Love’s Verdict by Carsen Taite

I really enjoyed this book, it had me all swept up in the romance from the beginning.

Landon Holt and Carly Pachett are total opposites, the only thing they have in common is that they are phenomenal lawyers. Carly is reserved and quiet but highly talented at researching her cases and has the smarts to wow, not just her clients but also her bosses. Landon is suave and self-assured; her clients warm to her easily and trust her implicitly because her confidence makes them feel safe. Carly and Landon work tirelessly together but as we all know, working so close and the fact opposites always attract means these two are bound to fall for each other but how wise would it be to fall for the woman gunning for your promotion?

I really enjoyed this story. It was fast paced and I loved the interactions between Carly and Landon. Carly and Landon were so serious about their jobs that when they teased and flirted with each other it was a nice escape from the seriousness of the legal case they where involved in. Also, Landon was really able to soften Carly’s character and in turn Carly really changed in the second half of the book and became much more likeable for me. Landon however, I was fascinated with from the beginning. Her confidence is attractive but it’s the moments she vulnerable that really had me. When you first learn about her background I found it hard to imagine with the beautiful soul I was reading about. However her experiences really lead to making her a fantastic character. She might be my new favourite character from Carsen Taite.

My only complaints would be that I’d have loved a longer epilogue and also I am not a fan of book covers with the protagonist on it as it confuses what’s in my imagination. In regards to the epilogue, I really loved the way things were left in the last chapter but when I read the epilogue, I longed for a little more or even a further time gap. But if you read my reviews you know I love an epilogue, especially one that is six months to a year after the last chapter!!

All in all, another great read from Carsen Taite.

4 stars

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Ticket To Love by Donna Jay

Donna Jay really writes novels that are just so feel good while still being incredibly naughty!

After being caught by her mother in a compromising position, Tara flees Australia to live with her Aunt in New Zealand. There she rents a room off of her Aunts, Boss (and friend), Kathryn. Kathyrn has been hurt before and isn’t in the position to ever feel that way again but she can’t help this chemistry she has with Tara.

This was a lovely book, the romance was very sweet but also fun and a little naughty at times. I thoroughly enjoyed the dynamic between the two characters, I especially loved the age-gap romance trope so that had me hooked from the being.

Both these women have been through the wringer in very different ways but somehow by being together they help each other heal and move on. The sex scenes do have some BDSM in them but Donna Jay, as always, writes them in such a way that they seem lighter. I also like how her books are 100% romance with a side of BDSM instead of other books (mainly erotica) that become wholly focused on the sex.

I always love how much Donna Jay adores her country of New Zealand and describes it to a tea. Every time I read one of her books I am ready to visit NZ all over again.

Great story and definitely one that will sit on my re-read list.
4.5 stars

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Paper Love by Jae

As a stationary enthusiast, I knew this book was right up my street.

Anja works for her boss and friend at a local stationary shop in Freiburg. Unfortunately, she isn’t aware the shop is failing and only finds out the truth when her boss’ niece, Susanne arrives to make some very tough decisions about the shop. Anja is instantly attracted to Susanne but isn’t so crazy about how she views the community of Freiburg, as well as the shop itself.

They battle with feelings but the spark is there and they’d be silly to not see what could happen… But Susanne will go back to Berlin and her life soon so is there any point?

The story was solid and I like the idea of them saving this little shop that was always meant to succeed. I really enjoyed Anja’s character and think she was really something special with her naïve ways and bubbly appearance. And when she is with Susanne, the chemistry between them is definitely there.

This is probably not my favourite book of Jae’s and I found I just didn’t connect with the characters like I normally do in Jae’s novels. In saying that, it did still have some beautiful moments and had all the little Jae touches that make it special.

I would however been keen for Jae to write a follow up story on Miriam and Franzi. They were both major highlights for me and their relationship seemed fun and at times, I wished we had more depth into them as characters.

