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Wed
May 31 2017 2:30pm

The 5 Erotic Romance Best Bets for May 2017!

What are the best erotic romances of May? 

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 palate and your credit card.

Please note that not every story I recommend is the current month’s releases. Some are from previous months while others will release soon.

May blossoms with the unpredictable as opposites attract, new friends are made, and some are left behind when the couples below discover that the key to happiness lies within themselves if they have the courage to look for it. 

The Demon Prince by Ann Aguirre

The Demon Prince by Ann Aguirre

(Amazon | B&N | Kobo)

Charming. Irreverent. Haunted.

Alastor Vega is the sole challenger in a brutal battle for succession. Against all odds, he must stop his power-mad brother, Tycho, before he destroys the Numina. Though he never wanted to rule, he must claim the throne and liberate his people, or the consequences will be calamitous. Yet only the surprising support of a beautiful Animari doctor gives him the fortitude to fight.

Focused. Analytical. Solitary.

Dr. Sheyla Halek has always been more interested in research than personal contact, but family ties—and the needs of her pride—keep her in Ash Valley, deferring her dreams. Brusque and abrasive at the best of times, she never expected to bond with anyone, let alone Golgoth royalty. Strangely, Alastor seems to need her as no one has before, and not only for her medical skills.

Their attraction is forbidden, likely doomed beyond the wildness of wartime, but these fires burn too hot and sweet to be contained…

The 2nd installment in Aguirre’s dark and gritty PNR series-Ars Numina- takes a surprisingly erotic turn when the King of Demons falls for a leopard shifter who not only supports his kinky nature but is more than willing to actively participate in it. Aguirre does a wonderful job of blending the slow burning erotically tinged romance with the main conflict; adding more characterization, action and intrigue while and divulging deeper into this convoluted world.

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Mon
May 22 2017 3:00pm

The “Why” Behind the Current Daddy Kink Trend in Romance

Hold Me Down by Sara Taylor Woods

Today we're thrilled to welcome Sara Taylor Woods (Hold Me Down) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Erotic romance is known for pushing boundaries, but behind every taboo concept there's a reason why people are drawn to it. Today, Sara is here to discuss the why behind one particular kink—and a trend we've seen a lot on the best seller list: The Daddy Kink. Thanks, Sara.

A decade has passed since the housing bubble burst. A decade since we sank into the worst recession the world has seen in many years—a recession we’re still trying to claw our way out of.

Stay with me. I’m here to talk about romance, I promise.

For most of us, the last decade has been economically trying, at best. In the last ten years, those of us who emerged, blinking and wet-eared, into Adulthood have seen the flaws in the promises we were made as children: a college degree means a good job; a good job means buying property and living without credit card debt. When these promises aren’t fulfilled—our degrees got us those two jobs we need to pay our rent, when we have to pick which bill has to go on the credit card, when we realize we won’t pay off our student debt until our kids are in college (if ever)—we assume it’s our fault. Somewhere we failed. We’ve made bad decisions. We’re irresponsible, ill-equipped, for adulthood.

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Fri
Apr 28 2017 12:00pm

9 Romances H&H Reviewers Loved in April 2017

Our reviewers give us the scoop every day on the books they're loving and share their opinions here on Heroes and Heartbreakers. However, each month, we ask them to make a tough decision and recommend the best thing they've read over the last month! It doesn’t have to be a new book, as evidenced below; just something that made the month sparkle a bit more.

