SinfulReads Blog http://sinfulreads.com Home Of The Erotic & Steamy Romance Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:07:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Review: Debt Inheritance by Pepper Winters http://sinfulreads.com/review-debt-inheritance-by-pepper-winters/ http://sinfulreads.com/review-debt-inheritance-by-pepper-winters/#comments Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:07:30 +0000 http://sinfulreads.com/?p=5336 Debt Inheritance by Pepper Winters
Series: Indebted
Source: Purchased
Published by Self Pub Genres: Dark Erotica
Goodreads
Purchase at: Amazon three-half-stars
Nila Weaver’s family is indebted. Being the first born daughter, her life is forfeit to the first born son of the Hawks to pay for sins of ancestors past. The dark ages might have come and gone, but debts never leave. She has no choice in the matter.

She is no longer free.

Jethro Hawk receives Nila as an inheritance present on his twenty-ninth birthday. Her life is his until she’s paid off a debt that’s centuries old. He can do what he likes with her—nothing is out of bounds—she has to obey.

There are no rules. Only payments.

REVIEW:  There are times when we crave a story that can break the mold, a story that is capable of putting us on edge, capable of putting our head on a spin and our heart in turmoil. Debt Inheritance is one of those stories. When I came across Debt Inheritance I was looking to find something different, something that didn’t reflect on stories I have read before, or sounded similar to stories that have been buzzing around Twitter & Facebook.

Debt Inherent is the story of a cruel and old legacy left by a family that was wronged many years ago, a legacy that despite time it still lives in the life of those who maintain the tradition trying to make right what was once wrong. Nila Weaver comes from a wealthy family, a family that for many years have maintain wealth and financial freedom through the their work in textiles, and which has pass from generation to generation.

Nila is an accomplished fashion designer, a young woman who despite her wealthy life, she dedicates her time to working and keeping her face out of the spotlight of cameras and gossip magazines. Though in her 20s, Nila lacks the experience most girls her age posses, always kept in the dark and under heavy protection from her brother and father, not able to do much besides work. Nila’s life takes a turn when she meets the stone cold Jethro Hawk. A man she has never met before but a man who seem to put her father on alert, a man who seems to keep his control safely guarded and cold as he keeps his heart.

The story flows nicely following each characters turmoil, indecision and demons. The way in which the story develops takes us into a slow and detailed world of old money, tradition and a sect like family that keeps their promises and their past close by. I enjoyed the premise of the story, new and unexplored. Two families both wealthy, one indebted by the actions of the past, a legacy of money, lies & a chain of intriguing events make this story one of its kind. The way in which each family keep its secret adds the needed suspense, the tasks “debt payments” combine sex and pain, which are not always supposed to be pleasurable but due to the connection & attraction between Nila & Jethro the line between pain and pleasure crosses path more often than intended.  The characters are interesting, not necessarily unique but worth exploring, their history unexpected yet enjoyable, their actions reckless but satisfying. I enjoyed every aspect of how this story flows, the sense of “real” is easy to accept. I enjoyed the sex, the innuendos, their reactions and inaction, their realizations and acceptance, their exchange and dialog, the combination of all of this makes Debt Inheritance an interesting first book.
If you enjoy stories with manipulative men, dark family history and dirty laundry Debt Inheritance is for you.

Do I recommend this book? Yes!

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Early Review & Giveaway: Blyssful Lies by J.C. Cliff http://sinfulreads.com/early-review-giveaway-blyssful-lies-by-j-c-cliff/ http://sinfulreads.com/early-review-giveaway-blyssful-lies-by-j-c-cliff/#comments Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:00:47 +0000 http://sinfulreads.com/?p=5325 Blyssful Lies by J. C. Cliff
Series: Blyss
Source: Author
on Dec 16
Published by Self Pub Genres: Dark Erotica
Purchase at: Amazon four-half-stars
Learning how to survive in her new world, Julianna has no choice but to play “The game of Life.” Except it's Nick's game, and his rules apply. Captivity, drugs, and submission are the cards that are dealt, and it's a losing game.  Biding her time as she waits for her rescuers, it's far from smooth sailing, because all too quickly the rules abruptly change as Nick takes matters into his own hands…

As the drama unfolds, and hesitating to interfere, Travis has everything to lose should he decide to step in, including his life.
 It's opposition at its finest – freedom versus control as Nick and Julianna face the ultimate battle of wills. While Travis has the uncanny ability to manipulate her with a single touch, Nick struggles to conquer her body, mind, and soul. It's every man for themselves as each have their own secret agenda, including Julianna, whose plan is simple: survive.