All in all, a nice sweet romance from Jae

3.5 stars


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Paper Love

Lost for Words by Andrea Bramhall

I couldn’t have loved this book more if I tried. 5 stars. 

Sasha lives with her mother who is recovering from cancer, she works as a massage therapist, writes scripts in her spare time and the highlight of her week is hanging out with her best friend. That is until her mum and best friend send her script into a competition to get made into a movie. Jac is the media head and director for the movie. She’s cool, confident and isn’t in the market for love, that is until her first telephone conversation with Sasha and what begins as lust turn quickly into much more.

This book is an emotional rollercoaster (100% my kind of book), there are moments you’ll laugh, moments you’ll swoon and then moments where you will shed a tear or two. Completely worth every moment of your time. The build up to Sasha and Jac falling into each others arms was fantastic and I was glued to the page. The chemistry between Sasha and Jac was amazing and the sex scenes… Wow! I was reading one of the sex scenes on the train home and I was blushing the whole way.

I hadn’t realised at the time but Andrea Bramhall’s other book Nightingale is actually the book that Sasha writes and it’s the story she wins the competition with. It’s not a requirement to read Nightingale first but I know you’ll want to read it after. I know I will be heading to the Ylva website to download it straight away after I finish writing this review.

I really loved how much time was given in the book to Sasha and Jac as couple. I don’t always enjoy when an author ends the book once the protagonist’s have gotten together but this book really allowed for the reader to get to know them better as a couple.

Andrea Bramhall is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Her book Just My Luck is constantly on my re-read list and I think this book jumps into that category too.

Wonderful read. 5 stars.


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Take Your Time by VK Powell

The last book in the A Pine Cone Romance series was excellent and I reckon VK Powell wrote the perfect book to round up the series.

Dani Wingate is new in town and working in a small country Vet clinic. None of these factors are what Dani wants. She wants to go back to he big city and continue working at the zoo she loves but budget cuts have forced her hand. So why does the world tip on its axis every time deputy sheriff, Grace Booker is around? Especially when Dani despises cops. Grace is a small town girl and looking for love, something Dani is not looking for or ready for… So why does she feel so connected to Grace?

On one hand I was glad to finally get the last book in the series but in the other, I am really heartbroken it’s over. These three books have such beautiful nuances in many ways but are completely different in other aspects. For one, each book is written by a different author but all the characters from each book are the same. And while each author is telling a different protagonists story, each time they are able to keep each of the personalities constant throughout. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall when all three were plotting the stories out.

This is the first VK Powell book I have reviewed and I am excited to see what else I can nab from her back catalogue… If you have suggestions throw them my way.

Both Grace and Dani’s characters are developed well and I was so excited to get to this book because they have had staring roles in the first two books and I was well and truly intrigued. I actually think this book had me hooked more than the first two because from the first book, Take My Hand by Missouri Vaun, I knew I wanted to know Dani and Grace’s back story and I was pleasantly surprised.

Grace for me was the star of the book, I think mostly because I feel like I am Grace in a lot of ways so when she done and said certain things I was very aware that my own response would be the same if not aligned. In saying that, I thought Dani was a bit of a stud and wouldn’t have minded chasing her around Pine Cove. When these two were able to lock the world out there was some really beautiful moments and I shouted at my kindle screen more than once, “Dani just let go” or “Dani you idiot”… Yes, I got more than a little caught up in the excitement of the Pine Cone Drama.

I reckon if these are the sex scenes VK Powell can write then I have been missing out and I will definitely be checking out more because WOW!

All in all… Fantastic!

5 stars


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Q&A with May Dawney

May Dawney hit the lesfic scene earlier this year with her Ylva published debut Survival Instincts, and has since gone it alone with her series, The Veil Chronicles. The first book in that series, Wild Magic, has been out since April, and is currently free on Amazon until the end of today. Wild Magic tells the story of Ania Zaleska, who lives a perfectly ordinary—albeit floundering—life in Poland’s second-biggest city until the day she explodes. She’s dug from the rubble of her apartment building by shadow mage Noah Otieno, whose job it becomes to get Ania’s wild magic under control.
Noah is affiliated with the Society for Psychical Defense but she has kept herself away from magical politics as much as possible. Now she is in charge of potentially the most powerful magical weapon on either side of the war, she must decide how she can best keep her safe—especially when their magic brings them together in ways only wild magic can.