Without further ado, here’s the installment for April 2017 (and if you’ve missed any, be sure to check out past recs via the Related Posts section at the bottom of the post):

Rachel Kramer Bussel:

Hold Me Down by Sara Taylor Woods

I was absolutely blown away by erotic romance novel Hold Me Down by Sara Taylor Woods. It's a kinky Jewish feminist love story, featuring a heroine, college student Talia, who has known she's submissive for pretty much as long as she can remember, but has been burned by expressing her interest in the past. A boyfriend broke up with her when she asked about trying BDSM and she's been made to feel that there's something inherently wrong with even thinking the things she does, but that doesn't stop her from fantasizing. Her fantasies start to become reality when she meets Sean, a grad student who's as dominant as she is submissive. The sex scenes are sizzling hot but also grapple with Talia's very common concerns, such as can she be a feminist and want to be of service to a man and follow orders? Is what she's doing mentally and physically safe? How much can and should she trust Sean? The drama unfolds as she gets to know herself better, but finds opposition to the kinky nature of their relationship from friends and family. I loved the practical elements Woods wove in between the erotic, and how they played off each other perfectly. (Amazon | Barnes & Noble)

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Thu
Apr 20 2017 9:30am

The Real Life of a Dominatrix in Jenny Nordbak’s The Scarlett Letters

The Scarlet Letters by Jenny Nordbak

Editor's Note: This book is a non-fiction memoir of a real-life dominatrix, and not a fictional romance novel. 

Jenny Nordbak’s debut erotic memoir is touching, funny, and fascinating. This book is heavy on graphic descriptions of life as a dominatrix in an L.A. dungeon, so beware! The kinksters and perverts among us will love the details used to describe Nordbak’s clients and their various fetishes while the author embarks on a personal journey to understand and explore her sexuality.

In the vein of 2005’s Belle de Jour: Diary of an Unlikely Call Girl, Nordbak was an “ordinary girl” until she entered the world of sex work. Although she lives an alternative lifestyle and occasionally engages in what some readers may see as self-destructive behavior (minor spoiler alert: there is recreational drug use in this book), our heroine’s adventures aren’t mere titillation. Instead, they serve the greater goal of displaying the ways in which Nordbak learns about power, compassion, and even love through her time as a dominatrix.

One thing I particularly enjoyed about this book is that it describes the author’s journey into the world of kink from the beginning. We aren’t simply plopped down in the middle with no idea how she got to the dungeon in the first place. (Maybe she got lost on the way to the grocery store?). After all, who among us hasn’t wondered how to go about becoming a professional mistress?

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Fri
Mar 31 2017 2:00pm

First Look: Tara Sue Me’s Master Professor (April 4, 2017)

Master Professor by Tara Sue Me

Tara Sue Me
Master Professor (Lessons from the Rack #1)
Berkley / April 4, 2017 / $16.00 print, $7.99 digital 

Andie is beyond thrilled when her life-long friend (and Hollywood heartthrob) Terrence finally wants to take things a step further. He tells her he’s a Dominant and explains what this would mean, because he knows she is not only a virgin, but also knows nothing of his world. Terrence is happy to find that Andie is cautiously curious. She says she will do whatever it takes to be person he wants in his bed.

Terrence has to go away on a shoot, but he also wants Andie trained as a submissive as soon as possible. So, with little time, he suggests she be enrolled in BDSM’s most coveted school, The RACK Academy. The only stipulation of this idea being that she remains (technically) a virgin.           

Terrence said he knew that in order for the training to work, she couldn’t feel inhibited or guilty about what she would be doing. She appreciated the freedom, but it made her feel a bit apprehensive as well.

Fulton is in charge of incoming students to RACK. When hearing Andie’s file, a series of red flags jump to mind and he feels that she isn’t suited for training at all.

“You think you’re a submissive? You guess you want to find out for sure?” He mocked her with her own words.

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Thu
Mar 30 2017 2:00pm

Cover Thursday: Exclusive Cover Reveals from authors Rebekah Weatherspoon, J.T. Hall, Eli Lang, and Laurie Loft

Team H&H has four great covers for you today from authors Rebekah Weatherspoon, J.T. Hall, Eli Lang, and Laurie Loft. The first in her new Beards and Bondage series, Weatherspoon's Haven matches carefree city girl Claudia, with a gruff, bearded nature photographers Shepard. Can they find solace and haven in one another as they both recover from personal tragedies? In Hall's Fraud Twice Felt, bounty hunter Derwin is ready to embrace his new life with Elliot, however a plan is in place that puts both of their lives in danger. In Lang's Escaping Indigo, Micah takes a gig as a roadie for a band he's always admired, and falls hard and fast for lead singer Bellamy. Will their story end up perfectly in tune? And in Loft's Love and Other Hot Beverages, Todd's nursing a broken heart, so he doesn't expect to fall for Sebastián, and neither of them expect the fight that's in store for them to get the HEA they deserve. 

