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Dear Captor (Letters In Blood 1) by Liz Lovelock

 

 

 

Title: Dear Captor
Series: Letters in Blood #1
Author: Liz Lovelock
Genre: Suspense/Thriller
Release Date: September 20, 2017

 

 

Blurb
Dear Captor,You’ve stolen me.

You’ve spilled my blood.

You’ve brought me pain.

But what you’re yet to realize… I’m a fighter.

I’ve been broken before.

I’ve even at one point lost the will to live.

So now you know… this information I gift to you.

I’m ready for you, so do your worst.

Sincerely,

Elenore
**Dear Captor explores themes that may be considered triggers for some**

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I hate cliffhangers, really I do! So in case anybody isn’t clear on this, I HATE cliffhangers. If you feel the same way, you may not like this book very much because boy, talk about a doozy of a cliffy as I like to call them. I was so totally mad. I had really gotten into this, and by the time the ending showed up, not only was I in utter disbelief about what happened, but…CLIFFHANGER!

I usually give a brief synopsis of what the book is about, particularly its beginnings, but I don’t want to give too much away here. This is a three-part series, and all of the books are about a month apart. We have a serial killer who makes his victims write letters, and in book one, Dear Captor, our heroine Elinore is taken.

There is a police detective, Roman, and a few others in the cast of characters. One of them just may be the captor, but his identity is never divulged. (I have an idea of who it is.) So now, after getting upset at the ending, it’s a long wait until October 18th when book 2 is released. *sigh*

4 Stars

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Excerpt

 

Prologue
What’s in a
name?
Usually,
parents name their children with a special kind of love in their hearts. Not
mine though. They didn’t want me, or at least, that’s what they kept telling
me. They only ever wanted to inflict pain. I was nobody until the woman next
door gave me the lovely name Elenore. She cared for me when my own parents
didn’t or wouldn’t.
Every
single day I wished to be taken away from what I endured. Anywhere would have
been good. I would have sold my soul to the devil himself back then, and I’d
willingly do it now. Give my living essence to breathe, to live on. My entire
childhood was a survival story, and now I have another.
So much
blood. Everywhere I look, there are dark pools of solidified blood stuck to the
walls, the floor—my entire cell is covered. The girls who came before me are no
more. Their stories are over. It was gruesome, the stuff of your nightmares.
Not me,
though—he kept me.
One letter
changed my destiny of certain death. It was never in me to give up easily. I’ve
always been a fighter. He never saw me coming, and he never knew my strength.
He was not what I expected either.
His
strength.
His
calmness.
Or his
kindness.
He was my
captor . . . 

 

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Author Bio
Liz is from
bright and sunny Queensland, Australia. She has always been a reader. When she
was little, she’d be up late reading Garfield
and Asterix comic books and also Footrot Flats. When Liz hit high school,
they gave her Tomorrow When the War Began
by John Marsden, and from there her love of books continued to grow.
Liz keeps a
notebook and pen beside her bed for when those late-night ideas pop into her
head, plus she’s a stationery addict and loves pens, notebooks, and, well,
anything stationery.
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Bastards and Whiskey (Top Shelf 1) by Alta Hensley

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I sit amongst the Presidents, Royalty, the Captains of Industry, and the wealthiest fucks in the world.

We own Spiked Roses—an exclusive, membership only establishment in New Orleans where money or lineage is the only way in. It is for the gentlemen who own everything and never hear the word no.

Sipping on whiskey, smoking cigars, and conducting multi-million dollar deals in our own personal playground of indulgence, there isn’t anything I can’t have… and that includes HER. I can also have HER if I want.

And I want.

*BASTARDS & WHISKEY is a dark billionaire romance. If you don’t like a sprinkle of shock, a dash of taboo, and a heavy dose of sex, then don’t take a sip of this TOP SHELF cocktail.

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Bastards and Whiskey is the first book in Alta Hensley’s new Top Shelf series. It’s a bit on the darker side of romance, but fans of Alta’s should be very well used to this brand of writing and will definitely enjoy it.

Kenneth Saxon is part owner and legal expert at Spiked Roses, a men’s only club for captains of industry, royalty, and the elite who are not used to taking no for an answer, and don’t have to. He hires Anita Kyle, down on her luck girl whom he is is attracted to. But when the woman who is like a mother to her is in trouble, she makes a bad decision. Kenneth has to deal with the after effects and he may just lose her.

This was a great book, though it took me a while to warm up to Kenneth, especially with how he treated Anita through most of the book. While she probably should have told him more about what she was going through, he was still culpable for delivering her into danger. I’m definitely looking forward to the next book!

5 Stars

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Alta Hensley is a USA TODAY bestselling author of hot, dark and dirty romance. She is also an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. Being a multi-published author in the romance genre, Alta is known for her dark, gritty alpha heroes, sometimes sweet love stories, hot eroticism, and engaging tales of the constant struggle between dominance and submission.