REVIEW: Blyssful Lies is the second installment in the Blyss Series. The story starts right where Blyss left off, Julie is recuperating from a confrontation with Nick. I was skeptical at how good the 2nd installment would be, considering I felt the first book in the series “Blyss” left me feeling like there was not much substance to the characters and the plot. I am happy to say that I was blown away this time around by the quality of this installment. The characters are a lot more developed and intriguing, giving me exactly what I expected to see and feel from them. The sense of uncertainty that I felt when reading Blyss has dissipated and a sense of contentment as been put in its place.

The plot has thickened and it brings a new development to the story. Julie and Travis are on the run; Travis felt it necessary to take Julie away from Nick not without considering the retaliation and the force in which he would attack. However, there is the possibility that is it not just Nick trying to get Julie back. The situations in which these three characters have found themselves are a creation of the world in which they live in. Nick though again we don’t get much from him has promised revenge and I am looking forward to the cruelty to which I am sure he will subject both Julie and Travis. Nick is showing his vulnerability, however his control and strength keeps his mind steady while his heart is in turmoil.

Julie has gone from frail and scared to a tigress ready to pounce and take control of her life and do anything necessary to make it happen. I think there is more to Julie than her beauty, her character feels a lot stronger now than she did before. She shows a stronger voice and her actions mirror her thoughts. Travis on the other hand is acting on impulse and that surprised me. I felt that he was in control, opposite to Nick’s volatile persona; however that hasn’t proven to be the case. Travis is letting his feelings drive him; his heart has decided what’s best for him and Julie without judging the eminent danger in which they have put them both. The author has done a superb job exploring the feelings and emotions of these characters. She has given us a more mature Julie and a very vulnerable Travis without portraying him as weak. Nick sees control slipping from his hands and that is something I would’ve liked to see more of. The author has given us a lot more of Julie & Travis relationship, their feelings are being exposed and their attraction and sexual tension has grown exponentially. It is a treat to see them interact, their dialog flows easily, their banter is sexy and their sexual encounters explosive.

I am really happy to have read this second installment. Blyssful Lies is explosive & sexy. The action and sense of danger brings the most needed balance to the story without taking away the dark, romantic and sensual flow of the story. The plot is provocative and hasn’t steered away from its dark and painful nature while the characters have maintained and developed whole new levels of control, sadism and promise of pains. I am a big fan of anti—heroes and that is why I am rooting for Nick. I think readers will feel captivated by the new developments, by the romance and the possibility of great danger.

Do I recommend this book? Hell Yeah!
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Early Review: The King by Tiffany Reisz http://sinfulreads.com/early-review-the-king-by-tiffany-reisz/ http://sinfulreads.com/early-review-the-king-by-tiffany-reisz/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:48:23 +0000 http://sinfulreads.com/?p=5301 The King by Tiffany Reisz
Series: The Original Sinners
Source: NetGalley
on Nov 25, 2014
Published by Harlequin MIRA Genres: Dark Erotica, Erotic Romance
Goodreads
Purchase at: Amazon five-stars
Cunning. Sex. Pure nerve. Only this unholy threesome can raise him to his rightful place as a rule of Manhattan's king kingdom.

Bouncing from bed to bed on the Upper East Side, Kingsley Edge is brilliant, beautiful and utterly debauched. No carnal act of chemical compound can relieve his self-destructive heartache—only Søren, the one person he loves without limit or regret. A man he can never have, but in whose hands Kingsley is reborn to attain even greater heights of sin.

