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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Guest Post/Giveaway: The Harder He Falls by Sidney Bristol

The Harder He Falls
Sidney Bristol

A woman who doesn’t have time for love…

A hot night full of hotel-destroying sex was all Kellie wanted from her client-turned-sex god. Between family and work, there isn’t room for love, just hot, sweaty lust. An arrangement for mutual gratification is exactly what Kellie wants, but every kiss, each mind-blowing orgasm twines her heart around a man she cannot have.

A man building a new life…

Quinton’s assumptions about the So Inked shop owner are turned on their head after one session under her tattoo machine. Kellie’s not the vandal he’s looking for, but she’s the woman he wants. In his bed, on the desk or under the stars, he’ll take her any way he can get her. But Quin has secrets and someone is out to destroy him. Someone who has their sights set on Kellie now.

Cover Reveal/Giveaway: I Am Forever by Wynne Channing

I Am Forever - lo-res

The prophecy said a girl would kill them all. Against an army of vampires, Axelia fought back and survived. Once fated as the destroyer of the vampire race, she is now welcomed into the immortal empire and revered as a god. But she is not safe. The empire is rife with danger and deceit — and Axelia and her companion, Lucas, are caught in the middle of a bloody war. With everyone's lives at stake, Axelia must battle to protect those she loves.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Excerpt/Giveaway: Shayla's Story by Beverly Preston

Shayla's Story
Beverly Preston

People come into your life for a Reason, a Season or a Lifetime ~
A Reason…
Questioning her relationship with a man who worships politics more than her, Shayla Clemmins escapes reality for the seductive sunsets of Greece. There she finds exactly what she didn’t know was missing from her life, but fears she’ll lose him to her past.
A Season...
John Mathews works hard and plays even harder. When he finds a new passion in the sensual warmth of Greece, he discovers that one lust-filled weekend of romance is just not enough.
A Lifetime...
With Shayla’s past catching up to her and an anonymous threat to her future, can she and John make a lifetime together?

Hey everyone!  Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you enjoy the excerpt, and be sure to enter the giveaway!

Cover Reveal: Yours, For Now by Siren Allen

The question: "Would you like to try BDSM with me?"

Elizabeth Kemp never thought she'd ask friend and colleague, Preston Lancaster to be her submissive. Even more surprising, he agrees – on one condition: she has to return the favor. Her two weeks as his Domme end with a dramatic climax she wasn't prepared for – she's hopelessly in love and terrified he'll break her heart.

Dr. Preston Lancaster has been in love with Elizabeth since the day they met. His two weeks with her are more than he ever imagined, but when the tables are turned, she refuses to make good on her promise to reciprocate. Preston isn't giving up without a fight, but he's not fighting for two weeks of dominance anymore.
He's fighting for forever.

Can Preston convince Elizabeth that her heart is safe with him – or will two weeks be all he has?

Monday, July 29, 2013

Review: Awkward Holidays by Kallysten

Title: Awkward Holidays
Series: Ward of the Vampire, Book 3
Author: Kallysten
Published: July 2013
Format: Ebook received for review

Trapped in the Ward mansion with a reluctant and standoffish host – a vampire she should be afraid of but can’t help being attracted to – Angelina is preparing herself for grim, lonely holidays.

When her parents unexpectedly decide to visit, the situation, far from improving, only grows more complicated. They look forward to visiting New York with her, but how can she explain that she’s unable to leave the mansion? For that matter, what will they say when they realize she lives with a millionaire?

A hastily concocted excuse smoothes things over, but now Angelina finds herself having to work closely with Morgan Ward. It wouldn’t be so bad if Morgan was as pleasant to her as he is to her parents, but his mercurial moods leave her confused and frustrated. It doesn’t help that he seems no closer to finding a way for her to leave his house.

The New Year brings change with a startling kiss and an even more surprising guest… or is it more of the same?

Ok, here we are – third installment in the Ward of The Vampire series. Kallysten – you are positively killing me!! As much as the excitement of waiting for the next edition to appear is, it’s also just killing me to make me wait!

