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Halloween is my favorite holiday and I thought I would celebrate this year by giving away some treats.  Here’s what’s up for grabs:

Title: Blocked Author: Jennifer Lane Age/Genre: NA Contemporary/Sports Romance Published: October 21, 2014

Title: Blocked
Author: Jennifer Lane
Age/Genre: NA Contemporary/Sports Romance
Published: October 21, 2014

College freshman Lucia Ramirez has a secret crush on Dane Monroe. He’s a tall drink of water — blond, brash, and one hell of a volleyball player. ¡Híjole! Lucia hopes her volleyball scholarship to his school will make him notice her.

Too bad what’s noticeable is Dane’s obvious hatred for Lucia. Her family’s politics contradict everything he stands for. And politics are front and center in both their families. Dane’s mother is about to face Lucia’s father in the race for US President.

When Secret Service throws them together, Dane can’t deny his frustrating attraction to Lucia’s athletic curves and sweet faith in the world. Amid the intense pressure of college athletics and presidential politics, can opposites not just attract, but overcome overwhelming odds to be together? Or do their differences block their match from the start?

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Title: 30 Days Author: Christine d'Abo Format: Paperback, 320 pages Published: July 28, 2015 by Kensington ISBN: 1617739545

Title: 30 Days
Author: Christine d’Abo
Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Published: July 28, 2015 by Kensington
ISBN: 1617739545

Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mate, but not Alyssa Barrow. She met Rob at nineteen, and they were set to live happily ever after—until he became ill. In his final days, Rob urged his beautiful, young wife not to abandon happiness—or pleasure. He even left her a special gift, a sexy game plan to help her move on: Thirty cards with instructions for thirty days of passion. You’ll know when the time is right, he’d said. Now it’s two years later, and when Alyssa meets her hot new neighbor, Harrison Kemp, she begins to think the right time is right now…
 
From his sculpted thighs to his devilish grin, Harrison is the kind of man women want. Before she can lose her nerve, Alyssa tells Harrison about her long-ignored cards…and asks him to help her fulfill them. It’s a favor he’s more than happy to, um, perform. With his skillful touch, and the hot press of his lips against her skin, Alyssa finds herself re-awakening to life—and a host of other sensations. But what began as not-so-innocent fun soon grows into true intimacy, and Alyssa realizes she’s opening herself up not just to sex…but to love. When it comes to a future with Harrison, what’s really in the cards?
 
Saucy, heartwarming, and insightful, 30 Days explores the agony—and the ecstasy—of starting over, and how a little encouragement, and a little courage, can go a long way…  

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Title: Uncivilized Author: Sawyer Bennett Age/Genre: Erotic/Mature Adult Contemporary Romance Release Date: September 8, 2014

Title: Uncivilized
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Age/Genre: Erotic/Mature Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 8, 2014

Putting a woman on her knees before me is what really makes my cock hard. I fuck with dominant force and absolute control. I demand complete surrender from my conquests.

Savage man, loner, warrior… I am dangerous at my core. I have lived amidst the untamed wild of the rainforest, in a society that reveres me and where every woman falls before me in subjugation.

Now I’ve been discovered. Forced to return to a world that I have forgotten about and to a culture that is only vaguely familiar to my senses. 
Dr. Moira Reed is an anthropologist who has been hired to help me transition back into modern society. It’s her job to smooth away my rough edges… to teach me how to navigate properly through this new life of mine. She wants to tame me.

She’ll never win.  I am wild, free and raw, and the only thing I want from the beautiful Moira Reed is to fuck her into submission.  She wants it, I am certain.  I will give it to her soon.  Yes, very soon, I will become the teacher and she will become my student. And when I am finished showing her body pleasure like no other, she’ll know what it feels like to be claimed by an uncivilized man.

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Title: Wicked Fall Series: Book #1: The Wicked Horse Series Author: Sawyer Bennett Published: July 28, 2015 by Big Dog Books

Title: Wicked Fall
Series: Book #1: The Wicked Horse Series
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Published: July 28, 2015 by Big Dog Books

Never in your wildest dreams could you begin to imagine all the filthy and depraved things that go on inside The Wicked Horse. Step inside and Woolf Jennings will make every one of your dirty fantasies come true.

He’s covered in a facade of deception. An enticing blend of multi-millionaire and hot-as-hell Wyoming rancher, those that think they know Woolf Jennings admire his abilities to preside as CEO of his family’s cattle and oil empire. But only a privileged few truly understand what fuels the glitter of depravity in those gorgeous blue eyes. Only a few know he’s opened up a sinfully erotic and private sex club named The Wicked Horse right at the base of the beautiful Teton Mountain range.

Sweet Callie Hayes has returned home to Wyoming and is looking forward to starting her life over again. After a night of impetuosity, she’s managed to put herself right in Woolf’s line of sight… the man who she foolishly offered up her virginity to years ago and was flatly turned down.

Now Woolf is seeing that Callie is all grown up and has a kinky side to her that leaves him as confused as it does turned on. Worse yet, both Callie’s dirty desires and sweet heart are getting under his skin, and making Woolf question everything he’s ever believed about himself.

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Title: Throb Author: Vi Keeland Format: Paperback, 269 pages Published: January 25, 2015 by Vi Keeland

Title: Throb
Author: Vi Keeland
Format: Paperback, 269 pages
Published: January 25, 2015 by Vi Keeland

No dating.
No sex outside of the game.
No disclosing the terms of the contract.

Rules were made to be broken, right?

Eight weeks ago I signed a contract. One that seemed like a good idea at the time. A handsome bachelor, luxury accommodations, and a chance to win a prize my family desperately needed. There were some rules though. Lots of them actually. Follow the script, no dating, sex, or disclosing the terms of the deal. After my self-imposed moratorium on men the last year, it wouldn’t be hard to live up to my end of the bargain… so I thought. Until I realized the deal I’d made was with the devil… and I was in love with his dirty-talking brother.

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Title: The Fire Artist Author: Daisy Whitney Format: Hardcover, 288 pages Published: October 14, 2014 by Bloomsbury ISBN: 1619631326

Title: The Fire Artist
Author: Daisy Whitney
Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Published: October 14, 2014 by Bloomsbury
ISBN: 1619631326

Aria is an elemental artist—she creates fire from her hands. But her power is not natural. She steals it from lightning. It’s dangerous and illegal in her world. When she’s recruited to perform, she seizes the chance to get away from her family. But her power is fading too fast to keep stealing from the sky. She has no choice but to turn to a Granter—a modern day genie. She gets one wish at an extremely high price. Aria’s willing to take a chance, but then she falls in love with the Granter . . . and he wants his freedom. Aria must decide what she’s willing to bargain and how much her own heart, body, and soul are worth.

In a world where the sport of elemental powers is the most popular form of entertainment, readers will be swept away by a romance with stakes higher than life and death.

