Tuesday, November 18, 2014

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY: Saving Poughkeepsie (The Poughkeepsie Brotherhood #3) by Debra Anastasia

Saving Poughkeepsie (The Poughkeepsie Brotherhood #3) by Debra Anastasia
Adult Contemporary Romance/Suspense
Beckett Taylor’s quest to be a better man has brought Eve Hartt back into his life, but sometimes it feels like they’re bound together with barbed wire. Though he longs to love her without causing pain, the wreckage of their past continues to crash down around them.

Yet with the help of this brothers—and for his brothers—Beckett won’t stop trying. He’s determined to make them all a family, to make a life they want to live, and to make Poughkeepsie a place that’s safe to live it.

He can feel their futures balanced precariously on his shoulders: Blake and Livia and their children, Cole and Kyle and the new baby they’ve just brought home, and Eve…always Eve. He wants their dreams to be real. But murderers don’t just get Happily Ever After handed to them. They have to wrench it away from Satan himself.

Good thing Beckett is prepared to do just that. After all, saving Poughkeepsie is the only way his story ends.

Prepare your heart and your head for a wild ride in this final installment of the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood series. Debra Anastasia does not disappoint as she weaves the last chapter of a story that blends true love, turbulent emotions, and life’s harsh realities into an uplifting tale that calls to the good in each of us.

COVER REVEAL! The Apartment: The Complete Affair by Amanda Black, On Sale December 3rd!

The Apartment- The Complete Affair
ON SALE DECEMBER 3RD: Lily and Ethan’s passionate affair is now available in one complete volume! This bundle includes Amanda Black’s The Apartment and The Blank Canvas, along with two brand new stories. 

Lily has spent a lifetime putting everyone else’s needs before her own. Ethan is struggling to find a place in the home he left behind. When the two meet by chance in an empty apartment, everything changes. Drawn together by an inexplicable desire, Lily and Ethan discover a passion neither knew existed. And so, they make a pact: Nothing from their outside lives will enter the apartment—not even their names. But when the apartment’s walls inevitably come down, neither of them will ever be the same. Can their love survive the real world?

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

REVIEW: Knight (Impossible #4) by Julia Sykes

Knight (Impossible #4) by Julia Sykes-Erotic Romance/Mystery
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The first book in the series is free and the rest of books in the series are only $.99!
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Abducted. Drugged. Broken. I became a plaything, a possession. If I did ever have a name, I don't remember it now. Slaves don't have names.

My new Master stole me away from the man who tormented me. He saved me and took me for himself. I've found my salvation in his obsession, my freedom in his captivity.

Will his brand of rescue leave me more broken than ever?

Extended Description:
Lydia Chase has been abducted and broken. Her only escape from the pain is the sweet high of the heroin that her sadistic Master gives her as a reward in order to control her. She is found by FBI agent Smith James, and he is determined to save her. But the soul is much more difficult to heal than the body, and Lydia finds herself becoming completely dependent on the Dominant Smith, finding comfort in his control of her body and mind as their relationship becomes sexual. How can she ever become whole again if she can't learn to let him go and take control of her own life? Is this new form of captivity just what she needs to survive?

WARNING: Given the nature of this story, this book contains graphic violence and references to sexual assault, which some readers may find upsetting. It also contains BDSM.

NOTE: Knight is part of the Impossible series, but it can be read as a standalone story without spoiling the other books.

Impossible Series Reading Order:
Impossible: The Original Trilogy (Monster, Traitor, and Avenger)
Savior (An Impossible Novel)
Knight (An Impossible Novel)

Friday, September 5, 2014


TEMPTING MR. PERFECT by Rebecca Rose (September 2, 2014; Forever Yours E-Book)
Sometimes it feels good to be bad . . .
Dave Sanders is making up for a lifetime of sin. After leaving his reckless past behind, he now runs a respectable bar and grill. But keeping his wild side in check becomes nearly impossible when Kathy Mae Smith starts working for him. She's shy, modest, and sexy as hell. Slow, sweet seduction has never been his style, but then Dave has never wanted a woman like this before . . . Thanks to her ex-husband, Kathy doesn't know if she can ever trust another man. And she certainly isn't about to jeopardize her job by jumping into bed with her hot new boss. Yet Dave is kind, caring, and his sizzling persistence is about to burn through the last of her defenses-until her past catches up with her. If she surrenders the truth to Mr. Perfect, will she lose him . . . or get a second shot at love?


