Review of Delicate Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan

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Fated Desires Publishing, LLC, October 14 2014, 257 pages, ebook

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

A sexy, bearded tattoo artist meets his match and the sparks fly!

On the wrong side of thirty, Austin Montgomery is ready to settle down. Unfortunately, his inked sleeves and scruffy beard isn’t the suave business appearance some women crave. Only finding a woman who can deal with his job, as a tattoo artist and owner of Montgomery Ink, his seven meddling siblings, and his own gruff attitude won’t be easy. Finding a man is the last thing on Sierra Elder’s mind. A recent transplant to Denver, her focus is on opening her own boutique. Wanting to cover up scars that run deeper than her flesh, she finds in Austin a man that truly gets to her–in more ways than one. Although wary, they embark on a slow, tempestuous burn of a relationship. When blasts from both their pasts intrude on their present, however, it will take more than a promise of what could be to keep them together.

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My Review:

One of the things I absolutely love about the Montgomery Ink series, is that there is always more than one thing going on.

In this one, Austin and Sierra have many hurtles to overcome to continue there relationship, once it gets started that is. There are many everyday life experiences that are explored and some really surprising ones as well.

As Austin and Sierra get to know one another and Sierra faces her fears and her past as a very hot, very steamy relationship blossoms.  Austin’s past makes a few appearances and many of the cast of characters, in my opinion, needed their asses kicked.  I just don’t know what order….

It is also nice to see other characters from the novellas.  Shep and Shea (Ink Inspired) come to Denver for a visit kinda.

We also meet Callie, Austin’s apprentice.  Oh let me not forget the whole Montgomery Clan!

I couldn’t put this book down and in fact read it twice to be sure I got all the pertinent information before I reviewed it.

One of my favorite passages from the book and there were many I assure you, is right after Sierra meets Austin for the first time.

Seriously?  That bearded mountain of a man thought he had the right to judge her?  What right did he have to sneer at her and look down on her with those gorgeous blue eyes, and make her feel like she didn’t belong in his shop?


Gorgeous blue eyes?

I laughed and cried and wanted to kick some ass in this one and totally needed a cold shower with the steamy sex scenes.  I can’t wait for the next one in the series. Totally Hooked!

Five contented PURRS for this latest from Carrie Ann Ryan!




WOW! 2 Cover Reveals From Samantha Holt!!! November Releases!

I Love Some Victorian Romance!!!!
Tempting His Mistress
Coming November 10th
What could possibly induce at woman to follow in the footsteps of her mother and further sully her reputation by becoming a mistress?
Lilly Claremont is well used to being at the centre of gossip.  Being the illegitimate child of a rich businessman never failed to titillate the gossips and while she cared little about the wagging tongues she never intended to reinforce their opinions of her by ruining herself completely.
But it seems Lord Hawksley is determined to make the fascinating Lilly his mistress…
Evan has no doubt her bold tongue and beautiful body could keep him entertained for some time. Captivated by her, he must find a way to burn through his desire for her. He cannot marry a woman of such social standing so why not make her his mistress?
After the murder of her father, Lilly is searching for answers and they lead her directly to Lord Hawksley. But will they also lead her to his bed…?
                   Once Upon a Rake
Coming November 24th
In Victorian England, little Ellie Browning swiftly discovered happy endings did not exist, and rakes were simply rakes. When the man she had adored for years kissed her and left her heartbroken, she resolved to put any dreams of fairy tales aside.
Seven years later, the widowed Eleanor, Countess of Hawthorne, has returned to England after years of travelling with a few ideas in mind. Firstly, she will continue to be the refined, elegant woman she has learned to be—or at least she shall try her best—and secondly, she will make a difference to the lives of those less fortunate than her.  A fine opportunity presents itself when she discovers she is now a part owner of a cotton mill. But the owner of the mill and the very same rake who had hurt her, has no desire to let a woman interfere with his business, let alone little Ellie Browning. After one of Lucian’s mills succumbed to fire, he’s fighting to save the other and continue his father’s legacy of fine business decisions and accruing wealth.
However, after a series of accidents, it becomes clear someone wishes the mill to close. But who, and why? Forced together to investigate the incidents, they must get past their shared history if they want to save the business. If only the growing attraction between them did not prove such a distraction. With things heating up between them, it becomes clear that they are both at risk of getting burned…

Cover Reveal! Becky McGraw’s – Till Death – #1 LoneStar Heroes

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Release Date: Nov. 10th

I have been waiting a long time for this book! I cannot wait to read it!!!

