Review: Secret Identities Anthology

Secret Identities anthology
Series: Secret Identities Volume 1
Release Date: February 24, 2015
Publisher: Breathless Press
Pages: 174
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



Ever wonder what it’s like to fall in love with a caped crusader? Or perhaps you would rather be a damsel who loves to fall into the wrong hands? Breathless Press presents seven sultry tales of adventure filled with superpowers that would make any pants quiver with excitement. Face foes who are too hot to resist, and find love on the wrong side of the spectrum. These dashingly dangerous authors will have you thirsty for more:

Right Where I Want You by Brantwijn Serrah

Clarion City’s Midnight Defender finds himself in the clutches of his arch-rival, the sultry villainess codenamed The Mink. She’ll give him the chance to win back his freedom…but only if he gives her everything she wants.

Manipulator by Jen Bradlee

Manipulation has always come second nature to Addison, but an unexpected ally takes the time to show her where her true value lies.

Heroes for Hire: Striker by Winter Bayne

Shade is an average woman until the government changes her with superhuman powers. Striker is ex-military who sees the benefit of altered humans and turns his vision into a business, Heroes for Hire. On opposing sides, passions flare for them leaving one unanswered question—how good can sex get?

Hear the Heat by McKayla Schutt

Being a mind reader, Kelly struggles to find the perfect man as she puts criminals in jail. At a speed dating night she meets the sexy detective Brad in Richmond, VA. Find out if they can make it past the one night.

Edged in Flame by Ivy Bateman

“You and I can light up the world together.”

Ever since Lizzy first slipped into her super suit, she’s longed to hear words such as these from the perfect hot partner. But now that it’s happened, have they been said by the right man?

Playing Hard to Get by Brantwijn Serrah

Brooke doesn’t really play well with others, and she wants nothing to do with an organization out to recruit “talent” like her. It’s a little tough to refuse, though, when they send a recruiter with some very special talents of his own…

Bound in Memories by Jen Bradlee

Adele realizes too late that behind the façade of the perfect gentleman who saved her from prison beats the heart of a ruthless villain.

Find out what’s under the cape…


Review:  I love reading stories that are unusual and have lots of imagination. This collection of short stories are a little outside the box, at least compared to what I normally read.

Secret Identities is a seven book concept anthology exploring the idea of hiding one’s true identity in one way or another. Disguises, costumes, masquerade balls, invisibility, and shifters are all ways to hide one’s true self. A few stories address inner beauty, and some explore the fantasy of living in the danger zone for a brief period. The most interesting stories for me were the ones with a paranormal or super power ability like the Chimeran shifter and the Adipose Manipulator. These stories are all sexy, steamy and erotic, some more so than others.

Kudos to the authors for bringing these fantasies to life. There is a certain freedom that comes with hiding our identities, which makes this theme a titillating premise. Would you behave differently if people couldn’t recognize or see you?

I sometimes struggle with how to rate bundles because there are more often than not a couple of really strong installments and then a few that sort of stumble out of the gate. This one was no exception, but all the stories had their merits and none of them were “stinkers”. For me what brings this one up a notch is that all the stories were fleshed out evenly, none of them had that rushed through quality to them, and I was impressed with the vivid imagery in the stories and what magnificent imaginations!

Although these are not the types of stories I ordinarily go for, this anthology was interesting detour.





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