Jul 26

Committed by Sidney Bristol

Damien is a DEA agent and a Dom. When attending a retreat at House Surrender he is enamored with a blonde beauty. Poppy is a switch, and when she meets tall dark and handsome, she wants to play. After an intense and erotic scene, Damien is called away and fails to provide the aftercare that was the most important part of their agreement.  Trust was broken and it seemed to be the end, but the stubborn Damien refuses to give up on the woman who has gotten under his skin.

Damien and Poppy are both very complicated. Poppy doesn’t know much about relationships.  Damien is basically married to a dangerous job. There are differences in their sexual preferences as well.  Damien is pure Dom, and as alpha as they come, but Poppy is a switch. She has never fully submitted to anyone, and Damien doesn’t have a submissive bone in his body. You would think it would be too much complication and aggravation to try to follow through with any kind of relationship, but the chemistry between them is too strong.

This is the first book I have read by Bristol, and I was impressed. As I was reading I could predict the general ending, but that made no difference.  Bristol baited me with the ability to tell a good story, and the growth and personalities of her characters. I couldn’t help but care for them. Bristol gives readers a heady mixture of sex and drama. I can’t wait for more from Sidney Bristol!

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Publication Date: August 12, 2014

In this erotic tale of sensuality and suspense, Sidney Bristol proves that desire can be the most dangerous drug of all.

DEA Special Agent Damien Moana works hard and plays even harder. But while indulging in forbidden temptations at a private BDSM retreat, the unexpected happens: He falls under a stranger’s spell. This woman drives Damien to distraction, pushing him to the sweet boundary between pain and pleasure. When duty interrupts their heated encounter, his focus turns to catching a criminal . . . but his head is still with the seductress who ignites his deepest desires. Now Damien must choose between closing the case of his career and losing the woman of his dreams.

Poppy Mercer can’t forget the night she spent with her mystery lover. When chance brings them back together, she seizes the opportunity to again feel his masterful hands on her body. Poppy is a switch who delights in dominating a powerful man . . . and submitting to the ecstasy of his control. Outside the bedroom, however, she questions her place in Damien’s world. His obsession with hunting a ruthless drug lord puts Poppy in the line of fire. And though Damien might be able to save her from danger, salvaging what’s left of her trust is another matter.

Jul 22

Confessions of a Litigation God by Sawyer Bennett

Matt Conniver is a success in the courtroom, and a success with the women. After getting burned in his marriage he is a one night stand man. The only things that are truly personal and fulfilling in his life is his son Gabe and his work as an attorney. Things are just the way he wants them until McKayla Dawson comes into his life and turns it upside down, inside out, and sideways.

Matt is pretty egotistical, after all he is the litigation God and his sexual prowess is unrivaled. The whole book I didn’t know whether to hate him, pity him, or laugh at him! He is one emotionally disabled man! McKayla has every bit of the sexual prowess Matt does, and she will be a great litigator one day. The difference between them is that she is emotionally available.

Although I wanted to choke the hell out of Matt for most of the book I have to admit I loved every minute of it. Bennett had me doing emotional flip flops through the whole novel! I liked the fact it was done through Matt’s point of view. It was a way to better understand a character that has a shallow exterior, but is really quite complex. I really have to hand it to Bennett for the balance she gave to McKayla, because I would have had Matt buried in my backyard fairly quick! Did I mention this read is H-O-T! The sexual chemistry between the main characters is more than magnetic!

This is a stand alone novel, but it is actually about the affair between Matt and McKayla in the Legal Affairs series told through Matt’s eyes. I haven’t had the opportunity to read the series, but it is on my TBR now! I can’t wait to read more of Sawyer Bennett’s books, if you like a good spicy romance she is an author to watch!

