Emergency Attraction (Love Emergency #3) by Samanthe Beck-a review

EMERGENCY ATTRACTION (Love Emergency #3) by Samanthe Beck-a review

Emergency Attraction

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date April 17, 2017

Ten years ago when Shane Maguire chose the Marines as his escape from some trouble of his own making, he only regretted one thing—leaving Sinclair Smith behind. Despite his best intentions, she ended up as the one that got away. Now he’s back, determined to reclaim everything he gave up, including Sinclair.

Sinclair is immune to Shane’s charms. She’s immune to stolen kisses behind the gym. And she’s definitely immune to that maneuver he did in the back seat of his car… Okay, maybe her hormones are susceptible, but she has absolutely no desire to risk anything on the bad boy who broke all his promises.

When a little emergency lands her at his mercy, he offers her a deal she can’t refuse. And this time, she’ll show Shane what it means to be left wanting


REVIEW: EMERGENCY ATTRACTION is the third (and final?) installment in Samanthe Beck’s contemporary, adult LOVE EMERGENCY erotic, romance series. This is former Marine and risk management assessor Shane Maguire, and jewelry designer Sinclair Smith’s story line. EMERGENCY ATTRACTION can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from previous story line is revealed where necessary. Sinclair is the sister of Savannah Smith (Emergency Engagement #1).

Told from dual third person perspectives (Sinclair and Shane) EMERGENCY ATTRACTION focuses on the rekindling romance between our leading couple. Ten years earlier Shane and Sinclair were in love but a then eighteen year old Shane Maguire enlisted in the Marines to avoid some trouble back home, and in the ensuing time Shane and Sinclair lost contact with one another. Fast forward to present day wherein Shane has returned to his hometown of Magnolia Grove, and the woman he has never stopped loving in all that time. What ensues is the second chance romance between Shane and Sinclair, and the fallout of ten years of anger and betrayal for a woman who lost more than the man that she loved.

Sinclair Smith was sixteen years old when Shane Maguire walked out of her life but things did not go according to plans and our heroine struggled with the loss of the only boy she would ever love. Throughout the years Shane never stopped loving the woman from whom he walked away but walking away had never been in the plans.

The relationship between Shane and Sinclair is one of second chances but ten years earlier Sinclair struggled with more than the loss of the man that she loved but a loss that has affected her life in many ways. The $ex scenes are intimate and seductive without the use of over the top sexually graphic language and text.

There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including Savannah and Beau Montgomery (Emergency Engagement#1), Madison and Hunter Foley (Emergency Delivery #2), as well as Sinclair’s parents, and an assortment of townsfolk, politicians and the requisite evil who has history with our story line hero.

EMERGENCY ATTRACTION is a sweet story of second chances; a rekindling romance between two people torn apart by circumstance, a lack of communication, misunderstanding, secrets and life. The premise is lighthearted and moving ; the romance is passionate, sexy and spicy; the characters are spirited and energetic. EMERGENCY ATTRACTION is a touching story about fated lovers given a second chance at life and love.

Reading Order and previous reviews
Emergency Engagement
Emergency Delivery
Emergency Attraction

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Reviewed by Sandy


Provocative (White Lies Duet #1) by Lisa Renee Jones-Review, Book Tour & Giveaway

PROVOCATIVE (White Lies #1) by Lisa Renee Jones-Review, Book Tour & Giveaway

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White Lies Duet #1
by Lisa Renee Jones
Genre: adult,contemporary, erotic, romantic,suspense
Release Date: April 18,2017

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There are those moments in life that are provocative in their very existences, that embed in our minds forever, and sometimes our very souls. They change us, mold us, maybe even save us. But some are darker, dangerous. If we allow them to, they control us. Seduce us. Quite possibly even destroy us.

The moment I walked into Sonoma’s Reid Winter Winery and Vineyard and made eye contact with Faith Winter for the first time was one of those moments. Provocative because I know at least one of her secrets, of which, I suspect she has many. Provocative because she believes I was a stranger to her when we met, but I am not. Provocative because I sought her out, with no intention of touching her. But now I have. Now I want her. Now I have to have her. But that changes nothing. It doesn’t change why I came for her.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date April 18, 2017

REVIEW: PROVOCATIVE is the first instalment in Lisa Renee Jones’s contemporary, adult WHITE LIES erotic, romantic suspense duet focusing on attorney Nick (Tiger) Rogers, and artist/ winery owner Faith Winter.

NOTE: There is a slight cross-over between Lisa’s WHITE LIES series and her INSIDE OUT SERIES including several appearances by Sara and Chris Merit, Rebecca’s lost journals, and the connection to our story line hero.

