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?

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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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Beyond Solitude by Kit Rocha

beyond solitudeTitle: Beyond Solitude

Series: Beyond bk  4.5

Author: Kit Rocha

Genre: Erotic, Dystopia

When a motorcycle accident leaves Derek Ford riding a desk at the O’Kane compound, the last thing he needs is a sexy new assistant upending his office and his life. But Mia isn’t scared of her domineering boss. The friction between them generates an undeniable heat—but Mia will not be kept, and Ford will do anything to protect what’s his. 

A few notes:

Unlike Beyond Temptation, this story stands separate from the main series plotline, with a tight focus on the hero and heroine as they travel through some parts of the Sectors we don’t usually get to show

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Sunday Snippet: S.E.C.R.E.T Revealed by L. Marie Adeline

sunday snippet One of the best parts of this job (who am I kidding this isn’t a job it’s fun) is to share with everyone new to us authors and books. When I was asked to review a new series by an author I’d never heard of I went sure, the book sounds intriguing. And it was. Then came book two in the series and I was all over that like a book-a-holic in bookstore the size of Macy’s on Fifth Avenue. By the time I finished the second book I was happy, excited, furious, and anxious. How in the world was Adeline going to tie up this series. Would Cassi and Will get their HEA and what about Solange? In Revealed all of those questions are answered. I have to admit things didn’t play out as I thought they would, but exactly how they needed to for Cassi, Will and Solange. This is one series that needs to be read all at once. And it’s one that I think all women should read. Whether you like romance or not. This snippet comes from Solange’s pov. 

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Friday Giveaway: The Professional by Kresley Cole

I have a Friday treat for everyone. We’ve been given THREE SIGNED COPIES of The Professional by Kresley Cole. If you haven’t read this erotic story you are missing out on one hot very protective Russian. How do you win one of these copies? It’s simple. Tell us who you’re favorite Alpha Romance Hero is. No Beta’s. We WANT ALPHA HEROES!!


The Professional (Game Maker, #1)

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Letting Go By Maya Banks

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Title: Letting Go

Series: Surrender Trilogy #1

Author: Maya Banks

Genre: Erotica

Josslyn found perfection once, and she knows she’ll never find it again. Now widowed, she seeks the one thing her beloved husband couldn’t give her. Dominance. Lonely and searching for an outlet for her grief and wanting only a brief taste of the perfection she once enjoyed, she seeks what she’s looking for at an exclusive club that caters to people indulging in their most hedonistic fantasies. She never imagined that what she’d find is the one man who’s long been a source of comfort—and secret longing. Her husband’s best friend. Dash has lived in an untenable position for years. In love with his best friend’s wife and unwilling to act on that attraction. He’d never betray his best friend. And so he’s waited in the wings, offering Joss unconditional support and comfort as she works past her grief, hoping for the day when he can offer her more. When he finds her in a club devoted to the darker edges of desire, he’s furious because he thinks she has no idea what she’s getting herself into. Until she explains in detail what it is she wants. What she needs. As realization sets in, he is gripped by fierce, unwavering determination. If she wants dominance, he is the only man who will introduce her to that world. He is the only man who will touch her, cherish her…love her. And the only man she’ll ever submit to..

 

Josslyn has been widowed for three years. She has grieved the loss of her beloved husband, but the time has come to move on, she is lonely and ready. She makes the decision to explore the one thing her husband was unable to give her. She has fantasized about being dominated and seeks this at an exclusive club known as the House. When Dash, her husband’s best friend discovers her at the House, he is furious and whisks her away. He has secretly loved his best friend’s wife, and vowed to take care of her but seeing her be submissive with another man unravels him. When Josslyn shares with him her darkest desires the tale that unfolds is powerful, sweet, intense and, unlike anything either of them have ever known.

Josslyn is a strong character who knows what she wants, Honest to a fault and pulls no punches. Josslyn was so in love with Carson she was able to suppress her need to be dominated husband but now she is ready to fulfill her desires  and I respected that. Dash is definitely swoon-worthy, and their chemistry was good. The friends to lovers’ stories are always a good one and when you add in dominance and submission it can get downright HOT. Maya did an excellent job of exploring their sexual desires, and I liked the balance she gave us between tender love making and heated edgier exploration. The world of Dominance thoroughly explored. We meet a cast of secondary characters that were interesting and supportive.

Letting Go was a novel that I devoured. The romance progressed quickly with a few twists towards our HEA. The tale had a nice flow to it. I love all of Maya’s books.

