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Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Summoning by Seraphina Donavan

Series:  The Dragon's Lair, Book 2
Author:  Seraphina Donavan
Publisher:  Cobblestone Press (December 15, 2012)
ISBN:  9781600888045
Length: 46 pages/254 KB
Subgenres:  Paranormal, Menage, Erotic, Romance
Rating:  5 stars

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from the Book Trailer Showcase and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".

As dragon shifters, Remy and Philippe had spent their lives searching for their perfect mate, and in Lilly Montague, they found her. But enemies from their past are threatening their happiness. Dragon law dictates that they must meet the issued challenge and face their enemies in battle. But when Lilly sees them in Dragon form, will she be able to accept them?

The softness of the bedding was the sweetest torture against her skin. Even her sense of smell was heightened. She could smell him on her skin. “I’d rather have you to keep me warm,” she said. “Right now, I’m
not just warm, I’m hot. Burning up.”
“That’s the potion talking,” Philippe said, stripping out of his
clothes and joining her on the bed.
“What the hell was that anyway?” Lilly asked.
Remy answered, “It’s an old charm, an aphrodisiac made from
roots and herbs, with a bit of magic tossed in. The nightshade was added to it to also give it a sedative effect, which I imagine is why you are having such a difficult time moving. If it was a small dose, it should wear off soon. I think it’s beginning to already.”
“How long does the other effect last?”
“It’s hard to say... perhaps a few hours. Perhaps until tomorrow. It can be very uncomfortable,” Philippe responded, his fingertips trailing over her exposed skin. The lightest of touches, it still had her reeling. “It heightens every sense.... taste, touch, smell. Everything you experience, whether it is pain or pleasure, will be more intense.”
Remy glanced at Philippe and smiled. “We’re going to be in for a very long night.”
Lilly shivered as she felt Philippe’s lips against her neck. He kissed the mark there. Though it was always sensitive, she was unprepared for how the potion would magnify that. Her blood raced through her veins. Everywhere he touched her seemed to arc directly to her core until, with no more than a kiss, her body was weeping for him.
“Kiss me,” she urged.
Philippe moved above her and claimed her lips in a slow, languid kiss. It defied the rage that burned inside him at what had almost happened. But having Lilly taken from them, even if only for a short time, had given him the need to show her how much he treasured her. With his lips, teeth, and tongue, he played at her mouth, delving inside and then retreating, only to nip her lower lip. Her answering moan was all the encouragement he needed to keep going. Behind him, he could hear Remy disrobing. They truly would be in for a long night. The drug could take hours to work its way out of Lilly’s system, and until then, she would crave their touch as she never had before.
Leaving the lushness of her delicious mouth, he trailed hot, wet kisses along the column of her throat until he reached the upper swells of
her breasts. Her nipples were pebbled and begging for his touch. Mindful of how sensitive she would be, he traced the hardened buds lightly with his tongue, gentle but insistent. She moaned loudly, her back arching slightly. He cupped her other breast, teasing the nipple delicately, rolling it between his fingers until she screamed his name. When he felt the bed sink beneath Remy’s weight, he trailed his other hand over her belly, down to the soft, damp slit. As he traced the hardened bud of her clit, he felt Remy part her thighs wider, parting the pink lips of her sex. To keep her from screaming, Philippe kissed her again as Remy plunged his tongue into her.


About the Author:
Seraphina Donavan is a hopeless romantic with a wicked & oh-so-dirty mind! Those things, combined with her love of writing, prompted her to take the leap and transform those fantasies into written words on a page. As a curvy girl herself, Seraphina has made it a point to celebrate those women with delicious curves with her work through writing and the hot men who love them.
She currently has 11 published books & is working on many more..
Living in Central Kentucky, Seraphina spends her time rescuing stray animals, working for a non-profit agency and dreaming of becoming a best-selling author. She lives in a home that has more character than working parts and enjoys spending time with her fur babies. Feel free to contact her with any questions or thoughts on your mind.. She loves connecting with her readers & hearing from anyone!

