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Secrets Volume 29 Indulge Your Fantasies - by Nathalie Gray, Nicole North, Dominique Sinclair, Saskia Walker

 
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Chimera by Nathalie Gray


All warfare is based on deception

               —Sun Tzu’s Art of war

 From the overcrowded slums of a future Earth, he rose as the perfect tool of lethal justice and deception. Cold and stoical by choice, alone by circumstances, he will neutralize any and all threat to his client then move on. Blunt, direct. Nothing personal. But when his next assignment involves a popular politician who’s as smart as she’s attractive, the greatest betrayal would be to deny his heart.

 

To my readers Chimera is about the forbidden fruit, that minute of intimacy carved from danger, that stolen glance and stubborn hope it’s going to be all right as the enemy reloads its guns. All of which are bigger than yours. Chimera is love in the face of bullets. But primarily, it’s the story of a woman who shares her sanctuary while the man she loves shares his wounded soul.

 

Edge by Dominique Sinclair

 

The search for the truth leads to the edge of danger, revenge and love… A beautiful hellion, the first woman trained by the Department of International Intelligence, Catlina Demarco left her life without so much as a goodbye. Deep in Mexico, she’s close to finding the man who can give her the truth of her past, or kill her.

Agent Noah Tyler, Cat’s former partner and lover, is the last man she expects to show up with handcuffs and intent to bring her back to headquarters. No one has ever left the agency alive, Cat’s no exception.  Only she refuses to go anywhere with Noah, he betrayed her trust. Forced into the jungle by three armed banderos, Cat finds her and Noah once again working as partners, their thoughts as one, their bodies craving, their goals conflicting.

Hot, angry and infuriated, Catalina must rid herself of Noah Tyler before everything is lost, including her heart.

 

To my readers I’ve fallen in love with every hero I’ve written about and my, oh, my, Noah Tyler is no exception. Sexy, strong and packing more than just a powerful gun, Noah is a true hero. And every great hero needs a woman to complete him. I didn’t make it easy on Noah; I gave him a beautiful hellion to test his patience, to challenge his mind, to arouse his body to point of madness. I love Catalina, her strengths, her weakness, her kick ass self. I see beauty in the love I have brought to her on a dangerous path.

I hope you, too, fall in love along Noah and Cat’s journey.

Love,

Dominique

 

Beast in a Kilt by Nicole North

 

Scottish lady Catriona MacCain has loved Torr Blackburn, a fierce Highland warrior, since she was a young lass, but Torr only sees Catriona as his best friend’s little sister. When Catriona’s family promises her in marriage to a detestable chieftain, she desperately needs Torr to save her from a fate worse than death. But Torr is under the spell of a witch of the dark arts and is cursed to spend his nights as a kelpie water demon. He doesn’t believe himself worthy of the virginal Lady Catriona. However, she is determined to seduce Torr and claim him… body, heart and soul, if only they can banish the curse and defeat the enemies who have vowed to possess and enslave them both.

 

To my readers: I’m in love with Scotland and those hot hunks in kilts who are equally capable on the battlefield or in bed. Find out what happens when a virginal lady seduces the cursed Highlander she’s been in love with since childhood. Will she claim his body as well as his heart and destroy the curse which imprisons him? I hope you enjoy Beast in a Kilt, the second in my kilted shape shifter series for Red Sage, the first being Devil in a Kilt in Secrets, Volume 27.

I dedicate this story and all the others to my wonderful husband, who endlessly supports and encourages me. I couldn’t have done it without you.


Sweet-talking the Opposition by Saskia Walker

 

London-based journalist, Eliza Jameson, is on assignment on a luxurious Rhine river cruiser when she finds the perfect distraction on board — old flame, Marcus Weston. But Eliza came dangerously close to falling for Marcus last time around, and in order to play him at his own game, she decides to call the shots. Meanwhile, Marcus has his own agenda. In the ensuing battle, who will end up on top?

