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Review: ‘Just Good Friends’ by Rosalind James

Review: ‘Just Good Friends’ by Rosalind James

Just Good Friends

by Rosalind James
Series: Escape to New Zealand #2
Published by Rosalind James on January 1, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 308
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Some bets were made to be lost.
Kate Lamonica isn't Koti James's type. Too small. Too dark. And heaps too much work. So it's an easy bet that he can be her friend for six weeks without making a move on her, no matter what his mates would have said.
Kate can't believe she's made the bet at all. New Zealand had seemed like the perfect escape from the stalker who'd threatened first her peace of mind, and then her life. She certainly doesn't need any more trouble. Why on earth has she agreed to spend time with a Maori rugby player who's far too handsome and charming for his own good--and knows it? But there's more than one game Koti's good at playing...

Review: ‘Just this Once’ by Rosalind James

Review: ‘Just this Once’ by Rosalind James

Just This Once

by Rosalind James
Series: Escape to New Zealand #1
Published by Self-Published on August 29, 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 294
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Everyone needs to be rescued sometimes.
Everyone but Hannah Montgomery, that is. She just needs a vacation. Three weeks in New Zealand to sort out her life, figure out what she wants, seems just right. Oh, and to relax. She should definitely put that on the agenda. She certainly isn’t looking for a sexy fling with a professional rugby player, no matter how attractive he is. Hannah doesn’t do casual. But maybe just this once ...
As much as he’s shared with Hannah, Drew Callahan has kept one very big secret. And learning the truth, now that she’s back home again, has made Hannah warier than ever. Drew knows that she’s right for him. But how can he convince her to let down her guard enough to explore what they could have together?
Note: This romance, like New Zealand, contains some steam. If that isn't your cuppa, you may want to visit another country ... er, book.

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ARC Review: ‘Rebecca’s Lost Journals, Volume 1: The Seduction’ by Lisa Renee Jones

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ARC Review: ‘Rebecca’s Lost Journals, Volume 1: The Seduction’ by Lisa Renee Jones

Rebecca's Lost Journals, Volume 1: The Seduction

by Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Inside Out #1.1
Published by Simon and Schuster on January 28, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 40
Format: eArc
Source: the Author
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NOW OPTIONED for Cable TV!
An Inside Out novella...
The secret life of Rebecca and the men who have seduced her. These are the journals Sara never sees, but you the reader, will!
Connection to The Inside Out Trilogy that has recently been optioned to STARZ for TV with Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland w/Johnny Depp) producing and includes exciting clues for the series readers but stands alone as it’s own exciting erotic story.
The Inside Out Trilogy includes IF I WERE YOU, BEING ME, and REVEALING US
In part one of Rebecca’s Lost Journals, The Seduction, Rebecca meets the rich, darkly alluring man who will draw her into a passionate, intense affair and tempt her into erotic experiences she never thought she would dare.
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ARC Review: ‘The Reluctant Countess’ by Wendy Vella

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ARC Review: ‘The Reluctant Countess’ by Wendy Vella

The Reluctant Countess

by Wendy Vella
Published by Loveswept on January 14, 2013
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 302
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley, the publisher
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From rising romance star Wendy Vella comes a Cinderella story of whirlwind passion between a dashing earl and a beautiful countess—and the secret that threatens to tear them apart.   Regal, poised, and elegant, Sophie, Countess of Monmouth, is everything that a highborn lady should be. But Sophie is hiding a past that is far from royal. When Patrick, Earl of Coulter, realizes that her story doesn’t add up, he resolves to find out the truth of what Sophie and her sister-in-law are concealing. Although Sophie has every reason to avoid him, the handsome and charismatic Patrick awakens something wicked deep within her soul . . . a powerful need that Sophie must stifle in order to protect her place in society.   Despite Sophie’s humble background, the raven-haired beauty has won Patrick’s heart. But what Sophie needs now is an ally. Viscount Myles Dumbly, the disgruntled former heir of Monmouth, is determined to expose Sophie as a fraud to recapture his lost inheritance. Soon Patrick is drawn into a fight for both their lives. Somehow he must find a way not only to rescue Sophie from poverty once and for all, but to keep her in his arms forever.  Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: The Escape Diaries, The Devil’s Thief, and The Magic.

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Review: ‘Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories, Episode 3’ by Ty Langston, Tigris Eden, & Riley Ross

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Review: ‘Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories, Episode 3’ by Ty Langston, Tigris Eden, & Riley Ross

Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories, Episode 3

by Ty Langston, Tigris Eden
Published by MTR Publishing on December 8th 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Format: eArc
Source: the Author's Assistant

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Review: ‘Covet’ by Felicity Heaton

Review: ‘Covet’ by Felicity Heaton

Covet

by Felicity Heaton
Series: Vampire Erotic Theatre #1
Published by Dark Rose Publishing on January 14, 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 148
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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They’ve burned for each other for two years, the forbidden attraction between them growing each night. Now resisting the sinful desires of their hearts is becoming impossible.
Javier knows better than to succumb to his hunger for Lilah. The mortal female belongs to a powerful aristocrat patron of Vampirerotique, the theatre he runs with three other vampires. A single touch is all it would take to break the sacred law of his kind, sentencing himself to death, but his passion for her has become too fierce to ignore and he will risk everything to make Lilah his.
Lilah has fought her desire for Javier since arriving at his theatre as a servant but each glance he has stolen, his eyes promising pleasure that will satisfy her longing for him, has chipped away at her defences and she can no longer deny her need and her forbidden feelings for the powerful vampire male.
When they find themselves alone in a private box during one of the erotic performances, will they surrender to their passion and live out their wildest fantasies in a night of wicked pleasure or will the threat of Lilah’s master keep them apart forever?