My Thoughts:
This is a book that is a contemporary tale with a paranormal twist.  The Summoning is a continuation of the relationship of two men and a woman; Remy, Philippe, and Lilly.  You don’t need to read book one but for me, the story makes more sense if you read these books in order.  Some of the sex is MMF and some of the language may be graphic.  Someone who tends to like their sex vanilla may not enjoy this story.  But if you're willing to take a chance, Seraphina may change your mind.  And make sure to pay attention to Lilly's bath scene - made me sorry that I take only showers.
If you are willing to expand your reading horizons, you can’t go wrong adding this book to your library.   Seraphina has left me wanting to read more about Cajun men who are more than human.  Being that this is part of a series, and if you enjoyed Dragon’s Lair, you will want to watch out for the next book.  I highly recommend that you pick up this book especially when you need a quick read.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

His Secret Dancer by Faberge Nostromo

Publisher:  Breathless Press
Genre: Adonis
Heat Rating: 4 
ISBN:  9781771019866 (e-book)
Pages:  107 pages/362 KB
Date:  March 13, 2013
Formats Available In: All eBook formats
Word Count: 34,000

Rating:  4 1/2 stars

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for review from Breathless Press and from the author. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Blurb: Dan's drab life is a world away from his secret life as Danielle, the burlesque star of Tomasz's transvestite nightclub, Trans-Action.

Having found 'her' inner T girl as a student, Danielle has discovered the power of her femininity and her talent to entice and excite—but she realizes that Dan's life is losing the passion it once had.

As Danielle's relationship with Tomasz takes her deeper into both her lover and his world, encountering passions neither thought they dare explore, demure Francine is too often left to her own devices and desires. Her only release is in the fantasies inspired by the customers who pass through her life and her patisserie.

Does she want a man in her life or a woman? Or both...

Seeing her man exploring her wardrobe she decides to embrace the power of her own sexuality. Then a sizzling encounter with Tomasz unlocks the vixen in her and sets their two worlds on a collision course.

Can Dan bring Dan's world and Danielle's together—especially when he discovers Danielle's secret lover secretly loving Francine?

Or will Tomasz come between them both?

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Tomasz gazed at her, barely able to breathe, let alone speak. Her half closed eyes burned into him. He gazed deep into them for a moment, falling into them, then his attention fell to her hand, still resting on the damp silk mound of her pussy.Her breathing was labored and heavy, her lips, soft and red, parted. His hand cupped the bulge in his perfectly pressed trousers, slowly stroking along the length of its hardness but he couldn't stop.

Her eyes locked onto the movement of his hand. A smile that was halfway between an angel and a slut spread over her face. She looked up and her eyes met his again, hers burning with a fire that held his gaze, and she slipped her fingers inside the dampness of her panties, gently sliding a single fingertip over her still pulsing clit. A soft moan escaped her parted lips like a whispered invitation.

He stepped forward and cupped her face in his hands, gazing even deeper into the post orgasmic haze of the infinite depths of her green eyes. She looked up at him, inviting his kiss, wordlessly, and with her other hand reached for his hand, the hand that was slowly, rhythmically, rubbing up and down the aching need of his rigid cock. She flattened her palm on his and moved with him.

They kissed, no words needed, his mouth on hers, but hers the more powerful, needing to own and control his mouth, her tongue seeking out his. Her hand pressed against his, taking control of his movement now, slowing it so that she could feel how long and hard he was. And he was, so very hard, and long. She wanted that, she needed that, in her, fucking her. She pulled his hand up over his confined erection, slowly, so that they both felt the total extent of his arousal, and then pushed it more forcefully down and out of the way. He complied totally with her direction .He was hers now, hers to play with, to use. The kiss intensified, and her fingers unzipped him, reaching in, finding and grasping him. She felt the wet silky tip of his cock under her fingers as she undid his belt with her other hand, unbuttoning and freeing it so that she could wrap her fingers around the full length of him.

