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My Dangerous Pleasure

(My Immortals #4)

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TEMPT THE DARKNESS

Strong-willed and independent, Paisley Nichols is used to taking care of herself. But when an insane mage begins tracking her every move and threatening her at every turn, she has no choice but to put her life in the hands of a demon.

RISK THE PASSION

Burned by betrayal, demon assassin Iskander won't get too close to anyone. He spends his days serving his w
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Paperback, 356 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Forever (first published 2011)
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Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
May 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: paranomal romance fans
This is the fourth book in Carolyn Jewel's Immortal Assassin series. It's a paranormal series involving kin aka demons, mages, witches and humans. It's a dark and sensuous world where the mages and witches are the bad guys, although there are some that use the magic for good. You see, mages and witches enslave the kin in which they are used as bodyguards, assassins, and other nefarious activities. Kin are also sacraficed to prolong the life of mages and/or witches. It's incredibly useful to read ...more
MrsJoseph *grouchy*
I'm in the process of reviewing the My Immortals series and I'm totally out of order, lol. I think I'm finding it easier to review my favorites first...and I loved My Dangerous Pleasure. I was totally surprised to find how much I loved Iskander. :-D

I wasn't a fan of Iskander when the reader meets him in My Wicked Enemy (mainly cause he had sex with Nikodemus&Carson). Iskander was a bloodtwin in a menage relationship with Harsh (the brother of Alexandrine from My Forbidden Desire ) until h
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Melindeeloo
When his 'vanilla' human tenant, bakery owner Paisley Nichols, comes under magical attack from an enemy of the Kin, demon Iskander finds finds his forbidden desires are making him want to do more than just protect the woman he brings into his home. And as Paisley discovers the hidden world populated by demons and the mages who enslaved them, she comes to trust Iskander with more than just her life.

I really liked this newest entry to Jewel's series, and even though the starring pair aren't enemie
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RachelW (BamaGal)
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Rereading the series getting ready for Kynan's book.

Loved the story, Iskander is one of my top fave demons of this wonderful series. If I had on small complaint to make, it would be that the Iskander in this story has changed from past books. The Demon with some serious issues throughout the series has been demoted to a very bad boy here. Still, I loved him and the book.
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WildAboutBones
May 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read4bbpr-review
This is the fourth in the Witches series. Mages, witches, demons, fiends, hot male bodies, oh yeah!

There is a nice Glossary before the story. I really love it when authors do this when they have created a new mythos or world. And being new to this series, it was especially helpful. I was a little concerned about not having read the first three books when I was asked to review this. Because of the way the story is written, had I not known this was a part of a series, I wouldn't have guessed. The
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Ruth
I received this as an ARC through NetGalley from the publisher.

I have to admit that although I've read some of Carolyn Jewel's historical romances (and REALLY enjoyed them), this was the first paranormal of hers that I have read, and I kinda jumped in halfway through the series, which wasn't such a smart move. I think if I'd read the others first then some of my comments below would be obsolete.

This was essentially a really engaging romance, which used the paranormal elements very well, and yet
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Jen Davis
Jun 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
It took me a while to get into this book. In fact, I almost put it down, which I something I never do. But I'm so glad that I didn't. It got better in a big way.

My Dangerous Pleasure is book four in Carolyn Jewel's Witches series and I have not read the first three installments in the series. And believe me, I felt my ignorance in the beginning. The world building wasn't too hard to pick up on, but there was clearly a lot of backstory on the supernatural characters that the author tried to compr
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Mara
Jun 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr
Re-read on April 2015. Binge reading all the series again. A note on those links, BamaGal left GR some time ago. Her Hyde didn't pick up her slack....Link is broken. *grin*

The sweetest of the four My Immortals books and the only one that really needs to be read in order. If you don't know the backstory (Fen and Isk's past and meaning of their bond), it will be difficult to understand motivation and plot.

And given this series is very much character driven, you'll miss a lot.

For a serious review
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Jess the Romanceaholic
This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.

Expected Release Date: June 1, 2011
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Imprint: Forever
Author’s Website: http://www.carolynjewel.com
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 4, My Immortal series
Series Best Read In Order: Probably, but works well as a standalone
Steam Level: Steamy

Paisley Nichols is just a regular woman working hard to fulfill her dream of running a successful bakery. It’s been quite
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Jess the Romanceaholic
This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.

