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Book Reviews: 7/10- The Good, The Bad, and the Ehhh….

Save My Soul by K.S. Haigwood- 5 stars

Redemption is often hard to come by, and this story is no exception. The difference? Redemption has a time limit of one week. Kendra should be dead- in fact, she was. If she wants to survive the week with her soul intact, she must lead her savior back to God- and that’s no easy task. A tragedy caused him to turn his back on God when he was only thirteen, and not even for love does he want to embrace faith once more.

With a lovable cast of characters- like Rhyan, Kendra’s guardian angel, and Hercules, her guard dog- I was left wanting more. The twists and turns throughout the tale kept me riveted, the story was edited and formatted beautifully, and not once was I thrown out of the reading by something that didn’t make sense. I highly recommend this tale to anyone and everyone- 5 stars.

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007LB76A8/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007LB76A8/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

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Reapers (The Druid Breeders Trilogy #1), by Marata Eros- 4 stars

This tale was well-written. There were a few editing errors, but in general the story flowed nicely with no major problems. I won’t say I loved it, but that’s a personal preference, not any mark against the writer. I have issues with rape scenes, and these were rather explicit, but if you read the disclaimers you know that going in.

I did enjoy the storyline- a woman with a unique, much-desired blood line is sought after by two opposing signs to become a breeder- whether she wants to or not. She was a strong character, very sure of her own mind, even while clouded by lust. It becomes a matter of choosing the lesser of two evils- except she doesn’t get a choice. It’s about survival, and adaptation, and living a life far beyond what she ever dreamed it would be.

If you can get past the rape and the rest, it’s a very good tale. If you cannot handle dark erotica, I don’t recommend picking this up, but if you can, go for it. It’s a worthy read.

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005MGFJ4Y/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005MGFJ4Y/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

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The Witching Pen (The Witching Pen Novellas), by Dianna Hardy- 4 stars

Life is hard when you love someone but cannot act on it. Elena knows she can’t- she’s in love with her roommate, he’s in love with her, but they cannot be together. Years ago her mother told her she’d lose her powers to whatever man she gave herself to, and she’s determined not to- not because she wants her power to remain her own, but simply because to she’d hate to burden someone with them. She loves Karl too much for that, and struggles to keep him at bay.

The problem? Everything she’s ever been told was a lie, and sadly it leads to unexpected and potentially deadly consequences. Nearly every character in this series is lovable in their own way, and the ones that aren’t? Well, I found myself rooting for swift justice. Bittersweet, this story left me wanting more. Lucky for me, there’s more available!

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005EZHVRQ/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005EZHVRQ/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

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His Gift, by Gillian Colbert- 5 stars

A short, powerful tale of love, trust, and dominance. On their one year anniversary, Owen, Maurina’s Master, plans a surprise she’ll never forget. He’s determined to fulfill every fantasy, both spoken and unspoken. A blindfold awaits her, and that’s merely the beginning. He takes her through her first threesome, determined she’ll experience everything she’s ever dreamed of.

Owen is the perfect Master. He seeks happiness and comfort for his submissive, and does so very well. A strong woman during the day, when it’s playtime she can drop the dominant personality and relax into someone else’s control. The underlying theme of this tale, when all is said and done, is not dominance and submission, it’s not sex or threesomes- it’s love. That’s what I took away from this tale, and I loved it. I’ll be looking for more from this author. 18+ please as this is an adult erotic story.

***SPECIAL NOTE*** This story is free at the time of this post.

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0054GYBWI/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0054GYBWI/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

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Cowboy Moon (Lupine Moon), by Cait Lavender- 5 stars

I enjoyed this tale of two cowboys meeting their mates. While the ending was abrupt, it’s called a cliffhanger- it’s to make you want to purchase the next in the series to learn more, and for me it succeeded. I want more. Hunter pretends to be a cowboy, but he’s more than that- he’s a werewolf. And at the bar one night he meets his match- literally. Tammie is his mate, and his best friend mates with her best friend. The danger? The vamps want her, too, and a turf war breaks out. I loved the twists of a cowboy wolf going up against vamps in a territory not his own, and I intend to read more from this author.

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007AWTN4K/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007AWTN4K/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

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Book Reviews- The Good, The Bad, and The Ehhhh….

Trying something a little different here. I do tons of read and reviews- I aim for 5 a week, depending on the length of what I’ve read- and I always post the reviews to Amazon and Goodreads. Since I have quite a few followers on here, and I assume many of you like to read, I thought I’d post reviews here as well.

