Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Skin Game: The Review

By Ava Gray

A beautiful fugitive—wanted dead or alive.

Kyra is a con woman and a particular kind of thief. She steals with a touch, but she only takes one thing: her target’s strongest skill. Which means she can be a fighter, an athlete, a musician, an artist—anything she wants… for a limited time. Heartbroken, she turns her gift toward avenging her father’s murder; with deadly patience, Kyra works her way into casino owner Gerard Serrano’s inner circle. After pulling off the ultimate con, she flees with his money and his pride.

A hit man who never misses the mark.

Reyes has nothing but his work. Pity for Kyra, he’s the best and mercy never sways him once he takes a job. He’s been hired to find out where Kyra hid the cash—and bring her back to face Serrano’s “justice.” Dead will do, if he can’t locate the loot. He’s never failed to complete a contract, but Kyra tempts him with her fierce heat and her outlaw heart. So Reyes has a hell of a choice: forsake his word or kill the woman he might love.

This book was recommended to me by so many people, so off I typed to book depository ordered me a copy MONTHS ago and added it to my TBR pile. It reached the top this week and I was so pleased it did because I really really enjoyed it. I found the idea of stealing abilities through contact intriguing, I found the characters engaging and the plot a real page turner.

For this story to work we need to care about Kyra and see her as she really is, rather than how her ex fiance painted her, and we do, we invest ourselves in her struggle, believe her struggle and purr when she meets Reyes! Reyes does have a struggle, retain the good name he has struggled to build or kill the woman he is falling for, not much of a choice but a choice he must make and we the reader know the choice we want him to make. Both engaging, believable, genuine characters who are smouldering together, but on top of this we have some great secondary characters which twist the story and push it to new levels. Foster in particular, who exactly is he and what does he want?

If you want a book with thrills, engaging plot, characters you connect to, mystery, action and hot sex then this could be the book for you. I recommend it totally and will be on the look out for the next one!!

A sexy thriller with an edge, I give Skin Game 4 frilly panties out of 5, a real page turning summer read, go get yourself a copy. Trust me, go out and get yourself a copy!

Thursday, 26 August 2010

My Guest Blog

I am guest blooging over at

The Book Vixen

Reviewing Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Come, comment and say Hi!

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Sweet Caroline: Reviewed and My Smut of the Month!

By Lissa Matthews

The second time around is even sweeter-with cherries on top.

Blue Jeans and Hard Hats, Book 1

Buck doesn't do personal projects. Until he runs into a woman wandering the aisles of the local home-improvement store, looking lost and confused. Just the way this fantasy looks at him nearly buckles his knees. In a hot second, the successful owner of a contracting company becomes a simple handyman, ready and willing to get as personal as the lady will allow.

Since her less-than-golden marriage to the local golden boy ended, Caroline-s declaration of independence includes her own business, road trips-and nipple piercings. Now it-s time to cut the last tie to her old life, but the house needs some work before she can unload it and move to her dream cabin in the mountains. Hard as it is to admit, she needs a little help.

Over the next few months, he shows her his toys, like hammers and drills, and she shows him hers-like floggers and paddles. And their attraction is the tinder that could send Caroline-s plans for an independent life up in flames-

Warning: In this book, there are sightings of glass dildos, leather belt bindings, nipple rings, wicked clamps, cherry cheesecake and a hot, yummy handyman-type guy who-s really good with his hands-

And his hands aren't the only thing he is good with... *fans self* ummm yeah, if you liked Simple Need you will probably like this, different settings, different characters and different needs, more D/s with toys but the same charm and a woman in need of a good man, but a man who sees the real her, and not necessarily the man she thinks she needs. That doesn't mean this is the same novel, it truly isn't, but it is another great sexy short from Lissa Matthews.

Caroline is in a position that I think a lot of women face, a relationship which breaks down, for her it is her marriage, the need for a full sex life and her own set of needs which need fulfilling, in the face of her ex remarrying and reappearing now and then. In walks Buck, he knows what Caroline needs having made floggers for her husband, but he wants Caroline for himself, and in the past turned down an offer from her husband as he knew once with her would never be enough. The thing is Caroline wants to leave, just when he has found her and she has opened her self up to him and loving again.

Buck and Caroline are an interesting couple and it is a book very much about Caroline's empowerment and discovering herself and moving on as it is about her and Buck finding the relationship they crave. The book starts in an erotic store, Caroline having already met Buck and him starting to work for her, but neither has acted on their attraction, running into each other in the store gives Buck the impetus to do what he needs to. Have Caroline all to himself.

For those wondering about the sex scenes they are hot and heavy and something to get you hot under the collar or squirming in your seat. At 80 pages it is a perfect lunchtime read, just think about the fantasies you could have that afternoon!

I give 'Sweet Caroline' 4 frilly knickers out of 5, a definite damp panty read!

Unseen Academicals: The Review

By Terry Pratchett

Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork — not the old fashioned, grubby pushing and shoving, but the new, fast football with pointy hats for goalposts and balls that go gloing when you drop them. And now, the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match, without using magic, so they’re in the mood for trying everything else.

The prospect of a Big Match draws in a street urchin with a wonderful talent for kicking a tin can, a maker of jolly good pies, a dim but beautiful young woman, who might just turn out to be the greatest fashion model there has ever been, and the mysterious Mr Nutt, who no one knows much about. As the match approaches, four lives are entangled and changed forever.

Because the thing about football – the important thing about football – is that it is not just about football.

