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SURVIVE TO DAWN by P.J. Schnyder! Guest Post & Giveaway

SURVIVE TO DAWN by P.J. Schnyder! Guest Post & Giveaway

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BOUND by Lorelei James

BOUND by Lorelei James

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BOUND by Lorelei JamesBound by Lorelei James
Published by Penguin on 2014-02-04
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic
Pages: 400
Reviewed by Miranda

FIRST IN A NEW SERIES In the new Mastered series by New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James, a woman’s desire to shatter her inhibitions leaves her unprepared for where that erotic journey will take her.... Former small-town girl Amery Hardwick is living her dream as a graphic designer in Denver, Colorado. She’s focused on building her business, which leaves little time for dating—not that she needs a romantic entanglement to fulfill her. When her friend signs up for a self-defense class as part of her recovery after an attack, Amery joins her for support. That’s where she meets him. Ronin Black, owner of the dojo, is so drawn to Amery that he takes over her training—in public and in private. The enigmatic Ronin pushes Amery’s boundaries from the start, and with each new tryst, Amery becomes addicted to the pleasure and to him. But when Amery senses Ronin is hiding something, she questions her total trust in him, despite the undeniable thrill of his possession....

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Graphic designer Amery Hardwick came from a small town to the big city of Denver to open her own business.   When one of her employees is attacked, Amery offers to go with her to a self-defense class to make her more comfortable.  However, Amery ends up with way more than she bargained for at the class.  This could be the thing that changes her life forever if she is willing to trust the most gorgeous, infuriating man she has ever met.

 

Ronin Black is a world class fighter and he owns the dojo where Amery and her friend are taking self-defense.  As soon as he sees Amery he must have her in every way possible.  He quickly ropes Amery into his life giving her the most pleasure she has ever experienced while pushing her boundaries.  He asks her to open herself to him completely but has problems doing the same for her. Will he be able to bind Amery to him forever or will he lose her forever?

 

Thank God for Lorelei James! Finally in Bound we have an erotic story with class! I was hesitant to request this title because I have been so tired of the erotic stories that have basically mirrored each other for the past year.  Thankfully, Ms. James gives her readers an erotic story with a sense of realness.  While Amery and Ronin blister with sexual chemistry from the beginning their romance moves at the perfect pace.  James builds her characters personalities with great finesse making it impossible not to fall in love with them.  Along with the characters the imagery is amazing.  It was so easy to see the places and people in Bound.

 

Bound takes the reader on an emotional rollercoaster! I just love it when I feel the emotions that the characters are going through.  It makes it so much more special.  The only thing I could possibly complain about is the fact that Ms. James left me hanging. I was so disturbed when Bound finished! I mean talk about catching me off guard! I was like “What?!?!?!” it can’t be over! I need more and I need it now! I have to know what happens next for Amery and Ronin! Bound is by far the best erotic romance of 2014! I will be waiting impatiently for the next book in the Mastered series!

RULE BREAKER by Lora Leigh

RULE BREAKER by Lora Leigh

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RULE BREAKER by Lora LeighRule Breaker by Lora Leigh
Published by Penguin on 2014-02-04
Genres: Fiction, General, Romance
Pages: 448
Reviewed by Jo

There’s a fine line between animal instinct and human desire—and in her “highly erotic saga” (Fresh Fiction), #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh crosses it. Now, in her new novel of the Breeds, the mating heat continues... Lion Breed and enforcer Rule Breaker has just a few rules he doesn’t break. Not for anything. Not for anyone—like never have sex with a woman outside his own breed, especially a human woman. Especially someone too helpless, too fun loving and too full of life to ever be able to protect herself, let alone help him to protect her. If the damned animal inside him insists on a mate, then why pick her? A woman who is an easy target and who can be used as a weapon against him at any time. But what he suspects is mating heat may not be that at all. Just his animal instincts rioting, pacing, irritated whenever he's away from her. Okay, he can handle that. What ensues is a fiery affair that breaks all the rules of mating heat and will eventually endanger his mate with the very rules designed to protect the Breeds—for she’s possibly been working against them...

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Enforcer Rule Breaker is a lion breed with very strict rules for himself and one of his most important ones is to never, but never let himself mate.  Seeing the horrors that happened to his family in the labs is something that Rule will never forget and the reason he will never allow any woman to become that tied to him.  But there is one woman who Rule has been waiting for, just waiting until she was no longer a teen.  Now the time has come for Rule to act on the fierce attraction he feels for her and he knows for a fact she isn’t his mate because he has none of the known mating aspects.  Game on.

