Elise is fractured inside, stained by a past she refuses to remember.
Merrick is scarred both inside and out, a half-breed with a brutal background, at home nowhere in the universe.
Now they are tied together by an unstable bond which could kill them both.
Their journey will take them to the lawless planet of Rageron—the wildest of all the Kindred worlds. There, in the deep blue jungles of an alien world, Elise must bare her soul and relive the horror that nearly killed her. Can she and Merrick make each other whole or will Elise run from her pain?
If she does, Merrick cannot help but chase her…Elise is being Pursued.
Plot and Story Line
“Let me tell you something, baby.” he said, his voice going hoarse.
“Last night was the best fucking sex I’ve ever had in my life and it wasn’t even really sex. You know why that was? Because it was with you.”
New Species (12)
Published September 23 2014
Kat works for the FBI, and her boss has sent her on a mission, undercover to Homeland and discover secrets on the NSO. However despite her order, Kat has no intention of spying or getting dirt on them for her boss. She has more respect for herself than that. All she plans is to teach some classes, and meet some New Species, but when she arrives something goes horribly wrong, and she ends up being arrested by Darkness-a big and intimidating New Species, but Kat isn’t afraid in the least, she only feels a attraction to this man who stirs her like no other has ever done. Darkness knows he will never be a good male, he has a dark past and has gone through things that not many other species have. He is damaged and refuses to even try a real relationship with anyone, his brother or this woman that stirs him up. There is a instant attraction between Darkness and Kat, but Darkness refuses to let Kat into his heart, and begins pushing her away, but only when Darkness will face his past and fears, will he be able to hold onto Kat, a woman of integrity and spirit.
Darkness is number twelve in the New Species series by Laurann Dohner. Now I just have loved this series, and due to a blogger friend of mine, who got me hooked on Fury-the first book in the series, I was hooked on this series and this author. Now even though this is erotica romance, it has never really felt like it to me. There is always such a focus on the building of a relationship and the love aspect…but there are plenty of HOT and sexy scenes to satisfy anyone…but I will always recommend this series..I have just adored the way that Dohner has created this world of her, and I have been wanting to read Darkness for quite some time. He is one of the darker new species in the series, but what a story this one was. Now Darkness has some real issues, and for that he pushes Kat away…and sometimes I just wanted to knock his head with a brick…just to knock some common sense into the guy. But Kat, Oh how I loved her. She is a fighter and has quite a spirited personality and gives everything she has, and I loved how she doesn’t back down from Darkness. She is really to match him in every step, and she isn’t one to back down from a fight. She is definitely great for Darkness and I enjoyed seeing these two come together.
Now there is a bit of light bondage in the story…but nothing more than handcuffs, and I am not a huge fan of the BDSM action, but in reality there isn’t much of it in this one…which I was happy about. There is quite a few of HOT scenes that will really make you turn on the Air Conditioning but what a wonderful way this author develops a story even will all the bedroom scenes. What I really enjoyed about this one, is seeing Darkness really develop as a character from beginning to end. You see him face some really tough issues and I loved him getting his HEA, he definitely deserved it. We also see more of Fury which was awesome and many of the other characters from previous books. I found this latest installment…intense, vibrant in emotion, and a plot that is ever moving…try to keep up!!! WELL DONE!!
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Published October 2014
Sheikh Isma’il Zahara has plans for his country, and he knows his people and will do whatever it takes to stay in command and do what is good, which is why he must always be in control. He has plans for his country’s oil, and is looking for someone that will help and aid his country. Lily Harkness, is a CEO and businesswoman, she gets the job done, and has dealt with many arrogant men, but she isn’t ready for this commanding sheikh who rattles her. Lily has desires that she hides even from herself, she has a dangerous past that she wouldn’t dare reveal to anyone, but Isma’il shows her desire and a seduction so deep he takes control of her heart and soul…but will she be able to do the same with this Shekih that exudes power and command…
Never Seduce A Sheikh is a contemporary romance, and deals with quite a bit of some darker issues that if you are looking for a light read, this isn’t it. It has some darker elements that really suck the reader in and make you think about certain issues. In the beginning of the story, its all about business and transactions and agreements, the Shekih shows Lily that there is more to life than a contract. Lily is fully invested in gaining this oil agreement, so she doesn’t see the bond forming between them until she can’t resist him. Both Lily and Isma’il have dark pasts, but in this erotic romance, we see them share every dark secret, and there is quite a power in this story that draws you in. This story is a shorter read, so you will just breeze through it the moment you get into it, which for me happened very quickly and I just couldn’t get enough. The characters are very vividly written and the author does a splendid job in portraying them in a way that captures you. And even though I am not a huge fan of erotica, I like more romance in the story, however in this one, I felt like there was quite a bit of intensity in the romance department, and how this story is all about overcoming and facing the past to embrace the love they share. A enthralling read to take hold of you and not let go!! A CAPTIVATING LOVE STORY!!
