Erotic, Humorous, Reviews, Romance, Sci-Fi

/ Book Review / Bay’s Mercenary (Unearthly World) / C.L. Scholey /

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🥀BOOK REVIEW🥀

Release Date-1st January 2013
Genre-Sci-Fi Alien Romance
Kindle Edition-106 Pages

Bay went from tortured human captive to exotic alien pet in a heartbeat. Zargonnii warrior mercenaries are like nothing she has ever seen before. What do they want from her? The unearthly world Bay is taken to is fascinating, frightening and a lot different from Earth. Zargonnii males have never seen a small, vulnerable female. Their females are huge, aggressive, dominant; and the two sexes live apart for safety reasons. Zane finds himself saddled with a bald, unusual pet Earth female. Females are anything but vulnerable in his world. This female is an oddity, and for some reason, his new pet brings on his mating cycle. Zane is mortified until he discovers this intelligent pet of his has a secret—she’s no pet at all. It takes everything in Zane’s power to control the temptation of his kind’s breeding habits—until he can control it no more.

 

Bay's Mercenary (Unearthly World)

Bay’s Mercenary by C.L. Scholey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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This was such an enjoyable read: a lot more entertaining than I was originally expecting.
The story centres around Bay a human girl who has found herself after leaving Earth in the hands of an abusive Alien the end result being her probable death.
That is until she is liberated by another Alien being but with no idea what she is and being so small and defenceless he mistakes her for a pet and decides to gift her to his nephew back on his home planet.
This was actually strangely enjoyable and fun, just the ticket to pass a pleasant couple of hours.
I did find the idea of Bay being treated as a pampered pet by these furry aliens very amusing indeed and had myself quite the little chuckle very humorous.
little Draven was adorable and Zane his father was a big lovable furry hunk, this was such an easy sweet read that I literally read in one sitting.
Aliens that actually look like Aliens are my guilty pleasure and this one really did hit that spot.
Oh and on a sidenote Bay isn’t Bald she just is a lot less hairy than the Zargonnii so seems bald to them: just thought I’d clarify as I have been asked about that description in the blurb.
This one is a definite hell yeh from me folks Ive read it twice now so that says everything really.
All opinions expressed here in this review are entirely my own.

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Dark, Dystopian, Erotic, Horror, post-apocalyptic, Reviews, Romance, Suspense

/ Arc Book Review / Heathens (Badlands Book 4) / Natalie Bennett /

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Release Date-16th September 2018
Genre-Dystopian Dark Romance
Kindle Edition

Cobra 

Wildcard.
Sinner.
Frequently misunderstood.

I can be your best friend or your worst fucking nightmare.

The Savages are my family and the Badlands is our paradise.
When that’s threatened, no one is safe.
Carnage and chaos unfold around me.
Loyalties are tested. Truths start to unravel.

When everything I know teeters on the verge of going up in flames, the only girl I tried to save, may end up saving me.

Blue 

Old soul.
Selfless.
Unusually stable.

I was the good girl, the one who saw beauty in people.

When the devil marked me everything changed.
The world I’ve been chained to is merciless and cruel.
I was ready to leave it all behind, but then he found me again.
He needed saving, I needed a reminder of who I was.

Nothing could prepare me for what came next.

Heathens is book 4 in the bestselling Badlands series. This is a complete story with no cliffhanger, however, books 1-3 must be read prior. 

 

 

Heathens (Badlands Book 4)

