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/ ARC Book Review / Steel (Dark Monster Fantasy #2) / Cari Silverwood /

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🌹ARC BOOK REVIEW🌹

Release Date-30th June 2018
Genre-Sci-Fi Romance
Kindle Edition

Steel is TOTALLY a standalone read.

Baz Rutland 

A lost soul, a cyborg in search of a future. He aims to upgrade his most intimate tool and BIG and HARD will do, but what does a man really need to be perfect again?

Ember 

A Principle Data extraction expert employed by CESS Industries – a princess in lay terms. She’s in search of her past and her parents but who is she really? If she ever finds out who killed her parents, she will rain destruction down upon them, in some nerd-geek way, like by remote-opening the airlocks on their ship so they die horribly.

Her biggest secret and fetish is her love of the BIG guys, like the orcs, but she would never ever act on that unless she had nothing left to lose.

Hoss 

Half-Orc, half Shag, and a hairy beast, he shaves to blend into the mass of humanity populating the galaxies. All he has ever wanted is to be wanted in return, to be loved and find a mate. But what hope of that when he’s a rejected half-breed?

Warning: 
Like PREY, this book is not gritty uber-dark such as Cari Silverwood often writes. It is the pansy dark you reach for when you’re all darked out and one step from seeing a therapist. 

It’s carnal, naughty, and very twisted, and not what your mother ever wanted you to read. Also, there may be some robots that go PEW PEW.

Steel (Dark Monster Fantasy, #2)

Steel by Cari Silverwood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-30/6/18

“Hey. Cyborg Man. Is this a good day for rescuing princesses?”

So I bloody adored “Steel” like just so much; it was such a mish-mash of carnal, sci-fi delight with a dash of slapstick humour and a big glug of ridiculousness to accompany its also surprisingly emotive trio.
I am such a mega nerd for weird-ass shenanigans and this book had it going on in absolute spades.
Enough to satisfy even the most ardent of fornication outside the species zealots.
And here to quote the cyber-monks themselves we get treated to a big fat dollop of down and dirty Orc/Human/Cyborg porn and is it wrong that whilst also curling my toes with totally salacious delight my heart itself was also doing a pitter patter of pure bliss whenever that big sexy and did I mention big; yep I did; ( brain kinda short-circuiting here folks ) Orc/Shag up and purred for his potential mate.
Not gonna lie here; I’m such a sucker for any throaty deep purr of the feline sort, so totally suggestive and seductive in its purpose and intent.
Cross that with a crabby but amped up Cyborg and I’m in heaven; like a kid in a sweetshop with an overabundance of goodies, that’s me.
“Steel” was a raunchy romp totally worthy of its slapstick label and I mean that as a total compliment here people.
The main protagonist’s of this story here are one; Ember, Human of unknown origin, PRINCESS of CESS Industries.
A Principle Data extractor extraordinaire in fact with a weird invisible friend and a self-assigned quest to discover her past Ancestry.
Two; Hoss A mixed breed of Orc/Shag parentage employed by CESS as Embers guard and protector; a huge sexy beast with a massive penchant for his luscious charge and a very real desire to make her his mate no matter how much their particular union would be frowned upon.
And finally Three Baz; a grumpy disgruntled Cyborg who along with his crew is trawling the dead-space in his junk bucket of a ship; just looking to rescue a Princess for the Cyber-monks in return for an upgrade of the intimate variety.
So that’s the main gist here really and when these three misfits destinies collide its a non-stop race of classic one-liners, ridiculous plotlines and some seriously filthy hook-ups that as well as being pure smut was also so much fun to kick back and just revel in..
It’s almost like a carry on film of the sci-fi steampunk variety and I myself inhaled the cockamamie Narrative like it was oxygen and the more farcical and absurd events played out; the more I devoured like the whole nine yards and more.
So “Steel” is like seriously knicker dripping or dropping fine.
Everything wrong about this also makes it so right.
I had a mega hard-on (If I had one that Is) for Hoss; such a delicious Orc/Shag, I adored his furry ass like a whole bloody lot.
He for me was hands down my favourite thing in this whole Zany pantomime; with Maybe Baz’s Monster mechanical appendage coming in a very close second.
What can I say; I am a female after all and Baz’s cyborg enhancements well let’s just say Anne summers eat your heart out.
Hoss was the one ultimately in charge of this threeway here and for me, that worked you know with me being like his own personal fan club and all.
I was all for the Hoss.
So I think its safe to say here from my above noise I really was digging the whole entire she-bang here.
This isn’t really going to be for everyone of course, but if you like something a bit out of the box and outside the traditional then maybe take a chance on this, you might even surprise yourself.
On a side-note, the Orc featured here Hoss is way up on the attractive scale despite his monobrow; and not at all like the minging ORCS from Tolkien; just saying; being The official Spokeswoman for the Hoss fan-club and all wanted to put that out there.
Don’t Diss the Hoss he’s a total Orc babe
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC copy of “Steel (Dark Monster Fantasy, #2)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own

