Review: Dark Soul Volume 3 by Aleksandr Voinov

Dark Soul
Volume 3

In “Dark Lady I,” as Silvio Spadaro plans to take on the Russian hit squad that kidnapped his boss, he decides the best way to deal with four extremely dangerous men is to become an even more dangerous woman.

In “Dark Lady II,” Stefano discovers yet another disturbing—and arousing—truth about Silvio and how easily Silvio can use a man’s weakness to his own ends.

“Dark Brother” brings another player to Stefano Marino’s household. Franco Spadaro has just been released from the French Foreign Legion and is catching up with his little brother. In the middle of a war, a skilled sniper comes in right on time—but two Spadaros might be more than Stefano can handle.

I obtained the above information from… Riptide Publishing

For those of you that know me… and those that don’t this is my little statement about short books…. I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that – short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer… but it is a short story. So with that said…. here is my review…

I am just warning you…. This is a review about m/m reading. So, if this is not your cup of tea… just drop a line and say hi!! If this… then keep reading!

I have read Dark Soul Volume 1… And Volume 2! Click the link to check out my review… Then come back! =)

This may be Dark Soul Vol 3 but there are three short stories within in this volumes…. Now let’s get started.

Dark Lady I
The cover leads you into the story… Thigh highs, tight skin, rounded flesh…
This story starts in a bar… With five Russian and one hooker. If you are following my review and these stories then you know the importance of finding the Russians in A bar. I can’t say that I was surprised how the story started but I was surprised by the ending… Almost a… Well you will see.
Now onto Dark Lady II

Dark Lady II
This one is super short, but leads off where Dark Lady I leaves… Sometimes playing pretend isn’t always what it seems to be. But for Stefano, playing pretend might be the safe way to get what he wants… All the while the war is still brewing…

Dark Brother
Well, let’s just say that I am anxious to see the war that I know is bound to come to an end…. I’m just not sure what war Stefano will win… Or will he lose everything he holds dear. This story sets up the war to come. Is there more than one war, well… In this one, there are a few internal wars going on.

Now, I do have to say that in the last story, the name does mean something. I know Silvio had a pretty hard childhood…. But I’m not sure that those boundaries had to be pushed in the story to show any relevance to that period in Silvio’s life. I actually kinda thought it was going to go in another direction. But hey, that’s just me.

This truly is a great storyline and it is very intriguing. The author names knows how to draw the reader into the dark soul of those in this series. And believe me….it is dark! But I challenge you to walk on the dark side with me…. If you dare.

Damnit Aleksandr…. You know I want Volume 4!!!!! Damn you Damn you Damn you!!!!
To find out more about Aleksandr, please go to the website!

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Review: Hammer Down by Moria Rogers

Hammer Down
Children of the Undying #2

While the tattered remains of humanity huddle underground, hiding in their virtual world, Devi prefers living topside, making dangerous hauls through the demon-infested wasteland earth has become. The wealth that comes from smuggling supplies to those shunned as summoner-born or demon-touched doesn’t hurt, either.

The man she meets to arrange one of those under-the-table hauls is complicated…and handsome as hell. Literally. A glimpse of the predator beneath his silver gaze and she’s tempted to break her cardinal rule: never mix business with pleasure.

Zel’s first look at the wild-haired hauler threatens to distract him from his mission–and reminds him just how long it’s been since he got laid. As the leader of an outcast settlement, he can’t afford to trust too easily. Devi’s got a reputation for running a tight, disciplined crew, but her very willingness to deal with him means she has something to hide.

Not to mention a hot, tempting package like her could be the cleverest trap his enemies have ever set.

Warning: Contains demon bars, virtual (and literal) fights to the death, forbidden love, renegade AIs, a badass truck-driving heroine who will do anything to protect her crew and the half-demon warrior who will move heaven and hell to make her his.

I obtained the above information from Ms. Rogers website.

I should start by saying that I have book one, Demon Bait (here)… And it was awesome.

I am fan of Ms. Rogers writing and her sci-fy series is seriously becoming an addiction of mine. If you come to my blog home you will not see many sci-fy reviews… I’m not sure what it is about the outer world that does not make me run to read them, I haven’t figured it out. But I am very picky about the sci-fy world reading material I put on my iPad. And Ms. Rogers series is one you will definitely find on my iPad.

Ms. Rogers has created a world with the right mix of creativity, intrigue, mystery, fascination, and dark secrets to keep me, the reader, satisfied and dying to know more. She also gives me the sexual tension that I crave, the hot – hold no bars – sex that truly is out of this world. But she also give the tender touches, the soft embraces and the sweetest love to come. But love does not come easy….

