Spotlight & Review of Melissa Schroeder’s Tempt Me – Semper Fi Marines – Book 2

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Tempt Me
Semper Fi Marines – Book 2
By Melissa Schroeder
Independent Publishing Platform
(May 20, 2015)



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The man who could be general.


Jesse Johnson is a man everyone assumes will be a general. Everyone, that is, but Jesse himself. He isn’t sure if he wants to give that much to the military. His father has spent most of his life surviving a lonely existence with only his work for comfort. Jesse doesn’t want that—he wants it all.

The woman who tempts him to misbehave.

The last year has been bad for Zoe Jones. Her boyfriend was killed by some nasty guys who then put her in the hospital. She’s come to Virginia to heal not to fall for some by the book, drop dead gorgeous Marine with a chip on his shoulder. But one little encounter leads to a kiss and that kiss leads to all kinds of interesting entanglements. She knows it won’t last because he has big plans, but she can’t help but falling a little in love with him.

A Marine on a mission.

Jesse knows Zoe thinks they’re just having a bit of fun, but he has other plans. Forever kind of plans. He’s one man who knows how to organize a full on assault to get the woman he loves—and nothing will stop him.

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I have to admit I have not read Tease Me – Book 1 of this series, but this one has me wanting to sit down and do just that followed by the rest, and all her Santini books too.
This is a story of healing and moving on.

Zoe Jones is ready to be released from the hospital and has been shanghaied by Joey Santini, her brother-in-law’s mother. While there, Joey arranges a dinner to which she invites Jessie Johnson, a Marine working at the pentagon and friend of the family.
I have to admit that the dinner conversation had me giggling like a school girl. Part of that is a favorite scene.

By the end of the meal, Jesse was sure he could take even the most subtle of hints. Of course, Joey wasn’t being subtle at all, so, knowing the woman like he did, he decided to do what she wanted. As they settled back drinking coffee and eating some amazing layered dessert, he decided to take the plunge. 

“Have you seen much of DC before, Zoe?”

She shook her head. “I’ve only been here once. I guess I’ll be up here more often if Gee and Kianna decide to retire here. They’ve been talking about it. Although, I’m not sure she wants to leave Valdosta State.” 

Kianna was a professor in the small Georgia town where Gee was stationed.

“So, since Joey isn’t going to let it go, why don’t you come out this week with me?”

“That is the rudest thing. And at my table,” Joey said, but he knew she wasn’t that mad. Papa just laughed.

That sparkle returned to her eyes. “If I don’t say yes, she’ll probably yell at me later.”  Jesse nodded. “And I was taking some time off this week. I missed the blossom festival because I was in San Antonio for work, but it’s still pretty. Why don’t we get together and go see the monuments.”

“Sounds like a plan.”

“There, are you happy?” he asked Joey.

“You are incorrigible.” 

“I have to disagree with you there. Leo is kind of a pain in the arse, or so says Vince.” Zoe laughed. “Vince says that about all of them. See, you’re the oldest, just like him, so you think all of us younger siblings are idiots.” 

He considered that with mocking deliberation. “But you are.”

“Maybe now I should tell Joey I don’t want to go to the monuments with you.”

He chuckled. “No, that’s one thing I don’t want to deal with.  She’ll blame me.” 

Joey looked from him to Zoe then back to him again. “I am sitting right here. You two are worse than my own children.” 

Zoe laughed. It was the first genuine laugh he had heard from her since he came to the house. It bubbled up out of her and made him smile.

The dinner party begins a series of dates and a relationship they both will have to figure out. A lighthearted read with some sizzling sex and a couple of twists.

Five Contented Purrs for Melissa!

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MelissaSchroderMelissa Schroeder

From an early age, Melissa loved to read. First, it was the books her mother read to her including her two favorites, Winnie the Pooh and the Beatrix Potter books. She cut her preteen teeth on Trixie Belden and read and reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird in middle school. It wasn’t until she was in college that she tried to write her first stories, which were full of angst and pain, and really not that fun to read or write. After trying several different genres, she found romance in a Linda Howard book.