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Publication Date: May 17, 2014

WARNING, LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK FROM MATT CONNOVER, LITIGATION GOD: Please do not attempt to read my story in public, as my sexual proclivities have been known to cause squirming in your seat, squeezing of your legs together and unintentional moaning, sometimes with spontaneous bursts of laughter at random moments. If you are offended by the fact that my oral skills are just as accomplished in the bedroom as they are the courtroom, then this book is not for you. There may be moments while reading my story that you get so turned on… so hot and bothered… that your squirming and moaning could turn maniacal in nature and neither I, nor the author, are responsible for the weird looks you may get. Notwithstanding the aforementioned warnings, if you assume the risk and read my tale in public, then I recommend you carry a spare set of panties with you. You will need them and you have been warned.

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Confessions of a Litigation God is a stand alone, full length erotic novel. It follows the affair of Matt Connover and McKayla Dawson as told in the Legal Affairs Serial Romance, Volumes 1-6. This book is told strictly from Matt’s point of view and has many additional scenes not included in the serial volumes. You do not need to have read the Legal Affairs Serial to understand this novel.

Jul 22

Understanding (Someone To Love Me trilogy #3) by Gladys Quintal


Understanding is the final book in the Someone To Love Me Trilogy. Bree has been doing better with her best friend Cathy by her side. In some ways she has flourished, but in other ways old demons are hard to kill, uncertainty and fear rears its ugly head.

I have grown to love Bree, and I have cheered her on as I followed her on her journey. I really have to say this character feels so real to me I hate to see her go. Her best friend Cathy is another wonderful character. She has stood by Bree, and supported her decisions. They have been a source of support for each other, and I wanted happiness for them both. My opinion of Trey and Lou remains to grow. They are both selfless in standing up for the right thing while Trey’s love for Bree warms my heart.

Quintal once again held me in thrall with Bree’s story. She created a beautiful and complicated character in Bree. Even through all of the horrors she has endured she still thinks about the Butler family and what is best for them while at the same time she is insecure and running. I think Quintal did a fantastic job in portraying the complex emotions of someone who has suffered greatly.

The Someone to Love Me Trilogy had me reeled in through the turmoil and the triumph, but I wasn’t quite ready to let go. I wanted to see how Bree progressed in the future. I was driven to know what happened next. I would definitely recommend this as a must read. It is a story that is difficult to read at times, yet inspires. The story intrigues and at the same time educates. I really do hope to see Bree in the future, but if I don’t I know she will be alright!

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Still believing that her mother may have been right and everything she touches turns to dust, Bree decides to break away from the entire Butler family. Can she put the pieces of her shattered past behind her and start afresh on her own? Or will Trey’s undying love draw her back into his arms and into his world once more.

Jul 22

Stacey Kennedy’s Release Day Extravagazna!

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Publisher: Loveswept (Random House Publishing Group) ISBN: 9780553391183 Release date: July 22, 2014

“Characters you care about in a fast-paced story . . . one heck of a sexy read!”—New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black

Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey are sure to love Desired, Stacey Kennedy’s latest seductive, electrifying novel of Club Sin, where fantasy becomes reality.

Kyler Morgan, Master at the legendary Club Sin in Las Vegas, knows how to give women what they want—too well. He hasn’t had a real challenge in a long time. Then Ella Snow enters his life. Beautiful, inhibited, and innocent in the ways of submission and domination, Ella is the new blood he’s been lusting after. Soon, the thrill of training her to embrace his world brings forth desires Kyler cannot control. After ending an abusive relationship, Ella makes a promise to herself to start living life to the fullest. It’s one of the reasons she seeks out Club Sin. Here, Kyler’s every touch is a lesson in liberation, stirring passions that have no bounds. But as she falls under Kyler’s command, Ella discovers that some secrets are so dark they must come to light. Submission alone may not be enough to save her, leaving her Master with only one question: How can he help Ella heal while unlocking the deep pleasures she craves?

