Tori’s Best Reads for 2014

Per usual, I had a hard time picking out just a few books that blew me away this year. I LOVED THEM ALL!!! Well, most of them. My qualifications for bestest book EVAH isn’t flawless writing, intense subject matter, or where they fall on best selling lists, but rather the emotions they invoke in me […]

Weekly Wrap-Up

This week at Smexy… A review – Revenant by Larissa Ione (paranormal/tori) B+ review – The Lover’s Knot by Erin Satie (historical/mandi) B+ review – Shadowed Heart by Laura Florand (contemporary/mandi) B review – Gunpowder Alchemy by Jeannie Lin (steampunk/tori) B review – A Secret to Die For by Sierra Dean (paranormal/tori) B review – […]

Smexy’s Top Ten – Ho Ho Ho

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 10. This is our last Top Ten list until 2015! I think. I currently have nothing planned to post on Friday 12/26. Maybe if I can find my way out of the discarded wrapping paper and my drunken eggnog haze I’ll post. (I won’t). 9. Book news: I found out this week that Hachette is […]

Review: The Lover’s Knot by Erin Satie

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The Lover’s Knot by Erin Satie (No Better Angels #2) Released: December 2014 Historical Romance Self Published Reviewed by Mandi It’s sad to say, but I find it hard to find historical author voices I like these days. I have a small, select few I turn to. This blurb caught my attention though, and I […]

Review: I’ve Got My Duke to Keep Me Warm by Kelly Bowen

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I’ve Got My Duke to Keep Me Warm by Kelly Bowen (The Lords of Worth #1) Released: December 16, 2014 Historical Romance Forever Reviewed by May Jamie Montcrief isn’t a duke, but he is the eldest (bastard) son of one who was raised and loved by his father. So when Gisele Whitby stumbles across him in […]

Review and Giveaway: Revenant by Larissa Ione

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Revenant (Lords of Deliverance, #6) by Larissa Iona Paranormal Romance Paperback, 400 Pages December 16, 2014 Grand Central Publishing Reviewed by Tori Favorite Quote: “That big fallen angel asshole is here to see you again…is he single?”   HELL HATH NO FURY . . . For five thousand years, Revenant believed he was alone in […]

Review: Getting Lucky by Beth Bolden

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Getting Lucky by Beth Bolden Contemporary Romance Released: December 1, 2014 Self Published Reviewed by Mandi Last year I read the very charming The Lucky Charm so I was happy to try anther book from this author. While our hero Noah plays for the professional baseball team, The Pioneers (same team as in book one), […]

Review: Foundation of Trust by A.M. Arthur

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Foundation of Trust (Cost of Repairs, #5) by A.M. Arthur M/M Contemporary Romance E book, 239 pages October 21, 2014 Samhain Publishing Reviewed by Tori Favorite Quote: Words only go so far in a relationship. David Weller had it all four years ago. A loving partner, a great job, and a wonderful life, until he […]

Review: A Secret To Die For by Sierra Dean

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A Secret To Die For (Secret McQueen, #8) by Sierra Dean Urban Fantasy E book December 16, 2014 Samhain Review by Tori Favorite Quote: Death, like gravity, is inevitable. Secret McQueen may have thought the worst was over but she should have known better. Her arrival back to New York is heralded by flames as […]