Everyone remembers their first trip to the circus–the home of fantasy and dreams. Where the idea that anything is possible meets a creative reality of alluring tricks and amazing acts of defiance. The big top is known for inspiring lust, awe, and happy memories, and now you’ll see it like never before.Some of today’s hottest romance authors combine the decadent memories of the center ring with all the flavors in erotic fiction in The Sin Circus. Whether it’s with a dominating Ringmaster, a lion tamer’s bratty kittens, or a dark Harlequin King, this show is sure to shock the audience with its dazzling dares and tantalizing tales.
Dark Surrender by Rachel Firasek
He stole her control, but she hasn’t completely surrendered her heart…yet.Claimed by the Blade by Mina Carter
He’s waited years to claim her. Tonight, she’s all out of excuses…
Ring of Fire by Lacey Wolfe
The Ringmaster must figure out his feelings before his ballerina goes up in flames…
Unmasking Her Dom by Jennifer James
Tormented by touch, the King of the Harlequin resolves to release his bratty sub before she strips away the last barriers between them, and discovers his secret shame.
The Bratty Lioness Tamer by April Angel
Two sexy female lovers. A new master ready to tame them. And the performance they’ll never forget.
Sweet & Sticky by Sabrina Garie
Recipe for forever: Mix a flailing writer with a down-on-his-luck agent, toss in a pound of cotton candy and an empty bleacher. Let simmer.
Twice the Pleasure by Georgina DeBurca
As the bindings unravel, two brothers race to save the woman who has captured their hearts.
With the Greatest of Ease by Anne Lange
He traded a trapeze and the catch of a lifetime for a life in a courtroom. Now he’ll share her, to catch her, one last time.
I don’t read a lot of anthologies for some reason, and when I pick up books like this I always think “Why the heck don’t I read more anthologies?”
This is a series of some very sexy stories that revolve around the Sin Circus. Here’s a breakdown of the stories you will find in this anthology:Ring of Fire by Lacey Wolfe
– A story about a ringmaster who gives his heart to a fire dancer. Can he lead the circus and love? Wowza, it was hot. I was a bit confused as to why Ramone felt such a great need to prove himself.
Greatest of Ease by Anne Lange – Nicco walked away from the circus and his first love to have a career in law. Yet now that his brother is injured he is called to be his replacement for the trapeze. He is reunited with Lucia and discovers that his feelings are still strong as ever. Can he walk away a second time? This was a M/F/M story (squee!!!) that was awesome. Nicco is smoking hot. My only complaint is that I wish it’d been a M/F/M story the whole way through…the end made me a bit sad.
Dark Surrender by Rachel Firasek – Ivy is the dark Mistress of the Sin Circus. She lets a bump in the road cause frustration that she takes out on her loyal submissive that has her questioning her ability to be a proper mistress. This is obviously a D/s story, but what is really great about it is that it’s not so much about the whole BDSM thing as it is about the emotions of the characters. It was a really deep story that I enjoyed very much.
Twice the Pleasure by Georgina DeBurca –Two brothers must save the woman they have both come to care a great
deal for after she experiences two very emotionally crushing events. This was a strange one for me. I enjoy M/F/M as much as the next person, but I’m always a bit uncomfortable when the bread of the ménage sandwich are brothers. Kind of a high ick factor for me there, but a good story nonetheless.
Claimed by the Blade by Mina Carter – Dani is the knife thrower. After her ex leaves their act in shambles, Dani is so busy saving it that she doesn’t notice the sexy beast that her protégé has turned into. But Dani is a lot older, can they transition to a romantic relationship that they both want or will the age difference be too much? I loved this story. Seriously, as an older woman I can appreciate a good story about a May/December relationship where the woman is older than the man. Probably my fave story of the anthology.The Bratty Lioness Tamer by Milly Taiden – Gabby and Crystal are the human lionesses of the Sin Circus. They feel something is missing from what they have together, and that something is a proper master. Will a blast from the past be what they are missing? A great ménage story with a lot of passion and history. Loved it.
Sweet and Sticky by Sabrina Garie –A concession girl who is a struggling author and a literary agent have a hot encounter in the bleachers. Wowza..one of the sexiest stories of the anthology. I liked that it was about members of the audience rather than the performers. And the sex was friggin’ HOT.Unmasking Her Dom by Jennifer James – The King Harlequin is a powerful Dom in the Sin Circus who’s hiding some awful secrets. He’s afraid of revealing too much to his submissive, but she’s not going to let him let her go, so she stands up for what she wants and takes their relationship to the next level. Obviously, this a D/s story, but it has a twist. As the submissive is willing to fight for her Dom when he needs her most. One of the longer stories in the book, but a great read.
If you ask me, the circus is the perfect place for mystery and sex. I can’t remember the last time I read stories that just oozed sex. They were steamy and the mood of all of them was original and mysterious. I really liked all of the stories in this anthology. 4.5 stars.
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