All of these stories showcased some of my favorite authors and they delivered great short stories that delivered punch and hunky leading men. The women are strong in their own right and were equal min strength to theheros and the villains. The first story from Angela Knight introduced new technolgy, a time travel concept that intrigues and new villains without the story feeling rushed or incompete.
Then Jennifer Ashley delivered a were-bear and her family. Her family and her shifter town neighbors defer to her in all things and she is the boss-until her cubs decide she needs a mate. The story was interesting, but was not as complete as the first chapter of this anthology.
I liked Jean Johnson's story of a steam-punk future. This story felt like a lead in to a series or a gap story, filling in some important information or a character from a series. Be that as it may, Jean Johnson delivered a delightful short story, full of interesting cooncepts. The two characters develop a believable, however short romance that crossed the bounderies of class and two separate worlds-these were short stories, after all. I will read this story again and I wll purchase more of Ms. Johnsons work.
The last story from Hannah Martine brought a heroic soldier together with a shy doctor from different castes-this whole book, with the exception of Angela Knight's story, deals with the separation of the classes and the problems brought on by the narrow mindedness of the civilizations in the back stories. I just loved Hannah Martines story, especially with the overweight cat sideline. This story had an interesting premise and a thrilling conclusion. I will buy more of Hannah Martines work in the future.
Every story was satisfying, and I liked the well thought out storylines. I will read this entire book again