Monster or hero?
My name is Larkspur and I was born in the Colony, a labyrinth of tunnels and caves miles beneath the surface designed for prisoners. Being born among the criminals isn't an easy childhood. But I have a secret, my nails turn into sharp claws. I learned early how to fight dirty, hide well and never trust. All too soon, our world changes. Something happens to the prospering world above. The criminals desiring freedom and revenge push toward the surface. Me among them.
Humanity needs a hero, now more than ever, but all they get is me, a monster from the darkness.
Clarin is helping Bethany get her sister back. That’s the simple plot. The complicated plot is that this is in the future with spaceships, domination and illegal slaves. Wow! Clarin has to teach Bethany to be a submissive to fit in with the illegal slaves so that they can save her sister. However, as the training progresses Bethany and Clarin start to fall in love.
This story was fantastic! I loved the world building, it was so wonderful. I felt like I was on the spaceship. There was this cool whip that would not leave a mark on a person but still cause a sting. Since it’s a domination/submission, I was confused when Bethany was calling Clarin master. Shouldn’t it be mistress? Later on, that is explained. The characters had a lot of layers which I enjoyed peeling back. There was action, hot lesbian sex and all of it in the darkness of space.
Breaking Bethany is a wonderful BDSM romance in a sci fi setting, a must read!
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Adella is on the run for killing her boyfriend. She’s not innocent either. Sally is her best friend and helps her run from the planet with her spaceship. Together they flee and find something in each other nether has seen before.
I really loved this story. It’s a short read but there’s a lot of story and really hot f/f action. And it's so romantic! I love how focused Adella is on boyfriends that she doesn’t see Sally as a potential lover. Then sally takes matters into her own hands all while there’s a spaceship chase going on. It’s really entertaining! I read this in one sitting and wanted more of this world, of this author. The details were beautiful and sensual.
Addicted to Adella is an outer space romance not to be missed!
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Title: Fairy Prey
Author: Anna Keraleigh
Genre: Fantasy, Fairy, Erotic, BDSM
TBR Reviewer: Bella Star
Rating: 5 Stars - A must Read.
Heat: 5 - Orgasmic.
Fairy Prey continues the fairy series by Anna Keraleigh. This was a wild ride into a fantasy world that is so well portrayed. The world building is fabulous. I could really see this beautiful kingdom
with sexy men that can fly. I haven’t read the other books in the series but I plan too after this. I didn’t have any trouble keeping up with the series either.
Whisper is this bad ass fairy that knows Morrigan is his mate but they each have issues. He’s a dominant and was tortured by the trolls in these violent games as a child. Morrigan is a bad ass herself and is afraid to give in to these submissive feelings she’s having for Whisper. They’re battling the lust between them and these creatures called trolls that are constantly attacking the kingdom. Then there’s this freaky creature that can change into man or woman and tries to lure people to their death. There’s also these gladiator games they’re forced to fight in. This book really wowed me. Also add in these hot sex scenes and I will never look at candles the same way again. Wax play has a completely new meaning!
Fairy Prey was an adventure that is a must read. Now I’m off to find the other books in this fairy series.
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Menage a fairy by Anna Keraleigh
Genre: F/F/M, F/F, fantasy, erotica
TBR Reviewer: Brutally Honest
Rating: 5 Stars – A Must Read.
Heat: 4 – An Erotic Ride.
This is a continuation of the fairy series by Anna Keraleigh. This is all about a fairy man, Wick, and a lesbian, Jayn, going after the same woman, Annalise. There’s also a major war about to begin with the nasty trolls.
The book was fabulous. I couldn’t put it down. From the hot sex to the explosive ending that had me on the edge of my seat. Yes, I got all misty eyed when a particular character died. He shall be missed! However, I liked that the author took a chance by killing off a beloved character. It made the story seem more real, more emotionally challenging rather than an average happy ending (Which there is for the three characters this story is about.) Does this mean Valen will be coming back into the mix? That man was hot! What about the baby princess? What about the prophecy from the first book? So many question I have and I'm really excited to see how they get answered in the next book. The ending was so damn good! I really enjoyed this series. It has a lot of plot mixed with a hot sexy threesome. There is f/f action so if you’re not into that I suggest you skip those parts. Don’t miss this book though, really fabulous read. I liked the world building or destroying (hint, hint) and I’ve come to enjoy the relationship, as crazy as it is, between the fairy, the lesbian and Annalise. Very hot.
Menage a Fairy is a wild, hot adventure with fairies, nakedness and explosion’s to keep you on the edge of your seat!