Heathens by Natalie Bennett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Heathens was the much-anticipated conclusion to this particular chapter of the series.
Bringing forth some much-needed closure to this current generation of savages: but leaving the stage fully prepared for the next offerings of degenerates: this current casts fledgeling feral offspring.
I am so entirely grateful that this is not my final foray into the dark decadent depths of the badlands.
And I am very much looking forward to continuing on with this new set of individuals next year.
That teaser at the end of “Heathens” looked so bloody delicious: I for one will definitely be on board for the upcoming journey.
So here we get to catch back up with the gang after the events in the previous instalment.
This time around we are focusing our attention on Cobra and Blue and for me as much as I did enjoy this there was something slightly missing; not enough of a something to stop my overall enjoyment here that was a given: I mean we are back in the bloody badlands duh!!!
But “Heathens” for me, when held up against its predecessors was like the little brother of the bunch and didn’t pack the full punch that the rest of the family themselves actually delivered.
There were a few things here that bothered me: For one the Katya thing really bugged me.
I would have prefered that Cobra had stayed away from her like completely.
I felt like Blue got a bit of a raw deal and was almost shoved aside originally for Katya: Not cool a-tall Cobra.
“Heathens” did some backpedalling fully explaining the actions behind Cobras faulty reasonings: for me, these excuses didn’t really wash and I felt he got off extremely lightly.
I also couldn’t quite work out the deal with Katya because of discrepancies in her behaviour was she loyal to Blue or not.
I mean at the end of book three she went postal when Blue was taken but later shes pretty much MEH about the whole thing: this did confuse me slightly.
I also felt that Blue was much too forgiving and Cobra to loyal to his brothers over all else.
I couldn’t see Grim or Romero sitting on their arses instead of being pro-active: Blue was literally handed back on a platter to Cobra no major effort on his part which sucked hairy balls.
Blue herself was also too nice a character for the Badlands: I would have liked her to make Cobra do some major sucking up and grovelling.
I also wasn’t happy with how the baby storyline played out.
And finally, the ending for me also seemed slightly rushed and was a bit anti-climatic in nature.
Look this was a mixed bag: but was still a solid four Star read and one that despite my moanings I still did enjoy very much.
I know it may look overwise considering my above peeves but this is still a fantastic imaginative read. Natalie Bennett for me is an auto-buy and a four-star read out of her depraved mind is still a solid offering that I am ever so happy to recommend.
So It just wasn’t a complete full sweep: which is the norm for me here with this series.
But No mind: It was, as usual, a decadent, depraved romp through a brutal badlands whereas its everything wrong that makes this just so fantastically right.
Expect all the usual visual delights that you’ve come to expect from a Natalie Bennett novel: this instalment certainly delivers on them in spades.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Heathens” (Badlands #4) of which I have reviewed voluntary.
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Contemporary, Erotic, Reviews

/ Arc Book Review / The Chateau (The Original Sinners #9) / Tiffany Reisz /

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Release Date-5th June 2018
Genre-Erotic Fiction
Kindle Edition-286 Pages

As the Jack-of-All-Wicked-Trades for a secretive French military intelligence agency, 24-year-old Lieutenant Kingsley Boissonneault has done it all—spied, lied, and killed under orders. But his latest assignment is quite out of the ordinary. His commanding officer’s nephew has disappeared inside a sex cult, and Kingsley has been tasked with bringing him home to safety.

The cult’s holy book is Story of O, the infamous French novel of extreme sado-masochism. Their château is a looking-glass world where women reign and men are their willing slaves. Or are they willing? It’s Kingsley’s mission to find out.

Once inside the château, however, Kingsley quickly falls under the erotic spell cast by the enigmatic Madame, a woman of wisdom, power, and beauty. She offers Kingsley the one thing he’s always wanted. But the price? Giving up forever the only person he’s ever loved.

The Chateau is a new standalone Original Sinners novel from international bestseller Tiffany Reisz, author of The Siren and The Lucky Ones. 

 

 

The Chateau (The Original Sinners, #9)

The Chateau by Tiffany Reisz
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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I didn’t originally realise that this was part of a larger series: no matter this was still an enjoyable endeavour surprisingly more humorous in its execution than erotic which surprised me as I was expecting the opposite.
My rating reflects the fact that I haven’t read the rest of the series so was somewhat uninvested here.
If you are a regular consumer of this series I imagine the opposite would apply.
Though technically this can be read as a standalone: all the components are there: in my opinion, this would be better served read as part as the series especially since you will already then be invested in the outcome here.
This is a partial backstory of 24-year-old Lieutenant Kingsley and his adventures concerning The aforenamed Chateau.
It’s fun flirty and sexy: A well-written foray into a world of taboo practices and free expression.
I enjoyed this very much but it didn’t really set me on fire probably because as I mentioned earlier I read this as a solo offering.
Still, it was enjoyable and well written so for that reason this gets a thumbs up from me.
Thank you to the Author and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of “Do Not Disturb” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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Dark, Dystopian, Erotic, Fantasy, Reviews, Romance

