Wednesday, December 25, 2013

An SBR Reviewer Desperately Needs Our Help This Christmas!

Today I received some disheartening news. One of my good friends, Yvette, had been through a horrible Christmas morning. Her house burned down, leaving her and her family without anything over the holidays.

The Red Cross answered their call, providing them with housing for a few days, but her need is great, as herself, her husband and seven children are without housing or clothing, with the exception of the donations of good people like ourselves, that are willing to reach out and provide for a family in great need.

I ask on behalf of these wonderful people, if you could extend a helping hand: clothes for the young children, donations of food or money to get them through this trying time. Even five dollars helps immensely. I know you don’t know them, but Yvette is a wonderful person who has never done wrong to anyone, and she and her family deserve the best of holidays. I have known her for so long, and she is a reviewer at our review site, Siren Book Reviews. Her adoration for the written word made us fast friends, and I even had the chance to have lunch with her during a trip to Florida, with one of her delightful children when he was an infant.

My heart goes out to them, and I hope yours does too. Please share this post, and tell your friends! Please read the following information for donations.

Tomorrow Yvette is going to go out and open a PO Box so I can provide an address to send physical donations. So please keep an eye out for that update. 

For anyone who sends a donation, I offer you one of my e-books of your choice. Send me an e-mail with your chosen title:

Yvette’s Paypal address is:

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Amy Redwood, Alien Surrender

Title:  Alien Surrender
Author:  Amy Redwood
Rating:  Five Siren Stones
Genre:  Erotic Science Fiction
Keywords:  BDSM Elements, Futuristic, Ménage, D/s
Page Count:  Novella            
ISBN E-Book:  978-141-9949388    
Price:  $4.45
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug


Alien Surrender is a standalone sequel to Alien Best Man; To read Kyra and Garrett’s story, check out Alien Threesome.

Jana is happy. After all, it's her wedding day, also known as the Joining of the Three. Her mates are two alien males who couldn't be more different. One is loving while the other has a cruel streak and dominates her in the bedroom. In love with one, in lust with the other, she expects to live the rest of her life in blissful ecstasy. If it weren't for an alien envy that threatens to destroy her relationship with her two mates.
Inside Scoop: Dominance and submission, pain that hurts so good, sexy aliens, threesomes and a loving relationship for a human girl who gets not one but hot TWO hot alien males.
A Romantica® Futuristic, ménage erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave


Alien Surrender is a wonderful sequel to Alien Best Man.  The story can definitely be read on its own, but either way as a sequel or standalone you won’t be disappointed.  In this story the author is able to develop the characters further and give us some insight as to how the three of them will work as a family unit.

Jana is human, now married to two Dezrian aliens, and living on their planet.  She is the only human on the whole planet and is feeling lonely, homesick, and out of place.  She is also unaware that her two husbands are dealing with issues of their own.

Zyn is Dezra’s King and Qay is Dezra’s elected ruler, but both are Jana’s husbands.  In this story we get to find out how each of the men deals with Jana and helping her assimilate to her new life.  There are plenty of insecurities for Jana and her men to overcome and each husband has his own approach.  The one thing that Zyn and Qay both have in common is their love for Jana.

The story sucked me in at the beginning and spit me out at the end wanting more of these characters.  It’s a page turner that will have you engrossed so that you don’t realize the end is coming.  It’s always sad when you are enjoying a good story and it has to end.  Hopefully there will be more about Jana, Zyn, and Qay in future books.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Lisa Carlisle, Gargoyle's Embrace

Title:  Gargoyle’s Embrace 
Author:  Lisa Carlisle
Rating:  Four Siren Stones
Genre:  Paranormal Erotic Romance
Keywords:  Shape-Shifter, Gargoyle
Page Count:  Quickie            
ISBN E-Book:  978-141-9948954    
Price:  $2.49 
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug


Fifth in the Underground Encounters series.

Tracy isn’t sure why she’s drawn to a particular gargoyle statue in the Goth club where she works. After the stone takes human form to protect her from her abusive ex, she brings the handsome, naked male to her apartment. It’s impossible to ignore the seductive appeal of a man sculpted like a Viking warrior.
Danton has only hours in human form to spend with the woman he has hungered for. He’s convinced what’s between them is more than hot sex, but he needs to convince Tracy of that before he turns back to stone.
A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave


Gargoyle’s Embrace is short and sweet with some dark drama to spice it up.  It is a short story so there is not a lot of time for character building or finding out more about Danton’s life as a gargoyle.  The story takes place over a period of less than forty-eight hours so the reader gets just a glimpse of Tracy’s life.

Tracy’s ex-boyfriend, Brian, is somewhat of a stalker.  Danton the gargoyle that Tracy meets at work feels it is his job to protect Tracy.  Herein the dark drama ensues with some surprising results.

Between her stalker and supernatural revelations, Tracy gets to know Danton on a very intimate level.  Their erotic sexual encounters quickly turn to something more.

Lisa Carlisle does a nice job of wrapping up the story and leaving the reader with a happy feeling, but still some unanswered questions.  

