Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Review/ Sheriff/ Eryn Blackwell/ Ellora's Cave

Title:  Sheriff
Author:  Eryn Blackwell
Publisher:  Ellora's Cave
Genre:  Historical-Quickie
Length:  Novella
eBook ISBN:  978-1419928383
Publication Date:  July 2010
Format:  eBook


Book Blurb:

Lorella Constonce runs a boarding house in 1887, Giddings, Texas, not a brothel. If she ran the latter, she might know how to entice the sexy Sheriff Jefferies to more than just her dinner table. The need to hide something from him doesn’t help her cause.

Treydon Jeffries has a dead body in town and he suspects Lorella knows more than she’s telling. Treydon’s determined to discover her secrets, even if he has to seduce them out of her. With as many fantasies as he’s had about Lorella, he wouldn’t mind taking charge and finally putting her where she belongs—in his bed.

Publisher’s Note: This story was previously published elsewhere.

My Review:

This was a very fast read at only 48 pages in length.  It was a well done erotic historical western.  The characters were engaging and the plot moved at a good pace.

Lorella Constonce considers herself an average looking woman and has secretly been attracted to the town sheriff who comes to her boarding house twice a day for meals.  She has some secrets from her past and due to her busy schedule hasn't really made too many friends in town.  She has a new secret and is somewhat scared because of what she knows.  She's somewhat of an enigma for the town due to the fact that she is single, independent and is earning her own income in a time when most women are married and living with their husbands or single and living with their parents.

Treydon Jeffries is the town sheriff, he's a physically imposing man standing over 6 feet tall and he's fast with a gun, as some people in town have forced him to exhibit.  He's just and follows the law to the best of his ability, he also has a small secret- he's been attracted to Ms. Lorella for months but can't figure out just how much of himself he wants to commit and how to commit.
When he is called to the scene of a murder not far from Ms. Lorella's he notices a small boot print and figures that a woman was a witness and sees his opportunity to put his plans into work.

Both Lorella and Treydon are alone and have no other commitments, both have a built in sense of justice and both like to play games and have a bit of fun.  They are a perfect match for each other but they must first learn to completely trust each other with their secrets.  The ending of the story is fairly well done, although I would have liked a more complete resolution to the mystery of the dead man found at the beginning of the story.  The spicier elements of the story were well written, there is a little bit of bondage and one scene that includes a little bit of anal play.  This is the first book by Ms. Blackwell that I have read and I look forward to reading more of her work.

My Rating:   4 out of 5 Stars

FTC Disclosure:  The book reviewed was purchased for review by the site owner.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

New Release Monday and Tuesday

There are quite a few new release books for these two days, both Liquid Silver and Total-E-Bound release their books on Monday's and then Loose Id and Samhain Publishing release on Tuesday.  Ellora's Cave releases something almost daily during the work week.

Monday's Release from Ellora's Cave


Monday's Releases From Total-E-Bound

Whilrwind Relationship

Ordering Olivia

The Darkest Pleasure

A Madam into a Mistress


Gay Best Friend

Tuesday's Releases from Samhain Publishing







Tuesday's Releases from Loose Id

At Piper's Point

Best Little Spinwash In Texas

Tuesday's Release From Ellora's Cave

All For Shayla

Go Forth And Shop

Monday, July 26, 2010

A Review/ Consent To The Cowboy/ Abby Wood/ Carina Press

Title:  Consent To The Cowboy
Author:  Abby Wood
Publisher:  Carina Press
Genre:  BSDM/Erotica/Western
eBook ISBN:  978-1426890345
Publication Date:  June 28, 2010
Length:  145 Pages
Format:  eBook
Purchase:  Carina Press          All Romance Ebooks

Book Blurb:

Surrounded by beer-swilling, skirt-chasing cowboys her whole life, barmaid Daphne Norris has no intention of ever settling for any of the men in her Podunk hometown. So when bronc rider Will Hanson sends shock waves to her core with just one glance from his striking green eyes, no one is more surprised than her.

But Will is no ordinary cowboy, and he can see that Daphne is no ordinary small-town girl. He can sense in Daphne the quiet strength and devotion needed to satisfy a man like him, a man who needs to be on top, in every aspect of his life.

