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Friday, January 6, 2012

Going Up by Lena Matthews



Going Up by Lena Matthews
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave (Moderne)
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (84 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Stephantois

Watching Koko Brown’s kinky elevator exhibitions has become the best thing about Reese Desoto’s Tuesdays and Thursdays. As head of security of Sarraf Enterprises, he’s been keeping two very attentive eyes on the dark-skinned beauty and her naughty habits, but he’s over sharing her performances with all the other men in security. He’s ready for a private show.

Koko always feared that one day her elevator fetish would get her in trouble, but she never thought her comeuppance would appear in the form of a man as devastatingly handsome and commanding as Reese. To her delight though, instead of reprimanding her, Reese offers her access to a private elevator, one in which she can be as wicked as she pleases for an attentive audience of one. All she has to do is step in, strip down and enjoy the ride.

One thing you’ll really like about this story is Ms. Matthews does a great job diving straight into the action. In this case it’s the hero Reese and a co-worker watching Koko pleasure herself in the elevator. It’s hot, sexy and you wonder where the story’s heading.

Koko is a fun character and I liked the way she was portrayed as a devil may care type girl, who is thrown for a loop when she thinks Reese is going to turn her over to the police. Another thing I liked about this story was that Reese didn’t initiate sex with Koko until she wanted him to. I thought at first he might blackmail her into doing that but not this guy. Going Up was all about just watching her pleasure herself which I think added to the sexiness of the story and upped the sexual tension too.

Reese is all business at the beginning of the story and then turns into a bit of a romantic when he’s with Koko. The dialogue was great and I liked the pacing of this story too. It didn’t stop from page one till the final word and I was able to read it in one sitting.

If you’re looking for a hot story on a cold winter’s night I can recommend Going Up.

A Plain, Ordinary Cowboy by Jan Irving



A Plain, Ordinary Cowboy by Jan Irving
Publisher: Total-E-Bound
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (100 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Coreopsis

Since he was hunted because he is different, Deputy Micah Danvers has lived a plain, ordinary, boring life until he rescues mysterious Sasha at a country fair—only problem is, the sexy minx who has shifter Micah tied up in knots isn’t a woman, but all man.

He was hunted because he is different. Now Deputy Micah Danvers is ‘normal’ at all costs. He left behind the wounded boy he used to be and he’s dating a nice woman. He’s got a good job and a ramshackle cabin to fix up.

But when plain ordinary cowboy Micah rescues exotic Sasha from bullies at a local fair, it turns out Sash isn’t a woman like he thought. Unconventional Sash is not afraid to stand out—he thrives on it from his nights of dancing around a fire in the nude to the rare breed sheep he’s trying to rescue from extinction. Shifter Micah aches for Sash, but he’ll have to leave the shadows to claim a man who is unafraid of tempting the wolf.

A struggle of wills and destiny come to a head in the fifth installment of the Uncommon Cowboys series. This is an entertaining series that sucks me in every time. Finally we get insights into what happened to Luka’s presumed dead brother Micah, something that has had this reviewer on pins and needles.

Micah Danvers is a deputy for the local police department and is hiding more than one secret from the general public. He’s running from memories of the past that keep him on edge. After watching his family get murdered and then being hunted down like a wild animal, Micah makes the decision to not shift. He closes himself off to his wolf nature for fear of becoming an outcast. Along with closeting up his wolf side he also hides away his attraction toward men. The pressure this man puts on himself is truly heartbreaking.

Sasha Anderson is a man that marches to the beat of his own drum. I admired this character for his beliefs and his need to be himself no matter the situation. Sasha has developed a tough outer shell due to the fact he resembles a woman more than a man. He’s always mistaken for a female and when he first meets Micah he doesn’t rush to correct him. Sasha, a mere human, feels the deep connection he has to Micah and wants to see where it leads.

Hot and hotter was how Micah’s emotions ran whenever in the presence of Sasha. The push and pull made for some very arousing reading. Micah’s aggressive nature when he and Sasha get physical was superb writing. I found myself rushing through the pages until I could read their next encounter. When Micah realizes he cannot and will not live without Sasha the story takes a turn for the better. Two men dealing with their own upsetting past lean on one another to make way for a future.

