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REVIEW: Shifting Hearts by Dominique Eastwick

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***This book was originally reviewed for Storm Goddess Book Reviews.*** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Summary:The last of his kind…

Rekkus is the last of the great Black Tiger weres and he is happy to stay that way. Working as security for the Wiccan Haus, a magical spa for inner healing, he has enough danger – and women – to keep him busy. Unfortunately, the Fates are not content with him being comfortable.

Alone and discouraged…

Dana has walked away from all she has known, her fiancĂ©, family, apartment, and job. Now, having a ticket to the Wiccan Haus may be the only way she can move on. But what she finds isn’t what she expects, nor is it what she thought she was looking for.

Meet the unusual residents of the Wiccan Haus. The staff can get a little hairy and not all of the guests eat what’s served in the dining hall. But the proprietors always do what they can to make the resort into a place of healing and peace, using all of their years of practice. At the Haus, where humans and Pa…

REVIEW: Little Black Dress by Scarlet Chastain

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Summary:Never underestimate the power of the little black dress...

Paris—the romance and fashion capital of the world. So what the hell makes Jamie Scotts, an IT geek from New York, think the city of lights holds the answers? Driven by need for change, she lies to her boss about her fluency in French and becomes the company’s first international sales person. Fluent? She can barely ask for directions to the ladies’ room.

Jamie’s a duck out of water with her low maintenance style and New York accent. Her unsuccessful sales pitch almost sends her home, until she meets the epitome of elegance—Giselle Bianchi. An unlikely relationship blossoms as the dress designer takes Jamie under her wing. Giselle’s guidance not only reveals Jamie’s missing je ne sais quoi, but also unlocks repressed passion with the help of a little black dress.
Title:  Little Black Dress
Series:  Romance on the Go
Book #: N/A
Author:  Scarlet Chastain
Approximate Book Length:  44 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
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REVIEW: Public Displays of Eroticism by Cassandra Carr, Cristal Ryder, and Jami Davenport

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***This book was originally reviewed for My Secret Romance.*** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Summary:One couple indulges in the fantasy of sex in a public place. Their antics at a park inspire four other couples to admit their own fantasies bringing them closer than ever. Stories of deep love and sexual exploration, Public Displays of Eroticism takes us into the world of both voyeurism and exhibitionism with just a dash of BDSM.
Thoughts:BACK TO NATURE is the first story in the book and is written by Cassandra Carr. It certainly sets a tone for what to expect from the rest! Our couple is in a firm Dom/sub relationship, which is exemplified beautifully. He decides they’re going to go have some public fun, so they go to a park and do all kinds of naughty things in various locations throughout. The fun thing is that they’re never itching for an audience, nor are they disappointed, or shy for that matter, whenever they get one. Cassandra weaves a story that holds a perfect balance of …

BLOG TOUR: Just Desserts by Barbara Bretton

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Thanks to Bewitching Book Tours for hosting this blog tour. I have Barbara Bretton, author of Just Desserts here today. Welcome!
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Once upon a time, Hayley had believed that a good woman (her) could turn a bad boy (her ex) into a knight in shining armor (pure fantasy). Ten years of marriage had finally drummed the truth into her head. In the real world bad boys didn’t turn into knights in shining armor. Bad boys grew up to be even worse men and the world would be a much happier place if little girls were taught that basic fact along with their ABCs.

Hayley Maitland Goldstein knew all about how these things worked. First a girl giggled, then she sighed, and the next thing you knew she was in Vegas taking her wedding vows in front of a red-haired Elvis with an overbite. You knew you had made a bad choice when Elvis slipped you his divorce lawyer’s business card while you were still shaking the rice from your hair.

But then Finn Rafferty came into her life a…

BLOG TOUR: Dragon Fire by Dina von Lowenkraft

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Thanks to Bewitching Book Tours for hosting this blog tour. I have Dina von Lowenkraft, author of Dragon Fire here today. Welcome!
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First of all, thank you, Buffy for having me as a guest on your blog and a HUGE congratulations on your new baby!! I have two kids and can’t imagine my life without them :-)

I noticed that several of the previous guests here have shared their playlists and I thought I’d share my own experience with writing and music - which, as it turns out, is probably also one of my biggest quirks as a writer.

Many authors that I know have playlists that give the mood(s) of their manuscript or specific scenes (fight scenes, love scenes etc.), but I don’t. Instead, I find music for each character. I actually go out and search for CDs that each character would listen to, or in the case of my angel-like Elythia, that they would sing - and no, they don’t sound in any way angelic! If any of you know the group Tool, you’ll know what I mean.

