Why I read this book: I’ve seen this book mentioned several times on various Facebook pages and the title and blurb mentioned are what made me want to read it. I received the book free for an honest review by the author or publisher, thank you so much!
Blurb: Porn stars, holy emissaries, demons, and even just plain humans—ninjas come in all forms and from all kinds of Hell in this erotically charged comedic Wilde City anthology! Whether it’s the world of second-rate television, fluttering ninja stars, obsessions over a bronzy-olive toned soldier, or magic backsides, your authorial guides will take you where few readers have ever dared to go…without protection.
Kage Alan, JP Barnaby, Ally Blue, TC Blue, Shae Connor, Jevocas Green, Kiernan Kelly and Eden Winters bring you…Butt Ninjas from Hell.
You’ll Never Hear Them Coming!
Publisher: Wilde City
Publication Date: April 18, 2014
Page Count: estimated at 280 pages
Title: The second I saw this title I knew I had to read this anthology. I love paranormal stories and adding in ninjas (and butts!) to the mix makes it a match made in Hell.
Story: there are 8 stories in the anthology, all written in very different ways. The basic premise that connects them all is ninjas. While some also have Hell in their stories, not all do. I’ve decided ,to be fair, that I will rate each story on its own, then combine the individual ratings to get the average one.
Clean Up on Aisle Me! by Shae Conner) Jonny is a costume store clerk, just working the closing shift and thinking about heading home. Unfortunately ninjas and otherworldly monsters decide his night for him. The premise of this story was great, though I think the romantic relationship could have been fleshed out. 7.5 pots.
Sheathing His Sword by JP Barnaby) This is the porn shoot story mentioned in the blurb, and I thought it it was well written. There is no paranormal in this story, but obviously sex is, though not as much as I expected considering it was about a porno. A clumsy ninja, nervous director and surprise visit lend funny moments to this story that made me overlook the minimal sex. 8 pots.
Twink Ninja Tiger, Flaxen Buns of Fury by Kage Alan) I really can’t say much about this story because I was very offended by the ending. The sexual innuendos by the church representative to the ninja monks were hilarious but due to the sexual abuse, which was not mentioned in the blurb, I couldn’t enjoy this story in the way the author intended. For the jokes only I give this book 5 pots.
Twerk It by Ally Blue) Demons, Hell and mixed breeds comprise the plot of this story, with a nice surprise ending. I really liked the progression of the story and the way the demon slayer accepts the twist that happens in his assignment gives a very human feel to him. I would loved to see future stories set in this world, either with this demon slayer or with more of the demons. 9 pots.
Hell is where the Heart is by Eden Winters) A 6th level demon prince is being forced by his mother “the BFD” to get married and have babies. One problem with this scenario is that the prince is gay. Another problem is that the prince has strong feelings for an old lover of his that he was forced to give up. The prince visits a friend on Earth to try to see if they can find a solution for his problem. Now if only he can accept the solution he finds, maybe a happy ever after in Hell could be possible. 9 pots
Ninja, Vanish! by Kiernan Kelly) 4 ninja actors just want the chance to show their true skills. Unfortunately, a deal with a masturbating demon forces one of those actors to use his skills in a way that could end very badly for Earth. I liked what the actor and his demon do once the actor finds out his true purpose, and how far he will go for his friends. 8 pots.
The Soldier and The Vagabond by Jevocas Green) this story seemed to be the shortest of them all, but the eroticism of it made it one of the best. Nice loving ending. I’ll give this one 8.5 stars
A Ninja Walks Into a Bar by T.C. Blue) this is the last and longest story of the anthology. I liked the plot of it, but I feel that it had too much dialogue that didn’t add anything to the story and actually detracted from it. Demons, angels, and hidden uncles make this story very different than the previous 7 in this book and I enjoyed it. 7.5 pots.
Personally, I feel there were a few other stories that could have ended this anthology better but with the exception of Kage Alan’s story, I really liked the mix. My average came out to less than 8 pots, but I don’t feel it’s fair to the other authors to penalize them for my personal objection to one story. I will definitely read the other anthology Butt Pirates in Space with the hope that Kage’s story is more appealing to me.
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