Friday, January 29, 2016

New Release: Destroyed by the Bad Boy by Madison Collins


Destroyed by the Bad Boy
By: Madison Collins
Releasing January 29, 2016

Buy Links:  Amazon 


This book contains two complete erotic romance novellas with no cliffhangers.

Stranded ...
On the way to our parents wedding in the mountains, the mother of all snow storms attacks, leaving me stranded in a remote cabin with my new stepbrother.
My hot as hell, I-need-to-change-my-panties because-they’re-soaked, cocky asshole of a stepbrother, Bentley McAllister.

The kicker of it all?
The only items he's packed are liquor and condoms, and he’s looking at me like he wants to put both to good use.

My name is Sierra, and my libido can only take so much.

Send help!

Caged ...
Two brothers...
One girl...

Rising stars in the cage fighting circuit, Cage and Tripp Garrett are as close as two brothers can be. Fiercely competitive and smoldering with intensity, neither has ever lost a fight. Until they face their toughest opponent yet: Lily.

They both want her. But neither can have her. Lily is as off-limits as they come. They make a pact that the tough-as-nails daughter of their trainer will never come between them.
Until one of them begins to fall in love. Then all is fair in love and war.

Caged is a sexy, fast-paced love story with a punch.
Warning: Contains adult language and sexual content.


Warning: this excerpt contains explicit content. 18+ only

From Stranded ...
“Open up your mouth for me, princess. Let me show you how I like it.”
Without further delay I brought myself face-to-cock with Bentley’s member and in one fell swoop I deep throated him. While I couldn’t get his full cock into my mouth, I made sure to stroke what I couldn’t fit, and massage his balls so that they didn’t feel left out.
“Jesus. Fuck, Sierra.”
And to think this was only the beginning.

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Author Info

jsMadison Collins is the author of romantic short stories such as Caged, Stranded with My Stepbrother and the upcoming Monster Prick. She enjoys the occasional stiff cocktail, and watching romantic comedies. Most days you can find her curled up with a good book. She currently resides in New Jersey.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Bad boys and alphaholes #2

Welcome to part 2 of Bad Boys and Alphaholes. You can find part 1 here if you missed it where my friend Bambi talks about her love of bad boys.

Did you know Amazon is now censoring the use of the word "alphahole" in book reviews submitted? I know this because they rejected a review I submitted where I used the word and had to change it to "alpha-a***" before they would accept the review. I didn't think alphahole was a swear word, so I am not sure why they are censoring it. Maybe they object to the type of men they are?

Today, we feature author Cathleen Ross who has a love for alphaholes and loves writing them in her books. I asked her a few questions about her love of them. Here's what she had to say.

You love writing about alphaholes. What is it about an alphahole that attracts you?
I like my romance edgy. For me it's the dark, handsome hero who will go further to get the heroine than other heroes, even if the heroine doesn’t want him at first. He also needs to be wealthy because poor isn’t sexy. That makes for an exciting read.

Why write about alphaholes and not nice guys?
I know lots of nice guys. They’re the men I have as friends. That’s reality for me. Alpha holes are exciting in fiction. He is the guy who is resourceful. A leader. A survivor like Rick Grimes in Walking Dead. He’ll also go to any length to win the heroine. In fiction it’s the edginess that appeals to me along with an element of danger. Quite often my alpha holes have a military background so they know how to protect themselves and the heroine. Nice heroes bore me. Nice heroes are often in sweet romance. They don’t even have sex.

Describe your perfect alpha hole.
They’re fit and hot looking. Great at making snap decisions. Intelligent. The type of guy who makes it clear that it’s not okay when a heroine crosses a line she shouldn’t cross. They are also skilful lovers and romantic when they need to be. The fantasy is enticing.

Do alphaholes need redeeming?
The redemption is an important part of being an alpha hole because the alpha hole will go to great lengths to ravish the heroine. It’s sex on the edge. It’s behaviour on the edge. Quite often when I’m writing an alpha hole I have to write a heroine who is powerful enough to resist him. She’s either attempted to destroy the alpha hole’s honour or resisting him for a good reason. As a romance writer, you still have to have the heroine bring the alpha hole to his knees, which is hard to do when the power is in the alpha hole’s favour. It’s often in the love scene where I show the hero being tender. In other stories I have him do something for the heroine that she didn’t think possible.

And if they do, how would you go about doing it?
My heroines have to know when to walk away from the alpha hole. By the end of my books I’ve usually softened my hero. For example in my free medieval Scottish romance, Highlander, Lady Isobel doesn’t have a choice when she is given in marriage by her father to the enemy knight Sir James Bruce. She’s strong willed enough to resist him, so he throws her over his horse. I redeem him by having him save Isobel’s beloved twin brother from death. When readers find that my alpha hole has a soft underbelly, they seem to really enjoy it.