, he reminded himself. Take your time. When he slid his tongue into her mouth Kathy’s body tightened under the arm he had wrapped around her. She fisted her fingers in his hair and tried to take them both deeper, wilder, but he wouldn’t allow it. Keeping the kiss gentle he took his time tasting, all the while memorizing the smooth texture of her lips. “You’re so beautiful, Kathy,” he said, against her mouth.

“Come inside.”

He sat back to look at the woman he hoped would someday be his. He’d known from the instant they met in the Lion’s manager’s office when Sophie had worked there. Kathy was the kind of woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with. But he couldn’t tell her, not yet. Not when there were still things she needed to know about him and him about her.

He pulled into her apartment building parking lot then turned to her. “You and I…the first time we make love, it’s going to be special. Not just a grope fest.”

“There’s nothing wrong with those.” Kathy teased with a hand caressing up his thigh.

“Nope, there isn’t as long as you’re both getting something great out of it.” He took her hand in his and started to gently rub his thumb over the back of it. “I want to make you squirm and hear you scream out my name. I don’t want the chance to catch our breath—no downtime, only passion.” He began to put more pressure on the friction of her thumb pad. “When you come that first time, I want it in my mouth. My God, Kathy, I can’t even get close to telling you how much I need you because I’m so overwhelmed by you.”

“Oh, Jesus,” she whispered. “Tell me more. Tell me how.”

“I want to take you in every position possible with long slow strokes.” His eyes burned into hers, and when he moved his hand under her skirt he found her moist. Gently he glided his middle finger in small circles over the dampness when he heard her breath shutter then gasp as he applied pressure. “I’d love to taste you now.” He brought his hand to his mouth and sucked on the finger that he just teased her with.

“Dave?” Her body slithered lower in her seat, her eyes wide and filled with passion.


“I feel like I’m going to explode. Pleasssse,” she pleaded.

“Please what?”

“Come inside.”

 About the author:
Once Rebecca Rose picked up her first romance novel she knew her destiny was typed on those pages. She lives to find romance in ordinary life doing everyday things, by believing you just need to be conscious enough to look for it. While being slightly dyslexic has created some challenges for her, she feels compelled to write about the characters living in her head.

With multiple books out, she is a full-time writer with a nagging muse who even talks obsessively in the car. That is of course, when the voice can get a word in edgewise with her three children and husband of 17 years.

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THE DINING CLUB by Marina Anderson (September 2, 2014; Forever Trade Paperback)
You are invited to the Dining Club. If you pass the challenges we set, a world of pleasure awaits you.
He is everything she never wanted: brooding, secretive, rich - and far-removed from her care-free artistic lifestyle. Yet David has a power over Grace that she cannot resist, a power that comes from his darker, passionate side. And now he is ready to truly reveal himself. Inviting Grace to a weekend at the Dining Club, David offers her the opportunity to discover his deepest desires and to find pleasures far beyond her wildest imagination - but only if she is willing to play a series of sensual games. Grace faces a choice: give in to her doubts and retreat to her quiet life, or truly embrace happiness with David and win over her mesmerizing lover forever.

The subdued lighting and quiet murmur of intensely private conversations in the dining room were an arousing background to these small acts of sensuality, and Grace was thoroughly relaxed and enjoying herself when Laura, Amy’s twin, arrived at the table with some cards in her hands. “The dessert choice,” she explained, handing them to David.

