Weekend Updates 7/11/15

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In celebration of Shurrn’s Birthday, The Smutsonian is giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Click here to Enter!

Win your choice of any eBook in our Top Five Book BFFs Post – Winner’s Choice! Click here to enter!

We’re giving away all four books in the deliciously sexy MM series, All American Studs. Click here to enter.

In celebration our review of Lovely by Elizabeth SaFleur, the author is giving away three amazing prizes on The Smutsonian! Click here to Enter!

We’re thrilled to be giving away both titles in the Enthrall Novellas series from Vanessa Fewings! Meet Dr. Cameron Cole and find out why he dominated our Book Boyfriends list! Click here to enter!

New Releases

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Katy Evans – Manwhore +1 (Manwhore #2)

Pepper Winters – Ruin & Rule (Pure Corruption MC #1)

Smutsonian Approved Tara Crescent – The Watcher

Aly Martinez – Fighting Shadows (On the Ropes #2)

K.A. Linde – Gold (All that Glitters #2)

Bella Jewel – Flawed Love (House of Obsidian #2)

Kim Karr – Toxic

Stacey Kennedy – Commanded (Club Sin #6)

Kristen Proby – Easy Charm (Boudreaux #2)

S.E. Dean – Relinquish (Embrace Series, #1)

Lexi Ryan – Playing with Fire

Rhys Ford – Ink and Shadows (Ink and Shadows #1)

Aurora Rose Reynolds – Fighting to Breathe (Shooting Stars #1)

Daisy Harris – Ghost in the Flames (Fire and Rain #5)

Katy Regnery – Proposing to Preston (The Winslow Brothers #2)

Megan Mulry – Bound with Passion

Scarlett Cole – The Strongest Steel (Second Circle Tattoos #1)

Roan Parrish – In the Middle of Somewhere (In the Middle of Somewhere #1)

Alexa Riley – Pulling Her Trigger (Ghost Riders MC #1)

Heather D’Agostino – My Broken Angel (Broken #3)

Liz Crowe – Hat Trick (Black Jack Gentlemen #4)

Ash Adams – Meeting the Step (The Step #1)

S.K. Cross – Indecent Cravings

Devyn Morgan – Unfading (Book Two)

Cover Reveals

Elisabeth Grace – Indecision (Expected publication: August 31st 2015)

Jewel E. Ann – End of Day (Jack & Jill #1) Expected publication: August 2015

Leylah Attar – The Paper Swan (Expected publication: August 4th 2015)

Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy – Him (Expected publication: July 28th 2015)

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Alexa Riley – Taking What’s Ours (Forced Submission #2)

Airicka Phoenix – The Voyeur Next Door

Voracious Vixens, 13 Novels of Sexy Horror and Hot Paranormal Romance (Adult Paranormal Romance Anthology)

GIF of the Week

It’s no secret that Shurrn is a collector of GIFs – she’s a regular goddamn magpie when it comes to picking up little moving images… Unfortunately, not all awesome GIFs are applicable to reviews or live blogging her books… So, each week Shurrn will bless us with a new ridiculous GIF…

Next Week

We are absolutely packed with smutty goodness next week!
Some of the exciting highlights: 

  • The Smutsonian is thrilled to bring you a review of The Espionage Effect, the upcoming release from Kat & Stone Bastion
  • We have a review of book four in the amazing Qui Treaty Collection, Submit by Treaty.
  • We’re bringing you a review of a delicious MMF story, One in Waiting by Holley Trent.

Plus we have excerpts, interviews with some of the most talented authors to type a sex-scene, and several giveaways! Stay tuned my darling perverts!

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Weekend Updates 3/07/15

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 If you’re snowed in (like we are) be sure to take the time to curl up with a warm blanket and a naughty book or three!

We’ve got some amazing selections for you this week, so let’s get started, shall we?

Active Giveaways

We’re giving away two eBook copies of SARGE by Bet Deckard. It’s the first book in her F.I.S.T.S. series and features MM D/s Enter here.

