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  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing, Inc (12 May 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843609320
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843609322
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.4 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Book Addict TOP 500 REVIEWER on 19 July 2004
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MANACONDA is an erotically explicit anthology which features some of my most favourite (and HOTTEST!!) authors. Each has written a short story which leaves the reader itching for more and determined to expand their own personal library.
Though my first visit to THE HORDE WARS series, this story drew me straight into the dusky world of the supernatural SHIKAR, warriors with amazing powers who battle dark demons threatening the Earth. This story centres around CADY (ex-human) and OBSIDIAN (known as SID and born a SHIKAR) and picks up at some unknown time in the future after they have bonded (see RAVENOUS - now on my to be read pile!). The wars seem to be over and only a few demons roam free, yet SID grows restless. He has battled these creatures all his life, following in the footsteps of generations before him ... so what happens now? Both CADY and SID are prepared to fight to their death to protect each other, yet when a clairvoyant foresees tragedy, friends gather to stave off the predicted slaughter of the bonded couple.
BLISS has secretly lusted after CADAN for years and her feelings don't change a jot despite catching him getting it on with the local good time girl and sucking her blood. CADAN is host to an alien lifeform, a symbiotic light which enhances his formidable warrior skills and makes him immortal. The downside is CADAN needs to feed it fresh blood or they both die. CADAN is constantly hungry and made irritable by the additional female symbiot he carries due to her own hosts death. He needs only BLISS to sate him, but he's not the only one to want her.
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By Marta Cox on 25 Jun. 2013
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This is a collection of three stories by Jaid Black, Lora Leigh and Sheri l King (a new Author to me) . These are short erotic stories that each give a very good idea of the talent and creativity of the three authors.
First up is a story by Sheri l King which an introduction of sorts to her Horde War series. As I hadn't read any of her work I did find this a little confusing but it has certainly encouraged me to seek out more of her work.
The second story is by Lora Leigh and is called Night Stalker and from the first sentence the reader is thrown into a very sexy Vampire/symbiot tale which hopefully will be rounded out into a series.
The third tale is by Jaid Black (Devilish Dot) and is set in her Trek Mi K'an world. I absolutely loved this! Dot manufactures sex toys and suddenly finds herself transported to a world of very sexy aliens. Gargoyle shifter anyone?! For me the most complete and satisfying of the three offerings here.
This book is truly worth the money and all three authors have done a fantastic job. I have no hesitation in heartily recommending this and would give it 5 stars!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
If you want crazy laughter with erotic sex, get this book for Jaid Black's story. 23 Jan. 2008
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This book consists of the following three stories.

5 stars for DEVILISH DOT by Jaid Black.

Story Brief:
Dorothy (Dot) invents and sells sex toys. While driving one night in California a storm tosses her car into something which transports her to the planet Khan-Gor. Men with tails capture her. She thinks they plan to eat her like sushi. Vaidd is a gargoyle-human shifter who senses Dot's presence from miles away. He knows that she is his one true bloodmate. He flies to get to her.

Reviewer's Opinion:
This is wild, creative, different, and unexpected. I'm amazed that I'm laughing so frequently within an erotic sex story. Dot's assumptions, thoughts, and comments are hilarious. I love her attitude. The gargoyle creatures speak in a campy older style which just sounds funny. For example: "Do something to distract thyself. Verily, you are driving the pack daft with the pacing." After reading this story, I thought the following. I feel like I have a rational, disciplined, boring mind, but when I read Jaid Black, she causes these fanciful, explosions of craziness in my head!

Story length: 60 pages. Swearing language: strong. Sexual language: strong/erotic. Number of sex scenes: 6. Estimated number of sex scene pages: 10. Setting: present day rural California and the planet Khan-Gor. Copyright: 2004. Genre: erotic paranormal romance.

Other Books:
For a list of my reviews of other Jaid Black books, see my 5 star review of "One Dark Night."


4 stars for KNIGHT STALKER by Lora Leigh.

Good story for wild, erotic sex, but incomplete. This short story is like the first few chapters of a book that is not finished. The author talks about battles between evil and good vampires. The evil ones want to take Bliss as a breeder. Caden takes her first to be his mate and the process makes her stronger to be able to better resist the evil ones. This is the story of Bliss and Caden first getting together, having sex and turning her into a vampire. This part of the story was complete.

The vampires in this story are different from typical vampires. Here, there are alien symbiots who inhabit humans. The aliens need the blood and give special powers to the human hosts in return. The human hosts can communicate with the symbiots inside them.

