My Review of Cuffed by Eden Rose

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Lockdown Series Book 1
By Eden Rose
Genre: Erotica
Release Date: June 29th, 2015

We have been friends for years. Lived together, went to college together and even pledge Greek houses that were related. I never would have thought that I would actually sleep with Grant. Sure, I’ve had a crush on him forever. I have just always assumed that he wouldn’t be into me.One night, we actually slept together. Somehow, in my mind, I had us in a relationship. Imagine my surprise the next morning when he deposited me into my own bed.

We haven’t spoken in years. I honestly didn’t think I would see him again. But sure enough, they have made Grant my partner and my attraction for him boils.

The only problem: we both have changed too much. We are not the same people that we were all those years ago and the events unfolding scare the hell out of me.


I never thought I would see Chloe again. Never did I expect her to be part of an undercover IA stint at my PD. But sure enough, here she is and looking fine as hell.

I’m determined to have her back in my life.



I was given this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.This is the story of two college roommates, separated by emotions first, then distance after graduation.

Brought together by an Internal Affairs investigation that brought in the FBI, Chloe finds herself partnered with Grant. Who somehow manages to get transferred to the FBI, I didn’t really get that.  There are two cases in the works here and it became confusing as to which was which.

I struggled to read this book from start to finish, there were far too many grammar errors.  It seemed every other page had I seen instead of I saw and others like I must have fell asleep instead of fallen asleep.

I know none of my friend would make it past the first couple of pages.

Two very important words for you Eden, Grammar Check.

1 Purr and 5 Grammar Hisses for this book.


“Shit, shit, shit!”What kind of a dumb ass looses their kaegel balls in their pussy? I guess that would be me.

I dig my fingers as far as I can into the channel of my coochie and I still can’t feel them! Damn it. What am I going to do? I can feel my cushy walls close in around my fingers and I tense up.

Fuck. I can’t go to the hospital because of this. All I need is to explain to my mom and dad why I’m at a hospital. That would be like bonding for them.

I hear the front door close and I tense further. Like a kid with their hand stuck in the cookie jar, I try hard to get my situation under control. Great, I can feel them but my fingers aren’t long enough to reach in and grab it.

“Hello?” I call through the bathroom door secretly hoping that my roommate isn’t home.

No such luck.

“Chloe?” Grant, my very hot and sexy roommate, calls through the door.

Is this because I’m a bad person or something? This is fucking horrible. I slam my free hand on the door to keep it from opening and close my eyes. “Promise you won’t laugh?” I whisper through the door.

“Come on, sweet thing. We’ve known each other forever. Hell, I’ve bought you tampons!”

It’s true. I’m twenty-one years old and I still forget the damn things!

“Can you come in here?” I whisper and slightly hope this is a dream.

Grant pushes on the door and his gorgeous face rakes over my body and settles on where my fingers are. “Chlo, what the hell are you doing?” He yells and pushes himself out of the bathroom.

His dark blond hair is shaggy and falls into his even darker eyes. If my parents didn’t love him, they would say he didn’t have a soul. I think he’s fucking hot as hell. Of course, I always dreamed one day I would be naked in front of him. This is just not how I thought it would happen. “No, no, no! I need help! My kaegel balls got stuck and I need help getting them out!” I tenderly take my fingers out of my pussy and run my hand under cold water.

He leans his long and lean body against the door and I can’t help but scan my eyes over him. He’s so gorgeous and I don’t even think he realizes how many girls are obsessed with him. “I won’t tell anyone, I know you don’t like me like that, but, I just need help, please help me?” I beg while grabbing a towel to cover up my nakedness.

“What the hell do you have stuck in your pussy?” He asks and tilts his head up to the sky like he’s asking for help.

I wrap the towel around my body and close my eyes. “They make my pussy tighter by having them in. It’s… common. Many people use it. Please just help me?” I beg shamelessly. “I promise I won’t tell anyone. I just really need help!” I can feel my naturally pale face blush ferociously as embarrassment creeps in.

“What do I have to do?” He whispers and turns toward the door. Why does he keep turning towards the door? Am I that unattractive?


“Just reach in and pull them out.”

I brace myself against the counter but keep my feet on the floor. Grant walks up to me and looks in my eyes. I see the confusing and conflicting thoughts flooding through his head. He has always been the thinker and I’m the doer. “Are you sure?” I nod and he places his fingers on the top of my thigh. “You just want me to reach…up?” Again I nod. “And pull it out?”

My body shivers with excitement and I clench further around the balls. Great, I bet I’m going to come. I’ve had a crush on him since high school but never acted on it. His group of friends have always treated me like one of the boys so I never thought I had a chance. “Just please, hurry.”

The first brush of his fingers had me jumping forward. Grant traces the outside of my lips before sliding his finger in further. He brushes my clit and looks at my face while he did it again. “If you, uh, get wetter… does that help?”

Well, Grant, I don’t think it’s possible for me to get wetter. I shrug and keep my eyes open as he watches my face. “Well, I guess, I should just do it.”

I nod my head carefully and look at him as he watches his finger slowly dive into my moist pussy. I fight a moan and a hip thrust onto his hand. Secretly, I bite my lip so hard I taste blood and look at the top of his head. “Shit, the balls really work. You’re tight!”