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/ ARC-Book Review / Snow And The Seven HuntsMen / Zoe Blake & Alta Hensley /

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🥀ARC-BOOK REVIEW🥀

Release Date-13th March 2018
Genre-Dark Reverse Harem Romance
Kindle Edition-198 Pages

This is no fairytale…
They’ve been sent to break me. 
Not one, but seven.
They plan to steal my beauty, my innocence.
Seven Hunters to track me down and claim me as theirs. 
I try to run, but it is hopeless.
They have caught me. 
I am their prey, their prize, to do with as they please. 
But I will capture something far more precious… the Huntsmen’s hearts.

Warning: In our Fairytales, there is danger in the shadows, the beasts bite and no Heroine is truly safe. If dark tales of danger, forced attraction and multiple partners offend you then please do not purchase.

Snow And The Seven Huntsmen by Zoe Blake

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


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ARC-BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-13/3/18

Snow And The Seven Huntsmen does what it says on the tin.
It’s fun filthy reverse harem smut.
Heavy on the dub-con and I mean heavy it leans more towards Non-con if I’m being honest.
But with snow being a lot of a masochist, well it’s not long before she’s playing along.
Girls like the energiser bunny, it’s tiring just trying to keep up with her.
That girl just keeps on going and going !!!!


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So if you looking for high brow storylines this isn’t the tale for you.
The title here says it all This is a very dark alternative to the tale of snow white.
But instead of Seven Dwarves, here we have seven kinky huntsmen who want in Snows pants.


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This isn’t angsty it’s basically snow getting down and jiggy with her boys.
Its written all from Snows POV.
I would have liked to maybe see inside some of the Huntsmen Heads as well, as they did come across as very domineering with little kindness and warmth from the majority of them.
Having that window, maybe I could have connected with them a bit more.
There’s a loose backstory here about the evil queen coming after her, but that’s all it is in the background.
I did enjoy “Snow And The Seven Huntsmen”, this was basically a bit of kinky fun that hits that sweet spot.
It’s a well written, raw, filthy, fantasy.
I was provided with an ARC of “Snow And The Seven Huntsmen ” By the author of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.


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/ Arc Book Review / One Too Many / Jade West /

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🦋ARC- BOOK REVIEW🦋

Release Date-26th March 2018
Genre-Contemporary Romance
Kindle Edition-493 Pages

A filthy proposition.
Too much money to say no. 
One dirty night in a stranger’s bed.

While my husband watches.

A full-length contemporary romance novel.

 

 

One Too ManyOne Too Many by Jade West

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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ARC-BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-26/2/18

“One Too Many” for me was such an interesting and diverse read.
Whilst not my favourite of Jade’s books I still enjoyed and appreciated this very much.
This was certainly a very different read from the norm and I think that is what I found so intriguing about this.
The emotions explored here were very easy to get lost in and I found that this did manage to convey to me the deep sentiment that comes from knowing your partner inside out.
Perhaps not as much so in the beginning, But certainly later when Bret and Grace started to reconnect within there relationship.
Also, a side effect brought forth unwittingly by Thomas.
So what did I love about “One Too Many”
Well Brett and Grace’s marriage, it was like a warm welcoming hug.
There closeness and acceptance of each other but also that fact that they were flawed normal individuals, Was so refreshing to behold.
There eventual affection and support towards Thomas was also extremely endearing.
I loved that they had the ability to just accept things at face value. But also, the ability to question things when it was actually needed, does that even make sense.
The fact that this book and the story was just so normal, no tricks or gimmicks just folks trying to live there lives the best way they can, I loved that about “One Too Many”.
And OMG can I just say those bedroom antics,
HOT HOT HOT!!!!


