#NewRelease – Losing It: A Collection of Vcards

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22 Bestselling YA authors reveal what went on behind the curtain in your favorite YA novels! From paranormal to contemporary, this collection features over 200 pages of ALL NEW CONTENT full of deleted scenes, extended endings, and more from the young adult series’ you love.

In this YA/NA crossover collection all of your favorite heroines are cashing in their VCards! YA just got steamy, sexy, and not afraid to go all the way!

Due to the graphic nature of some content, this collection is recommended strictly for mature readers. 

Stories include excerpts and extended material–ALL NEW CONTENT featuring the following YA novels & authors:

The Grimoire Saga by SM Boyce
The Death Series by Tamara Rose Blodgett
Penny Black Trilogy by Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Dirty Blood Series by Heather Hildenbrand
The Mythology Series by Helen Boswell
Stories About Melissa Series by Bethany Lopez
Keegan’s Chronicles by Julia Crane
The Tate Chronicles by K.A. Last
Fragile Creatures by Kristina Circelli
The Spellbound Trilogy by Nikki Jefford
Judgement of the Six Series by Melissa Haag
A Dark Faerie Tale Series by Alexia Purdy
The Double Threat Series by Julie Prestsater
The Elsker Saga by S.T. Bende
Ovialell Series by Tish Thawer
The Runes Series by Ednah Walters
The Cornerstone Series by Misty Provencher
The Waiting Series by Ginger Scott
Forged Series by A.O. Peart
The Arotas Series by Amy Miles
Funeral Crashing Mysteries by Milda Harris
The Wolf Trilogy by M.R. Polish

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If you’d like to buy this collection, you can grab a copy from:

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#Review: The Orgy at the End of the World, by @cerebraltart

The Orgy at the End of the WorldTitle: The Orgy at the End of the World
Author: India Reid
Rating: 5/5 stars

“Melissa Smith has let her whole life pass by without taking any chances, and the whole world is going to be gone by morning.

As a comet quickly approaches Earth, Melissa ventures to the infamous Time Square Orgies. Late to the game and unsure of how to even begin to play, she nervously meets James, a rugged bastard with a southern drawl. When he crushes his lips against hers, she can see starlight behind her closed eyes when she’s never even bothered to notice the night sky before. With the help of a devilishly handsome Irishman and a gorgeous, curvy redhead, James makes Melissa beg and plead as she begins to feel things that she never thought possible… but with the world as they know it coming to an end, can one night possibly be enough?

Warning: This 5200-word MFFM foursome includes double penetration, oral sex, dominant men, sensual women and also, there’s a weird bit with some cucumbers. Author is not liable for unmentionables tossed away with reckless abandon, only to be found hours later dangling off of the ceiling fan.(description from Goodreads)

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I recently read Reid’s other story Flirting with DeathFrom that story, I knew that this story would most likely meet my approval. It did.

The strengths in character and story development that I saw in Flirting with Death are apparently, and in a way even stronger, in The Orgy at the End of the World. Being set in the same “universe”, the sense that the world is going to soon end and people can just let go and do whatever they wish is a strong part of what makes the stories great. This story goes further by showing a massive orgy (a spectrum of sexy from lovemaking to more brutal acts) instead of a more violent subject matter.

The end of the world can bring out the real character in a person, and that’s exactly what Reid explores with Melissa in this story. She was even able to make the end of the world a romantic scene, even though it’s the apocalypse. Her skill to weave a great story into a genre sometimes lacking in the department will keep me coming back for more stories, especially if they’re similar to this one. Various aspects of sex at the end of the world is fascinating to read about.

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If you’d like to purchase a copy of this story, you can find it on:

Amazon

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About the Author:

India Reid is an American expat writer of alternative, cerebral erotica.  She has a sense of humor, just not a very good one.

Her writing is provocative, witty, and often charming, with thematic focuses on the psychological and philosophical.  Interests in science fiction, fantasy, horror and history have shaped her stories into tales of dangerous men and sharp-tongued women that transcend the pornography genre.

