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Wild Thing: Animal Magnetism / Paradise / Hunter Kiss / Wild Hearts in Atlantis
Wild Thing Animal Magnetism / Paradise / Hunter Kiss / Wild Hearts in Atlantis
Author: Meljean Brook, Alyssa Day, Marjorie M. Liu, Maggie Shayne
Bestselling authors Maggie Shayne and Marjorie M. Liu, and sizzling newcomers Alyssa Day and Meljean Brook discover the wild instinct in everyone with four all-new stories of feral heat. Fans will get swept away by the passions in the unfathomable depths of Atlantis; they'll follow the shadows that stalk both the living and the undead in a w...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425215166
ISBN-10: 0425215164
Publication Date: 5/1/2007
Pages: 394
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 173 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Wild Thing: Animal Magnetism / Paradise / Hunter Kiss / Wild Hearts in Atlantis on + 310 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
A paranormal anthology by 4 romance authors. Trade paperback. I won a copy of this book and it was signed (!!) so no way I can repost it - sorry. The stories are:
1) Animal Magnetism by Maggie Shayne - a vet with a special talent for communicating with animals (Dr Macy McNamara) meets police officer Jay Harris when he comes into her examination room with a bleeding dog. The dog was shot while trying to protect her owner from a rapist and is the only witness who can identify him. Now Macy, who has spent most of her life hiding her talent and being cold towards people, must convince the detective that she is not crazy and the dog told her who the rapist is. A pleasant/comfort sort of read.
2) Paradise by Meljean Brook - part of her Guardian series, which I had never read before. I had no problems understanding this world though - some very interesting world-building details that I enjoyed, and backstory of the past/relationships with other characters is explained well. A demon is stalking vampires and the Guardian Selah teams up with Paradise, Oregon vampire leader Lucus Marsden to stop the killings. I really appreciated the details about the nature of vampires/Guardians that this author explained to the reader (eg. vampires can't taste food, only blood, Guardians abilities have to do with their past life).
3) Hunter Kiss by Marjorie M. Liu - an introduction to a new series about Maxine Kiss - a demon hunter whose living tattoos protect her from harm but are also her curse. Really interesting character and world. Told from a first person present tense viewpoint. I was really surprised by the quality of the writing in this one. Very different in a good way from the other book I've read by this author.
4) Wild Hearts in Atlantis by Alyssa Day - Atlantean warriors, centuries old battle vampires and shapeshifters to protect humanity. In a world where vampires are becoming increasingly powerful politically, the Atlanteans must ally with some shapeshifters who haven't sided with the vampires. Bastian is the ambassador sent for this task and his first contact is half-shapshifter Kat Fiero, who he carries a torch for. I had trouble with the dialog in this one. Seemed to switch from modern day slangish vernacular to a stilted formal speech..
reviewed Wild Thing: Animal Magnetism / Paradise / Hunter Kiss / Wild Hearts in Atlantis on + 308 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
stories by maggie shayne, Marjorie Liu, and Alyssa Day were very good. The one story by Meljean Brook was disjointed and confusing and bored me to tears.
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Helpful Score: 1
The Maggie Shayne and Alyssa Day stories were wonderful! Unfortunately I can't say the same about the other two.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good short stories from some of my favorite authors. They give minor characters a chance to have their own story. They even alow major characters to develope more deeply. It is a good collection of what their other stories are about.
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Helpful Score: 1
Getting a short story by Alyssa Day was the draw to this book, but it didn't really deliver.
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reviewed Wild Thing: Animal Magnetism / Paradise / Hunter Kiss / Wild Hearts in Atlantis on + 929 more book reviews
Four paranormal romance: I originally got it for Day's "Wild Hearts in Atlantis."

"Animal Magnetism" by Maggie Shayne: I've read a couple of Shayne's short stories before but they have never made enough of an impression on me to make me seek out more. This one was much better than the stuff I have read in the past. It's very simple, not flowery at all. It is predictable but it is also very sweet.

"Paradise" by Meljean Brook: I've been meaning to check her out and am very disappointed. I found the story boring and long-winded. It might be just her writing style that I dislike. I ended up giving up on the story.

"Hunter Kiss" by Marjorie Liu: Another person I've been meaning to check out. The writing style bothered me but the characters and the world she created was so intriguing that I had to keep reading. Liu is the opposite of Brook's style: choppy sentences but very stuffy English. I'm not sure how many people would that "I did not do..." instead of "I didn't do..." The story seems to be more of a background prequel to a long series featuring Maxine and Grant. Really interesting read.

"Wild Hearts in Atlantis" by Alyssa Day: This one features Bastien and Kat. I have to admit that Bastien wasn't that memorable as one of the Seven Warriors of Atlantis and it was a good choice to give him a short story instead of a novel. A good read. Typical Atlantis storyline for Day.

Overall very decent anthology. I liked 3 out of the 4 stories.
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I got this book to read the intro to the Hunter Kiss series by M. Liu and ended up reading all of them. I've had a lot of books by these authors sitting around my house, and this was a good way to push those books to the top of my TBR.

Enjoyed all of the stories and will start looking in to actually reading some of the full length books.

Gave this anthology 4 stars. Happy Reading!
reviewed Wild Thing: Animal Magnetism / Paradise / Hunter Kiss / Wild Hearts in Atlantis on + 104 more book reviews
I got this book to read Bastien's story from Day's Warriors of Poseidon series. As expected, it was a good installment, although brief in short story form. I also enjoyed the other stories in the book. I have never read anything by Liu or Brook, but enjoyed their stories as well. Maggie Shayne is already one of my favorite authors. All in all, this is a very good read, with some hot sex thrown in.

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