Reliable and Faithful PNR/UF

What’s PNR/UF, you ask? Is it that LSD-like drug turning people into cannibals?  No. Though in these sorts of books, you *may* find a plot along those lines.  It’s paranormal romance/urban fantasy, a genre I enjoy, but never really thought I’d get into. There are tons of series out there, many of which I think […]

About Last Night by Ruthie Knox

He didn’t have the guts to be a black sheep. She didn’t have the willpower not to.  They brought out the worst in each other. No wonder it felt so good. About Last Night by Ruthie Knox Redonk Nutshell: Man & woman find themselves an unlikely pair after a one-night stand Cath Talarico has vowed […]

Life After Fifty: Ten Erotic Novels You Need to Read

On the cusp of the “Fifty Frenzy,” I’ve pulled together a list of erotic romance stories that leave Fifty Shades of Grey in the dust.  There is some really amazing stuff out there, writing that should be in the spotlight for it’s beautifully crafted writing and imagination, writing that is original as well as gripping and poignant. […]

Dirty by Megan Hart

I knew arousal. I knew desire. Lust. This was something else, all three and something different, too. This was tumbling headfirst down the rabbit hole, this was standing on the edge of the cliff and preparing to leap, this was nothing and everything all at once. Redonk Nutshell: Woman with complicated past finds herself struggling […]

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 […]

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 […]

July 2011 Favs

July was a lovely busy month for reading.  Here were my favorites for the month:                             August looks like it’s going to be a brilliant month, and I can tell you for certainty there are also some great things coming for the […]

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 […]