Saturday, October 30, 2010

NOW RELEASED, Masquerade, Erotic Paranormal Romance

Masquerade

Kayden McLeod


Buy-Link:

http://silverpublishing.info/product_book_info/new-release-c-1/masquerade-p-95

Erotic Paranormal Romance (Werewolves, Vampires and Zombies)


Silver Publishing

Heat-Rating:

Three Flames, Boiling

Tagline

What lies behind the fa├žade isn’t always what it seems

Summary

Abigail claimed the land of North Vancouver as her own, sharing it only with a clan of vampires, the Jericho Coven, who accepted the werewolf into their territory without qualm. Within their numbers is one, Cyrus Jericho; a suave, brooding vampire who isn’t quite as he appeared. He declares Abigail for his own the moment they meet, despite the fact that another werewolf pack is in British Columbia looking to claim Abigail into their midst, no matter what they must do to see that goal complete.

Excerpt (Rated PG)

Cyrus stood alone at the bar when Ada walked back into the party with Dina and who he now assumed to be the party-planner, Abigail.

He liked to think himself suave and not so easily ruffled, but that single moment in time, both proved wrong. The moment he laid eyes on the she-wolf, he went weak in the knees and a fine sweat worked over his body.

And that was from across the room.

He stared at his hand that shook ever so slightly. And to make matters worse, Ada made eye contact with him and smiled, making a beeline straight for him with the wolves in tow.

It would be a very rough night.

“Cyrus, may I introduce you to Abigail Weber, the party-planner,” Ada said in a smooth voice that revealed nothing of her increased heart rate pounding in his ears, signifying her anxiety.

He discreetly sniffed the air, but what he came up with blew his mind. The wolf is in heat. When his mind filtered this information to him his cock hardened, making him crave the party-planner like nothing else. Not even the whiskey he treasured like a favored lover came even close.

The worst impact to his libido had to be how Abigail reacted to him. Her breath shuddered into her lungs, heart thumping and going far faster than Ada’s. Her hand curled around her black clutch, holding it tightly to her stomach, right over her womb.

Cyrus was thrilled to know he wasn’t the only one affected.

Her exquisite beauty! It rivaled and surpassed any female in the room, regardless of race. Even with her mask covering the top half of her face, he could still see it, the perfect lines of her face – and her body; it was enough to drive the sanest man mad.

“Hello, milyi,” he replied softly, and he swore she sighed at the sound of his voice.

“Ahh, Cyr, such a charmer,” Dina smiled gratefully.

Dina knew something he didn’t, though this didn’t surprise him. Surely a normal occurrence, one he had long since accustomed himself to. She was a strange animal, to say the least, but that was his Dina.

“You know him?” Abigail whispered to her friend.

“Very well. We have known each other for years.” Dina didn’t meet her eyes when she said it. Protecting him no doubt, as much as herself.

“Cyrus, I highly recommend you ask our Abby for a dance,” Ada asked – an order under the guise of a request. And keep an eye on our new friends. This most recent development, I am sure you have noticed by the state of your pants, has not gone undetected by them. I was foolish enough, not taking into account her going into heat. It will spur them on even more.

Then kick them out.

Cyr, the point of knowing what they do, and when they do it is still important to me. Abigail will fight to the death for her territory. And I outright refuse to leave her alone for this coming battle. Sabern wants her, badly. I can smell it on him. And while Abby is a strong wolf, she can’t take them all on, even though she will without thought or question. And if they threaten us, she will lay her life down in protecting our Coven for taking her in. I cannot stand that thought. I know there is much about your past life you have not told us and I do not pry now, but I have a feeling you are capable of adequately defending her.

Now that was definitely true. He looked Dina in the eye over Abigail’s head, seeing the cold expression she hid from everyone else, the feel of friendliness leaving her for a brief moment. Dina had full intentions of protecting Abigail. She cherished this rare, real friend in her life, and what these vampires didn’t know about his long-time companion, would and could, kill the rival pack.