TILL DEATH (#1, Logan’s Lonestar Heroes)


Dave Logan, owner of Deep Six Security, is stunned when former Dallas FBI head, Susan Whitmore, darkens his doorstep accusing him of being the cause of her
losing her job. After hearing her situation, Dave feels something he never expects to feel–sorry for her. But he also knows any problems she had at the
agency were all her own fault. The woman has a tongue so sharp it could rip a man to shreds, and had many times. There was a reason her agents dubbed her
the Barracuda.

Although Dave needs agents in the worst way, and Susan, with an IQ higher than Einstein, better skills and more experience than any of his men, along with
a master’s degree in criminal justice, is more than qualified to be a member of his team, he just doesn’t need the drama she and her mouth would bring to
Deep Six . Even as his brain said no way though, his damned white-knight complex forces him to offer her a job as his temporary secretary.

Realizing he’s made a huge mistake hiring her, Dave calls in favors to get her interviews to get her out of his office. Before he can get rid of her
though, Dave gets a new case only Susan can help him with. A wealthy Dallas oilman and his trophy wife ordered a designer baby from a local fertility
clinic, and the surrogate has gone missing with the baby. The couple wants Deep Six Security to investigate the facility and find the baby, but the only
way Dave can do that is to get inside. To get inside his only option is to go undercover with Susan, posing as a wealthy married couple looking for a baby.
What they find when they get to the spa-like compound is frightening. Payoffs, missing surrogates and young women being used as lab rats are just the tip
of the iceberg.

Can two alpha personalities, both used to being in charge, work together long enough to figure out what’s going on at the clinic, or will they kill each
other before the bad guys at the facility have a chance? If they’re lucky, perhaps the delicious friction between them will turn into something so hot the
place spontaneously combusts, or maybe if they’re luckier it will turn into something which might just last till death do them part.

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Release Day and GiveAway for Laura Kaye’s – Just Gotta Say!

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Laura Kaye’s JUST GOTTA SAY! JUST GOTTA SAY is a 17K-word erotic menage short story. JUST GOTTA SAY will be $.99 and available in print!!

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Just Gotta Say is a super sexy friends-to-lovers story and a contemporary ménage a quatres.

Here’s the blurb:
Callie Davis stumbles upon two of her three male roommates in a surprising, molten-hot midnight tryst and discovers a side of herself she never knew existed. Desire to play with them grips her, and she can’t stop fantasizing about having multiple men, particularly her three long-time best friends.
Callie is thrilled when a guys’ night out gives her the perfect opportunity to recreate her fantasy, with the help of a threesome porn video and a bag of sex toys. That is, until Lucas, Jack and Noah return early and catch her in the act. More than anything, the guys want to make her fantasy come true. But Callie has a secret, and she can’t help wondering if being with all three men will risk the future she’s always wanted with one of them.
As three strong sets of hands caress and undress her, Callie surrenders to desire, because sometimes you just gotta say…yes.

Just Gotta Say Excerpt:
The set-up: Callie’s most secret fantasy was just unexpectedly revealed to her three male roommates…

The invitation he laid out for her—the invitation to be with them, to act out this fantasy for real with them—was completely outside anything she imagined possible.
She sat for a long moment, still mostly curled into herself. Her gaze lit on the rough bobbing of Jack’s Adams apple as he swallowed. His apparent case of nerves eased hers. A little. Soft, sandy-colored strands brushed against her forehead. Her nose filled with the scent of him, all night air and masculinity.

Callie took a deep breath, her body remembering her unfulfilled arousal even as her brain struggled to keep up. “What are you saying, Jack?” she whispered, buying herself time to think and needing him to spell it out.

One hand stroked her back while the other combed her hair off the side of her face. “I’m saying”—he nibbled at her ear, but this time his lips lingered, his warm exhalation caressing her skin—“that the three of us want to bring that fantasy to life for you. If you want.”

Every nerve ending tingled with the promise of what he offered. Her heart rose from where it had plummeted into her gut and now hammered against her chest. Images of the three of them kissing her, fucking her, swamped her brain. Blood roared through her ears. “Are you teasing me?”

“Look at me,” he said, sliding his large hand under her cheek.

The commanding press of his skin on hers skittered electrical charges down her neck to her breasts. Her nipples hardened. She acquiesced and sat up just enough to face one of her three dearest friends.

“We want to do this for you.” He quirked the sexiest of crooked smiles and shrugged with one shoulder. “You know we’d be good together.”

She didn’t know whether his “we” meant her and him or the four of them. An encouraging voice in her mind said both interpretations were true.

