Sunday, March 31, 2013

 Sunday-March 31, 2013 Satin Sheets Romance Review of Two Lairds One Lady by John C. Ryan
Title:  Two Lairds One Lady

Author:  John C. Ryan

Genre:  Historical Romance

Length:  467 pages
Find it on:  Amazon

       The exquisitely beautiful, fiery Elspeth Mourney has been pledged in marriage to the arrogant, impossibly handsome Highland Knight, Sir Thayer Mac Court by her father, the Laird of Lothian. By proposing the marriage of his beloved only daughter to Thayer, the eldest son of his most bitter rival, the Earl has secured a tentative truce. But Elspeth vehemently opposes the match, having unceremoniously chanced upon Thayer six years earlier. That fateful first encounter culminated in a stolen kiss-and disaster!
     Yet, as their destinies collide, they chance upon a common bond, a fiercely guarded secret shared by both of their clans. Will this mystery that binds the fates of their families to the very survival of Scotland save their love and ensure the future of their people-or doom them all?
Angela’s Review

      Two Lairds One Lady is set in late 13th Century Scotland and was a true historical filled with nobles, knights and battles between good and evil.
      The storyline was compelling and the author did a great job with dialect and terms used in that era, and will appeal to those who like the usage in abundance.  As a reader, I was able to follow it and it didn’t hinder the enjoyment of the story.  Mr. Ryan’s knowledge of the period is very evident and accurate throughout this read.
       Elspeth was definitely a wonderful heroine. It was entertaining to watch her negotiate with her father, which would be very unusual in that time period, where women rarely had the right to voice an opinion. I also loved that she was not intimidated to use those headstrong attributes and cleverness on Thayer, though he was a knight and warrior to be reckoned with.
       It was obvious that Thayer desired Elspeth from their very first encounter, but I was grateful that the author did not drag out the deception, in switching places with his twin brother for the betrothal. It allowed for the hero and heroine to face conflict together, as a team and discover one another on a whole other level of intimacy.
      Overall, I enjoyed the read and those who love a true time period, historical romance will want to give Two Laird One Lady a chance. It is a long book, but there is much action and conflict that  will keep a reader entertained until the very last page.  As a lover of Scottish historical romance I am very glad that I had the opportunity to read Mr. Ryan’s work. 
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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Satin Sheets Romance Features Guest Author, Anne Marsh

DIRTY COWBOYS - Guest Author, Anne Marsh

When you live in California, you actually get to see cowboys. Lots of cowboys, depending on where you live or drive. Sure, they’re not riding up and down the streets of San Francisco (the only cowboys there are of the programmer ilk), but we’ve got honest-to-goodness Western wear stores in the town where I live, fields of horses and cows, and vaqueros at church on Sunday. So it’s probably not surprising that lately I’ve been reading lots of cowboy romance? New favorite genre? You betcha.

·      I’m not a city girl. I love the fields, the cows, the wide, open ranges. Sure, toss a mountain or two in there (and I’ll take a good blizzard any day because that requires cozying up close to the fire), because all that “man versus nature” conflict? I love it. Harlequin has some fun twists where they take the cowboy out of the ranch and force the poor man into the city, but I’m still happiest with the barn, the range, and the horses.

·      Ranching is a very, very gritty reality. These men fight for their ranch every single day. There are no days off and there are no lazy cowboys. When I imagine the kind of man I’d want by my side, these guys top the list.

·      These men are intensely physical and very, very good with their hands. I think that speaks for itself. I love a really, really hot bedroom scene and I’ll take hot, kinky, and/or intensely emotional.

·      Cowboy code says cowboys never take advantage, keep their word, tell the truth always, lends a hand to anyone in trouble, works his ass off, and respects women and his parents. That’s hero material right there.

·      Dirty. That raw, gritty, take no prisoners, let’s-be-completely-honest persona? He gets really, really down and dirty in bed. Listen to country music on iTunes and you’ll figure this out real quick, too. Cowboys in bed have no limits.

