Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Penetrated at Ponetown by Moxie Darling

Title: Penetrated on Ponetown
Author: Moxie Darling
Series: Back Roads Book #1
Genre: Erotica
Spice Meter: Scorching 
My Rating: 3.5 Stars

About the Book:

On a mission to bring the love of literacy to impoverished rural children, Clover Willoughby finds herself stranded on a dry, dusty West Virginia back road. Out of gas, out of service, and out of patience, she starts walking. When she stumbles across a quaint cabin in the woods, she's relieved at her good fortune. Her relief turns to trepidation—and anticipation—when the rough, crude mountain man living there offers to assist her . . . for a price. And he's not interested in money.

(Disclaimer: this novella is for adults only. It contains explicit sex scenes, rough sex, ménage situations, sex with strangers, and taboo elements that some might find offensive.) 

My Review:

Penetrated on Ponetown is Erotica, plain and simple. While not for everyone, the way this book was written was well done and well thought out. Clover’s car breaks down in the middle of nowhere while she is trying to get to a rural family to teach their kids to read. After walking for a few miles, she sees a rustic cabin and the older man that lives in it – Jim. Jim offers to help her with her car IF she helps him and his son, sexually. The son, Eustace, has never been with a woman and Jim wants to teach him how to do just that. Coming from a commune, she is comfortable with sex and nudity, so nothing is really taboo to her. Clover agrees to stay for a week and immediately becomes what the men need – a warm female body for Jim and a teacher to Eustace.

While this kind of taboo isn’t really my thing, I know a lot of people do enjoy this dynamic. The writing is well done and the story is well thought out. Clover and Eustace’s connection was easy to imagine because his character was sweet, caring, and sensitive. Jim is more of a man’s man, but the thought of a father and son sharing a woman creeped me out.

Overall, if you share the fantasy portrayed in this story, then you’ll enjoy this story. While I didn’t, that is subjective and doesn’t take away from how well done the story really is.

**Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.**

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Taming the Monster Anthology - Release Day!!

Title: Guarding Her Secret
Series:  The Mythicals
Anthology: Taming the Monster
My Rating: 5 Stars

About the Book:

Over 15 ALL NEW NEVER BEFORE RELEASED Paranormal Romance Tales by some of today's bestselling paranormal authors combined into one low priced box set for your reading pleasure!
Stories filled with seductive alpha males, shifters, monsters, creatures, demons and more! You do not want to miss this limited time collection.
Authors Include:
Mandy M. Roth - Prince of Flight (King of Prey World)
This bad boy biker beast has met a beauty that isn't scared off by what she sees.

Michelle M. Pillow - Stranded with the Cajun (Captured by a Dragon-Shifter)
The bayou is about to get a whole lot hotter.

Carina Wilder - Hunted
Every woman dreams of meeting a desirable man on holiday...but he's not usually a mythological creature.

Cristina Rayne - Seeking the Oni (Incarnations of Myth)
Reality is more wondrous and scary than she could have ever dreamed.

Eve Vaughn - Thief
A down on her luck thief steals more than she bargained for...his heart.

Jaide Fox - Alien Disruption (Captured by Aliens)
Sometimes the boom isn't thunder--it's aliens crash landing in your hood.

JC Andrijeski - The Rings Fighter (Alien Apocalypse)
Although he is the hottest alien overlord she's ever seen, he may not be exactly what he appears.

Kim Knox - Something Wicked
In trying to escape her marriage to a half-demon, her usual bad luck traps her with him.

Michele Bardsley - A Damned Deed (Deed Brothers)
Drawn into battle against a killer cult, she soon realizes that more than her life is at is her heart

Renee George - A Door to Midnight (Midnight Shift)
When destiny knocks at your door after midnight, you let him in.

Mandy Rosko - Gonna Make You Howl (Dangerous Creatures)
This werewolf will make you howl!

Tracey H. Kitts - Sacrifice
Being sacrificed to a lake monster was not how Ivy wanted to spend her birthday.

Ella Drake - Kilt in Space (Space Grit)
Scaring the ship engineer wasn't exactly how this shy monster wanted to get her attention.

Jaycee Clark - The Sandman
When the Sandman finds her, Chevy turns to the dangerous dragon shifter lover she left behind.

Candice Gilmer - Guarding Her Secret (The Mythicals)
When the monster is your ex-girlfriend, sometimes the rules have to be broken.

Lexy Cole - Billionaire Shifters in Manhattan (The Wolves of Central Park)
Rules are made to be broken.

Jessica Collins - The Singularity
I was best friends with a monster...and never even knew it.

