Love Me Tonight by Adriana Dane

18867956Title: Love Me Tonight

Author: Adriana Dane

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (56 pages)

ISBN: 978-1-61124-517-2

Publisher: Amber Quill Press (November 17th, 2013)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Reviewer: Eli

Blurb: At Hotel Draysden, management fraternizing with staff is a no-no. Casper Rosabella knows the rules, but he also believes that sometimes rules were meant to be broken. Sometimes it was worth taking a risk, especially when the man Casper craves is as hot as Lando Madrid.

Eye contact leads to a need to experience more, and through phone calls and texting, the men start to learn about each other. But then the lines blur when Casper and Lando make arrangements to meet for one night of unfettered sex in a seedy motel room, when taboo passions will culminate between two men who work at the same place, but certainly shouldn’t play together.

With secrets shared and desires revealed, the men are drawn deeper into a burning need to know more about each other. But considering their situation, could the relationship become something other than just a one-night stand?

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Review: Take a mild-mannered man who realizes that having someone control your life when you don’t want it is not the same as surrendering control and add a spicy Latino to the mix and it will prove to be an intoxicating cocktail. Casper takes a chance on flirting with Lando and starting an illicit and potentially risky affair. Both men are searching for something and unbeknownst to them they will find what they need in each other.

All they need is a month of illicit courtship followed by a night of erotic passion – what will result is two men who finally have what they need and a love that can blossom into something more.  Lando will be the masterful Dom and Casper his willing sub.  They are both well matched and suited. Lando needs a man who will see beyond his lowly position in the company and appreciate all that he is and desires to be. Casper needs someone to show him that while he is buttoned up all day, he can let go and allow someone else to be in control of his passion.

The story is hot and sexy and drips with passion. This is a story that will have you looking around your workplace to see if there are any sexy vibes you may be missing.

The Risqué Blue by Adrianna Dane

18516096Title: The Risqué Blue

Series:  N/A

Author: Adrianna Dane

Genre: Contemporary/Mystery/BDSM/D/s

Length: Novella (105 pages)

Publisher: Loose Id (October 7th, 2013)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating:
♥♥♥♥♥4.5 Hearts

Blurb: One man is searching for his past, the other needs to find his future.

Johnny Lee Paradise, owner of the Savannah blues club, Risqué Blue, and Prieste V. Beaumont, an L.A. film producer, live different lives on opposite sides of the country. Both are alone, both hide secret desires and haunting fears. One spring night, as a fluke snowstorm blankets Savannah, with a turn of the tarot card Madam Fate changes the destiny for both of these men.

Prieste is looking for his long-lost stepsister; Johnny is looking for a night’s sexy diversion, when Prieste arrives late one night at the Risqué Blue. Amidst the magic of Savannah, tragic ghosts of the past, Prieste’s search for closure, and Johnny’s newfound taste for passionate submission–and a good erotic spanking provided by the more dominant Prieste–will love find a way to save these two men from the unhappy chains of the past? Or will their fears part them forever? In Savannah, at the Risqué Blue, anything is possible, even perhaps, finding lasting and healing love.

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Reviewer:   GiGi

Review: I love mystery, and a mysterious atmosphere. The city of Savannah is the perfect setting for this bluesy, succulent story, very film noir in its beginning. The author does an excellent job of setting the mood, stormy weather, blues singers, and nightclubs.

While this is a BDSM or D/s story, that content is kind of poured in nice and slow like a sip of good whisky down your throat, it burns hot, and fans the flames between Prieste and Johnny. By the end of the story, the D/s knocks these two into a sexual haze. It’s fun to read through all the small vignettes in this book from the old-time movie theaters, ghosts, and the hole-in-the wall nightclubs complete with absinthe and secrecy. Even the support characters in this story kept my rapt attention, especially Christella, my heart poured out for her.

I’m also very curious about the “adoptive family” that rescued Prieste. His sister sure is interesting. I find myself wanting to know about the self-made family that he’s part of. I’m sure it’s a family full of characters that will feed new stories in what I hope will become a series!

If you like your kinks with a bit of domination, and a good mysterious story, this a great read, you won’t be disappointed.

