Saturday, August 24, 2013

Erotica Book Review: Bonds of Need

Book Title: Bonds of Need (Wicked Play 2)
Author: Lynda Archer |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Erotica Romance
Series/Standalone: Series Book 2
Format: ebook
Cost: $3.03
Pages: 384
How I got it: NetGalley
Purchase:Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Publisher
Shelfablilty: Must Read
Season: All Year
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When Kendra Morgan attends a party at an exclusive sex club, she's not driven by mere curiosity. Hoping to prove she's put the past behind her, Kendra must instead face up to needs she's denied for too long. Despite her lingering fears, she can't resist the temptation to play... Deklan Winters has had his eye on his attractive neighbor for months, but only senses Kendra is no stranger to the BDSM scene when she walks into his club. And he can tell that's not her only secret. What surprises him is his own overwhelming desire to give her what she craves--and to show her a side to the Dom/sub relationship she's never known. With Deklan's guidance, Kendra begins to accept her forbidden needs and to recognize the fine line between pleasure and pain. But when her former Master returns to reclaim her, it will take all her courage--and all of Deklan's love--to defy her past.

...soooooo when does Seth's book come out??

Master Deklan and his army buddies started their own business as a way to have a place where they could go.  A dungeon for people like them and they ended becoming pretty darn successful at it.  Deklan's friend has met his perfect sub and she brings along a few friends to an open night event, there is where the story really starts.  I mean it started when we met Kendra & she starts talking herself into going to the event, but the meat of the story comes along at the dungeon and boy does it get hot.  As soon as he meets & knows what he wants and I'm so excited to see how Kendra reacts.

Solid characters, good plot, with depth and good views of how BDSM is different for those who participate.  Eric is a douche & clearly an example of how beautiful devils are because had she seen the ugly inside I highly doubt she would have let him near her.  He's an ass and boy is karma coming for him.  (despite Deklan's input he's still going to get some serious payback).

I loved and felt for Kendra, she was beyond brave to fight back and like so many victims didn't see the snare until too late. I'm glad she fought for herself to find out if it was truly for her or not and I'm glad she began letting others in and letting his hold on her slip even further.  Deklan also had his own demons he was battling and meeting Kendra was a catalyst for him to finally confront them and either accept them or move on.  His were pretty powerful too even if there was no one person to whom he had to confront.

Kendra and Deklan made an amazing couple, although in the switch scene with him I was a little uncomfortable with her losing control like that even if Deklan never used his safe word.  It was still the turning point for they both needed.

I want to know what's the deal with Seth, what's going on with him?? Yeah, I'm going to read the other books as soon as I can get my hands on them.

Solid book, steamy scenes, well worth the read. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.  I'm going to go get the third book right now.
Happy Reading my loves, now excuse me while I go stalking the author's website.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Book Review: Breathe You In

Book Title: Breathe You In
Author:  Lily Harlem |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Amazon For Kindle
Genre: Erotic Romance
Series/Standalone: Standalone
Format: ebook
Cost: $2.99
Pages: 205
How I got it: Author 
Purchase: Amazon |
Shelfablilty: Must Read
Season: All Year
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Sometimes you don’t realize how special a moment is until it’s a memory. When he held me in his arms I saw a handsome, vibrant man with desire in his eyes and love in his heart. But Ruben Strong was more than that; he was a way out of my darkness, a glimmer of light peeking through my shroud—he was a piece of what I no longer had. What he didn’t know, but I did, was that he’d been waiting for me. It had taken me time and courage to go looking for him, but if I hadn’t done what I’d done on my bleakest day, he wouldn’t have been there for me to find. My tumbling decisions led to a meeting that tipped everything I thought I knew about myself upside down. Lying warm and naked in his bed, my old memories became new ones and our souls talked to each other in a way only we could understand. And our bodies, once we were brave enough to hum a quiet tune, quickly produced a beautifully sexy song that threw open the doors to love and laughter in my life once more. Reader advisory – Breathe You In is a romance with themes of love, loss and hope and contains several explicit sex scenes

I loved this story. Granted she started off kinda crazy and I was worried she was going to be like home~girl from the last book "Anything For Him"but unlike that girl; she evened out and the crazy dropped away.

 Granted what she didn't wasn't kosher, by any means at all; but I totally understand why she did it.  Grief can lead people to do strange things, and there are some serious moments within the book that make you wonder if perhaps that is why they don't share donor information with the families unless the receiptant wants to meet them.  There are some good points brought up by this story that I really enjoyed reading.