She loves men, women, film noir, tongue-in-cheek banter, literary theory, giant robots battling inter-dimensional alien invaders, failed revolutions and feminist liberation.  Most of her words come out heavily lubricated with whiskey and wine.

Her first full-length novels, With a Whimper and Hell on High Heels will release in September.

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#Review: Flirting with Death, by @cerebraltart

Flirting with DeathTitle: Flirting with Death
Author: India Reid
Rating: 5/5 stars

“When they announced the comet approaching earth, she had to cope with only having six months left to live. But as it turned out, thanks to a perverted home invader, she only had a few minutes…

She thought that Michael Arthur, her sleazy man-child of a next door neighbor, was going to rape her after shooting her. When a mysterious stranger wearing all black appears, Michael seems to be in line for his just desserts, but the act of salvation doesn’t make up for the man’s strange, shimmering skin, or why she can’t look into his eyes for more than a few seconds, or how he could possibly know her name. And as it turns out, her salvation comes with a dark, intimate price– but is it one she’s willing to pay?

Fate may not have been on her side that day, but Death certainly was.

Warning: This 5400-word short story contains a badass, fearless woman, a sexy, smooth-talking man, earth-shattering orgasms, a passionate, emotional love scene and the just, timely death of a brony who was asking for it. Author is not liable for passionate swooning, vengeful urges or uncontrollable attraction to godlike entities.” (description from Goodreads)

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I’ve been finding it more and more difficult to come across an erotic story that grabs me and keeps me reading to the end. With Flirting with Death, the story did just that. It starts out showing the promise of being well-written, and not only a story to get to the sex. Reid sets up a good voice for her main character. It’s an interesting voice as well due to the fact that she’s dying from the beginning. I found that start alone to be unique for a story the reader knows will become erotic at some point.

Also, just as I thought the story was going to get a bit awkward (see description and you might know what I mean) it doesn’t go down that route. There’s no unnecessary shock value here when it easily could have had some. And when it got to the more erotic later section of the story the author didn’t ease up in her skill to write a good scene. It was steamy and classy, which I admire in erotica. Get the reader into it, but not to go overboard.

I grabbed another story from this author, which seems to be set up in the same “world” as this one. I’m expecting to enjoy that one, as well. I wouldn’t mind seeing where Reid takes the characters from this story also, if she happens to write more with them.

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If you’d like to purchase a copy of this story, you can find it on:

Amazon

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About the Author:

India Reid is an American expat writer of alternative, cerebral erotica.  She has a sense of humor, just not a very good one.

Her writing is provocative, witty, and often charming, with thematic focuses on the psychological and philosophical.  Interests in science fiction, fantasy, horror and history have shaped her stories into tales of dangerous men and sharp-tongued women that transcend the pornography genre.

She loves men, women, film noir, tongue-in-cheek banter, literary theory, giant robots battling inter-dimensional alien invaders, failed revolutions and feminist liberation.  Most of her words come out heavily lubricated with whiskey and wine.

Her first full-length novels, With a Whimper and Hell on High Heels will release in September.

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#Review: The Rooster, by Richard Peters

The RoosterTitle: The Rooster
Author: Richard Peters
Rating: 3/5 stars

“Cannibals, crazies, zombies- call ‘em whatever you like, but we’re overrun with them. I spent months keeping a low profile and scratching out a decent living among the ruins until my luck ran out. It didn’t seem that way at first, when The Boss and her all-female gang “rescued me.” But I learned quickly being the only rooster in a henhouse makes for a better fantasy than a way of life.
Especially when the zombies are getting smarter…
and organized.” (description from Goodreads)

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The Rooster was a quick, enjoyable read. It’s part zombie story and part erotica, though it’s not so heavy in either.

The premise is interesting. A man is a prison/sex slave for a compound of women who’ve banded together to survived in the world after a zombie apocalypse. It’s a good backdrop for a character to get into a situation like this. The militant group of women hold him basically with the threat that if he doesn’t comply, he’ll be thrown back into the zombie infested world he came from.

