Review by Lynne Garlick
This anthology is no different, however that's where the similarities end! This anthology is like no other! But in a totally good way! Each author has their own writing style but every story links seamlessly with the next. Each one pulling me in and not letting go......there were times I laughed out loud and other times I cried! This anthology has it all...I think I experienced every emotion possible.
Review by Michelle Mclellan
I thoroughly enjoyed this and reviewed each story seperately. Great anthology. Overall, I'd give this 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Was very creative. All the characters were great. Really enjoyed reading this. Looking forward to full novels of these stories.
Review by Lisa Marie
This book is a lot of fun to read. Each story follows a different guy and the lady who takes him off of the menu. With menu items including KC Strip, Louisiana Hot Links, Italia Sausage, and Prime Rib, just to name a few, can you imagine how these guys entertained the ladies? The authors of the Meat Market are some of the best in the indie world so you know that these stories are smokin' hot. Each are short and to the point, though at the end of each it says The End... for now. So I can only hope that each of these stories are continued and expanded by their individual authors. All of them are more than worth a full book each.
Review by Sabrina Samples
Holy hell was this a hot and steamy book! The stories were absolutely amazing. My favorites have to be KC Strip, Spare Rib, Filet Mignon, and Butcher. Hot book, Hot guys and a book that everyone needs to read now!
Review by Kim Brewing
I read and loved all of these stories, each being just different enough and some with connections to other stories and all leaving me hanging with the "for now". Overall I loved the stories included in this anthology and eagerly look forward to any expanded versions.
From the Author
Important info first:
In here you will find a story that deals with domestic abuse. All of us are aware that each person is affected by things differently and they heal in many different ways. If you know anyone or if you, yourself, are a victim of abuse please reach out. You can even connact one of us. You are not alone.
Now...How did this come about?
There are five authors who are part of a writing sprint group. One day we were talking about covers and one of the authors said the word "steak" instead of "steal", which by the way is her cover title, and we thought it was funny. During the teasing someone meantioned doing a book about meat and men. Another suggested an anthology, and now...as they say...the rest is history. This anthology is something we will do yearly, the theme and chairty will be the only thing that changes. Along with a few new authors. We already have next years in the works as we speak.
Also, it should be mentioned that each story will be extended and published later on in the year. So make sure you follow each author so when the time is done in this anthology you can get the extended story of these characters.
Why protstate cancer awarness:
Even though we are all women in this anthology, each of us have been effected by prostate cancer and it's evil. Whether it's been a family member or a friend...we know the devastation it holds on the male going through it and the family who stands by them. Even if you never have known someone who has been through this type of cancer, every woman has at least one male they love that can be affected. So, we wanted to stand up and support the men out there and hopefully bring awareness about this type of cancer. The charity we picked isn't one that is well known but we were encouraged by the research and what they stand for. Please take a moment and check out the charity and support them in any way you can. Even if it is just buying this anthology and telling your friends or family to do the same.
Back when we started PCF in 1993, the outlook for prostate cancer patients was bleak. Despite its common occurrence, prostate cancer was still the "hidden" cancer. It received little attention from researchers. Government and private sources invested little in finding a cure.
PCF saw it differently. We saw a cancer that was second only to skin cancer in the frequency of its occurrence in the U.S. We saw a disease that would strike one in every eight U.S. men--taking upwards of 27,000 lives each year. We saw treatments that sometimes left men incontinent, impotent and depressed--damaging quality of life for them and their loved ones.
PCF was founded to give men and their families hope. We set out to harness more resources--both financial and human--to accelerate the development of new breakthroughs and find a cure as quickly as possible.
We've made considerable progress. Today we're the #1 philanthropic organization funding prostate cancer research globally. We've helped change how people view the disease--especially those in medical research. Some of the world's most talented and dedicated investigators now use PCF grants to unlock the mysteries of prostate cancer and bring new treatments to patients.
Perhaps most significantly, when PCF first started, only seven FDA-approved drugs were available for use in the treatment of prostate cancer. Through PCF support, that number has grown to 13--and many more treatments are in the pipeline.
Still, because of limited funds, PCF must turn down dozens of grant requests each year. While much progress has been made and the death rate has been reduced, we have yet to realize our goal of finding a cure. And the clock is ticking. That's why we need your help now more than ever.
Your support, along with longtime partners and donors, will fund a growing number of promising research projects. You can help spark new advancements that improve health and increase hope. In fact, with the research now underway, it's possible that a man diagnosed with prostate cancer today may live long enough to see a treatment developed that will save his life.
We're getting closer to this reality every day. Please give to PCF and help us take the next steps.
Jonathan W. Simons, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
David H. Koch Chair