Emma is a witch and she’s been hired to bring a corpse back (make him a zombie) long enough to answer a couple of questions from his brother. After that, the zombie (Peter) is supposed to go right back to sleep (death). Unfortunately, not only does Peter not initially realize he’s a zombie, but he manages to escape the protective spell that Emma put up to contain him. She is forced to turn to Garret, her ex and a death-spell expert (necromancer), to get some help in retaking control of the zombie so she can put him back to rest.
This was a quick read and really easy on the senses. Emma is a spunky character who unfortunately got pulled into the zombie-raising by a man up to no good. Garret was willing to do what was necessary and didn’t hold any grudges for the relationship having previously failed. When Emma called for help, he leaped to it. There was a nice interplay and potential sequel bait in the love/not-love relationship between Garret and his brother. I’d love to know what the brother did to have to avoid police attention, given he seems to be a white witch/healer type.
This book didn’t push any boundaries, and in the case of Peter and his widow, it was a lovely testament to eternal love and how powerful wedding vows can be in a world where magic exists. I would happily read other books by Ms. Rosewarne and am very grateful to her for sending this one to review.
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Sonia's dream job is to coordinate and plan social events. When she is given the opportunity to plan a big dinner for her boss and the company shareholders, she sees her chance to show her talents. The dinner is to be held at a restaurant owned by the charming and attractive Tony, who goes out of his way to make Sonia feel special when they are working together. A crisis on the evening of the big dinner forces Sonia and Tony to work together to save the evening and they both realize that they make a great team both in and out of the kitchen.
This was a perfect little pick me up, short story. The author does a great job with creating characters that are not overly complex , but still makes the reader feel like they know and are interested in the characters. The story is well balanced without any loose ends when finished and I love the interactions and intimate scenes between Sonia and Tony. This was one of those rare short stories that leaves you as satisfied as a full length novel.
I have to start off by saying Knots left me conflicted. From the BDSM side of things I think it’s a very accurate depiction of a Dom/Sub relationship. It walks you through a woman experiencing the lifestyle for the first time, beautifully. In that aspect, Jeanie was well written. I could truly feel her growth, confusion about her desires, and relief when she found the place to belong she’d been searching for all along. I wanted to like her, but I could never fully get over the impression I got when we first meet her at her husband’s funeral. There was a cold, irrational, almost unstable quality about her she continued to carry throughout the book. It didn’t sit right with me, and I wanted to drag her to counseling. While I really saw the growth in her sexual lifestyle I craved a deeper understanding, and a look under the surface at the twenty-seven year old woman.
Mark , her deceased husband’s best friend’s obsession with , Jeanie was hard to accept at times. The longing over the years and falling in love from a distance was a bit hard to swallow and made me squirm. Her husband was barley in the ground and he pounced. I think for me, that delivered a blow I couldn’t get over. The intimacy between them is hot and not for the faint of heart. They explore many types of play, and the growing pains that come with being new to the lifestyle. Though I believe it’s always handled with great care, and responsibility.
This is a very intriguing story with a heat factor off the rector scales, and unique pops of culture, and personal obstacles. I’d recommend it for someone looking to step outside of the box but if you’re looking for a high romance and sweetness factor you may want to pass.
Laura is willingly auctioning herself in a BDSM club to have some wild, kinky sex. However, her ‘buyer’ is a man from her past who broke her heart.
I’m trying to find the words to explain how much I loved this book. The plot wasn’t new but it was so well done. The characters were so wonderful. I couldn’t stop reading. I wanted to know more about Laura’s past and longed to see how Slade could help heal her. The only think keeping this for 5 stars with the jumpiness. One scene had several point of view changes and it made the read jumpy. Other than that this story was stunning. The BDSM was beautifully done. And talk about sexy, smoking hot, amazingly stimulating. I’m not sure if I need a cold shower or a few hours alone. Damn!
If you’re looking for BDSM with a heart read Auctioned by the Honorable Dom!
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This story is part of the Evernight publishing Romance on the Go series. Xavier is a bobcat shifter brought up in a wolf pack, virginal, and lusting after the future alpha. Arsen is cocky, engaged in an arranged relationship with a female wolf from another pack, and one night decides to act on his own interest in Xav. Of course, the first time they kiss they both realize that they are mates, and what follows is a lot of rough sex between two dominant male animals interspersed with some interference by the erstwhile fiancee.
The characters do not have a lot of space to develop, and even though the author tried to show how Xav was submissive to Arsen somewhat, I really did not see it. For a quick, sexy paranormal read, this does fit the bill. However, do not expect to walk away from the read dying to know more about them or hoping for a longer story. There just is not enough there to be invested in.
