His Majesty’s Secret by Carolyn Rosewood
TBR Reviewer: Brutally Honest
Wow, I don’t think I can explain how fantastic a writer Carolyn Rosewood is. As soon as I started reader His Majesty’s Secret I was swept into an amazing world.
Ravenna is stuck between her hatred of her betrothed and the scary aspect of running away from her home. On her journey she’s threatened by men known as Guardians, fearing rape she is saved by King Dalmas. He is running from his bastard of a brother who stole the throne but who’s rightfully born to lead that kingdom? Ravenna was such a fantastic character, there was so much growth while Dalmas got to show all his sides. They combined attraction was a like a moth to a flame. I love how the story progressed. The flow was wonderfully done. Between the spanking and the oil it was definitely smoking hot!
Perfection would be the one word to describe this book. His Majesty’s Secret had well
written action, twists, flaming sex scenes and the ending was absolutely epic. Don’t wait, pick up a copy and fall in love with Ravenna and Dalmas!
As the temperature drops, the women in this collection of stories find naughty and delicious ways to warm up for the holidays. A boss with a proposal to make her sweat, a promise from an Italian assistant, a cabin in the middle of nowhere with two men waiting to cater to her every desire, a special surprise for a lonely solider... All of these encounters and more from ten talented authors. Get ready for some holiday loving...Evernight style.
Just because you grow up doesn´t mean Santa is not keeping an eye on you. I enjoyed these 10 Holiday themed stories about men and women who definitely made both the nice
and naughty list.
The proposal by London Saint James
Grace is having one of those days where nothing seems to go right. She oversleeps, her bitch of a boss is in a bad mood and things just seem to tumble downhill as the day goes on. That is until she gets a proposal she just can´t refuse from co-worker Dravin. We have all had those days where everything seems to go wrong. I just wish that my bad days ended as orgasmic as Grace´s. This story feels like such a teaser, setting up a nice and hot mood between Grace and Dravin. At the end I just feel like I want more, more, more.
Chasing Miss Kringle by C.R. Moss
Jack Vorst is not feeling the holiday spirit, and has stopped Believing in his own happiness and love. He spends all his time immersed in his work as a PI. The firm he works for handles not only regular bail jumpers, but paranormal occurrences too. When Jack meets beautiful and mysterious Kristina Cristkindle, the feelings he had long since forgotten resurface. This was a sweet read where Jack finally found the person to make him feel something again and Kristina found someone who liked her for who she is and not just for what she can do. The mystery in the story is of course only a mystery to Jack. The reader definitely knows what is going on from the start. An overall sweet read with some good hot elements.
Snow Angel by Jezebel Jorge
Up and coming romance novelist Minerva Madison has lost her inspiration to write. She has been signed on for two more books and is feeling the pressure from both her publisher and fans. When she lands her car in a pile of snow on Christmas Eve she is rescued by a gorgeous Good Samaritan named Brian Carson. Two strangers meet and have one night together. Still I can feel that connection and tenderness between them. My one complaint about this story is that it was full of spelling mistakes. Take those out and this is a steamy and romantic Holiday story.
Naughty & Nice by Lila Shaw
We all know that Santa has a workshop where toys for kids are made. What few people know though is that the workshop also has a Succubus/Incubus department to cater the needs of the adults on Santa´s nice list. Succubus Chrissy is sent to a remote and isolated island where Captain Marcus Torino and Lieutenant David Ramsey are stationed on a secret spy mission. Chrissy is sent there to deliver a sexy Christmas present to the one of the two men who is on Santa´s nice list. I think this extra department of Santa´s is a fun idea. With a
succubus as a main character one can only expect lots and lots of sex and this story doesn´t fail to deliver that. The twist in the end was interesting, although it made me a little confused
about the characters involved. What I am certain of, being on Santa´s naughty list is not such a bad thing.
