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Tuesday, 16 October 2012 11:07

Review: Return to Sender

returntosender_msr1-182x300“Return to Sender” by Annabeth Albert (erotic, Ellora’s Cave, October 2012, $5.60, 62pp)

Jack Donovan and Bree Hendricks have been in hot competition since their school days, whether it’s tussling over the best apartment or bickering over local leash laws. Bree never turns down a challenge, so when her new toy in its brown paper packaging is delivered to Jack’s doorstep by mistake, he seizes this perfect opportunity to make her act on the long-simmering attraction between them.

Bree is determined to set a good example for her teenage daughter, and that means no flirting, no flings and definitely no one-night stands. But a bout of saucy cybersex demonstrating her new dildo? There’s no danger in that. Unless Bree allows her heart to become involved…


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Monday, 16 April 2012 14:27

Review: Collision

Collision“Collision” by Cassandra Carr (erotic, Ellora’s Cave, April 2012, $7.50, 143pp)


Series: Buckin’ Bull Riders

  1. “Impact” – Connor & Jessica
  2. “Collision” – Brady & Leah
  3. “Momentum” – Marco (to be released sometime in the future)


Olympic medal winning figure skater Leah Fitzpatrick, dubbed “The Ice Queen”, is on the downslope of her career when she finds herself roped into a joint promo gig on the professional bull riders’ tour. She’s paired with “The King of Rodeo”, Brady Parrish, and although his looks could stop traffic, she’s got a future to worry about that doesn’t leave room for knocking boots with the sexy rider. No matter how hot he is.


Brady is at the top of his profession. He’s living the good life, and has no idea anything is missing until the cool Leah comes along. He sees something in her that hints at an underlying fire, and sets out to prove her nickname wrong. In the midst of their steamy affair, he falls hard. Blindsided by the potent combination of Leah’s beauty and vulnerability, Brady is determined to melt “The Ice Queen’s” heart.


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Wednesday, 01 February 2012 21:27

Review: Impact

Impact“Imapact” by Cassandra Carr (erotic, Ellora’s Cave, February 2011, $7.50, 114pp): Connor Raub is a professional bull rider and also a Dom. However, he only indulges his dominant tendencies at an exclusive BDSM club afraid that the conservative people and sponsors in the world of bull riding wouldn’t understand his personal lifestyle choices. Yet, he is intrigued by the new girl working with the tour, Jessica Talbot and has a hard time restraining his desires.


Jessica is of course a submissive, one who has lusted after Connor since seeing him engaged in a scene at his club. She is flattered when Connor expresses interest in her, but then disappointed when he balks at indulging in kink. He adamantly believes that they need to keep their relationship vanilla because of his career.


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Wednesday, 25 January 2012 21:30

Review: Doubled

doubled_msr“Doubled” by Charlotte Stein (erotic, m/f/m, Ellora’s Cave, January 2012, $6.50, 222kb): What do you get when two hot twins want their female friend to prove that she can tell them apart? If you throw in a blindfold, you get “Doubled,” Charlotte Stein’s latest erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave. This one is intensely erotic, right from the moment the blindfold comes out and never lets up. While the conflicts seemed a bit immature (possibly due to the fact the characters are still in college), the sex is anything but.


One night while Bobbi is hanging out with the twins, Sebastian and Tobias, she gets caught up in a challenge to prove how good she is at telling them apart. When they can’t fool her, the two men bring out a blindfold to take the game to a new level. Bobbi can’t quite tell the difference from their kisses and touches. Sebastian and Tobias take the opportunity to show her how much they want her. While Bobbi has been harboring romantic feelings for her best friends, she has been hesitant to act on them because she could never choose between the two. Of course, they aren’t asking her to choose; they want to share her.


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Tuesday, 10 January 2012 14:33

Review: Take Me at the Ballgame

TakeMeattheBallgame“Take Me at the Ballgame” by Cassandra Carr (contemporary, Ellora’s Cave, January 2012, $1.99, quickie): When Ellora’s Cave announced a new line of erotic novels for men, I was curious. What would the difference be? The only hint that I found was in the submission guidelines at Ellora’s Cave:

Stories written specifically for our male readers.

We are now accepting submissions (see submission instructions in the Author Information brochure).

~ 7,000 to 30,000 words

~ May contain relationships, but should focus more on the sex than the romance; Romantica is fine, Exotika is also encouraged

~ Realistic wording and dialogue for male characters (not the language women WISH men spoke); this extends to the male narrative

~ Written from male POV preferred

~ Should be aimed at male sexual fantasies (what men think of when they get off)
~ More of what men want or need from women: sex, love, acceptance, admiration, dirty talk; less of what they don't need (judgment, drama, expectation of anticipating woman's needs)


* Examples include, but are in no way limited to:

- Women taking the initiative during sex

- Female pursuit of the man

- Voyeurism of female/female sex (as well as F/M/F and F/F/M themes)

- Risky sexual situations or locations; a sense of the forbidden (e.g. the boss's mistress, the maid, the college professor, sex in public, etc.)


(from: http://www.jasminejade.com/t-writerscircle.aspx)

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