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Tuesday, 29 January 2013 12:53

Review: One Good Earl Deserves a Lover

EarlCoverpink-177x300“One Good Earl Deserves a Lover” by Sarah MacLean (historical, Avon, February 2013, $7.99, 384pp)

 

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Series: The Rule of Scoundrels, book 2

 

Summary:
Lady Philippa Marbury is . . . odd

 

Monday, 28 January 2013 20:14

Book Picks for the Week of January 28, 2013

Miranda Baker’s “Power Trip” (Samhain) Buy from Amazon
This story is very, very different. It is a paranormal, erotic romance about a group of genetically altered people who each have special talents. The hero conducts electricity – a serious current. The heroine is one of the few people he can actually touch. This story is fantastically sexy with a kinky and edgy bent. It is a great read. I can’t wait to read more stories in this world.

 

Anne Barton’s “When She Was Wicked” (Grand Central) Buy from Amazon
A heroine blackmailer in a historical romance? I am so there.

 

Manda Collins’ “How to Entice an Earl” (St. Martins) Buy from Amazon
I am a huge fan of this historical romance series by Collins (the Ugly Ducklings). I haven’t read this one yet, but plan to as soon as possible.

 

every good boy“A Little Harmless Fantasy” by Melissa Schroeder (ebook)
Maura has the hots for her ex, Zeke and Rory. Unfortunately, Zeke couldn’t fulfill Maura’s desire to be dominated in the bedroom. Zeke has moved on and is now dating Rory. However when the trio travel to Hawaii, Zeke and Rory scheme to seduce Maura – and Rory schemes to fulfill Maura’s sexual needs. This is a very sexy m/m/f erotic romance and a great addition to Schroeder’s Harmless series.

 

“Power Trip” by Miranda Baker (ebook, review copy)
Review to come

 

“When in Paris” by Beverley Kendall (ebook, review copy)
See review

 

Sunday, 27 January 2013 15:38

Pick Your Own Adventures: Yea or Nay?

PickYourPleasure-FINAL-final-682x1024I remember reading some of these pick-your-adventure books many years ago. I’m not sure I loved the stories, but I did enjoy the act of choosing what happens next and flipping to the next section. I wouldn’t say that I was enamored of the concept especially as I felt compelled to read every option given by the author in case I made a bad choice. Seriously, I was incapable of reading just one scenario.

 

I was fascinated when I started to see references to this pick-your-own-adventure style of book coming back, in erotic romances most notably. Jayne Rylon recently released one titled “Pick Your Pleasure,” and I could not resist. The story was something that interested me, and I was curious about how this would work on an ereader.

 

Saturday, 26 January 2013 21:08

Dear Romance Hero: Fake Girlfriends

DearRHDear Jennifer:

                I’m in love with this woman. I’ve been a bit of a douche to her lately because I’m conflicted about my feelings, especially as I’m not sure if she loves me back. I really don’t know how to figure out how she feels. I’m thinking about asking a friend to pretend to be my girlfriend to see if I can make the love of my life jealous. Any thoughts on this approach?

                                                                                                                      Sincerely,
                                                                                                                      -Douchey Dude

 

Thursday, 24 January 2013 20:46

Review: When in Paris

wheninparis 300x450“When in Paris” by Beverley Kendall (new adult, self-published, January 2013, $2.99, 270pp)

 

Series: Language of Love, book 1

 

Summary:
College freshman Olivia Montgomery is thrilled at the chance to start over, escape the rumors that plagued her in high school. And she can finally put her juvenile crush, Zachary Pearson, where he belongs--in her past. Then her unrequited love strolls into her French class, shattering Olivia's newfound peace, and the feelings she'd thought buried for good come rushing back. Now she can't shake her unwanted attraction to the one guy who can twist her stomach into knots with just a smile...but has never given her the time of day.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 20:45

Review: Killing Time

KillingTime“Killing Time” by Cindy Gerard (romantic suspense, Pocket, January 2013, $7.99, 416pp)

 

Series: One-Eyed Jacks, book 1

 

Summary:
“We can do this easy,” she whispered close to his ear as he groaned in agony, “or it can go real hard on you.”

 

Well, of course he wasn’t going to go easy.

 

“Stroke of Sapphire” by N.J. Walters (ebook)
I enjoyed this erotic romance, but was a bit annoyed with the hero, Jake. Jake and Sapphire spend one night together, but he then gives her the cold shoulder. He is quite concerned about his “dark urges” and need for hours of rough sex, believing them to be too much for Sapphire. He certainly is a sex machine, one who doesn’t let Sapphire get much sleep. However, I felt his “dark horniness” was rather over the top.

 

“Master and Inquisitor” by Jan Bowles (ebook)
In this erotic romance, the heroine gets a job at a local BDSM club and captures the attention of the club’s owner. Ethan, the owner, is an interesting dude who has an alternate Dom persona that he calls the Inquisitor. He talks about the Inquisitor in the third person – and the Inquisitor has his own dungeon. I found this very difficult to take seriously.

 

Sunday, 20 January 2013 15:52

Review: The Scoundrel Takes a Bride

Scoundrel-cover2-2-200x326“The Scoundrel Takes a Bride” by Stefanie Sloane (historical, Ballantine, January 2013, $7.99, 336pp)

 

Series: Regency Rogues, book 5

 

Summary:
A notorious scoundrel, the right Honorable Nicholas Bourne has spent years in the East Indies amassing a fortune through questionable means. Still, his loyalty to his older brother, Langdon, and his childhood friends remains true and trusted. But when Lady Sophia Southwell, the woman promised to Nicholas’s brother, seeks his help on a dangerous mission, he is troubled—and torn. Unable to dissuade her from her quest to find a killer, he vows to keep her safe. This makes his mission the hardest test of his wits, honor, and skill. For Sophia is the secret love of his life.
 

Sunday, 20 January 2013 13:47

Review: Covert Seduction

CovertSeduction2 forsite zpsac66976b“Covert Seduction” by Callie Croix (erotic, Carina, January 2013, $4.99, 129pp)

 

Summary:
Navy SEAL Reid Galvin is back from hell and eager to find comfort in Becca Anderson's arms. He knows he hurt her when he cut contact during his deployment, so when his call interrupts her date with another man, he has only himself to blame. But he can't forget what she means to him—or the sexy email she sent him—and he won't miss this chance to claim her as his own.

 

It's been weeks since Becca heard from the man she thought she was involved with. So when Reid wants to take up where they left off as if nothing happened, she refuses. Then he rescues her from a first date gone very wrong, and she realizes she's not quite ready to let him go.

 

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