***** SALE!! Books 1 & 2 of the Innocence Trilogy by Alessandra Torre [kindle edition]*****

One of the best series I have read has a sale on two of its books! These are definitely worth picking up. The final book (End of the Innocence) in the series is selling at its regular price of $3.99 and quite honestly I think it’s worth it!  I’m not sure how long these are on sale, so don’t wait.  Get yours now.

   
Blindfolded Innocence – [kindle edition] currently 99¢

“I’m not sure what you have been told about me, but I’m not nearly as bad as they make me out to be.” His deliciously deep voice carried a little bit of ego.
I’m sure you are exactly as bad as they make you out to be….
Brad De Luca is used to getting whatever and whomever he wants. The premier divorce attorney in town, he’s a playboy who’s bedded half the city–including his own clients. And when the newest intern at his firm poses a challenge, his seductive prowess goes into overdrive.
Pre-law student Julia Campbell is fresh off a failed engagement and happy with her new independence. Even if she weren’t warned away from Brad at every turn, she’d know he was bad news. The last thing she needs is a man who could destroy her job prospects, not to mention her innocence. But before she knows it, the incorrigible charmer has her under his spell. His deviant tastes plunge her deep into a forbidden world of sexual exploration…but her heart may not survive the fall.

 

Masked Innocence – [kindle edition] currently 99¢

The man was sinful. It wasn’t just the looks that made him dangerous, it was the cocky confidence that dominated every move, every touch. And the frustrating yet ecstatic fact about the whole package was that he could back it all up…
Julia Campbell never knows what to expect with win-at-all-costs Brad De Luca. And she’s starting to like it that way. She gave up safe, conventional relationships when she let the elite divorce attorney seduce her into his world. Now that he’s determined to strip her naked of every inhibition, she’s in danger of falling too deep and too fast.
But their affair begins to feel even more dangerous when a murder leaves a trail of suspicion that points straight to the mob…and Brad. Trusting a man with a bad reputation and a past full of secrets seems like a mistake. But when she’s forced to make a choice, the consequences will take her further than she could ever have imagined.

 

End of the Innocence – [kindle edition] $3.99

He thought I owned him. He thought he loved me, that I was enough. But this animal, this sex god who could drive me crazy and steal my heart in the same breath, he would never fully be mine. It was impossible. No one ever owned a God…

One year. I have one year to find out more about this man I am marrying. More about his family. More about our sex, and all of the dirty, delicious places it will take me.

I thought I’d spend this year making a decision. I never thought the decision would be taken from me, snatched right from my naive little hands.

✷✷✷✷✷COVER REVEAL & RELEASE DATE Announcement w/Kindle Pre-Order (11/18/14): Captivated by You (Crossfire Series/Book 4) – Sylvia Day✷✷✷✷✷

I was so pleased yesterday, when I received an email from Sylvia Day website announcing a release date for Captivated by You: Crossfire Series (Book 4)

The official release date is: November 18, 2014

This is a copy of the cover and if you click it, it should take you to the pre-order site on Amazon:

And the moment that I find out what the Pre-Order link for Kindle USA is, I will post.

FINALLY!!!  A pre-order link Captivated by You.  Book will retail for $7.99 for the Kindle Edition

Here is a link to Syliva’s official website and pre ordering options for the print version of the book http://www.sylviaday.com/books/captivated-by-you/#order 

 

↣↣Reading Challenge – GoodReads✌↢↢ Updated 09/13/14

I thought that I would try to keep up with my reading challenge here and on GoodReads.  The books won’t be in order as indicated and I’m going to try to update as I’m done reading.  I’ll include the completion date and a link to a review if I decide to post one.

If you’re on GoodReads and are interested in such challenges below is the link.  You may have to join the group to see the content of the challenge.  The group is Kindle Smut

SEPT 2014 Challenge: Shakespeare at Kindle Smut

Pick at least 3 of Shakespeare’s works (listed under spoiler tags) and read a book for as many categories as you decide. Reads for categories based on Shakespeare’s personal life are optional but will count toward your overall challenge goal…

1. (12th Night) features a love triangle -OR- ménage

Crossing the Lines (Neighborly Affection) – Currently on sale for 99¢ 
Completed – 09/09/14
2. (Othello) has an inter-racial couple as MCs

3. (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) has an MC resisting an arranged marriage


Bound to You Volume 3 – $2.99 [kindle edition]
I am officially done with the series. Review to follow – completed 09/02/14

4. (Merchant of Venice)  features an h who is strong/independent or is a lawyer

5. (Shakespeare) takes place in London, England (better yet, Stratford-upon-Avon!)

