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Book Review: ‘The Jezebel’ by Saskia Walker

Title: The Jezebel (Taskill Witches of Scotland Book 3)

Published: 1st March 2018

Author: Saskia Walker

Twitter: @saskiawalker

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/104558.Saskia_Walker

 

Synopsis:

Once unleashed, a witch’s carnal curiosity knows no bounds…

Fleeing from those with unscrupulous interest in her magic, Maisie Taskill’s goal is to find safety in the highlands of Scotland, with her kin. In order to gain passage from London to her homeland she plans to win over a rugged sea captain with the only currency she has: her virginity. With her enemies on her heels, Maisie has never needed a hero more. Captain Roderick Cameron might be her man.

Maisie submits to Roderick’s raw sexuality in search of protection, but their initial attraction grows into unbridled desire, unleashing devastating powers within her. Then the journey takes a dangerous turn, because the superstitious crew are unhappy at having a woman on board.

With Maisie’s wealthy sponsor giving chase, Roderick must stay one step ahead of the British Navy before Maisie’s seductive magic causes a full-scale mutiny. He may believe he has full command of his ship, but with a potent witch aboard he’s about to get much more than he bargained for.

 

Please note: This is a paranormal, historical, erotic romance novel, an adult title featuring explicit language and scenarios appropriate to the historical setting. Previously published with a different cover.

 

Review:

Goes down as another off my 2019 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book with magic. We finally get the see the last missing Taskill sibling, Maisie, who makes an interesting first impression on our pirate Captain Roderick Cameron.

Maisie needs to escape London from her guardian, Cyrus Lafayette, and get back to her kin in Dundee. Her only option is to propose a bargain with the Captain of the Libertas ship, Roderick Cameron. That being something she wants to lose on her terms, her virginity. She knows that once given she will be able to embrace her powers fully, something she may soon need if Cyrus gets to her. He wants her powers but more than that he wants her, something she is very against. With dangers now following she has to wonder if the Captain is the best choice. Only one more like but could she cause more trouble for him when she gets on board?

Funny how Maisie is a bit shocked at how much she likes the captains rugged appearance compared to the gentlemen she grew up around. Perhaps it’s that his features remind her of people from her homeland with him being a Scot. So you can see how quickly she would be drawn to him and feel a connection. Might also have something to do with being able to sense her twin Jessie again. Everything happens for a reason so she’s just got to hope that this is meant to be.

Roderick waste no time in wanting to claim his reward she offered as soon as possible and after one kiss Maisie starts to feel the need herself. Nerves to start with but a longing for more soon follows. Her mother was right all those years ago when she said that a witch would always feel more connected and stronger when passion is fulfilled. She might have her fill on the voyage over but plans to leave him as soon as they land in Dundee. Will she really want to leave by then? Or better yet, will Roderick be willing to let her go? A passionate connection forming while being kept in close quarters, soon followed by a protective one too. Good thing too when danger starts following. More so as her powers increase – mainly by controlling the elements – the longer she is with Roderick. With a ship full of watchful eyes though she has to be careful not to be seen casting, the last thing she needs is someone crying witch.

With this book we get a few flash backs to key moments in Maisie’s life. We see the day her mother was put to death for witchcraft, while her brother was taken away, and Jessie and her were made to watch. It was here that Cyrus and his wife Beth took her. Now Beth might have wanted her as a daughter but Cyrus’s motives were for something else entirely. You see how he wouldn’t be happy about her disappearance, willing to do anything to get her back. With the flashbacks to when Maisie was a child you can see how long the manipulation went on and how long it took her to see his true motives with his magic lessons with her. How long can she out run monster that wishes to claim her and her magic? With her powers getting stronger he will soon learn that she isn’t so helpless anymore. Choppy waters ahead as dangers follow makes her wonder if she will ever get back to her kin. If so, can she keep her captain with her in the process or will be forever be called back to the sea?

Another fun, heated passion filled read with these Taskill witches. Maisie might have been late to the passion party but her and Roderick soon made up for lost time. Great series with magic, witches, danger, intrigue and of course lots of passion twisted together for a great trilogy. The witches of Scotland are a force to be reckoned with. Kin brought back home where gifts are seen more freely but must always keep a watchful eye on those that might cause trouble. Powerful witches pack a punch though so trouble should beware.

4 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review.

