08 Dec '11

A Vicky Review – Taken Hostage by Ranae Rose (4 Stars)

Tiffany isn’t the type to waste time daydreaming about men, but when a hot stranger smoking – in more ways than one – on the steps of the bank she works at takes her breath away, she can’t help it. He catches her attention as she exits the building on her way to lunch break, and she leaves fantasizing about helping the bank’s newest customer-to-be with much more than just his finances. When he finally approaches the counter, it’s not to open a new account, but to demand that Tiffany fill a pillowcase to the brim with cash – at gunpoint. The gorgeous gunman takes Tiffany on the run as his hostage, and her fear can’t stand up to her attraction. When he offers to let her return to safety unharmed she realizes that there are many things she wants to do to him, but that walking away isn’t one of them. This is a fast paced hostage story that develops in to something more and keeps you guessing how… Keep Reading »

06 Dec '11

A Rae Review – Five Ways ‘Til Sunday – Delilah Devlin (5 Stars)

Marti Kowalski is all wrong for Officer Jackson Teague—he just won’t listen to reason. She didn’t finish high school, runs a bar. Has a tattoo and a blue streak in her hair. Yet he still wants to marry her? She can’t say she’s not tempted, but she’s got a bucket list to complete before she ties the knot.Not just any bucket—more like a fifty-five-gallon drum of sexual wishes so explicit, there’s no way one man, even Jackson, can fulfill them all.When Marti turns him down again, Jackson insists on knowing why. That’s when she shows him her list. He takes it, thinks about it—and calls on the only men he can trust: four buddies from his academy graduating class.Between the five of them, he’s sure they can come up with a plan to check off every item on her list in one wild, wicked weekend. That is, if she has the nerve to follow through—and if he can bear to share her.Warning: Contains five men on a mission to break… Keep Reading »

06 Dec '11

A Nix Short Review – Tales from Frewyn: The Opera by Michelle Franklin (5 Stars)

An Opera is scheduled to be performed in Frewyn but, just before opening night, the controversial adverts threaten both the show and the safety of its director.  The clueless maestro seems to be trying for ratings, without worrying about what the giant, Den Asaan, may think about the parody of his relationship with the Commander. When the Giant demands an immediate performance of the opera, to check that it does not belittle his beloved, it seems that this may be the last performance the famous Marridon ever creates. This is a short read (approximately 35 pages) therefore will be a short review. Did the length bother me in the slightest? Nope, it was the perfect bite sized chunk. The land of Frewyn is a mythical, fantasy land where giants and people live together. This is a short story from a well-established land created by Michelle Franklin, but I don’t believe that reading out of order will hamper your enjoyment. In this tale we see an very amusing and heart-warming glimpse… Keep Reading »

04 Dec '11

A Nix Review – The Gunfighter and the Gear-head by Cassandra Duffy (4 Stars)

After the reptilian Slark’s attacked Earth, civilisation as we know it ceased to exist.  In a post-Apocalyptic world, society seems to have reverted back to the old West. When Gieo is shot down from the skies, she finds herself in Tombstone; a town full of crazy Cowboy’s and blind cultists. The Wild West rules are in full effect but amongst the chaos she finds herself undeniably attracted to ex-model and current Gunfighter Fiona. Their passion is apparent to all, but their relationship hits many bumps along way as Gieo struggles to come to terms with both Fiona’s present and her past. When a civil war starts to heat up in the area between the Cultists and the residents of the town, Fiona has to do something quite drastic to tie Gieo to her and keep her safe. When all the fighting seems to stimulate the war with the Slark, things become quite perilous for all the residents of the town. Will all the external stresses mean their fledgling relationship ends… Keep Reading »

02 Dec '11

A Nix Review – To Command and Collar by Cherise Sinclair (5 Stars)

Determined to break apart the slave-ring that has been preying on the Shadowlands submissives, Master Raoul snags himself an invite into a viewing of some “bargain-basement” slaves. His mission from the FBI is to reject all the slaves with the hopes of being invited into the auction which would allow them to finally arrest the leaders of the evil Harvest Association. Unfortunately, Raoul finds it hard not to “buy” one of the cheaper slaves when she turns out to be the best friend of Gabi (from Make Me Sir). Potentially blowing months of hard work for the FBI, his Dom instincts sneak up on him and soon the pretty brunette is in his home. A lucky break means that there may be other opportunity for the imposing Dom to attend the auction, but first he must make his ownership of Kim look real. Can he impose his collar onto someone who is not only is unwilling but is also damaged to the core from her previous “Master” Kim wants out… Keep Reading »