At least not for Devi and Zel (aka Dominic)…. No, love does not come easy for them. Actually to be honest with you, it could cost them both their lives. Is love worth your life? Well, let’s see if it would cost them their life….

Devi is a woman that makes me want to genuflect in devotion of what she does. She is a woman that is devoted to her crew. They come first, they are what push her to be the best she can be. Hauling might be her life, but her crew is her family. She is a strong willed woman, but she does have a soft spot. One that not to many people know about, hell… I don’t think anyone knows about that spot. Because you see, in the world that Devi lives in… if one knows your weak spot… Well, you are as good as dead. And in Devi’s job, dead is no good. She is fierce through and through and would die doing the right thing. But when she meets Zel…. is could be in danger of that soft spot being found and then what…..

Zel, aka Dominic, is a kickass man on a mission. To keep his people safe at all cost. He is the leader of the settlement his step-father left him. Did he want it… Maybe not, but he knew that was the right thing to do. But protecting his people from the outside world might prove the death of him. But he will die protecting them. But who will protect him? He does not allow anyone inside because he is not sure what the beast within would do. He is all alpha and 100% delicious. But just like everyone else… Zel has dark secrets… Would they be the death of him… or the woman that steals his heart and heals the demon within…

Ms. Rogers has a way of making me crave things I had no idea I wanted. Her world of the demons and humans is something that I want more of. Her characters are amazing in their own way. All are built with a tender side, but they all would not hesitate to kick your ass if you tried to do harm to them or their family. She has crafted them with a hint of darkness that makes then the badasses they truly are. Her series just keeps getting better and better.

If you love a good story with strong characters, strong family ties, deep dark secrets, some serious hot men and some hot loving, then Ms. Rogers series is something you need to pick up! I promise you, it is just that good. It is worthy of a hussy reading it and purring!

Please to go find out more about Ms. Moira’s world! Go here!!!

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Review: Dark Soul Vol. 2 Dark Whisper & Dark Night by Aleksandr Voinov

My review for Dark Soul Vol. 1 ~ Dark Soul & Dark Secret, please go here!

The second volume in the Dark Soul series features the stories “Dark Whisper” and “Dark Night.”

In “Dark Whisper,” Gianbattista may have broken Silvio’s heart and sent him off to the States, but he’s still just a phone call away. When Silvio returns from a sex shop with a bag full of goodies, Gianbattista can’t resist topping his boy one more time, even if they are 4,000 miles apart.

In “Dark Night,” the Russian problem comes back to haunt Stefano, and when a dark encounter leaves him bloody and broken, Silvio knows just the right way to ease his pain.

I obtained the above information from Riptide website.

For those of you that know me… and those that don’t this is my little statement about short books…. I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that – short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer… but it is a short story. So with that said…. here is my review…

Also, I will leave you with the warning that this is a m/m book/review. If m/m is not your cup of tea… or if you are not sure this fits in your comfort zone, you will not offend me if you if you just stop by to say Hi and maybe say Hi to Aleksandr! Now… let’s get started!

This is Volume 2 and Aleksandr has not disappointed me. I quickly became a fan of Alek’s writing style. Although one scene sticks out in my mind the most from book one and I get reminded about it in book two, this is a great series. Alek’s voice is strong and not to be messed with. There is no mincing at the words that flow on the paper… The characters are strong, the men are even stronger, the action gets more intense, the drama get thicker and the emotions… well… let’s just say that things get really hot. Alek is an author that when I read… I devour the story. My only problem…. I can’t get enough of this story.

The first part of this story is about Silvio and a lover from the past…. Or one that wants to stay in the past. And I do have to say that phone sex has never sounded hotter…. You will want to get in on that phone conversation! But this story tore at my heart because Silvio is still in love with his old lover… and knows that there a job to do and a man that needs him just a little more. He is good at what he does and has been hired to do what he does….

Then the second part kicked some freaking ass. Well, actually… Stefano got his ass kicked. But I can’t tell you to much because I really want you to read this book. But I will say the leading up that moment and the after effects will make you wonder what is to come next! And believe me……….. I want to know what happens next! This series just keeps getting better and better… Hotter and hotter…. Dirtier and darker… I WANT MORE!!!!!

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I have left you with Dark Soul Vol. 3….. There is always more to come! Damn you Aleksandr!!

In “Dark Lady I,” as Silvio Spadaro plans to take on the Russian hit squad that kidnapped his boss, he decides the best way to deal with four extremely dangerous men is to become an even more dangerous woman.