ARC Review: ‘The Cat’s Meow’ by Stacey Kennedy + Guest Post

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ARC Review: ‘The Cat’s Meow’ by Stacey Kennedy + Guest Post

The Cat's Meow

by Stacey Kennedy
Published by Entangled Publishing on December 13th 2012
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 256
Format: eArc
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When a magical presence is detected around a recent string of feline slayings, Libby, an enchantress, is determined to discover who is behind the odd deaths. But being a witch gifted by the Goddess won’t protect her from the talented warlock the Coven sends to assist her. Kale weaves a spell more powerful than any she’s ever seen--and he's sexy as sin. But why he's even needed for such a simple mission is beyond her.
While having some muscle around can't hurt her investigation, fighting her growing attraction for Kale is worse than a hex, especially considering she knows he—and their Coven—are hiding something from her. When she turns up clues that point to something far more sinister than slaughtered cats, though, the elusive warlock isn't the her only concern. She now has a political rebellion on her hands, too. And when the truth about who she really is begins to surface, the only person Libby can trust is herself.

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Review: ‘Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories, Episode 2’ by Ty Langston, Tigris Eden, & Riley Ross

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Review: ‘Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories, Episode 2’ by Ty Langston, Tigris Eden, & Riley Ross

Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories Episode 2

by Tigris Eden, Ty Langston, Alicia Pates, Stephanie Fodor Scott
Published by MT Books on October 24, 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Format: eArc
Source: the Author's Assistant
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Author Ty Langston's: CRAVE
Preview of Episode 2
Exhausted and burnt out due to a mix of long hours and a steady diet of working hardened news stories, left Harper at a loss when she met the magnetic and mysterious lead singer of Crave, Cass St. Marie.
She was drawn to him, yet frightened. What was he? Who was he? Did he have anything to do with Darien’s disappearance?
Desperate for the truth, the more she talked with him, the more attracted she became. Did he really have the answers she sought or was he a distraction of something more sinister.
Author Tigris Eden's: The Genesis Project
Preview of Episode 2
Xander Treegold sees something in Genesis that he can’t explain. Is it her oddity that captures him or her innocence? Xander’s never taken no for an answer when it comes to getting what he wants and at every opportunity that is given to him Xander seems to fail miserably. That is until he pulls Genesis into a dark alcove in the Great Hall where others are preparing for their journey back to New Earth for Luna.
Will Genesis succumb to his attentions or will she once again deny him the only thing he’s ever truly wanted…. Her.
Politics and other’s seem to get in the way of his every intentions and as Luna approaches so does the private tasting he’s invited Genesis to. Will she indulge like the rest of them, or will she stand in the back, watching, wanting, and needing to be tasted as much as the next female.
Gen is happy to finally be back home with her father Vaggo, and as short as this homecoming is, she is determined not to let the outside influence of Xander Treegold convince her of his intentions. With Adam constantly showing up at her door step, attempting to sway her away from his soon to be brother –in-law she finds that Professor Aylet is correct in her assumptions. There are two males that make her question her every feeling.
Adam’s sultry scent and Xander’s fire.

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Review: ‘Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories, Episode 1’ by Tigris Eden, Ty Langston, & Riley Ross

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Review: ‘Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories, Episode 1’ by Tigris Eden, Ty Langston, & Riley Ross

Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories Episode 1

by Tigris Eden, Ty Langston, Alicia Pates
on September 1st 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Format: eArc
Source: the Author's Assistant
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Review: ‘Raphael/Parish’ by Alexandra Ivy & Laura Wright

Review: ‘Raphael/Parish’ by Alexandra Ivy & Laura Wright

Raphael/Parish

by Alexandra Ivy, Laura Wright
Published by Self-Published on January 7th 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 183
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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RAPHAEL
The brilliant and dangerous diplomat of the Pantera shapeshifters, Raphael has devoted his life to discovering the key to the infertility that is threatening the extinction of his puma race. Creating a vast network of spies worldwide, he never expected to discover that the answer might be beneath his very nose. But when Ashe, a beautiful human female, crosses his path, his most primitive instincts are stirred. Unable to resist, he takes her to his bed, and is shocked when she becomes pregnant with his child. It’s a miracle that might prove to be the salvation of his people, but only if he can keep her safe from the mercenaries determined to kill her.
PARISH
Untamed and undeniably sexy, Parish, leader of the Pantera hunters, rarely leaves the magic of the Wildlands to deal with the humans he despises. But with the prized and risky Pantera birth on the way, puma shifter, Parish must travel to New Orleans to find and bring back a human doctor. The moment he sees the lovely, talented and all too human Dr. Julia Cabot he cannot resist the wild, potent drive to make her his. Betrayed and destroyed by love, Julia will not let her heart choose her path again. But as she and Parish fight to save the life of an unborn child, a fierce and overwhelming bond develops between them, threatening her frozen heart with the secret hope and ultimate temptation of love and family.

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