TITLE: Guns n’ boys: Bloodbath
AUTHOR: K.A. Merikan
PUBLISHER: Acerbi & Villani ltd.
GENRE: Dark Erotic Romance
COVER ARTIST: Natasha Snow
SERIES: Swamp blood book 6
PRICE: $ 5,30 e-book on Amazon
RELEASE DATE: 2nd March 2017


BLURB:                     “I don’t even know who I am anymore.”
                              “All you need to know is that you’re mine.”

Seth would follow Domenico to the depths of hell. He promised to always be at Domenico’s side. But hell becomes all too real when they infiltrate the world of Toro – a notoriously security-obsessed arms dealer, who has eyes and ears everywhere.

Seth becomes unable to steal even a moment of intimacy with Domenico, and the tension grinds them down each day. Beyond the deceptive paradise of Toro’s villa, violence is an everyday occurrence, and the swimming pool could just as well be filled with blood. To survive, Seth has to become the man Domenico needs him to be, but in the process, he might lose who he truly is.

With Seth trained up, and Mark as backup, victory is so close Domenico can taste it. They just need to prove themselves to Toro as valuable assets. With each day though, Seth seems to be drifting away from Domenico, hidden behind a mask of cruelty and indifference. It is exactly what Domenico asked of him, so why is it so difficult to see Seth become his mirror image?




Without doubt the best one of the Series, no one else writes Dark Romance of this quality like Kat and Agnes Merikan.

It’s the most amazing of on-going Series, it has the most amazing character’s, the most amazinness of a storyline AND the ultimate amazinglysexysexness. Yep, lots of amazingness going on here.

              “I don’t even know who I am anymore”

              “All you need to know is that you’re mine”

 And those two simple sentences from the blurb, sums up this totally addictive storyline so very well.

But it’s not just Seth that’s changed, Domenico has too. He has always tried to encourage Seth to be more like him, be stronger and to be tougher.  But he’s now realising that in making him do so, he’s losing the fundamental essence of who Seth really is.  The essence that Dom fell in love with.  The exclusive characteristic essence that only Seth could own and the one that Dom would lay down his life for.  Does he really want Seth to change who he is?

If we think back to Book 1, we can remember how Seth was in those days – forgetting to put on the safety of his gun, the Top that realised he loved being a Bottom in the safety of Dom’s arms and the flirt that thought lemon cupcakes with an icing topping, could solve all problems. Do we want Seth to change?

Like Dom, I fell in love with Seth too. Unlike Seth though, I didn’t fall in love with the arrogant Domenico.  That came when I joined them on their journey to finding who the real Mr. Tropico is?

And their journey has now taken them to Columbia, together with Mark and Miguel and what an intriguing character he is! I seriously need his full background storyline and is his mentoring of Mark purely that or something deeper?  Hmmmm…..

And talking of Mark, WTF!!!!!!   didn’t see that one coming, but he came good for his Family and that’s what Dom has been trying to instil in him – it’s all about family, The Vincitore Family.  While we are talking about family, I might as well mention the evil, pregnant Dana.

But she came through for Dom, now THAT did surprised me. What’s her real agenda?  I used to think that she was in love with Dom, now I’m not so sure unless she intends to bump off Seth?  You never know how these two authors are going to go, what to shock you with next, but I think it’s going to be real shock worthy.

We also get introduced to Nero. What an enigma he is!  And to make matters worse, I think he has designs or should that be, desires? on Seth!

Through Dom’s manipulations and outright killing, he has now secured a home for his Family and ready to take on Raul Moreno to get closer to Mr. Tropico, but without alerting the back at home Italians.  Will it all work out?

Don’t forget to read the Post-credits scene at the end, another surprise I didn’t see coming!

 5* #TeamDomandSeth stars from me.