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Book Review: ‘First Time for Everything’ by Ava Sterling

Title: First Time for Everything: A Swingers Story

Published: 26th December 2018

Publisher: Red Lace Publishing

Author: Ava Sterling

Twitter: @ava_sterling

 

Synopsis:

They just want to find one couple to swing with. Is that so hard?

Ella and Phil have been trying to find a couple to swing with. They even go as far as having a couple over for dinner to see how compatible they all are. No dice. They turn out to be duds, so the search continues. Ella’s starting to feel frustrated, especially when Phil has just started being more open minded about sharing her with another man. She doesn’t want to lose her window of opportunity.

Thankfully, her solution turns out to be closer than she thinks. In walks Natalie, Ella’s employee at the flower shop they both work at. Natalie happens upon Ella’s phone, which just so happens to have some sensitive, swinging-related pictures on it, and now Ella has some explaining to do.

It might just be easier to let actions speak louder than words and show Natalie rather than tell her what edgy desires Ella has in mind.

If you enjoy steamy stories of swingers, wife sharing, and husband sharing, you’ll love First Time For Everything.

(This explicit, 6,300 word story is intended for adult readers only.)

 

Review:

Another heated read that is sure to get the pulses rising. Testing the waters with the swinging world seems to be harder than Ella and her husband Phil first thought. Some wish to go in at the deep end with suggestions they come up with but it seems our couple want to try out the shallow end first.

Ella and Phil clearly want to spice up their sex life by considering the idea of finding another couple to swing with. By chance finding someone who works in the same mall as her flower shop seemed like the perfect start for their journey. Things don’t quite work out that way though as this couple are far more advanced in the whole swinging world with wanting to be part of a lot more than they would be comfortable with. Poaching, grazing and groups of people seem to fly right over their heads and bring them right back to square one. Their bright idea seemed to be dimming before it really started but a little web search left in a phone browser history fixes that problem right up.

At her flower shop the next day, feeling disheartened by failing the night before, Ella finds herself checking the websites some more for couples they could meet, getting a little turned on in the process. Feeling the need for release but not wanting it to happen in the work place – main reason being there is no lock on her office door – she decides to go for a walk. It’s what awaits her back in her office that pulls her idea back into full swing. Seems her employee Natalie got a little handsy when looking at her phone. Ella would never have thought she would get so frisky but it seems the quite ones are the ones to watch out for. Another dinner invitation is in order and hopefully this time dessert will be more to their liking.

Both couples were clearly a bit nervous about stepping into new territory but still very eager to explore all the same. It kind of goes from zero to sixty with this group, the moment hands and lips start to wonder it’s full steam ahead. An ménage swap group event that gets hotter and hotter the more time goes on. Seems watching each other’s spouses with someone else turns their own passion sky high. Orgasmic overload for four it seems!

You definitely get some heated action with this read that was all about finding the perfect fit couple wise for them to explore what they had all been craving. Interesting group dynamic where they just seemed to click as soon as the first kiss was given with no jealously aspects involved. You can clearly see that one night of fun won’t be enough for this foursome. Repeat performances are on everyone’s cards from then onwards I feel. Let’s see if they can make it to a bedroom next time.

5 out of 5 stars

I am a Beta reader for the author and received this ARC for my honest review.

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Book Review: ‘Do It Yourself’ by Ava Sterling

Title: Do It Yourself: A Lesbian Story

Published: 10th December 2018

Publisher: Red Lace Publishing

Author: Ava Sterling

Twitter: @ava_sterling

 

Synopsis:

Flipping her grandmother’s house isn’t exactly part of Raelyn’s ten year plan.

After she graduates with her bachelor’s, she wants to head out west and spend her time grinding it out in Silicon Valley, sharing ideas with the slowly growing female population of entrepreneurs trying to claw their way into the technological spotlight.

Instead, her grandmother, rest her soul, leaves her the house Raelyn hasn’t been in for years, and now Raelyn’s obligated–by family, by legislation, by everything– to take care of the estate. Her degree is in computer science, and what little she knows about remodeling and interior design is confined to a few midnight binges of her mother’s favorite TV show.

Thankfully, she has Zoey to the rescue. Her friend for as long as she can remember, Zoey remodels condos on the side, so she’s the first person Raelyn thinks of. Even though Raelyn has seen Zoey in skimpy swimsuits when they went swimming at the town pond, she’s never looked better wearing a short top and carrying a sledgehammer.

