Beating Hearts: A Paranormal and Contemporary Valentine Anthology

Posted on March 2, 2014 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 0 Comments

Beating Hearts: A Paranormal and Contemporary Valentine AnthologyTitle: Beating Hearts: A Paranormal and Contemporary Valentine Collection
Author(s): Krystal Shannan, Jennifer Kacey, Natalie Gibson, Jinni James
Published by Self Published on February 7, 2014
Pages: 92
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance
Source: Author
Format: eBook
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Morgan’s Match by Krystal Shannan

What’s a girl to do when she can find love for everyone but herself?

Computer genius and matchmaking witch extraordinaire, Morgan O’Neal, created a computer program from an old family recipe. Her business is a huge success, churning out dozens of matched happy couples, but her love life is still where it stalled out years ago.

The biggest catch to being a matchmaker…you can’t work a spell on yourself.

When Connor McGuire, hot high school flame, suddenly inserts himself back into her life, will the hunky Irish warlock seal the deal? Or will a decade-old betrayal keep them apart forever?

Duke’s Valentine by Jennifer Kacey

Love and all that crap was not in Duke's future when he accidentally on purpose forgot Valentine's Day. His on-again-off-again girlfriend told him so when she walked out.

Anna sat alone at the bar in The Library on February 14th. Why? She got stood up, and decided to drown her sorrows in a few beverages before calling it a night.

The scene she thought she'd be negotiating took on a life of it's own when the spikey-haired Dom across the room noticed her, and wouldn't take no for an answer.

Inner scoop: If you like your kink with a needle sharp edge and a bit of the sticky red stuff then Duke's got a valentine with your name on it...

Sorath’s Sinnis by Natalie Gibson

Elle Lovejoy has watched Nephilim claim her witch friends as mates for years. When it seems she's been passed up, she finds a way to get the relationships she needs as a Dominatrix within the BDSM culture. Her ability to hear the thoughts of anyone she touches makes it impossible to enjoy contact but Elle discovers that the blank mind of a person in subspace is perfect.

Sorath is a Nephilim mysteriously freed from his century long imprisonment for crimes unknown. Thirst has driven him near insane, though one drive - to get to the woman he senses is his Sinnis and claim her - pushes him forward in a world unfamiliar.

Can Elle's experience in domination help her rein in this beast? Can she tame him in time to save him from his own uncontrollable bloodlust? Will a being as powerful as Sorath submit to Elle?

Grabbing Fate by Jinni James

There’s no harm in a little one-night stand on Valentine’s Day right?

Ever since high school Samantha has hated Valentine’s Day. But, after spontaneously grabbing the arm of her sexy seating partner Drew, she’s thrown into a night of unbelievable passion.

A surprise awaits her the morning after.

Will she grab her fate or run from it?

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Breaking Hearts is a collection of valentine related short stories which can be read on any occasion.  This collection contains a little bit for everyone.
For lovers of paranormal romance Morgan’s Match by Krystal Shannan will hit the spot.  This is a beautiful story of lost love.  It always amazes me how Ms. Shannan can pack so much detail in a a short story. This is one of my favourites.
For readers who love their paranormal stories with a bit BDSM thrown into the mix then Sorath’s Sinnis by Natalie Gibson will be the right fit for you.  I was unable to connect with the characters as such it was not as enjoyable as I was hoping it to be.
Duke’s Valentine by Jennifer Kacey is suited for readers who loves erotica with a mixture of BDSM.  This is not my typical read and to make matters worse I just could not get past the whole blood and syringe concept.
Grabbing Fate by Jinni James is quite suited to readers who enjoy contemporary romance with a one night stand theme. I found this story to be enjoyable and it was easy to connect to the characters,.
Overall this was an ok read. If you are looking for stories that are steamy, hot, spicy and have a HEA then this anthology will definitely hit the spot.

About Krystal Shannan

USA Today Bestselling Author Krystal Shannan lives in a sprawling ranch style home with her husband, teenage son, and two almost teenage daughters. Her home is full of love and laughter and lots of animals. In fact the welcome mat warns visitors that it’s a zoo inside—chickens, rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, dogs and fish! You name it, they’ve probably had it in their home at some point. Krystal writes stories filled with magick, fantasy, passion, and just enough humor to make you laugh out loud. Join the fun and escape to a whole new world.

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