Unraveled by Courtney Milan

The truth is simply this: you can find a better man than I. God knows you wouldn’t have to look very hard. But I don’t believe you can find one who loves you more. Redonk Nutshell: Black and white hero has his world turned technicolor by a vibrant heroine By all that’s holy…Courtney Milan is […]

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Redonk Nutshell: Damaged woman assumes role as food tester and begins to learn the secrets of her captors and herself The Study series by Maria V. Snyder is a personal favorite of mine, and Poison Study holds a special place in my heart. Yelena Zaltana is in prison and awaiting death after murdering the son of the leader […]

Unclaimed, by Courtney Milan

“You’ve always been your own knight,” he said, “riding to your rescue.  I’m just the man who came along and saw how brightly your armor shone.” Redonk Nutshell: A courtesan at the end of her rope accepts a deal to seduce a renowned male virgin Jessica Farleigh has been through hell and back and is […]

Victorious Star by Morgan Hawke

Redonk Nutshell: Nav pilot is abducted onto a mercenary ship and put to the test between two dominant men I have a special place in my heart for this book, mostly because it was the first straight up sci-fi BDSM menage erotica I ever read. Why is it that, though these things aren’t necessarily things […]

A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare

There was passion, stockpiled inside her. He’d called her a powder keg, but that would be understating. She saw it all now, stretching in her mind’s eye. Vast storehouses, whole magazines.  Here were crates of kisses, never shared. Casks of sweet caresses kept sealed from the rain. Row upon row of breathy moans and sighs, all carefully […]

Once an Angel by Teresa Medeiros

Redonk Nutshell: Orphaned hellion haunts her reluctant benefactor, their relationship soon blossoming into dangerous territory Emily’s fingers were poised lightly on the banister.  Her lips curved in a smile so sweet it made him feel he was the only man in the room – or the universe. Her smile never wavered as she hooked one […]

Enchantment by Orson Scott Card

“The old tale of Sleeping Beauty might end happily in French or English, but he was in Russia, and only a fool would want to live through the Russian version of any fairy tale.” Redonk  Nutshell: Twenty-something student travels back to his Russian homeland and encounters a sleeping princess deep in the woods Once upon […]

The Smoke Thief by Shana Abe

“I’ve wanted you from the moment I first saw you in the museum. Before that. I wanted every part of you from the first time I felt you, your presence. I want you in the sky, and against the earth. I want to kiss you again, I want to touch you, I want to feel […]

The Fire Lord’s Lover by Kathryne Kennedy

“Almighty God, please let my new husband be happy with me tomorrow so I can murder his father.” Redonk Nutshell: An arranged marriage between a half-eleven Lord and a human Lady results in an unlikely alliance against the corrupt King The Fire Lord’s Lover by Kathryne Kennedy is a favorite of mine.  It’s a finely […]

Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness

Every now and then a book comes along that is so amazing we just have to push it on other people to read.  This is what happened to me a few years ago when my Book Pimp handed me The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. “It’s sooo good,” she says, “I was […]

Proof by Seduction by Courtney Milan

Redonk Nutshell: Fortune teller and man of science go toe-to-toe and end up entangling with one another in a complex web of self reflection and passion I’ve gone about Courtney Milan’s books all backwards and out of order.  And I’m kind of glad for it. Proof by Seduction is Milan’s debut book. Her sophomore release, […]

The Last Hellion by Loretta Chase

She was not unaffected.  The devil in her, one she normally kept well concealed, was bound to be drawn to its counterpart in him.  But she was not a fool either.  She knew well enough that this was a rogue’s own countenance, and she could sum it up in one word: trouble. Title: The Last […]