And the same could be said about him.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Marc Nobbs, Eternally & Evermore

Title: Eternally & Evermore

Author: Marc Nobbs

Rating: Three And A Half Siren Stones

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Sub-Genre: Erotic Romance

Keywords: Domestic Violence

Page Count: 265

ISBN E-Book: 978-1-60659-928-0

Price: $5.99

Publisher: Phaze Books

Buy-Link: http://www.king-cart.com/Phaze/product=Eternally+And+Evermore/exact_match=exact

Reviewer: Stacey Krug

Tagline: Real Love Lasts Forever

Blurb/Summary:

Love doesn't make the flowers smell sweeter, Love wakes you up to the world around you. Love won't make you flawless, but Love will take away the fear that holds you back. Love isn't the destination, Love is journey you take with the one person who cares about you most. Twenty years after promising to love each other "Eternally and Evermore", teenage sweethearts, Amy and Will, are reunited to discover their love burns as strongly as it ever did. But while Will is a successful lawyer, Amy has walked a tougher path. What secrets does she harbor? What ghosts litter her past? And what horrors will they have to endure before they can finally be together "Eternally and Evermore.

Review:

First, you as a reader have to be comfortable with all the British euphemisms and slang. Second, you have to be able to look past the editing which is distracting.

After a slow start, to set the book up, the twists and turns in the plot keep the pages turning. Amy, the heroine, goes from a cute teenager to a very complex adult. William, the hero, takes turns in his life that weren’t all for the best. When they meet up again the sparks fly between them. The characters are likable and the love scenes are sweet.

This story is one of love, love lost, and then love found again. The circumstances surrounding the story line push the plot forward. Eternally and Evermore is a good story. However, I think too much was left unfinished at the end between Amy and William. The other plot items that were important throughout the story were wrapped up very quickly.

This is a great story for anyone who likes to think back on characters and create their own ending in their head.

Christy Poff, No Deal

Title: No Deal

Author: Christy Poff

Rating: Three And A Half Siren Stones

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Sub-Genre: Erotica

Keywords: Thriller

Page Count: 305

ISBN E-Book: 978-1-60313-675-4

Price: $6.49

Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press Torrid

Buy-Link: http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com/torrid/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=488

Reviewer: Nikki

Blurb/Summary:

Alicia lived with a man who used her to further his legitimate financial climb in the corporate world. Every day she hated him more. Blake spent a cool million to get to know her for one evening. Will their love grow into a win/win result? Or will it be no deal?

Review:

Though this is stated as a romantic suspense, No Deal is not the traditional romance book type. The heroine starts out married, though in a loveless, abusive relationship. When Blake, the hero of the story places a bid on Alicia in an auction for a night, that's when things begin.

Her husband is a deceitful, hateful man who means to only get what he wants from his wife and that's her money. Blake and Alicia are now in a dangerous game against her husband.

I found this to be a very fast paced all around good read. There's plenty of action and suspense and hardly was there a scene that slowed the book down. There were a few formatting and editing issues, but they did not take away from the story too much.

I am interested in other tales by Christy Poff.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Desiree Holt, Escape the Night

Title: Escape the Night

Author: Desiree Holt

Rating: Five Siren Stones

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Keywords: Breathless

Length: Novella

ISBN E-Book: 978-1419928062

Price: $4.45

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

Buy-Link: http://www.jasminejade.com/p-8319-escape-the-night.aspx

Reviewer: Yvette Lowe

Blurb/Summary:

When Anya Kane escaped the darkness Virgil Branson was selling her into, she sought help from her boss, Gus D’Amato, a hot and hunky FBI agent. Six months later she is out of his office and in his bed, enjoying the most erotic sex imaginable and forging a bond with the man who makes every muscle in her body quiver. But things go dramatically wrong, and between bouts of thermonuclear sex that set them both on fire, Gus finds himself struggling to keep them both safe.

