#bookreview The Chateau by @KarenAldous_ @ukcarina #amreading #bookboost

The ChateauThe Chateau by Karen Aldous
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Chateau was the first book I have read by Karen Aldous but it certainly won’t be the last. This beautiful novel whisked me away from the rather cold, drizzly UK and took me to the picturesque shores of Lake Geneva.
The heroine Gina is sweet and kind. All she wants in life is to make a success of her property business and to settle down and have a family with her long term lover, Max. Sounds simple enough, right? But love is never simple and Karen Aldous shows us this through the central characters’ relationships and through those of the supporting cast. Gina’s life is further complicated by her attraction to the sexy and apparently arrogant Ollie, a property developer who can’t seem to stay away from Gina. But as with all good heroes, Ollie is more than just a handsome face.
Karen Aldous also blends in a supernatural mystery which Gina feels compelled to solve – with Ollie’s help, of course. I loved the way that she blended glimpses of history in with the modern day setting.
This novel is enchanting, romantic and funny, even when the author is dealing with some of the harsher realities of modern day life as well as some unpleasant events that happened in the past. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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@totally_bound’s Wild Western Week #eroticromance #cowboys #blogtour


This week sees Totally Bound’s Wild Western Week blog tour with fascinating posts from authors of your favourite cowboy romances, great discounts on westerns at Totally Bound’s website, the opportunity to visit the fabulous participating blogs and the chance to win some amazing prizes.

So why not visit some of the blogs to read, win and enjoy?

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Here are two of my erotic westerns published with Totally Bound. The sequel to Harlot at the Homestead, Book 1 in The Duggans of Montana, is due out this June! It’s called A Rancher for Rosie and tells the story of Rosie Duggan, the twin sister of the hunky Kenan Duggan from Book 1.


#book release – Seven Sinful Secrets – @evernightpub @lovebitessilk

Book Title: 7 Sinful Secrets
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Erotic romance,
Anthology, Short stories
marriages—seven sinful secrets.
shouldn’t have secrets, should they? Follow our seven couples, as they come to
terms with the fact that their partner has been holding something back from
them. Will it make or break their relationship? Read on to find out, and have
your fan at the ready, because these secrets are hot!
THE KNICKERS by +Doris O’connor 
 Discovering frilly
French Knickers in your husband’s dry cleaning can only mean one thing, right?
They’re certainly not Mareijke’s! Devastated at this find, she returns home
early and walks in on the unmistakable sounds of Stefano in the throes of
passion… but things are not what they seem…

BEHIND THE MASK by +Raven McAllan 
 When Daisy went on
holiday she did not expect to return with a drop dead gorgeous husband. Life is
great until she meets a masked stripper at her belated hen night. She knows the
eyes behind that mask, doesn’t she?

BIT ON THE SIDE by +Jorja Lovett 
 Helen thought
she’d lost her husband to depression after he lost his job. Now he’s back,
happy, horny and ready to play. But Carl’s spending so much time on his
computer she’s worried he’s got something to hide. Will his secret tear them
apart, or bring them closer than ever?

DOMINATION DREAMS by +Michaela Rhua 
 Nicholas Cole has
been married to Marissa for twenty years, and he dreams of being dominated by
his vanilla wife. When he returns from a business trip, he is in for one heck
of a birthday surprise.

ANNIVERSARY GIFT by +cherie nicholls 
 Cleo knows her
wife is up to something, and she is determined to find out what it is. When she
walks in on Marie and some bloke at a hotel room, she thinks all is lost. And
then Marie orders her to stay… And when your Domme gives you an order…

SEX TAPE by +Kiru Taye, Author 
 Juan Roberto’s
unexpected arrival home turns on its head when he discovers his wife Noni has a
mind-blowing surprise she’s been hiding from him. Discovering secrets and sex
tapes have never been hotter or more pleasurable…
Contains: a naughty video and an even naughtier married
couple rediscovering each other.

TASSELS by +Alannah Harte 

 Harrington loves
his new wife Penny. So much so that he puts his own desires for a more exciting
sex life to one side. Their lovemaking may be vanilla, but it’s all he needs,
or so he thinks, until the suitcase breaks and he discovers her secret.

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– Oly Murs feat Flo Rida
– Rihanna

Excerpt from The Knickers by Doris O’Connor

“Because seeing you dressed like this makes me horny as hell.”
He had to be hearing things. She could not mean what she had just said. However the short bursts of her warm breath against his neck and the hardness of her nipples against his arm confirmed the truth behind those words, as clearly as the musk of her arousal. There was no doubt in his mind that she would be wet for him. Her body gave her away, as surely as his own responded to her. The dominant in him rose to the fore, and he halted the upwards progress of her hand with a growled, “No.”

She froze, and he fisted his hand in her hair, pulling her head backward to enable him to study her face. Stefano lost himself in the tender and hopeful expression mirrored in her beloved features, and he kissed the tears still clinging to her eyelashes away.