Forget Me Not by Adrianna Dane

6335018Title:  Forget Me Not

Author: Adrianna Dane

Genre: Contemporary

Length:    Novella (65 pages)

Publisher: Amber Allure (March 25th, 2013)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥ 2.5 to 3Hearts

Blurb: It was a friendship that forged their relationship. It was passion that bound them together. And tragedy that tore them apart. Yet time and distance could not destroy their yearning. A failed marriage could not quench the memories. Nothing could make either forget what they had once shared…

Boyhood friends, now mature men reunited after eighteen years apart. One had saved the other’s life. Cooper Lynch is a man locked by his mer blood to the town of Raven’s Cove. He cannot leave. Ever. Bound by cursed blood and by ancient duty. Ian Lynch is a man who feels rootless, now at the crossroads of his life, when fate brings him back again to Raven’s Cove and the only person he’d ever desired. It was a love they had tried to deny. A love that was never meant to be. But one that changed both their worlds with a night of passion they could never forget.

Different worlds, different lives. Will this forbidden love defy the demands of fate?

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Reviewer:  Showme

Review: Cooper and Ian have regretted the paths they chose in life ever since their one desperate night together. Both men were obviously confused by the intense attraction they felt for each other after years of friendship. Cooper is worried he took advantage in Ian’s moment of weakness and Ian isn’t sure he remembers things being as amazingly passionate as the dreams he has about his one and only time with another man. Fate or Ian’s need for closure puts both men on the island together again. Their kids from failed marriages meet and become good friends forcing the men to confront each other and the feelings they’ve held onto for eighteen years.

This was a short, sweet and angsty story. I thought the mermaid lore was interesting and would have enjoyed more about it. It felt a little rushed at times. Everything happened rapidly and it felt that way. Some of the dialogue switched from modern to historical sounding at times, which threw me because that wasn’t how the character spoke in the beginning of the book.

Not bad but not great.

Above the Cloud by Adrianna Dane

Title: Above the Cloud

Series: Tales of the Midnight Pearl Brotherhood 06

Author: Adrianna Dane

Genre: Fantasy, Witchcraft, Magic

Length: Short (50pgs)

Publisher: Amber Quill Press (Amber Allure) (11th December 2011)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥2 ½Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: The ancient myths of the Brotherhood of the Midnight Pearl tell of an island formed from the depths of the ocean, in the midst of a sea of mystical, sapphire beauty. It is an island paradise built on love and devotion to a common belief, a society made up entirely of handsome and desirable men. And Alonzo Smith is on a journey to discover his place among them.

For Alonzo, the frustrations of serving Master Phelix have been many on the group’s journey through the jungle. Alonzo’s patience, however, is about to be rewarded.

On the morning before the group heads toward the Titan Mountains and the next leg of the journey, Master Phelix awakens Alonzo and leads him on one final, intimate, and dizzying jungle adventure. The rewards and revelations may just be more than Alonzo might ever have expected. Now, he must make a choice—does he stay in the jungle with the Obscurants and Master Phelix, or continue on to see what destiny, and/or fate, has in store?

The sequel to Tales of the Midnight Pearl Brotherhood: Lessons Learned…

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Review: This story is part of a series and must be read in order. Alonzo is separated from the group by Master Phelix and taken into the jungle.  While away, Alonzo finds out Master Phelix’s past and what Master Phelix is looking for in a man.

This is the third book in this series that I have reviewed and I can only say that the author does write really well.  The story is interesting and it is one I really do want to finish, but whoever had the idea to cut it up into small segments should be cut up into small segments themselves. It is frustrating to have to go back and read the previous books just so I know where I am up to and then to have it cut off again just when it gets interesting. (THIS IS A BOOK NOT TV).

Saying that…I am intrigued by Alonzo’s story.   In this one, Alonzo finally gets to submit to Master Phelix and finds out Master Phelix’s story. Alonzo is now near the end of the journey through the jungle.  As he stands at the bottom of the mountain he has to make the decision to make of either going forward or back to the jungle.  And then he realizes at the last-minute that Master Phelix will be leaving them at the edge of the jungle.

I will recommend this to those who already have this series, love hot submissive sex, a journey of self-discovery, has infinite patience or wait until the series has ended and then get the entire series.

