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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Series Reading Order

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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?

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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.

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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….

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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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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.

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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?

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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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ryder

All Jade ever wants is an intelligent, well-mannered, and highly educated man like her daddy. One who has stellar career prospects as he climbs the corporate ladder to success. A good provider who will give her a stable life and a gorgeous house in the right neighborhood. A charmed life.
Everything orderly and well balanced.
Her perfect match.
What she doesn’t want is a smartass, cocky, rough-around-the-edges biker. One who has tattoos and piercings, and looks like a sex god. One who is demanding and controlling. The ultimate alpha male who storms into her life and shakes her to the core. Who won’t take no for an answer.
Jade never saw it coming. Ryder is the one man she can’t resist. He shows her what she really needs. Him.
Jade is the quintessential good girl. But what if she discovers that her perfect world isn’t as great as she believes it to be?
Underneath the layer of propriety, is there a naughty girl waiting to break free. Is Ryder the man to show her how?

All Ryder wants is inner peace. Freedom from the hatred churning in his gut.
Since his mother deserted him, his life has turned to shit.
He’s killed a man, lost his brother and fought for his survival. All before turning twelve.
Saved by Razor and Cobra, sons of the Scorpio Stinger MC, he owes his life and allegiance to them. The MC is his only family. One he will serve and protect till his dying breath.
What he doesn’t need in his life is a smart mouthed woman who thinks she’s better than him. One who pushes every one of his buttons. One who challenges him to want to be more than a drifter. One who makes him question everything he’s ever known.
Ryder never saw it coming. He can’t get Jade out of his head. She shows him what he really wants. Her.

Two worlds colliding. Can they make it work? Or will it tear them apart?

relentless

Arabella never expected to be a single parent in her forties. When she got married, in her mind, it was for life. But, as life sometimes does, it throws a curve ball, and decides a different fate for you.

So here she was, forty-four, single, two children at University and free from an abusive marriage. She is not unhappy with her life – she has her own business, which keeps her busy, and she has accepted her loneliness as part of being a single parent and staying off the grid in case her ex-husband finds her.

Fate then throws another curve ball. This one threatens to disrupt her well ordered life and turn it upside down, changing everything she knows; her perceptions, her thinking, her experiences… her life.

Fabian is a wealthy Italian property developer who just doesn’t understand the concept of the word ‘no’; despite the fact that he is engaged, about to be married. His relentless pursuit of her awakens her latent sexuality, throwing her into a vortex of desire, lust, guilt and indecision.

She can’t deny her attraction to him but there are good reasons to stay away, reasons he keeps telling her are unimportant. One of those reasons is the not insignificant fact, that he is only a few years older than her son.

Her dilemma is intensified, when her children discover the secret life she has been leading behind their backs, and they present her with a devastating ultimatum.

man

Sebastian Boa defies all the rules. There isn’t a woman who doesn’t want the notoriety of being in his bed. When he crosses paths with Mariss Red at one of his clubs, his interest is quickly piqued, and he sets out to make a play for the confident beauty. But Mariss is married, and she has no desire to lose what she loves for a one night stand with the indulgent playboy.

When an attempt is made on Mariss’ life, Sebastian rushes to her side. Those closest to him know that it’s only a matter of time before his new infatuation causes him to crash and burn.

For a man who lives on the edge, the Rules of the chase become clear at the start. If he wants to win Mariss, he will have to play on her turf. Boundaries and all. The harder Sebastian tries, the more Mariss refuses, and the harder it gets to keep his control. The Man Without Rules finds himself changing to be worthy of the one woman who has ever told him no.

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mafia

Faith Jacobson was in the wrong place at the wrong time. After witnessing a mob hit, she’s only moments from death when Angelo Raspallo decides to give his brother an unlikely gift.

Leo has avoided involvement with the family business, but it doesn’t make him a saint. He’s troubled and ashamed by his darker sexual desires, one of which is to own a slave. But when his brother throws Faith at his feet, repainting the scenario to make Leo the hero rescuing her from certain death, his moral fortitude will be tested. If Faith were kinky, it would be easy to live out his fantasy, but she’s not. Not even a little bit. Even the mildest spanking sparks terror in her that Leo can’t bear.

The gift soon becomes a burden as he fights with himself over how to handle the addition to his home. He could release her, but his brother doesn’t do loose ends. The only thing keeping her out of the bottom of the harbor is Leo’s mercy. She’s like a beautiful piece of art he keeps in a glass case but can never touch. Is possessing her enough?

uncontrollable

Slade thought that life would start to settle down now that Samantha had agreed to be his wife. He had landed the girl of his dreams. What could possibly go wrong?

