K Webster & Nicole Blanchard-The Mad Lieutenant

K and Nicole are taking us back into space and back to the lonely planet where only 10 Morts have survived the end of their world and we get to get up close and friendly with The Mad Lieutenant.

Draven has some issues. No, fuck that, he has some subscriptions. Of course, he has earned them, so I won’t give him too much of a problem about it. He is the only Mort to have survived the deadly disease that killed off nearly all his people. But it came at a price. He was locked in a containment cell for days on end, ranting and raving, and trying to claw his way out and claw his skin off. It wasn’t pretty. Not pretty at all. Because of that, he now has problems with claustrophobia, people touching him, crowds, and so many, many other things. And you know that you have problems with a lot of people when the 9 other beings who live in the world with you are more people than you want to deal with. He doesn’t get what is with all the other Morts wanting mates, because he doesn’t want one, and he’d be more than happy to let all his friends get one. Then he goes into the infirmary where the other human women are still in stasis, and one woman wakes up.

Molly has her own issues. When she wakes up and finds a strange looking male she gets a little freaked out, of course. Then they touch, and there’s a mutual freaking out, so Molly ends up singing to him. When the Commander tells her about mating, she tells him that she will mate with Draven. She and Draven come to an agreement about having each other’s back and helping to keep each other safe. But then the first human/mort baby is born, and problems ensue.

I have always had a soft spot for Draven. I think it’s because he tries really hard to be this big rough and tough Mort, and he is, really, but he’s also really fragile and vulnerable. He has been through so much, and just the mere fact that he is as functional as he is is pretty awesome, considering. Not only that, he’s figured out a way to make his issues work for him.

I like Molly. She has gumption and strength. I also thought that she was really, really brave because she kept going through everything that happened. And I know that she would probably say that she was just doing what she had to, but she still managed to handle it, and if you ask me, that shows true bravery. Plus she stands up to her fears and moves along with them. I think that Molly is one of those women that knows what needs to be done and is going to arrange everything in the world to make sure that it happens the way that it needs to. She’ll listen to you and your objections, they just don’t matter to her. She’s going to just make sure that everything goes the way she thinks they ought to. And the thing is that she does it nicely. It’s not like she barrels you over, she just nicely lets you know that it’s going to work the way that she wants. And the thing is that she’s pretty much right.

I think that Molly and Draven are really good with each other and for each other. They make a really good team and they end up working really well together. I think they may be my favorite couple right now.

I can’t wait for the next one to see how it’s going to work.

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I’m interested in the discoveries that were made in this one, and how they are going to affect the rest of the world.

The hook for the next book. OMG!

OK, that’s all for this one. Go check out this fantastic world! Happy reading!

K Webster & Ker Dukey-Share Me

When you put these two ladies together, you get some magic. And Share Me is definitely in that magic category.

This book is an RH, which means we’ve got a lot of very hunky guys with just one very lucky woman. In this book, we have Clove, along with her guys, Sebastian, Leo, Zac, and Ford. And while I don’t really want to be Clove, I wouldn’t mind filling her shoes for a hot minute.

So, Clove, at 17, lost her mother. Her father is a politician and she’s practically an accessory to him. At her mother’s funeral, when a reporter gets in her face, she gets rescued by 4 definitely hot and hunky guys. Turns out that they are her new protection detail. Seb, Leo, Zac, and Ford all served together and then they started a security agency. They are all so close that they are basically brothers.

Fast forward 6 years, and Clove is still stuck being her dad’s accessory as he’s now running for the White House. She has a boyfriend, but he’s not all that exciting. Besides, she’s deeply in love/lust with her guys. So, she takes off to dump her boyfriend and then meet her father for an “outing”. For outing, read photo op. On her way out of the cafe, some dickwad purposely aims for her with his car. Luckily, her security was top-notch and they saved her. But now her dad wants to send her to a safe house, along with the guys, so they can find out who did this and to keep it from happening again.

Seb, Leo, Ford, and Zac have all been madly wanting Clove since she was legal, and now that they are all in hiding together, and it looks like it could happen, everyone is triple horny and ready to play until their bits beg for mercy.

Being as there are 4 heroes, you can pretty much guess that there is all the sex, all the time, and you’d be right. There is a lot of sex, and it happens a whole lot. I have to say that this is pretty much filthy. And filthy in the very best kind of way. There’s some one-on-one, but most of the sex is done in groups of two or more. There’s some really dirty stuff that happens, so you might want to be prepared for a cleanup at some point.

But, even while this has all sex all the time, it’s not just all sex all the time. There is an actual plot here, which is to guarantee Clove’s safety. There’s also a budding relationship being built. While the guys have been her safe spot for 6 years, having them as her friends and security guys are different to having them as her lovers, and it’s an altogether different kind of dynamic that they have to figure out. Then you toss in some distractions, and well, you get the idea.

