Author: Stacey Kennedy

DESIRED by Stacey Kennedy

DESIRED by Stacey Kennedy

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DESIRED by Stacey KennedyDesired by Stacey Kennedy
Series: Club Sin #3
Published by Random House Publishing Group on 2014-07-22
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica
Pages: 256
Reviewed by Jo

Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey are sure to love Desired, USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy’s latest seductive, electrifying novel of Club Sin, where fantasy becomes reality.   Kyler Morgan, Master at the legendary Club Sin in Las Vegas, knows how to give women what they want—too well. He hasn’t had a real challenge in a long time. Then Ella Snow enters his life. Beautiful, inhibited, and innocent in the ways of submission and domination, Ella is the new blood he’s been lusting after. Soon, the thrill of training her to embrace his world brings forth desires Kyler cannot control.   After ending an abusive relationship, Ella makes a promise to herself to start living life to the fullest. It’s one of the reasons she seeks out Club Sin. Here, Kyler’s every touch is a lesson in liberation, stirring passions that have no bounds. But as she falls under Kyler’s command, Ella discovers that some secrets are so dark they must come to light. Submission alone may not be enough to save her, leaving her Master with only one question: How can he help Ella heal while unlocking the deep pleasures she craves?   Desired is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

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Ella Snow is coming out of a bad marriage and is starting her life over completely.  Part of that was accepting a challenge to live her life like she would die in six months.  Her first act on that challenge was to move to Las Vegas and get a job.  While at her new boss’s wedding, Ella suddenly comes face to face on just how lonely she really is. But that isn’t enough to end her challenge to herself and when one of the sexy groomsmen approaches her, Ella doesn’t say no to anything.

 

Kyler Morgan is one of the Masters at Club Sin and a cop in Las Vegas.  When he is asked to be one of the groomsmen at fellow Master, Aidan’s wedding, he accepts.  During the reception Kyler notices a beautiful woman that he has never seen before.  Before he can act, Kyler is warned about Ella by Aidan himself because she is Aidan’s legal assistant and very vanilla, but Kyler isn’t scared off by any of that.

 

One night of erotic passion was enough to show Kyler that Ella was submissive in nature.  Once he learned of her self challenge, he had the perfect way to find out if she could be a Submissive for his Dom.  Ella never expected her challenge to lead her into a BDSM club or to find herself dating one of the club’s Masters.  It takes very little time for both Kyler and Ella to discover that Ella is a perfect Sub, but also quickly becomes apparent to Kyler that Ella is keeping a big secret that is affecting her ability to trust him.  Ella’s immediate past has come to Vegas and Ella is trying to handle it herself while getting in deeper and deeper with Kyler.  When Kyler unexpectedly learns Ella’s secret, he needs her to tell him herself and to find a way to make Ella’s hurt go away permanently.  Ella’s worse fears happen when Kyler and the other couples from Club Sin find out exactly what she has been trying to handle on her own.  Ella learns the true meaning of love and friendship after a night that could have torn apart the life she had come to love.  Now it’s time for Ella and Kyler to discover if they can jump that last hurdle to take them into that loving relationship that all Doms and Subs search for.

 

When a sexy Cop who happens to be a Dom finds his perfect Sub in a legal assistant who has never experienced the BDSM lifestyle, can they find the path to a forever relationship?  Ella and Kyler both have lots of hurdles to overcome so they can be together forever in Desired.  All of the Ms. Kennedy’s Club Sin books have been intense so far, as well as erotic, but I have to say that Ella and Kyler’s story was the most intense yet.  I hurt when I read just what Ella lost when she faced the truth of her marriage and why she started over and I loved her self challenge.  Kyler was exactly what I thought of when I think of a cop who was a Master Dom.  I loved how Kyler lead Ella into his lifestyle and showed her just what they could be together.  I could see why Ella thought she had to deal with her problems herself and to not trust even the legal system she worked in herself.  I really loved how tight Ella and Kyler came together even from the beginning and also how Aidan did his best to protect her without knowing exactly what was wrong.  Kyler and Ella’s story had me so intrigued that I ended up reading it into the night and being very, very tired the next day.