One by one, things start to happen, and he does everything he can to protect his Angel.

There was nothing he wouldn’t do for her.

But he could never have imagined that their lives were going to get so…Uncontrollable

Loyalty will be tested
Love will be tainted
Boundaries will be crossed
Hearts will be shattered
Lies will be told
Secrets will be revealed

Slade and Samantha’s story comes to an end. Will their love get them through what they never saw coming?

comfort-food-kitty-thomas-hardcover-cover-art

Emily Vargas has been taken captive. As part of his conditioning methods, her captor refuses to speak to her, knowing how much she craves human contact. He’s far too beautiful to be a monster.

Combined with his lack of violence toward her, this has her walking a fine line at the edge of sanity.

Told in the first person from Emily’s perspective, Comfort Food is a tale of erotic surrender that explores what happens when all expectations of pleasure and pain are turned upside down, as whips become comfort and chicken soup becomes punishment.

kick

Fiona Drazen, sex addict, submissive slave, celebutante, trapped in a mental ward until Dr. Elliot Chapman can help her remember why she’s there. But once she does, she might not want to go home to the Master she tried to kill.

 

 

 

 

cover

Derek Bast, always has the final say. In business and in his personal life, things are done his way, or not at all. So when a scathing review of his new band is published in The Scene and has his record producer second guessing his artistic choices, his band mate trying to call the shots, and Bast’s manager convinced he’s impossible to work with, it’s time to hunt down the source of his problems: Bess Halprin, reviewer for The Scene, the girl next door growing up, and his ex-best friend since senior year when she decided to hate him for no reason.

The last person Bess Halprin wants to see standing in the lobby of The Scene is Derek Bast. Unfortunately, she can’t deny that the last nine years look damn good on him. She expected to hate him. She didn’t expect the way he can still tug at her emotions, or the way his kiss—and his hands—set her on fire. Bess should’ve kept her distance, because Bast was right when he guessed her review was written for revenge. The problem is, to this day he has no idea what he did—how he screwed her over their senior year. The bigger problem? She’s giving him the opportunity to do it again, because she never could resist him.

When circumstances bring them both home to Santa Cruz, Bast earns his way into the heart of the girl next door, but when they return to L.A. and real life rushes in, will he be able to keep her this time or are the mistakes in their past destined to be repeated?

jase

Jase Steel is a twenty two year old hot tattooed and pierced bad boy who works at his family’s tattoo shop FOREVER STEEL with his brothers. His good looks will tempt anyone to walk on the wild side and that’s exactly where he wants to be. But his interest is immediately peeked when he meets Carly, his best friend’s cousin.

And even though his friend will not approve, Jase can’t help himself. After tricking Carly to “fake date” him, he realizes that there is so much more to the beautiful girl, as the situations that surround Carly at all times are hysterical, yet heart warming.

Jase falls hard and fast for her, but some painful secrets from his past may keep him away until it’s too late.

cyrus

Cyrus is the oldest of the Steel brothers. Strong, independent and damaged by love. He likes his life just the way it is. Or so he thinks. When he meets beautiful and sexy Tara, he is smitten immediately. He begins to peruse her for a good time, but as he discovers Tara’s situation, his alpha male protective instinct kicks into overdrive.

Tara is child of the foster care system that can’t remember ever being loved and feeling safe. She is being mistreated, tricked and exploited by her boyfriend, Tony. A man who just wishes to possess and use her. Cyrus saves Tara from Tony and the riffraff he is involved with, giving her asylum at his home as he generously works things out for her. But as they spend more time together Cyrus’ barrier and his three-times-only-with-no-strings-Rule disintegrates.

But Cyrus had hurt and disillusioned. He does not like being vulnerable, feeling things that he wants to hold on to, he retaliates and takes the easy road back to status quo. Will Cyrus realize that he has a great thing, and that this love will not hurt him again in time to win her back? Or will he loose her forever?

zandor

Zandor Steel had spent the better part of the past year in Italy helping to oversee the building of a posh casino resort. A playground for the rich and famous.

After hearing about what had been going on at home, he knew he must return to help his brothers remember who they were. Jase and Cyrus the oldest of the Steel brothers had been his mentors. They taught him to never get attached, and to know the difference between physical needs and the heart. Now he was racing home in hopes that he could stop yet another one of his brothers from making a mistake. Little did he know he was going to come face to face with a beautiful Southern Bell, Bekah George, who would challenge everything he thought he desired.

