Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Backstage Pass: A Billionaire Musician/Mistaken Identity/Scorching Hot Short Story by Cynthia D'Alba

**Previously Published in 2014 as part of Cowboy Heat Anthology**

For my birthday, my BFF sends me a gigolo who looks exactly like my favorite musician.
I didn't let him sing because why ruin the fantasy, right?
Besides, he’s too busy fulfilling all the rest of my sexual fantasies.

This is a very sexy short story with enough steam to make you want to rent heroine's room in Vegas!
No cheating, no cliffhangers, HEA guaranteed!
~5200 words

My review:
Hot! Hot! Hot! This may be a short story but it goes from zero to scorching in seconds flat. I could use a birthday present like that!  Not for the faint of heart.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Prancing of a Papillon (Fuzzy Love #2) by Tara Lain

Opposites attracting, billionaires getting kidnapped, a Papillon who’s smarter than you are, and near-death at a dog show….

Jericho Jones is giving up on social life. What social life? Six-foot-five and packed with muscles he barely earned, Jericho looks like an alpha top, when he’s actually a gentle bottom who teaches first grade and lives with his hypochondriac mother. When Jericho’s friends, Finn and Em, suggest he accompany Finn to a dog show as the handler for their Papillon, Batshit, he decides, while he might be the world’s least likely Papillon prancer, he’d be grateful for a new experience and a few days away from Mama.

Jericho’s prepared to take dog handling seriously, but he’s not prepared for the pure lust he feels for wealthy dog owner, Brees Apollonia, a guy totally out of Jericho’s league. But Brees’s family issues make Jericho’s look tame – his father wants to marry him to the daughter of a prospective business partner. When Brees starts being followed by unknown guys, he thinks his father’s trying to scare him and uses it as an excuse to be “protected” by big, hunky Jericho. But pretend gets way out of control, and suddenly the only thing between Brees and possible death is a smart dog with big ears, three intrepid women, and gentle wimp, Jericho Jones.

My review:
Batshit is back! We knew that Bat was a champion (Passions of a Papillon) and now Finn and Em are getting requests to show her again. They get their gentle giant of a friend, first grade teacher Jericho Jones, to agree to be her handler.
I love that the author shows us that you can’t judge a book by its cover. Jericho is a hunky 6’5” and most decidedly not a top everyone expects him to be. He is looking for someone who gets that. But after another really bad blind date he has about given up on love. But Bat and karma are about to help him out. This book is sweet and wonderfully entertaining.

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Zero’s Heart (Lathar Mercenaries: Warborne Book 1) by Mina Carter

Return to the worlds of the Lathar, as you've never seen them before...

She wanted a coffee and an easy shift. Instead, she got a smart-alec mercenary and commandos trying to kill her…

Medically discharged from the military over a decade ago, Station Chief Eris Archer just wants a quiet life. But life on a frontier station like Tarantus is never dull. The wild west of space, she’s used to less than scrupulous characters crossing her path.

So when handsome cyborg, Zero, charms her with fantastical tales of being non-human, she takes it with a pinch of salt. When commandos storm the base, trying to kill her and she ends up with a price on her head, she has to trust him with her life… but can she trust him with her heart?

He doesn’t know where he came from, but he knows one thing… his destiny is with her.

Zero is a mystery, even to himself. Since waking up badly damaged in a wrecked shuttle, he’s made his home with the Warborne, a band of Latharian Mercenaries with a lethal reputation. He lives fast and he expects to die young…

Until he meets her. Eris Archer captures the attention of all his instincts, human and cyborg. Drawn to her like a targeting lock… he wants to get to know her better. But his plans for a date in the station’s brig are foiled by people with guns and they have to get off the station. Fast.

Between murderous commandoes, betrayals and an unexpected rescue mission; can Zero prove to her that he’s all the man, or machine, she’ll ever need...

My review:
Nobody writes sexy scifi romance quite like Mina Carter. This book is a prime example of why I love her work. Sexy, sassy and loaded with action this story has it all. Our hero is a cyborg who knows what he wants. Our heroine is a woman who has been betrayed by those she should have been able to trust above all and a cast of quirky sidekicks for comedic relief.  

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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Devil's Jewel: An HPG Psychic Hunters Romance (Hunter Protection Group Book 1) by Sasha White

Being a mind reader isn't all it's cracked up to be.
For one thing, everyday people do not know how to shield. Unfortunately most demons and things that go bump in the night do.
Which is why when a demon hides out in his sisters home town Devil is willing to do whatever he needs to in order to take him out-- even if it means working with a sexy secretive Traveller who makes it very ... hard to concentrate, and has an agenda of her own.

