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Book Release: The DOMErevelation by Nova Sparks

November 30, 2011
Congrats, you finally got to the end of the DOMErevelation tour! Today is the official release date! I had the oportinity to read some of it and I loved all the new characters and the plot is great, you can’t miss it. We’re only one book away from finding out the truth about the DOME…
What Makes a Good Romance by Nova Sparks
In my opinion, books seriously lack something special when there isn’t any romance involved. It doesn’t matter how great the story is, I just don’t get the same feeling out of it unless someone falls in love. It’s just an added bonus. Even if it doesn’t end well or doesn’t have a happy ending, the love concept of a story really does something for it that is almost indescribable. We like to read about things that we can relate to on some level or another or maybe read about something that we secretly crave in our own lives. Romance comes in different forms. Love means something different to everyone and because of that, it looks differently to everyone. It’s like the “Road to Success”. No one can tell you that you’ve succeeded. Only you can know that. The same goes with love. No one can tell you that you’re in love. Only you can know…because it’s a feeling that erupts from the inside out. That’s why Love and Success are so difficult for most of us. Both are constantly changing it’s appearance, but the recipe to both is always the same. With that being said, because Love is different for everyone, and because Love has a different meaning depending on who you are and what your specific needs are, is there a bad way to express romance in a novel?
As authors, we try our best to write real situations, real characters, real love. But…real in what sense of the word? Is it our reality or the reality of our audience that we are trying to convey? Do we have a certain responsibilty to our readers to manifest their truths and desires or are we simply manifesting our own desires and truths in hopes that our readers will relate?
We write a story about a young girl who falls madly in love with this mysterious stranger who just so happens to be a psychopathic killer. Sounds bizarre but it is 100% probable in real life. Most people would find that a wonderful story of love and discovery, while others may find it sickening. Perhaps at the end of that story, the young girl, because of her undying love for her beloved psychopath, convinces him to give up his sadistic ways. That sounds like a really beautiful ending, an ending most people would probably get teary eyed over. Or, perhaps at the end, the young girl, loving her psychopath so much, decides to join him on the dark side, participating in his schemes to lure people to an untimely death. That sounds like a beautiful ending as well in the fiction. Both endings exhibit a realization of love and willingness to put their own logic aside for the one that they love. Most people would find that disgusting and would probably condemn whoever writes something like that. But why would that ending be any different than the first? Or why would that ending be any different than Bella falling for a blood sucking vampire in Twilight or that chick falling for the vampire Lestat? Both of them were willing to turn into an immortal demon for the one that they loved.
Maybe there isn’t a bad way to express romance in a novel. Maybe our job as authors is only to tap into the most basic idea of love, which is shared by everyone, and translate that into a work of art. Don’t ask what that basic idea is, because I don’t have a clue.
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The DOMErevelation

by Nova Sparks

Sam Tucker thought he was saving the lives of his fellow Coloradans when he rushed them and his family into an alien spaceship and away from a crumbling Earth. But given recent events…he was DEAD WRONG! With the brutal murder of his best friend and the equally mysterious series of events that preceded, he is absolutely sure that the race of aliens that have given the humans a home on their planet, are hostile. The Syrions want something from the humans and Sam is sure of it.
Emma Tucker didn’t expect to fall in love with a Syrion boy and she definitely didn’t expect for her life to be ruined because of it. After a group of dangerous Syrions found out about her involvement with one of their own, they made sure that she got the message to stay away. Living in fear inside of the Dome, Emma finds herself in the company of a human, Jason, a young man who seems to be everything Emma should want. But the more she tries to distance herself from a life she craves, the more the affects start to take its toll on her. Emma’s changing and she doesn’t know why. Working together with her father to discover the intentions of the Syrions, Emma realizes that the only way she can get answers about the fate of the humans is to risk everything.
the DOMErevelation is a heart pounding adventure of love, trust and self-discovery.
Continue the journey…Invade the truth.

