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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cover Reveal of SEDUCING SENSEI by S.N. McKibben

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SEDUCING SENSEI

by S.N. McKibben

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Genre: MM Romance

Publication Date: March 31, 2017


Looking for love, Moriel Reis finds it—in all the wrong places.

A professional teacher by day, Moriel learns that students can sometimes be the best teachers. Two of his students, Scott and Itsuma, share similar interests. Emotions flare as Itsuma challenges "Mr. Reis's" authority.

After Moriel harshly disciplines him in front of the entire class, Itsuma wants a piece of his wounded pride back. Scott Cooper watches his homeroom teacher with dreamy eyes, but also feels loyalty for his smoldering friend and classmate, Itsuma Karter.

The heated conflict begins a fiery battle between the two. As this passion translation becomes a lustful tale, a surprising 'hot for teacher' story becomes a love affair, and a passionate adventure.

This venture out of the ordinary for the two students, allows them entrance into a world of erotic confessions, taking them on a journey into the velvet art of seduction that begins when the fighting ends. But as their skin privilege persuasions beckon for something more, in lies the question… do two wrongs make a right?

Moriel, Scott, and Itsuma learn the answer.


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About S.N. McKibben


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Slave to a 100 lbs. GSD (German Shepard) and a computer she calls "Dave", you'll often see her riding a 19 hand Shire nicknamed "Gunny" to the local coffee shop near the Santa Monica mountains. Stephanie reads for the love of words, and writes fiction about Dark Hearts and Heroes revolving around social taboos. When ever asked, she'll reply her whole life can be seen through a comic—sometimes twisted, sometimes funny, but always beautiful and its title is adventure. Come play!

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Review: A Darkness Absolute

A Darkness Absolute A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Hostiles are labeled hostiles for a reason. Everyone in this hidden town of Rockton knows to stay away from them because hostiles are savages. Or are there? This little bit of doubt is seeded throughout the book in key locations. It makes a reader wonder what the third book will feature. It is bound to be something exciting and frustrating. In the second book to the Casey Duncan series, Casey and Eric are thrown into a mystery as one of the people who was thought dead is found fifteen months after her captivity, a dark hole in a cave, in the middle of no where. As the story unfolds about Nicole's torturous time at the hands of an asshole, it only gets worse.

W.T.F? Where does Ms. Armstrong come up with these ideas? It seems most of her stories revolve around males who are dysfunctional around women. They are broken and can't seem to relate or build a healthy relationship. In this story, Eric may be a bit broken, but he is able to create a meaningful relationship with Casey. Nicole on the other hand suffers at the hands of a crazy stalker, not too different than the abuse Casey's ex-bff Diane enjoyed. Diane is still the jealous scorned woman. I loathe Diane and her channeling of Jan from Brady Bunch.

I do love Eric and how he tries to woo Casey. Puppies are a good way to a woman's heart. The puppy, named Storm, is adorable. Eric is adorable. He reminds me of Clay from Ms. Armstrong's other series. This could be why I like him so much. Another new character I like is Mathias - crazy French butcher. He reminds me a little of the guy who plays a mix between Hannibal in the tv series, Hannibal and Dexter. I like him!

The mystery is messed up. Ms. Armstrong keeps a reader guessing and places so many red herrings, my head is spinning. Finally when it all comes together, it makes sense and I'm exhausted. This mystery is a 3.5 star and recommended for those who like to figure out who is the killer with little to go on.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Review: Dangerous Curves Ahead

Dangerous Curves Ahead Dangerous Curves Ahead by Tymber Dalton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Romance Review

This is the third book in the loose three book arc. This can be read as a standalone but better when read after Beware of Falling Ice and Beware of Falling Rock.

After a couple of M/f maledom kink, it is nice to return to some kinky m/m erotica. Even better, it is a threesome-- triple the fun. Justin Rede is Rachel's brother who just graduated from college in the book, Beware of Falling Ice. Eager to escape his oppressive relatives and be closer with his sister, Justin takes a little vacation to Florida. Florida is very different than the more conservative South Dakota and Justin finally feels like he fits in. Even if he blended in with his relatives, he kept his true self hidden--his kinky homosexual self.

This sexual awakening and coming of age tale is sweet and erotically hawt. Justin learning at the hands of experienced dominants, Wade and Glen, is a fantasy come true. It is delicious and smoking hawt. The BDSM scenes between the three men definitely kick up the heat. What turns out to be some fun ends up being more. This tale provides a nice closure as Ms. Dalton closes the circle with Justin's happily ever after. It isn't all rose as Ms. Dalton enjoys throwing obstacles in the path of new lovers. I like when she does this because it makes the love feel more earned. As in the characters are invested in this relationship and put effort in to make it work. Nothing is ever easy for Ms. Dalton's characters.