In “Dark Lady II,” Stefano discovers yet another disturbing—and arousing—truth about Silvio and how easily Silvio can use a man’s weakness to his own ends.

“Dark Brother” brings another player to Stefano Marino’s household. Franco Spadaro has just been released from the French Foreign Legion and is catching up with his little brother. In the middle of a war, a skilled sniper comes in right on time—but two Spadaros might be more than Stefano can handle.

I obtained the above information from Riptide website.

To see more of Aleksandr Voinov, please go check out the website!

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Review: The King’s Pleasure by Kitty Thomas

The King’s Pleasure

In the kingdom of Himeros, Abigail is despised for her gypsy heritage. Pushed to the fringes of society, she’s forced to break the law in order to help feed her family. When a castle guard catches her stealing bread, he intends to cut off her hand for the offense.

Niall has just taken the throne and is determined to prove he isn’t a monster like his father. Awakened by the cries of a gypsy, he spares her from the guard’s blade and takes her as his slave instead. When he learns she doesn’t understand the kingdom’s carnal ways, he becomes determined to strip her of all inhibitions until her every desire is in service to the king’s pleasure.

DISCLAIMER:

This is a work of fiction, and the author does not endorse or condone any behavior done to another human being without their consent.

Warning: This book contains master/slave, group sexual activity, mild sadomasochism, oral and anal play, exhibitionism, and voyeurism.

AUTHOR’S NOTE:

This story exists in an alternate world that is not part of our history. You may notice a blend of some modern technology (electricity and running water), with an old world feel. This is by design.

I obtained the above information from Ms. Kitty’s website here.

For those of you that know me… and those that don’t this is my little statement about short books…. I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that – short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer… but it is a short story. So with that said…. here is my review…

I was given this book to review and give my honest thoughts, so here goes!

By coming to my place, you know that I am a reader of Ms. Kitty’s work. She is a writer on the darker end of the spectrum. She is not your average BDSM writer, she puts her dark spin on things; but you know immediately if it is for you or not. For some people, her writing is not for them. It pushes them out of their comfort zone… It pushes the limit of what they are willing to accept as okay… Her writing pushes the envelope of what is acceptable by your own morals. But her writing is just that… writing. A world of escape, a world of her own creation… A world which, if dark is for you, you could lose yourself in. Now with this said… I will tell you what I thought of The King’s Pleasure…

This is short story but it was a good read! I won’t give much away… The story line was fresh for me, one I have not read about. It truly was a “fairy tale” of sorts. I enjoyed the twist and turns of what happened. It is not our traditional King saves the girl story… No, but I enjoyed watching the relationship grow between the King and the peasant. It amazed me to watch Abigail be brazen in front of the King… A man she knew could end her life on a whim. She enticed him, she enthralled him… she served him. Naill, the King, took Abigail in and tried to right a wrong of the past. Could he do it…?? Could he make things work that society deemed was an outrage?
Well…. I guess you will just have to find out what truly was The King’s Pleasure!

Debate Time… Not a true spoiler but a thought of my own….
***There is one part of the story that people are in debate about. I have read a few things that others have had to say and what Ms. Kitty said before I even read the book. I won’t tell you what it is about… but for those that have read the story… I will say that the three sentences in question… or should I say the action in question – IMO – did not even need to be in the story. I painted the picture of what the scene looked like and for that to be there, I didn’t need it. Now at what was put in there… I feel there should have been a little disclaimer of some sort for those that are against those kind of actions. But with all of this said, it did not take away from the story that Ms. Kitty put in front of me.***

To see more from Ms. Kitty… please visit her website!

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Review: Supernaturally Kissed by Stacey Kennedy

Frostbit Series… Book 1
Supernaturally Kissed

Ghosts harass and annoy Tess Jennings to save their souls. Sometimes she helps them. Other times she ignores them. But one ghost will give her no choice.

Kipp McGowen, a cop with the Memphis Police Department, will stop at nothing to gain her help, including using his ghostly charms to seduce her.

