Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Alexandr's Reluctant Submissive by Ann Mayburn

Title: Alexandr's Reluctant Submissive
Series: Submissive's Wish, 4
Author: Ann Mayburn
Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing
Genre: MF, BDSM
Reviewer: Redz


Publisher's Blurb
Note: This is part TWO of Alex and Jessica's story. Part ONE, Alexandr's Cherished Submissive, should be read first for the most enjoyment.

Having believed for five years that his wife and daughter are dead, Alexandr Novikov’s world changes forever when he discovers not only are they alive, but the vile person who tore his family apart was none other than his father, Jorg. Determined to make up for lost time, Alex sets about winning the hearts and trust of his wife and daughter, and healing the emotional damage done to Jessica by their forced separation. Easier said than done when jealousy rears its ugly head, and Jessica struggles to deal with all the women Alex was intimate with after her supposed death.

Jessica has prayed for a chance to reunite with Alex, to be the family they were meant to be, to reclaim and rebuild their relationship. Those prayers are finally answered, but she quickly realizes her husband still sees her as the naive twenty-year-old girl she used to be, the one who was content to let him run the show. Jessica’s grown up during their difficult time apart, and she’s no longer content being a piece of arm candy for her powerful husband. If he’s going to bring her back into the deadly world of the Russian mafia, Alex needs to realize that she’s strong enough to be his partner in name and in truth. Only as equals will they find courage enough to face the days ahead.

Especially since Jorg isn’t done meddling with their lives…and his latest actions will have deadly consequences for generations to come.

Warning: This book contains a rather kinky Bratva lord who likes to give his woman all the pleasure she can handle, with the help of his friends. It includes anal, F/F play, spanking, domestic discipline, and a M/F/F/M/F/M/F/M scene that'll make you squirm.





Review
Alexandr's Reluctant Submissive by Ann Mayburn. This is part two of a book, and I did not know that before reading so… yes I was lost. There is a great story in this book, I am sure if you knew to read the first part first...well you would have had a great experience. Me I was lost. I am like ummm so much story I am missing here. But Ms. Mayburn can make me love a story even if I am lost.
Okay this is Jessica she is sensual person. She wants to have a man in her life that is like a man she dreams of. The man she never thought she could have again.
Alex has thought his love was dead. Finding her alive.. well he is going to do all he can to keep her.
Over all great storyline. There were huge holes in this story for me, however the story that is here that I did get, I loved. So if you are a fan this is a must read. 
                           Five Shooting Stars
 


Pleasure Dome by L.F. Hampton

Title: Pleasure Dome
Author: L.F. Hampton
Publisher: Imajinn Books
Genre: MF, scifi futuristic
Reviewer: Redz










Publisher's Blurb
The Pleasure Dome where the sex is out of this world "
Forced into retirement, Captain Soledad Scott, a former warship captain, has decided on a new career as a mother. She s come to the Pleasure Dome where a computer-matched male will donate his sperm the old-fashioned way and make her dream of motherhood come true. But Sol s worm-hole dyslexia sends her to Room 990 instead of Room 660.
Commander Gabriel Merriweather, half-breed Chakkra and master empath with the Diplomatic Corps, awaits his sterile playmate of the evening. When she arrives and orders him to pleasure her as if he were the paid sex toy, Gabe willingly complies. But the next day he learns that the woman isn t a Dome employee, but a maternity client who has stolen his sperm and disappeared.
Sol can t believe that the man she just spent the night with is the very man who destroyed her warship career. What will he do if he discovers that she s carrying his child? Unwilling to find out, Sol decides to disappear.
But is the universe big enough to hide her from him?
L.F. Hampton is a So. California futuristic romance writer. She loves to read and write fantasy stories that entertain by taking readers out of reality. For more information please visit her at lfhampton@theromancestudio.com.




Review
Pleasure Dome by L.F. Hampton is a spicy hot read that I could not put down. Soledad is a very strong character. I liked she is quick thinking and she can take care of herself. She wants a baby and goes to The Pleasure Dome to get it. She had no idea she would be getting so much more.
Gabe he was going to The Pleasure Dome to have some much needed R and R with no strings attached. He too got way more than he planned on. I liked that Gabe has a good heart. He is kind, and strong. I liked that once he knew what happened he did all he could to be a good person in this situation.
Over all there is great chemistry between Gabe and Soledad. I liked the heat,in this story and the pace of it. Everything was very well done and made me want more of them in the future. I also liked some of the background of the universe the author created. I cannot wait to see if there is a series spin off to this cause I think there are many more stories this universe has to tell, and I cannot wait to read them. 

                         Five Shooting Stars
 

Star Dust Award: Rendan by Erin Tate

Title: Rendan
Series: Dragons of Preor, 4
Author: Erin Tate
Publisher: Summerhouse Publishing
Genre and Pairing: Paranormal and M/F
Page Count: 197 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
Violence is never the answer… unless you’re a Preor warrior. 

Rendan sen Tarkan, Offense Master to the Preor Third Fleet, has found his human mate. She is small compared to him, but her curves, delicious scent, and sky blue eyes call out to his soul. He has waited for a female for over two centuries and he will fight—kill—any who dare attempt to take her. Even one of his own males.