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Title: The Scribe Series: Book #1: Irin Chronicles Author: Elizabeth Hunter Format: eBook, 306 pages Published: October 15, 2013 by E. Hunter Cover design: Damonza.com

Title: The Scribe
Series: Book #1: Irin Chronicles
Author: Elizabeth Hunter
Format: eBook, 306 pages
Published: October 15, 2013 by E. Hunter
Cover design: Damonza.com

Hidden at the crossroads of the world, an ancient race battles to protect humanity, even as it dies from within.

Ava Matheson came to Istanbul looking for answers, but others came looking for her. A reckless warrior guards her steps, but will Malachi’s own past blind him to the truth of who Ava might be? While ancient forces gather around them, both Ava and Malachi search for answers.

Whispering voices. Deadly touch. Their passion should be impossible… or it could be the only thing that will keep them alive.

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Title: The Singer Series: Book #2: The Irin Chronicles Author: Elizabeth Hunter Format: Paperback Published: May 6, 2014 by CreateSpace ISBN: 1497326923

Title: The Singer
Series: Book #2: The Irin Chronicles
Author: Elizabeth Hunter
Format: Paperback
Published: May 6, 2014 by CreateSpace
ISBN: 1497326923

When you’ve lost everything you love, how do you fight the darkness?

Ava left Istanbul with a new identity, new name, and new magic she could barely control. Laid low by Malachi’s sacrifice, she searches for help from the fabled Irina. But will the secretive women of the Irin race welcome or shun her? Ava’s origins are still a mystery, and her powers are darker than any they’ve encountered before.

The Irin world hangs in the balance. And as the children of angels battle their own demons, ancient rivalries among the Fallen threaten to wreak havoc on earth.

Thousand of miles away, a warrior wakes with no memory of his identity or his people. Stumbling though the dark and twisted schemes of fallen angels, ravenous Grigori, and even his own leaders, he must find a way back to the one thing he remembers. A single voice calls him. Malachi has one mission.

“Come back to me.”

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Title: The Secret Series: Book #3: The Irin Chronicles Author: Elizabeth Hunter Format: ebook, 373 pages Published: March 17, 2015 by E. Hunter ISBN: 1941674038

Title: The Secret
Series: Book #3: The Irin Chronicles
Author: Elizabeth Hunter
Format: ebook, 373 pages
Published: March 17, 2015 by E. Hunter
ISBN: 1941674038

Only when the darkness falls can you see the light of the stars.

For thousands of years, the scribes and singers of the Irin race have existed to protect humanity and guard the gifts of the Forgiven. They have lived in the shadows. They have kept their secrets.

But the Irin aren’t the only race with secrets.

Ava and Malachi have found each other, but wounds as deep as theirs don’t heal overnight. While the Irin world struggles to correct the power imbalance left by the Rending of the Irina, Malachi and Ava struggle to connect their past with their present.

The Fallen may scheme, but Ava has found her power and refuses to be an angel’s pawn. And while Malachi may have forgotten his history, the scribe’s relentless search for answers leads both him and his mate to the heart of the Irin power structure in Vienna, where knowledge is guarded more closely than gold and those with power will do anything to keep it.

Malachi and Ava have survived the darkness, but will they ever discover its secrets? A powerful cabal of the Fallen may hold the answers, but to surrender them, it wants the Irin race to finally face their enemies. Both those coming from the outside, and those raging within.

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Review and Sweepstakes: True Deceptions by Veronica Forand

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Title: True Deceptions Author: Veronica Forand Format: Kindle Edition, 271 pages Published: October 19, 2015 by Entangled: Suspense ASIN: B014CS5NIY

Title: True Deceptions
Author: Veronica Forand
Format: Kindle Edition, 271 pages
Published: October 19, 2015 by Entangled: Suspense
ASIN: B014CS5NIY

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After his partner was murdered, Simon Dunn was done with MI6. But the cold, violent world of British intelligence never lets anyone go free. Now Simon has been blackmailed into a new job…with a beautiful new partner who’s going to get them both killed.
Robotics expert Cassie Watson is a newbie field agent with as much sophistication as…well, a pacifist, vegan computer nerd. Now she’s abruptly thrust into the cutthroat world of espionage with a partner who is as cold as he is brutally-and brutishly-handsome.
But when their mission is betrayed from the inside, Cassie will be forced to place her life in the hands of the one man who’s anything but trustworthy…  

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My Rating:

My Review:

Simon Dunn is done . . . no more arms dealing for the government, no more partners, and no more relationships. Oh, there will be sex a plenty but no more relationships and certainly no getting close enough to anyone to actually care for them.  In order to avoid such entanglements, Simon has gone off the reservation and has no intention of ever coming back.

Cassie Watson never, not ever saw herself as a “real” field agent.  Sitting in the office plugging away at her computer and helping from afar is exactly what she has always seen herself doing.  Need a computer or computer system hacked?  Cassie is your girl.  Need to understand something robotics related?  Cassie is your girl.  Need to partner up a hot chick with a surly agent and send them both on a high-risk mission into both Koreas?  Cassie is so not your girl.  Too bad her superiors didn’t read that memo 😦  With little to no explanation, Cassie is plucked out of her cushy desk chair and transferred into Simon Dunn’s care where she is to pose as his lover and help him work a seriously high-risk arms deal. 

From the moment she meets Simon Dunn, Cassie is well aware she is in over her head.  Simon is an asshole and does everything he can to keep her at a distance.  He barely speaks to her and when he does speak it is only the bare minimum, he sequesters himself in his room while she sleeps on the couch, and refuses to tell her what their mission involves.  Try as she might, Cassie is a duck out of water but she isn’t going to give up.  She’s about to walk into a crazy, volatile situation with a man she has to trust and there will be answers.  Little by little, Simon lets Cassie in on the mission and what she is expected to do and not to do.  In large part, she is expected to look pretty, stay by Simon’s side at all times, and not say a word to anyone.  Though Cassie certainly doesn’t want to get hurt or lose her life, she does have a habit of being incredibly curious and that, unfortunately lands her in a lot of serious trouble and a jail cell. 

Though he has made every damn effort to stay unattached, Simon Dunn finds himself totally attached to Cassie.  Cassie is something special and though he can’t figure out why she was pulled out of an office and put into the field, he is going to do everything possible to protect her.  Cassie is smart and resourceful but she is ill-equipped to be in the field and when she is arrested, it takes everything Simon has to keep from causing an international incident in an effort to find her.  Her capture is just the beginning of the whole damn mess that Simon figures out involves more than just a lot of bad guys.  In fact, the whole mess seems to have orchestrated from within and if Simon and Cassie don’t figure things out quick, their lives are going to be over. 

