Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Michelle Houston, All Alone In The Night


Title: All Alone in the Night


Author: Michelle Houston


Rating: Four Siren Stones



Genre: Science Fiction


Sub-Genre: Erotica


Keywords: Ménage , GLBT, BDSM, Futuristic

Page Count: 26 pages


ISBN E-Book: 978-1-60659-958-7


Publisher: Phaze Books


Buy-Link (If available): http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/17845

Reviewer: Stacey Krug


Blurb/Summary:

Riana had almost given up hope of ever finding her lost comrades,
and friends, when the Earth-Space Initiative finally decided to send her
on a fact finding mission, almost two years after Braden and Davin had
gone missing. They figured it was finally safe.

They figured wrong.

Now Riana is stuck on a strange planet, lucky to be alive after being
sucked into a wormhole. And she wasn’t the only one stranded there; she
had found the missing pilots. With no way home, and only themselves to
answer to, they had plans for her; plans several years in the making.


Review:

All Alone In The Night is set in the future, where space travel is a common practice.

Riana goes through great efforts to mount a search party for her two best friends, Davin and Braden. When she finds them, they have been alone together on a deserted planet for two years.

Riana struggles with the attraction that she feels for both of them. But Braden and Davin make it easy for her, since they both are in love with her and have been for years.

This futuristic story turns into a hot, erotic adventure. The chemistry between the characters is wonderful. The alpha male, Braden, is tempered by the loving male, Davin. The dynamics make for an interesting ménage a trio with a little BDSM thrown into the mix.

It’s a great short story and the author does a nice job of drawing the reader into her world. Based on this story, I would seek others written by Michelle Houston!

Nadia Aidan, Invitation To Decadence


Title: Invitation to Decadence

Author: Nadia Aidan

Rating: Four Siren Stones



Genre: Romance


Sub-Genre:BDSM


Length: Novella


ISBN E-Book: 9781419927409

Publisher: Ellora's Cave

Buy-Link (If available): http://www.jasminejade.com/ps-8394-138-invitation-to-decadence.aspx

Reviewer: Stacey Krug


Blurb/Summary:

Trent and Nia Connelly have been married for nearly a year and already their marriage is falling apart. Trent finally files for divorce when his wife continually pushes him away, denying them both what they need sexually.

Nia discovers too late what her fears and deceptions have wrought and now must fight to prove to Trent that they still have a marriage worth saving. When she offers herself, body and soul, as the obedient submissive he’s always desired, Trent is forced to reevaluate everything he knows about himself, his wife and their entire marriage.


Reader Advisory: This book contains a steamy scene where the hero shares his wife with his best mate—lucky girl!


Review:

Invitation to Decadence is a great story about a couple that has grown apart in their marriage due to sexual differences.

Trent is ready to end the relationship, even though he is still in love with his wife. All the while, Nia struggles with her control issues and refuses to give up on their marriage. It comes down to whether both of them can admit they played a part in the problems, and learning how to trust one another again.

The journey that Trent and Nia undertake brings out their tangible sexual chemistry. Nia wants to prove to Trent that she can be all that he needs and goes to great lengths, by pushing beyond her comfort zone.

As the reader, you easily feel Nia’s heartbreak and Trent’s frustration with the situation. Nadia Aidan has brought her characters to life in this story. I loved the ending because of the realism.

Based on this story, I would read other creations by Nadia Aidan.

Megan Ziese, Role Play


Title: Role Play


Author: Megan Ziese


Rating: Four Siren Stones



Genre: Erotica

Sub-Genre: Contemporary

Length: Short Story

Publisher: New Concepts Publishing

Reviewer: Stacey Krug

Blurb/Summary:

What started as an innocent sex game turned into a wild night of swinging.

It was a special anniversary and Claire had made sure it was going to be memorable. Only, something went terribly wrong. They weren't supposed to get arrested! The only solution to the situation? Sleep their way out of it. Cops accepted sex bribes, didn't they? At least when they were off the camera, they probably did, and the cabin Claire was being driven to by officer Riley was well beyond site of cameras and civilization. What would happen in that cabin would change four lives forever.

Rating:
Carnal, voyeurism, exhibitionism, foreplay, sloppy seconds and thirds, mild bdsm, spanking, swinging, multiple partners, menage-m/f/m. Absolutely no male on male action.

Review:

Role Play is a great erotic story. It starts out extremely hot and heavy, not letting up the whole time. Even though it is a short story, there are a couple twists to it. There is also a thread of BDSM that plays well into the plot.

The author, Megan Ziese, makes the reader want to take the journey with the characters. Claire, Dylan, Riley, and Audrey are all likable and just a little bit cheeky at times.

Steamy sex scenes make this a page turner and a fun read. If you are looking for a short, steamy read then this is it!