As I said, this story wasn’t too heavy on certain aspects. Even though it’s short (roughly 16k words), I think it could have been bulked up with some more story development and had less glossed over as the story moved forward in time. It also seems to be the first in a series, so I know not everything will be built up in the first installment. I just felt that it could have used some more to link it into another story than the zombies evolving (hinted at in the description). Not much time was spent in The Rooster on this, but I think it’s what’ll be explored more in whatever comes next.

Overall a good story, some room to get better in the next story and hopefully expand into a more developed story as a whole. I’ll be keeping an eye out for that from Peters.

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You can purchase a copy of this book from:

Amazon | Smashwords | Kobo | B&N

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About the Author:

Richard Peters is the author of the Operation Enduring Unity series. He served from 2002-2007 as an artillery spotter in the US Army. Richard spent 27 months in two tours bringing peace at any price to the post-apocalyptic streets and mahalla’s of Baghdad.

He currently lives with his wife and son in Germany and runs his own technical services business

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#Review: The Making of Marea, by @ScarletteDNoire

Title: The Making of Marea (Vampire Historia)
Author: Scarlette D’Noire
Rating: 4/5 stars

“A true vampire romance story.
When the sexy vampire Delano sets his sights on Marea a young ex-slave girl he gets much more than he bargained for. Will Delano become the new Master of the Estate with Marea by his side or will Marea turn the tables on him and save her husband from Delano’s deadly grasp.” (description from Goodreads)

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The Making of Marea is a good short story that hints at so much more. I was happy to see that this was part of what will be a series, because there’s much more to this story than the reader gets in this one.

Overall I liked this one. I really liked Marea’s character. I can tell she’s complex and not to be taken lightly. I wasn’t as keen on Delano, but he wasn’t all bad. I feel that there was some story missing from this one. As I said, it’s part of the series, but I think there’s not enough revealed for this one to fully pull me in. The reader’s thrown into the scene blindly, while it unfolds, but I didn’t think it unfolded fully enough in a few areas. That’ll probably be fixed in later installments.

Another small issue I had while reading was the point of view. It’s third person, but the issue was that it jumped from being inside Marea’s head to Delano’s too often for such a short story. There was at least one time when this change occurred in mid-paragraph. It’s only slightly jarring, but worth mentioning. There was also a small section when Marea’s name changed to “Maria.” Small hiccup, but something another proofread could clear up.

But in the end, it’s a good story. I liked the twist and how that’ll lead to something bigger. The mild-erotic scene that is incorporated into the story was a nice touch as well. It added to the story without taking center-stage. I’ll have to come back for more of this Vampire Historia series when more comes out.

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You can grab a copy of this short story from:
Amazon

This short story was also part of  the anthology, Vampires Romance to Rippers an Anthology of Risque Stories,
with some other great authors:
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About the Author:

Originally from Chicago Scarlette D’Noire is an American author currently residing in Florida with her husband and two furry children. A lover of all things vampire, Scarlette has published two books in the anthology series, Vampires Romance to Rippers, an Anthology of Tasty Stories, and an Anthology of Risqué Stories with several outstanding authors.

She is currently writing two books in the Vampire Historia a Series of Revelations, collections: Nicolai’s Fate and Delano’s Undoing. She has published a short in the Vampire Historia Series titled The Making of Marea. Scarlette D’Noire is a nom de plume used to protect the true identity of the author so she may bring Vampire Historia a Series of Revelations to light without consequences.

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#Review: Sex in the Deserted Carpark, by @LadyBitchen

Title: Sex in the Deserted Carkparksex in the carpark
Author: Lady Bitchen Erotica
Rating: 3/5 stars

“A naughty true story about outdoor adventures and infidelity in a lonely car park next to the National Park. Lust, sex, rimming, anal themes.” (description from Goodreads)

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I ran into a unique situation with this erotic short. To be honest, I started reading and almost put it down soon after. It’ll sound nit-picky, but the first 5 sentences started with “I” (“I had…” “I found…” etc). Then following this was a few “He,” “He,” “He” sentences. It was lacking in diversity and was boring me with too much telling early on. Yes, it was only about a page worth of this, but it’s a short story, so it counts for more than it would for a novel.