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****I voluntary reviewed an Advance Readers Copy of the book****





TITLE: Hipster Brothel
AUTHOR: K.A. Merikan
PUBLISHER: Acerbi & Villani ltd.
GENRE: Dark Erotic Romance
PRICE: $ 4.27 e-book on Amazon
LENGHT: ~50,000 words (standalone novel)
RELEASE DATE: 15th June 2016


BLURB: — The lumberjack of his dreams is now available for rent. —

Mr. B has always been a safe guy for Jo to crush on. He’s the cutest bearded lumber-god to salivate over. Add to that his friendly, outgoing personality, and Mr. B might just be the first guy Jo would be willing to kiss. Fortunately, Mr. B has been in a relationship for years, and Jo is no home-wrecker.

But when Mr. B breaks up with his partner and all of a sudden is single, available, and talks about his plans to be sexually adventurous, Jo isn’t so sure anymore if he has the guts to come out as bisexual.

After a sour breakup, Mr. B wants to show his ex that he’s independent, exciting, and can do very well without him. His best friend Jo is there to the rescue, and they come up with a great new business venture. One thing they lack to start their own line of artisanal boozy jams – money for the investment.

After a drunken brainstorming session, Mr. B finds a way to both gather the cash and show the middle finger to his ex. He will create a one of a kind Hipster Brothel – The Lumbersexual Experience – offering wood chopping lessons, pipe smoking, and a reclaimed wood bed where the magic happens. It’s bound to be a success… if only Mr. B can go through with it, because the mixed signals from Jo are making him wonder if his best friend is as straight as he always seemed.



“How much experience with wood have you had” just took on a whole new meaning for me!

I never thought I would use the word “sweet” when it came to these two writers, but I am today. This was sweet.

Now don’t get me wrong here, I’m not talking wholesome, moral, nice sweet. Oh No……I’m talking more in the realms of the urban “here comes sticky sweet, I gotta bone” kind of sweet – because in true Merikan style, they “boned”.

So what does a guy do when his relationship with the man he thought would end up with wedding rings on their fingers, gets dumped and loses his job as well? He rings his best straight friend, right?  And of course, they have a few drinks, which leads to a few more and then they chew-the-fat (or should that be tobacco?) and come up with the wondrous idea of the “Brothel Train” and boozy jams!

The Brothel Train gets the full steam go-ahead with full throttle approval from Mr. B but Jo, once sober, doesn’t want Mr. B. to be the train driver on that particular train as he’s secretly been crushing on him and the thought of Mr. B becoming a sex worker but not “working” on him, pushes the panic button all the way – the boozy jams idea is much better, not only for him but Mr. B as well, he’s just got to get Mr. B to see it that way.

But Mr. B sees this as a great opportunity and as he loves sex and needs money, what is their to lose?

“Jo”. Mr. B, you could lose Jo!

I loved it. Friends to lovers is always one of my favourite reads and this one is one of the best.  It was a sexy but also a fun read, leaving you with a real good feeling at the end of it – my kind of book.

Five big fat boning stars from me.

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*** I would like to thank the authors for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***




TITLE: Naked for you
AUTHOR: P.J. Nevada
PUBLISHER: Self Publishing
GENRE: Contemporary
PRICE: $ 3,99 e-book on Amazon
LENGHT: 135 pages
RELEASE DATE: 10th October 2016


BLURB: Max Monroe should have considered himself lucky. He had a home of his own and a successful career, but when describing himself, only one word came to mind – boring. His love life was lackluster at best and he desperately needed a change. One night after work, he stepped out for a drink, surprised that the bar he chose was presenting an all-male review. He chats it up with another guy at the bar, Luke Williams, but is soon shocked when his drinking mate turns out to be one of the strippers in the show.

Max finds himself chatting with Luke after the show, the conversation much more interesting this time. Luke really tests Max’s confidence when the discussion focuses on the world of male stripping. Luke tries to get Max to understand what it would be like to remove his clothes before a room full of perfect strangers. Soon after, in a back room of the club, Luke shows Max a few hot moves, and some stimulating results develop. The action follows them home.

