Archive for June, 2011

Tamed by the Dom

Author: Jan Bowles

Publisher: Siren Publishing

Release Date: June 2011

Purchase:  http://www.bookstrand.com/tamed-by-the-dom

Katrina Masters had been away from her hometown of Fairfax, Texas for seventeen years.  With her mother’s death, she returned to settle the estate.  Katrina was determined that when she made an appearance in her hometown they were not going to see the same poor girl who had left, but instead they would find a chic woman, dressed in the height of fashion, who drove a jaguar. 

Katrina wanted to ensure that the town’s people saw that a new successful Katrina had emerged.  What she kept hidden was the fact that all of  her possessions had all been purchased with money from a loan shark.  She figured that with the money she was left from her mother’s estate, it would be enough to repay the loan. 

Colt Donahue had built a BDSM club known as Club Fusion on his land in Fairfax.  The town was in an uproar that such an unholy establishment existed.  They were determined to see him shut down.  Colt doesn’t let the local sheriff scare him away into closing down his business. The venture has been a very lucrative investment.

Since high school, Katrina had a secret crush on Colt Donahue.  When she almost runs over him, she gets an up close look at the man he had become as an adult.  When Colt sees Katrina, his Dom instincts immediately go into overdrive.  He knows that he wants to make her his submissive.  When he learns that Katrina’s mother has left her penniless, he offers her a job at his club to get a better opportunity to turn his Dom fantasy into a reality.

At first Katrina refuses Colt’s job offer, but she knows she has no other means to pay her debt.  Will Colt convince Katrina to allow him to give him a personal training session in the BDSM lifestyle?

Jan Bowles has once again produced an award winning novel!  TAMED BY THE DOM is another great adventure in the BDSM world.  Jan Bowles is an author who definitely knows how to write a sizzling BDSM novel.  I highly recommend any of her books to anyone who is searching for an author who can unlock the mysteries of the BDSM world.  TAMED By THE DOM is the third book in the Guilty Pleasure series; the other titles include:

  •  In Debt to the Dom – Book one of the Guilty Pleasures Series
  • Bought for the Millionaire’s Bed – Book two of the Guilty Pleasures Series


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Chastity Belt

Author: Shoshanna Evers

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

Release Date: April 20, 2011

Purchase:   http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-chastitybelt-544345-144.html?referrer=romjunkies

Georgia Hearn was deep in debt and knew she had to find some way to make some cash fast.  Through her friend Casey, she landed a job as a performer at an elite BDSM club called the Gentlemen’s Club.  There she encounters one of the GC client’s, Jonathan Syler.  Jonathan is quick to lay claim on Georgia.  He stakes out his territory by locking Georgia into a chastity belt.

Georgia has always fantasized about wearing a chastity belt.  Jonathan’s bold move in locking away her most prized assets attracts her to him. Will the two of them be able to develop a relationship once the belt is removed?  Or will Jonathan’s show of dominance scare her away?

CHASTITY BELT is taking the BDSM lifestyle to new heights.   Shoshanna Evers is a writer who knows how to write scenes that will literally take your breath away.  This is the first offering I have read of Ms. Evers, but it certainly will not be the last!  I am convinced that this author is guaranteed to deliver more heart stopping books in the future.

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In Debt to the Dom

Author: Jan Bowels

Publisher: Siren Publishing

Release Date: December 2010

Purchase:   http://www.bookstrand.com/in-debt-to-the-dom

Twenty-eight year old Maddie James had dedicated her life to her career, and worked her way up to the top.  She was now being considered for a promotion as a Managing Director.  The position could not have come at any better time in her life.  In helping her sister, she had put herself in financial debt.  She knew that if she could land the job, it would help in solving her problems.

Goldstein Rivers CEO Keaton Rivers knew he had to make a decision on who to select for the Managing Director position.  All of the candidates were highly qualified; he felt confident that whoever he selected that they would do the company proud.

There is one of the candidates who he has taken a personal interest in, Maddie James.  He knows that Maddie is very confident in her abilities, but he feels she lacks the years of experience that is needed for such a responsible position.  Still that doesn’t stop him from scheduling an interview luncheon.  When he sees Maddie up close and personal her green eyes intrigue him further.

The unexpected occurs when a mysterious envelope arrives and Maddie opens it to find a DVD.  As she views it, she stands in horror at her sister who is being held hostage.  The kidnappers are demanding that Maddie wire more than a half of million dollars to a Swiss Bank account for her release.  Maddie is terrified of the danger her sister is in, and decides to risk her job by using the funds entrusted in her care to wire to the bank account.

Maddie’s transaction does not go unnoticed; Keaton is quick to be informed of her career ending decision.  He is disappointed that one of his top employees stole from him.  He knows that he should press charges and put Maddie behind bars for her betrayal.  Instead, he decides to make her a deal, she will spend a month with him while he is on vacation.  She will bend to his every sexual whim, no boundaries will be unexplored.

Maddie doesn’t want to end up in jail, and accepts Keaton’s offer.  She learns that Keaton is a Dom and he is intent on seeing that she become his willing submissive.  Will she find that her deal with the Devil Dom is more than she ever anticipated?

IN DEBT TO THE DOM is one scorching romance!  I was impressed out how Jan Bowles brought Keaton and Maddie together.  Their union was one explosive encounter that brought Fourth of July early to the Housley household.  I was highly impressed with how the author weaved together a plot that was literally ingenious.  IN DEBT TO THE DOM is not your usual BDSM novel, it overflows with a story that will long stay with your heart.

