Wednesday, January 29, 2014

KTB Review: Socrates Inspires Cherry to Blossom by Red Phoenix

Kayla the Bibliophile’s Review:  Socrates Inspires Cherry to Blossom by Red Phoenix

What if you were to realize something about yourself later in life than you would have hoped? Would you just say, “Ah, damn. I’m too old to worry about that now. Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda…” or would you say, “Better late than never!” If you’re reading this, you know I’m a glass half-full kinda girl, so I personally would be on the Never-Too-Late end of the spectrum. And the main gal in this tale, Kathryn, is right there with me.


Sometimes lives change with a single post…

Kathryn is known as Cherry Blossom by her online friends. Curvaceous and fiercely loyal, the forty-something finds herself in a unique place in her life… Enter Socrates, the online Dom.
His devotion to educating people new to the world of BDSM is something Kathryn greatly admires. Although she isn’t into kink, curiosity gets the best of her and she begins to correspond with the Spanish Dom.
One simple comment leads Kathryn into the passionate world of Dominance and submission where she uncovers truths about herself, and the incredible man she’s come to know and trust.

“It’s been my honor to introduce you to the woman you were meant to be.” ~Socrates

I would classify this story as pure erotica. If you are looking for a hot, quick, lighthearted read with no angst, are into BDSM romances, and love a sweet Dom with a heart of gold, then Socrates is the perfect read for you. It is a story that will prove that the lifestyle can fulfill a void in someone’s life, no matter what their age, race, shape, sex, or size. 

Hoping this one turns into a series, either following the lovable Dom Socrates, or following Kathryn on her journey. Keep ‘em comin’, Red! <3

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Kayla The Bibliophile's Blog Tour Post: Kitty French's Knight Series

Knight & Play (Knight #1)
Knight & Stay (Knight #2)
Knight & Day (Knight #3)
Knight & Play (Knight #1)
There's only one thing in life Lucien Knight really hates, and that's husbands who cheat on their wives.
There's only one problem in Sophie Black's life. Her cheating husband...
From the moment Lucien & Sophie meet, the seal is set.
Romantic, emotional & intensely erotic, Knight and Play is the perfect read for lovers of international bestsellers Fifty Shades & Bared To You. Let yourself be swept away by Part One of the Knight series from Kitty French, a romance so hot it'll burn your fingers...
CEO of Knight Inc. Lucien Knight is catch-your-breath gorgeous and damaged by his troubled past in Norway. All grown up and relocated to London, he's built his empire of adult clubs from the ground up to become the gorgeous patron saint of the sex industry. No one knows the dark childhood secrets that have given Lucien a backbone of steel and a heart encased in ice. No one until Sophie Black, that is...
From the moment girl-next-door Sophie accepts the job as Lucien Knight's PA, she understands how Alice must have felt when she tumbled down the rabbit hole. Lucien takes her safe, vanilla life away and plunges her head first into a huge dish of fantasy flavours. Rich, spicy chocolate covered with dark, oozingly lickable sauce? Check. Tutti-frutti with indecently red, glistening cherries on the top? Yes please.
Lucien strips away all of Sophie's inhibitions, and when he instructs her to select three new toys, she soon realises he has more than a game of Monopoly on his mind... 
He's opened the door to a whole new pleasure packed world without limits, and Sophie is utterly intoxicated. But how far is she willing to go? And what happens when she has to step back into reality again?
Lucien & Sophie's is a story of star crossed love and forbidden passion, a sexual odyssey that spans the globe and changes both of their lives forever. Let it change yours, too. 
Knight & Stay (Knight #2)
Sophie black has turned her back on both her cheating husband and her sexy, enigmatic boss Lucien Knight. When she hits rock bottom, she finds herself drawn back into Lucien's glamorous no strings, high stakes world of intensely erotic encounters. 
Bold and beautiful, Lucien is a walking, talking Viking sex god-the ultimate rebound guy. His is a seductive world of pleasure without limits or commitment, but can Sophie's already bruised heart survive his strictly no ties rule? 
When her husband returns with his tail between his legs, Sophie is faced with the toughest decision of her life. How does she choose between the man she vowed to love forever and the man who she hadn´t planned on loving at all?
Knight & Stay is a star-crossed romantic adventure that spans the globe from Paris to the glittering artic northern lights, a sexual odyssey of love and lust that changes the lives of everyone involved forever. 
Knight & Day (Knight #3)
Kara Brookes hates liars.
Dylan Day hasn’t told the truth from the moment his plane touched down in Ibiza.
It’s a recipe for disaster.
Lucien and Sophie are back, and have set up camp on the sun-drenched isle of Ibiza for the opening of the latest of Lucien’s strictly adult clubs.
They’re joined for the summer by Sophie’s best friend Kara, and Dylan Day, Lucien’s newly appointed club manager. The laid back, smokin’ hot surf guy from California seems almost too good to be true… but there’s no smoke without fire. It’s going to be a long hot summer of love, lust, lies and wedding bells. But who will get their happy ever after?
Romantic, emotional and intensely erotic, Knight & Day is the thrilling final installment of the USA Today bestselling Knight Series from Kitty French.
About the Author
USA Today best selling author Kitty French is a self confessed romance junkie - she loves to watch it, read it, and best of all, to write it. She started to write erotic romance after reading Fifty Shades and hasn't looked back since!
She lives in England with the gorgeous Mr.F and their two young sons, and is never knowingly found without a glass of wine in her hand.
Kitty also writes romantic comedy under the pseudonym Kat French. Her first novel, Undertaking Love, is out now from HarperCollins. 

