Release Day Review: Myths, Moons and Mayhem, an Anthology
Enjoy nine erotic stories of paranormal ménages a trois fueled by lust and magic, where mystical forces collide with the everyday world and even monsters have their own demons to conquer.
A werewolf gets a lust-fueled lesson on fitting in with the pack, a professor unlocks ancient secrets and two men’s hearts, and a pair of supernaturals find themselves at the erotic mercy of a remarkable human. Ghosts, fairies, aliens, and mere mortals test the boundaries of their desires, creating magic of their own.
Penned by favorite authors such as Rob Rosen and Clare London, as well as by newcomers to the genre, Myths, Moons & Mayhem is an eclectic mix of paranormal lust and polymythic beings that will spark your fantasies and fuel your bonfires.
Inside Man by Clare London—At a London pub, a tear in the veil between the dead and living opens up new possibilities for a ghost who could only ever watch the men he desired, but never touch.
The Secret of the Golden Cup by Rebecca Buchanan—A classics professor finds himself at the center of a magical war. With an unfairly attractive student and a campus janitor as his only allies, can he stave off the forces of evil?
When The Big Moon Shines by Carl Redlum—A college student is intent on hunting down the man who turned him into a werewolf. But his mouthwatering neighbors keep getting in the way.
Careful What You Wish For by Elizabeth Coldwell—Josh dreams of meeting Mr. Right, so his roommate offers help with a love spell. Neither man is prepared for what happens when the spell begins to work.
The Cave by Dale Cameron Lowry—Losing sleep to the sounds of his tent-neighbors’ nightly lovemaking has nature photographer Ethan at his wit’s end. What kind of magic can convince the two men he should join them?
The Endless Knot by Morgan Elektra—The fiery romance between a vampire and a werewolf threatens to burn itself to the ground until a human teaches them to temper the flame.
Squatchin’ by Greg Kosebjorn—Two Bigfoot hunters get more than they bargained for when they set out on an overnight camping trip to trail the legendary beast.
Celyn’s Tale by Rhidian Brenig Jones—A young Welsh farmer is haunted by visions of his future lover, only to discover that the lover is not one, but two—and not exactly human, either.
Close Encounter of the Three-way Kind by Rob Rosen—In this quirky comedy, aliens arrive from another galaxy, but they’re more interested in consensual exploration than invasion. Alien probing never felt so good!
A Paranormal Pleasure!
Inside Man, by Clare London
“I want that. The visceral connection: the belonging again. I want to feel everything again as a living man. My need reaches out to the two men, as if with a mind of its own. I can't grasp them with my arms, but my senses ache to touch.”
The Secret of the Golden Cup, by Rebecca Buchanan
“Grover hated running. He had not run since his disastrous attempt to impress Timothy Grant by trying out for the track team in ninth grade. Now, he ran. Down the hall, down the steps, across the campus toward the library, Dominic and Steffan pounding along beside him. And the bee. He was fairly certain the bee was following too.”
Right from the start, I felt sorry for Henry. He was so afraid of everything; his own room, his feelings, his senses, how his life had changed; and it was all because of a single moment he couldn't even remember. The characterisation is so well done that I already felt like I knew him and cared about him before the end of the first scene. Then when he stumbled across Alex and Bruce, the hope and fear were tangible.
“Bruce reached out his beefy mitt of a hand, Henry wanted to yank it up and lick it to see if it tasted as good as it smelled.”
Careful What You Wish For, by Elizabeth Coldwell
As an archaeology nut, I loved the amount of detail and knowledge that went into this expedition, though it's not a field – sediments and lemurs – that I'm familiar with. It made the whole expedition feel like one of those old fashioned movies, like Solomon's Mines.
The Endless Knot, by Morgan Elektra
“Their attraction has always been potent. No matter how many times it ends in bitter recriminations and crushing disappointment, the desire eventually drives them back to each other.
Each story is a really nice length; enough to give the author time to delve into plot, characterisation and offer some depth to both, without being drawn out and overly long. Some of the authors I knew did an excellent job of reminding me why I love their work and some that I didn't know will be appearing on my bookshelf again, very soon.