REVIEW Funny, sexy and sweet... this book was a little morsel of yummy. From the very funny start when this couple first meets to their sweet reunion, Tariq and Kiera just fit. There's no incredibly unbelievable falling love but rather a gradual feeling of connection. I liked this author's take on bringing two people together. Both main characters were well-developed and highly likable. The quirkiness and originality even in the tiniest aspects of the book made it a standout for me. Loved it.
5 Chocolate dipped strawberries and the Ultimate Indulgence Book Award!...more
I'm not sure quite how to describe Luxie Ryder's latest story. I think I'll start with the first words that come to mind.
Dark. Haunting. Creepy.
And yet beneath those words there's something else.
Sexual. Provocative. Beautiful.
I love it, its as simple as that. The first time I read it a shiver went through me and I hastened to read it again. There is something in this story that struck a chord with me, and whilst it is far from the sort of vampire, dare I say romance?, that I usually read, I thought about it afterwards. To my mind this is the mark of a good story. When you think about the characters afterwards, wondering... I said romance didnt I? And though you might not get that at first, it certainly does have a romance to it. A creepy, dark kinda romance but one all the same.
I definitely recommend this short read. It will excite and haunt you, and you'll think about it for a good few hours afterwards. ...more
Worth Dying For is, hands down, the best story of the summer! I loved these characters, the setting, and the undeniable bond that these two forge. MalWorth Dying For is, hands down, the best story of the summer! I loved these characters, the setting, and the undeniable bond that these two forge. Malachi is an amazing character. I would love to find more leading men like him. Amber’s character is a firecracker. I was impressed with her grasp of tough ideas and her tenacious nature. There were several secondary characters, and they all kept this story flowing at the perfect pace. The sexual scenes were different, and I am afraid to say too much for fear of giving too much away. Everything about this story was amazing and I highly recommend Worth Dying For as a very entertaining erotic romance!
Soul Bound is nicely written contemporary paranormal with warlocks and magi. Ms. Ryder kept me entertained and almost giddy with anticipation of what happens next for Jess and Nathan. I really enjoyed Soul Bound and I hope there are more stories involving the Magi.
Soul Bound was a fast-paced read. I found the characters and the plot enjoyable. The sex was romantic and sweet. ...paranormal and erotic romance readers will enjoy this quick, sexy escape. 4 Tea Cups!
Do you wish that your partner could hear your every thought and experience your every feeling and sensation during lovemaking, creating a perfectly symbiotic erotic event driven ever higher by the hunger and responses of one other? This unusual love story contains that and other exciting and surprising details of mythical and fantasy fare. This riveting tale grabbed me instantly and sent me on a breathtaking and sometimes astounding journey with its unique ideas and suspenseful romantic tension.
This believable and entertaining tale has magic, mythic and rare quality romance, mystery and a perfect dose of sex so sensually hot that I was transported magically into the story itself! I couldn't get the whole reading experience out of my head, and was moved to ask Ms. Ryder, 'Why, oh why did it have to end so soon?'
My advice to everyone is, go get a copy of, Soul Bound. I'm sure you will be glad you did.
5 Star review from JERR - 'Worth Dying For is, hands down, the best story of the summer!'
Worth Dying For is, hands down, the best story of the summer! I loved these characters, the setting, and the undeniable bond that these two forge. Malachi is an amazing character. I would love to find more leading men like him. Amber’s character is a firecracker. I was impressed with her grasp of tough ideas and her tenacious nature. There were several secondary characters, and they all kept this story flowing at the perfect pace. The sexual scenes were different, and I am afraid to say too much for fear of giving too much away. Everything about this story was amazing and I highly recommend Worth Dying For as a very entertaining erotic romance!
Amber's life has been turned upside down. On a trip to study the native flora on an island with an overzealous co-worker, disaster happens, and Amber is almost killed by a landslide. Though she can't remember a thing, her co-worker swears a giant with super-human strength saved her. Knowing too much can be deadly, and before Amber can think, her co-worker is murdered and a giant of a man tells her he is her only chance to live.
