Book Review – Demon from the Dark – (Immortals After Dark #10) – Kresley Cole

Absolutely fell in love with this book! Malkom… sigh… who knew I’d love the caveman so much?!

Demon from the Dark is Malkom and Carrow’s story. At the end of book #9, we saw that immortals were being kidnapped and that Carrow from the house of witches was one of them. She finds herself in an island where the immortals are being held by an order of mortals. Carrow is blackmailed to go to a different plane to retrieve a reclusive immortal, Malkom Slaine. Malkom is a Vemon (or as Nix would say, a Dempire), a vampiric demon. Malkom thinks he’s an abomination and lives alone in the mountains.

This demon was raw, uncivilised – and he was making her melt.

But then he meets Carrow, his fated female, and he’s ready to forget his tortured background and follow her anywhere. What he doesn’t know is that, just like everybody else in his life, she’s about to betray him…

Malkom was so damned accustomed to loss, yet he knew he would never recover if he lost her.

I immediately fell in love with Malkom. He only spoke Demonish which means he couldn’t communicate with Carrow… sigh… it was so sweet to see them attempt. To see him protect her and learn from her. He was as caveman as it gets with his lack of showers and behaviour but she tamed him and they taught each other… him so tortured, her so brave… it was just beautiful.

While no immortal – or mortal for that matter – can take the place of Bowen, Malkom has just fought for a place next to him… sigh… definitely my second best in the series!

Add to their beautiful though conflicted love story, there is also a bigger story here. Since book #1 the good immortals have been aligning and it just might be time for a war. I loved seeing all of them get along, Mari and Bowen (my favorite) Sabine and Rydstrom, Conrath and Neomi…. it’s actually a big beautiful family now and such a joy to read.

I’ll end by saying that every time I start a new book and get bored, I read the Immortals After Dark series. It’s my go to series because it never disappoints.

5 stars!

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Book Review – Bloodfever (Fever #2) – Karen Marie Moning

I dove into this second book in the series immediately after the first. I was looking forward to seeing the evolution of Mac from a ‘barbie’ to the most powerful sidhe seer. .. I was also so excited to see how her relationship with the enigmatic Jericho Barrons would progress.

I was disappointed on both fronts. But first a synopsis. We begin right where Dark Fever left off. Mac is still on the trail of her sister’s killer.. Barrons is still by her side but only because he wants her help in locating the Sinsar Dubh. Their alliance is working well but Mac is also aware that she knows next to nothing about Barrons. How come he can walk amongst the shades? Why is he so keen on getting the Sinsar Dubh?

As you can imagine in a long series such as this one, none of the questions are answered. I knew it would drag on for some time and to be honest I’m still very interested in getting the answers to the many questions, but I got a bit tired of getting no answer at all.

While I was prepared to not find Alina’s killer or the Sinsar Dubh, I was hoping that the relationship between Barrons and Mac would progress. At least a little bit. It did. A tiny tiny bit. Sigh. ..

I will say that I still want to see where all this is going. I’m still in awe (if a bit grossed out) by the world the author has created. There are many players and many questions. I’ll move on to book 3, I’m hoping for something to progress… anything and maybe I just might stick out the entire series.

3 stars.

Amazon Buy Link – Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

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Book Review – The Erotic Light – Nina Lane

It was no secret how much I loved The Erotic Dark. I was surprised and very excited to learn that there would be a sequel and devoured it as soon as I could.

The erotic light is the continuation of Lydia’s story. She is still at the Nouvelle Vie where she is to follow the commands of three men: Preston, Kruin and Gabriel. If you do remember, Preston is the insane one who gets of on humiliating Lydia, Kruin is the quiet one who gets of on spanking Lydia, and Gabriel is the sweet one who loves to converse with Lydia.

The three had by the end of The Erotic dark come to some sort of agreement which while not as smooth, was accepted by all. But things have started to change. Preston notices how much Lydia feels for Gabriel and he doesn’t like it. He is after all the one who saved Lydia and introduced her to the other men, so he wants Lydia to be his and only his. Because of this, their uneasy truce is broken.

I’ll start by saying that this book took a very different direction from what I expected. Because of how things ended in The Erotic dark, I expected the four of them to learn how to accept their weird arrangement. I expected that they would even start loving each other or at least, get along. But things change. Preston becomes more insane and gabriel becomes even sweeter, which leads to a battle between the two where Kruin is the referee and Lydia the collateral.

I have to admit that I wasn’t a fan of the direction it took. thing is, it moves from being dark erotica to something else I can’t quite place. It still has the humiliation and the punishments but it was clearly moving on to a lighter place, hence the title I guess.

I ended up enjoying large aspects of the book once I reconciled with the fact that I would not be getting what I wanted, but like a petulant child, it was still at the back of my mind and I didn’t let it go enough to enjoy this new direction. I don’t want to give away too much but I will say that if you loved Gabriel in book #1 then you will love this new direction.

To each his own, I say and I do hope to hear from fans of book #1. I’m curious to hear what you thought.

3 stars

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I’d like to thank the author for providing this copy for my review.

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Book Review – Dark Fever (Fever #1) – Karen Marie Moning

I’ve really been looking forward to reading this series! One of those books you keep in the back burner rubbing your palms together waiting for the right moment… Then I went on holiday and bought the entire series :)

Dark fever did not disappoint! I read it so fast my husband had to remind me of his presence :) so whats the story about? MacKayla Lane is a happy go lucky 22 year old southern belle. She loves pink, chilling at the pool and listening to her ipod. That all comes crushing down when she gets a phone call. Her 24 year old sister Alina has been murdered. Alina had travelled on a university exchange programme to Dublin. As far as Mac knows, Alina was just a more ambitious version of her, so why would anyone kill her? And so brutally at that?

