My Review of “Bound by Wish and Mistletoe” by Kat Bastion

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# A truly brilliant must read series – it deserves more than 5 Stars!

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Publication Date: November 5, 2013
Length: 160 Pages
Genre: Adult Paranormal/ Highlander Romance
Series: Highland Series, Book 1.5
Cover designed byMooney Designs
Arc Review organized by: AToMR Tours

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Synopsis:

The holiday novella, Book 1.5, following the award-winning debut of Forged in Dreams and Magick in the Highland Legends Series:

Desperate to honor a life-long promise, Susanna MacEalan escapes her abusive clan with the fierce determination of never falling under the power of a man. Ever.

Aggravated by shallow-hearted pursuing lasses, Robert Brodie, commander of his clan’s elite guard, has foresworn scheming women. Forever.

When magick transforms Brodie Castle into a Christmas wonderland, the two despondent souls find solace in a most unexpected place . . . each other’s arms.

Amid a whirlwind of escalating events, Susanna’s traumatic past threatens Robert’s ability to protect the one woman meant for him. In a harrowing moment, as her fears and demons coalesce, will hope, faith, and love be enough to save them?

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My Review:

Wow… with tears in my eyes and an ache in my chest I have just finished reading an exceptional love story by the incredible Author Kat Bastion.

This beautiful story is set in the Scottish Highlands and the time period is in the thirteenth century. It carries on from the first book in this “Highland Series” called “Forged in Dreams and Magick“, with the Brodie Clan celebrating their first Christmas! It’s filled with extremely loveable characters that make you wish you could find a portal so you could pop in for a visit… and maybe check out a hot alpha male or two wearing a sexy plaid/ or kilt <sigh> ;-P

Bound by Wish and Mistletoe” tells you a poignant yet very sensual tale about a unique love story between a lass called Susanna and the Brodie Clan’s, Commander Robert. Two people who were not looking for love but when their paths accidentally cross, a connection is formed forever! These words from the last page – “What is the greatest Magick?” – Susanna.Tis a miracle, rather! That two people who’d given up hope of findin’ love in this world, collided together.” – Robert …completely melted my heart!

I love this Authors writing style, as you find yourself drawn into a wonderful and magical tale that she is telling… the only way to explain how it makes me feel is like when I was a child and had stories read to me and the wide eyed wonder that I felt!

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About the Author:

Kat Bastion is an award-winning paranormal romance writer, poetic warrior, and eternal optimist who loves getting lost in the beauty of nature.

On a never-ending, wondrous path of self-discovery, Kat throws her characters into incredible situations with the hope that readers join her in learning more about the meaning of life and love.

Her first published work, Utterly Loved, was shared with the world to benefit others. All proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of the proceeds of all her other books, support charities who help those lost in this world.

Kat lives with her husband amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona, USA.

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Authors Media Links:

Blog  | Website |  Twitter Facebook Goodreads

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My Review of “The Cougar Diaries Trilogy”by Aoife Brennan

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# Is a truly brilliant and inspiring must read!

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GenreFiction

My Review:

I have just finished reading The Cougar Diaries: The Prequel and Parts I & II’ and wish I didn’t have to wait so long for Part III’ to find out what happens next! The books are accounts of real life with Fiction thrown into the mix!

I have absolutely loved reading these books …as I can totally relate! They are witty and hilarious in parts; hot, sexy and informative in others, and then very real, serious and inspiring in the other parts…. but what I have loved the most has been how relatable, real life and truthful they are!

These books tell you about the journey that an Irish woman, called Aoife Brennan, goes through after the breakdown of her marriage! She is in her early forties and has been separated from her husband Paul for 5 years – since he had an affair and moved in with the girlfriend, leaving Aoife to raise their two teenage boys on her own, and he has now decided he wants a divorce so he can re-marry the girlfriend, who is now pregnant!

As Aoife struggles to cope with all of this, her father falls ill and she is also trying to hold down a full-time job – with the worry of being made redundant and the possibility of loosing the family home …due to the hard times Ireland is going through with the recent recession and new laws that have been put in place with the Banks! Within this period in her life she also heads back out into the dating scene and provides the reader with a very honest, entertaining and educational account of her personal experiences along this journey – how after divorce some married friends now look at and treat you differently; the difficulties in dating as a single mom; her account of exploring dating sites (with some hilarious results, “Strawberrygate” is a lol must read); problems faced when trying to use a vibrator at home with your children close by; her adventures in the world of BDSM and Erotica and how she meets and ends up dating a younger man called Chris, (whom she calls ‘sex-god’), and the difficulties she faces with falling in love again and the expectations that can go along with that!

