Monday, November 26, 2012

Trip and Kindle

I had a wonderful trip with my family, but  I wasn't reading much. Yes, that's a bit weird for me, since I usually read 6 books a week.
I did read some short-stories and used the time to cleaned up my kindles some. I also went a little crazy, and bought for myself a Kindle Fire that I saw at a store in Paris. It is my third kindle (fourth really, if I want to remember my favorite first, that I broke it in July) and I have no idea if a Fire works here in Brazil. All of my other kindles I've bought online, therefore it was a very emotional moment for me to see a store full of them and somehow I ended up buying it without really knowing how it will function.
I never really wanted a Fire, I may have dreamed before of a  Paperlight, but never of a Fire.
I'm not even certain how I'm going to add it up to my other 2 kindles. You see, I've divided my 2 previous kindles by author's first name and my Kindle 1 has all authors from A-M and my kindle 2 has authors from N-Z.

So, I haven't try my new kindle, because I still haven't got a clue what exactly to do with it. :)

I really enjoyed visiting Paris this time of the year. Here, in Rio de Janeiro, it's always hot or very hot. So, I don't usually have a nice Autumn and I never, ever see these leaves.

I have a hidden place inside my closet where I keep all my winter clothes. I only wear them when we go away from home. I really love wearing wool! Before, people start asking where is this place in Paris, we took the train and visit Brussels for a day!

As much as I love a good romance and I drool and swoon for every hero, this is my true King! I thought about typing in prince, but I bet my husband would rather be a king!

Now it's time for Christmas, Paris was already "dressed up" for it!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Review: Sensual Erotica: The Erotic Love Story of Amy and Troy

Sensual Erotica: The Erotic Love Story of Amy and Troy
Sensual Erotica: The Erotic Love Story of Amy and Troy by Red Phoenix

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It was so so so good! erotica

It was fun, fast and hot!


Troy has been in love with Amy for years, but she was his best friend's girl, so he loved her from afar. Now, the idiot has cheated on her and it's his time.
Several curve balls from fate tries to keep Troy and Amy apart, only their love and their will will make it happen.
Are they fated to be apart?

Impressions and Opinion

The book shows Amy and Troy's journey through true love. In the in-between lots of fun and heat.
If you like a good romance with lots of spice and a great HEA, you should read this!

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Review: The Djinn's Dilemma

The Djinn's Dilemma
The Djinn's Dilemma by Mina Khan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It's a so so so good book! Paranormal Romance


Rukh O'Shay is an assassin, half-Djinn/half-human, that is used to his marks being really bad people. So, when he meets Sarah Jasmine White, his new mark, he is completely baffled.
Sarah White is a reporter for the Austin American-Herald that has been having nightmares lately. She always dream of being surrounded by fire and she is certain a malign force is haunting her.
Rukh and Sarah's meeting it is not by fate, but their explosive attraction is stronger than their wills.
Will love and lust be enough, or will their secrets destroy it all?

Impressions and Opinion

A fast-paced novella, the Djinn's Dilemma was a lovely surprise.
It's a PNR so differently than the usual, that it's refreshing in it's own way.
Both main characters are very well described by the author, even though this was a short-story.
The world built by Ms. Khan was interesting and new. Wonderful really!
The plot was great with a good surprise with the unexpected "evil".

I really enjoyed the book and I'm really interest in this new world, never read before. It's such a unique, refreshing idea, that I was surprised by it all.

I will be looking for more from Mina Khan and her Djinn world.

I recommend this book for all the PNR lovers!

P.S This book is hot and dangerous. Don't read it in the open, you might burst out in flames!

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Review: Cherry Stem

Cherry Stem
Cherry Stem by Sotia Lazu

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow" I want to read it again right now!
It's a fabulous vampire book!


Cherry was turned 6 years before against her will. Now she just gets through life, not really enjoying it. Of course she is a vampire and as such, she needs to feed, but she avoids any kind of relationship and lives a solitary life.
Alex is a cop and can't/won't change that. It doesn't mean that it's not lonely, since he is still trying to cope with his last break up because of his "not ideal job".
They meet in a bar, each with their own agenda. What they didn't know was, that fate would keep them together and the past could break them apart.
In this fun, fast-paced, sexy vampire book, you will find great characters, amazing plot and hot steamy sex.

Impressions and Opinion

Sotia is a superb writer. Her writing style is impeccable and her creativity flawless.
Her characters were hard to dislike. The hero was as alpha as he could get, but so beautifully kind. The heroine, witty, funny and vulnerable at the same time.

