**This is an adult romance with adult themes**
- Cassandra’s Unveiling
Damon, his cousin, and four friends converted grandma’s house into a private sex club for people of color. It seemed like a good idea, and the club was starting to turn a profit already—after being open for only a few months.
So, Damon was proud to show it off to his friend and occasional sexual playmate, Cassandra. She’d had a small taste of his freaky side and seemed interested. Damon was interested in finding out how much more this Latina beauty could handle.
What he didn’t expect was to open the door to a side of Cassandra that even she didn’t know existed. It wasn’t just the kink that turned her on. It wasn’t only the submission, either.
Step inside Club Starburst as Damon and his friends help Cass find the sexual freedom and happiness she’s been searching for in ways she didn’t know existed.
- Safe and Sane
Rules are for safety. Dungeon Monitors are for protection.
So what do you do when the DM is the one breaking the rules and possibly putting his submissive in danger? Does it matter that they’ve been together for years? Does it matter that this DM is one of the investors in Club Starburst?
Damon isn’t sure how to handle what he’s been observing between Maverick and Desiree. He can’t quite put his finger on what’s wrong. To make the situation even more complicated, Desiree’s old Dominant is watching, too. He was always very protective, and he’s not happy.
What do you do when the play room is filled with tension between friends, when safe and sane are in question, and when respect and rules are being stretched?
If someone has to go, who will it be when everyone involved is an investor with money to lose?
- The Dom’s Destiny
Damon didn’t expect Club Starburst to be so successful when he’d first had the idea to open a BDSM club for black folks, but he’d seen a lot of happy relationships form and people grow into fuller acceptance of their sexual proclivities over the months. Everyone seemed satisfied with the way he was handling the club business, but for him, something was still missing.
Until his Destiny walked in the door. No, seriously, her name is Destiny and it only took a few minutes of observing her for Damon to know that he wanted to break her. Then he’d make her his.
Of course, he would set his sights on one of the most difficult new members the club had ever accepted. A submissive who didn’t want to follow the rules. A sassy, beautiful, sexy vixen who turned him inside out and got away with topping him because she was just too distracting for him to keep her in line.
Yeah, he wanted her and he was going to have her . . . even if his Destiny brought a future full of trouble.
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Josie Carver was born and raised in Ohio, where she resides currently. From a young age, she was drawn to romance comic books and novels. Relationships intrigue her. Falling in love fascinates her. She recently decided to write erotic romance stories after discovering a true enjoyment of reading the sub-genre. One thing she hopes to get across in the debut Club Starburst Series is that the power exchange between a man and a woman during intimacy is one of the most vulnerable and powerful experiences people can share if they are brave enough to let go of inhibitions.
Josie desired to create a series with complex characters, so you’ll find a variety of issues affecting the main characters from Cassandra’s Unveiling, Safe and Sane, and The Dom’s Destiny. These stories are about much more than sex because Josie believes that everything about us impacts how we relate to those we are our closest friends and lovers. She spent a lot of time researching the BDSM culture and speaking with people who participate in the lifestyle so that her readers can feel a true appreciation for what she believes is a truly remarkable world. At the end of the day, she believes that this foray and these characters represent the possibilities that can happen when people are unafraid to trust in one another, exercise the power found in knowing themselves, and reach beyond traditional boundaries to find freedom and fulfillment.
Josie Carver is the erotica pen name of award-winning romance Author Brynette L. Turner. The pen name was chosen to honor her great-grandmother Josephine—a woman of strength, intelligence, bravery, and determination—as well as her favorite middle school teacher, who was one of the people to invest in building her up as a person instead of just seeing her as another student. Creating interesting story lines in a sub-genre that seems taboo to many African Americans is a true act of courage that Josie hopes will make people proud and encourage them to delve deeply into their secret desires and buried needs.
