Friday, May 25, 2018

S.E.X. Review~ Survivor by TM Smith

Taylor Langford’s world is torn apart when he is only thirteen years old—his parents killed, leaving him alone and orphaned. With no living relatives, he’d certainly be another statistic if not for the intervention of the policeman who found Taylor in the crawl space where his mother hid him that fateful night. Despite the tragedy and resulting anguish in his life, Taylor knows how lucky he is.

Frank Moore is a rookie with the Dallas Police Department when he and his partner answer a call in Devonshire, one of the city’s more affluent neighborhoods. They think the young boy in various pictures throughout the home has been kidnapped until they find him, shaken but alive. Officer Moore recognizes the pain in the kid’s eyes, having lost his own mother to cancer when he was just a boy. He steps in, making sure Taylor is placed with a loving foster family. Over the years, Frank becomes a permanent fixture in Taylor’s life. 

A decade later, the case remains unsolved and the once gangly, uncertain teenager is now a college graduate who knows exactly what he wants. He’s coming home to the man that helped mold and shape his life, the man he’s loved for as long as he can remember, Frank Moore. But Taylor isn’t the only person returning to Dallas, and while Frank is distracted by his own conflicting feelings and the new bond growing between the two, the past creeps up on them, determined to finish what was started ten years earlier. 





I found many things about TM Smith’s book Survivor interesting. The suspense, the secrecy surrounding Taylor’s family, the love affair between Frank and Taylor; all the elements added to the creation of a good book.

Taylor lost his family at the tender age of thirteen, which in of itself threw me for a loop, because without reading the blurb, I would have thought he’d be much younger (no spoilers, but the manner his mother made him hide).

Officer Frank Moore and his partner saved the young man and became permanent fixtures in his life. Eventually, Frank realized he had feelings for Taylor and upon the proper age, acted on them.

Ms. Smith wrote of family and love. Not always the family of birth, but the one we create can sometimes be the most important piece to the puzzle in helping to ground a person. Taylor, his foster parents, Frank, and their extended family & friends became the driving force in raising a well-rounded young man with a bright future.

The May-December romance explained Taylor’s life from the time of his natural parents’ demise to the present day. From there, the book moved very quickly and the romance between Frank and Taylor flourished.

I enjoyed the main characters’ story and look forward to the second book in the trilogy.

Sexy & Sizzling
A four handcuff review

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2018 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

S.E.X. Review~ Shades by Jaime Reese

Title: Shades
Author: Jaime Reese
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance; Romance Suspense
Release: May 23, 2018
Cover Design: Reese Dante
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40026793-shades


Blurb:
Life made him dangerous. Love made him lethal.


Killian Marks is a third-generation hitman. After hunting monsters for over twenty years, he lives under no illusions of happily ever afters and fairy tales. Until he meets a man who threatens to disarm him, by giving him hope for a future and showing him there’s more to life than just death.
For Nick, living in shadows is second nature. He’s all too familiar with the dark side of humanity and knows how delicate life can be. Each new day is a gift, even though it means doing it alone. But he’ll risk his survival for the one man who awakens something deep within and leaves him yearning for more.
Nick wants to solve the mystery behind the dark, brooding man, while Killian craves the life and light emanating from Nick. They soon discover they have more in common than either could have anticipated. With both their lives and hearts at stake, they must confront the ghost from Nick’s past intent on tying up a loose end. Only then will they truly find peace, and discover the shades of life in between.


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Author Bio:
Jaime Reese is the alter ego of an artist who loves the creative process of writing, just not about herself. Fiction is far more interesting. She has a weakness for broken, misunderstood heroes and feels everyone deserves a chance at love and life. An avid fan of a happy ending, she believes those endings acquired with a little difficulty are more cherished.


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Shades by Jaime Reese was a well-developed and intriguing story. Both characters were mysterious with much baggage, who found a penchant for trouble. Killian, the stoic hitman, bad boy, fell hard for the cook, Nick, who also kept secrets. Together the men forged a partnership of survival and love.

The story moved quickly, with twists and turns, some of which were predictable and gave this reader a sense of déjà vu when reading.

