Saturday, March 18, 2017

Book Review---Adopting Katie by Allysa Hart

When you're a book reviewer, and I am (I have a blog afterall, doesn't that mean something?) you get the opportunity to read books by a variety of authors, so I was pleased when Allysa Hart offered me the chance to read and review Adopting Katie.   

More than a romance, this is actually a love story told in a very different way. Katelyn and Mark are very much in love. After their marriage, Katelyn becomes Katie, at least at home. In addition to a Daddy who is both stern and indulgent, Katie's extended family includes "Uncle" Keith and "Auntie" Rosie, who have been friends with Mark for many years. 

I don't want to give away plot details, but I will say that this book takes some unexpected twists and turns that aren't the usual in this genre. The sexual content of the book is minimal, but there is love in abundance. 

If you're curious about the age play dynamic, this is a book that will give you a different perspective on a topic that is a hot button issue for many. 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Book Review---Kenan's Mate by Sue Lyndon

I have so many firsts with Sue Lyndon. Claiming Their Maiden was my first menage book. Then there was a foursome in Claiming Their Princess, another first for me. I enjoyed each of these books more than I expected I would. 

Still, when I learned that Kenan's Mate was a dark sci-fi romance, I was a bit hesitant. Dark? I'm more of a sunshine and daisies kind of reader. But, Sue hasn't let me down before, so I gave it a try. 
I'm glad I did. 

The book was longer than most of Sue Lyndon's books which allowed for a slow unfolding of the characters' emotions and back stories. 

Laylah is on her way to a three month vacation on the planet Tallia when the ship is attacked, all the human males are killed and she and all the other women aboard are taken captive. Even trip insurance doesn't cover that sort of thing. 

The wormhole they traveled through is closed. There is no escape. 

Kenan rescues Laylah from the ship and claims her as his mate. 

This book contains some non-consensual sex scenes (as well as plenty of hot scenes with two willing participants). I wasn't sure how I'd feel about that, but it was handled in a way that worked with the story. I don't want to give away any spoilers. 

The world the Sue Lyndon has created on Tallia is complex and works well with the more dark aspects of this story. 

I knew the punishments might be more harsh than I tend to care for, but it was handled well. Laylah broke a rule early in the book so I knew the time would come when Kenan would find out about it and strict discipline would follow. Knowing it was coming, but not knowing when, created enough tension to keep me turning the pages and wondering how it would all play out. 

Kenan is part human part Kleaxian. Laylah is human but now must live the rest of her life in Kleaxian society. Each one must learn to appreciate aspects of the other's culture as they embrace the love that grows between them. 

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was suspenseful, dramatic, sexy and romantic. Everything you could want in a book, plus a large red alien. 

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P.S. I tried to knit a collar and leash (which plays a part in this book) but it was rather pitiful looking. I'll have to actually use a pattern next time. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Book Review---The Doctor's Daughter by Patricia Green

Take a trip to Virtue, Arizona with Patricia Green's The Doctor's Daughter.

What a delightful book. Really. I don't use delightful often.

In Virtue, Arizona the town doctor has a houseful of daughters all named for various virtues. The heroine of The Doctor's Daughter is Verity. For those who aren't familiar with this virtue, verity means truth. As in verify...when you confirm that something is accurate.

Verity does not live up to her name. If her name was Stubborn, Sassy or Naughty, she would live up to her name, but Verity is not known for her honesty. In fact, she's prone to tell tall tales, sometimes for no other reason than to shock or entertain.

Verity assists her father, the doctor, in providing medical services for the people of the town. While her father is away, an unconscious (and very naked except for a single sock) man is brought in to be treated. When the one-sock wonder regains consciousness, he has no recollection of who he is, where his clothes are or how he became injured.

One thing that doesn't disappear with his memory is his libido. Eventually, the man who is referred to as Mr. Smith, and Verity engage in naughty, naughty boom boom. Mr. Smith also retains his desire to discipline a misbehaving bottom with a well deserved spanking.

At the same time that the mysterious Mr. Smith arrives in town, there's a hunt on for an outlaw. Is Mr. Smith a good guy or a bad guy? Is he married?

Patricia Green has crafted a well-written story with interesting characters and a plot that doesn't just move from sex scene to spanking scene to sex scene. There's mystery, scandal and even a dramatic courtroom scene.

To find out what happens, you'll have to get your own copy.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Book Review: Infiltrating Her Pack by Dominique Eastwick

Over the last few years I've noticed that shifter books have become incredibly popular. Bears and wolves who transform from human to animal and back again. When I heard about this phenomenon and saw the massive sales of the books, I was confused. I discussed it with my husband. "Do they have sex as wolves or as people?" "Do they both shift or just one?"

Well, I finally got my opportunity to find out more about shifters when I read Infiltrating Her Pack by Dominique Eastwick. 

I thoroughly enjoyed my first shifter experience and I'm looking forward to reading more.