Quote-Tastic - In Flames (Jessica Jayne)

I'm a little late with today's post - but better late than never! I've been moving this week, and my reading has fallen behind - which left me without many quotes to choose from! But last night I started reading In Flames by Jessica Jayne, and I'm burning through it like nothing.  Fabulous story with all kinds of conflicting emotions, and lots of HOT sex.  I mean HOT.  Whew!  Good thing the hero is a firefighter, cause I'm gonna need to be hosed off!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Review: White Trash Beautiful by Teresa Mummert

Title: White Trash Beautiful
Series: White Trash Trilogy, Book 1
Author: Teresa Mummert
Published:  July 2013
Format: Galley

Cass Daniels isn’t waiting for her knight in shining armor. She knows that girls like her don’t get a happily ever after. Not if you live in a trailer with your mom, work at a greasy spoon diner, and get leered at by old men. Maybe that’s why she puts up with Jackson—her poor excuse for a boyfriend, who treats her like dirt. Cass has learned to accept her lot in life. That is, until he walks into her diner. . . .

His name is Tucker White, and he’s different from any man Cass has ever known. Tall, tattooed, and bad-ass gorgeous, he’s the lead singer of the rock band Damaged. From the moment they meet, Tucker sees something in Cass he just can’t shake. Something beautiful. Something haunted. Something special. And he’s determined to find out what it is—if only he can get her to open up and let him in. . . .

I picked up White Trash Beautiful as a galley, and I am so glad I did! I don’t know if this was one of my very favorite reads, but it certainly was a great read!  I found it to be an emotional story full of hope, love, fear, and despair.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Cover Reveal: The Only One by Magan Vernon

Honor student, manager at the campus coffee shop, owner of an impressive sweater collection – Melanie Wilder has it all together. Then John “John Boy” Walden strolls into her life wearing nothing more than an impish grin and all-too-revealing loin cloth.

Soon, make-out sessions replace homework, lust triumphs over work. And to further crumble her perfect world, an unexpected phone call threatens to take away everything she’s worked for.

Now, as Melanie struggles to pick up the pieces, she realizes that John may be the only one to put her life back together…unless he shatters it first.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Review: On Display by Cassandra Carr

Title: On Display
Series: No
Author: Cassandra Carr
Published: July 2013, Ellora's Cave
Format: Ebook received for review

Hunter wants Olivia, and the feeling is mutual. She decides to take her secret attraction public and show up at the club where he’s bouncing, ready to lay everything on the line to snag him. Hunter can’t believe his luck, and soon makes his own move on the woman he’s lusted after for months. Things heat up between them during an exciting—and exhibitionist—evening that leaves them both anticipating more sexy times to come.

An Exotika® contemporary erotica story from Ellora’s Cave

Someday I am going to write Cassandra Carr a love note. She has made me a fangirl time and again, and I have to wonder if she will ever put out something that isn’t awesome. I’m not looking at her stuff with rose colored glasses. She definitely has titles that I’ve enjoyed more than others. But lets give credit where credit is due, ok? OK.

Review/Giveaway: From This Moment On by Bella Andre

Title: From This Moment On
Series: The Sullivans #2
Author: Bella Andre
Published: Aug 2011
Format: Print copy provided by Media Muscle

For thirty-six years, Marcus Sullivan has been the responsible older brother, stepping in to take care of his seven siblings after their father died when they were children. But when the perfectly ordered future he's planned for himself turns out to be nothing but a lie, Marcus needs one reckless night to shake free from it all.

Nicola Harding is known throughout the world by only one name - Nico - for her catchy, sensual pop songs. Only, what no one knows about the twenty-five year old singer is that her sex-kitten image is totally false. After a terrible betrayal by a man who loved fame far more than he ever loved her, she vows not to let anyone else get close enough to find out who she really is...or hurt her again. Especially not the gorgeous stranger she meets at a nightclub, even though the hunger - and the sinful promises - in his dark eyes make her want to spill all her secrets.

One night is all Nicola and Marcus agree to share with each other. But nothing goes as they plan when instead of simply tangling limbs, they find a deeper connection than either of them could have anticipated. And even though they both try to fight it, growing emotions - and sizzling attraction - keep drawing them closer together.

Close enough for them to wonder if stealing one more secret moment together can ever be enough?

