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Passion runs as hot as a fever dream in these all-new stories by four New York Times bestselling provocateurs of the paranormal... In Angela Knights's Blood and Roses, a vampire warrior and his seductive captor join forces to stop a traitor from unleashing an army of demonic predators on their kingdom. New in Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series is Whisper of Sin, in which a Passion runs as hot as a fever dream in these all-new stories by four New York Times bestselling provocateurs of the paranormal... In Angela Knights's Blood and Roses, a vampire warrior and his seductive captor join forces to stop a traitor from unleashing an army of demonic predators on their kingdom. New in Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series is Whisper of Sin, in which a woman in lethal danger finds an unlikely protector- and lover- in a volatile member of the DarkRiver pack. Virginia Kantra continues the haunting tales of the Children of the Sea in Shifting Sea, the story of a wounded soldier rescued by a strange and enigmatic young woman. Meljean Brook launches a bold new steampunk series with Here There Be Monsters, as a desperate woman strikes provocative- and terrifying- bargain to gain overseas passage.


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Passion runs as hot as a fever dream in these all-new stories by four New York Times bestselling provocateurs of the paranormal... In Angela Knights's Blood and Roses, a vampire warrior and his seductive captor join forces to stop a traitor from unleashing an army of demonic predators on their kingdom. New in Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series is Whisper of Sin, in which a Passion runs as hot as a fever dream in these all-new stories by four New York Times bestselling provocateurs of the paranormal... In Angela Knights's Blood and Roses, a vampire warrior and his seductive captor join forces to stop a traitor from unleashing an army of demonic predators on their kingdom. New in Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series is Whisper of Sin, in which a woman in lethal danger finds an unlikely protector- and lover- in a volatile member of the DarkRiver pack. Virginia Kantra continues the haunting tales of the Children of the Sea in Shifting Sea, the story of a wounded soldier rescued by a strange and enigmatic young woman. Meljean Brook launches a bold new steampunk series with Here There Be Monsters, as a desperate woman strikes provocative- and terrifying- bargain to gain overseas passage.

30 review for Burning Up

  1. 4 out of 5

    Alp

    Shifting Sea by Virginia Kantra: 4.5 stars

  2. 4 out of 5

    MelissaB

    Review for Whisper of Sin: Whisper of Sin is another great Psy/Changling story by the oh-so-awesome Nalini Singh. Ria and Emmett are a good couple, I loved having a Changling hero again. It's a short story but Nalini still sets up characters that you like and care about. I would have loved a longer story but I really enjoyed what we got - a hot, sexy story about the human Ria and her sexy leopard Changling Emmett. Here There Be Monsters - 4 stars

  3. 4 out of 5

    Angela

    May 2016 Re-read: Just "Whisper of Sin" in my Psy-Changeling re-read. Disclaimer: I've only read "Here There Be Monsters" and "Whisper of Sin" in total. This read was only about "Whisper of Sin" Nalini crafts another story in her Psy/Changeling world where we get to see how Lucas' assistant, Ria, gets together with Emmet. I just loved seeing this, and seeing more events that lead up to the things that happen in the main storyline like seeing how the leopards exerted their control over the San Fran May 2016 Re-read: Just "Whisper of Sin" in my Psy-Changeling re-read. Disclaimer: I've only read "Here There Be Monsters" and "Whisper of Sin" in total. This read was only about "Whisper of Sin" Nalini crafts another story in her Psy/Changeling world where we get to see how Lucas' assistant, Ria, gets together with Emmet. I just loved seeing this, and seeing more events that lead up to the things that happen in the main storyline like seeing how the leopards exerted their control over the San Fransisco area. Ria is a strong heroine that's easy to love and Emmet is the perfect match for her. While there is conflict that brings the two together, the bigger conflict is Ria's family. Seeing the interaction between her family, and Emmet is just fantastic. As an aside - I'm not sure why this is labeled at Psy/Changeling #8.5. This actually takes place sometime after Stroke of Enticement (Nate and Tammy's story) and before Slave to Sensation (Lucas and Sascha's story). So I think it should really be Psy/Changeling #0.6. *shrugs*

  4. 4 out of 5

    Dina

    *** NOTE: This rating is for Nalini Singh's WHISPER OF SIN only! *** If you're a fan of the Psy/Changeling series, you'll want to read this novella. It shows how Ria, Lucas' assistant, and Emmett, her husband, met and fell in love. Very good!

  5. 4 out of 5

    ~V~

    My 4star rating goes for Nalini Singh's Psy/Changeling story..if you're a fan of the series, you won't want to miss this one! :) I Originally bought this book strictly for the Psy/Changeling story, which i read when it was released, back in August of 2010..the little "blurb" at the top was all i had written at the time...and i've decided to keep it where it is...i still stand behind my 4 star rating for that story..it was great and i really enjoyed it. Now, i've come back to this book, almost a ye My 4star rating goes for Nalini Singh's Psy/Changeling story..if you're a fan of the series, you won't want to miss this one! :) I Originally bought this book strictly for the Psy/Changeling story, which i read when it was released, back in August of 2010..the little "blurb" at the top was all i had written at the time...and i've decided to keep it where it is...i still stand behind my 4 star rating for that story..it was great and i really enjoyed it. Now, i've come back to this book, almost a year later, to read Meljean Brook's Iron Seas Prequel, and i will be honest, had my friend not told me "you should read it...i think you would like it"...i NEVER would have read this in a million years!! I think it was the whole "steam punk" label that had me turned off...the description of it being somewhat historical but with a sci-fi element to it...the only thing i kept picturing in my mind was that awful Kevin Costner movie...Waterworld!...not really sure why..but it was. I can't even begin to say how happy i was to discover it was NOTHING like that and i've changed my rating for this book from a 4 to a 5 star strictly because of this story...I LOVED it!!..everything about it...the pirate ships, both in the sky and in the water were very cool! The krackens and the megalodon sharks were very scarey but also added to the excitement! Even all the weird nanos and prosthetic limbs that people had...oddly, it really didn't bother me at all...it was a little bit strange, yes, but it wasn't the main focus of the story...even the strange world that all these characters lived in wasn't a huge focus in this story...you were told a little bit of what was going on in and around the areas but it didn't over power what the main focus really was...which was the romance between Mad Machen (Eben) and Ivy Blacksmith. Those two were such great characters and i really enjoyed their romantic tale! I loved Eben..he was so sweet with Ivy, even though she was a tough heroine, she was frightened of what he might have planned for her, and he knew this and didn't want to scare her off so he never pushed her. He allowed her the control...so that hopefully in time, she would come to realize that he was a good guy and that she could trust him and would eventually come to him on her own...i really really loved that about him! Normally, i'm the type of reader who wants instant gratification but for some reason...this time i thoroughly enjoyed the wait!..it was a slow build up to a really great love story!! This was my first experience with anything written by Meljean Brook and i can say with 100% certainty that it will not be the last..especially where this particular series is concerned! I will definitely be moving on to the Iron Duke, the first full length novel in this series, and if it's anything like this short story was, i'm sure i'll be continuing on with every other book that follows!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Carolyn F.