My review:
Devil's Jewel is a fast paced sexy thrill ride. Angelo Devlin, Angel to his sister and Devil to his friends, is a telepath and a hunter of paranormal bad guys. This perp is taking him close to home. Jewel is a sexy, independent woman who is on a quest of her own. The chemistry between Devil and Jewel teases and tortures us until they finally get the chance to consummate. This is a delightfully hot romantic suspense.

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Dark Justice (The Asylum Fight Club Book 6) by Bianca Sommerland & Tibby Armstrong

Gravity is just another force to overcome.

Renowned aerial artist Avery Dylan has a secret. He’s not who he seems to be. A mercenary by trade, he’s been activated by his handlers in a desperate move to bring down an impossible-to-reach target inside the infamous Asylum Fight Club.

When his high wire act proves easier to execute than one elusive submissive, Avery must resort to more than slithering silks and suggestive moves to breach the club’s defenses. Infiltrating its security requires sneaking past its most carefully guarded boundary—Rhodey Leonov’s heart.

But this is one drop that could kill.

When emotions distract from a mission, it never ends well. For the other guy. There are more headstones in Rhodey Leonov’s past than notches on his belt, which is a track record he lives with. Literally. Being unstoppable keeps his family safe. They may hate his methods, but so long as they’re in one piece, he can live with that.

Until an attack on The Asylum’s newest member reveals a weakness Rhodey can’t let stand. Having Avery recover in his bed for a few days could be a lethal mistake, though Rhodey’s not quite ready to reach for the shovel… Unless it’s to dig himself into the dark pit he’s escaped for so long. With a sub whose sweetness might be nothing but venom.

For both men, love isn’t an option, because falling only leads to one place…

A shallow grave.

My review:
I love this series. I get lost in these characters and sadly leave at the end of each book. Rhodey has been an important secondary character one that I’ve been dying to know more about. This is the book that tells us more. Rhodey is rough, buff, tough and stuff. He is the protector. He has helped keep The Asylum and its inhabitants safe. But his is a lonesome path.  Avery aims to change that.  This story sucked me in and refused to let me go. I will admit that there was a scene that literally stopped my heart for a moment. It’s going to be hard for the authors to top this one.

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

The Accidental Troll (Accidentally Paranormal Book 19) by Dakota Cassidy

Who says trolls can’t be sexy?

Murphy Umanski, personal assistant and sister to Nova LaRue, the beautiful, popular Instagram influencer, has her hands full keeping her client in check. Nova has a big following, a big mouth, and because of it, she has even a bigger problem.

After posting an anonymous and inflammatory comment on a rival’s Instagram page, someone turns her into a troll—and not the cute little troll doll so popularly used as a good luck charm in a rollicking game of bingo. No, in fact, Nova looks like something that lives in a hole in a tree in a haunted forest.

When Murphy reaches out to the OOPS gang for help, she ends up having an accident of her own. Rushing to the sisters’ aid is the newly-minted Troll King himself, Sten Peerson. Big, muscly, green-haired Sten The Troll King…

Dreamy sigh, right?

Well, sort of. Not making things any easier is his wild attraction to Murphy—which is leaving him unfocused in his new role as king. But as always, with every new turning comes the inevitable bad news. Nova’s powers as a troll are a highly sought-after commodity in the troll world.

And if Sten can’t figure out how to turn her back or find someone who can, she’s one dead rearview mirror decoration...

My review:

The OOPS gang is back and taking on pop culture and several accidental transformations by different means. This book is as sweet and sassy as any of the others but for some reason this book touched me more deeply. I was of course rooting for Murphy and Sten but I think it was Nova and Bella’s transformation that got to me most. An emotional ride wrapped up in a hilarious romp.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Chinchilla and the Devil by C.D. Gorri

Someone has been stealing meatless meatballs from the cafeteria at the Furry United Coalition Newbie Academy or FUCN'A as it's called for short!

Conflict Resolution & Situation De-escalation Counselor Sofia Pelosi must discover the culprit before the vegetarian cadets' revolt, but she doesn't know where to begin.

Tony Leeds is a private investigator who specializes in locating missing shifters. He's tracked one to FUCN'A but is denied his request to search their records.

When word gets out there's a meatball bandit on campus, Tony offers to help the curly-haired woman who causes his inner Devil to think naughty thoughts. Will she scratch his back in return?

Find out in Chinchilla and the Devil!

*This paranormal romance is an EveL Worlds novella set in Eve Langlais' Furry United Coalition (F.U.C.) World!

My review:
Chinchilla and the Devil is a laugh out loud romp in Eve Langlais' Furry United Coalition (F.U.C.) World. Each book can be read standalone. In this story we have a Canadian chinchilla shifter and an American Jersey Devil sharing suspects and hearts. This story will have your head spinning faster than a whirling dervish. Puns, acronyms and slapstick silliness abound.

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