Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Review/Giveaway: Another Night, Another Planet by Jessica E Subject

Another Night, Another Planet (1NS)
by Jessica E. Subject
Erotic Sci-Fi/Futuristic Romance
Categories: Action/Adventure, Interracial/Multicultural
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Release Date: June 14, 2013
Heat Level: Steamy
Length: 36 pages

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Limited by status…

Ava is a housekeeper aboard Star Spirit, a luxury cruise ship travelling between the Milky Way and the Belvarian System. Coming from a middle-class family on Earth, she is considered by passengers as nothing more than an object to be tossed away when they’re done with her.

Shunned because of his lineage…

Banned from several planets across the universe, Nate struggles to run his interstellar shipping business. But the DNA of an exterminated race runs through his blood, giving him a diluted form of their powers, and leaving him labeled as a terrorist.

Both searching for the one…

Through her 1Night Stand dating service, Madame Evangeline matches these two together for a celestial escape on the pleasure planet, Elatia.

Will Ava and Nate find what they’re looking for, or will their date be just another night on another planet?

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains adult sexual situations and/or adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

My Review:

Aliens, hot aliens and a 1 Night Stand set up by Madame Eve, need I say more. Combining the lines of Elatia and 1NS this story has it all, that suspense of who the date is going to be and can a one night stand last more than a night paired with a pleasure planet like Elatia and I was hooked.

Ava was a great heroine who had just enough of a innocence and a sense of wonder to make me see why she would happily yearn to find someone to take her away and to spend her life with. Nate is loveable because of his uniqueness and the fact that he’s a hero who definitely is ready to settle down with someone who loves him first.

Ms. Subject does a great job of writing a story with aliens and humans and making me love both, making them the same yet different enough that I was even more in love because of their differences. I look forward to reading more of her smoking hot aliens, please keep them coming!

5 Books

I received a copy in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated for my review.


Ava glanced at the empty seat beside her. Late, as usual.

Michelle raced toward her then slammed onto the cushion. “Jeez, why can’t we have buckled seats in the rooms like other mother travelers?”

She rolled her eyes, sighing. “Who was the guy this time?”

“Oh, not one, but two. Remember the twins from Room 317 I told you about?”

Gasping, she clasped her hands over her mouth. The twins were hot, but two at the same time? She definitely had different morals than her friend. “You’re unbelievable.”

“No, they are. I’m meeting with them again on Elatia. Want to join us? I’m willing to share.”

“No, thank you.” She blushed, imagining having sex with someone her best friend had done the deed with, and being in the same room while Michelle got busy with another guy. She would never do such a thing. Sex happened behind closed doors.

“C’mon. We’re going to be on the pleasure planet. Time to have our sexual fantasies come true.” Michelle squeezed her thigh. “You haven’t had any fun on this voyage at all. Did you meet someone back home before we left and not tell me?”

She shook her head. How she wished. “I’m saving myself.”

Michelle snorted. “For what?”

“Never mind.” She sighed. “You wouldn’t understand.”

“Whatever.” Michelle frowned, turning away, leaving her to wallow in her own guilt.

“By the way,” her friend continued. “You’re supposed to go to the communications center after you’ve escorted your passengers off. You have a message from someone named Madame Evangeline.”

Ava groaned, her stomach twisting in knots. “I didn’t expect to hear from her so soon,” she whispered, fingering the hem of her shirt. Now she’d have the return trip to increase her anxiousness for the date.

Michelle twisted back toward her. “What? Who is Madame Evangeline, anyway?”

Ava glanced around. The rest of the staff seemed to be engrossed in their own conversations—reciting their plans during the layover on Elatia—but she still didn’t want anyone to hear. She leaned closer to her friend. “I applied to a dating service before we left. Madame Eve is the woman who runs it. I’m saving myself for my date.”

Michelle’s eyes widened. “So you’re meeting your special someone on Elatia? Could it be a passenger from the Star Spirit?”

“No.” She dreaded the thought. Guests from the mother traveler would still see her as a second-class being, and she didn’t know of any employee on board looking for a serious relationship. She jumped at the crunch of the ship docking, unprepared to meet her date already. “It won’t happen until we return to Earth. It can’t.”

“Well, do you mind if I come with you to find out? I have to wait for the twins to complete their quarantine period, anyway.”

“Sure.” She could use the support. Clasping her shoulder straps, she took a deep breath, willing her body to stop shaking.


“What does it say?” Michelle leaned over her shoulder, trying to read the message on her tablet.

