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Review: Chamomile Nights

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Chamomile Nights by Zenobia Renquist
My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Erotic, steamy and unexpected, this is adelightful magical romance with a twist of the Twilight Zone. How have I not read books by Ms. Renquist before? This short story is just the right length and a delicious sweet romance. If this is the start of a series, I will devour every single one. There is hope as this book is denoted as part of Café Midnight series. I'm betting this collection will be like a decadent box of chocolates. Each one is a surprise - rich and tasty.

In this first one, Patrice is an overworked and stressed out wedding coordinator. Her boss and owner of the company is a creative artist. But it's really Patrice who works her magic to make a bride's wedding day a dream come true. The wedding business is a delicate balance of logistics and multiple contractors who sometimes drop the ball. It's up to Patrice to make it work or her company's reputation goes down. Sometimes the only way to dec…

Review: Queen Takes Rook

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Queen Takes Rook by Joely Sue Burkhart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When it comes to erotic vampires, I believe this series is now my all time favourite. Between Shara's lethal powers and her snark, I am in love with her. It isn't just her Blood who want her. Powerful women can not help but desire her too. She calls others to her because she is the one everyone has been praying for ... someone who can bring justice back into their world. And she will payback in ruthless retribution. Each book in this series just gets better and better. I am not sure how Ms. Burkhart writes these complex plots with creative world building and characters with so much depth ... so quickly. She writes these books, has it edited so quick and within a blink of the eye, it is published!

I believe Ms. Burkhart's super power is her written words. This story pulls me in immediately and I'm loving every word. I try to slow down and savour every deliciously steamy scene. I revel in Shara's power wh…

COMPELLED BY FATE by Christa Paige blog tour and giveaway

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COMPELLED BY FATE
Christa Paige

Series: Kan Asma Vampires Book 2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Hartwood Publishing
Publication Date: April 10, 2018
Thrown together in a race against time, he has to win her heart to save her life.
Vastian is the deadliest warrior prince in the history of the Kan Asma Vampire Council. He'd willingly give his life to follow his revered leader's orders to protect their people, no questions asked. Brutal wars have honed his skills as a ruthless killer while the beast that hides behind a human façade craves vengeance for the infiltration of his homeland. It is all a distraction from what he truly wants.
When the unthinkable happens, and tragedy follows, Vastian must reveal a secret that alters his life forever.
His blood-bound oath to the Council and their the long-held traditions forbid him to uphold the solemn vow he made to save the one female his heart desires but can never have. He can't risk falling in love with Thalia, but he will ke…

Review: Jagged

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Jagged by Lauren Dane
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

The second book in the Whiskey Sharp series is not to be missed. When it comes to Ms. Dane, I can rely on her to move and seduce me with her characters. The two characters in this story made me fall in love with her all over again. This story is best read after reading the first book. This can be read as a standalone but it is so much better after reading the first one.

Vicktor Orlov a sexy man who runs a bakery with his family. He originally had other dreams in his life, but a tragedy in the family pulled him into the family business. It's a good thing too, because he meets Rachel Dolan in a round about way through his mother and their shop. Rachel is puzzle for him in some ways because she is so strong and left a life he had wanted. Yet she is fragile in ways that only a damaged woman would show. The good thing about damaged people is, they know they can survive. And survive, Rachel does, despite her overbearing parents.

Vicktor&#…

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DUKE by Amelia Grey blog tour and giveaway

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IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DUKE
New York Times Bestselling Author
Amelia Grey

Series: The Rakes of St. James Book 3
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: May 29, 2018
He could be a rake if he means only to steal a kiss but steals your heart as well.
Nearing thirty, the Duke of Rathburne is finally ready to make amends for the wager that caused him and his best friends such scandal, but taking on a ward who needs a husband is a feat he’s not sure he can manage. The last he saw of Miss Marlena Fast, she was a spirited little ruffian, not the sort of bride most bachelors on the marriage mart sought. But one glance at the lovely lady she has become is enough to convince him otherwise…
Orphaned young and shuffled from family to family, Marlena counts on her fierce independence and quick wits to keep herself content. Being the responsibility of a notoriously wicked duke who upended so many lives is an unexpected challenge when she realizes he arouses her de…

Review: Lady

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Tabby becomes more than just a lady.  Read this book now! #bookreview #bdsm @candaceblevins Ladyby Candace Blevins My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Lady starts off right after Slave leaves off. Tabby is no longer the dark Queen's treasured little One. As Queen Mab's slave, Tabby's only decision is to obey her Mistress. Tabby loved the safety of being in Mab's arms and more importantly, her role in life. When it is discovered she should have never been a slave and Mab sends her back into her family's arms, it breaks Tabby's heart.

