Things That Go Bump in the Night V Author:B. J. McCall, Cynthia Williams, Melani Blazer CASSANDRA'S ENCHANTMENT by Cynthia Williams — Cassandra yearns for Phineas, but the step that will consummate their relationship may be the very one that ends it forever. For Phineas there is no other witch but Cassandra who can capture his heart or make him burn with such soul-searing desire. But discovering a mutual passion... more » can be hard while trapped with a houseful of meddling witches and wizards, especially when the family matriarch is determined to marry everyone off -- in a single night!
EMBRACE FOREVER by B. J. McCall
Sentenced to death, Jastra is transported to Draco, the vampire planet, as part of a food for protection program. Vampire warriors destroy the asteroids threatening Tariz and the condemned provide nourishment and pleasure. As a sex slave, Jastra has known a life of opulence. Jastra's new master, Dauthus, offers a life devoid of luxury but the pleasure is to die for.
As commander of the vampire warriors, Dauthus faces many demands and confrontations, but falling in love is the ultimate challenge.
HAUNTED REDEMPTION by Melani Blazer
He isn't the Scott she once knew. Lili never expected to see him again, but when she does, the sparks between them make Halloween a night to remember. It had been at a haunted house ten years earlier that Scott had disappeared. Lili has no intention of letting history repeat itself. Scott returns, desperate to see the woman he'd left behind, knowing he'll have one night -- one night to savor for an eternity. He hasn't counted on the power of their attraction -- and the devastating effects his secret will have on the woman he loves.« less
Multi-author anthology. It was interesting to see what they did with the basic setup [futuristic vampires in space protecting a planet from meteor showers - condemned prisoners of the planet being saved are given to the vampires - recruiting new pilots/vampires on earth using a giant Halloween haunted house as a cover]. Williams' story is a 'second chance' romance set during one of the 'recruiting' parties on earth - read-once but enjoyable. McCall's story zeroed in on the condemned prisoners being handed over to the vamps. The plot was a bit fuzzy - not so great a read. Blazer's story was the best of the three - and pretty much totally ignores the setup. There are a couple of nods in passing to the setup but the story takes place on contemporary as the matriarch of a powerful witch family plays matchmaker.