General: 4 stars
Sex heat: 4
I am not going to lie. After my Natalie Acres reviews, it was hard to find some books that raised my interest. On top of it, my old e-reader decided to play tricks on me. I wanted to read a couple of books that I promised to review and pretty much all of them were not readable. My sony 505 e-reader does not recognize all the fonts in the pdf. So when one font is not listed in the memory, it turns the book in a mess: 80% turns into the papyrus font and 20% mixed in the middle with arial or times… which is completely useless to read. So each time, I have to reconvert the original pdf into word, then into pdf again… it is not that long because I have experience of it unfortunately but sucks when I am ready to read the book and bam cannot because of technical problem. sucks.
So this week, I missed a couple of reads like this. So I scrolled and scrolled to find something that I wanted to read. Again, I have my moments and I am picky. I am not jumping on every single menage romance. Sometimes it takes a while before I wish to read them.
That was not the case with the 3xtasy Lake series by Corinne Davies because I read her first 2 books when they were out but not the 3rd. So I decided to re-read the 3 books in a row and make a review as a series even if they are all stand alone. In fact, the publisher is right saying it is a collection, not a series. (oh wow! me saying something positive about this publisher? I must be sick! lol)
It is a nice series. I had a good time reading it. It was not an outstanding series but the reading was easy. I enjoyed very much that each book had different paranormal characters. It was original, unexpected and appreciated.
Book #1: Caress of Fur (168 pages)
Twins werewolf and one of them is an escort in order to find their human mate. The female has panic attacks and has some people phobia. The plot was nicely mixed and it was a very enjoyable read
Book 2: Embraced by Fur (181 pages)
2 werewolves, 1 tiger and 1 human girl. I liked the emotional part between the 3 brothers in this story. The woman’s insecurities was a bit too much but this is something I have to live with it. Pretty much 90% of the authors use the “I am not sure I can love more than one man” in their menage story. If not, it is about their “virginity at 25ish”. Overall, I thought it was a nice story, not much plot but the male characters were interesting.
Book 3: Wrapped in Fur (100 pages)
1 selkie, 1 male human and 1 faery woman. Shorter story. I always wonder if it is part of the publisher’s contract that the authors signed to deliver 3 books within XX period of time and the third book is always in my opinion rushed. I liked the originality of the story. I found more humor in this one versus the other one which was very nice and appreciated since it is rarer to find. I did not fall for the naive girl and I would have loved to read more about her learning of the new century differences. That could have been funny to read her clumsy reactions. Unfortunately this part was rushed. The friendship between the guys were borderline bisexual and I was almost upset to not see any development there. But it was a nice cute story to read.
Now… lets talk about sex because after all it is an erotica romance right? Sex was well described. Of course we have the ever always dual penetration sex scenes at the epilogues as if it is impossible for them to have one before that but overall, they were nice, not extremely original but hot enough. So yes, you will enjoy reading them.
So overall, it is a nice series. Again. No need to read them in order, they are stand alone. Yes there are here and there references of the previous characters but they do not interact between them.
There is something that bother me. I always wonder why all of a sudden in a series, the 3rd book or so become a novella. Most of the time, I have this feeling that the book is rushed. Here, with Wrapped in Fur it was okay and not so obvious but Kris Cook is one example with this publisher. I loved his first book novel Perfection but then all his following novellas were poor quality after that unfortunately. I understand that authors cannot write 5 stars novels each time but then I wondered if the lack of time to write means poor quality delivery.
Or maybe it is coincidence ? Let’s leave it that way for now.
Regarding the covers, I did not like much Wrapped in Fur. Although pretty, the female was not dead gorgeous as described and as expected as a faery but she looked like a little pixie little thing indeed.
Publisher’s description (Siren Publishing):
Word Count: 51,444
Erotic Paranormal Ménage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, werewolves
Mai isn’t impressed when she discovers her friend has set her up on a surprise blind date, but a bad date is the least of her worries. She is about to discover that humans aren’t the only predators walking the streets of Toronto. Now, Mai faces two choices—returning to her safe world alone or standing up to not one but two of the most dominant men she has ever met.
Twin werewolves, Vencel and Gaspar, escaped their war-torn homeland and discovered a new home in the wilds of Algonquin Park. They never expected to find their mate in a fragile, human woman. Convincing her of their true natures proves harder than they anticipated, especially now that an old enemy has found them and is threatening to destroy their new home and family.
Word Count: 55,678
Erotic Paranormal Ménage a Quatre Romance, M/F/M/M, werewolves]
Carol never expected to attract the attention of one, let alone three, gorgeous men. She’s in town to help a friend out and never planned for a permanent change. Ecstasy Lake has secrets around every corner, and living here might end up more dangerous than going back to a normal life in the city. Can she break past her own insecurities and accept a triple dose of love?
Jaxon, Kaden, and Sloan Henderson are known for their closeness and loyalty to each other, but lately the three of them have been fighting over everything. Now that they’ve found the woman of their dreams, how are they going to share her if they can’t have a civil conversation with each other? Can they get this big-city girl to give up the life she has known and come live in a small town with them?
Word Count: 31,488
Erotic Fantasy/Paranormal Ménage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, faeries, shape-shifters]
Centuries ago, a young faery committed what was considered a dangerous lack of judgment among her kind—she fell in love with a human.
Holly’s release from a crystal prison comes with a price. Before Christmas morning, she must atone for the selfish curse she once cast on the human who betrayed her, or she will fade away.
Colwyn and Brand were best friends until a decade ago when a tragedy tore them apart. They both carry emotional scars from that event and haven’t spoken since.
The ethereal woman who brings Colwyn and Brand together again fascinates them both, but loving her is a risk they’re afraid to take. Can they trust each other and accept a gift-wrapped second chance to share one love, and will Holly help heal their emotional wounds?
If they aren’t willing to love her, Holly will pay for her past mistakes with her life. Ecstasy Lake is a sanctuary for many secrets, but can it withstand a curse?