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The sassy ladies of sexy Romantic Comedy serve up some spooky and spicy Halloween fun Bewitched by Daisy Prescott A crush. A love spell. What could go wrong? Better The Devil You Know by Belle Aurora  When you know, you know. Mystery, Mazto Balls, and Moxie by Z.B. Heller A mystery weekend gets steamy and stuffed... with food. Spandex is for Superheros by Ruth Clampett Beware of t The sassy ladies of sexy Romantic Comedy serve up some spooky and spicy Halloween fun Bewitched by Daisy Prescott A crush. A love spell. What could go wrong? Better The Devil You Know by Belle Aurora  When you know, you know. Mystery, Mazto Balls, and Moxie by Z.B. Heller A mystery weekend gets steamy and stuffed... with food. Spandex is for Superheros by Ruth Clampett Beware of the terror of your Halloween costume not fitting. A Halloween Hook-up by Jennie Marts A sexy physic and a private eye solve a ghostly murder. Macabre Magic by L.H. Cosway Halloween, a bet, one spooky magic trick. Candy, Dentures, and Way Too Much Spandex by R.S. Grey He stole my heart in between gyrating geriatrics. Peckers by Liv Morris A hot cop with handcuffs and a dimpled smile can be frighteningly sexy. One Little Bite by C.C. Wood Even the big, bad wolf can fall in love. Double Dare (continued as Truth or Beard) by Penny Reid Never play truth or dare with identical twins. Red Rum by Ashley Pullo Trick o' treat, a girl to meet, blood sangria wicked sweet. Lights Out by Jodie Beau A single mom, a single dad, a common enemy. Will their feelings come to light on Halloween? Nightmare in Night Court by N.M. Silber  When lusty lawyers meet creepy criminals. 100% of the proceeds go to St. Jude's Children's hospital!


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The sassy ladies of sexy Romantic Comedy serve up some spooky and spicy Halloween fun Bewitched by Daisy Prescott A crush. A love spell. What could go wrong? Better The Devil You Know by Belle Aurora  When you know, you know. Mystery, Mazto Balls, and Moxie by Z.B. Heller A mystery weekend gets steamy and stuffed... with food. Spandex is for Superheros by Ruth Clampett Beware of t The sassy ladies of sexy Romantic Comedy serve up some spooky and spicy Halloween fun Bewitched by Daisy Prescott A crush. A love spell. What could go wrong? Better The Devil You Know by Belle Aurora  When you know, you know. Mystery, Mazto Balls, and Moxie by Z.B. Heller A mystery weekend gets steamy and stuffed... with food. Spandex is for Superheros by Ruth Clampett Beware of the terror of your Halloween costume not fitting. A Halloween Hook-up by Jennie Marts A sexy physic and a private eye solve a ghostly murder. Macabre Magic by L.H. Cosway Halloween, a bet, one spooky magic trick. Candy, Dentures, and Way Too Much Spandex by R.S. Grey He stole my heart in between gyrating geriatrics. Peckers by Liv Morris A hot cop with handcuffs and a dimpled smile can be frighteningly sexy. One Little Bite by C.C. Wood Even the big, bad wolf can fall in love. Double Dare (continued as Truth or Beard) by Penny Reid Never play truth or dare with identical twins. Red Rum by Ashley Pullo Trick o' treat, a girl to meet, blood sangria wicked sweet. Lights Out by Jodie Beau A single mom, a single dad, a common enemy. Will their feelings come to light on Halloween? Nightmare in Night Court by N.M. Silber  When lusty lawyers meet creepy criminals. 100% of the proceeds go to St. Jude's Children's hospital!

30 review for Shiver: 13 Sexy Tales of Humor and Horror

  1. 5 out of 5

    ♥Sharon♥

    I guess you could say I was more than excited when I got a PM from Penny Reid. She asked me if I would be interested in receiving an ARC for her story Double Dare that was one of the 13 stories of the Halloween Anthology “Shiver” that will be released on October 13. Even before reading more of her message my answer was YES but I started to do my happy dance when she explained that Double Dare is the beginning of Duane Winston’s book. WOOHOO!! Have you read Beauty and The Mustache? If you have I guess you could say I was more than excited when I got a PM from Penny Reid. She asked me if I would be interested in receiving an ARC for her story Double Dare that was one of the 13 stories of the Halloween Anthology “Shiver” that will be released on October 13. Even before reading more of her message my answer was YES but I started to do my happy dance when she explained that Double Dare is the beginning of Duane Winston’s book. WOOHOO!! Have you read Beauty and The Mustache? If you have well then you have met the Winston brothers and probably have fallen in love with every single one of them. If you haven’t then I hope you do because your missing out on an amazing story. Here is a link to my review. But beyond being excited about getting more of Duane, I was also thrilled to find out that 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the book will go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. So I accepted the ARC and immediately went out to Amazon and pre-ordered the book to do my little part for such an amazing cause. Here is a link to one click it yourself and enjoy! Double Dare receives from me. Though it was just a morsel of what is to come from Duane and Jessica, it was just enough to give me a shiver of excitement. Now on to the waiting for the summer of 2015 (gosh that seems so far away) because that’s when we should have . Within the 50 pages of this short story Penny, as per usual, gives it all to us. We get some time with Duane, a little time with Beau (Beauford), some time with Cletus and we meet Jessica James. Even with just the little we get in DD, I know there will be lots to love about Jessica. She is sassy, funny and sexy. In DD the set up is at a Halloween party of sorts. Jessica is dressed as a sexy Gandalf. It doesn’t take long for her eyes to connect with one of the twins (Duane/Beau). All night she is giving him “hot looks” which became hard to resist. Well as you can imagine one thing led to another and things got pretty steamy, pretty quick! “He kissed with dangerous and punishing hunger, his mouth greedy and demanding. He bit me, my bottom lip, then soothed and tasted the abused flesh with his tongue while grinding his hips against mine, his hard length growing against my belly”. Wow……things were heavenly for Jessica one minute, then everything came to an abrupt end the next. I hate to say too much because I don’t want to give too much away but Jessica finds herself in a situation with Duane and Beau that she hadn’t expected to be in. A bit confused and a little heartbroken she doesn’t know what to do next. A situation arises, Cletus to the rescue and before she knows it, Jessica is given yet another chance to test the “waters” with Duane. Playing a game of truth or dare she accepts the dare that Duane makes of her. What will happen next... If you love Penny Reid’s books then you have to buy “Shivers” and read Double Dare. I'm also excited to read some of the other short stories too. You have to check out the other authors that are contributing to this Anthology! HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE! ARC kindly provided by Penny Reid in exchange for an honest review.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Penny Reid