Sasha is still dealing with some backlash from when he first moved to town and he can’t seem to shake a man he had a causal fling with. What Sasha thought was nothing could prove to be fatal for his new family. Actions and reactions move this story in a different direction but in a good way. Micah’s sacrifice comes with the reward of being reconnected with his brother.

The one complaint I had was that the story just... stopped. All the conflicts were resolved but I would have liked to have read more of the aftermath. Not having this didn’t make this book a deal breaker in my opinion but it would have been nice to see some family bonding. Plus I was left a little curious where Micah got his last name. Because his last name just so happened to be the last name of his brother Luka’s lover. I was left scratching my head on that one.

Overall I really enjoyed A Plain Ordinary Cowboy. I would recommend reading at least the book prior to this one so you can follow along with where Micah’s self-hatred comes from. But in saying that I recommend reading the whole series. The mixture of the great outdoors, sexy cowboys, and delicious and creative love scenes make this series a must have.

Sex With a Hex by Beverly Rae



Sex With a Hex by Beverly Rae
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (193 Pages)
Other: M/F, Voyeurism
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Foxglove

It’s all in good, dirty fun…until the heart raises the stakes.

Magical Sisters, Book 2

Meg Tristan is spontaneous, spirited, outspoken and beautiful—and she enjoys every second of it. She can have any man she wants, with or without casting a spell. Too bad she hasn’t found one who can keep up with her non-magical sex drive, much less handle her hexual prowess.

When he’s not caring for his patients, Dr. Chance Dannigan spends his off hours getting acquainted with as many women as he can in his new town. None hold his attention—until he catches Meg’s flirtatious glance across the bar. One drink later, he’s sure he’s found the one woman who can stimulate both his heads.

Sensing a kindred spirit, he challenges Meg to a daring competition. Each must choose a random partner for the other, and the one who fails to seduce the target, loses. And to keep it honest? The opponent must witness the act.

Winning each round proves almost too easy. The ultimate challenge is figuring out how to handle their unexpected attraction to each other…and how to end the game without both of them coming out losers.

When an irresistible force meets an immovable object, the results could turn out to be sinfully delightful. Especially if the irresistible force is a sexy and beautiful witch, and the immovable object is the hot new doctor in town.

Meg Tristan is beautiful and can get any man she wants, but she is also bored. She wants what her younger sister has found; love with one man she can give her heart to, one she can be with on more than just the sexual level.

New doctor in town, Chance Dannigan, is attracted to Meg the moment he meets her, but realizes he has to be very different than the men Meg is used to. When he challenges her to a dare, Meg’s pride refuses to let her lose. The challenge: each of them must seduce someone chosen by the other, while being watched by that person to ensure that everything is fair and square. The first one who doesn’t succeed in the challenge has to publicly declare the winner is able to get any lover at any time.

What they don’t count on is falling in love…with each other. Meg is determined to win at any cost, without using magic, but as she begins to realize how she feels for Chance, can she continue or will she lose Chance forever? When Chance discovers his feelings, can he convince Meg to end the challenge before it goes to far? Or will they lose their one opportunity for a love that will last for all their lives?

Sex With a Hex is the second of Beverly Rae’s Magical Sisters series, and I enjoyed returning to this imaginative and well-crafted world. Ms. Rae’s characters are as real as your nextdoor neighbors, with faults and insecurities just like everyone. I like Meg and Chance, and loved the way they tried to one-up each other at every turn. There is a depth to the characters, and I enjoyed watching as each layer of personality was revealed.

Meg Tristan is gorgeous, sexy and bored with her life. She is smart, and determined to get what she wants. The trouble is, she isn’t sure how to find it. She envies her younger sister Allie for finding the man of her dreams, and true love. She is convinced that there is no one man for her, but she is growing more dissatisfied with playing the field. I enjoyed watching as Meg began to realize what was missing in all the brief relationships she had: there was nothing to hold her attention after the initial encounter. Watching Meg as she finally grows up is a treat.

Dr. Chance Dannigan is the new man in town. He is attracted to Meg instantly, but as an intelligent and determined man, he knows instinctively that he has to treat her as if he isn’t, and challenge her interest and intelligence more than those before her have done. I loved watching Chance as he began to realize what he’s done, and I liked seeing the other side of him as well: the caring and generous doctor who spends his off time visiting elderly residents at the local nursing home.

