Monday, October 19, 2015

BLOG TOUR REVIEW ~Playing with Seduction by Erika Wilde~

Title: Playing with Seduction
Author: Erika Wilde
Series: The Players Club #3
Release Date: October 19, 2015

My Rating: 4.5 Stars!


Kendall Shaw loves her job as a boudoir photographer. When she enlists hot, gorgeous, 100% alpha male, Jase Burns for a custom photo shoot for a romance novel cover, she quickly discovers that he only took the job to get close to her. But her painful divorce has made her wary of men, and especially one who is eight years younger than she is.

The moment Jase sets his sights on beautiful, sexy Kendall, he wants her. Despite their mutual attraction, she's rejected his every advance. But Jase loves a good challenge, and one steamy, seductive night at The Players Club changes everything between them.

Kendall has never experienced such overwhelming passion, or been pursued so tenaciously. Jase is addicting, in every way, and she soon finds herself falling for a man who doesn't fit into her ideal future.

Can Jase convince Kendall to let go of her past and take a risk on a second chance at love—with him?
“HOLY SHIT. DID the temperature just rise in here, or am I having a  premature hot flash?”

Kendall Shaw laughed at her friend’s tongue-in-cheek comment, along  with the dramatic way she fanned her face with her hand. She knew Stephanie Randall wasn’t alluding to menopause but rather the gorgeous, sexy guy who’d just walked into Pure Bliss Boudoir Photography.

Yes, Jase Burns was the epitome of hot. Everything about him radiated the kind of sweltering heat that made a woman—Kendall especially—soften and melt in all the right places. And that was with him fully dressed. Once he peeled away his shirt and jeans and she had free access to stare at his perfectly sculpted body, it was difficult to keep her mouth from watering and her sorely neglected female parts from perking up, as well.

He was heading their way, where Kendall was getting her equipment ready for the photo shoot Jase had arrived for—which was why Stephanie was there in the first place. Her friend’s business in creating fantasy bedrooms for clients came in handy for Kendall’s various boudoir displays. And in this case, today she’d helped set up a seductive setting for the romance novel cover shoot a bestselling author had hired Kendall to do.

Jase’s stride was confident as he approached them, his dark, chocolate-brown eyes solely focused on Kendall. The light stubble along his jawline and chin, which Kendall’s client had requested for this particular series of photographs, was distracting as hell, because it made her wonder how it would feel to have that light dusting of facial hair abrading her neck, across her breasts, between her thighs… 

She swallowed back a moan at the thought, even as her inner hussy responded to the erotic images filling her head. Yeah, let the melting commence.

“Hey, sweetheart,” Jase drawled, greeting her with the pet name he’d given her and a smile that hinted at all kinds of sin. “This is the third time you’ve had me back. If you can’t get enough, all you have to do is say yes to going out on a date with me, and I’m all yours.”

Kendall bit the inside of her cheek to keep from returning his smile. The man was absolutely shameless. A charming, gorgeous, persistent flirt who wasn’t the least bit deterred by her many rejections, despite her excuse that she didn’t mix business with pleasure. No, her reasons for turning down Jase in particular ran much deeper and were based on her personal hang-ups, courtesy of the way her ex-husband, Drew, had blind-sided her with the end to their marriage.

“It’s all about what the client wants,” she said in a light, teasing voice, aware of the fact that Stephanie was watching the exchange with interest. 

“You know that.”

He tipped his head slightly and arched a light brown eyebrow. “But what about what you want?”
Kendall tried not to think about what she wanted with a guy like Jase, because it was all x-rated and belonged in her bedroom—when she was alone at night and could indulge in those wicked fantasies that, lately, always starred him.

When she didn’t reply, Jase shifted his gaze to Stephanie. The two had never met before, and he flashed her a dazzling grin before introducing himself. “I’m Jase Burns.”

“Nice to meet you.” Stephanie’s eyes twinkled mischievously as she slid her hand into the bigger one he’d extended her way. “I’m Kendall’s very good friend, Stephanie.”

“As Kendall’s very good friend, don’t you think she ought to give me a chance?” he said without missing a beat. “I’m really a nice guy. I’m former military and I work for Noble and Associates as a security analyst, so you know I’m not some crazy stalker.”

Kendall’s jaw nearly dropped open. She couldn’t believe he was enlisting Stephanie’s help in persuading her, and she so didn’t trust the sudden look of commiseration on her friend’s face.
“I absolutely agree she should give you a chance,” Stephanie said, laughter in her voice. “She desperately needs to loosen up and have some fun.”
Before Jase could respond to the fact that Stephanie had just unintentionally labeled her as boring and mundane, which was something that still had the ability to make her stomach twist with stupid insecurities, Kendall changed the subject.

“Nicole is already in one of the dressing rooms getting ready,” she said, her tone all business, which she decided was the best way to handle Jase.

“You can do the same. I need you to strip down to just your black briefs for today’s photo shoot, per the author’s request.”