He cupped her neck, his grasp comforting and reassuring, and brushed his lips against her right cheekbone. Her right eye. Her forehead. Tilting his head to the other side, he repeated the action against her left eye, the apple of her left cheek. She gasped when his last kiss fell on that tender, hollow spot just below her ear.

“What do you want, Callie? Whatever you want, we want. Always.”

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About Laura Kaye:

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Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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Review of Love Under Two Wranglers by Cara Covington

Love Under Two Wranglers

Genre: erotic romance, contemporary, Cowboy Ménage a Trois, M/F/M, HEA

Series: Lusty, Texas #23

Publisher: Siren

Release Date: September 19, 2014

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I was given a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.


Holly discovers the difference between book boyfriends and real- life lovers when Alan Wilson and Duncan Moore aim for her. Alan and Duncan recognize Holly as theirs. Now they just have to convince the virginal librarian that they can live up to any fictional heroes.
As Holly learns to trust those smokin’ hot wranglers, she dares to explore her sensual side—the woman within longing to sample all the delights she loved to read about.
Alan and Duncan already know that Lusty is home, and once they get to know Holly they understand she’s the woman that’s always been destined to be theirs. They long to give her the happy-ever- after she’s dreamed of. Then their past comes back to bite them in the ass.
Years before, they helped uncover a conspiracy, in which racehorses were killed for profit. They didn’t take the threats against them seriously then, but they’re about to discover just how deadly a woman scorned can be.

My Review:

When I picked up my kindle to read this book, I was in dire need of something light, romantic and a fun read.  Cara Covington filled that need perfectly.

Lusty, Texas is a very unique place to live and Holly had been shocked at first when she was informed of the way the town was different from others.  Then she realized as an intelligent woman she could accept and live with these differences.

Holly is the town’s new librarian and an avid reader of the romance genre.  One of my favorite passages in this book is when Holly first meets Alan and Duncan.  They had come into the library to get library cards, well sort of:

She’d led the way to a bank of four computers and then turned to face them. “So…what genre is it you want to investigate?”

Alan met her gaze. “Romance.” He could see his answer took her aback. “Do you like to read romance, Miss Holly?”

Her deepening blush gave her away. He slid a sly glance to his friend and recognized the pleased smile Duncan wore. They’d discussed this at length the night before.

The smart man setting out to court a woman did his best to learn all he could about her. Since the woman they wanted to court was a librarian, they meant to try and discover just what it was she liked to read. How better to get an insight into what she liked?

“Um…yes. I do like to read romance.”

“Perfect. That means we don’t have to look anything up.” Alan nodded, and lowered his voice. It wasn’t hard to find an intimate tone.

Standing so close to Holly, looking at the way her tongue moistened her pretty pink lips, it was hard to stop himself from bending down and tasting them. “Miss Holly, please lead us to your favorite books.”

With the sizzling beginning of a very intense relationship, cold water gets thrown on all of them when Holly’s niece turns up on her doorstep.  Finding privacy becomes difficult and a woman the men helped put in jail is out and looking for revenge on those who put her there.

The action just doesn’t stop from beginning to end.

As this is the twenty third book in this series, I guess I better get reading.  I really want to know the people who make up this town better.

Five Contented PURRS for this wonderful read!

About the Author:

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Morgan has been a writer since she was first able to pick up a pen. In the beginning it was a hobby, a way to create a world of her own, and who could resist the allure of that? Then as she grew and matured, life got in the way, as life often does.

She got married and had three children, and worked in the field of accounting, for that was the practical thing to do and the children did need to be fed. And all the time she was being practical, she would squirrel herself away on quiet Sunday afternoons, and write.

Most children are raised knowing the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule. Morgan’s children also learned the Paper Rule: thou shalt not throw out any paper that has thy mother’s words upon it.

Believing in tradition, Morgan ensured that her children’s children learned this rule, too.

Life threw Morgan a curve when, in 2002, she underwent emergency triple by-pass surgery. Second chances are to be cherished, and with the encouragement and support of her husband, Morgan decided to use hers to do what she’d always dreamed of doing: writing full time.

Morgan has always loved writing romance. It is the one genre that can incorporate every other genre within its pulsating heart. Romance showcases all that human kind can aspire to be. And, she admits, she’s a sucker for a happy ending.

Morgan’s favorite hobbies are reading, cooking, and traveling – though she would rather you didn’t mention that last one to her husband. She has too much fun teasing him about having become a “Traveling Fool” of late.

Morgan lives in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, with a mysterious cat that just showed up one day, a dog that still has no dignity, and her husband of thirty-nine years, David.


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