Disclosure: this was a free for review read from Rooster and Pig publishing.
Meh. In the beginning of the book, I felt like I was getting to know a chaDisclosure: this was a free for review read from Rooster and Pig publishing.
Meh. In the beginning of the book, I felt like I was getting to know a character and a storyline. But then it took off into what I consider a straight guy's wet dream of lesbian lust. Okay, I am not so much a prude as to not have felt anything. There were hot places. But just about when I might feel an emotional bond or honest need, I read words I have read of straight erotica that always yank me back to reality.
New Hire was so much less than learning the ropes of a new company for the new hire. In fact, once the boss takes over, she takes over! I would have loved more fleshing out of the characters. No pun intended. I think the author tried, but just didn't quite get there.
Maybe it is just me. Try it and see if it is a book for you....more
I am loving this Tarot Witches series. Okay, it does get into more adult erotica but the stories are still quite interesting. The characters are fullI am loving this Tarot Witches series. Okay, it does get into more adult erotica but the stories are still quite interesting. The characters are full and flawed but lovable. This series takes you back to the beginnings as it were with werewolves and the worries those guys bring to the world. But now we have witches who are just learning that they even have that inner talent of magic.
This is the second book. The author sent me a free copy but then I bought the Amazon Kindle version so I could read it on any of my readers. But either way, I try to make my reviews as honest as possible. The most honest thing I can say here is that this series is not for children or young adults. New Adults and older is the audience the books are aimed for. If erotica or werewolves aren't the tea you drink, stay clear of this particular series. I love Sara's writing and her sense of adventure so I have been enjoying all her work.
I didn't always enjoy the werebeings but I started with S.M. Reine's Six Moon Summer of the Seasons of the Moon series and I couldn't stop. Now after all her different series which often overlap, I think I am caught up. Dare I say it? Last time I said it another two books were ready for me. I hope other enjoy her worlds like I do....more
Just when I thought I was caught up with the prolific Sara Reine's writings, there is more. After the last series which featured a male witch as the mJust when I thought I was caught up with the prolific Sara Reine's writings, there is more. After the last series which featured a male witch as the main character I saw this cover and thought it would be more of him. Not that Cesar is awful. He is actually amusing. But I love Ms. Reine's female leads better. Other covers of this book show a female, though so I took a chance. Not a big one. I planned on reading it regardless.
Warning, this is the first of a new series and this one is for adults only. There are erotic scenes that lean toward BDSM in nature. But the story is fun. The main character is actually Cesar's sister, Ofelia. It is the first time we get to see her side of the story. She now lives in a land between USA and Mexico where demons and other bad guys roam freely. She works at a bar as a stripper. Got your attention yet?
I read this one in one sitting. I couldn't stop reading. I love the idea that this series, Tarot Witches, nods to the Tarot, starting with the devil. Beyond that would be spoilers. If you like exciting adventures, this is it....more
I wish I could have written this review when I finished the book a few days ago. Alas, life. So let me see if I can remember my thoughts in the orderI wish I could have written this review when I finished the book a few days ago. Alas, life. So let me see if I can remember my thoughts in the order the book presented.
I remember being happy that the story started off helping the reader get to know the main characters and the ways they dealt with life.
Then I got unhappy because it seemed to go the way of a romance novel and I rarely like those.
THEN came the juicy parts; well presented and creatively done. I loved that there was a bit of instruction given so that those just learning of the different lifestyles can see the great extent of range from very vanilla to very peppered. I am glad that the characters were able to play and see what suited them rather than being strung up in the rafters as some books go. And I am glad that life tended to get in the way of lust, children at babysitters or phones that ring. Rare is the erotica that addresses RL.
It almost met my every need for a book of this genre. ;-)...more
YAY!!! I'm finished!!!!! I had so many thoughts about this book but the one I thought the most was, 'Why is this so popular?' Second only to, 'This isYAY!!! I'm finished!!!!! I had so many thoughts about this book but the one I thought the most was, 'Why is this so popular?' Second only to, 'This is boring as hell!' Third, 'Gosh, if young women read this hoping to find their own fifty shades control freak, they might think they can HEAL him. Then may find themselves dead.' This is a story. Period. Fantasy can be erotic. But these books seldom felt like erotica. Maybe that is my fibromyalgia speaking. When one lives with pain you start to realize how unsexy pain can be. I must admit that there were a couple scenes that were sexy but mostly I found myself hating the male and scared for the female.
So... if it was so bad, why did I give it 3 stars? Because about halfway through book two it started to pick up. I started to admire Ana. I thought maybe there might be hope for Christian. But this only lasted to the middle of book three. Suddenly the crazy action/adventure was over and... the career girl was nearly the most boring character alive again. And when I thought that I was at the final chapter I found there were three more to trudge through.
I did like that the books did a little in educating the public on BDSM but not as much as I think could have been. A small bibliography at the end leading to books and websites of information would have raised the trilogy to another star. Not that it is that hard to find those sites. It is well worth learning about the lifestyle. Honest people are on those sites to teach more than one may ever need to know. But in searching these one can learn of ones own sexuality. That is healthy for anyone to learn.
So I don't want to discourage others to read it. Just not something I ever want to read again....more
This was a freebie from author for Fourth of July (2012). Thanks!
Wow, since I have had this book for nearly two years, I am sorry it took so long. I aThis was a freebie from author for Fourth of July (2012). Thanks!
Wow, since I have had this book for nearly two years, I am sorry it took so long. I am hoping the author has taken the time to edit this book. The reader already has to suspend disbelief on this erotic sci-fi, but to have so many errors, especially ones that made me have to stop and reread a lot of passages, made this a rough read.
I loved the story and the characters. Keva is one tough cookie and sexy as hell! Even when she is shot she fights to save her mate. For those that are turned off by language or erotic situations, this is not for you. But for those willing to enjoy a different type of story... this is it!
There is space travel and evil scientists all the things that make a good sci-fi, Miss Kitty Roads just took that kind of story and made it sexier. Thank you for letting me read your story. Sorry it took so long for me to get to it....more
What an interesting story. It may have erotic parts but the goal doesn't seem to be more than the sensual lines of the story. Other senses are calledWhat an interesting story. It may have erotic parts but the goal doesn't seem to be more than the sensual lines of the story. Other senses are called upon while reading Aroma. Smell, taste, hearing, color. In fact, I am still seeing that world as green and lush and it has been a couple hours since I finished reading it.
Mythologies are put into use. I will admit to being ignorant of Philippino cultures and stories, so if this is rare or overdone, I wouldn't know. I just know that it kept my interest all the way through.
I think an editor's eye would have been quite helpful, though, with foreign words and names it must have been hard to keep the story pure and not fall into a more native language.
The ending was abrupt. Not sure what other choice there might have been but I felt I needed something more satisfying--or is there a sequel coming?