Mac refuses to watch the case go cold in a difference country. She travels to Dublin intent on solving the case. There she realizes that things are not as they seem. Alina was in much more danger that anyone could have imagined. And not from humans but from a variety of deadly supernaturals. Mac, determined to solve the case, finds herself in the same deep waters Alina was in. The only difference is that Mac has someone helping her… Or using her… Or both… Jericho Barrons. An enigmatic hottie who is hiding more than he shares. Who or what is he? And what does he want with Mac? Can Mac solve her sister’s murder? And at what cost?

I can’t tell you how thrilling the whole ride was! It has been some time since I was addicted to a series (another paranormal one, go figure) so I desperately wanted to like this one. Turns out I loved it. The adventure, the excitement of whodunit, the wit, the sexy sexy Barrons but most importNtly, the world building. Incredible. Unlike anything I’ve read before.

I was never one to love Urban Fantasy which I felt included more supernaturals than my poor brain can handle… But recently I’ve been proved very wrong. It still takes time, but I’m more intrigued and excited than I am when it comes to any other genre.

More positives= the heroine was positively likeable. She was very girly which I thought would be a problem (I’m not girly) but she turned out strong and daring, plus the author’s voice gave her wit and brains. I loved that. Speaking of the author’s voice, I loved everything about it. The only thing missing from the book was sex. I’m an erotica reviewer so yes I missed it. I’m holding on to hope that subsequent books will have at least a bit of the sexy barrons seducing Mac :)

4 stars!

Amazon Buy Link – Dark Fever by Karen Marie Moning

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Book Review – Rogue – Katy Evans

It’s quite obvious that I’m a huge Katy Evans fan. Her debut, Real, is still one of my favourite books of all time. Her love stories have such intensity, such beauty in their rawness… and this one was no different.

Rogue is the story of Melanie. You might remember her as Brooke’s crazy best friend in Real. Melanie wants what Brooke has, a man who sees her for who she is and loves her all the more for it. She’s always been the romantic, searching for love anywhere and everywhere. Her search has led to countless horrible one night stands but she never gives up. And one rainy night she meets him. Greyson King.

I have seen works of art and beautiful men, beautiful buildings and beautiful rooms, but at this moment as he looks at me, I can’t remember ever seeing anything besides him.

And for the first time ever she thinks this could be more than a one night stand. This could be what she’s been searching for. But Greyson is nobody’s prince.

I like the way she hunts for the next man; I liked watching because somewhere, deep down, I knew I’d have enough, and her hunt would be over the day I decided to let her know I intended to be that man. Fuck her prince charming. She’s getting me.

He has a tale darker than Melanie could ever imagine. He’s a dangerous man with a list, and she’s on that list…

I loved their story! The heat between these two was palpable… the steam? Wowzer! I’ve read a couple of books lately where the steamy bits are so lackluster I skim over. I read and review erotica for a reason… I love the steamy bits and want to see them well done… and Katy did them so good… so good ;) I’ll leave it there and wait for you to read them yourselves :)

And while the steam had all my attention, the story was not far behind. It was not a mystery to solve as we find out Greyson’s job pretty much right off the bat. However, Melanie is in the dark about all of it… and when she realizes that her prince is nothing but a rogue, will she want to keep him?

Love didn’t feel like this when I imagined I’d fall in love. Love was exciting and precious in my mind, not frightening and unexpected.

Another Katy Evans winner!

4 stars!

Amazon Buy Link -> Rogue by Katy Evans

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Id like to thank the author and the publisher for providing this copy for my review.

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Blog Tour: Book Review + Excerpt + Giveaway – Six of Hearts – LH Cosway

It’s official! LH Cosway can do no wrong. Her stories are pure magic. I love how buoyant and happy they make me, how they force me to dream again, to believe in the impossible. She has such skill and I just wish she could write faster so I never have to leave her world!

Six of Hearts is the story of Matilda and Jay. Matilda works for her solicitor father as his secretary. She meets Jay when he comes in to request representation. Jay is an illusionist. Until recently, he had his own show which was cancelled when a newspaper printed a nasty story on him, accusing him of murdering his partner. Matilda is immediately taken by Jay but she’s always had problems approaching men. So when Jay moves into her house, it should be the perfect opportunity for her, but she has no clue where to start.

This book is another magical adventure. Jay is of course a magician so there’s that, but there’s also more. If you’ve read Painted Faces and Still Life with Strings, then you know what kind of magic I’m talking about. LH Cosway is all about taking what could be an extremely angsty story and filling it with such hope that you can’t help but smile through it all.

It’s clear from the beginning that Jay and Matilda are soul mates. Their lives are intertwined from the start, but as much as they want each other, there’s something holding Jay back…

“I need you to be my friend, matilda, to spend time with me. But please don’t push for more, even if it feels like want you so badly it hurts, even if I’m the one doing the pushing, because if you do, I might just be selfish and take you… and you’d destroy me.”

There’s definitely something he’s hiding…

“It’s about the fact that if you knew the truth, you might not want me anymore, and I couldn’t live with you not wanting me.”

Matilda has no clue what it could be… but when all is revealed, it shakes her world.

Sigh… I absolutely loved their story. It has the same feel as previous LH Cosway books. The same style of writing that makes me think of a mix between chic lit and New Adult… the humor and light heartedness mixed with angst and love… it’s a wonderful combination and I for one I’m a huge fan.

I love how the heroine is your girl next door. And though she might not lead a perfect life, she has friends and family and hopes and dreams and laughter… and the hero though incredibly sexy and confident, has his own problems… and when they come together, they learn from each other and heal each other…

I want another LH Cosway book now! Seriously! She makes me believe in the impossible again.

We both know that mystery is better than the truth. So why not live with the magic? Be a kid again and believe in the fantastical. Life is more fun with a little smoke and mirrors.

4.5 stars!!!

Amazon Buy Link -> Six of Hearts by LH Cosway

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I’d like to thank the author for providing this copy for my review.

