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Book Review: ‘Tempestuous’ by Nicole Austin

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Title: Tempestuous

Published: 21st July 2016

Author: Nicole Austin

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AuthorNicoleAustin

Twitter: @nicoleaustin1

Synopsis:

Once a woman’s deepest, darkest desires have been exposed—whetting her appetite for taboo pleasures of the flesh—her unquenchable hungers will not be denied.

Floggers and whips
Chains and leather restraints
Erotic rewards and punishments…oh my!

Seduced by stories and the forbidden lure of Dominance and submission, Evie Sloan longs to explore the scintillating delights firsthand. While some fantasies are better left to the imagination, for the chance to visit a real club, she’s willing to take a risk.

Been there, done that, seen it all—or so jaded Dominant Niko Kovalenko thought. Evie’s arrival on the scene reawakens long dormant passions and ramps them up to a whole new level. She’s an exciting challenge—a dangerous temptation—igniting the compulsion to possess. To collar.

Evie is no man’s submissive pet. Niko stripped her bare, shed light on all her secret desires and weaknesses, but it’s still not enough for him. To win her man she’ll have to confront her fears and find a way to bridge the distance between them.

This previously published title has been revised and re-edited

Review:

Niko is sexy, sophisticated and charming – a triple threat! When he says his endearment ‘moy kotik’ (my pet) he makes you want to swoon. Evie is about to get a crash course in how to be a Sub by the Dom that everyone wants to play with. Shame her mouth can sometimes get her in trouble with him. She is at an erotica convention with her bookstand where she decides to explore some other stands. It’s here she meets Sir Caine and Michelle (a Dom/Sub married couple) who have invited her to come with them on an exclusive slot to club Rendezvous. She is meant to just observe, to get a feel for it as she has always been intrigued, but the moment Niko lays his eyes on her everything changes.

Loved Niko’s reaction when he first sees Evie. Its like nought to sixty with how quick he wants to stake his claim that he wants her and that nobody plays with her but him. He gets a little shock when informed she is not clued up on their world completely but is there to watch. He notices that she has the natural feel for a Sub and wants the chance to be the one to show her the world he likes to play in.

You can almost feel Evie fall under his spell the moment he takes her hand to kiss it. Saying ‘enchanted’ and she almost swoons. She has to cope with dinner first before getting to the club but that just makes her more nervous in a giddy way. Once at the club though the fun really starts, Niko is in full Dom mode and is not likely to let her get away with much. A few slip ups without calling him Sir is one thing when it’s just them and she is too overwhelmed by everything she sees to remember but a loud “kiss my ass” in front of a crowd and that’s another matter altogether. Spanking bench anyone? But don’t worry Evie Niko is only giving you what you really want, even if you don’t know it yet.

Very addictive reading with this one. Desires and longings soon coming to the surface, Evie just needed the right man to get her there. To see what she really wanted/needed and to give it to her – Sir Niko is most definitely that man. She may be a natural Sub but still has moments of being a brat, especially when feeling jealous. She may feel bold in the moment but when reality sets in she knows she’s in for some punishment – but hey she soon learns that if she can handle it then she will get a really good reward. Pleasure is sure to follow – who wants to fly?

A night she won’t forget in a hurry with a man she longs to have claim her but distance might cause some issues. That is another day’s worry as she is still in town for the convention so when Niko invites her on a date the only answer is yes. Talk about one hell of a date though, dinner is lovely but dessert is deliciously wicked. All he wants is Evie on the menu and once he gets a taste he has no intention of letting her go, his only thought being how quick he can collar her. He sure knows how to explore her hidden desires, not that she is complaining one bit. Well maybe not until the next morning that is. Trust me when you hear something Evie overhears Gage (Niko’s best friend) say to Niko in his office you may be thinking ‘oh hell no’ right alongside her. A very big ‘no’ from her but she needs to learn to tell Niko these things rather than run away for them to have any kind of future.

Found Evie’s friend of reason Amanda was a good balance to her back and forth feelings, her and Michelle really as she could give her a first hand account of what to expect. Everything happening was so intense from the start that it was no wonder she would freak at times. Niko can be held to blame at moments too so its not just all on her. They both need to learn to talk to each other more to stop the misunderstandings from happening. Something tells me that they will be learning from their mistakes, as neither has any intention of letting the other go. Tempestuous is a fun whirlwind romance that dives head first into the world of a BDSM Dom/Sub relationship. Bet Evie is glad she went to that convention now because it ended up being the start of something deviously hot.

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4 out of 5 stars

I received this ARC from Words Turn Me On for my honest review.

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Re-Release Blitz: ‘Tempestuous’ by Nicole Austin

 

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💖Re-Release Tempestuous by Nicole Austin💖

 

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Once a woman’s deepest, darkest desires have been exposed—whetting her appetite for taboo pleasures of the flesh—her unquenchable hungers will not be denied.

 

Floggers and whips

Chains and leather restraints

Erotic rewards and punishments…oh my!

 

Seduced by stories and the forbidden lure of Dominance and submission, Evie Sloan longs to explore the scintillating delights firsthand. While some fantasies are better left to the imagination, for the chance to visit a real club, she’s willing to take a risk.

Been there, done that, seen it all—or so jaded Dominant Niko Kovalenko thought. Evie’s arrival on the scene reawakens long dormant passions and ramps them up to a whole new level. She’s an exciting challenge—a dangerous temptation—igniting the compulsion to possess. To collar.

Evie is no man’s submissive pet. Niko stripped her bare, shed light on all her secret desires and weaknesses, but it’s still not enough for him. To win her man she’ll have to confront her fears and find a way to bridge the distance between them.