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Fairy Unbroken by Anna Keraleigh
Genre: Fantasy, erotic
TBR Reviewer: Brutally Honest
Rating: 5 stars – A Must Read.
Heat: 5 handcuffs – Orgasmic.
This is the third book in the fairy series. Keyn was abused as a child and learned to close his heart to others, which is easy to do when you’re a fairy. The problem is that he has already found his mate he just doesn’t want to claim her. Meanwhile, there are trolls attacking the fairies in attempt to destroy them.
I felt so bad for Keyn. The nightmare and the memories of his abuse was hard to read without tearing up. I really wanted him to find his happy ending. Trillian is having her own issues with a sick brother. Together they’re the world’s worst couple but it made for great entertainment. Trillian was really great. I liked her attitude and then her vulnerability when her brother gets worse. The push and pull between the two is fantastic. The sex was freaking fabulous! The author does not skimp on details so prepare for some serious heat.
Fairy Unbroken is a wonderful tale of two people meant to be together but refusing to go down without a
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Contemporary, erotica - novella
TBR Reviewer: Brutally Honest
Jade is an unhappily married woman.
Ryan is a sexy Private Investigator who loves her.
He brings her secret fantasies to life, ice cream covered flesh, dominance, handcuffs and the ultimate desire of another woman. However, their wild sexcapade ends when Jade’s husband returns and their oasis returns to a desert. Can they survive apart now that they’ve tasted true love?
These lovers have a one-week affair that will change their lives forever.
Warning: Does contain adultery.
Read the warning first, yes to adultery. So, if you're against that, even though Jade's husband is a bastard, don't read this. That said, what a freaking hot novella!
This starts off smoking hot and by the end, it’s flames on the pages. Jade is a great character. She’s just looking for someone to love her for who she is. Ryan is completely, madly in love and has the task of making her realize just how perfect they are together. There only problem, her crappy husband that treats her so bad. Will they find a happily ever after?
This is similar to eight short stories rolled into a novella. I really enjoyed this. Each ‘chapter’ had a new sexual adventure for Ryan and Jade while bringing them closer together emotionally. I would have liked a little more on their background but as is, this was so freaking entertaining. That car adventure nearly knocked me out of my chair and then there's the beach which had me blushing. The ending is a funny twist and I won't tell you if it's happy or not but I will say it glows in the dark.
I highly recommend Seven Days in Jade; this is a sexy treat for all your senses.
Paranormal, Erotica, Anthology - Novel
TBR reviewer: Luta Wolf
No matter what your fantasy, these sinfully naughty tales are certain to keep you reading
late into the night...
Midnight Seduction is an exclusive collection of erotically charged stories by thirteen talented authors. From dark angels and vampires, to ghosts and kelpies, this anthology is sure to please paranormal romance lovers everywhere. Fulfill your wanton desires and escape into a world where anything is possible.
The creatures that live in the night come out to play but instead of terrifying, their out to seduce. What do you do when a nightmare become fantasy? Thirteen tales sure to give you the shivers but is it out of fear or passion?
Going Berserk by Alexandra O'Hurley
A berserker has waited a long time to find his mate but he has to save her from his enemies before he can have her. As if that isn’t enough, he has to some how convince his human mate that she isn’t going crazy. I loved the plot, when do you ever read about a berserker outside of Norwegian legend that is? Add to the fact that the characters were really in-depth despite this being a short story. The author completely get’s across to you, Jakob’s need for solace and Kara’s compassion and heart. I did feel that the story ended rather abrupt, I waited for the To Be Continued sign but it never came. That aside it was a wickedly, fun read.
Bad Things by Luxie Ryder
What’s a girl to do when she finds herself stranded alone at a Halloween party surrounded by vampires. Find the sexiest vampire and have him protect her of course! I can’t express how much I love Keisha. She’s feisty, a scaredy cat, and just plan fun. She the type of girl you meet and know your going to be instant friends with. Tobias is just plain sex on a stick with a chivalrous alpha attitude. This was a fun read that had me fanning my face and not all of that
was because I was laughing.
The Yearning by Emma Shortt
When you go looking for a vampire on Hollow’s Eve, you might not get what you were expecting but instead you might find yourself in the arms of the wrong monster. This vampire isn’t as gentle as the last one and Sarah quickly realizes that she just might not survive to see another Halloween. The plot was interesting, full of details, and the heat factor was really
hot. I got Sarah, I got why she did something incredibly stupid. I loved how protective Anton is even when it comes to himself. What I didn’t understand was the pull that they had for each other. It’s a small thing that really didn’t take away from the story but left me with some questions. All together I enjoyed this story especially as it stepped away from the normal vampire romance plot.
