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Sunday, August 29, 2021

Book Review of Apprentice: The Last Witch of Rome: Book One by Rhett Gervais

 


Amazon buy link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B089FCCP9Y?notRedirectToSDP=1&ref_=dbs_mng_calw_0&storeType=ebooks

5 Stars.

A mixture of history and magic led by a strong female.

After her people are betrayed by Rome, Vesper has lost everything, and she must make a dark deal in order to survive certain death in the gladiator ring.

Narcissus is a hardened gladiator and doctore. He’s never met anyone like Vesper.

More than a corrupt emperor rules Rome. Something terrible is slaughtering innocent people. Vesper is at the center of this evil. Only she can stop it, but she needs to understand her inherited powers as a djambe.

I love that Vesper is a strong female. There is a blossoming romance between her and the bearlike Celt Narcissus, which I enjoyed, but I wouldn’t label this story a romance. The fight scenes are intense and stunning. African magic used against the backdrop of Rome weaves a special kind of concoction. This is an exciting and mystical action-packed story led by a badass female. There are some threads that weren’t fully tied up, but I’m sure this is because this is an ongoing series, and those threads will be dealt with later on. This is a series that should be read in order. Highly recommended if you like historical fantasy set in ancient Rome. I look forward to reading the next book.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Book Review of Hellish by Tina Glasneck, Norse Mythology Romance

 



3 stars Compelling twist, worthy plot, but something was missing

Helena (Hel) has been cursed to remain on Earth until she finds true love. Harley is a college student trying to find himself. The mysterious, leather-clad Helena fascinates him, and he is caught up in an unbelievable self-journey.

I liked both Helena and Harley, but I didn’t feel the attraction, that magical spark, between them. Their romance fell flat for me.

I was hoping for more from this author. The cover is great, I loved the title, the blurb was intriguing, and I love Norse mythology, but I was disappointed. The story seemed rushed, and I didn’t feel the love or attraction between the characters, but I liked the plot. It was a good story, but it could have been better.

 


Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Book Review of Only One Man Will Do by Fiona McGier, Erotica Romance

 


Buy Linkhttps://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1012961

3.5 stars. A wild, orgasmic Harley ride with heart and lots of whiskey and vodka.

The fiery, independent Alexandra meets her match in the hunky, stoic Russia Dmitri. This book is part of a series, but I didn’t feel like I was missing anything. This is a separate erotica/romance between these two characters.

Alexandra is a brilliant businesswoman by day and wild biker queen on the weekend. Dmitri is hired to rein her in but finds himself drawn to the brazen red-haired female.

This is more than just an erotica story. Alex comes to terms with her need to never be controlled by a man, something that haunts her after her father left her mother. She puts on a tough act, and Dmitri refuses to put up with her screwing around, a character trait I liked about him.

At times Alex came off a little too intense and annoying with her “I am a woman, and I can screw any man I want” attitude, but I understood why she acted this way.

I enjoyed this story. I love strong female leads. However, I wanted to see more depth. The plot was predictable and considering Alexander’s strong stance against being tied down to one man, she seemed to give in too quickly to Dmitri. I expected her to fight this more. Dmitri was still a mystery to me at the end, and I wanted to know more about his KGB past. Also, I wanted to know more about this world of corporate power and biker gangs led by a female. Of course, these are my expectations. Most erotica fans will probably be satisfied with all the hot sex, and the author did not disappoint in that area. Overall, this was a good story.

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, June 01, 2021

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Friday, May 21, 2021

New Book Releases on Sale. The Arresting Onyx Series by Amber Daulton. #romanticsuspense #steamy #badboys


For the first time ever, both Arresting Mason and Arresting Jeremiah are on sale for $2.99 each.

This romantic suspense series features smokin’ hot sex scenes, bad boy heroes, and badass heroines who fight their own battles and keep their men on their toes.

Now is the perfect time to catch up with these books since they’re half off! Find them on sale at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Apple/iBooks.

 

Limited Time Only – May 14 to May 28, 2021




Arresting Mason (Arresting Onyx book 1)

 

Their chance encounter resulted in a steamy affair, but will his former gang and a parole officer tear them apart?

 

Blurb

 

Once you’re in a prison gang, you’re in it for life. That’s what Mason Harding thought until the boss accepted his resignation. After the State releases him on parole, a sexy divorcĂ©e behind the wheel of a car almost ends his life quicker than a shank. His chance encounter with Mia Eddison results in a night of passion, but her brother—his parole officer—catches them together and doesn’t approve.

Mia falls hard for the cocky ex-con, but not because of his chiseled body. She vows to break through his walls and discover his secrets, but never expects those secrets to threaten her life.

