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Jun 22 2016 4:30pm

Into The Long Dark Night...Erotic Romance Best Bets for June 2016

Smut by Karina Halle

In need of some sexy reading material to fill your e reader? I’m here for you. Each month I will bring you an assortment of erotic pleasure reads to tempt your palette and your credit card.

Love is a fickle emotion that can lift you up to the heavens or leave you lying broken in the street. The couples below all experience the ups and downs of love and learn that the world is theirs for the taking as long as they have the passion, desire, and courage to seize it.

Smut by Karina Halle

All Blake Crawford wants is to pass his creative writing course, get his university degree, and take over his dad's ailing family business. What Amanda Newland wants is to graduate at the top of her class, as well as finish her novel and prove to her family that writing is a respectful career. What Blake and Amanda don't want is to be paired up with each other for their final project, but that's exactly what they both get when they're forced to collaborate on a writing piece. Since Amanda thinks Blake is an arrogant jerk (with a panty-melting smirk and British accent) and Blake thinks Amanda has a stick up her (tight, round) bottom, they fight tooth and nail. That is, until they discover they write well together. They also might find each other really attractive, but that's neither here nor there. When their writing project turns out to be a success, the two of them decide to start up a secret partnership using a pen name, infiltrating the self-publishing market in the lucrative genre of erotica. Naturally, with so much heat and passion between the pages, it's not long before their dirty words become a dirty reality.

Halle writes a smart, fun, and oh so kinky story that marries fiction and fact as she examines the art of writing erotic romance, the ins and outs of self-publishing, and the stereotypes that are often associated with it. Your laughter rings true as we watch our protagonists, Blake and Amanda, who are paired together in a creative writing class, leave the classroom and end up in the bedroom as they strive to make their dreams come true in ways they never imagined.

[Smart, sexy, fun...]

Jun 9 2016 12:00pm

First Look: Nalini Singh’s Allegiance of Honor (June 14, 2016)

Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh

Nalini Singh
Allegiance of Honor (Psy-Changeling #15)
Berkley / June 14, 2016 / $27.00 print, #13.99 digital

The Psy-Changeling world has undergone a staggering transformation and now stands at a crossroads. The Trinity Accord promises a new era of cooperation between disparate races and groups. It is a beacon of hope held together by many hands: Old enemies. New allies. Wary loners.

But a century of distrust and suspicion can’t be so easily forgotten and threatens to shatter Trinity from within at any moment. As rival members vie for dominance, chaos and evil gather in the shadows and a kidnapped woman’s cry for help washes up in San Francisco, while the Consortium turns its murderous gaze toward a child who is the embodiment of change, of love, of piercing hope: A child who is both Psy…and changeling.

To find the lost, protect the vulnerable—and save Trinity—no one can stand alone. This is a time of loyalty across divisions, of bonds woven into the heart and the soul, of heroes known and unknown standing back to back and holding the line. But is an allegiance of honor even possible with traitors lurking in their midst?

The world is in the midst of a shocking transformation. Silence has fallen resulting in the birth of the Trinity Accord-a group consisting of Psys, Humans, and Changelings. The first Psy-Changeling child in decades has been born, alliances are made, enemies are circling, and the major power players in the world now stand uneasily constantly shifting ground. Where before the Psy were considered the most powerful beings in the world, the humans have made it known they aren't weak, and the Changelings have stepped up and won the trust of the general public. Regardless of the huge strides made, there is still plenty of mistrust between the three races, and everyone is constantly on guard. Since the Trinity Accord was constructed out of both haste and need, there are a lot of work that needs to be done to make it a true, solid partnership.

[We like the sound of that!]

May 25 2016 1:30pm

Oh, What Tangled Webs We Weave...Erotic Romance Best Bets for May 2016

Mister O by Lauren Blakely

In need of some sexy reading material to fill your e reader? I’m here for you. Each month I will bring you an assortment of erotic pleasure reads to tempt your palette and your credit card.