Review for Red Phoenix's His Scottish Pet: Dom of the Ages

His Scottish Pet: Dom of the Ages
His Scottish Pet: Dom of the Ages

**WARNING** This first story in the series introduces you to Ryce and Chrisselle, and the unique love story they share. The series will follow the immortal Dom, Ryce Leon, through the many loves and lives that shape him into the Master Chrisselle comes to know and love in His Scottish Pet.

Red Phoenix has done it again. First, Brie…my soul-sister in a fictional character. Then, Varick, the unwilling vampire who gets the perfect revenge. And now, Master Leon… oh, Master…


In the 1400’s Ryce Leon moves to Scotland to escape the horrors of his past. The lusty Englishman is content to wear kilts and share his unique talents with the satisfied lasses of Rannoch. However, fate brings a forsaken young waif into his life, Chrisselle Buchanan. What begins as a simple pairing of Master and pet evolves into something powerful, with the potential to free Ryce from his unbearable curse.

Extended Description:

Ryce Leon is a Master of exceptional experience, introducing the women of Rannoch to his rare skills. Unbeknownst to them, he hides a tragic secret - one that forces him to move from place to place, never putting down roots for fear of discovery. He has learned the terrible price of love and will not suffer such loss again. When the dying Chrisselle is thrust upon him, he is determined to rid himself of her as soon as she recovers. However, the Scottish waif’s brave spirit and curious nature eventually break down his defenses. It is clear that fate has brought them together, but Ryce knows from experience that fate can be a cruel mistress.

At first, I’m not positive that I LIKED Ryce…but I think Red did this on purpose. He’s not an affectionate Dom like we fell in love with in her Brie books. I knew eventually I would like him though, because we get a hint of his caring nature when we find out that he pleasures the women of the town known as the outcasts, the women who are not considered marriage material whether they be widows, past the marrying age, etc… And when Chrisselle is forced on him, he’s not the nicest guy to her either. But she slowly grows on him, and when he finally lets her in, we see an entirely new side of Master Leon that wasn’t present with the other ladies in the beginning of the story. Chrisselle’s Ryce is who the reader will end up falling for.

Besides our main characters, there are a couple of endearing supporting characters. Avril, the “Naughty Seamstress”, is a wonderful woman who is an outcast because of the scars on her face. And my favorite, Eventide, Ryce’s horse, who takes the place of a best friend in this story, provides some wonderful comedic relief.