Lessons Learned by Adrianna Dane

Title: Lessons Learned

Series: Tales of the Midnight Pearl Brotherhood 05

Author: Adrianna Dane

Genre: Fantasy, Witchcraft, Magic, Voyeurism

Length: Short (30pgs Mobi)

Publisher: Amber Quill (Amber Allure) (20th October 2011)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥2Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: The ancient myths of the Brotherhood of the Midnight Pearl tell of an island formed from the depths of the ocean, in the midst of a sea of mystical, sapphire beauty. It is an island paradise built on love and devotion to a common belief, a society made up entirely of handsome and desirable men. And Alonzo Smith is on a journey to discover his place among them.

After his last adventure in the jungle with the Obscurants, Alonzo finds re-acclimation with his initiate brothers a difficult adjustment. There’s also the fact that Master Phelix still hasn’t claimed him in the way he would like and Alonzo becomes frustrated by the situation—although Master Phelix readily helps Alonzo to deal with his more immediate problem, not quite in the way Alonzo would have liked.

Crisis erupts in camp as David is taken with fever, and it appears he may die. Alonzo cannot lose his friend, no matter what it may take to save him. And after his experience in the jungle, Alonzo may be the only one who can help David survives his strange fever.

While Master Phelix teaches Alonzo about the value of patience, the crisis with David teaches Alonzo about the dangers of temptation. Lessons from the past learned as Lord Wetham’s boy come into play when David’s life hangs in the balance.

The sequel to Tales of the Midnight Pearl Brotherhood 04 – Primordial Impulse…

NOTE: Don’t miss the next installment in the series, Tales of the Midnight Pearl Brotherhood 06 – Above the Clouds, available December 11th!

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Review: Alonzo doesn’t understand why Master Phelix refuses to take him and it frustrates him. When David is stuck down by a strange bite, Alonzo strives to save him and comes to the realization about himself and why he can’t fully submit.

This story is well written but, to me seemed a bit surreal in places, especially when he was trying to save David.  It also confused me the way it would revert to his past and how it related to the now. I also didn’t like the way that Master Phelix acted with him and got someone else to have sex with him without allowing Alonzo to see who it was.

I must admit I am not a fan of this series and find it very hard to get into each segment unless I read all the books from the first one onwards so that I can get back into it.

I recommend this to those who have already got the rest of the series and advise anyone else to buy the entire series when it is finished.




Trailmaster Phelix by Adrianna Dane

Title: Trailmaster Phelix

Series: Tales of the Midnight Pearl Brotherhood 03

Author: Adrianna Dane

Genre: Gay / Erotica / Fantasy / Witchcraft / Magic

Length: Short Story (35pgs)

Publisher: Amber Quill Press, Amber Allure (18th September 2011)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥3Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: The ancient myths of the Brotherhood of the Midnight Pearl tell of an island formed from the depths of the ocean, in the midst of a sea of mystical, sapphire beauty. It is an island paradise built on love and devotion to a common belief, a society made up entirely of handsome and desirable men. And Alonzo Smith is on a journey to discover his place among them.

The initiates are set to be tested. After a span of relatively unregulated sexual play on the beach, the real challenges begin. Trailmaster Phelix arrives, along with his apprentice, Abel, to guide these lusty young men with their raging libidos through the dangerous jungles on Mannos. Alonzo, David, Helmer, Krispin, and Parker prepare themselves for new discoveries, yet adventures in the jungle may not be quite what they expect. Master Phelix has his eye on Alonzo, and this new leg of the journey may be even more challenging than Alonzo can imagine as Master Phelix forces more of Alonzo’s dark past into the light. Past blends into present as Alonzo turns himself to serving the demands of Master Phelix.

Review: This book can be read as a standalone but it is a continuation of The Brotherhood of the Midnight Pearl series that really should be read in order.

Alonzo has to face his past and settle with the present and with the help of Trailmaster Phelix we begin to see Alonzo’s acceptance.

This book pulled me in with the first few pages as it described the Island of Mannos.   I didn’t realize that it was a part of a series until the end when it seemed to abruptly cut off. It was very well written and the world building was good, we learn a lot about Alonzo and his past.   We see how he starts to come to terms with his submissive nature.   Because, although he knows he is submissive he has never really faced up to it.

To me this seemed to be a part of a larger book which has been cut into bite-sized pieces.   In fact, I have just read the blurbs to 1 & 2 and for 4 (Expected publication: 23rd October 2011) and it basically is a larger book cut down into installments that leave you unsatisfied.

I would recommend that if you have already got 1 & 2 then you need to get this.   if you haven’t then it might be a good idea to wait until the series has ended then get them all at once and read them together as though it was just one book.