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necessaryrestorationsNecessary Restorations by Kate Canterbary (contemporary, selfpublished, April 2015, $2.99, 315pp)

 

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Series: The Walshes, book three

 

Summary:
They liked to call me names. Manwhore. Slut. Player. But I make wrong look so right…

 

PetalsAndThorns-683x1024See the new cover for Jeffe Kennedy's Petals & Thorns

 

 

In exchange for her father’s life, Amarantha agrees to marry the dreadful Beast and be his wife for seven days. Though the Beast cannot take Amarantha’s virginity unless she begs him to, he can and does take her in every other way. From the moment they are alone together, the Beast relentlessly strips Amarantha of all her resistance.

           

If Amarantha can resist her cloaked and terrifying husband, she gains his entire fortune and will be allowed to return to her family and a normal life. But the Beast seduces her at every turn, exposing, binding, tormenting, and pleasuring Amarantha until she no longer knows her own deepest desires. Increasingly desperate to break the curse that chains his humanity, the Beast drives Amarantha past every boundary. But her desire for a normal life may jeopardize the love that will save them both.

 

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Monday, 20 April 2015 17:54

Review: Taken by Charlotte Stein

takenTaken by Charlotte Stein (erotic, Avon Impulse, April 2015, $2.99, 99pp)

 

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Series: Under the Skin, book three

 

Summary:
It was just a prank I didn't want to be a part of. I never meant to hurt anyone, least of all Johann Weir. You wouldn't know that he sells literature for a living. He has these wild eyes—eyes that light something up in me—and he must be twice as big as I am, with strong, warm hands. Hands I try not to imagine everywhere.

 

gaydinoGay Dinosaur Billionaire Adventures with Bigfoot and  Friends! anthology by Jezebel Lixxx, Nikolaus Sparx, Foofla La Pluge, Arabella Snark, and Crystal Lattis (m/m, dinoporn, Excessica Publishing, April 2015, $2.99, 97pp)

 

Review:

If you’ve ever wondered about dino porn, Gay Dinosaur Billionaire Adventures with Bigfoot and Friends! is a great place to start. This anthology contains five stories from five different authors - all with a different spin on dinosaur love. There is something for everyone here - okay, maybe not for everyone, but there are many laughs to be had, along with some feel-good love stories.

 

Sunday, 05 April 2015 18:55

Review: Deep by Kylie Scott

deepDeep by Kylie Scott (contemporary, St. Martins Griffin, March 2015, $14.99, 271pp)

 

Series: Stage Dive, book 4

 

Summary:
Positive. With two little lines on a pregnancy test, everything in Lizzy Rollins' ordinary life is about to change forever. And all because of one big mistake in Vegas with Ben Nicholson, the irresistibly sexy bass player for Stage Dive. So what if Ben's the only man she's ever met who can make her feel completely safe, cherished, and out of control with desire at the same time? Lizzy knows the gorgeous rock star isn't looking for anything more permanent than a good time, no matter how much she wishes differently.

 

Saturday, 04 April 2015 15:36

Review: Seven Days by Ariel Atwell

SevenDaysSeven Days by Ariel Atwell (erotic, historical, Loose Id, March 2015, $5.99, 205pp)

 

Series: Cavanaugh Trilogy, book 1 (stand alone HEAs)

 

Summary:
When her dissolute husband dies after being shot in another woman’s bed, Catherine Corvedale, Countess of Bewleton, discovers that the family’s once formidable fortune has been utterly depleted and she stands to lose everything that matters to her, including her young son. She throws herself on the mercy of the one man who can save her--her late husband’s cousin, the Marquess of Huntley.

 

CourtesanDuchessThe Courtesan Duchess by Joanna Shupe (historical. Zebra, April 2015, $7.99, 352pp)

 

Series: Wicked Deceptions, book 1

 

Summary:
Can a bold-faced lie lead to everlasting love? One by one, the impetuous heroines in the Wicked Deceptions series intend to find out, each in her unique way...

 

How to seduce an estranged husband--and banish debt!--in four wickedly improper, shockingly pleasurable steps...

 

Friday, 03 April 2015 20:52

Jennifer's March 2015 Reads

midnightskissMonthly Totals:

Books Read: 28

Ebooks Read: 24

Paper Books Read: 4

Review Books Read: 15

Re-read: 1

 

Sunday, 22 March 2015 19:07

My Clean Reader App Experience

IMG 7105Caution: This post contains a whole host of words that some might consider profanities.

 

I’m never entirely sure why I do the things that I do, but when I heard about the release of the Clean Reader app I had to find out more. The app is billed as a way to stop the display of profanity in ebooks - “read books, not profanity” is their slogan. Mostly horrified by the idea, I decided that I needed to experience the app to find out if my horror was justified. There is an app for iOS devices, so I immediately went to iTunes and downloaded the free app. I then set out to discover more . . . .

 

I do want to say that I don’t really care what a reader does with a book. A reader has a right not to want to read books with profanity in them. I personally think the best way to deal with this is to not buy the offensive books. But again, I understand this isn’t always possible as books do not come with warning labels about everything someone might find offensive. Also, the app seemed to be designed in order to give parents the ability to filter their children’s books. Again, I think parents have that right. As a result, the idea of an app that allows a reader to control what is displayed does not offend me. Yet, I have several issues with the Clean Reader app.

 

After I downloaded the app, I started searching for romance novels - and was surprised to find there was a large collection. I mean romance novels have sex and well, words used to describe sex seem like they could be considered profane. But after having browsed the Clean Reader store, I found that there do not appear to be any romance novels that are tagged with the erotic or erotic tag. The genres that are available are African American, Collections & Anthologies, Contemporary, Fantasy, Gay, Historical, Lesbian, Military, Multicultural & Interracial, New Adult, Paranormal, Romantic Comedy, Science Fiction, Suspense, Time Travel, and Western. The catalog seems to be built off of Inktera’s ebook collection (http://www.inktera.com). As a side note, Inktera’s romance genres mirror those in the Clean Reader app except that Inktera does sell erotic romance.

 

Sunday, 22 March 2015 12:18

Review: The List by Anne Calhoun

TheListThe List by Anne Calhoun (erotic, Berkley, March 2015, 336pp)

 

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Summary:
Who’s on top?

 

Matchmaker and stationery shop owner Matilda Davies brings people together. For those on her list, Tilda will find the man or woman of their dreams—whether it’s for an hour or a lifetime. But due to a painful past, the British expat has never put her own name on the list. Instead, she limits herself to emotionless and commitment-free hookups. Then she meets Daniel, who wants not just her body, but also her heart…

 

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