Giveaway and Review of The Marriage Diaries by Erika Wilde

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The Marriage Diaries is one of the BEST and Hottest books I have read this year. The Marriage Diaries is four stories that look at the relationship of Jillian and Dean Noble. A couple that has been married for almost 20 years. 

Jillian Noble is  read to spice up her relationship with Dean. There sex life has been great but she wants more…a lot more. And she knows that Dean is able of giving it to her she just has to open him up to the idea. Each story of the Marriage Diaries shows Jillian and Dean exploring more and more of the kinkier side of life. 

Jillian is awesome, such a great character. I love that she went after what she wanted. She knew that Dean has been suppressing his darker side (kinky/dominant). She has always felt that there sex life could be so much more. So one day she surprises Dean at his office…and leaves a satisfied woman. 

Dean…I love Dean. As a former Navy Seal…he is hot, sexy and just plain yummy. He is also your typical alpha male.  Dean is surprised when Jillian shows up at his office, he is even more surprised by her request. After their encounter at Dean’s office how can he say no to what Jillian is offering…she has allowed him to explore things that he has never voiced allowed.

Together Jillian and Dean explore the fantasies that have been simmering for years. Each story gets hotter and the sex gets kinkier. But what I really love about them is that their love and devotion to each other does not change. Jillian and Dean’s relationship gets stronger.

I can not wait for the next story of Jillian and Dean. I hope the next installment in the marriage diaries releases soon!

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Title:   The Marriage Diaries (The Marriage Diaries #1 – #4)

Author:  Erika Wilde

Genre: Erotic Romance 18+

Publication Date:  September 11, 2013

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Synopsis

Erika Wilde turns up the heat in THE MARRIAGE DIARIES, an erotic series about a married couple who take intimacy and passion to the extreme.

After nearly twenty years of marriage, Jillian Noble is ready to put some spice back into her sex life with her gorgeous husband, Dean.  After seducing him at his office, Jillian reveals what she wants, and her husband is more than happy to oblige.  Erotic fantasies are fulfilled, and forbidden passions surface as they open themselves up to a provocative world where boundaries are pushed to the limit and pleasure is the ultimate goal.

But Dean has a dark past, and even darker desires that he’s kept a tight rein on all these years.   When he gives his wife a taste of his more illicit appetite, will she embrace his carnal needs, or beg for mercy?

WARNING: Contains explicit sexual content and is recommended for mature readers who enjoy erotic situations, as well as graphic language and imagery.

 

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About the Author

Erika Wilde (aka Janelle Denison) is the USA Today bestselling author of over 50 contemporary romances for multiple print publishers.

So, why the new pen name? 

As Janelle Denison I’ve always written sexy books, but lately my writing has taken on more erotic elements that I wanted to keep separate for readers because not everyone likes their reading material on the spicier, kinkier side of romance.   However, please be assured that even as Erika Wilde, you will still get an emotionally layered story with characters you’ll care about and fall in love with.   That is always my goal, whether I’m writing straight contemporary romances, or more erotically charged stories.

Currently, I’m working on The Marriage Diaries and making sure that Dean and Jillian enjoy exploring the more erotic side to their marriage.  The series will be on-going, with no foreseeable ending as of right now, for as long as readers want to be voyeurs to Dean and Jillian’s sizzling new relationship.

I’m also planning a spin-off series in the future, featuring the hot military men that work security for Dean at Noble and Associates.  My next book, THE INVITATION, will introduce the men of that new series, THE PLAYERS CLUB.

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Come Undone by Madelynne Ellis

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Come Undone is a different twist on a rock story. I did enjoy the intimate look at a rock star who doesn’t crave the limelight. What I didn’t like was that Xane and the sex seemed over the top.  I felt that that was most of the story…with a little bit of dialogue thrown in.

Xane is the lead singer of Black Halo a world famous Goth-metal band. After a concert Xane leaves the band because of his relationship with one of the members goes sour. He runs into Dani in the hallway and convinces her to take him away. Xane finds himself really into Dani and gets her to jet of to Monaco City to hide out from all the publicity. There Xane and Dani start to explore each other and their relationship more.

Xane is…I don’t really know. I want to like him, I really do. But I don’t feel that I can. His band mate and girlfriend just broke up with him because she married another band mate…and wait they were in a threesome…so he finds the first girl and falls in love with her. But he is also bi-sexual and I think feels worse about losing Steve than Elspeth. It just doesn’t work for me.