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Unwound by Lorelei James

A1+qKJ+ioTL._SL1500_Title:  Unwound

Series:  The Mastered Series Book #2

Author:  Lorelei James

Genre:  Erotic

BlurbWhen sensei Ronin Black first encounters Amery Hardwick, the fire in her eyes ignites a sexual spark a thousand times better than the primal rush he used to get from mixed martial arts matches. She accepts his darker edges and admits to him that her desires aren’t as wholesome as he believed. And before long Ronin is grappling with emotions he’s never felt before….Yet despite demanding Amery bare her body and soul to him, Ronin holds a part of himself back. When she learns Ronin’s secret and walks out, his life begins to unravel. To regain her trust he must let go of his pride and prove to her that it’s more than passion binding them together.

Thoughts:  After having absolutely fell in love with Bound, the first book in this series – and having it end on such a cliffhanger – I could not wait to read this one!!  I definitely recommend reading it before you start this one – not just because of the background and insight you really get to the story and the characters, but because you simply shouldn’t miss it!  It was that good!  But this one does pick up where the other leaves off, so I think it’s really crucial to read it.  As for this book, in some ways it met my expectations – after all, how could it be anything other than good after the last one?  In some ways however it exceeded those expectations- and in others it was a little disappointing.  That’s not say it wasn’t any good – quite the opposite!

This one had a little less build up when it comes to the relationship between Ronin and Amery, but we also get to experience a bit more of Ronin emotionally than we were exposed to in the first one.  I was a bit disappointed though, simply because in some ways Amery’s character suffered a little bit.  To me – if I took it out of context without the background of the first book – she can come across as a little bit of a nag.  I loved, loved, LOVED this characters, and it was kind of sad getting that vibe from her, but thinking back to her character in the first book helped – it just made me really wonder if that was the way Ronin felt sometimes.    That was really my only fault with the book, and that could be simply a matter of perspective.  Regardless, I didn’t enjoy this one quite as much as the first – but only slightly.

No matter what though, this series gives you a whole new perspective on bondage.  It’s fresh, original, scorchingly hot, and passionately emotional.  The whole series is awesome, and I definitely recommend both of these books!  Even if you are a frequent reader of erotica, you’ve never read anything like this!

Rate:  A-

Sunday Snippet: Theirs to Cherish by Shayla Black

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Today’s snippet comes from the latest book in Shayla Blacks Wicked Lover’s series. If you’ve read the other books in this series then you have been just as anxious for this book as we have. Be warned this scene is for mature audiences only. So if you are under 18 I’m putting you on the honor system to not read this snippet. 

Sean reached for a blanket in a nearby stash, wrapped it around her, then pulled her into his lap. “Don’t beat yourself up. Yes, I wanted more. But tomorrow will come.”

Not for them, it wouldn’t.

“I could share myself more readily if you shared with me,” she ventured. At least it sounded like a good excuse.

Settling back on the bench with a raised brow, he drew her against his chest. “Is that so?”

“What we have feels so . . . one sided. I don’t know anything about you.”

He drew in a sharp breath. “I was raised by my grandparents in Scotland. My father served in the military in far-flung parts of the world. My mother preferred London to parenting. I attended local schools, finished university, learned how to hold my own in a fight and drink a few pints without getting too pissed. I work in project management.”

Callie gathered up her courage. “Are you married? Taken?”

Sean let loose a hearty laugh. “Has that been worrying you all this time? No, lovely. I was engaged about a decade ago, but I was already married to my job by then. We ended things amicably. I’ve been alone since. And my life was empty as hell without you.”

That shouldn’t get to her. He shouldn’t. But damn, he did. She might as well be honest about this, too. “I didn’t know how much my life was missing until you walked into it. I need more of you.”

If they had nothing beyond tonight, she wanted him in every way he would give himself tonight.

Scrambling off his lap and between his feet on the concrete floor, Callie braced her hands on his knees and glanced at his cock. Then she blinked up at him, pouring her desperation into this one entreaty. “Please . . .”

 

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SEAN stared down at Callie, his breath trapped in his chest, his cock about to explode. Her blue eyes, framed in thick black lashes and silently pleading, pierced his chest. Hell, they dug into his heart. He had to hold his fucking head together. But he wanted her more than he thought possible. More than he had words to express.

Of all the damn women to fall for . . .

