Take a look at the five authors in this anthology, edited by Jackson, and you'll know you've got a terrific book ahead of you. Factor in the strong female characters who take revenge to the highest level, and you've got a keeper (that includes some same-sex love scenes).
Banks' "Payback Is a Bitch" has Sidney positive that her husband is cheating. She hires Brick to prove it, but Brick is lupine, and soon Sidney can't resist him.
"The Heat of the Night," by Hill, starts off with a bang -- a sexual bang. Christine's having "incidents" in her sleep -- someone's making penetratingly deep love to her night after night.
Jackson's "Vamped" has Andre, Joy's lover, refusing to leave the house -- for good reason! His resistance -- and subsequent compliance -- comes with an unimaginable price, spinning a whirlwind that will shake up far more than their relationship.
Singer Paloma returns from a business trip a couple of days early -- and catches her husband cheating. Even worse, he's stolen her entire fortune. It's time for "Balancing the Scales," by Jeffries.
What would the world be like if biblical nephilim, offspring of gods and humans, roamed Earth? Sims explores this possibility with "Avenging Angel." Sarai Wingate, a nephilim and a cop, is determined to bring down as many murderers as she can. She'll do anything for her human husband -- even avoid another nephilim who won't let her go. (Kimani, Jun., 512 pp., $14.95)