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This is a great contemporary romance with a dash of supernatural. I have never read a love story involving gargoyles so I was intrigued. I read this in a day, I just couldn’t put it down because I wanted to see what happens next. I have not read the rest of the books in this series, but I read a blog post by the author who said this could work as a stand-alone. I did not feel like I missed out on anything by not reading the other books in the series. I felt instantly connected to the protagonist, Raquel as she struggled with re-entry after fighting in Afghanistan. I liked that Garret and Raquel’s story mirrored each other and they were able to help each other cope and fell in love.
Abandoned to his fate, a shapeshifting gargoyle is trapped until she sets him free…
A gargoyle betrayed by his soldiers…
After centuries of stone-cold death, Garrett discovers his legion has deserted him. Without their help, he’ll succumb to eternal sleep once more unless he can trick the woman who woke him into trusting him with her soul.
A combat veteran scarred inside and out…
Her last night in Afghanistan, Raquel Guerrero’s team fell victim to a suicide bomber, killing everyone but her. Now, despite her determination to never again let anyone close, her sense of duty compels her to help an endangered warrior survive.
Trust isn’t in their vocabularies…
A tentative truce frees them to investigate his regiment’s abandonment—and unleashes passionate temptations. But when the truth is uncovered, Garrett and Raquel’s fragile bond—and the healing power of love—might be the only thing that keeps them alive.
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Jami recently won the 2015 NATIONAL READERS’ CHOICE AWARD for Paranormal Romance with her third Mythos Legacy novel, Ironclad Devotion!
After an allergic reaction thwarted her attempt to find Atlantis, Jami Gold moved to Arizona and decided to become a writer, where she could put her talent for making up stuff to good use. Fortunately, her muse, an arrogant male who delights in causing her to sound as insane as possible, rewards her with unique and rich story ideas.
Fueled by chocolate, she writes paranormal romance and urban fantasy tales that range from dark to humorous, but one thing remains the same: Normal need not apply. Just ask her family–and zombie cat.
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I won this book in a monthly contest. I’m glad I did. I like several of Bell’s other books so I knew I would like this one. This is a collection of blog-like posts that strive to inspire and teach indie as well as traditional authors. There is just something about his tone and writing style that makes and writing struggle easy to tackle. I enjoyed the interviews with various authors. For me, it is a good reminder that I can do this.
How to Write Fiction That Sells Across All Channels . . .
Just what are the inner secrets of selling fiction to an ever-growing audience of readers? It’s not just the same old tips you see repeated over and over. It’s almost always a matter of specialized tools and techniques bestselling authors use––consciously or unconsciously––to break away from the slush into bestseller territory.
Whether traditionally or self published––or both––the writers doing these things in their fiction are the ones generating substantial income and happy fans.
Now, these keys are revealed.
Bestselling author and #1 bestselling writing coach James Scott Bell brings you dozens of powerhouse techniques and strategies, many of which are adapted from his popular writing posts at The Kill Zone blog. Among the many subjects covered are:
* The 10 commandments all writers must follow.
* The What-Do-You-Want-to-Say-to-Me test.
* The cure for overstuffed dialogue.
* Must you show compassion for the bad guys?
* What makes a novel a page turner?
* How not to write your novel.
* The two things every novel needs, no matter the genre.
* The things you never, ever do in your opening pages.
* The myth of the “inciting incident.”
* How much exposition up front?
* Why “Show, Don’t Tell” might be overrated.
* The #1 secret in using First Person Point-of-View
* How to use dialogue as a weapon.
* Where to get plots.
* The secret to adding fireworks to your style.
* The answer to the flashback quagmire.
* The art of listening to the book.
* How to find the “premise” of your novel.
* How to write a novella.
And many more. PLUS, interviews with some of the best writers working today, including: Sandra Brown, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Jonathan Kellerman, Barry Eisler, Joseph Finder, Peter Straub, Stephen Coonts, Katherine Neville, Andrew Gross, Lisa Jackson, Kathy Reichs, M.J. Rose
If you’re serious about selling your fiction, Fiction Attack! is your battle plan for breakthrough.
James Scott Bell
Box sets are my new obsession. I get to read new authors and read several books at one time. It’s also a great way for authors to reach a broader audience. This box set does not fail to entertain and carry me to ten new worlds. Well, actually nine because I already fell in love with A.W. Exley. My review of her great stories can be found here.