Dani was an interesting choice for Xane and I wasn’t too sure of her at first. She has some serious issues that she tries to work through. She comes from a woman’s religious commune (who beat her) and she falls for a sex addicted rock star? By the end of the book I felt that she blossomed into her own character and was a passable fit for him.

There is quite a lot of drama in Come Undone. While Xane and Dani leave the rock world for a while the drama seems to follow them. Xane and Dani seem to create their own drama as well. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t.  so with that said…I really didn’t enjoy the book as much as I thought I would. The story is set with a cliffhanger that left me questioning the need for it. The book is quite long so I didn’t understand why Xane and Dani’s story couldn’t be wrapped up in this book.

 

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From the Author:

 

On stage he’s dynamite. Off stage he rocks her world. When red-hot, Goth-metal band, Black Halo, split live on stage, fate throws Daniella Fosbrook into the path of sexy vocalist Xane Geist. Initially, Xane’s only looking for a ride home, but Dani tempts him in a way a thousand other women haven’t. Determined to explore their heady chemistry and avoid hashing things out with the band, Xane whisks Dani off to Monaco for a steamy weekend. There, Dani tries her best to hang onto her heart and some clothing, while Xane soon loses both. However, Xane isn’t being entirely honest about the reason for the band’s demise. When the truth comes out, can Dani accept the facts, or will everything come undone?

Play by Play A Play Makers Novella by Kate Donovan

 

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Play by Play a sweet read for anyone that wants a good light hearted romance.

Jake Dublin is runs a popular sports blog. The blog is very popular as he provides great commentary on what’s going on in all the sports fields. As a former college football player this is away for him to stay in a field he loves though he can’t play anymore because of an injury.  One day on his way home in runs into a new tenant he dubs “elevator girl”. He finds are really cute and starts journaling his interactions with her on his blog.

Sophie moves into her new apartment and is looking to finally be on her own. One day she runs into Jake in the elevator and she is instantly attracted to him. She has sworn off dating a jock…she wants a nice guy that has no interest in sports. What Sophie gets is a nice guy…she just doesn’t know that he is a jock. What happens when she finds out?

Jake is an all-around nice guy with a little arrogance thrown in. I found that he had a great sense of humor and I really enjoyed that about him. I felt for Jake as things progress in their relationship and he realizes that he has to tell her soon about whom he really is. He is afraid that she will leave him because he is a jock…so I can understand his reluctance to tell her.  Sophie worked for him, you could tell she was really liked him. I felt bad for her once she realized that he is a jock, what she wasn’t looking for. Thank goodness she came to her sense and gave him another chance.

I found this book to be a very quick read. It was a different takes on romance as if relied heavily on Jake’s blog and the comments from his readers. I thought it was a nice touch…very funny at times.

I am looking forward to reading more from this author.

Jenn

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Author Site: http://www.katedonovan.com.

From the author:

Former college football star Jake Dublin’s wildly popular sports blog also details his personal life. And lately it’s all about Sophie, the pretty young woman who just moved into his apartment building. His readers know her only as “Elevator Girl,” and they’re all rooting for Jake to score.

The blog posts and banter with his followers are all in good fun, and he fully intends to come clean with the woman he’s wooing and wowing. That is, until she confides that she grew up in a house full of jocks and even dated a few. Her verdict? Never again! Jake knows he needs to confess. But somewhere along the line he fell in love with Sophie and can’t stand the thought of losing her. So he procrastinates, and blogs, and digs himself deeper into a hole, until it all leads to a showdown that’s so nail-biting, not even the best play-by-play guy could ever have seen it coming.

Maverick by Anna Cruise

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Kellen Handler is a superstar surfer. All he cares about is surfing…nothing else matters anymore. After a tragic accident Kellen can’t seem to care for much except surfing and he has become a public relations nightmare. His manager steps in and gets him…under duress…to agree to work with a public relations firm. Kellen is not interested in cleaning up his image…but once he meets Gina…Gina Bellori works for the public relations company hired to clean up Kellen’s image. Gina does not want to be around the surfing world. She left that part of her life behind years ago.

