Ellora's Cavemen: Flavors of Ecstasy III

All the authors in this anthology, except for one, have created stories that leave you wanting more to read. Most are a thrill ride to read. A Page Turner that I would search for on the Internet.
 
Special Notes: *This needs an index* 
 
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Author: Angelina Sparrow and Naomi Brooks
 
Book Title: Cherry Tart
 
Score: 3.50 / 5
 
In 1897, Chastity is on a planetary ship in outer space on her way to Jupiter moon to be an immigrant there. She will have a fast marriage because her ex-fiancé robbed her of her innocence and created a scandal back on Earth. On board ship she meets Ulysses an Outrider, who lasso big asteroids close to the ship and rides them away from it. Chastity and Ulysses fall in love with each other and wonder if they can stay together since they are from different classes of society?
 
The author has penned a passionate tale that stays with you after you finish reading it. Characters are appealing and have some depth to them. There are a few interesting struggles in the story.
 
 
***Author: Courtney Bee
 
Book Title: Climbing the Corporate Ladder Without Panties
 
Score: 4.25 / 5
 
Katie is getting nowhere in her job in the magazine field. The computer man, Brad, tells her that it is due to her persona. She works too hard for everything and is getting paid gutter wages because she will not stand up for herself. Brad helps her become more aggressively at work and in the bedroom.
 
This story is so hot you will need a fan or an ice cube to cool your body off while reading it. It is an entertaining story with characters that have some depth to them. Well visualized.
 
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Author: Sherry James
 
Book Title: Eight Seconds
 
Score: 4.00 / 5
 
Taylor is an erotic writer who has run out of ideas for her books since she has not had sex in over two years. She has a plan on how to end her dry spell by getting Devlin McCord to be her partner in sexual research. Taylor hopes he agrees since she has always had a thing for Devlin for a long time. Devlin agrees to be a research assistant and has a secret plan as well to play against Taylor.
 
This tale has appealing characters that blend into a passionate story. It also has stomach-churning moments as you wonder if Taylor will ask Devlin or not.
 
 
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Author: Fiona Jayde
 
Book Title: Pitch Black
 
Score: 2.00 / 5
 
Kate is in Kiev stealing plans to an alternative fuel source when she is told by a Russian operative that her cover has been blown. She now needs to get out of Kiev but she cannot seem to get Nickolai out of her head. She goes back to her room to pack up and meets Nick there. They make love and two men come bursting through the door and start shooting at the bed. Nick decides to partner up with Kate so they can both leave Kiev but will they get out of Kiev with the Russians hunting them down all the time?
 
It is an ok story but has some problems like why should a Russian spy and an American spy suddenly want to get to know each other sexually and want to stay together? It was hard to follow sometimes because so much action was going on in the story.
 
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Author: Cheryl Dragon
 
Book Title: Shifting Sides
 
Score: 4.00 / 5
 
On “Old Earth” two shifters meet and mate like they use too. They used to be in an old science project that wanted shifters to make babies while the scientists watch them mate. Breman, a male dragon shifter, came to “Old Earth” to rescue Kiren, a female cat shifter, because he has heard through the intelligence sectors that there is a price on her head. Will he be able to rescue her in time?
 
A paranormal look into the interesting lives of two shifters who have personalities to match their characters biographies and it is fun to read a story that has been mapped out to the fullest unlike some others in this anthology.
 
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Author: Lyla Sinclair
 
Book Title: The Johnson Obsession
 
Score: 4.50 / 5
 
Vivian dresses like a librarian during the day but is very, very naughty at night. She wants to be dominated sexually and a man in her apartment building down one floor from her has taken over her dreams. She has created notepads of scenes of control that have him, Duke, denominating her. Vivian found out his name is Duke when some misdirected mail came to her place instead of going to his place. One night she looks out her peep hole and notices Duke standing there.
 
This is another story in this anthology that is so hot you will need a fan or an ice cube to cool off with while reading this story. The author has penned a wonderful told tale that has vivid imagery.

Book Blurb for Ellora's Cavemen: Flavors of Ecstasy III

Cherry Tart
Angelia Sparrow & Naomi Brooks
 
In 1896, disgraced Chastity is sent to the New Abilene Colony on Jupiter’s moon of Io. Resigned to a fast marriage in order to save her nonexistent virtue, she doesn’t count on falling hard and lustfully for handsome Ulysses. During the six-month trip, the virile Outrider, whose favorite part of his job is lassoing and riding asteroids away from the ship, meets his match in this petite redhead. Chastity teaches him in delicious detail exactly why her name fits her so badly.
 
Climbing the Corporate Ladder Without Panties
Courtney Bee
 
Kate’s plan to become editor at a male-dominated publishing house just suffered a major setback, and to make matters worse, the cocky but handsome IT guy is on his own quest—to make Kate his.
 
One night Kate succumbs to his brash charm, shocked as he loosens her prim bun and bends her over for a spanking. Ashamed to admit she’s just had the best sex of her life, Kate has to make a decision—keep control, forfeiting sexual bliss for a dream career, or embark on a sexual journey where she surrenders all power.
 
Eight Seconds
Sherry James
 
Erotic writer Taylor Westfall needs fresh inspiration. Who better to help her research sexual techniques than professional bull rider Devlin McCord? Devlin’s red-hot reputation proves his riding skills aren’t limited to the arena. Taylor’s sure he can get her juices—creative and otherwise—flowing if she can find the nerve to proposition him.
 
Devlin is tired of one-night stands and life on the road. He wants the girl he’s loved since high school. When Taylor tells him she needs to have sex with him, he’s ready…and he’s got more than eight seconds in him.
 
Pitch Black
Fiona Jayde
 
Breathless seduction in a glass elevator above a darkened Kiev covers up the deactivation of Katherine Belaya’s implanted GPS tracker. Nicholai Rostov may have just saved her life or led her into a trap set by the Russians. Her lust for him is simple nerves, adrenaline pumped high by the threat of bullets. As they fight for survival, Kate’s trust in Nick may be the only thing keeping them alive.
 
Shifting Sides
Cheryl Dragon
 
In spite of being held captive by sadistic scientists, shifters Kiren and Breman forged a relationship. The evacuation of Earth forced them apart but their mutual lust never died. Now Breman has the chance to bring Kiren back to the rebel colony with him.
 
Cat-shifter Kiren has missed her dragon-shifter mate and when Breman catches up with her on Old Earth, their lust gets the best of them—for once without limits or spectators. Finally sharing all their secrets, Breman has a plan. Freedom and passion are within reach if they can escape the assassins in orbit.
 
The Johnson Obsession
Lyla Sinclair
 
From her balcony, Vivian secretly sketches her sexy wet neighbor while he swims and lounges at the apartment pool each evening. When he shows up at her door one night, she’s sure he’s there to deliver some misdirected mail. But suddenly, Duke is dominating her, carrying out sexual plans that she could only dream of—exactly the one’s she’s dreamed of, in fact. He knows the contents of her dirty little fantasies. But will he see it through to the ending she’d never dared ask of any man?

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2009 4.75