Thursday, July 28, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Taking a Shot by Jaci Burton

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is: Taking a Shot (A Play-by-Play Novel)

Expected publication: February 12th 2012

If you want to score, you have to get in the game…

The last thing Jenna Riley needs is more sports in her life. While her brothers are off being athletic superstars, she’s stuck running the family’s sports bar, whether she likes it or not. Then in walks pro hockey stud Tyler Anderson. As much as Jenna would like to go to the boards with him, she’s vowed to never fall for a jock—even one as hot as Ty.

Ty, intrigued by the beautiful bar owner, becomes a regular. He senses that Jenna wants to do something more with her life. And as he gains her trust, the passion between them grows, as does Ty’s insistence that Jenna should start living for herself. With his encouragement, Jenna starts to believe it, too…

But first, Jenna has to figure out what she wants, what she needs, who she loves, and if she has the passion and pride to take a shot at having it all—including Ty…

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Book Review: An Appetite for Passion by Cynthia MacGregor

Blurb from Goodreads:

Kari meets Max online, and the relationship sizzles. But there is a BIG obstacle--her weight. He knows she loves to eat but doesn’t know what that’s done to her figure. Will it bother him when he finally meets her in person? Meanwhile, Jeff is funny and fun, and Kari loves being with him as a friend, but he admits he has a secret. Could it be that he is, after all, the guilty party in the political campaign sabotage? But if he’s innocent, can Kari prove it and clear Jeff’s name? And can they be more than just friends?


This short contemporary romance revolves around Kari, a plus sized publicist with bad luck in love. Her best friend is married with a baby on the way and no longer has time for her. Her friend's husband gets her involved in volunteering with a mayoral candidate where she befriends Jeff, a funny, sweet and lifelong volunteer for different causes. When Kari purchases a computer to get connected she joins a chat room and exchanges recipes with several people.

Online Kari meets Max. He seems to loves her love for food and they share many things in common. When their emails start turning towards flirtation Kari starts falling for him. They exchange pictures but she only sends him a head shot out of the insecurities she has with her body. The online relationship advances over the course of a few weeks when they start calling each other on the phone at night before going to bed.

When Max decides to make the four hour drive to consummate what he and Kari started online she worries he will not like what he sees but figures if he likes her online and over the phone that her weight will not be too much to dwell upon. She even buys a negligee that enhances her figure. Bad weather delays Max's trip and Kari is completely distraught seeking friendly comfort with Jeff, who is slowly falling in love with her, they cook and laugh together but Kari's thoughts revert back to Max.

When Max finally comes by he seems a bit cold and distant but she figures he's tired from his long drive. Unfortunately Kari's deepest fear, that Max doesn't do big woman is proven within 48 hours of the trip leaving her heartbroken.

I liked this story up until Max showed his true colors.  I agree with the character that Kari should have been truthful with him about her size, she had tried to do so many times in their daily emails but always deleted and changed the subject but from that came her feelings for Jeff who never criticized her size and never made fat jokes.  I do feel she had built up the “relationship” with Max in her head a bit more than it actually was, calling him his boyfriend before they had even met in person.

Overall, An Appetite for Passion is a well written contemporary romance with real, believable characters.

Rating: 3 ½ stars

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

"Waiting on" Wednesday: Belong to Me

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is: Belong to Me by Shayla Black

Belong to Me 

Belong To Me
Wicked Lovers, Book 5

Publisher: Berkley HEAT
ISBN-13: 978-0425243152
Release Date: October 4, 2011
Genre: Erotic Romance

She’s undercover and in over her head…
When FBI analyst Tara Jacobs’ fellow agent and best friend goes missing while investigating a sex ring, Tara goes undercover as a submissive in a Dallas BDSM club called Dominion. But no man can top a woman with Tara’s moxie convincingly enough—until an edgy, dangerous Dom takes control of the scene and sets her heart racing with a single, commanding glance. Too bad he’s also the man who stole her innocence years ago—and the one to whom she will never submit.

He’s got everything under control…until he falls for her again.
Navy SEAL Logan Edgington once left the woman he loved to save her life. He knows Tara will never forgive him, but he has no doubt that he possesses the knowledge to master her fears and the strength to guide her through an unfamiliar world of pleasure and pain. He alone can protect her on a dangerous mission that reveals both wicked depravities and terrible secrets. Logan relishes the exquisite torture of holding her again, feeling her uninhibited response. No matter how much Tara insists their fling will end after this mission, he’s determined that she will be his again—and this time, he’ll never let her go.