Told from dual first person perspectives (Nick and Faith) PROVOCATIVE focuses on Nick Rogers search for the truth. Nick and Faith are strangers, never having met one another before Reid Winter Winery and Vineyard open house, but connected to one another through secrets, lies and a past shrouded in betrayal, mystery, and possible scandal. What ensues are Nick’s seduction of a woman he hopes to destroy, and Faith’s battle to keep the creditors from foreclosing on her family’s winery and vineyard.

Lisa Renee Jones weaves a tale of mystery, suspense, betrayal and the search for the truth. Nick Rogers is out to prove that Faith is no innocent bystander in a series of events that unfolded months before but Faith’s innocence or guilt is protected by a lack of information both to our leading hero and the reader, as well. The slow build up of clues, messages and research forces Nick Rogers to dig a little deeper in the hopes of revealing the truth-one way or another. In the end, Nick wants to believe that the woman with whom he is falling in love, is not the woman he suspects of horrendous crimes against two families drawn together by power and greed. The premise is dramatic, tense and startling; the characters are colourful, determined and energetic; the romance is seductive, provocative, and has the potential for emotional heartbreak and pain. Lisa Renee Jones’s PROVOCATIVE will captivate and fascinate; seduce and draw you into a story of mystery, suspense and revenge.

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Reviewed by Sandy


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I’m so excited that PROVOCATIVE is available now! Just a few notes: if you order PROVOCATIVE this week only you will get $1 off and it will only be $2.99 – I will be increasing this price at the end of the week! You’ll also receive the FREE novella Rebecca’s Forgotten Journals (these are NEW journal entries) in the back of your copy!

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Lisa Renee Jones

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT SERIES, and is now in development by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland) for cable TV. In addition, her Tall, Dark and Deadly series and The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series, both spent several months on a combination of the NY Times and USA Today lists.

Watch the video on casting for the INSIDE TV Show HERE

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 40 books translated around the world. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at on her website and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.

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The Player (The Player Duet #1) by K. Bromberg-Review and Book Release Tour

THE PLAYER (The Player Duet #1) by K. Bromberg-Review and Book Release Tour

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The Player Duet #1
by K. Bromberg
Release Date: April 17, 2017
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, sports, romance

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Photographer:  Perrywinkle Photography

Model: Chase Williams (IG: @bubbas_82)
The Player

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date April 17, 2017

Easton Wylder is baseball royalty. The game is his life. His passion. His everything.

So, when an injury threatens to end Easton’s season early, the team calls in the renowned physical therapist, Doc Dalton, to oversee his recovery. Except it’s not Doc who greets Easton for his first session, but rather his daughter, Scout. She may be feisty, athletic, defiant, and gorgeous, but Easton is left questioning whether she has what it takes to help him.

Scout Dalton’s out to prove a female can handle the pressure of running the physical therapy regimen of an MLB club. And that proof comes in the form of getting phenom Easton Wylder back on the field. But getting him healthy means being hands-on.

And with a man as irresistible as Easton, being hands-on can only lead to one thing, trouble. Because the more she touches him, the more she wants him, and she can’t want him. Not when it’s her job to side in the club’s best interest if he’s ready to play.

But when sparks fly and fine lines are crossed, can they withstand the heat or is one of them bound to get burned?


REVIEW:  THE PLAYER is the first installment in K. Bromberg’s contemporary, adult THE PLAYER erotic, romance sports duet focusing on professional baseball player Easton Wylder, and physical therapist Scout Dalton.

Told from dual first person points of view (Easton and Scout) THE PLAYER follows the rehabilitation of professional baseball player Easton Wylder, and the building relationship between Easton, and the team’s new physical therapist Scout Dalton. Easton Wylder is on the DL (disabled list) from a near career ending hit that left our story line hero struggling with his place on the team and working towards a healthy recovery. But a switch in the team’s physical therapist finds Easton face to face with Scout Dalton, a woman who calls to Easton’s heart and soul. For weeks, Easton and Scout will work together both in and out of the bedroom, in the hopes of Easton’s full recovery and return to the game he loves to play. What ensues is the growing love between our story line couple, and a surprise announcement that could place their relationship at opposite sides.

Easton Wylder is an all star player who lives in the shadow of his father’s fame and former professional baseball career. A major restructuring of the team finds Easton battling for a position he was born to play. Scout Dalton has survived many heartaches throughout her life including the death of her beloved brother and the absence of a mother she barely knew. Falling in love with Easton Wylder could mean another form of heartache as our heroine heads into a relationship with a man who could break her heart, and destroy her soul.

The relationship between Easton and Scout begins as a professional arrangement but one Easton believes is a prank pulled by his teammates and friends. Scout is hoping to keep their relationship on the down low knowing her career and future are on the line. The $ex scenes are intimate, seductive and provocative.