    Better than average anthology. I'd buy the book just for the Meljean Brook story which is set in the same period and with some of the same characters as The Iron Duke. 1. Whisper of Sin by Nalini Singh. I'm so sick of the Psy that it was really nice to see a story without them as one of the main characters. This is the story of how Ria met Emmett. The only part of the story I disliked is when they're making out in the car, she sees a spider, screams and now his ears are bleeding, he's weak and c Better than average anthology. I'd buy the book just for the Meljean Brook story which is set in the same period and with some of the same characters as The Iron Duke. 1. Whisper of Sin by Nalini Singh. I'm so sick of the Psy that it was really nice to see a story without them as one of the main characters. This is the story of how Ria met Emmett. The only part of the story I disliked is when they're making out in the car, she sees a spider, screams and now his ears are bleeding, he's weak and can barely stand. He just got shot with no problem, walking into the hospital all strong but a girly scream will take him out. Nice to know. **** 2. Blood & Roses by Angela Knight. At first I thought - vampire warrior & a witch heroine - must be Mageverse. But Angela Knight made this more of a fantasy genre story (with hot sex). Very good story. **** 3. Shifting Sea by Virginia Kantra. Jack comes home from war to his new estate and sees Morwenna singing by her cottage. They meet, almost immediately have sex and then fall in love. Okay story. *** 4. Here There Be Monsters by Meljean Brook. I loved The Iron Duke and was excited to see this was one of Meljean Brook's Steampunk books set in the same time period and place. Wonderful short story. Just loved it. It was about Ivy and Eben, who I don't remember from The Iron Duke, even though it seems she wrote this short story first. *****

  7. 4 out of 5

    Patricia

    So, in between books I like to read Anthologies, to freshen up my mind, (I tend to continue to think about the book I finished in the days that follow), and to discover new reads and new authors. It works for me this way. In "Burning Up" we have a very good start with "Whisper of Sin". The story is set in Chinatown and we have the story of Emmett and Ria. Ria comes from a traditional family and is attacked by order of a gang because her family denied to pay "protection". Emmett is part of the Dark R So, in between books I like to read Anthologies, to freshen up my mind, (I tend to continue to think about the book I finished in the days that follow), and to discover new reads and new authors. It works for me this way. In "Burning Up" we have a very good start with "Whisper of Sin". The story is set in Chinatown and we have the story of Emmett and Ria. Ria comes from a traditional family and is attacked by order of a gang because her family denied to pay "protection". Emmett is part of the Dark River pack and is a leopard. He almost instantly recognizes Ria as his mate and from that moment on the game starts. Between leading with Ria's family and wining her over to him the bad guys are taken down and we have a happy ending. I pretty much enjoyed this story and got me wondering why I never read the Psy-Changeling Series or anything from this author. She won me over and I'm a fan. What I really enjoyed from this story : 1) Emmett - I'm a sucker for a big, bad macho that loves his woman and protects her from the ugliness of life. 2) Ria - I love a woman that can face up the challenge of taking on her family and fighting for the man she loves. Shows character, perseverance, and wise knowledge. Love it when that woman can pull this through without hurting those she loves and doing it quietly right under their noses. 3) Emmett and Ria lovemaking - I do love a good attraction and when that infatuation turns into a good "rub" and winds up into a hot "fight" between the sheets or anywhere else, you got me. We can't forget that Emmett is a big wild cat and Ria is a little, but very smart woman who knows how to take care of the big bad cat, so .... 4)Short story - Even though this is into an Anthologie and is a short story, in the end I didn't get that feeling that things rushed out a little or that the development of the story got cut in short, so this was a goog thing. I will take up on this series from the start and enjoy this beautiful Psy-Changeling, and when I get here, I'll probably re-read Ria's and Emmett's story with pleasure. "Blood and Roses" Angela Knight So, this author was a first read for me even though I've read a lot about her Megaverse Series. I'm not going to write about the story itself because I found it short and fast, but I'll tell you about the aspects that I think stood out in the story. The idea of a Blood Rose, women being born to tame the vampire knights is original and I've never read this idea in any other book, so this was a positive thing to consider. The setting where the story was placed is appealing to me, the fact that this is probably away from the center of the kingdom and far away from the eyes of the king where traitors and ambitions rise up as facts of broken unity of the nations peace, another point in favor of this read. The fact that both characters have been betrayed by their loved ones and have to work out their feelings to trust another again, yes this does appeal to my head, it makes the characters grow and is always a fact that puts my mind to work and understand their feelings. I don't know if the relationships in that time were as easy as it is written, but sex was easy and without taboos, in a way simplified by where people belonged in the social hierarchic class, this is also very well explained in this story. Now, the bad guys. The fact that there is a barrier and a mean universe behind that barrier, magic and sacrifice to unleash an evil through out the kingdom, a very well placed threat in the plot. Over all, this was a nice story to read, I'll probably be catching up on more of Ms. Knight's books. "Shifting Sea" Virginia Kantra This was my first read from M. Kantra and boy did I like it. Major John Harris comes back from the war to become a land owner in the beautiful country of Scotland, and .... "He only hoped his best would be good enough". Used to the war, he begins the journey of healing from the terror of the war and becoming a more human soul without all the darkness. When he sees this beautiful woman, as he describes " A woman's skirts, a woman's hair, flowing loose in the wind, shining like sea foam in the sun.", his heart takes leap and he falls in love with this image. Morwenna is a selkie, a finfolk, children that belong to the sea but this immortal woman wants to live and make a life for her in land along with the human kind. When she meets John she feels that her response to his "attention" is not the usual feeling within her, it tangles with her heart. This was a beautiful story, a heart warming change of scenery from what I usually like to read but it spiked my interest to keep turning the pages until the end. Even in the small amount of pages that this story goes, our author knew to pace it beautifully along with images that stayed in my mind like ... "Lowering his face to the side of her head, he inhaled the clean, salt tang of her hair. She smelled of sunshine and woman, of sex and the sea." ... or ... " you took something of mine when you returned to the sea.You took my heart. The wind sighed. The salt air touched his lips like a cool kiss, like the taste of tears."... Did I open up your appetite ? It shure did open mine, I want more ! "Here There be Monsters" by Meljean Brook This was also my first Steampunk read and my first with M. Brook, let's just say that I didn't realize that this futuristic world would be so vivid in pictures and interesting to my imagination. Of course, our author helps us to picture a dark and dirty London, a sea that brings many bad things but it also brings a love story between a very bad man and a girl fighting barely to just get by, and brings the most crazy world that I've known to be created. I think I'm going to get to know more about it. So basically, it goes down like this : Seven years ago London had finally thrown off the brutality of Horde rule, but many still remember life in the creche. Ivy is one such person. When she finds herself one foggy London night once more paralyzed by a Horde implement and very nearly taken, she runs straight to the only man she knows of who might be able to get her out of the city before the Horde once more take it over: Mad Machen. But when Machen refuses her paltry monetary offer and wants instead her virginity, Ivy reneges on their deal and finds other passage out, all the while knowing that Mad Machen is very intolerant of folks who welch on deals made with the devil. Two years later Ivy finds herself in Mad Machen's clutches once more. Only this time he demands she build him a diabolical device that will destroy other ships on the seas. Beyond this fact troubles comes in a passion so strong that Ivy wonders if she can let go of this pirate ... Oh, how I loved Mad Machen, a strong heart, a dangerous man, and a warm, rough lover. What more could a woman want ? Ivy, on the other hand was sweet but calloused by life, a very intelligent mind, a mechanical mind should I say. Over all, this anthologie was a five star for me and is going to my favorite shelf.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sophia

