New Month, New Blog, New Book Releases! ^_^ :D

A huge hello to everyone who has been with me since 2014 and if you’re new, welcome to my blog!

It has been nearly a year since I’ve last posted anything here. To make it worse, it has also been the same period of time since I last read a book and review it!

Gah! The horror! 😭😭😭

So now, I feel that I am ready to ease myself back into this wonderful world of reading and reviewing!

Probably looking at a new look, new logo (😂😂😂), new banner, etc. If I ever get around to designing one, that is! 😌😌😌

To kickstart, lets start with a few new releases!

 

First up! The third novel in the Ridden Hard series by Allyson Lindt!

 

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When the past and present collide, is the risk of falling in love worth the reward?

The entire network for Spencer’s theme park crashes on Christmas Eve, and it’s the rotten cherry on top of an already sucky night. Fortunately, the on-call tech is the perfect distraction. Sexy, smart… and his best friend’s much younger sister. Talk about off-limits.

Trina’s ready to give the asshole on the other end of the support line a piece of her mind—how dare he take out his frustrations on her because his night is going bad? When she comes face-to-face with the gorgeous owner of her company’s biggest client, drooling replaces anger. She’s always had a thing for Spencer, but her memory lied about just how hot he is.

Trina has a hard enough time proving she’s as good, or better, at her job than the guys she works with, without adding in another rumor about her sleeping her way into the position. And Spencer’s ex-wife is looking for a way to prove he can’t keep it in his pants when it comes to the women he works with.

Is riding the wave of lust worth the risk, or will it bring everything they’ve worked for crashing down around them?

Check out the teaser below! Beware, its HOT!

For the anthology lovers, check out Scars to your Beautiful!

 

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Seven authors bring you stories inspired by “Scars to your Beautiful” by Alessia Cara.

Stories from eating disorders, weight issues, physical scarring and bullying; all problems we’ve had to bear in our life some way or another.

These stories will show you how your scars don’t define who you are, they simply tell a story of where you’ve been.

YOU ARE ENOUGH, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, YOU ARE AMAZING. BE YOU, AND BE COMFORTABLE IN YOUR SKIN.

Build your foundation from the bricks thrown at you, rather than live under them because your imperfections make you beautiful.

Stories by Jaye Cox, Becca L’Amour, Riann C. Miller , Candace Candy Dowds Author, Kam Newton, Stacey Broadbent Author, and Aria Peyton  

All proceeds are going to charity.

Next up! For those who love mythology and mysterious sexiness with their romance, check out Secret Husband by Normandie Alleman!

 

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Psyche’s new husband only appears to her at night, and she’s not allowed to see him.

At first she finds this strange, but before long she falls so deeply in love with him, she forgets all about the unusual conditions of her arranged marriage.

But once she hears the rumor that her husband is actually a monster, she becomes obsessed with discovering the truth. Determined not to be deceived, she finally unmasks the man she loves, and risks destroying the one relationship that has brought her happiness.

Secret Husband is a re-telling of the love story between Cupid and Psyche. It was inspired by the original tale from mythology, spiced up a bit, and was previously published in the Legends & Lore boxed set. 

 

Last but not least, the author who introduced me to the world of MC Romance! Sapphire Knight is back with Chevelle!

 

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Release Date: May 22nd, 2018

Mercenary
She was just a job.
I needed to get in and uncover the Iron Fists’ next move. They’d hit the Oath Keepers enough in the past, and being the newest member, it was up to me to get close. Had I known I’d be getting close to Chevelle, maybe I could’ve prepared myself. I went in seeking revenge and came out wanting to protect one thing—her.

Chevelle
Running The Pit was my life.
I needed nothing and no one except my cars and a heart-thumping race. Gear head, Pit Master, alpha bitch, take your pick on what you’d rather call me. However, make note of one thing: I take shit from no one. Not even a broody, bossy, gorgeous biker aiming for my race spot and heart.

Complete standalone/HEA/No cheating/Over The Top Alpha

Check out the teasers below!