Sexual language: strong/erotic. Number of sex scenes: four, several pages long. Setting: 2007 unsure of location, somewhere on earth. Copyright: 2004. Genre: erotic paranormal romance.

Other Books:
For a list of my reviews of other Lora Leigh books, see my review of "Tempting the Beast."


3 stars for SACRED EDEN by Sherri L. King.

Fun story, but way too many unanswered questions. CAUTION SPOILERS: The history of the 200 year war could have been explained a little better. Why are the new Daemon creatures so different from the prior ones and how will this affect the war? Who were the two spirit-type men who came and healed and helped Cady and Sid after their attack? Who is Grimm and what makes him different from the others? Why did he not want anyone to tell about the two spirit-types? This has the makings for a good story. But, it was too short and incomplete. Story brief: The Shikars live underground earth and fight Daemon creatures who live above ground. Shikars have longer life spans and more powers than humans. A Shikar couple goes above ground to get some supplies and is attacked.

Sexual language: strong. Number of sex scenes: three. Setting: in the future near the town of Gainesville in U.S. Copyright: 2004. Genre: erotic paranormal romance.

Other Books:
For a list of my reviews of other Sherri L. King stories, see my 5 star review of "Bedtime, Playtime."
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
SO HOTTT 6 April 2007
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So I dont know why there so few reviews about this book it is unbelievably hot, there is also drama, humor and action. Seriously all three authors did an AWESOME job. You wont regret checking this one out!!!
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Ellora's Cave - that says it all. . . 23 Oct. 2006
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Sherri L King , Lora Leigh , Jaid Black

Trek Mi Q'an - Devilish Dot By Jaid Black

Part of the Trek Mi Q'an series

Dorothy "Dot" Araiza is a sex-toy maker by trade. One would think she has an active social life, but on the contrary, her existence is a rather boring, staid one. Dot dreams of finding her happily-ever-after, of being swept off her feet by Prince Charming - not to mention getting laid after eight pathetic years! A lightning storm later, all Dot's fevered fantasies will come true.

But Prince Charming isn't quite what she'd been expecting...

Knight Stalker By Lora Leigh

A centuries old vampire, or is he? Bliss St. Clair comes upon the man of her dreams as his lethally sharp teeth are biting into another woman's neck. He's a vampire. But this one can walk in the daylight, a cross doesn't harm him, he's not dark and brooding, merciless or tortured. He's a charming bad boy with a rakish sense of humor and a wicked smile that heats every nerve ending in her body.

And he wants her. Not for the blood that runs in her veins, not for the essence of her soul which makes her a perfect candidate to enter his world, he wants her because the passion she arouses in him sets his heart and his soul on fire.

Now, Cadan Gaelan must protect the woman his heart has chosen, from the menace of the world he lives in. The Dark Knights who would tear her from him and use her from their own evil plans...Unless he can convince her to accept him and the secret of his vampirism.

The Horde Wars - Sacred Eden By Sherri L King

Book 4 in the series The Horde Wars

Cady and Obsidian, two greatly revered Shikar Warriors, know they share a love like no other. A love that will last forever. A love not even Death could interrupt.

And now it's time to put that love to the ultimate test...for Death is on its way.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
more strangling than sensual 12 Dec. 2009
By amf0001 - Published on
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I'm not embarrassed that I bought a bad anthology - it had 2 authors I liked and I like anthologies. I'm embarrassed that I kept it in my reread pile. So once upon a time one of these 3 unreadable trite weird stories must have resonated sufficiently for me to think I would want to reread it. I bought it in 2004 and am now going through a rigorous reread of my keepers, (basically because I've got too many of them!) to see if they truly merit the title. And some have. But this definitely doesn't.

The first story didn't work for me at all. The second story by Lora Leigh, you think would work for me, because I've read a lot of Lora Leigh and generally like her earlier stuff better than what she is churning out now, but the stories of Caden and the symbiots who dominate him, and Bliss, it just didn't sparkle. The third is just weird, with the heroine falling into some time warp and being captured on another planet and finding true love with a gargoyle. I think it's why I kept it initially, but it does not shine on reread. So happy to return this to the paperbackswap pile, where there were 132 folk waiting on it. I hope it moves on quickly!
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Manaconda 8 Sept. 2006
By Wayne Smith - Published on
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If you like futuristic you would probably think this is a 5 star book however, the first story in this book I didn't like, felt like it kept you hanging.. However, Leigh & Black did an excellent job of writting.. Both very good stories..and very EROTIC!!
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