Review: Crazy Little Spring Called Love: Eight Magical Stories of Fantasy Romance

Crazy Little Spring Called Love: Eight Magical Stories of Fantasy RomanceCrazy Little Spring Called Love: Eight Magical Stories of Fantasy Romance by Cara McKinnon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 

 

 

Description

This delightful fantasy romance anthology features eight magical stories inspired by the awakenings and renewal of springtime. If you love gods and goddesses, fairies, djinn, druids, mermaids, witches, sirens and magic of all varieties, this is the anthology for you!

Traci Douglass – “When Hermes Met Eos”
One night. Two star-crossed immortals. Will their vibrant connection survive beyond sunrise?

Sheri Queen – “The Girl with a Broken Wing”
One damaged fairy. One half-human. One destiny.

Cara McKinnon – “Love at Dawn”
Sometimes mortals need a little push from a god and goddess to fall in love…

M.T. DeSantis – “A Hunt for Love”
Can a djinn and a clueless guy beat the clock, avoid the curse, and maybe even find true love?

L.J. Longo – “Seaweed and Silk”
A mermaid: hundreds of miles from her home on the ice, on a ship with a troll, a goblin wizard, and a pack of wolves. What else can go wrong? Oh, right. A flippin’ sea monster.

Mary Rogers – “Spring Fling”
A druid’s bargain gives Carson revenge against his former lover Carrie–at the price of her memories of them together. But did she truly steal his magic all those years ago? Or was the real theft his heart?

Elsa Carruthers – “Welded”
Welding Witch, Rena, is on the run. She’s not looking for love, but all the magic in the world couldn’t keep the sparks from flying when her rivals, Nate and Duke, find her.

A.E. Hayes – “A Siren’s Song of Spring”
She is sworn to sing men to their deaths. Until one sails into her heart

3 – Stars

This is a compilation of eight short stories from author’s who have graduated from Seton Hill University’s MFA program.
Some of the stories I really enjoyed, while others were okay.

I’m giving this anthology a 3-star rating because I found a few of the short stories rushed to the conclusion. (Yes I know it’s a short story. But, short stories can be well-developed and flow smoothly from start to finish).

The one thing I did enjoy about reading this book was being introduced to author’s I normally wouldn’t have read before.
At the end of each short story, there is a bio of the author and their previous work.

Happy reading!


Booksource: Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

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