30 Nov '11

A Vicky Review – The Business of Pleasure by Justine Elyot

This is the first book that I have read by Justine Elyot and all I can say is Wow! The main story is about Charlotte a submissive who wants to be dominated by two men, so she contacts The Number. They are an organisation who makes fantasy in to reality for people no matter what or how detailed that may be. Collins and Bryant have been looking for a submissive that will live up to what they need and they think they have finally found that in Charlotte so they set up the fantasy just as she has described to them on her application with themselves as the main characters. Charlotte’s fantasy is everything she could have dreamed of but then she finds herself back in her day to day life wondering how she is going to be able to experience what she so badly needs again. Then, out of the blue, Bryant turns up at her work with a proposition that she just can’t say no to. I was… Keep Reading »

29 Nov '11

A Rae Review – Tall, Dark Cowboy by Joanne Kennedy (4 Stars)

SHE’S LOOKING FOR AN OLD FRIEND… In the wake of a nasty divorce, Lacey Bradford heads for Wyoming where she’s sure her old friend will take her in. But her high school pal Chase Caldwell is no longer the gangly boy who would follow her anywhere. For one thing, he’s now incredibly buff and handsome, but that’s not all that’s changed…  WHAT SHE FINDS IS ONE HOT COWBOY… Chase has been through tough times and is less than thrilled to see the girl who once broke his heart. But try as he might to resist her, while Lacey’s putting her life back together, he’s finding new ways to be a part of it. Meet Lacey, a very naive young lady who has spent most of her life, both childhood & adult, doing and being what she is told to be by the men in her life, first her father and then her husband. Being so naive, Lacey didn’t realise the dodgy deals that her husband was up to despite working in his… Keep Reading »

28 Nov '11

A Rae Review – Rocky Mountain Heat by Vivian Arend (4.5 Stars)

Blake Coleman is old enough to know that acting on impulse causes nothing but a heap of trouble. But when trouble’s a western-hat-wearing blonde with slim legs that go on forever, what’s a man to do? Wanting the sweet girl next door is just wrong. The responsible thing to do is keep his hands off. Jaxi has other plans for Blake’s hands, and his heart. She may have once considered him a big brother, but that was a long time ago. She’s all grown up now and ready to convince him that she’s perfect for him. Except he can’t seem to see past the big “don’t touch” sign that’s apparently still hanging around her neck. When Jaxi ends up living right under Blake’s nose, the undeniable heat between them slides off simmer and leaps up to barn-burning levels. However, a few of the younger six-pack Colemans have decided Jaxi’s brand of trouble is worth risking a few busted bones. That is, if Blake’s finally ready to let go the reins… Keep Reading »

24 Nov '11

A Nix Short Review – Beautiful Mess by Lucy Morgan (5 Stars)

After Bailey gets dumped by her long-term ex, her male friends decide to cheer her up the guy way. After getting her stinking drunk on Jaegermeister, they decide it’s about time to dish the dirt on the ex. After pointing out her lack of enthusiasm in her previous sexual experiences, they are all astounded to hear that she has never experienced an orgasm. Now feeling even crappier about her love life, she then has to contend with the sappy in love couples that frequent her wedding cake shop. Her friends are hell-bent on protecting her dignity by getting revenge on Craig (the ex) but one of them seems like he has more than a friendly reason for hoping she gets over her breakup quickly. Will she be able to get over the fact that he has always been her friend and chase that elusive orgasm? This book blindsided me. It is uber short, but please don’t let that be a factor in deciding to read it. Also, a massive bonus… Keep Reading »

23 Nov '11

A Nix Review – Victorian Scoundrel by Stephanie Burkhart (4 Stars)

Alice and Edward Windsor travel back in time to 1851, to find their Great-Great-Grandfather Prince Albert at the time of his Great Exhibition. Mindful that Edward is up to mischief, Alice has to follow her errant cousin back in time, to try to minimise the ripple effects from his time spent in the past. Upon arrival, it becomes clear that Edward is determined to leave much more than a fingerprint in time, his obsession with introducing his distant relative to the flying machine driving him to do something stupid.  However, Alice finds herself with another problem in the shape of the Grayson Kentfield. The hunky Lord finds himself fascinated with the lovely, if not slightly quirky, Alice and sets out to see if he can ignite their already simmering chemistry.  Can Alice stop her cousin from leaving a dinosaur sized footprint in the past at the same time as trying not to give her heart to a man from the past? The Prime-minister of the time is very suspicious of… Keep Reading »