Naughty Bits by Joey W. Hill

naughty bitsTitle: Naughty Bits

Series: Naughty Bits

Author: Joey W Hill

Genre: Erotic Romance

Madison has inherited her sister’s store, “Naughty Bits”. During her first week, she discovers the hardware store owner next door, Logan Scott, is a full-blown Dom, and Troy, his handsome assistant, is a sub-in-training. Together they’re awakening feelings she’s kept suppressed for way too long. As a result, she’s finding it hard to resist the adventures Logan is offering her. Should she risk her battered heart for the hope of a happily-ever-after with him? Of course she should.

Thoughts: Before I start my review I need to say that this is a four part serial. I’m reviewing it as one story as all four parts are out now and that’s how I read it.

I’m normally not a huge Hill fan as I she pushes my envelope of comfort with her BDSM scenes, but I have to say that I enjoyed this serial. A Lot.

When we first meet Madison her sister’s just passed away and she’s struggling to deal with how her sister hadn’t told her she she was dying. Through each part of this serial we get to watch Madison come into her own. She learns things about herself she’d never known but always wondered about. The biggest thing though was she learns how to embrace her sexuality, and love it.

Overall I really liked this serial and I’m glad I gave it a chance.

Grade B+


BOOK BLITZ: Men of the North by Bonnie Bliss + GIVEAWAY


Title: Men of the North – The Complete Series

Author:  Bonnie Bliss

Genre: Historical Fiction

Release Date: August 2014

10433086_785743094779390_3674304146367286232_nBlurb:  One warrior woman. Two Alpha Northmen.  A love that transcends death.  Welcome to The Men of the North.  Featuring all four installments of the bestselling Men of the North Series:  The Viking’s Prize, The Viking’s Conquest, The Viking’s Claim, and The Stolen Warrior.

Excerpt:  Varona’s gaze watched his every movement. Her aim on his head didn’t waver either. With her shoulders aching, and her knees starting to burn in the position she was in, she was quite tempted to shimmy down the tree.

After she surveyed that her escape route was non-existent, each man positioned at a direct point of flight, she dropped the bow and sunk down on her butt. Her eyes fixed on the man that was dead set on taking her as one of their slaves.

Every so often, his eyes would lock with hers. The humorous glint that reflected back at her belied his harsh words.

Didn’t they?

Or perhaps his harsh fucking around was playful to him.

The thick base of the tree vibrated with each thrust at the bark. She knew deep down that the tree wouldn’t last. If she got hurt,she wouldn’t be able to get away. Thorfinn would be able to ravish her, and she would have no fight left in her.

Would he be so bold as to take advantage of her?

Her gaze swept down towards him. His lips wrapped around a bone joint, and he sucked slowly. Varona realized his eyes had never left her—he watched with an ownership that scared the shit out of her and yet had moisture pooling between her legs.

Yes, he would be so bold.

Taking a deep breath and shifting her position, she slung the bow across her chest, over her shoulder, and started down the tree.

Defeat was a powerful thing.

It sunk into the core of her very being, and the urge to weep invaded all parts of her. Tears burned the back of her throat as she slowly made her way down to her doom. Taking in a deep breath before she turned around she caught the scent of fresh meat, mead, and man. Before she could stop her rotation, she was slammed against the tree. A hard body pressed against hers, pinning her in place. Sucking in a shocked breath, she looked up into the glowing hues of Thorfinn. Her body responded instantly, her lips went dry, nipples grew hard, and the ache between her legs drew a whimper from her.

The smile grew on Thorfinn’s lips. Quickly, he disarmed her before one hand locked both her arms behind her back. The arch pushed her breasts forward, making her nipples visible through the fabric of the men’s shirt, a growl rumbled from him. It vibrated against and heated her body.

She felt the flush take her over and she looked away.

“Oh, no you don’t, my sweet Varona,” He rumbled.

His other hand had managed to yank at the leather pulls that kept her trousers up. With a sudden whoosh of chilled air, they puddled at her feet.

“You will look at me while I claim you. You are mine now. You will obey, and you will understand and submit to me. Is that clear, Varona?”

She looked at him, his words dousing chilled water over her arousal.

“Feck you, Thor!”

He grinned before she felt his thick fingers play against her thighs.

Varona whimpered before she clamped her thighs shut against his hand.

Thorfinn pressed harder against her. The bark bit into her flesh, and she cried out. As her lips parted, his mouth crashed against hers, and all thought left her brain. Rationally, she knew it shouldn’t be this easy to lose her senses. The man was taking her most precious thing from her—in front of his men, and her father, no less!

His tongue dominated her mouth, and she tasted the meat and man that assaulted her. Her body flared up like a fire storm, and she pressed back against him. Her own inexperienced tongue toyed with his as he chuckled against her kiss-swollen lips.

“That’s it, good girl,” he rumbled. His fingers now slid through the wet slit of her cunt.

The fight and flight instinct roared back, and she bucked against him just as his thumb circled a tight little bundle of nerves, bringing forth a harsh gust of air from her lungs.

“Oh, for the gods!”

She fell back against the tree, her eyes fluttering shut. His fingers stopped moving forcing her to open them as the ache burned between her thighs.

“You will look in my eyes the whole time I claim you. You will know who owns this tight quim. You will bow, and you will beg! Is that clear?”

