Friday, September 28, 2012

Review: Tempt Me by Olivia Cunning

For the five sexy rock gods of Sole Regret, finding love is easy, keeping it is hard.

One more night…

For almost a year, Madison has been Adam’s hook-up every time his band, Sole Regret, tours through Dallas. But in spite of the way he sets her body ablaze with passion, the occasional night of rock-her-world sex isn’t enough anymore. She needs a commitment and knows that won’t fit into Adam’s rock-star lifestyle. Madison will take one more hot-and-heavy night with the sexy musician before she cuts all ties with him for good. Even if she must break her own heart to do it.

To tempt him…

Life isn’t all bright lights and fan adulation for the lead guitarist for Sole Regret. Madison has seen Adam at his worst and still managed to bring out the best in him. Her cleverly concealed naughty side also brings out the beast in him. He’s never met a more tempting woman in his life.

Madison has no problem tempting Adam into her bed, but can she tempt his heart into taking a chance on love?

Tempt Me is the second novella in Olivia Cunning’s Sole Regret series. This 32,500 word erotic romance novella contains explicit sexual situations, including some rough backdoor lovin’, hair-pulling, spanking, and whole lotta dirty talk.

My Rating:


My Review:
Olivia Cunning is a master of the Erotic Rock Genre! I may have made that Genre up, but seriously every book I have read of hers that has to do with Rock Stars is so great! 

This wasn't the story I was expecting to come next in the series, but it is a story I am glad I got to read! While typically, I like more of the first meeting romance. Olivia did a great job of having this romance be between characters who have had a relationship for a while and yet make it still seem so fresh! 

Madison has a little birdie in her ear telling her that she can't let the "booty call" relationship she has with Adam go on anymore. While she know's she should listen to the birdie, she needs to see Adam one last time to see if things are at all salvageable. 

While experiencing sexual encounters that for her have been much deeper since day one, she can't deny the fact that it seems Adam's Rock Star life may be one she can't deal with anymore unless she wants to have her heart even more broken than it already is. Adam however, does not make leaving easy.

Olivia Cunning manages to tell a beautiful/erotic/complete story in 1/2 the length of normal novels. I can not wait to read more from the men in Sole Regret! 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Review: Captive in the Dark by C.J. Roberts

Caleb is a man with a singular interest in revenge. Kidnapped as a young boy and sold into slavery by a power-hungry mobster, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. For twelve years he has immersed himself in the world of pleasure slaves searching for the one man he holds ultimately responsible. Finally, the architect of his suffering has emerged with a new identity, but not a new nature. If Caleb is to get close enough to strike, he must become the very thing he abhors and kidnap a beautiful girl to train her to be all that he once was.

Eighteen-year-old Olivia Ruiz has just woken up in a strange place. Blindfolded and bound, there is only a calm male voice to welcome her. His name is Caleb, though he demands to be called Master. Olivia is young, beautiful, naïve and willful to a fault. She has a dark sensuality that cannot be hidden or denied, though she tries to accomplish both. Although she is frightened by the strong, sadistic, and arrogant man who holds her prisoner, what keeps Olivia awake in the dark is her unwelcome attraction to him.

WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, strong language, and graphic violence.

My Rating:


My Review:
How do you differentiate between Stockholm Syndrome and true feelings when you are in a situation that should do anything but bring out genuine feelings for someone?

This story is DARK to the extreme. Caleb is a man who is determined to be in control and break everything that Olivia is, it is his job. But what happens when Olivia begins to bring to the surface feelings that he never knew existed in him?

The two main characters are faced with major issues with their attraction and deepening of feelings and while they fight against it, things only progress. The internal battles of the characters were portrayed perfectly. 

This book explores dominant to the extreme and not in a BDSM way, but a dominating to break the spirit of someone way. But the erotic levels the scenes create are only heightened by the depth of emotions between the characters. 

Not the ending you would hope for as a HEA, but one that was just for the book itself and left an opening to a future book, I really enjoyed this read. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Blog Tour: Hainted by Jordan L. Hawk


I will have an Excerpt, Giveaway, and Review. First, Let's get to know the Author! 

