Wednesday, May 23, 2018

S.E.X. Review~ Alpha Heat by Leta Blake



Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 130,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Dar Albert @ Wicked Strange Designs

Heat of Love Series

Book #1 - Slow Heat - Amazon US | Amazon UK

Blurb

A desperate young alpha. An older alpha with a hero complex. A forbidden love that can’t be denied.

Young Xan Heelies knows he can never have what he truly wants: a passionate romance and happy-ever-after with another alpha. It’s not only forbidden by the prevailing faith of the land, but such acts are illegal.

Urho Chase is a middle-aged alpha with a heartbreaking past. Careful, controlled, and steadfast, his friends dub him old-fashioned and staid. When Urho discovers a dangerous side to Xan’s life that he never imagined, his world is rocked and he’s consumed by desire. The carefully sewn seams that held him together after the loss of his omega and son come apart—and so does he.

But to love each other and make a life together, Xan and Urho risk utter ruin. With the acceptance and support of Caleb, Xan’s asexual and aromantic omega and dear friend, they must find the strength to embrace danger and build the family they deserve.

This gay romance novel by Leta Blake is the second in the Slow Heat universe. It’s 130,000 words, with a strong happy ending and a well-crafted, non-shifter Omegaverse. It features alphas, betas, omegas, male pregnancy, heat, and knotting. No cheating. Content warning for brief sexual violence.



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Author Bio

Author of the bestselling book Smoky Mountain Dreams and the fan favorite Training Season, Leta Blake’s educational and professional background is in psychology and finance, respectively. However, her passion has always been for writing. She enjoys crafting romance stories and exploring the psyches of made up people. At home in the Southern U.S., Leta works hard at achieving balance between her day job, her writing, and her family.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/letablake
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LetaBlake
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/letablake
Website: https://letablake.wordpress.com


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The continuation of Leta Blake’s Slow Heat, Alpha Heat furthered delivered the story of Jason and Vale, expanding on characters Xan, Urho, and Caleb. The introduction of a ménage in a world of forbidden desires, sexual expectations, and a strict caste system, Xan, Urho, and Caleb forged a union of circumstance and need.

As an alpha, Xan was to contract an omega and produce an heir to carry on the lineage. Alphas held the physical power, sexual power, and above all were never penetrated (lest he be unmanned).Unfortunately for Xan, his desires lent itself more to an omega than an alpha. This affected his sexual desires which transcended to his sexual exploration.

The author characterized Xan’s personality as confused and self-loathing, while attempting to allow him to find his place in a world where differences were not tolerated, even ostracized. Xan found some redemption in his contracted asexual omega partner, Caleb. Sweet and understanding, Xan and Caleb made their union their own, albeit some complications.

Urho, very alpha and in charge, intimated a relationship with Xan, his alpha-omega, thus cementing their triad and going against the norm.

While I liked each character, the heavy handedness of the dominant alpha and the ease in which the omega permitted it, brought forth a circa early 1900’s feel- a time when women had no say and the male ruled the roost. Elements of BDSM lifestyle also prevailed, an alpha who sought someone who punished him for his desires, omegas who held the power in the relationship (as a submissive), along with some light spanking.

Ms. Blake truly has a gift to design an all-male world, finding a gender-related role for each.

Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review


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2018 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

S.E.X. Spotlight~ Finding Life by Tiffani Lynn

Finding Life
by Tiffani Lynn
Colorado Veterans, Book 4

Genre - Contemporary Romance

 

Blurb

She's not your average blonde bombshell.
He's not an ordinary Army combat veteran.
Feisty Colby Averette is every man's dream. Adding successful monster truck
driving auto mechanic into the mix makes her irresistible. But she's never been
lucky in love--and that's fine with her as she focuses on her family and career.
Until she encounters him.
Former combat medic Victor Martinez has been to hell and back--in Afghanistan
and in his personal life. Now, a widower and a partner in a law firm, his friends
fill his free time, but he wants more. And when he meets Colby, everything
changes. Torn between the pain of his past and the hope for a future, can Victor
find a life he thought was gone long ago?

