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Dragon Dance by Angela Knight

Overview
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Title: Dragon Dance
Author: Angela Knight
In: Beyond the Dark (Lora Leigh, Angela Knight, Emma Holly & Diane Whiteside)
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Aliens, Paranormal romance, Science fiction
Dates read: 4th May 2021
Pace: Fast
Format: Novella
Publisher: Jove
Year: 2007
5th sentence, 74th page: No, I’ll just… I’ll just…

Synopsis

Angela Knight does it… in the psychic realm of a woman attuned to the touch of strangers – and the powerful temptations of a seductive and mysterious protector.

Thoughts

I really, really loved this concept – that random people get powers and are called hypers. And that the source of these powers is aliens… I love how Knight’s novellas are able to take a concept that you kind of expect… and change it into a really unique SciFi spin!

Arial and Josiah are a great couple. I thought that they were seriously cute from the very beginning. And I definitely was routing for them from the very beginning. I also love the way that Josiah is trying to keep celibate (and the reasons for why). And how Arial just steadily and happily makes him give it all up… it’s a fun storyline. Or at least, my happy little brain finds it fun.

But, mostly I love how these characters with superpowers have managed to find a way to coexist and find their happily ever afters. I can completely imagine Arial and Josiah and Psych running off into the future fighting more bad guys and making more sense of the incredibly unique world that Knight has managed to create.

<- Beyond the DarkCaught by the Tides ->

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Wicked Games by Angela Knight

Overview
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Title: Wicked Games
Author: Angela Knight
In: Wicked Games (Angela Knight)
Rating Out of 5: 4 (Really good read!)
My Bookshelves: Bondage, EroticaShort story collections
Dates read: 3rd – 12th February 2020
Pace: Medium
Format: Novella
Publisher: Berkley
Year: 2014
5th sentence, 74th page: “I dressed you,” Nimue told her with a faint smile.

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Synopsis

The New York Times bestselling author of the Mageverse novels makes her wildest moves yet in Wicked Games…

Anglea Knight’s reimagining of the Arthurian elgend in her Mageverse novels has been praised as “inventive, livey, and sexy as hell”. Now, in Wicked Games, she delivers an all-new novella, and a sensual new kick, to her Mageverse world. In a revealing prequel that draws together Arthur, Lancelot, and Guinevere in an explosive triangle, she sets the stage for the Mageverse magic, for the masterful men, and for the beautiful women who live to serve, outwit, and bewitch them

Plus! Angela Knight at her provocative best in two bonus novellas that have previously appeared in a different form…

In Bondage, Beauty and the Beast, lovely Brianne is sold as a bondslvae to Lord Ardolf Greycastle. Ardolf needs Brianne to break the spell that turned him into a beast, but to do that he must win her love even as he dominates her without mercy.

When female Confederate spy Rose Carson seduces a handsome Union Officer in A Question of Pleasure, it is only to gather secrets. She never expected to fall in love, or to submit to his extreme demands when he discovers her duplicity.

Thoughts

This is definitely not a collection for the faint of heart. It’s pretty graphic and intense. Although, to be fair, Knight does warn the reader of that in her introduction. She admits that some of this is seriously intense and based on the approach to the genre in the past. Which isn’t exactly PG or really all that great to women at times… I love that this book comes with a warning though. Not only did it make me laugh, but it was also great to know exactly what I was getting into before turning the first page… and to know that you probably shouldn’t read this in public.

To be honest, although this is a collection of three stories, it’s almost one novel with two short stories thrown in. The Once and Future Lover is almost one close to full-length novel. It’s filled with chapters, an intense storyline and a great journey that you won’t want to put down. The next two stories are much shorter and a little quicker to get through. Although, I actually found them a lot more intense than the first story… maybe because there was no gradual build up to the BDSM.

Every story in this is erotic and intense. There is BDSM, anal and a lot of other sexual choices that I wasn’t really aware of. Definitely an enjoyable eye-opener, just one that I don’t think I’ll be sharing with my friends and family at any point soon.