Trixie's Treats by Kelly Yeakle. Be Warned: f/f interaction
What’s a witch to do when she’s lonely. Cook up a spell of course! But things don’t go as expected when Trixie put’s the spell on the wrong person. Is it a mistake or fate? I really enjoyed the start of the story, it was fun and easy with tons of details. I didn’t necessarily like Trixie at the beginning between her narcissism and selfishness, however I found some redeeming qualities by the end and she was just so in-depth that you completely got her. Trent was a mess of contradictions but he was the underdog you can’t help rooting for. This was really a good story except for one thing, the use of the word Wicca. If the author had just stuck to the word witch than I could have easily just enjoyed the fantasy but as soon as the word Wicca was brought in, I became insulted. Wicca has a strict set of codes that Wiccans adhere to. While there are spells, there isn’t any as described in this story, that still could have been easily overlook. However, what I couldn’t overlook was the disrespect towards a Wiccans belief in threefold. It is essential to the Wicca’s belief as the bible to a Christian. Personally I found the use of this religion in the story without knowledge of the religion rather offensive.
Ghost of a Chance by Carolyn Rosewood
Tess’s aunt has died and left her house to all of them. Tess heads to the house on Halloween to find out once and for all if the house is haunted. If the man in the painting that’s haunted her fantasies for years is more than just her imagination. When Jack shows up, Tess isn’t sure she is as brave as she once thought. The plot is captivating with intricate details of family, betrayal, and spells. I also really enjoyed the characters. Jack is a charming rouge who must redeem himself in order to ever know happiness again. You love him all the more for his imperfections. Tess is a normal girl that longs for the normal life but none of the men she finds can ever hold a candle to the fantasies that have always haunted her, you can easily feel her longing. There was just so much in this story that I was really surprised by the rather choppy ending. Despite the ending, this was an awesome read and I look forward to reading more from this author.
Shadows of Desire by Pepper Anthony
Roderick writes horror but it doesn’t mean he believes in it. When Philippa comes to investigate the haunted house she finds the home owner to be a complete non-believer. However the disbelief quickly changes to belief as the house picks up activity. What could the ghosts be up to by trapping them in the house? I loved Philippa’s character, who has this amazing ability to always look on the bright side. She’s full of spit but it’s well hidden behind the cheerfulness. Roderick starts of full of staunch and all grumpy, he just wants to write his book and be left alone. However, this quickly wanes in the face of Philippa’s charm. While he isn’t instantly smitten, thanks to the ghosts it’s not long before he is ensnared. Besides being an interesting read chalked full of details, it’s also hot. The steam literally rises off the pages. The only thing I hated about the story was that it ended, it was just that good.
Midnight Masquerade by D. F. Krieger
Anya longs for something but it’s just out of her reach despite being a witch. She doesn’t know what it is that’s she is longing for until the masquerade ball. There she meets him, Master. Can she let go over her fear, have faith and embrace her fate. I’m still shivering from this story and it isn’t out of fear. It speaks to all of us who can’t help but believe in fate but are tempered by logic. When do you take a chance instead of treading carefully? Master is domineering without being brutish, there are slight traces of vulnerability that made the story all the more sweeter. Anya is vulnerable and submissive but we find out quickly that doesn’t mean cowardly. Everything about this story was intriguing. I highly recommend to those that like mystery with their paranormal.
Kissing Darkness by Fionn Jameson
What happens when the hunter becomes the hunted and it wasn’t even intentional. Willa has hunted incubuses, they’re ways might be seductive but they are still evil monsters that feed off humans. That’s what she has always believed until she meets Pax. Now she must decide if she really believes all incubus are alike and if so, Pax dies. Willa is a wounded soul and doesn’t really know it. Lonely, jaded, vulnerable, and a complete hard ass. Pax is the opposite of Willa, laid back with a take everything in stride philosophy. The story moved so quickly that if you blinked, you’d miss it. However rather than take away from the story the author played it to her advantage and had me on the edge of my seat with excitement. I really didn’t know whether Pax would live or die. I would have loved for this to be longer but since it wasn’t, I’m really hoping we haven’t heard the end of these characters. I can’t wait to read more.
