Category Archives: Interesting Reads

Chris Genovese: Expect the Unexpected!


Chris Genovese takes HOA associations and sexual appetites to a whole new level. He challenges traditional sexuality and bolsters a whole new plater of thought dealing with sexual freedom. The evolution of needing to belong to a community, no matter the risks and rules makes E. Mayberry the neighborhood which appeals to the those who did not come from the Beaver Cleaver style upbringings. It plays well into societal vulnerabilities. In the tradition of Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” or Richard Connell’s “A Most Dangerous Game,” the Harvest Festival appears to be one thing but turns out to be another.

Genovese has a gift in showing a story and weaving in the deeper themes in a subtle manner. The satirical side of E. Mayberry is fantastic, juxtaposed to Andy Griffith’s version, which also jabs at everything not being what it seemed in even the most traditional of neighborhoods. Now, I could totally be nerding it up here and reading way to much into this, but Genovese digs beyond the erotica and delivers the total package of voice, plot twists, character development, and a touch of Hitchcock all in one fabulous prose work!


Author Bio for Chris Genovese:

Chris Genovese is a romance author. Okay…naughty and wild romance but still romance…why am I writing this in third person? I’m talking about me! How egotistical am I? Geez.

I’m just an average guy. I’m a father of four, a devoted husband, and I absolutely love and cherish my readers, fans, and friends. When I’m not busy having writers’ ADD, meaning I can’t stay focused on one story idea


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Author Bio for Carver Pike (Genovese’s dark alter ego!)

Carver Pike is the darker, more twisted alter ego of erotica writer Chris Genovese. Where Chris tends to write erotic comedies, poetry, and other fun but sexy tales, Carver likes to stick a knife in it and wiggle it around. If you’re looking for horror and dark fantasy with an erotic twist, you’ve come to the right man. Who knew scary could be so sexy?

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Temptation — J.D. Hawkins hits the hipster market!


J.D. Hawkins dabbles in the world of corporate BS meets the façade of the hipster culture. He greets his audience with the return of Wyatt from his lavish life of excess in New York and blends him into the hipster culture of the Los Angeles scene. Wyatt isn’t naïve to the ways of Southern California as this is a return of the king vibe within his family and close friends setting.

Hawkins brings to life the trope of familiarity sometimes blinds what has been in front of you the whole time. Wyatt recognizes his fate when he begins to work side by side with Melina, the quiet often overlooked family friend. Hawkins has a knack for bringing to life the underdog and allowing them to bloom while taming the alpha. In Temptation, the hint of reformed alphas and their leading ladies make a welcome appearance. The brilliant weave of old characters into the new future of Wyatt and Melina’s lives is well done. Through dynamic characterization, Hawkins also provides a beautiful growth mindset, allowing his characters to move seamlessly through change, rebuilding, and spreading their wings to see the future through a new lens. Temptation is well worth the click!


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“J.D. Hawkins’ Temptation is a swoon-worthy friends-to-lovers story that is emotionally satisfying, heartwarmingly romantic and fan-yourself-worthy hot.” Mary Dube at USA Today’s HEA


✔️Sexy Playboy
✔️Nerdy Girl
✔️One Large Bed

I’m used to taking what I want, being the best at what I do. During the day, I make big bucks as New York’s premier consultant. At night, I can get any girl I lay my eyes on. I thought this life was what I wanted: working hard and playing harder–with penthouse apartments, luxury cars and bottle service every weekend. After six years in the city, I know I’ve been living like a monster for too long. I need to get my act together. I need to find something real. I need to come home.

LA means family and a fresh start. My parents and my friends who are close enough to be siblings.

And Melina.

Melina is nerdy smart, with a challenging sense of humor and legs for miles. It’s so hard to describe her…enigmatically beautiful. I’m sure there’s a word for it in French. But I know there’s a naughty girl hiding behind that shy smile that I’m dying to drag out.

