this book was amazing! ⭐️⭐️
It was awesome to be introduced to new authors & visit some of their characters..
Now I'll have to read all their books 😊
Helena especially did an amazing job❤️
Bane & Ruby are by far in my top 5 favorite couple by her 😊😊
I was so happy to read more from R&B, and get into Amie's head a little.
I can't wait for Hooking Up on November ❤️❤️
Thanks H 😍💞
What an amazing collection of sweet, fun-filled novellas from some of the bestselling romance authors we love! This anthology will definitely make your Halloween celebration a whole lot more entertaining and interesting.
So Much More by J. Daniels
Alabama Summer Series lovers, you are in for a delightful TREAT with this one because oh my swoony feels and cuteness overload!!! This novella was just that—SO. MUCH. MORE. It's complete and utter PERFECTION. My heart's bursting at the seams with so much love for these characters; I didn't know how much I truly missed each and every single one of them until I was deeply engrossed in their lives again. It feels so good to be back! God, these Bama Boys are LIFE and this novella will certainly quench your thirst of being reunited with them. Needless to say, I was freaking giddy down to my toes the entire time reading this one. J. Daniels knows how to rock a freaking anthology like it's nobody's business.
We get five amazing POVs in this novella—Ben's, Luke's, Reed's, CJ's, and Nolan's. Yup, you read that last one right! And boy, are you in for something really sweet and heart-melting from this little man. Ben Kelly starts So Much More with a tummy-tumbling and rather delicious bang. Ben and Mia's family has always had a special place in my heart. They just have the most ridiculously adorable family. Ever. And we witness a ton of that goodness here. Reed and Beth has something very kinky happening in the storage room of McGill's that will make you blush and giggle like a teenager. Luke and Tessa goes on a trip to the haunted woods that will creep you out—because man-baby—but ends up making you all weepy and emotional instead. These two have been my favorite from the start and seeing them struggle to have a baby will never cease to break my heart every time. CJ and Riley will ramp up the butterflies in your tummy for what they have in store. They'll make you squeal with glee and have you sighing like a lovesick fool all over again. And then there's Sir Nolan. Let's just say that this mighty knight will own your heart (if he hasn't already) by the end of this novella.
So Much More was the very first novella I dove into when I got Eye Candy and, let's face it, the main reason I was dying to get my hands on this. Because... Bama Boys! Need I say more? Get ready to swoon and melt. Sigh and burn up. Sniffle and break down. Laugh and wipe happy tears. J. Daniels will take you trick-or-treating back to Alabama and make you wish for the next book in this epic series already.
Getting Down by Helena Hunting
If you've read Helena Hunting's Shacking Up that was recently just released, you'll definitely fall in love and in lust with this one. It's the perfect sequel to Bane and Ruby's story and a huge tease for Amie's upcoming tale in Hooking Up!
This was told both in Ruby and Amie's POVs. As usual, we get the adventurous and funny Ruby. God, her mishaps were just too epic, there's not a chance you won't bust a lung laughing. And then we get a needy, insecure and jealous Bane which hit a little too high on the sexy scale. But it was Amie's parts that intrigued me the most here. I'm really hoping that this is the giant hint we're waiting for pertaining to her mystery man. I'm crossing all my fingers and toes that the guy I'm thinking of is the right one and who'll be getting Anarchy Amie back. Because for gods sakes, the dull douche canoe, also known as Armstrong, really needs to be booted out already. Like yesterday! This seriously has me all kinds of pumped up and excited for Amalie's book!
Getting Down has tons of hilarious scenes that we crave from Helena Hunting and there may be some dirty superhero fantasies involved that came true. Costume soirées and all that. After reading this, Ruby and Amie will certainly make you want to play dress up again and you'll get a lot of hot ideas from them on what to wear or be this coming Halloween!
Halloween Frights and Fun!!
By Fairest Reviews
A great mix of sweet and sexy novellas that are also a bit frightening in unconventional ways and allow readers to reconnect with the beloved and crazy characters from some of our favorite authors.
Fallen Crest Nightmare - Tijan
I hate to admit this, but this is my first time in Tijan's Fallen Crest world. I've seen a crazy amount of posts about Sam, Mason, and Kade, and their entire series is sitting on my kindle right now, but I just haven't found the time to get to them. Regardless of my lack of knowledge, though, Sam's drunken Halloween is quite the nightmare and it's easy to understand why she reacts the way she does when everything in her life turns upside down in the darkest of ways.
Fans of the series will be quite frightened by the events that take place in this short novella, so it's a good thing they only exists in their nightmares!