One moment Carla was unemployed and the next she was on the Preor battleship, working as a nurse for human-Preor mates. Oh, and the next moment? That was when she found her sexy, alien pink-scaled mate. Then she watched the muscular dragon shifter get beat to hell. And then she was assigned a condo in Preor Tower on Earth. The person in the condo next door? That sexy, alien pink-scaled male.

Learning about the proud alien warrior isn’t trouble free, but it’s easier than almost dying. Yeah, almost. But the Preor who tried to end her life? Well, he doesn’t quit easily. She only hopes Rendan is there to save her when the alien tries to end her life once again.
 




Review
Carla is a bit uncomfortable around the Preor. Not because she is prejudice, but because they are a bit of a warring race. Their hierarchy is built upon physical prowess and that very physicality overwhelms her. So meeting her mate in the middle of violence doesn’t endear him to her. But Rendan, the latest warrior to find his mate in Erin Tate’s Dragons of Preor is up to the task….he thinks.
I truly adore this series by Ms. Tate. She gives us warriors with a strong sense of honor. And while that honor is based upon warrior skills, for the most part they appreciate this opportunity the women of Earth afford them. But what do you do when who you are at your core scares the woman fated to be yours? Can Carla see past the fighting to the skill it exhibits? Can she see that while it defines their standing in society it does not define the man? I loved finding out.
Rendan was at a loss as to how to treat his mate. He has scared her and made her so uncomfortable she does not trust him. I thought this was a wonderful spin on such a simple human condition. Rendan’s very nature was something that was placing distance between him and Carla. I thought Ms. Tate handled the process of pulling back the layers to understand the man and the dragon well. Carla had land mines I am not sure she was even aware of until they exploded between her and Rendan. But Rendan persevered and I was impressed with his determination and Ms. Tate’s thoughtfulness as both Carla and Rendan learned to accept each other. This story was well articulated. It was full of emotional depth and growth. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and can’t wait to read more of this world Ms. Tate is building.

                       Five Shooting Stars and Star Dust Award


Slater's Enchanting Mate by Elle Boon

Title: Slater’s Enchanting Mate
Series: Iron Wolves MC, 4
Author: Elle Boon
Publisher: Elle Boon
Genre and Pairing: Paranormal and M/F
Page Count: 128 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
Wounded and hidden for years, LeeLee had found acceptance within her wolf. She learned firsthand the harsh reality of never being loved, and vowed to protect her heart, and body from suffering the same pain ever again.

Never one to back down, Slater O’Neil loves life. When he meets his mate in wolf form, he never thought claiming her would be quite so hard. Yet he'll gladly battle an unknown evil more sinister than the horror movies he enjoys. After finally finding the other half of his soul, he’ll pay any price to protect the woman meant to be his.

True love doesn’t always come easy, and for these two shifters, they’ll need more than just love to make it work. LeeLee was just a child when she witnessed a horror no child should, but revisiting old hurts don’t always heal old wounds.
When you stir a hornet’s nest, you should always be prepared for what might come out. In LeeLee and Slater’s case, they are totally unprepared to step into a whole different reality. One where the ones who should love and protect, are the ones out to kill for their own gain.




Review
In Slater’s Enchanting Mate by Elle Boon we return to the world of the Iron Wolves. While Ms. Boon has placed this story in her Iron Wolves series, I will be honest and state I was surprised because we first meet LeeLee and Slater in the SmokeJumpers series. So if you are confused as to where these characters come from, now you know. But getting on with LeeLee and Slater’s love story. I must admit I enjoyed it. LeeLee is trapped within her wolf and has been for years. She has been wolf longer than she was human and Slater doesn’t know how to help his mate, because the little she-wolf is all his. I loved Slater’s determination to fight for his future. And when LeeLee finally manages to reconnect with her human side, Slater’s protection extends to finding what caused her wolf to protect her so fiercely. This story is a quick read but full of twists and turns. LeeLee’s past hides more than even she remembers and she must lean heavily on the man determine to love and protect her.
Ms. Boon weaves a tale that is full of emotional highs and lows. She gives us the unexpected even as LeeLee and Slater find a love that overcomes seeming insurmountable odds. This is a wonderful story and well worth your time and money.

                      Five Shooting Stars

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Steady Stroke by A.M. Arthur

Title: Steady Stroke
Series : Off Beat, 2
Author: A.M. Arthur
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Genre: MM. Contemporary
Reviewer: Redz










Publisher's Blurb
After a tragic accident, Lincoln West’s dreams of making it big as a guitarist fell apart. Unable to play music, he’s battling a hopeless downward spiral, and takes his friend’s offer to stay at their beach house for the summer. While at an open mic night at local bar Off Beat, he locks eyes with a busboy who doesn’t make Linc feel so broken anymore.

Emmett Westmore lives for the anonymity of busing tables in his aunt’s quirky bar where no one pities him for the fire that killed everyone he loved. He blames himself for the fire, and he doesn’t want anyone to see him—except for Linc. Emmett’s walls drop when he’s around the gorgeous blue-eyed guitarist, but he has a secret that could destroy his budding relationship with Linc.

