Review: Burning Up – anthology

Authors: Meljean Brook, Nalini Singh, Angela Knight, Virginia Kantra
Psy 8,5, Iron Seas 0,5, Children of the sea 3,5,
Genre: Parnormal romance /steampunk/ fantasy romance /HR pnr
Pages: 342
Published: 2010
Publisher: Berkley
Source: Won

New in Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series is Whisper of Sin, in which a woman in lethal danger finds an unlikely protector- and lover- in a volatile member of the DarkRiver pack. 

This is Emmett and Ria’s story and I must say that I do like when changelings and human fall in love. Never been much of a Psy fan. Anyway Ria is in danger from bad guys, Emmett protects her, they fall in love. It’s all very short, hot and sweet. I was happy with thsi story. 

In Angela Knights’s Blood and Roses, a vampire warrior and his seductive captor join forces to stop a traitor from unleashing an army of demonic predators on their kingdom. 
I did like the world, I did like the story but still some things were not to my liking. Our heroine does something and the next second she and the hero is in love. That was one big case of insta-love, and yes this is a short story so it have to be like that. But I guess because of how it started I just could not believe in it. 
Virginia Kantra continues the haunting tales of the Children of the Sea in Shifting Sea, the story of a wounded soldier rescued by a strange and enigmatic young woman. 

Jack meet Morwenna and they have wild passionate sex. I want to read more about this world and the immortals of the sea. They sound fascinating even if there is nothing hot about dolphin, whale and all the rest shifters. 
Meljean Brook launches a bold new steampunk series with Here There Be Monsters, as a desperate woman strikes provocative- and terrifying- bargain to gain overseas passage. 
Ivy wants to get out of London and meets Mad Machen. The bad bad pirate. Arghhh matey. Sorry. It was a good story about these two finding each other, hating each other, and learning about each other. It was not as good as later stories though, but still good. 
So all in all I think this was a good anthology. Fans of Singh will want her story, the same for fans of the Iron Seas series. And I shall bump up up my Sea shifter story in my tbr pile.

28 thoughts on “Review: Burning Up – anthology

  1. Houston A.W. Knight says:

    Hey Sweetie!I've heard that the 'suddenly in love' is a big problem for short story readers, but when an author is limited in pages to tell her story she's forced to move things faster than even she'd like…it's one of the reasons I don't write short stories.HugsHawk

  2. Anachronist says:

    I am not a fan of Singh but do change my latest review, published just some minutes ago. Yes, I have sinned today and the day is not over yet…*snickering* All because of Melissa (BaT) AND her sinful invitation I simply couldn't accept (too much on my platter)

  3. Blodeuedd says:

    VivienneLol, do not look then! Not even a peakNinaNot even Singh? I have reviewed her ;)hawkI know, you can't tell a good lovestory in such a short pace, but some does it very well still 🙂 But must be hardAnaMelissa is just evil! Evil I say.*secretly congratulates Melissa for bringing poor Ana to the dark side*

  4. Blodeuedd says:

    AurianYou have not read the rest? Bad you ;)CherryYes a psy-changeling fan must not miss this one 😀 CarrieYay for Brook, she is so good!FeliciaWell…what can I say, some are bad, some are good, but so are booksStaciThe Psy not so much, the Kantra, no, Brook…hm, yes perhaps

  5. Jenny N. says:

    It reminds me that I have a couple anthologies I have to read. But I always put them off since a lot of the stories have characters from the authors other series and I haven't started those series yet.

  6. Jenny says:

    I've always been a bigger fan of Nalini's changeling characters than her Psy characters (with the huge exception of the Lauren family, I adore them). I really enjoyed Meljean's story too, the Iron Duke was a favorite of mine last year – can't wait for the next book! Yay pirates:)

  7. Blodeuedd says:

    ChrisI am not 😀 Well ok I did sip those two books…MelissaWhat! I? No, I did not do it..well ok I did tempt her a lot, but alas she never seemed to listen, lol.Mrs QYes you really should, I like the funny, light ones. The rest, well ok, but I want moreStaciI wrote this 2 months ago, must check back what i wrore about sex ;)NaidaI had not tried Knight before so that was fun for me, oh and KantraJennyI know, that sucks, I just feel so left out sometimes. But these are beginning stories mostly

  8. Kristi The Book Faery says:

    I love Nalini Singh but not a big psy fan, either more of an Arch Angel fan! Love those fallen angels!Sounds like a great book! Sometimes I like to read short stories, just finished Enthralled and really liked it :o]Fab review, my Chica!

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