Since the publication of her first book in 2004, Melissa has had over fifty romances published. She writes in genres from historical suspense to modern day erotic romance to futuristics and paranormals. Included in those releases is the bestselling Harmless series and her USA Today Bestselling series The Santinis.. Along the way she has garnered an epic nomination, a multitude of reviewer’s recommended reads, over five Capa nods from TRS, eleven nominations for AAD Bookies and regularly tops the best seller lists on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Since she spent her childhood as a military brat, Melissa swore never to marry military. But, as we all know, Fate has her way with mortals. She is married to an AF major and is raising her own brats, both human and canine. She spends her days giving in to her addiction to Twitter, counting down the days until her hubby retires, and cursing the military for always sticking them in a location that is filled with bugs big enough to eat her children.

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Coming July 10th! Love Beyond Expectations by Rebecca Royce

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The Fifth Book in the Outsiders Series

Fireborn Publishing, LLC. (July 10, 2015)


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Christophe Roux has always known he was different. Born to a wealthy French family, he has never told anyone that he is frequently thrown through time and space to visit with ghosts and other terrifying creatures. But now he knows he is an Outsider and moreover that he has a soul mate somewhere out in the world waiting for him. When his brother is taken, he heads to Maine to search for help, never expecting that his love is the woman he has lusted after for years.

Ruby Brannon lived her childhood on the run and her adulthood trying to make sense of the strange things that happen to her. Now, she’s with the Outsiders but she is still unsure if she’ll be able to step up when it’s her turn to fight the evil seeking to destroy them all.

Together, Ruby and Christophe will change the fates of the Outsiders. Or die trying.

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So let me just recap a bit. We know we need 9 pairs of Soul Mates in order to defeat the demon Sebastian. These are the outsiders and the soul mates that we know of at this moment.


Leonardo, his soul mate is Alexa and she is under the control of Sebastian.  Marina and Drew are soul mates but haven’t actually completed the bond. Kal and Isabelle, Jason and Charma, Gabriel and Loraine, Samuel and Eden who were the subjects of the last book, Love Beyond Sight and Colin (Christophe’s Twin) and Zane (a safecracker) also showed up for the first time there. Christophe and Ruby are the subject of this book.  We appear to have all the male Outsiders, now to find the rest of the females.


We met Christophe before as he popped in and out of other books in his search for Leonardo. Ruby was ironically Leonardo’s replacement professor at Columbia University. In the last book we saw her and Christophe botching the whole attraction thing.


Now Ruby has joined the other Outsiders in Maine, much to Leonardo’s delight, and is helping with the translation of the books.


This book starts off with quite a bit of angst. First Sebastian attacks Christophe and Colin in their NY apartment. They split up and Christophe heads to Maine where they plan to meet. On a roll Sebastian also threatens Ruby in the Island Mansion.


Ruby while working on the translation has turned on the TV to discover something they need, the translation key, a staff that is in the possession of a preacher from her past. She gets Drew and Marina to take her to the mainland to take it from him.


Christophe arrives but can’t locate his brother, instead he finds Ruby. When Marina confirms he is one of them they go to a coffee shop to discuss what is happening. As is par for the course Christophe pops out. This does not end well.


A fire and explosion takes out the coffee shop as they are leaving Marina is injured, Drew vanishes then Christophe pops back in as Marina is being transported to the hospital.
He found his brother on that transport in the clutches of the demon.


Ruby gets a key not a bunch of them when she tries to get the staff by wanting it and Christophe manages a controlled transport with Ruby to her bedroom, and we all know what happens there.  So the soul mate thing kicks in nicely giving them both needed control of their powers. This was one of my favorite scenes.


Ruby shook, her body feeling like it might never cease its rattling again. If not for Christophe’s strong arms, she’d hit the floor. Where the hell had they gone? One second they’d stood on the street with so much sexual energy between them she thought a bomb might go off, the next instant they were swirling through nothingness going somewhere else.


She had no idea what happened; the only thing she felt certain about was that she had not caused the moving through space. That had to be Christophe…or some other Outsider. Or, god forbid, Sebastian…

“It’s okay.” Christophe sounded downright giddy as he squeezed her shoulders. “We moved through space to”—he looked left and right—”a bedroom. I don’t know whose it is but someone’s bedroom.”

Looking around, she laughed, wondering if she sounded like a lunatic. “It’s my room. In the mansion.”

“I moved us.” Why did he sound so happy? “Together. And I pretty much controlled it myself. I spoke aloud, and then I got to go to where I said I needed to go. That never happens. I’m always pulled out on a whim. No control.”