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Fanning myself here big style girls.
Joking aside the bedroom scenes here were amazing and compelling, so well written, It wasn’t just sex you could actually feel the tenderness and sentiment and also the playfulness behind the filth and corruption.
There was also perhaps a deeper message to convey here, a moral one, is it actually worth the risk to destroy something so precious as the love and trust in a union over money.
Could one night actually destroy a lifetime of affection and trust.
finally, I really liked how this jumped from each characters POV.
I felt much closer to all three from getting to play in each of their heads for a short time.
What did I have slight issues with, well it’s actually a short list and these are just my own personal observations.
So here you are,
I wasn’t really a mega fan of the ending.

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So that’s it from me, this is a fabulously unusual read that you really should give a chance too.
I don’t think you’ll regret it.
I was provided with an ARC of “One Too Many” By the author of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.


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💔ARC-Book Review💔 War of Hearts (War of Hearts #1)💔 by Julia Sykes💔

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💔ARC-BOOK REVIEW💔

Release Date-January 30th 2018
Genre-Menage Romance
Kindle Edition-225 Pages

A Standalone Menage Romance from Julia Sykes

I was meant to be theirs: Joseph, my sweet first love, and Marco, his dark and dangerous best friend. After Marco steals me away one night, Joseph is waiting for me. They say they can’t let me go, or their enemies might hurt me.

They both want me. Together. The three of us.

I know it’s dirty, and I know Joseph and Marco are dangerous men.

But being with them doesn’t feel wrong. When they hold me in their arms, I feel safe, cherished. If I give myself to them, can they protect me? Or will staying close to them put me in more danger than ever?

War of HeartsWar of Hearts by Julia Sykes

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


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ARC-Review
Release Date-30/1/18

So this was the main event “War of Hearts” By Julia Sykes and it was delicious.
This starts where “Battle for love” leaves us, With Ashlyn being kidnapped by the enigmatic Marco and removed to Marco’s family’s country estate where Joseph completely unaware is pining for his lost Angel.
The reason for this abduction, Joseph is heartsick and Marco wants his friend back to what he once was pre-Ashlyn.
So delivering Ashlyn seems the ideal solution to this issue.
So While this is set in the mafia world, there is actually scant interaction with the mafia undertone.
It factors only briefly in the background.
“War Of Hearts” main focus is on the dynamic between our three main characters. Ashlyn, Joseph and Marco.
And as I mentioned previously it’s Marco I am drawn to and I couldn’t wait to learn more about this guarded individual.
It quickly becomes apparent that the alpha personality here is Marco and also that The same thing that has drawn Joseph to his innocent angel Ashlyn and quickly turned into an obsession for him is happening again.
This time with Marco and for different reasons.
Also while Marco is drawn to Ashlyn, he also is aware and knows that she is capable of so much more and in fact that Joseph has vastly underestimated her resilience and strength of capacity.
But where Joseph wants to corrupt his angel and dirty her edges.
Binding her in his ropes and playing with her boundaries.
Marco wants to protect his princess, she is his darling precious girl, and he is also the driving force here behind the whole menage dynamic.
The driver if you will.
I was rubbing my hands together in glee when I realised the dynamic here was of Master, daddy and Ashlyn, I love love love this aspect so much.
So there is plenty more going on here to sell this and I was really pleased with where this took me and how this ended.
And I was ultimately right, there is so much more to Marco than what we were originally given and were exposed to in the short prequel to this “Battle for Love”.
“War Of Hearts” gives us some terrific likeable love interests and it doesn’t hurt that this is also hot and sexy as hell.
Quite a read.
So there we have it, folks, this was a good solid read with fantastic well-developed dynamics between its main three characters.
But, If I’m completely honest, Marco is hands down my favourite.
He is also the individual in this that for me really shone to the forefront.
Capturing that limelight.
So give this a go it is definitely one of the better menage romance I have read.
I was provided with an ARC of “War Of Hearts” By Julia Sykes of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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💜Book-Review💜Walking Away💜 by Xavier Neal💜

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💜BOOK-REVIEW💜

Release Date-22th January
Genre-Romantic Menage Romance
Kindle Edition-377 Pages

JASON 

For her sake, I should walk away. I’m not the man she needs. 

GWEN 

For his sake, I should walk away. I’m not the one he wants. 

HUDSON 

For their sake, I should walk away. I’m not the solution. I’m a new problem. 

What happens when three people unexpectedly fall in love and one should walk away, but can’t? 

*PLEASE NOTE: This is an M/M/F STANDALONE NOVEL.

