☛ ☛ **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.

✶✶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.

 

Ella Dominguez – 99¢ All Books

One of my favorite authors of all time has all of her books on sale for 99¢.  If you have just been thinking about getting her books, today is the perfect chance for you to pick up a novel or 4.  My recommendations include;


The Art of Dominance series

The Complete Trilogy:
The Art of Submission (Book 1)
The Art of Domination (Book 2)
The Art of Control (Book 3)

Approximately 315K words or about 950 pages. Contains moderate BDSM themes, detailed sexual encounters, mild edge play, and is intended for mature audiences and readers 18+. Not for the fainthearted.

Romantic, erotic, deeply emotional, and humorous.

This is the story of Isabel, a shy, submissive artist with an abusive past and a dominant streak, and Dylan, an entrepreneur, art collector with singular tastes in women and sex, and a sordid past in the BDSM lifestyle.

This is the tale of their love for each other, their trials in a world that offers nothing but obstacles, and the collision of two dynamic characters who struggle with their dominant and submissive tendencies and seek control in all things.

 

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Grace Street (Chapter 8, #1)

Warning: This is neither a conventional romance nor a traditional love story. There are no hearts and flowers on the pages of this book. The heroine doesn’t always make wise choices and though I’ve tried to make her strong, she’s often times weak in the face of the fierce hero. The hero is not a knight in a shining armor. He’s broken and frequently cruel, and what every woman in the real world should avoid. What’s contained in this book isn’t real – it’s fiction; dark, depraved and decadent make-believe. Contains detailed sexual encounters, profanity, uncomfortable situation, and erotic elements including voyeurism, oral and anal. INTENDED FOR READERS 18+.

Obsession, possession, resilience, insanity…

Seeking solitude and reprieve from her past failed relationships, Elsa begins her life anew in Richmond, hoping to find the change that she so desperately needs. Things are looking up for her, a new job, new friends… a fresh start.

But Victor has different plans for her. From the moment he heard her voice and set his eyes on Elsa, she became next on his to-do list; his Chapter 8. A well-known and respected criminal profiler, his mind is as dark as the people he hunts down. It takes one to know one, after all. Under the guise of making his subjects stronger, he intends to break Elsa down using everything in his arsenal, including pleasure, pain, humiliation, and things unspeakable. Everyone is fair game in his book and he discriminates against no one when he chooses his test subjects.

Lonely, still on the mend from a bad break-up and longing for sexual attention, Elsa consents to an odd proposition, unaware of Victor’s plans. However, she can’t be broken so easily and what he puts her through only fuels the fire burning within her, a flame that begins to blaze out of control as she becomes obsessed with everything about Victor and peeling back his cruel layers in search of the real man hiding beneath his heartless facade.

In Victor’s world, there is no such thing as happily ever after and Chapter 8 proves to be an infuriating challenger when she flips the tables on his selfish and twisted game, a game they both may end up losing their hearts and minds over.

 

I’ve been thoroughly impressed with all of her books so far and I just know that she has more amazing things to come.  Everyone should give her a shot, she is a really gifted writer!

Ella Dominguez’s Amazon page

 

Red & Wolfe: (Erotic Retelling) Part 4 – Ella James


Red & Wolfe Part 4: An Erotic Fairy Tale – [kindle edition] $2.99

Return to Rabbit Island for the heart-pounding conclusion to Red and Wolfe’s story.

Don’t forget your extra panties – but this time, you might also want to bring your gun.

 

 

 

 

*Contains spoiler-ish type detail*

Okay, first of all, best $3 I’ve spent. I mean it!

Secondly; I love James Wolfe, I wish he was real. I wish I was Red and I was stuck on Rabbit Island, doing what rabbit’s do. This was such a good ending to the series. I was a little nervous about how it was going to end, but I was far from disappointed.

So let’s start here, I am strong advocate of a filthy mouthed alpha male character, James Wolfe aka Race embodies that to the core. Every time he said anything to Red, I was having a panty melting moment. He is up there as my number one (okay top 3) book boyfriends.

She has the nerve to look up at me impertinently, the naughty little cunt.

I know a lot of people aren’t fond of the “C” word, but I personally find it rather fabulous. It just sounds so naughty, taboo almost and every time he thought it or said it I would get so giddy, excited even, because everything about his character is exactly that. James Wolfe is deliciously dark, if we ended up knowing nothing about him, I think that I would have been okay with that. I didn’t need to know everything about him, other than he was hungry and desperate for Red.

