Thursday, 30 December 2010

Sweet Seduction by Maya Banks: Reviewed

He was the stuff erotic dreams are made of

Salon owner Julie Stanford wanted Nathan Tucker ever since she gave him his first massage. Getting paid to feel every inch of his body, stripped, oiled, and spread out in front of her? Stuff dreams are made of. But the sexy guy was oblivious to the signals she was sending - until she finished off his final rub-down with something extra. In fact, the best extra he ever had. Unfortunately, he came around too late. Now Julie's moving on...

She was everything he'd dreamed of
 

The woman was driving him crazy.  She lit fire to his insides then ran like a scalded cat.  And now she's going to someone else to have all her fantasies fulfilled? Over his dead body...He's more than willing to give her what she wants, and as soon as he pins the little minx down, he'd show her his own brand of sweet seduction.


Another great installment from the Sweet series although there were times when I wanted to hit the protagonists. A good slap would have told them to get their act together and get on with it, but then the story wouldn't be as much fun. It truly is a case of when two friends really like each other but then manufacture all these different reasons and excuses of why they shouldn't be, or why the other doesn't seem interested and why they should move on etc... Please don't let this put you off, because it is actually one of the things which makes this book so charming, I KNOW people like this. To be honest, I have been that person!


Julie is fun, strong, endearing, frisky (and no I am not talking about me *wink*) Nathan is hot, sexy and hung. Ok there is more to it than that, he is honest and endearing and a little possessive, not to mention caring and completely head over heels in love with Julie. He just doesn't know what to do about it. It is a story of misunderstandings, pride and life. How in a relationship you need to share and to understand the other party. I read this avidly and when I finished went online to buy Micah's book, which hopefully should be here soon! Oh yeah, the sex scenes are HOT.


You want a fun and interesting read then go for the Sweet series. I give this book 4 frilly knickers out of 5, a damp panty read.







Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Sweet Persuasion by Maya Banks: Reviewed

For five years, Serena has run Fantasy Incorporated and has devoted her time to fulfilling her clients' fantasies. Never her own. Until now...

Her most secret desire is to give ownership of her body to a man. Someone who will command her, pleasure her, and have complete authority over her. So she seeks out Damon Roche, owner of an exclusive sex club and a man strong enough to make her do anything he wants. Anything.

Together they'll journey into a world she's only dreamed of. She's given the opportunity to immerse herself in a different life while her normal one waits for her to return whenever she wishes. Damon has no desire to let her go, however. Serena is the woman he's long searched for, and it's up to him to convince her to stay when the game is all over with. He wants their fantasy to become their reality and for Serena to remain his pampered, cherished submissive.

  

Book 2 in the Sweet series by Maya Banks and just as good as the first book, albeit very different. That is one thing I have noticed in this series, each book is individual and stands alone, it is not a formula where it just replays the story that has gone before. The characters may be friends and some may work together but that is all they have in common. Each have individual wants, needs and lives, and for me that means the books are fully fleshed out and intriguing.


The book begins with Serena confessing her sexual fantasy during a girls pampering session, Faith puts her in touch with Damon and the book rolls on from there. With Faith and Gray's book you had the thriller subplot to move the story along, in this Serena and Damon have a romantic story where they fall in love against the back drop of sexual dominance, this allows their relationship to leave the bedroom and grow.

Serena is strong yet feminine, completely likeable, yet it was Damon who stole the show for me, I think it was the longing that we see in his character, the yearning and the need for someone to adore. It could have been so simple to set this up as a simple master slave novel, but it is not that, it explores a relationship without those labels.
 

I know, I am starting to waffle now so I will make this nice and simple. Great book, I loved it. I give Sweet Persuasion 4 frilly knickers out of 5, a damp panty read.



Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Sweet Surrender by Maya Banks: Reviewed

Sometimes the first step in taking control is surrendering.
Under Faith Malone’s deceptively soft exterior lies a woman who knows exactly what she wants. A strong man who’ll take without asking—because she’s willing to give him everything...
Dallas cop Gray Montgomery is on a mission: find the guy who killed his partner—and bring him to justice. So far, he’s found a link between the killer and Faith—and if Gray has to get close to her to catch the killer, so be it.
Faith is sweet and feminine, everything Gray wants and desires in a woman, but he suspects she’s playing games. No way she would allow a man to call the shots in their relationship. Or would she?
Faith sees in Gray the strong, dominant man she needs, but he seems determined to keep her at a distance. So she takes matters into her own hands to prove to him it’s no game she’s playing. She’s willing to surrender to the right man. Gray would like to be that man. But catching his partner’s killer has to be his first priority. Until Faith is threatened and Gray realizes he will do anything to protect her.

Yum, yum, yum! Definitely a sweet book, I came to this series from a recommendation from Sparklybearsy (#showingsomebearlove)  I'd already read some Banks books, the Colter's series in particular after other blogger recommendations and generally enjoyed them, however Bearsy told me I must read the Sweet series and she was SO right, why? Because I loved them! For me one of the nicest things is being able to read a series back to back if you come late to it, and I was able to do that with this series as I had the first 3 on my TBR pile since the summer. I have book 4 being delivered any day now.

Why did I like them? I think it is because, as the title suggests there is something sweet about them, something that hints of deep and real emotions, the kind that sneak up behind you and whack you over the head with a lead pipe and leave you panting in the bedroom with Colonel Mustard. Ok so there is no lead pipe or Colonel Mustard and I have been playing too much Cluedo over the festive period, but hopefully you will get my rather odd analogy.

They are a fun frisky romp with real emotion and tension.

But first things first and my feelings about Sweet Seduction, the other two will follow over the next two days. There is a real thrill in this book, in the sense of the plot line of a thriller novel woven in with the story of a burgeoning relationship. Gray is strong, sexy, brooding and grieving for his dead partner, he goes to work for Faith's adoptive Father as a way of getting close to his partner's killer. He tries his best not to fall for Faith, but he struggles, when he finds out she wants dominance his fate is sealed and he can hold out no longer. When her life is put in danger he will do everything he can to save her.

Faith is no push over, she is feminine and innocent on the outside, but she knows what she wants and is prepared to go out and get it. This need for something different sends her to The House and has her meeting Damon, this journey also sends Gray's temperature off the scale and the scene where he goes and retrieves her is so hot!

Not only do you have two smouldering main characters but you have a host of well rounded supporting characters all who provide a relevant role, and whose own stories are fleshed out in later novels. Loved it, and if you haven't read them already... do!

A sexy damp panty read and I give it 4.5 frilly knickers out of 5!

Monday, 27 December 2010

Ink Spots by Lissa Matthews: Review

By night, Mandi is a waitress in her best friend’s adult entertainment club, complete with long raven hair and bright blue eyes. By day, she’s a boutique jewelry maker with a flair for the occasional naughty design. She’s shy, quiet, a definitive Plain Jane—and completely in lust with the one man who wouldn’t ever be interested in her. He’s big, menacing, and inspires every one of her dirty girl desires. If birthday wishes came true, he would be hers.
 