Walking AwayWalking Away by Xavier Neal

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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WOW WOW WOW!! Where has this author been all my life bloody amazing This was such a captivating read and “Walking Away” By Xavier Neal literally snuck up on me in stealth mode, blowing me away with its utter sheer magnetism.
I have never read anything quite like this story, and I feel like I’m doing this a disservice by labelling “Walking Away” a menage romance.
This is so much more, It’s a beautiful love story that just takes you by the throat and won’t let go.
This is by the far the best M/M/F romance I have ever read and I’ve read a few over the years.
So “Walking Away,” tells the tale of Jason and Gwen or Blondie and Gwenny as Hudson has affectionally nicknamed them.
After answering an online advert, Hudson finds himself in the strangest of situations dating a married couple.

.Seriously? Am I actually considering being the third wheel to their marriage? I mean, easy escape when I’m ready to bail, but banging a married chick and dating a….dude? Am I really gonna give this shit a try?

Gwen and Jason are having issues in there once idyllic marriage.
An accident has left Gwen’s husband Jason in a wheelchair, unable to perform his husbandly duties.
And then there’s Jason, needing a companion as he is stuck indoors while his wife works.
Brain stagnating from all the toxic daytime television, isolated from the world around him and taking his frustrations out on a wrecked Gwen.
Totally managing to alienate his wife and not even caring because of what he perceives as his now manly limitations.
The pair themselves have not been intimate in over a year and their union is now approaching breaking point.
So Hudson agrees to date them both and after setting up some initial ground rules the trio are ready to start there very unique arrangement.
What was so unusual about this was that Jason and Hudson are both manly males and have no experience or desire normally for the same sex.
But as well as being blown away by Gwenny’s curves and sheer sexiness.
Hudson finds himself actually intrigued and for the first time in his life interested in a male.
Which also seems to be projected back at him by Jason.
So first things first I adored Hudson, I loved his straight-talking take no prisoners attitude.

.“Let me make something fucking clear for you, Blondie. Gwenny asks you to do shit. I’m telling you. Gwenny is your hot as fuck wife, and I’m the asshole whose cock you’ll be sucking between highlight reels on ESPN. She treats your ass with kid gloves because she cares about your feelings, and I’m the one here to tell you to man the fuck up.”   The glare deepens yet he doesn’t say a word.   “Now, you can make this easy for me and tell me where the keys to the van are and your shoes, or you can make this fucking difficult and be a bigger fucking pain in the ass. But let me remind you, one more time, I am not Gwenny. I’ve got the strength to force your ass wherever it is I feel like taking you, so if you wanna fucking box this shit out, just know I’m not holding back a damn thing.”

And this is exactly what Jason needs as its a refreshing change to Gwen’s softly softly approach, which isn’t really working and is only leaving Jason and Gwen more frustrated in their marriage.
So this was all sorts of unusual and it shouldn’t have worked but it just did.
I adored watching this trio fall in love and Jason becoming more accepting of his condition and disability thanks to Hudsons insights and friendship.
What was once two lovers, gradually evolves into a close trio.
The overall dynamic of Jason and Gwen’s relationship changing for the better with the added addition of Hudson.

“You have a problem with me, with what happens between us, you fucking talk to me, Gwendolyn.” I watch her chest rise and fall a little faster. “You treat me like I’m your husband and not just the asshole in the wheelchair you tolerate.”   She takes a couple steps closer and leans her face down to mine. “Then you treat me like I’m your wife and not just the doormat who was doing everything she could to make all of this easier for you.”   My lips drift towards hers. “I don’t want easier, baby. I want what we had.”   Just above a whisper she proclaims, “What we had is gone. But what we’re building…” Gwen’s fingertip trails along my jaw, “will be so much better.”

 

I try to smile at the genuine concern he’s displaying. “I’d kill to make love to my wife but-”   “Ah-Ah.” He holds a finger to hush me. “We can make that happen.”   “Did you lose the memo about my dick not being available to serve for duty?”   Hudson cocks a smirk. “I got you a new dick.”   “What?!” Gwen and I squawk together.   After a small chortle, he explains, “On my way over this morning, I made a pit-stop. I swung by a sex shop and got you a strap on.”

So walking away was funny, oh was it amusing, usually due to Hudsons sheer outrageousness.
He was an absolute card and I have to say he was hands down my favourite character in this book.
He just brightened everyone’s day with his constant monologue and no filter on his mouth.
An example of this.

“Why do we have to learn to cook?” Hudson whines as the three of us wander around the fresh produce selection of the grocery store.  “We have you.”   “I’m sorry, do I look like your mother?”   He instantly frowns. “Thank fuck no. I’m not into that whole fucking chicks who look like my mom thing. It’s fucking weird. And disgusting.”   Jason doesn’t bother hiding his laughter.

