Thursday, May 29, 2014

Explosive Conditions by L.J. Garland & Debbie Gould - review

Explosive Conditions
 (1Night Stand series)
by L.J. Garland & Debbie Gould


Staff Sergeant Zeke “Diz” Matthews never forgot the woman he rescued from a burning boat. She invades his dreams at night and thoughts of her distract his days. Fed up with his cranky change in demeanor, his teammates urge him to take advantage of Madame Eve's 1Night Stand dating service.

Kaci Phillips needs to start a new life. But she struggles to move on from the horrific event that claimed her whole family. When she reconnects with the sexy Air Force pararescueman who saved her six months earlier, the weight she's been carrying at last lifts.

What begins as a hot, frenzied night of passion in each other’s arms ends with gunfire, blood, and the threat of death. With the odds stacked against them, can Zeke and Kaci defuse such explosive conditions?

Genre: Contemporary, adventure, erotic romance, military romance, suspense/thriller

Heat level: 4
Word count – 17k
M/F, contemporary, suspense, thriller, military

Cover art by Fiona Jayde

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 Decadent Publishing


Glancing up, he nodded to the captain in the pilothouse, who returned the gesture and gave him a friendly smile. Zeke tied off the tender, stepped onto the swim platform, and made his way up to a shaded teak deck.

He bit back the urge to whistle. As far as boats went, this one was impressive. He entered the ship’s interior and pushed his sunglasses up on his head. Crisp white linen covered a table to his right. In the center, a silver bucket with ice chilled a bottle of champagne, and two crystal flutes flanked the bubbly.


A quick scan of the rest of the room left him with the impression of lavish comfort. Somehow, the mix of gold colors and warm-toned wood eased his angst. Yeah, he shouldn’t let the location of his one-night stand detract from his blind date. Who gave a crap if the boat reminded him of Kaci? His mission was to get laid, so he could clear his head and move on.

Beyond the room divider, he noticed the end of a bar. Was there a bottle of Scotch stocked back there? Because he sure could use a shot to take the edge off. As he rounded the partition, he stumbled to a stop. A petite woman with short red hair stood at the bar with her back to him. The plush carpet must have masked his approach because she tapped her fingernails on the granite counter, offering no sign of being aware of him.

His gaze dipped below her copper strands to her backless dress. Damn. All that creamy skin sent lust jolting through him. Not to mention the way the black fabric hugged her like a wet suit, displaying one mighty fine looking ass. The hemline stopped mid-thigh, and at the very bottom of her long, toned legs, stilettos graced her feet, adding at least four inches to her height. Oh yeah, he could work with that.

He cleared his throat. “Uh, hi. My name’s Zeke. It’s a pleasure to meet you.”The redhead turned to face him, and the blood rushed from his head. Sea green eyes met his. Shock rolled through him with such force, his whole axis tilted.


The concept behind the 1Night Stand series is incredible, many authors, different writing styles, lots of hot sex, and of course the perfect match in love by Madame Eve! These stories are a must read!

Explosive Conditions was definately my favorite one so far.... I love military heroes, I love romantic suspense, and the heat between Zeke & Kaci was off the charts! DAMN, the scene on the boat with the two of them on the bar.....I needed a cold shower after that one!

I highly reccomend any and all of the 1Night Stand books, but, especially Explosive Conditions, you won't be sorry!

Author info:

L.J. GarlandThough born and raised in the south, L.J. Garland has lived on both the east and west coasts. She adores traveling, the latest adventures added to her Bucket List: Machu Pichu and Australia’s Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef.

Married to her best friend for over twenty years, she spends her time home schooling three rambunctious boys, editing in the epub industry, and writing stories that she hopes catches her readers’ imaginations as much as the characters and plotlines captivate her. In her spare time (what there is of it LOL), she has a multitude of hobbies, including building archery equipment from scratch and creating stained glass. She has a passion for anything that goes Boom!…from fireworks to high-powered combat rifles…it’s all good. She and her husband are both rated helicopter pilots and spent their 10th anniversary flying cross-country from east to west coast…an adventure she highly recommends.

A member of RWA, she has several published books, and is hard at work, brainstorming and writing her next romance story.

