Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Public Affairs by Cassandra Carr-Review



Blurb:  Nate O'Halloran is a PR superstar, an expert in crisis management for his image-conscious celebrity clients. When his college roommate, now a hospital director in Buffalo, calls to beg for his help-- a cancer researcher on staff has disappeared with millions of dollars' worth of government research funds-- Nate agrees to help right away, though this situation is pretty small potatoes for him. 

 Val Chase, the hospital's PR director, is none too thrilled when Nate shows up; does it mean her boss doesn't trust her to handle this mess herself? Against her better judgment, Val decides she and Nate have to work together to save the hospital's reputation, though the explosive attraction they feel is making any actual "work" difficult...



Public Affairs is a fabulously hot book! I love a story that has such hot sexual tension between the H & H! It just makes my toes curl. This book has it in spades with Val & Nate. They can't seem to be in the same room together without having their hands all over each other, let alone work together to save the hospital.

Another fantastic book by Cassandra Carr!

Author bio

Cassandra Carr is a multi-award winning romance writer. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out online. Cassandra's books have won numerous "Best Book Of" awards and her novella Unexpected Top was nominated in the E-book Erotic Romance category of RT's Reviewers' Choice Awards.

She thinks the best part of being a writer is how she writes about love and sex while most others struggle with daily commutes, micro-managing bosses and cranky co-workers. Her inspiration comes from everywhere, but she'd particularly like to thank the Buffalo Sabres, the hockey team near and dear to her heart.

For more information about Cassandra, check out her website, "like" her Facebook fan page or follow her on Twitter.



Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Bring On The Heat -A scorching collection from ten of today's hottest authors-Review

Bring on the Heat

A scorching collection from ten of today's hottest authors

Authors: Eden Bradley, Cassandra Carr, Stephanie Julian, Amber Kallyn, Keira Kohl, Adriana Kraft, Emma Lai, Anh Leod, Ann Mayburn, Cari Quinn
Genre: Erotic romance
Length: Approx 275k words
Release date: January 6, 2014



Breaking Skye by Eden Bradley: 

When power play becomes more than just a game…BDSM. Submission. Spanking. Skye thought one night with the perfect Dominant might purge these dark desires from her system. But Adam has other ideas…and soon all he can think of is breaking Skye—and keeping her for himself.


Caught by Cassandra Carr:

Given a second chance, can a Dom overcome his fears and claim his one-true submissive forever? Callie left her Dominant, Jack, three years ago, believing he’d never love her. Yet when their paths cross, she agrees to submit to him and is drawn deep into Jack’s world once more. This time, Jack knows he needs to overcome his fears and claim Callie forever or lose everything.


An Indecent Proposition Parts I & II by Stephanie Julian:

One woman. Two men. Half a million dollars. One very indecent proposition...



Burned, Dragos Book 1 by Amber Kallyn: 

What happens when a dragon falls in love with a fireman? Someone's bound to get burned. When Calla, a dragon shifter, heads to a sleepy mountain town to investigate their arson outbreak, she doesn't expect to find the dark dragon who killed her mother, or her destined mate.


Firefighter Scott O'Neil can't fight their burning attraction, even after he finds out what she is, and the shocking secret of his own past.



Cherry Tune Up by Adriana Kraft:

A twenty three year old virgin, a dirt track racecar driver, and one very special assignment.


Laundry Day by Keira Kohl:

Who knew doing laundry could be so much fun?

Carmela Keyes runs an apartment complex with fun and sex games. Despite her curious nature she never partakes in the Keyes Manor Saturday night key parties. She's got her sights set on Declan McLean to join her own private laundry day party. Clothing prohibited.



Riding Rodeo by Emma Lai: 

Rodeo's back in town and willing to do anything to convince Amanda to forgive him...including inviting another cowboy along for the ride.

The last person Amanda Goodson expected to walk into her bakery was Sean Cassidy, the bareback bronc rider who rode her hard one night and left without a good-bye the next day.


A nasty hang up ended Sean's career and left him with nothing but time to contemplate his past sins--the most damning one being walking out on Amanda, the one woman he couldn't forget once outside the bedroom.

Searching out Amanda to right the biggest mistake of his life, he finds he has competition. Never one to back down from a challenge, he offers to fulfill her fantasy of riding two cowboys. At the end of the night, will Amanda decide riding Rodeo is worth the risk to her heart?


