When engineer Avery is offered a last-minute assignment to the rough and tumble border town of Zapata, Texas, she doesn’t think twice. Instead, she’s thrown in the crossfire between warring drug cartels and soon discovers that her captor, Javier, is more than just a power hungry drug lord. He’s crazy.
As lead attorney for the cartel, it’s Alejandro DeLeon’s job to manage Javier. But this time, Javier’s cruelty reaches epic proportions, and Alejandro finds himself wanting to risk everything to save Avery.
We’re back in the contemporary Japanese romance office world. That’s a mouthful but I’ve really enjoyed this series so far. Rika is falling for her boss but the relationship hasn’t gone public and she hasn’t let the walls around her heart down yet. Just as Rika deals with blind dates and her feelings, a rumor begins at work...…
If you like contemporary office romance, you’re going to love this series!
The author paints the corporate world beautifully and yet, intriguingly. Rika is a woman between a rock and a hard place. She’s falling for Nobuki, her boss, but there is so much that stands in the way of their happiness. Nobuki draws the very edge of being a jerk and sometimes he tips a bit over. He’s so cold at work and so hot between the sheets. Nobuki does thaw out at the end. I’m happy for Rika that she finally got what she wanted in life. His Until Dawn is another fabulous romance in an office setting.
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Rika’s promotion means more time with her boss Nobuki. Dealing with the distant, sexy man is close to torture but then she meets her bosses best friend Julian. She craves them both but who will win her heart?
This is the second book in the series, Kissing The Boss. The first book is amazing and this book is a very close second. I enjoyed the interactions between Rika, Nobuki and Julian. It makes for a hot read and I liked the debate on who she’d decide to stay with at the end of the book. You’ll have to read and find out! The pace is a bit slow at times. Essentially, this is a romance story with a multicultural setting and a lot of sexiness.
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Excerpt of The Handsome Devil by Fionn Jameson
A figure moved just beyond the doors and my pulse quickened. It had to be the cleaning ladies tidying up because they had heard about the personnel change. Yeah, that made sense. Kind of. Chastising myself for being such a scaredy-cat, I threw open the doors with a majestic sweep of my arms. “Good mo...” My voice cracked as I gawked at the man moving purposefully through my office—through my desk, of all places.
He wasn't a cleaning lady.
He wasn’t wearing the blue jumpsuit the cleaning crew wore.
Also, he wasn’t a woman.
However, he was gorgeous.
Smooth, clean features. A jawline sculpted by Bernini himself. Beautiful, large brown eyes, ringed by a thousand lashes. An elegant nose and equally elegant, dusky red lips. He wore a blue button-down shirt, tucked into a pair of light khakis, and I swear, he didn’t have an ounce of fat around his waistline.
My mouth watered.
I stood in the open doorway, gaping at this exquisite being. It was a wonder my jaw didn’t fall off and bounce all the way to the elevators.
He tucked a lock of shoulder-length chocolate brown hair behind one ear, his eyes on me. His lips twisted, giving him a harsh expression. “What the hell are you doing here?” His words were just as shocking as his appearance.
“What ... what ...…” I stammered, hand on my chest in a futile attempt to keep my heart from pounding right out of my body. “I don’t ...”
His eyes narrowed and he put a hand on his lean hips. I wished I wasn’t staring like some gauche country girl seeing skyscrapers for the first time, but the man had the face and the body of a supermodel. He should’ve been in a magazine spread. Why was he here?
I licked my dry lips. "I ...—"
“Are you mentally ill?” he snapped. “Can't you talk straight?”
I flinched at his abrupt tone. His eyes said that he had seen a lot disgusting things and I surpassed them all.
“Didn't your mother teach you not to stare?”
I shook my head and tried to gain some of my aplomb back. “Why are you going through my desk? Who are you?”
He slid the top drawer shut. I refused to feel even the faintest twinge of shame for the cookies and rice cakes stuffed in that particular compartment. Although, when a pack of melon-flavored Doraemon crackers got caught between the drawer and the desk, my soul kind of shriveled.
He pulled the package out and glared at the label. "Aren't you a little old for these?"
"I’ve got to keep up my energy. It's hard working here," I blustered.
"Yes..." he drawled, poking the plastic packaging back through the gap of the drawer so he could work it closed. “I can see that." Gazing at me with those caramel-colored eyes and sensual lips with a cruel twist, he opened the second drawer.
“Get away from my desk,” I said, walking on rubbery legs. “You can’t do that!”