Mareijke sighed in submission, and he smiled into the kiss he slanted across her lips. How he had missed her, the simple act of kissing, tentative strokes of her tongue matching his forceful ones, as he took the kiss deeper, angling their bodies until she was lying underneath him on the bed. He yanked the cushion still between them away with an annoyed growl and thrust his frill covered cock into her groin.

She gasped into his mouth and clung onto his shoulders. Arching her hips to meet him thrust for eager thrust, she locked her ankles behind his ass, and Stefano grunted his approval. This is what he needed, this reassurance that she still wanted him as much as ever, and suddenly he couldn’t wait anymore. He wanted her bound and naked, the silky walls of her tight pussy milking his cock, as he fucked her hard and fast.

He broke the kiss with a bite to her lower lip that made her squirm, and he cupped her mound. The damp fabric made him smile almost as much as her hiss of pleasure when he pressed against her clit. A shudder went through her, and her eyes went wide when he straddled her legs.

“Grip the headboard for me, and don’t let go.”

She complied immediately, and he grabbed the ends of her sensible blouse and yanked hard. Buttons popped and fabric ripped as he pulled the thing clean off her, and his breath stalled in his lungs at the vision in front of him. His wife’s ample breasts were barely concealed by the scraps of red lacy scaffolding covering the heavy mounds, and he ran his knuckles across the hard nubs clearly visible through the see-through fabric. They firmed even more, and she arched into his touch. Her little teeth made imprints on her bottom lip, swollen from his kisses, and her whole body shook in need when he ran a finger under her bra cup. He pulled it down freeing that breast to his gaze and with a grin at her bent down and sucked the rosy tip of her nipple into his mouth.

“Stefano … please…” Her lust-filled moan shot straight to his cock, and he suckled harder, kneading the other nipple between his fingers. He knew how responsive she was to this kind of stimulation, and helplessly trapped as she was under his legs, he could feel the rising tension of her body, her desperate need to come. Breath coming in short gasps, her auburn hair feathered across the pillow, she held onto the headboard with a white knuckled grip, as her body clambered towards release. She screamed her annoyance when he released her nipple and bit down hard, causing her to pant harder.

With an audible rip the delicate lace of her bra gave way under his ministrations and her bountiful curves spilled into his waiting hands. Stefano pushed them together and blew across her distended nipples. Mareijke squirmed underneath him. A fierce blush spread across her sweat-slicked skin, and her head rolled form side and side. He drank in the sight of his wife lost to her arousal, and a sense of calm settled over him, like it always did, when he gave her pleasure. Even without the discussion that they would have to have soon, he knew that all would be all right between them. Stefano lifted himself off her and pulled her pants off, taking her lacy thong with them. The musk of her arousal drew him, and he left the trousers dangling just under her knees. Pushing her knees up, he angled her lower body until she was half lying on her side. With her hands still clutching the headboard and her legs trapped inside her trousers she had nowhere to go, and he ran his hands down the curve of her hip and kneaded her ass cheeks. She pushed into his hand with a small moan, and he brought his hand down on one shapely ass cheek.

“Yesssss, again … Please, Stefano … I need.” The rest of whatever she was going to say was lost in the sound of his hand connecting with her milky flesh, and his cock threatened to split its lacy covering, seeing the red marks of his possession. Hearing Mareijke’s needy sighs in his ears he couldn’t wait one minute longer. The sheets of the bed were stained with her arousal, and without further ado he freed his throbbing dick and aligned himself with her wet entrance.

“I’m going to fuck you now, cara. Is that what you want?” He growled his question into her shoulder and bit her ear, soothing the sting with his tongue.


Excerpt from The Anniversary Gift by Cherie Nicholls

Whats so amusing?
She said youd come.
Did she? Well you can let her know Im here.”
Come on
Cleo stepped in to the room. He didnt leave her much room, and forced her to brush against his body.
Who was at the door, Mitch? Marie asked walking out of the bedroom in nothing but black lingerie. The very same set Cleo had bought for her birthday.
Your woman has arrived.”
Cleo expected shock, perhaps guilt. She saw none of that in Marie. A smile spread across Maries face. Cleos temper started to rise. Marie wasnt even sorry that she’d been caught.
Mitch, as in Mitchell, your new PA? Little clic dont you think,
Perhaps, but it works for me. He works for me, too, in more
ways than one.

I dont need to hear about your exploits, thank you.”
No? But
I thought you liked when I talked dirty, baby? Cleos
cheeks burned. How dare she?
How dare Marie try
flirting with her when she’d been caught
Yeah, well that was before you decided I wasnt enough
to keep you entertained.”
Is that right? Marie sat on an overstuffed chair, a hand casually stroking the swell of her breast.
Damn her, as angry and hurt as Cleo was, she still wanted
Yes,” Cleo said.
Mitch, get the door,” Marie said.
She was going to have Cleo thrown out? Fine. If thats the way this was going to end, then fine. She’d walk out with her head held high even if her heart was in shatters.
The sound of the lock snapping into place drew Cleos attention.
boy, Marie said with such praise for the man Cleo wanted to
headbutt him.
Mitch locked the door.
What the hell?
Cleo watched him cautiously as Mitch walked around in front of

Now, Mitch, show my woman why youre here with me.”