Tattoo artist. Business owner. Lover of vintage cars. Drummer. Jaz is far from the average guy. Built like a brick wall and inked from head to toe, he can scare the faint of heart with just a look, but faint of heart isn’t what interests him, isn’t what fuels his fantasies and keeps him hard from dawn to dusk. It’s her—the waitress, his sister’s friend, the birthday girl.
 
Mandi is given the best present ever—Jaz. And she’s got one night to make every wicked thought and erotic dream she’s had about him come true
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For me another great read from Lissa Matthews, I have made no secret about the fact I loved Vinter's book *fans self* and this set me off on a little trek through the next two installments, both of which have left me feeling squirmy and hot under the collar. Why? I don't know, it could be a combination of the kind of coincidences that, in your fantasies, you hope will happen to you, and characters you like. Whilst what happens to them might be a little outside most peoples realities (if only) there is something truly likeable and relatable about the characters. Mandi is a jewellery designer who waitresses in her friends strip bar to pay her bills, she has the hots for her friends brother, and he has the hots for her. Jaz is intimidating and stares at her like he wants to eat her, thankfully with a little manoeuvring from her friends, he is able to do just that.


Jaz introduces Mandi to his world and allows her to embrace her sexuality, he knows just what he wants and is no longer afraid to go and get it. The book also reunites us with Vinter and Dallon, and introduces Jackie and Mac.... I wonder if Jackie and Mac could be the next installment *bats eyelashes hopefully*.


If you want something to get your new year started with a bang, then this could be the book for you, let Jaz and Mandi spice up your life, perhaps it will make you wan to start the year with a little ink. 


A new years frilly recommendation, I give Ink Spots 4 frilly knickers out of 5, a damp pantie read with birthday candles on top!




Sunday, 7 November 2010

Cracklin' Rosie ARC review

By Lissa Matthews

A tool for every job. A belt for every occasion… Blue Jeans and Hard Hats, Book 2
Food is Rosie’s life, and life is good. She loves it, makes it, serves it in her diner, writes about it in her blog, and she’s happy. At least until a storm puts a rather large tree limb through her roof, and a sex-in-a-tool-belt roofer on top of her cabin.
But that’s not where she wants him. No, she wants him behind her with a strip of leather in his hand. That’s what makes her edgy—vulnerability is not her style. Except the more prickly she gets with him, the more he turns on the charm.
Decker arrives in Blue Ridge, Georgia, with nothing on his mind but a job and some new scenery. His legendary patience is tested from the first moment he meets sharp-tongued Rosie. She’s got hips that sway, non-stop curves and a mouth that needs to be filled with things that are much sweeter than vinegar.
A few singe-worthy kisses, and Decker uncovers passions that will likely earn her every red stripe she’s begging for. And Rosie discovers Decker’s got a hunger burning deep inside to give her anything and everything she needs. Maybe even…forever.
Warning: Between the sheets of this book you’ll find a twist on a decadent southern dessert, sweet rose wine, picnic table sexiness, truck sex, a man who knows how to give a spanking and a woman who knows how to bend over a hot yummy lap.


All I have to say is YUM! Well ok I actually have a lot more to say than that... *wink* I was lucky enough to be given a copy of the book by Lissa Matthews, as you know I have enjoyed a number of her books (mmmm Vinter) one of which was Sweet Caroline; the first in her Blue Jeans and Hard Hats series. I loved Sweet Caroline and I loved Cracklin' Rosie too. I read it on a plane heading to Spain, I am not the worlds greatest traveller, not because of sickness or fear (although landing and take off are not my favourite things to do) I am the one who gets bored! Sat still in a sardine can... books are my salvation! And this one completely transported me somewhere else so I could forget about the two teenage girls sat next to me who were giggling over Edward! Nothing against Twilight, read it- quite enjoyed it, but these teenagers have SO much to learn and hopefully will discover some of the vamp books we all love!

Sorry I got distracted, Cracklin' Rosie, I need to find this town where they all live and move there and get my roof fixed, or fence built or something, I definitely need this kind of handy man and I hear they have friends. The novel is sexy and fun, the characters are interesting and endearing. Rosie is someone who has been self reliant for most of her life but she has a secret, no-one (bar her best friend) knows but Decker is about to fulfill all her fantasies. He is teasing and playful and down right hot! If you want a short story with hard. hot and sexy men, women with a voice and a little kink, then let Cracklin' Rosie into you life.

I really enjoy Lissa Matthews writing style, the mixture of hard and soft and sentiment and humour, all tied up with interesting characters and a kinky cherry on top! Great fun.

I give Cracklin' Rosie 4 frilly knickers out of 5. A definite damp panty read.

Monday, 13 September 2010

To Collar and Keep ARC: Review



By Stella and Audra Price


Book two in the American Satyr Series
A surrender to the unknown has never been sexier.


Olanis, the summer holiday is upon the Satyr clans once more and it is the time for Harlequin, prince of the Rummer clan, to claim his first and only female, the Grecian Satyr princess Arabella, sight unseen.


Unsure of what kind of woman his clan had brokered for him, he is both interested in the woman that would wear his collar, and nervous that she won’t meet his standards. His female has to rival him in all things, and his hopes of that coming true are slim and none.


Arabella craves two things, finishing her education, and being claimed by her Satyr. An anomaly in the Satyr world, Arabella was afforded opportunities other princesses weren’t. Now, in a foreign land she is given over to the Prince she was promised to, and she couldn’t be more nervous. What's a girl to do when you’re being gifted to a man you have never seen?


Harley is a commodity to the Rummer clan, one that his father plans to exploit regardless of his son’s wishes. When he gives Harley an ultimatum, Harley and Bella have two choices-agree to the terms or rebel.


When sparks fly and new alliances are forged in the Satyr ranks, both Harley and Bella have to decide what it is they want and what kind of future they wish to have. Only together will they succeed, if they can suffer the slings and arrows.


WARNING: This book contains a Satyr prince with unconventional ideas about his princess, a princess with a mind to rival Hawkings, a feral Satyr with a hidden agenda, F/F scenes, polyamory and lots of hot sex.

ARC provided for review by author

I don't think I have hidden the fact that I really enjoyed Of Crimson and Collars and was keen to meet Harley and Bella and see where this series would go, and I wasn't disappointed. There is a different feel to this book, Ben is more established and a father and I think that gives more of a permanency to the novella, and that is in turn crystallised in the form of Harley, who with his more scientific mind was always the more stable of the cousins.

Harley is fun, sexy and irreverent, he knows what he wants and is not afraid of going for it, even if it upsets the applecart. Bella is innocent and worldly all at the same time, taught all the skills of how to please her Satyr but never been pleasured by one, until she is given to Harley. And pleasure her he does. Shunned by the women of his clan she forms a friendship with Mina, a friendship which gives them both pleasure and has the male satyrs around them panting for more and looking for the nearest hard surface.

 What I really liked about this book was the fact we got to see more of the inner workings of the Satyr worlds and that the clans are movable, we find out about the Wild Satyrs and we meet Corbin! Corbin has many possibilities and I look forward to learning more about this mysterious and sexy Satyr in the next story.

