Review for Tara Quan's Punishing the Panther

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Spank or Treat (2016)

Spank or Treat returns with a brand-new collection of stories from twelve authors!

All Hallow’s Eve or Bust by Louisa Bacio

Finding the right color for the Halloween ball isn't a passing fancy for the Princess & the Pea when it comes to her beloved Sleeping Beauty. The colors and relationship go a little mismatched until Briar Rose takes matters into her own hands.

One Night To Fly by Regina Cole

Ginger never expected that the blind date she hadn't asked for would be the revelation of a lifetime. Baird's more than he seems, and their midnight flight is the start of an unexpected journey that will lead her to both passion and discovery.

Trick or Spank by Ever Coming

When Valerie finally agreed to go on a date with her sexy boss, Joshua, she was expecting many things … a mate was not one of them.

A Handful of Ashes by Merryn Dexter

The Pack Princess and The Hammer. A bloody brutal past might be too much to overcome for Quinn and Nikolas. Can they find happiness, or is there a missing piece to their puzzle?

If These Walls Could Speak by A.M. Leibowitz

Pam's body doesn't feel like home to her anymore, and she wonders if it ever will again. After turning to a friend for advice, she discovers her wife, Zayne, has a surprise for her. With a little encouragement and a lot of love, Pam is beginning to heal.

In Death’s Shadow by Siobhan Muir

All Princess Maia has to do to get her life back is find the dryads’ Key with the help of Master Assassin Quinn Tarlen, if he doesn’t kill her first. But nothing’s ever simple when magic is involved and death isn’t the worst outcome if they fail.

Punishing the Panther by Tara Quan

A scion of two Capital Hill political dynasties, water mage Aaron Masterson already faces overwhelming media attention. When a photo of his naked butt shows up on a gossip blog, he is forced to confront the panther shifter stalking him around town.

My Review

Tara Quan's "Punishing the Panther" is part of the Spank or Treat 2016 Collection. It's a standalone short story that is part of the A Witch's Night Out series. This is a hot little paranormal erotic read. Definitely something to read one-handed! I love the enemies to lovers vibe. The magical aspects make the nookie hotter too! I love it when a strong leading lady is topped! Tara Quan is amazing and I can't wait to read her again!

5 out of 5 stars

How to Spank a Princess by Kate Richards

A princess should at all times be gracious and ready to face the public but one raised in a cave might have a touch of nerves. It takes a hare...Harvey the Antelope Hare to help her get over her nerves in a very special way.

A Kiss by Moonlight by Olivia Starke

Morgan invests in an old plantation in hopes of getting a fresh start. She scoffs at rumors the place is haunted until she meets the home’s naughty ghost. Virginia is a playful belle who loves spanking her new housemate with a hairbrush. The last thing Morgan wants is a relationship—especially with a flirtatious ghost. Will she throw caution to the wind and give it a shot?

All That Glitters by Loralynne Summers

Tylanus has had his eyes on Merry for quite some time, but Merry has given up hope on ever finding someone to accept her for who she truly is. Convincing her of his feelings will require an unusual approach for this Wizard to break down the walls his Princess hides behind.

Terris by Anastasia Vitsky

Named for the star of the East, Terris longs for the educated, genteel life her father promised. Instead, she finds herself as the second wife of Jakal, a despised Northerner. Then, fate brings her a new sister wife. What will happen next?

Genesis by Barbara Winkes

As if a romance between a vampire and a witch isn't complicated enough...Daphne and Madina don't know it yet, but they're going to be at the center of a revolution.

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Apprentice witch Catalina Gato is prohibited from assuming her human form in front of her new employer without his express permission. Since he doesn’t know he’s a warlock, he can’t give it, leaving her in a familiar’s limbo. To make matters worse, she’s barred from leaving his house, and her attempts to enlighten him of his true nature results in burnt notes, charred walls, and exploding laptops.
On All Hallows’ Eve, she gets one night of freedom. Deciding some no-strings-attached sex might take the edge off the intense attraction she feels for her clueless boss, she signs up for Madame Eve’s service. When she meets her masked mystery date at the Castillo Capital, she realizes she might have gotten much more than she bargained for.
After being gifted a one-night stand from his annoying best friend, attorney Leo Difuoco reluctantly ventures to the Castillo Capital to celebrate Halloween. When he meets his oddly familiar green-eyed date in a Cat Woman costume, flames literally ignite, sparks magically fly, and life as he knows it changes forever. 