This book is part of the Black Hills Wolves Series, but can easily be read as a stand alone.

Z is an Infiltrator. He works alone and in the shadows. Ripley Greystone's pack doesn't have an Alpha, and a band of scurrilous coyotes (is there any other kind?) knows it. Ripley approaches Drew, the Alpha of the Black Hills Wolves asking to join their pack.

Drew, sensing there's more to the story than Ripley is telling him, sends Z to find out what is really happening with the Greystone pack. They Greystones run a rafting business so Z, as Zames, signs up for an overnight trip. When they meet...they each have a strong reaction to the other. Z realizes that he's met his one true mate while Ripley is suspicious and follows along on the trip.

This was a quick read which kept my interest the whole time. Dominique Eastwick's descriptions pulled me into the whole scene and I felt like I was deep in the woods with wolves and coyotes. There was plenty of action and danger and the sex was potent and raw.

If you're into shifter books or just looking to find out more about the genre, I highly recommend Infiltrating Her Pack.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Book Review: Pets In Space

This collection of Sci-Fi Romance stories with "Cats, Dogs and Otherworldly Creatures" is fantastic and currently on sale for only 99 cents so you'll want to get your copy right away.

What a fun concept...books where a pet plays a significant role. And with the Sci-Fi setting, you know the pets are going to be more than just your usual Beagle or Calico kitty. There's a bearded dragon, a robotic dog, a cyber dog that talks, some cut kittens and a variety of others.

Each of the romances was well-developed. These authors are all at the top of their games and the writing shows it. Well-crafted stories and clever phrasing that pleased me from start to finish.

This book is full of those touches that let you know it's been put together with care and attention to detail. There are drawings of the animals at the beginning of each story. It's a treat to read such a professionally crafted book.

The romances are all sexy and satisfying, but the heat level overall isn't graphic, which is fine with me when the stories and characters are compelling on their own.

A bit of advice: this book has seven complete novellas and is meant to be savored.

Has this ever happened to you---You get a box of chocolates, not one of those big double-decker boxes, but one with maybe 10-15 different candies in it. You're home alone and you start working your way through all the goodies.

The first one is great so you quickly gobble up another and another. About halfway through, though, they all start to taste the same and you can't remember if you just had a peanut butter filled or a butter cream?

I attacked this book the same way.

I wanted to get from cover to cover, but about halfway through, I realized I was on overload so I put it down for a few days then went back and enjoyed the second half. Treat each story as the individual treat that it is.

This is an excellent collection and an outstanding value at only 99 cents until January 22.

Click here to get your copy. 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Book Review: His Naughty Valentine By Sue Lyndon

Okay, what is more terrifying...someone reading your diary or getting a glimpse at your browser history? If you keep a diary, even there most people sort of self-edit and don't always reveal all their innermost thoughts, in part because they might not even be aware of all their true feelings and desires. 
But, browser history doesn't lie. And neither do those pictures you've downloaded. 

And this, my friends, is what happens to Lacey when her fiance accidentally spills coffee on his laptop and he rushes to use Lacey's laptop to join an online meeting for work. 

Lacey and Kaden have a loving, but rather ordinary, sex life. Lacey wants to tell Kaden about her desire to be spanked and scolded, but she fears his reaction. Things change when Kaden gets a gander at the naughty photos and stories downloaded on Lacey's laptop. 

In true Sue Lyndon style, this is a fun, sexy, steamy book that also includes some role play. 

This is a quick read. Just the thing to get you in the mood for your own hot Valentine's Day. 

Only 99 cents and free for Kindle Unlimited Members. 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Book Review: Cowboy Games by Audrey Randall

Yee-Haw! This was one sexy read! Audrey Randall is a new author for me and this was a fun book.

Lana is a professional gamer (a career path I'd never considered). She and her best friend want to start a camp to teach girls about coding and when another online gamer invites her to Montana to see if his family's ranch would be a good option, she makes the trip.

When she arrives and finds that her host is a 17 year old high school student, she's a little taken aback.

But, it's the high schooler's older brother, Jesse, who takes her breath away.

There were several aspects of this book that I enjoyed. I remember playing Pong and I sucked at it. Yes, I sucked at playing Pong, the world's slowest, simplest video game. And yes, I am that old.

So, the idea of a romance novel that includes professional gamers, international travel for tournaments, and this many joysticks was new and interesting for me.

Cody, the younger brother, is a fun character. He's got a crush on Lana and though he's told his older brother (who owns the ranch due to the death of their parents) that Lana is coming for a visit, he didn't mention that he'd invited her on the pretext that the ranch could be used for the girls' coding camp. He's an endearing character and I can relate to the whole high school crush and trying to compete with his sexy brother for Lana's attention.

The attraction between Lana and Jesse is immediate and scorching hot. Things get complicated when Cody finds out that his brother is using his joystick on Lana.

Get your copy now for only 99 cents for a limited time. Click on the sexy cowboy cover in the column on the right.