We’re giving away three copies of Love for the Cold-Blooded Or: The Part-Time Evil Minion’s Guide to Accidentally Dating a Superhero by Alex Gabriel. Enter here!

New Releases

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Kendall Grey – Rock (Hard Rock Harlots #4)

(Smutsonian Approved) Dominique Gerard – DILF Dave (All American Studs #3)

Kim Karr – The 27 Club

Kristen Proby – Easy Love (Boudreaux #1)

Jennifer Probst – Chasing Me (Sex on the Beach series)

A.M. Madden – Stone Walls

Lexi Ryan – Something Real (Reckless & Real #2)

Ruth Clampett – The Masterpiece (Work of Art #3)

Joanne Schwehm – The Critic

Jay McLean – Boy Toy Chronicles (Toy Boy Chronicles #1)

C.E. Black – A Shifted Wedding (Alpha Division #2.5)

Cover Reveals

Kindle Alexander – Closet Confession (Part of the Night Shift: Dirty Things Happen in the Dark Anthology) Expected publication: March 17th 2015 (Available for Pre-Order)

Cee Smith – Stolen Donor (Stolen Series, Book 1) Expected Publication: 2015

Jessica Prince – Scattered Colors (Expected Publication: 2015)

Lucia Franco – Hold On to Me (Expected publication: April 28th 2015)

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Sarah Darlington – He Belongs with Me

Ainsley Booth – Hate Fuck: Part One (Hate Fuck #1)

Sherri Hayes – Welcome to Serpent’s Kiss (Serpent’s Kiss 0.5)

Lola Gabriella – Pink Surrender: An Erotic Romance (Colors of Passion #1)

Magus Tor & Carrie Lynn Weniger – Another Cinderella Story (True Love Comedy, #2)

Carly Phillips – Dare to Love (Dare to Love #1)

 

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Brandon Shire – The Love of Wicked Men – Episode 1 (The Love of Wicked Men #1)

Katie Slater – Pull Out Slowly

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Well, my Darlings, I’ve been snowed in this week…

I’ve officially seen more snow in the last two days than I’ve seen in my entire life. Somewhere between 16 – 20″ in 24ish hours. Luckily, I was snowed in at home with my dogs, my books, Netflix (Dr. Who), and a mountain of quilts. Others near by weren’t so lucky… Fact: Snow is always better from the inside of your house.

Next Week

We are absolutely packed with smutty goodness next week!
Some of the exciting highlights: 

More MM March!

  • We have a review of Criss Cross – book two in our new obsession – The PsyCop series!
  • We’re bringing you a delightfully taboo story from M. Corvidae, My Brother’s Keeper.
  • The Smutsonian is thrilled to bring you the newest title in Dominique Gerard‘s fabulous All American Studs series – DILF Dave is delicious!
  • Because you asked for it, We’ve got a review of Kindle Alexander‘s Double Full. We asked you what MM stories were skipped over by The Smutsonian, and Double Full was the #1 mentioned title.

Plus we have excerpts, interviews with some of the most talented authors to type a sex-scene, and several giveaways! Stay tuned my darling perverts!

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Weekend Updates 1/31/15

We are so excited to announce that last week The Smutsonian reached (and surpassed) 25,000 email subscribers!

We are thrilled, honored, and humbled at how many readers are enjoying our blog. We love reading smutty books and we’re so thankful for all of our amazing followers!

But enough about how awesome we are (so much for the ‘humble’ part) we have awesome news for you!

Have you Pre-Ordered this badass anthology yet? Take Me: Twelve Tales of Dark Possession is due out on February 3rd, 2015 and it features some of our very favorite authors. Perfect for lovers of Dark Romances, and an incredible deal! If you bought all twelve books in this Anthology separately, you’d spend over $40, but if you pre-oder, you’ll get the entire collection for only 99¢! This set will only be available for a limited time, so go exercise that one-click finger!

We gave away 3 copes of ALL THREE novels in the Enthrall Sessions series by Vanessa Fewings to the following lucky winners: M’tika HeibelEva Jane! Congratulations ladies; we hope you enjoy the Enthrall Sessions series as much as we did!

