Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Beauty Series Bundle: Beauty from Pain; Beauty from Surrender; Beauty from Love by Georgia Cates Review

 The Beauty Series Bundle:
Beauty from Pain; Beauty from Surrender; Beauty from Love 

by Georgia Cates


The New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best-selling Beauty Series is now available in a single volume.

BEAUTY FROM PAIN: Aussie winemaker Jack McLachlan and American musician Laurelyn Prescott agree to a three month relationship while keeping their true identities secret.

BEAUTY FROM SURRENDER: A heartbroken Laurelyn Prescott returns to Nashville to pursue her music career and finds the success she’s always dreamed of. Jack Henry McLachlan spends three months searching for his beloved but their reunion doesn’t come easy. Will she be able to see beyond the glitz glamour and visualize a life that includes him?

BEAUTY FROM LOVE: Life for Jack Henry and Laurelyn is beautiful until their post-wedded bliss is cut short when his dark past springs into their present happiness. He wants to shelter Laurelyn but keeping her untainted by his previous life proves impossible when yesterday’s sins insist on returning to haunt him. Will it be possible for them to find happiness in their forever with a past like his?

What starts as a casual 3 month arrangement, develops into a scorching hot love affair. Jack and Laurelyn come from two very different worlds. Neither knew they would need each other by the end of their arranged time. Their need for each other will consume you. Jack spends 3 months looking for Laurelyn. When he finally finds her, her life has changed so much he is afraid he will never be able to convince her to come back to him.

In the second book, Jack Henry and Laurelyn's love affair has finally culminated and they are now married. You would think this would have been the end of the story. Georgia Cates is a gifted storyteller. She is realistic... Happily Ever After does not necessarily come with the wedding ring. At least not in real life. Responsibilities, family, and sometimes an unsavory past can raise its ugly head and threaten this blissful life.

Once again, our lovers have to weigh the strength of their love. Deep inside they both know they are meant for each other. These outside forces that keep interfering with their lives have to be handled. Only standing together, secure in their love and commitment will they be able to survive.

I loved the grand finale to their story in book 3. Their erotic love affair has matured into a magnificent love story. Jack Henry has matured and finally committed to the love he bears for Laurelyn. I totally recommend this book for those of you who have been following the Beauty series. If you have not started reading this series, what are you waiting for?

About the Author:
Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before deciding to pursue her dream of becoming an author. Despite the struggle, she has no regrets in her decision to try this crazy life. It's been an absolute blast.

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The Pleasure Room by D.N. Simmons Tour, Review and Giveaway

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The Pleasure Room
by D.N. Simmons

Available in eBook  and Paperback, 324 pages
Published February 14th 2014 by Rushmore Publishing
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Felicity Summers is an ambitious reporter who's trying to make a name for herself as a serious investigative journalist with the biggest newspaper in the city; the Chicago Word. When she catches wind of a rumor about the city’s mayor that might just be the hottest story of the decade, she jumps at the opportunity to expose the corrupt mayor and derail his chances at winning a second term. All she has to do is infiltrate a private BDSM club to catch him in the act. Simple right? Well, maybe it would have been if not for the club's extremely dominant, gorgeous and charming owner, Sir Alistair Montgomery-Piers. He takes notice of her at one of the scenes and sees something in Felicity that he wants her to explore. Alistair makes her an offer neither she nor her body can refuse. Can Felicity stay focused on her mission long enough to get the proof for her top secret story, or will Alistair completely take over her heart, mind, body and soul? 

*Reader Advisory. This novel contains the following warnings:
Adult Themes. Strong Sexual Situations. Lots of Foul Language. Hot, Naked Bodies. Sexy Accents. Lusty Toys That Make You Beg For More. And a Whole Lot of Other Naughty Things That Will Send Your Libido Into Overdrive... Are Your Ready To Unleash Your Desires?

The Pleasure Room ... just like the name implies is a story of an ambitious rookie journalist and the BDSM Master who shows her how to shed her inhibitions and finally find herself.