Tess must help solve the five year old cold case of Hannah Reid, because solving the case will save Kipp. But a bigger problem presents itself. Tess is falling in love with a ghost. Now she must decide. Keep Kipp forever or find the killer…

I obtained the above informaLinktion from Ms. Stacey’s website!
**If you do click on the link above… You will be surprised with a little excerpt from the book!!** ~Just saying

I will say that if you come to the Lair, you know that I am not a virgin to Ms. Stacey’s work. I have come to really love her writing style. But this story… Well, this story has a twist! And watching Stacey’s writing develop this story into the intriguing series I know it will be was a delight. This story captivated me and left me wondering what is to come… because damnit.. I want to know!!! **Pounds fist on the table and pouts**

Tess is a woman unlike any woman that you will ever meet… She has a unique ability, one that sometimes drives her mad… She tries her hardest to keep it a secret because really… Who wants to know that ghost talk to you. Yea… that is her secret and she guards it very carefully. I don’t blame her. The “gift” as some would call it, came to her when she was involved in a car accident with her parents. They passed away that day and she came as close as any person could come to death’s door. Now think about that… I mean you lose your parents and suddenly find yourself the counselor for ghosts that need to cross over would be a little overwhelming. But you will find yourself giggling along with Tess and also feeling for her lose and love. She is a trip though!

Then there is Kipp… He is a cop… Wait..no, he was a cop. He was shot in the line of duty when he got to close to cold case him and his partner, Zach was working on. Kipp is the ghost that will forever change Tess’s life and I do mean forever!!! He is man, damnit.. ghost that makes her hot, makes her mad, but most of all… makes Tess fall in love. He is one hell’va man; ghost. He is not most ghost that Tess has encountered… He remembers his life as it was the day he died and he is not sure why he is in the afterlife… Not sure what he is waiting for or on… Or could he possibly have been waiting for Tess…

This is a great set up to the beginning of a great series. Stacey has given me everything I need to satisfy the hussy within. She gave me the drama of the story, she gave me the suspense of what was to come and the most important part but also the most intriguing part is that she gave me enough heat to make it hot while reading. And now you will find yourself going back to re read that statement and then say… “Cecile, you said the man was a ghost… How in the hell is there heat??” And I would have to say to you… You are just going to have to read to find out how because believe me, I was quite shocked at how Stacey pulled this one off!

To watch these two work together… or I should say these three…. Well, I will just say to watch Tess work with a few fellow officers to work on the case is very entertaining. To watch how the case unfolds all because the ghost of the girl that was murdered helped them solve her case. Tess learns that her “gift,” truly could be considered a gift… But is that what she wants to do. Opening herself for ridicule, opening herself to be bombarded by those spirits that cannot find rest… I am not sure that is what Tess wanted to do… But when she meets Kipp, like I said… All that changed.

Then to top it all off, Stacey has left me hanging on by a damn fingernail because I truly have formed my own damn theory as to what has happened and what is to come and now I need her to write more stories so I can see if what I think will truly happen. I truly hope you pick up this story… You will not be disappointed! In fact, you will find yourself looking for the next one to come!! Ms. Stacey, you have done it again… You have intrigued, enticed, teased and simply left me wanting more.

To see more of Ms. Stacey’s world, please visit her website here!!

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Giveaway, Interview & Review: Andrea Speed Spends the Day @ The Lair


The Lair is very happy to have Andrea Speed over to play with us!! Make sure to stick around at the end for the Giveaway!!!!

Welcome to the Lair Ms. Andrea… Let’s get started…
Why don’t you tell us a little about yourself…. Something that we cannot Google about you, lol!
Since you are a new to me author, I am hoping to bring you to the light of others! So share away!

When I was a teenager, I had to see a therapist about my depression. According to him, I “broke” his depression scale – I had rated on the highest end of the adult depression scale, bypassing teen entirely. I actually found that funny, and I still do. I broke someone’s depression scale! How do you do that? I’m thinking he had weird scales.

Tell us a little about your book?

Peek A Boo is the second in the Josh of the Damned series, which has a convenience store clerk on the night shift dealing with all sorts of monsters, who are generally just there to buy snack items. But they bring along their own set of problems, especially this time, as he is visited by a yeti with whom he has major communication issues. But something happens involving human customers and the yeti that shakes Josh up a bit.

How much emotion does it take from you to write?

It really depends on the story, Most of the Josh stories are just fun.

What is your favorite part of the book (story)?

I loved all the bits between Josh and the yeti. Clearly they’re speaking different languages.

What was your favorite scene to write?

Probably the yeti interrupting a bad situation. I love it when all hell breaks loose.

You can only pick 3 words for your main characters..what would they be? *to describe your main characters*

Accepting, strange, funny.

Which was the easiest character to write and the hardest ~ and why??

Josh is always easy. He’s just a guy – an accepting guy, fairly easy going, although he only has a slight grasp on what’s going on around him. I suppose the yeti was the hardest, because he had to be essentially alien and doesn’t talk, but his mood and intent has to be crystal clear.

