REVIEWS

Down Devils Road: A Dark Psychological Thriller (Devil's Angels Book 1)Down Devils Road: A Dark Psychological Thriller by Autumn Raynne
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've said it from the very beginning and I'll say it again with this prequel, Ava steals the show.

Down Devil's Road is the perfect title for this book. Autumn Raynne shows us, instead of telling us, how Ava 'becomes'. Having created such an interesting and suspenseful series, the author saved a great deal of the best for last in this installment.

But as evil and unlikeable as Ava could be, I found myself feeling sorry for her. Creating a character that is both likeable and despicable is a tough job, and the author pulled this off with no problems.

As a slow reader, it usually takes me weeks to finish a book, but I easily devoured this in only a few days.

You'll find horror aplenty. And you'll find some disturbing moments. But the unexpected mixed with the downright macabre makes for an engrossing read. If you're new to this author, I strongly suggest you check out 'Devil She Became' and 'Ava' before you read this prequel.

Oh, and be sure you read with the lights on.

Lock your doors too.

Ava could be coming for you.


View all my reviews The Art HouseThe Art House by Scarlett Knight
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The setting: A secluded mansion with no internet and cell phones. A haven where creativity thrives and a yummy, eccentric artist makes his home out of the public eye.

I loved the world the author created and I must say, after reading this title by Knight, I've decided everybody needs a weekend at The Art House.

In the beginning, we are led to believe Edgar doesn't like Janelle and vice versa. But as the story progresses, the tension between the pair builds, turning more into sexual chemistry. Personally, I'm a sucker for an older man/younger woman relationship--seeing more sex between the two would've made my day. But if you're into f/f, you'll find it here too and I think the author did a great job expressing the emotions of a bisexual female character.

There was some great imagery in this book and the descriptions were always fresh, not overused. I found the ending to be gratifying as well. So, if you haven't treated yourself to a visit at The Art House, you're missing out.

Oh my...I want my own Edgar!


View all my reviews Devil She BecameDevil She Became by Autumn Raynne
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thank you, Autumn Raynne, for writing a story that made me want to turn the pages.

Wow, this book flowed so well. It didn't have useless descriptions that made me want to just stop reading and never pick it back up again. (Yes, I've done that before). Also, I loved the twist. ;)

Ava is a great character... evil, intelligent, sneaky and gorgeous. Oh, and deadly, (maybe).

Harrison, well, I liked him, but shame, shame, shame...

Reese was a sweetie, but shame, shame, shame...

And yeah, I've got a feeling Book 2 will be another must read!

View all my reviews LustLust by Tori Dean
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this read! The characters were 'real' and for a short book, the author did a fantastic job building sexual tension. After I finished the book I wanted more and was feeling hopeful the story would continue.

Great job!

View all my reviews Saving Lady J (The Butterfly Series)Saving Lady J by Suzy Ayers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

'Lady J', Jamie knows she's not the typical girl. As she struggles to find and accept herself, she happens to run into two different men who have their own issues.

Which leads to other problems...

Filled with suspense, this book by Suzy Ayers has a little bit for everybody. Submission/domination themes, humiliation, cuck holding... the whole nine yards for dark erotica/suspense lovers. I also appreciated the tough journey of the MC as she tried to find her way. I don't know the author's plans for this storyline, but make no mistake it would be fantastic as a series.

(was provided an ARC for an honest review)

View all my reviews My Stranger (My Stalker, #1)My Stranger by Lola White
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

All I Can Say is Wow...

First, let me say this book is exceptionally well written, which is what you can always expect from Lola White.

The author did a fantastic job taking the reader through a complex mix of emotions, but what can you expect from My Stranger? Definitely suspense. I was squirming in my seat wondering what was going to happen to the main character!

The sex scenes were steamy and had me biting my nails(in a good way). I was pondering if the bad guy really was the 'bad guy.' I choose to think he's good. Lola White's superb knack for leaving just enough to the reader's imagination was well executed.

(Was given an ARC for an honest review.)



