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Red Riding Hood Anthology by Various Authors – Review by Karyn Taylor

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

Red Riding Hood (Down The Rabbit Hole) is an anthology of 12 different authors writing their version of Red Riding Hood. It covers several different genre’s including romance, erotica and horror. I am not going to review all of the stories but have chosen my 2 favourites to talk about. They are Ruby by Autumn Sand and Cloaked by Lia Fairchild.
In Ruby by Autumn Sand, Ruby is a writer who is going through a divorce and is recovering from breast cancer. Her boss sends her to interview Count Edric Moreau of Paris who is known as the Wolf of Europe. Edric has taken over as the head of Moreau International and is known for seducing other millionaires and billionaires wives.
The chemistry between the 2 is instant but Ruby is determined that she will not fall for his charms. Should she be afraid of the big bad wolf?
I really enjoyed this story. In true Autumn Sand’s style it is erotic and titillating.
In Cloaked by Lia Fairchild, Eva Chacon has been searching for her grandfather for 6 years. Most of her family had been wiped out when a war with another crime family got heated. While working as a nurse she thinks she has found him. As she tries to get to know him she also comes into contact with Luke. Is Luke all he seems?
This story is quite dramatic and suspenseful and will keep you glued. Luckily it’s not a very long story and you can devour it all in one sitting. It was the first time I had read work by this author and this little tidbit has made me want more.

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Red Riding Hood (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology – Review by Karyn Taylor

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

Red Riding Hood (Down The Rabbit Hole) is an anthology of 12 different authors writing their version of Red Riding Hood. It covers several different genre’s including romance, erotica and horror. I am not going to review all of the stories but have chosen my 2 favourites to talk about. They are Ruby by Autumn Sand and Cloaked by Lia Fairchild.
In Ruby by Autumn Sand, Ruby is a writer who is going through a divorce and is recovering from breast cancer. Her boss sends her to interview Count Edric Moreau of Paris who is known as the Wolf of Europe. Edric has taken over as the head of Moreau International and is known for seducing other millionaires and billionaires wives.
The chemistry between the 2 is instant but Ruby is determined that she will not fall for his charms. Should she be afraid of the big bad wolf?
I really enjoyed this story. In true Autumn Sand’s style it is erotic and titillating.
In Cloaked by Lia Fairchild, Eva Chacon has been searching for her grandfather for 6 years. Most of her family had been wiped out when a war with another crime family got heated. While working as a nurse she thinks she has found him. As she tries to get to know him she also comes into contact with Luke. Is Luke all he seems?
This story is quite dramatic and suspenseful and will keep you glued. Luckily it’s not a very long story and you can devour it all in one sitting. It was the first time I had read work by this author and this little tidbit has made me want more.

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Red Riding Hood (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology – Review by Sheri Schrader

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

Red Riding Hood (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology has contributions from Autumn Sand (Author), Amy Allen (Author), CeeCee Elaine (Author), D.A. Stein (Author), Darlene Tallman (Author), Jess Bagnall (Author), Kay Elle Parker (Author), Laci Paige (Author), Lia Fairchild (Author), Lorah Jaiyn (Author). In these stories there is something for everyone and the genre they like to read. The stories include everything from romance, reverse harem, paranormal, and horror to name a few. A few of the authors were familiar to me while others were something new. These are quick stories and entertaining to read.
Ruby by Autumn Sand is romantic and inspiring all at once. Ruby has a lot of challenges in her life and still has so much strength to keep going. I really enjoyed this character and her story.
Cloaked by Lia Fairchild was a fantastic up to date retelling of Red Riding Hood. The main characters of Vanessa and Luke are fun to read. This is a fast paced story that I read in one sitting and left me wanting more.

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Red Riding Hood (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology – Review by Katie Matthews

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

 

When I first saw this anthology I was intrigued, I love these adult retellings of fairy tales so I was looking forward to that but for all of them to be of Red Riding Hood I wasn’t so sure but I have to say they were all great reads! I can’t believe they are all based on the same story but every single on is different! When I looked down the list of authors who feature in the anthology I was excited to see one of my favourites, Autumn Sand, along with some I have read books by and some who were new to me!

Ruby by Autumn Sand
In this author’s true style I was hooked into the story straight away – it was romantic, sensual – everything I would expect from her! I really liked Ruby, her character came alive as the author did an amazing job with her characters visualisation – I felt like I was right there at times in the story. I was in awe of Ruby at times, she had so much going in her life both health wise and in relationship but she had a strength that I admired. This was probably my favourite story out of the anthology.