Probably not what you were expecting from me, but I have always been and will always be a fantasy girl at heart. I fell in love with the disc world many many years ago, *coughmorethanIwouldliketoadmittocough* I think I was still doing my A levels... eeeks! This is book 37 in the series and I liked it. My favourites are the witches, even now Nanny Ogg is dragging out her tin bath, the goat is peeing cheese in anticipation as she starts to sing the wizard's staff has a knob n the end, quickly followed by the hedgehog can never be buggered at all. I love all three of them, with Granny Weatherwax stealing the show. The witches are closely followed by the watch books, Go Corporal Carrot! And can we have a howl for Angua *arrroooooooooooooooo* that does not mean I don't like the wizards, I do, and this is a great vehicle for them.

As well as the usual characters, Ridcully, Stibbons,  various chairs, Rincewind, The Librarian, and Vetinari, we are introduced to some new characters as well as some old ones making a guest appearance (Sam Vimes). Glenda is forceful and protective, Nutt is odd and intriguing, Juliet is pretty and pretty useless until she finds her purpose, (that is not my opinion, that is just what it is... Gloria has to give her complete and FULL instructions on how to make a cup of tea) and Trev Likely who is a dribbler in more than one way, why? Because this is a story about football as much as it is about the characters, the disc and Anhk Morpork.

If you have never read a disc world book before, don't be scared, each of them can be read alone, each story unique and whilst characters might pop up in different stories you don't have to know everything about them to enjoy the novel, they are like a comfy armchair hugging you.

I hope this won't be the last book I am not ready to let go of them yet, but I do understand with Pratchett's illness that will come... someday. As the book says, the thing with football is, it's not all about football. It is about the fans, the shove and its impact on our lives. That is covered in this book hand in hand with how we need to bend our preconceptions and not judge.

A great read and possibly my favourite cover for any of the disc world novels, if you want to try one out I can recommend this one, or my favourite 'Lords and Ladies'. I give 'The Unseen Academicals' 4 frilly knickers out of 5. A great and nostalgic read!

Friday, 20 August 2010

Did you hear about Minxy's Giveaway?



Happy Friday everyone, on this frabjous day I have decided to announce my little giveaway. A 'Have Heard About...' giveaway where I tempt you with two books from two series which I love, Angela Knight's Mageverse series and Katie MacAlister's Aisling Grey series.

The books I am giving away are the first book in each series and there will be 2 winners winning either Master of the Night or You Slay Me!

About the books...

American agent Erin Grayson has a new mission: romance international businessman Reece Champion. Seducing the handsome millionaire could put her that much closer to the revenge she craves against a murderous death cult. Erin doesn't realize she's being manipulated by the very cult she hunts. Champion is actually an agent of the U.S. government.

He's also a vampire.

Reece immediately senses the latent supernatural powers hidden within Erin, powers as dangerously irresistible to him as her lush body and hot blood. Yet he also knows that yielding to their mutual desire will make them pawns in a deadly game.

And their opponent is, quite literally, a monster.

Find out more about the series on Angela Knight's Website

Aisling finds her true calling when she travels to Paris to deliver a medieval object that is part of a set sought after for the power it wields. 

Aisling Grey is a courier enjoying a free, work-related trip to Paris when she learns she's a Guardian. That's a keeper of the Gates of Hell, for those who don't know. She finds this out from Drake Vireo, who's scrumptiously sexy-at least in his human form. Now Drake has stolen the package Aisling was sent to deliver, and she must track him down, get the package, and try to resist the passion boiling inside her.

Find out more about the series on Katie MacAlister's Website

So how do you enter?

  1. Firstly you must be a follower.
  2. Then comment below about what is your favourite book series and why, a short comment will do.
  3. Don't forget to leave a way for us to contact you- email, twitter or blog.
  4. If you want or have Minxy love in your smutty hearts please display the button on your blog, oh and if you want to tweet about it feel free!

The contest is international (as long as Book Depository will deliver there- as I will be ordering them from there)

That's about it... so go forth and bring back friends and perhaps I will break the 100 barrier!

Almost forgot and thanks Bear for reminding me, when does it close... it closes  Monday 30th August... so get your entries in!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Charmed and Deadly: Reviewed

By Candace Havens
Bronwyn is back...but so is her evil ex-boyfriend. From the author of Charmed & Ready and Charmed & Dangerous.
Bronwyn is used to making enemies-when you dedicate your life to ridding the world of evil magic dudes and dudettes, it can happen. So when she first realizes that an attempted hit on the Prime Minister was really for her, it's just "same spell, different day." But then something about this hex reminds Bronwyn an awful lot of an ex-Jason Gladstone, who was her college sweetheart until he tied her up and tried to drain her of her powers. Talk about a date from hell.

Another installment of the adventures of Bronwyn the witch, it is another great and fast paced book, I read it in a matter of hours, it made me smile, laugh and go aww, everything you need for a summer read and now matter how much I enjoyed it (and I did) I just didn't enjoy it as much as the first two. No idea why.

Bronwyn is her usual feisty self and we meet all of our favourite characters, Dr Sam in particular. There is a rather nice scene of them trying out the new shower some of you might like, *wink* but I am getting distracted. Whilst saving the world Bronwyn feels he magical signature of her ex boyfriend Jason, this is something she should never have felt, after he tried to steal her powers and kill her he was locked up in magic prison by the spook squad. But someone let him out and he has an axe to grind. On top of that her family members and friends are disappearing and she feels drained, are they all connected? Not necessarily.