 

There were so many things that I like and loved about Ella and Kyler’s story, that I just have to Joyfully Recommend Desired as a story you won’t want to put down.  Stacey Kenndy has written a tale full of discovery, true friendship, and a passion that is worth the journey it took to grab hold of it.  You don’t have to read the other Club Sin books in order, but I just bet that once you read one, you will go back for the others.

THE CAT’S MEOW by Stacey Kennedy

THE CAT’S MEOW by Stacey Kennedy

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THE CAT’S MEOW by Stacey KennedyThe Cat's Meow by Stacey Kennedy
Series: Witch's Brew #1
Published by Entangled Publishing, LLC Genres: Urban Fantasy
Reviewed by Jo

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Libby works for her coven as their Enchantress – that is a witch who can conjure spells as her gift from the Goddess.  It also means that whenever anything strange or bad happens in their area, Libby is sent out to find out what happened and track down who was behind it so they can be punished.  Right now she has a case where cats are being killed and something about it is strange.  However, Libby is going to find out who is behind it.  Now it seems she has been given some unexpected help from the coven, a mysterious and sexy warlock named Kale.

Kale might be a new ward for the coven but he knows exactly what his job is and he is certainly strong enough to keep Libby safe.  Kale also has his own reasons for being assigned to Libby. What Kale didn’t expect was to enjoy Libby’s sass as much as he did nor did he expect the immediate attraction that hit him hard when they met. 

Libby believes that the only reason Kale was assigned to “help” her is because the coven is looking for a reason to get rid of her because of her attitude.  Now she is determined to show Kale just how good she really is at her job and begins to pull out some spells she had been working on but hadn’t really tried much yet.  Kale is very impressed by Libby and he tries to tell her that he isn’t trying to judge her for the coven.  Libby still isn’t sure, especially since he won’t answer her questions about who he is and what he’s doing.  When their investigation proves that there is something much larger going on and it’s directed at one of the largest foundations of the magical community, Libby and Kale are going to need to find a way to trust each other and to accept the passion that has been growing between them.  All the events have led to one night and a major showdown; it’s a do or die situation for Libby, Kale and the entire magical community.  When the morning comes who will have won the night and have the many secrets Kale kept from Libby ended any chance they have at a future together?

Take one sassy and take charge witch and one sexy and fierce warlock, stir well and you have a passion that will rock the magic community for a good long while which was the formula forThe Cat’s Meow.  The instant distrust at the same time as the instant attraction told me right off, this was going to be an interesting book.  Libby and Kale’s personalities were the exact opposites and it seemed so was their magic.  I loved watching as Libby began with an aggressive offense against what she believed Kale was really doing as much as I felt sorry for Kale trying to prove he was a good guy and not out to do anything to her while not being able to answer her many questions.  As the danger became clearer, I could tell that Libby and Kale were becoming much closer even with the trust issue.  I also loved how Libby was being given a chance to become an even more powerful enchantress with Kale’s help.  The night of the final battle, many of the answers became clear, which was both good and bad for Libby and Kale’s relationship.  They might have won the battle but I was so afraid that Kale and Libby had lost their war, but the night wasn’t over yet and I discovered that Kale was the master of many things – including the passion between him and Libby.

The Cat’s Meow was fast paced and a mixture of sass filled comments, a building passion with explosive potential, and a magical suspense – all of which had me wondering what each new page would bring.  I ended up reading this in one sitting (sleep is so overrated) because I just couldn’t wait to see what new thing would be introduced to Libby and Kale.  I had to Joyfully Recommend The Cat’s Meow because of the fulfilling plot line and the fact that the entire book had me smiling and laughing even when I want to shake my head in disgust at something that was going on.  It is a great addition to any magic library – on the lighthearted side – yes, even with the intense suspense, I found.

CLAIMED by Stacey Kennedy

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CLAIMED by Stacey KennedyClaimed by Stacey Kennedy
Series: Club Sin #1
Published by LoveSwept, Random House LLC on 2013-08-05
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica
Pages: 230
Reviewed by Jo

Presley Flynn is ripe to experience her secret fantasies . . . and Dmitri Pratt wants nothing more than to fulfill them. Once inside the elite Club Sin in Las Vegas, Presley is nervous but excited—and determined to surrender to her every desire. Dmitri is her Master, and his touch is like fire. With each careful, calculated caress, he unleashes her wildest inhibitions, giving her unimagined pleasure.   Presley is different than the other submissives Dmitri has mastered. The BDSM lifestyle is new to her, and so are the games they play at Club Sin. From the start, Presley stirs emotions in Dmitri far beyond the raw purity between a dom and the perfect sub. For the ecstasy they share goes beyond the dungeon, igniting a passion that claims the very depths of the heart.   Claimed is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

