Month: July 2013

Pamela Clare I-Team series

Posted July 31, 2013 by Victoria in 2013-Reviews, Contemporary/Historical Romance / 0 Comments

Are you tired of all the cliffhangers? Well, here’s a great series to read. I read this backwards. I started with Breaking Point. My review is here.

Naked Edge


When I read about Gabe’s fearless stuntman antics in Breaking Point, I just had to read his book. I’m glad I did!
Gabe is we they call a rock jock and adrenaline junkie. He’s also sworn off love and marriage and prefers to have meaningless sex. This was because his fiancee died three years ago but there was a little mystery regarding the circumstances of her death.
Kat is part Navajo and I really liked her. I usually do not like a damsel in distress but she has her own strengths and I like how she could see through Gabe’s BS. She does not want casual sex and is saving herself for her “other half.” Which doesn’t make Gabe a candidate at all.
Gabe wants to protect Kat from whoever is trying to kill her and the situation throws them together. Excellent sexual tension and what a climatic ending.

Also a great read was  Extreme Exposure. This was the first of the series, and Kara McMillian is a hard-nosed investigative reporter on the trail of some corporate evil-doers that are getting people sick. Think Erin Brockovich. Senator Reece Sheridan is hot straight-senator on the outside, dirty talker on the inside. 😉 I wish all our lawmakers were like him. The chemistry and sexual tension between the two is scorching. Although, I didn’t agree with how Kara did her job (with a young son, I would think it’ll be a big no-no to go after people who are ruthless) and want to scream at her at how she got herself in some situations, the resolution was satisfying.


Fire and Ice an extended ep..

Download PDF Fire and Ice: an extended epilogue Download for free at Smaswords here (for all other readers like iPad and Kindle, Sony etc.) Blurb: Jack takes drastic measures to mitigate his fears with Maia’s risky job and his fiancée is furious. When two strong-willed people clash, sparks will fly. Will his jealousy and overprotectiveness burn their relationship to ashes or will they transcend these challenges and share an extraordinary love? *Strong sexual content and language. Short story erotic romance, 12,800 words. *This is not a standalone and expands on the events at the ending of Fire and Ice that ran concurrently with Beneath the Fire. Q & A about Fire and Ice an extended epilogue Is this book a standalone? No. This book is the only one in the series that is not a standalone. The events here will make more sense if you have read Fire and Ice because the timeline falls under the ending of that book. Some events from Beneath the Fire are also mentioned here. Do I need to read this before Silver Fire? No. All my other books are written as a standalone, however you will realize some foreshadowing in this book that would make […]


Fire and Ice (an extended e..

* Book Cover by: Robin Ludwig Design Almost done with my free short story that expands on the events of the four months later at the end of Fire and Ice. 🙂 Folks who’ve read Beneath the Fire probably have an inkling what this may be all about. There is little action in this book and will concentrate more on Jack and Maia’s relationship. Explicit sex scenes and relationship discussions take up almost half of the book.  😉  12,800 words. Blurb: Jack takes drastic measures to mitigate his fears with Maia’s risky job and his fiancée is furious. When two strong-willed people clash, sparks are bound to fly. Will his jealousy and overprotectiveness burn their relationship to ashes or will they transcend these challenges to share an extraordinary love? *Strong sexual content and language. Short story erotic romance, 12,800 words. *This is not a standalone expanding on the events at the ending of Fire and Ice that run concurrently with Beneath the Fire. Excerpt: Maia’s three-inch heels were having trouble keeping up with Jack’s long strides.  Jack had not said a word since they left the bar and simply held her hand tightly as he pulled her beside him on […]


Lick (Stage Dive, #1)

    Lick (Stage Dive #1) ~ Kylie Scott Finally, we have a rock star that’s not a complete douchebag. I know we all love bad boys, but sometimes with New Adult novels and as a more mature reader, I don’t get the appeal unless the man finds a way to completely redeem himself in the end. Anyway, off my soapbox. Here’s a book that is completely swoonworthy. Is the hero perfect? No. Apparently, what stays in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas for long when an ordinary girl like Evelyn finds herself married to a famous rockstar after an amnesia-inducing drunk night. I think David is the sweetest rock star I’ve ever read. The book was well written. Evelyn and David were sympathetic characters. There definitely was conflict but nothing too over the top which was great for a change. The sex scenes were hot. I would say this was an easy, mellow read. And yes, no cliffhangers. Can Mal get a book, pretty please? 🙂

Posted July 22, 2013
New Adult/Young Adult

Silver Fire ~ Cover Reveal ..