Review:

Anya has seen the bad side of men and her own innocence has cost her a lot, but when she puts her trust in one very sexy FBI agent she is surprised by the things he makes her feel and what he shows her.

Gus is so very proud of Anya and what she has done and really overcome since their time together, but now that she is in danger again he will do whatever he has to protect her and what he loves.

Desiree Holt has done it again with this suspense filled, hot and sexy story. She always writes the most delectable heroes and manages to make her characters so very lovely and hot at the same time.

This is a must read for anyone who is a Desiree Holt fan or even if you just want to give her a try, she never lets us down.


Pamela Vee, After Glow

Title: After Glow

Author: Pamela Vee

Rating: Five Siren Stones

Genre: Fantasy

Sub-Genre: Science Fiction

Keywords: Erotic Scarlet Rosette

Page Count: 49

ISBN E-Book: d3851

Price: $2.50

Publisher: The Wilder Roses

Buy-Link: http://www.thewildrosepress.com/wilderroses/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=86&products_id=775

Reviewer: Yvette Lowe

Blurb/Summary:

To save the males on her home planet, Lola Zentar was designed for one purpose only—to seduce a psychic, human male and steal his life force during sex. But from the second Lola discovers her chosen male outside a night club, she is compelled to betray her race and explore the sensual desires he has awakened. She refuses to put him at risk and flees despite knowing it means her death.

Investigative reporter Stefan Rodriquez smells a story behind the mysterious Lola. Could she have a connection to the men found burned to a crisp? But more intriguing are Lola's psychic abilities and deliciously alluring body. He follows her home, hoping to find his lead story and delve further into the connection Lola and he share.

When an emissary is sent to check up on Lola's progress, danger threatens the pair. Will Stefan survive to experience the After Glow in Lola's arms?

Review:

Lola has to save the life force of the men on her planet. But what happens when she meets Stefan and she isn't willing to take his life to save another? Stefan knows Lola is different, he has never felt this kind of connection with another woman and now that she has awakened him he doesn't want to go back. But together can their love save each other?

Pamela Vee has written a touching story of two people who were destined to be together and with each other by the love they have can conquer all. This is a first read for me by Pamela Vee but I did honestly enjoy her story and will be looking out for more works from her.


Monday, October 25, 2010

Tina Donahue, In His Arms

Title: In His Arms

Author: Tina Donahue

Rating: Five Siren Stones

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Keywords: Bondage, D/s

Page Count: 176

ISBN E-Book: 978-1419930126

Price: $6.99

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

Buy-Link: http://www.jasminejade.com/p-8593-in-his-arms.aspx

Reviewer: Stacey Krug

Owned by one man, loved by another.

Abducted and delivered into sexual slavery, Lori has surrendered her will in order to survive. For more than a decade, she’s been known as Summer, her owner’s possession until he gives her to his newest lieutenant, a mysterious man called RJ.

Commanding and virile, RJ controls without cruelty and possesses without threat, engendering a mixture of safety and passion. In his strong arms, Summer enjoys carnal pleasure she’s never known and tenderness she’s craved. In his heated gaze, she experiences a sense of recognition she doesn’t immediately understand until it proves dangerous in a way she could never have imagined.

Bound by desire, need and growing love, RJ traverses the shadowy world of human trafficking, risking all for Summer’s freedom. But when he learns she harbors a fateful secret that threatens to tear her from him, they stand to lose everything.

Review:

In His Arms is an amazing psychological and emotional roller coaster. It is most definitely thought provoking.

As a reader, you can’t help but feel for Summer. Your heart will ache and break with Summer’s. Her despair will be yours. She is a strong individual that has been living a nightmare, but she still clings to her independence and dreams.

The hero of the tale, RJ, is a true alpha male. His protectiveness of Summer is sweet and kind; something she hasn’t had in a long time. RJ tries to provide to Summer what no one else has, freedom and safety. RJ’s love for her is evident in all the little things he does for Summer.

