Connie Cliff – One Kink at a Time (Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway)

One Kink at a Time by Connie Cliff

Series: Amanda’s Kinkdom, #2
Source: Review by Request
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This the sequel to the best-selling Whose Kink Is It Anyway.

Follow Amanda as she plunges into new sexy thrills. In the second installment of Kinky Adventures, she walks in on her husband, with not one — but two lovers. She gets entangled (quiet literally) in an affair with her neighbor, who’s got his own set of kinks. And she even gets to indulge in a threesome of her own. After all, if her husband can do it, why can’t she?

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Alyssa Turner – Polished (Review, Excerpt, Interview, & Giveaway)

Polished by Alyssa Turner

Source: Review by Request
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My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

It seemed like they had everything, but they didn’t have Jack.

Without question Spencer Hartley burns hot for his girlfriend, Rory, but his other desires are hidden down deep. He might blow things up for a living and climb mountains for kicks, but the scariest thing in his life is the truth about his sexuality.

Jack Rothman works hard and plays dirty. After long, demanding days in his family’s engineering firm, he indulges in the pleasures of silk restraints and fine wine. Lots of hot meaningless sex helps him forget that he’s suffocating, with no one to give him a reason to breathe.

When a catastrophic accident traps Spencer in a flooded subway tunnel with Jack, they need each other to survive. But something strong stirs down there in the darkness, and it’s more than their desperation to live. There’s a spark between them that’s impossible to ignore.

Rory Campbell would love to give Spencer the one thing he doesn’t have, the freedom to explore his secret desires. But how does that fit into her picture-perfect relationship? When Jack invites the couple to his sprawling Hamptons beach house, Rory realizes that she has secret desires of her own–the kind only Jack’s Dominant hand across her bare bottom can satisfy…

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Zoey Derrick – Redeeming Kyle (Review & Exclusive 69 Bottles Trailer launch)

Redeeming Kyle by Zoey Derrick

Series: 69 Bottles #3
Source: Review by Request
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My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Falling in love was the easy part…

For Talon Carver, the commanding and charismatic lead singer of the rock band 69 Bottles, life has never been better—or worse. His heart’s at a full 11 for Addison Beltrand, his feisty PR rep. But admitting it was a much different tune. The dilemma’s even more complicated when adding his other lover to the mix: Kyle Black, the band’s handsome, sweet and sexy manager.

Why ruin a good thing, right? Things are pretty damn perfect for the trio—in and out of bed. But just when they find their best rhythm with each other, a rocky night in Minneapolis forces all three to reexamine their feelings—and take their relationship to new levels.

But can love be enough?

The band’s soaring popularity, along with the pressures of maintaining an unconventional relationship on a high-profile rock tour, start to take their toll. When Addison starts to fall apart, Talon and Kyle must come to terms with how important she is to them both.

Can Addison find the strength to be their glue once more?

What happens when the world goes on…but yours suddenly stops?

When everything looks like it’s going to fall apart? Is love enough to bring Talon, Kyle, and Addison back to each other’s arms…and with it, the magic that true redemption can bring?

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Bey Deckard – Caged: Love and Treachery on the High Seas (Review & Excerpt)

Caged: Love and Treachery on the High Seas by Bey Deckard

Series: Baal’s Heart #1
Source: Review by Request
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My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Sheltered and lonely, Jon’s life changes drastically when a strange ship sails into the harbour of his small port town one day. Trapped between the possessive pirate captain and his murderous first mate, he must learn to adapt or he will lose himself completely. An epic tale of love, treachery and revelation, this first installment of the Baal’s Heart trilogy brings you into the lives of three men so bound together by jealousy and lies that they must sail to the very ends of the earth to find forgiveness.

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Zoey Derrick – Craving Talon (Review, Exclusive Excerpt, 69 Bottles Playlist, & Giveaway)

Craving Talon by Zoey Derrick

Series: 69 Bottles #2
Source: Review by Request
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My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Rock hard once again with Zoey Derrick’s sizzling hot rock & roll series!

The story picks up as 69 Bottles continues their tour, riding a surge of success thanks to an impromptu duet between Talon and Addison.