Amy sat up very straight, her eyes on Grace. David glanced briefly at the cards, put three down on the table and passed the rest back to Laura, who then stood waiting for their order.

“Grace, these dessert choices are coded,” he said quietly.

“Each of them hints at the type of trial you want this evening. Here, look at them and you’ll see what I mean.”

Grace’s stomach tightened with fear. For a short time she’d forgotten what lay ahead, but now there was no way out. If she wanted to keep David, and after their conversation earlier she knew without a doubt that she did, then she had to go through with this. All around her other women were also looking at cards and making choices. One looked excited, but the others looked as nervous as Grace was feeling.

“Tantalizing Tiramisu, Obedient Orange Sorbet or Controlled Chocolate Delight,” she read aloud.

“I think you should leave the Controlled Chocolate Delight for another month,” said David quietly. “Choose from the first two.”

Grace began to tremble. “I don’t want either,” she whispered. “I don’t know what they mean. I don’t think I can do this.”

“Then you simply refuse the dessert, my darling, but of course you know what that will mean for us.”

“I’m scared; doesn’t that matter to you?”

“Don’t be scared. You don’t have to choose anything, you know that. If none of them appeal to you, then all you have to do is tell Laura. There’s no pressure on you, Gracie, it’s only that . . .”

Trembling, Grace looked at him, and saw the regret in his eyes. She wanted to go on, to take the final step into the unknown, but the descriptions on the cards didn’t give her enough of a clue for her to dare to choose anything with any confidence.

“The tiramisu should be nice,” murmured Amy, leaning close to Grace so that no one near could hear. “Choose that. You’ll be fine.”

As Grace hesitated, Amber came to their table. “Is there a problem?” she asked.

Looking up, Grace saw that Amber had guessed what was happening and was enjoying it. She also noticed that Amber had rested one hand possessively on David’s left shoulder. “No, I’m spoilt for choice, that’s all,” she said brightly. “I think I’ll go for the Tantalizing Tiramisu. It sounds fascinating.”

Laura wrote it down and went away and Amy smiled and touched Grace’s arm encouragingly while Amber merely nodded before walking off. All around them groups of three were getting up from their tables and making their way out of the dining room.

“Well done,” said David. With a sigh of relief he pushed back his chair. “We’re in the study for dessert tonight aren’t we, Amy?”

Amy nodded.

“Aren’t you coming too?” asked Grace.

“No, I’m hardly ever involved at a guest’s first trial. My skills are for the higher tables. Good luck though,” she added more quietly, “and try to enjoy it. It’s one of the best

choices you can get.” With that, Amy hurried off to join another group.

Grace felt bereft as she watched her go. Now she knew that whatever lay ahead she had to cope with it on her own, because she was certain that no one else was going to help her in any way at all.

Silently David guided Grace out of the dining room, down the hallway and along a short corridor. He then opened a concealed door and she stepped inside.

“Hello,” said Amber, getting up from a chair to greet her. “Do come in. Andrew and I are both so pleased you chose the tiramisu.”

Grace took a step backwards, feeling her heart racing and aware that the palms of her hands were damp with fear, but David was standing behind her, and before she could say anything he’d locked the study door and dropped the key into a jar on a high shelf.

“Welcome to your first trial, my darling,” he murmured. “I’m sure we’re all going to have a wonderful time.” 

About the author:
Marina Anderson is the pseudonym of a British author. Her novels have sold over half a million copies worldwide and she is a Sunday Times bestseller. 

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HIS EVERY FANTASY by Delilah Devlin (September 2, 2014; Forever Yours E-Book)
A Sultry Summer Nights Novel The last thing ex-SEAL Sergei Gun needs is a complication. As part of a powerful black-ops company, he's led an extraction team into the Mexican jungle to rescue two men who have been kidnapped. Everything has gone according to plan until Serge discovers a third hostage-an exquisitely beautiful woman with a secret haunting her stormy gray eyes. With no choice but to bring her back to the compound deep in the sultry, steamy Louisiana bayou, Serge vows to protect her, body and soul . . .Kara Nichols never imagined that she'd capture the interest of a powerful man like Serge. What began as a simple rescue mission ignites into a passionate affair. As Serge teaches her the tantalizing art of surrender, Kara finds herself more than willing to shed every last one of her inhibitions and submit to him fully. But the dark, dangerous forces that captured Kara aren't ready to let her go so easily . . .


