Loki Renard-Shamefully Broken

I’ve got a favorite author of mine today, Loki Renard. This is her first appearance here, and she’ll be back tomorrow with the next book in this grouping. I’m not sure that I would call them a series, or at least not yet, maybe a duet? Tomorrow’s book isn’t really a direct sequel to today’s book, but they are tightly connected, and they take place at the same time. So, let’s talk Shamefully Broken.

Elliot’s family is old money. She has been coddled and indulged all her life. No one has ever told her no and whatever she wants, she gets. She’s always been relatively good and followed all the rules though, except for that one time on her 18th birthday, which is now the reason that she hates Mason.

Elliot also has an older brother, Aiden, who she loves. The problem with Aiden is that he had the exact same neglectful parents and indulgent upbringing. In Aiden, it manifested in him turning into a junkie. Eventually, his parents cut him off, which meant that he moved to other things, like dealing and pimping. That got him into all kinds of trouble. Trouble that Ellie wants to get him out of. To do that, she has to go to her brother’s friend and the man she hates above all others, Mason.

Mason was always that poor friend, but with a lot of hard work, a whole lot, he has managed to amass a huge fortune and run several large companies. He and Aiden aren’t as friendly as they used to be, but Ellie is hoping that Mason will still be fond enough of her brother to pay off his debts and help get him out of trouble.

When Ellie gets to his company, she shoves her way into Mason’s office and asks him for his help. Well, I say ask… Mason tells her that he will be willing to help Aiden, but in return, he wants one thing. Her. He wants her to do everything and anything he tells her to do. She will be completely and utterly his. Ellie refuses and slams out of his office.

What Ellie doesn’t know at the point in time is that her brother has gotten into a fight with the Mob and they are going after her. Mason tries to warn her but she hangs up on him. He follows her and saves her at the very last minute.

OK, you know the way that it goes. Mason is very Dom-ly. VERY. He pissed me off a few times, but that’s kind of typical in books like this. I like the Dom-ly type sometimes and I hate it sometimes. I personally like that. It tends to make the character more real to me. It lets me get into the story more. Anyway, I think that Mason ignored some of Ellie’s feelings a little more than I would’ve liked. She kind of got thrown into the complete deep end. Mason is also a very stern and strict disciplinarian. Ellie has to walk a very, very fine line. Now, Ellie. I like her most of the time. She’s a strong, fierce, loyal, and stubborn character. Just because she submits to Mason at any given time doesn’t mean that she isn’t all of those things. Submission isn’t weakness. That said, when she gets into her entitled mindset, I kind of wanted to spank her myself. Overall though, I think that she’s a great character and that Mason is the right man for her. She needed someone who could handle all that fire inside her and that’s what Mason does for her. We get a glimpse of Aiden in this book but we’ll learn more about him tomorrow.


I personally have a thing about cages. Having read a whole lot of Loki’s books, I’m pretty sure that she does too. I can think of some other books where they have shown up. I always think that they are pretty hot, and it’s no different in this one. The whole idea of being caged up in a bedroom like that? I need a fan to cool me off.

OK, that’s all I have to say today, but I’ll probably talk a little more about this tomorrow too. Loki has all kinds of books out there to read, so go check her out on Amazon and find one that works for you and enjoy yourself. Happy reading!


Renee Rose & Rebel West-Night of the Zandians

This is the next entry into the Night of… RH series. Today, we get Renee Rose and her giant, purple aliens with giant… horns. Renee invited Rebel West to join her in the writing of Night of the Zandians.

So, the Zandians have had their big battle and have won the day. They now have to start to repopulate and rehab Zandia. The Fins mined the hell out of Zandia so that they could get the crystals. So, King Zander wants all the Zandians and free humans to get together, make babies, and replant Zandia. Since there aren’t all that many human women, Zander has decreed that the men must form groups of 3 or more before they can take a human mate. Then the family groups will be able to get a homestead and start doing what they can to re-green Zandia.