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More Than Enough (The Moore Men 1) by Erika Reed

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Chloe Logan thought she had the perfect life… until one morning when she was blindsided by her husband announcing that he wanted out of their twenty-year marriage. Chloe would have never guessed that at the age of forty she would be starting over again. Taking care of her family’s needs before her own had always been first and foremost. Now that her ex had moved on with another woman and their divorce was final, Chloe decided to take off on her own new adventures, traveling to places she had always wanted to visit. But finding herself in the middle of a raging storm was a bit more adventure than she expected, and with car trouble, to make matters worse.

James and Grant Moore have run their family’s hunting lodge since the passing of their parents. The oldest of eight brothers, James and Grant have worked day and night to keep the family afloat—until Chloe came into their lives. Both brothers fall for her, each unaware of the other’s feelings but determined to keep her around.

Chloe is hopeful that once James and Grant find out how she feels, they won’t dismiss what could be the start of a very special relationship

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This is the introduction of the Moore brothers, eight brothers who own a hunting lodge in Montana and guide their guests in big game hunting, fishing, and horseback riding, and they are all about to find love. From the set-up, and the author’s writing history, I’m guessing this will be two at a time. Our first book begins with the two eldest brothers of the bunch, James and Grant Moore.

Our heroine is Chloe Logan. After 20 years of marriage, she one day finds herself divorced and her ex with another woman. Since her 19 year old daughter is settled in college, she decides to leave home and explore, but a storm comes up and her car goes off the road. Grant sees her car and the brothers all rescue her. Both Grant and James fall for Chloe, and Chloe discovers she has feeling as well. As the three work it out, trouble comes their way. Will they lose Chloe before they work it all out?

I enjoyed the book, though I had a couple of minor issues. Grant has a big, bushy beard. While that’s a turn-on for some woman, it just squicked me out. I was also a bit disappointed that Grant mentioned his appetites in the bedroom in the beginning, but the sex was relatively vanilla. I am used to Erika writing things quite a bit spicier, so my expectations were that Grant and James would be much more dominant and Chloe much less aggressive. But still, it was a great book, and I’m very much looking forward to the rest of this series coming out as I highly enjoy Erika Reed’s books!

5 Holy Hotness Stars

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Bound And Saved (Miami Masters 1) by BJ Wane

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A few weeks after witnessing her stepfather order a cold-blooded murder, Cassandra Bowlin hides aboard a luxury yacht to flee the men after her. Dashing into a closet, she trembles in fear of discovery until the owner enters the room with a woman intent on gaining his sexual favor. The scene she witnesses between the couple leaves her shaken with arousal, making her wonder what all she had been missing from her own sexual encounters.

Zachary Allen-Vancuren returns to his new, BDSM decked out yacht, eager to take her out on a maiden voyage before presenting her to his friends. After putting several miles between him and the mainland, he slips downstairs and finds he’s stuck with a stowaway with secrets she refuses to divulge and a determination to wring as much from his planned four-day excursion as possible. His refusal to engage in any sexual activities is met with her constant, teasing antics until she finally wears him down and he gives her the lesson she thinks she’s been wanting.It took interference from a surprising source and two rescues by Zachary to free her of her stepfather’s threats and enable her to embrace a future with the one man she hadn’t been able to resist.

DISCLAIMER:  This book contains elements of power exchange, elements of BDSM, and explicit sexual scenes. If any of these offend you, please do not purchase this book.

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Uber hot and talented writer BJ Wane has come out with a new series called Miami Masters. Seven friends who met in summer camp and ended up not only discovering their proclivity for the BDSM lifestyle, but all ended up in the Miami area.

The first book, Bound and Saved, finds our first bachelor and Dom, Zachary, finding a stowaway on his specially outfitted yacht. Cassandra is on the run from her evil step-father, whose henchmen have found her in Miami. She’s managed to hide out on Zachary Allen- Vancuren’s yacht to get away from them, but after passing out from exhaustion, she’s discovered by Zach. She soon learns how Zach likes his sex and she agrees to explore BDSM with him on his kinky yacht. But after she slips away soon after the boat docks, Zach realizes she may be in big trouble. Will he find her in time to save her from her step-father and his henchmen?

This was one of those books that you just can’t put down! The storyline is full of hot and steamy sex with a great dose of kink, romance, and enough suspense to keep those pages turning. I absolutely couldn’t put this book down! BJ’s books have just gotten better and better, and she’s most certainly on my one-click list. Just simply amazing!

5 Domalicious Stars!

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The woman jerked upright with a look of such abject terror that Zach experienced a rare twinge of remorse before he recalled how far away from the mainland he’d already sailed.  He recognized her right away as the new girl in the marina office, which added to his curiosity.

“I repeat, what’re you doing in my bed, on my yacht?”

“Oh!”  Scrambling off the bed, she picked up a backpack, stuttering, “I’m sorry.  I didn’t mean to fall asleep.  I was just so tired, and the rocking lulled me to sleep…Please, I’ll leave…I didn’t mess with anything…”

“That’d be damned difficult seeing as we’re already a few hundred miles from Miami.  Unless,” he added with a derisive lift of one brow, “you’re up to rowing back to shore.  There’s a chance, a slim one, you’d make it about the time I return at the end of the week.”