6.(Othello) Takes place in Venice, Italy

Her Venice Affair (The Albury Affairs Book 1) – Available on Kindle Unlimited or for $5.99
Completed – 09/11/14

7. (12th Night) takes place in a coastal location (by a sea)

8. (Hamlet) features revenge as motivation for something

Revenge: A West Coast Novel, Book 1 (West Coast Series) – Currently Free
Completed – 09/13/14

9. (Much ado About Nothing) features a masquerade ball

Immortal Love (Crimson Romance) – [kindle edition] $3.82 / available on Kindle Unlimited
DNF’d the book. I do not like the writing style at all. I didn’t even really give it a chance since I only made it through about 9% of the book, but I was just getting very irritated, so I had to move on.  I may try and go back to it another time.  It’s shame because I thought that it had a promising story line.

So here I am, trying again and this time I’ll be trying the following 

Masquerade (Lovers Unmasked) – [kindle edition] $3.82 / Available on Kindle Unlimited – Currently reading – Completed 09/06/14.  May or may not review. 

10. (Much ado About Nothing) has MC couple who are ‘frenemies’ or hide true feelings by bickering

 

Possessed by You & Perfected by You (Torn Trilogy Books 2 & 3) – J.M. Walker ★☆☆☆☆ #BookReview #Review

  

Revealed by You (Torn Trilogy Book 2) – [kindle edition] $2.99

The sharp edge of love…

Brett MacLean was possessive. Even more since I became his. He was my desire…my ultimate pleasure…he was mine.

As each day passed, he revealed a part of himself that had lain dormant. A broken childhood. A troubled man. One I was determined to help.

After months together, I thought I knew him. But soon realized I was wrong. His dark secrets were only the beginning. The past was more disturbing than I ever could have fathomed.

His deep seeded need for me came with a price that could have consequences. I needed him just as much. Because of this, we would be tested. My greatest fear was that it would take us beyond the limits of our love.

 

Perfected by You (Torn Trilogy Book 3) – [kindle edition] .99¢

An all-consuming need…
Evvie Neal was my addiction. The love I felt for her controlled me and it brought me to my knees. She was my one. My only.
Destroyed as a boy, healed as a man, she was my saving grace. The first person who knew the real me. Because of her, I became stronger. Whole. A true warrior in my own personal Hell.
As time went on, demons from my past haunted me, threatening to ruin what I had worked so hard to become. Strong.
The ultimate sacrifice was giving up a piece of myself to be perfect. For her.

I wavered so much between hating the books and tolerating the books. I ended up just hating them. Hating them because they were stupid, not romantic and mainly they were repetitious over sexed dull reads. So why did I bother reading out the series? My rational was this; a lot and I mean a lot of people were giving it high a rating. I thought that maybe at the very end it would redeem itself. It never did. It just got progressively more stupid. Of course I could be in the minority here. I should be kind and just say it wasn’t my cup of tea. But honestly I think it’s more than that; you either loved this series or you loathed it and I loathed it.

So why? Because Brett called Evvie “Lover” and it never came across as endearing. Instead it grated on my last nerve. She wasn’t lover she was “Luvah” it sounded horrible, from the moment that it started through all of the books. If that wasn’t bad enough he was always smug or smirking and very rarely anything in between. I think that I actually hate those words now. Each time I see them in another book, I cringe a little taken back to Torn.

Overall Brett just wasn’t the sweet alpha male that needed Evvie… What he needed was a Valium and some serious counseling. I found it hard to believe that his method self-control was to always be “in” Evvie. It was sick, it wasn’t sweet. He used her and not in the Dominant/submissive way. He just took whatever he needed from her. Had the relationship not developed beyond the physical I think this would have been a lot better. It was force feed down our throats that these two loved one another, but I just didn’t see it.

…and I can’t even get into Evvie, because she just really pissed me off. She represented everything that I cannot stand in my female heroes. She had no respect for herself and she often came across as week, even when she was (trying to be) strong. Her tone was whiny and nothing about her made me root for her one bit. I couldn’t have cared less about her.

It’s such a shame too, because I originally went into the books thinking that I would love them. I walked away feeling like no amount of scrubbing would remove the crap that I had poured over for days. I am so disappointed with this series, just so disappointed. I even waited a little while to post a review because I was hoping that I would feel differently about the books. Since my reading of them, I’ve read a couple of outstanding books and I think that I am more pissed off now because I waited this long to get through that shit, to get to the great reads waiting for me on the other side. Maybe the only redeeming thing about reading these books, was it made me appreciate the excellent books that I have read since. I guess I can be thankful for that. But that’s about all I am thankful for.