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Brenna Lyons, All I Want for Christmas is You

Title:  All I Want for Christmas is You
Author:  Brenna Lyons
Rating:  Five Siren Stones
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Sub-Genre:  Erotic Romance
Keywords:  Romantic Comedy, Sensual, Bondage, HEA Ending
Page Count:  86            
ISBN E-Book:  978-1-60659-751-4    
Price:  $4.99
Publisher:  Phaze
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug


Carson Cousins Book 1
Two years after losing her fiancé Zach in a car accident, Robin is moving on. She's set her priorities, and one of them is following through with a life plan she and Zach made together...having a baby. It would be best if said child shared some of Zach's genes. Enter David, Zach's older brother. He's Robin's best friend, her confidant, the one person who won't think she's crazy to do this...she hopes. Since there's no chance the ladies' man will fall for her, she hopes sex with him will stop the dreams where David takes Zach's place. It's the invitation he's been waiting for, three years of watching Robin with his little brother, then watching her grieve Zach. If only she wanted David for himself and not a convenient sperm donor to conceive his brother's child. Then again, in such close quarters, maybe he'll be able to convince her to something more permanent...if his parents don't catch wind of the whole thing first.


This was a fun story to read and watch unfold.  It’s hard not to like both the main characters, Robin and David.  The author brings them to life with believable backgrounds and insecurities.  Robin was engaged to David’s younger brother Zach.  Zach was killed in an accident that paralyzed Robin from moving forward.  While grieving, David was there for her as was Zach’s family.  When Robin decides she wants to have a baby and asks David to help her, David sees his chance to be with Robin.

Brenna Lyons turned up the heat in her extremely erotic, hot, steamy love scenes between Robin and David that will keep you reading for more.  The suspense around the parents and family finding out that David and Robin are together keeps the plot moving forward.  The secondary characters add some comedy and mirth to the story.

All I Want for Christmas is You is a story with some deep emotions that still managed to be light-hearted and enjoyable to read.  The ending is both happy and hopeful for the future unfolding for Robin and David.  

Monday, December 2, 2013

Evangeline Anderson, Chained: Brides of the Kindred Book 9

Title:  Chained (Brides of the Kindred)
Author:  Evangeline Anderson
Rating:  Five Siren Stones

Genre:  Erotic Paranormal Romance
Sub-Genre:  Science Fiction/Fantasy
Keywords:  Brides of the Kindred, Aliens, Demons, D/s
Page Count:  380            
ISBN E-Book:  Amazon Kindle    
Price:  $3.99 
Publisher:  Self-Published
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug


Maggie Jordan is not supposed to be having adventures. Her mission is to go to Gaia, a new, unpopulated world, and study the native life forms there. So how come she finds herself in on the female dominated Yonnie Six instead, rescuing a huge, muscular prisoner? The same prisoner she keeps seeing over and over again in her dreams… 

Korexiroth—or Kor, as Maggie dubs him, is a slave who spent his life fighting in the savage arenas of the Blood Circuit. He’s got plenty of kills under his belt and more than enough reasons to run as soon as he gets free. But somehow he can’t make himself part from the girl who was brave enough to save him from certain death. 

Now Maggie and Kor are on the run together, trying desperately to find someone to remove the alien device that was implanted in Maggie as punishment for her thievery of an expensive slave. The device, or “slut button” as it is called, forces Maggie to sexual excesses the shy scientist has never known before—and Kor is the only one who can help her control her new urges. 

Kor is more than willing to help Maggie satisfy her new sexual hunger but his own appetites are not so easily satiated. For there is a dark secret, a shadow from his past that stalks him and whispers of power beyond belief if only he will give himself over to darkness. 

Will they find a way to return Maggie to normal? Will Kor admit how he really feels for her? Or with the shadow from his past succeed is tearing them apart? You’ll have to read Chained, Brides of the Kindred 9, to find out. 


Evangeline Anderson was correct in her author notes at the front of Chained; if you have not read her previous books then you will be a little lost reading book nine in her series.  For the most part you will be able to follow along, but some of the major plot points were set into motion in previous books.  There were also some editing issues or perhaps they were Amazon formatting problems, but nothing too bad that distracted from the main story.

That being said it was a great romantic, science fiction, fantasy story that readers of the Kindred series will not want to miss.  I found this story to be rather humorous and light-hearted considering the subject matter was a little dark and sadistic.  Killing, kidnapping, and sexual slavery was written in a compelling manner that, as a reader, had you engaged and rooting for the main characters. 

Korexiroth and Maggie Jordan’s lives are linked by dreams that draw them together, but are forever entwined through acts of kindness.  Korexiroth is the ultimate alpha male or perfect Kindred.  He is protective, brave, kind, and self-sacrificing.  Maggie is independent, smart, and brave, but totally out of her element when dealing with aliens.  She’s a bit clumsy and accident prone, but loving and loyal to a fault.    

The two of them have several adventures together that put both of them at risk for losing not only their hearts but their lives.  Each new hurdle or surprise that is put in front of this couple only seems to bring them closer.  Their sexual chemistry lights the pages on fire and keeps the reader turning the pages as fast as they can to see the final outcome, which was very gratifying.

As with her other books the author brings in secondary characters in the form of previous heroes and heroines in the Kindred series.  There are small updates for these characters as well as some setup for the next books.  If you plan on following along with the series then you do not want to miss this installment.