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Just in time for the scariest season of all, three popular paranormal authors come together to tell original tales of romance where Anything can happen under a Halloween moon . . . Tempers flare and passions rise in Jocelynn Drake's Of Monsters and Men as the local werewolf pack clashes with the Winter Court's Wild Hunt . . . In Terri Garey's The Ghoul Next Door, a witch and Just in time for the scariest season of all, three popular paranormal authors come together to tell original tales of romance where Anything can happen under a Halloween moon . . . Tempers flare and passions rise in Jocelynn Drake's Of Monsters and Men as the local werewolf pack clashes with the Winter Court's Wild Hunt . . . In Terri Garey's The Ghoul Next Door, a witch and a warlock battle it out for possession of a haunted house, but the ghost may have her own agenda . . . And, in Trick or Treathen by Caris Roane, a master vampire struggles to stay away from the mortal woman who enflames his very soul.


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Just in time for the scariest season of all, three popular paranormal authors come together to tell original tales of romance where Anything can happen under a Halloween moon . . . Tempers flare and passions rise in Jocelynn Drake's Of Monsters and Men as the local werewolf pack clashes with the Winter Court's Wild Hunt . . . In Terri Garey's The Ghoul Next Door, a witch and Just in time for the scariest season of all, three popular paranormal authors come together to tell original tales of romance where Anything can happen under a Halloween moon . . . Tempers flare and passions rise in Jocelynn Drake's Of Monsters and Men as the local werewolf pack clashes with the Winter Court's Wild Hunt . . . In Terri Garey's The Ghoul Next Door, a witch and a warlock battle it out for possession of a haunted house, but the ghost may have her own agenda . . . And, in Trick or Treathen by Caris Roane, a master vampire struggles to stay away from the mortal woman who enflames his very soul.

30 review for Blood by Moonlight

  1. 4 out of 5

    All Things Urban Fantasy

    Review Courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy OF MONSTERS AND MEN by Jocelynn Drake For an anthology that is supposed to be romance driven, there is very little of the promised ‘passion’ going on between Gage and Trixie save some making out and references to sex. Beyond that little bit of false advertising, Gage made a few illogical decisions while trying to protect the werewolf pack resorting to magic when he didn’t need to. Overall, Gage came off as less confident in himself than in the full leng Review Courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy OF MONSTERS AND MEN by Jocelynn Drake For an anthology that is supposed to be romance driven, there is very little of the promised ‘passion’ going on between Gage and Trixie save some making out and references to sex. Beyond that little bit of false advertising, Gage made a few illogical decisions while trying to protect the werewolf pack resorting to magic when he didn’t need to. Overall, Gage came off as less confident in himself than in the full length ANGEL’S INK which made this story much less satisfying that it should have been.. Sexual Content: Kissing, references to sex Rating: 2/5 THE GHOUL NEXT DOOR by Terri Garey Now here was a story that delivered on a very sweet and natural feeling romance, while serving up.an action packed short story with an intense final battle I was impressed with how Garey created all of this mythology and history around the plot without making it too confusing. The romance between Cassie and Falco felt very organic and you could see how well the fit together both in personality and in their magical abilities. My only gripe with this story was that I wanted it to be longer so we could delve even more into this world. Sexual Content: Rating: 4/5 TRICK OR TREATHEN by Caris Roane This was the steamiest of the three stories with more sex scenes than I expected for a short story. While the romance was intense, I was a little annoyed that they spent so much time on their romantic tryst when Treyne and Jenna should have been more focused on trying to save Jenna’s sister from a rival vampire. As a result, the ending felt rushed and dissatisfying. Sexual Content: Multiple sex scenes Rating: 3/5

