Review: Kicking It | Stolen Goods by Shannon K. Butcher

Posted November 19, 2013 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 4 Comments

Review: Kicking It | Stolen Goods by Shannon K. ButcherStolen Goods by Shannon K. Butcher
Published by Roc on December 3rd 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 368 pages
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
Goodreads
four-stars

Featuring stories by FAITH HUNTER * KALAYNA PRICE * RACHEL CAINE * CHLOE NEILL * ROB THURMAN * SHANNON K. BUTCHER * LUCIENNE DIVER * CHRIS MARIE GREEN * CHRISTINA HENRY

New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine has modern-day potions witches Holly and Andrew facing off against a firebrand politician who wears literally killer boots in a Texas-sized rodeo of trouble.

Boot-loving Cadogan vampire Lindsey must team up with off-again, on-again vampire partner Luc when a woman from her past is targeted by supernaturals in New York Times bestselling author Chloe Neill’s all-new adventure.

And New York Times bestselling author Rob Thurman features Trixa Iktomi from her Trickster series dealing with magical vengeance and magical footwear.

Taking kick-ass urban fantasy literally, USA Today bestselling authors Kalayna Price and Faith Hunter bring together the best of the genre to once again prove when you’re fighting supernatural forces, it helps to keep your feet on the ground.

 

Blacksmith Matthew Brighton wants to hire mercenary Simone Solange to help him retrieve a special hammer the Fractogasts are using to construct a portal. Once complete, the portal will allow more of these destructive creatures entry and it will be the beginning of the end for humanity. Simone is all business with her leathers and magical red boots. Matthew has his own skills as she learns when she accompanies him on the assignment.

This story revved up really quickly and the action was pretty exciting. In a few short pages, you got Simone’s history and motivation, understanding she wasn’t someone to mess with. Matthew’s skills are in his craft with leathers and it’s clear there’s more to this man than Simone first gauged. And, there was just enough time to create a little bit of heat between them. Hopefully, there’s more to come with this couple.

 

More reviews on the other stories in the Kicking It anthology to follow.

 

About Shannon K. Butcher

Since launching her career in 2007, award-winning author Shannon K. Butcher has penned more than eighteen titles, including the paranormal romance series, the Sentinel Wars; the action-romance series, the Edge; and a handful of romantic suspense novels and works of short fiction. Being a former engineer and current nerd, she frequently uses charts, graphs and tables to aid her in the mechanics of story design and to keep track of all those pesky characters and magical powers. An avid beader and glass artist, she spends her free time playing with colored glass and beads.

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4 responses to “Review: Kicking It | Stolen Goods by Shannon K. Butcher

  1. drey72

    I liked this story – and want more Matthew! Working magic into leather, who’d’ve thunk? (Well, apparently Shannon K. Butcher did…) Thanks for the review!