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May 22 2014 2:45pm

If I May, Sir: Erotic Recommendations for May 2014

Bang by E.K. BlairIn 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 palate—and your credit card....

May is a month-long kinky exploration of our darker sides as betrayal, deception, pain, and pleasure only serve to sharpen the bite of the erotic games our lovers play.

Bang (Black Lotus, #1) by E.K. Blair

They say when you take revenge against another you lose a part of your innocence.

But I’m not innocent.

I haven’t been for a very long time.

My innocence was stolen from me. Taken was the life I was supposed to have. The soul I was born with. The ruby heart embedded in a life full of hopes and dreams.

Gone.

Vanished.

I never even had a choice.

I mourn that life. Mourn the what-ifs.

Until now.

I’m ready to take back what was always meant to be mine.

But every plan has a fatal flaw. Sometimes it’s the heart.

Bang starts out with a bang (!), and never lets up. Don’t mistake this book for an erotic love story, though, because that is too simple a term for the wide range of emotions involved here. One woman’s need for revenge is littered with lies, sex, and violence. Unbearable pain guides our heroine as she maneuvers the minefield that is her life. Warning!!! This ends on a cliffhanger.

The Fallen by Keri LakeThe Fallen (Sons of Wrath, #0.5) by Keri Lake

To catch the Fallen, you have to become the very evil you were bred to slay.

Show loyalty. Be willing to go deep into the gritty underbelly of the world, where the vilest acts of human carnage thrive and seep into your mind like a black poison, consuming every part of you that was once good. Ignore your dark cravings and keep to the most important rule of all: never save the mortals.

This is the life of a Sentinel.

Some call us the toughest angels in the heavens. Unbreakable. But even the strong can break in the face of temptation.  Human females have always been the forbidden fruit for our kind—an enticement I’ve resisted for centuries, until she came along.

Karinna lusts for vengeance.

She wants inside the darkness, where the Fallen own the corrupted streets of Detroit—the perfect bait to take down the biggest crime ring the city has ever known.

I want her. To have her, though, I’ll have to break the rules. For one taste of the forbidden, I’ll have to commit the most heinous sin of all …

There is nothing is angelic about the angels that Lake writes about this in this prequel to her Sons Of Wrath series. Dark, beautiful, and cruel, these heavenly warriors use any and all means to achieve their goals. Dark and sexually explicit sadist scenes and violence intertwines with a paranormal romance that crosses all the lines until only your soul is left for judgement.

Indecent Exposure by Jane O'ReillyIndecent...Exposure (Indecent, #1) by Jane O’Reilly

Quiet, sensible Ellie Smithson is a highly respectable photographer by day – but there are only so many wedding photo-shoots you can take without your mind wandering to what happens when the blissfully happy bride is swept off her feet and straight to the honeymoon suite’s sumptuous four-poster bed…

So after dark, Ellie takes pictures of a more…intimate nature – a dirty little secret she’s kept from her accountant Tom. Until now. It seems Tom is the subject of her next racy shoot!

It isn’t just the blurring of work and personal boundaries that’s the problem; secretly Ellie has always had fantasies of a most unprofessional nature about the almost illegally gorgeous Tom. With such temptation on display, how will she ever stay behind the camera?!

O’Reilly writes a very hot and dirty sexually playful romp that will hit all your hot spots. Opposite attraction is one of the best tropes. and combined with a fetish for voyeurism/exhibition, you won’t want this story to end.

Veiled Innocence by Ella FrankVeiled Innocence by Ella Frank

Tick, tick, tock.

Time.

That’s all I have now.

A small room, a photograph, and time.

They want me to trust them and confess my sins.

They told me they wouldn't judge me—they lied.

I thought we could convince the world that this wasn't a crime.

We were wrong.

Time doesn't stand still.

The clock keeps ticking, the world is unconvinced, and now…

Now he is gone.

Ella Frank is a talented writer who writes a seductive and taboo love story revolving around a student and her teacher. Frank takes a unique approach to this already forbidden trope in having the student be the one who is obsessed in this affair. I do want to reassure readers that the student in question is 18 and consenting.  

Edge of the Enforcer by Cherise SinclairEdge of the Enforcer (Mountain Masters and Dark Haven, #4) Cherise Sinclair

One sadist. One submissive. One extraordinary love.

WELCOME TO DARK HAVEN and may all your darkest wishes come true

Fleeing false murder charges, Lindsey lands in San Francisco. There she builds a satisfying life until, in the notorious Dark Haven BDSM club, she encounters deVries. Moth, meet flame.

A security specialist and occasional mercenary, deVries needs an adorable submissive like a knife to the gut. Hell, she’s not even a masochist. But here she is, all big brown eyes and sweet body and sassy mouth. Loyal. Tough-minded. Honest.

Or maybe not, considering her ID is forged. If she thinks to lie to him, she’ll learn better. He’s the Enforcer of Dark Haven—his discipline is absolute, his punishments harsh, and his heart untouched…until now.

While I am not a huge fan of Sinclair’s Dark Haven series (it pushes too many of my personal buttons), I have to say that her latest installment, while uncomfortable at times, is a deliciously dark and fantasy invoking a multi-faceted romance that pits a sweet submissive against a hardened sadist. Compromise seems to be the key as our lovers work their way from play to possession with each more intense scene. Sinclair does a fabulous job of not forcing the couple into action, but rather allowing them to lead us in a natural way.

What erotics are you reading this month?

 

 


Tori Benson can be found at Smexybooks and at Twitter.

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3 comments
Marie Sullivan
1. minime2
I read Edge of the Enforcer and thought it was the best of the Dark Haven series. I totally agree with you that the Dark Haven series is not as good as the Shadowlands series and the Mountain Masters books. I loved the book once we got to the lodge and got to see Jake, Kallie. Logan and Becca. The Darken Haven charachers are mostly forgettable as are the stories from those series.

I enjoyed Cara Bristol's 2nd Breeder's Series book it was hot and I love the world building, it's so good that if she left out the hot stuff and stuck to the rest it would still be a good book.

Bang sounds good and I'll give it a read on the beach this weekend and I am starting the Black Dagger Series also.
Torifl
2. Torifl
minime2-I love Cara Bristol's Breed series. I have the second one but haven't read yet.

Oh, you will have so much fun with the BDB series.
Alexandra W
3. parasolprotectorate
Tiffany Reisz's The Saint. It's book 5 of her Original Sinners series but the first prequel book. I've fallen in love with her writing and characters all over again.
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