There was always something between us. I never forgot her laugh, never could get her off my mind. Nobody ever seemed to notice how my body would react when I was near Melina, how much more focused I became—maybe not even Melina herself. But this time it’s different.

The more time we spend together, the more I wonder if there was something there all along. After so long in the fast lane, I don’t know if I can handle settling down. But seeing Melina’s passion, I’m tempted beyond belief.

I have to admit it: this temptation is impossible to resist.

Angel of Mine – A Heavenly Read

When Zane Michaelson first asked me to take a look at the cover for Angel of Mine, I examined each detail with the same literary skills as I do the written word. This cover speaks of good and evil, Heaven and Hell, protection and grief, ethereal entities, and the darkness nobody escapes in life. This all transcends and morphs into the world of Gabriella and Angelo.

Michaelson creates their world through the dynamic characterization of Gabriella and Angelo in a timeless stream of events which parallel multiple ideologies and turns traditional into a thought-provoking tale. He masterfully entwines the deadly sins and weaves the virtues through his tactful prose. Angel of Mine is a work of art from the outside cover to the sheets which lie between. The labor of dried ink and depth of thought from this world to beyond is evident in this incredible journey taken by both Gabriella and Angelo.  Angel of Mine is a must read!

By Zane Michaelson
Releasing via Happy Ever After Publishing
on 1st of October 2018

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* ˚🔥Blurb
All Ella Montgomery had ever wanted was to fall in love and marry the perfect man.

One day, and when least expected, she encounters, Angelo, a handsome stranger.

Falling head over heels in love with him, she can’t believe her luck.

Are her wildest dreams about to come true?

Initially swept away by their whirlwind romance, it isn’t long before strange occurrences force Ella to question who Angelo truly is.

Where does he come from?

Are his motives pure?

Is he really in love with her?

Nothing could prepare Ella for the truth.

Angel of Mine will take you on true love’s ultimate journey – from happiness to heartbreak and back again.



Shen’s Dirty Headlines is simply BRILLIANT!


One simple word: B-R-I-L-L-I-A-N-T with Mr. Laurent taking his place among Shen’s Alphaholes! Jude may have taken first place among the female sassholes who can dish it out and then some. L.J. Shen writes the tango between Celian and Jude with such craft and eloquence the reader pulsates with each step and drowns as the dance sequences move breathlessly throughout the tale. Kudos to Shen with another fabulous anti-hero who you can’t help falling in love with as the heroine snaps him into shape.


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“Dirty Headlines is a fantastic enemies-to-lovers office romance with a perfect, filthy jerk hero that I wish I’d written myself.” – Laurelin Paige, New York Times bestselling author.

From bestselling author L.J. Shen, comes a new standalone, enemies-to-lovers romance.

Célian Laurent.
Manhattan royalty.
Notorious playboy.
Heir to a media empire.
…And my new boss.

I could have impressed him, if not for last month’s unforgettable one-night stand.
I left it with more than orgasms and a pleasant memory–namely, his wallet.
Now he’s staring me down like I’m the dirt under his Italian loafers, and I’m supposed to take it.
But the thing about being Judith “Jude” Humphry is I have nothing to lose.
Brooklyn girl.
Infamously quirky.
Heir to a stack of medical bills and a tattered couch.
When he looks at me from across the room, I see the glint in his eyes, and that makes us rivals.
He knows it.
So do I.
Every day in the newsroom is a battle.
Every night in his bed, war.
But it’s my heart at stake, and I fear I’ll be raising the white flag.

Cammie takes the boardroom to a whole level!


This hot little novella features Cammie Childs as one determined entrepreneur with a divorce to settle and business to sell. She also finds herself ready to prowl and make good on her carnal desires. However, much to her own surprise, she’s got a lot more steaming up her sheets both in the boardroom and the bedroom.

