REVIEW BY BRANDY! THE GARNET DAGGER BY ANDREA COOPER (@Crimson_Romance)

BLURB:

Forbidden to cross the Elvin barrier into human lands, Brock cannot sate his curiosity. Cursed by a vampyre bite that forces him to feed on the life-essence of others, he is unable to touch another without taking their life. Chained by prophesy, he must find a witch, pierce her heart, and draw her blood for his cure.

Celeste must escape the monks who have held her prisoner for years. Her magic has been kept dormant by her captors. An ancient powerful Warloc craves her powers. If he succeeds in devouring her magic, she and the world will die.

When Brock falls in love with Celeste before realizing her demise is his cure, will love triumph over his desire to be healed? Will he risk everything to save her from a Warloc, an oath breaker, who also wants her dead?

REVIEW:

I was given a copy of this book in return for my honest review.

This was a wonderfully written story.  I am still new to the fantasy world but I am impressed with how well developed this debut author has made this world.  I like to read stories that I can visualize in my head and this one allowed it.

I am not a huge Elvin fan, but I am anxious to see where she takes Brock and Celeste.  I recommend everyone check out this new author if you are a Fantasy lover!

Rated 4 Kisses

 

NEW RELEASES FROM VIVIEN SPARX! (@viviensparx, @beingnev)

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Oh, let the good times roll, Kittens! Vivien has new reads for us and I am stoked! Here is what she has to say!

I am very excited to announce a new collection of stories that I am about to release on Amazon.
The ‘Unleashed Collection’ is a group of 5 stories that feature sizzling, adults only sexual encounters! They are very definitely NOT my usual erotic romance style, and they are very different to what you might expect when you pick up a Vivien Sparx title!
The new ‘Unleashed Collection’ is something I have been working on for some time and I have been thrilled by the advance reader reviews.

Starting this Friday I am going to release a new title in the Vivien Sparx ‘Unleashed Collection’ on Amazon every single day for 5 days.

Each title will be released at the special launch price of $0.99 cents for a limited time.
* On Friday March 15th I will release ‘Alicia’
* On Saturday March 16th I will release ‘Becky’
* On Sunday March 17th I will release ‘Claire’
* On Monday March 18th I will release ‘Debbie’
* On Tuesday March 19th I will release a secret fifth title called ‘Eve – Training Her Husband to be Her Master.’
The content of these stories is strictly adults only and contain graphic and explicit language of sexual encounters.

The Characters:
JULIA
The man character in my ‘Unleashed Collection’ is a woman named Julia… and what a woman!
I found her a really interesting character to write. She has a lot of dominant personality about her when dealing with the women who come to her – but when she is around men, she’s more than happy to hand over the reins of a sexual encounter and go along for the ride!
Julia has a wicked, wicked sexual streak and loves nothing more than a hot sweaty encounter.
What do I mean exactly?
Well, you are just going to have to read the stories!

The Characters:
ALISTAIR
My favourite character to create for the ‘Unleashed Collection’ was the subtle support character of Alistair – Julia’s able and discreet elderly manservant.
I love his wry humour and his gentle role within each story, and the way he acts as a counter for Julia’s outrageous sexual encounters.
Nothing shocks or surprises Alistair!
He only has a small role in each of the ‘Unleashed’ stories, but he was always a joy to write.

DISCLAIMER:  These are not your typical “mommy porn”  ladies.  This is full throttle, smoking hot and explicit.  Not for the faint of heart!  That being said, here is my review of Alicia.

I am so easy to please.  Write a good story and I am a fan for life.  As a member of Vivien’s Street Team, I was offered Claire (releases on Sunday) for review.  I loved it!  I emailed Nev, who I am thinking is Vivien’s right hand, and told her I would like to review it for this post.  She rocked out and sent me Alicia for today’s review. 

Julia is a strong and independent woman.  She has forged her own path through life and if you don’t like it, oh well.  She runs a home that women come to when they need a place to stay or something a little more…satisfying. 

Alicia is a dancer that can’t make her rent so she shows up at Julia’s.  The rules are simple.  Julia gives you five sexy challenges to complete in five days.  You cannot refuse or you are out of the house.  If you succeed, you can stay as long as you like.  These challenges are not for the faint of heart, kittens.  They involve toys, multiple partners, BDSM and anything else Julia’s kinky little mind can come up with!

