Book Reviews of Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift

Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift
Hot Blooded Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift
Author: Christine Feehan, Maggie Shayne, Emma Holly, Angela Knight
ISBN-13: 9780739446089
ISBN-10: 0739446088
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 373
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 32 ratings
Publisher: Jove Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 83 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Four gorgeous nighttime predators bid farewell to bachelorhood in this uneven quartet of sensual paranormal romances. Surprisingly, Feehan's "Dark Hunger," depicting the romance between an immortal Carpathian and a spirited shape-shifter, is the weakest of the lot. Feehan struggles with the short form; she tries to cram everything she would normally put in a novelmultiple conflicts, a full cast of characters and an abundance of love scenesinto a mere 100 pages, and the result is a frenetic tale lacking emotional intensity, plausibility and focus. The stories improve progressively, however, with Shayne delivering a tightly wrought werewolf romance in "Awaiting Moonrise" and Holly offering a sexy, shockingly kinky romance ("The Night Owl") between a vampire and a smalltown baker. The most inventive of the four is "Seduction's Gift." Knight imagines a magical world where Magi, immortal champions of humankind commonly referred to as "witches" and "vampires," wield their powers to save humanity from itself. These immortal champions include the legendary King Arthur, Guinevere and the hero of this tale, Lord Lancelot du Lac, assassin and High Court seducer. All the stories suffer to some degree from an overabundance of lust and sex and a dearth of emotional connection, but fans of the genre aren't likely to mind.
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 149 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
For an anthology, all of these stories were surpisingly good and well-written.

"Dark Hunger" by Christine Feehan
This story takes place within Christine Feehan's Dark series and tells the story of Riordan de la Cruz and his lifemate Juliette. But Juliette has a secret identity of her own, as well as her own agenda protecting her sister and cousin. Definitely a romance but enough other action going on to hold my interest throughout.

"Awaiting Moonrise" by Maggie Shayne
Jenny Rose is a university professor who travels to the bayou of Louisiana to research tales of a possible unknown, and as yet undiscovered, species of mammal. But she meets up with the town's sexy (and single) doctor, whose interest in her is more than just academic. I enjoyed this one even more than the Feehan story.

"The Night Owl" by Emma Holly
This story takes place within Emma Holly's Midnight series (Catching Midnight, Hunting Midnight, Courting Midnight) and if you like to read series in order, is best read after Hunting Midnight since it tells the continuing tale of Bastien and Emile who first appear in that book. It was a good story, though I probably didn't like it quite as much as Shayne's contribution.

"Seduction's Gift" by Angela Knight
Grace Morgan is a Latent, she has the Gift of the Mageverse but would rather live in the real world serving and protecting fellow humankind in the role of a deputy police officer. But her grandmother, Morgana le Fay, sends Lord Lancelot du Luc to seduce her and bring her over, activating her Gift with the act of lovemaking, at least 3 times.

This is the second short story I've read by Angela Knight that takes place in the Mageverse series, the first one being "Galahad" which appeared in the Bite anthology, though that one actually takes place later in the series. I didn't really care for "Galahad" all that much as I couldn't get into the whole Knights of the Round Table as Vampires thing... but for some reason, I liked this one a little better. Perhaps because it's actually the first story in the tale. But because so many others thought it was great, I didn't want to judge the series by a short story and I've since acquired the other books of the Mageverse series. If anything, this story has forced me to move Master of the Night closer to the top of my TBR pile.
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 21 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Interesting HOT romance in the most primal sense. Love the way that Angela Knight takes old stories of heros and tames them to her will!
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 112 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Four good authors. Each a story of the paranormal.Funny, sexy, exciting and suspensful.
I liked each writers story. They kept be interested.
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 57 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Christine Feehan, Maggie Shayne, Emma Holly, and Angela Knight: come together and tell their tals. My 4 most favorite authors. suspence,thrills,and keeps you ever guessing about what's around the next corner...
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 65 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
awsome book!!four books in one christine feehan and maggie shane,angela knight,emma holly all great reads
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 40 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Nice collection of four short, sexy, paranormal love stories.
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 57 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
If you like erotic thrillers, this is one for you to enjoy. Great summer read, four hot and sultry stories that make your pulse race. I thoroughly enjoyed it, just kicked back by the pool or cooled off under the A/C and voraciously enjoyed every story!
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 68 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
There wasn't one story I didn't like! There were all very fast reads, one story per night actually, I couldn't put the book away! I just got it 5 days ago so that tells you how good it is.