Debbie Gould
Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, at the age of two Debbie and her mother moved to New Jersey, spending many happy years on her grandparents' horse farm. You'll sometimes find this setting as a backdrop in her work.

As a teenager, she and her mother found a new home in Vermont, where she currently resides. With a daughter in the Air Force, one son in college and the other working for the family business, Debbie now shuffles her time between a full time job as a nurse, and writing.

About seven years ago, while looking at over three hundred treasured books lining her shelves, she realized there was a multitude of stories of her own clamoring for release. Since then, she's seriously persevered in keeping the keyboard in constant motion.

With two novels, Mountain's Echo and Infidelity, and two novellas, November Rain and Second Chance now published, Debbie is now also working with a partner, L.J. Garland. Together the two have written Sins of the Mind and are hard at work on many more manuscripts.

Debbie has been a member of KOD, FTHRW, ELEMENTS and RWA Online.

To learn more about the 1Night Stand Series, click here.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Payment Series by Cassandra Carr - Review

The Payment Series
boxed set
(Prized, Possessed, Purgatory)
by Cassandra Carr
The Payment series (Prized, Possessed, Purgatory)

Catrina Carter is in over her head. Way over her head. She’s in debt and, short of bankruptcy, which wouldn’t happen fast enough to pay the creditors nipping at her heels, Catrina has few choices. Eviction is coming any day, and even though she traded in her great car for a “more affordable” model, it's about to be repossessed too.Catrina goes to Debt Management Associates, or DMA, for help.
The cost for DMA's help is something she never thought she could pay, but out of options, Catrina agrees to serve a man who pays her debt in full, and begins training in how to please him. Jared. Her new benefactor. He is tasked with helping Catrina get her life back on track, in addition to taking his pleasure with her and ordering her to oblige friends, colleagues, and even total strangers sexually on his whim.
When Catrina leaves the DMA program after her one year term of service, will she be able to keep the lessons Jared literally spanked into her topmost in her mind, or will old habits rear their designer heads?
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I will admit to being a huge fangirl of all of Ms. Carr's books that I have read so far. But this one.....this one was the BEST by far!

Be advised, this book is very dark and may not be for everyone.

WOW, what a book! DMA, what a concept! Catrina & Jared, what a couple (ok I wouldn't exactly call them a couple)! 

Although this is a very dark book and the characters are very unemotional almost cold with each other, you do catch glimses through out the story of "something more" between them. No definately NOT an HEA, but there is a spark of something.

If you are into dark, erotic, hard & heavy sexual situations with no HEA, you will like this series!

About Cassandra

Cassandra Carr lives in Western New York with her husband, Inspiration, and her daughter, Too Cute for Words. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out on the computer.
Cassandra has won numerous awards for her writing, such as:
  • Caught: Best BDSM Book 2011 - LoveRomancesCafe
  • Impact: BDSM Book of the Month May 2012 - BDSM Book Reviews
  • Impact: Best Western Romance 2012 - Sizzling Scoop Magazine
  • Cold As Ice: Best Menage Book 2012 - The Romance Reviews
  • Master Class: Best Erotic Romance 2012 - Sizzling Scoop Magazine
  • Best Author of 2012 - Sizzling Scoop Magazine
Cassandra also had one of her books cited as a Top Pick/Recommended Read by over a dozen review sites.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

New Leaves, No Strings by C.J. Fallowfiled - Review

New Leaves, No Strings

The Austin Series ~ Book One

An Erotic Romance ~ Contains Adult Themes ~ Suitable for 18+ only



She had a heart of ice and he wanted to thaw it. His mission, to use his sexual prowess to make him impossible to resist, until she was his and his alone.

New Leaves, No Strings has scorching erotic scenes, heart-warming friendships and will make you laugh, cry and hopefully fall in love, with a new book boyfriend named Gabe Austin.



Best friends Mia and Lexi start University and make a pact. Tainted by their pasts, they’re going to try and get over their commitment phobias. Mia’s going to lose her virginity with hot, no strings attached sex. Rebellious Lexi’s going to try ditching her one night stands and attempt to have a relationship. What Mia didn’t count on however, was Gabe Austin, confident and irresistibly gorgeous, who quickly inserts himself into her life. Inextricably drawn to each other, their desire soon leads to a passionate encounter. Gabe’s fears of abandonment and domineering attitude, combined with Mia’s own fears of attachment, threaten to derail his attempts to thaw her frozen heart. Despite her reticence, Gabe Austin’s a guy who is used to getting what he wants and he’s determined to make her his and his alone. Just as he seems to have won Mia around, he goes and does something that could ruin everything.