R. S. Natanevin, Fire Underneath The Ice


Title: Fire Underneath the Ice


Author: R.S. Natanevin


Rating: Three And A Half Siren Stones



Genre: Contemporary Romance

Word Count: 31,9058

Page Count for E-book: 93

ISBN E-Book: 978-0-9845078-4-9

ISBN For Print: 978-0-9845078-5-6

Publisher: Rogue Phoenix Press

Buy-Link: http://www.roguephoenixpress.com/

Reviewer: Stacey Krug

Tagline:


Revenge is supposed to be sweet, but when Michael Hamming decides to take it out on the daughter of his nemesis, the sweetness is not what he expected

Blurb/Summary:

The paths of Michael Hamming, poor boy turned rich, and Karyn McDonnell, heiress turned penniless, cross during the 2008 financial crisis. Michael decides to get revenge for that old grudge he has against Karyn?s late father. Karyn is in need, alone and defenseless. In total coolness, he offers to take care of her financial problems if she becomes his girlfriend. Karyn, who always liked Michael, accepts.

Karyn's beauty and kind heart, however, conquer him, to the point that when Karyn is kidnapped, Michael takes chase, first aboard a speedboat, then riding a motorcycle to follow the clues left by the kidnappers and set her free.

As the events of October 2008 plunge the stock market into a record minimum, it is now Michael who gets in financial troubles and Karyn who goes to his rescue, trying to hide her good deed.


Review:

Fire Underneath Ice is a good story of a woman who feels abandoned by her loved ones through their deaths.

Karyn never really learned to take care of herself, and now she faces hardships that she’s ill equipped to handle. Exhausting her options, she uses her body to help pay her way and make herself feel safe again. Through the “deal” she makes with Michael, she is able to gain her financial footing again.

What neither of them expects is that they will fall in love with each other. It was not the usual romantic relationship progression. Between Michael’s need for revenge and Karyn’s abduction, we are lead on an adventure. Throughout the story, hints of their past lives surface so that we get a glimpse of what has moulded them into the people they are today.

The story has a few twists and turns that keeps the plot moving along nicely.

Tabitha Shay, Witch's Moon; Book Three of the Winslow Witches of Salem


Title: Witch’s Moon


Author Name: Tabitha Shay

Rating: Four Siren Stones



Genre: Romance


Sub-Genre: Paranormal

Keywords: Witches, Familiars

Page Count: 244


ISBN E-Book: 978-1-897559-58-1


ISBN For Print: 978-1-897559-66-6


Publisher: Eternal Press

Buy-Link :
http://www.eternalpress.biz/book.php?isbn=9781897559581

Reviewer: Kristin


Tagline:


A magical world teetering on the edge of destruction

Blurb/Summary:


Captain Koran T knows he's in serious trouble when the King of Ru-Noc orders him to kidnap Princess Kali. He's no different than any other male of his species at mating time so the urge to breed Kali is strong. But Koran T has a dark secret of his own, one that could have him banished from the coven.


Fall under the spell of a Witch's Moon--when dark forces gather to threaten the very existence of Ru-Noc--where Princess Kali and Captain Koran cross swords in a fierce battle only a witch can win!

Review:

Tabitha Shay delivers another brilliant fantasy with Witch's Moon!

The long-standing lust/hate relationship between Princess Kali and Captain Koran is enough to keep any reader on the verge of exploding with anticipation each time they are together.

The way that this extremely headstrong witch deals with her incredibly alpha male and his responses, gives the reader plenty of laugh-out-loud opportunities as well as reason to yell “What are you thinking!” aloud while reading. Their sexual tension alone delivers enough steamy conflict to keep the reader engaged, but mix that with the turmoil brewing in Ru-Noc, as well as the hidden identities Captain Koran T holds secret, but the true identity of the Princess, and you have a book difficult to put down.

Darkness, death, and sadness are powerful forces will pull at the reader throughout the book ; but, as in her previous instalments, the familiars (futhars) and banter between the characters provide balance with their comedic dialogue.

Witch's Moon is thoroughly entertaining. I cannot recommend it as a stand-alone, however, because of its abrupt ending and deeply planted storyline. Readers, be warned, you will want to have Book Four in your possession before you read the end of Witch's Moon, because you will be so enthralled in the tale that you will not want to stop reading.

Thorough editing. Professional layout.

Rhonda Lee Carver, Diamond In A Rose



Title: Diamond In a Rose


Author: Rhonda Lee Carver

Rating: Four Siren Stones




Genre: Romance

Sub-Genre: Suspense

Keywords: Crimson Rosebud

Page Count: 225

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Buy-Link: http://www.thewildrosepress.com/diamond-in-a-rose-p-4080.html

Reviewer: Nikki


Blurb/Summary:

Rose Donahue wants a peaceful life, but tranquility is the last thing she’ll get when the sexy, powerful Detective Clay Walker crashes into her life—literally. Clay holds secrets to her past and it will throw them into a whirlwind of betrayal and intrigue. Chasing after a murderer and a precious blue diamond worth millions, they find themselves encased in more than just a criminal case. They find danger in the form of passion. Will Clay cross the line from protector to lover? Will Rose deny herself the delicious magnetism that draws her to Clay? Love will shine as brilliantly as a fine cut jewel.

