One Night in His Custody, Teri Fowler
Olivia Fitzgerald comes face to face with her high school sweetheart, the guy who broke her heart Constable Michael Williams while attending a hen party. In high school he would never give her what she wanted or take their relationship to the next level. Now she is older and wants what he denied her.
Michael has never loved another woman the way he loved Olivia but he never understood his desire to dominate his sweet petite girlfriend in high school. He is now comfortable with his desires and needs, his need to dominate and be in control in the bedroom.
Bookswagger Marcia: Four Crowns, good read, on the way to swagger. I enjoyed Olivia and Michael’s reunion. Michael was comfortable with who he was, although he still had to overcome his issues with dominating Olivia, the girlfriend he put on a pedestal. This was not one of those clubs, chains and a whip reads. This was more of a sensual romance with some handcuffs and a little wrestling in the bedroom thrown in so bdsm light.
Straight to the Swagger: A couple who should have been together in the beginning but due to the ignorance and insecurities of youth went their separate ways come together kink and all, finally getting their HEA. If nothing else read it for the opening scene, funny!
Abiding Ink, Ranae Rose
Mallory Stephens meets Tyler DeHavens an inked out volunteer at the hospital where she is employed as a nurse. There is more to the tattoo artist than his bad boy persona. She invites him to her holiday Christmas party as a means to block her boss Dr. I am God Gifts to Every Woman and ends up falling fast for Tyler.
Bookswagger Marcia: Three Crowns, swagger jacked, decent read. This was a cute Christmas read, it read like a hallmark movie for those who like their man tatted. Mallory had a few issues with trust due to her father cheating on her mother. Her father never shows up he just effects how she deals with her mother who lives with her, so it did bleed into her everyday life. Tyler on the other hand called it like it was, he saw a hot girl not sure she was into him and his tats so that is what led to his doubts in the relationship. Basically a blue-collar guy not sure if the girl he liked was into him. How all normal guys should feel cause all of us girls are too hot for them, I mean right. Reading this book was like listening to your friend describe how she meet her boo. I just wanted more details. I still do not know how Mallory looked other than she had brown curly hair.
Straight to the Swagger: Cute Christmas read, we have family that works your nerves, co workers who work your nerves and a new man for the holidays which makes it all worth it.
Surrender My Love, Lisa Eugene
Nurse Chloe Bennett seems to be the only one who is aware there is something not right with the death of her patient at Washington Memorial Hospital. The only person who is willing to listen to her is the formidable Doctor Brad Markson surgeon extraordinaire. He is hot, dominant and everyone quakes when he calls orders.
Bookswagger Marcia: Five Crowns, major swagger a must read. This was an emotional read, you can really tell the author is in the field, trying to make me cry. Chloe has been through some things, she is dealing with an elderly mother, druggie brother and poor self-image due to being jilted. But she is not afraid to stand up for what is right and patients’ dying is definitely not right. This was a hot suspenseful read, with a normal everyday heroine willing to ask for help (I mean it was the practical thing to do) and not afraid to dig for evidence herself.
Straight to the Swagger: Hot smart, alpha hero has heroine back, the bedroom visits are off the hook and I had no clue who the bad guy was, I thought I was right but I was oh so wrong!
Whitney (Alpha Marked, 3), Celia Kyle
What can I say, I was looking forward to this one…
Whitney Wickham received a summons to attend the werewolf Gathering along with her marked sisters. The Gathering is for marked females to find their alpha pair whether they like it or not. Fortunately for her sisters they did not like it but found hot alpha pairs anyway, so it all ended well for them. Unfortunately for Whitney it was like salt in the wound, she has always dreamed of being the mate of an alpha pair but she is not marked so it was not meant to be. Hence her anger at not being able to pin down the Wardens Emmett Greene and Levy Walters to determine why they made the mistake of making her attend the Gathering.
Although Whitney is unmarked Emmett and Levy know she is their mate by scent (of course we are talking werewolves, did you expect something different). To find she is unmarked leaves them just as puzzled. They have to decide if they are willing to disregard tradition to mate their unmarked mate.
Bookswagger Marcia: Three Crowns, swagger jacked, decent read. This was a cute read and I am glad I read it. I mean I had to know what happened with sister three. Sad to say I did like book one and two way better (you can check out my previous reviews here). I do not know if it was the build up or if I had read this one first if I would have felt different but hey, I feel what I feel. Most of the conflict was external and because of the mystical infliction (I will not ruin the reveal for you) it lead to her mates, sisters and sisters mates trying to figure out what was wrong with her and not enough romance, if they had called me I could have told them.
