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Hot Blooded [Kindle Edition]

Christine Feehan , Maggie Shayne , Emma Holly , Angela Knight
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Four gorgeous nighttime predators bid farewell to bachelorhood in this uneven quartet of sensual paranormal romances. Surprisingly, Feehan's "Dark Hunger," depicting the romance between an immortal Carpathian and a spirited shape-shifter, is the weakest of the lot. Feehan struggles with the short form; she tries to cram everything she would normally put in a novel—multiple conflicts, a full cast of characters and an abundance of love scenes—into a mere 100 pages, and the result is a frenetic tale lacking emotional intensity, plausibility and focus. The stories improve progressively, however, with Shayne delivering a tightly wrought werewolf romance in "Awaiting Moonrise" and Holly offering a sexy, shockingly kinky romance ("The Night Owl") between a vampire and a smalltown baker. The most inventive of the four is "Seduction's Gift." Knight imagines a magical world where Magi, immortal champions of humankind commonly referred to as "witches" and "vampires," wield their powers to save humanity from itself. These immortal champions include the legendary King Arthur, Guinevere and the hero of this tale, Lord Lancelot du Lac, assassin and High Court seducer. All the stories suffer to some degree from an overabundance of lust and sex and a dearth of emotional connection, but fans of the genre aren't likely to mind.
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Review

"New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan who does not disappoint."—Under the Cover Book Reviews



"Emma Holly who may shock the uninitiated."—Publishers Weekly



"Angela Knight who seduces readers with [her] stories."—Sensuous Romance Reviews



"New York Times bestselling author Maggie Shayne who satisfies every wicked craving."—Suzanne Forster


Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 481 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Jove; Original edition (Sept. 6 2005)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group USA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000O76N5A
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an anthology with bite!! Sept. 10 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Hot Blood is an anthology by for of the hottest paranormal writers around today - Christine Feehan, Maggie Shayne, Emma Holly and Angela Knight. This book rocks, no two ways about it! If you love Vamps and Lycans, love cutting edge, shock-your-socks-off, sizzling writers with original tales, then this book is for you. Don't pass it off to Gran or Auntie Mae unless you know this is their cup of tea. It can, in places, make little old ladies swoon and reach for the smelling salts. However, if you are tired of tame anthologies and looking for a walk on the wild side, don't hesitate. It's rare to find so much talent under one anthology banner.
The first tale is Christine Feehan's Dark Hunger, a continuation of her very successful "DARK" Carpathian series. I noted one mainstream critic said she struggled with the short story form. Baloney! Christine's style is sharp, fluid and beautifully written - and I might compliment her on her multiple-POV (Point of View) style I so enjoy. The lyrical writing was so refreshing compared to the single POV rabidness going around of late that is making books stale. It's quality writing at it's best. The tale is about a Carpathian who has been captured, and left to die, in a remote jungle lab. He cannot warn his kindred without being "bait" in the trap. However, he is saved by Juliette. Unable to control his need, he must take Juliette's blood to survive. All the DARK fans will not want to miss this one. And again, big round of applause for Feehan's multi POV style!
Awaiting Moonlight is Maggie Shayne's tale. I have been a fan of her work since the old Silhouette Shadow's heyday, and her talent just grows.
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64 of 69 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an anthology with bite!! Sept. 10 2004
By Deborah MacGillivray - Published on Amazon.com
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Hot Blood is an anthology by for of the hottest paranormal writers around today - Christine Feehan, Maggie Shayne, Emma Holly and Angela Knight. This book rocks, no two ways about it! If you love Vamps and Lycans, love cutting edge, shock-your-socks-off, sizzling writers with original tales, then this book is for you. Don't pass it off to Gran or Auntie Mae unless you know this is their cup of tea. It can, in places, make little old ladies swoon and reach for the smelling salts. However, if you are tired of tame anthologies and looking for a walk on the wild side, don't hesitate. It's rare to find so much talent under one anthology banner.

The first tale is Christine Feehan's Dark Hunger, a continuation of her very successful "DARK" Carpathian series. I noted one mainstream critic said she struggled with the short story form. Baloney! Christine's style is sharp, fluid and beautifully written - and I might compliment her on her multiple-POV (Point of View) style I so enjoy. The lyrical writing was so refreshing compared to the single POV rabidness going around of late that is making books stale. It's quality writing at it's best. The tale is about a Carpathian who has been captured, and left to die, in a remote jungle lab. He cannot warn his kindred without being "bait" in the trap. However, he is saved by Juliette. Unable to control his need, he must take Juliette's blood to survive. All the DARK fans will not want to miss this one. And again, big round of applause for Feehan's multi POV style!