Desired is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

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About the Author: staceykennedy STACEY KENNEDY is the USA Today bestselling author of the CLUB SIN series. Growing up, Stacey’s mind wandered the path less traveled and that path most often led to love. She has always broken rules and she continues to feed off emotion – staying true to her heart. Those traits are now the bones of her stories. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who puts any of the heroes in her books to shame, and their two young children. If she’s not on mom duty or plugging away at a new story, you’ll find Stacey camping in the summer, hibernating in the winter and obsessing over Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones and Sons of Anarchy.
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Launch Day GraphicDESIRED EXCERPT: Forgive me. Ella’s shoulders slumped and she sighed at her phone. Laughter and joy surrounded her, music and happiness, but her stomach plummeted as she read her husband, Rory Snow’s text. When would he give up? Didn’t a domestic violence protection order say This relationship is over? As the band played a slow song, she ran her fingers over the scar by her right eye. The mark was a constant reminder of Rory. Every day she looked in the mirror she saw it and thought of him. All she wanted was to forget. Heck, she’d been doing exactly that. Rory was the jackass who couldn’t let it go. Ella knew she should probably call the Savannah police department to inform them that Rory was contacting her, but she was so damn tired of it all. She had moved on and put Rory into her past of big mistakes. She’d hoped Rory would do the same. That didn’t look like it was going to happen anytime soon. With a grumble, she slipped her phone into her dress pocket and zipped it closed. She scanned through the crowd on the dance floor and her gaze landed on the bride. Aidan’s new wife was beautiful. Thin and elegant, Cora belonged on a magazine cover. Ella’s heart twisted in the midst of memories of her wedding. Her day hadn’t been so lavish. Rory hadn’t rented out an entire resort at Lake Las Vegas for the event, ensuring their guests had a place to stay. Her wedding had cost all of two thousand dollars, but it had been enough for her. She’d loved the high school sweetheart she’d met when she was fifteen and married five years later. Had loved him. Right up until Rory started drinking and drowning himself in booze. Sober Rory was a good man. Drunk Rory had a violent side. That violence had shoved Ella face-first into a table. The night she’d got the stitches was the night she’d walked away from him. Six months later, she had left her life in Savannah. She moved to Vegas for the excitement, landing herself an amazing job at Knight Law Firm, working as the assistant for a highly respected defense attorney. Ella enjoyed working for Aidan, and actually liked him as a person, too. He paid her almost triple what she had made in Savannah. Her professional life couldn’t get any better. It was the personal side of things that remained murky. As she watched Aidan twirl his new wife around, dancing proudly for all to see, Ella tried to find her smile, but it remained hidden behind pain. Even if ten months had gone by since the night of the abuse, she couldn’t ignore the dark thoughts and her failed marriage. It took six months to find the courage to file divorce papers, and another four months since leaving Savannah to pull herself together again, but she was over Rory in every sense of the word. She refused to let him ruin this special occasion. Grabbing her wineglass, she downed the remaining contents. Tonight she hoped for a little liquid happiness. When she lowered her glass to the table, a tingling sensation spread across her skin. Lifting her head, she gazed across the patio, and sitting at one of the patio sets was one of Aidan’s groomsmen. She’d never seen him before today, but that wasn’t a huge surprise, since she didn’t know most of the people at the wedding. Except for a bunch of lawyers from the firm and Aidan’s parents, everyone else was a stranger. Aidan never mixed pleasure with business, and in the four months she had worked for him, she’d never met a single friend of his. Heck, she hadn’t known Aidan was dating. One day she’d thought he was single; the next he told her he was getting married. Oddly enough, she was drawn to Aidan’s groomsman. Staring into his warm blue eyes, pins and needles and other sensitive feelings traveled up her body, settling between her thighs. She squirmed against her seat, avoiding the heat, and the side of his mouth curved. Her heart tripped and she glanced to her high-heeled shoe dangling off her toe. Geebus, if he didn’t stop looking at her with those piercing eyes, she would combust. All night he’d been sneaking glances at her. They weren’t simple interested looks, either; they were outright assaults on her hormones. But a man’s attention was the last thing she was looking for. No, thank you. When she still sensed his gaze, she peeked to discover she wasn’t wrong. His intense stare was right on her. The power of it sucked the air from her lungs. Though she’d never believed in lust at first sight, perhaps it was because she had never experienced it. Whoever he was, he was hot! “More wine, miss?” Ella gasped, looking up to the waitress standing next to her holding a bottle of white wine. She gave a shaky laugh. “To the top, please.” The waitress smiled, filling the glass to the rim. “Why aren’t you dancing?” “I look like a dying fish when I dance,” Ella said with a laugh. “I have two left feet.” “We’ll need to work on that, won’t we?” The waitress was looking over Ella’s shoulder with wide eyes. And something in that masculine voice made Ella stiffen in her seat. The