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Nov 18 2015 4:30pm

Victoria Dahl Plays Your Heartstrings Like A Banjo With Harlot

Here’s the deal. I went in for the sex, okay? A few years ago I picked up The Wicked West (Victoria Dahl writing as Holly Summers, the pseudonym of the heroine in Talk Me Down). I’m a sucker for historical Westerns and I love erotic romances. Mix the two and I’m in heaven. The Wicked West gave me exactly what I wanted. The smoking hot sexy times, mixed with the dirt under the nails and buck baths that come with the old West setting. When I heard about Harlot, I almost broke my nail on that one-click pre-order button. I was ready for more of Dalh’s brand of old timey sexy times. Yeah, yeah, I read the disclaimer on her website.

Warning: Harlot is an erotic romance and is darker than most of my books. Be prepared for a little wrongness. Just the right amount of wrong, hopefully.

Bring on the dark wrongness! Bring it! I was ready and, again, I got exactly what I wanted. Harlot is filled with drool-worthy sex scenes between a couple who has waited years to finally share a bed. But I got something else I wasn’t expecting. I wasn’t expecting to feel all the feels. I wasn’t expecting to be up in the middle of the night, pretending I wasn’t dashing tears out of the corners of my eyes while I stared at my e-reader.

[Change your reading experience with this book ...]

Nov 11 2015 4:00pm

A Modern Cinderella Meets Her Rugged Prince in Sugar Jamison’s The Bad Boy CEO

As hard as they try, the King brothers cannot hide from Destiny. Nevada that is. After a horrible childhood, Duke, Levi, and our hero Colt King struck out together to make a life for themselves. The boys, who make up the three prongs of the King’s Customs Empire, do better than well, achieving millionaire status in the years since they high-tailed it out of town. The Bad Boy CEO, Book 1 in Sugar Jamison’s The Bad Boys of Destiny series, belongs to middle brother, Colt.

No one hates, Destiny and most of it’s residents like Colt King. He’s the brains of the operation, the money making genius that made the success of King’s Customs possible, success that allowed them to stay away for so long. Tall, dark, and buff, Colt is a hard egg to crack, though it’s clear early on that he has a huge heart. Even though he often butts heads with older brother, Duke there’s no doubt that they care deeply, and would do anything for each other.

Life is interrupted when their Aunt Lolly calls them back to their hometown of Destiny. Aunt Lolly’s heal has taken a turn and on the surface, it appears that Lolly simply needs the boys to help her get some duck in a row. Her hair salon is failing, as are many of the businesses in town. She knows Colt is the perfect person to bring money back to the salon, but she ulterior motives in bringing the boys back to town. Both, Duke and Levi and have their own issues to deal with in Destiny, while Aunt Lolly shoves Colt right into path, and shot gun barrell, of the gorgeous woman renting a room under Lolly’s roof.

[Guess family fixing you up isn't always a bad thing ...]

Nov 26 2014 11:00am

5 Reasons You Need to See Beyond the Lights

Beyond the Lights movie posterI usually save my movie watching for Sunday mornings; fewer people, slightly cheaper movie tickets, and I like to pretend that popcorn, soda, and mozzarella sticks make up a perfectly reasonable brunch menu. But I couldn’t make it around to Sunday to see Beyond the Lights.

I had to see it IMMEDIATELY so dragged my butt to the theater, mid-week, and boy-howdy am I glad I did. I’m probably going to see it again in theaters this week. Here are 5 reasons I think YOU should go see Beyond The Lights too:

1. Pure, concentrated romance.

There is no way to stress this enough, Beyond the Lights is a one hundred percent, by the book romance. All the beats are there; the meet-cute, which happens to be a wee on the traumatic side, the magical first kiss followed by the pretty righteous first sex. You’ve got your troubled heroine looking for a way out.

[Intense romance, you say? We are in...]

Nov 5 2014 1:00pm

Widows and Kind Ranchers in Leigh Greenwood’s To Love and To Cherish

To Love and To Cherish by Leigh Greenwood

Leigh Greenwood's To Love and To Cherish offers the second installment in the Cactus Creek series. Cactus Creek, Arizona is home to small group of settlers, most from the same town in Kentucky. You might spy Naomi and Colby from the first Cactus Creek novel—they and the whole town appear to be under the tight control of the Spencer family, the town's primary financiers.

We meet Laurie Spencer, the heroine, the day of her husband’s funeral. Laurie’s parents forced her to marry the man to position themselves and their daughter in better economic circumstances. After his death, it seems the only person in town who will miss Noah Spencer is his brother Norman, the town banker and the man determined to make Laurie’s life miserable, since Noah no longer has the honor. Laurie has other plans however. Restricted by all that is proper and appropriate, Laurie is prepared to live out her widowhood as a single lady in Cactus Creek. All she needs is her inheritance from Noah. It’s a fine plan until Norman makes it painfully clear that his is going to the stipulations of Noah’s will a little too seriously.

[Sounds prickly!...]

