All three stories are fun, romantic, and so erotically sexy enough to make the dead sit up and take notice! This is the 1st installment I've read where all three stories were erotically engaging. The pace and build-up of the couples' relationship were natural and believable. A definite REREAD.
"Chanku Fallen" by Kate Douglas. AJ and Mik, upfront about their sexuality, oozing with sex appeal, are a damsel in distress's dream comes true. After reading Wolf Tales IV, I felt there were some events mentioned in the book that was not part of Wolf Tales III. These missing parts were made clear after reading Tala's story in this anthology... The Wolf Tales series continue in both "Wild Nights" and "Sexy Beast" (both are anthologies)...
The allure of two men making love was never this interesting to me before. However, Kate Douglas describes the scene with such poetic and emotional eloquence only a true artist could conjure. 05.25.09
"Fantasie" by Noelle Mack. This story was HOT! Every sensual encounter was seasoned with a ravenous animalistic desire with an intent to be sated, whether it be on all fours or gentle bondage, teasing this reader with the sensation of erotic living picture shows. This story was very erotic. It will stimulate some of your wild desires. Not to mention, Jean-Claude is certainly the kind that will love you senseless; he is so attentive to her needs; every suggestive scene radiated tenderness. The only thing I find fault with is that it was too short, and the ending was a little disappointing. I was expecting something grand that included the lion or Jean-Claude changing into one, but no such luck. Just when I was getting into it, it was over...well it was a short story, right?! Other than that, it was great. 05.26.09
"Call of the Wild" by Kathleen Dante. I typically don't read Dante's books because of the over-analysis inherent in her writing style, and though it was present in this story, to some degree, there was a strong plot, and the characters were likeable. Their challenges with indecision and taking risks felt real. Graeme and Deanna both have strong personalities that make it truly a joy to watch the slow development of their relationship and the passion ignite between them. This story was stagnant toward the middle (too many unnecessary details), but the extensive pages of exuberant love scenes that permeated the pages cast a shadow on my former disappointments, and brought an enjoyable respite from the crawling pace. The moral of this story is that one should take risks because risks are what life is about.
I am surprised Kathleen Dante has not written paranormal romances in the past, that this short story and "Night Pleasures" in "Wild Night" are her solitary attempts. Kathleen Dante redeemed herself in this masterpiece ("Nights Pleasures" was a bore). There is a very good story here with all the elements of a strong series. The storyline can do a good job of standing on its own in a book or series. 05.27.09