Excerpt

“Come on upstairs, and I’ll get you some antiseptic for that,” I whisper, touching his hand for a second. I slip off my heels and leave them at the bottom of the stairs.

He follows silently behind me, and I wonder if he’s checking out my arse again like last time. I don’t have the courage to turn around and investigate, though.

When we reach the bathroom, I pull a bottle of antiseptic from the shelf and some cotton wool from the cupboard. Jay sits down on the edge of the bathtub, watching me.

“You really shouldn’t have attacked that man,” I say. “I’ve had worse things said to me over the years.”

His eyes darken. “Who’s said worse to you, Matilda?”

I shrug it off. “Almost every time my friend Michelle and I go out, we get crude stuff shouted at us. I think it’s all part and parcel of being around drunk men with no filters.” I pause and amend, “The women can be fairly nasty at times, too.”

“Well, that’s probably because they’re jealous. And the men do it because they misguidedly think it’ll get them laid.”

I laugh softly and pour some antiseptic onto the cotton wool before sitting down beside him and bringing it to his hand. “‘Misguided’ is definitely the right word.”

When the cotton wool meets his knuckles, he hisses and curses, “Motherfucker.”

“You know what? You Boston-Irish swear even more than us Irish-Irish,” I joke.

“Yeah,” says Jay. “I’ve got a dirty mouth, but it’s mostly used for good.”

I glance at him. The way he’s looking at me makes me feel all funny and hot, so I hand him the cotton wool.

“There. You can finish yourself off,” I say, standing up.

I have to resist the urge to face palm when I see the size of his smile. Sometimes I think my brain might just be a gaping hole containing nothing but unconscious innuendo.

“You know what I mean,” I mutter as I open the door to leave.

“Oh, I know exactly what you mean,” Jay calls after me.

“I’m going to bed.”

“Sleep tight.”

I can still hear him chuckling as I close my bedroom door.

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Book Review – Unbeloved (Undeniable #4) – Madeline Sheehan

This is one of my absolute MUST READ series! The first book, Undeniable, set the stage for a series that’s unlike any other Biker MC series out there.

In Unbeloved, we are reacquainted with Dorothy. You might remember Dorothy as Jase’s lover. Dorothy is in love with Jase, but has lived for years as ‘the other woman’, seeing as Jase is married. Dorothy is tired of watching Jase with his wife and indulges in another affair, with another Hell’s Horseman, Hawk. She maintains both affairs for a long time before it all comes crashing down. After years of avoiding both men, she has to acknowledge that she still has feelings for one man.

I enjoyed this instalment. Nothing new there… all the books are as gritty and raw as the first one was. However, this one felt different…. and I’ll explain why. Firstly, Undeniable was an epic story that took place in a span of decades. While this is the same in that respect, it differs in the storytelling. In Undeniable, everything was spelled out to us, we got to live the pain, the suffering and the love that was Deuce and Eva’s relationship. In this one, everything felt a bit hurried. While I enjoyed it, I did wish the author would slow down, so I could take my time to cry for Dorothy’s lose and rejoice in her happily ever after.

That being said, I did have tears in my eyes because this was one angst-filled instalment. Dorothy’s happily ever after is not an easy one… and that’s an understatement. She gets the man of her dreams only to lose him again, and it was hard to read. When her happiness came, I was so happy, the tears fell. However, I felt robbed of the moment again. It all felt like it went too fast. I reached the epilogue hoping to see more of this HEA only to find something different… sigh… I just needed more!

The other thing I noticed was the lack of steamy scenes. We all know how unapologetically these bikers take their women. That’s part of why I love the series so much. I love the idea of these possessive bikers taking what they want when they want it. It’s a tiny (huge) fantasy of mine. However, the steamy scenes were about three if not less and they were glossed over. Again, I needed more :/

I think the reason this ended up feeling like a novella was because we already knew Dorothy’s story. This then felt like an extended epilogue. It’s the author’s style to tell us about the other characters in this incredible world she’s created, but then we might end up knowing so much that the subsequent books might never be as epic as the first.

That being said, I absolutely cannot wait for ZZ’s book. Though we know all about his background, his life now sounds even more dangerous, more interesting… and that introduction made my mouth water! I’m not as curious about Preacher but maybe it’s because we don’t know much about him, which might make his book another Undeniable in its epicness :)

4 stars.

Amazon Buy Link -> Unbeloved by Madeline Sheehan

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Book Review – One Night: Promised – Jodi Ellen Malpas

I was so excited to receive a copy of this soon to be released book by Jodi Ellen Malpas! I’m sure you remember her as the creator of the phenomenon that was Jesse Ward, and with this new trilogy, she promised another crazy ride with a new guy, the mysterious M.

The book introduces us to our heroine, Livy (Olivia Taylor) who works in a coffee shop. She’s a bit of a recluse, a beautiful recluse, which means men are always asking her out and she always says no. Until she meets him, M. He’s arrogant and beautiful… she’s intrigued.

I’ve always tried to keep my life simple, but now I’m craving a complication – a tall, dark-haired, mysterious complication.

He makes her a proposition, one night of pure pleasure; no commitments, no feelings, no strings attached. She’d be crazy to accept. She has a past, one that is too fresh for her to even think of entertaining such a proposition. Yet she’s never felt this kind of attraction before. She can’t deny herself, and 24 hours it is.

M makes Livy feel things she never thought possible. It was inevitable, she wants more. But he’s too much of a mystery. He’s clearly hiding beneath the expensive suits and the arrogant attitude. There’s more to him that should worry her, but she’s willing to stick it out, if he is.

Onto my thoughts. The book has a slow build to it. Very slow. I found that I could put it down. Often. It is highly descriptive… by that I mean, we know absolutely everything going on in Livy’s mind. I personally prefer books with more dialogue and I felt, at least in the first half of the book, that it was all about Livy’s thoughts and feelings. It felt drawn out and repetitive and I had to constantly will myself to go on.