I like Clove. I think that she is smart and funny. I also think that she’s incredibly naive sometimes, but she was brought up in an incredibly sheltered environment so it’s not all that surprising that she is a little naive.

The guys all have their own personalities, and K and Ker did really well to make sure that they all have their own voices and that you can see their personalities clearly.

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OMG, the scene with the bear? Fucking steaming.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one today. Go check it out! Happy reading!

Nicole Blanchard & K Webster-The Vanished Specialist

Nicole and KWeb are once again drawing us forward on a space adventure to the planet Mortuus, where we have the 10 remaining morts and the 5 Earth women that they rescued. So far, our count is at Breccan, the Commander who has mated with Aria, who is now the head of the sub-faction of women, of which there is only one, Emery. The Vanished Specialist is her story, along with Calix.

Calix is the researcher for the morts. He’s the one who has been trying to research the Rades, the disease that destroyed his people, so that they can have a cure, just in case. He also does all kinds of other research. He has been watching over one of the women in the cryostasis, and checking on her regularly. He calls her his little lilapetal, after a flower. But, then Aria went and woke Emery up and she locked them in the sub-factions section, and now Calix can’t get to Emery.

Emery has asthma, and it isn’t a mild little case of it or anything. It’s serious, and it’s killing her. Day by day, she lays in her bed, trying to pull in a breath, and crying. But then, Calix comes, and all of a sudden, she’s no longer in a place where she’s terrified or where things are so different, she’s safe. Calix takes her to his lab and locks them in, and tells her that he’s going to cure her. So, he takes care of her, tells her that he’s going to start running some tests, and makes sure that she uses oxygen so that she can breathe.

Then consequences start happening, because of course they do.

I like Calix. I think I like him better than I like Breccan, and I like Breccan a lot. To me, Calix seems more… I dunno if caring is the word that I want, or nurturing, but something like that. He’s not giving away any of his alpha maleness protective stuff, but there’s just a… softer aspect to Calix than Breccan. Of course, that may just be because Breccan is the commander and has to consider the good of everyone, or it could be personality. It’s kind of hard to judge at this point. Calix does have a very strong sense of duty and responsibility, to his people, and especially to his mate. I think that’s a mort trait, but it definitely strong in Calix. He’s also very smart and very driven, but in a good way.

I have asthma, and have been hospitalized more than once because of it. There’s nothing like trying to suck in as much breath as possible through an opening the size of a swizzle stick. It’s terrifying. So, I really feel for Emery. Of course, when I couldn’t breathe, I was on Earth with medication that would work to stop the attack, not out in space slowly suffocating. I feel so bad for her that she feels so trapped in by all the beings at the base too. I think that she was really scared, and the fact that she couldn’t breathe well made everything worse, because if you get anxious over one thing, it starts to snowball up to more and more and more. I also think that Emery is incredibly strong and brave. She does things that she never thought that she would be able to, and she’s able to stand up for what she thinks is right.

I really enjoy this world, and I can’t wait to see what K and Nicole have for us next.

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I got so mad at Breccan in this one. I mean, I get why he did what he did, and he’s the commander so he has to make the shitty decisions, but this one really could have had some very real life or death consequences to it. Of course, he redeems himself, so I guess I won’t smack him around too much or anything.

OK, that’s all for today! Go hit up the Zon and get your copy! Happy reading!

Danielle James & K Webster-Like Dragonflies

Don’t bother going to Amazon for this one, my darlings, because you won’t find it there. It doesn’t exist on Amazon, because K and Danielle are taking advantage of a new romance store called Eden Books. Eden Books is really set up for the romance community as a whole, both readers and authors. It’s a great way indie authors to get exactly what they want out to their fans without worrying about what anyone else is going to think. It doesn’t matter what kind of romance you write or read, it’s pretty easy to find it on Eden Books. It’s just getting started, but there is quite a good selection there already. I supported its Kickstarter, and I am seriously excited about this.

Anyway, back to Like Dragonflies. The reason that this book went on Eden is because the book is taboo. There is pretty much no way ever that Amazon or any of the other book sites would take this one. I personally think that KWeb likes to thumb her nose at Amazon, so I’m glad that there is another place to get the taboo stories that she likes to write. But, taboo or not, it’s a fantastic story. It’s gripping and engrossing, and heartwrenching. I was drawn in and just couldn’t put it down at all.

So, the basic story is this, we have Sage who is the good girl from the right side of the tracks whose parents have given her everything. We also have Mars, the boy from so far on the wrong side of the tracks that he can’t see the tracks. His dad is a drunk and his mother died of an OD. He wants to get out the dead end world that he has found himself in, so he’s working pretty much every hour that he can and going to college.