May is a month of many faces and that is never more apparent than with the people below who choose hide behind masks and the passion and desire that sets them free.

Mister O by Lauren Blakely

Just call me Mister O. Because YOUR pleasure is my super power.

Making a woman feel 'oh-god-that's-good' is the name of the game, and if a man can't get the job done, he should get the hell out of the bedroom. I'm talking toe-curling, mind-blowing, sheet-grabbing ecstasy. Like I provide every time.

I suppose that makes me a superhero of pleasure, and my mission is to always deliver.

But then I'm thrown for a loop when a certain woman asks me to teach her everything about how to win a man. The only problem? She's my best friend's sister, but she's far too tempting to resist—especially when I learn that sweet, sexy Harper has a dirty mind too and wants to put it to good use. What could possibly go wrong as I give the woman I've secretly wanted some no-strings-attached lessons in seduction?

No one will know, even if we send a few dirty sexts. Okay, a few hundred. Or if the zipper on her dress gets stuck. Not on that! Or if she gives me those f*&k-me-eyes on the train in front of her whole family.

The trouble is the more nights I spend with her in bed, the more days I want to spend with her out of bed. And for the first time ever, I'm not only thinking about how to make a woman cry out in pleasure —I'm thinking about how to keep her in my arms for a long time to come.

Looks like the real Adventures of Mister Orgasm have only just begun....

Fans of humorous, smoking hot, erotic romance contemporaries are sure to love Lauren Blakely’s latest adventure—Mister O. Friendship, love, and titillating shenanigans go hand in hand in hand when a self-proclaimed sex god meets his perfect match in the most least likely person. Nick Hammer is a man who knows his way around women. He loves every aspect of them and his goal is to always satisfy them with the ultimate O-orgasm. But when his best friend’s sister, Harper Holiday, asks for his help in learning how to seduce a man, Nick puts his best, errr, foot forward and ends up losing his heart in the process.

[And we lose ours...]

May 17 2016 9:30am

First Look: Elizabeth Hoyt’s Duke of Sin (May 31, 2016)

Duke of Sin by Elizabeth Hoyt

Elizabeth Hoyt
Duke of Sin (Maiden Lane # 10)
Forever / May 31, 2016 / $7.99 print, $6.99 digital

Duke of Sin is a darkly humorous and lushly sensual historical romance that attempts to redeem of one of the series most diabolical and debauched secondary characters to date-Valentine (Val) Napier, the Duke of Montgomery. Fans of this series have seen Val sweep in and out of the series like a plague, causing mayhem and slowly planting seeds of discourse. A libertine whose mercurial attitude and fluid sexual appetites only increases his appeal. A diabolical chess master who uses his skills to play a dangerous game that only one person will be allowed win-him. His utter lack of morals and conscience allows him to do whatever it takes to whomever he wants to increase his inventory of blackmail material.

“I am vengeance I am hate. I am sin personified.“

[Ok, Batman...]

Apr 27 2016 1:00pm

The Boys Are Back In Town: Erotic Best Bets for April 2016

The Devil’s Doorbell Anthology by Anne Calhoun, Christine d'Abo, Delphine Dryden, Megan Hart, Jeffe Kennedy, Megan Mulry, and Molly O'Keefe (writing as M. O'Keefe)

In need of some sexy reading material to fill your e reader? I’m here for you. Each month I will bring you an assortment of erotic pleasure reads to tempt your palette and your credit card.

April brings us some deliciously bad boys whose hedonistic desires guarantee your every fantasy will be sated.

The Devil’s Doorbell Anthology

A woman's pleasure is a dangerous thing. A primal appetite that, once awakened, can never be sated. A secret that gives power to those who know it. A magic that, once unleashed, can never be contained. Some say the clitoris is the devil's doorbell, set to summon him forth at the merest touch...

It's time to ring the bell.

Here are seven tales of sexual empowerment and erotic defiance, featuring the hottest storytellers of erotic fiction.