Here it is! The cover for Silver Fire! I hope you love it as much as I do. My thanks to Robin Ludwig Design for such a beautiful cover. Blurb What if you hold the blueprint to a device that can destroy an entire city? Sophie Marie Leroux is a genius nuclear physicist who runs Silver Fire Research, a laboratory that has developed the technology to enrich Zefinium—an element so versatile, it can be used as an infinite power source. It is also rumored to be an alternative to weaponized plutonium. Certain factions want to see that research buried, and the only way to make it happen is to get rid of Sophie. But greed has brought out sinister forces that may just coerce her into building the most lethal weapon since the nuclear bomb. Derek Lockwood has avoided commitment all his life. His past involvements in high-risk missions with the Army Special Forces and Artemis Guardian Services (AGS) are not exactly building blocks for meaningful relationships. Now an executive for a defense company, he finds himself attracted to his new business partner. An angel with a mind like Einstein—Sophie just may be the one woman who will have him […]


Super Alphas

    MacRieve. More like 4.5 stars. Once again, Kresley Cole gives us one sexy lykae in Macrieve. He was seriously messed up not only from his involvement in his parents death but also from his stint at the Order’s research facility. With no one to seek revenge on, he couldn’t wish sooner for death. Enter Chloe Todd and I’m stating right here if it wasn’t for the strength of the heroine I would have hated this book. Because Macrieve really tested my patience and I wanted to scream at him to get over it: “you’re a 900-year old Lykae for heaven’s sake.” I loved, loved Chloe and my heart ached for her almost for the entire book, but she was such a breath of fresh air. The way she handled herself in the face of Macrieve’s assholeness will have you rooting for her the entire time. He wasn’t an asshole in the beginning, you could actually see how sweet he was after finding his mate, but something happened that made him turn against Chloe and he was almost cruel to her. Grrr, I almost wanted to reach into my e-reader and wring his neck. I wanted to scream at Chloe “Make him […]


Great alpha male reads this..

I’ve been on a short book binge lately (200 pages and less). I found a couple of hot steamy reads from Entangled Publishing, the same publishing house that gave us “Officer off Limits”. Listing them this way, I’ve realized that 1-click button on Amazon really gets me into trouble. These were my reads from this week alone. I had some free time because I was waiting for another edit for Silver Fire from a friend who happens to be a trauma counselor and English major.  She gave me some insight into my characters’ development. Great stuff. Yes, I’ve done what I’m calling my merge-edit. And should be starting the main edit today. In the meantime: 1. Private Practice ~ Samantha Becke  I’d been searching all day for a quick and sexy read and Private practice did not disappoint. This book was smart, funny and the writing was engaging. Ellie Swann recently moved back to her home town to find out that Roger—her lifelong crush—was finally free of his engagement but rumor has it that the breakup was because his sexual proclivities had become more intense. Enter Tyler Longfoot—who was always known as the town’s bad boy (and whose nickname is […]


There be growling

When a book like Silver Fire has to juggle three over-the -top Alpha males (Derek, Jack and Viktor) and then some, I can’t help but use the word “growled” in a lot of dialogues. How else can you say: “You’re mine!” he growled. However, my editor has a point, I did a word count for “growled” in Silver Fire and I cringed at the sheer amount of growling by my heroes; they’re not werewolves after all. 😉 So before I start editing, I write a a list of word alternatives. Sometimes when you’re on a roll, you can’t pull that best word out of your mouth, but you would hate disrupting the flow of the prose—you soldier on. I guess, that’s the type of writer I am. It’s when you finesse your story (and after you’ve read it a couple of times) that the elusive word finally makes itself known. 🙂 I also did a word count on the f-word, and it’s well below the average for the genre. 😉 (at least I hope so). I’ll probably clean it up a bit. Incidentally, the may/june issue of writer’s digest has a topic on using profanity and raw talk in fiction. And […]

Posted July 1, 2013
Author Ramblings, Silver Fire