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Tue
Aug 29 2017 3:00pm

6 Erotic Romance Best Bets for August 2017

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.

While August ushers in the end of summer, it doesn’t mean the end of hot sizzling romances. Below are six couples guaranteed to convince you that no matter the season, these couples generate more than enough heat in and out of the bedroom.

Please note that not every story I recommend are this current month’s releases. Some have already released while others are coming soon.

Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell

Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell

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New York Barons tight end Gavin Brawley is suspended from the team and on house arrest after a video of him brawling goes viral. Gavin already has a reputation as a jerk with a temper on and off the field—which doesn’t help him once he finds himself on the wrong side of the law. And while he’s been successful professionally, he’s never been lucky when it comes to love.

Noah Monroe is a recent college grad looking for a job—any job—to pay off his mounting student debt. Working as Gavin’s personal assistant/babysitter seems like easy money. But Noah isn’t prepared for the electrifying tension between him and the football player. He’s not sure if he’d rather argue with Gavin or tackle him to the floor. But both men know the score, and neither is sure what will happen once Gavin's timeout is over…

Opposites attract in the best of ways in the first book of Santino Hassell’s sexy male/male sports romance series. Hot and humorous, this romance follows a grumpy pro football player who finds himself sidelined with a babysitter after one too many public tantrums. Readers will cheer as our heroes run some demanding and erotic plays thatrequire them both to be fully honest with one another and themselves if they want a chance at winning this game.

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Mon
Jul 24 2017 12:00pm

First Look: Ilona Andrews’ Wildfire (July 25, 2017)

Wildfire by Ilona Andrews

Ilona Andrews
Wildfire (Hidden Legacy #3)
Avon / July 25, 2017 / $7.99 print, $6.99 digital

Wildfire picks up the mantel effortlessly from White Hot and moves forward with purpose, smoothly setting up the main conflict while preparing the multiple subplots for resolution. We left White Hot with Nevada and Rogan disappearing for a much needed holiday, just the two of them. Upon their return, Nevada is forced back to reality when she walks into her house to discover Rogan’s ex-fiancée, and the daughter of the woman Nevada killed, sitting at her kitchen table wanting her help.

I had just been hugged by a giant, super intelligent, pacifist bear. I could do this. I could do anything.

Rynda Sherwood’s husband Brian has disappeared and is nowhere to be found. She has been turned down by every investigative agency in the area due to her mother’s crimes and The Baylor Agency is her last hope. Nevada isn't thrilled to be helping Rynda and jealousy rears its head a little, but one thing the Baylors never do is run, hide, or turn down money.

The Baylor Agency had only three rules, and the last was the most important. At the end of the day, we had to be able to look our reflection in the eye.

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Thu
Jul 20 2017 9:30am

5 Erotic Romance Best Bets for July 2017

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

July’s fireworks don't hold a candle to the sparks generating in these stories as boundaries are ripped away, inhibitions removed, and their every erotic desire is consummated.

The Red by Tiffany Reisz

The Red by Tiffany Reisz

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Mona Lisa St. James made a deathbed promise that she would do anything to save her mother's art gallery. Unfortunately, not only is The Red painted red, but it's in the red.
Just as she realizes she has no choice but to sell it, a mysterious man comes in after closing time and makes her an offer: He will save The Red if she agrees to submit to him for the period of one year.

The man is handsome, English, and terribly tempting...but surely her mother didn't mean for Mona to sell herself to a stranger. Then again, she did promise to do anything to save The Red…

The Red is erotica at its finest when a young woman agrees to give herself to a mysterious man for the period of one year in exchange for his help saving her art gallery. Using a series of famous paintings, Reisz pays homage to the masters while peeling back the layers of a submissive and showing her the true power she holds as she falls deeper into her own desires. This is a standalone and not connected to any of Reisz’s ongoing series.

