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Review: The Veil

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The Veil by Chloe Neill

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

A new exciting series of magic, rebellion and Southern stubbornness from talented Ms. Neill.  For those who loved Kim Harrison's The Hollows and Alexis Morgan's Paladins of Darkness, this new series is for you.  The Veil reminds me a little of both.  Claire Connolly is woman with a secret.  She's one of the few that are sensitive to magic and this means she will ultimately crave more magic and turn into a monster seeking to devour humans.  Claire's method to prevent this from happening is denial.  This doesn't work well for her and when she's unwillingly pulled into a war the general public is unaware of, live becomes intense.  What is alarming to Claire is not only the misinformation pushed upon the public, but the secrets her father kept from her.

The world building in this story is well done.  I'm fascinated by the "others".  This good versus evil…

Review: Spider's Trap

Just when I thought my addiction to this spider is done, I'm hooked again @Jennifer_Estep #bookreview
Spider's Trap by Jennifer Estep

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Just when it seems as if this series jumped the shark, Ms. Estep hits readers with a new arc in this series which pulls me right back in. Gin is stuck as the queen of Ashland's underworld.  She grudgingly holds this title because she's taken out all the heavy hitters.  Unfortunately, Gin is no queen.  She doesn't know how to run a criminal empire because at heart, she's a troubleshooter.  She is the one who gets the job done.  Trying to strategize and navigate the political waters is beyond her skill set.  Unless, someone steps in to mentor her.

In Spider's Trap, Gin's past comes to haunt her again.  It seems the life of an assassin is filled with those who want to kill you.  Gin's latest blast from the past is one she forgot and it is biting her big time.  I really enjoy how Ms. Estep keeps fl…

Review: Baby's Got Bite


Review: Servicing the Target

Must buy-Highly recommended for femdom lovers and as a BDSM Gateway book @CheriseSinclair #bookreview
Servicing the Target by Cherise Sinclair

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Finally the long awaited femdom book comes from Ms. Sinclair and it's a doozy.  A fan of Ms. Sinclair, her gateway to BDSM books consistently tickle my fancy.  Her dominants are dreamy.  In this one, Mistress Anne takes the lead and she's a strict domme.  Used to submissive boy toys who follow formal protocol, she tries something different when former army ranger Ben asks to submit.

This book pulls me completely in and moves me.  I physically hurt for Anne.  Anne is a complex woman who needs to control her entire environment.  When her past as a military brat is revealed, it explains so much about her kink as well as her need to have everything orderly.  The blatant disrespect she receives from her uncles, cousin and father are astounding.  I'm angry for her and impressed how she keeps the peace.  Her self-con…

Review: The Terrans

Must read for readers who enjoy intrigue, political conflict and a touch of romance @JeanJAuthor #bookreview
The Terrans by Jean Johnson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a must buy book.  Ms. Johnson kicks off a fabulous new series with nonstop action.  This page turner features a new strong female lead, Jacaranda MacKenzie.  Jackie serves the United Planets with distinction.  She is a talented woman with many skills.  She is a translator, former military and council member.  This doesn't even touch her psychic abilities and the patience of a saint.  When she is called back to duty on a hush-hush mission to meet new aliens and find allies to help protect Terran in a future war, all hell breaks loose.

The world building in this story is fantastic.  For those who did not read the series, Theirs Not to Reason Why, after reading this story, you will want to read it.  The complexity to this world with the politics, government, technology and aliens is robust and keeps a reader's att…

Review: The Stablegirl

a lovely pony tale with her words which is an epicurean feast for logophiles @KA_Merikan #bookreview 
The Stablegirl by Miss Merikan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Steampunk, pony play and betrayal - The Stablegirl contains elements I love.  Little Orphan Annie with her lovely blond locks is sold into slavery by someone she thought she loved.  Working in London for an Aristocrat as a scullery maid is a boring and tedious job.  What is worse, is the horrible bullying she experiences from the other servants.  One day this all changes when she's upgraded from scullery maid to stablegirl.  Except she isn't taking care of a horse, she's responsible for the human stallion, Coal.

The characters are wonderful.  Annie is a na├»ve girl who makes wishes she doesn't believe will ever come true.  She is gentle, too trusting and completely inadequate to navigate this hostile world as a human.  This one theme seems to be central to Miss Merikan's Bylondon Copper Horse world.  Humans who …

Review: Final Protocol

@shilohwalker #bookreview darkly erotic and delightfully depraved.
Final Protocol by J.C. Daniels

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

New erotically dark series from talents Ms. Daniels starts off with an arousing bang.  Silence is an assassin with a kill switch.  She is at the mercy of her master who uses her to kill of targets as well as satiate his dark sexual desires.  Gold, the only name her master goes by enjoys breaking every bone in her body and sexually violating every hole.  He's twisted Silence so much that she even begs for the pain as her body sings in pleasure at his sadistic hands. 

