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New Series! Forces of Nature Fairytale Series Book 1

Title: Poppy

Series: A Force of Nature Fairytale #1

Author: M.A. Horst
Genre: Standalone Erotic Romance
Release Dates: May 8, 2017
Blurb
Storm, the eldest son of a heartless businessman is forced to choose a bride. His father wants
grandchildren to secure the future of Royal Industries, and he wants them
now. 
Forced to choose from a specific list of women that’s been promised to the Royal family, Storm
holds a masked ball and invites the six women.

Poppy has lived a sheltered life. She has been homeschooled by her overprotective mother.
Attending the masked ball is an exciting experience for her until she lands in
the arms of Storm Royal. Electricity crackles around them.

Poppy’s delicate new love is shattered when she finds out why Storm really
wants to marry her. She’s only a means to an end, another piece of property.

Can Storm win Poppy’s trust while trying to keep his fiery desire for her under control?
This is one force of nature Poppy didn’t see coming.

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International bestselling author of Predator, The Monster Series and many others. She loves writing anything from Young Adult to Suspense Romance.

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Forces of Nature Fairytale Series by M.A. Horst

Erotica

 

Poppy (Book 1)

 

This is the first book in a six book series. I’ll be posting a review of each new book as it releases every Monday for the next five weeks. I received each book complimentary. I have voluntarily chosen to review the books, according to whether or not I like them.

 

Overall Rating: 3 (sXe)

 

Quick & Dirty summary: Storm Royal is being forced to choose a bride from amongst six of the Flowers girl. He begins to loose hope until he spots Poppy amongst the crowd. Poppy knows she at the party to hear of an engagement, but she hates the superficial people she’s surrounded by. When she meets Storm she has no idea that she’s about to be swept off her feet, but Storm will have to fight if he wants to prove to Poppy that she’s the love of his life.

 

This is a very short, insta-love romance based loosely on fairytales. It’s a quick and easy read if you want something lighthearted and steamy. The sex is pretty conventional, but if you’re not into this type of romance then the whole thing will read as one big cliché. However, taken in the right spirit, this book is sweet and simple, much like Poppy.

 

It didn’t rate higher with me primarily because the dialogue is pretty robotic. The vernacular used makes it seem like its set in the past, but the details provided in the story make it seem like it’s suppose to be set in the present. All that makes the short book a little confusing.

 

But, I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the series. It should be entertaining!

 

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $0.99)

If you’re looking for a quick, sweet book, then this is a pretty good one for a dollar. I’d recommend it even more if you have Kindle Unlimited. But if you want something with a bit of character development, then I’d pass.

Red Hots: A Valentine Anthology

Red Hots: A Valentine Anthology

Short Stories/Anthology

 

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Overall Rating: 3.5 (XXX)

Quick & Dirty Summary: Whether you love or hate Valentine’s Day you can spend some time reading 18 steamy stories by 18 different authors spanning a variety of genres.

Since there are 18 stories, I will write my thoughts after each summary in bold. The stories are not linked in any way other than the theme of Valentine’s Day. Of course, the thing to remember about anthologies and short stories is there is only so much an author can do with them. This makes the plot lines rather simple and the characters one-dimensional. Lastly, all of these stories have sex in them, so if that’s not your thing, then you should probably skip this one.

“Unexpected” — Annika Steele
As one relationship ends, Maya finds a gorgeous hunk willing to give her a place to stay when she ends up wrecked on a old country road. Is Valentine’s Day about endings or is this a new beginning? This is one of my favorite short stories of the bunch. It is sweet, sexy, and realistic in its pursuit of happily-ever-after. The “gorgeous hunk” is a single dad and is the perfect guy if you like them sweet.

“The Sea Chest” — Margot Wren
When a mysterious sea chest washes up to the foot of Caroline’s lighthouse, she writes it off as a fluke. But chests carry secrets, and this chest could give a happily-ever-after to a lonely keeper. This is one of the oddest stories and while I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, it definitely threw me for a loop. I’m not sure it really ended in a “happily-ever-after” as the summary describes, but it is a unique take on romance.