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Tue
Jul 11 2017 9:30am

First Look: Tiffany Reisz’s The Red (July 11, 2017)

The Red by Tiffany Reisz

Tiffany Reisz
The Red 
Tiffany Reisz / July 11, 2017 / $14.99 print, $5.99 digital 

Mona Lisa St. James made a deathbed promise to her mother. She would do whatever it took to keep their art gallery, The Red, open. Unfortunately, Mona did not realize that the gallery was well over a half a million dollars in debt. As Mona begins to fear she’ll have to indeed sell the gallery, she is approached by a mysterious stranger. He will give her the means in which to not only save her gallery, but also leave her with a safety net—on one condition. She must agree to be his to do with whatever he pleases for the period of one year.

“I like very beautiful young ladies,” said Malcolm.

“Do you?”

“I’m a connoisseur.”

“Are you? Do you have a favorite type?”

“Elegant prostitutes,” he said. “A perennial favorite.”

“You know I’m not a prostitute, yes?” she asked.

“Not yet. But I think you’ll make a fine whore.”

Malcolm's terms are simple. He will visit Mona at least once a month. He will pay her with a piece of valuable art after each night of her debauchment with the promise to provide provenance for all the pieces he gives her at the end of the year. He promises no harm shall come to her though there will be pain and pleasure. His pleasure. Her pain.

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Thu
Jun 29 2017 9:30am

5 Erotic Romance Best Bets for June 2017

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.

June turns up the temperatures to blazing H.O.T. when the couples below begin exploring their deepest and most sinful sexual fantasies while facing the unknown. 

On Point by Annabeth Albert

On Point by Annabeth Albert

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Pushing thirty, with his reenlistment looming, decorated navy sniper Maddox Horvat is taking a long look at what he really wants in life. And what he wants is Ben Tovey. It isn’t smart, falling for his best friend and fellow SEAL, but ten years with Ben has forged a bond so intimate Maddox can’t ignore it. He needs Ben by his side forever—heart and soul.

Ben admits he likes what he’s seen—his friend’s full lower lip and the perfect muscles of his ass have proved distracting more than once. But Ben's still reeling from a relationship gone to hell, and he's not about to screw up his friendship with Maddox, too.

Until their next mission throws Ben and Maddox closer together than ever before, with only each other to depend on.

Now, in the lonely, desperate hours awaiting rescue, the real challenge—confronting themselves, their future and their desires—begins. Man to man, friend to friend, lover to lover.

Two roommates begin an incredibly erotic and emotional journey that has them reevaluating their lives, professions, and friendship for one another in the third book of Albert’s Out of Uniform series. Readers will enjoy thishot and bittersweet m/m best friends to lovers romance.

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Mon
Jun 26 2017 1:00pm

First Look: Tamsen Parker’s The Cartographer (June 26, 2017)

The Cartographer by Tamsen Parker

Tamsen Parker 
The Cartographer (Compass #6)
Tamsen Parker / June 26, 2017 / $14.99 print, $3.99 digital

Helping people is the best, most important thing I can do.  It’s what I’ve chosen to be faithful to instead of whom.

Reyes (Rey) Llewelyn Walter calls himself a life coach. A purveyor of happiness. A kinky white knight. As the master of BDSM (no pun intended), Rey loves to dive in and work his magic on those he feels could benefit from his tutelage. Which, in his opinion, is everyone. He loves to create happily ever afters or happy for now(s), but refuses to even consider the same for himself. That is until a stop for a nightcap at a local watering hole introduces him to a gorgeous young man who screams masochist to Rey’s sadist.

Just you wait. You have no idea what else I’m going to ask you for.

Aloysius (Allie) Emmett Hart II is a man with a mission. With the face of an angel and a body made for sinning, Allie is fresh out of the military and trying to find a job and a place to live while helping take care of his widowed sister and her kids. Strong, independent, and under a mountain of obligations, Allie isn’t looking for a boyfriend—or a savior.

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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

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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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Wed
May 17 2017 9:30am

First Look: Alice Clayton’s Buns (May 23, 2017)

Buns by Alice Clayton

Alice Clayton
Buns (Hudson Valley Series #3)
Gallery Books / May 23, 2017 / $16.00 print, $7.99 digital

Clara Morgan’s ability to turn mud into miracles has kept her in high demand. Hired to help rejuvenate the Bryant Mountain Resort, Clara is excited to work with a historical family owned resort as it appeals to her curiosity of family traditions and their longevity. Having grown up in the foster care system, Clara has spent her life constantly on the move, never stopping long enough to form a deep connection to anything or anyone besides her two best friends, Natalie and Roxie.