This previously published title has been revised and re-edited

 

Buy links:
Barnes & Noble: http://goo.gl/XI9nF1

 

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What’s being said about Tempestuous:

 

“The flow of the book was perfect; each page had you wanting to turn to the next. I hadn’t read a Nicole Austin story before, but I can assure you it won’t be my last.” ~ 5 stars ~ Blackraven’s Review

 

“The sizzle between Niko and Evie jumps off the pages! And, Niko takes sexy to a whole new level. The ceremonies toward the end made me wish I was standing in Evie’s shoes… this book is HOT! Highly recommended and will be a definite re-read for me!” ~ 5 Stars ~ Barbara

 

“This book is amazing. The author brings your into the wild world of BDSM in a way that even a novice reader can understand. Her characters are by far my favorite that I have read in the genre. This is a must read”. ~ 5 Stars ~ Drea

 

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About Nicole:

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Nicole Austin lives on the sheltered Gulf Coast of Florida, where inspiration can be found sitting under a big shade umbrella on the beach, sipping cold margaritas. A voracious reader, she never goes anywhere without a book, but started looking for something more. Something hotter.

A passion for erotic romance led to Nicole’s creation of sizzling characters and boundary pushing stories. Now she lives in an incredible world where fantasy comes to life in bold, vivid detail. Well, until real life intrudes and she has to share the computer with the rest of the family.
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Book Review: ‘Naughty Haunts’ by The Naughty Literati

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Title: Naughty Haunts: Eleven Spooky Love stories

Published: 2nd September 2016

Publisher: The Naughty Literati

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Naughty-Literati

TWitter: @naughtyliterati

Authors: Lynn LaFleur, Suz deMello, Tina Donahue, Nicole Austin, Francesca Hawley, Berengaria Brown, Katherine Kingston and Charlotte Boyett-Compo

Synopsis:

Eleven Spooky Love Stories including BBW, BDSM, Contemporary, M/M, Ménage, New Adult, Paranormal, Shapeshifter, Speculative Fiction, Stepbrother, and Witch Romance from bestselling authors writing as The Naughty Literati!

Featuring: 

Strange Magic by Lynn LaFleur 

Savannah has thirteen days to perfect her changing spell with help from Dominic, her Coven Master and the warlock she loves, or suffer dire consequences.

Gypsy Witch by Suz deMello

Ben’s a tough, down-to-earth cop who doesn’t believe in magic, yet he falls for a modern-day witch. Will Ben and Elena’s fragile love be lost when she reveals what she truly is?
*This previously published title has been revised and reedited*

The Magic That You Do by Tina Donahue

Passion. Friendship. Love. Some things a man simply can’t forget…
Finn has no idea what he’s doing at a haunted house on Halloween, but his tour guide Caty certainly rocks his world. Irresistibly drawn to her, he indulges in wicked delight and a return to their shared destiny.

Dirty Princess by Nicole Austin

I’m sure there’s a rule in the friend code that makes lusting after your bestie forbidden. But if giving in to this off-the-charts chemistry is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

Where or When by Francesca Hawley

Bardic witch and famous singer Frank Jasper has been Sharon Beryl’s dream lover for years. When she wins a date with him, she is thrilled. Can their mutual desire become reality, or will it remain forever a dream?

The Ghosts at Substation #69 by Berengaria Brown

A woman fleeing her abusive partner. Her high school sweetheart who wants to rescue her. And two ghosts.

Coastal Ghost by Katherine Kingston

A sunny beach house isn’t the usual place to find a ghost, but the one that haunts Mary’s rental house has a mission and a plan.

The Revenant’s Desire by Charlotte Boyett-Compo

A once-a-year visit to her lover may be enough to hold his demons at bay, but it can’t cure Alana’s loneliness on the other 364 days of the year.

BONUS MATERIAL: 

Immortal Hunters by Suz deMello

Vampire Rama avoids attention by working nights as a private investigator. No one cares if some bad guys disappear on her shift. Then Detective John van Helsing shows up. Bearing the name of the vamps’ greatest foe, he interferes in her case and in her life. Friend, lover or enemy?
*This previously published title has been revised and reedited*

Spontaneous Combustion by Nicole Austin

Maddy’s secret fantasies about Jake burn hotter than a wildfire but she’s not his type. With the help of his fellow firefighters, Jake intends to stoke the flames and prove to Maddy she’s the only one for him.
*This previously published title has been revised and reedited*

Were the Hell? By Berengaria Brown

Septimus has to learn why no female weres have been born into his pack. When he walks into the meeting room he smells his mate. A male.
*This is a reissue of a previously published story.*

Review:

Goes down as another off my 2016 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book over 500 pages (well some sites say under but from counting pages on kindle with my page font it is so I’m counting it). Also loved that a review quote of mine from Amazon is at the front of the collection from another Naughty Literati set I read. These collections certainly know how to turn up the heat!

Strange Magic by Lynn LaFleur

Savannah is in a bit of trouble. Her magic exam is coming up and if she can’t pass every test then its kind of all down hill fast. Coming up to a 100 she barely looks over 20 but if she doesn’t pass she will age and die within 2 weeks. The only spell she can’t control is the one where she turns one object into another. The change part happens fine, its just it never goes into what she’s thinking of. Wanting one style vase to go in to another, she gets a teddy bear. When her mum turns that into a vase and asks her to turn it back into the teddy bear she gets a loaf of bread. Not even the one she would want but hey she can at least make a sandwich! Knowing her mother can’t do anything to help her, as she doesn’t know what’s blocking her, she ends up going into the woods to rethink and pratice in the open space. Looks like her mother decides to get someone to help in her stead though and it just so happens to be the one person who makes her heart beat faster and her magic go a bit haywire – Dominic.

Dominic has wanted Savannah for years but always held back due to her being so young compared to him, a few hundred years younger that is. The thought that she might not pass this test and that he would lose her forever is almost too much. He is determined to figure out her block. That and to see what is triggering flowers and mushrooms to pop up from him right to her the moment he meets her in the woods, which only seem to grow the closer he gets. A bit slow off the mark but it seems he is slowly getting it when they get back to hers and spoons start to appear in the sink only after he cages her between it and him. For being the leader of their coven and older you would have thought he might have picked up on her feelings sooner but now he has there is no way he is letting her go. Fire ignites between them when they come together – I was thinking the room would start to fill with random objects but then Savannahs mind was elsewhere at the time. He might have helped her lust – something all witches and warlocks have a lot of – but he needs to help her with her magic too. Lets hope he can get her past it so they can get back to having fun.

