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“Claimed for the Master’s Pleasure” by Jan Bowles (ebook)
I would have enjoyed this book more had the premise not involved the hero blackmailing the heroine into being his submissive. Jack and Lia were actually quite good together, but I couldn’t get over the fact that Lia’s deceased father owed Jack a significant amount of money – and that this played a major role in their relationship.
“Master of Submission” by Jan Bowles (ebook)
I felt that this was a much stronger book than “Claimed for the Masters’ Pleasure.” Emma is trying to find her missing friend and ends up at Club Submission. Zane meets Emma there and is very attracted to her. The two begin to explore a relationship which is complicated her friend’s murder. There was a nice mix of suspense, romance and sex in this one.
“A Heir of Deception” by Beverley Kendall (ebook, review copy)
“Anything But Vanilla” by Madelynne Ellis (erotic, Mischief, April 2012, $7.99, 221pp)
Why settle for just one man?
Kara North is on the run. Fleeing from her controlling fiancé and a wedding she never wanted, she accepts the chance offer of refuge on wild, rocky Liddell Island, where she soon catches the eye of the island's owner, erotic photographer Ric Liddell. Wickedly sexy by day and just plain wicked by night, Ric rules his domain like a feudal lord. He's used to getting what he wants, without any commitment, and just when Kara thinks she has him hooked, he hides behind a cool, dispassionate mask.
“Lyon’s Bride” by Cathy Maxwell (historical, Avon, May 2012, $7.99, 384pp)
Series: The Chattan Curse
- “Lyon’s Bride” – Thea Martin & Neal Chattan, Lord Lyon
- “The Scottish Witch” – Harry Chattan (to be released in November of 2012)
- “The Devil’s Heart” – Margaret Chattan (to be released in early 2013)
"When a Chattan male falls in love, strike his heart with fire from above..."
They call him Lord Lyon, proud, determined— and cursed. He is in need of a bride, but if he falls in love, he dies. His fervent hope is that by marrying— and having a son—without love, perhaps he can break the curse's chains forever.
Enter beautiful Thea Martin—a duke's headstrong, errant daughter and society's most brilliant matchmaker. Years ago, she and Lyon were inseparable, until he disappeared from her life without a word. Now she is charged with finding Lyon's bride—a woman he cannot love for a man Thea could love too well.
“An Heir of Deception” by Beverley Kendall (historical, self-published, April 2012, $4.99)
Series: The Elusive Lords
- “Sinful Surrender” – Millicent “Missy” Armstrong & James Rutherford
- “A Taste of Desire” – Lady Amelia Bertram & Thomas Armstrong
- “All’s Fair in Love & Seduction” – Miss Elizabeth Smith & Viscount Derek Creswell (novella)
- “An Heir of Deception” – Alex Cartwright & Charlotte
“Paris in Love” by Eloisa James (memoir, Random House, April 2012, $26.00, 273pp)
In 2009, New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James took a leap that many people dream about: she sold her house, took a sabbatical from her job as a Shakespeare professor, and moved her family to Paris. Paris in Love: A Memoir chronicles her joyful year in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
With no classes to teach, no committee meetings to attend, no lawn to mow or cars to park, Eloisa revels in the ordinary pleasures of life—discovering corner museums that tourists overlook, chronicling Frenchwomen's sartorial triumphs, walking from one end of Paris to another. She copes with her Italian husband's notions of quality time, her two hilarious children, ages eleven and fifteen, as they navigate schools—not to mention puberty—in a foreign language, and her mother-in-law Marina's raised eyebrow in the kitchen (even as Marina overfeeds Milo, the family dog).
“The Domino Tattoo” by Cyrian Amberlake (ebook)
I read this book based on a recommendation from author Portia Da Costa. It is erotica rather than erotic romance and follows one woman’s strange sexual journey. What I liked best about this story is the psychological aspects. Josephine is having some difficulties after her divorce and goes to a family doctor for help. She is sent on a journey without ever really knowing what exactly is happening. This book is a great read, and I will be reading the next two books in the series. Big thanks to Portia Da Costa for the recommendation!
“The Virgin’s Revenge” by Dee Tenorio (ebook, review copy)
This book releases on July 3rd, 2012, review to come. But as a hint, this is a great read! My first Dee Tenorio, but not my last.
“Wicked Teacher” by Elizabeth Lapthorne (ebook)
In this erotic romance, a couple engages in some steamy role playing. The heroine plays wayward student to the hero’s stern teacher. Some readers may want to be aware of the role playing, as the student/teacher dynamic does flirt with non-consensuality. I enjoyed this story and think that it was quite well done. Lapthorne sets the scene for the role playing masterfully. This is a very hot read.
“A Lady’s Revenge” by Tracey Devlyn (historical, Sourcebooks, April 2012, $6.99, 448pp)
- “A Lady’s Revenge” – Cora deBeau & Guy Trevelyan
- “Checkmate My Lord” – Lord Somerton, Sebastian Danvers & Lauren Ashcroft (to be released early 2013)
- Untitled – Ethan deBeau & Samantha Hunt (to be released fall 2013)
A British agent flees her French captor’s torturous dungeon and falls in love with the decoder responsible for her imprisonment.
British agent Cora deBeau has spent the last three years seducing secrets from the most hardened of French spies while searching for her parents’ killer. When her latest assignment goes awry, she suffers at the hands of her French captor until Guy Trevelyan, the Earl of Helsford and master cryptographer, saves her during a daring rescue. Scarred and wary of men, Cora shies away from the one man who could heal her savaged heart.
After rescuing Cora from a French dungeon, Guy discovers it was one of his deciphered messages that led to her captivity. Guy strives to earn her forgiveness while outwitting their enemy. But will he find the scars on her wounded soul run too deep?
“The Witness” by Nora Roberts (romantic suspense, Putnam, April 2012, $27.95, 496pp)
Daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever.
“Paris in Love” by Eloisa James (review copy)
Review to come
“Bared to You” by Sylvia Day (ebook, review copy, NetGalley)
"Collision" by Cassandra Carr (ebook, review copy)
“Collision” by Cassandra Carr (erotic, Ellora’s Cave, April 2012, $7.50, 143pp)
Series: Buckin’ Bull Riders
- “Impact” – Connor & Jessica
- “Collision” – Brady & Leah
- “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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