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Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Review: The Real Werewives of Vampire County by Alexandra Ivy, Angie Fox, Tami Dane and Jess Haines

The Real Werewives of Vampire County
by Alexandra Ivy, Angie Fox, Tami Dane and Jess Haines
(Guardians of Eternity #7.6)

I love the title of this book! This was such a fun anthology, and even though I don't follow the series, if any, I was able to have enjoy and maybe be more into trying out the actual series. That's what anthologies are meant to do, right?

"Where Darkness Lives" by Alexandra Ivy - 5 Stars

I've only read one other novella in the Guardians of Eternity series and I didn't enjoy it as much as this one. This story rocked! And yes, it's my favorite in the whole anthology. It has one hell of a hot alpha male, Luc, who will make you drool all over yourself, especially when he's wearing his speedo by the pool. But not just that, I loved the heroine. Yes, Sophia is the Queen of Bitches, but I think she's a cool cat...or ... err.... wolf. She's had four daughters but thanks to being a werewolf she's still a hot and sexylicious blonde who is very confident and strong. After she realizes someone is trying to kill her she hires a bodyguard. Enter sexy Luc. And while he's doing his job keeping her safe, while keeping the secret of his identity from her, they realize they're mates. My only complaint... I wished it was a full length story!  The toe curling on this story is different than the average so up it to 3.

"Murder on Mysteria Lane" by Angie Fox - 4 Stars

This was my first Angie Fox story. Actually first time I heard of her. In her paranormal world, Heather McPhee, the outcast werewolf who has the ability of getting inside people's mind and making them tell the truth, gets to go undercover into Vampire County, aka Malibu, where all the trophy wives live. Why? Because her alpha's sister was murdered and they have three days to find the killer. She's partnering with a hot vampire, Lucien Mead. From the get-go she's not the type to fit in but I liked seeing her evolve and come out of her shell even though she was completely out of her element. And how cool that she's basically a truth serum? I want her ability! Although it takes a bit of time for things to heat up between Heather and Lucien they do end up steaming up the pages, even though I thought their first time was a bit awkward-timing.

"Werewolves in Chic Clothing" by Tami Dane - 3 Stars

Not so hot about this as a paranormal story. For most of this story there are no paranormal creatures really, maybe just a hint. As a murder mystery type story with a hint of humor it did keep me entertained. I thought the fact the hero's name is Jon Stewart was pretty comical. So the basic idea of the story is a girl moves in with her long distance boyfriend, whom she met online. Turns out she's moved into the replica of Stepford Wives, oh and by the way, her fiance is the suspect or murdering his ex wife. Oh and can I just complain about the "fade to black" sexy moments?

"What's Yours is Mine" by Jess Haines - 2.5 Stars

Maybe a bit harsh, huh? But I just really didn't care much for this story. There's a bunch of were women that are recruiting to turn other powerful women into weres. They set their sights on Tiffany, but she's keeping a secret and they need to find out about it before they present her with the contract to become a were. I didn't know all this paperwork was involved into being turned! There's no sex in this story or even really a mention of it.

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Michelle Bledsoe said...

How ready am I to read this anthology? So ready..LOL
I always find new authors when I read anthologies.
Thank you for the review.

koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

i see the Guardians of Eternity series in the stores all the time and i keep thinking it's time to go online and buy the series and my budget always stops me this year i put them on my christmas list (i got the complete sookis stackhouse series under the tree a couple years ago)so here's keeping my fingers crossed.

Di said...

I think anthologys are great ways to try new authors!
sallans d at yahoo dot com

Sophia Rose said...

I have this anthology on my wish list because of Alexandra Ivy so I was so geeked to see you think her story good.

I have never heard of the other writers so it will be an intro of sorts. Just like most anthologies are for me.

Thanks for the posting.


erin said...

I've actually really wanted to read this anthology. I've heard a lot about it and I would love to try some of these authors (I think I've only read one of them). Thanks for the review!

Maloup said...

If you haven't read the Guardians of Eternity series, it's a must. They are filled with sexy vampires, hot werewolves, and intersting many species, not to mention one particular gargoyle, who will annoy every hero, and conquer every heroine's heart- he's hilarious!

Unknown said...

@Maloup, I can't wait to read the series!!!

Thanks everyone, hope you enjoy this when you get it.


Andrea said...

I have heard of most of the authors, but never read anything by them. I know I have some of their books in my TBR stack. I'm looking forward to reading this book.


Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Though I in general don't like anthologies, only because they end to soon, I have decided that they are exactly what I want on my Kindle to read. Most of my Kindle reading is in the car or at doctors offices, perfect for shorter stories.
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ML said...

I love anthologies! Can't wait to check this out.
mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

Ivy said...

Anthologies are a great chance to ck out other authors...there's always a weak one though.

Unknown said...

True, and also some great authors don't do well writing short stories, so I do keep that in mind as well.


Artemis said...

Oh boy! Great review on the Guardians of Eternity short. In a speedo no less! Will have to put this one on The List.

Unknown said...

Thanks and yeah all that hunk of man meat in a speedo ;)