How many books are you shooting for in this series??

That’s a hard question to answer. All I can safely say is there’s more in the pipeline, and I’m building to a bigger adventure for Josh.

What are you currently working on?

More in the Josh series, a fantasy novel for Riptide, and a prequel of my Infected series. That’s just for starters.

Do you have anything due to release soon?

Besides this? As of press time, no.

What’s one thing that you enjoy about writing?

Horror and humor, which is why the Josh series is heaven for me. I can do them both at once.

Since we’re cover hussies….what was your first impression of your cover?

I loved it. I love me some monsters.

What do you prefer ebooks or paperbacks?

E-books are fantastic, and I’ll never say a word against them … but there is something really nice about holding a paperback in your hand.

Is there a genre you would like to write but are a little apprehensive to try?

Umm … maybe historical? I wouldn’t dare, because I’m sure I’d get every single detail wrong, but every now and then I have an idea.

Okay…. personal time!!!! Oh yeah, I go there… Hahah…

If you thought you were safe… Nah… Forgot it… Not a chance! We will start off slow and easy, I promise!

What is on your night stand/dresser?

Clock, flashlight, cat laser toy, coaster shaped like a squashed little man, a smattering of pens and bookmarks.

What are you listening to you right now?

Oh dear. Too, too much to actually cover here. I have soundtracks on 8tracks –http://8tracks.com/notmanos – that should give everyone an idea.

What are you reading right now?

Justin Evans’ The White Devil. Great book; really absorbing.
What is your favorite season? Holiday? I don’t know that I have a favorite season. Maybe fall, just to be contrary. Holiday? Halloween is the only holiday that exists, as far as I’m concerned.
And what has been your best b-day present ever?? Getting a book published! It was around my birthday and it was really exciting. But if you mean an actual gift from someone else, I’d say this nifty digital camera.

Hard and Quick Time! Don’t think… Just answer! Okay, before we go this route, I will get us a refill on our drinks… I will be right back…

You know you do… Quickie time… Think fast….

Are you a quickie kind girl? Not really. Although it depends on what kind of quickie you mean…
Dark or Milk Chocolate? 100% dark.
Whipped or Melted?Again, I need context! Probably melted.
Straight up or with a twist – sex? Twist, I suppose.
What’s ur fave drink – in a glass or on him? Ginger beer.
Spank or Flogger? Give me a cat o’nine tails.
Junk or Health Food? I really should be healthy, but junk food is so nice …
Ties or Chains? Again, context! But let’s go with chains.
Leather or Lace? Leather.
Soft or Hard… Bed, where was your mind? Soft.
Control or Be Controlled? I’m the Dictator For Life around here.
Hot Wax or Whip Cream? Let’s go whipped this time.
Vampire or Werewolf? Werecat!

Here’s the blurb for Pretty Monsters:

Josh knew the night shift at the Quik-Mart would be full of freaks and geeks—and that was before the hell portal opened in the parking lot. Still, he likes to think he can roll with things. Sure, the zombies make a mess sometimes, but at least they never reach for anything more threatening than frozen burritos.
Besides, it’s not all lizard-monsters and the walking dead. There’s also the mysterious hottie with the sly red lips and a taste for sweets.
Josh has had the hots for Hot Guy since the moment he laid eyes on him, and it seems Hot Guy might be sweet on Josh too. Now if only Josh could figure out whether that’s a good thing, a bad thing, or something in between. After all, with a hell vortex just a stone’s throw away, Josh has learned to take nothing at face value—even if it’s a very, very pretty face.

This title is #1 of the Josh of the Damned series.

To read an excerpt and purchase Pretty Monsters, click here.

Here’s the blurb from Peek-A-Boo:
As night-shift clerk at the go-to Quik-Mart for monsters with the munchies, Josh Caplan believes he’s seen it all. Battling lizard men, werewolves chasing cars in the parking lot . . . nothing fazes Josh anymore.
Or so he thinks, at least, until a yeti with poor communication skills drops a dead skunk on the checkout counter. Josh can’t figure what a living, breathing shag carpet wants with him, or why it won’t leave him alone no matter how hard he ignores it. But hey, at least it seems harmless . . . if perhaps a little slow on the draw.
But Sasquatch is plenty fast when two of Josh’s human customers try to out-monster the monsters. Times are strange when creatures from the hell portal save the day, but in the protective hands of a lovesick yeti and a sexy vampire boyfriend, Josh realizes that maybe his new normal isn’t so bad after all.

This title is #2 of the Josh of the Damned series.