We are introduced to a large number of secondary and supporting characters including many members of the Aces professional baseball team; Scout’s father Doc Dalton; and Easton’s on-field nemesis Jose Santiago.

The world building looks at the game of baseball, friendships and family. Both Easton and Scout struggle with family pressure, and the promises made in the heat of the moment; and both of our leading characters know what it is like to battle demons from the past.

THE PLAYER is a sexy and spicy story line about two people pulled together by circumstance and need. There are moments of questionable choices, and inspiring motives; flawless romance and spirited actions; provocative thoughts and dramatic pronouncements. The premise is electrifying; the characters are colorful, dynamic and intense; the romance is heart-warming, evocative and alive. THE PLAYER is a passionate and delightful story that ends on a cliff hanger-you have been warned!

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Reviewed by Sandy

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About the Author


K. BrombergNew York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.

A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow.

Since publishing her first book in 2013, K. has sold over one million copies of her books and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over twenty-five times.

In April, she’ll release The Player, the first in a two-book sports romance series (The Catch, book 2, will be released late June), with many more already outlined and ready to be written.

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Anchor Me (Stark Trilogy #4) by J. Kenner-Review & Excerpt Tour

Anchor Me (Stark Trilogy #4) by J. Kenner-Review and Excerpt Tour

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Stark Trilogy #4
by J. Kenner
Release Date: April 11, 2017
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, romance

Anchor Me

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Dare April 11, 2017

Fourth novel in the fast-paced series including Release Me, Claim Me, and Complete Me. This sexy, emotionally charged romance continues the story of Damien Stark, the powerful multimillionaire who’s never had to take “no” for an answer, and his beloved wife Nikki Fairchild Stark, the Southern belle who only says “yes” on her own terms.

It’s a new chapter in the life of Nikki and Damien Stark …

Though shadows still haunt us, and ghosts from our past continue to threaten our happiness, my life with Damien is nothing short of perfection. He is my heart and my soul. My past and my future. He is the man who holds me together, and his love fuels my days and enchants my nights.

But when tragedy and challenge from both inside and outside the sanctity of our marriage begins to chip away at our happiness, I am forced to realize that even a perfect life can begin to crack. And if Damien and I are going to win this new battle, it will take all of our strength and love .


REVIEW: ANCHOR ME is the fourth full length instalment in J. Kenner’s contemporary, adult STARK TRILOGY erotic, romance series. This is the continuing story of billionaire Damien Stark, and his wife Nikki Fairchild-Stark. ANCHOR ME can be read as a stand alone although I recommend reading the series in order for backstory and cohesion as many of the events in Anchor Me are as of a direct result of previous story lines.

Told from first person point of view (Nikki) ANCHOR ME follows Nikki as she struggles with the past, the present and a possible future. In preparation for a potential new client Nikki and Damien head back to Nikki’s hometown of Dallas Texas that evokes too many bad memories for our story line heroine. A past mired in betrayal, abuse and mistrust finds our heroine struggling with news that will affect her future with the man that she loves. What ensues are Damien and Nikki’s attempts to move on from the past while the past continues to encroach on the couple’s happily ever after.

There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters most of whom we have met in previous instalments and the numerous spin off series including Stark International and the author’s S.I.N trilogy. The appearance of Nikki’s mother leads to some questionable decisions on behalf of the heroine-I would have refused all contact regardless of the relationship.

ANCHOR ME is a story of love and loss; of family and friendships; of betrayal, painful memories, secrets and new directions. J. Kenner writes an emotional and personal story line about one couple’s struggle with family, dark memories, and loss. Damien is an alpha male, a protective husband, a sensuous lover who lives for the woman that calls to his heart but a woman who struggles with issues of self-esteem, and a history that is darkened by betrayal and loss. The premise will captivate your imagination; the characters will break your heart; the romance continues to push the envelope.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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Excerpt intended for mature readers 18+


