Sunday, 16 May 2010

Tease- The Review


By Immodesty Blaize

Tiger Starr has risen from nothing to become burlesque’s most sensational showgirl…She’s bewitched an adoring public and media with her old school Hollywood glamour, hourglass curves and wickedly, sexy stage shows.

Tiger’s life is a whirlwind of glamour, diamonds, celebrity parties and more than her fair share of suitors. She seems to finally have it all. But though she may have the talents to bring any man – or woman – to their knees, Tiger never lets her friends or lovers get too close. Only now, she’s finally ready to take a chance on love...

But beneath all the glitz and the feathers, she’s hiding more than her modesty. As she prepares for the most important show of her life, it seems somebody is intent on exposing the dark secrets of her carefully guarded past.

Unfortunately, there’s more than one likely candidate. Is it one of Tiger’s discarded lovers? A rival showgirl? Or even her jealous sister? As her world starts to unravel, Tiger will have to fight for survival, by delivering the performance of her life…


For any of you who have never heard of Immodesty Blaize she is most famous for being a burlesque performer and when I saw her talking about her book Tease on Paul O'Grady's show a while ago I also knew that one day I was going to have to locate it, buy it and read it. I mean, corsets, scandal secrets, murder and mystery and burlesque... how could a Minx resist?!

The title tease links directly to the idea of burlesque, it is all in the tease, and the book does just that. The characters are over the top and adorable, just what you would expect in a world where jewelled nipple tassels are this seasons must have. Tiger Starr is a complex character with many secrets, the most obvious being her on stage persona is not really her and dealing with people who believe it is. As we read the book we discover the real Tiger. We watch helpless as she receives pink notes threatening her, we watch her life and relationships fall apart in private as she paints on a crimson smile and goes to greet her audience, we hope that she finds the love she deserves, we gasp as the teases of her past become clear and we sympathise with her. When an attempt is made on her life... we fear for her safety. Just exactly who is trying to destroy her and why?

This is a good book by an amazing burlesque star (that is the only way I can describe Blaize's persona- she makes me want to put on my tassells and shimmy) and a new writer. The book has been dubbed a bonk-buster, and yes in some ways it is, Tiger enjoys sex and doesn't hold back, however this is more than an erotic novel, it is a sexy thriller. The plot is intriguing and fast paced, the notes and chapters written by her nameless stalker create tension, the characters are larger than life, and yes unbelievable in a real context, but this isn't a real world, this is showbiz dahrling! Tiger is strong with a personality which tugs at your heart strings, the secondary characters are interesting so much so you want to slap them sometimes! Yes I do get very excited about books.... *blushes*

I also like the written style, Immodesty Blaize has a true storytelling narrative, giving emotion and description in a conversational way which is very appealing in a summer read. I read the hardback which is pictured above, but it is now out in paperback.

I give Tease 4 pink panties out of 5, a very sexy frilly read!

Saturday, 15 May 2010

The Download Dante Party!


The Download Dante Party!

Released Today!

You Burn Me: A Tale of the Eververse


A priestess of The Morrigan, Xxieda Rolla is a woman who has known success in her business, fulfillment in her family life and is only missing one thing: the love of the man that would have her for always. Sent to Shadow Heights New York by her goddess to find him, she meets the ever tasty, ever surly Dante Barratt. Sparks fly, and so does Amaretto Latte.

Dante, a dealer of rare and illegal commodities, and a very tempestuous fire demon might want the woman who's brown eyes haunt him, but knows better then to get involved with someone who just screams purity. Shes hot, and successful in ways he never could be, and knows a man that just gave away his soul like he did didn't deserve a woman like that.

After a chance encounter on a dark street corner, and an earth shattering kiss, Both are powerless to deny the chemistry between them... until Xxieda tells him her secret: shes a virgin.

Caught between his head and his heart, can Dante accept the fact that Fate sometimes gives us exactly what we really need, not what we think we want?


Authors Note: This is a novella and answer to the question several readers have had of "What happened to Dante?" after his little cameo in Sugar and Sin.