She opened her mouth to protest, but his lips took hers again in a bruising kiss. His fingers shoved into her entrance, and she cried out into his mouth. She made weak attempts to overpower him, but he was a skilled lover-the kind women in their village talked and bragged about. She had nothing to offer him. The idea of boring him did something to her chest, and she found she was thrusting against his hand.

His eyes smiled down at her. That glow was possessive.

“That’s it. Take it, own it.”

She couldn’t stop as his fingers went deeper with each thrust, faster. The sound of wet flesh sucking brought the arousal higher. His fingers curved and teased inside her. Her body grew hot, and sweat beaded on her forehead. All the time watching him, her eyes never left his until he would nip at her earlobe or run a wet trail down her neck with his tongue.

“You’re so fucking tight, Varona. Gods, I want you around my cock. I want to pound into you until you are screaming my name and only my name!”

His erotic words were sending her over the edge. Just as his fingers pushed deeper, a pain sliced through her, and she clenched around him. He shifted, looking down at her with wide eyes before satisfaction took over that gaze, and he pulled his fingers out. Her hips followed his retreat, and she cried out.

He laughed. “So wanton now, my Varona. Would you like to come?” He nipped at her bottom lip, and his thumb started to circle that sensitive little numb. Her hips jerked-her body on fire.

She started to tense. His eyes bore into her as she got closer to some sort of event that took over her mind and body. She made mewling sounds like an animal in heat, which filled the quiet woods—and realized it was her.

She begged for more.

Lowering his head, his hot breath kissing her ear before his words filled her entire being.

“Spill that juice all over my hand and come for your Northman!” he growled.

She screamed his name, the sound echoing as she bucked and tried to get more of him. Her eyes closed then, and she collapsed against the tree as waves of hot, agonizing bliss filled her to near exploding into a thousand tiny pieces.

Kisses peppered her cheeks and wet flesh as she started to calm and come down from her high.

“MINE!” he growled against her neck.

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Sensual Couple

Title: Love Too Hot

Series: Table 21 #3

Author: Morgan Jane Mitchell

Release Date:  October 7, 2014

Sensual CoupleBlurb:  2 sex addicts had a deal. It didn’t include falling in love…The third installment of the Table 21 series finds Loraine and Rick after their demons have resurfaced. Taking matters into his own hands, Rick tries to convince Loraine it’s never too late. Little does he know, despite her addiction, Loraine has a new life, one that can’t include him.Gage, the assistant pastor at her sister’s church is everything a woman could want, well almost. Great with her daughter and Rick’s complete opposite, he’s been Loraine’s rock, a rock she’s been lying to their whole relationship.

Caught between a rock and a hard place, Loraine sinks deeper into Rick’s darkness only to find her own. She begins to question whether love is patient and kind or if love is demanding and… hot? Loraine’s question is answered in a shocking way when she discovers both men in her life have been keeping secrets. She’s left thinking a happy ending isn’t in store for her until one man offers her a beautiful beginning.

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COVER REVEAL: Striker by Glenna Maynard


Title: Striker (Black Rebel Rider’s Motorcycle Club Book #4)

Author: Glenna Maynard

Release Date: Late 2014

Blurb:  I have traveled many roads, but riding the road to winning her heart is proving to be my greatest journey yet… “Nothing brings me so much pain and pleasure, like her mouth.”

 My name is Striker Black and this is my story…Have you ever made a choice that changed everything? A decision that set off a chain of events that you could not control. Have you ever been torn between wishing to go back and change one night if it could repair all of the lives you ruined or being glad that it happened because it brought you, the most precious gift life had to offer?As long as I can remember, I have sworn to protect her, to give her everything she ever needed. I waited so long for her to put her faith in me to trust in me to cherish her and I failed her. Letting down the one person who mattered most to me broke me, letting her go about nearly killed me.

Baby has loved and lost. Trying to pick up the pieces of her heart, she finds herself in the crosshairs of a tangled mess. Can Baby forgive the past and open her heart to the man who has loved her since she was just a girl? How many times can a heart be wounded before it finally bleeds dry…

Romeo has always been loyal to his patch and one woman has always owned his heart.       He is soon finding out that loyalty and love doesn’t always go hand in hand. When a new threat arises Romeo learns the hard way, all is not fair on the road and between the sheets.


Deep Diving by Cate Ellink

cover51293-mediumTitle:  Deep Diving

Series:  N/A

Author:  Cate Ellink

Genre:  Romance/Erotica

Blurb:  From Cate Ellink comes a sun-soaked, sandy, seaside erotic novel about a tropical paradise, two athletes used to getting physical, and a sex-filled, no-strings holiday fling.  Samantha is celebrating her newly retired status from competitive triathlons with a diving holiday in her favorite place in the world: Australia’s Lord Howe Island. But all divers need a buddy, and Sam can’t dive solo. A chance meeting with rugby league superstar Cooper Sterling in the dive shop seems serendipitous. Sam can’t wait to have a partner who might be able to keep up with her.

It soon becomes evident that Cooper and Sam are compatible both in and out of the water, and things gets seriously sexy. But Sam is disinclined to be another football groupie, and Cooper has been burned before. So the rules are clear: a holiday fling, no strings attached, and they part as friends at the end.

But as the final days of their time together come to a close and a life apart becomes a reality, Sam and Cooper start to question their decision. Is this holiday fling really the finish line or can Sam and Cooper turn their friendly competition into more than sizzling sex?