Zane Michaelson hits the contracts and dots all his i’s and crosses his t’s with this erotic romance adventure with Cammie and her entourage. He hits the ink in all the right places and leaves his dirty marks all in time to make this a mouth-watering M/F hot read.

By Zane Michaelson

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Cammie Childs is a dynamic careerwoman on the brink of divorce.

During a successful business trip to London, she falls into bed with the enigmatic, but egotistical, Zander Shaw.

After a night of wild and passionate sex, they go their separate ways.

For Cammie, their time together meant nothing and was just another part of her sexual reawakening.

Days later, Jensen, a drop-dead gorgeous chauffer, turns up at Cammie’s door with an offer she may not be able to refuse.

Instantly attracted to Jensen, and wanting to see him again, she accepts the mysterious invitation, but who is playing a game with her, and does she have any hope of winning?

This is Book One in a new series of MF novellas

Harvey-Berrick and Reardon score the try!

Jane Harvey-Berrik and Stuart Reardon score the winning try with Nick Renshaw and Dr. Anna Scott’s story in the duet Undefeated and Model Boyfriend. The hard truths of an athlete’s struggle when the end of their career becomes a reality is an excruciating change. The mindset, the physical and emotional changes are most often misunderstand and viewed as a weakness or selfishness. The story is deep and compelling for any athlete and a true testament to finding oneself and the important things in life.

In Undefeated, Harvey-Berrick and Reardon take the reader on a journey through the ugly side of fans, fame, misplaced trust, and injury when playing a competitive sport. The title alone caught me as undefeated has multi meanings within this work. Reardon’s ability to express the psychological changes in an athletes mind when the world is changing around him is superbly told through Nick Renshaw, a professional rugby player living out his dream. When the world begins to change around him he’s sent to sports psychologist doctor Anna Scott. Their story is one of learning to trust, building a friendship, and working through the ups and downs of the professional athlete. It’s truly a beautifully written work with so much depth within the athlete and the struggles most fans and family don’t recognize as part of the formula which makes the athlete whole.

Model Boyfriend is the continued story of what happens after an athlete retires. Nick Renshaw’s a young athlete at the end of a career, which he isn’t mentally ready to give up as it was injuries terms, not his. The scope of the love story with Dr. Scott and Renshaw speaks to both sides of the issue with the frustration of an athlete, and the partner who is left helpless as they come to terms with living life without the sport. Again, the rugby insights are fantastic. The heartfelt frustrations and battles—both internal and external—for Nick Renshaw build the beauty of his dynamic characterization. Dr. Anna Scott is the perfect juxtaposed heroine for Renshaw. She’s smart, patient, and willing to let Renshaw work through his transition, no matter how long he takes. A beautiful duet by Jane Harvey-Berrick and Stuart Reardon.

One of the things that caught my eye with this duet was the rugby aspect. Many of you know my oldest graduated high school and hung up his baseball cleats when he entered college. However, he joined the rugby team. He’s heading into his fifth year of rugby, and I’m still green behind the ears watching it. Stuart Reardon’s rugby scenes were an eye-opener and teaching tool for me as a reader. He explained a knock-on which finally made sense to me! He wrote of the physical rigor, which I already knew from watching, but his words created the depth which made Nick Renshaw the character who brought tears to my eyes as well as made me live the story through Nick’s eyes.

Additionally, my husband was lost when his own football career came to an end. The struggle as he transitioned was difficult. I felt every ounce of Both Nick and Anna’s side of the story in Undefeated and Model Boyfriend as it was all too real and I’ve had to live with that too. Like I said at the opening, they nailed this try in all the ways possible with this duet.

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Stuart is a retired England International Rugby League player whose career spanned 16 years as a professional playing for several top League clubs. He has had several major injuries that nearly ended his career just as in Undefeated, the amazing collaboration with Jane.
Currently, he is a Personal trainer living in Cheshire, UK, and has an online fitness program: Fear Nothing Fitness.