When members of an organized crime ring kidnap Mia to force Mason’s return to the gang, he goes up against an old friend to save the woman he loves. Will his sacrifice be enough or will everything fall apart in a blaze of gunfire?

 

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Arresting Jeremiah (Arresting Onyx book 2)

 

When threats escalate, will Jim and Calista succumb, or fight for a love they can’t deny?

 

Blurb

 

Injured Parole Officer Jeremiah “Jim” Borden never expected Calista Barlow, the sassy blonde waitress he’s craved for months, to ring his doorbell. She slips into his heart—and his bed—but he’s obsessed with a gangland investigation that threatens his career and maybe even his life.

Calista doesn’t trust easily, not with a daughter to protect and the stalker who keeps calling her. After her violent ex-boyfriend returns, she finds solace in Jim’s arms.

Jim may have to forego his need for answers to protect the ready-made family he adores, but how will he and Calista escape an unseen enemy that is always one step ahead of them?

 

Add to Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55223686-arresting-jeremiah

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About the Author

 

Amber Daulton is the author of the romantic-suspense series Arresting Onyx and several standalone novellas. Her books are published through The Wild Rose Press, Books to Go Now, and Daulton Publishing, and are available in ebook, print on demand, audio, and foreign language formats.

She lives in North Carolina with her husband and demanding cats.

 

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Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Book Review: The Daughters of Kobani #Kurdishfemalemilitia #middle east


Kindle Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089G63Z4J/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_dp

Five stars! Inspiring story.

I couldn't stop reading this thrilling, fascinating account of the brave women who fought ISIS. These are real women who are not afraid to fight and die for what they believe in--liberating their country from radicals who rape and torture women. The author did a great job of portraying these women fighters and leaders. At times I felt like I was in the middle of battle.

I want to thank the author for writing this book.

Saturday, May 01, 2021

New Book Release: Genie and the Shadow Kings by Gina Manis #adventure #fantasy

Here is May 1st book release from the lovely, talented Gina Manis. Happy Reading!


Genie and the Shadow Kings is a fast-paced adventure from beginning to end. Jump in a new world and take the magic carpet ride.

https://books2read.com/Genieandtheshadowkings



Nothing ever happens in a genie lamp.

I get my kicks watching the parallel worlds that I am thrown in and out of as I serve my masters. All their wishes are the same. Wealth. Power. Fame. I give it to them and move on because my freedom is never their wish.

These newest three masters are different, and it isn’t because they are half Vampire. They did not mean to rub my bottle and have no desire to collect their wishes. Instead, they want to give them to someone else. Who does that?

They drag me through their world, and for the first time, I am in one place long enough to feel human. A desire for a true life awakens in me, and I can taste my freedom in their touch.

What would it be like to be claimed by three? I will use every trick I know to find out.



Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Book Review, NIGHTSHATTER: A Werewolf Thriller (Nightshifter Book 2 of 5) by L.E. Horn

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0871LB5PR/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_dp


Five Stars! A great second book in the series.

This book continues from where book one left off. Liam must find a cure for the wulfan virus that is causing madness. He is infected and doesn't have much time before he goes mad. With his mate's support, he grows strong. Lots of action, suspense, humor, male bonding, and a touch of romance kept me turning the pages. I really like the author's style, too. This is more of a realistic werewolf series rather than a supernatural one, and the rich detail of the transformations was fascinating. Perhaps werewolves are real after all.

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

An erotic retelling of Avalon and King Arthur. White Rose of Avalon #MFRWsteam

 Welcome to another week of steamy excerpts. Enjoy!



Destiny cannot be altered.

With Britannia falling to the Saxon hordes, Morgaine, Queen of the Faeries, has no choice but to make a pact with the Christian monks. She promises to give them a High King who will unite the Britons against the Saxons if he takes a queen from the faery realm. Morgaine hopes this will restore the Goddess faith and return Avalon to its rightful place. She sends Lancelot to guard the future High King, but when a love potion falls into the wrong hands, all seems lost.

Gwenhwyfar is the only hope for the future, but betrayal, revenge, and forbidden love surround her, all of which could send both Britannia and Avalon into ruins.

Grab your copy for the low price of .99 cents https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084S4QC1F

"A friend of mine passed this sweet, eruptive book on to me. This is so colourful! The old characters are all there, but they are incredibly alive, and there are lots of new twists on this classic (desire stirs throughout a lot of the scenes.) Kelley Heckart's writing makes me wish for a
fireplace and a harp in the background."
Written by Tina-Sue Ducross

R-rated Excerpt:

He slid into her from behind like a stallion mounting a mare, thrusting in and out, grabbing on to her hips with both hands. Morgaine reached between her legs and stroked herself. Her juices slid beneath her fingers, laving her bud. Pleasure tingled in her groin, soaring as if borne on wings.

