WOLF AND PREJUDICE is here!!! (Finally)

WOLF AND PREJUDICE is here!!! (Finally)

Guys, I know it’s been a long road, but we’ve finally reached the promised book, WOLF AND PREJUDICE, the official-official sequel to HER VIKING WOLF. And let me tell you, I love this book. LOVED Alisha. So much, you don’t even know. I just hope you get as much of a kick out of reading it as I did writing it. I also hope it was worth the wait. In any case, thanks so much for your patience. And, as always, thanks so much for your kind emails, comments, and reviews. Most of all, thanks so much for reading. As I’ve stated before, I started out as a fan of IR, and the amount of support so many of you have given me as a writer is a dream come true. So seriously, thank you for making my dreams come true. You’ll never truly understand how...

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 ULTIMATE MERGER by Delaney Diamond

THE ULTIMATE MERGER by Delaney Diamond

Description: When Brazilian hotelier, Renaldo, and investment banker, Sabrina meet. it’s sizzling chemistry at first sight. But he’s only in the country for a little while. Can they take their relationship from fling status to the ultimate merger? The Good: Ms. Diamond is a very dynamic, consistent, and immediately engaging writer. She keeps her part in the indie author-reader covenant better than most, and her books are always solidly-structured and cleanly-written — she’s on top of her craft. This story is short, sweet, and as of this writing, totally free. THE ULTIMATE MERGER is a great intro to her longer works. The Bad: Though I was satisfied with the A-story romance, it felt like the B story with her addict cousin was given short...

AFTER THE KISS by Violet Williams

AFTER THE KISS by Violet Williams

Description: When Ebony Rivers meets Demetrius Sorventinos, it’s chemistry at first sight. The only problems are she’s already dating the son of his Russian mob boss, Maxhew Kournikova … and “Demetrius” is really an undercover cop named Tony. Oh dear… The Good: This is a very high stakes premise with hot sex and edge-of-your-seat situations. Also, the story is told from the first person POVs of Ebony and Tony/Demetrius, and their voices are written with a strong hand. You’re never confused about who’s doing the talking. Overall, the book was a very compelling read. The Bad: Ebony is very passive and when she does take action it’s often for dubious reasons, with which the reader might not agree. We are given...

BRIAR’S CHAMPION by Mahalia Levey

BRIAR’S CHAMPION by Mahalia Levey

Description: When Briar’s famous boyfriend, not only marries someone else, but also kicks her out of the home they shared together, she thinks she’s done with love for good — that is, until Sloan Gutiérrez walks into her life. The Good: I love a concept that involves a heroine forgetting one man by getting under another. Also, it’s been a while since I’ve seen a hero who just prefers to date black women. The Bad: A great set-up is squandered by rushed and clumsy execution. The love story especially lacks craft: the initial attraction between Briar and Sloan is based purely on each thinking the other is really hot, and then they end up committing super fast for unconvincing reasons. Briar’s personality morphs from plot point to...

SLIGHTLY SINFUL by Yvette Hines

SLIGHTLY SINFUL by Yvette Hines

Description: While waiting to hear back about a lucrative contract, Delilah Reynolds, decides to accept her friend’s invitation to a risqué weekend in the Bahamas. She ends up have the mind-blowing sex experience of a lifetime with a mysterious stranger, but what will happen when they meet again in the real world? The Good: This book was scorching hot with wonderfully naughty situations and sex. Not for the faint-of-heart reader. This isn’t your walks-on-the-beach sort of book. Whoo, boy! The Bad: The resolution comes a bit too quickly, squandering much of the great conflict that’s been built up. Also, the last sex scene feels more like a one more scene, than a culmination or even a confirmation of love. The Naughty: Erotic. Multiple partners....

PLAYER’S ULTIMATUM by Koko Brown

PLAYER’S ULTIMATUM by Koko Brown

Description: Yvonne Floyd agrees to pose as her best, gay friend’s fiancee, so that he can sign another contract with the Italian soccer team he plays for, which has a conservative owner. However, she doesn’t count on falling for Robbie’s Japanese-Brazilian teammate, Paulo. The Good: This book had me at the description. I’ve never read any romance novel with a soccer player as the hero. And though I’m not a fan of the sport, Ms. Brown does a fantastic job of introducing us into the world. And unlike most romance novels involving athletes, she actually gives us a taste of the sport. It’s like an IR version of the TV show, THE GAME. I seriously could not turn the pages fast enough.  The heroine was big-boned in all the right...

THE ARRANGEMENT by Delaney Diamond

THE ARRANGEMENT by Delaney Diamond

Description: With her beloved brother’s business at stake, Alexa has no choice but to ask her estranged husband, Brazilian business tycoon, Leonardo da Silva, for a loan. He agrees, but for a price: Alexa must resume her role as his wife for two months. The Good: As glamorous as Leonardo and Alexa are, I love that their marriage is bogged down by the most common of problems: lack of communication. It made them feel like a very realistic couple. Leonardo is also very old-school alpha, so it’s great to see his emotional struggle throughout the book. This book realistically portrays the downside of marrying a driven businessman. The Bad: As much as I loved this couple, their communication issues remain a problem throughout the story and are used to...