Monday, October 28, 2013

Book Review: Circle of Fire

This is a great winter read that will keep you warm on those chilly nights. That said, if I didn't know who the publisher was, I would think it was an indie title due to some of its issues. But first, what I loved about it.

The main character pulled me in and had my sympathizing for her from page one. Mystery builds from the word go and kept me turning pages late into the night. The author has a talent for ending chapters on a tense moment that left me wanting to know more, which makes for a quick, enjoyable read.

The slow flame build of attraction between Maddie and John developed at believable pace and kept the tension singing. I enjoyed the read overall and would recommend it to fans of romance and paranormal. However, if you're looking for erotic elements, you won't find them here. What sex is in it is 'closed doors' that barely gets an R rating.

What didn't work: There were a few places where the action stopped and leaped to something else in a disjointed way that left me wondering if a part of the chapter was left out. While Maddie's self-loathing due to her past was understandable, it got on my nerves a bit. I would have liked to see her grow into her power more and become more comfortable with herself than was developed by the end.

An advanced eARC of Circle of Fire was provided to me through NetGalley by the publisher. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Giveaway and Smoking Hot Books

If you haven't heard of my good friend, and fabulous author, Jessica E. Subject then you are in for a delicious treat. Jessica writes some of the sexiest romantic erotic novels I have ever read. And, right now, to celebrate her latest release, she's doing a huge giveaway! See details below:

WIN a signed print edition of Intergalactic Heat by Jessica E. Subject and book swag (Canada and US only) or an Intergalactic Heat eBook Bundle (International). Simply enter using the rafflecopter form. No purchase necessary. Must be 18 or over to enter. Good luck!

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And, there is a grand prize!

Grand Prize Giveaway!!
1Night Out on 1Night Stand's Madame Eve!
Grand prize is a $25 Fandango gift card plus 5 1NS titles of the winner's choice
2nd prize is a paperback from the vault plus swag
3rd is 2 1NS ebooks of winner’s choice (5 winners)

*Must be 18 or older to enter.

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And now, for the lowdown on all Jessica's steamy books:

Celestial Seduction

Erotic Sci-Fi Romance
ISBN: 978-1613330944
At the end of his obligated commitment to the Space Service, Frey Berger decides to stay on Earth to further experience human emotions rather than return to Ginnun where his intended has already mated with another. Looking for real love and someone to accept him for what he is, Frey enlists in Madame Evangeline’s popular dating service. Although he does not understand the concept of a one-night stand, he hopes to find his perfect mate.

Carrie Cooper’s husband divorced her for someone who could provide him with children, leaving her with little self-confidence and no desire to let a man hurt her again. Her best friend convinces her to join a dating service, claiming Carrie needs to get laid, while not winding up with a broken heart since her date requires no commitment after the night is over.

Although several misunderstandings nearly derail them before the date has even begun, Carrie and Frey end up becoming closer than they ever believed possible. Still, Frey will need to convince Carrie that her perfect mate isn’t human at all, and that one night can lead to a forever love.
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Beneath the Starry Sky
Erotic Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 978-1613331767
Left at the altar with bald patches on her head and her self-confidence stripped away, Tamara Johnson must pick up the pieces of her life and face her Alopecia Areata, the autoimmune disease causing her hair to fall out. She is convinced no man will date a bald woman and arranges a one-night stand through Madame Evangeline’s popular service, 1Night Stand. With her new wig held firmly in place, Tamara arrives at the Castillo Hotel in Las Vegas for a night of passion and pleasure. Anything more than one night would mean exposing her bald head, and she will never do that to any man again.

Running into the Castillo Hotel, away from the paparazzi constantly at his heels, Josh Summers wants to spend his next few days locked away from the flashing lights and screaming fans. When he finds an incredibly sexy woman lying on his hotel room bed in nothing but lingerie, he thinks management has made a mistake. Leaving her behind, he heads for the lobby to get the situation rectified. But an unexpected text from Madame Evangeline sends him back to his room. Though unsure whether the woman on the bed is really his perfect match or just another fan believing him to be like his character on television, he knows he must find out, even if it means he must risk telling her his own secrets. If Tamara can handle his imperfections, she just might be his ideal woman.
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Unknown Futures