tone was low and seductive, but mischievous all the same. Then he was there. The groomsman who’d been staring at her from across the patio now stood in front of her. Ella’s mind went blank. He smelled of sandalwood, and the rich scent puckered her nipples. From afar she thought he had blue eyes, but up close she realized they were a blue- green color. Pretty. In fact, the whole package was beautiful, especially covered in the tux. He leaned down toward her and offered his hand. His messily styled light brown hair dangled over his forehead. He was tall, much taller than she, and he filled out his tux nicely. Hell’s bells! “Dance with me,” he said. Ella quivered under his clever smile, and a slow heat slid through her. He happened to be one of the hottest guys she’d ever seen. Well, in person and not on some magazine she figured was Photoshopped. Though, hot or not, there was still a problem. “I’m sorry, but I can’t dance.” “Everyone can dance.” His potent stare held hers and his hand never lowered. “It’s all about who is leading.” Persistent sexy man. Under his intense scrutiny her insides went mushy. The power this man exuded burned through her, reminding her she hadn’t felt this way in a long time. The attraction was intoxicating, and something needy inside her unfurled, yearning to explore it. No, her mind argued. At her pause, one sleek brow arched. “If you wait any longer to take my hand, you might give me a complex.” The waitress hadn’t moved, watching the exchange. Even if Ella hated dancing and wasn’t looking for a relationship, she couldn’t refuse the urge to be squished up against him. Besides, what was a dance? This hunk was the perfect way to get her mind off Rory and onto something a lot better. As she rose and slid her fingers into his warm grip, his gaze remained on hers. Heat stormed into her, spiraling low in her body with a wicked thud. She didn’t doubt that smile got him into many women’s beds. It had power and charm. He tightened his fingers around hers, and something passed in the air between them, so hot and so damn unforgettable, her body all but liquefied. He tugged her closer and she felt something odd inside awaken, something she couldn’t quite put her finger on. Something she wanted to lose herself in. A sensation that made her mind shut off. He led her into the middle of the crowd on the dance floor, pulling her tight against him as if she belonged right there in his arms. He had no hesitation about placing his hand low on her back, quite close to her bottom, and sandwiching their bodies together. Ella swallowed and avoided his gaze, staring at the band as they played a classic song. She wasn’t blind to the glaringly obvious fact that the groomsman had an erection. She thought she should be offended or something, but found herself fighting against the desire to rub against him. “Ella, right?” She cleared her throat, angling her head. His face was chiseled and smooth, but his eyes were what made this man sexy. They held mischief with a sense of confidence. “Yes, and you would be?” “Kyler Morgan.” Of course, the sexy man came with a sexy name. She swayed her hips, trying to follow his movements, only feeling more uncomfortable. Not a second later, she stepped on his foot. “Oh, shit!” He chuckled. “It’s a foot. I’ve got two, so it’s okay.” He pressed his hand tighter against her back, erasing the distance. Then he shook their clasped hands. “Stop fighting me. Relax.” Ella sighed. I suck at this! He leaned down, placing his mouth near her ear, and whispered, “So you work for Aidan, yes?” His voice raised goose bumps across her flesh, and she shivered. “Yes.” She glanced to the others on the dance floor. It pleased her that no one was watching her horrible dancing skills. Then she stared up into Kyler’s handsome face, since he didn’t allow her any room to do otherwise. “Since you’re Aidan’s groomsman, you must be a good friend.” A low noise hummed in his throat, and the sound spoke to her on a level she couldn’t have anticipated. It warmed her from head to toe, and her muscles went lax. His fingers slid across her lower back, squeezing her against him, and the heat of his touch burned to her core. “Been good friends for a long time now.” Good grief, the man seemed not to care they were strangers. He touched her as if they were well acquainted. In the midst of that confidence, Ella forgot the world around her. Her mind focused on him and the way he moved her across the dance floor. He continued to guide her movements and never once took his eyes off her. “I didn’t see a date with you tonight. Are you unattached?” Her insides somersaulted with his question, as he appeared interested in finding out if anyone stood in his way. She pondered whether to spill out the details that she was in the process of getting divorced and not looking for another relationship. Well, she would be if Rory’s lawyer stopped dragging his feet. But why tell that depressing shit to a smoking-hot man sandwiching her against the hard planes of his body? “Nope, not attached.” His chin dipped, bringing his mouth within centimeters of hers. “A good thing for me, Ella, since I’m enjoying this.” The music soared through the air, and as her hips swayed with his, his erection pressed against her stomach. Trapped in his intense gaze, her body flushed as desire simmered. Holy Jesus, she hadn’t felt this aroused in the presence of a man. No one had ever made her burn with a dance, a look, or the sound of his voice. Ever. Kyler’s mouth twitched as he ran his thumb over the top of her hand. “See, sweetheart, you can dance.” She blinked, realizing she had completely relaxed in his hold, and he was moving her around the dance floor, effortlessly. She leaned in to him, consumed by the strength of his hold. “Apparently, you’re a good teacher.” He winked. “You bet your pretty little ass I am.”