 

That’s all for now, but stay tuned for more releases! ✌🏼

 

 

Release Blitz: Her Web Master by Normandie Alleman (Excerpt + Teasers!)

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Hey bookies! HER WEB MASTER by Normandie Alleman is now live!

Check out the teasers and hot excerpt below!

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Title: Her Web Master
Author: Normandie Alleman
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: November 10th 2015
Cover Designer: Mayhem Cover Creations

An online connection.
Masked by anonymity.
No cameras. No pictures.
Curiosity ignited to intrigue.

I thought I knew what I was getting into, but had no idea how far we would go…

My intention was to test the waters, dip my toe in the wading pool. Instead I surrendered to the world of seduction and submission as he submerged me–body, mind, and soul–into an ocean of eroticism.

Emails, texts, and hidden identities, were one thing. But now, coming face-to-face with the mystery man, the star of my fantasies, both terrifies and completely thrills me. If all goes according to plan, he will intensify the exquisite bond we share by transporting me to that glorious intersection between agony and ecstasy. If not, everything we’ve built will come crashing down around us, destroying my dreams in the process.

Either way, there is no going back. Because I want more. Much more.
He always says, “For every ounce of pleasure, a price must be paid.”

And I am going to pay…

Warning: If you’re not a fan of dirty talk or dominant alpha males, “Her Web Master” may not be for you, but if you’re looking for a filthy online boyfriend who will make your toes curl, meet Sophie’s mysterious Dom.

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EXCERPT

(Abridged Prologue) Rated R:

I stared at the ice cubes in my glass, all that was left of my first drink. I was only allowed two, so I relished the sensation as bourbon sank deliciously into my bloodstream, numbing me ever so slightly. I tried to wait patiently for the next cocktail to arrive, but patience had never been my strong suit. An only child, spoiled rotten by my parents who’d all but given up on having children when I came along, I wasn’t accustomed to waiting. But today of all days, I needed that next drink to calm my frayed nerves.

The restaurant at the Omni Hotel wasn’t crowded, about what one expected on a Thursday late afternoon. The elegant décor looked to be the result of a recent remodel, and I wondered who had done it. My mother would want to know the name of the designer. She served as the director of Fort Worth’s Junior Cotillion, as well as on a number of museum boards, and she’d taught me to stay abreast of all things related to the arts, but right now considering the hotel’s new look only helped distract me from an imminent meeting with the most important man in my life.

I was excited yet anxious because this would be my first meeting with my lover.

Our first meeting face-to-face.

He’d left strict instructions for me to sit at the table he reserved for us. He requested I sit with my back to the entrance. This tricky move on his part allowed no way for me to see him as he entered. If his intention was to control and torture me, it was working. A loose strand of hair tickled my cheek, so I tucked it behind my ear. My hair wasn’t choosing this inopportune moment to misbehave. It always misbehaved.

I watched for the waiter, again wanting that drink, but as much as I hated being outside my comfort zone, I loved the naughty, decadent feeling I got from doing something simply because my Master told me to. When I submitted to his demands, I stepped outside my safe little world, the one where my ex-husband ignored me for years, where all my friends had children, where I felt inconsequential. With him I wasn’t invisible. He relied on me.

Sure it was for things of a sexual nature, but to me, that was something, and I felt fulfilled for the first time in ages.

A few months ago, when I’d been supremely pissed at my cheating husband, I went online. I admit it, I’d been looking for trouble, which was mind-numbingly easy to find. I hadn’t intended to find a darker side of myself with needs that could never have been met by my philandering husband.  I’d never meant to find someone. I’d merely been looking, searching—for what, I wasn’t sure.

What I did find was a whole new world of dominance and submission, self-inflicted pain as well as pleasure, and sexual satisfaction with a stranger. A man who reached out and touched me in corners of my soul I hadn’t known existed. We spoke every day, I performed sex acts upon myself at his command, and sent him reports on the intimate and sometimes humiliating tasks he gave me.

I was his submissive, and he was my Master, and every aspect of our relationship took place over the internet. I addressed him as “Sir”, but in our chats he went by the moniker, “MC.” We communicated only via Skype, email, chats and the occasional phone call. That is, until today.

