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“A Hot Mess” by Christy Gissendaner (ebook)
I enjoyed this story about a woman who is dumped by her fiancé in Vegas. She calls her old friend Dylan to come rescue her – and their relationship takes a new turn.

 

“The Submissive” by Tara Sue Me (review copy)
I’m pondering this one. I don’t think it was my favorite story. I had a hard time warming up to the hero. I felt he was rather removed and somewhat unfeeling. However, I was caught up in the story enough that I think I will have to read the next two stories in the trilogy.

 

“His Risk to Take” by Tessa Bailey (ebook, review copy, NetGalley)
A review of this title, out on May 13, will be coming. However, Tessa Bailey is the most recent author added to my “Must Buy” list. She has a knack for writing heroes who are very dirty talkers.

 

Wednesday, 08 May 2013 18:41

Review: Ours to Love

Ours to Love“Ours to Love” by Shayla Black (erotic, Berkley, May 2013, $16.00, 400pp)

 

Series: Wicked Lovers

 

Summary:
Between two brothers…

Xander Santiago spent years living it up as a billionaire playboy. Never given a chance to lead his family business in the boardroom, he became a master in the bedroom instead. His older brother, Javier, inherited the company and worked tirelessly to make it an empire. But while cutthroat corporate espionage took its toll on Javier, nothing was as devastating as the seemingly senseless murder of his wife. It propelled him into a year of punishing rage and guilt…until Xander came to his rescue.

CovetThyNeighborToday, RNN hosts L.A. Witt for a guest post about Writing the Rainbow - or both heterosexual and gay romance.

 

Writing the Rainbow

By: L.A. Witt

I’m one of those authors who writes both hetero[sexual] and gay romances. Also some bisexual, transgender, and lesbian stories in there, but my work is predominantly either hetero or gay.

 

Writing on those two sides of the sexuality fence is interesting to say the least. There are things that will be an issue in one genre, but not another. Homophobia as a central issue, for example. Concern about unintended pregnancies. Sexual identity will usually be addressed differently (i.e., a straight man isn’t generally going to be wrestling with, trying to hide, or actively otherwise concerned about the fact that he’s interested in women).

 

Straddling the LineRNN is pleased to host Sarah M. Anderson for the Book Trailer Reveal for The Bolton Brothers: Brick by Brick!

 

Yes, some people pay money for book trailers from trained professionals who know what they’re doing. And some people (I’m looking at you, Tessa Dare!) make them with their daughters’ Barbies.

 

I’m not like those people. I’m too cheap to pay for trailers and I have a son—no Barbies.

 

Which means one thing. I have Legos. Lots and lots of Legos.

 

TakeMeBreakMe“Take Me, Break Me” by Cari Silverwood (ebook)
This book is a tough one to read. It features a heroine who asks her current friend Klaus (and former lover) to fulfill her capture fantasy and keep her captive for a month. It begins as a fantasy that Jodie constructs and controls. However when she tells Klaus that he is too nice to make the fantasy work, things change. Klaus discovers a brutal and sadistic side. This book is a serious mindfuck – mostly for Klaus who has difficulty dealing with what he learns about himself. I think the story is very well written. It is also a story that I can’t quite get out of my head.

 

“Bound by Pleasure” by Morticia Knight (ebook)
Um, this one was not my thing. It is much more pornographic than romantic.

 

CarrieAnnRyanRNN is pleased to host author Carrie Ann Ryan who stops by to talk about Finding the Balance. Ryan's latest release is "Her Warriors' Three Wishes."

 

From Carrie Ann Ryan: Finding the Balance

So, tell me, how can you find the balance between three people in a romance? I love reading and writing ménages where the focus is on the romance, rather than just where the parts go. *blushes* Yes, that’s an important part too, but I like the relationships. When I started out writing my first ménage romance, Trinity Bound, I wanted to make sure that my triad worked as a group of three where any of them could be the “center”. No, still not talking position guys. *wink* I also wanted to be able to look at each “duo” within the triad and find common ground and attraction.

 

Thursday, 02 May 2013 20:05

Review: Slow Surrender

slow surrender“Slow Surrender” by Cecila Tan (erotic, Forever, April 2013, $3.74, 304pp)

 

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Series: Book one, Struck by Lightning

 

Summary:
He pushes her sexual boundaries . . .

Tuesday, 30 April 2013 20:05

Ours to Love Feature & Giveaway

OursToLoveOn May 7, Shayla Black releases “Ours to Love,” the latest installment in her Wicked Lovers series. Want to win a copy? Read on to find out more.

 

Book Description:
Between two brothers…
Xander Santiago spent years living it up as a billionaire playboy. Never given a chance to lead his family business in the boardroom, he became a Master in the bedroom instead. His older brother inherited the company and worked tirelessly to make it an empire. But while the cutthroat corporate espionage took its toll on Javier, nothing was as devastating as the seemingly senseless murder of his wife. It propelled him into a year of punishing rage and guilt…until Xander came to his rescue.

 

Tuesday, 30 April 2013 19:34

Jennifer's April 2013 Reads

Monthly Totals:
Books Read: 37
Ebooks Read:32
Paper Books Read: 5
Review Books Read: 11
Re-Reads: 5
DNF: 1

“Her Twin Wilde Cowboy Masters” by Chloe Lang (ebook)
Brothers sharing a woman is such an odd thing. I find it creepy, yet I can’t stop reading about it. I bought this one expecting it to be a crack read to help get me out of a reading slump, and boy did it live up to my expectations.

 

“Seven Night Stand” by Nicole Helm (ebook, review copy)     
Review to come.

 

“Forged in Steele” by Maya Banks (ebook, review copy)
This one isn’t out until the end of June.

 

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