/ Arc Book Review / The Golden Line (Knotted,#1) / Addison Cain /

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Release Date-30th August 2018
Genre-Omegaverse Romance
Kindle Edition-208 Pages

 

They call me brutal. They call me unrepentant. They call me possessive. I am all these things and much worse.

But to her, I will be conqueror.

The Golden Line is a dark, sinister Omegaverse romance for those with twisted tastes and a love for delicious villains. Complete power exchange dominates these pages, as does an attentive Alpha hero you will adore.

 

 

The Golden Line (Knotted,#1)

The Golden Line by Addison Cain
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Oh my friggen god I bloody adored The Golden Line (Knotted,#1) like so much.
Just when I think it can’t get any better than my previous Addison experience I get this little gem.
I don’t really want to share this; nope nope nope.
I want to keep the delectable delicious Simin and all his deep grumbly purrs all to myself; he’s not yours girls; This Adorable Alpha is all mine.

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Okay okay, I suppose I’m being greedy trying to keep Simil all to myself I can share the love if I absolutely have to.
So this was really a tale of two halves for me; one of which I entered rather blindly.
I really was quite literally in the dark towards where this was ultimately heading.
Experiencing alongside Morgaine her frightful treatment at the hands of her Alpha tormentors.
I was there as they broke her with there unapologetic conditioning and as she hit rock bottom my heart hurt so much for this poor confused and traumatised girl.
Frantically looking around for someone to save her I was losing all hope.
That was why it was so special to see Simin take a step out of the stereotypical box and attempt with his whole entire being to rebuild Morgaine’s shattered psyche.
To come along and take this supposed feral omega for himself but also to actually see her as an individual and person in her own right was bewitching.
So this one for me; had as ever everything that I usually find captivating and hypnotic when it comes to this authors work.
All the usual magnetism you’d expect was still produced but this was alongside a much more softer overall approach when it came to her Alpha than we are usually given.
Don’t mistake me Simil is as Alpha as they come but he also came with the ability to place his omega at a much higher importance than his own needs and wants and it was magic.

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Simin understood the best way to gain his omega Morgaine’s heart was ultimately through her trust; he had her lust but as his end game he wanted her soul also.
He was much more romantic than his predecessors and was not afraid to voice his feelings but rather than emasculating him it only enhanced his overall allure.

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I also think taking away the ability to communicate through language and only through an interpreter brought a new layer to Alpha and Omega expectations.
Much more care was taken considerably on Simil’s part because of the lack of verbal cues.
It made it much more crucial to observe the non-verbal signs in each other.
So this had everything you would usually expect from this series but with such a difference in approaches than what we are usually used to.
I have to say, I’m equally a fan of both ways.
I also loved the finale here; where it left us, on edge and salivating at the mouth for that next anticipated instalment.
I feel like I am poised, waiting, breathe bated in expectation; the scene has been set with such finesse.
Addison Cains omegaverse universe is fast becoming one of my all-time favourite series I can’t get enough of it, whatever light the participants are portrayed in.
So before I go I should mention that this is an extended reworked story from the Royally Mine anthology that was originally titled Consumed.
That was a short story that is no longer available; “The Golden Line” is now a full-length novel and has been extensively improved on.
This is a series I can’t recommend highly enough and gets my whole-hearted seal of approval every single time.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “The Golden Line (Knotted,#1)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
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Contemporary, Dark, Erotic, Reviews, Romance

/ Book Review / Taking Turns (Turning #1) / J.A. Huss /

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🌹BOOK REVIEW🌹

Release Date-18th January 2017
Genre-Erotic romance (M/M/M/F)
Kindle Edition-337 Pages

 

I’ve never been afraid of the dark…but that doesn’t mean I wanted to live in it. And maybe everyone wants what they can’t have, but I should’ve thought it over before I accepted the key and unlocked the door to their forbidden world. 

