Hybrid by Shaun Hutson
Date: 2003-04-03 Format: pdf,epub,mobi,lit,rtf,lrf,html,txt Language: English ISBN10: 0751533084
Christopher Ward signed up with a literary agency on 12th December 1984 wanting to be SO rich it would be obscene. And he IS a success - but there is a price to pay. Nothing lasts forever...As his writing ability begins to decline and publishers reject his books, he starts to drink. Sleeping badly, pacing around day and night, he gets a breakthrough. But is it? Pages of a novel pour out every night from the computer he's sure he's turned off and he doesn't remember doing the writing. He sets up a video to see what is going on - and sees ape-like shapes shuffling around. And the video shows HIM murdering a prostitute. What IS going on? Then his literary agent comes round and shows that his life is the price he pays for previous success...
Too Tempting to Resist by Cara Elliott
Author(s): Cara Elliott
Date: 2012-05-01 Format: pdf,rtf,epub,lit,lrf,mobi,fb2,pdb,txt,htmlz Language: English ISBN10: 0446584568
Eliza has suffered through one bad marriage and is trying desperately to manage her brother from running them straight to the poor house with the money she has left. Eliza like every woman has a plan to use her gift of painting and illustration to make her own money making it possible for her to support herself free from anymore dimwitted men. Eliza keeps a private profile to make sure no one knows her secret. She would never guess the latest book she is illustrating is for Gryff whom she just met and is as spellbound by him as she mistrustful.
These two take an immediate attraction to one another to the next level of secret rendezvous where clothing is optional. The more they dance around the relationship the more entranced they both become. Warning flags are flying high and flapping in the wind but neither of them will listen, they just want to know if the secret each of them is hiding will help the relationship or ruin it.
The Principal's Office by Jasmine Haynes
Author(s): Jasmine Haynes
Date: 2012-02-07 Format: pdf,rtf,epub,lit,lrf,mobi,fb2,pdb,txt,htmlz Language: English ISBN10: 0425247163
There's more story going on here, with Rachel's troubled son, Nathan. Also, there is Rachel's fear of completely opening up to Rand, to that real possibility of having it all with him, a man who was only supposed to be for the here-and-now and not for the long-term. This is what they had both agreed on, but you know it's more than that. The sheer sexual chemistry and tension is almost touchable, and all this leads to those very moments when true intimacy and love and trust are created.
So, a great love story develops, but back to the sex. Yes, I'm going back to that terrific sex, that sex with feeling and emotion to it. Some light bondage, some light spanking, some sex on and in a car, but most of all, that one scene where he chases her, grabs her and 'coerces' her (her fantasy)- that totally got me personally. But there's probably one other scene even hotter. This story is incredibly erotic, unbelievably hot and so very bad that it's so good. I loved every sweet, sexy minute of it.
She's Got It Bad by Sarah Mayberry
Author(s): Sarah Mayberry
Date: 2009-04-01 Format: pdf,rtf,epub,lit,lrf,mobi,fb2,pdb Language: English ISBN10: 0373794681
Zoe and Liam are both damaged, and although sometimes you might want to shake some sense into them (Liam especially), their growth takes time and makes sense when it happens. It was a nice twist that in the beginning, it's the heroine that's messed up, although as the book progresses we see that Liam has issues, too. The characters struggle believably to deal with their feelings, intense attraction, and fears, and you can't help but root for them. I also enjoyed the supporting characters and the realistic look at both a tatoo parlor and a bike shop.
My one complaint is that the ending felt rushed this book could easily have been 50 pages longer, although I imagine Harlequin has strict page limits.
Nevertheless, this one is worth seeking out if you love contemporary romance.
Petals and Thorns by Jennifer Paris
Author(s): Jennifer Paris
Date: 2010-07-13 Format: pdf,rtf,epub,lit,lrf,mobi,fb2,pdb,txt,htmlz Language: English ISBN10: 0000000000
The original writings of the Brothers Grimm were no lightweight Disney cartoons, and this story would fit right in. The mood is erotic and dark, the characters are fully developed even in this short read. A reader isn't distracted by the info dumps seen from a less talented author. I'm not a BDSM person myself but I like a well written story in any genre. This one definitely qualifies. Love does win out in the end, when Beauty grows enough to realize what other people think is irrelevant, she needs to be true to herself and the one she loves.
