Brian C. Copper – The Room

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Synopsis:

David and Max meet during the worst snowstorm in recent history when Max, a patrolman in the fictional town of Fullerton, MA becomes stranded at David’s house.

Max soon discovers that David has a secret BDSM playroom in his basement and their adventures begin, bringing them closer as they discover new things about themselves and each other.

Other characters are introduced with time jumps into David’s past, as story lines interweave throughout, exploring various sexual themes between adult gay men.

Review: 

This isn’t a typical gay romance story.  It’s gritty in both an emotional and sexual sense.

There are varying levels of BDSM scattered throughout the book.  The author is extremely descriptive.  I may be female (so I can’t truly understand) but one part in particular had me screaming in my head, “That’s got to hurt!”

David doesn’t just serve as a Dom that stages scenes and dishes out pain and pleasure.  He’s also serves as a “spiritual guider” in the sense that he helps these men open themselves up to accepting their own desires.

The style of this book reminded me of the movie Valentine’s Day where a lot of tangential characters weave themselves together.  It is not until the very end that all the connections are made.  Well done!

Lastly, the aspect that I liked the most was the author’s cheeky way with words that is speckled throughout the book.

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RELEASE DAY: Samantha A. Cole – Watching from the Shadows

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The Sexy Six Pack is back and just as hot as ever.

Marco ‘Polo’ DeAngelis makes for a sexy Dom.  He steps up in numerous ways when challenges are presented to him.  He’s got his priorities in order.  And, he’s very creative in a playroom.  😉

Harper is an attorney.  It’s great to see a sub that can be intelligent and in a powerful career position.

Portrait of young romantic heterosexual couple

Awesome gratuitous threesome scene.  Sure, it wasn’t exactly critical to the story.  It does show a bit of willingness on the part of the Dom.  I love that it is the first time that a certain obvious stumbling block was addressed in the middle of this scene.  So, in response to such an added bonus – thank you.

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The author does a great job of layering the elements of suspense in the story.  I also liked how the Trident security team worked with local law enforcement as opposed acting completely above the law without consequences.

As per usual in the awesome series, the entire cast makes a significant presence in the story.

This book is available at

http://www.amazon.com/Watching-From-The-Shadows-Security-ebook/dp/B01C7SEY3G?tag=smarturl-20

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Samantha Cole – His Angel

Samantha Cole – Leather and Lace

Samantha Cole – Not Negotiable

Samantha Cole – Waiting For Him

Samantha Cole – Topping the Alpha

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Samantha Cole – Watching from the Shadows

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The Sexy Six Pack is back and just as hot as ever.

Marco ‘Polo’ DeAngelis makes for a sexy Dom.  He steps up in numerous ways when challenges are presented to him.  He’s got his priorities in order.  And, he’s very creative in a playroom.  😉

Harper is an attorney.  It’s great to see a sub that can be intelligent and in a powerful career position.

Portrait of young romantic heterosexual couple

Awesome gratuitous threesome scene.  Sure, it wasn’t exactly critical to the story.  It does show a bit of willingness on the part of the Dom.  I love that it is the first time that a certain obvious stumbling block was addressed in the middle of this scene.  So, in response to such an added bonus – thank you.

Watching From the Shadows

The author does a great job of layering the elements of suspense in the story.  I also liked how the Trident security team worked with local law enforcement as opposed acting completely above the law without consequences.

As per usual in the awesome series, the entire cast makes a significant presence in the story.

This book is available for Pre-Order, release date is April 21, 2016

http://www.amazon.com/Watching-From-The-Shadows-Security-ebook/dp/B01C7SEY3G?tag=smarturl-20

See More Great Trident Security Teasers at 

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See Related Posts:

Samantha Cole – His Angel

Samantha Cole – Leather and Lace

Samantha Cole – Not Negotiable

Samantha Cole – Waiting For Him

Samantha Cole – Topping the Alpha

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Laurell K. Hamilton – Jason (audio book)

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This is the #23 in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series.

I originally read this book in December 2014 and just recently listened to the audiobook.  As discussed below – the story is great.  The audio book is fantastic, too.  The voice of Anita is spot on.  An added bonus for the audio book – I was able to multi-task while listening to book.

While the Anita Blake series is usually very high on the paranormal side, this particular book is not.  It’s more like an insight into the polyamorous lifestyle.  Or as Jason said in the book, “It’s like a lesbian tutorial.”