Review:

The book began with a bang; the action, lies, and secrets are non stop from there on.

The dialog was both humorous and emotional. The sexual tension began almost instantly, and only grew more intense as you read along. The cover was quite intriguing and eye-catching.

I was not expecting the ending, but left satisfied. This was a very pleasurable, fast paced read. The kind of book you don't want to read alone late at night.

If you are looking for a great romantic suspense read? Pick up A Diamond In a Rose. You may just enjoy it- I know that I did.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tabitha Shay, Witch's Heart; Book Two of the Winslow Witches of Salem


Title: Witch’s Heart; Book Two of the Winslow Witches of Salem


Author: Tabitha Shay

Rating: Four Siren Stones


Genre: Romance

Sub-Genre: Paranormal

Keywords: Witches, Familiars

Page Count: 220 Pages

ISBN E-Book: 978-0-9804739-8-8

ISBN For Print: 978-1-897559-41-3

Publisher: Eternal Press

Buy-Link (If available): http://www.fictionwise.com/ebooks/b66585/Witchs-Heart/Tabitha-Shay/?si=0

(E-Book) Buy-Link For the Winslow Witches Series: http://www.fictionwise.com/eBooks/TabithaShayeBooks.htm

(Print) Buy-Link For the Winslow Witches Series: http://www.amazon.com/Tabitha-Shay/e/B002BM3FCK/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

Reviewer: Kristin Manter

Tagline:

Fall under the spell of Witch's Heart-where Sage and Hannah discover love has a magic all its own . . .

Blurb/Summary:

Hannah Miller is starting over-new life, new location, and the grand opening of the Sugar 'N' Spice bakery with her best friend, Kirrah Walker. But Hannah soon discovers Sanctuary is not small town America. Trapped in a world of magic where humans are considered aliens-Hannah soon becomes the target of a waken assassin.

The male witch, Sage, is sent to terminate Hannah, the impertinent human who has dared to enter their sacred realm. Sage usually complies with the guild's orders, but he faces this assignment with dread. He hasn't forgotten what took place at the Salem witch trials in 1692 and has vowed to avoid all mortals-until he sees Hannah for the first time.
Caught up in the immortal conflict sweeping across Ru-Noc, the star-crossed lovers wage a different kind of war that set off more sparks than a witch's wand. . .

Review:


Only wonderful words for the Winslow Witches!!! Tabitha Shay proves her true talent in this, book two, of the Winslow Witch Series.

Witch's Heart is a roller coaster of emotion, action, adventure, and fantasy. The banter between the characters (especially between Sage and Dinka) provides the comedic relief throughout as true identities and intentions are revealed.

From the beginning, when Sage finds himself lost and powerless in a desert (a place he tends to think it worse than Hell) and is bitten by a rattlesnake in his, well....um.... “nether-regions”, the reader will be bitten by Witch's Heart.

As Sage sets out in his mission to kill Hannah, the danger and conflict builds as does his desire for the very being he has been ordered to assassinate. Despite the evil nature of his role, he is the least of the villains in this tale. Just as in the very first book, the vileness of the anti-heroes makes the heroine and her warlock that much more easy to fall in love with.

The relationship between Sage and Hannah develops from physical attraction at first sight to a deep, conflicted, and very romantic storyline that leads nicely into the climax of the book that will give the reader the surprises that Tabitha Shay is known for delivering.

This book is sensual and explicit. The language is, at times, dark as well as descriptive.

This book can be read out of series order or even as a stand alone but I highly recommend reading after Witch's Brew, simply for history and entertainment value.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Eliza Gayle, Kane; A Black Cougar Novel


Title: Kane: A Black Cougar Novel


Author: Eliza Gayle

Rating: Five Siren Stones


Genre: Erotic Romance

Sub-Genre: Paranormal

Keywords: Shape-Shifter

Page Count:127 pages

ISBN E-Book:978-1-60659-946-4

Publisher: Phaze Books

Buy-Link: http://www.amazon.com/Kane-ebook/dp/B003JKKGXE

Reviewer: Stacey Krug

Blurb/Summary:


Kane Gunn is beyond frustrated. He has a kill order to fulfill and
after weeks of chasing his quarry he's boiling over with tension. Then he
catches the woman who's become his obsession and Kane becomes consumed by
a desire that overwhelms everything...including his quest for justice.

Lara is determined to seek revenge against the were-cougar guardians.
Consequences don't matter and distraction isnÆt an option. Until she finds
herself face to face with the pair of green eyes that have been haunting
her day and night. Time is of the essence as the tables are turned and a
tenuous truce is formed.

In the face of passion enemies become lovers, tempting fate, testing
trust, and satisfying an undeniable need. Lies and secrets. Corruption and
Revenge. Choices that change lives. Don't miss the revelation...of Kane.