  2. 4 out of 5

    Melindeeloo

    3.5 stars overall. Three short story Halloween treats, yum. Of Monsters and Men by Jocelyn Drake - This was my favorite of the three an Asylum Tales connected short - I've read both the prequels and this apparently set after the first book Angel's Ink (guess I am going to have to shell out the big bucks and get that one, because self exiled mage Gage looks like he might be pretty interesting.) The local were pack need Gage's help when their monthly full moon run coincides with the Fae's Samhain N 3.5 stars overall. Three short story Halloween treats, yum. Of Monsters and Men by Jocelyn Drake - This was my favorite of the three an Asylum Tales connected short - I've read both the prequels and this apparently set after the first book Angel's Ink (guess I am going to have to shell out the big bucks and get that one, because self exiled mage Gage looks like he might be pretty interesting.) The local were pack need Gage's help when their monthly full moon run coincides with the Fae's Samhain Night Wild Hunt, and everyone is going to find out just how scarey Gage can be. (4 stars) The Ghoul Next Door by Terri Garey - A witch casts a Samhain spell to try to out an interloper from her old family home - I basically liked this story, but the heroine doesn't start out very likeable (so I don't get what the hero saw in her) and since the story is short her change of heart happens like 'magic' (3 stars) Trick or Teathen by Caris Roane - A vamp master who holds to traditional values tries to resist the human woman who tempts him - this one was okay more scented vamps from Roane (not angpires this time though)- but then again I am not a fan of Roane's other series, for those who are this story is in a similar vein (pun intended:) (2.5 stars) (This is a ninety-nine-cent-er right now as a Halloween treat from the authors.)

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sandra "Jeanz"

    MY REVIEW I bought this e-book from Amazon.co.uk, I know I have read it at totally the wrong time of year as the books aim is to be read at Halloween, but I bought it and fancied reading something short and a little different. I also wanted to try reading work by these authors too, and I think a collection of short stories that this book is, is an ideal way of doing just that. The cover is dark and mysterious, leaning towards being scary which totally suits the time of year this book aims to be re MY REVIEW I bought this e-book from Amazon.co.uk, I know I have read it at totally the wrong time of year as the books aim is to be read at Halloween, but I bought it and fancied reading something short and a little different. I also wanted to try reading work by these authors too, and I think a collection of short stories that this book is, is an ideal way of doing just that. The cover is dark and mysterious, leaning towards being scary which totally suits the time of year this book aims to be read at. The title Blood by Moonlight fits each of the three stories as there is blood in each and everyone of them. I think the authors names being on the cover in equal proportions is a good thing too, though I didn't particularly need the "best selling author" tag on there. Also I aren't particularly keen on the Avon books logo being on the cover either. There are three stories by three different authors in this collection. I decided to say a little about each story individually. Kind of like I review an Anthology. I should also state that I have not read anything by these authors before prior to this book. So first up was Of Monsters and Men by Jocelynn Drake, This one has werewolves, warlocks and elves in it. so a little to appeal to most paranormal fans. I aren't a fan of eves, pixies or even fae anymore as a lot of what I have read has seemed somewhat samey to me, with a few great exceptions of course. I did however really enjoy this short story in fact I am going to research and see if it perhaps was a spin off with characters from a series. I liked the relationship between