ENCORE by Tantra Bensko Blog Tour

A Contemporary Love Story of Hypnotic Abduction
Tantra Bensko

Series: The Agents of the Nevermind Book 3
Genre: Psychological Suspense, Romantic Suspense, Gothic Novel
Publisher: Insubordinate Books
Publication Date: October 1, 2018
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Hypnotized to believe she's his wife.
A troupe in England performs the history of a gem which features in legends of Shambhalla and Atlantis. The troupe's hypnotist, Dune, has made them famous, especially his wife Susan, who is the star.
After the star's disappearance before the show, her standby, Miriam, takes Susan's place. Dune always hypnotizes the standbys to believe they are the actors they replace: the post-hypnotic suggestion ends when the final curtain lands, and they remember their identity. Before the curtain lands, Dune whisks Miriam to a castle.
Meanwhile, Miriam's friend, Colin, who just kissed her for the first time, seeks against all odds to rescue her, though she's told he's a crazed crimina…

Review: Empty-Handed Heart

Empty-Handed Heart by Tymber Dalton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Is this Cardinal Rule all over again? One of the first books I read by Ms. Dalton broke my heart. One of the first books in the series, a love story all twisted and angst-filled just about killed me. When a beloved Dom leaves a submissive with little notice, it is painful. Fortunately, in this story, there is no abrupt departure in the middle of the night.

Aden is a man who loved his Dom, Niall, with all his heart. It wasn't enough to keep Niall with him when Niall is offered a job in California, just as Aden starts to build a stable life for them. It is sad to see how jobs can tear lovers apart as there is no way for Aden to uproot himself after wanting to put down roots for years. This is a very important piece for Aden because as an orphan, he had no family or place to call home. Loving Niall and gaining a father from Niall's family is more than Aden could have hoped for, so when the break has to occur, it's li…

Building Forever by Kelly Jensen Blog Tour

Building Forever is the first in a series of standalone novels focused on older characters who think love has passed them by. I loved writing these second chance romances, and I hope you enjoy reading about the books—especially this one because Charlie and Simon will forever be the characters who started me on this journey. About Building Forever

A new town, a new neighbor, and a new chance to build a forever.

Charlie King is doing fine. Sure, he’s a widower raising a teenage daughter who just got her first boyfriend, his book series isn’t writing itself, and he has a crush on his new neighbor — the guy next door. But everything’s just fine.

Simon Lynley is doing better. He moved to Bethlehem to fall out of love and rebuild his career. An affair with his neighbor isn’t part of the plan, but the attraction between them is too hard to ignore.

But when Simon’s ex follows him to Pennsylvania seeking reconciliation, and Charlie’s life starts to feel like a video on repeat, everything comes ap…

Review: Signed Over

Signed Over by Lynda Aicher
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A Sexy and erotic interlude, Ms. Aicher provides a teaser novella to tide a reader over until her next book in this series. For new readers to this series, this book can be read as a standalone. This kinky series is all about high powered c-suite men and women enjoying each other through swinging shenanigans in office spaces.

Quite honestly, this series kind of reminds me of either Starz or HBO "Confessions of a Sex Addict" type series. I can easily see this series as an HBO series. In this delightful tidbit for a bit of afternoon delight, Bailey Brown and Jacob Anders finally take that next step to commit. Their sexual tension is hot and palpable. Each time they have matched up as sexual partners, it's only increased their desire for each other. For a casual closed poly group, this could be a problem. The two of them work it out over a desk, perhaps a chair and against a wall. There is virtually no plot, just deliciou…

Review: Saving Sarah

Saving Sarah by Melissa Storm
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

New to me author Ms. Storm pens a story of struggle and guilt. A woman's fiction, this story starts out slow with Sarah Campbell working in a nursing home which is more like a hospice. Sarah is struggling with her life because she made a mistake in her teens that makes her feel guilty, as if she does not have the right to enjoy life or live. Therapy withstanding, she still is quite frankly, messed up in the head.

This story was hard for me to get through because I thought it was going to be a mystery. Whilst there is a bit of mystery, this is more women's fiction with a woman's self discovery to self forgiveness. Sarah is not particularly likeable or unlikeable. She's bland like a wallflower one would never notice. The only thing one would notice about Sarah is her dog. She does have an adorable dog. I couldn't connect to Sarah's character because she has little drive and her decisions are many times illogi…

Review: Cross Breed

Cross Breed by Lora Leigh
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

FINALLY Cassandra's love story is here. I have been waiting so long I gave up hope. When my grubby little hands grasped a hold of this book, I had such high expectations. I confess; I am vexed. I feel like Ms. Leigh is edging me the entire time this story and then when the big climax is about to happen, she ruined it. I'm left unsatisfied and wondering what just happened.

The story starts out so well with flashes to the past. Cassie's mysterious lover and mate sneaks in and out of her life. When the reveal occurs, I am not sure how I feel. I did not guess who her mate would be. The sexual tension between the two is similar to the majority of the book in this series. The mating sex is as hawt as usual. Nothing unpredictable. What was surprising is how Cassie's world is turned upside down and other breeds turned against her. I never understood how the breeds could be so against the coyotes. It is sad to see that the bre…

Review: Steady Rain

Steady Rain by Tymber Dalton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Rope bunnies unite! For those who enjoy knotty times with two sexy men, this is the book for you. Tristan and Kyle have been friends for a long time and now roommates. After watching one another experience one failed relationship after another, they finally take a good look at each other and realize they should be together. Just as they are starting on this lovely mm relationship, a sexy female whirls into their world. Jessica is sans home and lover but comes with an abandoned dog. Jessica can sympathize with her new found pet. They are both in similar situations - homeless and unwanted.

These three start off with a tentative relationship. It is professional with Jessica taking erotic photographs of Tristan and Kyle's rope bondage. This brings them tighter together and they explore their possible personal side -- a tasty threesome. Of course, it is not a Tymber Dalton book if there isn't a dastardly villain in the background…