First of all, I haven't finished this anthology. I still need to read the Steampunk story, but in light of how I'm not the biggest Steampunk fan, got this anthology for the Jennifer Ashley story, and only read Angela Knight's because several bloggers recommended her to me, I decided to shelf it as "read" for now and get back to "The Hunter's Cabin" once I read a few reviews for Jean Johnson's other works. All in all, this anthology was a disappointment. I loved neither Knight's nor Ashley's story. Knight's sci-fi-ish romance story featured several highly unerotic sex-scenes and left things.. open. They might have been explained in the full novels (eg. the hero's distrust? The heroine thought about his "betrayal" in the past several times, but the issue wasn't resolved by the end of their story.) but for a "new" reader, I feel conflicted. The worldbuilding was rather spectacular and promising, but the characters.. meh - despite their great potential. Ashley's Shifter novella wasn't bad, either, but I couldn't quite connect with Nell (or Cormack). It was quite predictable, though I don't think that's a particularly bad thing, considering the length. Some Graham and Reid, though, that was nice. I've got some issues with the novel's anti-human POV. It's not overly present or anything like that, but in comparison to the portrayal of the shifters.. It's one of those things that bothers me. Regardless of that, I don't think the reads were a waste of time. I'm just not sure if I'd recommend buying the anthology. Depends on how big of a fan you are of those authors, I guess.