Lancelot’s thrusts grew faster and harder. She moved her pelvis in sync with his wild thrusts and flapped her wings. Morgaine’s body jerked with her climax as Lancelot came in a thunderous roar.

“Ahhh, yes!” He grabbed her hips, pushing himself in as far as he could go.

Sated and relaxed, she pressed her wings flat against her back.

They lay spent on the soft grass, facing each other.

Lancelot brushed her hair back from her face and traced the blue crescent tattooed on her brow. “No other can please me as you can.”

Love shimmered in his dark amber eyes, but she knew he would not stay with her for long. There was a restlessness inside him that could not be tamed. Lancelot was half-faery, but his human side had a stronger pull on him. Restlessness ruled his heart.


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Kelley Heckart

Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

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Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Awakening the Vampire, an erotic vampire romance #MFRWSteam Blog Hop

Welcome to the MFRW Steam Blog Hop. Enjoy all the steamy excerpts from various erotic authors.



R-rated

He pulled away and started undressing me, pulling my T-shirt over my head and then he worked on my pants, sliding them down my hips. I bent and slipped my sneakers, socks, and jeans off, tossing them to the side. I stood before him in my matching red lacy bra and panties. Pure desire and affection softened the light in his eyes to a calm sea with faint, yellow glints of sunlight.

He sat on the edge of the bed and hauled me facedown across his lap. “I think a spanking is in order. One for each time you called me Grandpa, Harry Potter, or Giles.”

I tingled in anticipation for both the pain and the pleasure. Merrick slid my panties down to expose my bare butt, and then he smacked my naked skin with his open palm, the sharp sting of the slap sending pleasurable shivers to my swollen nub. My excitement rose, quickening my pulse, and I let out a breathy moan as he struck me again.

With each of the seven spanks, my clit rubbed against his leather-clad crotch and his erection. That urgent ache for release built inside, and I writhed against his rock-hard penis.

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Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QJYBKXD

Also available in Kindle Unlimited!

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Blurb:

She may be the killer’s next target.

Jessie Henriksen, the cynical lead guitarist of Hecate’s Fury, is convinced Death is stalking her. After all, she wears the Death/Undead rune tattoo. When she discovers her current lover’s mutilated body, his vicious, ritualistic murder thrusts her into the arms of a handsome, mysterious man and into the very destiny she has tried to avoid. Jessie is a Shadow-walker, chosen to protect supernatural creatures.

 

He hunts and kills supernaturals.

Merrick, a hunter and a dhampir, always hunts alone, but a Shadow-walker could help him solve his supernatural case. When he and Jessie team up to stop the killer, neither can deny the rising passion between them. Jessie lowers the barriers Merrick has built around his heart and discovers his dark past. If their love is to bloom and survive, he must convince her he isn’t a heartless killer. And other darkness awaits them, more than just the murderer. Surviving won’t be easy.

Enter the sexy, scary, thrilling world of Shadow-walkers.

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Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

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Saturday, March 06, 2021

Saturday Spankings, Awakening the Vampire #SatSpanks

 


R-rated

He pulled away and started undressing me, pulling my T-shirt over my head and then he worked on my pants, sliding them down my hips. I bent and slipped my sneakers, socks, and jeans off, tossing them to the side. I stood before him in my matching red lacy bra and panties. Pure desire and affection softened the light in his eyes to a calm sea with faint, yellow glints of sunlight.

He sat on the edge of the bed and hauled me facedown across his lap. “I think a spanking is in order. One for each time you called me Grandpa, Harry Potter, or Giles.”

I tingled in anticipation for both the pain and the pleasure. Merrick slid my panties down to expose my bare butt, and then he smacked my naked skin with his open palm, the sharp sting of the slap sending pleasurable shivers to my swollen nub. My excitement rose, quickening my pulse, and I let out a breathy moan as he struck me again.

With each of the seven spanks, my clit rubbed against his leather-clad crotch and his erection. That urgent ache for release built inside, and I writhed against his rock-hard penis.

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Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QJYBKXD

Also available in Kindle Unlimited!

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Short Blurb:

Jessie protects supernaturals. Merrick hunts them. With Death stalking her, surviving won’t be easy. Enter the sexy, scary, thrilling world of Shadow-walkers.

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Kelley Heckart

Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.

https://www.kelleyheckart.com


Check out the entire series!

