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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. Rebirth - How Aaron became a vampire and met Cassandra. Bewitched - This is the story of how Eve and Kristof met and fell in love. And also the specifics concerning why she left him. Fair warning--it's as lovely as it is heartbreaking. Birthright - Logan POV. How he joined the Pack. Beginnings - At close to pages this is closer to a short story than a novella not that I'm complaining. It's the story of how Clay and Elena met and fell in love right up to where it all went to hell you can read about the hell part in Becoming.
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Tales of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong
I picked up or as it were down-loaded Tales of the Otherworld on a whim and because I've read some favorable comments about the series. While the majority of the stories were ok, I found some of the protagonists a bit juvenile and I also had some trouble with the shifting of perspectives between different first person narrators within the same story.
It's so beautiful, emotional and tragic, when at the end Eve leaves him so as not to have him make an impossible choice. I really wanted to find out how the story of these star-crossed lovers continued, so imagine my disappointment when I went online and found out, that Eve dies and their mutual daughter Savannah becomes the ward of Paige Winterbourne. After this hauntingly beautiful love story I don't want to read about Eve as a ghost, so I won't be picking up anymore of Kelley Armstrong's books.
Absolutely love this author! I have purchased every one of her books in the Otherworld series. This is the first one I've found in hardcover though! If you've followed the Otherworld series, this book and Men of the Otherworld are both must reads. They fill in information that we don't get from the series. The series is wonderful in and of itself, but being able to learn more about characters like Jeremy, Clayton, and Elena including how Elena and Clayton met, finally!!!
They are short stories about the characters and sucked me in from the word go. I love Kelley Armstrong. She began with natural talent and has developed into a better writer over the years. I've loved watching her grow and mature as a writer. Tales of the Otherworld combined two of my most favorite things: Kelley Armstrong's writing and short stories.
I adored this collection. I really liked the stories that provided history for some of the lesser characters that we encounter in the Otherworld series, such as Council characters. I also loved the backstory that was provided on Eve and Kristof and how their relationship formed and then disintegrated. I adored this book. I absolutely recommend it to Kelley Armstrong fans and fans of urban fiction.
Even if you haven't read the Otherworld series, you can still pick up this book and enjoy the stories. I am always impressed by the changing point of view from her various characters, each one with their own amazing background. Fans aren't disgruntled by the fact that these previously free stories are no longer available online - because as Armstrong says in her author's introduction after she published her e-serials the number 1.
Well, that time has finally arrived. As if fans needed another reason to heap praise on this legendary paranormal author Only 1 short story is original, and never before been available for download. It explains how Logan discovered his werewolf heritage and journeyed to Stonehaven to come face-to-face with his father for the first time.
All of the stories are wonderful. It means that the series always moves at a swift, energetic pace, because Armstrong isn't concerned with giving every minute detail of her character's goings on Have you ever wondered how lone wolf Clayton Danvers finally got bitten by the last thing he ever expected: Would you like to be a fly on the wall at the wedding of Lucas Cortez and Paige Winterbourne as their eminently practical plans are upended by their well-meaning friends?
Or tag along with Lucas and Paige as they investigate a gruesome crime that looks to be the work of a rogue vampire? Now devotees of the Otherworld can share these special moments with some of their favorite characters—as well as discovering deeper insights into the lives of some of the lesser-known players. For when the superhuman men and women of the Otherworld set their minds to a task, they do so with fierce passion and an undivided sense of purpose that make them, in the end, very much human.
From the Hardcover edition. Have you ever wondered how lone wolf Clayton Danvers finally got bitten by the last thing he expects: Or how the hot-blooded bad-girl witch Eve Levine ensnared the cold, ruthless corporate sorcerer Kristof Nast? Or tag along with Lucas and Paige as they investigate a gruesome crime that may be the work of a rogue vampire? Read this anthology; in fact, read the whole series! I can't reiterate enough how fabulous all aspects of these books are so you'll just have to read them for yourselves and discover first-hand.
I ordered a signed copy of this book a few days ago with the warning that I wouldn't receive it until May and then to my surprise it came through my letter box this morning! The Introduction explains that these stories were all previously available online on the author's website except of course the new story, Bewitched. Rebirth - This is Aaron's story first seen in Stolen of how he became a vampire and how he met Cassandra also first seen in Stolen. I found this story interesting as it exp I ordered a signed copy of this book a few days ago with the warning that I wouldn't receive it until May and then to my surprise it came through my letter box this morning!
