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.

Get your copy here.

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.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Sci Fi Romance Review---Claimed By The Cyborg by Cara Bristol

Five curly stars for Claimed By The Cyborg by Cara Bristol

My stars are looking more like starfish. 

I was going to try to flatten them out by wetting them and then putting a weight on them, like a heavy pan or book, until they dry. 

But then I decided they work perfectly for this book because it's toe-curlingly sexy! 

March and Jules met five years ago when Jules was an interstellar exchange student at a university on Earth and March was a teaching assistant. Their relationship was like a movie montage of romance and hot sex. Young and attractive with their whole lives ahead of them. 

Well, until that night when Jules packed up and left without saying good-bye. 

Time went on, March bonked a few more women but none of them replaced Jules. And along the way there was an accident and he was transformed from a sexy academic into a cyborg. 

This brings us to the current story. March has an assignment to deliver a spacecraft to Xenia, Jules' home planet. He'll only have a few hours on the planet, but has decided to spend them attempting to locate the elusive Jules. 

Imagine his surprise when he realizes that Jules is actually Princess Julietta, eldest daughter of the emperor, and that the spacecraft he's delivering is meant to be a gift for her and her soon-to-be-mate. 

At this point, you're probably assuming that the man who is to become Julietta's mate is a big jerk. I know that's what I expected. But he wasn't. Even March liked him. 

Argh. Now what? There's the hero that I know she's supposed to end up with, but the guy she's expected to marry is charming and attractive. Plus, Xenia is a country where monogamy is considered sort of a sentimental weakness. Hmm. Could this turn into some sort of interstellar threesome? 

Nope. March, a possessive and dominant warrior, has no interest in sharing. But how can he and Julietta be together when tradition, the seer and potential political upheaval are against them? And then there's the plot to frame March for murder. 

You'll have to buy your own copy to find out. Trust me, you won't be disappointed. 

I highly recommend this book. It is well written and professionally edited. I know when I pick up a Cara Bristol book I won't be jabbing a knitting needle in my eye over typos, grammar errors or cliches. 

In addition, the descriptions are lush without being over the top and the pacing and plot keep the pages flipping. 

This book includes hot sex, a two hundred year old woman with funky tufts of hair, unusual animals, state sanctioned fighting for women, and several people who are not exactly as they appear. 

Go get your copy! 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Review---Claiming Their Princess by Sue Lyndon

     "I'm going to give you a dozen more spanks to the most sensitive part of your little backside. Right here," he said, now caressing her sit spot. "After that, if you still refuse to tell me why you've been a bit naughty lately, and why you intentionally broke a rule today, I will punish your bottom hole." 
      That got her attention [mine too!]. She peered over her shoulder and met his gaze, her eyes wider than ever. Pure shock covered her face. "What do you mean? H-how?" 
      He lifted an eyebrow at her. "I will coat one finger with the wetness from you cunny," he said, drawing a digit through her still gathering moisture, "then I will push into your tight bottom hole with that finger and pump it in and out of you." 

And that's when I dropped a knitting needle...

Sue Lyndon's Claiming Their Princess is a sequel to Claiming Their Maiden. Both books are set in the land of Banded Men where sons are born as twins, one light and one dark, one functions mostly in the day and the other at night. Traditionally the brothers bond with a single woman so that one may protect and care for her in the light and the other when darkness falls.

Of course, in those hours where there is some overlap (and possibly some strong black tea), both brothers will claim their mate together.

However, sharp eyed readers will notice that there are three men on the cover of Claiming Their Princess. Triplets? No. Two sets of twin brothers from the same family (that's 4 brothers total) set off for war. When one twin was killed, it looked like his twin would have to live a life of celibacy. But, the complete set of twins invited him to join them in taking a mate.

Thus, three dominant, loving, sexy, yet distinct, warriors for our heroine Laina. Initially, she bonds with each man separately, but we all know it's just a matter of time before the three brothers claim her at once. Delicious anticipation and a pantie wetting payoff.

5 knitted stars for Claiming Their Princess!

Graphic sexual content, anal sex, oral sex, and multi-partner intercourse as well as spanking of an adult woman.

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Monday, January 2, 2017

Knitted Stars Pattern

If you're going to have a review site, you need a way to evaluate whatever it is you're reviewing, right? Most places use stars so I decided to do the same, but with my own spin, so to speak.
Isn't that cute? 

 I needed a few more. 

I also thought it looked like a flower, so I tried a variation. I don't like all the white in the center so if I do another flower, I'll use two or more colors in the middle. 

So, how did I make these stars? Because I don't own the pattern, I don't want to reproduce it here. You can go to the original location of the pattern by clicking here. 

Notes on the pattern--I had a lot of trouble ending up with the amount of stitches that I was supposed to have at the end of each increase row. I'm not sure why. I ended up doing extra rounds to add more stitches, as a result, my stars don't have the nice spiral pattern that the ones from the pattern have. 
Also, the pattern calls for making two stars and sewing them together. Since I only want to photograph one side, I decided not to make the additional stars to attach. 

Use double pointed needles to get the center started. 

Each of the points gets worked separately.  

Then work in the ends, sew a second star on the back depending on your planned use and there you go. A knitted star!