    I originally picked this up because it boasted one series, The Children of the Sea, that I was starting to follow. This was a few years back. Imagine my excitement when, in the meantime, I discovered the Psy Changling and the Iron Seas series. Holy Cow! I hit the jackpot and wasn't even trying. But, it was only after Burning Up set on the shelf for a long time that I finally took it up and began enjoying what I got from each of these authors. First up, was Whisper of Sin by Nalini Singh #.6 Psy-Ch I originally picked this up because it boasted one series, The Children of the Sea, that I was starting to follow. This was a few years back. Imagine my excitement when, in the meantime, I discovered the Psy Changling and the Iron Seas series. Holy Cow! I hit the jackpot and wasn't even trying. But, it was only after Burning Up set on the shelf for a long time that I finally took it up and began enjoying what I got from each of these authors. First up, was Whisper of Sin by Nalini Singh #.6 Psy-Changling The story is of human woman, Ria, and Dark River leopard changling, Emmett. A vicious human gang hits town and starts harassing the populace. Ria comes into the crosshairs of the troubles and Emmett arrives on the scene. He is attracted immediately, but has some work to do protecting Ria, tracking down the gang, and convincing the feisty Ria that she's it for him. Exciting, passionate story. Flirty romance pair. Story falls just before the events of book one and made me fall more in love with the series. Angela Knight's Blood and Roses is next. I believe Blood and Roses is a standalone. It was a fantasy world of vampires, magical human women, humans, and a lizard race. The world was interesting as was the set up and this is always a huge draw with me. The hero, a vampire, and the heroine, one of those magically gifted women were engaging. Their coming together was a captor/captive deal and then instalove so I found the romance the weak point at the start. It was a spicy, seductive bit once it got going and their romance and teaming up to stop the villain was pretty good. I might have wanted a bit more from this one, but I did like it. Now, there is Virginia Kantra's Shifting Sea #3.5 Children of the Sea War-weary soldier, Jack, inherits a Scottish estate and is doing his best to be a good new lord of the manor. He comes upon a breathtaking woman by the sea and its like he hears a siren call. Morwenna is of the fin folks and knows better that nothing can come of being with a human. I love this series for its haunting, atmospheric quality and its world of the fae of the sea. This shorter in between novella is no exception. I had a few questions in the end that I suspect will be answered in the next book about her twin, but I loved what I got. Last up was Here There Be Monsters by Meljean Brook #.5 Iron Seas A side story in the series of a woman needing out of London and willing to give even herself to achieve it to a pirate who is much more than he seems. Unfortunately, she disappears before he can prove it. Two years and a lifetime later it seems the pair meet again and Ivy realizes that Mad Machen has come for his payment. It was exciting, passionate, wonderfully surprising and one of the best developed novellas I've read. It's a prequel to the Iron Duke, but I recommend reading it as a follow up story so the background of the story makes better sense. ~~~~~~~ So, this four-some was a fantastic variety pack of paranormal and fantasy romance. I can easily recommend it to those looking for new authors and series to try and those who are already fans of certain series.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞

    **Meljean Brook's Here There Be Monsters 4 stars ~ read April 10, 2011** Before I get into my review, I would highly recommend that if you are interested in reading this series, you check out her website to get some needed information. Here's a great page to go to: http://meljeanbrook.com/faq#10 WOW...I'm really shocked at how much I liked this story. This is my first taste of "steampunk" and while that was certainly weird....I really liked the romance! It was refreshing to read something so differ **Meljean Brook's Here There Be Monsters 4 stars ~ read April 10, 2011** Before I get into my review, I would highly recommend that if you are interested in reading this series, you check out her website to get some needed information. Here's a great page to go to: http://meljeanbrook.com/faq#10 WOW...I'm really shocked at how much I liked this story. This is my first taste of "steampunk" and while that was certainly weird....I really liked the romance! It was refreshing to read something so different but that being said this novella is certainly a catch 22. There was enough of the "weirdness" to incite me to want to read more but possibly not enough to turn me off?? Who knows...I guess I will find out after I read the next book, The Iron Duke. This story is about Mad Machen {aka Eben} who is basically a captain of a pirate ship and Ivy Blacksmith, who is a blacksmith but not necessarily the same type of blacksmith as you would think ~ think more of a Matrix type of blacksmith. The Horde turned things upside down by infecting people with "bugs" or nanos. This has lead to a lot of people having prosthetics of a super strength type, some actually outfitted with hammers or drills instead of arms/hands. (As I mentioned before, not a lot of information is given out on how all this happened.) The Horde can also control you if you have been affected. Not only control you to do what they want and make you slaves, but control you to mate as well, aka have a frenzy. Somehow, Ivy has never been courted or has thought of herself as being worthy so she is pretty clueless as to what Eben's intentions are. (It's also never quite explained as to why he is so enamored of Ivy.) They are really sweet together and it is quite endearing how they come to learn about each other as people and dang, there are some good smexy parts too! I think you will either like it or not but for me, it just wasn't enough. I have no clue if the next book is ongoing or entirely different people. The Iron Duke was talked about so I'm guessing it's a different person but I am hoping that we will get updates on Eben and Ivy. **ETA: good news...you do get more info in the next book, unfortunately (or not), it is about a different couple. **Nalini Singh's Whisper of Sin ~ 4 stars ~ read 1/24/12 - ** I really enjoyed the story of Emmett and Ria but I wish I would've read the story in the right chronological order. (here's the link: http://www.nalinisingh.com/psybehind.php) It's not bad reading it out of order since there isn't too much you miss out on. They were really sweet together but as with all novellas, it gets right to the point and not enough of a story. I loved all the funny family things and Ria's grandmother was hilarious!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Melindeeloo

