16 Oct '11

Nix Review – Control by Charlotte Stein

When steamy book seller Madison finds herself in the midst of a steamy clinch with an interviewee, she realises that maybe she hasn’t been fulfilling all her needs. Sexually aggressive Andy (i.e. Mr-Make-a-good-Impression on the interview) isn’t up to the grade, but maybe the man that she eventually hires will tend to her every whim. Uptight, repressed and a little bit weedy, Gabriel doesn’t seem to be attracted to her at all. Unable to resist trying to get a reaction from him, after realising that he has seen her mid-Andy clinch, Madison does everything in her power to elicit some kind of response. From going to work without pants on to leaving butt prints from sweaty sex on the counter at work (I kid you not!), she tries every trick in the book to get him to make him blush and aroused. Eventually, he gives in to her persistence and they embark on a rather steamy affair. Gabriel needs control, he craves the bossy Madison and the orders that she… Keep Reading »

14 Oct '11

A Rae Review – Blood Bound by Rachel Vincent

By blood, by word, by magic…. Most can’t touch the power.  But Liv Warren is special – a paranormal tracker who follows the scent of blood. Liv makes her own rules, and the most important one is to trust no one. But when her friends daughter goes missing, Liv has no choice but to find the girl.  Thanks to a childhood oath, Liv can’t rest until the child is home safe.  Bu that means trusting Cam Caballero, the former lover forbidden to her. Bound by oath and lost in desire for a man she cannot have, Liv is racing to save the child from a dark criminal underworld where secrets, lies, trauma and danger lurk around every corner…. every touch…every kiss. And more blood will be spilled before it’s over. Rachel Vincent is one of those authors that I want to say I don’t like, because I don’t always agree with the decisions that she makes for her characters (I’m the person that thinks in the Shifters series Faythe should… Keep Reading »

13 Oct '11

Nix Short Review – Dinner and a Movie by S.D.Grady

When their eyes meet through their rear view mirrors, whilst stuck in traffic, a glimmer of instant attraction hits both Liam and Bernie. When their journeys end at the same restaurant, they join dinner parties to indulge in a meal that neither of them will ever forget. When their obvious antics at the table scare off their respective dinner dates, they finish the night in a dark cinema where their sensual fun reaches its pinnacle. Question is, can they walk away from their fun after just one outing? This is a short read which comes in at under 44 pages. This doesn’t mean that the quality of book suffers because this is one seriously hot little number 🙂 The set up for the encounter was unusual (I’ve never read a book where attraction flared up through car mirrors) but, as with all erotic shorts, you need to leave your scepticism at the cover. The sex starts pretty much immediately after they meet and it is very well written. The scenes at the dinner table were FANTASTIC;… Keep Reading »

12 Oct '11

A Rae Review ~ Darkest Surrender – Gina Showalter

Possessed by the demon of Defeat, Strider cannot lose a challenge without suffering unimaginable pain.  For him, nothing stands in the way of a victory.  Until Kaia, an enchanting Harpy, tempts him to the razor’s edge of surrender.  Known among her people as The Disappointment, Kaia must bring home the gold in the Harpy Games or die.  Strider is a distraction she can’t afford because he has an agenda of his own…steal first prize, an ancient godly artifact, before the winner can be named.  But as the competition heats up, only one prize will matter – the love neither had thought possible… A welcome return to form for Ms Showalter! I don’t know about any of you, but I felt a little let down by Amun & Haidee’s story.  It wasn’t bad but it just wasn’t as good as I have come to expect from the Lords of the Underworld series.  As we all know Darkest Surrender tells the story of Strider, keeper of the demon of Defeat & Kaia… Keep Reading »

11 Oct '11

Bound by Night – Amanda Ashley

Once featured in a horror movie the crumbling Wolfram estate is said to be haunted by ghosts, witches & worse. But Elena doesn’t believe a word of it – until she spends the night & wakes up in the arms of a compelling stranger… Tall, dark & disturbingly handsome, Drake is the most beautiful man Elena has ever seen. For centuries, he has lived alone & Elena is the first woman to enter his lair – and survive.  And Drake is the first man to touch her heart & soul. By the time she discovers who he really is – & what he craves – it’s too late. Blood lust has turned to love & Elena is deeply under Drakes spell. But forever comes at a price for each of them. Meet Elena, a twenty year old brought up in the USA until her parents died, who lives in Romania with the husband of her dead aunt.  A man who she knows has raped & abused his own daughter, Jenica,… Keep Reading »