What stays with me is through these books is that in the face of adversity this incredible woman and mother doesn’t give up… she just keeps putting one foot in front of the other, which is truly inspiring! What also stood out to me was the importance of having people there for you in your life …that no matter what happens, how you need people as sounding boards and ready to help if they can… as it really helps to clear your head and gives you the strength cope!

I love this Authors writing style immensely and thoroughly look forward to reading more of her works! And wish her all the best in life!

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The Cougar Diaries, the prequel:

Synopsis: The Cougar Diaries, the Prequel, is a collection of three stories that got away. The three individuals – Shirley, Frank and Derek – all know me. Shirley is my friend and Frank and Derek both asked me out on dates. If you want to find our more, read their stories. Then if you want to find out more about Aoife Brennan, please purchase my first novel, The Cougar Diaries, Part I.

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The Cougar Diaries, Part I:

Synopsis: The Cougar Diaries is a year in the life of Aoife Brennan, A newly single woman, Dubliner and mother to two teenage boys – she has to fight for her way of life, overcome the antiquated legal divorce system, secure a fair future from her
estranged ex and LIVE! This is about a woman living and loving again, making mistakes, embracing life and giving it lots of welly!

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The Cougar Diaries, Part II:

Synopsis: Aoife Brennan is a divorced, middle-aged woman living in Dublin. This is the second year in her life following her first crazy year of freedom. Book One wowed the critics, Book Two is going to knock their sox off!

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About the Author:

Hello 🙂

I am 42 years of age single mother and I live with my two teenage boys in Dublin. This is a small city so I am keeping my face out of the way of the camera.

I am the author of “The Cougar Diaries, The Prequel, Part I & II – Part III” is coming very soon. I hope my books bring a smile to your face and a spring to your step.

I started off writing a non fiction book about divorce which suddenly segued into fiction – so I took all I knew about dating again and fictionalised it. What a hoot! I am the author of my own destiny now – I am writing the ending. So I can lead my main character through the valley of death, despair and trouble, but I am giving her a fabulous ending! Oh the power of the pen!

So, when possessions depart – and bravery enters by the main door – then it is time to write!

Thank you for reading. If you like my books, please tell your friends. If you don’t, then expunge my name from your memory for ever!

Cheers,

Aoife

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Authors Media Links:

Blog | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon | Smashwords

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My Review of “Give me Reason” by Zoey Derrick

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# Give Me Reason is a compelling and poignant read!

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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 132 Pages
Publication Date: September 21, 2013
Publisher: Zoey Derrick Publishing
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Synopsis:

Vivienne Callahan has known only hardship. As if growing up with an alcoholic, drug addicted mother wasn’t traumatic enough, she’s escaped from her physically and verbally abusive boyfriend only to struggle every day to make ends meet as a waitress in a Minneapolis diner.

Along comes Mikah Blake, a handsome stranger who quickly takes an unexpected and persistent interest in her. On the surface, “Mr. Suit” seems to be Vivienne’s opposite: rich, well-fed, successful. As Vivienne will learn, Mikah is more than he seems, and for reasons unknown, he’s determined to be her knight in shining armor. But after having finally found her own two feet after years of abuse,  it’s difficult for her to accept Mikah’s help.

Will her body’s unexpected response to Mikah’s touch be reason enough to overcome her pride and traumatic past and learn to love and trust? Or will her past, refusing to be left behind, come back to claim her?

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My Review:

Give Me Reason” is a bit of an emotional roller coaster ride….with twists and turns along the way, but it captivated me from the first page and I couldn’t put it down! And it leaves you wanting and needing the next book ASAP!!!

It tells the tale of a resilient young woman called Vivienne Callahan who is working in a diner as a low paid waitress, trying to survive life all on her own in very poor conditions whilst secretly carrying a baby! She has had a rough life to say the least – after surviving her childhood growing up with a mother who was an alcoholic & drug addict, she is then nearly beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend, Riley, when she tries to inform him she’s pregnant! Then one day at work out of the blue enters a tall, dark, well dressed and good looking young man called Mikah Blake – who is rich, successful and owns his own company. From the moment they meet each other they both experience an over-powering reaction…. From that moment on Mikah tries his utmost to get to know, help and care for Vivienne but she is naturally distrusting of him and with her situation in life pushes him away but he continues from a distance! The story ends with the ex-boyfriend Riley getting out of jail and finding Vivienne….what a cliff hanger … Bring on the 19th Nov. 2013 for the next book in this series, “Give me Hope“, to find out what happens!!!

Hats off to the Author Zoey Derrick for producing such an unforgettable and well written novel, it is an impressive must read!

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About the Author:

Amazon Best Selling Angels, Demons & Devils and Paranormal Author of Give Me Reason – The Reason Series Book One comes from Glendale, Arizona.

