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Captive Discipline by Taryn Williams

Ruth West - Sunday, December 10, 2017

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Janys has been sent to research the archaic customs on Demeter. Slipping out after curfew, she was attempting to spy on a men's gathering when she was caught and, fearful of causing interplanetary problems, the Ambassador refuses to intervene.

Janys is charged with a serious crime, one that could lead to exile on the prison planet of Kollent. Worse, she has no defense – she is a trained sociologist, well familiar with the laws. But she does have some friends on Demeter, and one of them proposes a solution that's likely to save her life: marriage. Once married to a Demetrian man, Janys will be under his control – and correction. Seeing this as her only hope, she agrees.

But what has she agreed to? The Demetrian society believes in strict, severe corporal punishment. She quickly finds herself subject not only to her husband, but to her mother-in-law, for that is the custom of the land. Then an opportunity to escape presents itself. Dare she take it?

Publisher's Note: This full-length science-fiction romance is intended for adults only. It contains explicit themes and power exchange.

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Aberrant by Ruth Silver

Ruth West - Friday, December 08, 2017

My existence is illegal.

In a world that is barren
And children are conceived through IVF
Love is forbidden.
Marriage is determined by the government
And I discovered on my wedding day
That I was conceived naturally.
The government wants me dead.


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A Wintry Affair by Jamie Phillips

Ruth West - Thursday, December 07, 2017

The feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys has nothing on the feud between the Allesandros and the Pascoes.

Alicia Allesandro doesn't know why her father hates Ian's father. She only knows that at his age, if he learns that she is in love with his enemy's son, it would most likely kill him. Ian Pascoe has no idea what lies at the heart of this decades old feud, either. He only knows that his father blames Alicia's father for all the ills that have befallen his family.

But this will not deter these two star-crossed lovers. They are determined to be together—anywhere and anytime. However, it means sneaking around and hiding, which only serves to heighten the excitement of their secret encounters in which Alicia regularly goes over Ian's knee and receives a good, painfully delightful spanking. Fortunately, they have the cold, icy, snowy Northeastern winter weather to help shield them from small town scrutiny, but winter doesn’t last forever and their need is too strong to stop. Can they find a way to be happy together without anyone getting hurt?

Publisher's note: This book is a newly edited and revised version of a book previously published under the same title. This love story contains spanking and sexual scenes.

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Immortal Sleepers Blood Awakening by Miranda Nichols

Ruth West - Wednesday, December 06, 2017

An Interview with Miranda Nichols, author of Immortal Sleepers.


How did you find your love of writing?


Writing for me has always been my hobby. I’m one of those people who don’t really like firm endings. I like for stories to continue on forever. So I often find myself dreaming up scenarios of what happened after the credits roll or the last page is turned. Then sometimes those continuations evolve into new stories with new characters and new settings and become an entirely new world for me to immerse myself and my readers in.

Did you have any big influences from other authors or even family members?

I draw inspiration from a lot of places so it’s hard for me to give credit to any one person. I’ve garnered a lot of support over the years from my Mom and other family members. I give a lot of credit to my agent, Stephanie Hansen, for pushing me to get my work out there for people to read.

Your characters seem so lifelike, were they made from examples in your life?

My personality is the type that makes it easy for me to relate to and understand other people. This helps a lot during character development. I have a general idea of how my characters think and what their values are. The entire character gets flushed out during the writing process as they react to the situations I put them in. I never really know how things are going to go until they happen, sometimes it’s even a surprise to me. That’s what makes the writing process exciting for me!

Is there anything you want to say to your readers that you haven’t yet had a chance to say?

Please buy my book when it comes out on January 29th! I always appreciate hearing when people enjoy my writing so reviews are always appreciated! And thank you in advance for your support!

Is there anything in the works for you? More books?

Yes, Blood Awakening is the first of the Immortal Sleepers series for which I have a total of twelve books planned. I am currently working on book two in the series, Awakened in Flame. There is a preview for this story at the end of Blood Awakening so be sure to check it out!

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Her Ruined Reputation by Bridget Banks

Ruth West - Saturday, November 25, 2017

Title: Her Ruined Reputation
Author: Bridget Banks
Publisher: Blushing Books
Published: November 25, 2017
Genre: Historical Fantasy Romance, Medieval




Steamy and sizzling from the start of the story to the very last page of the book. Three stories are perfectly interwoven in this tale of political intrigue, murder, ambition, power, and sexual desire all revolving around Princess Isabella, Lady Hannah, and Madam Helene. The plot is fast-paced and hot, while leaving the reader throughly satisfied. The characters are bold and exciting, with a fairy-tale mystery that leaves you breathless for more. Princess Isabella desires to be queen and with the prince offering a proposal to wed and a chance at becoming queen soon due to his dying father, she hastily agrees and asks to bring her ladies along, including one that she is secretly intimate with. From that moment on, the story is full of murder and secrets, lies and betrayal as no one knows whom to trust. If you love historical romances or stories of kings, queens, and royalty than this book is for you. It's of course not for the faint of heart, as there are intimate scenes that don't necessarily fade to black.  
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Wilde in Love by Eloisa James

Ruth West - Friday, November 03, 2017

Lord Alaric Wilde, son of the Duke of Lindow, is the most celebrated man in England, revered for his dangerous adventures and rakish good looks. Arriving home from years abroad, he has no idea of his own celebrity until his boat is met by mobs of screaming ladies. Alaric escapes to his father’s castle, but just as he grasps that he’s not only famous but notorious, he encounters the very private, very witty, Miss Willa Ffynche.

