Sunday, July 31, 2016

Book Review: Blue Ribbon Summer by Kelly Collins

Blue Ribbon Summer

by Kelly Collins



*This book contains some graphic sexual encounters, not intended for readers under 18*

New Adult Romance

Tilly Shanters has big plans to make this summer a blue ribbon event. She’s heading off to college in the fall and has few things to check off her list.

~ Win the county fair pie contest

~ Pack for college

~ Lose her virginity

Author Alex Saunders is just passing through. He has a few things to check off his list as well.

~ Clean out the house that was willed to him.

~ Sell it

~ Get to Hollywood to see his book turned into a movie

They had their summer set, until fate stepped in to redirect them. One night––one event––everything changed.

My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

He also made it his mission to make sure the entire male population of Waycross knew I was off limits.  One time he caught Steven Shaw and I parked by the lake...  The shocked look on that boy's face when my daddy pulled him out of the car by his ear was priceless.  He threw Steven in handcuffs and hauled him into the county lockup.  Rumor spread all over town, and that was the last date I ever had.

I knew the minute I saw your mom that she was the one for me.  My heart raced and my hands shook.  She scorched my soul with our first kiss, and I knew I was in trouble.

I sat through church never actually hearing a word of the sermon.  My mind was strictly on Alex.  My thoughts were anything but godly today.  If I were being judged for the last hour, I would be on a one-way bullet train to hell.

My Review:

Blue Ribbon Summer was a sweet first love novella that felt more YA than NA until the final chapter, although there were some steamy scenes.  The story was quick and easy to follow with hits of humor among the teenage drama, angst, and experimentation. 

Empress DJ

About the Author

Kelly Collins writes with the intention of keeping the love alive.

Always a romantic, she is inspired by real time events mixed with a dose of fiction. She encourages her readers to reach the happily ever after but bask in the afterglow of the perfectly imperfect love.

Kelly lives in Colorado with her husband of twenty-five years. She loves hockey, shiny objects and has a new found appreciation for green smoothies.



Book Review: Gentleman's Agreement by Ethan Radcliff

Gentlemen's Agreement

by Ethan Radcliff


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 ***Mature Content 18 and over please*** 

Chad Henderson and Jon Lasiter were best friends. Their taste in women always caused a problem. They always went after the same woman. Cleo Davenport was older and sophisticated, with a bevy of men at her fingertips. She was a high-priced Madam and Domme. Chad rejected the lifestyle and Jon embraced it. Both wanted the beautiful older woman in their bed. Could they reach an agreement that would suit all their needs?

My Rating: 


The reason I rated this book four stars, is because I found the blurb lacking. Yes, its nice simple and catchy. But it led me to believe that the book would end a certain way and when it ended in a different direction I was upset. Mainly because it was leaving out a key element. The other character that plays an important role in this book, and in the main characters story. I know that you don't always have to put all the details in your blurb. But you can give enough, so you don't lead your reader to only seeing certain roads.

My main question would be, if I mention this other character would the author think I am giving out spoilers? I want to rate this book 5 stars, despite the ending and the blurb. I found it captivating and exciting to read about this BDSM world. It was a pleasure to see, Madam and Chad struggle for power in their sexual relationship. To read about the strength of friendship between Chad and Jon. The sex scenes were spectacular, and I was found myself even more fascinated with the BDSM lifestyle.

Please read in between the lines of this blurb. There are other factors that will give Chad challenges and choices that he will have to face. Inner battles that he alone must fight. 

P.S Majority of the time I do throw in the rating for the cover and blurb along with the book because those key factors can bring in an audience. If a reader doesn't like either of those things, they will not read the book. More importantly, if a reader thinks they are being misled that will make them unhappy as well. 

About the Author:

Ethan Radcliff has been writing stories since he was a kid. He loves creating and tried his hand at art, but felt he wasn't good enough. Through high school he wrote erotic stories, kept them in a notebook and let a few of his girlfriends read them. He then began writing poetry, which he kept to himself, because most of his poems were based on erotica. His brain never stopped. He became serious about writing erotic romance stories a few years ago and wondered how hard it would be to break through the barrier as a male erotic romance writer.

He delved into the world of BDSM and took a personal journey through the lifestyle, which aided in his writing.

He'd been a face book user for years. He never saw anything interesting until he began to see all the writers and then some poets posting their erotic prose. Men who were writing erotic romance began to crop up. He watched and then began to post a few poems here and there. The response was good and then better. He was being noticed.

He can see a picture and write a poem. He can see an attractive women and conger up a sexy scenario. The jiggle of a full ass or heavy breasts can get him going. His mind is always is on an attractive face or body.

His thanks go out to Bitten Press LLC and the two lovely women who run it, for goading him on, telling him to go for it and he did.