    I'm so excited... :-D I'm so excited... :-D

  3. 4 out of 5

    Geri Reads

    4 Double Dare Stars! This review is for Penny Reid's DOUBLE DARE and not for the whole book, Shiver. Will add some more review as soon as I read the whole thing. Jessica has been in love with Beau Winston since she was 13 years old. He's sweet, kind, and so unlike his identical twin brother Duane who did nothing but torment her her whole life. Now years later, Jess is back in her home town, and she finally found herself getting hot and heavy with the star of her teen fantasy, Beau. Only it 4 Double Dare Stars! This review is for Penny Reid's DOUBLE DARE and not for the whole book, Shiver. Will add some more review as soon as I read the whole thing. Jessica has been in love with Beau Winston since she was 13 years old. He's sweet, kind, and so unlike his identical twin brother Duane who did nothing but torment her her whole life. Now years later, Jess is back in her home town, and she finally found herself getting hot and heavy with the star of her teen fantasy, Beau. Only it wasn't Beau but Duane. Talk about mistaken identity! This is the beginning of Duane and Jessica's story. This was super short story but Penny Reid was able to lay the ground work, so to speak for Duane and Jess to finally get on their own journey to HEA. And if you've read and loved Beauty and the Mustache, then you definitely have something to look forward to in Double Dare. All proceeds of this book will go to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Merged review: An ARC of Double Dare is provided by Penny Reid in exchange for an honest review.

  4. 4 out of 5

    McGee Magoo

    13 SEXY TALES OF HUMOR AND HORROR! 100% of proceeds go to St. Jude' s. Only available until the end of November, so get it while you can! DOUBLE DARE by Penny Reid is included in this anthology and was generously gifted to me in exchange for a review My 5-star rating is based on Double Dare, it is the only one of the 13 tales I have read as of yet. For those of you who have not yet read , Penny Reid introduced us to six beautiful and wonderful bearded men, the Winston Brothers. Sinc 13 SEXY TALES OF HUMOR AND HORROR! 100% of proceeds go to St. Jude' s. Only available until the end of November, so get it while you can! DOUBLE DARE by Penny Reid is included in this anthology and was generously gifted to me in exchange for a review My 5-star rating is based on Double Dare, it is the only one of the 13 tales I have read as of yet. For those of you who have not yet read , Penny Reid introduced us to six beautiful and wonderful bearded men, the Winston Brothers. Since then fangirls have been badgering Ms. Reid for MORE WINSTONS! Luckily, she was kind enough to oblige and she will give each of the 6 brothers (Jethro, Billy, Cletus, Duane, Beau and Roscoe) their own book. She will start with twin #1, Duane, in to be released next year. In the meantime, she's thrown us a bone and let us have a glimpse into Duane's budding romance with Jessica in this novella, Double Dare. It's Halloween and Sexy Gandalf (Jessica) has got her tongue tied up in knots over sexy Beau Winston--the more gentlemanly and knee-knockingly sexy of the Winston twins. Sparks are flying and all the hot looks Jess is giving Beau results in some hot behind-the-curtains making out at the Green Valley Community Center. Only... My companion was most definitely not Beau Winston-hero, world's sexiest, nicest guy. No, no, no. This man was not Beau. This man was Duane. And this man had just done fantastic things to my nipples. Jessica doesn't appreciate the deception but fate gives Duane another shot when she appears at a bonfire at the lake for a game of Truth or Dare. I LOVED THIS STORY! It was funny and so sexy! Oy! Duane's lips are the stuff of legend, ladies! I appreciate that the fans were heard and the Winston tales will be told. I also appreciate that Penny Reid threw us a bone and gave us something A.S.A.P. But, I want more and will die a slow death until Truth or Beard comes out to show us how Duane and Jessica get their HEA. Of note, this is written in the 1st person with BOTH POV's! Yes! You will be in Duane's head, know what makes him tick, know all of the sweet and sexy things he thinks about Jess. I can't wait to read the rest of the novellas in the Shiver Anthology. These authors are generously contributing their work so that all proceeds will benefit St. Jude's. It's only available for a limited time and I encourage everyone to grab a copy while it's available. Happy Reading. http://smile.amazon.com/SHIVER-Sexy-T...

  5. 4 out of 5

    FMABookReviews

    First off, when I saw that 100% of the proceeds from the sales of this collection of short stories went to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, I immediately pre-ordered. Then, when I saw the list of authors participating, I got excited! I'm not quite sure how to do reviews for this as there are many stories, so I will try to keep my reviews short, and update as I read each selection. First up, Double Dare by Penny Reid Jessica James, was never the hot girl in high school. She didn't really date First off, when I saw that 100% of the proceeds from the sales of this collection of short stories went to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, I immediately pre-ordered. Then, when I saw the list of authors participating, I got excited! I'm not quite sure how to do reviews for this as there are many stories, so I will try to keep my reviews short, and update as I read each selection. First up, Double Dare by Penny Reid Jessica James, was never the hot girl in high school. She didn't really date, and left home for college a content, albeit geektastic, invisible nobody. Now, four years later, she returns home at age 21 with a Math and Education degree and is now the hot high school calculus teacher. Her childhood crush for the Winston twin still strong as ever; to the point that she can't think, talk or breathe in his presence. Everytime I try to speak it's like my brain forgets English, and I start slurring Swahili or Swedish or Swiss." Duane Winston has had a crush on Jessica since he was 16 and she was 14 when he pushed her into the lake and she pulled him in with her. Getting the best of him, she pulled off his swim shorts ran out of the water and threw them into a tree. her smile wide and crooked, "you think being mean is enough. Being mean and being smart is better." This is the start of an incredible story. I was captivated and so overwhelmed with excitement that when the book ended, I yelled, "NOOO!" Scaring my family in the process. Penny Reid's magic is back with this short story. It was funny, SEXY and tugged at my heart . Not always finding it believable, I tend to not like reading the male POV. But that hasn't been a problem with the way Ms. Reid writes it. I could read an entire book written by her in the male POV. The promise of what is to come as we get the rest of Duane and Jessica's story is thrilling. I continue to be a huge fan. Next, Red Rum by Ashley Pullo I have missed Ashley Pullo's wit. I have missed her writing. And I have missed Chris, Nat, Chloe and Adam, from the Bridge Series. With Red Rum, Pullo gives us a glimpse inside Chris's head. His POV was fantastic. I loved it. I could so see him getting into the situation he did at the "Halloween party". Pullo had me laughing with is story. But, when Chris saw Nat at the bar, I was swooning, and didn't want this to end. I wanted more. I have read each book written about this gang, and this short story didn't disappoint! “Perfection. Do you want a taste?” Natalie asks. I shift behind her, placing my hands on her shoulders, and pressing my mouth against her ear. “Soon,” I whisper.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Lady Heather

