Archive for March, 2009

Seduction of a Proper Gentleman by Victoria Alexander

March 28, 2009

seduction-of-a-proper-gentleman-7992Seduction of a Proper Gentleman by Victoria Alexander

Avon Books

To break a centuries-old curse, beautiful, headstrong Lady Kathleen MacDavid knows she must ignore every rule of propriety by seducing—and marrying—the Earl of Norcroft. So she sets off for London, braving scandal and ruin to achieve her goal . . . until a crazy bump on the head makes her forget nearly everything.

The thrill of winning a bet—that he’d be the last of his set to wed—hasn’t eased the earl’s pain of losing his friends to marriage. Still, he’d be willing to settle down if he could meet someone worthy of his love—and desire. But he has met no such woman, until Kathleen is brought to him. Suspicious of her motives, he’s determined to resist her seductive ways. But sometimes even the most proper gentleman finds it expedient to act improperly . . .



Easter Bunny

March 26, 2009

Looks like the Easter Bunny will be coming soon.

I think he’s a cutie and I just love his little tail. Don’t you?


Scorpio Risen by Desiree Lee

March 26, 2009

scorpio-risenScorpio Risen  by  Desiree Lee

Tease Publishing

Deylen Troika is the new Alpha of the Centruroides clan of scorpion shifters and the owner of a toxicology lab to appear legitimate amongst mortals. Forced to hire a new employee for his lab, Deylen has to go outside of his clan to find someone with the qualifications. He can’t help but notice his new employee, Seneca McLane is stunningly beautiful If only her personality wasn’t so abrasive.

Deylen uncovers a secret Seneca harbors, bringing them closer together, more than he would have imagined. It also puts his own secret in danger of being discovered.

When a rival clan challenges Deylen for the city, Seneca is caught up in to a world she knows nothing about. Can Deylen keep his clan affairs separate and protect her innocence or will she become an unwitting pawn in the fight for supremacy amongst the arachnid shifters?

I was blown away by the unique concept of arachnid shifters. Ms. Lee presented not one but two separate species of shifters that have never before been written about to my knowledge. The details of both the scorpion and spider shifters had me enthralled and I could not believe it when a partial shift occurred. Ms. Lee has written of something that has never before occurred in a shifter story.


Last Chance Upon A Murder by Desiree Lee

March 26, 2009

last-chance-upon-a-murderLast Chance Upon A Murder by Desiree Lee

Freya’s Bower

An ancient rite performed in modern times. A lone woman unaware of her destiny. A preternatural creature hunts for one soul to claim for his own. What havoc will be wrought when the three intertwine? Can two beings from vastly different worlds find peace together, or are they doomed to walk between worlds forever?

Last Chance Upon A Murder was a fantastic read. The story was raised to a level above what I am used to reading. My mother would say it had a lot of twenty-five cent words but in a way, the vocabulary used, elevated this work to a higher level. It reminded me of an Alfred Hitchcock story. A cross of The Birds and An Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode.


Ride a Cowboy by Pamela LaBud

March 19, 2009

rideacowboy-3992Ride a Cowboy  by   Pamela LaBud

Cobblestone Press

Set in the 1880’s of West Texas it is the story of an ex-con cattle rancher Wade MacReynolds whose water supply has been cut of by the locals and desperate to keep his herd alive. He has to get his cattle
to market and pay restitution to stay out of prison for a bank robbery he didn’t commit. His only chance is if he can convince the local brothel madam to let him buy water rights from her land.

Lily Barnett is willing to strike a deal, but only on her own terms. A woman who has spent her lifetime pleasing men decides that once and for all a man is going to return the favor. She tells Wade that he can
have seven days of water if he is able to pleasure her in bed one night each week. A battle of wits and wiles ensue as this headstrong cowboy wrangles the beautiful and demanding brothel madam. It is the first in a series of trysts between this randy couple.

Last Glass of Wine by Bekki Lynn

March 19, 2009

last-glass-of-wineLast Glass of Wine by  Bekki Lynn

Siren Publishing

Lana Moore, a server at Rogan’s Steakhouse and approaching thirty, finds her obsession with her boss a distraction and senses he wants her to quit. But then, he loses control and she’s left confused, needy. It increased the fire, so when she learns he’s no longer her boss, she demands he finishes what he started. Until she learns the truth.

Cole, Rogan’s young assistant manager, wants Lana. But when he loses control and nearly takes her right there in the restaurant, he knew he risked both of their jobs. Before things can be righted, he receives bad news from home. He has to leave Lana before anything happens between them. Then things balloon between them and he can’t keep his hands off, nor can she until she learns only part of the truth of his leaving.


Madeline Oh Games Series

March 15, 2009

submissive-games-349Submissive Games by Madeleine Oh

Changeling Press

Tom Baldwin is a successful actor, a national heartthrob, a sex symbol — and a sexual submissive. Claudine Wallace is a professional Dominatrix with a client list of politicians, captains of industry and one well-known actor.

A purely professional relationship.

Claudine accepts Tom’s invitation to a weekend in France, in her professional capacity, and plans a weekend of sex games and bondage. Even if they’d both secretly wish for something more from their relationship, there are rules. Lines client and Dominatrix never cross.

Tom’s about to break all the rules… no matter what the cost.