I did like the book, it was light and fluffy, the diary/journal style allows for Bronwyn to get into mortal danger and then appear 3 days later and tell you what happened, relaxing the reader.  But I do feel that in a couple of places it was rushed, her confrontation with Jason is an example, as it actually belongs in a wider story arc. This is a complex plot, with many characters, multiple baddies and multiple plots which weave in and out of each other. All of this is handled really well and you begin to feel Bronwyn pulled in all different directions and the effect it is having on her.

The end of the book suggests there could be another, setting up a new plot, and I hope there will be, although at the moment there seems to be no sign. As I have said before the books are quite hard to get but you can get them second hand. An engaging and magical tale of magic, family, friends and love. What more could you want on a summers day?

I give Charmed and Deadly 3.5 frilly knickers out of 5. A frilly bikini read!

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Trouble in a Stetson: Reviewed

By Regina Carlysle

Lola Lamont leaves Vegas with two pals, never imagining they’d break down in small-town Texas. So what’s a former showgirl to do when she runs smack dab into the hottest sheriff south of the Mason Dixon line? Why, jump his bones, of course!

Sam Campbell takes one look at the Vegas Bombshell and knows damn good and well she belongs in his bed. She probably has the words gold digger tattooed to her ass but he’s ready to take what the sexy blonde has to offer. Vowing to protect his heart, Sam rocks her world. Too bad she’s rocking his right back. Sam is more than ready to handle some sass, spunk and sex, but is he willing to gamble on love?

One thing which truly appealed to me in this book was the first line of the dedication, "This book is dedicated to all who have been told they are too pretty, too ugly, too skinny, too fat or are judged on the basis of skin color, political leanings or religious beliefs." That actually hooked me in this tale of The Sheriff and the Showgirl! 

Lola is friendly, loveable and so much fun, on top of that she loves things which are pink and frilly!!! A Las Vegas 'Pink Flamingo Girl' Lola is sacked when she turns thirty, not only that she discovers that her fiance (a casino owner) was cheating on her and he dumped her. With her friends Lola packs up her pink Caddy and heads out, breaking down on Mesa Blanco and discovering life in a small town isn't quite what she remembered. She grew up in the south, poor but willing to work hard, when her Mum died when she was 19 Lola sold the trailer and headed for Vegas, working jobs to pay for dance lessons until she became a showgirl.

Sam is gruff and all sheriffy and divorced, his wife having left him for better prospects, a city life and a rich husband. As a result Sam has a little chip on his shoulder about it all, but after a rocky start he and Lola finally get it together and make the sheets burn.

What interested me was this idea of prejudice and judgement, he thinks she wants a rich husband, and all she wants is to be loved and doesn't understand why he doesn't call. However when there is a disturbance outside her home Sam comes to the rescue. It is a story about enlightenment and hot sex. A good combination. I really enjoyed this story, more than the first and I am looking forward to Roxy's tale!

A sexy and interesting read which I think you would enjoy. I give Trouble in a Stetson 4 frilly knickers out of 5. A damp panty read!

Friday, 13 August 2010

Trouble in a Stetson: Reviewed

By Regina Carlysle

Lola Lamont leaves Vegas with two pals, never imagining they’d break down in small-town Texas. So what’s a former showgirl to do when she runs smack dab into the hottest sheriff south of the Mason Dixon line? Why, jump his bones, of course!

Sam Campbell takes one look at the Vegas Bombshell and knows damn good and well she belongs in his bed. She probably has the words gold digger tattooed to her ass but he’s ready to take what the sexy blonde has to offer. Vowing to protect his heart, Sam rocks her world. Too bad she’s rocking his right back. Sam is more than ready to handle some sass, spunk and sex, but is he willing to gamble on love?

One thing which truly appealed to me in this book was the first line of the dedication, "This book is dedicated to all who have been told they are too pretty, too ugly, too skinny, too fat or are judged on the basis of skin color, political leanings or religious beliefs." That actually hooked me in this tale of The Sheriff and the Showgirl! 

Lola is friendly, loveable and so much fun, on top of that she loves things which are pink and frilly!!! A Las Vegas 'Pink Flamingo Girl' Lola is sacked when she turns thirty, not only that she discovers that her fiance (a casino owner) was cheating on her and he dumped her. With her friends Lola packs up her pink Caddy and heads out, breaking down on Mesa Blanco and discovering life in a small town isn't quite what she remembered. She grew up in the south, poor but willing to work hard, when her Mum died when she was 19 Lola sold the trailer and headed for Vegas, working jobs to pay for dance lessons until she became a showgirl.

Sam is gruff and all sheriffy and divorced, his wife having left him for better prospects, a city life and a rich husband. As a result Sam has a little chip on his shoulder about it all, but after a rocky start he and Lola finally get it together and make the sheets burn.

What interested me was this idea of prejudice and judgement, he thinks she wants a rich husband, and all she wants is to be loved and doesn't understand why he doesn't call. However when there is a disturbance outside her home Sam comes to the rescue. It is a story about enlightenment and hot sex. A good combination. I really enjoyed this story, more than the first and I am looking forward to Roxy's tale!

A sexy and interesting read which I think you would enjoy. I give Trouble in a Stetson 4 frilly knickers out of 5. A damp panty read!

Trouble in Cowboy Boots: Reviewed

By Desiree Holt

Stranded in Mesa Blanco, Texas, with no money and no prospects, Emily Lathrop hires on as the cook at the Lazy Aces Ranch. Two problems—she can’t cook, and owner Wyatt Cavanaugh is so hot she nearly burns herself just standing near him. Trying to keep her hormones under control is a problem when Wyatt seduces her into his bed and teaches her the real meaning of erotic love.