Anne Calhoun
Christine d'Abo
Delphine Dryden
Megan Hart
Jeffe Kennedy
Megan Mulry
Molly O'Keefe
(writing as M. O'Keefe)

Seven talented writers flex their skills and unite together to create a stunning erotic anthology that celebrates sexuality in all it’s forms with no apologies. Each story offers an intriguing look into the passions and desires of men and women who know what they want and take it in the most delicious of ways. Perfect reading for those who enjoy indulging in different flavored erotic bites without needing to consume the whole meal.

[Throw back those sheets for more erotic best bets ...]

Mar 29 2016 2:00pm

In Like A Lion...Erotic Romance Best Bets for March 2016

Deep by Skye Warren

In need of some sexy reading material to fill your e reader? I’m here for you. Each month I will bring you an assortment of erotic pleasure reads to tempt your palette and your credit card.

March comes in like a lion and these books will have you ROARING as the passion and love intermingle to form a bond so strong that nothing can tear it apart. No matter how hard the couples below try.

Deep by Skye Warren

Dark. Powerful. Dangerous.

Philip Murphy has all of Chicago under his thumb. Except me.

We met in a perfect storm of violence and lust. He saved me and then disappeared from my life. Now I pretend I never knew that kind of darkness. I focus on midterms and campus parties, as if they can wipe the slate clean.

Then he turns up outside my dorm room—wounded and barely conscious. He’s the head of a crime syndicate, a powerful man, but he needs me now. There are traitors in his midst.

I can help him, but I can’t fall for him.

Not again.

Skye Warren once again takes us into the abyss with a dark, gritty tale of love, loss, obsession, and redemption when a young broken woman finds herself the object of affection of an older man whose climb to the top of the underworld was fueled by pain and perseverance. Kidnapped and sold into sexual slavery for her family’s debt, the heroine, Ella, uses her brain and fists to escape, only to find herself thrust into the lap of the most dangerous man in Chicago- Phillip Murphy. Turbulent emotions, erotic passions, and unexpected revelations rock this couple when the past and present collide in a force that threatens to destroy them all.

[Quench your animalistic thirst ...]

Mar 17 2016 4:30pm

Who is Jane Yellowrock? Meet Faith Hunter’s Skinwalker

Skinwalker by Faith Hunter

Faith Hunter’s best selling dual natured urban fantasy heroine, Jane Yellowrock, has entertained fans since first meeting her in book one-Skinwalker-which released in 2009. With 9 full length novels and 36 individual shorts and novellas, this series continues to grow and expand, both in arc and characters, as it follows it own rules that keeps you guessing until the very end. Told from a first person narrative, we follow Jane Yellowrock’s journey as she discovers more about her heritage while graduating from a solitary rogue vampire killer to a premier enforcer for Leo Pellissier-the Blood Master of New Orleans. Action packed with a steady influx of magic, mayhem, and romance, Jane’s destiny begins the day she accepts a job in New Orleans only to discover herself pulled reluctantly into vampire politics and the steady stream of adventures that fall her way.

Love Jane, Love Jane's Beast

Jane Yellowrock is a skinwalker of Cherokee descent in existence. An infamous rogue vampire killer for hire, Jane doesn't know much about her childhood, having been raised in foster care after she was found as a child wandering around in Yellowstone National Park. After she turned 18 years old, Jane took what little memories she had of her childhood and went back to Yellowstone where she discovered her ability. Jane’s ability allows her to shift into any animal she chooses. She also shares her body with another—a large mountain cat she calls Beast. Jane and Beast are not extensions of one another, but separate entities that share a soul. An interesting aspect of this series is the fact that Hunter uses science in explaining Jane’s shapeshifting. It’s not simply a matter of shifting and allowing ‘magic’ to explain the shifting of forms with no consequences.  Jane has to calculate the mass of what she is shifting into and make sure she absorbs or expels the calories needed to maintain the form. Stronger than most and very well skilled in weapons and fighting forms, Jane is not immortal nor immune to harm. She is vulnerable and though she heals faster due to Beast, she can be hurt and killed.