No one had questioned her in the communications center. The technician had simply glanced at her identification then transferred the message to her device. Unable to wait until she arrived in her room, Ava opened the email from 1Night Stand and began to read the letter while in the elevator.

Dearest Ava…

The elevator slowed. She braced for the change in direction.

…I trust the first leg of your journey went well. While you traveled through space, I received an application from a man whom I believe would be an ideal match for you. Since you already have the required inoculations and do not need to go through the quarantine period before entering Elatia, I have arranged for someone to meet you. His name is Jacobus. While he is not your date, he will prepare you then escort you to the man you will spend the evening with.


Madame Eve

So soon? The woman had found her a match already? A rush of giddiness filled her before nerves pushed it aside. She wasn’t an impossible match. Then bile burned the back of her throat. What had Madame Eve meant by prepare? She spun to face her friend. “I can’t do this. I thought I could but I don’t even know this guy.”

She paced, the walls seeming to close in on her. “I wanted to find someone to spend the rest of my life with. On Earth. But this is just going to be another one-night stand. I fucked up. What am I supposed to do?”

Her friend shrugged, an amused grin on her face. “You can spend the next couple of days hiding in your room, wondering who you were set up with, and whether things might have worked out, or you can get your ass moving, pack a bag to meet Jacobus and then your date. If in your position, I’d be already gone.”

The difference between her and Michelle…she couldn’t spend the night with someone without feeling some sort of connection. Somehow, her friend could walk away the next morning, ready to find another guy. Maybe she’d feel different if she had guys falling at her feet due to her big bust on her curvy frame. In comparison to her friend, Ava looked plain, resembling a girl in the early stages of puberty. No one wanted to spend a lifetime with her. Every guy she’d ever slept with proved so.

The elevator opened. She stepped out, heading down the hall toward their room, still trying to decide how to spend her layover. Contacting Madame Eve had been a mistake. One-night stands didn’t agree with her heart. She pressed her thumb to the scanner, waiting for the door to open. So much money spent…

She sauntered inside, but stopped when Michelle darted in front of her.

“Quit doubting yourself.” Her friend grabbed her arms, staring her down. “You’re beautiful and deserve to be happy. If you don’t hurry up, I’ll knock you out then find a luggage cart to carry you down to Jacobus myself.”

With a deep breath, she nodded. She could do this. Might as well get my money’s worth. “Okay, I’ll do it.”

Michelle reached in her closet then tossed her a duffle bag. “Good. I’ll help you pack.”

About the Author:

Jessica Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotica. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.

When Jessica isn't reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.

Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Spotlight: The Letter by Sandra Owens


THE LETTER is the story of a betrayal that wasn’t. Even so, it still tore apart two lovers for eleven years.

On the eve of their wedding, Michael Jeffres, Earl of Daventry, found his betrothed— the woman who meant as much to him as the air he breathed—in bed with his cousin, Leo. Diana remembers nothing of that night. All she knows is that she was forced to marry Leo and then spent the next eleven years in hell.

When the two lovers are brought back together by a letter from Leo a year after his death, Michael and Diana must struggle through all the lies and secrets before they can find a love that far surpasses the one of their youth.


“You asked to see me?”

Michael turned from the window. His expression so solemn, Diana had the urge to flee.

“I did.” He stepped behind his desk and gestured to a chair in front. “Have a seat, please. There is something I must show you.”

Whatever he wanted to show her, she didn’t want to see. The step toward happiness she had taken yesterday fled and she resented it.

She sat and clasped her hands together. “What is it?”

“What it is…” His words trailed off. He picked up what looked like several pages of a letter, stared at it a moment, then lifted his eyes to hers. “Before I give it to you, I want to say—” He took a deep breath.

Her heart did a hard thump in her chest. What was written on that paper that disconcerted him so much? Whatever it was, it wasn’t good. She was on the verge of leaving when he began to speak.

“I want to say I’m sorry, but the words sound trivial because they won’t undo what I allowed my cousin to do to you.” He caught her gaze and held it.

“But, Diana, I am sorry, more than I can possibly say.” He held out his hand, the sheets fluttering.

My God, his hand was trembling. She recoiled from the pages wavering at her like the head of a snake. Whatever it was, it was evil. It would bite her and open old wounds.

She vigorously shook her head. “I don’t want it.”

She wanted to be happy, had promised herself she could be. She didn’t want to be a beaten down thing huddling against the wall with her arms protectively over her head. Putting her hands on the arms of her chair, she pushed up, prepared to leave.

