Series: Facets of Passion

Review: Ruby by Jeffe Kennedy Series

Posted May 22, 2013 by Sherri in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review:  Ruby by Jeffe Kennedy Series
Ruby by Jeffe Kennedy
Series: Facets of Passion #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Published by Carina Press on May 13, 2013
Format: Ebook
Pages: 122
Source: Publisher

Also in this series: Platinum
Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Book Links: Goodreads
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Book Description:

Book Description:

Book three of Facets of Passion

Danielle Sosna has no problem denying herself in order to achieve her goals -- after all, that attitude landed her a dream job at Vogue Paris. But in New Orleans for one last assignment before heading overseas, she’s faced with the most decadent of temptations.  Seductive Cajun chef Bobby Prejean takes Dani’s strength of will as a challenge, and offers her a night of wild indulgence -- if she will agree to obey his every command...

Dani can’t resist Prejean’s invitation to join him in a world of carnal desire, complete with fetish costumes and masks. Determined to keep her emotional distance, she gives Prejean everything but her name. A night becomes a week, as she spends Mardi Gras suspended... in the delicious space where pleasure meets pain.

Too late, she realizes the cloak of anonymity has not protected her -- and that chasing her dream might come at the expense of her heart.

For more Facets of Passion, check out Sapphire and Platinum, available now!


Ginny’s Review:

Once again, Jeffe Kennedy is keeping it real! While it probably won’t happen that you go into a high class restaurant, order something on the menu in a way that it is not originally prepared, and have the chef come out screaming at you, and then offer you a night of wild abandonment, there are some other things that bring you back down to earth whilst reading Kennedy’s books.

In a previous review of mine, of her book Platinum, I mentioned that I loved that the main character felt slight pain when she went to pee and wipe herself after some pretty heavy and rough sex — because that actually happens in real life!

Now! Any book that has anal sex in it, or anal play (plugs, beads, whatever), will rarely touch on the fact that, well, hey, it’s kind of gross back there if you don’t prepare yourself properly. Why don’t they? Because it’s gross. Yes, I said it. However, people DO try out, and DO enjoy anal play. And there are some realistic ways to make it cleaner and awkward after the fact — such as enemas! Yep! You can buy them in the store! And that’s one thing that Danielle does in this book. Why do I love it? Because it’s real. And because Kennedy made it amusing. Danielle is shopping for an enema bag, trying to seem all nonchalant about it, (like young people buying condoms, or a guy buying tampons for his girl — always pick out a few extra things to try and mislead the checkout counter person!) She adds a few extra items to make it seem less weird, and thinks to herself “Some girls just shave their legs for dates”. I literally laughed out loud at this.

Danielle is also VERY high-strung about her job, which seems to be a mainstay for anyone who works in fashion, and Prejean offers her an out of that life, if only for the time when the sun is down. Between the really hot sex, the delicious sounding food (thanks, Kennedy, for making my mouth water for beignets again, jerk.) and the amusing bits here and there, PLUS the fact that Prejean has a hidden side to him, and the H.E.A., it makes for one hell of a book.

There’s a reason I try to review as many of Jeffe Kennedy’s books as I can, and why I went and bought her others books. This is a perfect example. Her writing is hot, fun, witty and real. I’m going with a Four pt Five out of Five for this book, just because not everyone will enjoy it. But if you like bits of pain, pleasure, good food and snarky comments mixed in, read this book!

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Promo and Review: Platinum by Jeffe Kennedy

Posted February 28, 2013 by Sherri in Book Spotlight, Reviews / 1 Comment

Promo and Review: Platinum by Jeffe Kennedy
Platinum by Jeffe Kennedy
Series: Facets of Passion #2
Genres: BDSM, Erotic Romance, Romance
Published by Carina Press on February 23, 2013
Format: Ebook
Pages: 117
Source: Author

Also in this series: Ruby
Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Book Links: Goodreads

Book Description:

Book Description:

Althea Grant’s Charleston gallery might be suffering from the bad economy, and her artistic aspirations have gone nowhere, but she’s doing just fine, thank you. When bad-boy sculptor Steel rides up on his motorcycle looking to rent studio space, his infusion of cash is more than welcome. But his art is raw, visceral, sexual -- and completely inappropriate for her pastel world of watercolor landscapes.

