When Cynthia goes to a bar with her best friend for their monthly night out, she expects it to be a normal evening. But when she goes to the bar, she gets picked as the lucky winner of that night’s prize.
“Lucky you,” her best friend says.
Cynthia gets presented with a sexy man named Frederic who is wrapped in ribbons. Little does she know that it is more than just his scrumptious body that she’ll be getting.
The bar had a smoky haze that caused Cynthia Knight to cough. Her best friend, Alison, sat next to her nursing a gin and tonic. Neither of them spoke. There was no point in it anyway, because the noise inside of the bar was deafening. Just when Cynthia thought she wanted to go home, the sound of a loud microphone’s screeching distracted her.
“Ladies, ladies, and more ladies,” the man at the mike said. “Welcome to ladies’ night here at MJ’s bar. My name is Dee Wizard. Are you having a good time?”
There was the sound of loud screaming from the drunken girls in front. Cynthia and Alison grinned and exchanged glances. The two of them had been that way once.
Alison leaned over and said in Cynthia’s ear, “We’re boring, aren’t we?”
“I was just thinking that,” Cynthia said, laughing. “Remember when we were in our twenties and screamed at bars like that. Now we’re thirty-five, and you’re married and only get to have one girls’ night a month.”
“At least we get fewer hangovers,” Alison said, tossing back her head in laughter.
The two of them swung around in their seats and watched the show. Cynthia knew what would happen. One of the women in the crowd would be chosen to go up on stage and would get some embarrassing prize, probably a sex toy, and then everybody would laugh and get back to the business of drinking. After all, that was what happened every ladies’ night at MJ’s.
That was when something different happened. A man was led across the stage wearing a bright red bow across his perfectly sculpted chest. He had an eight-pack, eyes the color of swimming pools, and day-old growth on his chiseled jaw. He looked to be in his early forties, and he was as attractive as any actor that Cynthia had ever seen. She gasped and leaned over to Alison.
“Good Lord, I think that the gift itself is being able to look at him,” Cynthia said. “Five bucks says that when he isn’t being gift wrapped, he has a model wife and smiles at people for money.”
“Can’t deny that,” Alison said. “If I wasn’t married, I’d duct tape that man to my bed.”
Both of them sighed in unison and then dissolved into laughter.
“So what do you think of tonight’s gift, ladies?” Dee Wizard asked. “He’s sexy, and he’s ready to go upon unwrapping.”
There were more loud screams.
“Now, ladies, normally I choose the lucky woman out of the crowd to come up and get the gift, but tonight we decided to do something different so that you shy gals get a turn,” Dee Wizard said. “Underneath every drink glass, there should be a paper number attached. Whoever gets the number 3856 will be the winner of one date with Mr. Fredric Gantz.”
There was loud scrambling as all the women turned over their glasses. Cynthia didn’t bother. She never won things like this. She looked around at the crowd, watching for an excited face. None. Everybody around her appeared sullen and disappointed. She turned and gazed at Alison, who also had not even bothered to upturn her glass.
“Come on, ladies,” Dee Wizard said. “Somebody got to have the number.”
Cynthia turned over her glass and felt her face grow hot. 3856. She had the lucky number. After leaning over her shoulder, Alison gasped in shock.
“Anyone?” Dee Wizard asked. “Anyone?”
Cynthia was too stunned to raise her hand, but Alison reached over and forced her arm into the air and waved. Her excited shriek matched that of the girls’ in front.
“She has it,” Alison cried, still waving. “She’s 3856.”
Several women moaned in disappointment. Cynthia just sat rigid in her seat, unable to move. I won? Me? No way.
Colette loves being a submissive, but for the past three years, she’s had a drought of available dominants. It doesn’t help that her last partner ignored her safe words and made her skittish.
That’s when she sees Miller, a dominant who she met at a bondage club that she used to frequent. At the time, he had already had a submissive, but now, he’s single and on the hunt for a partner. The only problem is that he’s just as picky as she is, and he wants her to perform a rigorous test to see if she is worthy of being collared by him. Can she handle the heat?