You’re asking for a thorough fucking, Red. My cock, your pussy. Now

And speaking of Red, have I told you how much I enjoy her? She’s still spunky as ever in book 4. And while the whole owning her submissiveness was still up in the air for me even through the end, I’m just going to believe that she knew that, that was what Wolfe needed from her. I loved that Red had the spunky confidence to go up against Wolfe (sexually). She always challenged him, which I really liked. She wasn’t about to let someone she cared about so deeply just not take notice

I want you, Race. I have no idea why. Maybe I’m crazy. But when I think of leaving right now, I feel like I’d never stop looking back. So you want to fuck me?” I step toward the bedroom and curl my finger at him. “Come fuck me”.

One of the hardest things I struggle with when I read short stories like these is that, well, they’re short. Especially when you’re bringing together characters that you’re getting in this story. It feels like it’s a hard thing to balance the romance with the heat, but Ella James does a really fine job, in this last book. I worried that there would be heat than affection, but it’s the small moments that she throws in that makes it a really sweet love story of sorts

I reach Gertrude’s office last, and there he is—sitting in her rickety old desk chair, sleeping with my picture in his hand, as if he’s waiting just for me

I loved that there was a HEA, one that was believable too, considering the entire story as a whole. Ella has another fairy re-telling coming out sometime in August (Beast) and I am really looking forward to that.

I definitely recommend this story if you like face paced dirty reads it’s worth every penny in my opinion.

Restraint – Erica Chilson

This is Part 1 in the multi story arc “Mistress & Master” Series by Erica Chilson.

Mistress & Master of Restraint series begins with Katya Waters’ Journey of Self-discovery in Restraint. 

Katya Waters moves to a new city for the job of her dreams. Her need to explore her darker-side leads her to the club, Restraint, where she meets the mysterious “Boss”. The Boss pulls her into a thrilling game of Kat & Mouse. Follow her exciting journey as she connects the mystery of her past with her thrilling present. 

I was not impressed.  First and foremost; it is not a love story in any sense of the word.  That is fine.  I don’t mind that.  It’s more a story of self discovery, acceptance and learning to deal with the harsh shit that life sometimes throws at you.

OK! This book started out fine, pretty good in fact and conceptually, I like this book.  Overall however, it’s terrible.  Is it wrong of me to review this book clearly from a clerical point of view?  I can’t help it, it’s all I thought about the entire time I read the damn thing.

Let’s start with this… upon reading the book description from Amazon it tells you that  it was

*** Freshly edited & expanded*** July 3rd, 2013

By who?  Whoever did it, did an exceptionally poor job and I feel like that’s me being kind.  I at times, had to throw in the odd word here or there, just for things to make sense.  I shouldn’t have to do that, but there I was doing it ever few pages.  There were grammatical errors everywhere and the tone and voice of Katya, at times didn’t match the overall tone of her character.  She threw around the word “ya” when really “you” would have been so much better and fitting.  It didn’t feel like the other characters were running into this problem.  Which was why I was at loss as to why she was so scattered.

What frustrated me the most however,  was that there was a specific event in Katya’s life, the true focus of the story, that was repeatedly told throughout.  I don’t mean a mere mention of either.  It was literally copy and pasted again.  Through out.  While, yes I could understand the overall need for it’s repetition, it just felt like it weighed the book down unnecessarily.  Each time it came about the piece was expanded to shed light on the event. It took up pages.  I ended up skimming those pieces all together, looking only for things that maybe where added to flush out the scene.

It’s a shame really, because like I said conceptually, it’s really good. It’s so totally fucked up. These characters live in a really screwed up bubble, that just works for them. There is no romance here.  Not in the traditional sense at all.  But for this story, it’s okay.  It doesn’t need to be.  I get why there is no love.  I get why there is a need to fix something so horrible.  While the fixing piece is extremely unconventional, who cares.  None of this is real anyway.   Did I pick up this book because I was seeking that HEA.  No I got it because I wanted Dark Erotica.  I like that stuff.

But here’s my problem, it took me a shocking 4 days to get through this.  I wanted to know what was going to happen to these people.  I just didn’t want to be subjected to the massacre of it’s writing.