It’s a crazy turn of life for Addison Beltrand, who’s always lived to work and worked to live. Now, everything is shifted upside down—and that’s not a bad thing. Stepping on the 69 Bottles tour bus has banished the heartache of her past, and feels like a rocking new beginning.

Talon Carver and Kyle Black couldn’t agree more. The band’s lead singer and manager are falling hard for the beautiful rock chick, and will do anything to keep her in their bed—and between their bodies—forever.

The trio’s blissful bubble is popped by a danger nobody has anticipated. The band’s security team, always watchful for fan attacks on the members, isn’t prepared for what happens to Addison during this leg of the tour. Will Kyle and Talon be able to help save Addison? Or will her fear force her to pack her bags and return to LA?

Everything hinges on her decision…

Two men. One woman. A rock band. A tour bus. One Wild Ride…

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Ophelia Bell – Nexus (Review & Excerpt)

Nexus by Ophelia Bell

Series: Sleeping Dragons #5
Source: Review by Request
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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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Ophelia Bell – Gemini (Review & Excerpt)

Gemini by Ophelia Bell

Series: Sleeping Dragons #3
Source: Review by Request
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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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Ophelia Bell – Tabula Rasa (Review & Excerpt)

Tabula Rasa by Ophelia Bell

Series: Sleeping Dragons #2
Source: Review by Request
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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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Zoey Derrick – Claiming Addison (Review, Excerpt, Interview, & Giveaway)

Claiming Addison by Zoey Derrick

Series: 69 Bottles #1
Source: Review by Request
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My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

For Addison Beltrand, PR rep for Bold International, Inc. climbing the corporate ladder is all that matters in life. Her hard work is finally rewarded with the promotion she’s worked her ass off to earn—but the gig comes at a price. She leaves in two days for a twelve-week tour with America’s hottest alternative rock band, 69 Bottles.

Talon Carver, lead singer of 69 Bottles, has no problem with women–as long as they’re gone by morning. When Addison shakes up his world, it’s a huge problem—compounded by the fact that Addison’s not the only one he wants.

Kyle Black, manager of 69 Bottles, has a secret. He and Addison are closer than she thinks, but telling her could keep her away. When Talon sets his sights on Addison, Kyle uses his secret to push her into Talon’s arms, only to discover she isn’t the only one he needs.

Two men. One dilemma.

Talon is wild, reckless and loves control.

Kyle is calm, collected and loves passion.

The perfect balance…or Addison’s ultimate undoing?

Talon and Kyle push their boundaries and Addison’s, but can they throw their reservations to the wind and claim her together?

Two men. One woman. A rock band. A tour bus. One Wild Ride…

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Patricia A. Knight – Hers to Command

Hers to Command by Patricia A. Knight

Series: Verdantia #1
Source: Personal Library
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

For some, existence without their mate might seem like the end of their world…
…for the members of Verdantia’s Tetriarch, it would be.

Conte Camliel Aristos deTano, Ari, has long spurned the marriage forced upon him. His contractual bride, Princess Fleur Constante, the beautiful future queen though young and inexperienced, is willing to risk everything, including her own sanity, to save her planet.

The inhabitants of the sentient planet, Verdantia, are poised on the precipice of extinction following a brutal invasion by an off-world, nomadic horde. Verdantia’s capital, Sylvan Mintoth, must have its failing energy shield restored, or the planet is doomed. The Elders know the shield can draw energy from only one thing ~ a very arduous and grueling coupling of two specific people who were pre-chosen by the planet Herself and promised by prearranged marriage contract.

Verdantia draws strength from the duo, but the sentient planet whispers to Ari that a third is necessary ~ Ari’s aide de camp, Visconte Doral deLorion, an angelically handsome, skilled assassin who silently surrendered his heart to Ari long ago.

The trio struggles to make this surprising partnership harmonious, pushing through pride, scars of past abuse, fears of inexperience and distrust. To save Verdantia, they must overcome their individual weaknesses and realize their full potential. Only the Tetriarch and their combined synergy, can harness Verdantia’s immense power to shield its citizens from invasion.

