Celebrating Authors/Books that I didn’t blog about but haven’t forgotten (Week 5 – Three or More Galore)

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Week 5 – Three or More Galore

Maya Banks

Be With Me – One woman with three men that have varying expectations in bed.  Life gets even more complicated by the fact that someone is out to kill her.  Hot and suspenseful!

Brazen (Brazen, Reckless) – Another threesome from Maya Banks.  Really enjoyed the 2-book combination, which allowed for the continuation of the story.  Let’s you see beyond one night of super sexcapades.

Colters’ Legacy Series – Like fathers like sons.  Menage a Quatre (I actually had to look up the term). Polygamy in a family setting.

For Her Pleasure – All good things should come in threes.  Three good stories in one anthology.  Nobody wants to be the third wheel in a threesome.

Linger (Stay With Me and Songbird)  – Men should never take a woman’s love and openness for granted.  Two books where the men need to fight to regain something that is right because they let it slip through their fingers.

Shayla Black

Masters of Menage (Their Virgin Captive) – No hiding with this title!  Quick easy read.

Wicked Ties – Should a Dominant male give his Submissive a three-way for a night, even if he really doesn’t want to share?

Decadent – What happens when 2 of the 3 in a relationship fall in love with each other?  Not all threesomes last a lifetime, but can make for some great reading.

Jaci Burton

Unwrapped – Having a secret sexual fantasy fulfilled – BEST Christmas present ever.

Lauren Dane

Federation Chronicles (Undercover) –  Science Fiction mixed with some trio sex.  When fighting the universe, it is always important to get some sexual relief, in triplicate.

Laurell Hamilton  

Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series – Bold female vampire hunter that enjoys her MANY vampires and shifters.  Brings the concept of polyamorous relationships to whole new level!  Can’t wait to find out who she is going to marry.  I unfortunately missed out on a short release of a short story – Shutdown.  Hopefully it will be available again.

Megan Hart

Alex Kennedy (Tempted, Everything Changes, Naked) Husband – Wife plus one.  This isn’t actually a trilogy, but three different books that are linked.  Loved getting to know more about the characters by reading all three books.

Kelly Jamieson

Wicked One Night – Ten years is a long time to wait for the best sex of your life, but some things are worth the wait.  Enjoyed the drama.  Laughed aloud.  Great ending.  A must read.

Lora Leigh

Nauti Boy – Fun romp on a boat.  There are other books in the series.

Trista Ann Michaels

Leave Me Breathless – What’s better than a Navy Seal?  Two Navy Seals.  They are trained to protect Tessa from the threats on her life and offer her a deal she cannot say no to as well.

Anne Rainey

Body Rush – A fabulous night with 3 hot owners of a sex club.  What happens if one wants more than just sex?

Saskia Walker

Her Fantasy – Only 42 pages, but packed with a lot of heat.  Just the right dose for fantastic foreplay.

Three To Tango

Lauren Dane – Dirty/Bad/Wrong; Megan Hart – Just For One Night; Emma Holly – Flipping for Chelsea; Bethany Kane – On the Job

I choose to read this because of Lauren Dane and Megan Hart’s contributions, but I was riveted by a new-to-me author, Emma Holly.

Cherished

Maya Banks – Exiled; Lauren Dane – Sway

Two great authors in one great book.

Four Play

Shayla Black – Her Fantasy Men; Maya Banks – Pillow Talk

I have gifted this book on several occasions.  It is always a highly appreciated present.

Three’s Company

Jess Dee – A Question of Trust; Jayne Rylon – Nice and Naughty; Lorelei James – Wicked Garden

Hot. Hot. Hot.  Three hot stories in a single book.  Yes!

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Celebrating Authors/Books that I didn’t blog about but haven’t forgotten (Week 4 – Strong Sexy Supermales)

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Week 4 – Strong Sexy Supermales 

Kristen Ashley

Chaos:  Tough biker dudes were a bit hard to warm up to, but once I did – oh my my.  A great exploration of balancing of whether you can like someone in spite of their faults.  Once you get acquainted with the biker-lingo, you won’t be able to put this series down.  It is incredibly hot how the male characters in this series can convey emotion and intent with so few words.  They say what they mean.  There are no head games or trying to read between the lines.  While it is done in a very bossy sort of way, it is also refreshing and provocative all at the same time.

