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Agony/Ecstasy Anthology: Caged by J.K. Coi


This is one of those stories with an ambiguous ending, but I liked it because it was dark and provided hints of an interesting world.  J.K. Coi’s other works that I have read have all been solidly romantic so I like to think that if this story played out to a natural end, there would be a fantastic and romantic finish.

The familiar thrill rushed through her—the only thing she seemed to ever feel anymore. And despite herself…only here, only with him.

It had gotten stronger as the intensity of their sessions increased during the last few weeks. She took her life in her hands every time she locked herself in here. The cell might hold him. The drugs might distract him, and without direct access to the moon’s compelling power his wolf might be marginally weaker. But he still topped her five feet eight by more than a foot. He still came with built-in weapons of razor teeth and pointed claws, the cunning viciousness of a wild animal, and the desperate determination of a caged one.

And she didn’t care.

Next up is Tattoo by Dionne Galace.  We have fourteen stories left to feature and 15 days until the release.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Amy Ruttan
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 09:22:33

    I did get to read this before she submitted. I love J.K. Coi’s dark romantic stories. Congrats again J.K. on the anthology.

  2. Cynthia Sax
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 09:24:24

    LOVE J.K. Coi’s writing. I always find it so emotional and rich. I’m a little nervous as it sounds like it might not have a HFN or HEA ending (and I am solidly a romance reader) but I know it’ll be an emotional read.

  3. Paula Watkinson
    Nov 21, 2011 @ 10:20:37

    I, too, had the pleasure of an advanced peek at this book. Caged is dark, luscious and smoking hot.
    JK Coi has the gift of pulling you in deep very early on in a story, so the length is irrelevant. Even a short time in the world JK has built is extremely satisfying.

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