Guest Review: Dominated by Maya Banks + giveaway

dominatedTitle: Dominated
Series: The Enforcer Series #2
Author: Maya Banks
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance

Blurb :

To save her, he had to betray her…

In Drake’s shadowy world, his enemies would exploit any weakness he had in order to bring him to his knees, and so he’s never allowed himself to care about anyone…never exhibited any vulnerability, and it made him a force to be reckoned with. Until Evangeline—his angel. A woman who slipped past his defenses like no one had ever managed. She was his to protect and ultimately, to do that, he had to do the unthinkable and drive the only good thing in his world away.

But he will stop at nothing to get her back…

Devastated and destroyed, Evangeline doesn’t know what made Drake turn on her in such a shocking manner. She only knows she’ll never be the same. He once freed her from all her inhibitions, only now she is a prisoner to never-ending pain. But when Drake finds her again, she realizes there is more to his world than she ever imagined, and she must decide if she can once more trust—and submit—to the man who holds her wounded heart in his hands. And he must convince her of just how far he’ll go to regain her love and forgiveness.

 

Nikki’s Thoughts:

I have been a huge fan of Maya Banks, for what seems like forever. When the first book in this series ended on a serious cliffhanger, I was beyond pissed. I was utterly savage for this book, I needed to see where Drake and Evangeline ended up. Needless to say, I gobbled this book right up!  Read more

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Beyond Ruin by Kit Rocha

BeyondRuin-700Title: Beyond Ruin
Series; Beyond bk 8
Author: Kit Rocha
Genre: Dystopian, Erotic

Adrian Maddox fled his royal life—and tragic past—in Sector One, choosing instead to join up with the O’Kanes. For years, he’s lived by one rule: love fast, love hard, and always be willing to walk away. He’s managed to guard his heart, keep it whole and untouched—until now.

They couldn’t be more different—Dylan, the brilliant, burned-out doctor from Eden who drowns his pain with drugs and self-destruction. Scarlet, the sensuous, sexy rocker from Three, a woman unafraid to embrace the world. And Jade, the whore turned spy from Sector Two, who battled addiction and came out stronger than anyone he’s ever met.  Read more

Mastered by Maya Banks

masteredTitle: Mastered  Series:
The Enforcer #1
Author: Maya Banks
Genre: Erotic/Contemporary Romance

Book Blurb: What he wants, he takes with no remorse or guilt.

She stood out in his club like a gem, unspoiled and untouched. A lamb among wolves, she clearly didn’t belong. Drawn to her innocence he watched as she was surrounded by men who saw what he did—but no one but him could touch her. He summoned her to his private quarters. He sensed her fear. He also recognized the desire in her eyes. And he knew she wouldn’t leave before he possessed her. She had no need to know his secrets. Not until he had her under his complete and utter control.

What he wants, she isn’t sure she can give him.

The moment he told her want he wanted, she couldn’t resist. Instinct told her to run, but her heart said stay and walk the fine line between pleasure and pain. Though she wasn’t sure she could ever completely surrender, the primal part of her wanted to try, even knowing this man could break her in ways she never imagined. Because once he possessed her, he owned her and it would be too late to turn back. She can only pray that he doesn’t destroy her in the end.

Thoughts: Maya Banks. The authors name alone incites happiness in me. I have loved her books for what feels like forever! I know I am going to go through a whirlwind of emotions when I pick up a Maya Banks novel.  Read more

Coming Back by Lauren Dane

Dane_ComingBack_TRTitle: Coming Back
Series: Ink and Chrome bk 3
Author: Lauren Dane
Genre: Erotic, Contemporary

Mick Roberts, the newest partner at Twisted Steel’s custom hotrod and motorcycle shop, looks like a man with everything. But secretly he still craves the connection he lost when his best friend Adam and the love of his life Jessilynn walked out. Then, he wasn’t ready for the pleasure they promised. Now, things have changed.

Rich, powerful, and insatiable, Adam Gulati is used to getting what he wants. And there’s nothing he wants more than Mick and Jessi. He hasn’t seen either in over a year, but the second he sets eyes on them again his memories—and his desires—can’t be denied.