Archie Bryant is on board with upgrading his family’s resort, he just doesn't appreciate outside help being brought in. He wants to do it himself at his own pace.  Clara and Archie’s very antagonistic beginning slowly begins to smooth itself out as Archie comes to realize that Clara doesn’t want to erase his family's history from the resort,  she just wants to bring the resort into this current century.  

The more time Clara spends with Archie and the entire Bryant family and staff, the more she begins to see that family isn’t always a bond determined by blood and love often strikes when you least expect it. When Clara is faced with a choice of the heart, she will have to decide if she has the courage to take a leap of faith or will her fear keep her feet and heart firmly on the ground.

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Thu
Apr 27 2017 1:00pm

Baby Pull Me Closer with These Erotic Romance Best Bets for April 2017

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.

April showers us with love, lust, and lies as our couples find the road to happiness is often a long and rocky journey.  

Please note that not every story I recommend are the current month’s releases. Some are from previous months.

Restrained Under His Duty by Stacey Kennedy

Restrained Under His Duty by Stacey Kennedy

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As the chief of security for a prominent senator, Ryder Blackwood is stunned when an anonymous source sends him a compromising photo of his boss’s twenty-five-year-old daughter getting down and dirty in an underground sex club. If it gets out, the media firestorm could ruin her father. More troubling for Ryder is how arousing he finds the whole situation. He’s known Hadley Winters since she was a kid. And now she’s the woman in all his most private fantasies.

Wild behavior helps Hadley get through those painful, lonely nights, but she’s been waiting a long time for a man like Ryder to protect her from herself. Ryder is raw. He’s real. And he makes her feel safe. Now that they’ve both become pawns in a blackmailer’s dangerous game, there’s more at stake than her father’s political career. As the intimate threats tear apart a tender new love, Hadley is forced to trust Ryder with her life—and her heart.

Though the third book in a series, this one stands quite well on its own. This well-developed romance titillates and thrills with a forbidden vibe when a rigid rule following bodyguard begins having very dirty fantasies about his client’s daughter.  A woman he has watched grow from a child. A woman who pushes every button he has. A suspenseful subplot gives this story an intriguing edge.

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Wed
Apr 19 2017 2:03pm

Sexy or Not?: The Great Debate of the Vampire Bite in Paranormal Romance

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“There was a deliberate voluptuousness which was both thrilling and repulsive, and as she arched her neck she actually licked her lips like an animal, till I could see in the moonlight the moisture shining on the scarlet lips and on the red tongue as it lapped the white sharp teeth. Lower and lower went her head as the lips went below the range of my mouth and chin and seemed to fasten on my throat. I could feel the soft, shivering touch of the lips on the supersensitive skin of my throat, and the hard dents of two sharp teeth, just touching and pausing there. I closed my eyes in a languorous ecstasy and waited - waited with beating heart.” —Dracula by Bram Stoker

The so-called love bite, a temporary red mark that is more often than not caused by a lover sucking or biting on the skin,  has been a main element in supernatural romances since the beginning. Bram Stoker’s Dracula wrote the bite of a vampire for blood (food) as a way to sexualize his novel during the Victorian era, effectively creating a “requirement” that has appeared in almost every vampire (and other supernatural beings) novel since. Vampires sucking the blood of their victims is almost always written as a symbolic gesture that mimics the taking of one's virginity and/or the exchange of bodily fluids during sex. More often than not, the vampire bite is likened to a quick pinch of pain (the breaking of a woman’s hymen), that leads to a feeling of ecstasy until the feeding ends in a climatic, dare I say orgasmic, finish.

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Fri
Apr 7 2017 9:30am

First Look: Annabeth Albert’s At Attention (April 10, 2017)

At Attention by Annabeth Albert

Annabeth Albert
At Attention (Out of Uniform #2)
Carina Press / April 10, 2017 / $8.99 print, $4.99 digital

Lt. Apollo Floro is a 31-year-old Navy Seal and widower who is raising his twin daughters alone after his husband passed away two years ago. Wearing his grief like a shroud, Apollo has buried himself in his work and his family, stuck in a place between love and anger that he isn’t ready to move on from yet.