Just to reiterate the warning, Ryce is an immortal. This series will follow him throughout the centuries.

Exclusive Note from the Author:

“With each story, more of his past will be unraveled. Readers will come to understand what happened to him and how he became who he is. At first, Ryce thought he had been given a gift, but with time, he realizes immortality is a terrible burden.”

So for a quick, hot, exciting, intense, and sexy read, try out book 1 in Red’s Dom of the Ages series: His Scottish Pet.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sassy Sara's Review of Unscrupulous by Avery Aster

Anyone who is a regular reader of the blog is probably thinking, 'Wait. Didn't they already review this book?' and that would be yes.  Here's the thing, when Kayla told me this was a 'Must Read' as in I'm required to read it in order to stay book besties with her, I picked it up. True to her word this book was awesome.  I just felt like this book needed a bit more exposure since it's been out for a while now and what better way that give MY opinion on things? I've attached links to Kayla's review and the Dare to Tell the Truth interview that Avery Aster took just so you can have access to all of them right here!

Taddy Brill is the daughter of Manhattan socialite parents who grew up with the good life.  She had everything she could have ever wanted including a best friend that lived in the same building.  She was as happy as any child devoid of any real parental love could be but one day changed all of that.  Ever since she was 12, Taddy found that her best option was to look out for number 1 and her real friends.  Everyone else could take her or leave her and she didn’t think twice about letting people go.  She was considered a heartless bitch that had no real feelings since they only led to heartbreak and confusion.

There is something to be said for being a bitch. My friend said that bitches sleep better at night.  After reading this book I really wonder if that is the case at all.  I mean, Taddy had so many ways of escaping reality but at the end of the day when she went to sleep she was alone (except for her Shih Tzus) and lonely.  She didn’t realize how alone she was until the one man she couldn’t do without walked out of her life.  Now Taddy is forced to acknowledge that she wanted and deserved all the love she has been denying herself of for years.

Sweet Jesus on a saltine cracker, you’re a freaky deaky.  She wondered if there was anything he couldn’t do for her.
Intense. Real. Hers.

Warner Truman is a self-made man that started his hotel business by helping his neighbor with her B&B.  After a terrible excuse for a fiancĂ© ends up attempting to sleep with his brother, Warner wants nothing to do with women who need him for his money.  He has always been generous with his brother, Sheldon, but has never felt comfortable being the third richest man in the world running the third largest hotel and resort chain in the world.  Still, he works hard to see that his vision and passion for his hotels is renowned wherever he goes.  He has learned how to balance life and work and it’s while he is vacationing at his resort at St. Barth he meets the girl of his dreams: Mademoiselle Red.

Since this is the second book of the Manhattanites Series but the first story in the timeline, reading this book first is actually a really great idea.  I freaked out a bit when I saw that it was book 2 but since this prequel lays the foundation for the rest of the series, it’s perfectly fine to read this book first.  Either way, it’s a fun and funny read that has you rooting for a Mormon, worrying about a hypochondriac mother, and questioning how bad your childhood really was in comparison to the way that Taddy, Lex and Vive grew up. 

Here are the promised links!  There are book links as well as ways to stalk, I mean, FOLLOW Avery in Kayla's review, enjoy!!

Much Love
~Sassy Sara

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Review of Lola Stark's Conflicted Love

Conflicted Love...  

Yeah, that was one way to describe Trip and Teeny at the beginning of this book.  There was so much happening between these two characters during Tattered Love that we never heard about and Conflicted Love tells you exactly what was happening between Teeny and Trip when Mace and Scarlett weren't looking.
"Don't push me, Princess. I'm clear out of give-a-fucks and my dick's so hard it could hammer nails.  Move that sweet ass before I bend it over and fuck it into oblivion." I growled in her ear driving the point home with a quick swat to her ass.
It should come as no shock to anyone that knows me that I'm a HUGE fan of tattoos.  And Motorcycles. And hot Marines. And Alpha men.  That Lola is able to add all of that into one series without it seeming like a gimmick or a used up plot makes me love this lady even more.  Trust me, I've read enough books to know...   Her ability to make you love people that you originally thought were assholes is something I will never understand but always appreciate.  I was on the fence about Trip.  I seriously thought he was an asshat and needed to leave Teeny alone.  By the end of the second chapter I was completely on team Trip.  How does she do that?!?!