Haven by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Haven by Rebekah Weatherspoon

A week-long getaway…

City girl Claudia Cade's carefree life is plunged into chaos when a camping trip with her brother in the national forests of Northern California turns into a deadly dash for her survival.

A solitary world turned upside down…

Nature photographer Shepard Olsen has resigned himself to a quiet existence, with only his dog by his side, until a woman in need of his protection shows up on his doorstep and throws his universe into disarray.

Two lives linked by tragedy…

Claudia is desperate to heal from her traumatic loss, but can’t stop thinking about her run-in with evil….or the grizzled mountain man whose quick thinking and good aim saved her life. When she shows up on Shep's doorstep again, she finds she isn't the only one who can't move on.

…saved by bliss.

The two begin an intense, passionate relationship of Dominance and submission, pleasure and pain, but with dark memories haunting them and decisions about the future rapidly approaching, Claudia can’t help but wonder...how long can they be each other's haven?

*** WARNING: This book contains a sexual relationship between a fashionista and a cranky mountain man who are dealing with physical and emotional trauma. And a very big, cuddly dog.***

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of Haven by Rebekah Weatherspoon, available April 25, 2017:

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Tue
Mar 21 2017 2:00pm

First Look: Tamsen Parker’s His Custody (March 21, 2017)

His Custody by Tamsen Parker

Tamsen Parker
His Custody
InterMix / March 21, 2017 / $2.99 digital

His Custody, the latest romance by Tamsen Parker (School Ties, Due South, Craving Flight) is almost like two books in one—and that’s not because the point of view alternates from businessman Jasper Andersson to Tallulah “Keyne” O’Connell, who is the high school student he’s known since birth who comes under his care after both their families—including Gavin, Keyne’s longtime boyfriend and Jasper’s younger brother—die in a boating accident. In the first half of the book, both Jasper and Keyne are adjusting to this new, lonelier life; he has to battle her cousins for custody, and fight off his attraction to her when it starts to overpower his protectiveness. For her part, Keyne has to combat missing Gavin, who did everything with her, survivor’s guilt, and simply face each new day and believe there’s a reason to keep on going.

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Mon
Mar 6 2017 2:00pm

First Look: Kristen Ashley’s The Deep End (March 7, 2017)

The Deep End by Kristen Ashley

Kristen Ashley
The Deep End (Honey Series #1)
St. Martin's Griffin / March 7, 2017 / $15.99 print, $3.99 digital

If you never have read a Kristen Ashley book, this quick note is for you about her books—otherwise, you can skip to the review.  She is the queen of writing the strongest, most powerful, and HOTTEST Alpha males.  Her style of writing is direct and straight to the point.

With that said, when I heard that this author was releasing an erotic book about a hero that is an alpha sub, I got concerned because I had never heard of an alpha being a submissive. It just doesn’t even sound right—like it’s an oxymoronic statement.  Let me be real; I haven’t read a book I didn’t like that she wrote, and I enjoy her alpha male hero in her books and the story she spins around them, but I have to say I was very skeptical on how she was going to make this work.  I’m used to powering my way through her books because of a funny scene or a one line statement from the hero that makes your heart squeeze.  Her her alpha males' one-liners are legendary, which drove me to really want to find out the direction of a story. I dove in praying that this story would be believable and have the same effect on me that her other books do. 

When I first started reading the book, I got a firm layout of where I was and what was going on in The Honey club (BDSM), who the characters were, their personality traits and why they were there.  So far, the first three chapters just covered the bases of this world but not the real story to come.  So, I powered through and hoped that she could convince me how this Alpha/Sub thing was going to work. 

