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Friday, September 30, 2011

Review: Busted by Lizze Lynn Lee






Title: Busted
Author: Lizzie Lynn Lee
Review Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Ebony Dreams
Author: Lizzie Lynn Lee
Publisher: Summerhouse Publishing

Release Date: March 2011

Book Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance



Blurb:

James and Anna are hiding their relationship from her father. Or are they?


Review:

If you're looking for a short read that will excite you, this is it. Another short page that just wowed me. Ten pages of heat. I loved this. Loved Anna and how she went for what she wanted no matter the circumstances. James desires Anna and when Anna has him in her sights, no matter his protests, she is going to go for what she wants. Even if that means her father is near and her lover James has to try and act as if nothing is going on. Will they get caught? That remains to be seen, but let me tell you the ending is excellent.

I will be looking for more from this author. I do hope she has more out.

Five stars for packing the heat in such a little space.

Uncle Dominic's Touch



Title:
Uncle Dominic's Touch (Wickedly Taboo)
Author: Jenika Snow
Review Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Ebony Dreams
Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Release Date: June 2011
ISBN: 9781926950594

Book Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

Blurb:
Where do we draw the line between love and desire?

Chloe has always loved to spend time at Aunt Clara and her husband's cottage during the summer. The problem is she loves Uncle Dominic more than a niece should.

With Aunt Clara out of the picture, Chloe needs to show her uncle just how hot she burns for him, and prove that what they feel for each other is not wrong, no matter what he or anyone else thinks.

Maybe not a conventional relationship, but no one can help who they fall in love with? Even if it is...wickedly taboo.

Review:
A sexy and tempting read. Let me warn you, right now before you read this book. If you cannot handle a love as powerful and sexy as the one between an Uncle (not blood) and his of-age niece, then you do not need to read this. It is not for the faint of heart. Coming from a family who believes "once a family, always a family", I can understand why many think this is taboo. But understanding it and believing it to be true are two different things. The heart wants what it wants.

Chloe has always loved her Uncle but it isn't until she is eighteen that she realizes she loves him as a woman loves a man. It is confusing to her to find that she needs her Uncle in a way she never thought she would or could. The affection of child turns and becomes the love of a young woman. Chloe never felt she fit in with her family, feeling as if she has to fit a mold that they have set for her. A mold that she is dying to break free from. The thing I find that is interesting in the dynamic between the two is that Chloe immediately embraces the idea and it is her Uncle Dominic who fights it hard. I liked that. Because for me it, didn't make him seem like a dirty old man. It made him real to me. Someone who wasn't a freak and had been lusting for his niece.

Dominic is dumbfounded, to say the least, that he feels what he feels for his niece. He struggles with his feelings for Chloe as valiantly as he can because he feels that he is taking advantage of her innocence. The battle is lost and he can no longer deny what he feels. When he finally does touch Chloe as he has wanted to and as she has needed him to, the heat burns up the pages. Hot, hot...oh and yeah did I say hot?

Then all hell seriously breaks loose and the lovers part. Years pass and finally they meet again. Loved it. It was heated and it was filled with pain, need and love.

This book pushes the conservative boundaries of society. I like that. We need more of this. Evernight Publishing has another gem of an author, but then I am sure they know that.

I absolutely adored Jenika Snow's approach and answer to this age old conflict. This book is a surefire page turner for me and I will be reading it again and again. What a wonderful keeper. Author Jenika Snow is an author I will continue to look for.

Five stars for sexy Taboo.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Who's Who Author Lilith Duvalier!






Let's give a warm welcome to Lilith Duvalier!  For your chance to win a book from Lilith, please follow this blog, her  blog (http://www.lookoninlust.blogspot.com/) and leave a comment for the author with your email address on this post!

Tell us five things about you, that we wouldn't know.
1. I am the only non-cartoon to ever slip on a banana peel.
2. My favorite season is fall, because I love pumpkin flavored things, particularly scones and beer (but not together).
3. I love X-men, especially Wolverine Origins.
4. I have a huge crush on Darren Criss.
5. My room is painted turquoise.

How long does it take you to write a book?
A couple months to a year. I had a very demanding work schedule, and I tend to build a story from the middle out.
So around a 50-65 hour work week I start with the climax, write that, then start at the beginning and get myself to the climax, then short out on ideas for that story for a couple of weeks, start at the climax of another story then go back to the original and finish it. So it’s a big cycle of two stories going at once, all jammed in around work and friends.

Which of your characters is your favorite?
Thomas. He’s a minor character in The Promise of Silk. He’s one of Alaric’s pirate friends, and he’s just an incompetent drunken goofball, but he was fun to write and, in a way, prods along a lot of the story.

Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
I read a quote from an author once where he basically suggested never ever taking notes while researching for fiction because if it didn’t stick with you it wasn’t important enough to regurgitate. I don’t remember who said this (because I didn’t write it down) but I’ve always liked that idea. I get all of my ideas from “an article I read somewhere” or “this movie my roommate was watching”  or “this thing I found on Google”.  I’m very rarely able to cite an exact source of a plot bunny.


What does your family think of your writing?
My mother, despite being expressly forbidden, several times, from reading this book (which, by the way, when she finds this interview, I want to make clear I am very serious about) is super excited about me being published and apparently keeps bringing it up. My brother texted me recently so that he could suggest my book to one of his friends. I’m terrified of the next family gathering, I don’t know how I’m going to explain this. I’m considering dropping dead on the spot rather than letting the topic come up around my grandfather.
My chosen friends are all excited. I have a friend who is essentially a roadie right now who was reading it aloud on his tour bus to the other roadies. The books been out for a week and we still haven’t had a release party because everyone’s busy and/or broke, but we’re going out for drinks to celebrate. I’ve recently discover seven and sevens, which seem author-y.

What do you think makes a good story?
Character, first and foremost. No matter how intricate your plot, no matter innovative your sex scenes, no matter how great your prose, if it’s all woven around cardboard cutouts acting like people, it will always be dull, generic and repetitive.

Favorite way to relax?
 I like to make a cup of fancy loose leaf tea with milk and brown sugar, and watch Glee or Buffy. I like to hang out and do nothing with my friends.

What do you like to do when you're not writing?
… write some more? This is really what I do for fun. My other hobbies include tequila.

Tell us about your newest release.
“The Promise of Silk” is an erotic BDSM steampunk novella about an airship pirate and a courtesan who meet at a carnival in the “Victorian” English countryside.
What was really interesting about writing this novella was trying to write some of the common BDSM kinks, which are fun to write about in and of themselves because they forcibly pull you out of the “Tab A, Slot B” sex scene that it can be easy to fall into writing, and then adding the freedom of the steampunk fantasy world on top of that.
Where can we find your book?
My book can be found at:

Where can readers find you (What websites, emails etc)?
I’m on facebook, please be my friend. And I have my Blog “Look On In Lust”
http://www.lookoninlust.blogspot.com/