Author: Elizabeth Coldwell

INTO THE ARENA by Elizabeth Coldwell

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INTO THE ARENA by Elizabeth ColdwellInto the Arena by Elizabeth Coldwell
Series: Lionhearts #4
Published by Pride Publishing Genres: MM, Paranormal

Working as a waiter in his father’s restaurant in Padua, Italy, lion shifter Cesare Bianco is tired of everyone kneeling to the will of his corrupt uncle Vito, the pride’s Alpha.  Cesare tries and fails to topple his Alpha after his uncle cheats during their fight.

 

Banished from his home town Cesare is forced to hitch a ride to Rome.  Lady luck is on his side however when the owner of a Hollywood catering service hires the waiter minutes from the gates of Rome.

 

Actor Hayden Skarz has paid his dues with odd jobs and small parts.  Nailing an audition he’s hired to star in a much anticipated Sci-Fi film with blockbuster potential.  Finally Hayden’s reached the big time.

 

Feeding the film crew and actors for the first time Cesare is instantly aware of Hayden when the man gets his lunch.  As for the star he doesn’t understand why the catering assistant calls to him on such a primal level.  Hayden has no way of knowing he’s the lion’s mate and Cesare is well aware there will never be another for him.  The shifter wants only the best for his mate, but someone else is tired of waiting to be noticed.  Very tired and growing restless, dangerous…

 

The fourth installment in the sensual Lionhearts series unfolds in Into the Arena.  Honorable Cesare bounces back from a crushing blow and discovers his true mate in this entertaining addition to the popular series.  The lion shifter and the actor enjoy a sexy romance as little clues are dropped about a stalker whose rage is escalating.  Though Cesare’s lion plays a pivotal role at the start and finish he’s missed during the bulk of their love story.  Into the Arena nonetheless has an inventive romance with a well deserved, happy ending.

MAESTRO by Elizabeth Coldwell

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MAESTRO by Elizabeth ColdwellMaestro by Elizabeth Coldwell
Series: Paramour Collection #3
Published by Totally Bound Genres: BDSM, Contemporary

Jaclyn Wiltshire, more commonly known as Jax, lives for opera and she really loves her job as the chief costume designer.  While she is cleaning up costumes from the last performance at the London Opera Company, Jax is approached by the company’s artistic director to learn just who the male lead will be and to discuss some of the costumes with him.  Jax can’t believe who she will have in her hot little hands for the run of the show.  Even if she is years older than him, no one says she can’t look and dream while fitting him for his costumes.

 

Kieran Vale is the hottest male lead in opera right now and while he may be young, Kieran knows his own mind in all things.  So when he meets the chief costumer for his newest show, Kieran knows right away that Jax is the woman for him.  But first he has to show her that he is much more than a great body and vocal cords.

 

Jax finds it hard to believe that Kieran wants anything more than a mild flirt with her, yet when she is given a chance to share a hidden passion with him, Jax gives into her dreams.  As their nights heat up, things get a bit kinky and the entire time Jax is waiting for Kieran to tell her their fling is over. Jax has wondered if she will ever have a family like her friends have. Kieran wants to give everything to Jax, if only she can get past her fear that he will leave her for someone younger and sexier. As if.

 

When a younger man finds the woman of his dreams in an older woman he is trusting his body to, it’s going to take every bit of his abilities to prove their passion is just the beginning of a lasting love.  Kieran takes on just that job with Jax in Maestro.  Jax was a character I just loved from the very beginning with her well-rounded life, and I found myself hoping that the only piece missing would be just around the corner.  Actually, Kieran was in her design studio at the opera company and hot enough to melt the fabrics.  I loved just how Kieran threw down the kid gloves when he went after Jax.  There were many places where I laughed and a few where I was shaking my head at what was happening.  Best of all, I loved how Jax and Kieran found their way around the worse type of mischief that could have torn them apart.  Maestro is exactly like a firecracker: short, hot, and filled with sparks. Yet, I never felt like I was missing something when it was over. That is a true mark of a well done novella.  Bravo Ms. Coldwell.

NIGHT VOICES by Elizabeth Coldwell

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NIGHT VOICES by Elizabeth ColdwellNight Voices by Elizabeth Coldwell
Published by Totally Bound Genres: BDSM, Contemporary

Laurie Macari has been the hottest thing in night radio for many, many years so when he is told that his ratings have dropped so low compared to other shows in his time slot, Laurie isn’t happy. Yet, he totally is not expecting to be told that he is going to be sharing his show with a sex doctor a couple of nights a week.  Just what he needs…a dried up prune spouting sex advice that she might have never experienced herself—at least that is what Laurie visualizes in his mind.

 

Dr. Roxy Rose is anything but dried up or old.  In fact, she is one heck of a head turner.  Roxy is excited to be part of a nightly show, even if only a couple nights a week.  But first she needs to prove to Laurie that she isn’t trying to take over his show, just pump it up.  Right after meeting Laurie, Roxy knows she would love to pump him up, but he is so against her that Roxy doesn’t think she will ever get a chance with him.

 

Laurie might have been against Roxy, yet he learns while watching her interact with his callers that she is much more than a sex doctor and a beautiful woman.  Working in such close quarters and talking about sex has an effect on both Laurie and Roxy—an effect that has them erupting into passion one night.  The next few weeks show Laurie and Roxy that sometimes even the experts can be shown new tricks as Laurie proves to Roxy that sometimes surrendering to new experiences can bring the best kind of passion.  This is one night time radio show that is melting the radio waves.

 

When a nighttime radio voice and a doctor of sex join forces, the outcome can only be one filled with erotic passion.  Roxy and Laurie will fight a subtle war and both come out the winners in Night Voices.  Wow!  I swear I could feel the emotions come through my reader as I watched Laurie and Roxy find their balance and passion while turning up the ratings in their night talk show.  I have to admit there were more than a couple of times I wondered if blows were going to happen instead of kisses.  However, I knew for sure that all would be well when Laurie gave Roxy a pretty sexy challenge, and she accepted it.  By the end of the book, I could tell that they really had won the best prize of all—a lifetime of passion.  Night Voices is like a whisper in the night that starts out soft and subtle and seduces you as it grows until you give in and are happy to have done so.  Hmm…that sounds exactly like something Roxy would say to try with Laurie’s full approval.

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