After trying to live without them, Jessi Franklin realized no one else can satisfy her like Adam and Mick. The three of them need one another—in more ways than one. It’s time to stop pretending and submit to the hunger they all share. But once they go down this road, there’s no turning back. As deeply devoted as they are, no one knows what great bliss their forbidden fantasy will find—or the price they may pay . . . Read more

Book Tour: The Exhibitionist by Tara Sue Me + GIVEAWAY

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The Exhibitionist by Tara Sue Me

Date of Publication: November 3, 2015

Blurb

How far can a true submissive romance go? Abby and Nathaniel push their limits as the New York Times bestselling Submissive Series continues.…

She’s ready for even more.…

When Abby West discovered her submissive desires, she felt like she was born anew. But lately, her Dominant husband hasn’t been the demanding Master who once fulfilled her every passion. Abby begins to crave something else—and to wonder if Nathaniel can still push her past her boundaries to the places she craves.

Nathaniel knows that Abby belongs to him completely, but even he can’t ignore the pleasure on her face as they get to know their new BDSM group. They’ve invited Nathaniel to guide their group to a new level, and he’s promised to show them the way, even as he recommits to fulfilling his beautiful submissive wife’s every desire. Only this time, uncovering her sexual limits may also expose their relationship to more conflict than it can withstand.…

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About Tara Sue Me

Tara Sue Me wrote her first novel at the age of twelve. It would be twenty years before she picked up her pen to write the second.

After completing several clean romances, she decided to try her hand at something spicier and started The Submissive. What began as a writing exercise quickly took on a life of its own. An avid reader of all types of fiction, she soon discovered she enjoyed writing a variety as well.

Tara lives in the Southeastern United States with her family, two dogs, and a cat.

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Fall Into You by Roni Loren

fall into youTile:  Fall Into You

Series:  Loving on the Edge book #3

Author:  Roni Loren

 

He’ll do anything for you. But you’d better say please.

When tomboy sports reporter Charli Beaumonde loses a dream TV job because she’s not girly enough for primetime, she’s determined to land a big scoop and prove her boss made a mistake. But when she gets too close to a football scandal and finds her life threatened, Charli accepts an offer from family friend Grant Waters to hide out at his place—even if Grant predicts nothing but trouble from his buddy’s hard-headed, uncompromising, irrepressible, younger sister. There’s one more problem…

Grant’s “place” is The Ranch, a BDSM resort in Texas, and he’s used to being in charge —even if that means trying to keep Charli in line. But much to Grant’s surprise, she’s intrigued—even envious—of his trainees. They’re the epitome of what she’s never been: sexy, beguiling, and totally irresistible to a man. Still, Grant doesn’t believe for a minute that the sharp-tongued Charli has it in her to be anyone’s submissive. But Charli’s already on her knees vying for the chance to prove that even the Master can be wrong sometimes.

 

My Thoughts:

I don’t ever remember feeling so much empathy towards a leading man… I wanted to hug Grant tight and tell him it was okay to let go and love again! Through a good portion of the book we are only given glimpses of the past that hurt him so deep he’s felt as if his “soul died with his first love”.  And oh boy, when the whole past is revealed its a tear-jerker!

Charli is a tomboy and raised by a father and brothers who never nurtured her feminine side but loved her and took care of her in the best way they knew how. She is going after her dream of an on-air sports reporting job and she hits nothing but obstacles all along her career path.

These two should not make sense… Charli is too headstrong and stubborn to live in Grant’s “anything but vanilla” world. But once they start to challenge each other you see that things are not always as they seem on the surface. Grant can take his tomboy and help her find her sexy. One of my fave lines: “He’d figured out pretty quickly that Charli didn’t have a femininity problem, she had a confidence problem.”

This is a smoldering, erotic and wonderful story with a little twist of suspense. Roni Loren is at her best in this story and I hung on every word!

Grade A

The Emperor’s Slave by Chera Zade

the emperors slaveTitle: The Emperor’s Slave
Author: Chera Zade
Genre: Historical, Erotic

I’ve done it! I’ve saved the life of the great Emperor Caligula. Imagine me, a lowly servant-girl of just nineteen summers, bringing this mighty man back from the brink of the underworld?