Review:

Kane is an incredibly erotic and sizzling hot story. It has a great plot line that takes you on a wild ride through twists and turns with lots of surprises and hints at future surprises that just make this a fun read.

The suspense and plot twists build the tangible sexual tension between Kane and Lara. Their romantic progression is quite entertaining and not to be missed. Lara is one tough chick not to be messed with and Kane is one sexy alpha male that likes to get his way. Together they learn that love is better than revenge and being in charge. Fortunately for us, their learning curve is high and the crazy antics that ensue make this a page turner.

It is impossible not to connect with these characters and feel with them. The author did a wonderful job.

It said “The End”, but I refuse to believe that. I can’t wait for the next story!

This book was a sequel and I didn’t get a chance to read the previous book, but after reading this I will most definitely have to check it out.

Louisa Trent, Thyme


Title: Thyme


Author: Louisa Trent

Rating: Four Siren Stones



Genre: Paranormal Erotica


Sub-Genre: BDSM

Keywords: Time-Travel, Shape-Shifter

ISBN E-Book:978-1-60737-592-0

Publisher: Loose Id, LLC


Buy-Link (If available):
http://www.loose-id.com/Thyme.aspx

Reviewer: Stacey Krug

Blurb/Summary:

With a temper to match her flaming hair, an argumentative streak a mile wide, and a curvy full-figured shape, Regina is a vavavoom sexpot.

A lot of good it does her with men.

Her 36-Ds intimidate nice guys and draw creeps out of the woodwork. Frustrated and hurting after a recent breakup with her apathetic boyfriend, she decides to shake up her boring life by vacationing solo in Europe.

First stop: the Tower of London.

She’s minding her own business, doing the sightseeing routine at the tourist trap, when she’s stalked, then captured by some twisted weirdo who actually thinks he’s a medieval warrior from Norman times. After introducing himself as Lord Raven, he drags her to his castle bedchamber, where he strips her naked and ties her up like a rump roast. And he’s acting starved. Then, he starts talking trash, something about making her his mate.

His mate! This, to a feminist! What will her girls back home think?

Just her friggin’ luck, the kinky abduction scenario really does it for her, and she falls for him hard. Until--he starts spouting a whole lot of crap about Time Travel.

As soon as she unlocks her lips from his, she’s so outta there.

Maybe.

Review:

Thyme was a very unique story. It has a time traveling war lord and a sexually-frustrated 21st century feminist. Bertran kidnaps Regina and brings her back to his time, confident he can win her love. The language barrier alone had me laughing out loud. Not to mention that Bertran/Lord Raven, as a medieval warrior, gave BDSM a whole new twist!

Regina is a wonderful character that was easy to connect to as a reader. She has trouble getting out of her head, her own way to enjoy the moment. Once she masters herself, Regina can finally admit what she really wants.

Bertran and Regina’s sexual exploits are hot and erotic. The author puts Girout, Bertran’s friend to good use in the bedroom. Girout is a great additional character that spices up the story.

Bertran and Regina have a fantastic relationship progression with a happy ending. This is a great story and a fun read!

Cindy Spencer Pape, Like Bunnies


Title: Like Bunnies


Author: Cindy Spencer Pape

Rating: Four Siren Stones



Genre: Romance


Sub-Genre: Paranormal

Keywords: Shape-Shifter

Length: Quickie

ISBN E-Book:9781419928178

Publisher: Ellora's Cave

Buy-Link (If available): http://www.jasminejade.com/pm-8321-304-like-bunnies.aspx

Reviewer: Stacey Krug

Blurb/Summary:

Star Holiday never paid much attention to her father’s claims that their family was descended from the Celtic spirits of the seasons—and she certainly never expected to turn into a rabbit every time she stepped foot outside her family’s cabin on the weekend of the spring equinox. Now all she can do is stay holed up with her sexy-as-sin ex-boyfriend, Theo Morgan, until the magic goes away.

Or maybe the magic is just beginning as the former lovers have time alone to rekindle old passions and even ignite some new ones.

Review:


Like Bunnies is a great paranormal romance story. Star and Theo have amazing chemistry and history together that really shines through.

The author took something as funny as a were-bunny, turning it into a story where two people led separate lives, only needing a little more time to come together.

Star and Theo get to explore each other’s minds and bodies this time around. They also get to experience some self-actualization and the importance of compromising.

This story is humorous, sexy, and fun! Based on this story, I would check out other stories by Cindy Spencer Pape.