    5 Stars! Loved these short stories from most of my favorite authors! The stories were funny, sexy, and had just the right amount of paranormal romance which is perfect for Halloween. Highly recommend this book!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jenny - Book Sojourner

    This is a great anthology full of 4 to 5 Star reads. Great stories and supporting a great cause. Now I'd only read books from two of these authors previously, so I was quite excited about reading more from them. I wasn't sure how things would go with the new-to-me authors, but I was pleased with how much I enjoyed their stories, and look forward to reading more from them in the future. Here are my individual reviews: Authors I'd Previously Read: Double Dare by Penny Reid I loved it! It was awes This is a great anthology full of 4 to 5 Star reads. Great stories and supporting a great cause. Now I'd only read books from two of these authors previously, so I was quite excited about reading more from them. I wasn't sure how things would go with the new-to-me authors, but I was pleased with how much I enjoyed their stories, and look forward to reading more from them in the future. Here are my individual reviews: Authors I'd Previously Read: Double Dare by Penny Reid I loved it! It was awesome! It had just enough storyline for an entertaining novella full of sweet and sexy, but also just the right amount of temptation to make me want more, more, more. Hello, Duane! Way to heat things up, Mr. Reserved Twin. Though not so reserved all the time, are you buddy? The story beyond Double Dare is going to be fun. Can't wait for Truth or Beard!! I'm already in love with the Winston brothers from Beauty and the Mustache, so I am beyond excited to read their upcoming series, starting with Duane. If this is your first Penny Reid experience, trust me, if you like this, you'll want to read everything else she writes. Nightmare in Night Court by N.M. Silber I loved it. I didn't realize how much I've missed Gabrielle and Braden, They are so adorable. Between their courtroom hijinks and their off-the-charts chemistry, they are such a blast to read about. Plus, the Night Court situations are funny and quirky and perfect for a novella on Halloween night. This is great for anyone who has never read an N.M. Silber book, to get a taste of her humor and writing style. It's also great for fans like me who love this series and are excited for more in the future as Silber continues to write in this series. Can you say "baby"?! Authors I Hadn't Read Before: Bewitched by Daisy Prescott This was very cute! With two adorable college co-eds, a secret crush, a best friend with an interesting hobby, and a sprinkle of magic all around, and we get a sweet, magical love story. I really liked Madison and Andrew, and how they were written. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author. Better The Devil You Know by Belle Aurora Now this was truly a sweet story. The set-up that we know the couple yet also know there's an unknown factor to their relationship was very fun. I liked that we got to know them in an out-of-sequence sort of way. But Bastian and Emma were adorable with the perfect amount of mystery, and I loved them. Mystery, Matzo Balls, and Moxie by Z.B. Heller I'd not read Moxie's previous book, but in this little story she is something else. Moxie and her friends are full of spunk and crassness. The situations in this one were funny and awkward, and had some sexy times to boot. I don't know if Moxie's other book is for me, but she is certainly entertaining. Spandex is for Superheroes by Ruth Clampett This was a cute story about Nathan and Brooke hosting a Superhero Halloween Party. I was not familiar with their previous book, giving all the background to how they got together, but I still found Nathan and Brooke to be a great couple. Plus, spandex humor is always welcome, and very funny. A Halloween Hook-up by Jennie Marts I liked the whole opposites attract aspect of Finn and Zia's story. They were interesting characters and had just enough backstory to give a fullness to their story. They were sexy, fun, and intriguing. Then add in a mystery and some kooky friends, and this one was great. I'm looking forward to checking out the rest of this series. Candy, Dentures, and Way Too Much Spandex by R.S. Grey Ruby's story was pretty adorable. She's just the right amount of awkward and cute to make a fun story. I loved the 20-something girl with an 80-something year old best friend. Especially when that best friend has a cute, sweet grandson. Ruby and Sawyer were great. Add in a nursing home murder mystery party and you get a lot more fun. Peckers by Liv Morris Trish, the girl forced to return home, and Thomas, the cop who never left. I enjoyed their story, their attraction, and a bit of small town sweetness thrown in. The "Peckers" party was very funny. And ultimately, I just liked Thomas and Trish and liked their story. Too bad there wasn't more. One Little Bite by C.C. Wood I love a good paranormal story, and this one just pulled me right in. Ricki and Calder are hot! This one is very steamy. I loved the tension between Ricki and Calder, but nearly had a fit when it came to an end. This one sets the stage for their future book, so be prepared to be sucked in. But being my first C.C. Wood experience, I immediately bought the first book to this series, and look forward to diving more into this world. Red Rum by Ashley Pullo This story was a bit odd, with a strange mix of story tidbits. Spending a few hours with Chris was certainly entertaining. The situations he got into were a hoot. Chris and his friends were fun and appealing, which leads to the fact that there is more to their stories. I felt like this story was a bit complete but also left me wanting more. Lights Out by Jodie Beau So I wasn't sure about the direction of this one at first, but once I got into it I loved it. Cora and Ben's second chance book was a great combination of touching, cute, sweet, funny, and romantic. I loved getting to know this couple and the special connection they had. I could have read an entire book about them. Macabre Magic by L.H. Cosway I'm holding onto this one because I have the book the characters in this story come from, but I haven't had a chance to read it yet. But I am very much looking forward to it!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Mayas

