Shiver: 13 Sexy Tales of Humor and Horror
by Various Authors

October 30, 2014 Review 0 ★★★★

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Shiver: 13 Sexy Tales of Humor and Horror by Various AuthorsShiver: 13 Sexy Tales of Humor and Horror by Various Authors
Published by Self-Published on 13th October 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 593
Format: eBook
Source: Author, Purchased from Amazon
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four-stars

The sassy ladies of sexy romantic comedy serve up some spooky and spicy Halloween fun.
 
Bewitched by Daisy Prescott
 
Better The Devil You Know by Belle Aurora 
 
Mystery, Mazto Balls, and Moxie by Z.B. Heller
 
Spandex is for Superheroes by Ruth Clampett
 
A Halloween Hook-up by Jennie Marts
 
Macabre Magic by L.H. Cosway
 
Candy, Dentures, and Way Too Much Spandex by R.S. Grey
 
Peckers by Liv Morris
 
One Little Bite by C.C. Wood
 
Double Dare by Penny Reid
 
Red Rum by Ashley Pullo
 
Lights Out by Jodie Beau
 
Nightmare in Night Court by N.M. Silber

review

Reviewed by Kelly

Lights Out by Jodie Beau

I received an eARC in exchange for an honest review

I am a huge fan of Jodie Beau’s. Huuuge. When I heard she had a short story in Shiver, one that featured brand new characters, I knew I had to read it. And let me say, Jodie did not disappoint with Lights Out. It was filled to the brim with her trademark humour, easy to read writing style, characters that are far from perfect but all the more lovable because of it, and Bento boxes!! It’s like Jodie was inside my head when she wrote about the F*cker Mothers and their quest for the best Bento boxes!!

Lights Out was the story of Cora, a single mother striving to do her best for her young daughter whilst lusting after one of the dads at her daughter’s school – the same guy she’d lusted after since they’d played a game of Lights Out together in high school. I loved Cora and how she owned her inadequacies, how she realised she’d never been on a par with the “perfection” of the F*cker Mothers so didn’t bother trying, and how she gave her daughter the best life she could. I LOVED BEN!! He was swoon-worthy! And the Halloween texting?! So cute! After reading this short story I am so ready for more from Jodie Beau. She needs to get on that, STAT.

5 stars

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Reviewed by Shannon

Bewitched by Daisy Prescott

I purchased this book from Amazon.

The fact that this story took place in Salem had me intrigued immediately. I loved the idea of witches and spells and all things magical. Bewitched was about Madison, a junior at Hawthorne College in Salem, who found herself casting a love spell after visiting a shop filled with witchy things and meeting the owner of the shop.

I thought the whole supernatural aspect was really interesting. While it did have a magical feel to it with the witchcraft and the possibility of Madison descending from witches, there was still a cute and funny story about Madison trying to attract the attention of a classmate. Her interactions with her roommate, Sam were fun, especially when they did the ritual to cleanse Madison’s aura. And I loved the costume Sam created for Madison. It was pretty clever. I was also a fan of the interactions between Andrew and Madison. I liked the mystery surrounding both of them and their relationship. All in all, it was a cute, fast read with just the right hint of magic to it.

4.5 stars

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Reviewed by Joanne

Double Dare by Penny Reid

I purchased this book from Amazon.

One of my favourite stories from this collection was Double Dare by Penny Reid. I haven’t read anything by Penny before, but after reading this short story I have been adding her books to my reading list.

Double Dare is the story of Jessica James, who has recently returned to her home town after college, and twins Duane and Beau Winston. Jessica has always had a crush on Beau, but even though he’s Beau’s twin, she has never been attracted to Duane. She could always tell them apart by the way her body reacted to each of them so when she’s at the Halloween party and spots one of the twins on the other side of the room she’s 100% sure it’s Beau. Or is it?

I loved the interaction between the characters, the pretty steamy moment at the party, and when the story came to an end I wanted more. Luckily for me I’ve discovered that this won’t be the last from Beau and Duane (yay!). Their book Truth or Beard is due out next year AND it also transpires that there are more Winston brothers, four more to be exact! They feature in Beauty and the Moustache, so if you’re like me and have taken a shine to the twins, you might want to add that one to your reading list 😉

5 stars

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