Crimson Sin by London Saint James
Grace walks this world and the other side. She lives between the two worlds never really feeling complete in either one. The only time she feels complete is in her demon lover’s arms. Many seek to tear them apart. Is there any way for them to survive intact and together? The plot is unique and captivating. It’s darkly disturbing going against what we’ve been taught to believe but that only makes it all the more intriguing. Grace uses her gifts for good, to console the grieving or to find the missing but despite her compassionate loving heart she can’t turn away from her lover, a fallen angel. He is far from good, he is a demon whose turned from God, but his utter devotion and love for Grace makes for a huge redeeming quality to his character. The ending though left me utterly confused and baffled. I re-read
several times but still couldn’t come to a conclusion as to what happened to them.
Soul Reaver by Kastil Eavenshade Be Warned: involves non-consensual sex
Maurizio has no choice but to collect souls for Satan. He doesn’t like it but there is no other alternative for him unless he wants to die. Amanda is the first time that he has touched a soul so pure and it resonates with him but Amanda has secrets of her own that may mean the end of Maurizio. Is there anyway for him to escape from Satan to live a life of his own, with Amanda. Maurizio pulled at my heart strings and continued to do so through out the book. The author did an amazing job of painting a picture of this wounded soul that balanced between good and evil so precariously. I wanted so badly for him to have a happy ending. However his happy ending came at the price of me not liking Amanda. Despite this though, I really enjoyed the story and will read it again because I loved Maurizio that much.
Deal With the Devil by Anna Keraleigh Be Warned: anal sex
Eryn traded her soul to the devil for revenge on her husband that killed her. Now she haunts the graveyard that she died in, with a kiss she steals souls. When Quinn comes along, he is so unlike any man she has ever met and she begins to re-evaluate what she always believed of them but how can a ghost/demon and a human man have a life together. There are so many things that I loved about this story. The characters are anything but perfect and quite frankly, Eryn would be easy to dislike if you didn’t completely understand how she got to where she was. That is good writing when you can’t help but love a character despite themselves. The plot was a combination of dark and fun. The story ended on a bit of a mystery but it’s written really well in that you don’t feel that your missing anything. I simply felt that the author left some mystery and magic for the readers imagination. My only complaint is the anal sex, it just wasn’t accurate. However this is a small complaint really because I absolutely loved this story!
Last Call for Love by Lila Shaw
Penn has loved Joe for two years but there is no chance of them being together. She sold her soul centuries ago to never die and now she is an incubus. Her master is a jealous demon that will never allow her victims to remember that she existed. She can’t let that happen with Joe so instead she must resist. Penn is a catty incubus who doesn’t really like other women but you quickly learn that this is more to do with her not liking herself. Despite or more
because of being an incubus she is not only jaded but withered with no self-esteem. Seeing her blossom with Joe was beautiful. The ending completely took me by surprise though, in a good way. Which I loved because it so rarely happens. The was a sweet, enjoyable read.
Salem by Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
Amelia knows the instant that she sees him that he will mean something to her. That he will change her life. She just isn’t sure if this life altering connection will be good or bad. She begins to start remembering her past life with him but it’s not fast enough to know if she can trust him in this life. The author packed what amounts to a book into a short story. I still don’t know how she managed to make it seem so long. It felt as though it walked right
off the pages and began to play as though a movie. I became entranced in the world that she created and could easily feel Amelia’s frustration as she waited but she didn’t know what she waited for. I fell in love with Nat right along with Amelia, He is such a contradiction, he exudes large amounts of confidence and yet with Amelia he is heartbreakingly eager. I don’t have one complaint, this was a joy to read.
Excerpt of Deal With The Devil by Anna Keraleigh
Then I died.
My body did. My soul, that was lost. Handed over to the devil. And if that had been the end of Ms. Eryn Derdrum, then I would’ve considered it a righteous conclusion. But the devil is as sly as the stories say.
“You are hereby bound to this cemetery.” He spoke but his lips didn’t move. “You’ll find me more souls. With one kiss, they’ll be doomed to the same fate as you.” He bent at the waist. A redskinned hand with long sharp claws pressed against the gaping wound in my chest. “You’ll give me one thousand souls to earn your freedom.”
“You bastard.” I tried to express my anger but the words were barely a whisper.
“On All Hallows Eve you may revert back to your human form. One day a year, you can roam free, Ms. Derdrum. Until then, you are mine.” The devil laughed and it wasn’t an evil laugh. It was more like a snort, a rumble of sound like distant thunder.
I felt the life returning. My body began to convulse, his words rolled around my mind, and then I jerked off my feet. Color drained from my body, and the white gown I’d loved since
childhood knitted together.
This was the first night of many. My own personal nightmare because of my deal with the devil.
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