I think I liked "Awaiting Moonrise" the best, but it has a close runner up with the
"Seductions' Gift" story - this one is a new twist on an old vampire theroy, very cool, very imaginative. Hats off to the writer.

Dark Hunger is a Carpaithian story, which I do love reading those (I even go back to the dark celebration book after I read one of her short stories to see if she put them in the celebration book, to see who's doing what by then)

The Night Owl- is a pretty taime and sweet vampire story.
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 148 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Hot blooded just doesn't cover it!! These spicy tales of lust in the after life will keep you turning pages. Definitely NOT for the kiddies!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
I'm not usually a fan of short stories but these were good. Exactly what you'd expect from these authors.
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Helpful Score: 1
I unlike the other reviewers was bored with this book. Way too much sex not enough plot. I just couldn't finish it. I love all the authors and was disapointed.
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Helpful Score: 1
Four paranormal tales from four very strong writers. This was a very entertaining read for the afternoon. I don't think you could possibly be disappointed
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 5 more book reviews
I requested this book because I'm a fan of Angela Knight. I enjoyed the rest of the book just as much and, found three new authors to check out!
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on
I love Christine Feehan. I am reading the Dark series right now and really love it. I'm hanging on to this one.
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 5 more book reviews
This book is an anthology with 4 different stories in it from some very good writers. I liked all the stories.
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 85 more book reviews
Good Read. Shorts of popular series such as Christine Feehan's Dark (Carpathian) series and Angela Knights Mageverse series. I see shorts as a good way to find out if you will enjoy authors and their work. Again, liked it.
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 39 more book reviews
Although I am not usually a big fan of the multiple author books, I have to say this one opened me to a few new authors that I will be reading more from! Highly recommend this read for any Feehan or Knight lovers!
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on
Anthology - 4 stories all in the paranormal romance genre
Dark Hunger - Christine Feehan
Awaiting Moonrise - Maggie Shayne
The Night Owl - Emma Holly
Seduction's Gift - Angela Knight
All 4 stories are well written, long enough to keep you interested and short enough to make you want more.
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 11 more book reviews
Four great stories, by four great authors.
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This is a short story collection from 4 writers. Admittedly, I got this book to read one of them - Dark Hunger by Christine Feehan (part of her Carpathian series). In reading the other stories, I also found them wonderful. There is romance and action - and the creativity in each story gives you a different perspective of vampires and werewolves. I would recommend that you give this one a chance.
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 25 more book reviews
have read better from all the writers
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 25 more book reviews
WOnderfully written. Each story drug you in and kept you there. A definte can't put down until finished book.
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 132 more book reviews
Great book. Fun stuff. Hot!
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 49 more book reviews
HOT! SEXY! EN FUEGO! If you like reading a book that makes you sweat - then this book is for you! I love vampires, and this books is all about vampire love!
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 103 more book reviews
Boring read. The best one was Emma Holly but then all her stories are good.
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 5 more book reviews
I thought Feehan's story was okay, I didn't care for Shayne's story, Holly's story was much better than I expected, and I loved, loved, loved Knight's story.
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 257 more book reviews
Four Paranormal Romantic Erotic Stories -
Christine Feehan - could not finish reading - stilted dialogue - just bad writing.
Maggie Shayne - a nice introduction to the author, good smart characters and interesting quick plot.
Emma Holly - She's a pro. Characters are multidimensional, vulnerable and delightful. Sex is HOT.
Angela Knight - Good story but a little heavy on the world building for a short story. Love me some Lancelot legend though.
3 out of 4 are strong - Recommended.
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 10 more book reviews
Good book for a trilogy although I wish the stories were longer as you wonder what happened to the characters especially in Hot Blooded Dark Hunger. I wish it had been a book by itself with more to it although it was a good read. If you like Christine's book you will enjoy this one.
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 5 more book reviews
this book it a great read i love it to the end
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 14 more book reviews
I liked the second and third stories best. The first and last seemed a little over the top, although I admit I haven't read anything by those authors before.
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on
hot vampires! Feehan is her usual dark self, slightly distressing. The other three tales are just pure fun with a slant.
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on
Great book loved the stories.
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on
This was the first Christine Feehan writing I had ever read and I was completely hooked. Since I read her short story I have gone on to read most of the "Dark" series and haven't looked back. Absolutely mesmerizing story that grabs your attention from the first page and on the last page you can't believe it's ended because you want it to go on and on. Highly recommended!
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 550 more book reviews
Love these anthologies. Emma Holly and Angela Knight always throw together a sexy thrilling short story that's a fun quick read.
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Fun, short stories by some great authors.
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 153 more book reviews
Very Good!
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 458 more book reviews
I liked all of these stories.
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 20 more book reviews
Fun set of paranormal short stories from some of the best authors in the genre. DARK HUNGER by Christine Feehan was my favorite.
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great stories!!!
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 9 more book reviews
great book to read do everything you have to do during tha day before you sit down to read this book you wouldn't want to put it down.
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I really enjoyed all the storied in this book. I got it for the Christine Feehan Dark series and loved all of them
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These books are wonderful, I have most of the books about the
Carpathians except the ones orderd. I love the books on warewolfs, darkhunters, all of them but I prefer romance due to
my ability to get involved in the story and picture it in my
mind. It is the way I let go of stress and anxiety.
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 106 more book reviews
Hot Blooded is an absolutely wonderful anthology that perfectly blends the four unique writing styles of the best paranormal writers around today - Christine Feehan, Maggie Shayne, Emma Holly and Angela Knight.

