Illustrated Temptations: MASTERED by Maya Banks

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Welcome to the first Wednesday of the year!

Today I’m showcasing some of my illustrations from MASTERED, book one of Maya Banks’ new series-The Enforcers. By the way, it ends with a cliffhanger and it’s an oozing-HOT-sexy-kinky-BDSM like kind of book. So, you have been warned. 😉 Continue reading

Teaser Tuesday with Gel (12/22)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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Katiebird reviews The Collar by Tara Sue Me + Giveaway

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The Collar by Tara Sue Me

 

The New York Times bestselling author of The Submissive returns with a scintillating new tale about power, danger, and jaw-dropping passion….

Nathaniel and Abby are struggling to navigate the challenging waters of their own relationship, when they get a surprising phone call from their partners in play, Dena and Jeff, who are in need of a helping hand…

Seven years ago, blonde, beautiful lawyer Dena Jenkins was tired of her carefully controlled life. Desperate for something exhilarating to help her escape the pressures of her demanding job and her senator father, she joined a steamy, local BDSM club as a submissive. There she met brooding Dominant, Jeff. The attraction between them was undeniable, and, despite Dena’s doubts, they couldn’t stay away from each other.

Except, as the years have passed, their blazing connection has proven difficult to maintain. Dena and Jeff have a history they’d rather forget, but Dena can’t let go of the past, and Jeff is ready to move across the country to give her space. Now, to save their passion, they’ll have to rediscover what it means to trust each other—and give themselves to each other completely…

The erotic genre is not something I read regularly, but I have been reading Tara Sue Me’s work for years. I love her style and storylines because there is more than just intense sex scenes. Let me tell you, they are hawt!!  While I don’t relate to being submissive, I can always connect to her characters in other ways. This is the fifth book in The Submissive series.

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Katiebird Reviews: Fifty Shades Darker and Freed by E.L. James

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Fifty Shades Darker

Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.

But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven, and demanding Fifty Shades.

While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront her anger and envy of the women who came before her and make the most important decision of her life.

Erotic, sparkling and suspenseful, Fifty Shades Darker is the irresistibly addictive second part of the Fifty Shades trilogy.

Fifty Shades Freed

When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees.

Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity. And Christian must overcome his compulsion to control as he wrestles with the demons of a tormented past.

Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to make Ana’s deepest fears turn to reality.

I know that it seems pretty late in the game to write a review for these books, but it had been years since I had read them. When I reread the first book before the movie came out, I didn’t expect to become so attached to the characters again. Seeing them portrayed so well on the big screen just reinforced that feeling. I left the book I had started, to reread both Darker and Freed, because I just couldn’t focus. I needed to finish the journey started…

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Illustrated Temptations: The Best of 2014 (Part 1)

 

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YAY! OMG! I can’t believe what a great 2014! Happy New Year my beloved readers! I’d like to say THANK YOU! For appreciating all my illustrations and book recommendations. To the awesome AUTHORS, THANK YOU for trusting me with your babies and appreciating all the things that I do to support you.

YOU ROCK my 2014!

I still owe you guys and some authors; and I promise to give you one of the coming Wednesdays this 2015. 😉

Today, let’s look back and reminisce.

Click on the images to be transported in time. 🙂

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Blogiversary Blowout: Pepper Winters Shares What She Love about Q and her Favorite Scene

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Dark, BDSM, Erotica, Mindfucking-read, Beautifully-Painful–those are the words that I have in mind when I hear the name-Pepper Winters. Ha! That is so her!lol But all her books? 5 F.Amazing.Stars! That good!

I am so happy that she was able to share something about Q in our special Blogiversary Celebrations! I totally miss that man!

Okay let’s hear it from Pepper. 🙂

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Amelia Reviews: Knight by Kristen Ashley

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Anya Gage has learned that to get anything good in life, you have to work for it. She has no expectations, no dreams.

Then she finds herself at a party where she doesn’t want to be and she meets Knight.

Knight Sebring knows who he is, what he wants and what he likes. And he gets it. But he never expected something as sweet as Anya Gage to wander into his bedroom during a party he did not expect to be having to borrow his phone.

Knight tries to leave Anya to the life she deserves of white picket fences and a man who watches football on Sundays – good, normal and clean. But when Anya comes to his nightclub and finds herself in a situation, he knows someone has to look after her, he can’t fight it anymore and he decides that man will be him.

Knight teaches Anya that, just as with the bad, in life you should also expect the good. And he teaches her this by giving it to her.

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