Q is for Quinn!

Q is for Quinn!

Q is for Quinn! Quinn is one of the original pretrans teens that the Blackdagger Brotherhood started training before the hit on the glymera. He has always felt like an outcast from his family as he was born with two different colored eyes. Fighting for any scrap of affection, he finally turns into himself, shunning his best friend, Blay, who loves him. Swinging both ways of the door, Quinn is on a path of destruction having sex in bathroom stalls with anything… Read more »

Afternoon Delight: Beauty and the Brigadier by DL Jackson

Afternoon Delight: Beauty and the Brigadier by DL Jackson

What a charming and passionate story!  I loved it from first to last.  It’s short, but by no means is it rough or unfinished.  The characters were developed as was the plot.  It is an autumn romance between a couple that at outward glance shouldn’t work, yet are a good fit. Brigadier General Eli Wells lost his wife two years ago and has been bitter and lonely ever since.  He takes any sign of moving on as disloyal to his… Read more »

Review: The Ace by Rhonda Shaw

Review: The Ace by Rhonda Shaw

Spring time in Michigan wouldn’t be complete without Opening Day for the beloved home baseball team.  And as a long time resident, I can attest to the truth of this so I was excited to grab up this book that highlights the star commitment shy starting pitcher for a fictional Detroit baseball team and a spunky, stubborn hot mess of a real estate gal who makes Jerry’s commitment issues minor league.  These two took my on quite the emotional roller… Read more »

P is for Passion!

P is for Passion!

P is for Passion! Passion is what I look for in my books. If a couple can’t find the passion to grab onto life and live it, then it just fizzles out. Passion in the bedroom, on the floor, in the shower, or on a trampoline. Let’s get the Passion Party started! Here are some of my favorite books that evoke passion with just Passion in the name! What are your thoughts about Passion? Notable P Words I Considered Phallic -… Read more »

Afternoon Delight: Caedmon’s Curse by AJ Nuest

Afternoon Delight: Caedmon’s Curse by AJ Nuest

This is the strong third leg of the series and it leaped into action with a bang.  The last story left me invigorated from the action, but stonewalled when Rowena’s memory loss and her harsh treatment at the castle left her mistakenly running as fast as she could away from Caedmon.  I’ve enjoyed the rise and fall of the story along with new clues to the shadowy and intriguing threat against Rowena and Caedmon with each new segment and this… Read more »

Review: The Red Lily Crown by Elizabeth Loupas

Review: The Red Lily Crown by Elizabeth Loupas

Florence, Italy during the time of the Medici’s was a fascinating world so I was thrilled to get a chance to read this story set against that backdrop.  I loved how the story wove historical fact and fiction so that real people and fictional characters were part of the story.  The description of all sorts of details wasn’t tedious, but gave it a rich texture to the plot.  I just couldn’t put the book down because I was always wondering… Read more »

O is for Orgasm!

O is for Orgasm!

O is for Orgasm! Hello ladies! Are we feeling Orgasmic today!? Let’s take a quick look at this word, because orgasms are the end game of many sexual encounters we find in our romance books. or·gasm ˈôrˌgazəm/ noun a climax of sexual excitement, characterized by feelings of pleasure centered in the genitals and (in men) experienced as an accompaniment to ejaculation. verb experience an orgasm. Now there are women who can’t have orgasms and I really wish I could help… Read more »

Interview with Juliana Stone, Author of The Bad Boys of Crystal Lake #Giveaway

Interview with Juliana Stone, Author of The Bad Boys of Crystal Lake #Giveaway

Hi Juliana!  Welcome to the Delighted Reader!  It is great that you could stop by for a chat as I’m such a huge fan of your Bad Boys of Crystal Lake series.  I love that the series is set in Michigan ‘just Up North’ from where I live in the southern half of the state.  I’m eager to get into the latest The Day He Kissed Her since it is Mac’s book and the build up through the first two… Read more »

Review: The Day He Kissed Her by Juliana Stone

Review: The Day He Kissed Her by Juliana Stone

Summer on the lake visiting with old friends while grilling and listening to the radio.  Does that bring back fond memories for you?  It does me.  This is why I enjoy coming back each time for the latest book in the Bad Boys of Crystal Lake series.  Okay, so that’s not the only reason.  I come back for those dream-worthy bad boys and the women who are perfect for them though it’s always a heartwrenching struggle for each pair to… Read more »

Cover Reveal: A Kelly Family Series by Lashell Collins #Giveaway

Cover Reveal: A Kelly Family Series by Lashell Collins #Giveaway

This post is part of the Cover Reveal Blog Tour for the first four books in Lashell Collin’s Kelly Family Series. These four novellas will all be released on April 30, followed exactly one month later on May 30 by a full length novel in the series. Lashell will be awarding a $15 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. The other stops on the tour can be seen by clicking the tour banner. Ethan: A… Read more »

N is for Novel!

N is for Novel!

N is for Novel! Without the novel what would I read? Probably nothing. A novel to me is fiction or non-fiction, but it tells a story. So if there was no novel, I would have to pass on technical manuals, text books or anything that does’t weave a story. There are debates about the format of the novel…paperback, hardback, ebook, whatever. While I tend to like my novels on my Kindle, I love a good paperback even if I can’t… Read more »

Spotlight: Angus by Melissa Schroeder #Giveaway

Spotlight: Angus by Melissa Schroeder #Giveaway

EXCERPT Maggie was lost in the taste of him, of the feel of that big body pressing up against her. The unique scent of him filled her senses. The same sandalwood cologne but beneath it was the man himself.  Strong, masculine and sexy. Holy Goddess, he was so damned sexy. In all her life, she had never had a man overtake her with a kiss. Every inch of her body screamed for relief. She ached with need. His tongue stole… Read more »

Review: Enchanting the Beast by Kathryne Kennedy

Review: Enchanting the Beast by Kathryne Kennedy

I was enchanted by the idea of a blend of historical and paranormal romance so I eagerly pounced on this one when it came to my attention.  I knew it was the third book in a series and gave it a try even though I haven’t read the first two books.  It worked out really well because the tie to the others seemed to be just the shared backdrop and not a story thread or characters.  This turned out to… Read more »