    Burning Up offers a great line-up of popular paranormal authors, but there are a few surprises in store. While authors Nalini Singh and Virginia Kantra come through with stories connected to their established series, Angela Knight leaves her Mageverse - but not her vamps and witches - with her medieval fantasy offering and MelJean Brook introduces a new universe with her steam punk prequel. "Whisper of Sin" - Nalini Singh's Psy-changeling contribution brings in a more than quickie romance as a n Burning Up offers a great line-up of popular paranormal authors, but there are a few surprises in store. While authors Nalini Singh and Virginia Kantra come through with stories connected to their established series, Angela Knight leaves her Mageverse - but not her vamps and witches - with her medieval fantasy offering and MelJean Brook introduces a new universe with her steam punk prequel. "Whisper of Sin" - Nalini Singh's Psy-changeling contribution brings in a more than quickie romance as a new mob like moves into the city and tries to collect protection money little realizing that the town is DarkRiver territory and the humans there are under the clan's protection - and shape shifting Sentinel Emmet decides that protecting human Ria should be done up close and personal. - I just love it when a shifter says "mine" and the petite yet strong Ria is a wonderful heroine, and her formidable family is great too. "Blood and Roses" Angela Knight - A vampire knight held captive offers hope to a witch whose sister is destined for a ritual which will open a gate to allow an undefeatable enemy into their world - this one was okay, there was a good setup but really needed to be longer to capitalize on it. "Shifting Sea" Virginia Kantra takes a step back in time with her Children of the Sea - I really liked this story, the lovely woman whose people are just a myth and the wounded soldier, now gentleman land owner, are both appealing characters. I am not a huge fan of historical settings but this one worked for me, paradoxically due in a great deal to the time the story was set in - since the independent passionate woman who doesn't conform to the strictures of the time is what attracts the honorable hero. "Here There Be Monsters" - Meljean Brook - I am a huge fan of Brook's Guardians but this story was something completely different - a prequel to Brook's upcoming Steampunk series. I am not really drawn to the steampunk genre but I liked this story, even with the odd flavor that the world out of time gives the tale - Victorian trappings mixed with technology, which Brook calls "historical sci fi". The action and the inventions were fun but I especially loved how smitten the hero was with the heroine and how patient he is in his courtship - boy, she makes him suffer. I will definitely be checking out the rest of the series. So for me Burning Up was a hit (3 out of 4 stories ain't bad ) even though the anthology is really an odd mix of genres. Still the anthology is good for fans looking for an author fix and all in all most the stories are long enough for new comers looking for a new favorite author too.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Leah

    BURNING UP - 3 STARS "Whisper of Sin" by Nalini Singh - 5 stars Up until this point, I'd never really given much thought to Ria and Emmett. Ria was Lucas's assistant and Emmett, well, I don't think he even comes into the series, physically, until this novella and then Play of Passion. However, I now love them to pieces and this was such a cute story. Like with Nate and Tammy, I like that Singh went back a few years and gave us Ria and Emmett's story because it was nice to see their mating and get BURNING UP - 3 STARS "Whisper of Sin" by Nalini Singh - 5 stars Up until this point, I'd never really given much thought to Ria and Emmett. Ria was Lucas's assistant and Emmett, well, I don't think he even comes into the series, physically, until this novella and then Play of Passion. However, I now love them to pieces and this was such a cute story. Like with Nate and Tammy, I like that Singh went back a few years and gave us Ria and Emmett's story because it was nice to see their mating and get to know them better than I had before. I love, love, loved that Nate and Oh God Dorian were in the story! Those were a couple of my favorite parts of the book! Oh, and I love that Cian, the Sentinel whose place Nate took when he retired, and Keelie were Emmett's parents. So cute, that tie in. Favorite Quote: Female leopards were a handful--throw teenage hormones into the mix, and no wonder half the pack had sent him sympathy cards when Lucas had put him in charge of this lot. The other half had offered to take him drinking. (Page 42) "Blood and Roses" by Angela Knight - 1 star "Shifting Sea" by Virginia Kantra - 1 star "Here There Be Monsters" by Meljean Brook - 5 stars Oh damn, I absolutely loved this story! It was so good! And it makes me want to read The Iron Duke right now! Lucky for me, I own it! WHOOP! I absolutely loved Ivy and Eben, a.k.a. Mad Machen; they were so cute! I love how he had this vicious reputation and he did everything he could to protect it, but what he did to actually earn that reputation was save people! AWWWW! He's such a cutie! Seriously. I wanted to jump his bones the whole time I was reading the story! Oh, oh! And I love the way that Ivy made sure they could stay together! She's absolutely nuts! Just like him! It's a match made in heaven! This is the second Steampunk book/story/novella I've ever read and I have now decided that I absolutely love the genre. It's just so interesting. Therefore, I think it's safe to say that I will definitely continue to read books from this genre. Yay me! Yay Steampunk!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Dee

    Of the four authors who were published in this anthology, I'd only read one prior to this (Nalini Singh), but I will definately be checking out the other three in the future. Singh continues her psy-changling series with a changling/human pairing - Ria is a half-american-half-chinese who is being stalked by a gang that is trying to take over a section of her town, Emmett is the changling who saved her life. Wow, talk about an explosive combo - i was fanning myself a few times - loved the secondar Of the four authors who were published in this anthology, I'd only read one prior to this (Nalini Singh), but I will definately be checking out the other three in the future. Singh continues her psy-changling series with a changling/human pairing - Ria is a half-american-half-chinese who is being stalked by a gang that is trying to take over a section of her town, Emmett is the changling who saved her life. Wow, talk about an explosive combo - i was fanning myself a few times - loved the secondary characters (including the grandmother). Knight pairs a vampire with a woman with magical abilities in an effort to stop a magical wall from coming down. At first I wasn't sure about this one, but ended up enjoying it and will be seeking more books out by her in the future. Kantra continues with her children of the sea series - this one focusing on a woman who is finfolk and how she found her love. I've had a book by Kantra sitting on the pile for a while and it has now been elevated slightly higher on the TBR. Brooks introduced the characters in his Iron Duke series with this prequel. I've heard so much hype about this author that I was skeptical about whether I would enjoy the Iron Duke, so I didn't buy it until trying out the series in this book - wow! this was really my introduction to the steampunk genre and I will def. be seeking out more in the future. I've already bought The Iron Duke and look forward to reading it.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kathy Davie