I read this box set back in May when I was on a three-week family trip. (The trip sounded good when we had the idea) These books provided the perfect escape. I enjoyed reading every single one. The characters and worlds were intense and awesomely created. My favorite was
Deep, heavy books are not for summer. Summer books need to be light and fun and transport me away from the heat and humidity. This book is a fun read that just makes ya feel good. I like books written in the first person point of view when the characters are honest and I can relate to them. I like the main character and I connected with her and her struggles almost immediately. The author did a good job of not sharing every part of the story in the first chapter. I don’t want to give any spoilers so I have to be careful with what I say, but I liked how the author developed one of the storylines over time. It made me read faster because I had to know what happened. I need to note that this book is written from an English point of view, so some of the phrases and spellings may be different than American English. However, I did not feel like that took away from the story.
‘The Summer of Second Chances is the perfect feelgood summer read.’ Chrissie Manby, author of What I Did On My Holidays
Lottie is about to discover that even when you think you’ve lost everything, hope and romance can be just around the corner . . .
It takes time to build your life. To get into a long-term (OK, a bit boring) relationship. To find a job (you don’t completely hate). Lottie might not be thrilled with the life she’s put together, but it’s the one she’s got.
So when in the course of one terrible evening, it all comes crashing down around her, Lottie has a choice: give herself over to grief at being broke, single and completely lacking in prospects.
Or, brick by brick, build herself a new life. And this time, with a little help from friends, a crumbling cottage in Devon and a handsome stranger, maybe she can make it the one she always wanted.
The Summer of Second Chances is an irresistibly funny read about never giving up, whatever the world throws at you. Perfect for fans of Jenny Colgan, Jane Costello and Christie Barlow.
**I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a review**
About the Audiobook
Author: Jennifer DeCuir
Narrator: Gabrielle de Cuir
Length: 6 hours 55 minutes
Publisher: Blackstone Audio⎮2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Scallop Shores, Book 3
Release date: January 28, 2017
Tragedy tore Wynter and Sam apart before he could tell her how he felt about her. Twelve years later, fate dropped her off on his doorstep, widowed, desperately broke, and very pregnant. Sam has spent his entire adult life trying to forget Wynter, and here she was, ready to collect on a promise he’d made when he was young and in love. His sense of honor dictated that he take her in when she needed him most. It was only temporary, after all. But living under the same roof quickly led to old feelings resurfacing. Now the one person he’d wanted to leave behind is the one person he can’t let go.
She knew seeing her reminded Sam of everything he’d lost, but Wynter had no choice. If she were going to make it back to Scallop Shores to raise her baby, she needed his help. Only she hadn’t counted on the long winter nights, getting reacquainted with a childhood friend she’d loved like a brother, a friend who’d grown into a man she found herself wanting to get to know on a whole different level.
Delivering Wynter’s baby at home during a fierce snow storm forces Sam to fill in as temporary dad. It’s a role he’d gladly make permanent. Too bad the one place Wynter is determined to raise her daughter is the one place Sam swore he’d never step foot in again. Had he gotten a second chance to tell her he loved her only to lose her again? Or is this time for keeps?
About the Author: Jennifer DeCuir
Jennifer DeCuir is the author of the Scallop Shores series, set on the coast of Maine, where she grew up. Now living on the opposite side of the country, she’s busy raising two kids and a husband. Her life resembles a sitcom, but that means endless story ideas. Coffee and chocolate keep her productive. Wine keeps her sane.
About the Narrator: Gabrielle de Cuir
Gabrielle has narrated over 150 titles specializing in fantasy, humor, and audiobooks requiring extensive foreign language and accent skills. Her “velvet touch” as an actors’ director has earned her a special place in the audiobook world as the foremost choice for authors and celebrities. She grew up in London and Rome with her wildly cinematic Oscar-winning father. She is the creator of two successful Kickstarter campaigns for audiobooks this past year. For the past 3 years running, she has had finalists in the Audie EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION category. She is co-founder of Audie, Grammy and Hugo winning Skyboat Media located in L.A.