For those of you who have not read the series, Anita Blake is an incredibly strong female character and I don’t mean her paranormal or metaphysical strength.  She is incredibly brave.  She sees no other options than facing her fears.  In Jason, it is surprising to learn that some things can still make her blush.  Read Jason, and find out what could possibly make Anita be unsure of herself in a bedroom setting.  In the book, Anita says, “I was so far outside my comfort zone I couldn’t see it from the shore anymore.  I felt lost at sea, but determined to weather the storm, even if it was a storm formed of soft flesh and silk.”

While Jason is usually a jokester, he pushes Anita to answer difficult questions.  “Are you really willing to spend the rest of your life trying to date someone you not only don’t love, but that you actually don’t enjoy having sex with?”

This is an awesome series!  Even if paranormal romance is not your thing, READ this book.

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Dani René – Broken by Desire

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Lucien’s constant desire for Cassandra was impressive.  Pretty much anything she says, does, or wears gives him a hard-on.  After 171,00 words, and reading about the state of his length, I was achy.  Unfortunately, despite my best efforts, I wasn’t able to conjure him into reality from the well-written pages.

I really liked Cassandra, imperfections and all.  She is independent and doesn’t reveal her secrets.  I love her ability to move on with her life even when she’s been wrecked.

Then there’s Jayce – oh my my.  He’s the slutty character that you can’t really pin down but is genuinely lovable.

The plot is filled some great twists!  If you enjoy something new in a romance story, you seriously have to read this book.

The steamy scenes in this book are like a volcano that erupts for days – explosive, intense, and enduring.

 

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Mature audiences only, this story covers a few darker themes and topics.
The following story contains dark mature themes, strong language, and sexual situations. It is intended for adult readers.

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Tara Sue Me – The Master

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This book is absolutely brilliant.  It literally takes a character from the evil depths of the BDSM world and steps through all the positive aspects of a BDSM relationship, which results in mentally strengthening both Dominant and submissive.

I love how the beauty and calmness of the cover directly reflects how the developing Dominant/submissive relationship between Cole and Sasha is soothing to both.  This story is about the delicacy of the BDSM relationship.

This book also contains a lot of hot erotic, traditional BDSM scenes.  Tara Sue Me writes with such finesse that the mental image of her words almost transforms into a physical caress.

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More importantly, the way that the author weaves the sex scenes into the context of a mutual beneficial relationship, makes this the best BDSM romance book I’ve read.

The author dispels the notion that the BDSM community is only comprised of depraved persons.  In the middle of a scene, involving numerous Doms and a sub, one of the participants receives an alarming call about their spouse being rushed to the hospital.  Everyone drops what they are doing to assist this person.  Just because these characters lead a kinky sexual lifestyle doesn’t make them lose sight of other priorities.

Finally, I also love the occasional nuggets of humor.  My favorite is when Cole sarcastically comments on Sasha’s lack of creative writing:

“Six years and the filthiest sentence you could come up with using ‘its’ is, ‘I put the vibrator in its place at the back of my nightstand’?”

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See Related Posts from The Submissive Series:

Tara Sue Me – The Chalet

Tara Sue Me – Enticement

Tara Sue Me – The Collar

Tara Sue Me – The Exhibitionist

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Tessa Bailey – Boiling Point (A Crossing the Line Novel)

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Synopsis: 

Falling for a con man is the most dangerous game of all…

Con artist Austin Shaw’s been in disguise so long he’s not sure where his fake identities end and he begins. Now that he’s been strong-armed into working for a specialized undercover unit working with the Chicago police—criminals with unique “skills”—the last thing he needs is to risk his iron control. Especially when it comes to a certain stunningly sexy hacker who tempts him with every look of disdain.

Polly Banks will never, ever trust a con man. On the trail of a ruthless crook who destroyed the only family she’s ever known, Polly is unnerved by the shadow who follows her every move. The one who makes her pulse pound and breath short with lust. Austin. He’s infuriating, enigmatic, and pure sex appeal, and she’s determined to resist him.

But an untrustworthy man of disguise can become anyone he wants…including a man that Polly must trust if she’s to escape their dangerous game alive.

Review:

THIS IS A MUST READ!!!  Think those other super popular erotic romance series are hot (oh you know the ones I’m talking about)?  This book blows them out of the water!

I highlight all my favorite parts of a book when I read – I highlighted so many sections, my copy is all yellow.  There are so many quotes that I want to include that my review would be ridiculously long.  I can’t help but share a couple (that are PG rated):

“That’s how Austin looks at you.  Like maybe you are the freedom and he’s still stuck in the prison yard.”