Erotic Lesbian Sci-Fi Romance
ISBN: 978-1613331842
Attacked as a young adult, Jewel is left scarred and alone. She applies to the 1 Night Stand service, believing no one can see past her appearance to love her. But she doesn’t expect to be sent to a space station where her date could be any number of unusual alien species.
Flavia left everything behind to be one of five humans working for the Space Service space station. Extremely homesick, she is excited to learn she will be a guide to a woman from Earth visiting the station for a couple days. She is immediately drawn to the petite woman, seeing past her scars to her true inner beauty, stirring unforeseen desires.
Unfortunately, Jewel is there for a date which Flavia hasn’t been told about. Can she contain her lust and simply show her a good time? Or will she let her desire lead them into an unknown future?
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Satin Sheets in Space
Erotic Sci-Fi MFM Ménage Romance
ISBN: 978-1613332962
Danyka's unusual height and radiant red hair earn her the cold shoulder from any guy she approaches, unless he wants to experiment with a giant. So when her boss sets up on a one night stand, she hopes for a prince but expects the usual toad.
As a captivating stranger whisks her away from the ball and introduces her to his equally gorgeous brother, she fears her fantasies have become a nightmare. Has she finally given into impulse only to become a lab rat in an unknown world? 
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Sudden Breakaway

an Erotic Interracial Sci-Fi Military Romance with light bondage
ISBN: 978-1613333730
Dressed in her black designer suit, Paige Brown recruits men and women for the Space Service. After the end of her marriage, and several failed recruiting missions, she yearns to find a way out of her lifelong contract to live a normal life. To find love again.
Jared Barnes’s life had been flipped upside down by two little kids. When his former Commander’s wife shows up to give him a reprieve, he jumps at the chance for a break, and to visit his former squad. But it is not his buddies he meets in the private suite at a hockey game, instead a woman who has been the star of all of his recent fantasies, fulfills his wildest dreams except the one that binds his heart.
Has Madame Eve made a mistake or can two lonely hearts overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles?
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Another Night, Another Planet
Erotic Sci-Fi Romance
ISBN: 978-1613335413
Limited by status…
Ava is a housekeeper aboard Star Spirit, a luxury cruise ship travelling between the Milky Way and the Belvarian System. Coming from a middle-class family on Earth, she is considered by passengers as nothing more than an object to be tossed away when they’re done with her.
Shunned because of his lineage…

Banned from several planets across the universe, Nate struggles to run his interstellar shipping business. But the DNA of an exterminated race runs through his blood, giving him a diluted form of their powers, and leaving him labeled as a terrorist.
Both searching for the one…

Through her 1Night Stand dating service, Madame Evangeline matches these two together for a celestial escape on the pleasure planet, Elatia.
Will Ava and Nate find what they’re looking for, or will their date be just another night on another planet?
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Intergalactic Heat

5-story 1Night Stand anthology
A date on a space station? Alien lovers? Madame Evangeline, owner of the exclusive 1Night Stand dating service is known to be magical in fulfilling the ideal dates of her clients, but she’s outdone herself this time, bring together beings from Earth and beyond. As long as applicants are willing to let go of their pasts and open their hearts and minds, she will find their perfect match, whether they be a former sci-fi television star, a nurse, an employee of the Space Service, a former Marine, or even an extraterrestrial. Because everyone in the universe deserves a happily ever after…

Coming Soon!!
His Alien Virgin
New Adult Science Fiction Romance
She is desperately seeking freedom...
On the eve before her eighteenth birthday, Skylar steals a ship and escapes from the planet Rebed. She refuses to be another wife to the slimy space pirate that is her betrothed. After hearing of her brothers’ own success, she applies to the 1Night Stand service on her way to Earth, hoping Madame Eve can find a man to be her hero, to make her feel special, even if for only one night.
He is trying to fit in...
Daran traveled to Earth years ago, and he still struggles to fit in on the planet. But when his boss suggests a blind date, he reluctantly agrees. What would happen if anyone found out about his alien ancestry?
And they are not at all meant to be together...
As best friend to Skylar’s brothers, Daran has always forced himself to fight his attraction to her.  He cannot see her as anything more than a little sister, someone to protect. So, why did Madame Eve match them together?
Has Madame Eve made a huge mistake, or will Daran tread into forbidden territory to be with the one woman he’s always wanted, and become the hero Skylar craves?

Author Bio:
Jessica Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotica. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous. 
When Jessica isn't reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.
Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at and on twitter @jsubject.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Crawling Back Up

I figured it was long over due time for me to crawl back up over the face of the world from which I fell. While my reason for being gone is one I think you'll like, it has left me missing you all terribly. I haven't been seen much here, on Twitter, or even Facebook. You see, my muse kidnapped me and held me hostage in the most delicious way. The novella that was due this fall has turned into a full fledged novel and I couldn't be happier. Unfortunately, that means the release date has been pushed out but the rewards will be oh so sweet and so worth it, trust me. This next installment in the Valkyrie series is going to be a doosie.

As it nears completion and goes to my editor, I am emerging back into the world and am eager to catch up with all of you. So tell me, how have you been, what have you been up to? Any good news?