I always insisted we not use a webcam, even though he implored me to do webcam “sessions.” My privacy was of the utmost importance to me, so I always refused. I’m a kindergarten teacher at one of Fort Worth’s finest preparatory schools! I couldn’t take the risk of being videotaped during our play sessions. So the only notion I have of what my Master looks like is a product of my imagination.

But today he flew to Houston to meet me in person. To have a real “play date.” In the flesh. A chill ran across my flesh, leaving a trail of goosebumps in its wake.

The waiter set my second bourbon in front of me. Always cognizant of my manners, I thanked him with a smile. I had been born into one of the wealthiest families in Texas and I’ve been given every advantage. I attended the right boarding schools, wore the right clothes, and behaved as any proper debutante should. And what had that gotten me?

An unfulfilling marriage to an unfaithful jackass and a lifetime of trying to meet other people’s expectations rather than my own. I sipped my drink then smiled. But not today. Today I was doing what I wanted for a change.

I would finally meet the man who dominated me for the past four months. My stomach roiled with anticipation. What would he look like? Would it matter? Of course whatever he looked like, he wouldn’t be the “Master” I’d daydreamed about.

Things never worked that way. It would be like conjuring an image for the hero in a book, and when a movie is made, the actor never matches the character in your head. Always a disappointment.

I’d tried to prepare myself for that from the beginning. I never pictured MC to be a handsome movie star. Instead, I envisioned him as rather average, with salt-and-pepper hair and kind features. For some reason I pictured him wearing glasses, possibly he had a beard.

In any case, it wasn’t his physical appearance that was captivating. MC awakened a primal response in me. He exposed my mind to a world in which I could be open about my sexual desires. A world where the wanton girl inside me was encouraged to come out and play, rather than squelched and pushed into a back closet where she had always lived. He controlled my sexuality, sensing my deepest, darkest needs. And it didn’t hurt that he made me feel cared for and cherished at a time when I desperately needed that. I wanted to please him.

Draining my second drink, I considered a third. I sighed deeply at the thought of the swats that MC would rain down on me for breaking his two-drink maximum. It made me wriggle in my chair, and the excitement between my legs spread down into my toes. My phone showed it was 5:12, and my tummy tightened. Any minute now… He told me he would be here at 5:15. The wait had been both excruciating and delicious at the same time—a perfect reflection of our relationship, a testimony to both pain and pleasure.

“Close your eyes, my pet.” The familiar voice came from behind my chair. It was a sound I’d come to crave and hearing it sent shivers of anticipation dancing down my spine. Suddenly, I wanted to freeze that moment in time, to stop things while things were still beautiful between us, before reality could mar the fantasy.

A hand circled my nape. His touch was like an electric current, setting my skin aflame. I leaned back against his fingers, shamelessly aching for more, though I knew I should maintain my composure because we were in a public place. But it was all I could do not to moan out loud.

He wrapped my long hair over his wrist and gripped it firmly. “I see you were looking at your phone. Did you think I’d be late?”

“N-n-n-no.”

“Good. I’m going to sit beside you, to your left, but you will keep your eyes closed until I tell you to open them. Do you understand me?”

“Yes.”

“What did you say?” He pulled my hair tight, and I immediately wondered if anyone in the restaurant noticed.

“Yes, Sir.” My heart thumped hard in my chest.

“That’s better.”

He let go of my hair, and I yearned for him to touch me again. I kept my eyes closed, though I knew I must look an odd spectacle.

“Was that your second drink?”

I nodded.

“I expect you to answer me properly.”

I squirmed in my seat. “Yes, Sir.”

“Would you like another one?”

“Yes, but you said I could only have two.”

“Do you plan to be a good girl today?”

“Yes, Sir.”

“Since you followed my directions so well and this is something of a special occasion, you may have another one. What would you like?”

“I’ll have a bourbon and water, please, Sir.”

“That’s a mighty strong drink for a young lady.”