 

Gypsy Rum McQuade lost her childhood as a young teen when she watched her brother be killed while trying to save her from Council coyotes who were using her against him and ended up losing even more than that.  That night changed Gypsy’s life forever, now she has two lives – one in the dark shadows and one is the bright light of society.  Gypsy is determined to do everything she can to prove herself, for what and to whom only she will never admit even to herself.  Life has been hard enough lately but now she seems to have one hard and hot lion on her tail and he wants to play.

 

Rule’s instincts has had him spending the past several years protecting Gypsy as well he could, but somehow she still became the focal point in the semi-secret mission the Breeds are doing in the Navajo Nation in New Mexico. Rule knows that Jonas will do anything to protect and save his baby daughter’s life, even if it means using a woman he swore to protect years ago.  Gypsy can tell that something is afloat with the Breeds and even her friendship with many of them might not be enough to help her if the truth about what and whom she knows ever comes out.  Rule would lay down is life to find the answers to save Jonas’ daughter but not at Gypsy’s expense.  The lust that both Rule and Gypsy have been ignoring for years won’t be ignored any longer but just when ecstasy should have ruled the night, Rule discovers that maybe he didn’t know himself as much as he thought.  Even worse, his actions may have caused an insurmountable divide between him and Gypsy.  The answers that Jonas, Rule and the other Breeds have been hunting for in New Mexico are about to come out and they will bring about even more hurt and heart break before it’s all over. Relief, joy and happiness will greet some, while sorrow, betrayal and disbelief will await others – which side of the coin will Rule and Gypsy end up on or will they even be on the same side with it’s all over?

 

It’s a battle of the wits when an enforcer finally meets a will he can’t ignore any longer when passion bursts to life.  Rule Breaker shows Rule and Gypsy that sometimes you just can’t let past horrors determine the future.  My heart broke for Gypsy when I read about what changed her life when she was so young and what her life had become.  I have wondered for a while if Rule would ever meet a woman that would allow him to feel the intense love needed to mate and soothe his soul.  Once I saw them together, I knew that when Gypsy and Rule finally allowed themselves to accept what was between them it would be intense and would engulf them and I wasn’t wrong.  I have followed the mini arc that has been in the last several Breed books involving the Navajo Nation and the hunt to save Amber’s life.  So many answers were found in this book and yet I saw a few more threads that seemed to unravel just as others were knotted tightly.  The paths that Gypsy and Rule walked that lead them not only together but allowed them to still fight the good fight had me reading late into the night and yawning all the next day at work.  Rule Breaker is intense and playful, suspense and passion filled all while proving to two very stubborn people that some things just can’t be denied.

 

Ms. Leigh is pretty much an auto buy for me, but even saying that Rule and Gypsy’s story is the ultimate in moving along a story line while being hot enough to steam while you read it. Yes, you guessed it – I just knew that Rule Breaker would be a must read from me and also a Joyfully Recommended book.  I just know that it will be a story you won’t forget anytime soon.

BARED by Stacey Kennedy

BARED by Stacey Kennedy

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BARED by Stacey KennedyBared by Stacey Kennedy
Published by Random House LLC on 2014-02-10
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica
Pages: 256
Reviewed by Jo

USA TODAY BESTSELLERIn a novel that’s perfect for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey, Stacey Kennedy returns to Club Sin with another wicked and wild tale of submission, seduction, and love.   At Las Vegas’s exclusive Club Sin, Aidan Knight is the Master, unleashing the erotic yearnings of his submissive lovers. But his dominant façade conceals a devastating loss—something he instantly recognizes in his personally trained submissive Cora Adams. Sworn to unearth her secrets, Aidan uses his seductive skills to ignite her wildest desires until Cora yields to the pleasure she can find only with him.   Cora came to the BDSM club to act out her sub-and-dom fantasies without ever revealing the heartbreak that haunts her. But Aidan’s masterful touch is bringing her closer to the edge . . . and deeper into a world of control and surrender. He refuses to allow her to submit to any other man—nor does she want to. It’s a dangerous game they’re playing. For as they give in to passion, they must lay bare their souls for a love that could heal—and free—them both.   Bared is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

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Cora Adams is a social worker by day and works hard to make the best decision for her clients or to help them make those decisions.  But when Friday night arrives, she is more than ready to let her submissive side free and allow someone else make the decisions for her.  After all, Cora gets the benefits from her submission and the man, the master, who makes them for her.  In her heart Cora would love more than the brief few nights a week with Aidan but she knows that may never happen and accepts what she can have.