My other problem with the book was the erotic scenes. They felt so weird to me. The dialogue came off stilted and uncomfortable. This is where I place a disclaimer: I prefer a gentleman on the streets and a freak in the bed type of man, this was not M. The thing is, M is a British gentleman and he talks exactly as the upper crust of British society does. Well and good, but in the bedroom I wanted him to let lose, but all he did was say things like “This is good, yes?” and “I concur”. It was so weird. Plus he kept correcting her manners… gah! It was meant to be one night of pleasure and I read that scene in two days, I just couldn’t get over how weird it was.

That being said, I stuck with the book for a reason. I did want to see M’s identity revealed. And I will say that the last 10% of the book is an absolute thrill. Finally we get the drama and the emotion. In fact, if it hadn’t taken me so long to read the first 90% of the book, I would have rated the book higher.

I also enjoyed the secondary characters. Absolutely loved Livy’s grandmother and her best friend. Their characters seemed so real and positive.

So I’ll end by saying that unfortunately, this one was not for me. I’ve seen some absolutely glowing reviews so I urge you to go forth and read it. I would love to know your thoughts.

3 stars.

Amazon Buy Link -> One Night: Promised by Jodi Ellen Malpas

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I’d like to thank the author and the publisher for providing this ARC for my review.

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Free Kindle Books + $1 or Less Bargains :)

I was too busy yesterday to get any time to compile this :/ On the plus side, Holland is in the World Cup semi finals! Yes, I love football and I think it’s time my country won this :)

But moving on :) click on the book covers for the amazon link. Disclaimer #1: I’m using amazon.com the international site, I can’t guarantee that these books are free or less than $1 on all amazon country sites. Kindly note that the prices are at the time of posting.

Disclaimer #2: I haven’t read most of the books so I can’t guarantee their awesomeness  :/ My criteria was cover, synopsis, reviews.

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My name is Autumn Winters.

The truth is, that’s the biggest lie I’ve ever told.

My real name is Olivia Redmund. Autumn Winters is the curtain I hide behind. You see, I write bestselling erotic romance novels. But my life is far from erotic. The only fantasy exists in my head.

The day I met Hunter Grayson, that all changed. A handsome stranger on a train who turned my world upside down, made me think and feel things I never knew were possible.

But he’s hiding, too.

What happens when I slowly realize that who I truly am is more similar to who I’m pretending to be? I want to be brave enough to tell the world, but the fear is crippling.

Fear of myself. Fear of the unknown. Fear of what others will think.

But life is too short to be afraid.

And I’m so damn tired of hiding.

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Caleb Allen was your typical boy next door. Growing up in a prestigious suburb of Los Angeles, he lived a life most only dreamed about. As one of the original Moretti men, he caught the eye of countless women with his clean cut good looks and chivalry. But behind closed doors, he commanded attention, becoming a dominant force that was anything but timid.

After a misunderstanding that jeopardized the wellbeing of the group and a near fatal accident that nearly cost him his best friend, Mark Moretti, Caleb was determined to become the loyal and devoted man he had been in the past. The minute Dr. Jena Turner stepped from the ICU with news of Mark’s condition, Caleb’s world spun off its axis. Several chance encounters only deepened his desire to make her his. He longed to prove that the life he preferred was one of pleasure and passion.

But, Jena Turner has a secret that haunts her. Hiding from her past, a simple moment in the heat of passion sends her running in fear. An unlikely confidant can either push her back into Caleb’s arms or give him a taste of his own medicine.

Can Jena step into a lifestyle that reminded her of the darkest day of her past?
Broken and defeated, Caleb questions everything he knows about love. Can he prove to Jena that love is worth the risk or will he watch her walk out of his life forever?

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Caleb loves the ladies and can’t keep his ego in his pants. With a new set of legs to wrap around him every two nights, he never thinks about what he’d do if Sarah caught him – until she does.

The repercussions are cataclysmic, giving him a second chance at life. Who is Caleb really? The ego or the man he professes to be? This playa plays to win.

 

 

 

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NFL quarterback, Zolt Hamil was America’s heartthrob until a career ending injury changed his life. Years later, he’s picked up the pieces and carved out a new path for himself. But the mental and physical scars of that day have left him moody and reclusive, and his only relief is indulging in pleasure and pain with his many one night stands. Though many women have tried, Zolt refuses to care about any of them. Only one woman has his heart; a hallucination of a young, sable-eyed, blonde beauty whom he conjured that painful day on the football field.

On the first day at his new job at a law firm in Scottsdale, Arizona, Zolt comes face to face with his hallucination, Irelyn Wilkes. Their fateful connection, and explosive passion for each other pulls them together, and this time, Zolt refuses to let her slip from his life.

But Irelyn has her own demons to fight, and her controlling boyfriend is one of them. He doesn’t take kindly to other people playing with his toys, and he’ll stop at nothing to keep her by his side.

Can Irelyn and Zolt defy the odds and find a way to be together? Or, will the events set in motion years ago keep them apart forever?

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Irelyn Wilkes was Zolt Hamil’s seraph. His angel. His hallucination suddenly real. But her abrupt departure from his life has sent him into a tailspin of nameless women, alcohol, and drugs. When Zolt realizes that Irelyn lied to him, he sobers up and sets into motion a public rescue, making an even greater enemy of Marcus Xavier.

Marcus doesn’t take kindly to people taking what is his, and he’s not about to let Zolt and Irelyn ride into the sunset without a fight. He’s already murdered her brother; taking out Zolt Hamil would make his day.

Can Zolt and Irelyn mend their broken relationship and find a way back to each other? Or will Marcus succeed with his plans to separate this fated pair forever?