“That’s great.” She had to calm down. How did Christophe manage this on a regular basis? Her powers let her acquire weird objects, not bang in and out of places in swirls of nothingness with no warning. The key she held in her hand burned, and she looked down at it. Why did it hurt her? She held it up so Christophe could inspect it.

“Does this look like anything weird to you? It’s warming in my hand, almost painfully.”

“Hand it over.”

She gladly placed the object in the center of his palm. He curved his fingers around the key. “Feels cool to me, like the weather outside.”

“It’s burning my fingers when I touch it.”

Christophe entwined their hands. “Your skin doesn’t seem hot.” “Are you suggesting I’m imagining it?” She bit down on the inside of her cheek. She really, really hated it when people doubted her experiences. It had been bad enough when she had been young and her grandparents had insisted the things she thought happened to her hadn’t occurred.

“No, sweetheart.” He stroked a piece of her hair off her face. “Don’t get all worked up. I’m simply saying I can’t feel it. In the midst of all this lunacy, you think I question whether or not you can feel something I can’t?” All right, now he turned out to be reasonable when she wanted to act just the opposite.

“Christophe, I feel like I’m losing my mind.”

He stroked her hair, making her shiver. “I know. There’s a lot going on right now.”

The last line in the scene is quite the understatement. A bit more of the stuff going on. Zane meets a bartender Gia who it seems is another outsider, but not his soul mate, although they are cousins.


Alexa travels to Maine to try to join with the outsiders to destroy everything but some weird stuff is happening with her.  She meets Raquel (she started the fire at the coffee shop) who also wants to go to the island, but then the Outsiders are gone.


The staff, the key and a rescue are the goals of this book and yet more questions arise. I couldn’t stop reading, it’s fast paced and left me breathless for more!


Dang Rebecca, I need the next book, I am so addicted!


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As a teenager, I would hide in my room to read my favorite romance novels when I was supposed to be doing my homework. I hope, these days, that my parents think it was worth it.

I am the mother of three adorable boys and I am fortunate to be married to my best friend. I live in Austin Texas where I am determined to eat all the barbecue in town.

I am in love with science fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal and try to use all of these elements in my writing. I’ve been told I’m a little bloodthirsty so I hope that when you read my work you’ll enjoy the action packed ride that always ends in romance. I love to write series because I love to see characters develop over time and it always makes me happy to see my favorite characters make guest appearances in other books.

In my world anything is possible, anything can happen, and you should suspect that it will.

I’d love to hear from you!


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My Review of By Love’s Honor Bound by Patricia Bond

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By Love’s Honor Bound
Patricia Bond
Soul Mate Publishing (July 17, 2013)

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Someone is killing conductors on the Underground Railroad. With a cellar full of runaway slaves, Olivia June Mathieson must decide whether the handsome Fenton Pierce-Smythe is savior or traitor.Both Fenton Pierce-Smythe’s fiancée and grandfather were killed when runaway slaves spooked their horses. Determined no one else will face that pain, Fenton hunts runaways to return them safely to their owners. But can he remain unmoved by their plight and unaffected by the beautiful woman who risks her life to lead them to freedom?

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains adult sexual situations and/or adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

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I love all manners and forms of Romance and Historical was one of the first I read in my younger days. You know the ones I mean, the bodice rippers. This book is rich in history and exquisitely detailed. Not at all like those books of yore.

This book was a gift from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

After a chance meeting and a kiss in the rain, Olivia never expected to see the man who assisted her free the carriage from the mud again.  Fate however, had other ideas. Fenton Pierce-Smythe shows up for dinner with her father. He is quite pleasantly surprised to see her again, not knowing he would have some interesting decisions to make.

Fenton is practically engaged and full of indignation that his Grandmere has to live with them because his father stopped helping her financially. He comes up with a plan to find runaway slaves and collect the bounties to save her home and business.

Olivia is full of life and is fighting for a cause, one that could lead to her being imprisoned or worse, killed, she is a conductor for the underground railroad.

Fenton’s initial run with his ship was turned into a leg of the underground when he finds that Olivia never left the ship, which was probably a good thing since a mob showed up on the docks.

