Review of Dimitri’s Forbidden Submissive a BDSM Novel by Ann Mayburn


Submissive’s Wish, #2

Heat Level: Erotic. M/F, F/F, M/F/F, M/F+M/F, M/F/F/MContemporary BDSM RomanceRelease Date May 6th, 2014
 As the daughter of an outlaw biker, Rya DeLuca is used to living a wild life, but nothing could prepare her for the danger of falling in love with Dimitri Novikov. To Rya he’s a warm, loving, sexy as hell Dom who gives her exactly the kind of bondage and discipline she craves in the bedroom, but to the rest of the world Dimitri is a feared man, a cold blooded, heartless killer who is at the top of the Russian Mafia food chain.While her hard and Dominant Master is her perfect match in every way that matters, their love can never last longer than a few days at most. Every moment Rya spends with Dimitri puts her life in jeopardy from rival gangs and Dimitri’s own family.Dimitri will have to decide if he loves Rya enough to walk away from her in order to save her life, or if their love is worth starting a war that could change the world of the Russian mafia forever.

I received this book from the publisher Fated Desires in return for a fair and honest review.

Dimitri has dark secrets, his father even more. His brother Alex is tormented.  When Dimitri meets Rya a beautiful submissive with a  a family that is not your everyday type, they both knew they were destined for something more.  The story grabbed me at page one and did not waver for a second. Words practically sizzle off the page into my vivid imagination and I was immersed in the hottest, scariest and wildest adventure into the world of Russian Doms I have yet read.

The attraction between Dimitri and Rya is mesmerizing. The trials they go through and the way they are resolved were exquisitely detailed.  A glimpse into the daily lives of Ivan and Gia from “Ivan’s Captive Submissive” when visited by the couple was just the icing on this story.

The epilogue was full of surprises and I think gives a hint of the next of the Submissive’s Wish series.

I totally loved this book.  Ann Mayburn is gifted with a way of writing that has me needing cold showers to be normal again.

Five contented purrs for this book.

Cover Reveal! Hard To Hold On To By Laura Kaye

I am Thrilled to help show off this great new cover from Laura Kaye!

I can’t wait to get my hot little hands on this book!

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  Edward “Easy” Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to save those he loves–which is why he is not going to let Jenna Dean out of his sight. He may have just met her, but Jenna’s the first person to make him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year ago. Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can’t describe how he makes her feel–and not just because he saved her life. No, the stirrings inside her reach far beyond gratitude. As the pair are thrust together while chaos reigns around them, they both know one thing: the things in life most worth having are the hardest to hold on to.

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Hard As It Gets

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A Note from Laura:

Hey guys! I am so excited about Easy’s book that I can hardly wait for August to get here! Easy’s character was a total surprise to me. When I initially plotted out the series, there were four surviving members of the Army Special Forces team and therefore I planned for and sold four book in the series. But then, when I sat down to write Hard As It Gets, all of a sudden the story demanded there were actually five guys, and Edward “Easy” Cantrell was born. And I’m so glad! Because Easy’s character is a totally tortured hero, which I adore writing! So I’m super happy that we added his story and this novella into the series, and I can’t wait for you to learn about Easy in Hard to Hold On To! Laura-Kaye-croppedAbout Laura Kaye: Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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Review of Hope’s Decree by Angela McPherson – A YA Paranormal Romance

Hope’s Decree Book one in the Fated Series
By Angela McPherson
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Genres: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Published: August 13, 2013
Untold Press
ISBN-10: 0615885144
ISBN-13: 978-0615885148
eBook: 3.99
Print: 12.99

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

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When everything else is lost, there is always hope.

While most teens want an epic senior year, Trinity Whitebone hoped for a normal one. Being seventeen was hard enough. Having the emotions of everyone around you in your head made life more than a little difficult.

Until Blain Heros enrolled.

He screamed hot-god in jeans with just his walk. His intense stare warmed her skin like a thousand suns. Unfortunately, his interest in her seemed to run from blazing to freezing in the span of moments and left her nothing but confused. She could deal with things not being normal, but when life goes from strange to dangerous…

Trinity is the direct descendant of Pandora and fated to rectify the terrors released into the world by her curious ancestor. With powers she didn’t know existed and abilities she never wanted, Trinity tries to walk away from everything her life had become. She thought she could turn her back on her fate, until a band of rogue immortals discover who she is and will do whatever it takes to control her powers. Trinity is left with one decision…Embrace fate or die trying.