C.J. Fallowfield is a new to me author. New Leaves, No Strings is book #1 in The Austin Series. I wasn't quite sure if this was a book for me, at first I thought YA with a bit of erotica tossed in, well, any misconceptions I had about reading this book were completely thrown out the window by chapter 2! I loved it!

Mia & Lexi are the perfect besties, each having relationship issues, they compliment each other perfectly. Gabe.....he is just so damn hot! I like that these characters are no where near perfect, each has their own issues to work through.

There was plenty of rolling around in the sheets and lots of laughs too. I look forward to reading book#2, I want to see where each of these characters are in their relationships and how/if they've worked through their issues.
Purchasing Links

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C.J. Fallowfield

Author Bio

I am a very young hearted 44 year old female from the United Kingdom. I enjoyed writing fictional stories as a child but, like many, long working hours in my career meant that I had little time for anything else. Finding myself in the fortunate position of now being able to work from home part time, I have been able to rekindle this long lost passion for storytelling. Writing aids include chocolate, Ben & Jerrys and copious amounts of coffee, wine or cider.

Books Published to date

New Leaves, No Strings                     Book One in The Austin Series

Baggage & Buttons                            Book Two in The Austin Series

Forever & an Engine                           Book Three in The Austin Series

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Against The Cage by Sidney Haston - Review & Giveaway

AGAINST THE CAGE: Worth the Fight Series

Loveswept Contemporary Romance

Written by Sidney Halston

Releasing May 27, 2014





In her Loveswept debut, Sidney Halston turns up the heat as a sexy cage fighter shows a former bookworm how delicious a few rounds between the sheets can be.

For Chrissy Martin, returning to her Florida hometown always seems to bring bad luck. The day starts with a breakup text, followed by a jailhouse phone call from her troublemaker brother. Now a routine traffic stop has ended with her accidentally punching an officer . . in a delicate place. Then Chrissy realizes that the hot cop on the receiving end of her right hook is none other than the man from her teenage fantasies.
Jack Daniels knows how to take a hit. After all, when he’s not chasing reckless drivers, he’s kicking ass in a mixed martial arts ring. So what takes his breath away isn’t the low blow, but the woman who dealt it: a gorgeous knockout with legs Jack wouldn’t mind being pinned under—who just so happens to be his best friend’s nerdy little sister, all grown up. Soon their instant chemistry leads to a sizzling affair, but Jack and Chrissy are fighting an uphill battle if they want to make love last beyond the final bell.

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This is the first book by Sidney Halston & the first cage fighting book I have ever read. I absolutely loved this book! I have another book the contains cage fighting/MMA and I keep putting it aside because, I am not really into that kind of thing. I am so glad I picked this right up and and jumped into it.

The main characters worked well together and there are some secondary characters I would love to see more about in the fututre from this author. Chrissy & Jack's relationship was so hot right from the begining, you could "feel" the sexual tension from them as you read their story. I love when this happens, you know it's a great book when the author makes you, the reader, feel too!


Author Info

Sidney Halston lives her life by one simple rule: “The secret of getting ahead is getting started” (Mark Twain). Or even simpler: “Just do it” (Nike). And that’s exactly what she did. At the age of thirty, having never written anything other than a legal brief, she picked up a pen for the first time to pursue her dream of becoming an author. That first stroke sealed the deal, and she fell in love with writing. Halston lives in South Florida with her husband and children.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sinful Surrender Psychic Menage Book 1 by Houston Havens - Book Spotlight

Sinful Surrender
Psychic Menage Book 1
by Houston Havens
Why be tempted by one man's seduction when you can be loved by three?


Top psychic spy Fay Avalon saw too much on her latest mind traveling mission and is now on the run from her post-catastrophic dystopian government, searching for the truth and proof. She escapes but is shot down, landing in the arms of the enemy.