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32-year-old Sebastian Vanwell, a very successful yacht broker, always loved the design and architecture of a luxurious yacht. His only addiction was being on the water. He loved it, he thrived on it, and he needed it in his life. After a very stable, loving childhood with a few bumps, Sebastian married the love of his life: the one person who he knew would always be there. Julia was his rock, and he loved her more than life itself. Sebastian kept his addiction to the water under control, wanting to keep his time with his wife and son his number one obsession. That was, until he saw her.

Ysabelle Telle hit him hard, knocking the wind from his lungs. This new addiction haunted him, the one compulsion that he couldn’t control no matter how hard he tried. Coming from worlds apart beautiful, dark, complected Ysabelle didn’t have the rich, protected background that Sebastian had. She had lived a life of hell, growing up in poverty and horrific living conditions with a drug-addict mother who never cared. Ysabelle now lived for one person, and one person only: herself. She was pure perfection. Her beauty, along with a flawless body, had men lined up and driveling over her- ensuring her success as a VIP.

There are too many words that describe the effects when two diverse worlds like theirs collide. They both have too much to lose to get caught in the forceful pull, which could destroy them both.

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Some people need love…

I need sex, money, control, and power.

Anyone could have those four things, but only one could have VIP. Becoming Madam was never a choice for me, it was a mandated order from the most powerful woman I knew- my mother. I was born to fill her shoes, never to make mistakes, or to show weakness.

You are the product of your environment. They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree; you learn from what you see, not from what you’re told. Nature vs. Nurture. I learned from it all; what I saw, what I didn’t see, what I was told, and from reading between the lines.

I was raised with the belief that the world spun ONLY because of me. I held power as far back as I can remember, saw things no one ever talks about, and witnessed illegal acts of sex, drugs, and money by the time I was eighteen.

You saw a glimpse of me in VIP, now see it from the beginning. Enter my world where anything goes; no judgments, no remorse, no guilt. You play by my rules, or you don’t play at all. There are no limits to what I can do, or to what I can show you…I will ensure my legacy by any means necessary.

My name is Lilith Veronica Stone, and I am The Madam.

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I’ve never been a failure. I don’t allow myself to make mistakes. I’ve lived my life to painstaking perfection.

Until now.

I can’t seem to get anything right. And when you work for the FBI, mistakes can cost lives.

Busting BDSM club Decadence for drug trafficking is my chance to prove myself. And no pushy Dominant is going to throw me off my game, not even sinfully sexy club owner Derek Carter. I have to keep him close in order to uncover his secrets, but keeping him close to my body while guarding my heart is proving more difficult than I ever imagined.

He might just be my biggest mistake yet.

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Leaving an abusive life behind is not a crime.

Katarina Roberts’ only goal is to get the hell out of Belmont, and the further away, the better. After living with an abusive mother most of her life, her brother Drew, part of the town’s notorious Knight Crime family, is doing everything he can to help her attend school at UCLA.

Cole Knight is being groomed to take over the Knight family business. A lethal combination of sexy and dangerous, he has no interest in a relationship… until he meets Kat. Cole wants Kat, and will stop at nothing to have her and keep her, and make her part of the ‘family’.

Kat and Cole have an explosive connection from the first moment they lay eyes on one another.

Now, Kat faces the hardest choice of her life… Cole or UCLA? Cole would mean dealing with everything that comes from being a “Knight.” A world where you are constantly worrying about your loved ones being hurt or possibly worse. But loving him makes it seem worth it. Or does she stick with the plan to get as far away from Belmont as possible? Will she give up her dreams of UCLA for Cole?

professor

 

Damien Areleon never expected to meet his future in a classroom. More specifically, he never expected to meet her in HIS classroom.

However, when Sabrina Carson takes a seat in the front row of his Human Sexuality class, he knows he wants her. After keeping his desires at bay for most of the semester, she suddenly asks him for tutoring during his office hours.

This one appointment sets the stage for a whirlwind, but secret romance.

Follow Damien and Sabrina as they make the journey from Professor/student to something so much more than either of them thought they were capable of.

workplace

There are those once in a lifetime opportunities that come along, that in your wildest dreams would never happen to you. When independent Victoria Bryant’s opportunity comes, a climb up the corporate ladder turns into an affair with the owner. Now she must make decisions that will change her life forever. Will she choose to forgive the man she’s grown to love, or watch him walk away and give up everything that might have been…..

When Leland Ambrose started his company he was young and in charge, but when he meets Victoria, he discovers a weakness he hadn’t counted on. A weakness so great that his company could pay the price. Will he stand up for the woman he loves, or protect the company he’s worked so hard to build….

desire

I’m a sex worker.

A prostitute. A whore.

Whatever you want to call me, the result is still the same. I sleep with men and I get paid for it. I don’t make excuses for what I do.

Then I learn how fragile life can be; how in an instant, everything can change. My mother disappears and I’m left to care for my two estranged siblings. I can barely manage to look after myself.

How am I supposed to look after a hormonal fifteen year old and a five year old who has no idea who I am?

I just want my old, uncomplicated life back.

Especially when He shows up.

He’s investigating my mothers disappearance, but I can see that it’s more than that for him.He thinks he can help me. He thinks he can fix me.

Only how can he fix something so broken?

 

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pleasure

Michael Hawkins is mature, rich, and drop-dead sexy. He is also gay. And, for some strange reason, he wants me to be his pretend girlfriend in exchange for a big sum of money.

He has one condition, though: I cannot get close to a man, or be seen with one during the one year I’m contracted with him. I thought it’d be a piece of cake, until I meet his two grown-up, gloriously handsome sons, who won’t take no for an answer, including from me.

I’ll not fall for their cheap tricks even if it means I have to close my eyes each time I see them. And each time I close my eyes, I imagine their naked bodies doing sinful acts on mine. God help me before my physical urges get the best of me, and the contract blows up in my face.

give

Evie Jamieson, a former wild child, is not only a headstrong, smart-mouthed trouble magnet, she is also a lead singer with a plan. That plan involves uprooting her band, including her two best friends guitarist Henry and band manager Mac, to Sydney to kick off their dreams of hitting the big time.