Dream Man Series:  Badass Commando, sexy DEA Agent, honorable police officer, and righteous biker make for some hot tales.  It is very difficult for me to decide which highly protective character should win the most desirable.  However, in Wild Man, Brock’s appreciation for Tessa’s cupcakes (not a euphemism) earns him my vote. Gotta love a guy that has a sweet tooth and an amazing body.

Maya Banks

Sweet Series:  This series is absolutely flipping amazing.  New to the sex club scene?  Read these books!  Sex, action, and romance, this series has it all.  (A little menagerie, too)  I cannot say that I have a favorite in the series, because they are all great.  I suggest reading them in order, because the characters develop throughout the series.

KGI Series:  I love feeling broken hearted when reading a book, when not all the facts are revealed to the reader.  An emotional roller coaster makes for a great read.  Very much enjoyed the book.  There are many other books in this series and they are on my list to read.

Shayla Black

Wicked Lovers Series:  Damn!  These men are scaldingly hot.  The danger elements of the story are intriguing, but the explicit scenes are sensational!

Rhyannon Byrd

Dangerous Tides:  Lawmen that go above and beyond their duty. Saturated with suspense and sensuality – super!

Jaci Burton

Play by Play Series:   I cannot get enough of this series!  My life comes to a halt when I bring one of these books home.  Ripped sports guys that have depth, too.  The characters are amazing and I adore how  the characters from all the books are intertwined.  I’ll be racing faster than Gray Preston, in One Sweet Ride, to get the next in the series.

Anne Calhoun

Under His Hand:  Strong, protective Navy Seal takes his girlfriend by surprise.  Best kind of attack.

Lauren Dane

Cake – Hot-successful-badass artist is equally as gifted between the sheets.

Katy Evans

Real Series:  Remy doesn’t just have a succulent body, but a huge heart as well.  It’s impossible not to fall for this bi-polar boxer.  There is something completely appealing about a man needing a woman so much and not being afraid to admit to it.  Rogue is a spin-off in this series, and gets a thumbs up, too.

Lorelei James

Blacktop Cowboys:  Lorelei James has got the concept of the hot cowboy down pat.  These books have me singing, “Home on the Range,” where the women and men play, and they get laid many times a day. Many more in the series.

Rough Riders:  Bring a cold towel with you when you read.   These books will make you sweat like you’re riding the range in a midday summer heatwave.  Perhaps, I’m missing out on life by living in a suburb.  Many more books in this series to savor.  Hurrah!

Skye Jordan

Reckless:  A-list actor turned stunt man – definitely a strong, sexy, testosterone fueled male.  Will it be possible to maintain anonymity and privacy?  If you are truly in love, shouldn’t you be shouting it from the rooftops?

Laura Kaye

Hard Ink:  Ex-green berets have warm loving hearts as well.  A lot of action in these books.  From the violent incidents relationships bloom.  More to read in the series.

Jamie McGuire

Beautiful:  Greatest book combo ever.  Beautiful Disaster from Abby’s perspective and Walking Disaster from Travis’s perspective.  This is an incredible story, told equally well from both perspectives (not an easy task but done superbly).

Maddox Brothers:  Beautiful Oblivion:  A spin-off from Beautiful Series.  More Maddox Brothers – YES!  This book stunned me with the ending.  I can’t believe I got so caught off guard.  What an unimaginable surprise!  Maybe, I need to re-read it and see if I missed some clues.  It would be a pleasure to read again.  Excited for the next in the series.

Tawny Weber

A Seal’s Seduction – One thing you can count on with a  Navy Seal – a sensationally chiseled body.  Even if military men are not your usual thing, perhaps this one will change your mind.

Joanna Wylde

Reaper’s Motorcycle Club:  Wow.  It’s difficult to sell such a tough and crass biker as a good guy.  Kudos to Joanna Wylde  for making me flip over Horse.

