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Review: Here Kitty, Kitty by Shelly Laurenston

In Paranormal Romance, review, Shelley Laurenston, Shelly Laurenston on July 25, 2013 at 6:27 am

Here Kitty, Kitty

Mangus Pack #3

by Shelly Laurenston

Shifter Paranormal Romance

Blurb:
What do you do when you’ve got a hillbilly tiger by the tail? Or maybe the question should be: what wouldn’t you do…

Nikolai Vorislav likes his single life just as it is. Simple, relaxing, and quiet. What he doesn’t need is some foul-mouthed Texas hellcat living in his house, eating his food, flirting with his idiot brothers, and shooting holes in his home with his granddaddy’s gun. But those long legs, dark eyes, and lethal tongue are making Nik insane and he fears he may be caught in the sexiest animal trap ever.

Angelina Santiago doesn’t know how she got from Texas to North Carolina in a night or how she ended up in some hillbilly tiger’s house wearing only a sheet. What she does know is that she doesn’t like good ol’ boys with slow, sexy drawls who can’t seem to stop rubbing up against her. Yet in order to protect her friends, Angie has to stay with a cat who seems hellbent on finding all sorts of delicious ways to make her purr.

Review:

Sex: 3
Plot: 4
Overall Enjoyment: 4

Well I fell in love with the Mangus Pack series when I read about Sara and her dog in Pack Challenge. Anyone who has those crazy bitches as friends deserves my full attention. After I left Sara’s story I went in search of Miki’s book, Go Fetch, and Angelina’s book. I only found Angelina’s book, Here Kitty, Kitty.I read it and fell in lust all over again. If I could pick my BFFs these women would be them.

So I read it. Loved it. Bitches were still cray-cray, but they introduced me to some more women shifters that were even more to my twisted liking.Oh yeah! Shelly also added a bunch of new hotties guys with some OCD issues. I never really understood those kind of quirks. However, having lived with one with those tendencies, my DH, I can understand the immense pleasure if gives to screw up there carefully laid plans. *insert evil laugh here* And reading about the mayhem that Angelina and her friends unleash makes me feel normal.

Yes, I know they are fictional. Shapeshifters don’t exist. But i doesn’t mean that I can’t read and pretend they are my friends because we all do it. We think, “What Would blah blah do?”, I know I think what would Sara do. Then I realize I don’t want to go to jail more mass murder. So I tone it down just a bit. Just a little.

I enjoyed this book and the two other immensely. I was also happy to find that Laurenston continued to write more in this crazy world she built.

 

 

 

Review: The Best Ever by @DeannaWadsworth

In Contemporary, Deanna Wadsworth, Erotic Romance, Gay/Lesbian, review on July 25, 2013 at 1:12 am

#The Best Ever

1NS series

by Deanna Wadsworth

gay, erotic romance

Blurb:

Jason Lewis is a self-proclaimed nerdy guy who hates his red hair. Bullied most of his life, at 22 social situations still make him awkward. On a trip to the World Video Game Expo in Las Vegas, Jason decides to enlist the help of Madame Eve in his failed romantic endeavors. While at the con, he runs into sexy, professional baseball pitcher Blake Huntington, the guy he tutored in high school. Blake invites him to a party and after hanging out with his high school crush, Jason begins to regret booking his 1NS “encounter” later that night. But Madame Eve may have planned the best night ever.

Sex:5

Plot:3

Overall Enjoyment: 5

Jason has a long standing crush on a high school Jock he once tutored, Blake. Now seven years later on a trip to Las Vegas, he meets up with Blake by accident. Or is it an accident? In 1NS series I find that nothing is by accident.

Both Jason and Blake ordered a casual encounter but their hearts are screaming for something more. Jason wants to get his first time out of the way, and Blake just wants sex with a man, because he is still in the closet. Blake finds out and proceeds to show Jason how his first time should be, treasured with someone you love. Ms. Wadsworth delivers a #funny, #sexy and #sensual tale of unrealized requited love.

Review: Lover At Last by J. R. Ward

In Gay/Lesbian, JR Ward, Paranormal Romance, review on July 23, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Lover At Last
Black Dagger Brotherhood Series
by J.R. Ward
Gay, Spicy Paranormal Romance

Blurb:
Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another….

Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: The male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young- just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. It’s hard to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. As he’s learned firsthand.

Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions… but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together… finally become one.

Plot: 5

Sex: 3.5 (The sex moved the story but I would have liked a little more naughty. And for only two actual scenes its was good. If she ever decides to write the scene at the Iron Maiden, I would sell your left kidney to read it.)