“It is a letter from Leo.”

Diana fell back down on the chair. It was a snake all right. “I don’t understand. If he wrote to me, why do you have it?”

“It was written to me.” Michael placed it on the desk, close to her. “I’m not sure when, sometime after he learned he was dying, I assume. I’m sorry.” He sighed heavily. “I seem to be saying that a lot, don’t I? But I am. You need to read it. There are things in it you need to know.”

Whatever Leo wrote, it would be vile. She considered going to her room and getting a pair of gloves to put on before touching it. Lord, she was acting like a coward. Her resolve to be a new woman, a strong and happy one asserted itself. There was nothing her husband could say that she hadn’t already heard, lived through and survived. She picked up the letter and
began to read.

Oh, God, she had not heard this.

About the Author:

Sandra lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Most days, you can find her with her fingers on a keyboard, her mind in the world of her imagination. It's a land where romance and happy endings exist, a land where anything is possible.

When her husband can drag her away from her computer, she likes to travel with her very own hero in their RV, but she always brings her laptop. There are still stories to write, after all.

A few highlights of Sandra's life she fondly recalls are jumping out of a plane, flying upside down in a stunt plane, and riding her Harley in the mountains of Southern California and along the coast of Maine. She's managed a private airport and held the position of General Manager of a Harley-Davidson dealership.

Although those events in her life were great fun, nothing compares to the joy and satisfaction she gets from writing her stories.

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Spotlight/Giveaway: Seductive Shadows by Marni Mann


Seductive Shadows

by Marni Mann

Contemporary Erotic Romance

Publisher: Booktrope

Release Date: July 17, 2013

Heat Level: Sizzling

Word Count: 86,000

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Charlie is a passionate, sensually inspired art student, desperately seeking an escape from an abusive past that haunts her and a tragic accident that emptied her heart. Scarred and unable to love, her yearning for physical pleasure and contact leads her into a tantalizing, dangerous world of power and seduction. The anonymity of the deal offers security, the money provides financial freedom, and the madam’s authority is the mother figure she longs for.

But the thrill of the mansion and its arousing dominance quickly fades when she meets the renowned yet mysterious Cameron Hardy, whose intense, baby blue eyes send a nervous flutter through her core. He’s sexy, and not in a subtle way. Cameron stimulates her art, intellect and desires. Just as he begins to break through her emotional boundaries, Charlie discovers a devastating connection between her past and her scandalous work at the mansion, shattering everything she thought to be true.

Provocative, intoxicating and erotic, Seductive Shadows is the unforgettable tale of a young woman’s discovery as she learns to forgive, to love and be loved, and to find redemption amidst a memorable journey that will captivate your mind and stimulate your soul.

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations (including a f/f scene, multiple partners and light bondage) and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.


I wasn’t a prostitute. I was an artist who used her fingers to paint a fantasy and her body fulfilled it. The muse, or the canvas, but always the artist. And when I was desired by men was when I felt the most creative.

Just because I was hired to provide pleasure, didn’t mean I couldn’t enjoy every moment of passion and every uninhibited deviant thought. I was turned on by the cameras that would point toward my bed, the lust that would be whispered in my ears, and playing out the fantasy that I would compose. Not knowing anything about these men, what the top half of their faces looked like, their names, meant they also knew nothing about me. I would never have to discuss my past or the accident; the only thing I would have to unzip would be my lingerie. I would have enough money to pay off my mother’s debt in a reasonable amount of time and take more than one class a semester. The arrangement was perfect.

But then I met Cameron. With icy, baby blue eyes so intense...he was sexy, and not in a subtle way. Bold and confident, he inspired my art and challenged my emotions and, for the first time since the accident, I felt a strong connection to another person.

I had a burning desire to trust Cameron, to escape the dark life I had been leading and reveal to him the wounds of my soul…until I discovered a devastating connection between my past and the mansion. And in the midst of all the truth I uncovered, I learned my life was in imminent danger....

About the Author:

A New Englander at heart, Marni Mann is now a Floridian inspired by the sandy beaches and hot pink sunsets of Sarasota. She taps mainstream appeal and shakes worldwide taboos, taking her readers on a dark and breathtaking journey. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, she’s scouring for chocolate, traveling, reading, or walking her four-legged children. Visit her at

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Review: A Little Harmless Ride by Melissa Schroeder


When this Dom falls hard, he will do anything to protect the woman he loves.
Elias St John has lived a life most people wouldn’t believe. An Aussie by birth, he has found his way to the Big Island working as the right hand man to Joe Kaheaku. When his boss dies and leaves the ranch to Eli and Joe’s niece Crysta Miller, Eli finds himself more than a little attracted to her.