There are so many things that have to be worked out since Trip has never been with a girl more than once. Ever. Now that he is faced with being a father, he is struggling to figure out how to get Teeny to see him as more than just transportation to and from her doctors appointments.  For once he wants more from a woman and he can't have it.  
I hadn't beat the meat this much since I'd figured out what it was for.  I was ninety-percent sure I was forming blisters and I was ready to take out shares in the world's largest lotion company.
These two characters are faced with a serious life altering decision.  Do they have a child even though the bonds of love are not there to hold them together or do they let it go and hope that some day they can all be happy and move on with their lives?

I'm a huge Lola fan, so when I actually ended up winning a swag pack from her (yes, I saved the envelope because it came to me from Australia!) I was excited to see this dog tag inside.  I don't know that anyone in this story will get me going as much as Mace but let me tell you, Trip definitely caught my attention in this book.  He showed me all the reasons Scarlett liked him so much.  I guess Lola will need to send me another tag that say's Trip's Tramp now?? lol...  Next up?  We get into some really murky water while we read about Jude. I have a feeling that fists are gonna start to fly!

Much Love
~Sassy Sara

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Kayla the Bibliophile Blog Tour Stop: Aurora Rose Reynolds' Until Trevor

I had the pleasure of being the editor of Until Trevor, Book 2 in Aurora Rose Reynolds' Until Series. I can't tell you how much fun it was getting to know such a wonderful woman with so much talent for telling a great story!

The reason I love this series is because, like Aurora, I hate a lot of angst. I like a good romance, with a hell of an ALPHA, a chick you'd love to be friends with, and some hot nooky. And ARR delivers all of that without having a ton of heartbreak like so many people crave
(what is wrong with y'all?! lol)

Trevor, like his yummy brother Asher (still my favorite brother, sorry Trev) is an Alpha male who takes what he wants. Liz comes out of her shell in this story, after being the sweet quiet friend in Book 1: Until November. I loved getting to see another side of Liz! She's hilarious, loving, a little unsure of herself, but strong for the people she loves.
And as always: an HEA <3

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Trevor Mayson had his life planned out - make the family business successful and play the field for a few more years before eventually settling down. Then he sees her. Liz Hayes was beautiful, shy and everything that he could ever want...but she didn't fit into his plans. After Trevor painfully rejects her, Liz finally starts to move on, but Trevor is finding it difficult to truly let her go. It seems the more he tries to stay away, the more intense his feelings for her become. Like a stretched rubber band, he can only take so much before snapping. 

Liz Hayes is done waiting for Trevor and isn't interested in getting her heart broken by him again, but Trevor is making it difficult for her to forget him when he shoves his way back into her life. 

Can Trevor prove to her that he is worth falling in love with again, and is he ready to change his life plan to let her into his heart?


Let’s start with a little foreplay…
Craziest Fan moment?
I’m new so I haven’t had anything crazy happen yet hopefully soon.
 (Kayla~ you're about to have a crazy fan moment when you step off the plane in Houston in less than two weeks when you come for my signing!
Cuz, I'm gonna tackle yo''ve been warned <3 )

