“Red Velvet and Absinthe: Paranormal Erotic Romance” edited by Mitzi Szereto

Red Velvet and Absinthe: Paranormal Erotic Romance is a collection of fifteen erotic short stories featuring ghosts, werewolves, vampires, and things that go bump (see what I did there?) in the night.  The stories draw on the gothic literary tradition, which at its heart has always paired romanticism with apprehension of the unknown.  This is oneRead more

“Little Red Riding Crop” by Tiffany Reisz

Nora Sutherlin is a world-famous dominatrix who works for the dead sexy Kingsley Edge.  She’s been working pretty much non-stop, and is in desperate need of a vacation.  Kingsley promises to give her two weeks off to go to Europe, but first, she has to visit a rival BDSM club called The Black Forest that’sRead more

Double Feature: “The Prince” and “The Mistress” by Tiffany Reisz

I’m doing this thing where I start writing reviews for all of the books I’ve read in the past two months when I’ve been busy with work things and moving and life getting in the way of my blog, and I’ve got a confession to make.  I don’t actually remember exactly where The Prince (book 3 ofRead more

Cover Reveal: “Petals & Thorns” by Jeffe Kennedy

Petals & Thorns

In exchange for her father’s life, Amarantha agrees to marry the dreadful Beast and be his wife for seven days. Though the Beast cannot take Amarantha’s virginity unless she begs him to, he can and does take her in every other way. From the moment they are alone together, the Beast relentlessly strips Amarantha of allRead more

Mini-Review: “The Angel” by Tiffany Reisz

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  Note: This review contains spoilers from The Siren. Famed erotica writer Nora Sutherlin has returned to Soren, the Dom that she spent the past book pining over.  There’s only one problem: he’s actually a priest, so there’s no way the two of them could ever have a “normal” relationship.  And because Soren is extremelyRead more

“The Siren” by Tiffany Reisz

the siren

“I know people think erotica is just a romance novel with rougher sex.  It’s not.  If it’s a subgenre of anything, it’s horror.” “Horror? Really?” “Romance is sex plus love.  Erotica is sex plus fear.  You’re terrified of me aren’t you?” “Slightly,” he admitted, rubbing the back of his neck. The Siren by Tiffany ReiszRead more

DNF Review: “Spellbound” by Sylvia Day

Normally I’m a very persistent reader and don’t give up on books easily.  I can count on one hand the number of books I’ve DNF’d since starting this blog (for non book blogger friends, DNF=Did Not Finish).  Spellbound by Sylvia Day is one of them. I picked up the book because it was on saleRead more

Review and Giveaway: “Lust” by Diana Raab

WHERE ELSE where else but in art can you let your fantasies blossom and dreams flower– nowhere. Lust is the fourth book of poetry by Diana Raab.  The book explores the emotional and physical intimacy of love, painting brief pictures of private moments shared between individuals and the complex feelings that they evoke. As inRead more