[You gotta' love her ...]

Mar 8 2016 1:30pm

First Look: Anne Bishop’s Marked in Flesh (March 8, 2016)

Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop

Anne Bishop
Marked in Flesh (The Others #4)
Roc / March 8, 2016 / $27.00 print, $13.99 digital

The escalating war between the Others and the HFL (Humans First and Last) comes to a head when a series of violent acts against the Others and their human compatriots results in tragedy. The Lakeside Courtyard has pulled in all the humans who have become important allies and prepares for what is coming next-the Elders. The Elders are a group of ancient Others who rule the wild country and seas. They have already warned the Others that the increasing human intrusion on their lands will not be tolerated.

The terra indigene shifters like the Wolves and Bears, the Hawks and Crows, referred to these forms as the Elders, a benevolent sounding word for the beings were Namid’s teeth and claws.

Meg Corbyn, a blood prophet who escaped her prison and found sanctuary with the Others of the Lakeside Courtyard, is still struggling with her need to cut. She is now known as the Trailblazer after she was able to help rescue the other blood prophets who had been living under the guise of the “benevolent ownership” of various caretakers, who exploited their gift for profit. She and her human friends have been looking for ways for the girls to predict without cutting, as each cut leads them closer to death. Using various other mediums, Meg and a few other blood prophets are discovering other means that are instinctive to them individually but the journey is not without its pitfalls.

More than a cut, he thought uneasily as he rolled up the part of the sheet that had blood on it. She’d been drawing with her own blood...because she needed that color.

[It's all falling apart and everyone's pov matters ...]

Feb 19 2016 12:30pm

Stepping Outside the Box: Erotic Romance Best Bets for February 2016

The SEAL's Rebel Librarian by Anne Calhoun

In need of some sexy reading material to fill your e reader? I’m here for you. Each month I will bring you an assortment of erotic pleasure reads to tempt your palette and your credit card.

Not everyone thinks February is all hearts and flowers. Sometimes it’s ugly and heartbreaking. But as the old saying goes...whatever doesn't break you, only makes you stronger. As some of couples below find out, sometimes you have to break in order to see the love right in front of you.

The SEAL's Rebel Librarian by Anne Calhoun

Jack Powell never planned on leaving the Navy, but his final mission as a SEAL left him with a tremor and a bad case of nerves. He's home, taking some college classes and trying to figure out what comes next when he meets Erin Kent, a divorced college librarian with an adventurous bucket list and a mission to get her ex-husband's voice out of her head. Jack guides Erin through skydiving and buying the motorcycle of her dreams, blithely accepting Erin's promise that their relationship is purely temporary. But when Jack gets the chance to go back into the shadowy world of security contracting, can he convince Erin to break her word and join him on the adventure of a lifetime?

Anne Calhoun’s voice shines bright in the second installment of her Alpha Ops novella series. A divorced librarian with a hefty bucket list and a recently discharged soldier suffering from PTSD indulge in a sexy, erotic, extraordinary adventure that gives them both what they never knew they needed. A full bodied novella that will leave you panting for more.

[Sex outside the box ...]

Feb 17 2016 1:00pm

First Look: Jennifer Estep’s Bitter Bite (February 23, 2016)

Bitter Bite by Jennifer Estep

Jennifer Estep
Bitter Bite (Elemental Assassin #17)
Pocket Books/ February 23, 2016 / $7.99 print, $6.99 digital

Which is stronger: blood ties or a battle-tested friendship?

It’s not easy being queen bee of an underworld abuzz with crooks and killers. Wielding my potent Ice and Stone elemental magic will only get me so far—my real secret is my tight-knit makeshift family, a motley crew of cops and criminals, dwarves and playboys. My foster brother Finnegan Lane is my right-hand man, but when his suddenly not-dead relative comes back into the picture, I’m the one on the outside looking in.