warlock, elf and werewolf. You probably wouldn't think that they would mix, but in this story they do. Then there's the whole Summer court/Winter Court politics of the fae/elven races too. What more can I say I really enjoyed it. So did I enjoy this short tale? Yes. Will I be checking out more books by this author? Yes! Would I read a series connected to this short tale? Yes. Next up was The Ghoul Next Door by Terri Garey, This story had a witch, a warlock, and an interesting ghost witch too. I liked this story too, it centred around an old house that had been in a witches family for generations. Sadly the father of the last witch in the line had let greed overcome him and sold the witches inheritance of the house. The witch had tried on numerous occasions to purchase the house back but to no avail the male who was living in the house seemed determined to stay put where he was. He didn't reckon on the witch turning to fair means or fowl, or her having the help of the ghost of her witch grandmother. This one is quirky and has some humour too, with family politics also playing a part in the tale. So Did I enjoy this short tale? Yes, I did. Will I be checking out more books by this author? Yes I will. And finally Would I read a series connected to this short tale? Mmm that's more difficult as I just saw this as a more standalone tale but if there were further adventures of the characters in this tale then yes I think I would be very tempted to read more. Last in the mini anthology was Trick or Treathen by Caris Roane, This was a change of pace and kind of rather er racy in parts, though it did still have a story and a good plot that ran through the short tale too. as you know I dislike erotica where it is just pure erotica and no plot or story. I don't mind a little steam, but that's as far as I go in that direction. I like a plot to follow not reading about pure "bumping and grinding" all the time. anyhow as I was saying this tale, though short did have a plot and decent, interesting storyline to it. I liked both the main characters and their opposition to the Treathen bond. The Treathen bond is what I would describe as simply as possible as a soul mate bond between a vampire and a human. there's also plenty of Vampire politics in this book too. Where and how and when is it acceptable or deemed necessary for one vampire to intervene or interfere in another vampires business. In this book an "evil cruel vampire" has taken and bonded a girl, this girls sister approaches a more "humane vampire" to ask, try to coerce and then even demand his help in getting her sister back. That's if the sister, Britt isn't dead already. So there's plenty of action and drama going on in this tale,as the said hero would be rescuer sister and "humane" vampire kind of have this strong attraction to each other too, though they are both trying their best to fight this attraction. So Did I enjoy this short tale? Yes, I really did. I quite surprised myself enjoying it despite the steamy parts! Will I be checking out more books by this author? Yes, I really think I will, despite the steamy content. Would I read a series connected to this short tale? Once again, surprising myself and despite the steamy content, yes I would. I really liked the characters in the short tale. So to sum up, this is a great collection of three short tales, forming a mini anthology that showcases the three authors very well. The stories are so good that I would love for these short tales to be part of larger series, and I will definitely be looking up all three authors to check out more of their work. So Did I enjoy the book? Yes, definitely! Will I be checking out more books by these authors? Yes definitely! Would I read more about the characters in the individual tales? Yes I'd like to read more about them all, though I think the tale by Terri Garey may be a stand alone short tale, I could definitely imagine series containing all the characters in all the tales though, just more so with the tales by Jocelynn Drake and Caris Roane.

