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Review: The Shrinemaiden by Annie Eppa





4.5 out of 5

This was smoking HOT!!!  Seriously, one of the hottest books I’ve ever read.  I don’t often read the fantasy genre, but the synopsis for The Shrinemaiden had me intrigued so I decided to give it a whirl when Ms. Eppa kindly offered a copy to read and review.  I don’t care who you are, or what genre of smut you like to read, if you like smut that is more than just soft porn on paper, this is a must-have in anyone’s collection.  I was so hot and bothered throughout, I almost missed the story itself, but that would have been a shame because it was equally incredible.

The plot was a clever take on Queen Elizabeth’s Court lies and intrigue, and I also got a feel of a Roman Empire style thrown in.  Every single time I thought I had it all figured out, another curveball was thrown, and I found myself sitting up and thinking, ooh, tell me more!  I had a great admiration for Adelai’s character, not only a highly sensual woman, but also one sharp cookie able to hold her own in a world filled with treachery and danger.  Thornton was the definition of a sex on a stick alpha male, but was so much more than just brawn.  Nothing better than an old school military man, mmmm.

I’m dying for the next in the series, The Slavemaiden.  Kinlee and General Falen are introduced here, I loved them, and I think that one is going to be just as hot as this was, but we have to wait until Feb/Mar 2014 (whimper).  It’s already in my TBR, and I will be begging Annie Eppa to let me review.


Adelai has known only one home – that of the Temple of Inne-annah, Goddess of Lust and Love. As a shrinemaiden, she was raised to be a graceful, high-society courtesan catering only to the rich and powerful, for a price.

On the eve of her auction, however, Adelai discovers treachery at play between two of the most powerful kingdoms in the land, and that she had become a pawn in a political game where the stakes are high, and one wrong move will mean war. The choices Adelai will make shall take her from gilded manors and fancy balls to a cruel king’s royal court, where secrets lurk and loyalty is an illusion. In the end, Adelai must use all the skills she’s learned both inside the bedroom and out of it to triumph against the men who want her, the men who would seek to possess her – and to win the man who loves her, against all odds.

The Shrinemaiden is the first of the Maidens trilogy, which takes place in the dark kingdom of Sarcopia, but remains a standalone.

Warning: explicit scenes, dubcon situations, sexy alpha males and some bdsm.



Annie has two great loves in her life – traveling the world, and writing. She panders to both by working as a freelance photojournalist, where she is sent all over the world to write and photograph awesome people and cute animals (and sometimes even the not-so-cute ones). She’s been on four continents, and hopes to add more countries to her ever-growing list. Due to her job, she has made many countries her home – Sweden, China, Brazil, the Philippines, Canada – and shuffles among these whenever she needs to.

Her debut novel, The Shrinemaiden, is an erotic fantasy set in a strange world of intrigue and bedroom politics. It is a standalone book that also manages to be the first in a series, and is due out in late 2013.


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When her beloved kingdom of Highrolfe falls, spirited Kinlee finds herself a captured slave, sold at auction to General Connor ‘The Wolf’ Falen, the man responsible for her country’s defeat.

Beaten but unbowed, Kinlee has one last card to play: a secret she must keep hidden from her new master, lest it dooms everyone that she holds dear. Though bound and helpless, she has sworn never to surrender to her frightening, intriguingly sensuous owner. But the Wolf has other plans….


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Blog Tour: Reviews and Giveaway- Night Moves by Andrea Smith

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5 out of 5

I found Andrea Smith’s book, Maybe Baby, ages ago on Amazon and that began my love affair with all things Andrea Smith. I have been her stalker on Goodreads, Facebook, wherever and anywhere since reading that book and promptly devouring the next 4. And then impatiently waiting while she teased us on Goodreads with Diamond Girl and then Love Plus One and now Night Moves.

Night Moves did not disappoint. The cover is just the beginning of the HOTNESS that is unleashed with Easton and Darcy. At first, I was not a huge Easton fan, but he won me over when things were clarified and he finally starting taking down that impenetrable wall that he had built around his heart.

The sex is HOT and the dynamic and chemistry between Darcy and Easton is undeniable. This book is the third in the G-Man Series, but you can certainly read this as a standalone.  Being a long time reader, I enjoyed getting glimpses of Slate, Sammie, Lindsey, & Taz. And I will remain a faithful reader of anything Andrea releases.  I plan to meet her at the GA Indie Author Event next April and I am afraid that I may embarrass myself when I fangirl all over her, but it has to be done.  The woman writes amazing stories filled with fantastic and relatable characters, great pacing, dynamic dialogue and scorching sexy times.

I demand you go read this book, and every other book that Andrea has written. You will NOT be disappointed. I never am. They just get better and better!


4 out of 5

Another awesome read in the G-Man series from Andrea Smith.  Night Moves can be read as a standalone, but I would definitely recommend reading the first two in this series as the other characters do make “guest” appearances and there are a few loose ends that get tied up. They were also damn good.

The synopsis does not lie when it describes Darcy as spoiled, but she was surprisingly mature for her upbringing and age, and I liked her from the start.  Easton is definitely a smoking hot British Alpha.  Totally drool worthy!  But he’s also a supreme A-hole!  He didn’t start to grow on me until after the halfway point, and it was begrudged at best.  But he grew on me as the story progressed from there, and by the end, I understood what Darcy loved about him.  Pay attention now, because it’s rare lately: Night Moves had an HEA!  And it was so good.  One to give you the warm fuzzies, I’m smiling now just thinking about it.

