This week I was reminded of why I should not waste good shekels on anthologies. You buy the book for 1 story; the other story is halfway decent; then there’s the one that’s complete freaking INCOMPREHENSIBLE. WTF?! I’ve read a handful of these and the best/decent/rubbish formula is a given. I should have bought the book on eBay or from an Amazon alternative seller, except that sometimes they poke your eyes out with s&h fees.
So in this anthology — HOT SPELL (excuse me while I die laughing), the BEST story is "The Breed Next Door". I’m not satisfied with the ending, but overall, very pleasant. "Falling For Anthony" and "Blood Kiss" are long-winded with glimpses of interesting vampire and paranormal stuff. "The Countess’s Pleasure". Omigah! There’s an hour and a half of my life I’ll never get back. I read on, imploring the story to make some sense. But no. It was a crapfest from beginning to end. If I decide to keep the book, I’m tearing out the 3 waste-of-time stories and keeping the Lora Leigh. Really, what else can you do? The cover is on my book list if you want to check it out.