We gave away a copy of the historical MM Erotic Romance, Bedmates by J. Dunatos to Stef Burroughs!

Wat to be a winner too?
The following Giveaway is still open:

We’re giving away signed first edition paperbacks of Enthrall Him by Vanessa Fewings to three luck Smutsonian Readers! Click here to enter!

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J.A. Huss – Three, Two, One (321)

Nikki Sloane – Three Simple Rules (Blindfold Club #1)

Jamie McGuire – Beautiful Redemption (The Maddox Brothers #2)

Pepper Winters – Second Debt (Indebted #3)

Kelly Jamieson – Playing Dirty (Windy City Kink #3)

Kristen Proby – Falling for Jillian (Love Under the Big Sky #3)

Carmen Jenner – Kick (Savage Saints MC #1)

Lili St. Germain – Cartel (Cartel #1)

Skyla Madi – Broken: Round One (Broken #1)

M. Clarke & Alexandrea Weis – Behind the Door (Part 1)

Felicity Heaton – Craved by an Alpha (Eternal Mates #5)

Tina Folsom – One Long Embrace (Eternal Bachelors Club #5)

Maya St. James – Pawn (Pawn #1)

Lilly Avalon – Longing (Resist #2)

Karina Bliss – Rise (Rock Solid #1)

Penelope Douglas – Aflame (Fall Away #4) Expected publication: April 21st 2015 (Available for Pre-Order)

Christina Lee – There You Stand (Between Breaths #5) Expected publication: April 21st 2015 (Available for Pre-Order)

W.S. Greer – Defending Her (Expected publication: February 16th 2015)

Ann Marie Walker & Amy K. Rogers – Remind Me (Chasing Fire #1) Expected publication: April 21st 2015 (Available for Pre-Order)

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Laurelin Paige – Fixed on You (Fixed #1)

Scott Hildreth – Undefeated (Fighter Erotic Romance #1)

K.M. Scott – Crash into Me (Heart of Stone #1)

S.M. Shade – The Last Woman (All That Remains #1)

Tara Oakes – A Lil’ Less Broken (The Kingsmen MC #1)

S.K. Logsdon – Artful Attractions (Attraction #1)

 

We’re bringing back this segment because Shurrn & Vinny need to rant for a second…

The Cut & Run series by Abagail Roux will be releasing its ninth and final book at the end of March. Vinny and Shurrn are HUGE fans of this franchise and the spinoffs, so you might be wondering why you haven’t seen any news on this highly anticipated release. You can send your complaints to the marketing department over at Riptide Publishing for that.

There will be no title, no cover, no blurb, nor any advanced reader copies of the new Cut & Run book.

Here is the official statement from Riptide Publishing posted on their website:

Riptide Publishing is thrilled to announce the upcoming publication of Abigail Roux’s final book in the Cut & Run series! The final teaser campaign for Cut & Run is “surprise release.”

Yes, that’s right. No title. No cover reveal. No galleys. No #miniontorture. No details whatsoever.

So you know what that means, right? No readers, reviewers, or even media–no one at all–will have access to this title until the exact same moment on release day. That way everyone can experience the final release at the exact same time. No sneak peeks allowed!

But . . . those crafty readers who pre-order the title here through our website will, as always, have access to the ebook 48 hours before anyone else.

This is one hell of a marketing gimmick for a series which doesn’t need anything other than new books to entice its rabid fan-base. The only justifiable reason I can think of to pull this kind of stunt is if there’s a giant spoiler they’re worried will leak before the release. Side Note: If either Ty or Zane get killed off… we will riot.

Vinny and I found out about this “surprise release” and went through all five stages of grief while texting each other. In order to fully achieve the acceptance stage, we decided that we needed to speak our peace on the subject before we could move on.

We hesitated to post this little rant because Riptide is a fucking amazing boutique publishing house. They have some of our favorite authors in their lineup. If you have read any outstanding LGBT fiction in the last two years, you were probably reading a Riptide title. When they picked up the Cut & Run series (which was already a cornerstone for its entire genre) we did a little fist pump. Abigail Roux teaming up with Riptide could only mean the best things for both parties.

