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Red Riding Hood (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology – Review by Jonell Collins

Red Riding HoodRed Riding Hood by Autumn Sand
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Red Riding Hood (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology is a book packed with steamy little short stories. Who knew there were so many ways to retell a favorite fairy tale. Memorable is the story called Ruby by Autumn Sand. Our heroine shares the heart ache of breast cancer and divorce. It’s a steamy little story for sure but Ruby shares with us through her story the difficult task of coming to terms with what we think about ourselves.
I think my favorite story of them all was Cloaked by Lia Fairchild. Fairly tame, without all the hot and steamy. What I think I liked best about it was it reminded me more of Romeo and Juliet, just without the senseless tragedy. I came away from that little story with a real good feeling.

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Red Riding Hood (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology – Review by Angela Hayes

Red Riding HoodRed Riding Hood by Autumn Sand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Red Riding Hood (Down the Rabbit Hole) is a fantastic collection of stories from twelve talented authors who each weave their own version of the classic fairytale “Little Red Riding Hood”. As such, each story is quite individual to the author, having their own unique take on the theme, and creating their own identity, mood and tone within the collection. There is so much to love about this anthology, from being based on a favourite classic- the authors also give us so many genres to enjoy: everything from romance, erotica, BDSM, reverse harem, fantasy, paranormal, psychological, post -apocalyptic, and even a little horror- just to keep things interesting. There is definitely something here to suit everyone. So, do yourself a favour, grab a copy and dive in.
The stories and authors are:

Ruby By: Autumn Sand
Finding Red By: Natalie-Nicole Bates
Cloaked By: Lia Fairchild
The Wolves Den By: Laci Page
Falling For The Hood: A Fairy Tale Retold By: Amy Allen
Redd’s Wolves By: D.A Stein
Little Red’s: A Red Riding Hood Short Story By: Darlene Tallman
River Runs Red By: Kay Elle Parker
Magic of Merlot By: Lorah Jaiyn
Redbourne By: Natalia Schellhaas
Brother Wolfe By: Ceecee Elaine
Waking Red By: Jess Bagnall

The book and stories pulled me in right from the beginning and kept me entertained the whole way through. I kept turning the pages to discover what new situation, genre and characters I would discover next. There were so many varied characters in this anthology- from a cancer survivor, to various shifters, MC bikers, hunters, an actress, Witches, and a wildlife officer, just to name a few.
Some of these authors I know and love, while others are ‘new to me’- which is exciting to find more books and authors to add to my TBR.
If you love the classic “Red Riding Hood” and enjoy a variety of genres and some really well written stories with interesting characters- then this is definitely the book for you!

Thank you to all the contributing authors!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Red Riding Hood (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology – Review by Erin Wolf

Red Riding HoodRed Riding Hood by Autumn Sand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give Red Riding Hood (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology, 5 stars.

This is a such a great anthology! Most of the authors were new to me, however I did recognize a few that I have read before. I was oh so pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed each and every one of them. Of course, I did have some that I like more than others, but that goes for any anthology really. Another huge plus, the variety. Even books in the same genre were different from each other. To me, that makes a fantastic book even better. The only thing each of them had in common was the theme.

The stories are well written and so entertaining — they are obviously written by some wonderful authors. If you like fairytales but want something more adult and different, I highly recommend this collection.

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Red Riding Hood (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology – Review by Cindy Rushin

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a great story. The heroine Ruby was a nice normal person feelings and problems. This story was great for anyone who has a physical or emotional problem because it gives the hope that love is possible. Autumn Sand wrote a lovely story and she has a bright future. I look forward to reading more.
The other stories in this anthology are good as well. Some of them are not for the faint of heart. Read and enjoy

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Red Riding Hood (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology – Review by Anna Hirsch

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Red Riding Hood (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology
4 Stars

I love fairytales! The interesting thing about this anthology is that the authors wrote about Little Red Riding Hood but put their own twists on the story. Each is a love story varying from tame to XXX. There is something for everyone.

Ruby – Autumn Sand

I loved this story! Ruby lost a part of herself and then her husband left her. Her self confidence was at an all time low then Mr. Wolf came into her life and made her feel whole again. The author did an excellent job of expressing how Ruby felt. I went through a range of emotions as if I went through it myself.

Cloaked – Lia Fairchild

This story was a little more cloak and dagger. After Eva’s parents were murdered, she stayed under the radar for years searching for her grandfather. Tracking him down put her life in danger. She meets Luke and the chemistry is instantaneous. Can Luke be her saviour or will he be her downfall? The story is filled with danger, drama and love.

The Wolves Den – Laci Page

This was another favorite of mine. This story was so hot, it was sizzling. You step into the world of BDSM. Marissa likes things a little kinky and her friend sets her up on a blind date. It’s a costume/ BDSM party. She’s not sure until she meets her drool worth date. Dressed as Little Red Riding Hood and armed with her safeword, Marissa is ready. What happens next is the sexiest, mind blowing, orgasmic experience of her life. A must read!

