Paranormal Tales of Erotic Romance
Cleis Press, 9781573446556, 220pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2011
About the Author
Kristina Wright (kristinawright.com) is the editor of over a dozen published and forthcoming Cleis Press anthologies, including the best-selling Fairy Tale Lust: Erotic Fantasies for Women. Other titles include: Dream Lover: Paranormal Tales of Erotic Romance; Steamlust: Steampunk Erotic Romance; Lustfully Ever After: Fairy Tale Erotic Romance; Duty and Desire: Military Erotic Romance; xoxo: Sweet and Sexy Romance, and the Best Erotic Romance series. She is also the author/editor of the cross-genre Bedded Bliss: A Couple's Guide to Lust Ever After for Cleis Press. Her fiction has been published in over one hundred anthologies and her nonfiction has appeared in numerous publications, both print and online. She holds degrees in English and humanities and has taught composition and world mythology at the college level. Originally from South Florida, Kristina is living happily ever after in Virginia with her husband, Jay, and their two little boys.
Praise For Dreamlover: Paranormal Tales of Erotic Romance…
"This is a huge collection of very short but very steamy and romantic love stories with a paranormal twist. I was going to highlight my favorites, but the list was too long! There isn't a story in here that I wouldn't give at least 4 howls to, but almost all of them really deserve 5. They all succeeded on some level whether it was the unique storyline, the interesting characters, the ability to draw out strong emotions so quickly, or the flow of the words. I found some of the stories so amazingly unique, and I can't help but wonder how these authors come up with these ideas. It was just very impressive. Although each story was unique, they all fit together wonderfully in this anthology. The foreword by Megan Hart was very sensual and was a brilliant start to this collection. I'm so glad I read this and found a whole new list of authors that I will now search out. Dream Loverbook is definitely a keeper!!"
Kris at Bitten by Paranormal Romance
"Dream Lover is a fun and exciting anthology of paranormal erotic fiction. If you've ever read a paranormal romance, you have a good idea of what paranormal erotica involves. Yes, there are the usual vampires and werewolves, but there are also fairies and gargoyles and ghosts, oh my! The editor, Kristina Wright, has done a masterful job of choosing and arranging stories with a wide variety of fantasy elements and steamy sexual scenarios."
"Dream Lover takes the reader through some of the most interesting erotic fantasy fiction around."
Sandra Scholes for Love Romance Passion
"An imaginative collection of short and arousing tales involving a breadth of paranormal characters. Nice plot twists involving Lucy Feltouse's bored succubus or Kate Pearce's man of one's dreams locked in a tower give variety to the tales which feature a mixture of familiar and new authors who show their dexterity at creating hot scenes between unusual characters in all too brief tales."
Night Owl Reviews
"Overall, the whole anthology was good. Each story in Dream Lover was short and unique. All focus on different aspects of love and the way different people and beings can experience it. It was a very quick and easy read.
Athena at Paranormal Haven
"Kristina Wright delivers taut, breakneck pacing with snappy dialogue." Book Page
"Dream Lover, edited by Kristina wright, is a collection of diverse, elegantly erotic tales of paranormal romance."
Erin O'Riordan blogspot.com
"From mermaids to succubi to vampires, the Dream Lover anthology has it all. Stuffed full of authors both new and familiar to me, I found something to satisfy every mood I might have, as well as every mystical creature I’ve ever thought about imagining. I loved how the stories all had a similar thread running through them, but were all different enough to stand out on their own. Each will grab your attention and draw you into its own world for a moment or two before returning you home again. If you’re a lover of the exotic, erotic, and extraordinary, then this is by far the anthology for you."
Whipped Cream Reviews
by Kristina Wright, editor
Genre: Anthology, Paranormal, Erotic Romance
4 star RT Rating
"The erotic tales in Dream Lover differ in setting and character, but all are well written and passionate. There is a choice of paranormal seduction for every reader. All are original and entertaining.
Highlights of this 17-story anthology include Justine Elyot’s Love Resurrection,” where an academic is seduced by the ghost of her favorite poet. A fairy comes for a sugar rush from a pretty baker in Shanna German’s Devil’s Food.” In Shattered Belle,” Craig Sorensen proves that even ghosts get a second chance at love.
In Alana Noël Voth’s Moongirl Meets the Wolfman,” a shapeshifter finally finds his perfect mate. A Fae must defeat the demon with whom he made a bargain in order to stay with his lover in Ericka Hiatt’s The Eye of Pearl.” A woman finds her dream lover and learns about her own desires in Kristina Wright’s Thief of Dreams.”
Reviewed By: Keitha Hart, Romantic Times Magazine