The renovation is hard, but it’s easy compared to Raelyn’s hold on her self-restraint. She can barely keep her hands to herself, made even harder when Zoey offers a back massage to relax during a break. Raelyn knows she could use one, with her aching back and all, but she can think of something else she wants even more.

If you enjoy steamy stories of lesbians, curiosity, and long-time friends, you’ll love Do It Yourself.

(This explicit, 5,000 word story is intended for adult readers only.)

 

Review:

Goes down as another off my 2019 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book by a female author. Well that’s one way to get someone to consider a different colour scheme for the new kitchen! Though to be fair the kitchen to Zoey is just the bonus.

Raelyn has been left her grandmothers house in her estate and needs to be able to fix it up to sell on. Lack of funds means that she can’t have a crew in to help her but as she’s back home she connects with her old friend Zoey. Close friends in the past but it seems that this time around things are about to change. Raelyn has known that Zoey is in to both men and women, and even though she had never considered it before, she feels drawn to her this time around for some reason. Hard labour and sweat seem to be playing a key part in this reconnection between them. Her fantasies seem to be running amuck whenever she watches Zoey work. There is only so long that she can get away with the spaced out look on her face before Zoey notices something is on her mind.

Seems great minds think alike in that regard but Zoey needs to tread carefully as this would be new territory for Raelyn. When she seems to be struggling with the manual labour of the gutting process with the kitchen she mentions aches and pains. Cue an idea from Zoey with how to test the waters so to speak. Taking her into the living room, down onto the couch, to try and get rid of those muscle aches would be a start. With massaging her shoulders and back to get her all relaxed while breathing close to her ear you can see how quickly the tension would start to build between them. Both wanting something but not sure if they should take the final step to get.

Good idea or bad idea? Either way it’s an idea that both want to follow through with. Physical connection between them builds to the point of clothes flying around everywhere. Instincts are good to follow through with but Raelyn is still going to need a little guidance. With Zoey being a handy DIY kind of person she is more than happy to take the lead and get them to where they both really want to go. With the amount of work needed for the house to be complete I have a feeling, as they are staying there while working, that this may be a fun tactic Zoey uses to persuade Raelyn to think differently with the design of the house. The ending gave that fun idea but I think again that would just be a fun diversion for them when decisions need to be made.

Clear friendship there from years before so they are comfortable around each other. Stepping into new territory but one they both seem to want to try out. Fun escapades while getting the house sorted. Now many other rooms are they willing to test out?

4 out of 5 stars

I am a Beta reader for the author and received this ARC for my honest review.

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Book Review: ‘A Fair Swap’ by Ava Sterling

Title: A Fair Swap: A Swingers Story

Published: 24th November 2018

Publisher: Red Lace Publishing

Author: Ava Sterling

Twitter: @ava_sterling

 

Synopsis:

They have an arrangement with another couple. Swap once a month.

Alexis and Richard have been married a long time–long enough to know what it’s like to be stuck in a rut. The same thing, the same night of the week, the same position…just everything the same. They sorely needed something to spice up their marriage. Then Aaron and Rhea walked into their lives.

Being a successful venture capitalist, Aaron has more than enough wealth and gravitas to impress, but Alexis soon finds out he has equally impressive moves in the bedroom. Once they start swapping regularly, Alexis can’t wait to see him again.

Now in a fancy Italian restaurant, Alexis finds herself in a familiar predicament: wanting Aaron but having to wait until they arrive at one of their houses for the fun to begin. Fortunately for Alexis, Aaron intends on enjoying her even before that point.

If you enjoy steamy stories of swingers, married couples, sharing wives, and sharing husbands, you’ll love A Fair Swap.

 

Review:

Goes down as another off my 2019 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – An erotica romance. Another fun, sexually charged, short erotica read. This one has a more complex feel to it as we are clearly coming into the dynamics of the wife swap a few months in. So everything is still new but there is no longer the nervous energy around them all. More like getting totally adsorb in the swapped partner they are each with.

Alexis and her husband Richard were clearly in a bit of a rut and wanted to spice things up. It is never said how they came about with this unconventional, but fun, arrangement, more that you are taken right into it while they are waiting for their friends to appear at the restaurant. The sexual tension is almost building at that point and when Rhea and Aaron make an appearance it just keeps getting higher. As soon as they arrive, after the hellos, it’s like a straight swap happens then and there before even getting to the table. Luckily they are in a booth, as neither couple can seem to keep their eyes, hands and minds off the other. With the tension building you know that dessert won’t be had at the restaurant but more like an extra treat with their swapped mate.

