Authors: Ashe Barker, Elizabeth Coldwell, Wendi Zwaduk, Tori Carson, Zoë Mullins, and Fara Allegro
Publisher: Totally Bound
Published: September 19, 2017
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‘Yes or No?’ by Ashe Barker
Be careful what you wish for…
‘Cruise Control’ by Elizabeth Coldwell
If she does everything he demands, this will be a vacation to remember.
‘Just You and Me’ by Wendi Zwaduk
What’s a girl to do when she’s not ready to leave the single life, but the right man has come along with a collar?
‘His Lucky Day’ by Tori Carson
KT thought a quick romp in the forest with Stephen would vanquish him from her dreams, instead, their untamed passion ignites a fire neither can control.
‘Bound to Happen’ by Zoë Mullins
Jaymie knows better than to date her best friend’s brother, but there is no way she can keep the sexy Dom in the ‘friend-zone’.
‘Black Ice’ by Fara Allegro
Jaye Ripley gets more than free tickets on daretospankme.com. Jack Blackhurst banters hard and talks dirty. Is she ready for harsh treatment?
I love Totally Bound's anthologies. It's an excellent was to test the level of sexy you are comfortable with while finding some fabulous authors. I previously reviewed two of the novellas. The rest were newer reads that I've been holding off on reviewing until I finished the anthology. I enjoyed reading them. Definitely found a couple new authors that I want to read more and enjoyed catching up on some that I've read in the past.
Below you'll find full synopsis for each novella, as well as purchase links, Goodreads links, and my short reviews.
I feel like Yes or No? would have been a fantastic prologue for a full length book. It's got everything going for it. I enjoyed the characters. I love heroines that are open with their sexuality and explore their desires. Gotta love the hero that shows her the ultimate pleasure. I just wanted to keep reading and watch their romance unfold.
Wendi Zwaduk is an erotic romance author that I'm still discovering. I've read one other of her novellas and I'm thoroughly enjoying them. Her writing style is fun and sexy. I'd love to pick up one of her longer books, but until then I'll keep myself busy reading her sexy short stories. They're a fun way to read between books.
His Lucky Day wasn't my favorite novella in the anthology. However, it definitely had the most creative setting. I enjoy BDSM romances with unconventional locations.
Bound to Happen was my favorite novella in the anthology. Best friend's brother is one of my favorite troupes. Add sexual tension to the max and I'm a happy reader. While I would have loved this one as a full length book, I felt like the short length didn't take anything away from the romance. It was perfect the way it is.
Black Ice was my least favorite novella in the anthology. The potential was definitely there, but it felt like there were pieces missing. It was as if it didn't have enough pages to fully develop. I would have loved the hell out of it if it was a full length book or even a longer novella.
A prolific writer, even in elementary school, she was jotting down poems and stories whenever she had the chance - usually during math class.
After many years of working in corporate communications, Zoë decided in 2015 it was time to focus her energy on the kind of writing she loved – hot romances with strong, alpha heroes and quirky, independent heroines.
Zoë’s husband of nearly 20 years threw his full support behind that dream and loves to tell people his wife is a romance author. They live in Atlantic Canada with their two crazy collies. When not at her computer, you will find Zoë chasing after her muddy dogs, working in the garden or helping to renovate their money-pit of a house.
Fara Allegro likes her men dark, witty and edgy with a generous side order of strict rules and domination. Oh, and they have to be fun, definitely that, even if they have sharp edges.
Fara hails from Derbyshire where she adores long walks, cottage living, Merlot and decadent desserts with one spoon. Black coffee, too. She loves to read hot romance and the writing keeps her sane and happy. Fara also loves to hear from fans, so drop her a line.
Wendi Zwaduk is a multi-published, award-winning author of more than one-hundred short stories and novels. She’s been writing since 2008 and published since 2009. Her stories range from the contemporary and paranormal to BDSM and LGBTQ themes. No matter what the length, her works are always hot, but with a lot of heart. She enjoys giving her characters a second chance at love, no matter what the form. She’s been the runner up in the Kink Category at Love Romances Café as well as nominated at the LRC for best contemporary, best ménage and best anthology. Her books have made it to the bestseller lists on Amazon.com and the former AllRomance Ebooks. She also writes under the name of Megan Slayer.
When she’s not writing, she spends time with her husband and son as well as three dogs and three cats. She enjoys art, music and racing, but football is her sport of choice.
Elizabeth Coldwell is a multi-published author and editor whose stories have appeared in a number of best-selling anthologies. She has written novels in a variety of different genres, from paranormal to BDSM and contemporary romance. She is the former editor of the UK edition of Forum magazine and the proud winner of an International Leather Award. When she is not busy writing, she is an avid supporter of Rotherham United Football Club and can be regularly found on the terraces at weekends, cheering her boys to victory (hopefully!).
Until 2010, Ashe was a director of a regeneration company before deciding there had to be more to life and leaving to pursue a lifetime goal of self-employment.
Ashe has been an avid reader of women's fiction for many years—erotic, historical, contemporary, fantasy, romance—you name it, as long as it's written by women, for women. Now, at last in control of her own time and working from her home in rural West Yorkshire, she has been able to realise her dream of writing erotic romance herself.
She draws on settings and anecdotes from her previous and current experience to lend colour, detail and realism to her plots and characters, but her stories of love, challenge, resilience and compassion are the conjurings of her own imagination. She loves to craft strong, enigmatic men and bright, sassy women to give them a hard time—in every sense of the word.
When she's not writing, Ashe's time is divided between her role as resident taxi driver for her teenage daughter, and caring for a menagerie of dogs, cats, rabbits, tortoises and a hamster.
Tori lives in the beautiful Sonoran Desert with her loving husband of almost thirty years. She wakes up each morning to the howls of coyotes and the barking of her family dogs wanting to join the fray.
When Tori isn't writing, she's either spending time with her two, wonderful adult children, or creating stained glass art.
She likes her love stories scorching hot. She tries to infuse a fire and passion between her characters that rivals the blazing summer sun that Arizona is known for. Tori encourages you to bask in the heat between the covers of a Dominant/submissive, happily-ever-after, bondage romance.