It’s funny how life works: one minute your best friend is rock-steady, and the next he’s doe-eyed and buying into this whole loving-relative routine to the point of ignoring you. I’d like to be happy for Finn, I really would. But all of my instincts are telling me that beneath the syrupy sweet demeanor and old-fashioned charm, this sudden interloper is planning something. The whole shtick leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. This person might have avoided the grave once, but I’ll put anyone who hurts Finn in the ground—for good.

Finn, Gin’s foster brother, has been a large part of Gin’s life since his father Fletcher rescued her off the streets and raised her alongside Finn. When a long presumed dead relative appears in Asheville like Lazarus arising from the grave and wanting to reconnect with Finn, Gin naturally has some reservations. Everyone is Asheville has a hidden agenda...Gin just has to discover what theirs is before it destroys Finn and everyone around him.

“Hope for the best but always be prepared for the worse.”

[Finn is vulnerable and we love it ...]

Jan 21 2016 10:30am

Looking For Love In All The Right Places: Erotic Romance Best Bets for January 2016

Off The Clock by Roni Loren

In need of some sexy reading material to fill your e reader? I’m here for you. Each month I will bring you an assortment of erotic pleasure reads to tempt your palette and your credit card.

January may be frozen on the outside but the love and laughter these authors are bringing to the table will melt even the coldest of hearts.

Off The Clock by Roni Loren

Marin Rush loves studying sex. Doing it? That’s another story. In the research lab, Marin’s lack of practical knowledge didn’t matter, but now that she’s landed a job at The Grove, a high-end, experimental sex therapy institute, she can’t ignore the fact that the person most in need of sexual healing may be her.

Dr. Donovan West, her new hotshot colleague, couldn’t agree more. Donovan knows that Marin’s clients are going to eat her alive unless she gets some hands-on experience. And if she fails at the job, he can say goodbye to a promotion, so he assigns her a list of R-rated tasks to prepare her for the wild clientele of The Grove’s X-wing.

But some of those tasks are built for two, and when he finds Marin searching for a candidate to help her check off her list, Donovan decides there’s only one man for the job—him. As long as they keep their erotic, off-the-clock activities strictly confidential and without strings, no one will get fired—or worse, get attached…

Roni Loren’s once again showcases her talents in a whimsical blend of blazing heat and outrageous laughter with her newest erotic romance about a sex researcher who needs some help with the more physical aspects of her job. Lucky for her, her new boss is more than willing to take her education in hand and teach all she needs to know. As this couple works their way through an impressive bucket list of dirty fantasies, the lines between work and pleasure begin to blur. Can they stay professional or will their growing need for more force them into the open?

[Love in the right places ...]

Dec 27 2015 11:00am

Top 12 Erotic Romance Novels of 2015 (An Opinionated Opinion)

The List by Anne Calhoun

It’s always hard for me to pick my top reads for the year. It’s like being asked to pick a favorite child. Every book I read has something, be it a character, a trope, or even a small scene, that I form some sort of  connection with. Throughout the year I read a multitude of erotic romances and each month I post a list of erotic recommendations that I feel you all will enjoy. Below are the twelve that I felt are more than worthy of a second, even third look, for 2015.

The List by Anne Calhoun 
Anne Calhoun has a voice that makes me think of rich decadent chocolate. Each of her erotic romances leaves an indelible imprint on your heart but The List goes a step further as she writes of a marriage on the brink of divorce and the extent one will go to for love.

Time Served by Julianna Keyes
A lush erotic second chance romance that shows the complicated volatile emotions between two people whose wants and needs separated them and eventually brings them back together.

Asking For It by Lilah Pace
A dark and edgy erotic romance that reveals forbidden desires for a fragile couple whose past tragedies forces them into an emotional bond neither of them wanted. This the first book in a duology.

[The best spurting scenes, bdsm, and sex of 2015 ...]