They are sizzling hot and erotic scenarios that Julia likes to watch or take part in.  I am not going to ruin this story for you because it is soooo worth the time to read.  Just know this, I am awed by the characters Vivien has created and will have the whole set on my kindle by Tuesday!

Vivien’s Amazon Page“>Vivien’s Amazon Page!

BLOG TOUR STOP! Beyond 10 Nights by Michelle Hughes and Karl Jones (@MichelleHughes_ , @kast1j)

Wow!  Do you ever put down a book and just sit there for a moment and wonder how in the world you were going to make it till the release of the next story?  That is how I felt when I finished reading 10 Nights.  (Click here for my review of 10 Nights!)  Let me tell you that Beyond 10 Nights was everything I expected and then some!

Leah is in love with Rhett and has accepted his proposal of marriage.  Even though Janie and David don’t understand the relationship that she has with Rhett, Leah is hopeful that she will be able to fix things with her friends.  She is devastated when she realizes that Janie has no desire to support her relationship with Rhett and explodes on her.  Furious and in tears, Leah returns to Rhett’s house where he makes it clear that he wants her to stay with him anyway and that he wants to take care of her.  The submissive side of her wants to take him up on that offer but she knows that she still needs to find a job to take care of herself.

Leah is very nervous when Rhett tells her that he is opening the dungeon back up and she will be doing a scene that night.  She is not sure how she will react but wants to please her Master.  Later that night, while folks are arriving a surprise guest arrives.  A lifelong friend of Rhett’s who also is a Master and lives the lifestyle, Alex.  I have to stop here and say that there is not a single thing about Alex that I don’t find sexy as hell.  The man is yummy with a capital Y and it makes me want to find the nearest dungeon and convince him to join me!  That being said, back to the story.  Alex is intrigued when he meets Leah for the first time and can’t seem to figure out what has happened to his friend.  He has never treated a sub like he does Leah and Alex decides to take Rhett up on his offer to stay at the house so they can catch up.  Running into Leah in the kitchen the next morning, Alex joins her for breakfast and after talking to her for a bit, he begins to understand Rhett’s obsession.  When he realizes that she is job hunting he offers to give her a shot at his advertising agency and convinces her to go with him to check it out.

When Rhett finds that Leah has spent the day with Alex, he explodes with pent up rage and emotion. Leah doesn’t feel like she should have to deal with that so she leaves with Alex to take a break. I have to tell you that I don’t think I would have been able to handle myself around Alex, cause when sex walks like sin, you have to take advantage. Leah and Alex develop a wonderful friendship and it eventually leads to more. I love where this story goes and the intricate relationships. Go Beyond 10 Nights and into a world of desire.

I don’t want to ruin the story for anyone so I will stop there.  If you haven’t read the first book in the series, 10 Nights, then you need to hop over to Amazon or click the link below to get started.  This book picks up where it leaves off so you might be a little lost! 🙂  I was invited to be a stop on this blog tour and excited doesn’t even begin to describe it!  The genius behind this fabulous tour decided we should do a little This or That with our two amazing authors.  I have to admit that I was a little curious about their answers to my questions.

This or That with our Authors!
I was curious about what our authors’ choices would be and I was surprised at a few!

Michelle Hughes                                                                                  Karl Jones

Satin or Silk? Silk                                                                                 Satin or Silk? Silk
Whips or Feathers? Feathers                                                         Whips or Feathers? Feathers
Dom or Sub? Sub                                                                                 Dom or Sub? Dom
Kittens or Puppies? Puppies                                                           Kittens or Puppies? Kittens
Piercings or Tattoos? Piercing                                                   Piercings or Tattoos? Tattoos
Beer or Liquor? Liquor                                                                     Beer or Liquor? Liquor
Santa Claus or Easter Bunny? Santa Claus                               Santa/Easter Bunny? Santa Claus
Open Scene or Private Show? Private Show                           Open/Private Show? Private Show
Print or E-book? Ebook                                                                    Print or Ebook? Ebook
Cross or Bench? Cross                                                                       Cross or Bench? Bench

10 Nights (Forbidden Desires Series)

I would also recommend checking out Michelle and Karl’s other books while you are visiting Amazon.  They are all worth the read!  These are a couple of my favorites!

Click here for my review of Tears of Crimson!

Click here for my review of Eternal Crimson!

Click Here for my review of Shattered!