10 Oct '11

Bad Kitty – Cari Quinn

Nikki can’t believe that her boss is skipping out on his own party. She also can’t believe that his identical twin brother is trying to pass off as him. She’d know the difference between the two of them anywhere; for one, there is only one brother who sets her heart racing. When Patrick starts flirting with her in the guise of his brother East, Nikki finds it impossible to resist. When the clock turns midnight, she finds herself involved in an up-close and personal situation with the man who has sets her heart racing. A quickie in the basement leaves its mark on both of them, but will anything come of it once the sun rises. A year later, and it’s time for the next Halloween party. Nikki hasn’t seen Patrick much over the last year and when they have crossed paths, he hasn’t said anything about their time together. Thinking he’s forgotten, and unable to do the same, she vows to guarantee that this year she’ll be wearing an… Keep Reading »

08 Oct '11

Iron Dominance – Cari Silverwood

Claire is a Frankenstruct, a being that’s made up of cloned parts. A law has been passed that declares that Frankenstruct’s aren’t humans therefore have no rights. They can be treated as slaves, abused or simply made to the jobs which humans would say no to. Claire is forced to be the evil lieutenant Inkline’s master assassin. Her latest assignment is to murder an influential powerful politician, but an aircraft disaster en route means that the plan is stopped. A sole survivor amongst the wreckage she is taken into custody as a Rogue Frankenstruct. Her captor has no intentions of killing her for what she is, but if he found out what she did, his attitude could change. Theo Kevonis cannot believe that the beautiful creature that he has pulled out of the crash is a Frankenstruct. He has never felt at ease with the sub-human way they are treated, but this one stirs things in him that he can’t quite explain. He has no choice but to take her… Keep Reading »

07 Oct '11

Dark Sins and Desert Sands by Stephanie Draven

Ray Stavrakis is a man on a mission. After escaping from the prison where he was tortured for being an enemy spy, he now is on a race to clear his name. Ray is no ordinary man; he has the ability to walk into others dreams as a legendary Minotaur and to control their actions with the power of his mind. All this power is now channelled on finding the one person who can clear his name, the therapist that his captors used to interrogate him and who allowed them to hurt him more when he didn’t break; Layla Bahset. . Layla is now working in Las Vegas as a therapist. She knows that someone is tracking her but has no idea who. Layla is an amnesiac who has no memories of her life before she took over the practice in Vegas. When Ray tracks her down, she can’t believe that she could have done the evil things that he describes. When their attraction starts to heat up, his touches… Keep Reading »

06 Oct '11

Character Interview and Give away – Professor Gabriel Emerson from Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard

Character Interview and Give away – Professor Gabriel Emerson from Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard

Today, we have a very exciting character interview courtesy of the wonderful Sylvain Reynard. I read this book after hearing great things about it from some lovely Twitter folks, and boy am I glad I did! This interview was fabulous to work with and I’m so happy that he agreed to do it. I had to extend my questions to feature some reactions to the professors *cough* attention 🙂 I enjoyed this interview, it was fun! All the bits that are in purple are me and I apologise for any grammatical errors now 🙂 As for the giveaway, I’m offering up $5 worth of Omnific gift vouchers to get yourself this book; it really is fabulous so that would be my recommendation of where to spend the cash. All comments are classed as an entry and you don’t need to follow to enter. End date is 12/10/11 and the winner will be contacted on the 13th  So, let’s meet Gabriel….   Professor Emerson enters the room and upon seeing Miss… Keep Reading »

04 Oct '11

After Midnight – Sarah Grimm

Isabeau was a child protégé. An exquisite pianist from a very young age, everyone expected her to become one of the greats. That is, until a car accident killed her mother and left her with both emotional and physical scars. Now Isabeau owns a bar, happy to serve her customers for the rest of her career. She successfully managed to mute the music that runs through her head. That is, until Noah walks in. Noah is a musician. Currently recording a new album with his recently reformed band, he doesn’t expect to find anything to occupy him with until he walks into Izzy’s and spots the owner.  Now he finds himself transporting his entire band to this small town under the guise of recording material in a smaller studio. Of course, what he really wants is to keep a close eye on the woman who seemingly can’t stand the sight of him. He doesn’t realise that her reaction is more of a defence mechanism that a blatant rebuttal because he… Keep Reading »