Zoey, was a mortgage underwriter by day and is now a paranormal, romance and erotica novelist full-time. She writes stories as hot as the desert sun itself. It is this passion that drips off of her work, bringing excitement to anyone who enjoys a good and sensual love story.
 
 Not only does she aim to take her readers on an erotic dance that lasts the night, it allows her to empty her mind of stories we all wish were true.
 Her stories are hopeful yet true to life, skillfully avoiding melodrama and the unrealistic, bringing her gripping Erotica only closer to the heart of those that dare dipping into it. 
 


The intimacy of her fantasies that she shares with her readers is thrilling and encouraging, climactic yet full of suspense. She is a loving mistress, up for anything, of which any reader is doomed to return to again and again.

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Authors Media Links:

Blog  | Twitter  | Facebook  | Goodreads  | Amazon

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My Review of “Masters of the Shadowlands” Series by Cherise Sinclair

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# Brilliant series & enlightening must read into BDSM Lifestyle!

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Genre: BDSM Erotic Contemporary

My Review:

A friend recommended “Masters of the Shadowlands” series to me to read and I am so very glad she did as it has been a very enlightening read into the world of BDSM! As I didn’t know much about it I have really enjoyed how the Author Cherise SInclair goes into such detail, so that a reader can really understand about likes and practices into all facets of this erotic lifestyle – such as Dom/ Subs, Sadism, Masochism, bondage, discipline, role-playing etc.  Just like the rest of the world it has good and bad people, different levels and tastes, and the Author also really enhances the importance of safety!
Each story is a beautiful romance, where two main characters find their soulmates! And it’s certainly filled with hot and sexy scences – OMG!!! Plus as you read into the series you get updates on previous books loveable characters. It also touches into other area’s of life and how each main character handles what life has thrown at them – inspiring stuff!
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Once I started reading I was captivated and couldn’t put them down till I had read the whole series within a week – they are very well written and a must read!
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Book 1: Club Shadowlands

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Synopsis: Her car disabled during a tropical storm, Jessica Randall discovers the isolated house where she’s sheltering is a private bondage club. At first shocked, she soon becomes aroused watching the interactions between the Doms and their subs. But she’s a professional woman–an accountant–and surely isn’t a submissive…is she?

Master Z hasn’t been so attracted to a woman in years. But the little sub who has wandered into his club intrigues him. She’s intelligent. Reserved. Conservative. After he discovers her interest in BDSM, he can’t resist tying her up and unleashing the passion she hides within.

Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, strong BDSM theme and content (including/not limited to bondage, caning, restraints, spanking, etc), exhibitionism, voyeurism.a

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Book 2: Dark Citadel

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Synopsis: After Kari breaks up with her date during Beginner’s Night at Club Shadowlands, she’s given the option to continue with an experienced dominant. Despite her steamy fantasies about BDSM, the inexperienced schoolteacher plans to simply observe. Yet under the unyielding hands of Master Dan, she not only participates, but gives him everything he asks for. There is nothing she can hide from him. Not her passion…or her love. 

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Book 3: Breaking Free

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SynopsisBeth must yield to become aroused, but she’s too scared to give up control. The last thing she wants is a ruthless, powerful Dom. But that’s just what she gets, and exactly what she needs…

A sadistic husband left Beth scarred, inside and out. Only at the Shadowlands BDSM club does she feel like a woman. But her fears limit her to Doms who won’t overwhelm her— the very ones who cannot arouse her. The Master of the Shadowlands gives her an ultimatum: accept the Dom he assigns or lose her membership. The last thing Beth wants is a ruthless, powerful Dom, but that’s just what she gets.

Asked to take on a problem sub, Nolan sees the issue immediately— although truly submissive, the little redhead is too scared to relinquish control and her Doms have let her get away with it. That will change right now.

As Master Nolan takes Beth under command, compelling her submission, she’s terrified, but the experienced Dom brings her pleasure, not pain. His only demand is that she never lie to him. Under his capable hands, her body comes alive, and she begins to heal. As he pushes her limits, she learns to trust…and then to love. And she realizes he is beginning to care for her in return.

But now her cruel husband has found her, and Master Nolan discovers she’s been lying and lying and lying…

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Book 4: Lean on Me

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Synopsis: Andrea wants to submit, but not to just any so-called Dom. He has to be tougher than the slum-bred bullies she grew up with. She’d given up finding a true Dom when her friend finagles her a place as a trainee in an exclusive BDSM club with the powerful Shadowlands Masters. Andrea’s thrilled…and terrified.

Forced to accept an unknown submissive into his carefully run trainee program, Master Cullen is furious. Not only is the young woman new to BDSM, but she’s unsuited to her role–armoured in leather like a Domme, she’s more liable to punch a Dom than kneel. He decides to push her right back out the door. But as he ruthlessly intimidates her, punishes her, then comforts her, his glimpses of the woman inside the emotional armour intrigue him and her utter surrender captures his heart.

