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5 Star Book #Review: SURRENDER TO ME by Ella Jade

July 2, 2013 Adult, BDSM, Book Review, Book Tour, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Erotica, Favorite Books 3

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Welcome to the Surrender to Me by Ella Jade Book Tour! I hope you enjoy my review 🙂

 

About the Book:

 

 What happens when a Dominant falls for his not-so-submissive attorney?

Martin Abrams, owner of Master M’s BDSM club, has become unfulfilled with his lifestyle. Ever since his sub, Gracie, left to marry her true love, Martin has lost his way. Living the life of the head Dominant in his circle isn’t as appealing as it once was. Something seems to be missing.

Sassy lawyer Arianna Covington relocates to New York City after a humiliating divorce. She’s looking for a fresh start when she agrees to become Martin’s exclusive attorney. She’s intrigued by his domineering personality and wants to know why women kneel at his feet.

Their attraction is undeniable despite Ari’s initial beliefs that she will never submit to Martin’s desires. But Martin is up for the challenge. Arianna is more than he ever imagined in a woman. He vows to claim her heart, with or without the games. Who will surrender first?

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Content Warning: contains explicit language and graphic sexual content

 

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My Review:

 

My Rating: 5 Stars!

 

” ‘I’ll never kneel before you.’ Her sweet breath caressed his lips. ‘Just so you know.’

His dominant side begged to break free.

‘Is that a challenge?’

‘Just a fact.’ She smiled as she removed her hand from underneath his and placed it on top.

Ah yes, Master M is definitely up for this challenge.

 

I absolutely love this book; an unlikely but heartfelt and sexy romance, sensual BDSM, and an emotional journey towards submission, compromise, understanding, and ultimately love.

I adore the main characters in this story. Ari and Martin may have very different expectations for relationships, but they are willing to put that aside and attempt to build a future together, in spite of the obstacles. He’s a Dominant, and she is NOT a submissive. Their journey shows the trust it takes to venture in to the unknown in an an effort to find a love that can only exist on middle ground. Not only does Martin push Ari’s limits of submission, she pushes his limits as a man.

The writing is clean, smooth, beautiful and engaging, I was captivated by the entire story. Sensual and deliciously titillating BDSM scenes, an emotional love story, and just enough drama and humor combine in this lovely book: a few fantastic hours of escape, where I smiled, shed a few tears, and basked in the afterglow of a happily-ever-after.

 

” ‘I have an incredible Master.’ She hugged him. ‘Thank you.’ 

‘For what?’

‘Helping me figure out who I want to be’.

‘Who is that?’ He played with the ends of her hair.

‘Yours.’

That one word warmed his heart. In his past, many had belonged to him but no one had ever possessed him the way she did. He may have been the Master, but she held all the power.

She had his soul.”

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

About the Author:

 

Ella Jade has been writing for as long as she can remember. As a child, she often had a notebook and pen with her, and now as an adult, the laptop is never far. The plots and dialogue have always played out in her head, but she never knew what to do with them. That all changed when she discovered the eBook industry. She started penning novels at a rapid pace and now she can’t be stopped.

Ella resides in New Jersey with her husband and two young boys. When she’s not chasing after her kids, she’s busy writing, attending PTO meetings, kickboxing, and scrapbooking. She hopes you’ll get lost in her words.

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Book Review, Excerpt, and #Giveaway: DEATH OF A WATERFALL by Kara Leigh Miller

June 27, 2013 Book Review, Book Tour, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, New Adult, Past Giveaways, Romantic Suspense 2

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Welcome to the Death of a Waterfall Blog Tour! Read and excerpt and my review of this HOT and exciting Erotic Romance and enter to win an ecopy of the book or a swag pack!

 

About the Book:

 

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Title: Death of a Waterfall (The Hayden Falls Saga #1)

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Suspense Romance, New Adult Romance

Flame rating: Hot

Released: 6/10/2013

Publisher: Rogue Phoenix Press

Word count: 70K

 

Teghan Jacobs didn’t think anything could be worse than learning she’s pregnant by a man she’s been dating less than six months. Boy was she wrong. Her mother, whose drowning in the river of denial, refuses to take a side on the issue. Her overbearing, manipulative father threatens to disown her and cut her off from her trust fund if she doesn’t have an abortion. And she’s lying to all of her friends for fear of being ostracized.

