Friday, May 9, 2008

New Reviews are Up!

Winters and Somers By Lydia Grace

Our hero, J.V. Winters is not only a delicious cop, but a best-selling romance author, how hot is that? Ciara Somers, is an investigator, and just so happens to land jobs seducing other women’s men. So what brings these two together? An emphatic fan’s husband is sure that his wife is having an affair with the luscious Winters and hires Ciara to investigate. But the tables will turn and this steamy duo will end up working together to solve a mystery all while fighting their own temptations to discover each other.
Ms. Grace does a fabulous job of building suspense, drawing you into her story, and teasing you with the intense sensual heat Winters and Somers emanate.
I give Winters and Somers 4 Delightful Divas.

Pentacles of Magick by Eliza Gayle

Wealthy Graelen Scott is a powerful witch, living with a family curse
that also affects his three brothers. Rena Gallagher is a historian
researching an ancient deck of tarot cards that has his family crest
on them. One card in particular, the Ten of Pentacles, brings her to
Graelen's door step for some answers, only to find out the tarot
cards were stolen from his safe months before.

Rena refuses to divulge her benefactor who wishes to remain
anonymous. And when someone tries to kill her she finds herself a
guest in Graelen's mansion, and in his control. Their situation is
intensified by the unexplained energy that sizzles between Graelen
and Rena every time they touch.

Why would a man wealthy enough to live in a mansion drive a mustang?
I questioned that but it in no way makes this story any less
terrific. I found Pentacles of Magick very entertaining and the
steamy sex scenes between Graelen and Rena are hot enough to leave
you breathless! If there was anything disappointing about this book
it was that it finishes too soon, and leaves you itching to get your
hands on the next installment so you can see what happens!

4 Delightful Divas

Recommended Reads-

Another Fine Mess- M/M Anthology

Reviewer: Sage Whistler

Overall rating: Recommended Read( 5 Delightful Divas)


By Lee Benoit

Dragon and dog are two words I never would have associated with each other, but the author manages to pull it off smoothly. Dragonwalker is a prime example of imagination at its best. Though brief, I enjoyed the main characters. Endi was a likeable, well rounded person, and it was joy to see the world through his eyes. The Chief’s strong/wise character was a good match to the innocents Endi harbored, which bordered on being painfully naïve. This short read is definitely a gem.

4 Delightful Divas

Blood Rubies

By Angela Sparrow and Naomi Brooks

I love to see authors spread out and integrate all manner of cultures in their writing. The main character of Blood rubies is a Moroccan, young man named Samir. I found his character to be sweet and charming, and his limited use of the English language endearing. The story was a delightful surprise, and the ending was very satisfying.

5 Delightful Divas

Hunter’s Kiss

By Margaret Leigh

Wow! This story starts off with a bang, and doesn’t let up until the end. The story was fast paced, and packed with action. You really get a sense of the emotions of the characters. It’s dark and gripping, and all I kept thinking was that the character’s motivations could have been summed up in one word, desperation.

5 Delightful Divas

Finding Trouble

By Misa Izanaki

Dante’s personality proved to be as adorable as his looks in this enjoyable, short read. Horns, cat tails, and vampires! What’s not to like? The premise is slightly recycled, but the twist in the middle was a nice touch. I think readers will appreciate this as a light read, but those as spoiled as I am by vivid description might be a tad disappointed with the love scenes featured therein. However, it did not detract from the story, and was not necessarily needed.

4.5 Delightful Divas

Magenta: The Romance of the Scarlet and the Red

By Camilla Bruce

Another Fine Mess, indeed! Ms. Bruce has a knack for words and poetry fine writing. The descriptions were stellar, the interactions between Red and Scarlet sizzling, and the plot was fun. This was definitely my favorite story, and I look forward to more works from this talented author.

5 Delightful Divas

Undercover Business: An Undercover Blues Story

By Lane Cairo

It took me a few minutes of reading Undercover Business to realize I knew the characters. I had purchased and read Undercover Blues some time ago, and I was happy to have this brief interlude into the lives of Jason and Ryan again. This installment created a somber mood, which was missing in the other stories. There was also a hard edged, gritty undertone to this story that made it seem more like nonfiction. All around it was an engrossing read.

4.5 Delightful Divas

The Alpha Bet

By Cassidy Ryan

This anthology is so diverse, and here we have the budding relationship of a Sub and Dom. Though Grey and West have been together for a few years, this is the first time they explore their true nature with each other. The story was very engaging, and although it was one of the shortest, the author did an excellent job portraying just how much the main characters care for each other. This story is just how I like my beef, well done.

4.5 Delightful Divas


By Mychael Black

Unravel was hot enough to put my monitor in meltdown. The action between Dan and Philip kick off from the first page and then snowballs from there. The title really suits the story because Dan surely knows how to unravel his Philip. Here we get to see what happens when work interferes with relationships, and the way these guys solve it…well, it works for me.

5 Delightful Divas

A Jolly Good Idea

By Syd McGinley

Here we are introduced to a baron and his submissive partner, Ryan. The story is told through Ryan’s eyes and the reader follows him and his love on their vacation to London where they meet the baron’s (Hugh) family. The writer portrays Ryan’s feelings so well that the reader shares in them: his awkwardness when meeting his lover’s family, his frustration with his limited intimacy concerning Hugh, and his dejection when he feels like an outcast in Hugh’s family. One thing I thought was missing was a spark between the two characters. Although I adored Ryan, I couldn’t help but find the baron a tad bit selfish and arrogant. In most instances the affection came off as one-sided. Nevertheless, I read the story straight through, and was probably just as relieved about how the story ended as Ryan was.

4 Delightful Divas

Bruised Knuckles and Bars

By Julia Talbot

There is something to be said for good humor. And this short read is chock full of it. This story managed to pull a left turn every time I thought we were going right. I thought at first that Eli would pick Ross and Jed up from the jail, but I was wrong. Then I thought surely the second phone call would do the trick. Wrong again. It never even entered my mind that they would get out themselves. I was right about one thing though; even cowboys getting up there in their years still know how to keep things interesting. Ms. Talbot’s knack for weaving genuine and loveable characters with vibrant personalities clearly shines through in this terrific tale.

5 Delightful Divas

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