Review by @Anna Hirsch
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Red Riding Hood (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology – Review by Jennifer Gordon

Red Riding HoodRed Riding Hood by Autumn Sand
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Red Riding Hood (Down the Rabbit Hole) is a multi-genre anthology with stories which are either from the romance, erotica and BDSM, fantasy and paranormal romance or horror genre by 12 different favourite authors. Each short story is a retelling of Red Riding Hood, as has never been told before!
I particularly liked the first story in the book, Ruby by Autumn Sand, in this romance story Ruby who is currently in the middle of finalising her divorce to her younger husband who has run off with a women who is more his age and who is pregnant meets the ‘Wolf of Europe’. Count Edric Moreau of Paris, is a notorious handsome ‘rake’ known to seduce wealthy men’s wife’s but has also taken over as chairman of an important organisation and Ruby is tasked with interviewing him for Vogue. Still recovering from breast cancer, chemotherapy and a mastectomy whilst waiting for reconstructive surgery, Ruby is feeling bruised and low in self esteem and so she is keeping it strictly professional but Edric has more romantic plans in mind. I loved this story, which had great characters and a lovely storyline.
The other story which stood out was by Lia Fairchild, Cloaked. Also a romance which features Eva Chacon, however she is calling herself Vanessa as she is working in Oakdale, a senior living facility and is looking for her grandfather who is also going by a different name. Whilst at the facility she meets Luke and the two date although Vanessa remains suspicious as per her Aunt Nora’s teachings. We learn that Vanessa is in fact part of a known crime family and is living undercover as she is at risk from a rival family. This is a fast paced story which is part romance and part thriller, sadly Luke is also not who he appears to be and it leads to a dramatic conclusion, but do Eva and Luke end up together, no spoilers!
Other stories which stood out were Darlene Tallman’s fantasy and paranormal story, Little Red’s where a young girl meets her sexy new boss but after a violent encounter at a bar brawl she soon learns that wolf shifters are very real and that ‘mates’ are for life. D.A.Stein’s, Redd’s wolves is an exciting reverse harem retelling of Little Red Riding Hood featuring an innocent girl living with her Granny in the woods, three sexy wolf shifters and a motorcycle gang, all of which kept me turning the pages.
I enjoyed this anthology of short stories as each one was very different making this an exciting book as a whole. Each story although short was packed full of great characters, adventure, and interesting plot lines. I have been introduced to new authors and enjoyed stories from ones I already love, I recommend this book as a good read.

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Red Riding Hood (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology – Review by Nicky Margaret

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Red Riding Hood (Down the rabbit hole) Anthology this book is made up of stories from 12 different authors. Book read- Ruby by Autumn Sands this is a 3.5 star read.
Ruby is a writer and six years ago married the love of her life, a man who was 20 years younger than her. Now Ruby has fought breast cancer and won, she is now waiting on reconstruction, but her marriage is heading for divorce, her husband has left her for another woman who is pregnant with his child.
Count Eric Moreau has recently lost his father and his brother so instead of living his life the way he planned he is now head of Moreau International. He also has the nickname the Wolf of Europe because of his reputation.
These two people meet and although there shouldn’t be anything there there is a connection. This was a short story it had a great ending but I wished it was longer.

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Red Riding Hood (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology – Review by Kerry Carr

Red Riding HoodRed Riding Hood by Autumn Sand
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a great collection of stories all retelling the story of Red Riding Hood.

One of my favourites is by Autumn Sand. Her story follows a woman called Ruby who finds out her husband is leaving her for another woman while she is battling cancer.

With her husband gone she feels worthless and unattractive after having surgery to remove her breasts but how wrong she is.

Someone has their eyes on her and will stop at nothing to get her. With big eyes and big teeth the Wolf for Europe is ready to devour her and bring her back to life

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Red Riding Hood (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

Red Riding HoodRed Riding Hood by Autumn Sand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Red Riding Hood (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology

5-Stars

Red Riding Hood (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology was amazing. There was a short story for every reader. I loved the variety and also that it was a different twist on the idea of Red Riding Hood. I had a difficult time picking my favorite story. Several O enjoyed included Cloaked by Lia Fairchild, Ruby by Autumn Sand, and Redd’s Wolves by D. A. Stein. Each story had amazing and interesting characters. I found it easy to relate to the main character Vanessa/Eva in Cloaked since I have worked in a similar setting she was in. This book was a wonderful collection and I can definitely see myself rereading several of these stories. I highly recommend it.

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Red Riding Hood (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology – Review by Liz Vrchota

Red Riding HoodRed Riding Hood by Autumn Sand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was so stinking excited when this book started to trickle its way into my news-feed. I am a sucker for the classic stories that we have loved from childhood getting new spins with an adult twist or two. I have such a hard time telling myself no and usually end up buying these types of novels without knowing any details other than the premise of fairy tales re imagined. This anthology did not disappoint and I have a feeling this will be one I find myself rereading several times in the future. I loved that as much as I knew some awesome authors featured like Autumn Sand, but I also got to meet some new ones to follow. I will keep the review simple with a little bit about Autumn Sands Ruby.

Ruby by Autumn Sand:
This book was just as fabulous as I had hoped that it would be and more. We get the retelling of sorts of Red Riding Hood. This book will keep you enthralled and hooked with the romance and sensuality that is heavily laced throughout. I was completely enthralled to see what would happen with her and the tempestuous man she stumbles across.

The rest of the included authors that I at least want to mention their names for now are…
Amy Allen, CeeCee Elaine, DA Stein, Darlene Tallman, Jess Bagnall, Kay Elle Parker, Laci Page, Lia Fairchild, and Lorah Jaiyn.

Review by @lizaileen
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