  4. 4 out of 5

    OpenBookSociety.com

    Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi *Beware of Spoilers* I have quickly fallen in love with Jocelynn Drake’s Asylum Tales series so when I saw that she had a novella in this book, I had to check it out. And, she didn’t disappoint, but unfortunately the other stories got worse as this anthology went on. I’ll break it down by story complete with individual story ratings. Of Monsters and Men The Asylum Tales, Book #1.5 By Jocelynn Drake Author’s Website: http://www.jocelynndrake.com/ Gage and Trixie have Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi *Beware of Spoilers* I have quickly fallen in love with Jocelynn Drake’s Asylum Tales series so when I saw that she had a novella in this book, I had to check it out. And, she didn’t disappoint, but unfortunately the other stories got worse as this anthology went on. I’ll break it down by story complete with individual story ratings. Of Monsters and Men The Asylum Tales, Book #1.5 By Jocelynn Drake Author’s Website: http://www.jocelynndrake.com/ Gage and Trixie have been dating for three months now and are looking forward to a quiet Samhain evening alone filled with pizza, movies, and sex! But their plans come crashing down when the werewolf Alpha stops by asking for Gage’s help; the Winter Court elves are planning to hunt the pack in their annual ‘Wild Hunt’. Gage reluctantly agrees to help, but when the elves get their hands on Trixie, he will move Heaven and Earth to save her, consequences be damned. I really did enjoy this story. I loved the interactions between Trixie and Gage, especially in the beginning pages, letting us meager readers in on their relationship and basking in their love for one another. And, I always enjoy Gage; he’s just a lot of a fun and one that can’t turn down somebody in need of his expertise; which may be his greatest fault in the end. The only thing that really kept this story from a higher rating would probably be its length. You can only do so much in a short story and there just wasn’t enough time to truly wow me, but it was definitely a good start; by far the best story in this anthology. The Ghoul Next Door By Terri Garey Author’s Website: http://www.tgarey.com/ Young witch Cassie has been devastated ever since their family home changed hands and the new owner, James, refuses to sell it back to her. She has decided he has left her with no choice and summons her grandmother’s ghost on Halloween, when the veil between the worlds is the thinnest. She is convinced that if the house is haunted James will relinquish it to her. But Cassie is thrown for a surprise of her own when she realizes that her grandmother’s ghost has already been present at the house and she and James are friendly. Furthermore, she isn’t the only one with magical powers. But when evil comes knocking (literally) James and Cassie have to work together in order to survive. I thought this was an OK story. It was sweet, but a bit predictable. Once the girl showed up at James’s door, I knew she was bad news and I was quickly proven right. There really just weren’t any exciting plot twists or anything that would have made me want to read more, if it had been an option. Trick of Treatthen By Caris Roane Author’s Website: http://www.carisroane.com/ Master Vampire Treyne has been fighting his attraction for the beautiful human, Jenna. She has been trying to acquire his help ever since her sister disappeared a year ago. Treyne suspects another master vampire has the girl, but can’t do anything to stop it due to ancient vampire traditions. But will his growing attraction for Jenna change his mind? I can’t even begin to describe my dislike for this story, but I will try. From the first paragraph this tale was filled with the typical vampire stereotypes. Treyne was your predictable horny vampire outfitted in the overdone leather pants, complete with ties instead of a zipper, and the maroon silk shirt, he also had the long black hair you would expect. He could fly and all that jazz too. His character was boring as it’s been done a million times at least! Jenna was the standard blonde bimbo that thought she could shoot a vampire with a little old gun, and even after Treyne proved how easy she was to unarm, she still tried the same thing with the vampire suspected of taking her sister. How dumb can she really be? Pretty stupid apparently. Also, I find the story completely unbelievable. Jenna goes to Treyne on this mission to find her sister and they end up having sex. Sex with the vampire that could help her if he wanted to, but does nothing because of vampire tradition? So she looks past that for a few moments of pleasure. I don’t see how this is possible, I know I could never be with someone that refuses to help in such a desperate situation. I felt like I was reading an erotica short that had more sex than storyline, and the small amount of plot that was there was pretty weak. I would just skip over this story completely and save yourself some time and frustration. Overall Thoughts: The Jocelynn Drake story was good and if you loved the Asylum Interviews (prequels to the series) you will definitely enjoy this story. But the other two stories in this collection could easily be skipped, and I recommend that you do, especially the vampire story! http://openbooksociety.com/article/bl...

  5. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Note: only read Jocelynn Drake's Of Monsters and Men. Read this pool-side at the Vdara in Las Vegas. Like other books in this series, it is entertaining without being engaging. Let's put it this way: while I was reading the young women directly behind me noticed that the man directly in front of me was snapping photos of them (there all wearing normal bikinis - nothing exhibitionist.) One of them got up and confronted the man: "Were you taking photos of me and my friends?!?" "No," he said. "I thi Note: only read Jocelynn Drake's Of Monsters and Men. Read this pool-side at the Vdara in Las Vegas. Like other books in this series, it is entertaining without being engaging. Let's put it this way: while I was reading the young women directly behind me noticed that the man directly in front of me was snapping photos of them (there all wearing normal bikinis - nothing exhibitionist.) One of them got up and confronted the man: "Were you taking photos of me and my friends?!?" "No," he said. "I think you were, and I think the fact that you hid your phone when I came over here proves it." She walked away and I thought the altercation was over, but instead she came back moments later with the hotel security. When confronted by security, the guys fessed up and deleted the photos. The security guard asked the woman if that was good enough and she said her friends deserved an apology. And he apologized. So two points: 1) I so admired that woman - she was strong, loyal, and fierce; the character she displayed in those 2 minutes was more engaging that any characters or plot lines in this short story. And 2) This story was not engaging enough to not be lured away by some relatively quiet altercation. Nonetheless, here's my synopsis: Gage (Wizard) and Trixie (Summer Elf) plan to spend Halloween night together when Jack (werewolf) shows up requesting Gage's help in keeping his pack safe that night from the Winter Elves' hunt. Gage reluctantly agrees, and delivers on his promise by creating an illusion of many Wizards around him as he demands the Winter Elves leave the pack alone. The Winter Elves agree but kidnap Trixie on their way out of town. Gage turns himself into a werewolf and tracks down Trixie, rescuing her. The end.

