Wednesday, March 11, 2009

One Silent Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Wow, it's been some time since I last posted. So sorry. The holidays and getting back on track took much longer than I expected. In the meantime, I have had a chance to read a lot of books when my muse was being very difficult. But I'm hoping to be back on a more regular basis.

Okay, who would have thought that a book based on the enemy (bad guy) would be so intriguing and good? But then, all villains have histories, right? I was at first weary about Stryker’s book, however, I know how his life is very much attached to Ash and several other regular characters in the Dark Hunter series.

Though the story is centered on Stryker, we are also thrown into subplots that bring more information that are surprising. The greatest thing about the book (in my opinion) was seeing more of Nick. :D Yeah, Ash if my absolute favorite character, but Nick has always been my #2. I won’t spoil any surprises, but perhaps, in the long run, he and Ash won’t be enemies after all.

Okay, back to Stryker. It was nice to see that he actually has emotions and regrets in his life. And I never dreamed that there was a woman alive that held so much power over him.

Mrs. Kenyon did a wonderful job on this book. She made the reader fall for a villain, though, is he really a villain? Only the reader can decide. But she did a terrific job at bringing together enemies in a truce to save those they love.

This is a “don’t miss” book in the long running Dark Hunter series.

One Silent Night
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Publisher: St. Martins
Format: paperback
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Available at bookstores like Barnes & Noble, Waldenbooks, Borders, Books A Million,, etc...

While the world carries on unawares, Stryker, who leads an army of demons and vampires, is plotting an all out onslaught against his enemies--which, unfortunately for us, includes the entire human race. To avenge his sister, Stryker prepares to annihilate the Dark-Hunters. But things go awry when his oldest enemy returns. Enter his ex-wife. Zephyra. Just when he thought nothing could stop him, he's now embroiled in a centuries old war with a shrew who gives new meaning to pain and a shrew who is the only woman he's ever really loved.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Slave Boy by Evangeline Anderson

I’m a fan of Evangeline Anderson. Especially her gay stories. Her book, The Assignment, was the first e-book I read and fell in love with the story and inspired me to actually try writing gay fiction for publishment. So, of course, when Ms. Anderson released a new gay book, I had to get it.

I wasn’t disappointed. Though I’m not a huge sci-fi nut (I have to like the author before I read most), but I started reading without judgment. Slave boy is a hot story. It was filled with sexy scenes, BDSM elements, and some interesting characters that a reader could really hate. Let’s not forget the suspense as Haven and his novice (Light Bringer in training), Wren declare their love though it was forbidden.

This is a classic story of soulmates. How can one go wrong with that theme?

Slave Boy
Evangeline Anderson
Publisher: Loose-Id
Genre: Gay, sci-fi/futuristic
Format: e-book

Haven is a Master of the Order of the Light--a revered sect of mediators and healers that roam the galaxy righting wrongs. Ten years ago he bought a ragged slave boy from Rigel Six and brought him to live at the Temple of Light on Radiant. As Wren's master and mentor, Haven knows the young man is off limits, so he keeps his forbidden feelings for his novice under wraps, vowing never to act on them.

Wren has been in love with his master from the moment he laid eyes on him. Haven rescued him from a life of sexual slavery and his gratitude is exceeded only by his desire for the tall, broad shouldered man he calls Master.

When the pair are sent to mediate a conflict aboard the huge Tiberion war ship, Haven discovers that he must have a pleasure slave to fulfill the local customs. Wren offers to play the part but will his role as Haven's slave boy bring back too much of his painful past? And how can Haven keep his vows of chastity when he is forced to use Wren in the most forbidden way? In a matter of life or death, both men must act on their hidden desires and hope not to lose each other forever.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, branding, dubious consent, exhibitionism, male/male sexual practices, strong violence, voyeurism.

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Eight Nights by Keira Andrews

Tis the season for lots of Christmas/holiday stories. I’ve got a few in my book folder and it looks like I’ll probably read them again before Christmas is actually here. (Gotta refresh my memory and make sure they are still available before I post anything here). However, I’ve had this one sitting there for some time and just hadn’t gotten around to reading. With December in full swing, tree up, decorations hung, how could I not take the time?