Lena Matthews, Something Worth Fighting For


Title: Something Worth Fighting For


Author: Lena Matthews

Rating: Five Siren Stones






Genre: Romance

Sub-Genre: Contemporary

Novel Length

ISBN E-Book:9781419928307

Publisher: Ellora's Cave

Buy-Link (If available): http://www.jasminejade.com/pc-8343-13-something-worth-fighting-for.aspx

Reviewer: Nikki

Blurb/Summary:


No good deed goes unpunished… And no one knows that better than Tisha Nichols, who, out of the kindness of her heart, agrees to style the hair of her nine-year-old neighbor Cami, so the little girl can look good for picture day. Unfortunately, Cami’s adoptive Uncle is far from grateful. In fact he’s down right livid…and far too attractive for Tisha’s peace of mind.
Love thy neighbor… Is easier said than done, especially when the neighbor in question is a sexy little spitfire who gives even better than she gets. Although Jonah is not the type to say he’s sorry, even he can admit when he’s wrong. But the ongoing fight to win custody of Cami has made him cautious and mistrustful of people, even those as desirable as Tisha.

What starts as a misunderstanding turns out to be one of the best things to ever happen to them. Unfortunately, not everyone is as thrilled, and Jonah and Tisha must decide if their newly formed family is something worth fighting for.


Review:

When I begin reading a book, I never know what to expect. I tried to stay neutral until I'd read far enough into a book to come to a decision.

Such is the case with Something Worth Fighting For. It didn't take me very long at all to be blown away. It is written so beautifully and with such emotion. This is one of those stories that will stay with me long after the last word is read.

It is a story about a man who mistrusts most people, especially during a custody battle, and a woman who speaks her mind. The spark and sexual tension between these two stars are immediate.

Now throw in a sweet young girl who brought them together, a woman who will stop at nothing to take the child away from her Uncle and an interracial relationship. Not to mention scorching love scenes that took my breath away.

The author writes this story with such passion. I highly recommend this book, and I will for sure be seeking other titles from Lena Matthews.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Nora LeDuc, Pick Up Lines For Murder


Title: Pick Up Lines For Murder


Author: Nora LeDuc

Rating: Four Siren Stones


Genre: Romantic Suspense

Keywords: Crimson Rose


Page Count: 364


ISBN For Print (If available): 1-60154-680-7


Publisher: The Wild Rose Press


Buy-Link (If available): http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=down_for_maintenance&zenid=95d2131ce02706f7b32896b00ee9daea


Reviewer: Nikki

Blurb/Summary:

Jozy Landis' bad day started when she lost her wallet, but took a deadly turn when she found a body on the school's copy machine and a killer lurking in the shadows. Now she has a murderer on her heels and the police have designated her prime suspect number one. After all, she has a motive. The victim was the woman who stole her credit cards and her boyfriend.

Cooper Montgomery's bad day started when the competitor scooped the big murder story. It grew worse when the editor threatened his job unless he came up with some inside information. Now, the main suspect in the murder case has fallen into his lap, guaranteeing the break he's been looking for.

Can he use Jozy to make a name for himself in the news world or will the fact she's already gotten the scoop on his heart lead them both to a fatal end?

Review:
This book was written with witty humor and spine tingling suspense.

I was either laughing or getting the chills. I loved the dialog! Most chapters ended with a great hook, to make me want to turn the pages faster. This was a great read, with intriguing characters and a mystery that left me guessing until it was solved.

From the very first page, the pace of the story is excellent. This story was cleverly crafted. Just the title alone intrigued me, and then I saw the cover. I was definitely glad I picked t his book to read. Pick Up Lines For Murder is a great book.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Lizzie T. Leaf, Butterfly Kisses


Title: Cougar Club: Butterfly Kisses


Author: Lizzie T. Leaf

Rating: Four Siren Stones






Genre: Erotic Romance

Sub-Genre: Contemporary

Page Count: 121 pp

ISBN E-Book: 978-1-60168-289-5

Publisher: Aspen Mountain Press

Buy-Link: http://www.aspenmountainpress.com/new-releases/cougar-club-butterfly-kisses/prod_319.html

Reviewer: Stacey Krug

Tagline:


Her life doesn’t need a man, especially the one her son brought home for the weekend

Blurb/Summary:


An artist finds her attraction to a younger man something she needs to resist. After all, he is her son's boss and his friend. But when his lustful feelings are reciprocated her resistance is put to the test.

Failure-falling in love with a younger man, a Cub to this Cougar is not an option.

Will their age differences and their pasts ruin their chance at love, or can they be happy with the temporary lust drawing them together?

Review:


Butterfly Kisses was a really nice romance story between an older woman and younger man. The romance between Susan and Tony was not without bumps in the road. The plot had great twists an turns that kept me turning the pages.

The secondary characters, Renee and Scott, are great and add humor and fun to the story. The characters were well developed and likable.

The editing was a bit distracting, as there was an entire blank page in the beginning of the book.

However, the editing did not take away from the great story. The sex scenes were beautiful and caring. Lizzie Leaf really knows how to get the reader to care about her characters and what happens to them.

This story is a great addition to the cougar club!