 

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Celebrating Authors/Books that I didn’t blog about but haven’t forgotten (Week 3 – Hot Rock Star Heroes)

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Week 3 – Hot Rock Star Heroes

Olivia Cunning

Sinners on Tour

OMG!  These are perhaps some of the best characters ever! I refuse to admit how many times I’ve read this series – it really is that sensational.  The author wickedly turned five, hot, slutty, rock stars into lovable characters.  The only negative thing I can say is that Sinners at the Alter, left me dying to hear more about Trey’s story (the author notes that more will follow in other books – I’m crossing my fingers)

One Night With Sole Regret

For those that enjoy a high sex to story ratio, the second 3-story bundle is for you.  I guarantee that it won’t disappoint.  There are two more in the series, but I’m waiting for the next 3-story bundle to read (I have little patience waiting for the next story to get published). I hope I survive the wait.

Lauren Dane 

Brown Family

I want to be adopted into the Brown Family.  Each story is crazy exceptional.  There’s nothing that gets old about these stories.  These are a must purchase, but do not lend to a friend unless they sign a contract that they will return the book to you.  Laid Bare starts off the series with a bang, making you feel raw and exposed.  [Todd] “You’re bad for my self-control, Erin.  You make me want things I should’t want.” … [Erin] “Or maybe I make you want things you’ve always wanted and only now have a safe place to express them,” she challenged.  “Why shouldn’t you want them?  Why shouldn’t you get off on what gets you off?”  In addition, to some wild hot scenes, Lauren Dane draws out the reader’s appreciation for true love and acceptance.

Delicious Series

Great name for the series because each story is sinfully delicious.  This is an awesome extension from the Brown family, but great as a stand alone series too.  The friendship between all the women in this series can seriously make a person jealous.

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Shattered by Love Blitz

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Title: Shattered by Love

Author: Dani René

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 27, 2016 

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The boy from the wrong side of town.
The girl who stole his heart.

Jayce

For five years, I’ve lived with my choice.
Pain. Regret. Heartache.
A shattered soul.

She was my salvation. My love. My world.
Until I let her walk away.

Ivy

For five years, I’ve lived with my secret.
Hurt. Remorse. Sorrow.
A shattered soul.

He was my life. My love. My world.
Until he let me walk away.

Broken hearts, shattered by love.
Secrets. Deception. Lies.

Can shattered love be mended?

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I am an indie author and freelance graphic designer. I started focusing on writing in January 2015 and after a few fan fiction stories, I decided to publish Ace of Harts it was my first full length novella. On a daily basis I have a few hundred characters, storylines, and ideas floating around in my mind. If I am not on Pinterest or Instagram looking for my next muse, you can find me on Twitter or Facebook. So head on over, I love meeting new readers and authors.

When I am in the cave, I am happiest. If you can’t find me sitting behind my trusty MacBook writing about hot alpha males, I am probably drinking coffee at a coffee shop, or wine tasting one of the few hundred wine farms in my home city of Cape Town, in South Africa.

I have an addiction to reading (who doesn’t?), TV series, music, tattoos, chocolate, and ice cream. I am constantly looking for a new book to get lost in and new book boyfriend to fall in love with. My favorite authors include – M Never, K Webster, KL Kreig, Meghan March, and that’s just to name a few!

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Celebrating Authors/Books that I didn’t blog about but haven’t forgotten (Week 2 – Rich, Racy, and Romantic Romeos)

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Week 2 – Rich, Racy, and Romantic Romeos

Maya Banks 

Anetakis Tycoons: The men have the money, but I like that the female goes after what she wants.

Breathless Series: The straightforwardness of each of these dominant males’ wants and demands is refreshingly honest in a very provocative kind of way.  Another hit by Maya Banks.

Kings of the Boardroom: Simple story, that has been told before, but the way Maya Banks writes makes it sing.  A quick enjoyable read (only 192 pages)

Pregnancy & Passion: These are surprisingly good books.  I have to admit that the meshing of pregnancy and erotic romance had me flummoxed.  The books stirred a love/hate relationship with the male characters.  It is always amusing finding out how the male pulls his head out of his ass.  Enjoyed their individual style of Go Big or Go Home. I was hooked after the first book and couldn’t wait to finish the series.

Emma Chase – Tangled Series

Fresh, Blunt, and Funny.  Give it to me straight – what a guy really thinks.  I love a book that makes me feel so strongly about a character that I would like to smack him upside his head.  Awesome series – can’t wait to read the next.