This is my first time reading Keira Andrews. As a fellow Loose-Id author, I knew it would be well written. I found myself very much drawn into the story. I’m not Jewish and know very little about Hanukkah, so I could relate with the main character, Lucas as he observed his roommate’s family observe many of the traditions that occur during those eight nights.

Of course, the sex between Lucas and Nate (Lucas’s college roommate’s brother) is hot. Nate had wonderful patience as Lucas explored and lost his virginity. The chemistry between the two was steaming and easy going almost right from the start.

Eight Nights has a “happy for now” ending and would love to see more of Lucas and Nate.

This is a sexy read with just the right amount of holiday to make those cold nights a little warmer. ;)

Eight Nights
By Keira Andrews
Publisher: Loose-Id
Genre: Contemporary, Gay, Holiday themed (Festival of Lights Fling)

Lucas McKenzie figures spending the holidays with his annoying roommate's family is better than being alone on campus. The last thing he expects is to lust over Sam's brother -- or for Nate to actually want him back.

They hide their attraction during Hanukkah celebrations, but behind closed doors, Lucas and Nate can't keep their hands (or mouths) off each other. Nate's only looking for a bit of holiday fun, and amazing sex with a hot virgin definitely fits the bill.

Yet as the candles burn, Nate and Lucas begin to realize eight nights will never be enough.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Male/male sexual practices.

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Monday, December 8, 2008

Blue Ruin 2: Close To Me

I’m in lust! I’m a writer of male/male erotic fiction. I love the thought/image of two (or more) gorgeous men together. Though I don’t write yaoi, I enjoy reading it. And then there’s the BDSM genre. I write it and take pleasure in reading it. This story has all the above and makes a great story.

Ms. Strauss does a wonderful job with her characters in the Blue Ruin series. How can one not lust after submissive Blue? Or his dominate partner, Derek? I’ll admit that Blue is my favorite. ;) Ms. Strauss brings in some fantastic new characters. Jodi, April, and let’s not forget Cameron…Blue’s nemesis from his school days and threat to his budding relationship with Derek.

I’m not too keen on Cameron. He’s too brash and gruff for delicate Blue. *sigh* However, having him in the plot really created a lot of conflict for Blue and Derek.

If you a superb story, make sure you check out this series.

Blue Ruin 2: Closer To Me
By Katrina Strauss
Publisher: Loose-Id
Genre: BDSM Romantic Suspense Yaoi

Blue finds pleasure in playing pet to Derek, but is eager to pursue goals outside of their relationship. When Blue starts GED classes and expands his social circle, Derek affords him room to grow, trusting their love is enough to keep his restless pet in line.

That love is put to the test when Cameron Carter reappears in Blue's life. An abusive crush from Blue's school days, Cameron is a reformed adult now and seeks absolution for old wrongs. While Blue must find it in his heart to forgive Cameron, the greater challenge lies in keeping his unrequited desire for the former bully at bay.

Derek's torn between enforcing boundaries and allowing Blue closure to heal old wounds. Meanwhile, Cameron struggles to forgive himself for the pain he once caused the boy he secretly loved. As Cameron and Blue begin the road to recovery, the sizzling chemistry between them can no longer be ignored.

Caught between two strong-willed men, can Blue prove his loyalty to one while denying his attraction for the other, or, is it maybe just possible that Blue can have them both?

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, BDSM (including tethering, humiliation), male/male sexual situations, menage (m/m/m), strong violence.

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Friday, December 5, 2008

Raine by Elizabeth Amber

I really enjoyed the first book of this series, Nicholas. From what I saw of Raine in that book I knew I’d love him…and I wasn’t wrong. Both the hero and heroine are stubborn characters, with their own secrets for their own reason. Of course it’s aggravating and I want to strangle them both, but I held in there and wasn’t disappointed.