There is a sub plot which is interesting.  Rookie journalist trying to gather facts regarding the Chicago Mayor with a taste for kink, while playing the family man to win his re-election.  This is what drives Felicity to the BDSM club initially.  What she finds there is shocking, intriguing and titillating to her, in addition to the willing Master and owner of the club, Sir Alistair. The sound of his British accent is only one of the many attractions she finds.  The man is full of charisma and gentle dominance on the surface.  His willingness to introduce her to the lifestyle is just one perk she cannot pass up.  This also opens the doors to the sex club where the Mayor frequently carries on his trysts with Mistress V.  The only thing left is to coordinate how Felicity can film the Major in less than "family oriented positions" so she can bring him down.  Lives are threatened, some don't make it, and through it all the main theme remains the introduction of Felicity to Alistair's lifestyle.

This book was interesting, erotic, and instructional.  It does go deeper into the BDSM lifestyle than I have read before.  There are some very strong, raw scenes ... but you must remember this is erotica with a plot line.  This is not sex just for the sake of writing a titillating story.  There is more to these scenes than just eroticism, although the author's talented writing makes it an easy read.

This book is recommended with caution.  This is for the reader of erotica that is adventurous and intrepid.

Have fun,” the bartender said, low enough for only her ears. Um, thanks,” she said. Without further ado, she walked towards the back to the black door Gregory led her to before marked “Employees only”. She took her membership card and ran it through the card slot and the red light turned green and the door unlocked. She opened it and began making her trek up the two small flights of stairs. Once she reached the top, she parted the red velvet curtains, not sure what she was going to see this time around. She tried hard not to stand in the doorway like a deer caught in a set of headlights, but once again, her feet failed her. This time she didn't have Gregory to guide her and she felt like she was teetering on the edge of a panic attack. Two scenes were going on at the same time. Hanging from a leather swing contraption was a beautiful and very naked blonde woman. Both her legs were spread wide, ankles bound by the straps on the swing. Her wrist were handcuffed to the other end of the swing and she lay helpless, exposed for all to see, while her female Domme spanked her breast teasingly with a leather crop. The other scene was another spanking. A muscular man, almost the size of the bouncer who'd let her in, was bound to that cross-shaped contraption and his female mistress was tearing into him with a leather whip. Each contact to his skin left red welts that the crowd appeared to approve of. It's beautiful, isn't it?” a deep, caramel-smooth, British voice asked her from behind causing her to nearly jump out of her skin. So much for playing it cool. Felicity turned around, ready to curse out whoever it was violating her personal space. But when her eyes trailed up his tall, powerfully built frame and locked on the jade-green gaze of the man before her, she lost her voice. His full, luscious lips parted in a killer smile that would make Don Juan envious. His jaw was strong and defined and made her want to run her fingers along the smooth lines. Everything about this man was sheer perfection. Never in her life had she seen a man so beautiful with such a presence, that it engulfed her. It frightened her and excited her. She immediately felt her nipples harden and the little things were betraying her through her bra and blouse. His eyes didn't miss the show, either. They glided down her body, taking in her appearance from head to toe, lingering only but a second at her breasts. Long enough for his lip to quirk up at the corner ever so slightly. W-what did you say?” was the only words Felicity could form at the moment. He ought to be grateful for that... or was it the other way around? she wondered. I said they're beautiful, aren't they?” he repeated. That same sensuous, crisp accent slicing through her mental barrier like a hot knife through butter. I—I don't know what you mean,” Felicity manage to reply. She couldn't take her eyes off of his body, though tastefully clothed in a black buttoned-up shirt, with charcoal-gray flat-front pants and blazer. It wasn't just the outfit that kept her captivated. It was how he wore it. It must have been tailored for him because it seemed to fit him like a glove. Again, she looked up at him and wondered just how tall he was. At five-seven, she wasn't considered short, but he stood at least seven inches taller than her. He smiled again and very gently placed his hands on her shoulders. “Just relax,” he said as he turned her back around to face the room. Slowly, he led her with a gentle push further into the room so that she was no longer blocking the doorway. He slid his hands down the length of her arms, taking her hands into his and crossing them over her chest as he held her close to him. She closed her eyes as she felt his powerful chest against her back, breathing in time with her as if they were becoming one. Ah, ah, ah... don't close your eyes,” he whispered into her ear, his lips delicately brushed against her flesh making her shiver with titillation. Felicity opened her eyes, not even realizing she had closed them. She stared forward, watching the two scenes grow more intense. Now the woman trapped in the swing was lost in complete rapture as her mistress slapped the swollen folds of her pussy with the crop. After a few slaps, she rubbed the sensitive, inflamed flesh with her fingers as if soothing the sting. The woman in the swing struggled to squirm and it was obvious that she was attempting to press herself closer to her mistress' fingers. Immediately, the mistress pulled her hand away and the whipping continued. Disobedience will not be tolerated. That is the lesson there,” Alistair whispered into Felicity's ear sending tingles down her spine so intense, she quaked again. He chuckled deeply in his chest, and she could feel the vibrations through her back.