Mychael Black, Repretoire Cardiff



Title: Repertoire Cardiff


Author: Mychael Black

Rating: Four Siren Stones



Genre: Erotic Romance


Sub-Genre: Paranormal


Keywords: GLBT, Shape-Shifter


Page Count: 33

ISBN E-Book: 978-1-60659-985-3

Publisher: Phaze Books

Buy-Link: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-repertoire-427082-142.html

Reviewer: Stacey Krug

Blurb/Summary:

A year ago, dragon shifter Vincent Sheridan and vampire prince
Devon Hart forged a union, putting an end to the war between shifters and
vampires. Although Devon has been forthcoming in his own past, Vincent has
remained silent on his own. Now a new menace has reared its ugly head.

A figure from Vincent's past is poised to claim Cardiff, Wales, as his
own--using his sorcery and otherworldly charisma to force the people to
follow him. Knowing he has no choice, Vincent realizes he must stop the
madness before it's too late. Doing so requires him to admit who he is and
to protect the people who once revered him.

It's going to take every resource he possesses--even those he fought hard
to forget.

Review:


Repertoire Cardiff is a fantastic short story. It has a little of everything. The story is set in the future, within a fantasy world, containing paranormal creatures. The main characters, Vincent and Devon, are a dragon and vampire, respectively.

Vincent and Devon have a steamy erotic romance going on. We don’t get to see the romance evolve because they have already been together for a few years. However, their love for each other is evident throughout the story and is heart-warming.

The story itself is very creative and imaginative. Since the story is short it is easily read in a sitting. The plot keeps moving, includes a few twists, and doesn’t let you down. Mychael Black did a great job fitting in romance, sex scenes, a fantasy world, fight scenes, and humor.

D. G. Novak, Green Eyes And Gunfire


Title: Green Eyes and Gunfire


Author: D.G. Novak

Rating: Three And A Half Siren Stones



Genre: Romance


Sub-Genre: Suspense


ISBN E-Book:978-1-60394-428-1


Publisher: New Concepts Publishing

Buy-Link (If available): http://www.newconceptspublishing.com/dgnovakbooks.html


Reviewer: Nikki


Blurb/Summary:

Her sister has been missing for years – Tara knows in her heart that Susan is gone, murdered for some unknown reason in a place far away from home. And now she has traveled to a popular mountain ski resort in British Columbia to find out what happened to her. She feels threatened, hunted, and knows her sister’s killer is close by. Now her only problem is finding the murderer without becoming a victim herself . . .and without falling in love with her primary suspect.

Review:

A romantic tale mixed with mystery and intrigue...

This kept me up at night, looking over my shoulder at every weird sound I heard. A woman travels to British Columbia to find out more of her missing sister. As I read on, I kept questioning every character the heroine met, wondering just how much they knew about the missing woman.

It had me guessing until the very end. While at times, the story jumped around a bit, the ending wrapped up very well. Written with emotion and good description, this author is one to watch. I would read more from D.G. Novak!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Jory Strong, Divine Redemption

Title: Divine Redemption

Author Name: Jory Strong

Rating: Four And A Half Siren Stones

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Sub-Genre: GLBT (M/M)

ISBN E-Book: 9781419928321

Publisher: Ellora's Cave

Buy-Link (If available): http://www.jasminejade.com/pc-8332-25-divine-redemption.aspx

Reviewer: Stacey Krug

Tagline:

While a standalone, Divine Redemption is a loose sequel to Death’s

Blurb/Summary:

Their connection was instant, their attraction intense. Reincarnated souls reunited though neither consciously realize the depth of their bond. Temperance and Demetri love each other. Lust after each other. But a third waits, someone who will complete an already near-perfect union.

Thanos wronged them in a previous existence and, as the mortal son of Dionysus, was punished for it by the Fates. He’s had lifetimes to repent, eons to witness the rebirths and deaths of the two people who have come to mean everything to him.

Now the Moirae have finally reunited the three of them, giving Thanos a chance to rekindle an ancient flame. For their part, Tempe and Demetri must choose him freely. While Thanos must avoid retracing old steps—and betraying his lovers once again.

Review:

I didn’t get to read Death’s Courtship which is a prequel to Divine Redemption, but it really wasn’t necessary. Divine Redemption is a great story all on its own. The author’s blub/summary before the beginning of the story lays out the background and history of the characters and their relationships.

Divine Redemption dives right into the meat of the story with Temperance and Demetri in a steamy shower scene. While they have wonderful chemistry on their own, they feel like they are missing someone to make them complete. Then enters Thanos and his relationships, both past and present, with Temperance and Demetri get revealed. Fate and choices play out to give the plot a little twist.

The sex scenes between the three are erotic and hot, hot, hot! The author did a great job making you feel for the characters so that the scenes also felt loving and protective of one another. A well written ménage a trois.

Divine Redemption is quick and short, unfortunately, because when you get done you’ll yearn for more!

This is a story that you won’t put down until it’s done!


