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  • House of Immortal Pleasures on March 22, 2011

    If you are looking for a quick, hot, sexy read with two characters that will make you feel good all over in more ways then one then I highly recommend that you read Katie Salidas' House of Immortal Pleasures. I have been wanting to read this book for a long time because the title and the summary really peaked my interest and I have to say I was very pleased. Let's face it. A story about a young woman who has been heartbroken and betrayed being taken blindfold by her two girlfriends ...moreIf you are looking for a quick, hot, sexy read with two characters that will make you feel good all over in more ways then one then I highly recommend that you read Katie Salidas' House of Immortal Pleasures. I have been wanting to read this book for a long time because the title and the summary really peaked my interest and I have to say I was very pleased. Let's face it. A story about a young woman who has been heartbroken and betrayed being taken blindfold by her two girlfriends to a vampire brothel. With the various possibilities in mind, how can you not want to read this? As I mentioned, Daphne is blindfolded and forced to go to this den of pleasure in the middle of nowhere by her girlfriends to help her get over her ex-boyfriend, who she caught cheating on her. He was her first and she always felt slightly insecure in her ability to please him. I must say it wasn't her fault by the description of her ex he sounded like a jerk. Not only did she feel betrayed, but her self-esteem plummeted and she felt she couldn't open up to another man again. Her girlfriends what her to get "back in the saddle … and quick, before you get old and rusty." You can just picture in your mind this playing out and right away you know this is going to be fun. Conner is forced to be a sex slave because of a mistake he did ten years ago and working at the House of Immortal Pleasures is his punishment. He has accepted his fate and is known to be the best in the house. When I mean he accepted his fate I mean that he regrets what happened and vows never to let something like that happen again and realizes that this punishment is a means to make sure it never does. This does not mean that he enjoys it. Just that instead of mopping around he would learn from the experience. There are so many good qualities in Conner that you like him right away. Not only is he physically attractive, but he has a good heart and shows tenderness and compassion. When Daphne and Connor end up in his room of pleasure Connor starts off with his usual tactics to make Daphne feel at ease. Daphne wants no part of this. She is nervous, hesitant and most of all doesn't think she can give herself to a man again completely or make him feel aroused. Yes the ex really did a good job making her feel she was lousy in bed. Connor tries to relax Daphne and can sense that she has a good heart about herself. Once he looks into her mind to find out why she is so hesitant the knowledge affects him deeply. At this point Connor he really cares about Daphne's well-being. What happens next as you can image are some hot, steamy sex scenes, but also sweet, tender moments where both confide in each other their deepest doubts and hopes. What happens next you will have to read. It will leave you wanting more. It is a very quick read, but one that you will revisit over and over again whenever you want to put a smile on your face and warmth in your heart. 5 Stars
  • House of Immortal Pleasures on Sep. 18, 2011

    If you are looking for a quick, hot, sexy read with two characters that will make you feel good all over in more ways then one then I highly recommend that you read Katie Salidas' House of Immortal Pleasures. I have been wanting to read this book for a long time because the title and the summary really peaked my interest and I have to say I was very pleased. Let's face it. A story about a young woman who has been heartbroken and betrayed being taken blindfold by her two girlfriends to a vampire brothel. With the various possibilities in mind, how can you not want to read this? As I mentioned, Daphne is blindfolded and forced to go to this den of pleasure in the middle of nowhere by her girlfriends to help her get over her ex-boyfriend, who she caught cheating on her. He was her first and she always felt slightly insecure in her ability to please him. I must say it wasn't her fault by the description of her ex he sounded like a jerk. Not only did she feel betrayed, but her self-esteem plummeted and she felt she couldn't open up to another man again. Her girlfriends what her to get "back in the saddle … and quick, before you get old and rusty." You can just picture in your mind this playing out and right away you know this is going to be fun. Conner is forced to be a sex slave because of a mistake he did ten years ago and working at the House of Immortal Pleasures is his punishment. He has accepted his fate and is known to be the best in the house. When I mean he accepted his fate I mean that he regrets what happened and vows never to let something like that happen again and realizes that this punishment is a means to make sure it never does. This does not mean that he enjoys it. Just that instead of mopping around he would learn from the experience. There are so many good qualities in Conner that you like him right away. Not only is he physically attractive, but he has a good heart and shows tenderness and compassion. When Daphne and Connor end up in his room of pleasure Connor starts off with his usual tactics to make Daphne feel at ease. Daphne wants no part of this. She is nervous, hesitant and most of all doesn't think she can give herself to a man again completely or make him feel aroused. Yes the ex really did a good job making her feel she was lousy in bed. Connor tries to relax Daphne and can sense that she has a good heart about herself. Once he looks into her mind to find out why she is so hesitant the knowledge affects him deeply. At this point Connor he really cares about Daphne's well-being. What happens next as you can image are some hot, steamy sex scenes, but also sweet, tender moments where both confide in each other their deepest doubts and hopes. What happens next you will have to read. It will leave you wanting more. It is a very quick read, but one that you will revisit over and over again whenever you want to put a smile on your face and warmth in your heart. 5 Stars
  • Destiny Unchained (Shadows of Destiny Book 3) on Jan. 08, 2012