I stand there for a moment, enjoy the view and letting my imagination fill in the blanks. But I want more than imagination, and so I peel off the nightgown and let it drop onto the floor. I don’t usually sleep in one unless there are guests in the house, but I’d been wearing it on the couch last night, and Damien hadn’t undressed me when he put me to bed.
Now, I stand naked and watch the shape of him move in the steam. I’d been aroused even before I entered this room, simply from the thought of him. But now, seeing him in this wet heat, my body is on overdrive. My nipples are hard, my sex clenching with need. I want his touch—and I damn well intend to have it.
His back is to me when I open the door, his face in the pounding water. I’ve let a wash of cool air in, though, and he turns to face me. As he does, I see the heat flare in his eyes. More interesting, though, is the way his cock hardens, the immediacy of his reaction making absolutely clear that Damien has no objections to my joining him here this morning.
He opens his mouth to say something, but I press a finger over his lips, then step closer. He’s almost finished his shower, so his body is no longer slick with soap. I consider that a good thing, because as I kiss his chest, he tastes fresh and clean.
I move slowly down, licking his skin, teasing the light smattering of hair on his chest. I flick my tongue over his nipple and am rewarded by the way he grabs my hair, his body stiffening beneath my hands that are sliding down his body, too, keeping time with the progress of my kisses.
I go lower, dropping to my knees as I reach his navel. His abs are rock hard and the muscles quiver under my lips. I can tell I’m driving him crazy, and he tightens his grip on my hair even as his other hand reaches for the side of the stall to steady himself.
Lower and lower, my lips teasing his skin, tracing that magical line of hair that leads from just below his navel all the way down to his cock. And when I reach it, thick and wet, I draw my tongue along the velvet steel as Damien moans under my ministrations.
With purposeful slowness, I lick around the head, then flick the end of my tongue over the tip, tasting the pre-come. Then I draw him in, and as I do, the hand that Damien has twined in my hair shifts to the back of my head. At first he just holds me steady, but as I suck in long, deep strokes, he groans with satisfaction and longing, and tightens his grip.
Right now, I’m the one in control, but I can feel that control slipping from me. No, not slipping. Damien is grabbing it by grabbing me—by holding tight to my hair and keeping me in place as he fucks my mouth, totally turning the tables on me.
But I don’t care. I’m too turned on to care, and as his cock fills my mouth and water pounds down over us, I slip my hand between my legs and touch myself, then whimper softly. I’m slick and swollen and so turned on it’s painful, and as I suck my husband’s cock, I tease myself, seeking release.
I’m close, too, so close I can feel electricity filling my body like an approaching thunderstorm. I can feel the tension building in Damien, too, and I know the explosion is coming.
Doesn’t matter. He pulls back, leaving my mouth open in surprise. Then he pulls me to my feet and turns me around, his hands gliding over my wet skin as he spins me. “Hands on the wall,” he demands, and I comply eagerly as his fingers slide over my ass to find my core. And then his cock is there, and he’s pounding inside of me, his hands tight on my breasts as he orders me to “finish what you started, baby. Touch yourself. I want to feel you come with me.”
I don’t hesitate, and as Damien’s wet body slaps against mine—as he thrusts deeper and deeper inside me—I tease my clit, feeling the shockwaves gather inside me, readying for an explosion.
And when Damien’s body goes rigid—when he thrusts hard that one final time—when he releases completely inside me, that’s when I finally go over, my deep cry of satisfaction ringing out in harmony with his as our bodies shake and quiver together from the force of our simultaneous release.
When the shockwaves have faded, he turns me gently in his arms, then rinses me off before shutting off the stream of warm water. He opens the door, and steam curls into the rest of the bathroom.
He leads me out onto the fluffy bathmat, then uses a thick, cotton towel to dry me off.
Only then do I lean my head back, smile, and speak to him for the first time. “Good morning, Mr. Stark.”
“Yes,” he says, matching my grin. “It is.”



about the author

J.KennerJ.Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy,  and paranormal mommy lit.

JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them.” A five time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy). Her Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series (as Julie Kenner) is currently in development with AwesomenessTV/Awestruck.

Her books have sold over three million  copies and are published in over twenty languages.

In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas.  She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.


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Wake A Sleeping Tiger (Breeds #31) by Lora Leigh-a review

WAKE A SLEEPING TIGER (Breeds #31) by Lora Leigh-a review

Wake a Sleeping Tiger

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date March 21, 2017

On a moonless Navajo night, the recessed Bengal Breed known only as Judd became Cullen Maverick, grandson to one of the Chiefs of the Six Tribes of the Native Americans.

Bengal genetics, usually so fierce as to be labeled primal, was recessed so deep inside Judd that no hint of it can be found. A phenomena so rare it’s been notated only a few times. And there’s no way, it’s believed, to force those genetics free once they’ve disappeared past the genetic level.

Now, as commander of the Navajo Covert Law Enforcement Division in Window Rock, New Mexico, Cullen leads his six agents in protecting the treasures of the Navajo Tribes by ensuring they remain safely in Navajo possession.

Added to this mix is none other than the delicate Window Rock police detective determined to stick her pretty little nose in his business.

And once Cullen realized the animosity that keeps flaming between them is far more than he imagined, then the Primal Breed that’s lurked inside him comes out to play. And when that beast decides to make itself known, Cullen suddenly remembers all the reasons it was better off sleeping.


