Review: Wild and Steamy (Meljean Brook, Jill Myles, Carolyn Crane)

Genre: Paranormal romance and urban fantasy, steampunk
Format: Ebook 124 pages
Anthology:
Wild & Steamy (Includes: Iron Seas #0.4; The Disillusionists Trilogy #2.5)
Published: August 3rd 2011
Source: A gift, thank you msbookjunkie! 

The Blushing Bounder by Meljean Brook – An Iron Seas novella of 15,000 words: The search for a killer puts Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth’s life in danger and her assistant, Constable Newberry, in the line of fire. But Newberry faces a danger of another kind: to his heart, by the woman forced to marry him. What will it take for this prudish bounder to convince his wife to stay? 

My thoughts:
Yay, I love this world. It was just such a good short story, it truly worked. It takes place before the Iron Duke and we learn a bit more about Newberry and how incredibly silly and prudish those New Worlders are. There is a bit of danger and tension since this is not a happy marriage (but it could be, I shall not say anything more). Oh those silly people who just can’t say what they feel.

Anyway great story. You will not be disappointed. You do not need to have read the book either since it takes place before it, but it sure will make you want it.


Vixen by Jill Myles – A shifter novella of 15,000 words: Miko’s denied her were-fox nature for far too long and turned her back on her vixen heritage. But when she meets two very sexy cat-shifters, she has to decide if she truly wants to give up on her frisky side, or embrace it. Because the were-fox in her doesn’t want to choose between both men…it wants them both. 

My thoughts:
This was the steamy story and Myles sure knows how to write a good steamy story. Miko meets two sexy shifters and she sure wants to play with them. Even in this one there is a bit of danger (I will not say more). Miko was fun and I liked her vixen nature and of course the guys were just yummy.
A short sexy story that made me want to read more from this world. I do hope Myles writes more.

Kitten-tiger & the Monk by Carolyn Crane – A Disillusionists novella of 20,000 words: Sophia Sidway, Midcity’s most dangerous memory revisionist, seeks out the mysterious Monk in the wasteland beneath the Tangle turnpike, hoping for redemption…but it turns out that the Monk is not all that pious, and the turnpike is no turnpike at all.

My thoughts:
I have not read book 2 yet (I am afraid of the cliffhanger) but I could still read this short story. So even if you have read neither of the books you can read this one easily.

I felt that Sophia was such a bitch at first, but I guess I forgave her at the end. But it was hard, still I learnt more when I read on. But poor Robert, he was just so sad and screwed up. Though it made it a good story.


Conclusion:
A great anthology. Great stories 😀 Please write more 😉


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28 thoughts on “Review: Wild and Steamy (Meljean Brook, Jill Myles, Carolyn Crane)

  1. Aurian says:

    I don't read any of those authors, so I will pass on this anthology. I know my best friend is anxiously awaiting it for the Meljean Brook story.

  2. Missie says:

    Yay! I love The Iron Seas world too, but it takes place before The Iron Duke? Does that mean no Rhys. *sobs in corner* Still, I really want to read it! Love Newberry and Mina!

  3. anachronist says:

    Yes, not having read these series I might be immune to some charms of these novellas. Great to know it worked for you. I don't like short stories so perhaps I will rather focus on books. 😉

  4. Blodeuedd says:

    ChrisIt was great indeed :D@CherrryOh it would be an excellent start! I am sure it would make you wanna read more@maryYes it is@Book VWell one very steamy 😉 and one hot one and then one romantic one

  5. Blodeuedd says:

    @Aurianit was really good but then she is a great author so I would not expect anything less.@DanaFor some reason I have read a lot of shorties this year@JennyIt was excellent 😀 Totally worth the shortness@MissieYes no Rhys :/ Do not cry! Newberry is totalyl worth it

  6. Blodeuedd says:

    @AmusedIt is :D@LeontineI hope you do!@NaidaI am really getting the taste of them too@DottieI wanted it cos of all of them 😀 Honestly I do not get that often, wanting to read all the authors in an anthology

  7. Blodeuedd says:

    @Melissayes yes yes 😀 Lol, that is a yes to read it from me@CarolI know the feeling :/ it does suck sometimes.l Especially those you gotta read to understand what is happening@JennyYou did not? Oh my then hurry up cos yes here it is :D@AnaOh I will get you one day, this anthology must be read ;)Or perhaps I should get you to read the books first

  8. Melissa (My World...in words and pages) says:

    Eeeep! I just have to say this only comes in ebook and I don't have an ereader. BUT I loved Carolyn's series thus far so much I had to buy this $0.99 read for the ereader on my phone. Which by the way I HATE reading from. But I will do for this book. 🙂 Thanks for the great review!

  9. Blodeuedd says:

    @CarrieYes it is 😀 I am glad I brought it to your attention then@MelissaI understand. I read on an e-reader from the library- That is why you see a lot of ebooks from me and then nothing at all. Cos I hate and will not read on my computer.But this one is so worth reading on your phone ;)@PattiI hope you enjoy it :D@MelissaThat it is. And I am so glad a friend is returning a book to me today since there is a iron seas novella in it

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