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As Hot As It Gets (Out of Uniform #10)

as-hot-as-it-getsAuthor: Elle Kennedy

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Rating: 4.5 stars

Buy Links: Author page

Type: Novel in Series

Purchased by Reviewer

 

Blurb: Sea, air, land, the bedroom…this SEAL is always in command.

An Out of Uniform Story

After watching his teammates settle down one by one, Navy SEAL Jackson Ramsey is ready to say goodbye to the single life. He’s even met a woman who intrigues him, challenges him, and turns him right on–Mia Weldrick, the funny and beautiful gardener he can’t wait to get to know better.

Except Mia isn’t interested in dating him, which means it’s time for Jackson to unleash his Texas charm and do some serious wooing.

With a teenage brother to raise, two jobs, and, frankly, a complete disinterest in sex, Mia has no room in her busy life for a six-foot-five SEAL with a naughty streak a mile wide. But one hot kiss from Jackson has her imagining all the dirty ways she could fit him in.

It isn’t long before their no-string fling transforms into something more. As desire unearths emotions and deeply buried secrets, Mia has to decide whether to give love a chance to grow, or let it slip it away.

Warning: This Southern gentleman is wickedly ungentlemanly in the bedroom. He likes it rough and kinky, and he’s not afraid to make his sexual demands known. Anal, spanking, voyeurism, and other surprises await you in this last and dirtiest Out of Uniform installment. Continue reading As Hot As It Gets (Out of Uniform #10)

Waiting on You (The Blue Heron Series #3)

WOYfcAuthor: Kristan Higgins

Publisher: Harlequin 

Rating: 4.5 stars

Buy Links: Author page

Type: Novel in Series

Purchased by Reviewer

 

Blurb: Is your first love worth a second chance…?

Colleen O’Rourke is in love with love…just not when it comes to herself. Most nights, she can be found behind the bar at the Manningsport, New York, tavern she owns with her twin brother, doling out romantic advice to the lovelorn, mixing martinis and staying more or less happily single. See, ten years ago, Lucas Campbell broke her heart…an experience Colleen doesn’t want to have again, thanks. Since then, she’s been happy with a fling here and there, some elite-level flirting and playing matchmaker to her friends.

But a family emergency has brought Lucas back to town, handsome as ever and still the only man who’s ever been able to crack her defenses. Seems like maybe they’ve got some unfinished business waiting for them—but to find out, Colleen has to let her guard down, or risk losing a second chance with the only man she’s ever loved. Continue reading Waiting on You (The Blue Heron Series #3)

Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels #7)

Author: Ilona Andrews

Publisher: Ace Hardcover

Rating: 5 stars

Buy Links: Amazon

Type: Novel in Series

Purchased by Reviewer

 

Blurb:  No matter how much the paranormal politics of Atlanta change, one thing always remains the same: if there’s trouble, Kate Daniels will be in the middle of it…

As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers. Since Kate’s connection to Roland has come out into the open, no one is safe—especially those closest to Kate.

As Roland’s long shadow looms ever nearer, Kate is called to attend the Conclave, a gathering of the leaders from the various supernatural factions in Atlanta. When one of the Masters of the Dead is found murdered there, apparently at the hands of a shapeshifter, Kate is given only twenty-four hours to hunt down the killer. And this time, if she fails, she’ll find herself embroiled in a war which could destroy everything she holds dear…

Continue reading Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels #7)

Competition Season

This time of year we all get excited about the big competition and which of our favorite books is going to be nominated or win.  Am I 20663708right or am I right?  So, when the nominees for The Piglet went up this year I was excited, but when Brooks Headley’s Fancy Desserts won I was beyond the moon!  It’s on my Best Of list!  I totally called that one!

Wait… it’s not cookbooks you care about?  It’s romance novels?  Ohhhhh, well then.  Voting in the DABWAHA tournament starts tomorrow.  We endorse no one, but we’ve done reviews for some of the books and will do a few more.  I’ve made a handy-dandy tab in the menu for easy location.  Also this is one of those fun contests where you can vote early and vote often and rally all your friends to do the same.  Hopefully they’ll vote for your favorites!

Bad Behavior (Bad in Baltimore #5)

     Author: K.A. Mitchell

     Publisher: Samhain Publishing

     Rating: 4 stars

     Buy Links: Samhain and Amazon

     Type: Novel from Series

     Received from Publisher

 

Blurb: David Beauchamp might as well be in jail. After one too many misunderstandings with the law, he’s chained to the city by the GPS and alcohol sensor strapped to his ankle. Awaiting trial, cut off from usual forms of entertainment, he goes looking for a nameless sexual encounter and winds up with almost more than he can handle.