 

Dear Reader, when these two characters decided to take up residence in my imagination I thought they were perfect for each other, but they had other ideas. They just wanted a quick fling, but I wasn’t going to let them get away with it. I decided to trap them together on a boat, for a week, to see what happened. I had such a lot of fun watching as Marcus and Eliza’s story unfolded, and I hope you do too! 

ISBN: 9781603100090 1603100091 Publication Date: 07/25/2010

Review: Beast in a Kilt (Nicole North)

Beast in a Kilt
by Nicole North
from Red Sage Secrets, Vol. 29

Genre: Historical Erotic Romance Novella (Scottish/Shapeshifter)
Publisher: Red Sage

What I Liked:
After reading Nicole North's first historical erotic romance novella (also a Scottish/Shapeshifter book), Kilted Lover, and enjoying it, I was thrilled to hear that her next book had come out. So I immediately bought it. Given the fact that sequels usually disappoint me (I'm looking at you, Legally Blonde, X-Men, George Lucas, Matrix, Pirates of the Carribean... okay, I have to stop somewhere, but I could really go on and on and on... Disney... okay, I'm back), I was leery of this sequel. First of all, I'm not super crazy about the time-travel elements (which this story did not have), although I thought she handled that element in her first book better than most. And second, my fear of sub-par sequels nearly kept me from buying this book.

It would have been a shame if it had. I actually thought this book was better than the first. It had all the elements of the first story that I loved: the sensuality in addition to the hot sex, a really fantastic alpha hero, and of course the Scottish Highlands. There is something magical about the way Nicole North writes erotic romance relationships. Whatever magic wand she's got in her head to make it work, she Tim-Gunn's it right out of the park. She manages to make each sex scene absolutely vital to the progression of the relationship while also integrating important character development into the non-sensual parts of the book.

With erotic romance on everyone's radar now, I wouldn't be surprised to see Nicole North on the list of authors who have won an erotic romance RITA when RWA finally adds that category. She is an excellent writer, and I hope she writes many more of these Scottish Shapeshifter erotic romances in the future.

Book Blurb:
Scottish lady Catriona MacCain has loved Torr Blackburn, a fierce Highland warrior, since she was a young lass, but Torr only sees Catriona as his best friend’s little sister. When Catriona’s family promises her in marriage to a detestable chieftain, she desperately needs Torr to save her from a fate worse than death.

But Torr is under the spell of a witch of the dark arts and is cursed to spend his nights as a kelpie water demon. He doesn’t believe himself worthy of the virginal Lady Catriona. However, she is determined to seduce Torr and claim him… body, heart and soul, if only they can banish the curse and defeat the enemies who have vowed to possess and enslave them both.

 

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SECRETS VOLUME 29 INDULGE YOUR FANTASIES


by Nathalie Gray, Nicole North, Dominique Sinclair, Saskia Walker

Genre: Anthology, Erotic Romance, Erotic Fiction

 

RT Rating

 

Four sizzling, erotic tales take you from the past to the future. Each unique story features memorable characters, conflict and tangible passion. This highly anticipated antho- logy is a great add to your collection.
 

In “Sweet-Talking the Opposition” by Saskia Walker, London journalist Eliza Jameson runs into an old flame. This time she plans to call the shots, but Marcus has his own agenda. On a future Earth, Nathalie Gray’s “Chimera” is the perfect killing tool. But his assignment involves a beautiful politician who he can’t resist. In “Edge” by Dominique Sinclair, former agent Catalina is in Mexico looking for a killer. Her ex-partner Noah shows up with handcuffs to bring her back to the agency. Torr, a fierce Highland warrior, is under the spell of a witch in “Beast in a Kilt” by Nicole North. Though she’s promised to a chieftain, Catriona has loved Torr since childhood. Catriona wants to seduce Torr and help him banish his curse.