Jane is a best-selling author of compelling, thought-provoking contemporary romances. Her first collaboration with Stuart is UNDEFEATED.
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Forbidden Love Trilogy

The Forbidden Love series is an M/M series with twists and turns which build the dynamic characterization between Matt, Declan, and Jake. Zane Michaelson knows how to keep the plot moving and weave in the dirty details of one’s past while pushing on through the present. Michaelson layers this trilogy with a surface story of a reunion between Matt and Declan, but he’s a clever author who uses his craft to unfold a plot where a past comes to haunt the two, the present continues to separate them (despite their underlying admissions), and an uncertain future wrapped up with Jake caught in the middle. He unravels the chilling details of Matt’s upbringing but uncovers more than just the skeletons of his past in the process.

Michaelson’s stories leave the reader yearning for more of his style with each new release. He has an underlying humor which integrates itself within some of the harshest of scenarios and does nothing to distract from the gravity of the situation. In fact, he is a master at blending these coping mechanisms together to paint the perfect scenario for each situation. He touches lightly on problems which plague society today like group homes, adoption, family structures, religion, moral codes, ethical standards, and broaches them in a welcoming manner, not a political platform. If you’re ready for a series with all the ups, downs, mystery, intrigue, and of course a little dirty erotica sprinkled in then get out and grab the trilogy today. I know I’m looking forward to more from Zane Michaelson in the future.

✤*° ♥️ Forbidden Love: Part One
– Thou Shalt Not Love
by Zane Michaelson

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Ten years after leaving the children’s home he was raised in, Matt is forced to sell his body to make ends meet.

A chance encounter with a handsome stranger spins his world off its axis.

Declan is everything Matt has ever wanted – Kind, caring & incredible sexy.

But, he is a man of God, sworn to live his life according to the Bible’s teachings.

Torn in half, he has to make the ultimate decision.
Is his love for Matt stronger than his love for the church?

Matt refuses to force Declan into a decision, loving him enough to walk away, Declan isn’t willing to give in so easily and embarks upon a secret relationship with the man he loves.

Will the church discover Declan’s deception, and will they let him go so easily?

Will their forbidden love prevail, or will the secret Declan is keeping blow their world apart?

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Forbidden Love – Part Two
by Zane Michaelson

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Declan’s secret is out, but how will Matt react to the news his long-lost friend is alive and well?

Will their friendship be torn apart, or will the love they once shared be strong enough to heal their wounds?

A long time confidante isn’t to be trusted and is plotting in order to stop Declan from discovering a truth better left buried.

Following the events of Thou Shalt Not Love, Matt re-ignites his relationship with Jake, but is the past too strong a pull for him to ever move forward?

Happy Ever After Endings
Forbidden Love: Part Three
By Zane Michaelson – Author

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°❃*💞 Blurb:
Following the events in Love for Sale, Matt is rushed to hospital critically injured. Doctors fight to save him, but are his injuries too severe for him to survive?

Jack O’Malley is more determined than ever to conceal the truth, but Declan won’t rest until the secrets and lies have been exposed.

With Jake unexpectedly on side, Declan makes a series of discoveries that shatter the foundations of his own existence.

Who was Declan’s mother?

What part did Jack play in her death?

The stakes have never been higher, but who will get their
Happy Ever After Ending?

★✫.•°°•. FORBIDDEN LOVE .•°°•.✫★
°•.✫★✫.•° The Series °•.✫★✫.•°

Releasing 6th August 2018
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As Children, Matt and Bradley were abandoned by their parents. Left in the care of a state funded home, they formed a close friendship.

Over time, they found happiness and fell in love, until they were forced apart by secrets and lies.

Each believing the other to be dead, they had no choice but to carry on with their own lives.

Ten years later, Matt is forced to sell his body to make ends meet.

A chance encounter with a handsome stranger spins his world off its axis.

Declan is everything Matt has ever wanted – kind, caring & incredible sexy.