I think I need to start a list of authors that I am going to turn into a kookie fangirl over and Andrea Smith is going in the top ten.  Night Moves completely cemented her as a go-to author.  For me that means reading every single book she ever wrote, avidly watching for her new releases, and devouring them the day they release.  Now I need to go back and read her Baby series while waiting for her next one.


There’s a new Alpha in town . . . and he’s a Brit!

Darcy Nicole Sheridan, is 22 years-old, beautiful, single, spirited, sexy and – spoiled. She knows that about herself. Raised by wealthy (and doting) parents as an only child, Darcy pretty much coasts through life until her heart was inexplicably broken by her boyfriend, Darin.

To ease the pain, Darcy flies to Belize over the holidays fully intending to wallow in self-pity and distance herself from her ex. Her pity party is short-lived however, after observing a very handsome, very intriguing man on the beach. Darcy becomes the focus of the smokin’ hot, wealthy and somewhat mysterious ‘E.J.

Soon she finds herself entangled with an alpha like no other… Her world is rocked by a series of events that will forever change the course of her life, showing her what love is all about; and forcing her to come to terms with hidden sexual pleasures only one man could fulfill…


Andrea Smith is an Ohio native, currently residing in southern Ohio.  Ms. Smith is the mother of two grown sons; grandmother of four.  The ‘Baby Series’ trilogy is Ms. Smith’s first self-published work.  Having previously been employed as an executive for a global corporation, Ms. Smith decided to leave the corporate world and pursue her life-long dream of writing fiction.

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Cover Reveal: Beck by Harper Sloan

I’ve always been good at wearing masks. Not letting anyone see the real me. I’m content being the happy-go-lucky best friend. The strong willed boss. The independent woman who doesn’t need a man.
But the truth is I’m just as broken as the rest of you. I’m terrified that all it will take is one person to make all my carefully constructed walls crumble into fine dust. So I guard my heart with everything I have. Determined to never let anyone get close enough to hurt me again.
All is perfect until HE walks into my life. No… he doesn’t just walk. He struts his good-looking, sex-oozing self right into my space and demands that I see HIM. Making me want what I know I can’t have.
So I did the only thing I know how to do.
I run.
But he just won’t let me go.
The second I see her, I know she will be mine. I see past the gorgeous smiles and heart-stopping laughter. I see  HER. She doesn’t want me to know her secrets or the past that haunts her, but I make it my mission to find out.
To make her mine.
She can run all she wants, but it will never be far enough to stop me from coming after her.
She’s it for me and she knows it.
She’s just too scared to admit it.RELEASE DATE IS 12/30/13

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Photography by Toski Covey Photography
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Review: Axel by Harper Sloan


Note from the author–This book is intended for a mature reading audience and isn’t suitable for younger readers. Brash language, sexual hotness, delectable alpha males, some violence and adult situations are all over this book–you have been warned. 
Fate hasn’t always been friends with Isabelle West. In fact, fate has been a downright bitch.
Isabelle has learned the hard way how hard life can be when fate isn’t by your side. It can hand you dreams on silver platters, but it can snatch them right back and hand you nightmares. One thing Isabelle knew for sure fate was consistent with was taking away everything she ever loved.
For the last two years Isabelle has been slowly clearing the clouds of her past. Happiness is finally on the horizon. She has a thriving business, great friends, and her life back. All she has to do is jump over the last hurdle…her ex-husband.
When problems start causing her to fear her new life, and memories that are better left forgotten start rushing to the surface the last thing she needs is a ghost from her past to come knocking on her door.
Axel never thought he would look into the eyes of Isabelle West again, and he wasn’t sure he wanted to now. He’s carried his anger for so long he isn’t sure he can just turn it off, but when he is faced with protecting her and an unexpected desire to have her again, life gets a little more complicated.
How will Axel and Isabelle deal when all their cards are put on the table and everything they thought was true blows up in their faces?

Mandy’s Review

Rating 4.5/5

So once again, I am listening to my mother.  She called this book “YUM” so I decided to give it a whirl. And what a whirl!  By all of the comments in social media world, I was expecting more smut and less story, but Harper Sloan’s Axel is the whole package (the book and the man).  This is the first book for Harper Sloan and also the first in a series called Corps Security. I cannot wait for more! It was hot, steamy, suspenseful, and heartwarming.

Izzy has felt loss and heartache in unimaginable ways and through it all, she has held her first love, Axel, in a tight grip in her heart. Believing he was dead, Izzy tried to move on with her life, but fate smacked her back down and found her with a monster for a husband. The book takes place two years after Izzy has left her husband. She’s rebuilding her life and in walks Axel. I cried with Iz, and I yelled at Axel to be nice to her. Couldn’t he see how broken she was? I was chomping at the bit to see them reunite, but they had some serious wires crossed and bigger problems to deal with before I would get what I wanted.

In the meantime, Harper Sloan gives us a great cast of characters to love. Izzy’s best friends, Greg and Dee, were perfect and I hope we see them get their HEAs before the series is over. They move mountains (and their lives) to help Izzy get her life back. Greg and the Corps Security boys are all uber-Alpha overprotective hot guys. The whole bunch reminded me of our favorite gang from Fortnum’s and if Ms. Sloan continues to write such engaging and panty melting stories, then she may give Ms. Ashley a run for the money. The friendships and history draw you in and have you rooting for everyone to find their happy.

Axel and Izzy have a love that overcomes all obstacles and Axel is just so darn easy to love. Seeing Izzy get her spunk back and watching them heal old wounds and move forward was priceless. Harper Sloan delivers a book that melts your panties and your heart. One of my favorite lines- “Get over here and give your man some love.”

Well, what are you waiting for? You heard the man!

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