Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sweet Temptations: The Babysitter by Dark Inferno with Review by Patricia

Meet Richard Martin. He's well mannered,married to his beautiful university sweetheart, works in a job he can't stand with people who mostly drive him nuts, and so sexually frustrated he's about ready to blow like Mount Vesuvius.

Enter Rebecca, Scarlet and Samantha, three sirens sent by god to plague and tempt him. Will he be able to do what's right and resist their advances, or will these temptresses lure him to the rocks?

In this first volume in Dark Inferno's sizzling new series: Sweet Temptations, A naughty babysitter sets out to seduce her man. No matter what his wife might think, she is determined to lure him into her bed...

***This story contains descriptions of sexual content, for 18+ Adults only***

 Lets see what can I say about this book. It was a very fast read for me . It took me an hour to read it. I have to say for it being in my opinion a novella it was well written and the characters were outstanding . From Robert who hated the office party and wants to get laid so badly he is about to blow. To his frigid wife. Then there is the babysitter . I know most men have a fantasy about taking the babysitter to bed. Well she puts the moves on him, He dives right on in so to speak. To be honest this is about a man's fantasy come alive.
   With everything that was good about the book there were just a couple of things that bothered me . Maybe it was the cheating aspect. But I got over it really fast I was reading. There were also a few phases that just kind a mad me laugh out loud . Other then those little things. This is a hot read. So if you want to read a short erotic read , Check out THE BABYSITTER .
I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars

Darkinferno was born and raised in England, first in the town of Bridgewater, Somerset, before later moving to the city of Gloucester. A fully qualified and experienced Skier and Scuba Diver, he has travelled across Europe and Africa diving wrecks and seeing the wonders of our planet. His favourite book is Game of Thrones by George Martin.

Having always loved to write, he published his first piece of work when he was just 14, a DragonBall Z fan fiction on the website Fanfiction.Net, and has continued to publish works ever since. Now with more than thirty pieces published across the internet and a fan base spanning the globe, he is moving into the realm of Self-Publishing.


The Trouble with Texas Cowboys with Carolyn Brown and Linda Broday with reviews by Samantha

When Sawyer O'Donnell takes a ranch job on a whim, he lands smack dab in the middle of a Texas-sized feud! The Gallaghers and the Brennans are at each other's throats to woo the red-headed spitfire, Jill Cleary, and stake a claim for the Fiddle Creek Ranch.

Jill makes Sawyer's blood boil. They argue, they banter, but Sawyer soon goes from being driven crazy to crazy in love. Damned if he knows how that happened. But now that it has, how does he compete with two men that can give this cowgirl a lifestyle beyond her wildest dreams?
'I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review'
Sawyer came to burnt boot to check on his cousin and decided he wanted to stay. He gets a job as Foreman on Fiddle Creek Ranch to discover that the owners Niece has come back to work the Ranch also. The clash automatically. They can't deny that they want each other but they definitely get off to a rocky start.
They have to deal with the Gallagher and Brennan Feud as the females in both families are trying to get their paws on Sawyer and the Males in both families are trying to get Jill to the Alter. All because both families want to get their hands on Fiddle Creek.
I absolutely LOVED it! I love Carolyn Brown's books. All it took was me reading the first book in this series and she was an automatic favorite. She brings Romance, humor and Craziness together like you wouldn't believe. She is by far one of the best Western Romance writers that I have come across. You get believable characters that you can't help but fall in love with and a great story that will have you laughing out of nowhere while your family looks at you like you are crazy. I definitely recommend reading. This can be read as a stand alone although I do suggest reading book 1 first!


 Hi! I'm twenty five years old and movie star gorgeous. The camera added thirty plus years and a few wrinkles. Can't trust those cameras or mirrors either. Along with bathroom scales they are notorious liars! Honestly, I am the mother of three fantastic grown children who've made me laugh and given me more story ideas than I could ever write. My husband, Charles, is my strongest supporter and my best friend. He's even willing to eat fast food and help with the laundry while I finish one more chapter! Life is good and I am blessed!

Reading has been a passion since I was five years old and figured out those were words on book pages. As soon as my chubby little fingers found they could put words on a Big Chief tablet with a fat pencil, I was on my way. Writing joined reading in my list of passions. I will read anything from the back of the Cheerio's box to Faulkner and love every bit of it. In addition to reading I enjoy cooking, my family and the ocean. I love the Florida beaches. Listening to the ocean waves puts my writing brain into high gear.

I love writing romance because it's about emotions and relationships. Human nature hasn't changed a bit since Eve coveted the fruit in the Garden of Eden. Settings change. Plots change. Names change. Times change. But love is love and men and women have been falling in and out of it forever. Romance is about emotions: love, hate, anger, laughter... all of it. If I can make you laugh until your sides ache or grab a tissue then I've touched your emotions and accomplished what every writer sets out to do.