    Nightmare in Night Court by N.M. Silber review... I fell in love with N.M. Silber characters because of their courtroom caseload. OMG, I found myself laughing at the oddest things that many will think I am crazy for. Only Braden and Gabi can deliver on quirky funny with a hint of WTH.... The Peterman case was down right my favorite. Poor Mr. Peterman died an unsatisfied man. It was funny how the defendant proved his case of not being a homosexual, yeah I caught that. I laughed too hard because on Nightmare in Night Court by N.M. Silber review... I fell in love with N.M. Silber characters because of their courtroom caseload. OMG, I found myself laughing at the oddest things that many will think I am crazy for. Only Braden and Gabi can deliver on quirky funny with a hint of WTH.... The Peterman case was down right my favorite. Poor Mr. Peterman died an unsatisfied man. It was funny how the defendant proved his case of not being a homosexual, yeah I caught that. I laughed too hard because on Nadine will throw it in a a sly. This was classic Halloween fun with rehashing on courtroom romance and HOT SEX... The ending have me thinking though, were they really HLS agents? Mystery, Matzo Balls and Moxie by Z.B. Heller Review Oh, I can read about Moxie all day and never get tired. She is just piss your pants funny for NO apparent reason. If you are feeling down pick up Z.B. Heller books and watch you start laughinh from beginning to end. Her character Moxie has on-liners for days. You don't know what she would say next but be anticipating sarcasm from the beginning. Oh, the joke Ryan and the gang played on Moxie was EPIC but the balls punch did me in. I laughed almost harder than chapter one. So, YES, beginning to end hilarious Halloween Moxie perfection. I kind of felt bad for the cheese danish but will eat those expensive Matzo balls anyday. If you are NOT already, get hooked on Z.B. Heller she gives Comedy a new name.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Lynzylee

    Bewitched by Daisy Prescott, what can I say, she always amazes me with her words. Excellent for her first step in NA and Paranormal at that! I really hope to read more about these two

  10. 5 out of 5

    Krystle ~A Booknatic~

    So far I've had the pleasure of reading "Peckers" by Liv Morris - This story was absolutely adorable, and perfectly written for it's word limit of 10-15k. It had a great plot line and awesome characters to go along with it. Patricia a.k.a. Trish goes back home to live in her aunts estate after she passed away, but to inherit the place, there are certain circumstances she has to fulfill first. Like leaving her life she built in N.Y.C. behind to live in her aunts old home for a complete year, bumme So far I've had the pleasure of reading "Peckers" by Liv Morris - This story was absolutely adorable, and perfectly written for it's word limit of 10-15k. It had a great plot line and awesome characters to go along with it. Patricia a.k.a. Trish goes back home to live in her aunts estate after she passed away, but to inherit the place, there are certain circumstances she has to fulfill first. Like leaving her life she built in N.Y.C. behind to live in her aunts old home for a complete year, bummer! BUT, upon arriving back in town, she has a run-in with an old crush...and that old crush has certainly grown up into a hunk of an alpha male!! Phew !! /fans self!! I highly enjoyed it, and would have loved to have read more! Plus, it has a fun epilogue at the end told by a 4 legged POV! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Since this anthologies proceeds goes towards St. Judes research, this book's setting is in October, and it's breast cancer awareness month they host a clever fundraiser for it and call it “Peckers” . I loved the idea and I actually wonder if it takes anywhere.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kayla

    This is a review of Mystery, Matzo Balls, and Moxie by Z.B. Heller. The author kindly provided me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. The Chronicles of Moxie was one of my books that I've read this year. It's refreshing to find a romantic comedy that's actually hilarious. Mystery, Matzo Balls, and Moxie lived up to my expectations as well. From the very first page, Moxie had me laughing at her smartass sense of humor. It made me realize how much I missed these characters. I definitely ne This is a review of Mystery, Matzo Balls, and Moxie by Z.B. Heller. The author kindly provided me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. The Chronicles of Moxie was one of my books that I've read this year. It's refreshing to find a romantic comedy that's actually hilarious. Mystery, Matzo Balls, and Moxie lived up to my expectations as well. From the very first page, Moxie had me laughing at her smartass sense of humor. It made me realize how much I missed these characters. I definitely needed more of Moxie and the rest of the gang in my life. It was fun trying to figure out who was "the murderer". The crazy hi jinx at the end was hilarious. It was interesting trying to see how Moxie and everyone got from one situation to another. I'm still not entirely sure what a matzo ball is though. I'll have to Google it later. I recommend this to anyone looking for a good laugh.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Ivy Deluca

    The Bottom Line This is a anthology with all proceeds going to charity. I didn't read them all but the ones I did were well done and fun, such as: Better The Devil You Know by Belle Aurora (3 stars) I like Ms. Aurora’s writing, and this was a cute little romance that wrapped up abruptly. Lights Out by Jodie Beau (5 stars) Loved it, very pleased with the character development in such a short story. History, chemistry, humor conveyed well to the read, all combined with tight pacing. I am eager to read The Bottom Line This is a anthology with all proceeds going to charity. I didn't read them all but the ones I did were well done and fun, such as: Better The Devil You Know by Belle Aurora (3 stars) I like Ms. Aurora’s writing, and this was a cute little romance that wrapped up abruptly. Lights Out by Jodie Beau (5 stars) Loved it, very pleased with the character development in such a short story. History, chemistry, humor conveyed well to the read, all combined with tight pacing. I am eager to read more by Ms. Beau. Bewitched by Daisy Prescott (3 stars) Very cute. One Little Bite by C.C. Wood (4 stars) Even the big, bad wolf can fall in love. Double Dare by Penny Reid (5 stars) Love Ms. Reid's writing and I liked this little setup story for a new series for her. I mean, identical twins....definitely catnip for me.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Karalee