The Bottom Line: I absolutely loved this book and had it read, cover to cover in no time flat!!  This has everything I love about action and romance reads: there’s the surly yet sexy man, the super-smart and feisty female, loads of intrigue, and just the right amount of action.  Oh, and there are the naughty bits – one mustn’t forget the naughty bits.  Forand has a tight writing style that gets the reader through the story without a lot of extraneous crap that I generally find annoying in my reads.  This is all about the characters, the drama, and the action and I was hooked from the very beginning!!

P.S. You might want to consider this a sequel to Forand’s Untrue Colors though you don’t, strictly speaking have to read one to enjoy the other.  For those, like myself who want to read books in order, especially when there are overlapping characters, I would recommend you start with Untrue Colors 🙂

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Other Romantic Suspense by Veronica Forand: Untrue Colors; my review of Untrue Colors

About the author and where to find her:

Veronica ForandA Bostonian by birth, Veronica Forand regrettably lost her Boston accent while moving from state to state and country to country. Cleveland probably had the most profound effect on her ability to pronounce the “r” in the word “park.”  She does try to return now and then to visit family and eat long neck clams and lobster. Summers on Cape Cod are also high on the priority list.  Her experience in crime involves time as a court appointed attorney. Eventually, she switched fields to where bigger crimes take place, corporate tax. The allure of spending mornings in her pajamas homeschooling her children and writing fascinating fiction inspired her to change careers again. Now that the kids are out of the house (in school), she writes romantic thrillers by day and is the perfect wife and mother at night.  Her experience in romance is limited to one man. Luckily, he’s still finding ways to charm her by taking her on vacations to the south of France, Fiji, and the Green Mountains when time is short. Avid travelers, they love to roam with their kids across continents in pursuit of skiing, scuba diving, and the perfect piece of chocolate.  She’s lived in London, Paris, Geneva, Washington D.C., and the accent destroying city of Cleveland. She currently resides near Philadelphia.

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Halloween Week Sweepstakes

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Halloween is my favorite holiday and I thought I would celebrate this year by giving away some treats.  Here’s what’s up for grabs:

Title: Blocked Author: Jennifer Lane Age/Genre: NA Contemporary/Sports Romance Published: October 21, 2014

Title: Blocked
Author: Jennifer Lane
Age/Genre: NA Contemporary/Sports Romance
Published: October 21, 2014

College freshman Lucia Ramirez has a secret crush on Dane Monroe. He’s a tall drink of water — blond, brash, and one hell of a volleyball player. ¡Híjole! Lucia hopes her volleyball scholarship to his school will make him notice her.

Too bad what’s noticeable is Dane’s obvious hatred for Lucia. Her family’s politics contradict everything he stands for. And politics are front and center in both their families. Dane’s mother is about to face Lucia’s father in the race for US President.

When Secret Service throws them together, Dane can’t deny his frustrating attraction to Lucia’s athletic curves and sweet faith in the world. Amid the intense pressure of college athletics and presidential politics, can opposites not just attract, but overcome overwhelming odds to be together? Or do their differences block their match from the start?

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Title: 30 Days Author: Christine d'Abo Format: Paperback, 320 pages Published: July 28, 2015 by Kensington ISBN: 1617739545

Title: 30 Days
Author: Christine d’Abo
Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Published: July 28, 2015 by Kensington
ISBN: 1617739545

Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mate, but not Alyssa Barrow. She met Rob at nineteen, and they were set to live happily ever after—until he became ill. In his final days, Rob urged his beautiful, young wife not to abandon happiness—or pleasure. He even left her a special gift, a sexy game plan to help her move on: Thirty cards with instructions for thirty days of passion. You’ll know when the time is right, he’d said. Now it’s two years later, and when Alyssa meets her hot new neighbor, Harrison Kemp, she begins to think the right time is right now…
 
From his sculpted thighs to his devilish grin, Harrison is the kind of man women want. Before she can lose her nerve, Alyssa tells Harrison about her long-ignored cards…and asks him to help her fulfill them. It’s a favor he’s more than happy to, um, perform. With his skillful touch, and the hot press of his lips against her skin, Alyssa finds herself re-awakening to life—and a host of other sensations. But what began as not-so-innocent fun soon grows into true intimacy, and Alyssa realizes she’s opening herself up not just to sex…but to love. When it comes to a future with Harrison, what’s really in the cards?
 
Saucy, heartwarming, and insightful, 30 Days explores the agony—and the ecstasy—of starting over, and how a little encouragement, and a little courage, can go a long way…  

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Title: Uncivilized Author: Sawyer Bennett Age/Genre: Erotic/Mature Adult Contemporary Romance Release Date: September 8, 2014

Title: Uncivilized
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Age/Genre: Erotic/Mature Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 8, 2014

Putting a woman on her knees before me is what really makes my cock hard. I fuck with dominant force and absolute control. I demand complete surrender from my conquests.

Savage man, loner, warrior… I am dangerous at my core. I have lived amidst the untamed wild of the rainforest, in a society that reveres me and where every woman falls before me in subjugation.

Now I’ve been discovered. Forced to return to a world that I have forgotten about and to a culture that is only vaguely familiar to my senses. 
Dr. Moira Reed is an anthropologist who has been hired to help me transition back into modern society. It’s her job to smooth away my rough edges… to teach me how to navigate properly through this new life of mine. She wants to tame me.

She’ll never win.  I am wild, free and raw, and the only thing I want from the beautiful Moira Reed is to fuck her into submission.  She wants it, I am certain.  I will give it to her soon.  Yes, very soon, I will become the teacher and she will become my student. And when I am finished showing her body pleasure like no other, she’ll know what it feels like to be claimed by an uncivilized man.

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Title: Wicked Fall Series: Book #1: The Wicked Horse Series Author: Sawyer Bennett Published: July 28, 2015 by Big Dog Books

Title: Wicked Fall
Series: Book #1: The Wicked Horse Series
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Published: July 28, 2015 by Big Dog Books

Never in your wildest dreams could you begin to imagine all the filthy and depraved things that go on inside The Wicked Horse. Step inside and Woolf Jennings will make every one of your dirty fantasies come true.

He’s covered in a facade of deception. An enticing blend of multi-millionaire and hot-as-hell Wyoming rancher, those that think they know Woolf Jennings admire his abilities to preside as CEO of his family’s cattle and oil empire. But only a privileged few truly understand what fuels the glitter of depravity in those gorgeous blue eyes. Only a few know he’s opened up a sinfully erotic and private sex club named The Wicked Horse right at the base of the beautiful Teton Mountain range.

Sweet Callie Hayes has returned home to Wyoming and is looking forward to starting her life over again. After a night of impetuosity, she’s managed to put herself right in Woolf’s line of sight… the man who she foolishly offered up her virginity to years ago and was flatly turned down.

Now Woolf is seeing that Callie is all grown up and has a kinky side to her that leaves him as confused as it does turned on. Worse yet, both Callie’s dirty desires and sweet heart are getting under his skin, and making Woolf question everything he’s ever believed about himself.

