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The Poison Within (Inspector Skaer #1)

Author: Kasia Bacon

Publisher: Self

Rating: 4 stars

Buy Links: Amazon

Type: Short Story

Received from Publisher

 

Blurb:  Black clouds of xenophobia gather over Radvadur, the western province of the Empire. The political climate is strained and fragile. A surge of Nymph refugees has stirred widespread hostility towards non-humans. When the investigation of a gruesome triple murder linked to the refugee camp ensues, it takes Inspector Käyru Skaer and his lover, Count Ellydhar Finn-Jánn, along an unusual path, at the end of which a precious gift awaits.

Käyru and Elly are worlds apart in social standing, but they have found common ground in the bedroom—up against the wall and the stable doors, too. The arrangement between them ought to have been temporary and of no consequence. As their circumstances change, will they find the courage to risk their hearts?

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The Deal (Off-Campus #1)

thedeal1-270x405Author: Elle Kennedy

Publisher: Self-published through Amazon

Rating: 4.5 stars

Buy Links: Amazon

Type: Novel in Series

Purchased by Reviewer

 

Blurb: She’s about to make a deal with the college bad boy…

Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she’s carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush’s attention, she’ll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice…even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish,cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.

…and it’s going to be oh so good

All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he’s worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he’s all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn’t take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn’t going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him. Continue reading The Deal (Off-Campus #1)

Phoenix Inheritance (The Phoenix Institute #4)

91iu524I5wL._SL1500_Author: Corrina Lawson

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Rating: 4.5

Buy Links: Samhain and Amazon

Type: Novel in Series

Received from Publisher

 

Blurb: To save their son, they might have to sacrifice their love—and their lives.

Phoenix Institute, Book 4

Ex-Navy SEAL Daz Montoya and rescue dog handler Renee Black have made a career out of saving people. But when their whirlwind affair resulted in pregnancy, Daz’s verbal fumble tore their budding relationship apart.

It’s been a tough eight years for Renee, raising Charlie alone with his autism-fueled impulsiveness, but she’s managed—until now. When she has to chase him to the edge of a cliff in a snowstorm, seeing the face of their rescuer is just the rotten cherry on top of an already rough day.

In the close confines of a snowbound cabin, Renee and Daz rediscover the heat still simmering between them. But while Renee welcomes Daz’s renewed determination to help Charlie however he can, she’s reluctant to trust him with her heart.

With the Phoenix Institute’s help, Renee and Daz discover their son’s gift for animal telepathy is real. And that to save him from old enemies that would kill to control him, they must join forces—and risk losing everything they’ve ever loved.

Warning: This novel contains explicit reunion sex and characters used to mixing a little danger in with their romance.
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Bridged (Callahan & McLane #2)

cover58531-mediumAuthor: Kendra Elliott

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Rating: 4.5 stars

Buy Links: Amazon

Type: Novel in Series

Received from Publisher

 

Blurb:  After a congressman’s tortured body is found dangling from a Portland bridge, the FBI joins the Oregon State Police to investigate the case—and FBI Special Agent Ava McLane, still recovering from a bullet wound, hunts the twisted killer alongside the man who captured her heart, police detective Mason Callahan.

But once a third body appears and all evidence points to a serial killer, the public furiously clamors for answers—and the couple’s relationship grows fractured under the pressure. Ava and Mason search in the past for clues that predict the future. And when Ava’s mentally ill twin spins out of control, the FBI agent who battles monsters every day wonders if she shares her sister’s self-destructive streak…

In the latest thrilling romantic suspense novel from award-winning author Kendra Elliot, the past and the present violently collide…and the fallout can be deadly. Continue reading Bridged (Callahan & McLane #2)

In for the Kill (McClouds & Friends #11)

cover57503-mediumAuthor: Shannon McKenna

Publisher: Kensington Books

Rating: 5 stars

Buy Links: Kensington and Amazon

Type: Novel in Series

Received from Publisher

 

 

Blurb:  “The McCloud series is an auto buy for me.” –Maya Banks

The risks ex-cop Sam Petrie has taken have turned his life into a train wreck. So he has nothing to lose by doubling down as the elusive Svetlana Ardova’s unwanted bodyguard on a potentially deadly trip to Italy.

“McKenna writes intense, sensual stories.” –The B&N Review

Ever since the McClouds rescued Sveti from certain death, her crusade against modern slavery has blazoned a bulls-eye on her chest, but when one of the threats against her almost hits the mark, Sam’s protective instincts go into overdrive. Every lethal obstacle and trap they encounter ups the stakes–and the undeniable heat between them.

“Shannon McKenna makes the pulse pound.” –BookPage

Now they’re spiraling in on a deadly and explosive secret–one that could either redeem them or destroy them . . . and the closer they get, the shorter the fuse . . .

Continue reading In for the Kill (McClouds & Friends #11)

Watch Me (Dark Obsession #1)

Author: Cyncover57758-mediumthia Eden

Publisher: Hocus Pocus Publishing Inc.