Our whole problem with this marketing strategy is that it is a slap in the face to every blogger who ever championed this series.

We get a small mountain of advanced reader copies (or ARCs) each year. ARCs allow bloggers to read a book and have a review ready on or before release day. It is the whole reason publishers partner with bloggers. I have no problem buying my own books – as a matter of fact, Vinny and I have already given in to Riptide and pre-ordered two copies of Cut & Run #9…

Riptide doesn’t want Bloggers to get their hands on Advanced Copies? Fine.
But why in the actual fuck would you withhold additional media information from the very people who helped to introduce the general public to your product before it became the powerhouse that it is today?

Riptide is teaching everyone a very important lesson: Build your product on the backs of bloggers until you don’t need them any more. Once you get big enough you can pretend the bloggers don’t exist.

Late last year a large group of bloggers went on strike because several authors were were being assholes – Remember the whole ‘Blogger Blackout’ Thing? – The Smutsonian stayed out of it. We quickly recognized that there were assholes on both sides of that equation and chose not to take sides. However, we did post a response saying :

“Show me an author with more followers than a book blog, and I’ll show you an author who doesn’t need our help to promote their book in the first place.”

I suppose Abigail Roux qualifies as an author who doesn’t need our help. She could re-write the phone book and we’d read it… Her grocery shopping lists would probably get rave reviews from us. And quite frankly, she might not have had much control over the publisher’s decision.

We recognize that someone in the marketing department at Riptide thought this would be a fabulous idea, and they were not trying to intentionally alienate bloggers. We would really love to throw a full-on hissyfit over the injustice of the situation. There’s already talk about withholding reviews for this book in protest of the Publisher’s decision… But that’s not who we are.

Vinny and I already pre-ordered our copies of Cut & Run #9 and scheduled two days off from our respective jobs so we can buddy read as soon as it goes live and have a review posted ASAP… That doesn’t mean that we’re not absolutely disappointed in Riptide Publishing for their short-sighted marketing stunt.

We’re here for the stories.
We’re supporting talented authors.
We’re invested in this series, and we plan to do our best to bring our subscribers (over 25,000 of them) a thoughtful and engaging review when we finish. That’s because we have respect for the books…

Unfortunately Riptide has us feeling a little like Rodney Dangerfield:

As you know, The Smutsonian hosts a wildly popular event known as MM March where we spend the entire month reading and reviewing exclusively MM Titles. The Smutsonian has always been a supporter of MM Romance and Erotica; we actually tallied up the stats and discovered that we read about 40% LGBT titles to 60% Heterosexual over the course of a year.

We planned to end the month of MM March with a review of the Cut & Run finale. It would be a fitting end our event and an opportunity to pay homage to a series which introduced many readers to Gay Romance… As it stands, we’re not sure we’ll be able to meet that deadline… But we’re going to do our best.

Now that we’ve said what we need to say on the subject of short-sighted marketing stunts, we can resume waiting patiently for this book… We leave you with this GIF to pass the time:

We are absolutely packed with smutty goodness next week!
Some of the exciting highlights: 

  • We’re reviewing a badass BDSM short story called Make Me by the lovely and talented Cate Bellerose.
  • We’re continuing a D/s theme with the first book in the Finding Home series by debut author Sophie Kisker.
  • The Smutsonian takes a bite out of Paris with the sexy vampires in Travis Luedke‘s Nightlife series.
  • We’re reviewing Alessandra Torre‘s new masterpiece, Tight!

Plus we have excerpts, interviews with some of the most talented authors to type a sex-scene, and several giveaways! Stay tuned my darling perverts!

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Weekend Updates 12/6/14

Breaking News:

I’m reading my 200th book of the year right now! The honor goes to the second book in Travis Luedke‘s Nightlife series – The Nightlife: Las Vegas. So far it’s been a great book to celebrate this milestone with! You can expect a full review on December 15th.