♠  Buy the first book of the trilogy: the DOME HERE

Read my review HERE

And read my interview with Nova Sparks HERE

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The Breaker's Concubine by Ann Mayburn

November 29, 2011

The Breaker’s Concubine
by Ann Mayburn

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October 3rd 2011 by Loose Id LLC

Erotic Sci-Fi Romance with BDSM/Forced Seduction elements

Prince Devnar of Jensia is goaded into raiding the wrong space ship, springing a trap that captures him for use as a Royal pleasure slave, a Concubine, on Kyrimia. He vows  to do everything he can to escape and keep from forming a psychic bond with his captors that would render him absolutely and totally in love. This proves difficult to do when  the female Breaker assigned to turn him into a Concubine, Melania, is the epitome of his perfect woman.
Melania has been raised and trained to help reluctant and abused Novices to break through their personal blocks and attain the ultimate prize of becoming a Concubine.  When she is given Devnar to train, she finds herself in danger of doing the forbidden and falling in love with her Novice. This angry, scarred, and utterly seductive male tests her self-control like no other.
Devnar and Melania find themselves at the heart of a galaxy wide political battle that will test a love that they must not acknowledge, and cannot live without, to its very limits.

Ann is Queen of the Castle to her wonderful husband and three sons in the mountains of   West Virginia. In her past lives she’s been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist,   a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan    Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead-though she will deny to her children that it ever happened.    From a young age she’s been fascinated by myths and fairytales, and the romance that often was the center of the story. As Ann grew older and her hormones kicked in, she discovered trashy romance novels. Great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless stories with a big wonderful emotional buildup to really short and crappy sex. Never a big fan of purple prose, throbbing spears of fleshy pleasure and wet honey pots make her giggle, she  sought out books that gave the sex scenes in the story just as much detail and  plot as everything else-without using cringe worthy euphemisms. This led her to the wonderful world of Erotic Romance, and she’s never looked back.
Now Ann  spends her days trying to tune out cartoons playing in the background to get  into her ‘sexy space’ and has learned to type one handed while soothing a  cranky baby.

Amazon

***This title is so intense and sexy just like this gorgeous cover!

I love a good sci-fi with hot scenes and this is a must read! The amount of hotness and emotion can be compared to Em Petrova’s books, one of my favorite authors! . I loved how this tale was told and it didn’t have hardcore BSDM that made me stop reading, it had a sweet and very touching side to it. I’m not a fan of BDSM and m/m, but absolutely loved everything about it.

One thing could be better, how it ended. I hoped we could see more about the future, but we’ll have more books about them so I’ll simply have to wait. The world building was terrific and I’ll definitely read other works by this writer and I can’t wait for Bolin and Ikel’s story next! An impressing ans promising sci-fi erotic romance series you can’t possibly miss! Buy it now!

RATING: 5/5- Can’t live without you!

HEAT LEVEL: 5/5 – Call the Firefighters!

A digital copy of this book was provided by the author through Sizzling PR in exchange for an honest review.

I liked this book so much that I’m giving it not only one, but TWO awards! Well done, Ann!

2 Comments - Categories: 5 stars, New, Rating, Reviews, RR Award

The Breaker’s Concubine by Ann Mayburn

The Breaker’s Concubine
by Ann Mayburn

Website | Facebook | Twitter

October 3rd 2011 by Loose Id LLC

Erotic Sci-Fi Romance with BDSM/Forced Seduction elements

Prince Devnar of Jensia is goaded into raiding the wrong space ship, springing a trap that captures him for use as a Royal pleasure slave, a Concubine, on Kyrimia. He vows  to do everything he can to escape and keep from forming a psychic bond with his captors that would render him absolutely and totally in love. This proves difficult to do when  the female Breaker assigned to turn him into a Concubine, Melania, is the epitome of his perfect woman.
Melania has been raised and trained to help reluctant and abused Novices to break through their personal blocks and attain the ultimate prize of becoming a Concubine.  When she is given Devnar to train, she finds herself in danger of doing the forbidden and falling in love with her Novice. This angry, scarred, and utterly seductive male tests her self-control like no other.
Devnar and Melania find themselves at the heart of a galaxy wide political battle that will test a love that they must not acknowledge, and cannot live without, to its very limits.

Ann is Queen of the Castle to her wonderful husband and three sons in the mountains of   West Virginia. In her past lives she’s been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist,   a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan    Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead-though she will deny to her children that it ever happened.    From a young age she’s been fascinated by myths and fairytales, and the romance that often was the center of the story. As Ann grew older and her hormones kicked in, she discovered trashy romance novels. Great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless stories with a big wonderful emotional buildup to really short and crappy sex. Never a big fan of purple prose, throbbing spears of fleshy pleasure and wet honey pots make her giggle, she  sought out books that gave the sex scenes in the story just as much detail and  plot as everything else-without using cringe worthy euphemisms. This led her to the wonderful world of Erotic Romance, and she’s never looked back.
Now Ann  spends her days trying to tune out cartoons playing in the background to get  into her ‘sexy space’ and has learned to type one handed while soothing a  cranky baby.