    Pain, isolation, and loneliness is what Natalia has endured for the past 800 years, forced to live an existence where only death and revenge are her driving life force. After so much time has past it may take a tall, muscular, alpha werewolf to throw her off track and make her take a closer look at what it means to live an immortal life. Natalia is known as The Huntress and has become notorious for her ability to kill her targets in the supernatural world that there is even a bounty on her head. Despite all the centuries of killing it has not been able to help heal her heart at the past wrongs that have been inflicted upon her. Since her turning she has keep herself isolated because of shame and fear of what she had become until she allowed her heart to open up to another. The betrayal that she suffered made her promise to never allow another into her heart until Cristian. Cristian didn't know what to expect when he captures the beautiful vampire that has him intrigued and has captured his heart. This alpha werewolf, also a park ranger, finds himself curious about this vampire and before he knows it he has partnered himself with her to hunt a serial killer in their midst. I really enjoyed this book not only for the hot, steamy scenes (who could resist a gorgeous 6'6” alpha werewolf built like a Greek God) but also for the emotional connection that the two developed despite their differences. Both have endured traumatic past events and it is Cristian who is able to move on, but Natalia cannot seem to let go. I love how Cristian felt the attraction for Natalia and didn't let the fact she is a vampire from stopping him. The banter that occurred between them and Natalia's refusal to give into her feelings made me laugh out loud at times and at the same time want to smack her across her head for being so stubborn. I have read the other books in this series and this has been the best one to date. Paranormal romance readers who definitely have a thing for hunky werewolves will enjoy this one. I am looking forward to reading the next one in the series that comes out, Destiny Bewitched.
  • Destiny Unchained (Shadows of Destiny Book 3) on March 28, 2012

    Pain, isolation, and loneliness is what Natalia has endured for the past 800 years, forced to live an existence where only death and revenge are her driving life force. After so much time has past it may take a tall, muscular, alpha werewolf to throw her off track and make her take a closer look at what it means to live an immortal life. Natalia is known as The Huntress and has become notorious for her ability to kill her targets in the supernatural world that there is even a bounty on her head. Despite all the centuries of killing it has not been able to help heal her heart at the past wrongs that have been inflicted upon her. Since her turning she has keep herself isolated because of shame and fear of what she had become until she allowed her heart to open up to another. The betrayal that she suffered made her promise to never allow another into her heart until Cristian. Cristian didn't know what to expect when he captures the beautiful vampire that has him intrigued and has captured his heart. This alpha werewolf, also a park ranger, finds himself curious about this vampire and before he knows it he has partnered himself with her to hunt a serial killer in their midst. I really enjoyed this book not only for the hot, steamy scenes (who could resist a gorgeous 6'6” alpha werewolf built like a Greek God) but also for the emotional connection that the two developed despite their differences. Both have endured traumatic past events and it is Cristian who is able to move on, but Natalia cannot seem to let go. I love how Cristian felt the attraction for Natalia and didn't let the fact she is a vampire from stopping him. The banter that occurred between them and Natalia's refusal to give into her feelings made me laugh out loud at times and at the same time want to smack her across her head for being so stubborn. I have read the other books in this series and this has been the best one to date. Paranormal romance readers who definitely have a thing for hunky werewolves will enjoy this one. I am looking forward to reading the next one in the series that comes out, Destiny Bewitched.