I smile and then bite back a moan.

Grant circles his finger inside me and I feel my walls close in on him with the delicious intrusion. Holy hell, that feels good. So good. I’ve wanted him to touch me and he’s now where I want him. In order to stop myself from thrusting onto his finger, I look up at the ceiling and close my eyes.

“Got it,” he calls and I feel the balls that are connected by a string and his fingers slide through me. Once his hand is out, he holds the balls to me. “So that’s what it is.”

I nod my head and squeeze my thighs together for some friction. I worry that my juices are about to run down my thigh. “Is this going to be weird now?” I ask and rinse the balls in the sink.

Grant stands next to me and helps adjust my towel. “No. I mean it’s not every day I finger my roommate.”

My body heats up with that statement and he walks out of the bathroom. Once I hear the door shut, I run out of my bathroom and into my room.


I live in Michigan with my husband and three fur kids! I have degrees in history and criminal justice- so be prepared for some of that!As a cancer sign- I love the water, so be on the lookout for that! Water has a way of hugging your body and washing everything away. It’s truly breathtaking. I probably go on walks more than I talk to people. Walking is a way of getting down to zero.

I’m addicted to coffee but I’ve been pop free for almost three years! M&M’s are my favorite and I also love trail mix. Yes, I’m the weirdo who eats raisin-nets with my popcorn.

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My Review of A Shadow’s Embrace By Cara Carnes


A Shadow’s Embrace
Indigo Shadows – An On The Run Novella
By Cara Carnes
Fated Desires Publishing, LLC
( February 17, 2015)


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On the run from evil, her only hope is the Shadows.

Devyn James escaped hell once. Kidnapped from foster care at seven and raised in a psychic genetics testing facility, she survived by hiding her ability. A rare technopath, she eventually broke out of the facility with the help of the Shadow Elites—General Conver’s super soldiers, who rebelled and now fought to protect psychically enhanced humans. Determined to help the cause, she formed Indigo Order—a foundation focused on providing food, shelter, medicine, training and support for the displaced lower level psychics, especially the children tossed to the streets by Conver years ago.

For the past few months Devyn, or Indy as she’s known on the street, has covertly passed intel to the SEO. Even though the street doesn’t trust the Shadows, she does. They rescued her once and she knows they’re the only ones who will be able to save her from Conver and figure out what she uncovered.

Dagan is determined to save the female being chased by Conver and his squadron. He soon discovers her identity and vows he’ll do anything to keep her protected—even if it’s from herself. But the sultry female proves to be a handful when her team is in the crosshairs. When one of them is captured, he must prove she can trust him and all he offers, even though he may not believe someone as good as her should be with a Shadow.

Together they discover everything is possible when you trust A Shadow’s Embrace.

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When you open this book, you open the door to an action packed, nailbiting adventure. Each psychic has different abilities and levels in this world,

Devyn/Indy is a technopath, she can find and analyze data telepathically. This is a talent she managed to keep hidden when she was captive in the facility. Her foundation, Indigo Order, helps those thrown out or ignored by the facility.

With the help of her crew, Dane a telekinetic, Rider a telepath, Cadence an audiopath, and Mia an empath, she has been covertly using her ability to help the SEO, find information that can lead to the destruction of the General. Except this last time, she hid away from her crew and found something in that wealth of information that has put her on the General’s radar. She just doesn’t know what.

When the Shadow Elite show up to get her out of that very sticky situation, she meets her contact Dagan for the first time.

Dagan is a telepath/manipulator, he can use his psychic powers to make someone do what he wants them to do.

With her team in danger and one missing, Devyn needs to go back in, to get the data and gather intel required to find Rider. They put together a crew similar to Indy’s consisting of Dagan, Kaegan their leader, a telepath/empath, Ace a tech geek, twins  Corbin and Cash see pasts of objects and people, Rex and Trent telepaths.

In order to get Rider out of the General’s clutches the Street crews and the Shadows will have to work together for the first time. It’s an interest gathering to say the least.

Intense emotions of time spent in the facility assault the Elites as they sort through the information Devyn has obtained, and find a disturbing truth.

There is so much going on, and in spite of it all or maybe because of it Devyn and Dagan form a very hot and intense relationship.

This is one of my favorite passages, found near the beginning of the book, as Dagan and Devyn try to find common ground.

“If you think I don’t respect what you and your crew do, you’re crazy. It takes balls, brass ones, to put yourself on radar to help others. Y’all do that without the tactical training we’ve got behind us.” He squeezed her arm slightly. “Not a single Shadow I know isn’t terrified at the thought of Conver getting his hands on you or someone in your group. We’ve seen what he’s capable of. It’s worse than you could imagine.”

“I don’t have to imagine it.” She turned and held his gaze, even though the fiery obsidian depths made her thoughts falter. “You weren’t the only group held. You might’ve endured more, had to do more black ops than we could imagine, but I assure you the cages were the same, the restrictions the same. The punishments the same.”

His gaze darkened, narrowed. “You were in a facility? You weren’t in the halfway houses or camps? Which facility? Where?”

