Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mahalia Levey, Satin and Steel

Title:  Satin and Steel
Author:  Mahalia Levey
Rating:  Four And A Half Siren Stones

Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Sub-Genre:  Erotic Romance
Keywords:  F/F/M Ménage, Bisexual Romance, Lesbian Romance, Shifter, Werewolves, Thriller, Suspense   
Word Count:  40,186           
ISBN E-Book:  978-1-61333-429-4  
Price:  $3.99 
Publisher:  Decadent Publishing 
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug


 Amaranta Costa uses her Kanima as an avoidance tactic, until the one person she cherishes most is taken from her. When Gavin Ford enters the fray uninvited, she’s forced to accept the help of his pack to find her mate. Trusting others isn’t her forte. Though her inner jaguar accepts him hands down, the woman in her fights his dominating, take-control nature. Unlike Marisol’s soft personality, Gavin’s wolf challenges her at every turn. She can find no escape. His abrasiveness both sets her on edge and pleases her. She finds being in Marisol’s arms isn’t enough; the all-consuming need to be his burns to her core. There’s no denying the chemical attraction arcing among the three of them. Will she reach out, and accept the love and support waiting for her?.


Amaranta is a jaguar spirit-shifter that is responsible for assassinating serial killers of the human or shifter variety.  Her brothers are jealous of her talent and don’t understand the pressure and stress; her mother is horrid in every way, and her father only supports her if she’s doing what he wants.

Marisol is Amaranta’s safe haven and support system.  Mari is Amara’s lover, mate, and human.  They have been in a relationship for the last three years.  Now the love they share together is being challenged by outside forces.  Being human, Mari is more willing to go with the flow, but Amara is a shifter and likes to have control over her world.  It makes for some interesting dynamics.

Gavin is a wolf shifter and is in love with both Mari and Amara.  He has known that he belongs to Amara and Mari since he first laid eyes on them.  Now all he has to do is convince them.  Therein lays his challenge.

When Mari is taken by a deranged man, Gavin steps in to help and ends up taking control over the situation, as much as Amara will allow.  Amara doesn’t trust Gavin, but Mari hands over her heart without reservation.  Gavin and Amara set off some fireworks while they come to understand one another.

I loved the fierce protectiveness between the three as well as their playful and teasing nature.  Their personalities complemented one another and they worked well as a trio.  The love scenes between one another and as a ménage were erotic and stimulated the imagination.

The secondary characters in both Amara’s family and Gavin’s pack helped to support the plot and added some humor.  Gavin’s pack members were interesting and written in a way that the reader wants to know more about their lives.

Ms. Levey takes a unique spin with this shifter story.  The usual standards of species sticking to their own and shunning humans were smashed in Satin and Steel.  There are other stories that have dealt with these issues, but Ms. Levey takes them all on in one story and adds some little surprises for the reader.

The cover art is gorgeous and the story is captivating.  If you like shifter stories then give this one a try. 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Lisa Hannah Wells, Be Still My Lover's Heart

Title:  Be Still My Lover's Heart
Author:  Lisa Hannah Wells
Rating:  Five Siren Stones

Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Sub-Genre:  Science Fiction
Keywords:  Black Rose, Aliens, Vampires, Spicy, Memory Makers Series    
Page Count:  354         
ISBN E-Book:  978-1-61217-338-2
Price:  $5.99
ISBN For Print:  978-1-61217-337-5
Price:  $14.99 
Publisher:  The Wild Rose Press
Reviewer:  Rhonda J Callum-King


[Memory Makers - Be Still My Lover's Heart Book One]

Ethereal beauty Shea, a Lieutenant in a Universal military, has spent the last four years protecting Colony supply freighters on a small space station. If not for her partner and the hopes of a better assignment, the loss of her husband and a devastating illness would leave her little desire to live. 

That is until she meets Tempest, an alien whose species is rumored to be the origin of the vampires.  A man who makes her feel alive in ways she's never felt before.

Tempest has prayed to the Divine One for countless years for his bondmate.  Shea is his long-awaited answer and so much more.  One night will not be enough for a man who has waited a lifetime, but he is determined to make Shea his forever.

With a madman out to destroy them and certain death nipping at their heels, will Tempest and Shea outwit Remi and survive to share a future together, or die protecting all they hold dear?