Bane can't believe he has risked everything for Amber. She may remind him of his dead wife, but there is something else, something he doesn't understand. His kind will do anything to hide their existence from the world, and his interest in Amber unleashes a sequence of events that will probably end with the death of both of them. Bane will do anything to save Amber, even if it means going back to the vampiress who made him and who disgusts him beyond all else.
Being a huge Luxie Ryder fan, I was thrilled when I found out she had a new book available, and as usual she does not disappoint. This is a story with an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride and plenty of va-va-va-voom. Worth Dying For will spice up your day and heat up your nights with its sexy tale of the paranormal. The characters are well-written with a wonderful depth that will entrance the reader.
I especially enjoyed Bane. He is such a strong alpha character with a little bit of a soft side to make him very likable as well as sexy as hell. His devotion to right the wrong he has committed is memorable. I love a good, strong character with a bit of badness, and Bane fits that description wonderfully. The interaction between Amber and Bane is both sexy and engaging. They both are unsure of what life is going to deal them, and they are afraid to admit how they really feel.
I continue to enjoy Ms. Ryder's style of writing and hope she keeps the stories coming....more
Reviews copied from BookWenches, Two Lips and CoffeeTimeRomance Reviews:
Rating: 5+ Bookwenches Keeper: I also love the fact that Luxie Ryder can fit tReviews copied from BookWenches, Two Lips and CoffeeTimeRomance Reviews:
Rating: 5+ Bookwenches Keeper: I also love the fact that Luxie Ryder can fit three exciting, passionate and sweet love scenes in a book that is only fifty-six pages, along with a complete and well told story. She didn’t skimp on setting the scenes, or making her characters realistic, and I never felt like I was missing any part of the story. That is a sign of a great writer. Dance like Nobody’s Watching is a funny, fast paced and light hearted story that was a hoot to read. Well done Ms. Ryder; well done.
TwoLipsReviews Rating: 5 Lips Recommended Read: The chemistry between Sherrie and Ty is very sexy. There is magnetism between the two that they cannot possibly ignore. When they do come together in intimate moments, the sex is combustible. I really enjoyed reading Dance Like Nobody’s Watching. It was a well-written, fast-paced read. I was so engrossed in the great storyline that Ms. Ryder had spun, that I didn’t want it to end. I would definitely recommend this book to lovers of the contemporary romance genre. So, if you are looking for a new romance to read, I can wholeheartedly say that Dance Like Nobody’s Watching is a good place to start if you like romances with happy endings.
Dark Diva Reviews: This was a wonderful short story sure to make even your seasoned romance reader pant and sigh. Dance Like Nobody’s Watching by Luxie Ryder is sexy and fun. She made this book flow smoothly and gave enough information to snag your attention. Ty is a sexy, sweet guy in which I only once wanted to slap him. LOL He’s a dancer for a TV dance show and can have any lady he wants, except the one he truly wants. Can he convince her that he wants only her? Sherrie is a strong heroine, which I found myself rooting for throughout the story. Her disability did not stop her. So when the sexy Ty came on to her, what’s a girl to do? The plot of the story was heart touching, but every great romance needs a bad girl to stir the pot. Diana was a true contender. Will she make it or will Sherri wise-up to her tricks? You can only find out if you read Dance Like Nobody’s Watching. Ms. Ryder, thank you for this story; your fans will love you for it. Rated 4 1/2 Delightful Divas by Deb!
CoffeeTimeRomance Reviews 4 Cups: Dance like Nobody’s Watching is a beautiful and soulful tale. I loved how Ms. Ryder added sensuality, romance, and humor to this novel. It gives it a quality that I find endearing and had me turning pages as fast as I could. The way Sherrie fights with Ty about her disability, only to realize how she is belittling herself, makes this book seem that much more realistic and gives the reader the chance to relate to her. This book is one hot commodity and something you can definitely look forward to enjoying.