She took a deep breath. “I’m not doing this, not now. I’ve said too much as it is. We are well aware of what we risk and why. We aren’t backing down just because we lack the firepower you have. We don’t need guns to pass out food, and we aren’t stupid. That’s why I lob all the serious things to the SEO. You’re equipped to handle what I can’t.”

“I know a few people who’d love to know how you get your hands on that shit.” He crossed his arms. “It looks like there might’ve been something you forgot to lob our way. What went south? Why were you running from Conver today?”

“I don’t know.” The admission made heat rise in her face. “I mean, I must’ve stumbled across the wrong thing. Obviously.”

Fast paced, and hot in more ways than one. I hope there will be more to this series.

5 Contented Purrs!

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0bb57-pic  Cara Carnes

Born in small-town Texas, Cara Carnes was a princess, a pirate, fashion model, actress, rock star and Jon Bon Jovi’s wife all before the age of 13. In reality, her fascination for enthralling worlds took seed somewhere amidst a somewhat dull day job and a wonderful life filled with family and friends. When she’s not cemented to her chair, Cara loves traveling, photography and reading.

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Blog Tour! As Lost As I Get by Lisa Nicholas with Giveaway and My Review



As Lost as I Get
by Lisa Nicholas
A Romantic Suspense
Berkley Intermix (August 18, 2015)


AS LOST AS I GET by Lisa Nicholas is the perfect mix of hot romance and thrilling adventure. A doctor working in rural Colombia is shocked to run into the CIA agent who saved her life two years before. After an impetuous night of passion, she vows to stay away from him. But when her job takes her deeper into the jungle, he may be the only one who can save her from a new threat… If readers liked STRIKING DISTANCE by Pamela Clare they’ll be thrilled by this romantic suspense.


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From the author of The Farther I Fall comes an action-filled romance in which two lovers discover that the best thing about being lost is having someone find you…CIA operative Lee Wheeler is glad to be back in the field, even if the assignment is at a backwater station in Colombia—what he considers punishment for crossing lines in an attempt to save his brother’s life. Either way, he’s ready for action. But he never could have predicted the action he’s about to get…
Doctor Zoe Rodriguez is in charge of a clinic in a tiny town on the edge of the rain forest. She’s still dealing with a traumatic experience she had in Mexico—a trauma she wouldn’t have survived if it weren’t for Lee. So when they unexpectedly cross paths again, unresolved wounds rise to the surface, and their mutual passion flares to life.

But when a new threat reveals itself, Lee and Zoe’s reunion takes on echoes of the past that may ruin their
chance for a future.

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Set in a small town in the jungles of Columbia, this story takes us on quite the adventure. Zoe is the director of the small clinic with 2 other doctors and a couple of nurses. This is her first assignment outside the US since she was kidnapped in Mexico.
When she runs into Lee Wheeler who rescued her in Mexico she tries to sneak away unseen. Of course this is impossible in such a small town. He is there investigating, leads on the group claiming responsibility for the bombing of the Headquarters of Médecins International .
When things between Lee and Zoe get hotter and steamier than the Columbian weather, she finds herself fighting the attraction.
Then at odds with Lee over an incident that could put her clinic in danger, she heads off to do some visits to outlying villages. In an effort to help she winds up knowing something she shouldn’t and her life and that of her nurse are in danger.
I found myself holding my breath at parts of this book, it’s dangerous, exciting, sexy, and impossible to put down.
5 Contented Purrs for Lisa!
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As soon as the guards left the room, the man rose to his knees and leaned over, shaking the hood off. He was
definitely a tourist. His dark hair was cropped close and gleaming; she couldn’t tell if it was dark brown or black. He had the same expensive look as his jeans. His fair skin was clear and clean shaven with just a hint of shadow, and he had the sort of profile she’d only ever seen on a movie or television screen. He wouldn’t be here long. Either he had a family with money or he worked for a company that would want him back. She realized he was giving her the same level of scrutiny, and felt a small rush of fear. They were both bound, so surely he couldn’t hurt her, but there was something dangerous in his eyes. Which is why she didn’t expect them to soften the way they did. “Zoe Rodriguez?”
She was too startled to answer, but just nodded.
He glanced toward the locked door and pushed himself to a crouch, the movement oddly graceful. She fought not to flinch when he came over to her. “My name’s Lee Wheeler. I’m with the CIA. I’m going to get you out of here.”
The sudden lump in her throat caught her by surprise. She tried to keep her face schooled as she studied him. There was no trace of anything but sincerity in his blue eyes. “How do I know you’re telling the truth?”
“You don’t.” He flashed a quick, humorless grin. “I’m not precisely carrying my credentials at the moment.”
Another careful look over his shoulder. “Trust me until we’re out of here, and I promise I’ll show you all the proof you need.”
Zoe’s throat ached and her eyes were stinging. She would not cry in front of a stranger, but the relief was threatening to overwhelm her. “Why?” she said. “I mean, I’m nobody.”

“Médecins International doctor, working as an emergency surgeon in a refugee camp in Oaxaca—that doesn’t sound like nobody to me.” He started to say something else but froze, then threw himself over to where the guards had initially pushed him.

The hood.

Talks With Fists came in with the filthy bucket that served as a toilet, then dropped it, cursing and yelling at Lee to close his eyes. Lee did, but the guard cuffed him across the cheek before pulling the hood over his head again.

