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Myths & Legends: An Indie Love Anthology – Review by Elora Noel

Myths & LegendsMyths & Legends by Laura Greenwood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Magic and love knows no bounds in this collection. Stories of old become new again on this surprising group of stories. If the first story wasn’t to your liking you’ve got six more to try. Maybe a saucy Robinhood is waiting to tantalize you are mine or are you after the Greek gods. Either way you can’t go wrong when reading this book. A great pick to start off your summer reading.

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Myths & Legends: An Indie Love Anthology – Review by Sarah Hammel

Myths & LegendsMyths & Legends by Laura Greenwood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Anthologies are always hard for me to get into because each story is totally different characters and another quick story. In Myths and Legends I did still have this issue because that is how it goes in anthologies but I enjoy reading anthologies to find new authors and experiencing their writing styles. One of the stories takes a look at Egyptian mythology and it’s very rare to see new takes on those stories so it was exciting to come across. I’m always a sucker for anything Greek mythology and Hades related so that was a great moment to discover as well. If you’re looking for new fantasy writers to find this is a great way to find some new ones.

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Myths & Legends: An Indie Love Anthology – Review by Lizzie Chapman Gough

Myths & LegendsMyths & Legends by Laura Greenwood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book combines my two loves; fantasy and mythology. This is an anthology of different fantasy love stories from different authors and I really enjoyed that each story came from different folklore and mythological legends. I enjoy it when authors take myths such as these and put their own interpretation on them and these were nicely done. The writing was descriptive in such a way that I could picture the magic of the times. Having each story from a different author kept them fresh and exciting and I’m eager to explore more from each writer. This was a great taster collection.

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Myths & Legends: An Indie Love Anthology – Review by Joyce Ricci

Myths & LegendsMyths & Legends by Laura Greenwood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was an amazing book!  7 different short stories all revolving around love.  Each story takes you to a different setting with different myths and legends and tells you a tale of pure romance.  It was such a fantastic read I actually read it twice.

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Myths & Legends: An Indie Love Anthology – Review by Kylee Garner

Myths & LegendsMyths & Legends by Laura Greenwood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was a collection of short stories very loosely based on the common theme of Myths and Legends.

All the stories were little romance stories, some were sweet and a couple were raunchy. The raunchy ones had very explicit sex scenes. A couple of the stories also had frequent use of the “F” word.

Trigger Warning: one of the stories briefly describes self harm in the form of cutting and drug use.

There were a couple times that a story would jump in time without a smooth transition, but it wasn’t enough to detract too much from the story line.

Most of the stories were really great and would make great full length books if expanded

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Reviewed by: @kygarner4

Myths & Legends: An Indie Love Anthology – Review by Jennifer Gordon

Myths & LegendsMyths & Legends by Laura Greenwood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this collection of stories each one by a different Indie author and all based on myths, legends and love. There are stories about, knights, dragons, mythical creatures, curses, magical moments and dashing quests for love. The Anthology includes tales about Egyptian Gods, stories from Arthurian legend and Robin Hood to tales of myths and Hades. There really is a story for everyone in this ‘Indie Love Anthology’. I enjoyed reading all the stories and have discovered some new authors but one of my favourite stories was, ‘Dragon’s Heart’ by Carrie Austin Malone. Set in Wales, the authors descriptive narrative really brings the setting and the characters to life which made me feel engaged in the story from start to finish.

Dragon shifter Geraint lives in ‘Tref Dreigiau’ along with his brothers and is a guardian of ‘Dragon Town’, a refuge for people with Dragon blood and who are hunted by a secret society. This society wants to bring back Dragons and use them as weapons. A dragon has a ‘Mate’ who they can wait centuries for and Geraint is hoping he will find his. Meanwhile, Mary has been dreaming about dragons and is a ‘dragonmate’. On her twenty first  birthday her dream changes and she dreams of a man alone in a cell being tortured. This man haunts her dreams and through them talks to her of a future together. When she starts to hear him when she’s awake she can not refuse when he asks her to find him and help him. This is a wonderfully written love story featuring dragon shifters and their mates. Geraint and Mary are both likeable characters and I enjoyed following their love story and reading how they found each other through the Mate bond. I was hooked from page one of this story and felt the storyline flowed well and the plot had plenty of drama along with the romance.

I recommend this whole Anthology as an enjoyable and engaging read and perfect for some escapism into fantasy, myths and legends.