This is a difficult book for me. Some may think that maybe the amount of sex is too much in one reading. It isn't. I loved the sex. The kink in here is fantastic. My appetite for darkish kink increased and continues to increase with Ms. Blevins. My issue with the book isn't with the slave Blue either. Quite frankly, I loved how Blue is enslaved and all the hard lessons he learns. My issue is with forcing Tabby into a role she does not …

Review: Heat

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Heat by Donna Grant
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

This series is building up to the end games. Reading this series out of order will work for most readers as Ms. Grant gives enough recap of previous events to bring a reader up to date. It is recommended to read at least a few of the prior books to understand the minor characters and subplots. In this one, we focus on Nikolai. Nikoli's history is a sad one and it is what makes him such a good Dragon King. When he has to go against his adoptive father, Ulrik who later becomes one of his most trusted friend and confidante, it breaks him.
The problem with immortals or supernaturals who live a long life, is that things can change. Relationships have to change because it won't last forever. This makes Nikoli very hesitant to get involved with Ester even if she attracts him like no one has in centuries. Their love is slow to start and seems to be even slower to materialize. This works for me because this story finally brings together ma…

THE SIEGE: A NOVEL by Marilyn Baron blog tour and giveaway

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THE SIEGE: A NOVEL
Award Winning Author Marilyn Baron
Genre: Contemporary, Women's Fiction, Romantic Suspense, Mystery, Historical
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: January 8, 2018
A journey of self-discovery leads to love and passion in the search for a family’s hidden past...
Artist Theia Constas receives a tour of Italy from her grandmother as a college graduation present. Before she departs, her ya-ya’s deathbed revelation of a cache of WW II photographs and love letters extends Theia’s itinerary to Crete in search of her unknown grandfather, a promising artist who studied under Chagall but didn’t survive the war.
Wade Bingham, an actuary who always follows the rules and calculates the odds, finds himself alone on his honeymoon trip, wondering why his fiancée jilted him at the last minute.
In the wrong place at the wrong time when their hotel in Florence, Italy, is besieged by terrorists, the two strangers find themselves thrust together in Wade’s honeymoon suite.…

Dark Queen by Faith Hunter Blog Tour and Giveaway

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Dark Queen Reigns supreme #blogtour #giveaway @HunterFaith


I am so excited to welcome Faith Hunter on my blog!  If you have had a chance, check out my review.

About the Book
Jane Yellowrock used to hunt vampires, but now she must fight--and win--beside them.
As Enforcer to the vampire Master of the City of New Orleans, Jane Yellowrock stakes her reputation and her life on keeping her territory safe. But Leo has been issued a blood challenge by the emperor of the European vampires, who seeks to usurp all of his power and possessions. If Leo loses the match to the death, the city will be forfeit, and the people of New Orleans will suffer the consequences. Jane can't let that happen.

Preparing for the duel requires all of Jane's focus, but with so much supernatural power in play, nothing goes according to plan. She has to rely on herself and the very few people she knows she can trust to stand and fight. Only two things are guaranteed: nothing is sacred, and no one is safe.

ISBN…

Review: Dark Queen

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Dark Queen by Faith Hunter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Eagerly anticipated book in this series, I am blown away. B.L.O.W.N A.W.A.Y. For those who have not read the first eleven books in this series, it is a must read prior to this one. In Dark Queen, the intimidating European Vampires finally show up. The build up has been coming along with scary powerful Vampires ready to take Leo and his coven down. The preparation has made it stressful for Jane and her team who have to protect Leo.

I thought this installment would be all doom and gloom. It would be fight after fight to see the winner take all. To my surprise, Jane's quirky rebel attitude influences Leo and how he handles the Europeans. The flippant way Leo treats the Europeans had me in stitches. Make no mistakes, the actual showdown is not an easy win for team Leo. There are unpleasant outcomes and losses for both sides.

What also took me off guard is finding out about Jane's family. We learn more about her past and it brings…

Review: Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon

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Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon by Kerrelyn Sparks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Quirky, fun and yet somber at times, Ms. Sparks' latest series is one not to miss. I love this dragon theme and I particularly like these special children born on a specific night when both moons are present. This family made by choice rather than blood is endearing. With the latest sister, Gwennore up as the latest sister to find love, her trials are no less than her sisters.