Check out her Q&A with Erin Hodgson from Write Hand Woman NZ below:

What is your writing Kryptonite?
Social media. Facebook groups can be such a time sink!

If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
That she’s fine, and that while she could have done a lot of things differently, things happen when and how they happen. She did good. Perhaps I’d tell her to believe in herself a bit quicker. It would’ve made her life a little easier going forward to know that she has the skills she needs.

How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?
In every way. I was lucky to have an amazing editor and mentor in Sandra Gerth (Jae) and a wonderful publishing house in Ylva Publishing. They taught me so much about not only the process of publishing, but also on how and what to write. Everything from reader expectations to proper comma placement came up and it’ll shape how and what I write forever, I’m sure.
What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
I think this might not be money I spent but money I did not earn. I pretty much quit my job the second Survival Instincts finished its editing. I knew without a doubt that writing was what I wanted to do with my life, so I jumped in head first. I kept a small part-time job and took the occasional assignment to cover bills until I started earning enough with writing to cover them. I ate a lot of dry (grainless) pasta! Ha! But the freedom that leap gave me was worth all the income I no longer had.

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
I Jekyll and Hyde on this. I’m either a soaring eagle and the words soar, I get massive word counts in a day, and the world is mine to do with as I please…or I’m a sloth. I try to minimize the sloth days, but you know, those buggers creep up on you!

How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
Two in editing, two in writing. Oh how I wish for more hours in the day! 😉

How many hours a day do you write?
As many as I can fit in! Anywhere from four to ten on an eagle day, but on sloth days, I’ll be lucky to get one or two.

How do you select the names of your characters?
I tend to pick the most commonplace names for my characters that seem to fit them. I don’t like exotic names because they draw focus away from the story. “Claire” just reads easier than “Krystabelle” Nothing wrong with “Krystabelle,” but it takes some time to decipher. Its my firm belief that readers should be reminded of the fact that they are reading a book, not living the story, as little as possible.

Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?
Not on purpose, but because I tend to plunge readers in the middle of my stories, there are many things in them that get interpreted differently by different people. I love hearing those theories!

What is the most difficult part of your artistic process?
Plot holes! I plot out all my stories, make sure the timelines work, set up each character’s arc before I start to write and inevitably, I will end up with a hole the size of Alaska somewhere that I did not see coming until I am on the edge of it and go “Oh. Damn.” Then it takes a week, minimum, to fix it. So frustrating! But that is also what makes the process of writing so much fun. You always surprise yourself as well. Always.

How long on average does it take you to write a book?
Because of the plot hole issue and sloth days, about a month. For the first draft. I’m working on minimizing the risk of plot holes and sloth days to get that number down!

Once Upon A Princess by Clare Lydon & Harper Bliss

A love story that ticks all my lesbian fairytale fantasies… A must-read.

Princess Olivia is being forced into an arranged marriage to her ex-girlfriend (whom is of a certain pedigree) by her mother, the Queen of England. Olivia decides to have a few weeks in the Cornish Coast to clear her head and get ready for her pending nuptials. So, in disguise, she becomes a wealthy Londoner working for her family’s company. Just being away from the Royal family circus gives her time to reflect and meeting country girl, Rosie is the icing on the non-wedding cake. Rosie is down to earth, fiercely independent and everything that Olivia wants in a wife.  As they begin to fall for each other, Olivia starts to question her loyalty to Royalty (BOOM). Can Olivia and Rosie really make it work? Can Rosie love Olivia, the Princess?