In Drakker and Arlo’s world, women are so rare the men have accepted a polyandrous lifestyle. When the brothers stumble upon Fay unconscious in the wreckage of an aircraft, they are immediately attracted to her. Arlo wants to keep her, but Drakker knows they can’t. They must take her to their brother Logan Abán, leader of their people.


Logan struggles with trusting anyone, even himself. When a beautiful, intelligent, and intriguing woman falls into their laps, his denied desires for intimacy challenge his need to trust the spy. He’s frustrated by romantic Arlo’s claims of her innocence. Even when pragmatic and dominating Drakker defends her as well, Logan refuses to trust his gut.


Can one woman satisfy the diverse desires of three men? Will Logan’s fears be realized by betrayal? Is Fay to be sentenced to death as a spy, suffer a fate worse than death by being returned to her government as a traitor, or will she find a new life and love as the wife of three sexy brothers?

A moment of awareness made her all fluttery inside. The sensation told her these men loved her more than she could ever know.
Arlo sat down, and Logan took a seat next to him on the sofa as Drakker slid his fingertips down her arm to grasp her hand. With entwined fingers, he led her to the center of the room to stand in front of his brothers. “Tonight, we get you in this dimension,” he said in a sexy, soft tone. “And this is the night you become my protégé as I introduce you to my world of wild, crazy, and erotic sex. He leaned down and kissed her then backed away.
“Shhh. No talking.” He pulled the ribbon that held her pigtail and ran his fingers through her hair. “You will listen carefully to everything I say. The only rule is,…if I do not talk, you cannot talk or react. Is this understood?”
Drakker taunted her, unbuttoning his shirt to reveal each sexy muscle of his stomach with a slow release of each button. The moment he undid the last one, he dropped his arms down and allowed the shirt to fall to the floor behind him. He laced his fingers back into her hair and pulled the cropped strands to his face. He breathed in slow and deep, and then rubbed her hair across his chest. She reached for him, and he tapped her hand away. “I did not talk. You cannot react.”
She pouted but secretly enjoyed his teasing game.
He held a finger up in a scolding manner. “No pouting. Be patient.” His eyes sparkled like the devil’s temptation. He winked at her as he cupped his hand behind her neck. With a slight tug, he pulled her into his hard chest and pressed the warmth of his lips against hers. The fever of the kiss told her he was fired up and ready for a night of passion. He released her and placed her back where she’d been, facing his brothers.
Logan’s stare was passion-filled, and Arlo’s hooded eyes held a poet’s dreamy gaze as they watched Drakker’s skillful seduction and her sinful surrender.
Stepping behind her, Drakker slid his hands over the top of her black T-shirt, moving them up along the sides of her breasts until his fingertips ran over her covered nipples, causing little ripples of sensation to wash through her. He stroked her nipples until they hardened beneath his touch. She was grateful he hadn’t tried to pull up or remove her T-shirt. Usually that was the first thing a man went for, and she wasn’t sure how ready she was for the exposure.
He glided his hands down her slim torso, slipping around her waist until he reached the cord of her sweatpants. The way he slowly pulled the string to release the tie made her wish she hadn’t tied it at all. She needed him to hurry. Her pussy tingled with intensity, moisture forming before he even touched her. She wanted to feel his fingers play between her lips.
Because Drakker was behind her, she could only see Logan and Arlo. Their lust-filled stares and growing erections told her they were as turned on as she was by Drakker’s alluring actions. The idea they enjoyed watching thrilled her. She loved being on display like this for her men. It made her feel like a queen.
Drakker hooked his fingers into her waistband, and she felt his chest brush along her back as he slid the material down her smooth long legs. Fay raised her foot to step out of the pants, but Drakker made a clicking noise with his tongue telling her she wasn’t to move without an order. She put her foot down but not quick enough. Drakker reached up and smacked her panty-covered butt cheek.
“Bad girl,” he murmured.
The little slap he gave her sent decadent sparks of blazing heat to her clitoris. She sucked in a hard breath when he pressed the side of his face against her ass cheek before giving it a quick bite. He soothed the nip with a hot lick and sealed it with a kiss as he placed his fingers on the tops of her feet. His touch was warm and gentle. Just above the gathered material at her ankles, he raked his fingers over the flesh of her calves. He moved his fingertips up her legs, and her knees weakened. By the time he moved them around to stroke up the backs of her thighs, she felt the fiery heat of deeper arousal between her legs. He trailed his taunting touch down the outside of her knees and around to trace over the front of her thighs, making her pussy throb.
