You’ll remember that I had a Maddie Taylor book on here just last week. Lovely scifi menage. This one is a nice Valentine’s Day short. Quick, hot, and sweet. The perfect V-Day treat for your brain. I really enjoyed reading Carly’s Crush.
So, Carly works in an upscale mall at a lingerie boutique. You know, the kind of place where two pieces of lace and 6 inches of silk cost $350. Carly loves to work with all the pretties, design the windows, and help out with the books. She works at the store part-time while she is getting her MBA. She can’t really afford the delicate pieces of silk and lace frillies that she works with, even with the discount, but she at least gets to see them.
Carly also has a huge crush on Trent. Trent runs the security firm which acts as mall security. He is the big bad badass Special Forces vet who is uber hot. She has memorized his schedule and manages to be standing out by the entrance when he walks by and she arranges to work the nights he’s there. Everyone she works with knows about her crush, and so do some of the security guards. The only person who doesn’t have a clue is Trent. He’s noticed her but he thinks that she’s too young and innocent for him.
This story is very sweet. It does have a little bit of the whole comedy of errors going on in it. That just adds to the charm and to the love story between Trent and Carly. This really is the perfect Valentine’s Day story, even for people like me, who hate Valentine’s Day.
I did laugh out loud at Carly’s seduction scene. It was so totally something that I might do. Especially trying to find the “perfect” sexy position. I just loved that. Made Carly feel so real.
I loved the whole epilogue. Very nice. Perfect ending to the whole story and a great way to top it off.
This is the newest entry into Amo’s Devil’s Own motorcycle club series. And OMG, The Devil’s Match is incredibly insane. I’ve read all the other books and I thought for sure that Raze and Millie’s story was going to be the most intense story out of the series, but I’m pretty sure that Frost and Ella’s topped it. Because, damn. Really, damn. It was intense, it went to places I really didn’t expect it to go.
We first met Ella in Razing Grace. It turns out that she’s Raze’s sister and also has ties to the Devil’s Own MC. When Raze and the MC need to make a hostage trade, she goes to the MC while Millie goes back to Raze. That’s where Ella meets Frost.
We’ve seen Frost in all the other books. He’d be the first one to tell you that he’s an outright psychopath, diagnosed with psychopathy when he was just a child, then thrown away by his family. It doesn’t really bother him, because see above psychopath. He’s loyal to his brothers and will do anything he can to make sure that they are taken care of and that no one attacks the MC. He’s done some bloody and twisted things which he’s mostly liked doing.
Ella looks sweet and innocent. She looks like she is everyone’s little sister and like she’s never done anything wrong in her life. Except, you know, she’s Raze’s sister and he and Miles raised her, so you know that she can’t be quite as sweet and innocent as she looks.
So, here we go. You know the drill. This story. I mean, wow. It turned me around and turned my mind inside out. Definite mindfuckery going on in this story, and in the best way. It covers a few years, so you get a good look at their lives over a longer time than we sometimes see in books. We also get check-ins on our other couples, which is nice to see how they are all doing, mostly. There is a lot of sex, a lot of cussing, and a lot of sex, and a lot of violence. There are all kinds of secrets and machinations that show up. Then again, it couldn’t be part of this series if there weren’t. The reveals we get almost leave more questions than they did answers. You know that means I’m counting down the moments until the next story comes out.
I have to say that I was really surprised about Ella. My other glimpses of Ella really did make me think she was sweet and innocent, so my jaw hit the floor when we see the first discussions of Ella and her true self in the very beginning of the book. It was just a damn. Makes me wonder what else Amo is hiding up her sleeves. I mean, I know it’s going to be hot, because well, Amo Jones. I know it’s going to be dark because see Amo Jones. I just can’t wait to see it. Do you think I can get a time machine to take me to the point when it comes out?
Anyway, I’m looking forward to see what’s up with Miles and Willow, because you know the two of them are going to cause some serious shit that no one is going to want to miss. I’m dying for a further glimpse into Willow’s mind. That ought to be really good.
OK, that’s all for today. We’ve got some busy days ahead of us again, with some pretty hot books, so brace yourselves, ducklings.
Yup, it’s another Cari Silverwood post. There are so many good reasons why I read and review so many of her books. All the books are just so good. I haven’t read one yet that I didn’t like. Cari does some of the best world building I’ve ever seen, hands down. She takes all these things, both big and little, and puts them together in a way that brings you into her worlds and lets you see, smell, taste, and feel everything going on. You are wrapped up and in the books and it’s hard to get back out into the real world sometimes.