Then he lifted her, his hands on her hips, up onto the tabletop, and pulled himself closer to her. She responded, wrapping her legs around his waist as her fingers eased aside the wet silk of her panties. She guided the moist head of his cock to rub against her clit, still tingling and pulsing, before she slid it lower to rest, achingly, against her pussy lips. She denied him entry, her hot, wet labia brushing, teasing him. Her hand wrapped around him stopped him from thrusting into her, despite his burning desire now to just fuck her hard and fast and unload his tight balls deep inside her. She kept him there, for just a few seconds that seemed like hours to him. She let him enjoy the wet kiss of her pussy lips on the moist tip of his cock, savoring the moment before she let his thickness disappear into her, before she let him become enclosed in the hot, wet embrace of her cunt. She was going to ride him to heaven and he was going to love every second of it.

About The Author:

Faberge Nostromo grew up in the East End of London before escaping to East Anglia. He has been a civil servant, a tea boy, sound engineer, a librarian and an IT consultant but always knew that he was a writer. He now lives deep in the heart of Suffolk with his wife, son and too many guitars.

My Thoughts:
The Prologue starts off in a way that I never expected - I had to actually go back and read it again because I wasn't sure that I had read it correctly.  Dan is relaxing at the bar after having a great time with some buddies.  He gets a really hot kiss from a stranger.  What a really hot way to start a book off.

Tomasz Burmeister owns a business called Trans-Action.  He's seen flirting with a customer named Danielle Danilova.  Danni seems a little nervous but Tomasz knows what he wants.  Even though they've just met there seems to be a real chemistry between the two of them.

Francine owns her own pastry shop.  Then he walks in and orders a latte.  He also asks for something special for a special someone.  For Francine, he's very dream worthy.  Faberge makes Francine very human by having her fantasizing about a stranger she just met.  How many of us do the same thing?  She also seems to have an issue with her significant other - he never seems to be around hardly at all.  His work seems to take up a lot of his time.

Tomasz and Danni are very sexual - make sure to have your fan handy because the scenes are really hot.  If you need some dream material, this book will have you set for weeks if not months.  This is not a book that you want anyone to read over your shoulder.

There is one song that seems to be a favorite.  If you grew up in the sixties, you will know who Peggy Lee is.  If you would like to see how she sings the song "Fever" you can check it out on YouTube, (this was done when she was on the Andy Williams show).

This book taught me something that I never knew before - what a Tgirl is.  Besides having a lot of great sex, Fabrege gives us a great story that plays like a movie in your mind.  It also has a very interesting ending.  It makes me want to go and catch a show at Trans-Action.  Then I got a surprise when I read the Biography.  I never realized how prejudiced I was about who writes the better erotica.  Fabrege has changed my mind.  I look forward to reading more of his work.

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Plan a successful blog tour while keeping your sanity

From the publicist who introduced the world to Fifty Shades of Grey, Donna Huber is now revealing her secrets to successful blog tours. She shares tips and tricks learned through organizing over 30 tours, blasts, and promotional events for nearly 50 independently and traditionally published titles.

Secrets revealed in this quick read include,

Planning stage decisions
Different types of tours
Recruiting bloggers and keeping requests organized
Best practice communication tips
Tricks to making a great guest appearance
How to organize a fun (and legal) giveaway
Actions to take during the tour
Next steps once the tour is complete
Virtual tour and other promotional opportunities
When to hire a professional

In this easy to follow manual, Donna does not stop there. She spills even more of her blog tour secrets to help authors get the most out of their events by providing,

Tour checklist
Tour invite tips
Step-by-step guide to creating tour graphics
10 broad guest post topics
25 sample interview questions

“I highly recommend this book for authors about to release their first – or their fiftieth! – book”
~Alison Deluca, author of the Crown Phoenix series

Donna Huber is an avid reader and natural encourager. She is the blogger behind Girl Who Reads where, in addition to book reviews and author appearances, she writes the popular blogging advice series, Tips on Thursday. She has worked as a freelance publicist since 2010 assisting publishers and authors with their marketing and publicity needs. Most notably, she was the publicist for The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House edition of Fifty Shades of Grey and Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James.

When she is not doling out blogging advice or promoting the next bestseller, she can be found spending time with family (particularly the four legged, furry members), rewatching Downton Abbey and Harry Potter, or trying to make a dent in her never ending to-be-read pile.