After finding her fiancé in bed with another woman and helping her father through his illness, Crysta is ready for a new start. The offer of the ranch far away from home is perfect. The only problem she has is with Eli who constantly tells her what to do. When an argument turns into a passionate kiss, both of them get more than they were expecting.

Eli finds himself completely enthralled with Crysta as his submissive. As seemingly simple accidents turn deadly, Eli realizes that someone is bent on destroying the ranch by any means possible—even murder.

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My Review:

Elias St John has been a reoccurring character is the Harmless series by Melissa Schroeder and finally it was his turn. I’ll admit since I was introduced to the Aussie cowboy Dom that I wanted his story desperately. I just knew he had an amazing history and a great story in him, A Little Harmless Ride didn’t disappoint. Not to mention he’s extremely sexy.

Crysta was the perfect heroine for him. She was spunky and already in the BDSM lifestyle so a Dom like Eli just can’t resist her. They start off fighting their attraction but as things escalate on the ranch and it becomes obvious, that someone is determined to take the ranch from them, well they just can’t help but fall for into each other’s arms.

Ms. Schroeder gives a story full of suspense, sexy heroines, and heroes all set on the backdrop of a beautiful Hawaiian ranch. I highly recommend this story, it was truly a wild ride that I will take again and again in the future.

5 Books

I bought my own copy. I was not compensated for my review.

Guest Post/Giveaway: Surprises & A Giveaway with Jennifer Labelle

  We all know that any good relationship takes work, and a great way to show your significant other how much they’re loved is to spice things up once in awhile.*winks*

  In my latest Edge erotica; Jack, Jewels & Junior: A Naughty Night with the Three Js, Angel Martinez decides to surprise her boyfriend, Brody, to a naughty night of celebratory sex after six blissful months together. Fantasies are played out, new toys are introduced, ‘J’ becomes their favorite letter of the alphabet, and Brody has a surprise of his own for her in the end. It’s an encounter they won’t soon forget.

    Please enjoy the excerpt and blurb below and if you’ve got the chance don’t forget to check out all of my Edge erotica releases, No Strings Attached, Friends with Benefits, and of course Jack, Jewels, and Junior too!

No Strings Attached: 

When Julie Saunders replies to Gunnery Sergeant, Ryan Hawke’s personal ad, he’s relieved he’s found a sane one in the bunch. They both have demanding jobs, and there aren’t enough hours in the day to get out and meet people. Tired of feeling lonely and in need of attention they agree to meet for a no-strings-attached encounter.

But can reality live up to expectations or will their one night together leave them craving more?
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Friends with Benefits:

Collin Harrison loves to have a good time, especially when he’s with his new neighbor, Devin. The two men develop an instant rapport that sparks a desire neither are sure about pursuing. Until one night they both take the leap, turning their friendship into one with scorching hot benefits.

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Jack, Jewels, & Junior: A Naughty Night with the Three J’s


After six months with the man she adores, Angel Martinez has a sexy anniversary night planned. If everything goes her way, their bedroom fantasies will be played out with the help of Jack, Jewels, and Junior, new toys she bought just for the occasion.

Brody Cahill comes home from work expecting an empty apartment and a date with a TV dinner. Instead he’s greeted to the delightful sight of his girlfriend waiting for him, and in the buff no less. Forget dinner, Angel is on his menu! The night takes a delectable twist, “J” becomes his favorite letter of the alphabet, and Brody gives her a special anniversary surprise of his own. This is one naughty night they won’t forget…and hope to repeat!

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Her lips twitched in amusement. Already naked when he walked in the door from work, she had special plans for them that night. She checked him out from top to bottom and her mouth watered.

“We’ve been together six months now, and I thought we should celebrate.” She sauntered forward with a seductive twist of her hips until she stood close enough to withdraw his belt and work the button loose on his pants. “I’d like to introduce you to the three Js tonight. What do you say?” She rubbed the front of his pants and dropped to her knees before unzipping him.

“What are the Js?” He gulped and she trembled with excitement to begin their night of sinful fun. Brody thrust closer to her face and threaded his fingers through her locks to urge her forward. The gesture filled her with satisfaction. The time had come to put her plan in motion and to show him their first J.