I am so falling for the Sullivan men. Seriously – what is not to love? In The Look Of Love we met Chase, and whew, I thought he was fantastic. I didn’t think it could get better than him and his bathroom sneaking antics. My friend, Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup told me I would love Marcus. I didn’t believe her, I was firmly a Chase girl. But here I am, fallen for Marcus. In fact, I read this book so fast I barely took any notes.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Guest Post/Giveaway: Selkie's Revenge by Rosanna Leo

Selkie's Revenge
Rosanna Leo

On the beaches of Orkney, Scotland, an evil entity stalks mortal women. Machar “Mack” Kirk is a selkie man with a haunted past, one that has prompted him to become a hunter. He prowls the beaches at night, his arrows aiming for the finman who took his first love.

Beth Pedersen also watches the sea. The haunted widow has suffered losses of her own, ones that have crippled her into a state of stony grief. Beth can no longer feel, can no longer see color and life. Until the day Mack Kirk saves her from a mysterious foe, flooding her world with brightness and foreign temptation.

As Mack and Beth fight their inundating passion, the finman escalates his attacks. Before long, Mack realizes he’s not just playing Good Samaritan. He wants Beth, too, and will do anything to ensure his lover isn’t taken by the finman. But can he protect his mate from a monster with no soul?

I'd like to welcome Rosanna Leo back to Fictional Candy today.  Rosanna is one of the most incredible and nicest authors you could hope to meet, on top of a terrific talent.  Please give her a warm welcome, and I hope you enjoy her guest post :)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Review: Pretty Is As Pretty Does by Debby Mayne

Title: Pretty Is As Pretty Does
Series: Class Reunion #1
Author: Debby Mayne
Published: June 2013, Abingdon Press
Format: Print copy received for review

Priscilla Slater goes to her ten-year high school reunion with equal parts dread and eager anticipation. Even though she s a successful owner of a chain of hair salons and no longer has the mousy brown hair, crooked teeth, and discount-store wardrobe, she still feels like the ugly duckling. But when she arrives at the reunion, Priscilla soon realizes that her old classmates aren t exactly as she remembers them. With humor and a just a touch of sassiness, Priscilla finds herself facing her own truth and she may be surprised at what she discovers.

For this tour, I picked a review – and I went out of my comfort zone. I've never read christian fiction, but I thought I'd give it a try. And this book? Well, it isn’t exactly my favorite book. It wasn’t horrible - don’t get me wrong. It just didn’t click with me the whole way through the way I had hoped it would.

Quote-Tastic - If I Were You

Happy Monday everyone!  Here's to the start of another fantastic week!

Quote-tastic is the awesome feature that Herding Cats & Burning Soup came up with to share our favorite quote's with you!  Everyone's welcome to join in. Authors, bloggers, readers. The more the merrier!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Interview with Heather Hildenbrand, author of Imitation

Heather Hildenbrand

Everyone is exactly like me.
There is no one like me.
The rough fabric of my cotton nightgown chafes so I lie very still. They say my discomfort comes from being built like one accustomed to niceties. How is that fair when I myself have never experienced anything but copies of the real thing?
My entire life is an imitation.
I am an Imitation.
I’ve been here five years. Training. Preparing. Waiting.
And now I have a letter.
My assignment has begun.
I am a prisoner.
I am not Raven Rogen.
I am here to die.

I'm super excited for this book!!!  Today I am lucky enough to have author, Heather Hildenbrand, here for an interview.  And then later this month I'll be reviewing Imitation for you!  Enjoy the interview!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Review: The Thing About Weres by Leigh Evans

Title: The Thing About Weres
Series: Mystwalker #2
Author: Leigh Evans
Published: July 30, St. Martins
Format: NetGalley ebook


In the never-ending saga that is my love-hate relationship with Robson Trowbridge, I, half-Were Hedi Peacock, have had a change of heart. Ever since I shoved Trowbridge through the Gates of Merenwyn, I’ve been the leader of the pack—hard to believe, right? The thing is: I’m half-Fae. So even though my Were side is ready to heed the call of the wild, the other part of me is desperate to take flight. And much as it pains me to admit it, life without Trowbridge is really starting to were me down…


To make matters worse, the wolves of Creemore want my blood—and the North American Council of Weres wants me dead. So I’m just counting the days until Trowbridge returns from the other realm…and comes to my brave rescue…and becomes my alpha mate. Wishful thinking? Of course it is. But given all the mess I’ve been through already, what’s the harm in doing a little bit of daisy-plucking? Besides, Trowbridge owes me bigtime. A girl can dream.

