Thursday, June 27, 2013

So Many Books, So Little Time

I've been reading a LOT over the past two weeks.  Mostly, because the kids have had a hectic school schedule and now summer break is upon us.  We are adjusting to the new schedule, as well as OB visits for me, dentist visits for the kids and other random things.  So, it's been easy to start a book and then pause it while I handle the day-to-day stuff. Writing is a bit tricky because that requires undivided attention.  LOL

Didn't want you all to think I've fallen off the planet.  I have read some AMAZING books lately.  In fact, thanks to a few email lists I am on, I grab between one to five new freebies PER DAY.  From medieval romance to thrillers and more!  Now, I just need to review them.  LOL

I don't always ask to review books, nor do I get many requests at present.  However, I just love to read, love to write and combine the two loves in to reviews that I hope will draw more readers to these wonderful authors.  I also use some of the Amazon reviews I've previously done and expand on them for my blog readers.

I don't give "star" ratings though.  I wonder my readers want me to?  Leave me a comment and let me know.  I am not sure if the typical 5 stars is enough.  MOST of the books I read are 4 or 5 and I feel redundant and maybe even unrealistic if I keep giving only 4 or 5.  Is there a better rating?  Like grades between 4 and 5.  If it's only a 3, I usually don't finish it and therefore, don't even review it.  I just keep quiet about it cause I don't think I am helping the author with a rating of less than 4...I'd rather just not review it.

Anyway, would LOVE your comments, thoughts, ideas, suggestions and questions...just leave them in the comment box.  Surely, someone else will have the same thoughts as you and benefit from the feedback.

More Reviews Coming SOON!!!!


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Hot on Her Trail by Sable Hunter

Hot on Her Trail

in the Hell Yeah! Series

by Sable Hunter


First, let me say that this is book two in a series, just so you know that ahead of time.  Ms. Hunter has done a fabulous job of creating a book series where each book is ALSO intended to stand alone.  I love that!  Nothing worse then getting in to an awesome story only to be left hanging and have to buy (if you can) the next book.  There are plenty of characters to create a very long series of HOT stories that will get your heart racing in more ways then one.

Now, let's get on to this particular book.  In this book, Jessie and Jacob have come in to one anothers acquaintance in an unusual manner.  I won't go in to that, since the synopsis, sample chapters and book itself will reveal all. Let's just say that a baby is the center of their meeting.  What neither banked on was an intense sexual and emotional relationship.  Jessie, like too many women, has lived a life feeling inadequate and ugly.  Her family & friends made her feel that her curves were ugly and her disability was embarrassing.  But, that changes when Jacob sees her and begins to help her feel beautiful, smart and wanted.  But, with a lifetime of self-doubt, it is hard for Jessie to truly believe Jacob wants her.

The McCoys are a strong, close family of almost completely males with one exception, which is Libby (meet her in Book One).  Jacob is the second oldest and after years of sowing his "wild oats" he now is ready to settle down.  He's always been the heart of the family and now he finds that his own heart craves more.  In Jessie, Jacob finds everything he could ever want and more than he'd ever dreamt of.  The only problem is getting her to believe that...oh and the fact that suspicious heinous acts are happening on the family ranch AND Jessie's past is coming back to haunt her at Tebow.

This story is full of hot sex, adoration, love, family bonding as well as dark and dangerous happenings that threaten a future for Jacob and Jessie.  For awhile, I was shocked and scared, but by the end, everything turned around.  I love my Happily Every Afters!!

There are sneak peaks of a couple of the other books in the series and I am anxious to get my hands on the other books.  I've set my sights on Book Three, Her Magic Touch, to see what happens between Joseph and Cady.  As I said, each book is stand alone, but at the same time, I can't wait to go forward in the story, which would take me to number three.  I will have to back track to number one at some point!  *LOL*

Final thoughts:  Loved it!  Romantic, funny, dramatic, a little scary for awhile but a wonderful HEA and a damn HOT cover to boot!!!

An Erotic Romance Jacob McCoy wishes for a wife and a family. Tis the Season for miracles when a young woman shows up on his doorstep: homeless, in danger and expecting a child - Jacob's child.

Their relationship is complicated by the fact that, A - they've never met before and B - she's a virgin. Jessie is determined not to be a burden to the McCoy family. As far as she's concerned, she is just passing through. Jacob has a different opinion - he wants Jessie in his life, in his bed and in his heart.
*synopsis via*
This became one of my favorite sections, right off the bat!

"This morning, Nathan went out to look for Noah’s phone. He spotted something in the stock tank, and came barreling back in the house swearing there was a mermaid out there taking a swim. Nothing would do, but for me to go check it out.“ Jacob grinned.

Joseph feigned interest, embarrassed by his own outburst. “I guess he was imagining things - or did you find a beautiful woman from the sea?”

“Yes, as a matter of fact, I did.” At that, Joseph jerked his head up and looked at his brother, trying to see if he was kidding.

“You found a girl in the stock tank?” Aron and Libby said they had a stock tank story, but they wouldn’t share it. Aron said it was too precious and personal to talk about, even with his brothers. Joseph wanted a chance to make memories like that with a woman. He was afraid those dreams would have to be placed on the shelf with his parachute and his running shoes.

“No, I found her in our barn. Stunningly naked.” Jacob drawled the information with the most satisfied smirk that Joseph could ever remember seeing on his brother’s face.

Joseph snorted. “Lucky bastard!”

“She may not have been a mermaid like Nathan first thought,” Jacob smiled, fire in his eyes. “But, he was close. She’s a goddess.”

Joseph looked back out the window. “If she’s in the barn - stunningly naked - what in hell are you doing in here?”

