"Entangled" is an anthology that features eleven paranormal tales by a group of extremely talented authors who have united to produce a fascinating volume that will benefit breast cancer research. Some of the stories contribute to established series such as Jennifer Estep's Mythos Academy which is featured in "Halloween Frost" as Gwen succumbs to peer pressure and goes on a unforgettable night of trick-or-treating, complete with a Nemean prowler who allows Gwen to get a treat of her own. Allison Brennan adds to her `Seven Deadly Sins' series with the novella "Ghostly Justice" that continues the description of the powers that Rafe and Moira are trying to come to terms with as they reluctantly assist traumatized detective Grant Nelson in his investigation of a murder. Edie Ramer's "Fat Cat" rewards Tory Madison for adopting him after he convinces her that she isn't hearing things when he communicates with her. Nancy Haddock's description of the therapist to the spirits in "Medium Rare" details her struggle for acceptance, especially with regards to a skeptical ghost investigator as they deal with the unrest of spirits in St. Augustine, Florida. Misty Evans' "Sweet Demon" sets herself in conflict against a dangerous Vampire King even as she must deal with the pain of seeing her former fiance. Dale Meyer gives a chilling description of a facility for harvesting blood in "Sian's Solution". Cynthia Eden has penned a delightful tale of the struggles in Crossroads, Mississippi with a sheriff caught in the conflict between werewolves and vampires. These and the other stories give a nice selection of paranormal stories, some a bit more sensual than others but all providing an delightful collection of chills and romance.

A great selection of stories to cause a shiver up your spine, whether from the heated eroticism or the creepy concept of possession or communicating with ghosts even as it puts a glow in your heart from the knowledge that you are supporting a worthy cause. All of the authors remind us that this is a terribly relevant issue which has touched all of us in some fashion and this is one way of contributing.

Book Blurb for Entangled

Ghosts, vampires, demons, and more! Entangled includes ten suspense-filled paranormal short stories from authors Cynthia Eden, Jennifer Estep, Edie Ramer, Lori Brighton, Michelle Diener, Misty Evans, Nancy Haddock, Liz Kreger, Dale Mayer, and Michelle Miles, plus a Seven Deadly Sins novella by Allison Brennan.

Stacia Kane contributed the foreword. Formatting and cover art were also donated to the project by Lori Devoti and Laura Morrigan.

All proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2011 4.50