GIRLS NIGHT OUT Vol. 2
by: C.J. Ellisson, Lila Dubois, Calinda B., Pat Wolfe
E-Book Print Length: 294 pages
Publisher: TBR eBooks (March 16, 2014)
Galley provided by publisher. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.
One touch, one kiss, one night…can change everything. Join USA TODAY & New York Times Bestseller C.J. Ellisson, Calinda B, Patricia A. Wolf and Lila Dubois for four stories of red-hot erotic romance and sexy paranormal magic. From encounters with a vampire, a birthday party gone wild, a super-hot male stripper who’s more than human, and a sexy new game at a BDSM club, this collection of stories has everything you need to spice up your spring.
Kissed by a Vampire
By Patricia A. Wolf
Lost in passions Sarah never dreamed possible, she wonders if a seductive encounter could lead to something more. But when Michael stands her up, she realizes it was all a fantasy.Can a second chance meeting bring back the passions they once felt? Or will his vampire secret destroy everything?
The Beckoning of Beguiling Things
By Calinda B.
Can 24 hours really change your life? Marissa Engles is about to find out. When she heads to Las Vegas with her sisters and her best friend, she meets sexy, Thunder from Down Under dancer Chris King and hits the jackpot, in more ways than one.A secret magical society, an evil sorcerer, and a powerful male watching her from the sidelines add to the intrigue. And King himself has a dark secret that may prove Marissa’s undoing. Everything hinges on whether Marissa’s willing to leap without looking and face the consequences.
Loving Ms. Wrong
By C.J. Ellisson
Katrina attends a birthday party for her friend Carla. Little does the health food storeowner know that the fateful girls night out will change her life forever. Marcus, the polished metrosexual who hates to get his hands dirty, stumbles upon the ladies at a local bar. Sparks fly when the two meet, courtesy of a 12-sided sex dice and a night neither one will ever forget.
A is for…
By Lila Dubois
When the overseers of LA’s most exclusive BDSM club declare the start of a sexy new game that all members must play, Anna has no choice but to participate. Master Jensen knows who, and what, he wants—Anna—but before he can have her he’ll have to prove to the lovely submissive that he can master every letter of the alphabet.
description provided by C. J. Ellisson
It’s always interesting to see what an author does with a theme when they are placed together in an anthology. This anthology was based on a “Girls Night Out” and the zebra shoes on the cover are in each story.I have two things in a zebra print, both are purses. What about you? I have seen the Girls Night Out more and more these days. Do you take time for a Girls Night Out? What do you do? I like my friends to come over for GNOs, then I don’t have to drive!
I didn’t think I would have time to read them all, and I did not finish The Beckoning of BEGUILING THINGS By Calinda B. I could not get into what I felt to be a wandering story line where strange things seem to be happening frequently and nobody is freaked out about colorful blurs in the hall, sudden attractiveness, magical business cards. I got to a point that I just couldn’t make myself finish it.
I started out liking KISSED BY A VAMPIRE, I like stories that start off with a grump who gets nicer. But I felt, as I read that the writer lost interest in the story and the activity became more tell than show. I think there was a solid idea but it lacked depth. The rate of personal change for the main female love interest, Sarah, is not hurried and her awkwardness in the bedroom is well-done.
I have really been enjoying CJ’s Walk on the Wild Side series in which people explore their sexuality with some domination and submission switching. And, I liked that the couple in LOVING MS. WRONG is an extension from the main Walk on the Wild Side storyline we’ve had so far. This started off on good footing, with a really inventive set up. But I didn’t get the main idea of being orgasmic but not feeling any connection during sex, even due to intense psychological trauma. I could tell it was a big part of something CJ was trying to say, but I guess I didn’t understand it. And, I didn’t buy Katrina’s turn around with Marcus so quickly. I liked the making ends meet aspect of living in one’s place of business under the radar.
The final story in the book. A is for,… by Lila Dubois was the stand out of the collection for me. It was the most well-written, with good character development for a short story, and a great love story angle. And the sex is some of the hottest I have ever read. And I have read a lot of sex. A. Lot. I don’t know how realistic the lifestyle representation is, but the idea of the new game was really sexy and scary. I felt that I really understood Anna’s submissiveness and that is impressive, especially in a novella. I would read more by this writer. Getting the Girls Night into the story was a stretch.
GNO 2 is a mixed bag for me spanning from Wow! to really-not-at-all-wow. That last one was really a WOW!
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Girls Night Out Giveaway
These 22 prizes will be awarded by the authors at the end of April. This form and information are provided for your convenience. Neither this blog or its own support, administer, endorse or fulfill the giveaway.
|# of Winners||Prize|
|3||Swag Pack from Patricia A. Wolf (writing as Morgan Fox)|
|2||$10 Starbucks Gift Card from Patricia A. Wolf|
|1||Swag pack including “Explosively Sexy” blue oven mitt, trinity masters pin, hand sanitizer, bookmarks and trading cards from Lila Dubois|
|1||Swag pack including “Explosively Sexy” red oven mitt, trinity masters pin, hand sanitizer, bookmarks and trading cards from Lila Dubois|
|1||Lookin’ Good Rockabilly BDSM prize pack, including starter trading card set and holder, red ball necklace and digital copy of Undone Rebel from Lila Dubois|
|1||Rockabilly BDSM prize pack, including starter trading card set and holder and digital copy of Undone Rebel from Lila Dubois|
|1||Survival kit, including book light, hand sanitizer, boomarks and $10 gift card from Lila Dubois|
|1||GNO Party Pack! Zebra and pink tote, zebra hair pins, zebra photo album, GNO pins, penis straws, “I’m Single” red tie, and 10 12-sided sex dice from C.J. Ellisson|
|1||GNO Basket w/t-shirt and shortie pjs with matching flip-flop slippers, zebra towel, zebra and pink wash clothes, and a zebra and pink bin from C.J.|
|10||WoWS Swag Packs from C.J.|