Review: Sierra Cartwright’s Hawkeye Series

Hawkeye One: Danger Zone

by Sierra Cartwright

Series: Hawkeye; Next Book: Bend Me Over

Genre: BDSM LGBT Ménage

Who’s watching you…?

The highly specialized Hawkeye team protects the world’s most valuable things, secrets, even people. But now one of their own needs protecting. There’s a cool million dollar bounty on Dom Wolf Stone’s head. Trouble is, Stone’s a loner and doesn’t want the help.

That doesn’t stop his submissive and former lover, Nate Davidson, or another determined agent, Kayla Fagan, from showing up at his Colorado ranch, uninvited. The spark, the anger, the hurt is still there between Wolf and Nate, and their first kiss reignites the flames that time and distance have not diminished. With Nate’s help, Wolf uncovers Kayla’s unexplored submissive tendencies. Under the Dom’s unyielding instruction, Kayla explores her sexuality in ways that make her dizzy.

For Wolf, there’s nothing better than having two very different, very willing, very pleasing subs at his command. But Kayla and Nate both want more. In addition to his love, they want him to give up control long enough to share his life completely. And that’s the one thing Wolf is incapable of giving.

Hawkeye Two: Bend Me Over

Genre: BDSM Multicultural

Tall, dark, handsome, and oh-so dangerous.

That’s Trace Romero, Aimee’s new bodyguard. Aimee has no desire to share her home with anyone, especially a Hawkeye operative who invades her space and thoroughly dominates her.

If it were up to him, Trace would be in a South American jungle, mixing it up with bad guys instead of playing bodyguard to the uptight college professor who makes him anything but welcome. But when he finds a stash of her BDSM novels, protecting the professor’s body suddenly gets more interesting.

Aimee would send him on his way, if her sister weren’t so concerned about the break in at her house, and if she hadn’t threatened protective custody. But protective custody might have been slightly less overwhelming than Trace demanding her complete capitulation, mind and body, and more — her total trust. But that trust may be the only thing standing between her and a madman determined to kill her.

I Loved this book. Bend Me Over was so hot I had to change clothes three times. I am going to go back and get the first one. Thanks Sierra for creating a spanking hot masterpiece.

Review: The Doctor’s Deception by Kathleen Grieve

The Doctor’s Deception

By Kathleen Grieve

Heart Surgeon Stone Lassiter has successfully transplanted beating hearts. It’s his own that is causing him the most agony. With a death bed promise to his fiancée, he’s driven to open a transplant center in her hometown, and arrives at Deerborne County General Hospital. Single minded in his focus, he inadvertently alienates the nursing staff he needs to make his dream a success. He sets his stethoscope on intensive care nurse, Faith Daniels, to improve his image. Nurse of the Year, Faith Daniels has passed every nursing exam, but when faced with the task of the MCAT, she has severe test anxiety. Burned by her ex-husband, who used her while she put him through law school, she has become focused on passing that darn exam, and achieving her own dream to become a doctor in her own right. Will the white lie Stone tells Faith jeopardize the love they find?

I found this book to be a cute and romantic book. It may have had a bunch of medical terms I was not sure of, but it didn’t take from the story. I fell in love with Stone and Faith and was cheering them on all the way to the end. The characters were well developed and I didn’t have to question anything. I recommend Ms. Grieve’s book to anyone who wants a little laugh and a lot of romance.  I now want to know what happens with their friends Jolene and Chad.

 

Review: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Wicked Lovely

by Melissa Marr

Rule #3: Don’t stare at invisible faeries.

Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty—especially if they learn of her Sight—and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.

Rule #2: Don’t speak to invisible faeries.

Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.

Rule #1: Don’t ever attract their attention.

But it’s too late. Keenan is the Summer King who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost—regardless of her plans or desires.

Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything.

Faerie intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr’s stunning 21st century faery tale.

This was my first ever YA series that I honestly liked. I am not a Stephanie Meyers fan. I like a little more “J’ne c’est pa!” but it isn’t in her series. Anyway, I have to admit when I am stunned and I am. I am amazed on three counts: 1) I was able to finish it, most YA I grow bored in the first 50 pages. 2) It was meaningful it had a point and a plot and was rather intriguing 3) It didn’t suck.