  6. 4 out of 5

    A.R. Von

    Three shorts by three talented authors. Each one an exciting, amazing and gripping adventure of love, acceptance and thrills, and each revolving around the Halloween holiday. This is a great read for paranormal lovers looking for a taste of new authors with great story telling and writing skill or if they just want some variety (with a side of spice) in their reading life :) Of Monsters and Men- A sweet and exciting tale held fully in a paranormal world telling an instance where different parano Three shorts by three talented authors. Each one an exciting, amazing and gripping adventure of love, acceptance and thrills, and each revolving around the Halloween holiday. This is a great read for paranormal lovers looking for a taste of new authors with great story telling and writing skill or if they just want some variety (with a side of spice) in their reading life :) Of Monsters and Men- A sweet and exciting tale held fully in a paranormal world telling an instance where different paranormal breeds band together for peace and safety of their territory when normally they are enemies while others come together for reasons of love. The Ghoul Next Door- A great eerie and fun tale of two people that are meant to be together but never really knew. Set during Halloween time with spirits, gore and evil intentions from someone known as a family member, Cassie and James take their first steps into a battle that brings them closer together. I really loved this duo and the surprises the story had in store :) Trick or Treathen- WOW did this anthology go out with a bang! Trick or Treathen was jam packed with vampires, action, excitement and enough sex to feed ones sensual desire for some time. When a human and a vampire both are trying to resist their attraction to one another, it gets frustrating, haunting and (in some ways) painful. Once an unavoidable situation occurs and brings them together the mutual attraction is addressed by both, well let’s just say… OH MY!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Mel

    I only read Jocelynn Drake's Of Monsters and Men and really liked it. What happens when the local werewolf pack clashes with the Winter Court's Wild Hunt? You'll definitely want to read this novella to find out. Five words: Gage in a wizard's robes. I'll just say that I found it quite humorous, then again, there isn't much Gage does that I don't find humor in. I was glad to get another taste of Gage and Trixie as they are my favorite new urban fantasy couple. Every time I stumble into the Asylum I only read Jocelynn Drake's Of Monsters and Men and really liked it. What happens when the local werewolf pack clashes with the Winter Court's Wild Hunt? You'll definitely want to read this novella to find out. Five words: Gage in a wizard's robes. I'll just say that I found it quite humorous, then again, there isn't much Gage does that I don't find humor in. I was glad to get another taste of Gage and Trixie as they are my favorite new urban fantasy couple. Every time I stumble into the Asylum Tales world, I come out happy. Please keep in mind that if you are going into this novella looking for smexy time, you aren't going to find it. FYI, Of Monsters and Men takes place after Angel's Ink so make sure you read it first or there will be spoilers. On of these days when I get my TBR lists/piles under control, I will have to go back and read Terri Garey's The Ghoul Next Door. Sadly, I have no interest in Trick or Treathen by Caris Roane. Since I only read Jocelynn Drake's novella, my 4 star rating is based on my love for her novella, Of Monsters and Men.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Lorre

    Of Monsters and Men (Asylum Tales 1.5) - Jocelynn Drake It's a quiet evening in the tattoo parlor on Halloween and Gage and Trixie are thinking of closing early. But Jack, the werewolf alpha (yes, the one Gage temporarily turned into a chihuahua in the first book!) needs their help... there goes their planned evening of pizza and action movies... 5 stars The Ghoul Next Door - Terri Garey Cassie is a witch and she is determined to get back the house where she grew up in. Only problem is that the own Of Monsters and Men (Asylum Tales 1.5) - Jocelynn Drake It's a quiet evening in the tattoo parlor on Halloween and Gage and Trixie are thinking of closing early. But Jack, the werewolf alpha (yes, the one Gage temporarily turned into a chihuahua in the first book!) needs their help... there goes their planned evening of pizza and action movies... 5 stars The Ghoul Next Door - Terri Garey Cassie is a witch and she is determined to get back the house where she grew up in. Only problem is that the owner doesn't want to sell it so she'll just have to chase him away with magic. 4 stars Trick or Treathen - Caris Roane I didn't like the writing style of this one and gave up on it. And it leaned too much towards erotica which I don't like. I need a bit more story and not just sex scenes held together with a flimsy story. 1 star.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Synopthis!