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Prayer Walk – Becoming a Woman of Prayer, Strength, & Discipline
Janet Holm McHenry
WalterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group
12265 Oracle Blvd. Suite 200, Colorado Springs, CO 80921
9781578563760 $13.99

Purchase:  http://www.waterbrookmultnomah.com


New Year’s resolutions are often made in haste, and then are forgotten shortly after the first of the year. To the Christian woman, her goals often include “more pray time” and “exercise”. Often, these two resolutions fall short because life has a way of interfering and taking a person away from achieving their goal.

Thirteen years ago, author Janet Holm McHenry felt her life was out of control. She was overweight, and found she was on the verge of depression. Her busy schedule didn’t allow her to spend any time on herself improvement. As it kept getting harder to simplest tasks, she knew that she had to do something to regain her life.

Janet came up with the idea to devote the first hour of each day to a daily walk. In this time, she would pray for her family. Throughout the weeks, she discovered others who needed her prayers; she added their names to her walking prayer routine. In as little as a month, she found that she was more ease with her life, and had developed a renewed feeling of purpose.

Janet knew that her morning pray walks were changing her both mentally and physically. She felt it was like God was guiding her to keep up with the workout routine. She felt that if it could help her, then surely there was someone else in the world that needed her newfound knowledge.

Though the pages of Prayer Walk – Becoming a Woman of Prayer, Strength, & Discipline Janet reveals all of the details of the program that changed her life. What I found so amazing is that she even covered the basics of what type of shoes to wear, and some essential warm up and cool down stretches. This added bonus will be a lifesaver to someone who is new to any type of fitness program.

Prayer Walk – Becoming a Woman of Prayer, Strength, & Discipline is a book that all Christian women should add to their must read list. It has the power to not only get you in top physical shape, but also deepen your spiritual relationship. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is seeking a program that can offer both a mental and physical relaxation.

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Praying for Your Future Husband – Preparing Your Heart for His
Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer
WalterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group
12265 Oracle Blvd. Suite 200, Colorado Springs, CO 80921
9781601423481 $13.99

Purchase:  http://www.waterbrookmultnomah.com

In every single Christian’s life they dream of the day in which they will meet that special person to share their life with. For some, it seems that day will never come. They seek that special someone who God has selected to come into their life and be able to walk through their lives hand in hand.

Praying for Your Future Husband – Preparing Your Heart for His was written by two friends Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer. Both were eager to find their mate, but thought it was taking longer than they anticipated meeting “The One”.

Believing in their strong Christian faith, Robin and Tricia invited God into their prayers to help search out the person that was to be their future mate. They found that once that put their heart into turning their future love life over to the Lord that their faith and devotion would be enough for the Lord to lead the man of their dreams into their lives.

Robin and Tricia prayer routine strengthened their faith in God and also relieved them of a burden of worrying when they would find that special someone. They were not shy about asking the Lord to hear their wants and needs.

In Praying for Your Future Husband – Preparing Your Heart for His Robin and Tricia share their knowledge of how they put their faith in the Lord and he lead them to their future husbands. They also include inspirational Bible verses, prayers, and practical applications that will appeal to any single Christian woman.

Being single, I was immediately drawn to the concept of praying for your future husband. I hope that with the knowledge I gained in this book and my faith in the Lord, that I will be able to one day soon be one of their success stories.

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Devils on Horseback: Gideon

Author: Beth Williamson

Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd

Release Date: April 19, 2011

Purchase:  http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-gideon-543236-154.html?referrer=romjunkies

Gideon Blackwood has been labeled Tanger’s most eligible bachelor.  The townsfolk are set to ensure that they find him a bride.  Gideon does not want to follow in the rest of his friends footsteps in walking down an aisle.  Tired of people trying to play matchmaker for him, he leaves Tanger behind to find some peace and quiet and to visit friends in the town of Grayton.

 On his way to his friend’s home, he stumbles upon a broken down wagon.  His southern gentleman instincts kick in as he stops to help the disabled wagon.  He did not expect to find a spit fire of a woman welding a gun at him.  

 Twenty year old Chloe Ruskin left her Virginia home with her grandmother and two twin orphans.  She knew that it was up to her to see them to the safety of their final destination of Corpus Christi where her Grandmother’s sister Julia had agreed to provide them a roof over their heads.

Chloe is unable to see how handsome Gideon is, she knows that men like him don’t cross her path every day.  Chloe who is still a virgin, makes the decision to offer her body to him.  She knows that she is well past the time of losing her innocence, and can’t think of a better man who would be the one to take her special gift. 

Gideon is unaware that Chloe has no experience with men.  He assumes that by her offering her body to him it is a common practice that she is use to occurring.  As he holds her in his arms, he knows that she has little to no experience.  He wants to ensure that this encounter will leave a pleasant memory.

Chloe is hurt the next morning when she finds herself alone in her bed.  Gideon seems to not want to mention what transpired before them the night before.  Chloe accepts his rejection, for she knew that a man like Gideon would not settle down for a Plain Jane such as herself.

When the twins go missing, Chloe and Gideon join forces to track down their location.  They are puzzled when their search does not turn up the children.  When they return to camp, they are shocked to see that Granny and the wagon have also disappeared. 

Chloe feels as everything she loves in the world has been taken away from her.  She has only Gideon to help her find her missing family.  Will Gideon agree to help Chloe locate her family?  Will their close quarters bring out feelings that neither one of them anticipated?  Can such a rocky relationship end with a happy ending?

DEVILS ON HORSEBACK BOOK FIVE – GIDEON is another exceptional addition to the Devils on Horseback series.  What I find so unique about Beth Williamson’s books is that even though it is part of a series, you are able to pick up any title and not be lost.  It takes a rare talent to be able to pull such a feat off.

Other titles in the Devils on Horseback Series include:

Devils on Horseback: Book 1 – Nate
Devils on Horseback: Book 2 – Jake
Devils on Horseback: Book 3 – Zeke
Devils on Horseback: Book 4 – Lee

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