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If you like sassy, laugh out loud, contemporary romances - some more explicit than others - you have found the right author!
Reviewers have called them: "cat & mouse" - "slow burn" - "hot and steamy" - "highly addicting" - "solid characters & lots of humor" - "amazing reads!"
I call them fun! My heroines are NOT: thin, petite, clueless or submissive. They are strong women who aren't looking for a man - until the right one comes along!
And those men! Tough-guy, alpha males who don't know what hit them! But do know they want MORE!
I also write erotic mystery/thriller's and the Agatha Christie nominated non-fiction "How to write the Amateur Detective Novel" which is in the FBI Forensic Library at Quantico.
You can find me:
@ElaineRaco on twitter;
http://pinterest.com/elaineracochase/ and on
audible.com and iTunes!
Elaine was past President of Sisters in Crime International, a charter member of Romance Writers of America and a registered lecturer for Poets and Writers.
She currently teaches a variety of writing courses.
on Dec. 12, 2012 :
There are a surprising number of reasons to like Dare the Devil, not the least of which is a heroine (Cam) with moxy, a stuntwoman willing and able to take care of herself in a world dominated by men. The setting, near Glacier National Park is authentically portrayed, and the author must have more than a passing knowledge of ranch life, livestock and the perils of living in that part of the country. The hero (Thor) is not cut out of uniform cloth – he has some depth and failings that nearly unseat the budding romance, especially at the end (but that’s what epiphanies are for).
There’s action, of the lights/camera type, and a nice set piece at the end when the heroine takes on the bad guys, opening a jumbo-sized can of whupa** in the process.
Lots to like, and a few things I wasn’t over the moon about: there’s a staggering amount of internal wistful pining, can’t stop thinking about him/her, episodes that goes on for a rather long time. These were teaser scenes—one scene can be hot and sensual but a half dozen without resolution (constant interruptions) fail to move the plot along. There’s a virgin trope that’s not handled realistically and in truth the big tah-dah is something of an anticlimax (no pun intended).
However, once the action starts up on the mountain, then follows through with some bad guys, a neat chase, and that male epiphany, Dare the Devil’s denouement is quite satisfactory.
It’s a solid read, with a cool premise, decent action (on all counts) and worth a solid 4 stars.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on May 27, 2012 :
5 stars isn't enough... needs more. This is my favorite out of the 4 I have read from this author. Loved the story line the whole concept was excellent. I really enjoyed the heroine being a stunt woman it gave the story a different feel and the hero a rancher loved it! The grandmothers....LOL. I had many LOL moments as well has heart warming and heart breaking but it's was well worth it...This is a fast paced action packed lol steamy romance...
(reviewed within a month of purchase)