This is a wild and crazy fun ride of a romance, with the escalation of passionate encounters pushing boundaries for both the good doctor and the sexy witch.

The secondary characters are all captivating as well, especially the dates that Meg and Chance have to arrange for each other. None of the candidates are what they appear to be from the supposedly virginal lady pharmacist to the innocent bystander jogger, who isn’t so innocent after all.

I enjoyed catching up with Meg’s family as well. Sister Allie, the former succubus is now a happily married and very pregnant normal woman, and shape shifting Hilly is still the protective and sensible older sister trying to keep things from getting out of hand.

Do Meg and Chance find a way to settle the challenge before they both get hurt? You’ll have to read Sex With a Hex to find out. But one warning, be prepared to laugh at the antics, and keep the fan on high.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Protect and Serve: Don’t Need A Hero by Lena Austin



Protect and Serve: Don’t Need A Hero by Lena Austin
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (60 pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Xeranthemum

When cat shifter Petra (aka Pete) becomes the victim of "friendly fire" during the apprehension of a bank robber, panther shifter cop Apollo Jones feels obligated to make sure she's okay. Pete's positive she doesn't need another hero in her life, and Apollo's out to prove her wrong.

This story isn’t all games and bedroom romping, though what there was of it was thoroughly entertaining. There’s also a wonderful emotional hook towards the end that had me blubbering like a baby. It also inspired me to re-read the story, which didn’t take long because it’s so short. The second time around I read it with fresh enthusiasm because of the great reveal and ended up enjoying it all over again because of the different viewpoint.

Aunt Pete a/k/a Pete or Petra is a survivor. She beat the odds that were stacked against her when she was little with the help of some friends, and she never looked back. At least, not with her eyes open. Her dreams are another matter. Pete holds her heart close because she’s been hurt before but when she meets the police officer who assisted in the earlier action in the story, she only half-heartedly fought the attraction. I think in her heart she always yearned for that total love and acceptance she’d once known and something about Officer Apollo made her purr.

Apollo is written as a very delicious and capable man who knows his way around a woman’s body as well as he handles his weapon. Take that reference any way you wish because both would be true. The author made it clear that the hero knew how to please Pete until she was a pile of contented jelly. In fact, his courtship of Pete truly embraced this series’ title “serve and protect” – and he did both with determination, focus and success. I liked him as a hero.

As with all the books written in this series, each chapter takes a turn at being written in the first person point of view for each protagonist. This story continued with that style and I enjoyed it. However, this tale is special and different because even though the author let me get into Apollo’s head a bit, he still kept a secret that he didn’t reveal until he was ready. And that was the part that zinged my heart, made me tear up and garnered a higher rating for this story. I was all set to be entertained with some sizzling sheet action and witty dialogue between the characters and I certainly got all of that, but the last revelation truly made this book shine. It made me care, gave me the chills and I wanted to hug someone. As it was, Pete got all the hugging and more from Apollo, her hunky hero.

For readers who might pass on this story because of its shortness or hot sexy content, be assured that there is a wonderfully sentimental and sweet component that made the happy ever after truly exceptional. Of course when Apollo and Pete get together, the fur, claws and meows fly, and it’s a lot of fun, but this book also gives readers that extra something that not all books in this series delivers. It’s a well written and complete romance that I have no problem recommending and in fact, it’s one of the best ones that I’ve read. Don’t Need a Hero isn’t E=MC2 but it certainly entertained, passed the time and left a smile on my face. Don’t Need a Hero is a gem in the Protect and Serve series that futuristic paranormal romance fans shouldn’t want to miss. I’m glad I read it.

Spin Action by Sheryl Zaines



Spin Action by Sheryl Zaines
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (47 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Stephanotis

Angelica has had David as a friend, confidant and bowling buddy forever. Lately, though, he’s on her mind a lot—and she’s not thinking about the kind of scoring they do on bowling night. Trouble is, David’s not single and Angelica isn’t willing to risk their friendship for sexual gratification.

David’s been unsatisfied with his dead-end relationship for a while now. After he mans up and breaks it off, he has to overcome an even bigger hurdle—facing his true feelings. Much to his surprise, the perfect woman has been right in his own lane the whole time.

Once David’s realized that Angelica’s the one for him, he’s ready to get the ball rolling on their relationship. He’ll stop at nothing to prove to Angelica he’s right up her alley.

