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Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3 Anthology – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

Embrace the Passion (Pets in Space Anthologies, #3)Embrace the Passion by S.E. Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3 Anthology Book written by the following authors; S.E. Smith, Anna Hackett, Ruby Lionsdrake, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Carol Van Natta, Tiffany Roberts, Alexis Glynn Latner, E. D. Walker, JC Hays, and Kyndra Hatch.

5-Star Compilation!

This novel is composed of multiple short stories that are action packed and contain many wonderful characters. Each story was easy to follow and get lost in. My favorite story out of the entire book was Heart of The Cat. I loved the main characters Trescina and Walkyr. Both were not of the human species but found themselves on earth. I enjoyed reading several of the other stories. My second favorite is probably Starway with Nikka, Danyel, Star, and Koi. It was short and full of excitement! I was amazed with all the amazing authors contributions to this book.

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Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3 Anthology – Review by Jenni Bishop

Embrace the Passion (Pets in Space Anthologies, #3)Embrace the Passion by S.E. Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Embraced The Passion: Pets In Space 3 is an Anthology written by numerous authors. Each one tells a story that is interesting and engaging with multiple diverse characters. There is romance and love, mystery and intrigue, twist and turns that keep you turning the pages. Of course lets not forget the pets, some normal some not so normal but each unique in their own way. If you like something a little different, a little fun and a little quirky then give this third book in the Pets in Space anthology.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3 Anthology – Review by Candida Hopper

Embrace the Passion (Pets in Space Anthologies, #3)Embrace the Passion by S.E. Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Embrace The Passion: Pets In Space 3
Anthology
Wow I didn’t realize that when I started to read this anthology that I would enjoy every single story in it. These sci-fi romantic stories kept me entertained and wanting to read the next one. There are so many good books in one anthology that I cannot pick a favorite, but I will say you need to read this. Each of these stories can be read as a standalone and you won’t want to miss out on any of them. There are so many talented authors that came together to make a wonderful anthology, I highly recommend reading these stories.

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Embrace the Passion (Pets in Space Anthology #3) – Review by Erin Wolf

Embrace the Passion (Pets in Space Anthologies, #3)Embrace the Passion by S.E. Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3 Anthology, 5 stars.

This is a science fiction romance anthology. The third in the series, it continues the tradition of the first two, giving you wonderful stories set in space or other planets involving animals of some kind. The diversity each book provides is outstanding. There are shifters, literal pets, animals that are in danger, you name it. There is a little bit of everything in here.

This is the second book I have read in this series and I love them. If you enjoy science fiction, animals, and romance, there is something in here for you. I am amazed at how good and how different each story is in this book. There is humor in some, tragedy in others, but always a good story. Oh, and have I mentioned there is a Caticorn? I was all over that one! Each story is so well written and I couldn’t believe how many I absolutely loved. I first picked up this collection because I love animals. In truth, science fiction stories are hit or miss for me, but this book was so good! It made me laugh and feel good at the same time.

For loves of animals, romance, and/or science fiction, I highly recommend this book.

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Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3 Anthology – Review by Michelle Austin

Embrace the Passion (Pets in Space Anthologies, #3)Embrace the Passion by S.E. Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Embrace the Passion was a great 5 star read and #3 in the Pets in Space Anthologies.
This was a fun read that had so many great stories in it. We get a mixture of action, adventure,suspense, LOL moments and so much more. This also gave me an opportunity to read some new authors and genres that I don’t normally read.

Heart of the cat, Sarafin Warriors Series by S.E. Smith
Desert Hunter,Galactic Gladiators Series by Anna Hackett
Quashi, Mandrake Company Series by Ruby Lionsdrake
Star Cruise:Mystery Dancer, The Sectors SF Romance Series by Veronica Scott
Operation Ark, Project Enterprise Series by Pauline Baird Jones
Cats of War,A Central Galactic Concordance Novella by Carol Van Natta
Hunter of the Tide, The Kraken #3 by Tiffany Roberts
Starway, Alexis Glynn Latner
The Bajo Cats of Anteros XII, By E D Walker
Shadow of the Past, JC Hay
After the Fall, Kyndra Hatch

Reading about all these different worlds was so fun. There are so many great characters and worlds to get to know. All of these authors do a great job of pulling you right in with their writing. You can read a quick story here and there or sit and read it all right away. I can’t wait to read more from them. And another thing that really tugs at my heartstrings about this anthology is that the authors support and donate to Hero-Dogs.org. Coming from a family of veterans I can relate to how important this program really is. If your looking to find something new and exciting, I highly suggest that you 1-click and get started today on this great pet lovers read.

