Beth Kery : Because You Are Mine – Big Giveaway

 

Hello fellas,

In this post, I will introduce you to one of erotica romance author : Beth Kery (pseudonym Bethany Kane). One of her book that quite made impression in me is Wicked Burn.

She will publish her new series Because You Are Mine, consist of 8 books, starting 31st July and the last part will publish in September 18 (wow, such a long and demanding project…). This book contain BDSM theme, and though I’m not really a fan those thing, but I like her writing style. When I read Wicked Burn I got myself so emotionally involved with the characters.

The premise is almost similar  with 50 shades (so if you a fan of 50, you must’ve like this one).  An innocent ordinary girl fall in love with sexy and handsome billionaire. Yup, never get old with those kind storyline, always love it, always adore it.

Beth Kery also make a huge because you are mine contest, with grand prize : Kindle Fire. Made sure you click the link below to participate.

Click This : Enter the Huge Because You Are Mine contest!!!!

It starts with that first look, when you know you have to have him…

Francesca Arno has been commissioned to create a grand centerpiece painting for the lobby of Ian Noble’s new skyscraper. It’s at a cocktail party in her honor that she first meets him—and the attraction is immediate for Francesca. It’s also bewildering. She’s not used to such a wholesale sexual response to a stranger. Enigmatic, darkly intense, with a commanding presence, Ian completely unnerves her. And she likes it.

For Ian, she’s the kind of woman he can’t resist—one that comes all too rarely: a true innocent. But he can sense in her a desire to open up, to experiment, to give herself to the fantasies of a man in control. The first kiss, the first caress, the first challenge for a woman who craves what she’s never had—a man who gets what he wants

 

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Friday’s Recommendation #2

Bonjour à tous…

Another Friday, another meme, another recommendation. As usual, every Friday Ren’s Little Corner held a meme called Friday’s Recommendation.  For today I would love to recommended a novel from my favorite author : Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I’ve posted a review of her another book, Match Me If You Can, in this blog. I recommended this book for you to read and also with hope that a publisher will translated this book.

Kiss An Angel

Genre : Contemporary Romance

Synopsis :

Pretty, flighty Daisy Devreaux can either go to jail or marry the mystery man her father has chosen for her. Arranged marriages don’t happen in the modern world, so how did the irrepressible Daisy find herself in this fix?

Alex Markov, as humorless as he is deadly handsome, has no intention of playing the loving bridegroom to a spoiled little feather-head with champagne tastes. He drags Daisy from her uptown life to a broken down traveling circus and sets out to tame her to his ways.

But this man without a soul has met his match in a woman who’s nothing but heart. Before long, passion will send them flying sky high without a safety net… risking it all in search of a love that will last forever.

Why I Pick This Book :

Because SEP written this book superbly, wonderfully, and just plain GREAT. I gave this book 5 stars plus plus plus….

I loved this book so much. The characters was amazingly unique. A hero, whose job is circus player (hello, I slightly worried to started this book because his work, what kind hero would he be with circus background). Heroine, a spoiled rich girl with naive personality and cry-baby type of woman. A cruel father and step mother. A tiger. An elephant.

It was emotional journey read this book. SEP didn’t made us fall in love instantly with the characters. Daisy seem way to meek but, inside she has a big heart and crazy stubbornness. I even detest Alex, because he was so cruel to Daisy. It was hard in the beginning of the story, their relationship was not an easy one. And Daisy, with another circus member prejudice of her, always being turned against, even Alex didn’t believe her.

SEP has done an excellent job at portraying each character in this story, their transformation, and how they growth. Still humorous and funny with witty dialogue.  This book also more explicit in sexual department,  and there’s some strong language, little bit unusual for SEP. Oh, I forgot to mention, Alex was Russian!!! Yeay,what it is about Russian hero (it remind me of Ilya, Christine Feeehan’s hero)…

The most beautiful thing from SEP books is the grovelling scene. Oh My God, Holly Molly.. This book has the greatest grovelling scene I ever read. Seriously melting my heart. It was gut wrenching. Well, Alex deserved it, he was totally acted like a big jerk (I hated him over again).

Overall, Kiss An Angel is one of the best contemporary romance novels.  Highly recommended  this book to every romance reader out there.