He repays me as only a God-in-Earth can, by inviting me into his chamber. But I am still innocent. I know nothing of the world of sensual pleasure that awaits me behind his gilded doors. All I know is that beyond them lies the most powerful man in the world and his retinue of handsome soldiers, senators, and gladiators, all ready to torture and pleasure my body until I scream for release. Read more

The Collar by Tara Sue Me

the collarTitle: The Collar
Series: The Submissive bk 5, Partners in Play bk 3
Author: Tara Sue Me
Genre: Erotic

Nathaniel and Abby are struggling to navigate the challenging waters of their own relationship, when they get a surprising phone call from their partners in play, Dena and Jeff, who are in need of a helping hand…

Seven years ago, blonde, beautiful lawyer Dena Jenkins was tired of her carefully controlled life. Desperate for something exhilarating to help her escape the pressures of her demanding job and her senator father, she joined a steamy, local BDSM club as a submissive. There she met brooding Dominant, Jeff. The attraction between them was undeniable, and, despite Dena’s doubts, they couldn’t stay away from each other.

Except, as the years have passed, their blazing connection has proven difficult to maintain. Dena and Jeff have a history they’d rather forget, but Dena can’t let go of the past, and Jeff is ready to move across the country to give her space. Now, to save their passion, they’ll have to rediscover what it means to trust each other—and give themselves to each other completely…

Thoughts: I’ve been waiting for this book for what feels like forever. So when it landed in my inbox I dropped everything to read it.

Jeff and Dena have a complicated relationship one that we saw a glimpse of in Seduced by Fire when they did a play session for Julie. Read more

Asking For It by Lilah Pace

asking for itTitle: Asking For It
Series: Asking For It bk 1
Author: Lilah Pace
Genre: Erotic

“This is who I am. This is what I want. Now I need a man dangerous enough to give it to me.”

Graduate student Vivienne Charles is afraid of her own desires—ashamed to admit that she fantasizes about being taken by force, by a man who will claim her completely and without mercy. When the magnetic, mysterious Jonah Marks learns her secret, he makes an offer that stuns her: they will remain near-strangers to each other, and meet in secret so that he can fulfill her fantasy.

Their arrangement is twisted. The sex is incredible. And—despite their attempts to stay apart—soon their emotions are bound together as tightly as the rope around Vivienne’s wrists. But the secrets in their pasts threaten to turn their affair even darker…

Reader Advisory: Asking for It deals explicitly with fantasies of non-consensual sex. Readers sensitive to portrayals of non-consensual sex should be advised.

Thoughts: In all the years I’ve been reviewing I’ve never received a book with a letter from the editor explaining a book. When I was sent the invitation to review this book it came with that letter. Shortly after my Twitter feed blew up as we were all talking about it and whether or not we were going to read it.  Read more

Series Saturday: Brown Siblings by Lauren Dane

Years ago Carly Phillips told me I needed to read Laid Bare it took me a while but once I did I was kicking myself for waiting so long to read it. In the space of one weekend I read the entire series and then read it again. Yes in the space of one week I read this entire series twice it’s that freaking good. With this series Lauren Dane moved to the top of my auto-buy list and has become one of my comfort read authors. Coming Undone book 2 is one of my all time favorite books.

laidbare_400-220x330Unexpected Desire…

It’s been ten years since clean-cut, sexy-as-hell police officer Todd Keenan had a white-hot fling with Erin Brown, the provocative, wild rocker chick next door. Their power exchange in the bedroom got under his skin. But love wasn’t in the cards just yet…

Now, life has thrown the pair back together. But picking up where they left off is tough, in light of a painful event from Erin’s past. As Todd struggles to earn her trust, their relationship takes an unexpected and exciting turn when Todd’s best friend, Ben, ends up in their bed–and all three are quite satisfied in this relationship without a name. As the passion they share transforms Erin, will it be enough to help her face the evil she thought she had left behind?  Read more

The Virgin by Tiffany Reisz

the virginTitle: The Virgin
Series: The Original Sinners: The White Years bk 3
Author: Tiffany Reisz
Genre: Erotic Romance

The controversial story before the story continues in the critically acclaimed and award-winning series The Original Sinners.

For years, Kingsley Edge warned Eleanor the day would come when she, the mistress of a well-respected Catholic priest, would have to run and hide. She always imagined if that day came she’d be running away with Søren. But instead, she’s running from him.

Knowing Søren and Kingsley will their use their influence to bring her back, Eleanor alone, penniless and scared takes refuge at the one place the men in her life cannot follow: the abbey where her mother has taken orders. Behind the cloistered gates of the convent, Eleanor hides from the man she loves and hates in equal measure

She cannot, however, hide from her true nature. When Eleanor befriends a young virginal nun, she faces a startling sexual awakening. But Eleanor can’t stay forever, and the lure of her real life beckons beyond the locked gates. But to follow her fate means to leave Kyrie behind, a sacrifice Eleanor refuses to make

The lure of the forbidden. The temptation to sin. The price of passion has never been higher, and Eleanor will have to pay it if she ever wants to go home again.