“You got it,” he replied, then turned his friendly gaze to Stephanie. “I hope to see you again.”
Erika Wilde has a penchant for upping the ante with each new book of hers. Playing with Seduction the chemistry is hotter, the emotions are deeper, and the story shines through (or with) the eroticism and bring the reader in full fold to the wicked world these characters live in. Kendall and Jase's book was an outright pleasant, yummy surprise. I'm usually not a fan of the older woman, younger man storyline, ONLY because they tend to be laden with misconceptions and blow a minor aspect like ago out of proportion. However, in this book the author takes great strides to cement the fact that age is just a number. Although, it is a point of contention between Kendall and Jase, their own actions prove again and again feelings trump age. Every. Single. Time.

Given a woman who has a new found insatiable appetite, and a man all too willing to fulfill said appetite Playing with Seduction is an all-out warfare of emotions, breaking down ill-conceived stereotypes, and passion - lots and lots of passion. But all in not fair in love and war, of course. Jase and Kendall both have insecurities that are played on and brought center stage. All the better to deal with them, my dears. It was a game of waiting for the other shoe to drop and wen it did my heart broke. Alas, Ms. Wilde has never once disappointed me in the many books of her's that I've read, and she didn't so now either.

Together this is an unstoppable couple. Their tenuous hold on their relationship at first is a bit worrisome, but page by page you see them grip their rope for dear life and there's not much that could bring them down. Once again, an impeccable rendition of steam and heat meeting love and intensity. I've forever be a fan of the series Erika Wilde has founded in these fun-loving, relatable characters and I can't wait to see who's world she turns upside down next!

Happy Reading!
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
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Title: Playing with Temptation
Author: Erika Wilde
Series: The Players Club
Release Date: March 23, 2015
When Raina Beck is given an invitation to The Players Club, all she wants is a night of decadence with a gorgeous, sexy stranger. The seductive, mysterious man she meets fulfills her deepest desires and most erotic fantasies, giving her a night she’ll never forget. But forgetting him isn’t quite so easy.

Logan Cruz prefers his women submissive and compliant in the bedroom . . . everything the independent Raina is not. Yet from the first moment he lays eyes on her, he’s determined to make Raina his. Despite her resistance.

When Logan is assigned to protect Raina from a stalker, everything between them changes. Sex becomes more than just physical, and emotions run deep. Falling in love was never on Raina’s agenda, but can she let go of the past and surrender the one thing he wants the most . . . her heart?

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Title: Playing with Pleasure
Author: Erika Wilde
Series: The Players Club #2
Release Date: July 13, 2015

Paige Moore has a fulfilling business designing couture corsets for her high profile clientele, but her love life is sorely lacking. Being burned in the worst way possible by Sawyer Burrows has left her guarded and wary when it comes to men and their motives. When her best friend presents her with an invitation to The Players Club, she embraces the chance to enjoy a hot night with a stranger, and finally put her past heartbreak, and Sawyer, behind her.

Sawyer knows he devastated Paige with his careless actions a year and a half ago, and he’s lived every day since with those regrets. Now, seeing Paige at The Players Club, he knows this is his chance to make amends and prove that there is still something between them worth pursuing. If sensual pleasure is what Paige is looking for, then he intends to be the man to spend the night seducing every part of her.

Paige’s surrender is Sawyer’s ultimate goal, but once her desires are sated, will she give them the second chance they deserve?

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Meet Erika:
Erika Wilde (aka Janelle Denison) is the USA Today bestselling author of over 50 contemporary romances for multiple print publishers.

So, why the new pen name?
As Janelle Denison I’ve always written sexy books, but lately my writing has taken on more erotic elements that I wanted to keep separate for readers because not everyone likes their reading material on the spicier, kinkier side of romance. However, please be assured that even as Erika Wilde, you will still get an emotionally layered story with characters you’ll care about and fall in love with. That is always my goal, whether I’m writing straight contemporary romances, or more erotically charged stories.

Currently, I’m working on The Marriage Diaries and making sure that Dean and Jillian enjoy exploring the more erotic side to their marriage. The series will be on-going, with no foreseeable ending as of right now, for as long as readers want to be voyeurs to Dean and Jillian’s sizzling new relationship.

I’m also planning a spin-off series in the future, featuring the hot military men that work security for Dean at Noble and Associates.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

COVER REVEAL ~Dirty by Kylie Scott~

Title: Dirty
Author: Kylie Scott
Series: Dive Bar #1
Release Date: April 5, 2016
The last thing Vaughan Hewson expects to find when he returns to his childhood home is a broken hearted bride in his shower, let alone the drama and chaos that comes with her.

Lydia Green doesn't know whether to burn down the church or sit and
cry in a corner. Discovering the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it's with his best man is another thing all together. She narrowly escapes tying the knot and meets Vaughan only hours later.

Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessman she thought she'd marry. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and unsettled. But she already tried Mr. Right and discovered he's all wrong-maybe it's time to give Mr. Right Now a chance.

After all, what's wrong with getting dirty?
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Meet Kylie:
Kylie is a long time fan of erotic love stories and B-grade horror films. She demands a happy ending and if blood and carnage occur along the way then all the better. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and one delightful husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

Kylie is represented by Amy Tannenbaum at the Jane Rotrosen Agency, New York.

