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REVIEW: Mia's Submission by Sandra Bunino

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Recap:Mia has been given an offer she can’t refuse as VP of Client Experience at SRE, but to take it, she’ll have to explore her own submissive fantasies to understand what her job entails and her clients will experience. Her training will be at the hands of Asher. He lost control during their first encounter, but is determined to stay on track, or he’ll have to have someone else train her, and damned if he’ll let that happen. Can Asher and Mia be everything they need to each other? What will the cost be to get what they want?
Title:  Mia's Submission
Series:  Satin Rose Experience (SRE)
Book #: 1
Author:  Sandra Bunino
Approximate Book Length:  32 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit

Thoughts:First let me say that this story picks up right where the story in the anthology did, so while Sandra catches you up quickly, it’d still be very helpful to read The Satin Rose Experience in Keyboards and Kink first before reading this.

Since that’s out of the way no…

INTERVIEW: Tiffany King

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Tiffany King is a YA author of the Saving Angels series and I’ve been lucky enough to give book one a read. Meant to Be was exciting and intriguing and sweet and I’m glad to have a chance to sit down with the two stars and the author. Maybe I’ll get a chance to go even more in depth some time :-)

A Few Questions for Tiffany:

What’s your favorite part about being an author?
My favorite part about being a writer is the opportunity of being able to tell someone else's story. It is truly a dream come true to be able to do something I love for a living. I feel very blessed.

Who’s your favorite author and what’s your favorite book?
I'm a huge J.K Rowling fan. I could read her books over and over again...oh wait I already have LOL

How’d Krista’s story come to you?
Krista's story came to me from an idea I had when I was a teenager. At the time I thought it would be cool to write a story about a girl who dreamt about the same guy every night. I liked the whole idea of them sharing…

REVIEW: Volley Balls by Tara Lain

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Recap:After getting out of an abusive relationship, David should know to just stay away from the alpha male type, but he can’t help but ogle Gareth and Edge on the Australian volleyball team playing on Laguna Beach even if they aren’t gay and it gets him harassed. Gareth has been hiding in the closet all his life, even from his best friend Edge, but after seeing David nude in an art show he knows that’s about to change. Edge has some secrets of his own, and they come out at the perfect time when he rescues David from his violent ex. It’ll take teamwork to bring them all out of the darkness they’ve been living in, and just maybe find happiness.
Title:  Volley Balls
Series:  Balls to the Wall
Book #: 1
Author:  Tara Lain
Approximate Book Length:  65 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit

Thoughts:I love ménage stories, even if all parties are male. This one didn’t disappoint! It’s easy to get invested in all the characters and each character is lovable for their…

REVIEW: Collide by Shelly Crane

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Recap:Sherry is eighteen and leads a boring life working for a tabloid newspaper and supporting her mooch of a brother, Danny. She’s always believed that there’s something out there – something…different. When the moon goes missing and people start disappearing only to reappear changed later, she’s proven right. That’s driven home when her abusive ex-boyfriend shows up on her doorstep claiming to literally be a different man, Merrick. He says he’s there to protect her and Danny and plans to take them underground. There’s so much weirdness in the world, it would be nice to have someone to lean on, to count on, but can she really trust him?
Title:  Collide
Series:  Collide
Book #: 1
Author:  Shelly Crane
Approximate Book Length:  390 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  16+
Sexual Content:  Mild

Thoughts:This was an exciting story, with mystery, loyalty, danger, and of course the kind of love that Shelly Crane is so good at conveying. Merrick is so sweet and protective, you melt whenever …

TGIF SWAG Giveaway!

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Happy Friday peeps! This particular Friday, I'm off at my brother-in-law's wedding, but I'm guessing most others are at work. So to brighten your weekend, and the next week for 2 lucky folks, I'm giving away some autographed stuff! A couple postcards, a couple bookmarks, from authors such as Gabrielle Bisset, Ashlynn Monroe, and more. Enter via the Rafflecopter below and I'll contact winners on Monday!

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INTERVIEW: Tyler Robbins

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I found Tyler Robbins through a blog hop, which is actually a pretty good way to meet new people, in case you were wondering. I read the blurb and an excerpt and was totally intrigued by this book, Beyond Honor, and after commenting on that, was granted an opportunity to review it!

After reading the book and talking to the author, I feel the book is even more special, and I feel honored to know the author. I love when someone has a cause and it coincides with their passion. It makes believing in what you do all the better. Add in the fact that she’s still just your average American and totally down to Earth, and I’m just such a happy camper right now.

Read my interview with Tyler Robbins below, and see if you’re not just as enthralled by her as I am!

Have you always wanted to be an author?
I have always written, though in my younger days, I leaned more toward poetry.