REVIEW: WAKE A SLEEPING TIGER is the thirty first installment in Lora Leigh’s contemporary, adult BREEDS erotic, paranormal romance series focusing on a government experiment that went horribly wrong. This is Bengal breed, and commander of the Navajo Covert Law Enforcement Agency Cullen Maverick (aka Judd Cross), and Covert Ops agent Chelsea Martinez’s story line. WAKE A SLEEPING TIGER can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty although I recommend reading some of the earlier story lines for back story and cohesion. Each chapter throughout WAKE A SLEEPING TIGER begins with a journal entry focusing on the Primal Bengal male by Cullen’s brother Graeme Maverick.

SOME BACKGROUND: Years earlier, trying to create the ultimate warrior, scientists combined animal DNA with human embryos resulting in a species that has been feared and tortured since their inception. This is NOT a series about animal shifters, but a series about a hybridized species of human and animal DNA. Lora Leigh adds some background to the series with an introduction about The World of the Breeds and a prologue (2) focusing on the The Breeds and the Primal Breed.

Told from several third person points of view including Chelsea and Cullen WAKE A SLEEPING TIGER follows the acrimonious relationship between agent Chelsea Martinez and Cullen Maverick. Cullen is a recessed Primal male whose Breed genes have not completely manifested throughout his lifetime but something about Chelsea Martinez calls to Cullen’s inner tiger – a call Cullen has ignored for far too many years. But a price has been placed on Chelsea’s life following the rescue of a young child with connections to the local cartel, and Chelsea has been targeted for by an unknown source. What ensues is the search for the people responsible for the continued threats and attempts against Chelsea’s life, and Cullen’s realization that Chelsea is the mate that calls to his heart.

The feline Breed is a rarity but even more so are the recessed Primal Breeds and Cullen’s atypical genetics have forced our story line hero to ignore the clues as it pertains to his mate. Once married to a woman who had no hope for survival Cullen pushed aside his feelings and emotions until the woman he has known for most of her life walked away and stirred something deep within Cullen’s beast. The threats against Chelsea increase, and the people responsible are not necessarily the obvious choice ( although as a reader, the guilty party was quickly deduced but not for reasons that are readily apparent).

WAKE A SLEEPING TIGER is a detailed story line and a change of pace from the confusing and convoluted story line thrown at the reader in Bengal’s Quest (Breeds #30). There is a large cast of secondary and supporting characters including several familiar previous story line couples and characters including Cassie Sinclair and Graeme Maverick. WAKE A SLEEPING TIGER, as per Lora Leigh’s style of writing, ends with a bit of a cliffhanger and some revealing information about new characters related to some of our favorite families. There are moments of heartbreak and betrayal; romance and love; tragedy and passionate loss. The premise is intriguing and intoxicating; the characters are colorful, animated and dynamic; the romance is provocative, seductive and intense. WAKE A SLEEPING TIGER is a nice change of pace from the author’s recent baffling story lines.

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Reviewed by Sandy

About the Author

Lora LeighFOLLOW Lora: Website /Goodreads /Facebook/

Lora Leigh lives in the rolling hills of Kentucky, often found absorbing the ambience of this peaceful setting. She dreams in bright, vivid images of the characters intent on taking over her writing life, and fights a constant battle to put them on the hard drive of her computer before they can disappear as fast as they appeared. Lora’s family, and her writing life co-exist, if not in harmony, in relative peace with each other. Surrounded by a menagerie of pets, friends, and a teenage son who keeps her quick wit engaged, Lora’s life is filled with joys, aided by her fans whose hearts remind her daily why she writes.


Fighting Attraction (Redemption #4) by Sarah Castille-Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

FIGHTING ATTRACTION (Redemption #4) by Sarah Castille-Review, Excerpt and Giveaway

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Redemption #4
by Sarah Castille
Release Date: April 4, 2017
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, romance, BDSM

Fighting Attraction

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date April 4, 2017

My sweet, sexy Penny has a dark side. Just like me.
I will have her. And then I will lose her, and suffer a lifetime of regret.

Rampage. Everyone loves him. He is Redemption’s top heavyweight fighter and the biggest gossip in the gym. But he isn’t the teddy bear everyone thinks he is. He’s hiding a dark secret-and he hates himself for it.

Twice a week, Rampage transforms into Master Jack, a notorious Dom only the most hard-core submissives will play with. How can he-a Southern gentleman, bred to respect and protect women-want to dominate them?

But Penny Worthington wants him. Beneath her pearls, kitten heels, and prim British exterior beats a tortured heart…Master Jack is the only one who can set her free.