Good question.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Hers to Command by Patricia Knight

Hers to Command

by Patricia Knight


First, I'd like to remind you that this is an erotic book.  Second, I'd like to mention that it is a menage, with M/F/M characters.  For some, this may not be a good fit, so I wanted to put that out there before continuing.  I typically do not read menages, nor do I read M/M erotica.  However, with that being said, I truly enjoyed this book AND adored Fleur, Ari and Doral.  This is far more than three people having sex, it is a story about duty, honor, love, magic and commitment. 

So, now let's get to the story at hand. To begin with, we are far in to the future, with a solar date of 4633.  We are on a magical planet called Verdantia, who can speak to her inhabitants with a special connection.  I won't explain everything to you here because you need to read the story to better understand the situation. 

What I truly loved about this story is that Fleur is a hell-cat that is not only determined to help her people, and do her duty, but she has an open heart and open mind for not only Ari, but Doral as well.  Ari comes off being very harsh, not willing to go further than his duty, but ends up falling for Fleur.  Doral, always popping up where least expected (he's a spy after all) add a mystique to his character, and although flawed and hurt in the past has a good heart.

Not only do the trio find a place with each other, but a purpose that is greater than any one person's role and they get a unique happily ever after.  I truly enjoyed Ms. Knight's writing style, creativity and ability to express so much emotion.

Released June 4th!!  Grab it HERE:

In an intricate dance of friendship, erotic partnership and selfless love, three natives of the sentient planet Verdantia must come together in an extraordinary effort to save their world…and themselves.

With the lives of the people of the planet hanging in the balance, Verdantia calls three of her own to restore her power. The impossible but gorgeous Conte Camliel Aristos DeTano, the beautiful, innocent future queen Princess Fleur Constante, and the conte’s loyal aide, the angelically handsome yet emotionally-scarred Visconte Doral DeLorion, must fight their own personal demons and assimilate in a poly relationship, lest their planet be lost.

The attraction between the three is palpable and so strong it will either bind them together forever—and restore strength to the energy shield of their planet’s capital—or destroy each of them.
What ensues is a passionate journey that explores and tests trust, friendship and the true meaning of love.  

Patricia A. Knight is the pen name for an eternal romantic who lives in Dallas, Texas with her horses, dogs and the best man on the face of the earth – oh yeah, and the most enormous bullfrogs you will ever see. Word to the wise: don’t swim in the pool after dark.


A copy of this book was given to me by the author for the purpose of a fair and honest review

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Betrayed by Christina Phillips


by Christina Phillips

What an adventurous story!  Not only was there action, but also secrets and drama, hot steamy sex, forbidden love, history, mythology.  Wow!

I really enjoyed the strength of Nimue and the passion she had with Tacitus.  I love when two characters fight hard to deny their feelings, especially when it goes against the grain of what "society" deems appropriate.  To hell with that!  =)  They have a powerful connection that isn't just physical either and that makes the story more romantic than just erotic...although it is very much that as well.

There's a lot more to this story than just two lovers and that makes it a powerful read.  The secrets they share along the way show the depth of character in both Nimue and Tacitus, as well as the commander.  Not everything is what it seems, but the reader isn't kept from knowing the truth.  There is a huge surprise nearing the end, and the commander turns from being an ogre to someone worthy of happiness.

I don't know much about this period in history, as I am a horrible student in that aspect.  But, when I read an amazing story, like Betrayed, it piques my interest to do research and learn more.  I wanted to learn more about the Romans, the Druids and the time period itself. 

Ms. Phillips' writing is wonderful.  She keeps the reader on the edge of their seat and continually brings balance between honor and love.  The sex scenes are beautiful and HOT.  I look forward to reading more from Ms. Phillips!  I think she has a hit here and this should be a best seller.

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In 51 A.D., Druid priestess Nimue is injured and enslaved by the hated Roman Legions. Even though she is drawn to her captor, she’s determined to escape and complete her mission for the Briton king and her duty to Arianrhod, the goddess she is bound to.

The tough Roman warrior who captures her is far from the brutal barbarian she expects. His touch inflames her desires and passion burns between them. Though Nimue does not accept her enslavement, her heart surrenders to her enemy. When Arianrhod appears to her in the form of an owl, Nimue knows the union is blessed.

Roman warrior Tacitus is enchanted by the fiery beauty who shows no fear and challenges him at every turn. Though enslaving her goes against his heart, he’s determined to make her his. No woman has ever heated his blood as she does. But when he discovers her true nature as one who actually communes with the gods, his loyalties are torn between his heritage and a woman who could destroy everything he’s ever believed in.

A Romantica® fantasy erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
*synopsis via*


He leaned toward her. She didn’t flinch as a slave might have done nor lower her gaze as he might expect from a Roman woman. “I wish you to tell me what the matter is.”

A blush swept over her aristocratic cheekbones, but it wasn’t from modesty. It was mortification. “Why? Do you also own my thoughts?”

Realization punched through his chest. She knew. Who the fuck had told her? Rage thundered through his brain. It didn’t matter who had told her. The damage had been done. Now he had to defuse it.

“I have no desire to own your thoughts.”

“Only my body.” The derision in her voice slammed into him as if she had physically attacked him.

“That’s not true.” But if anyone saw her now, naked and on her knees before her master, what else would they think?

Except he wanted more than simply her willing body. He wanted her irreverent responses, no matter how shocking he sometimes found them.
I love this snippet cause it shows her plight, as a slave, her spunk and his honor.  He's more than a roman warrior. He's truly an honorable man.


A copy of this book was given to me by the author for the purpose of a fair and honest review