The things I have a soft spot for are countless. There’s the contented purring of our 18-year old cat, my hubby’s sweet smile, chocolate (in all sorts and sizes), my hubby doing his sit-ups and pushups before bedtime in his boxer briefs *sigh*, the feeling of snowflakes on my skin, the playful twinkle in my hubby’s eyes, surprise parties, my hubby rubbing my feet… You see the theme here *grin*? I could go on and on, but before you start to dislike my hubby, I’ll cut it short.
From today I want to share what touched my book related soft spot on a weekly base with you. And my book related SS is most definitely touched by certain book covers, excerpts and to a lesser extent back blurbs.
I wanna try to do this weekly so I can keep track of those irresistible and interesting books that touched my SS one way or the other.
I’ll keep it short this week.
I saw a lot of interesting books while doing my blog rounds, but there were two books especially that touched my soft spot in a way that makes me running to the ebookstore. They both proof how much of a cover hussy I am…
The first of them is The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter. I’m probably the only Romblogger who hadn’t heard of the Lords Of The Underworld series, of which this book is a part. I wanted to try to read some fantasy or paranormal romances and Leontine immediately offered to send me some of her fave books. This is one of the first-in-series-books she emailed me about. And I admit it… the cover immediately gripped me!! WOW, it’s so beautiful and sexy!
Bound by the demon of Doubt, Sabin unintentionally destroys even the most confident of lovers. So the immortal warrior spends his time on the battlefield instead of the bedroom, victory his only concern... until he meets Gwendolyn the Timid. One taste of the beautiful redhead, and he craves more.
Gwen, an immortal herself, always thought she'd fall for a kind human who wouldn't rouse her darker side. But when Sabin frees her from prison, battling their enemies for the claim to Pandora's box turns out to be nothing compared to the battle Sabin and Gwen will wage against love....
I must say that the Back Blurb and the excerpt I read at BooksonBoard were (or are) some sort of Chinese for me, but they also got me intrigued. So yeah, I’m going to give this book a try.
But I could use some cheering from you gals though :)
The second one is a book I’ve been jonesing for: Never Say Never by Jenna Byrnes. It’s the second book in the Rose & Thorn Society series, but it’s a standalone. I’ve read the first book, Switching Seth, and did really enjoy that. I did a review on that one.
Book two in the Rose and Thorn Society Series
When Adam Reeve is drawn into the world of D/s he couldn't be happier - until his old lover returns, shocked to see Adam collared and vowing to win him back.
Adam Reeve can't keep his eyes, or his hands, off the sexy new stud working out at Full Throttle Fitness. Adam's policy is not to jeopardise his job by having flings with clients, but tall and gorgeous Nick is too hard to resist. Plus, it's been a serious dry spell since Adam's long-time love, Mitch Silver, callously walked out on him.
Nicolas Fontana is instantly captivated by the handsome personal trainer, sweet talking his way into Adam's bed and his heart. He doesn't tell his new love about his desire to dominate. Instead, he takes things slow, leading the less experienced man down the D/s path Nick craves.
Mitch returns with thoughts of reclaiming Adam. He's amazed and surprised by the changes in his old lover's life. Sure, Nick is handsome and definitely hot. But Miguel would never let anyone dominate him. Never.
Reader Advisory: This book contains explicit scenes of m/m intimacy, ménage, D/s, spanking and voyeurism.
Publisher Note: The stories in this series are linked solely by theme. Each story can be read on it's own and the stories can be read in any order.
I can’t find an excerpt of this second book, so I’m gonna treat you with the first paragraphs of the first book, Switching Seth. Be warned though, this opening of the book is really, really hot and involves bdsm. So please stop reading if you don’t want to be confronted with that!
Short Excerpt from Switching Seth:I’m off to the ebookshops now before calling it a night!
The blindfold blocked the light of the bright, white room. Seth Carter found comfort and, in a strange way, security in the darkness. He tugged one of his wrists, but the halfhearted attempt was futile. Both hands were bound with nylon rope strung above his head. His thighs were cuffed, a spreader bar holding them wide apart. His feet were free, but the cool metal rod ensured a stance so wide, he wasn’t going anywhere. Excitement fluttered in his stomach.
He’d watched as the cuffs were fitted on his legs. Great care had ensured the perfect width spreader had been chosen. Seth had willingly extended his hands so rope could be knotted around them before they were pulled high into the air. Observing the bondage was part of the thrill. His c**k had been erect, leaking pre-cum, by the time the blindfold appeared.