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Archive for November, 2011

Phantom Touch

Author: Cindy Jacks

Publisher: Ellora Cave

Release Date: October 14, 2011

Purchase:  http://www.jasminejade.com/p-9623-phantom-touch.aspx

During the week Erika works at a dead end job as a data entry clerk. On the weekend, she transforms into her alter-ego Little Lottie, a singer at a local club.  Being Little Lottie allows her to let her hair down and live a carefree existence.

For months Erika has shared an online romance with a man known only to her as “Phantom”.  This man of mystery has her curiosity heightened.  She can’t wait for the day to meet him in person.

Phantom hides behind his computer to protect his real identity.  He fears if Erika were to discover who he really was she wouldn’t give him the time to prove that he is worthy of her love.   

The day arrives when Phantom reluctantly gives into Erika pleas to meet him.  He hides his identity by wearing a mask.  Will Phantom live up to Erika’s expectations as her perfect companion?  Or will her fantasy turn into her greatest nightmare? 

Being a fan of the Phantom of the Opera I was excited to find Phantom Touch by Cindy Jacks.  She puts a rather unique spin on a modern day Phantom of the Opera theme.  There are many similarities that are assured to delight true blue Phantom fans.  The only weakness I found in this book was the author using flashbacks of a time past revolving around Phantom.  At first I found these scenes distracted from the overall story, it was only until the end did I fully understand their meaning and how they played a huge part of the story.

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Invitation to Ecstasy

Author: Nina Pierce

Publisher: Ellora Cave

Release Date: August 10, 2011

Purchase:   http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-invitationtoecstasy-595450-144.html?referrer=romjunkies

Sara Lancaster had suffered abuse from her former master.  As a submissive she was thought to serve her master with the best of her ability.  When the one she trusted took advantage of her both physically and mentally, she questioned her choice in the BDSM lifestyle.  It has taken her two years to recover from the ordeal.  An opportunity to get back into the BDSM scene arrives in the form of an invitation from the XTC Resort.  Sara knows this is her chance to throw caution to the wind, and be able to once again reveal her submissive side. 

Derek Thomas questions his ability to be a Dom.  Once his dominant side had brought an adrenaline high that was able to feed his hungry soul; now the pleasure he once craves seems to have lost its luster.  When he receives an invitation to participate in Dom training, he decides this might be what he has been seeking to jumpstart his BDSM lifestyle and get it back on track. 

Derek is presented Sara as his submissive.  Although she is older than he, there is something about her spirit that calls out to him to become her master.  Can two damaged souls be able to heal the wounds that have been inflicted on them from others?  Or will they find that their favorite pastime of Dom and Submissive has lost its appeal to their senses? 

Nina Pierce’s INVITATION TO ECSTASY is one scorching novel!  I like how she has entwined two wounded souls that find salvation in the BDSM lifestyle.  INVITATION TO ECSTASY is an emotional rollercoaster, it will tear at your heart one minute while the next it has you reaching for ice cubes.  Nina Pierce is always a favorite of this reader for she offers the best reading experience possible!  I highly recommend any of her books for anyone who would like to take a plunge into BDSM.

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True Surrender

 

Author: Tracey Cramer-Kelly

 

Publisher: CreateSpace

Release Date: September 29, 2011

Purchase:   http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1466242418/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=romancejunk0b-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=1466242418

While in Afghanistan Major Aaron Bricewick was captured by terrorists.  His abductors try to pressure him to reveal top secret information.  He refuses to corporate with them and they savagely tortured him by breaking both his legs.  He fears that he will not be able to survive another beating.  With is life hanging on by a thread he is miraculously rescued.

The nightmare doesn’t end when he is found; instead he is rushed to Holbrook Medical Center, a military hospital that specializes in extensive trauma; the damage to one of his legs is so severe the doctors have no other choice but to amputate one of his legs.  Aaron has to come to terms with his amputation.  To complicate matters is his prosthetist Holly Rossiter.  Holly and him had shared a passionate love affair, but the time came when he had to decide to choose her or his career.  With no looking back, he moved forward by selecting his career. 

When Holly discovers that Aaron has been admitted to her hospital she assigns herself to his case.  It is difficult for Holly to see such a strong man as Aaron face such a life altering surgery.  She thinks as Aaron’s prosthetist she will be able to provide him the comfort and expert care that his condition warrants. 

 As Holly sees Aaron come to terms with his amputation will she be strong enough to provide him the strength he needs to get through his dark days?  Aaron is determined that his disability will not deter him from having the career he worked so hard at maintaining.  Will he once again walk away from the love that Holly is offering?  

TRUE SURRENDER is one EXCEPTIONAL book!!!  Mere words cannot express how impressed I am with this novel.  Tracey Cramer-Kelly has out done herself on this military romance.  This book is so well developed it would make an excellent candidate for the Lifetime movie channel.  This author has fully convinced me that she is a voice that will quickly earn her high marks in the book world.

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A Christmas to Remember

Author: Debra St. John

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Release Date: 11-02-2011

Purchase:  http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-achristmastoremember-638199-149.html?referrer=romjunkies

A year ago, Heather Morgan’s boyfriend jilted her for another woman.  The two of them had planned to spend Christmas together at a ski lodge.  Heather refused to cancel her vacation and decides to make the trip solo.  Entering into the ski resort she immediately felt the holiday spirit consume her, and with it a level of sadness of why she was there alone.

When she settled in, she decided to go downstairs for dinner.  There was not an available seat to be found, and then Heather meets a handsome stranger named Sam.  He offers to share his table with her. 

Sam reveals that he is visiting with his brother who thinks Sam is long overdue for a vacation.  The two of them enjoy one another’s company, and before they know it the dinner is over.  Sam makes Heather an offer that she can’t refuse, to teach her how to ski in exchange for spending time with him while they are there. 

Heather is intrigued by Sam and accepts his offer thinking that she has the better part of the deal.  Their vacation days quickly fly by as they spend them together.  The day comes when they each much return to their own lives.

A year passes, and Heather finds that she still finds herself thinking of Sam.  She wants to reconnect with him by returning to the ski lodge; the same one that she was at year prior.  Will Sam also feel the connection and return?  Will history repeat itself once more with a different ending? 

A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER is the perfect story to get you in the holiday spirit!  Sam and Heather are two lonely souls who found one another and discovered a love each one never anticipated.  From page one, I quickly got absorbed in their story with the authors descriptive passages I felt as though I was living each scene with the characters.  I highly recommend this book to anyone who wishes to see love rediscovered.

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