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Freaky Flashes Anthology

Publisher:  Breathless Press 
ISBN:  9781771019248 (e-book)
Pages:  55 pages/198 KB
Date:  October 31, 2012
Rating:  4 1/2 stars

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for review from Breathless Press and from the author. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

This is an anthology of 13 short stories for Halloween.  I felt that this book was more of a teaser than an anthology.  It left me wanting to know more of the story that I was reading at the time.

Some of the stories are written in the first person, some tales are M/M, and one made me think that it was a great horror piece.  Hank Edwards' tale The Sum of His Parts had me think modern day Frankenstein.  Haven Fellows included herself in Writing is a Socially Acceptable Form of Schizophrenia - totally original and left me wondering if she has other books that she's in.

The one story that had me confused was Raven McAllan's tale That Special Feeling.  I loved the idea of the story but found some of the sentences confusing and not making sense.  She had another tale Spin the Bottle that had me wanting to read more of the main character's story.

There isn't just one story that was my favorite.  They were all totally different.  Some were more paranormal than Halloween themed.  It left me wanting to know more about the authors and what other books they have written.  It's a book that you can read all at once or if you want to prolong your enjoyment, limit yourself to one short story a day.  When I say they are short stories, they are truly short stories.  They are written in just a couple of pages.  With Summer upon us and vacations around the corner, this would be a perfect beach read.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

In Blue Poppy Fields by Ciaran Dwynvil

Part I, Guardian Demon
Publication Date:  March 19, 2013
Pages:  631 KB/339 pages (e-book)
Rating:  4 stars

Jacinto Telmo has passed away and Adhemar Lebeau doesn't know what to do.  Adhemar is a performer and this is not his expertise.  We can all understand his pain.

Sanyi Arany is a fan of Adhemar's.  The authorities come pay a visit to Adhemar.  They have interesting ways to make people talk.  It reminds me of some of the old movies I used to watch.  It also reminds me of some of the bad things that happened in history.  This is part of what we learn about Adhemar.  Society can be cruel but then you will see that things get better.

The reader is given a first hand account of what a strong-willed person sometimes has to endure to survive.  You'll also see what others will do in order to help.  It's also a journey of someone who is changing who he is.

I have to say that one of my favorite characters was Vincent.  He's a caring, compassionate man who also has a lot of patience.  You'll see that he cares a lot about both Sanyi and Adhemar.  He is one that I hope to see again.  I was left wanting to know what becomes of him.

This story does have love between two men but the way that Ciaran created his characters they could be anyone.  Love comes in all different forms and it's also about bringing pleasure to your partner.  Enemas can also be used for a partner's enjoyment.  As a reader, open your mind to the different forms of sex that Ciaran writes about.  It is part of who his characters are.  We should always expand our horizons and one way to do that is through the books we read.  You also tend to forget that the story is paranormal.

The ending surprised me - not telling, you'll have to experience that for yourself.  I was left with my mouth open and wanting to know what happens next.  But then I find out that there's a part two.  If you go to, you can see what books he has written and to keep an eye out for what he has in store for his readers next.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Cover Reveal - Bachelor's Special by Christine Warner

Title: Bachelor’s Special
Author: Christine Warner
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 2013
Imprint: Indulgence
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing

Jill Adgate wants three things from life: a successful catering business, a family, and the love of an exceptional man. What she has is no job, a mounting pile of bills, and her outspoken best friend—who sets her up on a blind date with the man who inadvertently ruined Jill’s life.
Chet Castle is a businessman who has everything, except the ability to trust. Burned by a money-hungry fiancée, he refuses to get involved in any relationship that has a shelf life longer than a head of lettuce.
Intrigued by her ambition—and determined to get her in bed—Chet offers Jill the chance of a lifetime: work as his live-in chef and he’ll help her get her catering business off the ground. When sparks fly in the kitchen, Jill realizes what’s cooking is a recipe for disaster…
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Christine Warner is living her dream in Michigan along with her husband, three children, one laptop and a much loved assortment of furry friends.  
Besides laughing and a good round of humor, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, writing but no arithmitic.  A confessed people watcher, she finds inspiration for her stories in everyday activities.  She loves to read and write about strong heroes and determined, sometimes sassy, heroines.
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