Number One is mostly silent. He watches me with them very carefully. His gaze never wanders. His interest never wanes. 

Number Two is mostly gentle. But it’s the other side of him I like best. The wild side. 

Number Three is mostly reserved. He refuses to cross the line. Even when I beg. 

It was carnal, it was sensual, and it was erotic. That’s it. That’s all it was supposed to be. A trip into the dark. A peek into the forbidden. 

I just didn’t expect to like them. 

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I heard the door open and close and said nothing. And the footsteps coming down the hallway towards the bedroom. I even heard him say, “Hey.” So softly. “You awake?” Like he didn’t want to wake me. 

I listened as he stepped into the closet. There was that slick sound a man makes when he pulls his tie through his shirt collar. I heard the unclasping of his watch. The jingle of his belt buckle and the shuffle of his pants as they dropped to the floor. 

I even heard his moan as he stood over me. I could feel his shadow from the streetlamp outside like it was heat. 

Then the bed creaked, the mattress sank. And his warm, hard body straddled me. 
Still, I said nothing. 

I just buried my face in the sweet scent of the pillow and closed my eyes, feigning sleep. 

“Rochelle,” he whispered, leaning over me. His fingertips gently brushed the hair away from my shoulder. His mouth pressed against my skin. “Did you miss me? God, I’ve missed you. Two weeks is too long. We need to renegotiate.” 

He nipped my neck. Kissed it. Licked my ear as he positioned himself to begin. 

And I said… nothing. 

Even though my name is not Rochelle. 
That’s why I’m here. Tied up and gagged inside the closet. Sitting in the dark as three men on the other side of the door argue about where Rochelle went, why I was in her bed, and what they should do next. 

I should be scared but I’m not. 

I should be screaming, but I won’t. 

Because this just feels very, very right. 

And the only thing on my mind is… what will happen next? 

Taking Turns (Turning, #1)

Taking Turns by J.A. Huss
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

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This was so much more than what I was originally expecting; what I was anticipating here was a really hot menage type or quad as this actually has four participants and while this was certainly steaming hot in nature and intent this was also so much more than that.
Totally surprised me this did and in a totally good way as well.
This story revolves around a game; A very adult dark game called taking turns.
And what we have here is a decadent descent into all that is sensual and sexy as our girl Chella spirals further down the rabbit hole as she explores in depth her inert hidden nature.
Smith, Quin and Bric all aboard this ride also and all with there own particular reasons for playing.
One, Two and three each with there own set of bizarre rules agreed on by all; the end game, well it’s all four finally playing together as one whole.
As our tale evolves it quickly becomes apparent that one player is much more invested in the prize and is determined to win by giving Chella exactly what she needs to enable her to move forward with himself as her ultimate home.

I will give you that, Chella. I will fill in the deep, dark hole you’re so desperate to cover up with whatever it is you’re doing here with us, and I will make your longing go away. That’s my present.

So I adored all the men here But my hands down favourite was Smith; He has such a quirky atypical guy and I adored the fact he was just so intense and didn’t play with a full deck.
He was my main man here all the way.
The others were OK and all but Smith just had that slight edge for me.
So this was an excellent read that was seriously and surprisingly very emotive.
If I had one criticism here for me it would have been Chella herself I did find her at times to be slightly unreasonable in her attitudes to others.
Well mainly Smith if I’m being honest I think she treated him rather unfairly originally and it got my back up hence the half a star deduction.
As a whole, this is one that I’m happy to recommend just be aware before embarking here this is a romance with multiple partners and is fairly explicit in nature if you’re like me then that last sentence will only entice you to want to read this more.
Taking Turns (Turning, #1) is the first instalment in a new series but this can be read as a standalone as far as I am aware the next part continues on with Rochelle’s story.
So I managed to grab this when it was free so I lucked out there folks.
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Dark, Erotic, Fantasy, Paranormal, Reviews, Romance

