Uncover Me by A. M. Hartnett

Uncover Me by A. M. Hartnett
Publisher: Mischief: An Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (176 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Anal Play, Fetish, Toys, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Thistledown

There’s a heart inside every fantasy.

The photos are becoming a compulsion for Carrie. As soon as she wakes up, she feels the need to engage with the readers of her erotic website, Dirty Pictures. No matter how hard she tries to focus on her real life the need is always there. The high is knowing that men desire her.

One day a comment on her erotic website makes Carrie go cold: one of her readers, Brendan, has recognised a landmark in the window of one of her pictures. Brendan knows where to find her and has sent a tantalising private message. His invitation to play was so tempting in no time at all, in a variety of settings, their sensual adventures become wild. Her sexual and emotional reawakening reaches peaks she never imagined possible.

But Carrie finds it difficult to treat their relationship as casual. Terrified of heartbreak, she breaks off her affair with Brendan. Her previous relationship left her in tatters and she’s too scared to take such a chance again. Brendan endured a broken marriage so she’s not alone in her confusion and reticence. But can Carrie ever hope to be more than his fantasy girl?

Carrie is a girl with a blog and a secret.

Breaking up is hard to do. Carrie is suffering from a betrayal that left her reeling. Empty and heartbroken, she finds an outlet in a new blog—one where she takes pictures of herself in sexually explicit situations. No face. She is Maggie, a woman who is fearless and sensual, her body posing in very hot and intimate settings and situations. What starts off as an experiment quickly changes into a pulse pounding obsession that can’t be quenched. Her phone is her addiction of choice and the camera speaks the words she can’t say.

Brendan is a successful businessman and sees Carrie’s blog. Known to him as Maggie, he is captivated by her sexy photos and connects with her online. After he recognizes her building in a photo, he asks to meet her and the story really takes off.

Brendan and Carrie are two firecrackers lighting up the night with their mutual needs and passions. To be seen and to watch. Toys, spanking, sweaty sex scenes that made me want ice water and a host of scenarios kept me turning the pages. Hot. Hot. Hot. The story develops quickly with some interplay between Carrie and her sister and it adds dimension to the character I found refreshing.

Carrie wanted Brendan just for fun. If she kept him at a distance, he can’t hurt her. When he steps over the line and tries to draw her into his private life, things spiral out of control quickly. What started out as a physical “relationship” just got more complicated. Is Carrie able to forget the past and learn how to love? You’ll have to read this luscious tale and find out.

I loved this book for the unique scenarios it presented. The author draws you into each scene and you can feel what it’s like to be that girl taking pictures and posting them online for the world to see. It’s sexy and hot and amazing all at once. When Brendan finds her, you feel the uncertainty and fear—will my job find out? Will he stalk me? It’s all there. So is the heat when they connect. It’s electric and I couldn’t stop reading. Kudos to A. M. Hartnett. I am now a convert awaiting your next novel.

Blogging will never be the same again. Bring on the cameras.

Anything But Vanilla by Madelynne Ellis

Anything But Vanilla by Madelynne Ellis
Publisher: Mischief
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (239 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, F/F, M/M, F/M/M, Ménage, Anal Play
Rating: 5 stars
Review by Clover

One girl, two guys, no strings.

Kara North is on the run. Fleeing from her controlling fiancé and a wedding she never wanted, she accepts the chance offer of refuge on Liddell Island, where she soon catches the eye of the island’s owner, erotic photographer Ric Liddell.

But pleasure comes in more than one flavour when Zachary Blackwater, the charming ice-cream vendor also takes an interest, and wants more than just a tumble in the surf. Zach offers her warmth that she never felt from her fiancé, and soon it’s not just the ice cream that’s melting.

When Kara learns that the two men have been unlikely lovers for years, she becomes obsessed with the idea of a threesome. Soon Kara is wondering how she ever considered committing herself to just one man.

Two’s a crowd and three is company, company of the steamy, sexy sort if you happen to be on Liddell Island.