Gypsy Witch by Suz deMello

Seems Elena and Ben have a lot in common in the bedroom department but when she tries to take it beyond Ben almost wants to run a mile. Both single parents they meet through their kid’s camp. Now a few months down the line they are still hooking up while the kids hang out. Seems the only reason Ben is holding back is because he just can’t see someone like Elena fitting in with the other cops wives and girlfriends. She is a bit of a hippy and a witch – not that he believes her.

Seems her daughter Gina has picked up a few tricks too and wants to try out a spell to wake a sleeping knight. So she goes along with Ben’s son Tom and they cast the spell not completely sure whether it will work. Seems they had nothing to worry about when Sir Dexter pops down to say hello. The spell worked when they opened it but they really needed to watch whether they closed it, as there are others in the doorways that are not there by choice.

When another is awoken its Sinister who is freed and he is all about causing havoc. Seems Ben is about to get a front row seat of what Elena is capable of. His reaction is a bit much and I do think he needed to do a hell of a lot more grovelling. From how he reacts and then acts with her in the days that follow I think she forgave him too soon. Her option for him to get a second chance is a bit naughty and might need the help of a friend of his Jake. Its almost like she didn’t care what had gone on as soon as a kinky option for some fun was presented to her but hey if that’s what she wants then go for it girl!

That Magic You Do by Tina Donahue

Oh this turned into a bit of a sweet love story the further you got with it.

Finn has come to an island to go on a haunted house tour in an old Victorian house. He can’t really remember why he chose to go there, or understand why he feels like he has been there before, but he goes in anyway. When Caitlyn greets him, a beauty he now can’t take his eyes off, he is glad he took the chance. Though not being alone in the house – from the sounds of it another couple are having their own fun upstairs – Caitlyn starts Finns tour. Slowly leading him through different rooms, seeing how he reacts. He seems to get an overwhelming feeling of being home. Not just with the house but with being with Caitlyn too. When his favourite song continues to play as they enter a side room he can’t help but dance with her – almost perfect she says. Perfect is when he kisses her. He comes alive again with her in his arms and they waste no time in getting acquainted with each other, or should that he reacquainted?

The closer it gets to midnight the more troubled Caitlyn becomes. She knows the truth but needs him to remember the past or they both might be lost. Two creative loves being brought back to each other, their lives coming full circle. It’s like the magic they once held brought them back together in the end.

Dirty Princess by Nicole Austin

Fun Halloween party with one hell of a show! It seems Hallie’s saucy dreams are about to become reality so she better hold on for the ride.

Hallie has had the hots for her friend Ry pretty much from the moment they met, only it seems friends was all she was going to get. Years later and even though she wouldn’t want to ever lose him as a friend she can’t stop wanting him. It’s not just the way he looks, she has eyes he is hot, but the whole package. So when they have a Game of Thrones night/drinking game she ends up sharing a lot more than she would have sober.

Ry has wanted Hallie for years but never thought she felt the same way. She is one of those girls who is beautiful on the inside and out but doesn’t know the attention they draw when they enter a room. A drinking game on the couch was meant to loosen her up not turn him on big time but when she describes a naughty dream she’s had a dark fantasy about he knows its time to make his move.

The dream: She sees a stranger at a party, they connect just with their eyes across the room, when she looks for him she can’t find him only for him to appear behind her on a balcony. She lets go and lets him take her from behind regardless of who is watching. He’s the man she describes and he has every intension of making it come true and then some. She definitely becomes his dirty kinky princess.

The party he gets her go to meet him at is a little kinky and a lot of fun. She might be rabbit caught in headlights for a while when she spots him and realises what he is up to but the moment he kisses her she comes alive. Her dream is tame compared to how hot and heavy they are there and then back at hers. But a shock phone-call from their parents the next day could put a spanner in the works to the start of their relationship and make her run. I have a feeling that Ry will know just how to catch her though!

Where or When by Francesca Hawley

Some times your dream lover becomes a reality. Something Sharon finds out when she is face to face with Frank for the first time. She might have seen him her dreams for months and thought he had a striking resemblance to the singer Frank Jasper but never did she think it could really be him. It might be a concert for witches but its her luck that’s changed – with a little help from her cousin Jess – when she gets to go up on stage for him to serenade her and then have a romantic dinner after her name is called. Alls right in her world when she gets close to him but his manager Max, sleazy slim ball he is, might have other ideas. If he can’t stop them tonight he will try the next day.

Frank can’t believe his luck when he pulls Sharon close. The woman of his dreams is literally in front of him and nothing is going to stop him from spending time with her, even if he only gets tonight. The connection is clear from the start, they are so comfortable around each other at dinner, so when he asks if she would like to spend the night with him there is only one answer – yes.

Back at the hotel is where the fun starts but not before he gets her to perform a few songs for him while playing the piano. When they sing together its like they have been doing so for years, same goes for when they start stripping each others clothes off to get closer skin to skin. A magic bubble created through to the morning but when the light comes so does Max and he’s brewing trouble. Lets just say Sharon can pack a punch with a spell when mad and when she says karma is a bitch she means it. Lets hope Frank can see him for what he is before he loses the one person who was clearly made for him. I found it funny that she could tell he was a bardic witch straight away but he, along with Max, couldn’t tell she was.

The Ghosts at Substation #69 by Berengaria Brown

Doug has loved Fern forever and even after their year apart (peer pressure from others saying they were too young to know what they really want) he would do anything to help her. Fern has found herself in an abusive relationship with Lowell, beatings are one thing but she is also locked in his home. He holds all the cards, literally, all her IDs and papers too. Her only escape is through a bathroom window. She knows Doug will get her somewhere safe – that place being an abandoned substation where two friendly ghosts are only too willing to give them a helping hand, even if they can’t be seen.