Now proper Emily finds herself shockingly addicted to the BDSM games he likes to play, her body craving the bondage and domination that pushes her thermostat past the point of combustion, even as she knows that it’s all going to come crashing down any moment with a big painful thud.

I think most people know about my love of cowboys, so when I saw this and the second book of the Sequins, Saddles and Spurs series, I was intrigued. This is a fun short story, at 95 pages it is a fairly quick read but it does pack a frisky little frolic into it. Even if the ending is rather abrupt. But I will get to that later.

The series focuses on the life changing events surrounding, Emily, Lola and Roxy who leave Vegas under a storm of disillusionment and a severe lack of funds, their pink Cadillac breaks down in a tiny town called Mesa Blanco. They arrive bedraggled and starving with few funds and find that life in a small town might be just what they needed. Particularly after they all meet a cowboy of their own.

Trouble in Cowboy Boots is the story of Emily and Wyatt, having lost her job and condo in Vegas Emily doesn't seem to be having much luck, as a character she is likeable, when Wyatt is 'mean' to her later in the novel we really feel for her and almost rejoice in the physical effect this seems to have on him. Wyatt is intense yet fun, walking that fine balance of boyish charm and brooding hidden depths. He likes to dominate in the bedroom and that is fine by me. He also has his own issues to deal with and eventually he does.

As I said, he does let her down in the story, but then again, that does happen in life and her reaction is perfectly human, as I said, I felt it ended rather abruptly and I think that is perhaps because I wanted it to go on longer. It was a fun and frisky read and totally passed the time when sitting in a hospital waiting room, thanks for ereaders! I liked it and think many of you would too.

An erotic and frisky little outing a fun summer read! I give Trouble in Cowboy Boots 3.5 frilly knickers out of 5. A damp panty read.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Teaser Tuesday... ride em cowgirl!

Inspired by The Book Vixen, who participates in Teaser Tuesday hosted by MizB at Should be Reading I think it is a FAB idea... she said to

* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others.
* Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Ok so here goes, my teaser is from p79: of Trouble in Cowboy boots by Desiree Holt

He’d been very clear that he was only looking for a playmate, that she was the perfect candidate because she was temporary, and that they could enjoy themselves for whatever time she was at the Lazy Aces. She’d had her eyes on bigger and better things, but the sex was beyond anything she’d ever enjoyed so it seemed like a good deal.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

The Demon is an Angel and Simple Need by Lissa Matthews Reviewed

By Lissa Matthew

When ex-government assassin Delan is kidnapped by Riko, a sex demon, he’s taken care of and sexually serviced in any manner he desires by Riko’s personal sex slaves. And while not one to bemoan his good fortune, Delan is a man of action and in need of a mission. He’s about to be given one by the name of Angel.

Riko’s half-sister Angel is just that, an angel. Not just any kind of angel though, she’s a hybrid being—sex demon and sex angel. And she’s in need of being tamed. Barred by Riko from having sex with her fellow sex demons, she’s forced to suffer the inadequate fumbling of humans, both male and female.

When Delan and Angel meet, sparks fly. She’s defiant and he’s determined, but the lust and hunger hit them both between the eyes and below the belt. Sex is hard and hot, a little kinky and a whole lot naughty. But Delan needs to find something more than sex to rein her in, or she’ll destroy it all.

Definitely a frisky little read, as the synopsis says Angel is half demon and half angel, spawned from a sex demon and an angel of love she becomes something new, something unique: a sex angel! But like many things is this world she requires balance, she has two parts of her personality and she is suppressing the angel. There are various effects from this, one could be her inability to orgasm with mortal men, her frustration with their needs on her and seeing her as a trophy, when we meet her she has just torched one, and his boat. A very unhappy and unstable being who, according to her brother, has the ability to put the balance of the world out of whack and ultimately end it.

The story begins with Delan (former military assassin who was living on the streets, he discusses later his need to hide and blend) being kidnapped by Angel's brother and experiencing weeks of sexual conditioning. When we meet him he is surprisingly accepting of his situation but as he explained what else does he have to live for and his training made him accept whatever conditions where thrown at him, like the reader Riko is surprised by his accepting attitude, but his explanation goes some way to accept it. He is given a task, get Angel to fall for him in one day or die. He has no choice but to accept it.

An interesting short which follows the theme of tortured angst and how these suppressed feelings can trap us. The sex is sexy and there is plenty of it, both Angel and Delan tortured by their past, but for me the star of the story was Riko, he made me laugh. As I said a frisky yet angst ridden short story with an interesting twist at the end and a suggestion that their could be more. I liked it and hope we see more of Riko!

I give The Demon is an Angel 3 frilly knickers out of 5. A damp panty read!

 By Lissa Matthews

Vinter is not your typical businessman. Tattoos, piercings and not a suit and tie in sight. One-third owner of a bar and a tattoo parlor along with being a bassist in a band, Vinter comes and goes as he pleases. He likes his beer cold, his music hard and his women scorching hot. Until he’s knocked off his game by a suburban doll he can’t stop wanting.

Elise needs a change. In men. The buttoned-up businessmen she’s been dating leave a lot to be desired—in romance, in respect and most definitely in sex. A recent text message from her now ex-lover drives Elise into a popular bar on the outside of town, where she meets one of its owners. He’s just the kind of man she’s never had and definitely the kind she’s always fantasized about. Big, bad and oh so naughty.

Unexpected tenderness. Unimaginable lust. Being dumped has never felt so damn good.