Clockwork Captive by Anh Leod:

Rescuing his captive lover…Enslaved in a gentlemen's club by a fiendish clockwork device, Liza knows she has few options...until the night she recognizes Brace. Though he has no idea they share a secret, he must possess her, and replace her scars with sexual healing. Rescuing the captive will make her his forever.


First Kiss by Ann Mayburn: 

He'll do anything to earn one more night with his reluctant Dominatrix. Ryan will never forgot that night in high school when he kissed Emma and lost his heart to her forever. Years later he finds Emma, but now she’s a pro-Domme that refuses to fall in love. Ryan begins a campaign to win her reluctant heart, one night at a time.



Jingle Ball, More the Merrier Book 1 by Cari Quinn:

This year, rocking the office holiday party has taken on a whole new meaning.

All receptionist Wendy Stanton wants for Christmas is a chance for a relationship with her sexy, dominant boss outside the boardroom. But his secrets—and hot encounters including her other boss—are complications she never expected.


Wow, let me start by saying- huge amount of reading for a very low price! Each and everyone of these stories was a great read. They were all off the charts hot. Very worth while to purchase.

My only complaint, and it is a small one, An Indecent Proposition Parts I & II by Stephanie Julian, well can you guess? I needed to finish the story so I had to purchase parts III & IV. Ok not really a big deal because if you add up what I spent, you still would come under for the price of a full length book, and go over for the content in this one!


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Dark Warrior by Julie Shelton-Spotlight & Giveaway

 Dark Warrior
by Julie Shelton

Title: Dark Warrior           
Genre: Erotic Medieval Romance/Menage
Flame rating: Scorching
Released: 1/15/2014
Publisher: Siren BookStrand

When Nicholas Herron, Duke of Berwick and his best friend, Rolf Torgesson, two of King Edward III’s most powerful and respected knights, discover a badly beaten young woman hiding in the forest, they swear to protect her.  By the time they learn that she is Lady Kathryn Weston, and that her attacker is none other than her betrothed, Robert Walford, the powerful and ruthless Duke of Pemberton, it is too late.  They have both fallen in love with her and she with them—a love so forbidden it could cost them everything, even their lives.
Set amidst the turmoil and pageantry of 14th-century England, Dark Warrior weaves a vivid tapestry of three lost souls bound to each other with a deep, abiding love.  But will that love survive Walford’s evil plan to attack Berwick Castle, take it apart stone by stone and ultimately destroy everyone who lives there?


It's been quite a long time since I have read a historical, let alone a menage historical. So I was looking forward to reading Dark Warrior. I was not disappointed, I enjoyed it very much.

The historical aspect was dead on and the menage aspect was totally hot! The book was full of "thee, thy, & wilst thou" but, after reading nothing but historicals for years, that never bothers me. There were however a few phrases that I know were never used in the Middle Ages....You're hot, for example. But, again, doen't really bother me, especially when the book is so good.

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Nearly blinded by her tears, she sniffled and drew her head back so she could read the expression on his face. He had hoped she had feelings for his best friend? What was he saying? Was this a jest? She stared at him, her confusion apparent in her face. She had expected…what? Anger? Disappointment? Jealousy?

Actually, she didn’t know what she had expected. But, whatever it was, it certainly hadn’t been this! “You…hoped?” Her voice shook. “Youwant me to lo—have feelings for Rolf?” She was shivering so hard, she had to clench her teeth to keep them from chattering.

Nicholas was unable to contain his smile. “Aye, beloved. Don’t you see? ’Tis‘Tis perfect. The two people I love most in the world also love each other. What could be better? Or more natural?”

“Nick—” Rolf’s tone was a warning.

“’Tis‘Tis perfect, Rolf.”

“Nay, Nick. Not this time. Not with her.”

“Especially with her.”

“What?” Kathryn asked, bewildered, looking from one beloved face to the other. “You want us to love each other? I don’t understand, Nicholas. What’s going on here? What are you talking about?” She could hardly speak for the shivers wracking her body.

Rolf’s expression was one of anger. For his part, Nicholas looked almost sheepish. “We…uh, that is, Rolf and I—well, we have been known, in the past, to share our women.”

Completely mystified, she shook her head. “What does that mean? ‘Share your women’?”

