Saturday, February 22, 2014

Trifecta by Kim Carmichael

Trifecta by Kim Carmichael
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
June 27, 2013
PDF edition
Estimated 331 pages
Contemporary Romace

Two men. One woman. It could ruin a friendship, or bring a satisfying twist to their lives. Artist, Jason Morgan, is used to making magic on the canvas. Now he hopes to do it in the bedroom. After a failed gallery showing, Jason decides the best way to cure his creative block is to act on his own personal fantasy, and enter into a sexual relationship with his two best friends. From the time they were in elementary school, Russell Sinclair has been a willing participant in Jason's adventures, but this one goes to a new level. He's intrigued by the idea of sharing one woman, but is challenged by how to fit this three-sided relationship into his traditional life. Lauren Redmond is no stranger to fantasy. As the aesthetic sales rep to the top Beverly Hills dermatologists, she is responsible for the majority of puffed lips and filled wrinkles in the greater Los Angeles area. She detours from her steady, secure path when she is offered the opportunity to live the dream with the two men who have occupied her heart since college. The fantasy fast becomes a powerful reality, and Lauren must decide if she is willing to give up everything she has worked for to have a bit of temporary decadence. Trifecta explores the boundaries of love, relationships and convention.


             This definitely was not a typical romance story or even a love triangle. Kim took the aspect of 3 people and love and gave it a twist I have never come across before. I often find romance novels take the fantasy part of a romance and stick to that however, Kim brought some realization to the fantasy world. By this I mean, there was first scene of the 3 of them engaging in sexual behavior. Lauren, didn't know what was going because the guys didn't get the chance to inform her of their plans and they just went for it. I really loved the fact that through Lauren's mind you see and read her self doubt. You see she is questioning what they are doing; to me that is real. That is something I could see happening in real life. Which is something I don't see often in novels. 

      It did take a bit for me to get into this novel. That was for multiple reasons. One being my tablet stopped working so I had to take it to my phone to read which PDF form and my phone are not friends for. So I just used my phones ebook converter app to get it to mobi format to be able to read on my phone. The second reason being it did have a weird start to it. When I started reading the introduction got me questioning if it was a romance novel or a thriller. I am not to keen to thriller novels so then when it turned and twisted itself to a traditional romance novel it had my attention. Which made me love this novel a little bit more. It was, in my opinion, a nice little curveball. 

            I really loved that you could identify with all 3 characters in one way or another. Let's start with Lauren, she has that sassy yet emotional personality. She has a strong head on her shoulder and whatever she seemed to have in her mind happened. She may doubt things at times like how I referred to the first sexual scene but in reality who doesn't doubt themselves at one time or another. Now we have Jason, the struggling artist who took a critiquing to hard. Jason most definitely tends to doubt himself, his work and his own person. He is the one who guides Russell. I know for myself that I tend to doubt my work and myself at times. Russell was the one who confused yet serious and in tune with life. Let's face it, everyone gets confused about life. He followed Jason's lead most of his life so why not now? I loved how in tune he was with life. He was the one who brought the three of them together to make them complete- personality wise. It was nice to be able to identify with a characteristic or more in each character, made the novel more personal.

              When it came to the sexual nature, it showed this wasn't going to be just erotic novel. It had it's sex scene's but it also showed there is so much more to a relationship then sex. Especially, a relationship involving 3 people who have known each other all their lives. The sexual scenes that were there were definitely "sexy hot" scenes. They really had it down in their comfort zone, the bedroom, and you got to see them struggle a bit outside of their comfort zone. I feel they only struggled because of one of the big keys to all relationships- communication. It came off as if they were relying on each other to know what was next, but nobody knew who was the person to know that.

                   All in all, I truly enjoyed in this book once I got into it and got use to the M/F/M aspect. There wasn't much I didn't like about it or that would want me to give this a low rating. 


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Club Shadowlands by Cherise Sinclair

Club Shadowlands by Cherise Sinclair
VanScoy Publishing Group
January 15, 2013
Kindle Edition
Estimated 149 pages
BDSM Erotic Romance

Her car disabled during a tropical storm, Jessica Randall discovers the isolated house where she's sheltering is a private bondage club. At first shocked, she soon becomes aroused watching the interactions between the Doms and their subs. But she's a professional woman--an accountant--and surely isn't a submissive . . . is she? 

