Saturday, December 22, 2012

Duty and Desire Anthology

Title: Duty And Desire
Author: Anthology- Edited by Kristina Wright
My Rating: B overall 

Genre: Erotic Romance
Series: -
Release Date: November 2012
ISBN: 978-1573448239
Publisher: Cleis Press
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Sexual Intensity: erotic



Story Overview:
The only thing stronger than the call of duty is the call of desire! This anthology of military erotic romance serves up a team of hot-blooded men (and women) from every branch of the military who serve their country and follow their hearts wherever they might be stationed. When the mission is done, the unit is recalled or the ship pulls into port, they set their sights on a new target—the pursuit of passion and love. In and out of uniform, stateside and abroad, these military warriors meet passion and danger head on. All’s fair in love and war—in and out of uniform. Edited and with stories by Kristina Wright, wife of a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy,Duty and Desire includes stories of U.S. soldiers, sailors, aviators, Marines and Special Forces (Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, and many more. Uniforms have never been sexier!

Title: The Long Ride Home 
Author: Delilah Devlin
My Rating: B+
A Little about the Story: A hot little piece about 2 soldiers finally home where they can let off steam without the strictures of regulations to hold them back.


Title: Night Witch
Author: Connie Wilkins
My Rating: B-
A Little about the Story: After the crash of her plane, Yelena finds safe harbor and much more in this wounded soldier's home.

Title: Shattered
Author: Shanna Germain
My Rating: D
A Little about the Story: This piece was too dark for me to enjoy, but the prose is interesting. It has an almost poetic feel to it.

Title: The Grunt and the Ditty Bop
Author: Craig J. Sorenson
My Rating: C
A Little about the Story: There were a ton of similes in this story...to the point that it got annoying. Overall it was an interesting little read though.

Title: Fighting for Fresno
Author: Ericka Hiatt
My Rating: B
A Little about the Story: Interesting story about a hook-up. The story jumps back and forth between the present (in the bedroom) and the past (the date). A really creative method for telling the story.

Title: Homecoming
Author: Kelly Maher
My Rating: A
A Little about the Story: A gorgeous, emotional story of what happens when the most inconceivable news possible arrives.

Title: Passing Out Passion
Author: Lucy Felthouse
My Rating: A
A Little about the Story: A great little story about a couple who lost each other several years before and now have a second chance at love.

Title: Against the Wall
Author: Catherine Paulssen
My Rating: B
A Little about the Story: Enemies find passion for a single night in a rainstorm. Fun read.

Title: The Thunder of War
Author: Anya Richards
My Rating: B
A Little about the Story: A soldier suffering from PTSD and nightmares has problems separating his erotic dreams from reality.

Title: Sergeant Rae
Author: Sacchi Green
My Rating: C
A Little about the Story: An f/f story which I never read so it was hard to review. Two former soldiers who were both wounded, one more permanently than the other.

Title: Dead on Her Feet
Author: Elizabeth L. Brooks
My Rating: A-
A Little about the Story: A beautiful coming home for a female soldier from the warzone. Her boyfriend has a huge surprise for her at the airport on her way home.

Title: Out of Time
Author: J. K. Coi
My Rating: A+
A Little about the Story: A wounded soldier and another about to deploy who make a connection during his recovery. A really romantic story.

Title: Done
Author: Charlotte Stein
My Rating: C+
A Little about the Story: Hmm, what an interesting twist after a story that was almost too hard to read because of the lack of feeling. It makes it hard to rate.

Title: Wilco
Author: Christine D'Abo
My Rating: A+
A Little about the Story: Best story in the whole anthology. Really, seriously HOT!

Title: Christmas Presents
Author: Mercy Loomis
My Rating: A
A Little about the Story: An m/m story during the era of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Really sweet.

Title: Snake Dance
Author: Lynn Townsend
My Rating: A
A Little about the Story: A waitress in Vegas helps an airman fighting his nausea after too many beers and they both get much more than they expected.

Title: Home
Author: Michelle Augello-Page
My Rating: B-
A Little about the Story: The difficulty of being the military spouse at home alone.

Title: For Better or Worse
Author: Kristina Wright
My Rating: A-
A Little about the Story: Two active duty married soldiers finally get to see each other again in the middle of their six month deployment.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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