Oh my! OH MY!! I read this before I read The Demon is an Angel and that poor story had to compete with this! I think I had to wipe the drool off binky's screen! (Binky being my sony ereader), it was so good that after I read tDiaA I had to go back and read this again, in fact I want to read the phone scene again in a moment! HOT! That is all I have to say!

But ok I will say more.

The short story begins with Elise in a bar, earlier that day her boyfriend dumped her by text. Elise is surburbia, a suit, smart, practical, hard working, and her boy friends have been the same; with each date almost an interview to see if she is suitable wife and mother material, what would she be like at the country club, the right parties etc. However this last boyfriend had a secret which, when revealed in his text floored Elise and sent her running to the nearest bar: he was going back to his wife.

Vinter is sex on legs, part owner in the bar he sees Elise walk in with something on her mind, a sadness in her eyes and he buys her a drink. Vinter is attracted to her and as he hears her story he gives her an offer, hard, hot, mindless sex to wipe the memory of 'the dumb ass' from her mind. Elise needs something and finally agrees, thinking they will be going to a hotel room for a quickie, but Vinter has other ideas, to take her home and keep her fr the weekend. Which is what he does. He helps her to discover her sexuality, to discover the woman from her youth who she subdued.

I really loved Elise and Vinter, there was a a real care in them and much more hidden beneath the surface, I want a Vinter, if anyone knows where I can find one please let me know! I am quite happy to answer to the name of Elise.... =P I do think she represents many professional women, where because of work you need to project a certain persona, but you are a very different person in your private life. It is the corset beneath the suit. Whereas Vinter was everything she didn't know she needed, but above all he was a man who encouraged her to be herself and loved what he saw.

The sex is steamy, my favourite scene is when he makes her answer the phone to her ex, who won't stop ringing, whilst they are having sex. This also has a hopeful end, which I won't spoil by telling you about. I'd love to read more about Vinter and Elise, you never know, perhaps we wil get another short.... pleeeease!

I give Simple Need 4.5 frilly knickers out of 5. A definite bikini read and a damp panty read wirh pierced knobs on!

Thursday, 5 August 2010

The Swing by Lissa Matthews: Reviewed

By Lissa Matthews

Two years after his brother’s death in Afghanistan, Jethro is doing well. His handmade porch swing business is booming, his hip injury has healed and he’s still in love with Caitlyn. He knows he should resist her, but can’t, and pulls her into his darkly sensual world of sex and spankings.
Caitlyn has grieved, created a life for herself and has finally come to terms with her need for Jethro, her dead husband’s brother. With no small measure of hesitation, she takes a fateful step—daring him to turn her and their chance at happiness away.

Part of  Elora's Cave Quickies Series this short story is a sexy little romp looking at the angst between Jethro and Caitlyn. Not only only does Jethro have to cope with his memories of fighting in Afghanistan, his brother dying in his arms after an attack, his injuries, his estrangement from his parents who blame him for his brother joining the army  but also the fact that his brother married the woman he loved. His brother knew this, always, and in his final moments he makes Jethro promise to care for her. 

Caityn grieved for her husband who she loved, but he wasn't the only man she loved, she fell in love with both of them for very different reasons. Her husband, caring, romantic and loving, Jethro: dark, dangerous and erotic. Coming to terms with her husbands death was difficult, coming to terms with the fact she still loved Jethro was even harder. Knowing that people will gossip she wonders what she should do.

At 54 pages this is a quickie, perfect for that ride on the bus or lunchtime bit of naughtiness! It's an interesting short which explores the emotions and needs of both characters. We find out Jethro is a little kinky and also that Caitlyn is happy to explore that part of her, but it is not easy and not everything runs smoothly. What I liked particularly was that within the 54 pages of the novel you actually get to know Jethro and Caitlyn, this is an erotic novel with substance as well as sex. 

I know some of you have been waiting wanting to know what the sex is like, all I am going to say is... if you have a garden or porch swing you will be grabbing your significant other and trying it out! If you, like me don't have a swing, you will be online ordering one!

Frisky and fun summer quickie! I give The Swing 4 frilly knickers out of 5. A damp panty read!

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Eternal Kiss of Darkness: Reviewed

By Jeaniene Frost
An immortal war has been brewing in the darkness…and now one woman has stumbled into the shadows.

Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking. But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside a warehouse just before dawn. Suddenly she finds herself in a world she’s only imagined in her worst nightmares.

At the center is Mencheres, a breathtaking Master Vampire who thought he’d seen it all. Then Kira appears—this fearless, beautiful…human who braved death to rescue him. Though he burns for her, keeping Kira in his world means risking her life, yet sending her away is unthinkable.

But with danger closing in, Mencheres must choose between the woman he craves, or embracing the darkest magic to defeat an enemy bent on his eternal destruction.

I am in love, it is true, I am in love with Mencheres! Raaaaaawr! The second in Jeaniene Frost's Nighthuntress World Novels, Eternal kiss of Darkness follows the story of Mencheres, Bones' Grandsire and the continuation of his personal struggle after the end of Destines for an Early Grave. Having lost his visions and seeing only darkness Mencheres believes he has nothing left to live for, particularly after his 'estrangement' from Bones and Cat. 

Mencheres believes he has nothing to live for, that ennui has set in and brought with it a death wish, for his death. Separating himself from his line and his friends he sets out to settle an old feud. However like this book, life takes a twist and things are not always what they seem, in steps Kira, who in the beginning of the novel interrupts a ghoul attack, a ghoul attack she later finds out he easily could have escaped from, but by doing this she puts herself in mortal danger.

