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Sunday, May 27, 2012

I Love My Authors: Lisa Beth Darling's Heart of War GIVEAWAY!

I Love My Authors: Lisa Beth Darling's Heart of War GIVEAWAY!: Welcome Everybody!!! Are y'all ready to Rock and Roll with Lisa Beth Darling?? I am! I fell in LOVE with Ares, as bad as he is, is ...

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Blood Seduction by Pamela Palmer

Book 1 in the “Vamp City” series
Avon/Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN:  9780062107497 (paperback)
876KB; 384 pages
Rating:  4 stars

Quinn Lennox is seen working at the lab in the National Institutes of Health located in Bethesda, Maryland.  She's got some strange things happening to her but she wants to keep it quiet.  She has her younger brother, Zach, living with her.  Something happens and they seem to find themselves in a parallel universe.  Zack is a total geek.  Instead of wondering about the situation, he wants to make a computer game. 

Pamela always surprises me by what she comes up with and “A Blood Seduction” is no exception.  At the beginning I couldn’t wait to turn the page.  Pamela has made her vampires slightly different from others and that’s what makes them interesting.  Then brother and sister get separated. 

The Master, Arturo Mazza, desires Quinn but something just doesn’t seem right.  It will be interesting to see as I read what that is.  Pamela does a great job of making us think we are watching a Sci-Fi Channel movie.  She also makes her heroine as tough as they come.  I would want her around if I ever got into trouble.

There were times when I found that the story was a little slow.  It may be because that we are given so many plot twists.  Pamela also gives the reader a lot of information about the alternate vampire world.  This could be because this is the first book in the series.  I’m hoping that the second book will not seem as slow.

This alternate world is both dark and violent.  Not a world you would want to visit.  Usually vampires are romanticized in romance novels but this is more of a paranormal story and less on the romantic side.  You will have to decide if Arturo is the romantic hero or not.  I had 50 pages to go and I still hadn’t figured it out for myself.

I’m down to the last 30 pages and I finally see Arturo do something nice with Quinn’s feelings in mind.  But I found it to be a case of “a little too late”.  In a way you will be surprised by the ending but in other ways you shouldn’t be.  I have attached the book trailer so you can get a little hint about the book. 

If you like your stories dark, you will probably love this book.  If you love alternate universes, you will probably love this book.  If you love Pamela’s Feral Warriors series, you will find this new series to be totally different.  I found that I liked the book and am not giving up on the series.  I will add the next book to my TBR list.  It is expected to hit the shelves on June 25, 2013.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Girl Who Reads: Jillian Medoff: Behind the Scenes (guest post)

Girl Who Reads: Jillian Medoff: Behind the Scenes (guest post): I'm so happy to welcome Jillian Medoff to Girl Who Reads. Jillian's contemporary romance I Couldn't Love You More is now available from Gr...

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Master's Hunt by Verity Ant

No Boundaries Press
205KB; 120 pages
Rating:  4 ½ stars

Renee and Kevin are seen in a pool having a good time.  Amiko is also with them.  I give her kudos for wearing nipple clamps.  Kevin is a very lucky man.  He’s got not one but two women to love.  And then the phone rings and interrupts everything.  Kevin is their Master.

You get to see why Kevin’s a Master when you see him dealing with his sister’s doctor.  His sister Lori is very sick and we see to what lengths Kevin will go to in order to take care of her.  He may live a certain lifestyle but that doesn’t stop him from caring about the women in his life.

Verity gives us glimpses of their lives outside their little circle.  Some stories like this get lost in the sex and Verity shows us that her characters actually do something outside of the bedroom.  We also see what Kevin’s sexual preference is.

Renee and Amiko love how Kevin treats them and how they all love each other.  They are true submissives. Do you and your partner use sexual punishments?  Do you think you would enjoy something like that?  Are you curious about the BDSM lifestyle?

This is a very explicit and sexually charged story.  It is not for the “faint of heart”.  Some of what they do may put you off but remember that’s the way they choose to live.  I hope you will give this story a chance.  If you like to watch porn, this is a couple of steps above that.  This has a better story line than those movies you may see “on demand”.

Verity has also included some mystery and intrigue in the story when Amiko seems to have disappeared.  Again, we see that even though Kevin is the Master he has deep feelings for Amiko.  But he doesn’t let Renee feel left out.  They are a family.

This is also a story about obsession and what lengths some people will go to in order to get what they want.  When reading this story, you must let all your inhibitions go.  Sexual toys are used and there is some pain involved.  But pain can also bring pleasure if done correctly.  Has any of that ever sexually aroused you?  Maybe this story has made you curious.  Has Verity made you a fan?  I am.  If you still need something to help you decide, please watch this YouTube trailer.

Monday, May 14, 2012