Wow…talk about two wounded souls. Gina…god I really feel for her. What happened with her family and her boyfriend is just tragic. I can totally understand her reasoning for not wanting to be around the beach and all the memories that it brings. Gina is a great character because she moves past her fears and reservations to work with Kellen. She is a strong woman that and takes none of Kellen’s bullshit. I loved that she could stand up to him. Kellen…is such a mess. I really feel bad for him…sort of. He choose to be a jerk. He needs Gina to kick his ass and get out of the funk he is in. Together Kellen and Gina are really HOT! They both move past their grief and learn to live again.

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From the Author:

Kellen Handler is in deep. Ever since he can remember, he’s wanted to be a professional surfer. And he made it, rising to the top of the ranks, traveling the world and riding every break he’s ever dreamed of. His good looks and reputation for living on the edge—both in and out of the water—have made him an international superstar. But when his best friend dies in a tragic accident, Kellen wipes out big time, spiraling so badly that everything he’s worked for starts to disintegrate.

Tour officials scramble to do damage control and demand he work with a public relations company to clean up his bad boy image. It doesn’t help that the person assigned to him, Gina Bellori, has her own demons associated with the surfing world. Against her better judgement Gina accepts the job and concentrates on repairing Kellen’s tattered reputation, despite his protests and despite the pain it causes her. With her past colliding with her present—and Kellen in the thick of it—she begins to realize that some secrets can’t stay hidden. And suddenly, Kellen Handler is no longer worried about losing his career. He’s more worried about losing his heart.

Once A Seal by Anne Elizabeth

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Aria and Daniel have known each other for handful of weeks and decide to get married. They have a beautiful wedding on the beach with their friends and family.  a surprising arrival by the groom.  After their wedding both Aria and Daniel have to make some tough choices if they want their marriage to survive as unexpected events and missions puts pressure on their marriage.

I loved this book. Once A Seal is a great story!  I think what really did it for me was that the story was about Aria Kavanagh and Daniel McCullum’s marriage and how their relationship worked. The main portion of the story is what happens after the wedding. Usually a story focuses on everything before the wedding. This was a great change. Once a Seal allows readers to see what happens after the couple gets married. The author takes the reader on a journey of what it means to be married to an active duty Navy Seal.

Aria is struggling with being a new wife…if that’s not enough…she is a military wife. That alone presents its own challenges.  Aria has to make adjustments to being married to a SEAL. Things don’t always go as easily as planned; Daniel leaves unexpectedly for work, housing assignment, military wives drop by, etc. Aria really struggles at time with her feelings and expectations of not only her marriage but her husband.

Daniel is your typical hot Navy Seal. He is rugged and tough but he also has a soft underbelly. He loves Aria and really wants to make their marriage work. There are some things that he has to compromise on things and you can see that it is a struggle for him sometimes. He is so used to giving orders and having people comply that I think he forgot that he needed to discuss things with her.

Aria and Daniel are one of the sweetest couples that I have read. They both really want their marriage to work and both are willing to make compromises because of it. You can’t help be happy for them both. The author gives the reader a look at marriage…the good and the not so good. But that is what a marriage is…work and Aria and Daniel make it work! Once A Seal was one of the most enjoyable books I have read this year. 

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From the Author:

It’s going to take a SEAL’s strength to make this marriage work. Every woman dreams of marrying the perfect man-handsome, thoughtful, strong, and sensitive -and Aria Kavanagh believes she’s found the ultimate hero in Chief Petty Officer Daniel McCullum. But being a U.S. Navy SEAL wife is a serious challenge, especially when the missions are putting more than their love in the line of fire. Can they jump the hurdles and handle the daily rigors without falling apart? Or will the pressures attached to the handsome uniform have them both questioning if their dedication is worth it? Every moment matters when the only thing that truly lasts is love.

The Rogue’s Proposal by Jennifer Haymore

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Lukas Hawkins is on a mission to find out who took his mother. He believes her to be kidnapped and has traveled all over England and Wales in search of her. He has finally found a lead and is in a local inn waiting for information on Roger Morton. While waiting at the inn he spies a beautiful woman and wants to forget his troubles for a while. When he invites her to his room he gets more than he bargained for.

Emma Curtis is a widow with a mission of her own. She is also on the hunt for Roger Morton as she believes he led to her families ruin. She is in the inn hoping to join forces with Lukas in his search for Roger Morton. She has some information that she believes will take them to him.