But, he is a man of God, sworn to live his life according to the Bible’s teachings. He also has secrets of his own, that if discovered will destroy his new friendship with Matt.

Will their forbidden love prevail, or will Declan’s secret be the catalyst that threatens to blow their lives apart?

Harmless—Dirty Politics and Lies


I had no idea Rom-Com author Julia Kent wrote suspense/thriller/romance until I stumble upon her post a few weeks ago pointing me in the direction of her suspense/thriller/romance. Lindsay is the daughter of a Senator who makes his bid to run from the white house. Unfortunately for Lindsay,. the daughter of a Senator comes with a few unwritten contracts, unwritten rules, and unwritten consequences. Drew’s in a precarious situation as a young West Point graduate who is assigned to protect Lindsay. Their past together will either break or saves them over time.

Raine throws into this thriller a date rape scenario which twists the fate of Lindsay and Drew. The politics are dirty is an understated matter when it comes to plotting a revenge against the who hold high positions. The power play of the ultimate chess game kept me reading and Raine does a beautiful job weaving the deceit, dirty deeds, and dishonesty into a web of interesting twists and turns. If you liked the show House of Cards this trilogy is well worth the read.

A Harmless Little Game:


Four years ago I lost my virginity on live, streaming television.

Too bad I wasn’t awake for it.

The video went viral. Of course it would. A Senator’s daughter on camera? Wouldn’t you click “share”? Besides, that’s what three of the four guys in the video did.


They shared me.

But that fourth guy? The nondescript one in the background in the upper left corner of the screen, just sitting on the couch? The only one who did nothing?

Not one single thing.

That was my boyfriend, Drew.

And that was the last time I saw him.

Until today, when my father—now on a path to the White House—hired him as head of security for my new team as I return home after four years of “recovering” in an undisclosed location that involved white lab coats, needles, pills and damage control.

You see, the other three guys never went to jail. Never had charges pressed.

Never faced consequences.

Until today.

Game on.

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A Harmless Littel Ruse:


She has no idea what she’s doing. Loose cannons never hit their targets.

And they take out plenty of collateral damage.

Four years ago Lindsay experienced the unspeakable right before me, and I couldn’t stop them.

But that’s all changed now.

When her father, Senator Bosworth, contacted me to ask — demand — that I protect her, it was a second chance. A shot at redemption.

An opportunity to right an unspeakable wrong.

Controlling Lindsay as she seeks her revenge on the monsters who hurt her won’t be hard.

Containing my own out-of-control feelings for Lindsay and keeping up this ruse of cold-blooded distance will be.

Even harder than admitting to her what really happened that night four years ago.

It turns out I don’t have to, though.

Someone else did it for me.

And I’ll make sure they regret it.

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Turns out there was a second video from that awful night four years ago. Mine wasn’t the only tape.

Too bad mine wasn’t the worst.

Drew can’t protect me no matter how hard he tries, but the roles are flipped now. I have to help him, but I’m not wired that way. Not anymore. That one night changed me more than anyone knows.

More than anyone could predict.

Three men think they’re above the law. They’re right.

But I’m willing to go beneath the law to make sure they never harm anyone else. Their threats don’t scare me.

When you have nothing left to lose because someone took it all away, you create the most dangerous creature imaginable.


Game over.

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Kim Jones will keep you laughing out loud!

In only a style Kim Jones can craft,  she’s able to touch those childhood pranks and insecurities of her heroine and mix them with banter, humor, and all the sexy romance likes while keeping the story moving, Her use of a taboo motif is a little off the beaten path of the romance trope but hey, flaming dog shit is grossly funny! She had me at the opening, “Never in a million years did I think I’d be running down a sidewalk, bag of steaming dog shit in my hand with one pissed off owner and one really fast Gold Retriever n my heels.” In the world of romance, it’s expected that certain topics like dog poop, restroom issues, or awkward sex moments don’t exist. Hell our hero, alpha can’t be given flaws of the common man. He’d lose his street cred!