Zandor knew his expectations in the bedroom were not for the faint of heart. He had spent a year living out his sexual fantasies. As he gets to know Bekah, he sees in her the same raw untamed heat that burned within him. But this strong, sexual, woman he is falling for turns out to be a bit broken. He needs to decide if he wants to go back to the lifestyle he had been enjoying, or if he has he fallen too deep?

xavior

Twenty three year old Xavier is out to prove his independence to his brothers and Momma Joe.

Needing a change Xavier Steel decided to plant his feet in the Jersey sand and start a production company allowing him the ability to re acquaint himself with his true passion in life and make a living doing what he loved, playing and creating music.

Taelyn Patrick is offered an opportunity to make much needed extra money. The hours would be grueling, but she doesn’t care. She needs the money to help her fiancé’ Daniel. Daniel and Taelyn had lived together and went to the same college when he was accepted into the medical program at Harvard. Together they made the decision to live separately until Taelyn finished her internship and graduated from college. They had looked at several apartments near Harvard together and fell in love with one. Supporting two households would be a huge financial burden but they knew the apartment would be gone if they waited until she graduated; when they would reunited and again live together.

Taelyn was offered an opportunity she could not afford to turn down. She wasn’t looking forward to helping a spoiled kid start a production company that she was sure would fail. She was less enthusiastic when his mother, her boss, asked that she be available at all times. Josephina explained that she was worried about woman taking advantage of her son financially and damage his kind heart.

Can Xavier curb his sexual appetite and become a responsible young man? Or will he find himself in bed with women who will do whatever they have to for there own financial gain?

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perfect

Reigning beauty queen Samantha Winger is launching her pet project, a music program for kids. All she has to do is follow the pageant’s rules—no smoking, drinking, or “cavorting” in public.

That’s fine, until D.J. Thomas—God’s gift to baseball—throws her a wild pitch. He slams her in an interview, and the video goes viral. Sam’s no shrinking violet. She parlays D.J.’s apology into a national T.V. appearance—and a very unexpected, very public kiss.

Soon, paparazzi catch the couple in a steamy make-out session, and Sam’s music program is on the block. The blazing hot relationship is threatened even more when D.J.’s son begs to trade in Little League for music class.

Can Sam and D.J. sizzle past the sour notes and find their perfect pitch?

storm

Madison Cole’s family is the Storm Motorcycle Club. Her father is the President and her brother is the VP. She grew up surrounded by bikers, crime and violence. Two years ago she walked away from her family and the world they live in. Her soul was shattered, her heart was broken and she had an addiction she couldn’t shake. She picked up the pieces and put herself back together. Now her family wants her back. The club is being threatened and they send a club member to return her home to safety; the one person that could destroy everything she has worked so hard to build.

Jason Reilly has sacrificed a lot for the motorcycle club he calls family. Two years ago he made the biggest sacrifice of all; he gave up the woman he loved for them. Now he is being sent to bring her back and he is conflicted. He thought he was over her but discovers their connection is as strong as ever. Their love was all-consuming, passionate and fiery. It was also their undoing and he doesn’t know if either of them is strong enough to battle the demons that ripped them apart, to find love again.

Madison and Jason are brought back together by a force out of their control; one that pushes them to a breaking point. Can they overcome their past and discover a love worth fighting for or will the harsh reality of their world finally and completely break them both?

forever

Sometimes, it takes more than love to mend a shattered heart.

After eight years of being tossed around from one home to another, never forming any meaningful friendships or bonds with her foster families, Claire’s caseworker gives her an ultimatum: Behave or your next home will be a halfway house.

When fifteen-year-old Claire arrives at the home of Jackie Knight and meets Jackie’s fifteen-year-old son, tattooed guitarist Chris, she fears she’ll be seeing the inside of that halfway house soon. But Chris isn’t like any other guy Claire has ever encountered and he soon gains her trust through his music and unwavering patience.

Claire has finally found her forever home and she and Chris soon find themselves falling in love.

But Chris’s dreams of musical stardom and Claire’s need for a stable home soon put their love in jeopardy. Chris struggles deeply with his plans for the future, entirely reluctant to leave Claire behind; until Claire does something that may break their love — and the only home she’s comes to know — forever.

when

Knox Bauer’s life has unraveled to the point of no return. Fighting to fill the emptiness inside himself, he seeks solace in unfamiliar beds with unfamiliar women. As guardian to his three younger brothers, this can’t go on…they look up to him in every way and all he’s done lately is prove how messed up he really is. Needing a change, he attends a local Sex Addicts Anonymous meeting, where he finds himself tempted by the alluring instructor, McKenna.