What happens when you’ve been friends with a guy so long that he won’t see you as a potential lover? The author plunged straight into the drama of this story with Angelica in a shouting match with David about his current girlfriend. Immediately, you get the feeling that she’s a tad jealous and maybe this is the turning point where she feels she’d like David to be more than just friends.

Angelica is portrayed as a tough girl who hangs out with the guys and goes bowling with them. David seems to be at the mercy of his current girlfriend. You think maybe he should dump her long before he actually does.

This opens the door for Angelica to make her move, but will she? I think I can give away the storyline by telling you yes. The former "we’re only just good friends" finally have sex, lots of sex. As you might expect with the simmering sexual tension that’s been brewing between them, it gets steamy. Both of them don’t hold back on their desires and pleasing one another.

The dialogue was good, pacing fast and the story had a good overall flow to it. Only thing I would have liked to have seen was a longer storyline. Maybe stretching things out more to develop the characters and for us to have more time with them.

If you’re looking for a quick sexy story for some holiday reading, Spin Action might be for you.

Haunt Me by Marie Medina



Haunt Me by Marie Medina
Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (43 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Stephanotis

Cat has only ever loved one man her entire life, her husband Malcolm. Now her marriage to him is ending because she caught him cheating. She resigns herself to losing him forever, but then a tragic event unexpectedly turns everything in her favor. When he was alive, he couldn’t stay faithful, but as a ghost he can’t get enough of her. The fun begins as she learns what it’s like to have the upper hand in matters of the heart….

The plot sounds like a story that’s been told many times before but Ms. Medina puts a new spin on this "woman done wrong by her man" tale.

Cat is close to her two brothers which the author gets across perfectly to us. This sets the story up for what you know is trouble brewing for Cat’s soon to be ex-husband, Malcolm, and the fact he’s been cheating on their sister.

I don’t want to give the plot away because that would spoil this story for you. However, let me just say that one of her brothers gives Malcolm a way to make things right with Cat.

The pacing is swift and you’ll be able to read this story in less than thirty minutes. The sex scenes are hot and -- shall I say -- a little unique. I think you’ll be happy with the ending and how things turn out for Cat.

If you like sexy paranormals, Haunt Me might be a good match for you.

Digital Possession by Mandy Harbin



Digital Possession by Mandy Harbin
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (88 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Toys, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Honeysuckle

Cassie Tucker, a hardworking project leader at a software design company, can’t believe her luck when she’s assigned to work with the hottest guy at the firm. Too bad his office is hundreds of miles away. Technology will get them through—both in the boardroom and the bedroom.

Ian Tucker has had the hots for Cassie for two years. Landing this project with her is a dream come true—until he discovers he’s expected to use Cassie to aid in a consolidation plan that will shut down her office. He really should keep things professional, all things considered. But she’s a temptation he can’t refuse.

When the truth is revealed, Ian can only hope Cassie understands she means more to him than just a digital possession.

Can the hottest phone/internet sex of your life with the man of your dreams make up for his single heinous act of betrayal? Well, this IS romance, so apparently it can!

At 88 pages, Digital Possession is a good length for a short story. Ms. Harbin provides just enough background on both of the main characters to give the idea that they have known each other for a couple of years even though they live in different states and haven’t worked directly together. Circumstances put them together on a project but the chemistry they share keeps them working late into the night and beyond.

Ms. Harbin does a terrific job of building the long distance relationship and keeping it HOT! HOT! HOT! She utilizes several different forms of communication devices to keep the sexual tension simmering between Ian and Cassie including sexting, a Skype strip-tease and sizzling phone sex. This reader felt like a cyber-voyeur on more than one encounter but that type of incredibly descriptive writing is what keeps the story flowing. You can bet the distance has made these hearts grow fonder and the sheets will be smoking when they finally meet face to face.

As well as the story was written I did find one issue that tended to make me stumble on a few occasions. As I said the writer uses texting as well as IMing several times throughout the story. The problem is that there is no defining separation of text-talk and the rest of the story. I think this could have easily been cleared up by either having the texting/IMing put in bold or italicized type. Even extra line spacing with indentions could have set it apart. Thankfully, the instances of texting and IMing are spread out. The story moves at a nice pace so this wasn’t a deal breaker for me as a reader but more of a minor irritation.

