Friday, April 4, 2014

Hex Appeal edited by P.N. Elrod

Fall under the intoxicating spell of their hex appeal…
In the magical world that lies hidden beneath our own, witches and conjurers play deadly games. They know just the right spell to kill a man with one kiss—or raise him back again. And they’re not afraid to exact sweet revenge on those who dare to cross them. But what if you’re the unlucky soul who falls victim to a conjurer’s curse? And if you had the power to cast a magic spell of your own, would you use it?
In this bewitching collection, nine of today’s hottest paranormal authors tell all-new, otherworldly tales.  Spellbinding stories featuring bigfoot, albino vampires, professional wizards, resurrected boyfriends and even a sex droid from the twenty- third century named Silicon Lily.  But as our conjurers are about to discover, it’s all fun and games until someone gets hexed.  And sometimes, even the best spun spells can lead to complete and utter mayhem.
Includes Stories From: Ilona Andrews, Jim Butcher, Rachel Caine, Carole Nelson Douglas, P. N. Elrod, Simon R. Green, Lori Handel, and Erica Hayes, Carrie Vaughn
From Goodreads.

I am reading a few anthologies at the moment in order to read some of the short stories that go with the series I am reading. This was much better than the last because I really liked the two stories I was going for.
Retribution Clause by  Ilona Andrews features new characters but it is still extremely good and I hope they will write more with these characters and develop their relationship.
Bigfoot on Campus by Jim Butcher is also really good though I didn't know it was the third in a series of 3 short stories. I will have to get hold of the other two somehow.
The rest were fine but no more.

This book qualifies for:
2014 Audio Book Challenge
You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge 2014
Romance Readers Reading Challenges: Yahtzee Challenge
Sequel Spring Reading Challenge (The Dresden Files #11,9 - 60 pages)
Goodreads Reading Challenge 2014
Nothing but Reading Challenges - Spell it Out - Animal Alphabet (H-narwhal)
Crazy Challenge Connection Bard of Avon (published 2012)
Crazy Challenge Connection 2014 RaT #3

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