Midnight Cravings: Racing the Moon / Mate of the Wolf / Captured / Dreamcatcher / Mahina's Storm / Broken Souls
Midnight Cravings Racing the Moon / Mate of the Wolf / Captured / Dreamcatcher / Mahina's Storm / Broken Souls Author:Bonnie Vanak, Lori Devoti, Michele Hauf, Karen Whiddon, Anna Leonard, Vivi Anna Under the cover of night exists the dark and sensuous world of Midnight Cravings -- a world conjured up in six seductive tales of paranormal passion. Follow some of the genre's best writers, including Michele Hauf, Karen Whiddon and Lori Devoti, on a mesmerizing journey where the extraordinary comes breathtakingly close with every tur... more »n of the page.
RACING THE MOON by Michelle Hauf (Bewitching the Dark, Bk 3.5)
A wolfshifter is stranded on the highway while racing to make it back to his home territory when a sexy mechanic comes to his aid. With the full moon looming, the only thing that will keep his inner wolf in check is sex. But despite the chemistry between them, sex with his luscious rescuer may be even more dangerous than letting his wolf run free.
MATE OF THE WOLF by Karen Whiddon (Pack, Bk 7)
Wolves and Vamps don't mix, but when this pair connect ... rules are made to be broken
CAPTURED by Lori Devoti (Unbound novella)
The hound who is imprisoned with her for breeding purposes, may be the one to erase the scars of her captivity and free her from the nightmare that has been her life
DREAMCATCHER by Anna Leonard
A women is wasting away and there is no medical reason, no cure - until, in admiration for her inner spirit, her sexy caregiver shares a legend which holds the secret to her salvation
MAHINA'S STORM by Vivi Anna (Valorian Chronicles novella)
A brush with death, exposes the hidden desires between a tough shifter cop and her luscious shifter partner
BROKEN SOULS by Bonnie Vanak (Draicon, Bk 2)
The leading shifter pair both lost their soulmates, but still have a chance at being mates of the heart if they can survive the evil called to hunt the woman as she tries to make peace with her past.« less
A collection of six short stories of the paranormal romance variety. These stories average about 50 pages each, so they're just long enough to serve as a sort of amuse-bouche. All of the stories are well-written; despite the fact that some of the stories are based on pre-existing settings, all of them feel very self-contained. I never felt like I was missing some of the back story by not having read the author's other works.
The stories range from the lightly humorous to the darkly rich, so there's a little something for most tastes. For my own personal preference, I enjoyed the little bit of lightheartedness that Michele Hauf and Karen Whiddon managed to weave into their stories, "Racing the Moon" and "Mate of the Wolf." The more action-oriented stories of Bonnie Vanak ("Broken Souls") and Lori Devoti ("Captured") were quite good, keeping a good plot while remaining romantic. The plot of Vivi Anna's story, "Mahina's Storm," seemed to be mostly an excuse for the characters to get hot 'n heavy - this is not a complaint, as she writes very well. I think my least favorite was Anna Leonard's "Dreamcatcher." The ending, to me, didn't flow as well as in the other stories.
Still and all, this is a recommended collection of stories for any fans paranormal romances.
This is a standard size Silhouette book with 6 stories - so the stories are not long at all, but they all have the paranormal romance included. If you're looking for some short stories to read on your lunch hour, this is the book for you.