    Angela Knight's "Blood and Roses" was a medieval-ish vampire romance which was enjoyable for its different world with a different approach to vampires. Although the actual writing was clumsy, Knight drew the setting very well. Nalini Singh's "Whisper of Sin" was just as yummy (and homey!) as ever. Meljean Brook needs to be better represented at the library. She is an excellent writer with a very creative imagination and I very much enjoyed the setup of her world in this short story, "Here There Be Angela Knight's "Blood and Roses" was a medieval-ish vampire romance which was enjoyable for its different world with a different approach to vampires. Although the actual writing was clumsy, Knight drew the setting very well. Nalini Singh's "Whisper of Sin" was just as yummy (and homey!) as ever. Meljean Brook needs to be better represented at the library. She is an excellent writer with a very creative imagination and I very much enjoyed the setup of her world in this short story, "Here There Be Monsters". Reminds me of Gail Carriger with the steampunk world in her Parasol Protectorate series. Virginia Kantra's "Shifting Sea" had an interesting idea for a character. A bit too cliche and her attempts to blend paranormal with this historical setting a bit too clumsy. Still, it was a nice read.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Mollie *scoutrmom*

    I liked all four novellas, but I really loved the Nalini Singh story. As soon as I finished the book, I went right back to the beginning for a second read of that one. The only things that kept this anthology from the top rating were the predictability of the plots, and the lack of sufficient world-building in some of the stories. Some of that is the limitations of the novella, but not all. I'm so glad I bought this new instead of waiting for the library to give me a turn at it or for a secondhan I liked all four novellas, but I really loved the Nalini Singh story. As soon as I finished the book, I went right back to the beginning for a second read of that one. The only things that kept this anthology from the top rating were the predictability of the plots, and the lack of sufficient world-building in some of the stories. Some of that is the limitations of the novella, but not all. I'm so glad I bought this new instead of waiting for the library to give me a turn at it or for a secondhand copy to become available.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Debbie

    I'll be honest... the real reason I got this book was to read the prequel story by Meljean Brook "Here There Be Monsters". (The prequel for The Iron Duke). I enjoyed that story very much- she's created an interesting and different world. I didn't read the other stories in the bunch, as I'm not really a big fan of anthologies.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Audrey

    For the two stories that I read, I averaged out the overall rating to 4 stars. I don't keep up with either of the other two authors, so I didn't read them or include them in this review. The Takeaway: Should you have the opportunity, check this out, if only for the Meljean Brook story set in the Iron Seas steampunk world. Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling novella "Whisper of Sin": Pretty standard Psy-Changeling fare with a strong alpha male Changeling from DarkRiver, Emmett, falling hard and fast for For the two stories that I read, I averaged out the overall rating to 4 stars. I don't keep up with either of the other two authors, so I didn't read them or include them in this review. The Takeaway: Should you have the opportunity, check this out, if only for the Meljean Brook story set in the Iron Seas steampunk world. Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling novella "Whisper of Sin": Pretty standard Psy-Changeling fare with a strong alpha male Changeling from DarkRiver, Emmett, falling hard and fast for a sheltered, coming-into-her-own human, Ria. Those of us who follow this series will recognize Ria as Lucas's very capable human assistant. It was well written and had a good plot to tie the suspense and romance together. An upstart out of town gang is trying to challenge DarkRiver's hold on San Francisco, and they have Ria in their cross hairs, which means, conveniently, that DarkRiver will be protecting her family and, more specifically, Emmett will be protecting her. Ultimately, though, the story didn't add much to the Psy-Changeling world, and, while it was enjoyable to read, it was also pretty forgettable. I read it yesterday and already have pretty much wiped it from my romance mind bank. 3 stars overall. Meljean Brook's Iron Seas novella "Here There Be Monsters": HOLY. SHITE. I rarely say this, but...5+++++++++ stars! FARKING LURVED THIS STORY!! Having just read "Heart of Steel," I was already freshly familiar with these two characters (Mad Machen and Ivy Blacksmith) and itching to know their story. Man, Meljean Brook does NOT disappoint! Their story is totally sexy, sweet, and swashbuckling, and, once again, the world building is AWESOME. Without giving away too much of the plot, suffice to say that Mad Machen is a man hellbent on finding - and keeping - the sweet little redheaded blacksmith who has captured his heart, and, once he finds her, he just has to convince her of two things: (a) to stay with him and (b) that he's not the cruel monster featured in the pirate stories that have clouded her opinion of him. At the same time, they have to navigate, among other things, shipboard politics, since a captain can't be seen to be "going soft" for his lil lady. The ending to this story was also perfect - loved it. I'm really not explaining this well, but trust me when I say that this story was SO SO good. The plot was full bodied and robust, and the characters, their thoughts, and their actions felt acutely real and authentic. I loved this story. I might even need to reread it again just to savor it since I blazed through it the first time. 5+++++++++++ stars and a bag o' chips for this one!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Monique

    Reread (Jul 13, 2014) I love everything Nalini writes. I could read all of her books over and over, including her short reads. I loved reading prequels of the couples who have been mated for a while. Ria's grandmother still cracks me up. Originally read (Apr 12, 2013) This was a short and sweet read. I love Emmett and Ria together! They have been mated for so long so it was very sweet to read their story. And Ria's family are so highly entertaining to read, especially her grandmother.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Leigh

    Only read Meljean Brooks' short, Here There Be Monsters. 4.5 stars!! I really, really loved it! Fabulous short story and great introduction into the world of the Iron Duke series. The steampunk genre is very neat, and I really enjoyed the way that Brooks created this steampunk world and added in some uberhawt, steamy romance to go with it. Eben was a fabulous hero, and Ivy an even more fabulous heroine! I loved that he was so taken with her from the get-go, and that he never gave up on finding he Only read Meljean Brooks' short, Here There Be Monsters. 4.5 stars!! I really, really loved it! Fabulous short story and great introduction into the world of the Iron Duke series. The steampunk genre is very neat, and I really enjoyed the way that Brooks created this steampunk world and added in some uberhawt, steamy romance to go with it. Eben was a fabulous hero, and Ivy an even more fabulous heroine! I loved that he was so taken with her from the get-go, and that he never gave up on finding her. Loved also that he had a "mad" reputation to uphold, but that it was just that...a reputation. He was so very sweet with Ivy, ever-patient, enamored, and honest. And Ivy was just plain kickass! Here is a female who is the finest in her guild, during a time when it really was a "man's world," but she didn't hold back. She did her job at her finest, and along the way, she fell in love with Eben. Aside from her true talent as a smithy, she was also VERY clever w/ her coins, and then at the end w/ helping Eben keep his "mad" reputation, thereby allowing the two of them to be together forever. I hope that we get to see these two characters again in future books because they truly were fantastic and quite enjoyable. I'm looking forward to now "meeting" the Iron Duke himself. :)

  19. 5 out of 5

    D.G.

