Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SECRETS VOLUME 22: DARK WHISPERS by Rachel Carrington, Ellie Marvel, Calista Fox and Elisa Adams

Breathless by Rachel Carrington (Paranormal)
Heat by Ellie Marvel (Science Fiction)
Midnight Rendezvous by Calista Fox (Contemporary)
Birthday Wish by Elisa Adams (Contemporary)
Red Sage Publishing
ISBN# 1-60310-002-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-60310-002-1
316 pages
Print - Available December 2007

Rating: 4.5 Enchantments

In HEAT, When Tarkin comes into his cycle far from home, he looks to his close friend Sarai to help him out. So he sets about wooing her in the old custom of her people for ten days. When the right time comes he is hoping that she won’t deny either of them. For if he can’t mate with Sarai, he won’t get a chance to ever try with anyone else.

In BREATHLESS, Lark Hogan was sent on a mission by her father to find the one known as the Wolfe. Only he could help her defeat Diaz, the sorcerer that killed her sister. But Wolfe is more than she ever imagined and his price for help may be too high. Her body for his help may lead them both down a path that neither is ready for. But can two fierce fighters ever find happily ever after in love with each other?

In MIDNIGHT RENDEZVOUS, Cat Hewitt has a second chance encounter with David Essex at a dating club in New York called Rendezvous. Is there such a thing as love at first site? From that moment on she agrees to meet him in several different places, Paris and San Francisco for example, and they spend several wonderful months living the ultimate fantasy life. But what happens when reality collides? And what happens when someone else wants Cat enough to kidnap her?

In BIRTHDAY WISH, Anna Kelly takes a chance when her former childhood friend, Dean Harrison, asks her what she would wish for on her birthday if she could have anything that she wanted. Easy decision for her. One incredible weekend with Dean. And Dean is more than willing to give it to her. But can one weekend open up doors and possibilities that neither of them planned?

SECRETS VOLUME 22: DARK WHISPERS is a great continuation of this series of anthologies. Although I struggled to get through the first story the final three were more than worth the effort. This is a group of stories that portray the strong independent woman beautifully. BREATHLESS by Ms. Carrington was one of the best paranormals that I have read in a long time and I sincerely hope that there are more from her to find. I have enjoyed several of Ms. Fox’s stories and MIDNIGHT RENDEZVOUS was no exception. But BIRTHDAY WISH by Ms. Adams was by far the best story in the anthology for me. The sexual chemistry between characters was erotic and captivating. The lust pulled you in, but it was the development of deeper emotions that kept you there, eagerly turning the pages to see what was next. Red Sage Publishing definitely has a winner with the SECRETS anthologies. Each new volume offers something for everyone and this reader is rarely disappointed. So believe me when I say that you can’t fail with any of these exciting volumes!

Debbie H.
review found at ENCAHNTING REVIEWS and gottawritenetwork.com
October 2007

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