Thoughts:  Part of the charm of this book is the descriptiveness – not just between the characters, but the amazing diving scenes, as well.   I have to say, the author really has a talent for pulling you into the scene, so much so that you almost feel like you could reach out and touch the fish, the turtles, and the other ocean life that these characters experience on their dives.  I definitely find myself with a new vacation spot on my fantasy list of places to visit in the future!  I have no doubt that anyone reading this book will have the sudden urge to visit Australia’s Lord Howe Island.  A very talented author, and one I hope to read more of in the future.

The characters were great – I loved the build-up of the chemistry between them, their interactions with each other, and just the sense of ‘rightness’ between them.  When it comes to the erotica element, this one is more about two people testing their sexual boundaries and having fun with it rather than about some of the racier BDSM elements a lot of readers are used to.  If you are used to the ‘wilder’ erotica books, this one may seem a bit tame – but definitely a bit racy if your not an erotica reader!  Readers should also be aware that this is told from the first-person point of view (POV) – since I know some of you actively avoid reading those books.

Personally, while I loved the diving aspect and the erotic sexual scenes, the story just seemed to bounce alot back and forth between the two – with not much else.  I wish there had been a bit more to the story, but that’s my opinion.  What we do get with this story is a great relationship story with erotic elements told by an amazingly descriptive author.

All in all, an interesting read…:)

Rate:  B+

Cover Reveal – Dead Wrath (Valkyrie, #4) by T.G. Ayer

Title: Dead Wrath (Valkyrie, #4)
Author: T.G. Ayer
Expected Release Date: November 2014
Publisher: Infinite Ink
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Ragnarok is upon the worlds, and the time to fight is now. They come from all of
the Nine Realms. Dark Elves, Dragons, Frost Giants, Elves… they all
come to fight for Odin.

And they answer to Valkyrie Brynhildr.

While Bryn grieves, struggling to cope with Sigrun’s death, she knows too
there is no time for tears. Odin is still a shade of himself and though
there is no sign of Loki in all of the Nine Realms – Thor knows he is
hiding in Midgard. As the Warriors gather, Bryn must head the offensive
and enter the Human Realm in search of the Trickster and his henchman.

The war is silent and it rages all across the planet.

Ragnarok is here…

In this, the 4th thrilling instalment in the Valkyrie series, Bryn takes
the war to home turf. From New York to London, Interpol to CIA, Bryn and
her team risk their lives to save their families, to the All-Father.
And to prevent the end of the world.

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I have been a writer from the time I was old enough to recognize that reading was a doorway into my imagination. Poetry was my first foray into the art of the written word. Books were my best friends, my escape, my haven. I am essentially a recluse but this part of my personality is impossible to practice given I have two teenage daughters, who are actually my friends, my tea-makers, my confidantes… I am blessed with a husband who has left me for golf. It’s a fair trade as I have left him for writing. We are both passionate supporters of each others loves – it works wonderfully…

My heart is currently broken in two. One half resides in South Africa where my old roots still remain, and my heart still longs for the endless beaches and the smell of moist soil after a summer downpour. My love for Ma Afrika will never fade. The other half of me has been transplanted to the Land of the Long White Cloud. The land of the Taniwha, beautiful Maraes, and volcanoes. The land of green, pure beauty that truly inspires. And because I am so torn between these two lands – I shall forever remain cross-eyed.

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Playing with Fire by Cynthia Eden

cover50364-mediumTitle:  Playing with Fire

Series:  Phoenix Fire Book #3

Author:  Cynthia Eden

Genre:  Paranormal/Romance

Blurb:  Cassie Armstrong has plenty to atone for. The daughter of the most immoral researcher ever to pick up a scalpel, she’s determined to use her own brilliance in genetics to repair the damage her family has done to the paranormals. Especially Dante, the first of the phoenixes, the one they call the Immortal. He’s been haunting her dreams since she was a little girl, and she’s been trying to ease his pain for almost as long. If only he remembered any of it. . .

Dante doesn’t know what Cassie’s story is. He almost doesn’t care. The minute he sees her, all he can think is mine. But there’s more to the pretty little doctor than meets the eye. And Dante isn’t the only one to notice. He can’t trust her, but he can’t stay away–and if he wants to learn her secrets, he’s going to have to fight like hell to keep them both alive. . .

Thoughts:  The storyline for this one was very original, and the fact that it dealt with the elusive ‘phoenix’ was a plus – something you don’t see a large amount of in paranormal books.  This is the third installment in this series, but it was the first that I have read.  I found no issues with reading it as a standalone, however, and I didn’t get that irritating, niggling feeling that I was missing something while I read it from having missed out on the first two books.

The characters were likable the story was engaging, and all in all it was just a good solid story.  My only complaint would be how many times Dante is killed and resurrected throughout the book – it was perhaps a tad excessive (the poor guy!).  Well, and perhaps Cassie’s naivety and one-track mind on saving people – even when it puts themselves in more danger.  Eden manages to keep you on your toes, however, with this book, and it is definitely an enjoyable read.

Rate:  B+

**Burn for Me (Book #1) and Once Bitten, Twice Burned (Book #2) are both out now**

Sunday Snippet: Dimitri’s Forbidden Submissive by Ann Mayburn

While I was at RomCon I meet this crazy hilarious author and her insanely hot hero Dimitri. So I’m super excited to share with you all a bit of him. Be warned this is an explicit scene so if you don’t like REALLY REALLY REALLY hot sex you won’t want to read this one. 