4.5 STARS: Mama's Charm is a captivating story that will seize your attention from start to finish. This was my first experience reading anything writ4.5 STARS: Mama's Charm is a captivating story that will seize your attention from start to finish. This was my first experience reading anything written by Luxie Ryder, but it definitely won't be my last. The love scenes are hot, hot, hot! Once Martine and Wade give into temptation, they can't seem to keep their hands off each other. This book caught my eye because it's set in New Orleans, LA. I'm from the area and can tell that Ms. Ryder really did her homework. The references to New Orleans and the surrounding areas are very accurate. Delve into Mama's Charm today, I can guarantee you won't be disappointed.--Reviewed by Victoria Lyn, Manic Readers Reviews
4.25 RATING: "I enjoy a story that is not the run-of-the-mill romance, and that is exactly what Mama's Charm delivers. The chemistry between Wade and Martine is hotter than hot, and left me looking for a fan to cool me down. Martine's strength and willingness to do what she must to protect Wade is a wonderful quality. The darker side of the book just adds to the appeal of this book. The style of writing is a bit different; it is written from both Wade and Martine's view, and I found this to enhance the story. It worked very well for this reader. Ms. Ryder has done a fine job of telling a story that will appeal to everyone." -- Teagan S. Boyd, Bookwenches
5 Bookmark review from Wild on Books FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY is a refreshing unique contemporary romance that I thoroughly enjoyed. I was riveted by the cha5 Bookmark review from Wild on Books FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY is a refreshing unique contemporary romance that I thoroughly enjoyed. I was riveted by the characters and read the entire story in one sitting.I highly recommend this hot steamy love story and I look forward to reading many more stories written by Ms Ryder.
Mahaira Fatima Rating: 4 Stars Heat level: H For One Night Only is indeed very entertaining mix of spine tingling twists and red-hot loving!'
5 Star Review Reviewed by Anne Boling for ReviewYourBook.com 08/08 For One Night Only is a sizzling love story. You could feel the sexual tension between Bethany and Reuben. The characters worked well together and were well-developed. The plot caught my attention and held it to the last word. Great summer reading ...more
For the Love of Jake is successful in bringing an unusual twist to erotic romance. The fact that Jake is a ghost and is pushingCopied from BookWenches
For the Love of Jake is successful in bringing an unusual twist to erotic romance. The fact that Jake is a ghost and is pushing for a threesome is quite unexpected. His abilities to engage in sexual relations with Hallie brought a great dimension to the story. His limitations only add to the storyline. Hallie is afraid to let go of the past and the comfort Jake brings her. She loves him and always will. Aidan knows what he wants and that is Hallie. He isn’t afraid to go after what he wants, and I really liked his character, and couldn’t help but a root for him. I recommend this book to anyone that likes their romance with a unique twist.