“Power Outage” — Caitlyn Lynch
An unexpected power outage on Valentine’s Day throws Raquel’s plans for a romantic evening with her husband into disarray. The arrival of a sexy electrician sparks an erotic game she won’t quickly forget. This story has an element of surprise and is really, really sexy. This is one of my favorites, as it has a really sweet ending.

“Real” — Ariel Bishop
Jess is expecting the traditional Valentine’s Day date with her boyfriend; candlelit dinner out on the town. She doesn’t get what she expected, but she does get exactly what she needed. I am lukewarm on this story.

“The Best Worst Valentine’s Day Ever” — Christina Rose Andrews
Getting dumped on Valentine’s Day sucks. Just ask Lexi. Enter Nate, her hunky neighbor, who has just what Lexi needs to make the holiday suck less. I have reservations about this story, not because of the writing, but because Lexi’s roommate is weird. Not answering texts when your roommate is sitting in front of your door locked out is mean.

“Moonlight and Roses” — Vanessa Sweet
Melody spends Valentine’s Day alone— by choice. But when a mysterious garden and its tempting guardian offer her more, what will she choose? Melody is a smart, sharp, career driven woman. She’s a different heroine than most of the other women in the novel. I enjoyed the creativity in this short story.

“Just Desserts” — Gwen Marshall
After getting in trouble with their girlfriend on Valentine’s Day, Connor and Sully are prepared to make sure she gets her just desserts. This is mostly just a story about having sex.

“Gift With Purchase” — Tally Bane
Gail had worn her good panties on a whim. It’s not like a certain detective would know they were for him. But one ‘Gift with Purchase’ might change that and make Gail glad that she’d chosen the lace. This is a cute story where the hero is a guy from Hawaii who relocated a few years ago to the mainland. Of course since I’m from Hawaii too I love that this little tidbit of information is included! It’s a friends turned to lovers theme, with a hint of magic.

“Roses and Tails” — Barbara Be
Even on a Space Station, the Humans bring their weird customs on board. Valentine’s Day is an alien concept for Jillnell, though she plays along as best as she can. But sex in Zero G poses unique challenges for aliens and humans. This is the only story I couldn’t finish and it’s because the alien thing is too much for me. It is well written so if that aspect doesn’t bother you then you’ll probably enjoy it.

“Sweet On You” — Ava Bari
After her heartbreak, all Molly wanted was to spend Valentine’s Day alone in a fancy hotel. A double-booking has her rooming with an attractive businessman, but maybe Jack is just what Molly needs. This is a fun read. Not sure the happily-ever-after is going to be the forever kind, since the story doesn’t hint at it, but the dialogue is pretty great.

“Under Me, Over Me, Inside Me” — Briar McKenna
With tension building and pressing against barriers of self-control and doubt, what happens when what we want wins against what we think we shouldn’t have? This has a hint of paranormal, but it’s so slight that it’s not a main part of the plot line. Instead, it’s mostly about an established couple welcoming a third member to their relationship.

“His Promise” — R.A. Stone
Melanie has been in love with Chris since college, but they’re not exactly a couple. When she discovers she’s pregnant with his child what is she to do on the most romantic night of the year? This one seems odd to me because Melanie believes they have one kind of relationship while Chris believes they have another. Normally this isn’t unusual, except they’ve been together for years and years.

“A Match Made In Olympus” — Livvy Ward
Join Kaitlin and Eros this Valentine’s Day as they ride out a storm and try to mend broken hearts while dealing with a meddling mother. Turns out not even Cupid can escape Aphrodite’s matchmaking! I enjoyed the mythological elements to this story. It’s cute.

“Burning Love” — Annalee Locke
Maggie just wanted to spend a quiet Valentine’s Day at home, commiserating over being single with her two favorite firemen. A work related emergency changes those plans, and gives the three of them a night they’ll never forget. Another ménage story where friends become lovers.