Kingsley's plan to open the ultimate BDSM club—a dungeon playground for New York's A-list—becomes his obsession. His expertise in domination can't subdue the one man who wants to stop him. The enigmatic Reverend Fuller won't rest until King's dream is destroyed, and so the battle lines are set; it's one man's sacred mission against another's…

REVIEW: My favorite Erotic Romance writer Tiffany Reisz is a genius. She continues to amaze me with her sinful, smart, complex yet funny and amazing stories. This time she gives us The King – Kingsley beginnings. How he came to be the King of kink but not without showing us first the broken heart and amazing life of a man we have come to lust after. Kingsley is my favorite character after Søren and a character that has proven to have been the master mind behind the most exclusive kink club in Manhattan.

The King introduces us to a young Kingsley, a man who pushed himself to do things in the name of love and self-preservation. The King is almost an exploration of what pushed Kingsley to become The King of kink. This story takes us back to when Kingsley was 28 years old, rough and plagued with memories of torture and love, an anger so deep that blind his heart while also giving his heart a purpose. I love every aspect of this story, it slowly explains many things we have always wonder about Kingsley, his refrain from forming attachments, his reluctance to fall in-love and his inability to put aside his raw and undeniably sexy desires.

The King didn’t become who he is by mistake nor by chance, his life from the moment Søren left to the moment he return to Kingsley is filled with angst, suffering, seduction, play and  a lot of sex.  While we get to see a whole different man, the 28-year-old Kingsley is far from typical. With the looks of a model and the sex drive of a bunny he exudes danger and raw pleasures. I loved every bit of Kingsley as a younger man. He never strays far from his need of raw pleasures of sex and pain and that’s exactly why it makes him one of my favorite character. Though we get to see a very vulnerable King we also get to see him wear his love for Søren on his sleeves. The story goes into more details of what happened to Kingsley during his time in the French Foreign Legion, his tortured after being capture, his suffering and his PTSD that brought him to his knees. All of that suffering and dark moments is what made him the man he later become. It is hard to see a character who exudes so much power being brought to his knees by pain and suffering from past tortures & experiences.

The beauty in this story is that not one of the characters mentioned become irrelevant, every one of them has a role and makes an impact in Kingsley life. Their time as part of Kingsley’s life served a purpose and taught him lessons, from loving them to ruin them they entwined in ways not many authors can convey. I love the complications, the betrayal, the seduction and the sex, there is not an aspect of this story that makes it typical. Reisz has found the way to give us a deep and raw story of a man who devoted his life to offer others the beauty of pleasure and pain.

If you are yet to read any of Tiffany Reisz books I must make you aware you are missing out. Her stories combine amazing characters and plot that are unique to her writing. She draws the reader to feel and experience the characters needs and desires in ways that not many authors can manage to carry out. Cross to the dark side of The Original Sinners and I promise you will love this wild ride.

Do I recommend this book? HELL YEAH

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Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Blyssful Lies by J.C. Cliff http://sinfulreads.com/cover-reveal-blyssful-lies-by-j-c-cliff/ http://sinfulreads.com/cover-reveal-blyssful-lies-by-j-c-cliff/#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 17:15:29 +0000 http://sinfulreads.com/?p=5280 by J. C. Cliff
Series: Blyss Trilogy
Source: Author
Published by Self Pub Genres: Dark Erotica

Release Date: December 16, 2014

Synopsis

Learning how to survive in her new world, Julianna has no choice but to play “The game of Life.” Except
it’s Nick’s game, and his rules apply. Captivity, drugs, and submission are the cards that are dealt, and it’s
a losing game.  Biding her time as she waits for her rescuers, it’s far from smooth sailing, because all too quickly the rules abruptly change as Nick takes matters into his own hands…

As the drama unfolds, and hesitating to interfere, Travis has everything to lose should he decide to step in,
including his life.
 It’s opposition at its finest – freedom versus control as Nick and Julianna face the  ultimate battle of wills. While Travis has the uncanny ability to manipulate her with a single touch, Nick struggles to conquer her body, mind, and soul.