Twenty-one year old McKenna is trying to make amends. After losing her parents in a horrific accident, she knows if she can just be good enough, maybe she can forgive herself for what happened. With her newly acquired degree in counseling, she begins leading a sex addicts group where she meets the troubled Knox and her life takes on complications she never bargained for. She doesn’t have time for a bad boy who only wants to take her to bed, even if her body disagrees. The fixer in her wants to help, but trusting Knox’s true motivations might take more courage than she has.

beauty

They agreed on three months…but their love knew no boundaries.

Jack McLachlan is a winemaking magnate and easily one of Australia’s most eligible bachelors. His success and wealth makes him no stranger to the complications of romantic relationships and that’s why he goes to extreme measures to avoid the hassle. He prefers simplicity in the form of a beautiful female companion with no strings attached. He arranges relationships like business deals and they’re always the same. No long term relationships. No real names.

It’s his game and his rules. He’s content to play as usual, but when Laurelyn Prescott enters his life, his strategy must change because this player is like none he’s ever encountered. His world is turned on its head after he begins a three month affair with the beautiful American musician. Nothing goes according to plan and as he breaks more and more of his own rules for her, she’s exceptionally close to becoming something he never thought possible. His ultimate game changer.

the next

One night in college can change everything…

Away at college, Amy just wants one night alone without her high school sweetheart, Joe. So when he invites her to go to the library, she heads off on her own instead. How she ended up at a house party with the mysterious bad-boy Trevor is another story…

Joe so isn’t going to the library. He needs space from Amy, too, so he’s decided to rush a fraternity, to get back the swagger he had in high school. But it doesn’t take long for the brothers to invite him to the real rush–where the beer is flowing and one particular girl has set her eyes on Joe.

Over the course of one wild night, both Amy and Joe will have to decide if their futures belong with two new people, or whether the next forever will have their first loves in it.

1 OR LESS: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

raw

Kendall Tremaine is content with her life. Sure, she is still haunted by the ghosts of a dark past, still searching for redemption from selfish actions. But she wakes each morning, hoping it is just around the corner. Until a trip to Spain turns her life upside down. She is sold as a sex slave. To a devastatingly handsome–and dangerous—billionaire. A billionaire who is more monster than man.

But it is the man’s tenderness that threatens to destroy her…not the monster’s cruelty.

Kace Ramos loves the sight of women knotted in his ropes. He enjoys their whimpers of pain. He craves their screams of terror. He never has a shortage of beautiful women in his dungeon. Some quietly submissive, some openly defiant, he strips them raw and then sends them home, broken and bruised. But the unbreakable Kendall does something no slave has ever done. Her cries of pleasure shatter his barriers, making him feel things he’s never felt before…things he thought he could never feel. Even before their time is up, he knows he’ll never get her out of his mind…or his heart.

The man will do whatever it takes to make her his. But the monster won’t be satisfied until he has torn her to pieces.

catching

Twenty-one year-old Jillian Nichols only has one rule when it comes to boys: catch and release. Boy-catching isn’t just a game for Jillian and her friends, it’s a lifestyle. After all, boys might be good for a dance or a drink and certainly a little under-cover action of the scandalous variety, but expect much else and you’re bound for heart ache.

So when her best friends and fellow boy catchers start dropping like flies junior year, Jillian is determined to keep boys in her bedroom and out of her heart. Until she meets Liam McAvoy, the kind of guy that sticks around to make waffles and who can’t—or perhaps won’t—take a hint.

Study abroad student Liam doesn’t want to be another notch on Jillian’s bedpost. Actually he has much more interesting ideas for Jillian and her bedposts, but his student visa’s set expiration date means he can’t promise her forever. That doesn’t mean he’s going to walk away from the challenge of discovering why Jillian is hell-bent at keeping people at a distance.

Before long, neither is sure who is catching who—or if they’re playing for keeps. Jillian knows one thing though: falling in love will not only break the only rule of boy-catching, it could also break her heart.

ruthless

Years ago, I stole money from the Dragons MC club and ran. Against all odds, I picked myself up. Became sober. Got married.

But then he found me.

