Tuesday, 26 April 2016

The Devil's Doorbell - Book Review by Voodoo Bride + Giveaway

The Devil's Doorbell
by Anne Calhoun, Megan Hart, Christine d'Abo, Jeffe Kennedy, Megan Mulry, Delphine Dryden and M. O'Keefe

What is it about:
A woman’s pleasure is a dangerous thing. A primal appetite that, once awakened, can never be sated. A secret that gives power to those who know it. A magic that, once unleashed, can never be contained.

Some say the clitoris is the devil’s doorbell, set to summon him forth at the merest touch…

It’s time to ring the bell.

Here are seven tales of sexual empowerment and erotic defiance, featuring the hottest storytellers of erotic fiction.

In the Garden, by Anne Calhoun
Forbidden fruit is the most delicious...
A wedding in the bucolic English countryside offers Kelsey ripe temptation in the form of a hot groomsman, Julian. Will the illicit attraction satisfy an old craving or stoke a new desire?

Exact Warm Unholy, by Jeffe Kennedy
Tonight my name is Mary...

Or is it? Sometimes she’s Tiffany or Syd or Bobbi. But whatever face she wears, she returns to the same bar, to find a new man and seduce him, safe in the knowledge that no one will recognize her. Until one man does.

Red Leather, by Delphine Dryden
Some activities are definitely not safe for work.
Maggie's sadness over being dumped quickly turns to relief and excitement when she discovers a new freedom...a new Maggie she could have never been with her ex. Combine New Maggie with Tim the Hot Mailroom Guy and an unexpected vibrator...and the office supply room door becomes the portal to a world of devilish fun.

Drowning on Dry Land, by Megan Hart
Some doors stay open until you close them.
Moving on from a past love, Bette Douglas has discovered a whole new world of satisfaction and contentment with her boy Damian...but when the past comes knocking, Bette's decision to answer it could change everything.

Devil in the Dark, by Christine d’Abo
When developer Shona needs to beta test her new app - The Devil's Doorbell - she goes out on the prowl for a man who will fulfil her wildest fantasies - oral sex in public. What could possibly go wrong when she finds her devil in the dark?

London Calling, by Megan Mulry
"Face-sitter wanted, in exchange for free accommodation in Mayfair." -Craigslist
She hadn't planned on being quite so adventurous when she decided to spend the year in London, but when she read the ad, she couldn't resist.

We Are All Found Things, by M. O'Keefe
Rennie's trying to forget her past; her mysterious new tenant is trying to keep his past a secret. But when Rennie finds out the truth about Luka she discovers as much about herself as she does her innocent lover.

What did Voodoo Bride think of it:
This is a seriously hot anthology. I will give you my thoughts about each one of the stories.

In the Garden, by Anne Calhoun
This is a well written story, but didn't work for me. It's about a woman who sees a man who reminds her of an ex and that's why she feels an attraction. I have to confess that all my exes are exes for a reason, and when I break up with someone it's a clean break, so I just don't understand how someone would feel sexually nostalgic about an ex. So that I didn't connect with this story, is all on me, I'm afraid.

Exact Warm Unholy, by Jeffe Kennedy
This story is the reason I wanted to read this anthology, as you might have guessed.
And it's another winner. The heroine in this story has her reasons to hide behind different personas, and it was a delight to slowly discover more about her. The hero is wonderful as well. There are some hot scenes, but the scenes where the two of them connect were the best, in my opinion. The ending was very touching and sweet.

Red Leather, by Delphine Dryden
This was a really fun story.
It's about leaving past hurts behind and trying to open yourself up for someone new.
I loved the sweet awkwardness of the encounter between Maggie and Tim. It made it both hot and touching. I will have to check out other works by this author.

Drowning on Dry Land, by Megan Hart
Another story with someone pining after an ex. I felt sorry for the new guy, who was sweeter than the heroine deserved, in my opinion.

Devil in the Dark, by Christine d’Abo
This is a fun and super hot story.
Shona is testing her new app, which should help women find a partner to satisfy their desires. She hits a delicious jackpot I can tell you. Another author to investigate.

London Calling, by Megan Mulry
This story felt more like the beginning of a story than a complete story. It ended just as I was wondering how things would develop. Still I liked it. It's not my normal sort of story as it has a pairing I usually don't particularly like, but here it worked.

We Are All Found Things, by M. O'Keefe
This is a really touching and sweet story. Both Rennie and Luka are scarred by things that happened to them, but they slowly connect and help each other cope. I loved reading how these two learn to trust again. Not so much a hot story, as one filled with hope and warmth. I'll have to see what other stories O'Keefe has written.

So all in all this is a wonderful anthology with stories that are hot, delicious, and touching. It gave me a wonderful story by one of my favorite authors, and introduced me to three authors I will have to investigate further.

Why should you read it:
It's a fun and steamy anthology

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