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Title: Throb Author: Vi Keeland Format: Paperback, 269 pages Published: January 25, 2015 by Vi Keeland

Title: Throb
Author: Vi Keeland
Format: Paperback, 269 pages
Published: January 25, 2015 by Vi Keeland

No dating.
No sex outside of the game.
No disclosing the terms of the contract.

Rules were made to be broken, right?

Eight weeks ago I signed a contract. One that seemed like a good idea at the time. A handsome bachelor, luxury accommodations, and a chance to win a prize my family desperately needed. There were some rules though. Lots of them actually. Follow the script, no dating, sex, or disclosing the terms of the deal. After my self-imposed moratorium on men the last year, it wouldn’t be hard to live up to my end of the bargain… so I thought. Until I realized the deal I’d made was with the devil… and I was in love with his dirty-talking brother.

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Title: The Fire Artist Author: Daisy Whitney Format: Hardcover, 288 pages Published: October 14, 2014 by Bloomsbury ISBN: 1619631326

Title: The Fire Artist
Author: Daisy Whitney
Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Published: October 14, 2014 by Bloomsbury
ISBN: 1619631326

Aria is an elemental artist—she creates fire from her hands. But her power is not natural. She steals it from lightning. It’s dangerous and illegal in her world. When she’s recruited to perform, she seizes the chance to get away from her family. But her power is fading too fast to keep stealing from the sky. She has no choice but to turn to a Granter—a modern day genie. She gets one wish at an extremely high price. Aria’s willing to take a chance, but then she falls in love with the Granter . . . and he wants his freedom. Aria must decide what she’s willing to bargain and how much her own heart, body, and soul are worth.

In a world where the sport of elemental powers is the most popular form of entertainment, readers will be swept away by a romance with stakes higher than life and death.

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Title: The Scribe Series: Book #1: Irin Chronicles Author: Elizabeth Hunter Format: eBook, 306 pages Published: October 15, 2013 by E. Hunter Cover design: Damonza.com

Title: The Scribe
Series: Book #1: Irin Chronicles
Author: Elizabeth Hunter
Format: eBook, 306 pages
Published: October 15, 2013 by E. Hunter
Cover design: Damonza.com

Hidden at the crossroads of the world, an ancient race battles to protect humanity, even as it dies from within.

Ava Matheson came to Istanbul looking for answers, but others came looking for her. A reckless warrior guards her steps, but will Malachi’s own past blind him to the truth of who Ava might be? While ancient forces gather around them, both Ava and Malachi search for answers.

Whispering voices. Deadly touch. Their passion should be impossible… or it could be the only thing that will keep them alive.

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Title: The Singer Series: Book #2: The Irin Chronicles Author: Elizabeth Hunter Format: Paperback Published: May 6, 2014 by CreateSpace ISBN: 1497326923

Title: The Singer
Series: Book #2: The Irin Chronicles
Author: Elizabeth Hunter
Format: Paperback
Published: May 6, 2014 by CreateSpace
ISBN: 1497326923

When you’ve lost everything you love, how do you fight the darkness?

Ava left Istanbul with a new identity, new name, and new magic she could barely control. Laid low by Malachi’s sacrifice, she searches for help from the fabled Irina. But will the secretive women of the Irin race welcome or shun her? Ava’s origins are still a mystery, and her powers are darker than any they’ve encountered before.

The Irin world hangs in the balance. And as the children of angels battle their own demons, ancient rivalries among the Fallen threaten to wreak havoc on earth.

Thousand of miles away, a warrior wakes with no memory of his identity or his people. Stumbling though the dark and twisted schemes of fallen angels, ravenous Grigori, and even his own leaders, he must find a way back to the one thing he remembers. A single voice calls him. Malachi has one mission.

“Come back to me.”

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Title: The Secret Series: Book #3: The Irin Chronicles Author: Elizabeth Hunter Format: ebook, 373 pages Published: March 17, 2015 by E. Hunter ISBN: 1941674038

Title: The Secret
Series: Book #3: The Irin Chronicles
Author: Elizabeth Hunter
Format: ebook, 373 pages
Published: March 17, 2015 by E. Hunter
ISBN: 1941674038

Only when the darkness falls can you see the light of the stars.

For thousands of years, the scribes and singers of the Irin race have existed to protect humanity and guard the gifts of the Forgiven. They have lived in the shadows. They have kept their secrets.

But the Irin aren’t the only race with secrets.

Ava and Malachi have found each other, but wounds as deep as theirs don’t heal overnight. While the Irin world struggles to correct the power imbalance left by the Rending of the Irina, Malachi and Ava struggle to connect their past with their present.

The Fallen may scheme, but Ava has found her power and refuses to be an angel’s pawn. And while Malachi may have forgotten his history, the scribe’s relentless search for answers leads both him and his mate to the heart of the Irin power structure in Vienna, where knowledge is guarded more closely than gold and those with power will do anything to keep it.

Malachi and Ava have survived the darkness, but will they ever discover its secrets? A powerful cabal of the Fallen may hold the answers, but to surrender them, it wants the Irin race to finally face their enemies. Both those coming from the outside, and those raging within.

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Review: Archangel’s Enigma (Book #8: Guild Hunter Series) by Nalini Singh

Title: Archangel's Enigma Series: Book #8: Guild Hunter Series Author: Nalini Singh Format: Mass Market Paperback, 357 pages Published: September 1, 2015 by Berkley Sensation ISBN: 0425251268

Title: Archangel’s Enigma
Series: Book #8: Guild Hunter Series
Author: Nalini Singh
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 357 pages
Published: September 1, 2015 by Berkley Sensation
ISBN: 0425251268

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Naasir is the most feral of the powerful group of vampires and angels known as the Seven, his loyalty pledged to the Archangel Raphael. When rumors surface of a plot to murder the former Archangel of Persia, now lost in the Sleep of the Ancients, Naasir is dispatched to find him. For only he possesses the tracking skills required—those more common to predatory animals than to man.

Enlisted to accompany Naasir, Andromeda, a young angelic scholar with dangerous secrets, is fascinated by his nature—at once playful and brilliant, sensual and brutal. As they race to find the Sleeping archangel before it’s too late, Naasir will force her to question all she knows…and tempt her to walk into the magnificent, feral darkness of his world. But first they must survive an enemy vicious enough to shatter the greatest taboo of the angelic race and plunge the world into a screaming nightmare…

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My Rating: 5/5 stars

My Review:

**NOTE: THIS REVEIEW WILL NOT REVEAL WHAT NAASIR IS**

I have been a devoted fan of Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series since the beginning.  I have read most of the books more than once and have waited and waited for this book.  Naasir!!!  As one of Raphael’s Seven, Naasir has been around since the first read and Singh has often dropped huge chunks of information about him but never fully explained him.  Finally, my wait is over!!