    I've had the pleasure of reading "Mystery, Matzo Balls and Moxie" by Z.B. Heller. Another Moxie winner! Funny, witty, bawdy, and fast-paced. Not only do I love Moxie, and well, her moxie, but all of her friends are pretty amazing too. Miles, Renee, Raj and Ryan are all people I'd love to have in my life too. In this Moxie adventure, Moxie finds herself going against her will to a murder mystery weekend in Wisconsin. The cast of characters at this crazy weekend are hillarious! Can I please have a I've had the pleasure of reading "Mystery, Matzo Balls and Moxie" by Z.B. Heller. Another Moxie winner! Funny, witty, bawdy, and fast-paced. Not only do I love Moxie, and well, her moxie, but all of her friends are pretty amazing too. Miles, Renee, Raj and Ryan are all people I'd love to have in my life too. In this Moxie adventure, Moxie finds herself going against her will to a murder mystery weekend in Wisconsin. The cast of characters at this crazy weekend are hillarious! Can I please have a Miles too? I promise my hubby won't find out. Miles is his usual sexy self - from sexting in a car, to late night kitchen adventures. If this story is this much fun, I can't wait to read the rest of them!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Charray

    So far, I've only read Bewitched by Daisy Prescott but I know I will enjoy the rest of the stories from the other great authors as well. Bewitched centers around Madison Bradbury who is currently attending college in Salem Massachusetts. Madison's love life is currently in a slump but her best friend and roommate Sam, who thinks she is a witch, is on a mission to correct that. The banter between the two is interesting and entertaining. Will Madison find love in Salem? Will the story continue? Yo So far, I've only read Bewitched by Daisy Prescott but I know I will enjoy the rest of the stories from the other great authors as well. Bewitched centers around Madison Bradbury who is currently attending college in Salem Massachusetts. Madison's love life is currently in a slump but her best friend and roommate Sam, who thinks she is a witch, is on a mission to correct that. The banter between the two is interesting and entertaining. Will Madison find love in Salem? Will the story continue? You will need to read it to find out. I loved it!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Vanessa

    I received an ARC copy of Nightmare in Night Court by N.M. Silber which is one of the stories in this collection for an honest review. I absolutely loved Nightmare in Night Court. N.M. Silber's humor will have you laughing throughout the story. Loved reading more about Braden and Gabrielle (who are from N.M. Silber's The Lawyers in Love series). I received an ARC copy of Nightmare in Night Court by N.M. Silber which is one of the stories in this collection for an honest review. I absolutely loved Nightmare in Night Court. N.M. Silber's humor will have you laughing throughout the story. Loved reading more about Braden and Gabrielle (who are from N.M. Silber's The Lawyers in Love series).

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kristal & Charmaine

    Full Review at www.onceuponabookblog.com/blog/2014/1... <3 Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/onceuponabookblog <3 REVIEW ONLY FOR DOUBLE DARE By PENNY REID I already had this anthology on my wish list when I was lucky enough to receive Double Dare to read and review from the ridiculously talented Penny Reid. Squuueeee! AND it's a Winston brother’s story! Double squueeeeeee!!! If you've read Beauty and the Mustache then you know who the Winston brothers are, if not then you should read up Full Review at www.onceuponabookblog.com/blog/2014/1... <3 Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/onceuponabookblog <3 REVIEW ONLY FOR DOUBLE DARE By PENNY REID I already had this anthology on my wish list when I was lucky enough to receive Double Dare to read and review from the ridiculously talented Penny Reid. Squuueeee! AND it's a Winston brother’s story! Double squueeeeeee!!! If you've read Beauty and the Mustache then you know who the Winston brothers are, if not then you should read up! I'm loving that Penny Reid is working on bringing us more of these 6 brothers. The first of these books Truth and Beard is out 2015 and focuses on the characters from this short story.... Duane and Jessica... Jessica has grown up with a crush on Beau, one of the Winston twins and even now, as a grown woman she just cannot control her reaction to him. Which pretty much consists of going mute and getting close to suffering a heart attack! So when he wanders into the local Halloween party while she is dressed as sexy Gandalf (yep, sexy Gandalf!) You just know something is going to go down... Jess ends up in quite the compromising position... feeling hot flustered and then stunned when she realizes all is not what it seems. I wanted to look away, but I physically couldn't. He so rarely looked at me, I felt like I was falling, my surroundings fading away - everything except him and his blue, blue, blue eyes. The chemistry in this story between Jess and Duane is electric. Honestly be prepared to self-combust. The things that man can do in such a short space of time in such a less than ideal place... it's criminal! I'm starting to think that I'm going to have serious issues with having favourites out of the men Penny Reid writes. I'm turning into such a creeper book boyfriend hog! I've now added Duane to the list, and that's after only reading this little teaser. I'm ruined! A major reason why I'm such a fan of Penny Reid is her ability to be able to write from both POVs well. She captures the essence of each character and then focuses on the smallest details to really electrify the story between the two. I swear she is getting better and better at this. This short story was perfectly balanced with the majority from Jessica's POV and then the ending from Duane's... which almost killed me. Getting into his head was exactly what this story needed to push it up out of this world. I loved this story, and I'm seriously, SERIOUSLY going to have life issues waiting to see what happens next with Duane and Jess... I was always running after her, but this time I wasn't going to let her get away. I'm now off to read the rest of the short stories in this anthology. Please go and check it out. A great way to get a taste of a little bit of everything from a bunch of very talented authors while supporting a great cause! Received from author in return for an honest review