Some good points:

There were at least two bad words that I can remember.

I finished this book in a day.

Melissa Marr writes very well.

The characters just flat out appeal to me.

Some Bad points: None

It’s YA and I am a hardcore reader who loves to read erotica and paranormal. OMJEEZ!!! I am brainwashed to not like it because of the “no explicit sex scenes” problem.  But you know what?

It didn’t matter. The book did have cuddle time and some touching. I don’t think she came out and sex the characters were having sex. But they talked about going to bed together and closed the door. So hmm, to me that says insinuated sex scene. **I may have glossed over some things because I don’t want to spoil it for others.**

Well now with all that said, don’t go and tell anyone that I am converting from my beloved erotica, you could meet with an “Accident”, but I believe this book and this series is enough to make me curious and to possible *cough* buy Young Adult *cough* more often. So my Naughty little devils, I would get this book and then I would read everything else she has.  Because all the anguish, the awful decisions they have to make and the crap that gets dumped on them makes me feel better about my everyday humdrum life.

Negotiations by Vivien Jackson

Negotiations

By Vivien Jackson

Paperbag Press

[rating=4]

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Stuck in Barstow with car trouble is not the place to be on a carefree weekend. Greg begins to care a bit more after meeting his mechanic, Lindsay.  Just enough axle grease and a sweet ride of her own, to show off; Greg’s weekend turns out to be more than he bargained for. And there is more bargaining to do.

I have to admit that I am not a gear head. I don’t know a camshaft from a transmission.  I do however know how to call a tow truck, an auto shop and get a good deal. But this guy makes me look bad. Not only did he get great sex with a super hot woman; he also got his car fixed, all in one evening. That is freaking awesome.

Now there were a few things that I didn’t like, because I didn’t understand it all, car talk. I had to look up the car and get a good idea of what I was imagining. But once I did I could see the beauty in it. Though I think I t would be hard for the average reader to. This being the age of instant gratification, they are not going to be curious and look it up.

I do hope she writes more of the adventures of Greg. He really seems like the kind of guy that just likes to have fun. But maybe with a companion or best friend to make it really interesting. *wink wink* *nudge nudge*

 

Excerpt

“Lindsay looked vaguely surprised for a moment, but then she smiled, slow and knowing. And then, very deliberately, her gaze dropped, settling in somewhere south of Greg’s belly button. Her eyebrows hitched up, and she parted her lips. “Depends on how fast you want it done.” Greg swallowed. Whoa. Did she mean what he thought she meant? She couldn’t, she wouldn’t, and yet…    

“Sometimes it’s better if these things are done slow and right,” he said.   
Lindsay’s grin widened. “I agree totally. Step on into my office, and we can work up some figures.”

Amazon’s Curse by Gena Showalter

The Amazon’s Curse

by Gena Showalter

short Novella Ebook only

eHarlequin

[rating=5]

This book was exclusive to Amazon via Kindle users (at the time) I bought this book. It was a quick read and really added to the conclusion to the ending of The Vampires Bride, book four of the Atlantis series.

Zane, a fierce vampire warrior, has been enslaved by the Amazons. Nola, a lovely Amazon soldier, has been cursed with invisibility.  Now, these two stubborn enemies must overcome the pasts that haunt them and embrace a love that can set them free…

I really enjoyed this short book, well novella, not really a book length book. As I was saying, this was a great story. It had the closure we needed with Zane and Nola. We found out what happened after the end of book 4 and what might happen with book 5. (I find it hard to discuss this without giving away spoilers from the previous books. Its beginning to sound like I am a mafia man trying not to say too much, sigh.) So, like I was saying its a good quick read. Maybe a bag of popcorn and a soda but that would be all. Its not too dramatic but has lots of emotion and compassion, which the Amazon women are not really known for. So drop by Amazon or where ever ebooks are sold and pick this one up. It won’t be available in print format until May 2010 in the book INTO THE DARK. Which will also have two other of Gena’s short novels in it. Darkest Prison and Darkest Fire.

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Heart of the Dragon Bk 2

The Nymph King Bk e

Vampire’s Bride Bk 4