Although Master Cullen is famous for his unfettered lifestyle, Andrea believes he might be interested in her, until she discovers he’s not just a bartender–he’s a cop. Maybe he’d overlook her past brush with the law, but when another trainee accuses her of stealing money, Andrea’s sure she’s lost the Master she wanted with all her heart.

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Book 5: Make Me, Sir

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Synopsis: Her job is to make his life miserable. His job is to make her submit. Whose heart will surrender first?

Across the country, rebellious BDSM submissives are being systematically kidnapped, one from each club. When her friend falls prey to the slavers, FBI victim specialist Gabrielle volunteers to be bait in a club not yet hit: the Shadowlands.

She finds that being a bratty sub comes naturally, especially when she gets to twit the appallingly conservative Master of the trainees. But she soon discovers he’s not as stuffy as she’d thought. Or as mean. She’d expected punishment, even humiliation, but she sure never expected to fall in love with a damned lawyer.

Courtesy of a prima donna ex-wife, Marcus loathes disobedient submissives. When the club owner insists he admit an incredibly bratty trainee, he’s furious. But as he comes to know Gabrielle and sees the alluring sweetness beneath the sass, he starts to fall for her.

Unfortunately, Marcus isn’t the only one who believes the feisty redhead is a prize worth capturing. And in the world of the slaver, such treasure is worth a hefty fee.

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Book 6: To Command & Collar

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Synopsis: Determined to find the human traffickers preying on Shadowlands’ submissives, Master Raoul gets himself invited to a small slave auction. Once informed, the FBI orders him to reject the limited choices so the slavers will invite him to the big auction. To Raoul’s shock, one of the slaves is the kidnapped friend of a Shadowlands sub. She has a scarred body…and an unbroken spirit. He can’t leave her behind. Ruining the FBI’s carefully laid plans, he buys her.

Kimberly’s freedom has come at a devastating price: the other women are still slaves. An FBI raid is their only hope for rescue. Desperate to help the Feds locate the big auction, she agrees to pose as Master Raoul’s slave. Wearing a collar again is terrifying, but under the powerful dominant’s care, Kim starts to heal and then to blossom. This is what she’s been drawn to—and fled from—her entire life.

She escaped the slavers who captured her body—can she escape the master who’s captured her heart?

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Book 7: This Is Who I Am

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Synopsis: When trying to save a woman from slavers, Sam screwed up. Royally. Now Linda wants nothing to do with him. Or with BDSM. She won’t even admit she’s a masochist. As a dominant and sadist, he can give her what she needs, and when an opportunity arises, he slips into her life, intending to make amends. She’s everything he knew she would be…except for her bullheaded determination to be ‘normal’.

Now the horrible time is past, Linda just wants to return to her small conservative town, pick up her quiet life, and be normal. But how can someone who likes pain be ‘normal’? To her dismay, when someone spray-paints her home with obscenities, Sam shows up to rescue her. Again. Doesn’t he understand that the last thing she needs in her life is a sadist? He’s amused by her objections. But his dry sense of humor can’t disguise that he’s tough as nails and dominant and stubborn. He’s not going to let her drive him off this time. Soon she realizes she wants him to stay.

When he takes her to the Shadowlands, she feels as if she’s found a home…until she hears a voice from out of her nightmares.

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Book 8: If Only

* TBR: 5th Nov. 2013 *

After the last fiasco, Sally gives up. She’ll never find a Dom of her own. Instead the computer whizz is job hunting in between bending the law—just a bit—to unearth the bastards who’d enslaved her friends. The clueless cops and Feds obviously need help.

FBI special agents, Galen and Vance, have waited to play with Sally for a long time. When the mischievous submissive returns to the exclusive Shadowlands BDSM club after an ugly relationship, the experienced co-tops are pleased. Realizing she’s suppressing her emotions, the powerful Doms push her—only to find that her sassiness conceals a scarred and vulnerable heart.

Shaken by the unexpected emotional exposure, Sally flees the demanding Masters and the Shadowlands.

Both Galen and Vance have reasons not to seek a long-term submissive, but when a brutal attack by her ex-Dom sends Sally into their home, the two agents are driven to protect her. To help her. To take her under command. Falling in love isn’t in the plans.

But as the little imp brings light into their lives, they begin to want more…until they discover she’s hacked into an organization that delights in burning people alive.

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About the Author:

Having to wear glasses in elementary school can scar a person for life. Dubbed a nerd at an early age, Cherise Sinclair has been trying to live up to the stereotype ever since. And what better way than being an author?