Sexy vampire, Luca Macquarie doesn’t do love; especially not with humans. Yet, ever since he rescued Samantha Irving, he can’t deny the enigmatic attraction he’s developed for the alluring mortal woman. Concerned for her safety, he’s determined to bring Samantha back to her coven. His mission is to go find the novice witch and bring her home, nothing more, nothing less; falling for her is not supposed to be part of the plan.
Samantha doesn’t want to be a witch, yet that’s exactly what she is. After failing to elicit her magic, she escapes to the mountains in an attempt to resume a semblance of her previous human life. When an arsonist torches her cabin, Samantha’s worst fears are realized. Aware that her life is on the line, she reluctantly agrees to return to New Orleans with Luca.
In the Big Easy, Samantha and Luca embark on a spellbinding journey, searching for a mystical amulet that promises to release her obligation from an ancient, lethal vampire who’s been threatening her life. With cryptic clues and clandestine allies, will Luca and Samantha destroy the dangerous amulet before others acquire it, setting forth a chain of catastrophic consequences? And will Luca give into his erotic desire for the witch who magically captures heart?
“Yes,” was the only word he heard in response to his proposal; Luca lost control. Passionately and provocatively, he took her with a hungry urgency. It wasn’t sweet. His mouth claimed hers, savagely taking what was his. The intoxicating nectar of Samantha only made him kiss her more deeply. He wanted her in a way that he’d never wanted any woman. Determined to possess every part of her body and mind in the moment, he would claim her tonight. She’d be his forever.
Luca tore his lips from hers. “Bedroom. Now,” he commanded. Leading her by her small soft hand, he stopped her before they got to his bed.
“I will have you tonight, Samantha. After tonight, you’ll never forget that you are mine. And I will be yours.”
Samantha silently nodded in response. She was ready to commit to this man, this vampire. Luca was everything she’d ever wanted in a male: strong, loving, trustworthy, and passionate. She knew in her heart that giving herself over to him was all she desired now and for her future.
Luca unraveled the belt on her robe, slid his fingers underneath the soft fabric and slowly pushed it off Samantha, letting his hands glide from the smooth skin of her shoulders to her hands. As the robe pooled at her feet, he gently took her hands in his. She stood bare before his eyes. “You’re enticing, Samantha. I cannot seem to get enough of you. So the question is, do you want to play with me tonight? Be honest with me, darlin’, because I plan to take you to places we’ve never been before.”
Samantha felt womanly, exposed to Luca. She trusted him completely as he released her hands and placed his on her waist. “Luca, please, hurry. I can’t seem to keep my hands off of you.”
“Well, I guess we’ll have to do something about that,” he smiled knowingly. “Turn around, face the wall. Don’t move unless I tell you. It’s time for some fun.”
Without question, she complied and waved her bottom at him, shooting him a sultry look that said, ‘come and get me’.
Luca loved how responsive she was under his direction. He didn’t ever bring women into his home, and certainly engaging in a little light bdsm was something he rarely did anymore. Yet he’d wanted to do this to her since the minute she’d danced with him in the club. Luca slid his hands slowly up the sides of her waist, under her arms, pushing them upward and placing the palms of her hands against the wall. With the same precision, he glided his hands back down her arms, waist, until finally, he reached her bottom.
“Samantha, you are everything I’ve ever wanted in a woman; beautiful, smart.” She let out a small moan; he rubbed his hard aching bulge against her. He wanted to fuck her right now, but he wouldn’t dare. No, he planned to make her beg for mercy as he slowly brought her to orgasm over and over.
Though he was still fully clothed, she could feel his magnificent erection against her bum. She wanted him in her now; she grew wet from the intense ache between her legs. “Please, Luca.”
His hands slid from her ass around to lie just beneath her sensitive bosom. She moved slightly to urge him to cup her breasts. He smiled, smelling the overwhelming scent of her desire, but he wanted to draw out the anticipation, tease her with delight. “No, no, no, darlin’. Not tonight. You don’t get to decide when or how the pleasure happens. You wanted to play, so play we shall,” he whispered into her ear. Goosebumps ran over her skin in response to his hot breath. “Tonight is about wanting what you can’t have until I give it to you. It’s about me savoring every stroke of your flesh. The ultimate pleasure, tasting you while you come, screaming my name. Now, do you want me to touch your lovely breasts? Tell me, Samantha.”