Donnie Marks couldn’t be happier. The woman he loves, the woman he fought so hard to be with, is going to have his baby. Life has never been better. But when she shows up in his dorm, sobbing and heartbroken, he learns the horrible truth of what happened. He vows to get revenge on the man who’s responsible: Teghan’s father.

 

My Review:

 

My Rating: 3.5 Stars

 

Death of a Waterfall is a good start to what I think will be a very compelling series.

The plotline is compelling: twisty and turny with plenty of suspense. It unravels smoothly if a bit slowly; as the pieces came together, I was completely drawn in. I had to keep turning the pages to find out what would happen next with Teghan, Donnie, and their group of friends.

Unfortunately, though it isn’t a deal-breaker, I just couldn’t form a strong emotional connection with these characters.  There is chemistry between Teghan and Donnie, but something is missing. The only character I was able to really feel anything for was Teghan’s father, Rob. His absolutely horrible actions made me hate him with a fiery passion. Towards the end of the book, as we really get in to the story, there are some very intense moments that I should have felt more strongly about, but just didn’t.

The verdict: this is a solid start to a series. The reader is introduced to the characters and the groundwork is laid for what has the potential to be a very thrilling and intriguing new series. The pieces are all there, and perhaps they will fit together more solidly in the next book.  Am I attached to these characters? Not really. Would I read the next book in the series to find out what happens next? Absolutely.

 “‘I’d do anything for you, Teghan. Don’t ever forget that.” He brought her mouth to him and kissed her softly. In that moment, he vowed to do anything and everything in his power to show her just how far he was willing to go for her.”

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

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She looked at him, at the remorse in his eyes, at the bruises on his face, and at the sadness pulling on his lips. Teghan tossed her clothes and makeup to the floor. Taking his face into her hands, she gently kissed his bruised cheek before making her way to his mouth. Her kiss was soft at first, and then became harder, demanding. It was a greedy kiss, ripe with passion that left her hungry for more. She kept her lips on his as she adjusted her position on his lap and straddled him.

“Teghan.” He groaned with pleasure as he began to work the buttons on her blouse.

Her breath hitched when he guided her shirt from her shoulders. He wrapped one arm around her waist, holding her on his lap as he fumbled to unhook her bra with one hand. “Here.” Teghan reached behind her back. “Let me help.” Donnie cupped her breast in his hand before taking it into his mouth. His tongue raked over her nipple, coaxing it into a tight, hard peak. Teghan arched toward him, her head falling to her shoulders. The feel of his hot mouth on her lit a fire deep in her that raged with each flick of his tongue. She ran her fingers through his hair and held him to her. She bit her bottom lip. “Mmmm,” she moaned. God, why hadn’t she let this happen sooner?

 

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Born and raised in the small town of Mexico, New York, Kara was an only child who was forced to find ways to entertain herself. Playing make believe with her Barbie dolls and stuffed animals was her first real taste of storytelling before she became old enough to develop a love affair with the written word.

In early 2010, Kara picked up her very first erotic romance novel, and she was instantly hooked. She loves to write contemporary romance, erotica, and young adult romance. Currently she has several full-length novels in the works, a series of novellas, and a handful of short stories. Kara is an active member of the CNY Writers Haven, the Romance Writers of America, and the CNY Romance Writers.

Today, Kara resides in New Haven, New York with her husband, five kids, and three cats. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s thinking about reading and writing. And when she’s not doing that, she’s spending time with her family and friends.

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Book Review and #Giveaway: FEELING DEATH by D.T. Dyllin

May 29, 2013 Adult, Book Review, Erotic Romance, Erotica, New Release, Paranormal Romance, Past Giveaways 2

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About the Book:

 

Title: Feeling Death
Author: D.T. Dyllin
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Dragonfairy Press
Release Date: May 27, 2013

Samantha Bevans is having the best sex of her life—but it’s not with her husband. Fortunately for her marriage, the affair is all in her mind. Isn’t it? As an empath, she senses other people’s emotions. But her connection to the man with the the chiseled face and haunting eyes seems so real.

There’s no time for fantasies with a serial killer loose in Pittsburgh. The killer is targeting dancers at a strip club where Samantha used to bartend, back when drugs were the only cure for the torment of her abilities. As a member of a special task force, Samantha uses her talents to sense the victims’ final thoughts. Just when she thought the case was complex enough, she discovers one of the victims was thinking about her fantasy man when she died.