Author Bio: Angela McPherson
Born and currently residing in Midland, Texas, Angela shuffles three busy children (not including her husband) all over the place. She works in a busy pediatric doctor’s office as a nurse during the day, and writes at night. She is addicted to coffee——who isn’t? And firmly believes chocolate can fix all——especially chocolate ice cream. She laughs a lot, often at herself and is willing to try anything once (she thinks). When Angela isn’t rushing kids around, working or writing, she’s reading. Other than life experience, Angela turns to a wide variety of music to help spark her creative juices. She loves to dance and sing, though her kids often beg her not to.

Twitter: @abt3mcpherson

My Thoughts:
This book starts intriguing almost immediately with the angst all teenagers feel. With every turn of the page you experience high school life with our Heroine Trinity. Young love and of course the boys who deny the feeling, brings a wonderful reality to this paranormal tale. From the antics of her friends, to the bullies and the rogues that plague her, Trinity has an inner strength that almost glows off the pages.

A favorite part of mine is from a conversation between Trinity and Blain:
“Don’t be scared, grasshopper.”
“Blain, I’m not scared.” I listened to the empty hallway, knowing there was no longer anyone out there. “The hallway is empty. I can’t pull in emotions from thin air.” His eyes changed from clear to stormy. He took a small step closer, shortening the distance between us even more.

I loved this book and read it twice before I wrote this review. There are so many twists and turns it is impossible to guess the outcome. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

Five contented PURRS for this book and your editors.

Coming April 10th

This is a Charity Hockey Romance Anthology containing eight Novellas. The Proceeds go to Hockey Fights Cancer!

Includes authors:
Bianca Sommerland
Toni Mothereffin
Jami Davenport
And Others Including of course, Cindy Racette (writing as Cindy Carr) Our Lovely Hostesses’ Mother who co- wrote her story!

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Review of Caught an Adult BDSM Novel By Cassandra Carr

I purchased this book as part of  a Bundle – Bring On the Heat – This review is unsolicited and my opinion.

Published by C-Squared Publishing re-released as a standalone 2/24/2014

Cassandra Carr is a multi-award winning romance writer. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out online. Cassandra’s books have won numerous “Best Book Of” awards and her novella Unexpected Top was nominated in the E-book Erotic Romance category of RT’s Reviewers’ Choice Awards.

She thinks the best part of being a writer is penning stories about love and sex while most others struggle with commutes, micro-managing bosses and cranky co-workers.
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I loved this book! Once again Cassandra has proven that hot can only get hotter.

Callie returns to her home town after an absence of three years. The first event she goes to is a party of college friends. There she runs into Jack the Dom she ran from all those years before. Immediately she knew the heat between them was still there and started to run again. Before she made it to the door he stopped her. Callie couldn’t help but givei n to the power that only this man held over her. But this time Callie wants it all. She wants his unconditional love as he has always had hers.

I think my favorite quote from this book is:

“I want a husband, children, maybe even a white picket fence. And let’s face it, Jack,” she continued, emphasizing his name, ” you’re not a white-picket fence kinda guy.”

“Maybe I’ve never found someone worth building a fence for.”

Will Jack prove his love or will Callie walk away heartbroken again?

Five contented PURRS for you my dear and for your editors as well!!!


New From Lia Davis

Ashwood Falls Volume 1

By Lia Davis

Published by Fated Desires Publishing

Winter Eve, prequel

Danica Welsh was born to be the leopard pack healer. An accident involving a drug induced youth left her badly burned and scared—emotionally and physically. All hope of mating and family become a distant dream. When she finally starts to accepts the long, lonely existence ahead of her, a stranger crashes into her life, and her heart.

A Tiger’s Claim, book 1

As the Alpha’s only daughter Shayna Andrews has always been treated like a rare gem, protected like royalty, and she’s suffocating. Her longing to be independent has driven her to sneak out one evening after dinner. After relishing in being able to run free without an escort, she finds herself face-to-face with the enemy, miles from home, and nearly loses her life until a lone wolf comes to her aid. But when he discovers she wears the enemy’s brand, things will go from bad to worse.