“Sins were only sins if someone was watching.”

This book is scorchingly volcanic hot.  It is so hot that despite the outside temperature being below zero, I needed to pour myself two cold glasses of water.  One glass just wasn’t enough.

Austin is skilled in the art of pleasuring women, but yet it’s been a decade since he’s enjoyed sex.  The gratification that he gets from Polly certainly makes up for long lost time.

Polly is an intelligent woman gifted in the art of computer hacking and gifted in the art of seducing men.  Austin’s caveman possessive side is determined to put an end to her flirtations.

Beyond the explosive sex scenes the story is arc is pretty amazing, too.  The “reformed” criminal component was intriguing in the fact that all the characters, both and main and side, were unique.  Their crazy backgrounds added cool twists in the story.

Buy Links BOILING POINT (Crossing the Line, #3): 

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Goodreads: bit.ly/1K4crDe

Other Books in the Series:

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RISKIER BUSINESS
by Tessa Bailey
Crossing the Line, #0.5
Publication Date: January 5, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Purchase: Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | B&NKobo | iBooks

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RISKING IT ALL
by Tessa Bailey
Crossing the Line, #1
Publication Date: January 27, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Purchase: Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | B&NKobo | iBooks

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UP IN SMOKE
by Tessa Bailey
Crossing the Line, #2
Publication Date: June 23, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Purchase: Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | B&NKobo | iBooks

 

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About the Author

Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days.

Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.

She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of eight years and four-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.

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Tara Sue Me – The Exhibitionist (Submissive Series # 6)

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What if a couple’s sex life moves in a direction where both are no longer comfortable?  Where is the long standing BDSM relationship between Nathaniel and Abby going?

Abby takes great pleasure in exhibitionism.  It arouses her, but this desire doesn’t necessarily mean that it is all encompassing.  She still has her limits.

Nathaniel may be dominant but that doesn’t mean he’s fearless.  What if his wife’s sexual interests are heading towards a path that go beyond his hard limits?  How can he reconcile this with his desire to sate his wife’s pleasures?

Tara Sue Me does an amazing job of balancing hot kinky BDSM with typical relationship concerns.  The sex is crazy hot and the love is real and tender.

See Related Posts:

Tara Sue Me – The Chalet (#3.5 Submissive Trilogy)

Tara Sue Me – Enticement (The Submissive Series #4)

Tara Sue Me – The Collar (The Submissive #5)

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Samantha Cole – Topping the Alpha (Trident Security #4)

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This book goes from seriously hot to hilariously funny to suspenseful to heart-felt.

Samantha Cole writes BDSM well!  It’s hot without being over the top.  Jake’s punishments are creative and inspire a burning need (Oops! don’t want to give a way too much).  Unlike most other BDSM books, it’s not all about hard and soft limits.  Jake is equally concerned about respecting his sub.  He isn’t into public humiliation, but expects complete submissiveness behind private doors.  He’s a master of whips, but has the sense to ensure his sub finds subspace and not just sinks into a bad mental state due to his military training.

I love how the author breaks up the intensity with a little humor.  Whether it is Nick talking aloud to his dick or Ian grumbling about not getting any, the comedic timing is impeccable.  Carter delivers a line that is so funny that I accidentally spit coffee on my iPad.  (I’m impatiently waiting for Carter’s story)

Whether it’s the anticipation or reactions, coming out of the closet involves drama.  It is easier for some than others.  Cole does a thoughtful job of addressing this issue in the story.

Finally, the suspense is fresh and new and ties in to the story nicely.

See Related Posts:

Samantha Cole – Leather and Lace

Samantha Cole – His Angel

Samantha Cole – Waiting For Him

Samantha Cole – Not Negotiable

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Dani René – Ace of Harts

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Fantastic story arc!  Emily Reid is torn between two hot brothers: Triston and Bash.  They have a sorted past that makes them untrusting of one another.  It is this history that makes the story much more interesting and unpredictable.  The brothers’ mutual attraction for Emily Reid makes all those negative feelings toward each other resurface.  It doesn’t bring out the best in either of them, but it definitely heightens the sexual passion.

Emily is caught between them and not knowing what is true or possible between herself and either of the men.  It’s not just their eye color that differentiates them in Emily’s head.  Their actions push her from one man to the other.

Finally, a book that doesn’t jump into the world of BDSM like jumping off a cliff into unknown waters.  There’s a more gradual approach like slowly wading into a lavishly ensconced swimming pool.

In the end, Emily chooses the one that can fill her completely: mind and soul.

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