Riya, a human woman who was an agrislave and is now a medic, hears Zander’s orders and is terrified that what he says will mean that it’s now open season on humans. Her former masters raped and tortured her to the point where they may have done permanent physical harm to her fertility. She is terrified of being touched by a male again because of everything that she went through. But, then there’s Tarren…

Tarren is a Zandian warrior. Riya sewed up an injury on him during the fighting. He threatened to spank her because she was pulling guys off the battlefield so that they can get fixed up. While she was sewing him up, he grabbed her ass and she got off on him. Literally.

Tarren has two cousins, Ronan and Jax. They’ve noticed Riya too. When they find out that they need to form a group, they know that Riya is the one that they want. Riya runs and hides in the med bay, but that doesn’t stop these guys from coming to find her. Tarren, Ronan, and Jax know that they want her to be their mate, and they aren’t going to take no for an answer. They manage to convince her and their pierce her with their crystals so that she’s legally their mate. King Zander approves their application and sends them far, far away to their new homestead.

OK, so here we go. I love the Zandians. I mean, giant guys who are purple and hot? Sign me up! Doesn’t hurt that purple is my favorite color. I’ve loved everything about this series. I want it to go on and on. I love the RH thing. I do have to admit that I did wonder how the uber possessive Zandians were going to handle the RH thing, so it’s nice to see how that’s working. I’m so glad that there is a blurb in the end of this to let me know that there is going to be at least one more book. I neeeeeeed there to be more. It’s going to be fun to see how the story changes now that they are on Zandia, the war is over, and that the hard work has to start. There were parts that made me all teary. I started my morning crying over this book. But, I got through it, so it’s all good.


I felt so sorry for Riya. Her secret weighed so heavily on her and she just couldn’t tell anyone, and she tried so hard to prove she was worth being able to stay on the planet. It was so obvious that so many people had told her that she just wasn’t worth it and she wasn’t going to believe it on her own, even if Tarren, Ronan, and Jax told her every minute of the day.

Speaking of those guys, they really fucking pissed me off when they had their little pity party instead of thinking things through. I get they were hurt, but they didn’t even try to figure out why Riya did what she did. Ugh. Men.

OK, that’s all for today. Go check this one and all the other Night of… books out on Zon. Happy reading!

Ava Sinclair-Fire Bride

Ava Sinclair has brought us back to her Drakoryan world and back to Lyla and her 4 mates, Imryth, Zelki, Drogros, and Tythos in Fire Bride.

Now, remember, in an RH, there isn’t always group sex. It’s more about the relationship that each hero has with the heroine and what needs of hers they happen to meet. Some RH books have group sex in them, not all of the ones I’ve read do. Ava’s Drakoryan books don’t have any kind of group sex. It would upset the boys too much to watch anyone else go at their bride, even if it’s a brother.

In Sacrifice, the seer had a vision that Lyla would have an important part to play in the upcoming war and that her mates shouldn’t keep any secrets from her. However, there’s a problem with that. For all that they know that they shouldn’t keep secrets from her, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t. Villages are being destroyed but they don’t want to tell Lyla that the ancient enemy is coming back. Zelki is all for letting her know what’s going on, but the other boys aren’t so sure. Drogros, as the oldest one, keeps telling them that nope, they are keeping it a secret. They are trying very hard to make sure that she’s occupied with them and with keeping her home. What they don’t know is that Lyla kind of hates it. She wants to know so many things, and she’s not like the other brides who are all into their children and their homes and their families. She can fake it well, though.

Lyla knows that something is up with her mates, they all seem just a little off, but they keep telling her everything is fine. There’s a big council meeting coming up to their house, so now she’s busy working on making sure that everything is up to the high standards required to impress everyone else. But she finds out things that show she’s being lied to.