And…

REVIEW: A Man Worth Fighting For by Sara Daniel

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***This book was originally reviewed for Storm Goddess Book Reviews.*** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Summary:Shot by a member of his military team, Justin Lawson retreats to the Wiccan Haus. Holly Walters refuses to accept her boyfriend's out-of-the-blue rejection without an explanation, even if getting the answers forces her to be trapped on a bizarre island for an entire week. She's going to use every minute to work Justin out of her system once and for all. Justin's body and spirit begin to heal under Holly's loving ministrations. As she talks about never seeing each other again, he realizes he never wants to let her go. But the rogue assassin who had gone after Justin before is after him again. Before he can fight to make Holly believe in their love, he'll have to fight for both their lives.
Thoughts:I don’t have any experience reading a series where every book is not written by the same author, so I wasn’t sure what to expect compared to the first book. I was p…

REVIEW: Crashed by Dawn Robertson

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Summary:Emily Taylor is a twenty-six year-old event planner who has made a career out of dating; with the majority of it ending up as a complete nightmare. She is driven, motivated, and rising to the top in her career…but not in her love life. However, a random car accident will change her life forever.

Avery Martin is a country boy stuck in the city working his dream job of being a fire fighter. Over the years he has given up a lot, including dating, to focus on his career. Responding to a car accident one day he becomes overly involved with the woman he is rescuing.

Will these two find love, or will amnesia cost them the future they might have had?
Title:  Crashed
Series:  Beachside Firemen
Book #: 1
Author:  Dawn Robertson
Approximate Book Length:  160 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Moderate

Thoughts:Hmm, where to start – there’s so much to say about this story. It was very sweet and had a natural feeling flow. It felt very authentic from the very beginning, …

COVER REVEAL: Shards of My Heart by Nicole Andrews Moore

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Stories & SWAG is hosting a cover reveal for Nicole Andrew Moore's Shards of My Heart. I'm here to share that cover and the blurb with you. Happy Reading!

When I took the vows for better or worse, I meant them. Then I started to wonder if there was a limit as to how much worse I was supposed to endure. Am I supposed to stay if worse means that me and my daughter are in danger? What if the worse was because of a mental illness? When is enough simply too much?

This is a different kind of love story. Read Nina’s journals for a tale of hope, strength of spirit, and unconditional love.

~EXCERPT~
Shane loved walking around without a shirt on, showing off his muscular physique. Honestly, I loved seeing him, loved touching his bare skin. In that moment, he leaned his back against the counter and faced me. Without thinking, I walked into his open arms, inhaled his scent to imprint it upon my soul, and kissed the broken heart tribal tattoo on his chest.

Shane: Are you trying…

REVIEW: An Apple Away by Kate Richards

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***This book was originally reviewed for Storm Goddess Book Reviews.*** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Summary:Aislinn never wants to see another doctor. Their painful and pointless treatments have done nothing to improve her rapidly deteriorating health. She hopes that the staff of Wiccan Haus can at least offer a change of scene, if not a return of a little of her former strength. She's delighted to meet Punda, a masseuse, on her arrival and charmed by the cottage in the apple orchard where she will stay. Dr. Hugo Peralta visits the island at the insistence of his boss. The distinguished brain surgeon is in desperate need of a respite before overwork makes him one of his own patients. He is surprised but pleased with the privacy and serenity of his cottage--across the orchard from Aislinn's. An idyllic location on a magical island where love can blossom--if the Rowans can help the trio save Aislinn from whatever is killing her.
Thoughts:So I was surprised to find this story is …

REVIEW: His Roommate's Pleasure by Lana McGregor

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Summary:It started with an accidental click…but where will it end?

Desperate to turn in a paper, Adam borrows his roommate's computer and mistakenly opens a folder that contains Josh's collection of porn. Adam had no idea that his jock roommate was gay—and into leashes, paddles and domination. And Adam, an inexperienced virgin who's only ever kissed one guy, is surprised to find himself curious about submitting…

Josh can't believe that his roommate discovered his spank bank—and he can't believe that Adam is so turned on by the thought of giving up control to someone. Taking a chance, he offers to look through the photos with Adam…and maybe try acting some of them out.

Night after night, the boys delve into their darkest fantasies of domination and submission. And as lust and experimentation grow into the promise of something deeper, Adam must decide if he's brave enough to tell Josh how he feels.
Title:  His Roommate's Pleasure
Series:  N/A
Book #: N/A
Autho…

REVIEW: Marooned with the Millionaire by Sandra Bunino

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***This book was originally reviewed for My Secret Romance.*** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
***These books have been combined into one called Marooned with the Millionaire since these reviews were written.***
Summary:A nasty storm knocking out the power strands to strangers in a hotel. Stephanie decides to take advantage of it thinking that a hot one night stand is what she needs to get a clean break from her past. However, after they part, Jason and their night together haunt her thoughts. Maybe they could try getting another taste…
Thoughts:We start off with both parties at a hotel, where they promptly get stuck on an elevator when the power goes out. This gets them introduced and we play voyeur as they spend a single night together. That one night leaves a lasting impression on them both, but Jason and Stephanie certainly have a few obstacles to overcome if they want to explore the passion they’ve shared and experience more out of a relationship than what they’ve gotten in the p…