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Tue
Jan 17 2017 1:00pm

Smut Peddler: Naughty Comics by Women, For Women

Smut Peddler Graphic Novel

Last time I wrote about comics, I gave them a rating based upon the subjective criteria “can you read this on the train” and “how explicit is this.” This time, I’m just going to tell you: do not read this on the train unless you want some awkward pants feelings with sweaty strangers giving you creepy looks. I also suggest reading this book when not in the presence of children, your parents, etc. I DO suggest reading it with your significant other (battery-operated or human).  

Smut Peddler, aka The Best Name Ever, is an anthology of dirty comics written by an all-star team of writers and illustrators in the indie comics world. I was brought to the volume by my love for one of the contributors, Jess Fink. Her comic, Chester 5000 XYZ is AMAZING.  (It’s a steampunk sexy romance with a robot and you can read it for free here.) Chester was my first erotic comic and I haven’t talked about it much because it felt like talking about porn, which isn’t something we do in “polite company.” Erotic comics have always felt more accessible to me though because they aren’t real people, which removes the icky ethical issues that have always stopped me from enjoying porn. (This isn’t a judgment of anyone who does watch porn, as I know it’s a healthy part of many people’s sexual experiences.) ANYWAY, I’m going to tell you about Smut Peddler and if you like what I have to say, please buy the comic and support a fantastic group of female artists.

This review is based on the 2014 Edition, a thick volume in black and white that showed up on my doorstep in a completely innocuous media mail envelope. Little did my mail carrier know, subversive comics lay within! The subheading on this book is “A Superior Pornucopia for Classy Dames (and the Forward-Thinking Gentleman).” With that in mind, here we go!

[Dig in...]

Sun
Jan 8 2017 12:00pm

Why Good Behavior is Great Dark Romance

Good Behavior on TNT

Skye Warren, Annika Martin, Molly O’Keefe...TNT?! It sounds strange to put a cable network on a list of effective, engaging, go-to dark romance authors, but here you have it—because TNT’s Good Behavior, based on novellas by Blake Crouch, absolutely fits the bill! Letty Raines (Michelle Dockery) is a con artist, meth addict and alcoholic who lost custody of her son. Javier (Juan Diego Botto) is a controlling, meticulous hit man with a face like an angel. And they can’t live without each other. From the less-than-rosy protagonists to the shades of dominance and submission, Good Behavior is a good bet for anyone who likes hard-luck plots and hotter-than-hot pairings.    

In the first episode alone, it’s clear that wild-child Letty needs rules—that she is completely incapable of impulse control. She can’t hold down a steady job, she’s an expert at the five-finger discount...and she winds up hearing a contract killer, Javier, setting up a hit and can’t resist getting involved. Long story short, Letty’s good intentions don’t quite translate into sensible actions—and that’s something that carries through the series and cements why Javier becomes such an important figure in her life and her heart. Because he cannot, and will not, let her spiral out. There’s a gut-wrenching moment at the end of the pilot when Javier discovers Letty at rock bottom—stoned out of her mind and ready to die—and he basically takes ownership of her. As an angry hit man whose job got botched because of her, he could easily kill her and walk away. He can’t. Kudos to Juan Diego Botto, who imbues the scenes with equal parts disgust and admiration. “You do not get off that easy,” Javier says to Letty. “You work for me now.” He effectively tells her she’s his...and we know he’s just as much hers.

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Sun
Dec 11 2016 11:00am

First Look: Tamsen Parker’s Due South (December 12, 2016)

Due South by Tamsen Parker

Tamsen Parker
Due South (Compass Series #5)
Tamsen Parker / December 12, 2016 / $13.99 print, $3.99 digital

Lucy Miller and Chanoch Evans have worked together for years but have done nothing more than pass each other in the hall, murmuring the occasional sorry and excuse me. Lucy, a transplant from a small ultra-religious town, came to California seeking fame and fortune behind the camera. When that didn’t pan out, she took a secretarial job and slowly worked her way from coffee maker to the boss’s right-handwoman.

