Genre: Erotica

DRAGON AWAKENED by Jaime Rush

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DRAGON AWAKENED by Jaime RushDragon Awakened by Jaime Rush
Series: Hidden #1
Published by Grand Central Publishing on 2013-12-17
Genres: Erotica, Fantasy, Paranormal
Pages: 368
Reviewed by Jo

They are the Hidden. Not quite human. Far from normal.And never, ever safe . . . PLAYING WITH FIRERuby Salazaar wants answers . . . and revenge. Her uncle has just been murdered before her eyes and the name he utters with his final breath - Cyntag - leads Ruby into a world beyond her wildest imaginings. She soon learns that the dark, sexy Cyntag Valeron knows more about her than she does herself. BURNED BY LOVERuby changed Cyn's life before she even knew who he was. Now she charges into his life, a beautiful woman full of fire and questions. Cyn knew this day would come, yet he couldn't foresee the danger - and desires - Ruby would bring with her. He can teach her how to harness her newly awakened powers. But there is one force neither of them can control . . .

Ruby Salazaar was raised by her uncle Moncrief, when her parents died. Moncrief filled Ruby’s world with tales of dragons, magic and other creatures known as the Hidden.  When Ruby receives an urgent call from Moncrief, she rushes to his side only to find him killed by some type of odd glowing orb.  His last breath is a name – a name that Ruby knows from her uncle.  Now she is off to find and kill the man who killed her beloved uncle.

 

Cyntag Valeron is beyond surprised with Ruby shows up at his gym and then threatens him with a gun.  Even more surprising is learning why, that Moncrief is dead and how it happened.  As an over 200 year old dragon, Cyntag knows many things about Ruby that she doesn’t and now it appears it’s all on his shoulders to teach Ruby the truth about her heritage and to help her find out who killed her uncle and why.

 

Ruby can’t believe what Cyntag is telling her – that is until she releases her inner dragon and powers.  Ruby is a child in learning her dragon’s powers and strengths and unfortunately she really doesn’t have the time to learn them along the way.  Cyntag and Ruby split their time between training Ruby and hunting down the answers to just what happened to her uncle.  As the clues come together, it appears that the reason why goes back to when her parents died – now she knows that they were killed.  Along the way, Cyntag and Ruby also discover a passionate love that isn’t going to take ‘no’ for an answer.  All the answers are coming together and the danger is ramping up when Cyntag and Ruby finally know who was behind the glowing orbs, the death of her parents and uncle and the reason really behind it all.  The final battle is going to be a winner take all – the only question is will the team of Cyntag and Ruby have what it takes to win the day and put the magic world back on it’s correct path.

 

Take two feisty dragon shifters and toss in danger, suspense and a deep passion filled with love and you have just the beginning of Cyntag and Ruby’s story in Dragon Awakened.  I was amazed at how much Cyntag tried to control his need of Ruby while trying to show her just what her true being really was and trying to help her solve the mysterious deaths of her parents and uncle.  I really loved how Ruby continued to roll with the punches as each hit came – some worse than others.  When Cyntag and Ruby finally overcame the worse hurtle that should have torn them apart, I knew that nothing would be able to drive them apart except death.  Cyntag and Ruby’s journey to right the wrongs that were done by a totally unexpected source and to fulfill the love that blossomed between them is a fantastic start to a new and exciting series.  I really can’t wait to open up the second book in Ms. Rush’s engaging world.  Dragon Awakened is a rough and tumble story filled with passion, humor, and suspense that makes it a page-turner from start to finish.  I have a feeling that this is going to be a keeper series for sure.

AGAINST THE ROPES by Sarah Castille

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AGAINST THE ROPES by Sarah CastilleAgainst the Ropes by Sarah Castille
Published by Sourcebooks, Incorporated on 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica
Pages: 349
Reviewed by Miranda

He scared me. He thrilled me. And after one touch, all I could think about was getting more... Makayla never thought she'd set foot in an elite mixed martial arts club. But if anyone needs a medic on hand, it's these guys. Then again, at her first sight of the club's owner, she's the one feeling breathless. The man they call Torment is all sleek muscle and restrained power. Whether it's in the ring or in the bedroom, he knows exactly when a soft touch is required and when to launch a full-on assault. He always knows just how far he can push. And he's about to tempt Makayla in ways she never imagined...

