Romance Novel News
“Stay with Me” by Elyssa Patrick (new adult, contemporary, self published, August 2013, $3.99, 277pp)
Series: With Me, book one
Title: Gentling the Cowboy
Author: Ruth Cardello
Publisher: self published
Release Date: September 16, 2013
Series: Texan Nights, book one
“Uncommon Passion” by Anne Calhoun (contemporary, Berkley, September 2013, $15.00, 320pp)
After leaving a restrictive religious community, Rachel Hill is on a mission to divest herself of her virginity. Newly independent and struggling to establish herself, she’s not looking for anything complicated. She bids on sexy SWAT officer Ben Harris at a bachelor auction, confident he’ll give her the night of her life and nothing more.
“Azrael’s Light” by Amy J. Hawthorn (paranormal, Siren, July 2013, $4.50, 117pp)
Series: Demon Runners of Unearth
Azrael longs for a vacation that’s over two hundred years late. Overworked and heartsick, he’s desperate for peace and solitude. Diane, a former goddess, wants nothing to do with the immortal world or its inhabitants. She’s living on Earth, posing as a bartender, and couldn’t be more content. That is, until a tall, dark, and dangerous Soul Runner storms in and turns her world upside down. Azrael’s confused by a beautiful little barmaid who appears to be human, but something’s not quite right. He doesn’t know which frustrates him more, the fact that he doesn’t know who or what she is, or that she’s pulling at his heartstrings with her stubborn chin and the sexiest set of eyes he’s ever seen. But it might not matter when they are called on to prevent the collapse of Unearth and find Lucifer’s lost daughter. Coming from opposite realms with opposing needs, will the two immortals find more than they bargained for?
Books Read: 38
Paper Books Read: 5
Review Books Read: 19
“Bound by Him” by Red Garnier (ebook)
I adore this cracktastic series. It is so out there. In this one, billionaire Andrew finally comes home after years away. He comes home for Whitney who he loves. Whitney isn’t so thrilled though because Andrew simply left her alone for years with no word. Of course, Andrew was in jail for having protected Whitney. Red Garnier writes the best WTF, crack reads.
“An Angel Exposed” by Peyton Elizabeth (ebook)
I can’t stop reading this series about people who contract with a company called Safeword, LLC to find perfect mates. This service caters to two dominant men looking for one submissive female. I’m fascinated by the fact that there seem to be no shortage of people looking for this unique arrangement. This was a strong entry into the series.
“The Accidental Submissive” by Leah J. Michaels (ebook)
I read this one because of the title. How does one get to be an accidental submissive? Well Karen delivers some jewelry to an exclusive hotel named the Mansion. Someone convinces her to stay the night. She ends up in the room of a submissive who is to be auctioned off. This is how she ends up on the auction block, purchased by a known sadist. The hotel’s manager steps in. I enjoyed the romance and the exploration of D/s between the couple. I wasn’t as into the suspense/murder plot as much though.
“Glitterland” by Alexis Hall (contemporary, m/m, Riptide, August 2013, $6.99, 248pp)
The universe is a glitterball I hold in the palm of my hand.
Once the golden boy of the English literary scene, now a clinically depressed writer of pulp crime fiction, Ash Winters has given up on love, hope, happiness, and—most of all—himself. He lives his life between the cycles of his illness, haunted by the ghosts of other people’s expectations.
“The Couple Who Fooled the World” by Maisey Yates (contemporary, Harlequin Presents, June 2013, $4.99, 192pp)
The true meaning of keep your enemies close…
Most women would kill to be on Ferro Calvaresi's arm. The enigmatic Italian is one of the richest men in the world and at the top of his business game. Julia Anderson is not most women. She's as rich as Ferro and twice as hungry.
“Choose Your Shot” by Christine d’Abo (erotic, Carina, August 2013, $3.99, variable length)
Series: part of Long Shots
Come explore the newer, naughtier Maverick's, where you are in control of the story.
It's been a year since the decadent BDSM club was gutted in a fire. Tegan has scored an invitation to the grand reopening, where she can finally indulge the needs she's ignored for too long. On her wicked wish list: a thorough spanking, adventurous playmates and complete erotic satisfaction.
“Smoking Holt” by Sabrina York (ebook)
In this erotic romance, Bella and Holt finally hook up after years of dancing around an intense attraction. The problem is that Holt is a Dom and Bella doesn’t think she is submissive. The back and forth between Bella and Holt is well done. I loved their negotiating. I also found this to be a very hot book.
“No Dress Required” by Cari Quinn (ebook)
This is a cute romance about a woman who plans to seduce her best friend’s older brother. Her plans go awry when she is carjacked. This is a short one, but a fun read.
“Naked Sushi” by Jina Bacarr (ebook, review copy, NetGalley)
Review to come
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