To read an excerpt and purchase Peek-A-Boo, click here.

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My thoughts on the book!

The story picks up where Josh’s first encounter ends…
Except this time… Instead of his hottie vampire boyfriend…
He makes a friend that he is not to sure he wants… a Yeti
I have to say that Ms. Speed kept me chuckling through this one as well.
And I do have to hand it to Andrea for keeping the story interesting and fresh… Well, when you read this story, it is not quite so fresh, hahahaha!
But I was very happy to see Colin return! But with that said, I am kinda wondering if our convenience store clerk will find someone else who will make his nights worth while…

Your Favorite Time…
***Giveaway Time!!!
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Question for the grand prize, which will be drawn for at the end of the tour:

What two things does the yeti try to give Josh?
Simple, but you’ll have to have read the story.

The Grand Prize – The Infected series ebook collection

In order for a chance to win….
::Rules::

1.)The answer should be emailed to Andrea, at aspeed2@gmail.com with:::::
The name of my blog- All I Want and More and Contest Answer in the subject line.

That is it…. Simple enough!!! =)

Thanks to all of you for making this possible!!!
Good Luck!

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Review: Rocky Mountain Haven by Vivian Arend

It’s the quiet ones that take you by surprise.

Six Pack Ranch, Book 2

Beth Danube’s emotionally abusive husband is dead and buried. So is her heart. It’s no big deal, she has all she wants: her three little boys and a fresh start in a small Alberta town. What she doesn’t want is another man in her life—not now, maybe not ever.

After ten years of unsatisfactory, missionary-position sex, she never expected her libido to reawaken. One look at sex-in-boots Daniel Coleman in a Calgary bar, though, blows the dust off her sexuality.

Sensing an edge of desperation, even fear, beneath Beth’s come-on, Daniel finds himself giving in to the powerful urge to let his normally subdued desires run wild. The lady wants non-judgmental, non-vanilla sex? She’s got it—in and out of the bedroom.

At first, friends with blazing-hot benefits is more than enough. Then she realizes Daniel is burning away the protective fortress around her heart…and the guilty secret she dare not reveal.

This book has been expanded and revised from previous publication.
Product Warnings
One woman determined to retake control of her life, a man with the single-minded purpose of offering her—and her body—everything she needs. Inappropriate behavior in barns, change rooms, and oh-my-gawd phone sex with a cowboy.

I obtained the above information from Samhain Publishing website.

I was given this book for my completely honest thoughts and words… So here goes!

This is not to be considered a short book by page numbers. Coming in around 250 pages… but when you start this book, you will want to finish it! I am a fan of Ms. Vivian’s work and I did read book one and review it (here). And to say that I want more on those Coleman boys is an understatement.

This is one family that I would really like to be a part of… Six boys.. Okay, correction.. Six grown, hot, delicious, wrangler wearing, hot bodies, smooth sweet talking gentleman! They each have their own identity, their own history and their own heart of gold… and passion! Let’s not forget that! Ms. Arend is crafting these stories in such a way that the whole family is included, which is nice. She is entwining them to where the family is in the background and not over shadowing the main storyline… but keeping you centered that this is all about family.

This story threw me for a curve because it has children in it… And this story really shook me up a bit because of Beth’s past. That woman is a woman after my own heart… Beth is a mother of three adorable boys. They are so full of life and just want to be the “man” for their mom. It is so heartwarming to see these three included in the story and to see that Daniel’s concern is for them. It is refreshing to see that children really matter. Anyway… Beth is a woman who’s past haunts her every day… And she sees the reminder of her past in her boys glances, in their demeanor. She wanted a fresh start… A new beginning… For her and the boys.. She wanted control over her life and her future! That was until she met tall, dark and handsome Daniel Coleman. Would he be the one to change her world… In a forever kinda way??

Daniel is the middle son of the Six Pack Coleman boys (men). He is the sensible one, the one all look to for help with something. He never thought of himself as the settling down type… Especially after what his ex put him through, but we all have demons to fight. Daniel wins my admiration because he is not a victim of is circumstances. He perseveres through life, love and heartache. He has a kind and gentle soul, but oh damn does this man have one soul that burns with passion. He was not sure what the future held for him… But when he meets Beth… His whole world is thrown for a loop!

These two together melt my heart. Their coming together, in more than one way, is sooooo awe touching that it makes your heart sing. This is refreshing take on how families come together and become one. It was difficult to hear the past come out and see the tears and hurt. Watching Beth and Daniel expose themselves to each other was raw, but it made the story so much richer for it.