Christmas came Early this Year!

There are a squillion (yes that’s a made up number) new releases this week. Several series wrapped up or received long-awaited sequels so get ready to exercise that One-Click finger 😉

In addition to all the new titles released this week, we were flooded with cover reveals from some of my all-time favorite authors. I’m positively drooling – they look delicious!

We gave away a signed paperback copy of One to Hold by Tia Louise to Nicole Tillman.

Lucky winner Lea Je won a paperback copy of My First Female Experience by Anja Talbot.

We were thrilled (and slightly jealous) to giveaway signed copies of ALL FOUR BOOKS in the No Weddings series by Kat & Stone Bastion to Mignon Mykel.

You can be a winner too!
The following Giveaways are still open:

Win a copy of En Memoriam by Tami Veldura – this is a 5-star Paranormal MM read that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Enter here.

Win a copy of Kissing the Golem by Danielle Summers – an awesome MM Erotic Romance with a Jewish Folktale twist. Enter here.

We’re giving away a fabulous Dragon Heart / Smutsonian gift pack courtesy of author Susan Arden – It includes a T-Shirt, Tote, Notebook, and pen with Smutsonian and Dragon Heart Graphics. Enter here.

 Click the Cover to see the details on Amazon:

Katy Regnery – Wild About Weston (English Brothers #5)

Kelli Maine – Nomad (Lucifer’s Legion Motorcycle Club #2)

Charlie Cochet – Vixen’s Valor (North Pole City Tales #3)

Ella James – Hansel IV: An Erotic Fairy Tale (Hansel #4)

Alice Clayton – Mai Tai’d Up (Cocktail #4)

Mia Asher – Easy Virtue (Virtue #1)

Jayne Blue – The G-Man (Call Girl, Inc. #6)

Kristen Proby – Forever with Me (With Me in Seattle #8)

Monica Murphy – Owning Violet (The Fowler Sisters #1)

Abbi Glines – You Were Mine (Rosemary Beach #9)

Z.A. Maxfield – Hell on Wheels (Bluewater Bay #3)

River Savage – Affliction (Knights Rebels MC #2)

Jewel E. Ann – Idle Bloom

M. Robinson – MVP (VIP #3)

Jolynn Raymond – His Lordship’s Wayward Wife: A Kinky Historical Romance

Kat & Stone Bastion – For Valentine’s (No Weddings #4.5) Expected publication: January 5th 2015 (Available for Pre-Order)

Emma Chase – Overruled (The Legal Briefs #1) Expected publication: April 28th 2015 (Available for Pre-Order)

Shay Savage – Alarm (Expected publication: December 8th 2014) Available for Pre-Order

Kim Karr – Toxic (Expected publication: July 7th 2015) Available for Pre-Order

Zoey Derrick – Claiming Addison (69 Bottles #1) Expected publication: January 6th 2015 (Available for Pre-Order)

Sharon Kay – On Wicked Ground (Expected Publication: January 13, 2015) Available for Pre-Order

Faith Andrews – Feel Again (Expected publication: January 12th 2015)

Rachael Orman – Addict (Cravings #1) Expected publication: December 22nd

Go load up your Kindle with these free smutty titles on Amazon:

Devi Mara – Darkness Blooming (The Dems Trilogy #2)

Christine Gabriel – Crimson Forest (The Crimson Chronicles Book 1)

Julie Nicholls – Demon Within

Rosalind Scarlett – Craving Red (Erotic Kingdom #1)

Marata Eros – Brolach (Demon #1)

 

 

Get into the Holiday Sprit with these Freebies:

Breena Wilde – Her Christmas Secrets (12 NAs of Christmas)

Rain Danvers – Her Christmas Bonus

We are absolutely packed with smutty goodness next week!
Some of the exciting highlights: 

  • I’ll be reviewing an awesome Christmas-Themed erotic romance – David’s Selfie from the lovely Daisy Harris.
  • We’re going to talk about Return To Me, one of the most heartbreaking & beautiful books I’ve had the pleasure of reading all year.
  • I’ve got the fist book in the Sleeping Dragons series – a book so hot you might orgasm while reading it. Thanks Ophelia Bell!
  • We’re reviewing bit of sweetly kinky romance courtesy of debut author Harper Miller!

