5 Stars for HOLLY BERRY by Emma Jaye – BOOK REVIEW

 

 
Title: HOLLY BERRY

Series: NAUGHTY OR NICE: Book One

Author: Emma Jaye 

Type of Book: eBook

Length: 165 pages 

Genre: Romance, Holiday Fiction, Erotica

Intended Readership: Adults 18+

Release Date: December 2014

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 
~ I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

** This book is not appropriate for readers under the age of 18 due to use of profanity and adult situations**

SYNOPSIS: (with commentary)

Holly Berry is a fairy, but she isn’t like the other fairies. “Yes, she looked like the other fairies, cute and curvy, but as some of her irritatingly honest brethren mentioned, her attitude left a lot to be desired. Her most favoured reply to this helpful comment was to give them the finger. This was who she was, and if they didn’t like it, they could shove it where fairy lights didn’t twinkle.”

As soon as I read the above paragraph I knew that Holly was a character that I was going to like. Sugary, sweet characters seem so unrealistic and fake. 

“Christmas fairies were apparently supposed to be loving, sweet and innocent, well the girls were anyway. The men were handsome and usually athletically muscular, although not intimidating. Both sexes were designed to be human fantasies…”

Sounds good to me! Where do I sign up for one of those handsome Christmas fairies for my own? Just kidding! But wow! What a great idea for an erotic holiday book series. 

Holly gets transferred to the Adult Wish Fulfillment division where she fits in much better than she had before. 

Kian is human. He’s focused on his career and since his relationships haven’t worked in the past, he has no desire to start a new one. 

When Kian’s secretary (and close friend) makes a holiday wish for Kian, Holly is sent to fulfill it. 

Will Holly shine in her new job? Or is she just too different from all the other fairies to grant Christmas wishes? 

MY REVIEW: 

This book is steamy with a capital “S”. It is 100% an adult book. Don’t let the holiday theme fool you, this book is serious erotica. 

Even though this is erotica, there is also a story here and author, Emma Jaye does an outstanding job of character development. 

I love the inner struggles that plague Holly, they make her seem much more believable. I also greatly enjoyed Kian’s character. When his history is revealed, it is easy to understand why he acts the way he does. 

I don’t want to give away too much of the plot, but I also want to make sure that I do this book justice. 

If you like erotica with strong female characters and plenty of steamy scenes, you will love HOLLY BERRY. In fact, I rate this book as 5 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and I will be reading more books in the NAUGHTY OR NICE series in the future. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

  
Emma Jaye is the author of several paranormal, scifi and contemporary romance novels. Her books are sometimes dark but always steamy.

You can find out more about this author and her other books and series’ at the following links: 

https://m.facebook.com/E.Jayebooks/ 

http://www.emmajayebooks.com/

http://www.amazon.com/Emma-Jaye/e/B009ZKW0L8

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7083115.Emma_Jaye

  

5 Stars for THE FOOL by Liz Meldon – BOOK REVIEW

 

 Title: THE FOOL

Series: GAMES WE PLAY

Author: Liz Meldon

Type of Book: eBook

Length: 61 pages 

Genre: Paranormal Fiction, Steamy Romance, Adults Only 

Release Date: January 18, 2016 

ISBN: 9780993894

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 
~ I received a free ARC copy of this novella in exchange for an honest review. 

Want a novella that earns its place in the Steamy Paranormal Fiction category? Look no further, THE FOOL will satisfy your desires. (No Pun Intended)

*** THIS BOOK CONTAINS SCENES WHICH ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR READERS UNDER THE AGE OF 18.***

Delia is a low level vamp hunter. She works for the League, but since she has barely 15 kills under her belt, she isn’t taken very seriously.

When she receives a tip that Claudia, the “…head honcho of the regional vampire clans…” will be attending a local masquerade party, Delia is determined to find and kill her. The problem is that no one is even sure what she looks like. 

What Delia finds at the party will change everything.

This novella is the beginning of Liz Meldon’s GAMES WE PLAY series and is set to be released on January 18, 2016. 

This book may be short in length, but it contains a great deal of information in it’s pages, along with one heck of a steamy sex scene. 

I really liked the fact that although the sex scene is very steamy, it never comes across as crass or crude which is extremely refreshing. 

Book One: THE KING is set to be released in late 2016 and I can’t wait to read it. 

I rate THE FOOL as 5 out of 5 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

  
Liz Meldon is a Canadian author who grew up in the Middle East. She has a degree in Bioarchaeology from Western University.

Liz is a freelance ghostwriter. It is in that capacity that she has written thirteen books which range from romance to horror, full-length to novella-sized. 

Visit Liz Meldon online at the following links: 

www.lizmeldon.com 

http://Facebook.com/authorlizmeldon 

http://www.twitter.com/lizmeldon2 

TREATING HYSTERIA by Jamie Klaire – BOOK REVIEW

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TREATING HYSTERIA: An Erotic Short Story

Author: Jamie Klaire

Type of Book: eBook

Length: 18 pages

Genre: Erotica, Historical Fiction

Release Date: June 7, 2014

Publisher: Alter Ego Publishing

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

* I downloaded this short story free on Amazon

** This story contains sexual situations and is not suitable for anyone under the age of eighteen.**

In the 1900s the vibrator was created to help doctors treat women who were diagnosed with “hysteria”.

Doctors would give their female hysteria patients an orgasm and suddenly the women were cured.