She glanced down at her bikini, and then upward again, scanning his bare chest and hoping she wasn’t drooling, because she was so over wanting him. She took the glass and sipped from the straw. Orange and pineapple and a touch of vodka exploded on her tongue. “Thanks,” she said, unsure what more she could say without blurting out her anger over his abandonment.

So, maybe she wasn’t over him. The thought deflated her. Her gaze dropped to her drink.

Sergei lowered to sit in the sand beside her chaise. “You’re rested?”

“I am. The bed is very comfortable.” She couldn’t pull her gaze from him. His was directed at the sea, his strong profile achingly dear.

The moment stretched, and she grew restless. After she’d missed her chance back at the mansion to lay it all out there, to bare her soul, she’d lost her courage. But anger rose again, giving starch to her backbone. “Do you feel anything for me?” God, had she really asked that out loud? How pathetic must she sound?

Sergei’s face swung toward her.

Reading what was going on behind his brown eyes was impossible. But his mouth, dear Lord, his mouth—the firm line was softening, curving into his familiar crooked smile.

“Are you angry with me?”

She was glaring. So maybe that question was looking for the secrets locked deep inside her. “I am. After everything we shared, you put me in a guest room.”

“You needed rest.” His eyebrows rose. “You were swaying on your feet when we arrived.”

“I needed comfort. I was scared.” Her fingers tightened on the wooden arm of the chaise.

“But you were safe. You had nothing to fear.”

“I wasn’t afraid of being attacked again, you moron. I was afraid you didn’t love me.” She clamped her jaws closed and stared at him wide-eyed. Nothing like blurting out my feelings.

His mouth stretched and he began to laugh. Loudly. Holding his belly and bending.

Infuriating. With a determined move, she reached out and tipped her glass over his head.

Then he laughed harder. “Better run, sweetheart. You’ve earned a spanking.”

Her heart thrilled, and she pushed off the chaise, squealing as she ran for the water. She was thigh deep when a strong arm looped around her waist and pulled her hard against a solid wall of muscle.

“So I’m a moron?” he growled in her ear.

“I don’t know where that came from,” she gasped. But she was lying. She’d wanted to call him a bastard, a motherfucker, every foul name she could think of, she was so frustrated by the distance he’d placed between them.

In the next instant, she went still, remembering what he’d just said. “You’re going to spank me?”

“Later. Promise,” he whispered.

About the author:
Until just a few years ago, award-winning erotica and romance author Delilah Devlin lived in South Texas at the intersection of two dry creeks, surrounded by sexy cowboys in Wranglers. These days, she's missing the wide-open skies and starry nights but loving her dark forest in Central Arkansas, with its eccentric characters and isolation-the better to feed her hungry muse! For Delilah, the greatest sin is driving between the lines, because it's comfortable and safe. Her personal journey has taken her through one war and many countries, cultures, jobs, and relationships to bring her to the place where she is now-writing sexy adventures that hold more than a kernel of autobiography and often share a common thread of self-discovery and transformation. To learn more about Delilah and her stories, visit www.DelilahDevlin.com.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014


I'm so excited for SAVING POUGHKEEPSIE and can't wait to see what you think of this spicy teaser! Don't forget to add it to your TBR!

Beckett Taylor’s quest to be a better man has brought Eve Hartt back into his life, but sometimes it feels like they’re bound together with barbed wire. Though he longs to love her without causing pain, the wreckage of their past continues to crash down around them.