For those looking for erotica, the sex is hot, frequent and consensual, just enough to keep you purring through the intriguing plot and wondering what Harley will do when he faces a dilemma.

I give To Collar and Keep 4 frilly knickers out of 5, a damp panty read! Fun and frisky with satyrs and collars, just what a girl needs before an afternoon nap! Enjoy!


YOU CAN BUY 'Of Crimson and Collars TODAY AT TOTAL E BOUND!

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Sunday, 12 September 2010

Skin Tight: The Review

By Ava Gray
Uncovering the truth is her specialty
As a forensic accountant, Mia Sauter could usually tell when people had something to hide. She made her living exposing secrets while concealing her own. Then, in Vegas, she met a clever, ruthless man who called himself Addison Foster. One year later, she’s still haunted by his betrayal.

He’s a natural born liar
The truth of him had long ago been buried. Foster was only one name of many; he’d been so many men, he’d lost count. Reinvented as Thomas Strong and hell-bent on revenge, his mission is about to be compromised by the one woman capable of exposing him…

Reunited, they confront the explosive chemistry still crackling between them. But their chance meeting will have consequences, for a ruthless madman has his own deadly agenda. The question is—if they survive the fallout, will he choose love over vengeance?

I finished Skin Game a couple of weeks ago and as I said in my review I scuttled off to Amazon Market Place and picked me up a secondhand copy of Skin Tight (I love that place for s/h books!) helps out so much when my book budget is stretched and it is the ultimate recycling! Moving on, I was so keen to get Skin Tight when I found out it was about Mia and Foster, two side characters I fell in love with in Skin Game and I am so pleased I did, because in some ways this book is better than the first.

Why? It has everything you would expect from this series, unique and interesting characters who you manage to relate to, no matter how bizarre their story, tension, a plot full of twists and turns and on top of that sexy scenes which make you fan your self and shout 'woah nellie'. The sexual tension between Mia and Foster crackled and sizzled in Skin Game, but ultimately was unrequited, in this they have a chance to see where it goes, the book also gives us the reason why Kyra (who with Reyes makes a guest appearance) and Foster have the abilities they do. We find out more about their pasts in one sense, which allows them to have a future. It also shows us how much danger they are in and the fact they are not alone in the world.


A great and well thought out series I can't recommend highly enough, if you want a gritty thriller plot with your sexy romance then this is the book and the series for you. I can't wait to meet Zeke in Skin Heat. Roll on January!

I give Skin Tight 4.5 frilly knickers out of 5. A tense and thrilling damp panty read.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Coming to an e-reader near you soon! HARLEY!!

Releasing Soon!



Book two in the American Satyr Series by Stella and Audra Price, To Collar and Keep!
A surrender to the unknown has never been sexier.

Olanis, the summer holiday is upon the Satyr clans once more and it is the time for Harlequin, prince of the Rummer clan, to claim his first and only female, the Grecian Satyr princess Arabella, sight unseen.

Unsure of what kind of woman his clan had brokered for him, he is both interested in the woman that would wear his collar, and nervous that she won’t meet his standards. His female has to rival him in all things, and his hopes of that coming true are slim and none.

Arabella craves two things, finishing her education, and being claimed by her Satyr. An anomaly in the Satyr world, Arabella was afforded opportunities other princesses weren’t. Now, in a foreign land she is given over to the Prince she was promised to, and she couldn’t be more nervous. What's a girl to do when you’re being gifted to a man you have never seen?

Harley is a commodity to the Rummer clan, one that his father plans to exploit regardless of his son’s wishes. When he gives Harley an ultimatum, Harley and Bella have two choices-agree to the terms or rebel.

When sparks fly and new alliances are forged in the Satyr ranks, both Harley and Bella have to decide what it is they want and what kind of future they wish to have. Only together will they succeed, if they can suffer the slings and arrows.

WARNING: This book contains a Satyr prince with unconventional ideas about his princess, a princess with a mind to rival Hawkings, a feral Satyr with a hidden agenda, F/F scenes, polyamory and lots of hot sex.

Naughty Sexy Satyrs! And theres a Contest too! Wanna a Satyr goodie pack? Check Stella and Audra’s bloggy for details!


WHAT FANS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE AMERICAN SATYR SERIES:
Of Crimson and Collars is an extremely erotic and playful story that was a delight to read. I predict that I will be re-reading this one soon and believe you will be too. I will be waiting, impatiently, for my next visit with the American Satyrs. ~ Joyfully Reviewed

A Reviewer Top Pick! Stella and Audra Price work together to bring us a stunning story of domination, submission, demons, satyrs, water nymphs, trickery and lust...I would definitely read anything else they write as this was a most enjoyable read. ~Night Owl Reviews

They have created an erotic world of d/s which does not humiliate, a world where the innocence of the submissive is an engaging power. If you enjoy a book packed full of erotica then this is the book for you. I enjoyed it so much I went back and bought 3 more of there books from a different series. ~Loose Knickers and Window Lickers

This is a book I loved reading and didnt want it to finish so soon. This Satyr world is one I’m going to enjoy getting to know. ~Ramblings of a Book Bitch

YOU CAN BUY 'Of Crimson and Collars TODAY AT TOTAL E BOUND!

BUY To Collar and Keep From Monday 12th Sept from TOTAL E BOUND!

I am a lucky bunny and got an ARC and I am telling you, it is heating up nicely, ARC review coming soon!

Friday, 3 September 2010

Coming Soon

This is my TBR pile part 1

I still have one box being posted from the USA and one ARC at my Mums!



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I finally catch up and read and review Lover Mine!

Lover Mine by J R Ward


In the darkest corners of the night in Caldwell, New York, a conflict like no other rages. Long divided as a terrifying battleground for the vampires and their enemies, the city is home to a band of brothers born to defend their race: the warrior vampires of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

John Matthew has come a long way since he was found living among humans, his vampire nature unknown to himself and to those around him. After he was taken in by the Brotherhood, no one could guess what his true history was- or his true identity. Indeed, the fallen Brother Darius has returned, but with a different face and a very different destiny. As a vicious personal vendetta takes John into the heart of the war, he will need to call up on both who he is now and who he once was in order to face off against evil incarnate.

Xhex, a symphath assassin, has long steeled herself against the attraction between her and John Matthew. Having already lost one lover to madness, she will not allow the male of worth to fall prey to the darkness of her twisted life. When fate intervenes, however, the two discover that love, like destiny, is inevitable between soul mates.

I finally catch up with everyone else! Strange but true, I have had this book since July and petted it but was afraid to start it, what if I didn't like it, I saw all the other reviews, most of which raved about the book, yet still I was nervous. Why? Because I have hyped myself up for books I have waited for before and been so disappointed, but with this I should have just swallowed my fear and got down to it because I loved it, it even brought a tear to my eye!

