Wednesday 23 December 2009

Review: The Magical Christmas Cat - Nalini Singh and more

The Magical Christmas Cat 
Stories by Lora Leigh, Nalini Singh, Linda Winstead Jones and Erin McCarthy

Genre: Paranormal romance
Pages: 384
Published: 2008

New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh and top-selling authors Nalini Singh, Erin McCarthy, and Linda Winstead Jones have a special gift for readers this year: never-before published holiday stories featuring passionate romance, paranormal adventure, and a distinctly alluring feline touch. With four new stories - including one featuring Lora Leigh's genetically altered Feline Breeds - this is a collection packed with more surprises than Christmas morning, and more chills than the snowiest winter night.
(fantastic fiction)

I have saved this book since the spring because I wanted to read it near Christmas and I am glad I did it. It was a special feeling.

There were 4 short stories and my fav was by far Nalini Singhs story that took place in her psy changeling world. Stroke of Enticement. It is a story about Zach, a Dark Rivers soldiers, and Annie who teaches children, and who is not a changeling. It is s sweet story how they fall in love, how she is afraid to let him close and how he knows she is his mate. This story really made me want to read more Nalini Singh. And the cat in this story is then of course Zach, and what a yummy cat he is, grrrr.

My second fav, well, prehaps not fav. The next two were ok.

Lora Leigh had a story from her Feline Breeds books. Christmas Heat is the story about a librarian who hears some plans see shouldn't and Noble, the jaguar from the Sanctuary who will protect her. They seem to have been looking at each other for some time but never made a move. This story has got some danger, and love. It was ok to me, dunno of I had liked it more if I had understood the world better. Then there is this thing about the heat, and how it takes hold of you and wont let you go. Mates for life.

Christmas Bree is Erin McCarthy story about three witch sisters, and Bree is the empath. She has been having sex dreams about this guy, then someone shows up. She knows he wants her, she wants him, but they are so different. he is a lawyer, and she is a witch in strange clothes. They have a long way to go, and some sex some try first. This one was ok too. Oh and the cat here is running around with mistletoe, magic mistletoe.

Sweet Dreams by Linda Winsted Jones is the story about Ruby who owns a bakery and who gets a strange jade cat from a secret admirer. And Zane across the street who is not all what he seems to be. dark powers are at play in this story. This story was rather hm for me.

But Singh totally made this anthology for me, I so want to try her out now. I really enjoyed her changeling-psy world.

Blodeuedd's Cover Corner: Sweet and cute.
Reason for Reading: Own book
Final thoughts: Nice sweet Christmas stories for xmas.


  1. It's great isn't it when you find a gem like that? Glad to hear you enjoyed it so much. Have a wonderful holiday week and much happy reading in the new year.

  2. This sounds fabulous! Thanks I would have never found this one. Such a fun holiday treat. I love the cover, so vivid and magical. I want to reach out and pet the kitty!

  3. Glad to see it was worth the wait. I do love the cover.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  4. I feel like Singh has been all over the blogosphere lately! Glad you enjoyed this compilation.

  5. Kaye
    Have a wonderful weekend you too.
    Yes it was the perfect xmas book for this year, and I do love cats.

    The cover is just too cute, and sure want that cat too :)
    Happy Holidays!

    Yes it sure was, lol, must have gotten it back in April or something but wanted to wait.

    Oh she has been? Well she is very talented :D

  6. I paid $14.00 just so I could read Nalini Singh's short story. Worth. It.

    Great Review!

  7. This is the first review I have seen for this...great!!

  8. Lovely review, again! Glad that one of the four stories worked that well for you! It sounds like a nice X-mas read :)

  9. Sounds great for next Christmas.I love Singh's world, too.

  10. I remember when this book came out and you waited. I am so proud of you!!! But I am very glad to hear that you like Nalini's world. That is the next series (besides the Highlander series) that I am going to get. I have heard some pretty awesome things about that series as well!!!! And a rrrrrooooaaaarrrrr from you... I will definitely be getting this book!!!!
    Thanks for the review honey!!!!
    From my hear to yours... I wish you and your family a very blessed, warm, love filled Merry Christmas!!!!

    Oh... you might wanna peek at my place... lol!!! Santa is ummm...

  11. Wishing you the nicest holiday ever. Happy reading and blogging in 2010.

  12. If you enjoyed Singh's short story you'll love the psy-changeling series.

  13. Smokinhotsbooks,
    Lol, well that is the way to do it, and yes her story was so worth the book.

    It is the season :) It was fun, and now I am finally getting the whole paranormal romance/Uf thing ;)

    A very nice one, and a bit hot too and that is never wrong. Love some good old xmas romance

    I really want to try her books now

  14. Cecile,
    Oh yes roarrr, he was mmm, there is something about those cats that makes me purr.
    I need to get me some changelings.
    Yup I waited, not that easy, but I decided on it and now it has haunted me for so long, and I finally got to take it down.
    Happy Holidays Cecile! You know we all love you! *hugs*

    Happy Holidays!
    may the next year be as good

    I usually do not go for short stories but this one really worked for me so yes I do think I will like them :)

  15. Totally agree! This one is a nice Xmas read!

  16. Susi,
    I hope I can find a nice one for next year too :)

  17. You know I saw this one in Borders too, I went back to pick one up and they were all gone. I really hate it when I see one I want and it's gone when I come back! LOL I'll keep looking, I sure there will be more later. I haven't read anything by Singh before, so it will be a treat for me.

    Dottie :)

  18. Oh gotta love Singh, well after this anyway :)
    And yes I hate that too, you come back and all gone, with my luck gone forever

  19. I have this one in my TBR. I should have read it earlier in the week, but it's still a holiday week. So, I think I'll read this one next.

  20. Yvonne
    Yes there is still time before xmas is totally over :D



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