While giving her friend a helping hand, straight-laced Makayla ends up in more trouble than she can handle.  Makayla and her friend are taking money at the door of an illegal MMA tourney when she runs into a man determined to torment all her waking and dreaming hours.  Torment is a star fighter and uses his own gym for MMA tournaments.  He is caught off guard by the spunky beauty that runs into his club determined to track down a line jumper.  Once he gets her attention he is not letting her go.  Makayla doesn’t know how to handle this sexy fighter with the alpha attitude but she is willing to give it a try considering he makes her want to drool.  These two opposites are attracting but can they find love?

 

Sarah Castille’s Against the Ropes is a hard hitting romance with a hot couple and a dash of suspense.  Poor Makayla has a hysterical first meeting with Torment.  I could not stop laughing.  The humor is great but the sex appeal is even better.  Torment and Makayla definitely know how to heat things up fast!  I love Torment’s strong Alpha attitude.  He definitely has the, “you are my woman, I will take care of you” thing down pat.

SECRET PASSIONS by Loribelle Hunt

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SECRET PASSIONS by Loribelle HuntSecret Passions by Loribelle Hunt
Series: Forbidden Passions #4
Published by Samhain Publishing on 2013-11-19
Genres: Erotica, Paranormal
Pages: 141
Reviewed by Miranda

How do you claim the heart of a fox? Tempt her into giving it up. Forbidden Passions, Book 5Though Sara Beth Reynard shuns the spotlight, her sensual animal nature always draws unwanted attention. On the rare occasions she leaves fox territory to supervise a construction project, humans are her number one hassle. When the discovery of human/animal DNA makes her a sleazy tabloid’s lead story, Sara finds the whole thing laughable. Right up until some goon attempts to kidnap her. Worse, her alpha sends her to the wereeagles, clan of her childhood nemesis, for help. Patrick Aquila takes one look at the grown-up version of “Foxy”, and wants to peel away all her layers of uptight and proper. His attempt to show her a night of lighthearted fun turns into an off-the-charts explosion of passion. But romance among weres is never that simple. Patrick is in a race against time to convince Sara Beth they belong together, and find the snitch who is feeding information to not just one stalker, but two. The reporter who wants to hang her out to dry, and a hunter who wants to hand her over to her worst nightmare. Warning: A reluctant fox, a sexy alpha eagle willing to pull every erotic trick in the book to keep her, and an obsessed big game hunter.

Fox shifter Sara Beth Reynard is in trouble. She is forced to seek help from the last person she wants when someone tries to kidnap her.  Eagle shifter Patrick Aquila is surprised by the powerful attraction he feels to grown-up Sara Beth. After all, he used to pick on his little “Foxy.”  The thought of her being in danger angers him greatly and he is determined to do anything to protect her.  Protecting her may be a lot easier than convincing her they are mates.  Sara Beth finds it hard to believe that Patrick could ever be satisfied with her.  Will Patrick be able to keep her safe and convince her of his love?

 

Secret Passions is an exciting romance!  Sara Beth and Patrick have excellent chemistry in and out of the bedroom.  I love the scene where they are reunited in the beginning of the book and Patrick realizes how attracted he is to her.  The suspense plotline is interesting but not a huge part of the story.  The couple definitely stays center stage.  Sara Beth’s character is a bit insecure which is nice to see every once in a while in a shifter story.  While she doesn’t like it when Patrick calls her “foxy” I think it is quite funny.  Secret Passions is another great addition to the Forbidden Passions series. Secret Passions can be read as a standalone. However, if you are a Forbidden Passions lover it is a lot of fun hearing about what is happening in some of the former couple’s lives.