The idea of a virtual relationship has never really appealed to me but I have to say the blurb and quick excerpt I read of Mandy Harbin’s novella had me intrigued. The dialogue was funny and the premise was unique enough to pique my interest. This was a quick, fun read that I hope Ms. Harbin revisits in the future. She mentions a brother to Ian who is deeper into the BDSM lifestyle. I wouldn’t mind reading his story while catching up with Ian and Cassie.

If you’re looking for a quick little sizzler, look no further than Digital Possession. They may live hundreds of miles apart but it won’t keep their hearts from growing close.

Falke’s Captive by Anna Leigh Keaton & Madison Layle



Falke’s Captive by Anna Leigh Keaton and Madison Layle
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (180 pages)
Other: M/F/M, Menage, mild BDSM, spanking, toys
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Honeysuckle

A graduate student working in animal genetics, Beth Coldwell is in town to track and tag big cats in the wild. Her prospects for the summer only improve when she meets Kelan and Reidar Falke and decides the sexy brothers are the right pair to fulfill her other, less than scientific, desires...

But her research is a threat to the Falke family secret. When Kelan, in cougar form, is captured, that secret comes closer than ever to being revealed. He escapes, but not before Beth draws a blood sample, and analysis shows this is no ordinary mountain lion.

Kelan and Reidar cannot deny the powerful attraction they feel toward Beth. She might just be their destined mate. But if they reveal themselves to her, will she embrace who they are or see them as just another science experiment?

How adventurous are you, Beth?”

Beth’s years of research into the habits of big cats will be severely tested when the puma she has been tracking starts chasing her instead.

As a family of Puma shifters, the Falke brothers have to be careful with their family’s secret. If ever they were discovered by the wrong person their entire world could crumble. In the second book in the Puma Nights series, we are introduced to brothers Kelan and Reider Falke. As the younger of the set of four cubs that were born in a litter, Kelan and Reider are as close as their brothers’ Axel and Gunner that we met in Falke’s Peak. Now that Gunner and Axel have found their mate, Kelan and Reider are hoping to be blessed with someone with whom they can share the secret and have their own happily ever after.

Inexplicably Kelan and Reider are drawn to graduate student Beth Coldwell. Is she the one? Will she be able to handle the truth? Why does she keep trying to shoot one of the brothers? That last question actually provides some comic relief in this highly charged romantic adventure.

As I mentioned, this is the second book in this collaboration between authors Anna Leigh Keaton and Madison Layle. After having read and reviewed the first book, Falkes Peak, I couldn’t wait to see what was going on with Axel, Gunner and Dakota. I knew with two more sets of brothers and a sister there had to be more stories to tell. Kelan, Reider and Beth’s story did not disappoint.

The premise of a young scientist with something to prove and goal to achieve being the brother’s mate was truly clever. How could they possibly find their HEA when she was the very thing they feared...and yet desired? You won’t want to miss this story.

Kelan and Reider may have been litter mates with Axel and Gunner but it’s clear they are the younger of the set. They each have their own strengths and weaknesses. Kelan is most like Axel in that he tends to be the “dominant” hot-headed one. Reider is the one who talks him down and gets him to see reason. The writers built these characters well and made them easy to love. The same can be said for Beth. One of the aspects I liked about her best is that she’s reasonable. She doesn’t over (or under) react when the boys reveal their secret. She doesn’t faint or run screaming from the room but she doesn’t smile blandly and say “okay” either. The writers built her up to be a scientist so she takes it all in as a scientist…and then she determines to protect her mates.

Younger brothers, Tor and Sin, still have to find their mate. We also got to spend more time with the only Falke girl, Heidi. Personally, I can’t wait for her story. The boys have a lot to overcome in finding a mate but Heidi’s task is considerably harder. You’ll have to get into the Puma Nights series to understand what I mean. This is a terrific series from two very talented writers. There is lots of action both in and out of the bedroom to keep you turning pages to the perfect ending.