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Myths & Legends: An Indie Love Anthology – Review by Kayla Bullock

Myths & Legends was not at all what I was expecting.  Although I did enjoy some of the stories, I felt as though several of them did not really fall into the category of myths or legends.  I was expecting amore updated version of classical mythology.  While some of the stories delivered this, such as Queens of the Underworld, others did not come close.  Each story is written by a different author, which made each story unique.  Focusing on differing ways of falling in love, the stories make for an interesting read, but some stories felt rushed at the end and needed to be expanded further.

Myths & Legends: An Indie Love Anthology – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

Myths & LegendsMyths & Legends by Laura Greenwood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book contains tales of romance where nothing is simple and everything is fantastical.

Mistress Of Sky And Stars is all about Nut and Geb, they have a forbidden love and when their secret is revealed, it is a race against time for a god and a goddess to enable the birth of their children, but will they manage in time, or will they be lost forever?

Queens of the Underworld is a lesbian retelling of the story of Persephone and Hades, but the twist is that Hades is the job title of the ruler of half of the Underworld and Maia has just gotten the job, but will the duties and challenges she face be made easier or harder by Persephone who rules the other half?

Frost And Flame is the story of a Phoenix called Carrie who is responsible for ending and rebirthing the world, however, she is special as she has both Fire and Ice within her, but they also carry the risk that she will be consumed by one before she has the chance to use her skills, will she be able to learn how to control both facets of her powers, or will she be have to choose just the one?

In Search Of Ghosts is s story of betrayal, mystery and true love where Alec has just lost his father and all his plans and goals have been derailed by the betrayal accompanying is, so when he decides to try and follow a ghost from his past, will it turn out in sync with his mothers memory, or will it lead to something unexpected, yet unbelievable?

In Cursed To Love is a twist on the typical tale of a hero and their quest, this is the story of one the ones who protect these objects of desire, they are the cursed, each curse is different and in the case of Maya, her curse is one of love and only love can undo it, but until that one person can come along who wants her for her and not the object she protects, she will kill anyone who tries to take it from her. Will this ultimate love story be told in a favourable light, or will death be the only solution?

I Do It For You is another retelling, this time of Robin Hood where Millie had everything her heart desired, the job, the hot boyfriend and the best friend who knew all her secrets, that is until one disaster of a night destroyed it all. When a letter is delivered with information about an uncle she had no idea existed and then she meets Micheal, a bad boy with a secret past. Will this mystery man be able to help her figure out who this uncle was and what the other benefactors mentioned in the letter might do, or will her life continue to crash down around her?

The final story is Dragon’s Heart and the story of dragon mates Geraint and Mary. Geraint is a dragon shifter and member of the Welsh Dragon Guards, a secret military elite who investigate the actions of a group of people hunting mythical creatures, all the while, keeping his home village safe and he has been waiting a long time to find his mate. Mary has had dreams of dragons all her life, but the night of her twenty-first birthday, a mystery man makes an appearance, his name is Geraint and he is hot as hell, but he is just a dream, isn’t he?

This indie romance anthology is filled with fantastical tales with something for everyone and well worth a read to discover something new.

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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Myths & Legends: An Indie Love Anthology – Review by Anantha Rusum

Myths & LegendsMyths & Legends by Laura Greenwood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Myths & Legends: An Indie Love Anthology is seven stories by seven new authors which are based on myths and legends from different mythologies but with a romantic theme. The old characters are picked and new twists are given to their tales, some of them made steamier, some forbidden and challenging. Some romances I did enjoy and to be truthful, sometimes I felt that the original tale was better.
It has stories based on Egyptian creation myth, Hades and Persephone, Arthurian legends, Robin Hood and love stories revolving around Greek myths. Some stories I found too short, should have been a little longer and others were just apt. I loved the Dragon’s heart the best. I love mythology and legends from different parts of the world. I love Egyptian, Greek and Roman mythologies. I also love Dragons, shapeshifters, the legends of King Arthur and stories about Robin Hood. This book brought back good memories of some of the characters I cherish. Overall, I really loved the stories.

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Myths & Legends: An Indie Love Anthology – Review by Jenni Bishop

Myths & LegendsMyths & Legends by Laura Greenwood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Myths & Legends: An Indie Love Anthology is seven original stories by seven wonderful authors which are based on myths and legends across time and genres but with a romantic theme. This interesting collection ranges from the paranormal and fantasy. forbidden love and second chances to crime and investigation. They are quick reads, but I would have loved they be longer versions.

From Egyptian and Greek myths, Arthurian legends and Robin Hood and Gods and Goddesses. With magic and paranormal creatures, drama and danger, dragons and shifters, what could make for a better read.

Carrie Austin Malone’s Dragon’s Heart was a standout for me. I love dragon’s and shifters and this one has them in spades. With a little of everything to keep you wanting more.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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