Then throw in the rest of the Coleman, and this story turned out to be on Hell’va Ride to Haven!
Ms. Arend, you did it yet again! The crew came together for each other when they needed a shoulder to lean on or a hand to hold. They welcome the new comers of the family with open arms. This is such a wonderful, delightful adventure with these Coleman’s! I am definitely looking for more to come!

Ms. Vivian’s normal website has been hacked into, so this is where you can find her at for now!

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Review: Hidden Fantasy by Melody Monore

Hidden Fantasy
Fantasy Resort Book 3

Stubborn but sexy prosecuting attorney, Larissa Viamari, is targeted by a violent gang and goes into hiding at the Sensual Pleasures Fantasy Resort. She tries to blend in by joining in the activities, one of which is a body painting contest. Only she has no idea it involves her two hunky cowboy bodyguards dragging paintbrushes over every intimate inch of her. Given she hasn’t have sex in seven years, she has a hard time dealing with the intense stimulation and longings bursting to escape. But then her cover is blown, and the gang finds her. She realizes some tough decisions must be made. What will she have to sacrifice, or rather want to sacrifice, now that she’s gotten to know these men better?

I obtained the above information from Ms. Melody’s website!

I was given this book for my honest thoughts… So here goes!

For those of you that know me… and those that don’t this is my little statement about short books…. I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that – short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer… but it is a short story. So with that said…. here is my review… I was given this book for my honest thoughts… So let’s go..

If you have come to my place more than once, you will know that I have read Ms. Monroe’s series of Fantasy Resort and liked them! I was happy that she asked me to read book 3!!! And let me say… I was not disappointed! Actually, Ms. Monroe’s writing keeps getting better! The suspense is getting thicker, the involvement is getting deeper and the loving just keeps getting… well….hotter!!! Ms. Monroe is developing these stories with a richness that is nice, even for a short story. She is intermingling the characters from the previous books with such an ease that makes the stories flow together. There is no need to read the books in order, you will not be lost. =) These stories keep getting better!!!

This story will entrap you with the opening story… Which drew me in from the opening line. ((I love it when a story opens with a great opening line ~ fyi)) To learn of Larissa’s history with her friends and her ex was a key element. It all meshed very well together, Ms. Melody is keeping her stories fresh, hot, attractive with damn hot ass men!!!

This story only took me a day to read. Which means… this is an awesome story! The men in Ms. Monroe’s story will make you want to head to this resort to fulfill your own damn fantasy and believe me – after three stories… Ms. Monroe will give up the location of this place because I want my own fantasies fulfilled!! Especially with the hot men she puts in these!!! Surely she can create one for me!! Hehehehe!!!

Seriously though, these stories are really great and like I stated above, you do not have to read in order, but it is nice. The friends come and go in all the stories, so you are never left out. Ms. Melody does a great job at bringing them in and out of the story but not overshadowing them in the story as to take away from the main characters.

I can’t give you to much because this is a short story (by my guidelines, lol) and you will want to be surprised by exactly what happens to Larissa. Can a straight laced, uptight lawyer find something that two men are willing to give her….??? A heart filled with love….

I will have to say that Ms. Monroe steals my hearts with her endings! I fall in love every time!! Ms. Monroe another great escape into the Fantasy Resort series!!!! Now I need book four!!! =)

If you want more information on Ms. Monroe, please visit her website!!!

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**Update**ARC Review: Getting Familiar with Your Demon by Jodi Redford


Getting Familiar With Your Demon ~ Available February 2012

He should push her away…but he’d rather have his wicked way with her.

That Old Black Magic, Book 4

After too many years learning death from the inside out as the familiar of a voodoo queen, soul collector Samael Gorasola betrayed his boss, which landed him on demon death row.

He should have known not even his punishment would come easy, but the deal he’s offered to escape his fate stinks. Become the indentured servant to his despised enemy? No thanks, he’d rather be six feet under. With that in mind, he picks a deadly fight with two demon hunters, only to be rescued by one misguided, deliciously innocent white witch.

Marabella hasn’t a clue what possessed her to help Sam, particularly since he’s not the least bit grateful. She blames it on her overwhelming attraction to the dark, dangerous demon, and her exasperating quest to rid herself of the stubborn curse that guards her virginity. If the guild finds out, though, she can kiss her white-witch status goodbye.

A kiss is exactly what she gets, followed by a consuming hunger that breaks down all heavenly and earthly barriers…and leaves Sam saddled with the one thing he never wanted, a conscience, and a connection to Marabella that puts her soul on the line.

