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Seducing the Sorcerer

Lee Welch’s original and inventive fantasy romance Salt Magic, Skin Magic was one of my favourite books of 2018.  Like most of those who read it, I was excited to read the work of such a gifted new author, and I’ve been eager for more of it ever since.  In Seducing the Sorcerer, Ms. Welch once ...

B+
Wet and Reckless

Wet and Reckless is book four in the sexy contemporary Private Pleasures series by Samanthe Beck, and it’s filled with the same hot good times as the previous books in the series. Roxy Goodheart is a musician, but she’s gotten herself into a spot of trouble. Having shoplifted her own guitar f ...

B+
Kidnapped by the Viking

Under the name Megan Crane, Caitlin Crews has plenty of experience writing faux-Vikings in her dystopian Edge series. I was curious to see how she’d do with an actual Viking in a genuine Dark Ages setting. The answer? Pretty well! In 918, the real-life Lady of the Mercians (daughter of Alfred t ...

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Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 6

Rachel Kramer Bussel’s annual collection of romanterotica has once again graced our Kindles, e-readers and bookshelves, and this collection is just as delightful as the last.  I liked it rather better than the previous volume, as this one feels more consistent. As always, the submissions invol ...

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After Hours

It takes extraordinary authors to make extraordinary books out of ordinary people. Fortunately, Cara McKenna has what it takes. Erin Coffey earned her LPN while nursing her dying grandmother, so Larkhaven Psychiatric Hospital is her first professional position - one she only took to be close to h ...

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Turn Up the Heat

When I reviewed Serena Bell's So Close (Tierney Bay #1) earlier in 2020, I remarked that it was set in the same locale as a 2015 book that I had read and loved by this author called Turn Up the Heat.  At the time, it was no longer available in stores but I'm happy to share that it has now been re-r ...

B
Make You Burn

Before starting this Megan Crane’s Make You Burn, I suspected that I didn’t like motorcycle club romances. Now that I’ve finished it, I know for sure that I don’t, because if I did, this is a book I would love. Sophie Lombard’s father – ‘Priest’ - led New Orleans’s Deacons of Bo ...

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Living in Secret

Jackie Ashenden’s Living in Secret is an erotic exploration of a marriage in trouble and the third story in the author's New Zealand set Forbidden Desires series.  Connor and Victoria have been separated for a year and are on the verge of divorce but Connor can't make himself sign the papers, des ...

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The Red

As I read Tiffany Reisz’s The Red, at different times I was admiring, disappointed, spellbound, and horrified. At no point, though, did I want to stop. I doubt I’ll read it again, but damned if memorable quotes from it aren’t stuck in my head somehow. Mona Lisa St. James owns an art gallery ...

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Disturbing His Peace

Prior to reading Disturbing His Peace, I had never read a police romance; and after devouring this one, I cannot believe I have missed out on such a glorious sub-genre. I tend to shy away from alpha-male romance heroes, so cop romances usually fall into the ‘way too manly’ category for me, but T ...