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Sometimes when you fall, you land just where you need to be…
Gwen Tennison got out of Afghanistan alive but scarred–and then got stuck on her sister’s couch. When she’s offered a job managing the U.S. tour for rock music’s hottest, most troubled star, it seems like just the thing to snap her out of her post-injury funk. Her instructions are simple: start the shows on time, and keep him clean.

But Lucas Wheeler may be more than she can handle. Though he’s drug-free, he still feels the need, and his
gorgeous, capable new tour manager is a challenge he can’t ignore. Fame and infamy have forced Lucas to protect his heart, but soon he finds himself craving Gwen’s touch, and yearning to give her control. And Gwen might feel the same way.

But it’s not just the mutual heat between them that is keeping Gwen on her toes. Someone is following Lucas
from city to city. With more than just her job on the line Gwen must decide how much she’s willing to risk to
keep Lucas safe.

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P12-8013f Lisa Nicholas
I’ve always called Michigan home, despite some deep family roots in Kentucky. When I was five, I asked for a typewriter for Christmas because I knew I wanted to write books. I realized then that the blank white space needed words, and panicked. These days the blank white space is on a computer screen instead of paper, and there’s usually less panic and better spelling. Usually.My first love has always been for stories that have larger-than-life heroines and heroes fighting an epic battle against evil or having an epic romance-or even better, both. If I’m not writing, I’m feeding my story addiction any way I can: raiding Netflix, pillaging my local bookstore and library, and (most recently) tearing my way through the comics archive at Marvel. I live with a ridiculously adorable dog and possibly more cats than is sensible.
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Brett Dalton, Alpha of Hudson River, isolated himself from his pack mates after one betrayed him. The once, easygoing Alpha has become taciturn, remote and unforgiving. His pack worries for him, but they too have suffered a devastating blow. When several members leave to join Three Rivers, the pack faces the threat of dissolution until Brett’s best friend and Lone Wolf, Luc Danes returns to Hudson River accompanied by a beautiful young human–or is she? Something about the woman consumes Brett. Has Luc come home to help or to take the pack from Brett?


Colby Jensen wrapped up thousands of hours of community service working at the hospital in Maine when an injured Luc Danes rolled through the door. The impossible patient drove the nurses crazy, but when Danes offered her money no strings attached to drive him to New York, she agreed. The last thing she expected was to arrive in the small Westchester County town and to meet the craziest collection of residents–especially the devastatingly sexy Brett Dalton. Part of her wants to hit the road, the rest wants to make him smile and he keeps making excuses for her to stay.


Then she sees the wolves…and is exposed to a world she can barely imagine. When Brett discovers a secret about her, nothing will be the same again. Now she will find herself torn between a world she isn’t sure she can understand and the man who has taken her heart hostage…

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Ah, the Hudson Valley, my home sweet home.  I wish there really was a Hudson River Pack.

I love Brett and I really hate seeing him hiding away almost like a lone wolf instead of the Alpha. When his friend and lone wolf Luc ends up in a Maine hospital in a coma, he tells the enforcer to bring him to Hudson River for recovery.

Luc in his current state needs to get to Hudson River and enlists the nursing assistant doing his care as part of community service to take him there.

Colby is a hard-headed, infuriating, caring, big hearted, nursing assistant. She is the only one that seems to be able to ‘calm the beast’ in room 510. He’s angry in pain and he wants to leave. She agrees to take Luc to NY on her way to Florida where she intends to start a new life.

Colby seems human, but is she? She smells different sometimes, to quote Luc ‘pack but not pack’.

I loved this tale set in my home area of NY, I could visualize the area as I read. The river, SUNY, all of it.  I did a lot of giggling in this one. Colby is a bit of a smart ass and each time Brett gets her to stay as Luc requested is a struggle.

We also see Gillian and Owen from Willow’s Bend as she is helping to train the young healer, Travis. Gillian friends Colby and gives her reasons to stay in Hudson River.

The romance is snarky and hot and one really shouldn’t call an Alpha a dog…

5 Contented Purrs for this latest in the Willow Bend Series! Keep reading for an excerpt and don’t forget to enter the giveaway.

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So not ready to be awake…A knock on the door intruded in her drifting and she groaned. Dammit, she was a guest. She couldn’t stay in bed all day. In fact, what she needed to do was get up, shower, dress and get her ass on the road. Florida seemed a hell of a long way to go, though. Rolling over, she shoved the blankets away then climbed out of the bed. Glaring at the light between the curtains, she rubbed a hand over her face, then stumbled to the door.Opening it a crack, she gazed at her host. Goddammit. He looked perfect. Dressed in a clean, nicely pressed shirt with the top two buttons open to reveal the faint curls of dark against his chest and smelling like heaven, he looked good enough to eat. His hair wasn’t even damp, though it fell in a soft wave toward his forehead. He’d been up long enough to shower and dress—and he wore a smile.

“Ugh,” she sighed. “Please God tell me you are not one of those happy morning people.”

The corner of his sensual mouth quirked higher. The effect on his expression devastated her sleepy senses. No human should ever look so damn good without coffee. The combination of rake and boy next door added to his appeal, but the trace of scars and mottled skin gave him a ruggedness she desperately wanted to smooth away. “I woke you.”

