Title: Frost: A Rendezvous Collection
Author: Elise Faber, K.D. Wood, C.C. Ravanera & Kelly Martin
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Blue Tulip Publishing
Dive into this fun, sexy, paranormal romance anthology. A magical hotel and characters that crossover make these four standalone stories that take place in New Orleans around the holidays a don’t miss!
Fire and Ice by Elise Faber
Ten years ago, one mistake decimated Steph’s life. In the decade since, she has worked her ass off to scrape together some semblance of a happy life.
Now, the man responsible for the devastation has suddenly returned to Steph’s life and is demanding that she return home.
Dom may be tall, dark, and ridiculously sexy, but he’s also annoying and pushy, and Steph isn’t thrilled to be taking any of his orders, even when a group of Dalshie –- read: really bad guys who do all sorts of evil magic – show up to try to kidnap her.
Still, Steph doesn’t let anyone else fight her battles, not even when it’s easier to, and not even when the man who makes her heart pound and her soul spark to life is the one who wants to fight them for her.
She and Dom have to find a way to put aside the past and work together, but will the fiery attraction between them burn out before they have can have a shot a future?
Rendezvous in Room 311 by K.D. Wood
When Chief Warrant Officer, Brock Stephens, promised his fiancée, Captain Keely Green, until death us do part, he never expected death to collect on that promise so soon.
Every year they get only one night together in the haunted Hotel Toujours, deep in the French Quarter, where they spent their wedding night.
Despite an especially hard year while on deployment in Iraq, Keely wouldn’t miss this year’s anniversary date for anything. If everything goes as planned, she’ll have one chance to redo their forever. This time around, Keely’s not taking any crap from death.
No matter how high the price.
Wishes by CC Ravanera
One lucky visitor…You
One unfortunate djinn…Me
You get three wishes…
1. You can’t wish for more wishes.
2. You can’t ask me to kill someone or cause bodily harm to anybody.
3. You can’t ask for world peace or anything like that.
4. You can’t ask me to make other people love or hate you.
5. You can’t ask me to break all these rules.
But nobody told me what would happen if I broke these rules.
I wasn’t supposed to fall in love with you. You weren’t supposed to matter…yet now, I can’t think of a world without you in it.
Who can blame me for what I’m about to do?
The Things We Leave Behind by Kelly Martin
Five years ago, Will Jenkins’ wife was killed in a car accident on the way to the Hotel Toujours.
Three weeks ago, a hunter by the name of Jodi Granger shows up on Will’s doorstep talking about vengeful spirits and ‘moving on’.
Will’s wife is haunting room 614 at the infamous hotel… not just haunting… she’s become a vengeful, violent spirit.
Jodi needs Will’s help to guide the spirit into the afterlife because if it stays, it will become more and more violent and can destroy them all.
When it comes to death, it’s the things we leave behind, the things we need to say, that keep us here. Can Will help his wife find peace and at the same time, find his own?
***I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are 100% my own.***
Fire and Ice is familiar to me, as I’d read Elise Faber’s other works. So to say I was excited about reading this one would be the understatement of the year. And she definitely delivered. I will tell you that this involves Dom, one of the Forgotten and someone from his past. It is really an awesome story. I definitely recommend it to any and all who’d want to read it.
Rendezvous in Room 311 really intrigued me. I thought it was interesting as this was about a couple who’d been married already 10 years. And it was good. Sad that their jobs kept them from one another, but he love was obvious and thick between them. Then K.D. Wood gutted me. ACK! For reals?!?! The crap man! I thought this was supposed to be a warm and cozy read, even if it was about a freaky-deaky hotel in New Orleans. I’d still recommend it, just know that you’re face will spring a leak.
Wishes by C.C. Ravanera was also a new one for me. I’d only ever read anything by Elise Faber. I thought, cool, a Jinn story. And though I was afraid of the hook, I was had. All I could think was DAFUQ MAN! Does each story get worse??? Not bad as in it’s terrible, bad as in, I’m bawling my eyes out and I hate crying. And no one warned me of this ish too! I would recommend it, but REALLY only if you really want your face to burn and leak, and strange noises to erupt from your pie-hole.
The Things We Leave Behind by Kelly Martin had me leery, considering the last two stories that I’d read. I didn’t know how much more leaking my face could do without spontaneously combusting all over the place. I’m happy to report that it didn’t cause any leakages. I actually felt that resolution was good in this story. And I’d picked up on the truth of the matter right after the salt incident. What I didn’t figure out was the Sarah lady. That wasn’t something I expected, though in hindsight I should have. This story was good. I really enjoyed it.
Floriza is a Dalshie or something else equally evil. Just sayin. This book felt more like it belonged in Halloween than Christmas, which is both good and bad. I can’t say that I am complaining about it, though my eyes look like two burnt bottomed biscuits. But I’ll live. The stories are well-crafted and well told. And I’d recommend this book as a whole for anyone who doesn’t mind springing leaks.
When she’s not writing best-selling dark and sexy paranormal romances, Elise is often found on the ice rink where she and her husband hold regular hockey date nights. She is the mom to two exuberant boys and addicted to Dancing With the Stars. The beaches, mountains and redwood forests of Northern California serve as inspiration for her books.
K.D. Wood lives in north Mississippi with her family and a very spoiled White Waug. She creates love stories and smokin’ southern erotica, but not your mama’s happy ever after. She’s a consumer of chocolate but not spiders and is completely composed of liquid awesome. When not in her office pounding the keys she can be found under a snuggly blanket, cup of Donut Shop close by, with her nose in a book.
C.C. hailed from the Philippines but now lives in England with her husband and two young boys. She works as a full-time nurse and absolutely enjoys it. When she’s not working she spends the rest of her time running around the house with the boys and spending quality time with her husband. In her spare time (whew!) she writes her books and dreams of becoming a ‘proper author’.
She’s addicted to coffee and chocolates. She loves reading books and waking up to the sound of birds early in the morning.
Kelly Martin is a bestselling author of contemporary, historical, and YA romance. She has been married for over ten years and has three rowdy, angelic daughters. When she’s not writing, she loves watching horror gamers on YouTube– even though she’s a huge wimp– and drinking white chocolate mochas– decaf which totally defeats the point. She’s a total fangirl, loves the 80s and 90s, and has a sad addiction to a certain British boy band (shhhh). Her favorite characters are the ‘bad guys’– especially those who, in their mind, are the heroes of the story.
If you ever have a question or comment, feel free to email her at kellymartin215 @ yahoo.com ♥ You can follow her writing adventure at http://www.kellymartinbooks.blogspot.com