A Kept Woman (bdsm / spanking) by Daryl Devore
Author(s): Daryl Devore
Publisher: New Dawning Bookfair
Date: 2011-02-24 Format: pdf,epub,mobi,lit,rtf,lrf,html,txt Language: English ISBN10: 0000000000
Desperately unemployed, Arianne, answers an ad that reads 'Woman Wanted'. With miniscule hours and excellent pay, she accepts the position of courtesan to Derek, a handsomely dashing man, whom she finds out is a billionaire. Engaging in a game of cat and mouse, will they drive each other crazy…or will they fall in love first.
Picking up the remote with one hand and the coffee mug with the other, she alternated between surfing channels and sipping wine. She stopped at two naked females passionately exploring each other’s body. Blankly staring at the screen she finished the bottle of red wine, consumed her precooked, fast-frozen meal in a container and had changed to white wine, without noticing the difference. Tossing the empty dish onto the coffee table, the fork bounced off and landed on the newspaper. She bent down to pick it up. The ad she had read to Taylor caught her eye. “What the hell.” She picked her laptop up off the coffee table, typed in the website then clicked on e-box twenty four.
Hi. I’m Derek. I’m looking for a woman. I don’t want a girlfriend or a lover. Just a mutually sexually satisfying companion. The work will be minimal and the pay will be excellent. If interested email me your name, an introduction - 100 words or less - and a photo to entice me to hire you.
Arianne drank her wine and stared at the laptop screen for fifteen minutes while she had a mental debate. The “yes” voice in her head won out. The wine may have helped. She linked the digital camera to the computer then walked to her room and stripped. She stood in front of the small mirror and tried to choose her sexiest pose. Having chosen the conservative one of standing with her hands at her sides, legs spread apart Arianne positioned herself in front of the camera and clicked the trigger. In a moment the picture appeared on the screen.
Appraising her body, Arianne smiled - soft curves, ample breasts and a neatly trimmed puff of hair below her belly button. It was a sexy body, not ravishing like a movie star’s, but it had enticed a few of the male gender. With some careful editing she deleted the background of the picture until all she had was a naked, headless picture of herself. She attached the photo to an email and began to type her message.
My name is Arianne. I’m 25 and recently unemployed so I’m ready to explore any job opportunity. Especially one that will pay an excellent salary. I keep in shape. I like to party but I don’t do drugs. I’m not a virgin, but I am clean—no STD’s. I’ve never done anything like this before. I don’t jump into bed with every guy I meet. I’m just a regular girl pushed into a corner and is desperately looking for a way out.
How much is “excellent pay”?
She hit the send button. No turning back now. While online she did a daily depressing search of the job listings. As she was about to click off, she noticed her email icon was flashing.
Hello Arianne. This is Derek. I am 28 and employed. I also like to keep in shape, but I enjoy a lazy day doing nothing but watching TV. There will be no drugs involved—only sex. I don’t have the time or the patience for a relationship.
Job description - service me at least once a week - say every Tuesday. I will supply an apartment for our meetings. I don’t want to wine and dine you. There is no emotional involvement. I want to walk in, fuck and leave.
Pay - how does $8,000 a month - to start - sound? Reply.
“Sounds pretty damn good!”
An Assassin's Touch by Stephani Hecht
Author(s): Stephani Hecht
Date: 2011-02-15 Format: pdf,rtf,epub,lit,lrf,mobi,fb2,pdb Language: English
This book, while not short, is by no means a long read with a Kindle count of just over 1800. For a complete story, I won't complain about paying $4.99. But to realize that I need to drop another $5 to get the rest of the story is just plain aggravating. I rarely think an e-book is worth $10. I went to the publishers site and purchased the continuation of the story "Shane's Fury" and was able to get the whole story but crimeny, while I enjoyed the story, I'm just plain mad at being hogtied into paying for the second book. Which I might add was about half the size of the first one. So yeah, author and publisher accomplished what they set out to do with my purchases - increasing their sales. Unfortunately, I will definitely be wary of future offerings by either the author or publisher.