His first short story is The Taming of Molly Jenkins. It's hot. Is it based on personal experience? All he can answer is, perhaps. The next short story is The Wait, Britt's undoing. There will be more. He has a paranormal erotic romance series, Desires of Blood which at the moment is six books strong. Stay tuned for some historical, contemporary and fantasy erotica from him. Yes, and he will continue with some great stories including some BDSM adventures. He has one book of erotic poetry published; it has been an amazing success.

Follow Ethan Radcliff as he continues to entertain you. He can write any genre and intends to broaden his scope as an author in 2015.

His thanks go out to all his readers. Without them he'd be still be writing notes in his composition notebook, waiting for that right moment. You made it happen for him.

~Ethan Radcliff 

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Book Review: The Trouble with Three Husbands by C.C. Genovese

The Trouble With Three Husbands

by C.C. Genovese

Price: $2.99
Pages: 128


In a future where female children are rare, some of the remaining women have established a female-supreme religion, where they can each take up to three husbands. Life in the Daughters of Venus community is good, unlike in the lowlands where the Venenum hunt women for sport. Lauren is one of the Original Seven, but how can she help lead this lady-supreme compound if she can't control her own home? You see, the trouble with three husbands is sometimes you kinda want four. 

This book is meant for readers 18 or older and contains graphic sexual content. Buyer beware.

My Rating :


I am not sure if anyone noticed, but C.C. Genovese is now one of my favorite authors. Really!  If he needed anything I would drop everything I am doing just to help. If that meant reviewing one of his books, promoting his work, or acting as a beta. At this point, I would do just about anything. (but lets not get any crazy ideas.) 

This book left me with so many questions, I swear I am now obsessed. I want to know what is going to happen next. In fact, I am dying to know. This book has left me wanting more. 

I am one of those people that consider everything. I have to admit I have wondered what would happen if the male population overlapped the female population. I have also wondered what it would be like if a women had more than one partner. (honestly, I read a lot of those books. 3 men and one women. Welcome to the party! LOL) I love the three husbands in Lauren's life. They all seem perfect in their own way. But I have mixed feelings about this fourth guy. OMG, he sounds so hot! I would love to get a taste of that bad boy. Then he does something that upsets me. (I want to tell you but then that would give you spoilers) Let's just say that I have a love and hate relationship with that character. 

Now, C.C. Genovese has me scratching my head, coming up with a million different theories what is going to happen next in this series and where the character are going to go.  This author is going to kill me, plus giving me so many ideas for a fun time with my own man.

 About the Author:

C. C. Genovese is a male romance and erotica author who often writes from the female perspective. He has a passion for writing sensual tales that take the average woman (or man) and place them in erotic positions. Life isn't prude so why should we be? If you're under the age of 18, or if you get offended easily, please don't purchase these books. If you're ready to be entertained, aroused, and brought to emotional climax then please do.

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The Trouble with Virgins: Daughters of Venus Book 2

In a future where female children are rare, some of the remaining women have established a female-supreme religion, where they can each take up to three husbands. Life in the Daughters of Venus community is good, unlike in the lowlands where the Venenum hunt women for sport. 

The second book in this series finds Jessica turning eighteen and male suitors lining up for a crack at being one of her fellows. With trouble brewing at the bottom of the mountain, Jessica has to figure out how to juggle both her longing to become a respected Dove with her hunger for sexual pleasure.The trouble with virgins is sometimes they have an insatiable appetite.  

This book is meant for readers 18 or older and contains graphic sexual content. Buyer beware.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Cover Reveal: More Than Miles by Autumn Jones Lake

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More than Miles 
by Autumn Jones Lake

Coming August 16th

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Although More Than Miles can be read as a stand-alone, the first book in the series, Slow Burn, is currently free and the second book, Corrupting Cinderella, is on sale for .99cents.
SLOW BURN (Lost Kings MC #1)

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Blake “Murphy” O'Callaghan, Road Captain of the Lost Kings MC, has the world by the balls. Everything he wants…except the one girl who’s off limits. The only girl he’s ever loved. His best friend’s little sister, Heidi.
Now that she’s eighteen, it’s time to claim her as his. Problem is, she’s in love with her high-school boyfriend, Axel, a prospect for the Lost Kings MC.
Can Murphy convince Heidi that all the hard roads they’ve traveled lead to their happy ending, or is he destined to ride the open road alone?

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Autumn prefers to write her romances on the classy side of dirty, and she's a sucker for a filthy-talking, demanding alpha male hero. The bigger the better. She believes true love stories never end.
Some of Autumn's favorite hobbies include reading, writing, acting, music and horror movies. When she's home, her faithful Pug is always by her side. She's an active member of her local chapter of Romance Writers of America.
Autumn was born and raised in upstate New York. She still enjoys all four seasons there with her very own alpha hero and their three rescue dogs.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Book Review: DIRTY WORK by Chelle Bliss & Brenda Rothert

DIRTY WORK by Chelle Bliss & Brenda Rothert is now live! 

