7/13/2016

Bound to Submit by Laura Kaye ~ Cover Reveal #BlasphemySeries

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Decadent… Sensual… Forbidden…

12 Masters. 12 Desires. 12 Fantasies Come to Life. Meet the Masters of Blasphemy…

Releasing September 13, 2016, BOUND TO SUBMIT

is the first full-length novel in Laura Kaye's Blasphemy Series.


A Note from Laura Kaye:

Dear Readers,

I’m so excited to share my new cover art for Bound to Submit with you today! From the moment I met Detective Kyler Vance in the Hard Ink series, I was intrigued. And from the second I knew Kyler was a Dom in an exclusive club named Blasphemy, I knew I had to learn more. That was the moment the Blasphemy series was born, and now I’m just thrilled at how the whole thing is taking shape – beginning with Bound to Submit, which promises to be scorchingly hot and achingly emotional. I hope you’ll grab your copy. In the meantime, enjoy this amazing cover! And if you haven’t already, get caught up with Hard to Serve, the book that introduces it all!

Sincerely,

Laura Kaye


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From the ruins of an abandoned church comes Baltimore’s hottest and most exclusive BDSM club. Twelve Masters. Infinite fantasies. Welcome to Blasphemy…
He thinks he caused her pain, but she knows he’s the only one who can heal her…
Kenna Sloane lost her career and her arm in the Marines, and now she feels like she’s losing herself. Submission is the only thing that ever freed her from pain and made her feel secure, and Kenna needs to serve again. Bad. The only problem is the Dom she wants once refused her submission and broke her heart, but, scarred on the inside and out, she’s not looking for love this time. She’s not even sure she’s capable.
Griffin Hudson is haunted by the mistakes that cost him the only woman he ever loved. Now she’s back at his BDSM club, Blasphemy, and more beautiful than ever, and she’s asking for his help with the pain he knows he caused. Even though he’s scared to hurt her again, he can’t refuse her, because he’d give anything to earn a second chance. And this time, he’ll hold on forever.

"A searingly sexy story with some of the hottest scenes I've read in a long, long time. Laura Kaye shows her mastery of the BDSM world. I'm eagerly anticipating more in this bold new series!"
~ Cherise Sinclair, NYT Bestselling Author of the Masters of the Shadowlands Series

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About Laura Kaye:
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty-five books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.    

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7/07/2016

A Robot in the Garden by Deborah Install ~ Review

A Robot in the Garden
by
Deborah Install

Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Release Date: May 10, 2016

Ben's really great at failing at things-his job, taking the garbage out, and being a husband. But when he discovers a battered robot named Tang in his garden, he decides to get out of his couch-ridden comfort zone. Without a crucial bit of machinery, Tang will stop working, and Ben can't let that happen, especially since he's already alienated everyone else he cares about. Determined to achieve something for once in his life, Ben sets out to fix his new robot comrade and soon discovers that Tang might be just the thing to fix what's broken in Ben. Funny, touching, and charming, A Robot in the Garden explores what it is to be a man, a sentient being, and a friend.

Source: Publisher
Rating: 5 Stars ~ Excellent

Once in a while, I just want a little something different that has heart, but is also light.  I found that with this tale of a man who has lost his way and decides that helping a little quirky robot find his home is the way to find his way back.

After the death of his parents in a plane crash and a lifetime of never pleasing them, Ben Chambers has now also failed at his marriage when a battle over the less than pristine older robot that wanders into their garden is the last straw with his wife.  Ben thinks the little guy is something special and Amy just wants him to toss it into the trash since the robot isn't sleek or as practical as the newer housekeeping androids.

Tired of being considered a failure, Ben takes the clues found on 'Tang' and he and his new little companion set off to find were Tang came from so the robot can repaired and restored to his home.  Tang is unlike any Artificial Intelligence (AI) tech that Ben has ever seen.  It's like someone didn't care about appearance and threw the robot together yet also managed to make Tang sentient.  Tang is unique, but it seems that only Ben can appreciate him.

Their journey is not uneventful and is fraught with humorous misunderstandings, frustrating situations, introspection, new encounters, and along the way Ben and Tang form a friendship that leaves Ben ambivalent as they draw closer to the answer to Tang's mysteries.  In helping Tang find home, Ben is discovering himself and what he truly wants.

I love 'road trip' style stories and this one is no exception.  Ben is an ordinary guy who just wants to do something right for a change.  Tang is mysterious and unknown at first and slowly his personality shows forth.  There are a handful of encounters on the journey that bring interesting happenings, but also lessons for Ben along the way.  I liked that the journey ended where it started and being back in his home environment showed all the changes and growth in Ben.

