Title: Otherworld Nights
Author: Kelly Armstrong
Publisher: Penguin group Plume
Source: kindly provided by Netgalley and Publisher for review
Release Date: October 28 2015
This short story collection includes one brand-new tale, one story previously available only at Kelley Armstrong’s website, and re-prints some hard-to-find stories from various anthologies as well as the entire novella Hidden.
“Demonology” – Adam’s mother discovers what he is
“Twilight” – a Cassandra & Aaron story from Many Bloody Returns
“Stalked” – Clay & Elena’s honeymoon story from My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon
“Chivalrous” – Reese’s backstory from SubPress’s long sold-out Tales of Dark Fantasy 2
“Lucifer’s Daughter” – Hope & Karl story from Blood Lite II: Overbite
Hidden — reprinted from SubPress chapbook
“From Russia with Love” – The Pack bonus story included with hardcover of Thirteen
“Vanishing Act” – brand-new Savannah & Adam novella set after Thirteen
From the back of the paperback cover:
For every fan of the women of the Otherworld who is longing for more, a suspenseful and sexy new collection of stories and novellas by Kelley Armstrong.
In Otherworld Nights, Armstrong brings together some of her favourite love matches, taking us on honeymoon with her werewolves, Elena and Clay; showing us how her vampires, Cassandra and Aaron, express their unique bond; revealing how Karl proposed to Hope; and illustrating how the young Australian werewolf, Reese, learned the dangers of infatuation, among other stories. By popular demand, shes also included her fan-favourite novella, Hidden.
As an exciting conclusion, Armstrong has written a brand-new novella that takes us beyond the end of 13 to show us what happens after Savannah and Adam save the Otherworld–and realize they do love each other. The trouble is whether they know what love really means–coupled with the little wrinkle of having to figure that out while they battle demons. The kind from hell
I have always loved Clay and Elena, and it has been years since I first picked up these books, but for some reason I could never get into the women of the otherworld books, only the werewolf books interested me, and I could not get enough of Clay and Elena.
Otherworld is an anthology of short stories and novella’s based in the Other world, world. I especially loved Clay and Elena and the twins, the interactions between them and the pack with the children was heartwarming.
I must admit I got a bit lost in the other stories as I have not read the witches stories only the wolves. As they were all short anyway I still was able to understand what was happening and I picked up pretty quick the storylines.
I really enjoyed getting a bit extra with these short stories, they are great just to read and get more involved and depth from the characters you have loved for so many years, it is like being thrown a little treat.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves the otherworld books, I would however make sure you read at least one of the books in the series before jumping into this one.