THE AWAKENING

THE AWAKENING                                   ERIKA WILDE
Posted:  April 22, 2014

Erika Wilde turns up the heat in THE MARRIAGE DIARIES, a brand new erotic series about a married couple who take intimacy and passion to the extreme. 
This short novelette of 11,000 words contains two short erotic interludes between married couple Dean and Jillian Noble. 
WARNING: Contains explicit sexual content and is recommended for mature readers who enjoy erotic situations, as well as graphic language and imagery. 
THE MARRIAGE DIARIES Series
The Awakening (Volume #1)
The Seduction (Volume #2)
The Taking (Volume #3) 
The Temptation (Volume #4)

MY REVIEW:
     I love the way this author too this erotic story but used an actual married couple.  They had been high school sweethearts, have two grown boys, and still madly in love.  Yet, Jillian Noble wanted to spice up her sex life.
     So, rather than looking elsewhere or standing a chance her husband may she took the bulls by the horn or her husband so to speak, and pushes the envelope.  Jillian always knew Dean was holding back when it came to sex.  She felt that he wanted to be more demanding and dominate more.  He just didn’t want to be reminded of his father who was an abuser and for him it was just getting a little close there and he was afraid to let go for fear of hurting Jillian.
     Since she was pregnant when they got married there was never any exploring in the sex department due to children being under foot.  Now was Jillian’s chance to help Dean cut loose and for her to get the spice back in her sex life.  She surprises Dean at work and seduces him.  Boy was he surprised.  Now, that he’s home he has a surprise for her.

     This was an interesting erotic read.  So be aware.  I thought it was cut and sweet how Jillian was nervous and yet really loved her husband enough to want this for both of them.  The ending kind of through me because her husband’s thoughts seemed dark almost so not sure how I feel about that??? Book was free on Amazon. 

A HUSBAND'S REGRET

A HUSBAND'S REGRET                           NATASHA ANDERS
Posted:  April 22, 2014

A Husband's Regret by Natasha Anders Tall and thin, twenty-eight-year-old Bronwyn Palmer has become positively gaunt, a ghost of her former self. That self was—and still is—the wife of a rich, handsome executive with an ocean-view house and his own security staff.

It was in that house, two years ago, that Bryce Palmer learned Bronwyn was pregnant with their first child. But Bryce’s rage over his impending fatherhood touched off a chain reaction of emotional and physical traumas that wounded them both. For Bronwyn, it meant fleeing the perfect marriage to start over with nothing but a precocious daughter named Kayla to care for. For Bryce, it meant a tortuous two years spent blaming his wife for deserting him, and living with the pain of not knowing his child. Now a chance encounter has brought Bronwyn back into Bryce’s life, both bearing scars...and neither knowing the whole truth of that fateful night that drove them apart.

MY REVIEW:


     What an amazingly well written story of a man, Bryce Michael Palmer, 33, who carries some deep dark secrets even from his younger brother, Rick.  Bryce is married to Bronwyn Kirkland Palmer, 28, and has been for two years.
     They are extremely happy, by all accounts in love, and living their lives with a plan.  Their plan had always been to wait at least five years to have children that way Bron could complete her education for becoming a Vet.  Yet, on this night Bron was so excited without trying and while on protection she became pregnant.  She prepares a great meal, showers, and sets up a picnic in the conservatory.  After the meal and relaxing she discloses the exciting blessing that they have created together.
     That is when all hell breaks loose.  Bryce her loving, caring, and gentle husband turns into a bastard.  He really becomes a monster before her eyes.  Accusing her of plotting to get pregnant behind his back and even of throwing birth control pills down the drain.  The words he spew at her are mean and hurtful.  When he turns and tells her to go away, she is stunned.  Then, he yells for her to get out.  She runs out with the clothes on her back and takes her keys and leaves the house.
     Now this is just the prologue, you won’t even be able to imagine what can go on in this relationship until you start reading.  There were times I was saying, “Lady are you crazy?”  Other times I was in sheer disbelief of the pain the people can put themselves and others through but especially the ones they say they love.
     But, in the end when Bryce is brave enough to share his secrets, his ability to heal not only himself but Bron, and the love and happiness that can come from hard work is amazing.  This author captured great emotion in her writing.  She takes you on an emotional roller coaster that is so worth it in the end.  I give this book 5 stars.  Provided by net galley.

SMOKIN' HOT

SMOKIN' HOT                                            LYNN LAFLEUR
Posted:  April 22, 2014

Smokin' Hot by Lynn LaFleurSinge
After breaking up with her longtime boyfriend, Julia Woods is ready to start fresh in a new town, a new state. She doesn't want to get involved with another man, and especially not with an adrenalin junkie.
The instant attraction she feels when she meets Stephen McGettis frightens her. She's never experienced something so strong, yet she worries about starting a relationship with him. With his motorcycle racing, whitewater rafting, and skydiving, he's as much of an adrenalin junkie as her former lover.
Stephen loves Julia and doesn't want to lose her because of her concern over what she considers his dangerous pastimes. He has to prove to her he's not a daredevil, and that love is the greatest adventure of all.

Smolder
In town to visit her grandmother in the hospital, Rayna Holt never expected to run into her ex-husband, Marcus. Seeing him reminds her of all the pain and loss she'd experienced five years ago that led to their divorce.
Marcus is still angry and hurt over Rayna destroying their marriage. They're forced to spend time together while the construction company he works for repairs her grandmother's house due to a fire. Old desires smolder beneath the surface, but Marcus is leery of giving in to them. Rayna broke his heart when she left him. He can't live through that kind of pain again.
Both Rayna and Marcus have to let go of the past before they can forgive each other and fall in love again.