It’s every man for themselves as each have their own secret agenda, including Julianna, whose plan is simple: survive. Blyssfull Back~~~~**~~~~~**~~~~~

 jc-cliffAbout The Author

J.C. Cliff is an independent author who strives to deliver a strong story line, keeping the reader captivated throughout. She loves the element of surprise, creating unique twists and turns while creating thrill and suspense. Oh yes, and lets not forget, making a little explicit romance happen in between.

She’s a die hard 80’s rock’n roll fan, loves the ocean and salt water fishing. What does she do when she’s not raising kids, running a business, and doing all the tasks that come with being a wife and mother? You got it – writing. It’s the ultimate escape from reality when the ocean isn’t nearby.
Contact J.C. Cliff: Facebook |Goodreads | TwitterBlyssfulLies  FullGet Blyss by clicking in the links below

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In The Spotlight & Giveaway: Heat (The Stark Affair) by Skylar Cross http://sinfulreads.com/in-the-spolight-heat-the-stark-affair-by-skylar-cross/ http://sinfulreads.com/in-the-spolight-heat-the-stark-affair-by-skylar-cross/#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 17:11:46 +0000 http://sinfulreads.com/?p=5265 Heat by Skyler Cross
Series: The Stark Affair
on October 22nd 2014
Genres: Adult Erotica, Romance
Purchase at: Amazon
Book 1 of the 4-book series THE STARK AFFAIR by Skylar Cross
Colton Stark is filthy rich. A billionaire playboy who drives fast and plays hard, he enjoys an endless stream of party girls… at his mansion, on his yacht, and in his private jet.He’s also top of Miami-Dade Police Department’s list of suspected narcotics traffickers.Tough girl cop Sofia grew up on the mean streets of Miami, unafraid to kick anyone’s ass. When asked to investigate Colton, she doesn’t even consider it a challenge.
Until she comes face-to-face with Colton Stark’s penetrating blue eyes.After a steamy meeting at his South Beach club, Sofia finds herself playing a dangerous but sexy game with her own principles. As evidence mounts of Colton Stark’s dirty dealings, together they spark a bonfire of passionate heat.Mature content. 18+ only.

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I see him.
I gasp.
Our eyes meet.
Damn! Colton Stark is looking right at me.
And I’m looking right at him.

Fuck.

Wait, that’s good. That’s what I want. That’s what I’m doing here, right?
Just didn’t think it would happen so fast.
I can’t help but look at him for longer than I should. He’s wearing a dark shirt and pants with a navy blazer. His clothes seem to glisten, or maybe it’s the lights.
The stubble is in place. His hair is messed up without being messed up, if that makes any sense.
His eyes are deep. His posture is commanding. Much taller than the pictures suggest. 6’3” I’d guess. Maybe 6’4”.
Zing!
No, Sofia, not here!

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Review: Captivating Bridge (Tempest #3) by Michelle Mankin http://sinfulreads.com/review-captivating-bridge-tempest-3-by-michelle-mankin/ http://sinfulreads.com/review-captivating-bridge-tempest-3-by-michelle-mankin/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:00:38 +0000 http://sinfulreads.com/?p=5246 Captiativng Bridge by Michelle Mankin
Series: Tempest #3
Source: Purchased
on May 19, 2014
Published by Self Pub Genres: New Adult Erotica
Format: eBook
Goodreads
Purchase at: Amazon four-half-stars
Warren "War" Jinkins is that guy.
The bad one. Tempest's ex front man, an arrogant rock god.
The only thing larger than his ego is his capacity for self-destruction.
His bad attitude has cost him. His woman. His best friend. His band. Everything.

Shaina Bentley is that girl.
The good one. Hollywood's pink candy-coated sweetheart.
The star of Pinky Swear, television's top rated teen show.
She's been practically perfect since that horrible day. But she's starting to crack under the strain of being everything to everyone.

He's a one man island. She's a fragile captive soul. Is love a current too dangerous to cross or will it be the bridge that brings them together?