Their romance story is not like others. The circumstances surrounding their meeting make it different.

The twists and turns in the plot make this story really hard to put down. Tina Donahue does an amazing job with a subject that is seldom talked about. I was happy to see that Tina Donahue wrote of a realistic recovery and aftermath after something so traumatic.

In His Arms will stay with you when you are finished and leave you with hope.

Anne Rainey, Ride of Her Life

Title: Ride of Her Life

Author: Anne Rainey

Rating: Four And A Half Siren Stones

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Keywords: Older Woman/Younger Man

Page Count: 51

ISBN E-Book: 978-1419929670

Price: $2.49

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

Buy-Link: http://www.jasminejade.com/p-8568-ride-of-her-life.aspx

Reviewer: Stacey Krug

Blurb/Summary:

It’s been a year since her divorce and Lily Justice is ready to move on—but not with just any man. She’s got a certain drool-worthy body shop owner in mind. It’s almost convenient that her car needs some work. And when she meets Kyle Wolff up close and personal, her inner-slut has to have him, age difference be damned. With the car staying at the shop, Kyle graciously offers to give her a lift home.

While she accepts a ride on Kyle’s hot motorcycle, Lily’s inner-slut wants a hot ride on Kyle.

She’s about to get what she wants. And it will be the ride of her life…

Review:

You will fall in love with Kyle and Lily. Ride of Her Life is a great story; very playful and fun. Between Kyle, the alpha male, and Lily, the emotionally battered ex-wife, it’s easy to get lost in their romance.

Anne Rainey sucks you right in with her descriptive details and wonderful characters. This is a tale you won’t put down until it’s done.

If you like your romance with a hopeful ending, then try Ride of Her Life.

Based on this story, I would check out other creations by Ann Rainey.



Louisa Trent, Veronica

Title: Veronica

Author: Louisa Trent

Rating: Four And A Half Siren Stones

Genre: Historical Romance

Sub-Genre: BDSM

Keywords: D/s, Spanking, Exhibitionism, Voyeurism

Length: Novel

ISBN E-Book: 978-1-60737-856-3

Price: $5.99

Publisher: Loose Id, LLC

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

Reviewer: Cia

Blurb/Summary:

Public scandal and private tragedy force sexually curious Veronica Cooper into an unwanted marriage with Talbot Bowdoin, an urbane and isolated gentleman about whom she knows nothing.
Talbot insists that it’s kept that way. Though the eccentric publisher fell in love with the “free-love” author at first word and would give her the world gladly, fearing societal repercussions, he withholds the truth about himself. A voyeur of the first water, a bisexual by experience and a romantic by nature, he is more comfortable with his steam-powered automatons than he is with people, and so he keeps anyone with a beating heart at arm’s length.

Not Veronica. Her heart pounds...with lust...and she refuses to tolerate her standoffish husband’s conjugal neglect.

To satisfy his beautiful...and assertive...bride, Talbot touches another human being for the first time in years and allows her the sexual freedom she craves, including dressing in male attire as well as exposing her to steam-powered toys...and the gazes of other men.

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 (domination/submission, spanking) dubious consent, exhibitionism, voyeurism.

Review:

I love reading about brave women who walk their own destiny. How fantastic was it that Veronica proved to be a great erotica author and found the man to dominate her and come to care for her.

I worried at the beginning finding love might prove too much for Talbot when he was used to loving objects and inventions instead of hot blooded flesh. The two fit together perfectly and told a great story of finding balance in the lifestyle.

