Shards of Crimson was a great addition to the Crimson City Series. My favorite of the four stories was by Patti O'Shea. Patti O'Shea wrote the final story - Dark Awakening.
I'll tell you about two of the short stories: All the stories are great!
Dark Awakening by Patti O'Shea:
If you have read the other Crimson books that's a great thing. Patti's book was about demons and a Kijo. A Kijo is a very powerful person. One Kijo is born every five or six centuries. So, a Kijo is very rare.
Kimi is a Kijo, but she does not know that. Kimi loves a powerful demon, but he is not the most powerful sect. The Bak-Faru are the most powerful.
There is a demon, Augustin, who wants to kill a Kijo and take her power. Augustin is a Bak-Faru! The Bak-Faru are very powerful and very deadly. Kimi must learn to harness her power or die!
I really liked this story - Patti has a great imagination.
A Time to Howel by Liz Maverick:
Tajo Maddox a is a rogue werewolf. He has a job to do - kidnap a werewolf princess. Gia is werewolf princess and also the fianc‚ of a very powerful Dumont vampire. She has never met her fianc‚. When she arrives to get married a bomb goes off and Tajo takes the opportunity to kidnap her. Gia develops an attraction to Tajo and the games begin.
This story was a lot of fun - from bombs to great passion - Liz delivers the goods.
FIVE BRAND NEW STORIES FROM THE ORIGINAL AUTHORS OF THE USA TODAY BESTSELLING SERIES
It's been said there's no such thing as quiet here. Ever since the metropolis first became home to paranormals, discord was named queen. But who will be her king-vampires, werewolves, demons or men? One thing remains sure: This land is a battleground and conflict is eternal. Yet there are those who join together-strangers, enemies, lovers. Here, one silken caress can be deadlier than a bullet, but some still know joy. For darkness can become light, and in one sharp instant pain can become ecstasy, and hatred, love.