As one of Raphael’s Seven, Naasir has a skill set that is both unique and deadly.  He has spent centuries honing his skills and there is, quite literally no one else like him in the world.  He tracks (possibly) better than a hunter-born, he can disappear much like Jason, and he is wicked fast and lethal in a fight.  Never has Naasir failed to answer the call of his Archangel so when Raphael tells him he will be accompanying a scholar on a mission to wake an Ancient, Naasir is ready and willing to do his duty.  His first stop is the Refuge where he is to meet his travelling companion, the scholar/warrior, Andromeda. 

As a Refuge librarian and scholar, Andromeda has dedicated her life to the pursuit of knowledge and preserving the histories of the angels, archangels, vampires, and various others who populate the world.  Andromeda would like nothing more than to spend her life in this pursuit but as the grandchild of the wickedly vicious archangel, Charisemnon, she is bound by blood to serve in his court for 500 years.  The thought of being surrounded by such depravity sickens Andromeda yet she can see no way out of the blood oath.  Before her tenure in hell begins, Andromeda must accompany Naasir to the site of the Archangel Alexander’s resting place and wake him before Lijuan can kill him. 

From the moment he meets Andromeda, Naasir is convinced she is his long-awaited mate.  For Naasir, there is no question but he understands he takes some getting used to and he must convince Andromeda of the rightness of their mating.  Andromeda is certainly intrigued by Naasir but there are some very real obstacles standing in the way, her blood oath to her family, a vow of celibacy, and the possibility of going up in flames in their joined effort to wake an Ancient before his time.  The trip is arduous but with every step taken, Naasir becomes even more impressed with his mate.  Andromeda is not only intelligent, she is also resourceful, determined, and deadly with a blade.  At every turn, Naasir and Andromeda are faced with danger and enemies willing to give their lives to their cause.  As a team, Naasir and Andromeda face odds, enemies, and allies that most don’t expect them to survive.  But survive they do only to be told they still cannot be together. 

The Bottom Line: Every avid reader has, at one time or another been let down by a book he/she was so excited to read.  Thankfully, I was in no way, shape, or form let down by Archangel’s Enigma.  In fact, I’m just going to throw it out there right now and say this is one of my favorite reads in the entire series!!  Finding out what Naasir is, is just the cherry on top of this read.  His backstory, his personality, and his totally endearing mannerism completely outweigh the big “what is he” revelation.  To top it all off, Singh has absolutely packed this read full of information about what is and what is to come in the Guild Hunter series.  Lijuan, though broken is not to be distracted from her goal of world domination, there are now more archangels and Cadre alive/awake than have ever been in the past, younger angels are beginning to ascend, and the end game is still nowhere in sight.  In short, Singh clearly still has a lot to deal with in this series and is showing no signs of slowing down!  The reads are still fresh, the plots are still developing, characters are still evolving, and I am still a devoted fan.

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Title: Blocked Author: Jennifer Lane Age/Genre: NA Contemporary/Sports Romance Published: October 21, 2014

Title: Blocked
Author: Jennifer Lane
Age/Genre: NA Contemporary/Sports Romance
Published: October 21, 2014

College freshman Lucia Ramirez has a secret crush on Dane Monroe. He’s a tall drink of water — blond, brash, and one hell of a volleyball player. ¡Híjole! Lucia hopes her volleyball scholarship to his school will make him notice her.

Too bad what’s noticeable is Dane’s obvious hatred for Lucia. Her family’s politics contradict everything he stands for. And politics are front and center in both their families. Dane’s mother is about to face Lucia’s father in the race for US President.

When Secret Service throws them together, Dane can’t deny his frustrating attraction to Lucia’s athletic curves and sweet faith in the world. Amid the intense pressure of college athletics and presidential politics, can opposites not just attract, but overcome overwhelming odds to be together? Or do their differences block their match from the start?

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Title: 30 Days Author: Christine d'Abo Format: Paperback, 320 pages Published: July 28, 2015 by Kensington ISBN: 1617739545

Title: 30 Days
Author: Christine d’Abo
Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Published: July 28, 2015 by Kensington
ISBN: 1617739545

Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mate, but not Alyssa Barrow. She met Rob at nineteen, and they were set to live happily ever after—until he became ill. In his final days, Rob urged his beautiful, young wife not to abandon happiness—or pleasure. He even left her a special gift, a sexy game plan to help her move on: Thirty cards with instructions for thirty days of passion. You’ll know when the time is right, he’d said. Now it’s two years later, and when Alyssa meets her hot new neighbor, Harrison Kemp, she begins to think the right time is right now…
 
From his sculpted thighs to his devilish grin, Harrison is the kind of man women want. Before she can lose her nerve, Alyssa tells Harrison about her long-ignored cards…and asks him to help her fulfill them. It’s a favor he’s more than happy to, um, perform. With his skillful touch, and the hot press of his lips against her skin, Alyssa finds herself re-awakening to life—and a host of other sensations. But what began as not-so-innocent fun soon grows into true intimacy, and Alyssa realizes she’s opening herself up not just to sex…but to love. When it comes to a future with Harrison, what’s really in the cards?
 
Saucy, heartwarming, and insightful, 30 Days explores the agony—and the ecstasy—of starting over, and how a little encouragement, and a little courage, can go a long way…  

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Title: Uncivilized Author: Sawyer Bennett Age/Genre: Erotic/Mature Adult Contemporary Romance Release Date: September 8, 2014

Title: Uncivilized
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Age/Genre: Erotic/Mature Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 8, 2014

Putting a woman on her knees before me is what really makes my cock hard. I fuck with dominant force and absolute control. I demand complete surrender from my conquests.

Savage man, loner, warrior… I am dangerous at my core. I have lived amidst the untamed wild of the rainforest, in a society that reveres me and where every woman falls before me in subjugation.

Now I’ve been discovered. Forced to return to a world that I have forgotten about and to a culture that is only vaguely familiar to my senses. 
Dr. Moira Reed is an anthropologist who has been hired to help me transition back into modern society. It’s her job to smooth away my rough edges… to teach me how to navigate properly through this new life of mine. She wants to tame me.

She’ll never win.  I am wild, free and raw, and the only thing I want from the beautiful Moira Reed is to fuck her into submission.  She wants it, I am certain.  I will give it to her soon.  Yes, very soon, I will become the teacher and she will become my student. And when I am finished showing her body pleasure like no other, she’ll know what it feels like to be claimed by an uncivilized man.

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Title: Wicked Fall Series: Book #1: The Wicked Horse Series Author: Sawyer Bennett Published: July 28, 2015 by Big Dog Books

Title: Wicked Fall
Series: Book #1: The Wicked Horse Series
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Published: July 28, 2015 by Big Dog Books

Never in your wildest dreams could you begin to imagine all the filthy and depraved things that go on inside The Wicked Horse. Step inside and Woolf Jennings will make every one of your dirty fantasies come true.