A Mating Dance, book 2

Senior enforcer, Cameron Nickels has found her perfect mate. Blaine Andrews, leopard Pack Marshal, is strong, dominate, loyal, and passionate. He knows all her strengths and weaknesses—not to mention her pleasure points. Cam’s known Blaine most her life, but she’s always felt like something was missing and her jaguar refuses to fully accept him. Yet, she can’t walk away from him. When architect and sexy mountain lion shifter, Graham Griffin, comes to town to design the new den nursery and school, Cameron finds herself in a mating dance that throws her and her jaguar into flight mode while Blaine must decide if he cannot only share his mate, but welcome another.

Releases March 18! Only $2.99 for limited time!

About the Author:

Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and two very special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, a paranormal romance author, and co-owner to Fated Desires Publishing, LLC. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her home and she loves it!

An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very active imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing is stress reliever that allows her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs.

Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.

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Other books by Lia:

Ashwood Falls (shifters):

#0.5 ~ Winter Eve

#1 ~ A Tiger’s Claim

#2 ~ A Mating Dance

#3 ~ Surrendering to the Alpha

#3.5 ~ A Rebel’s Heart

#4 ~Divided Loyalties

Sons of War:

#1 ~ War’s Passion

Stand alone:

Ravished Before Sunrise (A Decadent Publishing 1Night Stand)

Coming Soon

Date TBD – Business Pleasures (Pleasures of the Heart #1)

5/27 – A Rebel’s Heart (Ashwood Falls 3.5) previously published in the Ever After anthology

Date TBD – Ashes of War (Sons of War #2)

Date TBD – Misguided Path (Ashwood Falls #5)


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Today was at Create Something Magical

A really great conference, only complaint was too little time between things.  A really big shout out to the Hotel the Marriot Renaissance in Iselin, You upgraded me to and Bea to an  awesome suite after getting lost for half an hour in Iselin no thanks to Yahoo maps and directions.

Laura Kaye you are as awesome in person as on FB. LOVE YOU!

Sherrilyn Kenyon, your Q&A was inspiring and that is what drew me in to your books to begin with. I want to be like you if I ever decide to grow up. Hugs and Kisses!!!!

I met so many authors today and hope they visit my shiny blog and want to be a part of it.  Definitely on my to conferences to attend for next year!

A Review of Alpha’s Strength by Rebecca Royce

A Paranormal Erotic Romantic Novel
Published by Fated Desires Publishing, LLC.
This book was a gift from the author in return for a fair and honest review.
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First let me say that werewolves, especially set in the present day are just about my favorite. If you add spicy hot romance and action, it is, for me, a recipe for success.

Cyrus Fennell is the Alpha of New York, he rules with an iron fist to keep control and prevent wars with other packs. He finds himself restless, his temper just under the edge and growling for no particular reason. After a particularly tense board meeting, Cyrus heads out for lunch. He encounters a scent that he wants to follow, that of vanilla, but its New York, how does one find a single scent there? Deciding he wants coffee more than lunch he wanders into the Starbucks across from his office. There the scent is powerful and the owner of the scent familiar yet not, Lilliana the mate of the Philadelphia Alpha, but wrong. An unknown she wolf, possibly latent. His instincts say mate. A complication, on her left ring finger is a ring, an engagement ring. She is engaged to a human, an abusive one, if the way she is summoned away from the table by her fiancé is any indication.

Cyrus follows her and prevents her fiancé from hurting her over their meeting and then things get interesting. Now knowing her name is Betsy and the fiancé is Nathan he proceeds to do what he does best. Protect her first and punish the abuser. Of course things can’t be that simple.

Betsy, in spite of being in denial of being a wolf, is intrigued when Cyrus mentions her twin sister. A sister she has been told is dead and now is assured is definitely alive. Cyrus listens as she explains why he can’t kill Nathan and promises that everything will be worked out. The pack is called in to track Nathan and bring him to the office. Of the wolves that arrive one is his sister Lake, pack healer, and before he can stop her Lake has healed the boundary that keeps Betsy from shifting. Now there is a whole new set of problems to solve.
As the story progresses, Betsy discovers more about herself, the workings of pack, plus her feelings about Cyrus and the mating is just hotter than hot!