Bonne lecture!!!

“I don’t love you anymore”, she whispered. “I don’t love you at all.” His throat closed.

“It’s all right,sweetheart. I love you enough for both of us.”

Wishful Wednesday

 

My first Wishful Wednesday. Meme kali ini diselenggarakan oleh Books To Share. Tumben diriku ikut…yaaaa ada giveaway-nya sih hahaha….  sekalian meramaikan juga. Lagian lumayan nambah-nambah post di blog sendiri (ketahuan banget malesnya).

So, apa wish list-ku hari ini… jreng jreng jreng…

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Synopsis:

HE VOWED HED COME FOR HER . . . Murdered before he could wed Regin the Radiant, warlord Aidan the Fierce seeks his beloved through eternity, reborn again and again into new identities, yet with no memory of his past lives. SHE AWAITS HIS RETURN . . . When Regin encounters Declan Chase, a brutal Celtic soldier, she recognizes her proud warlord reincarnated. But Declan takes her captive, intending retribution against all immortals—unaware that he belongs to their world. TO SATE A DESIRE MORE POWERFUL THAN DEATH . . . Yet every reincarnation comes with a price, for Aidan is doomed to die when he remembers his past. To save herself from Declan’s torments, will Regin rekindle memories of the passion they once shared—even if it means once again losing the only man she could ever love?

Why this book?

Karena aku belum punya dan belum baca buku ini (alasan apaan tuh?).  Serius: Kresley Cole merupakan salah satu pengarang novel paranormal romance yang menurut saya tergolong hebat. Dia menciptakan dunia Immortals After Dark yang sangar digemari, menurut saya setara ketenarannya dengan BDB-nya JR Ward, Dark Hunter-nya Sherrylin Kenyon, LOTU-nya Gena Showalter, dan banyak lagi pengarang-pengarang dengan seri yang juga sangat populer, Nalini Singh, Jeaniene Frost, Christine Feehan, dll.

Yang menarik dalam dunia IAD-nya KC adalah “the dark side” of the hero. Well, judul serinya saja immortals after dark, jadi wajarlah kalau para hero-hero yang diciptakan KC memiliki sisi kegelapan yang cukup kelam. Dan layaknya sebuah novel romance dengan subgenre paranormal, tentu saja hero-nya adalah para lelaki yang bikin para wanita kipas-kipas, the ultimate sexy alpha male.

Ga penting juga sih aku paparkan kehebatan KC dalam meramu dunia IAD-nya, toh para penggemar romance sejati umumnya tahu buku-buku beliau. Yang pasti seri IAD ini selalu ditunggu kehadirannya.

Kembali lagi ke pertanyaan awal, kenapa buku ini? Walo aku bukan penggemar fanatik KC (aku baru baca beberapa buku IAD) tapi dari sinopsisnya saja sudah  bikin saya pengen banget baca buku ini. Menurut saya cukup unik storyline-nya. Menurut review-review yang aku baca di GR juga kebanyakan dari mereka pendapat-pendapatnya sangat positif. Dari sekian banyak buku IAD yang belum aku baca ntah knapa buku ini nyangkut banget di otak. Well, finger cross, moga aja menang….

Well, bagaimana dengan kalian. Apa Wishful Wednesday -mu?

“Yours, everything I am…yours.”

 

 

 

 

Water Bound by Christine Feehan

Off the shores of Sea Haven, a beautiful diver rescues a man from drowning, a man with no memory of who he is-or why he seems to possess the violent instincts of a trained killer. But soon, he and his savior will be engulfed in a storm of dizzying passion and inescapable danger…

Review :

I’ve known Christine Feehan’s books for quite sometimes but never have any motivation to pick one. Despite how popular her Carpathians are, they didn’t interest me. I’ve got this book by bargain price and I thought “well, let’s try it”. I didn’t have any expectation whatsoever. But after I finished read this book, I immediately put CH in my next author to looking forward.