Presley Flynn moved to Las Vegas with her fiancé for a new beginning, but it soon became apparent that the relationship would not work.  Now Presley lives with a friend and is trying something that will erase her feeling of discontentment.  At the suggestion of her roommate, Presley is headed for an interview at the dungeon with the head master.  The theory is that Presley is a submissive and what she needs is a master to help satisfy all her needs.  Presley isn’t sure but she is willing to try.

Dmitri Pratt runs Club Sin and personally interviews every person who wants a membership, be they a Dom or a Sub.  Today he is waiting on a Sub’s roommate that he has agreed to see and decide if his club will work or not for her.  Dmitri hasn’t had a personal sub for quite awhile but he keeps an open mind.  When Presley walks in, at first Dmitri is amused at how nervous she is and as they talk he is intrigued.  Not only does he want Presley a part of his dungeon, but he wants to be the dom to train her.  A very unusual decision.

As Presley learns the ins and outs of BDSM and the club, she begins to think that maybe this is exactly what she needed.  It also helps that Dmitri is the person leading her through her training – the sparks between them are many and red hot every time they are together.  As Dmitri and Presley get closer and closer, their time together becomes more personal and even loving – something that doesn’t always happen between doms and their subs.  Presley has just about completed her training and there are other doms at the club who are hoping to become her permanent dom, but will Presley agree to that and can Dmitri give up the woman who has come to mean so much to him? 

A woman looking for a missing part meets a man who needs the perfect woman to make him whole again in Claimed.  Presley and Dmitri’s first meeting is just enough to foreshadow the passion that erupts between them as they come to know each other.  I loved how Presley went forward with going into Club Sin and her interview with Dmitri even as nervous as she was.  Right way I could tell that Dmitri would be the perfect Dom for Presley – his actions with a nervous new sub both firm and gentle.  Watching as Presley and Dmitri came closer and closer as her training progressed and also seeing all the sparks that happened with every scene had me hoping that their relationship would extend past the club.  But even I was amazed at how far they came in such a short amount of time.  Tension filled scenes became erotic lovemaking and it was no surprise that passion followed close after that.  I loved watching as Presley came into herself and accepted this last part of herself with Dmitri’s guiding hand.

Claimed is both an erotic and passionate journey towards love in a world that not everyone can grow in.  For Presley and Dmitri, strength and rules can still leave a huge amount of room for passion when it’s the right people.

WEREWOLVES BE DAMNED by Stacey Kennedy

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WEREWOLVES BE DAMNED by Stacey KennedyWerewolves Be Damned by Stacey Kennedy
Series: Magic & Mayhem #1
Published by Entangled Publishing, LLC on 2013-04-15
Genres: Fantasy, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Urban
Pages: 267
Reviewed by Jo

Nexi Jones—part witch, part guardian, and wannabe kick-ass warrior—can’t throw a punch or conjure the simplest magic. But that doesn’t stop her from hunting the werewolves who slaughtered her human family. She’ll have her revenge, but only if Kyden, the elite guardian, would get the hell out of her way.Kyden can’t decide if Nexi wants to get herself killed or if she just has no clue what she’s doing. But her father made it clear: keep Nexi safe…or else. Of course, the more Nexi runs toward revenge, the more she needs Kyden’s aid, and as she grows into her power and confidence, so does his desire to protect her. The only problem? She’d rather he dropped dead.But when a vampire paints a bull's-eye on Nexi’s back, she’s hard-pressed to deny Kyden and the help he’s offering. Even if it means getting her revenge will be a little bit harder. At least it will still be as sweet.

Nexi Jones is in a new life after learning what she had always known was a lie.  Nexi was born half a witch and half a guardian and so far is the only one like that known to exist.  Now after being saved by guardians when her adopted family is killed, Nexi has found herself in the Otherworld surrounded by people whose job it is to protect human kind from others who prey on them.  Nexi has to learn the skills to use the powers from both sides of her biology so that she can be the person she was always meant to be.  One of those helping her or alternately making her mad is a sexy guardian named Kyden. 