So far, Raine is my favorite brother, but then I haven’t read Lyon yet. I’m looking forward to the type of woman who can tame that one. *wiggle eyebrows*

Oh, this is a great book, you should read it.

By Elizabeth Amber
Publisher: Aphrodisia Kensinton
Genre: Historical, Paranormal Romance
Purchase: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other bookstores

AS A LOVER, HIS SKILLS ARE LEGENDARY . . .Middle brother Raine is both sensual and stoic. Scarred by a former wife who could not accept his carnal needs, he wants no part in another marriage. But duty commands that he fulfill his promise to wed King Feydon's second daughter, Jordan...

IN MATTERS OF THE HEART, HE HAS MUCH TO LEARN . . .This loyal satyr begins a search that leads him from Tuscany to romantic Venice, where his beautiful bride awaits, unaware of what passionate delights fate has planned for her. Raine is careful not to reveal his powerful satyr sexuality, for fear of driving yet another woman away. But unbeknownst to him, Jordan is no ordinary woman and was born with an insatiable appetite for love. And as Raine's heart begins to melt for her, how long will he be able to hide his true nature when Jordan seems to want him so fiercely?

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Monday, December 1, 2008

Wicked Hot by Charlene Teglia

After discovering a Waldenbooks in a nearby mall, I’m finding that I’m reading more and more new authors. Of course, I’m elated that they carry print books from Ellora’s Cave, Samhain, and Kensington Aphrodisia. An entire section with erotic romance. :D Talk about being in hog heaven. Of course, I’ve got loads of e-books here on my computer, but being a writer, there are just days I don’t even want to look at this screen a moment longer. However, I’ve broken down and ordered me a e-book reader. It should be here next week, so I’ll be able to break this tie from my laptop and tell you about all the great books I have here.

Okay, on to my next newfound author. Charlene Teglia. The title of this book got my attetion. Wicked Hot. Oh, and the man’s torso on the cover help catch my attention too *wink* But her tag line also sealed the deal. Two immortal warriors, satisfying her every need…

Wicked Hot is enough to give any woman a wet dream. *pant* Edana, aka Beelzababe, is a succubus sent to lure the soul from a troublesome Nephilim, Eli. Instead, she ends up being bound by her target, his every order carried out, including doing the dishes. Then throw in Dal, Eli’s brother, and we’ve got the pieces for some hot, wicked sex.

And let me tell you, if you like sex, threesomes, sex, anal play/penetration, and more sex…yeah, this is the book for you.

I really enjoyed this book, however, I have one complaint. It’s written in first person, which I have no trouble with. But all through the book I kept asking “What’s going on in Eli’s head?” He was so controlled and showed such little emotion except for possessiveness toward Edana, that it personally bugged me that I didn’t have more insight. But that is just my own personal opinion on this book and my own nagging hag in my brain wanting more.

I highly recommend this book for some hours of hot fun.

Wicked Hot
By Charlene Teglia
Publisher: St. Martins Press
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Purchase: Amazon and Borders

Two immortal warriors attending to her every need…The struggle between good and evil is about to get…Wicked Hot
Edana is a succubus—a breathtakingly beautiful demon who offers men their most decadent fantasy in exchange for their souls. No one can get close to her without being destroyed..until she meets Eli and Dal. Both men are Nephilim, immortal warriors who bind and banish demons. Edana’s mission is to arouse their lust and steal their souls before they can destroy her—she never expects to fall in love. Shared by two virile lovers and lost in a world of sensation, Edana begins to fall for one of the warriors, jeopardizing her mission. Only he has power to save her, but first she must give him power over her heart—and her destiny…

Fallen Angel Reviews Recommended Read:
Charlene Teglia has turned something old into pure gold with her unique voice and talent at characterization. I highly recommend this sensual feast to erotica lovers everywhere.” - Fallen Angel Reviews

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Love's Evolution by Ally Blue

I’m familiar with Ally Blue and her books as she is also part of the Slash and Burn blog which we both belong to centering on Manlove. However, I’d not gotten a chance to read any of her books. I can’t say that now.