Doris O’Connor

Cherie Nicholls

Raven McAllan

Jorja Lovett

Kiru Taye

Michaela Rhua

Alannah Harte

#bookrelease – Rescuing Cade – by @elodieparkes @evernightpub @lovebitessilk

Rescuing Cade by +Elodie Parkes 
Published by Evernight Publishing
Genre: contemporary, erotic romance

trying to get over a broken heart when his friend Jack takes him off to a
nightclub, named only, The Club. Although at first Cade is shocked by the place
he meets Marissa. It’s not long before he and Marissa get together, but under
the pressure of expectations from, The Club, and Marissa’s fear of commitment,
they’re both running in opposite directions.

Cade has touched Marissa’s heart in ways she doesn’t want to admit.
Marissa has lifted Cade’s sadness and opened his heart to love again.
trouble is — someone has to give a little. Who’s it going to be?

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18+Graphic sexual content
The lights were low and Marissa took a seat at an
empty table close to the small group of people. Strategically placed, she took
in the delicious sight that was Cade, only a yard away now.
Blue eyes,
mmm, my favorite. Look at those lips, made for kissing, biting, sucking.

She cast her eyes over his ass and thighs. She soaked up the sight of his
handsome jaw line and her eyes flicked to his groin, where she assessed the
hang of his suit pants and licked her lips at the promise of a big cock. Holy hell, he’s gorgeous. I’d like him on a
collar and leash waiting for me to slap his ass and fuck him senseless. I’d
like to slip a blindfold on him and run a feather over his cock to see it jerk
to life. I’d like to tie him to a chair, suck him almost to orgasm, and then
leave him to beg for release. Wonder if he’s dom or sub?
As Marissa considered Cade’s preference, he turned
and looked straight into her eyes.
A huge stab of sexual excitement throbbed in her
pussy. With her clit buzzing, she leaned a little forward to smile at Cade.
He looked away.
Marissa saw him gaze around the room. She watched
as his shoulders slumped.
The room was large and divided by obvious walkways.
A small dance floor held writhing couples, dangerously close to each other,
some half-naked. Doms occupied the tables with their Subs in various scenes,
all taking their pleasure without concern. Other Doms sat in the low leather
lounges watching. It was all much the same as usual. One Dom fucked his Sub
from behind, one hand fisted in her hair, and the other gripping her jaw
turning her face to kiss and bite her lips. A Sub straddled her Dom, her hands
held high above her head tied with a satin ribbon, as the Dom took his fill of
her breasts.
Marissa heard his growl.
“Don’t you come until I say you may … I want you
across the table. You’ll come on my fingers and then my cock. Do you
understand? I might have to punish you again.”
The Sub’s whispered answer must have been to his
liking. He kissed her tenderly.
Marissa looked away. Her pussy creamed and a sigh
of appreciation escaped her. Marissa loved sex. She liked to be in control,
although she’d scened with a Master, a friend, when she needed release. Her
role in The Club was as a Domme, but she was vanilla, the specialist in helping
newcomers. Everything she did, she designed to bring maximum pleasure to her
Sub whilst simultaneously taking it herself. She enjoyed the control she
wielded. It suited her to be the one with the power, and in her mind, the
choice to walk away.
The Club had been open for more than a decade and
was considered one of the best in the country. Safety was their priority, that
and pleasure. To Marissa’s knowledge, no one left The Club after seeking a
niche there and never came back.
Marissa found her gaze straying back to Cade.
He stood awkwardly by the table where Jack
finger-fucked his current Sub. She laid back with her legs wide apart, her
dress up around her waist, and her wrists tied over her head with a blue satin
scarf. If she’d worn panties to visit The Club, there was no sign of them now.
Marissa watched the Sub squirm, whimpering for
Jack shook his head. “Not yet, sweetheart, I’m
enjoying your lovely pussy. Your cream’s running down my palm. I’m going to
lick it up and then I’ll think about letting you come. Are you enjoying showing
my guest what a good girl you are?”
The Sub murmured, her breath hitching as Jack bent
and thrust his tongue into her pussy.
“Yes, sir, it’s exactly how I hoped it would be.”
Marissa’s pussy drenched her panties. She licked
her lips.
Cade lurched around and took a step toward her
He looked unseeing right into Marissa’s eyes, the
expression on his face a glaze of pure confusion, and then he passed by heading
to the bar in the corner.
Marissa watched him take a sip of the iced water
he’d ordered, then she too got up and walked away from that part of The Club
where sex soaked the air with erotic perfume, and the sounds of orgasm played
havoc with her own desires.
Copyright Elodie Parkes, Evernight
Publishing 2015
Parkes is a British author writing romance, erotic, contemporary, and often
with a twist of mystery, paranormal, fantasy, or suspense. Her books are always
steamy. Her tag is, Cool stories: Hot love scenes.
lives in Canterbury with her two dogs. She works in an antique shop by day and
writes at night, loving the cloak of silent darkness that descends on the rural
countryside around her home.
has also released titles as an individual indie author.
Elodie online:
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