Do you imagine blazing gun battles, bandits, and saloons with watered-down drinks when you think of cowboys and the West? We don’t. Our minds go right to horse shifters, bull shifters, were-leopards, urban wannabes, an interrupted journey along Route 66, a man of mystery named Dr. Feel-Good, and high noon at the edge of the galaxy! The fourth time’s the charm as the Butt-Thology authors saddle up, ride their men hard, and put ‘em away wet.
Okay, note to anyone reading… Read separately. These would make a great lunch time read. They are smexy, with out being… you know….
(having to read all at once is tedious,enjoyable but hard going)
Overall I really enjoyed most all the short stories, some were funny, and most had a quirk to them that you couldn’t get away with in a normally novella or novel with out having to put a label on them that ‘time travel’ or ‘steam punk’ or something else that may cause someone to turn away.
Couple had me wanting to see if the author has spun the charaters into a longer story. And yes, even one or two I was glad ended.
What I liked about this one more then other anthologies, was the freedom that these authors were given. Each story was so unique from the next you’ve no idea which direction one was going to take you.
Then of course the added bonus is being able to read a new to me author with out having to buy a whole book, you get to sample the work and see if it suites.