Thursday, February 4, 2016

Safe Limits by Morticia Knight

Title: Safe Limits
Series: Kiss of Leather,2
Author:Morticia Knight
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Pages: 153
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Reviewer: Redz













Publisher's Blurb
he men from Kiss of Leather gather together to rescue a terrified young sub. But it’s Master Derek who wants to keep him for good.

Master Gavin and his boy, Kyle, are celebrating their newly established bond when Master Josh calls requesting their help. Josh’s sub, David, needs the men to help his best friend from childhood while they’re away at a BDSM convention in San Francisco.

Corey ran away from his Master after a horrible scene, but he blames himself for everything that happened. No Master would ever want him if they were to find out what he did. Corey’s not sure if he’ll ever feel safe enough to give himself to a Master again anyway, even if all he’s ever wanted was to belong to somebody.

Master Derek agrees to watch over Corey until Josh and David return from the convention. All he needs is another pretty twink messing with his head and his heart, so the older, growly bear of a man determines to keep his distance. But when Corey wakes up screaming after a devastating nightmare, Derek is more drawn than ever to the young sub—the need to keep Corey safe from whatever or whoever has hurt him becoming his main priority.

Kyle and Corey develop a friendship when Corey assists Kyle in the dungeon furniture workshop. Kyle has his own fears—the ones that make him feel he’s broken because of the things he desires to do with Gavin. Through helping Kyle and receiving his own help via Derek, Corey decides he’s ready to let go of the demons from his past and move forward into a new life.

Now if Corey can only get Derek to believe that he’s ready—and to finally do something about it.

Reader Advisory: This book contains a flashback scene of rape by multiple aggressors.

Publisher's Note: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series.









Review

Safe Limits by author Morticia Knight is the second book in the Kiss of Leather series. This one we meet Corey and Derek. Derek is a loner now. He lost one boy because the boy wanted to be in the city and with the night life. Derek is a homebody who likes the simple things in life, riding his motorcycle, dominating his boy, watching movies, those kinds of things. He has given up on finding someone who likes those things too.
Corey has been abused by a person claiming to be a Dom. He is ashamed of how he allowed this person to do things he cannot even speak about to him. He is scared but wants to put his life back together. I admired his bravery and willingness to love again despite all he has been through.
These two have a lot of soul searching and have a lot of issues to work through, but watching them become closer is sensual and erotic in itself. I love the emotional angst and pull this book has. Ms. Knight brings the right amount of BDSM to bring a great book to another level. You really do have to read these books in order, Kyle's story is also sprinkled into this story, and if you do not know his story you will be lost. There are scenes or flash backs more likely of past events that some readers might find too much. For me I loved knowing and understand Corey, he is stronger than even he knows. When you want a sensual, fiery story this is the one to pick up. 



                               Five Shooting Stars

 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Coming in Third by Amber Kell

Title: Coming in Third
Author: Amber Kell
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Genre: MMM, Contemporary
Pages: 53
Reviewer: Redz













Publisher's blurb
Love sometimes comes in threes.

With his mother plotting to have him wed, Niall decides to sneak out of the fae palace and fulfill one of his greatest fantasies. At the Unconventional bar, he finds a pair of lion shifters looking to spice up their love life. Unable to resist the strong attraction between them, Niall lets the persuasive pair take him home.

Jovan and Luka have been searching for their third for years. When Niall stumbles into the bar, their shifter instincts tell them the innocent fae could be their long sought mate. After a sensual night together, they’re certain the beautiful man was fated to be theirs.

His guards fetch him from the shifters’ bed and Niall is taken away from the pair. Upset about Niall’s return to the palace and a possible arranged marriage, the lion shifters battle to decide their future—should they go and fetch their mate or let it only be the one-night stand Niall promised them?

Publisher's Note: This book was previously published as part of the Unconventional in San Diego anthology by Pride Publishing









Review

Coming in Third by author Amber Kell is a sweet and spice shifter romance. With a little Fey sprinkled in.
Niall is a royal fey. His mother the tyrant she is has decided he should marry a woman. She of course will pick the future bride. She has beaten him most of his life. She keeps an iron control on him. But he has decided tonight he will enjoy his last night of freedom and find himself two men to be with. I liked his spirit, and his sense of duty. He knows who he is and what he must do, but he also has very different needs inside of himself that war with who he is. But for someone so small he is very very powerful.
Luka and Joven. They are cat shifters. And when they meet Niall they know he is theirs. I loved how they play off each other Luka slightly more softer than Joven but equally dominate. I would have liked to have seen their characters developed more. They are good as they are but I think they could have been so much more.
Over all this is a great read with lots of action, adventure, and love packed into a short story that is really memorable. 

