Dec 102014
 

Surrender by Melody Anne
Series: Surrender (# 1)
Release Date: March 29, 2013
Publisher: Gossamer Publishing Company
Pages: 430
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Rafe Palazzo takes what he wants with no regrets. Arianna (Ari) Lynn Harlow has led a charmed life until tragedy strikes her family. He’s looking for a no-emotions attached mistress, she’s looking for redemption.

They are not a pair that should ever work, but undeniable attraction and devastating tragedies bring them together in the city by the bay where he fights to keep their relationship nothing more than an enjoyable way to meet his needs, and she battles to not lose herself in him. Spending time with Ari starts cracking the hard shell that Rafe has built around his heart, but he denies the affect she has on him until it’s too late to stop the inevitable conclusion that their relationship is headed for.

Rafe once believed in happily ever after, coming from a large Italian family. He’s got the Midas touch, since every endeavor he tries turns to gold. That all ends when his wife walks out the door and leaves him blindsided. His devastation quickly turns to steel when he decides no woman will fool him again. From that point on he treats relationships as nothing more than business transactions where both party’s come out mutually benefited.

Just when Ari has sunk to the lowest she’s ever been she finds an ad in the paper announcing a job that’s too good to be true. It turns out she’s right. She makes it through the intense rounds of interviews only to find out the job is for a mistress to the powerful Rafe Palazzo, owner of Palazzo Enterprises. Rafe gives her a day to think about whether she wants the position or not, and she’s sent on her way, only to find out her mother’s near-terminal position has taken a turn for the worse. Her mom’s only in the hospital because Ari messed up, and her mother’s the one who paid the price. Is Rafe her savior, or will he take her with him straight to the depths of hell?

 

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Nov 302014
 

Crimson Heat by Jan Springer
Series: Vampira Series (# 4)
Release Date: August 7, 2013
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Pages: 101
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Vampire Lisbeth Crowe has done her best to put her past as Satin, the Queen’s favorite blood slave, behind her–even if it has meant leaving three delicious, devoted lovers behind. Escaping Russia and the Crimson Clan and becoming an American entrepreneur has helped–as has joining the powerful, all-female Vampira coven, which prohibits its members from becoming sexually involved with men.

But when Lisbeth models in a fashion show as a favor to a friend, one of the Queen’s evil minions sees her–and begins scheming to return her to the wicked monarch.

Jaymes, Tristan and Luca have longed for their beloved Satin for decades–and after hearing of her whereabouts, rush to reach her before the Queen’s henchmen can. Racing against time, they track her to a desolate hideaway, resuming their long-denied love affair and determined to fight to the death if necessary to keep it.

 

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Nov 282014
 

Hope Springs Eternal by Elle Marie
Release Date: March 22, 2014
Publisher: self published
Pages: 230
Source: Book provided by author for review

 

 

A determined woman who will not abide anyone’s wallowing. A stubborn man who has lost the will to live. An attraction neither can deny, but both will try to.

Lady Sofia has been kidnapped, imprisoned, and tormented for the past three years of her life: by her society, by her family, by her betrothed. When escape finally presents itself in the most unlikely of forms, she takes it, daringly rescuing a man from a watery grave that he craves. What she does not realize is that she has set into motion a series of events that cannot be changed and will forever alter her fate.

Lord Caleb wants nothing to do with women, nothing to do with his father, and nothing to do with life. When a strange woman rescues him from the waters of the Thames, he has no choice but to follow her whether he wants to or not. Her allure is undeniable, even if she infuriates him at every turn. She pushes him to stand, to walk, to be a better man. He never needed any of that in his life before. Finally, when he admits his attraction to her, she turns her back on him, like all the other women in his life since the accident. But this time, he will not accept defeat so easily, for he has found his reason to live.

 

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Nov 242014
 

Need You Now by Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Shattered Promises (# 0.5)
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts
Pages: 80
Source: Book provided by the author for review
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Life is hard. Life leaves you beaten, broken…alone. Then one day, a stranger touches your hand and you feel something intense, unforgettable, but yet, you want to forget. You need to forget. It’s safer than believing in things you’ve decided don’t exist. You know all about shattered promises and lost hope. You know them so much better than you know this excited, warm, wonderful feeling, and it scares you. He scares you, but he also makes you feel alive again. He makes you realize you haven’t really been living. You’re surviving and you fear he’s the one who’ll make you forget how to keep doing it. But what if he’s the one who changes everything?

 

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Nov 142014
 

Glitterland by Alexis Hall
Series: Glitterland (# 1)
Release Date: August 24, 2013
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Pages: 224
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Once the golden boy of the English literary scene, now a clinically depressed writer of pulp crime fiction, Ash Winters has given up on love, hope, happiness, and—most of all—himself. He lives his life between the cycles of his illness, haunted by the ghosts of other people’s expectations.