This book was great. What made it so good wasn’t the storyline (though it was good as well) but the character, specially the heroine. I found her uniqueness was something extraordinary in romance novel. Rikki was a high functioning autism. She was sea urchin diver. She was remarkable woman. Met Lev. The ruthless assassin with only survival instinct to live on. A Man who never felt any emotion toward anyone. This book was about them. About how Lev accepted his feeling for Rikki, and how Rikki adjusted her orderly life for the man she loved.

What I didn’t like? There was suspense theme in this book. A man who tried to killed Rikki and another killer whose job was to “cleans up” Lev. But I felt it was so abruptly solved. Little weird for a suspense reader like me. Another problem was the flowery word which was too much and should CH made it more simple I think the book would be shorter (I found myself skip lot of sentences).

Overall this book worth to read. I enjoyed it a lot. I loved the romance between the Rikki and Lev. And I adored Rikki with all her quirkiness.

Meme : Friday’s Recommendation

Hello Friday!!!

Untuk post kali ini saya  mau buat versi bahasa Indonesia (lagi mumet soalnya, males mikir – bolos dulu belajar bahasa inggrisnya).  Dan untuk pertama kalinya saya gabung ikutan Meme yang diselenggarakan oleh blog Ren’s Little Corner dalam acara launching perdana meme blog-nya yaitu Friday’s Recommendation.

Okeh, sekarang mari berbingung-bingung milih buku mana yang mau direkomendasikan. Tadinya mau ngajuin bukunya RL Mathewson, tapi udah pernah saya buat reviewnya di sini. Setelah ditiimbang dan dipikir dengan seksama (haih knapa jadi lebay gini) akhirnya saya putuskan untuk memilih buku-nya Maya Banks yang berjudul The Darkest Hour,buku pertama dari seri KGI.

The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super elite, top secret, family-run business.
Qualifications: High intelligence, rock hard body, military background.
Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering. Handling jobs the US government can’t…

It’s been one year since ex-Navy SEAL Ethan Kelly last saw his wife Rachel alive. Overwhelmed by grief and guilt over his failures as a husband, Ethan shuts himself off from everything and everyone. His brothers have tried to bring Ethan into the KGI fold, tried to break through the barriers he’s built around himself, but Ethan refuses to respond… until he receives anonymous information claiming Rachel is alive. To save her, Ethan will have to dodge bullets, cross a jungle, and risk falling captive to a deadly drug cartel that threatens his own demise. And even if he succeeds, he’ll have to force Rachel to recover memories she can’t and doesn’t want to relive—the minute by minute terror of her darkest hour—for their love, and their lives, may depend on it.

Buku ini genrenya Romantic Suspense. Kenapa saya merekomendasikan buku ini? Soalnya saya penggemar setia seri ini (buku ke-5 baru keluar awal Juli ini). Pertama memutuskan baca ini karena memang sinopsisnya bikin saya penasaran. Waktu itu lagi cari buku yang Hero dan Heroine-nya suami istri dan teman GR merekomendasikan ini. Sebelumnya saya belum pernah baca karya2 Banks, jadi ga “ngeh” kalo dia itu berkutat di genre erotica romance. Tapi tenang, romance-nya cenderung mainstream, not erotica at all (opini saya yah). Setelah baca ini : WOW I LOVE KGI MEN!!!! — yup sy memang penggila tipe hot sexy alpha possesive & protective hero.  But, more than that, the storyline was superb. This was great book

Dari premise ceritanya saja sudah lumayan beda dan unik. Suami yang menerima kabar bahwa  istri yang dikiranya sudah meninggal ternyata masih hidup dan disekap oleh gembong narkoba selama setahun (bayangkan mengira seorang yang kita cintai telah mati ternyata masih hidup). Tapi ceritanya bukan tentang aksi penyelamatan yang dilakukan sang suami, Ethan,  untuk membebaskan istrinya, Rachel (walo adegan-nya juga bikin terharu biru). Ceritanya berkutat pada perjuangan Rachel untuk “kembali” ke kehidupannya dan keteguhan Ethan mendampingi Rachel menghadapi traumanya. Bagaimana Rachel berjuang menemukan bukan saja kekuatannya tapi juga ingatannya (tenang, ga ada cerita amnesia kayak sinetron ala indonesia di sini, tapi memang ada beberapa memori yang hilang), dan bagaimana Ethan menebus rasa bersalahnya (spoiler alert…sebelum Rachel “divonis” meninggal hubungan mereka berdua sudah sangat buruk, dan Ethan melakukan sesuatu hal yang sangat menyakitkan kepada rachel, Kata2 dan perbuatan terakhirnya  itu menjadi beban dosa bagi Ethan karena dia mengira tidak akan ada kesempatan untuk menebus kesalahannya pada Rachel dan mengakui bahwa dia sebenarnya masih sangat mencintai istrinya. Dan waktu dia tahu istrinya masih hidup…well that was freaking miracle of second chance).