The world of Cari’s Steamworks Chronicles is an alternate Earth. The lands are the same, with the same basic ethnic groups, but the states and countries and nations are different. For example, you get the Brito-Gallic League and the Byzantine Empire. The technology, however, is totally different. It’s all steampunk. If you aren’t familiar with steampunk, it’s an alternate Earth with technology that is stuck in approximately the Victorian era. Things run by steam, coal, or early electric batteries. Instead of airplanes, you get airships, instead of helicopters, you get gyrocopters. You get clockwork animals, creations, and oh yeah, sex toys. You get the idea. In Cari’s world, you are at something similar to modern times, give or take, but with the steampunk technology.
So, the Chronicles is a boxset that contains 3 books, Iron Dominance, Lust Plague, and Steel Dominance. They are all standalones within the same world, so you don’t have to read them all to understand any one of them. However, the two Dominances are related, so you may want to read Iron before you read Steel. Not necessary, but you get more info on the characters altogether.
One word you will hear me talk about with the books is frankenstruct. A frankenstruct is a being that is made up of a whole lot of cloned human parts. If the person is just 1 clone, then they are obviously a person, right? So the theory is that if you take a lot of pieces of a lot of different clones and then put them together and make a person, then morally and ethically that being isn’t a person. At least, that’s how some of the governments in this world think. I think frankenstructs can get a bad rap and I think that making them be legally not a person or having an extermination order against them is despicable. Anyway.
Claire is a frankenstruct. She looks lovely, innocent, and oh so sexy. However, what she really is is deadly. She’s bred and trained as an assassin and can kill you in about 50 different ways. Her current “master” is a scummy scumbag named Inkvine. I mean, he’s a nasty-arse piece of work. He pretty much needs to die right after he open his mouth. He’s posing as a diplomat and she’s supposed to be his arm candy so that they can get close to an enemy named Theo and off him. At least, that was the plan, until their airship got blown up.
The next thing she knows, she’s waking up buried in wreckage and she’s being told that she is one of the few survivors of the airship, and all the others were men. Lord Theo Kevonis, her rescuer, says that she can stay on his estate while all the men get sent off. There are several reasons for this. One is that she’s hurt. Another is that the doctor told Theo that she was a frankenstruct and his government will euthanise her, so keeping her on his estate is just a good idea. Then there’s the fact that Theo is incredibly taken with Claire, and thinks that she’s probably a pleasure slave, as evidenced by the fact she was wearing a lovely evening gown when they found her.
Meanwhile, Claire is trying to keep ahold of herself around Theo. She’s told him that she’s a bodyguard. She’s told him all about frankenstructs, and she’s done everything he’s asked. The problem is that he overwhelms her. No one ever taught her how to deal with feelings or how to do relationships. And even if they had, they probably wouldn’t have taught her how to handle the kinds of domination and submission and bondage sexy games that Theo wants to play with her. All she knows is that she has serious feelings for him and she doesn’t want to be an assasin anymore, and is Theo her target and can she keep him safe?
This zombie plague is not your mama’s zombie plague and you sure as hell aren’t going to see it on The Walking Dead anytime soon. That’s because the zombies don’t want to just eat your brains, they want to fuck those brains out first.
There are actually various levels of plague. Some of the zombies go straight into eating, some go straight into fucking, and some do all of the above.
Captain Kaysana Onomi and her crew on Art of War are off to find out about the plague and to see if they can find a cure, because the plague is getting worse and more and more people are succumbing. And all of a sudden, so are the people on Art of War.
Kaysana is trying to meet with the frankenstruct mercs that are a temporary part of her crew. The prevailing theory is that frankenstructs are immune to the plague. Except, whoops, that’s about to be proven wrong. As she’s leaving the gym where she was meeting all the mercs minus one, her officer and the mercs are suddenly infected by the plague. Ling becomes a risen man, which means he stays smart, and he has firey eyes, and murder and rape on his mind. Kaysana is his number one target. He and the mercs tie her to a rope climbing wall and are about to have their evil way when she gets rescued by Sten.
Sten is one of the frankenstruct mercs. He doesn’t really people well, and he normally hides in the mountains with his wolf Cadrach. When the government asks for help, he decides to go, but mostly because of Kaysana. This isn’t the first time that he’s seen her and he really feels a connection. He also thinks she’s pretty drop dead sexy, because well, she is. He was late going to the meeting, but when he finally gets there, he finds Emily, the ship’s librarian being attacked by some zombies. He rescues her and helps her to escape while he’s on his way to rescue Kaysana. He gets her off the ship, and then they have their wicked way with each other.
It may have felt good in the moment, but Kaysana has problems. He’s a frankenstruct and she can’t have any kind of relationship with a frankenstruct. First of all, she’s a military officer, secondly, she blames all frankestructs for her family’s deaths. But every time Sten touches her, she gets all fuzzy and all her thinking goes right out the window. They both like the games that he plays, but she’s not sure how to make it all fit in her head.
And can we just say that I will never, ever look at a hood ornament the same way, ever again. Out of 3 very, very hot books, that is seriously one of the hottest things in the whole series.
