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“Escaping Reality” by Lisa Renee Jones (new adult, self-published, July 2013, $8.99, 208pp)
Series: Volume 1 of The Secret Life of Amy Benson series
Infinite possibilities.... Infinite passion..... Infinite danger.... His touch spirals through me, warm and sweet, wicked and hot. I shouldn't trust him. I shouldn't tell him my secrets. But how do I not when he is the reason I breathe? He is what I need. At the young age of eighteen, tragedy and a dark secret force Lara to flee all she has known and loved to start a new life. Now years later, with a new identity as Amy, she's finally dared to believe she is forgotten-even if she cannot forget. But just when she lets her guard down, the ghosts of her past are quick to punish her, forcing her back on the run.
“The Wicked” by Thea Harrison (paranormal, Samhain, July 2013, $3.50, 115pp)
Series: A novella in the Elder Races series
For a librarian with a focus on rare magic books, Olivia’s new job is a dream come true. She has been hired as part of a team to help manage the safe transportation of the collection of books owned by the Vampyre sorceress Carling Severan. The fact that the library is located on a mysterious island in an Other land only heightens the adventure.
“His Desire Her Surrender” by Malia Mallory (ebook)
I read the first book in this series and enjoyed it, so I wanted to see what was next for Marcus and Tabitha. I was a bit turned off by the office intrigue, and the way that Marcus rushes to judgment against Tabitha.
“Doubled” by Charlotte Stein (ebook, re-read)
This is an erotic romance about twin brothers and the woman they both love. They seduce her and try to ease her into accepting a commitment with them both. This is a very hot story.
“His Slave” by Vonna Harper (ebook)
Vonna Harper writes very dark BDSM romances, usually with capture or dubious consent plots. This one was very difficult for me to read. Cheyenne is given an assignment to infiltrate a BDSM club by her bosses. She is told to work with Mace who also works for the same people. But, it turns out that Cheyenne’s bosses have their eyes on her for another reason. They want to kidnap her and make her a slave in their secret world. They want Mace to train her and then become a part of their world. Ugh!
“Bonds of Desire” by Lynda Aicher (erotic, Carina, July 2013, $3.99, 229pp)
Series: Wicked Play, book three
Lawyer Allison English never planned to return to The Den--despite her naughty fantasies about being bound by owner Seth Matthews. But when club guest Tyler Wysong is injured in a scene, Seth turns to Allie for help. Aroused by both men, Allie should turn the case down. But she can't...
“Bonds of Justice” by Lynda Aicher (ebook, review copy, NetGalley)
Review to come
“Cin’s Secret” by Diane Leyne (ebook)
This one was too short for me to really get into. I had trouble connecting with the heroine or the twin doms.
“The Billionaire’s Ultimatum: His Absolute Need” by Cerys du Lys (ebook)
A review of this very bizarre, cracky and out there book is to come. This one was an experience that did bad things to my psyche.
RNN hosts author Dee Tenorio today to discuss Wanting So Much It Hurts. Dee Tenorio's latest, Trust In Me, releases on July 23. Don't miss this story, an angst-ridden romance with a hero to die for!
Dee Tenorio: Wanting So Much It Hurts
Have you ever wanted something out of your reach? Completely out of your control? It's a strange feeling, I have to admit. Longing for a miasmic something, even when you know deep in your heart that the experience of having it will be completely different than what you imagine. Still, you want. You yearn. And your heart breaks a tiny bit very day that you have to accept it isn't going to happen.
“The Gentleman’s Keeper” by Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon (historical, m/m, Samhain, July 2013, $5.50, 202pp)
Confronting the darkness of his past, he finds the light of his future.
After years gadding about Europe, Everett Gerard can no longer avoid his responsibilities. Word has come that a child bearing the unmistakable Gerard stamp has shown up at the family estate—and he realizes it’s time to face his demons.
As his carriage nears the gates of home, he fights the urge to flee the memory of the horrible crime he witnessed as a child. Yet the Abbey delivers surprises and delights he never expected.
“Seduction” by Nicole Edwards (ebook)
I read this book because of a conversation on Twitter and a specific recommendation for this author. This was a cute, erotic romance about a woman returning home and getting involved with the man she has lusted after for years. I definitely enjoyed this story and am considering reading some additional titles by this author.
“Sweetened with a Kiss” by Lexxi Callahan (ebook, review copy)
I highly recommend this contemporary author. See full review.
“Hers to Command” by Patricia A. Knight (ebook)
This book reminded me a great deal of Lora Leigh’s Wizard Twins books – a book where a committed ménage (although in this case the committed group is m/m/f rather than m/f/m) can help produce enhanced magic to save their planet. The planet is actually sentient and plays a role in the romance. I enjoyed it, but found the world building to be a bit too convoluted.
“Dire Distraction” by Dee Davis (romantic suspense, Forever Yours, June 2013, $14.99, 240pp)
Series: A-Tac, book 7 (finale)
As the commander forA-Tac, a black-ops CIA unit masquerading as Ivy League faculty, Avery Solomon is the best of the best. He'll stop at nothing to ensure the safety of his team, but when a mystery from the past resurfaces, he puts himself directly in the line of fire.
“Finding Master Right” by L.A. Witt (contemporary, m/m, Riptide, June 2013, $5.99, 135pp)
Chase has just arrived at a much anticipated leather convention, and he’s about to lose his mind. Not only is his ex attending, but Chase is also rooming with Derek, a submissive he’s been dying to top. Although Derek is in search of a Dom, he made it painfully clear when the two of them hooked up for a very hot—but very vanilla—night just before the convention that he wasn’t interested in submitting to Chase.
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