Jared Valentine is the older brother of Evie’s best friend Mac and also the man determined to make Evie his. They strike up a long distance friendship which suits Evie because she’s determined to avoid the distraction of love, not only because it doesn’t fit in with her plan, but because twice in the past it has left her for dead. Moving to Sydney, however, has put her directly in Jared’s path and he has decided it’s the perfect opportunity to make his play.

Unfortunately Jared, co-owner in a business that ‘consults’ in dangerous hostage and kidnapping situations, makes an enemy who’s determined to enact revenge. When his enemy puts Evie in his sights, Jared not only has a fight on his hands to make her his own, but also to keep her alive.

Is accepting the love he’s so desperate to give worth the risk to both her heart, and her life?

no one

Tess used to spend more hours than she’d care to admit playing her favorite computer game, using the nickname Angel. She could pretend her life was different, and she could pretend Arion was just a friend. But a girl needs more to keep her warm at night than pixels, and she traded her virtual heaven for a real-life hell. Now she’s on the run from a past she won’t talk about, and the only place she has to go is the doorstep of the friend she’s never actually met.

When Angel disappeared from their nightly games, it nearly destroyed Arion. He threw himself into work and women, but he can’t help knowing the one-night stands will never compare to the angel who haunts his dreams. At first, when she shows up soaking wet and scared-shitless on his doorstep, he thinks his prayers have been answered.

But the more Arion tries to keep Angel close, the more her fear drives her away. If they are ever going to have a chance for a future, they’ll first have to deal with the past that hasn’t forgotten her any more than she’s forgotten it–and Arion will have to learn how to let her go.

winter

A girl with a dark history…

Iris Breslin took a leap of faith when she changed her name. As Avery Patterson, she is no longer the daughter of a serial killer. No longer the girl who was bullied and abused through high school. A fresh name and a fresh start at Columbia University means Avery can leave all that behind. There’s only one thing marring her dream of a clean slate….

A boy with a past of his own…

Luke Reid has a lot going for him: sex appeal, badass tattoos and insane musical talent. Despite his guitar skills, his calling in life has always been to serve and protect. A NYPD cop by day, singer in rock band D.M.F by night, from the outside Luke seems like he’s got it made. But falling hard for a girl whose father was accused of deeply sinister acts—a man whom Luke shares a devastating history with, himself—only serves to complicated things.

Pieces of a puzzle….

Four symbols, four methods of destruction.

A trade.

Borrowed wings.

Dark secrets that threaten to destroy.

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making

Ambrose Young was beautiful. He was tall and muscular, with hair that touched his shoulders and eyes that burned right through you. The kind of beautiful that graced the covers of romance novels, and Fern Taylor would know. She’d been reading them since she was thirteen. But maybe because he was so beautiful he was never someone Fern thought she could have…until he wasn’t beautiful anymore.

Making Faces is the story of a small town where five young men go off to war, and only one comes back. It is the story of loss. Collective loss, individual loss, loss of beauty, loss of life, loss of identity. It is the tale of one girl’s love for a broken boy, and a wounded warrior’s love for an unremarkable girl. This is a story of friendship that overcomes heartache, heroism that defies the common definitions, and a modern tale of Beauty and the Beast, where we discover that there is a little beauty and a little beast in all of us.

where

When Mia Corelli returns to Alabama for a summer of fun with her childhood best friend, Tessa, there’s only one thing keeping her on edge. One person that she’d do anything to avoid.

Benjamin Kelly. World’s biggest dickhead.

Mia hates him with a fury and has no desire to ever see him again. When she decides to start her summer off with a bang and finally give away her v-card, she unknowingly hands it over to the one guy that excelled at making her life miserable, learning a valuable lesson in the process.

Always get the name of the guy you’re going home with.

Ben can’t get the girl he spent one night with out of his head. When she leaves him the next morning, he thinks he’ll never see her again. Until he sees her lounging by the pool with his sister.

Mia is determined to hate Ben, even though she can’t forget him.

Ben is determined to prove he’s not the same guy he used to be.

What happens when the one person you wish never existed becomes the one person you can’t imagine being without?

promises

Isabella “Izzy” McKenna just came out of a two year, well, she couldn’t really call it a relationship. It was more like two years of being dominated and controlled by him, a handsome and powerful man. When she finally decides to leave him, after he finally pushes her too far, she revives her friendship with her best friend from college.

Little did Izzy know that rekindling her friendship would also throw her into an amazing loving relationship with a gorgeous fun, but at times jealous, bar owner named Z.

Will Izzy’s horrible childhood and past controlling relationship keep her from finally finding the love that she’s always searched for? Or will he ruin the love that is finally just in her grasp?

romantic

Matt Williams had everything a young, single guy could ever want. He lived in a great party town, made plenty of money and loved his job. Hell bent on avoiding commitment, Matt was fairly cavalier with women and kept his heart closed off to guard it at all costs. His good looks and charismatic personality guaranteed his nights were filled with fun and excitement. When his job forced him to relocate, everything changed.

The one thing Vanessa Hargrave was in control of was her career. Outside the office she had difficulty following her convictions…she didn’t like to disappoint her parents and continually vied for their acceptance. What seemed to please them was her engagement to Charles because he was a doctor; however, to Vanessa, he was too predictable, safe and boring. She wanted more. She desired passion and romance. She wanted to feel something; she needed to be more than a convenience to someone.

