Saturday, April 30, 2016

Snow's Review: Erotic Road Trip Adventures by O.M. Wills via Goodreads

Erotic Road Trip Adventures (ASNAD, #1)Erotic Road Trip Adventures by O.M. Wills
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 "dirty luscious-way-to-push-one's boundaries" stars

O.M. Wills'
I know what to expect from this author when he himself states this:
When you day dream of someone you like, it's a hot, beautiful flash of lust, passion, hunger and desire.
This is what I want you to experience when you read my books.

i can only speak for myself and say that in each of O.M. Wills books so far, I have been whiplashed by different feels, and yes those are mentioned right above.

This book is no different!

We get a story of two married couples embarging on a road trip while they are trying to get to know each other by sharing their time in small talk but slowly trying to open up to various subjects of allure and sexual attraction. They are trying to share experiences and yet they find themselves locked in a self-frame of "stigma", "fear of judgement" and "miscommunication" by not actually verbalizing their true desires and inner thoughts.

They are left with pent-up sexual tension set upon the release under the highlightened hidden desires of sexual exploration and breaking the boundaries that are limiting them in being who they really are, sexually, physically, emotionally.

Even though, I knew what to expect I was thrown into this whirpool of bodies exploration that is not for everyone. If you are not open minded and get easily offended by extra dirty, non conventional, sexual exploration, don't read it.

BUT if you are intrigued...and curious, go fo it.

The writing is good, the dialogues exchanged with inner thoughts of the characters were nice and fluent, sometimes the proclamation words were somewhat exaggerated but I wrote it down to the "in the heat of a passion" moments that the characters were swept from. The story somewhat ends in an undefined closure and is actually screaming for the sequel...

So, I am ready for the next installment in the series...

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Snow's Review: The Tantric Shaman by Crow Gray via Goodreads

The Tantric ShamanThe Tantric Shaman by Crow Gray
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.4 tantric stars

I need to get off this high ride first...

The Tantric Shaman is the third book I have read by Crow Gray, so far.
So I had a pretty good idea of what to expect…and of what I am getting myself into.

The story takes us into the fantasy world of shifters, two clans (bears and wolves) on the verge of war, and the only one to seek help from is a legend among the shifters.
The Tantric Shaman, all powerful shifter who can transform into any creature and get his power from sexual energy. But Damian Ivory is far more than a legend...
„He's the Tantric Shaman. And he's real. No fairy tale, no ghost story, he's fucking real. And he's dangerous.“

So, when Damian finds himself in the middle of a possible shifter war between the wolves and the bears, breaking from his solitude and quiet secluded life, he's called out to be the only one able to prevent the potential bloodshed. To be able to do that, he'll need plenty of strength and Damian can only empower himself through sexual energy which takes him into a constant inner battle with his dark side – which grows with each extra surge of sexual power leading him into darker and kinkier abyss of sexual deeds, threatening to set him, irretrievably, out of control.

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And all the events point to the interference of an another force, a higher power setting the things in motion and stirring chaos as a part of a bigger devious plan.

„A higher power did…arranged it all…“

What I did not expect to find here, was the addictive dynamic in the storyline
Crow Gray shows an effortless way of storytelling and you just devour the words written in there while you lose yourself in the dialogues with a distinguished sense of humor,
“I get my power through sex. And since it's been a while and we've got monsters breathing down our necks, I need power or we all three die. And frankly, you're not my type, so that leaves her.“

„…this is one fucked up situation. I've been bored lately, and I want to see this shit play out…or maybe I'm making all this up, and I just want to fuck your girlfriend.“
„I'm fucking with you. But seriously, I do need to fuck your girlfriend. Trust me, in a few minutes, you won't mind at all. The spell has – side-effects.“

Damian knew as the sexual energy in the room grew he'd get nastier and nastier. It wasn't something he would control.

off the chart hot, and I mean fucking hot sex scenes that were interestingly very well incorporated into the plot,

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and detailed action sequences featuring were-bears, were-wolves, and many other shifting forms.

Above all, this is a higly eroticized fantasy tale with impacts of magical mysterious presence of shifters, enchanters and other mystical creatures wrapped up into a surprising entertaining reading material.

The only thing I felt like there was missing for me, is a deeper characterisation of Damian, the main character, we get glimpses of his inner struggle with his „darkness“
He felt the darkness rising. He'd have to be careful. The closer he came to the darker side of sexuality, the closer he came to losing control.

and those glimpses were just enough to trigger me into wanting more, more of his past, more of the circumstances that made him a bit reclusive and detached, a disengaged loner that only thirves through physical and sexual „charging“, since it's the only way for him to recuperate from injuries and to empower himself for the physical extortion of the shifting process and performing magic.