Aaron seems to have a way of making Alexis’s heart rate increase with the mere suggestion of what he wants to do to her. More talk like that and she might have mounted him right there in the restaurant. Talk about putting on a show. Dinner over but can they make it back to his place before things get too heated? Well you know the answer to that pretty quickly. The moment that they got into Aaron’s car it was like a ticking time bomb for when something was going to come to a head. A parking lot seems to be the best place to stop to take the edge off. They sure can work up a sweat and steam up those windows. Also seems that giving Alexis the idea of what her husband and Rhea might be up to takes her own pleasure to the max. She almost wants to out do them. I wonder whether they compare notes?

Both partners seem very in tune with each other but we follow the exploits of just Alexis and Aaron. Though from the vibe at the restaurant you are probably thinking that both couples are up to the same thing without being able to wait a moment longer. Seems only meeting once a month builds a lot of sexual tension and wanton need that needs to be released. I wonder how long it will take them to change that system to a few more times or maybe even have a swap and watch one. With something that Alexis comes out with Aaron might take her up on that – a ménage soon on the cards perhaps?

You get some heated action within this one and you can clearly see that this monthly swap is going to continue for a while to come. Maybe next time Rhea could be the one that is followed so we can see just what Richard is like when he takes charge. Interesting group dynamics with this lot and one that would be fun to follow up on.

5 out of 5 stars

I am a Beta reader for the author and received this ARC for my honest review.

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Book Review: ‘Taught a Lesson’ by Ava Sterling

Title: Taught a Lesson: A Soroity Story

Published: 1st August 2018

Publisher: Red Lace Publishing

Author: Ava Sterling

Twitter: @ava_sterling

 

Synopsis:

She joined the sorority Sigma Delta only because her mom was in it when she was in college, which has turned into a tradition Violet can’t escape. Not that she minds being around a group of beautiful college students, especially considering the “experimentation” she and her female friend did growing up.

A mystery develops as she comes to find out that one of the women has been sending dirty pictures to a female user in a chatroom online. Someone else is into women in the sorority house, and Violet is determined to find out who.

She hatches a plan to find out, and it turns out to be a more pleasurable process than she imagined.

 

Review:

Well that’s one way to try to flush out an answer to a burning question Violet seemed to have. One everyone involved seemed to like a lot!

To be in a sorority house there has to be rules and standards to hold. It seems that if your mother donates a lot to the college though they can go out the window. Well that’s how Violet explains it to her friend Janie when she comes to see her in said sorority house. It seemed to me that Janie was the type of friend that liked to bring back memories to get Violet a little hot under the collar. I think she had a feeling of what Violet was thinking as soon as she brought up all their ‘practice sessions’ they used to have when getting ready for all their future boyfriends. I think she clocked on to how Violet may play a game to get what she wanted, especially when she got a little distracted by her scantily dressed sorority sisters. Well she did say Violet’s the reason why they got so good so maybe she thought Violet could do a bit of practicing on someone new.

Violet and her sorority sisters don’t really seem to get along. Lucy being the one in charge that, most of the time, seems to rub her the wrong way – well that might be about to change! After another heated talk about how Violet should not borrow her clothes she threatens to put her ‘flat on her back’ if she tries it again. Now after having memories of past ‘practices’ with Janie being brought to the front of her mind this statement kind of gives her a few ideas. More so when she finds out what someone in the house has been looking at online. This brings an idea to mind about having a little fun and getting the answer to who that someone might be. Thing is she doesn’t just want to test out whether it is just Lucy but also include Caroline and Nikki too. Things are about to get very interesting when this plan is put into action. A ménage a quatre is on the cards perhaps?

You have an interesting mix of characters with this one. Seems this house of sisters like to play games and aren’t afraid to get a little creative – arms, legs everywhere. Lucy is definitely the leader of that sorority house, what she says usually gets done. Caroline and Nikki just seem to follow suit but really it’s not like they hold up much of a fuss, as they seem to like what they are being told to do. Violet is just, finally, being pulled into the fold. She may actually feel like a true sorority sister now. I think her time there is going to go a lot smoother than before.

4 out of 5 stars

I am a Beta reader for the author and received this ARC for my honest review.

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