    This 4-star rating belongs only to 'Here There Be Monsters' (the Iron Duke prequel) which was simply outstanding. Amazing world building, great plot focusing almost exclusively in the hero and heroine (which were a great couple), lots of sexual tension and an interesting conflict. Kudos to Ms. Brooks for packing all this seamlessly in 110 pgs. Now I'm really looking forward to The Iron Duke. Regarding the rest, I only read the Psy-Changeling one (I'm not reading any of the other series.) 'Whisper This 4-star rating belongs only to 'Here There Be Monsters' (the Iron Duke prequel) which was simply outstanding. Amazing world building, great plot focusing almost exclusively in the hero and heroine (which were a great couple), lots of sexual tension and an interesting conflict. Kudos to Ms. Brooks for packing all this seamlessly in 110 pgs. Now I'm really looking forward to The Iron Duke. Regarding the rest, I only read the Psy-Changeling one (I'm not reading any of the other series.) 'Whispers of Sin' was OK...the usual average story that I expect from anthologies where things happen too soon and there are too many other characters taking the spotlight from the main couple. Not great, but not bad either. At least I'm glad it was first so I got to read the Brooks story last and experienced that great feeling that comes over you when you finish a great book. If you are you curious about steampunk but you don't want to read a whole book,'Here There Be Monsters' is a great place to start.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Sandra

    For an anthology this one was pretty good. Whisper of Sin by Nalini Singh is Ria's story. Ria, a human admin assistant to Lucas Hunter, alpha of Darkriver pack. She first comes to the attention of Darkriver enforcers, particularly Emmett, after being attacked in pack territory by a group of human thugs trying to oust the changelings. Writing as always is excellent. Blood & Roses by Angela Knight is not a Mageverse story, but still includes Vampires and is set in some distant past. Quite good. Shift For an anthology this one was pretty good. Whisper of Sin by Nalini Singh is Ria's story. Ria, a human admin assistant to Lucas Hunter, alpha of Darkriver pack. She first comes to the attention of Darkriver enforcers, particularly Emmett, after being attacked in pack territory by a group of human thugs trying to oust the changelings. Writing as always is excellent. Blood & Roses by Angela Knight is not a Mageverse story, but still includes Vampires and is set in some distant past. Quite good. Shifting Sea by Virginia Kantra is a finfolk story. Morwenna, a finfolk woman meets Major John Harris on the beach, and decides to have him for some fun. Finfolk apparently don't really believe in love but as this is a romance book you just know her opinion will be changed by the end of the story. Predictable but good. Last story is Here There Be Monsters by Meljean Brook. Haven't read anything by this author before and was pleasantly surprised. A steampunk book that was complicated and surprising. Pirates and bionic body parts. Quite good.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Torzilla

    This rating is only for HERE THERE BE MONSTERS by Meljean Brook. I will adjust the rating as I continue reading the other stories. 5/5 Stars for HERE THERE BE MONSTERS by Meljean Brook I'll admit that I only bought this book to read Meljean's new Steampunk series. I read a snippet of it probably a week before the release and HAD to know more! HERE THERE BE MONSTERS is amazingly well written. Considering that this is my first time reading anything within the Steampunk genre, I must say that Meljean This rating is only for HERE THERE BE MONSTERS by Meljean Brook. I will adjust the rating as I continue reading the other stories. 5/5 Stars for HERE THERE BE MONSTERS by Meljean Brook I'll admit that I only bought this book to read Meljean's new Steampunk series. I read a snippet of it probably a week before the release and HAD to know more! HERE THERE BE MONSTERS is amazingly well written. Considering that this is my first time reading anything within the Steampunk genre, I must say that Meljean did a splendid job of making me fall in love with something new. Eben and Ivy complimented each other perfectly. And the way he relentlessly fought for her affections? *sigh* I'm suddenly finding myself yearning for a pirate of my very own, now. Not going to go into the plot much, because this is something you'll want to read without knowing much about. It's definitely a lot more enjoyable when you're unsure of what will happen next. Oh, and the second book in this new series comes out in October. I can't wait!

  22. 4 out of 5

    willaful

    Not wanting to start any new series at the moment, I only read the Nilani Singh story, which is pleasant, and the Meljean Brook story, which is outstanding. The steampunk elements made more sense to me here than in The Iron Duke and the romance was unique. And the ending -- what a blast. A very touching and clever story. 11/22 Reread Brook's story, preparing to read the story in Wild & Steamy. It still rocks. Not wanting to start any new series at the moment, I only read the Nilani Singh story, which is pleasant, and the Meljean Brook story, which is outstanding. The steampunk elements made more sense to me here than in The Iron Duke and the romance was unique. And the ending -- what a blast. A very touching and clever story. 11/22 Reread Brook's story, preparing to read the story in Wild & Steamy. It still rocks.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Autumn

    review and rating for whisper of Sin So we finally get the story of the snappy Ria! I was happy to read the hearing incident that was mentioned in a conversation in book4. I liked the story because it was sweet,and it always give us a glimpse of characters that are mentioned throughout the series.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Laura (Kyahgirl)

    3.5/5; 4 stars; B+ The Meljean Brooks story, Here There be Monsters, was awesome; 5/5 This woman writes a fabulous novella. Nalini Singh, Whisper of Sin, 3.5/5 Virginia Cantra, Shifting Sea, 4/5 Angela Knight, Blood and Roses, 3/5

  25. 4 out of 5

    Katie(babs)

    Meljean Brook's story blew me away. Hot, steamy and so much awesomeness that I ask, please ma'am, may I have another?

  26. 4 out of 5

    Aoi

    The rating is for the pure awesomeness that is Nalini Singh and Meljean Brook. The chemistry was scorching hot and I RACING to get to the next ones..

