24 May '11

The Minefield that is running a Book Review blog

I haven’t been a blogger for very long; this site has been up for only 4 months. I love to read, I have since I was small, and I started this site simply to wax lyrical about books I loved. Pretty soon I was obsessed with the stats on the blog, forever looking at what seemed to be popular and thinking up new features to boost its ratings. When I’d checked statcounter for the third time in a day, I realised that my priorities had shifted from the books on the blog to the blog itself. I love running this blog. Yes, sometimes I’d appreciate some help, but I can’t help give a little squee of excitement when I gain a new follower or someone comments on a review. That being said, a number of things have been spouted around various blogs over the last couple of weeks that make me wonder if running a book blog is worth the hassle it creates. Authors, reviewers and customers have all been… Keep Reading »

23 May '11

A Nix BDSM Anthology Review – Dom’s of Dark Haven

A Nix BDSM Anthology Review – Dom’s of Dark Haven

Doms of Dark Haven by Cherise SinclairSierra CartwrightBelinda McBride Series: Dark Haven #1 Published by Loose Id, LLC on 2012-05 Genres: BDSM Pages: 354 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon US • Amazon UK • Three women, three Doms. One extraordinary night. Welcome to Dark Haven, and may all of your darkest wishes come true… A Good Sub Would – Sierra Cartwright (5 Stars)   Shelby has flown in especially to be topped by Master David at theme night at Darkhaven. A friend for years, Shelby enjoys being playing with the generous lawyer, but therein lies the problem; playing at submitting is all that Shelby does with David. Master Trevor is a legend amongst the subs. Known as “harsh, but fair”, every sub wants to be mastered by him and Shelby is no exception. After several unsatisfying liaisons, Trevor is bored with the lifestyle. Shelby catches his eye as soon as she saunters into the club, but after watching her half arsed attempts at submission, he is intrigued. Seizing the opportunity during a poker… Keep Reading »

19 May '11

A Nix Erotic Menage Book Review : By the Book – Scarlett Parrish (5 Stars)

A Nix Erotic Menage Book Review : By the Book – Scarlett Parrish (5 Stars)

By the Book by Scarlett (NA) Parrish Published by Lightning Source Incorporated on 2011-12-15 Genres: Erotica Pages: 280 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon US • Amazon UK • Two’s company; three’s allowed. Reece Hutton conducts his life between the covers — of books and beds. A librarian by day, in the evenings he’s a man whose tastes are anything but vanilla. So when local writer Daniel Cross appears in the library one afternoon with the aim of doing some research, Reece has a hard time not noticing how attractive he is, or what feels like chemistry between them. They exchange a few words and Daniel’s business card, an interlude which Reece puts down to networking rather than flirtation. After all, he has his girlfriend Georgia to go home to and her best friend: a threesome to help his birthday go literally with a bang. Reece, being a gentleman (most of the time), has no objection to returning the favor, especially as his new friend Daniel seems all too willing to be… Keep Reading »

15 May '11

A Nix PNR review- Silent Storm – Vivian Arend (4 stars)

A Nix PNR review- Silent Storm – Vivian Arend (4 stars)

Silent Storm by Vivian Arend Series: Pacific Passion #3 Published by Samhain Publishing on 2011-05-17 Genres: Paranormal Romance Pages: 100 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon US • Amazon UK • Love speaks volumes without a single word. Pacific Passion, Book 3 In the months they’ve traveled together, Laurin Marshall and Matt Jentry’s attraction has grown beyond spectacular sexual passion into a deeper emotional connection. Still, Laurin wrestles with one last question: how a water shifter and an air shifter can possibly find permanent common ground. Matt is content to wait patiently for Laurin to realize he has no desire to change her sky-borne nature. Until a giant golden eagle touches down on the Stormchild and tips the delicate balance of more than just the boat. Laurin’s obvious affection for the newcomer comes as a shock. And so does the flash of jealousy that interferes with his shamanic ability to heal the man’s malady. While Matt struggles to balance his conflicted responsibilities, Laurin attempts to reconcile her undeniable feelings for one of… Keep Reading »

02 May '11

A Nix Cowboy Romance Book Review : Long Hard Ride – Lorelei James

A Nix Cowboy Romance Book Review : Long Hard Ride – Lorelei James

Long Hard Ride by Lorelei James Series: Rough Riders #1 Published by Samhain Publishing on 2008-02-01 Genres: Cowboys Pages: 287 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon US • Amazon UK • One lucky woman.three sexy cowboys.she’s in for the ride of her life! Channing Kinkaid itches for a change; a wild western adventure with an untamed man. Determined to shed her inhibitions and embrace the steamier, seamier side of life, she sets her sights on hooking up with a real chaps-and-spurs-wearing cowboy. Enter Colby McKay-bull rider, saddle bronc buster and calf roper. From the moment he sets lust-filled eyes on the sweet and fiery Channing, he knows he’s found the woman who’s up to the challenge of cutting loose. What rough and rowdy cowboy could resist a no-holds-barred sexual romp with a sassy young thing starring as his personal buckle bunny? Intrigued by Channing’s bold proposition of horsing around on the road, Colby impulsively sweetens the deal; sexual escapades not only in his bed, but in the bedrolls of his rodeo traveling… Keep Reading »

