Review: Sinful Surprises by Leigh Ellwood

Sinful Surprises by Leigh Ellwood
Release Date: June 9, 2012
Publisher:  self published
Pages: 182
Source: Book provided by the author for review



Award-winning author Leigh Ellwood offers four delightfully sinful tales of passionate paranormal activity. From amorous fairies to sleek and sensual were-creatures, these stories have bite. The following titles have been made available individually in digital format. First time in print! Leading Lady – a cult TV star hooks up with two out of this world fans at a convention, and ends up auditioning for a role that will change her life. Excitable – A werewolf, cursed and cast from his pack, must find true love in order to reverse the spell. Can he find the right girl before the full moon? Sweet Surprise – A delivery driver making a stop in an eerie town becomes hostage to an irate, amorous fae seeking vengeance on her employer. Both end up taking the standoff lying down, literally! Sugar on Top – Spooky Sierra Glade’s top gossip columnist has her cake and eats it, too, when she attempts to crash a secret bachelor party inside the cake.


Review:  Author Leigh Ellwood has plenty of naughty tidbits to share in Sinful Surprises, a four-story set of paranormal erotica tales.

Individually, the stories are about novella size. They all have a connection, but they can easily be read as standalones. My biggest complaint is there is not more development, especially with the second story in the set titled Excitable.

Of the four books, Excitable is my favorite. I liked the werewolf shifter concept, especially the fact that Jeremy had to learn an important lesson. The humorous aspect proved to be quite entertaining. I would have liked more details about Jeremy’s rather colorful past. He and Jenna have chemistry, but there is not a whole lot of depth.

Leading Lady immediately made me think of Stark Trek. I thought the screen test portion of the convention was extremely funny, especially when Kray and Lane came into the picture. Since these stories are all paranormal oriented, the idea of an alternate universe made perfect sense. I found Dina to be an interesting character because of her no-nonsense approach.

Sweet Surprise and Sugar on Top round out the collection. While they both deal with delicious desserts, there’s plenty of spice to be found inside. All four stories provided a quick interlude, but more depth would have been impressive.