Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Book Review: Stained Glass Shards by Rosemary Rey


Elyce Fielding has cut ties with her college friend turned lover, Griffin Belanger. After three months without communication, Griffin is back in Boston for the premiere of his latest film. Elyce shuts herself in her studio apartment, preventing any sightings of the famous man she is deeply in love with. Following an unsatisfactory meal without dessert, Elyce goes to bed thinking she survived the night without a visit from Griffin. When he knocks on her door for a rendezvous, Elyce could not turn him away.

After one last tryst, Elyce decides she can no longer continue their sexual relationship. For months, Elyce works on her personal growth by losing weight, changing her style, and publishing her first novel set to become a feature film. While traveling in California with her new lover and agent, Ritter Thorman, Elyce has a chance encounter with Griffin. Griffin vows to win her back by any means possible. Elyce must choose between her first love or her attentive lover.

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Jenny's Review

****ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review****

It's been a long time since I've read a book in a day. Nothing have been holding my attention at all. I've been in a reading slum until Stained Glass Shards by Rosemary Rey.

Elyce is a girl who's been in love with her friend, Griffin, a Hollywood actor, sice they met in college. They have carried on a casual affair, at least casual on Griffin end, for quite some time. When Elyce demands more from Griffin and he can't give it to her, she decides to end things and start living for herself. No longer is she the frumpy, overweight, underacheive. In her time apart she emerge as a svelte, best selling author, who is now having dating her agent, Ritter.

In the almost year of Elyce and Griffin separation, they meet again in LA. And now the reader is thrust into a story which is full of passion, manipulations, anger, hate, love...that's just a few of the abundant of emotions I felt while I was reading. I was complete engrossed.

Stained Glass Shared is unique because it's a book within a book. The book Elyce wrote under a pseudonym, is written as fiction but is mostly autobiographical, filling the gaps of the six year relationship between Elyce and Griffin. I don't wanna give away too much but this book is an emotional roller coaster. At times, you don't know who to root for, and that's including Elyce.

As this is my first book by Rosemary, it was unlike anything I've read. When you think one thing is going to happen, there she is throwing in a twist, you had no idea was coming. I literally could not put this book down. I NEEDED to know what would happen next. If you don't pick up this book, you are missing something. It was simply AMAZING!  

About the Author

After years of making little money as a public interest lawyer, Rosemary Rey left practice to make her fantasies come alive on the page. She writes in the Midwest while her three children spend time at school then arrive home to play video games on their Kindles, as her husband looks over forlornly at her typing in front of the blue screen. Rosemary has been reading books for pleasure all her life and started writing short stories for her own pleasure since the age of ten-years-old. After months of thinking about writing a novel, Rosemary self published her first book as a 'before I hit 40' goal.

Rebound was conceived in January of 2014, after she couldn't stop thinking about the characters swirling in her head. In order to justify writing Erotic Suspense instead of her legal practice, Rosemary incorporated legal concepts in her series, so she could tell her loved ones that her active license is still put to good use, but should NEVER be used as legal advice. She hopes you like her first fiction offering, and all the books that were published thereafter.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Book Tour Review & Giveaway: Subordination: Chronicles of a Domme by Katie Ashley

Are you ready to submit in Subordination by Katie Ashley!



When Sophie Jameson first became a domme at Club 1740, it was more out of financial necessity than it was for personal pleasure and sexual exploration. But over the years as she rocked her leather corsets and boots while wielding every crop and flogger imaginable, she grew to love the thrill and adulations that her clients brought her. But all along, her path in life and her heart was with a different professionone she was planning to embark on at the end of the summer’s end.

And then he changed everything. Tall, dark and impossibly built—William was the complete opposite of whatever image a male sub conjured up. After all the subs, Sophie finally felt true lust and desire. Although he was the proud stallion who needed breaking, he became the one to make her break all her rules and let down all her walls. 

But it was just supposed to be one night, but an accidental encounter days later outside Club 1740’s protected walls had the two seeing each other in a different light—as simply Sophie and William, not Domme and sub. While they should have parted ways, they couldn’t. While they should never have gone back to her place, they did. 