Life was full of bittersweet truth, not wishes.

When Apollo’s mother and primary babysitter arranges to take a cruise with friends for the summer, Apollo’s best friend Dustin offers him a temporary solution. His younger brother Dylan is available and willing to help out. Apollo knows Dylan used to have a crush on him and is prepared to set some firm rules in place to handle that but is totally unprepared for his reaction to the gorgeoussexy man Dylan has grown into.

Model cute-curly hair falling just so over his forehead, sparkling eyes, chiseled jaw, and a tight T-shirt advertising a British soccer team showing off a defined chest and stomach.

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Fri
Mar 24 2017 9:30am

It’s Been A Hard Day’s Night with These Erotic Romance Best Bets for March 2017

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.

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

March comes roaring in like a lion, giving lovers both old and new a chance to clear the air and work towards bettering their relationship or walking away before any more damage is caused. The couples below all want to take advantage of what is being offered but some will require some help from others in letting go of the past in order to take hold of their future.

The Hard Way by Annika Martin

The Hard Way by Annika Martin

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Three hot bank robbers all to herself: check

A fabulous Italian holiday: check

Enemies long gone: check

Amazing food, clothes, and sex: check, check, and f&*king check!

The gang is in full vacation mode, and Isis has never been happier…until tragedy strikes the farm she had to leave behind.

People are dying. The farm is in trouble. Her sister might be sent to prison for something she didn’t do.

Isis is desperate to help, but how can she? It’s too dangerous for her sisters to find out she’s still alive, too dangerous for the gang to return to the scene of that crime. At least that’s what Thor and Zeus think. But Odin’s nightmares are back. And he has other ideas…and those ideas might be more dangerous than anything.

Annika Martin puts the K.I.N.K in kinky with her erotic menage romantic comedy series that follows three alpha bank robbers and the woman who loves them all. The Hard Way is the fifth installment and offers readers the same delicious sexual escapades and laugh out loud moments with a deeper emotional storyline as our heroine Isis and one of her sexy men, Odin, each haveto deal with some serious and complicated issues from their individual pasts. Luckily for them, they have the rest of the God Pack to help them through this. A small mystery on the side only adds to the overall excitement and energy of this story.

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Wed
Mar 8 2017 3:30pm

Anne Bishop’s Etched In Bone Ends Lakeside Courtyard Arc in Others Series

Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop

After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders—a primitive and lethal form of the Others—the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them now know to fear the no-man’s-land beyond their borders—and the darkness…

As some communities struggle to rebuild, Lakeside Courtyard has emerged relatively unscathed, though Simon Wolfgard, its wolf shifter leader, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn must work with the human pack to maintain the fragile peace. But all their efforts are threatened when Lieutenant Montgomery’s shady brother arrives, looking for a free ride and easy pickings.

With the humans on guard against one of their own, tensions rise, drawing the attention of the Elders, who are curious about the effect such an insignificant predator can have on a pack. But Meg knows the dangers, for she has seen in the cards how it will all end—with her standing beside a grave.

The fifth installment in Anne Bishop’s epic fantasy Others series is the finale to the Meg Corbyn, Simon Wolfgard, and Lakeside Courtyard arc though not the end of the series. Currently untitled, Bishop has released information about book six, which is slated to publish in 2018, that:

“Takes readers to a human village nestled in the terra indigene-controlled Finger Lakes region of Northeast Thaisia. It stars divorcee Victoria “Vicki” DeVine, owner of The Jumble — a small, self-sufficient community located on the shore of Lake Silence. Vicki and the town’s residents soon find themselves caught up in a chilling mystery, after a series of vicious murders rock the small community.” via Happily Ever After.