 

RED SAGE, Jul., 320 pp., $12.99

 

Reviewed By: Gail Pruszkowski


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AUTHOR:

Nicole North, Nathalie Gray, Saskia Walker and Dominique Sinclair


TITLE: Secrets
BLURB:

Beast in a Kilt by Nicole North

 

Can her love break his curse? Scottish lady Catriona MacCain has loved Torr Blackburn, a fierce Highland warrior, since she was a young lass, but Torr only sees Catriona as his best friend's little sister. When Catriona's family promises her in marriage to a detestable chieftain, she desperately needs Torr to save her from a fate worse than death. But Torr is under the spell of a witch of the dark arts and is cursed to spend his nights as a kelpie water demon.

 

He doesn't believe himself worthy of the virginal Lady Catriona. However, she is determined to seduce Torr and claim him. body, heart and soul, if only they can banish the curse and defeat the enemies who have vowed to possess and enslave them both.

 

Chimera by Nathalie Gray

 

All warfare is based on deception - Sun Tzu's Art of war From the overcrowded slums of a future Earth, he rose as the perfect tool of lethal justice and deception. Cold and stoical by choice, alone by circumstances, he will neutralize any and all threat to his client then move on. Blunt, direct. Nothing personal. But when his next assignment involves a popular politician who's as smart as she's attractive, the greatest betrayal would be to deny his heart.

 

Edge by Dominique Sinclair

 

The search for the truth leads to the edge of danger, revenge and love. A beautiful hellion, the first woman trained by the Department of International Intelligence, Catlina Demarco left her life without so much as a goodbye. Deep in Mexico, she's close to finding the man who can give her the truth of her past, or kill her.

 

Agent Noah Tyler, Cat's former partner and lover, is the last man she expects to show up with handcuffs and intent to bring her back to headquarters. No one has ever left the agency alive, Cat's no exception. Only she refuses to go anywhere with Noah, he betrayed her trust. Forced into the jungle by three armed banderos, Cat finds her and Noah once again working as partners, their thoughts as one, their bodies craving, their goals conflicting.

 

Hot, angry and infuriated, Catalina must rid herself of Noah Tyler before everything is lost, including her heart.

 

Sweet-talking the Opposition by Saskia Walker

 

London-based journalist, Eliza Jameson, is on assignment on a luxurious Rhine river cruiser when she finds the perfect distraction on board - old flame, Marcus Weston. But Eliza came dangerously close to falling for Marcus last time around, and in order to play him at his own game, she decides to call the shots. Meanwhile, Marcus has his own agenda. In the ensuing battle, who will end up on top



PUBLISHER:

Red Sage Press


GENRE:

Romance


REVIEWS:

Secrets Volume 29 Indulge Your Fantasies is 4 novellas that are all hot reads in their own rights. In Sweet Talking the Opposition, Eliza sets out to make a point on her own terms. In Chimera, Selene falls for her quiet sentinel Perseus and finds that one person in whom she can trust and give up control to. In Edge, Cat finds a way to forgive and let's herself love Noah. In Beast in a Kilt, Catriona takes matters into her own hands and proves to Torr love can overcome anything. The female characters are all strong will women. Who can stand up when needed and let their partners take over. I was pulled into each story very quickly and loved every minute. Would love to see these authors try writing full length novels very well written ladies!

Reviewed by Kitty

5 Divas

 

Normally, I don't like short stories because too often they don't give you enough meat to enjoy the stories. I was very happily surprised! Each of the stories captured you from the first few pages and kept you interested to the very end. I even cheered at the end of the first story with Eliza! I think people were looking at me funny since I was reading it in my car at lunch time!( lol ) I controlled myself a little better with the second and third story and only told the characters when they were doing something stupid. This book gives you a good mix of stories from differnt genres from present day, Science Fiction, and Victorian. There is a good blend of spice mixed with a meaty story!

Reviewed by Wicked
5 Divas

Sweet-talking the Opposition by Saskia Walker

 

Two journalists with a past evening of passion, meet unexpectedly on a new cruise line they are both assigned to for the maiden voyage. He has a reputation of a "Love them and Leave them". She hasn't thought of another man since their one night together. She sets out to take control and tame him. Realizing she can't, she leaves the cruise early to go back home. He realizes his mistake and follows her.This story was a pleasant sweet romance. Very predictable and there were a couple of times that I had to make myself keep reading. Had a good ending which made reading the book worth the effort.