Yes, I loved it, it was a great read, a real page turner which stayed true to the original feelings and ethos of the brotherhood which I fell in love with many years ago when I first read Wrath and then paced until Rhage's book came out. (Mmmmmm I LOVE Rhage)

The book is a really interesting read and very much a dual narrative with chapters narratiing Darius's relationship with both Torhment and Xhex, this helps us to fully understand John Matthew and his future and links to the past. The modern day story is engaging and unpredictable in a good way, face paced and sexy! There are multiple story strands here which are juggled with skill, the obvious being John and Xhex, but also Qhuinn and Blay, Layla and Qhuinn, Saxton and Blay, Qhuinn and Blay and their future, John and Torh, Payne and the Scribe Virgin, Lash and the Omega.... the list goes on, but at no time did I feel like it was all to much. I felt like the book was an enjoyable narrative map which help me excitably by the hand and tugged me down it's dark and winding path, each chapter getting closer and closer to the heart of the brothers.

I was really pleased to see Layla again, I have always liked this character and I am intrigued where her relationship with the brothers will go, I could see her in a very unique relationship.  Looking forward to see where all this could go.

In fact, end leaves us with lots of possibilities and I am looking forward to wear they are all going. A great read, sexy, erotic, pacy and full of action, need something to distract you from the thought of going back to work, this is the book for you!

I give Lover Mine 4.5 frilly knickers out of 5, a definite damp panty read which will get you all flustered for brotherhood love!

Thursday, 2 September 2010

AND WE HAVE A WINNER or 2!!

Well ladies and gents we have 2 winners picked at random by the fruit machine over at http://classtools.net/main_area/template_loader.php/?fruit_machine

Todays winners are....



Sarah! Who wins 'You Slay Me' by Katie MacAlister

AND


 Jessica Rabbit who wins the first of the Mageverse novels Master of the Night by Angela Knight, I will be contacting both of you soon with details!

Congrats!

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Skin Game: The Review

By Ava Gray

A beautiful fugitive—wanted dead or alive.

Kyra is a con woman and a particular kind of thief. She steals with a touch, but she only takes one thing: her target’s strongest skill. Which means she can be a fighter, an athlete, a musician, an artist—anything she wants… for a limited time. Heartbroken, she turns her gift toward avenging her father’s murder; with deadly patience, Kyra works her way into casino owner Gerard Serrano’s inner circle. After pulling off the ultimate con, she flees with his money and his pride.

A hit man who never misses the mark.

Reyes has nothing but his work. Pity for Kyra, he’s the best and mercy never sways him once he takes a job. He’s been hired to find out where Kyra hid the cash—and bring her back to face Serrano’s “justice.” Dead will do, if he can’t locate the loot. He’s never failed to complete a contract, but Kyra tempts him with her fierce heat and her outlaw heart. So Reyes has a hell of a choice: forsake his word or kill the woman he might love.

This book was recommended to me by so many people, so off I typed to book depository ordered me a copy MONTHS ago and added it to my TBR pile. It reached the top this week and I was so pleased it did because I really really enjoyed it. I found the idea of stealing abilities through contact intriguing, I found the characters engaging and the plot a real page turner.

For this story to work we need to care about Kyra and see her as she really is, rather than how her ex fiance painted her, and we do, we invest ourselves in her struggle, believe her struggle and purr when she meets Reyes! Reyes does have a struggle, retain the good name he has struggled to build or kill the woman he is falling for, not much of a choice but a choice he must make and we the reader know the choice we want him to make. Both engaging, believable, genuine characters who are smouldering together, but on top of this we have some great secondary characters which twist the story and push it to new levels. Foster in particular, who exactly is he and what does he want?

If you want a book with thrills, engaging plot, characters you connect to, mystery, action and hot sex then this could be the book for you. I recommend it totally and will be on the look out for the next one!!

A sexy thriller with an edge, I give Skin Game 4 frilly panties out of 5, a real page turning summer read, go get yourself a copy. Trust me, go out and get yourself a copy!

Thursday, 26 August 2010

My Guest Blog

I am guest blooging over at

The Book Vixen

Reviewing Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon



Come, comment and say Hi!

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Sweet Caroline: Reviewed and My Smut of the Month!

By Lissa Matthews

The second time around is even sweeter-with cherries on top.

Blue Jeans and Hard Hats, Book 1

Buck doesn't do personal projects. Until he runs into a woman wandering the aisles of the local home-improvement store, looking lost and confused. Just the way this fantasy looks at him nearly buckles his knees. In a hot second, the successful owner of a contracting company becomes a simple handyman, ready and willing to get as personal as the lady will allow.

Since her less-than-golden marriage to the local golden boy ended, Caroline-s declaration of independence includes her own business, road trips-and nipple piercings. Now it-s time to cut the last tie to her old life, but the house needs some work before she can unload it and move to her dream cabin in the mountains. Hard as it is to admit, she needs a little help.

Over the next few months, he shows her his toys, like hammers and drills, and she shows him hers-like floggers and paddles. And their attraction is the tinder that could send Caroline-s plans for an independent life up in flames-

Warning: In this book, there are sightings of glass dildos, leather belt bindings, nipple rings, wicked clamps, cherry cheesecake and a hot, yummy handyman-type guy who-s really good with his hands-

And his hands aren't the only thing he is good with... *fans self* ummm yeah, if you liked Simple Need you will probably like this, different settings, different characters and different needs, more D/s with toys but the same charm and a woman in need of a good man, but a man who sees the real her, and not necessarily the man she thinks she needs. That doesn't mean this is the same novel, it truly isn't, but it is another great sexy short from Lissa Matthews.

Caroline is in a position that I think a lot of women face, a relationship which breaks down, for her it is her marriage, the need for a full sex life and her own set of needs which need fulfilling, in the face of her ex remarrying and reappearing now and then. In walks Buck, he knows what Caroline needs having made floggers for her husband, but he wants Caroline for himself, and in the past turned down an offer from her husband as he knew once with her would never be enough. The thing is Caroline wants to leave, just when he has found her and she has opened her self up to him and loving again.

Buck and Caroline are an interesting couple and it is a book very much about Caroline's empowerment and discovering herself and moving on as it is about her and Buck finding the relationship they crave. The book starts in an erotic store, Caroline having already met Buck and him starting to work for her, but neither has acted on their attraction, running into each other in the store gives Buck the impetus to do what he needs to. Have Caroline all to himself.

For those wondering about the sex scenes they are hot and heavy and something to get you hot under the collar or squirming in your seat. At 80 pages it is a perfect lunchtime read, just think about the fantasies you could have that afternoon!

I give 'Sweet Caroline' 4 frilly knickers out of 5, a definite damp panty read!

Unseen Academicals: The Review

By Terry Pratchett

Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork — not the old fashioned, grubby pushing and shoving, but the new, fast football with pointy hats for goalposts and balls that go gloing when you drop them. And now, the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match, without using magic, so they’re in the mood for trying everything else.

The prospect of a Big Match draws in a street urchin with a wonderful talent for kicking a tin can, a maker of jolly good pies, a dim but beautiful young woman, who might just turn out to be the greatest fashion model there has ever been, and the mysterious Mr Nutt, who no one knows much about. As the match approaches, four lives are entangled and changed forever.

Because the thing about football – the important thing about football – is that it is not just about football.