After marrying and having children, I settled into the wife/mommy routine and had little time to do things for mys…

REVIEW: Meant to Be by Tiffany King

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Recap:Krista has spent her life practically in a plastic bubble to keep her emotions in check, making her feel like an utter freak. Her only comfort is the boy in her dreams, but those dreams take a heartbreaking turn when she and her mother move to California. There she meets Mark, which throws everything she thought she knew into the air, and now she’ll be put to the test. One thing is for sure, nothing will ever be the same.
Title:  Meant to Be
Series:  Saving Angels
Book #: 1
Author:  Tiffany King
Approximate Book Length:  296 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  16+
Sexual Content:  Mild

Thoughts:So I was a little concerned when I first started this book because I’d always heard nothing but good things about it, but it started off pretty slow for me. Once it picked up though, I couldn’t put it down. The budding relationship between Mark and Krista, the instant friendship between Krista and Sam, and all the family dynamics were just so emotional! There are times when the little thin…

GUEST POST & GIVEAWAY: Shelley Munro

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Shelley Munro is a prolific writer. She's got many books out, but her longeset series is the Middlemarch Mates series, starting with Scarlet Woman. That being said she's got a little something for just about any taste, including her latest release in M/M romance. Read below as she shares her inspiration for Lone Wolf. Welcome Shelley!
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Behind The Book: The Seeds of an Idea
Hello! I’d like to thank Buffy for inviting me to visit her blog. My name is Shelley Munro, and today I’m going to tell you a little about the background behind my recent print release, Lone Wolf.

Throughout time writers have gained inspiration from places they’ve visited. Agatha Christie wrote Murder on the Orient Express after taking a journey on this iconic train. Daphne du Maurier stayed at Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor in 1930 and used it as the setting for her popular gothic novel Jamaica Inn.

Following in the footsteps of these famous writers, I decided to set one of my r…

Flash Fiction Ideas - Need new ones folks!

It's Monday again! Time for y'all to hit me with some ideas for a lil flash fiction! Bring on some new and random stuff. I would really love to hear from regulars and new peeps as well.

Remember it can be ideas for genre, random things or themes to include in the story, anything.  I don't know which direction to go in without YOUR input, so please speak up everybody!


REVIEW: Genetic Celebrity by Tara Lain

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Recap:Tommy loves to cook and enjoys the simple life, but the object of his unspoken love is the complete opposite. Angie, or “Booky”, is driven and ambitious and represents everything he left behind with his family. It doesn’t help that she only seems to be interested in his food. When Roan brings home Shay as a new project for Booky, Tommy’s left sizzling in his lust for both Shay and Booky, and they’re around him all the time while working in the city! But as Shay’s career is about to take off, and Booky being as outgoing as she is, they couldn’t possibly love him back. Why did Tommy have to go and fall for the two people he can’t have in the end?
Title:  Genetic Celebrity
Series:  Genetic Attraction
Book #: 4
Author:  Tara Lain
Approximate Book Length:  180 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit

Thoughts:Tara Lain does it again! We’ve met Tommy and Angie before, but only briefly, and they’re mentioned here and there, but now we finally get to really know …

FLASH FICTION - Contemporary: Aurora & Steven

So this week, I came up with a little something on my own.  I will use the words suggested, but other than that I decided to do something new instead of continuing Nesal and Violet's story (for now).  We'll be in Aurora's POV the whole time, so no jumping between blue and pink this time.

Under 1000 words, and inspired by actual events, but portrayed by fictional characters, here's a little tid bit from a day in the life of Aurora and Steven (not to be confused with my me and my husband...really...mostly).

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I pulled into my driveway, turn the car off, and reflect on my evening with Maria.  We get together every week, and normally we watch an episode of a show, whether it be TV or DVD reruns, but this was a special week – Shark Week! 
We watched some scientists get footage of great whites leaping out of the water after prey, and more scientists dissect shark attacks.  It’s a typical night for shark week, but still fun because sharks are cool to watch regardless.  Pl…

REVIEW: Beyond Honor by Tyler Robbins

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Recap:Army medic Michael is content with his life, except his desire for a good man. He’s got one in his sights, but Jared is deep in denial about his sexuality. After getting thrown together at Jared’s family’s lake house and getting stranded during a tropical storm, they give in to their passions, until word of damages come through, along with news that Jared’s parents are among the missing. Will their new love survive the disaster and all its fallout, or will they be all the more devastated?
Title:  Beyond Honor
Series:  N/A
Book #: N/A
Author:  Tyler Robbins
Approximate Book Length:  136 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Moderate

Thoughts:In the beginning, you feel a great deal for Michael, but seriously want to smack the crap out of Jared. Given a little more time to understand where he’s coming from, your heart kind of breaks for him, despite his tendency to still act like an ass because he’s unable to handle his emotions and the conflicts he faces.