Who can Samantha trust when she can’t trust her own mind? An empath feels the emotional environment around her…and Samantha is surrounded by death.

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My Rating: 4 Stars

Who am I, where am I, and WTF happened? Dark, gritty, and sexually charged, Feeling Death is an engaging read with a very unique concept.

From the first sentence, I was intrigued… and confused… and based on the author’s style, pretty sure I was going to be entertained. I was not disappointed. The plot has so many twists, turns, flashbacks, flash-forwards, and cartwheels, I was reeling a bit, but hopelessly hooked on the story. The author takes her time in unfolding the story, and answering the reader’s (and the characters’) questions, managing to impart information at critical moments: keeping this complicated plot flowing smoothly.

I’m not in love with Sam’s character, but I don’t need to be. Even though she’s an empath, she’s real and relatable and I felt a connection to her story just the same. In some ways she’s just a girl… with some problems. She’s battling demons, real and imagined(?), has a powerful supernatural gift, makes mistakes, and shows both vulnerability and strength. She’s fortunate enough to have two very sexy love interests in Nixon and Austin. Nixon is the steadfast protector and Austin the irresistibly sexy but dangerous bad-boy. I won’t spoil who she chooses to spend most of her time with but their sex scenes certainly steam up the pages!

The supernatural elements to the story are very well done. There were times, especially early on, where I couldn’t decide whether I was reading paranormal suspense or a twisted psychological thriller: I love that I was constantly guessing. This is an imaginative and intense read, twisty and sexy, with an ending that grants some closure, but leaves the reader eager for a next book in the series.

“But I had no fight left in me. How can you fight for something when you don’t even know what you’re fighting for? I had so many unanswered question. My life, my memories were all unclear to me. Before I could fight for myself, or anyone else, I had to get the answers to who I really was. And at this point, I didn’t really care where they came from just as long as I got them.”

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

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Book Review: AS YOU WISH by A. Violet End

May 19, 2013 Book Review, Erotic Romance, Fantasy Romance, Favorite Books 0

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Title: As You Wish

Author: A. Violet End

Release Date: February 2013

 

My Rating: 5 Stars

 

About the Book:

Annora is willing to do anything to save her father from the dark eros of an evil witch-mother and two demonic step-sisters. It’s a perilous task, battling such awful magic, but she doesn’t have to face danger alone; a fairy man waits to make all Annora’s wishes come true–for a price. This is not Walt Disney’s Cinderella, dear reader. This is As You Wish, a Cinderella story from author A. Violet End.

A. Violet End is the author of the Grimm & Dirty Fairy Tales erotica series, and the Billionaire Who…(Diary of a F*ckdoll) stories. As You Wish is her first journey into the realm of erotic romance. Now on Kindle, Nook, iTunes, Smashwords, and Kobo.

 

My Review:

 

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Truth #1: I have never gotten over my childhood love of fairytales.

Truth #2: I love sexy stories and steamy romance.

Truth #3: With a unique and creative take on a classic, As You Wish offers the lyrical voice and tone of a beloved fairy tale, beautiful and surprising romances, all with a very sexy twist.

I adore the author’s take on the classic Cinderella: she adds her own unique elements, brings in well known characters from other fairy tales, putting it all together into an exciting and engaging fantasy with just enough smut.

I particularly enjoyed the unlikely, sometimes sweet, and often tumultuous romance between Annora and Charming. As much as Annora is a a classic fairy tale princess, Charming is far from the handsome prince. In this story, the hero is quite unexpected.

All of the elements are present: evil demoness step-sisters, a handsome prince in need of a wife, a beautiful ball, and glass slippers. But this story has so much more: a very real and emotional romance, steamy sex, an action-packed climax, and a clever, unexpected, but incredibly satisfying happily-ever-after.

“Love is it’s own cruel magic,” he said. “Blessing for some, curse for others. Magic wouldn’t be magic if we knew why it worked.”

The little man clapped his hands, and she felt her feet warming. Beneath the many layers of skirts, she saw the high-heeled slippers: fine as winter’s frost on glass, but hard as crystal. “Made of my own tears?” she said. “Love is a cruel magic, indeed.”

