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Be With Me, by Maya Banks

This is only the third of Ms Banks’ tittles that I’ve read, but will by no means be the last. Published by Berkley Heat and labeled as an erotic romance, Be With Me focuses much more on the relationship than it does on the sex. Of course, the fact that it’s a ménage à quatre is probably reason enough for most people to consider it more erotica than romance.

And that brings me to the usual warning: this is adult reading material, with graphic sexual scenes and language.

Here’s the (humdrum) back cover blurb:

Three men. One woman.

Hutch Bishop, Cam Douglas and Sawyer Pritchard were delinquents with a reckless and wildly sexy side. But they had more in common than that. They had Regina Fallon, a wealthy but lonely girl from the right side of the tracks who formed an unusual friendship with the boys. She felt protected. She felt needed. She felt loved… for the first time in her life. By all three.

So much closer than just friends.

Today she’s a police officer, dedicated to her badge and wary of reigniting her relationship with the hot trio after one night of passion left her confused—and stunned—by what they wanted from her. But when a mysterious attempt is made on her life, Hutch, Cam and Sawyer jump in to protect her again. Now Regina and her three lovers are forming an all-new bond. It’s more exciting, more intense and—as a killer looms in the shadows—more dangerous than ever before.

The first chapter is an excellent example of action writing, introducing the heroine and showcasing her strengths in just a couple of pages: a small town police officer, Regina answers an anonymous call reporting a potential crime and finds herself face-to-face with a crazy, grudge-holding killer. (more…)

Love Me Still, by Maya Banks

A novella-length paranormal published in December 2007 by Samhain in the Perfect Gift anthology, Love Me Still is my first exposure to Ms Banks’ writing (even though I do have one of her novels published as Sharon Long in the TBR mountain range—must find and read asap).

This story could be considered inappropriate for minors because the premise involves a formal marriage/mating/relationship between two brothers and their wife, but there is neither language nor graphic sex in it. It is a brief and moving look at the complexities and resilience of relationships.

Here’s the blurb: (more…)

I present to you, The Queen Of Anal Sex…

Yeah, yeah, it’s a menage, and the heroes are into that whole smacking the butt thing, but guess what, I didn’t hate it, in fact, I really liked it.

Although, I have to say…Lora, Jethro Riggs? Jethro frickin Riggs? What kind of red-neck name is that anyway?

Review coming up shortly, but in the meantime, if you dig hot dirty triple play sex scenes, you can pre-order Forbidden Pleasures here.

Oh incidentally, does anybody know who the other Lora Leigh is? Apparently there’s another Lora Leigh who wrote a book called The Club. The reason I ask is because Lora had an author’s note referencing this other author, and basically explaining that when she took the pen name, she wasn’t aware of the existence of this other Lora Leigh. She also pointed out that there isn’t a book in her Bound Hearts series titled, The Club. Anybody shed any light on this? Hmmm?

I wonder which is Anchor, and which is Storm? *g*

But it certainly caught my eye. I’ve mostly gone right off menage books now, but I really liked the premise of this one.

I have a certain affection for historical erotic romance, I think it’s the thought of such naughty goings ons, during these notoriously repressive time periods.

You can buy Anchor and Storm from Elloras Cave. Now let’s hope there aren’t any effing whips, chains, or nipple clamps involved.