LUCY FELTHOUSE (ED.)
LUCY FELTHOUSE (ED.)
I adored the last Keira Andrews book I read (A Forbidden Rumspringa), so when I was offered the chance to read this one, I jumped at it. Gay, military and historical – what’s not to like?
This book, set during WWII, tells the story of Cal and Jim, two men who meet in the Marines, go through boot camp together, and also to war together. Their friendship has gone from strength to strength, and they very much rely on each other to get them through the tough times they’re experiencing. Cal knows he’s gay, but isn’t “out” – homosexuality was illegal back then, and absolutely not tolerated in society. He’s got incredibly strong feelings for Jim, but has no intention of acting on them – besides, Jim has a wife and child back home, and just isn’t that way inclined. Or is he?
Years later, Cal’s done his best to move on – he’s gone to work for his father and is earning very good money in a job he despises. But it keeps him busy, and his mind off his feelings for Jim, which haven’t diminished despite the time and distance between the two of them.
When Jim’s wife dies unexpectedly, Cal can’t stay away any longer. He can’t leave Jim to cope alone – not with two children and an apple farm to manage, mouths to feed. He goes to Jim’s farm, locking his feelings up tightly, determined to be a good friend to Jim, and nothing more.
Jim is struggling, and is therefore happy that Cal has turned up to help. They fall back into their easy friendship, but before long, it deepens, much to the surprise of both of them. They’ve both survived a hellish war, but can they overcome more adversities in order to find happiness together?
This was one intriguing read. Touching, romantic, sensual, realistic, heart-rending… I couldn’t put it down and found myself diving back into my Kindle at every opportunity. This is another imaginative, beautiful and unique book from Ms Andrews, and I look forward to the next. I’d definitely recommend this to gay romance fans, especially if they like historical fiction, too.
Mind traveler Chandra Lamar is on the run, not only from her post-catastrophic dystopian government but from a past she can’t remember. A psychic vision pushes her to recall her purpose for being, but it’s a ghost that awakens her desires for a life she fears she’ll never have. Both push her to remember the past because it threatens what she wants in the now; the Nodin men.
Andonis Nodin battles to accept his failures. The heavy burden nearly breaks him when he can’t save a loved one from the grim reaper’s grip and questions his desire for Chandra, the woman he blames for the death around him.
Nikias finds true love with Chandra in his arms, but is desperate to stop her from seeking revenge on a mission he knows is a one way trip.
Ortello knows for them to recapture the love they once felt for each other, he must be willing to let her go. But overcoming his obsession to make Chandra his and his alone isn’t easy.
Will Chandra go through with the vengeance in her heart or give it up for love? Who is the powerful woman in her haunting visions and will those revealing apparitions crumble her world with the Nodin clan? Does Chandra find true love in the arms of the Nodin men or does her Phantom Desire forever own her heart?
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She pulled his bearded face up to look at him. The core of her froze the second she realized his eyes weren’t the eyes she remembered. “What has happened?”
“You’re not supposed to be here. They’re trying to keep you from seeing—remembering too much of this place.” He dropped his starry gaze to her mouth and sealed his lips to hers in the same raw fervent desire they’d always shared. Their tongues dueled in desperate passion. Her needs sparked into a blaze. Strike after lover’s strike her desire soared higher, filling every thought, every emotion in her. His passionate kisses consumed her. Heaven was the closest comparison she had to what she was feeling—total love.
He murmured something about their need to say goodbye, but the heat of his caressing mouth only stirred her ecstasy. It’s been so long since he kissed her like this. An odd pain shot through her body as she tried to recall why their love had changed. The answer was at the tip of her tongue, and she was about to remember when a dark, dense sensation crept into her mind. Before she could obsess over it, Ortello’s wonderful, roaming hands made her respond to him, instead of thinking. Whatever she had forgotten couldn’t be important or she’d have remembered it. Her body prickled; hadn’t she thought that before about something important? She let go, moaning as she laced her fingers into his silky hair.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Houston Havens retired from a successful modeling career and an adventurous jet-set lifestyle to set the world on fire with her erotic romance books. A tenacious Irish lass, she strives to entertain with seductive stories created from her decadent imagination and traces of a provocative lifestyle she may or may not admit to.
Her interest in the paranormal, fascination with quantum science, passion with myths, and the lure of her mysterious Celtic Irish-Druid bloodlines are combined with generally unknown truths, strange facts, and questionable fiction. Her novels reflect a mix of the past, present, and future, with sexy blends of futuristic science fiction, paranormal fantasy, western romance, and always love everlasting. An author of six romances, a seven book erotic romance series and numerous articles in literary magazines.