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About D. N. Simmons:
I was born in the little, but big bustling city of Chicago, Illinois. I still live there today, and loving every second of it ... Except for those harsh cold winters. I started writing short horror stories when I was eleven years old. It wasn't until 2004 that I decided to take the plunge into the professional literary world when I wrote Desires Unleashed.
I love the supernatural world, I've always found it fascinating, especially vampires and shape-shifters. It was my love of the genre that motivated me to create the story I had always wanted to read. I published it, hoping there were other people out there who would be entertained by that same story. I love to entertain people, to offer them that fantasy world they can escape into filled with wonders and good times. I know I appreciate the escapism I've delved into when reading a good book. More about me, I'm a couch potato by nature, and I love watching great movies and television shows. I also love listening to music of all genres. Some of my other hobbies include rollerblading, biking, composing classical music, writing poetry, cooking, playing video games. 

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Point of Release (the sequel to Point of Submissio) by Remy Landon New Release and Review

Point of Release
the sequel to Point of Submission
by Remy Landon

New Release and Review

Sometimes, getting what you need means letting go.

*The conclusion of Cassandra and Carlo's story*

In this sequel to Point of Submission, Cassandra is left reeling after learning of her role in Carlo's sex game. Stunned and hurt, she resists Carlo's attempts to win her back, vowing to become stronger on her own and face issues in her past that have weakened her. Tension between Carlo and Brock escalates, with Carlo determined to give his former colleague what he deserves--but revenge can become a two-way street. While addressing his tormented past, Carlo works toward a future he hopes will include Cassandra, who is distracted by a new romantic interest. Will she relinquish her doubts and try again with Carlo - or will her newfound strength lead her in another direction?

From Point of Submission

Carlo was kissing her more deeply now, pausing every few seconds to nibble on her lips and allow her to catch her breath. He kept one arm wrapped around her waist, holding her tightly, while his other hand slid up her bare back in a skin-tingling trail. When he reached the nape of her neck, he pulled back to stare at her, his breathing ragged. “Take down your hair.”

This was surprising. And it sounded like an order. A tiny seed of doubt sprouted within her. She hesitated, her chest heaving.

“Take it down now, Cassandra.” His eyes were smoldering, the lamplight illuminating the clench of his jaw.

She reached up to remove the hair pins and elastic, spirals of hair cascading down. He was watching her almost hungrily, and this both unnerved and excited her.

“Beautiful,” he said softly, clearly satisfied. “Good girl.”

Now his hands were up in her hair, tugging gently and combing it out with his fingers so it fanned across her bare shoulders in long curls. A long, shuddering sigh escaped her as he put his mouth to her neck, nibbling at her skin and making a trail of cool, shiver-inducing kisses. He was gripping the underside of her hair, winding a section of it around his hand and causing her head to tip back—he wasn't pulling so much as just holding, but with the way she felt right now, she wasn't going anywhere, anyway.

His lips left her neck. He began kissing her again in the agonizingly slow, deliberate way he had, giving her time to think about how good his kisses felt in the space between them. His mouth, she had discovered, was as functional as it was beautiful. She had never been kissed so perfectly, although she was trying her damndest not to fully participate. She didn't want to let him know just what kind of major effect he was having on her, although given that she wasn't resisting and couldn't seem to prevent the little sounds she was making, she was pretty sure he had an idea.