Dec 21 2015 3:00pm

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of 2015, Part 2

Radiance by Grace Draven

Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural, if our bloggers declare a tie ’cause they just can’t choose). It doesn’t have to be a new book, as evidenced below; just something that made the month sparkle a bit more.

It's the end of the year now, and so we've asked them for their top three books that made the year in reading so memorable. Without further ado, here's Part 2 (of four parts) of our bloggers best reads of 2015—and don't forget to check out Part 1, and stay tuned for Part 3 and Part 4:

Maggie Boyd:

My number one pick for Best of 2015 is Radiance by Grace Draven. I've re-read this book numerous times since purchasing it and have recommended it to anyone who stands still long enough to listen. It's the story of an arranged marriage between two different species - Brishen Khaskem is a prince of the Kai, a second son whose only marital worth is to secure an allegiance. Ildiko, niece of the Gauri king, is valuable only as a pawn in a strategic marriage. To the Kai, the Gauri look repellent with their round eyes, square teeth and mollusk colored skin. To the Gauri the Kai look like monsters with their razor sharp claws, fang like teeth and eel like coloring. But brave hearts and compassionate souls are the makeup of our hero and heroine and they forge a bond that transcends cultural boundaries and resonates with love.

[More greats reads for the end of the year ...]

Dec 11 2015 10:30am

Stockings Stuffers: Erotic Romance Best Bets for December 2015

Coming Back by Lauren Dane

In need of some sexy reading material to fill your e reader? I’m here for you. Each month I will bring you an assortment of erotic pleasure reads to tempt your palette and your credit card.

December is a time of joy, happiness, renewal, and forgiveness. The couples below will have to search deep within themselves to decide if the love and passion they feel for one another is enough to survive the firestorm their desires will cause.

Coming Back by Lauren Dane

Arriving back in Seattle after five years, Jessilyn Franklin is done pretending she didn't want two men. She's done letting anything stop her from being with Adam and Mick, now back from the war and working at Twisted Steel, a custom hot rod and motorcycle shop. One night changes everything, but their relationship must strengthen to weather the storms they'll face as they make their way back to one another.

Fans of Lauren Dane will devour her latest erotic romance that offers three best friends a second chance at happiness and love. Emotionally turbulent and wickedly sinful, Dane addresses the hardships and joys of a non traditional relationship. Outside influences and familiar faces only adds to the spiciness of the story as our triad finally succumbs to their hearts’ desires once and for all.

[Erotic romance reads as winter nears ...]

Dec 1 2015 5:30pm

First Look: Penelope Douglas’s Misconduct (December 1, 2015)

Misconduct by Penelope Douglas

Penelope Douglas
NAL / December 1, 2015 / $14.00 print, $5.99 digital

Former tennis player Easton Bradbury is trying to be the best teacher she can be, trying to reach her bored students and trying to forget her past. What brought her to this stage in her life isn’t important. She can’t let it be. But now one parent-teacher meeting may be her undoing…

Meeting Tyler Marek for the first time makes it easy for Easton to see why his son is having trouble in school. The man knows how to manage businesses and wealth, not a teenage boy. Or a young teacher, for that matter, though he tries to. And yet…there is something about him that draws Easton in—a hint of vulnerability, a flash of attraction, a spark that might burn.

Wanting him is taboo. Needing him is undeniable. And his long-awaited touch will weaken Easton’s resolve—and reveal what should stay hidden…

Penelope Douglas is well known for her angst filled, melodramatic, and antagonistic driven YA/NA Fall Away series. In her first adult contemporary, she softens the emotional tone of her characters, giving them a more mature attitude on which to base their story. Choosing the ever popular older millionaire alpha and the younger seemingly innocent heroine, she twists this trope, creating two protagonists who are on equal footing in every aspect except age. Douglas lasers her focus on to her characters, using their strengths and weaknesses to help them find their way at their own pace, without resorting to contrived misunderstandings or over reaching conflicts.

[Go places in this adult contemporary romance ...]