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There’s an axiom accepted among erotica writers that says that if you want to have great, exciting sex, you must be a virgin, or at least, have very little experience. What these books are telling us, is that if you want to be excited about men, about sex, then you have to be clueless. And you’re only clueless when you’re in your early twenties. Early twenties. After that, that’s what we’re told, it’s all gone. The excitement, the thrill, the OH-MY-GOSH sex.
Well, I hate that axiom. And resent it. And most of all, I think it’s bullshit.
MULTI-ORGASMIC: A COLLECTION OF EROTIC SHORT STORIES
I very much enjoyed the previous books in this series, so looked forward to reading this one on its release. Reaper’s Stand is the story of Reese ‘Picnic’ Hayes – he’s the president of the Reapers Motorcycle Club, so we’ve met him in the previous books, and he is, of course, a very pivotal character. He’s had a tough time of it – losing his wife and having to bring up two girls by himself, but things finally seem to be looking up for him. He enjoys nothing more than flirtations and the occasional nights with women – certainly nothing approaching relationship status.
That is, until he gets to know London Armstrong. She runs her own cleaning company and has contracts with the Reapers MC, which puts her directly in Picnic’s eyeline. And it seems he likes what he sees…
Despite both their best efforts, the attraction between them grows, and is given a massive boost when something happens to throw them together. From then on, it’s one drama after another – but how will things turn out? And will everyone make it through?
This book is one hell of a ride, if you’ll pardon the pun. It’s got tension, thrills, drama, sex, sensuality and romance. It’s a very gritty series, and this book was a great addition. I look forward to seeing what Ms Wylde comes up with next.
The year is 2112, and the world has changed…
Jake Landry is interested in having some fun. He’s in Las Vegas, newly single and just off his most recent tour of duty. In Vegas he has met up with his old friend Nicola Goodheart, a scientist and inventor who studies portals, other worlds, and strange beings. Jake has also met and become enamored with Alexander, a gorgeous man with violet eyes. Jake goes with Nic on a portal finding mission, and they all end up in Alexander’s alien world.
Recruiter Alexander Bloodworth is interested in Jake for himself and in Nicola for placement in a pleasure house on his home planet of Aurath. When he hears word one of his people’s enemies are after Nicola and Jake, he goes to save them both, even at the peril of losing his job.
Will they risk their hopes and dreams—Alexander and Jake for a chance at love and Nicola for her career—or will they falter and lose everything anyway?
Be Warned: m/m sex
Olivia Walker has just hit rock bottom. About to lose her job and become homeless, she can’t see a way out of the mess her life has become until Alex Davenport enters her life with a proposal she is in no position to refuse.
Wealthy and arrogant, Alex is used to getting whatever he wants and he has set his eyes on Olivia. For months he has watched her, waiting for the perfect opportunity to present itself to make her his, and finally it has appeared. But Alex is hiding a secret, one that he is determined to protect until, one day, Olivia makes a discovery that sets her on a course of self-discovery. Together they explore Olivia’s submissive side, pushing boundaries and taking her on the wildest ride of her life.
Bradley Zelder can’t find his way in life. After struggling for nearly a decade, he has yet to complete his college degree. Working as a school custodian, living in blue-collar Landsbury, MA, his love life is as empty as the rest of his existence. But on his way home after another disastrous date, his truck breaks down in upscale Oceanside. When he thinks life can’t get any worse, a man who is the epitome of Boston elite and everything Bradley finds attractive and intimidating helps him move his truck to the side of the road. Ashamed of his lot in life, Bradley almost lets the opportunity slip away, but he comes to his senses in time and tracks Caleb down.
Thank you so much for having me for a visit. I think I have fallen in love with the girl on the cover of my latest book Memories & Kisses. She is beautiful, of course, but what really attracts me is her mystery. I’m sure it is no accident that she uses bright red lipstick. Take a casual glance at her picture, and you are caught by that luscious, loveable mouth. Who does she kiss? Just one lover? Or several? Does she kiss men or perhaps women? Would she kiss me on the right evening?
I’m gaining a deep appreciation for shorter works of erotic romances, those little gems of lust, love and life. Never thought I’d admit this, but when I look for a read, I’m more apt to pick up “shorter,” something I can finish in one or two sittings.
Time is a big factor…the older I get, the less time there seems for relaxing with a good book. I know…freaky, right? *shakes head*
Well, after coming to this realization about myself – I clarified the “perfect” erotic romance short story…what I’m looking for in enjoyment, entertainment, and satisfaction.