M/M Paranormal 
Date Published: 9-3-12
Haint-working runs in Dan Miller’s blood. Not everyone can help the restless dead cross over, especially when the haunting threatens the Living. But the death of his parents six years ago forced Dan to give up his calling in exchange for raising his brother and sister, all the while struggling to keep their rural NC farm afloat.
So when the flamboyantly goth Leif Helsvin shows up on Dan’s doorstep looking for help with an evil necromancer, Dan’s first instinct is to turn him down. With two teenagers to look after, he’s already got all the trouble he can handle. Besides, the sexy Leif is too much of a temptation, and Dan is firmly in the closet.
But hiding from problems only makes them worse. When a friend dies at the hands of one of the necromancer’s haints, Dan realizes that only by helping Leif can he keep his family safe.
What Dan doesn’t know is that Leif has a terrible secret. And as the relationship between the two men heats up, it turns out that Leif’s past may cost Dan everything he’s fought so hard to save.
My Rating:
My Review:
Creating one Male Hero for readers to love is hard enough, but creating two in one book is a step above the hetero books out there. The fact that both male leads are so different in many ways yet both so lovable is great. 

Dan and Leif's inner battles and journey while coming to grips with their feelings for eachother are deeply moving. And with these inner emotional battles, on the surface there is a battle that will keep readers interested to the end. 

Multi deminsional characters and a plot that readers will be consumed by, Hainted is a great read and I can not wait for more from Jordan L. Hawk in the future! 

Leif snarled, his sword like a pure shaft of moonlight slicing the air. The haint ducked and wove, everywhere and nowhere all at once. It let out a sound half scream and half old man’s cackle, driving into Dan’s eardrums like knitting needles.
Dan darted in with the wand and was driven back again by the slashing claws. Leif took advantage of the distraction Dan provided, his sword a streak of light in the dark forest.
The haint was faster. It ducked under Leif’s guard and swung an arm into his chest with all the terrible strength of the dead. Leif went flying back into a tree, crumpled to the ground, and lay there limp.
Dan felt something snap deep inside. An inarticulate howl rose up from the bottom of his lungs, carrying on it all the fear and denial he could muster. Without conscious thought, he hurled himself at the haint, using all the force his coiled muscles could summon to swing the wand in a deadly arc.
The tip of antler smashed into the back of the haint’s head, the impact jarring Dan’s shoulder in the socket. A terrible shriek rose up from the haint, and the savage nails slashed impotently at the air even as they began to disintegrate into a thick, black tar.
“Hecate of the Keys, Open the Way!” Dan shouted, willing the haint to move on with all the force he could muster.
It shrieked again, even as hounds bayed somewhere on the edge of hearing. The world unfolded, as if a door swung open onto some vast space—then closed again, the dead man gone on to whatever awaited him.
“Leif!” The wand fell unheeded from his hand, and Dan stumbled through the swirl of disturbed leaves, reaching for the other man. No, no, goddesses of the Underworld, please let him be all right.
Leif struggled to his knees. “I’m fine,” he gasped. “It knocked the wind out of me, and I’ll have a pretty good bruise on my back tomorrow, but I’m fine.”
Relief shivered through Dan. Leif made it to his feet, leaning against the tree for support. “Thanks. I owe you one.”
Dan took a small sip of breath, meaning to say…he didn’t even know, exactly. The moonlight cut across Leif’s features, revealing every plane of his high cheekbones, the delicate sweep of his brow. His long, pale hair tumbled about his face, tousled and utterly mad, like some fey spirit from the very dawn of time.
Safe. Safe, and relatively unhurt, and yet Dan’s hands wouldn’t stop shaking. Heat and cold boiled in his chest, until he wasn’t even sure where fear ended and relief began. Gods, Leif could have died if he’d hit the tree wrong, and Dan needed to say how fucking glad he was Leif was okay, but he couldn’t get the words out past the storm of emotion in his chest. He took a step forward, and another, until he could practically feel the heat of Leif’s body. Leif’s eyes widened slightly, pupils dilating. The tip of his tongue licked his lower lip.
The unconscious gesture snapped the hair-fine thread of Dan’s control. He pressed Leif back against the tree, needing to taste those lips just once, to feel Leif’s heartbeat, to know they were both warm and alive.

Link to Buy 

Jordan L. Hawk grew up in the wilds of North Carolina, where she was raised on stories of haints and mountain magic by her bootlegging granny. After using a silver knife in the light of a full moon to summon her true love, she turned her talents to writing. Specifically, she writes hot m/m paranormal romance, where opposites attract and love conquers all—but only after battling the undead, evil sorcerers, and anything else she can think to throw at her heroes. 

This is the last stop on this tour, visit the others stops to see more reviews along with interviews and guest posts!