I would without a doubt dive into book 2, especially since Damian's story has left us in wondering and wanting for some answers…

„After all, Damian's not the only tantric shaman in the world, now is he?

So, fuck it, I need it, like NOW!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Snow's Review: Thin Lies by Bethany-Kris via Goodreads

Thin Lies (Donati Bloodlines, #1)Thin Lies by Bethany-Kris
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This will most certainly mark the beginning of a fantastic mafia saga

But Bethany, just simply, stunning wow from bought me...from the first page...

Calisto Donati and Emma Sorrento could easily pose as the new Romeo and Juliet of the mafia world…

Emma Sorrento was the mafia principessa, a 20 year old spoiled with wealth and gifts, she enjoyed the life, the pampered, carefree lifestyle were she was cherished and adored by all BUT actually she was bred and groomed to be compliant, obedient trophy mafia wife. AND when that actual plan starts the turmoil impact on Emma, the reality of it hits her right across her face. She's set to be married to Affonso Donati, a man 30 years her senior, to look beautiful, stay silent, enjoy the rich lifestyle and produce at least one heir.
Her life was not her own.
She didn't get to choose.

Emma's world crashes with the speed of light, the flying rug was ripped out from under her and she 's in constant falling mode. Everything crashes on her and all the things she was raised with, became a burden, became her enemy environment. She can't breath, she's swept and lost in anger, disappointment, injustice all tucked in the frame of mafia code. And you obey the mafia code.
In one month she'll become Emma Donati, a mafia queen. And she wants nothing but to escape.

Calisto Donati, the broody, gloomy, distant and reserved Affonso's nephew.

Good was not a word to describe Calisto Donati.

He's asigned to watch over Emma until the month of her destiny is sealed in an arranged marriage. Calisto despises his uncle as a person, but he honors the mafia code. La famiglia is the most important thing to Calisto and he follows it through. So being a watchful eye to a beautiful 20 year old who's about to enter his family, even as a nuissance at first, is a task he does anyway.

Calisto could be an asshole, a mystery, and sometimes entertaining when he wanted to be. He was mostly quiet, and he watched people a lot with those piercing eyes of his. He rarely engaged others for any kind of interaction

The distant watching slowly becomes interacting, he's still direct, sometimes rude and anapologetic towards Emma while setting things straight :
“Unfortuantely, that's life. It's a part of growing up and being an adult. We don't get what we want just because we want it, and nobody is looking out for you right now. They're looking out for them and what they can gain from this. The easier you let it be done, the quicker it will be over.“

He slowly befriends Emma, seeing more than her beauty taunting him…
it grows into compassion and understanding then it flyes into the fall out of the undeniable attraction which they both fight against..
It didn't matter what Emma felt for Calisto, it was still wrong to act on it. It wouldn't make a difference that the man could make her heart race, her lungs stop breathing, or her blood heat up with a single look…not when acting on the attraction would only put her in a grave.
And him too.

It was wrong. She was another's man fiancee. She was forbidden, she was out of his league for that matter…and yet she felt so right. They felt so right.
And it had been there – right there in his soul-black eyes.

And the pull is strong…it's painfully strong…
“Dont do that,“ Calisto said again, one last time.
Emma let the towel drop even more. “I just did.“

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Making this into something different might make them into something different. Emma didn't need that, and neither did Calisto.

BUT they both burned in passion…
He didn't give her time to think. Not about what they were doing, the mistakes they were making, or what might come of it.

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It wasn't rushed, demanding, or broken. She could breathe this time, feel everything he did, and it was enough to make tears gather in her eyes. She wasn't supposed to have him like this, soft, sweet, and attentive. It wouldn't make things any easier when it came to an end, but Emma couldn't make herself tell Calisto to stop.
“Keep you“, he said against her mouth. „If you could be mine, Emma. I think I would keep you.“

But she wasn't.
So he couldn't.

They became lovers for one night. The indulgence that held so much more than release. It was ecstasy, it was freedom, it was intolerable notion of what they could never have, the existence they were never meant to be, in each other, for each other…

Calisto Donati was her worst mistake, her greatest shame, and the one thing she still wanted more than anything. Emma could still feel him all over her, long after his touch and kiss was gone. In thirty days, her entire world had changed – he had changed her.

And all that lingered was pain and emptiness after a loss…a dull moment in time, a stop of a heart beat…when realization hits and turns the yearning into a swallowed bitterness of a „what if“.

Creating his own pain was better than feeling the dull ache that just wouldn't let up. The sting in histhroat from the wiskey was easier to focus on than the guilt eating away at him slowly.

Calisto had a feeling that whatever had happened between him and Emma , It wasn't over just yet.

So, this isn't over!!!
It's far from over!

