Seasons of Seductions III is a multi-genre compilation of short stories that I found to be enjoyable and just right for the moments when you don't have time for a full novel but would like to relax with a good book. The Pirate and the Pussycat by Lacey Alexander will entertain you when Leah decides to attend a Halloween party dressed as a cat and prowls the partygoers for some no strings attached sex. When she meets a mysterious man dressed as a Pirate, her inner cat starts purring. Will she survive this Halloween emotionally unscathed? It's a holiday premise that was fun to read. Panther's Pleasure by Cathryn Fox is an interesting shape-shifter story that is one of my favorites from the anthology. Sash is chief mechanic onboard a starship. As the ship approaches their next destination planet, she feels strange and very out of sorts. While on the planet of Lannar she will discover many things about her life, one being that the man who captured her eye has every intention of claiming her as a mate and showing her a new part of herself that she never knew existed. Well written for a short story and I enjoyed it a lot. On Her Back by Renee Luke is an emotional story of loss and unrequited love between two friends who grew up together. Can friends be lovers? Not one of the better stories but it was an okay read. I Was An Alien's Love Slave by Charlene Teglia is another great read about Micki Sloan, a writer with a deadline and writers block to boot. When she wishes on a star for a hero she never dreamed that it would come true or that she would be going on an erotic journey through the galaxy. She has a sexy alien that insists that she's his bond mate and sets out to convince her in the most erotic and naughty ways. Will she return to Earth and write a block buster story or travel through space with her dominant alien lover? This story was a red hot quickie and a delight to read. Sunshine for A Vampire by N.J. Walters will tease and feed your desires with this great vampire story. Sunshine is the oddball in her vampire clan and while attending a party in honor of visiting vampire dignitaries she has the most unforgettable sex with an attractive man and runs away thinking she'll never see him again. Silvestru is the European vampire prince and the man who found his one true mate that night with Sunshine. Will he convince her that they are destined to be together? I liked this vampire treat and would like more stories from N.J. Walter's sexy vampire families. A Man of Vision by Kate Willoughby caught me by surprise with the depth of characters and emotions. Delphine is a modern day courtesan and never got attached to her patrons. Then she becomes the hired mistress of Cristoforo Valtieri, a famous Italian sculptor, and finds that her body and emotions want to be more than Cristoforo's mistress. Will he find a place in his heart for her? Or will she continue on in her profession and leave him behind? This was a great story and I enjoyed it very much.
Seasons of Seduction III provided some great stories of various genres and I enjoyed reading them. My top picks are Panther's Pleasure and A Man of Vision. All the stories are good and will entertain you with hot love scenes and the pleasures are well worth the cost of the book. I hope you enjoy it also.
A Man of Vision By Kate Willoughby - For Cristoforo, sculpting marble is his life, but the price of creation is a libido that rides him like a demon. When he discovers his sculpting days are numbered, he hires a mistress to satisfy him night and day. Modern-day courtesan Delphine arrives at Cristoforo's villa prepared for the rigors of being on call 24/7. What she isn't prepared for, however, is the intensity of her body's response to Cristoforo. When she learns what is driving him so ruthlessly, she wonders if she can protect her heart…or if it's already too late.
I Was an Alien's Love Slave By Charlene Teglia - Micki Sloane needs a hero and she needs him now. She's got a deadline, writer's block and no inspiration. What to do? Wish on a star. Keelan Os'tana has been seeking his bondmate, the one woman who is on his wavelength — literally. He answers Micki's mental call by beaming her up into erotic adventure beyond her wildest imaginings. Her options? Form the permanent telepathic bond with Keelan or go home and write for the tabloids. "I Was an Alien's Love Slave" is a sure seller, but Keelan tempts her to live the fantasy instead.
On Her Back By Renee Luke - Simone Harris is experienced when it comes to loss — most recently, that of her brother Jerold. But when his best friend Elijah, wounded in the same fray that killed Jerold, returns home, Simone tries to put her pain aside and offer him her support. She wants to give him anything and everything he needs. Elijah Russell survived every night he spent in the desert — and, later, in the hospital — by invoking fantasies of Simone. On her back. Beneath him. Now, just being near her again is enough to make him forget his pain for a moment. But his heated emotions seem to be mutual, and soon those fantasies might become a reality. Simone and Elijah both need time to heal, but it's a lot easier to wait together.
Panther's Pleasure By Cathryn Fox - Sash has spent her life coursing through space. She's never gotten sick before. But as they approach planet Lannar, she begins to feel very ill, and when she meets Kade, leader of Lannar, all kinds of things begin happening to her libido. When Kade sets eyes on Sash he knows she's his mate. How it's possible that an Earth woman is the mate for a shape-shifting panther, he's not sure. All he knows is that there is only one way to help ease her pain and make her first transformation easier. Through mating. And once will never be enough.
Sunshine for a Vampire By N.J. Walters - Sunshine DeMarco is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed vampire who just doesn't fit in with her own people. She doesn't really like the whole vampire lifestyle — the opulent surroundings and overindulgence in everything from food to drink to blood. But even she has family and social obligations. While attending a party for a special European dignitary, she finds herself captivated by a tall, dark stranger. One sensual dance between them leads to a passionate tryst in the host's garden. Reality intrudes and Sunshine flees, but she hasn't seen the last of her mystery lover.
The Pirate and the Pussycat By Lacey Alexander - When Leah gets an invitation to a Halloween bash, she has mixed emotions. At last year's party, she met a man, fell for him hard and…never heard from him again. So this year she'll take a new approach. Screw emotions — she's going to find a sexy guy and do the dirty with him, no strings attached. Arriving in her sexy cat costume, she spies a hot pirate and knows instantly that he's the man she's going to seduce. But can she succeed? Or will this naughty little kitty end up heartbroken all over again?