Daphne hasn't ever succumbed to her submissive desires before, and Will awakens her in ways she never imagined. While she's not prepared to give him her heart, she agrees to Will's offer of three days of intense pleasure, and then she's walking. But Daphne falls hard and fast, and now she has a decision: return to a normal life, or give up everything for Will...

My Review:

This is the first book that I've read written by Ms. Wood, it was a fairly fast read.  It's an interesting mix of BDSM and contemporary western.  The interaction between the characters was well written.

Daphne Norris is an interesting heroine, she's truly unsure of what she wants in life, she just knows that who she wants to be with is different than any of the men in town that she has dated.  She wants someone who is strong and independent and that she can trust and rely on.  She has unresolved issues from her childhood, when her father abandoned both her mother and her.  She has the bad habit of dating men in town who she knows won't meet her expectations and she refuses to become intimate with any of them.  She meets Will Hanson at a local rodeo and is instantly attracted to him but when he offers her what she really wants, a Dom of her own, she is afraid to commit.  She';s afraid to take a chance and trust someone.

Will Hanson is a strong, handsome and very wealthy rancher who started out as a bronc rider at the age of 16.  He's had a somewhat sad and possibly tortured past, but we don't get much of a back-story on him.  Of the two main characters in this book, I actually liked Will more because he actually did what he said he would do.  He knows the lifestyle that he wants and recognizes that Daphne would be the perfect submissive for him if he can just convince her to stay.  He offers her the perfect opportunity to see what it would be like and she accepts his offer, but she's really not planning to stay with him from the start- it's not a genuine acceptance on her part.  He then pursues her again and again it's Daphne that stands in the way of their relationship really moving beyond the physical and into something deeper and lifelong. 

It's not until near the end of this book that Daphne finally recognizes that she is copying the behavior pattern of her dad, which she has stated she hates and that she finally begins to let go of the past.  Will is a tremendous help in that regard and so is Daphne's dad, who has come back to town and is working on making amends with his daughter. 

As I stated earlier this book is definitely in the BDSM category and the characters have colorful dialogue.  There is use of a whip and also of clamps so reader beware that some boundaries are definitely crossed.  I think that overall the story has great potential and I would have liked to have seen deeper character development and perhaps some changes in the dialogue between Will and Daphne.

My Rating:  3 out of 5 stars

FTC Disclosure:  This book was purchased for review by site owner.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Winners- Copping A Feel by Lexxie Couper

Congratulations To The 2 Winners


I will be contacting you ladies later today for your ebook format preference.

FTC Disclosure:  Prizes awarded have been purchased by site owner.  Random number generator used to select winners.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Contest- Coping A Feel By Lexxie Couper

I'm excited to announce a contest for the new release by Lexxie Couper.  Ms Couper is a part of the International Heat group of authors and this is her third release with Ellora's Cave.  This is a stand alone title in their Cougar Challenge series.   

Book Blurb:                                                                                                              

Darci-Rae Whitlam doesn’t know which is more disturbing, receiving scads of obscene phone calls — or getting so turned-on by said phone calls. Then there’s the email from her American friend, Rachel, taunting Darci with something called a Cougar Challenge. Just the thought of seducing a younger man is enough to permanently soak her knickers. No wonder her ever-disapproving sister thinks she’s oversexed!                    

Cybercrime Detective Jarrod St. James is investigating a case of stolen identity. He quickly learns the fiery redhead claiming to be Darci-Rae Whitlam is the real deal (his shoulder trapped in the jaws of her gargantuan dog might have sped that decision along). He really should go back to Sydney, continue tracking the imposter who’s operating a phone-sex business in Darci’s name…but the woman proves too tempting. Job be damned, he has to have her. The fact she’s got a titillating challenge to complete only helps his case.

Darci just may be the fastest cougar to snag her cub yet. Being the victim of a crime has never been more fun!

The Contest- I will be giving away a copy of this ebook to 2 lucky winners.

Contest Rules: 

1.  Please answer the question "How Do You Feel About Older Women- Younger Men relationships?".

2.  Please make sure to leave your email address so that you can be contacted if you are a winner.

3.  Contest open to both US and International residents.

4.  Contest open to entries through Midnight CST on Thursday 22-Jul-10, winner to be announced on Friday 23-Jul-10.

Good Luck Everyone!

FTC Disclosure:  Prizes awarded in this contest have been purchased by site owner.                                                                                                 


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New Release Tuesday!