A LONG, HOT SUMMER by Delilah Devlin

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A LONG, HOT SUMMER by Delilah DevlinA Long, Hot Summer by Delilah Devlin
Series: Triplehorn Brand #3
Published by Samhain Publishing on 2013-08-13
Genres: Erotica, Western
Pages: 101
Reviewed by Miranda

One shared past. One weekend to make things right—and make it last forever. The TripleHorn Brand, Book 3Sarah Colby has never quite managed to shake off the emotional scars her ex-husband left behind. Nor has she been able to shed the shame of the one indiscretion that still haunts her memories. When she asks the Triplehorn Ranch for help to move her cattle to an auction, the man they send has her working double-time to shore up the walls around her heart. He’s older now, harder—and hotter—but he’s the same Tommy Triplehorn she couldn’t resist all those years ago. Tommy couldn’t be happier that his brothers have settled down, but he’s feeling a little smothered by all the domesticity. At the same time, carousing and drinking no longer appeal—and he thinks he knows why. Sarah Colby. He’s waited too long for her to get over being ashamed of what they shared. He’s old enough to know what he wants. It’s her, and he’s going to use every second of their time together to dismantle her resistance. Even if he has to call in a little backup. Warning: A cowboy on a mission to prove to the woman he loves that the only number that matters is the number of fantasies he’s willing to fulfill—even if it means sharing her for a night.

Eight years ago Sarah Colby gave in to her feelings for Tommy Triplehorn.  Neither has been able to truly put that dalliance behind them.  Tommy’s feelings for Sarah are eating him alive.  Now that Sarah needs a little help, Tommy is determined to use their time together to seduce her once again.  Will his plan lead to love or will he end up heartbroken?

 

It is official Tommy Triplehorn is a stud!  A stud who knows what he wants and is willing to go after it!  It is a good thing he is stubborn because Ms. Sarah Colby is set on not giving into her lustful feelings for Tommy.  These two steam up the pages with their attraction and banter.  A Long, Hot Summer is the perfect novel to heat up these cold winter nights!  It features the perfect amount of sex and romance.

REAVER by Larissa Ione

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REAVER by Larissa IoneReaver by Larissa Ione
Series: Demonica #10
Published by Forever, Grand Central Publishing on 2013-12-17
Genres: Erotica, Fantasy, Paranormal
Pages: 416
Reviewed by Jo

Harvester risked everything to protect the four horsemen and keep the world from falling apart and just when she should be thinking it was a job well done, someone informed her father, Satan, that she was a traitor to him and her time in hell has just become very, very real.

 

Reaver is an angel who fell and then regained his wings through his quick actions and helping the innocent.  He also learned, belatedly, that he was the real father of the four horsemen and he is quickly trying to catch up on all the time with them that he lost all these years.

 

When a family get together of Reaver’s children families happens and someone uses it to hurt several of them, he wastes no time trying to find what happened and who was behind it.  The trail to those answers seems to lead to getting Harvester away from Hell and back into the Earth realm.  While his children do not believe that Harvester would harm them or their families, Reaver isn’t sure about anything right now.  All he knows is that rescuing her won’t be easy because of their past history, and of course getting out of Hell is never an easy thing.  Harvester wants nothing to do with Reaver, but when she learns about what has happened to the four horsemen, she is totally behind him and so their dangerous journey begins.  Along the way, answers to questions they never even dreamed of asking show Reaver and Harvester that the passion between them was always there and meant to be – even with the ups and downs of fate and a meddling Archangel. Reaver and Harvester might finally be able to have the forever that should have been theirs so long ago, but only if they can get past the last of the betrayals that seek to tear them apart once and for all.

 

Neither Heaven nor Hell are safe when two Angels who risked everything find out about betrayals against them and re-discover a passion that was always theirs in Reaver.  I have wondered about both Reaver and Harvester through both of the series that they appeared in, Demonica and Lords of Deliverance.  I knew that there had to be major history between them and was there.  I just couldn’t believe what both of these amazing people had gone through and yet, when they had a chance to finally have their forever after, nothing, and I do mean nothing, was going to stop them.  I was torn because I wanted to rush through the book and yet I didn’t want their story to end either.  I found each and every turn held my attention and the way Reaver and Harvester found their passion again and they fought for it by all means possible had me cheering for them.  I cheered even louder when Reaver and Harvester were able to return something that had been taken by the most horrible betrayal.  At the end, I found much more than one happy ending and proof that all the characters I have loved in both series would do just fine – even with the ups and downs that faced them.  Reaver takes hold of you and just won’t let go from the first page until the back cover is closed the last time.

DESIRED by Stacey Kennedy

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GRAVITATIONAL ATTRACTION by Angel Martinez

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WILLING SACRIFICE by Joey W. Hill

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TEXAS TANGLE by Leah Braemel

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ME AND MRS. JONES by Marie Rochelle

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