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Review: ‘Burned in Shadows’ by Tigris Eden

Review: ‘Burned in Shadows’ by Tigris Eden

Burned in Shadows

by Tigris Eden
Series: Shadow Unit #2
Published by Kats Kreative Ideas on July 30, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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four-half-stars

Royce Zarides has accepted his hand dealt by fate. He's loved and left far too many women. In the bedroom that is. But one kiss from Belinda Raine Ignis was all it took for his eyes to open. Is she really the woman meant for him and his brother Ronin? Or will history only repeat itself? That's the million dollar question he doesn't want to answer.
Ronin does not believe that Belinda is for him and his brother. But one night with her isn't enough. Even when he sees her for who and what she really is, Ronin still has a hard time expressing his emotions where Belinda is concerned, and time is running out now that she's to ascend to the status of Matria of the Phoenix Enclave.
Belinda (Bells) Ignis is good at ignoring men. She's had her share of heartache. Jilted at the altar by her first love, she's sworn all men off for good. Her mother and Matria of her community has other plans in mind, as well as the Zarides brothers. When faced with the heated glances of Ronin and the smooth tongue of Royce, what's a girl to do?
The clock is ticking down for certain members of the Shadow Unit. Draven assumed dead, leaves a sour taste in every ones mouth. Jes' new found abilities make for a great addition to the team. But when things seem to settle, they only get worse, as the team sets out to discover the origins of Mr. Black and the notorious Red Sun Organization. Secrets are uncovered and deals are made that result in a deadly blow to all involved.

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ARC Review: ‘Bound by Night’ by Larissa Ione

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ARC Review: ‘Bound by Night’ by Larissa Ione

Bound by Night

by Larissa Ione
Series: MoonBound Clan Vampires #1
Published by Pocket Books on September 24, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 392
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
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four-half-stars

A WOMAN OUT FOR BLOOD
Nicole Martin was only eight years old when the vampire slaves rose up in rebellion and killed her family. Now she devotes her life to finding a vaccine against vampirism, hoping to wipe out her memories—along with every bloodsucker on the planet. But there’s one thing she cannot destroy: her searing, undeniable attraction for the one man she should hate and fear the most . . .
A VAMPIRE OUT FOR REVENGE
A member of the renegade vampire MoonBound Clan, Riker is haunted by demons of his own. When he recognizes Nicole and remembers how her family enslaved his loved ones, his heart burns for vengeance. But when he kidnaps Nicole and holds her in a secret lair, his mortal enemy becomes his soul obsession, his greatest temptation, and, perhaps, his only salvation—a hot-blooded lover who could heal him with her touch . . . or bury him forever.

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ARC Review: ‘Revealing Us’ by Lisa Renee Jones

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ARC Review: ‘Revealing Us’ by Lisa Renee Jones

Revealing Us

by Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Inside Out #3
Published by Gallery Books on September 10, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 320
Format: eArc
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five-stars

The third installment in the sexy Inside Out erotic romance series—in the seductive tradition of Fifty Shades of Grey.
You've discovered Rebecca's secrets. You've discovered Sara's secrets. Now Sara will discover "his" deepest, darkest secrets...but will those secrets bind them together--or tear them apart?

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Review: ‘Being Me’ by Lisa Renee Jones

Review: ‘Being Me’ by Lisa Renee Jones

Being Me

by Lisa Renee Jones
Published by Gallery Books on June 11, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 351
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

The sexy second installment in the Inside Out erotic romance trilogy, following If I Were You—in the seductive tradition of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Fascinated by the dark fantasies in the journals she’s discovered, and the two men who have now found a place in her life, Sara McMillan finds herself torn between her new life and her past. Now, more than ever, Sara identifies with the lost journal writer, Rebecca, and is certain that something sinister has happened.
In the arms of the sexy, tormented artist Chris Merit, Sara seeks answers about Rebecca and ends up discovering things about herself she never knew existed. Chris forces Sara to reconsider who she is and what she truly wants from life, but not before his dark desires threaten to tear them apart. Her boss, Mark Compton, offers her the shelter to understand just what those needs mean to her, and what they might have meant to Rebecca, but can she trust him to lead her to a final conclusion to Rebecca’s story?

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Review: ‘Darker Days’ by Jus Accardo

Review: ‘Darker Days’ by Jus Accardo

Darker Days

by Jus Accardo
Series: The Darker Agency #1
Published by Entangled Teen Ember on August 19, 2013
Pages: 332
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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four-stars

Jessie Darker goes to high school during the day, but at night she helps with the family investigation business. Cheating husbands and stolen inheritances? They're your girls--but their specialty is a bit darker. Zombie in your garage? Pesky Poltergeist living in your pool? They'll have the problem solved in a magical minute. For a nominal fee, of course...
When gorgeous new client, Lukas Scott, saunters into the office requesting their help to find a stolen box, it sounds like a simple case--until the truth comes out. The box is full of Sin.Seven deadly ones, in fact.
They've got five days to recapture the Sins before they're recalled by the box, taking seven hijacked human bodies with them. Easy peasy--except for one thing...
There's a spell that will allow the Sins to remain free, causing chaos forever. When the key ingredient threatens the life of someone she knows, Jessie must make the ultimate choice between love and family--or lose everything.