My Review: 

**My review is based on reading ONLY Guarding Her Secret by Candice Gilmer. I have not read the rest of the stories in the Anthology**

Guarding Her Secret, by Candice Gilmer, is one of the short stories in the Taming the Monster Anthology. It is the only one that I have read, so far, but just this one story is worth the price tag!  Featuring Reese from Ms. Gilmer’s Saving Her Destiny, this fairy is called upon to protect and talk to his ex-girlfriend, Viola. Viola lives in the Highlands and runs a bar, talking and mingling with the locals and visitors there to see if the lore of the town is true. What is the lore? The Loch and the Loch Ness Monster. Viola keeps tabs on the stories and sightings to make sure the tourism stays and the creature isn’t seen too often or too well. Why does she care? Because Viola IS the Loch Ness Monster! She was cursed by a witch many years ago because as a mermaid she had to stay in salt water and could not enter bodies of fresh water. Now she has to enter the Loch every three days before she transforms or she will become the monster forever. 

Also in the area is a famous TV host of Exploration TV, Jordan Doors, who investigates folk lore and proves them wrong. Only, this time his team actually sees the Loch Ness Monster with a fairy on its back and then leaks the footage to the public. Reece and the Templar have to fix this mess and make sure the humans do not discover the truth to the myth of the creature. But, while there he falls back in love with Viola and doesn’t remember why he abandoned her in the first place.

Having read and LOVED previous books featuring the residents of Avalon, I had high hopes for this story. What I got was not only everything I hoped for, but a lot more! Not only did the details bring the story to life, but they created such a vivid imagery that made me want to get to know the cast of characters on a more personal level as friends! This author breaths so much life into her work that I never want the story to end and want more and more and more. Candice Gilmer has fast become one of my go-to authors because whatever she writes I love. 

*I received a complimentary copy of this story in exchange for an honest review. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Dark Within by Candice Gilmer Review

Title: Dark WIthin
Author: Candice Gilmer
Series: Mythical Knights 

My Rating: 5 Stars

Book Blurb:

The Mythical Knights, Book 1

There was a time Marissa van Dyke loved Halloween. Then tragedy struck. Now the sight of a jack-o-lantern only reminds her of what she's lost. In fact, she'd prefer to just hibernate.

But recently her nightmares are becoming too intense to ignore. Dreams filled with horror-movie creatures that come closer to killing her every time. Where these vampires and werewolves are coming from, she doesn't know. She only knows they're relentless.

Neil Drigan has no interest in finding a mate. Bind himself to one woman? No thank you. Permanent is for the wolf pack Alpha--his brother. Yet lately he persistently dreams about running, in full wolf form, to save a beautiful woman who smells of flowers--and death.

At first the woman's identity is a mystery, until he realizes the dreams are a residual imprint of something that really happened. Not only is the woman temptation wrapped in real flesh and blood, she's still in danger. And the one thing he never thought he wanted.

Originally released as "Unholy Night" 2008-2012. Since expanded and fully revamped. (No pun intended, lol. Okay, maybe a little one) 

Warning: Werewolves, vampires, Templar Knights with attitudes, and a girl who must face her biggest fear in order to find love.

My Review: 

Dark Within is Book One is the Mythical Knights Series, but a continuation about the Drigan Brothers from The Brightest Shadow (book # 0.5). Neil is the focus in this story and as a playboy he doesn’t have any interest in finding a mate and settling down. That is, until he dreams of saving a woman that smells of flowers and death. He insists on finding this woman and discovers it is Marissa – a friend of his brother’s mate. 

Marissa has been plagued with sadness. Halloween used to be her favorite holiday, but then her parents were killed one Halloween and now it is a terrible time of year full of sadness. She has been having horrible nightmares and is covered in unexplainable bruises. But, Neil is the one thing that makes her smile – even though she can’t figure him out most of the time. 

I absolutely love this series and the Drigan brothers. They are so strong, and sexy, and protective of those they care about. Neil tries so hard to do the right thing and be the good guy, something ingrained in his family. This trait just makes me love these guys that much more…swoon…and Neil, especially. He can’t tell Marissa what he is, but he has a duty to protect her from her attackers. What woman wouldn’t want a guy that feels that way? Marissa is too hurt and traumatized to realize how good Neil is for her, so she pushes him away. 
I was excited to see David and Kelsey in this book, again. I love how protective David is of his mate’s friend. Kelsey and Marissa are as close as sisters, so the bond between all of them melts my heart. The way the pair tried to coax Neil and Kelsey together was entertaining on it’s own. 

I really, really, enjoy this series and this book. I can’t wait for more of the Drigan clan from the author. 

*I received a complimentary copy of this book for review.