The 9 Minute Thing: A Witty, Erotic Novella by Rylie May

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Wow! This should happen to every woman, at least once in her life. A smoking, hot, younger, rich guy to dominate her, give her amazing orgasms, and buy her all new, expensive clothes. Sounds great to me!

Gillian is a 39 year old, divorced, college teacher. During a student/teacher meeting, Gillian’s student, Blake, confuses and intrigues the heck out of her. She’s not sure if he’s coming on to her or just being cocky, that is, until he kisses her. From there, he pursues her until she’s doing things she’d never even imagined before. And she loves every minute of it… well, except for the surprise he stages for her but you’ll have to read the book to find out what the surprise is.

Extremely sexy, laugh-out-loud funny and very well-written, ‘The 9 Minute Thing’ is a definite must-read. My only complaint is that I wanted more!!

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‘Enjoying the Chase’ by Kirsty Moseley

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 First, let me say that I love Kirsty Moseley’s stories. This is the third one I’ve read, and I’ve enjoyed them all, very much. Her characters have a lot of depth with realistic personalities and I found myself really falling in love with them. I’d even go so far as to say, that the main male character, Nate Peters, is my new favorite male character! He’s not only extremely masculine and good-looking but he’s romantic, thoughtful, affectionate, loyal, honorable and has a terrific sense of humor! I could go on but let’s just say that he’s pretty much perfect, and leave it at that. 
 
The plot kept my attention, was very believable and put me through a lot of different emotions. I found myself saying, ‘Just one more chapter’ a lot, and was a bit sad when it ended. The ending is a very satisfying, happily ever after, though, and there’s even a brief glimpse into the future, which I love! 
 
Now comes the hard part, the things I didn’t love…. 
 
It’s very apparent that Ms. Moseley doesn’t use a professional editor, if one at all. There are so many errors that I was taken out of the story several times, which I hate. I read as an escape and I don’t want to be reminded that it’s just a story by grammatical errors and misplaced words. Unfortunately, this book is riddled with them, and it’s a shame because it’s really a wonderful story. It’s also apparent that Ms. Moseley is not from the U.S., where the story takes place. This isn’t as big a problem for me as it was in the first book in this series but it can be distracting. If you can overlook the errors and misplaced words, I think you’ll truly enjoy this story.
 
I gave it 4 stars despite the errors because I enjoyed it that much. I truly hope that Kirsty Moseley finds a good editor, preferably from the USA, because she’s doing herself and her readers, a big disservice by not using one. Once she does, I think her story-telling talent will take her far as an author. I’m looking forward to reading more from her.
 
Happy Reading! 

‘Twas the Darkest Night by Sophie Avett (A Sinister Stitches spinoff)

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I received this book in exchange for an honest review through the Goodreads group, Lovers of Paranormal. When I first started reading, I thought I’d made a mistake by agreeing to read and review it. I was a little overwhelmed and didn’t think I was going to like it. That changed very quickly. Before I knew it, I was in deep. I didn’t want to put it down and found myself stealing time to read it here and there.

The writing is like poetry or the lyrics to a song. The author doesn’t just tell the reader what’s going on or what the scenery looks like, she paints you a picture with her words. It’s definitely not a book you can just walk through, you have to pay attention but, if you do, you’ll realize what a beautifully written story it is. Surprisingly, the story has a lot of Dom/Sub elements in it, that I didn’t expect. These were also written in such a way as to bring a sort of beauty to the scenes. There are occasional ‘raunchy’ words thrown into the dialogue but it’s done in a way that adds to the personality of the character speaking, and doesn’t really take away from the prose-like narrative.

The characters are multi-faceted and, though they are paranormal creatures, they have a realness to them that only enhances the story. Humans and monsters have learned to live together, for the most part, and the supernatural beings live and work just as humans do, only after dusk. You get the fantasy of a paranormal realm with a bit of reality thrown in. Not too much, just enough to give it a sense of believability, with a twist. The main heroine, Elsa, is a strong being who gives the impression that nothing can phase her but we get glimpses of her soft underbelly the minute she reveals her attraction to the main hero. She brought tears to my eyes on a few different occasions with her vulnerability. The main hero, Marshall, on the other hand, actually believes he’s a strong, cold-as-ice, hard-ass with no weaknesses. As the story unfolds, we find that he’s as layered as any other being, once you chip away at his shields.

Speaking of characters, there are so many awesomely, interesting characters in this story that anyone with a fascination for myths, legends, fairytales, and the like, will be spellbound. You’ll find a variety of beings here, from ghosts and pixies, to vampires and brownies, each with distinct personalities and quirks. It was amazing to me that I could keep them all straight but they’re so well-written and individually interesting, that I had no trouble at all.

I’m not going into detail as to spoil the ending but I just want to say that I loved that Marshall wasn’t appalled by Elsa’s ‘true form’. That part, to me, was so very beautiful and, I admit, I got a little teary-eyed. Elsa deserved to be loved completely, and so did Marshall, for that matter. Lovers of happily-ever-afters won’t be disappointed, and that’s all I’m going to say.

Happy Reading!!!

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Best Kind of Broken by Chelsea Fine

Close since they were young children, Levi and Sarah have spent the last year trying to just get by, day to day, alone. A year has passed since their lives were shattered, and their loneliness and sadness has kept them from really living. Their circumstances could’ve been so easily remedied if they’d only talked to each other. Unfortunately, they both blamed themselves for what drove them apart and were unable to get past their grief and guilt. Until they’re, unknowingly, finally forced together again, one of them was never able to face the other, and the other, felt abandoned and discarded.

