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Review: The Book of Paul by Richard Long

The Book of Paul by Richard Long
Series: The Book of Paul (# 1)
Release Date: June 3, 2012
Publisher:  CreateSpace
Pages: 491
Source:  Author

In the rubble-strewn wasteland of Alphabet City, a squalid tenement conceals a treasure “beyond all imagining”– an immaculately preserved, fifth century codex. The sole repository of ancient Hermetic lore, it contains the alchemical rituals for transforming thought into substance, transmuting matter at will…and attaining eternal life.

When Rose, a sex and pain addicted East Village tattoo artist has a torrid encounter with Martin, a battle-hardened loner, they discover they are unwitting pawns on opposing sides of a battle that has shaped the course of human history.

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Romancing the Blog: ¡Miraculous!

Today we welcome Karielle Stephanie from ¡Miraculous! as our guest.  Some of you may remember Stephanie from her time as a reviewer for us.  Her reviews can be seen here.  But she also has her own blog that she’d like to tell you about.

Jen: How did you get into blogging?
Stephanie: When I first started ¡Miraculous!, it was a place for me to vent, to write, to blow off the kind of steam any repressed, frustrated, but passionate kid would suffer from.

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Review: Transported by Sharazade

Transported: Erotic Travel Tales by Sharazade
Release Date: May 18, 2010
Publisher:  Fanny Press
Pages: 126
Source:  author

Something about traveling can bring your blood to the boil: Is it the exotic locales? The chance encounters with attractive strangers? The break from the routine? These nine sizzling tales of love and lust on the move capture a few of these scenarios: A single woman, wandering the dusty corridors of an old bookstore, runs across a book of erotic woodcuts… and a man with like interests.

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Review: Inheritance by Lisa Barker

Inheritance by Lisa Barker
Release Date: July 9, 2011
Publisher:  self published
Pages: 279
Source:  Author

 Alcoholism, sexual addiction, child abuse and the suicide of a parent are the inherited demons plaguing and isolating Joe Taylor even after four years of sobriety and celibacy, trying to drive him back to the wild parties of his youth.

Poverty, abandonment and neglect are Wendy Masten’s inheritance. And one night, in a desperate attempt to reunite with her long-lost sister, Wendy and Joe meet unexpectedly and begin a quest toward freedom and long-lasting love.

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Review: The Legend of Lady MacLaoch by Becky Banks

The Legend of Lady MacLaoch by Becky Banks
Release Date: May 23rd, 2011
Publisher: Ha’iku Press
Page Count: 249
Source: from author for blog tour review

A legendary love, an unforgiving curse, and the discovery of a lifetime.

Centuries ago, a vengeful curse buried itself deep into the history of the MacLaoch clan and become a legendary tale told by all those not cursed by its words.

In present-day Scotland, the laird and chieftain of the MacLaoch clan is an ex-Royal Air Force fighter pilot who has been past the gates of hell and returned a changed man.

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Review: Always the Vampire by Nancy Haddock

Always the Vampire by Nancy Haddock
Series: Oldest City Vampires (#3)
Release Date: May 3rd, 2011
Publisher: Berkley (Penguin)
Page Count: 342
Source: From publisher for review

FRANCESCA MARINELLI MUST ACT NOW… OR FOREVER HOLD HER PEACE.

It might seem like I’m slacking on my duties as a vampire princess, but you can bet your fangs that I’m going to be the best maid of honor ever for Maggie’s Victorian wedding. I want everything to be perfect, even if I have to wear a bustle.

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Review: Stories from a Lifetime by Hugh Aaron

Stories from a Lifetime by Hugh Aaron
Release Date: September 27th, 2010
Publisher: Stones Point
Page Count: 288
Source: Directly from publisher for review

Stories from a Lifetime carries readers through a widely diverse series of life’s peaks and valleys with poignant, clear-eyed vision and understanding that is only gradually gained across the course of a lifetime through endurance and honest appraisal of the emotional rollercoaster that we all ride.

These stories form a welcome, and increasingly rare, honest, grounded, and beautifully written collection that will touch nerves while sympathizing with what it means to be human.

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Review: Season’s Spankings by Evangeline Anderson

Season’s Spankings by Evangeline Anderson
Release Date: November 1st, 2009
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Page Count: 54
Source: PDF from publisher for review

Lucinda “Lucky” Starr only wants one present for Christmas — her boss. Unfortunately, the cool and collected Eric Payne refuses to act on their mutual feelings no matter how much she provokes him.

Then she discovers a mysterious perfume shop and buys a concoction guaranteed to release suppressed emotions. When she uses the essence on Eric, she finds herself spread out on his desk with her skirt up and her panties down.

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Review: Pride & Prejudice: Hidden Lusts by Mitzi Szereto

Pride & Prejudice: Hidden Lusts by Mitzi Szereto
Release Date: July 5th, 2011
Publisher: Cleis Press
Page Count: 265
Source: From publisher for review

Imagine that Jane Austen had written the opening line of her satirical novel, Pride and Prejudice, this way: “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a good romp and a good wife — although not necessarily from the same person or from the opposite sex.” In Pride & Prejudice: Hidden Lusts, the entire cast of characters from Austen’s classic are caught with their breeches unbuttoned and their skirts raised high in this rewrite that goes all the way — and then some!

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Review: Westmore by Carol Cassada

Westmore by Carol Cassada
Release Date: April 11th, 2011
Publisher: CreateSpace
Page Count: 388
Source: From author for review

In the small town of Westmore, romance, drama, and suspense follow everyone.

Widow Charlotte Green vowed never to date again, until handsome Detective Bryant comes to her rescue.

Andrew Braxton is a powerful businessman who runs his company and family with an iron fist, which could cost him his wife and son.

After a divorce, Laura Reynolds moves back home, where she plans to start a new life, but her past soon catches up with her.