The Bite of Winter by Lauren Smith is the first book (novella) of her Love Bites se4 out of 5 for this reader folks!
That was a quick and yummy read!
The Bite of Winter by Lauren Smith is the first book (novella) of her Love Bites series. Featuring two Irish Vampires and one lucky lady who is about to experience life in a whole new way, I have to say I was completely engaged in the story the entire time.
Zoey is a little more than down on her luck. Living on the streets, feeling hopeless and struggling to make sense of what happened to her life, there is no surprise when she finds herself brutally attacked and left for dead.
Ian cannot stand to see this small woman suffer. Out on the streets to feed, he finds himself wanting to save this wee mortal and decides to intervene and feed her his blood, healing her wounds. One small problem .. he can’t seem to leave her be, so he scoops her up and takes her home knowing he’ll have to deal with his friend’s wrath.
Conner, harden with time of mourning and loss, is floored that Ian would bring home another mortal … especially after losing their mortal mate many years ago. Something about Zoey is calling to him however, and before he knows it, he is doing things he’d never thought he’d do .. again.
Off we go in a menage romance full of fun scary vampires and one girl who seems to have hit the jackpot. Add in a dash of Christmas, danger lurking, true mates and some hot smexy scenes, and you are left feeling quite satisfied. I am interested to see where this series is going, and what is coming next.
Okay so I have not been very kind with my reviews of this series, and that goes against my own views on book reviews3 out of 5 for this reader folks!
Okay so I have not been very kind with my reviews of this series, and that goes against my own views on book reviews as I have the utmost respect for an author who lays their talent out like that. Yes, they do so with the chance of receiving negative remarks but I have yet to come across any book that I can't seem to find a positive thing to say!
You know how I feel about David from my previous reviews, so I will not beat that dead horse, no redemption has been achieved in my opinion and honestly he has gone downhill further. Grace is annoying me as well because I see a SUB possessing the power and she is letting herself be walked all over!
AMBER the bitch villian and her sidekick Andrew (who I actually really liked but now not so much now) and written perfectly. My blood pressure shoots up with the unfairness and plotting that these two engage in. The sex is hot, VERY HOT and if you strip away all the emotion .. well you still have great sex! LOL
DAVID makes me so angry and I hope that Grace passes all these trials and then tells him to stick it where the sun do2 out of 5 for this reader folks!
DAVID makes me so angry and I hope that Grace passes all these trials and then tells him to stick it where the sun doesn't shine! Then I hope Grace goes and has naughty sex with a naughty guy who doesn't treat her as a throw away, but savours the gift SHE GIVES HIM when she submits!
HOT SEX .. YES INSECURITY .... YES ASSHOLE and ABUSIVE JERK .... YES KICK ASS VILLIANS .... YES
I love the smut, but it's the promise of something explosive that make the smut HOT and BELIEVABLE and ENJOYABLE!
SIGH .. I really want to love this series ... I am struggling!...more
I am really not loving this series and I am one who really loves my smut read. Crave like the first two stories is en2 out of 5 for this reader folks!
I am really not loving this series and I am one who really loves my smut read. Crave like the first two stories is enticing, I can say I liked it, was perhaps aroused by the smut level, but that extra UUMMPPFFF I crave when reading erotica is completely missing and therefore leaves me with an icky feeling.
I think the TRUST between a DOM and a SUB has to be written clearly, to make me appreciate and warm to the sex scenes. David who claims is a DOM is a clear cut asshole who I believe truely has no conscience. A DOM savours, protects and while thru a not so gentle hand at times, encourages success and relishes that their SUBS breakthroughs is what pleases a DOM. The constant threatening of what will happen is Grace fails and the non-committal attitude David seems to have towards Grace, makes me absolutely abhor him. Not so good when he is the main man in a story!
I will say however, that the villian Amber is written brilliantly. She is the most honest character of this series. Her plotting an planning is believable as she truely fears losing something she deems precious!
As I am reviewing for Netgalley, I will continue this series. I hope there is some way that I can see David in a different light .. I really do!
How does one even begin to review a book like this? I think this had to be the saddest, most emotional biography book5 out of 5 for this reader folks!
How does one even begin to review a book like this? I think this had to be the saddest, most emotional biography book I have ever read. I felt physically ill at certain times through this book at the abuse this woman went through. To come out, and live somewhat a normal life as she did and to be brave enough to put these words out there for people to read renders me speechless.
This is the biography of Linda Lovelace. Linda's pornography film "Deepthroat" was the beginning of mainstream pornography that we have in today's society. The movie Lovelace, recently released, prompted me to research this woman as I had heard bits and pieces before but never the whole story.
Linda had a tormented life. She grew up with an overbearing, cold mother who I believe was the beginning of Linda's downfall (although in all honesty her mother really believed she was protecting her daughter). Linda became pregnant at an early age and was forced to give the baby up for adoption. Trying to get out from under her mother's thumb, she meets Chuck Traynor and is convinced he is her ticket out.
Chuck abuses Linda throughout their entire relationship. He controls her, manipulates her, threatens her, beats her (you can see the bruises on film), scares her and uses her as a cash cow. He also teaches her how to "Deepthroat" which is what is sold as her talent to the pornography business and is what makes her "unique and special". Some of the scenarios described in this book are unbelievable ranging from sex with animals, gangbang, severe BDSM play and prostituted out. She essentially was Chuck's pet who was trained to respond the way he wanted her too.