  17. 5 out of 5

    Lucinda Claire

    Nightmare in Night Court is NM Silber’s novella contribution to the Shiver anthology, which also includes short stories by authors Daisy Prescott, Belle Aurora, Z.B. Heller, Ruth Clampett, Jennie Marts, L.H. Cosway, R.S. Grey, Liv Morris, C.C. Wood, Penny Reid, Ashley Pullo and Jodie Beau. As comedy lineups go, this is quite an impressive list. I was so excited to hear that these 13 amazing and funny authors had teamed up to release a Halloween anthology, but even more impressed when I found out Nightmare in Night Court is NM Silber’s novella contribution to the Shiver anthology, which also includes short stories by authors Daisy Prescott, Belle Aurora, Z.B. Heller, Ruth Clampett, Jennie Marts, L.H. Cosway, R.S. Grey, Liv Morris, C.C. Wood, Penny Reid, Ashley Pullo and Jodie Beau. As comedy lineups go, this is quite an impressive list. I was so excited to hear that these 13 amazing and funny authors had teamed up to release a Halloween anthology, but even more impressed when I found out that 100% (yes, all) of the proceeds from the sale of Shiver was being donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. So, if for no other reason, the $4.00 donation is for a good cause! Buy the book! I’ve been carrying Shiver around on the Kindle app on my phone all month. Any time I find myself waiting in a line or on hold, it’s been helping me keep my sense of humor, in a BIG way! Now, anyone who follows my reviews knows what a fan I am of NM Silber’s work. I love her stories, her characters, her wit, and her writing, (not to mention, she’s just a really nice person). I have a Goodreads bookshelf strictly dedicated to “Silber Stuff” so I can track everything I’ve read from her and anything she’s got coming up. Nightmare in Night Court was a fantastic little Silber fix while anxiously anticipating her next release. Silber enthusiasts like myself remember Braden and Gabrielle from books one and two of her Lawyers In Love series, Law of Attraction, and Home Court Advantage. B&G make a return appearance in Nightmare, still engaging in witty banter and courtroom antics – not to mention their sexy antics out-of-court and in conference rooms (some of which still don’t lock). Throw in a dose of the outrageous defendants NM Silber is famous for, a sardonic and cantankerous judge stuck hearing arraignments (on Halloween, no less), and you’ve got perfect ingredients for a brew. Eye of newt and wing of bat have nothing on these guys! The Spirit Hunters Investigative Team (did you catch the acronym?) exploits nearly made me pee myself. And then, of course, in true NM Silber form, Braden and Gabrielle have now given us something to look forward to in future Lawyers In Love installments. (Yes, that was a sigh.) I haven’t had a chance to read all the Shiver stories yet, but if Nightmare in Night Court is any indication, I can’t wait for the next time I have to stand in line. Thank god for the Kindle app! Five hilarious haunted stars!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Red Cheeks Reads

    OMG! I LOVED LOVED LOVED these stories! While I love adult romantic fiction so much my first love and what I always go to will always be romantic comedy! I have always said that writing a good love story is hard but writing good comedy is near impossible so this collection was quite a gem for me to get to read. There was not a single story in this anthology that I didn't like and I loved reconnecting with some of my favorite autirs and discovering some new ones as well. While all of these stories OMG! I LOVED LOVED LOVED these stories! While I love adult romantic fiction so much my first love and what I always go to will always be romantic comedy! I have always said that writing a good love story is hard but writing good comedy is near impossible so this collection was quite a gem for me to get to read. There was not a single story in this anthology that I didn't like and I loved reconnecting with some of my favorite autirs and discovering some new ones as well. While all of these stories were hilarious and definitely worth reading there were a few that stood out amongst them all. Double Dare by Penny Reid!! Woot! More Winston Brothers. I absolutely loved her book Beauty and the Mustache and couldn't wait to get some Winston Brother's stories. This one was AMAZEBALLS and I cannot wait to get the full story as well as all the other brothers stories! One Little Bite by C.C. Wood. There has not been a story written by C.C. I have not loved and this was no different! Hilarious and fun I breezed through it and loved every second! Candy, Dentures and Way Too Much Spandex by R.S. Grey. OMG I died! Just died! This was great and like all fun and funny books written by R.S. Grey I read it in one sitting and immediately needed to talk to someone about the craziness I just read! I need more books from R.S. Grey and need them SOON Overall I have to say that this collection of short stories is worth every penny and since it supports an AMAZING cause I definitely think everyone should pick it up! ~miranda

  19. 5 out of 5

    Erika

    I love stories that get me into the holiday spirit, and what better way to get ready for Halloween than to read some spooky short stories by some terrific writers! So far, I have only read BEWITCHED by one of my personal favorite authors, DAISY PRESCOTT! Bewitched takes us to a college in Salem Massachusetts during the Halloween season! It is there we meet Madison and her friend/roommate Sam. Sam is very curious about Wiccan traditions and knows about witchcraft. Sam sees some witch like traits I love stories that get me into the holiday spirit, and what better way to get ready for Halloween than to read some spooky short stories by some terrific writers! So far, I have only read BEWITCHED by one of my personal favorite authors, DAISY PRESCOTT! Bewitched takes us to a college in Salem Massachusetts during the Halloween season! It is there we meet Madison and her friend/roommate Sam. Sam is very curious about Wiccan traditions and knows about witchcraft. Sam sees some witch like traits in her friend, Madison, but Madison ignores them. Madison is a bit skeptical, but is fighting against her own instincts thinking that she may possess some Wiccan characteristics, herself. Maddy is somewhat distracted by her crush on an adorable boy named Andrew, who is in one of her classes, to pay much attention to her internal beliefs. Madison and Andrew's encounters and banters are endearing and spellbinding. I found myself rooting for them, and wanting to be their friend! BEWITCHED in a charming story filled with humor, romance and just a dash of paranormal plot twists. I really enjoyed it, and am very pleased that Daisy Prescott took a chance and wrote a NA story for us all to love!! I am excited to read all the other short stories in this spooky anthology! You should read it too!! ADDENDUM!!! I have since read all of the stories and love them all to pieces!!! :)

