Ok we are talking sinful reads…I know we romance readers make up the majority of book sales, but we do not get any respect. Remember when you came out as a romance reader. Were you always up front about it, even if you started reading romance at a very young age? Well I read my first Harlequin in middle school and my first sweeping romance novel saga. Although looking back it would not have been considered a romance, since there was a whole lot of people dying and I found out I hated that mess. Well what was your sinful read? What book, subgenre or romance in general had your family, friends or strangers giving you the side eye. My best friend calls my books soft P*$n. Which makes me hot (as in good and mad), not that I will ever tell her, the non romance reader, she will never understand, some of them are, but not all of them!
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I have not read Stranger at the Hell Gate but I will be adding it to my TBR pile, it sounded great and I knew it was going to be free so I thought I would share the love with all my fellow readers who love books with swagger.
Stranger at the Hell Gate, Ash Krafton
Book Description (provided):
Jagger Sintallon, a half-demon warrior, has dedicated his existence to fighting demons who enter the world through Hell gates. A loner of conflicting ideals, he offers shelter to a troubled woman but knows he is too rough, too dangerous, and too cocky for her delicate nature.
Dedicated to Divine Will, Sonya Camael, a Seraph, is determined to discover why she is drawn to Jagger’s doorstep and the reason behind her mission. She needs the demon’s help but fears he may get himself killed before she can figure it out and the world slips into Hell’s dominion.
Sonya faces grave danger with evil stalking her every move, and Jagger shouldn’t care but realizes he cares more than he’d likely admit. Sonya knows Jagger cannot win this war alone, but will her divine intervention mean his imminent end? Or will just the right combination of Heaven and Hell set the world right once again?
Jagger hung his head, looking very much out of patience. With an exasperated huff, he turned in place, his boots clomping. Cocky stance, head back, and eyes daring her to say something. But these things she only partially registered because when he turned to face her, his entire upper body—chest, face, arms—glowed with the marks of past insult and injury. And that sickle shape burned into the skin over his heart—
She whimpered, heart-sick to see him in this way. Her mother’s blood cried out at the thought of what agony he must have endured to stand here now, so marred and wounded. Covering her eyes, she dispelled the Seraph sight and fought the tears.
“Hey.” He was in front of her within moments, pulling her hands down and leaning to peer at her downturned face. “Hey, what’s wrong?”
“You. You’ve been through so much. Just look at you.”
“I’d rather not. I’m not a pretty guy.”
“Jagger. These scars. You have countless hurts. I can’t see a part of you that isn’t injured.” She raised her eyes, tears brimming on her lower lashes. “Let me help you.”
“What, you’re a plastic surgeon?”
She swallowed and regained part of her composure. “Better.”
He looked alarmed and rocked back on his heels. “You don’t mean—”
“Yes, I do.” She held onto his hands and kept him from backing away. This felt right, this decision.
His eyes shifted. “Ah, I don’t think it’s a good idea, doll. Our kinds don’t mix well.”
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A book club, a romance novel, and a group of professional women in Atlanta, Georgia. That might bring to mind a nice enjoyable evening of companionship and fun, but what if the women in question wanted to take things just a step further than the safety of a cozy living room meeting? When Jessie’s book club decided to put some real-time research into the background of their latest reading topic, she had no idea it would land her right in the middle of Sensation’s Dungeon!
Chase Davenport had seen dozens of women walk into his dungeon, curious about what his lifestyle entailed. Never had one ran for the door and looked on in abject horror like a certain petite little brunette. Challenge, that’s what he considered when he stared into eyes the color of a Caribbean sea at sunset filled with fear.
The sexy club owner fit the description of a sexy alpha male romance character to a tee, and to Jessie that wasn’t a compliment. When he offered to give her a tour of his dungeon, and discuss the reality of his lifestyle, she should have ignored the temptation. But how did anyone resist a chance to talk with a man that had a body built for sin and a smile that made her knees tremble?
Determined to give the tempting beauty just a little education about his world, he had no idea unlocking her mind would result in his own need to stake his claim. He was a man accustomed to having women beg for his attention, but there was something about Jessie that called out the true alpha in him. Would she be able to accept what he really wanted from her, or walk out his dungeon never to return?
It began with a love of reading romance behind the pages of a book… but in the end, reality would show a different world awaited if either of them were willing to take the chance.
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Michelle Hughes is an international bestselling independent author. She currently resides in Alabama with her husband and her five children. Hughes began her career in entertainment as a singer and host for a nationally televised satellite talent program and continued to perform across the United States until she decided to move home and start her family.
Hughes owns Tears of Crimson. The website began as role-play and fan fiction base and has since become the home of Tears of Crimson Books. Hughes states her love of writing comes from her muse Rafe, who has given her dreams of fantasy worlds since she was a young girl.
Hughes started reading Harlequin romance books at eight years old, sneaking them from her grandmother. It instilled in her a love of romance that is still with her today. Her grandmother was raised on a cotton farm and only completed a sixth grade education, it was through watching her struggles with reading that Hughes states gave her the love of the written word.
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Rubenesque Rapture (The Endurers Book 1), Rose Wynters
Book Description (provided):
From author Rose Wynters comes an erotic new paranormal series featuring the Endurers.
The world is on the very brink of Armageddon.
Can these immortal warriors fight the demons infiltrating our world while saving their soul mates?
Bookswagger Marcia: Three Crowns, swagger jacked, decent read. Ok people, the heroine is actually rubenesque and not the size 10 or 12 maybe a 14 we commonly read about when authors go curvy. I refer to them as the fashion world definition of plus size (FWD). This heroine was a size 24 which was extremely refreshing. Anna Andrews is special and she does not begin to find out just how much until after she meets Enforcer Shayne McLoughlin. There was a lot of action in the story and some lag when the two were getting to know each other once they arrived at Shayne’s home. We are basically in a world where Demons want to take over earth led by the, yes THE fallen angel who rules Hell, Anna will play a big part according to the leader of the enforcers which might happen later on in the series just not in this book. The plot is interesting and there are some wonderful places this series can go. Religion is mentioned in Rubenesque Rapture as part of the world, for instance sacred ground and crosses causing demons physical pain but it was all safe stuff nothing to be offended by. This was a good read. Some of you may find this book reminds you or at least the premise reminds you of a popular series but I won’t say who. Bottom line I would read book two.
Note: I do not think the book description did the title justice, check out the 1 minute book trailer.