Overall Enjoyment: 4 (Great book, need to read the previous one before this one though.)

Blay and Qhuinn’s relationship was volatile at best in the beginning. It was almost if Qhuinn was self destructing while they watched. I didn’t read Lover Revealed, so for a few chapters I thought maybe I should. But as the book progressed I felt it wouldn’t be necessary. There was enough information, that you could glean what happened in the last book. (As a side note, you might want to go back and read it for the back story.)

On a serious note, I think this book reflects the political climate that is happening around us. Gay marriage, relationships and pretty much anything non-traditional is frowned upon. Why can’t we all get along? Because I have yet to rise to power, *evil laugh* Muhahahaha! *looks around at minions and says “Laugh damn-it!”* But if I have learned anything from reading romance novels it’s this, “Love conquers all, but if not at least you won’t die alone”.

Well as expected Ward gives us a gut buster of a book. At 591 pages the number of plot twists, sexy innuendos, kick ass new characters, and some familiar ones, are pretty high. Reminds of of reading the Game of Thrones books, except the people I like don’t die. But nothing tops the fact that Qhuinn and Blay finally have their book. YAY! (happy dance) Layla is in it too, she has a larger more intense  role yet to play. And that book is a shit storm waiting to happen.

From what I can tell, shit is going to be going down big in the next few books. Decrees and backstabbing is to be had by all. And I fear that with The Warden’s track record of doing unorthodox things to the fictional family we know and love, we may lose our minds a few times but the ride will be worth it..

 

 

Review: Quid Pro Quo by L.A. Witt and Aleksander Voinov

In Erotica, Gay/Lesbian, review on July 21, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Quid Pro Quo
Market Garden series

by LA Witt and Aleksander Vionov

Gay, Erotica, Contemporary

Blurb:
For the past six months, Jared’s been selling sex at Market Garden, a London club that caters to the better-off. But business is slow in the run-up to Christmas, when businessmen and bankers are too busy bickering over bonuses to rent themselves a little high-class action.

Though Jared’s wallet finds the downtime unnerving, the rest of him rather enjoys the opportunity it gives him to admire Tristan, an old hand in the club whose reputation usually sees him well-booked. Jared has been crushing on Tristan for months—he’s no more immune to Tristan’s cockiness and confidence than the johns, and those are just Tristan’s inner qualities.

Just as Jared’s about to chat Tristan up, a businessman asks for something a little different: he wants to book them both. They agree—and Jared finds himself going from crush to mind-bending lust as he’s made the pawn in a sexual power game. Tristan shows him how a pro handles a john while delivering the top-shelf sex for which the Market Garden is so rightly renowned.

Excerpt

Plot: 1
Sex: 4
Overall Enjoyment: 4

Review:
Tristan and Jared are so hot together making the “John” frustrated and happy at the same time, it was like Christmas in July.  I liked the sex scene in this hot little number. I thought at the end they were going to allow the john to play too, but to my disappointment they only did the bare minimum. Le sigh, my dirty little mind ended the book a different way after I read it again, and it was great.This is just a preview of what is to come and I am looking forward to the ending of this story between Tristan and Jared, in Take It Off (Market Garden #2).

This is book one in the Market Garden series, I will be picking the rest up after vacation. This one is 10,000 words both together only about 22,000 words, still short enough to read in one sitting. Your ass may be sore and your kids starving but that is what I call ONE sitting.

Take It Off (Market Garden #2)

Riptide PublishingAmazon (Paperback)  (Kindle)
Barnes & Noble (Paperback) (Nook)

Free eBook Friday: TOP eBook Publishers Free Books!

In FREE READS on July 21, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Free picks are also on the right sidebar of the website page.

  1. Decadent Publishing- Unspoken Promises by Becca Dale
  2. Smashwords- Chains of Frost: The Bellum Sisters 1 by T.A. Grey
  3. Coffee Time and Romance Books- Free Agent by Roz Lee
  4. Ellora’s Cave- Questing by Barbara Huffert
  5. Evernight Publishing- Phantom Lovers by Marie Medina
  6. All Romance eBooks- Curves for Two by Christa Wick
  7. Samhain- Biting Nixie by Mary Hughes
  8. Dreamsinner Press- Valentines Wishes by Eden Winters

New Series from @Lydia_Michaels: The McCullough Mountain

In Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Lydia Michaels, Promo on July 14, 2013 at 9:50 am

The McCullough Mountain Series

Five Irish brothers, one unruly sister…
The McCullough’s are a rambunctious clan you will fall in love with!
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Book 1
Colin McCullough has always known the path his life would take and at summer’s end he will finally make his Holy Orders. But what should have been a relaxing summer in the mountains with his large Irish family turns into an interlude plagued with temptation the moment his brother brings home the enchanting Samantha Dougherty.
When Samantha agrees to spend her summer break with Braydon McCullough she soon realizes his intentions are not what they seemed.  While coping with Braydon’s assumptions that they are in a relationship, Samantha’s vacation only becomes more complicated when she meets his older brother, Colin, the soon to be priest! What was intended to be a peaceful holiday turns into an unforgettable experience of loyalty, lust, sacrifice, courage, and love.