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jess the Romanceaholic

    2/4 ain't bad! "Whisper of Sin" by Nalini Singh - 5 Stars But let's face it, I'm a huge Nalini Singh fan so she would've pretty much had to fill a hundred pages with the technical manual from her new DVD player for me to not like it ;) This is a prequel of sorts to her Psy/Changeling series, starring Ria and Emmett and how they got together. I admit sometimes I kept forgetting it was a prequel and kept getting confused as to where the hell Sasha was ;) No seriously though, set around the time the D 2/4 ain't bad! "Whisper of Sin" by Nalini Singh - 5 Stars But let's face it, I'm a huge Nalini Singh fan so she would've pretty much had to fill a hundred pages with the technical manual from her new DVD player for me to not like it ;) This is a prequel of sorts to her Psy/Changeling series, starring Ria and Emmett and how they got together. I admit sometimes I kept forgetting it was a prequel and kept getting confused as to where the hell Sasha was ;) No seriously though, set around the time the DarkRiver pack was just setting up their construction company (and before DarkRiver and SnowDancer had an official treaty, though that doesn't really weigh into the action), there's an organized crime gang moving into town and terrorizing the folks in Chinatown. Ria, who is of mixed Chinese and American heritage, was attacked just prior to the beginning of the story by one of the thugs who was going to teach her family a lesson for not paying the "protection money" that was demanded of them by raping her. Said thug of course gets his arse handed to him by DarkRiver, but it sparks the interested of Emmett, one of the shifters in the DarkRiver pack. Fans of the series will appreciate the typical humor, especially with Ria's overprotective family, while those new to the series shouldn't be too confused as the Psy (being the most confusing of all the species in the series) are a minor side note in the story. One thing I did not like was the whole bit with Tom. While I understand the need for a rival, things just seemed tied up too neatly as far as that whole situation was concerned. I find it hard to believe he was such a shite all along and nobody noticed until some other guy comes sniffing around Ria and she decides not to just go along with the assumed betrothal. Overall though, a sweet story typical of the Psy/Changeling series and I thoroughly enjoyed it. "Blood and Roses" by Angela Knight - 3 1/2 Stars Amaris is a Blood Rose -- a mage of sorts whose blood is coveted by vampires due to all the power it contains. Unfortunately for her, she's been badly hurt by vampires in the past (both a previous lover and her abusive, estranged father), and so of course doesn't trust them any further than she can throw them. Raniero is a vampire (the King's lead investigator) who doesn't trust Blood Roses any further than he can throw them, because of his experiences with both his traitorous step-mother (a Blood Rose) and some of the others that he's come across over the years. Sounds great, right? Well, maybe not so much. Amaris' sister is being held hostage by the big baddie (who is also working with her jerkwad daddy), and she's forced to help them capture Raniero. If that's not enough, they then decide she needs to seduce him, and so she does -- all in the first few pages of the story. Now don't get me wrong, some of my favorite stories involve vampires chained to a bed while someone else has their way with them lol However, I am a big fan of Unresolved Sexual Tension (UST) -- it's like a roller coaster in that the buildup is just as much if not more of a thrill than the ride itself. This story has zero UST. It's like "oh hai I'm gonna jump on your junk now kthxbai" *shakes head* Add to that how their trust issues are rather glossed over, and I'm going to have to say this was my least favorite story in the book. Perhaps I would've enjoyed it more as a novel rather than a short story/novella, where there would've been a chance to watch the characters grow past their prejudices and maybe even ease into the sexual relationship a little more slowly. “Shifting Sea” by Virginia Kantra - 4 Stars Set in the 1800's in Scotland, Major Jack Harris recently inherited some land he had no idea he was in line for, and has just arrived to set the estate to rights. He's badly scarred on his body from the war, and has a lot of trouble with his leg. He comes across Morwenna walking along the beach, and within a few minutes has secured an invitation back to her cottage (and her bed), which of course lends itself to the idea that she's the local whore (though unlike one might expect, he doesn't treat her badly because of this assumption).. Again, not a big fan of just jumping directly into a sexual relationship within a few minutes of laying eyes on each other.. Other than that, I did enjoy this story. Morwenna is a child of the sea, which is an immortal (and very old lol) creature that.. well honestly it's never really explained -- she insists she's not a mermaid but that seems to be the closest explanation. She comes to the land on occasion to experience a different life, and is unprepared for Jack's affection -- the children of the sea don't "love" like humans do, so it's a big adjustment for her, and there are a lot of hurt feelings and misunderstandings between Jack and Morwenna before everything is said and done. Angst fans will definitely enjoy this story, and though I didn't really care for the sudden onset of their sexual relationship, I have to admit it was pretty hot ;) “Here There Be Monsters” by Meljean Brook - A VERY solid 5 Stars They definitely saved the best for last! This was my favorite story out of the whole anthology, and since that includes a Nalini Singh story, that's really saying something. This is apparently the beginning of a new steampunk series for Meljean Brook and it had pretty much everything I love -- a scarred, scary-ass pirate (whose reputation of course covers up a big softie, but ARRRRR! Nobody knows that!), a tough (yet virginal) heroine who is smart and uses her talents and cunning to get out of all sorts of tight scrapes, a creeptastic enemy (who actually has the powers of mind control o.O), and gobs of UST. GOBS. *fans self* UST aside, the worldbuilding in this novella is simply amazing. It's a Steampunk Romance, set in England seven years after the defeat of the Horde (which as best as I could determine is the Big Baddie which originated somewhere in Asia, and enslaved Europe by infecting people with Nanites called "bugs", which allowed them to control the people using a radio tower for lack of a better term). Ivy, our heroine, is a member of the blacksmith guild which today would make her a computer nerd meets engineer -- she is brilliant at creating automata and pretty much anything having to do with prosthetic limbs (which are greatly needed in this world) and other machinery. She herself has prosthetic arms (as she lost her arms to the Horde), which are covered with mechanical flesh and skin which allows her greater precision and sensitivity in her arms. In desperation to leave London, she approaches Mad Marchen (the big baddie pirate with a soft spot for our Ivy) because she'd witnessed him showing compassion to his friend as his friend endured the extremely painful procedure of being fitted with his own prosthetic.. Well, he scares the ever-luvin crap out of her, and yet in a fit of stupidity and desperation, she offers up her virginity to pay for passage out of London. Unbeknownst to her, Eben (Mad Marchen) would actually never hurt her, and had actually planned to return to London soon to attempt to court her... One of Eben's frenemies offers Ivy a chance to escape London without sacrificing herself in Eben's bed, and she takes the offer and goes into hiding for two years. .... and then he finds her lol and she's absolutely terrified of him, because of his ferocious reputation.. She of course doesn't realize he has no intention of raping her and instead really respects her and wants to be with her. Everything in this story just sucks you in -- the tales of slavery under the Horde, the technology exhibited everywhere you turn, the relationship between Ivy and Eben, everything. I SO cannot wait for the first full-length novel in this series, The Iron Duke, due out in October.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Vanessa *the Pixie Princess*