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Author Bio


The west coast of Florida is home for Tiffani and her family. She’s a music
loving, baseball adoring, crazed hockey fan who enjoys writing sexy
contemporary romance novels. Her publishing career started in July 2016 when
The Wild Rose Press released her first novella Strangers at Sunset. Since then
she’s published 11 more books, two of which are Kindle World stories for Elle
James and Desiree Holt. She's also written for three anthologies with one more
on the horizon for 2018. She has several more books due to be released this
year. If you are interested in Tiffani's other work or contacting her, please visit
www.tiffanilynn.comhttp://susanhayes.ca
Author website and social media links
Author Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/Tiffanilynnauthor/
Book Bub - https://bit.ly/2rFdA0q
Website - www.tiffanilynn.com
Twitter - https://twitter.com/tifffanilynn74
Newsletter - http://tiffanilynn.com/newslette

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2018 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

S.E.X. Review~ Slow Heat by Leta Blake

Professor Vale Aman has crafted a good life for himself. An unbonded omega in his mid-thirties, he's long since given up hope that he'll meet a compatible alpha, let alone his destined mate. He's fulfilled by his career, his poetry, his cat, and his friends.
When Jason Sabel, a much younger alpha, imprints on Vale in a shocking and public way, longings are ignited that can't be ignored. Fighting their strong sexual urges, Jason and Vale must agree to contract with each other before they can consummate their passion.
But for Vale, being with Jason means giving up his independence and placing his future in the hands of an untested alpha--as well as facing the scars of his own tumultuous past. He isn't sure it's worth it. But Jason isn't giving up his destined mate without a fight.
This is a stand alone gay romance novel, 118,000 words, with a strong happy ending, as well as a well-crafted, non-shifter omegaverse, with alphas, betas, omegas, male pregnancy, heat, and knotting. Content warning for pregnancy loss and aftermath.

Curious when I read the blurb of Leta Blake’s Slow Heat, I decided to take a chance and read something not normally in my wheelhouse. I was not disappointed!

The new world which Ms. Blake created was strangely similar, yet maximally different. A world beyond humans, no women, almost sci-fi, but earthly.

I would recommend taking a chance on this book, even of you thinks it’s not your cup of tea, in order to appreciate the subtle nuances the author described and elicited in a progressive period, although widely primitive.

Each sector of men had their place in society, deemed by their holy book of wolf and the wolf-god they followed. Interestingly enough, I felt as if I was reading a throwback to another human era, where minimal differences were tolerated and the pervasive upper class (the alphas) ruled the world. Subjugation, anti-abortion, rights given only by the husband (the alpha); I found myself looking through the eyes of the author and the history of a country.

A young and untried alpha, Jason found his Erosgape (soul mate) in an omega fifteen years his senior, an uncontracted professor- Vale. In a society of social class and propriety, Vale’s forced to renounce his position and await a contract between his alpha and himself, negotiated by parents and lawyers. A proud and mature man, Vale was torn between his duty to self and his duty to his soon-to-be alpha.

The story of Jason and Vale’s union, along with the underlying stories of Jason’s parents, and all their friends, added a nuance and depth demonstrating the author’s attention to detail and imagination.

Taboos, illegalities, cheating, and illicit affairs, all created a story worth reading.

Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review


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2018 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Friday, May 18, 2018

S.E.X. Spotlight~ Promise Me by Reana Malori

Promise Me
Reana Malori
Contemporary Interracial Romance

 

Blurb

Falling in love is easy.
Staying in love is the hard part.
One day is all they need, to remember why they fell in love.
From the outside looking in, Brandon and Monique Rivera were the perfect love
story. College sweethearts who'd fallen for each other at first sight, they'd been
inseparable from the first day they laid eyes on each other. They were the couple
everyone looked to as the gold-standard and they're love held strong, even in
the face of family conflicts and long-held beliefs.
After years of loving each other and building a family, the cracks are starting to
show in the once perfect relationship. The reality of life, raising two kids, and
long hours at work, was an ongoing challenge to their marriage. When the nights
are long, and the days filled with chaos, Brandon and Monique must stay
focused on each other, their lives, and their love.