Dankyo is the head of security of House Kevonis. Normally he is only concerned with keep Theo safe. But the government has sent him off on a two part mission. The first part is that he’s supposed to help upgrade the security of the palace in the Byzantine Empire. The second part is that he’s supposed to keep Sophia White safe on her job.
Dankyo has only learned in the recent past that he really likes BDSM in lots of wonderful ways. He’s played with some people, but he’s never found the woman who he wants to be fully and completely his. So, he devotes all his time to making sure that House Kevonis and Theo is safe. He takes his job incredibly seriously.
Sophia White is a scholar. Her entire world is puzzles and patterns. They talk to her. She sees them in her head and something just clicks and all of a sudden the confusion makes sense and the puzzle is solved. She’s on her way to the Byzantine Empire to solve the biggest puzzle ever, the Clockwork Warrior. She has spent years and years studying it and she knows that she can learn all its secrets. Since the Tomb she needs to get to is in the palace harem, the only way she can get in is to be a slave. Dankyo’s slave, to be precise. Sophie has secrets too. She’s always fantasized about being taken by force by a man and being made to submit to him. Luckily, Dankyo is more than happy to help her with that.
All three books have serious secrets and conspiracies involved in them. Some of them you can see right out so you can try to figure out what’s going on, but then you get the hidden secrets and conspiracies that Cari all of a sudden drops in your lap and totally surprises you with. I mean, forget about coming out of left field, some of them seriously come out of another galaxy to all of a sudden hit you. Just totally amazing. There are layers and layers and layers.
I’ve said it before and I will definitely say it again. Cari is one of the best world builders out there. The details she puts in little throwaway things that you might not even realize are there and don’t have a huge impact on the story help you feel the entire world and turn it into something that you don’t just read but you experience and live. The world is lush and beautiful and textured and… All that translates into characters that are living and breathing and that you can nearly reach out and touch. They really are just that good.
Since they are a Cari Silverwood series, they are kinky as all fucking fuck. I mean, yeah. I need the vibrator from this book. There is all kinds of BDSM and non/dubcon. It’s all just so delicious and dark and erotic and sends little shivers down your spine in just the right way. Go check them out. The boxset is currently $1.99, so for less than a cup of coffee, you can get some books that will wake all the way up.
There is no spoiler section today, because this is long enough. You will just have to go experience these books on your own. Have a picture though.
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The plan was never to fall in love…The plan was to avenge my father’s death.
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For ten years I have plotted and planned my revenge against Rafe DeMarco. He took the most important thing in my life away from me and I meant to return the favor.
Except, I was wrong…
Now, I need his protection. And I’m the fool who went and fell in love.
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After a hellish past, I’ve got a good thing going being hired at Blake Security. I’m one of the good guys now…protect and serve and all that jazz. Kicking ass and rescuing damsels in distress – all in a day’s work.
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Title: The Devil’s Match
Author: Amo Jones
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: February 5, 2018
A person suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social
synonyms: madman/madwoman, mad person, deranged person, maniac, lunatic,
an unstable and aggressive person.
F R O S T
Since I was a little girl, I have been surrounded by hate, death, murder, and
slavery. I’ve been guarded my whole life by my brother—Raze, the kingpin of the
underworld and the most feared individual in the United States of America. And
then further more guarded when I found out the president of The Devil’s Own MC
was my long lost half-brother. Being tossed around from one extreme protection
to another has left a part of me yearning to break out of it’s cage. The part
that I’ve tried to sugar coat and hide, because if she’s unleashed, everyone
would see just how much like my brothers I am.
Panting, wanting, needing to unleash the side of me I’ve always known was
My secret is mine and my brothers.
Only they know what I hide and why I hide it. How I fight for love because if I
don’t, my rage would win and I’d be a mere shadow of the girl people have grown
But I broke.
And the man who held the hammer that shattered the walls I spent years building
to cage in my rage—was a psychopath.
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I was meant to be theirs: Joseph, my sweet first love, and Marco, his dark and dangerous best friend. After Marco steals me away one night, Joseph is waiting for me. They say they can’t let me go, or their enemies might hurt me.They both want me. Together. The three of us.
I know it’s dirty, and I know Joseph and Marco are dangerous men.
But being with them doesn’t feel wrong. When they hold me in their arms, I feel safe, cherished. If I give myself to them, can they protect me? Or will staying close to them put me in more danger than ever?
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I don’t deserve her: the sweet, perfect angel with the sweet, perfect life.
She doesn’t know anything about my violent past. But if I could just touch her, taste her, then maybe I could pretend her perfect world could be mine, too.
I know I should stay away, but when she looks to me for protection, her fate is sealed.
Ashlyn will be mine.
Note: Battle for Love is the prequel to War of Hearts.
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