I wasn’t that young, but I appreciated the chivalrous thought. “My grandmother taught me that if you drink bourbon and water it won’t sneak up on you the way sweeter drinks will. That way a lady can always take care of herself.”

“Smart woman, your grandmother.”

I listened as he ordered more drinks, my eyes closed the whole time, feeling ridiculous. Then I gave up and lowered my head, pretending to look at the ground. I’d spent my entire life being worried about what people thought of me. It was exhausting, trying to be perfect all the time.

Part of me was dying to cheat, to open my eyes to see what this dynamic man actually looked like, while the other part was enjoying the game and wished it could go on forever. Because once I saw his face, nothing between us would ever be the same. The fantasy would disappear, replaced by a yet-to-be-known reality, with only a few of the fragments of our mutual projection remaining.

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About the author:

Normandie AllemanA former psychologist, Normandie has always been fascinated by human behavior. She loves writing quirky characters that are all too human. Fiber arts, baking, and Pinterest are a few of her favorite pastimes. She lives on a farm with a passel of kids, an adorable husband, and a pet pig who’s crazy for Red Bull.

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Thank you to Once Upon An Alpha for hosting this release blitz!

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Cover Reveal: Her Web Master by Normandie Alleman

Hey bookies! The Queen of steamy and sexy-as-hell sinful reads is back!

Check out the hot cover below!

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Title: Her Web Master
Author: Normandie Alleman
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: November 10th 2015
Cover Designer: Mayhem Cover Creations

An online connection.
Masked by anonymity.
No cameras. No pictures.
Curiosity ignited to intrigue.

I thought I knew what I was getting into, but had no idea how far we would go…

My intention was to test the waters, dip my toe in the wading pool. Instead I surrendered to the world of seduction and submission as he submerged me–body, mind, and soul–into an ocean of eroticism.

Emails, texts, and hidden identities, were one thing. But now, coming face-to-face with the mystery man, the star of my fantasies, both terrifies and completely thrills me. If all goes according to plan, he will intensify the exquisite bond we share by transporting me to that glorious intersection between agony and ecstasy. If not, everything we’ve built will come crashing down around us, destroying my dreams in the process.

Either way, there is no going back. Because I want more. Much more.
He always says, “For every ounce of pleasure, a price must be paid.”

And I am going to pay…

Warning: If you’re not a fan of dirty talk or dominant alpha males, “Her Web Master” may not be for you, but if you’re looking for a filthy online boyfriend who will make your toes curl, meet Sophie’s mysterious Dom.

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About the author:

Normandie AllemanA former psychologist, Normandie has always been fascinated by human behavior. She loves writing quirky characters that are all too human. Fiber arts, baking, and Pinterest are a few of her favorite pastimes. She lives on a farm with a passel of kids, an adorable husband, and a pet pig who’s crazy for Red Bull.

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Review: Daddy Knows Best by Normandie Alleman

Daddy Knows BestTitle: Daddy Knows Best
Author: Normandie Alleman
Release date: June 16th 2015
Publisher: Stormy Night Publications
Genre: Adult/Contemporary Romance/Erotica
Source: Author
Format: eARC
Rating: 4 stars

*Thank you to the author for providing me with an eARC in exchange for a honest review.

Career woman Tabitha is less than excited when her boyfriend, Neal, insists that she take a break from her high-stress job in Chicago and move with him to Little Haven. Despite her initial disdain for the town, Tabitha eventually begins to find a place for herself in her new community, and Neal’s increasing dominance in the bedroom leaves her longing for more. But she’s been keeping an important secret from him about her job back in the city. When he discovers the truth, will it tear them apart or will Neal be able to forgive his little girl?

This novella was previously published as part of the Little Haven Collection in May 2015. 

Another great novel from Normandie Alleman and her erotic romance world!

The thing with Normandie’s writing, is that you will get hooked onto her story the moment you start reading and Daddy Knows Best proves it!

I have noticed that in this author’s world of DDLG erotic romance (e.g. Poor Daddy’s Little Girl), the female protagonist are always the ones with the dominant personality and control issues but when they’re with their male counterparts, they are different!

