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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Review: Starr Dust by Lauren N. Sharman

Title: Starr Dust

Author: Lauren Sharman

Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press

Buy Starr Dust here

Reviewed by: Val

Rating: You GOTTA Read

Two lost souls. One thing in common. Nothing left to lose. Only Brady McCassey could get himself into so much trouble by just looking at a pretty girl. For the bad boy who knows better than to let his guard down, mistakes like that can be deadly. The first time Starr sees Brady, she knows he's the reason she was so drawn to Hagerstown, Maryland. Her horrifying past behind her, Starr has dedicated her life to living in peace, and is surprised by how easily she accepts the violence surrounding Brady and his tight-knit family. When Brady's blindsided by ghosts from his past, it's Starr who comes to his rescue--twice--forcing him to put down his flask and take a good look in the mirror. Finally ready to face his demons, Brady sobers up and takes on the roll of leader, as the McCasseys band together and stand behind him.

Throughout the entire McCassey series one thing has remained a constant. Behind every devastatingly handsome bad boy, there is a woman of strength with the ability to bring that bad boy to his knees with just one look. Let me introduce Brady McCassey. Just as the rest of the McCassey clan, Brady has a reputation for being rough around the edges. Add a drinking problem to that and you have the potential for some dangerous situations. When Brady sets eyes on Starr, the hippy fortune teller, all he can do is stare. Brady finds it hard to introduce himself until a little blackmail from Georgia, his cousin, finds him face to face with the pint size cutie herself. From the moment they meet, the action, attraction and intense feelings of love and conflict will leave you begging for more.

I can't say enough about the plot line in Starr Dust. With bad guys coming at Brady from every direction, the carnage they cause and the riveting action scenes, I found this book to be a fast paced, edge of your seat read that I simply could not put down. The underlying element in each of the McCassey books is family sticks together. And boy can they tear up some stuff together which is another reason Starr Dust is such a gripping read. I'll give you a hint, do NOT miss the barn scene. I held my breath all the way through that scene.

I've said before that Ms. Sharman is one of the most talented writers I know. She knows how to write grit one minute and wit the next while seemingly blending everything together effortlessly. If you are looking for an outstanding romantic suspense book with real characters, look no further. Lauren Sharman's writing is clearly addictive, especially in the McCassey series. Starr Dust is the 3rd book in the McCassey Cousins series and the entire book from start to finish will blow your mind! My advice to you is to buy this book. HURRY! After you are left wanting more, here is a list of the rest of the books in the McCassey series. Each book is as good as the one before. Hands down this is a book that you simply have GOT to read.

The McCassey Brothers Series:
No Worries
The Devil's Candy
Dusty Rose
The Long Road Home

The McCassey Cousins Series:
When Night Falls
Starr Dust

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Review – Recipe for Submission By Sindra van Yssel

Recipe For Submission

Title:   Recipe for Submission

Author:  Sindra van Yssel

Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave

Buy link:  Buy Recipe for Submission Here!

Rating:  You Gotta Read

Reviewed by:  Donna


When Kyra decides to research the villain for her latest thriller by going to a BDSM club, she doesn’t expect to be shown the ropes by sexy Dom Andrew Ryan. He awakens in her yearnings she didn’t know she had, and leads her to question everything she thinks she knows about bondage and sex, pain and pleasure. And he cooks too!

Drew never wanted a regular steady relationship. Catch and release, that’s the best way to be with subs, especially novice subs like Kyra, who have a tendency to get attached. Teach them and move on. But Kyra has so much to learn. Teaching her what her body wants is immensely satisfying, and so is having her in his bed and at his dinner table. Together they just might cook up the perfect recipe for submission.


As a long standing member of the BDSM community, Drew is a love-'em-and-leave-'em-happy kind of Dom.  When he sees a new person watching a whipping scene with obvious horror in her eyes, he feels the need to intervene on behalf of the community.  Kyra is researching her latest novel and is appalled at the abuse she is witnessing.  When a hunk of a man walks in her line of vision and proceeds to explain that what she is seeing is not only not abuse but is actually desired by the “abusee”, she finds it too hard to believe...until he proves it to her beyond a shadow of a doubt.

Sinfully decadent, Recipe for Submission is a short novel with lots of boiling hot sex and sweet surrender.  Ms. Van Yssel’s stories are engrossing, her descriptions are sufficient to paint the most vibrant pictures in the readers’ minds, her characters make you want to fall in love with them, and the stories are wickedly arousing.