Known for writing deeply emotional stories, the USA Today Bestselling Author has penned sixteen erotic romance novels, most with a BDSM theme. (Please do not mention the phrase mommy porn in her presence.) Her awards range from a National Leather Award to a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice nomination to a GoodReads BDSM group award for best author of the year. Called an “ascendant erotica queen” by Rolling Stone Magazine, Cherise spends her days writing, supervised by a sadistic calico cat.

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Authors Media Links:

Twitter: @CheriseSinclair

Blog: http://www.cherisesinclair.com   

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2882485.Cherise_Sinclair?from_search=true

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Cherise-Sinclair/e/B002YEHPYY/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1380801422&sr=1-1

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My Review of “The Muse Unlocked” by Chris Kuhn

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# Is a truly brilliant must read!

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Genre: Romance
Length: 425 Pages
Published: 7th August, 2013

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Synopsis:

All women want to feel desired and see themselves through someone else’s eyes as desirable. Cate knew this better than most and had spent her life honing her craft to tell stories that reminded every woman of any age, any size or temperament that she deserved to feel this way. To others, 38-year-old screenwriter and author Cate Mullen appears the consummate professional and at the top of her game. But a sharp, biting wit and tough, confident persona mask something else. Each night, when she returns home, the frequent storyteller of passion and romance is reminded that, while the house is occupied by another – a husband of 12 years – she is in fact living alone. As Cate confronts feelings of rejection and inadequacy that plague her self-esteem and threaten to block her creativity, she begins production on her latest scripted film. There she meets 28-year-old, promising actor, Oliver Sand. As one relationship ends, a new intimacy begins that offers hope of crushing past fears and insecurities though it brings its own set of unique challenges. Would getting involved with a cast member jeopardize Cate’s career or be used against her? Could they be using each other or was true love really possible, as the writer had always touted but never quite believed? A mixture of quick wit, sexy banter and slow-churning romance, The Muse Unlocked is a tale of one woman’s journey to release herself from the constraints of her past and open her heart to the future.

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My Review:

The Muse Unlocked is an empowering heartfelt romance story about hope, promise and some dreams come! This story really touched me; moving me from smiles, to laughter and some tears! Once I started I couldn’t put it down!
 
It is a story about how in life your connections in love can bring out the worst or best in us depending on whether we have the right partner for us …one that we can grow with!
 
Cate Mullen is a 38 yr old successful screen writer that has been married for 12 years to her college boyfriend but their connection has slowly died over the years to where they are living and sleeping separate lives. Even though Cate is a strong woman in most parts of her life, she has been suffering from feelings of rejection and inadequacy to the point where she is concerned it will start to affect her working life, as she begins production on her latest scripted film. 
 
Into the story comes a well-rounded heart-throb Oliver Sand, a 28 yr old promising lead actor – who is a pleasant, caring and oh so thoughtful man! He just melts your heart with all the beautiful and endearing little things that he does! 
 

The Author (Chris Kuhn) builds the story perfectly, so it flows naturally! It’s just a “Unfuckingbelievable” Story! Well done Chris, I loved the music too and I can’t wait for the sequel to find out what happens next!

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About the Author:

Since she could remember, Chris wanted to write books but never felt a pull in any specific genre. In summer 2012, all of that changed. She discovered contemporary romance and new adult fiction, swooning over the work of such authors as Sylvain Reynard and Colleen Hoover. Inspired and determined to add a new voice to the mix, she took the leap and began telling what she hoped would be a different kind of love story. She has since openly admitted to having dreams about her characters, something she considers the mark of a bonafide author (and quite possibly, of clinical schizophrenia).

Chris lives in the suburbs of Tampa Bay, Fla. and is happily married to her best friend. When she is not writing or drooling over book boyfriends, she loves listening to music, going to movies, discovering new Thai restaurants and golfing (badly). If she could write her next book from a golf course while indulging in a Kevin Spacey marathon over tofu panang curry, she would.

Chris loves hearing from readers – so let her have it…but be gentle. Chat with her on Twitter (@chriskuhnauthor), on Facebook and subscribe to blog updates here at the website. If you have more than 140 characters to share, you can also email her at chris@chriskuhnauthor.com.

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Authors Social Media Links:

  • Twitter – @ChrisKuhnAuthor

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My Review of “TouchStone for Play” by Sydney Jamesson

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# “Touchstone for Play” is a captivating must read!

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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 435 Pages
Published: May 19, 2013

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Synopsis:

Twenty seven year old English teacher Elizabeth Parker is waiting to be found. Like the secrets of her past, her beauty is hidden, concealed behind modest clothes and a gentle nature. Into her secluded world enter two powerful men.