When it comes to creating evil villains, Ms. Daniels does a stunning job with Gold.  There is nothing redeeming about this man and this is unusual for her.  Her evil villains usually have some kind of motive which brings their evil intent into question.  Not so for Gold, so far in this sci-fi tale.  This first book in the series spends time with world building and providing the backstory of how S…

Review: Mindhealer

Mindhealer by Lilith Saintcrow

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Witches aka lightbringers who avoid and don't want their own personal watcher just flummoxes me.  Caro Robbins is a strong Mindhealer, probably stronger than any other.  She carries more baggage than any of the other lightbringers to date.  She purposely places herself in danger because she doesn't want another Watcher to die for her.  The stupidity in her reasoning is beyond me. 

Ms. Saintcrow writes females with no middle ground.  Either they are kick ass and can take care of themselves and everyone else, or they are completely bumbling idiots.  Guess which one Caro resembles?  Bingo - idiot and not an idiot savant.  Caro stubbornly believes she can go out and about, avoid the dark Seekers and basically everything evil that wants to devour her.  Not sure how her logic works, but apparently, she thinks she won't attract them despite all evidence.  The poor schlep who is Caro's "one" is Merrick.  The only w…

Review: Wicked Embers

Not to be missedfiery hot read @kezarthur #bookreview

Wicked Embers by Keri Arthur

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another fabulous series from the talented Ms. Arthur.  Full disclosure, I did not read the first book in this series.  I recommend reading this series in order.  Still, I loved this book.  Emberly is a fascinating woman who reminds me of Riley from RILEY JENSON GUARDIAN series.  The bit of difference is Emberly fully accepts her poly-amorous side.  Emberly the fire elemental phoenix is smart, sexy and stubborn.  This is attractive in a heroine. 

The world building in this story is similar to other Ms. Arthur books so it is very easy to slip right into it.  The different secret organizations to police the supernatural seems to be reoccurring theme.  It's a popular one because it works and in this story, it works well.  The mystery part of this story is exciting and enjoyable.  Trying to figure out what is happening based on the clues keeps a reader turning page after page.  Th…

Review: Chains

@TymberDalton #bookreview two white knights saving a damsel in distress Chains by Tymber Dalton

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Running away is only a short term solution. Rebecca is living the life of a kinky gypsy as she travels the nation in her RV. She's selling her jewelry and enjoys a life without a postal code. She is her own boss and nothing could be better, except for her non-existent sex life. Rebecca is afraid of her ex-husband. Living a life where she's always on the move so that he can't find her is status quo. She sees nothing wrong with it. When a life-changing event occurs, she's forced to re-examine her lifestyle and make a difficult decision.

This story is a hard one for me. I liked the characters Rebecca, Toby and Logan. Toby and Logan are good guys. They do remind me too much of Sean and Max from The Crafty Bastards. Whilst Toby and Logan are sweethearts, I just didn't connect with them. Compared with Sean and Max, they are a bit too tame and mild. I a…

Review: Tempest

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Tempest by Lisa Henry

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

All's well that ends well - or not.  In this final book to the trilogy, Henry and Mac are on the run from both the law and criminals.  The ridiculous situations Henry and Mac find themselves in is unbelievable.  It makes one wonder if Ms. Henry and Ms. Rock purposely try to kill off their characters.  Or perhaps they think men are inherently this stupid.  Or maybe, they are trying to be funny with a tongue in cheek humour.  Whatever it is, my eyes are not believing the words leaping off the pages. The hero of this story is neither Henry nor Mac.  It's Henry's sister who does a little bit of her own twin swapping. 

This is yet another fast paced story where there are betrayals, conspiracies and the truth is finally revealed.  It all comes together when Henry tells Mac how his sister really was damaged and why he is guilty.  The actions of one evil pedophile is what starts this terrible chain of even…

Review: The Science of Submission

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The Science of Submission by Victoria Winters

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Steampunk, spanking and kidnapping are all kinky fun elements to this story.  Ms. Winters is a new to me author who writes a good ageplay story.  Lady Marjorie Hamilton is forced by circumstances to find a man to marry, preferably, a man who will be wrapped around her little finger.  This man is Archibald Westerly.  He's a genius with electronics and with a high future earning potential.  She's close to sealing the deal with a ring on her finger.  The only issue is Archibald's sponsor, Lord Stefan Cavendish.  Lord Cavendish sees through Marjorie immediately and wants to protect his investment.  Fortunately for him, his wealth will help pave the way.

The steampunk part to this story is unfortunately slim.  There is barely enough in here to qualify for a steampunk story.  This is fine because the main focus is the ageplay and it is delicious.  The non-co…

Review: Red Queen

Red Queen by Aurelia T. Evans

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Hawt forced submission. BDSM. Werewolf, vampire, rough sex, bondage, what's not to like? This is a straightforward book filled with delicious erotic chemistry between three strong and deadly predators.

Eden Farrow is the Red Queen. Known as the Queen of Hearts who makes her top males fall in love with her, she is still a woman in a man's world. This Queen of Hearts will easily do more than shout, "off with their heads". She'll do the dirty deed herself. Even when Eden is in a position of submission, she can still forcefully take control.

Ms. Evans is a new to me author and she's one I'm going to keep my eye one. The graphic nature of this story gives me an adrenaline rush. The raw animalistic force when Antony and Luca take her on is riveting. Whilst this story warns readers of horror and gore, it's not really that bad. For those who loved Kill Bill, this story is for you. For those who enjoy bloodplay…

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