Kat Bastion & Stone Bastion – The Espionage Effect (Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway)

The Espionage Effect by Kat Bastion & Stone Bastion

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My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

When desire sets you free…control is a matter of perception.

I’m Devin Hill.

Darkness taints my soul.

I’m suffocating. Drowning.

The sweet promise of air? Pure illusion.

Tested as a genius at age seven, I hide my emotions, become what they expect…bury my secrets. At nineteen, I trudge toward a predestined path, blinders on, heart safeguarded.

Until I dare to be wild.

Until Alec Marquez crashes into my world.

Until all that follows redefines everything I’ve ever known.

What happens when you stumble into a world of spies…and discover you belong there?

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Cate Bellerose – Teach Me (Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway)

Teach Me by Cate Bellerose

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My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

To keep her safe, I have to push her away.

Amber’s smart, sexy and too damn stubborn for her own good. This job isn’t what she thinks, and working with me is dangerous. I try to keep my distance, but she keeps coming back and every time it gets harder to let her go.

I can’t always be there to protect her, but how can I push her away, when all I want to do is tie her down and make her mine?

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Eric. My hero. My adversary. My weakness.

He roars into my life on his bike, driving me crazy. One moment he chases me away, the next he’s tying me up and making me scream with pleasure. I don’t know his secret, but no way will I let him scare me off without a fight. Not now that he’s let me in.

I’ll keep coming back until he figures out what he really needs.

Me.

Teach Me is a steamy romance novella that contains sordid and explicit depictions of sexual activity by consenting adults in a BDSM setting, and is for adults only. It is a standalone story with no cliffhangers.

Me.

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Amelia Bishop – Night Vision (Review & Excerpt)

Night Vision by Amelia Bishop

Series: Stand Alone
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My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Theron Antonopolis, a strige, feeds on human emotion. In a tranquil suburban neighborhood, his best meals come from a quiet systems administrator who’s become more than a source of nourishment for Theron—Alex Rowler is an obsession. Theron can no longer remain in the shadows. When they meet, any attraction Alex feels toward the sexy monster is overshadowed by his anxiety and distrust of Theron’s supernatural powers. But sensing the underlying arousal, Theron begins courting his human.

As months pass, Theron falls deeply in love, and the need to complete the strige bonding ceremony with his human lover becomes overwhelming. But a permanent commitment is too much, too soon for Alex, and he delays the joining, despite Theron’s insistence they are running out of time. As an unbonded pair, however, Theron and Alex draw the attention of the Midnight Parliament, and the lovers are brought to trial to determine their fate

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Ophelia Bell – Ascend (Review & Excerpt)

Ascend by Ophelia Bell

Series: Sleeping Dragons #6
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My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Corey has always led an honorable life. He’s worked hard, found success doing a job he enjoys. He longs for a partner—a woman who will be his match, who might love him as much as she challenges him.

The last thing he ever expected was to wind up the consort of the Dragon Queen.

Racha, the Queen of Dragons, is awake after five centuries, but her promised mate is reluctant to bed her, the last and most crucial step in the ritual to awaken the brood of dragons she rules.

Will she be able to convince him before the magic consumes her?

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Ophelia Bell – Nexus (Review & Excerpt)

Nexus by Ophelia Bell

Series: Sleeping Dragons #5
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My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Born to a race of creatures that strictly polices its presence among humans, Kris possesses a gift only one dragon in each generation may possess – that of a human form that requires no magic to maintain. Only to Kris, his form is a curse because it means he has spent his life without the touch of another since he left his mother’s breast.

Graced by his mother with the mark of his race and raised by a reclusive sect of monks, Kris learns his destiny, and the means to shed his affliction, lies within the slumbering depths of a long forgotten temple in the Sumatran jungle. To fulfill his destiny, he must lead a group of archaeologists there to awaken his brethren.

Kris has been a patient observer during the ritual, watching while the dragons of the temple’s court gathered sexual energy from the humans. But finally his part of the ritual is at hand. His task is to receive that gathered power through the same means it was taken, and serve as the conduit through which that energy will awaken their Queen.

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Cate Bellerose – Make Me (Review, Excerpt, Interview, & Giveaway)

Make Me by Cate Bellerose

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sassy mouth, spankable ass, curves that won’t quit. I can’t get Dawn off my mind.

The chemistry in our scenes is off the charts, but me and love parted ways a long time ago. I can’t let her get used to me riding in to save the day every time she’s in trouble, but now she’s under my skin, and to make her behave I might just have to make her mine.