Oh my, what would I do on top of the hood of a car? Still fanning myself!

I just have want thing to say... I want more! :)

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Review: Christmas in High Heels

Christmas in High Heels
Christmas in High Heels by Gemma Halliday

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Christmas Love

It's a gift for those who loves Maddie, Ramirez and their friends and family.
Gemma Halliday brings back our favorite characters to some Christmas fun. It's a short story of love and bonding between Maddie and Ramirez. We also see all of our loving secondary characters in this short-story.
If you enjoy the holiday's spirit, you will love this one!

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Review: Generational Sins

Generational Sins
Generational Sins by Samantha Blair

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It's a 4.5 stars. So so so good! Not 5 stars because of the ending. :)

The author used a very unique way of writing. Each chapter had a different POV (the male and female leads) and it also switched between present and past. It usually ended the chapters with something major and we had to wait 2 chapters to know what would be next. I really enjoyed the back and forth.

I've never wrote a review quite like this one, but I have so many clips and notes from this book that I will write my review using my notes.

Impressions, opinion and sort of a summary

David/Dom/Domestic violence victim's POV

She was my darkest secret and my greatest light
Even though I may not agree all the time, one thing was perfect clear for me, David and Katlyn truly loved each other. Their love sometimes seemed like dependence IMO, but it was there no matter what. I could feel it the entire book from both of them.

She had been a submissive? What did that even mean? She said there was more to it then just rough sex, but I was confused and quite frankly intimidated. What did she expect of me now? What if I disappointed her?
David was lost. He grew up with domestic violence and what was normal in his world, wasn't for everyone else. Through out the book I could definitely see him maturing and learning from Katlyn. I believe that she was the stronger of the relationship and I believe that she could had a good life without him, he would not have make it without her. What it's my point here, is that she was the stronger and the sub, he was the weaker and the Dom. Being a sub, doesn't mean being weak.

I was hooked. I wanted to experience the powerful feeling that I had right now, over and over and over. I wanted to watch her do that again. I wanted to deny her orgasms and listen to her beg for them. I wanted to see how many times I could make her come in one day. There would never be enough time to experience every combination of my new fantasies. She had just opened my eyes to a world that I had no idea existed.
It was really great to read about David's emotions. Even though he was the Dom (the one in charge), he was learning from/with his sub, and she was given him a place and a sense of belonging that he had never felt before.

I just thought that my father was stronger than most, and I thought that my mother was better behaved than most. I thought we were elite, like some kind of royalty that played by a different set of rules. When I got older and knew more about abusive relationships, I simply thought that my father was strict. If my mother didn't screw up, he wouldn't hit her. I thought it was her fault. He always told me it was. When I was old enough to understand sex, I thought they were just rougher than most couples.
Wow! How could David perceived the world any different if this is how he grew up? This book really showed his journey to get out of this mold. The author smartly wrote in a way that I could feel David's struggles along the way. Really poignant!


David was a natural Dominant; I was a natural submissive. I knew that going in. What I didn't know was that David had no formal training. Apparently he had picked up his habits from his father, which was disturbing, but he'd never read a book on BDSM, never seen it practiced, never been with an experienced partner. He had no idea what it meant to be in a healthy D/s relationship. He didn't use safewords or even understand them. he would for me though; I wouldn't be with him without one.
It was very interesting to read about a Dom with no training whatsoever learning along the way from his sub. I also really liked that she was an experienced sub and knew what is safe or not, what she should or shouldn't accept on this relationship.
But I have to wonder from this passage, isn't being a Dominant a natural trait born with a person, or someone that is not Dominant can be shaped into one?

"Consent and control", she said, "I am consenting, and you will not lose control with me."
Says the sub, to her Dom. Who has all the control here? Samantha Blair showed the sub's power really well, better than I've ever read before.

I was not about to tell my Dom that he wasn't permitted to hire a plane for the night, but I probably would have argued with my husband over it.
I learned a lot about a sub from Katlyn, this passage it's just one of many. She thinks about her Dom and her husband as if they were two different people, since she only had sort of a "bedroom BDSM" relationship it made sense for me.

It wasn't always perfect, as life never is, but we took each day as it came and made the most of it.
This book was about David's journey, but Katlin really stole the show. She was one of the strongest female leads that I've ever read. Of course she had her own insecurities, but most of the time she was having to guide David into something better and she did not have time for her own problems.
She loved David too much, sometimes I wonder if she didn't love him more than herself.

I still found a bit of a contradiction the sub, that needed to let go of everything to be well and in peace with herself, leading this relationship in which she was always doing the aftercare.

A very intense book!

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