Tuesday, March 29, 2011


These are the books that are being released today that I'm interested in.

From Samhain Publishing

Key West by Lacey Alexander

      Miranda's Rights by Kyann Waters

       Lady Doctor Wyre by Joely Sue Burkhart

From Total-E-Bound

    Walk in the Shadows by Ginny Michaels

Playing with Prudence by Rachell Randall

From Resplendence

Lies and Consequences by Tatiana March

From Loose Id

Obsessed by Lisa Sanchez

There are some books from Ellora's Cave that will be releasing later this week that I am interested in but I'll post about them later.  So what's on your shopping list for today?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Title:  Her Cowboy's Way
Author:  Starla Kaye
Genre:  Contemporary Western
Publication Date:  November 8, 2010
Print and eBook ISBN:  978-0-980224-67-2
Length:  154 Pages Print/127 Pages eBook
Format:  eBook
Heat/Other:  M/F Oral Sex, Anal Sex, Spanking

Book Description: 

Brandi has known Colby Pennington for most of her life and has loved him almost as long. Getting married, though, is a serious matter. The whole love, honor, and obey thing might be more than she can handle.

Marriage is about an equal partnership, not having to follow anyone else’s rules. It is about having someone there whenever and wherever you want sex. Brandi is definitely okay with that part, especially with her sinfully handsome cowboy.

But the obey issue, that Colby intends to take care of her in all ways—including occasionally warming her bottom…Well, it could be a deal breaker.

Her Cowboy's Way is A Black Velvet Seductions three fans read. It includes explicit description of sexual activity between hero and heroine. This book includes spanking.

My Review: 

This is the first book that I've read from this publisher and I was very pleased with the quality of the book production.  This book is part of what they call their Romantic Domestic Discipline line, this is not BDSM in any way, shape or form, though spanking is an element. 

This story began with Brandi Dalton and Colby Pennington's wedding, when Brandi begins having second thoughts about agreeing to marry a man who wants her to agree to "obey" him in the traditional sense of marriage and who she has agreed can "discipline" her by spanking her when she does things that are foolish, dangerous or bad for their marriage. Brandi is an interesting main character; she's twenty-six, has just finished getting her masters degree and is physically very attractive. Emotionally though, Brandi, is still somewhat adolescent, she makes impulsive decisions, has trouble being honest all of the time and really doesn’t want to take on too many responsibilities that could interfere with having fun. She’s also somewhat spoiled having grown up with a successful father, who has indulged her to a point, and because of a large inheritance that she has received.

Colby Pennington is an interesting lead character. His best friend is Brandi’s brother, Daniel, and he’s known Brandi almost all of her life. He’s also ten years older, owns his own successful ranch and is considered to be quite the catch in town. He is an Alpha type male who wants to be in charge but at the same time is willing to trust and respect his partner and love her with all of his heart. No one was more surprised when he fell for Brandi. Colby is determined to have a successful marriage and he knows many of Brandi’s issues, so he’s very honest and frank about what he expects from her and their marriage. Colby explains he believes in spanking and asks Brandi to agree to setting boundaries in their marriage and accept domestic discipline understanding he would never abuse her; she has to agree to trust him.

The scenes between Brandi and Colby are very well done. Their story is basically told in chapters that highlight different situations that occur during their first year of marriage. While there were times I wasn’t completely comfortable with Colby and the domestic discipline, Brandi was a constant challenge in their relationship. She got easily bored, ignored her health (she’s pre-diabetic and eats an entire box of chocolates) and occasionally tried to hide things from Colby. There was however a lot of love, a lot of sex and overall it was clear that Colby loved Brandi and wanted to make sure she was in his life for a long time. They truly loved and trusted each other.

This is the first book that I’ve read by Starla Kaye, and it won’t be the last. I was very pleased with the author’s writing style and while there were some scenes where I was a bit squeamish, overall this story held my attention from start to finish. I also enjoyed visiting the author’s website which provided me with her outlook and definition of domestic discipline.  

My Rating:  4 of 5 Stars

FTC Disclosure:  The reviewer won this book in a contest from the publisher.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011


These are the new releases that look really good to me. 

From Liquid Silver

Infinite Betrayal by Gayle Donnelly and Robyn Mackenzie

From Samhain

Renegade Passions by Loribelle Hunt

Facilitator by Sahara Kelly

From Carina Press

Friendly Fire by Megan Hart

From Loose Id

Talk to Me by Cassandra Carr

So it's a short shopping list for me this week, what's on your list?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


These are the New Release books that I'm interested in this week:

From Liquid Silver

A Firm Merger by Stephanie Ganon

Stefan's Wicked Ways

From Total-E-Bound

The Shifter and the Dreamer- Book 1 in the Secrets Series

Strangers in the Night (Previously published as part of the
  Threefold Anthology)

From Carina Press

Road Signs

From Samhain

Northern Exposure - Book 1 in Compass Brothers series

Anything You Want

Maiden Lane - Richard and Rose Book 7

So these are the books I want.  What's on your list?

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Congratulations to the Winner:


Please contact me within the next 3 days at junegirl63(at)gmail(dot)com with the format that you would like to receive.