Be Still My Lover's Heart is an action romance.  The story is future and space faring based and qualifies as sci-fi/fantasy romance.  It begins, right out of the gate, with a spaceship fire fight against pirates.  The action continues throughout this book at a good clip.  Fire fights, bar fights, illegal medical testing and spaceship fights dot the canvas of this story liberally.

Our heroes are Shea, a human lieutenant for the Earth government in the fight against piracy and Tempest, an 800-plus year old alien of vampiric nature.  Tempest has been waiting an eternity in loneliness to find his mate.  He finds Shea in the center of a bar fight in his establishment and knows that she is the one he has waited for.  Shea is still heart-broken from the loss of her husband a few years back and to sooth the pain, enlisted.  Together they go through the pain of bonding as true mates.

I found this book to be engaging right from the start.  It moves along at a fast pace and draws the reader in.  The characters are fully developed and the future believable.  It was a fun ride and I sailed right through it in no time.  Ms. Wells' book is a great read for both vampire fans and fans of science fiction romance.  The only criticism I might make is that after travelling with them on their journey of discovery through so many adventures, it seemed to end a bit abruptly.  I would have liked to see another chapter of closure.  All in all, a great read.

Jaye Shields, Confessions of a Sex Demon

Title:  Confessions of a Sex Demon
Author:  Jaye Shields
Rating:  Five Siren Stones

Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Keywords:  Demons, Wizards, Succubus, Strong Language, Graphic Sex, Light BDSM 
Word Count:  20,000          
ISBN E-Book:  978-1937325404
Price:  $2.99 
Publisher:  Beachwalk Press, Inc. 
Reviewer:  Kristin Boyd

Tagline:  Zahra proves that sex demons do it better as she goes from captive to captivator.


Sex Demon Zahra Aniron is a closet romantic. Too bad she spends her time having hot, kinky sex with paying strangers. But she needs the money to pay off her sister's debt to wizard thugs. There could be worse things than getting paid for pleasure, especially since a sex demon needs climax to survive.

As a blacksmith, Lennox Aegros puts his fury to good use pounding steel into swords. When he arrives at a new town, his real cause for being there isn't to sell weaponry, it's for revenge. When he finds the succubus he's been searching for, her beauty means he can mix business with pleasure. But the joke's on Lennox, because as he succeeds in torturing his victim by repeatedly bringing her to the brink of orgasm and then denying her the release that she so desperately needs, he realizes that Zahra's slow demise means the breaking of a heart he didn't think he had.

Content Warning: strong language, graphic sex, light BDSM scenes


They say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.  Lennox proves otherwise.  Hell hath no fury like a lover scorned.  Determined to take his rage out on somebody, the sister of the demon who stole his wife seems to be the perfect target.  Not only is she his only sister, but she's also a succubus, a whore who doesn't deserve even the slightest empathy.  In this story, we really get to see all sides of Lennox.  From the loving and sensual side that book one painted of him to the tormented soul that the infidelity inevitably creates.  Lennox is so much more than the "psychopath" kidnapper of a succubus whore, and watching his walls all come shattering down is an emotional roller coaster.

Zahra is so much more than a succubus, so much more than a whore, so much more than an ordinary woman.  She is the embodiment of strength, courage, and selflessness as she takes on the debts of not only her adopted sister, but unknowingly her brother as well.  As the story progresses, she proves that although she willingly plays and entertains paying partners and gains vitality from each climax they bring, she doesn't do it simply for her own gain.  When Lennox's torture leaves her on the verge of death, the thought of saving her sister is the only thing that drives her to survive.  Her bravery and resolve combined with her wit and sarcasm make her an easy heroine to fall in love with.

Lennox and Zahra's story is the second in the series and does not disappoint.  This book packs even more emotion, heat, and conflict than the first in the series and definitely keeps the reader captivated from beginning to end.  The author once again paints the realm perfectly and enables the reader to become completely engulfed in the world she created.  There were several points in the story that elicited emotional responses as the reader relates to the characters and their struggles.  The editing is clean and the cover art is alluring.  This book deserves a five Siren Stone rating because it works well as a stand-alone but creates a desire within the reader to become even more familiar with the secondary characters.  Well done.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Marisa Chenery, Burning Ice

Title:  Burning Ice
Author:  Marisa Chenery
Rating:  Four And A Half Siren Stones

Genre:  Paranormal Erotic Romance
Keywords:  Shape-Shifter, Werewolves, Werewolf Sentinels Series    
Length:  Novella          
ISBN E-Book:  978-1419941771
Price:  $4.45 
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug


Book six in the Werewolf Sentinels series.