He’s covered in a facade of deception. An enticing blend of multi-millionaire and hot-as-hell Wyoming rancher, those that think they know Woolf Jennings admire his abilities to preside as CEO of his family’s cattle and oil empire. But only a privileged few truly understand what fuels the glitter of depravity in those gorgeous blue eyes. Only a few know he’s opened up a sinfully erotic and private sex club named The Wicked Horse right at the base of the beautiful Teton Mountain range.

Sweet Callie Hayes has returned home to Wyoming and is looking forward to starting her life over again. After a night of impetuosity, she’s managed to put herself right in Woolf’s line of sight… the man who she foolishly offered up her virginity to years ago and was flatly turned down.

Now Woolf is seeing that Callie is all grown up and has a kinky side to her that leaves him as confused as it does turned on. Worse yet, both Callie’s dirty desires and sweet heart are getting under his skin, and making Woolf question everything he’s ever believed about himself.

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Title: Throb Author: Vi Keeland Format: Paperback, 269 pages Published: January 25, 2015 by Vi Keeland

Title: Throb
Author: Vi Keeland
Format: Paperback, 269 pages
Published: January 25, 2015 by Vi Keeland

No dating.
No sex outside of the game.
No disclosing the terms of the contract.

Rules were made to be broken, right?

Eight weeks ago I signed a contract. One that seemed like a good idea at the time. A handsome bachelor, luxury accommodations, and a chance to win a prize my family desperately needed. There were some rules though. Lots of them actually. Follow the script, no dating, sex, or disclosing the terms of the deal. After my self-imposed moratorium on men the last year, it wouldn’t be hard to live up to my end of the bargain… so I thought. Until I realized the deal I’d made was with the devil… and I was in love with his dirty-talking brother.

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Title: The Fire Artist Author: Daisy Whitney Format: Hardcover, 288 pages Published: October 14, 2014 by Bloomsbury ISBN: 1619631326

Title: The Fire Artist
Author: Daisy Whitney
Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Published: October 14, 2014 by Bloomsbury
ISBN: 1619631326

Aria is an elemental artist—she creates fire from her hands. But her power is not natural. She steals it from lightning. It’s dangerous and illegal in her world. When she’s recruited to perform, she seizes the chance to get away from her family. But her power is fading too fast to keep stealing from the sky. She has no choice but to turn to a Granter—a modern day genie. She gets one wish at an extremely high price. Aria’s willing to take a chance, but then she falls in love with the Granter . . . and he wants his freedom. Aria must decide what she’s willing to bargain and how much her own heart, body, and soul are worth.

In a world where the sport of elemental powers is the most popular form of entertainment, readers will be swept away by a romance with stakes higher than life and death.

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Title: The Scribe Series: Book #1: Irin Chronicles Author: Elizabeth Hunter Format: eBook, 306 pages Published: October 15, 2013 by E. Hunter Cover design: Damonza.com

Title: The Scribe
Series: Book #1: Irin Chronicles
Author: Elizabeth Hunter
Format: eBook, 306 pages
Published: October 15, 2013 by E. Hunter
Cover design: Damonza.com

Hidden at the crossroads of the world, an ancient race battles to protect humanity, even as it dies from within.

Ava Matheson came to Istanbul looking for answers, but others came looking for her. A reckless warrior guards her steps, but will Malachi’s own past blind him to the truth of who Ava might be? While ancient forces gather around them, both Ava and Malachi search for answers.

Whispering voices. Deadly touch. Their passion should be impossible… or it could be the only thing that will keep them alive.

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Title: The Singer Series: Book #2: The Irin Chronicles Author: Elizabeth Hunter Format: Paperback Published: May 6, 2014 by CreateSpace ISBN: 1497326923

Title: The Singer
Series: Book #2: The Irin Chronicles
Author: Elizabeth Hunter
Format: Paperback
Published: May 6, 2014 by CreateSpace
ISBN: 1497326923

When you’ve lost everything you love, how do you fight the darkness?

Ava left Istanbul with a new identity, new name, and new magic she could barely control. Laid low by Malachi’s sacrifice, she searches for help from the fabled Irina. But will the secretive women of the Irin race welcome or shun her? Ava’s origins are still a mystery, and her powers are darker than any they’ve encountered before.

The Irin world hangs in the balance. And as the children of angels battle their own demons, ancient rivalries among the Fallen threaten to wreak havoc on earth.

Thousand of miles away, a warrior wakes with no memory of his identity or his people. Stumbling though the dark and twisted schemes of fallen angels, ravenous Grigori, and even his own leaders, he must find a way back to the one thing he remembers. A single voice calls him. Malachi has one mission.

“Come back to me.”

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Title: The Secret Series: Book #3: The Irin Chronicles Author: Elizabeth Hunter Format: ebook, 373 pages Published: March 17, 2015 by E. Hunter ISBN: 1941674038

Title: The Secret
Series: Book #3: The Irin Chronicles
Author: Elizabeth Hunter
Format: ebook, 373 pages
Published: March 17, 2015 by E. Hunter
ISBN: 1941674038

Only when the darkness falls can you see the light of the stars.

For thousands of years, the scribes and singers of the Irin race have existed to protect humanity and guard the gifts of the Forgiven. They have lived in the shadows. They have kept their secrets.

But the Irin aren’t the only race with secrets.

Ava and Malachi have found each other, but wounds as deep as theirs don’t heal overnight. While the Irin world struggles to correct the power imbalance left by the Rending of the Irina, Malachi and Ava struggle to connect their past with their present.

The Fallen may scheme, but Ava has found her power and refuses to be an angel’s pawn. And while Malachi may have forgotten his history, the scribe’s relentless search for answers leads both him and his mate to the heart of the Irin power structure in Vienna, where knowledge is guarded more closely than gold and those with power will do anything to keep it.

Malachi and Ava have survived the darkness, but will they ever discover its secrets? A powerful cabal of the Fallen may hold the answers, but to surrender them, it wants the Irin race to finally face their enemies. Both those coming from the outside, and those raging within.

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Review: A Very Proper Monster by Elizabeth Hunter

Title: Beneath a Waning Moon Authors: Elizabeth Hunter and Grace Draven Format: ebook, 233 pages Published: September 29, 2015 by Hunter/Draven ISBN13: 9781310447679

Title: Beneath a Waning Moon
Authors: Elizabeth Hunter and Grace Draven
Format: ebook, 233 pages
Published: September 29, 2015 by Hunter/Draven
ISBN13: 9781310447679

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Synopsis:

In A VERY PROPER MONSTER, Josephine Shaw spends long nights filling the pages of her Gothic stories with the fantastic and the macabre, unaware that the suitor her father has arranged is one of the dark creatures she’s always dreamed. For Tom Dargin, courting an ailing spinster was only one duty in a long life of service to his sire. But after he meets the curious Miss Shaw, will Tom become the seducer or the seduced? Can a love fated to end in tragedy survive a looming grave?