I found this story interesting as it explains everything about being a vampire. I really like Cassandra and still hope she gets her own book but I have a feeling she won't get one until she's dying. I loved this story. You can't help but hate Kristof's father, I'm so glad Eve and Kristof got their happy ending in Haunted.
This is about how he came to the pack thinking he was going to meet his father and came face-to-face with Clay instead! It tells the story from both Clay and Elena's points of view of how they met and fell in love, then Clay bites Elena and it all falls apart. I loved how Logan's meeting Elena made Clay seem more normal. She basically puts the fear of god in him and lets him escape with his life and a broken arm. I'm not really a Lucas fan but I do like Eve.
We get to meet his mother, who seems quite reasonable and laid back compared to Benecio - she becomes a restraining influence on him, trying to hold him back from taking control of their son's wedding, which in the end doesn't quite work! Although not my favourite story, I did feel for Sean and his situation. It seems like all the Cabal heirs aren't allowed to be happy. View all 4 comments. May 20, Siobhan rated it liked it.
With my love of the world and the characters, though, I was more than willing to believe Kelley Armstrong would be offering some great stories in the collections offered. Although I have given Tales of the Otherworld a three-star rating, know the book is made up of three-star reads and four-star reads. The reason I gave an overall three-star rating is that I rounded down my rating, as there were more three-star ratings than four-star ratings.
Despite the three-star rating, I did have a lot of fun with this one. There was so much enjoyment to be had throughout, with plenty of stories being offered, guaranteeing something for fans of each of the characters. The Case of El Chupacabra: Nov 13, Luke rated it really liked it Shelves: There was a paragraph that amused me: My only issue is that it was short, that not too much happened—apart from the "rebirth" of Aaron, that is—and I wish there was more to it.
That aside, it was still a good read. I'm totally on board. Eve always surprises me—I accepted that fact when I read Haunted. And Kristof surprised me as much as Eve did. I loved them so much together, and the ending, even though I knew it was coming, broke my heart.
It was short, and I wouldn't have minded to read more about Logan since his character isn't that prominent in the main series due to circumstances that you would know if you read Bitten. It was an interesting read.
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I enjoyed seeing Elena before she became a werewolf; it detailed more on her past. Overall, I enjoyed it a lot! I don't know why, but I do. Okay, actually I do—he is so dang cute. I liked this glimpse into his past. My expectations were definitely met. And I can't wait to read more of stories with him. Basically, flashbacks haunt him like ghosts.
Or at least that is how I am putting it since it allows me to be all punny. And I mean, so short. Overall, I enjoyed it, though. I can say that, yes, it is. But I would've enjoyed it better if there had been more going on. Not to imply that I didn't enjoy it, because I did, but if there had been something like a threat, or something like a mystery, involved, perhaps it would've worked better for me. Overall, though, it was still enjoyable. I especially enjoyed the look into the character of Sean, who, in the main series, doesn't really get to shine as much as he does in this story; I hope, when I reached Savannah's books, he is more prominent.
And of course, there was Lucas—I love him. The plot was intriguing, and I didn't want to miss a thing, so there was no skimming whatsoever. When I reached the end, though, I wanted more, which. Bewitched - This is the story of how Eve and Kristof met and fell in love. And also the specifics concerning why she left him. Fair warning--it's as lovely as it is heartbreaking. Birthright - Logan POV. How he joined the Pack. Beginnings - At close to pages this is closer to a short story than a novella not that I'm complaining. It's the story of how Clay and Elena met and fell in love right up to where it all went to hell you can read about the hell part in Becoming.
Was it a crap thing to do? About an alleged vampire killing and how Lucas and Paige came into possession of their office space. The stories in this collection are mostly okay. There are two and half stand-outs, but the rest of the stories aren't bad, but just okay. However, one cannot but be joyful at the reason for this book's publication and its use in raising money. The two stand out stories are the story of Eve and Kristof's relationship and the story of Elena and Clay up until the bit that forms the basis for the interaction in the first novel of the Otherworld series.
In many ways, Eve's story is better, the charact The stories in this collection are mostly okay. In many ways, Eve's story is better, the characters are old, more mature. It raises some intersting questions, but also gives greater strength to the issues of trust raised in Bitten. So, worth reading simply for the two stories as well as the cause the book supports.
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Mar 25, Carol. I enjoyed reading the Tales of the Otherworld, but would suspect it is a book largely for fans. I had forgotten how vampires worked in Armstrong's world. When she I enjoyed reading the Tales of the Otherworld, but would suspect it is a book largely for fans. When she is first introduced chronologically we are given to understand she is a witch of the blackest order. I enjoyed this background tale a great deal, but continue to be confused about the extreme dichotomy we see in her character, from sensitive, misunderstood mother to black witch for hire, willing to kill as needed.
