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The Virgin Pirate

Author: Temple Hogan

Publisher: Resplendence

Release Date: 2010

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Nellie Bouchard father, Black Jack Barlowand, was a legendary pirate who raised her on his pirate ship.  She inherited his lust to rob from the sea and learned from her father how to best any man.  As an adult she captained her own pirate ship, The Merry Virgin.  She is famous for her success at capturing English vessels and has a high price on her head.

Through the capture of a ship known as the Duchess of Dover, she meets its captain Lord Trey Carlyle, Earl of Guilford.  She senses that Trey is a man that will refuse to be anyone’s prisoner. Her womanly nature cannot help but notice that Trey is one handsome man.

Nellie has always secretly craved a better life for herself.  She decides that Trey is the man she wishes to bring her body to full womanhood.  What she didn’t anticipate was how involved she would become with Trey.   His skillful hands as a lover far exceed her wildest dreams.   

Will Trey rescue Nellie from the harshness of the sea and provide her a new life filled with love and acceptance?  Or will he let the fact that he is an English Earl stand between their new found love?

THE VIRGIN PIRATE is an exceptional historical romance. Temple Hogan possesses the same talent as legendary author Kathleen E. Woodwiss; she has the unique ability to be able to paint a scene with her words that allow you the ability to see if play out in your mind.  Authors such as Temple Hogan come few and far between.  With each masterpiece that they write, you are assured that you will have a book that you will treasure long after you finish the last page.


THE VIRGIN PIRATE is the first book in the Pirate’s Booty series.  The other titles include:  HER PIRATE LOVER, THE PIRATE LOVER, and THE PIRATE BRIDE.

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Half Hearts

Author: Sherri Desbois

Publisher: Liquid Silver Books

Release Date: January 10, 2011

Purchase:  http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-halfhearts-511864-149.html?referrer=romjunkies

At eighteen, Charlie McCarty’s found herself alone in the world when her Grandmother died.  She allowed her heart to be broken by a man she trusted to love her for herself.  Now alone in the world, she had to make some hard decisions on how she was to move forward with her life.  

Charlie rose out of the pits of despair and made a new life for herself.  She enrolled in college to obtain her Veterinarian degree.  She begins her residency in the town of Redfield.  With Charlie’s dark past, she finds it hard to trust in anyone.

At a local bar, Charlie’s friend invites her to spend a night celebrating her success.  Jack’s Place is not her normal choice to relax, but Charlie figures for one night it couldn’t hurt. 

Charlie never anticipated receiving a drink from one of the sexiest men she had ever seen.  The handsome cowboy’s intense stare was enough to set her body on fire.   When Trevor introduced himself, Charlie knew she was under his command.  She quickly fell for the hypnotic spell he created for her. 

Trevor makes an offer that Charlie finds she can’t refuse.  He makes the suggestion that she join him and his friend Kegan in a night where they will both worship her body.  With this encounter, Charlie’s expectations are far exceeded.  Together the two men set her body on fire; she finds that she has never experienced such pleasure.

With this one night of passion the trio knows this is just the start of something special.  Fate has a way of intervening by returning a person’s dark past to the present.  Will this encounter threaten the new found love the three have discovered?

HALF HEARTS is an exceptional book that offers a pleasurable reading experience.  From the first page you will fall in love with Charlie and all the hardships that she encountered.  Trevor and Kegan are the substance that you find yourself daydreaming about; they are true examples of the American cowboy.  All of these elements combined makes HALF HEARTS one award winning novel.

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Prisoner of Desire

Author: Mary Wine

Publisher: Samhain

Release Date: December 28, 2010

Purchase:  http://store.samhainpublishing.com/prisoner-desire-p-6200.html?osCsid=a613c24ff7beb398007033f39c06ec36

With the death of her mother, Lorena St. John was shocked to learn that her stepfather had arranged a marriage to a Caribbean commissioner.  He refuses to allow her to have any say in her future and books her passage on the first ship bound to Bermuda.