Making the naughty list by Seleste Delaney
When Daisy was a teenager she was rescued from a life on the streets and got an employment with Santa himself. A job with many perks including an insane retirement package. She is given a special mission from Santa that sends her to a club in a sparkly cocktail dress, high heels and no underwear. The only thing she knows is that she is looking for Gage Thomas, who needs help getting off the naughty list. When she finds Gage she is entranced by the man, but seems to end up with more questions than answers. I really liked this story. It had just the right mix of good and likeable characters, romance, hot sex and a little mystery. There are some side characters that seem to be important, but never really
make it into the story. It´s not really a big thing and didn´t disturb the story that much, but it still sort of left me hanging.
A very naughty Christmas by Carolyn Rosewood
Nita has had a tough year. Not only did she find out that her husband has been living a double life with another family, she also lost her job. When she gets lost in a snow storm she sees a house where she hopes to find a phone and some directions. Never could she know that she would find so much more. She is invited in by the house´s two residents Alex and Cameron, two very attractive, willing and caring men. Lucky for Nita she doesn´t have to chose between the two, as they come as a two for one package deal. This was one of the more erotic stories of the bunch. Even though the story is mainly focused on sex I still feel the deeper connection between Nita and the guys. The story and the relationship between
the characters are based on some strange coincidences and it walks a very fine line between creepy stalker and sweet devoted guys.
Promises by Xondra Day
Leda James really hates the holiday season. Having no nice childhood memories of the Holidays it is just a stressful time. She just doesn´t do the family thing and declines an invitation to spend Christmas with her very nice and very handsome employee at the bakery, Joey, and his family. She has long tried to ignore her attraction to Joey, but when they are snowed in together, they just can´t resist the temptation of each other. Now it is up to Joey to show Leda that the Christmas Holidays can indeed be a wonderful, happy and sexy
time. This was a decent short story and I am glad that Joey and Leda got caught in the snow storm so they could share some time together.
Santa´s little helper by Kelly Yeakle
Miranda Wilson is a spoiled party girl and her father has had enough. If she wants to keep her trust fund she has to find a job, prove that she can be responsible and make something of herself. However, having no experience at all makes it hard to find a job, especially so
close to the Holidays. Luckily Craig Davis, owner of a department store, takes pity on her and gives her a job as a helper in Santa´s photo booth. When Craig and Miranda give in to their mutual attraction, Miranda has to prove not only that she can be responsible and keep a job, she also needs to show Craig that she can be serious in a relationship and plan for a
future. I liked the building romance between Miranda and Craig. Even though Miranda is pretty spoiled and a little naïve, she isn´t mean or stupid, so she is quite likeable to start with. A light and engaging story that really makes me root for Miranda.
Mistletoe Masquerade by Alaska Angelini
Jeanie is tired of being the shy and insecure girl. An invitation to a Holiday Masquerade party from a secret admirer gives Jeanie just the chance she has been waiting for. With the security of hiding behind a mask she gets a chance to reinvent herself and let go of her inhibitions. It turns out that she has not only one, but two secret admirers, Jared and Edward. The story starts down one path, doesn´t really follow through and then takes a turn and starts down another one. After this rocky start the story gets going and the heat level rises. It ends with sweet and naughty satisfaction.
Letter to Santa by Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
It all starts with a Christmas wish and a letter to Santa. Elise doesn´t want to be alone for Christmas and hopes that a letter to Santa will help her. When the door bell rings on Christmas Eve and Elise opens the door to a man resonating with sex appeal she is certain he is her Christmas present. When she invites Nicholas in her house and in her bed she never expected to find a man that she wants to keep for more than just the Holidays. The erotic part of the story took off very quickly. The rest of the story and explanations came later.
This is something that I normally do not like, but the author managed to catch my attention, throw me into the story and I definitely bought it. It is nice to know that a Christmas wish and some good karma can give you what you need.
Paranormal, Erotica - Novel
TBR reviewer: Luta Wolf
Damien Walker has just hired a sexy new bartender, and landed himself trouble, with a capital 'T'.
Teresa's on the run, but from something more sinister than human law. She's a demon on
the lam from Hell, trying to hide away in this sleepy town. A job in Damien's bar seems the perfect cover. He doesn't ask questions and he's great eye-candy too. What could be better?
