An erotic book recommendation: Harlot by Victoria Dahl

A critic review (source All About Romance) can be read at: http://bit.ly/24FHQCj.
…the HEA was believable and my last thought as the story closed was to wonder what would happen to them next. If I am clamoring for more of their story, then the author has created a winner. Now I need to go back and read the first book in this erotic series.
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An erotic historical romance…HE CAME HOME TO MARRY AN ANGEL…After working in the gold fields of California for two years, Caleb Hightower has come home to marry his childhood sweetheart, Jessica Willoughby. But when he returns, Caleb learns his refined bride-to-be is now a whore. Enraged by her betrayal, he can’t reconcile this shameless woman with the sweet innocent he once deeply loved–but Caleb knows what to do with a harlot. He’s determined to get everything from her that she’s sold to other men. And he’s prepared to pay for the pleasure of his revenge.BUT ALL HE FOUND WAS SINLeft penniless after her father’s death, Jess made a deal with a devil. Now she must face her first love, whose scorn is no match for her regret. To make amends, she’ll let Caleb quench his rage with her body. Their bargain strips them down to searing passion and naked vulnerability, and Jess can still glimpse her loving Caleb buried deep inside this rough cowboy. In the end, an unbearable truth emerges that could push them toward forgiveness…or could destroy their fragile bond forever.
The book is rated 3.63/5 at goodreads.com, from 457 ratings. See 127 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/24FHwDj.
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An erotic book recommendation: A Fashionable Indulgence: A Society of Gentlemen Novel by K.J. Charles

A critic review (source All About Romance) can be read at: http://bit.ly/1La2xMs.
I’m giving A Fashionable Indulgence a wholehearted recommendation. Ms Charles has created a cast of memorable characters in her club of “Ricardians”, all of whom are three dimensional…
Book description from Google Books:
In the first novel of an explosive new series from K. J. Charles, a young gentleman and his elegant mentor fight for love in a world of wealth, power, and manipulation. When he learns that he could be the heir to an unexpected fortune, Harry Vane rejects his past as a Radical fighting for government reform and sets about wooing his lovely cousin. But his heart is captured instead by the most beautiful, chic man he’s ever met: the dandy tasked with instructing him in the manners and style of the ton. Harry’s new station demands conformity—and yet the one thing he desires is a taste of the wrong pair of lips. After witnessing firsthand the horrors of Waterloo, Julius Norreys sought refuge behind the luxurious facade of the upper crust. Now he concerns himself exclusively with the cut of his coat and the quality of his boots. And yet his protégé is so unblemished by cynicism that he inspires the first flare of genuine desire Julius has felt in years. He cannot protect Harry from the worst excesses of society. But together they can withstand the high price of passion.Praise for A Fashionable Indulgence “If one Regency rake isn’t enough for you, check out A Fashionable Indulgence, a rollicking tale from the deft pen of K. J. Charles. I’ll read anything she writes!”—New York Times bestselling author Kate Pearce“Charles has built a reputation for tight, enthralling plots.”—Publishers Weekly “I will go out on a limb and say I enjoyed this more than the Magpie story. Gasp! Yes I said it.”—Reviews by Jessie Wave “The kind of story that you want again and again.”—Love Bytes “A wonderful start to a new series. Harry and Julius are so likable and incredibly sweet together.”—Joyfully Jay “A Fashionable Indulgence has more than piqued my interest in all things A Society of Gentlemen has to offer and I am eagerly anticipating future installments. For now, allow me to give this latest 2015 favorite five-plus stars.”—Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous “Charles [gives] potential and breadth to an unusual and unconventional couple who are sure to enchant readers.”—I Am, Indeed “I never, ever wanted it to end.”—Binge on Books “An utterly fantastic read . . . It hooked me in from the first page and kept me that way until the very end; the story is well developed with plenty of historical detail, all the characters are very strongly drawn, and the two protagonists are captivating and intriguing. In short, I couldn’t put the book down.”—Caz’s Reading Room “A Fashionable Indulgence has it all: joy, laughter, excitement, suspense and hand-wringing tension. It was everything I hoped it would be and I’m eager for the next book.”—Prism Book Alliance“I’m giving A Fashionable Indulgence a wholehearted recommendation. . . . I will definitely be reading the other books in this series as soon as I can get my hands on them.”—All About Romance“Charles excels at writing m/m stories with plots that extend beyond her main characters’ arc, . . . and A Fashionable Indulgence delivers.”—The Breakfast Ocotopus “Charles’s beautiful writing, compelling characters, and expert historical knowledge will sweep you off your feet.”—Just Love Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
The book is rated 3.99/5 at goodreads.com, from 2336 ratings. See 509 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/1KvQ8bk.
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An erotic book recommendation: Transcendence by Shay Savage