Chanoch Evans, whom everyone refers to as just Evans because they can’t pronounce his name correctly, works for the same company and has always had a bit of a crush on Lucy but his innate shyness has him keeping his feelings well under wraps. He doesn’t feel he has anything to offer her at this time in his life, especially since his time and paycheck goes towards helping his family.

When a once in a lifetime chance appears...will Lucy and Evans be brave and seize the moment? Or will they let their fear overrule their desire?

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Wed
Dec 7 2016 2:17pm

“Take ’Em Off”: Christian and Ana Get Hotter in the New Fifty Shades Darker Trailer

An extended trailer for Fifty Shades Darker is here and it's hotter than the first! In an attempt to win Anastasia back, Christian is pulling out all the stops, and we get more of  a glimpse of all the drama that's to come. 

Former paramours, a visit from Christian's mother, and Ana's boss all culminate in a heart-racing, nail-biting ride. Can't wait to see what's in store of these two.

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Tue
Dec 6 2016 9:28am

Has BDSM Romance Been Safe Worded Out of the Genre?

Geoffrey Rush as the Marquis de Sade in Quills

The Marquis de Sade was a polarizing figure in the BDSM world long before Christian Grey was, and December marks the 202nd anniversary of his death. BDSM and erotic romance has certainly had its day, but many think erotic romance is on its way out. Every few years, each subgenre has been told it's “dead”—paranormal, historical... and now erotic. However, BDSM romance as we know it today is the relative new kid on the block. Do you think it's time to safe word out of erotic romance? If not erotic romance altogether, will something spring up in BDSM's place to intrigue those same readers?

Tell me your theories down in the comments!

 

Hat tip to Megan Frampton

Wed
Nov 23 2016 10:30am

Don’t Stop Believin’...Erotic Romance Best Bets for November 2016

What are November's best erotic romances?

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 literary palate and your credit card.

Love is a fickle emotion. Sometimes we hold on to it tight and sometimes we let it go in fear. But when it’s meant to be, nothing can stand in its way.

NOTE: Not every story I recommend are the current month’s releases. Some are from previous months.

Bonds of Trust by Lynda Aicher

Bonds of Trust by Lynda Aicher

(Amazon | B&N )

“It's now or never.”

Cali Reynolds knows in her bones she's a submissive. And now that she's free from her passionless marriage, she's going to explore each and every fantasy she's ever had at The Den, the most exclusive sex club in town.

Jake McCallister knows what he wants and won't accept anything less from a partner. But when a beautiful divorcée shows up at his club looking for fulfillment after years of denial, he's intrigued—and takes it upon himself to initiate her into the pleasures she's been missing.

As their play intensifies, so does their bond. Now Jake doesn't want anyone but Cali, but is he ready to officially claim her? And will she submit to being his forever?

**This is a reissue of a previous full-length novel**

Wicked Play by Lynda Aicher is an emotional full bodied story filled with twitchy sexual tension and erotically charged scenes. This is a 10 part serial that revolves around the club and various couples. Aicher builds a strong foundation for Aicher’s first  couple’s sexual journey as she brings together a woman who's looking to rediscover herself after ending a sexually dead marriage and a man whose inability to commit to anything speaks of dark issues in his past. The chemistry is outstanding and the eventual romance a foregone conclusion as the emotions that Aicher draws forth from both protagonists are intense and prophetic. Introductions to some interesting secondary characters and the BDSM club this world is built upon only adds to the sense of adventure.

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Thu
Nov 17 2016 2:00pm

Three Words for Nikki Sloane’s Three Simple Rules

Three Simple Rules by Nikki Sloane

I. Loved. It.

Sometimes you just need a really good romp. Rolling in the hay, rollicking good fun. We may need it now more than ever. A few months ago, I picked up Nikki Sloane’s Three Simple Rules. It had something I loved (boss/assistant romance) and something I wasn't too sure about (escorts), however the promise of boss/colleague sexy times was too much to resist. And I'm so glad I didn't!