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Monday, October 5, 2015

COVER REVEAL ~Crush by Kim Karr~

The story continues. Will Love Conquer All?

The danger isn’t over.

It’s only just begun.

Circumstances brought them together and their undeniable connection won’t let them part. But when the past and the present collide, emotions run high—things are said, lines are crossed, and rules are broken. Both focused on crushing the enemy, the retribution is almost too much to bear. Still, there’s no undoing what has already been done, and every action has a consequence.

He loves her and she loves him, but love isn’t a shield.

Sometimes your only choice is the one you’d rather not make. Pushed to the limit, the tainted love of Logan and Elle is in jeopardy. With outside forces driving a wedge between them, they have to dig deep within their souls to release the ghosts of their pasts, and fight even harder for what neither knew they needed—each other.

Can love really conquer all?

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BLOW (book 1) available now!

CRUSH (book 2) will release on November 16th, 2015 
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Meet Kim:

I live in Florida with my husband and four kids. I've always had a love for reading books and writing. Being an English major in college, I wanted to teach at the college level but that was not to be. I went on to receive an MBA and became a project manager until quitting to raise my family. I currently work part-time with my husband and full-time embracing one of my biggest passions—writing.

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Friday, October 2, 2015

BLOG TOUR REVIEW + GIVEAWAY ~Until Jax by Aurora Rose Reynolds~

Title: Until Jax
Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds
Series: Until Him #1
Release Date: September 29, 2015

My Rating: 5 Stars
Ellie Anthony isn’t looking for love. She isn’t even looking for a man, but when Jax Mayson insists on keeping her and her daughter safe, she’s left with no choice but to trust him. Now she just hopes she doesn’t get hurt when she falls hard for a guy who’s known for breaking hearts.

Jax Mayson knows that Ellie is his BOOM the moment he sees her. When he finds out she has a daughter, he realizes he wants a family, and he will do whatever is necessary to keep both of his girls safe, even if that means facing the demons from his past.

“Thank you again for taking me.” Pulling my eyes from the road for a brief moment, I look at Ellie. Her head is resting against the window, her legs pulled up onto the seat, tucked near her ass, and her arms are wrapped tight around them. One thing I’ve noticed about her over the last few hours is she’s always wrapping her arms around herself or tucking her body into a tight ball. It’s like she’s forcing herself to stay together.

“I told you I got you, baby,” I say gently, wanting more than anything to take her hand in mine, but every time I touch her, she freezes up like she’s waiting for me to strike out at her, and I would be lying if I said that didn’t piss me the fuck off. It does; it feels like a slap in the face every time it happens.

“I know,” she whispers, and the tears I hear in her voice cause a sharp pain in my chest.


“This is the turnoff.” Her feet go to the floorboard and her hands to the dash as she sits up taller, moving her face closer to the windshield. We drive up a long dirt driveway with forest and the occasional broken down car on each side. When we make it to the top of the hill, a singlewide trailer comes into view, with junk cars and garbage piled up out front.

As soon as I come to a stop, she opens her door and hops out before I can tell her to keep her little ass in the cab. I don’t even know how I’m going to deal with the range of emotions that have settled over me since seeing her for the first time.

“Fucking Boom,” I mutter, getting out behind her and doubling my steps until I’m able to reach her side, where I wrap my hand around her waist and pull her closer to me. She’s so fucking tiny that the top of her dark head sits right at my chest. So fragile, from her too soft skin to her petite size. And she’s mine.

Love. Love. LOVE! Aurora Rose Reynolds wows once more with Until Jax. This book is erotically charged with an underlying sweet element that Ms. Reynolds has coined as her trademarked and tinged with suspense. Jax, the son of my favorite Until series couple, as found his Boom, his forever, his life, in Ellie and her daughter Hope. A whirlwind of lust, love and laughter takes you on their journey from insta-love to forever together. Although, it's not all rainbows and sunshine. The trauma both Ellie and Jax have experienced in their past prove to cause the stubbornness and independence to ring strong in these two. Yet, you throw in a bubbling, vivacious little girl and the tension never lasts very long. 

I reveled in this book. It was a wrap you up and cuddle you hard book, as I like to call it. It's the kind of book you'll love when you need to get lost in a different world. The Until world is still ever so high in passion, promises, and intrigue. Not only does the story unfold of Jax and Ellie, but the secondary characters get their stories teased as well. The second generation is well on their way to continuing the path their parents laid out and it's proving to be just as addictive the second go around. 

Jax and Ellie sure hard their work cut out, but their story could not have offered more warm fuzzies and made me more in need of a fan. All the feels whip around the reader and offer a thrilling ride. One where Jax's alpha tendencies get his ass handed to him a few times, and other times where Ellie's passion for said alpha cannot be out-won by her frustration. It's truly a lovely and sinful read, that I devoured!

Happy Reading!
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

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Meet Aurora:
Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat who's husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She's married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires its beauty.

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