OK, it’s that time. I really like Lyla. She isn’t afraid to stand up for what she believes and to fight for what needs to happen. She’s definitely a warrior in her own right, even if she doesn’t do it the same way her mates do. They really do need her. I’m really looking forward to War Bride to advance the story so we can find out what more is going on.


I loved that the witches needed to see Lyla and that she got to see them, even if it wasn’t normal for a Bride to show up there. It just shows how important that Lyla is in the greater scheme of things. And without her pushing and pushing, certain things wouldn’t have happened. So, yay Lyla.

The next book is going to be very interesting. I can’t wait for a continuation of the story, even if we have a different group at the forefront.

That’s all for today. Happy reading!

Sue Lyndon & Celeste Jones-Papa’s Desires

Sue Lyndon and Celeste Jones are taking us back to Talcott House and our lovely little ladies in Papa’s Desires. This is the second book in the Little Ladies of Talcott House series.

Talcott House is run by Miss Wickersham. She finds unfortunate young women in bad circumstances and brings them to her academy. There, the young women are taught everything they need to know to be a proper lady. They are also treated like little girls and kept as close to a little girl state as possible. Miss Wickersham believes that every child deserves to have a happy childhood and her charges weren’t able to get that. So, she regresses them back to their childhood and gives them the happy childhood that they never got.

This book is about Hyacinth, also known as Cynny. Her best friend Camilla recently got married to Lord Cavendish, and now it’s Cynny’s turn. However, there are some worries about her status when it comes to marrying Lord Kensington. Cynny has had problems with stealing and causing mischief. We open the book to her sitting in the naughty chair and listening to a conversation that she probably shouldn’t be hearing. Hyacinth hears that Talcott House is having money issues, because one of their patrons hasn’t been paying the stipend that he pledged to. That makes Cynny’s wedding very important because Lord Kensington has already pledged a large bridal gift, which could help repair the Talcott House. Cynny vows to be as good as she possibly can so that she can get her new Papa, because she’s looking forward to having a Papa and she wants to make sure that Talcott House and all her friends are OK.

Lord Grayson is new to his role. His father recently died. In doing all the paperwork after his death, Grayson found out that his father had been sending a stipend to Talcott House. He’s bound and determined to get rid of that stipend. He figures that it’s some kind of scam or some such. One day, when driving down to London, he finds himself near Talcott House, so he stops there to find out what’s going on. First he sees and hears all the young ladies out at play and notices that they are all dressed quite girlishly even if they are all obviously very womanly. Then he finds Miss Wickersham who explains. Lord Grayson also gets a chance to talk to Hyacinth, who tells him part of her story, but he doesn’t believe her. Before he leaves, she relieves him of his pocket watch so she can give it as a wedding gift to her new Papa.

OK, it’s that time. There is some conflict in this when it comes down to Lord Kensington and Lord Grayson, but it’s going to work out just fine, I have a feeling. There’s also some issues with Cynny’s past. We get a quick and hot look at Cammie too, which is really nice.


Poor Hyacinth. I felt bad for her that Grayson didn’t believe her when she told him her story before they were married. She felt like she had to hide part of who she was, and that had to have been hard on her. No one wants to feel like that.

I’m looking forward to Rose’s and Daisy’s story. As a British TV fan, I have to wonder if there is a Violet hanging around somewhere. Points if you can get the reference.

OK, that’s all I have to say today. I recommend reading this book. Happy reading!

K. Webster-Renner’s Rules

K. Webster has taken us back to my favorite naughty metropolis, Taboo Town. I’m sure that she has a better name for that town than that, but that’s what I call it in my head, and if you’ve read any of the stories, you’ll know why I call it that. The characters in her books try really hard to break every single taboo that they can. And I get to enjoy watching them do it.

The nice thing about these stories, other than the fact that they are truly, truly filthy, is that they are a quick read, so if you are needing a super quick, super dirty read, then one of her little taboo treats is your dirty martini.

Today’s book is Renner’s Rules. Back in high school, did you have a crush on a teacher? Well, that’s basically what happens here, with a lovely K. Webster twist.