5 BLUE RIBBONS: "With enough naughty nookie to satisfy any lover of sexy romance and two sinful heroes, THE COWBOYS AND T(Copied from Romance Junkies)
5 BLUE RIBBONS: "With enough naughty nookie to satisfy any lover of sexy romance and two sinful heroes, THE COWBOYS AND THE ENGLISH TEACHER makes for a very steamy read. I enjoyed the paranormal angle supplied via the boy at the party, as well as the numerous love scenes between the heroine and the heroes. Ms. Ryder approaches the ménage concept from a slightly different angle, but the ending product is very enjoyable. Well done!" -- Noelle, Romance Junkies...more
5 BLUE RIBBONS: "Three for the Rodeo was an excellent story. The love scenes between Kyle, Gabe, and Sadie were scorching. Ms. Ryder did an amazing jo5 BLUE RIBBONS: "Three for the Rodeo was an excellent story. The love scenes between Kyle, Gabe, and Sadie were scorching. Ms. Ryder did an amazing job portraying the emotions and relationships between the three main characters, and she really showed how different the men's feelings for Sadie were. All in all, Three for the Rodeo was a very entertaining read." -- Noelle, Romance Junkies
4 CHERRIES: "The three have an interesting chemistry and dynamic to their friendship. Each character brings something different to the table and definitely helps to make this a wonderful read. As a whole, this was a great read that I enjoyed immensely." -- Lilac, Whipped Cream
4 STARS: "Three for the Rodeo is a good story. I appreciate the fact that each character has his or her own personality and while I enjoy sweet characters like Kyle, I love the dark brooding characters like Gabe. Sadie is the perfect down home, get-her-hands-dirty-too personality. She is perfect for this storyline and I really like her.I have to say, if you like your cowboys with personality and leading ladies with a mind of her own, Three for the Rodeo is the ideal choice for you." --Stefani Clayton, Just Erotic Romance Reviews
4 KISSES: "This was a good, fast read by Luxie Ryder that will be sure to warm you up now that the weather has become cooler. Who needs a sweater? Just pick up this book by Ms. Ryder and get all hot and bothered!" -- Laura, Two Lips Reviews
"Three for the Rodeo is an interesting look into a ménage, which is not a lifestyle but more on a one time fantasy. I think Ms. Ryder did a great job in setting the stage for making this scenario believable, not all writers of erotica are capable of doing this. I enjoyed Three for the Rodeo and think you will also." -- Tanya, Joyfully Reviewed ...more
"Two Cowboys for Christie will make any skeptic in the possibilities of a ménage ready to sign up for a couple of cowbCopied from Fallen Angel Reviews
"Two Cowboys for Christie will make any skeptic in the possibilities of a ménage ready to sign up for a couple of cowboys of their own. The flashback in the beginning helped set the tone of uncertainty for the hope of a future for these three characters. The steamy yet tender love scenes were graphic but well written. Luxie Ryder has a way of making the reader forget their moral compass and root for a three-way relationship." -- Diana P., Fallen Angel Reviews...more
4 Bookmarks: "I have a personal love for rodeo cowboys and reading about menage so I was looking forward to reading MIDNIGHT RODEO by Luxie Ryder and4 Bookmarks: "I have a personal love for rodeo cowboys and reading about menage so I was looking forward to reading MIDNIGHT RODEO by Luxie Ryder and I must say I enjoyed it. The sex between the characters was sizzling! For readers who have never read menage and might want to give a menage story a try this would be a good book to start with. Ms. Ryder is a great character writer. All in all, a sizzling read!!!!! I am looking forward to the next book in the MIDNIGHT COWBOY Series!" -- Daria Wright, Wild on Books
4.5 Blue Ribbons from Romance Junkies - MIDNIGHT RODEO is the first story in Luxie Ryder’s MIDNIGHT COWBOYS series. This story kicks off this series with a rousing plot that leaves readers salivating for more. Talia, Reb and Cody’s intense relationship captivates the imagination and keeps you guessing at what will happen between them. This is a story that had me laughing one moment and on the verge of tears the next and anxious for a resolution to the whole situation. After reading this story and falling a little in love with these characters myself I’m anxious for the next book in the series and the rest of the series because resisting a sexy cowboy is futile even at the best of times. ...more
"Sacrifice by Luxie Ryder is a spicy little vampire story to set your pulse a racing. This book has an unbelievable cast of characters, and a plotline sure to please any paranormal reader. The backdrop makes me feel as if I am there among all the action.
You have two amazing leads, Hallie a sweet loving gal who lost her heart to the new stranger that came to town. Once she knows his true secret will she stay or turn and run? Hallie actually has a take no crap side to her that makes me happy as a clam. I mean…come on she needs to be strong with what is coming for her. Oh then there is Ethan, YUM! Even before his vampage he was one hot commodity. With this awesome lead in and one evil Vampire named Silas is there any wonder why this short book is a spine chiller.