Olivia Cunning – Outsider (Exodus World Tour – Volume 2)

REVIEW

This review is months overdue, which is no indication on how much I enjoyed this book. If you have read my other reviews of the Sinners on Tour series, you would know that I am a huge Trey fan. I was thrilled to finally get to see the threesome of Trey, Reagan, and Ethan find their happily ever after. Based on the characters state of distress and lack of comfort with their sexuality, the majority of this book focuses on Reagan and Ethan. Each of them had to trudge uphill to openly embrace their relationships. I enjoyed the story but would have liked it more if Trey was more of the focus. Also, I didn’t think the ending was befitting the characters. While I savored the story, I was a bit disappointed. Nonetheless, I still would categorize this as a MUST READ book for fans of the series.

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Reagan Elliot should be living her dream…

She’s touring with Exodus End as their new rhythm guitarist and gaining more notoriety and fame than she ever imagined possible.

She’s earned the devoted love of not only one, but two spectacular men. Her committed threesome with sexy guitarist Trey Mills and her hunky bodyguard Ethan Conner is stable, loving, deep, and satisfying for all involved.

But sometimes the world sees things differently and is determined to destroy what it doesn’t understand.

Can Reagan’s relationship with Trey and Ethan survive the cruel backlash of the media, her family, and a bigoted public? Or will the talented musician lose everything she holds dear in the face of her own burgeoning doubts?

Outsider is the second book in the Exodus End World Tour series. It’s also the sequel to Double Time, the fifth book in the Sinners on Tour series.

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AUTHOR BIO

Combining her love for romantic fiction and rock ‘n roll, Olivia Cunning writes erotic romance centered around rock musicians. Raised on hard rock music from the cradle, she attended her first Styx concert at age six and fell instantly in love with live music. She’s been known to travel over a thousand miles just to see a favorite band in concert. As a teen, she discovered her second love, romantic fiction — first, voraciously reading steamy romance novels and then penning her own. Growing up as the daughter of a career soldier, she’s lived all over the country and overseas. She currently lives in Quincy, Illinois.

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Diane Thorne – A Gift to Remember & Another Gift to Remember

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REVIEW

Why review two books in one post?  Easy – as soon as I finished the first book, I couldn’t stop reading and had to read the next.  I mean that literally.  As soon as I finished A Gift to Remember, I fumbled with my kindle app.  My finger shook with anticipation.  I cursed every millisecond that it took my app to load my library.  I frantically scanned my page searching for where previously downloaded Another Gift to Remember.  I eagerly touched on the image of the cover.  Ah … page 1.

The blurbs and the covers make the plot crystal clear.

The story is hot, considerate, and loving – A GUARANTEED PLEASURE TO READ.

Although the stories are on the short side, I still felt like I got to know the characters.  The characters themselves had history so the story revolves a change in dynamics rather than getting to know one another.  It was also great that this wasn’t just another insta-love story.  I loved how everyone’s needs were able to be satisfied.

The ratio of story to sex scenes was perfect.  The pace and lure of the story kept me turning the pages quickly.  The steamy scenes made my blood boil, heart race, and a few other bodily reactions that aren’t appropriate for discussion on a PG13 blog.

I will be gifting this book combo to all my closest friends for the holidays this year.

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One man. Two women. A birthday surprise he will never forget…

Carol has spent the last five years working as an assistant for her boss, Thomas Barrett. She enjoys her job, and is a good friend to his wife, Lynn. Every year Lynn asks Carol for assistance in obtaining a gift for Thomas’s birthday. With his big fortieth arriving in a week, Carol expects she’ll need to snoop around the office for Lynn. To Carol’s surprise, Lynn already has an idea for Thomas’s present, and it’s one he will never forget.

Lynn invites Carol to join her and Thomas in a menage a trois. Although shocked, Carol considers such a rare opportunity to broaden her sexuality. But if she joins her boss and his wife in the bedroom, will Carol be able to continue a relationship with them? Moreover, can she keep her job working for Thomas?

BLURB – ANOTHER GIFT TO REMEMBER

Thomas Barrett has it all. He’s part owner of a marketing firm with his best friend of twenty years, Andy. In addition to having a successful career, Thomas enjoys the love of two beautiful women: his wife, Lynn, and his assistant, Carol. He couldn’t be happier with life.

Tasked with finding a gift idea for Andy’s fortieth birthday, Thomas comes up with a perfect one. Not only will it please Andy, but Thomas is certain his idea will provide great pleasure for Lynn and Carol. Thomas wants his favorite naughty women to bring Andy into their love nest. But will Lynn and Carol be willing to have sex with Thomas’s best friend? Better yet, can Andy maintain a working and sexual relationship with them?