I got serious about writing when my third child was born and had her days and nights mixed up. I had to stay up all night anyway and it was very quiet so I invested in a spiral back notebook and sharpened a few pencils. The story that emerged has never sold but it's brought in enough rejection slips to put the Redwood Forest on the endangered list. In 1997 Kensington bought two books for their Precious Gems line. Two years and six books later the line died with only four of those books seeing publication. But by then Avalon had bought a book and another, and another. Ten years later the list has grown to thirty nine. Last year Sourcebooks bought the Lucky Series which is in the bookstores now. They've also bought The Honky Tonk Series which will debut with I LOVE THIS BAR in June and will be followed by HELL, YEAH, MY GIVE A DAMN'S BUSTED, and HONKY TONK CHRISTMAS.

Folks ask me where I get my ideas. Three kids, fifteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren. Note: I was a very young grandmother! Life is a zoo around here when they all come home. In one Sunday afternoon there's enough ideas to keep me writing for years and years. Seriously, ideas pop up at the craziest times. When one sinks its roots into my mind, I have no choice but to write the story. And while I'm writing the characters peek over my shoulder and make sure I'm telling it right and not exaggerating too much. Pesky little devils, they are!

I have a wonderful agent, Erin Niumata, who continues to work magic and sell my work. I'm very lucky to have her and my editors who continue to believe in me.

Happy reading!
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It was strange how a day could go south quicker than a steam locomotive on a downhill slope...

Rancher Cooper Thorne thinks his life is finally on an even keel. But when mail-order bride Delta Dandridge steps off the stagecoach and claims he sent for her, he scrambles to set her straight. The tempestuous woman makes him see red and also challenges all his vows to remain a bachelor. It turns out Delta Dandridge is going to set Cooper Thorne straight about a few things...

'I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through netgalley in exchange for an honest review'
Cooper is set as far as he is concerned. He and his brothers now live in Battle Creek. They each had their own bad childhoods. Which is what bonded them and made them brothers in the first place.  So imagine his surprise when one of his brothers tells him that his mail order bride is waiting for him in town. He did not send for a mail order bride. Now he needs to send this little liar on her way back home. Or so he thinks until he meets Delta. He can see that she has been duped just like he has. He still does not want a bride so she still needs to go. She decides to stay. Now every time he turns around she is there.
Delta cannot go back home. Answering the mail order bride add was her chance to get away from her past. When she finds out that she was scammed and she did not have a groom expecting her she decides to stay in Battle Creek anyways. She gets a job at the mercantile. The owner is a grouchy man that she is determined to win over. She is bound and determined to stay away from Cooper. Which is hard to do when he won't stay out of the store!
This is the first book that I have read from this author and I am hooked! I cannot wait for the next book in this series to come out. I will definitely be checking out other books from this author. It is a great Western Romance that draws you in from the start and keeps you hooked! I definitely recommend reading!

 I'm a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and make my living writing western historical romance. I am so fortunate to live in the Texas Panhandle on the Llano Estacado where the American Indian and Comancheros once roamed. I published my first book in 2002 and haven't looked back. I've won many awards, the most prestigious being The National Readers' Choice Award for THE COWBOY WHO CAME CALLING. I've always been fascinated with cowboys and the American West way of life because to me these men and women embody the spirit and strength I want in my characters. My desire to keep history alive is what drives me. Also, these pesky characters in my head! They refuse to go away. I can't imagine writing anything else. My wish is to touch a reader's heart in some way and have them coming back for more. If I can do that, I'll have succeeded.

Watch for more of my exciting Bachelors of Battle Creek series! Book Two, TWICE A TEXAS BRIDE, will be coming in May 2015 and FOREVER HIS TEXAS BRIDE in December 2015.

I'm a regular contributor to and blog there every third Tuesday of the month. I also blog at and I think it's important to promote western historical romance any way I can and that's what I strive to do.

My Best to each of you! May you always find a book that takes you on an exciting adventure.

Twitter: @lbroday 
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Friday, January 30, 2015

Hunger's Mate Parts 1-4 ( Shadow Shifters ) by AC Arthur with Reviews by Samantha

Part One in an Exclusive Four-Part Novel


Half man, half animal, a Shadow Shifter must walk the line between predator and prey. Love and lust. And pure, blind hunger…


A natural-born hunter proud of his birthright, Ezra Preston agrees to hide his true identity and pretend to be human to learn what his enemies know of his kind. But even undercover, it’s not in his nature to play games with a woman. Especially when he discovers a creature as mysterious—and utterly delectable—as Jewel Jenner. Can she be trusted? The only thing Ezra knows for sure is that she cannot be resisted…in Hunger's Mate: Part 1 by A.C. Arthur.