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Kitty DuCane, Zellia's Blade


Title: Zellia's Blade


Author: Kitty DuCane

Rating: Four Siren Stones




Genre: Erotic Paranormal


Sub-Genre: BDSM

Keywords: Shape-Shifter

ISBN: 978-1-60737-598-2

Publisher: Loose Id, LLC

Full-length Novel

Buy-Link: http://www.loose-id.com/Zellias-Blade.aspx

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, BDSM theme and elements.

Reviewer: Stacey Krug

Blurb/Summary:

Dr. Zellia Calderon journeys across Colombia to find the lab and the answers that have plagued her for six years. Her only problem is trying to lose the handsome man called Blade who insists on tagging along. He’s too sexy, too male, and too hot for her. He makes her burn with a passion that she’s never known.

Blade’s wolf recognizes Zellia as his mate and knows that she has a secret that she won’t share with him. But with two attempts on her life, he’s determined to keep her safe and hopes she learns to trust him. The only thing harder than keeping his mate alive is keeping his hands off her.

But when Zellia is kidnapped, will Blade reach his mate in time to save her life and the secret that she’s waited six years to find?

Review:

Zellia’s Blade is a fast-paced action story with weapons and danger. The beginning of the story is action packed. We get to know the characters as the story unfolds and the plot continues to reveal itself. There is some humor mixed in with the action and budding romance between Blade and Zellia.

The paranormal aspect of the story gives us some suspense. Between the action and the suspense the plot twists, leading us on to see what comes next. It was very hard to put down.

Blade and Zellia’s sex scenes are erotic. The chemistry between them is an on again/off again mixture as Blade tries to win over Zellia.

The story is packed full of alpha males and all that entails, especially protectiveness. It’s always fun to read about alpha males getting all mushy around babies!

This was a fun read with good editing!

Ashlynn Pearce, Rough Edges


Title: Rough Edges

Author: Ashlynn Pearce

Rating: Four Siren Stones



Genre: Romance

Sub-Genre: Contemporary

ISBN E-Book: 9781419928048

Publisher: Ellora's Cave

Buy-Link:
http://www.jasminejade.com/ps-8336-50-rough-edges.aspx

Reviewer: Stacey Krug

Blurb/Summary:

Jake Korte is emotionally broken. Angry. Hurt. Worthless. Fearing that he will become the abuser his father was, the last thing he needs is a woman in his life. He feels like a virtual time bomb just waiting for the internal explosion. So when tiny Rebecca Saylor “chats” her way into his life and then crawls under his skin, panic descends. He can’t seem to stay away, but is terrified to be with her.

After surviving an abusive marriage, Becca isn’t looking for love, only safety. But through her research for her column “Chat Addiction”, she meets Jake, who is anything but safe. He’s the one man who can make her feel alive again. But can she overcome her own fears to claw her way into the heart of a man so fractured?

Review:

Rough Edges is a great story with good editing. Ashlynn Pearce makes use of modern technology and slang, which has the reader feeling like they are listening to friends chat away.


Jake and Becca are extremely likable characters that just burn up the pages with their hot chemistry. Their relationship is an emotional rollercoaster with some great twists and turns. The sex scenes are amazingly descriptive, erotic, and sensual. They were really well written.

Tony and Summer, Jake and Becca’s friends, also bring to the story joy, laughter, and fun.

It’s a wonderful story for an evening read that leaves you feeling happy!

Sandy Sullivan, Wild Nevada Ride- Wilder Series 3


Title: Wild Nevada Ride - Wilder Series 3


Author: Sandy Sullivan

Rating: Four Siren Stones


Genre: Contemporary Western

Sub-Genre:Paranormal

Keywords: Cowboys

Page Count:45,509

ISBN E-Book: 1-60601-714-4


Publisher: Siren Publishing

Buy-Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/node/806408

Reviewer: Becky Eastman

Blurb/Summary:

Katrina Jamieson didn't have time for a man in her life, much less a cowboy. She's not about to give up her career as a fighter pilot for anything. Zipping amongst the clouds at 40,000 feet is her dream and being the best pilot the Force has ever seen, encompasses her days.

Justin Wilder, cattle rancher and all around gorgeous hunk, doesn't need the feisty Katrina in the middle of his world. He does just fine, thank you very much, taking care of his cows and building his ranch, but he can't seem to forget her after she slams her brand new, Mustang GT 500 KR into the side of his truck.

When their worlds collide, sparks fly and these two are so hot, skin sizzles when they touch. Can their attraction stand the test of time or will it burn out faster than the afterburners of her jet?

Review:

Book three in the Wild Series by Sandy Sullivan lacked the emotional intensity of the first two books.


The characters were well developed and the plot keeps the reader turning the pages, but the story felt forced at times. I was disappointed that there was not as much connection and interaction between the Wilder family members that made the first two so charming.

The story was set in a different state. Ms. Sullivan tried incorporating family in by having the younger sister come for a visit but Abby is the gel that holds the series together.