One elegantly winged eyebrow went up. “Private property?” He pulled out a file and rifled through the pages. Meanwhile, I was choking on rage. “Allow me to ask you what you’re doing here so early.”
I blinked. “I ... work here! Put that file down.”
“Oh, do you? And no, I don’t want to put it down, thank you.” His voice was like wet, heavy velvet and a shiver of unadulterated delight ran through my body.
“Put the file down,” I repeated.
He smiled, but it wasn’t friendly. It was the kind of smile the evil witch gave Snow White before she bit into the poisoned apple. “No.”
THE HANDSOME DEVIL is a 20k novella and recommended for those over the age of 18 for graphic sexual content.
Ever wonder what an office job in Japan is like? After reading The Handsome Devil, I want more!
After a disaster at her job that involved an affair, Rika can no longer be the laid back, bookworm. Her boss, Nobuki is an arrogant genius that hikes up the sexual tension when he walks into the room. Will this help Rika keep her job or end it?
Rika is so my type of woman. She wants to read all day, every day and just be happy. I can totally relate. Nobuki is a big jerk toward the beginning. He’s so cold and focused on work which makes a nice contrast to her quiet persona. I love them. As the story develops so does each character and by the end I was rooting for them. This book, setting and characters really intrigued me. I look forward to the next in this series.
The Handsome Devil is a must read!
All the proceeds from this anthology will go to a non-profit, children’s literacy program. That alone is a fantastic reason to buy this book. But you know what really helps? This anthology is a highly recommended read! There are thirteen stories by talented authors in many different genres. Talk about something for everyone. And they all have that winter wonderland feel to them.
Summoning a Dragon by Lori Whyte
Ice Hot by Jayelle Morgan
Music of His Heart by Fionn Jameson
One Night in the Chupacabras Ranch by Ani Gonzales
Orc in Winter by Melisse Aires
Wolf on Holiday by Skye Jones
First Fight by Mima
Glitch by Megan Matthews
Try a Little Tenderness by Christa Maurice
How to Take Revenge on a Disloyal Scot by Amy Quinton
A Change on New Year’s by Lyn Brittan
A Christmas Eve Gift for Elyzabeth by Patty MacFarlane
A Daring Game by Regina Welling and Erin Lynn
Yes, that’s a lot of story and they are all really good to fantastic. My favorite has to be Music of His Heart by Fionn Jameson. It is so sweet and romantic and paranormal goodness. Love is Winter Romance is not only a fantastic read but for a great cause. I highly recommend you buy a copy for a cold winters night!
Waiting For Darkness by Fionn Jameson
Genre: Vampire, Shifter, Witch, Paranormal, Erotica
TBR Reviewer: Brutally Honest
Rating: 3 stars – A Good Read.
Heat: 4 Handcuffs – An Erotic Ride.
Tanith is a dominate female vampire and she just meet her match, a shifter king who’s totally attracted to her, a sexy Irish witch that wants her and a dangerous new hunter roaming her city.
So many good and bad issues with this book. I’m going to try to blend them together so you can get a sense of both because although it had some problems it was still a really well-written book. There’s a unique quote before each chapter. As interesting as they are it really threw me out of the story. I wanted to continue reading but was stopped by quotes and after the third or fourth one, I just skipped them. Too interruptive. Some events/movements were off. Such as Jamison, the witch, being on the couch but then suddenly he’s grabbing her arm. Did he float there? Stretch his arm muscles so he could reach that many feet across? That happened with a few scenes. Disjointed just fits the book perfectly.
I really liked Tanith at the beginning. Bad ass vampire, doesn’t take shit, what’s not to like? However, her personality kept doing a flip. At the beginning she was a badass but a chapter or two later she tells us both shifters and witches are stronger. Then she gets overpowered by the shifter king and later by Jamison, so what happened to being a badass? Tanith also is dominated by Jamison so quickly, like she’s the submissive. A total personality change. This sex was smoking hot but the characters were disjointed. Almost as if the author wrote a chapter, waited a few weeks then wrote the next chapter just from memory of the first chapter.
Despite the issues with this story, the author is very talented. There was NO head hopping, the pace was perfect and the romance wonderful. This book is a solid three stars, I’d even bump it up to a three and a half if I could. She is a good writer. This book is just, well, disjointed. (I know I used that word about three times but it just fits. )
I’ve read a book from her pervious and enjoyed it so keep a look out for more from this author.
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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