The Thing About Weres… wow, interesting book. There was a lot that happens in this book, and some of it was very hard for me to follow. The Thing About Weres is book two in the Mystwalker series, and I definitely don’t think it is a standalone. Sure, I plodded my way through, and was able to pick up on most things. But there were some definite issues that I felt were probably explained in book one, relationships that had already been established, that just left me floundering in book two. I definitely think I would have liked this book much more if I had that background information.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Interview with TJ Hamilton, author of Buying Thyme

Buying Thyme
TJ Hamilton

Miranda is a high-class escort at the most prestigious escort agency in Sydney, Australia. Her Madam, Miss Stephanie commands the highest standard from her working girls and has taught Miranda the very best in the art of seducing men. Although it was never the life Miranda imagined for herself, she makes more than a decent living from it and always seems to be in demand from the Agency’s top clients.

American-born Joe Tench is one of Sydney’s most prominent businessman, owning the majority of the nightlife in Sydney, and across the country, but there is a dark side to Joe Tench. He is a regular client of Miranda's, he is also demanding, dominating and hard to handle. Miranda finds herself falling for Joe Tench’s unfamiliar, yet enticing charm. Until she meets Tom Smythe, heir to a wealthy mining company and amongst the top ten wealthiest families in Australia. The two develop a strong friendship after a chance meeting.

Miranda is caught between her feelings for these two very different men until a personal tragedy sees Miranda embark on a journey of discovery... and into a world she finds difficult to escape from.

Today I have on the blog an Aussie author that I had the pleasure of interviewing not too long ago!  I haven't read this book quite yet, but I do have it on the list.  I hope you enjoy the review!  Make sure to say hello to TJ once you're done, show her some love! Thanks everyone!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Annie Walls, Author of The Famished Trilogy, Answers Your Questions!

Controlling The Dead
(The Famished Trilogy Book Two)
Annie Walls

With the help of her new companions, the path Kansas follows leads to more knowledge of the ever adapting famished.

The team finds help in unlikely places, meeting more survivors, and discovers the possibility of a new beginning.

When the team experiences a devastating loss, Kansas struggles to keep her humanity from fading and distorting like that of the surviving society around her. It begins with knowing who to trust and who to leave behind. First, she must trust herself – she won't make the same mistakes twice.

As the answers to her questions are revealed, Kansas begins to understand the knowledge comes with a heavy price and great responsibility of controlling the dead.

In a trilogy plot thick with twists and turns, this adult dark fantasy is as emotional as it is horrifyingly gripping.

Today I am super lucky enough to have author Annie Walls here to answer some of your questions!!  We all know I love zombies, and I love Annie Walls, too.  (Actually, I'm giving away a copy of her book in the Apocalypse hop if you are interesting in getting started on The Famished Trilogy!) So enough of me talking, let's watch the video!!

Annie Wallsr

  Taking on the Dead Series by Annie Walls  
The Famished Trilogy
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My Review of Taking On The Dead

Review: Black Moon by Holly Hood

Title: Black Moon
Series: Ink #3
Author: Holly Hood
Published: July 13, 2013
Format: Ebook provided for review

Slade saved her life...
but none of that matters anymore...

Torn between her love for Slade and her own existence, Hope has to fight to keep one while battling to save the other. They say it all falls apart in the end. Walking away isn’t always easy.

Hope believed in Slade…

But sometimes belief has a horrible way of destroying your life.

Can their love survive or will it all just fall apart?

Oh, this series is something else. I’ve recently read the third book, Black Moon,  in the Ink series, and while I ended up loving it, I didn’t start out that way. That is also the way that book two, Twisted Magic, went down for me. But I love this series, I really do. I’ll try to keep this as spoiler free as possible, but it is going to be hard!

Quote-Tastic: Enemy Within

Monday! You know what that means!! Time for Quote-Tastic!

Herding Cats & Burning Soup created this future to share our favorite quotes and passages from the books we love.  She's completely awesome for that!

So this week I am sharing a quote from.... Enemy Within!!!  This book was written by Angeline Kace. It's book two in the Vampire Born series.  I recently read it (and reviewed!) and gave it a 5 star rating.  

Friday, July 12, 2013

Fictional Candy Does The Apocalypse Hop!

Ahhh!!!!  It's finally here!!!  The Apocalypse Blog Hop!!

This is an eight day blog hop hosted by Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings,Maja@ The Nocturnal Library and Christy@ Love of Books, so please be sure to visit our wonderful hosts and say hey!

