Sunday, October 7, 2012

Review: Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories Episode 1

Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories Episode 1 by Tigris Eden (Goodreads Author), Ty Langston (Goodreads Author), and Riley Ross, edited by  Alicia Pates


Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories has a little of everything. From your everyday Contemporary Romance (The Getaway) To your Hot and Heavy Rockers turned Werewolves (Crave) and your Sci-Fi/Paranormal with Erotic overtones…. (The Genesis Project) Each Episode will entice its readers, draw them in. A quick Bedtime story before they dream, keeping them pleasantly satisfied while peaking their interests for next month’s installment. All for 99 cents. During the interim there will be previews of next month’s Episode…

By Author Ty Langston: CRAVE 

As a reporter for the Wakefield Post, Harper Erkstine has seen everything. From murders to robberies, all of her recent stories have ended with tragic consequences so great, that she began to question if she made the right career choice for herself.

 While all of her friends were dating, or going to clubs, she was winning journalism awards for covering the latest drive-by shooting or a home invasion that cost someone she knew, their lives.

 She loved her job, it was rewarding to be a crime solver and get to the truth of the matter. As much as she loved her job, but the hours of a Metro beat reporter began to descend her into burn out mode.

 She craved balance. A break, a welcome distraction every now and then. She forgot what it was like to have fun, to take a breath, smell the roses. Was it wrong to want a great career and to have some kind of a personal life? She couldn’t remember the last time she had a date or danced with someone from the opposite sex.

 In the middle of working on a missing person’s story that has rocked her town to the core, Harper decides as a favor to her friend and colleague to do a feature on local an up and coming rock band, called ‘Crave.’

 It was a break from her routine, but Harper soon discovers that this band may have ties to the missing person, not only does she question why, but she also finds there is more to this band than just their music.

By Author Riley Ross:The Getaway

The Getaway isn’t your typical romance woman meets man of her dreams, loses him and then they get their happily ever after. It’s a romance story with hints of drama and plenty of comedy. Mike and Juliet have been dating for about four months. Juliet is madly in love with him but has never shared her feelings.

 Mike hasn’t said those three magical words so she doesn’t even know if they are on the same page when it comes to their relationship. Mike takes Juliet on a two week vacation, so she can escape her family drama and stresses from her job. He has romantic surprises planned and there are several unexpected surprises for them both. How well do Mike and Juliet really know each other especially when an explosive secret from his past is revealed? Will their relationship survive a visit from his family and his ex-girlfriend? Will the secret destroy them or make them stronger as a couple? His mother has made it clear to everyone that she wants Mike back with his vile ex-girlfriend?

 Will his mother sabotage her son’s relationship with Juliet? Juliet does have an ally in Mike’s father. Will Juliet fight for her love? Or will she let him go without exposing his mother for her dastardly schemes? How far will his mom go to ensure she gets what she wants for her son?

By Author Tigris Eden: The Genesis Project

Old earth has been deemed unsuitable for life, New Earth is home. With the Uni-War over, races have joined together in order to sustain their way of life. All life was deemed worth saving, but only one race failed to submit. Humans. 

Now extinct, humans are a thing of the past, or at least their way of life. The people of New Earth won’t acknowledge their hand in the human’s eradication, but they have benefited from it. Dr. Vaggo Blackmore has found the answer, he’s restored his races way of life- sustenance through farming. The one thing that will give them back their long lives….. Blood: human blood. 

Biologically engineered in a lab, Genesis Blackmore has always been different. Her father has told her it’s due to her enhancements, the Federated Council sees her as a genetic mutation; and her fellow peers see her as the shiny new toy. Gen has had better days. 

Everyone on New Earth has milky white skin, platinum blonde hair, and electric blue eyes. It’s the norm. Genesis’ glossy, black hair, ice blue eyes ringed by gold, would have almost made her socially acceptable- if it wasn’t for her honey, almond skin and blue, gold veins. In a sea of milky white she alone is the dark anomaly. 

All Pars get their life’s nourishment through blood plasma. All Pars find their match through the tasting. Gen can do neither, forbidden by her father to do so. She can neither taste, nor be tasted. Something that’s never bothered her until now.

I have to admit I am usually not a fan of anthologies but this one I enjoyed very much.  Though each story was short and left with a cliffhanger at each story. It still left me wanting more. I wasn't sure how I was going to review this one, other than give my opinion on each story.

I loved this one for a couple reasons, I am a huge music fan and these guys were just the type of band I would go see.  I also loves the mystery that ties in with this story. The twist at the end put a smile on my face and I honestly can't wait for more.

The Genesis Project
This one was so different, such a unique take on vampires. I wasn't sure what to think at first but I quickly warmed up to this tale.  I really like Gen but I am left to wonder is she going to be matched or not and if so with whom?

The Getaway
This one had me hooked from the beginning and wow I am not sure I would want to be Juliet. I have to know what is going to happen and let me say I wanna slap a couple characters in this story.

Overall this was a fun very fast read that has left me wanting more , right now I can't wait!! Okay guess I have too .  So if you are looking for a quick read right before bed this one is for you.   Episode 2 coming October 27th and I will be there to get it! Because I just have to know what happens next with all these stories.


Author Bios:

Riley Ross: 
To date I haven't published anything yet but I love to write wrestling fan fiction, romance and light erotica. I will be married for fifteen years this month to my best friend and Prince Charming all rolled into one. I am mommy to two Syberian Huskies.
Tigris Eden: 

 Author of Shadow Unit Series, 1st Book Enslaved In Shadows... I love all things books! Music and much more! I write PNR, Contemp, SCI-FI, Erotic, and HORROR..... Yes I love the gore! Currently working on Burned In Shadows... Due out sometime in January 2013. There isn't much to say about me truly... I am not that interesting... But I promise to make you laugh at least once!
Ty Langston: 

 As a child, multi-published author Ty Langston loved to read about dragons and knights so much that one day, her grandmother told her to "just write about them." So she did. From that day forward, she never left home without her pen, a notebook, and some kind of music playing in the background. Her love of reading expanded from fantasy into science fiction, and eventually into paranormal romance and erotica. She enjoys different works from George Martin, Anne McCaffrey, Stephen King, and Jackie Collins. But some of Ty's favorite writers are from the world of TV and film: namely, Tudors creator Michael Hirst, and the late John Hughes. Ty has a certificate in Broadcast Journalism along with a degree in Business Administration. She is single and enjoys spending time with friends and family.



MusicSoothesMySoul said...

We are so glad you enjoyed Romantic Tales!

BLHmistress said...

I did so very much can't wait for Episode 2.

Unknown said...

I also toured this book! I have to say my favourite was The Genesis Project, did you have a favourite?

BLHmistress said...

Actually they all were in a different way, Crave for the unique twist at the end. The Genesis Project for the Uniqueness of vampires and The Getaway was just a fun read.

booklover0226 said...

I need to check out these stories; they sound great.

Tracey D

Shelly said...

Thanks so much for the great review!

BLHmistress said...

Your welcome :) can't wait for Episode 2

Unknown said...

I'll definitely be adding this one to my tbr list! =)

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