White Knight by Mari Carr



White Knight by Mari Carr
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (98 Pages)
Other: M/F, BDSM, Anal Sex/Play, spanking, toys
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Foxglove

Shea Landon knows this is a bad idea. But when you’re broke, tired and homeless, you do crazy things. She decides to crash in her new place of employment, a fetish club, borrowing the big, comfy bed that’s used as a stage prop. She doesn’t realize she’s not alone…

Travis Knight knows this is a bad idea. As he views his new waitress sneaking around the club after hours, he realizes he should fire her, call the police. Instead, captivated, he watches her on the same security monitors that separate him from the world. Until watching isn’t nearly enough…

Two people—one desperate, one broken, both hopelessly alone. Two people assuaging their needs through spanking and sex games, bondage and taboo fantasy. It’s enough. It has to be—when the biggest secret between them might be a tragedy neither can overcome.

White Knight is Mari Carr’s excellent follow up to Black Jack, and told in much the same manner. I like the way she blends historical fantasy and contemporary romance to create a rich and detailed world, where her characters are able to express their wants, needs and vent their fears as well. Her characters are well defined, and the dialog is intelligent and well crafted.

Shea Landon is a survivor. She spent her youth raising her mother, but now it is time for her to live for herself. She says she is a cliché: born in Las Vegas, with a stripper for a mom and no idea who her father was. But she is smart, strong and determined to make a new start in Los Angels. I like her strength of character, and her determination to go to college, and to better her life. And I love her fictional ‘alter ego’ created in Travis’ fantasies, and her desire to reach out for what she wants.

Travis Knight is smart, strong and a loner. He is a tortured soul, both in real life, and in his fantasy of long ago. He has secrets, things he has never told anyone, even his two closest friends, Emma and Jack. When he gets to know Shea, he recognizes in her a kindred spirit, someone who is just as wounded in her way as he is. I love Travis, and enjoyed watching as he finally finds a way to connect to another human being, and as he begins to open up, he starts to heal inside.

This is actually a very sweet romance, but it is also one of the hottest books I have ever read. That may sound like a contradiction, but once you read White Knight, you will understand what I mean. Mari Carr has managed to merge sweet and hot, and make one scorching tale of hot and kinky action that still weaves a sweet ‘first love’ tale into the mix. I recommend this to those who enjoy a bit of kink with their happy ever after, along with some very creative use of ‘toys’.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Demon’s Captive by Selena Illyria



Demon’s Captive by Selena Illyria
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (43 pages)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Forced Seduction, Toys
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Verbena

Hellhound/werewolf Casey Mae can track anything put in front of her. The bounty is everything. She doesn't have time for distractions, especially if they come in the form of a dark-haired, green-eyed sex demon. Just because he says he wants her doesn't mean she has to want him. Does it?

Blaise has wanted Casey Mae since he first laid eyes on her. He's not taking no for an answer even if he has to tie her up. Come morning, she won't be able to deny what she feels for him. He'll make sure of it.

For the first time in her life, her hellhound has left her high and dry.

Tied up and at the mercy of a ruthless sex demon, Casey Mae finds herself at the wrong end of the rope. Question is, is she a helpless prisoner or willing captive? Bound by more than just the cords around her wrists, can Casey abandon a lifetime of suppressed emotions and let Blaise have more than just a good time with her body?

A Hellhound by birth and bounty hunter by nature, Casey lived for one thing and one thing only: the next target. She didn’t need sex, didn’t need female fluff, she just needed the next job and the tools to complete it. So what is it about Blaise that drives her insane? She’d stayed at his hotel a time or two—it was the only place around that offered protection for paranormal creatures like herself—but she certainly didn’t see why the very thought of him drove her to contemplate things she’d rather not dwell on. If he were something other than a sex demon, she might even consider giving him a go between the sheets, scratch the infernal itch she had around him. But sex demons were notorious for wreaking havoc on their bed partners, and she had no desire to be the next notch in his bedpost, so to speak.

Blaise can have any woman he wants—he is a sex demon, after all, and a master of seduction. But the one he wants won’t even give him the time of day. He knows she’s attracted to him; the desire in her eyes and aroma of her sex speaks louder than the lack of interest she portrays. He’s waited a long time for her to come to her senses and acknowledge the magnetism between them. Since she seems hell bent on denying him, he’ll just have to take matters into his own hands—as well as a few other parts of his body. A lucky break in the weather affords him the opportunity he’s been waiting for. Before the night is through, he vows she’ll be begging for more. Funny thing is; he might just get more than what he bargained for.

