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Archive for November, 2012

Erotic Healing

Author: Becca Dale

Publisher: Decadent Publishing

Release Date: March 25, 2011

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Brenna Halsted was once a world famous model.  In one tragic accident, she was scarred and went into hiding from the world.  Feeling alone, she arranges a one night stand with Madame Evangeline.  Madame Evangeline matches her to Kostas Drakos.  Unbeknownst to Brenna, Kostas has admired her modeling career from his home in Greece.  He hopes that his love will be the balm needed to heal her body.

In Greece, businessman Kostas Drakos has been a longtime fan of Brenna Halsted.  He watched her success soar from across the world as her face became known worldwide. When her tragic accident scars her, he refuses to believe the spirit of Brenna Halsted is dead.

Brenna decides she is unworthy of any man, for she feels no one can see past the scars that mar her body and soul.  Feeling alone and abandoned, she arranges a one night stand on the other side of the world.  She hopes that this no commitment escapade will be able to jumpstart her body into wanting to live again.

Kostas is the man selected by Madame Evangeline to serve as Brenna’s one night stand.  He does not reveal to her that he has secretly harbored feelings before her long before he met her in real life.  Will Kostas provide the healing comfort that Brenna’s  body needs to be able to once again feel worthy of love?

EROTIC HEALING is a beautifully written romance novel.  It is heartwarming to see two wounded souls come together to try and heal one another.  Brenna and Kostas are two characters you are assured to fall in love with and soon will not forget.  Their love story is the substance that all true blue romance fans crave.

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Deeper Than Ink

Author: M.A. Ellis

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave

Release Date: July 27, 2012

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Becca Wiley’s skill as a tattoo artist is well known and has earned her countless awards.  She specializes in ultraviolet tattoos, which is invisible to the eye, but come alive under black UV light.  Her work has gained the attention of local BDSM club owner, Andres Herzog.  He requests that she do five ultra violet tattoos for him.  The price he quotes her will be enough to pay her mortgage for six months.

Before Andres hires her he wants to see her work in person on a live specimen.  She selects her friend Chad Harrington to go with her and be her human canvas.  Becca and Chad go to Club Rosenthorn, where they discover a whole different world and lifestyle.

Chad has wanted to turn Becca and his friendship up a few degrees.  Being her friend is great, but he wants more from this desirable woman.  He senses danger when Becca accepts the position with the BDSM owner.  He fears for Becca’s safety and is determined he will serve as her bodyguard.

By Chad and Becca working together on the BDSM project will it give Chad the edge he needs to get closer to Becca?  Or will Becca fall under the spell of the BDSM lifestyle?

DEEPER THAN INK was not what I had expected.  In reading the books description, I figured that the heroine would meet her match in a Dom and he would introduce her to BDSM.  This is not the case in this book. What I found instead was a contemporary romance with a bit of BDSM shadowed in the background.   Chad and Becca’s story has a good pretense, but I feel that it would have been just as strong it if didn’t include BDSM.  In all, it was a good romance that provided an unusual way for the couple to get together.

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One Stubborn Cowboy

Author: Barbara McMahon

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

Release Date: December 22, 2011

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Kit Lockford had once been a world famous rodeo bull rider.  His job was his life, and he lived and played hard. When an injury ended his career and partially paralyzed him,  he felt as if he had lost his livelihood.  When his fiancée learned of his injury, she broke off their engagement.

With his career over, Kit feels as though he is pitied by all that once knew his as a great rodeo rider.  He retreats to his hometown of Taylorville, California.  There he hopes to be able to hide from the world.

Children’s author Kelly Adams leaves San Francisco to come to the quiet town of Taylorville.  She hopes to find the peace and quiet she is seeking to finish her latest book.  There she meets Kit Lockford.

Kelly realizes that Kit has tried to shut himself off from the world.  She finds that his injury does not take away from his overall sex appeal.  Will Kelly be able to convince Kit of her attraction to him?  Or will Kit push her away in the defense that no woman would want to be shackled to half of a man?

ONE STUBBORN COWBOY is an exceptional way to lose yourself from the harsh realities of the world.  In one afternoon, you will find yourself glued to this highly addictive novel.  Kelly and Kit are two characters that offer their readers the best tragedy and triumph romance this reviewer has read in some time.   Barbara McMahon has done an outstanding job in her creation of ONE STUBBORN COWBOY.  I look forward to finding more books by this author.

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What I Didn’t Say

Author: Keary Taylor

Publisher: CreateSpace

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Since freshman year, Jake Hayes had secretly been in love with Samantha Shay.  He never got up the courage to tell Samantha of his feelings.  With his senior year, he finds himself counting the days when he can graduate and join the Air Force.

When Jake and his football team win the homecoming game they decide to celebrate the victory.  The team makes a game of how many beers can be passed among the group.  The beer gives Jake the courage he has lacked in telling Samantha of his love for her.  With his friends, they decide to go to her home and tell of his devotion.

On the way to Samantha’s house, the three are involved in a car crash.  Jake is the most seriously injured of the three.  When he wakes days later, he finds that a t-post had been embedded in his throat.  The doctor informs him that his vocal cords were beyond saving, and he will be unable to use his voice.

Jake tries to come to terms with being mute.  He communicates with his friends and family by using paper, referring to it as his paper voice.   When Jake returns to school, he finds that he has been suspended from the football team, and he realizes that he will be unable to join the Air Force.  His greatest regret is the fact that he will never be able to tell Samantha of his love.

Samantha is determined to show Jake that he can live a full life even without a voice.  Even without a voice, will Jake finally be able to reveal to Samantha his true feelings?

WHAT I DIDN’T SAY is an outstanding young adult romance!  This reviewer experienced an emotional roller coaster ride as she read through the book.    Keary Taylor has written a very eye opening book that should be experienced by all teenagers.  She has shown in the blink of an eye that life as we know it can change.  WHAT I DIDN’T SAY is a book that I predict will become an award winning novel.

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