A relationship between Max and Luke quickly develops as they dance and strut their way deeper into the world of the male stripper. The guys face coworkers and fans, not to mention a few haters. The challenge is to see whether that can survive it all. In this erotic romance, learn a few tricks of the trade while savoring the hot, blossoming relationship of these two guys.



This is the P.J.Nevada that I love, he was on top form for this one, delivering a cute but sexy love story between an Accountant and a Stripper (sorry, Exotic Dancer).

Max is a 28 year old, vest wearing Accountant. His assistant/surrogate mother in the making, Annette, admires him but also despairs at his practically non-existent social life and we all know what they say about all work and no play……

So she basically challenges him to get one!

Now Max’s façade of a serious, nerdy Accountant is very true, but under that vest of his, lays someone else entirely and though Max doesn’t know it yet, it’s waiting to break out. On a whim, he goes to The Spy Club, he’s been there before but is unaware that tonight is Ladies Night, which is something that Max is definitely not interested in, until he sees one of the Strippers (sorry, Exotic Dancer).  Now THAT is something he is very interested in and unbelievably to Max, Luke the Dancer (ok, stripper) is very interested in Max too.

As I said, P.J. Nevada was on top form with this one. Not only did he match the perfect pair together, he showed us that when in love with the right person, anything can happen, inhibitions go out the window and you become proud of the person you are with but also the person you can be.

The sex scenes were sizzling but you also felt their love for each other. Two very different people, bonded like glue or even Velcro (yep, bit of a spoiler there) but I did say that Max had layers under that vest of his.

Max the Accountant and Luke the Stripper (I think that by now we can forego the Exotic Dancer title) made an unusual but perfect pairing. Add a little bit of angst (where would we be without P.J.s angst?) and we have a great read, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Would love to know though where the author did his research? Any comment P.J.?

Great fun and highly recommended.


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****I would like to thank the author for the opportunity and privilege of reviewing this ARC. My opinions of this book, were entirely my own.****



TITLE: Trust and Control
AUTHOR: Remmy Duchene
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER DESIGN: Aaron Anderson
GENRE: Contemporary
PRICE: $ 5.99 e-book on Amazon
LENGHT: 162 pages
RELEASE DATE: 14h November, 2016 – 2nd edition


BLURB: Wealthy real estate mogul Christophe Lafavre has everything—except any love life to speak of. Though he has a brilliant head for business, when it comes to relationships, he’s often left fumbling in the dark.

To put a stop to the whispers about his pitiful social life, Christophe takes a suggestion from a friend and goes to a club on masquerade night. There, he meets an elusive hottie who calls himself Raj, and though Christophe cannot see Raj’s face, there’s definitely a connection. Over the phone and online, Christophe and Raj get to know each other. Their conversation is easy and arousing. It’s hard for Christophe to believe the strength of the feelings he’s developing toward a man who is still essentially a stranger, but he can’t get Raj out of his head. They eventually give in to their physical longing—but still Raj refuses to show his face or divulge his identity.

When it comes, the revelation will rock Christophe’s world and redefine more than one relationship in his life.



As soon as I read the blurb of Remmy Duchene’s, Trust and Control, I knew instantly that I could not let this one slip through my fingers. That seductive element of a masked stranger seducing Christopher, was a pull I just couldn’t resist, it was far too intriguing, I had to find out.

Christopher is a man used to accomplishing things on his own, he hardly interacts with other people. Past experiences weren’t the outcome he had hoped that they would be.  His brother and best friend are concerned, Christopher’s all work situation and lack of social life is worrying them.

After a suggestion from his best friend, Christopher plucks up courage to go to a Masquerade Night. And there he meets Raj.  The attraction he feels towards Raj is staggering, so much so, he flees the Club!