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My Review

Tara Quan's "Flirting with Fire" is the first tale in the A Witch's Night Out series. I like the mythology of the different types of magic and characters. I just love the idea that she's trapped in a cat body whenever he's around. Leo is a hawtie. I read these books out of order and it's that nice kind of related series where you can get away with that. Happy endings without going too crazy far and fast for a novella. 

4.5 out of 5 stars


Attorney Jack Frost never understood why holidays did weird things to people. His secretary went on vacation, his best friend ditched their annual Aspen trip, and the law firm’s stubborn human resources assistant refuses his clerical support request. What’s a warlock to do on Christmas Eve but go on a 1-Night Stand? But when an oddly familiar empath shows up as his date, this ice mage has a hard time denying the magic of the winter solstice.
Faced with an anemic employment market and financial woes, college graduate and former witch Mina Mao lands an HR assistant job at Frost and Sons. Having spent her day saving Christmas from Frost Junior’s Grinch-like behavior, she accepts the gift of Madame Eve’s service and heads over to the Castillo Capital. When her date turns out to be her childhood crush and workplace nemesis, she braces herself for the sexiest icy ride of her life.  
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Comedy, Interracial/Multicultural

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My Review

Tara Quan's "Frosty Relations" is the second tale in the A Witch's Night Out series, but you can read it as a standalone, I did. I love the magic that's sprinkled into the storyline, as well as the "normal" bits of storyline, like the snow globe collection. The characters are really interesting and well-developed for a novella. There are some hot scenes...magic + hawt nook nook = winning! I will definitely see what else this author has out there. I definitely want to read the other tales in this series.

4.5 out of 5 stars

Recent college graduate and part-time cat familiar Dulcina “Sweets” Gato is having the worst New Year’s Eve in living memory. End of year expenses trigger serious cash flow problems, and her microwave just went up in smoke. To make matters worse, her best friend’s overprotective big brother is back in town, and his return threatens to put a huge crimper on her nocturnal activities. The only thing she can look forward to is Madame Eve’s 1-Night Stand service. After all, she’s sick and tired of being a 21-year-old virgin.
Enforcement Agent Mikal Knight is a warlock on a mission. Having finally scored a transfer to Washington, D.C., he’s now at liberty to pursue the object of his desires—his baby sister’s best friend. But first, he has a vigilante to track down and a mysterious matchmaking service to investigate. Sent on an undercover operation, he resigns himself to a pointless 1-Night Stand on New Year’s Eve. As luck would have it, his mystery date’s identity might let him kill several birds with one stone.
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My Review

Tara Quan's "Fireworks at Midnight" is the third tale in the A Witch's Night Out series, but you can read it as a standalone. I love how the books have holiday events in them. I love the imagery on New Year's Eve. Great level of detail for a novella. The nookie is super sexy. I could almost feel it! <3 A sexy bit of candy for sure.

5 out of 5 stars


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Under magical house arrest in her great-grandmother’s suburban cottage, college graduate and reluctant earth mage Shelley Dupree whiles away most mornings spying on the warlock next door. Though erotic daydreams offer some distraction, she faces long working hours, cash flow problems, and a repeat burglar. On Valentine’s Day, she sets a trap for the mysterious intruder, intent on ending his crime streak once and for all. But her scheming cat familiar foils her best-laid plans, and, with a little help from Madame Eve’s 1-Night Stand service, she discovers a far more dangerous species of magical feline.
After moving in next to a ramshackle building on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., pastry chef Adrien Chatdurois is plagued by repeat sexual fantasies starring the same curvy brunette. In a state of constant arousal, he devotes his early mornings to grueling exercise and spends the rest of his day handcrafting the city’s best chocolates. When his younger brother stirs up trouble on the shop’s busiest day, the frustrated shifter is forced to pay a surprise visit on his reclusive neighbor. He soon learns not all witches are wart-covered hags, and one in particular might prove the most delicious of desserts.
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My Review

Tara Quan's "Feline Valentine" is the fourth tale in the A Witch's Night Out series, but you can read it as a standalone. This series just keeps getting better and better. A sexy shifter who is a pastry chef? Definitely you need to read the last half one-handed! I can't wait to see what else Tara Quan has out there. This series is amazing.

5 out of 5 stars

About the Author
Globetrotter, lover of languages, and romance author, Tara Quan has an addiction for crafting tales with a pinch of spice and a smidgen of kink. Inspired by her travels, Tara enjoys tossing her kick-ass heroines and alpha males into exotic contemporary locales, paranormal worlds, and post-apocalyptic futures. Her characters, armed with magical powers or conventional weapons, are guaranteed a suspenseful and sensual ride, as well as their own happily ever after. To receive updates about her new releases and get a free sexy read, subscribe to her mailing list at


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