 

Buy Links

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Excerpt

He’d fought tooth and nail over the years to convince her father that being with Monique was not some fetish or phase that he was going through. When he’d met her in college, she’d been a junior and he a senior. He’d known within the first ten minutes of meeting her on the quad, that she was the woman he would marry someday. Of that he was sure. Convincing her of that fact took much more time and effort. She was worth every second of every moment he’d gone after her. Flowers. Dinners. Playlists with all the best sappy love songs. Hell, he was willing to do anything just to get her to smile in his direction.
Shaking his head at the twists and turns their lives had taken, he smiled at the memory of some of the hoops he had to jump through to finally make her his. He spent more time and energy convincing her to give him a chance than he had on his classwork.
Laughing under his breath at how desperate he'd been at the time, he was glad he’d been able to woo her with his charm and wit within a few weeks. Otherwise, he would have failed out of school. Which wouldn't have helped him one bit, especially with her parents. When she'd finally decided to give him a chance, it had been the best day of his life.

Author Bio

Reana Malori writes Contemporary novels focusing on Multicultural / Interracial
Romance. She firmly believes that love in all its forms should be celebrated and
her stories reflect that belief. She hopes to weave stories that pull the reader into
her world and helps them to share in her universe, even if only for a short time.
An avid reader since the age of fourteen, she decided to pursue her passion in
2009 and released her first novella, To Love a Marine. Since then, Reana has
released more than 25 books of varying lengths, to include the Heaven on Earth
series, Second Chances, Finding Faith, Conall, and Spellbound.
When she is not writing, you can most often find her enjoying a good book as
she is, first and foremost, a romance reader. Reana currently resides in
Montclair, Virginia with her husband and two sons who keep her busy laughing,
having fun, and making sure she doesn’t take herself too seriously.
Author website and social media links
Website: www.reanamalori.com
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reana_malori/
Twitter: @ReanaMalori
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2018 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Monday, May 7, 2018

S.E.X. Review~ Fighting for All by Morticia Knight

Bravery will lead you to your destiny.
The human and alien rebellion is at hand, but those who have already arrived at the secret military facility are without the one who has inspired them to stand against the Nall. Chris, the human chosen by the Alasharian spiritual leader Sha Sha Ar, has been missing since the escape to the hideout. Those who have never seen Chris before, have only heard tales of his visions, begin to doubt his existence. Fear spreads through the group as humans and Alasharians alike wonder if they’re all doomed, if maybe Chris is a fantasy or has already fallen at the hands of the Nall.
Graham, Morgan and their Alasharian matches stand before the terrified group to reassure them that Chris is real. They’ve barely begun to speak when they are forced to fight an unexpected foe. But before the final battle against the Nall and the Void begins, all must search within themselves to discover what part they will play to achieve their destiny—and to summon the bravery they’ll need to see it through.
Reader Advisory: This book contains graphic battle scene violence and medical play, as well as references to rape and torture. There is also a scene involving urethral sounds.


Sci-Fi is not usually my cup of tea, and the first book in the Soul Match series started a little slow for me, but Morticia Knight has made a convert of this sci-fi rookie. Fighting for All, the final book in the Soul Match series was a culmination of an earth shattering, cataclysmic battle for the survival of humans and Alasharians.

Chris and his Alasharian mates must lead the final battle for the survival of the two species so that they may prosper in love and harmony on Earth. All the while the forces must join together to eradicate the Nall and the Void. As the new spiritual leader, chosen by Sha Sha Ar, Chris came to terms with his role in the rebellion and the fight for existence.

Lasar and Nary, Chris’s mates put sexy on the alien market as did all the Alasharian’s. Fighting for All was well-written and brought all the unanswered questions to the forefront and delivered answers and happy endings. All the characters from the previous books were intertwined in the final story, adding more realism to a battle hard fought. Through trials and tribulations, blood and tears, the soul matches met their enemy full force and destroyed the evil who threatened their new lives.

Ms. Knight delivered a wonderful book and series and I suggest reading from book one. I laughed. I cried. I cheered. An emotional roller coaster that left me satisfied yet yearning for more.

Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review



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2018 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Friday, May 4, 2018

S.E.X. Review~ The Sinner & The Saint by RJ Scott



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Cover Design: Meredith Russell

Length: 40,000 words approx.

Ellery Mountain Series


Blurb

Army medic Ben Rockwell is in Ellery to work with the Veterans Center creating a new specialist unit for post trauma care. Desperate to make amends for battlefield decisions he regrets, he is focused on the unit and nothing else. Until some stranger moves in next door and throws him a curveball. He’s no hero, even though everyone says he is, and the lies burn inside him.

