Sunday, June 7, 2015

Shades of Desire (Lena Hart) Spotlight, excerpt, review and GIVEAWAY

NEW RELEASE: Shades Of Desire: 10 Sweet & Spicy Romances Box Set (10 Sweet & Spicy Romances)

Shades Of Desire Authors: J.A. Coffey, Wendy Ely, Dorothy Callahan, Diane Escalera, Lena Hart, Chanta Rand, Emma Leigh Reed, Cindy Stark, Valerie Twombly, Kristina Knight

Now available! Ten titillating tales from USA Today, bestselling and award-winning authors. Step into the world of some of the freshest voices in romance. From spicy secrets to sweet second chances. Come find your perfect shade of desire.
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J.A. Coffey – Bestselling Author

Divorced certified fraud examiner Jessica Barlow catches liars for a living. Sparks fly when she’s assigned to investigate a dating website owned by a man determined to guarantee she finds love—even if he has to pretend to be a client!

Wendy Ely – USA Today Bestselling Author

Sometimes good men are taught to do evil things and it takes the strength of a sheltered woman to make things right. When Gabi learns of her father, she is asked to leave for her own safety. Fine. She’ll go… but she is taking her secret love with her, even if it’s at gun-point.

Dorothy Callahan – Bestselling Author


Jess never forgot her first kiss, especially since it came from the guy who taught her everything she knows about antiques, her livelihood. But if she wins the priceless inheritance, Jess will risk losing Darius Covington all over again.

Diane Escalera – Bestselling Author

Shay LaCosta screwed up a damn good marriage. Now she's on a mission to get a little submission, and get her hunky husband back in her bed.

Lena Hart – Bestselling Author

Athena Lewis has a sharp mind and an even sharper attitude. Except when it comes to “Davie,” the only man who’s ever truly made her feel safe. Yet to protect the only family she has left, she must embark on a mission that goes against everything she believes in—and that includes using the last trick she has left. Her body.

My review:

3.75 stars

His Bedpost Queen by Lena Hart is part of the ‘Queen Quartette’ series and is included in the boxed set, ‘Shades of Desire’.  This particular story centers around a computer security expert, Athena Lewis, whose love for her scapegrace brother has put her in the uncomfortable position of betraying someone she once cared deeply for.  David Carrone has never forgotten his roots, but he has worked hard to overcome his less than savory beginnings to become the successful casino resort owner he is, and he never expects to be betrayed by the one person he regrets having left in his past.  Their intense attraction leads to questionable choices, but they have to decide whether they can get past the hurt they have caused one another and survive the challenges that their respective pasts keep stirring up.

This sensual romantic suspense story combines a reunion romance with a friends to opponents to lovers theme, peppered with an intriguing mystery.  The memories of the gritty past that shaped these two main characters gives a glimpse of a harsh world that has prompted the different members of their clique to follow very opposite paths.  There is an ongoing thread that is not resolved in this particular story and the framework is laid for interest in yet another sexy male’s story but there is an enjoyable unfolding of the sizzling relationship that develops between the two strong-willed characters spotlighted in this story.  I have not read the rest of the series but there is enough backstory to give an understanding of the current events even as one is drawn into the overall mystery and seduced into wanting to read the rest of the series.  I look forward to unraveling the mystery and getting to know more about some of the enigmatic characters and finding out whether there are extenuating circumstances or if the front being presented to the world is truly reflective of the heart of the persons who are in danger of undermining the accomplishments of those who have escaped their troubled beginnings.
A copy of this title was provided to me for my honest review

Chanta Rand – Bestselling Author and Debut Author of the Year

Thrown together for ninety days by a spiteful judge, womanizing attorney, Cayson Sullivan and street-smart hustler, Destiny Jackson find the only thing they can agree on is their red-hot attraction for each other.

Emma Leigh Reed

Pregnant and running from her abusive boyfriend, Chloe Wilder takes refuge in the sleepy coastal town of Arden. Police chief, Jayden Peterson, thinks the worst crime that could happen in Arden is jaywalking. Could the real danger be the two of them falling for each other?

Cindy Stark – Bestselling Author

Battle-worn soldier, Jerry returns home intending to avoid his ex-fiancée. The shrapnel that wounded him pales in comparison to the gash she left in his heart. Kimber lost everything when she broke off her engagement, and she’ll fight to win him back.

Valerie Twombly – Bestselling Author

Armand has lost everything. His magic and his freedom are taken when an evil curse is placed on the Jinn, but a newcomer to town may be his savior. When evil emerges from the shadows, Makayla learns she must choose between her mortality and Armand’s freedom.

Kristina Knight – Bestselling Author

Dumped by her celebrity boyfriend, unlucky-in-love author Casey Cash needs a break. But, between the male escort trying to get into her bed and the tabloid reporter intent on getting her story, Casey might have been smarter to stay in New York...

REVIEWS (optional):
“One of the most descriptive, steamiest foreplay scenes that I have ever encountered!”
 —Brittany, book blogger & Goodreads reviewer

“It began quickly and almost immediately, the story had me in suspense. Whether I was hoping for Gabrielle’s safe escape to her father’s cabin, and for her and Mikolas to get together, I was on the edge of my seat.”
 —Isabella from Chick Lit Goddess Reviews

“I’ve never read a romance where the two main characters were more perfect for each other.”
 —Print and Film Fan

“Diane Escalera cranks up the heat and gives a story sizzling with seduction and chemistry between her characters.”
 —Book Lovers, Inc.

“The passion between the main characters is FIYAH, and they are relatable!”
 —Amazon Reviewer

“The sexual tension in this book is incredible. These are real people, and it is as if they could walk right off the pages and into the real world!”
 —Rose, Amazon Reviewer

“The book had me sharing emotions with the characters and had my heart racing the whole time. I called it “criminal minds in a book”.

“Powerfully sweet story of love, hurt and forgiveness.”
 —Vo Pov, Amazon Reviewer

“This book was steamy, sexy, raw with a side of chocolate dipped cherries on top!  I finished reading this book in record time it was so damn juicy!”
 –Paranormaly Yours

“Mr. Right Now packs a lot of story into 50,000 words—it demands attention. Steaming sex scenes, humor and memorable characters.”
 —Reader review on Amazon & Goodreads




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  1. Thanks for featuring our new box set on your blog, Elf! And for your honest review of HIS BEDPOST QUEEN. =)

    1. You are very welcome, Lena. Thank you for coming by to visit and good luck on the release of the boxed set!