And that simple mistake has a serious price for both of them. 

Jenny's Review

****ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review****

Naturally, when I saw the cover and read the blurb, I was really excited to read Subordination: Chronicles of a Domme. It’s a rarity to read a story where the female is the Dominate and the male is a submissive. But Subordination is more than a BDSM book. Both Sophie and William have been emotionally scarred in some way, especially Sophie. But when it came to matters of the heart, the roles are reverse. It showed the dynamic between their relationships in and out of the bedroom. When an unexpected obstacle is thrown at them unexpectedly, we see if they are able to overcome it and if it’s destined to break them apart. 

As Katie Ashley’s first time writing a BDSM book, Subordination was a good start into the genre. The story line was well written, the twist and emotions throughout the story kept me turning the page. Sophie and William were written with such depth, you couldn’t help but root from them. It was wonderful to read as both characters went out of their comfort zone. It was missing a little more kink that I’m used to reading when it comes to BDSM but again it was a solid read. I look forward to read more of this genre from Katie.

Subordination Excerpt #1
Keeping his head bowed, he asked, “Mistress, will you give me the honor of pleasuring you?”
“But why?”
I swept my hands to my hips. “Are you being insubordinate with me?”
“No, mistress. I just wish you would consider my offer.”
“And why is that?”
“Because I want to please you. I want to make you come as hard as you made me.”
“Sorry. The answer is still no,” I replied as I took the rope over to the sink to be disinfected.
When I turned around, surprised filled me at the sight of William on his feet again. His gaze still remained averted from mine. “Look at me,” I commanded.
He raised his eyes to stare at me full on as I walked back over to him.  Although he was trying to mask it, I could tell he was hurt by my refusal. “I want you to understand that it’s not you—you didn’t do anything to displease me. I don’t receive pleasure from any of my subs.”
“You should,” he insisted.
Cocking my head at him, I said, “You should remember how to talk to your mistress.”
Instead of appearing apologetic, he took a step forward. “May I at least kiss you?”
As I gazed at his earnest expression, I didn’t see what it could hurt. “Fine. A kiss and then you go on your merry little way.” I poked a finger into his breastbone. “And you tip me well.”
William smiled. “Yes, Mistress.”
I stood toe to toe with William and tilted my chin. “Kiss me,” I instructed.
He dipped his head, and he closed his eyes. At the slight brush of his lips against mine, a shiver of anticipation shot down my spine. I felt like I was thirteen again with a boulder of anxiety in my stomach as the boy I liked kissed me behind our barn. When he deepened the kiss, he brought his arms around me, molding me to him. The kiss was everything—passionate, intimate, and affectionate. It felt like rediscovering a lost emotion—a lost part of me.  
Needing more, I sucked his tongue inside my mouth. The moment I gave him the green light, a switch flipped inside William. The reverent way his mouth had worshipped mine was replaced with a desperate conquering. His tongue battled along with mine, sucking, licking, devouring. An ache began to build between my thighs, and I pressed my hips against William’s. 
His hand left the small of my back to wrap around my braid. He tugged on it, pulling me back to look at him. “I want to taste every part you, not just your mouth.”
Breathless from our exertions, it took me a moment to find my voice. “I told you I don’t do that.”
“Why should you deny yourself?”
Staring into his handsome face, I wondered the same thing. All these years, I’d never taken any pleasure for myself. There had been subs I’d been attracted to like Owen. Not all of them were interested in reciprocating pleasure, but many were. And I told them all no.
As I stood molded against William’s warm, overpowering body like a second flesh, I didn’t want to argue anymore. I wanted to let go. I was a twenty-four year woman who had pretty much sacrificed her life for work, school, and her family. I couldn’t remember the last time an orgasm hadn’t come from a vibrating device.
Dipping his head, William’s breath was warm against my ear. “Please let me make you come.”
At the thought of what his mouth could do on my pussy, I whispered, “Yes.”

About the Author
Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Olivia, and her two very spoiled dogs. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.

With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Adolescent English Education, she spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.

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