Leaving drama and chaos in his wake, Nicholas Merrick fled London and is hiding out in his friend Jason’s house, until everything back home dies a death. The choices he made in his life were to keep his best friend safe, but as a result everyone sees him as the bad guy.

When these two meet, the attraction is instant. Can they ever be their true selves, and find love as a result?



Excerpt

Chapter 1

Loud banging, with added yelling, pulled Nick out of a nightmare. After a restless, irritable, crunchy-messy night of tossing and turning, he had finally fallen asleep some time before dawn, and now at fuck o’clock in the morning there was knocking at the front door. And some asshole shouting words that he couldn’t make out. Was this part of his dream? He couldn’t tell.

For the longest time he lay flat on his back, unwilling to move. The sheets were wrapped around him like a mummy, the quilt on the floor, and he was still in that half world between nightmare and reality. Even closing his eyes didn’t help dispel the vivid images of him walking up to the Oscar podium completely naked and with the Queen pointing and laughing at him.

Naked as the day he was born, hanging loose and free, and no one saying a thing. Apart from the laughing that was. Like it was okay that one of the Oscar nominees was walking up the steps free of any and all clothing.

Not to mention no one commented on the Queen throwing popcorn at him.

Yep, it had been that kind of nightmare, and it wasn’t the first time he’d had it. And where the Oscar fear came from he didn’t know. There would never be a chance of an Oscar for. Not for the guy whose acting career had happened by accident and formed only because of a personal rebellion against his straight laced family. His resume included two sequels to the highly profitable, but formulaic, shit-bad, Angels of Bedlam franchise, with his entire fee going charity because he didn’t need the money.

Nick hadn’t been in the first UK funded Bedlam film. Said film had been praised for its ingenious twist on a dark horror romance. No, he was the handy British villain in the next two, the studio cashing in on any money that was left out there in a saturated market by ticking all the boxes. Explosions, tick. Strong, but mostly naked, female lead, tick. Sexy down on his luck, in te wrong place at the wrong time, male lead, tick.

And him, the ubiquitous bad guy with the English accent.

The follow up were certainly not Oscar material, and once Nick pulled his fragmented sleep-addled thoughts into line, he focused on the statistical likelihood of even being nominated for an Oscar in the first place, let alone accepting it naked.

“Fuck me,” he muttered to the empty room and rolled onto his front. The banging had stopped and no one actually knew he was here, so, he wasn’t going to answer the door in a place that wasn’t even his.

Jason McInnery and his husband, Kieran, lived in this stunning home, in the small town of Ellery, Tennessee. Glass floor to ceiling, wide open rooms, a pool in the garden, and the most comprehensive jungle gym he’d ever seen for Jason and Kieran’s son, Jonas. Even the damn guest room was beautiful, a huge wood carving took up nearly one wall, and the view from the window out to the mountain was stunning. At least that was the adjective he was supposed to use for what he could see. Objectively, he could see it was spectacular, but was too lost in confusion since he got here to think about it too much. A quick glance at the clock showed him it was five am, like midnight or something back in London, and still dark in the shadow of the mountain, so he rolled over and pulled the covers up to his neck.

Even in the middle of the chaotic remnants of his nightmare he welcomed the heat that cocooned him and willed the knocking to stop. Which it did. The mess of dreams forgotten, he drifted on as many good thoughts as he could muster and was very nearly asleep when the banging started up again. He groaned and hid his face under the pillow, willing the person creating the noise to go away. Then it ceased again, and he closed his eyes, but didn’t remove the pillow. Dawn was too close now and the room would fill with light because he hadn’t even taken the time to pull the drapes.

Unfortunately, his bladder had other ideas about what he needed to do, and cursing, he grabbed the sheets and untwisted himself. Feet planted on the floor he scrubbed a hand over his face, the untamed beard was just another reminder of everything that was horribly wrong about his life right now. Normally he would have just the right amount of stubble, but the last instalment of Angels of Bedlam, cunningly entitled, Bedlam Adrift, called for him to be a castaway, hence the beard, which he’d left to tangle.

No point in worrying about it anyway. He’d left London to get away from paparazzi, and their incessant need for more, and he was in unofficial hiding. Therefore, no one would see his beard, or his bloodshot eyes.