Tapestry, by Solitaire Parke- 5 stars

I love poetry, but some of what you come across may be dry, boring, or just poorly written. Not so with Tapestry. The author’s heart poured out with the poetry, and I often found myself saying, “I’ll just read one more” and then continuing. I tried hard to choose a favorite poem to spotlight, but there were just too many that pulled at something inside me and I found myself savoring each word.

This author’s work has been likened to Edgar Allen Poe and William Shakespeare, and I can see why. Classics are read to this day for a reason, and I wouldn’t be surprised to someday see this book listed with the great minds of the past. This is destined to be a classic as well. I gave this 5 stars, and it earned every one of them.

Amazon US- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008DJB5L8/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

Amazon UK- http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008DJB5L8/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

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Hunter’s Blood (Hunter’s Blood series) by Rue Volley- 5 stars

This story was an interesting little tease. Sex, blood, violence, death- there was nothing this tale didn’t have. At times I found myself a bit confused as it jumped from present to past and back again, but a slower read-through made the tale more clear to me. The history between the two main characters amazed and amused me, and I definitely found myself looking for more. I will be reading further in this series to find out more about all the characters- how they came to be and why. The main theme? Innocence lost. That’s what this story screamed to me. Nicely done- 5 stars.

Amazon US- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008BP8YVS/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

Amazon UK- http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008BP8YVS/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

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Master Jax, by Bekkah Jordan- 3 stars

This author has a way with words, but I often find myself lost in the story line- and sadly, not in a good way. The budding relationship between Kelly and her dom, Jax, often left me pondering. The main theme to this one was punishment- Kelly leaves Jax’s bed without so much as a goodbye, and that’s a big no-no. She’s to receive ten smacks with the object of his choice for her faux pas. The dilemma? She’s just been offered a co-anchor job where she’ll be reporting the news in the nude, and is afraid to lose her chance at this job because of a reddened and welted rear end.

I like my erotica with a bit more realism, and this just left me reeling, dissatisfied. Sure, it was sexy, but just not to my taste. If you don’t mind a bit of fantasy with your eroticism, then check this out. If you like more realism, this may not quite be the tale for you.An erotic story- 18+ please.

Amazon US- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0088PBDKK/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

Amazon UK- http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0088PBDKK/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

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The Unexpected Dom #1- Jennifer’s Revenge (BDSM Erotica) by Meghan Boehners- 4 stars

Jennifer’s husband, Declan, has been treating her poorly, and he’s about to pay for his mistakes. Somewhere on the ascending path of his personal star, he decided Jennifer wasn’t enough, and she’s tired of being treated shabbily. She decides she needs a makeover- not just her appearance, but her personality. She becomes the ultimate domme, submitting him to humiliation and unfulfilled lust. Little does she know at the time of her decision that that’s exactly what he’s been seeking. Tired of being in charge at work, he seeks someone else to take control during his off-hours. Since Jennifer hadn’t been meeting that need, he turned to someone else for it. Now he has a wife that gives him what he needs, and things stand a chance to improve, if only she can overcome the years of torment and self-doubt.

A well-done story, but I could do without the humiliation dialogue. That’s a personal preference- derogatory words during sex play don’t sit well with me, and kill my mood quickly. Other than that, I enjoyed what I read and look forward to more. This is an erotic story- 18+ please.

Amazon US- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008A3JUPU/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

Amazon UK- http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008A3JUPU/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

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Zombie Candy (Annie Ogden Mystery 2) by Frederick Lee Brooke- 4 stars

Candace’s husband, Larry, has been treating her poorly for some time now. He’s been hiding something from her, and she finally knows what it is- he’s been having an affair. She hires her friend, Annie, to track down more information, only to find out he’s been cheating on her for a lot longer than she knew. Like, years- since before they were married. Even as far back as when she fell in love in Italy while he was still a drunken frat boy.

So she plans revenge- for starters, she works to make herself gorgeous. She goes on a crash diet to remove as much excess weight as possible. Then she, with the help of Annie and Annie’s investigator teacher, starts planning little mishaps. When he goes to cheat on her with someone, it backfires- everything from an STD scare to losing his job! He develops an unlikely friend and ally in Roberta, a pre-surgery male who wants to be a woman.

Then comes the ultimate revenge- and that’s where the author really lost me. It was great- funny, well thought out, well developed, but totally and completely unbelievable. Overall, I loved the story, but it all got a bit out of hand.

Amazon US- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00819Q254/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

Amazon UK- http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00819Q254/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

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