Both Linc and Emmett are looking for a way to live again…will they let their fears control them or take a chance on something real?




Review
Steady Stroke is the second book in the Off Beat series by A.M. Arthur. This one is a very emotionally charged read. I liked the characters in this book. Very easy to fall in love with them and feel apart of their lives.
Lincoln is very neat organized. He has grown up poor. He has medical issues. He really misses a man he considers to be his brother. He also has something horrific happen to him by a date. He has to wear sunglasses or he gets horrible headaches. And a car crash a year ago has changed his life forever.


Emmett tries to fight his homosexual urges. But he really likes and admires Lincoln. Shy and quiet, he likes to melt into the woodwork. He lost his family in a fire. And now he hides who he is from the outside world. He loves to sing.
They develop a very fragile trust, but something from the past is waiting and lurking. When it surfaces can their love survive it?
I liked the everyday feel of this one. This book also touches on issues that are very much in the now. I adore Ms. Arthur's works and this one is no exception. When you want a very emotional read that will keep you turning the pages I highly recommend this book. 

               Four Twinkling Stars
 

Mark Of the Incubus by E.S. Hutch

Title: Mark of the Incubus: Robert and Caleb
Series: Incubus,1
Author: E.S. Hutch
Publisher:Self published 
Genre: MM. Paranormal
Pages: 232
Reviewer: Redz








Publisher's Blurb
Robert Layton is dead.

But at the same time, he isn’t. He eats and breathes, walks and talks, but to the rest of the world he might as well not even exist. He’s forgotten as soon as he’s out of sight.

A former cop, Robert’s arrogant ways led to him being possessed and then destroyed by an ancient evil, a demon that preys on man’s deepest desires. Now that same demon has led him to its latest victim, the first person capable of remembering Robert since his death.

Caleb Miller has made some monumentally stupid decisions, all before the age of twenty-three. He dropped out of college, is stuck in an affair with a married man, and struggles to make ends meet as a folk singer at the same coffee shop he slings drinks at all day.

When a handsome stranger shows up and claims Caleb’s been possessed by a strange sex demon, he’s obviously skeptical. But Robert turns out to be the man of his dreams, and Caleb can’t believe his luck. Too bad Robert has vowed never to touch him.

Forced to live together while battling their intense attraction for each other, they must find a way to stop the demon before it’s too late to save Caleb’s life and his memory of Robert.




Review


Mark of the Incubus book one Robert and Caleb by author E.S. Hutch was a book I found hard to get into. There is a story here, but I felt it was muddled. There is a lot going on. No real love story for me. I am a true romantic so when there is no real love story you kind of loose me right there. Seems to be like the bones of a good story that got lost somewhere along the line. The connective thread that holds a book together is lost here. I wish it were not because the ideas in this book are very good. There is a some glimmers of real genius here just somewhere along the line they fell apart.
Robert is an ex cop. He is sort of dead. He brings monsters to justice now.
Caleb is 23 and dropped out of college. He has an affair with a married man and becomes something more than human. Now he is the kind of man that Robert hunts. Can the hunter and the hunted find a middle ground.
I really did not feel what I should have for this story. The actual love that would have pushed this book over the edge to greatness is not there. This book for me is best skipped. 

                       Three Red Stars
 

Connection Error by Annabeth Albert

Title: Connection Error
Series: Gaymers, 3
Author: Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: MM. Contemporary
Reviewer: Redz






Publisher's Blurb
It's typical of video game programmer Josiah Simmons to be the last one on the plane on the way to the biggest meeting of his career. Though he's (mostly) coping with his ADHD, he can't handle another distraction. But he also can't ignore his rugged seatmate—especially once he learns the military man's a fan of his game.

Ryan Orson refuses to let his severe injuries pause his career as a navy SEAL. He's got hours of grueling physical therapy ahead of him, and no time for anything that might get in the way of his return to active duty. But that doesn't mean he's above a little first-class flirtation with geeky-cute Josiah.

When a delay strands the pair in St. Louis, they agree to share a hotel room and a night of gaming. Neither expects their new connection to move to the next level in the light of day. Opposites may attract, but is this game over before it's even begun?




Review
Connection Error by Annabeth Albert is the third book in the Gaymers series. This story is Josiah's. He is a bouncy puppy of a guy. Always full of energy and has ADHD. I liked how real his struggles with that are. I could really sympathize with him and his struggles.
Ryan is an ex navy seal. He has a sever injury but Josiah only sees the hot driven man Ryan is.
I love how geeky and charming Ryan is. It is hard not to love him from the start of this book. He is just one of those characters that makes you smile. I cannot imagine him ever hurting anyone on purpose.
Ryan is strong, but he also needs Josiah to be strong for him too. Seeing these two come together will prove opposites do attract. Each has something the other needs in this book. They are very strong together.
I felt this book in comparison to the others in this series was not as strong of a love story but the sweet lovable factor is here and that is what I want from this series. I cannot wait for more Gaymers and who falls in love next. 


                    Five Shooting Stars