Thoughts: Just when you think this series can’t get any better it does. In the Saint we got to see how Nora and Søren got together, and in The King we go to see how Kingsley became Kingsley. In The Virgin we FINALLY get to see what made Nora leave Søren and how Kingsley met Juliette.

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Sunday Snippet: His to Take by Shayla Black

I LOVE this series by Shayla Black…oh who am I kidding I love all of Shayla’s stories. So when I was asked if we wanted to spotlight this series with an exclusive excerpt I said yes.

RED splattered her once-pink shirt. She pressed her lips together to hold in a scream. If she couldn’t stay quiet, something bad would happen.

Terror made her heart thump in her chest, drum in her head. As she looked around the ransacked house, splashes of red marked the walls in nearly every room. She was afraid to look closer. Time to get out. But as she ran down the hall, she slid in more of the red stuff, nearly losing her balance. It lapped at her toes, warm and sludgy. Some scent she didn’t like tinged the air. Her stomach turned, but she kept running.

Finally, she made it to the door and reached for the knob. But her hands were covered in red. Horror assailed her.

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Fifty Shades of Grey Movie

Saturday night Jeananna and I (Heather) saw Fifty Shades of Grey. I’ve been waitng for this movie ever since it was announce for a lot reasons…the most important is because I love Christian Grey. You can find my thoughts on Christian here in my review of the books.

Now for the movie….

Heather: When it was announced that Jaime Dornan would be Christian I have to be honest I knew nothing about him, and had to Google him. This is the first time I’ve seen him act and I have to say that I was really impressed. I thought he nailed the character of Christian Grey perfectly. From his bafflement of his attraction to Ana to the last scene where you could see that he was so broken over what was happening.

What did you think of his portrayal of Christian Jeananna?

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Series Saturday: Market Garden by L.A. Witt & Aleksandr Voinov

This series has come highly recommended to me and while I haven’t read it yet I do have it on my TBR pile. This series is a m/m series and takes place in a brothel. So be warned. As always the buy links for the series will be at the bottom of the post.

For love or money . . .

Welcome to Market Garden, a London club that caters to the better-off. Businessmen and bankers come here to relax and indulge in their every whim and fantasy, and Market Garden offers it all in top-shelf quality: threesomes, voyeuristic pleasures, domination, ropes and camo and leather. Men of every stripe, colour, and nationality deliver these high-end services—everyone has their reasons to sell sex. And it’s the hottest sex in town.

And sometimes, it’s even served with a side of true love.

tristan and jaredTristan and Jared are rentboys at the Market Garden, a London club that caters to the better-off. 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.

After that first amazing—and lucrative—experience together, they find their niche as an exclusive double act. Except Tristan is less and less interested in getting money out of the johns these days. He wants his partner in crime, and he wants the seduction to be real. But is Jared just in this for the pay, or might he actually reciprocate Tristan’s feelings?

This collection includes: – Quid Pro Quo – Take It Off – Payof

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Nothing Between Us by Roni Loren

nothing between usTitle: Nothing Between Us
Series: Loving on the Edge bk 6
Author: Roni Loren
Author: Erotic Romance/Contemporary

Unlike the heroine of her popular thriller series, Georgia Delaune can’t afford to take risks or push sexual boundaries—unless you count spying through her neighbor’s bedroom window, and never missing a single move he makes.

Colby Wilkes is more than willing to put on a show for the alluring woman next door. But his dominant side aches to show her the pleasures of submission up close. As a counselor, Colby is sensitive to Georgia’s fears. As a Dom at The Ranch, a private BDSM retreat, he’s the perfect teacher to unleash her passion.

But just as Georgia lowers her emotional barriers, an unexpected complication arrives: a bad boy musician from Colby’s past who adds fuel to her heated imagination. Now, the lonely author has two gorgeous men eager to fulfill every fantasy she’s ever written—and one she’s never dared to dream.

Thoughts: I’m so enamored of this series I have no words. When it comes to writing freaking hot heroes, heroines who know their own mind and lots of yummy hot sex Roni Loren is at the top of the list.

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