Linda never received ANY money for the 600 million dollars that "Deepthroat" made. She fought to get away from Chuck many times, and finally was successful.
Before her death, she did get to live a somewhat normal life, married to a good man who was a provider and she also became an activist against pornography. There is a video interview out there that really struck me hard .. she pretty much says, those that watched "Deepthroat" watched my rape over and over again! That brought tears to my eyes!
I am not going to comment on the writing or content of this book .. I was so captivated and horrified by her story that to be honest, I cannot even remember what the structure was like .. maybe that's the sign of a good story .. I don't know!
Do not read this book if you are easily offended. This is a descriptive read and certainly not for the light hearted.
I do hope wherever Linda's soul is now, she is at peace. She certainly deserves it!...more
Man oh MAN .. that was one hot read! I am surprised my e-reader didn't explode! LOL
Cyn is our leading lady. She has4 out of 5 for this reader folks!
Man oh MAN .. that was one hot read! I am surprised my e-reader didn't explode! LOL
Cyn is our leading lady. She has been seriously lusting after her two best friends Chris and Jared for quite some time. So long in fact that she has taken to writing out her fantasies in her diary. But she fears that these two hotties only regard her as their little sister like friend that they need to protect. HAH! Little does she know!
Chris and Jared (twins) do have a protective streak with regards to Cyn but it's not coming form a big brother like place. They have wanted her for a long time and have been waiting for her to exhibit signs that she is ready and wants them too. Reading her diary has done just that.
Quick and sure, these two set upon a serious naughty seduction of Cyn. They expose her to a lifestyle that they are committed to and show her the workings of their personally owned BDSM club. They tell her that they want her to be a part of this lifestyle with them and they want to have a menage relationship with her.
Cyn struggles with juggling two guys at once thinking only black and white. Chris and Jared show her the shades of grey are try to get her to admit that it's appealing and worthwhile!
Of course, every smutty read had to have that element of danger (at least the smutty books I like ..lol) A man from Cyn's past has set his eyes on her once again and places her in danger. Also, Cyn has to break through to one of the brothers who is holding back.
If she is going to live this way, she is going ALL IN!
HOT BOOK that has it all! Menage, BDSM, voyeurism a bit of girl on girl and male on male (no not the brothers .. ewwww ...lol) If you are into all that, you'll love this read! :)
HAPPY READING! :)
copy provided by NetGalley for an honest review! ...more
I really enjoyed this story! It wasn't as smutty as I would of thought (there are some hot scenes don't get me wrong), but I found that I loved all thI really enjoyed this story! It wasn't as smutty as I would of thought (there are some hot scenes don't get me wrong), but I found that I loved all the characters and appreciated them fro what they brought to the story! If you like menage with a bit of suspense and a HEA then this book is for you! :)...more
For those of you have not ventured intreview at The Reading Cafe 09 Aug 13
5 out of 5 for this reader folks!
Man, when did Eric get so sexy??? LOL
For those of you have not ventured into this series, put down whatever you are reading and check it out. Especially if you love HOT ROCKERS who can rock it out in ALL PLACES that doesn't just include the stage! WINK!
Wicked Beat by Olivia Cunning is the fourth book in her Sinners Series (although the pub dates are messed up as Olivia had some conflict with her publishers). Eric Sticks is the funky hair, goofball, voyeur, tall and all around fun guy of the group. Throughout the series he was my least fave character but after reading this book ... *fans myself with a hearty sigh* he has moved up that list!
Rebekah is a rebel in her own making. She has some mental and physical damage from an illness and tries to live her life to the fullest although she has some justified fears. She is also the sister of the sound board guy Dave and has offered to assume the position (in more ways than one .. teehee) for the band while her brother recovers from a serious injury (read the previous books for more details on that)! She is fresh out of school and knows that an opportunity like this only comes once in a lifetime so she feels she has much to prove. She also has been crushing on Trey Mills (another hunky member of the band) forever and sees this as a chance to live out another opportunity. What she doesn't count on is falling for Eric.
Right from the beginning, these two have incredible chemistry. They have the same off beat humour and feed off each other. Eric is instantly in love with Rebekah (Eric is the naive, wholehearted, puppy love, awkward guy in the group that is seriously underestimated) and his band mates, especially Trey, try to tell him to slow down. All Eric knows is he has to follow his heart!
Rebekah, throughout the book begins to realize her dream guy isn't Trey, but in fact the quirky guy that is just as into fixing classic cars, dying hair all kinds of crazy and kinky sex ..... Eric. We also know that every good book has to have an antagonist of sorts. Well this lies with Rebekah's former ill intending fiancee and her bible thumping controlling mother.
Okay .. so this book is not for the faint hearted! While there is a great story here, there is also some VERY KINKY SEX. These two love to role play and they have sex often, in many ways, and have included a third party at times. The scenes are written HOT, descriptive and ABSOLUTELY LOVING!
For a guy that wasn't even on my radar at the beginning of this series, he sure came to the forefront. Olivia Cunning sure did him justice and I am looking forward to reading more!