Now, the writer was nice enough to include a preview of chapter 1 from the second book, Unleashed, into this book.  I did read it (which I don’t typically do).
It did make me want to read the next book  however, I don’t think that I can do it.  Yes, I want to know more.  I do.  So much.  But if I find out that I’ve paid for another book, littered with grammatical woes and discombobulated tone, well, I’ll be really pissed off with myself.  Yeah, I know that I should read a book and enjoy it for it’s story, but at what point does it’s poor editing ruin it for you?  I know I found mine with this.

I can’t even give it a proper review because it’s pissed me off that much.  I’m just going to walk away now.  I’m irritated.  I’ll go read something else.

If you do want to read this book.  Find it here from Amazon it’s selling for $3.99.  Tell me if I’m being unkind?

 

Phenomenal X – Michelle A. Valentine

Good Girl. Notorious Bad-Boy. One Phenomenal Love.

From the mean streets of Detroit rises the newest superstar of professional wrestling, Xavier Cold, better known as Phenomenal X. His muscular physique makes men cower before him and women lose their minds with desire.

Anna Cortez is fresh out of college and naive to the harsh realities of the real world. Tired of living under the thumb of her conservative family, she defies them when she accepts a job as the assistant to wrestling’s most notorious bad-boy. Phenomenal X has an animalistic nature that even good girl Anna finds hard to resist.

One night forced to share a bed in a sold-out hotel, lines blur between them and they quickly learn that one lustful night changes everything and neither one of them will ever be the same.

Well this is a first… I’m doing a mid-book commentary.  I’m doing it because I’m a little confused here.  At what point does the synopsis match the actual book that I am reading.

Nothing irritates me more than reading something that is marginally close to the summary.  Yes, Anna is “fresh out of college”.  But that seems to be where the similarities end.  Don’t get me wrong, the book isn’t bad.  Actually it’s pretty good.  It’s well written.  Angsty.  The dialogue between the two characters captivating at times as they banter back and forth.

***Possible Spoiler***

But I was told she was taking a job as the assistant.  When?  Did I fucking miss something?  He Xavier, brought it up once!  and after what I just read, I don’t know why the hell she would want to talk to him again.

I just need to be patient I realize that.  But patience is not something I deal in.  I’ll keep going though.  Because I am sucker and I am hoping that I have spoken too quickly.  After all there is still lots of story left.

April 30th – Update

Literally this morning on my ride to work, I (abruptly) finished Phenomenal X. My initial reaction was, WTF.  That would be WHAT THE EVER LOVING FUCK. My kindle said I had 40 mins left in the last chapter. Turns out that was a lie.

Now to the review part.

***Spoilers***

I’ve already bitched about the fact that the synopsis and story don’t match completely, turns out you have to read a little over half the book to get to that point. Don’t expect much when you get there. The hope for the push and pull of a potential relationship is lacking. They’ve become far too involved by that point and just want to jump each others bones.

Speaking of bone jumping, while I don’t need a scene to run for pages and pages (okay, well maybe that’s not true). A little more than a few paragraphs would be nice. Setting the scene in a love scene is just as important in my opinion to the slow and steady build that thriller writers create. There is the setting of the scene, the emotions that your evoking between the characters and then the all out filth that should roll around with it. If you build your character up to be a gruff, domineering, obsessive type, should that not be reflected in the way he has sex with his partners. The most I got out of Xavier, was that it was so good, he couldn’t hold back. Not long enough at least to get through maybe say 4 paragraphs.

I know, I know surely my biggest complaint can’t be lack of sex. Well it is. Of course there are a lot of redeeming qualities to the book. It is well written overall, and while wrestlers do not interest me in the least; I do like Xavier and Anna.

Anna isn’t written to be weak. She leaves behind an overbearing father to live the life she wants. She frequently stands up for herself and doesn’t waver when it comes to her feelings… well not often and not often enough that it really matters. Her apparent love for Xavier is what’s key to the story and admittance and declaration of that, even if it is a slightly awkward moment, and does feel a little desperate and rushed, is at least sincere.

As for Xavier, here this is my favorite line

I wanted to leave my fucking mark on that pussy of yours. It’s mine. I know it, and so do you

I needed more of this from him. This was what I wanted from him the entire time and it just comes so late. The poor guy just has so many problems and while I know that he’s supposed to have that whole “she can fix him” thing going on, he’s tragedy is so contrived, that at points, I thought; just forget it. Am I a negative person? I don’t tend to think I am. It was just so dark… glum… I guess I was waiting for the butterflies and rainbows.

