Length: 25 Short Stories
Publisher: Torquere Press (September 18th, 2013)
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts
Blurb: Welcome to the 2013-2014 Sip Blitz, which is all about all of those who proudly serve and protect all of us!
Who can resist a sexy uniform? From military to medical and police to paramedics; from soldiers of history to starships of the future; from simply sweet to scorching hot, these stories about those in uniformed service — and those who love them — will make you laugh and cry in all the best ways.
And since the authors have generously volunteered to donate their proceeds (an amount which Torquere Press will match) to the OutServe charity organization, you get to feel good about this collection before you’ve even cracked the cover!
Review: The previous week I read all twenty-five stories this package contains. It was a long reading, but it was only a very interesting one. Twenty-five authors joined this event and in my opinion, each and every one of them made a great job with the theme of this collection.
And that brings me comment on the word “collection.” This is not an anthology. The stories in anthologies have a resembles that makes you feel as if you’re reading the same story over and over again, simply written from a different point of view. I didn’t feel that while reading this collection. Not one single story made me think “oh not again”. The variety of the genres was quite amazing. I was surprised to see from historical romance to sci-fi and futuristic. I felt in the end that this was a great accomplishment, and while I have no idea what the previous year’s collection was like, this was definitely worth reading.
So, while my rating for each individual story varied, I felt the entirety of them a well deserved ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts. If you are so inclined, I totally recommend the entire package. One thing is certain; it will keep you entertained for a long while.