But Raj has got under Christopher’s skin, he can’t get him out of his system. They arrange to have an exclusive dinner together and the sparks begin to reignite again, so much so, they have Christopher running, again!

So what happened during that dinner? For that answer, you will need to read it yourselves, but be warned, those sparks I mentioned earlier? they are nothing compared to the heat between these two men.  But also causes heartache for both men.

Now I have to say, as depraved as I am, that I had certain expectations, which was not found in the other parts of the book. This is my first read from Remmy Duchenne, so I can’t compare her writing style or story to her other books, however, from my point of view, I personally would have liked a more BDSM element bought into this particular storyline.  Yes, there was power play but only initially.  It didn’t follow through in the storyline and I thought that a lost opportunity from the author, I wanted and needed that extra bit of spice.

For me, the main focus was Christopher discovering his feelings towards…….whoops, nearly gave a spoiler away there and then their’s…….nearly did it again there!

Remmy Duchene did a good job, it was well written and I particularly liked the humour running throughout the book and she was excellent in capturing all the insecurities between Christopher and ??????? (read the book)……..

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****The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press.  My review is an honest opinion of the book****



TITLE: Unlocked
AUTHOR: H.C. Brown
SERIES: The Slayers – book 1
GENRE: Erotic – BDSM
PRICE: $ 2.95 e-book on Amazon Store
LENGHT: 161 pages
RELEASE DATE: 23rdt October 2014

BLURB: The Special Ops genetic experiments were designed to create super soldiers, not sex-addicted doms.

When Delano Briggs, BDSM club owner and volunteer firefighter, is called to aid in the evacuation of a burning New York hotel, he thinks it’s just another job.

But after rescuing the irresistibly sexy Chanze, he learns that behind the velvet curtains of the five-star hotel is one of the most exclusive, and immoral, prostitution rings in the country. For the men at the Cloister aren’t merely lovers for hire, but genetically enhanced sex slaves, created to provide the brothel’s rich clientele with the most insatiable doms and delicious subs.

Kept against his will by the doomsday chip implanted in his brain, Chanze sees no chance of escape. Until Delano and his three fellow super-enhanced operatives infiltrate the club for a walk on the wild side.



     ****WARNING:  This book should carry more red flags/tags than bunting at a fete****

 Ok, I may have been a bit facetious on the fete reference, but I want to be crystal clear on this, this is not family reading – it’s hard-core BDSM erotica.

Now everyone who reads my reviews knows that I’m Queen of Fluff, erotica is not to my taste and yet I read this, with no fluff or sweet romantic romance on offer from H.C. Brown. If she wrote to shock, then she succeeded as she shocked the hell out of me!

The attraction for me was the sci-fi element of the storyline – genetic experimentation on soldiers to create SuperSoldiers. Throw in a mad scientist who tweets the enhancements to produce pain loving sex slaves to work in his exclusive BDSM Club, where his rich clientele will pay a fortune to have their every perverse sexual fantasy fulfilled, was ingeniously thought out by the author, especially with the insta- love element with other enhanced soldiers.

At first I was really getting into it, even though the human trafficking aspect of it left a foul taste in my mouth. But then, for me anyway, the storyline got bogged down with too many characters, it was hard to keep up with who-was-who-and-who-with?  I would have preferred to have concentrated on just two main MCs and their journey to be together with a hint of who was going to get the next story and with whom, but that’s my opinion, you may differ?

The dub-con aspect was another thing that didn’t enhance my reading, if anything, it left another foul taste in my mouth but this is hard-hitting erotica and therefore latitude must be given and it will appeal to more of the purist erotica reader.

If I was to rate purely on the clever sci-fi storyline that the author thought up, it would be a straight 5* but as I have to take into account the hard-core play (and this really wasn’t “play” but abuse) and the overcrowding of insta-love, it’s 4* from me.

When I decide to venture back into the world of erotica, H.C. Brown will be my first port of call, I want to see what else she can shock me with?