Selena Kitt, The Surrender Of Persephone (Series Myths Behaving Badly)

Title: The Surrender Of Persephone (Series Myths Behaving Badly)

Author: Selena Kitt

Rating: Five Siren Stones

Genre: Erotica

Sub-Genre: Fantasy

Keywords: BDSM, F/F/F, Bondage, Spanking, Branding, Mythology

Word Count: 52,106

ISBN E-Book: 978-1609820534

Price: $5.99

ISBN For Print:

Publisher: Excessica

Buy-Link: http://excessica.com/store/catalog/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=14&products_id=416&osCsid=8231fcc410768f6edb2cfdd40c309de8

Reviewer: Cia

Blurb/Summary:

Sheltered Persephone, Goddess of Spring, never gets to do anything— thanks to the suffocating love of her mother, Demeter. Sephie is being carefully groomed to follow in the footsteps of the two “virgin” goddesses, Athena and Artemis, and while they sure do have a lot of fun together, she longs for something deeper—and darker. When Aidon, the God of the Underworld—generally known as Hades—appears in his chariot to claim Persephone for his bride, the young goddess gets more than she wished for.

Held captive in the Underworld, she suddenly longs to return to the safety and security of her mother’s protection, but the dark and commanding Aidon binds her to him, claiming her bit by glorious bit as his own. Her coming of age is one of sexual awakening as she learns the bondage her new master imposes fulfills her darkest desires. Persephone finds herself submitting to and obeying Aidon’s command and discovers being taken and consumed in the heat of passion by a man—a god—is what she was truly made for. Persephone can’t deny her own nature, or her growing feelings for Aidon, as she submits to his domination and surrenders as his wife and prepares to rule as his Queen.

As she finally admits her own feelings, Persephone faces the looming specter of her history, which threatens to shatter the newly formed bonds between the couple. She must now face not only her past, but her present, and her future—no longer only the Goddess of Spring, but also as the wife of Aidon and Queen of the Underworld—and the choices she will be forced to make will change the world forever.

Review:

Warning, this read is white hot! Scorching. Please read with a misting fan close by. I was thoroughly entranced by this fantastic read!

I felt for Persephone in her change of circumstance and shuddered at the thought of being underground surrounded by death. What a captivating picture of two diverse worlds.

Ms. Kitt held my attention with this read, a woman finding herself and her needs and a man caring for and helping his wife accept herself, and the world awaiting her position as their Queen.

Sedonia Guillone, Acts of Passion

Title: Acts of Passion

Author: Sedonia Guillone

Rating: Five Siren Stones

Genre: Gay Romance

Sub-Genre: Mystery/Suspense

Keywords: M/M

Page Count: 163

ISBN E-Book: 978-1419927201

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

Buy-Link: http://www.jasminejade.com/p-8421-acts-of-passion.aspx

Reviewer: Cia

Blurb/Summary:

Jack Cade is skeptical of the new criminal profiler he’s using. Michael seems so absent-minded and too neurotic to be effective. But he is brilliant and hot and Cade finds himself falling hard and fast, both in lust and in love. The attraction is mutual, although Michael’s past demons haunt him, keeping him from getting too close. Together, they begin to unravel Michael’s emotional knots even as they close in on a killer, another brilliant, wily person whose sights are now set on Michael.

Review:

A fantastic suspenseful read with many twists that held my attention and kept me enthralled from beginning to end. I loved the storyline and how it included a multitude of cultures and classes of society.

The many emotions had me on a roller coaster. The budding relationship between Cade and Michael warmed my heart. I read on pins and needles to find out the conclusion and fell in love with the sweet ending.


Sonnet O'Dell, Lost Innocents (A Cassandra Fairbanks Novel)

Title: Lost Innocents (A Cassandra Fairbanks Novel)

Author: Sonnet O'Dell

Rating: Four Siren Stones

Genre: Mystery

Sub-Genre: Paranormal

Keywords: Vampires

Page Count: 258

ISBN E-Book: 978-1615721597

Price: $6.95

ISBN For Print: 978-1615721603

Price: $15.20

Publisher: Eternal Press

Buy-Link: http://www.eternalpress.biz/book.php?isbn=9781615721597

Reviewer: Nikki

Blurb/Summary:

Two Worlds. One Mystery.

