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  • Beauty Touched the Beast on July 03, 2013

    Absolutely wonderful!!! Realistic characters, hot sex and blissfully romantic.
  • Beneath the Beauty on July 03, 2013

    Beautiful sequel! "Beauty Touched the Beast" is perfect, so I was thrilled to hear that Ms. Warren had written a sequel and immediately purchased "Beneath the Beauty" and "Broken Beauty". If you loved the first book, you're gonna love the continuing stories. Blake and Erin are learning about each other and about their relationship is public. Oh, and the sex is actually hotter!
  • Broken Beauty on July 03, 2013

    Another 5 stars for Ms. Warren. I ADORE her "Beauty" series. The characters are so believable, so romantic and the sex is so HOT! The only negative is finding out that I have to wait 2 weeks for the next story, AND that is supposedly the last story in the series.
  • In that moment on July 03, 2013

    A wondrous and well-written romance told in just a few pages. The only negative is that Eruidice doesn't seem to have more stories. I would love to read more about this couple and more from this author.
  • Sexed Up, Tied Down Book 1 - a SEXY erotic romance short on July 03, 2013

    Wow! Erotic AND romantic. Yup, gotta read the series.
  • Leader of the Pack on July 12, 2013

    Absolutely amazing! There were a few typos, but this story could easily top the New York Times bestseller list. The story length is epic and weaves multiple storylines, i,e, there is a lot of hot sex, but it's not a 5-page quickie. I couldn't put this down and finished in two days. Now I feel a little lost. So many questions, I'd love to read more. What are Aislinn and Cullen doing right now? Yeah, well, I guess I can answer that one ;-)
  • Wet on Aug. 01, 2013

    A short story but it was well-written with a great balance of hot sex and romance. I am definitely interested in reading longer stories from this author!
  • It Lives In Dark Places on Aug. 01, 2013

    If you enjoy horror stories, you MUST read this. Considering it's a short story, I was amazed at the intensity. It's a gripping story that is reminiscent of 'Relic' by Robert Preston and Lincoln Child.
  • Highlander on Aug. 01, 2013

    I agree with the previous poster regatding the ambiguity of the title. With the description of tunics, the imagery to me seemed more like medieval England/ Celts/Saxons/Crusades. However, unless you're specifically interested in a historically accurate story, I didn't find the description or language to be distracting. Honestly, many historically accurate (especially short) stories are difficult to read because you need translations and cultural references for the time period. I would've loved to read a lengthier story providing more character background, but it was still a nice romance.
  • Saved By The Werewolf (Paranormal, BBW, Breeding Erotica) on Aug. 01, 2013

    Enjoyable read but I was disappointed with the ending. So many unanswered questions. I guess the author could be planning a sequel, but this story was short and I hate waiting months just to read 10 pages.
  • Taken by the Dragon on Aug. 01, 2013

    This story had so much potential but ended up confusing trying to fit too many genres ... Nonhuman, Romance, Murder mystery, Lesbian, BDSM, Swinging. The main story is about a smart, sexy, insecure heroine who is taken by a gorgeous, sexy, dangerous dragon. I would've prefered a "love story" about these two. But the author throws in another possible hero in the form of a hardened detective who happens to "have a thing" for chubby blondes like the heroine and is also a dragon hunter. But don't stop there, let's also throw in the detective's bisexual partner who is a swinger and also likes chubby blondes and dragons.
  • Dinosaur Sex: 3 Story Bundle (Monster Sex Gangbang Erotica Collection) on Aug. 01, 2013

    I was really curious since this was the first time I've seen any fantasy about dinosaurs. The stories seemed to have a sci/fi twist which made the subject matter more palatable. Anyway, the stories were well-written and were actually really good given the short length. I'd love to read a longer romance version! Definitely a must-read for sci-fi/fantasy beast fans.
  • Beauty Becomes You on Aug. 05, 2013

    I've been checking for this release every day since July 15. I absolutely adore Blake and Erin's story and Skye Warren did not disappoint! This series is romantic and hot and an amazing read for the $. Ms Warren really understands her characters and I always love Blake and Erin's intimate thoughts. It was especially touching since I felt that I too learned from Blake's dialogue to his students about respect and the 'Observer Effect': " ... You can’t ignore the problems in the world. Your inaction is action. If you see the problem, if you’re observing it, you’re already having an effect. The only question is what that effect will be.” I hope Ms Warren writes more about Blake and Erin. I'd love to see the tables turned on Blake ... see him jealous over Erin and Doug. And a pregnancy would be really fun.
  • Summer Fling on Sep. 04, 2013

    A very enjoyable story. The storyline and characters were very realistic and believable. In fact, the realism was a pro and a con. I found that it was extremely easy to lose myself in the story because I wasn't rolling my eyes at typical over-the-top scenarios. For example, there is no mentally or physically flawed female who is suddenly transformed once she finds love. Serena and Kyle have normal issues and hang-ups to conquer. I found myself nodding my head in understanding, empathizing with those feelings of not being in control and questioning all motives and actions. On the disappointing side for me, I found the sex a little too bland. I wasn't expecting erotica but I didn't feel any deep sexual passion between Serena and Kyle. Maybe it's me but I've always felt more fireworks and passion in a new relationship. A minor issue was the editing. There seemed to be a number of missing words or letters. Nothing that you couldn't easily make out and I will definitely look into the author's other stories.
  • Milkshake Shower on Sep. 04, 2013

    I'm on the fence with this story. Overall, I thought the writing was fantastic but I had a serious issue with how quickly Natasha agreed to meet Francoise. After 20 years Francoise sends an email saying he's back and she starts primping herself to meet him? I would've expected Natasha's hurt and anger to kick in immediately. I also would've hoped Francoise's first text to say that he wanted to explain what happened, not just a "I'm here, how soon can you come over" type of email. 20 years is also a very long time. The story mentions she's had two children. Is she still married? Is Francoise married? His texts seem awfully arrogant in assuming she wasn't happily married. The sex was hot but I wouldn't have been distracted if: A: Time passed was only 1 or 2 years, or B: Francoise started his email saying he wanted a chance to explain what happened.
  • Gone Fishin' on Sep. 04, 2013

    Wow ... One of the best "light" romantic stories I've read. This story isn't a dark romance filled with angst. Gone Fishin' is a refreshing romance filled with humor and likeable characters set in a believable storyline. The kicker is that this story was SO good, I didn't miss the lack of hot and sweaty sex!
  • Keep Me Safe on Sep. 16, 2013

    A little darker than I'm used to but overall I loved it! I liked Rachel, but she had amazingly bad luck chapter after chapter. I didn't mind the amount of violence but would've preferred more breaks in all the drama. I really liked Zachary too, but agree with Rachel - Zachary's feelings of guilt were staring to annoy me. Overall though I found it a great read for the price and length. I would LOVE a sequel to their story.