Rating: 4.5

Buy Links: Author’s page 

Type: First Novel in Series

Received from Publisher

 

Blurb: WATCH ME…The first book in New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden’s sexy new romantic suspense series…DARK OBSESSION.

He was hired to protect her.

Watching gorgeous Gwen Hawthorne wasn’t a hard job—but it certainly was tempting. Chance Valentine had tried to keep his distance from the sexy socialite for years, but when her father hired him to keep watch on her—as a twenty-four, seven bodyguard—Chance knew his control was about to be pushed to the limit.

He’d never wanted another woman the way he desired her. Hot. Intense. Consuming. Being so close to Gwen, Chance knew that he wouldn’t be able to resist her. So he gave into his need, her need, and he took them both to the edge of a dark and consuming desire.

But Chance soon realizes that he isn’t the only one watching Gwen. Someone else is out there, a stalker who won’t rest until Gwen is destroyed. Every day, every moment…Gwen is in danger. And Chance knows that if he can’t unmask the stalker, then he may just lose the only woman he has ever loved.

Watch me.

Continue reading Watch Me (Dark Obsession #1)

Mastering a Sinner (The Sinners Club #3)

MasteringASinner-250x375Author:  Kate Pearce

Publisher: Kensington Books

Rating: 4.5 stars

Buy Links: Amazon, author page

Type: Novel in Series

 Received from Publisher

 

Blurb: Bound by sensual secrets and illicit fantasies, the select members of the Sinners Club are privy to carnal pleasures too shocking to share…

Seductive Surrender

Alistair Maclean enjoys his work as secretary at the Sinners Club until the women at the Club demand a secretary of their own. Suddenly Alistair finds himself at the mercy of a wanton beauty who demands Alistair submit to her in ways he’s only ever dreamed about…

Deep Submission

Diana, Lady Theale, has secrets from her past she must protect. But that doesn’t stop her from enjoying passion in the present. She needs Alistair’s help to untangle the mystery of her parentage, but she also needs his body to satisfy her darkly erotic desires…

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Marked (Book 7 in the Dark Protectors Series)

cover54613-mediumAuthor: Rebecca Zanetti

Publisher: Kensington Books

Rating: 4.5

Buy Links: Author page

Type: Novel in Series

Received from Publisher

 

 

Blurb:  Janie Kayrs has known Zane almost her whole life. He was her friend in the dream world. She trusted him. But that was before he kidnapped her, spiriting her away to an isolated cabin to learn what her dreams never told her. Like how dangerous he looks. How he got on the wrong side of the negotiating table. And how much sexier he is in real life…

Zane is a battle-hardened warrior, used to command and solitude. But Janie has drawn him from the minute they met. His need for her could destroy everything he’s worked for, but the risk is too sweet not to take it. They call her the Chosen One. But when it comes down to the questions of peace or war, life or death, safety or passion, it will be Janie who makes the choice… Continue reading Marked (Book 7 in the Dark Protectors Series)

Only Enchanting (The Survivors’ Club #4)

download (1)Author: Mary Balogh

Publisher: Penguin

Rating: 4.5 stars

Buy Links: Amazon and author’s page

Type: Novel in Series

Received from Publisher

 

 

Blurb: A Survivors’ Club Novel

The Survivors’ Club: Six men and one woman, all wounded in the Napoleonic Wars, their friendship forged during their recovery at Penderris Hall in Cornwall. Now, in the fourth novel of the Survivors’ Club series, Flavian, Viscount Ponsonby, has left this refuge to find his own salvation—in the love of a most unsuspecting woman.…

Flavian, Viscount Ponsonby, was devastated by his fiancée’s desertion after his return home. Now the woman who broke his heart is back—and everyone is eager to revive their engagement. Except Flavian, who, in a panic, runs straight into the arms of a most sensible yet enchanting young woman.

Agnes Keeping has never been in love—and never wishes to be. But then she meets the charismatic Flavian, and suddenly Agnes falls so foolishly and so deeply that she agrees to his impetuous proposal of marriage.

When Agnes discovers that the proposal is only to avenge his former love, she’s determined to flee. But Flavian has no intention of letting his new bride go, especially now that he too has fallen so passionately and so unexpectedly in love.

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Need You Now: A Shattered Promises Series Prelude (1001 Dark Nights)

downloadAuthor: Lisa Renee Jones

Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Inc. (Amazon Digital Services)

Rating: 4 stars

Buy Links: Amazon

Type: Novella

Received from Author

 

Blurb: Life is hard. Life leaves you beaten, broken…alone. Then one day, a stranger touches your hand and you feel something intense, unforgettable, but yet, you want to forget. You need to forget. It’s safer than believing in things you’ve decided don’t exist. You know all about shattered promises and lost hope. You know them so much better than you know this excited, warm, wonderful feeling, and it scares you. He scares you, but he also makes you feel alive again. He makes you realize you haven’t really been living. You’re surviving and you fear he’s the one who’ll make you forget how to keep doing it. But what if he’s the one who changes everything?

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