Alien Brute – Sue Mercury

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐



Fynd is just so swoony and *sigh*

This is such a gorgeously sweet yet sexy read. Lucy was spunky and great fun, whilst Fynd, despite being such a damaged hero, was absolutely wonderful. No small wonder Lucy couldn’t resist him in this nicely written and very enjoyable sci-fi romance.

I would have liked to see more of them forming a connection, it was a little rushed for my taste. However that’s very much a personal preference and was entirely down to this being more of a novella length book, so events do happen at a fairly snappy pace. The writing, pacing and editing are all good and together with two wonderful characters and an interesting plot this is a very enjoyable read.



The alien warrior bought me.
But he doesn’t want a slave.
He wants me as his mate.

The brutal scars covering Fynd’s face are nothing compared to the wounds that have festered in his heart. After the bitter, public rejection by his intended mate a long time ago, he doubts any female will wish to become his…so he purchases a small human female named Lucy from a slave market. She’ll bear him a few children and he’ll provide for her in return, but he will not expect her to harbour any amount of affection for him.

How could she?

He’s a monster.

He wishes she weren’t so sweet and beautiful. He also wishes his heart didn’t fill with warmth in her presence. She’ll likely never return his affections, but he cannot let her go. Ever. A Vaxxlian warrior always mates for life.

Life hasn’t been easy for Lucy. She prays her next master will be kind, and she’s terrified when the new alien who buys her looks like an angry bull with glowing green eyes. After she attempts escape, she’s certain he’ll punish her severely. Her old master would have. But the alien warrior named Fynd kisses her instead—a shockingly tender kiss that makes her all tingly inside—and she starts to wonder if perhaps there’s more to the unsmiling alien warrior than meets the eye.

There’s a gentleness beneath his hardened exterior, but breaking his defences down won’t be easy. As far as alien warriors go, he’s as stubborn and proud as they come. Can they both find healing in one another’s arms, or will a new threat tear them apart forever?

Ratings

5 stars – This is a book I will not forget and would definitely read again.

4 stars – I really enjoyed this book, I might not read it again but I would definitely recommend it to others.

3 stars – This story was good but either forgettable or just very typical of its genre.

2 stars – Whilst the book was readable I either didn’t enjoy parts of the plot or just could not connect to the main characters.

1 star – This is a book I simply could not finish for reasons listed in the review.

Saving the Omega’s – Leann Ryans

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Wow, SAVING THE OMEGAS is an exciting fusion of omegaverse, romantic suspense, sci-fi and erotica.

We first met Karn in The Omega Prize and, whilst this is a stand alone book, I personally believe reading that first would increase your enjoyment of this story. (Especially as there are several cross-over characters in both books). However, as already said, this is a complete story so there is no having to get the next book to continue the tale – which is a huge bonus for those who don’t care for cliff-hangers.

Leann Ryans really has given her own spin to the omegaverse genre and created a series of books that easy to read, fun and very sexy. The more I read, the more I found myself being drawn into the story. Karn and Adaria are both wonderfully written characters, with all those qualities I love in a hero and heroine. Karn is alpha, protective and caring without being too arrogant, whilst Adaria is feisty, strong and determined without being whiny or bitchy.

Plenty of sub-plots and side characters give the story plenty of depth and really enrich the reading experience. This is only the authors second book but already I could see how her technique and skill is growing. I enjoyed book #1 and this one is even better – I can’t wait for Red and Rainor’s story.

You’ll have to read this one to know who they are but it’s already shaping up to be a fantastic read.


Blurb


Karn has already had a chance to win an omega, but he wasn’t interested. With what he did, an omega would just get in his way. He didn’t have the time to coddle some spoiled brat that would just distract him. He had a job to do.

Adaria was hired to find the omegas that had been taken by Largo’s men and free them. Raised by a master thief, she has skills most would never expect an omega to have. She doesn’t need an Alpha to save her, but she may need his help to stop the kidnapping for good. 

This is a Sci-Fi Omegaverse story. Saving the Omegas is Book 2 in The Legion Omegas series. This book does not have a cliffhanger and can be read as a standalone, but will make more sense if read in order.

This book has mature language and themes and is not intended for anyone under the age of 18. 


Book 1 – The Omega Prize – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NTTCZPH/

Book 2 – Saving The Omegas – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PN1B913



Ratings

5 stars – This is a book I will not forget and would definitely read again.

4 stars – I really enjoyed this book, I might not read it again but I would definitely recommend it to others.

3 stars – This story was good but either forgettable or just very typical of its genre.

2 stars – Whilst the book was readable I either didn’t enjoy parts of the plot or just could not connect to the main characters.