Nov 23 2015 12:00pm

You Can’t Hurry Love: Erotic Romance Best Bets for November 2015

With Visions of Red by Trisha Wolfe

In need of some sexy reading material to fill your e-reader? I’m here for you. Each month I will bring you an assortment of erotic pleasure reads to tempt your palette and your credit card.

November is about giving thanks for all you are blessed with in your life and that has never more apparent than in the couple's stories below.

With Visions of Red (Broken Bonds, #1) by Trisha Wolfe

Criminal profiler Sadie Bonds knows blood. Her affair with the

gruesome, dark world of killers began long before she started applying her analytical skills to investigate gory crime scenes. She gets inside the killers’ heads, breaks them down, relates to them on an arcane level. She prefers it this way—because it’s safer to ally herself with the villain than the victim. At least, that’s how she’s coped ever since she was abducted and tortured as a teen.

She will never be a victim again.

Now, she’s honed her skills in order to bring justice to these ritualistic offenders. Working alongside her colleagues, armed with sharp wit and a SIG,Sadie always catches her sadist. Until one ruthless serial killer gets inside Sadie’s head, turning the tables. He knows her secrets. Her obsessions. The darkest, most deviant part of her soul.

When she meets Colton Reed, dangerous stakes are raised as he threatens to unravel her control and reveal her darkest fantasies. The sexy-as-sin bondage rigger at an exclusive BDSM club pushes her boundaries, forcing her to acknowledge that side of herself she fears. Plunged into a realm of torture and suffering, pain and pleasure, Sadie balances on the razor-sharp edge of two intersecting worlds threatening to swallow her.

This noir romance suspense takes readers deep into the abyss as a former kidnap victim turned behavioral analyst works to find a sadistic serial killer before he strikes again while struggling to justify her own dark erotic pleasures. This is a series so each one ends on a mild cliffhanger.

[Oh! that's just the beginning, but love is always an option ...]

Oct 20 2015 4:30pm

Truly, Madly, Deeply: Erotic Romance Best Bets for October 2015

Everything I Left Unsaid by M. O’Keefe

In need of some sexy reading material to fill your e reader? I’m here for you. Each month I will bring you an assortment of erotic pleasure reads to tempt your palette and your credit card.

The month of October offers not only a major change in seasons but also the possibility of new beginnings if our couples below have the courage to seize what is being offered.

Everything I Left Unsaid by M. O’Keefe

I didn’t think answering someone else’s cellphone would change my life. But the stranger with the low, deep voice on the other end of the line tempted me, awakened my body, set me on fire. He was looking for someone else. Instead he found me.

And I found a hot, secret world where I felt alive for the first time.

His name was Dylan, and, strangely, he made me feel safe. Desired. Compelled. Every dark thing he asked me to do, I did. Without question. I longed to meet him, but we were both keeping secrets. And mine were dangerous. If I took the first step, if I got closer to Dylan—emotionally, physically—then I wouldn’t be hiding anymore. I would be exposed, with nothing left to surrender but the truth. And my truth could hurt us both.

A single phone call opens up the door to an intimate and intensely erotic journey of pleasure and discovery when a young woman finds a cell phone and answers it.  Beautifully written, this richly detailed storyline, coupled with beguiling and complex characters, takes us on an emotionally charged journey filled with lust, betrayal, and secrets. Captivating secondary characters only adds fuel to the fire as O’Keefe sets the stage for two people whose chance meeting opens the doorway to what could be their salvation or personal hell. An incredulous cliffhanger only charges your appetite for the sequel.

[We'll sit on our grabby hands until then...]

Oct 14 2015 10:15am

An Erotic Education: 15 Must-Read Erotic Romance Novels for All Readers

Cowgirls Don't Cry by Lorelei James

Editor's Note: This post is a little NSFW, but super fun! It will give you an erotic education...literally! We'll be discussing erotic romance and offering some recommendations for the Novice, Moderate, and Hardcore Reader. Proceed with caution and be aware that this post deals with sensitive topics including, but not limited to, Rape Fantasy and Sex Trafficking.