Scrubbing her eyes, she mumbled, “What?” before jerking her head up and gazing at him with a look of wonder filling her wide green eyes.  “Are you telling me we’re miles away from Miami?  In the middle of the Atlantic?”

Before Zach could confirm she had it correct, she jumped up on the bed, drawing his frown as she stood on tiptoes to press her face against the portal.

“Oh. My. God,” she breathed, her tone conveying awe, and if he wasn’t mistaken, a touch of excitement.  As fast as she’d leapt on the bed, she hopped down and flew past him, the backpack clutched in one hand as he listened to her flying up to the first tier.

“Great, I’m not only stuck with a stowaway, but a lunatic as well,” he groused as he followed and found her standing on the port side deck, gazing in rapt pleasure across the ocean.  Gone was the fear she woke with, likely brought on by his rude awakening.  The sun picked up hints of red and blonde highlights in her unruly, poorly cut cap of short brown hair that seemed to suit her pixie face.  With a squeal, she spun in a circle then stumbled to a stop when she faced him.

Flushing, those emerald green eyes didn’t shift away from him as she said with point-blank honesty, “I can’t explain.”

That was a new one, Zach mused with a touch of humor that didn’t last long.  “Why?” he returned with just as much bluntness.

Her shoulders drooped and for a split second, so fast he may have imagined it, the fear on her face she’d awoken with returned.  “I’m sorry, I just can’t.  But, I promise I won’t get in your way-did you say you planned to be gone for several days?”

“Yes.  Four days I was looking forward to spending alone, getting acquainted with my new purchase.”  He swept out an arm to indicate the yacht.  

“This boat looks big enough I can hole up somewhere and you’ll never know it-why’d you trade in your other boat?  It was already one of the largest at the marina.”

God, he hoped her penchant for jumping from one topic to another wasn’t a habit.  He might have to strangle her and toss her overboard if so.  And why the hell did hearing her point out his extravagance produce a sense of guilt?  He could afford a bigger yacht, so he bought one.  It was that simple.

“It’s a yacht, not a boat.  Look,” he stated, firming his tone and placing his fists on his hips.  “It’s obvious I’m stuck with you, unless you annoy the hell out of me, in which case I’ll toss you overboard.”

Nonplussed, which again, surprised him, she quipped with a teasing smile, “Guess I better be good then.  I’m hungry,” she announced as the loud rumble from her stomach made its displeasure known.

“Well, you know where the kitchen is.  Don’t expect me to wait on you.”  Pivoting, he took a few steps before tossing over his shoulder, “Pick one of the smaller staterooms to bunk in and stay out of mine.”

“Oh, heaven forbid the captain share his spacious sleeping quarters,” she taunted.

This time, the twinge of guilt prodded a curse from him, but his anger at this whole fucked-up excursion prevented him from turning around and shocking her with a small example of what he liked to do with women who shared his bed.  He wondered how sassy she’d be if he yanked down those jeans and turned her ass a rosy red.  Climbing the circular stairs leading to the top level, he decided to take out his frustration with his stowaway with a round of skeet shooting.  Annihilating a dozen clay discs ought to help improve his mood.

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Battling both escalating excitement and mortification from his close inspection of her most private parts and blunt talk, Sandie tried to calm her rapid heartbeat.  She ignored the pang caused by his casual reference to their eventual parting of ways and admitted she wanted this, wanted him and any new, pleasurable experiences he was willing to give her.  “It’s the outdoor exposure I never knew could be so pleasurable,” she told him, refusing to admit his wide, muscled chest and intent, blue-eyed gaze accounted for the majority of her heightened arousal.  He didn’t need any more power over her.

“That so?  Never ran around naked outside, huh?  You’re more lacking than I thought.  Too bad we only have these few days to show you what you’ve been missing.”  Pulling out of her slick heat, he opened the clamps next.  Straddling the lounge, he laid the metal clips attached by a connecting chain on her quivering stomach then palmed her breasts.  “You have the prettiest breasts.”

Zachary’s compliment warmed Sandie as much as his hands, but she still winced when he gripped her nipples between thumbs and forefingers and pinched them into even tighter pinpoints.  The slight sting zipped straight down to her sheath, adding another spate of dampness to what she felt dripping already.  

“Another deep breath.”

His warning followed with a painful pinch on each tender bud as he snapped the wicked looking clamps around them at the same time.  “Shit!” she gasped as the fiery torture enveloped her whole breast before transforming into a dull throb.

“Here, let’s get your mind on something else until you get used to them.”  Reaching between her legs, Zachary flipped on the vibrators, setting up low pulses inside her vagina and rectum that brought nerve endings in both orifices to life.  

“Oh,” she breathed, shifting her hips in an automatic response to the slow build-up of pleasure and enjoying the way he diverted her attention from the nipple pain.

“Not yet.”  A sharp slap on her thigh punctuated his command right before he moved off the lounge and picked up another object that had her eyes going wide and alarm forcing her to tighten her grip on the bar above her.