Along comes Matt – sexy, carefree and a rule breaker at every turn. His “it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than permission” attitude cuts against her rigid polices and procedures mind-set and she despises how everything is seemingly handed to him.
Pushing Vanessa too far with his office antics might just cause enough friction to make them explode for one night. Will that one night be enough for them? Or will it create enough tension to throw them into something they never expected to have…

rock

She’s a small town nurse who had to grow up fast. He’s rock music’s most infamous guitarist. When a day at the beach turns life or death, their worlds collide, and no one will ever be the same.

Kate Gibson’s life has been all about family. She spent her high school years taking care of her dying mother, and her college years raising her younger sister.

Alec Sawyer’s past was an excess of everything: drugs, parties, rock, sex, and money. His downfall had been long, spectacular, and public.

Thrown together by fate and the media, Kate and Alec find themselves falling in love. But dating in the spotlight has its downside, and some secrets are better left in the dark.

broken

Lynsie Fox has what she considers to be a perfect life. Married to Lincoln, a military pilot, she’s living the Army life she’s always loved. Being a sucker for great love stories, Lynsie makes it her mission to find Lincoln’s best friend and co-pilot, Dax Adams, a good woman.

Losing the one woman he’s ever loved, Dax attempts to be a good sport by playing along in Lynsie’s match-making scheme. However, Dax is certain he will never get the woman of his dreams.

But life doesn’t always fly smoothly. When turbulence strikes, Lynsie watches her world crash and burn around her, leaving her empty with broken wings. Despite her grief, can she mend the pieces back together and learn to fly again?

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redemption

There are secrets hidden in the shadows …

He is forbidden … He is achingly beautiful … He is tormented.

Following devastating news, Dayton Blainey and her sister are sent to live with an insane aunt in a strange place full of shadows and secrets.

But all is not right at Blackstone Abbey …

Haunting dreams and unusual incidents lead Dayton into a world where right and wrong becomes dangerously twisted. Left to trust a charismatic Demon with her heart and her life, Dayton is trapped between what she believes is right and a forbidden attraction.

There is always light in the darkness …

In this darkly romantic series, Dayton must come to terms with betrayal and her surprising lineage to stop a war before it even begins.

providence

In the old world shadows of Providence, Rhode Island, Nina Grey finds herself the center of a war between Hell and Earth.

Struggling with her father’s recent death, Nina meets Jared Ryel by chance…or so she believes. Although his stunning good looks and mysterious talents are a welcome distraction, it soon becomes clear that Jared knows more about Nina than even her friends at Brown University. When questions outnumber answers, Jared risks everything to keep the woman he was born to save—by sharing the secret he was sworn to protect.

When her father’s former associates begin following her in the dark, Nina learns that her father is not the man she thought he was, but a thief who stole from demons. Searching for the truth behind her father’s death, Nina stumbles upon something she never expected—something Hell wants—and only she holds the key.

misled

Special Task Force agent Derek Atkinson has a craving for luscious vampire Sable Taylor. But Sable is a bounty hunter, which makes him direct competition in the capture of wanted criminals.

Despite the obvious attraction between them, she won’t give him a chance and after two years, he’s tired of waiting for her to come around. So he’s got a plan to give them both what they want…each other.

 

 

the wolf

FBI Special Agent Duncan McGuire spends his days—and his nights—tracking real-life monsters. Most humans aren’t aware of the vampires and werewolves that walk among them. They don’t realize the danger that they face, but Duncan knows about the horror that waits in the darkness. He hunts the monsters, and he protects the innocent. Duncan just never expects to become a monster. But after a brutal werewolf attack, Duncan begins to change…and soon he will be one of the very beasts that he has hunted.

Dr. Holly Young is supposed to help Duncan during his transition. It’s her job to keep him sane so that Duncan can continue working with the FBI’s Para Unit. But as Duncan’s beast grows stronger, the passion that she and Duncan have held carefully in check pushes to the surface. The desire that is raging between them could be a very dangerous thing…because Holly isn’t exactly human, not any longer.

As the monsters circle in, determined to take out all of the agents working at the Para Unit, Holly and Duncan will have to use their own supernatural strengths in order to survive. But as they give up more of their humanity and embrace the beasts within them both, they realize that the passion between them isn’t safe, it isn’t controllable, and their dark need may just be an obsession that could destroy them both.

a demon

Burning alive is nothing compared to the heat of his touch.

There are better ways to break up with a girl than having her roasted at the stake as a witch. Is it any wonder Ysabel has trust issues? She got her revenge, though, and it only cost her a slightly tarnished soul.

Working for Lucifer isn’t all bad, until her ex-boyfriend escapes the bowels of Hell and she’s forced to team up with a womanizing demon to fetch the jerk back.

As a minion in Lucifer’s legion, Remy’s seen a lot of things, but nothing can prepare him for the witch with the acerbic tongue – and voluptuous figure. The more she pushes him away, the more determined he becomes to seduce her. However, what’s a poor demon to do when he accidentally falls in love and wants to keep her forever?

Welcome to Hell where you’re screwed if you do and damned if don’t. And just so you know, Lucifer has a special spot reserved for you…

embrace

Enter a world of blood-starved mastyr vampires and the rare women who can satisfy their deepest needs… How can he resist his blood rose… Gerrod, mastyr vampire of the Merhaine Realm, never thought to have his blood-needs satisfied by a mere human. But Abigail is no ordinary woman. She stuns him with her telepathy as well as the richness of her blood. However, her human DNA makes her an unacceptable mate.

Yet how can Gerrod turn her away when she alone has satisfied his blood-starvation for the first time in a hundred-and-fifty-years? Will she fall to temptation and give herself to a vampire… When the dreaded enemy of all realm-folk, the Invictus, attacks at a fae wedding, Abigail’s simple human life gets turned upside down.

She doesn’t know if she has the courage to pursue a path that means giving herself body and soul to a mastyr vampire. Will she return to her normal existence in Flagstaff, Arizona? Or will she embrace the dark…

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priceless

“My name is Rylee and I am a Tracker.”

When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I’m the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot.