See, quite the naughty schoolboy vibe here.
So I love where this took us and I found the deeper exploration of this relationship and its many variables so endearing.
This wasn’t just smut or for titillation.
And although the scenes were hot and heavy you could also feel the love and emotion as well.
and everything was also enveloped in a warm shade of humour.
You just could not help falling for these three lovers.
I find in most menage stories the emphasis is usually on the female and the males sharing her.
Here this wasn’t just the case all our threesome Gwen, Jason and Hudson fell deeply in love and lust and the author has portrayed this beautifully.
Managing to convey the sentiments behind the actions in an almost normal everyday way.
Showing The camaraderie and old boys club antics between Jason and Hudson as well as also conveying the love between all three so splendidly.
And while Gwen definitely gets her share of the attention there is definitely a Bromance in the making between Jason and Hudson.
It was absolutely poetic to observe.

They are an adorably obnoxious pair. Somedays I swear there’s a Super Bowl party in my living room with the spread of beer, pizza, and sports blaring, not to mention the belching and farting. Other days…well they’re overwhelmingly thoughtful like when Jason will rub my feet while Hudson gently strokes my head. It’s been such a long time since I’ve had to balance the desire to pop the person I love upside the head for being too childish and drop to my knees to praise them for being so sweet. What makes it more complicated now is that there are two of them and they find humor in tag teaming in regards to who deserves kisses and who deserves kicks.

 

Gwenny peels her body out of my grip and busies herself with cooking. Once I’m out of the way of the both of them, I take a moment to adore how easy everything flows when we’re together. From the beginning it’s always felt like I just stepped into shoes waiting for me. Like he’s my best friend and she’s our girl. Like the connection we have is older than time itself.

This then has then been topped off with the added cherry of Gwen and the room in her big heart for both men who she is now so invested and in love with.
I will leave you here with this final sentiment that “walking away” managed to convey to me with its beautiful emotions conveyed on every page of this book.
Here the message is clear really, love is just love, whatever the gender its the person inside that is the ultimate attraction.

Despite the fact I may never learn to walk again, I’ve learned to love again, and I think that makes me the luckiest bastard on the planet. Yeah, maybe it’s been two years since I could make love to my wife without assistance or drive or have a real job, but I’m still alive. I’m still capable of much more than some. Plus, I have the greatest two people in the entire world to love and support me. Being able to feel my legs or my dick again will always pale in comparison to that.

 

I’ve never felt anything this powerful. This intense. This…soul shaking. Every time we’re together, everything we do together feels like this is how we belong. Like it should always be this way. However, I can’t stop myself from wondering, if it feels this extraordinary when we’re together, how excruciating will it feel if we’re ever torn apart?

So There you have it, folks, sorry for all the quotes, I could have posted loads more.
There was just so much good material here to work with here.
If I could give this more than five stars I would, it’s just that unique and brilliant.
I can’t wait to check out more of this authors work, if this is an example of her writing, well I’m blown away really blown away.
So I got this free with my KU subscription and boy am I glad I did.
I hope you take a chance on this and give this a go, I really don’t think you will be disappointed.


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🌾Book-Review🌾Battle for Love (War of Hearts 0.5)🌾by Julia Sykes🌾

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Release Date-January 5th 2018
Genre-Menage Romance
Kindle Edition-67 Pages

I don’t deserve her: the sweet, perfect angel with the sweet, perfect life.

She doesn’t know anything about my violent past. But if I could just touch her, taste her, then maybe I could pretend her perfect world could be mine, too.

I know I should stay away, but when she looks to me for protection, her fate is sealed.

Ashlyn will be mine.

Note: Battle for Love is the prequel to War of Hearts.