As Lorena makes the journey, she prays that her intended with be a kind and loving man she can grow to love.  When she meets Commissioner Adam Mordaunt she knows her dreams of finding love will never come true.  She finds him to be a demanding man who is a slave master. 

Lorena’s strong willed temper does not set well with Adam.  He is intent on controlling her every move.  To show his authority, he punishes Loreana by locking her out of his home.  Loreana finds herself without any funds and tossed out in the hot tropical sun.  To compliment matters further she runs into a lot of sea faring men.

Captain Warren Rawlings sees Loreana as a pawn to help save his brother from the British forces.  He admires her spirit and knows she isn’t some fragile flower that needs coddling.  Loreana at first resisted her imprisonment aboard the Huntress, but as each day passes she finds herself softening to the motley crew. 

Will Warren keep to his original plan to use Loreana and then cast her aside once she has served his purpose?  Or will he find himself in a fight to earn her love?

Mary Wine has written a delightful swashbuckling romance in PRISIONER OF DESIRE.  For anyone who enjoys a well written high action historical romance then this is definitely the book that you want to add to your next reading pleasure.  With every offering I have found with Mary Wine, I am convinced that she offers the very best for her reading fans.

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Maid for Master

Author: Nina Pierce

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

Release Date: January 2011

Purchase:  http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-maidformaster-511888-144.html?referrer=romjunkies

Forty-one year old Claire Calderwood was successful in business and unlucky in love.  When her latest relationship ends in heartache, she makes the decision to take a walk on the wild side.  She decides to treat herself to an exclusive BDSM pleasure palace known as XTC Resorts.

 Jonathon Brierton has secretly been love with Claire for years.  She never has given him an opportunity to prove his love for she only seen him as her brother’s best friend.  When Claire’s latest affair ends, he hopes to be able to convince her to see him as the man who deserves her affection.

Jonathon recognizes that Claire is a true submissive.  As a Dom he would like nothing better then to bind her hands and bring her to her knees.  He knows that he has kept his ownership of XTC Resorts as a secret.  He hopes by coming there together he will be able to reveal himself as Master Xavier and introduce her to a world of both pain and pleasure.

Will Claire be willing to have an open mind to the BDSM lifestyle?  How will she react when Jonathon reveals another piece of his identity?

Nina Pierce’s MAID FOR MASTER is one delicious BDSM book!  With each electrifying passage you will find yourself questioning whether if summer has come early.  I was highly impressed with how she expertly weaves Jonathon’s Dom role as an owner of an exclusive BDSM resort.  I highly recommend this book to anyone who is new to BDSM and wishes to find a book that will give you an up close and personal look.

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The Pleasure Club: The Park Rangers

Author: Eve Knight

Publisher: Cobblestone Press

Release Date: 1/28/11

Purchase:  http://www.cobblestone-press.com/catalog/books/parkrangers.htm

Julie’s life as a phone sex operator leaves her feeling empty and alone.  For once, she would like to do something to satisfy her own wants and needs.  When she reveals this to a friend, she suggests that she try The Pleasure Club.  The Pleasure Club is an elite society that allows a person’s innermost fantasy the opportunity to be turned into a reality.

 Julie has always dreamed of taking a walk on the wild side out into the woods at her favorite park, where she would meet two rugged park rangers who would shower her body with all of the love and attention it craved.

The day arrived when Julie got the letter from the Pleasure Club Management that informed her of where her Pleasure fantasy would take place.  She knew that this was by far the most daring thing she had ever attempted.  She decided to leave caution to the wind and take the plunge to discover what the Pleasure Masters had created out of her fantasy.

When she met Ranger Jim and Ranger Brad, they far exceeded her expectations.  Together, they brought her body to a high she never knew existed.  When a new day dawns and Julie finds herself alone, will she be convinced that what she experienced was only an exotic dream or a memory of a lifetime?