From a character perspective, Wade, Glen and Justin are all nice guys. Wade and Glen may be sadists in the sack, but they are like cuddle bunnies in bed. I like this contrast and makes their kink scenes that much hotter for me. This erotic romance is recommended for m/m ménage lovers who enjoy kinky alpha men.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Review: Beware Falling Rocks

Beware Falling Rocks @TymberDalton Lovers of Cardinal Rule, this is a book for you. Bit of a tear jerker.
Beware Falling Rocks by Tymber Dalton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Romance Review

This story loosely follows the previous book, Beware of Falling Ice. It can be read as a standalone but it is better read after the previous. It is not necessary to read the entire series to understand what is going on in this book.

This one is a bit of a tear jerker. For readers who fell in love with Cardinal Rule by Ms. Dalton, this one generates a similar feel, just not as intense. Ms. Dalton show the negative side of an open marriage. Or specifically when a married couple is not open and honest with each other. If just one partner in the marriage doesn't want to open the marriage, it is a disaster waiting to happen. Ms. Dalton shows the aftermath when play partners who are not married get screwed.

Paul was happily married. He had his cake and ate it, too. He loved his wife and enjoyed having Lynn as a kink partner. What could go wrong? My unsolicited opinion is, don't marry a person who isn't into kink and expect it to work out. Rather than drag the reader through a messy jealousy-ridden drama, Ms. Dalton skips to the aftermath.

Lynn's been without her Dom for two years. The break between her and Paul broke her heart and she could barely function. What is even sadder is that Paul was still no happier away from her. It isn't as if his marriage healed and everything became better. The complexities of this tangled threesome relationship is explained well and all too realistic. I am always impressed with how Ms. Dalton educates readers on the intricacies of a poly relationship. It captures both the good and bad without passing judgment.

The plot of this story is one of those dream come true ones. Lynn's sudden windfall into good fortune makes it so that she can reexamine the priorities in her life. This is the fantasy part of the story that I daydream about too, especially after a particularly hard day at the office. I loved what Lynn does with her good fortune. How she and Paul get back together is interesting. It reminds me of when my best friend decided to get back with the girlfriend who broke his heart. He did it behind my back because he knew I would disapprove and flip out… just like Lynn's best friend, Terrie. Terrie did remind me of yippy Yorkshire Terrier. It is good that Lynn is strong enough to make her own decisions and move forward.

The rekindling of a love that never died is a beautiful story. It isn't an easy journey back and Ms. Dalton throws many obstacles in the way of these two lovers. Still, this story is more happily ever after with a sweet ending. This erotic romance is recommended to hopeless romantics who love second chance themes.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Review: Beware Falling Ice [Suncoast Society]

Beware Falling Ice [Suncoast Society] Beware Falling Ice [Suncoast Society] by Tymber Dalton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Romance Review

A kinky family is one of choice because sometimes, blood family are not nice and should be left behind. Rachel is an independent woman who still shakes when she returns to her aunt and uncle's place. Whilst her nasty relatives may have given her a shelter over her head, they also treated her abysmally. She grits her teeth and returns to the narrow-minded community to support her brother's graduation. Fortunately, Rachel's play partner, Andrew, volunteers to run interference. How bad could it possibly be? Famous last words…

The kink in this story takes a bit of a back seat with the plot focused on Rachel. Returning to where she grew up complete with bad memories of how she survived her parents' death was not ideal for Rachel. What I liked about this series is that Ms. Dalton showcases people from all walks of life coming to the kinky lifestyle. Based on Rachel's upbringing, a reader could postulate that she would never do anything remotely kinky. Especially when her uncle placed her in a bad position that could have turned out worse. Rachel is a determined female who rose above those who tried to bring her down. I admired this survivor skill in a character. She didn't turn hateful or try to fight fire with fire. She chose to ignore them and move on with her life. Much healthier than fixating on the wrongs.

The kink in this story is as always spot on. This one is a bit more sweet and fun. Andrew and Rachel's relationship needed that little bit of kick to take it to the next level. The two are cute together and it seems like a long time coming. What I also appreciated in this story is the humour and the description of mishaps. Many times erotic stories make kinky sex seem perfect. This can be intimidating and unachievable. In reality, there are funny mishaps and Ms. Dalton's sexcapades gone wild had me bursting out laughing. They are vividly described and completely plausible. Loved the attack of the vibrator scene.

This erotic novel is recommended for kinky romance lovers who enjoy a glimpse into the realities of kink.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

BLACK SHEEP by Zara Cox


Welcome to the Black Sheep Blitz!  In addition, we feature a little bit about Zara Cox.  Specifically, her Top 5 Places she would like to visit that she's never been.  How does your list stack up?  Comment below which places you would like to go or if you've been to the places Zara would like to go.

Top 5 Places  
1. Hawaii (I’m going this summer. Yayyyy!)
2. The Maldives.
3. Bora Bora
4. Iceland
5. Brazil




ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: BLACK SHEEP
Author: Zara Cox
Series: Dark Desires, #2
On Sale: March 14, 2017
Publisher: Forever
eBook: $4.99 USD

In a family of cold-hearted black sheep, I, Axel Rutherford, am the blackest.