Jul 22

Desired (Club Sin #3) by Stacey Kennedy

Kyler Morgan is one of the Master Doms at Club Sin. It has been ages since he had a submissive that challenged him. While at a wedding, he is drawn to a beautiful woman. He knows by looking at her she is vanilla, but she quickly gets under his skin. Ella Snow is fairly new to Vegas; she has landed a good job and a fresh start, and is swiftly putting her haunting past behind her. She meets Kyler, and there is a definite spark, but she doesn’t know if she can share the past that is so painful for her. Kyler wants Ella in every way, but he is unsure that she can accept his lifestyle. He decides to make an effort to earn her heart and her submission.

Kyler is a Dom, and a cop. He handles himself well in both roles. He is firm and at the same time understanding. He is sexy as sin, but he is approachable. There is a side to him that is sweet and compassionate. I have no doubt the ladies are going to love Kyler’s character. Ella has endured more than any one person should. Her strength shines through in the way she is always trying to do something new, and live life to the fullest. One thing is certain; this woman’s bravery is astounding!

Being one of my favorite writers in the erotica genre, I can never get enough of Kennedy’s books. Desired is no exception, I fell into lust from the very start. Her writing is sensual, smoldering, and smart. There are no elements that she leaves out, from character development to the vivid scenes constantly dancing through your mind as you read.

If you haven’t read Kennedy’s books don’t put them off. Erotica fans will drool over the gorgeous Doms, and the way they master their submissives. I am waiting for my invite to join Club Sin; maybe I will see you there!

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Publication Date: July 22, 2014

Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey are sure to love Desired, USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy’s latest seductive, electrifying novel of Club Sin, where fantasy becomes reality.

Kyler Morgan, Master at the legendary Club Sin in Las Vegas, knows how to give women what they want—too well. He hasn’t had a real challenge in a long time. Then Ella Snow enters his life. Beautiful, inhibited, and innocent in the ways of submission and domination, Ella is the new blood he’s been lusting after. Soon, the thrill of training her to embrace his world brings forth desires Kyler cannot control.

After ending an abusive relationship, Ella makes a promise to herself to start living life to the fullest. It’s one of the reasons she seeks out Club Sin. Here, Kyler’s every touch is a lesson in liberation, stirring passions that have no bounds. But as she falls under Kyler’s command, Ella discovers that some secrets are so dark they must come to light. Submission alone may not be enough to save her, leaving her Master with only one question: How can he help Ella heal while unlocking the deep pleasures she craves?