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There were times during ‘Best Kind of Broken’ where my heart actually ached for the two main characters. They’ve suffered a terrible loss and, because of their imagined fault, have suffered alone. You can’t help but want to hug them and tell them everything’ll be alright. It’s terrible how we beat ourselves up over something uncontrollable that’s happened.

“If I’d only done this…”

“If only I hadn’t done that…”

The ‘what-ifs’ can drive a person crazy, literally. These two dance around each other, and their feelings, until you want to yell at them to talk it out, already. When they finally do, you’ll sigh with relief and rub the aching spot over your heart. There’s still a lot of pain but they realize they haven’t been alone after-all. The people around them have been there for them all along.

I do have to admit that Levi’s parents were a little much for me. Without spoiling the plot, I did feel that they reacted a little unrealistically for their past personalities but who knows how I would feel if their situation happened to me. Their part of the ending was kind of easily ‘wrapped up’, too but once their eyes were opened to how they acted, their perspectives changed and they realized that their actions were not fair to their son, or to each other. Parents are not automatically wonderful, as we see in the news every day, and people react in different ways, so this is just my opinion. All-in-all, this was a wonderful read and I’m happy that there are more books to follow.

A good-sized cast of terrific characters, plenty of heartache and angst, and a sweet, happy ending, make this a typical, Chelsea Fine, must-read.

I received a copy of ‘Best Kind of Broken’ from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Wow! A Shade of Vampire is one of the most original books I think I’ve ever read…

With so many vamp books around, it’s very difficult, at best, to come up with a unique spin on the subject. Bella Forrest has accomplished that, and then some!

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Combining some common vampire themes, modern day thinking and major imagination, A Shade of Vampire goes where no other vampire book has. Sure, the heroine being kidnapped to become a slave to a vampire, has been done before but the meat of the story goes way off from there.

Taken to a secret haven for vampires, this feisty heroine is unknowingly destined to be a slave for the prince of the vamps, who’s been asleep for 400 years. Kind of like a blood-sucking Sleeping Beauty, except, instead of being awakened by a prince, he is the prince!

I won’t go into any more details so as not to spoil the plot but, if you like vamp books, I’d suggest giving this one a try. There’s danger, intrigue, romance, magic, and mystery, and the characters are three-dimensional in a way that makes you think they could be real people, if vampires really existed.

The ending is a bit of a cliff-hanger, as this is the first book in the series, so I’m more than looking forward to reading the next one when it comes out.

Where to find it…

Paperback:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Shade-Of-Vampire-Bella-Forrest/dp/1481280767

eBook:

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/295599
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/A-Shade-Of-Vampire-ebook/dp/B00AOHDMFE

Charli Denae’s review of Red and Her Wolf | Goodreads

Red and Her Wolf (Kingdom #3)

by Marie Hall (Goodreads Author)
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·   rating details  ·  21 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Long ago there lived a beautiful child. Her name was Violet. Fair of skin, with blonde hair and large blue eyes. Born of wild magic, she was a woman with a child’s heart. Innocent and lovely, but not at all what she seemed–you see Violet went by another name: The Heartsong.

She was the child of fairy magic, the physical manifestation of all fae kinds unbridled power. Cosseted and pampered, she grew up in isolation, never knowing who she really was, or why there were those who’d seek to harm her. 

Ewan of the Blackfoot Clan is a wolf with a problem. He’s been sent to kill the Heartsong, but the moment he lays eyes on the blonde beauty he knows he’ll defy the evil fae he works for to claim Violet as his own.

This is the tale of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, as it really happened…

My review

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I really didn’t know what to expect from this book. I’ve read different tellings of Little Red Riding Hood before but this one totally blew my mind. This was the most unique telling I’ve ever read. It’s a dark fairytale with a twist. Instead of the wolf being the bad guy, he’s the good guy! Red’s the one who’s not so good in this one. I won’t say more because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone else. I will say that this book seems to have a little something for everyone. There’s romance, mystery, suspense, and even some humor. There’s also a little bit of other tales mixed in, with characters you’ll recognize. Once I started, I couldn’t put it down.

Goodreads | Charli Denae Mercer’s review of Red and Her Wolf.

Lily Harlem: Em Petrova is here with some fun, sex facts…

Em Petrova is here!

Please welcome the very lovely Em Petrova to my blog today. She’s going to fill us in on some fun sex facts, take it away, Em…

Lily Harlem: Em Petrova is here!.

Hi Lily,

Since I write erotic romance, sex is one of the most important parts of my writing. I love hunting down new information about the topic. Recently I ran across some fun facts and thought I’d share.

1.The vibrator was invented in the 19th century as a medical treatment for female “hysteria”. I know I’d get hysterical if I had to be as stuffy and pent-up as women of those times too! There’s a new movie about this exact theme. Take a look at this Youtube trailer

2.Anyone have a “Rabbit”? Ever wonder why there’s a cute smiley face on the tip? It’s apparently to make the Japanese population feel better about the production and buying of this orgasm-inducer. Their customs don’t take kindly to devices that resemble phalluses, so this was their solution. ☺

3.Fun Fact—semen contains zinc and calcium. Both prevent tooth decay!

4.The average size of a penis is 5 inches and 3 inches flaccid. Here’s an amazing map broken up by region and cock size: 
Now I know some of you will be emigrating!


5.If you hate working out, just hop into bed! Active sex burns 200 calories in just 30 minutes! Now why isn’t there an infomercial on it…?


Hope you’ve enjoyed my fun post! And don’t forget to visit my website  for a peek at my weekly obsessions from sexy men to amazing shoes!

Thanks for reading, and thank you to Lily for hosting me.

Em Petrova
~where words mean so much more~

www.empetrova.com

It’s been a delight having you swing by Em, and readers, don’t miss her fabulous new release… Phew, it’s getting hot in here!!