1 star – This is a book I simply could not finish for reasons listed in the review.

Her Consort by Maren Smith

From salvage mission to cluster-fuck before they even got out of the hatch. That was some kind of record… even for them.


This is a very fun, super quirky and red-hot steamy read. It was originally in the Alien Alpha’s anthology and if you didn’t grab that whilst it was available then you really should get hold of this asap.

I loved the heroine, Piper. She said it like it was and had a sarcastic streak a mile wide. I laughed so many times at things she said or thought, and definitely felt a connection to her.

The book is written entirely from her POV but as the story progresses you do get a good feel for Kogan, the hero, too. He’s a little short, somewhat sneakily clever and a whole lot kinky. Kogan has been biding his time with Piper, and when a too-good-to-miss opportunity arises, he grabs it (and her) with both hands!

For a fairly quick read, this book provides a huge amount of entertainment and actually felt like more than a segue into a sex scene. I’d love to see more of this full of snark and banter couple.

Her Consort was previously published in the Alien Alphas Anthology

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Blurb:

She was a salvage operator, patrolling the depths of deep space.

He was a professional consort to royalty, built like a Neanderthal. Twice her width and twice her weight, his six-pack abs had six-pack abs. She knew, because she’d seen them.

It really was kind of too bad they didn’t get along.

Excerpt:

“I love belts.” He winked, and she trembled all the harder when he knelt down behind her. The cuffs clinked together as he selected which end to use first. “Implements of correction that one can wear, always at the ready.”

“What exactly do you think I should be corrected for?”

He pretended to think about it. “How about all the times you drove me to absolute distraction?”

She was so astonished by that lack of reasoning, she almost didn’t notice he had fastened the first cuff around her unresisting ankle, and then buckled that around the right table leg. “I drove you? You’re the one who won’t stop walking around the ship naked!”

“Yes, but who ignores it? Do you have any idea how cold this ship is when you’re wet? Your first dozen strokes ought to be for shrinkage alone. And all those times you called me ‘asshat’?” He shifted to her other side, opening the cuff to buckle down her left ankle. “Granted, I didn’t know what that meant until now, but still…” He circled to the head of the table and leaned down beside her. Hands clasped, weight braced on his elbows, he shook his head. “Poor innocent, little human. Don’t worry. I am going to make this such an education for you.” Ruffling her hair, he stood again.

“You idiot!” she huffed, whipping her hair back out of her eyes. “It’s a curse, not a suggestion. And like hell I’m going to stand here and be taught anything by the likes of y-ah!” She lurched in her bonds, every inch of her straining to escape the lash of pure fire that wrapped her ass, hugging it in the grip of all that supple leather before letting go.

“Is it?” Kogan asked, shifting that deceptively soft strap to his other hand. “Is it really?”

The sting was incredible and yet, when he let his free hand wander a brushing caress across the welt he’d just created, her eyes damn near closed in erotic delight.

About Maren Smith

Fortunate enough to live with my Daddy Dom, I am a Little, coffee fanatic, administrator at two of my local BDSM dungeons, resident of the wilds of freakin’ Kansas (still don’t know how I ended up here) and submissive to the love of my life. An International and USA Bestselling Author, I have penned more than 160 novels, novellas and short stories, and am the author of the Masters of the Castle series.

I also write under the names of Denise Hall, Darla Phelps, and Penny Alley.

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Other titles by Maren Smith

Black Light Series:
Unbroken (Black Light: Valentine’s Roulette, Book 3)
Shameless (Black Light: Roulette Redux, Book 7)
Fearless (Black Light, Book 10)
Determined (Black Light: Celebrity Roulette, Book 12)

The Red Petticoat Saloon Series:
Jade’s Dragon
Warming Emerald

Masters of the Castle Series:
Book 1, Holding Hannah
Book 2, Kaylee’s Keeper
Book 3, Saving Sara
Book 4, Sweet Sinclair
Book 5, Chasing Chelsea
Book 6, Owning O
Book 7, Maddy Mine
Book 8, Seducing Sandy
Witness Protection Program Box Set

Corbin’s Bend:
Last Dance for Cadence (Season 1, Book 8)
Have Paddle, Will Travel (Season 2, Book 7)

A Few Other Titles:
B-Flick
Build-A-Daddy
The Great Prank
Jinxie’s Orchids
Life After Rachel
The Locket
The Mountain Man
Something Has To Give

Inheritance – Jennifer Bene


“Is hate really the hill you want to die on?”