 

Aidan Knight defines dominate both as a lawyer in his daily job and as a Master in Club Sin.  Aidan’s need to dominant is both a well loved strength and a barbed past that affects him to this day.  Aidan knows that he could have his pick of any free submissive in the club, but for the last few years he has stayed with Cora.  Their scenes together gives them both wings, yet one night Aidan sees something he has never seen in Cora, extreme sadness and to top it off she hid the reason from him.

 

Cora knows that she can never tell Aidan what he saw in her face that night, but he is determined to find the answers.  The more that Aidan pushes Cora for the answers the farther apart they seem to drift.  Masters and submissives have to depend on a deep and encompassing trust in their relationships, as that trust dissolves between Cora and Aidan, they soon discover just what they have had for so long now that it seems to be gone.  It’s going to take some hard truths and answers from both Cora and Aidan if they have any chance to regain their partnership or any chance to go forward with any type of relationship.  Aidan finally gets his truthful answers but can he accept them and is it too late for Aidan and Cora to capture the love that has always been between them.

 

A relationship built on trust becomes one of hot passion, deep and abiding love along with an unshakable trust when Master and Sub learn the ultimate kind of relationship.  Bared takes Cora and Aidan from a hidden love to one that grabbed them by the throats and forced them to see what was really between them.  I have to say that Cora and Aidan could turn the pages into flames when their story started but by the time it was over, I’m surprised I could still hold my reader their story was so hot.  The emotions that were forced into the open as Cora and Aidan were forced down a path full of deep potholes after that fateful night.  There were several times I was sure that Aidan would never accept truth that he had buried so deeply.  There were also times when I wondered if Cora could accept going to the club and not having Aidan as her Master.  By the time I turned the last page, I felt like I had been run over by the emotional train and yet I would never have missed seeing Cora and Aidan struggle and gain the future they did.  Bared is erotic, hot and emotion filled, it is also so a must read in my opinion.  Not only is it a must read, but a keeper that I have to Joyfully Recommend as one story that will live forever on your reader.  In fact, I recommend both books so far in the Club Sin series.  I am already waiting, very impatiently I might add, for the next adventure in Club Sin.

LIVIN ON THE EDGE by Dee Dee Brock

LIVIN ON THE EDGE by Dee Dee Brock

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LIVIN ON THE EDGE by Dee Dee BrockPublished by Silver Genres: Contemporary, Gay
Reviewed by Lisa

After seven grueling years Edge is at the top of the alternative rock scene.  Lead singer Wes Townsend, his guitarist younger brother Scottie, bassist Roman Sinclair, and drummer Dexter Findley paid their dues with hard work and dedication.  These days their bank accounts are flush and their popularity has skyrocketed.

 

To unwind once their set is done it’s typical for the guys to pick one or more of the girls who flock around.  Wes can keep up the pretense for only so long before he yearns for the touch of another male rather than one of the many female fans.  He’s careful to hookup at some place that no one would expect him to be and he never, ever sexually interacts with a fan.

 

Booked for several shows in Ohio, Wes notices a gorgeous guy at the ‘meet and greets’ they throw.  Too afraid of his reactions giving him away Wes at first rebuffs the fan and instantly regrets it.  Later he’s given another chance and knows that he’s in trouble because Micah is definitely someone to fall for.  Wes is so fearful of what everyone, especially Scottie, would think if they knew he was gay that he nearly destroys any chance of a future with Micah.  When all is said and done what matters most to Wes, love or career? Or, could he, in his wildest dreams have both?

 

Gritty drama and raw sexuality make Livin’ On the Edge an exciting look into the music scene and the men who live it.  Told in first person point of view Wes chronicles Edge’s rise to the top and the lives of the band members.  From an outsider’s perspective they have it all – success, girls, whatever they want, yet the undercurrents are what enrich their story.  Wes hides his true desires with an excess of females.  His complicated rocky relationship with Micah shines.  Livin’ On the Edge is an addictive treat.  One of those hard to put down kind of stories.  I Joyfully recommend Livin’ On the Edge.  Fan impatiently waiting for the next book…

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RARELY PURE AND NEVER SIMPLE by Angel Martinez

RARELY PURE AND NEVER SIMPLE by Angel Martinez

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VICIOUS MOON by Lee Roland

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UP TO ME by M. Leighton

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TRUE SPIES by Shana Galen

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TIGER MAGIC by Jennifer Ashley

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