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars


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🌟🌟🌟STARS.
“Battle for love” is a very short prequel, (and I wouldn’t really even class this as novella length) setting the stage and introducing us to the upcoming characters in “War of Hearts”.
Here we get a brief presentation into the events leading us up to Ashlyn’s abduction by Marco.
Joseph has run from his criminal family and is lying low in this bustling college town.
Working as a bartender he spots Ashlyn and becomes captivated by her beauty and innocence.
After rescuing her from unwanted advances Joseph succumbs to his baser needs and despite trying to stay away he finds himself captivated by Ashlyn.
But past events have a way of catching up and it’s not long before best friend Marco shows up in pursuit of Joseph.
So “Battle for love” Is mainly a taste of the main event and as such my rating reflects this fact.
We don’t really get to learn that much about this upcoming trio but what is apparent is that Joseph is holding back his true nature from his Angel,
Ashlyn is entranced and smitten with Joseph and Marco well he’s the dark horse really and in my opinion the most interesting out of the three.
The dark horse who I would be interested in learning more about.
All three Ashlyn, Joseph and Marco come across as very different but also extremely likeable individuals.
Now confession time, the reason I said I would be interested in learning more about Marco, well I already know as I read this backwards,
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I have a habit of doing this, in my defence, I wasn’t aware of Battle For Love’s existence until I’d started its predecessor.
So I skipped back after the main event out of curiosity.
So that’s it “Battle For Love” is what it is, a brief foray into the “War Of Hearts” world
That sets the scene and draws you in splendidly.


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❄️ARC-Book Review❄️Deep Control (Dark Dominance #2)❄️by Annabel Joseph❄️

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Release Date-23rd January 2018
Genre-Erotic Romance
Publisher-Scarlet Rose Press
Kindle Edition

Not all fantasies are safe, sane, and consensual. Welcome to the world of The Gallery…

Devin’s a pilot and playboy, as well as a Gallery Dominant known for his sadistic desires. Ella is a famed physicist whose quiet intelligence masks a depraved longing for pain. When the two connect in a foreign dungeon, neither knows that one of them will soon save the other’s life.

From such dramatic beginnings, a mutual friendship grows, along with a daring D/s relationship. Is their play merely sensual, or do their feelings run deeper? Within the opulent walls of The Gallery, Devin and Ella explore ever-expanding limits and test the boundaries of trust

Deep Control (Dark Dominance, #2)Deep Control by Annabel Joseph

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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ARC-book Review
Release Date-22/1/18

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Deep Control (Dark Dominance #2) by Annabel Joseph was an absolute delight to read.
Its one of them reads that’s a little bit out of the box in regards to the normal and that’s what floated my boat with this story.
So Deep Control is the second book in this series and although
these books occupy the same world this can totally be read as a stand-alone, I did and had no issues what so ever following along.
I also want to mention how much I’m loving that book cover, such a hot combustible image, adoring it totally.

So this book follows Pilot Devin a Dominant and a bit of a sadist and Ella an astrophysicist with a penchant for pain.
When the two meet, first with a brief encounter at a club and later as Devon is accompanying Ella on a flight to New York as a flight coach due to her severe phobia of flying, sparks do fly and after sharing a traumatic life-affirming experience the two end up hooking up and realise there desires align perfectly.

Deciding this is something they both want to explore Devon asks Ella along to the Gallery. An exclusive club that caters to the extreme, here there are no safe words and a sub needs a sponsor and invitation to play.
Neither wanting a relationship, each for there own reasons, the two embark on a friendship of mutual desire and depravity, but sometimes the best-laid plans can easily go to pot.

So I really enjoyed Deep Control, it was a hot messy read but also had the added bonus of a great storyline, I really liked all the characters if at times I did want to give Ella a big kick up the derriere for her sheer stubbornness in realising what she actually held in her hand and was in danger of losing if she didn’t pull her finger out and smell the coffee.
Devin himself was such a delicious specimen and I just loved how he took such good care of Ella it was very apparent early on how much he cared.
I found this to be such an easy read with some great secondary characters and I raced through this very quickly indeed.
I should also probably mention that there are menage scenes where Devon shares Ella with his friend, this is all completely consensual and the HEA that eventually occurs is only between Devon and Ella but I thought I should this just mention just in case this bothers you at all.
Though I haven’t read anything by this author before I am pleased to say this was a very positive experience and I will definitely be checking out any other books she has out, especially the ones in this series.

So that’s about it, Deep Control gets a big thumbs up from me, check it out you won’t be disappointed.
I was provided with an ARC of Deep Control (Dark Dominance #2) by Annabel Joseph of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.


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Animal (Animal #1) by Marni Mann

Release Date-March 23rd 2017
Genre-Dark Romance
Kindle Editions-306 pages

In this prison, we weren’t just guards. We were animals.

I captured the guilty.
Locked them inside our prison.
Tortured their bodies and abused their minds.
I had murdered hundreds.
Never recognized one.
Until her face.
Until that scream.
I was hired to take her life.
But first, I had to figure out how she ruined mine.