REVIEW: Captivating Bridge is War’s story, one I was looking forward to and happy to have read. What I like about War is not just his talent and his bad boy persona, I also loved the way he was described as sexy, broken, with a black heart and deliciously dangerous.

We all know War from his outburst of anger and his over the top personality that kept putting himself and those around him in situations that were less than desirable. War had a horrible childhood, an absent father and a less than loving mother, his reality was always rough, he was always getting in trouble and his though personality was part of his charm.

I enjoyed this story for many reasons, it showed up that behind every tough and uncontrollable guy there is a bleeding heart. I liked how the story focused so much in his feelings and how beautifully exploited they were. I was eager to find out what would trigger deeps emotions, how much was he willing to give in order to find that one woman who would forever heal his heart and make him the man he was destined to be. I enjoyed how brutal and raw his feelings were, how deep his suffering went and how his childhood affected him in ways that defined him as a man. Though I not always agree with how he acted and reacted to things on regards to his friends and relationships with women I do understand that at times the heart has a different plan from what your head and mind seems to have. I think the author explored War’s demons beautifully, giving us a man who was not only broken, but who was guided by mistrust. She also gave us a guy who finally understood that life has a lot more to offer, and a man who was willing to show the world who he really was. His qualities went beyond that of a great artist, he knew when he was ready to change his life around and how much the people around him cared. I think that the author portray the reality of many people, the lack of substance in their life and how much love can change and affect us all in many ways.

War’s story clearly explores the reality of an artist, a man who even when he is surrounded by people and fans still holds a deep, hallow and dark hole in his heart that is almost consuming and suffocating.  His reality wasn’t any less or any more than the reality of a regular person, but his deep sense of self-destruction showed us how deep and uncertain life can become without the love and support of friends and family. I think Shaina was the perfect female character for War. Even with flaws and a damaged heart, she understood that their heart needed mending and they found in each other the needed support, understanding, and dedication to do just that. Her need to help and love those around her made her especially likeable because she was selfless and caring, giving War exactly what he needed. I think the author gave us the perfect story and end to War’s bleeding heart. I found myself hurting for him, he is my favorite character of the series and I am very glad to see him finally happy. A great story about second changes and found love, redemption and forgiveness.

Do I recommend this book? YES!
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Review: Master Over You: A Dark Romance Novel by Cerys du Lys & Ethan Winters http://sinfulreads.com/review-master-over-you-a-dark-romance-novel-by-cerys-du-lys-ethan-winters/ http://sinfulreads.com/review-master-over-you-a-dark-romance-novel-by-cerys-du-lys-ethan-winters/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:00:47 +0000 http://sinfulreads.com/?p=5224 Master Over You by Cerys du Lys & Ethan Winters
Source: Author
Published by Self Pub Genres: Dark Erotica
Goodreads
Purchase at: Amazon three-stars
This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
There's a monster in every closet, and I'm in yours.  My name is Noah. I'm not a nice person. This isn't cupcakes and candyland, love.  I'll take you, break you, and offer you to the highest bidder without a second thought. You're mine now. It's business, nothing personal. You wouldn't understand, and I'm not going to explain it. Sorry, love, you don't mean a thing to me. Just know that there's a monster in every closet, and I'm in yours.

Author Note - This dark romance novel contains themes that may be discomforting to some people. If you are sensitive to depictions of violence, then this book is not recommended for you.  There is a light at the end of every dark tunnel, no matter how dim it may seem

 

REVIEW: Master Over You is a very dark romance novel. There are times when stories are too raw, too painful and all together to much to handle. Master Over You is one of those stories. The plot develops around human trafficking, a subject that is not only dark, raw & painful but one that holds a certain fascination.

When I requested this book for a review I was expecting something dramatic, painful, filled with angst and raw emotions. I got exactly that, the story tells about the dark minds behind the act, and suffering of the victim of abuse, it also gives us the story of two characters that after suffering horrendous circumstances take a path for the worse. The plot was gripping and the characters crafted to show their darkest nature.