 

Chimera by Nathalie Gray

 

In a futuristic setting, a young politician is battling for an elected position of multiple worlds. Bringing fair sanctions and rights to her home planet is her goal in life as it was for her parents before her. With bodyguards protecting her, she escapes multiple try to end her life. Her personal bodyguard knows she is important to the planet, and she has become important to him. Unknown to him, she has become attached to him. With several reasons keeping them apart the sexual tension builds thru the book. Futuristic books are not my favorite, but this one held my attention. The tension between them that the author produced palpable. It was an easy quick read and enjoyable.

 

Edge by Dominique Sinclair

 

She escaped the agency over a year ago, leaving behind the love of her life. So, she could hunt down. The monster that killed her mother. The monster also happened to be her biological father. When the agency told him, He needed to find her and bring her back in. He was none too happy to have to track down his former lover. When he finds her the sparks fly, they still love each other but are too stubborn and not admit it. I liked this book… action, adventure and a fast paced read. The author has done an excellent job making you feel like you're as sweaty as they are living in the jungle.

 

Beast in a Kilt by Nicole North

 

This was my favorite book out of the four stories. Childhood friends cursed by a dark witch, unknown to them; the only way to break the spell is for each of the three men to find their true love.. Catriona has been promised to a man thrice her age, Her brother, chieftain of the household is only one that can get her out of this arrangement. He is hiding because of the curse he bears. Since childhood she has always known that her brother's best friend, Now also cursed, is who she wants to marry. Convincing him that admitting that he loves her will break the curse is tougher than she thought. Finding her brother in time to call off the wedding, is not possible…. This had the sexual tension that kept you engaged in the story, an easy fluid read and well written.

Reviewed by SubPage
3.5 Divas

This book was awesome. I feel guilty for not reading it as soon as I got it. The books contained within this novel just got better and better.

 

Sweet-Talking the Opposition by Saskia Walker

 

Damn looking for a relaxing cruise and an introduction to a new job she finds herself face to face with an old lover. Eliza decides that she has had enough of being hurt and wants to turn the table and teach Marcus a lesson in feelings. This decidedly back fires and the sex that follows is out of this world. Who is teaching who? The relationship between these two show how a wonderful growing and sexually fulfilling relationship can be. The sex scenes in this book are wonderful and beautifully written. I recommend this author and will be keeping an eye out for her books.

 

Chimera by Nathalie Grey

 

From the first page you could tell that the relationship between Selene and her bodyguard Agent Corinth (aka Perseus) was going to end in explosive mind numbing sex. The pressure of being her bodyguard and having to withstand her little touches without reacting were going to end on this trip. I want this man he is hot. From the description of this man the author created the man every woman wants protecting them. How could you not want this man, he would willingly die for you and then after everything they go through he came back for more…*sigh*…yum yum

 

Edge by Dominque Sinclair

 

Handcuffs and the forest how can you go wrong. All she wanted was to find her Father, and in steps her previous partner and lover Noah. Damn this is not going to work out as she expected. Catalina must work out how she is going to get out of being taken back after going awol from her team and walking away from her lover and also fulfil the need to meet her dad. The verbal play between Catalina and Noah results in a Climatic scene and she has to work to get past the betrayal that she has felt. Well written book and really enjoyable read. Will be looking up this author.

 

Beast in a Kilt by Nicole North

 

OMG this is a story I could read and re read. The sensual play between Catriona and Torr was amazing. Catriona has wanted Torr for such a long time and will no longer be denied and he is not even her betrothed. After trying to rescue her brother from his curse she in turn manages to free Torr from his curse. I can honestly say that I will be looking up more books from this author. Well worth the read and an awesome book to play with!!!

 

All in all I loved this book. It started with a slow burn and then got to completely orgasmic. I am tonight going to be looking up the other Secrets Books on amazon. Thank you so much for introducing me.

