Published by: Loveswept
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Buy here: Amazon
What to expect: Espionage, badassery, forced proximity hotness, and lots of terrible feelings!
Hello and welcome to What Erin’s Reading: Hot as Hades edition! Yep, this is the week where I hit the thesaurus to find the right words to describe how hot hot hot these erotic stories are! Inside you’ll find meaningful kinky banging, glorious bisexual threesomes, and a lot of love for the clitoris.
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What Erin is Reading
Published by: Penguin USA
Format: Paperback ARC
Genre: Urban Fantasy of the Vampire Persuasion
Reviewed by: Guest Reviewer, Ellen(!)
What to expect: Rhage and Mary, Mary and Rhage! Book…whatever of The Black Dagger Brotherhood offers a new installment of two of my most favorite characters (MARY AND RHAGE) + vampires from the Old Country who wear leather, tote guns, and speak in slang, and a look at what’s ahead for the Brotherhood…think GRAND SCOPE!
Series: In the Company of Shadows
Published by: self-published
Reviewed by: Judith
Genre: Sci-Fi, Romance, and M/M
Final score: 9/10
As you guys know, I’m kind of helpless at finding new stuff to read. Correction: seriously hopeless to the point where every few weeks I whine and beg and plead with Ellen, Onni, and anyone who will listen for recs of their favorite books. It’s annoying, I know, but a girl’s gotta read!
It was nearing that time again when a really intriguing cover caught my eye on the “best of” lists of one of my favorite blogs (namely Boys in Our Books). It was for this book called 1/27 anthology and the cover was just vague enough to make me wonder. I had never heard of it and the BIOB “best-of” list is exasperating in that you can’t click on the photos and be immediately thrust onto the buy page of the book. But after a bit of investigative work, I discovered that 1/27 anthology was actually part of this series called In the Company of Shadows. And better yet, it was a many volumed series and was free! So I downloaded the first two halves of Book 1, Evenfall and dove in. HOLY CRAP was I not expecting that ride…
Format: Kindle (August 29, 2012)
Reviewed by: Ellen
Just when I started to think “sigh, just the same as a bazillion other YA books” BOOM! The author pulled an amazing switcheroo on me in a totally awesome way. (And no, not because there are zombies…although who doesn’t love a good zombie story?)
A few days ago, after yet another Judith/Ellen books conversation, I realized something: I totally have a book “type”. Just like how I know that the tall, über-jock looking guy at the bar will be the one I go for (it’s a weakness!) there are some books that, no matter how bad they might be for me, I will buy. Doesn’t matter if they’re YA/NA/romance novels, or if the book has a zillion 1 star reviews on Amazon, I just can’t say no! So now, dear readers, Judith and I are joining forces for just the second time to discuss our book types. Do you agree? Have we missed any important ones? What are yours??? Please let us know we’re not alone! Read More
Published by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc
Guys: No secret but I’m a fan of movie stars falling in love with normal people books. Rock stars falling in love with normal people is a close second (cheating and bad writing aside, have you read Thoughtless by SC Stephens?! I mean girlfriend practically cornered the market on hotness with that one). So when Amazon decided to pull out all the stops and shove all the hot rock star studs playing in college bands books (slideshow style at that), how could I resist!? I think I bought around 5. Okay I might be exaggerating: it was closer to 13. But honestly, could you resist 1) musicians 2) in hot, tight designer clothing 3) in college and 4) dating normal girls? Didn’t think so.
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 20, 2012)
Reviewed by: Judith
I rarely tell you my rating of a book before the review but here it is: 10 stars. No, wait! It’s this new category I’ve just created called: there aren’t enough stars in the world to fully describe how much I adore this book. It is amazing, y’all! Sweet, well written, full of longing and tension, a bitter love story in the past with a sad ending that turns out beautifully in the present. God, just stop reading my review now and get it. I’ll wait. Here’s the link to help you on your way. Got it? Ready? Good, because you’re going to devour this book in hours and then swoon, and do it all over again the next day. And maybe the next too.
Publisher: Self-Published (2012)
Plot: Camie and her sister had always been home-schooled until their mother’s cancer led to a move and the girls’ first-ever enrollment in public school. On her first day Camie meets hottie hot hot Tristan and it’s a complete case of insta-love. The main problem is that Tristan – while seemingly a great, intelligent guy – is also basically the school man-ho who has never bothered with a real girlfriend. Armed with masses of information from Tristan’s friend Kate, Camie sets out to do the near-impossible and make Tristan realize that they’re meant to be together…for more than just one night.