“Not exactly,” she admitted, rubbing her cheek against the door and leaning on it a little more heavily. Everything ached and she wanted to go back to sleep. “I’m used to getting by on a lot less sleep.” And rolling out of bed to go to work for eight hour shifts that as often as not turned into ten to twelve hours on her feet. “I think I am tireder than I thought.” She yawned the last three words, and when she glanced at him again, his expression softened.

Extending a finger, he traced the line of her cheek and it was a soothing motion, one which had her eyes half-closing in pleasure. “Go back to bed, Colby.” His voice washed over her. “I’ll be in my office working.”

“I can’t laze about in bed all day.” No matter how good it sounded.

“Why not?”

“Because…” She had to go to Florida or at least say her goodbyes. She was a guest and not even an intentional one. “…Luc. I should probably check on him.”

“He’s fine, the doctor is with him.” The indulgence in his voice evaporated, but the steadiness in his tone remained. “Go sleep. When you wake up, come find me. We’ll have coffee.”

Tempting. So. So. Tempting. “I’m up now…but coffee sounds like heaven. Really, really strong coffee.”

“Double pot? I made one, I can run it through again.”

Colby groaned at the idea. Now that he’d mentioned it, she could smell the coffee. It proved even more alluring than the sweet vanilla and jasmine entwining the pine of his cologne on her pillow. Releasing the door to stretch, she would have thumped her tail if she’d had one. “Yes, please. If it wouldn’t be too much to ask.”

Silence greeted her comment, and she found Brett gazing at her. Rapt admiration in his eyes as he trailed his gaze down her body and up again.

Fuck me… She still only wore a t-shirt and panties and she’d just given him a show. “Crap. Sorry.” Slamming the door shut, she leaned against it. Adrenaline burned through the remaining traces of sleepiness, adrenaline and a healthy dose of lust. Having him look at her like that warmed inside and out.

“Please,” his voice stroked her through the door. “Don’t apologize. I’ll go fix the coffee. Come and find me.”

The invitation had her toes curling and she bit her lip. “I will,” she said, then added in a low whisper. “I promise.”

“I’ll be waiting.”

A shiver skated over her spine and she closed her eyes. Maybe she should have invited him inside to go back to bed with her. Inappropriate as hell, and impulsive, but she bet Brett would wake her even better than the coffee.

He already has…

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National bestselling author, Heather Long, likes long walks in the park, science fiction, superheroes, Marines, and men who aren’t douche bags. Her books are filled with heroes and heroines tangled in romance as hot as Texas summertime. From paranormal historical westerns to contemporary military romance, Heather might switch genres, but one thing is true in all of her stories–her characters drive the books. When she’s not wrangling her menagerie of animals, she devotes her time to family and friends she considers family. She believes if you like your heroes so real you could lick the grit off their chest, and your heroines so likable, you’re sure you’ve been friends with women just like them, you’ll enjoy her worlds as much as she does.

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A steamy collection of scandalous novellas exploring women’s secret, naughty desires and the amazing men who bring those fantasies to life. The short stories Captive Fantasy and For Her Eyes Only can only be found in this anthology.

Captive Fantasy

Mary has always had a fantasy about a dangerous escaped prisoner kidnapping her and forcing her to sate his brutal, pent up desires. When she receives an invitation from the IWSS to live that fantasy out in one of their research facilities she jumps at the chance. Now she just has to convince her gentle giant of a husband to take control and make her his willing love slave.

Sensation Play

Retired German cage fighter, Jonas Becker, has a chance meeting with his dream woman at a charity ball. Unfortunately she leaves before he can get her contact information. When he sees her again at a coffee shop he overhears her talk about the perfect, kinky, opportunity for Jonas to win her over.

Erica signs up with the Collette’s List dating service, a dating site that specializes in pairing up sexually adventurous couples. Her request is simple. She wants a dangerous, rough, intimidating man to fake break into her hotel room and force her to submit to his wicked demands while giving her multiple orgasms. Using every ounce of his skill as an experienced Dom, Jonas hopes to win Erica over before the night ends. He can only hope that the pleasure he can bring her would make the beautiful woman look past his scarred and battered exterior to the man within who can give her sensations like no other.

Peppermint Passion

Shyla has dreamt about, lusted after, and fallen in love with her to hot as hell bosses over the past year that she’s for them. With only a few months left before she graduates and earns her teaching degree, Shyla decides to make her move at the company Christmas Party.

Trent and Jack have been fighting a losing battle to keep their hands off of their beautiful and innocent waitress, Shyla, until she graduates. When she surprises them by arriving at their Christmas party dressed like a wet fetish dream, and they learn she plans on being part of the submissive auction, the men quickly decide that the time to show Shyla who she belongs to, and who truly loves, her has arrived.

For Her Eyes Only

Amanda accepts an invitation from the prestigious Institute for Women’s Sexual Satisfaction. Volunteering for their study means she must divulge her deepest, naughtiest fantasies and then act on them. But one wicked fantasy involves watching her boyfriend do something so intimate, so forbidden that she’s afraid he’ll refuse and may even break off their relationship.