I really liked this book, like First Drop of Crimson, don't expect it to be like a Bones and Cat book, even though they do make an appearance (along with Vlad Tepesh! I hope he and Ian get their own book, if they need a heroine I am available and free =P.) As I said in my review of FDC if you expect that, then you may well be disappointed. This venture into the Nighthuntress World is more engaging than the first, the character of Kira in particular, she is feisty and due to her upbringing very caring and empathetic. She is what Mencheres didn't know he was craving.

What I especially liked was how much we got to know Mencheres, in the other books he seems ancient, because he is, but ancient and cold, aloof from the rest of the world. In this book we see ow much he can feel and how his past has affected him.

A thoroughly good and sexy read (ceiling, shower and being late for a meeting and showing up in a sheet, need I say more, Mencheres popped his 900 year old celibacy cherry with a bang!) A definite requirement for this summer!

I give Eternal Kiss of Darkness 4.5 frilly knickers out of 5! A frilly bikini bottom read.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Nicholas and Raine -Lords of the Satyr by Elizabeth Amber: Reviewed

These books were recommended to me as having really hot scenes, and they do, but they are not for the faint hearted, why? Because if you haven't heard during the moon calling the Lords of the satyr develop a second pelvic penis for double entry.

By Elizabeth Amber

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...

He Had Sworn To Take A Proper Wife.
He Hadn't Bargained On Meeting His Match...

Nicholas looks very much like what he is--the 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 plans to make his bride his only lover. A satyr's sexual hunger and sensual skills are legendary. One woman will never satisfy him.

Or so Nicholas 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...

I have been asked by a few people how I felt about the books, and I did enjoy the plots, I found the stories interesting, set against the backdrop of historical Tuscany and later Venice, they fit the beliefs of the times, the constraints on women, the expectations of men, and layer on top of that he world of the fae, a world which is in turmoil with the Satyr brothers guarding it's entrance, a world where some of the fae integrate with humans and not always for good reasons. The Satyr brothers have been changed with a task, protect these fae daughters. The brothers are interesting, we obviously meet Nicholas in the first book, he is very much the older brother and seems very controlled and stern, albeit very sexy! But he does have some odd ideas, perhaps odd to us now but for the time it was a common belief. His belief was that a wife was for mating and the production of children. For all other forms of relief he went to his mistresses, or conjured a silverskin. Silverskins are corporeal beings conjured from air elements for satyr sexual purposes, to indulge their darker sides.

Thank fully Jane, his wife, manages to disabuse him of this notion after a few unsatisfying sexual encounters (I was beginning to wonder where is the hot sex!). Jane is not a woman of her time, she is trapped and hiding a secret from her family. She has wings and sees glimpses of the future, unfortunately she did not foresee that her step aunt was evil and through an affair with Jane's widowed father had managed to corrupt the family. To save her younger sister Jane had to get them away from there. So when Nicholas offered marriage she jumped at the chance. Helped by the fact he is wealthy in a time when arranged marriages between wealth families were the norm, she not only got herself a handsome husband and protector, he also got her out of a prospective horrific arranged marriage.

However, once a month a moon rising the Satyr brothers perform a rite, (they have sex in the grotto until they are spent, they don't have to be in  the grotto but they like it) they also transform into Satyrs, their legs grow hair and they develop a second penis. Now I am not going to lie to you, the idea of a man with two penises freaked me out at first, I thought how will he manage, how will he pee? Thankfully the pelvic penis (for anal entry) only needs to ejaculate once and then it recedes, well disappears and he is as he was, phew, the idea of a man wandering round with 2 danglies worried me! He also has the seeker which comes out once a month and is tucked up with his balls, this umm appendage seeks out any harm that constant sex for hours might have done to their partners. (On moon rising they need to have sex until dawn therefore the seeker ensures no soreness for their partner! Jane also said it is rather pleasurable!)

 If you can manage all of that then this is an interesting plot, with well developed characters and which layers mythological possibilities over a real world historical context. But be warned, it is not as romantic as many would hope and the evil in this book may leave you feeling a little uncomfortable. They are not for everyone.

I give Nicholas  3.5 frilly knickers out of 5. If you want something different add it to your summer reading list.

By Elizabeth Amber 
As A Lover, His Skills Are Legendary...

The middle brother, Raine, is both sensual and stoic. Scarred by once taking a 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...

But In Matters Of The Heart, He Has Much To Learn...

The 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?
Ummmm yeah, jury is still kinda out on this one, same premise as before, but this time the heroine is sexually ambiguous. Jordan has been raised as a boy so her mother could maintain the family fortune, and how was this possible, because she has both female and male genitalia. I know in Greek and Roman mythology (which is where most of the satyr myths come from,) they celebrated the uniqueness of the hermaphrodite, but even though I liked Jordan as a character and I liked how she discovered herself as a person, I just didn't like the book as much as the first.

Raine is the brother who didn't want to get married, the brother who had already had a failed first marriage to a 'human' who was spreading rumours about his weird sexuality. Raine is remarkably patient and open minded, but I guess that goes hand in hand with turning into a best once a month.

Again forces are out to kill Jordan, again the brothers need to protect her. We meet Nicholas and Jane and it is interesting to see how their life has developed. This is a series you have to discover on your own,and I am not saying I would never read anymore, because to be honest I want to read the next one just to see where it goes!