Straight to the Swagger: Decent read, not mad I bought it. I just wish it was as funny as the first two. I just loved Whitney so much in the other books and looked forward to her getting her story, so no matter what I am glad she got her HEA.
Before 2013 I had never attended a reader event. I recently attended Wrapped Up: A Corseted Event with Bridget Midway and Yvette Hines and had an amazing time. They were celebrating the release of their Interracial BDSM romances Licorice Whips and Red Hots. As an attendee I met a Mistress and her slave we were presented with a real live peek into some of the things we read about in our favorite BDSM romances.
I traveled with fellow reader and new friend who I had previously met at Authors After Dark, Savannah. Reading is something you do alone but I have found there is joy in taking to the streets and finding others who enjoy reading as much as you do. I have found new authors to read, met authors I have read for years and never even thought about meeting and new friends. People who have helped me enjoy my passion even more than I already do so if you haven’t or you are thinking about attending a 2014 readers event I say go for it. Not all events cost, treat yourself and meet some new friends, friends who share your sickness!
One book recommended by a fellow attendee was Lyon on a Leash, Erosa Knowles
This story is about Mistress Vera Knight and her alpha submissive Marcus Lyon. Before Lyon on a Leash I had read stories with a D/s relationship showcasing a female top very rarely simply because I found myself really not liking the male.
Vera knows she is going to buy a slave at the NYC auction she is attending, she has paid money to attend and if it all works out she will be returning to her Atlanta home with her chosen slave. With no experience with lifestyle slaves although she has worked as a paid mistress, a relationship fulltime in the life will be more than a little different.
Marcus was abandoned by his last Mistress and is looking for someone he can trust, someone he can serve and understands his desire and need to serve a Mistress who does not see his desire to take care of her as lacking or less than.
Bookswagger Marcia: Five Crowns, major swagger a must read. Both Vera and Marcus have their trust issues and we understand why without being put to sleep. I am just in awe by how much I liked Marcus, when this story was recommended to me, I was like okay, okay I will read it but even though I have read and liked other books by this author I just did not expect to get into this one because of the female top. I can count on three fingers the female dominant stories I have read and loved and two were by the same author. I learned some new terms, I had never heard of an alpha submissive so that was googleable lol. The chemistry between Marcus and Vera was believable and the chemistry sizzling. I am glad this was not about punishing the guy, this was a romance with BDSM and that’s how I like’em.
Straight to the Swagger: A mistress we can like with a sub we do not feel sorry for and want to commit to the nearest mental health facility which is great, you can really enjoy the romance when you don’t feel sorry for the guy.
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Vexing Voss (Coletti Warlords), Gail Koger
Zoey Jones has one goal and that is to find her mother’s killer. Her one supporter who has stood by her even while she was hunted as a possible mate to Earth alien allies the Coletti. The Coletti are alien warlords who are assisting Earth in their battle against Aliens who want to eat them (apparently we are delicious).
Voss a Coletti warlord knows Zoey is his mate regardless of the disguises she wears to hide from him. A Coletti’s number one goal is to protect their mate, even if said mate does not recognize them. Voss is that big bad dude who always gets what he wants and he wants his mate.
Bookswagger Marcia: Four Crowns, good read, on the way to swagger. Vexing Voss is the third book in the Coletti series. I have been waiting for this author to do a follow up, she is one that I google every now and again to check on lol. The females in the Jones family have gifts; gifts that make them mate material to Coletti warriors. Now the Jones women do not want to be forced to mate to some alien who wants to coddle them and monitor their every move, thought and dream. So the Jones girls fight it which makes for great reading. This story follows the series style. Meaning woman runs, gets into all kinds of interesting trouble while meeting new creatures. During which her mate pops in and out of her life and head while trying to locate and protect her. The hero is always with the heroine since they share a mind link after mating and those mind links can make for really good reading or really irritating. This one went the way of the good. Oh and it can be read alone other characters from previous books do pop up.
Straight to the Swagger: Funny read, with funny banter between the heroine and everyone. Alpha male and strong female, one will have to submit (and you know who it is) makes for a great adventure with interesting alien creatures.