Jared can’t believe his gorgeous girlfriend wants to see another woman don a strap-on and take his anal virginity. But he wants to make her wildest fantasies come true — and maybe finally indulge some secret fantasies of his own.

Bound for Her Pleasure

Football star Tycen Preston has everything he could ever want, everything except the healing release of subspace that he desperately craves. After four years of searching for the right Domme, he finally has the opportunity to indulge in all the dark, forbidden desires that would ruin his carefully crafted image if they anyone every found out.

Lara Perez is tired of the weak submissive men that offer her no challenge. She yearns for a strong Alpha male to tame and call her own. A blind date seems to be the perfect arrangement for fulfilling both of their decadent cravings. Unfortunately a scheming paparazzi photographer is hot on their trail, and will do anything he can to get a scandalous picture of Tycen that would destroy his career.

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Captive Fantasy

A very sexy, hot short story that takes the trust in a relationship to a whole new level. I loved the couple and the way in which they entered this new level of their marriage.

Sensation Play

I really loved this story, because beyond the extremely hot fantasy play, is the brother determined to stop the date. Yeah forget that shit, no one at the hotel is telling you or your brothers anything.

A hot, sexy, need a cold shower read.

Peppermint Passion

This short was a fun one to read. Shyla was not only entered into the auction but also totally new to the lifestyle. I did my share of giggling as I read this one. I was also holding my breath during the auction.

A step up to hotter than hot, fanning self followed by a really cold shower before moving on to the next one in this book.

For Her Eyes Only

I wasn’t sure about this one at first. I’ve read MFM but this version of MFF is a totally different level of kink. I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the dynamic and the heat of this threesome.

Bound for Her Pleasure

Talk about hot, this one was sizzling before a real fire started. Both parties were looking to fill a desire that had been missing since losing their partners. Not sweet, but exactly what they both need. Almost spoiled by paparazzi.

Ann Mayburn has once again put the kinkiest stuff out there in the true ways of the BDSM lifestyle. With some sexual research as well. I loved each of these stories and I’d like to meet up with these partners again. Maybe they could all end up friends in the club mentioned in Peppermint Passion.

5 Sweaty Contented Purrs for this excellent collection of Novellas.


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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.

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ARC Review of An Alpha’s Choice by Carrie Ann Ryan

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An Alpha’s Choice
by Carrie Ann Ryan
Talon Pack Book 2
Fated Desires Publishing (August 18, 2015)



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A Broken Wolf. A Fractured Bond. A Fate Denied.


Brynn Brentwood has spent the whole of her life protecting the Talon Pack through terrors only she will ever know. She’s never asked for more in life other than to live to take her next breath and to ensure her family is safe. Regardless of her selfless wishes and the atrocities the former Alpha committed, she has always known that fate would provide for her as it had countless others. Fate is what has carried her through with one exception–upon meeting the one wolf who could be hers, he doesn’t feel their bond.


Finn Jamenson has been broken more than once, left beaten and half dead–and that was before he was an adult and Heir of the Redwood Pack. When called upon to work with their allies, the Talons, he finds himself intrigued with a woman who his wolf doesn’t claim as his own. Though he knows there could be something there, he refuses to tempt himself with a wolf who could never be his when his own mate could waiting for him.

The world changed in a blink of time and now the two wolves must fight as one–ignoring the burning temptation between them–when their people are threatened.

With one wrong move, their homes could be destroyed and its up to Finn and Brynn to save them all…if only they could save themselves.


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Thanks to the ‘Unveiling’ humans are relentlessly watching the Talon pack, and have an general idea of the Redwood location. Alpha’s Kane and Gideon have selected members of their packs to spend time outside the dens in an attempt to show they are mostly harmless.

Brynn, the Talon Alpha Gideon’s sister is paired with Finn, the Redwood Alpha Kane’s brother and heir.

Brynn has known for sure that Finn is her mate since Gideon and Brie’s mating ceremony. When she approached Finn at that time she was surprised and confused that he didn’t feel the mating pull. Now with them working close together acting as a ‘normal’ couple, having coffee and shopping the pull is tearing Brynn apart. She doesn’t understand why the fates would be so cruel.

Finn is attracted to Brynn but his wolf doesn’t seem to be. Finn’s wolf has never quite acted like others have described even the pull for the change is different for him. and in some ways is harder to control. For some reason he can’t define Brynn seems to hate him, and gets irritated at just about everything he says and does. Finn wants to be closer, much closer, but since his wolf doesn’t feel the pull of mate he doesn’t think it would be fair to her.

With each foray out of the den, the atmosphere gets more dangerous. Explosions are happening near the Talon den and there are confrontations with the humans as more of them take sides for or against the wolves.

A fast paced, action packed story, with emotional entanglements and sizzling sex to keep us on our toes. I love Carrie Ann’s wolves and look forward to the next installment of the Talon Pack.

5 Contented Purrs for Carrie Ann!


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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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ARC Review of Heart Breaker, A Debut Romance Novel by Cole Saint James

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Heart Breaker Book 1
By Cole Saint Jaimes
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Surf. Fuck. Get high.

Sounds like the perfect day to Aidan Callahan. As second-born son to Chicago’s most influential business owner, Aidan’s life has always been about responsibility. Tradition. Toeing the goddamn line. Just do as you’re told, Aidan. Don’t make waves.