Riya is a bit of a klutz. And how. Not only does she head-butt the most gorgeous man she’s ever seen, but she also manages to put them both in the path of a charging bear. She’d only thought to spend an enjoyable afternoon fly-fishing for salmon, not doing her best to repel the sexiest man alive. Luckily he’s made of sterner stuff.
Capac is more than thrilled to find his mate, even if she’ll forever keep him on his toes. But with the change in leadership of the dark wolves, Riya will be in greater danger than his wolf brothers’ mates ever were. Capac has no choice but to integrate Riya into his world post-haste, or risk the chance of losing her forever.

A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave


Burning Ice is book six in the Werewolf Sentinels series.  The story jumps right into the ‘meeting of the mate’ with no introduction of the characters or set up.  Due to the fast start of the storyline, I felt like I was behind and missing a lot of information.  It felt a little rushed.  Burning Ice is not a standalone story and you will want to read the other books in the series so you know what is going on and what has taken place already.  There are some references to the past throughout the book, but much of the explanations come at the end of the story.

With that being said, I did like the story of Capac and Riya.  Capac wastes no time putting a claim on Riya after a little excitement involving a bear.  He’s thrilled that there is an end in sight to his long dry spell with the meeting of his mate.  Capac is determined to make Riya his and make her happy.

Riya’s klutzy nature lends to quite a few laugh out loud moments.  She’s very entertaining in a train wreck kind of way.  Riya is excited and apprehensive regarding Capac.  She’s excited that such a handsome man is interested in her and apprehensive because she has a history of failing relationships.  Men didn’t find her klutzy nature appealing, but Capac takes everything in stride.

There are plenty of fireworks between Capac and Riya.  Even Riya’s apprehension can’t stop the feelings that she’s having for Capac.  The two set the sheets on fire and we get to see the beginnings of their love for one another.

The evil werewolves persist in this book and take more casualties with them.  While the wolf brothers learn more about their powers and a new character is introduced.  The secondary characters and the evil plot help move the story along but leave the reader with many questions at the end.     

If you have followed the Werewolf Sentinels series then you are not going to want to miss this installment.

Michele de Winton, A Talon At Her Throat

Title:  A Talon At Her Throat
Author:  Michele de Winton 
Rating:  Three Siren Stones

Genre:  Fantasy
Keywords: Faery Miniature Rose, Spicy   
Page Count:  89          
ISBN E-Book:  978-1-61217-481-5
Price:  $2.99 
Publisher:  The Wild Rose Press
Reviewer:  Kristin Boyd 


Torn between hiding her goddess lineage from mortals and needing her powerful gifts for self-preservation, Yasmin Freeman just wants to be ordinary. But when an assignment leads her to Gray, a Talon shape-shifter able to assume the deadly features of any bird of prey, the true nature of her abilities is revealed.

Fiercely protective of his people, Gray is honor-bound to dispose of intruders, but Yasmin provokes a lustful hunger in him he doesn't understand--a hunger that drives him to disregard the Talon's strict avoidance of humans.

Gray's seductive touch triggers an ancient bonding process Yasmin is powerless to stop. Their bond should hold them together, but without the cooperation of their people, humans, goddesses, and Talons could die. Yasmin must face Gray in battle if she is to plead with the Talon elders for cooperation, yet defeating Grey might mean the end of the fragile trust between them.


Yasmin is on a mission.  A mission she took in order to redeem herself in the eyes of her people after her previous job went awry.  She wanted nothing more than to go to the landing, survey the land and help her people gain and maintain equal rights and peace within the disputed land.  Gray proves to be a stubborn but very sexy roadblock, whose devotion to his people and their land could potentially deem Yasmin's mission impossible.  She is forced to reveal and use powers that will reveal her true identity in an effort to restore balance.

Gray is an instinctual bird of prey.  One who acts first and asks questions later.  When the Landing that the Talon people have rights to becomes compromised by human invasion, he sees this as a direct threat and will eliminate said threat to preserve his land and his people.  Eliminating weak humans has never proven to be an issue before, but Yasmin is different as are the feelings that he begins to develop for her.  Can this human be trusted?  His first instinct, his sister, and the witches all tell him no while the voice of his deceased mother encourages him to look deeper.