This slow seduction was such pleasant torture.
Drakker ran his touch over her ass, and more wetness formed between her thighs. With a featherlike stroke of his fingertips, he moved them down the middle of her ass cheeks, pressing the fabric into her forbidden valley, and then burrowed his fingers between the warmth of her thighs.
Logan groaned. Drakker stroked the flesh of her inner thighs just beneath her crotch. His teasing made her want to squat just a little bit, to feel his hand touch her panty-covered pussy, but she knew better. Fay’s body was a tingling mass of stirring lust. She could barely breathe.
He pulled her panties down to join the sweats at her ankles.
Arlo groaned. “I want those.”
“Fay, step out of your sweats and panties.” She did, and Drakker retrieved the delicate undies and tossed them to Arlo, who held them to his nose for a deep whiff. Fay dropped her gaze to Logan who sat with spread legs, stroking his fingers over the large, hard lump in his jeans. Her mouth watered at the thought of sucking on his cock.
Drakker slipped his hands up her stomach and stroked down over her pussy, but didn’t enter her folds. She groaned in protest, which made him step in front of her. His voice was deep with passion. “Unzip my jeans and remove them.”
She did as he requested and freed his beautiful hard dick. She reached for it, and Drakker tapped her hand away with a scolding frown. “I didn’t give you permission to touch me yet.”
He seized the white, lace garment they had given her. “I will dress you. Whatever spot I lick, you will raise that limb and put it into the outfit.” He got on his knees and licked a hot path from the top of her right foot all the way up her inner leg. He didn’t stop until the tip of his tongue brushed over her outer pussy lips. A sharp wave of electrifying energy covered her body in goose bumps. Her knees almost buckled with the intensity of his touch.
Fay stepped into the thong-style teddy as he guided her with another sordid trail of his tongue. He made a wet path up her other leg. Chasing the fabric in the wake of his velvet lips, he placed soft kisses to her flesh. He stood with an intense gaze and watched her reaction when he pulled the teddy up over her hips. She had expected the thong to ride up her ass cheeks, but gasped the moment she felt the material slip between her creamy pussy lips to press against her clit. She was thronged front to back.
Drakker leaned in and whispered, “It’s a shibari-style teddy, and I adore it on you.”
She sucked in hard as her clit spasmed with a near climax. “You remembered?”
He winked. “I love the look of your roped pussy. It’s making my cock harder, if that’s possible.” When Drakker stepped back, Arlo grunted, staring at the erotic division of her labia.
Logan made a circular motion with his hand, indicating she should spin around and show him the back. She looked to Drakker, who gave her a short nod. In a vampish twist, she turned for Logan’s view.
“Bend over with your legs spread wide. I want them to see how the corded material hugs both your parts.”
Fay leaned over, thrusting her thronged ass high to expose her separated pussy lips as well. Drakker ran his finger along the parting fabric running from front to back along her privates. She gasped, excited by the peep show she knew Logan and Arlo must be getting.
Drakker said, “Do you boys like the fit so far?” At their murmurs, he pressed in on the fabric where it snuggled up over her clit, and she shuddered. He moved his finger up and tapped it over her covered asshole just enough for her to know where his interest lay. Her breaths were now coming hard and fast at the promiscuous exhibition of her privates.
“Stand and turn around to face Logan.”
Drakker motioned for Arlo to rise. He did and removed his robe. Now both men stood before her, naked with firm rods she wasn’t allowed to touch. Just the sight of those two throbbing dicks just waiting to enter her was her near undoing.
Arlo fell to his knees in front of her pussy. “Get the tank top off her. I want to see how the rest of this teddy fits.”
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I will be reviewing this book next month so please check back to find out what I thought of this story!
Erotic romance author Houston Havens, a former successful model enjoying an adventurous jet-set lifestyle, intrigues her readers with a mix of the past, present, and future, and sexy blends of futuristic science fiction, paranormal fantasy, and western romance, always with love everlasting. A tenacious Irish lass filled with passion and mystery hopes her sultry stories will entertain and fascinate those who dare to take the journey. She’s also a social media junkie with an award winning blog.


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