Jul 19

True Desires by T.K. Holt


Fabian and Orlando are best friends and partners in the police force. One night they respond to a call to find that a woman has been tied to the bed by a burglar.  Seeing the vulnerable yet unharmed woman ignites a fire in Fabian sexually. Spurned on by the lustful feelings of seeing the restrained woman made him have the need to see his own woman under his command. He plans a birthday surprise for his girlfriend Courtney that she will never forget. The question is will Courtney be able to handle this new dominant side to her man?

It becomes apparent quickly that Fabian is a natural Dom. When he does a training session with Vic, a master at a BDSM club, and shows off his skills he was amazing! The scene was smokin’ hot.  Courtney is a little slower to embrace submission because of her dark past, but the natural sub in her is intrigued by the idea of fully giving herself to Fabian.

True Desire is one hot little read. Holt takes the reader into the lives of an established couple and leads them on the journey of the couple’s new self-discoveries. It was interesting watching a strictly vanilla couple taking a leap into a whole new territory. I only wish that the story had gone further. I wanted to see how far they decided to go into the lifestyle.

If you want to curl up with a good erotic read check out True Desires!

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Publication Date: July 6, 2014

Responding to what he thought would be a routine B&E call, Chicago police officer, Fabian, discovers a half-naked woman bound to her bed by her assailant. Fabian’s reaction to the unexpected sight triggers something undeniable in both his body and mind. When he decides to experiment with some light bondage and spanking as a birthday surprise for his girlfriend, Courtney, she ends up struggling with a troubling past that prevents her from instantly accepting this new side of her man.
Confused but excited about his new fascination, he confides in his best friend and partner, Orlando. At the same time, Courtney continues to struggles with the fears from her past that prevent her from trusting fully. Fabian and Courtney agree to go along with their friends to get some firsthand experience with their sexual exploits, and discover a whole new lifestyle. Will they give in to their natural urges and embrace the life of a Dominant and submissive, or will Courtney’s secret prevent her from trusting the dominant side of the man she loves?

Jul 19

Unforgiving (Someone To Love Me trilogy Novella 2) by Gladys Quintal


Unforgiving is the second novella in the Someone to Love Me Trilogy. Bree has broken free of Greg with the support of some unlikely allies, Greg’s sister Lou and brother Trey.

The second book brings about a change in Bree.  She has to learn to be on her own for the first time. She is learning the basics that we take for granted, such as paying our own bills. It is apparent she has fear, but her bravery is inspiring. Trey has had feelings for Bree since he set eyes on her, and Bree has felt the same for the kind and gentle man. It is obvious Trey is torn, as is his sister Lou, I find them to be very admirable for standing up for what is right, and standing by Bree even when that means going against their brother.

I have been glued to Bree’s story, and I can’t wait to see how her life continues to change. Quintal graces us with a compelling second installment to the series. She shows the reader that something beautiful can grow from something hideous, and that after betrayal a seed of trust can be planted.

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When she is given a second chance, Bree tries to put the pieces of her shattered life back together. Without her abusive husband ruling her every move, she begins to enjoy her newly found freedom and decides to explore her feelings for his younger brother. But is the violence truly over? Or is Bree undeserving as her mother always said she was……

Jul 19

Undeserving (Novella 1 in the Someone To Love Me trilogy) by Gladys Quintal


Undeserving is the first novella in the Someone To Love Me Trilogy. This is Bree’s story, a young woman who grew up watching her mother suffer abuse and suffered herself at the hands of her father. She thought that with his death things would change. Instead, she and her mother endured more of the same from the men that rolled in and out of her mother’s life. Bree wants true love, but can she ever have it, or is she like her mother says, undeserving?

My heart broke for Bree because of everything she had to endure. When you meet Bree she is unsure of herself, and lacks confidence. Then she meets Greg and she has hope. She has hope that she found someone to love her, and hope for a happy and normal life. Her life with Greg is wonderful, not only is he wealthy and gorgeous, he dotes on her. After the wedding, however, he changes and the cycle continues.