Book Blast/Giveaway: Siding With Plato by Michelle Manning

Siding With Plato
Michelle Manning

Brooke Aarons can't get to college fast enough. Leaving behind her small town life, she intends to transform herself into a brilliant psychologist with no distractions along the way. But when she finds herself on a double date with the school's star football player - and worse, enjoying it - Brooke has to wonder if she's the one who needs her head examined. James Cartwright's easy life, endless bucks, and long line of willing girls should make him a non-starter for Brooke, but as she learns, the psychology behind a bad crush is a whole lot messier of a subject. Maybe Plato was right. Maybe love is a serious mental disease. If so, Brooke doesn't have long to find a cure before James' attention proves to be a terminal condition.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Review/Giveaway: Enemy Within by Angeline Kace

Title: Enemy Within
Series: Vampire Born Trilogy, Book 2
Author: Angeline Kace
Published: April 2013, Accendo Press
Format: Ebook provided for review

Two guys who’ve stolen her heart.
Three races and only one of them worthy.
Countless enemies with insatiable bloodlust for power.
Will one girl's curse ultimately save her?

Half-vampire Brooke Keller barely survived the slaying of her worst enemy, only to learn that Zladislov—the world's most powerful vampire, leader of the vampire world, and her father—wants her dead. However, this time, she's not only fighting vampires but a raging monster within her that endangers what's left of her humanity. And when a deadly disease threatens to take her best friend's life, Brooke tries to convince Kaitlynn to accept a monster of her own: becoming a Zao Duh.

As a former slave to the Pijawikas, Mirko is driven to protect the innocent at all costs, but he has never faced a foe more formidable than Zladislov. And when the Commission bears down on Brooke, Mirko finds the stream of enemies runs deeper than he ever imagined.

First – let me say I hate Angeline Kace. What? Yep. I do. Why? Cause now she has me totally invested in this kick ass series – and the third book is not out yet! When Enemy Within ended, and I realized I had just read the last page, I felt like the guy in the movies who falls to his knees in the rain and screams toward the sky in agony. I even clicked my kindle page forward/backward buttons a few times, trying to will more words to appear. It didn’t work. So yeah, sorry Angeline Kace, but I hate you now.

Review: Descended By Blood by Angeline Kace

Title: Descended By Blood
Series: Vampire Born, Book 1
Author: Angeline Kace
Published: 2011 Accendo Press
Format: personal purchase

Brooke Keller is a high school junior who has never spent much time living in one place. She is finally in a town long enough to almost snag the boy of her dreams, until her life is threatened after killing a fanged man in his attempt to kidnap her. Brooke begins a dangerous journey in an effort to find out who is after her and how to stop them. In a world with powerful and prejudiced vampires, Brooke must tap into the side of her that she never knew existed at the risk of losing her life in order to save it.

I’ve had this book on my kindle for I don’t know how long. A long time. It’s always been one of those, “I will get to it when I can” books, even though I’ve seen rave reviews about it from other bloggers I follow. Then an opportunity came up to review the second book in this series, and so I had to start on the first one. I’ll be honest – I’d estimate that in the first third of this book or so I had thought about DNF’ing it. There were some parts that seemed a bit cheesy, and I thought it read a bit younger than I really was in the mood for.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Review: Being Me by Lisa Renee Jones

Title: Being Me
Series: Inside Out Book Two
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Published: June 2013, Gallery Books
Format: Print copy provided by Media Muscle

Fascinated by the dark fantasies in the journals she’s discovered, and the two men who have now found a place in her life, Sara McMillan finds herself torn between her new life and her past. Now, more than ever, Sara identifies with the lost journal writer, Rebecca, and is certain that something sinister has happened.

In the arms of the sexy, tormented artist Chris Merit, Sara seeks answers about Rebecca and ends up discovering things about herself she never knew existed. Chris forces Sara to reconsider who she is and what she truly wants from life, but not before his dark desires threaten to tear them apart. Her boss, Mark Compton, offers her the shelter to understand just what those needs mean to her, and what they might have meant to Rebecca, but can she trust him to lead her to a final conclusion to Rebecca’s story?

Cover Reveal: Blood Moon by KB Miller

The Vampires have declared war on the Moon Coven ...

You would think that would be Leeny Moon’s biggest trouble this time around, but two jealous guys make the horde of hungry vampires gunning for the powerful witch seem like a day at the park.

