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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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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
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

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“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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Sun
Nov 20 2016 2:00pm

Its The Final Countdown to the Goodreads Choice Awards Best in Romance 2016

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It’s that time of the year again. Time for readers, bloggers, authors….everyone to pick their favorite books in the annual Goodreads Choice Award. Every year Goodreads picks the top books rated in multiple genres and lets readers vote until a winner is picked.

Entering into the final round, the ten choices for romance are as follows:

  • Paper Princess by Erin Watt
  • The Beast by J.R. Ward
  • Beard Science by Penny Reid
  • It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
  • Obsession by Nora Roberts
  • One With You by Sylvia Day
  • Storm and Silence by Robert Thier
  • Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
  • The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
  • Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat

Of course, since I and fellow blogger, Nat, have not read all ten titles, we decided to pick our favorite and champion why it should hands down win the coveted title of Goodreads Best in Romance for 2016.

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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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Sat
Oct 29 2016 1:00pm

First Look: Nalini Singh’s Archangel’s Heart (November 1, 2016)

Archangel's Heart by Nalini Singh

Nalini Singh
Archangel's Heart (A Guild Hunter Novel, #9)
Berkley / November 1, 2016 / $7.99 print & digital

One of the most vicious archangels in the world has disappeared. No one knows if Lijuan is dead or has chosen to Sleep the long sleep of an immortal. But with her lands falling into chaos under a rising tide of vampiric bloodlust, a mysterious and ancient order of angels known as the Luminata calls the entire Cadre together to discuss the fate of her territory.

Accompanying her archangelic lover Raphael to the Luminata compound, guild hunter-turned-angel Elena senses that all is not as it seems. Secrets echo from within the stone walls of the compound, and the deeper Elena goes, the uglier the darkness. But neither Raphael nor Elena is ready for the brutal truths hidden within—truths that will change everything Elena thinks she knows about who she is…

Nothing will ever be the same again.

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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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Tue
Oct 18 2016 1:00pm

First Look: Susannah Sandlin’s Black Diamond (October 18, 2016)

Black Diamond by Susannah Sandlin

Susannah Sandlin
Black Diamond (Wilds of the Bayou #2)
Montlake / October 18, 2016 / $12.95 print, $3.99 digital

For some people, the untamed beauty of the bayou is a place to hide. For Louisiana wildlife agent Jena Sinclair, it’s a place of refuge—one where she can almost forget the tragedy that scarred both her skin and her soul. But when the remains of yet another fisherman turn up, Jena realizes that Bayou Pointe-aux-Chenes is not safe for her…or anyone else.

The mysterious deaths aren’t her only problem. A dangerous drug known as Black Diamond is circulating through Terrebonne Parish, turning addicts into unpredictable sociopaths. Jena’s investigation leads her to Cole Ryan—a handsome, wary recluse struggling with his own troubled history—who knows more than he’s willing to admit. If they want to stop the killer, Jena and Cole must step out of the shadows of their pasts and learn to help each other…before the evils lurking in the bayou consume them both.

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