Expected Release Date: June 1, 2011
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Imprint: Forever
Author's Website: http://www.carolynjewel.com
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 4, My Immortal series
Series Best Read In Order: Probably, but works well as a standalone
Steam Level: Steamy

Paisley Nichols is just a regular woman working hard to fulfill her dream of running a successful bakery. It's been quite
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Wendy *Sebella Blue* Mitchell
Paisley Nichols had every reason to be content. Her fledgling bakery was doing well, she was finally starting to see a profit and the good looking blonde guy who came in for coffee every morning was showing some interest in her. When he asks her to go out and innocently touches her wrist, Paisley is overcome with pain and fire flashes through her body leaving a blister. Rasmus Kessler is more than just a gorgeous man, he is a mage who needs Paisley's latent powers, and also wants to use her to g ...more
Mary Gramlich
Jun 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
MY DANGEROUS PLEASURE written by Carolyn Jewel
My Immortal Series Book #4
06/11 - Grand Central Publishing - Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages

Is there magic in love or love in the magic?

Paisley Nichols is a creative genius in her bakery but not so great at picking out the right man for herself. Rasmus was the one she thought might work out but he turned into a stalking nightmare when she called it off. He went so far as to scorch her apartment and that is how she found herself living with her landl
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Lisarenee
Apr 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Notes: I read the ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this book The book comes out on May 31st, and I added it to my list of most anticipated releases of May. Also, language was used which some may find inappropriate.

Paisley Nichols is the girl next store type. She owns a bakery and is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. When a regular customer at the bakery she owns asks her out, she says yes. That was a big mistake. Little did she know that this seemingly innocent event would change her life,
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Cecilia
Jun 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blue-covers
My Dangerous Pleasure surprised me in so many ways – and I fell in love with Paisley and Iskander before I even knew where we were going story-wise! Forget all those vampire lovers, I have discovered that demons can be a girl’s best friend! Once you had demons, no other paranormal will ever be quite as sparkly.

I loved the chemistry between Iskander and Paisley – and it is always adorable to watch a die-hard rake find himself unsure how to proceed with a woman he has fallen wildly in love with. H
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Aislynn
Another amazing book from Carolyn Jewel in her "Witches" series. I was so thrilled when I got this book from NetGalley!! This book series was recommended to me by a friend of mine who owns a used bookstore. She told me I had to read them - that they were the type of books you couldn't put down. Boy was she right!! I devoured the first two books in a day and a half, and went hunting for more by Carolyn Jewel!

Iskander and Paisley have quite the chemistry. She is the quiet tenant and bakery owner h
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Kelly Moran
Aug 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-reviews
Paisley Nichols is used to being on her own and taking care of herself. But when she finds herself with new abilities, everything she thinks she knows about the real world crashes down. An insane mage has transferred his powers to her, and now he's threatening her at every turn. Demon assassin Iskander doesn't get close to anyone, and spends his days serving his warlord. Until an attraction for a human with unimaginable powers needs his protection. Now they must fight together to find out what t ...more
Laurie Gold
May 21, 2011 rated it liked it
My "Fresh Meat" piece on Heroes and Hearbreakers for Carolyn Jewel's My Dangerous Pleasure just went online. ...more
Kereesa
A very big thank you to both the Goodreads First Reads program and the author for giving me a copy of this book. Thank you!

My Dangerous Pleasure is the fourth in a series of stand alone novels all set in Jewel's magical world of mages/witches and demons where magic is lurking around every corner in the everyday lives of ordinary people. The story starts with Paisley (Yes, I know terrible name. Sadly it is only one of many throughout this novel), a bakery store owner meeting this SUPEROMGHOT yet
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Tracy
Aug 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
~* 3.5 Stars *~
Wish I'd Been In On This Series Sooner

Bakery owner and pastry chef Paisley Nichols is used to having little to no social life. After a bad breakup a while ago, she hasn't been all that keen to dip her toes back into the dating waters, and even if she had been, the insanity that is the work schedule of a bakery owner/chef wouldn't give her much wiggle room to do so. Still, one of her regulars had caught her eye, and she was weighing the options of asking the gorgeous man out every
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Marie Andersson
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I want to lick the cover. 😉🥰😍LOL! I enjoyed the story. 📚📚
Rebecca
You can also read this review at Reflections on Reading Romance

When I got home today I got to read an advanced reader copy of My Dangerous Pleasure by Carolyn Jewel that the publisher sent for review - so exciting! This is the fourth book in Ms. Jewel’s Witches series, and it’s a fascinating world. I’d never read any of her books before, but I’ll certainly be checking them out in the future. The novel begins at Paisley Nichols’ bakery, where she meets and flirts with a sexy stranger, Rasmus Kess
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Inky Reviewer
May 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
(http://freshinkreviews.com/2011/05/re...)