Today is New Release Tuesday for Samhain Publishing, Loose Id and for Ellora's Cave.  Liquid Silver had their releases on Monday- I'll showcase those first.

Liquid Silver New Releases for July 19, 2010.

Beatuy and The Bastard

Simon's Fate

The Willow

Samhain Publishing- Tuesday Releases

Angelic Surrender

Hareton Hall

Brazen or Bust


Strange Fortune

Going Down

Loose Id

Something New

Twice Her Age

Sir Gwain and the Green Knight

Edge of Heaven


Ellora's Cave

Getting Naughty

Go Forth and Shop!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Winners- Two Grooms For Dani Contest

Congratulations to the Winners of the
Two Grooms for Dani Contest


I will be contacting the winner to get the format choice later today!

FTC Disclosure:  Prizes Awarded Have Been Purchased by the Site Owner

Friday, July 16, 2010

A Contest - Two Grooms For Dani

Two Grooms For Dani by Roxi Romano

Princess Danika Dubhraic is a rebel of her own making. A Top Gun pilot, she’s sworn off marriage. But Dani has a secret. She’s been waiting a decade for her lover to tire of being the biggest stud in the galaxy and marry her.

General Joryn Vierek, soldier of fortune, has been in Danika’s life ever since her hormones could spot a hot man. But she didn’t realize just how hot he is until they’re contracted to marry to cement a peace initiative between their peoples. Much as she’s attracted to Joryn, Dani’s incensed she has no say in the arrangement. Enter lover Brody Callahan with his own marriage proposal. But does he love her or just want to win the girl?

It takes an attempted assassination, a deadly battle and serious sacrificing to make Dani realize she loves Joryn and Brody. But even if there’s a way she can keep both men in her life, can the ultra alpha Brody and Joryn share?

Reader Advisory: If you like just a taste of ménage, this story contains a single M/F/M scene.

I will be giving away 2 copies of this new release book from Ellora's Cave Friday.  To enter just answer the contest question and follow the contest rules.

Question:  What books are in your summer beach bag?

Contest Rules:

1.  Answer the contest question
2.  Please be sure to leave your email address so that I may contact the
3.  Contest is open until 5 PM C.S.T. on Saturday, 17-Jul-10
4.  Contest open to both US and International commenters

FTC Disclosure:  Prizes to be awarded have been purchased by the site owner.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Review/ Petals And Thorns/ Jennifer Paris/ Loose Id

Title:  Petals and Thorns
Author:  Jennifer Paris
Publisher:  Loose Id
Genre:  Erotic Fairytale
Length:  Novella
eBook ISBN:  978-1607378174
Publication Date:  July 13, 2010
Format:  eBook
Purchase:    Loose Id

Book Blurb:

In exchange for her father’s life, Amarantha agrees to marry the dreadful Beast and be his wife for seven days. Though the Beast cannot take Amarantha’s virginity unless she begs him to, he can and does take her in every other way. From the moment they are alone together, the Beast relentlessly strips Amarantha of all her resistance.

If Amarantha can resist her cloaked and terrifying husband, she gains his entire fortune and will be allowed to return to her family and a normal life. But the Beast seduces her at every turn, exposing, binding, tormenting, and pleasuring Amarantha until she no longer knows her own deepest desires.

Increasingly desperate to break the curse that chains his humanity, the Beast drives Amarantha past every boundary. But her desire for a normal life may jeopardize the love that will save them both.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play, BDSM theme and elements, dubious consent.

My Review:

This is a highly erotic adult fairytale and I loved it.  It's a re-telling of the Beauty and the Beast story with BDSM elements and it is smoking hot.  The story was well written and the plot moved at a very good pace.

Amarantha is the youngest daughter of a once wealthy man.  Her father has squandered all of his money and gone heavily into debt, in fact he is in danger of being killed because of how much and who he owes.  Somehow the Beast discovers this situation and offers him a large amount of money in exchange for the hand of his daughter in marriage, something that Amarantha's father agrees to with a condition.  The condition is that if the marriage is not consummated that Amarantha may return to her family and the wedding will be annulled and she would be free to remarry.

Amarantha is not happy with the arrangements that her father has made.  She is a product of the condition that she has been raised in, she is spoiled and thinks of nothing beyond the next item that she can purchase to wear or own.  When her father and sister tell her of the condition in the marriage agreement and the Beast confirms it, she thinks that all she will have to do is simply deny her husband the marriage bed, she acknowledges that he can do anything else though and believes that she has found a way to keep her freedom. 