    All Gage wanted was to enjoy Halloween alone with his girlfriend Trixie. But when Jack, the leader of the local werewolf pack calls in a favor, Gage must put his plans aside. Now he finds himself pitted against the Winter Court, who come out each Samhain for the Wild Hunt. Will Gage be able to protect his people from being hunted or risk becoming prey himself? The Winter Court is one of three types of elves. Trixie, Gage's girlfriend and fellow tattoo artist is from the Summer Court. On Samhain/H All Gage wanted was to enjoy Halloween alone with his girlfriend Trixie. But when Jack, the leader of the local werewolf pack calls in a favor, Gage must put his plans aside. Now he finds himself pitted against the Winter Court, who come out each Samhain for the Wild Hunt. Will Gage be able to protect his people from being hunted or risk becoming prey himself? The Winter Court is one of three types of elves. Trixie, Gage's girlfriend and fellow tattoo artist is from the Summer Court. On Samhain/Halloween the Summer Court relinquishes its power and the Winter Court takes its place. To commemorate this event the Winter Court goes out on the Wild Hunt where basically anyone stupid enough to be out in the woods is fair game. Unfortunately the Low Town werewolves don't have an option, full moon and all, so they call on Gage to help them. The question is can he? Just a little something to keep you hooked into the series. Be prepared for the next one!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jess the Romanceaholic

    Sadly, not really my thing. I admit fault in that I was unfamiliar with any series these authors may have penned, but... it just didn't do it for me. I also admit that I didn't read Of Monsters and Men by Jocelynn Drake. I'm fairly certain (well, hoping, anyway) that this is part of a larger series that the reader is dropped into, as I felt a bit disconnected with the characters. Plus, at no fault of the author, I'm not a big fan of fae in general. I enjoyed Terri Garey's The Ghoul Next Door, but Sadly, not really my thing. I admit fault in that I was unfamiliar with any series these authors may have penned, but... it just didn't do it for me. I also admit that I didn't read Of Monsters and Men by Jocelynn Drake. I'm fairly certain (well, hoping, anyway) that this is part of a larger series that the reader is dropped into, as I felt a bit disconnected with the characters. Plus, at no fault of the author, I'm not a big fan of fae in general. I enjoyed Terri Garey's The Ghoul Next Door, but was disappointed at the lack of sensuality (what can I say? I like my romance steamy!), and while I liked the basic plot of Trick or Treathen, I just didn't mesh well with the writing style. This was a surprising miss for me, as Avon publishing and I usually get along splendidly. 2/5 (It Was Okay)

  11. 5 out of 5

    Alison (Lady Coffin) S

    loved the side story of Gage and Trixie, from Jocelynn Drake's Asylum Tales series. It is always nice to fill in where stuff might have been missed in the main books,This one involves Jack the alpha of the local werewolf pack and the Winter Court on Halloween as it tries to run the Wild Hunt. Terri Garey's The Ghoul Next Door, was interesting enough to me that I am going to look into if it is part of a series. I liked the play of the two main characters. Trick or Treathen by Caris Roane was also g loved the side story of Gage and Trixie, from Jocelynn Drake's Asylum Tales series. It is always nice to fill in where stuff might have been missed in the main books,This one involves Jack the alpha of the local werewolf pack and the Winter Court on Halloween as it tries to run the Wild Hunt. Terri Garey's The Ghoul Next Door, was interesting enough to me that I am going to look into if it is part of a series. I liked the play of the two main characters. Trick or Treathen by Caris Roane was also good, a lot more sex and violence, but not a bad read.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Darcy