Reviewed by Noushie
5 Divas

Secrets are an interesting volume with different genres to keep each person happy. This is the first Secrets, I have read and am looking forward to reading both before released volumes and future ones.

Reviewed by Jordan Honey
4 Divas

DIVA RATING: 4.5 Divas
HEAT RATING:Blaze


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Review of Secrets Volume 29

Title: Secrets Volume 29
Authors: Nathalie Gray, Nicole North, Dominique Sinclair, Saskia Walker
Source: NetGalley
Genre: Romance – Sci-Fi, Suspense, Paranormal, Contemporary
Format: ebook - 365 pages


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Review

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chimera by Nathalie Gray

From the overcrowded slums of a future Earth, he rose as the perfect tool of lethal justice and deception. Cold and stoical by choice, alone by circumstances, he will neutralize any and all threat to his client then move on. Blunt, direct. Nothing personal. But when his next assignment involves a popular politician who’s as smart as she’s attractive, the greatest betrayal would be to deny his heart.

I think the author was torn between writing a short story versus a longer one. The world she built was amazing but took up too many of the pages that I wished would have been spent on the wonderful relationship between the lovers. They were such wonderful characters and I wanted to get to know them better. I would have loved to have seen more dialogue between them, but you could definitely feel the emotions!


Edge by Dominique Sinclair

The search for the truth leads to the edge of danger, revenge and love… A beautiful hellion, the first woman trained by the Department of International Intelligence, Catlina Demarco left her life without so much as a goodbye. Deep in Mexico, she’s close to finding the man who can give her the truth of her past, or kill her.
Agent Noah Tyler, Cat’s former partner and lover, is the last man she expects to show up with handcuffs and intent to bring her back to headquarters. No one has ever left the agency alive, Cat’s no exception. Only she refuses to go anywhere with Noah, he betrayed her trust. Forced into the jungle by three armed banderos, Cat finds her and Noah once again working as partners, their thoughts as one, their bodies craving, their goals conflicting.
Hot, angry and infuriated, Catalina must rid herself of Noah Tyler before everything is lost, including her heart.

This wasn’t as much of a romance. The characters were just fighting with each other too much for my tastes. It was certainly interesting and well written if you enjoy suspenseful stories.

Beast in a Kilt by Nicole North

Scottish lady Catriona MacCain has loved Torr Blackburn, a fierce Highland warrior, since she was a young lass, but Torr only sees Catriona as his best friend’s little sister. When Catriona’s family promises her in marriage to a detestable chieftain, she desperately needs Torr to save her from a fate worse than death. But Torr is under the spell of a witch of the dark arts and is cursed to spend his nights as a kelpie water demon. He doesn’t believe himself worthy of the virginal Lady Catriona. However, she is determined to seduce Torr and claim him… body, heart and soul, if only they can banish the curse and defeat the enemies who have vowed to possess and enslave them both.

I really enjoyed this story and liked the author’s style of writing. It was very romantic. I loved the world she built for them. I also really enjoyed both of the characters.

Sweet-talking the Opposition by Saskia Walker

London-based journalist, Eliza Jameson, is on assignment on a luxurious Rhine river cruiser when she finds the perfect distraction on board — old flame, Marcus Weston. But Eliza came dangerously close to falling for Marcus last time around, and in order to play him at his own game, she decides to call the shots. Meanwhile, Marcus has his own agenda. In the ensuing battle, who will end up on top?

I loved both of the characters in this steamy romance. I also loved how the author spread out the description of the steamy scenes so it almost seemed like they were doing something different each time. What a thrill! Interesting story and a real treat to watch him come to his senses. After reading her story, I bought her book of erotic shorts “Unleashed” which I am thoroughly enjoying!

 

 

 

 

 

2 comments:

Laurie (BittenbyParanormalRomance) said...

Great review Kris. I like reading these not so much because of the stories thats in them, but its a good way to get a fell on how an authors writes, that way you know if you'll like them or not.

Kris said...

Thanks! I love shorts and finding new authors so these are perfect!

 
 
 
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