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All hail the Tetriarch!
I’m crazy excited that I’ve found a new series to sink my teeth into…
Please excuse me while I gush all over this book…

“Oh yes, our planet hangs in the balance.” With a tortured inhalation, he shuddered, “No pressure.”

The world of Verdantia is beautifully detailed. This is a lovely blend of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Erotica, Romance, & Intrigue… And it is incredibly entertaining!

I’d like to create some kind of award for ‘Best Prologue’ just for this book… I was given a thorough recounting of an entire planet’s History, Technology, Climatology, Sociology, and Social Hierarchy without becoming over-inundated with information… That’s damn impressive!

I thrive on originality, and what I found in the pages of Hers to Command was a wonderful adventure of love, lust, and fantasy!

Let’s break it down:

1. The planet Verdantia has an electromagnetic force which renders all technology useless, so even though we have all the Science Fiction hallmarks of spaceships, battle-cruisers, phasers, etc. None of these items work on the surface of the planet. Verdantians live in a pseudo-gilded-iron-age type setting… Add in the royal hierarchy and arranged marriages, and you’re left with an atmosphere equal parts Science-Fiction & Historical Romance…

2. The Planet Verdantia is sentient: She has feelings, and interacts with her population. That interaction occurs when certain Verdantians have sex… Crazy, sweaty, kinky, burn-up-the sheets sex…

All this awesome sex helps the planet to flourish – it keeps the lights on, makes the crops grow, and it powers the shields which protect the planet from outside forces…

3. It stands to reason that a planet which requires Her citizens to have ritualistic fuck-fests would also have vast resources of harvestable aphrodisiac, right? Right! This sacred aphrodisiac (known as cinnagin) is used in sexual Rites and is a highly valuable resource coveted by the greedy enemies of Verdantia.

One such enemy is the Haarb. They invaded Verdantia and began systematically slaughtering Her inhabitants, leaving only a handful of Magisters capable to performing the magick necessary to generate protective shields around the planet.

Can you tell how excited I am?!?!

ARI

“You will obey me without fail. Our lives rest on your obedience.”

Ari is on the front lines of the war against the invading Haarb. He is pulled from his position as Commander of Verdantia’s army by an important message – the last remaining energy shield is failing, and as a trained Magister, he must return to the palace to perform the Great Rite

But his partner for the Rite is someone he has avoided for years…
His arranged marriage to the Princess is a burden he has fought vehemently…
To his surprise, she is ignorant of the marriage contract…

FLEUR

“Gentle, fearfully delicate. So intensely desirable.”

Fleur is the high-spirited princess of a world which is being driven to the point of extinction. She is the only female on the surface of the planet who is capable of performing the Great Rite necessary to power the remaining shields…

But she has not had nearly enough training…
Failure to complete the Rite is dangerous in the best of times, but now the fate of the entire planet hangs in the balance…

DORAL

“By all the gods, you are a visual feast. You devastated my senses from the first moment I saw you.”

Doral is a highly skilled assassin and right hand man of Ari. He is known as The Beast – tortured by a sadistic mistress and trained to be a cold-hearted killer…

Though, Doral’s heart has warmed to Ari in the time he has served as his Visconte. Not that Doral would ever voice those desires…

As Ari departs for the palace, Doral’s chance at love leaves with him… But Verdantia is whispering for a third in the Rites

It is the rise of second great Tetriarch, powerful enough to finally bring an end to the war.

All three must come together in order to save the world.

In Addition, they face:
Political Corruption,
Assassination Plots,
A Fragile Romance,
Arranged Marriages,
Broken Contracts,
& Shielded Hearts…

I’ll leave it to you to figure out if this book is up your cup of tea… But I fucking loved it every now and then I would wonder: Was this book written specifically for me?!?

It ticked every single box on my naughty-book check-list:
Beautiful writing,
an MMF Romance (You know I’m an MMF whore),
the perfect amount of fantasy,
panty-soaking sex of the highest caliber,
& Impossible-to-put-down fun…

I loved this book so much I’ve already started the next book in the series! I can’t think of a better recommendation than that!