“A Perfect Storm” — Sera Taíno
An argument between Adam and his fiancée, Julia, leads to some soul searching as he realizes that life can change in the blink of an eye. He’s determined to show her just how important she is to him. I love this story because Adam isn’t afraid to admit when he’s wrong. That’s really all a girl can ask for on Valentine’s Day.

“Peaches” — Abbigail Clark
In the war-torn American south, Eulie Buchanan meets Jay Curtis, a man who offers her a choice sure to be the talk of the county. This is a really sweet story and is another one of my favorites. I like the added elements of history and race in this short story.

“First Date Gone Right” — Líadáin Douglas
When Sarah gets dumped right before her Valentine’s Date, two guys come to her rescue and give her a first date she won’t quickly forget! Hot Hot HOT!

“Over A Barrel” — V.T. Charbonneau
When Madison agreed to cater her cousin’s wedding she didn’t expect the groom’s gorgeous brother to be such an asshole. Locked in the wine cellar together, will she throttle him… or jump him? If you like the love-hate relationship side of romance, then this is the story for you. Personally I’m not a big fan, but it’s well written and interesting.

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $0.99)

Yes! It’s less than a dollar and there are 18 different stories to chose from. Even if you don’t care for one or two of them, you are bound to like enough to make the dollar worth spending. And if you have Kindle Unlimited, it’s free!

Too Expensive to be In Flight

Up in the Air by R. K. Lilley

Contemporary Romance/Erotica

 

This series is a serial, meaning you must read all three books in order to finish the storyline. They are not stand-alone novels, although the fourth book in the series is from the male point of view and does not need to be read in order to complete the plot.

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In Flight

 

Overall Rating: 3.5 (XXX)

 

Quick & Dirty summary: Bianca doesn’t usually let men like James Cavendish tempt her. After all, she’s served many of the rich and famous as a first class flight attendant. But there’s something about James that draws her and she can’t seem to say no. As James and Bianca test the waters of a dominant/submissive relationship, trust is a necessary ingredient. With Bianca’s troubled childhood, once that trust is broken, James will find that it’s very difficult to get it back.

The primary backstories for James and Bianca seem to suggest that people who are attracted to the BDSM lifestyle have faced serious trauma at some point in their lives. I have no idea if this is true or not, but I liked R. K. Lilley’s foray into the psychology surrounding this particular sexual preference. While parts of it made me uncomfortable, I thought the sex was pretty tame as far as erotica goes. There isn’t a whole lot of time (or words) spent describing the sex scenes, and while they frequently appeared, not all of them were kinky. That was a good thing and a bad thing for me in that it showed that a preference for BDSM doesn’t mean that a couple must engage in that kind of sex all of the time which was good, but bad in that the sex wasn’t as steamy as I was expecting.

Another aspect of the book that I enjoyed was Bianca’s relationship with Stephan. The close friendship was sweet and I loved how full Stephan felt to me as a secondary character. While I can’t say this book kept me enthralled all the way through, I was very disappointed when I got to the end and realized it isn’t a stand-alone novel. I am very curious about how Bianca and James’ story ends, but I won’t be finishing this series. You can read my reasoning behind that below. But Lilley is a strong author and she has another series, Tristan and Danika, I am also interested in reading, but won’t due to the cost. At least this time I was tipped off and knew to look at how many books were in the series before I started it!

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $2.99)

Okay, this is where the review gets a little sad. I bought this book and was pretty happy with my purchase until I realized there are two more books and each of them cost $6.99. There is a fourth book from the male point of view that also costs $6.99 putting the total cost of the series at $23.96. That is too much money for what is essentially a single book… or at least it’s too much money to me. But if you don’t mind paying that much money (and over a 1,000 people on Amazon are of that opinion), then you’ll be happy with these books. I enjoyed this one immensely and would read more by this author in a heartbeat.