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Tue
Mar 7 2017 2:00pm

First Look: Patricia Briggs’ Silence Fallen (March 7, 2017)

Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs

Patricia Briggs
Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson Series #10)
Ace / March 7, 2017 / $27.00 print, $13.99 digital 

Patricia Briggs takes readers on a darkly humorous trip of a lifetime in her tenth Mercy Thompson series installment when Mercy is kidnapped and taken overseas by an overly curious vampire in Silence Fallen. Mercy finds her ability to communicate with Adam and the pack almost completely cut off but using her wits and skills she engineers an escape and heads out into the unknown. Looking to stay alive long enough for help to arrive, she finds herself landing on trouble’s doorstep. Again.

“Sometimes in the last few years, I had longed to be alone. Just for an hour or two. And here I was. Alone. Sometimes getting your wish really sucks.”

Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series is one of my favorite urban fantasy series to date due to its remarkable heroine, delicious romance, and the relatable yet ever changing world. Though this version of Seattle is saturated with the supernaturals, Briggs’ effortlessly uses her readers’ own humanity and experiences to help bridge her world with ours. Racism, bigotry, jealousy, anger, sorrow etc...are all powerful sentiments that Briggs’ uses to fuel her stories. Sentiments that readers are easily able to empathize and connect with from all viewpoints; not just with the heroes but also those we consider the villains.

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Mon
Feb 27 2017 10:30am

First Look: Julia London’s Sinful Scottish Laird (February 28, 2017)

Sinful Scottish Laird by Julia London

Julia London
Sinful Scottish Laird (The Highland Grooms #2)
HQN Books / February 28, 2017 / $7.99 print, $6.99 digital

Sinful Scottish Laird is the second installment in Julia London’s historical Highland Grooms series but is structured to be comfortably read as a standalone. This sensual, heartfelt, and amusing story brings together a young widow who is determined to live her life on her own terms and a conflicted Scotsman whose former dealings with the English has left a bad taste in his mouth.

Lady Chatwick (Daisy Bristol) dutifully married the man her parents choose for her despite loving another. Though her husband was much older, she grew to care deeply for him, staying faithful and by his side when he contracted an illness that confined him to bed. Having developed an affectionate relationship with him, she was shocked when he told her that she would have to remarry within three years of his death or their son would forfeit his inheritance.

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Sun
Feb 26 2017 3:00pm

Riding the Crazy Train with These Erotic Romance Best Bets for February 2017

What are the best erotic romances of February?

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.

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

February isn’t just about hearts, flowers, and love-dipped arrows. It’s also a time to usher in the new and toss out the old but sometimes it’s the old that comes waltzing back in and we must decide if the pain of remembrance is worth the passion and pleasure that comes with it.

This month’s offerings are small as a majority of what I read just didn’t fulfill my requirements to make it on my Best Bets list. These are the two that did and I promise next month the list will be back to normal.

Heartbreaker by Stacey Kennedy

Heartbreaker by Stacey Kennedy

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Veteran cop Maddox Hunt is all about the job. Sure, there are women—lots of women, truth be told—but there’s no one special. Until a one-night stand from his past, rookie Joss O’Neil, is assigned to his division. Suddenly, all he can think about is her. The scent of her. The taste of her.

Fresh out of field training, Joss has thrown herself into her job, determined to kick-start her career. And while police work has its thrills, her gorgeous new boss is what really gets her pulse pounding. Too bad he’s nothing but a distraction. Especially since he’s as devastatingly handsome as she remembers, and his sexy smile arrests her heart.

Now that Joss is back in Maddox’s life, he has a plan: satisfy her fantasies and fulfill his every dark desire. Nothing is off limits. Her pleasure is the endgame . . . but even the best-laid plans have a way of falling apart. Despite his best attempts to keep his distance and have things remain only about the pleasure, Maddox soon finds himself breaking the only law he’s set for himself. Don’t fall in love.

One can always count on Stacey Kennedy for a tantalizing erotic romance with strong dynamic characters and a smooth well-builtstoryline.  Add in a boss and subordinate storyline and I'm melting like cheese on nachos. The first installment in her newest series-Filthy Dirty Love-introducesreaders to a very dominate lieutenant and a young rookie police officer who discover theirone night stand from the past didn’t even put a dent in the passion and desire that surrounds them.  Now working together, this couple will uphold the law during the day and break it over and over every night.  

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Tue
Jan 31 2017 2:00pm

Don’t Lose That Loving Feeling with These Erotic Romance Best Bets for January 2017

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.