September10 - TE Garden of Books - Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
September 11 - The Jeep Diva - Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
September 13 - Literature Lovers Labyrinth - Review/Excerpt/Interview
September 15 - Between the Bind - Review/Guest Post/Giveaway/Excerpt
September 16 - The Adventures Within - Review/Guest Post
September 19 - Waiting on Sunday to Drown - Review/Giveaway/Guest Post
September 20 - The Bookshelf - Review/Guest Post/Excerpt
September 21 - Lizzy's Dark Fiction - Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
September 22 - Booklovin Mama's - Review/Giveaway/Guest Post/ Excerp
September 23 - M/M Romance Reviews - Review/Interview/Giveaway/Excerpt
September 24 - The Steamy Side - Review/Giveaway/Excerpt


I will have a Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway. First, let's get to know the Author! 

My name is Daniel, though I use the name Hypnotic Dreams as my 'brand' and my pseudonym. I
hold a BS in Engineering and an MS in Technical Communication. I worked as a contract technical
writer for 17 years, which gave me a broad range of experiences in several different industries.

I began studying hypnosis in the 1990s and joined the online erotic hypnosis community in 1998.
Redemption for the Hypnotist is my first full-length novel. I also have produced 19 hypnosis
MP3s, which are available on my web site.


A demonstration of erotic hypnosis leads to two relationships, one inspiring and creative, the other abusive and destructive.

Darren Braid was a respected psychology professor until a student accused him of trying to hypnotize her into sexual slavery.

The accusation was recanted, but the university dismissed him anyway. Feeling betrayed, Darren retreated into seclusion. But the
FBI believes that his exceptional skill with hypnosis and his tainted personal history make him the perfect undercover agent to
infiltrate a sex slavery ring.

Latoya Douglas works for the studio that’s fronting the slavery ring. She is a beautiful black woman and one of L.A.’s hottest

rap producers. Latoya will do almost anything to support her artists. She decides to 'manage' Darren, and remake him into an evil
mind-controlling genius. She becomes his lover and muse. She inspires and helps Darren produce a hypnosis program to make
women eager for sex with her rappers, and she helps find women to test the program. After three years of solitude, Darren finds
the relationship more inspiring and rewarding than anything he imagined. But he doesn’t know if he can trust her. Is she part of
the slavery ring, or trying to find her missing sister?

Marisa Martinez is a hotheaded young FBI agent. She asks Darren to hypnotize her to act submissive and obedient so she can get

close to the slavers. But the hypnotic programming works too well. Marisa is in danger of losing herself to the submissive role
and becoming a mindless sex toy. Can Darren restore her mind before she’s actually sold into sexual slavery?

My Rating:


My Review:

So I have never read about hypnotism. I have to admit I find it interesting and it was a unique theme to use in a book. As far as the story itself is concerned, I think that the balance between actual story and erotic sex scenes  was well done. 

Darren is a very dominating and swoon worthy male lead. Without anything else, I could have simple read about him alone. Latoya is a very sensual female character which leads to some very erotic scenes. 

I just really think that overall the use of erotic hypnosis in conjunction with law enforcement was very interesting read about. I look forward to reading more from him in the future! 

From Chapter 1

Darren's sport coat felt a little itchy. He hadn't worn it since he'd been dismissed from the university three years ago, and his
discomfort made him wonder if he'd had it cleaned since then. But the discomfort was more likely mental. He had been a
respected psychology professor and an expert in behavioral modification. He'd never given a sales demonstration before. Nor had
he ever considered offering his expertise to ensnare unsuspecting women into sexual slavery. But here he was, preparing to do

He glanced over the CD covers decorating Luv Bandit Muzic's lobby. None of the rap artists were remotely familiar — Darren's
taste leaned towards 70's rock like Boston, Foreigner and Toto — but that didn't matter now. He needed to prepare to give his
pitch. He summoned up a mental image of how he used to feel while preparing for class, and slipped into his old teaching frame
of mind just as the door to the office area opened.

A tall and well-muscled black man, wearing only jeans and a plain black tee shirt, quietly invited Darren inside. The man said
good night to the receptionist, who promptly turned off her computer, picked up her purse, and headed for the door. She smiled as
she passed Darren, granting him a professional wish for 'good luck' even though she appeared to have no idea why he was here.