The characters are broken, ruined and violated in ways that would forever altered their future and their nature. I think that aspect of the story was beautifully exploit. However, the way in which the story flows between the two main characters is not what I expected. At some point during the story, we as readers are supposed to connect and be able to identify with the characters we read about. Angeline & Noah are very different, they are not your typical characters. One can’t identify Noah as the hero nor can one identify Angelina as the heroine. As characters they both have strong voices and strong personalities, however the lack of interaction and dialog between these characters makes it almost impossible to connect with their suffering and anguish.

The plot deals with each character separately, they both seem to be going on different paths. Neither Angeline or Noah maintain an open dialog, their inner monologue makes it difficult to connect them in a way that supports their love story, each held anger, passion and disturbing emotions that made them unique and passionate yet incompatible. Their hate runs deep, their sadness perhaps justified but their actions and reactions made them at times feel like there was no connection and that their love story was forced.

The story has a lot of repetition, Noah’s constant declaration of who he is and what does was a bit distracting. Noah’s inability to communicate and express his emotions was disconcerting. Angeline’s constant need to hurt Noah was exhausting and unnecessary. Though both characters shared a terrible past, they did not seem to share the same passion for the future. Their love did not have a strong foundation, Angeline’s anger and Noah’s detachment did not seem enough for a happily ever after, yes their sexual chemistry was high and explosive that did not give them enough to hold on to. Love doesn’t feed on sex, there is more to a relationship than the sexual connection, it needs passion, it needs understanding and mutual respect. These two characters did not do it for me.

The story is about second changes and found love, redemption and forgiveness. If you enjoy dark romance, dirty mouth anti-hero and an almost psychotic anti-heroine Master Over You is the story for you. Do not expect sweet talk and loving talk between the characters, do not expect undying love and acts of heroism. There is none of that, but do expect however a man who calls his woman a bitch and who seems to be more in-love with her body than her heart and soul, and who is unable to speak with passion or love to the woman he has promised to spend the rest of his life.

Do I recommend this book? Undecided
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Review: Blyss (Blyss Trilogy Book #1) by J.C. Cliff http://sinfulreads.com/review-blyss-blyss-trilogy-book-1-by-j-c-cliff/ http://sinfulreads.com/review-blyss-blyss-trilogy-book-1-by-j-c-cliff/#comments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:47:21 +0000 http://sinfulreads.com/?p=5215 by J. C. Cliff
Series:
Source: Author
Published by Self Pub Genres: Adult Erotica
three-half-stars
Blyss is something the world has been trying to create since the beginning of time, the ultimate aphrodisiac. A drug that's used against women with one single purpose in mind….

Julianna Oakley has just finished up her junior year at college and flies home to spend her last free summer with her father on their prestigious Georgia estate. Julianna isn't your typical spoiled, rich girl, prima donna. She's down to earth and has an independent streak a mile wide, insisting she make her own way in this world.

Nick has been setting the stage for a long time, and sparks fly when their separate worlds collide. She is Nicks' ultimate obsession, and he will stop at nothing to own her.
When Travis, Nick's right hand man, lays his eyes on the prize all hell is about to break loose.

Travis should know Nick is playing for keeps, and while Julianna is fighting for her freedom, a lifetime full of secrets and twisted perceptions slowly unravel as Julianna gets caught in the fray.

REVIEW: Blyss is the first book of the series by the same name and the debut novel by J.C Cliff. Blyss is not your typical romance book, while it does have romance and very spicy sex scenes it also explores an interesting and explosive topic, sex trafficking. The characters are not necessarily complex and can be easily compared to others we have read in the past but that did not deter me from enjoying it.

Julianna Oakley is the daughter of a very affluent man, one who keep hidden a very dark secret. While I am not particularly attracted to “innocent” female characters I find Juliana to be a charming, sweet and funny. Not necessarily one that I would confess to love and admire but one I can see growing as a character.

The story pretty much flows slowly without major incidents until Julianna is kidnapped and forced into a world she knew nothing about. Not only is she exposed to the world of sex trafficking but she is also exposed to an experimental drug that “enhances” women’s libido in ways never experienced before, giving the story an interesting twist.