Sandy Sullivan, Wild Rekindled Love- Wilder Series 4


Title: Wild Rekindled Love- Wilder Series 4


Author: Sandy Sullivan

Rating: Four And A Half Siren Stones



Genre: Contemporary Western

Sub-Genre: Paranormal

Keywords: Cowboys

Publisher: Siren Publishing

Buy-Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/wild-rekindled-love

Reviewer: Becky Eastman

Blurb/Summary:

Jamie walked away from her love for Wyatt for the sake of his career as a physician even though she carried his child. When she runs into him at the local emergency room, she can’t believe her eyes, but her heart knows she never stopped loving him. Can she let him back into her life for the sake of their daughter?Wyatt knew he would return to Laramie when he finally finished school. He never stopped loving Jamie, but she pushed him away and insisted she didn’t love him. He wasn’t sure he could forgive her for shutting him out of their daughter’s life. When they come face-to-face again, he can’t walk away, not from Jamie nor from his daughter.Will they be able to get past the disappointments and tears to rekindle their love or will old hurts kill the feelings that still linger in their hearts?

Review:

Book Four, in the Wild Series is as spellbinding as the first two books in the series. The reader is pulled in to the loveable, witty, and sometimes heartbreaking life of the youngest Wild sibling.

I did get annoyed with the child who is suppose to be nine turning ten years old in the story. The child spoke as if she was fifteen years old on topics that most nine year olds would not know about.

Ms. Sullivan needs to recalculate the gestation time of humans. She kept stating it had been nine years since the parents saw each other. In actuality it would have been ten or eleven years, since the Father was gone as soon as the pregnancy was known.

Overall, if you are a fan of Ms. Sullivan’s Wild Series you will not be disappointed learn Jamie’s story.

Melinda Barron, Heart Of The Bloodstone


Title: Heart of the Bloodstone

Author: Melinda Barron

Rating: Three And A Half Siren Stones


Genre: Erotic Paranormal (Ménage)

Sub-Genre: BDSM

Keywords: Shape-shifter

ISBN E-Book: 978-1-60737-581-4

Publisher: Loose Id, LLC

Buy-Link
http://www.loose-id.com/Heart-of-the-Bloodstone.aspx


Reviewer: Jeanne

Blurb/Summary:


Regina would love nothing more than to shift into her tiger form and play all day long, then spend the evening having hot, sweaty sex with her dark faerie, Jessup. But there’s only five days until Samhain and the triad has not arrived to claim the bloodstone, and it’s her job to help them when they arrive.

Her foes have other ideas for Regina. They’ve summoned another dark faerie, Notus, to try and break her and Jessup apart. But when Notus arrives, Regina discovers that finding the triad is no harder than looking at herself and the two faeries who want nothing more than to tie her up, then send her flying.

But they're going to have to balance bedtime play with hard work to get to the heart of the bloodstone and save the world.

Review:


Melinda Barron delivers a world where a white tiger shape-shifter and a dark faerie must keep fight against a witch bent on world domination. The only way the lovers can do that is to keep an ancient artefact called the Bloodstone away from her.

Now if things were not complicated enough, throw in a third wheel in the form of a dark faerie, whose not above sharing just to have some sexual play with the lovely shape shifter.

With a playful mixture of BDSM and bisexuality, I found the intimacy mischievous and sensual. The most unusual aspect of the story lay in the author’s choice of setting.

I found this to be an enjoyable read with great imagery and coy play. I would recommend this for anyone who enjoys a playful lightly erotic romp in the world of fantasy.

Kaylea Cross, No Turning Back

Title: No Turning Back

Author: Kaylea Cross

Rating: Four Siren Stones

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Sub-Genre: Crimson Rose

Word Or Page Count: 354

ISBN E-Book:1-60154-719-6

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Blurb/Summary:

CIA communications expert Samarra Wallace is on the run from a faceless enemy when she learns terrorists have kidnapped and threatened to execute her cousin. She will do whatever it takes to free her, including breaking cover to contact the former teammate she is dangerously attracted to. Now all she has to do is convince him she's not working for the bad guys.
Ex-Army Ranger Ben Sinclair isn’t sure he can trust Sam, but he can't turn her away. Lives are at stake and she may be the only way to capture the terrorist mastermind his team is hunting. Despite his reservations, he finds himself falling for her. But when Sam's innocence is questioned again during a botched operation in the remote mountains of Afghanistan, the team pays a terrible price for trusting her. In the wake of that staggering betrayal Ben must decide if she's the innocent woman he fell in love with, or if she's a traitor who'd set them up to die.
Review:

Danger, fast paced action and sizzling attraction! This book grabs you in the beginning and takes you for a long, wild ride!

I felt the attraction from the hero and heroine the first time they were together, and only got more intense as you go along. A great plot, with many twists and turns, giving you a good sense of what the characters are feeling.

The book takes you on an emotional roller coaster, and rooting for the good guys the whole way.
If you like romantic suspense that leaves you on the edge of your seat, then this book is a must read. With No Turning Back, Ms. Cross pens a page-turning thrill.