I can’t in good faith recommend these books. Stay away, as far as I’m concerned. If you’re tempted to read them, please don’t blame me if you end up hating them. On the other hand if you end up enjoying them, I’m genuinely happy for you. Really I am.

∞ It’s a Release Day Blitz – Reasonable Doubt 3 – Whitney G. ∞

Another book released today that everyone needs to get now! This is another series that I am utterly in love with and I can’t wait to find out how it ends because based on the two other books, it didn’t look like it was going to end well.


Reasonable Doubt 3 – [kindle edition] $2.99

I hate him…
I hate that I fell in love with him, I hate that he didn’t love me back, and I hate the fact that I just made a life-altering decision just so I could get the hell away from him.

He’d always said that he was unchangeable, heartless, and cold…

I really should’ve believed him…

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☛ ☛ **NEW BOOK RELEASE TODAY: On the Record – K.A Linde** ☚ ☚

It’s a great day for new releases and I have another one for you.  This book is also part of a series.  The first book  Off the Record (The Record Series Book 1) – [kindle edition] $3.99 (also on Kindle Unlimited), came out what felt like an eternity ago (April 2014…really not that long ago).  I don’t even think that I had this review site up and running yet.  I do remember that I really liked the book.  A lot.  And I do remember that it ended on a cliff hanger, so I am beyond pleased that there is more story to tell and that it’s finally out to tell.

Read on for the synopsis of book 2 in the The Record Series: On the Record

On the Record (The Record Series Book 2) – [kindle edition] $3.99

For political reporter Liz Dougherty, election day—a day of looking toward the future and saying goodbye to the past—seems like a fitting time to start a new relationship. But feelings for her former flame still linger…

The sexy second book in USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s Record series decides whether it’s better to pick up the pieces and move on…or to pick up right where you left off.

 

 

 

I think it’s time for me to organize my reading list over at goodreads, because it I have a ton of books to get to.

☞ **Ella James is back with another Erotic Fairy Tale: Beast!!** ☜

I’m so excited about this series and now that it’s here I think that everyone should give book one a read.  The first book was utterly outstanding!  I didn’t think that I was going to like Richardo/Cal/Beast or whatever he is going by.  The fact of the matter is that he is so good at being bad.  The ante is definitely upped towards the end of part 1, so be patient if you’re wondering what the fuck is going on.  I’m hoping to get to book two within the next day or so and then we have to wait over a little under two weeks for the third installment.

Below are the links to the Amazon page where you can purchase the books.  Do yourself a favor and get them now! Book 3 is also available for pre-order. So do it!

Beast Part 1: An Erotic Fairy Tale – [kindle edition] 99¢ – Released 08/18/14
Available NOW!!

FROM HOLLYWOOD ROYALTY…
At twenty-one years old, third-generation movie star Cal Hammond was on top of the world. He had more money than God and more women than any man could need. But when a night of debauchery ends in tragedy, he forfeits a life of luxury for a ten-year prison sentence at La Rosa, California’s most violent prison.
TO BRUTAL BEAST.
Eight years later, a ruthless, cunning man runs La Rosa from the inside. He is known simply as Beast. All the wardens fear him. All the gangs obey him. He speaks to no one but his inner council. What he says is law.

ONLY SHE CAN SAVE HIM.
Annabelle Mitchell’s stepfather is the warden at La Rosa. He deals as dirty as his trustees, and after years of smooth relations with Beast and the gangs he runs, Holt lands on the powerful prisoner’s hit list. That very afternoon, Annabelle pays a surprise visit to La Rosa, hoping to use her new counseling license at a place she thinks she could make a difference. When Beast sees her, he releases the warden and grabs the nameless girl who played a starring role in the worst night of his life. The price for the warden’s error is not death. It’s his precious Belle.

 

Beast Part 2: An Erotic Fairy Tale – [kindle edition] 99¢ – Released 08/25/14
Available NOW!!

Continue the dark, erotic journey of Annabelle, the warden’s daughter, and the man she’s pined for since her girlhood. No longer Cal Hammond, actor, Beast is a brutal man who runs the prison’s gangs from behind a shroud of secrecy and lies. Can Annabelle’s love save him from his tainted past, or will his deceit ruin both of them?

 

 



Beast Part 3: An Erotic Fairy Tale – [kindle edition] $2.99 / Pre-Order – Released 09/08/14
Pre Order yours today!