“It means we both have sex with the same woman at the same time,” Nicholas explained. “’Tis so much more pleasurable for the woman when two men are…stimulating her…simultaneously.”

“It means,” Rolf said coldly, “that we used women for our own pleasure. Women who were willing. Women we cared naught about. Women who were naught more to us than holes to fuck,” he finished crudely. “There for us to enjoy and then discard when we were done.”

“Not exactly how I would have phrased it,” Nicholas said, glowering at Rolf. “But true enough, in a manner of speaking. Which is why this is so much more important. So much better.”

“She’s thy wife, Nick—or will be in just two days. She’s thine! She belongs to thee. She’s not some harlot for the two of us to tumble for our own amusement.”

“She’s someone we both love,” Nicholas said, struggling for patience. This was not going nearly as well as it had inside his head during the wee hours of the morning. “And what better way to show her just how much we love her, than by allowing her to love both of us in return? To have both of us? Freely. Without guilt. We would be here for her pleasure.”

Rolf shook his bald head, turning to leave. “I won’t do it, Nick. I won’t let her do it.”

“Rolf—” Nicholas followed after him.

“Forget it. I’ll not do it.”

“Rolf, please. Just hear me out, that’s all I want.”

“What about what I want?” The soft, quiet voice stopped them both dead in their tracks.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Dangerous Persuits by Margaret Daley- Review

Dangerous Pursuit

Margaret Daley





Reading about danger never prepared Samantha Prince for the desperate phone call from her brother in Brazil that sent her from the safety of her New Orleans bookstore into the rugged, inhospitable Amazon in search of him and a hidden treasure. And reading about romance never prepared Samantha to resist the mysterious appeal of Brock Slader, a guide she hired to help her in her quest.

Alone with Brock in an alien world of orchids and anacondas, primitive headhunters and very up-to-date gunmen, she struggles to keep their relationship strictly business. Will Samantha survive the dangers in the jungle only to have her heart broken by a man who lives on the edge—no strings attached?


Dangerous Pursuit is the first book in The Protectors Series

Coming Soon Dangerous Interlude and Dangerous Paradise


Dangerous Persuit was a nonstop, hot romp in the jungles of the Amazon! Samantha gets tossed into a crazy situation trying to find her missing brother. From  a priest who isn't a priest, to howler monkeys, to head hunting (????) natives, Samantha has set off on the adventure from hell. If it wasn't for the tall, dark, handsome guide, Brock, she hires to help her find her troubled brother, she wouldn't really wouldn't be having any fun at all.
Full of adventure and lots of heat (and I ain't talkin' jungle heat either), Dangerous Persuit is a fantastic read!
Author Bio:

Margaret Daley, an award-winning author of eighty-five books, has been married for over forty years and is a firm believer in romance and love. When she isn’t traveling, she’s writing love stories, often with a suspense thread and corralling her three cats that think they rule her household. To find out more about Margaret visit her website, Twitter at and Facebook.


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Chapter One from Dangerous Pursuit by Margaret Daley

As Samantha Prince leaned forward to straighten the books on a lower shelf, her long braid fell across her shoulder. Impatiently she flipped it back, considering again whether she should cut it short. Some people called her hair-color auburn; she called it red. Fiery-haired auburns were the heroines in the romance books she read. The color did not describe her.

“Samantha, what do you think of this book? I’m going out of town again and need something to keep me warm at night,” a stylish businesswoman in her forties said.

“A very good mystery, Mrs. Carson, but I wasn’t impressed with the main character. Not enough backbone to get out of all the scrapes he and the heroine got into.”

“It sounds like more adventure than mystery. Once I start a good adventure I can’t put it down and end up reading through the night. All those cliff-hangers, you know.” Mrs. Carson scanned another book from a display near the checkout counter.

Samantha smiled to herself. Mrs. Carson always came into her bookstore right before a business trip and went through almost every book on the shelves, looking for just the right one that was a great story but wouldn’t keep her up past midnight. Samantha had never found a novel with both ingredients, and she read at least half the books that came through her store. It was her favorite pastime, to lose herself in the lives of the characters and imagine herself doing things that she would never do in her real life.

“Maybe I should try a romance this time,” Mrs. Carson continued, shifting her attention to another section. “The last mystery I read had me waking up every time I heard anything. And you know in a hotel how many sounds you can hear.”