Sage is going to college too, and it’s pretty much the only time she’s ever away from her overbearing mother. Mommy Dearest is very much the society lady. She lunches, she throws charity events, she goes places to Be Seen, and she makes Sage go with her. Sage hates them. She’d rather be in a pair of jeans and a concert tshirt painting in her room. Her beloved dad made sure that she had space and the supplies so that she could paint, and that’s the only time she doesn’t feel like a stone wall is crushing her. Then, she meets Mars at her favorite coffee shop, where he’s just gotten a job, is incredibly friendly, and he makes a dragonfly in the foam of her drink. And thus is born the theme of this story.

This was an amazing book. Seriously, it really just smacked me upside the head. I couldn’t get away from it at all. I felt like there was something so sacred and spiritual in the love between Mars and Sage. It’s truly beautiful, and something that deserves to be celebrated. I loved how they interacted and how they truly brought each other to life in a way that no one else ever had.

The story was heart wrenching and gutted me more than once. I couldn’t leave it alone and I couldn’t put it down and I couldn’t get it out of my mind for a couple of days. Mars and Sage were so real and so rich and so nuanced to me. Their story left me feeling fulfilled through everything that happened. Truly, just wonderful.

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I love Sage’s dad and how he supports and loves Sage, no matter what. I don’t know why he stays with Sage’s mom, because she was just a nasty piece of work from the very beginning. I never liked her. And I liked her even less as the book went on.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one today. Go check it out! Happy reading!

K Webster-Red Hot Winter

Well, K really does know how to help us get through the late winter blues and warm us up with a nice Red Hot Winter. This story originally appeared on the Read Me Romance podcast, where you can hear a new romance novella weekly. But then K added to it and filled it out a little more.

This is one of the Taboo Treats, so we’re back in my favorite town. I mean seriously, Taboo Town is filthy af. There are all kinds of secret affairs and assignations going on, and pretty much everyone is getting it on all the damn time. All of Taboo Treats are interconnected. They can all be read as standalones and you aren’t going to miss anything if you haven’t read any of the others. You will see the same events from more than one point of view because of the interconnectedness. There is no wrong order to read these books in, but K does offer a reading order, if you feel you need one. I personally just read them as they come out, and that works for me.

August was betrayed by his wife and his best friend. Those two ended up together, and may they just rot in Hell. Of course, that means that his daughter Callie is now her best friend Winter’s stepsister. Callie’s mom is all sweet as sugar to her, but makes the wicked stepmother in Cinderella look all warm and fuzzy when it comes to Winter. And the bitch is leading Winter’s dad by his dick, so he always sides with her, which ends up with him kicking Winter out of the house. Callie begs her dad to let Winter stay with him so that she has somewhere to live. August is all for it. He’s going to get his revenge on her father by making her life a living hell. I think that August may have a problem with holding a grudge since the divorce happened a couple of years ago.

I love Winter. She’s all sass and fire. She knows what she wants in her life and she’s willing to work really hard to get there. However, that doesn’t mean that she isn’t hurting too. For as sassy and firey as she is, she’s also got a gushy, marshmellowy center that is vulnerable. It’s a lot easier to have that attitude and anger and sass than it is to show that you might be hurting or that you actually do care what other people think of you or that you are vulnerable.

August can be a huge dick. I’m pretty sure he has a huge dick too, but that’s a different discussion altogether. I think that he was pretty happy to hold his anger close to his heart and cuddle it and let it fester. I’m not saying that he doesn’t have a perfect right to be bitter. I mean, after all, his best friend and his wife were fucking and then got married. I’d be pretty damn bitter, but I think he was happy to be bitter. Again, it’s easy to fall into that bitter place. Bitterness and anger are really easy emotions. It takes work to get past those things.

I’m looking forward to the next story, which I hopeĀ  is going to be Lauren, who we see a lot of in this story. I know that her story is going to be as good as all the rest of her books.

That’s all I have to say today. Go check out the book, and all the rest of the Taboo Treats. Happy reading!

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K. Webster & Nicole Blanchard-The Forgotten Commander

K Webster has written just about everything else, so it’s time for her to try some science fiction. And when she goes scifi, she definitely goes all the way. For The Forgotten Commander, she got together with Nicole Blanchard and wrote something that was just amazing. Seriously, when I finished this, I went on FB and was like OMFG soo fucking good!

Here’s the basics. Breccan is the commander of the last 10 morts on the entire planet. Disease has wiped everyone out, and now, it’s just him and his 9 males. When they are dead, their entire civilization is gone. The last female mort died some time ago, her child with her, and now, it’s just them. They live in a self-contained dome, which they keep super clean so that they don’t get any disease and they are protected from the wild and dangerous things that live on their planet. It also keeps them away from the sun, because the UV rays are dangerous to them. However, Breccan doesn’t pay much attention to that, he likes to take his life in his hand and sit and back himself in the sunlight. Of course, when there’s pretty much no hope in your life, what else are you going to do?