This one didn't do it for me; I think it wasn't long enough or well enough characterized to care about Logan. The other men in the story are familiar from other books, but I had forgotten who one of them was, and there wasn't really enough background to help me remember. Definitely a fan-only piece. A story of how Elena and Clay met and fell in love, and does well to capture the singlemindedness of the werewolf and the unsureness of Elena's feelings.
I tend to dislike Lucas' voice as narrator and think it sounds very stilted. It was interesting because I knew the character from the novels, but still didn't feel like fleshed out enough. It's the sort of scene that comes to you in inspiration, but needs to be written and lengthened to come to shareable fruition. Again told in Lucas' voice. Had bonus moments of Cassandra, a vampire at the end of life, who provides moments of levity through her sheer non-interest in most human activities.
Feb 05, Kathy Davie rated it really liked it Shelves: A couple of the tales are somewhat independent; the rest fill in background on the principal characters in Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series. Rebirth tells of Aaron's introduction to the undead life; Aaron, today, is a co-delegate on the Council with Cassandra. Bewitched is the story of how Kristof and Eve met, their singular courtship, and why Eve left.
Birthright chronicles Logan's introduction to the Danvers Pack. Beginnings finally gives us the background on Clay and Elena's courtship e A couple of the tales are somewhat independent; the rest fill in background on the principal characters in Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series. Beginnings finally gives us the background on Clay and Elena's courtship ending with his biting her. Expectations occurs before Lucas meets Paige and after Eve has left Kristof.
Lucas has been told of a grimoire held by Eve Levine and he finally decides that he will have to steal it from her if only to keep the Cabals from going after Eve. Savannah is old enough to be going to school. Ghosts is Jeremy's remembrances of the aftermath of Clay biting Elena. It takes place during Bitten after Clay has gone up to Toronto to protect Elena who is living with Philip because Daniel and his gang has attacked the Pack.
Wedding Bell Hell is the funniest story in this collection. It's the weeks before Lucas and Paige's wedding and Benicio is determined to "help" somehow, anyhow Case of El Chupacabra fills in the blanks of how Lucas and Paige got their hands on their new Portland offices. It also signals the start of Sean's comeout. This was an awesome collection of short stories.
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We got some seriously good backstory on these characters. I had not realized just how long it was that Aaron and Cassandra knew each other. I hadn't realized his vampirism was hereditary, either. I liked that story. Then, we get the story of how Eve met Kristof, loved Kristof and left Kristof. Eve is still one of my favorite characters in this series. She is awesome and Kristof solidified himself as my second favorite hero in this series.
I already This was an awesome collection of short stories. I already loved him after reading Eve's book, but this one just made me love him even more. We really got to see just what it was that attracted her to him. He was ruthless, yes, but he taught her a lot and he was an excellent father. Plus, had he been given a chance, he would have fought for his relationship with Eve. His douchebag Dad never allowed that to happen and Eve left to save him from having to make an impossible choice. That story made me feel pretty sad.
I cried a bit. It was a normal love affair save for Clay's wolf nature mucking things up. We see just what freaked him out so much that made him bite Elena, lose her trust and push Jeremy right over the edge. He didn't like what he did, but as we know, things eventually worked out for the two of them. I actually ended up loving Clay a whole lot more from reading this despite how horribly he messed things up.
He was so freaked out and torn. I wanted to hug him. Reading this, it makes me feel a little more sympathetic to Elena's behavior in Bitten. That book was difficult to get through for me because I couldn't stomach Elena's attitude. It makes more sense to me now. Loved Jeremy's POV of what he had to deal with during that mutt revolt and the "ghosts" of the past he still saw around the house. The memories of the aftermath of Clay biting Elena were hard. But when you got back to the current situation, he so obviously wanted them both safe and in the Pack together.
The story of Lucas's first encounter with Eve was cute. I loved the story of Paige and Lucas's wedding! They made Benicio so happy that day. That El Chupacabra case worked out for Paige and Lucas in the end, too. I'm glad Lucas found a way to put the insecurities about being able to help with supporting his family to rest. I hope Sean Nast gets some much needed happiness as well.
I already liked him when he was introduced in Industrial Magic and then from Eve's check-in with him in Haunted.
This story made me hurt for him. I love Sean Nast. Dec 03, Melissa marked it as read-part-of. I finished Bitten and realized there were a bunch of prequel short stories to that book, so going by the author's website I think that's where I got my chronological list of stories I started with the first.