Back in the day, Adam Renner wasn’t a high school principal. He was a wet behind the ears 19 year old in the military. In an attack, he almost died, but was saved by his friend Mateo Bonilla, and he left the military. Adam decided to follow in his mother’s footsteps and go into education and eventually became the principal of the local high school.

Meanwhile, in Miami, Mateo was happily married with a lovely little girl. He was having a good life until his wife died. Then he pulled away from his daughter, Karelma. When he’s told that she’s fucking and drugging her way through life, Mateo calls Adam and asks him to let Elma come to live with him and go to his school. Against his better judgment, Adam agrees. After all, Mateo saved his life.

Neither Elma or Adam know what to expect, but they end up getting saddled with each other and trying to figure out how to share a small house when they both think the other one is pretty smoking hot.

Like I said, fillllllthy. I love K’s version of filthy books, just in case you haven’t figured that out. I mean, this is only the what 4th K. Webster book I’ve review in the past few weeks? Anyway, there’s a lot of hot sexy times, a lot of romance, some conflict, and some really fucking stupid high school kids. It’s a great read.


Not a whole lot of spoilers, mostly because it’s short and the taboo treats like this aren’t real plot heavy. I mean, there is some plot, but we aren’t talking like some of K’s other books. So, not a lot for under here.

I really wanted to smack the shit out of that one high school because that’s bullshit to do in the first place. I’m pretty sure he didn’t know how Adam would react, but that was still some serious bullshit.

So, go check this out on Amazon and get your dirty, dirty fix. Happy reading!

Amy Cecil-On Stranger Prides

First of all, let me tell you that I think this title is well and truly AWESOME! It’s just the kind of wordplay that I love in a book. Very clever. And the title works for this book really well.

Amy Cecil is someone that I’ve been in a couple of reading groups with for a while now. When I got the chance to read On Stranger Prides, I jumped at it. And I’m glad I did. Stranger Prides is a what if… book. Amy has taken a well-loved classic, Pride and Prejudice, and put her own spin on it. What if Elizabeth and Darcy didn’t get together? What if Elizabeth turned down Darcy when he proposed? What would they each do? Shall we see if we can find out?

We start the book with Darcy’s visit to Elizabeth so that he can propose to her in the most awkward way possible. After she gets over her shock, Elizabeth tells him exactly what she thinks of him and turns him down flat. He goes home and promptly writes Elizabeth a letter answering some of her points. Then he goes to London and starts drinking and wandering.

Eventually, Darcy realizes that he can’t live this way, so he decides he’s going to go and do something with his life and make some changes. He goes to his cousin Fitzwilliam to help him start making those changes. The first thing he wants is a boat. The second thing he wants is to set up a foundation to help the poor. You see, Darcy has decided to become a pirate. Only he’s going to take from the rich and help out the poor. Exit Darcy, enter Max Sterling. He’s not sure what the future is going to hold, he just knows that he will never see the love of his life again. Except, one should never say never.

Eleven years later, Elizabeth is the Dowager Duchess of Grafton. Her husband has been dead for a year, and her 9 year old son is now Duke. Her father lives with them and he has convinced Elizabeth to go with him to Nassau to see her aunt. She wants to give Thomas the same kinds of adventures she was able to have as a child. She doesn’t want Thomas to only grow up as a Duke, so off to Nassau they go. The journey is going all right until a ship is spotted on the horizon. That ship is the Absolution and she quickly catches up to their ship. Elizabeth is trying to make sure that no one knows that they are English nobility because they are worth some money as ransom. However, the pirates find out. They take Elizabeth and Thomas to their ship and present them to Captain Max Sterling.

OK, that’s where I’m leaving it. I love alternate universe what if… kinds of stories and I like the classics like Jane Austen, so this was pretty much perfect. It’s interesting seeing how Darcy and Elizabeth have changed in 11 years and how they are together now. I am looking forward to book 2 so that I can see where the story is going.