Cloaked by Lia Fairchild
I love Ms Fairchild’s work so I was excited to see how she would retell Red Riding Hood. I loved the romance/thriller genre for this story and it was a really exciting read! The characters were well thought out and I really enjoyed the story. It was fast paced and thrilling. There were some good twists and turns with Vanessa (Eva) and Luke! This was definitely a favourite of mine in the anthology.

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Red Riding Hood (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology – Review by Chantelle Smith

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

You never really think that classic tale can be made even better by having a retelling, but these 12 incredible authors have done exactly that!

They have brought us along on numerous different unique journeys with different characters and captivating storylines for each! Each of these brings us a different genre whether that’s romance, fantasy, paranormal & erotica but no matter what you can be guaranteed that you will not put this read down!
I love reading anthology’s they really help you experience different authors writing in one place but I always find that one or two reads that always stays with me the most and in this case its an author I am familiar with, Autumn Sand, and a new author Lia Fairchild both of these authors have created a brilliant read that was captivating and had me hooked from the very beginning, both of these reads were different one was filled with danger, suspense and romance, and the other had romance, second chances and me feeling all emotional. I couldn’t compare them together but one thing I do know is that each had me hooked and not wanting it to end!

I loved reading this anthology and can’t recommend it enough! I can’t wait to experience these authors writing again! I highly recommend this read, you won’t want to miss it!

Reviewed By @tillytillzz
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Red Riding Hood (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology – Review by Jenni Bishop

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

Red Riding Hood (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology is a collection of unique very short stories that is their adult adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood with a little twist by 12 very talented authors:

Ruby by Autumn Sand is sensual and romantic and temptation at its finest. Autumn knows her stuff as usual.

Finding Red by Natalie-Nicole Bates is a little bit of a thriller where one girl tries to hide her identity but is always found by the bad step father and evil mother. Can she finally find a safe haven.

Cloaked by Lia Fairchild is part romance and part thriller, and will keep you on your toes.

The Wolves Den by Laci Page is hot and takes you into the world of BDSM. Ooooh la la.

Falling For The Hood: A Fairy Tale Retold by Amy Allen where the hot and sexy enemy is more than he seems and turns out to be so much more.

Redd’s Wolves by D.A. Stein is a reverse harem with one innocent girl living with her Granny and three sexy wolf shifters.

Little Red’s: A Red Riding Hood Short Story by Darlene Tallman is where a girl finds out her sexy new boss is a wolf shifter and mates are for life.

River Runs Red by Kay Elle Parker is steamy and mysterious as she learns that she has been duped by her mother and must learn who she is all over again. It ended before I was ready.

Magic of Merlot by Lorah Jaiyn is a thriller where karma decides to take those who mean harm and along the way two souls find each other.

Redbourne by Natalia Schellhaas is a bit of a sad tale as falsehoods and lies and prejudices cause death and trouble.

Brother Wolfe by Ceecee Elaine is a bit on the dark side as a sister becomes her brother’s latest victim.

Waking Red by Jess Bagnall is thriller and again a bit on the sad side.

Each one is cleverly written and shaped by their imagination to give each a modern twist that will leave you wanting more as they include paranormal and fantasy, erotica and romance, BDSM and reverse harem, and so much more. Trust me the pages will keep turning as you get a taste for these sexy, stimulating and tempting snacks. I have found myself some new authors, I liked their stories so much.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Red Riding Hood (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology – Review by Lisa Helmick

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

This is a nice collection of stories. They are fun because they all have a common theme running through them. They have genres from horror to erotica and others in between. Some of these were enjoyable. A few of them seemed a bit short and I wasn’t a big fan of the insta-love.

Little Red’s by Darlene Tallman was a favorite. Wolf packs are a story i enjoy and this one filled that void. The characters were believable and the story cute.

Cloaked by Lia Fairchild really drew me in and was very inventive. I liked the characters and enjoyed the twists and turns. I really could have read this one over again.

A few others were Ruby by Autumn Sand and River Runs Red by Kay Elle Parker. I liked them…they were pretty sexy. I just wish there was more to each of them.

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Red Riding Hood (Down the Rabbit Hole) Anthology – Review by Sara Oxton

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

Red Riding Hood (Down the Rabbit Hole) a five-star read that would have you going into the woods. This is a fabulous selection of short stories by different authors, all telling their own version of Little Red Riding Hood, each story has a different take, some do different genres and some just turn it its head. This is filled with compelling stories and I loved them all, but I have to say Autumn Sand puled it out of the bag, maybe its just my personal circumstances right now, but that one touched me close. Another two that I really felt deserve special mention as they both either told a great story, or just had that extra special something and they were Cloaked by Lia Fairchild and Amy Allen. Well done all on these amazing stories.

Review by @saraoxo

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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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