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

I need to start by reassuring Ms Bene that all the angst, all the heartache, all the tearing at her hair, cursing at her keyboard and despairing at her first drafts was so VERY WORTH HER TIME AND EFFORT. In fact I would go so far as to say that all her suffering, all her emotion, bled into this work and made it SUCH an emotional read. Once started, it is one of those books that you just don’t want to put down until you’ve read every word. It’s way beyond the mere 5 stars available to bestow upon it.

David and Lianna are where they want and need to be, with each other. Yet everything is wrong. Instead of being left alone to rebuild her, their, life, outside forces are determined to hold them back and drag them down into the corruption that both are desperately trying to claw their way out of. I need to add at this point that Inheritance isn’t a stand alone book. It’s the second in a trilogy, Destruction must be read first to fully understand David and Lianna’s tale.

Inheritance is full of power, passion, and pain. So many times it slips back into the dark waters of David’s soul, leaving marks both physical and mental on the both of them. Yet that suffering and hurt are necessary, for there lays the path to light, hope and redemption. Lianna and David continue to burn up the sheets with their explosive, and ofttimes violent, chemistry. Theirs is a raw, visceral and twisted relationship but, as two sides of the same coin, they somehow make it work.

So much happens in this book, and yet in some ways not very much at all. It is very much a tale of personal growth, of accepting who you are but also realising that you can change that individual. Realising that the past doesn’t dictate the future. Acknowledging that the sins of the father do not need to be visited upon the son.

I loved every single minute of reading Inheritance, even when it made me cower away in horror. And it builds such a twisty, tangled web of love, suspicion, hope and distrust that will no doubt fray and shatter when they find their final Redemption.

He’d only inherited poison, hate and darkness.



BLURB

David took Lianna to destroy her… and then everything got complicated.

Falling for the girl he kidnapped shouldn’t have happened. Especially not Lianna Mercier, daughter of the man he hated, and heir to a family name steeped in blood and violence.

But, now she’s his entire world, and Lianna’s is burning down around her.

David may have lit the match that set her life on fire, but all he wants now is to keep her safe. With their future on the line… can he even ask her to choose him after all he’s done?


It was so damn tempting, like he always was. A dark addiction that she couldn’t explain even as he kissed across the much paler bruises he’d left on her neck.

Lianna, Inheritance

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“Soul shattering angst, emotional twists and turns, it’s the perfect follow up to Destruction!”


Maggie Ryan, USA Today Bestselling Author


“I knew this was going to be an amazing book, but Jennifer Bene made it even more than I could have hoped for”
 


Niki Roge



Ratings

5 stars – This is a book I will not forget and would definitely read again.

4 stars – I really enjoyed this book, I might not read it again but I would definitely recommend it to others.

3 stars – This story was good but either forgettable or just very typical of its genre.

2 stars – Whilst the book was readable I either didn’t enjoy parts of the plot or just could not connect to the main characters.

1 star – This is a book I simply could not finish for reasons listed in the review.

HEAT – Review and Release Blitz

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


Nicolina Martin is an up-and-coming new author to the dark erotic romance scene. I’ve not previously read her work, but I’d heard such great things about it that I jumped at the chance to review this offering.

Well I have to say that ‘Heat’ is a very apt name for this red hot tale of love and redemption. The story has quite a unique feel to it, seeming to blend contemporary, mafia and dark erotic romance into one very captivating read.

I loved at the start of the book how Nathan was blown totally out of the water for his arrogance towards Sydney. I love a strong alpha male but on the times he overstepped the mark, or pushed too hard, I equally loved how Sydney wasn’t afraid to put him back in his place. Too often these egotistical traits are written as if they are desirable, I’m with Syd and would very much tell a guy like that where to get off. Treat me with respect and acknowledge I have a brain, or take a hike.

Sydney on the surface blew a little hot and cold, but I totally found myself agreeing with her actions and motives. She wasn’t some silly heroine who was happy to overlook the truth about the hero. She was sometimes naive, but in the way that many of us would have been in that situation. Nor was she so in lust that she lost all cognitive ability – don’t you just hate it when a heroine thinks/says one thing but one glimpse of the hero has her knickers falling down faster than the speed of light? I know it bugs the heck out of me.

I loved how each gave the other the strength to find and be who they truly wanted to be, and not let family keep them in a box that just didn’t fit anymore. I also appreciated how the plot didn’t follow the standard tropes and cliches. It felt fresh and would be hard to pigeon-hole as any specific sub-genre of romance.

This was a story that not only kept me entertained but also left me guessing as to not only how the plot would unfold, as well as how it would end. I wasn’t disappointed by any of it.




Heat
Nicolina Martin
(Russo Saga, #1)
Publication date: March 29th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Anything can happen during the hot nights in the Dominican Republic.