A Talon At Her Throat is a story about balance.  The balance between the people of humans, goddesses, talons, and witches; the balance between love, lust, and manipulation, and the internal balance between the inner beast and humanity within.  Although there were minor inconsistencies throughout, the characters and storyline were written well enough to keep the reader engaged.  The cover art seemed dated and most definitely did not do the hero of the book justice.  The love scenes were steamy and passionate.  This was an entertaining book overall. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Riley Shane, Emerald Valley: Bed, Breakfast and Bondage

Title:  Emerald Valley: Bed, Breakfast and Bondage
Author:  Riley Shane
Rating:  Five Siren Stones

Genre:  BDSM Contemporary
Keywords:  Fetish, Holiday, Emerald Valley Series, Graphic Language, Light Bondage 
Length:  Novella         
ISBN E-Book:  978-1-62300-092-9
Price:  $4.99 
Publisher:  Loose Id
Reviewer:  Marcie Corrao Oropeza

Most women wouldn't mind waking up to find six feet of perfectly-defined male muscle cooking for them. Then again, Anaya Bancroft isn't most women. She's the innkeeper and co-owner of Emerald Valley Bed & Breakfast and it's only pure desperation -- and a complete lack of ability in the kitchen -- that have her turning to her ex for help with the B&B's biggest event of the year. Devlin Levi may be a famous chef, but he broke Naya's heart once and she's not about to let him do it again. Devlin is welcome in her kitchen, but that's it.

At least, that was the plan.

Devlin has a plan of his own, one that could change everything. He wants Naya to give him eight nights. Eight nights of unbridled passion, eight sexual fantasies explored and fulfilled, eight chances to prove they're made for each other. If, at the end of their time together, Naya still believes they can't make a relationship work, the two of them will part -- for good. It's a bargain Naya can't resist, even though she fears it will end in heartbreak.

Then again, a lot can happen in eight nights…

Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: light bondage.


Eight nights, eight chances.  This was a wonderful, engaging, sweet love story.  Do not be put off by the “Bondage” in the title; while Dev and Naya explore their sexual boundaries, they do it in a loving, non-threatening, sweet way.  I was captured from the beginning, both Devlin and Naya are easy to like and uncomplicated.  Their families are the same.  What appealed immensely to me the more I read was the role their faith (Judaism) played in the story.  This is the first book I’ve read in which the traditions and beliefs of Judaism are easily, seamlessly incorporated into a reasonably erotic romance.

This is a story many readers will relate to; two adults who love each other whose lives have taken different paths yet who always gravitate back to one another.  Do they finally realize what we’ve known all along?  Read this and find out!  Chocolate mousse will never look the same to me.

M. A. Stacie, A Path of Petals

Title:  A Path of Petals 
Author:  M. A. Stacie
Rating:  Three Siren Stones

Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Word Count:  63,000          
ISBN E-Book:  978-1937325-237
Price:  $5.50 
Publisher:  Beachwalk Press
Reviewer:  Marcie Corrao Oropeza

Tagline:   Following the path of petals could lead to the path of your future.


Griffin Holt arrives in England intent on selling his deceased father's house and returning to America as soon as possible. Griffin is a workaholic, annoyed at this forced change of routine. When he gets lost and can't find the guest house he should be staying in his frustration multiplies. He follows a constant line of blossom trees, hoping to find at least one signpost. Instead, he encounters an odd, bohemian woman twirling in the road and showing no signs of moving.

Rain Teslar knows who the man in the car is, the whole town does and they've been waiting for years for him to return. He just doesn't realize it.

Rain instantly strikes up a friendship with him, though it isn't reciprocated at first. Each day her carefree nature annoys him a little bit less, and her help with unraveling the secrets of his past has him seeking her comfort. However, if Griffin's new life is to be a fresh start, changes have to be made—changes neither of them are willing to make.

Content Warning: contains moments of cuteness that will make you swoon, along with sexy interludes that will increase your temperature. Also uses random, amusing British slang.


While I am a fan of M. A. Stacie, I loved her Unwritten Rules; I just couldn’t get into this book.  To me, it ran in circles, endlessly re-hashing why the main characters were unsuitable for one another. And then, of course, all issues are resolved and they have their happily ever after.  Sorry.  I finished this one but did so under duress.