  20. 4 out of 5

    Michele

    *I was given a copy of Red Rum by Ashley Pullo in exchange for an honest review.* If you haven't met Chris Brooks yet, what are you waiting for? The Texan is now living in New York and working at a law firm. On Halloween, he is introduced to the sexy and mysterious Lena White. Looking for a good time, he agrees to go to a party with her that evening. What follows is totally unexpected and absolutely hilarious. In Red Rum, we get to see Chris's sweet side as well as his playful side. This story ha *I was given a copy of Red Rum by Ashley Pullo in exchange for an honest review.* If you haven't met Chris Brooks yet, what are you waiting for? The Texan is now living in New York and working at a law firm. On Halloween, he is introduced to the sexy and mysterious Lena White. Looking for a good time, he agrees to go to a party with her that evening. What follows is totally unexpected and absolutely hilarious. In Red Rum, we get to see Chris's sweet side as well as his playful side. This story had me smiling from start to finish, and I found myself falling even more in love with Chris Brooks. 5 stars for Red Rum!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    OMG I love it already. I have only read "Bewitched" by Daisy Prescott so far as I was lucky enough to receive an Arc. I really like these characters a lot. Andrew is mysterious and brooding. Madison is sassy and sarcastic. Salem is the perfect setting for this story. I can not wait to read the rest of the stories in this book, I know they will be equally as good. You can't go wrong either as 100% of the proceeds go to charity. Great writing and a great cause. OMG I love it already. I have only read "Bewitched" by Daisy Prescott so far as I was lucky enough to receive an Arc. I really like these characters a lot. Andrew is mysterious and brooding. Madison is sassy and sarcastic. Salem is the perfect setting for this story. I can not wait to read the rest of the stories in this book, I know they will be equally as good. You can't go wrong either as 100% of the proceeds go to charity. Great writing and a great cause.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Tina

    So far I've only read Nightmare in Night Court by N.M. Silber, and let me just say that lady is brilliant! I adore Braden and Gabrielle, they are just the cutest couple. So this book takes place in the court room on Halloween night, when all the crazies run amok and boy do they! There is a little mystery, a little evening delight, and a whole lot of funny!! So far I've only read Nightmare in Night Court by N.M. Silber, and let me just say that lady is brilliant! I adore Braden and Gabrielle, they are just the cutest couple. So this book takes place in the court room on Halloween night, when all the crazies run amok and boy do they! There is a little mystery, a little evening delight, and a whole lot of funny!!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Taylor

    I got a to read 'Mystery,Mazto balls and Moxie'. So funny cant wait to read the other stories in this book. You have to get this book even if its just for this one story so worth it. I dont think i have laugh so hard while reading a book before...lol so dont wait get this book. I got a to read 'Mystery,Mazto balls and Moxie'. So funny cant wait to read the other stories in this book. You have to get this book even if its just for this one story so worth it. I dont think i have laugh so hard while reading a book before...lol so dont wait get this book.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

    Ok, confession time, I have only read "Bewitched" by Daisy Prescott and I would buy it on its own for three times the price! However I know almost every author's work featured in this set and they all ROCK!!!! Therefore I can't recommend this set highly enough! Come on and treat yourself Ok, confession time, I have only read "Bewitched" by Daisy Prescott and I would buy it on its own for three times the price! However I know almost every author's work featured in this set and they all ROCK!!!! Therefore I can't recommend this set highly enough! Come on and treat yourself

  25. 4 out of 5

    Dali

    Not all anthologies are created equal. Some are composed by the same author, some by several, all to give us the readers and fans more of our favorite characters and series. But few are made to not just provide with hours of wonderful reading and also help others. All proceeds from this anthology composed of thirteen sassy, sexy tales of humor and horror goes to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. And although I know a lot of these wonderful authors like R.S. Grey, C.C. Wood and Belle Aurora, I went Not all anthologies are created equal. Some are composed by the same author, some by several, all to give us the readers and fans more of our favorite characters and series. But few are made to not just provide with hours of wonderful reading and also help others. All proceeds from this anthology composed of thirteen sassy, sexy tales of humor and horror goes to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. And although I know a lot of these wonderful authors like R.S. Grey, C.C. Wood and Belle Aurora, I went straight for L.H. Cosway’s Macabre Magic because I couldn’t get enough of wickedly sexy illusionist Jay Fields and charming Matilda. In Macabre Magic, Matilda challenges her smart, handsome and charming husband to try his best to scare her, because she believes it’s a close to impossible to task. Can he succeed and win the bet they’ve made? Will Matilda’s immunity to horror films and all things that go bump in the night be enough to not fall for Jay’s ingenious mentalist tricks? “Your tricks are cool and everything, but they mostly astound and amaze me rather than scare me.” Besides the gripping tricks performed by Jay and described in vivid detail by L.H., I adore reading about these two characters and their sexy back en forth. “Clothing? What is this sorcery of which you speak?” It’s always so very satisfying to read about your favorite couples after they find their happy. Knowing they keep growing and reinforcing their relationship and not forgetting the things that make them so unique. “The thing about Jay was that even though he was laid bare to me and all his secrets revealed, there was always a hint of mystery beneath the surface.” Jay Fields will always be one of my favorite book boyfriends. He’s mischievous and sexy attitude, along with his love and adoration for Matilda will bring me back for more. “The only crush I have is you. The only person I see is you.” Shirver is not just a wonderful smorgasbord of wonderful authors and their short stories, it’s a chance to help. Complete list of shorts and authors Bewitched by Daisy Prescott A crush. A love spell. What could go wrong? Better The Devil You Know by Belle Aurora When you know, you know. Mystery, Mazto Balls, and Moxie by Z.B. Heller A mystery weekend gets steamy and stuffed... with food. Spandex is for Superheros by Ruth Clampett Beware of the terror of your Halloween costume not fitting. A Halloween Hook-up by Jennie Marts A sexy physic and a private eye solve a ghostly murder. Macabre Magic by L.H. Cosway Halloween, a bet, one spooky magic trick. Candy, Dentures, and Way Too Much Spandex by R.S. Grey He stole my heart in between gyrating geriatrics. Peckers by Liv Morris A hot cop with handcuffs and a dimpled smile can be frighteningly sexy. One Little Bite by C.C. Wood Even the big, bad wolf can fall in love. Double Dare by Penny Reid Never play truth or dare with identical twins. Red Rum by Ashley Pullo Trick o' treat, a girl to meet, blood sangria wicked sweet. Lights Out by Jodie Beau A single mom, a single dad, a common enemy. Will their feelings come to light on Halloween? Nightmare in Night Court by N.M. Silber When lusty lawyers meet creepy criminals. More reviews * Stalk us on FaceBook * As well as Twitter