Review by @mab54615
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Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3 Anthology by, S.E. Smith, Anna Hackett, Ruby Lionsdrake, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Carol Van Natta, Tiffany Roberts, Alexis Glynn Latner, E D Walker, JC Hay, and Kyndra Hatch ~ Review by Liz Vrchota

Embrace the Passion (Pets in Space Anthologies, #3)Embrace the Passion by S.E. Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 2 Anthology is a wonderful collection of eleven shorts from eleven different authors. They have come together to bring you hours of entertainment and passion centered around what better than? Pets! This is all done for such a great cause too, HeroDog.org. These authors help raise money to place specially trained dogs with veteran’s who need them! What could be better than that? You get some fantastic reading material, and you are supporting your troops!

Most of these authors were new to me so another bonus for me was that I got to get to know some new authors to stalk, or follow, in the future. So if you like to read romance, sci-fi, or anything about those creatures that don’t talk back, this is the anthology for you! The following authors and their featured title are listed below. Thanks for everyone’s contribution and fantastic read!

~Heart of the Cat By: S.E Smith

~ Desert Hunter By: Anna Hackett

~ Quashi By: Ruby Lionsdrake

~Star Cruise By: Veronica Scott

~Operation Ark By: Pauline Baird Jones

~ Cats of War By: Carol Van Natta

~Hunter of the Tide By: Tiffany Roberts

~ Stairway By: Alexis Glynn Latner

~ The Cats of Bajo Anteros XII By: E.D Walker

~ Out of the Shadows By: J.C Hay

~After the Fall By: Kyndra Hatch

Review by @lizaileen
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Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3 Anthology – Review by Debi Kircher

Embrace the Passion (Pets in Space Anthologies, #3)Embrace the Passion by S.E. Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3 Anthology

By S.E. Smith, Anna Hackett, Ruby Lionsdrake, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Carol Van Natta, Tiffany Roberts, Alexis Glynn Latner, E D Walker, JC Hay, Kyndra Hatch

4 Stars

Ok so I’ll start with I am not a sci fi fan, so much so that I am probably one of very few that have to this day never seen even 1 star wars movie…but in saying that I am a huge pet fan, I have many of my own which is what drew me to this collection.

I have read stories by a couple of the authors involved in this collection and they are among some of my favorites what I really loved was finding some new authors to look into as the writing styles throughout were all amazing

This was actually fun to read and definitely outside of my normal choices and if your into the scifi you will love it. I found that I would have given both 4 and 5 stars throughout and although this did not change my mind about the genre i am very glad I gave it a chance because as I said the writing styles alone made it worth it.

Many thanks to all of the authors for making me actually enjoy something I don’t normally read.

Review by @debikircher

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Embrace the Passion (Pets in Space Anthologies, #3) by Various Authors – Review by Francis O’Sullivan

Embrace the Passion (Pets in Space Anthologies, #3)Embrace the Passion by S.E. Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Embrace The Passion is the third Pets in Space book. It is an anthology of science fiction romances, all featuring animals of some description, sold in support of an animal charity. There are 11 stories, each by a different author, and the stories are all very different and enjoyable.
The first story I read was Quashi. I was drawn to it as the cute fluffy aliens sounded a bit like tribbles. It turns out they aren’t exactly tribbles, but are similarly cute and disastrous! I liked the main character, Chanda, who is quite funny and relatable as she struggles to make the best out of a situation where she is hopelessly out of her depth!
Operation Ark is another great one, particularly if you’re after an array of different space animals! The animals do all seem to resemble Earth animals – they’re mostly introduced as “like x only bigger/a different colour”. But they have a lot of character and it’s an entertaining story! Like Quashi, there’s a mysterious creature no one knows much about that is developed over the course of the story.
I liked the space port setting in Starway and the way that Star, the sniffer dog, is introduced to the story. With lots of space politics and covert operations, it’s a gripping story with complex characters!
The stories are varied, but have in common exciting extra-terrestrial settings, animals with strong and loveable personalities and three-dimensional protagonists. For me, this is a overall a four star book. I’d recommend it to sci-fi fans who love animals and want to try out lots of different authors!