/ Book Review / Minotaur: Blooded (The Bestial Tribe #1) / Naomi Lucas /

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🌹BOOK REVIEW🌹

Release Date-28th August 2018
Genre-Fantasy Romance
Kindle Edition-203 Pages

Aldora lived in a bordertown on the edge of the maze. A labyrinth that spanned an eternity filled with creatures that howled through the night. She was a daughter to farmers that worked the fields and endured a quiet life as a peasant, away from the capital and its nihilistic celebrations; away from all that would look at her and discern her worth. Because to be chosen as a sacrifice was to be chosen to die. Until one night, while at the edge, she heard a husky voice in the darkness.

Vedikus Bathyr.
He prowled the overgrown passages at the farthest edges where the true, intelligent beasts roamed. They were all there for the same reasons: to kill each other and capture the humans that entered the labyrinth.

On one fated night a human girl called out to him. A girl with a voice that quickened his blood. But he wasn’t the only one to hear her call…

Minotaur is a dark fantasy romance with explicit violence and possible triggers. Mature readers only.

Minotaur: Blooded (The Bestial Tribe, #1)

Minotaur: Blooded by Naomi Lucas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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There was nothing hearts and roses in any shape or form about this story; in fact, it was more in my opinion about claiming and animalistic lust.
It was also if I’m being honest a trifle strange in content, so you know what it was absolutely inevitable that I was going to bloody love this.
I adore the weird and wacky and that is definitely what we are given here in spades.
This is a strange unapologetic romp filled with bloody gore and extremely graphic and carnal copulation.
Look this is going to be an acquired taste folks a bit like marmite; love or hate it people this is one that your not likely to forget in a bloody hurry.
If your easily offended or shocked then probably better to walk on by here.
Myself being a bit of a perve I found myself a spot and immediately got comfy; immersing myself fully in this unusual and strangely hot story.
Have to say this was my first minotaur romance; I have done centaur (I loved that also; see self-confessed perve here)
But here I did surely pop my cherry in all things, Bull.
I say romance lightly here as we actually have precious little of that, this is much more raw and primal in nature than romantic overtures and heartfelt declarations.
I also didn’t actually find this that dub-con in nature this to me just screamed more heavy seduction rather than rapey.
Also, this is in no shape or form bestiality either I mean yeh technically the guy has hooves and a big bull dong and even horns but the dude walks upright and can reason and talk so in my book he’s hardly there chewing the cud in a field now is he.
By that token, all shapeshifter romances would be reclassified wouldnt they.
So In “Minotaur: Blooded (The Bestial Tribe, #1)” the story is relatively simple Aldora living in a border town gets herself thrown into the Labyrinth.
Vedikus a Minotaur in the ways of his people takes Aldora for his own keeping her alive from all that would do her harm (Other than himself of course) within the labyrinth.
Determining to claim her for his mate he is willing to maim and destroy anyone who dares try to take his prize away from him.
And that’s it really; its actually quite a simple concept but I really did work.
So Vedikus himself did kind of grow on me and though Aldora did very swiftly accept her fate here I found I didn’t have it in me to care that much, this really for me was pure unadulterated fantasy at its very best and I devoured every wicked scenario I was given gladly.
The only reason I marked this down to a four rather than a five is I would have liked to have seen a bit more of them actually settled as a couple when they reached Vedikus’s home other than that I was a happy camper.
I will definitely be indulging in the next book in this series Minotaurs are now my new flavour of strange but sexy.
I borrowed Minotaur: Blooded (The Bestial Tribe, #1) with my KU subscription.
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Erotic, Humorous, Reviews, Romance, Sci-Fi

/ Arc Book Review / Alien Captive / Lee Savino & Golden Angel /

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☘ARC BOOK REVIEW☘

Release Date-31st August 2018
Genre-Alien Romance
Kindle Edition

Who knew reading sexy alien abduction stories could get a girl into trouble? Or that an e-reader could also be the gateway to another galaxy? I definitely didn’t… but here I am anyway, mated to the Tsenturion High Commander just like the unwilling human heroines in my favourite sci-fi romances.

