The Dark Knight by Elizabeth Elliott

‘Tis true, I am a murderer, a liar, and a thief. ‘Tis equally true that I will use whatever monstrous talents I posses to keep your daughter at my side. You can take Avalene to a convent at the ends of the earth and I will find her and steal her away again. I will […]

Delicious by Sherry Thomas

“Do you know, Madame, what happens to a man who spends decades in the dark, then steps suddenly into full sunlight?” “No, sir.” She heard him expel a breath. She smelled the smoke, a warm pungency that swirled about them both. “He is blinded by the light,” said Stuart Somerset. “And I don’t want to be blinded…” […]

A Lady’s Guide to Improper Behavior by Suzanne Enoch

“Apologies,” he said roughly. “I don’t like anyone coming up behind me.” Theresa nodded. “I can see that. Would you please release my bosom?” He stayed where he was, his hard body pressing her against the wall, close enough to kiss but not doing so. “I don’t want to,”  he murmured. “Her heart skittered. “Do […]

After Midnight by Teresa Medeiros

I’d rather spend the rest of my days living in the shadows with you than walking in the sunlight all alone. Redonk Nutshell: Eldest sister is wary of the mysterious man that is allegedly a vampire courting her sister Caroline Cabot has been looking after her two younger siblings since the death of their parents […]

Awaken Me Darkly by Gena Showalter

Redonk Nutshell: Tough as nails alien huntress meets her match when she reluctantly teams up with an alien to solve a murder Mia Snow is a badass huntress who brings down rogue aliens at any means necessary. She’d good at what she does and she knows it. When a murder spree begins in New Chicago […]

The Many Sins of Lord Cameron by Jennifer Ashley

Redonk Nutshell: Slow simmering attraction pulls an opposing man and woman in each other’s direction First some background: This is the 3rd book in a series about four Scottish brothers with serious reputations.  One thing that can be said for all of them is that they’re hardheaded.  And wear kilts. Ainsley Douglas is having deja-vu […]

Firelight by Kristen Callihan

Redonk Nutshell: A masked man & woman haunted by fiery abilities team up to track down someone committing murders to members of a mysterious club What do you get when you combine a regency Gothic romance with paranormal themes and fairy tale inspiration?  Answer: Firelight, by Kristen Callihan.  It sounds complicated, but she pulls it off […]

When Angels Fall by Meagan McKinney

Redonk Nutshell: Tortured hero returns to terrorize his flame from the past Oh man lookit this cover. Classic! I hereby deem this my first Retro Reads post featuring a romance book published in decades gone by.  Why the hell didn’t I think of doing this sooner? Why, I ask you? Ivan Tramore has a chip […]

The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark

Redonk Nutshell: PhD expert in folklore has explicitly intimate encounters with the subjects of her study upon moving to a small secluded Northeastern town to teach at a small college Though this cover is beautiful, it screams YA! to me.  Note to all: THIS IS SOOOOO NOT YA. No, no, my fellow Raunchers.  I was […]

Lord of the Abyss by Nalini Singh

Redonk Nutshell: Touching finale of The Royal House of Shadows series where the youngest descendant of murdered monarchs remembers his past through the ministrations of the daughter of his enemy The Royal House of Shadows series has been touch & go for me since the beginning.  I read & reviewed the first, Lord of the […]

Never Love a Highlander by Maya Banks

Redonk Nutshell: Hasty marriage between two stubborn hot heads turns passionate If you’re new to The McCabe series, start with book one.  Each book can be read independently of the other, but you get a more in depth idea of each McCabe brother.  Or more to the point, you’ll understand my love for Caelen and […]

Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James

Redonk Nutshell: An intense physical attraction between a shy woman and an indulgent man leads to a deep and complicated attachment I came across this book through browsing around the Kindle store.  After reading the premise and the reviews I was intrigued enough to add it to my library.  I sped through it like a […]