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EMBRACE THE PASSION (PETS IN SPACE 3 An Anthology) by Various Authors – Review by Gail Guerrero

Embrace the Passion (Pets in Space Anthologies, #3)Embrace the Passion by S.E. Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

EMBRACE THE PASSION PETS IN SPACE 3 An Anthology
Four Stars

This is what I enjoy about reading. So many different writers coming together to create something unique. It shows that no matter the genre we all can come together and make something lasting and beautiful. All the stories were well written some stood out more than others but that’s to be expected. I really enjoyed Star Cruise Mystery Dancer. The characters had fun yet serious personalities. Tassia has a bond with dancing that we all wish we had. I love music so of course this one hit closer to my emotions. There is something so beautiful about a person when they express with dance. I also enjoyed Hunter of the Tide. That story was something I would read if politics got to me. You have to learn to just accept people for who they are and not judge them based on a few. Overall every story had you wanting more.
Reviewed by @gguerrero89

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Embrace the Passion (Pets In Space Anthologies #3) by S.E. Smith, Anna Hackett, Ruby Lionsdrake, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Carol Van Natta, Tiffany Roberts, Alexis Glynn Latner, E D Walker, JC Hay, and Kyndra Hatch – Review by Katie Matthews

Embrace the Passion (Pets in Space Anthologies, #3)Embrace the Passion by S.E. Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Another fantastic collection of stories from this brilliant series of anthologies. All eleven stories were great to read and enjoyed all of them. Some of these authors I have read before but some were new to me and it was really great to find new authors to love! There isn’t one particular story that I enjoyed the most but there are a couple that have stuck in mind because of their uniqueness one being ‘Operation Ark by Pauline Baird Jones’. I really enjoyed everything about it, the authors writing was rich and detailed and I felt like I was there in the story with the characters.
I’m not usually a fan of alien stories but ‘Desert Hunter by Anna Hackett’ certainly changed my mind about that! From the very first page I was completely captivated by the storyline, the characters and the authors writing.
Overall a great anthology full of exciting stories of which I am sure there is something for everyone!

@katiem

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Embrace the Passion (Pets in Space ) Anthology – Review by Sarah Oakes

Embrace the Passion (Pets in Space Anthologies, #3)Embrace the Passion by S.E. Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A brilliant anthology of tales featuring pets in space. In The Heart of the Cat alien shapeshifters search for a mythical item to help their people but discover there is more to the tale. In Desert Hunter on a fantasy world desert travellers Mersi and Bren help a stray dog and face their fears. In Star Cruise Mystery Dancer a talented dancer is more than she seems and has a mysterious pet. Or Operation Ark a tale of returning animals home and facing troubles on the way and many more captivating tales to explore in this fantatsic collection.
A great read. Well developed plots with twists and turns that I just couldn’t put down.
Fast paced action and high stakes in wonderful fantasy worlds made for a highly captivating read throughout the novel. In particular, I loved the visual detail throughout the stories, in the sci fi nature of the world’s with two suns or extreme places like the desert with its dunes and harsh climate. Or the sarafin world with the exotic and eerie beauty of the forest kingdom with a sacred sense of magic and mystery. Overall, a great anthology and I would give it five stars.

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Embrace the Passion (Pets in Space 3) by Various Authors – Review by Emily Walsh

Embrace the Passion (Pets in Space Anthologies, #3)Embrace the Passion
By: Various Authors
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Embrace the Passion (Pets In Space Anthologies #3) by various authors had the same uniqueness, fun/danger and otherworldly characters as the last installment.

I always love a good anthology, and I’ve been waiting for this one. As I read the last one, and loved every bit of it. The only thing with anthologies is that there are so many authors and stories, it’s hard to writing a review as a whole. So I’m not going to break down every stories, cause we would be here forever. But I will tell of the one I loved the most, and that was actually the first story. HEART OF THE CAT (Sarafin Warriors Series) By S.E. Smith.

The opening to this story was gripping from the first words. It was heart pounding and it instantly puts you on edge. It started like a prolog, before jumping to the “present”. The fast pace stayed the same and we are greeted with new characters that I soon came quiet attached to. The love story is sweet, the writing was solid and compelling, and my only complaint is that it was too short. It was a fantastic opener for this wicket collection. The other stories that follow are just as, or more entertaining and engaging. I haven’t managed to get through them all yet, but this anthology is well worth your time and energy.

I love the worlds that these authors have created, and even though they are all different, I felt like they were somehow all connected in that vase thing called space.

This book gets my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval

Happy Reading.