Yet with the help of this brothers—and for his brothers—Beckett won’t stop trying. He’s determined to make them all a family, to make a life they want to live, and to make Poughkeepsie a place that’s safe to live it.

He can feel their futures balanced precariously on his shoulders: Blake and Livia and their children, Cole and Kyle and the new baby they’ve just brought home, and Eve…always Eve. He wants their dreams to be real. But murderers don’t just get Happily Ever After handed to them. They have to wrench it away from Satan himself.

Good thing Beckett is prepared to do just that. After all, saving Poughkeepsie is the only way his story ends.

Prepare your heart and your head for a wild ride in this final installment of the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood series. Debra Anastasia does not disappoint as she weaves the last chapter of a story that blends true love, turbulent emotions, and life’s harsh realities into an uplifting tale that calls to the good in each of us.


“Are you ready for the tradition, my bride?”

“Sexmas? I can’t wait.” Livia wrapped her arms around Blake’s neck and kissed him deeply.

Every Christmas they had a date. They’d clear space on the living room floor and make love covered in the splashes of colored light from the tree.

Blake made room and sprinted upstairs to get their end of the monitor. Livia met him back under the tree with a bottle of chilled wine and one glass.

He set up the monitor before meeting her picnic-style on the floor.

“Only a few more years of this tradition before it gets too risky.”

“Don’t you mean risqué? Only one glass?” Blake took the bottle and opened it with a quiet pop.

“The rest are dirty.”

“I’m going to show you dirty in a minute.” Blake handed her a full glass before toasting her with the bottle.

Livia sighed, “The wooing has fallen so far, Mr. Hartt. It used to be all smile counts and poetry. Now we just call sex ‘the dirty.'"

“Not enough romance for you, Mrs. Hartt? I’d like you to know I took the trash out and walked the dog before bringing all my game to this carpet.” Blake took a long gulp from the bottle.

“You’re going to have a hangover tomorrow.” Livia let him have her glass, and he set it on the coffee table.

“I’m not worried about tomorrow. I’m worried about right now, with you, under this Christmas tree.” Blake supported her neck as he lay her on the floor.

Livia turned her head. “You better convince me. So far you’ve talked about the dog going to the bathroom, trash and dirtiness.”

Blake kissed her jaw and turned her head gently, kissing her mouth as she bit her lips together.

“Can’t I just convince you with my manly ways?” He wiggled his eyebrows.

He could, of course, do just that —but she shook her head. She loved the playful sparkle in his green eyes. His five o’clock shadow just made him more handsome, framing his kissable lips with scruff.

“Okay.” He put his fingers at the bottom of her shirt, lifting it gently so he could circle her belly button with his index finger. He put all of his considerable attention on her then, slightly fuzzy from his alcohol intake. “You’re the sexiest, most beautiful woman on this planet. So sexy, in fact that I had to have you. I had to make you bear my children because my universe and yours had to be combined. Everything I’ve ever been needed to be buried inside of you, so deep, so full of love that we created life. Twice.”

He lifted her shirt and kissed the tops of her breasts, whispering his devotion into her skin. “And it’s never enough. Unless I can hear you coming, I can’t think of anything else. All day, every day. For years now. You’re that powerful Livia. This. Us. It’s so intense that years haven’t cured me. I can’t stop wanting to make love to you.”

“Wow.” Livia smiled and pulled his face back to hers, kissing him, effectively stopping his beautiful words.

He unbuttoned her pants and slipped his hands inside. “I wasn’t done.”

“I hope not.” Livia unbuttoned his shirt, needing to touch the center of his chest, her talismen. Finally, she could feel the steady beat against her hand. As his hand found her, his heartbeat increased. She worked to keep her gaze on his determined face. It was amazing to watch him while he worked. This Blake, so sexual and dominant was only for her. She kissed him again, trying to put some skill into it, but his fingers were forcing her to lose her control. His heartbeat increased even more when she started to toss.