Earl and Otis have been stuck in the substation ever since the accident that took their lives. For 50 years they have been stuck there with only each other for company other than the occasional worker. It shouldn’t seem weird that they can talk to each other but Otis is a little different than you’d think. They are pleased for visitors and after hearing the trouble they are in are keen to help. Even to lend a whisper to a cop or two when trouble finds them due to Lowell. Seems he has been using Fern for a reason and doesn’t like the thought that his plans might go wrong. They say its bad luck for a black cat to cross your path; lets hope that’s true in Lowell’s case.

Sweet romance between Doug and Fern with how easy it is for their connection to be relit after time apart. Time means nothing when you are with the person you are meant to be with. Here’s hoping for a happy ending for Earl and Otis too. It’s time to move on I think, your good deed should count for something.

Coastal Ghost by Katherine Kingston

Mary just wants a few days to relax by the coast. Shame the house she is in has other ideas, mainly due to a meddling ghost. Lots of things keep breaking and if the owner can’t come round and fix it soon she’s off. The ghost has other ideas and asks her to stay, at least a few more nights. She is glad she agreed the moment the owner comes round to see what’s been happening. Tom is a bit of a dream, one she would like to hold on to. After showing him some of the rooms that have been causing some trouble she leads him to the bedroom only panicking when she realises she left her reading material out for all to see – something a bit kinky! From his reaction he is intrigued but it’s not till later that a bargain is struck.

Tom invites Mary out to dinner and once back at hers for a nightcap he brings up her books and asks what her fantasies might be. One sticks out ahead of most and it seems that both are just as eager to try it out. Mary wants to be a thief that gets caught in the act who is willing to accept any punishment seen fit to prevent the cops being called. An intriguing idea, one both of them wants to try out. What starts out as a bit tame soon turns into everything Mary has ever dreamed about. Her kinky side has been let out and all she wants to do is hold onto the man who helped. Both are starting over for very different reasons and it seems the ghost had a plan ready made to see them together.

The Revenant’s Desire by Charlotte Boyett-Compo

Alana is on her way to see her lover on a dark and dangerous night. The devil is at her heels and if she doesn’t make it there will be hell to pay. Good job it doesn’t come to that but it is a close call. When she is safe inside with her lover Nolan and takes a look at the creature – the Demon of Dexter – that was following her she can only be thankful. For one night every year she can see Nolan. It’s the one time a year where the veil drops between worlds and she is free to see him inside the Thibodeaux Plantation house. Well one floor really as that’s the place where he has been bound. He is a revenant, sort of like a vampire, and a very powerful one. No one is going to mess with him and as long as she is safe inside with him she will be safe too.

Nolan can see that this year feels different for Alana. She wants to know more about his past and about the creature banging on the door. She needs him to trust her enough to let her see all of him and there are only so much sexy distractions she is willing to let him get away with. But hey she has been without for a year so he knows she needs him as much as he needs her. She also reminds him that time is slowly catching up on her and soon it will run out. She gives him a choice, one he is scared to take even after she accepts his sordid past. The evil women who hurt him soon got their comeuppance, as does the evil watching them from the window. The past can be laid to rest and a future is on the horizon they just have to let go and trust in each other. Love the ending as it gives another supernatural little twist.

Immortal Hunters by Suz deMello

Rama is a private eye who only works at night. She’s a pro at making the bad guys disappear and if she gets a snack in too then alls the better. Her latest job sees her looking for a kidnapped child. Outside the perps place waiting for her chance cops appear – one that would get her pulse racing if she had one – none other than John van Helsing notorious among her kind. It seems they are there looking for the child aswell, even though cops weren’t meant to be called – even plain clothed ones. As she’s about to tell them to take a hike the child cries and she goes into attack mode. She might get up there quick but they are on the move and soon the cops are causing a distraction when shot down.

Running after the car she gets a shock when John makes time with her, even managing to jump on the roof. Seems he has become a night owl himself, fangs in all. Even in the middle of a car chase with a child in danger you can see the chemistry coming off them. They can both certainly multi task as making out while holding onto a car roof while it’s moving must be hard. Once the driver and accomplice are thrown from the car they make their way to the hospital to get the child checked out. Seems this little boy means more to John than you first thought. Once safe though all John’s thoughts turn to Rama.

The heat rolling off them is high but the danger has only just begun to show itself. Doesn’t stop them from killing some daylight hours having fun before preparing for the fight coming. Seems there are shifters about wanting to cause trouble and not one of the more known ones – a selkie who can turn into one mean seal. They are going to need to trust one another, not just in the bedroom/shower umm can I just say hot, but in a fight if they want to come out the other side unscathed.

Spontaneous Combustion by Nicole Austin

Holy hell firemen are hot! They certainly know how to create some heat in and out of Maddy’s dreams. Maddy has been crushing on Jake for years but never thought he saw her as anything other than a friend. The only way for her to have him was in her dreams and man are they hot and he’s not always alone in them either. At the bar with the boys she just thinks he is playing a game, getting flirty because he’s drunk. He wants to know what turns her on, something she wants to shout answer ‘you you idiot’ but can’t. That is until he pushes her one button. He says that if he guesses what turns her on then he will follow through on it – he dares her. One dare she looses but all he can think about is winning.

Jake finally has Maddy just where he wants her, well he will when they get to a quiet part of a park. Somewhere he can and will do anything to her. Ropes are needed to tie her up. She wants/needs to be taken by him and to have him own her pleasure. Seems he wants to really give her all her dreams though when two of their friends turn up.

Luke and Tom can’t believe the sight before them and if Maddy gives them the green light then these three men are going to give her one hell of a night to remember. Talk about pleasure overload but can she handle it and what is going to happen the day after. She has wanted Jake for so long that after having him she won’t want to go back to just friends, seems he’s on the same wave length so she’s not got much to worry about except when her next orgasm is going to hit.

Were the Hell? By Berengaria Brown

Seems Septimus’ pack has been having some trouble for the past 30 odd years. They seem to be only able to produce male offspring, only 4 females in the past few years. Needing to talk to other packs about theories he isn’t too pleased with having to squeeze into another small seat on a plane to repeat the questions he has been asking for a while. Well that is until he walks into the meeting and is hit by the sweet scent of his mate. Male mate I might add, Dai. Now he always wondered whether he was just attracted to other males because there were a lack of females around in his pack but the moment they are close enough to touch he knows without a doubt that he is gay.