My father has hated me since the day I was born. The feeling was mutual. In the shady underworld that was my legacy, Cleo McCarthy became my light. She was beautiful, passionate, and my whole world. So naturally my father had to destroy us. First he sent me away. Next he claimed Cleo as his own. But now I've returned, and nothing will stop me from taking back everything that is rightfully mine.

He was the love of my life—when my life was still my own.

We were young enough to believe we would last forever, Axel and I. But neither of us realized how cruel life—
and our families—could be. Now I'm trapped in a gilded cage: desired by Axel, who must never know the full truth, and controlled by his father, who would sooner see me dead than free. And I wouldn't even care, except that it's no longer only my life at stake.

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THE DARK DESIRES SERIES

BEAUTIFUL LIAR, #1
BLACK SHEEP, #2
WICKED S.O.B, #2.5 (August 8, 2017)
ARROGANT BASTARD, #3 (September 12, 2017)


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Zara Cox has been writing for almost twenty-five years but it wasn't until nine years ago that she decided to share her love of writing sexy, gritty stories with anyone outside her close family (the over 18s anyway!).


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Cleo

Gunpowder & Lead Excerpt 

For far longer than I care to remember, I’ve held the power of life and death in my hands. Between one breath and the next, the responsibility was thrust on me. A permanent state I had no hope of escaping. Not if I wish to keep the one remaining parent I have, my mother, on life-supporting machines rather than six feet under with my dead father. Machines that stay on or could be turned off in an instant, depending on which move I make in this deadly game of chess that is my life.
At twenty-six, I should be putting my actively pursued, proudly earned interior design degree to good use. Instead it’s a front for my real vocation as Finnan Rutherford’s companion. A career I didn’t choose but find I’m now irreversibly immersed in.
I had to learn the game fast or risk losing my life through apathy. It’s a good thing I’m a fast learner. I discovered that I’m an even better student with a loaded gun against my temple.
I’ve stood over too many graves and seen the risks Finnan takes with others’ lives not to have learned my lesson. So now I comply. I obey. I smile through the ravaging pain and the blood-red rage in my heart.
And I plot.
Revenge is the only thing that sustains me. It keeps me breathing, helps me place one foot in front of the other, and steers my compass true.
On the worst days, I wonder if everything I’m fighting for is even worth it. Those dark days I yearn to give in. But I can’t. Not yet. Not if I want my mother’s death and countless others’ on my hands. Having finally accepted the responsibility of my birthright, I’ve also accepted responsibility for those in my care. I do this for the dozens who don’t know that me staying on my knees is the only way they get to breathe.
Checking out would be the cowardly. Although I haven’t ruled it out completely as a last resort. For now, like the six prom dresses I tormented myself over choosing from what feels like a million years ago, I’m keeping my options open. The grim, otherworldly humor behind the sentiment almost makes me smile.
The oil-smooth door swings open behind me, wiping away every last trace of phantom humor. In the den where countless lives have hung in the balance, I fight the shiver that trembles up from my ankles.
In the half hour since my return from New York, he’s kept me waiting in this room that reeks of violence and corruption. A deliberate act meant to establish my weakness and his power.
“You failed me again, my angel.” The accusation is softly voiced in a deadly rasp.
I force my spine not to stiffen and take a breath. My gaze rests on the view of the immaculately kept Connecticut mansion grounds and encroaching dawn for an extra moment before I turn around.
Finnan Rutherford, the man everyone thinks is my adopted father but is as far from a father figure as the moon from the stars, regards me from his impressive six-foot plus height. Despite the early hour, he’s fully dressed in a tailored white shirt and navy three-piece suit, his Oxford pinstriped tie neatly knotted. Not a hair out of place. Like his four sons, he’s built of strong Irish stock with a square jaw, thick shoulders and smoky gray eyes always set with narrow-eyed focus. For the longest time, I was terrified of that stare, couldn’t imagine that he didn’t see into my soul and read the intentions in my heart. But I’ve learned to contain that emotion when in his presence, much like I contain all of my emotions these days.
I stride forward, slowly, and pause against his desk, my own gaze direct. “I warned you this plan would fail. You didn’t listen. Don’t blame me now that my predictions are coming true.”
One dark eyebrow lifts. “Are you saying you weren’t the right person to handle this? That I was I wrong to think I could trust you to get it done?”
I swallow the kernel of terror that threatens to break free. I know better than to answer in the affirmative. “I’m saying I would’ve done things differently. Sending me to him almost every night for two weeks reeks of desperation,” I say with a shrug, even though my heart is hammering. Finnan doesn’t like his faults pointed out. But I’m done dancing around the issue. Or subjecting myself to another long night involved in a staring contest with Axel Rutherford.