Handsome playboy, Ayden Stone is flawless and as skilled in the bedroom as he is in the boardroom. He has a taste for rare and beautiful things and he wants to taste her. He’ll do anything to make it happen. Uninitiated in the art of seduction, Beth embarks upon a voyage of sexual awakening, allowing Ayden to steer her towards deep and dangerous waters, unaware of their fateful connection.

From a distance, former boxer Dan Rizler, bides his time but never loses sight of the object of his desire: precious Miss Parker. His tormented soul reaches out to her with merciless hands. He must have her.

This is a modern fairy tale full of romantic moments, music and monstrous encounters. Elizabeth Parker is about to be found but will she be bound by her destiny or by her demon …

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My Review:

A quote at the beginning of this tale is:

What is love?
Those who play with it, call it a game.
Those who don’t have it call it a fantasy
Those who find it, call it destiny.
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I found this debut novel by Sydney Jamesson well written and an intense read! It is a tale about romance and love with an evil twist that is constantly lurking, unknown in the background. Once I started reading I couldn’t put it down and at the end I was left wanting the next book in the series, ASAP.
 
The story starts with an unexpected meeting of a school teacher (Miss Elizabeth Parker aka Beth), who is an unassuming and shy type character and a media magnate (Ayden Stone), who is a confident, handsome playboy millionaire and through this chance encounter their worlds collide never to be the same!
 
From here they become fascinated with each other and their romance starts to build. They connect deeply, each with lessons to teach one another! Ayden has a lot of experience, yet Miss Parker teaches him about trust and love.
 
Elizabeth, aka Beth, is an inexperienced young lady who has had a bad experience in her past which has held her back in love and sexual discovery, yet Ayden cleverly hands over the reigns to her so she feels comfortable enough to start to explore her hidden fantasies! Thus blooms the beauty of their connection, how they are a perfect fit for each other and how they end up giving each other what each desperately needs and desires! Delicious hot and steamy scenes!!!
 
And whilst your getting involved in the story of this budding romance between these two you are also reading about a very creepy individual called Dan Rizler, whom is quite a sicko from Elizabeth’s past, and it’s quite a twist!
 
Jamesson builds the story perfectly with a great descriptive writing style and also adds music, which I am a huge lover of, as I believe it really adds to the feel of the story! Really looking forward to the sequel!

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About the Author:

I am a Teacher of English in a Private Grammar School in England. I have written creatively for years, having worked as a commercial journalist and a copywriter.

TouchStone for play is my debut novel and the first installment of the Story of Us Trilogy. I am nocturnal by nature and love nothing more than stopping up late,listening to music and being inspired to write. I find music stimulates the senses and helps me to visualise the scenes I write.

I have few interests outside of teaching, reading and writing and would consider myself a home-bird. Although, having said that, I will allow myself to be entertained by Mr. Cavill should he appear on my radar. 


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Authors Social Media Links:

  • Twitter – @SydneyJamesson
  • Facebook – Sydney Jamesson

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My Review of “Finding Loves Wings” by Zoey Derrick

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# “Finding Love’s Wings” is a beautiful and sensual tale!

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GenreContemporary Romance

Length: 345 Pages

Published: 2013

Synopsis:

CAMERON ENDERS seems to have it all: a brand new condo in a city she loves, a top executive position at an international entertainment firm, an insane amount of money, and a gorgeous boyfriend. But when Cami catches the boyfriend in the act with another woman, it triggers all the anguish from years of neglect by her parents, and she realizes she never learned how to love or be loved. Cami flees to the remote tropical island of Tarah, but she can’t avoid facing her problems any longer when she meets the man of her fantasies… TRISTAN MICHAELS, one of Hollywood’s hottest new stars, has come to Tarah to ride out a storm. His girlfriend of five years has been caught on camera cheating, and she’s determined to make Tristan stop the story from breaking. But Tristan’s done cleaning up her messes. He needs to escape all things Hollywood for a while–and especially the firm that represents him–until the whole thing blows over. What he doesn’t count on is meeting an irresistibly beautiful woman, a woman who just so happens to be the CEO of the firm he’s trying to avoid. Can Tristan and Cami help each other learn to trust and love again, or will their histories of betrayal tear them apart?

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My Review:

This is beautiful and sensual romantic tale of two young people who accidentally find each other on a beautiful Island in the French Polynesia area whilst trying to escape from their real lives back in the USA, where both of them have just broken up with their previous partners who had cheated on them. It also gives you a bit of a feel into what life must be like for the rich and famous….covering privacy, scandal, paparazzi and fan issues!
 
I loved how the story drags you in and I found you connect with it easily, even though it’s miles away from a lifestyle you would ever live in, but you connect with characters…that they are simply just like the rest of us ….looking for affection, love, respect, support and trust in this journey of life!
 