Kara has just untangled herself from a messy, controlling relationship that was about to result in a messy, controlling marriage. Jobless and homeless she finds herself on Liddell Island ready to housesit her jet-setting brother’s new home. She soon bumps into Ric Liddell, who comes complete with fort as well as island, and she is mesmerized by his photographic skills, his sexy go-for-it demeanour and the mysteries that surround him and his ‘friend’ Zach.

I devoured Anything But Vanilla. I didn’t just like it, I LOVED it! This was my first book my Ms Ellis and it will not be my last. After the first chapter I punched the air in joy. It has been a long time since I’d read seriously good erotica, there have been more books that I can count deleted from my Kindle because every Tom, Dick and Harry is having a go at it and I can’t get past a few pages. Well let me tell you, this book is written by a talented professional.

The first chapter pulled me in, and exactly how an erotic novel should begin, it showed our heroine, Kara having a sexual encounter that is momentous for her sex life. Having just broken up from the evil Gavin, the stranger she pulls in the night club allows her to free herself and let loose the lust that’s been harnessed for so long. It’s a great beginning and the heat and twists and turns in the plot just keep coming and coming and coming.

There are two heroes, Ric and Zach, and I fell for them both. Each are different, and not just in their physical descriptions but in their personalities, their fears, their passion. Like Kara I would not have been able to choose between these two hotties.

The setting, Liddell Island, also captivated me. I could see it clearly in my mind’s eye. The fort, the cliffs, the causeway that blocked it off from the mainland when the tide came in. The author completely transported me there, and like a good book should achieve I was submerged in the landscape and the sights and smell. Oh, and the ice-cream van… I won’t spoil it, but I loved the scenes with that.

The sex is hot, yes, but it is also sensitive, wild, risky and in a couple of scenes boundary pushing. I loved being in all three characters heads as they got it together, it made me feel like I was really part of their gang. I’d love to be able to see the pictures Ric took, that would make my day!

As I said, I’ll be looking out for more by this author. Her writing is accomplished, her voice fresh and at times raw, and her characters came to life from the page into my mind in a seamless bound. Bravo.

Boys Next Door by Sommer Marsden


Boys Next Door by Sommer Marsden
Publisher: Mischief
Genre Contemporary
Length: Short Story (100 pgs)
Other: M/F, M/F/M, F/M/M, Ménage, Anal Play, Voyeurism
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Clover

Starting over at twenty eight, Farrell McGee discovers sleepy Tower Terrace teeming with handsome men. Well, maybe not teeming, but three heart-stopping men do live across the road from her.

Despite feeling she’s fallen backwards into a fairytale, complete with a big stone tower, a local legend and missing love letters, it becomes clear that all three of her neighbours have a sensual grip on her. She’s powerless to choose just one, and just as powerless to get them out of her head or her bed. Deke, the devilish good boy who’s superb at being bad. Coop, so often annoying in his gruffness, but oh so dominant where it counts. And Stephen the pretty, sweet, slightly submissive one. Her sex life has never been so good and her heart never so torn. She needs to choose one man, when she’s not ready to give up any of them. But deep down she knows who she wants.

Starting over can sometimes be scary, but not when you have three gorgeous new neighbors at your beck and call!

Farrell has moved into a small town. Across the road live the ‘three little pigs’ or rather three incredibly handsome men! Each man is keen to get to know Farrell in his own unique way, and Farrell, well who can blame her, she laps it up, and why wouldn’t she? She’s not looking for anything serious, just a bit of fun.

Boys Next Door is the first book I have read by this author and I have to say I was incredibly impressed. The writing is seamless, the plot keeps the pages turning and the characters are not only believable they are also incredibly likeable despite their flaws. There was plenty of sexy action, and I adored the way each man was different in the sack! Stephen, just heart-achingly adorable, Cooper, the rough, tough bad boy, and Deke, well what’s not to love about him?

All in all I found this a very satisfying read, a great length and with an ending that left me panting! Yes, I kid you not! If you want to treat yourself to some quality fiction of the steamy variety, I urge you to check out Boys Next Door, you won’t be disappointed.