THE MASSEUSE and THE DRAGON by Violette Dubrinsky

THE MASSEUSE and THE DRAGON by Violette Dubrinsky

There are a few authors who fellow readers often recommend I read through Goodreads and whatnot. Violette Dubrinsky’s works come up a lot. I love her paranormal work, and so when she turned her typing fingers to contemporary, I decided to have a peek. Description: THE MASSEUSE is part one of a saga that begins when an executive named Jezebel Carter gets what turns into an erotic massage by a man she thinks is just a masseuse. Spoiler-but-not-really: he’s totally not. THE DRAGON is part two of that saga. I suggest buying both from the get, because if you’re some place you can’t download the second book when you’re done reading the first, you will be frustrated and angry at both yourself and Ms. Dubrinsky. The Good: THE MASSEUSE:...

Wolf and…

Wolf and…

Guys. I mean, GUYS! I don’t even have the words to explain how insanely untidy the fall went down. The day job was pulling on me, the baby was pulling on me, the stories were pulling on me. You don’t even know.  So WOLF AND PREJUDICE coming out in September as promised–yeah, that didn’t happen. It also didn’t happen in October. Or November. And now I’m having to tell you I won’t be releasing a book in December. I’ll be releasing three. What?!?! You didn’t say three, Theodora! Yes, I said three. But how? What happened? I don’t understand… Here’s what happened, guys. Sometimes you plan to tell a story and the side characters become too big to be contained with it. So then you realize that the...

THE NAUGHTY SINS OF A SAINT by Tiana Laveen

THE NAUGHTY SINS OF A SAINT by Tiana Laveen

Description: When Saint, a dynamic, Egyptian-Asian motivational speaker meets Xenia, a popular radio show host, it’s chemistry at first sight. But can this couple clear a whole bunch of hurdles, including their often clashing strong wills, Saint’s mystical roots, Xenia’s disapproving family, and Saint’s many enemies? The Dilemma: I’m at a lost as to how to give this novel a proper review, and I don’t even know how I’d figure out how to give it any kind of letter grade. It’s an epic, polarizing book, and it has many qualities that people will either love or hate. For example… Saint: Saint is a fascinating hero, an engaging speaker who keeps it real and speaks his mind. Even if you don’t agree with what he...

A HARD MAN TO LOVE by Delaney Diamond

A HARD MAN TO LOVE by Delaney Diamond

Description: When cigar-smoking multi-millionaire Derrick Hoffman finds out that his ex-girlfriend Eva Jacobs is pregnant with his child, he does whatever it takes to ensure that the baby remain in his custody, including blackmailing Eva into a marriage of convenience. But, as it turns out, it’s a thin line between convenience and passion… The Good: First off, that cover is the business, a perfect representation of the hero. I actually picked it up, thinking I wouldn’t be able to review it, but wanting to read it because of its Harlequinesque situation and fantastic cover. Lucky for me, the hero was biracial, so it ended up falling within the IR category. What a page turner! I love a hero with issues, and Derrick had plenty.  I also appreciated...