Dai thinks all his Christmas’ have come at once when his mate walks in the door. His reaction is fast and fierce from the tent in his shorts and from looking at Septimus the feeling is very mutual. They have a meeting to discuss first so their lust is put on hold, but not for long. New ideas are voiced about a theory a curse might have been placed on the pack. A bit more digging around in the past is needed which means he has to stay around a bit longer, not that Dai minds one bit. When they get back to his place they can hardly wait a second before they are ripping each other’s clothes off. They are hungry for each other and won’t stop until each is sated. Passionate from the start but they do have a job to do, so if they can keep their hands off each other a little while they might just crack what has been happening for all those years. Fate brought them together for a reason and it might have been to get two lost loves back together aswell.

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4 out of 5 stars

I received this ARC from Words Turn Me On for my honest review.

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Book Review: ‘Naughty Heatwave: Turn Up the Heat’ by the Naughty Literati

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Title: Naughty Heatwave: Turn Up the Heat

Published: 26th June 2016

Publisher: Naughty Literati

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Naughty-Literati

Twitter: @naughtyliterati

Authors: Frances Stockton Tamara McHatton / Suz deMelloAlexa SilverNicole AustinFrancesca HawleyBerengaria BrownMarianne StephensKatherine KingstonCharlotte Boyett-Compo

Synopsis:

Including BBW, Contemporary, Fantasy, Lesbian, M/M/F, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, and Speculative Fiction Romance from bestselling authors!

Featuring:

PARADISE FOUND

Frances Stockton

When Cara Summers and Ian Hamilton are selected for a contest to live off the grid on a private island both have their reasons for needing the grand prize. Neither expects an instant attraction. As the temperature rises between them will they find love or end in heartbreak when reality returns?

SEX WAX

Tamara McHatton

Enchanted by a sun-kissed Adonis that sweeps her off her feet, both figuratively and literally, Brooklyn is willing to play on the ever-changing tides of her life.

ALICE’S SHEIKH

Suz deMello

A virginal English noblewoman finds herself under the complete control of an autocratic sheikh–an unexpectedly sexy one who will do whatever he must to have her.

KISMET

Alexa Silver

Jon and Alan get together once a year. When Jon’s wife interrupts their reunion, passion explodes. Ghosts from the past threaten to upset the delicate balance.

ALIEN RIGHTS

Nicole Austin

Be careful what you wish for—it just might come true. While Emily may have wished to be taken away, waking up on an alien cruiser, naked and intensely turned-on wasn’t what she’d had in mind.

*This title has been previously published*

THE AGREEMENT

Francesca Hawley

Can the arranged marriage between Lord Thanos and Lady Zayna move in a new direction or will they remain perpetually at war?

ONE KINKY WEEKEND

Berengaria Brown

Logan and Zara’s sex life is dead boring, so they ask another couple to join them for a very dirty weekend of naughty sex.

HOT BUNS

Marianne Stephens

Angela offers to pay Vinnie to use his bakery ovens until hers are delivered. For financial reasons, he agrees. Being near her threatens his determination never to forgive her betrayal. When the truth surfaces, both must share the blame. Can smoldering love between them flame into passion once again?

WEAPON OF CHOICE

Katherine Kingston

Selvya’s gift for controlling fire made her a weapon in the hands of unscrupulous men. The king’s commander offers a chance for revenge and redemption, but it’s a risk she’s not sure she can take.

THE MAGEWYND’S CAULDRON

Charlotte Boyett-Compo

* A posthumous work*

Confined to quarters in a windowless room without air conditioning, Finn O’Kelly thinks he’s dropped into hell. When the lovely electrical tech comes to his door to fix the problem, Finn finds out what heat really is!

Review:

Get ready for some hot short reads that will get your pulses racing! Some I liked more than others but overall a great selection of authors coming together to show us what they’ve got.

Paradise Found by Frances Stockton

If you had the chance to enter a competition to live on a secluded island for a month with your perfect mystery man would you?

Cara first noticed Ian on the plane. She could see they were heading in the same direction but had no clue he was whom she would spending a month with on Paradise Cay. As soon as he comes up behind her though while she is waiting to get in the car you can feel the heat coming off him. They start off with a great back and forth banter, showing how well they click. Almost liked they were matched!

The task is to stay on the island for a month and if they do then they win some prize money to help fulfil their dreams. Along the way they might be finding new ones. Hot and heavy right from the moment they land on the island – well the sexual tension had been building on the journey itself. Once at a waterfall though it seems that the otherworldness of it all has made them act freer. At that moment all Cara is glad about is that Ian is a doctor and as he puts it ‘is always prepared’. Letting loose and having fun while just the two of them is fun but what happens when they get back to the mainland and their lives. Can they bring the feel of the island back with them?

3.5 out of 5 stars

Sex Wax by Tamara McHatton

Didn’t have a clue what tandem surfing was to begin with but after a Google search I have to say I’m impressed. Not that you would get me on a board, I’d totally fall in! The men have to have good balance and be beyond strong; the women have to be a bit bendy.

So Brooklyn and Swede seem like a great match. What starts out as a simple bit of flirting at the bar where she works soon turns into more when she gets taken into the fold with all the other tandem surfers. Brooklyn has never had that big a group of friends before so she is loving the dynamics of it all. It also helps that Swede is one fine specimen of a man who makes her go weak at the knees. He can’t wait to get his hands on her out in the ocean, on the board and off it. Loved how clueless he was with some of the things he told her though. Not getting how she would wonder what the hell ‘nuts to butts’ truly was. Other times you can tell he knows full well what he is saying, almost like word foreplay.

