Earthly Pleasure by B.J.
Renee is Aasi and as such, she offers
sanctuary to wounded warriors. Saving Earth isn't their only
mission, but it will be easier if most of the Earth's
population is unaware of their existence. Renee finds
herself falling for a warrior, but when she learns what
Itan's real mission is, she might be singing a different
tune come morning.
They say there are no new stories, just
the same ones told in a new way. I found Earthly
Pleasure to be an enjoyable tale that was different,
and sweet. I found this a well rounded tale with sympathetic
characters. Quick pacing, emotional turmoil, sexy
characters, and a happy ending left me quite satisfied.
Erotic Sacrifice by
Once a year, there is a carnal human
sacrifice to appease the demons. Bronwyn is excited to be
chosen as the carnal sacrifice even while she's nervous
about what it entails. Bronwyn has seen the Dark Lord
several times over the years and she is fascinated by him.
Fascinated enough to agree to be a willing sacrifice.
The way Erotic Sacrifice
began made me nervous. Part of me feared this was going to
offend my religious sensibilities, but when I learned the
Dark Lord didn't mean the devil, but the leader of the
demons, I was oddly comforted. Erotic Sacrifice
is a steamy tale of sex, trust, and learning about
yourself. The heroine had no idea she would enjoy being
submissive, but once she found out she did, she gave herself
over to the pleasures of the ritual. This is a fun hot read,
but I must warn you that there is bondage and multiple
partners in this story.
Hot Under the Collar by
Ever since Reverend Eric Johns moved to
town, female attendance at church has risen dramatically.
Emma's been fascinated with the reverend and has begun
attending the church services. Who knew all it would take to
meet the man of her erotic daydreams would be the most
embarrassing accident of her life?
Hot Under the Collar was
a steamy read. Following right after Erotic Sacrifice
I was almost shocked speechless. Then I read the rest of the
story. I liked Emma and her relationship with John. I wished
there was more between them than just the sexual chemistry.
One part of the story that I didn't like was when John went
to investigate a noise. Emma was not only unconcerned
because she believed it was other employees, but she also
went to sleep while he was downstairs investigating.
Incensed by Kate Hill
After Cori's sister visits a
'matchmaker' she dumps her fiancé for one who is not as well
established or cute. Cori is upset because she's spent her
life raising her sister and wants the best for her.
Determined to prove the matchmaker is a fraud, she goes to
his business and demands his attention. In order to prove
he's legit, Cyril agrees to give her a free match.
While I enjoyed Incensed,
I wished for more. I enjoyed the way the story flowed and
how Cyril seemed to understand Cori better than she
understood herself. I found her admittance of love to be to
easy to believe. Cyril worked hard to show her what she
really needed and wanted, but part of me wanted to see more
emotional struggle on Cori's part.
Making the Madam by
Merry finds herself in the West, a
widow with only an 'emporium' as a means of support. She
coerces her reluctant lawyer to show her the establishment
only to find out it is nothing she has any experience with.
While unsure how to run it, she is determined to keep her
brothel and keep it a success. With the help of Nathan
Boone, she is sure things will work out.
While stories set in this time frame
are not usually my cup of tea, I enjoyed reading
Making the Madam. Merry's naiveté was refreshing.
Despite his failure, I enjoyed the way Nathan tried to
convince Merry to sell to him.
The Emissary by Jenna
Shina is a Courtesan-in-training. She
can't wait to lose her virginity so she no longer has to be
a slave for her trainer. The catch? The male that wants her
is an alien; one that no one has ever seen before because
his kind remain hidden in large cloaks.
The Emissary was a
thoroughly enjoyable read. I loved the idea of an alien
purchasing a courtesan to get to know more about her race. I
liked the rituals Shina carried out and the way her
mysterious lover kept trying to break her.
Jewels of the Nile Volume 1
is an anthology packed with steaming hot stories. It was
fun to read a group of novellas that, while not connected,
were all enjoyable. From westerns to futuristics there is
something for everyone in this anthology.