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“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.
RNN 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.
“Slow Surrender” by Cecila Tan (erotic, Forever, April 2013, $3.74, 304pp)
Series: Book one, Struck by Lightning
He pushes her sexual boundaries . . .
On 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.
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.
Books Read: 37
Paper Books Read: 5
Review Books Read: 11
“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.
“Claim Me” by J. Kenner (erotic, Bantam, April 2013, $15.00, 384pp)
Series: Book 2 in the Stark trilogy
For Damien, our obsession is a game. For me, it is fiercely, blindingly, real.
Damien Stark’s need is palpable—his need for pleasure, his need for control, his need for me. Beautiful and brilliant yet tortured at his core, he is in every way my match.
“Own the Wind” by Kristen Ashley (contemporary, Forever, April 2013, $3.79, 448pp)
Series: Chaos, book one
Too hot to handle . . .
Tabitha Allen grew up in the thick of Chaos-the Chaos Motorcycle Club, that is. Her father is Chaos' leader, and the club has always had her back. But one rider was different from the start. When Tabby was running wild, Shy Cage was there. When tragedy tore her life apart, he helped her piece it back together. And now, Tabby's thinking about much more than friendship . . .
“Play With Me” by Alisha Rai (ebook) Buy from Amazon
This erotic novella features a reunion between high school sweethearts. This one is hot and steamy and had the most fascinating use of a pen that I’ve ever read. This isn’t a serial, but seems to be a series about the same couple. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens to Wyatt and Tatiana next.
“The Devil’s Due” by Lora Leigh in “Enthralled” anthology (review copy) Buy from Amazon
This book came in the mail on Monday, and after the bombings at the Boston Marathon, I needed a distraction. Counting spurts in the latest Lora Leigh book seemed like it would be a great distraction. It really was, although I didn’t know it would be the last book I read this week. By the way, this 112 page novella had nine spurts, all love spurts. So, Devil Black rates high on the spurt scale. This one isn't out until July 2, 2013.
“Hero of My Heart” by Megan Frampton (historical, Loveswept, April 2013, $2.99, 264pp)
When Mary Smith’s corrupt, debt-ridden brother drags her to a seedy pub to sell her virtue to the highest bidder, Alasdair Thornham leaps to the rescue. Of course the marquess is far from perfect husband material. Although he is exceedingly handsome, with a perfect, strong body, chiseled jaw, and piercing green eyes, Alasdair is also too fond of opium, preferring delirium to reality. Still, he has come to Mary’s aid, and now she intends to return the favor. She will show him that he is not evil, just troubled.
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