So what's to love?

If you love office romances...

Oh my god. The entire book you know the premise: Good girl is desperate for money. Good girl signs up to be an escort for one night at an exclusive BDSM-type club called The Blindfold Club. Good girl gets some very good and hot sexy times with a very attractive john, only to have her blindfold whipped off and duh, duh, DUH... it's her boss. Yeah, as the reader you know it's coming, but I still found myself gasping in that moment when Evelyn and Logan make that first contact. It made the rest of the read addictive. The tension between these two at the office and away is off. the. charts. They have their ups and downs and it just makes the pay off... and their unconventional “meet-cute”... all the sweeter. 

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Thu
Nov 17 2016 10:30am

First Look: Meredith Wild’s Over the Edge (November 22, 2016)

Over the Edge by Meredith Wild

Meredith Wild
Over the Edge (Bridge Series #3)
Waterhouse Press / November 22, 2016 / $15.99 print, $7.99 digita
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I’m always a sucker for a good ménage story and Over the Edge by Meredith Wild delivers in spades. Not only does the attraction sizzle, the complications ring true of embracing a polyamorous relationship in a society that still covets monogamy. Olivia, Will, and Ian didn’t enter into their understanding with the intent of having a poly-loving committed relationship. Rather, the opposite is true. Olivia is supposed to be a temporary itch to be scratched. But love doesn’t always make sense, nor does it listen to our intentions.

Olivia Bridge is learning to hold her own, without the parachute of her entitled childhood. Her brothers have managed to make it solo without their parents’ money, but for Olivia, cutting the cord has been a bit harder. Working with her brother, she has creative say over their new fitness building. However, she butts heads with their financial backer, Will Donovan. Will is cocky, arrogant, dominating, and wants Olivia in his bed. And Will usually gets what he wants.

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Wed
Nov 16 2016 10:30am

First Look: Cara McKenna’s Brutal Game (November 22, 2016)

Brutal Game by Cara McKenna

Cara McKenna
Brutal Game (Flynn and Laurel #2)
Cara McKenna / November 22, 2016 / $2.99 digital

The long-awaited sequel to Cara McKenna’s Willing Victim has arrived and fans will delight in the range and depth McKenna uses to explore a relationship that started on a whim and built itself emotionally and physically among the tangled veins of a dark and gritty sexual fantasy. Honesty and trust have been the mainstays of this unconventional relationship, evident in book one where Flynn consistently tells Lauren that she holds all the power in their scenes and that she must tell him what she wants and how she feels for them to continue enjoying their times together. Willing Victim ended with Flynn and Laurel agreeing to see each other exclusively.

Cara McKenna is an auto buy for me. I adore her strong, no-nonsense writing and blue collar protagonists. Her romances are unique, smart, and rooted in a sense of realism so intense that the reader often finds themselves slightly uncomfortable when McKenna choices to address issues that often plague our own lives. She doesn’t grant us absolution, escapism, or promises of a happily ever after.

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Tue
Nov 1 2016 2:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Elizabeth Michels, Heather Van Fleet, Ainsley Booth, Sadie Haller, Scarlett Cole, and Addison Fox!

Spare Heirs, a former Marine, a detective, a mountie, and a ballerina grace the fantastic covers Team H&H has today from authors Elizabeth Michels, Heather Van Fleet, Ainsley Booth & Sadie Haller, Scarlett Cole, and Addison Fox! First up, in the next installment of Elizabeth Michels Spare Heirs series, The Wicked Heir, love and danger go hand in hand as Fallon St. James and Lady Isabelle circle around one another in the most scintillating way. In Heather Van Fleet's The Right Kind of Reckless, Max vows to protect Lia, and soon, irritation and annoyance give way to unwavering attraction. Ainsley Booth & Sadie Heller's Full Mountie lets us know that three doesn't need to be a crowd. Scarlett Cole's Jordan Reclaimed has a bad boy rocker and a classical ballerina who have to learn to battle their demons to find the HEA they deserve. And in Addison Fox's Just Once, a fake relationship starts to heat up between Daphne and Landon, only to have real life come crashing down around them. 