Tabitha is a rather interesting character. She’s a wild tigress when she wants to be and a tamed yet excited kitten in the presence of Neal! Neal is her Dom and really, I find him extremely sweet and thoughtful when he wanted her to move to Little Haven because of her health.

The thing is, Tabitha is an independent woman and she loves her work so it definitely took Neal a lot of effort to tear her away from the environment and work she loves.

Neal is sweet, like way-of-the-meter sweet and gentle with Tabitha! At first, he was kind of a ‘mehhh’ character but he started growing on me! The things he do for Tabitha is just too romantic and probably will never happen in real life!

(That’s what books are for! Haha, to let your imagination run wild!)

Daddy Knows Best has this rather interesting concept of Little Haven. In this town, most of them are just like Tabitha and Neal in their relationship so they actually have fun!

This is a marvellous read and highly recommended for fans of the author as well as readers who loves erotic romance!

Review: Poor Little Daddy’s Girl by Normandie Alleman

poorTitle: Poor Little Daddy’s Girl (Daddy’s Girl #3)
Author: Normandie Alleman
Release date: January 8th 2015
Publisher: Stormy Night Publications
Genre: Adult/Contemporary Romance/Erotica
Source: Author
Format: eARC
Pages: 184
Rating: 4 stars

*Thank you to the author for providing me with an eARC in exchange for a honest review.

 Twenty-four-year-old Charmaine Bainbridge appears to have it all—beauty, fame, and tremendous wealth—yet behind all the glitz and glamor hides a sad little girl who has been abandoned by every man she’s ever loved.

When firefighter Hunter Baldwin saves Charmaine from a fire in her penthouse apartment—a blaze started by her own carelessness—he’s appalled by her nonchalant attitude. Forced to carry her to safety, he throws her over his shoulder, but not before correcting her behavior with a well-deserved spanking. Something about Charmaine arouses him deeply, and it isn’t just her gorgeous looks. This girl needs to be firmly corrected and thoroughly dominated, and a part of Hunter demands that he be the one to take her in hand.

Though he’s used to charging into burning buildings on a daily basis, Hunter knows taming Charmaine’s wild ways may prove to be his greatest challenge yet. Undeterred, he takes on the role of Charmaine’s daddy dom in hopes of breaking down her defenses and healing her wounds. But can she bring herself to open her heart to him, or will she remain the lonely little rich girl forever?

Be prepared to be razed by Charmaine’s recklessness and the tension between Charmaine and Hunter in Poor Little Daddy’s Girl!

This is the first novel I have read from the author, and also my second ever novel that has the daddy dom and little girl BDSM aspect. Usually it’s just the Dominant and Submissive relationship with hot and rich billionaires and definitely-not-reckless-and-rich but beautiful female protagonists.

Usually, it’s always the males being the rich ones around with control issues but in this novel, the lady’s the rich one. It was definitely a fresh read to see the story from both Charmaine and Hunter’s perspectives.

Charmaine plays around guys and thinks that she would never ever have the feeling of being safe and secure in a relationship. So, that explains her not being serious about everything, even when it comes to the safety of her own life.

That, my dear bookies, is when Hunter Baldwin, the smoking-hot (literally) fireman comes in!

When the both of them meet, Hunter can’t decide whether to love her or hate her. Okay, not hate but he doesn’t know whether to keep her despite his growing feelings for her.

For me, I feel as if both Hunter and Charmaine need each other. Hunter needs a dose of Charmaine’s recklessness and Charmaine needs Hunter’s seriousness.

THEY COMPLETE EACH OTHER.

With Hunter being Charmaine’s sugar daddy, Charmaine seems to feel secure, something she has not felt in a while and I could see her maturing…or growing up. Though I must say, their first meeting and that spanking is just…wow!

Their tension is literally burning when they first met.

Literally. Actually, this novel has my heart beating way too fast for a couple of times. ESPECIALLY WHEN EVERYTHING SEEMS TO BE FINE BUT BAM!

Something happened.

Recommended for readers who don’t mind a few heart-stopping moments!