New Release: Wanderlust by @Skye_Warren (Dark Erotica)

In Erotica, Promo, Skye Warren on July 13, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Wanderlust-SkyeWarren-600x900Wanderlust

by Skye Warren

Dark Erotica

Can love come from pain?

Evie always dreamed of seeing the world, but her first night at a motel turns into a nightmare. Hunter is a rugged trucker willing to do anything to keep her—including kidnapping. As they cross the country in his rig, Evie plots her escape, but she may find what she’s been looking for right beside her.

Wanderlust is a dark erotic novel which explores dubious consent, captivity, and power play. Not intended for those uncomfortable with the subject matter or under eighteen.

  
 

“darkly fascinating, mesmerising, and achingly beautiful” – Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews

Excerpt:

“The man over there has paid for your meal. He’d like to join you.”

I blinked, not really understanding. The gentleness of her voice unnerved me. More than guilt—pity.

“I’m sorry.” I fumbled with the words. “I’ve already eaten. I’m done.”

“You have food left on your plate. Doesn’t matter how much you want to eat anyway.” She paused and then carefully strung each word along the sentence. “He requests the pleasure of your company.”

My heart sped up, the first stirrings of fear.

I supposed I should feel flattered, and I did, in a way. He was a handsome man, and he’d noticed me. Of course, I was the only woman around besides the waitress, so it wasn’t a huge accomplishment. But I wasn’t prepared for fielding this kind of request. Was this a common thing, to pay for another woman’s meal?

It was a given that I should say no. Whatever he wanted from me, I couldn’t give him, so it was only a question of letting him down nicely.

“Please tell him thank you for the offer. I appreciate it, I do. But you see, I really am finished with my meal and pretty tired, so I’m afraid it won’t be possible for him to join me. Or to pay for my meal. In fact, I’d like the check, please.”

Her lips firmed. Little lines appeared between her brows, and with a sinking feeling I recognized something else: fear.

“Look, I know you aren’t from around here, but that there is Hunter Bryant.” When I didn’t react to the name, her frown deepened. “Here’s a little advice from one woman to another. There are some men you just don’t say no to. Didn’t your mama ever warn you about men like that?”
– See more at: http://www.skyewarren.com/books/wanderlust/#sthash.MlHmqZoX.dpuf

Free for All Friday: Free eBook Links

In FREE READS on July 11, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Free eBooks this week at these places and possibly Amazon.com

Ellora’s Cave

Shelley Secret by Jean Hart Stewart

Blush: This is a sensual romance (may have explicit love scenes by not erotic level).

Despite the free-love atmosphere of the wild ’60s, Shelley fears men and disguises her beauty, not realizing such loveliness is impossible to hide.

Ross has certainly noticed, and he wants Shelley for his own. While searching for the secret to her fear, Ross is determined to convince Shelley she can trust her heart in his hands…and the rest of her in his arms.

 

Liquid Silver Books

Alien Sex 101 by Allie Ritch

Learning from their own near-disastrous wedding night, Quinn and Xindra have designed a course to teach other interracial couples about the sexual practices, customs, and taboos that abound on their planet. More than just an anatomy class, Alien Sex 101 offers visual aids, hands-on experience, and live demonstrations. Adult education has never been so hot!

Sleeping With the Wolf by Maddy Barone

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!

 

 

 

Decadent Publishing

All Romance eBooks

All That He Wants (The Billionaire’s Seduction Part 1) by  Olivia Thorne

Lily Ross was having another miserable day at work when tall, dark, and stunningly handsome walked in.
After hours.
With some very unusual requests.
When she’s least expecting it, mysterious Connor Brooks turns Lily’s world upside down and plunges her into a torrid, passionate love affair that might just ruin her life…
…or save it.

Part 1 of The Billionaire’s Seduction series.