Lynne Connolly, Dept. 57: Rubies of Fire

Title:  Dept. 57: Rubies of Fire
Author:  Lynne Connolly
Rating:  One Siren Stone

Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Sub-Genre: Fantasy
Keywords:  Vampire, Shape-Shifters, Graphic Language    
Length:  Novel            
ISBN E-Book: 978-1-61118-801-1
Price:  $6.99 
Publisher:  Loose Id 
Reviewer:  Marcie Corrao Oropeza

Vampire and full-time field agent for the CIA, Andreas’s only loyalty is his job with Department 57. Until he sets eyes on sexy Roz Templeton. He already hates his assignment to pose as the office wolf, but he hates it even more when he realizes Roz is also a vampire.

Roz is out to discover who killed two members of her family, and when she does, the culprit will die. Andreas is a distraction. And she can’t understand why she’s drawn to him, anyway--he’s a sleaze. But she can’t resist.

Drawn into a passion neither can fight, they set fire to the night, and then some. For a young vampire, Andreas is fully versed on how to keep a woman happy in bed, even one that is centuries older than he is, and as dominant and demanding as any man. From their first steamy
kiss in the elevator on the way to work, to bed and beyond, Andreas and Roz can’t get enough of each other.

But that passion may be a deadly distraction when Roz's life is on the line.

Publisher's Note: This book is a re-edited, revised book previously released by another publisher, and contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: anal play.


I was shocked and appalled that I could not even finish this book. Lynne Connolly is the reason I began reading this genre in the first place years ago.  This novel was confusing, hard to follow, kept referring back to other characters who had not been previously introduced in this story….all together just a mishmash of convoluted plot that was sadly disappointing.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Marisa Chenery, Awakened from Ice

Title:  Awakened from Ice
Author:  Marisa Chenery
Rating:  Five Siren Stones

Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Keywords:  Shape-Shifter, Werewolf Sentinels Series, Werewolves
Length:  Short Novel          
ISBN E-Book:  978-1419941221
Price:  $5.20 
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug


Book one in the Werewolf Sentinels series.

Exploring an ice cave on the Mantanuska Glacier in Alaska, Cassidy finds something out of the ordinary—six men dressed in fur and leather, motionless and seemingly dead. But she soon discovers they’re very much alive when her touch awakens one—and she finds herself pinned beneath his muscular heat in the blink of an eye.

Edensaw and his wolf brothers have slept for ten thousand years. As ice age Tlingit Indian hunters, they were chosen to be a new race of man, the first werewolves. They are the sentinels, created to protect against evil that is to come. But the touch of one woman ignites his mating urge and Edensaw awakens before he’s needed, into a world he no longer knows and a passion he cannot deny.

As the couple moves from lust to love, the dark evil brews, threatening not only to destroy the mating bond, but the sentinels themselves.


I found this story to have an interesting premise for a werewolf series.  The author did a great job of showing the reader how uncomfortable ice age men would be in the twenty first century.  It was refreshing to see our world through the eyes of someone seeing it for the first time.  Marisa Chenery also used a clever explanation to bring the wolf brothers into our time with some current knowledge.

The story had a great pace to it and the characters are interesting.  This is the first story in a series so there was a lot of setting up to do.  Marisa Chenery sets up this new world with good and evil werewolves, pack politics, immortality, and mates yet to be found for the other wolf brothers.

In this story, Awakened from Ice, we get to learn about Cassidy and Edensaw’s mating.  Cassidy is the woman that finds the wolf brothers and is instantly attracted to Edensaw.  Edensaw recognizes her as his mate and goes to great lengths to prove it to Cassidy with patience, understanding, and of course erotic steamy love making.  It was fascinating to see the progression of Cassidy becoming a pack member before she even knew what that meant.  To Cassidy it was like she was inheriting a big family.

Awakened from Ice is a paranormal romance with splashes of humor that keep the pages turning and the reader engaged.  I look forward to seeing where this series goes from here.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Jaye Shields, Claiming of a Sex Demon

Title:  Claiming of a Sex Demon
Author:  Jaye Shields
Rating:  Four And A Half Siren Stones

Genre:  Paranormal Romance 
Keywords:  Demon, Graphic Erotic Situations, Strong Language,  Extramarital Relations, The Sex Demon Trilogy
Word Count:  19,000          
ISBN E-Book:  978-1937325459
Price:  $2.99 
Publisher:  Beachwalk Press, Inc. 
Reviewer:  Kristin Boyd

Tagline:  It's not easy for a sex demon to find a wife; it's even harder when the perfect woman is already taken.