This short story is the author’s version of what one of these doctor visits would have been like.

There are a few grammatical errors in this story, but it is what it is … a work of historical erotic fiction.

If a doctor in today’s society treated a woman with “hysteria” by stimulating her sexually by hand, he would be thrown out of the medical profession and charged with sexual misconduct. However, in the 1900s this was actually thought to be a valid medical treatment. It makes you wonder…

I rate this as 4 out of 5 stars.⭐⭐⭐⭐

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

This is how the author describes herself: “I’m a classy, prim and proper married mother on the outside, and on the inside (and in my younger years) I’m kicked back in tight jeans and a cinched corset, playing poker with one hand and holding a whiskey in the other. A mouth only a sailor would love, a two-step that just won’t quit, and a raunchy imagination to top it all off.”

To find out more about her visit:
http://www.jamieklaire.com

SOLD TO THE DRAGONS by Amira Rain – AUDIOBOOK REVIEW

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SOLD TO THE DRAGONS

Author: Amira Rain

Type of Book: Audiobook – Unabridged

Narrator: Meghan Kelly

Length: 5 hours, 28 minutes

Genre: Dystopian, Fantasy, Erotica

Production Date: March 4, 2015

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐

* I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

* NOTE: This audiobook is NOT suitable for listeners under the age of 18 due to graphic sexual content.

This book is set a few hundred years after “The Freeze” which decimated the world’s population. There were other negative effects on the world caused by “The Freeze” one of which was that dragons, once thought to be mythical, became to roam the earth.

Fertile women are in short supply. So much so that their families are offered huge sums of money to allow these women to be auctioned off once a year.

Kira’s family is so poor that her two younger brothers are in danger of starvation. In order to assure her brother’s continued survival, Kira agrees to be sold at auction.

Kira is purchased for a huge sum which is enough money to feed the family she is leaving behind for the rest of their lives.

Kira discovers that she has been purchased by a family of royal dragon shifters. These are men who have the ability to shift between human and dragon form at will.

At this point in the story I was definitely intrigued. I was looking forward to learning more about this dystopian post-apocalyptic world. The introduction of dragon-shifters was an interesting twist.

Kira discovers that she has been bought in order to become the mother of a child with one of two royal brothers. The plan is to have sex with both brothers. Once she becomes pregnant the royal doctors say they can determine which brother is the father with a simple drop of Kira’s blood.

* SPOILER ALERT*

This is where the book starts to get ridiculous. The author obviously intended that the story take a sexy and erotic turn and has multiple sex scenes. The words “slick” and “rear” are used repeatedly. In fact, they are over-used.

Kira is supposedly stunningly gorgeous. She is unaware of her beauty which makes her even more appealing to men. At the beginning of the book she is like-able, but as the book goes on she starts to come across as a narcissistic bimbo with serious self-control issues.

When the boy’s father is kidnapped she offers to give herself up in exchange for his return. This sounds noble, but in fact her offer has nothing to do with wanting to save their father, it has to do with wanting people to think she is brave and wanting to have stories told to her children about how wonderful she is.

After this her behavior only gets worse. She starts fantasizing about having sex with both brothers at the same time. She repeats this fantasy over and over in her mind so often that when it finally does occur the reader is thankful that they will not have to listen to her fantasize about it anymore.

This book has great potential and I would have enjoyed it more if there were more story and less whiny scenes.

I am not sure if it is the way the narrator voices the character or just the way the character was written, but Kira is just plain whiny and there were numerous scenes where I wished I could smack her.

I give this book a 3 out of 5 star rating because of it’s potential. I would have rated it higher if it had more story and less gratuitous sex scenes.

DISTRACTIONS BLOG TOUR & BOOK REVIEW

DISTRCTIONS BY BIANCA DEAN

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Distractions
by Bianca Dean
Distractions #1
Publication Date: January 27, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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Synopsis:

Red has been trying to move on with her life. She really has. Her first real relationship ended in disaster and she can’t muster the energy to leave the house. Her brother Brenden and their best friend, Gavin, are sick of it. Guilting her into a night out, Red reluctantly agrees only to see her ex having the time of his life with another girl. Small town living would have it no other way. On the verge of a full blown panic attack, Gavin steps in to provide Red the distraction she needs to forget all about her ex. But as things quickly spiral out of control, will Red be able to keep her feelings for her best friend a secret in order to save their friendship?

*This book contains sexual situations and explicit language. This is Book 1 of the Distractions Series.

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Bianca Dean

Bianca Dean, author of Quarterback Sneak and Wanna Play? is a native of New Jersey now living in NYC. Working on her PhD, Bianca loves good food, great movies and stimulating conversation. She’s a huge sports fan, and can be found, during the appropriate season, screaming at the television, beer in hand, trying to make people that can’t hear her run faster. In the off-season she can be spotted walking her dog or grabbing dinner with friends.

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IndieSage PRMY REVIEWDISTRACTIONS by Bianca Dean is definitely NOT for readers under the age of 18. There are sexually explicit scenes which are for adults only. The story-line is interesting and believable. Falling in love with your best friend definitely does happen. However, it is often a very complicated proposal and often does not end well. I enjoyed reading this book, however I did not see the appeal personally of wanting to sleep with, or have a relationship with any man who has been with so many other women, but to each their own.I rate this book as 4 out of 5 stars.It is the first book in a series that I am sure will be popular with lovers of erotic fiction.