There's angst, drama, action but what I liked the most in this story, apart from the story itself, was the gradually build up of angst and pent up tension that burns from within that you can actually feel it. It's so palpable, so vivid and authentic…

it made me burst in anticipation torture BUT I loved every single page of it…

Bethany, I bow to you once more. Excuisite talent expands with every single word you put on a paper…

In eager expectation of a second book!

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Abby's Review: The Matriarch by Sloane Howell via Goodreads

The Matriarch: An Erotic Superhero Romance (The Matriarch Trilogy, #1)The Matriarch: An Erotic Superhero Romance by Sloane Howell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5+ -Batman vs Superman? I'll vote for The Matriarch- Stars

I have no idea what was wrong with me. I should have read this book so much sooner. Why did I wait that long? *Rant is over*

Margaret Madison was happy where she lived, she didn't want to move Golem with her family. Even though she was just a kid, her feelings were right on that case.
This move changed her life, caused her enough loss for a lifetime.

After years of abuse, slavery and the street life she took the control of her life. She ran, she trained.
She wanted to have justice...or revenge?

She became Rebekah Balfour, the beautiful billionaire. She planned her moves, she did everything to be successful. She was a woman on mission. Till she met Cody.

Cody was the street merchant. He was hot, cute and normal. He was everything she'd never had. He was the first man that gave her butterflies, that made her desire more. As trying to do the right thing, she fought with Kiril, the monster, and with Kaos, the anarchy, for her love, her family, her purpose.

The Matriarch is a superhero story with a good amount of romance, erotica, action, fun and drama. This book has everything it should contain. Sloane Howell created a great world with lots of action. He always kept the readers' interest high. This story balanced fucked-upness, strength, love and hope in the best way possible.

The book ends with a cliffhanger and promises so much better for the next book.
I cannot wait to read more about the Matriarch. She was one of the best female heroines in the fictional world. All thanks to her creator, Mr. Howell.

Sloane Howell is simply my favorite male author. I can easily say that.

For this great book I've tried something new. Here is my fanmade trailer for the Matriarch:

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Abby's Review: Alpha Bad Boy Series Box Set by Sloane Howell via Goodreads

Alpha Bad Boy Series Box Set: Books 1 - 4Alpha Bad Boy Series Box Set: Books 1 - 4 by Sloane Howell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 -Battery is needed!- Stars

Another sleepless night for me...
Nothing new and nothing to regret.
I spent my night with 4 different, hot men for heaven's sake! All thanks to Sloane Howell.

1) Bad Boy Revelation

Esther hides her true nature when she came back home. Because she is the daughter of a priest who needs to be conservative. But her desires don't listen the logic.
When she set her eyes on Bryce, the bad boy handyman in the church, the spiritual place isn't enough to mask the lust between them.

2) Bad Boy Prospect

Gavin...the pitcher. He's the best on the field. He spreads power and danger around him. He has hot temper yet he is smart to do his moves with a motive. But this doesn't protect him going to a counsellor.
Maybe that's not bad after all? If the counsellor is pretty hot woman?
Yeah, I thought so...

3) Bad Boy Brawler

Devyn O'Dare...Even his last name shows who he is. No one has a chance with him on the ring. He doesn't give anyone a chance to touch himself.
When he saw Carly and his little boy James...Well, the beast turns a hot, sweet huge man. But, he finds another way to keep himself fit on the ring. Cardio is important, anyway...

4) Bad Boy Con Man

Who says geeks aren't hot? Have you ever met Grayson? Oh, Please...
Grayson needs some information and if he needs anything he finds a way to have it. He did...But some things didn't go the way he planned.
Maybe it went better??

4 novellas...
4 different stories...
4 swoon-worthy guys...

I don't know which one was my favorite. But I think I'll vote for Gavin or Devyn...But there is Bryce and Gray. Shit! It's hard.
Who said I have to choose one, anyway, right?

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Cover Reveal: The Argument by Pepper Winters

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Coming July 2016 from New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Pepper Winters...

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From the New York Times Bestseller Pepper Winters comes a snarky standalone full of romance.

They say the key to a good relationship is one with no drama.
They say you’re not trying hard enough or married the wrong person if you fight.
Sorry, but I call bulls***.
I’ve had plenty of relationships: some sweet, some happy, most an utter failure.
Until I met Harriet.
Our first conversation was an argument.
Our second conversation was an argument.
Our entire connection was based on…yep, an argument.
We tore up the rules of chance encounters and polite first meeting etiquette. And after the week I’d had, I was ready for a punch-up.
Hell, I craved one.
And Harriet was there to antagonise me.
The first time we met, we spent every hour from dusk to dawn, arguing.
And when the sun rose, neither of us wanted to stop.
Because there was something so refreshing about being honest. Saying exactly what you thought. Picking faults just because you itched to fight.
It was only supposed to be one night. A night where the town was our battlefield, the clubs a microphone to our bickering, and the stars a listener to our squabbles.
Only…I wasn’t ready to say goodbye.
You see, arguing turned out to be the best damn thing I’d ever experienced.
So, instead of agreeing to the terms we’d set, I revoked them. I went home with her. I refused to leave. And our argument turned into something so much more than a random quarrel.
It turned into war and our love wasn’t sweet…it was hostile.