A critic review (source Dear Author) can be read at: http://bit.ly/2emSH0B.
…the repetition, repetition, repetition followed by the endless “baby putting” – see more repetition, concluded by a bizarre “WTF just happened here” ending had me skimming by the half way point just to get through to the end.
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It’s said that women and men are from two different planets when it comes to communication, but how can they overcome the obstacles of prehistoric times when one of them simply doesn’t have the ability to comprehend language?Ehd’s a caveman living on his own in a harsh wilderness. He’s strong and intelligent, but completely alone. When he finds a beautiful young woman in his pit trap, it’s obvious to him that she is meant to be his mate. He doesn’t know where she came from, she’s wearing some pretty odd clothing, and she makes a lot of noises with her mouth that give him a headache. Still, he’s determined to fulfill his purpose in life – provide for her, protect her, and put a baby in her.Elizabeth doesn’t know where she is or exactly how she got there. She’s confused and distressed by her predicament, and there’s a caveman hauling her back to his cavehome. She’s not at all interested in Ehd’s primitive advances, and she just can’t seem to get him to listen. No matter what she tries, getting her point across to this primitive but beautiful man is a constant – and often hilarious – struggle. With only each other for company, they must rely on one another to fight the dangers of the wild and prepare for the winter months. As they struggle to coexist, theirs becomes a love story that transcends language and time.
The book is rated 4.12/5 at goodreads.com, from 12508 ratings. See 2230 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/1U4Wemo.
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An erotic book recommendation: Fast Connection (Cyberlove) (Volume 2) by Megan Erickson

A critic review (source Dear Author) can be read at: http://bit.ly/2dNaLDQ.
Loving parents will frequently be protective to the point of being overprotective of their kids against the world even if they do not need much protection. I am deliberately speaking in generalities because I do not want to spoil the book for you. I really enjoyed the book and have already reread it twice, which to me signifies a memorable read.
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After a decade of serving in the Army, everyone still expects me to be Dominic ‘Nicky’ Costigan–the skirt-chasing player. They don’t know I’ve been spending my days trying to figure out my post-military life. Including how to pick up guys. When I meet Luke on a hookup app, he makes it clear it’s for one-night only. That’s fine with me, because I’m down to see what this silver fox can do. But after I arrive at his doorstep, it doesn’t take long to realize we have serious chemistry, and we end up meeting again. He’s got more walls around his heart than a military base, but I think he’s as addicted to me as I am to him. He can’t resist me for long. I mean, who can? Except Luke’s rules exist for a reason, and when I test his limits, things get complicated. Maybe too complicated. *FAST CONNECTION is a standalone, full-length romance novel with no cliffhanger*
The book is rated 4.36/5 at goodreads.com, from 3337 ratings. See 722 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/2eHT8D1.
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An erotic book recommendation: Rising Frenzy (Men of Myth Book 2) by Brandon Witt

A critic review (source All About Romance) can be read at: http://bit.ly/1Mb8jim.
…Rising Frenzy feels somewhat like a very long preamble to Clashing Tempest and the two books should really be read together for continuity. It’s a big commitment…
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2nd EditionMen of Myth: Book TwoHeartbroken, angry, and hurting, warlock Finn de Morisco feels darkness growing inside, altering every aspect of his life. There are moments when the man he used to be seems to have been devoured completely. Retreating from his family and everything he once held dear, Finn attempts to escape the despair left in the wake of Brett’s rejection—only to find dangers he never knew existed. Still struggling with the decision to leave everything he knew behind, Brett Wright is swept into a maelstrom as he searches for his place within his newly discovered family. Life beneath the surface of the ocean should have been unlike anything he’s ever known, yet prejudice over his demon ancestry and homosexuality follows him. Even the existence he begins to build may not last as those he is learning to love face extinction.First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, September 2013.
The book is rated 4.05/5 at goodreads.com, from 87 ratings. See 26 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/1Mb8ham.
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An erotic book recommendation: The Natashas by Yelena Moskovich