The main characters share a lot of hot and steamy action in the bedroom….and quite frankly it made me very curious about certain body-piercings and tattoos  where I had to do some further investigation (of course) to full understand the story ;-P And Oh My Word, Tristan certainly got my attention…lol, and actually so did Cami’s, it sounded so beautiful. Also I totally loved how the “Title” fits into the story, very cleverly done! 
 
This is a well written debut novel by the Author Zoey Derrick! She keeps you captivated throughout wondering what is going to happen next in this steamy romantic tale with a few twists and turns…can’t wait to find out what happens next in the sequel!

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About the Author:

It is from Glendale, Arizona that Zoey Derrick, a mortgage underwriter by day and romance and erotica novelist by night, writes stories as hot as the desert sun itself. It is this passion that drips off of her work, bringing excitement to anyone who enjoys a good and sensual love story. Not only does she aim to take her readers on an erotic dance that lasts the night, it allows her to empty her mind of stories we all wish were true. Her stories are hopeful yet true to life, skillfully avoiding melodrama and the unrealistic, bringing her gripping Erotica only closer to the heart of those that dare dipping into it. The intimacy of her fantasies that she shares with her readers is thrilling and encouraging, climactic yet full of suspense. She is a loving mistress, up for anything, of which any reader is doomed to return to again and again.

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Authors Social Media Links:

  • Twitter – @ZoeyDerrick
  • Facebook – Zoey Derrick (Author)

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My Review of “Holiday Heat Series” by Cameron Lincoln

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# The “Holiday Heat Series” is a fun, sexy and enjoyable read!

*****

Genre: Erotic Romance

Synopsis:

# Book 1 – “Waves of Passion”
Sun, sea, sand and sex. The ideal vacation. 
 
For Rob and Suzie a week away on a beautiful Greek island is just what they need. A way to put behind them the stresses of work, to relax, have fun and explore their new relationship. Along for the ride are Kevin and Donna, the kind of people for whom a wild night is never far away. Together they’ll have a week they’ll never forget.
 
WAVES OF PASSION is the first part of HOLIDAY HEAT, a serialized tale of romance and erotica that will fulfill your cravings for a wild week in the sun!
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# Book 2 – “Tides of Lust”
The week on a Greek island paradise continues…
 
A heady cocktail of sun, sea and sex is the perfect way to relax for four friends. Passions build and indiscretions are bound to follow. How will Rob, Suzie, Donna and Kevin deal with their new feelings and desires?
 
TIDES OF LUST is the second part of HOLIDAY HEAT, a trilogy of romance and erotica that will fulfill your cravings for a wild week in the sun!
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# Book 3 – “Oceans of Desire”
The week on a Greek island paradise comes to a passionate and steamy conclusion…
 
Rob, Suzie, Donna and Kevin are all hiding indiscretions from the partners with whom they arrived on the island . How much longer can those secrets remain hidden, and what will happen when the truth comes out?
 
OCEANS OF DESIRE is the third and final part of HOLIDAY HEAT, a trilogy of romance and erotica that will leave you breathless.

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My Review:

This series is fun, sexy and an enjoyable read! I couldn’t put these books down once I started….They take you on a steamy tale of two young couples who go off on holiday together to the sunny Greek Island called Kos, for a weeks vacation. Once there they end up exploring more than just the Island …and adventure into to a journey of fulfilling desired fantasies! There are three books in this series and each is filled with hot and sexy adult action 😉
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The Author’s writing style is playful, fresh and witty – yet he cleverly builds each storyline so it flows perfectly, keeping the reader captivated throughout the three books as to what will happen next!
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 I look forward to reading s’more of Cameron Lincoln works!

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About the Author:

I’m a writer of romantic and erotic fiction featuring a variety of scenarios and fetishes, catering to both male and female tastes. If you like well-written, thought provoking filth, any one of my stories is for you.
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All of my work is available to buy on Amazon UK, Amazon US and on Smashwords. You can follow me on Twitter @Cameron_Lincoln. I love getting feedback and chatting, so stop by to say hello.
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I am currently working on my first full length novel – a paranormal romance/ urban fantasy entitled “The Mayfly“.
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Visit my blog at cameronlincoln.wordpress.com for a host of free excerpts, audio samples and exclusive work, unpublished or available on other sites. You can also find me on Facebook, Goodreads, Smashwords, Lulu and Google+.
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Author’s Social Media Links:

 

 

  • Twitter – @Cameron_Lincoln

 

  • Facebook – Cameron Lincoln – Writer

 

 

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My Review of “Out on Business” by Lisa Fulham

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# “Out on Business” is a sexy, hot and romantic read!

*****

Publish Date: 21st July, 2013

Length: 66 Pages

Genre: Fiction

Synopsis:
When Lucy Hunt is informed by her boss she will be accompanying him on a weekend long conference; she wonders how she will be able to keep her thoughts on her work. Vivid dreams of all the things she would like to do to Mr Casey have given her many sleepless nights. A weekend in his company sounds like heavenly torture.
 