He pulled her pants roughly from her thighs, and she forgot to be quiet. He hooked her legs on his shoulders, changing his touch from the deep, intimate strokes to a kiss. He used one hand to brace her lower back and his other to combine touch with his oral skills.

She looked at him, tongue buried deep inside of her but his gaze was on her face. She came.

Check out the SWEETER teaser at The Autumn Review!

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Monday, August 18, 2014

REVIEW: Binding Agreement by Pam McKenna

Binding Agreement by Pam McKenna-Erotic Contemporary Romance
Kindle format given by BookTrope Publishing for review
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A chance encounter on a moonlit beach draws sensible, cautious Kay Denehy into a night of anonymous passion and surrender with a ruthlessly dominant stranger. As John Randall introduces her to the exotic thrills of bondage and discipline, she learns who she really is under the prim schoolteacher exterior-a sexual submissive who needs the strict and ardent guidance of a take-no-prisoners Dom.

John carries more than his share of emotional baggage, the result of a tragedy for which he feels responsible. Though he cares for Kay, he refuses to pursue a relationship, certain he could only bring her pain. He pushes her away even as his subconscious dream self turns her into a sex slave to be punished and enjoyed ménage-style by two other zealous and demanding Doms.

For the first time in her life, Kay knows what she needs, and who she needs, to be sexually and emotionally fulfilled. She knows, too, the path John must take to escape his dark places-if only he'll trust her to lead the way.

I'm not quite sure what I want to say. In all honesty, I was a bit confused in the beginning of the book. Their whole meeting just seemed a bit odd to me. I mean, I'm all for chance encounters and stranger lovin', but still... So, I suppose I'll get to what did work for me and go from there. 

John and Kay had a lot of potential. I liked their chemistry from the start and was really interested to see where the story would take them. John is a criminal defense attorney and he's haunted by some of the cases he's won. So, to help him with his "issues" he uses sex. Specifically BDSM. He has the need to dominate and control. Kay, on the other hand, is a special ed teacher and is not familiar with the lifestyle, but she's so drawn to John that she's not opposed to trying it out. She essentially becomes the perfect sub. 

The best part about the novella is the sex. Their first encounter was really nice, but the gold medal moment for me was when John took her to get fitted for her "contraptions". Erik, the artist, was fantastic and really added a nice element to the story. Adding Erik into the mix showed that John was getting more serious about Kay, despite his reluctance to get into a relationship. But yeah, the "fitting" was ridiculously hot! 

Overall, I did end up liking it despite a bit of an awkward start. In fact, I feel a bit sad that things seemed to end unfinished. I wanted to know more about how their relationship was going to develop. I think I thought this was going to read more like a serial, but it's really a short story. BUT, if you're looking for something short and definitely sexy, check it out. 

I've had a lifelong love affair with the written word, first as an avid reader and later as a novelist. After I became a best-selling romance author under a different name, I decided to indulge my passion for male/female erotic romance, which offers the irresistible combination of a satisfying love story and scorching eroticism. My erotic novellas, originally published by Ellora's Cave, are scheduled for republication by Booktrope in 2014. My books feature a liberal dose of BDSM and sometimes ménage a trois. Dominance and submission, pain and pleasure, fear and trust, all commingle in my novellas as my heroes and heroines gradually open their hearts to each other while testing the outermost boundaries of their sexual selves.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

REVIEW: The Marriage Diaries (The Marriage Diaries #1-4) by Erika Wilde

The Marriage Diaries (The Marriage Diaries #1-4) by Erika Wilde
Kindle format given by author for review
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Erika Wilde turns up the heat in THE MARRIAGE DIARIES, an erotic series about a married couple who take intimacy and passion to the extreme.

WARNING: Contains explicit sexual content and is recommended for mature readers who enjoy erotic situations, as well as graphic language and imagery.

THE MARRIAGE DIARIES Series Boxed Set Contains: The Awakening(Volume #1) The Seduction (Volume #2) The Taking (Volume #3) The Temptation (Volume #4)

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