01 May '11

A Nix PNR Menage Review : Asylum – Cassidy Hunter (4 Stars)

A Nix PNR Menage Review : Asylum – Cassidy Hunter (4 Stars)

Asylum by Cassidy Hunter Series: Sanctuary #2 Published by Loose ID on Feb 22nd 2011 Genres: menage, Paranormal Romance Pages: 202 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon US • Amazon UK • After defeating the bears in Sanctuary, Kimberlyn, Logan, Andrew, and Elijah discover new passions and have a few peaceful months exploring their deep love and hot passions. The peace ends when Kimberlyn stumbles upon a vampire who begs Logan for asylum, and Logan has no choice but to grant it. The vampire has a hidden agenda, and once he has Kimberlyn addicted to him, the wolves must keep him alive at any cost. If he dies, Kimberlyn dies. With the vampires comes the wolves’ fifth — and a whole new set of problems when Kimberlyn refuses to share her men, can’t get enough of the vampire, and finds new desires with this unusual addition to the pack. Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, menage (m/f/m, m/f/f/m/m,… Keep Reading »

26 Apr '11

Review – Soloplay by Miranda Baker (4 Stars)

Review  – Soloplay by Miranda Baker (4 Stars)

SoloPlay by Miranda Baker Series: Come Again #2 Published by Samhain Publishing on 2011-04-26 Genres: Erotic Romance, Erotica Pages: 163 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon US • Amazon UK • It takes two to toy with love. “Come Again, Book 2” When librarian Alisa Mane s boyfriend accuses her of being frigid, she sets out to prove him wrong the only way she knows how with research. A visit to the local sex shop uncovers the sizzling sensuality locked beneath her cool facade, and she eagerly accepts the opportunity to test sex toys for SoloPlay Enterprises. Under the code name Sologirl, she begins exploring her body on her own terms. After all, no one was ever rejected by a vibrator. Mark Winters needs his new DoublePlay line of toys to hit big, and there s only one tester for the job Sologirl. She fires his imagination with playfully erotic reviews and never fails to pick a winner. There s only one problem Sologirl refuses to test the DoublePlay toys for couples…. Keep Reading »

20 Apr '11

Blood of the Maple – Dana Marie Bell (4 Stars)

Blood of the Maple – Dana Marie Bell (4 Stars)

Blood of the Maple by Dana Marie Bell Series: Maggie’s Grove #1 Published by Carina Press on 2011-04-11 Pages: 265 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon US • Amazon UK • A seduction-gone-wrong leaves vampire Parker Hollis with a new vegetarian lifestyle and on the run from a vengeful witch. Moving to small-town Maggie’s Grove, Parker meets a redheaded dryad with green, leafy blood that draws him in a way he hasn’t experienced in decades. His new neighbor smells divine, and it isn’t long before craving gives in to need. In a unique community of supernaturals, tree-loving outcast Amara Schwedler has never quite fit in. She’s scarred by a traumatic incident and feared by the local townsfolk. She’s convinced Parker will look elsewhere for a mate once he discovers she’s not one of the O-positive set, and can’t believe it when Parker finds her irresistible. When the witch who’s been plaguing Parker’s life discovers the newfound attraction between Parker and Amara, she takes out her anger on the town. Can the supernaturals… Keep Reading »

17 Apr '11

Lost Wages of Sin – Rosalie Stanton (4.5 Stars)

Lost Wages of Sin – Rosalie Stanton (4.5 Stars)

Lost Wages of Sin by Rosalie Stanton Series: Sinners and Saints #1 Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on 2011-10-18 Genres: Paranormal Romance Pages: 188 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon US • Amazon UK • Sin’s work is never done… Ava should know. For nearly two thousand years, she’s worked for Lucifer himself, infecting the heart of man with greed wherever she goes. She wasn’t prepared to fall in love, certainly not with an angel. And she definitely wasn’t ready to experience her first broken heart after her angel breaks things off in the form of a Dear Jane letter. Now Ava has a problem. Lucifer believes she might have shared some of Hell’s secrets with her former lover, and her siblings face the possibility of being out of a job due to her indiscretion. Ava flees to the American South, hoping to slip off the radar and is met by a longtime friend, a vampire named Dante. Granted, Ava doesn’t know Dante has been in love with her for centuries,… Keep Reading »

12 Apr '11

The Outlaw Bride – Kelly Boyce (5 Stars)

The Outlaw Bride – Kelly Boyce (5 Stars)

The Outlaw Bride by Kelly Boyce Published by Carina Press on 2011-04-18 Genres: Cowboys, Historical Pages: 266 Format: eBook Goodreads Amazon US • Amazon UK • Katherine Slade has two goals: to escape her outlaw husband and to find the family of the man who died saving her life. Taking the place of a mail-order bride isn’t part of her plan—until she’s forced to continue the charade and become Sheriff Connor Langston’s housekeeper to stay out of jail. Pretending to be another woman is hard, but Katherine’s real challenge is resisting her growing attraction to the handsome lawman… Falling in love is the last thing Connor needs, even if the rest of Fatal Bluff wants him to. His hands are full with a band of outlaws threatening the safety of his town, and a child to raise. But Kate has a way of getting under his skin and into little Jenny’s heart. Soon Connor can’t get the fiery beauty out of his head—along with his suspicion that Kate isn’t who… Keep Reading »