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TITLE: Chokehold
AUTHOR: K.A. Merikan
PUBLISHER: Acerbi & Villani ltd.
GENRE: Dark Erotic Romance
SERIES: Guns n’Boys, book 5
PRICE: $ 4.99 e-book on Amazon
LENGHT: 336 pages
RELEASE DATE: 24th August 2016


BLURB: This book is part of a series about a single couple, which needs to be read in order.

— The ugliest truths blossom into the prettiest lies. —

A year into the relationship with Domenico, Seth still wants him as desperately as ever. Nothing is better than being intoxicated with lust for his deadly man and feeling his steady hands all over.
No matter the misunderstandings, the fights… The crash. The burn.
Crossing the Mexican border has been a goal for Seth and Domenico for a few months, but the trip couldn’t have ended in more of a disaster. While Domenico is stuck at home, for Seth each passing day becomes more difficult. Desperate to keep his family afloat, he accepts a job offer from Los Sepultureros. The Gravediggers.
When Domenico’s need for control starts eroding their trust, Seth is sure their love can conquer all. But when Domenico rips open the wound left after the violence at the beginning of their relationship, it gushes blood all over their cozy lies and this time, there may be no way to seal it.

WARNING: Adult content. If you are easily offended, this book is not for you.
‘Guns n’ Boys’ is a gritty story of extreme violence, offensive language, abuse, and morally ambiguous protagonists. Behind the morbid facade, there is a splash of inappropriate dark humor, and a love story that will crawl under your skin.


lorraine Steel and Fire meeting together in a blaze of lust and love.
I am a Dom and Seth addict.  Welcome to their world.

My favourite writing duo delivered again today – another 5* winner.

All the facets in this diamond of a couple, were exposed, things that have been swept under the table, by both Seth and Dom, come crashing to the surface and it wasn’t taking any prisoners!

Yes, we were given what we would normally expect – blood spilling violence, vendetta’s, old scores still to be settled, very sizzling sexy bits, but we were also given the unexpected – Dom and Seth’s relationship and the cracks within it……..

Both have to open themselves to each other and to Mark as well, it’s the only way to cement those cracks back together to make them whole again –

          “We’ll make it work.  And not because it’s convenient for me or comfortable.

            Even when it hurts, I’d rather become charred than not burn for you”

I always knew deep down that one day, Dom would pay the price of Seth’s violation.  That day, is this book and how they deal with it to take their relationship forward.  There was never any doubt that they loved each other (look at what they have been through!) but is love enough?  The author(s) did an amazing job in tackling a very sensitive issue heads-on.  Seeing my boys opening their hearts, being totally honest and truthful with each other, pulled at my heart strings like no other.  Bravo author(s), I salute you.

And yes, they finally get to Mexico.  The action and a few surprises held me riveted.

Because of so much happening in this and previous books, I forgot so many things – Seth’s ambition to run a food Blog and Dom’s own personal interpretation of the Roman Catholic religion.  (When he made an offer, in true Mafia style, to a priest, it truly was an offer he couldn’t refuse!).  Seth’s acceptance of how much his life had changed, breaking people’s arms and shooting them, now practically a everyday occurrence.  Their sexy role-playing where Seth loves and craves to be mastered by Dom but also where bad things from their past are finally to put to rest.  And then, if that’s not enough?  There’s Dana with some interesting news……

Yes, it’s going to get bloody in Brazil and I for one can’t wait to see the blood letting that Dom has lined up and mastered so well.

Domenico Acerbi is a force of nature and Seth is his fire and wind – the accelerator to ignite their passion.

I cannot stress enough the importance of starting with Book 1 and work your way through the series, it will be one of your best book decisions ever.