“Just what do you think you’re going to do with that?”  She could only imagine the sting the wicked looking, rawhide strip could produce.

“Well, unless or until you tell me no, I’m going to tease and torment your delectable body.  You want to call it quits?” he asked again.

Sandie narrowed her eyes at the taunt, refusing to let him sway her now he’d finally agreed to give her what she’d been pushing for since first discovering herself stranded with him on this boat for a few days.  

“I’ll let you know when you’ve gone too far, or I’m not having fun,” she assured him, thankful for his confirmation all she had to do was say so, and he’d back off.  “But, aren’t you going to restrain my hands?”

“Not this time.  I thought you might need the extra assurance of maintaining some control.”  

His thoughtfulness warmed her, even if he’d given it with grudging consideration.  But as he raised his arm, the warmth cooled and her bravado weakened.  Slamming her eyes shut, she sucked in a deep breath and braced for the impact of that small instrument.

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In His Custody (Shaw Brothers Book 1) by Fiona Archer

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After a messy breakup with a lying ex, English teacher Mercy Jones swore off men, especially the edgy ones. Safe, stable and comfy. Those are her catch words for a perfect partner. So why does the new substitute history teacher have to be dangerous, raw, and challenging–on every level? His uncompromising masculinity and questioning mind captivate Mercy, tempting her to risk her heart.

Detective Aidan Shaw is a cynical bastard, trusting nobody outside his family and fellow cops. But when working undercover to eradicate a high school drug network, Aidan meets an intelligent, feisty blonde with knock-out curves. Mercy’s warmth and generous spirit awaken a part of him buried deep for too long.

But how can Aidan remain undercover and not betray the woman he’s come to cherish? As he closes in on the criminals manipulating innocents for profit, the stakes grow ever higher–with deadly consequences.

** This was initially a 29,000 word novella for a Boxed Set (of which all the proceeds went to charity). The updated version has been expanded with new scenes

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Fiona Archer is back with a almost new book. I say this because In His Custody is a revamped, added-on-to, newish, super-duper book from a 29,000 word novella. But oh boy, oh boy! Such an amazingly hot and steamy revamp it is! I absolutely loved this book, and fans of Fiona’s will be enthralled with this series starter featuring sexy Aidan Shaw, the dominant, sexy detective and school teacher Mercy Jones.
Fiona is one of my absolute favorite authors, and this book just confirms why I love her so much. Aidan Shaw is a police detective who is undercover at Macarthur High School trying to break up a drug ring that has put a student in the hospital. He is undercover as Sean Gallagher, history teacher and assistant football coach. While being introduced to his classroom, he meets AP English Lit teacher, Mercy Jones and he’s instantly attracted to her.
One of the first things he does is has his partner Jake check her out. After all, he wants to be sure she is as innocent as he thinks she is before he pursues her. He also has to play go-between with her and the football coach, who can’t stand Mercy because she threatens to fail the star quarterback of the team for failing grades.
Mercy makes a deal with the new assistant coach, he’ll help Isaac, her troubled student, and she’ll help his football star Cole by tutoring him…and go out for coffee and dessert. He’s already saved her life once by keeping a jerk at the bar from slipping something into her drink.
Aidan/”Sean” and Mercy begin a relationship, and let me tell you, Aidan is so super dominant and take charge in the bedroom that, well…let’s just say I’m very, very, happy that I’m a married woman…with a dominant husband. I mean seriously? I was fanning myself, and I’m of the age where menopause has kicked in, and I wasn’t sure if it was my hormones kicking in or what, but I needed to crank the AC up.
If you are a fan of BDSM, Alpha males, contemporary romance with suspense, and a mix of all of the three, you are going to go wild for this! It’s definitely in my reread pile!

5 Fabulously Freaky Flirty Stars

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Fiona Archer writes erotic romance filled with masterful Aussie alpha heroes and teams them with sassy heroines who limit their submissive side to the bedroom. She lives in sunny environs of Sydney, Australia, and is harassed by a flock of wild cockatoos that take over the back yard each afternoon, demanding their feed. Her favorite hobbies include watching Nathan Fillion on television, shopping for that ever-elusive perfect shade of lipstick, and drinking iced coffee.

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Tannin’s Thunderbolt (Devil’s Souls MC Book 1) By Ravenna Tate

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When Raiyana Parente learns a Mob boss wants her dead for refusing to become his business partner, she runs. With no clear plan, she ends up in the parking lot of Scotty’s Place, a posh strip club in Creek Ridge, Ohio, believing the tall, muscled biker in jeans and dirty boots is the man sent to kill her. She couldn’t be more wrong.

Sterling Tanner, known to his Demons on Wheels MC Brothers as Tannin, is hit by the thunderbolt the moment he looks into Rai’s dark eyes. But the trouble she brings with her isn’t something his MC needs. Still, what’s a man to do when the woman he has to have, no matter what, shows up?

As their rough and dirty sexual relationship burns up the sheets, Tannin must find a way to keep Rai safe from the Mob. But can he win her heart as well?