Now I belong to Cain—a ruthless, loveless man who’s intent on making me his obedient slave. He’s done unspeakable things to my body, tortured me, and broken me down so that I’ll never betray him. And I wouldn’t have…

Until Spike came along.

He’s rough around the edges, but warm. When he kisses me, I feel alive. I’ve never been in love, but Spike is all I’ve ever wanted. When I’m around him, all bets are off. I’m falling for him and I can’t hide it anymore.

If Cain finds out, he’ll kill us both.

deep

First loves, second chances…

When Cali Morgan kicks off her perfect post-college summer in Lake Tahoe, she has everything she ever wanted: acceptance into a top law program, a gorgeous boyfriend, and an incredible summer planned with her best friend.

Confident about her place in the world, Cali makes it her mission to be her friend’s wingwoman and help her meet guys. What Cali doesn’t count on is running into Jaeger Lang, one of her older brother’s high school friends, or the sparks that fly when she’s around him.

Jaeger has changed, and it’s not just the added height and muscle. There’s something about him that’s deep and a little scarred. In spite of the changes, Jaeger becomes a top pick for her friend—if Cali can keep her hands off him.

But when Cali’s boyfriend dumps her and her carefully laid plans begin to unravel, she finds herself questioning what it is she truly desires. In the midst of doubts about her future, one thing is very clear: she wants Jaeger for her own. The question is, has her friend already fallen for him?

beautiful

It was supposed to be just for the summer…

Some people just don’t belong together, or at least that’s what the world would have them believe.

Reese Westfield comes from a world of old money, country clubs, cotillions, and expensive cars. She’s tired of dating Warren McCarthy just to make her father happy. Reese has long since had her eye on someone else, and this summer she’s determined to make it happen.

Growing up in Lake Loveless there has always been a strict monetary divide—there was the rest of the Lake and then there were the Waterman’s. Ace Waterman has worked for everything he has, and he doesn’t have a lot. He breaks his back doing grunt work while putting himself through college. He’s used to life passing him by.

Reese has loved Ace from afar for as long as she can remember. The summer of her freshman year she comes home with plans to land Ace in her bed at least for a few short weeks, and, if she’s lucky, forever.

Ace has loved Reese for as long as he can remember, but their friendship has never graduated beyond platonic, so when Reese comes home from her first year away and proposes the two of them have a summer fling, Ace is quick to comply. The rules: no strings, no expectations, just something hotter than the sun to set the sheets on fire.

But when their worlds collide, and neither of them is willing to admit to having true feelings, it becomes clear to Ace he’s nothing more than a dirty little secret—that the summer fling was just something meaningless to pass the time.

Reese wonders if she can ever stop trying to please her father, and it’s only through her mother’s letters that she finds the answers she truly seeks, but will they be the ones she wants to hear?

As summer draws to a close, Ace and Reese are still very much enraptured even though the time has come to douse the flame and move on—but neither one of them is prepared to leave this BEAUTIFUL OBLIVION.

the pretend

Confident. Brilliant. Rich. Devastatingly handsome. Aiden Manning seemed to have it all. As naive as I was, when he seemed interested in me, I fell head over heels immediately.

But Aiden Manning’s life held a dark side, one that he needed to hide at any cost. That’s where I would come in. My trusting nature had caused me to owe money to the wrong people, and Aiden was right there and ready to help, if only I’d help him out as well. Just one signature on a piece of paper, and suddenly I was bound to him. The ground rules I had laid out at the beginning quickly melted away, and I found myself being drawn deeper and deeper into Aiden’s life.

However, someone couldn’t handle that. An even more powerful figure in Aiden’s life would stop at nothing to break the two of us apart. It soon became clear that I might have to sacrfice everything I had to keep the two of us together.

The real question was: How long could I pretend?

rapture

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Forever Black ~ Sandi Lynn
Therapy ~ Kathryn Perez
Unexpected Chance ~ Joanne Schwehm
Stinger ~ Mia Sheridan
Before the Storm ~ Sarah Dosher
Atonement ~ Selene Chardou
Searching For Tomorrow ~ Kathryn McNeill Crane
Rotten ~ JL Brooks

nameless

They named it anything but love.

After a failed marriage to a domineering man, Erin refuses to be controlled by anything or anyone. That includes Seth, the father of her baby—a man who was supposed to be only a one-night-stand, a man who’s used to always getting his way.

There’s a reason that Seth Thomas, a successful defense attorney, is often referred to as the Bulldozer. If something needs to happen, he makes it happen. That includes being part of his baby’s life—even if he never expected to be a father, even if Erin doesn’t really trust him.