Probably not what you were expecting from me, but I have always been and will always be a fantasy girl at heart. I fell in love with the disc world many many years ago, *coughmorethanIwouldliketoadmittocough* I think I was still doing my A levels... eeeks! This is book 37 in the series and I liked it. My favourites are the witches, even now Nanny Ogg is dragging out her tin bath, the goat is peeing cheese in anticipation as she starts to sing the wizard's staff has a knob n the end, quickly followed by the hedgehog can never be buggered at all. I love all three of them, with Granny Weatherwax stealing the show. The witches are closely followed by the watch books, Go Corporal Carrot! And can we have a howl for Angua *arrroooooooooooooooo* that does not mean I don't like the wizards, I do, and this is a great vehicle for them.

As well as the usual characters, Ridcully, Stibbons,  various chairs, Rincewind, The Librarian, and Vetinari, we are introduced to some new characters as well as some old ones making a guest appearance (Sam Vimes). Glenda is forceful and protective, Nutt is odd and intriguing, Juliet is pretty and pretty useless until she finds her purpose, (that is not my opinion, that is just what it is... Gloria has to give her complete and FULL instructions on how to make a cup of tea) and Trev Likely who is a dribbler in more than one way, why? Because this is a story about football as much as it is about the characters, the disc and Anhk Morpork.

If you have never read a disc world book before, don't be scared, each of them can be read alone, each story unique and whilst characters might pop up in different stories you don't have to know everything about them to enjoy the novel, they are like a comfy armchair hugging you.

I hope this won't be the last book I am not ready to let go of them yet, but I do understand with Pratchett's illness that will come... someday. As the book says, the thing with football is, it's not all about football. It is about the fans, the shove and its impact on our lives. That is covered in this book hand in hand with how we need to bend our preconceptions and not judge.

A great read and possibly my favourite cover for any of the disc world novels, if you want to try one out I can recommend this one, or my favourite 'Lords and Ladies'. I give 'The Unseen Academicals' 4 frilly knickers out of 5. A great and nostalgic read!

Friday, 20 August 2010

Did you hear about Minxy's Giveaway?

CONTEST NOW CLOSED






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Happy Friday everyone, on this frabjous day I have decided to announce my little giveaway. A 'Have Heard About...' giveaway where I tempt you with two books from two series which I love, Angela Knight's Mageverse series and Katie MacAlister's Aisling Grey series.

The books I am giving away are the first book in each series and there will be 2 winners winning either Master of the Night or You Slay Me!

About the books...

American agent Erin Grayson has a new mission: romance international businessman Reece Champion. Seducing the handsome millionaire could put her that much closer to the revenge she craves against a murderous death cult. Erin doesn't realize she's being manipulated by the very cult she hunts. Champion is actually an agent of the U.S. government.

He's also a vampire.

Reece immediately senses the latent supernatural powers hidden within Erin, powers as dangerously irresistible to him as her lush body and hot blood. Yet he also knows that yielding to their mutual desire will make them pawns in a deadly game.

And their opponent is, quite literally, a monster.

Find out more about the series on Angela Knight's Website

Aisling finds her true calling when she travels to Paris to deliver a medieval object that is part of a set sought after for the power it wields. 

Aisling Grey is a courier enjoying a free, work-related trip to Paris when she learns she's a Guardian. That's a keeper of the Gates of Hell, for those who don't know. She finds this out from Drake Vireo, who's scrumptiously sexy-at least in his human form. Now Drake has stolen the package Aisling was sent to deliver, and she must track him down, get the package, and try to resist the passion boiling inside her.






Find out more about the series on Katie MacAlister's Website


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That's about it... so go forth and bring back friends and perhaps I will break the 100 barrier!

Almost forgot and thanks Bear for reminding me, when does it close... it closes  Monday 30th August... so get your entries in!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Charmed and Deadly: Reviewed

By Candace Havens
Bronwyn is back...but so is her evil ex-boyfriend. From the author of Charmed & Ready and Charmed & Dangerous.
Bronwyn is used to making enemies-when you dedicate your life to ridding the world of evil magic dudes and dudettes, it can happen. So when she first realizes that an attempted hit on the Prime Minister was really for her, it's just "same spell, different day." But then something about this hex reminds Bronwyn an awful lot of an ex-Jason Gladstone, who was her college sweetheart until he tied her up and tried to drain her of her powers. Talk about a date from hell.

Another installment of the adventures of Bronwyn the witch, it is another great and fast paced book, I read it in a matter of hours, it made me smile, laugh and go aww, everything you need for a summer read and now matter how much I enjoyed it (and I did) I just didn't enjoy it as much as the first two. No idea why.

Bronwyn is her usual feisty self and we meet all of our favourite characters, Dr Sam in particular. There is a rather nice scene of them trying out the new shower some of you might like, *wink* but I am getting distracted. Whilst saving the world Bronwyn feels he magical signature of her ex boyfriend Jason, this is something she should never have felt, after he tried to steal her powers and kill her he was locked up in magic prison by the spook squad. But someone let him out and he has an axe to grind. On top of that her family members and friends are disappearing and she feels drained, are they all connected? Not necessarily.

I did like the book, it was light and fluffy, the diary/journal style allows for Bronwyn to get into mortal danger and then appear 3 days later and tell you what happened, relaxing the reader.  But I do feel that in a couple of places it was rushed, her confrontation with Jason is an example, as it actually belongs in a wider story arc. This is a complex plot, with many characters, multiple baddies and multiple plots which weave in and out of each other. All of this is handled really well and you begin to feel Bronwyn pulled in all different directions and the effect it is having on her.

The end of the book suggests there could be another, setting up a new plot, and I hope there will be, although at the moment there seems to be no sign. As I have said before the books are quite hard to get but you can get them second hand. An engaging and magical tale of magic, family, friends and love. What more could you want on a summers day?



I give Charmed and Deadly 3.5 frilly knickers out of 5. A frilly bikini read!

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Trouble in a Stetson: Reviewed


By Regina Carlysle

Lola Lamont leaves Vegas with two pals, never imagining they’d break down in small-town Texas. So what’s a former showgirl to do when she runs smack dab into the hottest sheriff south of the Mason Dixon line? Why, jump his bones, of course!

Sam Campbell takes one look at the Vegas Bombshell and knows damn good and well she belongs in his bed. She probably has the words gold digger tattooed to her ass but he’s ready to take what the sexy blonde has to offer. Vowing to protect his heart, Sam rocks her world. Too bad she’s rocking his right back. Sam is more than ready to handle some sass, spunk and sex, but is he willing to gamble on love?

One thing which truly appealed to me in this book was the first line of the dedication, "This book is dedicated to all who have been told they are too pretty, too ugly, too skinny, too fat or are judged on the basis of skin color, political leanings or religious beliefs." That actually hooked me in this tale of The Sheriff and the Showgirl! 

Lola is friendly, loveable and so much fun, on top of that she loves things which are pink and frilly!!! A Las Vegas 'Pink Flamingo Girl' Lola is sacked when she turns thirty, not only that she discovers that her fiance (a casino owner) was cheating on her and he dumped her. With her friends Lola packs up her pink Caddy and heads out, breaking down on Mesa Blanco and discovering life in a small town isn't quite what she remembered. She grew up in the south, poor but willing to work hard, when her Mum died when she was 19 Lola sold the trailer and headed for Vegas, working jobs to pay for dance lessons until she became a showgirl.