At first she just thought she would just be having some fun trying out some tandem surfing moves while Swede got ready for the tournament. Now she finds herself being his new partner as his other one got hurt. They are going to be spending a lot of time together over the next few days and hands are going to be everywhere. Chemistry is certainty buzzing between them and when they finally let go it’s hot. Will this just be a fun time weekend fling or turn into something more? With how well they click you hope for the latter.

5 out of 5 stars

Alice’s Sheikh by Suz deMello

Alice has grown up with a very screwed view on relationships, especially thoughts involving passion, from what happened to her parents. They lived and died with passion and chaos to the extreme. Something Alice has refrained from doing. At the hearing for their joint will it states that her parents estates will split between the three children but that they each have to do a years worth of selflessness. She has chosen to become an English teacher for Barr Aghiba Island. It’s only for a year so what could possibly go wrong?

Her journey doesn’t get off to a great start though as the airport she has landed in comes under siege and she has to be rescued. Just so happens that her rescuer is her new boss ‘Hot Harry’, she can now see why he has that nickname. In just a jump suit and taking charge of the situation he creates a reaction in her that she has tried to push away for too long. He is just as drawn to her as she to him, even if he tries to hide it at first, but it is not until a midnight swim that things really start to heat up. Passions are high but its clear Alice isn’t looking for just fun. She has created a challenge for Harry and he is more than ready to step up. She has waited this long without passion how much longer can she go?

3.5 out of 5 stars

Kismet by Alexa Silver

A forbidden love from a time gone by brought back for one night only. The underlying sexual tension is what builds between Jon and Alan. Something they held back from in their heyday while in the band. To begin with you start to view Alan in a certain light. Leaving those he loves behind and seeming not to care other than on this one night every year. A twist comes halfway through though that throws new light on the situation. A past love of theirs – Trina – comes into the picture and events lead to true emotions coming out to the surface. Only once they let go and admit what they have always been might they get what they have always wanted.

3 out of 5 stars

Alien Rights by Nicole Austin

‘To believe Earth harboured the only intelligent life would be rather arrogant and naive.’ – My thoughts exactly!

Emily’s night has an interesting twist to it. Just before closing up at the dinner one freaked out man comes in claiming to have been abducted by aliens – probes where involved! With her feeling a bit sorry for him she gives him some food and an ear to talk to before sending him on his way. Meeting him has reminded her that she has always thought how exciting it would be to go to outer space and explore different planets. Feeling like she needs something to change in her life on a whim she calls to the sky to wish on a bright star. Calling to Kalgron – the alien who abducted the guy from the dinner – to take her away. Little did she know that he was listening and more than ready to take her.

Kalgron is on a scouting mission to find a new planet for his people, so has been circling Earth for a short while examining its inhabitants to see if they would except them. When he gets a call from an earthbound beauty there’s no chance he is not going to answer her call.

Get ready for some probing, though for Emily it only means pleasure. His voice alone gets her going while being in the dark. Passion overflows logic and she doesn’t question anything. A little while later though and the same can’t be said. To say she is annoyed would be an understatement and she needs him to know it. All he wants to do is keep her but to do that she needs to know what she is staying with. Will his appearance scare her away or will her curiosity make her stay. Well that and the fact he has given her the best orgasm of her life from the power of his voice alone. If his voice does that she can only hope what his body can do.

5 out of 5 stars

The Agreement by Francesca Hawley

Zayna finds herself bound by an agreement she wishes she could change. It was fine when she saw her marriage to Thanos as one simply of convenience but in just a few short months she has started to fall for him. She fears that if she gives herself over too freely then he will grow board and not return to her.

Thanos made it clear from the get go that he would not be faithful so just wanted a marriage of convenience. Thought it was funny how when she then asked about her being faithful he almost had a fit. Seems its one rule for one and one rule for another. It was her idea to create a contract agreement to keep things fair for both of them so one wouldn’t have the upper hand. It’s only on her wedding night though that she realises she holds more power than she thought. She has always stayed quite when pleasuring herself before so stayed silent throughout. This seems to make him very unsure as to whether she enjoyed herself or not. She now knows that he is a proud man and will keep coming back to her to see just to see if he can get a reaction out of her.

In the months past Thanos has gotten more frustrated with his wife not showing an reactions in bed (so is she mind you, its getting more difficult to stay quite when all she wants to do is scream in pleasure). Thanos soon turns the tables though by making a last ditch effort to get his wife to open up vocally. You can see it would be a turning point for him also. He now only desires his wife, not others, and will do everything he can think of to keep her in throws of passion.

4 out of 5 stars

One Kinky Weekend by Berengaria Brown

When your passion gets a bit stale there are always ways to spice things up. For Zara it’s to ask her husband if they can have a fourway. His reaction to this suggestion sets the tone for what happens throughout – it’s a bit yes.

Not much in the way of back-story with this one but just straight into some fourway fun. Could almost say it was like reading porn in some places with some of the things they get up to. They clearly have nothing that is off limits and are more than willing to make this more than a one-time thing. Arms, legs, bodies everywhere but at least they all get their rocks off.

Side note – There is a name swap in the middle when Zara gets changed to Zoe.

3 out of 5 stars

Hot Buns by Marianne Stephens

I liked that you got a bit of a back-story leading to present day, and hopefully a future, with this one. You know straightaway that there is a lot of tension between Vinnie and Angela when they meet again. You then find out they were engaged so you just know there is a story behind that. Turns out its about a recipe at its core. Baking tore them apart so lets hope it can bring them back together.

Angela is in a bit of a bind as her new ovens aren’t being delivered for a week and she has orders to fill. When she finds out that Vinnie and his family could do with some extra money she sees it as her opportunity to help out and maybe fix what happened between them by offering to pay to use his kitchen at night for a week. Things certainly start to heat up in the kitchen; her penis shaped cookies only seem to be stoking the fire that’s waiting for a spark. Not long before that spark ignites. They know they need to talk about the past but want to live in the moment too. Neither realised how much they missed the other until they are touching distance apart. Lets hope its sweeter the second time round and lasts.