A critic review (source Guardian) can be read at: http://bit.ly/2ohFzPa.
Once the book has sat in your mind for a while, clarity begins to emerge. This isn’t everyone’s favourite sort of reading, but Moskovich’s debut offers something different, and sometimes we all need that.
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Somewhere in Paris there is a windowless room filled with trafficked Eastern European women who are all named Natasha. They bicker and tease each other about their misfortunes, as the Head Natasha prepares them for the arrival of ‘the woolen man.’ Beatrice, a depressed young jazz singer from a genteel Parisian suburb, wakes up with an itch in her throat, and coughs up a name she’s never heard before – Polina. That day she meets a woman of the same name who buys her a long black-lace dress, visits her at night, and whispers in her ear, ‘There are people who leave their bodies and their bodies go on living without them. These people are named Natasha.’ In the same city, Cesar, a lonely Mexican actor working in a multi-lingual call-centre, receives the opportunity of a lifetime, to be on a famous French TV crime series. His role: a Latino serial killer. But nightmares from the past taunt his present, and as he prepares for the audition, he starts falling in love with the psychopath he is to play. These people share a city, but each of them is trapped in their own private world of humiliation and anxiety. And yet, as their paths overlap, the possibility that they might find some kind of freedom begins to emerge —
The book is rated 3.32/5 at goodreads.com, from 65 ratings. See 14 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/1RdNmJr.
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An erotic book recommendation: Pain Slut by J.A. Rock

A critic review (source All About Romance) can be read at: http://bit.ly/24qarOv.
Pain Slut is a highly enjoyable read with extremely likeable main characters and a reminder to us all not to judge a book by its cover (or lifestyle).
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Honestly, I’m ready to take a step back from the Subs Club. Making the kink world a safer place for subs is the sort of bandwagon I’d have boarded as an idealist in my early twenties, but now I’m a pragmatist in my late twenties. I prefer to focus on adopting and raising a child.But unexpected factors inevitably derail my plans. Like Drix Seger–attractive and the first genuine sadist I’ve encountered. If I were not in the process of renouncing my masochistic ways and becoming the normal, responsible potential father the adoption agency wants to see, Drix and I might do well together.But he has a foolish name and belongs to a cult of vampyres, and I am quitting kink. So why does Drix’s infatuation with blood and biting make me so hot I can’t think straight? And why, when he looks at me, does he seem to see something beyond a basket case with a stick up my ass?Can I start a new phase in my life without leaving part of myself behind? Please send help.–Miles
The book is rated 3.94/5 at goodreads.com, from 532 ratings. See 136 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/1LGIeaD.
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An erotic book recommendation: Craving Flight by Tamsen Parker

A critic review (source Dear Author) can be read at: http://bit.ly/1O4MDqL.
…it is a novella and, while the story felt dense and rich to me, I’m never going to know everything there is to know in so short a work.
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Tzipporah Berger is thirty-seven and single, which is practically unheard of in the Orthodox Jewish community she now calls home. Her increasing religiosity and need for kink may have broken up her first marriage, but she’s decided it’s time to try again. And the rabbi’s wife has just the man in mind.Elan Klein is the neighborhood butcher whose intimidating size and gruff manner hint at a deliciously forceful personality. But BDSM isn’t exactly something you discuss during an Orthodox courtship. Will a marriage to Elan solidify her place in the community that she loves and provide the domination and pain Tzipporah craves or will she forever have to rely on flights of fancy to satisfy her needs?**Please note, CRAVING FLIGHT is a 37,000 word novella. This ebook also contains a sample chapter from PERSONAL GEOGRAPHY**
The book is rated 3.96/5 at goodreads.com, from 334 ratings. See 104 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/1lkRNFu.
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An erotic book recommendation: Physical: Cape Poetry by Andrew McMillan