Sam is gruff and all sheriffy and divorced, his wife having left him for better prospects, a city life and a rich husband. As a result Sam has a little chip on his shoulder about it all, but after a rocky start he and Lola finally get it together and make the sheets burn.

What interested me was this idea of prejudice and judgement, he thinks she wants a rich husband, and all she wants is to be loved and doesn't understand why he doesn't call. However when there is a disturbance outside her home Sam comes to the rescue. It is a story about enlightenment and hot sex. A good combination. I really enjoyed this story, more than the first and I am looking forward to Roxy's tale!

A sexy and interesting read which I think you would enjoy. I give Trouble in a Stetson 4 frilly knickers out of 5. A damp panty read!

Friday, 13 August 2010

Trouble in a Stetson: Reviewed


By Regina Carlysle

Lola Lamont leaves Vegas with two pals, never imagining they’d break down in small-town Texas. So what’s a former showgirl to do when she runs smack dab into the hottest sheriff south of the Mason Dixon line? Why, jump his bones, of course!

Sam Campbell takes one look at the Vegas Bombshell and knows damn good and well she belongs in his bed. She probably has the words gold digger tattooed to her ass but he’s ready to take what the sexy blonde has to offer. Vowing to protect his heart, Sam rocks her world. Too bad she’s rocking his right back. Sam is more than ready to handle some sass, spunk and sex, but is he willing to gamble on love?

One thing which truly appealed to me in this book was the first line of the dedication, "This book is dedicated to all who have been told they are too pretty, too ugly, too skinny, too fat or are judged on the basis of skin color, political leanings or religious beliefs." That actually hooked me in this tale of The Sheriff and the Showgirl! 

Lola is friendly, loveable and so much fun, on top of that she loves things which are pink and frilly!!! A Las Vegas 'Pink Flamingo Girl' Lola is sacked when she turns thirty, not only that she discovers that her fiance (a casino owner) was cheating on her and he dumped her. With her friends Lola packs up her pink Caddy and heads out, breaking down on Mesa Blanco and discovering life in a small town isn't quite what she remembered. She grew up in the south, poor but willing to work hard, when her Mum died when she was 19 Lola sold the trailer and headed for Vegas, working jobs to pay for dance lessons until she became a showgirl.

Sam is gruff and all sheriffy and divorced, his wife having left him for better prospects, a city life and a rich husband. As a result Sam has a little chip on his shoulder about it all, but after a rocky start he and Lola finally get it together and make the sheets burn.

What interested me was this idea of prejudice and judgement, he thinks she wants a rich husband, and all she wants is to be loved and doesn't understand why he doesn't call. However when there is a disturbance outside her home Sam comes to the rescue. It is a story about enlightenment and hot sex. A good combination. I really enjoyed this story, more than the first and I am looking forward to Roxy's tale!

A sexy and interesting read which I think you would enjoy. I give Trouble in a Stetson 4 frilly knickers out of 5. A damp panty read!

Trouble in Cowboy Boots: Reviewed

By Desiree Holt

Stranded in Mesa Blanco, Texas, with no money and no prospects, Emily Lathrop hires on as the cook at the Lazy Aces Ranch. Two problems—she can’t cook, and owner Wyatt Cavanaugh is so hot she nearly burns herself just standing near him. Trying to keep her hormones under control is a problem when Wyatt seduces her into his bed and teaches her the real meaning of erotic love.

Now proper Emily finds herself shockingly addicted to the BDSM games he likes to play, her body craving the bondage and domination that pushes her thermostat past the point of combustion, even as she knows that it’s all going to come crashing down any moment with a big painful thud.

I think most people know about my love of cowboys, so when I saw this and the second book of the Sequins, Saddles and Spurs series, I was intrigued. This is a fun short story, at 95 pages it is a fairly quick read but it does pack a frisky little frolic into it. Even if the ending is rather abrupt. But I will get to that later.


The series focuses on the life changing events surrounding, Emily, Lola and Roxy who leave Vegas under a storm of disillusionment and a severe lack of funds, their pink Cadillac breaks down in a tiny town called Mesa Blanco. They arrive bedraggled and starving with few funds and find that life in a small town might be just what they needed. Particularly after they all meet a cowboy of their own.


Trouble in Cowboy Boots is the story of Emily and Wyatt, having lost her job and condo in Vegas Emily doesn't seem to be having much luck, as a character she is likeable, when Wyatt is 'mean' to her later in the novel we really feel for her and almost rejoice in the physical effect this seems to have on him. Wyatt is intense yet fun, walking that fine balance of boyish charm and brooding hidden depths. He likes to dominate in the bedroom and that is fine by me. He also has his own issues to deal with and eventually he does.


As I said, he does let her down in the story, but then again, that does happen in life and her reaction is perfectly human, as I said, I felt it ended rather abruptly and I think that is perhaps because I wanted it to go on longer. It was a fun and frisky read and totally passed the time when sitting in a hospital waiting room, thanks for ereaders! I liked it and think many of you would too.




An erotic and frisky little outing a fun summer read! I give Trouble in Cowboy Boots 3.5 frilly knickers out of 5. A damp panty read.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Teaser Tuesday... ride em cowgirl!

Inspired by The Book Vixen, who participates in Teaser Tuesday hosted by MizB at Should be Reading I think it is a FAB idea... she said to

* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others.
* Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Ok so here goes, my teaser is from p79: of Trouble in Cowboy boots by Desiree Holt


He’d been very clear that he was only looking for a playmate, that she was the perfect candidate because she was temporary, and that they could enjoy themselves for whatever time she was at the Lazy Aces. She’d had her eyes on bigger and better things, but the sex was beyond anything she’d ever enjoyed so it seemed like a good deal.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

The Demon is an Angel and Simple Need by Lissa Matthews Reviewed

By Lissa Matthew

When ex-government assassin Delan is kidnapped by Riko, a sex demon, he’s taken care of and sexually serviced in any manner he desires by Riko’s personal sex slaves. And while not one to bemoan his good fortune, Delan is a man of action and in need of a mission. He’s about to be given one by the name of Angel.

Riko’s half-sister Angel is just that, an angel. Not just any kind of angel though, she’s a hybrid being—sex demon and sex angel. And she’s in need of being tamed. Barred by Riko from having sex with her fellow sex demons, she’s forced to suffer the inadequate fumbling of humans, both male and female.

When Delan and Angel meet, sparks fly. She’s defiant and he’s determined, but the lust and hunger hit them both between the eyes and below the belt. Sex is hard and hot, a little kinky and a whole lot naughty. But Delan needs to find something more than sex to rein her in, or she’ll destroy it all.

Definitely a frisky little read, as the synopsis says Angel is half demon and half angel, spawned from a sex demon and an angel of love she becomes something new, something unique: a sex angel! But like many things is this world she requires balance, she has two parts of her personality and she is suppressing the angel. There are various effects from this, one could be her inability to orgasm with mortal men, her frustration with their needs on her and seeing her as a trophy, when we meet her she has just torched one, and his boat. A very unhappy and unstable being who, according to her brother, has the ability to put the balance of the world out of whack and ultimately end it.


