Get your menage on with the Myths, Moons, & Mayhem anthology #BookReview #GayRomance #ParanormalRomance #Giveaway
This collection of paranormal gay erotic shorts is perfect for the busy reader.
As we head into the hectic holiday season, reclaiming every minute of the day can be essential, so I love the flexibility this book offers. You can breeze through one story in just a few minutes, perk up your day, then move on with it.
This anthology spans the gamut of paranormal genres and tropes and revels in sensual and erotic gay connections of the body and heart. Several of the shorts are witch or shifter themed, so it’s perfect for the Halloween season. Readers who enjoy short, snackable vignettes will eat up this diverse quality collection of male-male menage erotica.
Readers who enjoy short, snackable vignettes will eat up this diverse quality collection of male-male menage erotica.
Here are my favorite stories from the collection!
Inside Man by Clare London
I’m not usually into ghost romances. In fact, I tend to avoid them. I mean, where’s the fun if they can’t touch each other? But Inside Man is clever and creatively gets around the usual ghost romance restrictions. In Inside Man, a ghost accidentally possesses a man who is trying to comfort his lover and ends up bringing them closer together as a couple. For such a short story, Inside Man packs a lot of emotional punch. It’s sexy yet stark, joyful, and poignant—an excellent start to the anthology.
The Secret of the Golden Cup by Rebecca Buchanan
The second story in this anthology swings an engaging change of mood as we check in with a married couple set on seducing the talented antiquities professor who accidentally recovered an artifact they’ve been hiding for centuries. The author’s storytelling voice is lovely, and this short has memorable characters and timely wit, with some danger and sexy times mixed in. The imagery, the action, the spell-casting, the clash of magical cults…I loved everything about this story, and I can easily see this story spawning an entire series grounded in fascinating mythology and present-day magical shenanigans. I’d totally read that.
The Cave by Dale Cameron Lowry
This story is the first multi-menage of the collection, with m/m/m and m/m/m/m/m combinations. The 5x sounds complicated, but the men possess magic, so the sex gets a little creative. It’s also one of the more adventurous stories in the anthology, set on an archaeological dig site in an undeveloped area. The Cave is nicely developed, with unique characters and a believable magical story world. It’s pretty sexy too. 😉
The Endless Knot by Morgan Elektra
Oh, this story is luscious. Set in New Orleans on Halloween night, a vampire, a werewolf, and a human meet in the middle of a raucous crowd and magic is just waiting to play with them. Beau, the human, is lovely, the kind of femme man women want to be like and men want to be with. Decked out in leather, lace, mesh, and black velvet, he’s practically a siren, and Jackson can’t resist him even if human blood isn’t his usual preference. When out of the crowd appears Rafael St. Pierre, the wolf who is Jackson’s only regret, the sensuality of this story explodes off the page. Old flames reunite with a delectable new lover, and this story rebels in the attraction, the connection, the possibilities. Even if only for one night, a human bridges the chasm between two supernaturals whose natures crave dominance.
This Publishers note at the start of the collection is worth passing on:
Sexy Little Pages is a sex-positive publishing venture that supports and promotes independent erotica authors and editors. As a society we’re ashamed of sex and sexuality but we should celebrate it. Sex is an integral part of life, whether it’s fun, filthy, flirtatious, unfulfilling, an escape from reality or something else entirely. Our needs, expectations and fantasies are all different so we aim to publish for everybody and every body, across the whole delicious spectrum of genders, abilities, and desires.
Overall, I give this anthology a 4/5 rating. There were some stories I loved and some that were just okay, but the general quality bar was good. Readers who enjoy m/m/m erotica short stories should give this collection a try!
This review copy was provided by the Author. No compensation was received for this review.
My star rating:
Myths, Moons, and Mayhem: Paranormal Gay Ménage and Erotic Romance by Dale Cameron Lowry, Rebecca Buchanan, Elizabeth Coldwell, Rhidian Brenig Jones, Morgan Elektra, Greg Kosebjorn, Clare London, Carl Redlum, Rob Rosen
Published by Sexy Little Pages on October 13, 2017
Genres: Gay Romance, Paranormal elements, Paranormal Romance, Erotic romance, Shifters, Vampires, Witches, Menage
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Myths, moons, and mayhem make the perfect threesome—and so do the men in this anthology.
Enjoy nine erotic stories of paranormal ménages a trois fueled by lust and magic, where mystical forces collide with the everyday world and even monsters have their own demons to conquer.
A werewolf gets a lust-fueled lesson on fitting in with the pack, a professor unlocks ancient secrets and two men’s hearts, and a pair of supernaturals find themselves at the erotic mercy of a remarkable human. Ghosts, fairies, aliens, and mere mortals test the boundaries of their desires, creating magic of their own.
Penned by favorite authors such as Rob Rosen and Clare London, as well as by newcomers to the genre, Myths, Moons & Mayhem is an eclectic mix of paranormal lust and polymythic beings that will spark your fantasies and fuel your bonfires.
Inside Man by Clare London—At a London pub, a tear in the veil between the dead and living opens up new possibilities for a ghost who could only ever watch the men he desired, but never touch.
The Secret of the Golden Cup by Rebecca Buchanan—A classics professor finds himself at the center of a magical war. With an unfairly attractive student and a campus janitor as his only allies, can he stave off the forces of evil?
When The Big Moon Shines by Carl Redlum—A college student is intent on hunting down the man who turned him into a werewolf. But his mouthwatering neighbors keep getting in the way.
Careful What You Wish For by Elizabeth Coldwell—Josh dreams of meeting Mr. Right, so his roommate offers help with a love spell. Neither man is prepared for what happens when the spell begins to work.
The Cave by Dale Cameron Lowry—Losing sleep to the sounds of his tent-neighbors’ nightly lovemaking has nature photographer Ethan at his wit’s end. What kind of magic can convince the two men he should join them?
The Endless Knot by Morgan Elektra—The fiery romance between a vampire and a werewolf threatens to burn itself to the ground until a human teaches them to temper the flame.
Squatchin’ by Greg Kosebjorn—Two Bigfoot hunters get more than they bargained for when they set out on an overnight camping trip to trail the legendary beast.
Celyn’s Tale by Rhidian Brenig Jones—A young Welsh farmer is haunted by visions of his future lover, only to discover that the lover is not one, but two—and not exactly human, either.
Close Encounter of the Three-way Kind by Rob Rosen—In this quirky comedy, aliens arrive from another galaxy, but they’re more interested in consensual exploration than invasion. Alien probing never felt so good!
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Sexy Little Pages Press and Dale Cameron, author of The Cave in the anthology, are giving away a collection of gay romance and erotica during this tour. Find out more about the prize and enter to win by clicking here or on the image below. Good luck!