Both characters made you fall hard for them, as well as the secondary characters. As a fan of Jaime Reese and her Men of Halfway House series; don’t look for the same type of story. Shades was dark and suspenseful, and a great read.

Sexy & Sizzling
A four handcuff review



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2018 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

S.E.X. Review~ Alpha Heat by Leta Blake



Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 130,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Dar Albert @ Wicked Strange Designs

Heat of Love Series

Book #1 - Slow Heat - Amazon US | Amazon UK

Blurb

A desperate young alpha. An older alpha with a hero complex. A forbidden love that can’t be denied.

Young Xan Heelies knows he can never have what he truly wants: a passionate romance and happy-ever-after with another alpha. It’s not only forbidden by the prevailing faith of the land, but such acts are illegal.

Urho Chase is a middle-aged alpha with a heartbreaking past. Careful, controlled, and steadfast, his friends dub him old-fashioned and staid. When Urho discovers a dangerous side to Xan’s life that he never imagined, his world is rocked and he’s consumed by desire. The carefully sewn seams that held him together after the loss of his omega and son come apart—and so does he.

But to love each other and make a life together, Xan and Urho risk utter ruin. With the acceptance and support of Caleb, Xan’s asexual and aromantic omega and dear friend, they must find the strength to embrace danger and build the family they deserve.

This gay romance novel by Leta Blake is the second in the Slow Heat universe. It’s 130,000 words, with a strong happy ending and a well-crafted, non-shifter Omegaverse. It features alphas, betas, omegas, male pregnancy, heat, and knotting. No cheating. Content warning for brief sexual violence.



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Author Bio

Author of the bestselling book Smoky Mountain Dreams and the fan favorite Training Season, Leta Blake’s educational and professional background is in psychology and finance, respectively. However, her passion has always been for writing. She enjoys crafting romance stories and exploring the psyches of made up people. At home in the Southern U.S., Leta works hard at achieving balance between her day job, her writing, and her family.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/letablake
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LetaBlake
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/letablake
Website: https://letablake.wordpress.com


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The continuation of Leta Blake’s Slow Heat, Alpha Heat furthered delivered the story of Jason and Vale, expanding on characters Xan, Urho, and Caleb. The introduction of a ménage in a world of forbidden desires, sexual expectations, and a strict caste system, Xan, Urho, and Caleb forged a union of circumstance and need.

As an alpha, Xan was to contract an omega and produce an heir to carry on the lineage. Alphas held the physical power, sexual power, and above all were never penetrated (lest he be unmanned).Unfortunately for Xan, his desires lent itself more to an omega than an alpha. This affected his sexual desires which transcended to his sexual exploration.

The author characterized Xan’s personality as confused and self-loathing, while attempting to allow him to find his place in a world where differences were not tolerated, even ostracized. Xan found some redemption in his contracted asexual omega partner, Caleb. Sweet and understanding, Xan and Caleb made their union their own, albeit some complications.

Urho, very alpha and in charge, intimated a relationship with Xan, his alpha-omega, thus cementing their triad and going against the norm.

While I liked each character, the heavy handedness of the dominant alpha and the ease in which the omega permitted it, brought forth a circa early 1900’s feel- a time when women had no say and the male ruled the roost. Elements of BDSM lifestyle also prevailed, an alpha who sought someone who punished him for his desires, omegas who held the power in the relationship (as a submissive), along with some light spanking.

Ms. Blake truly has a gift to design an all-male world, finding a gender-related role for each.

Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review


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2018 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

S.E.X. Spotlight~ Finding Life by Tiffani Lynn

Finding Life
by Tiffani Lynn
Colorado Veterans, Book 4

Genre - Contemporary Romance

 

Blurb

She's not your average blonde bombshell.
He's not an ordinary Army combat veteran.
Feisty Colby Averette is every man's dream. Adding successful monster truck
driving auto mechanic into the mix makes her irresistible. But she's never been
lucky in love--and that's fine with her as she focuses on her family and career.
Until she encounters him.
Former combat medic Victor Martinez has been to hell and back--in Afghanistan
and in his personal life. Now, a widower and a partner in a law firm, his friends
fill his free time, but he wants more. And when he meets Colby, everything
changes. Torn between the pain of his past and the hope for a future, can Victor
find a life he thought was gone long ago?