I loved this story, the intensity of the era is brought forth in every word.  The build of the relationship between Fenton and Olivia is perfect, an exquisite tension that eventually explodes.

This was Ms. Bond’s  first book and I look forward to reading more from her.

Five Contented Purrs for this book.

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Patricia Bond

Ever since her first encounter with a long hooped skirt gown at age 5, Ms. Bond fell in love with the style. Her love of historical romance began a bit later, when she discovered Gladys Malvern’s books and scoured the public library for every one she could find. Reading Gone With the Wind as a teenager cemented her suspicion that she was born about 100 years too late. She daydreamed about writing novels but knew it was beyond her ability at that time. Instead, she tried her hand at poetry and really bad iambic pentameter flowed from her fingers. Thankfully, for the world at large, it was a short-lived obsession.

After attending an all-girl high school run by nuns, she enrolled in a local men’s college that had just opened its doors to women. (A Libra, she understands the need for balance.) She earned her B.A. in English, and met her future husband there. Many years, four children and a grandchild later, the man who made her see fireworks with the first kiss is still her go-to research assistant for all things romantic.

The desire to write books never left, even as she worked selling property and casualty insurance, Avon, and craft kits. She sold luggage at a local department store to earn the money to attend her first RWA national conference and finally feels safe enough to admit to hiding a legal pad under her counter where she wrote scenes in between customers. She still does much of her writing longhand. (100 years too late, remember?)

RWA is the best thing to happen to her writing career, teaching the art as well as the craft of writing. It also brought her together with four of the most amazing women she’s ever known – critique partners and friends. Special thanks and much love to Helen, Karen, Carol and Jan.

An amateur photographer, Reiki master and Guild knitter, Ms. Bond lives in Western New York one mile from the home she grew up in. You can often find her at the lakeside, camera and notebook in hand.’s books and scoured the public library for every one she could find. Reading Gone With the Wind as a teenager cemented her suspicion that she was born about 100 years too late. She daydreamed about writing novels but knew it was beyond her ability at that time. Instead, she tried her hand at poetry and really bad iambic pentameter flowed from her fingers. Thankfully, for the world at large, it was a short-lived obsession.

After attending an all-girl high school run by nuns, she enrolled in a local men’s college that had just opened its doors to women. (A Libra, she understands the need for balance.) She earned her B.A. in English, and met her future husband there. Many years, four children and a grandchild later, the man who made her see fireworks with the first kiss is still her go-to research assistant for all things romantic.

The desire to write books never left, even as she worked selling property and casualty insurance, Avon, and craft kits. She sold luggage at a local department store to earn the money to attend her first RWA national conference and finally feels safe enough to admit to hiding a legal pad under her counter where she wrote scenes in between customers. She still does much of her writing longhand. (100 years too late, remember?)

RWA is the best thing to happen to her writing career, teaching the art as well as the craft of writing. It also brought her together with four of the most amazing women she’s ever known – critique partners and friends. Special thanks and much love to Helen, Karen, Carol and Jan.

An amateur photographer, Reiki master and Guild knitter, Ms. Bond lives in Western New York one mile from the home she grew up in. You can often find her at the lakeside, camera and notebook in hand.

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My Review of Harder Than Words By Carrie Ann Ryan

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The Latest in the Montgomery Ink Series
By Carrie Ann Ryan
Fated Desires Publishing – June 2015

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Meghan Montgomery-Warren thought she knew what love was when she’d married young and had two children. After years of being emotionally beaten down, her husband has finally left her and now she’s forced to find her way once again. Somehow she needs to find the person she used to be and figure that the strength she’d thought she’d lost was always there.

Luc Dodd left Denver and his best friend Meghan when he was forced to watch her walk down the aisle with another man. He might have only been her best friend, but he held his true emotions close to the vest. Now he’s back in town and in Meghan’s life. Only he needs to decide if that’s enough for him…and her.

Their journey from friends to lovers is a slow burn of seduction and pain. When Meghan’s past comes back to haunt them both, the two of them will have to stand closer together or be torn apart by their own misgivings forever.


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I love this large family and their devotion to each other. Everyone of them has their obstacles to overcome and at the moment it looks like it is Megan and Alex.

This book is Megan’s. She’s now divorced from Richard and working for Montgomery Inc. the construction and renovation branch of the family. Megan, has been put down over and over throughout her marriage so that she is convinced she has no self worth. Afraid to ask for help as she tries to prove to herself and the world that she is not helpless.