The author's writing, descriptions, infusion of humor and introspection were done well.  Ben is the sole narrator and he was such a great protagonist that I was happy to be along for his adventure.  Tang was sheer delight.  The author blended a personality with a robotic brain.

The setting could be considered sci-fi or just our world as more hi-tech with the inclusion of androids and robots and more automation as part of the contemporary world.  It's understood as normal and not a great deal of scientific explanation is put there to bog down the story (sorry, if that is your thing).  The focus was definitely on the characters.

So, in summary, this was an engaging heartwarming journey of the heart as a man came into his own with the help of a quirky, little friend.  I would recommend this to contemporary fiction or light sci-fi fans.

My thanks to Sourcebooks Landmark for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
Sophia Rose regularly blogs and reviews at Delighted Reader

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6/30/2016

Hard to Serve by Laura Kaye ~ Review + Excerpt #HardInk

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We hope you're ready to heat things up with Laura Kaye’s HARD TO SERVE. Brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights, HARD TO SERVE is a standalone novella in her Hard Ink Series that also introduces her upcoming Blasphemy Series.

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About HARD TO SERVE: A Hard Ink Novella
To protect and serve is all Detective Kyler Vance ever wanted to do, so when Internal Affairs investigates him as part of the new police commissioner’s bid to oust corruption, everything is on the line. Which makes meeting a smart, gorgeous submissive at an exclusive play club the perfect distraction…
The director of the city’s hottest art gallery, Mia Breslin’s career is golden. Now if only she could find a man to dominate her nights and set her body—and her heart—on fire. When a scorching scene with a hard-bodied, brooding Dom at Blasphemy promises just that, Mia is lured to serve Kyler again and again.
As their relationship burns hotter, Kyler runs into Mia at work and learns that he’s been dominating the daughter of the hard-ass boss who has it in for him. Now Kyler must choose between life-long duty and forbidden desire before Mia finds another who’s not so hard to serve.

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Rating: 5 Stars ~ Excellent

HOT Dom Cop Alert!!!

So, Detective Kyler Vance was introduced sometime towards the end of Laura Kaye’s Hard Ink series, and…oh my word…he has a whole other side of him that’s secret, dirty and absolutely delicious! I never would have known that Detective Vance is known as Master Kyler at an exclusive BDSM club called Blasphemy if it weren’t for this awesome little novella. He knows what he likes and has very specific tastes in kink. Master Kyler also got his sights on the new little submissive that just walked into the club ready to play.

I loved several parts of this story. After a discussion on hard and soft limits, Kyler and Mia quickly find out that they’re compatible, and yet they’re both willing to experiment. The scenes they play out are extremely erotic and exciting as Kyler pushes the edge a little, but all done with Mia’s consent, of course. Hard to Serve is Laura Kaye’s most sinful work yet! It’s positively naughty and sensual, too. For a short story, this also has a whole lot of heart as Mia and Kyler find their way around the fact she’s his boss’s daughter.

Hard to Serve serves as an enticing prequel to Ms. Kaye’s upcoming erotic romance series, Blasphemy. We get a glimpse of the Masters who work at this particular BDSM club in this story. They’re all interesting, and they’re all HOT! You’re going to want to get to know each and every one of them!

HARD TO SERVE EXCERPT – A dark mood:

So many readers asked for more stories in my bestselling Hard Ink series, and I’m so excited to be able to give you just that in my new, super sexy HARD TO SERVE! HARD TO SERVE is an edgy stand-alone love story about a Baltimore police detective whose red-hot BDSM relationship with a new submissive seems like the perfect distraction from a trumped-up investigation against him until he learns that the woman is his boss’s daughter. Talk about sparks flying! I had so much fun writing this book, and I can’t wait for everyone to read it! And if you enjoy it, you might like to check out the whole Hard Ink series, now complete! Happy reading!

Kyler had tried to stay away from Mia. When he’d seen her across the club, he’d walked away and stayed away. Despite the fact that her dress made him want to unwrap her, that the updo of her lovely brown hair bared that beautiful throat, that his body was making demands of him that his brain didn’t want to answer.

And then she’d made it worse. First, by walking away from the Dom who was clearly interested in her. Second, by waiting at the bar—for him—Kyler had no doubt that’s what she’d been doing. And third by not only giving up on Kyler, but finding a possible replacement in Master Quinton.

And when Quinton had taken her hand—had touched what Kyler’s body screamed was his—Kyler hadn’t been able to stay away anymore.

And now, here they were. Kyler in a dark mood. And Mia seemingly all the more turned on for it. It was almost like she knew what he needed her to be, or do, to ease him. And that felt like a really fucking dangerous thing.

That danger didn’t have him walking out of the room though, did it?