Willa presents the façade of a serene young lady to the world. Her love of books and bawdy jokes is purely for the delight of her intimate friends. She wants nothing to do with a man whose private life is splashed over every newspaper.

Alaric has never met a woman he wanted for his own . . . until he meets Willa. He’s never lost a battle.

But a spirited woman like Willa isn’t going to make it easy. . . .

The first book in Eloisa James’s dazzling new series set in the Georgian period glows with her trademark wit and sexy charm—and introduces a large, eccentric family. Readers will love the Wildes of Lindow Castle!

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Beast by Anna Hackett

Ruth West - Thursday, November 02, 2017

Abducted by alien slavers and taken to a lawless desert world, the last thing starship pilot Mia expects is to find herself in the protective, brawny arms of a wild, blue-skinned alien.

Rescued by gladiators on the alien world of Carthago, Mia is working to find other abducted humans who are still lost. But someone else also needs her help--the untamed alien who's saved her twice. Rescued from vicious fight rings he's fought in since he was a child, Vek is prone to losing control in aggressive fits of rage...and Mia discovers that she is the only who can calm him. As she finds herself drawn to the man beneath the beast, she knows that with his enhanced senses, Vek can help her find her friends.

For years, all Vek'ker has known is death, darkness, and killing. Despite his newfound freedom, he is struggling to control his rages and withdrawal from the drugs his captors used on him. Only one scent soothes him, one voice calms him, and one woman is his light in the dark. Vek will do anything to protect Mia and make her happy...including vowing to find her friends.

With the gladiators from the House of Galen, Vek and Mia follow mysterious clues into a dangerous part of the desert on the trail of the missing humans. They are drawn closer together but as they enter the deadly Illusion Mountains, they have no idea of the dangers lying in wait for them, or how far they will both be pushed to their limits in order to survive.

Note to readers: This sci fi romance contains a lot of action (think wild gladiatorial fights and daring rescues), tough gladiators (the warriors of the House of Galen) and a steamy romance (between a a wild blue alien and a small, tough woman from Earth). So if you like it fast, and gritty, and sexy, this is for you!

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Cuffed by K. Bromberg

Ruth West - Wednesday, November 01, 2017

“I hate you. I never want to see you again.”

Grant Malone is not the reason I moved back to Sunnyville—at least that’s what I tell myself. Yet, those parting words I said to him back in third grade, ring in my ears every time a townsperson brings up one of the Malone boys. I thought time had healed my wounds. I was wrong. Nothing could have prepared me for how I felt when I finally saw him again.

Twenty years does a lot to turn a boy into a man. One who hits all my buttons—sexy, funny, attractive, and a police officer. But Grant is off limits because he knows too much about my past.

But I’m drawn to him. That damn uniform of his doesn’t hurt either. It’ll be my downfall. I know it.

What’s one night of sex going to hurt . . . right?

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I’ve always loved Emmy Reeves.

That’s why I’m shocked to see her all these years later. The shy girl I once knew is all grown up.

Adventurous and full of life, she owns my heart now, just as much as she did back then. Convincing her of that is a whole different story.

I’ll give her the one night she asks for—like that’s a hardship—but when it comes to letting her walk away after, she has another thing coming. There’s no way in hell I’m letting her go this time without a fight.

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Duets and Dominance by Anya Summers

Ruth West - Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Elizabeth “Lizzie” von Klepper has a problem of mythic proportions—she’s the oldest virgin in the world. Invited to perform on Pleasure Island with her best friend, she devises a plan to seduce Solomon, and rid herself of her infernal status. They’d shared a knock your socks into orbit kiss a year ago and that had to count for something, right?

Solomon Ventura adores his best friend, Lizzie. She’s been his best friend since their humble beginnings at Julliard, but deep down he’s yearned for her. And ever since he tasted her, a stolen kiss he’d not been able to forget, he cannot seem to stop his mind from conjuring up myriad fantasies with Lizzie in the staring role. But he’s not the man for her. She’s light where he is dark and his brand of love would shatter the only woman he’s ever cared about.

After a heated exchange, they strike a bargain, and give in to the temptation the other presents. Except as Solomon capitulates to his desire for Lizzie, he worries that now that he has sampled her seductive charms, he cannot remain unaffected. Can Solomon return to just being Lizzie’s friend at the week’s end? Or will their days filled with music and nights suffused with earth shattering seduction destroy them both?

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Taken by the Enemy by Jennifer Bene

Ruth West - Thursday, October 26, 2017

Emmie has spent her life pampered, sheltered, and mostly unaware of just how bad things are inside and outside of the city that she calls home. A place where the rich and powerful can do anything they want. But when reality comes knocking, Emmie doesn't stay and fight, she runs.

After fleeing the city in the dead of night, Emmie expected the hazards of the forest, but she never thought she would run into real danger or be brutally taken by one of the men banished outside the city walls. She never thought she would be tied up and forced to submit to the rules of their society, and she never planned to find herself kneeling before their leader - no matter how gorgeous he was.

Lucian has spent most of his adult life figuring out how to protect those banished by the corrupt men inside the city, but when he meets Emmie, he doesn't just want to keep her safe... he wants to claim her. Body and soul. But once he does, and she despises him for it, how can he possibly show her how good life can be in their world? And how can he show her that a good life might be possible with him?

'Taken by the Enemy' takes readers on a dark journey of discovery where the truths that Emmie has held close since she was a child are turned inside out. The enemy she's been raised to fear might just be her future, and Lucian's people may just be the ones who can save them all.

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