Michelle Hughes Bio

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Michelle Hughes is the international bestselling author of the book 10 Nights. She currently resides in Alabama with her husband and her five children. Hughes began her career in entertainment as a singer and host for a nationally televised satellite talent program and continued to perform across the United States until she decided to move home and start her family.
Hughes and her co-author, Karl Jones, own Tears of Crimson. The website began as role-play and fan fiction base and has since become the home of Tears of Crimson Books and promotions. Hughes states her love of writing comes from her muse Rafe, who has given her dreams of fantasy worlds since she was a young girl.
Hughes started reading Harlequin romance books at eight years old, sneaking them from her grandmother. It instilled in her a love of romance that is still with her today. Her grandmother was raised on a cotton farm and only completed a sixth grade education, it was through watching her struggles with reading that Hughes states gave her the love of the written word.
Amazon/Michelle Hughes http://www.amazon.com/Michelle-Hughes/e/B00605O89I/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1354383782&sr=1-2-ent
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/groups/448502065202528/?fref=ts
Blog/website http://www.tearsofcrimson.com/

Karl Jones Bio

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Author Bio, Karl Jones:

In the dark of the night and the still of the evening you’ll find Karl Jones writing furiously to exercise his dark muse to the delight of his fans.

Specializing in Crime and Horror thrillers, he refers to himself as a loner, haunted by the stories he pens and driven to push the boundaries until all lovers of the genres have no choice but to sleep with one eye open.

Karl explores the dark side of humanity and turns the stories of some of the most depraved into literature you’ll have no choice but to read with one eye on the door and every light in the house on.

Grab a sample if you dare…

Amazon/Karl Jones http://www.amazon.com/Karl-Jones/e/B006ZJKS1G/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1354383853&sr=1-2-ent

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/AuthorKarlJones?fref=ts

Blog/website http://booksboozeandbanter.blogspot.com/

**I was given a copy of B10N in return for my honest review.**

Rated 5 Bookworms

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Follow the rest of the tour!

January 1stThe O’Raven Chronicles -Loush O’Raven

January 2ndTam’s Two Cents-Tammy Middleton

January 3rdKindle Hooked -Kim Box Pearson

January 4thInto the Night book reviews -Heather Gunter

January 4thRomancebookworm’s Reviews-Brandy Dorsch

January 5thMad Sheep reading-Jenny Needham

January 6thDon’t Feed the Mimsey – Jay Mims

January 7thThe Indie Shop -Tamara Beard

January 8th – The Page Turners -Keelie Bennett Howard

January 9th –Author Belinda Boring aka The Bookish Snob

January 10thBookEnd 2 BookEnd -Jessica Johnson

RELEASE DAY! Beyond 10 Nights by Michelle Hughes and Karl Jones (@MichelleHughes_, @kast1j)

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I am so excited for the release of the second book in The Forbidden Desire Series! Beyond 10 Nights is the continuing story of Leah and Rhett’s relationship. I fell in love with this series and I have recommended it to everyone I know!

Excerpt:

Beyond 10 Nights with Rhett, Leah discovers that her journey into submission has a new temptation awaiting her awakening mind. The depths of Rhett’s depravity come full circle and force her to make a decision on the path she’ll choose to walk in his dark world of sensual indulgence.

When an old friend of Rhett’s returns to Chicago, the ultimate alpha male competition ensues to win the heart, mind, and body of our heroine. Two worlds of enticement collide, and emotions are overwhelmed as the true game begins.

Beyond 10 Nights will Leah discover that desire and the heart can be the hardest checkmate of all? Passion, love, and heartbreak in the end it all takes you Beyond 10 Nights!

Check out my review of 10 Nights and see how far temptation will take you!

Curves by Design (Big Girls and Bad Boys: A BBW Erotic Romance) By J.S. Scott (@AuthorJSScott)

This is the first book by J.S. Scott that I have read and I will be hunting down more! It was nice to read about a full-figured woman as the main love interest and not your traditional type of woman. Molly knows that she has self-esteem issues thanks to her mom’s thoughts on her weight all her life. Devon Richards is a sexy, archetict who thinks Molly is a sensual, beautiful woman and he would love to spend more time with her. He is devestated when he believes that she is dating his little brother. When he finds out that they are not together, he realizes that nothing is going to stand in his way of making Molly his. Their story is a nice case of the full-figure girl getting the hot man in the end.

I was not a fan of the manipulation that he used to get her to go on a date with him. However, I am a full-figured woman and I know how hard headed and stubborn we can get. My husband tells me that he would have probably pulled the same kind of stunt to get me to go out with him!

This is a short story but well worth the read.

Rated 4 stars