                                          Four Twinkling Stars

 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Rex's Dirty Biker by Angelique Voisen

Title: Rex's Dirty Biker
Series: Broken Soldiers, 2
Author: Angelique Voisen
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Pages: 36
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Reviewer: Redz













Publisher's Blurb

Thrust into the middle of a war zone with his unit, Rex Chambers desperately clung to one sweet dream to survive—a life with his woman. A single bullet to the spine landed Rex back home, crippled, damaged, and in need of fixing. But all that’s waiting for Rex is an empty house, a hasty good-bye, shattered dreams, and a dirty-mouthed biker.

The former member of a MC, Jensen “Riddle” Matthews has ridden through hard roads and made bad choices. Learning his little sister bailed out on Rex, Riddle steps in, knowing Rex’s on the verge of falling apart. Riddle has always held a torch for Rex, but can the spark between them be enough to save a broken soldier?









Review

This is the second book in the Broken Soldiers series by author Angelique Voisen. I loved Rex's Dirty Biker. There is a lot of under lying emotion and connection that kept me reading. I felt there was much more to this story than being told to me. I am huge fan of Ms.Voisen's work. I feel this one was just a tad less than her normal stuff. Or maybe I wanted it to be more than it was? Either way I felt slightly let down at this story. But is it still a great read you ask? Of course!! I am a sucker for romance and happy endings this book does give that.
Rex he has come home with this ideal image of how he wanted his life to be. After being injured in the war he cannot use his legs. He hoped the girl he had been pining for would have waited for him, but she didn't. He has a lot of anger inside him, and a lot of memories that are tearing him apart. I felt Ms. Voisen really understood PSTD and what it would be like to come home to normal after being in a war. Really has a great start to his internal and personal struggles, but a tad rushed so never really feels fully developed.
Jensen “Riddle” is the brother of the girl Rex thought he was going to marry. A biker, loud, smokes, and is messy. Not anything Rex ever expected in a mate. But Riddle is perfect for him. Riddle is stronger than you can imagine both inside and out. He won't take gruff from nobody and has a beautiful heart.
I loved this one so much I didn't want to let it go, and really wanted more, more story, more emotions. I feel this is a great start to a story that potentially could be a whole lot more. I hope Ms. Voisen makes these stories like a serial, so I could visit everyone again and see how they are, and what they have become. 




                                 Four twinkling Stars
 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Prisoner of the Crown by Cassie Clover

Title: Prisoner of the Crown
Author: Cassie Clover
Series: Book One of All The Queen’s Heirs
Pages: 249
Genre: YA, Adventure
Reviewer: Vela
Romance Pairing:MF, tiny bit of MM
Publisher: Self












Publisher's Blurb

Sixteen year old, Lady Kimess, is expected to one day inherit the role of Royal Seer. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, Kimess steps up now. Untrained, and ill
prepared, she doesn’t have a choice. Her remaining family’s safety, as well as her life, rest in the hands of the Queen of Lazrel. Kimess isn’t without allies—even royal ones. Both of the queen’s sons have shown support. If she’s not careful, a friendship with either prince could prove deadly.
Kimess’ telepathic and prophetic abilities are called into action when a delegation from the
bordering empire arrives to renegotiate a treaty. Mistrust and rumors from every corner of the
kingdom swirl around her. Under constant guard in the castle, the only way Kimess can keep her life and one day earn her freedom is by giving the queen everything she requires—no matter the risks.




        


Review



Prisoner of the Crown by Cassie Clover, a powerful fantasy story about a sixteen year old girl becoming a Royal Seer. An exciting story unfolds enrapturing the reader down a dark spiral path where they may not return.


Lady Kimess carried her days with joy, practicing her powers and attending school like normal. Until one day she comes home, unable to communicate with her mother’s mind through a mental link was normal, what wasn’t normal were the servants stating they didn’t wake her mother even though she’s been ‘sleeping’ all day. Discovering her mother sprawled out in her bedroom, still as a rock, Kimess is blamed for her mother’s death until proven innocent. Murder? Suicide? These rumors have spread throughout her kingdom. It’s up to her to discover the truth but she must be careful, politics weren’t always an easy battle. Who were once her friends could be her enemies. Who can she trust? Discover the suspense and adventure as you delve into the pages yearning for more.