He caught sight of himself in the mirror.

“Jesus, you look fucked.”

Bedhead. Bags under his eyes. Beard. It was a whole cacophony of B-shit. Yawning widely, he padded across the bedroom to the half bath, emptying his bladder and washing his hands. He’d gone to bed as nature intended. Well, warm nature anyway, completely naked, which probably led to nightmare. Packing back home had been done in less than five minutes, his priority was money, passport, his phone, his laptop and associated chargers. It seemed like his messed-up head hadn’t thought any kind of pajamas were needed, or indeed underwear.

The next choice was shower or bed, and the exhaustion of the past few days, the media attention, making sure Heather was okay, fleeing the UK, ending up here in the middle of rural Tennessee, it was all too much and he sighed.

“Bed it is,” he muttered to his reflection. As soon as he woke up he was going online to order everything he’d forgot to pack. Jason had said to help himself to anything he needed but helping himself to his friend’s clothes didn’t feel right.

He yawned again, and stepped out into the cooler bedroom, eyes only half open.

“Hands where I can see them,” someone shouted, and Nick, startled, his heart pounding, fell backwards into the bathroom, catching himself on the jamb as best he could. He blinked to focus on the man in front of him.

The cop.

The gun.

The cop holding a gun on him. Immediately he raised his hands, and then lowered them to cover his junk, and then raised them again when the cop didn’t move.

RJ’s goal is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, that hint of a happily ever after.

RJ is the author of the over one hundred novels and discovered romance in books at a very young age. She realized that if there wasn’t romance on the page, she could create it in her head, and is a lifelong writer.

She lives and works out of her home in the beautiful English countryside, spends her spare time reading, watching films, and enjoying time with her family.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit and has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

She’s always thrilled to hear from readers, bloggers and other writers. Please contact via the following links below:

Email RJ (rj@rjscott.co.uk)
Goodreads Page
RJ’s Blog
RJ on Twitter
Facebook
Library Thing Page
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The Sinner and the Saint by RJ Scott was a wonderful addition to the Ellery Mountain series and one I have waited patiently for. All the characters in the series are well-developed, likeable and intriguing; Ben and Nick did not disappoint.

The two men were thrown together, as each needed to work on exorcising his own personal demons, and together they came out better on the other end.

I loved Ben’s bravado and take-charge attitude, and Nick’s big heart left this reader swooning. Sexy men who are even sexier together.

The storyline and infusion of helping those returning from was always held a special place in my heart~ a group society sometimes overlooks. Ms. Scott does a lovely job of creating realism throughout without patronizing the masses.

Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review



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2018 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Friday, April 27, 2018

S.E.X. Review~ Test of Valor by Keira Andrews

They’re free of the White House, but can their forbidden romance survive in the real world?
With his father no longer president, twenty-two-year-old Rafa Castillo can finally be with ex-Secret Service agent Shane Kendrick. Shane’s given up his career for Rafa, a move his fellow agents question the sanity and morality of. Eager to get away from the questions and judgement, Rafa and Shane are building a new life together in Australia. Though Shane struggles with nightmares and his over-protective instincts while Rafa fights his own insecurity, they love each other more than ever.
Now they just have to get through a visit from the former president and first lady.
Rafa’s parents certainly don’t approve of his romance with forty-year-old Shane, and they’re determined to make him see reason. They don’t see how their son could possibly be happy settling down with an older man, and they question Shane’s motives. Shane and Rafa just want a normal life together—but when they must suddenly battle for survival, they fight to prove their fierce love can withstand any threat.
This gay romance from Keira Andrews is the conclusion of the Valor duology. It features a May-December age difference, sex on the beach, and of course a happy ending.

Test of Valor, the sequel to Valor on the Move by Keira Andrews was a wonderfully written ending to a nice duet of books.

Rafa and Shane moved onto the next chapter of their lives, love and happiness in Australia. 

Ms. Andrews wrote of family issues and concerns as the two heroes waded through relationship dilemmas with Rafa’s family- the ex-President and First Lady.

Tragedy enveloped the story, but an HEA was delivered leaving this reader smiling and content.

I grew to like Rafa and Shane even more in book two and would recommend.

Sexy & Sizzling
A four handcuff review


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2018 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.