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Review: ‘If I Were You’ by Lisa Renee Jones

Review: ‘If I Were You’ by Lisa Renee Jones

If I Were You

by Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Inside Out #1
Published by Gallery Books on March 12, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 340
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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five-stars

The steamy first installment in the Inside Out erotic romance trilogy by Lisa Renee Jones, in the bestselling tradition of Fifty Shades of Grey.
When Sara McMillan finds a stack of journals in a storage unit, she’s shocked and enthralled by the erotic life the writer led. Unable to stop reading, she vicariously lives out dark fantasies through Rebecca, the writer—until the terrifying final entry.
Certain something sinister has happened, Sara sets out to discover the facts, immersing herself in Rebecca’s life. Soon she’s working at the art gallery Rebecca worked at and meeting Rebecca’s friends. Finding herself drawn to two dangerously sexy men, the manager of the gallery and a famed artist, Sara realizes she’s going down the same path Rebecca took. But with the promise of her dark needs being met by a man with confident good looks and a desire for control, she’s not sure anything else matters. Just the burn for more.

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ARC Review: ‘Twilight Hunter’ by Kait Ballenger

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ARC Review: ‘Twilight Hunter’ by Kait Ballenger

Twilight Hunter

by Kait Ballenger
Series: Execution Underground #1
Published by HQN Books on August 27, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 376
Format: eArc
Source: Netgalley
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five-stars

Hunters of the supernatural, the Execution Underground are an elite group tasked with protecting humanity...but what happens when danger collides with desire?
Jace McCannon has one loyalty: the Execution Underground. Despite his mixed blood, his hatred for the werewolves he hunts is legendary. But in his search for a sadistic killer, Jace finds himself face to face with a stunningly seductive packmaster…and longing for a night with his mortal enemy.
Nothing can stop Frankie Amato from defending her kind—or catching the rogue responsible for killing women in her territory. For that, this alpha female needs Jace’s skills more than she wants to admit. But as their investigation exposes evil truths, need burns into a passion that dare not be fulfilled. For to do so will have deadly consequences for them both…

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Review: ‘Rub Down’ by Suzanne Rock

Review: ‘Rub Down’ by Suzanne Rock

Rub Down

by Suzanne Rock
Series: Ecstasy Spa #3
Published by Smashwords Edition on April 5, 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Format: eBook
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five-stars

Jake longs to turn his friends-with-benefits relationship with Roxanne into something deeper. As coworkers at the Ecstasy Spa, he knows it’s against their contracts to be caught dating each other. Roxie seems content with keeping things the way they are, but he dreams of one day taking her hand and leaving the promiscuity and madness of the spa behind. Until then, he takes his frustrations out in his paintings, a secret hobby he has enjoyed since he was a kid. Then one day someone buys one of his oils and comissions him for some more. Suddenly the dream of walking away is a reality. Now if only he can convince flirty and fun Roxie to leave everything she has ever known and run away with him…
This is Book #3 of the Ecstasy Spa and a M/F erotic romance.
Books in the Ecstasy Spa Series:
Quick FixAromatherapyRub Down
The Great EscapePressure PointMind and Body
Ecstasy Spa: An Erotic Anthology, Part IEcstasy Spa, An Erotic Anthology, Part II

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Review: ‘Catching Liam’ by Geneva Lee

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Review: ‘Catching Liam’ by Geneva Lee

Catching Liam

by Geneva Lee
Series: Good Girls Don't #1
Published by Self-Published on July 8, 2013
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 210
Format: eBook
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five-stars

Twenty-one year-old Jillian Nichols only has one rule when it comes to boys: catch and release. Boy-catching isn't just a game for Jillian and her friends, it's a lifestyle. After all, boys might be good for a dance or a drink and certainly a little under-cover action of the scandalous variety, but expect much else and you're bound for heart ache.
So when her best friends and fellow boy catchers start dropping like flies junior year, Jillian is determined to keep boys in her bedroom and out of her heart. Until she meets Liam McAvoy, the kind of guy that sticks around to make waffles and who can't—or perhaps won't—take a hint.
Study abroad student Liam doesn't want to be another notch on Jillian's bedpost. Actually he has much more interesting ideas for Jillian and her bedposts, but his student visa's set expiration date means he can't promise her forever. That doesn't mean he's going to walk away from the challenge of discovering why Jillian is hell-bent at keeping people at a distance.
Before long, neither is sure who is catching who—or if they're playing for keeps. Jillian knows one thing though: falling in love will not only break the only rule of boy-catching, it could also break her heart.

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ARC Review: ‘Rush’ by Joan Swan

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ARC Review: ‘Rush’ by Joan Swan

Rush

by Joan Swan
Series: Phoenix Rising #3
Published by Brava on August 27, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 400
Format: ARC
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Goodreads
five-stars

Jessica Fury, Washington lobbyist, has money, connections, and her own firm. But five years ago she had something better: happiness. Her firefighter husband, Quaid, was handsome, courageous, and crazy about her. Then one day he walked into a chemical inferno—and never walked out. Jessica has been through hell to get back on her feet. And then a rumor surfaces that could bring a miracle or shatter her world – again.
Q has been a prisoner forever. He’s honed his mind and body into weapons. He’s developed abilities no one else understands. But he’s still at the mercy of a cabal of ruthless men, who blank his memory, test him like a lab rat, and tell him lies. Although his past has been erased and his future looks grim, instinct tells him he has a woman to live for. What his mind can’t remember, his body can’t forget…
The heat is on.

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