Leeny has embraced her birthright. She is next in line to lead the coveted Moon coven. Out of fear of history repeating itself, Leeny made her first kill, and for the last three years her sole mission has been to drive the vampires out of Ireland. With the help of neighboring covens she is not alone in her pursuit.

However, the close friendship developing between Finn O’Donnell and Leeny is causing a problem in her budding relationship with Seamus McNamara.

The future is up in the air as the creatures from her nightmares invade the tiny fishing town of Galway Bay, Ireland ... again. The revenge they seek is simple─Leeny’s blood. Who will survive the war on this Blood Moon?

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Review: Twisted Magic by Holly Hood

Title: Twisted Magic
Series: Ink, Book 2
Author: Holly Hood
Published: August 2012
Format: Ebook provided for review

Hope is now a witch. She never realized becoming one meant dealing with evil. She soon is learning that being a witch comes with a lot of bad consequences. She is now a member of a dark circle that is bent on destruction. Evil is all around, begging her to join. She wants to be with Slade, but the darkness is a lot for a girl like Hope to handle.
She soon learns there is a side of Slade and magic that she wishes she never knew existed.

Soon she is battling a coven, and her own personal life.

Should she stay true to the girl she always was or take a chance with the greatest guy she ever met?

This new life could turn her into something evil; she has to decide if it is worth it.

In late 2011 I read a book called Ink, by Holly Hood. I fell in love with that book, and Slade and Hope.  I touted this book to everyone who would listen. I was new to blogging, and new to YA/PNR, but I knew this book had something special. Now I’ve had the pleasure of reading book two in the Ink series, Twisted Magic.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Quote-Tastic: Being Me

I love Mondays.  Not because I get to go back to work, cause that would be insane.  Not because it is the most hated day of the week, and I feel bad for it.  Not because The Bangles think they are Manic... but because of Quote-Tastic.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Review: If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones

Title: If I Were You
Series: Inside Out Book 1
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Published: 2012

When Sara McMillan finds a stack of journals in a storage unit, she’s shocked and enthralled by the erotic life the writer led. Unable to stop reading, she vicariously lives out dark fantasies through Rebecca, the writer—until the terrifying final entry.

Certain something sinister has happened, Sara sets out to discover the facts, immersing herself in Rebecca’s life. Soon she’s working at the art gallery Rebecca worked at and meeting Rebecca’s friends. Finding herself drawn to two dangerously sexy men, the manager of the gallery and a famed artist, Sara realizes she’s going down the same path Rebecca took. But with the promise of her dark needs being met by a man with confident good looks and a desire for control, she’s not sure anything else matters. Just the burn for more.

My intentions with the Inside Out series were to read If I Were You, then review it, then read Being Me and review it for an upcoming tour date. Well, that didn’t happen. I read the first book, and couldn’t even look at another book until I finished Being Me. I can totally see what is so captivating about this series that has everyone on edge waiting for the next installment.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Review: Yes, My Mistress by Jennifer Cole

Title: Yes, My Mistress
Series: Le Club d'Esclavage, Book three
Author: Jennifer Cole
Published: January 2010, Lyrical Press
Format: ebook received for review

Fantasies become reality at the threshold of Le Club d'Esclavage. Dani Miller is the kind of girl who does her best to make everyone happy. She helps her parents out at their diner, she helps remind her friends to laugh, and she's always ready to take orders from her customers. When it's her turn to give the orders, the hunky bouncer at Le Club E'sclavage is just the man to follow her. From a distance, Mike Ranger watches the pint-sized mistress build confidence in her power to give commands, while the Dominant in him waits for the perfect opportunity to reveal himself. When the two discover passion that creates the perfect bonds, the orders given by the right man can be the sweetest treat to savour. Content Warning: Warning, this title contains the following: graphic language, explicit sex, bondage, mastery, the use of sex toys, and nontraditional sexuality.

Here we go, the whole background and everything for the girl’s night out. Yes, My Mistress is Dani’s story. It was pretty interesting, and I’m glad it was the third book.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Review: A Toy For Two by Jennifer Cole

Title: A Toy for Two
Series: Le Club d'Esclavage, Book 2
Author: Jennifer Cole
Published: March 2009, Lyrical Press
Format: Ebook received for review from publisher

Will Megan play it safe, or follow her heart and become a toy for two?