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Thank You Arc to Diane Thorne!

About the Author:

Diane Thorne is an erotic romance writer living in Indiana. She writes in a variety of genres such as Contemporary, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Erotic Romance and Menage a Trois. When she’s not slaving away at her day job, she creates erotic adventures with hot and seductive men. Reader beware, she is not responsible for any titillation, increased temperatures, or hormonal stirrings. Blame her characters and read responsibly.

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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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Rebecca Grace Allen – The Theory of Deviance

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REVIEW

A really well paced and structured story.  I loved how the relationship between Krissy, Rafe, and Mikey develops.  Some stories go from 0 to 60 in seconds and leave the reader thinking that the transition was too simplistic.  This story takes more of a dipping the toe in the water approach.  The story gives the virgin a little bit of chance to get used to the water.

The threesome aspect offers a few different homophobic reactions of the religious nature.  While the issues may be maddening, the story emphasizes the strength of the characters and their triumphs.  In the end, I came to respect the characters more than feel sorry for them.

I might have been able to rate the book higher, if the main character’s name wasn’t Mikey.  Honestly, that name doesn’t ever belong in a romance novel.  Names are critical to a story.  The only image in my head that the name Mikey conjures is that of a young adolescent boy.

This is the third book in the series.  I hadn’t read the first two books, but had no problem jumping into this story.  After reading this one, I would like to go back and read the first two in the series.

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Deviance is unacceptable. It’s taboo. And it’s the one thing he’s always wanted.Portland Rebels, Book 3Painful shyness isn’t the only reason Mikey Pelletier is a twenty-five-year-old virgin. Between working for his parents and volunteering at his church, he neither has the time nor the inclination to admit his bisexuality to the world-or to himself.A visit from Krissy Porter will hopefully fix everything. After three months of chatting with her, Mikey’s got one carefully planned week to win her heart and lose his V-card. He’s hoping he can pull it off, even with her roommate along for the ride.Krissy has been drawn to Mikey for a while. He’s so easygoing, she thinks he could be the calm in her storm. But there’s an extra complication when she comes to visit: her friend-with-benefits, “hetero-flexible” roommate, Rafe.During a week of revelations, intimacy, and kink, Krissy and Rafe become the angel and devil on Mikey’s shoulders, tempting him in different directions. And all three of them discover that a week of pure deviance can lead to the most uncontrollable emotion of all: love.Warning: This book contains innocent board game-playing that takes a sexy turn, use of recreational substances, back-door action, and some smokin’ hot threesomes. Plus, scenes of inner-demon slaying. Fans and tissues advised.

Thank You Arc to Rebecca Grace Allen!

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.

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 at

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

See More Great Trident Security Teasers at 

https://www.pinterest.com/LizEllynAuthor/samantha-cole-trident-security-series/

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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 

https://www.pinterest.com/LizEllynAuthor/samantha-cole-trident-security-series/

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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Sondi Warner – Deserving

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This book blurb drew me in, maybe it will for you, too.

Book Blurb:

Another affair? If you can’t beat them…join.

Angelina Fuentes really hates fending off women who stick to her husband like bees to honey. When her powerful bad boy hires a sexy new cleaning lady named Kristi DuPont, Matteo Fuentes is in danger of messing up big time. This is his last shot to prove to his wife he can be faithful. Or, should Angelina accept boys will be boys and girls will be better?
To keep her marriage intact, Angelina offers a ménage a trois. There’s just one problem: All three of them are in this for different reasons. Angelina is making the ultimate sacrifice out of love. Matteo wants to have his cake and eat it, too. But Kristi isn’t there to satisfy Matteo. She’s there for his wife. She’s there for revenge.

Get what you deserve when you order this dangerously good book from contemporary romance writer, Sondi Warner. Just be sure to hang onto your seats. This ménage a trois thriller will throw you for a loop!

Review: 

The premise of this book is sensationally unique.  It was an outstanding blend of suspense and sexual heat.

Holy Hades HOT!  This is my first F/F/M novel.  The steamy scenes are blooding boiling hot.

The crime part was fairly well constructed.  I liked that there were a number of side characters that made the story more complicated.  However, too many clues foreshadowed the end.  I would have liked more surprise.

The book also had a number of other elements that I respected:

  1. It seems like in any LGBT book, some homophobic element is always included.  (perhaps one day it will be a non issue)  I liked that it was restricted to the perspective of an older generation.
  2. This is a multi-racial book that doesn’t follow all the traditional stereotypes.

 

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