I think the key to good historical fiction is to create a good story and let the history and setting enhance the plot instead. This story does a great job. The story of a young lady who came to live with her grandfather and winds up in the middle of a family smuggling ring with a cousin who is also a spy. The threat of invasion from Napoleon has everyone on edge but the main character, Christina, maintains an unusual calm and strength. That was one of the main reasons I liked this story. Christina is the kind of lady I’d want on my side during a fight. She is strong and smart and even though she falls madly in love, she isn’t a wimpy weak girl who NEEDS a man to save her. The author did a great job of creating an authentic world for the reader without bogging the story down in a lot of exposition. It’s a little predictable, but if you like historical romance (I do) you are used to happy endings. This was a nice break from my usual fantasy.
Only a deathbed promise to her dying father could force Christina Tretton to travel to Tretteign Grange, the ‘Dark House’, and meet her estranged family for the first time. Having to fast-talk her way out of an encounter with smugglers on the way is only the beginning. Waiting for her is flighty aunt Verity, her two very different cousins – the stoic Ross and fawning Richard – and her formidable grandfather, who changes his Will every few days.
Taking the neglectful servants in hand, Christina is soon managing the house, proving herself invaluable in her grandfather’s eyes. This backfires when he decides he wants her as his heir, and only on the condition that she marries Ross or Richard. Outraged, she swears she will marry neither, but her cousins have different ideas. Should she marry the cousin she is drawn to, even if he appears to have no true feelings for her?
Hanging over them is the constant threat of invasion, as Dark House looks over the sea to France, and Napoleon. When cousin Ross disappears, it is up to Christina to stand in his stead and take on the running of the estate – amongst some of his more disreputable duties. For as soldiers work to fortify the coast, Christina finds herself in the twisted intrigues of smugglers and spies.
Watch the Wall, My Darling first published in 1966, is another great historical romance from the master of the genre – Jane Aiken Hodge.
**I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley.**
BOOK LAUNCH – Eye of the Tiger (A Redcliffe Novel) – book 4 –
Stone used to be a normal human. Then she fell in love with a vampire, met his
identical twin werewolf brother, and her life fell apart spectacularly. Meeting
Detective Jack Mason, and his brother Danny, brought about a powerful change,
and Jessica’s magic was released. Now, in Redcliffe book 4, she must learn to
control her ethereal animal familiar, who lusts after the alpha werewolf, and
will stop at nothing to use her human mistress as a tool… Or is that a
The Redcliffe novels series follow the adventures of bookshop owner Jessica Stone as
she meets a man and falls in love, only to discover the hidden werewolf secrets
of her close friends. Who knew the Cornish coast could be so deadly?
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Title: Dare Me
Author: Vivian Ward
Cover Designer: Honey Hut Design
Release Date: 6/27/17
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A dare to play strip poker with a hot, older man? Yes, please!
My fiancé has always been an excellent attorney which was why his managing partner, Mr. Ford, invited him to the party. The one that Logan’s whole career would depend on.
But neither of us counted on Mr. Ford taking complete advantage of the situation.
I was supposed to be enjoying a girl’s night at my bridal shower, but instead, I ended up at Mr. Ford’s party with my fiancé. I couldn’t resist a hot, older man who had all of the power and control. The fate of our future rested in a game of poker. It’s a good thing that’s how I paid my way through college.
Everything was hinged on a bet. A game of strip poker, but I wasn’t about to lose. I told Mr. Ford, “Dare me.”
Dare Me is a MFM ménage that focuses solely on pleasing the woman. This a full-length complete, standalone contemporary erotic romance novel with no M/M scenes and guarantees a happily ever after. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like for your husband to share you with another man, this is a MUST read. As an added bonus, there are two free romance novels included with this book.
Vivian Ward was born in Brooklyn, New York but now lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Growing up the daughter of a single mother, her life was a struggle from day to day. When things got hard, she retreated to her room where she would write about fantasy worlds that would take her away from her reality. Even as an adult, her passion for writing never went away and now she hopes to share it with the world.
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