The third installment of Annabelle & Beast’s story

★★★✩✩ Submissives Caught on Camera (BDSM Romance) – J.R. Luxor

Submissives Caught on Camera (BDSM Romance Book 3) – [kindle edition] $2.99

Submissives Caught on Camera, by J.R. Luxor, follows the lives of four couples in the San Francisco Bay Area who practice BDSM in their sex lives; sometimes, to varying degrees, with each other. This is the third of a series, beginning with BDSM Romance, How One Man Recruited and Trained a sub, and then Wearing His Collar, the View from Below. In Camera, the four couples decide to make a documentary video of one of their events, their sex parties. Not all of the woman of the four has sex with men other than her partner. The couples have different arrangements for their sexual interactions with others.
 In BDSM Romance, one of the men, John, met and formed a mated pair with Curi. John challenged Curi to look inside herself to see if she was a masochistic submissive personality. She accepted his challenge and took the leap. She found that she loved it as nothing before and never wanted to go back to the surface world. In Wearing His Collar, the readers learned how the sexual dynamics of the group evolve when Curi joins them. John and Curi enjoy role playing with BDSM skits in private at home, and then branch out to watch the other couples perform scenes for the group, and Curi finds she enjoys being watched when her turn comes to do a skit for them with John.
 In Camera, we’re introduced to Bridget, who is hired to shoot, direct, produce and edit their movie. Bridget is a unicorn, a female whose “thing” is threesomes with couples, either husbands and their wives or guys and steady girlfriends. Bridget refuses the group’s multiple invitations to play with them sexually, in spite of liking them as she gets to know them, because of her business ethic of not having sex with current clients. Her professionalism keeps her at arms’ length from her new friends, but the video product she produces memorializes profound observations not just about these eight individuals, but the practice of BDSM sex with multiple partners as a hobby. Curi continues the evolve in her search for her sexual dynamic niche as her BDSM role playing with John in skits for the others begins to overlap with the performance of another couple in their circle. Curi is surprised by what she discovers about herself as she finds a BFF in Lily, the collared sub of John’s friend, Michael. The evolution of Curi continues, effecting the lives and arrangements of everyone around her.

This is the first time that an author reached out to me and asked me to read a book to provide a review. It’s quite an interesting experience, I must say. I will also say that I’m rather glad that the author did reach out, because this was a good book. It wasn’t perfect, but I liked the concept and it really made me wonder how much experience the author has with this lifestyle. It was very naturally written.

But before I begin with how much I did like it, I have to get a little into some of the things that hindered me from really liking this. This story starts in the middle of a series, no problem, except I haven’t read the other books, so I felt a little lost trying to connect with characters that I had no back story to. Had I had that background, I certainly would have enjoyed them more, rather I was left feeling as though there was more going on than I understood.

There was also times when the story felt a little disjointed, transitions from scene to scene wasn’t always clear, though the scenes themselves were well laid out. If this had been fleshed out more, this would have been better. Instead, we’re moving from past to present memories with no clear indication that a transition has been made. It was frustrating and confusing at times.

What’s weird though, is that I just really liked this over all. I could actually forgive some of the editing because I was invested in the scenes. I love reading about BDSM and this felt authentic. Like the writer wasn’t trying too hard. Scenes are described naturally and they aren’t over the top, even though the “play” sequences are. If that makes sense. I felt like the Circle of Rope group, was as an actual group of people who routinely get together. I guess what I’m saying here is that this read more like a journal entry/memoir than a work of fiction. The scenes are filthy and the author has a natural affinity to write about non-consensual play which makes me wonder how much experience the author has with it. Wouldn’t I love to know?! Wink wink.

I’d really like to see the story developed more and slowed down. This could be a solid 4 stars, but right now it gets a 2.5-3.

✶✶New Book Releases at 99¢ a piece✶✶

A couple of new book releases today!
After reading Ella James’ Red & Wolfe, I just had to pick up Beast: An Erotic Fairy Tale, if it’s anything like R&W I’m sure it will be great!

Beast Part 1: An Erotic Fairy Tale – [kindle edition] .99¢

FROM HOLLYWOOD ROYALTY…
At twenty-one years old, third-generation movie star Cal Hammond was on top of the world. He had more money than God and more women than any man could need. But when a night of debauchery ends in tragedy, he forfeits a life of luxury for a ten-year prison sentence at La Rosa, California’s most violent prison.

TO BRUTAL BEAST.
Eight years later, a ruthless, cunning man runs La Rosa from the inside. He is known simply as Beast. All the wardens fear him. All the gangs obey him. He speaks to no one but his inner council. What he says is law.