Luc was Megan’s best friend, he loved her as more than that but never found the courage to tell her. He left right before her wedding ceremony unable to face the fact that she would never be his.

Their relationship has many obstacles to overcome, and Richard, of course, has to make things worse.  One thing the Mongomery Clan does well is stand up for and fight for their own.

I loved this book it touches on some very emotional and devastating issues and the effects on those not only personally affected, but those around them.

Have tissues handy, you will definitely need them. I laughed and cried and fanned myself through the sizzling, hot bedroom and not in bedroom scenes.

Bravo, Carrie for bringing the issues of spousal mental abuse to light in an inspirational way.

Five Contented Purrs for this episode of the Montgomery Ink Series.

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“Everything okay, Meghan?”
She turned on her heel at the sound of Luc’s voice and stumbled over her own feet. She reached out and tried to grab her truck’s side mirror and missed.

Oh, hell…

She did her best to brace herself for the fall to the parking lot asphalt, but just when she figured she’d hit, strong arms wrapped around her waist. Luc’s heart beat against her ear, and his muscled chest should have felt hard and unyielding against her cheek. Instead, it was warm and…inviting?

No. That couldn’t be right.

 She must be lacking oxygen from preparing to fall. Luc’s hands moved down to her hips, and she placed her hands on his chest—was he always so built?

Okay, enough of this.

“Uh, thanks for saving me from making an ass out of myself,” she said then blushed. “Okay, so I still made an ass out of myself, but at least I’m not bleeding.”

Luc smiled down at her. “I’m used to women dropping at my feet. No worries.”

Considering how hot he’d always been, and the fact that he was one gorgeous specimen of a man now, she figured he was probably not exaggerating in the slightest. His dark chocolate skin was flawless over hard muscles, and his face held strong features. His jaw was strong, and every once in a while, he let his beard grow out just enough that it left a nice shadow. He kept his midnight black hair cut close to his head, and sometimes he even shaved it. At least he did when he was younger. She hadn’t seen him shave it in the year since he’d been back.

His honey-colored eyes bored into her, and she pushed at his chest so she could stand away from him. Easier to collect herself when she wasn’t draped over the man like some weak-kneed southern belle.

“Well, thank you for catching me.”

“Why did you swoon?” He smiled as he said it, so she knew he was teasing her, but she still narrowed her eyes.

“Swoon? I don’t swoon. I tripped over my own feet, but I didn’t swoon.”

He held up his hands in mock surrender. “Whatever you say, angel eyes.”

She froze for a moment at the nickname.

Angel eyes.

Hell, he hadn’t called her that since before he left town without a word.

Since her wedding day.
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Carrie Ann Ryan
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan never thought she’d be a writer. Not really. No, she loved math and science and even went on to graduate school in chemistry. Yes, she read as a kid and devoured teen fiction and Harry Potter, but it wasn’t until someone handed her a romance book in her late teens that she realized that there was something out there just for her. When another author suggested she use the voices in her head for good and not evil, The Redwood Pack and all her other stories were born.
Carrie Ann is a bestselling author of over twenty novels and novellas and has so much more on her mind (and on her spreadsheets *grins*) that she isn’t planning on giving up her dream anytime soon.
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Blog Tour & Review! Alexandr’s Cherished Submissive by Ann Mayburn


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7 years ago

From the moment Alexandr Novikov met the young auburn haired woman bartending at her uncle’s pub in Ireland, he’d been fascinated by her delicate beauty and fiery spirit. Unfortunately, he is in no position to offer her the kind of safe, normal life she deserves so he attempts to put her from his mind for her own good. Something easier said then done when a deal is struck between the Novikov Bratva and the Irish Cleary Gang, an arrangement that includes Alex and his men being on twenty-four hour bodyguard duty with the object of his forbidden desires.

Jessica Venture came to Dublin to spend some time bonding with her birth mother’s family, a connection she desperately needs after losing her adoptive parents within a year of each other back in the States. The last thing she expected was to fall in love with a handsome, mysterious, and sometimes scary man who was well known for his sexual appetite, but rejected her attempts to seduce him.

There are outside forces that will do anything to keep them apart, and Jessica will have to make a desperate choice that will change their lives forever.