Dimitri wanted to roar with triumph as the astonishing woman beneath him handed him her heart, but he only allowed himself a small smile. “Good girl.”

He stared down at her, bemused by the way she kept surprising him. Little Rya was a complex woman and he found himself constantly fascinated by a new side of her. It was as if most women were a clear crystal ball, pretty but transparent. Rya was a diamond cut into a million facets, each brilliant and beautiful, but hidden until carefully observed from just the right angle.

Right now, he was looking at a very vulnerable woman, one who had to know he could dominate her. He could already see her need to try to retake control creeping in. It was in the way she tensed slightly beneath him, as if testing his hold on her, the manner in which her gaze darted about his face, studying him. The man lucky enough to become Rya’s Master would never be bored.

Pain lanced through his heart at the knowledge that it wouldn’t be him, but he pushed it away. He forced away thoughts of the future, focusing on the present and this woman. Once again, the image of a wild rabbit came to mind, a creature that could be so soft and cuddly, yet boldly outrun even the fiercest of predators because they were smart. How ironic that he, a wolf, wanted to protect the little rabbit from the other predators, to keep her safe and his alone.

Before his thoughts could turn to more out of character and forbidden emotions, he pushed off of her. “Give me your left arm and your left leg.”

She automatically obeyed and the motion revealed her pussy to him. Such a beautiful cunt, flushed a dusky pink, the full lips of her sex shiny with her arousal. Kissing her pussy was the softest sensation he’d ever had against his mouth. He couldn’t wait to split her plump labia with his cock. All in good time. First, he needed to get her in the right headspace.

He picked up the big black leather gauntlet and first pulled her calf through, then her forearm so it was on the outside of her calf. This made her pull her leg back towards her chest as she lay on her back, opening her pussy to him. “Is okay?”

Looking a little bit apprehensive, she nodded. “Yes, Master.”

“Good. Do you need a cookie?”

She giggled and some of the tension in her limbs eased. “No, Master. No cookie needed here. I trust you.”

He began to tighten the laces and watched her carefully as he restricted her movements, searching for any sign of panic. While he knew not being able to breathe was a trigger for her, he wanted to make sure it wouldn’t remind her of drowning if she felt restrained. The memory of her almost dying made him pause to steal a quick kiss before he finished cinching up her leg and arm. After repeating the actions with her right arm and leg, he stood back and admired her. Her legs were up and spread wide, her arms pushed upwards and held next to her calves, which opened her pussy and mounded her breasts for his pleasure.

Beautiful. All pale gold skin and dark hair, and the apricot pink of her mouth and nipples made his mouth water. She had a delicious, rich taste to her arousal, an earthy flavor that he wanted more of. It was as if the essence of sex had been distilled into her honey, a unique blend just for him. Unable to resist, he stroked the plump mound of her cunt, loving the exquisite softness. She let out a low, shuddering moan, jerking at her restraints without even being aware of it.

“Rya, look at me.”

She lifted her head and her breath left her in an audible rush as he began to unbutton his shirt. He kept his body in good shape, strong enough to kill any who threatened him, hard enough to break the fist of those who dared strike out at him. Women liked his body, he’d been told this on numerous occasions, but as he slowly pulled his shirt off he watched her carefully for her reaction to his tattoos.

She pulled at her restraints and breathed out, “Holy shit,” as her gaze roamed his torso.

He watched as her eyes traced over the Cyrillic writing over his heart with the two entwined roses beneath and the eight pointed stars on either shoulder. Then she looked lower and licked her lips, her expression one of hunger and lust. When her gaze returned to his face she gave him a truly wicked smile and said, “Master, you are the hottest piece of ass I’ve ever seen.”

He shook his head, trying to hide his pleasure that she wasn’t repulsed by his tattoos even though she probably had no idea what they meant, he flipped open the button of his tuxedo pants and drew them down his legs after kicking off his shoes. When he stood he watched her face as he pulled his boxer briefs down, his erection sticking out hard and throbbing from his body. She made a little whimpering moan and whispered, “Please.”

“Please what, zaika moya?” He fisted himself, loving the raw hunger on her face, the way her sweet pussy clenched as if imagining him inside of her.

She licked her lips, her gaze totally focused on his cock while her hands opened and closed as if she were trying to grab something. “Please, take me. Fuck me, Master.”

“Such a greedy little girl,” he chided softly and pulled a blindfold out of the bag.

He lay down on the bed next to her and gently lifted her head, placing the blindfold on her and pressing down to make sure the foam rings on the inside of the mask blocked her eyesight completely. Once he was sure she couldn’t see him he leaned back and began to explore her body at his leisure, indulging himself in the utter softness of her form. When he gave her belly a squeeze, enjoying the give of her plump flesh, she giggled and squirmed.

“Ticklish, yes?”

She pressed her lips together to try and stop her giggles, but when he tickled along her ribs her laughter filled the room. He loved her joy, loved how it seemed to make the world feel like a better place, how it filled him and seemed to lift the gloom that constantly shrouded his heart. She was light, pure and very warm. After a bit he stopped his assault and she tried to roll on her side, little chuckles still escaping her.

“Oh no, you don’t get away that easy.”