Kyden is one of the elite guardians for the Council who rule the Otherworld.  Part of his job is to help train the younger guardians and now his job is to train Nexi and bring out all the potential that is just simmering within her.  It would be much easier to do if he didn’t also want to get her horizontal on or against any surface that was handy.  There is another problem in that Kyden knows that Nexi is only willing to learn to be a guardian warrior right now so she can revenge her adopted parents’ murders.  Kyden is searching for a way to help Nexi achieve her goals and obtain all the power that is within her without letting her lose herself in the need for revenge.

Nexi and Kyden have been sent on a mission to find out why werewolves are suddenly breaking the rules left and right and have no fear of being brought to the Council’s justice.  During the investigation, Nexi learns that the same werewolves who killed her adopted parents are also behind this madness.  Now she just has to figure out a way to get them cornered and end them.  Much easier said than done as Nexi is also learning that the majority, and also the leader of the werewolves, are honorable people and against killing humans.  While on this mission, Nexi and Kyden’s feelings explode into mind stopping passion.  The mission takes on a more serious nature now that Nexi is a full guardian and both Kyden and Nexi want to protect the other when out.  A trap has been set, but who is it going to catch – the werewolves or the guardians? And just where are Nexi and Kyden and their blooming love going to end up?

Two strong willed people learn about passion, strength and compromise as they battle evil to protect the innocent in Werewolves Be Damned.  I loved how Nexi and Kyden just meshed together so naturally both as lovers and as kicking guardians.  I was worried at first that the anger and need for revenge would blind Nexi to what really mattered, but with Kyden’s love and that of those around her in the Otherworld, she was able to do what needed to be done without losing herself.  I watched as Kyden learned to support Nexi while still fighting with her when it was needed.  The feelings and passion between them all but leapt off the pages from the very beginning until the last page was turned.  This isn’t my first time with Nexi and Kyden, and yet this time there was just so much more in their relationship and the story.  Don’t get me wrong, I loved them the first time around but now I can’t wait to see the next several chapters as their romance blooms and they fight evil together.  Werewolves Be Damned is fast paced and action packed, be it through the passion or the fighting. A page turner that will remain on my e-reader for a long time to come.  Okay, so where is the next one at?

 

ETERNALLY DEVOTED by Stacey Kennedy

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ETERNALLY DEVOTED by Stacey KennedyEternally Devoted by Stacey Kennedy
Series: Frostbite #4
Published by Self Published Genres: Urban Fantasy
Reviewed by Jo

Tess Jennings has been on a hunt to find a way to get her ghost lover Kipp McGowen’s spirit back into his body before it’s too late.  Along the way Tess has had to face many things about her gifts and how they brought her to the love of her life.  Now all of the clues have lead to one place and Tess is worried that she might be running out of time to make sure that Kipp is whole again and maybe, just maybe, they can have the future their love demands.

Tess made a promise to gain the help she believes is needed to save Kipp.  She agreed to find out who murdered the grand master of the Animus, however, even with the help of his ghost, it appears someone really doesn’t want the truth to come out.  As Tess’s dual hunts leads to more questions than answers, frustration sets in and just when Tess is beginning to believe she will lose Kipp, the answers to everything are suddenly right in front of her.  Kipp’s ghost is gone but where did it go and was it in time to save Kipp and their love.

A mystical journey to save a lover brings danger and suspense, but in the end it’s love that wins the day in Eternally Devoted.  I have been rooting for Tess and Kipp since they first met and I have say by the time I turned the last page, I’m pretty sure I had a goofy smile on my face and a yea in my throat.  I loved how much Tess has grown as her journey to save Kipp went on.  I also enjoyed watching Tess see how much her gifts help rather than just be a pita to her.  I have always known that Tess and Kipp had to be together, but I had to admit that there were a couple of times I wondered just how that would happen and on which side of the veil they would be.  Eternally Devoted is a suspense filled ending to a path that leads to the best type of forever – the kind filled with lasting passion. 

If you haven’t already started reading Tess and Kipp’s adventures, then I have to encourage you to start at the beginning and follow the story in order. You won’t regret it.

 

MYSTICALLY BOUND by Stacey Kennedy

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BARED by Stacey Kennedy

BARED by Stacey Kennedy

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