The Beast is a complete Dom and he is very well written, he has loved Amarantha from afar and wants to keep her.  He has realized that she will be the perfect submissive if he can just get her to acknowledge it.  He puts in place a very erotic seduction plan but has a time limit in that he only has 7 nights to get his plan to work.

The interaction between Amarantha and The Beast is very well done.  The dialogue is at times sweet and tender and at other times highly erotic.  I was mesmerized by this story and read it from start to finish with the only interruptions being to get something to cool off.  I will definitely be looking for the next story from Ms. Paris.

My Rating:  5 out of 5 Stars

FTC Disclosure:  The book reviewed was purchased for review.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Review/ Politically Incorrect: Subjugated/ Jaid Black/ Ellora's Cave

Title:  Politically Incorrect- Subjugated
Author:  Jaid Black
Publisher:  Ellora's Cave
Genre:  Branded/Erotica
eBook ISBN:  978-1419930102
Length:  Novella (61 Pages PDF)
Publication Date:  July 12, 2010

Book Blurb:
Shannon Smith thinks her marriage to the intense, brooding Hani bin Nasser is one of convenience, but her mysterious Saudi husband has other plans.

My Review: 

This short novel is the first in a new line of books being released through Ellora's Cave/Jasmine Jade.  The "Branded" line of books is a series of books that are written where the relationship must be monogamous and heterosexual, and penetrative sex cannot occur until after marriage.  The stories can include most other sexual elements, such as bdsm, anal, kink, toys—after marriage, anything goes!  It could be the heroine, hero, or both who have a personal belief in no sex before marriage.  It's a line of books for readers who are uncomfortable with pre-marital sex.  The line is not a religious line as the characters can be choosing to refrain from premarital sex for any number of reasons.

Shannon Smith is a 36 year old American woman who is married to Hani bin Nasser, a man who is 10 years younger in age.  He's also from Saudi Arabia and theirs is supposed to be a marriage of convenience, Shannon is under the impression that her Hani needed to marry an American in order to stay in the country and finish his MBA.  She married him for his family's financial payment to cover her father's unsuccessful cancer treatments.  After almost a year of sharing a house, Shannon believes that their time together is almost up and even though Shannon is attracted to Hani, they have never been intimate.  Shannon believes that Hani will be leaving the country and filing for divorce so that he can marry someone in his own country.  She's somewhat emotionally fragile over this as both her parents are now deceased (her mother died when she was a toddler) and she will be alone for the very first time in her life.  Shannon decides that it's time for her to dating and has a first date with a co-worker at the law firm that she works in. 

Hani bin Nasser hasn't exactly been completely honest with Shannon.  He already had his MBA when he met Shannon, he didn't need their marriage in order to extend his Visa to stay but rather had gone into the law firms office to have a local attorney attend to a few minor matters.  When he saw Shannon he fell in love with her and changed all of his plans so that he could bring her into his life - he has no plans to ever divorce her and in fact is simply waiting for the opportunity to seduce his wife.

When Hani catches Shannon out on her first "date" with a co-worker, he becomes enraged and decides that it's time to move up the time table on his plans to seduce his wife and make her understand that there will be no divorce.  Circumstances though require that he move back to Saudi Arabia due to his father's health so he convinces Shannon to take a vacation with him, she thinks that she is going for a visit however, Hani knows that they will be making their new home in his home town of Jeddah.

The interaction between Shannon and Hani is a lot of fun to read.  The dialogue between the characters is well done and there are some comedic elements.  The seduction scene is beautifully written and smoking hot!  The Happy Ever After ending was not in doubt but much appreciated.  I'm curious to see what the next book in this line will be like.

My Rating:  5 out of 5 Stars

FTC Disclosure:  The book reviewed was purchased for review.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Release Tuesday and Wednesday

So today is New Release Tuesday for Samhain Publishing and Loose Id. Tomorrow is  New Release day for Ellora's Cave.  Here's what's new:

A Safe Harbor

Crazed Hearts

Dark, Deadly Love

I Thought It Was You

The Contenders 2:The Boxer

 Wednesday Releases                                                                                            


Go Forth and Shop!  :)