-Review by @eawalsh

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Embrace the Passion (Pets in Space 3) by Various Authors – Review by Caralee Loonat

Embrace the Passion (Pets in Space Anthologies, #3)Embrace the Passion by S.E. Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Embrace the Passion (Pets in Space 3) by Various Authors
5 Stars!!!!!

I ask you what more could one ask for but cute pets and space? This is the third collective and I
have to say I wasn’t disappointed. I like how a collective of authors can all bring such life
to space and add a touch or romance with the pets as an added bonus.

This collection is very vast and I really enjoyed them all but my absolute favorite was The Bajo Cats
of AnterosXII by E.D. Walker. I am a crazy cat lady at heart and the whole story was quite interesting
to me. I like how the author had the alien cats have a defense mechanism that when young they cant
control. I like how Zandro and Aliette work things out and how there is just enough drama in this
short story to really get the reader engrossed in it and not able to put the book down till then end.
The author has a real interesting take on how different pets in space can be and also tackles real
life issues with the conservation efforts of Zandro. I really would like to read more from this author
in future.

I have a close second to my favorite and that is Quashi: (A Mandrake Company Story) by Ruby
Lionsdrake. This story reminded me so much of the Star Trek episode The Trouble with Tribbles.
I like how the author’s unique writing style brings this different creature to life.

The whole sort of chemistry between Chanda and Kor is quite refreshing. This short story has a lot
of drama that works around the blossoming romance of the two. The mystery that evolves during the
story helps to bring them together and also helps Chanda really achieve her original purpose. This
author does a great job in such a short expanse and grips the reader from page one. I would like to
read more from his author in the future.

I finally have one more favorite and that is Starway by Alexis Glynn Latner. This was full of adventure
this one. I have to admit that I was quite impressed the amount the author was able to get in such a short
story. I really do like these anthologies of short stories as they highlight such talent.

I really found myself routing for Nikka through this book but I have to admit at first I didn’t expect
her and Danyel to end up. I find that the author has a very refreshing writing style that grabs you
and brings you into the book and gets straight to the point. There was quite a bit of drama that
played out in this short story and I look forward to reading more from this author.

When I read an anthology I am always drawn to at least one story. The rest are the added bonus and I find
that this collection is full of the stories that I like to read and I know I will find myself reading
this collection over and over.

Reviewed by @caraleeloonat

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Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3 – Anthology – Review by Laura Furuta

Embrace the Passion (Pets in Space Anthologies, #3)Embrace the Passion by S.E. Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3
By: by S.E. Smith (Author), Anna Hackett (Author), Ruby Lionsdrake (Author), Veronica Scott (Author), Pauline Baird Jones (Author), Carol Van Natta (Author), Tiffany Roberts (Author), Alexis Glynn Latner (Author), E. D. Walker (Author), JC Hay (Author), Kyndra Hatch (Author)
5 out of 5 stars

The anthology Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3 has stories in it that are very interesting and enjoyable to read. There are intriguing characters which include both humans and also creatures. There are a variety of plots and storylines. There is both action and adventure. There were times when I was turning pages to find out what happens next. Anthologies are wonderful to read as you introduced to new authors and their different writing styles. I liked the sci-fi angle of the stories that I read. Romance is also in the air as well. I loved the attention to detail that is given and I found myself feeling like I was right there with the characters seeing what they did. Recommended.

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Embrace the Passion (Pets in Space Anthologies Book 3) – Review by Heather Lovelace

Embrace the Passion (Pets in Space Anthologies, #3)Embrace the Passion by S.E. Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I am generally a fan of anthologies as the provide a wonderful varsities of writing styles and characters. This collection has a wonderful collection of authors to be enjoyed by the reader. I was unsure how a sci-fi anthology would resonate. But I was pleasantly surprised. The stories flowed well. I was entertained and found the works to fit nicely together. Recommended. Very enjoyable.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace

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Embrace The Passion: Pets In Space 3 Anthology – Review by Maura Harper

Embrace the Passion (Pets in Space Anthologies, #3)Embrace the Passion by S.E. Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As with other “EMBRACE THE PASSION: PETS IN SPACE” volumes, VOLUME THREE has 11 stories about (obviously) pets in space.

This particular edition introduced me to all new authors.

Some of the stories are short stories that show a snippet of a story while other stories are full bodied and multi layered. What I’ve liked about all of these anthologies is that it’s easy to pick up and put down while doing other things in life.

Each story is unique and could stand on its own merit. I will be looking for more stories by these talented authors.

Review by @mauraharper

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