ALLURING TALES: AWAKEN THE FANTASY
These seven sexy stories, in a variety of genres, are nicely written -- for whenever you need a quick, hot read.
Caira has given up on finding love when a locket brings her fantasy lover to life in "Lover's Locket," by Fox. In the futuristic "Kili's Ice Man," by Devlin, Kili's first meeting with gladiator Ice Man leaves wrong impressions, and a virtual vacation only confuses things more. Hurting from a divorce, Jessica participates in "The Hottest One-Night Stand" with a stranger that leaves them both wanting more, in this story by Jones. Cop T.J. hates vampires, so he receives quite a shock in "Out of the Shadows," by Jackson, when he discovers what has happened to Cassidy, the neighbor he desires.
White's "Tempting Grace" has loneliness leading Grace to Luke's bed, in what she insists is a one-night stand. Sent to tame a feral familiar, warlock Max finds more than he expected in "A Familiar Kind of Magic," by Day. Anna's "Quick Silver" has Sangria's latest cargo haul turning out to be pure trouble. (Avon Red, Mar., 336 pp., $13.95)