A brand new romantic standalone you won't want to miss! 
Politics have never been so dirty... 

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From authors Chelle Bliss and Brenda Rothert comes a smoldering standalone enemies to lovers romance that will, ahem…check all your boxes.  

I hate him. Jude Titan is everything that’s wrong with the male sex: cocky, domineering and loaded with swagger. Oh, and did I mention he’s a Republican? Yeah, the guy’s so conservative he leans to the right when walking. And lucky me, I’m running against him for Senate. But I’ve got plenty of fight in me. A golden boy war hero opponent with a smile that leaves melted panties in its wake? Bring. It. On.
Damn, she’s sexy. Reagan Preston intrigues me from the moment I lay eyes on her. And speaking of laying…I want between those thighs. But I want to make her burn for me first. Every debate and stolen moment is foreplay for us. She claims she hates me, but her body tells a different story. I plan to win this election, but I also want to win the sharp, fiery Democrat who captures my attention like no woman ever has. Politics is filthy, just like all the things I want to do to Reagan Preston. 

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Favorite Quotes:

I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to resist you.

With you, everything is so much more.

Reagan hasn’t changed me, except to make me a better man.  

My Review:

Two swoon-worthy political opponents meet while battling each other on the campaign trail and feel an instant attraction that they clandestinely explore, indulge, and hide from even their own staffers.  The thrill of the forbidden, unearthing deeply hidden secrets, dirty political tricks, and the risk of being exposed to their voting public all add to the mix.  Was the budding relationship and teasing just for campaign trail thrills or could it be more?  Can either candidate be trusted - or are they just playing each other?  Remarks are made that could be used either way.  The premise of Dirty Work was relevant and timely.  The writing was engaging and entertaining as well as deliciously steamy, but the characters were the best part of this piece – they were well drawn, realistic, alluring, endearing, and people I would want to know.    
Empress DJ



Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.




Chelle Bliss, USA Today Bestselling author, currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She's a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She's written over thirteen books and has three series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster.
Before becoming a writer, Chelle taught high school history for over ten years. She holds a master's degree in Instructional Technology and a bachelor's in history. Although history is her first love, writing has become her dream job and she can't imagine doing anything else.







New Release, Giveaway: The Road to Paradise Series - Paradise #3 by Leslie Pike

Title: The Road to Paradise
Series: Paradise #3
Author: Leslie Pike
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 27, 2016


Happily ever after starts easy enough. It's what comes next that's the bitch. For JACK & NICKI and PAUL & BB the strength of their relationships are about to be proved, when life rocks their smooth rides and tumbles everyone's expectations in the air. When the fairytale gets real, it takes more than great sex to navigate THE ROAD TO PARADISE. It takes great love.

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Paul's powerful arms sweep me back into the motor home. He slams the door shut, then rips off my towel. It goes sailing through the air and lands in the kitchen sink. Jimi Hendrix is singing "Foxy Lady" in the background, and I'm feeling the vibe. My man's playing air guitar in the nude, and he's using his dick as the instrument. He knows every word and every lick of the song. It's an outstanding performance worthy of a Grammy. What a creative guy. When he mouths that I'm his little heartbreaker and a sweet love maker, he moves to the tip of his dick and gives it an extra flick. He's really getting into it as I watch him bite his lower lip. Makes me want to suck on it right now. First the lip and then more.

I start dancing freely around the compact space, a half naked flower child. The room's been decorated with 60's posters from the Fillmore West and Winterland. The Set Decorator was correct to assume I'd like that touch. We're in the mood. We may be stoned, but that won't stop us. Nothing does. Paul puts down his "guitar", then effortlessly lifts me onto the table. He unties my fringed vest and opens it so he can see my breasts. His mouth finds my nipples and he uses his tongue to tease them to hard peaks. I lean back onto my elbows and use my foot to gently push him away. I trace the contours of his impressive muscles, exploring the hills and valleys. Paul's motif would be one word. Hard.

He grabs my ankle. Lifting my foot to his lips, he starts with my toes, planting kisses all the way down to the back of my calf. I feel his warm breath behind my knee, then on the inside of my thigh. He gets within a few inches of my pussy, then pauses to catch my gaze.
"Here I come baby. I'm goin' to get you!" he shouts over the blasting music.

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Leslie Pike lives in Orange County, California, with her husband Don, and their Pom-Poo, Mr. Big. Before writing her first novel, Leslie worked as a screenwriter on episodic television. She’s traveled the world with her Stuntman/Stunt Coordinator/Second Unit Director husband. They’ve been on movie sets from Africa to Israel, from New York to Los Angeles. Some of Leslie’s favorite things include calligraphy, long walks with her friends and afternoons at the movies.

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