The male characters are exactly what we have come to expect, sexy, beautiful, sexual, and experts in the art of sex. Travis who is the “hero” and Nick the “anti-hero,” have unique qualities but again nothing we haven’t seen in other characters before. While I would’ve liked to get to know Nick a bit more, the story focusses entirely on Julianna and Travis exposing their new found attraction and the awaking of feelings they didn’t think it was possible to experience. The author does a great job exposing Julianna’s feelings and the intensity of her turmoils, her new sexual awakening and her attraction to Travis, while at the same time exposes her internal debate between her guilt and her attraction towards her captor.

Though we can experience Travis strong voice, there is a lack of background on Nick making us weight his importance in the first book, which allows for a fairly easy prediction that book two will focus entirely on him. References to other books and characters were inconsequential to the story and unnecessary in certain scenes. I felt there was a lack of description and perhaps not enough background on sex trafficking and its consequences, which I think would’ve added the dark twist I was expecting to find in this story. Overall, I think the Blyss series has the necessary ingredients to pick the interest of readers who enjoy Fifty Shade of Grey, The Dark Duet & This Man Series.

Do I recommend this book? Yes

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Review: Slow Satisfaction (Struck by Lightning Series) by Cecilia Tan http://sinfulreads.com/review-slow-satisfaction-struck-by-lightning-series-by-cecilia-tan/ http://sinfulreads.com/review-slow-satisfaction-struck-by-lightning-series-by-cecilia-tan/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:47:58 +0000 http://sinfulreads.com/?p=5199 Slow Satisfaction by Cecilian Tan
Series: Struck by Lightning
Source: Publisher
Published by Forever Genres: Adult Erotica
Format: Paperback
Purchase at: Amazon four-half-stars
James has finally pushed Karina beyond her limit--not her limit for kinky sex play, but for his extreme secrecy. She has had enough and breaks things off. But James won't give up on Karina and will do whatever it takes to get her back. He's ready to share his deepest, darkest secrets, but is Karina ready to hear them?

James offers Karina not only the truth but a place at his side... onstage. He wants Karina to star in his final musical production and enter his life and his world fully and completely. As the two work together, they rekindle the trust and love they'd lost. But James's world is full of deceit. When he is blackmailed by an unscrupulous music industry executive, James must give in to unreasonable demands or risk exposure of his and Karina's secret sex life.

Will Karina and James's love be strong enough to withstand the many obstacles being thrown their way?

I was super excited when I was given the opportunity to read Slow Satisfaction – book 3 of the Struck By Lightning series by Cecilia Tan. It brought back the amazing, sexy, sensual and mysterious James. A man whose identity was a mystery and whose kink and dark desires brought all those hot scenes that can put Christian Grey to shame!

I got really into this story from book one (Slow Surrender) – from the moment I met James I knew his character was going to be different. Being a musician and an artist overall I knew this would make him different from many of the other stories I have read in the past. If you have been keeping up with the series you already know how much has happened between James & Karina. From their first meeting to their encounters at a sex club in London everything that had developed between these two characters had molded their relationship and strengthen it. I like how well and slowly the author brought their feelings out, it wasn’t that love at first sight, but it was a feeling of comfort and connection.

I think Karina is perhaps one of the few characters I have read in Erotica that isn’t portrait as the damsel in distress that has come to be so predominant in romance and erotica in general. Karina has a very strong voice, her independence is a burst of fresh air, her non-sense type of attitude made her even more likeable and her easy to relate personality was even more surprising.

James on the other hand is a lot more reserved, he slowly gets into the readers heart by showing concern, care, passion and lust which I must say is perhaps one the hottest things about him. Slow Satisfaction takes us into a kinky journey, a journey of discovery, pleasure, pain and lust that awakens all our senses and one can’t help but enjoy every bit of it. Cecilia Tan has written a story that will resonate for a long time, a story of trust, love, discovery and understanding that can’t be compared. I love every aspect of this story, from the characters to the many settings and locations from NY to London to Vegas is unique. The artistic side of it, the creativity is sometimes lost in many stories but Slow Satisfaction bring it all together nicely.