Plus we have excerpts, interviews with some of the most talented authors to type a sex-scene, and several giveaways! Stay tuned my darling perverts!

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Weekend Updates 11/01/14

We’re going to start off this Weekend Updates post with a GIF-Filled rant.

Disclosure – The Smutsonian has several guest bloggers & contributors. The following rant represents Shurrn‘s opinion, and not necessarily everyone else here. 

The internet is buzzing this week bout the Blogger Blackout – apparently there have been several recent high-profile cases of author backlash against book bloggers who have given them poor reviews. A large number of bloggers have chosen to fight back against this type of behavior by choosing to go silent for a week. The goal is to prove our worth by showing what it would be like for authors to promote their books without us. While we’ve historically stayed out of these types of issues, we feel compelled to weigh in on this proposed blackout.

The Smutsonian will NOT be participating in the blackout, but we support the rights of other bloggers who wish to do so.

We have never experienced the kind of behavior from authors which has led to the decision to take such dramatic action. Because of this, we do not wish to punish authors who have scheduled reviews here – many of the authors who request reviews from The Smutsonian have to wait several weeks before their books are reviewed, and we will not punish them for the actions of a few asshole authors.

Authors and Book Bloggers need to work together and respect each other.

That’s a two-way street people.

Authors – Respect the fact that bloggers do this in our spare time and it’s hard work. We have lives outside the internet. We have wait lists, we keep schedules, we have deadlines.

Don’t assume we can drop everything to read your book.
Don’t assume we have to read your book just because you asked. We can say “no”.
Don’t assume we will say we love your book just because you gave us a free copy.

If a blog gives you a shitty review, don’t promote your work with them again. It is NEVER appropriate to harass bloggers with emails and messages or slander them in this community. Ever.

I have seen more than a few screen-shots of emails sent to my blogging buddies. That’s all it takes – Simply posting a screen-cap of an author’s irate email and exposing their hateful words to a couple thousand followers.

I promise you, exposing an author’s hateful behavior will do far more damage to their reputation than one poor review.

Remember one very important fact: We have more followers than you do. We’re just as adept at using social media to publicly shame an author for their egregious behavior as we are at promoting your book.

Show me an author with more followers than a book blog, and I’ll show you an author who doesn’t need our help to promote their book in the first place.

Bloggers – Don’t be assholes. We are all giving our opinion about something – none of us represent the final verdict on whether a book is “good” or not.

Don’t agree to read every book you’re offered. People are reading your reviews because they heard about a book, got excited about it, and wanted to see what your trusted opinion is. If you’re not excited to read a book… don’t. Authors should be afforded this courtesy.

If you don’t like an author’s writing style, don’t read any more of their books.
If you don’t like NA Paranormal romances (or whatever) don’t read those genres.

Consider this – The Smutsonian reserves the right to give poor reviews, even to authors who requested that we read their work. You know what we don’t do? We don’t cross promote reviews less than 3.5 Stars. Our reviews are already being emailed to over 15,700 email subscribers. There’s no need to layer in our Twitter, Facebook, & Tumblr accounts as well.

So there you have it – this is the internet, the assholes are endless. Whether you’re a blogger or an author, only you can prevent being a total asshole. Let’s not unnecessarily punish all the lovely Authors who share their stories with us – who love us and respect what we do for them – by blacking them out. That is all.

We gave away signed paperback copies of the first three books in the No Weddings series by Kat & Stone Bastion to Sara Sherman!

We gave away a paperback copy of Nothing More Beautiful by Lorelai LaBelle to Shelly Hammond!

We gave out eBook copies of Prime Argentinian Beef by Dominique Gerard to five lucky winners: Vivian JaneJulie SmallJanie KlausRoger Grace, & Mary Preston.