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I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC.  My review is an honest opinion of the book



TITLE: Heart Ripper
AUTHOR: K.A. Merikan
PUBLISHER: Acerbi & Villani ltd.
GENRE: Dark Erotic Romance
SERIES: Sex & Mayhem, book 9
PRICE: $ 4.99 e-book on Amazon
LENGHT: 303 pages
RELEASE DATE: 15th June 2016


BLURB: — You always want what you can’t have. —

David. Catholic. Gay. Set on keeping his purity ring.
Raja. Biker. Manwhore. Never refuses a bet.

David has always tried to be the best son his parents could dream of.
Always at church on Sunday.
Always eager to help with the garden.
Always trying his best at school.
Prim, proper, innocent, and kind.

But deep inside of him, there is a yearning planted by the devil himself, and when a cocky, foul-mouthed biker pulls him a step too far, David doesn’t fall into the abyss. He leaps.
Raja is all he’s ever dreamed of, yet didn’t dare voice. Older, dangerous, a wall of muscle with a grip so strong David can’t resist him no matter how hard he tries.

As a freshly appointed president of a motorcycle club on the verge of ruin, Raja has a lot to live up to. Being gay doesn’t do him any favors in terms of commanding the respect of his men. He has his way of compensating though.
Always first in a fight.
Always bragging about his sexual conquests.
Always up for a bet.
Daring, tattooed, sexy, and unapologetic.
After he boasts he can have any man he wants, he gets challenged to hook up with the preppy guy wallflowering at a party. Raja can’t wait to pop the innocent cutie’s cherry. But when he finds out the guy is his friend’s younger brother, life gets a whole lot messier.

Why is the one guy who should be off-limits always the most tempting? 



When I open a K.A. Merikan book for the very first time, I always it’s the equivalent of opening Pandora’s Box, you never know what you are going to open yourselves too. You know it’s not going to be evil but tons of sexy goodness and in this case, tons of fluffy sexy goodness!

Yep, K.A. Merikan has gone and done “fluffy”. Well……fluffy with their own spin on fluffiness – sexy, dirty-talking raw passion, violence, shady dealings, ManWhore vs Virgin seduction, religious brainwashing, douche-bag Catholic priest, all wrapped up in one big ball of fluffiness.

David’s and Raja’s love journey started on a bet, one that Raja is determined to win, or maybe not?

David, my little virgin sweetie, I got you, I really did. I understood your hesitation, your confusion, your anxieties and your questioning.  Your metamorphosis transformation from chrysalis to butterfly was stunning.  I understand why Raja fell in love with you at first sight.

And Raja? It was love at first sight, you might not have known then, but I did, that sweet, Catholic boy had you wrapped round his finger (much like his Purity Ring) long before you realised it.

But what really appealed to me on so many levels, was the honesty in which these authors delivered this storyline. It felt so real, I could see it happening and indeed, I’m sad to say, it does.  This Religious Brainwashing is something that needs addressing, so well done authors for tackling such a sensitive subject.

But that’s not all, we were treated to Asteroth and Hunter plus their little bundle of Goth joy, Tooth and Lucky (sigh) and club politics. Raja is now the President of the Coffin Nails MC in Toledo and he’s determined to put them on the map and we all know that politics whether it be Political  or Club Politics is a dirty game…..but he’s determined that his sweet but now, foul-mouthed-in-the-making David  (he had a fantastic teacher in Raja) is coming out clean, no dirt is going to stick to him, Raja definitely, but no dirt.  But can Raja deliver on  this?

As I said at the beginning, they put their own spin of fluffiness on it and I loved it. Certainly not as dark as some of their books, but definitely filthy, dirty talking and so sexy.

Highly recommend.

Five glorious, ripped fluffy stars from me.