– – – – –

Gabriel loves my bratty attitude, and I love the way he puts me in my place. No Dom has ever worked me over like he does. It’s like he knows my body better than I do. What it needs. What it can take. He doesn’t want a relationship, but that’s okay. I don’t need forever, so long as he gives me tonight.

That all changes when he saves my life. Now I’m falling hard and fast, but it’ll take more than making him breakfast to convince him I’m not like his bitch of an ex. He needs me as badly as I need him, and I’m going to prove it the best way I know how.

By giving him a challenge he’ll never be able to resist.

Me.

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Ophelia Bell – Shadows (Review & Excerpt)

Shadows by Ophelia Bell

Series: Sleeping Dragons #4
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My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Everyone has a little bit of darkness in them. Hallie’s denied her own inner demons for months, running whenever someone gets too close to illuminating things she’d rather keep hidden. On the run from her past yet again, she fakes some credentials to join an archaeology expedition to the Sumatran jungle that sounds like the perfect way to escape. Out of her depth, she struggles not to let her teammates know she’s not really one of them, but she learns the dragon temple they discover might provide answers to questions she’d been afraid to ask.

The first night inside the temple she awakens to an invisible presence bringing her to heights of pleasure she’s never known before. He then disappears into the darkness without a word. She chases a shadow that might just be a hallucination, but pleasure like that can’t be all in her head.

When she finds her shadow man, she also comes face to face with her own darkness. She is forced to reconcile her past in order to embrace the person who will finally give her a reason to stop running.

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Ophelia Bell – Gemini (Review & Excerpt)

Gemini by Ophelia Bell

Series: Sleeping Dragons #3
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My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Dimitri and his twin brother, Alex, always led a charmed life. The inseparable twins were were good looking and smart. They grew up in an idyllic part of the world on the island of Crete. They studied hard together at university and graduated from a prestigious school with honors. But tragedy struck and Dimitri’s other half was wrenched from his life.

After that Dimitri struggled to fill the emptiness his brother’s death left behind. He had girlfriends. He had boyfriends. But nothing ever clicked, so he focused on being an award-winning anthropologist just hoping to distract himself enough from his loss to eventually move on. Then the offer of a lifetime fell at his feet, an expedition the likes of which he’d never imagined and just outrageous enough to spark his interest.

After a two-week trek through the Sumatran jungle, Dimitri’s wildest dreams are trumped by what he finds inside the dragon temple. Twin golden dragons await inside a dark chamber for him to awaken them. Will he be able to satisfy them both? All he knows when faced with the dilemma is that his sanity might just depend on it.

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Kat Bastion & Stone Bastion – For Valentine’s (Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway)

For Valentine’s by Kat Bastion & Stone Bastion

Series: No Weddings #4.5
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My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

This steamy nightcap novella, the fifth book in the No Weddings Series, takes us on a post-happily-ever-after adventure as Cade attempts to rewrite Valentine’s Day with his new wife, Hannah.

Wedded bliss. After everything Hannah and I have been through, we finally have it. Yet dark dreams from my troubled past continue to escalate as we approach Valentine’s Day.

Determined to fill our present with great memories that overtake all others, I plan a trip to New York—down to every scheduled detail. Yeah, there will even be a musical.

But Mother Nature has a few tricks up her sleeve. And the universe keeps throwing us curveballs…

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Ophelia Bell – Tabula Rasa (Review & Excerpt)

Tabula Rasa by Ophelia Bell

Series: Sleeping Dragons #2
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My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Camille’s smart, bookish, and very shy demeanor has left her in the dust where men are concerned. But she loves her job as a linguist specializing in lost, ancient languages. When she gets chosen for an expedition into the far reaches of the Sumatran jungle the likes of which no one has attempted before, she jumps at the opportunity. Along the way, she becomes enamored of the geologist, a beautiful man named Eben, but is too shy to approach him and he seems to keep his distance.

Something inside the dragon temple awakens a deeper part of her and soon she learns of the ritual to awaken a long-forgotten race of creatures the world hasn’t seen in thousands of years. Her research tells her she’s a key. A virgin sacrifice. But it doesn’t tell her what that means. The magic in the temple reveals only that the dragons must awaken for her to earn Eben’s attention.

She sheds her inhibitions in one dark, heated moment to make it happen. What follows is pleasure beyond her wildest and dirtiest dreams.

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