Review: Ravaged Volume 1 Anthology

Ravaged Anthology
Series: Volume 1
Release Date: August 2, 2012
Publisher:  Breathless Press
Pages: 186
Source:  book provided by the publisher for review

Join ten authors as they reveal that things are not always as they seem. Don’t worry, they guarantee the sexy shifters in their stories will bite…And that you’ll like it. From lions to bears, dolphins to gargoyles; we’re sure you’ll find a juicy story to sink your teeth into.

Tamed by K.R.R. Bridgstreet
On A Full Moon by Silvia Violet
Pleasure Bound by SJ Thomas
Sheep Shifter by Erin O’Riordan
The Arcadian Cure by Annabeth Leong
Her Pride, My Joy by D. F. Krieger
Heart of Stone by Persephone Jones
Barely There by Leona Bushman
Internal Savagery by Mickey J Corrigan
Encantado by Heather Whittington


Review: There is so many great stories in this anthology. You get to meet all kinds of paranormals  in this book. Some of them will even leave you wanting more. You will get to meet shape-shifters, mermaids, and other beings.

Some of the stories will leave you shocked and they are different than anything you have ever read before. None are over several chapters. This book is a great way to read something from each author. They are each unique in their own way. Some of the endings will leave you wondering if there will be more written about them. There were a couple in here that I couldn’t really wrap my head around.

Tamed– This book is about shifters. This story is something that will take you to a different place and really leave you wanting to get to some secrets that you never get the answers to. Rasa rides a lion and is very exotic and she never knows the lion Saul who she rides on can turn into a human until she is in her twenties. Saul is very protective over Rasa and saves her many times. You just never really get all you want to know in this story. I’m left with some questions that wasn’t answered. This story is just a little too out there for me and it wasn’t one of my favorites.

On A Full Moon– This book is a shifter book about wolves. Samantha is walking in the woods when she runs into this wolf and she knows she needs to get away. Boy is she surprised when the wolf turns into her neighbor and he becomes very demanding. Nate was turned into a wolf and know lives by himself in the woods. When these two come together it is explosive. When you read this book you need to love alpha’s that take over but still leave you with a choice to take it or go. I would like to know more about this couple and if it works out.

Pleasure Bound– This is another shifter story. Logan is a shifter who was kidnapped and is being held and tortured. This group is wanting to know where his clan lives and wants to know all his secrets. He has been held for two years and wonders if he will ever be saved. He does good until he meets his captures daughter, Celeste. He finds out that she is his mate and it is hard for him to lie to her. I can only imagine how hard it would be to know your mate is the one that tortures you for information and it would be different if she knew what really happened. This was a great story and I would love to read more by this author.

Sheep Shifter– This story is a little out there. It puts a whole new turn on Alice In Wonderland. If you ever thought that, that story was strange this one is even weirder. I just don’t really get this story much. Alice is turned into a sheep and is taken by a man. I just felt I was in another universe when I read this story. I can say that this wasn’t one of my favorites and I just really didn’t understand this story much.

The Arcadian Cure– This is another shifter book. Melissa and her boyfriend Kyle decide to see if the stories they hear about Mt. Lykaion are true. Turns out they are and Melissa has to do her best to save her boyfriend. Let’s just say that she has to tie him up and wear him out. This is a pretty short story but something that will make you want to read more.

Her Pride, My Joy– This is about a shifter and it is a F/F story. Tina works at a zoo and you just can’t imagine why she has to hurry and get to her office before a certain time. This story is about five pages and you don’t really get the much answered in this one. This isn’t usually the stories that I like to read so I just couldn’t get into it.

Heart of Stone– This story deals with Gargoyles. I love to read stories like this one. It had a great storyline in it and you know that you have to get to the bottom of Griffin’s secrets. There is a reason that he treats women the way he does. He knows there is something different about Sabra. Sabra has to do an interview about Griffin and she wants to get some answers on some things that Griffin doesn’t tell just anyone. They have a connection and you don’t get to it until almost at the end. This is one of my favorites in the trilogy. I want to read more from this author and I want more about Sabra and Griffin.

Barely There– This story has a werebear and werewolf. Fern is a bear-shifter that ends up having to save her daughter from a real bear. There is something going on with the bears that are making them different and they are getting angry and doing things they normally don’t. Bill is a werewolf that helps Fern save her daughter. In this story you see a wolf and bear have feelings for each other but they know they shouldn’t be together. I felt at the end of this story that there would be more. You never get to what is making the bears act the way they do and I want to see if these two can make a relationship work.

Internal Savagery– Bradley loves his girlfriend Melissa but he doesn’t get her mood swings. She has been acting very different and he can’t understand what is going on. He wonders why he is still with her at times. I will say that this story has a video camera to thank for saving this relationship. I just never really got this story. It was something different and the author did a great job with that but I was still left asking myself what really happened in this book.

Encantado– This is a story about a mermaid or siren whichever one you want to call it. Derek really likes this girl that he see’s at a party and wants to know more about her. Yara is what Derek has been wanting and he just wants to get to know her. The only thing Derek knows is that every time Yara gets with a guy they end up drowning and he has to get to the bottom of it. The way the story ended makes me wonder if there will be more.

Every story in this anthology was pretty hot and some was just a little too out there for me. I would love to read more by these authors just to see if their writing styles are different in their other books. I have found several authors that I want to read more from and some that I will look into. I enjoyed this anthology. It gave me a chance to read from some new authors and some that I have read from before.



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