ONLY SHE CAN SAVE HIM.
Annabelle Mitchell’s stepfather is the warden at La Rosa. He deals as dirty as his trustees, and after years of smooth relations with Beast and the gangs he runs, Holt lands on the powerful prisoner’s hit list. That very afternoon, Annabelle pays a surprise visit to La Rosa, hoping to use her new counseling license at a place she thinks she could make a difference. When Beast sees her, he releases the warden and grabs the nameless girl who played a starring role in the worst night of his life. The price for the warden’s error is not death. It’s his precious Belle.

*Beast 1 is an erotic novella of about 20,000 words. It contains adult content. Part two releases Monday, August 25.

 

I don’t think that I have read a story by S.L Scott, but it sounded like an interesting story… anything that tells me it’s not for the faint of heart grabs my interest immediately!

Scorned (From the Inside Out Book 1) – [kindle edition] .99¢

PART 1 of the From the Inside Out serial by New York Times Bestselling Author S. L. Scott. Jealousy, Part 2, releases September 8th.

We shared a love that regulated every heartbeat and every breath we took. It was all encompassing. I thought our love could withstand time and anything thrown our way.

I was wrong. So wrong.

I used to be happy. I used to be Juliette Weston when Dylan Somers filled my life with promises of love and a happy ever after. But when he took my heart and broke it into a million pieces, I became someone else entirely. In one afternoon, I lost my soul mate. I lost everything I knew myself to be.

Three years later, the man who destroyed me is back.

To assuage his guilt? To finish the job? It doesn’t matter… I won’t let him this time. I’m stronger. I’ve moved on. He won’t affect me.

This is a story of love and betrayal. Pain and loss. Happiness and fate. It’s about finding your true destiny.

This is our story.

And it’s not for the faint of heart.

 

Possessed by You (Torn Trilogy) – J.M. Walker ★★☆☆☆ #BookReview #Review


Possessed by You (Torn Trilogy Book 1) – [kindle edition] $2.99
Releasing control is relief…

I was warned about men like Brett Maclean.

He was dark and thrilling, intense and controlling. And he captivated me from the very start. He unleashed something inside of me like no other. His bad rep and troubled past drew me to him like gasoline feeding a flame.

With just one taste, I felt the danger in him, the uncontrollable power that left me breathless. The passion consumed me. Fast and hard.

Temptation couldn’t guard my heart. I should have known a man of such raw and wild desires came with competition.

 

I love it when I write notes to myself about a book: Is this book porn? Is there an actual story. Apparently even though I was 25% way (a quarter people!) there was still no plot. Not beyond the fact that we’ve established that Brett wants to fuck the hell out of Evvie.

I was so excited to reads this book. The premise sounded, well vague to say the least, but sometimes they are and you come across a gem. I wouldn’t say that was the case with this book. Instead I would say that this is a fuck-fest with a possible plot snuck in there somewhere. You just have to read between the lines. Maybe not between them, maybe you should make up your own plot. I ultimately felt like that’s what I had to do, because the first half of the story is an absolute test of how much sex you can handle, story be damned. As it turns out, I actually like a storyline when I read a book. I also like to have just a little bit of context when I am introduced to characters.

I felt like when I started this book, I was plod right in the middle of a story. I kept wondering if I had accidentally skipped directly to book two, but it turns out this is indeed book one of a three part series.

Now you may be thinking to yourself, isn’t this the very reason you read these types of books, for the sheer smuttiness of it all? While this is correct, there is something a little more important than fucking in a story for me. Yes, it’s true, I require a story. It’s why we’re all here right?  We want the sex to have a little bit of purpose, a reason, dare I be so bold.  Here it just felt like it was two people going at it at every possible chance.  There wasn’t much emotion behind it, that deep connection between the two characters isn’t as tangible as your made to believe, its all disconnected.

The problem I think here is the pace. Like the author is desperate for you to be on board with their relationship and the only way that she feels that she can get you there is the copious amounts of sex that they have.  It just doesn’t work.  It’s too much.  Everything is an onslaught and its such a shame because if the story was slowed down and paced more evenly, then I would have been totally on board with Evvie and Brett.

The other problem that I have, is some of the ridiculous dialogue and Brett’s reference to Evvie as “Lover”.  I’m sure I’m not hearing it in the intended voice, rather  I have the voice of saying Rachel Dratch (from SNL) saying “Luvah” stuck in my. Its terrible.  And then there is incessant smirking and being smug that Brett is always doing.  Why can’t he just smile.  Is he really that smug.  That in no way endears me to him.  In fact it’s incredibly off putting, especially when it seems to be the only way to express a smile that spreads across his lips.

I am willing to give the series a shot though, I’m going to read the second book and see where these two are headed. I’m either a glutton for punishment or a complete moron, but I’m fully committed to seeing the series through, even if it’s for all of the sheer fucking that i,m i’ll be exposed to.