 <- A Question of Pleasure ReviewThe Once and Future Lover Review ->

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A Question of Pleasure by Angela Knight

Overview
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Title: A Question of Pleasure
Author: Angela Knight
In: Wicked Games (Angela Knight)
Rating Out of 5: 3 (On the fence about this one)
My Bookshelves: Bondage, Erotica
Dates read: 13th February 2020
Pace: Fast
Format: Novella
Publisher: Berkley
Year: 2014
5th sentence, 74th page: The army doesn’t.

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Synopsis

When female Confederate spy Rose Carson seduces a handsome Union Officer in A Question of Pleasure, it is only to gather secrets. She never expected to fall in love, or to submit to his extreme demands when he discovers her duplicity.

Thoughts

Of all the stories in Wicked Games, this is the one that I liked the least. They all made me get a little uncomfortable and pushed my boundaries a little… but this one didn’t just push my boundaries, it took me over the edge. Solely because in this the man who supposedly loves his sub woman forces her to be with another man… honestly, BDSM is fine, experiences like what were described in this are fairly acceptable. Being forced into it with a third party. I just don’t see how that is done by someone you love.

Having said all of that, I did like that this was about spies and the Yankees versus Rebels. It was kind of nice to have a little spy versus spy story set in a time when people were on the verge of change. And, since I know literally nothing about this period of American history, it was kind of interesting to get what little insight this story did give me.

Honestly, I would have probably thoroughly enjoyed this tale if it wasn’t for the fact that there was another man involved. I’m just having some serious troubles moving past that one…

 <- Bondage, Beauty and the Beast ReviewWicked Games Review ->

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Bondage, Beauty and the Beast by Angela Knight

Overview
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Title: Bondage, Beauty and the Beast
Author: Angela Knight
In: Wicked Games (Angela Knight)
Rating Out of 5: 4 (Really good read!)
My Bookshelves: BondageEroticaParanormal romance
Dates read: 9th February 2020
Pace: Fast
Format: Novella
Publisher: Berkley
Year: 2014
5th sentence, 74th page: I subsided sullenly, Jack’s finger buried to the knuckle in my bottom.

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Synopsis

In Bondage, Beauty and the Beast, lovely Brianne is sold as a bondslvae to Lord Ardolf Greycastle. Ardolf needs Brianne to break the spell that turned him into a beast, but to do that he must win her love even as he dominates her without mercy.

Thoughts

I’m fairly tame with my sexuality and sex life. So sometimes reading things that are quite imaginary and intense floors me. But, there’s not many that are that intense. I also have a wonderful imagination. This pushed my buttons. Multiple times I thought I’d probably need to put down the story. Mostly because I’m not really comfortable with BDSM I think. I was also fascinated. It was a very, very weird feeling.

Actually, the intensity of the bondage and DomSub in this story was so intense that I physically squirmed while reading it. But I kept plugging along. And, once I got past a certain point… it was actually really, really good. Getting over the graphic erotic descriptions, the storyline is somewhat amazing and an interesting take on a classic.

This is literally Beauty and the Beast. DomSub style… BDSM to the max. It’s destroyed one of my favourite children’s classics a little bit. But also made it so much more fun!

 <- Wicked Games ReviewA Question of Pleasure Review ->

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Hot Blooded by Christine Feehan, Maggie Shayne, Emma Holly & Angela Knight

Overview
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Title: Hot Blooded
Author: Christine Feehan, Maggie Shayne, Emma Holly & Angela Knight
In: Hot Blooded (Christine Feehan, Maggie Shayne, Emma Holly & Angela Knight)
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: EroticaParanormal romanceShort story collections
Dates read: 17th January – 6th February 2020
Pace: Medium
Format: Anthology
Publisher: Jove
Year: 2004
5th sentence, 74th page: A shadowy figure exploded out of the ground, erupting directly in front of Riordan, fist slamming into his chest and driving deep.

