Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Review & Blast: The Naughty List by Various Authors

Title: The Naughty List
Author: Various Authors
Genre/Age: Romance Anthology/Adult to Erotica
Series: None
Publisher: Red Moon Romance
Format: ebook via Goddess Fish Promotions
Rating: ✺✺✺✺.5
SynopsisSix holiday romances, from sexy to sweet, prove that love is better on the Naughty List.

A Christmas Maggie by Tiffany Reisz
All Daniel wanted for Christmas was to spoil his new girlfriend, Anya, make love under the tree, and ignore all his old heartaches. But the ghosts of Christmas past aren’t so easily forgotten especially when Maggie, his late wife, shows up to remind him why the past should stay in the past and why his Christmases-future could be the best of his life if he can finally let himself live and love in this Christmas present. (A Christmas Maggie is the final story in the Daniel trio [from the Original Sinners series] beginning with The Gift and followed by Daniel Part Two.)

Christmassy by Alexa Piper
When taotien Valerion and witchling Cora get together sparks fly. But on the way to visit Cora’s family for Christmas, they encounter a supernatural predator that will not only test their individual powers and abilities, but also their connection to one another.

My Midnight Cowboy by Pumpkin Spice
If chocolate is the way to a man’s heart, then pastry chef Lucy Baker has the recipe for success. But will her culinary skills melt the most hard-hearted bachelor in Wyoming? A chance encounter on a New Year’s Eve flight leaves two strangers to discover unbound pleasure and a hunger for sexual discovery.

In the Doghouse by Elizabeth Black
Nicky and Angela had just begun to add a little kink to their lives when, caught up in the influence of his dudebros he forgot their anniversary and broke Angela’s heart. Angela wants Nicky’s strong arms around her again, but first she wants him to fight for her. Can one night, a paddle and some restraints bridge the gap between them?

Winter’s Daughter by Doug Blakeslee
A child of the Fae—bound to winter and a promise given to her chosen mate. She must claim him before time runs out and all she loves in the world falls to ruin. A child of mortals—forgotten and discarded by the world, then torn from the most amazing woman he’s ever met. Trapped in the sort of fae-tale that rarely ends in happily ever after, are they strong enough to defy the odds and find love?

Stealing Time by Wendy Sparrow
As Father Time’s son, Zeit must sacrifice a mortal’s lifetime to the Fates each New Year’s Eve. Last year—inexplicably, really—he made an 11:59 substitution. The Fates are pissed and they’re after his mortal Hannah. With the year ending, he ought to figure out why he’d saved her—and why he keeps doing it. Following an unlucky year, Hannah needs a week’s holiday in a lodge to unwind. What she gets is near-death experiences and a sexy immortal who can’t avoid kissing her, but might have to kill her. After all, even Zeit can’t hold back time indefinitely.

From: A Christmas Maggie
by Tiffany Reisz

Daniel sat forward in the chair, suddenly more awake than he’d ever been in his entire life. In front of him kneeling on the floor by his feet with her chin on his knee was Maggie, his wife who had been dead and buried for years.

“What?” he asked again, his heart pounding wildly in his chest. “What are you doing here?”
She gave him a wicked blue-eyed smile, her chestnut hair falling in waves around her oval face. She didn’t look a day over thirty-five, younger than he’d ever seen her. In fact she looked breathtaking—so young, so beautiful, so untouched by the pain and suffering the cancer had inflicted on her, the cancer that had killed his beautiful wife.

“Merry Christmas, Daniel.”

From: Stealing Time 
by Wendy Sparrow

Zeit snapped his fingers as he approached the sweet brunette stumbling through the snow. All around him, shoppers froze, and the air went still. Snow hung in place like a fog. Hannah shouldn’t be out on the streets on the day before Christmas. It was too busy. Too crowded. Hell, it was too easy—she made it easier to kill her than to keep her alive on days like this.

He could feel the pull of the Fates as they attempted, once again, to steal her from him. His beautiful conundrum was standing too close to the curb again and about to hit a patch of ice. In another fifteen seconds of mortal’s time, she’d have slipped on the ice, as that woman carrying the terrier brushed by, knocking Hannah out in front of the snow plow.


“You’re getting gruesome,” Zeit called to the Fates.

He stopped in front of the pink-cheeked mortal.

“Thirty-eight times now, Hannah.” Thirty-eight times he’d stopped the clock for her.

Snow clung to her eyelashes, and her red lips were parted, probably in shock that she’d, once again, dropped her favorite scarf. Her hand was poised at her neck, feeling for the crimson scarf he held in his hand.

In addition to being an Assistant Editor for World Weaver Press, Cori Vidae likes to write steamy stories and collect shiny things. And when she’s not on Twitter at @CoriVidae you can find her at her website at


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**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for honest review.** 

This book was a collection of six stories with varied romantic themes but all centered around the holidays. 

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Here are my thoughts:

A Christmas Maggie by Tiffany Reisz
Our first story starts off with a bang (in the bedroom). After that, it quickly chills and turns into something reminiscent of the ghosts of past-present-future. While I found the story to be a sweet tale of second chances at love, I was a little irked that it spent so much time talking about past loves instead of focusing on the current one.

Christmassy by Alexa Piper
This is a paranormal romance. Our couple is a bit unorthodox but have pretty good chemistry together. In this story, the supernatural couple find themselves in a battle with an evil creature and they discover their true feelings for one another along the way.

My Midnight Cowboy by Pumpkin Spice
My second favorite! This story took a little time for me to get into but once it took off (airplane pun intended), I was completely hooked. It was incredibly steamy and I blushed, dropped my jaw, and probably even whimpered a few times. 

In the Doghouse by Elizabeth Black
I found this one to be okay. I didn't dislike anything about it, but even though it was a really spicy read, it didn't capture my attention as much as some of the others. But that's probably due to the theme. If you've read my past reviews, you already know that I'm not a giant fan of spanking. Just my preference, however. I'm sure others will love this one.

Winter's Daughter by Doug Blakeslee
This story was another paranormal one. Our couple enjoy a steamy romp in the snow and then part ways. Eventually, we learn that our mysterious lady is Fae and wants to make the mortal man into her mate. He just has to decide if leaving his old life behind to be with her is what he wants. 

Stealing Time by Wendy Sparrow
Oh, wow. This one was by far my favorite. It was the longest (or seemed to be) and told a story about an immortal who can't bring himself to allow a woman to die, despite it being fate's verdict. Why? Because he feels inexplicably drawn to and captivated by the mortal. After saving her from dying over three dozen times, the two begin to develop a friendship as the woman shows our immortal being just what it means to be human. Absolutely loved it!

In closing... 
A little bit of everything and good for a weekend winter read. 4.5 suns!

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