View all my reviews The Kissing Partner: A Romantic Horror Short StoryThe Kissing Partner: A Romantic Horror Short Story by Lizzy Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've always enjoyed this author's work, there was no need to read the blurb before I one-clicked. I'm so glad I didn't find out what was ahead, a twist always excites me and Lizzy Shaw gave me what I wanted.

I won't go into details about the surprise, but I can tell you that I enjoyed this tale so much that I inhaled it very quickly. Shaw's work is always well written and entertaining. If you're looking for a short escape in your day, this is definitely the way to do it.

I recommend Shaw's dark fiction to everybody, it's always full of those WTF moments and characters I relate to.

View all my reviews ResolutionsResolutions by Lola White
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Short and Sassy Sweet-Puts You in the Action

I one clicked this when I saw Lola White had released it. This is everything an erotic short story should be. Beautifully written, salaciously smutty and gives a great escape from the craziness of the day. White brought a picture perfect fantasy to life with her trademark world building talent.

View all my reviews Dark ExorcistDark Exorcist by Tim Miller
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I did enjoy this book by Tim Miller-the first one of his titles that I've read. There were some interesting twists throughout the story and I was hoping for a big twist at the end, but when I finished the book I still wasn't disappointed.

I see some reviews slapping the author for similarities to The Exorcist, but I think the book stood plenty strong all on its own. Miller's characters, their motives, scenes, setting and dialogue were completely original. I hope the author has more creepiness in store for his readers.

View all my reviews Ties of FamilyTies of Family by Lola White
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The perfect blend of action, suspense and sex.

This was my favorite story in White's Psychic Trilogy. I especially love Michael Marsden. He's arrogant, good looking and can f**ck for hours. Nina, the main character, is strong and thinks she could never be scared again, until she comes in contact with the ghosts terrorizing Michael's family.

Michael wants to disbelieve the supernatural is affecting his family, but Nina shows him the truth (whether he really wants it or not). I love the conflict between the two main characters. White did a fantastic job creating sexual tension between them, and I sincerely enjoyed reading about Doris, a crazy side character.

In the beginning I thought Doris was insane, but in the end I had to wonder if Doris really was crazy after all. That's up to each reader to decide.

View all my reviews Yoder's FarmYoder's Farm by Kim Mullican
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a very well written piece, and the first title of Kim Mulligan's I have read. The plotting was well executed and carried through and the premise of the story was creative. As far as I know, murder in an Amish community is nearly unheard of, but Mulligan was an expert at bringing it to life without having to bring the reader into the suspension of disbelief.

This sort of crime really could happen and I think that is a part of why I like this book. There was a hint of romance and a closed door love scene between the hero and heroine. With this being crime fiction, an explicit sex scene would have been out of place. The playful, yet flirtatious relationship of the main characters blended well with the action. And the ending? A nice surprise. It's rare to cheer for the bad guy.

View all my reviews Grace & BloodGrace & Blood by Eric Keys
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first title that I've read from Eric Keys. I was given a copy of Grace and Blood from the author for an honest review.

As a fan of horror, I can say this book has everything you could expect from the genre. Lots of blood, evil characters and of course, murder. Sex was very prevalent in the story, so prevalent I feel like this should be tagged as erotic horror, even though the sex wasn't entirely written to titillate and stimulate.

The author's tactics were 'fearless' in shocking the reader, including matricide, which I won't go into detail for spoiling the story. You'll have to read it for the full effect.

It is a fast paced read, and can be completed on a lunch hour or waiting to board your next flight. Just don't slip and fall in the blood.





Monster's ChainsMonster's Chains by Lola White
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Engaging Page Turner
 
Lola White delivers again in this second title of the psychic trilogy. I love this author's style. The exceptional amount of depth and emotion in the writing propelled the plot in a smooth, compelling fashion. I had no problem staying interested in the story.

When Aiden and Rebecca team up to find out what really happened to Aiden's sister, they are faced with a violent backlash of tragedies from the past, but they are rewarded with the triumph of 'discovering' each other intimately along the way. There is a lot of hot sex, suspense and action.

Did I mention the cool twist at the end?    

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