No, instead, he was tying her to the cot-style bed in the basement-themed room. She was kneeling with her legs spread wide, which allowed Kyler to secure her hands and ankles behind her using rope tied to the iron. She could only lean so far forward before the rope would catch her. He tied another rope around her waist, with loops around each of her upper thighs, and attached that one to the almost equally high footboard—this rope would not only keep her from leaning back, but it would keep her from being able to sag down onto her calves. The two sets of ropes largely immobilized her so that she had to take whatever he did. After he arranged everything else he needed, he turned to her.

“What are your safewords?” he asked. She gave him the right answers. “And if you’re gagged?”

Mia shook her head three times while humming, “Mmm, mmm, mmm.”

“Very good, Mia. Are there any words or names you don’t like to be called while role-playing?”

“No, Sir,” she said, her voice so aroused that he could’ve thrown her down and skipped all the build up.

But she deserved better than that. He nailed her with a long look, giving her—and himself—one last chance. But they were doing this. “Scene.” Grabbing the medical scissors and a strap, he approached her, his persona shifting to fit the dark role he had in mind. “Well, what do we have here?”


Announcing a New Erotic Romance Series from Laura Kaye…

BLASPHEMY – the club first introduced in Hard to Serve

From the ruins of an abandoned church comes Baltimore’s hottest and most exclusive BDSM club. Twelve Masters. Infinite fantasies. Welcome to Blasphemy…

Bound to Submit is coming September 13, 2016

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About Laura Kaye:
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty-five books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.      

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6/29/2016

The Billionaire Bachelor by Jessica Lemmon ~ Top 5




Indecent Proposal

Manwhore. That's what the board of directors-and the tabloids-thinks of billionaire bachelor Reese Crane. Ordinarily he couldn't care less, but his playboy past is preventing the board from naming him CEO of Crane Hotels. Nothing-and no one-will keep him from his life's legacy. They want a settled man to lead the company? Then that's exactly what he'll give them.

Merina Van Heusen will do anything to get her parents' funky boutique hotel back-even marry cold-as-ice-but-sexy-as-hell Reese Crane. It's a simple business contract-six months of marriage, absolute secrecy, and the Van Heusen is all hers again. But when sparks fly between them, their passion quickly moves from the boardroom to the bedroom. And soon Merina is living her worst nightmare: falling in love with her husband . . .

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Curious about what makes Reese Crane, billionaire bachelor, the man? Lucky for us, I was able to get my latest (stubborn) hero to open up about 5 things that make him, well, him.

#5 ~ Beard trimmer. Reese is never without a sexy amount of stubble on his jaw and chin (see book cover) and this bit of dishevelment throws our heroine, Merina right off course. Reese maintains his look, never clean-faced, and never too beardy. Can you say control?

#4 ~ Scotch. Reese prefers it on the rocks, and as he tells Merina on their date one evening, “It’s always what I expect.”

#3 ~ Yacht. In case of temporary nuptials, climb aboard and hide out! But not for long. Sunrise on the deck isn’t optional for Reese—he and Merina need reporters to see them together after the wedding.

#2 ~ Sharp wit. I’m not sure whose banter is more infectious, Merina’s or Reese’s. But I promise you this: when they’re together, they are on fire!

#1 ~ The tie. Merina becomes obsessed with loosening Reese’s ever-present tie, much to the reader’s delight. As she puts it, she likes to see him come undone.

As do I, Mer. As do I. ;-)

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A former job-hopper, Jessica Lemmon resides in Ohio with her husband and rescue dog. She holds a degree in graphic design currently gathering dust in an impressive frame. When she’s not writing super-sexy heroes, she can be found cooking, drawing, drinking coffee (okay, wine), and eating potato chips. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create the life you want.


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6/24/2016

Into the Light by Aleatha Romig ~ Review

Into the Light
by
Aleatha Romig
Series: The Light #1
Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Release Date: June 14, 2016

Sara Adams awakes blind, unable to remember the most basic details of her life, but her darkness seems a blessing when she discovers the terrors of The Light.

Stella Montgomery investigates the news on the mean streets of Detroit, where she’s noticed a disturbing trend: young women are vanishing. When her best friend disappears, Stella investigates—despite warnings from her police detective boyfriend—following a twisted trail that leads her through the city’s most dangerous and forsaken precincts. There she uncovers something more sinister than she could have imagined: a shadowy organization known as The Light, led by the enigmatic Father Gabriel.

As Sara struggles to understand her place in the strange world she’s awakened to—an oppressive cult demanding unquestioning obedience—and her feelings for Jacob, the husband she can’t recall and whose harsh and tender attentions confuse and beguile her, Stella risks all to discover the truth. But enlightenment always comes with a price…

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Rating: 5 Stars ~ Excellent

A dark mystery-thriller that will leave you craving for more!