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Breaking the Rules...Smells so good

This one is for Deb...hope you enjoy an unedited excerpt from Breaking the Rules, the follow up story to Second Chances.  Feedback is welcome.  

**Warning story is erotic in nature and is for adult readers only***

Taking advantage of Tony’s state of deep sleep, Rachel slowly slid under the cool bed sheets and lowered her head to the semi erect cock that tented the fabric.  With a hand on each side of his muscled thighs she nuzzled the dark hair that covered them and inhaled his crisp clean masculine musk.  The intoxicating scent made her mouth water.  Never in her twenty nine years would she have imagined being drawn to a man’s cock for the mere scent.  Biting her lower lip Rachel held back a laugh.  Tony was definitely a good change in her life.  Taking another deep breathe in she felt him shift slightly making her stop momentarily.

“Are you okay down there?” Tony asked with a chuckle in his rough morning voice.

Smiling to no one but herself Rachel sat back on her heels letting the sheet slide off.  Streaks of the morning sunlight peaked through the cracks in the blinds covering the tall windows of her room granting her a wonderful view of his muscular chest and tattooed arms.  “Good morning,” she leaned forward and dropped a kiss on his sculpted abs.  The muscles below his tanned skin bunched up then relaxed.

Sitting up Tony lifted her by the arms and pulled her to kiss her mouth. “Good morning to you,” he whispered trailing his mouth down her chin then up to her ear.  With a lick and a tug he told her, “Seemed like you were lost for a minute” he breathed against her skin and rubbed his now fully erect cock brush against her inner thighs that were now slick with her arousal.  He did this to her everytime. 

With a moan Rachel kissed him back flicking her tongue against his plump lower lip then tugged it in deeper until he responded with equal hunger.  Her pussy fluttered with need but she pulled away from him, “I was just enjoying how good you smell” Rachel told him kissing and nibbling down his neck, laved at his collarbone then ventured lowered.  She covered his tattooed chest with wet kisses before she stopped to suck and pull the metal barbell pierced through his left nipple.

 “Thank you?” his eyebrows rose in question as she continued rousing his senses and licked a path across his chest, tugging on his other nipple, “No one’s ever said that before.”

With an ear to ear grin Rachel continued on her way to originally destination, his delicious cock.  “Really? What do they usually say?” she asked reaching the patch of closely trimmed curls around his long hard shaft.

Tony let out a deep masculine moan, “Do you really want to hear this while you’re doing that?” he asked obviously frustrated by her teasing. His chest heaved heavily.

Wrapping a hand at the base Rachel gave him a few gentle pulls, “Yes. Tell me,” she wanted to know what his previous lovers thought of his magnificent cock.  It was a good seven inches when fully erect, perfectly formed, thick but not outrageously so.  There was such a thing as too big, at least for her.

Tony covered her hand with his own guiding it up and down in lazy slow strokes. Clearing his throat he finally answered, “They’ve said that it was hard… and long… and thick…” he told her before going silent when she lowered her head again and swiped her tongue across the slit licking up the drops of liquid that pearled there.  He tasted sweet and salty and spicy and manly.

“Yes, those are true but you also smell good and taste just as wonderful” With that she licked him from head to base then back up again.  She applied pressure to the large vein that coursed under it then repeated the same treatment to the rest of his shaft.  Finally when his hot flesh throbbed under her Rachel took him in her mouth and sucked hard bring the spongy flesh to the back of her throat then retracted causing Tony to groan...

A day late but here is my "Waiting on" Wednesday post...

*Sorry I'm posting this on Thursday but I had major car problems last night and was not able to get to my computer on time to set everything up. Stay posted for an excerpt from my erotic romance "Breaking the Rules"*

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is: Men Out of Uniform: Three Novellas of Erotic Surrender

Expected publication: October 4th 2011

The hottest thing about a man in uniform is imagining him out of it...
They may enforce the rules, but when men in uniform are off duty and under the covers, they're experts at breaking them. In this searingly sexy anthology, popular authors Maya Banks, Sylvia Day, and Karin Tabke present men in uniform-unzipped... 

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

"Waiting on" Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Changing the Game (A Play-by-Play Novel)

Expected Publication Date: August 2, 2011

This is book two in Ms. Burton's Play by Play series.


Sports agent Liz Darnell will do anything to win back her number-one client, baseball pro Gavin Riley. And Gavin's more than ready- especially when Liz is offering herself as part of the bargain. But when love unexpectedly enters the playing field, neither Liz nor Gavin are ready for the biggest game-changer of all.