So Much More - J. Daniels
If there's one cast of characters that have stayed with me far after I've finished their books, it's the crew from J. Daniels' Alabama Summer series. There's just something about the way these heroes and heroines love and it's not just one couple...it's all of them...and with each filthy word, soft caress, and kinky position, readers embrace the wild, sexy, and sweet times with Ben & Mia, Luke & Tessa, Reed & Beth, and CJ & Riley, and we also can't get enough of the next generation of southern gentleman - Nolan and Chase are well on their way of becoming swoonworthy young men!
So Much More checks in on each couple and provides an update on how they're spending Halloween night in ways that only these couples can.
Getting Down by Helena Hunting takes readers back into her Shacking Up world and illustrates just how much Bancroft and Ruby still constantly crave one another and how Halloween costumes add a whole new level of foreplay for this sexified couple. This novella also sets up Ruby's best friend's story, Hooking Up, and I'm hoping that Amalie scrapes off her 'average' fiancé for someone more worthy of Anarchy Amie!
Bella Jewel's Unsafe Haven provides a night of ghouls and goblins for Jade to realize just how strong of a woman she is despite her past and gives her the perfect setting to let go of her fears and start a new chapter in her life.
The Pumpkin Was Stuffed by Tara Sivec had me laughing out loud from the first scene. As if Sam and Noel haven't had enough holiday mishaps but this time around not only is Noel pregnant and ready to pop but she also has to get through her best friend's Halloween wedding as well as her father's holiday decorating war with his neighbor, which definitely adds to Noel's fear of getting into the holiday spirit.
Tara Sivec's Halloween novella is the perfect story to close out this Halloween Anthology because in true Sivec fashion Noel, Sam, and her crazy family illustrates what true family dysfunction is in the most hilarious ways!
4 Poison Apples (The Fairest of All Book Reviews)
I loved all 5 Stories!!
By Burton 74
Tijan's Fallen Crest Nightmare: I've not read the Fallen Crest series but after this short Halloween read, I can't wait to dive into that series. I need to know more about Mason and Logan! Also, I enjoyed the "Scream" theme.
J. Daniel's: These short stories were so cute and they were like an extra epilogue into all the characters. Nolan's 6 year old love for Ryan was adorable! I hope that means we'll eventually get their story.
Helena Hunting's Getting Down: After reading this, I must read Shacking Up immediately! I loved how hot for each other Bancroft and Ruby are. I really hope Amelie is getting a book and she kicks Armstrong to the curb. I really don't like that guy.
Bella Jewel's Unsafe Haven: incredibly sweet! Bella Jewel described the perfect man in Oliver. Quiet, broody, built with tattoos and knew when to take charge. Enough said.
Tara Sivec's The Pumpkin Was Stuffed: My favorite family is back! The Holidays are my favorite family and I would have bought this anthology just for this story alone!
There is a whole lot of creative talent in this set of stories and every one of them was a 5 Star read for me. I can't wait to dig into the books that are related to some of these characters that I haven't read yet. I highly recommend it! ARC provided by NetGalley.
Four great Halloween themed novellas set in the popular series from each of these authors. Some I have read some I haven't but I enjoyed each of these stories. Tijan, an author I haven't read before, definitely caught my attention with her very scary tale. She had me going for quite a while!! J Daniels, an author I'm very familiar with also had a great story and I loved catching up on all the characters I had previously fallen in love with. This one definitely opened up some new reading material for me. I highly recommend this one.
A Frightfully Good Time!
This is such a fun collection of stories by an amazing group of authors! These Halloween shorts and novellas will have you swooning, laughing, and a little scared all at the same time! In my opinion, the Eye Candy anthology is not really a collection of stand alone stories. I think each story is best enjoyed after reading the previous works of these authors so that you're familiar with the characters. You can certainly go in and read this "blind", but I believe it is so much more fulfilling if you already have a bit of an introduction to the characters.
Each author's contribution felt like an extended epilogue of sorts. A way to spend time with our favorite characters and see how they were and where they were headed. My favorite of the anthology was Helena Hunting's Getting Down, followed by Fallen Crest Nightmare by Tijan, and So Much More by J. Daniels.
I really enjoyed returning to the world of Fallen Crest and spending time with Mason, Sam, and Logan. Other favorites appear as well, but you can't beat the threesome fearsome. As much as I loved it though, this was definitely a darker and scarier read. Fans of the series will surely gobble this up!
J. Daniels brought plenty of sweetness and some delicious heat while giving us updates on our favorite BAMA boys. The last chapter though, truly stole the show and I can't wait for more! Seriously, that ending was too cute!!
Getting Down by Helena Hunting read the most like a regular book to me. Truth be told, I have not read Shacking Up, but I completely fell in love with the characters (Ruby and Bane are freaking amazing!) and didn't feel lost at all while reading this. I definitely plan on reading it now though and am excited to read Amie's story next in Hooking Up. This was an entertaining read and a great way to set the stage for the next book.
If you're a fan of these authors, you really don't want to miss this anthology!
*I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book*