And guess what? the book is Amazingly priced at 99 cents! that's right, a full 45k novella for only 99 cents! You know you wanna read about Dante and the woman that turns his world upside down, and now you can, for CHEAP!

And how would YOU like to win 3 Ebooks from our backlist, YOUR CHOICE? Its simple! You have three chances to win:

1. Send your snail mail address to: stella@stellaandaudra.com with "Dante's contest" in the subject

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3. Buy 'You Burn Me' and answer the question: "Who do we thank first and foremost in the dedication? Send your answer to stella@stellaandaudra.com with "Dante's book answer" in the subject.

Winner will receive 3 books from our backlist in e book form.


Thanks for that Stella!

This is a really fun book, I was lucky enough to read an ARC copy of it, my review is below!

By Stella and Audra Price


ARC Provided by author

Something different from the sisters Price, not different in the sense it completely deviates from their style or their character arcs but in the sense this book was completely romantic, and I enjoyed it.

It had a leisurely pace which suited the story arc and the subtly of the characters, although subtle is perhaps not the right work for Dante, on first impression he has the subtlety of a sledge hammer. However much like his demon fire the heat and harshness is on the outside, as Xxieda (Zi-ee-dah) says he is a nice guy, and sorry Dante, once someone gets into your heart, you are! Live with it!

Apologies... I seem to have got into ramble mode. The characters of X and Dante are engaging as are the side characters, we meet Feyd again (raawr) and Ash who helps X underwear shop, and we are introduced to a group of new characters, Peyton X's sister and seemingly her man guru when needed, even though they only talk on the phone they seem to have a real sisterly relationship, Rhys (rawwr) X's alocholic best friend and rock singer, he is forever in trouble and getting over the death of is fiance, I hear he has his own book coming up, (he is a powerful medium) we also briefly meet Winter and Lysandra, Winter a member of the band and twin of Rhys's dead fiance, Lysandra Rhys's body guard who hints at being some kind of were- I could be wrong.

For those who might be concerned with the the fact that she is a virgin who suddenly turns into a harlot and seduces her man, don't the whole thing is handled sensibly and sensitively. Xxieda's attempts at flirtation is fun, and usually ends in violence, she is no wilting violet. Dante insults her the first time he sees her, so she pours coffee in his crotch. Sounds good to me!



An interesting and romantic novella, I give it 3.5 pink knickers out of 5. A frilly panty read.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Bearsy Reviews Succubus Blues!

Welcome to a special edition of Loose Knickers... tonight's book review is brought to you by Sparkly Bearsy and sponsored by the number 69 bus! =P

Thanks Bear for agreeing to do a guest spot!

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Succubus (n) - An alluring, shape-shifting demon who seduces and pleasures mortal men.

Pathetic (adj.) - A succubus with great shoes and no social life. See: Georgina Kincaid.

When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants. The wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical?

But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid’s life is far less exotic. Her boss is a middle-management demon with a thing for John Cusack movies. Her immortal best friends haven’t stopped teasing her about the time she shape-shifted into the Demon Goddess get-up complete with whip and wings. And she can’t have a decent date without sucking away part of the guy’s life. At least there’s her day job at a local bookstore—free books, all the white chocolate mochas she can drink, and easy access to bestselling, sexy writer, Seth Mortensen, aka He Whom She Would Give Anything to Touch but Can’t.

But dreaming about Seth will have to wait. Something wicked is at work in Seattle’s demon underground. And for once, all of her hot charms and drop-dead one-liners won’t help because Georgina’s about to discover there are some creatures out there that both heaven and hell want to deny…

***Summary taken from Author website***

I wasn't sure if i'd like this book, a girl in the lead role and a succubus, that could only mean one thing, she would be a ho and boring to read about. Most girl lead roles turn out that way,disappointingly, and i find i can't read about them without wanting to claw my own eyes out.

