Charmed and Dangerous: Ten Tales of Gay Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy

Author: Astrid Amara, KJ Charles, Charlie Cochet, Rhys Ford, Ginn Hale, Lou Harper, Jordan L Hawk, Nicole Kimberling, Jordan Castillo Price, Andrea Speed

Publisher: JCP Books

Rating: 5 stars

Buy Links: Amazon

Type: Anthology

Received from Publisher

Blurb:  Magic takes many forms. From malignant hexes to love charms gone amok, you’ll find a vast array of spells and curses, creatures and conjurings in this massive collection—not to mention a steamy dose of man-on-man action. Charmed and Dangerous features all-new stories of gay paranormal romance, supernatural fiction and urban fantasy by ten top m/m paranormal authors.

Rhys Ford – Dim Sum Asylum
For Detective Roku MacCormick, working Arcane Crimes is his passion. Now cleared of any wrongdoing for shooting his last partner, MacCormick is given back his badge… as well as a new case and partner. Trent Leonard isn’t exactly what he’d expected, but then nothing in San Francisco’s Chinatown ever is.

Charlie Cochet – The Soldati Prince
Riley Murrough goes from serving lattes to being chased by demons. If that wasn’t bad enough, he bears the mark of a shapeshifter king from a magical realm. Riley’s determined to get answers, but if the demons out for his blood don’t kill him, the urge to strangle the arrogant king might.

 

Review: “Dim Sum Asylum”

This story starts out with a chase scene–gotta love a chase scene. But the glorious phrasing, the vivid imagery shooting you right into the middle of explosive, colorful chaos, painting a clear, vivid snapshot of the city, the culture, the main character and his attitude–this is a WORLD-BUILDING chase scene. It creates a portal into Roku’s life, filled with humans and fae and anger and mayhem. Someone get me a ticket to Chinatown, ’cause I wanna go! Can’t wait to read more about him, his career, and his relationship with his new partner Trent.

“The Soldati Prince

Love Charlie Cochet’s relationship writing skills, and in this book she’s nailed it once again. Riley is a hesitant main character–he’s been coasting through life, not really motivated to do anything or BE anything–until he finds his real role as the mate of a shapeshifter king. Is he a little dismayed? Maybe. But once he spends some time with the arrogant yet intriguing man that bears a striking resemblance to the animal within, he begins to see the charming side to his demanding male. It’s the journey they travel to get from A to B that makes this story so unique and perfect ~sigh~. Great introduction to a writer who knows how to develop a connection between characters that works.

Additional reviews from this anthology can be found here, here and here.

4 thoughts on “Charmed and Dangerous: Ten Tales of Gay Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy”

  1. Reblogged this on Books,Coffee & Captured Moments and commented:
    If you have been around this past week, you already know I am super excited about this book. I have mine pre-ordered and should get it tomorrow. If you enjoy checking out the reviews before you buy the book, here is a treat. It’s About the Book has reviewed the anthology and split it into two sections. I will share both. Happy reading, Melyna.

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