The Commander demands obedience. He intends to claim me, train me, and turn me into his perfect little pleasure trophy. He doesn’t believe in love. I don’t believe in giving in without a fight. There’s no amount of discipline or ecstasy that could break me to his will… I hope.

Alien Captive is a hot alien abduction romance, starring one feisty human and the Tsenturion Warrior strong enough to potentially master her.

Disclaimer: the authors are not responsible for any actual alien abductions that may result should you purchase this book.

Alien Captive

Alien Captive by Lee Savino
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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So really enjoyed this one; found it so very amusing and its super scorching hot to boot.
I also really adored that oh so ridiculous disclaimer.

The authors are not responsible for any actual alien abductions that may result as a consequence of your purchase of this book.

Love it; that definitely got a chuckle out of me.
Both are actually relatively new authors for me but it was all good from my corner as I certainly did enjoy getting acquainted with them both here.
So this one is red hot and does contain a lot of Alien hanky-panky, not that I’m complaining mind.
There are also some very unique differences in this interspecies romance that had my tongue hanging out in pure unapologetic delight, the fiercely descriptive originality of the narrative was fantastic and despite the many sexy scenarios we are introduced to here there is also a great imaginative storyline thread also running throughout.
I loved how Dawn ultimately arrives as a tribute for the commander it was really so inventive and was just so refreshing to also experience an alien romance that doesn’t take itself to seriously.
In fact, that was one of this books greatest assets its ability to make the fantastical just so mundane.
The scenario we are introduced to here was just so fanciful and ingenious that I found myself devouring every impossible word.
I bet we have all fantasised slightly; Ok I confess in my case a lot, about being the heroine in our own starring roles never for one minute thinking that fiction could become reality.
Be careful what you wish for as for Dawn; well her x-rated daydreams have certainly become her new reality; lucky lucky girl.
In fact, I only have one question left where can I get one of those E-Readers and where do I sign up?

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On a final note, I really did enjoy the brief glimpse into what could be an excellent continuing series.
It really managed to pique my attention and interest and I for one would love to learn more and also explore where this could ultimately go.
So pleased Gavrill and Dawn got there much deserved HEA; fingers crossed that we do get a book two in this series; I for one definitely want to continue on here.
I mean come on we so need grumpy old Bogdan’s story next.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “Alien Captive” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
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BDSM, Contemporary, Dark, Erotic, Reviews, Romance

/ Arc Book Review / Island Captive /Jane Henry /

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🌹ARC BOOK REVIEW🌹

Release Date-24th August 2018
Genre-Dark Romance
Kindle Edition

I was hired to apprehend a monster – a Dom who’d been sentenced to life for murdering his submissive. I’ve seen what he’s capable of, and the images will haunt me forever. I swore I’d stop at nothing to put him behind bars.

But then our plane back to the States crashes.

We are the only two survivors.

And the monster will make me wish I’d died along with the rest of them.

 

Island Captive

Island Captive by Jane Henry
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

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I devoured “Island Captive” in like one sitting it was that good.

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And no this was not no insipid flowery fairy-tale but it was definitely my kind of bed-time story
one where my evening is most certainly going to feature sweet dreams of the more carnal variety; if I’m very lucky that is.

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The premise behind this storyline is simple Nadine works for a government agency that apprehends hardened criminals that have gone AWOL.
Along with her partner, she is hot on the trail of convicted killer Adrian who has been convicted of brutally murdering his submissive.
Nadine feels this one personally; despite her trying to stay detached and manages while recapturing Adrian to earn his own brand of personal hatred.
When their charter plane encounters difficulties mid-flight and crashes Adrian and Nadine are the sole survivors.
The roles these two started out with are dramatically reversed; Jailor becomes prisoner and the prisoner holds all the cards and is damn sure ready to use them all to his advantage.
I think someones definitely got a case of bruised feelings here.