Be Warned: BDSM, spanking, sex toys, flogging, anal sex, public exhibition

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The superduper, remarkable Ravenna Tate has come out with an all-new series that will not only blow her fans away, but will have lovers of MC romance flipping their e-reader pages with glee. Tannin’s Thunderbolt is the first book in the new Demons on Wheels MC series. Considering the glut on the market with MC romances, I was a little leery as to how this would turn out.

I needn’t have worried, this was an absolutely fabulous start to her series! The characters were fascinating, three-dimensional, gritty, raw and real. I could really see these guys in my mind’s eye and I wanted more! Our heroine, Raiyanna, is running for her life when a mob boss puts a price on her head. She ends up stopping and running into Tannin, the sergeant-at-arms of the Demons On Wheels MC. And when he’s struck by how much he wants this woman, he brings her into his club despite the fact she could be a heap of trouble for him and his brothers.

We are introduced to Gorgon, Vassago, Legs, and the others family members as they all try to help Rai out from her troubles with mob boss Vito from a surprising source. She also has lots of very steamy, dirty, sex with Tannin and she learns how he got his name. (He does enjoy “Tannin’” her bottom red. It’s another remarkable series for Ravenna!

5 Shooting Stars

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Rogue (Pheonix Rising Series) by Brynley Blake

Today we have the blog tour for Rogue by Brynley Blake! Check out this fantastic new contemporary romance and grab your copy today!!

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Reeling from the death of her daring Navy SEAL brother, reserved McKenzie Prescott decides to honor him in the only way she can think of–by finishing his bucket list. Suddenly, she’s doing things she’s never dreamed of–like jumping off waterfalls…and inviting the intoxicating stranger she meets in Las Vegas to help her with some of the more racy items on the list…

 

Noah Payne used to be a Navy SEAL…until his job cost him his family. Now he wants revenge, and he’s not above playing dirty to get it. His current mission—to find a missing shipment of guns—is the last piece of the puzzle. But his only lead is Liam Prescott’s bucket list. Noah figures that by getting close to Liam’s sister, McKenzie, he’ll soon get his hands on the list. Only keeping his hands off a suddenly sexy McKenzie is turning out to be the real challenge!

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Brynley Blake is a new author to me, but after reading Rogue, she is now firmly in my list of favorites! Wow! This book was a thrill from the get-go, and learning that this was the beginning of a series? I’m hooked! I stayed up the entire night to finish this, because once I started, I didn’t put it down.

 

McKenzie Prescott is a nice, boring girl who has decided to honor her brother’s legacy by completing the items on his bucket list. Her brother Liam was a Navy SEAL who was her complete opposite, and died during a rescue mission in the Middle East. But, she’s shot at while diving off a waterfall. Figuring it’s a fluke, she heads off to Vegas where she meets Noah Payne. Noah is an ex-SEAL whose wife and daughter are killed by a drug kingpin, and all he lives for is revenge. McKenzie is surprised to see Noah again when she goes to complete another item on her bucket list, but is it because he wants to help her or himself?

 

These two have the best chemistry I’ve seen in ages! I positively loved this book so much that if I could give it more than 5 stars I would! I am positively hooked on this series and can’t wait for the next one to come out. Ms Blake has created a series that will be talked about for years to come, with magnetic characters that jump off the pages. Simply excellence!

5 Award Of Excellent Stars!

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A lifelong reader with a taste for adventure, Brynley Blake writes the writes the kind of books she likes to read: steamy contemporary romances featuring smart, sassy heroines with a sense of humor and strong, dominant alpha males who love their women a little feisty. She lives in Texas with her family and an assortment of pets, and loves rainy days, hot coffee, cold beer, red wine, traveling, and spending time with her family. She writes contemporary and erotic romance as Brynley Blake and Brynley Bush.

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Shameless by M. Malone and Nana Malone

I am the thing that goes bump in the night. I am a liar, a protector…a killer…I am Noah Blake.

There is only one light in my darkness, one bright ray in the storm of my life. Lucia DeMarco. And I’ll do anything for her. Anything except show her who I really am…an assassin. Well, former assassin. I don’t really do that anymore…usually.

It would be easier if she didn’t call me names. Asshole, control freak…shameless. It would also be easier if she didn’t look at me with those trusting gray eyes. If I didn’t dream about the perfect curve of her — never mind all that. The point is she’s digging into my world, my secrets, and it’s going to get her killed.

But first, we have another more immediate concern. Lucia is going on a date—With someone else…

Review

First off, be aware that this ends on a cliffy as I call them. That’s because this juicy goodness from M. Malone and Nana Malone is told in a trilogy of books. I’m not always crazy about that format, and I usually wait until all of the books are out first, but Noah sounded like such a hottie I couldn’t resist.

 

This falls under the ‘Best Friend’s Sister’ trope, and it’s a good one. Lucia is still mourning the loss of her brother, who was killed 6 years earlier. She’s determined to get to the answer of who killed him. Noah is her brother’s best friend. He owns a security company, and is doing his level best to keep Lucia from digging into her brother’s death, because the more she digs, the more danger she is in. He also wants her, but is determined to keep away. You know, the old ‘I want her, can’t have her, she’s too good for me” and so on. The sparks fly and oooh wait for it….big cliffy at the end! Despite that? Loved it!! And so will you!