The story begins with Delan (former military assassin who was living on the streets, he discusses later his need to hide and blend) being kidnapped by Angel's brother and experiencing weeks of sexual conditioning. When we meet him he is surprisingly accepting of his situation but as he explained what else does he have to live for and his training made him accept whatever conditions where thrown at him, like the reader Riko is surprised by his accepting attitude, but his explanation goes some way to accept it. He is given a task, get Angel to fall for him in one day or die. He has no choice but to accept it.


An interesting short which follows the theme of tortured angst and how these suppressed feelings can trap us. The sex is sexy and there is plenty of it, both Angel and Delan tortured by their past, but for me the star of the story was Riko, he made me laugh. As I said a frisky yet angst ridden short story with an interesting twist at the end and a suggestion that their could be more. I liked it and hope we see more of Riko!


I give The Demon is an Angel 3 frilly knickers out of 5. A damp panty read!
 

 By Lissa Matthews

Vinter is not your typical businessman. Tattoos, piercings and not a suit and tie in sight. One-third owner of a bar and a tattoo parlor along with being a bassist in a band, Vinter comes and goes as he pleases. He likes his beer cold, his music hard and his women scorching hot. Until he’s knocked off his game by a suburban doll he can’t stop wanting.

Elise needs a change. In men. The buttoned-up businessmen she’s been dating leave a lot to be desired—in romance, in respect and most definitely in sex. A recent text message from her now ex-lover drives Elise into a popular bar on the outside of town, where she meets one of its owners. He’s just the kind of man she’s never had and definitely the kind she’s always fantasized about. Big, bad and oh so naughty.

Unexpected tenderness. Unimaginable lust. Being dumped has never felt so damn good.



Oh my! OH MY!! I read this before I read The Demon is an Angel and that poor story had to compete with this! I think I had to wipe the drool off binky's screen! (Binky being my sony ereader), it was so good that after I read tDiaA I had to go back and read this again, in fact I want to read the phone scene again in a moment! HOT! That is all I have to say!


But ok I will say more.


The short story begins with Elise in a bar, earlier that day her boyfriend dumped her by text. Elise is surburbia, a suit, smart, practical, hard working, and her boy friends have been the same; with each date almost an interview to see if she is suitable wife and mother material, what would she be like at the country club, the right parties etc. However this last boyfriend had a secret which, when revealed in his text floored Elise and sent her running to the nearest bar: he was going back to his wife.


Vinter is sex on legs, part owner in the bar he sees Elise walk in with something on her mind, a sadness in her eyes and he buys her a drink. Vinter is attracted to her and as he hears her story he gives her an offer, hard, hot, mindless sex to wipe the memory of 'the dumb ass' from her mind. Elise needs something and finally agrees, thinking they will be going to a hotel room for a quickie, but Vinter has other ideas, to take her home and keep her fr the weekend. Which is what he does. He helps her to discover her sexuality, to discover the woman from her youth who she subdued.


I really loved Elise and Vinter, there was a a real care in them and much more hidden beneath the surface, I want a Vinter, if anyone knows where I can find one please let me know! I am quite happy to answer to the name of Elise.... =P I do think she represents many professional women, where because of work you need to project a certain persona, but you are a very different person in your private life. It is the corset beneath the suit. Whereas Vinter was everything she didn't know she needed, but above all he was a man who encouraged her to be herself and loved what he saw.


The sex is steamy, my favourite scene is when he makes her answer the phone to her ex, who won't stop ringing, whilst they are having sex. This also has a hopeful end, which I won't spoil by telling you about. I'd love to read more about Vinter and Elise, you never know, perhaps we wil get another short.... pleeeease!


I give Simple Need 4.5 frilly knickers out of 5. A definite bikini read and a damp panty read wirh pierced knobs on!

Thursday, 5 August 2010

The Swing by Lissa Matthews: Reviewed

By Lissa Matthews

Two years after his brother’s death in Afghanistan, Jethro is doing well. His handmade porch swing business is booming, his hip injury has healed and he’s still in love with Caitlyn. He knows he should resist her, but can’t, and pulls her into his darkly sensual world of sex and spankings.
Caitlyn has grieved, created a life for herself and has finally come to terms with her need for Jethro, her dead husband’s brother. With no small measure of hesitation, she takes a fateful step—daring him to turn her and their chance at happiness away.

Part of  Elora's Cave Quickies Series this short story is a sexy little romp looking at the angst between Jethro and Caitlyn. Not only only does Jethro have to cope with his memories of fighting in Afghanistan, his brother dying in his arms after an attack, his injuries, his estrangement from his parents who blame him for his brother joining the army  but also the fact that his brother married the woman he loved. His brother knew this, always, and in his final moments he makes Jethro promise to care for her. 


Caityn grieved for her husband who she loved, but he wasn't the only man she loved, she fell in love with both of them for very different reasons. Her husband, caring, romantic and loving, Jethro: dark, dangerous and erotic. Coming to terms with her husbands death was difficult, coming to terms with the fact she still loved Jethro was even harder. Knowing that people will gossip she wonders what she should do.


At 54 pages this is a quickie, perfect for that ride on the bus or lunchtime bit of naughtiness! It's an interesting short which explores the emotions and needs of both characters. We find out Jethro is a little kinky and also that Caitlyn is happy to explore that part of her, but it is not easy and not everything runs smoothly. What I liked particularly was that within the 54 pages of the novel you actually get to know Jethro and Caitlyn, this is an erotic novel with substance as well as sex. 


I know some of you have been waiting wanting to know what the sex is like, all I am going to say is... if you have a garden or porch swing you will be grabbing your significant other and trying it out! If you, like me don't have a swing, you will be online ordering one!
 


Frisky and fun summer quickie! I give The Swing 4 frilly knickers out of 5. A damp panty read!



Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Eternal Kiss of Darkness: Reviewed

By Jeaniene Frost
  
An immortal war has been brewing in the darkness…and now one woman has stumbled into the shadows.

Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking. But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside a warehouse just before dawn. Suddenly she finds herself in a world she’s only imagined in her worst nightmares.

At the center is Mencheres, a breathtaking Master Vampire who thought he’d seen it all. Then Kira appears—this fearless, beautiful…human who braved death to rescue him. Though he burns for her, keeping Kira in his world means risking her life, yet sending her away is unthinkable.

But with danger closing in, Mencheres must choose between the woman he craves, or embracing the darkest magic to defeat an enemy bent on his eternal destruction.


I am in love, it is true, I am in love with Mencheres! Raaaaaawr! The second in Jeaniene Frost's Nighthuntress World Novels, Eternal kiss of Darkness follows the story of Mencheres, Bones' Grandsire and the continuation of his personal struggle after the end of Destines for an Early Grave. Having lost his visions and seeing only darkness Mencheres believes he has nothing left to live for, particularly after his 'estrangement' from Bones and Cat. 