Reapers MC (1)
Published January 9 2013
Marie has finally built up the courage to leave her husband who abused her, and she couldn’t stand it anymore. So now she is living with her brother, looking for a job, and didn’t see the big scary biker like Horse to come roaring into her life and tilt her world upside down. When she first meets him, Horse and his biker friends, have business with her brother, and business she has no knowledge of, and part of her doesn’t want to get involved. Even though he makes her body burn, she just wants Horse out of life, he is way out of what she ever imagined, and he intimidates and her feelings for him start to scare him. Then one day when she walks into her home, she finds her brother has cheated them, and they are about to kill him, and only thing will appease them and save her brothers life….Marie in Horse’s bed. Horse is part of the Reaper’s Motorcycle Club, a club that is family, and a brotherhood, and he would give his life for. He has wanted Marie since he first saw her, and doesn’t hide it. As he begins to start to care for her and would love for her to be his in every way, her brothers messes up and the only thing that will save her brother will if he can convince her to be his and he can claim her as he has wanted to for quite some time now!!
I finally decided that I needed to try this one out!! For quite some time I have seen so many high ratings and reviews for this story, and I will admit I normally don’t read biker romances…ever. However I changed my mind ( I am a woman after all, its in my genetic makeup). and I decided that this was a story I would really like, and like it….scratch that…I LOVED it!!! I couldn’t even put this one down, it had such a compelling voice to the story that just drew me in from the first page. If I had known Wylde wrote like this, I would have read her long ago. I am a idiot for waiting so long. Before I read this, I thought it had a darker theme to the story, but as I was reading it, I really didn’t feel that at all. The romance between Marie and Horse is actually quite sweet and romantic in the beginning, its almost like they are doing this dating dance, and Horse even takes her on a picnic…I KNOW. Bad ass Biker dude taking a girl out on a picnic, never saw that one coming. Now Horse has rough edges that is for sure, but he has a soft spot for Marie. But then Marie messes up their relationship, and it becomes strained, and then her brothers cheats the club, and now she will have to pay, in Horse’s bed, to do with in whatever way he likes. The story is full of flashback in the beginning, and normally I hate flashback, but with the voice of this author on every page, I fell in love with it and the style of the way it turns out.
I really couldn’t help but loving this one….everything about this story I adored. I don’t even know why, since the synopsis makes it seem really harsh and rough, but with the way the story begins, and the emotion that is riddled through the story, and how even though technically its erotica, it had such a exciting plot, that it didn’t seem like one, it seems more like a contemporary romance, and gives off a swoon inducing effect that will make you hungry for more~~ I can hardly wait to read the rest of the series….found a new favorite author, and I am going to follow this series. This story made me fall in love with bikers and intense chemistry that only Joanna Wylde can do in her very unique storytelling voice!!! A WICKED PAGE TURNER!!
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Rock Kiss (1)
Published September 2014
Molly Webster has no inclination to involve herself with Zachary Fox. Her childhood was ripped in shreds with her father’s scandal, and she knows what the media can do do a person. She has taken years to recover from it. Molly’s sister manages the band that Fox is a part of. And when she runs into him, they have a passionate and sizzling one night stand and she never expected Zachary to extend that one night stand to a full month. They propose a plan for her to disguise herself, that won’t draw attention, but Zachary starts to show her desire and all she expects is a sensual month of pleasure, but with a expiration date, never knowing of Zachary’s true intentions. Zachary, has always wanted Molly, and when he sees her again, he means to show her what he can give her, and when things begin to get complicated, he will need to convince Molly of his true devotion and hope he can win her love and her heart…
For years I have come to admire Nalini Singh with her paranormal shifter series, and when I heard she had a new contemporary series coming out, I was unsure what it would be like. Since this story is so different from anything else she has produce. However, lately I have fallen in love with rock band romances, and when I was given the opportunity to read this and review it via netgalley and Nalini Singh, I just jumped at the chance. I probably would read anything that this author would write. Rock Addiction, is way more steamy than I expected, so I would say it leans toward erotica in some elements, but with Singh at the helm, you will have a solid plot to deal with as well. In the beginning of the story its pretty much steamy and HOT sex that will blow your mind and definitely enough heat to fog up all the windows. But from the beginning we see the hero, wanting more. The moment he sees Molly he goes after her and isn’t afraid to chase after what he wants and desires. Molly is afraid to have anything with Fox, but she starts to slowly give in and I loved the way these two came together.
The characters in the story were charming and I adored all of them. From the main characters, to the fellow band members, and Molly’s sister. They all had fun roles and their interaction in the story made the story endearing with each chapter. Zachary, was one hot rock star, he is the lead singer, and has a passion for music and women, but his devotion to Molly was so sweet sometimes. There are many times that he just sizzles with sensuality, but you start to delve deeper into his personality, and he is dedicated and passionate with every aspect in his life and holds nothing back!! Molly, well I loved her from the beginning, there was just something about her character that was like able and I had no issues with. She is the type of heroine you can easily relate with and she has such strength, willing to face public scorn again, and risk getting hurt again so that she can have a chance with Zachary. It was very interesting seeing these two hook up and try to make a relationship work. They come across a few roadblocks, and their connection to each other was intense. This story is guaranteed to leave you breathless and aching for more. BLAZING FROM BEGINNING TO END!!