Friday, December 14, 2018

Release Day Review: Winter Magic Anthology

Published By: eXtasy Books
Authors: Catherine Lievens, Charlie Richards, Deja Black, Liza Kay, Lynn Michaels, Suede Delray
Page: 220
Word Count: 58440
Estimated Publish Date: December 14, 2018
Buy Link: Publisher

Sequel to the Spring Fever anthology these six stories bring you shifters seeking warmth and cheer with a little Winter Magic thrown in for this festive season.

Winter Magic – where warmth and cheer and all good things associated with the festivities of this magical season are set to make your hearts glow. The Winter Magic anthology features six shifter stories from some of your favorite eXtasy Book authors. Let romance work its magic for you this winter.

Alpha Challenge
4 Stars!

Cute story with a bit of humor and two hot Alpha Bear Shifters. A fun read for sure. I enjoyed it but definitely would have been happier had it been longer and the characters more developed.

Challenge The Sun
4 Stars!

I absolutely adore Deja Black. Her stories are always unique and entertaining, while also easy to read. Winter Love was short, sweet and quick. Very little angst, a pretty steamy sex scene, a don’t blink or you’ll miss it action scene and some sweet words are ingredients that make up this story.

My opinion, however, is that while yes I was entertained, I honestly wished there was more to the story. Had it been longer with more character development and more time spent watching the two men interact and their relationship progress, it would have been 10 times better. I just couldn’t lose myself to the story or truly fall in love with the characters because I didn’t really know them. I didn’t have time to grow invested in them or to actually care about them and their relationship. I didn’t really get to see why they were so perfect for one another or what their lives looked like before meeting or after.

There was a ton of potential for a fantastic story here so I’m not discounting what I read. I just want more. I want to delve deeper. I’m a Deja Black Fan so I’ll keep picking up her books and recommending them to readers, though I’ll be anxiously waiting and hoping for the next one to be an absolute gem.

3 Stars!

As with all of the stories, Liam was much too short for me. I have never read anything from Suede Delray so I felt a bit like I was trying to get a feel for the story and the writing but I just couldn’t connect.

Melting his Fiery Heart
3 Stars!

Charlie Richards is an author I am familiar with and definitely someone who knows how to pace out a short story or novella. The writing was good and I’m sure a lot of people will enjoy this one, especially fans of Richards. For me, the issue I had with it was that I just kept getting confused with who was who (not sure why). It left me feeling disconnected and a bit blah in the end.

Red Run Rescue
(Did not Review)

The Vacation From Hell
(Did not Review)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for reading! I'm working on a longer piece now, and I think it's right up your alley! Fingers crossed!