*WARNING*
Animal is an extremely dark novel. There are strong sexual themes, drug usage, physical abuse and torture that could trigger and/or cause emotional suffering. You have been warned.

Animal (Animal, #1)Animal by Marni Mann

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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🌟🌟🌟🌟 STARS
So here is “Animal” in all its glory.
Where do I start with this so very different story. well here goes,
Beard is running an illegal prison in Venezuela with his two best friends.
It’s A place where they torture and kill, not just for the money involved, but also for the kicks too.
Beard himself has an obsession with the screams, he loves to listen to the cries of the tortured and the damned, it’s just his thing.
So as you have probably surmised from the above “Animal” is an extremely dark tale and you should probably be aware that the descriptions in this are very graphic and detailed.
So the majority of this tale we get to follow Beard around and experience his very graphic sex life.
I should also mention that there’s a lot of girl on girl action, some menage scenes and also some drug use as well, just in case this bothers you.
The sex itself is also very down and dirty in language as well as detail and while this itself didn’t bother me, the sheer amount of it did.
This is where Animal lost a star for me, I felt there was too much and I just didn’t enjoy some of the encounters here, they felt a trifle off to me.
I actually in hindsight realised why I felt this way, It was quite obvious to me once I’d made the connection.
Surprisingly the prison itself didn’t affect me that much, not because I don’t have a heart and lack the ability to empathise, Just more because I tried to not visualise what was occurring there, I buried my head in the sand, so to speak, out of sight, out of mind and all that jetsam.
You Know, LA LA LA LA LA Fingers in ears that kind of stuff.
I am actually pretty much unshockable anyway as it takes a lot to disturb me and mess with my head. Probably the side effect of reading so much depravity.
So moving on , the other person’s head we get to play inside is a young college girl by the name of Tyler.
Ignored and taken for granted by her family, makes Tyler extremely vulnerable in her need for acceptance and love.
she is Easily Recruited by the Achurdy and her choices in life lead her down a dark path with only one end seemingly in her sights.
we are given a little taster of Tyler’s utter despair in life and also in her death.
A snapshot into her head if you will.
So, What did I just read? And How darn Clever Was this folks? A Slow Stunned Clap from me, I’m so very impressed Marni, you rock girl.
Animal by Marni Mann was a complete an utter twisted-mind F@ck.
I know I had a slightly bemused expression on my face throughout.
And I was also, in a state of utter confusion for the majority of this story.
and Just when I thought I was getting somewhere, It was like BAM!!! here’s another curve-ball for you, we don’t want you getting too complacent girl.
With the final curtain closing on what was a massive Reveal, my first thought after the initial shock was, Ah, I get it now, everything kinda makes sense in a weird sort of freaky arse way.
Marni Mann after keeping me in a state of compete and utter perplexity throughout all of “Animal” has somehow managed to wrap this all up so prettily
Gathering together all the stray threads of this story and weaving them into a sort of gruesome testimony.
At least that’s what I thought until Animal threw another DUH!!! moment at me, (I’m rolling my eyes here people.)
I knew it was to good to be true,
Back to trying to find my way out of the dark, sigh.
Animal is like being lost in a maze with no exit anywhere at all.
So where were we, 0h yes, I guess this story hasn’t quite finished unfolding yet. I for one can’t wait till act two commences.

So just a footnote,
I originally after finishing “Animal” rated this a three and a half.
I decided to sleep on it before I put pen to paper
As I could not get this out of my head, and for that reason alone I’ve upped this to a four, as this is not a read I will forget in a hurry and it doesn’t really matter if that’s for the right or the wrong reasons it’s stuck in my head now so it’ a definite score.


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Absorbing White (The White Trilogy #3) by Charlotte E. Hart

Release Date-November 15th 2015
Genre-BDSM Erotic Romance.
Kindle Edition-467 pages

Taken, scared and lost in a world of conflicted feelings, can Elizabeth Scott cope with the man she loves? Can she still hold on to the unending belief that Alexander White is a good man and see through the games?
And when the past finally starts to catch up with them, when a new foe enters the fold with devastating effects, will Alexander White be able to contain the emotions involved? Or will he succumb to his base instincts and risk it all?
Lies, deceit and manipulation carry on in the world of business, but only truth remains in the matters of love. It’s time to face the facts and maybe find a way forward. If there is one.
Will they all make it through together?
Will they all make it through alive?