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

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Author Guest, Excerpt and My #Review: BELLA KEY by Scarlet Chastain

May 17, 2013 Adult, Book Review, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Guest Post 0

I am so, so excited to share Bella Key with you! I’m even more excited that author Scarlet Chastain is here today to share with us why she writes F/F romance “for women, about women”. I love a sexy alpha male and a book boyfriend as much as the next girl. But, I love my book girlfriends, too! Don’t forget to read my review and an excerpt from the book…

 

Take it away, Scarlet…

 

Sizzling romance for women, about women…

This is the tagline I chose for my new pseudonym, Scarlet Chastain. You see, I also write M/F under Sandra Bunino where the first part of the phrase fits perfectly. Sandra writes oh-so-sexy Alpha heroes who sweep their heroines off their feet. I’ve covered delicious Doms in my Satin Rose Experience series. Men like club owner, Asher Cane, CIA agent, Jackson Reid, and motorcycle riding Wall Street wizard, Braxton Malone, know exactly what they want and stop at nothing to get it. I love these types of men and enjoy writing their journey to an explosive HEA.

Scarlet’s stories are a little, well, different. That’s where the “about women” comes into play. One look at my cover will tell you Scarlet Chastain writes female/female erotic romance. Whoa. Really?

Yes. Really. I’m proud to be a fan of F/F. However, while quality M/F, menage and M/M erotic romances are easy to find. F/F fans have to dig to find lesbian stories with well developed characters and a great story. Much of this sub-genre is filled with books heavy on the sex and light on the story. I can’t help but think of those books as being geared toward the male reader.

Men and women follow the same four stages of sexual arousal; excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution but we get there in different ways. Men tend to react to physical cues and experience sexual desire more spontaneously. Women, on the other hand, tend to react to their circumstances. That’s why there’s a direct correlation between the quality of a woman’s relationship with her partner and her feelings of sexual attraction. We understand each other on a deeper level.

That deeper level is what prompted me to write F/F. I love exploring those additional layers of emotion unique to a female/female relationship. However, I can’t stress enough that Bella Key is first and foremost a love story. It just happens the main characters are both women.

So whether you read F/F, are F/F-curious, or just enjoy a heartfelt love story, check out Bella Key. Who knows? You just may find a new sub-genre to love!

 

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Maddie Jacobs must be crazy. At least that’s what her mother thinks. Professionally, she’s confident and secure; personally, she’s a hot mess. Not even a marriage proposal from a man who adores her can quell her search for something more

In need of an escape, Maddie flees to Key West’s most southern island, Bella Key, to rest and recharge at Casa Bonita. She almost gives up on weekend retreat when the Bed & Breakfast is closed for repairs until Sunny Rojas, the inn owner, extends an offer of friendship, sweet tea and a room. Still reeling from a breakup with her longtime partner, Sunny is thankful for the diversion from her own broken heart.

The arrival of a fierce storm forces the women’s emotional journey to a head and leads them into each other’s arms. But can Maddie throw her hangups to the wind and go with her heart? The magic of Bella Key teaches her that passion cannot be placed neatly into boxes labeled right and wrong, because love knows no boundaries

 

My Review:

 

My Rating: 5 Stars

A quick, easy, and breezy read, Bella Key is a warm, sexy, emotional, and heartfelt romance. When Maddie takes a quickie vacation to Bella Key, she has no idea that her life is about to change forever, and her secret fantasies are about to come true.

Chastain does a beautiful job of creating the chemistry between two women. There’s an easy friendship and connection, tinged with plenty of sexual longing and desire. It isn’t long before Maddie and Sunny act on their growing feelings for one another, resulting in beautifully written, sensual and passionate love scenes.

The story itself is entertaining and engaging, with a dash of humor, plenty of romance, and just enough conflict: brought on by Maddie’s questioning of her own desires and sexual identity. The setting is beautiful and magical, a place where people go to find contentment and their true selves. People like famous romance author Jules Quigley, whose character I absolutely adore, and just so happens to hold the key to Sunny and Maddie’s future. A lovely HEA tops off a story to be enjoyed by all romance fans.

” ‘Feelings and emotions can’t always be placed neatly in little boxes. Straight and gay are simply labels we place upon ourselves. Happiness is what we all strive for. Open your mind to what and who makes you happy.’ “

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

Excerpt:

 

“Good shower?”

 Maddie stopped in the doorway, holding the knot of her towel to her chest. Wet strands of hair produced rivulets of water streaming down her shoulders and chest. “Like a new woman. Although, my northern skin can’t handle the tropical sun. Look at my shoulders!” Sunny’s gaze moved from one shoulder to another. Maddie was right, she was more than sun-kissed. Her shoulders practically glowed. “Oh, chica. That’s an angry burn you have there. I have some aloe —” Sunny picked up and put down five different bottles from her dressing table. “—ah, here it is. This’ll ease the pain and cut down on the peeling, too.”