The sex scenes were hot, the interaction between James & Karina were spicy and explosive. From sex in a roof top to sex on a bungee jump, I can tell you that the author’s imagination goes from awesome to dirty and I wish I could live in her head for just a few minutes. The dirty talk, the lusty insinuations and the sexuality that both characters feel is outstanding. Slow Satisfaction is everything I expected it to be. The perfect closing of the curtains to a story that had a fantastic ending, an ending that didn’t promise a future of undying love, but it promised a future of unimaginable sex and fun.

Do I recommend this series? Yes!
Can’t wait to read it? Buy the trilogy now! — NOW AVAILABLE IN KINDLE AND PAPERBACK


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Review: My Hunger (An Inside Out Novella) by Lisa Renee Jones http://sinfulreads.com/review-my-hunger-an-inside-out-novella-by-lisa-renee-jones/ http://sinfulreads.com/review-my-hunger-an-inside-out-novella-by-lisa-renee-jones/#comments Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:46:21 +0000 http://sinfulreads.com/?p=5185 My Hunger by Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Inside Out
Source: NetGalley
Genres: Erotic Romance
four-stars
While Chris and Sara have traveled to Paris to avoid the chaos of press and police after the tragic night we'd shared, I have stayed to face the reality of what has happened. But there is no peace to be found in facing the truth, and no truth to be found in the confessions that have been made and retracted. I am a Master, all about control, and yet right now, facing great tragedy, I feel as if I have none. With my club and my relationships of the past in the spotlight, I find sanctuary in the one place I've promised I will never be again, but cannot seem to resist. Her arms.

REVIEW: If you have been following  the Inside Out series and the novellas  closely you have probably experience all sort of emotions, from sadness to sexual excitement. My Hunger is the next novella that explores Mark’s inner demons and feelings after learning his submissive Rebecca is dead and that his mother was diagnosed with cancer. While he is still trying to come to terms with Rebecca being dead, he is also trying to understand the new obsession that plague his mind and body. I have enjoyed the thrill of the novels and now that we have these novellas to fill in the blanks I am enjoying whole story and characters even more.

From the beginning I have been a big fan of Mark, I find his character to have the complexity and mystery that Chris character lacks. Though both have demons and tons of issues I think Mark shows  more confidence and that I find it to be a lot sexier than his looks. I enjoyed My Hunger because once again we explore Mark feelings, feelings he isn’t always used to experience and therefore his battle with his heart and mind makes him the more interesting. I think this story even as short as it is has a lot more substance than some of the other novellas in the series. I think Mark is more engaging and dynamic in this novella than he was in Master Undone. I enjoy his vulnerability, the situation and the stress that he is going through are making him lose control, the control he has fought so hard to maintain. But while I think his control makes him the man he is, his vulnerability makes him more desirable and I think that’s what makes Mark’s character better as a whole.

My Hunger is a great continuation to the Inside Out Series, it keeps us entertaining and wanting more, giving us glimpses into Mark’s mind and heart, a heart we thought didn’t beat and didn’t know love. I can’t wait for the next installment. I am looking forward to seeing Mark experience more loss of control and I want to see how far his buttons can be pushed before he burst.

I think Lisa Renee Jones has done a fantastic job creating a character like Crystal Smith. She is the female version of Mark, not in the dominating and forceful ways but in ways that requires calculation, patience and the need to experience sex on a level that requires the body and soul to become one. The sexual connection and tension that exist between these two characters is explosive. Crystal is reserved and mysterious while Mark is possessive and dominating. Both characters have very strong minds and personalities and their clashes are not only sexy but at times quite realistic and fun.

If you haven’t read the Inside Out Series I recommend you do, Chris & Mark will keep you quivering. The mystery behind the journals and the sexual awakening of some characters bring to the series the needed balance to make it a page turner. Buy the books now and enjoy the ride!

Do I recommend this book? YES YES!
Can’t wait to read it? Pre-Order now!

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