by Eve Langlais, Milly Taiden, Kate Baxter
Series: Fur #2
Genres: Anthologies, Paranormal Romance
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Three hot stories about sexy shifters from a trio of today's hottest paranormal romance authors, headlined by bestselling authors Eve Langlais and Milly Taiden!
Bearing His Touch by Eve Langlais
When Becka manages to escape her kidnapper, she finds herself asking help of the man with the nice brown eyes. Stavros can’t say no, not when he knows Becka is his mate, but he does have one dilemma when it comes to claiming her. He'll have to find a way for her to bear his touch.
Fake Mated to the Wolf by Milly Taiden
Looking for a mate to bring to a party? Wedding? Holiday gathering? Mates Fur Hire is right for you? But what happens when your fake mate ends up being your real one, from New York Times bestselling author Milly Taiden!
The Witch, The Werewolf and The Waitress by Kate Baxter
For centuries, Lowman, Idaho has been Ellie Curtis's prison. A vengeful witch cursed her with immortality and locked her within the confines of Lowman's borders, sealing Ellie off from most of civilization for eternity. She's learned to make the most of it. But when she meets a cocky werewolf who's part of the elite supernatural law enforcement group, all bets are off...
Colin instantly knew that Ellie was his mate, but when he discovers her secret, he's determined to help set her free. But in doing so, he might just lose the one thing he knows he can't live without...
I am always on the lookout for new paranormal romance authors featuring shifters. I decided to try the anthology In the Mood Fur Love. The novel contain three stories from Eve Langlais, Milly Taiden and Kate Baxter. Like most anthologies it was hit and miss, but overall delivered fun, sexy, standalone shifters stories.
- Bearing His Touch by Eve Langlais: This was my first experience with author. She delivered a bear-shifter romantic suspense and I’d like to try a longer story by her. While the mating bond allowed for a quick romance to develop, the author added in lots of action, suspense and humor in the form of a large bear family. Becka is disoriented and on the run from her kidnapper. Stavros is a private eye and former police detective who cannot stop himself from helping this damsel in distress. This was fun and I’d be interested in seeing what a full-length novel by this author delivered. Expect humor, a little sexy time and plenty of action 3.5 cups of coffee
- Fake Mated to the Wolf by Milly Taiden: This wasn’t my first experience with this author, but unfortunately while this had more depth than my first experience, it didn’t feel natural from the baby, this and baby that to the over the top action on the hero’s part. I loved the premise, suspense angle, and some of the secondary characters, but nope, not for me. Plus the hero’s name was Hawke Hawke. I thought it was an error in the ARC, but it was consistent throughout. How weird is that? Be sure to check other reviews because some of my fellow bloggers and friends loved this one. 2 cups of coffee
- The Witch, The Werewolf and The Waitress by Kate Baxter: This was by far my favorite story! Baxter captured me from the onset. I loved the little last stop dinner. Ellie’s story, witchcraft and a handsome shifter soon held me spellbound. The flow, chemistry and world felt right. This is a pack I would gladly revisit in a full-length novel or series. 4.5 cups of coffee
In the Mood Fur Love delivered three fun stories and is the perfect anthology to try this fall.
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
Sound interesting. Anthologies are tricky. Some are great and others difficult if they are related to series I haven’t read or too short to develop the world / characters enough. It’s great to get a feel for authors which are new to you. I’m glad some of them were good for you. Anne – Books of My Heart
Right, but I have discovered some fav authors in fantasy and paranormal this way. These appear to be standalones.
I’m a huge Eve Langlias fan. I highly recommend her Kodiak Point series, Furry United Coalition series, A Lion’s Pride series or Cyborg series. I love them all. Welcome to Hell and Princess of Hell are great and are set in the same world with a really funny Lucifer in it.
Thank you for the recs Melanie, I was curious as to which series to try of hers.
I used to read Eve’s books all the time. Now I will have to back and read more of her work. Great review!
Good to know Mary!
Great review! I hadn’t heard of this anthology.
It was fun and perfect or fall.
This sounds like a fun anthology, and it is a great way to discover new authors. I have been in the mood for paranormal lately, too. But I seem to be every fall. I had tried Patricia Briggs previously and not cared for the A&O series, but I think it may have been the narrator. So I am giving her another go.
Great review, Kim. I’m glad you found a keeper in the bunch!
I love Alpha and Omega on audio was it Graham?
It was. Though I recently listened to the prequel, and I think that may have been Graham, too, and it wasn’t too bad. I may try starting them in audio again. I listened when I was first getting into audio, and he was one of the first male narrators I listened to.
Please do. Mess with the speed if need be. He is one of my favorite narrators.
Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra
The title of this book made me laugh a bit, but it sounds like a pretty solid collection of stories overall. Handsome shifters definited piqued my interest. 🙂
Yeah, I have a weakness for them too!
Tyler H. Jolley
I’m glad to see this is a paranormal romance, because at first glance the cover made me a little, um, confused. Haha. Nice review, Kimba.
Of late, I’ve become such a fan of anthologies –an opportunity to read lots of stories and authors with a common theme. Thanks for the post.
I have discovered some fav authors this way Angela
Looks like a mixed bag. I’ve struggled with Taiden’s books and novellas before. I’ve never read Kate Baxter. I have an earlier antho these three and this reminds me to get busy and read it. 😉
I think for Baxter’s story alone this was a good one, and I enjoyed the first, Langlais knows how to write a novella.
Still not sure what to make of the title. It certainly made me chuckle, not necessarily a good thing when I’m supposing to be thinking hot and sexy. Then again, it certainly got my attention.
Despite the fact I’m not a fan of anthologies, this does pique the imagination and is therefore a collection I could see myself actually reading.
It’s a fun way to explore new authors and shifters. Yep the title made me giggle at the pun.
I’ve read one by Langlais that was an alien one and it didn’t work for me. But the other two are new to me. I like the sound of the last one the best. Most interesting premise of them all I think.
Yeah I love Doctor Who, but don’t really seek out alien romance or monster romance!
Gosh I haven’t read anything from this genre in a looong time! I do know ELanglais is always a good time, she’s one of those rare ones who can write a shorty but still packs the punch.
Yes, I enjoyed her story.
Langlais writes several PR series, I’ve tried Bunny and the Bear it’s a hot shifter romance with you guessed it a Bunny and Bear shifter. Definitely unique I haven’t tried the other two authors but I have seen that a lot of people love Kate Baxter.
Awe a Bunny and a Bear. Is he the bunny?!? LOL
No she is but she’s not your everyday average bunny. And the narrator does a great job
it looks good even if one wasn’t more
Yep, I would recommend it.
This looks like a fun series to read during this time of year! I also adore the title LOL
I like anthologies like this, it lets you try different authors.
What a punny title! The third story sounds like it was the best and probably the one that appeals to me the most. It is so weird how the guy in book 2 was called Hawke Hawke. Like why? LOL!
This looks like a nice collection of stories. I am sorry the second story did not go so well.
It was just off for me, but I saw another blogger who loved it, so each his own.