Sydney

I just wanted a tan and to sip drinks with little umbrellas in them. I didn’t know that vacation would mean sex with a hot stranger, being drugged, and nearly killed. My instincts tell me there’s more to the smooth facade of Nathan Russo, but my heart won’t listen. He’s my opposite, hot where I’m cool, experienced while I’ve never really lived. What starts out as a sexy fling can’t be more. Can it?

Nathan

I’m a dangerous man with a mission to complete and people to kill. Sydney Lewis might literally cost me my life. As the stakes increase, I have to decide whether to follow my head or my heart. My life is too dangerous, I’m too much of a monster. She’s a good girl. She can’t be a part of this. I have to be cruel. I have to cut her out.

But she’s the only one who can save me.

Heat will take you on a journey to paradise, through Hell, and back.

Publisher’s Note: This dark romance is intended for adult readers only and may contain triggers for some readers. It contains elements of danger, adventure, steamy scenes, adult language and a guaranteed HEA. If any of these offend you, please do not purchase.





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EXCERPT:

Fingers thread through my hair.

I don’t move, my heart speeds up. In an instant, I remember where I am. What I have done. I slept on his lap, knowing it was an open invitation to something I still can’t articulate. I fight to control my breathing and try not to stir, because I don’t want him to know I’m awake. I want to see where he takes this.

I realize I’m holding my breath and force myself to breathe again. I try to inhale calmly, but it catches in my throat. His arm, draped around my waist, tightens. He knows I’m awake, knows I’m not objecting, and he’s not stopping.

His hand slides under the blanket. It’s hot on my skin through my thin blouse. He traces a path along my arm down to my hand that lies in front of my chest, then he moves and places his palm below my breasts, letting it rest there. A finger slides across my nipple. It stiffens instantly. It screams for his attention, and that light brush is far from satisfying. I forget to breathe, and then I just give up on it altogether. I want more. This feels so kinky. So forbidden.

I have to force myself to stay still.

His hand hovers over my nipple, then he pinches it gently and I gasp, spikes of want surging through me. This pretending-to-sleep routine is going to be hard to keep up. When I don’t object, he grows bolder and cups my breast and squeezes. Carefully at first, and then with more force. He suddenly stills and I hear the soft steps of someone approaching.

“Is there anything you need, sir? Coffee? A pillow for yourself?”

“Thank you. I’m good,” he answers cheerfully.

“She seems to be having a good sleep.”

“Oh yes. Anyone would envy her.” His voice reverberates through his chest.

Oh yes indeed!

His hand starts exploring again. It moves down along my belly and I tense up like a piano wire. Is he going where I think he’s going? But then I feel his warm palm on my naked skin as he pushes his hand under my blouse and moves upward again. He pushes up my bra, freeing my breasts, pinching first one nipple and then the other before he firmly squeezes my breasts, paying good attention to them both. I squirm and am barely able to stifle the moan that wants to escape my throat. His other hand rests on my head, toying with my hair, then taking more of a forceful hold of it as his breathing changes, gets more labored. I like it. I like that I affect him as much as he affects me.

When his hand abandons my breasts, I miss its presence immediately. I wonder if he’s done exploring, but he changes direction, caressing along my stomach and then down the front of my hip. Oh—Oh my God! Sliding his hand down my skirt, he pulls it up until his fingers rest scorching hot on my thigh. Agonizingly slow, he feels his way up my thigh until his hand rests on my panties. Panties that are drenched with moisture.

When a finger starts circling my clit through the fabric, I can’t help the moan that escapes me.



Author Bio:

Nicolina Martin is a Swedish born author who escapes the long, dark winter nights by writing hot contemporary romance/suspense.

She’s a mother of three teenage girls, a medical doctor, a quirky loner, and a social human being. She has traveled the globe, has had more lovers than she can count, has loved and hated, succeeded and failed, has gone through marriage and divorce. She has seen darkness and despair, as well as light and happiness.

All these experiences, she pours into her tales, taking her readers for a wild ride while twisting their minds. She loves showing that stories can be different even if the trope is the same.

Nicolina believes that life is too short for regrets and in looking forward, no matter what. She wants to enjoy every moment, and cherish life.

To find out more about Nicolina Martin, visit her official website.

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Ratings

5 stars – This is a book I will not forget and would definitely read again.

4 stars – I really enjoyed this book, I might not read it again but I would definitely recommend it to others.

3 stars – This story was good but either forgettable or just very typical of its genre.

2 stars – Whilst the book was readable I either didn’t enjoy parts of the plot or just could not connect to the main characters.

1 star – This is a book I simply could not finish for reasons listed in the review.