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Book Review: Rhapsodic By Laura Thalassa


Rhapsodic by Laura Thalassa 
Series: The Bargainer, #1
Genre: Fantasy
Age Range: New Adult
Format: Paperback, 326 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on November 15th 2016 by Lavabrook Publishing Group
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Synopsis:
Callypso Lillis is a siren with a very big problem, one that stretches up her arm and far into her past. For the last seven years she’s been collecting a bracelet of black beads up her wrist, magical IOUs for favors she’s received. Only death or repayment will fulfill the obligations. Only then will the beads disappear.

Everyone knows that if you need a favor, you go to the Bargainer to make it happen. He’s a man who can get you anything you want… at a price. And everyone knows that sooner or later he always collects.

But for one of his clients, he’s never asked for repayment. Not until now. When Callie finds the fae king of the night in her room, a grin on his lips and a twinkle in his eye, she knows things are about to change. At first it’s just a chaste kiss—a single bead’s worth—and a promise for more.

For the Bargainer, it’s more than just a matter of rekindling an old romance. Something is happening in the Otherworld. Fae warriors are going missing one by one. Only the women are returned, each in a glass casket, a child clutched to their breast. And then there are the whispers among the slaves, whispers of an evil that’s been awoken.

If the Bargainer has any hope to save his people, he’ll need the help of the siren he spurned long ago. Only, his foe has a taste for exotic creatures, and Callie just happens to be one.

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Book Review: Stealing Coal by Laurann Dohner


Stealing Coal by Laurann Dohner 
Series: Cyborg Seduction, #5
Genre: Science Fiction | Romance | Paranormal | Erotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback
Source: My Copy
Warnings: Mentions of abuse and rape
Published on November 21st 2016 by Laurann Dohner (first published November 26th 2010)
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Synopsis:
Jill has learned the hard way that men can’t be trusted and sex only causes pain. In the lawlessness of space, women are a sexual commodity-to be used and abused. She’s doing a man’s job, with only her father’s brutal reputation and three androids to help keep her alive when she sees a massive, handsome cyborg chained to a freight table. The abusive crew plans to sell him to fight in gruesome death matches. It’s stupid, it’s insane, but Jill can’t leave him to such a horrible fate. Coal has survived being a captive breeding slave and irreversible damage to his cyborg implants, but his honor is still intact. He’s grateful Jill saved him and he’ll repay her the only way he can. He’ll fix her-with his mouth, his hands and his body. He can teach the little human just how much pleasure she’s capable of feeling.

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Book Review: Barbarian’s Redemption by Ruby Dixon

 


Barbarian’s Redemption by Ruby Dixon 
Series: Ice Planet Barbarians, #12
Genre: Science Fiction | Romance | ParanormalErotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 236 pages.
Source: My Copy
Published on February 8th 2017 by Independently published (first published February 6th 2017)
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Synopsis:
For seasons, I have waited for her – my perfect mate.

In a tribe full of happy couples, I am alone. But I am not content to remain this way. There are no eligible unmated females left, so I will do whatever it takes to bring females back to our tribe…even if it means doing something wrong. Even if it means I must purchase my mate on the intergalactic black market. I will do anything to possess her, to claim her as my own.

But will my ruthless move turn my female against me before we ever meet? Can she ever forgive a male that bought her freedom?

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Book Review: One with You by Sylvia Day

 


One with You by Sylvia Day 
Series: Crossfire, #5
Genre: Contemporary | Romance | Erotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 464 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on April 5th 2016 by Penguin
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I read the Finnish book, “Sinun omasi”. Contains spoilers for Entwined with You.

Synopsis:
Gideon Cross. Falling in love with him was the easiest thing I’ve ever done. It happened instantly. Completely. Irrevocably.Marrying him was a dream come true. Staying married to him is the fight of my life. Love transforms. Ours is both a refuge from the storm and the most violent of tempests. Two damaged souls entwined as one.We have bared our deepest, ugliest secrets to one another. Gideon is the mirror that reflects all my flaws … and all the beauty I couldn’t see. He has given me everything. Now, I must prove I can be the rock, the shelter for him that he is for me. Together, we could stand against those who work so viciously to come between us.But our greatest battle may lie within the very vows that give us strength. Committing to love was only the beginning. Fighting for it will either set us free … or break us apart.

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Double Book Review: Entwined with You + Captivated by You by Sylvia Day

 


Entwined With You by Sylvia Day 
Series: Crossfire, #3
Genre: Contemporary | Romance | Erotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 356 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on June 6th 2013 by Penguin Books
Sylvia Day: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

I read the Finnish book, “Sinuun Kiedottu”

Synopsis:
From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn’t resist. I saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside–so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat.

No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I’d been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become.

Entwined by our secrets, we tried to defy the odds. We made our own rules and surrendered completely to the exquisite power of possession…

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Book Review: Reflected in You by Sylvia Day

 


Reflected in You by Sylvia Day 
Series: Crossfire, #2
Genre: Contemporary | Romance | Erotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 338 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on October 25th 2012 by Penguin Books Ltd
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I read the Finnish book, “Sinusta Heijastettu”

Synopsis:
Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn’t stay away. I didn’t want to. He was my addiction… my every desire… mine.

My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful… except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity.

We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession…

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Book Review: Bared To You by Sylvia Day

 


Bared To You by Sylvia Day 
Series: Crossfire, #1
Genre: Contemporary | Romance | Erotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 340 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on July 19th 2012 by Penguin UK
Sylvia Day: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

I read the Finnish book, “Sinulle Paljastettu”

Synopsis:
Our journey began in fire…

Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness – beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…

Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires.

The bonds of love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart…

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