4 out of 5 stars

Weapon of Choice by Katherine Kingston

Nothing better than a historical romance with a bit of witches’ magic thrown into the mix. Selvya’s a bit of a fire starter but after her last battle she needs some help creating a spark. Luckily Jorden is close at hand. The two of them together soon start creating a lot of heat.

Selvya has the gift of fire but sees it more as a curse after what she was forced to do. Used as a weapon she was tricked into thinking if she didn’t her family would be harmed. After the battle on her way home she finds out the truth but ends up getting caught by the other side. After weeks in the dungeon she gets called up and an offer is made. If she agrees to help the side of the King she will get her freedom. From the moment she meets Jorden she is drawn to him and one touch is all it takes for sparks to fly – even if she looked a bit grimy at the time.

In the days that follow she has trouble trying to bring forth the flame. It’s only after Jorden puts his hands on her shoulders to get her to relax that it comes to life. He seems to be her key to unlocking her potential and he is more than willing to stay close. A battle is on the horizon, one both of them hopes to win, but what will fate have in store for them. Here’s hoping it’s a historical happy ending.

4 out of 5 stars

The MageWynd’s Cauldron by Charlotte Boyett-Compo

Finn is hot, I mean literally burning up hot. His aircon is broken and because he is on house arrest he can’t leave his room on the ship. A cold shower and walking around naked doesn’t seem to be helping so he collapses on the floor while waiting for the maintenance man to come. Not bothering to cover up, for lack of energy, all he’s thinking is that he has nothing this guy won’t have seem before. Well that was all he was thinking about until Maze, the female maintenance person, walks in shocking him to cover his junk before she gets an eye-full – not that he was quick enough, well she certainty didn’t mind. With being a MageWynd you would have thought he would have seen her coming, I guess he should have looked in his cauldron sooner.

Maze is bold, beyond sassy and knows what she wants so goes for it. Her flirtatious side comes out full force with teasing Finn in his current situation. Manages to turn round at just the right moment to see what those hands were covering better. She is there to do a job though so starts to see what the problem is. As it’s far too hot and she doesn’t fell like melting she takes off her jumpsuit, I thought Finn’s eye were going to pop out. Too bad for him that she had a swimsuit on underneath, well this time she does. When asking for his help while she’s up a ladder she passes him some screws and ends up getting on hell of a shock, and its not from the power its from him. Sparks for them mean a life mate whether they want one or not. It might be hot in there now but soon they take it to another level.

After Finn kicks her out due to him not handling the situation well she leaves him to suffer in the heat longer. When she finally returns to really fix the problem she does the same as she did before, takes her jumpsuit off due to the heat. Only this time she’s not wearing a swimsuit underneath. There’s only so much Finn can take until he gives in and gives them what they both want. The cauldron in his room might make them pause for thought as it shows them something they might not be ready for. But as Finn says the cauldron never lies.

Fun banter back and forth between them and when Finn really wanted to play he gave as well as he got. He might be able to see into the future but he didn’t see Maze coming, not that he is complaining one bit after he gets his taste.

5 out of 5 stars

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Overall 4 out of 5 stars

I received this ARC from Words Turn Me On for my honest review.

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Book Review: ‘Hybrid Mates: The Complete Series’ by Nicole Austin

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Title: Hybrid Mates: The Complete Series

Published: 28th February 2016

Author: Nicole Austin

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AuthorNicoleAustin

Twitter: @nicoleaustin1

Synopsis:

Complete Series Collection – hybrid feline shapeshifter romance

MERRY CHRISTMAS, KITTEN

Sirena Petra wants one thing for Christmas—an orgasm. And sex toy expert Kenyon Fort has exactly what the lion shifter needs to find more than just her happy place.

MY VALENTINE LOVERS

All I want for Valentine’s Day is to get barbed by a feline shifter and act out a few of the naughty twin fantasies getting me hot and bothered.

MY KIND OF LOVER

Badass biker girl, accountant, lioness shifter—I’m all that and more. And this hybrid wolf thinks he can take me on? Bring it, you sexy beast! I’ve got this.

SEX ME UP

One night at a Paris sex club—no-strings, complications or inhibitions—just lots of fantasy sex. But in the morning I forgot the most important rule. Never run from a feline predator—they live for the chase.

TAKE ME HOME

Going home isn’t easy, but my new stepbrother has me aching for the kind of love my sisters have found. Can I really have it all?

YOUR ONE AND ONLY

My day from hell took a delightful turn when I woke up naked next to the most gorgeous man. But he’d bitten me and claimed I was his mate. Oh my!

Review:

Goes down as another off my 2016 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – a book of anthologies. Loved this collection right from the start. Short hot shifter reads that will have you purring with enjoyment throughout. Will definitely be checking out what else the author has written now.

Loved how alpha all the characters where when they either just thought or said out loud ‘mine’ when they saw their other halves. Nothing was ever going to keep them away. Whether their beginnings happened over a year, a month, a week or a day the connections where there right from the start and when fate decided to throw them into each others paths nothing was going to stop them from getting their HEAs with their true mates. The ones to give the females their all-important ‘Os’ they have been missing out on.

Merry Christmas Kitten

All Sirena wants for Christmas is an orgasm. But no matter who or what she tries though the all-illusive O is always just out of reach. So after breaking her latest sex toy she calls in a 911 call to Kenyon – designer of lots of fun toys. He has some bad news though, as the toy she just broke was the best he had, one he had made specifically for her. She is begging him to help her; she is hurting bad needing a release. She doesn’t even realise that what she is saying is turning him on big time.

Kenyon has fantasized about Sirena for a while over the past year of calls. She is begging him to cross a line he is all too willing to jump over. Sirena isn’t sure phone sex will get her there but is willing to try. Kenyon does paint a good picture but ends up leaving her behind, then annoying her further by hanging up. Now frustrated beyond compare she starts up her computer to look for something to help when the smell of something divine touches her senses – her mate. Drawn towards the smell she knows almost before she sees him step out of the shadows that it’s Kenyon and that he’s all cat.

Sirena has no interest in a tomcat though with a harem of female mates to deal with so does the only thing she can think of – run. She just doesn’t realise yet that Kenyon is different, a hybrid, and wont give up without a fight. When he catches her, it will be for her alone for keeps and he doesn’t share.