I know that there is supposed to be a second book and maybe that’s when the light starts to shine, so maybe I’ve viewed this too negatively for the time being. But for the time being, this gets a solid 3.5

If you’re interested in reading Phenomenal X get it here, from: Amazon

 

 

Love, Sex, Repeat – Alessandra Torre

Sex Love Repeat

I love two men. I screw two men. I am in a relationship with them both, and they are both aware there is another. That is all they need to know, that is all I let them know. They don’t need to know a name; they don’t need to know anything but that they are not alone in my heart. 

They have accepted the situation. Stewart, because his life is too busy for the sort of obligations that are required in a relationship. Paul, because he loves me too much to tell me no. And because my sexual appetite is such that one man has trouble keeping up. 

So we exist, two parallel relationships, each running their own course, with no need for intersection or conflict. It works for us, for them, and for me. I don’t expect it to be a long-term situation. I know there is an expiration date on the easy perfection of our lives. 

I should have paid more attention, should have looked around and noticed the woman who watched it all. She sat in the background and waited, tried to figure me out. Saw my two relationships, the love between us, and the moment that it all fell apart. 

She hates me. 
I don’t even know she exists. 
She loves them. I love them. 
And they love me. 

EVERYTHING else hangs in the balance

 

This will be the second book that I have read by Alessandra Torre and I must tell you, she does not disappoint.  She can weave words together like I imagine Rumpelstiltskin weaved gold.  There is always a lot going on when she writes.  I don’t know how she does it, but holy crap, she did it again.

I had this on my list of must reads and recently bought it because it was on sale (ends today: 4/27 ! for $0.99 at Amazon).  Having read The Innocence Trilogy (have you read that, you really should. It’s fucking amazing).  I already knew what the writing style would be and I knew what to expect in the bedroom (kinda, sorta, if you know what I mean).  I wasn’t disappointed.  Actually as I am writing about this, I’m still reeling from my feelings.  I love that.  I love when a book just effects me.  It makes me not want to pick up another book for just a few minutes while I absorb what happened.

…If you like a good smutty read, I need you to read this book.  I’m not going to spoil it in anyway.  I can’t do it to you, I won’t do it to you.  I have numerous thoughts and feeling rolling around in me and it’s hard to talk about them with just giving away so much story.  I’ll do this though, I’ll through some of my feelings while reading the book.

First and foremost, wow.  I wish I had the energy for that much sex.  I mean seriously.  I do.  I was actually a little tired for Madison.  At times I wanted to make sure that she was rested for the next pounding coming her way, because let me tell you, it wasn’t going to be long until the next one.  I mean I know that this is fiction… but wow.  Just… Just wow.

Then there was the whole;  oh man, where the hell is this going?  How are we going to tie a ribbon on this. For all intense and purposes this is a short read.  I don’t know how were going to get from A and make it all the way to Z, there’s no way!   Oh, wait… there it is.  It kind of smacks you in the face.  I actually had to put my kindle down for a second because the “no fucking way” hit me and I didn’t even see it coming.

Then as we’re making our way through the final act, it has you by the proverbial balls, because there is no way that you’re going to stop, because you just have to know how the fuck it’s going to end.  To know what this all amounts to.   I’m actually sitting here still wondering.

I’ll tell you this though, Alessandra Torre has this amazing ability to make situations that are typically uncomfortable and unconventional, just that.  Like, what would be so terrible about sleeping with two different guys?  What would be so bad about having the kind arrangement that she has going on with these guys.  They both know.  I felt this way when I read The Innocence Trilogy and she has some other books, that I get the feeling will have me equally hooked and equally wondering, so what?  It doesn’t sound like it would be that terrible a predicament to be in.

Now before I leave let’s do a little character run down so you know what you’re getting into.

Madison – carefree, fun.  Completely honest with herself overtly sexual and just an all around good time girl. Seriously, I liked her a lot.  Can we get more of her please?a  I love reading from the eyes of a woman who knows what she’s all about.  she owns it and doesn’t feel like she has to apologize or make excuses for who she is.

Paul – he’s a sweet surfer dude.  I’ve got nothing else.

Stewart – This is all you need to know

…I want it, Madison.  I want him to fuck you in the powder room while I sit here with these stuffed shirts.  I want you to come back to this table with your cheeks flushed and his cum inside of you

Dana – You have to read the book….

and you can get it from Amazon