Oct 30 2014 9:05am

Jane the Virgin 1x03 Recap: No Fireflies Were Hurt in the Making of This Episode

Rafael and Jane in Jane the Virgin Season 1 episode 3, 1x03Are you loving the high drama of telenovella-based Jane the Virgin? It's miraculous! Join us each week as we track Jane, Rafael, and Michael's love triangle, as well as other...complicated...relationships!

Beware! This recap contains spoilers for Season 1, Episode 3 (also known as “Chapter 3) of Jane the Virgin. Read with caution!

So where we were? Jane is still pregnant with her old flame/current boss’s baby. She’s still engaged to Michael. Her mother, Xiomara is still sleeping with Jane’s father, who, Jane doesn’t know about. Petra is still going for her Oscar for the role of caring wife and mother to-be. And Zaz is still dead, impaled on an ice sculpture.

“Chapter Three” opens with young Jane making a wishing on a firefly. Jane gets boobs and then gets the first boyfriend she’s always wanted, but loses the boy when she tells him that she’s waiting to get married until she has sex. Xiomara says she shouldn’t lead with that when it comes to make out time, but Grandma Alba insists that a lie of omission is still a lie. The right man will wait. Teen Jane makes a wish that she would find the right guy…

[Question is, who's the right guy?...]

Oct 22 2014 11:30am

Jane the Virgin 1x02 Recap: Milkshakes and Hot Dads

Are you loving the high drama of telenovella-based Jane the Virgin? It's miraculous! Join us each week as we track Jane, Rafael, and Michael's love triangle, as well as the other...complicated...relationships!

Beware! This recap contains spoilers for Season 1, Episode 2 of Jane the Virgin. Read with Caution!

This recap contains spoilers for all episodes this season.

When we last left Jane, she’d been accidentally inseminated with her boss/old crush’s sperm. She got pregnant, didn’t want to keep the baby, decided to keep the baby and then she got engaged. Please see the Episode 1 recap for the abundance of other crazy stuff that happened in just 44 minutes.

Episode 2 opens with a flashback to Jane’s quinceañera where her mother, Xiomara, sang a rousing rendition of Kelis’s “Milkshake,” much to Jane’s horror. In the action packed present, Jane’s called a family meeting with her abuela Alba, Xiomara, and her new fiance, Michael, to discuss her plans moving forward. Jane makes it clear that this baby will not derail her life in any way. In fact she won’t even be calling it a baby. She declares that the baby will further be referred to as The Milkshake.

[That's guaranteed to make us hungry...]

Oct 15 2014 9:45am

Thoughts on Jane the Virgin 1x01: Introducing the Holy Trinity—Jane, Michael, and Rafael

Jane the VirginBeware! This recap contains spoilers for Season 1, Episode 1 of Jane the Virgin. Read with Caution!

I’ve seen posters for Jane the Virgin all over Los Angeles and decided to check it out because American television has a problem when it comes to representing women of color. I was psyched to meet this cast, but I didn’t expect episode 1 to be so dang juicy.

“Jane” is loosely based on the telenova out of Venezuela called Juana Le Virgen, created by writer/producer/director Perla Farías.

Chapter One opens with our narrator, voiced by Anthony Mendez, introducing us to Jane Villanueva, a somewhat pensive ten year old whose interests include God, her family, and the perfect grilled cheese sandwich. Jane is getting a lesson in the precious value of her virginity from her grandmother, Alba (who speaks only Spanish throughout the episode) as her young mother, Xiomara sits by, pointing out the ridiculousness of the situation. Jane takes the lesson to heart though, crushing a white flower in her fist, per her grandmother's instructions, to drive home the point that once a flower has been destroyed it can’t be brought back to life. Way to keep it light, Grandma A.

[We have a feeling this experience is going to stay with young Jane...]

May 29 2014 3:30pm

Take Me Away: Top Five Romantic Getaways…And The Heroes to Pack with You!

Pleasure Under the Sun by Lindsay EvansIn Lindsay Evans’s contemporary romance, Pleasure Under the Sun, the heroine Bailey Hughes is swept off on a romantic week abroad by her sexy hero, artist Seven Carmichael. The two start their journey aboard a yacht off Miami’s shores, sail to Key West, then find true love and lust on the island nation of Jamaica.

These days, a vacation for me means forty-eight uninterrupted hours of Netflix bingeing, junk food and sleep, but as I read this vividly painted romance I couldn’t help but crave a holiday away from my couch. So get out your passport and select the hero of your choosing. Here are some places I’m sure you’ll love to go.

England’s Lake District:
You’ve seen every film and miniseries adaptation of Austen’s work, and your man, a water conservationist, has managed to work in a trip to this national park under the guise of research. You come along to support his professional endeavors, naturally, but really you’re it in for the lakeside B&B sex and the hopes that your lover will reenact the final sunrise scene of Joe Wright’s Pride and Prejudice.

[What other exotic locales are we headed to...and who with?!]