Friday, November 19, 2010

Review: Secrets Volume 29 Indulge Your Fantasies

This Collection- Secrets Volume 29 Indulge Your Fantasies- is a bit of a departure for me. Only one of the stories included was "fantasy", though another was science fiction- which is pretty close to my geeky little heart. My overall impression of the collection? A delightful box of confections. Sure, I have my favorite flavors, but even the hazelnut nougat in this box is pretty tasty.

Sweet-talking The Opposition by Saskia Walker
Contemporary, Romantic Comedy
London-based journalist, Eliza Jameson, is on assignment on a luxurious Rhine river cruiser when she finds the perfect distraction on board - old flame, Marcus Weston. But Eliza came dangerously close to falling for Marcus last time around, and in order to play him at his own game, she decides to call the shots. Meanwhile, Marcus has his own agenda. In the ensuing battle, who will end up on top?
This story plays with light Fem Dom action. Very light. It is a fun romp- and plenty hot- this story is a sweet, light game of cat and mouse.
Beast In A Kilt by Nicole North
Paranormal, Historical Setting, Magic, Shape Shifter
Scottish lady Catriona MacCain has loved Torr Blackburn, a fierce Highland warrior, since she was a young lass, but Torr only sees Catriona as his best friend's little sister. When Catriona's family promises her in marriage to a detestable chieftain, she desperately needs Torr to save her from a fate worse than death. But Torr is under the spell of a witch of the dark arts and is cursed to spend his nights as a kelpie water demon. He doesn't believe himself worthy of the virginal Lady Catriona. However, she is determined to seduce Torr and claim him... body, heart and soul, if only they can banish the curse and defeat the enemies who have vowed to possess and enslave them both.
If you have a soft spot for a doomed with a curse, tall, dark, handsome Scot-- well then ding ding ding! We have a winner! This is a very fun paranormal featuring a kelpie-by-night hot dude by day. 
Edge by Dominique Sinclair
Action & Adventure, Contemporary
The search for the truth leads to the edge of danger, revenge and love... A beautiful hellion, the first woman trained by the Department of International Intelligence, Catlina Demarco left her life without so much as a goodbye. Deep in Mexico, she's close to finding the man who can give her the truth of her past, or kill her.
Agent Noah Tyler, Cat's former partner and lover, is the last man she expects to show up with handcuffs and intent to bring her back to headquarters. No one has ever left the agency alive, Cat's no exception.  Only she refuses to go anywhere with Noah, he betrayed her trust. Forced into the jungle by three armed banderos, Cat finds her and Noah once again working as partners, their thoughts as one, their bodies craving, their goals conflicting.
This story reminds me of Romancing the Stone, only with a truly kick ass female lead. This story has excitement, adventure and the requisite sexy man-piece.
Chimera by Nathalie Gray
Action & Adventure, Futuristic, Science Fiction, Thriller
All warfare is based on deception
               -Sun Tzu's Art of war
From the overcrowded slums of a future Earth, he rose as the perfect tool of lethal justice and deception. Cold and stoical by choice, alone by circumstances, he will neutralize any and all threat to his client then move on. Blunt, direct. Nothing personal. But when his next assignment involves a popular politician who's as smart as she's attractive, the greatest betrayal would be to deny his heart.
Yeah sexy geek! This story has a lot going for it, in my eyes. First our sexy man is a masked man for most of the story which is hot. Plus, it is set in a future where a woman is the Lady Mayor of the colony on the Moon, which is struggling for independence. The story evokes The Manchurian Candidate, but feels fresh and sexy.

Please note this book was provided for review by Net Galley


Nicole North said...

Thanks so much for your wonderfully awesome review of our book!!!! :) I'm glad you enjoyed it!!

Lela Gwenn said...

I enjoyed it! Thanks for coming to check out my blog!