Demon’s Captive is one of those books that you can read in one sitting. The pace is very quick and non-stop. I enjoyed the power-struggle between these two, but wish the author would have taken more time to build characters. Ms. Illyira does provide enough information to get a decent understanding of Casey Mae’s and Blaise’s personalities, and why the two have such a hard time relinquishing control. The banter between them is entertaining. I did notice a few minor point-of-view violations, but most readers would probably overlook these. While I would like to have seen some more character development, the author fulfills the main purpose of the story. Overall, I enjoyed reading it.

Don’t have time for a full-length tale but want to get your hands on a hot and juicy read during lunch? Then grab a copy of Demon’s Captive by Selena Illyria, she doesn’t disappoint. It’s the perfect read to warm up a chilly afternoon.

Storming His Heart by Marie Harte



Storming His Heart by Marie Harte
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (139 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Anemone

She’d give anything to lose control.

A Westlake Enterprises story

Storm Buchanan’s talent for mind control comes in handy as an investigator for a private agency, but it’s hell on her love life. Men bow to her every whim, so there’s no challenge. Where’s the fun in that?

Maybe that’s why she can’t trust herself around Rafe Savage. The smug, sexy, annoying investigator for a rival firm is the one man who seems impervious to her power. Worse, when he kisses her, she all-too-willingly slips under his control.

Rafe’s gift for seeing into the future doesn’t usually blindside him…until it comes to Storm. The beautiful seductress assaults his control on all fronts, and the spontaneous flashes of her life in danger have his every instinct on alert.

When attempts on both their lives escalate, Storm and Rafe must stick together to find a madman bent on vengeance. While it’s no surprise that their enforced proximity has their bodies going up in flames, neither expects lust to melt into love. Or that they’ll need every ounce of their combined skills to fight for a future that could die before it’s born.

Rafe Savage spells temptation for Storm Buchanan. There are so many reasons she shouldn’t want Rafe. He’s a member of competitive firm and he’s the same jerk who compromises her mission, but after a taste of passion from him, she’s willing to give them a try, especially since Rafe seems immune to Storm’s psychic abilities.

Storm and Rafe have beautiful chemistry in this sexy romance but with the fast paced action plot, their romance got lost in the shuffle. There were a few tantalizing previews that kept the romance plot moving along but in between those parts were a bit murky.

While the action scenes kept me riveted all the way to the end, the world building left a bit to be desired. This is the second book in the series (I didn’t read the first) so it may be one of those series you have to read in order to get the greatest readability from. Saying that, the sex was hot and the attraction between the characters was off the charts scorching hot. Ms. Harte wows with sex scenes that will make your heart pump.

Storming His Heart is a great book for people who want to give a new series a try. Ms. Harte has created an exciting and sexy tale that is a fun read as well and I recommend it for action adventure lovers who like a little extra psychic twist with their stories.

Temporary Insanity by Victoria Blisse



Temporary Insanity by Victoria Blisse
Publisher: Total-E-Bound
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (51 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, M/F/M, F/F, M/M, F/M/M, Ménage, Anal Play, Fetish, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Anemone

Two guys, a girl and an office sex bet.

Caroline hates working at Forbes and Richardson until she walks in on Matt and Connor kissing passionately against the photocopier. They admit they enjoy being watched and invite her to be the voyeur to their exhibitionism.

Watching leads to participation as the three of them agree on a bet that makes the working day all the more fun and definitely sexier. How brave is Caroline? What risks is she willing to take to get her ultimate prize –a threesome with the two hottest execs in the company.

Caroline expected this to be just an average temp job but when she catches two managers, Matt and Connor, going at it hot and heavy in the copy room, her days turn into anything but ordinary. An invitation to watch the men going at it turns into more, a bet between three co-workers to see how steamy their office life can get.

Ms. Blisse has created a hot little ticket here in this quick read. Even though this is a short story, the characters were well-developed and believable, not to mention sexy beyond belief. The chemistry is abundant between the characters, all the way to the very end.

While the sex scenes were well planned out and extremely hot, one scene between the two men felt very clunky. The who’s and where’s were a little off and it took several re-reads to figure out how she was watching them. I didn’t mind though. I enjoyed reading the scene several times over. And with an unexpected plot twist at the end that brought about an HEA, the story ended on a sexy high note.

Ms. Blisse has a winner with this office romance gone wild and I highly recommend it. This is my first read from this author and it won’t be my last.