This is one of my favorite passages from the beginning of the book:

She ran to him and grabbed his hand. He looked down at their joined fingers for a second before he pressed the elevator button to go up to the offices. She’d chased him, and he hadn’t seen that coming. What did it mean? And was her taking his hand an indication of feelings on her part? Why was this woman so confusing to him? He’d dealt with females his whole life and Betsy made him feel like a dolt. “I had no idea you were so insecure.” She raised her eyebrows. “What?” He wasn’t insecure. He’d taken over a wolf pack when he’d barely been twenty years old. He couldn’t have done that if he was insecure. Humans had neuroses, not Alpha werewolves. “That was a pretty good display of passive-aggressive back there. If it was that important for me to go with you, why didn’t you say so?” “I did.” The elevator dinged when it opened, and they stepped inside. Hadn’t he made that clear? He wanted her to come. He’d told her to, and then he’d relented out of respect to her wishes. How and why had this gotten so complicated? “Not really. No, you said you didn’t want to worry about me. And you didn’t want Nathan to hurt my feelings. That’s not the same as you need me with you.”
He wanted to growl. This infuriating woman was going to make everything complicated. He could already tell, and he really wanted to kiss her for it. “You say that to me while you can’t even look me in the eyes.”

With visiting Alphas, truces, battles and the steamy sex, this book has it all.
The first novel in the series was introduced in an Anthology called Ever After in a short story called Alpha Rising.  I must admit I can’t wait for more in this series.

Five contented purrs for this book.
A half hiss for editing that missed some wrong words in the right places, they were few but a bit distracting.

The Premier Review of Carol Kittie Reviews!

My deepest thanks to one of my favorite authors and now friend Regina Carlysle. It is my honor and privilege to Spotlight your latest book of the Delight, Texas series on my blog.

Return to Ransom
Author Regina Carlysle
A Romantica Western Erotic Romantic Novel
Published by Ellora’s Cave
This book was a gift from the author in return for a fair and honest review.

Dr. Lynn Halstead was returning to Delight, Texas for one reason. She needed to face the demons of her past, where better than her 15 year high school reunion. A three day affair in her hometown where she doubted anyone remembered her.

She had been quiet in high school, shouldering many responsibilities at a young age. Now a prosperous Pediatrician in Dallas, she was ready to face the past head on and put it in its place, behind her where it belonged. As she settled into her hotel the old memories flooded down on her. “Fuck or Walk,” he had said, she had walked.

I felt her pain and the strength it took for her to ready herself for the first event of the reunion, meet and greet at a place she had passed but never frequented. The joy that some of the girls and men remembered her with a fondness that had not been apparent in school. The sadness of the tragic loss Ransom Dobbs, who had been her hero that night so long ago endured.
The crowded bar the deafening pounding of the music, the accidental first meeting after so many years, Ransom her hero, and the fuel of her dreams.
One of my favorite passages from this book occurs in the parking lot of the first venue of the reunion after the encounter with the jerk who gave her the stupid ultimatum the night of the prom, Dusty Granger:

Cursing and mumbling, Dusty took off and Ransom turned to her.
“I’m sorry you had to see that, Lynn.”
She stared at him, gasping for breath. “Wow, I’m not. Anybody ever tell you that you’re a badass?”
“Not for a day or so.” Ransom seemed to shake himself and Lynn noted even in the bad lighting his face was set in grim lines.

I won’t add more here because it is way more awesome to read it for yourself.
Regina weaves a tale of such erotic hotness that I was gasping for breath much like our heroine and hero. I was thoroughly engaged in this story as if I had lived it myself. His pain, her fear and a connection beyond what either had ever expected. Could this last, was it real, if tested could it withstand a long distance relationship?

I laughed, felt the pain on both sides, and commiserated with all the characters and I cried with happiness, as well as sadness. The best gifts an author can give me.

I cannot wait to go back and read the other two in this series!
Five contented purrs for you Regina and this wonderful book!

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