They’ll work out an arrangement in the best interest of their baby—and if they occasionally have sex, well, that’s just an added perk—but they both agree on one thing.

What they have will never be love.

hurricane

Olivia Statler hates Logan Hayes. It’s not the fact that he’s an executive of a rival travel company, or the fact that he’s trying to buy her company, or even the fact that he won’t leave her alone. Two years ago, the two of them seemed to have something that was amazing and real, but Logan’s ego got in the way.

When a new resort offers her an all-expense-paid trip to woo new clients, she figures that a working vacation is just what she needs. As the youngest CEO in the travel business, she’s honored and flattered. However, she isn’t the only executive that the resort invited. When Olivia sees the broad shoulders and blonde hair of Logan Hayes, her heart races. Half of it is raw sexual attraction, half of it is anger at what he did to her.

Logan is determined to reignite their past spark, but Olivia does everything possible to avoid him. However, a hurricane strikes and traps them on the island, making it impossible to ignore the changed man in front of her. Only a storm as powerful as their passion will show them love or hate. Can romance survive the storm – or will their hurricane kisses be swept away forever?

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Gwen

When I close my eyes and manage to block out the horrors going on around me and ignore the aches and pain in virtually every inch of my body, I can still hear the cheers of the audience as I’m lifted into the air by my teammates. For those few brief moments as I remember toppling from the top of the pyramid I feel like I’m flying, I’m free and nothing can hurt me.

But, I was wrong…

How long would it take before they stopped missing me; stopped looking; before I was forgotten about completely? A month? Six months? A year? I’m no longer a person. I’m a commodity.

Lance

I have a plan, years in the making. It’s perfect – foolproof. All I need is to keep myself focused on the big picture – my ultimate goal. But then she arrived…

She tests my patience and my will. She angers and frustrates me, making the darkness within scream to be released. I want to ignore her, but I can’t. I need to let her go, but can’t seem to allow her to be sent away.

She’s going to ruin everything…

the intern

Cecilia isn’t your typical college student. Hell, she isn’t a college student at all, but that doesn’t stop her from applying for one of the biggest and prestigious enterprises in the Midwest.

She wants it. She takes it.
She doesn’t let anything get in her way when it comes to finding out the truth.

When Bentley Leighton, soon-to-be CEO of Leighton Enterprises, meets “Ceci,” he’s instantly impressed. He doesn’t have time to train a new intern. However, when he sees her that first day, his intentions begin to change.

He’s the boss. She’s the intern.
Nothing can happen. It’s against the company rules.

Then again, some rules were made to be broken.

What starts as innocent flirting becomes raveled up into so much more–secrets, lies, deceit.

intern 2

My cock noticed her before I did.
She came out of nowhere.
Completely unexpected.

And I let her in…unwillingly.
But she gave me no choice.

She sledgehammered my thick walls, leaving me charmed by her knowledge, and seduced by her beauty.

I was captivated.

And now…it was about to tumble down in a tsunami of lies.
Uncertainty riveted my core as my anger spread…she was impossible to forget.
After all, she was still my intern.

Forbidden.
Lust.
Betrayal.

I felt all of those things for her at once. But only one would destroy us.

FREE PARANORMAL ROMANCE

space

After a month-long dance tour overseas, Leni returns to Georgia to care for her great-uncle, only to find him gone, their home empty, and any evidence he ever existed wiped out. All that remains is her truck and a leather-bound book she can’t open. Nearly as disturbing, she keeps running into the deaf and dangerously sexy model she’d met in Italy, and no matter how hard she tries to shake him, her soul won’t let her.

Jeric has traveled the world in search of a piece of his past for over a year, only to reach a dead-end in Georgia … in the exact town where the beautiful dancer from Italy lives. He’s drawn to her like a moth to a flame, but his life as a loner in his silent world allows no room for girlfriends, and he tries to leave her. Except outside forces won’t let him.

When the same “tattoos” suddenly appear on their arms and the book’s lock falls open, Leni and Jeric realize there’s more between them than physical fascination. They must embark on a journey together to discover their connection to each other and their ties to the Book of Phoenix.

And they must figure it all out fast. Shadowy forms that are more monsters than men are closing in, while their own existences are falling to pieces around them.

lucas

Kira MacDonald is in trouble. Plagued by false visions and erotic dreams of a man she’s never met, she fears losing both her psychic powers and her sanity. The cure? Finding and bonding with her mate. The stubborn red-haired warrior might not want one, but fate has other plans, plans that include her rescuing Lucas Gunn.