Mencheres believes he has nothing to live for, that ennui has set in and brought with it a death wish, for his death. Separating himself from his line and his friends he sets out to settle an old feud. However like this book, life takes a twist and things are not always what they seem, in steps Kira, who in the beginning of the novel interrupts a ghoul attack, a ghoul attack she later finds out he easily could have escaped from, but by doing this she puts herself in mortal danger.

I really liked this book, like First Drop of Crimson, don't expect it to be like a Bones and Cat book, even though they do make an appearance (along with Vlad Tepesh! I hope he and Ian get their own book, if they need a heroine I am available and free =P.) As I said in my review of FDC if you expect that, then you may well be disappointed. This venture into the Nighthuntress World is more engaging than the first, the character of Kira in particular, she is feisty and due to her upbringing very caring and empathetic. She is what Mencheres didn't know he was craving.

What I especially liked was how much we got to know Mencheres, in the other books he seems ancient, because he is, but ancient and cold, aloof from the rest of the world. In this book we see ow much he can feel and how his past has affected him.

A thoroughly good and sexy read (ceiling, shower and being late for a meeting and showing up in a sheet, need I say more, Mencheres popped his 900 year old celibacy cherry with a bang!) A definite requirement for this summer!

I give Eternal Kiss of Darkness 4.5 frilly knickers out of 5! A frilly bikini bottom read.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Nicholas and Raine -Lords of the Satyr by Elizabeth Amber: Reviewed

These books were recommended to me as having really hot scenes, and they do, but they are not for the faint hearted, why? Because if you haven't heard during the moon calling the Lords of the satyr develop a second pelvic penis for double entry.

By Elizabeth Amber

The last in a fabled line of otherworldly aristocracy, the Lords of Satyr are born to wealth, power, and a talent for sensual delight that mere mortals only dream of. Commanded to marry, these passionate men will travel to Rome, Venice, and Paris--and along the way will explore desires both shamelessly wicked and blissfully divine...

He Had Sworn To Take A Proper Wife.
He Hadn't Bargained On Meeting His Match...


Nicholas looks very much like what he is--the handsome, successful heir to a vineyard in Tuscany. But Nicholas is much more, for he is one of the last in an ancient line of satyr men. And the dying king of ElseWorld wants him not only to marry, but to wed one of the king's own daughters--a half-human, half-faerie woman unaware of her heritage. Nicholas won't shirk his duty to produce heirs to guard his race's legacies, but he never plans to make his bride his only lover. A satyr's sexual hunger and sensual skills are legendary. One woman will never satisfy him.

Or so Nicholas believes until he meets Jane. As spirited as she is fey, as beautiful as she is innocent, she is nevertheless determined to make her new husband hers alone--and she's eager for him to teach her every deliciously carnal secret he knows...

I have been asked by a few people how I felt about the books, and I did enjoy the plots, I found the stories interesting, set against the backdrop of historical Tuscany and later Venice, they fit the beliefs of the times, the constraints on women, the expectations of men, and layer on top of that he world of the fae, a world which is in turmoil with the Satyr brothers guarding it's entrance, a world where some of the fae integrate with humans and not always for good reasons. The Satyr brothers have been changed with a task, protect these fae daughters. The brothers are interesting, we obviously meet Nicholas in the first book, he is very much the older brother and seems very controlled and stern, albeit very sexy! But he does have some odd ideas, perhaps odd to us now but for the time it was a common belief. His belief was that a wife was for mating and the production of children. For all other forms of relief he went to his mistresses, or conjured a silverskin. Silverskins are corporeal beings conjured from air elements for satyr sexual purposes, to indulge their darker sides.

Thank fully Jane, his wife, manages to disabuse him of this notion after a few unsatisfying sexual encounters (I was beginning to wonder where is the hot sex!). Jane is not a woman of her time, she is trapped and hiding a secret from her family. She has wings and sees glimpses of the future, unfortunately she did not foresee that her step aunt was evil and through an affair with Jane's widowed father had managed to corrupt the family. To save her younger sister Jane had to get them away from there. So when Nicholas offered marriage she jumped at the chance. Helped by the fact he is wealthy in a time when arranged marriages between wealth families were the norm, she not only got herself a handsome husband and protector, he also got her out of a prospective horrific arranged marriage.

However, once a month a moon rising the Satyr brothers perform a rite, (they have sex in the grotto until they are spent, they don't have to be in  the grotto but they like it) they also transform into Satyrs, their legs grow hair and they develop a second penis. Now I am not going to lie to you, the idea of a man with two penises freaked me out at first, I thought how will he manage, how will he pee? Thankfully the pelvic penis (for anal entry) only needs to ejaculate once and then it recedes, well disappears and he is as he was, phew, the idea of a man wandering round with 2 danglies worried me! He also has the seeker which comes out once a month and is tucked up with his balls, this umm appendage seeks out any harm that constant sex for hours might have done to their partners. (On moon rising they need to have sex until dawn therefore the seeker ensures no soreness for their partner! Jane also said it is rather pleasurable!)

 If you can manage all of that then this is an interesting plot, with well developed characters and which layers mythological possibilities over a real world historical context. But be warned, it is not as romantic as many would hope and the evil in this book may leave you feeling a little uncomfortable. They are not for everyone.

I give Nicholas  3.5 frilly knickers out of 5. If you want something different add it to your summer reading list.

By Elizabeth Amber 
As A Lover, His Skills Are Legendary...

The middle brother, Raine, is both sensual and stoic. Scarred by once taking a wife who could not accept his carnal needs, he wants no part in another marriage. But duty commands that he fulfill his promise to wed King Feydon's second daughter, Jordan...

But In Matters Of The Heart, He Has Much To Learn...

The loyal satyr begins a search that leads him from Tuscany to romantic Venice, where his beautiful bride awaits, unaware of what passionate delights fate has planned for her. Raine is careful not to reveal his powerful satyr sexuality, for fear of driving yet another woman away. But unbeknownst to him, Jordan is no ordinary woman and was born with an insatiable appetite for love. And as Raine's heart begins to melt for her, how long will he be able to hide his true nature when Jordan seems to want him so fiercely?
Ummmm yeah, jury is still kinda out on this one, same premise as before, but this time the heroine is sexually ambiguous. Jordan has been raised as a boy so her mother could maintain the family fortune, and how was this possible, because she has both female and male genitalia. I know in Greek and Roman mythology (which is where most of the satyr myths come from,) they celebrated the uniqueness of the hermaphrodite, but even though I liked Jordan as a character and I liked how she discovered herself as a person, I just didn't like the book as much as the first.

Raine is the brother who didn't want to get married, the brother who had already had a failed first marriage to a 'human' who was spreading rumours about his weird sexuality. Raine is remarkably patient and open minded, but I guess that goes hand in hand with turning into a best once a month.

Again forces are out to kill Jordan, again the brothers need to protect her. We meet Nicholas and Jane and it is interesting to see how their life has developed. This is a series you have to discover on your own,and I am not saying I would never read anymore, because to be honest I want to read the next one just to see where it goes!

I give Raine 2.5 frilly knickers out of 5. Liked the setting, the description and not sure what to make of the rest.
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