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Monday, 15 October 2012 18:56

Review: Hold 'Em

Hold-Em-med“Hold ‘Em” by Katie Porter (erotic, Samhain, September 2012, $5.50, 271pp)




Series: Book 3 of the Vegas Top Gun series


Daughter of a world-famous motocross champion, and head-on competitor with three brothers, Captain Leah "Princess" Girardi was born with a need for speed. No one tells her what to do, especially not men with chauvinistic "girls can't be fighter pilots" attitudes.

Katie-Porter-300x237Romance Novel News is excited to host erotic romance author Katie Porter for a guest post on Creating Different Heroes. Katie Porter, who is a writing team (authors Carrie Lofty and Lorelie Brown) is also giving away a copy of one of her books.

Jennifer recommends Katie Porter’s books, especially “Inside Bet.”

Creating Very Different Heroes…
By Katie Porter

Setting out to write the Vegas Top Guns series, we knew there were some possible pitfalls. Well, maybe not even pitfalls. Distractions? Hot fighter pilots. Alpha men doing needing kinky respite from their dangerous day job. We could have so easily made them all kind of alike and loved every moment of it. Who wouldn’t love writing about that growly, protective, burly kind of man? But on the other hand, when we sat down to write these books, they were pure entertainment between other contracts. Why not experiment also?

“Until There Was You” by Jessica Scott (ebook, review copy)
See review


“Creed” by Kristen Ashley (ebook)
This is the second book in Ashley’s Unfinished Heroes series. Creed is the hero who is brought back into Sylvie’s life by Knight – the cracktastic hero of “Knight.” These books have to be read to be believed. I am definitely a big fan.


“Halloween Submission” by Bonnie Bliss (ebook)
This is part of the Holiday Dom series by Bliss. I bought this one because of the series title (I read the 4th of July one which wasn’t my favorite) because I find the placement of the words holiday and dom a bit incongruent. It makes me chuckle. In this one, Tom's best friend Richard and sister Millie set up Tom and Lucy at a play party. I found this an okay read, although got irritated with Tom’s reaction to finding out that he had played roughly with Lucy, the woman he wants to “date.” I a little want bit wanted to smack him.


stygianslgFrom the moment that I read my first Lora Leigh book, I was hooked. She writes some incredibly dominant heroes who I often want to knock some sense into. However, I can’t resist them. I don’t even mind that some of her books may have timeline/continuity issues or grammatical errors. Her stories speak to me, and I relish the opportunity to read each new book. And to be honest, I relish the opportunity to re-read them as well.


Now, Lora Leigh has all sorts of signature devices in her books. Most of her heroes find they don’t truly connect to their women until they can express their love anally. There are often lots and lots of candy references a la “I’m going to eat you up like the sweetest candy” along with comparisons of nipples to fruit (nipples as tight berries, etc). Oh yeah, and most of her heroines are waxed smooth for their men. And again, I love these facets of Leigh’s writing that absolutely identify her words as her own. I actively look for them in each book and smile when I find them.


Wednesday, 10 October 2012 20:23

Review: Calling the Shots

CallingTheShotsmed“Calling the Shots” by Christine d’Abo (erotic, Carina, October 2012, $4.99, 68,000words)




Series: Book 4 in the Long Shot series


He's had a wild ride, and now sex club owner Josh Scott is looking for a change of scene. But first, he's determined to bring two friends together, and he's willing to be a third wheel to move things along...


Tuesday, 09 October 2012 19:29

Review: Until There Was You

until_there_was_you“Until There Was You” by Jessica Scott (contemporary, Random House Digital, October 2012, $2.99, 250pp)


A by-the-book captain with a West Point background, Captain Evan Loehr refuses to mix business with pleasure--except for an unguarded instance years ago when he succumbed to the deep sensuality of redheaded beauty Claire Montoya. From that moment on, though, Evan has been at odds with her, through two deployments to Iraq and back again. But when he is asked to train a team prepping for combat alongside Claire, battle-worn Evan is in for the fight of his life.

Strong, gutsy, and loyal, Captain Claire Montoya has worked hard to earn the rank on her chest. In Evan, Claire sees a rigid officer who puts the rules before everything else--including his people. When the mission forces them together, Claire soon discovers that there is more to Evan than meets the eye. He's more than the rank on his chest; he's a man with dark secrets and deep longings. For all their differences, Evan and Claire share two crucial passions: their country and each other.


Monday, 08 October 2012 10:11

Book Picks for This Week - October 8, 2012

until_there_was_youJessica Scott’s “Until There Was You” – I have a review copy of this one that I haven’t gotten a chance to read. I will be reading it next, however as I very much enjoyed Scott’s debut book “Because of You.”


Jamie Brenner’s “The Gin Lovers #1” – I’ve read the first two installments of this series and while I’m not a big fan of historicals set during the Prohibition, I’m very curious about this series.


Christine d’Abo’s “Calling the Shots” – I’ve been waiting for Josh’s story since d’Abo first introduced him in “Double Shot” (was that only a year ago??). Josh was the third in a ménage in “Double Shot,” but he got too emotionally involved. Now, he finds his own happily ever after with Beth and Oliver. This one is a fabulous read. I highly recommend it!


Monday, 08 October 2012 08:40

Author Interview: Jamie Brenner

Gin-Lovers-1-coverToday, RNN is pleased to host Jamie Brenner, author of the serial novel, “The Gin Lovers” - a Prohibition set historical romance, for an interview.


Q: Your upcoming release, "The Gin Lovers" is a serialized romance for St. Martins set amidst "the backdrop of Prohibition and the rise of the Jazz Age." Can you tell us a bit more about the story?

A: The Gin Lovers is, at its heart, a story about a woman who suddenly questions her choices.


Charlotte’s marriage was a “safe” choice, she follows all the rules – but the rules are changing dramatically. She looks around her and sees women taking risks, making their own choices, and living lives that have nothing to do with having a proper marriage. And she wonders if she is missing out. Then, once her eyes are more open to the world around her, she discovers that her “safe” husband is not who he appears to be.

“Forbidden Desire” by Jodie Griffin (ebook, review copy)
Review to come.


“For Keeps” by Karen Booth (ebook)
I won this book from the author. It features Allie and her much younger neighbor Cooper. I thought this a very strong story. The author did a great job portraying the age difference, as Cooper seemed much more immature than Allie. I was very caught up in the story and couldn’t wait to see how she resolved the age conflict and gave them their HEA (very nicely).


“Laid Open” by Lauren Dane (ebook)
Erin, Todd and Ben are one of my favorite committed threesomes, so I was so excited when Lauren Dane announced she would be revisiting them with a novella. This is a fabulous read that any fans of Dane’s Brown’s series must read.


Wednesday, 03 October 2012 19:40

Review: Seven Nights in a Rogue's Bed

seven_nights_in_rogues_bed_US“Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed” by Anna Campbell (historical, Grand Central, October 2012, $5.99, 416pp)


Series: Book 1 in the Sons of Sins series



Desperate to save her sister's life, Sidonie Forsythe has agreed to submit herself to a terrible fate: Beyond the foreboding walls of Castle Craven, a notorious, hideously scarred scoundrel will take her virtue over the course of seven sinful nights. Yet instead of a monster, she encounters a man like no other. And during this week, she comes to care for Jonas Merrick in ways that defy all logic-even as a dark secret she carries threatens them both.


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