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

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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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The King by Tiffany Reisz

the kingTitle: The King

Series: The Original Sinners bk 6

Author: Tiffany Reisz

Genre: Erotic Romance

Cunning. Sex. Pure nerve. Only this unholy threesome can raise him to his rightful place as a rule of Manhattan’s king kingdom.

Bouncing from bed to bed on the Upper East Side, Kingsley Edge is brilliant, beautiful and utterly debauched. No carnal act of chemical compound can relieve his self-destructive heartache—only Søren, the one person he loves without limit or regret. A man he can never have, but in whose hands Kingsley is reborn to attain even greater heights of sin.

Kingsley’s plan to open the ultimate BDSM club—a dungeon playground for New York’s A-list—becomes his obsession. His expertise in domination can’t subdue the one man who wants to stop him. The enigmatic Reverend Fuller won’t rest until King’s dream is destroyed, and so the battle lines are set; it’s one man’s sacred mission against another’s.

Thoughts: I’m so completely in love with this series I can’t even express it. I can’t believe I resisted reading it for as long as I did. Søren is one of the absolute best heroes being written today. I honestly didn’t think I could love Kingsley as much as I did Søren, but I was wrong.

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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+

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

The Siren by Tiffany Reisz

9780778313533_smp.inddTitle: The Siren

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

Sunday Snippet: Linger by Lauren Jameson

If you’ve never read a Lauren Jameson/Lauren Hawkeye book you have missed out on some amazing reads. In her latest erotic romance Lauren shifts the balance and gives an Alpha Male who’s a submissive in the bedroom. Now this normally isn’t my cup of tea, but it’s Lauren so I’m reading it, and so should you because it’s freaking awesome. So here’s a snippet from the book. 

Scarlett perched on a barstool inside In Vino Veritas, sipping at the glass of buttery chardonnay that Luca had gifted her.

After the encounter outside, she had been unable to stop herself from searching for the handsome stranger once she was inside. A few male submissives had tried to catch her eye, but she found herself strangely uninterested.

“Look at me.” Scarlett whispered. She’d been watching the man for a good five minutes, but he hadn’t yet looked her way. He hadn’t looked anyone’s way, actually, seeming focused on his drink.

As if he’d heard her speak, though, he turned and met her stare. Scarlett’s fingers clutched on her wine glass briefly before relaxing, and butterflies began to do a wild dance of excitement in her belly.

He reminded her of a tethered animal, restrained but only just. A heavy rock settled on top of the butterflies in her gut when she realized that the chances of this man being her type—being sexually submissive—were slim indeed.

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Sunday Snippet: Undercover by Lauren Dane + giveaway

One of my favorite authors is Lauren Dane. When I discovered her she had a very long back list and I was determined to read it all. I’ve gone from series to series buying and reading her amazing stories. Her Federation/Phantom Corps is one of my favorites of hers. So I’m super excited to share a snippet from the first book in the series Undercover. Lauren is also sponsoring a giveaway of this book, just tell us what it is about Lauren’s books that you love.

Showtime, Sera. Sliding her palms down the silk of the dress, she walked into the main room, waiting for them to notice. It didn’t take long.

Brandt turned to her, lips slightly parted in surprise. “Where’s my drink, darling?” she purred, wearing a sexy smile.

His smile in return was enough to make her stomach flutter. “Don’t you look lovely.” He approached her with predator-like grace. Stopping just shy of touching her, he reached out, his hand cupping the back of her neck and pulled her to his body. She let herself fall into him, the cushion of soft to hard. Lush lips passed over her own gently, just a brush, before letting her go.

“Do you still enjoy ale, Sera?” Ash interrupted, voice brusque.

Shaking off the spell of Brandt’s touch, she turned and nodded as she took the tall glass Ash handed her. She took a few deep swallows to try and get past that kiss.

“Nicely done, Sera. That’s a beautiful color on you,” Brandt murmured, his hand sliding around her waist, cupping her hip possessively. Read more

Taking It All by Maya Banks

taking it allTitle: Taking It All

Series: Surrender bk 3

Author: Maya Banks

Genre: Erotic Romance

Chessy and Tate have been married for several years. In the beginning, their relationship was everything she wanted. Passionate. All consuming. She offered her submission freely and Tate cherished her gift with a tenderness that made her feel safe. Content. Wanted. And loved beyond all measure. But as the years have gone by, Tate has become more immersed in making his business the success it has become, and Chessy has taken a back seat to his business obligations. Growing unhappier with the status of their once blissful marriage, Chessy knows that something has to give. Or they stand to lose it all

Tate loves his wife. Has always loved her. Providing for her has always been his number one priority. But lately she’s seemed unhappy, and he’s worried. Worried enough that he arranges for a night together that he hopes will reignite the fire that once burned like an inferno between them.

But a business call at the wrong time threatens everything. Chessy’s safety, his concentration, his wife’s faith in him as her husband, a man sworn to love and protect her above all else. Gutted with the realization that he’s going to lose her—has already lost her—he readies for the fight of his life. Whatever it takes, he’ll get her back. And prove to her that nothing is more important than her love. And that if she’ll allow him to prove himself one more time, he’ll take it all. Everything. But he’ll give far more back. Himself. His undying love. Read more

Series Saturday: Wicked Play by Lynda Aicher

Today’s series Saturday spotlight is a new to me author but one I’ve been assured is fantastic. In fact after meeting her this past week-end at RomCon I’ve moved up on my TBR list. 

bonds of trustAfter ending her passionless marriage, Cali Reynolds is eager to live out her forbidden fantasies. Her first step is attending new members’ night at The Den, the most exclusive sex club in town. Perhaps here she can find a man who understands her desire to be dominated…

At first, Jake McCallister thinks Cali has come to his club for the wrong reasons. But when he discovers she is seeking fulfillment after years of denial, he’s intrigued—and takes it upon himself to initiate her into the pleasures she’s been missing.

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