In GASLIGHT HADES, Nathaniel Gordon walks two worlds—that of the living and the dead. Barely human, he’s earned the reputation of a Bonekeeper, the scourge of grave robbers. He believes his old life over, until one dreary burial he meets the woman he once loved and almost married. Lenore Kenward stands at her father’s grave, begging the protection of the mysterious guardian, not knowing he is her lost love. Resolved to keep his distance, Nathaniel is forced to abandon his plan and accompany Lenore on a journey into the mouth of Hell where sea meets sky, and the abominations that exist beyond its barrier wait to destroy them.

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My Rating: 5/5 stars

My Review:

Tom Dargin has been an immortal for 70+ years and by Patrick Murphy’s side for every single one of those years.  As Patrick’s right-hand man, Tom is uniquely positioned to help Patrick build his growing empire and, eventually take over control of the Dublin area.  One of the single most important steps in the building process is buying the Shaw’s shipping and mill interests but the buy isn’t going to come easily.

Old man Shaw has spent his life building his businesses and putting plans into place so his only daughter, Josephine is protected after he is gone.  Patrick Murphy’s place among the vampire community is certainly on the rise but that status can change at any time.  The ideal situation would see one of Murphy’s men married to Shaw’s daughter so there could be no contesting the sale/transfer of the business once the old man is dead and gone.  Willing to do what he must to further his friend, boss, and sire’s interests, Tom agrees to marry Josephine is she will have him. 

There just a few people in the world who really know who Josephine Shaw is.  Much of the world sees her as the invalid daughter of a powerful businessman.  In truth, Josephine is ill but she is much more than just the daughter of a businessman, she is also an accomplished writer known (under her penname, of course) for her macabre Gothic stories.  Surrounded by books since she was a child, Josephine has translated her love of the written word into a career and only a very few know her true identity.  Marriage has never been in the cards for Josephine Shaw but Tom Dargin changes everything!  Tom is kind and gentle and shares Josephine’s love of literature.  He keeps crazy hours just like she does and he doesn’t seem to mind that their time together will be so very limited. 

Both Tom and Josephine know the score going into their marriage.  What neither expected is the intense love that develops between them in a very short amount of time.  For a vampire, protecting his or her mate is of the ultimate importance and when Tom all-too-soon faces losing Josephine, he makes the decision to meet the sun when she is no longer with him.  The only possible way to save her is to turn her and that would take an act of mercy. 

The Bottom Line:  What a wonderful addition to the Elemental World series.  Josephine is so delightfully weird that it would have been a real shame to allow her to die off.  Hunter excels at writing characters/couples who balance one another and Tom and Josephine are no exception to this rule.  Tom is strong and steady, smart yet cunning and totally in love with his Josie.  Josephine is a woman far removed from her time and place and every one of her eccentricities is balanced by her mate.  Her love of the macabre, her desire to see real vampires and creatures of the night is simply perfect and makes her transition from human to near-immortal all the more special.  If ever there was a character who deserved a HEA, it is most definitely Josephine Shaw!  In all, yet another fine addition to the ever-growing Elemental World series.

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About the author and where to find her:

Author - Elizabeth HunterElizabeth Hunter is a contemporary fantasy and romance author. She is a graduate of the University of Houston Honors College in the Department of English (Linguistics) and a former English teacher.  She currently lives in Central California with a seven-year-old ninja who claims to be her child. She enjoys reading, writing, travel, and bowling (despite the fact that she’s not very good at it.) Someday, she plans to learn how to scuba dive. And maybe hang glide. But that looks like a lot of running.  She is the author of the Elemental Mysteries and Elemental World series, the Cambio Springs series, and other works of fiction.

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Title: Blocked Author: Jennifer Lane Age/Genre: NA Contemporary/Sports Romance Published: October 21, 2014

Title: Blocked
Author: Jennifer Lane
Age/Genre: NA Contemporary/Sports Romance
Published: October 21, 2014

College freshman Lucia Ramirez has a secret crush on Dane Monroe. He’s a tall drink of water — blond, brash, and one hell of a volleyball player. ¡Híjole! Lucia hopes her volleyball scholarship to his school will make him notice her.

Too bad what’s noticeable is Dane’s obvious hatred for Lucia. Her family’s politics contradict everything he stands for. And politics are front and center in both their families. Dane’s mother is about to face Lucia’s father in the race for US President.

When Secret Service throws them together, Dane can’t deny his frustrating attraction to Lucia’s athletic curves and sweet faith in the world. Amid the intense pressure of college athletics and presidential politics, can opposites not just attract, but overcome overwhelming odds to be together? Or do their differences block their match from the start?

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Title: 30 Days Author: Christine d'Abo Format: Paperback, 320 pages Published: July 28, 2015 by Kensington ISBN: 1617739545

Title: 30 Days
Author: Christine d’Abo
Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Published: July 28, 2015 by Kensington
ISBN: 1617739545

Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mate, but not Alyssa Barrow. She met Rob at nineteen, and they were set to live happily ever after—until he became ill. In his final days, Rob urged his beautiful, young wife not to abandon happiness—or pleasure. He even left her a special gift, a sexy game plan to help her move on: Thirty cards with instructions for thirty days of passion. You’ll know when the time is right, he’d said. Now it’s two years later, and when Alyssa meets her hot new neighbor, Harrison Kemp, she begins to think the right time is right now…
 
From his sculpted thighs to his devilish grin, Harrison is the kind of man women want. Before she can lose her nerve, Alyssa tells Harrison about her long-ignored cards…and asks him to help her fulfill them. It’s a favor he’s more than happy to, um, perform. With his skillful touch, and the hot press of his lips against her skin, Alyssa finds herself re-awakening to life—and a host of other sensations. But what began as not-so-innocent fun soon grows into true intimacy, and Alyssa realizes she’s opening herself up not just to sex…but to love. When it comes to a future with Harrison, what’s really in the cards?
 
Saucy, heartwarming, and insightful, 30 Days explores the agony—and the ecstasy—of starting over, and how a little encouragement, and a little courage, can go a long way…  

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Title: Uncivilized Author: Sawyer Bennett Age/Genre: Erotic/Mature Adult Contemporary Romance Release Date: September 8, 2014

Title: Uncivilized
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Age/Genre: Erotic/Mature Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 8, 2014

 

Putting a woman on her knees before me is what really makes my cock hard. I fuck with dominant force and absolute control. I demand complete surrender from my conquests.

Savage man, loner, warrior… I am dangerous at my core. I have lived amidst the untamed wild of the rainforest, in a society that reveres me and where every woman falls before me in subjugation.

Now I’ve been discovered. Forced to return to a world that I have forgotten about and to a culture that is only vaguely familiar to my senses. 
Dr. Moira Reed is an anthropologist who has been hired to help me transition back into modern society. It’s her job to smooth away my rough edges… to teach me how to navigate properly through this new life of mine. She wants to tame me.