Something else you might enjoy:

This is the first book I’ve read where the protagonist is unapologetically into BDSM. The exception to that is Hot Ticket from the Sinners on Tour series by Olivia Cunning. You can read my review of the entire series here, if you’d like to see what another BDSM book is like.

 

Review: The Sinners on Tour Boxed Set

The Sinners on Tour Boxed Set
The Sinners on Tour Boxed Set by Olivia Cunning

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Sinners on Tour by Olivia Cunning
Erotica/Literotica

Backstage Pass (Book 1)
Rock Hard (Book 2)
Hot Ticket (Book 3)
Wicked Beat (Book 4)
Double Time (Book 5)

Overall Rating: 4 (XXX)

Follow the metal band, Sinners, as they tour the country and overcoming career destroying accidents. As they build on their success, they find love and have tons and tons of sex. These novels are erotica at their finest, meaning there are tons of exciting scenes intermixed with a solid storyline and interesting characters. Each of the books takes on some aspect or fetish within the sensual realm, so there are some books you may enjoy more than others depending on your tastes. Almost all of the stories include some component of voyeurism, exhibitionism, and threesomes. To me, the sweetest story was Wicked Beat with Rebekah and Eric, with Brian and Myrna in Backstage Pass coming in a close second. The hardest for me to take was Double Time because the storyline seemed a little rushed and weak compared to the other novels and Hot Ticket because I don’t really understand the whole need to have pain in order have pleasure thing. Despite that, I still enjoyed the entire series.

Each novel is a standalone with a happy ending. There is no cheating and no unexpected pregnancy scares.

Here’s a quick & dirty summary:
Backstage Pass tells the story of Brian Sinclair, guitar legend, and Myrna Evans, psychology professor. Myrna is instantly attracted to Brian, largely because she loves metal music and is an expert on male sexuality as expressed through guitar riffs. Brian likes Myrna because she’s hot, but he’s also hoping she can look past his famous persona, Master Sinclair, to love Brian. (Threesome)

Rock Hard follows lead singer Sid Lionheart as he is reunited with his ex-finance Jessica, who dumped him in order to follow her dreams to law school. Sid has been a dick ever since, taking it out on Brian by stealing all of his girlfriends. But Jessica isn’t interested in reuniting with Sid, she’s just looking for some great sex and is planning on dumping Sid before he can do any more damage to her heart. In the process, Jessica and Sid learn a little more about each other and discover that their love is still as strong as ever. (Exhibitionism)

Hot Ticket reveals the major trauma that bassist Jace Seymour has experienced as he connects with dominatrix Aggie. Aggie quickly realizes that her attraction to Jace is worth fighting for and does everything within her power to help Jace heal from his past. Jace and Aggie follow the BDSM lifestyle, without degradation or blood. (BDSM)

Wicked Beat introduces Rebekah Blake to the bus tour, taking over from her brother who was paralyzed in a bus accident. Rebekah is the new soundboard operator and is excited at not only the professional opportunity, but the personal opportunity to get closer to Trey. However, it isn’t Trey that she experiences red-hot attraction to but drummer Eric Sticks. Eric knows a good thing when he sees it and will do whatever he can to keep Rebekah all to himself. (Role Playing)

Double Time finally settles Trey Mills sexuality once and for all. Trey seems to attract and pleasure people of all types, men included. But when he swears off men, Reagan Elliot is the perfect woman to keep him on the straight and narrow. The only problem is Reagan’s smoking hot ex-boyfriend and bodyguard Eric. Once Trey and Reagan both come to the realization Trey is truly bisexual, they invite Eric to complete their triad of love. (Threesome & m/m sex)

Is it worth buying? (Kindle $8.49 for the box set)
Yes, I think it is absolutely worth buying, especially if you like variety in erotica.

Something else you might enjoy:
Rock Chick Reckoning is the sixth book in the Rock Chick series by Kristen Ashley and I’m recommending it because it turns the rock star trope on its head. The rock star in this book is Stella, the lead singer for the band The Blue Moon Gypsies. While it’s not erotica, it is still hot and music is at the heart of the novel.
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