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*** I would like to thank the authors for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***




TITLE: Before There Were Three: Ethan & Rhett
PRICE: $ 2,99 e-book on Amazon
LENGHT: 127 pages
RELEASE DATE: 6th June 2016


BLURB: Before Kieran…
Seattle, 2000 – Ethan Mallory is counting down the days until he moves back to Toronto. He loves Seattle, but it’s time to go home.
So it’s just his luck that, with a month to go, he meets Rhett Solomon. Their chemistry is off the charts, and in bed, Rhett is everything Ethan’s been craving. He’s witty and charming outside the bedroom too.
Ethan’s not about to change his plans for a man he’s just met, but… what could this become if they had a little more time? Is this just a sizzling hot last hurrah before he returns to Canada? Or is leaving Rhett behind a huge mistake?
Before There Were Three is a series of prequels to ménage stories written by L.A. Witt or Lauren Gallagher. Ethan & Rhett is the prequel to The Distance Between Us.

12833361_10205887579250242_1339245014_nThis story just couldn’t have been more perfect. I’d like to thank the author from the bottom of my heart for creating such a sensual and emotional story for my all-time favorite couple. See, I’m a bit biased here… To be honest with you, I was a bit nervous before I started reading, because I just wanted it to be good, real good, something worthy of the amazing guys Ethan and Rhett are. LA Witt just hit this one out of the ballpark. I loved every minute of it and I have one more regular reread that’s for sure.

If you don’t know Ethan and Rhett yet, you’ll get a great, sexy story of two hot guys, who meet, fall in lust and use their limited time together to make the most of their mutual attraction. The way their relationship is slowly turning from one-night to friends with benefits to more in such a short time is very well written, and very sensually portrayed.

If you are already a fan of my favorite couple, you’ll have a fulfilling, heartfelt story of how these two amazing guys first met and how they began their journey to become the inseparable partners we know. Their signature chemistry is sizzling from the very first moment. The sexual tension and their explosive scenes together are present all the way giving a very sensual and entertaining few hours of reading pleasure. We get a rare opportunity to read from Ethan’s first person pov, which made me love him even more if it’s possible.

I find it truly amazing how the author lives and breathes her characters. Rhett and Ethan’s personalities just shine through and I had so much fun getting to know them better. If you are looking for a sexy, fun read with lots of amazing sexy-time, two strong characters discovering their feelings, this is the perfect read for you. Highly recommended!!!


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****I would like to thank the Authors for the opportunity and privilege of reading this ARC. My review was an honest opinion of the book****

REVIEW: “HEART IN CHAINS” by Elodie Parkes


TITLE: Heart in Chains
AUTHOR: Elodie Parkes
PUBLISHER: Encompass Ink
GENRE: Erotic, romantic suspense
PRICE: $ 2.99 e-book on Amazon
LENGHT: 48 pages
RELEASE DATE: 20th April 2016

BLURB: When Connor Douglas takes a tropical island holiday, he hopes to leave heartbreak behind. Little does he know the extent of the danger and sexual temptation that awaits him.
Long after Jay Levesque has closed down his operations on the very same tropical island, the memory of Connor haunts him.
Warm nights and scorching looks have someone’s heart in chains.



Heart in Chains is short but sharp, it’s snappy with its angst, it’s a hot steamy read but most of all, it’s clever, very, very clever, the author nailed it!

I found a little gem that sparkles as brightly as any full length novel and I really liked it, the author, Elodie Parkes, did an amazing job.

“Being in the wrong place at the wrong time” took on a whole new meaning for Connor Douglas, a Marine Biologist.  On a trip to an Indonesian island, the boat he is travelling on is taken over by Pirates and he’s taken hostage.  But it’s not only the chains that hold Connor captive, the Leader of the Pirates, Jay, has captivated him too.  Due to length, that is all I’m going to giveaway, but I have to say, it was not only Connor that was held captive, I was captivated too, the author did a remarkable job on delivering this sexy, suspenseful storyline.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.

It’s not often I rate a short story over 4*, but that inventive ending earned a 4.5* from me.  This is a first time read of a Elodie Parkes book for me, it certainly won’t be my last.  Her descriptive detailing was wonderful (I could smell the sea as I read), her sensuous love scenes were perfect for this book and I loved how she weaved the beginning and the ending together.  Highly recommended.