REVIEW: FIGHTING ATTRACTION is the fourth instalment in Sarah Castille’s contemporary, adult REDEMPTION erotic, romance series focusing on the men and women of the MMA Club Redemption. This is MMA fighter Jack ‘Rampage’ Caldwell, and PA Penny Worthington’s story line. FIGHTING ATTRACTION can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from previous story line is revealed where necessary.

NOTE: FIGHTING ATTRACTION contains graphic scenes of BDSM focusing on the sadistic and masochistic, and may not be suitable for all readers.

Told from dual first person points of view (Penny and Jack) FIGHTING ATTRACTION focuses on the atypical relationship between MMA fighter Jack ‘Rampage’ Caldwell, and PA Penny Worthington. When the firm for which Penny works serves notice to the local BDSM club to vacate the premises Penny finds herself facing down not only the man who stars in her fantasies, but the man who is able to give Penny so much more. Enter Jack Caldwell, MMA fighter and Club Sin Dom. What ensues is the building love between Penny and Jack, and the couple’s struggle to accept the who and what of their unusual relationship.

Jack is a sadist-a man who likes to inflict pain on others. Penny is a masochist-a woman who needs pain to release the demons buried deep within. Together Jack and Penny are the perfect couple until Jack believes he has gone too far and hurt the woman with whom he has fallen in love.

The relationship between Jack and Penny is based on a mutual need. Jack believes his wants and needs are deviant, and past experiences point to a self-fulfilling prophecy. Penny not only desires the pain but needs the hurt to stop the ongoing darkness that threatens to consume. The $ex scenes are erotic and intense; the BDSM scenes are not for the lighthearted.

All of the previous story line couples play secondary and supporting roles. We are re-introduced to Master Damien Stone, the owner of Club Sin as well as one of Club Sin’s submissives Kitty, and an assortment of MMA fighters and wannabes.

FIGHTING ATTRACTION deviates from Sarah’s usual MMA story line as it focuses on the S&M relationship between Jack and Penny. FIGHTING ATTRACTION reads more like an introductory story line to a new series; perhaps the author has plans for a spin off about the members of Club Sin. All of the MMA fighters are alpha, over protective, and not without some questionable means to protect the people they love. The premise is passionate and entertaining; the characters are colorful, dynamic and broken; the romance is intense and unique. FIGHTING ATTRACTION is an intimate look at two people whose relationship deviates from the norm but a relationship that is perfect for one another.

Reading Order and previous reviews
Against the Ropes
In Your Corner
Full Contact
Fighting Attraction

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Reviewed by Sandy

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“You’re so fucking soft,” he breathes. “So sweet.” He presses a kiss to my neck as his hands move over my body. I wrap my arms around his neck, pull him down for more. I want his full weight on top of me. I want to feel crushed, smothered, enveloped in hot, musky male.
Jack groans. His hips press into my stomach, his erection a delicious friction between my thighs. I part my legs wider, grind against him, seeking the delicious sensation of rough denim on my throbbing clit.
“Shh. Slow down. I want to enjoy you.” He trails kisses down my neck, over my throat. Shifting to the side, he cups and squeezes my breasts through my bra, his touch solid and strong. I writhe and wriggle, unable to stay still. He is driving me crazy with his touches, making me so wet it’s all I can do not to rip off his clothes and make him give me what I want.
His eyes darken, and he shoves my shirt up over my head, baring me to his heated gaze. “Ah, Pen.”
My hands find his back and smooth over his muscles, feeling them ripple beneath his shirt as he slides one bra strap over my shoulder. His breathing is heavy, his gaze intense as his head dips down to press a soft kiss to my bare skin.
He slides the other strap off, slowly, gently, carefully unwrapping me as if he is teasing himself. I arch my back, offer my breasts for the pleasure of his mouth. Beyond rational thought, I am lost in sensation, a seething, yearning mass of want.
Jack traces his finger along the edge of my bra, leaving a burning trail across my skin. With painful slowness, he eases the cups down, releasing my breasts from their restraint. I gasp when my burning skin comes into contact with the cool air, and my nipples bead so hard they ache.
I want his mouth on me, his lips, and his heat. But he doesn’t oblige. Instead, he traces a finger around my nipple. Around and around until I tangle my hands in his soft hair and pull him down to my breast. “Please.”
“You’re making it very difficult to go slow.” He feathers hot kisses across the curve of one breast, moving down to draw my left nipple between his teeth. I moan as he licks and sucks, nips and bites, while his other hand squeezes and caresses my right breast. My thighs fall open, inviting, and he lowers his hand to my leg and traces his finger slowly along the sensitive skin of my inner thigh.
I have never known lust like this, want so fierce I burn, need so intense I ache. He is a master of manipulation, a purveyor of pleasure. He knows just where to touch and how hard. He knows how to drive me up and take me down, when I can’t take any more and when it isn’t enough. I try not to think about where he gained all that knowledge, the countless women he’s been with, the things he has done to them in his room at the club. I pretend I am the only one he has caressed into a haze of lust, the only one he wants.
I open my eyes to see him watching me, assessing my reaction to his touch. I feel at once stripped bare and treasured by the intensity of his focus. He moves to my other breast, pulling down my bra cup, teasing and torturing my nipple with his mouth. He trails his fingers up my thigh and then cups the curve of my sex, over my wet knickers. I let out a guttural moan and in seconds he’s on top of me, as if I’ve broken his self-control. He kisses me hard, rough, grinds his hips against me as he presses me into the couch. I reach for him, and he grabs my wrists with one hand and pins them over my head. He pushes my knickers aside and strokes a thick finger along my labia while he sucks and bites my nipple until I am writhing and groaning beneath him.
“Please,” I moan. “Please. Please. Please.”
“Tell me what you want.” He buries his face in my neck, bites down on the sensitive skin at the top of my shoulder.
“Sex. I want to have sex. I want you inside me. Now. Take off my clothes.”
His hand tightens on my wrists so hard it hurts. “I don’t have normal sex,” he growls. “If I take off your clothes, I’m going to hurt you. I need your pain, darlin’. Can you give it to me?”