Pick one!
Favorite book and/or author?
Favorite book has to be the Golden Dynasty. Favorite Author is Kristen Ashley.
Import or Muscle car?
Muscle car for sure.
 I don’t think there is anything better than feeling the power of an engine
 Favorite song and/or musician?
 I love Rap music. I don’t really have a favorite
 (Crystal being Gangsta ^ hehe)
White, Dark or Milk Chocolate?
Dark Chocolate.
 Sam or Dean Winchester?
No clue who the hell that is.
(Kayla~ GASP!! As much as I talk about Dean Winchester,
and this whole time, you don't know who he is?!?!?!) 
Commando, Boxers or Briefs?
Boxers, though I do enjoy lazy commando weekends. ;)
 Damon or Stephan Salvatore?
Hey, I know them I have to say Damon. YUM
Wine or Mixed drink?
Wine! Either Zin or Merlot.
Coke or Pepsi?
Diet coke I hate Pepsi.
Biker boy or Rocker dude?
Biker boy. Rocker boys play bad; Biker boys are bad.
 Do you believe in vampires?
Yes, I do believe in vampires. I know, I’m weird. But whatever.
 If you could have a super power, what power would you pick?
I would want to be able to turn invisible. That would fricking rock! Can you imagine the kind of trouble you could get into? Okay, apparently I would be an anti-hero.
 What would you do with your super power if you had it?
Um well, to be honest, the first thing that came to mind is break into Chris Hemsworth’s house. My second thought is to break into a bank and get all the money...or the White House.
Would you abuse your super power? How?
Obviously, my answers explain how bad I would be at having a super power
 Enough foreplay, let’s get it on!
Tell us about your 1st time!
 It was horrible. Think alcohol, hotel, and a way-too-old dude.

 (Kayla~ Please tell me why THIS popped into my head?)

Whips or chains?
None that’s way to much planning.
 What is your favorite alcoholic beverage?
 Do you ever leave home without panties on?
Have you ever had sex while at work (any job)? If so, where?
Um, no.
 What is the strangest place you ever had sex?
Under a tree in the middle of a parking lot.
 What turns you on more, reading a sexual story, watching a porn, or listening to sex?
Sexual story, as long as its done right.
What profession do you find the most arousing sexually?
I don’t know. I have never thought about it. I guess porn star, but I’m not sure.
 Does size matter?
Yes, and any woman who says it doesn’t is full of crap, masturbates a lot, or her man eats vag like a champ.
Do you or have you ever had a “cop” fantasy?
Lets just say there is nothing wrong with a set of handcuffs.
Do you or have you ever had a “Delivery Guy” or “Service Man” fantasy?
No hummmmm….
If you were on a bus and got a glimpse up a pantiless girl’s skirt would you keep looking? No, I would probably be the one to tell her to close her legs.
 What is the strangest sexual experience you’ve had?
Not going there...
Funniest sexual experience you've ever had?
Gum going into my hair while getting it on.
Most embarrassing sexual experience?
I haven’t really had anything embarrassing happen.
 Dominant or Submissive?
Sub totally.
 Your stand on sex toys?
Buy them, use them, and love them. Be open with your partner, and always remember: ORGASMS ARE AWESOME!!
Siiiigh, that was fantastic…how about some pillow talk?
What would you do if you could be a guy for a day?
Jerk off. Play with my balls because guys always do that and it seems important. Get a BJ. Well, probably a lot of BJ’s. Um, pee standing up. You know, typical guy stuff.
How would you describe yourself so that someone could pick you out?
Quiet chick that looks like pornstar.
What's the last thought in your head that involved someone you like?
 I’m a lucky girl <3 
 What is a question you want me to ask you?
None of the ones you asked lol!
 What is a question you refuse to answer?
Anything about my husband
Any tats or piercings? If so, where?
Yes, tons all over! And I have my ears and nose pierced.
Biggest turn on?
Confidence. And I love bigness.
 Biggest turn off?
Cockiness. There is nothing worse than a man that thinks he’s all that.
Pet peeve?
Bad manners.
So tell us something nobody knows about you?
I’m addicted to bubblemint gum.
 What did you think while reading these questions?
I wonder how Kayla came up with these.
Thank you for answering my naughty questions. Was it as good for you as it was for me? Totally.
Did you have anything else you’d like to say before we go?
Thank you so much for breaking me in! It's been fun, and you know I love you lady<3
Aurora, can't wait to replace our FaceTime pic with a real one of us together in less than two weeks!! I loves the ish outta ya, girl! <3 Kayla