5 Shameless Stars

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Brent interjected. “I should probably be going.”

Lucia gripped his forearm harder. “No. Stay. Noah is going. Aren’t you Noah?”

Noah grinned, his devilish smile bringing a mischievous twinkle to his eyes. Looking at the two of them in close proximity, Lucia could see clearly that there was no competition. Noah had dark sooty lashes that framed those intense whiskey-colored eyes, high cheekbones, a straight Roman nose, and full lips that tilted crookedly when he smiled. The man was gorgeous and he knew it. Which was a problem. Because he often used it to get what he wanted.

Brent, in comparison, also had dark hair, but not as dark as Noah’s. It also didn’t fall in disarray where some parts looked styled and other parts unkempt, but mostly looking like he’d just rolled out of bed. Or he’d rolled out of bed with someone. Brent’s eyes were a pale blue. Kind. He was cute in that boy-next-door, All-American kind of way. He didn’t look like he belonged in a fashion magazine, not like Noah did.

Feeling a little uncharitable comparing Brent so unfavorably with Noah, she had to concede that he was at least tall. Not as tall as Noah, but few men could compare to Noah’s towering height. Besides it wasn’t about looks, or height, or charisma, anyway.

Annoyed with herself, Lucia closed her eyes, hoping maybe this was all a bad dream, but when she opened them again Noah was still there. With him in the room, it was hard to breathe. He dominated and sucked up all the air, silently pulling her towards him with his gravitational force alone. It was like poor Brent wasn’t even there.

“Now, Lucia, I know you’d like to think you’re in charge right now. But you’re not. You don’t know this guy. And you invited him back to your place? I thought I taught you better than that.”

Brent tried to make an escape again. “Lucia, why don’t you deal with this guy? And we’ll try this again later.”

“No. You’re not going anywhere.”

Noah pushed himself to a seated position. “Oh yes he is. Because, you and I need to discuss what the hell this is for.” He held up the party gift from the bachelorette party.

Oh no. Oh no. Oh no.

In that moment, Lucia prayed to every saint her grandmother had ever forced her to pray to. Prayed to the Virgin Mary then to Jesus. Heck, for good measure, she added Buddha in there too. Just in case. But nothing happened. The ground did not open and swallow her.

Instead, she stood with her hand on Brent’s arm, staring at Noah as he held up the largest purple dildo she’d ever seen in her life.

Brent’s mouth fell open but no sound came out. As mortified as she was, Lucia couldn’t really blame him. The stupid thing was over a foot long, and thick. Really, really thick. Like thicker than a cucumber. She’d certainly never used the thing. It was a gag gift.

“How dare you go through my things!” she squeaked.

Noah shrugged. “I didn’t go through your things. The drawer was open. The thing was practically sticking out of it. Making its escape.”

Next to her, Brent shifted his gaze to her.

“That’s not mine,” she whispered. “I m-mean it is but I’ve never used it. It’s a gag gift from a bachelorette party.” She swung her gaze to Noah. “Put that down.”

“Not a chance. I mean, this thing is fascinating. I’m no stranger to toys myself. As far as I’m concerned, they can always enhance the situation. I’m not one of those guys that feel jealous or threatened. Matter of fact, I’m all for a little solo play. But this thing.” He held it up and shook it around. “Even I’ve never seen anything like it. And I’ve had a lot of practice.”

He turned his attention to Brent. “No disrespect to you, but I don’t think you can live up to this. It vibrates and rotates! Even I feel a little frightened by this thing.”

Screw the ground opening up and swallowing her whole. Just shoot her now. That would end this quickly. Shoot her. Send her little behind to heaven. Because she was done. Noah was bending the dildo around as it wiggled in his hands. He pushed the button, and the damn thing rotated on its own, making a whirring sound. Oh God. Could this get any worse?

Brent fixed his gaze on her. “I’m going to go.”

“No, please don’t go.”

She lunged and grabbed at the dildo, tugging when Noah refused to release it. The silicone material bent in ways Lucia was sure it wasn’t intended to as they fought over it. This was easily one of the most undignified moments of her life but she just couldn’t take it anymore. Noah’s smug face as he watched her struggling to get a better grip on the wiggling, gyrating piece of plastic only made it worse.

“Ugh, let go!”

In a fit of sudden anger, Lucia kicked him in the shin. And in his surprise, Noah let go of his end of the toy. The next few seconds would forever play in her mind in slow motion as she watched the toy fly end over end and hit Brent directly in the face.

“Ouch!”

Lucia covered her mouth in horror as the toy fell to his feet. The silence that followed was only broken by the sounds of the still-running toy, wiggling over the carpet.

Noah guffawed. “My bad. Did I get it in your mouth? Don’t worry, it doesn’t mean anything. What’s a little dick in the mouth between friends, am I right?”