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Synopsis

“Dark Hunger” by New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan

In a dark jungle, a beautiful activist liberates animals from a secret laboratory—and stumbles across an unexpected prisoner. She releases the Carpathian from his bonds—only to unleash his voracious appetite on herself…

“Awaiting Moonrise” by New York Times bestselling author Maggie Shayne

A Science professor enters the steamy bayou to find a new species of animal, convinced that its presence is behind the stories of lycanthropy in the region, but finds herself tempted by a legendary creature straight out of her most sensual nightmare…

“The Night Owl” by Emma Holly

Little ever seems to stir in the sleepy woods of a small Vermont town, until a new owner takes over the exclusive local inn. He is centuries old and has traveled far and wide to find his queen—and now nothing will stop him from claiming her…

“Seduction’s Gift” by Angela Knight

All’s fair in the war between desire and resistance when a lady cop pulls over a speeder—and finds an immortal lover who is determined to seduce her into accepting her own passionate destiny…

When the sun goes down, each woman will discover the man she desires—within the beast that drives her wild…

Thoughts

This is a fantastic paranormal romance, erotica collection. It’s wonderfully lustful and desirable. The women are all strong-willed and strong-minded, which I always love. And, ultimately the worlds that were introduced were intense, powerful and impossible to forget.

Luckily, I already know and love all of the authors in this collection. Reading this doesn’t clog up the rest of my wish list, but it does make me grateful that these women help to fill my shelves. These stories are filled with some intriguing paranormal creatures and incredibly passionate nights. Which were great late at night when I was curled up feeling a little lonely myself.

The very intense and lustful nature of these stories honestly makes me just want to pick up all of the novels that I have on my shelves. There is something intriguing about these authors and the worlds they create that are kind of impossible to keep out of your head. Which is kind of why I love them so much…

 <- Seduction’s Gift ReviewDark Hunger Review ->

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Seduction’s Gift by Angela Knight

Overview
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Title: Seduction’s Gift
Author: Angela Knight
Series: Mageverse #0.5
In: Hot Blooded (Christine Feehan, Maggie Shayne, Emma Holly & Angela Knight)
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Camelot, Paranormal romance, Vampires, Witches
Dates read: 6th February 2020
Pace: Fast
Format: Novella
Publisher: Jove
Year: 2004
5th sentence, 74th page: My granddaughter has brought the High Court’s killer stud to his knees!

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Synopsis

All’s fair in the war between desire and resistance when a lady cop pulls over a speeder – and finds an immortal lover who is determined to seduce her into accepting her own passionate destiny…

Thoughts

After reading The Once and Future Lover, I was SERIOUSLY hoping that Lance was going to get his happily ever after. I just felt so sorry for him in every way shape and form. Actions that weren’t his fault completely alienated him from not only his best friend, but also the woman he had a friendship and infatuation with. So I desperately wanted him to find his own version of happily ever after. Which he does in this novella. The fact that the woman is one who tells Arthur to go shove it… well, it made me exceedingly happy.

As much as I enjoy a good, lustful romance. I sometimes get a bit annoyed at how quickly the women succumb to the men’s advances. I probably wouldn’t be any better… but I still get a bit over it. I seriously love that Grace fights Lance’s attractions for quite a while before she ends up succumbing. And she’s determined to not be something less than who and what she is.

There are so many deliciously devious machinations to get the upper hand throughout this story. I love the plotting. I wouldn’t want it in my own life, but all of the machinations throughout had me laughing and not being able to put down the story. The fact that it also intrigued me as to why and who was doing what, manipulating whom… well, I can’t wait to see what Knight can do with a whole novel…

 <- The Once and Future Lover ReviewMaster of the Night Review ->

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The Once and Future Lover by Angela Knight

Overview
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Title: The Once and Future Lover
Author: Angela Knight
Series: Mageverse #0.25
In: Wicked Games (Angela Knight)
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Camelot, Paranormal romance, Vampires, Witches
Dates read: 4th – 6th February 2020
Pace: Medium
Format: Novella
Publisher: Berkley
Year: 2014
5th sentence, 74th page: “I dressed you,” Nimue told her with a faint smile.

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Synopsis

In a revealing prequel that draws together Arthur, Lancelot, and Guinevere in an explosive triangle, she sets the stage for the Mageverse magic, for the masterful men, and for the beautiful women who live to serve, outwit, and bewitch them.