Amazon

***This title is so intense and sexy just like this gorgeous cover!

I love a good sci-fi with hot scenes and this is a must read! The amount of hotness and emotion can be compared to Em Petrova’s books, one of my favorite authors! . I loved how this tale was told and it didn’t have hardcore BSDM that made me stop reading, it had a sweet and very touching side to it. I’m not a fan of BDSM and m/m, but absolutely loved everything about it.

One thing could be better, how it ended. I hoped we could see more about the future, but we’ll have more books about them so I’ll simply have to wait. The world building was terrific and I’ll definitely read other works by this writer and I can’t wait for Bolin and Ikel’s story next! An impressing ans promising sci-fi erotic romance series you can’t possibly miss! Buy it now!

RATING: 5/5- Can’t live without you!

HEAT LEVEL: 5/5 – Call the Firefighters!

A digital copy of this book was provided by the author through Sizzling PR in exchange for an honest review.

I liked this book so much that I’m giving it not only one, but TWO awards! Well done, Ann!

2 Comments - Categories: 5 stars, New, Rating, Reviews, RR Award

Guest Review: A Mad Passion by Scarlett Scott

November 27, 2011

A Mad Passion

by Scarlett Scott

February 16th 2011 by Ellora’s Cave Publishing Inc.
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Blush: This is a sensual romance (may have explicit love scenes, but not erotic level).

Seven years ago, the Marquis of Thornton broke Cleo’s heart. He’s the last man she wants to see at the country house party she’s attending with her sisters. However, fate has a different plan when she finds Thornton standing before her, as devastatingly handsome as ever.

Thornton’s resolve is tempted by Cleo’s reappearance in his life. He’ll stop at nothing to have her back in his arms. Now a respected politician, he jeopardizes his career and reputation with each secret moment he spends with her.

A steamy interlude in a darkened chamber, the crackling tension of a shared Shakespeare scene before the rest of the house guests, and one too many secret kisses prove to Cleo and Thornton that despite their scarred hearts, their feelings for one another may never have changed. But neither is free to pursue the other. Cleo remains hopelessly trapped in a loveless marriage, and Thornton is on the cusp of making an advantageous match. Together they must battle against ruin and swirling scandal to discover if their mad passion is worth the price.

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My Thougths:

Loves comes full circle. At a young age, a handsome charming young man danced with a bumbling country girl and found something in her to love.

“I should like to kiss you.”

Lies of betrayal and lack of communication kept them apart. After seven years, the two are brought together by fate. Cleo has since married, although she has not seen her husband for at least a year, he has a separate residence and a few mistresses. Thornton has made a name for himself in politics and is expected to wed to further his political achievements. The moment they see each other, you know their love has never died; it has just been left simmering until a chance encounter brings the fire to a FLAME.Are second chances possible? It is possible, but the path to it is complicated. In a sexy and heartwarming tale of love lost and love found, you can’t help but hope that true love prevails and any obstacle they face can be overcome. The love they have for one another jumps off the pages, it is simply sinful and very passionate (not too much), just enough to make your toes curl.

There’s a great cast of secondary characters that add a lot of flavor to the story, some who complicated the romance in one way or another and others who gave depth and insight to couple.  I love the banter between all the them, there are plenty of quirky one liners or zings that you can’t help but chuckle out loud. I absolutely love the scene when Thornton is washing Cleo’s hair.

Here are a few lines which stood out.

  “Your tongue is far more appreciated when it is engaged in an activity other than speech, Countess”.

   In his arms she had never felt more complete or more fully at home. He was her home and she knew it now with devastating certainty.

   “We cannot fear everything; we can only live to make ourselves happy.”
I see a great future on the horizon for Scarlett Scott. I am eager to read more of her work. I encourage all of you who love stories of second chances, to give this one a try!!!!

Heat Level: 4/5

Rating: 4/5

  This book was received by Reading Romances in exchange for an honest review.
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Author:

Scarlett Scott has loved romance novels ever since she was eleven and swiped her older sister’s books to read by flashlight in her closet. Her mother caught her, but she remained undeterred. A self-described promiscuous writer, she dabbles in all sorts of genres but loves erotic romance best. She lives with her hero and their adorable but occasionally evil puppy and spends too much time lurking on her blog.

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