FTC Disclosure:  The prize awarded was purchased by the blog owner

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Title:  Night Promises: Night Pleasures 1
Author:  Tonya Renee Callihan
Publisher:  Secret Cravings Publishing
Genre:  Contemporary/Paranormal(Vampires)
Publication Date:  January 5, 2011
Ebook ISBN:  978-1-936653-01-0
Length:  44 Pages

Purchase:  Secret Cravings Store

Book Description:

Kelly O’Keefe first met a vampire when she was twelve. Now the pair are best friends and have opened Night Pleasures, an underground club that caters to vampires and their needs. When Kelly’s sister is murdered, she finds herself working with Connor, a vampire she's been in love with for months. Unable to trust men, let alone a vampire, can she let him help her solve her sister’s murder?

Connor has been watching after Kelly for seven months with the help of his sire and best friend Micah. Connor has kept himself at a distance even though he knows they are life mates. He's afraid of losing control and turning Kelly against her will. When he learns Kelly plans on investigating her sister’s death, he steps in and allows himself to get close to her.

But how close is too close?
My Review:

Night Promises: Night Pleasures 1 by Tonya R. Callihan is the first story in her new erotic paranormal series.  It's a short, fast moving story dealing with romance and a murder mystery.  The characters aren't  as fully developed as I would have liked but overall it was an enjoyable read. 

Kelly O'Keefe is an good lead character, she's known about vampires since she was twelve years old and was saved by one.  Noe she's part owner of a night club, Night Pleasures, which caters to their kind.  She knows that vampires are dangerous but she knows how to work with them and believes that her vampire partner, Mac, would save her if something comes up.  When her younger sister is killed by a vampire, Kelly holds herself responsible for introducing her to their existence.  She's also confused over her growing attraction to Connor, one of her vampire customers.

Connor is an interesting vampire, he's attracted to Kelly and believes that she's his mate but is reluctant to let her know of his attraction.  Turned by Micah, a centuries old vampire, when he was dying, Connor is still somewhat conflicted about his vampire existence.  It's only when he realizes that Kelly is going to jeopardize her safety by investigating her sister's death that Connor finally realizes he must step forward and protect the woman he loves.

The scenes between Kelly and Connor are okay for the most part but I would have enjoyed them more if the story's pace had moved slower and if the characters had been more fully developed.  I would have liked the romance to have been better developed but it was sufficient for the story, though it wasn't as spicy as I was expecting.  The secondary characters were pivotal to the story and I particularly liked both Mac and Micah, and their possible romance, which I believe will be the focus of the next book in this series.   

The story ends at an okay place with Connor and Kelly exploring their future together and only partly solving Kelly's sisters murder.  There are some unresolved issues which I'm hoping are addressed in the sequel to this story.  I'm looking forward to reading where this author takes us in this new world that she's building. 

My Rating:  3 out of 5 Stars

FCC Disclosure:  The book reviewed was provided by the publisher for review, which in no way influenced the reviewers opinion of this book.

Friday, March 11, 2011


Woohoo!  Welcome to Friday and a contest. 

Lila Dubois is a member of the International Heat authors and has a new release as of today from Ellora's Cave


Running into an old friend isn’t a big deal, unless you’re attending a BDSM mixer. When Liz, a woman who has it all—except a sex life—sees college pal Mark in the parking lot, she brushes off her embarrassment and agrees to go out for coffee to catch up.

Mark assumes Liz is a Domme, but when she reveals her red ribbon—a ribbon identifying her as a sub—he has to have her. He makes her complete a sex checklist that lists every toy, kink, position and taboo he might do to her, on her or with her.

Though desperate for this relationship to work, Liz cannot fully accept her desires or bring herself to submit passively. She wants Mark to master her, to dominate her. Mark is delighted by the way she challenges him, and with one touch, he knows she’s his perfect sexual match.

Now they face their greatest challenge yet, that forbidden territory that lies outside the bedroom… Dating.

Leave a comment below about what attracts you to the cover or the blurb for a chance to win an ebook copy of this book.   Winner to be chosen using Random.Org.  Contest will run through Saturday with winner to be chosen on Sunday, March 13, 2011. 

Good Luck Everyone!

FCC Disclosuire:  Prize Awarded Purchased by Blog Owner

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Woohoo!  It's New Release Tuesday where I'll feature books I'm interested in:

First from Liquid Silver

Icy Temptation by Marissa Chenery
  (First book in her new Angel Rocks Series)

Flash Point by Shelly Stevens
 (3rd book in Holding Out For a Hero Series)

Wilder's Mate by Moira Rogers
   (Bloodhounds, Book 1)

Wicked Empress by Anitra Lynn McLeod
(Onric Empire Book 4)

The Spy Who Loved Her by Melissa Schroeder
  (Once Upon an Accident, Book 3)

Hearts & Diamonds by Nichelle Gregory

Codename Courtesan:  Summer
by Aubrey Ross

So......What's on your list this week?

Sunday, March 6, 2011



Ebooks turn 40 this year and Read An E-Book Week is being celebrated from March 6-12, 2011.

In 1971 Michael Hart was fortunate enough to be given $100,000.00 worth of computer time with a Xerox Sigma V mainframe computer.  He decided that instead of using the time to compute something that he would spend the time on a project concerned with the storage, retrieval and searching of what was already stored in our libraries.  
The first E-Book was born - a copy of the Declaration of Independence.  
This project would eventually become Project Gutenberg.  

One of the first genres to become successful in E-Books was Romance!

The most recent advance was made by a company called E-Ink.  They introduced a new display technology that is found in the Kindle today.

Celebrate E-Books this week!

For more information on Read an E-Book Week - check out E-Book Week.Com