Lukas reluctantly gives into Emma’s demands and the two of them begin a journey that will change the course of their futures forever.  As they continue their journey Lukas and Emma begin to explore the desires that burn between them.

When they arrive back in London Emma makes an unsettling discovery that could mean the end of her relationship with Lukas. Lukas won’t give Emma up without a fight and vows to find a way for them to be together.

This story is one of the steamiest historical romance stories that I have read in a while. Lukas is into bondage and what he indulges in with Emma is quite hot. There is something really sexy about Lukas Hawkins. He is your typical rogue but he is a real sweetheart when it comes to Emma.

Emma is a delight! She is very strong woman that will do whatever is needed to provide for her family. I was so happy when she gave into temptation and joined Lukas in bed! She needed someone that was worthy of her love and devotion and that is Lukas.

This is my first time reading a book by Jennifer Haymore and I am certain that this will be the start of many more!

 

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From the Author:

Lukas Hawkins, the second son of the troubled House of Trent, is on a mission: find his missing mother and her alleged kidnapper, a brute named Roger Morton. If bringing the villain to justice means breaking a few laws, then so be it. But when he encounters a mysterious stranger with the face of an angel and a body made for sin, Luke suddenly finds his task-and his heart-in peril.

Emma Curtis knows of Lord Lukas’s rakish reputation-and hopes to use it to her advantage. While most men of honor would never travel alone with an unmarried woman, Luke is quite willing to take Emma on the road . . . and into his bed. As their journey carries them to unexpected places, Luke and Emma indulge their every passion and share their most private fantasies. But just when their deepest desires are finally within reach, a secret is revealed that threatens to end their love forever . . .

Searching for Someday by Jennifer Probst

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Searching for Someday is the first book in a new series by Jennifer Probst called The Searching For…Series.
This book focuses on Kate Seymour who has given up on men. That is what she tells her best friends and business partners Kennedy and Arilyn. The three friends are co-owners of a matchmaking agency called Kinnections. They help people find their love match, but unfortunately she  still hasn’t had any success in her own love life.  Kate has a gift that allows her to feel when two people have a strong love connection and should be together. The feeling has even showed her that while on a date with a man. That man has a connection with another person they have come in contact with. Even though that connection isn’t with Kate, she is nice enough to say that they should be with the other person, which leaves her by herself.

Slade Montgomery is a very successful divorce attorney. Slade’s sister Jane has signed up as a client of Kinnections and since Slade is so skeptical about love, he decides to expose the agency as a fraud and get his sisters money back. Slade was cheated on by his ex-wife and he highly doubts there are true love connections between people. He says it is the oxytocin that makes people feel the way they do.
 
Kate decides the best thing is to help him find a love match to prove that they are a legitimate business. During their initial consultation she is attracted to him. She decides not to pursue the attraction since she is the opposite of the traits he says he desires and she doesn’t date clients.
After a yoga class that Slade participates in as part of the agencies pre-date courses he kisses her. That is when Kate and Slade feel the shock of electricity she feels when she knows that people are a match. Slade wants to go out with Kate but she tells him that she doesn’t date clients and sets him up with other women. Slade goes on the dates Kate arranges but he still finds himself attracted to Kate. Even with Kate trying to ignore their attraction, Slade is still interested in her.
I loved this story and would definitely recommend reading it. I am also looking forward to reading the next story in the series which focuses on Kate’s friend Kennedy.
 
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In charming Verily, New York, Kate Seymour has a smashing success with Kinnections, the matchmaking service she owns with her two best girlfriends. But Kate’s more than a savvy businesswoman: She’s gifted with a secret power, a jolting touch that signals when love’s magic is at work. It rocked her when she picked up a strange volume of love spells in the town’s used bookstore . . . and it zapped her again when she encountered Slade Montgomery, the hot-tempered—and hot-bodied— divorce lawyer who storms into Kinnections demanding proof that playing Cupid won’t destroy his vulnerable sister, Kate’s newest client. The only way to convince this cynic that she’s no fraud, and that love is no mirage, is for Kate to meet his audacious challenge: find him his dream woman. Can Kate keep their relationship strictly business when her electrifying attraction nearly knocked her off her feet? Or has the matchmaker finally met her match?