 Daniel will be awarding the winner's choice of one of Daniel's hypnotic audios--choices can be seen here--to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Comment on any/all posts for entry. The tour dates can be found HERE

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Blog Tour: The Adventures in Fetishland by Slave Nano

In this bdsm re-invention of the Alice
stories Kim’s life takes an
unexpected twist when she is taken
from the massage parlour she works
in to a fetish fantasy world ruled over
by the Red Queen, a powerful

There, an intense psychological drama is played out between the two women as
Kim enters a journey into submission.

The Red Queen assumes different characters who torment Kim in a series of trials
ranging from the funny and strange to the sadistic and erotic. Kim is lured deeper
into this world by hints the Red Queen knows something about her past. Why
has she been chosen to serve this powerful female? Why is the Red Queen so
interested in her? When Kim finally finds out the truth, it is shocking and bizarre.

Slave Nano writes stories drawing on the
themes of female supremacy, goddess worship,
bondage, domination and submission, sado-
masochism and fetish, frequently in fantasy,
paranormal or historical settings.

His work usually has dominant female
characters and submissive males. His stories
explore the tensions between dominant and
submissive and the boundaries between pain
and pleasure, physical and mental bondage and
retribution and reward.
Slave Nano lives in Yorkshire in the United
Kingdom. He works full time and juggles his
writing with this. His work has been published by Xcite Books and House of
Erotica. Adventures in Fetishland is his first full length erotic novel.


The metal tips of her stiletto shoes clicked against the black and white chequer board floor tiles; each
step instinctively, without thought or effort, alternating between black and white. As she made her
stately progress across the tiled floor she mused on the aptness of the symbolism that reflected the
extremities of the world she inhabited and held sway over: darkness and light, cruelty and kindness,
pain and pleasure, humiliation and reward. She commanded over her domain like a chess master
playing a twisted and beautifully imagined chess game in which she, the Red Queen with a black
heart, orchestrated proceedings and her slaves were pawns. She stood before her gothic mirror and
admired her image reflected within its black cast iron frame. The Queen of Hearts was ready.

“How do I look Duchess?” she asked, turning to her transvestite companion and lady in waiting.

“I’m speechless, madam, really I am. You look absolutely stunning, a true fetish red queen,” she

She examined her image in the mirror carefully appraising every detail of her dress and make-up to
ensure it met her exacting standards. She held her body upright and smoothed the shiny metallic red
pvc panel of the ankle-length skirt, straightened her ruby encrusted tiara and made a final adjustment
to the black heart-shaped choker around her neck. Yes, she thought, she looked perfect.

She turned and stepped off the black and white floor tiles taking a few steps to face one of the male
slaves who served in her realm. His wrists were secured with leather cuffs, which had a rope attached
to them and threaded through a metal ring fixed into the ceiling pulled tight so that his arms were
stretched out. His ankles were similarly bound in leather cuffs and secured to rings set in the floor, his
legs stretched just wide enough to cause discomfort but for the soles of his feet to lie flat on the black
carpeted floor.

Hanging from him his balls was a large cast iron ball weight forged into the letter ‘N’. ‘N’ for Nemesis,
the Queen of Hearts smiled to herself, the name taken from the Greek goddess of fate and retribution
and one of the personas she adopted in the fetish fantasy realm she had created and ruled over. She
lifted the weight up and traced her finger along the letter and then let it drop heavily. The blindfolded
man gasped as the velocity of the falling weight stretched his balls. The Red Queen merely laughed
sadistically at his predicament. She gestured to the Duchess who, silently and secretly, stood

behind her helpless victim and lifted the blindfold from his eyes to reveal the vision of his mistress
transformed into the Queen of Hearts.

The cruel piercing blue eyes, framed in ruby streaked ebony hair, met her victim’s as the blindfold
was removed permitting him to feast his eyes on her. He gasped and then moaned in homage at
the formidable and ravishing presence before him. She stood there, her heaving cleavage held tight
in a shiny electric red pvc bodice festooned with black hearts and framed with a ruff in gold. This is
the part I love, she mused. The look in their eyes when she reveals herself; that look of mesmerised
devotion mixed with fear, fear of the unknown, fear of the seductive torment they know she is
capable of inflicting on them.

“So, are you ready to submit to the Queen of Hearts?”



Follow along with this tour here:
September 5 Guest blog
Roxanne’s Realm

September 6 Promo
Fang-tastic Books

September 7 Guest blog
Mila Ramos, Paranormal & Contemporary Romance 

September 8 Interview and review
Erzabet's Enchantments

September 9 Review

September 10 Guest blog and review 
Butterfly-o-Meter Books