It’s going to be interesting to see what happens when they get back to England. England is a whole lot different from Nassau and definitely different from living on board a pirate ship. I hope that they don’t have any serious problems. Hopefully, Amy won’t leave us hanging for a long while.

I think Elizabeth knew who Max was, but she only knew somewhere in the back of her mind, not anywhere that she was conscious of. I do wish that he had told her before certain things happened, but that’s just me. It worked OK either way, it’s just personal preference.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one. Go check it out, it’s on KU, so you can read a nice pirate Jane Austin romance. Happy reading!

Golden Angel-Night of the Wild Stags

We have another Night of…. reverse harem story. There are several authors who got together to write that lovely little group of books, and today it’s Golden Angel’s turn. We met her on the blog not too long ago with her book Tempting the Domme. Today, though, we have a totally different genre. We’re in the world of shifters.

This book takes place in Golden’s Big Bad Bunny world. If you haven’t read those books, you totally should. I had to just because no one thinks of bunnies as big and bad, so I couldn’t figure out why they would be called big and bad. Trust me, they are, and it’s pretty awesome.

So, let’s talk about Night of the Wild Stags. With a name like that, I bet you can guess what kind of shifters that we are dealing with. Alright, you don’t have to have read anything in the Big Bad Bunny world to read this one since it’s a standalone and you will have no problem getting everything you need to know for the story. But here’s some quick backstory.  In this shifter world, there are all kinds of shifters, but you can kind of break them down into big species and little species. Bunnies, squirrels, and other similar things would be the little species. Then for the larger ones, you’re looking at deer, wolves, lions, etc. There are some diseases that affect shifters. In the larger species shifters, those diseases don’t cause a huge problem, but in the smaller species, they can be fatal. They have a vaccine and a cure of sorts, in a place called Lakewood, which is a shifter area. With that said, now we can talk about the book.

Kiara is a Pudu deer shifter. Her herd is very isolated and very isolationist. They all live in the same apartment building. Because there aren’t many males, each male has several “mates” and they take turns with them. Kiara sees her “mate” on Wednesday nights and it’s basically wham, bam, thank you ma’am. Kiara, who has been editing romance novels, isn’t happy and she wants more. So she runs away. While she’s on the run, she gets very sick with the Scourge. This is one of those shifter diseases. Normally it wouldn’t be a problem since she’s a deer, but there’s one small thing about Pudu deer. That’s the fact that they are teeny tiny. They are the smallest species of deer, at full grown, they are about the size of a lamb. That means that they would come under the small species, and the Scourge can be fatal to her.

Meanwhile, we have a small herd of 4 red deer stags. Red deer are pretty much the largest deer species. These 4 guys are two sets of brothers and are cousins, named Dorian, Gavin, Alec, and Riley. They are soldiers in Lakewood, but they are headed out to their cabin in the woods so that they can have a vacation. On the way there, they see a pile of clothing in the road. When they notice it move, the guys go look and find Kiara. All four of them are drawn to her. When they take her to the hospital, they all hang around her and stay in her room. When she’s starting to feel better, they invite her to go to her cabin with them so that they can take care of her.

Alright, it’s that time. I’m seriously digging the RH thing. Each guy has something that needs a specific need in Kiara, and she can have a relationship with each guy within the larger whole and with the larger whole. It’s pretty awesome how that works. They are all so good for Kiara. I really love all of them. I want Golden to write more about them.



OMG, I love Kiara’s doe after her treatment. She gets cocky for sure. I also love the description of the size difference between Kiara and her mates. When they are all shifted, she can literally stand underneath them and not touch their bellies. That’s some serious size difference right there. I love it.

Sebastian got what he deserved. I wish I know what he was told, but I don’t think we ever will. He’s a scummy scummy douchecanoe.

OK, that’s all for this one. There’ll be another one later.