Quintal has written a story that is heart wrenching, but unfortunately these are things that happen to women every day. Not only was this a good read and a story you couldn’t put down, it also brings an issue to light that people need to be aware of. I think Gladys Quintal is very brave to take on a story like this, and she did an incredible portrayal of Bree.

I am anxious to see what happens to Bree and how she evolves. I recommend giving this novella a try, as for me I will certainly be continuing on.

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All of her life, Bree had been treated badly by men. According to her mother, it was just the way it was with the women in her family and there was no point in trying to fight it. There was no sense in dreaming about Prince Charming right out of the story books, he just didn’t exist. She had to accept her fate and move on. It was as simple as that. Bree craved love. She longed for a man to promise her his heart and soul and protect her from the monsters that she had grown accustomed to. She prayed that her mother was wrong and that one day he would find her.

Jul 18

Awakening by Cassandra Carr

Vanessa Clark is a psychology major and she is finishing her last semester before graduation. One of her classes “The Psychology of Sex” leads her into research on a subject she doesn’t know anything about, BDSM. She calls a local BDSM club called Decadence in hopes the owner will answer some questions, and let her observe the lifestyle. When her day to meet with the owner, Rod, arrives he is ill and unable to meet with Vanessa, so in his stead he asks one of his Dungeon Masters to assist.  Will Aston is immediately attracted to Vanessa, and he even suspects she may be submissive. Vanessa has a lot to learn about herself and the BDSM lifestyle, and Will wants to be the one to show her his world.

Vanessa is a very smart young woman, and she is extremely studious. She is only 22 and not very experienced even when it comes to vanilla sex. Once she begins her research, she does begin to feel curious about different aspects of BDSM. I liked her character, although when faced with stress or the unknown she would overanalyze a lot, but in all of that seriousness, is a woman who is caring and a little cheeky and playful.  Will helps Rod at the club as a DM, but his career is as a hostage negotiator. The 31 year old Will is very attracted to Vanessa, but is hesitant because of the differences in their ages and life experiences. Will is a hot one; he is a very good Dom, he is sexy, patient, and compassionate. I was also fascinated by the club owner Rod, and I would love for him to have his story told.

I really enjoyed Awakened. Carr did the characters justice, especially where Vanessa was concerned. She did an upstanding job of capturing Vanessa’s mixed emotions as she fought to understand what it was to be submissive, and trying to lay her fears aside and give Will her trust. Carr also showed the struggle of a Dom who was not accustomed to becoming too involved emotionally with his subs, and realizing he was falling in love. I believe that is what I liked about this particular book, although there were very steamy moments, Carr really went deeper into her character’s psyches, completely baring them to the reader. I am certain that erotica fans will enjoy and appreciate this stimulating read.

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Publication Date: March 15, 2014

Vanessa Clark is doing a research paper for one of her last classes – Psychology of Sex – before receiving her Bachelors’ degree. Once she discovers the topic of BDSM, everything else pales in comparison. But where will she learn about it? The Internet has its limits, and Vanessa needs to talk to real-life practitioners of BDSM to really understand the lifestyle and write about it.

Will Astin, who serves as a dungeon master at a local BDSM club, doesn’t expect to find a gorgeous, irresistible young woman when he agrees to a meet and greet with a college student as a favor to the club’s owner. Even better, she’s interested in learning about BDSM for what he suspects are more than scholarly reasons, and Will decides he’s just the man to teach her about it, hopefully claiming her for his own.

Will and Vanessa begin a journey which teaches both of them there’s more to BDSM than meets the eye. In the process, they grow closer, but when Will’s job puts him in the line of fire – literally – their roles are reversed and Vanessa has to take charge. Can they handle the rapid shift in their burgeoning dynamic, or is their relationship doomed?

Jul 15

August New Releases

Here are the known new releases for August 2014. If we have missed a title, please leave a comment with the name of the book, the release date, and the author’s name.

Click on the picture of the book  for purchase information, and happy reading!

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