    This review is based only on the stories by Jocelynn Drake and Terri Garey. Jocelynn Drake - I really like The Asylum's Tales as a series and really like Gage and Trixie as a couple. It is funny to see how their quiet night went to hell, but about what happens to them all the time. I liked Jake's observations about Gage's feelings for Trixie. Terri Garey - This one was so so for me. I found it funny how Granny Jane manipulated things, even better was how one of them was in on it with her. This review is based only on the stories by Jocelynn Drake and Terri Garey. Jocelynn Drake - I really like The Asylum's Tales as a series and really like Gage and Trixie as a couple. It is funny to see how their quiet night went to hell, but about what happens to them all the time. I liked Jake's observations about Gage's feelings for Trixie. Terri Garey - This one was so so for me. I found it funny how Granny Jane manipulated things, even better was how one of them was in on it with her.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Katrina Berry

    Blood by Moonlight is an anthology covering the paranormal and urban fantasy romance genre. I initially picked this up only for Jocelyn Drake’s Of Monsters and Men but stuck around to read the others. This read is made up of three short stories set around Halloween time and all things that go bumpity bump, and while this wasn’t an absolutely fantastic read, it wasn’t horrid either. Overall, I enjoyed the experience. So, if you are looking for something different and you love all things Halloween Blood by Moonlight is an anthology covering the paranormal and urban fantasy romance genre. I initially picked this up only for Jocelyn Drake’s Of Monsters and Men but stuck around to read the others. This read is made up of three short stories set around Halloween time and all things that go bumpity bump, and while this wasn’t an absolutely fantastic read, it wasn’t horrid either. Overall, I enjoyed the experience. So, if you are looking for something different and you love all things Halloweenish then definitely pick it up and enjoy some wind down time.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jacquelyn

    Only got this for the Jocelynn Drake, Asylum Tales short story-Of Monsters and Men. I really like Gage and want to see what kind of trouble he will get himself into next. This didn't let me down. I loved the Dark Days series and am really starting to love the Asylum Tales. Jocelynn Drake is becoming one of my new favorite authors. Hopefully this series continues for awhile because all of the other series I love reading are starting to end. Only got this for the Jocelynn Drake, Asylum Tales short story-Of Monsters and Men. I really like Gage and want to see what kind of trouble he will get himself into next. This didn't let me down. I loved the Dark Days series and am really starting to love the Asylum Tales. Jocelynn Drake is becoming one of my new favorite authors. Hopefully this series continues for awhile because all of the other series I love reading are starting to end.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Maryanne

    The first two stories are 3-4 stars, 1 is great if you enjoy the Asylum series and 2 is pretty good if a bit formulaic. The third is truly painful. No woman ever in the history of sex has ever thought (much less said) "my god, the sensation of speed". Super fast thrusting causes friction burns, not orgasms. Then he is SO angry at her (after the sex) because she smells too good and he likes her too much. That's when I gave up. The first two stories are 3-4 stars, 1 is great if you enjoy the Asylum series and 2 is pretty good if a bit formulaic. The third is truly painful. No woman ever in the history of sex has ever thought (much less said) "my god, the sensation of speed". Super fast thrusting causes friction burns, not orgasms. Then he is SO angry at her (after the sex) because she smells too good and he likes her too much. That's when I gave up.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sillylittlefishey

    I really enjoyed Joceylnn Drake's Asylum Tale story.... but really could have done without the other stories. Each tale gets progressively worse in this anthology.....the vampire story being almost unbearable with all the stereotypical vamp cliches..... down to the long hair and leather pants. Full review at openbooksociety.com I really enjoyed Joceylnn Drake's Asylum Tale story.... but really could have done without the other stories. Each tale gets progressively worse in this anthology.....the vampire story being almost unbearable with all the stereotypical vamp cliches..... down to the long hair and leather pants. Full review at openbooksociety.com