He rolled her back and moved her around so he could press her legs wide, then lap at her cunt. Her cries of passion fed his ego, and he gently sucked her small clit between his lips. The harsh grunt she gave made him suspect that she was close to orgasm. He looked up, enjoying the way she abandoned herself to the pleasure. He licked around her clit, trying to find where she liked to be stroked, how she liked her pussy to be eaten. Without a doubt one of his favorite things to do was give a woman oral pleasure. Not only because he enjoyed the taste of pussy, especially Rya’s pussy, but because he loved the look of complete pleasure on a woman’s face when she discovered that he was very, very good at it.

Rya’s arousal was so abundant she’d actually made a wet spot on the bed beneath her bottom. He used one finger to rub that silken fluid into the tight bud of her anus, enjoying her little yelp, then low groan as he worked his finger in while giving her clit feather light licks. She arched her neck and whispered his name before he sucked on her sensitive nub, keeping his touch light.

She gave a soft, shuddering sigh. “Harder, please, make me come.”

Nyet, you will come when my cock is inside of you.”

“Shit,” she whispered, then stiffened.

Grinning, he sat up, then rolled her over so she was resting on her upper chest with her ass thrust up into the air. In this position the thick lips of her sex spread enough for him to see the juicy wetness within and his cock hurt with the need to fuck her. But he wanted to give her a little spice first, to start to learn her body and what made her crazy with desire.

With her round ass in the air he couldn’t help the need to turn that olive skin pink. At the first spank she moaned, deep in her throat, and she tried to raise her bottom higher. Hmmm, his little Rya liked that. Giving her left buttock a harder smack he watched how her toes curled, the way she sucked in a harsh breath. A smack to her right cheek this time, his arousal surging at the way the flesh jiggled from his spank. He loved curvy women and his dorogaya was absolute perfection, the ultimate in feminine beauty.

Steadily increasing the strength of his smacks he was surprised at how hard he was able to spank her before she finally cried out in pain. Giving her one more spank, he then gently grasped her bottom and licked the red skin, enjoying the heat of her abused cheek beneath his lips, knowing that the scratch of his beard on her burning skin stung. While he wasn’t cruel, he did have a bit of a sadist in him and enjoyed giving submissives who enjoyed the spice of pain what they wanted.

The abundant arousal from her pussy slicked her inner thighs, begging for his tongue to clean her. Her little whimpering sounds made his balls draw up tight. He was close to losing control and fucking her like he was dying to. He wanted to envelop himself in her, to lose his mind while he sank into her wet heat. Fucking women was one of the few things that took the numbness away and made him feel alive.

Moving back a little, he began to spread her arousal around her anus with one finger while digging through his bag with his other hand. After he found the anal beads he wanted, he cupped them in his hand and pressed the sterling silver balls against the wet slit of her pussy, lubricating the metal. Rya’s breath hitched and even though she couldn’t see, she looked over her shoulder at him.

“Master, what is that?”

“It is nothing but pleasure.”

Her pretty lips curved into a smile and she rested her head on the bed again, arching further into his touch. The trust she had in him was evident in her every move and when he replaced his finger with the first ball, pressing it against the entrance to her bottom, she tensed.

“Easy, zaika moya. Relax for me. Give me what I want.”

She blew out a slow breath and nodded, her bottom opening enough to allow the first small ball in. Wiggling her hips, he watched as she grew accustomed to the intrusion, then began to press the next ball in. This one was slightly bigger than the first, still petite but with a little bit more substance. By the time all four balls were in, a fine sheen of sweat on her skin made her body glow in the low light. He smiled at the sight of the purple latex rope hanging from her bottom. Maybe he would find her an anal plug that looked like a rabbit tail.

He grabbed a condom from his bag and quickly slid it on, surprised to see how his hands were shaking with need. Taking in a deep breath, he fisted himself and rubbed the head of his cock against her pussy, groaning at the sensation of her soft flesh giving way to his hard need. He was right, the feeling of those thick cunt lips on his cock was one of the best things he’d ever experienced. By now she was pleading with him in broken sentences to fuck her, to take her, to use her body.

He lined himself up with her entrance and began to push in, the tight muscles of her small sex reluctantly giving way. While he knew in theory she was little, it was an entirely different thing to feel just how snug a fit his cock was as he pushed into her. Rya let out a breathy whimper and he stroked his hand down her back and over her red bottom to soothe her as he pressed deeper. It seemed like every new inch that he fed into her set off a series of convulsions inside of her until he had to bite the inside of his cheek.

There was no fucking way he was coming when he hadn’t even fully entered her yet.

When he reached her cervix he still had another inch of cock to give her, but he hesitated. Some women did not like the feeling of an erection pressing against their cervix, but he wanted to be all the way inside her, to have every centimeter of his dick inside of her that he could. Reaching around her hip, he began to circle her clit with his thumb then thrust into her. He made a strangled groan at the way her sex clamped around him.

Rya bucked against him, a small smile curving her lips before she whispered, “Fantastic.”

dimitri's forbidden submissiveAs the daughter of an outlaw biker, Rya DeLuca is used to living a wild life, but nothing could prepare her for the danger of falling in love with Dimitri Novikov. To Rya he’s a warm, loving, sexy as hell Dom who gives her exactly the kind of bondage and discipline she craves in the bedroom, but to the rest of the world Dimitri is a feared man, a cold blooded, heartless killer who is at the top of the Russian Mafia food chain.

While her hard and Dominant Master is her perfect match in every way that matters, their love can never last longer than a few days at most. Every moment Rya spends with Dimitri puts her life in jeopardy from rival gangs and Dimitri’s own family.

Dimitri will have to decide if he loves Rya enough to walk away from her in order to save her life, or if their love is worth starting a war that could change the world of the Russian mafia forever.