I enjoyed the description of the setting and room layouts, I wish a little more were centered around the characters who interacted with Lady Kimess within some chapters. Dialogue smooth and at times very well written especially during dramatic and combative scenes. When the main character was angry, it would seep out of their conversation and Kimess’s thoughts. With enriched plot, this story is willing to please the right reader whose interest lies in fantasy and adventure with a hint of suspense.


       

                                                 Five Shooting Stars


 

Katalina Leon - The Virgin and her Wolf plus CONTEST






Hello Tina, thank you so much for having me today as your guest.
“The Virgin and Her Wolf” was just released and I am super excited to finally be sharing this book with readers. It’s been in my publisher’s queue since December 2014 and today is it’s book birthday! I’m going to celebrate by randomly sharing ARCs with commenters. So if you’d like an ARC of MacBrun, Bearly a Nip, the ~Bite of the Moon~ box set, or another surprise, please leave a comment below.



This is the blurb:


Luck be a lady tonight. Claire Bannatyne is a lady, but sometimes the twenty-one-year old wolftress behaves like an indecisive virgin princess. Her father is the Grand Alpha of an ancient pack of wolf-shifters devoted to secrecy and tradition. Now her procrastination to choose a life-mate is going to cost her dearly. In twenty-four hours, she’ll be forced to enter into an arranged marriage, with a mate of her father’s choosing, and all the wrong men are vying for her hand. Desperate for a carefree last fling, she contacts Madame Eve and pleads for a 1Night Stand. She arrives in Las Vegas expecting a whirlwind night of hedonistic lust, but those plans implode big time.

Irish charmer, Aidan Gregor has flirtatious topaz eyes and loads of Alpha confidence. He’s a motorcycle-racing thrill seeker, used to taking risks.

An irresistible attraction ignites between Claire and Aidan after he slams into her while chasing a mugger. He apologizes by wining and dining her then visiting the Romulus BDSM Club.


Naughty, naughty, somebody’s hiding a secret and that secret has big teeth. On their way to getting undressed, Claire and Aidan discover they’re in a lot of trouble. Their lust is going to burn bright for far longer than one night. But with so much at stake, there’s only one-way for these two to find a happily ever after, and that’s going to mean putting it all on the line.


The Virgin and Her Wolf is part of Decadent’s popular 1 Night Stand series. These multi-author stories are standalone novellas with one thing in common, a mysterious matchmaker named Madame


Eve. Madame Eve is not running an escort service. Her skills are subtler than that. She possesses the uncanny ability to pair the right people together and place them in the perfect situation to bond. I suppose you could call her the fairy godmother of love.


The Virgin and Her Wolf is the story of two young wolf shifters from warring packs who are forbidden to meet, let alone fall in love, but guess what happens in Vegas? Yep, through a hilarious and embarrassing series of events, Madame Eve contrives to throw Claire Bannatyne and Aidan Gregor together. The attraction is volcanic and a sexy, fun series of events unfolds.






Want a little taste? Here’s an excerpt:






The golden sparkle of topaz shone in the depth of his gaze. She couldn’t remember an instance when hazel eyes had ever looked so enticing.


With firm grip he pinned her to the mattress. The silky patch of hair on his chest tickled her skin. His fiery kisses grew more intimate with each sweep of his tongue. Moving lower, he nipped the tender skin beneath her ear; not a full-blown claim bite, yet subtly possessive. A sharp thrill pebbled her skin.


He bit again, this time harder. The pressure went to threshold of pain, but did not crossover.


The action triggered a thousand steamy wolf fantasies as heat built between her thighs. She wriggled free of his grasp. The faint musk of his distinct masculine scent pleased her. Everything about Aidan felt right.


She traced a line along his jaw, memorizing the tiny details and textures. “Aidan, tonight’s a gift. There’s not going to be another. Let’s not spoil the little time we have left discussing things we can’t change.”

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Bio:


Katalina Leon is an artist and author who can't commit to a single genre. Her favorite playgrounds are historical, Sci-fi, contemporary, and most of all paranormal realms. Lately, she has wolf-shifters on the brain. Katalina brings a sense of adventure and a touch of the mystical to erotic romance. She believes there's a daring heroine inside every woman who wants to take a wild ride with a strong worthy hero.