Spark
Talia King has loved Dylan Westfield ever since the day she met him two years ago, but he treats her as nothing but a friend. Every attempt she's made to date him or spend more time with him has been shot down by Dylan.
Dylan loves Talia as much as she loves him, but his painful past won't let him surrender to that love. Fear of physically hurting her keeps him alone and aching for a life with her…a life he knows he cannot have.
A night of passion convinces Talia that she and Dylan are perfect together. Dylan admits his love to Talia, but tells her it doesn't matter since they can never be together.
Talia hatches a plan to convince Dylan that she knows he would never hurt her. It might backfire, but she believes it's worth the risk to be with the man she loves.

MY REVIEW:
Singe
      Julia Woods had been in a relationship with her ex Cody in California who was a Firefighter and an “adrenaline junkie.”  There was one final day to their relationship that marked the end and caused her to move to Lanville, Texas.  She moves in with her mom’s college friend Dolly. 
     Even though Julia was a firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service she really worked as a researcher, and a firefighter as needed.  When she moves with Dolly she’s told she can work in Dolly’s bar but with her sexy body that’s not what she wants for herself.  With jobs hard to find she gets a housekeeping job at a B & B.  You see she was caught up in one of her ex’s rushes and was injured to the point where she could not work as a firefighter and it might not be for a long while if ever.
     What’s funny on her trip to Dolly’s she runs into four sexy as all get out guys at a fast food restaurant.  One extremely.  That one happens to not only live in Lanville too but is at Dolly’s the next morning when she wakes up, Stephen McGettis.  You see he is a roofer and Dolly needs her roof done and Stephen and Dusty his cousin will be doing it.  She finds out that he is a volunteer firefighter and it seems like he too could like the adrenaline rush.
     From that first meeting this book moves fast.  So does this relationship, a little too fast, really.  LOL J  Cute story, all sex, so, if sex is not what your game, step away from this book. J  I give this a 4 star for cute story and a 3 star for a too fast in the sack.
Smolder
     Marcus Holt was a pained man and a volunteer firefighter.  You see five years ago on 4th of July a devastating tragedy stole everything from him.  This event then caused his wife to just walk away from him and their marriage and never look back.  Leaving him with the mess of the home and all the pain to suffer through all alone.
     So, he lived his life in Lanville, Texas where he grew up trying to live as best he can.  It’s not easy with the love of his life Rayna Holt, his ex-wife living in San Francisco.  He took his vows very serious because he meant with his whole heart.  Most of all he loved Rayna since he was 15, so her leaving him killed him and still is very slowly.
     When Rayna’s grandmother, Grace, has a heart problem she is forced for the first time in all the five years to fly back to Lanville.  A place where she said she would never ever set foot in again.  The same night she arrives at the hospital, the new housing track where Rayna just bought and moved her grandma into breaks out into a fire from a fire in a field nearby.  Several homes were lost, some were damaged a great deal and some like Grace’s were a lot less damaged but still not able to move back into for at least a month or so.  She’s told to hire Coleman’s Construction that they are the most honest and the best.  So the next morning she heads over to make an appointment.
     The foreman for Coleman’s is no other than Marcus Holt.  Rayna’s and Marcus life takes an unusual turn of events from here on out.  Ones that are as hot as a fire but so sexually charged they could light up all of New York City will all the energy being set off in each kiss, touch, and look.
     Enjoyed this but felt like it was wrapped up just a little too neatly and fast.  Could understand the falling into bed but not the sexual hostage vs. emotional hostage, now I’ll take you back?  For that I will have to give it 3 stars. L
Sparked
     Dylan Westfield and Talia King are Volunteer firefighters for the Lanville, Texas Fire Dept.  They both posed for the fundraising calendar also.  Before that they had eyes only for each other.
     Dylan as much as he wanted and really loved everything about Talia due to his background really felt he could not subject her to his kind of love.  So, for the two years they’ve known each other he has painfully lusted over her from afar.
     Talia on the other hand, from day one, fell madly and crazily in love with Dylan.  Was beginning to see though that she was going to only be just one of the “guys” a “friend” and nothing more to Dylan.  She really needed to wake up and smell the roses.  It was time she stopped crushing and started giving other guys who asked her out a real chance.  Once she does it breaks her heart to the point of tears.  Dylan sees since she reaches out to another guy friend for a hug and Dylan sees red. 
     Dylan tries to hunt down whose hurt her, while he spins his wheels looking for himself, Talia looks to her friends to help her forget him.  Can they help her?  Does he figure out he is looking for himself?  You’ll have to read and find out.  I give this story a 5 stars. J
Overall Smokin’ Hot gets 4 stars

MISUNDERSTOOD BY KATHRYN KELLY INTERVIEW FRIDAY APRIL 25 AT 7 PM PST







WARNING: This isn’t an easy or light read. Please be advised. The way to Johnnie’s and Kendall’s resolution involves death, violence, destruction, a rape scene and suicide.

John Donovan has been left in charge of the Death Dwellers' MC while the club president is on his honeymoon. With six days left till Outlaw's return and smooth sailing so far, trouble suddenly bubbles up. As the clock ticks, he's determined to bring everything under control.
Kendall Miller, an attorney and the ex-girlfriend of another MC president, is in deep problems. When her little sister is taken by her ex, she needs to supply information to a man who is frantic for information on the highest ranking members of Johnnie's club. When she suddenly shows up at the clubhouse and arouses the suspicions of a very handsome blond biker, she finds herself being taken as his prisoner.
Evil is all around them. To save herself and her sister, Kendall has to rely on the man she betrayed. To save his club, Johnnie has to trust Kendall's story. Before it's too late. Because lives will be lost and hearts will be broken.

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