    Review is for Whisper of Sin only.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

    WOW! Just, wow. So I checked out this book from my local library for two main reasons: 1. Nalini Singh is IMO, one of the best paranormal romance writers out there, and her Psy-Changeling series is so awesomesauce that I must read everything she writes. And 2. Meljean Brook started her new steampunk series with a short novella that I was dying to read. Let me just say, she does not disappoint! First off was Singh’s story Whisper of Sin, featuring Ria and Emmett. Those who follow the Psy-Changelin WOW! Just, wow. So I checked out this book from my local library for two main reasons: 1. Nalini Singh is IMO, one of the best paranormal romance writers out there, and her Psy-Changeling series is so awesomesauce that I must read everything she writes. And 2. Meljean Brook started her new steampunk series with a short novella that I was dying to read. Let me just say, she does not disappoint! First off was Singh’s story Whisper of Sin, featuring Ria and Emmett. Those who follow the Psy-Changeling Series will recognize Ria as the executive assistant to Lucas, alpha of the DarkRiver pack. Ria’s family is being threatened by the new gang in San Francisco, and Ria has found herself not only their newest target, but also under the protection of Emmett. The two immediately hit it off, and their romance is a slow building courtship that is both romantic and steam all in one. While not my favorite of Singh’s novella’s (because she really can’t top Nate & Tammy’s story), I did totally love it. Hot alpha shifter dealing with a crazy Chinese family, a threat to his woman, and an invasion on his turf? What’s not to love? (Whisper of Sin – 4 out of 5 stars) Next Knight takes us into a new world with her story Blood and Roses. While I was really hoping for another short from her super popular Mageverse series, it wasn’t. Amaris is a Blood Rose, a woman able to bear vampire babies, and is being forced to do some horrific things against her will. Raniero is the vampire sent by the king to check out what exactly is going on in this far away realm. When he is taken prisoner, Amaris is sent to seduce him. The two must work together to stop their enemies from opening a shield that will bring death and destruction to their lands. For me, this was too similar to the Mageverse Series, and didn’t really live up to everything Knight puts into her Mageverse books. While a good story for this anthology, it didn’t absolutely blow me away. (Blood and Roses 3 out of 5 stars) Onto Kantra’s story Shifting Seas. Jack is just returning from war, and found that he is now a proud landowner. He meets the mysterious Morwenna at a beach side house, and their quick tryst takes them both by surprise. As both Jack and Morwenna work to fit into their new lives, secrets will unravel as to where Morwenna really comes from, and Jack has to decide if he can love her in spite of it. Although I absolutely historical romance novels, I’ve never really been able to get into historical paranormal books. This story was good, and for those who like mershifters and the historical, I’m sure you will love it. (Shifting Seas, 2.5 out of 5 stars) Finally, Brook wraps up the anthology with her new steampunk, Here There be Monsters. Ivy is a blacksmith, looking to get out of London as quickly as possible before the Horde returns. She turns to Captain Mad Machen to secure passage out of London. When all Ivy has to bargain with is her virginity, Machen jumps at the opportunity to be with Ivy day in and day out, so he can try and court her. When she get passage on another vessel, Machen does everything he can to search for her for five years before he finds her again. But will he still be able to win her over? Brook packs so many awesome punches into her short story, when I got to the end, I almost wanted to cry. The Sci Fi elements totally rocked my world, I love the nanotechnology described, the advanced blacksmith abilities from high-tech prosthesis arms and legs, to the imaginative designs Ivy creates. The Regency atmosphere isn’t overdone in my opinion, and I felt like I was reading more of a Sci Fi alternate reality than a historical piece. The romance was fabulously done as well, and Brook fans will not be disappointed. This was by far my favorite story in the anthology. (Here There be Monsters 5 out of 5 stars) This one does not disappoint, and in my opinion, Brook and Singh really carry this anthology. All in all, I give the entire Burning Up Anthology, 3.5 out of 5 stars.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jackie

    Book Info ebook, 350 pages Published August 1st 2010 by Berkley Books original title Burning Up (Includes: Iron Seas, #0.5; Children of the Sea, #3.5; Psy-Changeling #8.5) ISBN 1101189223 (ISBN13: 9781101189221) edition language English series Psy-Changeling 0.6, Children of the Sea #3.5, The Iron Seas 0.5 , more characters Morwenna, Emmett, Ria, Amaris, Raniero setting San Francisco, California , 2072 (United States) literary awards RITA Award by Romance Writers of America for Romance Novella (2011) Book Info ebook, 350 pages Published August 1st 2010 by Berkley Books original title Burning Up (Includes: Iron Seas, #0.5; Children of the Sea, #3.5; Psy-Changeling #8.5) ISBN 1101189223 (ISBN13: 9781101189221) edition language English series Psy-Changeling 0.6, Children of the Sea #3.5, The Iron Seas 0.5 , more characters Morwenna, Emmett, Ria, Amaris, Raniero setting San Francisco, California , 2072 (United States) literary awards RITA Award by Romance Writers of America for Romance Novella (2011) other editions (4) Source:Kindle version borrowed from Public Library Book Buy Links Amazon B&N BOOK SYNOPSIS Bring these four authors together and it's sure to ignite a spark... Angela Knight pairs a vampire warrior and his seductive captor in a battle against demonic predators. Nalini Singh returns to the world of her Psy-Changeling series as a woman in lethal danger finds an unlikely protector-and lover. Virginia Kantra continues the haunting tales of the Children of the Sea in her story of a wounded soldier rescued by an enigmatic young woman. Meljean Brook launches a bold new steampunk series about a woman who strikes a provocative-and terrifying-bargain for freedom. My Thoughts I have read books in the Magaverse series in years prior to now, enjoyed a story or two in the Children Of The Sea series , am a longtime fan of the Psy-Changeling series and have wanted to read the books in the Iron Seas series ever since they were released as am a fan of other works written by Meljean Brook so when found this anthology available to borrow from my Public Library was happy to do so. The entire works fulfilled my expectations of each short story as well as brought me to realize that it was kind of interesting to go back in time with a couple of the stories allowing me to connect a few dots that were missing until reading this collection. 4 short stories each by different authors, each with a distinctive style and flair to capture the imagination and each just long enough to whet an appetite for more, whether you are a fan of the authors already or not! [Kindle version borrowed from Public Library]

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