The third book in Charlie Richards' Highland Dragons series starts not long after the last. Thom McDoffrey, one of Chieftain Goth's mercenaries, is offered a chance at a treasure by the strange warrior that bested him earlier. After deciding to take Kaiser up on his offer, Thom discovers that he himself is the treasure that Kaiser mentioned and that the valley to which Kaiser brings him is populated by dragons and their human asdas (humans that can bond with dragons). Although his first instinct is to run, once Thom takes the opportunity to get to know Elder Glarzy, he quickly decides that he wants to bond. Once more, though, outside forces descend upon Karstelle Valley and threaten the way of life for human and dragon alike.
I enjoy Ms. Richards' writing and this series is no exception. She manages to make each book unique while still fulfilling the romantic expectations. Each of her male highlanders comes from different circumstances and brings something unique to the valley, while each dragon has his own unique characteristics as well. This particular story has some suspense-filled moments in it, but they are not major and the overall tone is light-hearted. Although Thom's past is painful, his personal character has risen above it and he seems to be a well-rounded person despite it. I liked the way both main characters decided to take the risk and bond right away, not playing games with each other in any way. I think you could read this book even without having read the rest of the series, but some of the background information might be nice to have from the first two books.
This book is the first in a trilogy to follow the trilogy "The Year of Hearts" by the same author and you really need to have read the first trilogy to understand the setting and some of the 'rules' to this world. The vampires and other races have a symbiotic-type of relationship that often is involved in their relationships: vampires know at first taste who their fated mates is. In some cases, it sets up difficult expectations. Hatori is a half-lycan struggling with chronic pain and a craving for vampire blood, searching for a cure to his condition. He seeks out the lycans near a friend's home, staying with a vampire lord. However, the information they give him is less than helpful, but soon he finds that he may be in the area for a very different reason than he thought.
This book had quite a bit of angst in it for both of the main characters. For a time, it seemed that they were never going to get it together and be on the same page to make their relationship work, but the ending was quite good. I also enjoyed the secondary characters, especially Lord Kyo's half-brother and the set-up in the epilogue for his story. If you enjoy paranormal worlds and 'fated mates' where work is still required to make the relationships happen, these are definitely books for you.
Am I seeing Double is an interesting look into the male perspective on fantasy and erotica. Roland is a bestselling author with a not so average lifestyle. In an open relationship with twins, he gets enough action to make him seem like a rock star. No seriously, two different women in two days… see I’m not exaggerating. Painting in the lines of an author’s life, Mr. Singleton teaches us something new while steaming up the pages with a touch of romantic flare. Roland intended to see if he made the right choices with his current relationship while visiting an ex, but ends up discovering more than he bargained for.
While I enjoyed seeing the story told from the male perspective, this was a plot that never fully developed and at the end of the book I felt like I had come in at the middle of the story without any plot closure.
Bronwyn is a curvy woman whose taking classes for lifeguard duty. There she meets to sexy men who sweep her off her feet.
I’m torn on this book. On one hand, this author has a great writing style. However, with such a short story, the romance was very rushed and it could have used another edit. After much thought, I’m going with three stars for this story. It was a good read if you want something quick and hot but it’s very two dimensional in terms of plot and characters.
This would be great to read if you were on a train or taxi ride or even carpool. As long as you don’t blush as the really hot sex scene. I liked Summer Job, Summer Love and I would certainly check out more from this author.
Just read that blurb, I had to get this book. Rylan is an assassin who is on a job when he meets two sexy men that he can’t resist. Then he find out he’s here to kill the father of the man he’s falling in love with.
This was fabulous! Rylan is trying to find the best way to assassinated a horrible man when he meets Loxy and Gold. I think I fell for Gold a little bit more than Loxy. Only because Gold has such a great back story and he was so sweet. I was routing for him. Loxy was a great addition to the story, he had a few secrets that I wasn’t expecting. Rylan was by far, my favorite character. He was complicated, it wasn’t just about killing people. He killed for a good reason, to help out those in this universe that needed assistance. The world building was amazing! Suits that have sticky fingers to climb walls and ships with artificial intelligence. Then there’s the masturbation machine. Yup, a freaking cool idea that was sexy as hell when the guys got to play with it. The sex was perfect. Sometimes sex can get stale in a book but this author always gives each scene a different twist. It was never hard to follow since there were three men and it wasn't too much sex like some of these shorter books. All around wonderfully paced. I really can’t say enough good about this book. I really loved it.
James Cox is quickly becoming a favorite author of mine. Give some of his books a read!
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