Thursday, June 14, 2012

Something Wicked This Way Comes Volume 2

Title:  Something Wicked This Way Comes Volume 2
Author:  Jaid Black, Laurann Dohner, Regina Carlysle, Katalina Leon, Aubrey 
              Ross, Diana Hunter
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
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ISBN/BIN:  9781419937002
Genre:  {M/F}, {M/F/M}, Paranormal, Sci-Fi
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph

Scarred and Kilt by Laurann Dohner - 4.5 Nymphs

After Matty saves Blaron from a vampire hunter, her life changes.  I had to laugh at Matty and her attitude toward Blaron.  The scenes between the two are hot so keep ice on hand.  This is a slightly different vampire story.
Tinderbox by Regina Carlysle - 5 Nymphs

Olivia is kidnapped during a carjacking gone wrong.  Nate and Daniel are asked to find her.  The author gives a very good description of a mating ritual between a female jaguar shifter and her mates.  Be aware that the chemistry and heat between the three is very intense.

Asterion  by  Katalina Leon - 4 Nymphs

Larisa thinks she is going to die after she is taken as a sacrifice. This is an interesting look at an alien race that uses the Minotaur as a way to enter Earth.  There are some interesting customs in this one and the author used an unusual shape-shifter in this one.

Decadent Dance by Aubrey Ross - 4.5 Nymphs 

Vaden has waited years for a Decadent Dancer and ends up with Zoe. Zoe is an injured dancer that ends up buying a dress that takes her to Vaden.  This story was a slightly different take on alien men getting a woman.

Sahara Heat by Diana Hunter - 4.5 Nymphs

Carla and Josef are set up by a mutual friend by asking Carla to write a romance about the mummy that was found in the desert.  Both Carla and Josef are strong characters with a mutual interest in BDSM. 

Fatman & Robyn by Jaid Black - 4.5 Nymphs
Robyn runs into Jake at a coffee shop.  Jake has always been attracted to larger women, though he has hidden it until now.  This story takes a look at some of societies’ prejudices against larger women and how society perceives them.  The author did a good job with this one.

The second volume of Something Wicked This Way Comes has two very contemporary stories with the rest having paranormal themes.  While I enjoyed all of them, I would have liked to have the last two stories stay within the same theme.   

All the characters were strongly written and there were a few humorous situations throughout.  Some of the stories had a different take on some common themes about vampires and shifters and some of the stories had some define chemistry between the participants.   

I will be reading this one again.


Katalina Leon said...

Thank you so much Amazon Nymph for a wonderful review! It's much appreciated.

Regina Carlysle said...

Thank you bunches for the wonderful review. It was so much fun doing this with such talented writers!

Diana Hunter said...

Thanks for the good review. It's a great bunch of authors all bound together in one volume of stories (pun intended (g))!