Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Review: Hot and Haunted by Saranna DeWylde, Megan Hart, Lauren Hawkeye
Authors: Megan Hart, Saranna DeWylde, Lauren Hawkeye
Published: October 23, 2012
Publisher: Avon Red
Reviewed by: Marq
summary from Goodreads
True Halloween pleasures don't come from sweets . . .
Indulge yourself with some tasty tricks and treats from three popular erotica authors as they serve up tales of chilling, thrilling passion.
Megan Hart's Nothing Else Matters
After surviving the zombie apocalypse, Lira wants nothing more than the sense of life that only lust can bring. Suddenly torn between two irresistible lovers, Lira must choose: the one who brings her carnal fantasies to life? Or the one who sets her ablaze again and again?
Lauren Hawkeye's Pick Me Up
Sure, hitchhiking is dangerous, but Holly just had to get away. Now soaking wet and stuck in a downpour with her roadside savior, she's ready for a little window-steaming and some role-play. It's all fun and games until Holly realizes she's met her match . . .
Saranna DeWylde's Little Red's Big Bad
Hunting werewolves and being snowbound in a remote cabin with a sexy FBI agent are all in a day's work for U.S. Marshal Miranda Garrick. But when business mixes with pleasure, can she stay in control? Or will she be tempted by unrestrained passion . . . and tantalizing danger?
Hot and Haunted is a collection of 3 short stories. The first story, Nothing Else Matters by Megan Hart, is about Lira, a woman living in a post-apocalyptic world. There are zombies and a group of people who have gathered together and trying to stay alive. Think The Walking Dead but with lots of sex. Lira is the bad ass of the group and she's the one they send out to get supplies. She has some kind of immunity to the "spores" that causes people to turn into zombies. This story was okay. Lira is sexing up one guy on the regular and then meets a military guy out in the field and sexes him out and then returns to her regular guy. I really didn't understand the point. Plus, I'm kind of over the zombie craze so this story didn't do much for me.
The next story, Pick Me Up by Lauren Hawkeye, was very interesting. While reading the story, I couldn't tell if Holly was telling the truth, having a flashback or if everything was happening exactly the way it was happening. There was a twist at the end that still has me confused but I liked that the story did surprise me. It kept me engaged because I wanted to know what was going to happen next. It reminds of the Urban Legend of a guy picking up a girl on the side of the road and in the end, it turns out she's a ghost. This story had that kind of feel to it and I really liked it.
Little Red's Big Bad by Saranna DeWylde was also a decent story. There's some suspense surrounding FBI agent Aden. There's more to him than he's letting on. The sexual tension is built up nicely and the suspense about who Aden really is had me at the edge of my seat. I didn't want the story to end. It could have easily been a full-length novel.
Overall Hot and Haunted was fun, sexy read.