Review: Daisy and the Dead by Sarah Bale

May Contain Spoilers

When I saw this on Netgalley, I started salivating.  I LOVE zombie stories!  All of the running and fighting and trying to survive – I find zombie stories irresistible.   What I didn’t realize before I hit the request button is that Sarah Bale writes erotica.  That’s not a deal killer for me, but when I read books with zombies, I want ZOMBIES.  Not spankings and heroines who defiantly proclaim they won’t be sleeping with the big bad leader of the gang who saved her – and promptly jumps into bed with him. Without protection (which the hero claimed to always use, until sleeping with our heroine) during a zombie apocalypse, where an unplanned pregnancy would certainly spell disaster. Not to mention STDs. It’s not like there’s a doctor on every corner anymore. Smh.

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Review: Devil’s Own by Megan Crane

May Contain Spoilers

Review by Poo Penny

OMG. I cant even help myself. These are such guilty pleasures at this point. I have tried to tell myself I don’t like them, and maybe I didn’t at some point. But you know what, I do now. Or at least, this one was great. Angst, sex, a little story, and best of all, it took me out of reality for a few hours. Working 12 hour days really gets to a person after a while.

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Review: Until November by Aurora Rose Reynolds

May Contain Spoilers

This was a free book I found through the Shameless Book Club on Facebook, so I knew it was going to be a little smutty. That was fine with me, I am currently looking for books that are more fluffy and less serious anyways. This book was kind of cute, but I don’t know how I feel about Asher… He is a strange character. One moment he is possessive and extremely asshole-y, and the next he thinks that by being cute he can get away with it, and November lets him. Now, I am not saying that he was all bad, or that she was a total pushover. But this is definitely the kind of book where there is a dominant male character, and the female is submissive, but not in a bdsm sort of way. He was a very alpha male, and some people really like that. I like it to be more equal.

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Review: REAL by Katy Evans

Real

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From Amazon:

A fallen boxer.

A woman with a broken dream.

A competition…

He even makes me forget my name. One night was all it took, and I forgot everything and anything except the sexy fighter in the ring who sets my mind ablaze and my body on fire with wanting…
Remington Tate is the strongest, most confusing man I’ve ever met in my life.

He’s the star of the dangerous underground fighting circuit, and I’m drawn to him as I’ve never been drawn to anything in my life. I forget who I am, what I want, with just one look from him. When he’s near, I need to remind myself that I am strong–but he is stronger. And now it’s my job to keep his body working like a perfect machine, his taut muscles primed and ready to break the bones of his next opponents . . .
But the one he’s most threatening to, now, is me.

I want him. I want him without fear. Without reservations.

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Interview with Karen Kelley, Author of Smoking Hot and Giveaway!

Please welcome Karen Kelley to the virtual offices today! I asked Karen some questions about her latest release, Smoking Hot, so check out what she has to say.  After, enter for a chance to win a copy of Smoking Hot!

[Karen Kelley] Hi Everyone and thanks for the warm welcome!

Describe myself? I’m an introvert–although a lot of people would disagree! I discovered early on in my career that if I’m around writers or readers who love romance as much as I do then I become an extrovert. The first time I walked into a writers group meeting I knew I had come home. The first time I talked to readers who shared my love of reading romances, I was in Heaven!

The Good Girl series was from an idea brewing for a long time inside my head. I combined humor, paranormal and erotic romance. The challenge was the combination of all three elements.Dillon’s a nephilim, half angel/half man who breaks more rules than he keeps. He would love to answer every naughty prayer Raine has ever had, but Raine is in serious danger. Dillon can only fulfill her every fantasy if he can keep her alive. This is the third book but they’re all stand alone. Where There’s Smoke came out first, then Where There’s A Will and now Smoking Hot. I hope everyone enjoys them!

[Manga Maniac Café] Three words that best describes Raine?

[Karen Kelley ]Loyal, headstrong, tempting

[Manga Maniac Café] If Dillon had a theme song what would it be?

[Karen Kelley] When A Man Loves A Woman.Of course, he doesn’t realize this. Raine aggravates the hell out of him.

[Manga Maniac Café] One thing Raine is never without?

[Karen Kelley]Her gun. Well, she has it most of the time. She’s a cop.

[Manga Maniac Café] What three things will you never find in Dillon’s bathroom?

[Karen Kelley] A demon (they wouldn’t dare!), a woman (they cause more trouble than they’re worth), and a bandaid (nephilims heal really fast)

[Manga Maniac Café] What is Raine’s greatest regret?

[Karen Kelley] Not being able to reach her father after her mother ran off. He slipped into a world of his own making and it didn’t include her.

[Manga Maniac Café] What are your greatest creative influences?

[Karen Kelley] Hands down, other authors! I love reading. Music also works for me. Scented candles.

[Manga Maniac Café] What three things do you need in order to write?

[Karen Kelley] Pen, paper and the germ of an idea. I’ve gone back to my roots. I’ve discovered that just writing things on paper starts ideas rolling. Sometimes I sit and doodle and ideas will start to form. Doodling helps get rid of all the clutter–the mental lists that clog my brain. Who really cares if I didn’t run to the store and grab a gallon of milk? Now, a bottle of merlot is a whole different story!

[Manga Maniac Café] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?

[Karen Kelley] I’m currently reading an older Nora Roberts book. Man,she nails characterization!

[Manga Maniac Café] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?

[Karen Kelley] Easy, Rosemary Rogers, Sweet Savage Love. I was always a reader, but after that book I couldn’t get enough to read.

[Manga Maniac Café] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?

[Karen Kelley] Travel. Or make plans to travel. I think half the fun is planning trips. We’re looking for an RV and plan to retire in one. That’s our dream. What’s your dream? And what are you doing to make it/them come true?

[Manga Maniac Café] How can readers connect with you?

[Karen Kelley] www.authorkarenkelley.com Anyone can join my free newsletter group.

[Manga Maniac Café] Thank you!

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About the book:

Working the graveyard shift at the sheriff’s office is hard work. And Deputy Rain McCandless is busy keeping her dog-napping grandfather out of trouble all day. So when a sexy intruder claims to be an angel then warns her she’s going to die, Rain starts to wonder if she’s going off the deep end.

Dillon Taylor isn’t exactly an angel–he’s a nephilim. He doesn’t live by the same rules as angels or humans, but there is on rule he doesn’t like to break: never get involved with mortals. But the old man’s granddaughter is in danger and it couldn’t hurt to change fate just this once…could it