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New Release by Cassandra Carr

New Release by Cassandra Carr

I would say I can’t wait to read this one but since I was able to read this one in its early stages I will instead say that it was a great read! Pick this one up! It touches on a subject that is very current and very important topic that demands to be discussed. Cassandra Carr is always a favorite of mine and if you haven’t taken the chance yet make sure to pick this new release up as well as her extensive backlist. Hiding in Plain Sight releases through Loose ID on February 11.

http://www.loose-id.com/safe-harbor-2-hiding-in-plain-sight.html

Blurb:
Vladimir Gusev exists in a living hell. A year ago in the Olympics he was forced to use a homophobic slur during a game, and guilt is eating him from the inside out. Not only is Vladimir not a homophobe, but in the aftermath of the Olympics, he was finally able to admit his true nature to himself. Yet he’s been taught homosexuality is a sin, so he tries to push away his feelings, but to no avail.

Joe Bufford is an out gay man and an ex-Delta Force member who was medically discharged after an injury to his hand leaves him no longer able to perform his duties. His job as a mechanic at the airport is hardly a long-term career choice, but Joe has no idea where he can utilize the skills he learned in the Army.

Vladimir and Joe meet, and Joe instantly recognizes Vladimir as a terrified closet case. Before he knows it, Joe is offering to help Vladimir figure out what he is and what he wants. As time goes on, Joe begins to hope more and more that the answers to those questions lie with him.

Price: $5.99

My info:

Website: http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com
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Review: Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks
Posted: October 24, 2012 in Books, Random House, Reviews
Tags: Highlanders, Historicals, Maya Banks, Random House, Reviews
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Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks

5 Hockeystyxxx

King Alexander II sent a decree to Lairds Armstrong and Montgomery that neither clan could ignore. There would be a wedding and his most valued supporters would have to put their hatred towards each other aside as they would join their families as soon as possible putting all their animosity in the past. Graeme Montgomery could not believe that his line would now end with him after the King had ordered him to take the daft woman to be his bride. What could come of a union with a woman who was sheltered because of her infirmary?

Eveline Armstrong had lost her hearing after a fall escaping a wedding to a man who was adept at hiding his true self to even her own family. A man with two faces. The loving, caring ‘husband to be’ and nobleman to everyone else; and the torturing, vile, lecherous man to his bride. Losing the use of her voice was altogether another problem. What started out as her taking time to recuperate ended up as the only way out of a marriage from hell. At the Montgomery keep Eveline soon has an ally in her sister in law, Rorie. Her secret now in danger of being revealed she needs to find a way to tell her husband that she is not daft but scared of Ian McHugh and the life she needed to escape.

Eveline finds her way into the hearts of the new clan but not before she slaves herself causing irreparable rifts between the Laird and the women of the castle. Realizing their mistake too late when she is betrayed and kidnapped and it will take a true truce and merging of the two enemies to defeat the kidnapper and save Eveline from the fate awaiting her.

Maya Banks never disappoints. Picking up a thrilling contemporary, an erotic historical or a sexy highland escape that has Ms. Bank’s name on the cover always delivers a story that will wrap you up in emotion, titillate your senses and have you scouring for more as soon as they book is back on the nightstand. Needless to say book hangovers are pretty much a given when I pick up her books and this one did not disappoint. Graeme and Eveline’s story was all of what I said above and more. Eveline was a strong and brave heroine who had to find a way to survive, giving up a connection that she once shared with her family and with the horses she loved to protect herself from the threat that hung over her life. Graeme is a gruff and battle scarred warrior but he opens his heart to the woman he is forced to wed and soon finds himself captivated by the beauty that his silent but determined wife by his side. I hate to be cliché but I cannot wait for more highland tales from Ms. Banks and am positive that it will prove to be another delicious escape.

I received an ebook copy of this book for my honest review through Net Galley from the publisher Random House Publishing

Book Depository http://www.bookdepository.com/Never-Seduce-Scot-Maya-Banks/9780345533234

Amazon http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/0345533232/ref=cm_cr_mts_prod_img

Random House http://www.randomhouse.com/book/216522/never-seduce-a-scot-by-maya-banks

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Review: Sharing Hailey by Samantha Ann King
Posted: October 24, 2012 in Books, Carina Press, Reviews
Tags: 4 Hockeystyxx, Carina Press, Reviews, Samantha Ann King
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Sharing Hailey by Samantha Ann King

4 Hockeystyxxx

Hailey Anderson had been in love with her brothers’ best friends forever but she could neither choose between the two or let one or both of them go from her life. Even though she had dreamed of being more than a “kid sister” to them for years she could not stop herself from wanting both men. Mark Allen and Tony Adamo had waited for Hailey while she stumbled in and out of relationships and inevitably came to them each time they fell apart. Waiting forever it seemed for her to step up and make a choice between the two, they had both loved her for far too long to wait any longer. This last breakup only pushed them further especially when the man threatened her. They had had enough and they were going to make her see that she needed to make a decision because two men who loved her were through waiting. They couldn’t chose and if she didn’t well then they would just share.