“Well, first there is Junior….” She pried her hair loose and bent to the side to drag a small box closer, her head bent forward giving him a perfect view. “Then there’s Jewels, and if you’re really good, and agree to proceed, Jack will come along later.”

She grinned before pulling out some lube and a small plug from their naughty box. “First, meet Junior.”

Best wishes,
Jennifer Labelle


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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Guest Blog: Rugged Hearts by Amanda McIntyre

Amanda has been referred to as a "true artist in the writing realm' and her zest for life inspires her "character-driven" stories. Her passion is to take ordinary people and place them in extraordinary situations, delving into the realm of potential and possibility as she watches them become the heroes and heroines of their own stories. She counts herself fortunate to be able to do what she loves, aspires to stay fresh and unique to her voice and listen to her readers. A member of RWA, and a multi-genre ‘hybrid’ author, her work is published internationally in e-book and in print, as well as in audio. She currently writes sizzling contemporary and erotic historical romance.

Please join me in welcoming Amanda to the blog today! Thank you for stopping by! ~ Sheri

Hot cowboys. The term alone brings a host of images to mind. Cowboy butts. Rough, calloused hands. Unshaven, strong jawlines. A sexy glint in adventurous, no-fear eyes. It’s enough to get your swoon on!!

Rugged Wyatt Kinnison, eldest of the three non-traditional brothers of the men of the Kinnison Legacy is the epitome of “Swoon.” Tall, dark, handsome, scarred by more than one woman’s betrayal, he’s now a loner who possesses integrity, grit and a fierce loyalty to family. He’s a formidable challenge to the second grade teacher who meets him by chance when she gets lost and must ask directions, one dark winters night. Between a dangerous winter storm, an unexpected field trip, and a near tragedy averted--poor Wyatt doesn’t realize until put to the test, how determined Aimee Worth can be when she sets her mind to what she wants.

Set-up: Aimee readies to ask Wyatt to go for coffee after running into him at the grocery store. It’s the second time they’ve met and she can’t figure out why he seems so guarded—

She shrugged. “Denise says I’m lucky you acknowledge me at all. Quite the reputation with the ladies you must have around here, Slick.”

“My name isn’t Slick and Denise should mind her business.” He shifted the groceries in his crates so they wouldn’t tip over on the way back home. Where he needed to head soon before….

“I was wondering if you’d care to join me for a cup of coffee?”
Before that happened. “No, I don’t think so.”

“Do I scare you, cowboy?”

He let out a quiet laugh. “You certainly have quite the mouth on you.”
“That’s not a joke, is it?” she asked.

He slammed the gate of the truck bed. “Look, it’s been a pleasure. Thanks for the apple thing.” He started to leave.

“Oh my gawd. I just figured it out. You don’t like women. Of course, it all makes sense now.”

Wyatt walked to the back of the truck where she stood and stared at her. “What are you talking about?”

She blinked at him, her eyes bright with wonder. “I don’t know why I didn’t see it before. You hardly come to town, you prefer keeping to yourself. It must be difficult.”
He clamped his hand on the tailgate and pushed his face to hers. Of all the damn foolishness. “What must be difficult?” Wyatt took a deep breath and waited patiently, his gaze locked to hers.

“’Course it’s just as hard for single women. Don’t get me wrong. I do understand. My dad calls this place the land that time forgot. But for a guy with alternative preferences it must be—”

His brows shot up. “What?” he spat out in utter surprise. Does she really think…?

She leaned forward, studying him with those beautiful eyes. “It’s okay. I have no problem with it. You know, I think we could be really good friends, just the same.”


She shrugged. “Sure, why not? I accept your choices.”

“Oh well.” He chuckled with an odd sense of wonder at her gutsiness. “That’s mighty big of you.”

Her mouth turned down. “Look I’m just trying to be nice. Everybody gets lonely now and again.”

“I don’t.” At least if he did, he hadn’t thought about it in a long while. Which wasn’t the point. Good Lord, did people really think he was a Brokeback Mountain man?”

She tipped her head and gave him a sweet look of pity.

“Oh for gawd’s sake, this is ridiculous.” He wasn’t sure exactly what it was he intended to prove by his knee-jerk reaction, but the next thing he knew, he’d grabbed her fluffy, pink coat by the shoulders and captured her mouth in a kiss. His immediate thought was to end all question about his lifestyle choices, the second, a realization that while it was a horrid idea, parts much lower found it quite exhilarating.

Find out if Aimee “wrangles” this rough and rugged cowboy in RUGGED HEARTS, Book I of the Kinnison Legacy!

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