Sylvia DayCrossfire Series

Sex, Steam, and Angst Oh my!  More than filled the gap after reading FSOG a few times.  In this series, the characters both had a background in rubbing elbows with the upper crust, which I prefer over the whole Pretty Woman fantasy.  Eva finds Gideon’s most fabulous attributes to include his beauty, stamina, size, and prowess, which can make for an entertaining relationship.  More importantly, those traits make for a captivating book!  After recently gifting Bared to You to a relative, I couldn’t help myself and go back and read it again.  Well, once I finished it, I continued with the next, Reflected in You.  I was enjoying myself too much and I finished the rest of the series.  It fits the criteria: (1) page-turner/can’t put down (2) want to re-read (3) would gift to a friend.  This series is listed on many sites as something to read after Fifty Shades of Grey.  I prefer not to compare books for a number of different reasons.  I know a lot of people disliked Fifty and I wouldn’t want people to be hesitant to read this series because they disliked FSOG.  I’ll refrain from comparing these two series even though there are a number of similarities.  But simply, if you like a book with a lot of seriously steamy scenes – read this series.  Gideon and Eva can’t get enough of each other.  If they’re happy, they shag.  If they’re angry, they shag.  STAMINA – that’s the first word I think of when I think about this book.  They go at each other at least 3-4 times per day.  Their couples therapist isn’t certain that their indulgence in sex is actually healthy.  They both refuse to try abstinence to address their issues.  Gideon and Eva share a similar troubled past and a relatively similar taste for the rich and fancy.  They face constant problems as a result of their pasts and can’t seem to catch a break.  In addition, the side characters are fantastic.  Cary, Eva’s best and purely platonic friend is great.  He’s flawed but lovable none-the-less.  Hopefully he’ll get his happily-ever-after in the final installment.  Gideon is generally very supportive of Eva’s relationship with Cary.  But at one time he suggests that Eva might be better off without Cary in her life.

Abbi Glines – Rosemary Beach

Even though I accidentally read this series out of order, I had no problem keeping up.  The intermingling of this group of friends and their relationships had me craving for more.  I will be very sad when the series ends.

E.L. James – Fifty Shades of Grey

This is the book that all books involving filthy rich males seducing a woman are compared against.  My favorite part of the novels were the emails that went back and forth between Christian and Anastasia.  The cheekiness was delightful.

Lisa Rene JonesInside Out Triology

Nice combination of mystery, sex, and affluence centered around the world of art.  I have yet to read the rest of the books in this extended series, but would like to.

J. Kenner

Stark Trilogy: Yes, he’s unimaginably wealthy, but the connection between Damien and Nikki is the essence of what makes this series great.  The balance of their need for one another speaks to the heart.

Stark International: This is a spin off of the Stark Trilogy and is written in the same vein.  The connection between the two series is fantastic but I refuse to spoil it.  Similar to Damien, Jackson Steele is a wealthy and powerful architect that gets what he wants.  He is controlling and manipulative, but for a submissive those are all good attributes.  Sometimes the line between good control and bad control aren’t clear, which makes relationships complicated.*  He has a history of pushing Sylvia Brooks too far.  Is he out to win her heart or just out to win control over her?  Sylvia Brooks left Jackson once before, but will returning to his bed be too much for her.  Beware, this book ends such that you’ll feel compelled to read the next.   * This complication only relates to the adult relationship between Sylvia and Jackson.  Sylvia’s childhood past includes being assaulted by an adult.  Under no circumstances should an adult take such action on a minor child.  This distinction is clear in the story as well.

Most Wanted Series: Holy GQ, bad boy, hotness! The males are corrupt but totally sexy.  The titillating game of cat and mouse as the characters unite is brilliant.  It would be great if other books followed in this series.

Beth KeryBecause You Are Mine Series

This is a series that starts out hot, but then explodes with fierceness in the final book.  Must read the entire series!  It is totally worth it.

R.K. Lilley – Up in the Air Series

What makes this series exceptional is that not only are the two main characters, Bianca and James, interesting, but the gay best friend of the female character, Stephen.  Through the use of this character, many more facets about the main characters are revealed.  Looking forward to reading Mr. Beautiful soon.