THE PARK RANGERS is another wonderful installment to The Pleasure Club series.  Eve Knight does an exceptional job in weaving a tale that provides a high blend of exotic pleasure.  For anyone new to the Pleasure Club, let me warn you, once you experience one of these books there is no way you can stop until you read every one in the series.

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Beauty and the Beast

Author: Fiona Neal

Publisher: New Concept Publishing

Release Date: January 2011

Purchase:  http://www.newconceptspublishing.com/fionanealbooks.html#BEAUTYANDTHEBEAST

When Isabelle Dunbar’s father fell ill he asked her to make a journey to deliver some important documents that would help save him from financial ruin.  To provide herself some company, she decided to ask her sisters to accompany her on the trip.  On their way back, a raging storm slows their progress.  To save on time, their driver makes the decision to trespass on a Lord’s land. 

Their passage is discovered by Lord Haldon, who sends his men to stop their carriage.  He insists that they stay the night at his castle.  Unknown to Belle and her sisters, a curse was put on Haldon that makes him appear hideous.  The only way in which he will be released of the spell is if he can find a woman who is able to see past his beastly form and discover his true beauty.

When morning arrives, Haldon makes a proposition to Belle to save her father.  In exchange for saving her father’s life she would live forever with him at his castle.  Belle is desperate to save her father’s life and readily agrees to Haldon’s offer.

As the days pass she discovers that there is more to Haldon then what meets her eyes.  She finds that instead of a beast she is starting to see him as a man.  Will Belle be the woman Haldon has been seeking to break the curse?

Fiona Neal’s weaves an enchanting Beauty and the Beast tale.  No matter how many times this reviewer reads a reenactment of this beloved story, it literally takes my breath away.  How Belle sees past Haldon’s hideous appearance will surely have you shedding a tear or two.  This is a wonderful fairytale who in the hands of Fiona Neal becomes a masterpiece.

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Bondage Ranch 3: Moving On

Author: Sindra van Yssel

Publisher: Loose Id

Release Date: January 11, 2011

Purchase:  http://www.loose-id.com/Bondage-Ranch-3-Moving-On.aspx

On the day of her divorce Selena decides to celebrate her new found freedom with a drink.  At the bar, she meets James Culver.  He offers to show her the time of her life; she throws caution to the wind and takes him up on his offer.  James gives Selena her first taste of BDSM.  She recognizes that he is an expert Master for he brings her body to heights she never thought possible. 

 Unknown to Selena, James is a police officer.  A bomb threat at a local school puts an abrupt end to their day of play.  As he was forced to leave her in peaceful slumber, he regrets not being able to explain his disappearance when she awoke.

A year passes, and Selena still remembers every detail of the day she met James.  Through a friend, she finds out about the Bondage Ranch.  She knows that it is highly unlikely she will run into James, but she has to give her body the opportunity to see is she has a real interest in BDSM.

With a serial killer plaguing the BDSM scene, James knows that he has the experience to bring the killer to justice.  The only lead the police have is a blog note of one of the victims saying he was to meet with a redhead. 

James is surprised to find Selena at the Bondage Ranch.  With her being a redhead, she immediately becomes a suspect.  His instincts tell him that she is innocent of the crime, but as a professional he has to consider all possibilities. 

Selena tries to fit into the BDSM lifestyle.  James sees her hesitancy and offers to show her all that it offers.  James never anticipated on mixing business with pleasure, but there is a killer intent on finding his next victim, will James be too late to stop him from succeeding with the sinister plan?

BONDAGE RANCH 3:  MOVING ON is more than your typical BDSM book; it provides a riveting murder mystery.  I found myself caught up in all the drama that was unfolding.  This book will keep you guessing right up until the last few pages.  This is my first book that I have read by Sindra van Yssel, but it surely will not be my last.  She has proven to me that she is an author that can offer the maximum benefit to her readers.

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