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Dreams and Desires: A Collection of Romance and Erotic Tales
Dreams and Desires: A Collection of Romance and Erotic Tales Book Cover, written by Jenna Bayley-Burke, Faith Bicknell-Brown, Amanda Brice, Sela Carsen, Rachelle Chase, Gemma Halliday, Candace Havens, Zinnia Hope, Jackie Kessler, Susan Lyons, Richelle Mead, Debbie Mumford, Rhonda Stapleton, Emily Veinglory, Bebe Thomas, Sasha White, Lois Winston, Shaunna Wolf and Kit Wylde. Edited by Marci Baun
Dreams and Desires: A Collection of Romance and Erotic Tales Book Cover,
written by Jenna Bayley-Burke,
Faith Bicknell-Brown, Amanda Brice,
Sela Carsen, Rachelle Chase,
Gemma Halliday, Candace Havens,
Zinnia Hope, Jackie Kessler, Susan Lyons,
Richelle Mead, Debbie Mumford,
Rhonda Stapleton, Emily Veinglory,
Bebe Thomas, Sasha White, Lois Winston, Shaunna Wolf and Kit Wylde
Marci Baun (Editor)
Author(s) Jenna Bayley-Burke
Faith Bicknell-Brown
Amanda Brice, Sela Carsen
Rachelle Chase
Gemma Halliday
Candace Havens
Zinnia Hope
Jackie Kessler
Susan Lyons
Richelle Mead
Debbie Mumford
Rhonda Stapleton
Emily Veinglory
Bebe Thomas
Sasha White
Lois Winston
Shaunna Wolf
Kit Wylde
Marci Baun (Editor)
Series Georgina Kincaid
Publisher Kensington
Publication date January 15, 2007 (Paperback & Hardcover)
Media type Paperback
Hardcover
Length 312 Pages (Paperback)
248 Pages (Hardcover)
ISBN 978-1934069226 (Paperback)
978-1934069233 (Hardcover)
Preceded by Succubus Revealed (Novel)
Followed by City of Demons (Short Story)

For other uses of the word Succubus, see Succubus (disambiguation).


Brushstrokes is a short story written by Richelle Mead and is part of the Georgina Kincaid book series. The work can be found in the anthology Dreams and Desires: A Collection of Romance and Erotic Tales. In this work the character Bianca Rinaldi is a succubus in the Italian Renaissance.


Overview

  • Title: Dreams and Desires: A Collection of Romance and Erotic Tales
  • Authors: Jenna Bayley-Burke, Faith Bicknell-Brown, Amanda Brice, Sela Carsen, Rachelle Chase, Gemma Halliday, Candace Havens, Zinnia Hope, Jackie Kessler, Susan Lyons, Richelle Mead, Debbie Mumford, Rhonda Stapleton, Emily Veinglory, Bebe Thomas, Sasha White, Lois Winston, Shaunna Wolf and Kit Wylde
  • Editor: Marci Baun
  • Published By: Freya's Bower
  • Length: 312 Pages (Paperback)
    248 Pages (Hardcover)
  • Format: Paperback & Hardcover
  • ISBN-10: 1934069221 (Paperback)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934069226 (Paperback)
  • ISBN-10: 193406923X (Hardcover)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934069233 (Hardcover)
  • Publishing Date: January 15, 2007 (Paperback)
January 15, 2007 (Hardcover)


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Plot Summary

Dreams and Desires an anthology published by Freya's Bower, is a collection of stories that cover the gamut of sensual levels and genre.

Dreams and Desires is a charity anthology, with the proceeds going to battered women shelters. So, in buying this book, you'll not only have multiple, great short reads--perfect for the pool or the morning/evening commute because they're so fast--but you'll do some real good.

Stories in the Anthology

  • The Forest for the Trees - Jenna Bayley-Burke: A sweet romance about trusting before you can love.
  • Song Without Words - Faith Bicknell-Brown: Letting go of the past and recognizing new love can be a hard lesson.
  • Love @ First Site - Amanda Brice: Though you're tired of dating, what if you tried one more time, online? And what if this date is the nicest surprise of your life?
  • The Christmas Prize - Sela Carsen: Julie Corrigan has recently made changes in her life. Divorced from an abusive husband, she is taking the first tentative step in her new life by participating in a singing contest. Pushing her ex-husband's negative words from her mind is harder than facing the audience. Can she escape her past insecurities? And can a handsome man listening to her song help?
  • Romance For One - Rachelle Chase: Mary fantasizes about a stranger across a crowded room. But daydreams don't come true--do they?
  • Confessions of a Bombshell Bandit - Gemma Halliday: Smart and very funny with a surprise ending, this is one bank robbery where you'll root for the thief.
  • The Velvet Mask - Candace Havens: For Payton Fielding, a Valentine masquerade ball sets the stage for love. All she needs now is to discover the identity of the man behind the velvet mask.
  • A Road of Misgivings - Zinnia Hope: A road trip and close accident give two brothers the chance to sort through what's important in life.
  • To the Core - Jackie Kessler: Grad student Wendy Ker, fights her destiny. Can she find love without magic or traveling to the astral plane?
  • Taking the Alleys - Susan Lyons: An unexpected visit is hampered by feelings of insecurity. Is love blossoming or not?
  • Brushstrokes - Richelle Mead: A lush and sensual tale. Bianca Rinaldi is a succubus in the Italian Renaissance. Stealing souls is a dirty job, but a girl's gotta make her mark on the world.
  • Red's Merry Mischief - Debbie Mumford: Fae mischief abounds in this tangy tale.
  • Baring It All For Mr. Right - Rhonda Stapleton: Joanna has a pact with her roommate to have a date for a relative's wedding. Will tearing her shorts climbing over his fence damage her chances with the new neighbor?
  • Blood and Feathers - Emily Veinglory: An angel, a vampire, sizzling gay sex. This story pushes all the envelopes!
  • The Wedding Policy - Bebe Thomas: It's 1941 and Belle's father insists on selecting the husbands for his daughters. Will her wishes come true or will her father's decision doom her happiness?
  • The Mirror - Sasha White: Sasha White delivers as always, with this sassy, sexy story of a woman stranded in a small town.
  • The Reluctant Bridesmaid - Lois Winston: A great little story of betrayal, friendship and sweet revenge.
  • The Forge: Jezren Dark Sky - Shaunna Wolf: In the far future, a woman of the streets struggles for warrior class and her destiny.
  • Secret Valentines - Kit Wylde: Being a boy named Valentine meant his own special hell on Valentine's Day. Will he find a way to turn the day into something good this year?


Book Review

The following review can be found in the External Links below::


Dreams and Desires an anthology published by Freya's Bower, is a collection of stories that cover the gamut of sensual levels and genre. Whatever your taste in fiction, you'll find satisfaction in this volume. I can say in all honesty, I liked something in each of these nineteen stories--from the most sizzling to the sweetest, from futuristic to contemporary.

In addition, Dreams and Desires is a charity anthology, with the proceeds going to battered women shelters. So, in buying this book, you'll not only have multiple, great short reads--perfect for the pool or the morning/evening commute because they're so fast--but you'll do some real good.


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