Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Review: Boots and Twisters by Myla Jackson

Posted April 5, 2014 by Ginny in Contemporary Romance, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Boots and Twisters by Myla Jackson
Boots and Twisters by Myla Jackson
Series: Ugly Stick Saloon #7
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Menage, Romance
Published by Samhain Publishing on March 25, 2014
Format: eARC
Pages: 168
Source: Author, Tour Host

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Book Description:

Book Description:
"Two ranchers are about to get Lucky in more ways than one. "

"Ugly Stick Saloon, Book 7"

Lucky Albright s unlucky streak is so long and wide that she s been run out of one town and it looks like it may happen again.

When she finds herself out of money and out of gas in Temptation, Texas, a part-time job from the kind owner of the Ugly Stick Saloon gives her a glimmer of hope that this time things will be different.

Trent Jameson and Isaac Moore have always believed you make your own luck, but a black cloud of disaster seems to hover over their new hand. Under a tumbling stack of hay, Isaac discovers what Lucky s hiding beneath baggy clothes and a tough exterior. Enough sexy curves to satisfy both men s appetites.

But it isn t long before Lucky s history starts wreaking havoc all over town. It ll take a force of nature to help the ranchers convince the law, the Garden Club even Lucky herself that now is no time to hit the road.

Warning: Hot cowboys meet hot cowgirl, and there s a whole lotta shakin goin on in Temptation. Get your twist-and-shout on at the Ugly Stick Saloon!

Ginny’s Review:
This is a short, sweet book; book #7 in the “Ugly Stick Saloon” series. Without summarizing the book (as that’s already happened above in the book description), I’ll add that Lucky is an interesting character that I would have liked to read more about. 168 pages doesn’t do her justice.

Also, this is a VERY southern book, as Lucky yelling out “Sweet tea and grits!” during intercourse doesn’t seem to throw anyone off… aside from me, apparently.  She grew up a tomboy and I can respect that.  Wanting to prove herself just as good as one of the boys, knowing how to drench a bovine, etc – all things I can relate to, so I liked her on that front.

The brothers, Isaac and Trent, are very well written as brothers. However, in the book description they have two different last names, and in the course of the book, the reader finds out that they were treated VERY differently by their father… no mention of their mother(s) were ever mentioned, and I would have liked to have had that cleared up.

A few others things didn’t quite add up, as Lucky says to one of the brothers, “I’m not that kind of girl.” as she’s getting ready to give the guy a blow job… all I thought was, “Yet here you are with two different men in less than 24 hours”. It’s a bit mixed up.  No, she’s never done this before, so I suppose she really isn’t this kind of girl, yet finding the two brothers has made her into this.

I felt that this book had more to it.  There was a lot more that could have been put into it, instead of the short, sweet story it was.  I liked the book, don’t get me wrong, I just feel that Myla Jackson had more she could have done with it.  If you’re a tomboy going for years without sex, that usually doesn’t change to two men and wild sexual adventures overnight.

The conclusion of the book is a HEA (how could it not be? So this is not a spoiler.) but I wanted more from it.

Review: Scent of Salvation by Annie Nicholas

Posted July 30, 2013 by Sherri in Reviews / 2 Comments

Review:  Scent of Salvation by Annie Nicholas
Scent of Salvation by Annie Nicholas
Series: Chronicles of Eorthe #1
Genres: Erotic Romance, Fantasy, SciFi
Published by Samhain Publishing on July 30th 2013
Format: Ebook
Pages: 391
Source: Author

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Book Description:
Love blooms across species, culture, and time.

Stranded in another dimension, on a primitive version of Earth, Dr. Susan Barlow needs to find a way to survive. There’s no electricity, no cities, and to her shock, no humans. Instead, she faces a population of werewolves, vampires and incubi. The people are vicious but she must find her place among them. And live.

An illness is killing Sorin’s pack. As alpha it’s his responsibility to save them, but it’s a battle this warrior doesn’t know how to fight. Then a blue light in the sky brings a creature he’s never seen. She calls herself human, but to him she smells like hope.

Sorin offers Susan a safe haven in return for a cure, but she’s not that kind of a doctor. She’s a doctor of physics, not a physician. Yet as they search for a cure to save a dying people, they find something special—each other.

But even with Sorin’s protection, Susan can’t help but wonder how long she can survive in a world without humans…

Warning: Feral shifters, power-hungry vampires, and a sole human female suffering culture shock


Alisha’s Review:
Susan was instantly captivating. She’s geeky, she’s resourceful, she has a heart full of gold. What’s not to love? I admit that I held my breath each time she focused on trying to leave Eorthe (I silently would yell ‘nooooo’ as she contemplated her escape). She just seemed to fit in so well that I immediately hoped she’d come to her senses and stay. Her passion for the people of the new dimension was admirable and seeing the world through her eyes was an exciting adventure. On top of trying to figure out her place on Eorthe, she finds herself falling in love with the deliciously tormented Sorin, who is desperate to save his clan from a disease that they’ve never dealt with before. The passion between Susan and Sorin is hot. H. O. T.  You hear me? Every scene between them had both of my eyebrows raised in anticipation. Goodness.

Eorthe is full of other fun characters as well: Kele, the werewolf princess who has trouble shifting, vampire Benic who has his own agenda and Peder, Sorin’s right hand wolf who seems to have something stirring underneath his quiet surface. Each character captured my attention (and more importantly, my imagination) and I loved every single one. I cannot wait until the next installment of the Chronicles of Eorthe series comes out!

I give Scent of Salvation 5 out of 5 for steamy scenes, lots of action and a great story.