So which cowboys are on my keeper shelf? I’ve only been reading cowboys for two years now, but I’ve got a few firmly shelved on my keeper shelf.

Sarah McCarty. Historical cowboys—with a side of werewolves. My other favorite hero is the werewolf alpha... so McCarty’s new Shadow Wranglers series is an auto-buy for me. For straight up, naughty cowboys, however, nothing beats her Hell’s Eight and TRACKER’S SIN.

Kate Pearce. Kate Pearce is one of those deliciously naughty writers whose imagination just leaves me going “Oooh!,” “More!,” and “Where on earth did that cowboy learn how to do that?!” Let’s just say that the hero of ROPING THE WIND does some very, very inventive things with his leather belt.

Lorelei James and her Blacktop Cowboys. These are cowboys to die for. Maya Banks said so on the back of SADDLED AND SPURRED and she’s so, so right. James’ cowboys are handsome (of course), forthright, raw and gritty. They’re honest to a fault—and they’re up for absolutely anything in bed. If Kate Pearce does some wicked things with belts, Lorelei James has a few saddles that are smoking hot.

How about you? Do you have any dirty cowboys on your keeper shelf?

Ooooh! Such good choices! I personally love Lorelei James :-)
Now for the question I try to ask all my guests.

Describe yourself with three different words.

 (1) Librarian, (2) Armchair traveler, (3) Cat lover.

Now, that we've heard what you like to read, let's share a little about your books!


Evan Donovan is a big muscled giant of a man, whose size and strength make him uniquely qualified to be a smoke jumper. No matter how great or how treacherous the challenge, he gets the job done. But when he agrees to look in on a friend’s ex-wife after a suspicious brushfire, Evan learns that some jobs are too hot to handle. Especially when it involves a scorchingly sexy woman…

Faye Duncan is a photographer on a mission, shooting fires for a magazine. But her first encounter with a wildfire isn’t nearly as wild as her first night with Evan Donovan. The moment she meets the bigger-than-life hero, the sparks begin to fly. But things really catch fire when Evan learns she may have taken a photo of the arsonist setting the fires. Evan is determined to keep Faye safe. But if he expects her to trust him with her life, he’ll have to open up his heart—even if someone gets burned…

Here's a little peek at SLOW BURN...
Quick and hard, Evan’s finger tipped her head up and back. Her head hit his shoulder, and his mouth came down on hers, the contact awkward and raw and delicious. Right at that moment there was only the two of them, kneeling together in this unfamiliar meadow, while the plane pulled away overhead and the other jumpers hung in the sky. His mouth tasted every bit as wild as the ride down. Rough and male, the sweet, hard pressure of that mouth opened her up.
            God, he tasted so good. She didn’t want to close her eyes—she wanted to see his face, fierce and intense, as he kissed her and the sky filled up with jumpers landing around them. The erotic heat of his kiss was burning her up, his mouth moving, taking hers. She loved the sensation of being connected to him there, too, and not only by the harness that held her to his chest.
            So good.
            She kissed him back, her tongue tangling with his. Their tandem harness made the position awkward, and on this field, she was vulnerable. Exposed for the whole world to see, and yet she wanted the moment to go on and on. He must have felt the same way, because he tugged off his gloves and tangled his fingers in her hair, angling her head back farther. Yes.
            “You like that?” he asked when he finally stopped, and she had no idea whether he meant his kiss or the jump. She wanted both. 

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Nadene's Satin Sheets Review of Gambling On A Secret by Sara Walter Ellwood

  • File Size: 519 KB
  • Print Length: 276 pages
  • Genre: Contemporary Western Romance
  • When Charli bets everything on a secret, will she find the deck stacked against her?
    Former runaway-turned heiress Charli Monroe is hiding her sordid past and planning a future in Colton, Texas. Attending the local college for a degree in social work, she intends to raise cattle on her newly purchased ranch, which she plans to open as a home for troubled teens. Only a few glitchesùthe Victorian mansion is crumbling, the barn needs a roof, and her oilman neighbor wants more than friendship. When she meets Dylan Quinn, Charli is willing to take a chance on the town drunk to help her rebuild the rundown ranch.