  26. 4 out of 5

    Red Reader

    I was fortunate enough to read ARCs of Daisy Prescott's Bewitched and N.M. Silber's Nightmare in Night Court. Both of these short stories are wonderfully delightful. First off, in Prescott's Bewitched, we have college students Andrew and Madison. It's coming on Fall in Salem, Massachusetts and you know what that means..... Madison and Andrew have a class together, and as Madison begins to notice Andrew he is definitely noticing her. Throw in a freshman year faux pas that won't go away, a roommate I was fortunate enough to read ARCs of Daisy Prescott's Bewitched and N.M. Silber's Nightmare in Night Court. Both of these short stories are wonderfully delightful. First off, in Prescott's Bewitched, we have college students Andrew and Madison. It's coming on Fall in Salem, Massachusetts and you know what that means..... Madison and Andrew have a class together, and as Madison begins to notice Andrew he is definitely noticing her. Throw in a freshman year faux pas that won't go away, a roommate who dabbles in Wicca, and the history of Salem to make it an interesting, fun read. Bewitched is a great story. Laugh out loud humor, great characters, and the perfect setting for Halloween. Not the typical story from Prescott, but definitely has her trademark wit. Highly recommend! Nightmare in Night Court brings back my favorite characters, attorneys Gabrielle and Braden Pierce, from Silber's Lawyers in Love series. Trapped in Philly night court on Halloween, Gabby and Braden have crazy clients, a chaotic courtroom, and a grumpy judge with which to contend - the full moon certainly isn't helping matters. Even if you haven't read Silber before, this is a fun read. Full of her signature humor, unbelievable hilarious and/or crazy courtroom happenings, and sexy, fun times between the leads. It is a must read! If I could give more than 5 stars for these two stories alone, I would! Loved Double Dare! I cannot get enough of these Winston boys. I look forward to reading more about tnis couple. Sexy Gandalf works every time! CDWTMS - RS Grey Love her! This story was cute and funny. Would actually love to see this couple in a future bookor anthology. Looking forward to Penny Reid's Double Dare, and the stories from RS Grey and CC Wood as well!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    Red Rum is a Hilarious, Fast-paced, Lovable Tale! Five Stars! In “Red Rum” by Ashley Pullo, Chris Brooks is a handsome, charismatic Texan living in NYC. He has no trouble charming the ladies, but when he meets Lena White, a beautiful, domineering and mysterious woman who is immune to his usual pick-up line, he is determined to win her over by agreeing to her terms – a night on the town to an unusual costume party. Soon, Chris discovers that he gets way more than he bargained for in this fun, Hall Red Rum is a Hilarious, Fast-paced, Lovable Tale! Five Stars! In “Red Rum” by Ashley Pullo, Chris Brooks is a handsome, charismatic Texan living in NYC. He has no trouble charming the ladies, but when he meets Lena White, a beautiful, domineering and mysterious woman who is immune to his usual pick-up line, he is determined to win her over by agreeing to her terms – a night on the town to an unusual costume party. Soon, Chris discovers that he gets way more than he bargained for in this fun, Halloween tale of trick or treating shenanigans, inventive costumes and mistaken identity! Fast-paced, witty and sweet, Red Rum is a fantastic tale of how bad timing and an unexpected evening can turn into so much more! Ashley Pullo had me laughing the entire time I was reading this story, and the ending…oh my goodness, I needed a fan, the tension was so hot! The entire story is written in Chris’ POV, and it was so much fun to get inside his head. Don’t miss this story in the upcoming Shiver anthology. I can’t wait to read the rest of the stories in the compilation. ALL proceeds of Shiver go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. *I was given an advanced reader’s copy of Red Rum by the author in exchange for an honest review.*

  28. 5 out of 5

    Mary Allen

    If only I could give more stars I would. I have to warn you I have a love/love/hate/love this book...let me explain. The stories are novellas and are soooo good. I immediately read stories from the authors I know and of course I was not disappointed. Then I began reading the other novellas from the other authors that I have not read any of their work. I absolutely was pleased. So pleased in fact, that now here is the hate part....my bank account is going to take a hit. I have already bought 2 bo If only I could give more stars I would. I have to warn you I have a love/love/hate/love this book...let me explain. The stories are novellas and are soooo good. I immediately read stories from the authors I know and of course I was not disappointed. Then I began reading the other novellas from the other authors that I have not read any of their work. I absolutely was pleased. So pleased in fact, that now here is the hate part....my bank account is going to take a hit. I have already bought 2 books with the promise of buying more (don't know when I'll read all of the them!). Lastly, I love that 100% of the proceeds go to St. Jude's. This is a charity near and dear to my heart. Everyone needs to buy this book immediately!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Allison Smith

    I had the privilege of reading an preview of Daisy Prescott's "Bewitched" (one of the stories included in Shiver), and I have to say.....it was SPOT ON as far as the bits related to Wicca, and a story that made me giggle with delight. There's mystery, palatable tension between characters where needed, and just all-around awesomeness. (Oh, and check out the girl who set her drapes on fire - I hear she has a pretty awesome name!) I had the privilege of reading an preview of Daisy Prescott's "Bewitched" (one of the stories included in Shiver), and I have to say.....it was SPOT ON as far as the bits related to Wicca, and a story that made me giggle with delight. There's mystery, palatable tension between characters where needed, and just all-around awesomeness. (Oh, and check out the girl who set her drapes on fire - I hear she has a pretty awesome name!)

  30. 4 out of 5

    Samantha Glass

    So far I've read Bewitched by Daisy Prescott as she was so generous to send me an early copy. I loved this tale and hope this we see more of Madison and Andrew in the future. I love how Daisy brought in elements of Salem, historical American writers, college first love, and friendship. The tale made the English Lit major in me smile. You can't go wrong by spending some time with the story. I'm looking forward to the rest of the anthology! So far I've read Bewitched by Daisy Prescott as she was so generous to send me an early copy. I loved this tale and hope this we see more of Madison and Andrew in the future. I love how Daisy brought in elements of Salem, historical American writers, college first love, and friendship. The tale made the English Lit major in me smile. You can't go wrong by spending some time with the story. I'm looking forward to the rest of the anthology!

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