Archive | October 24, 2013

Review ~ Halo by Viola Grace

4233HALO-150x225Blurb:
Aura Speaker Avina is at the top of her field. It is a very small field. Speaking to those who have gone before is a strange talent and she uses it to bring peace and negotiate between the living and the dead.

Utolian left his physical body to wait until he met a woman he wanted to spend the rest of his existence with. Avina’s touch brings him out of his orb on a regular basis, and he looks forward to each and every moment with her.

Now, if only he will stop her from playing with his ball at every opportunity, he might just get somewhere.

Available at Amazon

Cara’s Review:
As a Paranormal Investigator (aka Ghost Hunter), I was very interested in this book. I know people who can read Aura’s now, as well as claim to be Mediums. I thought that Ms. Grace incorporated some nice “facts” into the book, including the goggles that blocked electromagnetic frequency to stop the auras she sees (that is what we use those cool blinking gadgets to do, look at EMF fields).

That aside, it comes as no surprise that I really enjoyed this book. In an investigation that would have done Josh Gates (Destination Truth) and John Zaffis (Haunted Collector) proud, Aura Speaker Avina Jenkins and the Aura of Utolian sweep a derelict space station, looking for dangerous Auras.

As always, a few of my favorite characters make appearances, or at least honorable mention in the Terran Times novella. I’m sure that followers of the Times will find this to be another enjoyable read. If you haven’t read any of the Terran Times yet, my first question is why not? My second is, read this one! They don’t have to be read in any sort of order, but you’ll want to know the back story of the characters the main characters come across!
A good solid read, I’d strongly recommend this book to pass an afternoon!

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New Release ~ Sweetest Splendor ~ Kacey Hammell

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Book 2: Club Splendor (sequel to Sweetest Salvation)
A Romance on the Go Story
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Contemporary Erotic Romance
Content Warning: Contains Voyeurism, Anal Sex, Toys
Word Count: 9.5k

Bridget Guthrie and Zander Hudson have worked at Club Splendor together for years, sharing smoldering glances, flirting, and building a friendship. Thanks to the club’s strict policy of no staff fraternization, they’ve resisted how much they truly want each another.

With Bridget leaving to explore her dreams, they no longer have to hide their passions. After hours, in one of the pleasure rooms at Club Splendor, they finally give in to the burning desire they’ve held at bay for too long. She’s taken care of other people’s love lives for so long while at the club, can she find the courage to take care of her own needs and fantasies?

Excerpt:© Kacey Hammell, 2013
“I know following your dreams is important to you, Bridget. I’m happy for you.” Zander sidled closer, and massaged her stiff shoulders.
“Thank you. I know you are. It’s just—” she swallowed past the lump in her throat. “It is hard to think of leaving. I love this job. I’ll miss it.”
“You’ll miss me more though, right?” His light tone lifted her mood.
She laughed. “Of course. Who else will I get to boss around?”
He chuckled and pulled her in to his chest, aligning her against his stomach. Her breath hitched as his arms wrapped around her waist and squeezed her tight. Her nipples tingled and her heart rate accelerated.
Being this close to him, his long body behind her, the dreams she had about a moment like this…. She wished she could turn in his arms, press her lips to his and see where it led. But their friendship meant a lot to her. The fun flirting and teasing had never gone to the next level, but no other man in her life affected her more.
And now they would no longer be working together…but she wasn’t sure how deep his feelings for her ran.
“Damn, you smell good. What is that you’re wearing?” Zander asked, his face buried in her neck.
“Umm, something berry I guess.” Her words sounded breathless even to her own ears. He never held her like this before. She shivered.
“You cold?” He ran his palms over her stomach, then his arms tightened around her.
She shook her head, speechless, about to melt into a puddle at his feet. Relaxing into his embrace, she aligned with his front. “Zander–”
“You know I’ve always wondered something about you,” he murmured.
“What’s that?” she questioned, mouth dry.
“If any of what happens around this place excites you,” he whispered against her neck.
She reclined her head on his shoulder, sighing. Could she confess her innermost thoughts to him?
The air in the room heightened at least twenty degrees. The fire in her belly spread along her limbs to her fingertips. “Why is that important to you?”
Clasping her hands in his, he rasped, “I’ve always had the desire to know what makes you tick. I’ve watched you a long time, secretly wanting to know more about you. Finding reasons to be close to you.”
Excitement slithered along her body, her heart nearly leaping from her chest.
“We’ve been friends a long time, Bridget, but you know what? I want more.” He ran his lips along her neck, warming her skin until they reached her ear. “Tell me what turns you on,” he whispered, then captured her earlobe in his teeth.

All buy links can be found via my website.
Sweetest Splendor Book Page

?????????????Avid Reader. Romance Author. Redhead…
Canadian-born author, Kacey Hammell is definitely a book-a-holic, who began reading romances at a young age and became easily addicted. These days, as a multi-published erotic romance author, she enjoys adding a lot of heat, sass and emotion to the Contemporary Romances she writes.

A mom of three, Kacey has made certain each of her children know the value of the written word and the adventures they could escape on by becoming book-a-holics in their own right. She lives her own happily ever after with her perfect hero in Ontario, Canada, and is a true romantic at heart.

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Review ~ Yearning Devotion by Rachael Orman

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by Rachael Orman

Blurb:
Gwen has lived a hard life. She has endured many situations that would have broken a weaker person. But she has found love in her life and it keeps her from completely losing it when things get rough. That is, until one day a man enters her life that changes everything.

Will this man help Gwen become a stronger woman or will he completely destroy her?

**This is an erotic book with F/F, F/F/M, M/F situations and not intended for people under 18**

Available at Amazon

Allyson’s Review:
Yearning Devotion was touching and heartwarming read but also hot and steamy. Gwen had been through hell, she was kidnapped, beaten, raped and tortured for 10 years, starting when she was 12. Once she escaped, she made a life for herself, but always helping others. Gwen was extremely strong, caring, giving, kind, genuine, but was skeptical of men.

She loved and cared for her best friend, McKayla. McKayla was very supportive, protective and understanding of Gwen and all her issues. When Gwen met Cole, she found she wanted to open her heart again. Cole was powerful, successful, demanding, stubborn but also caring and passionate. But could all three work it out and would secrets get in the way of happiness. This was an excellent example of Love, Lost and Found. This was a good read, and I look forward to reading more by Rachael Orman.

I was given an ARC copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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