I give Raine 2.5 frilly knickers out of 5. Liked the setting, the description and not sure what to make of the rest.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Maya Banks Reviewed: Colter's Woman and Be With Me

I know, I am on a roll with these double reviews and yes there will be another one along tomorrow! Just making up for my dry spell. Blogging may have been a bit dead, but I will still reading, and I am almost caught up with myself now.... almost!

Today is the day for Maya Banks, I came across these books courtesy for recommendations from a few blogs, but it was mainly the discussions of SusiSunshine and Sparklybearsy which made me head for book depository and my credit card! And I am pleased I did, if you want sexy romps with multiple partners in your books these could be for you.

Firstly Colters' Woman by Maya Banks

Adam, Ethan and Ryan aren't looking for women. They're looking for a woman. One woman to share their lives and their beds. They don't want a casual ro...more Adam, Ethan and Ryan aren't looking for women. They're looking for a woman. One woman to share their lives and their beds. They don't want a casual romp in the hay, they want the woman who will complete them and they're losing hope of finding her. That is until Adam finds Holly lying in the snow just yards from their cabin. He knows shes different the minute he holds her in his arms. But before Adam gets his hopes up, he knows he has to gauge his brothers reactions. Soon its evident that shes the one. There are a few problems, however convincing her she belongs with them and keeping her safe from the man who wants her dead. Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, menage a quatre, violence.

I think the book synopsis says everything it needs to about the plot, including the finally line about the menage a quatre, if you are not into multiples then don't go for this book. On the other hand, *stops to fan self* if you have fantasies about multiples, then woooooo hooooo come to momma! OK I have composed myself, I did like the book and I did like the characters, however there was one thing which made me a little wary, Holly was a virgin. I actually don't have a 'thing' about virgins in stories, happens to all of us at some point, and yeah sure for many of us it was a little frantic, a bit awkward and yeah there was some pain, but it wasn't all bad and it certainly felt better next time round! However, one virgin, three men. Don't get me wrong, it was HOT, it was sexy, it was tastefully done, but perhaps it is just me, three danglies in my face might have scared me. Then again I think I might have been a bit younger, but hey ho, on we go. I really should put an adult rating on here so I don't have to refer to things as danglies... my bad.

But that is my only maybe about the book. Truly, I really enjoyed it, the brothers were all cowboys and we know how I feel about cowboys! They were all dominant and growly and yummy and sexy and different. They were three distinct personalities which I loved, the bossy one, the caring one, the tortured one, and they all were what Holly needed, and the fractured facets of her life were what they needed. A match made in a mountain cabin. But this for me was more than a simple erotic novel, it was the level of romance which gave belief that this situation could work, add this to the mystery surrounding Holly and why someone was out to kill her and you are left with a sexy, sexy story which keeps the pages turning.

I enjoyed it so much I danced all the way to the e-book store and purchased Colters' Lady! I also got 3 more Maya Banks books, 2 of which where free! Well one was free, the other was free because I'd made 10 purchases, go me and my book habit! My edition of Colters' Woman was not the newest edition with the free short story in the back, if you want to read the short story you can download it free HERE.

Great fun, for an EROTIC SUMMER READ! I give it 4 frilly knickers out of 5. A damp panty read! You will be needing your fans ladies!

That leads me onto book book 2 which is

Be With Me by Maya Banks

Three men. One woman.

Hutch Bishop, Cam Douglas, and Sawyer Pritchard were juvenile delinquents with a reckless and wildly sexy side. But they had more in common than that. They had Regina Fallon, a wealthy but lonely girl from the right side of the tracks who formed an unusual friendship with the boys. She felt protected. She felt needed. She felt loved… for the first time in her life. By all three.

So much closer than just friends.

Today, she's a police officer, dedicated to her badge, and wary of reigniting her relationship with the hot trio after one night of passion left her confused—and stunned—by what they wanted from her. But when a mysterious attempt is made on her life, Hutch, Cam, and Sawyer jump in to protect her again. Now, Regina and her three lovers are forming an all-new bond. It's more exciting, more intense, and—as a killer looms in the shadows—more dangerous than ever before.

Oh my bring me the fan and the spritising water. This book was so chocked full of male testosterone I wanted to lick it! There I said it I am a bad Minxy. Reggie was a strong female lead, she fought this attraction for most of the book, confused by it even as the men in her life accepted it and came to terms with it. Again three very different men, brothers in life, if not in blood, the organised dominant, the edgy and rough, and the laid back and just downright sexy. She had a man for every mood! And a man who for no discernible reason was trying to kill her.

Another mysterious tale from Maya Banks who skillfully intertwines the thriller with the trills of sexual exploration. If you want a book to get you hot under your frilly bikini as you sun on the beach, go for this. Trust me!

There were five in the bed and the little one said 'roll over, roll over,' so they all rolled over and one fell out, they hit the floor and gave a shout, 'please remember to tie a knot in your pyjamas, single beds are only made for 1, 2, , 4...' There were four in the bed and the little one said.... ME!!! ME!!! ME!!!!!!!!!

Sorry, I just had the urge to do that! My first exploration into menage a quatre, and I found it fun and sexy. The characters were distinct, articulate and alive, caring for their community as well as each other, supported by a wealth of fleshed out side characters which gave the story a soul. I Particularly loved a conversation in the police station with Birdie's friend, a little sweet old lady in pearls and gloves who was talking about how good she was with a shot gun!

A great summer erotic read I give Be with Me four frilly knickers out of 5. A definite damp bikini read!