    Dylan has his demons, too. The former Special Forces commander can’t get past his ex-wifeÆs betrayal and the botched mission that left him with much more than a bad limp. Certain the greedy oilman next door to Charli wants much more than just her heart, DylanÆs even willing to stop drinking in order to protect her.

    When things get dangerous and secrets of the past are revealed, is he only looking out for his new employer, or is she the new start he so desperately needs?

    CONTENT WARNING: Details abuse of a minor, drug abuse, alcoholism, swearing, spicy sex, murder.

    HONESTLY this was a FABULOUS read. Gambling on a Secret is a gripping, entertaining and an absolutely delightful romantic read which is set in the town of Colton located in Texas.  Sarah Walter Ellwood has scored with this book.  This has been one of my favourite reads for 2013.  The story held my interest from the beginning. I had a real hard time putting it down.   I was so disappointed when it ended. I deliberately took my time reading it so I could savour every minute. I was pulled into the story from the very first page and just could not let go.

    The characters were amazing. I just loved how the author portrayed them.
    Charli has been through a lot. She is a recovering drug addict and alcoholic who was able to turn her life around. I loved her determination and her will to survive. She refused to allow her past to define her.  Dylan is a war veteran who had also lost a lot.  His wife left him and he lost his entire team in Afghanistan. He sought to console himself in the bottle thereby becoming a drunk and the laughing stock of the town.   Charli needed help on her ranch and that help came in the form of Dylan. She was a bit skeptical at first about hiring him because of his reputation but after conducting her own research she decided to take a gamble which ultimately paid off.

    From the moment those two met sparks flew but because of the pain both had gone through in the past they were afraid to reveal their feelings for each other.  Then there was Leon, Dylan’s uncle whom also appeared to be vying for Charli’s feelings. It was clear that he had an ulterior motive and Dylan did not trust him.

    I loved how the romance between Charli and Dylan developed. It was not an easy road for them. They fought to make their love survive. It was definitely no fairy tale romance.

    There were a few twists and turns and some unexpected surprises. It really pulled at my heart strings. There was also some laugh out loud moments. The descriptions were vivid and life like. The story flowed beautifully from beginning to end and it does not leave the reader hanging.  I am so looking forward for the next book in the series.

    Without a doubt this was an enjoyable read for me and Sarah Walter Ellwood have joined my list of must read authors.  This book comes highly recommended.

Title has been awarded five pillows.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Susan's Satin Sheets Romance Review of Cameron Part Two (The Pit) by Edward Tailor

Cameron Part Two (The Pit) by Edward Tailor
Approx. 48 pages
Horny Devil Publishing
Amazon Price $2.99 & Buy Link


Bio:     A random chance, followed by a bad choice lead Natalie Darrow into the arms of the formidable part-owner of The Pit, Cameron Flint. A passion ignites as their journey continues. When they delve into the black market, a web of deceit and lies unfold with devastating consequences.

Susan B. Anna’s Review

There are only a few authors who have successfully made me anticipate a sequel, and thankfully Edward Tailor is one of them.  When he last left us in Cameron, Part One I was left with that feeling of needing more and was truly glad when the author said the sequel will be out soon.  

I absolutely enjoyed the thrill and suspense that Part two had to offer and how the author masterfully linked both books to weave an amazing tale.  Cameron Part Two was hot, sexy and totally sweet.  I fell in love with both major characters immediately and will certainly keep Edward Tailor in my always to read list. 

Cameron Part Two is certainly awarded a rating of…

with a heat index level of 3 hot candles for…

Susan B. Anna