UP IN FLAMES  by Tory Richard

Rachel Masters has had a crush on her sexy boss for three years. As far as she knows the millionaire architect is oblivious to her, walking past her desk every morning with barely a nod in her direction. But when the power goes out and they’re trapped in an elevator, the truth comes out in one steamy episode designed to take Rachel’s mind off being claustrophobic.

James White doesn’t have a crush on his receptionist. He wants her, it’s as simple as that. He senses there’s a real beauty hidden beneath the granny glasses and professional suits. And he plans to find out how hot she is as soon as the chance presents itself.

Smashwords

Unknown Futures by Jessica E. Subject

1Night Stand Story  (free with coupon code UY29Z)

Attacked as a young adult, Jewel is left scarred and alone. She applies to the 1 Night Stand service, believing no one can see past her appearance to love her. But she doesn’t expect to be sent to a space station where her date could be any number of unusual alien species.

Flavia left everything behind to be one of five humans working for the Space Service space station. Extremely homesick, she is excited to learn she will be a guide to a woman from Earth visiting the station for a couple days. She is immediately drawn to the petite woman, seeing past her scars to her true inner beauty, stirring unforeseen desires.

Unfortunately, Jewel is there for a date which Flavia hasn’t been told about. Can she contain her lust and simply show her a good time? Or will she let her desire lead them into an unknown future?

Evernight Publishing

Bound by Night by Naomi Clark

Brides of Darkness, 3

Fleeing her arranged marriage, Adeline seeks sanctuary in Geistheim Abbey. Within its cursed walls she finds the beautiful, scarred monk, Daghan, who offers her shelter—for a price.

Daghan needs a pure soul to break his curse. Adeline isn’t sure how pure she can be when she lusts after this stranger so badly. But before they can find out, Adeline’s cruel fiance arrives at Geistheim to reclaim her. And he won’t leave without a fight.

Dreamspinner Press

Magic of Lammas by Rowena Sudbury

A free short story set in the world of The King’s Tale.

A Timeless Dreams title: While reaction to same-sex relationships throughout time and across cultures has not always been positive, these stories celebrate M/M love in a manner that may address, minimize, or ignore historical stigma.

Blog Tour: Wicked Games by Kelly Lawrence @lotuswriter

In Erotica, Promo on July 4, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Wicked Games

by Kelly Lawrence

Black Lace Books

Warning: 18+ sexual situations guaranteed.

‘Looking back, I think I knew I was in trouble the first time I met him. The road he took me down was at once both more liberating than I could have dreamed of, and yet more intense than I could cope with. If the path of love doesn’t always run smooth … then how much more crooked it becomes when mixed with raw desire.’

This is no novel, but the memoir of an intense, exciting and at times unsettling relationship. Alex, for all his charms, is no billionaire playboy, and Kelly is no blushing virgin; rather your typical, overworked teacher who has no time for games, certainly not the wicked games he leads her into. Games that she ends up craving like a drug.

Promo & Giveaway: A Mating Dance by Lia Davis

In contests, Menage a Trois, Promo on July 4, 2013 at 3:14 pm

AMatingDance72A Mating Dance, Ashwood Falls #2

By Lia Davis

Warning: 18+,  Erotic Paranormal Romance, Ménage, m/m/f

Blurb:

Senior enforcer, Cameron Nickels has found her perfect mate. Blaine Andrews, leopard Pack Marshal, is strong, dominate, loyal, and passionate. He knows all her strengths and weaknesses—not to mention her pleasure points. Cam’s known Blaine most her life, but she’s always felt like something was missing and her jaguar refuses to fully accept him. Yet, she can’t walk away from him. When architect and sexy mountain lion shifter, Graham Griffin, comes to town to design the new den nursery and school, Cameron finds herself in a mating dance that throws her and her jaguar into flight mode while Blaine must decide if he cannot only share his mate, but welcome another.

After his lover walked out on him a year ago, Graham has no intentions of entering another relationship any time soon. But he realizes that the fates have other plans for him when he meets Blaine and Cameron. When his ex-lover’s children are chased into Ashwood territory by a group of rogues, he discovers the male he shared a life with had died freeing the kids from the Onyx Pack. Graham must work side-by-side with the two enforcers to uncover lies from the past while his heart opens to his true mates.

Warning: Contains one-hot headed leopard, a man who thought he’d lost it all, and a woman who is about to rub up against both in the best possible ways.

 

Other Ashwood Falls books:

Winter Eve (prequel)

A Tiger’s Claim (book 1)

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About the Author

Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and two very special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, a paranormal romance author, graphic designer, and co-owner to Fated Desires Publishing, LLC. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her home and she loves it!

An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very activity imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing and designing are stress relievers that allow her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs.

Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.

 

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