M. Malone

NYT & USA Today Bestselling author M. Malone lives in the Washington, DC metro area with her three favorite guys, her husband and their two sons. She holds a Master’s degree in Business from a prestigious college that would no doubt be scandalized at how she’s using her expensive education.

Independently published, she has sold more than 1/2 million ebooks in her two series THE ALEXANDERS and BLUE-COLLAR BILLIONAIRES. Since starting her indie journey in 2011 with the runaway bestselling novella “Teasing Trent”, her work has appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than a dozen times.

She’s now a full-time writer and spends 99.8% of her time in her pajamas.

Nana Malone

USA Today Best Seller, Nana Malone’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she “borrowed” from her cousin.

It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.

While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, in the meantime Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.

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Nana Malone

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Jungle Rapture (Jaguar Queens 1) by M.A. Jewell

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The Jaguar Queens, 1

An advocate for endangered species, journalist Kelsi Gorman travels to the Brazilian Amazon to locate a mysterious black jaguar the size of a saber-toothed tiger. Instead, the enormous cat finds her knee deep in mud, blood, and smugglers. 

Jaime Salazar, one of a few surviving male jaguar shifters, encounters a scent he never thought to find—a female jag shifter. Jag queens exist only in the elder’s stories, but someone staked out a she-cat like poacher bait. 

In a fit of primal instinct, Jaime marks Kelsi as his mate. Now, no other female will arouse him. To avoid a long celibate life, he is forced to woo his reluctant mate-to-be. But first he must keep her alive.

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Jungle Rapture is the first book in the Jungle Queens series written by M.A. Jewell, who is a new author to me. I’m awfully glad I picked up this book, and the only negative thing I have to say is that I was bummed that it was so short. (It’s one of Evernight’s Reading On The Go books). Shifter books are a genre that I’ve only gotten into over the past couple of years, and it’s a very fluid world other than they shift and want mates. Ms Jewell has written a richly, lush world for her story and I was so impressed with the detail and the characters.

We pretty much deal with Kelsi Gorman and Jamie Salazar for the entirety. Kelsi finds herself in quite a bit of trouble with some poachers at the beginning of the book. Jamie is a black jaguar shifter who is trying to keep his identity secret, both as the giant black jaguar he is, and who his human side is. So he helps Kelsi out, but as a jaguar, until he has no choice but to reveal himself to her, because after all, she’s his mate.

However, Kelsi has no clue who or what she is, and doesn’t believe or want Jamie as a mate. But after a day of violence, Kelsi has her eyes opened, but will she choose Jamie, or leave him?

I was completely riveted to this book, and was close to having a bit of a bratty foot stomping moment because there wasn’t any more book to read. You’ll definitely want to check this one out, and I’ve found myself a new author to love

5 Shifty Stars

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Excerpt:

Jaime stayed silent in the face of her outburst. With a deliberate nod, he stood. She guessed him to be about six-foot-four. He toed off rubber boots that appeared way too small then lowered the zipper of his pants. Kelsi gasped before looking pointedly at the damp earth.

“I must disrobe or go naked the rest of our hike. Don’t look away. It’s essential you know me as I am.”

Kelsi jerked a nod. Her sanity rode on this next minute. His pants dropped to his feet, and he stepped from them. Her gaze followed the perfect, masculine form of his calves to his thighs. She gasped again. Still seated, she got a full frontal of the healthy weight at his groin.

Uncut, interesting. She forced herself to look him in the eye. The half-grin returned. He may be some unearthly, were-something, but he was still a typical man.

Jaime dropped to a prone position. “I’ll lie still in cat form. So you feel safe.”

“That’s thoughtful.” Kelsi couldn’t keep the sarcasm from her voice. Likely, he played her like some pervert exhibitionist. Although, he did have goods worth looking at.

“Remember, I cannot harm you. You are—special.”

Before she could ask what he meant, Jaime grimaced. His body shimmered with a dark light that grew beyond his form. The nimbus cast a beast shape around his body, darkened further, then melted away.

Kelsi’s strangled yelp cut the air. She scrambled back from the massive jaguar lying in Jaime’s place. Black Beauty. The cat settled his muzzle on his front paws and raised amazing blue eyes to her. True to Jaime’s word, the beast didn’t move a muscle.

Kelsi froze in wonder. If the dart drug did this, she’d know eventually. But wow, what a ride! Her knees sank into the damp earth as she crawled on all fours to the cat.

“Hi there, Black Beauty. Such a pretty boy.”

The lush fur, so close, called to her. As Jaime predicted, the jaguar’s sedate manner gave her a sense of safety. Ferns near his nose quivered in time with his regular breaths. She reached a hand to his neck and slid fingers into his pelt. Aside from leaning into her touch, the animal didn’t move.

Kelsi edged closer. She reveled in the nearness to the great cat. Like a child who couldn’t stay away from a fluffy kitten, she ruffled his ears then leaned in to nuzzle his fur. His luscious scent further soothed, melting away any remaining angst.