Warning: This book contains torturous use of disco music, one sinfully sexy demon who revels in being bad, a virgin witch whose innocence runs more than skin deep, and plenty of wicked, forbidden sex with explosive side effects—literally.

I was given this book for my honest thoughts and opinion… Now that I have stated the obvious… Let’s get on with this review… Because you will want to get this book and this series!!!!

Okay, first let me start off with the fact that this is book four… I know you got that part from the mentioning of it way up there… You are probably thinking, “Cecile, where is review two and three?? Because we know you are anal that way…!!” Well, let me say that I have not read two or three yet… I have only read book one (check out review here) and then jumped to this one! But I will quickly follow this up with I am going to read two and three as soooonnnn as I finish with this review!!

Ms. Jodi was a new to me author… Well, that has changed! A LOT!!! Ms. Jodi’s stories are riveting, intriguing, heart wrenching, and definitely stories you will not want to put down! Her writing makes you cheer on the hero and makes you want to bitch slap the villain! She will tantalize you with desire so thick, she will tease you with passion off the charts, she will please you with the ending! Now that I have teased you just a bit… Let’s get to the story!

The story starts off dark and demented… Samael is in hell. No really.. he is in hell with a man set on torturing him to death! Well, that is until one woman with a mission walks in to save his ass…. The saving part is up for discussion. Samael is a demon with a past that would make Satan look like a Saint. He collects souls… but that actually was the okay part of his job… That is until he found his ass bound to a whacked out witch set on vengeance. So when he landed his ass in “demon hell” so to speak… he thought for once in his life… his life was his. His own to do as he wished – even though there was really nothing he could do. But at least he was not tied to anyone… He did not have to do anyone’s bidding. Because to be someone’s familiar… means you are tied to them for the rest of eternity and as far as Samael was concerned he was through with that shit.

Samael is a man hell bent on being the bad ass. He does not want to be good; because to be good… means he would have to have a conscience…. and care…….! And that he did not want to do. My heart went out for Samael; even though he proved himself to be an asshole sometimes… You knew why he was the way he was but sometimes you still wanted to smack the shit out of him for being the way he was. But I gotta give it to a man that loves his GTO as much as he does… Oh man… he will make you wet, I promise you. He is rough, violent, destructive… He does not believe in love, nor happiness. He is as bad as bad can be. He is a man who is about to eat his words! You will want to see how exactly you can get familiar with this demon!

Marabella, aka Bella, is a woman with an overbearing mother. But who does not have a mother like that. But I loved Bella from the beginning… Her opening story just had me giggling! She thinks that she will be cursed a virgin for the rest of her life… As she tries her damnest to “get some”…. she gets rejected. All the time. That must be a bitch! I mean can you imagine… Hot guy… Hot date… Things are going great… Actually things are getting hot and heavy… And when it is time for the fireworks to happen…. Well, the guy ditches you. Yea, total bitch! I really feel for Marabella, but I have to give it to her ~ she has a heart of gold. She really is a genuine person that you want to like and do whatever to help her. She is just that kind of person. I love her character because no matter, she sees the good in people and she does not judge. But one thing she finds out about herself… She is half angel. Let that sit for a while.. An angel. What side of the family did she get that from?!?! Well, if you come on the ride of Getting Familiar With Her Demon you will find out!!!

This is a story that will get your blood going, it will get your heart rate up! You will be cheering from the sides and praying like crazy that some people just see what is right in front of them! You will watch these two tap dance around the simple fact that they really are meant to be together. Who says bad can conqueror good? The back and forth bickering between these two is great! But it wasn’t only these two that made the story what it… Ms. Jodi gave us all sorts of family members in this story and they tied nicely to the story. In fact, they sometimes made you down right out giggle over what they were saying.

This story freaking rocked! I mean, I thought the first one was awesome… I didn’t think it could get any better.. Well, Ms. Jodi showed proved me wrong. This woman just keeps the story rolling. OMG… she gave me everything and more and more! And I will promise you… you will not be lost on the story line! Ms. Jodi did an awesome job at making the stories stand alone. I mean, you get the reference of the people they are talking about. So, if you have gotten put Ms. Jodi’s demon series on your wishlist… or on your reading device like now… I am urging you to do it now! These stories are truly captivating! And I wanted to put the cover a little bit bigger – come’on… it is a hot cover!!!!!!! And when you get to know Samael… You will understand my infatuation! =) Now I must go get book two and three!!! You see.. I wanna get familiar with my own demon!!!

To see more into Ms. Jodi’s world… please go to her website here!

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