She’ll never win.  I am wild, free and raw, and the only thing I want from the beautiful Moira Reed is to fuck her into submission.  She wants it, I am certain.  I will give it to her soon.  Yes, very soon, I will become the teacher and she will become my student. And when I am finished showing her body pleasure like no other, she’ll know what it feels like to be claimed by an uncivilized man.

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Title: Wicked Fall Series: Book #1: The Wicked Horse Series Author: Sawyer Bennett Published: July 28, 2015 by Big Dog Books

Title: Wicked Fall
Series: Book #1: The Wicked Horse Series
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Published: July 28, 2015 by Big Dog Books

 

Never in your wildest dreams could you begin to imagine all the filthy and depraved things that go on inside The Wicked Horse. Step inside and Woolf Jennings will make every one of your dirty fantasies come true.

He’s covered in a facade of deception. An enticing blend of multi-millionaire and hot-as-hell Wyoming rancher, those that think they know Woolf Jennings admire his abilities to preside as CEO of his family’s cattle and oil empire. But only a privileged few truly understand what fuels the glitter of depravity in those gorgeous blue eyes. Only a few know he’s opened up a sinfully erotic and private sex club named The Wicked Horse right at the base of the beautiful Teton Mountain range.

Sweet Callie Hayes has returned home to Wyoming and is looking forward to starting her life over again. After a night of impetuosity, she’s managed to put herself right in Woolf’s line of sight… the man who she foolishly offered up her virginity to years ago and was flatly turned down.

Now Woolf is seeing that Callie is all grown up and has a kinky side to her that leaves him as confused as it does turned on. Worse yet, both Callie’s dirty desires and sweet heart are getting under his skin, and making Woolf question everything he’s ever believed about himself.

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Title: Throb Author: Vi Keeland Format: Paperback, 269 pages Published: January 25, 2015 by Vi Keeland

Title: Throb
Author: Vi Keeland
Format: Paperback, 269 pages
Published: January 25, 2015 by Vi Keeland

 

No dating.
No sex outside of the game.
No disclosing the terms of the contract.

Rules were made to be broken, right?

Eight weeks ago I signed a contract. One that seemed like a good idea at the time. A handsome bachelor, luxury accommodations, and a chance to win a prize my family desperately needed. There were some rules though. Lots of them actually. Follow the script, no dating, sex, or disclosing the terms of the deal. After my self-imposed moratorium on men the last year, it wouldn’t be hard to live up to my end of the bargain… so I thought. Until I realized the deal I’d made was with the devil… and I was in love with his dirty-talking brother.

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Title: The Fire Artist Author: Daisy Whitney Format: Hardcover, 288 pages Published: October 14, 2014 by Bloomsbury ISBN: 1619631326

Title: The Fire Artist
Author: Daisy Whitney
Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Published: October 14, 2014 by Bloomsbury
ISBN: 1619631326

 

Aria is an elemental artist—she creates fire from her hands. But her power is not natural. She steals it from lightning. It’s dangerous and illegal in her world. When she’s recruited to perform, she seizes the chance to get away from her family. But her power is fading too fast to keep stealing from the sky. She has no choice but to turn to a Granter—a modern day genie. She gets one wish at an extremely high price. Aria’s willing to take a chance, but then she falls in love with the Granter . . . and he wants his freedom. Aria must decide what she’s willing to bargain and how much her own heart, body, and soul are worth.

In a world where the sport of elemental powers is the most popular form of entertainment, readers will be swept away by a romance with stakes higher than life and death.

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Title: The Scribe Series: Book #1: Irin Chronicles Author: Elizabeth Hunter Format: eBook, 306 pages Published: October 15, 2013 by E. Hunter Cover design: Damonza.com

Title: The Scribe
Series: Book #1: Irin Chronicles
Author: Elizabeth Hunter
Format: eBook, 306 pages
Published: October 15, 2013 by E. Hunter
Cover design: Damonza.com

 

Hidden at the crossroads of the world, an ancient race battles to protect humanity, even as it dies from within.

Ava Matheson came to Istanbul looking for answers, but others came looking for her. A reckless warrior guards her steps, but will Malachi’s own past blind him to the truth of who Ava might be? While ancient forces gather around them, both Ava and Malachi search for answers.

Whispering voices. Deadly touch. Their passion should be impossible… or it could be the only thing that will keep them alive.

 

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Title: The Singer Series: Book #2: The Irin Chronicles Author: Elizabeth Hunter Format: Paperback Published: May 6, 2014 by CreateSpace ISBN: 1497326923

Title: The Singer
Series: Book #2: The Irin Chronicles
Author: Elizabeth Hunter
Format: Paperback
Published: May 6, 2014 by CreateSpace
ISBN: 1497326923

 

When you’ve lost everything you love, how do you fight the darkness?

Ava left Istanbul with a new identity, new name, and new magic she could barely control. Laid low by Malachi’s sacrifice, she searches for help from the fabled Irina. But will the secretive women of the Irin race welcome or shun her? Ava’s origins are still a mystery, and her powers are darker than any they’ve encountered before.

The Irin world hangs in the balance. And as the children of angels battle their own demons, ancient rivalries among the Fallen threaten to wreak havoc on earth.

Thousand of miles away, a warrior wakes with no memory of his identity or his people. Stumbling though the dark and twisted schemes of fallen angels, ravenous Grigori, and even his own leaders, he must find a way back to the one thing he remembers. A single voice calls him. Malachi has one mission.

“Come back to me.”

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Title: The Secret Series: Book #3: The Irin Chronicles Author: Elizabeth Hunter Format: ebook, 373 pages Published: March 17, 2015 by E. Hunter ISBN: 1941674038

Title: The Secret
Series: Book #3: The Irin Chronicles
Author: Elizabeth Hunter
Format: ebook, 373 pages
Published: March 17, 2015 by E. Hunter
ISBN: 1941674038

 

Only when the darkness falls can you see the light of the stars.

For thousands of years, the scribes and singers of the Irin race have existed to protect humanity and guard the gifts of the Forgiven. They have lived in the shadows. They have kept their secrets.

But the Irin aren’t the only race with secrets.

Ava and Malachi have found each other, but wounds as deep as theirs don’t heal overnight. While the Irin world struggles to correct the power imbalance left by the Rending of the Irina, Malachi and Ava struggle to connect their past with their present.

The Fallen may scheme, but Ava has found her power and refuses to be an angel’s pawn. And while Malachi may have forgotten his history, the scribe’s relentless search for answers leads both him and his mate to the heart of the Irin power structure in Vienna, where knowledge is guarded more closely than gold and those with power will do anything to keep it.

Malachi and Ava have survived the darkness, but will they ever discover its secrets? A powerful cabal of the Fallen may hold the answers, but to surrender them, it wants the Irin race to finally face their enemies. Both those coming from the outside, and those raging within.

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