Gwennore is a spunky elf who knows her value in spite of those deriding her appearance and specifically her identity as an elf. The last thing she is expects, is to be abducted by dragons and held captive by a mad queen. Gweenore is ideally suited for the situation she finds herself in. She is able to protect her young niece and possible solve a centuries old curse.

This story hits many of the emotions which pulls a reader into the story. We fear for Gwennore and her niece's life. Anger and frustration definitely appear as …

a Dark Mafia Romance by Natasha Knight release blitz

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Title: Sergio: A Dark Mafia Romance
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: April 23, 2018



Blurb

I’m the first-born son of the mafia king. The favorite. Destined to rule,
I’m a dangerous man, a ruthless one. But in my world, you have to be.
Then Natalie stumbles into my life. Wrong place. Wrong time.
Twice, fate put her in my path.
Twice, fate placed the innocent lamb at the mercy of the monster.
I gave her a chance to walk away. Told her it would be better for her if she did.
But she didn’t listen.
And now it’s too late.
Because I’m not good. I never wanted to be. And I won’t let her go
anymore. See, I’m not the hero. When I touch her, it’s with dirty hands.
I know my reckoning is coming though. I know I’ll burn for the things I’ve done, the sins I’ve committed. And I don’t deny hell is where I belong,
but I want my time first. I want my time with her.
She’s mine.
Forever.
No matter what.
Author’s Note: Sergio: a Dark Mafia Romance is an intensely emotional, steamy and dark standal…

Review: Sergio: a Dark Mafia Romance

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Sergio is a hearbreaker #darkromance #review @givemebooksblog and @NatashaKnight13
Sergio: a Dark Mafia Romance by Natasha Knight
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Not sure what to expect other than a dark kinky read, this book threw me for a loop. I'm not sure if I have completely reconciled what I read. This is part of a trilogy yet it can be read as a standalone. I have not read the first two books in this series and I think it is probably better that I did not. I wouldn't have been so painfully shocked.

This book is all about Sergio. As the eldest of three, he stands to inherit his father's thrown as Mafia king. He is ruthless and chased by personal demons. He is supposed to be some terrible monster yet I never found him to be that way. He comes across as a boy who tries so hard to meet the expectations of everyone else. He is the one who has all the burdens on his shoulders. What he wants to do is live a life free of attacks with a woman he loves. This incredibly ill-advised l…

HER TWO MEN IN LONDON by Dana Delamar and Kristine Cayne Blog Tour and Giveaway

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HER TWO MEN IN LONDON
Dana Delamar and Kristine Cayne
Series: Total Indulgence Book 1
Genre: Erotic Romance, Menage Romance (MMF)
Publisher: Three Orcas Press LLC
Publication Date: May 15, 2018
When three isn’t a crowd…

I’m an uptight and responsible single mom who’s almost forgotten the last time I had sex. He’s famous for sticking his dick where it doesn’t belong. Not to mention that he’s eight years younger. And he’s got a boyfriend.
It was only supposed to be a vacation fling during a writers’ retreat to England and Scotland. So why does being with him—with them—feel so right?
PAIGE
My work and my daughter are my life. I agreed to a vacation fling with one man—and now there are two! Things are getting far too complicated…
RILEY
I lost hard at the game of love, and now I don’t even want to play. I just want to have fun, but there’s something about him—and her—that’s calling to me...
CARTER
My relationship with my ex-wife gave me PTSD. I’ve found the man I want—but he wants us to have…

Bound to Submit

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BOUND TO SUBMIT
BJ Wane

Series: Miami Masters Book 4
Genre: Erotic Romance, Suspense
Publisher: Blushing Books
Publication Date: April 13, 2018
He was determined to protect her, but will holding back the secrets of their pasts jeopardize their future and her safety?
Hope Wallace left Atlanta after being betrayed by her family and friends in the worst way. Now, running a homeless shelter in downtown Miami, she was finally doing what she wanted with her life and working at putting the past behind her. The only thing marring her happiness was the constant desire to explore the BDSM lifestyle her new friends enjoyed so much. She had tried that once, and it led to disaster and losing everything, but the urges kept pulling at her until she finally succumbed and braved going to a club.
Miles Cavenaugh fell for Hope the minute he saw her bruised face and determination to protect a friend and resident at her shelter. His violent childhood kept him from forming relationships, his fear of losing …