As the Guardian of his shape-shifting clan, Lucas Gunn lived a quiet, solitary life. Until he was kidnapped, examined, and tortured. Now imprisoned, his only tie to the outside world is the memory of his dreams and the passionate woman who appears nightly in them. He thought she was nothing more than a vision. Then she came for him.

An uneasy alliance, a mating call that won’t be denied, rituals that must be honored, and unrelenting enemies who will stop at nothing to get what they want. It all comes together in the first of Eliza Gayle’s sensational Southern Shifter Series. Passion and Pride. Duty and Danger. In the end, there’s really only one choice…for Lucas.

You may also enjoy Eliza Gayle’s Untamed Magick, the first in the Pentacles of Magick paranormal romance series.

sleeping

This is not the future Carla had dreamed of. A plane crash has landed her more than fifty years in the future! Fifty years after Armageddon. Civilization destroyed. Technology gone. Raging plagues. A world she doesn’t understand and where she has no place. Now she finds herself the prize in a battle where the winner takes her as his bride. This is definitely not the future Carla had planned!

Rising country music star Carla boards a plane in the year 2014. But it crashes in the future, fifty years after Armageddon has destroyed technology and plagues have reduced the female population to a precious few. She finds herself offered as prize in a Bride Fight, where only the strongest and fiercest men are allowed to compete to win a wife. Alpha werewolf Taye knows Carla is his mate. He wins the Bride Fight and takes her to his den, ready to give her everything, even his heart. Will Carla ever be ready to give him anything?

$1 OR LESS: PARANORMAL ROMANCE

tristans

An erotic paranormal romance…

Charismatic and powerful Lyceum Wolves’ Alpha, Tristan Livingston, is out for revenge after a devastating attack on his pack. Not only did he survive a building collapse, he orchestrated the rebuild of his chic, state-of-the-art nightclub within a week. Determined to mete out justice, he rescues a beautiful witness who may be the key to helping him find the perpetrators.

Dr. Kalli Williams, dedicated veterinarian, is hiding a secret that endangers not only her own life but the lives of wolves across the country. After being tortured by a savage vampire, she’s reluctantly agrees to help the sexy Alpha in his quest to identify suspects; ones who’d kill her on the spot if they knew she existed. As Kalli places herself in the hands of the dominant wolf, she soon finds she wants nothing more than to submit.

Tristan, committed to ruling his pack as a lone wolf, is inexplicably drawn to the mysterious and enticing woman, who seems more than human, but not quite supernatural. As he discovers her secret, he teaches her the meaning of trust, helping her learn how to be true to her nature. After living a lifetime alone, will he succumb to the visceral need to claim her, acknowledging the soul binding connection between an Alpha and his mate? And will he prevail against the menacing enemy who threatens to destroy Lyceum Wolves?

turned

Ever since he was turned, FBI special agent Ty Duncan has had one mission: bring rogue vampires to justice. As a recruiter for Belladonna, a shadow agency formed to keep vampires in check, Ty must tap Ana Martin, a troubled ex–gang member and one of the few mortals who can infiltrate places that his kind and the law cannot. From their first encounter, Ty fights a hunger to make Ana his own.

When Ty claims to have information about Ana’s missing sister, Ana has no choice but to trust this captivating stranger who awakens her deepest desires. But as she and Ty climb the heights of pleasure and passion, an enemy is conspiring to destroy them both.

Can Ana help Ty find his humanity in a love that could heal them both, or will their passion lead them into a darkness impossible to escape?

for the love

Kyra St. Croix is a strong, feisty, independent woman who is not afraid to speak her mind. An incredibly powerful white witch born of the High Priestess and a human father, she hasn’t let a little thing like lack of height stop her from having the life she knows she deserves. Early on she learned to use all she was given to achieve her goals and twenty-five years ago, turned her back on her birthright hoping that one day Destiny would bring her the love she was promised. Her belief that she will doing anything for that love is stretched to the breaking point when the One she waited for will not accept who she is and can only see what she is. Now,the Hope she has always clung to may be Kyra’s worst enemy.