Awaiting Moonlight is Maggie Shayne's tale. I have been a fan of her work since the old Silhouette Shadow's heyday, and her talent just grows. This is a wonderful tale about a science professor who enters the steamy bayou to find a new species of animal, convinced it is responsible for the wild tales of Lycanthropes running about the town. Only, she runs smack into the real thing, fangs and all, and find he is quite tempting. He is not her worst nightmare, but her darkest fantasy come to life. Shayne's writing is strong, the tale magic.

The Night Owl is the entry from Emma Holly. It's a very charming tale of Marriann O'Faolian who lives in a small Vermont town, and just loves to bake her grandfather's recipes. The sexy Bastien, who is her landlord, has a lot of secrets to hide, but the townsfolk little care since he and his rich companion are tossing around a lot of money. Bastien has fallen in love with the homey Marriann, but is nearly tongue-tied when he tries to court her. When she is nearly killed in a deliberate hit and run accident, she is saved by Bastien, but at what cost?

Angela Knight is the "new kid" on the block, and yet she comes in with the most original and engaging tale. She says to the other three pros, move over, and they had better listen! She takes vamps and mixes in Camelot lore, and conjures a, winning, imaginative tale "Seduction's Gift". John Lance aka Lancelot is one sexy modernize hero. He has come back to claim Grace, a Southern policeman. Only one problem Grace does not want to be claimed. I will not say more, because Master of the Night (October 1, 2004, Berkley) comes out next month, so this is a kick off for what promises to be one great series. Proving once again, Knight is a writer to watch. (2004 Reviews International Organization Award of Excellence Finalist for best short story catagory)

Four tales from four very strong writers. If you want sizzle and pop...then don't settle for a cup of tea, but reach for a wee dram of Stop-Breath!
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All Stories Good Sept. 7 2004
By Cat Lover - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I can't believe the few bad reviews on this book. It was surprisingly good. Dark Hunger was my favorite story in the book, too. Dark Hunger was meant to be an introduction to Feehan's series set in South America. As such, it did not to try solve all problems. (The chapter from the upcoming Dark Secret was so good that I read it twice.) Feehan finally introduces the Jaguar people to the Carpathians. I think several other books will come out of this exciting turn. I enjoyed all of the other stories. This is one of the rare books that I am keeping around to read again.
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ooooh la la~ Sept. 9 2004
By K. Valliant - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is indeed a treat of a book. Stories from great authors that are muscles in the spreading wings of romantica. I especially enjoyed the stories from Emma Holly and Angela Knight. Highly reccommended read!
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great anthology Sept. 8 2004
By Texas in DC - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Hot Blooded is an absolutely wonderful book that perfectly blended four unique writing styles.

Emma Holly's NIGHT OWL is the most clever idea-a Bed and Breakfast owner, who is a vampire with issues.

SEDUCTION'S GIFT, by Angela Knight, is hands-down my favorite story in the book. Everything worked well in this very erotic vampire story. Just Perfect.

Maggie Shayne's awating sunrise was a good story of werewovles in the bayou.

Christine Feehan's DARK HUNGER is an excellent Carpathian and Jaguar short story. HUNGER combines some of the best of her genres.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vampires, Lycans, and King Arthur, OH MY!! April 20 2006
By Danielle - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I'll keep this short and sweet. I enjoyed all stories in this anthology. I have not been able to say that before. Feehan does a great job with her Carpathians as always, but the ending was a little too abrupt. Being from Louisiana myself, I loved Shayne's rendition of "loup-garou" mixed with voodoo. Holly was not to be outdone by two very experienced writers. Her vampire she calls an upyr was very hot and sexy. The hardest story to swallow was by Angela Knight. It is hard to wrap one's mind around the ideas that King Arthur is a vampire as well as the rest of his Knights. The idea of Morganna being a witch wasn't hard, but that she used her powers for the good of mankind was a bit much to swallow if you know the other tales of King Arthur. However, this was definitely a hot blooded, sexy as hell story. I'll say it again, just like my title, VAMPIRES, LYCANS, AND KING ARTHUR, OH MY!!! Great Book!!
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