My sheikh, Rafi in the boxed set, Taken by the Sheikh, is an alpha hole who is prepared to kidnap his bride. He’s already paid the bride price so it is his right to have her. He’s the ultimate alpha hole. It’s only when my heroine discovers that Rafi has always loved her and that he was her late brother’s best friend, that she sees his soft underbelly and lets her guard down.


If your heroine was dating an alphahole, do you think she could bring him home to meet mama?
My daughter once brought home an asshole. Does that count?

Is it possible to date or marry a real life alphahole? Will it work and give you a happy ever after?
I think alpha holes are hard work on a day to day basis because they are so strong-willed and not good listeners. It takes a strong woman to manage an alpha hole. It means the happy ever after has greater highs and lows. I used to think not fighting was a sign of a good marriage but learning to stand your ground is extremely important.

Can you give me a few examples of you favourite alpha holes?
I love Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind. Scarlett could never get anything past him. Stepbrother Unsealed by Nicole Snow had a great alpha hole. I also enjoyed Christina Phillip’s Khalid in Taken by the Sheikh and Mel Tescho’s, Max in Taken by the Billionaire Stepbrother.

Well, there you have it. Straight from the author's mouth. What makes an alphahole great.

Have you read an alphahole yet? Do you have any to recommend?

My two favorites are Erik from Enslaved by an Alpha by Viola Rivard and Creighton from Dirty Billionaire by Meghan March.

Enslaved by the Alpha
(Note: this is a 7 part serial)

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Review: Ty the Sexy Dragon (Fire Mate #1) by Lexxie Couper

Book coverTy the Sexy Dragon (Fire Mate #1) by Lexxie Couper
Purchase link: TBC
Note: Ty the Sexy Dragon is about to be re-released by the author. Buy links will be updated when available.

My rating: star star star

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Life isn't easy for a modern-day dragon shifter. Unlike those wuss werewolves, dragons can't just shift and go for a run through the nearest forest. They can't go flying on a whim. Forget about scared villagers slinging arrows; these days it's Neighborhood Watch zealots with AK-47s. Then there's the whole sex issue. Try telling the little cutie at the local Starbucks that a soul-shattering orgasm might end in bed flamb . No, being a dragon shifter kinda sucks. And for Tyson, it's even worse-because he's suddenly in heat. Bad news for the stranger he spies running along Bondi Beach. Ty instantly recognizes Sera as his mate. Now he has to convince her, while also dodging the psychopathic dragon hunter on his tail. Scorching sexual persuasion should do the trick. Hopefully. Because if Ty doesn't join with his Fire Mate before his heat cycle finishes, bad things will happen. Lots of bad things.

I adore anything dragon, so when I found our Lexxie Couper had a dragon book, I was all over it.

Mmmm ... dragon shifters.

This is a short, sexy story of a dragon in heat. I loves stories about dragon's in mating heat. :-) Ty is the dragon in question, who lives in Sydney and is swept away when his fated mate jogs past him on Bondi Beach and changes his life. In a frenzy to find her and claim her, while dodging a dragon hunter out to claim his heart as a prize, he's got his work cut out for him. Lucky for him, Sera, his chosen lady is also being swept up by the mating frenzy and eager to get into some hanky panky with him.

There's not much to expect out of this story other than a frenzied ride through the streets of Bondi while Ty and Sera get into some sexy shenanigans without getting caught or seen. There are lots and lots of sexy shenanigans and fortunately, I was in the mood for it.

This was a most satisfying read for me. Right book, right time. I'm looking forward to reading book 2. I'm all about the dragon shifters.

I have only one quibble about the book and it's the Americanisms thrown in (I'm assuming for the American audience) which completely threw me out of the story. Those were things I noticed immediately as being un-Australian, given the story was set in Australia. Unfortunately, Americanizing a story set in Australia took away from it's authenticity. I'm not talking about American English vs Australian English, but actual cultural references which were out of place in an Australian setting. I'm told this will be re-released soon and all these cultural inconsistencies will be removed, for which I am really, really glad.

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About the author

auLexxie Couper started writing when she was six and hasn’t stopped since. She’s not a deviant, but she does have a deviant’s imagination and a desire to entertain readers with her words. Add the two together and you get erotic romances that can make you laugh, cry, shake with fear or tremble with desire. Sometimes all at once.

When she’s not submerged in the worlds she creates, Lexxie’s life revolves around her family, a husband who thinks she’s insane, a indoor cat who likes to stalk shadows, and her daughters, who both utterly captured her heart and changed her life forever.

Having no idea how old she really is, Lexxie decided to go with 27 and has been that age for quite some time now. It’s the best of both worlds – old enough to act mature, young enough to be silly.

Lexxie lives by two simple rules – measure your success not by how much money you have, but by how often you laugh, and always try everything at least once. As a consequence, she’s laughed her way through many an eyebrow raising adventure.

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