Thoughts

I’ve never read the stories of Camelot, but I would love to read more. And this was a great, paranormal romance, vampire-esque introduction to the storylines. Alright, it’s not quite Camelot, but it’s a great take on it. Especially the affair between Lancelot and Guinevere. It made it so much less adulterous, and a little more understanding…

At the beginning of this story, there is a little introduction that provides Knight’s reasoning and view points to writing her Mageverse series. She also mentions that Arthur is more of a bastard than she realised. I agree wholeheartedly. There is just something about him that makes me want to reach through the pages and… well, punch him. He does grow on you a little throughout the story, and at the end there is less of a punchy-punch feeling, but it still makes me kind of annoyed. I’m actually looking forward to seeing how his damn attitude changes over the series…

This is a really, really intense story. Not just for the sexuality in it, which, if you’re not really into reading about erotic moments (and that’s putting it lightly) … then you probably don’t want to read this series. Or this novella. It’s also intense just because of the emotions in the storyline. The feelings that Gwen experiences are seriously intense and make you want to comfort her. It’s really impossible to forget about this story or really put it down… ever.

 <- Master of Magic ReviewSeduction’s Gift Review ->

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Hot for the Holidays by Lora Leigh, Angela Knight, Anya Bast and Allyson James

Overview
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Title: Hot for the Holidays
Author: Lora Leigh, Angela Knight, Anya Bast & Allyson James
In: Hot for the Holidays (Lora Leigh, Angela Knight, Anya Bast and Allyson James)
Rating Out of 5: 4.5 (Amazing, but not quite perfect)
My Bookshelves: Christmas, Paranormal romance, Short story collections, Urban fantasy
Dates read: 5th – 12th January 2020
Pace: Medium
Format: Anthology
Publisher: Jove
Year: 2009
5th sentence, 74th page: He ignored it, swung his sword.

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Synopsis

Featuring four all-new novellas of sensual surprises and seasonal spirits, this collection includes a new tale of the Breeds from Lora Leigh and a return to the world of the Mageverse from Angela Knight.

Vampire’s Ball by Angela Knight
Kat Danilo’s childhood turned tragic when her sister become the victim of a serial killer. Years later, she gets a chance at justice when she discovers she’d the daughter of Lancelot, vampire knight of the Round Table. But first, she’s got to convince a handsome vampire warrior that she’s worthy to gain the magical powers that are her birthright—powers that might help her find her sister’s killer.

If the murderer doesn’t find her first….

Sweet Enchantment by Anya Bast
This novella provides a first taste of the world in which Anya’s new Dark Magick series is set.

A Little Night Magic by Allyson James
The town of Magellan is famous for its woo-woo activity. Naomi is known as an Unbeliever (one who doesn’t believe in Magellan’s mystical energy). But Naomi must put disbelief aside when her Navajo lover reveals that he is a Changer, a shapeshifter, and has returned to Magellan to protect her from grave anger on Christmas Eve.

A Christmas Kiss by Lora Leigh
Jess has been in isolation for the past year… ever since she betrayed the people she loves the most. Yet, it’s Hawke’s unwillingness to visit her that really hurts her the most. As secrets are revealed and truths discovered, will Jess and Hawke finally find a way to be together?

Thoughts

This is a fantastic novella collection. Especially since it’s got a Christmas theme, but really wasn’t Christmassy at all. Actually, other than the fact that each of these novellas was set around the festive season, there was nothing truly Christmassy about any of these. Which made me much, much happier. I’m just not that into the festive season this year…

I bought this collection because I had one of the series in it (Stormwalker). And then, not long after, started the second one (Breeds). In reading this, I also got to discover two new, great series that are most definitely going on my wish list. It made a great, fun collection. One that took me to new worlds and made me want to just sink my teeth into each and every one of these four series…

Although this is in the paranormal romance section of my bookshelves, it’s really not all the romancey. There are a few stories in this that are intensely lustful, and in every single one there is a couple and sex. But, ultimately it was more about finding a way to be happy with one another, not about the actual overboard romance.