Bringing On The Heat by Katie Rose

cover48084-mediumTitle:  Bring on the Heat

Series:  Boys of Summer Book #1

Author:  Katie Rose

Genre:  Romance

Blurb:  In Katie Rose’s irresistible battle of wits, a case of mistaken identity lands a female fan in bed with a sexy superstar—and in major-league trouble.
House-sitting for a rich and famous friend has its perks, and Darcy Hamel isn’t shy about enjoying them. Especially when it means scoring a ticket to an exclusive fashion show hosted by the New Jersey Sonics. An avid baseball fan, Darcy has always dreamed of meeting the team—especially the starting pitcher whose body is as hot as his fastball. But there’s a catch. The gala is by invitation only. To get behind the velvet rope, mild-mannered Darcy will have to pose as party girl Lydia Logan.

Schmoozing is one of the downsides of fame, but Chase Westbrook knows how to liven up even the dullest event. And nothing spices a night up more than a beautiful socialite with a naughty reputation. What Chase doesn’t expect is a hint of sweetness beneath her sultry façade. Flirtation turns to seduction and leaves him aching for more. Chase just doesn’t know who the real Lydia is: the spoiled tease crying foul over some missing diamonds or the alluring woman making a play for his heart.

Thoughts:  I’m usually a fan of sports romances – most of them I absolutely love, but there are a couple that I have read that were just okay for me.  Unfortunately, this one didn’t fall into either category.  This is the first sports romance that I have found myself just disliking completely.  I hate to say that, and it is nothing against the author personally – her writing style was fine – and perhaps another book of hers I might like.  This one just didn’t do it for me at all.

First off, there was just a huge disconnect for me with the characters and the story.  When I read a book, I want to feel as if I have become a part of the story – or at least have a vested interest in the characters.  That didn’t happen here. However, that is the least of my issues.  The main problem I had with this story was why Darcy continued on this line of deception for so long.  Darcy had nothing to be ashamed about – her boss, Lydia, gave her the invitation to the event, let her borrow her clothes, and even her expensive earrings – making it clear that she wanted Darcy to have a good time.  Darcy even attempts to explain to others that she’s not really Lydia, but no one wants to really hear her.  Even so, I can kind of see her continuing it briefly – particularly when it came to Chase-  but the reasoning behind her keeping up the charade just started stretching pretty thin the more I read.

I also thought that the reactions of the characters were just inconsistent.  At the beginning, while Lydia and Darcy do have an employee/employer relationship, it didn’t seem like a big deal for Darcy to borrow her things and go to events in her place.  While I could see Lydia being a little upset at exactly how far the charade went, I just didn’t see something like that getting all blown out of proportion by her character – particularly as the deception somewhat benefited her.

What really did it for me though was how Chase just accepted the women as interchangeable.  He switches from Darcy to Lydia without any qualms whatsoever – and once events play out toward the end, that fact was not addressed to my satisfaction at all.  Chase’s actions just turned me off completely – and the book just  never recovered from that.  At least, in my opinion.

All in all, it was a definite ‘miss’ for me.  However, Holly liked it and rated with an A- (you can read her review here:  Holly’s Review), so I may be an exception!

Rate:  D

Series Saturday – Secrets and Scandals Series by Darcy Burke

This week we are featuring the Secrets and Scandal series by Darcy Burke, USA Today Bestselling Author of historical and contemporary romances.  Heather suggested it this week, and I have to admit I have already snagged the first book in this series!

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000031_00004]Book #1 – Her Wicked Ways

She was his saviorBanished from London for her reckless behavior, Lady Miranda Sinclair is robbed by a dashing highwayman en route to the country. By offering him a kiss in lieu of the jewels she had to leave behind, she commits the very type of act that caused her exile. When her dour guardians extend her punishment to performing charitable work at the local orphanage, she’s further tempted by the home’s owner, a provincial gentleman who stirs her passion in a most wicked way.

He was her downfallDesperate to save his orphanage from financial catastrophe, Montgomery “Fox” Foxcroft leads a double life as a highwayman. The arrival of wealthy, well-connected Miranda, whose kiss he can’t forget, presents a lawful opportunity to increase his coffers. His problems seem solved–until she rejects his suit. Out of options and falling for the heiress, Fox must risk what principles he has left and take advantage of her wicked ways–even if it ruins them both.

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It’s hard to be respectableJasper Sinclair, Earl of Saxton, made a bargain with his devil of a father to marry in one month’s time. But instead of shackling himself to an acceptable debutante, he indulges his baser needs. He joins a fighting club and pursues a delectable woman who may not be what she seems. Soon he finds himself battling addictions that threaten his already wicked heart. 

When you’d rather be wickedOrphaned seamstress Olivia West wants the chance to lead an honest, respectable life, but the arrogant Earl of Saxton launches a daunting campaign to make her his mistress. Destitute and desperate, she agrees to one night with the dangerous lord, hatching a scheme to take his money and keep her virtue. However, Jasper uncovers her deception and vows to claim what he’s owed—not his money, her. 

ToSeduceAScoundrel_E_cover_final_200Book #3 – To Seduce A Scoundral

A Lady on the brink of disasterQuintessential debutante Lady Philippa Latham is determined to avoid scandal at all costs so that she may marry well. When her mother’s outrageous behavior threatens their family’s reputation, Philippa unwittingly follows her to a party no unmarried Society girl would risk attending. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Philippa is “rescued” from disaster by England’s most notorious scoundrel, which sets them both on a path to public and personal ruin. 