18 + this book contains violence

Absorbing White (The White Trilogy, #3)Absorbing White by Charlotte E. Hart

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Stars


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So Absorbing White starts off where Feeling White leaves us and right from the start we are thrown straight into the thick and are left to flounder scratching our heads in confusion, What the hell is going on?
I felt like I had been plunged into an episode of the twilight zone and hadn’t been given a script.
Such is the brilliance of this series, never having a clue where the tale will take us next, you think you know where your heading then out of the blue
BAM!!!

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Everythings topsy turvy.
just as Alex excels with his head games so does our wordsmith Miss Hart and this makes for never a dull moment in our saga, constantly keeping us on our toes and chasing our tails.
So Absorbing white gives us a much deeper insight and finally brings Pascal centre stage, which he so deserves with his theatrical persona and sexy stick and we finally get to really scrape beneath the pretence, outing and revealing things that were hidden.
I also found myself much less comfortable with certain things in this book, it really stretched my boundaries and I found myself questioning my concepts of what is normal and who gets to decide these things.
This is a so much darker read than previous books which I wasn’t expecting at all, but contrary to this fact, I really enjoyed absorbing White, my only gripe would be the ending.
I felt the finale was a bit unresolved, maybe, I’m hoping there possibly might be a book four on the horizon fingers crossed from me.
So in conclusion really enjoyable read that stretched my boundaries and really kept me guessing.
Oh, and sister Belle was back in major BITCH MODE!!!

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Knew it was too good to last, Beth? just disown the bossy cow

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just thought i’d mention it lol so do enjoy all that is White.
I know I did.

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Dirty Daddies by Jade West

Release Date-May 16th 2017
Genre-Erotic Romance
Kindle Edition-277 pages

Some bad girls need a firm hand to keep them in line.
I’m bad enough to need two.

Two older men who can teach me a lesson when I misbehave.
Two hot bodies to keep me warm in bed at night.
Two best friends who can learn to share a filthy-mouthed little brat like me.

After all… dirty girls need very dirty daddies.


Carrie Wells is nothing but trouble.

She’s wild and difficult. Not worth anyone’s time.

Carrie Wells is a beautiful little brat. She’s also a vulnerable young adult on my case list.

She’s half my age and totally off limits. I’m breaking every rule in the book by giving her somewhere to stay when she’s out on the streets with nowhere to go. And I’m breaking every rule of friendship by holing her up in my best friend Jack’s house while he’s away on business.

I thought life was difficult enough when I fell for the girl, but it gets a whole lot harder when Jack comes home early and finds a beautiful stranger causing chaos in his house.

And a whole lot harder still when he falls for her too.

He’s the one guy on this planet I’d share my last supper with. I’d share it gladly.

I’m just not so sure how I feel about sharing Carrie Wells.

Dirty DaddiesDirty Daddies by Jade West

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love Jade Wests work, she is one of the few authors that I find that can take the filthiest of subjects and spin it with a romantic twist.
Now with a book title like Dirty Daddies, you would never really think in a million years that behind that name was a beautiful love story waiting to unfold.
But that’s what this is, a tummy all a flutter, passionate, if rather kinky meeting of minds and also bodies, three to be precise.
So the story goes That Callie just turning eighteen, is leaving the books of her support worker to make her way in the adult world.
Callie of the filthy mouth and massive attitude.
But behind that sassy facade lies a young girl who just wants to be loved.
Best friends Michael and Jack are two such men, early forties, really should no better, but can’t help falling for the whirlwind that is Callie Wells.
What follows is a love story though very unconventional works for these three lovers.
What I liked about this story was the way the tale unfolded. This is no quick slap and tickle erotica, but a well thought out slow burning attraction.
By the time our three unconventional lovers take the plunge so to speak, it’s so believable and very very hot, blistering in fact.
I love the insecurity of the characters and the fact there all novices when it comes to this type of relationship.
I also adore the age-gap aspect, being in this type of partnership myself, and by that, I mean the age difference, not the multiple partners. I got it, not so much the daddy aspect of things that to me doesn’t float my boat, but the assertiveness and experience of an older man has an allure all of its own, I should know, I have been with my older fellow over twenty years.

So despite all the mine falls of inappropriateness littered through dirty daddies, Jade West has managed to explore and defuse all this in one fell sexy swoop, and in the process, she has given us an unusual but very believable love story.
I can honestly say this has been my favourite so far of Jade Wests work perhaps because of the parallels to my own life, so thank you, Jade, you have produced another great story, way to go girly, keep them coming.
Oh, and before I go a warning this book is extremely graphic and dirty. but it’s also sweet and romantic you have been warned.
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