Luca’s Magic Embrace is my second paranormal romance novel, which is the second novel in the Immortals of New Orleans Series. I have also written and published several articles about autism. I developed a late interest in writing after my son was diagnosed with autism and I started advocating on his behalf. Three years ago, I started my own website, http://www.AutismInRealLife.com and now blog and write articles for PsychologyToday.com.
I live in Pennsylvania with my husband, two children and our dog, Ace. My hobbies include autism advocacy, reading, tennis, zumba and traveling. New Orleans is one of our favorite places to visit with its rich culture and unique cuisine. But we also love traveling just about anywhere that has a beach or snow covered mountains. I love reading mysteries, romances and about all things regarding vampires, werewolves and other supernaturals.
Kissing Steel, Melting Iron, Touching Ice and Stealing Coal. In the last three days, have read all of these. This is a Sci/fi erotica series, set in space on a series of shuttles and ships, and occasionally on another planet. They follow the stories of four cyborgs, a people created by men, then determined to be too smart for the purpose they were created for so they were sentenced to death, only they escaped into space before the sentence could be carried out. They each encounter their own human woman and become involved with her.
Each story has it’s own twists and turns as each couple deals with their own issues.
What do I think? Obviously, since I keep reading them, I enjoy them. They aren’t the most involving or wittiest thing I’ve read but I like them.
Colters’ Daughter is the third book in the Colters’ Legacy series.
Callie is the only child of Adam, Ethan, Ryan and Holly of Colter’s Woman and Colters’ Wife.
She’s followed her restless soul all over the world but always ends up back home. When Max, a ghost from her past, shows up in her brother’s bar where she’s working, she gives him her best right hook, leaving him with no doubt how she feels.
But Max has something to say and he won’t take no for an answer. Can he convince her to at least listen to what he has to say?
What did I think? It was good. Realistic interpersonal relationships and great erotic scenes. I’ve read all the other Colter’s Legacy books and was eager to read this one. I liked Callie, and Max was a decent dominant. What I didn’t like was how easily she fell at his feet forgiving him. If I’ve spent months hurting and being angry at you, I’m not going to change my mind and forgive you in an hour or two. Simply not going to happen.
Insatiable is the first book in the Phantom Corps series
Daniel is the lowborn leader of the Phantom Corps, an elite group of soldiers working for the Federation Military.
Carina is the daughter of the leader of the Imperial Verses. Raised as a princess in a house filled with danger and intrigue she learned very young to hide her true self. Now, in order to aid her people, she needs to escape.
When the person sent to help her escape is Daniel, Carina experiences many things she’s never before encountered. But can she handle it all? Can she deal with the changes her life will go through now?
What did I think? I enjoyed it. The story kept me engrossed and Daniel and Carina were people you came to like. They had realistic, multi-dimensional personalities and personal histories that effected how they related to each other. Personally I prefer the Pride series, but this was good too.
Wrath joins the task force to hunt down and capture humans who worked for Mercile and bring them to justice. The task force captures Lauren, believing her to know where one of the men they’re after is. When Wrath realizes she is just in the wrong place at the wrong time he does every thing he can to protect her.
What did I think? This is the sixth book in the series, I’ve read them all. I enjoy the series, despite knowing that they are a softer, gentler version of Lora Leigh’s Breed series. They have an intriguing (if hauntingly similar) story line and steamy, erotic (if tame) love scenes.
This is the first book in the Rutledge Werewolves series.
Artemais spent years searching far and wide for his True Mate, when doubting that he’d ever find her he scheduled the band he shared with his brothers to play in the nearest city. He was aware of Sophie the minute she walked into the bar, but he didn’t dare to hope she could be his mate.
Sophie had acted out of character that night in the bar, and she’d been unable to forget him in the time since. When she discovers she’s pregnant she has a whole new set of problems.
What did I think? Light, quick, entertaining read. Nothing deep or earth-shattering, but fun and hot, which was the point.
Chastity Ambrose is desperate for money, and she’s willing to do anything, even become a contestant in a game that sets her as a sexual slave to her ex-fiancé. But is she prepared for what will be required of her? Can she handle being that close to the man who still holds her heart?
How did I like it? It was alright. A quick read and a good escape, it will get your juices flowing if your into BDSM. It helped me to relax some and not stress so much about what I’m working on.