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So this is where our story really takes off and it’s fabulous.
Adrian in control making Nadine pay for every little slight while he in a way punishes here for her past treatment of him.
I have to be honest here I was struggling initially with whether I could grow to like Adrian as he just seemed so cold and single-minded in his interactions and overall mindset.

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no matter as the story unfolded, I began to warm to him as he gradually started to redeem himself.
The slow gradual burn between Nadine and Adrian really appealed to me.
I would have liked him maybe to show a bit more in terms of feelings as the book progressed.
But that was just more of a personal preference; I do like my dramatic declarations of loves and devotion and sadly that for me was missing here.
We do get the eventual HEA here, but it was just a little anti-climatic for my liking.
This had plenty of action and was super enjoyable, do be aware it is slightly dub-con in nature but that was half the draw here for me.
The eventual connection between Adrian and Nadine here was completely consensual just initially this does skate the boundaries please avoid if that is at all an issue for you.
So yeh my removing half a star was mainly due to the lack of emotional declarations something about seeing a tough grown man brought to his knees by the fairer sex just gets me all a quiver.
despite my above gripe, this was still a fantastic read that I really did enjoy.
So Imagine a naughtier version of the Blue Lagoon (Love that film) one with lots of spankings and you’re halfway there with picturing this.
This may be my first Jane Henry book but It definitely is not going to be my last.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “Island Captive” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
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/ Arc Book Review / Young Enough (The Age Between Us #2) / Charmaine Pauls /

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🌹ARC BOOK REVIEW🌹

Release Date-28th August 2018
Genre-Age Gap Romance
Kindle Edition-200 Pages

 

I thought I’d lost everything. My life was in tatters when a man half my age broke into my property and invaded my future. Our love is forbidden, but I’m single and he’s all the taboo I crave. For once in my life, why not? But what if I start wanting more than a fleeting love affair? What if his secrets will destroy me? I had no idea how much more I was about to lose.

(Young Enough is Book 2 of The Age Between Us duology. Old Enough, Book 1, must be read to follow the story.)

 

Young Enough (The Age Between Us, #2)

Young Enough by Charmaine Pauls
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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So this was the second instalment in The Age between us duo, and though I didn’t rate it quite as high as part 1 this was still a really worthy addition to this great series.
In “Young Enough” We catch up with our lovers Brian and Jane after the events of the previous instalment and just as I predicted previously things went to hell in a handbasket like dramatically.
Everything that could go wrong here did, this was so bloody angsty.
I started this with a sense of dread deep in the pit of my stomach so it was almost a relief when everything that had been building up finally started to implode piece by piece one incident after another like falling dominoes.

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I’m not going to go into Specifics here but let’s just say there’s plenty here to grab and retain your attention.
I was still adoring Brian and Jane; especially Brian and really couldn’t see how they were going to survive the fallout here and still remain eventually happy together.
I mean without either of them giving up something or someone they cared about; it just seemed such an impossible situation and every direction in sight was a no win for someone.
So here we are also finally given some closure in regards to some of the truly reprehensible characters we were introduced to previously.
Some actually came into there own and surprisingly stepped up to the mark and others finally showed their true colours in all their self-centred entirety.
Though I was slightly disappointed that just desserts were not served where they were definitely deserved.
My other main bug-bear here was Consequences especially in regards to Abby they seemed to be sorely lacking and I don’t really think the punishment fit the crime; what Abby did regardless of her youth was deplorable and she practically just got a slap on the wrist in regards to her behaviour.
I found this as a parent inconceivable.