The love story that forms is hot and the couple was so beautiful.  At least  this lie didn't last for an eternity and it actually brought them closer.  I liked that Ruben was a strong character even though the story was told from Katie's point of view.  His reaction to her truth was amazing and raw and real. I loved it and the way her friends were there for her and were genuinely happy that she was moving on.  I truly loved Katie's character as she developed and wanted to be more than just a widow, she wanted to be more and she went for it.

Good story it flowed well & handled the topic of grief and loss so well. Truly enjoyed it & highly recommend it to those who love a good romance and an even better erotica.

I so want to thank Lily Harlem for allowing me to read her story this was amazing.
Happy Reading

Monday, August 19, 2013

Bout Of Books 8.0

Bout of Books
Hello my loves, long time no blog no?

Well Here I am coming back to you, I'm on vacation for the next few days, my laptop is still broken so I'm using alternative computers until it's returned to me.  In the meantime I wish to clean up my book~lists a bit so I'm joining in on the Bout of Books 8.0 challenge running from Monday August 19 to August 25th. Check out their blog  Bout of Books for a list of fun challenges, twitter chats, and more information.

Here's my list of books to clean up this week. I'm desperately behind on reading this week so here's hoping I can make a dent in these.
  1. Amity & Sorrow by Peggy Riley
  2. Beyond Eden by Kele Moon
  3. The Greatcoat by Helen Dunmore
  4. Yoga Birth Method by Dorothy Guerra
  5. Heart Beat by Elizabeth Scott
If I get through those then my bonus list is here:
  1. The Night is Alive by Heather Graham
  2. The Wanderer by Robyn Carr
Well that's it for me. Are you participating?? Share your link and your lists with me in the comment section. Good Luck to everyone

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Book Review: Blood Of The Sorceress ( The Portal 3) by Maggie Shayne

Book Title: Blood of The Sorceress (Portals Book 3)
Author:  Maggie Shayne |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series/Standalone: Series Book 3
Format: ebook, Mass Market Paperback
Cost: $6.15, $7.19
Pages: 352
How I got it: NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Publisher
Shelfablilty: Must Have
Season: Fall/ Halloween
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As an ancient king’s favorite harem slave, Lilia committed the worst of all possible crimes: loving another man. When the king discovered her treason, her lover was sentenced to lose his soul and linger in eternal imprisonment, and Lilia herself was executed alongside her sisters. While they reincarnated through countless lifetimes, she lingered alone between worlds for thousands of years, waiting for the moment to rescue her beloved Demetrius. Now that moment has come. Demetrius has broken free, but without his soul and in the thrall of the same high priest who betrayed them so long ago; he has become an icy, uncaring cad, devoting himself solely to pleasure and power. Somehow Lilia must convince him to reclaim his humanity, to abandon the enemy tempting him to give in to his selfish desires–or her life will be lost alongside his, both of them condemned to eternal damnation, eternal isolation, their love lost one final and irrevocable time.

I'm totally in love with this series, these books are just amazing.  I can't wait to hear more from the sisters again. I really enjoyed reading this book, and having the whole story come together. I laughed with the characters and could totally understand why the rest of the family wasn't on his side at first, I mean just the history there is almost too much to make trusting him easy. Even with that history they were willing to back their sister while keeping a keen eye on Demetrius. As I was reading I kept trying to guess who Gus was then a couple of things happened that let me know who he was way before the reveal.

The second sisters' story I missed but I can't wait to complete it..  I mean I know what happenes in the overall story but the specifics of her tale are still a mystery and I can't wait to unravel it  Lena sounds like an amazing woman.

This book is well written, the magic, the love it's all well done and believable, I mean it is written by Maggie so yeah, of course it's good. I truly loved how Maggie shared so much good information about witchcraftt and she makes thier rituals so beautiful.  I did however have two minor issues with the book

1)the main character states that she's willing to give him back his soul even if it means letting him go, then promptly puts a spell on him when he makes a move to throw her out. No madam that's not playing fair is it?? And I thought this was about choice??

2) the mention of 3500 years, 35 centuries over and over again. We get it you waited a long damn time for the right conditions. We get that you loved him even past death and beyond, but umm is this going to come up every time y'all fight??  But then she makes the statement that there is no obligation for him to return your love Yeah no pressure AT ALL

Holy Crap that man was Goddess blessed awful. How does one call themselves a holy man but advocate so much pain and suffering? Not just once either, sir have you learnt nothing in the past few centuries?? I hope Father Don rots in a hell of his own making.