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****I would like to thank the author for the opportunity and privilege of reviewing this ARC. My opinions of this book, were entirely my own.****




TITLE: Werewolfes of Chernobyl
AUTHOR: K.A. Merikan & L.A. Witt
PUBLISHER: Wing and Fang Press
COVER ARTIST: Natasha Snow
PRICE: $ 4,99 e-book on Amazon
LENGHT: 232 pages
RELEASE DATE: 5th May 2016


BLURB: — Being kidnapped by two werewolves is an adventure after all, right? Right?! —

If Quinn wants to get the best photos for his travel blog, no gate is too tall, and no ‘do not enter’ sign actually means he won’t go in. What he finds in a hidden exclusion zone by Chernobyl blows his mind. Mutants? Monsters? He doesn’t know, but he is bound to find out when not one but two of them break into his hotel.
Too bad the rules and attitudes they have toward sex don’t match Quinn’s at all.

Born with a disabled hand, smaller than the other werewolves, Dima is the lowest of the low in his pack, but when he meets the loveliest human he’s ever seen, he knows his luck has changed.
The last thing he expects though is his beloved friend Nazar turning on him once Dima’s affection for Quinn deepens, and he refuses to be mounted by Nazar anymore.

Nazar is a high ranking soldier in his pack, but in his powerful body hides a gentle soul, and all he wants is to escape the pack with Dima. But once Dima claims Quinn as his, secrets Nazar has so far kept hidden rear their ugly head.
The werewolf language doesn’t have words to describe what they crave, so Quinn might be the only one to help them solve the puzzle of the desires that go against the rules of their pack



So the Dynamic Duo bought in a “third” to make their own perfect triad of writers. Did they achieve the perfection of a true polyfidelity writing relationship or did they have their own writers hierarchy pecking order?

I believe that the 5* rating may have given you a clue to that answer. They blended together like the sweetest of grapes to produce the finest of champagnes, they bubbled together and produced an unusual but very entertaining storyline, introducing us to the world of The Bodark…..

As the blurb suggests, Chernobyl is still a very dangerous place to visit and Quinn, a Travel Blog Writer, wants a sensational scoop for the Blog and is prepared to ditch his guides and head into the “Black Zone” to find it – and find it, he did….

Well actually, Dima (a Bodark) found Quinn and decided to keep him! In the eyes of The Bodark, Dima is deformed and therefore treated as the lowest-of-the-low.  The only brightness in Dima’s life is Nazar – his protector and lover and now that he has Quinn, his standing in the Pack will elevate.  Quinn, has no idea of what the hell is going on?  but he does know that he wants Dima and Nazar.  Quinn soon discovers that this unique society still believes that Mother Russia exists and have no real contact with the outside world, unless chosen to go on a “mission”.  The hierarchy in the Pack, is absolute, even in Dima’s and Nazar’s personal relationship, so for Dima, Quinn’s appearance is his salvation and he’s never going to let him go.  This does cause problems between Dima and Nazar, but Quinn is the perfect third for them.  Through him, Dima and Nazar learn how to blend the benefits of having a monogamy relationship and being open about their sexual needs, with Quinn being the stability they needed in showing them the way forward.  He wasn’t the third wheel, but their anchor!

As their relationship grows into something more, questions arise? If the USSR no longer exists, who supplies the food they receive?  why were they being used as weapons of war and more importantly, by whom?  They needed to escape!

I thoroughly enjoyed this original storyline, it was certainly different from the norm and though a Menage storyline is not normally my preferred choice, I was enthralled and captivated throughout, the authors did an amazing job. I would have loved some answers, but it wasn’t to be – maybe next book?

5* big fat stars from me

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****I would like to thank the Authors for the opportunity and privilege of reading this ARC. My review was an honest opinion of the book****