The problem is they had neither Tony nor Mark had any idea it was going to truly be a threesome relationship. Shocking both of them as much as they had ever been with the level of intimacy between themselves when they found pleasure in her bed. Daniel, her ex, isn’t finished though and his attacks are escalating but with bringing the cops in on it there are some questions that need to be answered. When they are forced to extremes to protect themselves they must find a way to deal with the aftermath, face the truth of their relationship and re-evaluate the connection that they share.

This book brought the heat. I was totally wrapped up in this story and screaming for more! I loved their intimacy, feeling the emotion as they explored their feelings for each other and struggled to make sense out of their hearts craving for a more permanent connection between the three that they had never entertained before. I wanted more of the Mark and Tony explorations but my one disappointment was that I was left hanging in that department with only a taste to whet my appetite instead of a grand buffet of M/M/F intimacies. If you want to explore this genre a little further and are just testing the waters it is a delicious choice for biting into a ménage for the first time and one that kept an open to anything reader like me captivated as well.

I received an ebook copy through Net Galley from the publisher, Carina Press, for my unbiased review.

Carina Press: http://ebooks.carinapress.com/C7E5CEEC-9618-4568-B6D8-0CAC03EC3011/10/134/en/ContentDetails.htm?ID=5322776B-4C29-40F6-9CD1-904B964CCBEF

Kindle Copy: http://www.amazon.com/Sharing-Hailey-ebook/dp/B00814K01Q

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sharing-hailey-samantha-ann-king/1110738773

This is a repost from my original blog. This is my own work.

Seven Years to Sin by Sylvia Day
Posted: October 5, 2012 in Books, Reviews
Tags: 5 Hockeystyxx, Books, Erotic, Hispornicals, Reviews, Sylvia Day
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Seven Years to Sin by Sylvia Day

5/5 Hockey Styxx

On the day of her wedding Lady Jessica Sheffield watches as the decedent and indecent Alistair plays with his latest paramour in the gazebo; all the while keeping contact with her eyes, with her soul. Running into her betrotheds arms, Jessica all but throws herself to him, begging to be taken even before the vows are read. With her beloved Benedict gone a year now it is time for Jessica to take care of business, planning to head back to the island and the plantation her husband had left to her. Never in her wildest dreams did she think she would meet up with Alistair again or the power he held over her after 7 long years. The power to make her weep with need and desire like he had done so briefly without a touch under the waning moon so long ago.

Alistair Caulfield had never gotten over the one woman who had captivated his heart so long ago despite their very brief yet intimate interlude and the connection made despite never touching each other. Now a successful merchant he had stayed away as much to be out of his father’s reach as to stay away from Lady Jessica. When her brother in law asked his favor in keeping the widow safe on her journey he could neither say no nor submerge his desire to finally capture the woman of his dreams. No other had captured his heart and no other could come closer than the Lady Jessica herself.

Taking a return trip back to the islands was not what he intended but it would give him the chance to see Jessica as she is now and attempt to win her over especially when he not only had purchased a berth on the ship she intended to sail on but owned that ship and others thanks to his determination to prove himself. Jessica had never forgotten the passion that Alistair had stirred within her but the younger man had always been much too arrogant in his preening for her to admit her notice even with her betrothal to a man who had captured her heart. Tarley had once held her heart and admittedly a comfortable passion but it was nothing like the erotic intensity that Alistair ignited within her and a temptation that she could not deny.

Whew. This erotic historical delight was beyond what I was expecting when I opened the first pages. I was absolutely enthralled in their arousing and exciting adventure that led them to opening up themselves to both passion and love like they had never found before. A little danger, a lot of spice and a fantastically delicious helping of sexy sensual interludes combine to deliver one of the best historical reads I have read this year. I loved their interactions, their emotional bond and their intimate explorations as they give in to a connection that they had let simmer for 7 years before consummating it this exceptional read.

BookDepostitory.com:

http://www.bookdepository.com/Seven-Years-Sin-Sylvia-Day/9780758290410

Amazon Print:

http://www.amazon.com/Seven-Years-Sin-Sylvia-Day/dp/0758290411/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349403502&sr=1-1&keywords=seven+years+to+sin

Kindle Copy:

http://www.amazon.com/Seven-Years-to-Sin-ebook/dp/B008TSNRKK/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1349403502&sr=1-1

Note: I received this copy for review from Net Galley. This is my honest opinion of the book.
This is a repost from my original blog. This is my own work.