(The Sex Demon Trilogy, Book 2)

Emmerie Winter has only been married a few months, but depression has made her a fragile stranger in the arms of her husband. She knows she should love him, but she doesn't, and no matter how hard she tries, she can't convince her heart otherwise.

When a sex demon with a boyish grin and a sinful body arrives in town, Emmerie's world is turned upside down. His intense passion for life sends her depression into hiding, but her feelings for the sinful male could get her in deep trouble.

A sex demon needs climax to survive, but that's never been a problem for Reza Aniron as women seem to be unable to resist his charms…all except for one, a timid, blonde angel who treats him with complete indifference. But in her eyes he can see a fire that's just waiting to be released. And he always did love a challenge.

Content Warning: strong language, extramarital relations, and graphic erotic situations


The relationship between Emmerie and Lennox is both sweet and heartbreaking.  Emmerie is a genuinely good soul trapped by depression fueled by the guilt of not truly loving her husband as a wife should.  Lennox loves his wife and would do anything to earn her adoration in return.  Having known each other since childhood and being betrothed to one another makes their union ideal in the eyes of the community but to Emmerie, just creates endless torment.

Reza is everything a sex demon is notorious for.  He is exotic and charming.  His mischievous grin paired with his sinful confidence make him a magnet to women throughout the world and an unwelcome visitor in this small village.  Afraid his presence will stir the women of the town into a frenzy, the men are constantly on their guard around him.  Still, he continues to swoon and satisfy ladies without hesitation; that is, until he met a forbidden angel.

The relationship between Reza and Emmerie is complex and full of emotional conflict.  His desire for her is undeniable and her skepticism of his sincerity is completely understandable.  Their interactions are passionate and heated and watching Emmerie blossom from an empty shell of a human to a being full of life and zest is wonderful.

Claiming of a Sex Demon is an incredibly sweet story with a satisfying happily ever after.  The author paints a clear portrait of the characters and the realm in which they dwell, making the story easy to become lost in.  The conflict between characters as well as the emotional torment creates a perfect balance to the tenderness throughout.  This book is definitely a book to keep and invokes interest to read the remaining books of the series. 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Denysé Bridger, Reckless Assignation

Title:  Reckless Assignation
Author:  Denysé Bridger
Rating:  Five Siren Stones

Genre:  Erotic Thriller
Keywords:  Quickie, Breathless, Halloween    
Page Count:  14,000          
ISBN E-Book:  978-1419942488
Price:  $2.49 
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave 
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug

Tagline:  Halloween and an abandoned hotel are the lure to a tryst that could prove to be deadly and sexy...


A haunted and abandoned hotel on Halloween is the setting for a very private party between two lovers, one of them a world-class, sophisticated intelligence operative who’s trying to teach his young and innocent lady that curiosity can sometimes take you places you’d be better not to go. Amid elaborate trappings meant to scare and entice, Rick’s seduction takes some unexpected but wickedly wonderful twists. But, Rick also has a lesson to learn, when his past collides with his present, and almost destroys everything he cherishes most.

Publisher’s Note: This story was originally published in 2004 as Bound, but has been revised and extensively expanded for Ellora’s Cave.


Reckless Assignation starts out like a wicked horror film.  However, the terror turns to passion as Rick sets up an elaborate play date for his young, inexperienced Cinthya.  The story is a thrilling rollercoaster ride that had me white-knuckling my chair as I read.  It has very appropriately been classified as an erotic thriller.

It’s easy to like this couple.  The reader can tell by the extravagant set up and time that went into orchestrating their liaison, that Rick loves Cindi very much.  Cindi plays along and gives as good as she gets.  Their love making is hot, steamy, and a little bit kinky.  This couple is extremely sexy and likes to play.

As a reader, I was drawn into their world by Denysé Bridger’s wonderful descriptions.  It felt like I was in the old run down hotel.  Quite honestly, I had to stop reading a couple times.  Between the descriptions and my imagination, I scared myself to death.

If you are looking for an erotic thriller then you don’t want to miss out on this story.  Besides being a little scary it is also cute with some plot twists that had me on the edge of my seat.