Master Z hasn't been so attracted to a woman in years. But the little sub who has wandered into his club intrigues him. She's intelligent. Reserved. Conservative. After he discovers her interest in BDSM, he can't resist tying her up and unleashing the passion she hides within.

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          I have never read a book that was of the BDSM nature. So like the main character, Jessica, I was new to this scene. However, the way Cherise wrote this book introduces it very well. You get a real sense of how BDSM works and how Master Z introduces it to new people is like he is introducing it to you. The way Cherise wrote how Master Z approaches his newest sub, Jessica, helps you image he is approaching you.
              ,I am a very visual person. I love to visualize everything I read. This was almost done easily throughout the entire book. Jessica was describe quite often. She came across in my mind a very business type of a woman that Master Z was able to open up and see her naughty side. Master's mansion, in my mind, was an amazing one. The fact that he can live there in one area and have his private club in another shows how big it is. However, it is also goes into further detail being that his private club had several rooms including a basement. The club alone is like a single story 5 room house with a basement which in terms of houses is a big house. You then add his bedroom, kitchen, living room, bathroom, lobby, and guest room you have one huge mansion. All the dom's and sub's were described very well to where you could picture each one and their flaws as a dom or sub. My only problem with descriptions was Master Z. He was never fully describe in a way that you could cast your own person for him. I never got a steady image of him in my head at any point. Everything else was describe and laid out very well but Master Z could have been done better.

           When it came to the sexual content of the book it was like you were the person being seduced or having sex. You could imagine everything happening as it happened. You could feel what Jessica felt when Master Z did something new to her. The surprise she felt when she discovered she was actually intrigued by the BDSM came out very well. It was never the same with each sexual scene. Some books tend to repeat the sexual patterns but not this one. It was always a new approach with how happened. When it came to Jessica's first punishment or first public scene it wasn't tedious or boring it was intriguing. You felt as if it was you being punished or being put on display for a public scene.

            This was a well written erotic romance. I never found anything that was repeated. I am actually quite intrigued to obtaining the rest of the series and continuing on with Jessica and Master Z's journey. To see if maybe Master Z gets describe a bit better. To see where the story goes from here. 

         RATING: 4/5

Monday, February 3, 2014

Under Construction is almost done

Under Construction is almost done. Just have a little contest going for the last part. But right now here are the changes:

  • Rating system has changed
  • Now there is a get feature area
  • Contact and review policy have been updated
  • The suggestions/recommendations forms have been updated
  • There is also now a LAST READ sidebar it will have the book information the cover of the book will be linked to the post about it and it will also have the rating I gave it


all old post will still be available for viewing

Little Contest

   As part of my "Under Construction" I have decided to create a new LOGO. However, my life currently has a lot going on in it with my 5 month old son facing open heart surgery soon. So I have decided to do a contest. I want YOU to create me a logo. The logo must include the following:

  • The name of my blog (End of Story, Next Book)
  • Fit my theme(the blog theme)
  • Have my tagline
Here are somethings about me and my blog that you can use to help decide how to design it:
  • I love romance
  • Erotic novels are my favorite but I read anything
  • YA is another genre I read lots of
  • I love the color red
  • My favorite color scheme is black, red and white
  • I have a fascination with bows
  • I hate when things look cluttered
I will be collecting entries until 2/13. On 2/14 I will post all entries and everyone can vote until 2/24.
The winner is the person with the most votes.

Your logo will be used and you will get a $0.99 ebook from Amazon of your choice and a swag pack from Author Kim Carmichael. (what the swag pack has will be announced with voting)
 The winner will have 24 hours to contact me before I go to the next person.

To submit your entry please fill out the form below:

Saturday, February 1, 2014


After an almost 3 year hiatus I'm back to book blogging. First however, I will be revamping things and making some changes. So be on the lookout for that. It may seem slow at first because I currently prepping for my 5 month old son's open heart surgery but I hope to have the revamp all done before surgery. :)