  17. 5 out of 5

    gremlin

    Jocelynn Drake's Of Monsters and Men was my favorite of these three stories, and the reason I wanted to read this. I enjoyed the further development of Gage and Trixie's romance. Terri Garey's The Ghoul Next Door was ok but not as much fun as her full-length novels, and I didn't particularly like Trick or Treathen by Caris Roane, an author I haven't read before. Jocelynn Drake's Of Monsters and Men was my favorite of these three stories, and the reason I wanted to read this. I enjoyed the further development of Gage and Trixie's romance. Terri Garey's The Ghoul Next Door was ok but not as much fun as her full-length novels, and I didn't particularly like Trick or Treathen by Caris Roane, an author I haven't read before.

  18. 5 out of 5

    ✿Emma-Louise Violet

    Book overall - ★★★½ Stars I bought this e-book just for the The Asylum Tales short story and was not disappointed at all, a brilliant short ''Of Monsters and Men" – Book 1.5 (Asylum Tales) By Jocelynn Drake - ★★★★★ ''The Ghoul Next Door'' By Terri Garey - ★★ ''Trick of Treatthen'' By Caris Roane - ★★ Book overall - ★★★½ Stars I bought this e-book just for the The Asylum Tales short story and was not disappointed at all, a brilliant short ''Of Monsters and Men" – Book 1.5 (Asylum Tales) By Jocelynn Drake - ★★★★★ ''The Ghoul Next Door'' By Terri Garey - ★★ ''Trick of Treatthen'' By Caris Roane - ★★

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jocelin

    I thoroughly enjoyed this quick read of short novellas. Jocelynn Drake I am familiar with but, I have never read anything by the other two authors: Teri Garey & Caris Roane. Each of the stories gave a great quick story that were engaging and intriguing to read. I am looking forward to reading more by Teri Garey & Caris Roane.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Mskychick

    Of Monsters and Men by Jocelyn Drake 4 stars I'm going to have to track down a full book by her to try! The Ghoul Next Door by Terri Garey 2-1/2 stars Trick or Treathen by Caris Rhoane 3-1/2 to 4 stars These first 2 short stories were VERY short Of Monsters and Men by Jocelyn Drake 4 stars I'm going to have to track down a full book by her to try! The Ghoul Next Door by Terri Garey 2-1/2 stars Trick or Treathen by Caris Rhoane 3-1/2 to 4 stars These first 2 short stories were VERY short

  21. 4 out of 5

    Tricia (McAllister) Houseman

    Enjoyed the stories. Gabe standing up to the Winter Court. The two witches who must stand together to fight off evil. Reading about how a bond can be created between Vamp & human (hot & steamy). Plus the excerpts from the 2 other books, gives provides you with other tales to read.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

    I only read Jocelynn's (who is EVIL btw). Do NOT read before reading Angel's Ink. YOU WILL BE SPOILED. Story takes place AFTER AI...just FYI. I only read Jocelynn's (who is EVIL btw). Do NOT read before reading Angel's Ink. YOU WILL BE SPOILED. Story takes place AFTER AI...just FYI.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    I liked all three of these stories although I like Jocelyn Drake's the most because I love that new series. I liked all three of these stories although I like Jocelyn Drake's the most because I love that new series.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Mark

    I gave this book a 3 because I only read the story by Jocelynn Drake.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Avila

    Liked the first two stories very much but the third one not so much

  26. 5 out of 5

    Marie

    I enjoy jocelynn drake's dark days and asylum series so wanted to read this book for that reason. other then that, I didn't like the other 2 authors stories. I enjoy jocelynn drake's dark days and asylum series so wanted to read this book for that reason. other then that, I didn't like the other 2 authors stories.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jordan Lombard

    This rating is for the story by Jocelyn Drake.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea

    Just read Of Monster and Men which is an Asylum Tales story. Soo good love this series and so far anything Jocelynn Drake writes.

  29. 5 out of 5

    ☕️Kimberly

    review to post shortly

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jen Davis

    Review to come. *ARC Provided by Avon

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