Online blurb:
TEMPT THE DARKNESS

Strong-willed and independent, Paisley Nichols is used to taking care of herself. But when an insane mage begins tracking her every move and threatening her at every turn, she has no choice but to put her life in the hands of a demon.

RISK THE PASSION

Burned by betrayal, demon assassin Iskander won’t get too close to anyone. He spends his days serving his warlord and his nights indulging in carnal pleasures . . . and that’s e
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Nicole
Originally Posted here: http://thebookpushers.com/2011/05/27/...

Publisher: Forever
Publish Date: May 31st
How I got this book: NetGalley

Some series are very easy to jump in at the mid way point, others are not. While I had some problems in the beginning with this one and felt like some of the secondary characters were not well developed, I did eventually end up liking this 5th book in the Witches series.

Paisley is living her dream; owning and running her own bakery. When a handsome stranger stops
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Sharon
May 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
www.obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

My Dangerous Pleasure was kindly provided to me by Netgalley

Review: 3.5 out of 5

Paisley Nichols owns & runs a Bakery and lives a seemingly normal life, she has had no interest in dating since her last relationship failed until a handsome customer enters her shop and her interest is piqued, what she doesn’t know is he is a powerful mage who has somehow transmitted some magic into her, igniting her own powers and then obsessively begins to stalk her. Things start
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Renee
May 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who loves dark, sexy, demonkin
Review originally posted at Renee's Book Addiction.

I love this series, and was so glad that the long wait between books 3 and 4 was finally over. Iskander has been put through the mill in previous books in this series, so I’ve been really looking forward to his getting a shot at a HEA.

First off, let me say that this is the fourth book in the series, and given the complexity of the world and the character relationships, I highly recommend reading them in order. I’m usually a stickler about these
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Elaine Golden
May 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite, ebook
I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC of MY DANGEROUS PLEASURE, the 4th installment of Jewel's MY IMMORTAL series. I've read all prior stories, but this could certainly stand alone for a new reader.

I loved it! First of all the hero, Iskander is absolutely adorable. If you've read earlier books in the series, you may not even recognize him because he has certainly come out of his shell since his character was first introduced, no longer the anti-social near-mute. Not only has he managed to sur
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Ally
Strong-willed and independent, Paisley Nichols is used to taking care of herself. But when an insane mage begins tracking her every move and threatening her at every turn, she has no choice but to put her life in the hands of a demon. Burned by betrayal, demon assassin Iskander won't get too close to anyone. He spends his days serving his warlord and his nights indulging in carnal pleasures . . . and that's exactly how he likes it. But when a mage wages a wrenching psychic assault on his beautif ...more
Robin Priddy
Aug 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Review Text
Paisley Nichols owns Paisley Vakery and Cafe in San Francisco, California. After the disaster that was her last relationship Pisley took herself out of the dateing market and forcused on her business. She rents an gurage apartment. But when she finds herself interested in a regular customer, Paisley decides she is ready to start dating again. When he asks her out for coffee she agrees to go. Things go bad on that first date and she decides she does not want to see him again. But he wi
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Scooper Speaks
Mar 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
Favorite Lines: ”She knew it in her soul. Rasmus Kessler had found out where she lived, and the very last part of her life that belonged to her was about to go to hell.” (p.27 -eArc)<.b>

My Dangerous Pleasure is book four in Carolyn Jewel’s My Immortal series. I think this is a seriously overlooked series, but I understand that it’s not for everyone. The sex it racy and daunting to those who have issues with sex between people of different species. I think the books are highly entertaining and th
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Saba
May 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Paisley Nichols is a creative genius in her bakery but not so great at picking out the right man for herself. Rasmus was the one she thought might work out but he turned into a stalking nightmare when she called it off. He went so far as to scorch her apartment and that is how she found herself living with her landlord, Iskander Philippikos.

Iskander is a complete package of genuine concern and affection rolled up into a body that is fit for a God. Paisley knows he loves her cooking and desires
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Carolyn Jewel was born on a moonless night. That darkness was seared into her soul and she became an award winning and USA Today bestselling author of historical and paranormal romance. She has a very dusty car and a Master’s degree in English that proves useful at the oddest times. An avid fan of fine chocolate, finer heroines, Bollywood films, and heroism in all forms, she has two cats and a dog ...more

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My Immortals (7 books)
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  • My Forbidden Desire (My Immortals #2)
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  • My Darkest Passion (My Immortals, #5)
  • Dead Drop (My Immortals #6)
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