A Scoundrel in need of seductionLord Ambrose Sevrin is infamous for ruining his brother’s fiancée and refusing to marry her. Content to remain among the fringe of the upper ten thousand, he is an intriguing enigma to London’s elite. Philippa thinks she’s met the true Ambrose—a gentleman who would fight to defend her and help her secure a husband before it’s too late. But he can’t be that husband, even for her. He won’t tolerate redemption—or love—for his crimes are far worse than anyone can imagine. 

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To set things right, she has to be very wrongFormer constable Daniel Carlyle hasn’t the foggiest notion how to be a viscount. No one is more shocked than he when his father’s second cousin and his son die on the same day. When a prominent earl offers to guide Daniel through Society and the House of Lords, he’s grateful to have a champion. Things seem to be falling into place when he meets a lovely young woman he intends to make his viscountess. Until he catches her stealing from his mentor. 
The moment Jocelyn Renwick glimpses her family’s stolen heirlooms in the possession of a wealthy earl, she demands their return. He dismissively insists they’ve been in his family for generations, and she privately vows to get them back at any cost. But the law-abiding Lord Carlyle foils her plans, and she reluctantly partners with him to solve the theft of her property. When they discover the earl is up to his ears in criminal acts, he threatens to link Daniel to his gang of thieves. Jocelyn must decide if justice for her family is worth risking a chance at love.

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When the beast leaves his lair… Labeled a lunatic and a reprobate, Lord Jason Lockwood finds solace in debauchery outside the realm of Polite Society. Scarred both inside and out, Jason can’t possibly hope to regain a place within the ton…until he meets an alluring and persuasive young lady. When she offers to help him reclaim respectability, he’s tempted not by the possibility of a better reputation, but by the lure of seduction. With her by his side, he not only sees what he’s been missing, but also how much he stands to lose. 

A beauty’s touch provokes his desire… Lady Lydia Prewitt is everything a debutante should be: beautiful, dowried, and in possession of a sterling reputation. But Lydia’s former life as a gossip has ensured a lonely path. When the opportunity to assist the scandalous yet seductive Lord Lockwood gain entry into London’s best ballrooms, she glimpses a chance for a future she never dreamed of—if he’s willing to meet her halfway. But how can she risk falling in love with a scoundrel if it means joining him in exile?

SEA_200x307Book #6 – Scoundrel Ever After

Once upon a time there was a very bad boy . . .Ethan Jagger will do anything to leave his criminal past behind and take his place as a gentleman in Polite Society. Success is within his grasp until his boss discovers his double cross and frames him for murder. As if running from the law and the outlaws wasn’t bad enough, he must protect an innocent young lady from the very criminals who want him dead. Worst of all, though, is the dangerous attraction that sparks between them. If he can escape the hangman’s noose and start anew, will she consent to love a scoundrel ever after? 

Who met a very nice girl . . .London only thinks of Audrey Cheswick as a wallflower, if they even think of her at all. She’s tried to find satisfaction—if not happiness—as a spinster-in-waiting, though her intrepid spirit yearns for a grand adventure. But when she runs away with England’s most wanted criminal, she learns adventure comes with a price—not just her reputation or her virtue, but her heart. 

Forever Starts Tonight by Roni Loren

forever starts tonightTitle: Forever Starts Tonight

Series: Loving on the Edge bk 5.5

Author: Roni Loren

Genre: Contemporary, Erotic

The wait is over. They fell in love in Melt Into You, but that was only the beginning. Now New York Times bestselling author Roni Loren dials up the passion as three lovers reinvent the meaning of togetherness and find out if love is truly enough…

Two dominant men, one beautiful woman. Jace Austin knows he doesn’t have what you’d call a conventional relationship with Evan and Andre, but it works. Boy, does it work—until Evan starts acting strangely and Andre’s ex-fiancée pops back into his life, unbalancing a perfectly happy threesome. Jace is forced to face the unthinkable: that the two people he cares most about in this world are in danger of slipping away from him.

So Jace plans a surprise getaway to a secluded mountain cabin for the three of them. And he knows exactly what he needs to do: give both his lovers a fantasy week they’ll never forget. And the possibilities for pleasure are endless. But when they get snowed in and the heat between them reaches a fever pitch, secrets come out. And Evan has one that could change all their lives forever. Read more

Flaming Hearts by Susan Stoker

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Series: Beyond Reality #2, but can be read as a standalone

Author: Susan Stoker

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Blurb: Becky and her mom used to watch reality shows together all the time. Her mom passed away before she could see Becky on her very own show…except it’s not her own show. She has to share the limelight with another woman. They’re both competing for the love and attention of the same men. It was like no show Becky had ever seen… and she was miserable. The best thing about the show was trying to irritate the other woman by choosing activities Becky knew she’d hate. Becky had no idea she’d meet a wonderful, protective man while on the show, unfortunately he wasn’t a contestant.

Dean always knew he’d find the one woman meant for him, but he had no idea he’d find her competing on a reality show. He’d have to find a way to make sure she didn’t choose any of the prospects on the show, but would decide to be with him instead. Luckily his brother was a cameraman; it was just the key to get to spend time with Becky, as long as the Director didn’t catch wind of their plans.