“Thank you for saving me,” she whispered. Fully into the fantasy, or her delirium, she lay next to him and stroked his side.

Black Beauty blinked and lifted his face to hers. He flicked his whiskers before the tip of his tongue dabbed her nose.

She giggled. A visceral part of her wanted the magnificent animal to accept her touch. All those times the big cats approached her—unusually interested in her over the other zookeepers—she’d yearned to tousle their ears or ruffle their fur. Logic never allowed her to indulge.

Petting the cat, she couldn’t help the smile that split her face. “You’re amazing.”

White light rose from the jaguar’s form enveloping her hand. While the glow hid his body, fur turned to bare skin under her touch. The halo of light receded. With that same knowing, half-smile, Jaime propped his head on a raised elbow and turned to his side. “So are you, anjo.”

His arousal lay prominent, front and center, along his abdomen. Kelsi’s mouth froze in an “O”. A beat too late, she yanked her arm to her own personal space. Heat flushed her cheeks and other hidden parts.

 

 

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Bayside Desires (Love in Bloom-Bayside Summers 1) by Melissa Foster

Synopsis

Fall in love at Bayside, where sandy beaches, good friends, and true love come together in the sweet small towns of Cape Cod.

BAYSIDE SUMMERS is a series of standalone steamy romance novels featuring alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re fun, flirty, flawed, deeply emotional, always passionate, and easy to relate to.

“​With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!” -NYT Bestseller Julie Kenner​

“Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!” -NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely​

In Bayside Desires…
As the co-owner of Bayside Resorts, Rick Savage has a fabulous job working with his best friends and brother, and a thriving business in Washington, DC, which he’ll be returning to at the end of the summer. Spending time with his family is great, but being back on Cape Cod has unearthed painful memories. When sweet, smart, and overly cautious Desiree Cleary moves in next door, Rick is drawn to the sexy preschool teacher, and she just might prove to be the perfect distraction.

Running an art gallery was not in preschool teacher Desiree Cleary’s plans, but after being tricked into coming to her impetuous, unreliable mother’s aid, she’s stuck spending the summer with the badass half sister she barely knows and a misbehaving dog. If that’s not frustrating enough, she can’t escape the sparks igniting with her strikingly handsome and pushy neighbor, Rick, who makes all her warning bells go off.

Passion ignites as Desiree and Rick spend long summer nights sharing heartfelt confessions and steamy kisses. For the first time in years Rick is enjoying life again instead of hiding behind mounds of work miles away from his family. Desiree has touched him in a way that makes him want to slow down. Only slowing down means dealing with his demons, and he isn’t sure who he’ll be when he comes out the other side.

All Bayside books can be read as standalone novels or as part of the series:
Coming Soon…
Bayside Passions
Bayside Heat
Bayside Escape

Bayside Summers is part of the Love in Bloom romance collection by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. While each book may be read as a standalone, you might enjoy reading the entire Love in Bloom series. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books. Visit Melissa’s website for family trees, series checklists, and more.

Review

Bayside Desires by Melissa Foster is the first book in the Bayside Summers series which fits in her Love In Bloom series of books. (I’d be here for a long, long time if I listed all of those books) But the good part is that all of the books can be read as a standalone. I’ll stand right up and admit that the reason I decided to read this book initially was that it was set in Cape Cod, Mass. Seeing as how I’m from Massachusetts and have spent many a summer “Down the Cape”, it appealed.

I ended up loving it oh so very much, and for me to love a straight-up vanilla romance says a lot about the author. It was a total, feel-good, romantic, beachside read for me. I’m definitely going back to read it’s sister series. But the premise here is that straight-laced school teacher Desiree Cleary gets an e-mail from her wayward mom telling her she needs to come and run her Cape Cod art gallery for the summer because it might prolong her life. Desiree is in for a surprise when she shows up and so does her sister Violet, who got the same message, about HER. What mom Lizza does next is shocking.

But the uptight Desiree meets Rick Savage, who is partners with his brother and friend in Bayside Resort. He is down for a few weeks for renovations before flying back to DC for his stifling 80 hour a week company. He and Desiree meet with quite a splash, and the fireworks are instant. But it’s the Cosmos that brings them together. Problem is, both of them have jobs to go back to, and there’s one big problem for two estranged sisters to deal with.

There is lots of romance in this book, and by the end, (more like a third way through) you’ll fall in love with Rick and want him for your very own book boyfriend. He’s THAT swoon-worthy. Desiree just blooms throughout this book and becomes an amazing, loving woman you just want to hug. And the secondary characters are just fabulous! My absolute favorite was Violet, my soul sister. She had me laughing so hard at points, and despite her snark, she obviously loves and protects Desiree. My favorite line of the whole book was Violet to Des…

“Fine. I love your sorry a**. Now let’s go into P-town and see what kind of f**kery we can get into.”

You gotta love a sister who will drag you to the gayest place in the Northeast to have yourself a great time, Lord knows I always do!

5 Starry Night Stars!

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melissa foster (1)Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. Melissa writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa’s fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, and the Wild Boys After Dark. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented.

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

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