A critic review (source Guardian) can be read at: http://bit.ly/2aGfCFH.
Minutely observed, bold yet understated, moving and often profound in the same breath, Physical is a book everyone should read.
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Shortlisted for the 2015 Forward Prize for Best First Collection Longlisted for the 2015 Guardian First Book Award Raw and urgent, these poems are hymns to the male body âe” to male friendship and male love âe” muscular, sometimes shocking, but always deeply moving. We are witness here to an almost religious celebration of the flesh: a flesh vital with the vulnerability of love and loss, to desire and its departure. In an extraordinary blend of McMillanâe(tm)s own colloquial Yorkshire rhythms with a sinewy, Metaphysical music and Thom Gunnâe(tm)s torque and speed âe” âe~your kiss was deep enough to stand inâe(tm) âe” the poems in this first collection confront what it is to be a man and interrogate the very idea of masculinity. This is poetry where every instance of human connection, from the casual encounter to the intimate relationship, becomes redeemable and revelatory. Dispensing with conventional punctuation, the poet is attentive and alert to the quality of breathing, giving the work an extraordinary sense of being vividly poised and present âe” drawing lines that are deft, lyrical and perfectly pitched from a world of urban dereliction. An elegant stylist and unfashionably honest poet, McMillanâe(tm)s eye and ear are tuned, exactly, to both the mechanics of the body and the miracles of the heart.
The book is rated 4.08/5 at goodreads.com, from 200 ratings. See 40 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/2aGeXnq.
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An erotic book recommendation: The Lady’s Command (The Adventurers Quartet) by Stephanie Laurens

A critic review (source All About Romance) can be read at: http://bit.ly/1QfqR6j.
Set up over four books, we don’t have all the answers yet. And while I enjoyed Edwina and Declan, I missed the romance side of the story. I will definitely be looking for the next in the series…
Book description from Google Books:
How does marriage work? If convention is set aside and is no longer there to guide…what then?Stephanie Laurens, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the beloved Cynster novels, brings you THE ADVENTURERS QUARTET, a riveting blend of Regency-era high seas adventure, a mystery shrouded in the heat of tropical jungles, and the passionate romances of four couples and their unexpected journeys into love. The instant Captain Declan Frobisher laid eyes on Lady Edwina Delbraith, he knew she was the lady he wanted as his wife. The scion of a seafaring dynasty accustomed to success, he discovered that wooing Edwina was surprisingly straightforward—not least because she made it plain that she wanted him as much as he wanted her.Declan’s vision of marriage was of a gently-reared wife to grace his arm, to manage his household, and to bear his children. He assumed that household, children, and wife would remain safely in England while he continued his life as an explorer sailing the high seas.Declan got his wish—up to a point. He and Edwina were wed. As for the rest—his vision of marriage…Aunt of the young Duke of Ridgware and sister of the mysterious man known as Neville Roscoe, London’s gambling king, even before the knot was tied Edwina shattered the illusion that her character is as delicate, ethereal, and fragile as her appearance suggests. Far from adhering to orthodox mores, she and her ducal family are even more unconventional than the Frobishers.Beneath her fairy-princess exterior, Edwina possesses a spine of steel—one that might bend, but will never break. Born to the purple—born to rule—she’s determined to rule her life. With Declan’s ring on her finger, that means forging a marriage that meets her needs as well as his.But bare weeks into their honeymoon, Declan is required to sail to West Africa. Edwina decides she must accompany him.A secret mission with unknown villains flings unexpected dangers into their path as Declan and Edwina discover that meeting the challenge of making an unconventional marriage work requires something they both possess—bold and adventurous hearts.The first voyage is one of exploration, the second one of discovery. The third journey brings maturity, while the fourth is a voyage of second chances.Start the journey here and follow the adventure, the mystery, and the romances to the cataclysmic end.Praise for the works of Stephanie Laurens”Stephanie Laurens’ heroines are marvelous tributes to Georgette Heyer: feisty and strong.” —Cathy Kelly”Stephanie Laurens never fails to entertain and charm her readers with vibrant plots, snappy dialogue, and unforgettable characters.” —Historical Romance Reviews”Stephanie Laurens plays into readers’ fantasies like a master and claims their hearts time and again.” —Romantic Times Magazine
The book is rated 3.50/5 at goodreads.com, from 1047 ratings. See 181 reader reviews at: http://bit.ly/1LGENRe.
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