Becky can’t believe Dean would be interested in her; after all, she isn’t anything special. For some reason he keeps coming back to see her and wants to talk to her every night on the phone. Their relationship becomes more solid just as Becky’s time on the show becomes more tense. She’s ready to call it quits, but she has a contract.

Dean and Becky are counting the days until the reality show is over and they can spend time together openly when Dean gets called away on a job. When an incident on the show threatens her safety and Dean isn’t around for her to turn to, Becky isn’t sure their relationship can survive. Becky has to figure out a way to trust Dean to help her, and Dean will do whatever it takes for Becky to realize she’s his…forever.

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Bombshell by Jody Gehrman

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Series: N/A

Author: Jody Gehrman

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Blurb: Copywriter Ruby Sugars is in a rut. Her life consists of the following: long hours, boring neutral colors and regular fat-shaming from her stick insect-looking boss. But Ruby isn’t really a Bland Betty—she’s a complete Bettie Page hottie, with an enviable collection of vintage couture and very naughty vixen lingerie. Now if only she could channel that girl into her real life….

Cue Ruby’s best friend, whose recent fixation is “fantasy matchmaking.” She’s decided that all Ruby needs is one night with a sexy, delectable man—one with a serious thing for curvy pinup girls. And “Lancer” is hot enough to make any girl’s fantasy come true.

For one night, it’s pure, X-rated hotness. But come the next morning, this brand-spankin’-new bombshell will get the shock of her life when the man she vowed to see only once shows up again…as her new boss.

Thoughts: Ruby is one of those boring girls hiding her sexuality behind drab clothes and a timid attitude.  Ruby’s boss, “the stick”, has changed the team from normal people to condescending 20-something fit-fanatics.  The team, lead by the stick, has made a point of making Ruby feel bad about her looks and puts her work down in the group setting even though she is the team genius.  Ruby’s grandma left her with a closet full of 1950’s sexy pin-up clothes and her best friend (and a lot of alcohol) convinced Ruby to do a photo shoot all dolled up.  That’s Ruby’s secret inner self….the sexy 50’s pin-up girl.  Too bad that’s now what her outer self is.

Ruby’s best friend is notorious for her schemes.  When she ended up hooking up a couple of her friends after finding out about their secret fantasies, she decides to create  Fantasy dating.   She’ll hook couples up based on their secret fantasies for 1 night of blazing hot fantasy sex.  Since her friend has recently found the perfect guy fantasizing about 50’s pin-up girls, Ruby is going to be her first client.

Ruby ends up agreeing to the date and has the most incredible night with “Lancer” and she starts to think that there might be something to this Fantasy Dating.  Everything changes when she finds “Lancer” is actually Colin and  one of the three partners in the advertising firm she works at.

Regardless of the connection she felt the night before, the relationship with Ruby and Colin is strained at work.  Their time was only supposed to be 1 night together, so they don’t know how to act.  Add in that Colin has some trust issues about women at work and things are pretty rocky.  The situation gets downright ugly when one of the people in her department sees Ruby and Colin together and decides to make trouble for Ruby.

I knew from reading the blurb that I would love this book and I was right.  Poor Ruby finds herself in some terrible situations.  You can’t stop yourself from feeling sorry for her, but you also have to laugh.  Although there were a couple of moments where I wanted to smack Colin, he was pretty great too.  When everything came together at the end, I was like “Go Ruby”!  A huge change from the girl you’re feeling sorry for at the beginning.

I feel obligated to note that this was a novella.  Even though it’s not necessarily a secret, I wasn’t prepared for this book to be as short as it was.  I wanted more.  The side story with Ruby’s best friend could have been expanded and I would have liked to get more at the end too.

Grade: A

The Siren by Tiffany Reisz

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Series: Original Sinners bk 1

Author: Tiffany Reisz

Genre: Erotic Romance

Notorious Nora Sutherlin is famous for her delicious works of erotica, each one more popular with readers than the last. But her latest manuscript is different—more serious, more personal—and she’s sure it’ll be her breakout book… if it ever sees the light of day.

Zachary Easton holds Nora’s fate in his well-manicured hands. The demanding British editor agrees to handle the book on one condition: he wants complete control. Nora must rewrite the entire novel to his exacting standards—in six weeks—or it’s no deal.

Nora’s grueling writing sessions with Zach are draining… and shockingly arousing. And a dangerous former lover has her wondering which is more torturous—staying away from him… or returning to his bed?

Nora thought she knew everything about being pushed to your limits. But in a world where passion is pain, nothing is ever that simple.

Thoughts: I literally just finished reading this book and my thoughts are all over the place. But the one thought that has stuck with me, that kept me reading when I should be working, had me ignoring my kids, was that this was one of the best pieces of literature I’ve ever read.  Read more

Ignited by J. Kenner

ignitedTitle: Ignited

Series: Most Wanted bk 3

Author: J. Kenner

Genre: Erotic, Contemporary

He promised to take me as far as I could go—and I wanted to go to the edge.

My whole life has been a cover, a con, a lie. I was born into the grift, raised on the thrill of playing someone I’m not. As a rule, I never let anyone get too close—until Cole August makes it impossible for me to stay away.

Cole is tough, sexy, and intensely loyal, yet his secrets are dark and his scars run deep. Not many women can handle his past, or the truth behind his fierce demands. But something about him beckons me—and our desire is a game I must play.

I know he’s dangerous, that even his touch is trouble, but what is passion without a little risk?

Ignited is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences. Read more