 <- A Christmas Kiss ReviewVampire’s Ball Review ->

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Vampire’s Ball by Angela Knight

Overview
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Title: Vampire’s Ball
Author: Angela Knight
Series: Mageverse #5.5
In: Hot for the Holidays (Lora Leigh, Angela Knight, Anya Bast and Allyson James)
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Camelot, Paranormal romance, Vampires, Witches
Dates read: 5th January 2020
Pace: Fast
Format: Novella
Publisher: Jove
Year: 2009
5th sentence, 74th page: He ignored it, swung his sword.

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Synopsis

Kat Danilo’s childhood turned tragic when her sister become the victim of a serial killer. Years later, she gets a chance at justice when she discovers she’d the daughter of Lancelot, vampire knight of the Round Table. But first, she’s got to convince a handsome vampire warrior that she’s worthy to gain the magical powers that are her birthright—powers that might help her find her sister’s killer.

If the murderer doesn’t find her first….

Thoughts

My first ever Mageverse story! I’ve been looking at this series for a while, because, quite frankly, I’m just intrigued by the idea of a series based on vampires that are also knights of the round table. And this completely lived up to all of my expectations! I’ve read a novella or two of Knight’s which are just lustful enough for me to be happy. And this kept up that trend. But you know… it added in this idea of vampires, werewolves, witches and Camelot. What girl (or person, however you want to approach this) wouldn’t fall madly in love?

As with many novellas, this was a great, quick, easy and quite lustful read. Which, of course, is exactly what the doctor ordered. Or at least, that’s the case in my crazy, happy mind. The attraction between the two leads is there from the very beginning, although, it does take them a little while to build up to it. In my opinion, I much prefer this – don’t get the whole insta love thing. But I digress. I love that although they’re both attracted from the beginning, and the story does centre on this… it’s not what made me want to keep reading. Don’t get me wrong, the romance was freaking fantastic. But the mystery of what was wrong with Christmas and what happened in the past… I was so much more intrigued by that.

Both Kat and Ridge have a tragic history in this story. Yet, it’s Kat’s that really drew me in. Her not well mother, her lost sister and the mystery that surrounds everything was seriously difficult to put down. The fact that you find out in the opening moments that she’s also Lancelot’s daughter… I just had to know more!

 <- Hot for the Holidays ReviewA Little Night Magic Review ->

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Burning Up by Angela Knight, Nalini Singh, Virginia Kantra & Meljean Brook

Overview
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Title: Burning Up
Author: Angela Knight, Nalini Singh, Virginia Kantra & Meljean Brook
In: Burning Up (Angela Knight, Nalini Singh, Virginia Kantra & Meljean Brook)
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Paranormal romance, Short story collections, Urban fantasy
Dates read: 30th January – 4th April 2019
Pace: Medium
Format: Anthology
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Year: 2010
5th sentence, 74th page: Ria opened her mouth to reply but something made her turn to the doorway.

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Synopsis

Passion runs as hot as a fever dream in these all-new stories by four New York Times bestselling provocateurs of the paranormal…

In Angela Knight’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.

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.

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.

Meljean Brook launches a bold new steampunk series with Here There Be Monsters, as a desperate woman strikes a provocative – and terrifying – bargain to gain overseas passage.

Thoughts

I’ve had this collection sitting on my shelf for ages. I just haven’t gotten around to reading it… until now. And now I’m wondering why I took so long to sink my literary teeth in… I already had the Psy-Changeling series, but now I have another three paranormal romance series to obsess over… when they eventually arrive on my doorstep.

The themes and paranormal characters in this collection of four novellas run the gambit. There’s a steampunk tale with pirates, a romance with a leopard shapeshifter and one with vampires and their battles. The romances are instantaneous and involve a lot of running away… the only thing that these four novellas really have in common is the fact that they are all intense, fun and have a good ending. Although, maybe not good stories to read when you have to sleep alone….

 <- Here There Be Monsters ReviewWhisper of Sin Review ->
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