BUT! Georgina Kincaid does not have the *CoughAnitaFactorCough* is a succubus like no other i've read before, yeah she sexes and corrupts guys to feed her their life force, but she's not all evil in the regular demon sense, she seems to have some morals and it's pretty sad she can't have a meaningful lasting relationship with anyone, 'cause yeah they get pretty dead if she sucks too much of them.


Aaaand Cue two guys Georgina likes!

Just when i thought i had a handle on this light hearted Urban Fantasy Succubus book, the author gave me a squick moment, i should have seen it coming really, hello Georgina IS a Succubus and needs to feed from the life force of men, but my romantic heart thought once she'd met Seth/Roman she wouldn't boff other men..her riding on her bosses lap in his office..Squick!

My over-all thoughts on the book, good storyline, good secondary characters, a likeable albeit weird succubus heroine and a series i think i will enjoy more each book.

Roman and Seth, the sexy and the geek. I liked them both, but i fell more in the Geek camp, Seth is just too cute...and he writes books, i had to love him more! I kind of felt though, as i do with most heroines who have more than one love interest she 'loves-the-one-shes-with-at-the-time' there is twists and turns with this love triangle, things i didn't expect and it makes me wonder what's in store for book two! Having known many fan girly squeal moments over authors and books, it was funny to see Georgina be that way over writer Seth, she truly geeked out over his books, a nice contrast to the demon that she is.

I liked some of the secondary characters, Carter...is he really a good angel? he's very mysterious, someone that secretive HAS to be EVOL right?! It gave me a giggle that good and evil were all pally together.

I give Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead 3.5 out of 5.


Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Teaser Tuesday!

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 p203: of The Demon King and I by Candace Havens



'Arath had some explaning to do."Jake, call the damn demon king and tell him I want a meeting."What the hell am I doing?"

Monday, 3 May 2010

Master of Fire- The Review

By Angela Knight

Giada Shepherd is a Maja – an immortal witch of the Mageverse. When vampire knight King Arthur asks her to protect his mortal son from an assassin, she’s willing to do anything she must to keep Logan MacRoy alive. But Logan is no ordinary mortal – he’s a handsome seductive cop, intent on a romance with his beautiful new partner.

Trouble is, Arthur has ordered Giada to keep her distance from Logan. But that’s a lot easier said than done....


Back in November when I first found out this book was being published I said "I am SO excited, if you want something fun, sexy and full of action then this may be the series for you. Any vampire warrior who must live off blood and sex can try and see if I am a mage any time of the week. Set in a parallel Mageverse Arthur and his knights and Maja protect the human real from all kinds of demons and beasties, helped by Dire Wolves, a couple of Dragons and Fey they strive to battle evil. Turned into Vampiric immortal warriors by a now absent Merlin and Nimue Arthur et al create a fun pack. To survive they must drink the blood of the maja, their female equivalent who require sex and blood release to survive. It is a FUN symbiotic relationship. Sadly my poor explanation does not do it justice."

And I was justified to be excited!

After the first chapter(s) I was hooked, Giada was innocently charming but certainly packed a punch, Logan had the honourability of an Arthurian knight but was his own man. They suited each other very well and that made the book flow nicely,Logan has resisted the change for so long; he has his own reasons which we discover in the book, Arthur and Gwen don't want to lose another son, they want him to change... and Gwen knows Giada will be perfect for her son! Mwahahaaaaa! They both try to resist, but with the help of Morgana and Smoke they have no chance, and the are HOT together. Whilst Giada and Logan getting together is the over-riding theme the assassin plot is intriguing and fast paced. I loved how the plot twisted and turned, the hunt for the plot and those behind the assinations... and this is only the beginning.

The book also introduced the character of Smoke, and I love Smoke... he is so cute in cat form! But he doesn't stay that way and is integral to the plot, the next book Master of Smoke is all about him. If you want a fun, sometimes funny, downright sexy book with a killer and mysterious plot (literally, as someone is trying to kill him) then this book could be for you. If you have not read any of them, please try them, I can not recommend them highly enough.



4 pink panties out of 5, a damp panty read! Mysterious, sexy and downright hot!
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