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Sarah CastilleNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Sarah Castille, graduated with a B.A Honors degree in History and an LL.B. (law degree) and practiced law on the West Coast for several years before succumbing to the lure of foreign travel. She obtained a Masters Degree in Law from the University of Edinburgh and then practiced at one of the world’s largest law firms in London, England during which time she traveled extensively, wrote moderately, and developed a taste for tea, European footwear and Greek cuisine.

She traded in her life of European glamor for the comforts of the frozen North and the excitement of home renovation, during which time she wrote extensively, never traveled, and developed a taste for beef jerky, Tim Horton’s coffee and Sorels.

After her first book, Legal Heat, won prizes in nine Romance Writers’ Association chapter contests, including the Grand Prize in the Valley of the Sun Hot Prospects Contest, Sarah decided to take a break from high heels and legal practice to write about red-hot alpha males and the women who tame them. Her second book, Against the Ropes, was named as one of Publishers Weekly’s Top Ten Picks for Romance & Erotica for fall 2013, and her third book, Unraveled, hit the New York Times Bestseller’s list. Sarah’s current release, Barely Undercover, was named as the “Must Read Erotic Romance of the Year” in the Sneak Peek Reader’s Choice Awards (2013). She hasn’t dusted off her briefcase yet!

Sarah lives with her husband, munchkins and a family of owls in the shadow of Canada’s Rocky Mountains, where she is currently working on her next novel.

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Master Professor (Lessons from the Rack #1) by Tara Sue Me-Review & Giveaway

MASTER PROFESSOR (Lessons from the Rack #1) by Tara Sue Me-Review and Giveaway

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Lessons from the Rack #1
by Tara Sue Me
Genre: adult,contemporary, BDSM, erotic, romance
Release Date: April 4, 2017

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Students are begging to be held after class…

Andie Lincoln is madly in love with Terrence Knight–her childhood friend-turned-Hollywood’s newest golden boy. But he’s a Dominant and wants her trained as a submissive before he’ll consider a relationship with her. He enrolls her at the RACK Academy with strict instructions for her teachers: Do whatever you need to, but don’t take her virginity.

Fulton Matthews, the director of incoming students, is enthralled by Andie. Though he questioned her enrollment at first, watching her discover her submissive nature is hotter than his most intense fantasy. Under his control, her sexual awakening brings him to his knees.

Yet they can go only so far. Andie belongs to another, and Fulton is bound by a contract that strictly forbids relationships between teachers and students. But when Terrence comes to collect his prize, Fulton discovers it’s not easy to let Andie go.


REVIEW: MASTER PROFESSOR is the first instalment in Tara Sue Me’s new contemporary, adult LESSONS FROM THE RACK erotic, BDSM romance series. This is Dominant Master Fulton Matthews, and wanna-be submissive Andie Lincoln’s story line.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Fulton and Andie) MASTER PROFESSOR follows the building relationship between Andie Lincoln and Fulton Matthews. Andie’s boyfriend is A-list actor Terrence Knight and a Dominant, and Andie has agreed to a three month ‘education’ as a submissive at the exclusive and elite BDSM learning centre known as the RACK Academy owned by Terrence’s friend and fellow Dominant Lennox MacLure. Enter Master Fulton Matthews, Andie’s BDSM professor, and the man with whom Andie will fall in love.