Love’s Evolution is more than a love story. It’s as the title implies. The evolution of two lives as they meet, fall in love, and discover the ups and downs of life together. Each man growing along the way.

This book made me think back to the time when my husband and were engaged. He told me one day that I’d change. I was 21 and thought I knew anything and protested that idea. I didn’t really take his warning seriously even though he’d been married once before. After marriage, came children, and within five years I had to admit that he was correct. I’d changed. My view on life, my perspectives, and my way of thinking. It shifted from myself to the ones who were closest.

Chris and Matt’s relationship grew in a similar way. It was easy to fall for the two characters and their fun loving ways. I especially enjoyed Matt’s kinky and wild desires. It definitely pushed the heat level of this story and made it a lot of fun to read.

I fully recommend taking the journey through life’s gifts and heartaches with Chris and Matt.

Love’s Evolution
By Ally Blue
Publisher: Samhain
Format: e-book and print
Genre: Gay romance

Purchase: Amazon, Borders, Samhain Publishig

Chris Tucker is a cultured and sophisticated gentleman. Matt Gallagher is a pierced and tattooed wild child. Not exactly the pair you’d expect to become a couple. But the sparks fly between them from the moment they meet, and the fire never goes out.
Through the first rush of attraction to falling in love, through jealousy and sexual experimentation and a life-threatening injury, the bond they share grows and deepens. Come along with Matt and Chris on their journey, and share their joys and heartaches, from first hello to happily ever after and everything in between.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Nicholas by Elizabeth Amber

This is my first Elizabeth Amber book and I’m hooked. Her style is smooth and I loved the creative idea behind the Lords of Satyr. The warning on the back of the book says: Warning! This is a REALLY HOT book. Uh, yeah, definitely.

The Lords of Satyr series is about three half human, half Satyr brothers who live in Tuscany, Italy. They own a large, successful vineyard, which also holds an entrance to ElseWorld. A note is delivered from the dying King ordering the three brothers to find his half human, half faerie daughters and marry them. Whether they want a wife or not.

This first book of the series focuses on Nicholas. The eldest of the Lords. He’s a dominant, arrogant, controlled man who made many women swoon. I could understand why if I ever met someone like this in person. *whew* Though I’m not sure I, personally, would want this type of man paired with me. I’ll wait until after I find more out about Raine and Lyon before picking a favorite brother. *drool*

Jane herself is a handful as she doesn’t know of her heritage and believes she’s a freak. Her only concern is to find a cure for her little sister before she comes “of age” and get them away from an overbearing aunt and their drunkard father.

Of course, Nicholas coming into the picture really changes things and ups the danger level all around. I won’t give away all that fun conflict, but this is a great book, full of great characters and suspenseful moments.

In fact, I’ve got Raine, the second book, sitting right here waiting for me to crack open. Oh, and have you seen the cover?!? H-O-T!!!

By Elizabeth Amber
Publisher: Aphrodisia Kensinton
Genre: Historical Erotic Paranormal Romance
Purchase: Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Borders, and other bookstores

The last in a fabled line of otherworldly aristocracy, the Lords of Satyr are born to wealth, power, and a talent for sensual delight that mere mortals only dream of. Commanded to marry, these passionate men will travel to Rome, Venice, and Paris—and along the way will explore desires both shamelessly wicked and blissfully divine…


Nicholas looks very much like what he is—a handsome, successful heir to a vineyard in Tuscany. But Nicholas is much more for he is one of the last in an ancient line of Satyr men. And the dying king of ElseWorld wants him not only to marry, but to wed one of the king’s own daughters—a half-human, half-faerie woman unaware of her heritage. Nicholas won’t shirk his duty to produce heirs to guard his race’s legacies, but he never planned to make his bride his only lover. A Satyr’s sexual hunger and sexual skills are legendary. One woman will never satisfy him.Or so Nick believes until he meets Jane. As spirited as she is fey, as beautiful as she is innocent, she is nevertheless determined to make her new husband hers alone—and she’s eager for him to teach her every deliciously carnal secret he knows.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Dark Curse by Christine Feehan

I’m a big fan of Christine Feehan’s Dark series. I’ve read nearly all of them. I think there are two that I’ve still not gotten a hold of. This one didn’t disappoint. In fact, I think this one would compare to Dark Demon, which is the one book that drew me to the series.