“Lie down,” he said hoarsely. “I want to feel you underneath me.”

Carlo and Brock have finally broken their alliance in the game they have been playing.  FINALLY!  Now Carlo must safeguard Cassandra and himself against Brock.  This man is evil and has no scruples. You will never believe how far Brock will go to get even!

I have said it before, this is a wildly delicious story. This is the stuff that erotic romance stories are made of.   Cassandra is deeply hurt at the beginning of this book and must come to grips to maturing and standing on her own two feet.  She has too many issues to be resolved... her father's abandonment, Carlo's betrayal of her trust, what to make of her life, and perhaps a new lover?

We finally get to solve what happened to Carlo in that motorcycle accident. Carlo also has to go through feelings and demons and grow.  He has to recognize how deep his feelings go for Cassandra.

Remy Landon you have a hit here! Great book! Loved how you  wove a complex and gripping  story with these endearing characters.

About the Author

As a child, Remy was an avid reader and writer, bringing stacks of books everywhere she went and scribbling stories in a thick spiral notebook.

She heard somewhere that you should have a career based on what you loved to do when you were 10, and she would love nothing more than to follow that advice.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

THE HUSBAND BESIDE ME (Devil Trilogy Book #2) by Evangelene New Release, Review and Giveaway

(Devil Trilogy Book #2)
by Evangelene

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***This book is the second in the series and includes a cliffhanger ending***

"I’m getting married to him. I’m marrying the man I despise, the man that as much as I try not to be, I’m drawn to; lost in his power over me, lost in this indescribable feeling, that is between us. Now I’ll have to be with him, in his home, in his world as his wife."
Addie has dived into the world of Daimon Evans, becoming his wife in every aspect, safe one. Can Addie fight the bond they are now creating? Or will Addie give into the devil she calls Daimon?
Daimon has his demons that lurk behind his calm and ruthless veneer, what will Addie do when she finally sees them for herself?
Note from the Author: This is a dysfunctional love and hate trilogy that involves emotional blackmail and a few other situations that the one wouldn't do to the person they liked or loved. Addie and Daimon do what they do under the guise of a love that hurts so good. Happy Reading.

 Addie and Daimon keep trying to move on in this warped relationship they have agreed to.  Daimon is so mercurial.  It is hard to grasp exactly what he is really made of.  His mood changes are tough and quite extreme.  This is a very tortured soul and it appears that Addie with her kind heart and calm approach is the only one that can understand him.

There are quiet a few surprises in this second installment of this trilogy.  They help to  uncover what is at the root of Daimon's dysfunction.  I kept thinking while reading this there was no way Addie would ever allow her feelings for Daimon to grow.  Once the secrets are revealed, how will she react?

Our author continues to share the ins and outs of this dysfunctional love/hate love affair with mastery.  The story remains intriguing and like a voyeur I am hooked peeking at this couple's attempt to create a life together.

About the Autor

Evangelene was born and raised in Montreal Canada. She currently lives with her husband who at times drives her nuts. She has been studying Classical Civilization and Linguistics at Concordia University for over ten years. The pull of the ancient world was too great for her to let go, so she continues her education to feel closer to the world she identifies with. She reads nonstop, devouring books like its food, loving the feeling of being lost in a world that another author has created. Evangelene started writing her stories ten years ago to express and bring to life all the wonderful characters that inhabit her imagination. She writes for herself and invites readers to join her journey.

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She watched her best friend find her superhero.

Now she wants her turn.

Despite a run of bad dates with Mr. Wrong, Mr. Boring, Mr. Bad Breath, Mr. Grabby Hands, and even Mr. Say I Love You After One Date To Get Into Your Pants, Kate McGuinness is more determined than ever to find the one.

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BJ Harvey is the Amazon Bestselling Author of The Bliss Romantic Comedy Series and The Lost Romantic Suspense Series. An avid music fan, you will always find her with headphones when writing, and the speakers blaring the rest of the time. She’s a wife, a mom to two beautiful children, and a full-time university student. BJ resides with her family in what she considers the best country in the world—New Zealand.


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