Submissive Games is not a book for the faint of heart. It is an intense look at the sex life of Tom Baldwin, a submissive and his Dominatrix, Claudine Wallace. Yes, there is a good story of their nine month relationship and the yearnings that they have developed over the course of this time period but this story has very graphic details of the games that they play.

Tom is a rich, successful, actor. He has woman dropping at his feet and in his bed. Unfortunately, they just don’t do it for him. Tom sought out a very discreet Dominatrix who runs a real spa with a playhouse above it. I could feel the love Tom had for Claudine was more than just his physical release. When Tom asked her to join him at his home in France, I held my breath waiting for Claudine’s answer.

Claudine Wallace is a take charge woman. I felt that she needed to be in control at all times and was afraid to give in an inch. The way she spoke to Tom gave me the impression that he was her favorite submissive. Her caresses made me believe that she wanted more with Tom but there are rules to the game and lines she would never cross.

Or would they?

This is definitely one very hot, sexy story in Ms. Oh’s Games Series. The sexual relationship between Tom and Claudine really heated me up. I would recommend reading not only Submissive Games but if you enjoyed it, all the very hot Games books.

sexy-games-399Sexy Games by Madeleine Oh

Changeling Press

An appetizer to die for…

It looked like being a boring party, but a tall, dark haired, sexy man changed all that. Accepting his suggestion that they skip out on the assembled company, Jenny agrees, for a evening of spectacular sex. But Basil Wallace wants more than a one-night stand. He plans on tying Jenny down — in more ways than one.

Jenny Everly has been friends with Tom Baldwin their entire lives. Their parents have even planned their wedding and children. Unfortunately Jenny and Tom just do not click. They tried earlier in their lives to be a couple but Tom loves to be spanked and Jenny just isn’t into delivering it. I can understand Jenny’s point of view as not everyone is into delivering and prefer to receive or not into spanking at all.

Tom’s parents have a fortieth wedding anniversary and Jenny meets up with Tom, a famous actor now, and his friend Basil Wallace. Jenny is quite taken with Basil but fears that he, like Tom, prefers receiving spanks. There are many very candid conversations about preferences and before long, Jenny and Basil disappear from the party for a little while.

Basil is the proper English gentleman on the outside but a sexy, dominate man with a few kinks on the inside. I enjoyed how Basil slowly acclimated Jenny to what he liked. I loved how I felt like I was there with Basil and Jenny the entire book.

Sexy Games is a seriously hot story that is descriptive enough that anyone could play the games along with Jenny and Baz. I can’t wait for the next sizzling story in Ms. Oh’s Games Series.

power-games-3991Power Games  by Madeleine Oh

Changeling Press

John Kent only agrees to make up a foursome to oblige his friend and fellow Dom, Mark. After all, a blind date with Mark’s sub’s old aunt promises to be a rather dull evening. But when Aunt Ellen turns out to be an enticing young widow, the prospect for the evening really looks up. Then John discovers Ellen is also a submissive, and his Dom instincts take over…


Selena Illyria Day

March 12, 2009

tartan-surprise-349Tartan Surprise  by Selena Illyria

Changeling Press

Iain just wanted someone to help take the edge off before the full moon rose in a few days. When he met Katherine in the pub he felt he had found the perfect person to help him with his problem. Katherine could not resist the kilted stranger who caught her eye at the bar. When he offered her a night of hot sex she couldn’t say no. But what happens when she finds out that the stranger is her boss’s son?

Tartan Surprise was just that. A very pleasant surprise. Being a short story, I was surprised at how involved I became with the characters. I was so involved with the characters that I found myself laughing out loud as they bantered with one another in the alley regarding Iain’s name and shivering when Iain growls out commands to Katherine. Iain and Katherine’s conversations were very well written. I have even used some of those lines myself. Ms. Illyria’s book is so well written, I felt everything that Iain did to Katherine and could place myself in each scene.

We learn a little about the pack, Artair O’Keefe and his sons, Conall and Iain and the pack Agatha(Conall’s wife) is from but due to the story length, it is sketchy. This story left me wanting to read more about Iain and Katherine, their future life together and that of the packs. I know I’ll be on the look out to hear more about them.

tartan-interlude-3491Tartan Interlude by Selena Illyria
Changeling Press

Werewolf Iain is in love with Katherine, a human. Katherine doesn’t think anyone can fall in love in three months. Mating is one thing, love is another altogether.

Iain is determined to prove her wrong and he’ll do everything he can to convince her of his love.


Golden Opportunity by Donna Marie Rogers

March 9, 2009

goldenopportunity_1Golden Opportunity  by Donna Marie Rogers
The Wild Rose Press

James McMillan is a third generation owner of the most prosperous horse ranch in Golden, Colorado. When a gorgeous little filly shows up at his door waving what she says is the deed to half his ranch, James is incredulous. But the document is authentic, according to his lawyer—Reese sold her his half of the Double M during a poker game in Atlantic City. So not only must James find a way to get back those shares, he needs to fight his growing attraction for his luscious new business partner, who turns out to be a lot more than just a pretty face.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day

March 7, 2009


I figured I’d get a jump on things and wish everyone a Happy Saint Patrick’s Day. If you could look at this all day, wouldn’t you start celebrating early also.