Four very diverse stories from four very unique authors make this anthology interesting but better still, all four stories are spoofs so don’t expect anything really serious and do expect the unexpected. From sci-fi to contemporary and anything else you can think of, this series does them all. In this book, there is a sex robot in a bakery, aliens needing to take human form, a groupie and a shifter wanna-be. None of these stories are connected to any other story and each showcases its author’s creativity and writing style. I found myself laughing and wondering what kind of twist stories would have. Though short, the entire book is under 80 pages, each story is complete. Tired of traditional romance, these stories are anything but traditional. Fun and quirky and a great way to send a relaxing afternoon.
Gerty needs help in her bakery so orders a discount bot, with a no return clause. The bot that arrives isn’t exactly what she expected. But, she needs the help, so what else can she do but try to retrain a bot. This is the first story and called, More Than Enough by Lea Barry mire. Anything for You by Cara Carnes is next. Persiphone is a stalker and nothing will stop her including restraining orders. But, when she is in the right place and the right time, will her dreams come true or will the men in blue show up once again? They are getting ready to invade Earth so the orders are to assume a human body. Cole and Declan do so but wonder what the feelings they are experiencing are and what is this fluid coming out of them. Cassandra Carr takes on m/m romance in Human Bodies are so Inconvenient. The last story is about shifters. Destiny knows this bar is full of shifters and she wants to be turned. She’s connected with the packs alpha and she’s worked hard on becoming ready to be turned. In Leporidae Pack by A.M. Griffin, Destiny learns that you really should ask more questions.
If you enjoy this book, there are a couple of other anthologies like it. Each is totally different from the others with interesting stories by awesome authors. Just don’t expect your normal romance story. (These are so much fun to read though!)
A bakery owner gets much more than she expected from her discount android’s determination to serve her. A lovelorn stalker does whatever it takes to have the muscle man of her dreams. Two alien warriors experience the inconveniences and pleasures of being forced into human bodies. A woman has always known she was destined to join the paranormal world of shifters, and tonight all of her dreams—or nightmares—come true.
If you’re looking for the perfect romance with the perfect hero and heroine, this isn’t it! This is a series of spoofs, parodies, just-for-fun lighthearted take-offs. It’s for all us longtime, hard-core romance readers who can laugh at the clichés, purple prose and “suspend your disbelief” plot devices that haunt our beloved favorite genre.
An Exotika® erotica anthology from Ellora’s Cave