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Charmed and Dangerous and Charmed and Ready: Reviewed

by Candace Havens

When Bronwyn turned twenty she took the oath to protect, and for the last five years she's kept that promise, working as a kind of one-witch secret service to the British Prime Minister. Her arsenal includes a combination of potions, spells, explosions, mind-reading tricks, and general butt-kicking skills. But Bronwyn has a soft side, too-especially when it comes to Dr. Sam, the favorite physician of her new hometown, Sweet, Texas. He's smart, funny, adorable, everything she could want in a man. Except he's also a warlock-a big no-no in Bronwyn's book of dating. Being a witch is definitely getting in the way of her sex life. If zapping evil jerks is easy, why is finding a boyfriend so hard?

I know, some of you are going to ask how I came across these books, the simple answer is, I fell in lust with the cover of the Demon King and I, went on Candace Haven's website, got it and the sequel (both of which I really enjoyed and reviewed) and came across the Bronwyn books, loved the titles, thought the synopsis sounded fun and went off to search for them, and search I did. These books (with the exception of Charmed and Ready) were difficult to buy, which is why I love Amazon Market Place, I picked them up second hand and I just ordered book 3 that way.

The sad thing is I don't know why they are hard to get, they are great! I mean it 4+ frilly knickers for both of them! I hope it is because they are being republished because the word needs to spread about Bronwyn! And I am hoping you will all help me.

These are great fun, perfect pool reads, perfect for that rainy day, when you need to get a break from reality with something kick ass, but also tipped with fun and frivolity, and I can't believe I am saying that about a series of books where everyone is trying to kill the heroine, but Candace Havens has worked magic with her words and developed a world where magic and danger and fun are intertwined, add to that sexy men, a love triangle, finding the love of her life, trying to keep him, friends, kick ass friends, kicking ass, politics, princes, demons, warlocks, prime ministers, free Private jets.... I WANT TO BE BRONWYN! Oh did I mention she is a kick ass witch?

Have I whetted your appetite yet?

I was a bit worried about the journal style writing of the book, but after a few pages I understood the need for Bronwyn to share her feelings, it is like we are reading her journal, (yes the book is first person, please don't let that put you off) but it is just like reading any other novel and much less fragmented than say Brigit Jones Diary, (yeah I know I am showing my age, think yourself lucky I didn't say the Secret Diary of Adrian Mole!) I liked the little notations at the beginnings of chapters, I have included an example in the synopsis of Charmed and Ready.

Bronwyn is a kick ass powerful witch who works as a bodyguard for the British Prime Minister, even though she lives in the small Texas town of Sweet. Her job takes her all round the world and she defends him from people trying to do the nasty. However this results in several bounties on her head, when he introduces her to Prince Amir passion flies, but whilst Amir loves Bronwyn, Bronwyn loves Sam, local lad and Doctor in the small town of Sweet. Thing is Sam is a warlock, non practicing, but Bronwyn has issues with warlocks, but she has fallen like a ton of bricks and Sam feels the same, so much so they share dreams, (often involving naked bodies and chocolate sauce.) But someone is out to kill Amir and and Bronwyn must protect him, but this BAD is after her too, and finally th fight is brought to Sweet.

Such a great story, Bronwyn is strong and fearless and so caring of those around her, we as a reader grow to love her and feel hurt when she does, men can really be ...well when she goes on her men are asses rants we nod our heads and agree! The side characters are equally as strong and interesting and help power the story as it twists and turns through the mystery of who is trying to kill Amir and why.

A great summer read, I give it 4 frilly knickers out of 5!

by Candace Havens

Monday, 5 p.m.--Greenwich mean time
Bournemouth, England
Spells: 2
Sexy rock start: 1
Jealous boyfriends not returning my calls: 1

After spending most of my life single (for witches, it's practically an occupational hazard), I finally found someone to love. Okay, so then he got killed, but he's recuperating nicely. And I should be home nursing him--maybe just a little bit naughtily--back to health.
But no. The British prime minister asked if I could look after this rock star buddy of his, Zane. Creepy goth guys in cloaks keep showing up at his concerts and zapping his mojo. Hmm, smells like teen warlock to me. Anyway, I owe the PM, and Zane is fun, too--I mean, what girl wouldn't want to hang with the hottest man in music?
Look, everyone has vices. Right now, I'd like to indulge in one of mine and blow some people up so I can get back to my sweetie in Texas. But if these caped dudes don't show themselves before another paparazzi shot of Zane and me hits the tabloids, I may not have a boyfriend to go home to..

As good as the first! Loved it so much, that when I got to the end, I got online and found myself a book 3! I am not saying that these are the greatest books I have ever read, but I loved them, I loved the fun and sunshine and optimism which is juxtaposed against the danger and demons and death. I mean who wouldn't smile when after almost being killed again Bronwyn voices the thing all girls know, let me set the scene, she almost died, she is not meant to have sex for another 2 days, her boyfriend is there, she is frisky and frustrated, she believes frustration raises her blood pressure more than sex will, he won't so she does what every horny girl would do. Goes goes down on him, and yes it works!

Another great book, one where her relationship with Sam is put under extreme pressure and Brownwyn faces the ignored messages and him in a mood, all things we can relate to! Will she and Sam survive? Will she survive? Someone else is out to kill her, but is it all connected? You will find out if you read the book because I don't want to spoil it for anyone. One of the great additions to this book is the rock star Zane, he is so fun and it also allows to to see more of Bronwyn's demon slayer friend Simone!

Great book, great summer read and another 4, no it made me smile so much I am going to go 4.5 frilly knickers out of 5. Every girl needs a friend like Bronwyn! A huge recommendation on the both for summer reads.
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