Warning: There is light bondage, domestic discipline, spanking, and a F/F scene that is a voyeuristic Doms delight.

Author’s Note: This is part One of Two for Alex and Jessica’s story. In Alexandr’s Cherished Submissive we get a look into the past and the events that shaped Alex and Jessica into the people they are today. Part Two, Alexandr’s Reluctant Submissive, is present day on, and the expected release date is early Fall 2015.

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Once again Ann Mayburn has lit the fires of love, lust and submission with lots of pitfalls along the way.  Having read the other Submissive’s Wish books, I’ve seen the unhappy Alex and have wanted him to find some happiness.

This book takes us to the past and tells us the story behind the Alex we have seen.Alexandr meets Jessica while she is working at her Uncle Peter’s Pub in Ireland. She has heard of his reputation with the ladies and has no desire to become a notch in his bedpost.

Alex never expected to be so attracted to someone and when Peter hires him and his crew to keep her safe, he is determined to keep his distance so he wouldn’t break her heart.

Jessica, inspite of her protests, is attracted to Alex.  She becomes friends with her bodyguards, teaching them English and telling them about her life before her parents died and she came to Ireland.  Alex’s repeated rebuffs get to her and she resigns herself to the fact that they would only be friends.

One of my favorite scenes takes place on the anniversary of the death of Alex’s stepmother and step-sister. Dimitri is with him and meets Jessica for the first time when she brings over biscuits and gravy for dinner.  They settled in to drink and exchange stories of sexual escapades and near the end of the night this happens.

Instead of cowering from Alex’s anger as most men would, Dimitri wiggled his eyebrows.

“Aww, come on. You heard her, one of her fantasies is two men at once…and another couple. Imagine watching Jessica eat another woman’s pussy while you fuck her. Like I said, you lucky son of a bitch.”

Shaking his head, Alex couldn’t help but laugh even as he wanted to yell at his brother to stop thinking about Jessica like that. Dimitri was too charming for his own good, but Alex liked to see his brother happy like this, especially tonight. What was normally an evening spent drinking until they passed out had instead become one of the best nights Alex could remember having in a long time.

Jessica turned in his arms, then glanced up at him, and smiled, her beauty devouring his heart. She reached up and traced his lips with her fingertip, the velvety rasp of her skin against his lips making his cock throb. When her eyes crinkled as she giggled over something, he sighed, knowing she was going to feel like shit in the morning. Funny that it was usually him and Dimitri who passed out drunk on this grim anniversary. Instead, for the first time in many years, they were a little buzzed, but not smashed into an alcohol-fueled oblivion.
“Alex,” Jessica murmured while petting his goatee. “Did you know, when you talk in Russian, it makes me wet?”

Dimitri choked on his Scotch.

Alex blinked down at her, wondering what the hell he was getting himself into. “My voice makes your pussy wet?”

She nodded slowly, her eyelids growing heavy. With a sleepy grumble, she moved until she was curled up in his lap, her body resting heavily enough against his that he realized she would pass out soon. Then she nuzzled her face against his throat, her nose and lips brushing his skin and leaving a burning path of sparks everywhere they touched.
“You smell so good. I want to rub myself all over you so I can smell you on me.” His skin beneath her lips grew sensitive, and the heat of her breath tested the limits of his self-control. Her husky voice was the distilled essence of debauchery as she whispered, “Wanna to know a secret?”

“Da. I mean yes.”

“I think you’re the most amazing man I’ve ever met, and I want you so damn bad, dream about you constantly, but you don’t want me and that sucks.”

His heart gave an odd thump, and his chest actually hurt. Knowing she probably wouldn’t remember their conversation tomorrow, he brushed her hair back from her face. Her smile was beautiful, but sleepy, as she beamed at him. “I tell you secret. I do want you.”

From this point you need to have a fan and plenty of fluids to keep you hydrated. I laughed and cried, my heart ached and my pulse raced, I even panted a bit, OK a lot!
The gradual build of the relationship and Alex introducing Jessica to BDSM was so damn erotic and sexy.
We even get to see the other Russian Doms in this series as younger men, which was a bit weird having read the other books. It all comes together nicely though.
I was expecting this cliffhanger and trust me it doesn’t hurt any less by knowing the next book isn’t too far away.


