Charming the Snake: Savage Scavenge / Seducing the Saint / Carte Blanche
Charming the Snake Savage Scavenge / Seducing the Saint / Carte Blanche Author:Camille Anthony, MaryJanice Davidson, Melissa Schroeder The Good Girls — Dr. Gladys Loder. Brown hair, brown eyes, skinny, tall -- as ordinary as they come. She lives alone in B-block with a grapefruit tree and her fantasies. Liberty Wainwright. An extraterrestrial archaeologist who lives by the rules. She's no ice queen, but she saves her passion for her work. Chastity Tilson. Privileged, beautif... more »ul, fiercely independent. She may have to marry, but she'll give her soul to no man.
The Bad Boys
Jaz Scavenge. Red hair so dark it's almost purple, eyes a lighter shade -- cherry cough drop red, to be exact. He generates force fields and has a penchant for grand entrances. Brady St. James. Ebony hair, cobalt eyes -- a man called the Saint, though he is anything but. He loves a good story, an audience and having women fall at his feet. Darian "Dare-the-Devil" Acer. Deeply tanned, dark of hair and eye -- the ultimate in masculine perfection. He can have any woman he wants...and does.
Charming the Snake
Good girls, bad boys, sinners and saints -- it takes a special passion to charm the snake. Gladys and Jaz, Libby and Brady, Chassy and Dare. Three clashing couples, three laugh-out-loud lusty futuristic erotic romances.
This is all the authors of the fantasy chiklit genre that should actually write decent stuff...and yet...it sucks. It has the feel of self-published internet fiction...or fanfiction or something equally pathetic. I wouldn't have touched this if not for the "big name"...and MJD's story was the best of the three...but all were poorly written and eye-rollingly predictable. Just MHO, of course.
Ellen (gremlin) - reviewed Charming the Snake: Savage Scavenge / Seducing the Saint / Carte Blanche on
Helpful Score: 2
I got this for the MaryJanice Davidson story, so I was disappointed when that story ended right about the time it seemed like it was going to get going. It's only 46 pages long, and definitely not as good as her usual work. It's a followup to another story "Beggerman, Thief" and not having read that, it took me half the story to figure out that when she said "mutes", she meant mutants.
The Melissa Schroeder story was a pair of lovers reunited, and kind of boring even though it was sort of action/adventure trying to locate her missing father.
The Camille Anthony was fairly hot, but the mystery element to the story showed up at the beginning and the end, and was barely mentioned in the middle.
"Savage Scavenge" by Mary Janice Davidson was fun but since I didn't read the story that came before, it took me a while to figure out what was going on. It ends rather abruptly and I was hoping it would go a little further.
"Seducing the Saint" by Melissa Schroeder started out promising. Kind of Indianna Jones-ish, but it got more and more outrageous and then it was just downright dumb. I definitely rolled my eyes and groaned quite a bit, but not in a good way.
"Carte Blanche" by Camille Anthony. It's unfair for me to review this because I couldn't get pass the first chapter. With phrases like, "Oh, my guardian angel serpents!" and "Powers Above...Help me!" I just couldn't go on.