I’m on the FBI’s wanted list.

I have a werewolf for a pet, a Witch of a best friend, and have no need for anyone else in my life.

But when a salvage starts to spin out of control, help comes from a most unexpected direction.

One that is dangerously dark, brooding, and doesn’t know a thing about the supernatural.

One whose kisses set me on fire.

amaurys

Vampire Amaury LeSang is cursed to feel everybody’s emotions like a permanent migraine. The only way to alleviate the pain is through sex. When he meets the feisty human woman Nina, a cure for his ailment seems within reach: in her presence all pain vanishes.

Unfortunately, Nina is out to kill him because she believes he’s involved in her brother’s death. And she would succeed if only Amaury’s bad boy charm didn’t play havoc with her hormones and catapulted her into his arms and his bed every time she was near him.

As every kiss brings them physically closer, danger is lurking and threatens to destroy the little trust they have in each other.

blood

This is an anthology of: Kept, Claimed, and Mated.

Kept:

When werecat, Greta learns her tribe plans to sacrifice her on the next full moon unleash the potent magic of her blood, a dark sorcerer is the only one strong enough to protect her. Will Dayne kill her as he has so many others of her kind, or is his grudge against her family strong enough to save her?

Claimed:

In the midst of a power struggle for vampire king, it soon becomes clear to Anthony that the only way to protect a fragile human in his care is to claim her as his mate. Meanwhile, his deepest wish is to have his lover awakened from the memory loss that took everything… not just the memories he meant to erase.

Mated:

Be small. Be invisible. It’s an odd life mantra for a human woman in a world of monsters. But Jane’s blood contains a touch of vampire magic, making her a target. With her faster-than-normal healing time, she’s an ideal punching bag for the abusive vampire she’s been living with, the one she thought might protect her this time.

Paul owes a debt to the werewolf alpha, and Cole doesn’t care how he gets paid: flesh or coin. $10,000 or Jane? The human is a small price for the vampire to pay to be debt-free.

Cole is attractive and warm—so different from the coldness and death Jane has grown used to. If the werewolves didn’t have a worse reputation than the vampires, being taken by the alpha might feel like rescue, but Cole’s growing possessive nature, makes Jane fear he’ll only abuse her like the others. If he doesn’t, could becoming an alpha’s mate free her from the vampires for good?

everlasting

What if your destiny lay on the other side of death?

The annual Culling ceremony is a day every coming-of-age novice looks forward to within the Primeval Coven. It’s the start to being initiated into the Night Watchmen, humankind’s protectors, and it’s the long-awaited day when novices discover if they’re a Hunter or a Witch.

But this day is not a happy one for Faye Middleton. Not when she’s known her whole life that she’s a Defect and is about to face banishment in front of her fellow novices. She’s forced to attend the Culling with little hope for her future, but what she discovers about herself is far worse than she could’ve imagined. And far more dangerous.

Thrown into training and separated from her friends, Faye must learn to adjust. She struggles to find her place within the Coven, and with Jaxen Gramm, the darkly handsome and extremely unnerving man assigned to watch and protect her. Emotions run high, and when she discovers a deadly secret about him, her struggles deepen. As corruption within the Coven begins to unravel, Faye pieces together her role in saving the future of her people, and within Jaxen’s life…but will the truth save her, or be her undoing?

damon

Damon DeMasters is a vampire warrior who has taken an oath to not only protect his own kind, but humans as well. Crimson Rush is the new drug on the streets and it’s their duty to find who is behind the selling of vampire blood and stop it.

As a social worker, Nicole Callahan fights for the right of every child placed in her care. There’s a war now as vampires have stepped out into the spotlight taking their place in society and the children are at the heart of it all.

Damon and his fellow warriors have been ordered by the Vampire Council to train Nicole and her colleagues against the dangers they now face in their new world. Even as sparks fly and tensions mount, Nicole and Damon depend on each other to protect the children of both races.

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Book Review – Use (Songs of Perdition #2) – CD Reiss

I’m out of my book slump! And all thanks to this book :) Use was such a wonderful follow up to Kick… CD Reiss immediately pulls you in with her mastery of words and her clever manipulation of emotions and I was just thrilled to be back in her world.

So it begins right where Kick left off. Elliot has quit his job at the Center and Fiona feels adrift without him. She has a new counsellor but she can’t bring herself to confide anything to anyone. She still has no recollection of why she stabbed Deacon though some bits and pieces are forming in her mind… On the other hand, Elliot is worried about his attraction to Fiona. He cannot be attracted to his patient, yet she’s all he can think about. He wants to help her, but he’s afraid of being too close… and there’s still Deacon…

Kick was a 5 star read for me and this one upped the ante! It actually feels wrong to give it 5 stars because it deserves more. It’s unapologetic and raw and with that hint of a mystery that everyone wants to uncover. Why did Fiona stab Deacon? I’m a huge fan of mysteries so I devoured this one as slowly as I could so as to solve it without hearing it from the horse’s mouth… and I loved every minute of it.

Fiona is still broken. She is still ruled by her addictions, but with some help, she it starting to come to some realisations. She deserves more… maybe a normal life, maybe a man like Elliot. But Deacon grounds her, he lets her be…. can she really move on from him? Another thing I love, love triangles! CD Reiss has created a brilliant one where I move from one guy to the next in matter of pages :) But seeing as Deacon has some Dutch roots, as do I, maybe I’m rooting for him :)

I’ll mention that you can read this series without having read the previous ones… though why you haven’t read the previous ones is beyond me! They are equally brilliant, wonderfully written, though I would say this is the grittier one of the three.

So if you haven’t yet discovered CD Reiss, get out from under that rock and start reading Beg, or Spin or Kick… thank me later.

5 stars!

Amazon Buy Link -> Use by CD Reiss

use

 

I’d like to thank the author for providing this copy for my review.

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