Into the Light will mess with your mind. Into the Light will leave your brain screwed. What's Into the Light? It’s the first book in Aleatha Romig’s The Light series, and it left me craving for more!

I wasn’t sure what I was getting into when I started reading this dark mystery thriller. Questions immediately started to arise right from the beginning. Imagine waking up and realizing that you’ve been injured. You can’t remember anything. This is what happens to Sara Adams. She wakes up to an unfamiliar way of life, a cult really, filled people who say they know her but also seem to have suspicious intentions. Who exactly does she trust when she can’t remember what her life was like before it got turned upside-down?

Then there’s Stella Montgomery. She’s a journalist who is determined to find out what happened to her good friend. As her investigation gradually unfolds, she discovers something incredibly alarming that quite possibly could lead her down a dangerous and dark road.

I’ve read Ms. Romig’s Consequences series. I know she can write a wicked and complex storyline. While Into the Light is different from what I’m used to reading from her, she still showcases her talent to weave a story into shocking, twisted turns. I was kept guessing pretty much all throughout this story. I’m still guessing at the end and also amazed and stunned! I’m yearning for the next book now, please!

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6/22/2016

Small Town Romance SALE ~ 30 Bestselling Authors!

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If you're a lover of small town romance or are looking for the perfect place to start, you do not want to miss this sale! 30 authors have come together with an incredible sale.

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6/15/2016

Out of the Fog by Carolyn Nash ~ Audiobook Review

Out of the Fog
Author: Carolyn Nash
General Fiction
Audiobook Publisher: Audible
Narrator: Ilyana Kadushin
Publication Date: November 30, 2015

What if you're a suburban mom with a snarky sense of humor and a wild imagination prone to dreaming up disasters? What if you and your friends take your daughters for a camping trip, and while on a quick trip to the nearest country market you see a man being bullied and then beaten? What do you do? Back away quietly? Not if you're Molly Deacon who, along with her Mittyesque imagination, has a temper not to be trifled with. Stepping in to rescue Alan Cartwright has consequences far beyond what Molly could ever imagine, and she must find hidden reserves of strength to survive a terrifying chase through a foggy night.

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Source: Audible
Rating: 4 Stars

I saw the word 'Mittyesque' and I was sold without giving much more attention to the blurb.  I don't know about you, but back in high school (dating myself here) I enjoyed The Secret Lives of Walter Mitty when I checked it out of the library off of the extra credit reading list for English class.  I was excited to see that this is about a woman who has Mittyesque daydreams except hers are all doom and gloom instead of savior of the world stuff.  This was a short, yet engaging story that hit several emotional connects for me.

Molly Deacon has to leave the campsite to head into town because of the minor disaster with their food cooler.  The night in the forest is very foggy, but she gets to the nearest little town, does her marketing, and is about to head out.  That's when she sees a man getting threatened by three large men.  Several stand around and watch.  Molly can hear enough to know that the guy is being bullied for being gay.  Calling emergency doesn't help.  But then things escalate as does Molly's temper.  Molly charges in and rescues the man after he is kicked and beat up badly. 

Now, instead of dreaming up disasters in her daydreams, she is in one.  The area is remote, the lead bully is the sheriff's son, and there is no one to stop the chase that will lead to Molly and Allen being 'taken cared of'.  Molly and Allen have to get out or get help, but they definitely need to survive.  Her husband and kids need her.

And so, this was a unique twist on an old story.  Molly slips inside her head and imagines the worst-case scenarios.  It's a coping mechanism she picked up because of her issues from childhood.  She is a middle-aged, average looking suburban mom, but she champions Allen like a gladiator.  The bullying was brutal and the closed in community run by an authoritative bigoted sheriff gave me shivers.  The suspense was good as was the developed camaraderie between Molly and Allen.  I liked the survivor-type story as they worked together to stay alive.

I only had two little niggles with the story.  First, it was hard for me to tell when Molly slipped into a horrible daydream and when it was real.  I suppose that was on purpose because that's how the original story was, too.  Second, the ending was very abrupt.  The climax came and there wasn't really a denouement to speak of.  It's over?  uh, okay, was my brilliant response.

I listened to this one on audio.  Ilyana Kadushin was a new narrator for me.  I was okay with her as a narrator, but I did have trouble with her 'Allen' voice (good guy) sounding like the one she did for the bad guy (pinched and raspy).  Her pacing and emotional tones were pretty good.  One scene drew tears from me.

All in all, I enjoyed my revisit in this Walter Mitty gender swapping retelling.  It touches home with issues of hate crime, taking a stand on principles, 'don't get involved b/c it has nothing to do with me' bystanding, and of course being prepared for emergencies.  I would recommend this one for those who want a fast read and enjoy general fiction with heart.

My thanks to Audible for the opportunity to listen to this story in exchange for an honest review.
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