Dark Curse focuses on one of the De La Cruz brothers, Nicolas, and Lara Calladine. A female that carries the blood of Dragonseeker, Carpathian, and Mage. The daughter of Razvan, twin brother of Natalya from Dark Demon. The chemistry between the two sparks and explodes like firecrackers.

Ms. Feehan does a wonderful job with characterization and depicted an abuse victim very well as Lara suffers flashbacks of her childhood.

If you are a fan, this is a must read as the Carpathians find the cause of why few of their children survive…let alone thrive after birth. I won’t spoil the book, but I can’t wait to see how she has the characters solve this new obsticle.

If you’ve never read any of these books, I would recommend them.

Dark Curse
By Christine Feehan
Publisher: Berkley
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Purchase: Amazon, Borders, Barnes & Noble, and other bookstores.

Born into a world of ice, and slave to her evil father, Lara Calladine knew only paralyzing fear as a child—and escaping with her mysterious gifts unbroken would be the only way to survive her great Carpathian heritage as a Dragonseeker. Human, yet mage, she was of the blood of three species yet belonged to none. She walked her chosen path alone, guided by the wisdom of her aunts—to blend in and let no one know of her ancestry and powers. And never trust anyone. For beyond the frozen hell of her youth was a world of even greater mysteries and dangers.

Today Lara is the leading expert in the field of ice cave study around the world and the healing microorganisms that thrive in them. She’s also in search of something else: the source of her nightmares—the cold dark corners of her childhood. Only one man has the will and the powers to help her: Nicolas De La Cruz, for whom centuries of hunting and killing have long since taken their toll. Dangerous and arrogant, he still longs to feel sensual love without the hunger for blood. Now, between Lara and Nicolas, a tenuous trust has emerged, and a passion neither has ever known before as a melody of dark promise begins.

But as each scales the treacherous land of the Carpathian in search of their past, they also harbor a secret that could save or destroy them. And as each may be desirous of a new beginning as lifemates, they are also haunted by the unknown dangers of a dark curse.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Sins of the Night by Devyn Quinn

I’ve had the privilege of reading a few of Ms. Quinn’s books, and I’ve been happy with every one so far. She’s got a writing style I enjoy.

Sins of the Night is definitely a darker themed story. I fell easily for Adrien and his torturous past. Though, at times I wanted to shake some sense into him and yell to get over it. But then, that’s what makes his character so attractive. *sigh*

I’ve also found why Ms. Quinn’s favorite character, Morgan Saint-Evanston, is so much fun to write. He’s a trip.*lol*

If you like dark vampire stories, this is one to read.

Sins of the Night
By Devyn Quinn
Publisher: Kensington Aphrodisia
Genre: Paranormal Romance (Vampire)

Purchase: Barnes & Noble, Kensington Books, and Amazon

Once, Adrien Roth was a Shadow Stalker – a hunter of vampires called the Kynn. Captured, he was forced to pay a devastating price, to become the very thing he despised. Over a century has passed since that time and Adrien’s revenge against the creatures who tainted him is almost complete.

Little does he know that his thirst for justice will turn on him.

Foiling an attempted rape, Adrien is stunned by his attraction to the would-be victim.

Cassie Wilson is a vibrant woman, obsessed with living for every moment. Though he knows better, Adrien begins to fall in love with her. But Cassie hides a terrible secret: he cancer is incurable.

When he and Cassie are captured by his enemies, Adrien is given a choice. Should he choose death for himself, or life for Cassie by making her one of the clan he’s shunned for too long?

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