Smiley

I recommend as enjoyable! The naive heroine and ape-man hero are drugged, forcing them to either endure intense pain or hold it off by having sex with each other. Despite all indications to the contrary, it turns out that this is the one time her luck with men doesn’t suck. It’s actually an ecstatic life saver. And a life-changer. You see, the drug’s intended target, the ape-man, decides she belongs to him.

The hero has a plan. First, he’s got to help her escape from the kidnapping ex-fiance. Second, he needs to move himself in with her like that’s perfectly normal. Ta da.

Smiley by Laurann Dohner

True

Favorite quote:
“It’s the drug. Go ahead and pull my hair, tear my shirt and bite me all you want.”

Codename Autumn

I recommend as enjoyable! Caught between a whip and a hard-nose, the heroine discovers her enemy is caring, attractive, and…not her enemy. The hero, in search of a spy to help overthrow their alien overlords, discovers his mate in the bleeding, bound woman left behind to face his wrath…of possessive sexual domination.

Codename Autumn by Cyndi Friberg

Autumn

Favorite Quote:
“How long will I remain…yours?”

His fingers tangled in her hair and he leaned down, brushing his lips against her cheek as he asked, “Do you really want to know the answer to that question?”

“Probably not.”

Driven: A Northern Waste Novel

I recommend as enjoyable! Justifiably paranoid heroine makes a series of bad judgements which ends up leaving her happy and fulfilled. It’s a terrible morality. As is pretty much every character except the ones you don’t get to meet. The hero is a technologically-enhanced-emotionally-stunted assassin sent to collect her, but who collects whom becomes debatable the minute they meet. Sex scenes are awkward and great as these two characters just plow through the pretenses.

Driven: A Northern Waste Novel by Eve Silver

Driven

Favorite Quote:
“Romance. Compliments. Gifts.” He gave an abrupt nod. “Understood.”

“Your eyes are appropriately spaced,” he whispered.

“Tomorrow, I will order you a set of titanium body armor.”

Almost All Book Links Need To Be Updated

While seeing allromance.com close down was sad, *it’s been quite a staple in my life*, discovered that the good bye is going to be a lengthy one: 90 percent of my book links go to its *now former* website. *GROAN* And I had just updated all the Ellora’s Cave links to allromance when their authors vacated en masse *over-leveraged*. So for now, *dear followers*, if you are unable to find a particular book in this database, do not give up. 99 percent of these I have with no restriction on loaning. So consider this more of a library site than actual *link to* purchasing while this all gets worked out. Thank you *toodles!*
-B

The Human Equation

I recommend as awesome! Soldier is orgasmically tortured by aliens in an attempt to get him to reveal secret information. Which he doesn’t know. So it gets harder and harder and keeps coming and coming. Fortunately, he gets rescued. Not that he appreciates it at that point.

The Human Equation by D. Mark Alderton

Equation

Favorite Quote:
“It was supremely revolting and I may never get those disgusting images out of my head”

Blink to Share

I recommend as entertaining (for the horror-inclined)! Computerized lenses that give everyone access to information on the people around them…including infidelity, seeing under their clothes, and sexual preferences…make for the kind of discomfort a psychic society would live in. Yes, these lenses can read your reaction to these words. First of all, you’re struggling through my sentence structure, and secondly are attempting to satisfy your curiosity as to whether the content and cover jibe to pique your interest. The hero/heroine’s express their dis-satisfaction with each other sexually and verbally, and it’s all made better once the lenses can be used to block out those bits of the other person that are not pleasing. Yay progress. Or is it arrested development. Whatever.

Blink to Share by Janus Bliss

Blink

Space Invaders

I recommend as entertaining! Heroine trips (chemically) with a rock. Which is an improvement over the ex in any capacity. The rock turns out not to be a rock, and the ex-before-the-ex (hero) turns out not to be quite dead. Just mostly dead. For which he must be punished. Oh, and bad aliens were stopped from invading the Earth. And most importantly, the heroine ends up with 3 breasts.

“Space Invaders” by Catherine Rose


Favorite Quote:
“…its spooky action at a distance caused by quantum
entanglement…so yeah anything is possible…” [Given that this line made it into the story, it wasn’t any surprise that the sex starts on the last 3 pgs. Naturally. -BZ]