Throw Back Thursday Review – Women of the Dark Streets: Lesbian Paranormal by Radclyffe

Published April 23, 2015 by Kaitlin Michelle

TBTI previously had a different book blog, and I had a bunch of problems with the hosting company I used for the blog, and all of my content was deleted.  I managed to salvage some of my reviews from back then by compiling what  I wrote on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes and Nobles review sections.  I will be posting these reviews under a new blog post called Throw Back Thursday Reviews, until I have posted them all on this blog. 🙂 See some that I have already posted here.

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Goodreads Summary:

Enter a midnight world of the supernatural—a world of vampires, werewolves, witches, ghosts, and demons. A seductive world limited only by your imagination, full of dark fantasies, hidden desires, and sexy women who rule the night. Edited by award-winning editors Radclyffe and Stacia Seaman, Women of the Dark Streets presents all new tales of the paranormal from your favorite Bold Strokes authors.

My Thoughts:

Keep in mind these are thoughts I posted on a separate deleted blog a few years ago.

I liked this compilation a lot! Obviously all the stories contain lesbian love and sex scenes, and there is some sort of paranormal aspect to each story. There are stories about everything from vampires and vampire hunters to FBI agents and private investigators to ghosts and skin walkers. This compilation is very diverse with only the lesbian love remaining a constant.
I loved Jess Faraday’s short story The Trickster Codex. It was one of the better short stories in this compilation. It is about a female PI, who does not have a lot of business due to her ex-partner. He is able to steal her clients/potential clients just because he is a man. She is contacted by a woman about deciphering a codex, and receives cash up front for the job. She is elated with the prospect of money and intrigued by the woman, but that quickly turns sour when feds turn up and roughly request she drop the case. I don’t want to give away anything else, because even the paranormal aspect is unusual. Overall liked the book, and this short story. It reminded me of old black and white detective movies.

VERDICT

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good paranormal romance. It is a great selection of short stories with something for everyone. Well, every adult.

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