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Tuesday, February 09, 2021

She never expected to find love or a way back, Awakening, Contemporary, paranormal romance, ghost mystery #MFRWsteam

 


Blurb:

Supernatural meets Rock Star in this exciting new series. More than passion ignites when Kate, rock star/scriptwriter, is trapped in a haunted cabin with the hot Scottish actor playing her hero.

Review:

"Heckart gives fans a contemporary mystery/romance swathed in ethereal veils of secrets, lies, movie scripts, guitar solos, runes, second sight, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and spectral beings. The reader doesn't know where Awakening is guiding them, but the journey is definitely first-class."

Five Hearts! Whiskey & Wit

Buy links: Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H1P9242

Sexy Excerpt:

Kane came up behind me, helped me remove my shirt, and then slid my sweatpants down over my hips. His growing erection pressed into my backside.

      “Nice ink,” he murmured and kissed the half-sleeve scene on my right arm of a wolf head with bright yellow eyes framed by a crescent moon peeking through bare-branched trees and a Celtic knot pattern. Kane brushed his lips over the back of my shoulder, his tongue tracing the feathery-winged faery woman. “And what’s this? A belly ring.”

He stroked around my navel, eliciting pleasant shivers in me, and then tugged on my underwear. I took a deep, shuddering breath and exhaled. Here we go.

His eyes alight with desire, he clasped my hand, helped me into the tub, and climbed in facing me. A thick layer of bubbles floated on top of the water. I tensed and crossed my arms over my naked breasts.

“Relax,” he whispered in a rough voice.

Candlelight flickered over his features, an affectionate light glimmering in his eyes. He stroked my arms, coaxing me to open them. His gentle caresses plus the soothing hot water loosened my muscles and my inhibitions, and I relented. You can do this. When will you ever have another chance to have sex with a hot movie star?

He tugged me onto his lap, and I faced him, straddling his thighs.

“Sorry I didn’t have time for a Brazilian wax.” I waxed my legs but drew a line at my bikini area.

He slipped his hand down between my legs. “Don’t like them. This is much better.”

His caress elicited a tremor. “It’s a wider landing strip,” I murmured.

“And a very fine one it is.” His finger glided over my clit.

I shuddered, my sex quivering. “You must be used to bald eagles.”

       He let out a low chuckle and covered my mouth with his, slipping his finger inside me and sliding his thumb over my clit with skill and confidence. Bursts of pleasure shot though me. This was a man who knew what he wanted and took it. 

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Series blurb:

The five young women of Hecate’s Fury are more than rock stars.

They are Shadow-walkers, chosen to help the supernatural world.

There’s just one problem—no one trained them.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The five young women of Hecate's Fury are more than rock stars... #MFRWSteam

 

Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PGKRZ3W?ref_=dbs_p_mng_rwt_ser_shvlr&storeType=ebooks

Shadow-walkers

The five young women of Hecate’s Fury are more than rock stars.

They are Shadow-walkers, chosen to help the supernatural world.

There’s just one problem. No one trained them.

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Read all five books in this highly rated series:

Awakening, Book 1

Sometimes, the end is really the beginning.

More than passion ignites with Kate, rock star/scriptwriter, is trapped in a haunted cabin with the hot Scottish actor playing her hero.

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Awakening the Wolf, Book 2

She doesn’t believe in love.

Two charming, handsome werewolves vie for her attentions. Both are suspects. As the clues lead to a shocking discovery connected to her past, Cyn realizes she is tied to these werewolves by more than her mystical rune. Even if she opens her heart to love, werewolves are monogamous. She is not.

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Awakening the Vampire, Book 3

She protects supernaturals. He hunts them.

Witnessing a ritualistic murder thrusts Jessie into the arms of a handsome, mysterious hunter/dhampir and into the very destiny she has tried to avoid. When Jessie and Merrick team up to stop the murderer, neither can deny the rising passion between them. With Death stalking her, surviving won’t be easy.

Awakening the Fae, Book 4

Time can’t separate them, but fate can.

Dina, the wild, strong-willed drummer for Hecate’s Fury and wearer of the Gateway rune, is thrust back in time where she meets a tall, handsome faery king. Beneath all the beauty of the aes sidhe city lurks a dark, menacing danger, and nothing is as it seems. Another covets her Shadow-walker and bruja powers. Past and present collide as both males vie for her. Only the power of love and sacrifice can unite her with her true mate.

Awakening the Dragon, Book 5

She barely escaped his blade once, but not his passion.

Ten years ago, Mickey had a one-night stand with the dragon shifter. His ominous reappearance puzzles her, especially since it coincides with a recent string of unsolved murders in L.A. Whether his return is a coincidence or not, she can’t deny the powerful attraction between them. When the Council accuses Savic of the murders, she will defend him, to the death if necessary.

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