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I also would have liked to see some apologies from certain adults and there unwarranted behaviour towards Jane as It seemed to have just been brushed beneath the carpet and forgotten; in my opinion, its no wonder Abby behaves the way she does when her role models are just so lacking in their own remorse.
Despite my above grumbles, this was still a great read with so much to offer.
It was jampacked right through and I read it practically in one angst-ridden sitting.
I do have to say though that as much as I liked out final destination here I would have myself prefered a slightly more alternate route getting there, but no mind we got where we needed to be anyway disregardless of the actual direction taken.
But all in all, this was still a great conclusion which wrapped up everything so neatly and expertly.
A really well-written age gap romance that I enjoyed immensely.
As I have stated previously OW/YM is not usually my thing; have to say this one is my exception to the rule, one I’m glad I gave that initial chance to.
I am really happy to give the thumbs up and recommend “The Age Between Us” Series.
Its a sexy, angsty journey of discovery and I am really glad I took a leap of faith here.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “Young Enough” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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🌹BOOK REVIEW🌹

Release Date-1st December 2016
Genre-Sci-Fi Dark Romance
Kindle Edition-401 Pages

There is no Quinn without Que. 

Her only family murdered, the males of her species governing the prison designed to contain her, she mourns. Que had been her world, but it is Sovereign who enters her body day and night.

No man has loved a woman more, and no woman has hated a man with such passion.

She cannot help it. Designed to be the perfect slave soldier, programmed to exterminate her own kind, Sigil wants nothing more than to butcher those who would save her.

Sovereign’s many Brothers lavish her with attention, taking turns practising seduction to woo the only female who might propagate their species. No matter twisting limbs or thrusting bodies, no matter opulent gifts and distraction, Sigil sees what they seek to hide.

There is a dangerous secret Sovereign and his Brothers cannot conceal forever, though they are willing to risk the empire, their lives, and even her sanity trying. Is that not the definition of love?

Publisher’s Note: The second instalment in Addison Cain’s provocative and raw Irdesi Empire series is a dark tale with explicit sexual themes and complete power exchange. Some scenes are written to be disturbing. If such material offends you, please do not purchase. 

Sovereign (Irdesi Empire, #2)

Sovereign by Addison Cain
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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This gets a full house in regards to my rating just because as per usual whether I actually liked where the story was heading or not there was no way on heaven or earth anyone would have been able to prise me away from this disturbing tale of events.

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I don’t want to actually go into to much detail here mainly because this just needs to be experienced in all its unapologetic entirety.
To actually comprehend the whys and whatevers of all involved here you need to intermesh yourself fully into the landscape and mindsets of all involved.
We are dealing with an almost hive mindset with a morally reprehensible outlook on all its society.
So basically the alliance and sigil are actually the bad guys and though you never can really condone their actions I could at least get to a point in my head where I could see how they had arrived at this current crossroads in the Alliances overall objective.
It is really all about protecting and acquiring precious sigil she is really the key to everything that has occurred and will occur despite her abhorrence for this fact.
In Sovereign, we delve more into the emotional side of Sigil but don’t expect her to suddenly blossom into all that is good and kind Our precious girl is still the psychotic sociopathic killer from the previous book as the brothers discover time and time again.
This story was so interesting and despite certain directions that I would have prefered otherwise, I was transfixed throughout; Addison Cain is definitely an author I can’t get enough of.
Her dark mind delves into crevises others fear to tread appaling and enthralling me equally.
So this was left in my opinion slightly open-ended for future story development which was great as I felt I got closure while still eagerly anticipating the next shocking chapter.
As such I am happy to wait even though I really do want it right now; just because I am so bloody impatient for my next fix.
I am going to leave you with my favourite quote from the whole book just to entice.

“Stop?” Sovereign’s grip tightened his voice razor blades. “It is always stop, isn’t it? I give you gentleness, you fight. I build you an empire, you hate me for it! I could take you here, on these very dead right now. I could make you, and you couldn’t stop me—just like you couldn’t stop me on Pax. I could push into your body anytime I wanted.” He bit at her mouth, lapped her lips before he shoved the startled woman away. “There is no STOP! There is only wait. Wait while you fuck my Brother. Wait while you mourn a being who never loved you. And I will wait, Sigil. You would be surprised how far my patience will extend. But there is never, ever going to be a stop. I don’t even think the grave could keep me from you

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I borrowed Sovereign (Irdesi Empire, #2) with my Kindle Unlimited subscription.
All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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