 Sunny flipped the top and squeezed a quarter-sized dab of the green gel into her palm. She nodded toward her bed, signaling Maddie to sit. Rubbing the aloe between her palms, she rested one knee on the bed beside her. Maddie gathered her wet hair and flipped it over her shoulder to allow Sunny access to the other. Her body shivered under Sunny’s hands.

 “Sorry, this stuff’s cold. I tried to warm it up a little.”

 Maddie closed her eyes and tilted her head to the side. “It’s not that. It feels good on the burn. You have a gentle touch.”

 Sunny chuckled. “Scooch over a little so I can get your other side.”

 Maddie shifted, lifting her feet onto the bed and tucking them under her legs Indian style. Sunny guided her head forward and massaged the aloe along the base of her neck to her shoulder blades, and down to the edge of the fluffy towel. She bent her knee, providing an anchor for Maddie to lean upon. Her inner thighs grazed the thick towel. Sunny closed her eyes and focused not only on Maddie’s sunburned skin, but also on loosening the muscles along her shoulders and upper back.

 “I have a confession to make,” Maddie said quietly.

 “Other than this is the best massage you’ve ever received?” Sunny snorted.

 “Mmm. That too. I-I watched you last night.” Maddie went a few seconds without taking a breath.

 Sunny didn’t waver. “I know you did. You were outside of my door.”

 “You knew? Why didn’t you stop or say something?” Maddie kept her eyes closed but turned her head toward Sunny as she spoke.

 Sunny added another dab of aloe to her palm. “I liked that you were watching me. It turned me on that you enjoyed it too.”

 “Never in my life had I thought I’d be attracted, you know, sexually to a woman. It’s different with you. Many things are different with you.” Maddie’s hand trembled as she touched Sunny’s leg, tracing an imaginary line up and down her calf. The rapid rise and fall of Maddie’s back matched the pounding in Sunny’s chest.

 Silence filled the room. Sunny had decided against bringing up the episode from the night before unless Maddie did. Now that it was out in the open, Sunny could find out how Maddie felt for sure. “Different, how?”

 “You make me feel so focused and honest and alive. I’ve never had that with anyone else before.” Maddie turned and kneeled in front of Sunny. “Would it be forward if I asked you to kiss me?”

 Sunny swallowed hard. “Yes, but I like forward,” she whispered as she cupped Maddie’s face with her palms. Dragging her thumb over Maddie’s bottom lip she realized how many times she wanted to taste her lips and explore her mouth over the past two days. Sunny lowered her face and brushed her lips once over Maddie’s. She drew back to study Maddie’s reaction.

 “Again,” Maddie whispered, her eyes remained closed.

 

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Scarlet Chastain is the semi-secret pseudonym of a multi-published, best selling author of sensual erotic romance. Scarlet’s focus is female-centric sizzling stories written about women, for women.

She lives in the suburban shadows of New York City but her heart belongs to the beaches of Key West. Scarlet can usually be found in her favorite chair of her newly acquired writing cave with her maltipoo, Coco.

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Book Tour and #Review: TRUST: A NEW BEGINNING by Cristiane Serruya

May 16, 2013 Adult, Book Review, Book Tour, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance 3

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Welcome to the Trust: A New Beginning Book Tour! Read my review of an intriguing new Erotic Romance…

 

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Title: Trust: A New Beginning

Series: TRUST #1

Author: Cristiane Serruya

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Publisher: self-published

Format: Ebook, Paperback, Hardcover

Length: 393 pages

 

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They are beautiful. They are rich. They are strong willed and successful. They have everything, but love. And each one of them has a dark secret looming in their past.

Sophia is a 25 year old Brazilian widow. Intelligent and ravishing, she flees from her own country after a tragic incident. Hiding from everyone and everything, she remains alone, torn between the love for a dead man, the torment of living without part of her memory and the fear of moving on.

Ethan is one of the most important tycoons in the steel industry. As the memory of an awful evening in his adolescence haunts him night and day, he keeps looking for an elusive woman whom he could love – and who would love him – as he never has in all his 35 years… Until he finds Sophia.