Jennifer Probst – Marriage to a Billionaire Series

My favorite of the series was the 1st, The Marriage Bargain, where the marriage didn’t actually involve a billionaire.  If power and tomfoolery that comes with big bucks appeals to you, read this series.

Tina Reber – Love Series

Big A list actor falls for bar owner.  The stories excel in weaving realism and hollywood fantasy.  The bets between the characters left me rolling on the floor laughing.  Totally entertaining.

J.C. Reed – Surrender Your Love Series

Signing a consensual sex act and confidentiality agreement with your new boss at a real estate firm might not be the best idea.  However, with a hot mega-wealthy boss, named Jett, where do I sign?  Steamy scenes and crazy twists, make the book great.

Tara Sue Me – Submissive Series

Ready to step into the world of BDSM?  Finding a balance in life is often a challenge and it was gripping to behold how the characters balanced their sex life.  When Abby says “Turpentine” I wanted to cry for her.  I look forward to every additional book in this series.

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How to end a book series?

The one bad thing about a great book series – all good things come to an end.  Some authors do this better than others.

A few of my favorite book series came to end recently.  It was very sad, but the authors did a fantastic job in distinctly different ways.

First, Epilogue for all the characters

Abbi Glines – Sea Breeze Series

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The final book, Until the End, included an epilogue for each of the characters.  Each book in the series essentially was a romance that centered around one couple.  All the characters were connected throughout the series.  Admittedly, it’s been a while since I read the first few books.  As I read the final book, the epilogue brought back found memories of each individual book.  I felt like it was a final goodbye to each character.  And, the teasing last line was PERFECT!

Samantha Young – On Dublin Street Series 

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This series didn’t actually end.  Samantha Young surprised fans of her series, like myself, and published an additional novella this past November, On King’s Way (on my TBR list).  I included this series because in Echoes of Scotland Street the author also included an extended epilogue touching on all the characters.

Additionally, Samantha Young has published a single novella to include all the characters centering around a holiday.

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Second, tying up all the loose ends

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This series was told in an unique way.  The story was about few characters whose relationships were complexly intertwined.  The series doesn’t follow a typical chronological order of story telling.  While I was terribly disappointed to know that the series was ending, the author did a brilliant job of clearing up all the gaps in the plot in the last novel.  I can’t wait to read the entire series again from start to finish, knowing what to expect.

Third, the spin-off (excellent for continued book sales)

In the past, I blogged about some of my favorite spin off series, check out the post at:

Favorite Spin-off Book Series

Lorraine Loveit – Playing the Game Series

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This series ended very well.  This series must be read in its entirety and in order to truly understand the ending.  The author is planning a spin-off (date unknown).

Not all authors end a book series well.  I won’t mention names, because I don’t believe in book bashing.  This particular 13 book series involved a triangular relationship and I absolutely hated the way it ended.  I realize that it is simply my opinion, but the main character should have ended up with the other guy.  I found it so upsetting that I refuse to read another book by that author – EVER.

Another note on ending a book series.  Once it’s over, let it be over.  Trying to squeak out an extra book that is tangential to the series is annoying.  A few of my favorite authors have done this, but I always find the books disappointing.

As always, thank you to all the authors that fill my head with amazing characters.

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S.O.B. by JC Valentine Release Day Blitz

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Synopsis: 

Levi Black is an s.o.b.

Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he’s a pretentious, obnoxious, womanizing jacka** who thinks the world revolves around him.

He wouldn’t be wrong.

A famous soccer player, his skills on and off the field have won him medals, trophies, women, and the cover of every heartthrob magazine in the country. He’s broken nearly every bone in his body and a few hearts along the way, including mine—his stepsister—and lived to tell about it.

One night changed everything, and I’ve avoided him like the plague ever since. Just long enough to finish college, to bury the hurt, and to outrun the memories. But now that’s all changed. I’m back, and there’s no more running.

My hands are supposed to be my livelihood, but now they’re my curse. Levi’s reckless ways have landed him in a sticky situation, and his father has given me an offer I can’t refuse. One month, and all I have to do is put my hands on his body. Easier said than done. The problem is, even though I know it’s bound to bite me in the a**, I can’t bring myself to say no to the s.o.b.

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