Steel, fascinated by Althea’s rare albino coloring, sees in her the key to his next piece: a metal satyr designed for bondage games. Moving into her gallery basement is the first step; seducing the cool Southern belle into modeling for him is the second.

 

As Steel peels away her careful manners and tasteful outfits, Althea begins to realize her life isn’t fine at all -- it’s as pale and washed out as the watercolor paintings she’s failing to sell. Can she transform her life and accept her most secret desires?


Ginny’s Review

Yet another book I loved! I’m really loving Jeffe Kennedy’s stuff.

Honestly, there’s not much I can say that the description doesn’t, other than step three of Steel’s plan isn’t only getting Althea to model for him. This is another in a series of books by Kennedy where the safe word is also the book’s title. This time, Platinum, as Althea is albino and her hair is like silver.

Althea tried to be an artist, doing those small watercolors, but was told continuously by all her teachers and even her parents that she just didn’t have what it took. So she let go of that dream and decided to sell other’s works instead. But even that is in a decline and she’s facing yet another failure.

She’s in the process of trying to figure out what the next step is when Steel comes by with a wad of cash from his last huge sale of artwork, offering to rent the space out beneath her gallery — which is also beneath her apartment (hint, hint).

Steel is fascinated by Althea and her prim and proper ways, goading her into showing the sparks of passion and fire beneath her Sunday best. And when she gives in, sparks fly — literally, as he’s a metal worker.

This book contains some pretty hot moments in all sorts of fun places and ways. It makes me want a Steel of my own — and, while I at first thought his name was semi cheesy, it makes sense when you get to his full name and backstory — and also the fact that he IS a metal worker.

Also, major props to Ms Kennedy for keeping it real. Because very rarely in a book do you have the heroine wincing while peeing and cleaning up after some rough, amazing sex because she’s tender in her nether regions. Because that TOTALLY happens. It’s awkward, yes, but it’s true. So, seriously: major props.

Five out of Five because I LOVED IT. If you want some spice in your life, it’s a fast read and a great one!

 

 

 

 

EXCERPT

 

Kirliss captured her other wrist and held them close in front of her, his warm fingers massaging her skin, while he studied her face. The boat surged over a wave, disturbing her balance. Kirliss’s unusual eyes caught the light, boring into her.

“This is silly,” she tried.

“Do you want me to make you stay?”

“What?” Taylor choked. She couldn’t let him treat her this way. “No! You’ll do no such—”

She lost her breath entirely when he pressed up against her. Thinking he was trying to embrace her, she pulled away and found herself backed against the brass railing.

By the time she gathered her flustered thoughts, her wrists were handcuffed to the rail behind her. Mortified, a bit afraid and—worse—suddenly and wildly aroused…

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

JK PictureJeffe Kennedy took the crooked road to writing, stopping off at neurobiology, religious studies and environmental consulting before her creative writing began appearing in places like Redbook, Puerto del Sol, Wyoming Wildlife, Under the Sun and Aeon. An erotic novella, Petals and Thorns, came out under her pen name of Jennifer Paris in 2010, heralding yet another branch of her path, into erotica and romantic fantasy fiction. Since then, an erotic short, Feeding the Vampire, and another erotic novella, Sapphire, have hit the shelves.

Jeffe lives in Santa Fe, with two Maine coon cats, a border collie, plentiful free-range lizards and frequently serves as a guinea pig for an acupuncturist-in-training. Find her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Author.Jeffe.Kennedyand Twitter (@jeffekennedy) or visit her at her website http://jeffekennedy.com/.