Cassandra returns, still caught between realities, and she has another mystery on her hands. Eight-year-old Adam Baker is the latest in a string of children to mysteriously vanish. The Preternatural Crime Unit has ordered her to keep away from the case or else. Meanwhile, Aram is facing trial, and only Cassandra can save him. But does she want to? Juggling a boyfriend, college, vampire politics and investigative work is difficult.

Review:

Pulled in from the haunting cover to the smooth writing, Lost Innocents is sure to please readers who love both mystery and paranormal. It's always refreshing to read something a little different and new, and this one proved to be a great read.

There is also another book featuring the heroine Cassandra. Sonnet O'Dell writes with a vibrant voice, something fresh and exciting. The characters are fun to read about, with wit, emotion and plenty of action to keep the pages turning.

I found Lost Innocents to be very enjoyable and will most definitely be looking for more by this author.

Mark Damaroyd, Pursuit To Paradise

Title: Pursuit To Paradise

Author: Mark Damaroyd

Rating: Three And A Half Siren Stones

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Sub-Genre: Comedy

Keywords: Interracial

Word Count: 80,000 words

Price: $5.99

Publisher: Decadent Publishing

Buy-Link: http://www.decadentpublishing.com/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=17&products_id=148&osCsid=6c1232251c1e45744bd0b3ee7262f414

Reviewer: Nikki

Blurb/Summary:

In the worldwide recession of 2009, Ben Lofthouse plans to rebuild his life on Koh Pimaan, a paradise island in Thailand. Desperate to escape the increasing hostility of the locals who blame him for his failing businesses, and determined to find the beautiful but mysterious Nataya who has disappeared, Ben is plunged into an adventure which may prove fatal.

Surrounded by beautiful women, but relentlessly pursued by a former girlfriend, and stalked by a notorious London gangster, an unexpected romance develops. A new friendship catapults Ben into both increasingly sensual and dangerous situations. With a bevy of beauties at his side, he finds himself drawn into erotic moviemaking at Casa Blanca, a spectacular hillside villa.

Ben's dreams seem destined to become reality. But an amazing piece of news he has received could change his life forever, or bring it to an untimely end...

Review:

Pursuit To Paradise is a novel set in Thailand. It's mixed with a bit of suspense, comedy, and romance. The writing flows well, Mark Damaroyd has a great writing style.

The reader is taken on a dramatic journey and can easily relate to the characters. The cover is the kind that stands out and lures the reader to check out this book.

Damaroyd weaves a tale of romantic intrigue that keeps the pages turning, wondering where the story will lead. Ben is an interesting hero and endures a lot of drama and adventure throughout this book.

Readers, if you're looking for something a little different, then check out Pursuit To Paradise.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Jack Greene, Law and Ardor

Title: Law and Ardor

Author: Jack Greene

Rating: Four And A Half Siren Stones

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Sub-Genre: Gay Romance

Keywords: M/M

Page Count: 22

ISBN E-Book: 978-1-60659-931-0

Price: $2.99

Publisher: Phaze Books

Buy-Link: http://www.king-cart.com/Phaze/product=Law+And+Ardor/exact_match=exact

Reviewer: Stacey Krug

Blurb/Summary:

Nicholas is shaken up by a prowler in the middle of the night, so
he calls 911. Help arrives in the form of big strong policeman James, and
they can't deny their mutual attraction.

James is more than happy to take care of Nicholas . . . all night long.

Review:

Law and Ardor is one hot, steamy love story that doesn’t disappoint.

James and Nicholas have wonderful chemistry together that just sizzles off the pages. They meet during a home invasion and then quickly form a friendship that moves on to more.

You will fall in love with the big, muscled cop James whom doesn’t mind playing protector to the beautiful Nicholas.

This short story will leave you wanting more of Jack Greene’s writing. Mr. Greene has a way of bringing his character’s to life.