I really enjoyed the series and meeting Amarrah again was good.  I just feel so overwhelmed bu the love expressed in the story. I was drawn into the story and I have loved it since reading,  I'm purchasing all of them for my shelves soon. I highly recommend, especially now heading into fall, it's a perfect Halloween Read.
 ★★★★ 1/2☆
Happy Reading my loves

Friday, August 9, 2013

Book Review: Wilde Nights in Paradise ( A Wilde Security Novel)

Book Title: Wilde Nights In Paradise
Author: Tonya Burrows |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Genre: Romance/ Erotica
Seies/Standalone: Series Book 1
Format: ebook
Cost: $ 2.99
Pages: 250
How I got it: Publisher
Purchase:Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Publisher
Shelfablilty: Burn Rubber: Must Have
Season: All Year
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He’ll guard her body all night long. Former Marine Jude Wilde’s motto has always been “burn bridges and never look back,” so nobody is more surprised when Wilde Security is hired to protect assistant district attorney Libby Pruitt, the woman he loved and left. Although she makes it clear she wants nothing to do with Jude, they’re forced to fake a relationship for her safety. He can’t ignore the heat still simmering between them, and when her stalker’s threats escalate to attempted murder, he’s left with no choice but to whisk her away to a friend’s safe house in Key West, FL. Cooped up in paradise together, Jude begins to chip away at Libby’s resolve to hate him. But even as she gives in to his proximity and her body’s demands for his, she refuses to fall for his charms again. Maybe a torrid affair in the sun is exactly what she needs to get him out of her system. But when her stalker tracks them down, can they escape the steamy Key West night without anyone getting hurt?

This has to be one of the best books I have read so far this year in this genre. I mean I laughed so hard that when I was trying to smother my laugh in my pillow I fell off the bed. I stayed up way too late to finish this because it was just so good.  I loved the characters right from the get go.  Jude has to be one of my now all time favorite male characters.  He was raw, real and so deep in pain but doing the best he could to hide it.  Every time he took a hit so did I. I was just so connected to them and wanted so much for them to work it out and really make it work.

The story has so  many seriously funny spots, some heartbreaking tear jerker moments  and some seriously steamy knock you back and make you pant moments.  I wasn't even far along in the story when I started stalking the author's webpage to find out when the other brothers were getting their stories.  I need more, like more Reece, Seth, Van, Vaughn & of course more Greer, sweet baby jeezus I need more of the Wilde Brothers like ASAP.

I truly enjoyed the story, their past history made their new relationship both harder and easier, they really had so much to work through and her dad certainly didn't help matters either.  As for her stalker, Sir I'm going to need you to take a stadium full of seats, like all the seats, crazy looks good on NO ONE.

I really loved it and recommend it to everyone who is a fan of the genre and those that are not sure they will like the genre, this is a good read!!!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Monthly Reading List: August 2013

So these are the books from my TBR Jar. I;m trying to clear off the shelves and these are the books I ran out of time before I could read.

Left Over July Reads to be Completed:
  • The Greatcoat ~ Helen Dunmore
  • The Dovekeepers ~ Alice Hoffman
  • Big Jack ~ JD Robb
  • Intangible ~ J Meyers
  • Wicked Beat ~ Olivia Cunning
  • Amity and Sorrow
  • Night Falls Like Silk ~ ebook
  • The Handmaid's Tale ~ Margaret Atwood
  • The Wanderer ~ Robyn Carr
  • Magic's Daughter ~
  • The Newcomer ~ Robyn Carr
  • Beyond Eden ~ Kele Moon
  • The Sweet Dead Life ~ 
  • Iron Fey Series:
    Iron Daughter
    Iron Queen
    Iron Knight
    Lost Prince
    Iron Legacy
Pulled Just For August
  • Throne of Glass
  • Crown of Midnight
  • Unwind
  • Unwholly
  • Sisterland
  • The pleasure of your kiss
  • Magisterium
  • Beautiful Disaster
  • The Scoop on Breasts
  • How to Date a Dragon
  • Lord of Secrets
  • Will in Scarlet
  • A Corner of White
  • Keeper of the Moon
  • Highlander Most Wanted
  • Burn
  • Magickal Retreat
  • Trouble with highlander
  • Enslaved
  • A Thousand Pardons
I know I'm not going to complete all of these, but these are the ones I need to read from this month. What's on your list?? Share down below and I'll come by and see.
Happy Reading