I loved how Kenyon called her kitten even before he knew she was a cat, it was almost like his subconscious knew and was just waiting for the rest of him to catch up.

My Valentine Lovers

Well who wouldn’t want to be the filling in an all male sandwich? The moment Lorelei gets a whiff of two find specimens she is instantly hit with the realisation that they are her mates – yes mates as in plural.

Now these two are hybrids too, so wont share what’s theirs, other than with each other that is. All Lorelei can think about is the amount of hands, fingers and other appendences that would be at her disposal. When these three get together fireworks will happen. But when another feline try’s to stir the pot saying they already marked her all she wants to do is run. Our boys wont give her up without getting her to see the truth first. She’s their Valentine girl, the one they want to have for keeps.

Loved the connection between them all and how the twins Carson and Camden would finish each other’s sentences. It was almost like they were like one person again the moment they found Lorelei. She was the connection that brought them back to being whole again.

My Kind of Lover

After both her half sisters f their true mates Haidee should have been wary as fate seems to want them all settled. When she goes to visit Lorelei to help out at Cam and Cars place while they are away on honeymoon she gets a shock in the form of Jase. Though to be fair it is his bike she sees first. One machine she would do almost anything for to get it between her legs. But when Jase gets close enough to tell her the bike is his he goes all alpha male saying ‘mine’ making Haidee almost go into panic mode shocking everyone present.

A secret she has kept needs to be spilled to explain her reaction and why she wanted to run. She’s not too sure what Jase is but knows she needs to stay away for her own peace of mind, even more so after a stolen kiss almost has her melting and begging to be taken. While having some freedom she goes for a run, on four legs not two, only to encounter a male lion that clearly wants to take her by force. Luckily the big bad wolf is there to save her. One she feels safe with even when she’s about to pass out. Lets hope she follows her feelings when she wakes up.

Back and forth banter of these two at the garage was great, definitely a hot match made in heaven.

Sex Me Up

Lindy has had enough of not having any fun or getting a good ending at the end of sex. Being feline means she can only get there with a male cat as they have a barb, the only thing that will hit a magic spot that would make her see stars. So she, along with her friend, travel all the way to Paris, spending a fortune to boot, so they can go to a very special club. One that would cater to every need their clients would have.

From the moment she gets there she catches the eye of Sebastian who requests she join him in a private booth, to which she accepts. She is a little floored though while leaning in to kiss his cheek hello when her cat wakes up thinking only one thing – mine! This makes her want to run which ends up with her twisting her ankle while trying to leave. Sebastian informs her he is a doctor and she almost melts when he touches her leg to check its ok. Heat shoots up and around her so fast that she no longer holds back when he kisses her, or when he then leads her to a more private room. Its not until they get started that he feels it too, that she is his. She begs him not to bite her yet, marking her as his, but also not to stop.

Can she really be with a mate she found at a sex club or did fate happen to send them there at the same time to meet. These women should know by now though that when a male finds his true mate nothing would keep them from each other for long.

Take Me Home

Chloe hasn’t been home since the day that changed her life forever. Also means she hasn’t seen her family, specifically her mother in five years. So when she gets out of a car with her new true mate you would think that would be her sole focus. It would have been if the other male that got out of the car wasn’t her true mate also, one who then gets introduced as her new stepbrother. Things get complicated when her little angel Cody grabs her leg wanting to know who everyone is. Chloe lets her mum and partner take Cody to see some kittens he had found, claiming as his own, all the while Declan hasn’t once taken his eyes off her. After first asking where the child’s father is, to which she replies dead (good riddance when you find out) he doesn’t want to hold back. He voices it to her that he knows she’s his and wastes no time in kissing her. After first succumbing to the kiss her thoughts catch up to her making her panic pushing him away saying no. Her acting like this then leads to her son shifting and attacking his leg.

Fearing for her son’s life she goes to leave saying she needs to get out before Declan sees them. Confusing her mother until she says they’re mates. Chloe knows that new mates kill the offspring of the old mates, especially male offspring. She gets caught off guard though when Declan shows that that’s the furthest thing from him mind.

Hybrids are different and he wants her to know that. The only way she will trust him is if he knows everything about her past. The past has a way of coming back to haunt though when her father comes to the party. Years of fear and anger come to a head and Chloe needs to see there is only one way to have her happy ending with Declan without fear for herself or her son.

Your One and Only

Harper is not having the best day. Crazy hair that won’t behave is one thing but a broken down car in the middle of nowhere when she is meant to be having an interview is another. No phone signal tops off the very crappy day she is having. So her only hope is to walk to try and find some help. After hours walking down a never ending street, feeling hot, dehydrated and sun burned she takes cover on the side of the road under a tree. She knows she is in trouble, and more than likely having a hallucination, when she sees a black lion come up to her. Her only thoughts and words being please don’t eat me. Which only seems to amuse said lion. As he doesn’t appear to be a threat, to the point of lying down with his head on her lap pretty much demanding she scratch behind his ears, she decides to tell him who she is and what a crazy day she has had. Thinking it cant get worse she soon passes out.

When she wakes up however she finds herself naked in a man’s bed, one she has no recollection of getting into. Shocked to discover that said man knows her name and is asking her to come back to bed she goes into question mode. Trying not to get distracted by the sex god in front of her, one that’s making her think screw it and jump back into that bed. After explaining everything, even showing her his lion, she passes out again. Not surprising as she’s human and had no idea shifters existed. Now Zander just needs her to see she is his one and only and all will be well. Nothing is ever that easy though but he will sure give it his all to get his woman.

Loved the family breakfast the next day when Harper walks into the kitchen. Both Zander and his brother might be old enough to know better but when their mother tells them off they still turn into children. Harper can feel the connection between them as well as Zander can so just needs to go with what her heart, and body, is telling her. For as soon as she does she will be in for one hell of a fun ride.

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5 out of 5 stars

I received this ARC from Words Turn Me On for my honest review.

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