'I received a copy of this book from the publisher through netgalley in exchange for an honest review
There is an issue in the area that concerns the Shadow Shifters. So they send Ezra there to investigate and help out the local Shifters. Ezra normally stays away from humans but he can't seem to stay away from Jewel. One of the resort employees. It doesn't help matters that he can tell that she wants him too.
Jewel doesn't want anything to do with Ezra. But he just won't leave her alone. She just wants to be somewhere where her and her father are safe from her past.
I think that this was a great beginning to the book. I have read some of this authors work before and I really like it. The Shadow Shifters series is another take on shifters. I have enjoyed what I have read so far and I definitely recommend reading!
'Read and Reviewed by LSK Sweetheart Reviews'


From HOT romance author A.C. Arthur comes HUNGER’S MATE: Part Two, in the Shadow Shifter series, in which one man’s lust for life leads him to a dangerous place…and a forbidden passion.

Ezra can’t help but be on the prowl. Jewel is stunning. Sly. Insatiable. But she is no ordinary human—and he’s about to find out that he’s stalking but an alluring and mysterious cat thief. One who posseses dangerous secrets of her own…in Hunger's Mate: Part 2 by A.C. Arthur.

'I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review'
They know what Jewel's secret is. They know what she did. The monster that she had been running from found her. He hit the shadow shifters where it hurt. He hurt one of theirs. Now they are after him. Jewel doesn't want to want Ezra. There is no denying it now though. She is hooked. But with the monster from her past on her trail she can't truly enjoy herself.
Ezra never thought that he could share a life with someone. Not after the number a princess years ago did on him and his brother. He ended up killing her. He couldn't live with himself if he ended up killing Jewel.
The more I read the more hooked I am. It just gets better and better. Hot love scenes, intrigue and danger. This is not a stand alone. You do need to read part one first. I do recommend reading. Between parts one and two this has been a great read so far!
'Read and Reviewed by LSK Sweetheart Reviews'



The desire—and danger—heats up to a scorching degree in HUNGER’S MATE: Part Three (Shadow Shifters) from popular romance author A.C. Arthur.

In Hunger's Mate: Part 3 by A.C. Arthur, Jewel has plotted and schemed for months, hiding her knowledge of a top-secret operation—and keeping Ezra guessing...and hungry for more. Captivated by her passion, skill, and courage, Ezra wants to help Jewel on her mission. But can she be trusted? Is his desire for her worth the risk?

'I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review'
He has her father. The monster, the man that she has been hiding from for three years has her father. He is using him to get her to come to him.
Ezra found out that they need a little girl that is special to him to make artificial shadow shifters. He doesn't know how they found out about them. Whoever they are but they did. The man after Jewel is in on it.
Love it! It gets better and better! AC Arthur has such great writing style that even with the book written in parts like this you just can't get enough. She keeps you on the edge of your seat wanting more! I can't wait for the conclusion of this great story! I definitely recommend reading although you have to start with part one!
'Read and Reviewed by LSK Sweetheart Reviews'
Half man, half animal. Born to fight, alive with desire. They are the Shadow Shifters. And they will steal your heart…

Part Four—the breathtaking conclusion to A.C. Arthur’s HUNGER’S MATE (Shadow Shifters)!

In Hunger's Mate: Part 4, Jewel has always had her own agenda. But when Ezra discovers how far she’s gone—sleeping with the enemy to achieve her means—he has no choice but to ask himself: Can he trust her with his own secrets? Instinct tells him that he must be near her. She is the one who can satisfy his hunger. But will his passion for her mean the destruction of him and his kind? How far will one Shadow Shifter go as he follows his own heart?

'I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review'
Ezra finally realizes that the reason he can't stand to be apart from Jewel is because she is his  mate. Something he never thought that he would be able to have.
Jewel finally realizes that she can quit running. She has found the man that she is meant to be with. The man that will do everything in his power to keep her safe. She also realizes that she has important information for the Shadow Shifters that will help them in defeating the enemy.
Loved it! With all parts put together this was a great book! I am so glad that I was given the opportunity to read this. I am definitely going to be reading the other books in this series and I am going to be on the lookout for the next book as I can't wait to read Ezra's brothers story! I definitely recommend reading! You have to start with part one or get the whole book as these parts cannot be read as stand alones.

Artist C. Arthur was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she currently resides with her husband and three children. An active imagination and a love for reading encouraged her to begin writing in high school and she hasn’t stopped since.

Working in the legal field for almost thirteen years now she’s seen lots of horrific things and longs for the safe haven reading a romance novel brings. Her debut novel Object of His Desire was written when a picture of an Italian villa sparked the idea of an African-American/Italian hero. Determined to bring a new edge to romance, she continues to develop intriguing plots, sensual love scenes, racy characters and fresh dialogue—thus keeping the readers on their toes!

During the course of her writing career Artist has won the YOUnity Guild’s Best New Drama and Romance Author Award in 2005/06; been nominated 3 years straight for EMMA Awards, with the fourth time being a charm she took home the 2007 EMMA Award for Favorite Romantic Suspense; and has also received her first Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award Nomination for Best African American Romance. She is represented by Christine Witthohn at Book Cents Literary Agency, LLC.


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