Thursday, October 10, 2013

The End of Night by B.L. Bonita

Title: The End of Night
Author: BL Bonita
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Publication Date: Jan. 31, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-59578-806-1
Genre: Historical 1910, Suspense
Length: 44 pages
Other: Oral

“Can a woman cursed find true love?
Liv Erichsen is destined to become a spinster. After the body of her second fiancé is discovered on the jagged rocks below her cliff-dwelling estate, she's labeled The Black Bride. No man would dare fall in love with her again and risk being her next victim until a mysterious and arousing gentleman arrives at her door.
A liar and a womanizer, Mason Davidson's reasons for being at Valhalla Estate are not to redeem himself. Then again, he's never met a woman quite like Liv before. She's strong, passionate, and fit to drive him crazy with lust. But how can he make her accept him for more than a casual fling when he arrived for the wrong reasons and a crazed killer is watching?”

If a reader is looking for a quick romantic suspense with a Hhistorical element to it, then this one will fit the bill. Although the beginning was confusing, if the reader sticks with the story they won’t be sorry, as toward the middle the book takes off like a rocket. Mason is a hero who is brought in under dubious means to help Liv discover what or who her curse is. Liv at first came across as a spoiled brat, but later grows on the reader. The large group of secondary Characters are interesting and help add depth to the mystery as a whole.

As a historical book, this one though did have a feeling of being contemporary both in feel and in the speech of the characters.  I had to go back and double check that this was indeed a historical at least once while reading. So for those who aren’t really into the Historical genre there is no reason not to read this one as you will find it easy to forget we are in story that is a century old. But true historical nuts might find issue with the laid back feel of the characters.

Over all the story was enjoyable and a fast read. The characters grow on you and I was genuinely wondering who the killer was. I have to say pleasantly surprised. I would recommend this to friends who were looking for something to read in a single evening.

**original posting on sister site, Got Historical Romance Reviews**

Monday, January 16, 2012

Worth Staying For by Mary Eason

Title: Worth Staying For
Author: Mary Eason
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: 1-04-2012
ISBN: 978-1-61217-194-4
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 206 pages
Heat Level: Sensual
Reviewer: TJ
Date: January 15, 2012

Dr. Jordan Scott is banking everything, including her life, that she can simply disappear into thin air, forget the nightmare she left behind in New York, and never be found again by her ex- fiance Caesar Santiago or his powerful family.

Detective Riley Donavan believes the pretty doctor knows more than she’s telling him. Can they work together to solve the murder of her brother, or will they end up the next victims of the crime lord?

Worth Staying For is a serious and sensual suspense story. While you know who the bad guy is for most of the story the tension is still ever present and the anticipation is palpable. I enjoyed the fact that Jordan was a smart successful woman who still found herself in a dangerous situation, it was a very believable scenario and I had no trouble imagining the intelligent woman still finding herself in such a mess. Riley took me a little to warm up to but once he did ease past my resistance he burrowed down deep and I could not have asked for a greater match for the heroine of the story. The chemistry between the two was wonderful and the attraction between them was almost as taut as the criminal mystery. I enjoyed this story and look forward to seeing what else this author has to offer. If you are looking for a romantic suspense story without the over-the-top sex and violence you will definitely like this one.

Paranormal Mates Society Vol. I (Anthology)

Title: Paranormal Mates Society Vol. I
Authors: Willa Okati, Lacey Savage, Rachel Bo, Dakota Cassidy
Publisher: Changeling Press
Publication Date: October 21, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-60521-683-6
Genre: Erotic Romance, Anthology, Paranormal, Shapeshifters
Length: 280 pages
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Heat Level:  Erotic
Other: anal/oral play, GLBT, light BDSM, ménage
Reviewer: TJ
Date: January 15, 2011

Paranormal Mates Society, where finding the love of your life is supernatural, super easy!

Tired of squeamish humans passing you over because blood is your beverage of choice? Are your fins fed up with the goldfish bowl of dating? Did the devil make you give up on ever finding your soul mate? Long to soar to the heavens with the match of your dreams? Log on to!

Vamps masquerade as werewolves, fire serpents melt the hearts of Yetis, a psychic tames her genie -- it's Satan's own online dating service, and chaos has never been quite this hot!

In Matchmaker’s Match Willa Okati gives readers a different glimpse in to the mind of the devil himself and when you add in an angel and an ancient god this is a trio of strong men with overwhelming sexual appetites. I enjoyed how gritty the encounter between the Wanderer, Scratch and Loki was. The descriptions were awesome and I had no problem picturing the cluttered room. While I prefer my stories a little on the sweeter side I did enjoy the humor and twists of this tale.
A genie lamp plays a key roll in Lacey Savage’s Finders Keepers but it’s the genie himself who steals the show while the heroine steals his heart. Claudia and Xander complement each other so well that you cannot help but cheer on their relationship.
Rachel Bo creates a fabulous world in Long Tall Furry and it is a place I want to visit again and again. Sinna and Goss are two phenomenally developed characters, so strong on their own but unbelievable together. I love how easy it was to suspend my disbelieve and just fall right into the emotions of this story.
It is no secret that I love Dakota Cassidy, she writes with a charm and humor that makes me feel like I’m witnessing a great chick flick or having a fabulous conversation with a friend. In Chunkybuttfunky the heroine is a curvy gal (my favorite) who is looking for something different. Cadence and Collin have this fantastic chemistry and I love watching them dig themselves farther and farther in to a mess by lying to one another. 
Paranormal Mates Society is an enjoyable collection of witty reads that any supernatural erotic fiction fan will enjoy. 