Then a chance encounter at a stag party throws him into the arms of Essex boy Darian Taylor, an aspiring model who lives in a world of hair gel, fake tans, and fashion shows. By his own admission, Darian isn’t the crispest lettuce in the fridge, but he cooks a mean cottage pie and makes Ash laugh, reminding him of what it’s like to step beyond the boundaries of anxiety.

But Ash has been living in his own shadow for so long that he can’t see past the glitter to the light. Can a man who doesn’t trust himself ever trust in happiness? And how can a man who doesn’t believe in happiness ever fight for his own?

 

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Nov 132014
 

All He Desires by C.C. Gibbs
Series: All or Nothing (# 3)
Release Date: November 4, 2014
Publisher: Forever Romance
Pages: 364
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Kate knows the irresistible attraction she feels for Dominic Knight could forfeit her chance at happiness, but she’s finding it impossible to stay away…

Knight Takes Queen is the final installment in a trilogy featuring the clever and sensitive Katherine Hart and her indomitable billionaire lover, Dominic Knight.

 

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Nov 052014
 

Love Above See Level by Spencer Dryden
Release Date:   November 7, 2014
Publisher: Breathless Press
Pages:  27
Source: book provided by the publisher  for review
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A beach bum/surfer is smitten by a woman six feet seven inches tall. But can his infatuation turn to love above see level?

Clayton Stoner is a blond, bronzed, hard-bodied, beach bum/surfer living the life of a thirty-one-year-old Peter Pan in a tiny oceanside cottage near St. Augustine, Florida. One calm Sunday, he sees a strikingly beautiful woman who is six feet seven inches tall taking paddle surfing lessons at the local surfer’s beach. He is immediately smitten, but unable to get her attention when he encounters her at a nearby convenience store, and again, later that day, as she is running along the beach where he is relaxing. They finally connect when he is sent to do plumbing repair work at the beach cottage she is renting. She continues to spurn his friendly advances. It looks hopeless for him until fate intervenes. But can a laid-back surfer and a woman driven by career achievement see eye to eye well enough for a long-term relationship?

 

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Oct 312014
 

The Heart of War by Lisa Beth Darling
Series: Of War (# 1)
Re-release Date: January 5, 2014
Publisher: Moon Mistress Publishing
Pages: 594
Source: Book provided by the author for review

 

 

Meet Ares God of War, the Alpha Male to beat all Alpha Males and the greatest Warrior the world has ever known. He’s moody, grumpy, dominant, ravenously sexual, and above all, built like a Greek God.

Get lost in this sweeping dark saga of lust, rage, revenge, and redemption. Battle Ancient Gods while falling in love with Ares God of War and Alena MacLeod. They share a love that will rock the world from the heights of Olympus to the Celtic moors.

 

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Oct 302014
 

Long Hard Ride by Lorelei James
Series: Rough Riders (# 1)
Re-release Date: June 26, 2014 (originally published May 2007)
Publisher: self-published
Pages: 287
Source: book purchased by the reviewer

 

 

One lucky woman is in for the ride of her life with three sexy cowboys…

During summer break, wannabe wild woman Channing Kinkaid is offered the chance to shed her inhibitions and horse around on the road with a real chaps-and-spurs wearing rodeo cowboy.

From the moment Colby McKay—bull rider, saddle bronc buster and calf roper—sets his lust-filled eyes on the sweet and fiery Channing, he knows she’s up to the challenge of being his personal buckle bunny. But he also demands that his rodeo traveling partners, Trevor and Edgard are allowed to join in their no-holds-barred sexcapades.

Although Channing secretly longed to be the sole focus of more than one man’s passions, all is not as it seems with the sexy trio. Colby’s demand for her complete submission behind closed doors tests her willful nature, and his sweet-talking ways burrow into her heart.

Will Colby have to break out the bullropes and piggin’ string to convince this headstrong filly that the road to true love doesn’t have to be as elusive as that championship belt buckle?

Warning: this story has tons of explicit sex, graphic language that’d make your mama blush, light bondage, ménage a trois, and—yee-haw!—hot nekkid cowboy man-love

 

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Oct 262014
 

The Red Serpent Club by Claudia Meyler
Series: Red Serpent Club (# 1)
Release Date: July 31, 2014
Publisher: self-published
Pages: 189
Source: Book provided by the author for review

 

 

When Lucie-May Adler starts work for the beautiful but mysterious owner of one of the largest companies in New York, she has no idea where the job will take her. Christopher Renton is beyond a control freak, and not what a naive girl who is just getting over her first break-up needs. But Lucie-May is drawn to him, despite others warning her off. Will she cope with Renton’s all-consuming need for her, or will she be drawn into something darker than she imagined?


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