FIVE CONTENTED PURRS for this heartrending beginning.

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**The Submissive’s Wish Series**


Ivan’s Captive Submissive (The Submissive’s Wish, Book 1)





Dimitri’s Forbidden Submissive (The Submissive’s Wish, Book 2)




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Alexandr’s Reluctant Submissive (The Submissive’s Wish, Book 4)

Coming Early Fall 2015


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With over forty published books, Ann is Queen of the Castle to her husband and three sons in the mountains of West Virginia. In her past lives she’s been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead-though she will deny to her children that it ever happened.

From a young Ann has had a love affair with books would read everything she could get her hands on. As Ann grew older, and her hormones kicked in, she discovered bodice ripping Fabio-esque romance novels. They were great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless stories with a big wonderful emotional buildup to really short and crappy sex. Never a big fan of purple prose, throbbing spears of fleshy pleasure and wet honey pots make her giggle, she sought out books that gave the sex scenes in the story just as much detail and plot as everything else-without using cringe worthy euphemisms. This led her to the wonderful world of Erotic Romance, and she’s never looked back.

Now Ann spends her days trying to tune out cartoons playing in the background to get into her ‘sexy space’ and has accepted that her Muse has a severe case of ADD.

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Release Blitz for When Sparks Fly – Seven New Novellas – Seven Incredible Authors

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By Dawn’s Early Light
 Kristine Raymond

Monica Russo was more than ready to start a new life and leave her old one behind. The last thing she expected was for her car to break down in the small town of Celebration. Joe Callaghan has never quite recovered from his disastrous marriage. When he happens upon a woman stranded on the side of the road, it doesn’t take long for him to become enamored and when sparks fly, he knows he’s finally found the right woman. Once the fireworks fade, will their destinies be changed by dawn’s early light?

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by Andrea Michelle

Playing with fire was sure to burn, but I couldn’t stop myself. I loved him into insanity. He left a gasoline trail across several states when he walked away from me to become a screenwriter, but I held the match that would ignite us both. Again. I’m Angel Solis and this is the story about how heartbreak, deception and betrayal can lead a person to insanity. I only hope that the madness will ignite a lifetime of love from the ashes left behind.

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Moonlight and Music
by Grace Augustine

Blake McIntyre was one of the most successful marketing representative in the music world. He’d built a great reputation and even taken a few artists to the top of the charts…that was until he was fired from a job he’d been at for fifteen years. Renee Manelli worked her way up the legal corporate ladder from receptionist to Chief Legal Assistant to the CEO of a prestigious law firm. One of her goals was to retire early and pursue her lifelong dream…her music. The journey that begins at 2 a.m. changes the lives of all involved. Anything’s possible When Sparks Fly.

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Fireworks over Fairfield
by Maryann Jordan

Welcome back to Fairfield, home of good friends and romance. Brock Sinclair retired from the military, living a solitary life, moved to Fairfield looking for his estranged daughter. Jean Roberts was a widow not looking for another love. When they meet, neither can resist the sparks between them. When an arsonist threatens the town and Jean, Brock will fight to save her. Along the way, both discover that love the second time around is just as sweet.

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Something in the Mix
by B. Maddox

Ivy Smith is trying to get her life back on track after a failed marriage. Everything in her life seems to be falling in place, especially now after a blast from her past reappears. However, someone else has other plans for Ivy and has been watching her every move. When Drew Evans waltzes into her life again, sparks start flying and her stalker starts making his presence known. Can Drew keep Ivy safe while figuring out who is stalking her and is there something in the mix for the two of them?

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Patriotic Rodeo
by J.M. Nash

Kennedy’s life would never be the same after the horrific night when her husband was brutally taken from her. She kept her heart protected and vowed to never love again, until a bull rider appeared in town. Tucker. One touch was all it took from him. Kennedy felt the fireworks start and knew that her life would forever be changed. Was she ready to let go of the past and move on or would Tucker end up a distant memory…

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Fly Boy
by Anne L. Parks
A weekend fling in Tahoe turns into something more for Jordyn and Grant. When tragedy strikes, Grant is left wondering what happened to the girl who stole his heart over the 4th of July weekend. When the two meet again the next 4th of July – sparks fly. Will Grant be able to let go of his pain and let Jordyn back into his life?

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