Dragon Training 2: Dragon Fire by Emily Carrington

Title: Dragon Training 2: Dragon Fire
Author: Emily Carrington
Publisher: Loose Id
Publication Date: July 2011
ISBN: 978-1-61118-455-6
Genre: GLBT paranormal
Length: novella
Heat Level: Erotic
Other: Oral, anal 
Reviewer: Brecken Stevens
Date: January 13, 2012

Luke and Mark are committed and hitting the hurtles that arise when lust turns to love. Luke wants to be more to Mark and Mark wants Luke to be happy. In their floundering the two must deal with Mark’s past, namely his family. With love in place, the rest of the relationship must cement, and if Mark can’t trust his lover, all the love in the world won’t make either of them happy.

I can honestly say I’ve never read anything like Dragon Fire. A gay, Jewish dragon who has trouble shedding and has deep seeded trust issues? To say Mark has a nicely complex personality is an understatement. My favorite parts of this story were the main characters. Luke and Mark are great characters who work well with and off of each other. It is erotic and harsh at times, but Mark and Luke made it so I couldn’t put Dragon Fire down. 

Buttercream by Roslyn Hardy Holcomb

Title: Buttercream
Author: Roslyn Hardy Holcomb
Publisher: Loose Id
Publication Date: July 2011
ISBN: 9781611184402
Genre: Innerracial, contemporary
Length: novella
Heat Level: Erotic
Other: Oral
Reviewer: Brecken Stevens
Date: January 13, 2012

Poppy’s free spirit and crunchy ways leave her feeling like she’s in the wrong time at moments. A hippy at heart, she channels her simple ways into her career as a baker. When Poppy meets Matthew she thinks he’s cute and the chemistry flairs, but they are completely different people. A soldier, Matthew’s lifestyle and beliefs are fundamentally different than Poppy’s. Explosive together, their lust has the potential to burn bright, but flair out before love can come.

Overall Buttercream had some really interesting and engaging characters. Some of the supporting staff have moments that hit harder than the leading characters.  Buttercream is definitely a hot story with a flair for making sweets even sweeter. Without giving any spoilers, I really don’t see these two living happily ever after though, and that left me not too thrilled with the ending. Readers looking for something sweet and sexy will really enjoy parts of this story.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Dillon's Claim by Callie Croix

Title: Dillon’s Claim
Author: Callie Croix
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: December 2011
ISBN: 978-1-61217-159-3
Genre: Contemporary BDSM
Length: 119 pages
Heat Level: erotic
Other: anal/oral play, BDSM
Reviewer: Gabrielle
Date: 1/10/12

When Dillon gets another chance to win Charissa’s heart he jumps at it. He knows the attraction that they feel for each other is so much more than fleeting but can he convince Charissa of that? Something has scared her off and he intends to find out what it is and banish it forever.

Dillon and Charissa are a great couple. I loved Dillon right from the start. He is not afraid to go after what he wants and right now that is Charissa. Dillon will do anything to break down the walls Charissa has erected around herself. Charissa is a sweet girl who found herself in a bad relationship and is now afraid to try again. It was nice to see how much Dillon really cares for Charissa; he fights till the end never giving up on her or their love. 

As hot as this book was it also has a nice romance to it. I enjoyed watching Charissa wrestle with her emotions and her wants. The sex is hot but you see the connection and the trust as well. I loved the scene where Charissa finally gives Dillon her utmost trust. The emotions truly come flying off the pages in that scene. The author does a wonderful job of pulling the reader into their world. 

Not only did I get to meet Dillon and Charissa but some secondary characters made an impression as well. I hope we get to visit the ranch again some time soon.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

One Knight in Brooklyn by Casea Major

Title: One Knight in Brooklyn (1Night Stand series)
Author: Casea Major
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Publication Date: Out Now
ISBN: 978-1-61333-121-7
Genre: Erotic Romance, Fantasy, Romantic Comedy
Length: 41 pages
Heat Level: Erotic
Other:  Oral, 
Reviewer: TJ
Date: January 1, 2012

After signing up for a one-night stand through an exclusive matching agency, hopeless romantic Marianne Caldwell is swept away to a medieval land where she hopes to spend the night with a worthy man of honor. Unsure of how she got from the Castillo Hotel in Las Vegas to a castle in the English countryside, Mare finds Robert, whose stunning physique and winning smile immediately convince her he's the Robin Hood she's been seeking. But despite his efforts in saving her from a corrupt sheriff, his Jersey Shore accent and coarse ways unravel her romantic visions. With her fairytale fantasies coming unhinged, Mare must decide if Robert is just a crass car salesman from Brooklyn or the chivalrous knight she's looking for.

One Knight in Brooklyn is another fabulous erotic story in the 1Night Stand series; it is a wonderful break from the everyday with a touch of fantasy. I loved the play on our leading couple’s names, Marianne and Robert. Their interactions were entertaining as I love a little hostility between my hero and heroine. Robert is a sexy alpha male who Marianne isn’t too impressed with initially but he eventually wins her over with his charm and brawn. I myself have always had a soft spot for a handsome man with a Brooklyn accent and Robert is a keeper. As a fan of the series I’m glad I chose to read this one and I’m looking forward to reading many more.


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