Book Review: Eternity Embraced By Larissa Ione

Title: Eternity Embrace Author: Larissa Ione Publisher: ? I bought the book Blurb: Desire… Demon slayer Andrea Cole has always taken down the demons and vampires she hunts without mercy. But when a fellow slayer is captured and turned into a vampire by a sadistic monster, she must choose between loyalty to her family and the man she loves. Versus Instinct… Kaden Quinn has dedicated his life to slaying vampires, so when he is turned into one, his greatest nightmare comes to life. And when the woman he loves is thrown into a dungeon with him — as food — he must battle new instincts and old desires, and choose between his life, and hers. PLEASE NOTE: This is a short novella that originally appeared in The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 and the anthology Vampires in Love. It has been expanded for its stand-alone digital release. In the Demonica timeline, it falls between book 3, Passion Unleashed, and book 4, Ecstasy Unveiled, though it can easily be read without having read the Demonica novels. The Good I enjoyed Eternity Embraced. It was classic Larissa Ione style, just much shorter and one the two characters. Ms. Ione is a genius in putting two people in love in the fight of their love, physical and emotional lives. The situations are intense and wrought with passion, and pain. All of this happens in Eternity Embraced, albiet much shorter. The story started off strong with tons of all the right emotions, regret, horror, lust, love, desire, etc. It was really exciting. The Bad (Or Not so Great) There was a lot of back story...

Book Review: Falke’s Peak by Anna Leigh and Keaton Layle

Title: Falke’s Peak Author: Anna Leigh and Keaton Layle Publisher: Carina Press Book Received For Review from Publisher via Netgalley Blurb She couldn’t believe her eyes. Stressed out ad-exec Dakota wandered into Catamount Outfitters in search of a guide for a wilderness excursion. She didn’t expect to be greeted by not one, but five of the most ruggedly delicious-looking men she’d ever seen. Not to mention a live cougar guarding the shop. The Falke brothers have more than just good looks in their genes. Eldest brother Axel agrees to guide Dakota on her mountain trek. In cougar form, Axel’s twin, Gunnar, was there as a protection from predators—but he had his eye on the sexy client instead. Into the wild… While the rule with clients was “paws-off,” both Axel and Gunnar couldn’t resist Dakota’s seductive Native American beauty and determination. As cold days led to hot nights in the cabin, Axel and Gunnar wondered if they’d finally found a woman strong enough to tame them… Review Falke’s Peak was a believable paranormal romance with a good and loveable Catamont shifter family. This is a menage a trois love story, which is difficult to do because it’s an uncommon thing in Western society. Especially when it comes to a woman and two men. Two gorgeous puma shifting twin men who fall head over heels for a woman in their care. Falke’s Peak read like a fantasy novel for erotically inclined woman. Everything was kind of cookie cutter good and clean. I note that because I’ve read some dark books and when I read a book where people are so nice...

Book Review: Millie’s Fling

Title: Millie’s Fling Author: Jill Mansell Publisher: Sourcebooks Rating: 3/5 How I received this book: Bought Blurb: Bestselling novelist Orla Hart owes her life to her friend Millie Brady, whose rotten boyfriend has just left her. So Orla invites Millie to Cornwall, where Millie looks forward to a summer without any dating whatsoever. But Orla envisions Millie as the heroine of her next novel and decides to find Millie the man of her dreams. Except the two women have drastically different ideas about what kind of guy that should be. With Orla and Millie working at cross-purposes, and a dashing but bewildered hero stuck in the middle, the summer will turn out to be unforgettable for all concerned… Review: One word comes to mind after I finished Millie’s Fling, “Lovely”. The beginning started off slow. I didn’t connect with the characters right away and I started to lose interest. But, I continued and the characters grew on me. It’s a very light read. Nothing earth shattering, no really bad people, just a lovely all around book. Millie’s Fling takes place in England with English characters and an English author. Reading, I got an overall feeling of Bridget Jones Diary (movie) without the diary (even though I only saw the movie and didn’t read the book).I got a feel of British chick lit. There are a few words and slang I didn’t understand and I guess the meaning of the paragraphs were lost on me somewhat. That did reduce the value or enjoyment of the book. There is no sex. You lead up to sex and continue after sex but...

Book review: Feed

This brilliantly ironic satire is set in a future world where television and computers are connected directly into people’s brains when they are babies. The result is a chillingly recognizable consumer society where empty-headed kids are driven by fashion and shopping and the avid pursuit of silly entertainment–even on trips to Mars and the moon–and by constant customized murmurs in their brains of encouragement to buy, buy, buy. I’d just finished reading the hunger games trilogy and was looking for something else to suit my fancy. I googled and found Feed. ReviewFeed is one of those books that will stay with you for years if not a lifetime. It will make you question who you are, what you believe in and where our Country and our world is going. It is a powerful book that every one should read. The GoodThe ultimate best part of Feed is the world this story takes place. A future America where the majority of the population is “plugged in”, no pun intended. The world is presented to you through the eyes of a 17 year old boy and you only get bits and pieces at a time. You have to read through to at least the middle of the book to really get an idea of what is going on. The world the story takes place seems eerily similar to the world we live in now but with a hypothetical “if we continue like this” kind of scenario. It really jolted me and made me think. Feed made me look at myself, and my habits and how I want my daughter to see...

Book Review: Chance Encounters By Mia Jae

Cross Posted at Dark Diva Reviews Chance Encounters by Mia Jae Chance Encounters by Mia JaePublisher: Resplendence PublishingGenre: erotic, contemporary, ménage, M/F/M, M/F/F Review Copy received from Publisher Summary: Seven short, erotic stories to wet your appetite, packaged in one collection. Whether the couples meet on a glance, make a split second decision or take a chance to be together, the encounters change their lives, for a minute, or for a lifetime. You’ll find a plumber who gets into more than a little hot water, a housewife tangled up in a cyber relationship, a cowboy trio attempting to brand a bartender for their very own, and a woman experimenting with a same-sex relationship. Then, there is naughty Rose, who dances naked in front of her bedroom window, a chance sexual encounter in a taxi that turns the tables, and a woman who finds herself doing exactly what she thinks she shouldn’t and liking it. Bonus story! A collaborative story by bestselling erotica authors Tia Fanning and Mia Jae.KayAnna’s Review:I am new to short stories and I think Chance Encounters was a nice start. The seven stories feature different people in different stages of their lives who have chance encounters of the sexual kind. The author did a good job of mixing up the couples featured. The stories swung from one type of person to someone totally different. The only cohesiveness in the story is that they had some sort of sex. The different stories were soft on character development, which may be because the stories were short. The first story, Don’t Tempt Me, was a sweet story about a...