Normally, he’d remind her that he was the Dom, and she shouldn’t wheedle for the terms she wanted. He knew a pretty piece of manipulation when he heard one. But Callie wasn’t herself tonight. Her breakthrough actually worried him. On the one hand, he’d finally peeled away layers of armor to reveal the soft woman beneath her bratty attitude. On the other hand, everything about her—especially that haunted look in her eyes—reeked of desperation. Of good-bye.

His gut twisted. Had something spooked her? Or someone, like him? There were a lot of reasons that letting her go wasn’t an option. If he had to rearrange his priorities, so be it. But no matter what, he must keep Callie beside him.

“Lovely . . .” He didn’t know what to say. His throat felt tight. His breath thickened as her fingers dug into his thighs.

She didn’t reply, just silently beseeched him with those sad eyes. How much unhappiness had she known to be so walled off from everyone? Right now, Sean could only imagine, but he wanted to know. And he wanted to heal her.

If he put her off now, she’d only bolt sooner. As it was, he suspected that she planned to be gone when he came back for her tomorrow. But if he gave in to her tonight . . . That was the wild card.

He’d ask her if she planned to flee, but she would only deny it. He knew Callie so well in some ways, yet she remained the most intriguing mystery in others.

Sean swallowed his doubts down. Fuck it. If he had this one chance to keep her, he was going to take it and deal with the metric shit ton of consequences later.

“Never mind.” She began to scramble to her feet, the unmistakable hurt on her delicate face wrenching.

He braced a hand on her shoulder and pushed down gently. “Stay. I haven’t said no.”

Her gaze skittered away. “But you didn’t say yes. I haven’t earned it.”

“That’s not true. You gave me a great deal of effort tonight. You fought through fears and surrendered a part of yourself to me. I appreciate how hard that was for you.”

Holding his breath, he reached for the snap of his trousers. He was crossing a dangerous line, but he silenced the concerns screaming inside him and focused on Callie. On growing his bond with her and giving her what she needed. Right now, he suspected she ached to feel wanted.

His zipper went down in a nearly silent hiss. Her gaze fell between his legs as he reached in to shove cotton out of his way and take his cock in hand. Fucking hell, he couldn’t remember the last time he’d been this hard or desired a woman so much. Something about Callie had tugged at him from day one. Sean wished he could say it was the sheer challenge of conquering her. He’d always liked using his wits or brawn to overcome obstacles. Who didn’t like winning?

But Callie had become far more than a conquest.

Slowly stroking his erection, blood rushed south to engorge him even more as her wide gaze fell on him, imploring. He tingled just from her longing stare.

“Do you want to touch me, lovely?”

She tore her gaze away and zeroed in on his face, then she nodded. God, this could make everything go sideways—fast. Any time he resisted Callie, it was something of a miracle. He should have known his willpower wouldn’t last.

Slowly, he eased his hand away. Within moments, she wrapped her own around his length, and he sucked in a hissing breath at the contact. Her skin was so warm, her touch soft yet deft. It was a tease. Seeing her silken fingers on him, her stare taking him in . . . Fuck, it was beyond heady. Nearly seven months without a woman, and he was so ready to blow. But he had a deep suspicion that if any other perched between his feet, he wouldn’t be half so moved.

With her elbow braced on his thigh, Callie glided her fingers up and down his cock, that gaze of hers boiling his balls. But it was the yearning wonder on her face that truly seared him.

On her knees now, she leaned in. She didn’t ask first, just opened her mouth to him…

theirs to cherish The perfect place for a woman on the run to disappear…

Accused of a horrific murder she didn’t commit, former heiress Callie Ward has been a fugitive since she was sixteen—until she found the perfect hideout, Club Dominion. The only problem is she’s fallen for the club’s Master, Mitchell Thorpe, who keeps her at arm’s length. Little does she know that his reasons for not getting involved have everything to do with his wounded heart…and his consuming desire for her.

To live out her wildest fantasies…

Enter Sean Kirkpatrick, a Dom who’s recently come to Dominion and taken a pointed interest in Callie. Hoping to make Thorpe jealous, she submits to Sean one shuddering sigh at a time. It isn’t long before she realizes she’s falling for him too. But the tender lover who’s slowly seducing her body and earning her trust isn’t who he claims…

And to fall in love.

When emotions collide and truths are exposed, Sean is willing to risk all to keep Callie from slipping through his fingers. But he’s not the only man looking to stake a claim. Now Callie is torn between Sean and Thorpe, and though she’s unsure whom she can trust, she’ll have to surrender her body and soul to both—if she wants to elude a killer.