I did keep reading though. I wanted to see where this one was going, especially once the characters were established a little more. It ended up changing up enough and getting a little more descriptive and (not meant too harshly) less of a droning series of sentences. The was a good amount of attention when it came to the sexual intercourse between the two characters. This is where the story picked up a bit.

I’ve never read an erotic story that had so much foreplay in it and sex. Normally it’s either mostly the sex and some quick foreplay to start out, or all foreplay without full-on sex. It was a refreshing bit to read and to not have it passed over. Despite that, I felt that the way it was written created a few moments where the flow was interrupted as they changed up what was happening. I felt that it could have been a little smoother, and it would have led to me enjoying that bit a little more.

So overall this ended up being a good read. Some might find it very sexy. The author didn’t seem to be writing to push reality. It was very realistic, I feel. It just started out a little poorly for me, with some redeeming later on.  I’m sure I’ll give the author another read if any more stories are released.

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You can grab a copy of this story from:
Amazon

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About the Author:

A Forty-something housewife who even bores herself starts the journey to becoming fabulous and getting her old self back. Some erotic, 18+ 21+ content.
(bio from her Twitter)

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#Review: Desire, by Marina Anderson

Title: Desire (The Dining Club #1)
Author: Marina Anderson
Rating: 4/5 stars

“For fans of New York Times bestselling authors E. L. James, Sylvia Day, and J. Kenner comes the first part of international bestselling author Marina Anderson’s erotic series The Dining Club.

Part One: Desire

Young, ambitious theatre director Grace has no time for distractions, but she just cannot resist enigmatic city financier, David. Alluring, charismatic and an incredible lover – David never lets Grace get too close. So when he invites her to a weekend at his private club, Grace is thrilled.

Arriving at the secluded location, and excited by her nerves, David reveals the truth behind the Dining Club: a place where guests are taught to open their minds, and their bodies to erotic challenges. If she passes the tests, she is promised ecstasy beyond her wildest fantasies. If she fails, she’s forbidden to ever set foot in the exclusive club again. But even as David’s seductive commands make Grace feel more daring than ever before, she begins to fear for their future. What if she fails one of the Club’s tantalizing trials? Will David still want her or will she lose him forever?

(10,000 words)” (description from Goodreads)

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Being that the description of this book makes reference to authors like E.L. James and Sylvia Day, I almost didn’t want to touch this one. There aren’t many things that’ll turn me off from a book as much as taking two “huge” names in a given genre, and throwing it as an attention grabber in a description. Despite this, I was intrigued by the part of the description that was actually about the book, and I’m glad I did.

From reading enough excerpts of Fifty Shades, I’m confident in saying that this book is not comparable to that series. Anderson has a very well written and well thought out story to it. There’s not much to this part of the full story, but the author was able to get a good start to the development of the characters and what the overall story will be.

The main female character, Grace, is set up nicely and I liked that she’s a strong woman, but has a softer side that plays well with the male lead, David. I have a feeling that as I read more parts of The Dining Club series that these characters will only become more complex, as will the story.

My only real complaint about this is simple: It’s part one of (so far I can see) eight. It’s not a story one or book one. It’s just part one, and it ends with you wanting more. This isn’t normally an issue for me, as for the most part this does wrap up the conflict of this section, but it also cuts off at a point just before more action will start. I’ll probably be reading part two in the next day or so because of the urge to keep going, but I have a feeling that I’d rather have had this as one complete collection instead of as a serial novel.

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If you’d like to grab a copy of this part of The Dining Club, you can find it from:
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About the Author:

Marina Anderson is the pseudonym of British author Margaret Bingley, whose novels have been published all over the world. Margaret uses this pseudonym for her series of erotica novels. She also publishes erotica for women under the pseudonym Fredrica Alleyn.

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