So before you buy, think to yourself, do you want to pay $10 for this story? Cause you're going to have to if you want to read the entire thing.
As for the story ... yes, it was enjoyable. Yes, it was a nice addition to the Lost Shifter series. Yes, I'm glad I was able to read it in its entirety. But had I knew beforehand that I was going to be dropping $10 for the thing, I seriously think I might have thought about skipping it completely.
Lord Devere's Ward by Sue Swift
Author(s): Sue Swift
Date: 2012-02-01 Format: pdf,rtf,epub,lit,lrf,mobi,fb2,pdb,txt,htmlz Language: English ISBN10: 0000000000
Lord Devere's Ward was a lively and emotional regency novel. The characters were memorable, the plot was engaging, and the historical details were amazing. The heroine, Kate, is a strong and resourceful young woman whose future is threatened by a scheming uncle who desires her family fortune. She seeks protection from her new guardian, Quinn, and is immediately conflicted by the attraction between them. Quinn tries to think of her as a child, as his child, but it's hard when all he can think about is kissing her. I was on the edge of my seat waiting for their next encounter. When the danger threatening Kate escalates and the tension between her and Quinn becomes unbearable, the book became so intense I couldn't put it down!
Darkness Before Dawn by J. A. London
Written By :
London, J. A.
Book 1 of "Darkness Before Dawn"
Only sunlight can save us. We built the wall to keep them out, to keep us safe. But it also makes us prisoners, trapped in what's left of our ravaged city, fearing nightfall. After the death of my parents, it's up to me--as the newest delegate for humanity--to bargain with our vampire overlord. I thought I was ready. I thought I knew everything there was to know about the monsters. Then again, nothing could have prepared me for Lord Valentine . . . or his son. Maybe not all vampires are killers. Maybe it's safe to let one in. Only one thing is certain: Even the wall is not enough. A war is coming and we cannot hide forever
The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler
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Book 1 of "Joona Linna"
Prepare for The Hypnotist to cast its spell In the frigid clime of Tumba, Sweden, a gruesome triple homicide attracts the interest of Detective Inspector Joona Linna, who demands to investigate the murders. The killer is still at large, and there’s only one surviving witness—the boy whose family was killed before his eyes. Whoever committed the crimes wanted this boy to die: he’s suffered more than one hundred knife wounds and lapsed into a state of shock. Desperate for information, Linna sees only one option: hypnotism. He enlists Dr. Erik Maria Bark to mesmerize the boy, hoping to discover the killer through his eyes. It’s the sort of work that Bark has sworn he would never do again—ethically dubious and psychically scarring. When he breaks his promise and hypnotizes the victim, a long and terrifying chain of events begins to unfurl. An international sensation, The Hypnotist is set to appear in thirty-seven countries, and it has landed at the top of bestseller lists wherever it’s been published—in France, Holland, Germany, Spain, Italy, Denmark. Now it’s America’s turn. Combining the addictive power of the Stieg Larsson trilogy with the storytelling drive of The Silence of the Lambs, this adrenaline-drenched thriller is spellbinding from its very first page.
Clockwiser by Elle Strauss
Written By :
Book 2 of "Clockwise"
The last year has been smooth sailing for Casey Donovan. She and her boyfriend Nate are doing better than ever, and things at home are good, too. Everything’s been so calm, she hasn’t even “tripped” back to the nineteenth century. Then the unthinkable happens and she accidentally takes her rebellious brother Tim back in time. It’s 1862 with the Civil War brewing, and for Tim this spells adventure and excitement. Finding himself stuck in the past, he enlists in the Union army, but it doesn’t take long before he discovers real life war is no fun and games. Casey and Nate race against the clock to find Tim, but the strain wears on their relationship. It doesn’t help that the intriguing new boy next door has his sights on Casey, and isn’t shy to let her know it. Can Nate and Casey find Tim in time to save him? And is it too late to save their love?