Recently, I read an article on Ever After Romance entitled “Has Erotica Become the Beige Granny Panties of Romance?” It caught my attention because the author discusses erotic romance but identifies it as erotica. In my readings and talks with authors, I have gradually come to realize that erotica is not the same as erotic romance. Erotica is sexually explicit and written for the sheer purpose of sexual arousal. There is generally no romance presented because that is not its goal. Erotic romance, on the other hand, is a romance with eroticia added to it. If you take away the erotica, you will still have a viable romance. Can they be interchangable? Yes, I believe they can. I have read some erotic romances that could sit comfortably on either self.

[What's you type of erotic romance reader are you? ...]

Sep 18 2015 11:00am

Justify My Love: Erotic Romance Best Bets for September 2015

In need of some sexy reading material to fill your e-reader? I’m here for you. Each month I will bring you an assortment of erotic pleasure reads to tempt your palette and your credit card.

September may bring us cooler weather but the heat levels are topping the charts at record levels as the couples below find out that love can come from the most unexpected of sources.

Crosstown Crush by Cara McKenna

The first in a new series from the “wicked-hot”* author of Hard Time and Give It All explores the fantasies of a daring married couple—and those of a stranger invited to play along in their scandalous little games… When he’s working, Mike Heyer is all business—every inch the alpha male, with the hard, capable body to back up his persona. But at home he can be a different man entirely, harboring appetites only his wife gets to glimpse…

When Samira first learned of her husband’s fantasies, she was reluctant, even alarmed. But after witnessing the way they set him on fire, she yielded, and happily indulged. As their games have intensified, so has the rush. And now so has the risk—they’re poised to take Mike’s indecent desires to the next level, by opening their bed to a sexy, brazen stranger. A man seeming custom-made to grant every last one of Mike and Samira’s sinful wishes.

Welcoming someone new into their lives was always a dangerous proposition, but the couple imagined if anything was at stake, it was their privacy…not their hearts.

McKenna offers an erotically charged tour through a seemingly solid marriage where both parties are looking to explore in depth their kinks and secret desires. McKenna examines the fragility and complexity of human nature and gives us a first hand look at the highs and lows of adding a third party to the mix.

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Aug 27 2015 9:30am

First look: Nalini Singh’s Archangel’s Enigma (September 1, 2015)

Archangel's Enigma by Nalini Singh

Nalini Singh
Archangel's Enigma (Guild Hunters #8)
Jove / September 1, 2015 / $7.99 print & digital

Naasir is the most feral of the powerful group of vampires and angels known as the Seven, his loyalty pledged to the Archangel Raphael. When rumors surface of a plot to murder the former Archangel of Persia, now lost in the Sleep of the Ancients, Naasir is dispatched to find him. For only he possesses the tracking skills required—those more common to predatory animals than to man.

Enlisted to accompany Naasir, Andromeda, a young angelic scholar with dangerous secrets, is fascinated by his nature—at once playful and brilliant, sensual and brutal. As they race to find the Sleeping archangel before it’s too late, Naasir will force her to question all she knows...and tempt her to walk into the magnificent, feral darkness of his world. But first they must survive an enemy vicious enough to shatter the greatest taboo of the angelic race and plunge the world into a screaming nightmare…  

The Cascade has started and no one is safe from it’s effects as it begins to change the world and it’s inhabitants in ways never seen before. Archangel Zhou Lijuan is now more determined than ever to rule the Cadre of Ten and the world, stooping to unimaginable depths of depravity in order to secure what she feels is hers by right. In order to thwart her, Raphael sends his more trusted and capable tracker, Nassir, to find the sleeping place of the Archangel of Persia and wake him before Lijuin finds him first and makes his resting place his grave. Helping Nassir is a quiet angel whose scholarly nature belays the fire that flames within her.

[The hunt is on...]