Actually, she didn’t. She had never been anywhere, unless she counted visiting Aunt Lou. She had planned a trip to Europe two summers before but had to cancel it. She was beginning to believe her lack of travel experience was a crime at the age of thirty.

“A good love story,” Samantha said, indicating the book Mrs. Carson picked up. “That ought to keep you warm at night. It’s very hot.”

She waved her hand to show just how hot the book was. While Mrs. Carson examined both books again, Samantha glanced around at the rows of bookshelves. After three years her business was doing very well—at least well enough for her to afford a vacation. Maybe she’d go to some exotic place, she thought as Mrs. Carson decided to buy both the romance and the mystery.

When Mrs. Carson left the Purple Ink, the noise of New Orleans traffic and a blast of cold air rushed into the shop. Samantha shivered and pulled the front of her brown sweater more securely across her chest. Somewhere exotic and warm, she amended. In her mind the only good thing to come from cold weather was curling up in bed under layers of wool blankets with a great book to read while sipping a steaming cup of hot chocolate with lots of marshmallows in it.

Tonight, she vowed as she began to finish restocking the shelves of the adventure section. Pausing to examine a cover on one book, she was instantly reminded of her younger brother, Mark, who traveled the world, going from one adventure to the next while she remained in New Orleans, working day after day to make Purple Ink a success. The biggest adventure Samantha ever encountered was the rush hour traffic on Interstate 10.

Sighing heavily, she completed her task and noted it was time to close up for the day. Standing, she stretched to ease the ache in her lower back. It was time to start exercising again. The holiday season had been busy, and she got out of the routine once Thanksgiving had passed. Now it was the first of February, and she had ignored her better sense and found excuse after excuse not to get back to it. Though exercising would never head her list of favorite things to do, she promised herself to sign up for a new aerobics class. Soon. Maybe in a month or so.

“Samantha, I’m going. I’ll see you tomorrow morning at nine thirty,” Nell, Samantha’s assistant, said as she gathered up her purse and coat.

“Don’t forget we have to start the inventory tomorrow. Can you stay late?”


“I have everything lined up, so it shouldn’t take as long as last year.”

Nell shook her head. “You are the most organized human being I’ve ever met. If I know you, you’ll have devised a way to cut our time nearly in half.”

“Oh, at least. Why else invest in a computer?” Samantha laughed and waved her friend on.

Nell was always teasing Samantha about how neat and orderly she was. But she had practically raised her younger brother while her mother had worked to support them. As a teenager she had juggled school, part-time work, and housework. It hadn’t been easy, but her mother and younger brother had depended on her, so she had learned to be organized the hard way.

Samantha went through the same routine to close her shop as she had done ever since she had bought it. After one final survey of her store, she went out the back door to her car.

Mark always laughed about her and her routines, but they gave her a sense of security and stability that was important to her. Neither she nor Mark, as children, nor their mother, had had much of either. It didn’t seem to bother her brother, but it did bother her.

When she finally arrived at her house after grocery shopping, exhaustion from a long day gripped her. She picked up the bag of food and was planning her dinner as she stepped into her house. The phone was ringing, and she nearly dropped the bag as she rushed to pick up the receiver.

“Hello, Samantha Prince speaking.”

“Sam! You’re home finally. Why isn’t your cell working?” Her brother’s voice was faint, but he sounded frantic.

“Mark, what’s wrong? Where in the world are you?” Samantha set the grocery bag on the kitchen table and dug in her purse for her cell phone. She’d left it on silent, something she did often.


The long distance connection wasn’t a good one, and Samantha had to strain to hear his answer. “The Amazon?”


“The last I heard you were in Rio. Why are you there?” She had read plenty of books set in the jungle and couldn’t imagine anyone wanting to go there.

“It’s a long story. I don’t have the time to go into it.”

The tone of her brother’s voice, laced with impatience, alarmed Samantha. Tiny prickles of fear rose on the nape of her neck. “Why did you call?” She forced her voice to remain calm while her grip tightened on the receiver. He was her only close relative, their mother having died four years before. Though they didn’t see each other a lot, she loved him very much and their relationship was a good one.

“I need a thousand dollars to get out of here. I needed it yesterday. Can you send me the money?” Mark’s voice faded in and out.
“You said you need a thousand dollars?"