You can be a winner too!
The following Giveaways are still open:

Win all three books in the Nights in Venice series by Tara Crescent – this is fabulous series features a different couple in each book – Erotic Romance with a BDSM twits! Enter here.

We’re giving away an eBook copy of Orchid House 1: Satisfaction by Sophie Peele – delicious tentacle erotica for your naught reading pleasure! Enter here.

 Click the Cover to see the details on Amazon:

Tami Veldura – En Memoriam

L.A. Witt – Precious Metals

M.J. Fields – ABE (Ties of Steel #1)

Bella Jewel – Anguish (Jokers’ Wrath MC #3)

A.M. Madden – Backstage (Back-Up #4)

M. Pierce – Last Light (Night Owl #2)

Multiple Authors – Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Teresa Mummert – Rellik

Lisa Renee Jones – Play with Me

Alice Clayton – Last Call (Cocktail #2.5) Expected publication: January 6th 2015 (Available for Pre-Order)

Lexi Ryan – Something Reckless (Reckless & Real #1) Expected publication: December 22nd 2014

Go load up your Kindle with these free smutty titles on Amazon:

Mandy M. Roth – Gypsy Nights

J.E. Clymer – Frigid Waters (Ladies of Loomcroft, #1)

Laurie LeClair – If the Shoe Fits (Once Upon A Romance #1)

Dakota Cassidy – Fangs of Anarchy – Killing the Alpha (Forbidden Alpha #1)

S.E. Hall & Angela Graham – Packaged: An Erotic Quickie

Liv Bennett – Fatal Seduction 1

Vanessa North – The Lonely Drop (Love’s Landscapes)

We are absolutely packed with smutty goodness next week!
Some of the exciting highlights: 

  • I’ll be reviewing a naughty novella from Lilly Avalon called Resist
  • We’re starting the new J.A. Huss series. Social Media with book one: LIKE.
  • I’ve got a review for Katy Regnery’s new English Brothers book Seduced by Stratton
  • We’re looking at a dark and twisted retelling of Beauty and the Beast by Jessica Satin

Plus we have excerpts, interviews with some of the most talented authors to type a sex-scene, and several giveaways! Stay tuned my darling perverts!

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Crushing on Jake Bass – My infatuation with Male Model/Porn Star on display (HIGHLY NSFW)

Weekend Updates 8/23/14

There is a really fun challenge going around the Internets – no, I’m not talking about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – It’s a challenge for readers to name the “10 Books that have stayed with me” throughout their life. I’ve been challenged by a follower to pick my 10, and it was more difficult than I originally thought… I’ll be posting my TEN very soon, so stay tuned!

I stumbled across an interesting article this week from Eliete Daily called Why Readers, Scientifically, Are The Best People To Fall In Love With and while the post was technically published last month, it’s new to me and might be unknown to you, so I thought I’d share:

“Readers, like voicemail leavers and card writers, are now a dying breed, their numbers decreasing with every GIF list and online tabloid.
The worst part about this looming extinction is that readers are proven to be nicer and smarter than the average human, and maybe the only people worth falling in love with on this shallow hell on earth.”

So, you might have heard (here on the Smutsonian) that JA Huss has a new serial series about to come out called Social Media, but did you know that the two main characters – who have an erotic relationship which begins online – actually have active Twitter accounts? Genius Marketing! I recommend you go follow @VaughnAsher & @FilthyBlueBird and while you’re at it, follow @JAHUSS!

 Click the Cover to see the details on Amazon:

Lisa Henry & Heidi Belleau – Bliss

Kate SeRine – Ever After (Transplanted Tales #4)

Kristen Proby – Seducing Lauren (Love Under the Big Sky #2)

 

Ella James – Beast, Part I (Beast #1)

Jewel E. Ann – Undeniably You

Tessa Teevan – Combust (The Wellingtons #1)

 

Andrea Smith – Silent Whisper (Limbo Series, #1)

A.N. Latro – Black Collar Empire (Black Collar #1)

Kasey Millstead – Vengeance is Mine

JA Huss – FOLLOW (Social Media #1) Expected Publication: August 27th – Available for Pre-Order

