At least three of the four stories in this collection are lead-offs and good samples of book series by the authors. Feehan's Magic in the Wind is the first "book" (now being released as a tiny book by itself) in the Drake Sisters series. Sutcliffe spins a tale that starts here and continues in her novel, Bad Moon Rising. Eileen Wilks gives you the first version of how Lily Yu first meets Rule Turner, her werewolf lover-to-be in a story that has since spun off into an ongoing series of popular novels. This one was interesting to read because the same story is re-told in the beginning of the first novel (which I had already read), Tempting Danger (World of the Lupi, Bk 1), but with some interesting changes.
Fiona Brand's piece just did not interest me and did not fit with the rest of the stories, all of which had paranormal themes, while hers did not. I have not read anything else by her. This was a murder mystery and a nice little love story. Give me a witch or a werewolf any day.
I enjoyed the stories. Although, they could have been longer.
Good, quick read. Christine Feehan's story is, as usual, a delightful read. Wilks' heroine was wonderful--smart, tough, and strong. Sutcliffe's story was an interesting read except it's really a tie-in into a later book; thus there really was no resolution for either the hero and heroine or the plot at story's end. I'm not sure if I'm curious enough to get the book to find out what happens next. Not a good sign, imho...
Four good stories in one book!
I enjoyed the anthology except for the fact that the 2nd story leaves you hanging to go buy the author's next book, which completes the story. So, yes, I have ordered the book... the story was that good!