TGIF! And happy birthday to my hubby!
This morning, I received a couple of really great surprises in my email box...and it's not even my birthday :) What were these gifts? Two terrific new reviews for my Changeling Press books, Obsidian Mirror and If Looks Could Kill. A BIG thank you to both reviewers!
Review of Obsidian Mirror
Right from the beginning, _Obsidian Mirror_ drew me in. The author's
straight-up and sassy narrative brings life to her characters and the
story. Skylar is a tortured soul, wounded by a horrific childhood, but
she never lapses into self-pity. Skylar is vulnerable but not wimpy or
whinny and I love the way she embraces her need for dominance. While I
enjoyed the sexy and dominant Trace, I wanted to know more about him and
wished the author could have explored him in more depth. Still, Trace is
a strong man that any woman would want in her bed. Just like Skylar,
Trace embraces his need to dominate even though it springs from dark
place. I don't want to give anything away, but I think readers will
appreciate both characters reasons for their sexual needs. Ms. Taylor
has written an engaging short story that just grabbed me and didn't let
go until the last page. The sex scenes were hot, detailed, and
definitely arousing. The sex was so enticing that I found myself wanting
more of Skylar's need for dominance and Trace's need to provide it.
Overall, I recommend _Obsidian Mirror_ for readers who enjoy stories
that have a bit rougher sex without over-the-top brutality.
Once a year, for one magical night, they come. They take. They dominate. And then they return to their world behind the glass. Warriors from another dimension, seeking relief from their carnal hunger. But when the time is right, they must help their hostess accept her true mate, the one man who will heal her wounds and make her whole.
Skylar Morissey is perfectly content to have her once-a-year carnal visit from her dominant warriors. She can have twenty-four glorious hours of no-strings, kinky sex with not one but two gorgeous hunks. What girl wouldn't love that? Sure, there are those women who might like something more stable -- more grounded in the real world -- but not this girl, nope. She has her reasons for not getting into anything too complicated, very compelling ones. Until her very real neighbor, Trace Blackshaw, makes an unexpected appearance, and a few demands of his own.
Trace and Skylar share a dark past, one that has stained their souls and scarred their hearts. Skylar would rather forget. Trace cannot let it go. Nor will he let Skylar go, now that he’s found her.
In the end, it will be Skylar’s choice. Submission to the one man who shares a soul-deep bond with her, or hide from the pain and content herself with one night a year with two dominant lovers…from the obsidian mirror.
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Review of If Looks Could Kill
(Carpe Nocturne 3)
Tawny Taylor has written a nice finale to the love triangle of Burke, Sylvie and Miko. The shocking twist at the end, who was behind everything, including the framing of Burke, took me by surprise. I also liked the insight into Sylvie’s past and why she needs the love of these two men. The idea of two men bringing such happiness to a lonely woman’s life makes IF LOOKS COULD KILL a wonderful love story. Sylvie is a woman after my own heart.
Kate Garrabrant, RRTErotic
Blurb:One determined entrepreneur.
Two seductive vampires.
A brutal murderer...
...and a bar where every vampire knows your name.
Gives new meaning to the expression "Thrilling Nightlife"
Nightclub owner -- and mate to two dominant, powerful vampires -- Sylvie Durand is kidnapped and learns her death is the key to a killer’s bizarre and demented plan. Bound and imprisoned, she’s forced to face her darkest fears, ghosts of a past she can no longer escape.
Time is quickly running out.
Sylvie will die if her vampire mates -- former enemies Miko Dvorak and Burke Langton -- can’t put their past differences behind them and learn to trust each other. All three must not only conquer a madman who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, but also clear Burke’s name, pay back debts owed to lifelong friends, and shatter the chains that have bound them to their private demons their entire lives.
If they fail, none of them will get the happily-ever-after they deserve... or the blood-bond they desire.
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Have a great weekend and thanks for reading! And for those who live in Michigan, I'll be signing books at Paperbacks N Things Saturday Nov. 10 from 2 to 4pm. Please come by and say hello.
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