Cora Reilly – Voyeur Extraordinaire – Expected Publication: October 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J.S. Cooper – Watching Over You (You #1) Expected Publication: 2014

Rebecca Berto – The Rental (The Rental #1) Expected Publication: September 22nd 2014 Available for Pre-Order

 

 

 

 

Go load up your Kindle with these free smutty titles on Amazon:

Juliana Stone – Tucker (The Family Simon #1)

Mimi Jean Pamfiloff – King’s (The King Trilogy #1)

Breena Wilde Blurred Lines Box Set (Blurred Lines #1-4) Four books for Zero dollars? You cant beat that!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melissa Lynne Blue – Edge of Time (Langston Brothers #1)

Ember Casey – His Wicked Games (His Wicked Games #1)

Multiple Authors – Bad Boys and Billionaires (The Naughty List Romance Bundles #1)

Alice May Ball – Two Men for Me (Mrs Harper’s Valleys, #1)

Nicole Stewart – Two Men For Melanie (The Game of Three #1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ella James – Red & Wolfe, Part I (Red & Wolfe #1)

 

Anna Zaires – Close Liaisons (The Krinar Chronicles #1)

Tina Folsom – Samson’s Lovely Mortal (Scanguards Vampires #1)

Kristen Proby – Come Away with Me (With Me in Seattle #1)

We’re Booked!

Ha! Booked… See what I did there? *clears throat* Sorry… What I meant to say is that our calendar is jam packed for the coming months. I’ve been careful to leave a few free days here and there for any surprise new releases, but we’re already booking dates through December 2014! :O

I’m keeping the “Request a Review” page open, but I am plenty stocked for new and exciting books in the coming weeks and months.

I’ve realized two things:
1. I might need to retire from my weekly guest post at BOM Books in 2015
2. I might need to bring in an intern and a contributing reviewer next year

Thank you to all the subscribers of The Smutsonian for making this naughty little blog big enough to be considering such things!

Next week we’ll by hosting an Indie Author Spotlight on Patricia A. Knight, the talented author behind the Verdandia Series. We’re going to explore the new and exciting world of ‘Choose your Own Adventure’ Erotica with author Erzabet Bishop. We’ll posing more reviews from the BDSM serial series ‘Brie‘ by Red Phoenix. We have a sneak peek of FOLLOW from JA Huss, an awesome giveaway, and all kinds of additional shenanigans will ensue!

Let me smut up all of your social media platforms! Follow me all over the place!

If you don't already, join the thousands of awesome people following the Smutsonian!

Join the thousands of awesome people following the Smutsonian!

Follow me on GoodReads Where I live blog progress on all my books…

Follow me on GoodReads
Where I live blog progress on all my books…

Friend me on Facebook... I love making new friends!

Friend me on Facebook… I love making new friends!

'Like' The Smutsonian on Facebook & we'll keep you updated on Giveaways!

‘Like’ The Smutsonian on Facebook & we’ll keep you updated on Giveaways!

Follow @Shurrn on Twitter, I follow back!

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Follow @Smutsonian on Twitter, We follow back!

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Check me out on Pinterest... It's like a "one-Click" button for my eyes...

Check me out on Pinterest… It’s like a “one-Click” button for my eyes…

Find me on Instagram... It's mostly my dogs, but my dogs are awesome!

Find me on Instagram… It’s mostly my dogs, but my dogs are awesome

 

 

 

 

 

Check out The (Tiny) Smutsonian on Tumblr - It's smaller & has more eye-candy!

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The MM Smutsonian on Tumblr - Just our MM posts and man-candy (NSFW)

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The BDSM Smutsonian on Tumblr - Celebrating the world of D/s (NSFW)

The BDSM Smutsonian on Tumblr – Celebrating the world of D/s (NSFW)

Crushing on Jake Bass - My infatuation with Male Model/Porn Star on display (HIGHLY NSFW)

Crushing on Jake Bass – My infatuation with Male Model/Porn Star on display (HIGHLY NSFW)