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Pepper Winters is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today International Bestseller. After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an multiple #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. She’s also honoured to wear the IndieReader Badge for being a Top 10 Indie Bestseller. Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work. Her Pure Corruption Series was released by Grand Central, Hachette.
Her books have garnered foreign interest and are currently being translated into numerous languages, including already released titles in Italian and Turkish. Audio Books for her entire back-list will be available in 2016.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Cover Reveal: Thin Lies by Bethany-Kris

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THIN LIES by Bethany-Kris Donati Bloodlines, #1 
Publication Date: May 2, 2016 
Genres: Romantic Suspense, Erotic Romance, Organized Crime

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Calisto Donati

She was just a woman. That’s what Calisto wanted to tell himself; that’s what he wanted to believe. Emma was nothing more than a woman. There were other women for him to want. To obsess over. It couldn’t be Emma Sorrento. Not for Calisto. She was taken. She was claimed. She was not his. In a few days, Calisto would hand her off, and that would be that. He wondered why it wouldn’t be that easy to let her go. What good had saving her done? He had simply taken her from one monster to give her to another. Emma Sorrento Emma slid on her mask. All someone would need to do was look close enough to see what was really beneath the sheer falseness of her smile. At the other end of the table, Emma found her lies staring her right in the face. He smirked. And winked. Calisto Donati was her worst mistake, her greatest shame, and the one thing she still wanted more than anything. Emma could still feel him all over her, long after his touch and kiss was gone. In thirty days, her entire world had changed—he had changed her. Emma had a feeling that if she played another game with Calisto, she would surely lose. She had already lost once. Wasn’t it enough?

WARNING: The first two books in the Donati Bloodlines Trilogy end on a cliffhanger, and are not considered safe romance.

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“It does hurt me,” Calisto said before he could stop himself. He wanted to take the words back immediately. Emma stilled in the passenger seat. “Then why play?” To remember. To punish himself. To apologize. “For a lot of different reasons,” Calisto settled on saying. “But tonight, I played so that you wouldn’t have to. You didn’t seem comfortable. I didn’t think you wanted to have everyone looking at you after what happened. It was a small sacrifice.” “But you hurt now,” she said, seeming confused. “Don’t you?” “But you didn’t have to.” For Calisto, that was all that mattered. Turning his head, Calisto stared out the opened driver’s window. He wondered if anyone had noticed that both he and Emma had left the dinner party without a goodbye. He supposed it didn’t make a difference. Calisto didn’t mind Emma’s presence disturbing his peace, either. “Calisto?” Emma asked softly. “Hmm?” Her hand rested on his thigh, and Calisto jerked in the seat at the innocent touch. The problem was, her touch couldn’t be innocent at all. Not with the way he currently felt, the things he had done, or the lines he had already crossed with a mighty “fuck you.” He hadn’t been expecting it, and he didn’t even hear Emma move in her seat. Calisto barely had the chance to spin around and face Emma again before her mouth pressed against his. It was soft at first, smooth like her plump lips, and then her fingers dug into his leg like she was demanding something from him. He didn’t know what it was. Instinctively, Calisto wanted to push her away. He wanted to kiss her back, too. The crazy side of his brain won, the side that listened to his selfish wants and not his needs. Or maybe he needed it, too. Calisto didn’t know. But he did grab onto Emma’s dress. He fisted the fabric around his taut knuckles, and pulled her a little closer. His tongue swept the seam of her lips, wanting more, needing to be deeper, seeking her heat and taste. A little wouldn’t hurt, right? Just a little more. Emma sighed a sweet sound, giving into his unspoken demand by parting her lips. Calisto took the offering for what it was, kissed her harder, and let his tongue war with hers until she was gasping for air. Pulling away enough to catch a breath, Emma tipped her head up and hummed. Calisto couldn’t help himself but lean forward and kiss her chin. He was fucking stupid. Why did she make him so stupid? “I should go in and say goodbye,” he heard Emma say. Calisto was too distracted by the flimsy fabric of her dress in his hands. A little pull with just enough strength and he knew that the dress would rip. She was close, and he could grab her around the waist before pulling her into the backseat. The windows were tinted. No one would see. A little more wouldn’t hurt.



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Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to three young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time. To keep up-to-date with new releases from Bethany-Kris, sign up to her New Release Newsletter here:


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