Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Book Review: Lace & Lead

I'm not much for the 'damsel in distress' type of story but this one really hooked me. Emma is a fierce little rich girl that has been through hell and back at the hands of her own family. Pierce is an aloof mystery that I was dying to peel the layers from. This book kept me awake late into the night, something that hasn't happened in a long time. I couldn't stop reading! I give it a solid four stars and I would definitely read more by this author. It is a good length novella that is well priced.

Two pet peeves of mine were struck with this one. The cover didn't feel as though it fit the book and neither did the title. Beyond that there isn't anythingI didn't like.

The heat level on this one is hot, though I'd hesitate to call it full fledged erotica. There is one sex scene that is smoking hot but not quite 'eyes wide open'.

Review disclaimer: I received an advanced ARC of Lace & Lead from the publisher through NetGalley. I was not paid in any way for this review beyond the fact that the ARC was provided for free and that did not affect this review in any way. 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

My Sexy Saturday Week 26

Today for #MySexySaturday blog hop I'm revealing the second look at my upcoming erotic fantasy novella, Valkyrie Awakening. We're picking up where last week left off so if you'd like to read it first, click here. Here are my seven paragraphs:

Unable to process it all at once, my mind clings to the mundane.
“I’m naked.”
Oddly, the fact only embarrasses me a little. My new muscles twitch and suddenly my wings wrap around me, hiding my nakedness. A cool breeze blowing off the water far below, dances across my bare ass. All right, so apparently my nakedness isn’t completely covered.
My escort laughs again. “Sorry about that, I should have warned you. The world you came from is a physical one while Asgard is a world of pure energy. They aren’t so different really, but physical items cannot travel from that one to this one,” she explains.
The distant castle draws my eyes gain. “I’ll have to enter Valhalla naked?” I ask, my voice rising in pitch a little.
I’ve never been overly modest, but the thought of entering Valhalla naked makes me want to throw up. My nipples harden in response to the thought, and not in a good way.
My escort smiles and nods her head back in the direction we came from. 

For those who don't know, here is a bit about the hop: Post 7 paragraphs or 7 sentences or 7 words. The choice is yours. It can be from a WIP or something you already have published. Your post should be live by 9 am US Pacific Time on Saturday. Put those lucky 7s to work for you! NOTE: This is a blog hop (which means participants hop around, comment, and promote other participants!) and you need a blog to participate. If you are unsure of how your post should look, look back on past weeks to see what others have done. 

Don't forget to check out all the other titilating entries at the #MySexySaturday link for this week. 

Until book two releases, if you haven't read the first one, Valkyrie Slumbering, yet, you can read the first several steamy chapter of it in all formats at this link. The heat level of this one is off the charts though so adults only!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

My Sexy Saturday: Upcoming Release

Some of you know that I've been hard at work on an upcoming release, Valkyrie Rising, the sequel to my novella Valkyrie Slumbering. It is finally in the final stages of editing and will be releasing soon! As a huge fan of #MySexySaturday I felt as though it would be the perfect place to reveal the first glimpse of it. The heat factor of my exerpt is 'warm'. Next week things will heat up a bit though...

Here it is, the first excerpt of Valkyrie Rising:

Instead of white like my escort’s wings, mine are a light brown that is almost golden. My long, blond hair tangles around the feathers, pulling slightly. I stroke one of them. It’s soft and silky, and feels as real and solid as anything in the world I just left. The motion causes my arm to brush against my bare breast. The sensation makes me look down. I’m completely naked. Upon my abdomen the mark of the Valkyrie glows: golden knots woven into the shape of wings that rise over my ribs, the triangular mark of Odin in their center. The profound meaning finally strikes me.

I am a Valkyrie. 

Until the release, if you haven't read Valkyrie Slumbering yet, you can catch a free glimpse of the first few chapters of it in all formats at this link. Heat level of this one is off the charts though so adults only!
Now be sure to click on the #MySexySaturday link and check out the other sexy excerpts and writings.