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

2017 starts out with a bang as we make new friends and reconnect with old friends in the first month of the new year.  Don’t worry though, while things may start out a little chilly, these lovers bring the heat and more in the following stories.

Jacked Up by Samantha Kane

Jacked Up by Samantha Kane

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Linebacker Sam Taylor feels like a ticking time bomb. He left the army with emotional wounds as fresh as the scars on his back. Sam’s been living like a monk, but his best friend, defensive lineman King Ulupoka, wants to get him laid. Easy for him to say. The larger-than-life Samoan is a hard-bodied, tribal-tattooed fantasy. Sam agrees, under one condition: King stays to watch.

ER nurse Jane Foster is done being a good girl, and nothing says wild like picking up two of football’s sexiest players and bringing them back to your hotel room. Trouble is, she can’t decide which one she wants more. Sam is hot, sweet, and vulnerable. Jane’s more than willing to ride him into oblivion. But King’s intense gaze from across the room promises that the best is yet to come.

Sure, King has had his choice of girls and guys in the past. That doesn’t mean he’ll jeopardize his relationship with Sam over a case of locker-room lust—until a naughty nurse pushes them both out of their comfort zones. Seeing Jane and Sam together turns King on more than he ever imagined. If they’re game, he’s ready to tackle a three-way play.

Two is nice, but three can be oh so much better. Samantha Kane is back with a pair of sex on a stick Birmingham Rebels football players who discover that sometimes all it takes is the right person to show you just how right you can be together. Erotically and emotionally charged, this threesome learns that normal is relative and the only people whose hearts and opinions they need to worry about are each other. A strong plotline centering around PTSD and veterans gives the story a serious and appealing base.

[More Erotic Best Bets Ahead...]

Tue
Jan 10 2017 10:30am

Where Are The Charmed Ones?: All the Questions We Have About a 1970s Charmed Reboot

A reboot of Charmed? How...charming. The CW has announced that a new Charmed series is in the works and will be directed by the executive producer of Jane the Virgin-Jennie Snyder Urman. According to TVLine, this is not a reboot per say but more of a prequel. The new series will be, set in a small New England town in 1976, the series features a new trio of witches—Annie, Tina and (curiously) Paige—none of whom are related by blood. Also, via TVLine, were unofficial character analyses for the new power trio.

There's no mention of the Halliwell sisters making an appearance though I see similarities in the characterization between the new characters and old characters. Tina's reserved and standoffish? Sounds like Prue. Piper and Paige could be twins with their all-American girl personas and strong desire to be married. Phoebe's devil may care attitude and fashion sense seems to have found a new home in Annie. As the CW has always been a ‘let's toss it all into the pot, stir, and see what happens’ kind of channel, this could all change.   

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Tue
Dec 27 2016 3:00pm

The Best of the Best: Erotic Romances Best Bets for 2016

I’m a lucky girl in that my job is to read romance. Every month I offer up a list of erotic romances that I feel best represents the genre. Not only do I look for a well-crafted romance with realistic erotic elements but also a viable storyline that could stand on its own should those erotic elements be removed. As we are about to exit 2016, I have not only picked my erotic romance best bets for December, but also my best bets for the year.

My Erotic Romance Best Bets for 2016

True North by Tamsen Parker

True North by Tamsen Parker

The fourth installment in Parker’s Compass gives readers a sweet, sensual, heartbreaking, and humorous second chance romance that uses BDSM to give two people a chance to learn more about themselves and their places in this world. Parker focuses on communication, acceptability, trust, and forgiveness as she helps her hero and heroine find their happily ever after-one kinky scene at a time.

Black Listed by Shelly Bell

This lusciously erotic and suspenseful romance elicits a strong emotional response when it forces a couple to deal with their greatest enemies-themselves. A woman with a hundred identities must pay the piper when her husband finds her after she disappears without a word. She demands a divorce. He demands answers and plans to get them with unfettered access to her body for seven nights. Passion and pain war together in a whirlwind of sensual delights when a woman’s secrets and desires are flayed open by the only man she has ever loved...and the only man she can never have.

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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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