Alistair is a 34 year old powerful banker, searching for one–night stands with women who will warm his bed. And that he can punish physically to abate his anger for his late wife’s black deeds and his own guilt for being such a debauched man for so many years. Any woman will do, and he has many to choose from, as they all fall instantly for his manly, devilish charming ways.

In Europe, in the months after October 2009, their paths will cross and clash.

This is the first book of the trilogy TRUST, this is an adult contemporary romance lavishly set in a billionaire’s Europe, deriving its strength from realistic and dramatic character interactions in their hunt for trust and love.

Contains strong language and graphic sex scenes.

 

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My Rating: 4.5 Stars

WOW! What an emotional roller coaster! Trust took me for quite an amazing ride; I couldn’t put it down.

The story is beautifully told in such exquisite detail, I felt I was with the characters: Living in their amazing homes and traveling to luxurious European locations in a plush private jet. And yet, I did not feel alienated by the characters’ extreme wealth. They remained accessible, their tragedies, triumphs and emotions real, palpable, and relatable: it did not interfere with their humanity. Serruya shows that even the most privileged are not immune to darkness, loneliness, and despair.

As did nearly every man she comes in to contact with, I fell in love with Sophia. She’s brilliant, stylish, stunningly beautiful, and a survivor. I wanted nothing more for her to find love and happiness, and after struggling to end an abusive and controlling relationship with Ethan, I was thrilled when Alistair came in to the picture. I may be in love with Sophia, but I’m certainly in lust with the super-sexy Alistair: handsome, rugged, dark, and dominating with a rare but present soft side. Serruya creates absolutely explosive chemistry between Sophia and Alistair from the moment that they meet. Throughout the entire book, she writes scenes that are incredibly emotionally charged, and I was often left breathless and stunned. When Sophia and Alistair were alone together the first time, I thought I might pass out! Their respective pasts bring many conflicts to their relationship, further complicated by Alistair’s possessiveness and his desire for a submissive, a need which Sophia fears she can not fulfill.

This book has so many elements: completely engaging characters, sizzling romance, achingly intense sex scenes, plenty of drama, touching stories of  heart-breaking tragedy and loss, and a the chance for healing and redemption. Along with all of this is an intriguing plot that is just getting started; Sophia’s past is not gone and the journey is just beginning. I am anxiously awaiting the next chapter in this saga!

“The power she had over him: intoxicating, terrifying, and glorious. Instead of stopping him, she wrapped her arms around his neck and moved her breasts toward the scorching heat of his chest. She rubbed against him to quench a wild thirst she had never acknowledged before. She felt caught in the middle of a storm she couldn’t control. Alistair’s deep groan transmitted the longing he felt. Longing for her body, longing for her soul.”

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

About the Author:

 

I live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with my husband and two daughters. I’m a lawyer, who specializes in cases of sexual abuse and violence against children and women. I also have a Masters in Business Law and a BA in Fine Arts.

I’ve always loved to read, write and listen to music. I lived and studied in England, France, Italy and Switzerland. Traveling is one of my passions – as is keeping fit and healthy.

After twenty-two years of practicing law, I decided to give writing a go. And – amazingly – it was just the piece that was missing in my life.

 

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Book Tour, #Review, and #Giveaway: THE BEAST’S REDEMPTION by Angie Derek

May 15, 2013 Book Review, Book Tour, Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance, Past Giveaways 7

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Welcome to The Beast’s Redemption Book Tour! Read my review and comment* on this post for the chance to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!

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Cursed shape shifter, Alexander Léandre, is resigned to his fate, but that doesn’t stop him from hunting down the descendants of the sorceress who bewitched him in hopes of obtaining a cure.

Belle Beaumont is used to men never looking past her curvy figure and pretty face. She dutifully agrees to befriend Alexander in order to protect her father’s herbal company.

A single touch changes all. Passions flare. When Belle discovers what Alexander is truly after and why, will she accept him for what he is? And will her love and family knowledge be enough to break a hundred-year-old curse?

 

Excerpt:

The secret smile affected him much more than the practiced ones she’d already given him.

“When are you going to start asking me questions?” he asked.

Belle cocked her head and pursed her lips. His blood spiked, the talisman warmed, and he pulled back from his baser instincts. This was getting ridiculous.

“What am I supposed to be interrogating you on, Mr. Léandre?” Belle’s voice was slightly breathless.

His blood responded even while his brain told him she did it on purpose. “Why did you agree to have dinner with me?”