The Wicked Heir by Elizabeth Michels

The Wicked Heir by Elizabeth Michels

When Lady Isabelle Fairlyn’s true love is betrothed to her twin sister, she is heartbroken, but she vows to use the season to find a replacement. He must be a talented dancer, have blonde hair and a keen fashion sense. How hard could it be to find a perfect match?

Fallon St. James is not a perfect match. What’s more, as head of the secret Spare Heirs Society, he must stick to the shadows. Isabelle’s friendship pulls him into the light, and when she is approached by the one man who could destroy Fallon, he must decide whether to let her know she’s dancing with danger…or let his secrets leave her in ruin.

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of The Wicked Heir by Elizabeth Michels, available July 1, 2017:

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Sat
Oct 22 2016 11:00am

Screaming for More: Erotic Romance Best Bets for October 2016

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 palate and your credit card.

NOTE: Not every story I recommend in these posts are always the current month’s releases. Some are from previous months and some are soon to release.

October brings readers a rich harvest of erotic delights when the strong must submit in order to fully experience the passion and desires that await them.

Savage Mafia Prince by Annika Martin

Savage Mafia Prince by Annika Martin

Where is Kiro?

He’s the lost Dragusha brother, heir to a vast mafia empire—brilliant, violent, and utterly savage…and he’s been missing for years.

Ann

I'm supposed to be doing simple undercover research at the Fancher Institute for the Mentally Ill & Dangerous, but I can’t keep my mind off Patient 34. He’s startlingly young and gorgeous, but it’s not just that. He’s strapped way too tightly to that bed. And there’s no name or criminal history on his chart. What are these people hiding? My reporter’s instincts are screaming.

Here's the other thing: the staffers here believe he’s so sedated that there’s not a thought in his head, but I catch him watching me when nobody’s looking. Our connection sizzles when I enter the room. When our eyes meet, I know he understands me in a way nobody else ever has.

I’m supposed to follow my editor’s orders—I have secrets, too—but everything about Patient 34 is suspicious. How can I not investigate?

The third and final installment in Annika Martin’s dark mafia romance finally gives the answers fans have been waiting for. This erotic romance suspense will keep readers on their toes when a man’s alpha tendencies roar to the forefront when confronted with his mate. A family continuously searches for a long lost relative while an unknown man suffers in an institute for the criminally insane. His only hope is a young woman who has her own reasons for being there. Though she helps to free him from his physical restraints, he will use whatever it takes to keep her tied to him forever.

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Fri
Sep 30 2016 9:30am

First Look: J. Kenner’s Sweetest Taboo (October 4, 2016)

Sweetest Taboo by J.Kenner

J. Kenner
Sweetest Taboo (SIN #3)
Bantam / October 4, 2016 / $16.00 print, $9.99 digital

Ack, squee, ack! Sweetest Taboo wraps up the S.I.N. trilogy by the fabulous J. Kenner. The intensity pulses, the sex sizzles, and the finale is well worth the wait. And while my suspicions are confirmed regarding the villainous woman, I am still highly entertained. That said, I’m both elated and saddened the series is over. Elated that Dallas and Jane finally get their HEA. Saddened that my crack for the night is consumed. However, knowing Ms. Kenner, she has something else up her sleeves for us.

With their relationship now public, Dallas and Jane are plastered over the tabloids. It guts me to see how the public and media are so quick to judge their relationship. It’s because they don’t understand Dallas and Jane's love nor their extenuating circumstances. But we, dear readers, do—thanks to Kenner’s gifted storytelling. And if I could, I’d be their biggest cheerleader, fighting the paps for them. But Jane and Dallas have overcome adversity before. This should be a walk in the park in comparison to their time in captivity, and their time separated from each other.

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