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TK Lawyer Jasper

Tatiana seeks rare, coveted treasure: a strong, loving, committed male she can respect, be proud of and become her full-fledged, partner. She has sought this elusive prince among men, her own personal champion but instead found many, many frogs and quite a few toads. Does her hero exist on Earth or did she miss her opportunity?
Jasper isn’t seeking a mate. His only intention is to rescue Tatiana from a fatal car accident, but he finds himself drawn to her in ways he can’t explain. She’s a rare, precious gem and there’s no turning back for him. He must know her and introduce himself in some sort of “human” fashion, at some sort of “human” event, for he is not of Earth.
Once Tatiana finds out Jasper’s true identity, will she accept and trust him? Will Tatiana allow herself to enter into a permanent, loving relationship with an unearthly but powerful being who only wants to adore and protect her?

Welcome to my world-


I have always had an interest in the strange and unusual and I’m a romantic by heart. So how did I come into writing, you ask? Well, I stumbled into it. Yeah, that’s pretty much what happened. I never pictured myself as a writer but sometime in 2011, craving some kind of excitement and adventure in my life; I jotted down a few notes for a book idea and never looked back. Funny part is, the notes I wrote never became a book, instead I took on subjects as wolf-shifters and angels and created their worlds and I have loved every minute of it.
I write passion-filled paranormal romance- weaving tales of alpha males willing to do anything for the one feisty, curvaceous, strong-willed woman who has won their heart. They will go to any length to please their mate, in and out of the bed.
I invite you, lovely readers, to enter my world, relax in an easy-chair, sip a soothing beverage. Stay and be entertained. I write for you.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sweet Revenge: The Billionaire's Deception by Serena McCarthy

Title: Sweet Revenge: The Billionaire's Deception
Author: Serena McCarthy
Publisher: Self
Genre: MF, Contemporary
Pages: 88
Reviewer: Redz












Publisher's Blurb
Are you saying that I don’t affect you in any way?”

“Nope.” She fluttered her sooty lashes in feigned innocence and pouted her mouth.

“Well, you may deny it, but the traitorous responses of your lips and body prove otherwise.”

Temptation. Seduction. Revenge. Beautiful Kaitlyn Monroe never thought that her job as a personal shopper would land her a chance to bump into a dashing billionaire - Roy Hearst. Entirely fascinated by her beauty and intelligence, he lures the angelic, young lady into temptation by offering her a dare-devil proposal - to play the role of a social escort by his side. He just needs a date that he can string along to the socialite functions he is invited to attend. Believing in the pure innocence of the arrangement, Kaitlyn agrees to the 'scandalous' proposal for the sake of securing a better life and earning the money she needs for her university studies. Everything seems to proceed smoothly, until the day she finds herself in love with the charming yet forbidden billionaire bachelor. Love and commitment are words that never appear in the dictionary of Roy Hearst because he is one man who is able to get any woman he wants with a snap of his fingers. Moreover, he does not believe in mixing business with pleasure. Torn between her love for him and her desire to pursue her own dreams, she decides to pick the latter. Some years later, she returns with a burning desire to make the ruthless billionaire pay back for misleading her in his deceptive game of love. Will she succeed in turning the tables on him this time and finally, give him a taste of his own medicine?














Review

I personally love a sweet but spicy romance of true love, and Sweet Revenge: The Billionaire's Deception by author Serena McCarthy is really that kind of a story.
Kaitlyn is a sweet, kind, honest, and hard working personal shopper. She is having a semi bad day when we first meet her. But it soon gets better when she meets our hero Roy.
Roy is a billionaire but he is a down to Earth sort of man. He doesn't like fuss, and is wanting a no fuss life. He needs Kaitlyn as a personal shopper but he also is really attracted to her so he asks her to be his escort for social functions.
From there these two grow from lust to love. Was a beautiful way a friendship can blossom into more. I did find the connection in this book to be rather luke warm. I was not overwhelmed with the attraction or love in this book.
I did find the flow of the book and the writing to be really well done. There is a great sweetness that reminded me of why I do read romances. I just wished the heat between the two was a little bit more than just okay. When you want a sweet fast paced romance this is the book to pick up. 

                


                                       Four Twinkling Stars