Well, screw that. Riding waves is way more fun than making them.

Hawaii is paradise on earth. Smoking hot women. Tiny bikinis. As far as Aidan’s concerned, wild horses couldn’t drag him kicking and screaming back to the windy city. Or at least that’s what he thought.

When his brother crashes his Mercedes, killing himself on impact, Aidan finds himself next in line to the Callahan fortune and all the ties that come with it.

And this time there’s no getting out of it.


A warm bed. A steady job. A brother who loves her.

For Essie Floyd, life’s been one hard kick in the teeth after another. With her parents both dead, her brother is her only living relative. That is until Vaughn’s truck is written off, his life snatched away by the careless actions of a rich playboy in a flashy sports car.

Now, the only thing that will bring Essie peace is revenge. She must take what was taken from her. Only when the name Callahan has been wiped from the face of the earth forever will she be able to start living again.

Of course, the new head of the Callahan Corporation isn’t what she expected. Aidan’s sexy and sad, and just as damaged as she is. Will she be able to distance herself enough to accomplish her goal?

After all, ruining a man’s really hard when you find yourself falling for him…

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Essie and Aiden have both lost their families. Essie, her brother and Aiden his brother and parents in the same accident. Aiden’s brother was at fault but the dynamics of this loss is the core of this story.

Essie was left with nothing and was dependent on her brother’s best friend to get by until she got on her feet. Aiden inherited a multi-billion dollar corporation that he really didn’t want to be part of.

They both have different ways of handling their grief. While Essie plots revenge against all things Callahan, Aiden makes the business even more successful, in spite of his initial thought of selling everything and going back to what he loves.

When these two come together it is a battle of dominants. Sparks flying and hotter than hot.

I really don’t like being kept hanging for the rest of a story though. Now I have to wait impatiently for Book 2.

4 Contented Purrs for this first novel, Cole.

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Cole Saint Jaimes caught the travel bug young. He spent years honing his skills as a writer while he island-hopped and caught some of the most incredible waves in the world, fuelling his addiction for surfing. Along with his adorable French wife, Cole now calls Los Angeles home. You can usually find him procrastinating on Facebook, or watching Game of Thrones for the seventeenth time on HBO.

Heartbreaker is his first contemporary romance series.

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My Review of Tattered Loyalties by Carrie Ann Ryan

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Tattered Loyalties
by Carrie Ann Ryan
Fated Desires Publishing (February 17, 2015)


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When the great war between the Redwoods and the Centrals occurred three decades ago, the Talon Pack risked their lives for the side of good. After tragedy struck, Gideon Brentwood became the Alpha of the Talons. But the Pack’s stability is threatened, and he’s forced to take mate—only the one fate puts in his path is the woman he shouldn’t want.


Though the daughter of the Redwood Pack’s Beta, Brie Jamenson has known peace for most of her life. When she finds the man who could be her mate, she’s shocked to discover Gideon is the Alpha wolf of the Talon Pack. As a submissive, her strength lies in her heart, not her claws. But if her new Pack disagrees or disapproves of fate’s choice, the consequences could be fatal.


As the worlds Brie and Gideon have always known begin to shift, they must face their challenges together in order to help their Pack and seal their bond. But when the Pack is threatened from the inside, Gideon doesn’t know who he can trust and Brie’s life could be forfeit in the crossfire. It will take the strength of an Alpha and the courage of his mate to realize where true loyalties lie.


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Lone wolves are challenging the Talon Pack Alpha Gideon, with increasing frequency and none of them have had the dominance to win. On top of this, it is becoming apparent that wolves will not be a hidden entity much longer. In an effort to control how the wolves are made public, the Redwood and Talon packs have a meeting to discuss how this should be done. This is where the fun begins.

Brie has known Gideon is her mate since she was seventeen. The problem, she is a submissive wolf, and as such really isn’t suited to be an Alpha’s mate. She has managed to avoid meeting him since that day so long ago, now her hiding is over. Kane, Alpha of the Redwood pack has ordered her to be at the meeting with the Talon pack.

When Gideon meets Brie, he knows right away she’s his mate, and a submissive. Since she doesn’t acknowledge anything he decides fate made a mistake and is going to ignore this little fact. Unfortunately for him the elders of his pack have other ideas. In an effort to exert their power the elders decide to invoke the Mating Clause on the Alpha “for the good of the pack”. Faced with a forced mating Gideon tells the elders he has found his potential mate but has not had the opportunity to pursue her. When Brie discovers this she travels to meet with Gideon. Better to have the mate the Goddess has given them than to have one forced by the elders and witches.

The mating instinct is strong with these two and they can’t seem to keep their hands off each other. With this starting backwards and they really don’t know each other, Gideon is way too overprotective of her.  This is making it difficult for Brie to find her place in the pack.

Top that off with the elder Shannon hating her and the surprise appearance of a wolf who should be dead and the sparks really start flying. The pack has an internal problem that could mean the end of the current relative peace if Gideon and Brie don’t get it together.

I loved this book, the intricate weaving of the story as Gideon and Brie find their paths in spite of everything that is against them.

