Posted by: Nyxks | December 1, 2007

No Rest for the Witches an Anthology

No Rest for the Witches an Anthology
© 2007
St. Martin’s Paperbacks
ISBN 978-0-312-94921-1
632 pages
Paperback
$7.99 (U.S.) $10.99 (Canada)

If you have been reading my reviews for any length of time (and if you haven’t, go to http://www20.brinkster.com/gleasonreview/ and catch up), you know I have a few weaknesses. I truly love fiction with an occult slant written by authors who have at least a passing acquaintance with their subject matter. I also like to let my readers know of my own preferences right at the start.

I got this anthology simply because one of my favorite authors (Cheyenne McCray) had a story in it. That would have been reason enough for me. But then I started at the beginning.

What do a werewolf, a fairy, a vampire, and a human female have in common? They are roommates. That makes for an interesting story, as does the unexpected ending.

In “Voodoo Moon” you have to ask yourself if it is possible that the U.S. government could be involved in dealing with paranormal crimes. And just how do you send a loa back when he doesn’t want to leave?

“Breath of Magic”, the reason I wanted this anthology in the first place, is a “stand alone” story in line with the series Cheyenne is writing. You don’t need to have read any of the previous works (but after reading this novella you will probably want to) to enjoy this erotic paranormal romp. Witches and demons and Fae warriors.what more could you ask for?

Then there is “Any Witch Way She Can). Take one love-starved (okay, not exactly starved, just hungry) half-Other, one spell book, add whole bunch of impatience, mix and you get.? A thoroughly enjoyable story is what you get.

These are all romantic stories (for some value of romance). They range from subtly to blatantly erotic. So I wouldn’t recommend this book for the teenager in your household. But, for the adult who enjoys romantic/erotic stories, this is a great book. You can read it in spare moments, since each story is self-contained.

It isn’t great literature, but if it was you probably wouldn’t read it voluntarily (remember Moby Dick, Pride and Prejudice, Great Expectations). Instead it is enjoyable weekend reading.

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