It's not really related to the characters in Bitten, but it was a good quick read and I'll look forward to see more of those characters somewhere else in the series. Perhaps I'll go check out the publication dates before I go to the next. Either way though I enjoyed Aaron and Cass I finished Bitten and realized there were a bunch of prequel short stories to that book, so going by the author's website I think that's where I got my chronological list of stories I started with the first.
Either way though I enjoyed Aaron and Cassandra's story and look forward to learning more about them further in the series. I loved this story! I can't wait to read more about these characters later in the main series, hopefully there will be some resolution later in the series to this story that left me hanging a bit and holding out hope for Eve and Kris!
Honestly I fell in love with these two characters and based on this story theirs will be so heartbreaking, but I can't wait to read it! Very short story about how Logan learned about his birthright. This one could have been even longer for me. Another excellent backstory this one of Clay and Elena's history before Bitten.
How they met and the circumstances of their courtship and relationship before the events in Bitten. A really great insight into their early relationship and what brought them together and to Stonehaven. A backstory for Lucas a new character for me , a brief appearance by Eve who I've met earlier in these prequel short stories , and a glimpse of her daughter, and the machinations of a rival Cabal I've seen mentioned before too. Lots of tiny pieces that I can't wait to see how they all fit together. Great story from Jeremey's POV, takes place during the events in Bitten, and basically is him thinking back on Clay and Elena's relationship, the part he played in her transformation, and the situation they find themselves in now.
I really enjoy Jeremey's take on some of the other characters. A wonderful wedding story filled with all the little things family does that complicates and makes things so utterly memorable. I enjoyed reading these stories, it all helps build a better picture of the Otherworld. Here's a small review of each story in no particular order. The Case of El Chupacabra. Forgive me if this was explained in other books, I might've overlooked it, but I didn't know that Sean Nast was gay.
That is actually pretty cool, I'm ok with that and want to see where this will go. I liked seeing Lucas and Paige in a more day to day operation investigating this case, and we also have a guest appearance by I enjoyed reading these stories, it all helps build a better picture of the Otherworld. I liked seeing Lucas and Paige in a more day to day operation investigating this case, and we also have a guest appearance by Cassandra. It just could've been shorter in my opinion. This is the story of how Logan came to be a part of the pack. It is kinda sad to read more about him, being that we don't get to know him in the series.
This takes place before book 2, Eve and Savannah get captured, and she will do whatever is necessary to get her daughter out of danger. Except she doesn't quite make it. These are more of Jeremy's ghosts during Biten. It felt like a deleted scene from a movie, and it was a nice backstory to his character. Who knew Lucas had gone after Eve!!
I think throughout this whole book, not just this story, I've learned to like Lucas Cortez a lot more. And in this story, he actually fights Eve, gets away, and steals something from her. OK, so maybe I lied, I left my two favorite stories for last. This is the preparations for Lucas and Paige's wedding. I never knew he was a bit, somewhat jealous of Adam. The wedding planning was a disaster, Lucas's father was, as always a pain to deal with, but kinda cute.
And Savannah was adorable and funny. If you get this book for this story only, you'll get your money's worth. This is how Clay and Elena first met, first started going out, and became a couple, up until the moment where Clay turns her. So this is obviously before Bitten. I almost would recommend reading this story before you read Bitten.
It just made me fall in love with them all over again. View all 5 comments. Aug 01, Lisa Harmonybites rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Lovers of the Otherworld Series.
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I greatly enjoy Armstrong's Otherworld books. I wouldn't recommend starting with this one if you haven't read them--these are a grouping of 8 stories, including one novella, and I think their primary pleasure comes from seeing them fill in the gaps in the histories of some favorite characters. They'd definitely act as spoilers for those early books and without that background some readers might be a bit lost, or at least miss some of their impact without the context.
I enjoyed all the stories here, but I think my favorite was the last one, "The Case of El Chupacabra. Incidentally--several of the stories originally appeared for free for years on her website-she had written fiction shorts at fans' requests since Because of that, she said in her introduction, she couldn't justify publishing this short story collection for profit and the proceeds go to World Literacy of Canada. But there are also stories here offered for the first time and it's a generous full book length.
I can't help but contrast this to LK Hamilton, who offered up a scant and imo sloppily written novella in Flirt at full book price. And if you go to Armstrong's website, there are more free goodie extras here. This is a woman who obviously respects and loves her fans. Just a tiny part of why it's hard not to love her back.