Andie is a woman trying desperately to please the man she thought she loved. When Terrence revealed he was a Dominant, Andie considered it a life-changing alternative but never expected to fall in love with the man whose entire life revolves around his Dominant attitude. Fulton Matthews has never collared a submissive but something about Andie Lincoln calls to his heart-a heart that has been frozen for a number of years.

The relationship between Andie and Fulton begins as a professional arrangement-a Dominant/submissive educational experience that turns into something more. The BDSM and $ex scenes are erotic and intense, including bondage, spanking, punishments, demonstrations and submission.

We are introduced to Andie’s boyfriend, actor Terrence Knight, as well as her roommate at school Maggie; the RACK’s owner Dominant Lennox MacLure, and the RACK’s dance instructor and resident submissive Mariela. Mariela is a woman in love with a man whose lost in a world of guilt and pain.

When it was announced that Tara Sue Me was writing a new series I was hoping for something different but there are a number of similarities with her Submissive series that cannot be ignored-an innocent virgin/submissive and a Dominant alpha male who fall in love towards a happily ever after but that’s not to say it makes the story line any less interesting. Even the supporting characters (Lennox and Mariela) are familiar within the story line context.

MASTER PROFESSOR is a provocative but familiar story line of one man’s struggle to remain professional, and one woman’s battle between her heart and her head. The premise is consuming; the characters are colorful and passionate; the romance is seductive, erotic and intense. MASTER PROFESSOR is an energetic and provocative look at one woman’s journey into submission.

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Tara Sue Me is the New York Times bestselling author of the Submissive series, including The Enticement, The Training, The Dominant, and The Submissive. She lives in the southeastern United States with her family, two dogs, and a cat.


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All You Need (Need You #3) by Lorelei James-Review and Giveaway

All You Need (Need You #3) by Lorelei James-Review and Giveaway

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Need You #3
by Lorelei James
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, hockey, romance
Release Date: April 4, 2017

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PR agent Annika Lund can spin any disaster into a win. But revamping the reputation of a notorious Swedish hockey player will take every trick in her arsenal, especially when his agent insists that convincing everyone he’s no longer a playboy is top priority. And that it requires a sham relationship—with Annika playing the part of loving girlfriend.

On fire in the rink and in the bedroom, Axl Hammerquist couldn’t care less about being anyone’s golden boy. So when his agent forces him to play nice with a new publicist, he takes satisfaction in being as much of a pain as possible. But the more time he spends getting to know Annika, the more Axl starts to think that being Mr. Nice Guy might be worth it if it gets him the girl.



All You Need begins with Axl’s reputation in trouble.. Annika’s reputation in the PR world is legendary due to her Ice Queen veneer and lots of hard work. When Axl’s agent works a little magic behind the scenes with Annika’s mother, Annika is basically roped into helping revamp his star hockey player’s reputation. Annika finds herself disgusted with Axl’s behavior, but also finds herself intrigued, which is the last thing she wants. Axl is sure Annika is just a poor little rich girl but agrees, along with Annika, to work together. Once their mission, for lack of a better term, is underway, it doesn’t take either long to see that neither are what the other thought. What follows is a wonderfully written story that will have you turning the pages faster and faster until the very end.

I LOVE THIS SERIES. The characters are well written and leave you wanting more information about them. Annika is not your typical socialite. She’s compassionate, smart and very loyal to everyone she loves. She is also a very hard worker. Axl started out as a typical off-the-rails and out of control pro athlete. As I read his antics in the beginning, I thought there was no way that James could redeem him. Oh, was I wrong. His and Annika’s chemistry leaps off the page and pulls you right into the story. Yes, there are bumps along the way, misunderstandings and all the trappings of romance angst, but the support they have for each other and from the Lund family itself makes this one a tad different for me. Each and every one of them are very well written, and begging for their stories to be told. This is only the third book in the series, and you can read as a stand along, but I’d suggest going back and reading the first two as well. They are awesome as well. If you’re a romance fan, you will definitely NOT go wrong with this series. Well done, Lorelei James!!!! Very, very well done!

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Lorelei JamesLorelei James is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary erotic western romances set in the modern day Wild West and also contemporary erotic romances. Lorelei’s books have been nominated for and won the Romantic Times Reviewer’s choice Award, as well as the CAPA Award. Lorelei lives in western South Dakota with her family…and a whole closet full of cow girl boots.

From Lorelei: “Why do I have a particular fondness for all things western? Well, I’m a fourth generation South Dakotan, living in the Black Hills, which is chock-full of interesting characters, including cowboys, Indians, ranchers, and bikers. The geographical diversity of the surrounding area showcases mountains, plains, and badlands. Living in and writing about rural settings gives me a unique perspective, especially since I’m not writing historical westerns. Through my fictional world, I can show the ideals and the cowboy way of life are still very much alive.”

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