“You’re interrogating me, now?” She shrugged. Her jacket shifted, revealing the curves he’d been trying to see earlier.

He wasn’t sure he could make it to the restaurant before he ravished her and that pissed him off. There had to be magic at work here. He shouldn’t be reacting to her as deeply as he was.

“I’m here, because you asked,” Belle answered. 

He had to touch her even if it was a mistake. Alexander shook his head and reached out to slide a finger along her thigh. He noted with satisfaction her heart speeding up at the contact. “I didn’t ask.”

“Okay, you threw down a challenge. Why did you?”

 

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My Review:

 

My Rating: 4 Stars

Shifters, witches, curses and potions all play a role in this quick and sexy paranormal romance. The story is intriguing, grabbing the reader’s attention right away, and holding it until the final, satisfying pages.

Alexander and Belle’s fateful meeting has been a long time coming, brought together by a curse placed on Alexander, well before Belle was even born. He needs to be released from his curse and believes she holds the key. What he doesn’t realize is that she may in fact be the key.

Both Belle and Alexander are likable characters, victims of circumstance. Rather than lament their seemingly unfortunate situations, they both avoid self-pity and instead show great strength: unwilling to give up on themselves and ultimately each other. They author creates immediate and intense chemistry between these two, resulting in some HOT sex scenes, and a sweet, sensual and spicy romance.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book but would have loved to spend more time with the characters and get a bit more background on the story: To know more about Alexander’s and Belle’s family histories. There seems to be so much story there and I would love to experience it all.

“Rightness filled him as he looked at her in his domain. He wasn’t surprised how quickly the desire grew, but the dark circles under her eyes brought out another feeling in him. Tenderness.”

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

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About the Author:

 

Angie Derek writes paranormal and romantic suspense. She lives in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with her husband, two daughters, two dogs, two cats, and one pony (she thinks she needs another one to even out the number).

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Book Review: MAROONED WITH THE MILLIONAIRE by Sandra Bunino

May 9, 2013 Book Review, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Erotica 0


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Title: Marooned with the Millionaire

Author: Sandra Bunino

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Release Date: April 9, 2013

Genre: Erotic Romance

 

My Rating: 5 Stars

 

About the Book:

“The chemistry between Stephanie and Jason is electric, white hot, and sensual. This story definitely delivers on all counts of romance and erotica.” ~ Liz, Fictional Candy

A fierce Miami storm bring sexy strangers together at The Hotel Del Santos for a night of desire.

Stephanie, still reeling from a failed marriage, needs a break from the past. Shying away from the convention center crowds while on a business trip, she finds solace tucked away in a secluded hotel on South Beach.

Jason, a wealthy Seattle builder, has the worst luck with love. He swears he will never allow another woman to get under his skin, until the clicking of a pair of sexy stilettos across the hotel lobby floor attracts his attention.

Cut off from the outside world, the lives of these two strangers collide and burn with desire when a storm strands them together. Neither wants anything more than a glorious one-night stand.

Their chemistry is undeniable and propels them to second meeting in Sin City. However, Stephanie soon learns she has more reason to be wary of her mysterious lover than a broken heart.

Previously published as Marooned in Miami and Lusted in Las Vegas. The novellas were combined and enhanced for Evernight Publishing.

 

My Review:

 

Decadent, escapist, beautifully romantic, and achingly sexy; a reading vacation that made me reluctant to go home.

From their very first meeting there is a sizzling and undeniable chemistry between Jason and Stephanie. They are a couple you root for, complementing each other so well, and each offering the other a chance to heal from damaging past relationships. Ghosts from their respective pasts crop up and threaten the budding romance, adding just enough drama and intrigue to keep the story interesting.

Bunino has an ability to create stunning backdrops to her stories, and this is no exception. From Miami to Vegas, she crafts richly opulent hotels and villas, the perfect settings for romance and always well-written and super-steamy erotica.

Complete with a satisfying happily ever after, this is a fabulous, sexy, and unforgettable book vacation.

“‘Stef, I know that you don’t do things like this. I’ll leave right now. Just say the word. But I assure you that is you want to continue down this path tonight, you will not regret it. Never for a moment will you regret it.’

Stephanie considered her options. Sure she could ask him to leave now, but the floodgates of a long-stifled passion were just opened, and she needed more, so much more. She was under the magic spell of Jason Royce.”

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

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