But all of a sudden, things change. Two of his morts had been out in space doing some recon, and Theron and Sayer have found something. They found a ship, and on that ship, they found females in stasis tubes. The ship was just going past their planet, so they sneaked on and stole away with 5 of the stasis tubes and brought them home.

Even better than finding 5 women, it turns out that the women are compatible with the morts, so they have a chance to build their society. So, as the commander, Breccan makes the decision that they will inseminate the women while they are in stasis so that they can give birth that way. After all, there are 10 males and only 5 females, someone is going to get left out.

Well, there’s one small problem with that. And her name is Aria. She sort of wakes up during the procedure, but definitely wakes up later, and it isn’t good. It isn’t good at all.

This isn’t an easy book. There are a lot of problems, which of course there are going to be. I mean, seriously, Aria wakes up who knows where and she doesn’t know how she got there. She doesn’t remember anything, and then, there are these aliens who are all talking at her and trying to figure out what’s happening. She runs away, but then Breccan gets her, and, and, and. Of course, there’s a lot of problems. I don’t blame Aria for any of her feelings because she has every right to feel all of those feelings and even more.

It’s not easy on Breccan either. He never expected to have a female around, because there aren’t any more, and she doesn’t act like his mother did with his father, so he’s kind of at a loss. So, everything is difficult. Every time that Breccan thinks he has a grasp on everything, it changes.

I think a lot of the problems are that they are two very disparate cultures trying to come together. There are always a lot of little things that you do or know that you don’t necessarily think about because they just are. But when you get together with someone from another culture who doesn’t do those things, it can cause problems. And when you are talking about people from Earth, there is at least some kind of common starting place. But when you have two people from very different worlds, literally? Yeah, the only starting place they have is that they are both alive. So, of course, there are going to be problems because of that.

Of all the other morts, I think Hadrian is my favorite. He’s just so damn chipper. He’s like a little puppy, how can anyone not like him?

I am very much looking forward to the next books in this series. They are going to be so good!

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OMG, the date was the most perfect thing ever. Everyone getting together so that they can help Breccan and make Aria happy? That was just so sweet and perfect.

OK, that’s all on this one. Go check it out! Happy reading!

K. Webster-Enzo

Welcome back to K. Webster’s Taboo Town, population: Me. Today we’re getting to know the latest citizens of TT in Enzo.

This book is the story of Enzo, Jenna, and baby Cora. Jenna is a foster child after her mother abandoned her. She’s grown up in the system, and she’s grown up quick. She’s spent most of her 16 years in the foster system bouncing from house to house until her current foster parents bring in a banshee baby in to foster. They foisted her off on Jenna, and then decided they were getting out of the foster parent biz, but not before Jenna and baby Cora bonded tightly. Two years later, Cora and Jenna have still been bounced all over the place, but they are always together, but Jenna is about to age out of the system, and she’s planning on adopting Cora, no matter what anyone else says.

Lorenzo, AKA Enzo, is the caseworker who has just taken over Cora and Jenna’s cases. He’s drawn to Jenna, but she’s underage and one of his kids, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t going to help her as much as possible. Enzo knows how hard it is to be a foster child, because he was in the system too. He keeps telling Jenna to hang on, until he realizes it’s better to tell her to don’t drown and then figure out how to help her.

I love these little Taboo Treats. The stories are quick and dirty. If you only have a little bit of time to sit down and read, they can be the perfect fix for that. They are also all interconnected with each other, but you can read them as a standalone if you want. K. lists her suggested reading order, but if you don’t read them in that order, it doesn’t really matter. I’ve read them all as they’ve come out chronologically, and you don’t always realize where the book is in relation to the other books. Does that make sense? Makes sense to me.

Anyway, there are some scenes here that we’ve seen in other books, but I liked seeing them through Jenna and/or Enzo’s eyes because it brought a new depth to the scene and enhanced the story to know that I’ve seen this bit somewhere else in someone else’s story.

I do love Jenna. She’s such a tough cookie. She’s so strong, but still has a wonderful soft center. She’s loyal and loving and she’s super fierce. She will be a force to be reckoned with. Enzo is a good man. He has very good reasons why he’s doing the work that he does, and I think it makes him more invested in the situation because he’s BTDT. He really cares.

On a sidenote, my son had wicked ear infections when he was little, and has had 2 sets of tubes. He had a speech delay because of how bad his ears were, so I so felt for Jenna and Cora every time she got sick.

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OK, well, the one point I really wanted to say that I liked and thought was really awesome was more spoilery than I wanted to put, so I’m not going to say anything other than I really liked that part.

It was nice seeing Sophia from Crybaby and seeing her all sassy. I love that she and Jenna became friends, because they both need it.

OK, that’s all I have to o say bout this one. Go check out all the Taboo Treats. Happy reading!