Never Deal with Dragons by Lorenda Christensen

Rating: A     Romance: 3.5/5      Raunch: 3/5 Redonk Nutshell: Dragon speaker gets pulled into dragon politics while dealing with a former flame DRACIM agent Myrna Banks has spent the last year of her life cleaning up a cluster of a mess when her ex took off with documents relating to her work. When […]

Spinning Gold by Vivi Andrews

Rating: B       Romance: 2/5       Raunch: 3/5 Redonk Nutshell: Rumpelstiltskin gets a new spin <-see what I did there? Juliana Ravel is seeking desperate measures to save her brother from the Prince’s executioner. She seeks to make an appeal, and as a last ditch effort to woo the Prince to […]

Baby You’re a Firework

Halfway through 2013. Can I get a WHAAAAAT??!? Here are a few of the top rated books so far in 2013 that really lit our fires here at The Raunch Dilettante: New Fiction: Addicted, Charlotte Stein Erotica writer ventures outside herself in order to spice up her writing and meets a man who lights her […]

Rogue Rider by Larissa Ione

Redonk Nutshell: Horseman of the Apocalypse suffers a case of amnesia and is cared for by a lone mountain woman Ah, book four in Ms. Ione’s popular Lords of Deliverance series. I’m going to be honest – I wasn’t even sure if I was going to read this one, having been somewhat disappointed by the last […]

Sacrifice by Cayla Kluver

Redonk Nutshell: Conquered country’s queen must play a game of politics while keeping her love a secret The third book in Cluver’s fantasy series, Sacrifice, is the story of Alera, the queen, trying to find a way to rule her people while pleasing their new overlords, AND while keeping her own heart’s content with her love. […]

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Redonk Nutshell: Convicted assassin gets a second chance at life when she’s given the option to compete in a challenge to the death I want it to be known that I didn’t really know jack-squat about this book going into it. I knew it was a YA book, and I had read a few pushes […]

How to Marry a Warlock in 10 Days by Saranna DeWylde

Redonk Nutshell: Witch teams up with childhood tormenter to track down a rogue magician I thought the premise of this story sounded fun. I was new to Saranna DeWylde, so I was looking forward to reading it. Midnight Cherrywood has been crushing on her childhood tormentor, Dred Shadowins, for a good long time, but she’s […]

Raw Heat by Charlotte Stein

Redonk Nutshell: Woman bonds with forbidden werewolf This is a spicy lil’ fantasy novella from Charlotte Stein. I’m going to admit this (though I don’t think this is the 1st time I’ve mentioned here at TRD): I don’t really get into shapeshifters. Weres never really did it for me. Not sure why. I just…don’t really […]

Submissive Fairy Tales by Kitty Thomas

Redonk Nutshell: Three fantasy shorts by Kitty Thomas that push the envelope This is a collection of three of Kitty Thomas’s previously published novellas The Auction, Awakening, and The King’s Pleasure. Anything by Kitty Thomas is guaranteed to make you squirm in both the good and bad ways. The Auction: Women are put up for auction […]

This Is What I Want by Megan Hart

She hadn’t done nintey percent of what she wrote about, but that didn’t matter. That was teh point of fantasy, after all. It didn’t have to be practical. She’d grown to think of Eris as almost a different person. Someone bolder. Someone worshipped. Loved. Redonk Nutshell: Woman channels inner vixen through an erotic blog and […]

Moonglow by Kristen Callihan

Control. Keep control. Get the were. Save the women. Redonk Nutshell: Lycan shifter and elemental witch team up to track down a rogue werewolf I was excited to continue on in Ms. Callihan’s Darkest London series, having really enjoyed the first, Firelight. This story picks up with Ian Ranulf, our tortured Lycan friend we met […]

Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh

She was his and he was hers. They had under-the-skin privileges. Redonk Nutshell: Psy woman finds herself experiencing intense emotion toward a shape shifter I’m a big fan of Nalini Singh, and for awhile I had thought about trying out her other series, The Psy-Changeling series. I finally got around to it recently, and I’m glad […]