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“Under the Dom’s Thrall” by Jorja Lovett (ebook)
This was a free read. It is an erotic, BDSM story. It is very short (as advertised). It was a quick read. I didn’t expect the paranormal angle though.
“Worthy of a Billionaire’s Attention” by Krista Lakes (ebook)
This erotic, BDSM romance featuring two characters who used to be lovers. I enjoyed the relationship between the hero and the heroine and wanted to continue reading about these two. However, I wasn’t up for finding out if this was a serial or not.
“Reclaiming His Submissive” by Eliza Gayle (ebook)
When Harper tells her master that she loves him, he doesn’t respond. Harper believes the relationship is over. However, Alex isn’t about to let her go. This is a short erotic romance. I very much enjoyed it.
“At the Duke’s Wedding” anthology by Caroline Linden, Katharine Ashe, Miranda Neville and Maya Rodale (historical, self-published, June 2013, $2.99, 376pp)
As society gathers at Kingstag Castle for the wedding of the year, matrimony is in the air. But who will be the bride? With swoonworthy lords, witty ladies, eccentric relatives, a gaggle of free-spirited girls, not to mention the world’s best high perch phaeton, it’s a recipe for mayhem — and romance. Award winning, best-selling authors Katharine Ashe, Caroline Linden, Miranda Neville and Maya Rodale serve up delectable Regency fun and a sexy contemporary twist in this anthology of original novellas.
“One Sweet Ride” by Jaci Burton (erotic, Berkley, June 2013, $15.00, 336pp)
Series: A Play-by-Play novel, 6th book
Gray Preston was born into money, but he’s built his racing empire on hard work and muscle. And now that Gray has millions of fans, his senator father sends one of his aides, Evelyn Hill, to elicit Gray’s help in garnering votes for the upcoming national election. Gray wants nothing to do with his estranged father’s campaign, but Evelyn can be pretty persuasive. She’s willing to learn about racing, and maybe even get a little dirty.
“Tempted into Danger” by Melissa Cutler (romantic suspense, Harlequin, June 2013, $5.50, 288pp)
When a simple mission to deliver the beautiful and brilliant Vanessa Crosby to a safe house goes horribly wrong, ICE agent Diego Santero’s life gets complicated. Keeping the anti-crime analyst safe from the notorious mercenaries after her program will put everything he’s worked for at risk.
Relentlessly hunted and not knowing whom to trust, Diego takes Vanessa on the run, deep into the heart of the deadly Panamanian rainforest. Vanessa reminds herself that she’s just another asset to the ruggedly handsome black ops agent…until their intense situation leads to a release of passion neither expected. But even if they make it out alive, how can they ever have a future together?
“One Heart to Win” by Johanna Lindsey (historical, Gallery, June 2013, $26.00, 384pp)
Some young ladies marry for money and social standing, a few lucky ones marry for love, but Tiffany Warren is marrying to end a feud. Honoring her mother’s wishes, Tiffany reluctantly travels west to meet her estranged father and his enemy’s eldest son, rancher Hunter Callahan. Once the Warrens and the Callahans are united by marriage, both clans will stop squabbling over a disputed strip of land. But in the chaos of a train robbery Tiffany seizes a golden opportunity: By assuming the identity of her father’s new housekeeper she can live with the father she never knew and assess his true character, as well as that of the neighboring cowboy to whom she is betrothed. But, too late, Tiffany discovers that the rivalry between the Warrens and the Callahans has escalated when the Callahans steal the Warrens’ “housekeeper” as soon as she steps off the train!
“Losing Herself: Surrender” by Alicia Roberts (ebook)
This is a 77 page story about Emily who finds herself falling for her billionaire, dominant boss. It is steamy, but is the first of two books. While this one was $0.99, the follow-up (“Losing Her Heart: Surrender”) is only 56 pages and is $2.99. To me, these aren’t worth the money, despite a decent story.
“Officer Off Limits” by Tessa Bailey (ebook)
Tessa Bailey is my new favorite author. She knows how to write dominant, alphahole heroes who burn up the sheets with their dirty talk. This is the tale of Story, who rushes to New York after her fiancé dumps her and her estranged father suffers a heart attack. In New York, she meets Daniel, her father’s partner on the police force. The two cannot stay away from each other. Tessa Bailey’s books are steamy. I can’t wait for more from her.
“Isabel’s Awakening” by T.D. Hassett (ebook)
Isabel is a school teacher in an inner-city school who is working hard to finish a graduate program when she meets Thomas, a rock star. I very much enjoyed the relationship between Thomas and Isabel. I did have to suspend my disbelief at how easily Thomas was able to live his life without being mobbed by paparazzi and fans, but found this to be a strong romance.
“Faking It” by Diane Alberts (contemporary, Entangled, March 2013, $2.99, 147pp)
Derek Rory never meant to propose to his best friend's little sister. But when her boss tells a family-oriented investor he's Stephanie's fiancé, Derek can either play along or let her get fired. He's hardly one to turn away from a damsel in distress. If only that damsel wasn't adorable and sexy with a laugh that could melt any cold business mogul’s heart.
When a business proposal becomes a marriage proposal, Stephanie Miller tries to keep it strictly boardroom. But when things get hot under the table, it's all they can do to stay apart. As the tangle of lies drags them deeper into the underhanded world of business politics, Stephanie finds herself in over her head—not just with her job, but with her "fiancé." His eyes are cold, but his kisses light her on fire. If she's not careful, she'll end up faking her way into a real romance.
Today, Carrie Ann Ryan stops by Romance Novel News to talk about Shattered Emotions, the 5th book in her Redwook Pack series which is out on June 18th.
Carrie Ann Ryan interviews her main characters, Maddox and Ellie
Thank you so much for having us today! I’m sitting with Maddox and Ellie from the 5th book in my Redwood Pack series, SHATTERED EMOTIONS. You have no idea how excited I am for this release. You see, Maddox was the brother I loved the most when I was plotting out the series. Yes, I know you’re not supposed to play favorites, but I couldn’t help it in this case. There was just something so secretive about him. Of course, as I wrote his book, I found out his twin, North, was even more secretive but that’s another story altogether. (*cough* North’s book comes out Jan 2014 and is called Hidden Destiny.) I fell in love with the heroine, Ellie, during A Taste for a Mate. She was only a whisper, the girl with the fire in her eyes who watched the demon kill her cousin and twin sister, but she fought back.
That’s the type of fight I wanted to see. Throughout the series people have watched Ellie learn to heal and Maddox break down. People have been rooting for them since the beginning and I’m so, so happy to tell you that their book is here on June 18th.
So let’s get started with the interview!
Title: Flirting Under a Full Moon
Author: Ashlyn Chase
Series: Flirting with Fangs, book 1
Release Date: April 2013
Title: Isabel’s Awakening
Author: T.D. Hassett
Publisher: Liquid Silver
Release Date: April 22, 2013
Price: $4.99 ebook/$9.65 paper
Genre: contemporary with an erotic twist
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