Buy Links

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Author Bio


The west coast of Florida is home for Tiffani and her family. She’s a music
loving, baseball adoring, crazed hockey fan who enjoys writing sexy
contemporary romance novels. Her publishing career started in July 2016 when
The Wild Rose Press released her first novella Strangers at Sunset. Since then
she’s published 11 more books, two of which are Kindle World stories for Elle
James and Desiree Holt. She's also written for three anthologies with one more
on the horizon for 2018. She has several more books due to be released this
year. If you are interested in Tiffani's other work or contacting her, please visit
www.tiffanilynn.comhttp://susanhayes.ca
Author website and social media links
Author Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/Tiffanilynnauthor/
Book Bub - https://bit.ly/2rFdA0q
Website - www.tiffanilynn.com
Twitter - https://twitter.com/tifffanilynn74
Newsletter - http://tiffanilynn.com/newslette

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2018 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

S.E.X. Review~ Slow Heat by Leta Blake

Professor Vale Aman has crafted a good life for himself. An unbonded omega in his mid-thirties, he's long since given up hope that he'll meet a compatible alpha, let alone his destined mate. He's fulfilled by his career, his poetry, his cat, and his friends.
When Jason Sabel, a much younger alpha, imprints on Vale in a shocking and public way, longings are ignited that can't be ignored. Fighting their strong sexual urges, Jason and Vale must agree to contract with each other before they can consummate their passion.
But for Vale, being with Jason means giving up his independence and placing his future in the hands of an untested alpha--as well as facing the scars of his own tumultuous past. He isn't sure it's worth it. But Jason isn't giving up his destined mate without a fight.
This is a stand alone gay romance novel, 118,000 words, with a strong happy ending, as well as a well-crafted, non-shifter omegaverse, with alphas, betas, omegas, male pregnancy, heat, and knotting. Content warning for pregnancy loss and aftermath.

Curious when I read the blurb of Leta Blake’s Slow Heat, I decided to take a chance and read something not normally in my wheelhouse. I was not disappointed!

The new world which Ms. Blake created was strangely similar, yet maximally different. A world beyond humans, no women, almost sci-fi, but earthly.

I would recommend taking a chance on this book, even of you thinks it’s not your cup of tea, in order to appreciate the subtle nuances the author described and elicited in a progressive period, although widely primitive.

Each sector of men had their place in society, deemed by their holy book of wolf and the wolf-god they followed. Interestingly enough, I felt as if I was reading a throwback to another human era, where minimal differences were tolerated and the pervasive upper class (the alphas) ruled the world. Subjugation, anti-abortion, rights given only by the husband (the alpha); I found myself looking through the eyes of the author and the history of a country.

A young and untried alpha, Jason found his Erosgape (soul mate) in an omega fifteen years his senior, an uncontracted professor- Vale. In a society of social class and propriety, Vale’s forced to renounce his position and await a contract between his alpha and himself, negotiated by parents and lawyers. A proud and mature man, Vale was torn between his duty to self and his duty to his soon-to-be alpha.

The story of Jason and Vale’s union, along with the underlying stories of Jason’s parents, and all their friends, added a nuance and depth demonstrating the author’s attention to detail and imagination.

Taboos, illegalities, cheating, and illicit affairs, all created a story worth reading.

Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review


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2018 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

Friday, May 18, 2018

S.E.X. Spotlight~ Promise Me by Reana Malori

Promise Me
Reana Malori
Contemporary Interracial Romance

 

Blurb

Falling in love is easy.
Staying in love is the hard part.
One day is all they need, to remember why they fell in love.
From the outside looking in, Brandon and Monique Rivera were the perfect love
story. College sweethearts who'd fallen for each other at first sight, they'd been
inseparable from the first day they laid eyes on each other. They were the couple
everyone looked to as the gold-standard and they're love held strong, even in
the face of family conflicts and long-held beliefs.
After years of loving each other and building a family, the cracks are starting to
show in the once perfect relationship. The reality of life, raising two kids, and
long hours at work, was an ongoing challenge to their marriage. When the nights
are long, and the days filled with chaos, Brandon and Monique must stay
focused on each other, their lives, and their love.