Blake Casey is all business and no play. Could his shy and bashful PA be the one to change all that in just a weekend?
 
When the company goes Out on Business, fantasies are experienced, stockings are worn and suits are torn apart.
 
Let Casey advertising company give you a pitch you won’t want to forget.

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My Review:

This book is a sexy and hot read with elements of beautiful romantic tenderness in it as well. It takes you into a tale of mutual attraction between two work colleagues and the dilemma of whether or not to act on their feelings and desires for each other, especially being between a Boss and his PA.
 
The Author captures you with her brilliant descriptive writing style – and by the end of the novel couldn’t believe that this was her first novel, she is very talented!  I loved the way storyline unfolds and you get to read what both the characters are thinking and feeling the whole way through. 
 
Plus I loved the Suits, Nylons and Architecture references….which makes me want to visit some of the places described! I was totally hooked and left wanting s’more please! 😉 

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About the Author:

Lisa Fulham is a writer and poet on the journey of life. She feeds her emotions into her words…”Have you ever wondered ‘what if’? I have. Many moons ago I dreamt of writing stories, I let life take hold and soon the dream was forgotten. These days I am living my ‘what if’ and I’d love for you to come along on this bodacious ride we call life.”

She lives in Manchester, UK and her influences are World-wide!

The Author’s Social Media Links:

  • Twitter – @lisa298

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My Review of “Forged in Dreams and Magick” by Kat Bastion

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# “Forged in Dreams and Magick” is an intriguing must read!
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Publication Date: September 23, 2013
Length: 338 Pages
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Series: Highland Series, Book 1
 
Synopsis:

Isobel MacInnes wakes up in present-day California, lunches in medieval Scotland, and by ten days’ end, falls in love with a man and his country, only to lose them in a heart-wrenching twist of fate . . .

Found in the arms of her second soul mate . . .

Forced to balance the delicate strands of time between two millennia . . .

Shocked by revelations rewriting the very foundations of history . . . of everything.

Isobel, a rising-star archeology student, is dropped into two ancient worlds without warning . . . or her permission. Her fiery spirit resists the dependency thrust upon her. Amid frustration at her lack of control, she helplessly falls in love. Twice.

She struggles to adjust to the unimaginable demands of two leaders of men—a laird in the thirteenth-century Highlands and a Pict chieftain in a more ancient Scotland. Isobel transforms from an academic, hell-bent on obtaining archeological recognition, to a woman striving to care for those she loves, and ultimately . . . into a fearless warrior risking everything to protect them.

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My 5-Star Review:
Author Kat Bastion first debut novel is simply amazing! This author has great talent, depth and class! Her writing style is so descriptive that it makes you feel like you’re right there watching each scene evolve before your eyes! I was honoured to receive this book to review and once I started I couldn’t put it down!
 
The way the story unfolds is intriguing ….it starts off in the modern day twenty first century with a young archeology student, Isobel MacInnes, who is in Scotland visiting her Seanair/ or grandfather who is gravely ill. He talks to her about finding out the secrets of Highlands history not told. Then on her way home to California she discovers by accident a mysterious artifact that ends up changing her life as she knows it forever…she discovers time-travel, Scottish Highlander history and sensual romance with two soul-mates in different time periods!
 
The story transports you back in time to the thirteenth century of the Highlander clan of the laird Iain Brodie, an extremely hot alpha male who wears a plaid/ or kilt…and oh how I love a strong sexy man in a kilt!
 
Then you are transported even further back in time over 1000 years to AD 84, the time period of the Scottish Picts, into a tribe called Caereni, who’s leader is medieval alpha male called Velloc whom is naked or wearing furs …oh my…drool! 
 
The story is full of adventure, hot passion, historical references and rituals which had me completely spellbound! It’s a very well written story and I can’t wait to read the rest of this series!!!

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Book News on the “Highland Legends Series”:

  • Forged in Dreams and Magick – (Available 23/9/2013)
  • Bound by Wish and Mistletoe ~ (Available in Nov. 2013)
  • Born of Mist and Legend ~ (Release date TBA)
  • Found in Flame and Moonlight ~ (Release date TBA)

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About the Author:

Kat Bastion is an award-winning paranormal romance writer, poetic warrior, and eternal optimist who loves getting lost in the beauty of nature.

On a never-ending, wondrous path of self-discovery, Kat throws her characters into incredible situations with the hope that readers join her in learning more about the meaning of life and love.

Her first published work, Utterly Loved, was shared with the world to benefit others. All proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of the proceeds of all her other books, support charities who help those lost in this world.

Kat lives with her husband amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona, USA.

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