But Teresa isn't the only one with a secret identity and a past they'd rather not remember. Damien knows exactly who and what she is because he's hunted demons before and old habits die hard.
What's a Nephilim bounty hunter to do when one white-hot little devil walks into his bar and turns his quiet life upside down? She's a complication he could do without. She's also irresistible.
So she wants to cause him trouble? That's nothing compared to what he can do to her.
When Teresa walks into Damien’s bar, he knows exactly what she is because once upon a time, it was his job to take her kind out. He has every intention of sending her on her way but Teresa is determined to have one night of passion first. It’s just sex right? How could it hurt?
It has a demon, that’s a woman and she exudes sexuality. How can you not like this book? The answer is you won't just like it but you'll love it. I especially love how Damien is this complete alpha bad-ass that knows he is being ensnared in Teresa’s web but like Mr. Praying Mantis he figures it might just be worth it anyways. Teresa herself is a fully rounded character. She's used to getting her way but she doesn't get her way with Damien and that makes obtaining him all the more sweet.
This is hot and steamy but plot driven as well, I never felt like the story took a back seat to the sex but instead was balanced by it. It was a tad too fast but this might just be me not wanting to leave these characters so quickly. The visual details and character connection were so well written. This is a highly recommended read for those demon lovers out there.
He strolled toward her, moving slowly like a large cat. It was easy to imagine him as a panther. Dark, deadly, striking when least expected. The fact he was drop-dead gorgeous only enhanced the image. There was no way to stop her traitorous body from responding to his sultry moves. Her pussy was suddenly wet and her tank top felt way too tight. Images of fucking him silly on one of the tables in the bar flitted through her mind.
Instead of walking around behind the bar, he sat at the closest table and put his chin in his hands, still studying her face. “Before I tell you how I know, tell me why you’re hiding.”
She shook her head. “It doesn’t work that way, Damien. I took a chance coming in here tonight, trusting humans. I get to choose how much to reveal and when, not you.”
He stood up so quickly the chair fell backwards. “Who the hell do you think you are? I’ve known demons, Teresa. They don’t take the kind of risks you did tonight. You don’t seem stupid so that only leaves careless.”
His words stung but there was truth in them. She was careless. Had been for as long as she could remember, but it hurt to hear someone say it out loud.
“My customers are loyal to me and they lied tonight for my sake, not yours.” He took
several strides toward her, his dark eyes flashing. “But don’t think for one minute I’m going to let you throw people around my bar every night. Sooner or later those same customers will begin asking questions. And when that happens, I’ll be minus one business and you’ll be back where you belong.”
Men fell at her feet and begged her to stay. They didn’t cross a room, full of righteous indignation, and lecture her. How dare he?
“Who the hell are you to tell me what to do?”
“The person who owns this bar, that’s who. You want to work here, you follow my rules.”
“I make the rules, Damien. I don’t follow them.”
“You’ll follow mine or you can leave right now. The choice is yours.”
He’d reached the other side of the counter now. Lust and anger rolled off him in waves. The combination was intoxicating, but he was only a man. Forcing her breathing to slow down, she weighed her options again. There were only two choices. Play along for now, or find another place to hide. Damien was one of the sexiest men she’d ever met. The fact he wanted her to leave made her more determined to win him over.
Lowering her eyes, she also toned down her voice. “I made a mistake, Damien. It won’t
“You’re damn right it won’t because I want you gone. Tonight.”
As a demon, she’d never met a man she couldn’t persuade to do her bidding. She seduced mortals into signing away their souls using her body and her looks, and no man had ever dismissed her from his life as Damien was doing now. A bar owner in a one-horse town should be no challenge at all for her. What was so different about him? Why was he immune to her charms?
“You don’t mean that.” She held his gaze steady.
He faltered for just a second, breaking eye contact. “Stop that shit, Teresa. I know what you’re trying to do.”
Was that all it would take for him to let her stay, to seduce him? That shouldn’t be a problem. The sudden realization he wasn’t immune to her powers of seduction gave Teresa such a thrill she decided to change tactics. Why argue with him about who made the rules when all she had to do was get him into bed?
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