There Are No Coincidences…

Royce O’Reilly is the oldest and most respected member of the MacLendon Force. Since joining the Golden Fire Clan, he has been proud to watch all whom he calls brethren become fierce warriors, ever faithful to eradicating those that would destroy all they hold dear. His life has been dedicated to the training and guidance of the younger Guardsmen, one of his proudest accomplishments. One hundred and fifty-six years of life have given him immeasurable joy and now that three of his brethren have found and mated the One the Universe made for them, hope has been restored not only to the honorable Guardsman but also to dragon kin. Unfortunately, Royce is learning that Hope can be fickle and the Universe has a sick sense of humor, especially when they have made his Destiny in the form of a five-foot two-inch bundle of powerful Earth witch named Kyra St. Croix.

The Universe Does Not Make Mistakes…

Two souls…destined for a Great Love decreed by Fate. But Fate has Her hands full with this couple and if that wasn’t enough, the traitor has an army ready to destroy all they both hold dear. Can Royce forget the past and believe in the future? Can Kyra forgive a betrayal that cuts deep and believe Love will always find a way? Can they defeat an evil with no conscience, only the desire for vengeance? The Universe, the Goddess and Fate have their work cut out for them if Kyra is to know the love of her dragon.

Fate Will Not Be Denied…

crimson

It’s a happy time for Sloan Trent and Jane Everett. What could be happier than the event of their wedding? Their Krewe friends will all be there and the event will take place in a medieval castle transported brick by brick to the New England coast.

Everyone is festive and thrilled . . . until the priest turns up dead just hours before the nuptials. Jane and Sloan must find the truth behind the man and the murder–the secrets of the living and the dead–before they find themselves bound for eternity–not in wedded bliss but in the darkness of an historical wrong and their own brutal deaths.

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claws

Lily Faust’s world became a nightmare the day she was kidnapped by a vampire. Six months later, she’s been freed…by were-cougars. For Lily, this is the epitome of ‘frying pan to fire’ and for the Russell clan, it’s trouble in a terrified human package.

Ellis Russell wants nothing more than to soothe Lily’s fears and become her friend. But when tension – and passion – flares between them, Ellis has to decide: can he love a human if loving her means letting her go?

Or can he ever let her go?

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Book Review – Pleasures of a Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark #9) – Kresley Cole

Something unexpected happened. In retrospect I guess it was bound to happen but I have to say it blindsided me. After falling in love with this series, rating every book 4.5 – 5 stars, I finally bumped into the one I didn’t fall in love with.

Pleasures of a Dark Prince is Garreth MacRieve’s story. I was so excited because I think Lykae’s are my favorite immortals in this series… they’re just that much sweeter in my opinion. So anyway, in book #2, we met Garreth. He is Lachlain’s younger brother and therefore a Prince. Garreth is out playing rugby when he scents his mate, Lucia. He immediately pursues her…

The way he looked at her was consuming, savouring – as if she were the most beautiful creature on earth and he’d ben starved for the sight of her.

…but she rejects him. He vows to find out everything about her.

Lucia is a Valkyrie and the best archer in the world. But her gift did not come from practice. No, she was gifted her gift. See, at sixteen, she met a man and fell in love with him, turns out the man is the devil. Seriously. In her escape, she was helped by the skathi goddess who gave her the gift. However, she always has to hit her target or she’ll felt pain like she’s never known. Also, the devil wakes up every 500 years or so and she has to go put him back to slumber. And so that is her mission. Only now she has a Lykae trailing her, because he has to have her and protect her. Oh and did I mention Lucia can’t have sex? That’s another of her punishments… and this Lykae is not taking no for an answer.

So like I said, this series has been the best thing I’ve come across in a very long time. I expected to fall in love yet again and I did not. And here’s why. Lucia admittedly had her share of problems, so she had to avoid Garreth. It just annoyed me how much she hurt him. In escaping him, hiding from him, it just exasperated me. I get she had her reasons but I grew tired. Then there’s the fact that the secondary characters were mortals and it was set in the amazon… I was bored. I didn’t skim, but the story was exciting in the beginning and the end, the middle was just tedious.

The saving grace? Garreth. A sexy alpha male with a big heart. He did everything for Lucia – protected her, loved her…

“You are everything to me!” He wrapped her hair around his fist, forcing her to meet his frenzied gaze. “Why can I no’ be that for you? Let me claim you for my own. Choose me this night…”

Sigh… Another saving grace? The last few chapters… just really beautiful…

“You canna know how much I’ve wanted to hear you telling’ me you love me.” He stared at the ground looking lost. “And I want to make you happy, crave to.”

So he made the book for me…. All in all, I can’t wait for the next book so that I can reconnect with my favorite series.

3 stars.

Amazon Buy Link -> Pleasures of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole

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