by Christine Feehan, Maggie Shayne, Emma Holly, Angela Knight

September 2004
ISBN: 0-515-13696-4
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Mass Market Paperback

Add a delicious lick of heat to your cool autumn evenings this year with Hot Blooded. Headlined by reader favorites Christine Feehan and Maggie Shayne, and showcasing the exceptional talents of Emma Holly and Angela knight, this anthology will go a long way towards keeping those home fires burning long into the night. I was dazzled by each of these stories. Each of them could easily stand on their own but is enhanced by the others.

Dark Hunger by Christine Feehan

Riordan, one of five brothers dispatched to South America centuries ago to battle the vampire, falls prey to a diabolical trap set in the jungle. His rescuer, Juliette, is his lifemate - the one woman who can save him from turning vampire. Together they will embark on a journey to save her vanishing species and find a love like no other. A sexy addition to the best-selling Carpathian series. Rich characterization and vivid detail make this adventurous story a sure fire hit.

Awaiting Moonrise by Maggie Shayne

Professor Jenny Rose has one main reason for being in the bayou; she’s hunting a myth. Jenny is searching for the legendary `Loup-garou’, lycanthrope, which is said to prowl the forests of the bayou in the hopes of discovering a new species. What she finds is the sexy town doc Samuel La Roque who wants to bring out the animal in her. This story takes the legend of the Wolfman to a sensual new level. With her trademark emotional characterization and honest treatment of the paranormal, Ms. Shayne delivers a captivating romantic adventure.

The Night Owl by Emma Holly

Powerful upyr Bastien Luces has settled in a small town in Vermont. He doesn’t expect to find his mate, his queen, among the town’s residents. Now, all that he has to do is convince her they belong together for eternity — a task made easier by the searing heat of their desires. A new addition to the world of the upyr, The Night Owl is a compelling romance that captures your attention and will not let go until you are delightfully spent.

Seduction’s Gift by Angela Knight

Grace, a deputy in the Tayanita County Police Department, is the heir apparent to a fantastic magical legacy. And it is time to awaken her latent powers. To catch a killer Grace will have to embrace her heritage, and face a love that will, literally, rock her world. A funny, erotic look at the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Lance and Grace will have readers laughing and aroused all at the same time. Great pacing guarantees that boredom never sets in.


Reviewed in August 2004 by Cynthia.