Reality comes crashing back the next day with a summons for another random drug test, and the man behind the badge turns out to be the very man who took him for one hell of a ride.

Probation Officer Tai Fonoti is used to handling other people’s problems, but he’s horrified when one of the clients his boss dumps on him is the sweet piece of ass he screwed the night before. It makes getting a urine sample a pretty loaded situation.

That single encounter left Beach craving Tai’s unique brand of control and discipline. But while Tai relishes laying down the law in the bedroom, the letter of the law stands between them and kinkily ever after.

 

Continue reading Bad Behavior (Bad in Baltimore #5)

Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1)

     Author: Ilona Andrews

     Publisher: Avon

     Rating: 5 stars

     Buy Links: Avon and Amazon

     Type: Standalone Novel

     Purchased by Reviewer

 

Blurb:  #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews launches a brand new Hidden Legacy series, in which one woman must place her trust in a seductive, dangerous man who sets off an even more dangerous desire…

Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career—a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile case. Nevada isn’t sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire.

Then she’s kidnapped by Connor “Mad” Rogan—a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers. Torn between wanting to run or surrender to their overwhelming attraction, Nevada must join forces with Rogan to stay alive.

Rogan’s after the same target, so he needs Nevada. But she’s getting under his skin, making him care about someone other than himself for a change. And, as Rogan has learned, love can be as perilous as death, especially in the magic world.

Continue reading Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy #1)

Champion of the Scarlet Wolf Book One (Champion of the Scarlet Wolf #1)

     Author: Ginn Hale

     Publisher: Blind Eye Books

     Rating: 4.5 stars

     Buy Links: Weightless Books

     Type: Standalone Novel

     Purchased by Reviewer

 

Blurb:  Five years after abandoning the Sagrada Acedemy (Lord of the White Hell universe), Elezar Grunito has become infamous in the sanctified circles of noble dueling rings for his brutal temper and lethal blade. Men and women of all ranks gather to cheer and jeer, none of them knowing Elezar’s true purpose. But a violent death outside the ring marks Elezar as a wanted man and sends him into hiding in the far northern wilds of Labara.

There, creatures of myth and witchcraft—long since driven from Cadeleon—lurk in dark woods and prowl the winding streets. Soldiers and priests alike fear the return of witch-queens and even demons. Elezar soon learns that magic takes many forms, some too alluring to resist, others too terrible to endure. But just as he begins to find his place in this strange new country, the past he left behind along with his school days returns to challenge him once again.

Continue reading Champion of the Scarlet Wolf Book One (Champion of the Scarlet Wolf #1)

Vanished

     Author: Carter Quinn

     Publisher: Carter Quinn Books

     Rating: 4 stars

     Buy Links: Amazon

     Type: Standalone Novella

     Received from Author

 

Blurb: Henry Cooley has good friends and a good life. He’s secure in his job and his relationship. He and Tom, the love of his life, are about to celebrate their twenty-first anniversary as a couple. Their son, CJ, is in his second year at Cal Arts. Henry’s only problems are his growing dissatisfaction with his job and the fact that Tom’s parents still hate him, even after all these years. At least those are his only problems until the morning he wakes up to discover Tom has vanished. Continue reading Vanished

Assimilation, Love, and Other Human Oddities (Claimings #2)

     Author: Lyn Gala

     Publisher: Loose Id

     Rating: 4.5 stars

     Buy Links: LId and Amazon

     Type: Novel from Series

     Received from Publisher

 

Blurb:  Ondry and Liam have settled into a good life, but their trading is still tied up with humans, and humans are always messy. When political changes at the human base lead Ondry to attempt a difficult trade, the pair find themselves entangled in human affairs. Liam wants to help the people he left and the worlds being torn apart. He also wants to serve Ondry with not only the pleasures of the nest but also by bringing human profits.

Ondry has no hope of understanding human psychology in general, he only knows that he will hold onto his palteia with the last breath in his body, and he’d like to keep his status and his wealth too. Unfortunately, new humans bring new conflicts and he is not sure how to protect Liam. He does know one thing that humans seem to constantly forget—that the peaceful Rownt are predators and when their families are threatened, Rownt become deadly killers. Liam is his family, and Ondry will protect him with his last breath… assuming that he can recognize the dangers in time to do so.

Continue reading Assimilation, Love, and Other Human Oddities (Claimings #2)