 

Buy Links

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Excerpt

He’d fought tooth and nail over the years to convince her father that being with Monique was not some fetish or phase that he was going through. When he’d met her in college, she’d been a junior and he a senior. He’d known within the first ten minutes of meeting her on the quad, that she was the woman he would marry someday. Of that he was sure. Convincing her of that fact took much more time and effort. She was worth every second of every moment he’d gone after her. Flowers. Dinners. Playlists with all the best sappy love songs. Hell, he was willing to do anything just to get her to smile in his direction.
Shaking his head at the twists and turns their lives had taken, he smiled at the memory of some of the hoops he had to jump through to finally make her his. He spent more time and energy convincing her to give him a chance than he had on his classwork.
Laughing under his breath at how desperate he'd been at the time, he was glad he’d been able to woo her with his charm and wit within a few weeks. Otherwise, he would have failed out of school. Which wouldn't have helped him one bit, especially with her parents. When she'd finally decided to give him a chance, it had been the best day of his life.

Author Bio

Reana Malori writes Contemporary novels focusing on Multicultural / Interracial
Romance. She firmly believes that love in all its forms should be celebrated and
her stories reflect that belief. She hopes to weave stories that pull the reader into
her world and helps them to share in her universe, even if only for a short time.
An avid reader since the age of fourteen, she decided to pursue her passion in
2009 and released her first novella, To Love a Marine. Since then, Reana has
released more than 25 books of varying lengths, to include the Heaven on Earth
series, Second Chances, Finding Faith, Conall, and Spellbound.
When she is not writing, you can most often find her enjoying a good book as
she is, first and foremost, a romance reader. Reana currently resides in
Montclair, Virginia with her husband and two sons who keep her busy laughing,
having fun, and making sure she doesn’t take herself too seriously.
Author website and social media links
Website: www.reanamalori.com
Amazon Buy Page: amazon.com/author/reanamalori
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reana_malori/
Twitter: @ReanaMalori
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/reanamalori/
Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/Reana.Malori.Author
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Monday, May 7, 2018

S.E.X. Review~ Fighting for All by Morticia Knight

Bravery will lead you to your destiny.
The human and alien rebellion is at hand, but those who have already arrived at the secret military facility are without the one who has inspired them to stand against the Nall. Chris, the human chosen by the Alasharian spiritual leader Sha Sha Ar, has been missing since the escape to the hideout. Those who have never seen Chris before, have only heard tales of his visions, begin to doubt his existence. Fear spreads through the group as humans and Alasharians alike wonder if they’re all doomed, if maybe Chris is a fantasy or has already fallen at the hands of the Nall.
Graham, Morgan and their Alasharian matches stand before the terrified group to reassure them that Chris is real. They’ve barely begun to speak when they are forced to fight an unexpected foe. But before the final battle against the Nall and the Void begins, all must search within themselves to discover what part they will play to achieve their destiny—and to summon the bravery they’ll need to see it through.
Reader Advisory: This book contains graphic battle scene violence and medical play, as well as references to rape and torture. There is also a scene involving urethral sounds.


Sci-Fi is not usually my cup of tea, and the first book in the Soul Match series started a little slow for me, but Morticia Knight has made a convert of this sci-fi rookie. Fighting for All, the final book in the Soul Match series was a culmination of an earth shattering, cataclysmic battle for the survival of humans and Alasharians.

Chris and his Alasharian mates must lead the final battle for the survival of the two species so that they may prosper in love and harmony on Earth. All the while the forces must join together to eradicate the Nall and the Void. As the new spiritual leader, chosen by Sha Sha Ar, Chris came to terms with his role in the rebellion and the fight for existence.

Lasar and Nary, Chris’s mates put sexy on the alien market as did all the Alasharian’s. Fighting for All was well-written and brought all the unanswered questions to the forefront and delivered answers and happy endings. All the characters from the previous books were intertwined in the final story, adding more realism to a battle hard fought. Through trials and tribulations, blood and tears, the soul matches met their enemy full force and destroyed the evil who threatened their new lives.

Ms. Knight delivered a wonderful book and series and I suggest reading from book one. I laughed. I cried. I cheered. An emotional roller coaster that left me satisfied yet yearning for more.

Definite S.E.X.
A five handcuff review



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2018 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.