5 Contented Purrs for Carrie Ann!


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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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My Review of Love Beyond Expectations by Rebecca Royce – The Outsiders Book 5

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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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As the tale continues we get to see more and more of the Outsiders and their past. While mainly about Christophe and Ruby, we also meet the rest of the outsiders. They haven’t all met up but for a moment they are all in Maine. We have caught glimpses of Zane previously so now we get to know him better.

Sebastian is on a roll and attacks not only Christophe and his twin Colin but also the house in Maine, playing mind games with Ruby who has joined the group.

Ruby discovers the whereabouts of the cypher key by half-watching TV while trying to decipher the books. It is a cane in the possession of a Preacher the same preacher her grandparents kept her away from for years.

Drew and Marina accompany her to get the cane, but they are waylaid by the appearance and then disappearance of Christophe. Then an explosion and fire leaves Marina unconscious and Drew missing. Christophe reappears with the knowledge that his brother has been captured by Sebastian.

Christophe finds that when he touches Ruby his powers settle as well as hers. Wishing for the key she ends up with a key that burns her hand and Christophe transported them to a place they wish to be aka her bedroom.

There are three things that need to be done, rescue Colin, get the cane and find out what the key is for.

We meet up with Zane as he goes to a bar to find the courage to enter a church he believes the Outsiders are in. There he meets Gia the bartender and when she tries her power on him it doesn’t work and vise versa. They discover they are cousins and not soul mates and Zane moves in with an offer to keep her safe.

The person we hadn’t met is Raquel, she is the one who set the fire that caused the explosion. Alexa has also traveled to Maine and meets Raquel and only knows that she wants to get to the island home of the Outsiders as much as she does.

This is fast paced with something happening on every page. I love how the newly mated can’t keep their hands to themselves and the males get all grumpy. Lots of surprises here and I enjoyed every single one.

Five Contented Purrs for Rebecca!

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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.

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My Review of Playing With Fire by Cassandra Bella

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Playing With Fire
by Cassandra Bella
New Concepts Publishing (October 13, 2013)


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At the tender age of eighteen, Jessie Bacelli learned the truth of evil. After the murder of her father, Jessie steps in to take care of her younger sister, Annie, while following in her father’s footsteps and becoming an agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Dedicating her career to bringing down Luther Rabago, the man responsible for her father’s death, she doesn’t have time for distractions in her life. Especially when they are as handsomely annoying as fellow agent, Alec Chambers.

But then Jessie is faced with the worst horror of her life. Luther Rabago has taken her sister, Annie, and initiates a dark game of cat and mouse that stretches from the streets of Downtown Denver to the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans. Partnered with Alec, Jessie finds herself battling not only her fear for her little sister, but her attraction to a man that is everything she swore long ago she would never allow in her life. And as the flames ignite around them, Jessie realizes she very well might lose more than she ever imagined



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This story begins with the murder of Jessie and Anna’s father and the aftermath.

It then moves forward to the present where Jessie is an FBI Agent working under her late father’s partner, Brett. Her entire focus is on bring down anything and anyone connected with Luther Rabago who executed her father. She is succeeding at that too well in fact.

Luther on the other hand is tired of things going awry and has decided it’s time to do away with the Bacelli sisters. In order to get them both he kidnaps her sister Anna, knowing that Jessie will stop at nothing to get her back.

In the middle of all of this is Jessie’s partner Alec. He doesn’t understand why she dislikes him but still seems attracted to him. Jessie makes this clear in a conversation while looking for a possible informant. This is one of my favorite scenes.

“I will never be foolish enough to fall for a game-playing, smooth-talking playboy like you.”

Flattening both hands against the table, she pushed up from her chair. Grabbing her empty coffee cup, she crushed it into a tiny scrap of Styrofoam and tossed it in the trash can.

“And for the record,” she returned to the table but didn’t sit back down. “This is the very last conversation I wanted to have with you.”

“As much as I despise who you are,” she folded her arms over her breasts. “I can’t fight whatever it is sparking this tension between us,  for every step I want to take away from you, something I can’t yet figure out yanks me two steps closer.”

A tense, suspenseful read. Keep tissues on hand and try not to bite your nails.

5 Contented Purrs for Cassandra!

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Cassandra Bella



Born to Write Love Stories

Cassandra Bella believes it wasn’t just the fact that she was born the day before Valentine’s that she was fated to write romance. Intrigued by deep emotions that touch the heart and that special spark of falling in love, she enjoys creating stories and characters that leave her readers with a smile on their face and a tear in their eye.Cassandra has been writing for as long as she can remember, and for nearly as long she’s been letting others know. Just look back into her junior high and high school yearbooks – both proclaim “Author” as her career goal. She completed her first book, “Dear Diary” in her grandmother’s family room on a manual typewriter at the age of 12 – that manuscript still holds a place of honor in her home.Her current passion for romances stems from her love of stories that touch the heart. Her characters are born in many people, from old friends to grandparents to her “dear, sweet, loving husband.” When it comes to heroes, hers usually have some sort of law enforcement background and their inspiration lies in her father, who made a life-long career of keeping the peace.

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Cassandra was born and raised in Colorado, and currently lives there with her husband, who was her high school sweetheart, three sons, one daughter and two amazing grandchildren.

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