A Jaguar’s Kiss by Katie Reus
Posted: October 5, 2012 in Books, Reviews
Tags: 4 Hockeystyxx, Books, Katie Reus, Reviews, Shifters
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A Jaguar’s Kiss by Katie Reus

4/5 Hockey Styxx

Gabriela Segura needed some time away from her job after dealing with the loss of her team so accepting her mother’s invitation to return home for a visit was the perfect escape. If only she could escape running into Owen Wright, her once best friend who had cut her to the bone and severed their growing bond before they could fully explore what they might have had. Getting accosted and kidnapped by his brother was not what she expected when she stepped out of the restaurant though, and apparently neither did Owen when he found her bound in his office leaving her jaguar no other choice but to run from the wolf.

Alpha Owen Wright knew who was waiting in his office before his brother opened his mouth to tell him what stupid thing he had done in hopes of flushing out the jaguar who had been attacking humans from the community. Gabriela was the one woman he let get away. The one he had always wanted and the one he had no clue as to why she ran from him. He had to catch her and let her know the reason why his idiot brother took her off the streets at gunpoint before she found herself in danger from the killer hiding amongst them.

Gabriela and Owen have a history that needs some details filled in but the one thing they both know, even if they only admit it to themselves, is that there is a connection between them that the miles and years apart from each other did nothing to diminish. With the stunning revelation that they had more than the severed connection between them to keep them in each other’s lives they both realize that they need to face their past if they hope to have a chance of working together to find out who was truly behind the attacks.

Sexy, fast paced, exciting and dangerous! This novella captivated me just as quickly as Ethan snagged Gabriela off the street and drew me into their plight and the emotional connection of Owen and the woman he let get away so long ago. The immediate flair of desire is evident as they briefly glimpse each other before Gabriela runs and Owen, for several reasons, follows hooking me into their story even more. I am totally diving into more Katie Reus books as soon as possible!

I received this review copy from the author for an honest review.
This is a repost from my original blog site. It is my own work.

Watch Me by Lisa Renee Jones

Posted: January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

Watch Me by Lisa Renee Jones
Posted: October 5, 2012 in Books, Reviews
Tags: 4.5 Hockeystyxx, Books, Lisa Renee Jones, Reviews
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4.5/5 Hockey Styxx

Watch Me by Lisa Renee Jones

Stepping Up Series

Meagan Tippan is more than just the producer of a reality dance show, America’s Stepping Up. It’s her baby and the last chance to prove to everyone, including herself, that she has what it takes and is worth the risk. One that proved even riskier since the series of mishaps began on set causing rumors to swell and consume the entire cast and crew as well as the media who had glammed on to the news.

Samuel Kellar, head of security, knew Meagan was the kind of woman who could hold her own in almost any situation but things were quickly getting out of hand with the “accidents” and it was his job to get involved and flush out who or what was behind them. Even if it meant getting closer to Meg than he had expected. Call it a bonus.

Meagan had a passion for dancing that an injury put on permanent hold but nothing compared to the one which forced Sam to resign from his Special Forces position. She needed to focus on that passion and this project. Not failing. And not getting involved with the sexy as sin head of security. The studio was promoting the curse as a paranormal threat against the show but the danger is real and the danger of falling in love is even more so for Meagan when Sam steps in to flush out the real threat. A threat to the show, to Meagan and to her very real connection to Sam’s heart.

Lisa Renee Jones is the Queen of taking every day “reality fiction” and creating captivating romantic escapes for her readers. With her spin on “Storage Wars” as part of the base for If I Were You she created an erotic world of intrigue and emotional revelations for her characters. In Watch Me, a spin off a reality dance show is the basis for a suspenseful romantic read that kept me entertained from cover to cover. Sam and Meagan were both intriguing and sexy as hell as they finally give in to the instant chemistry that they had been denying for a while and let it lead them into both a relationship and a passionate love that they both shared. I loved their banter and deliciously passionate and arousing path they take in finding out the truth about who is out to stop them from sharing a future together and making the show the success they both want it to be.

Harlequin Store Print:

http://www.harlequin.com/storeitem.html?iid=26641

Kindle copy:

http://www.amazon.com/Watch-Me-Harlequin-Blaze-ebook/dp/B0088NGZB4/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1349386802&sr=1-1

Amazon print copy:

http://www.amazon.com/Watch-Harlequin-Blaze-Renee-Jones/dp/0373797141/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349386802&sr=1-1&keywords=watch+me+lisa+renee+jones

Nook copy:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/watch-me-lisa-renee-jones/1109631992?ean=9780373797141

I received a kindle copy of this book for an honest review.

This is a repost from now defunct blog. This is my original work.

ReVamped Designs is now LIVE!

Posted: January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

Hi everyone! I just wanted to let you all know what has been going on… and let you know I am officially back. Reviews will be popping up soon and cover releases and more! AS well I wanted to share that my new online store is live! It is still in its first steps but the doors are open. Please check it out and share if you can!

Revamped-Designs.net

I will have on the spot designs for sale as well as links to order a custom personalized necklace or bracelet as well. There is also an order page for all my promotional items like bookthongs, key fobs, bottle openers and more!
ReVamped-Designs.net