Emma Holly's "The Night Owl" was one of my favorites, about a Bed and Breakfast owner who is a vampire with some issues.

My other favorite was Angela Knight's "Seduction's gift," which is by far the best entry in this collection. It lays the groundwork for "Master of The Night," her full length novel.

Didn't care for the Feehan story, but I've found her stories boring; just not my "cup of tea."
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 227 more book reviews
some good and some eh.
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 30 more book reviews
Hot, Hot, Hot!

The stories were excellent.
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 51 more book reviews
I was not impressed by this collection. Feehan's story about a Carpathian male and a lycanthropic female was, if it could possibly me imagined, her same old story. The other three shorts were different, but by no means page turners.
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A wonderful group of stories from some of the top paranormal romance authors
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Four different authors - four different stories of sensual predators that come by night.
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if you like C.Feehan style books you will love her story and the other three writers in this book!! there are four short stories in all..
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stories on the short side. could have more substance, but still were good
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"Four sexy stories of sensual predators who come by night..." You will never be disapointed you grabbed this book. The title says it all.
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I did not care much for for Angela Knight, but I loved the other three stories.
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Four sexy, original stories of sensual predators who come by night. . . Christine Feehan, Maggie Shayne, Emma Holly and Angela Knight.
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Diverse collection of fairly hot stories.
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Four sexy stories of sensual predators
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 104 more book reviews
Very good book...my favorite story was by Emma Holly.
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Some hot stuff. Introduced me to Emma Holly. Rug-burning action!
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on
Four solid erotic romantic short stories, I enjoyed the Holly and Knight contributions the best.
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Exactly what I expected. Great stories, except for the last one: The Angela Knight one about Merlin and Morgana le Fay. I recommend!
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Wow!! Four really great stories about sensual predators.
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YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PUT THIS BOOK DOWN UNTIL YOU HAVE READ THE WHOLE THING. I TRULY ENJOYED THIS ONE.
reviewed Hot Blooded: Dark Hunger / Awaiting Moonrise / The Night Owl / Seduction's Gift on + 29 more book reviews
Same as this one: four short stories in one dealing with predators of the night. Thought it was really good, try it, you might enjoy this book too.
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Great four stories in one book Vamps and a were.
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Was a good read
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I got this book because of the Angela Knight story, as I wanted to start the Mageverse series. I liked her story, and I found myself liking the others a bit also, even though I'm not a big fan of anthologies. I think I liked Emma Holly's story the least... I just never really liked the hero very much. All of these stories felt a bit rushed and short, but I may be interested in more of Feehan's work now. Definitely going to read more Angela Knight! The book was an ok read if you're looking for series fill-ins.
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i found the first 3 stories to be really good with my favorite being The Night Owl by Emma Holly...the last story lost me after the fourth page so i didn't read it. Overall it was a good choice for my first gothic erotica.
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My wife liked it!
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Hi
the book I have is the one with the dark red nails.
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liked the stories by Angela Hunt and Emma Holly.
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loved the stories.