Jones breaks tradition with those typical rom-com trope storylines, and she goes all in with That Guy. She stacks the flaming bag of dog shit upon a mistaken identity and mixes the starving Mississippi author with a successful businessman, and rinses us with all the funny awkward moments which make Penelope a loveable down to earth Southern Belle heroine.

Jake Swagger, ‘That Guy,’ is posh and polite, while Penelope Hart juxtaposes him with her downhome, no filter attitude; nothing comes between her thoughts and mouth. Penelope’s inner monologue as an author is fantastic. The parallels of what happens when one plots a romance, and the “real” situation Penelope finds herself in with Mr. Jack Swagger (the names are a perfect paradox) is also genius in building the plot upon a plot! Jones’s That Guy is a fun read and light-hearted when you’re in need of some comical relief.

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Zane and Jenna Michaelson Tell All of the Human Condition.


Marriage is a difficult institution. Couple it with adulthood, child rearing, family dynamics, and career stressors the weight produces a breaking point. Zane Michaelson tells of his fall down the rabbit hole of each of these stressors and lands in the depression zone. His wife Jenna knew her husband had fallen but had no experience how to fix him. Then, Zane made the risky move of contacting his old roommate. A roommate he’d loved and adored while in college. As he drowned in his own depression, his old roommate brought him back to the light. Little did Zane know his wife was aware of this indiscretion but saw the change in him she was unable to make.

However, affairs of the heart come with consequences, and There are Two Sides to Every Story is an amazing journey of one couple’s fight for the love they both desire. It is a read which I’m still processing daily as it holds incredible value to the human condition.

I embarked on the true confession story of Zane and Jenna Michaelson after meeting them in an author take over in Red’s Erotic Bookshelf Facebook group. I decided I needed to get in and read some of their body of work and bought the combined novella series I Know What You’re Doing along with Jenna’s perspective piece, How Does A Moment Last Forever in There are Two Sides to Every Story. The work took my breath away.

Zane’s candid confession of depression, crisis, recovery, and beyond is one of remarkable beauty. Combine his open book with the raw tell-all from Jenna as the wife, mother, and strength of a goddess and you have one extraordinary testament of the power of love, and the meaning of unconditional love at its best.

The big theme within their story is the fragile exploration of the human condition is too often labeled by society and misunderstood. The idea of love as a condition of being and love as a condition of a soul are explored by both Zane and Jenna as they take the road less traveled and learned (continue to learn) how their commitment and desire for one another ran deeper than the surface. The hurdles they jump and the times they fall down were never reasons to give up on one another but reasons to give up on themselves. However, as one soul mate to another, they provided a strength without judgment and recovered what they already knew was before them, unconditional love.

This depiction of the good, bad, and ugly of life and love along with mistakes and mending is one of the best tales I’ve read in a long time. In a society that gives up too easily and throws in the towel rather than figures out a solution, their journey of love provides a hope for working through the toughest of life and understanding what’s at stake. Their story goes beyond staying together for their children. They truly are soul mates who’ve learned what it means to love someone enough to let them go, and if they come back, it’s meant to be.

One added note, which resonated in my heart, was the raw confession of not labeling the sexual nature with modern-day terms. This is not a story of sexuality and gender specifications; it is a story of love, heartbreak, loving again, and understanding the difference between love and being in love. The understanding of depression and its dark grips also plays a huge factor in this beautiful story. The grip depression holds on one’s psyche can be deadly. In today’s society with suicide on the rise, it was refreshing to see a couple fight through the darkness and learn to recognize one another’s faults without judgment. It also speaks to their strengths as a couple, parents, and family members.

This is a story not to be missed. A raw tell all of the things most people sweep away and keep in the closet. Zane and Jenna Michaelson continue to fight for their journey and their story is one of great strength and beauty.

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