Di buku ini kita bisa melihat kerapuhan Ethan. Bagaimana sosok lelaki yang kuat ternyata bisa menumpahkan air matanya. Bagaimana Ethan, from being the douche bag, become the caring husband. Tidak lupa juga kehadiran keluarga Kelly memperindah cerita di buku ini. Saya paling suka unsur keakraban keluarga ditonjolkan di suatu cerita. Dan keluarga Kelly (ayah,ibu,5 saudara laki2, dan teman2 keluarga) merupakan gambaran keluarga yang sangat menyenangkan. Support dan kasih sayang keluarga Kelly yang luar biasa membuat saya juga jatuh hati dengan keluarga itu.

Buku ini  nuansa suspense-nya  kurang menonjol (jangan bandingkan dengan I-Team-nya Pamela Clare sang jawara suspense ato Karen Rose yang sangat berat dengan thrillernya),  tapi memang saya penggemar romance bukan penggemar suspense.  Seperti juga yang saya tulis bahwa romancenya cenderung mainstream, saya sebenernya berharap lebih “steamy” di bagian romance.  Tapi yang bikin saya makin suka adalah buku ini bagian dari serial, jadi di buku2 selanjutnya saya bisa tahu sedikit kehidupan mereka setelahnya, bahkan Maya Banks berencana membuat short stories tentang pasangan ini (ga sabar ingin baca!!!).  Saya sudah baca sampai buku ke-5 dan pasangan ini tetap yang paling favorit. Semoga saja bisa diterbitkan di sini (pasti beli deh).

“She laid her head against his collarbone, and he kissed her temple. To her shock, she felt a shudder roll through his body about the same time she registered wetness against her skin. Tears. His tears.
She started to turn around, but he tightened his grip.
“Stay,” he said in a choked voice. “Just let me hold you, baby. Just let me hold you.”

Happy reading fellas!!

Adhiez

More Than Erotica (Romance)

Title : Seven Day Loan

Author : Tffany Reisz

Published : November 2010

Format : e-book (35 pages, short story)

Summary :

A trained submissive, Eleanor will do whatever her master commands…even spend a week with a stranger. Daniel has been a recluse since his wife’s death, and Eleanor’s lover thinks spending time with her will be therapeutic–especially since Daniel is also a Dom.

Despite her defiant streak, Eleanor can’t resist giving in to Daniel’s erotic demands. But while she’ll let him have her body, she’s determined to keep a guard around her heart. Even if Daniel wants to make Eleanor his permanently….

 

Review :

5 stars

Wow. Amazed at myself that I gave 5 star for this great short novella.

I got this book courtesy of netgalley, and I was glad when GR friend mentioned this author, because now I am in like with the characters.

Meet Nora, the submissive whom being lent out by her master to Daniel, a widower whose still grieving from his wife death and trying to back out in the world after being hermit for more than 3 years. This is a story about Nora and Daniel. Their sweet little heaven of 7 days time.

My impression when I read the first page : what the hell?
half the story : oh so sweet
end of story : what the hell?

I didn’t particularly like BDSM theme. But, the story is more than just kinky sex and bdsm lifestyle. It was more than erotica romance (I was seriously doubt to called it romance – it was more like erotica literature). No HEA – which was the law of romancelandia, except you read the extra story about Daniel (again, I wasn’t comfortable to called Daniel as the Hero)  in the author blog.

This is remarkable storytelling. The bdsm theme wasn’t something deliberately exploited. Somehow it didn’t disgusted me at all, in fact I found a beauty in it (which was confusing me). Well, it’s hard to describe this one, just let me tell you : it was simply a great short story.