They face…

REVIEW: Scarlet Woman by Shelley Munro

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Recap:Emily’s late husband was leaving her for his secretary, and had a few parting words in the process. On a quest to prove him wrong and even forget for a while, she sets out to have a perfect, passionate one night stand. She heads to a gathering in Middlemarch to carry out her mission. Panther shifter, Saber, is trying to get his four younger brothers mated off to call them and get them under control. He knows there’s no hope for him finding a mate, but they still have a chance, so he’s determined find them women to settle down with. This completely backfires when he catches sight of Emily Scarlet, changing his mind about having hope for himself. He’s in for a struggle though, as he fights with the ghost her husband left behind in her, determined to win over his Scarlet woman.
Title:  Scarlet Woman
Series:  Middlemarch Mates
Book #: 1
Author:  Shelley Munro
Approximate Book Length:  115 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit

Thoughts:This was an enjoyable…

Sizzling Books of Summer Blog Hop!

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Big thanks to My Secret Romance Book Reviews for hosting this giveaway hop! The Sizzling Books of Summer Giveaway Hop is for the books you've read this summer that have made you sizzle. Whether it's a steamy historical, a sweet contemporary or an erotic romance, share your favorite sizzling read. Grab the sun tan lotion, sun glasses, bathing suit and a yummy drink. This hop is sure to be a hot one!

First off, let's get this drink think taken care of, because it's funner to kick back and relax with a sexy read with a little buzz. One of my favorite drinks is the Malibu Bay Breeze, mostly because you can't taste the alcohol so it goes down smoothly and tastes all fruity! It's also real easy to make. To give it a go, here's the recipe:

1 1/2 oz Malibu coconut rum
2 oz cranberry juice
2 oz pineapple juice

Now that that's out of the way, let's move on to the books. So many to choose from! Here are a few of my favorites:

Public Displays or Eroticis…

INTERVIEW: Quinn Loftis

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In my travels among YA authors, I started seeing this one author and books series...I didn't know what all the hype was about, so I checked it out. Quinn Loftis and her Grey Wolves series are a big hit, and after reading book 1, Prince of Wolves, only recently, I can totally understand why! It's so much fun, and after talking to Quinn, I can tell it's because that's how she is in general. Read below for more about this wonderful author I wish I'd discovered sooner, but am grateful to know now!

What made you start writing?
I have always loved to write, for as long as I can remember I love to tell stories. I wrote a lot of poetry when I was younger and had always wanted to write a novel. I guess it just took me 30 years to decide I was ready.

What inspired you to write about werewolves?
They are my favorite of the paranormal characters. I just think they are so redeeming. I love the family (pack) unit the dynamics behind it. To me they are just really fun to write …

Flash Fiction Ideas - Make your Requests here!

Hehe, so I'm really enjoying this flash fiction thing!  :D  However, I would love to get more input.  So come on and leave me some ideas to write about or random things to incorporate into the story.  I was able to continue with my first story, but I'm more than willing to a new one too.  You can also leave a comment or email me to let me know your thoughts on what I've posted (if something needs help, I'd love to know so I can work on it!).  Anyway, bring on the next round of suggestions!



REVIEW: Deceptive Attraction by Tara Lain

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Recap:Caleb Martin faces the hardest decision of his life – signed a five-year contract that would mean staying in the closet (possibly forever), or going out and figuring out what he wants to do with his life to make a difference and not hiding the fact that he’s gay. After a one-night stand tips Cal a little off his axis, and a cute tomboy enters his life, his life turns into nothing but confusion. How can he fall for two people, one of whom is a woman? To complicate matters, a snowstorm brings on a crisis he’s unprepared to handle alone. Will he have the love and support of the those he loves most, or will he lose it all?
Title:  Deceptive Attraction
Series:  Genetic Attraction
Book #: 3
Author:  Tara Lain
Approximate Book Length:  170 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit

Thoughts:First I have to say that I LOVE this series. I have loved Jake and Roan, then fell for Em too. That being said, this is my favorite in the series (so far)! For one, we still g…

FLASH FICTION - Paranormal Romance: Nesal & Violet (2)

Not having gotten any requests for another genre and only a few words I need to incorporate, I was able to simply take last week's story and continue it.  However, I set the stage pretty well last week, so I can move forward with shorter segments (this one's literally about half as long as the last!), and make them more focused.  This week, I came up with nothing clean, so enjoy my first real foray into writing sex scenes...

It is for this reason, as well as reviewing mostly romance books with lots of sizzle, that I've put the adult content warning on the site.  It's easy enough to disregard for when there is actually a YA book review up, but still puts up some sort of barrier to hint that hey, there's often naughtiness around here!

Anyway, so, like last week, the bold words are the ones requested this week, and blue passages are from Nesal's POV while pink ones are Violet's.  I hope you like! *bites nails*

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Violet shocked the hell out of him when she k…