Megan Washington is the perfect long as she keeps her wild streak hidden. Only after a trip to the Le Club d'Esclavage does she give free reign to her sexually adventurous spirit.

Troy Simon and Ransom Seager need the ideal partner, and not just any submissive will do. Their third must match their passions and indulge in the roleplay both men find so arousing. With trust building and temperatures rising, will Megan's powerful politician father destroy the growing bond between these three hearts?

Ok, today’s review is for A Toy For Two, which was my favorite of the three books. Yesterday’s review focused on Natalie, who met the masked man of her dreams at the Le Club d’Esclavage, and A Toy For Two focuses on Megan… And Troy… And Ransom. Yeah, now you are seeing why I liked it, I know.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Review: At The Dungeon Master's Hand by Jennifer Cole

Title: At The Dungeon Master's Hand
Series: Le Club d'Esclavage, Book 1
Author: Jennifer Cole
Published: August 2008, Lyrical Press
Format: Ebook received for review from publisher

Fantasies begin at the threshold of Le Club d'Esclavage
Natalie Buchanan has been working non-stop for six weeks. Determined to enjoy a rare weekend off, she winds up at the mysterious Le Club d'Esclavage.
Natalie had read about the bondage club, and although she'd been mildly curious about submissive pleasures, she never imagined she'd set foot inside. And now that she has, the erotic atmosphere of domination and submission sends her scrambling for the exit.

Before she can escape, she's approached by a leather-hooded, bare-chested man who whispers a deep, sultry, "You are mine..."

Warning: this title contains the following, explicit sex, graphic language, bondage, BDSM, use of sex toys, anal sex.

So when I started reading this book, for some reason I didn’t realize it was part of a trilogy. And on top of that, I didn’t realize I had all three books. You can not even imagine the joy I had once I discovered both of those points!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Review/Giveaway: Bachelor's Special by Christine Warner

Title: Bachelor's Special
Series: No
Author: Christine Warner
Published: June 2013, Entangled Indulgence
Format: Ebook received for review

Jill Adgate wants three things from life: a successful catering business, a family, and the love of an exceptional man. What she has is no job, a mounting pile of bills, and her outspoken best friend—who sets her up on a blind date with the man who inadvertently ruined Jill’s life.

Chet Castle is a businessman who has everything, except the ability to trust. Burned by a money-hungry fiancée, he refuses to get involved in any relationship that has a shelf life longer than a head of lettuce.

Intrigued by her ambition—and determined to get her in bed—Chet offers Jill the chance of a lifetime: work as his live-in chef and he’ll help her get her catering business off the ground. When sparks fly in the kitchen, Jill realizes what’s cooking is a recipe for disaster…

I tend to get excited when a local author comes up for review, so when I got a chance to read Bachelor’s Special – even though it really isn’t one of my normal genres – I jumped at it. I was pleasantly surprised to find a funny, snarky, and romantic story within this book.

Cover Reveal: Ravenous by Eden Summers

She’s a small town caterer, he’s a big city chef, but they don’t need a kitchen to make things sizzle...

Erin McDonald likes her simple life in her small town: no drama, no fuss, no uncertainty...until Jesse Hackett breezes back into town. Erin never quite got over how he left for the bright lights of the big city, and took her heart with him.

Jesse never regretted his decision to leave small town life behind and chase his big city dreams, but he’s always regretted leaving Erin behind. No woman has ever compared, and once he convinces Erin to let him touch her again, he’s never going to let her go.

Sparks fly and fires are rekindled, but the basic divide still remains: what really matters in life — location or love?

Monday, July 1, 2013

Review/Giveaway: The Harvesting by Melanie Karsak

Title: The Harvesting
Series: The Harvesting, Book 1
Author: Melanie Karsak
Published; 2012 Steampunk Press
Format: Ebook received for review

It's all fun and games until someone ends up undead.

Though Layla reluctantly returns home to rural Hamletville after a desperate call from her psychic grandmother, she could never have anticipated the horror of what Grandma Petrovich has foreseen. The residents of Hamletville will need Layla's help if they are to survive the zombie apocalypse that's upon them. But that is not the only problem. With mankind silenced, it soon becomes apparent that we were never alone. As the beings living on the fringe seek to reclaim power, Layla must find a way to protect the ones she loves or all humanity may be lost.