I knew before starting this book it was going to be something wonderful with Clare Lydon and Harper Bliss at the Helm.  I read it in one sitting and couldn’t put it down for a moment. I am not a royalist by any means but I do have a soft spot for Meghan and Harry so reading this book while their wedding was taking place was even more magical. I kept picturing Rosie and Olivia getting married instead of Harry and Meghan… it just heightened the whole experience.

The writing was on point and I would really love to sit down with both authors and ask how they did it. Who wrote what sections or characters?

The characters were extremely fun to read and I was willing them to succeed from their first interaction, the chemistry between both Rosie and Olivia was beautiful and the sex scenes were not only extremely hot but you could also sense the real connection between both characters in the those intimate moments.

An excellent story line that will grip you from the beginning.
5 stars


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Girl Talk by Cassidy Storm

I was not expecting this book to be as good as it was, especially as it’s a debut novel from Cassidy Storm. But, I was pleasantly surprised.

The book centres around Autumn who is currently dating her way through a bunch of guys trying to find ‘Mr Right’. One night she received a call from an unknown number and when she answers the person on the other side starts the conversation with a very explicit and erotic greeting from a woman. Autumn is intrigued and lets the conversation develop with the mysterious caller and agrees to talk again soon. This progresses into a nightly conversation between both women but Autumn is straight so why is she letting this woman arouse her? She isn’t developing feelings, is she? Because ultimately Autumn is straight… right?

This book was just sexy and fun. It was written extremely well for a first novel and the scenes on the phone knocked my socks off… so unbelievably hot. Adding to that though was a level of intimacy I didn’t expect from a relationship blossoming through the phone, but it was there and very present in the second half of the book.

I loved the way Jess seduced Autumn. It was romantic, and you could genuinely read her feelings through the way she spoke to Jess and how (I won’t go into details) she looked after her on her birthday. It gave me all the feels.

My only fault (and it is minor) is the ending was too short for me or at least there isn’t a epilogue. It’s a selfish fault because I just wanted more of these characters together and being in love in the intense way they had built over the phone.

I really look forward to seeing what comes next from Cassidy Storm because I think she might be one to watch in Lesbian Erotic Fiction.

4 stars


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Les Rêveur Christmas Competition

Who’s excited for Christmas???

Well, I am super excited for Christmas and I wanted to share some of my excitement with you, so I’ve decided to run a Christmas competition!!!

I’ve got together with some awesome authors who have offered up Books, Ebooks and Audiobooks plus I’m going throw in some Les Rêveur swag along with extra… you said it…. BOOKS!

To be in with a chance of WINNING all you have to do is like like_icon.png and follow Les Rêveur Facebook page, like and share this post of the competition. GOOD LUCK!!!

Competition closes on the 20th of December 2017
Winner announced on the 24th of December 2017

Here’s what’s up for grabs:

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Pink by KD Williamson


My Review

First off and most importantly, I need to make it clear that this is not a love story. This is a story about finding yourself when your life is thrown into disarray after a bad break up. Shawnna is heart broken after a particularly cruel break up when her girlfriend of five years cheats on her. The story follows Shawnna as she tries to discover ways to mend her heart while working at a sex emporium until she can get a job in her certified career. At times I began to dislike her a little as she became withdrawn and obnoxious but it was all part of her processing her turbulent emotions.

Some of the funniest moments in this book are at Shawnna’s work place, that happens to be a sex emporium. I actually cried laughing at some of the customers antics. It really brought much needed levity to which would have been a very serious novel. One of the ways Shawnna processes her emotions is through no strings sex. I have got to make it clear that some of these sex scenes were the sexiest, hottest sex scenes I have ever read. I love it when authors mix it up and write sex scenes that are not the usual generic Lesbian scenes and wow, did KD Williamson blow my mind.

Secondary Character Veda who is Shawnna’s best friend was a fantastic character to read. She caring, loving but she’s bold and confident and absolutely committed to Shawnna getting over her ex, plus she doesn’t let Shawnna get away with her negative behaviour which made me like her even more. I also really like Shawnna’s first no strings partner, Keisha. In fact, my romantic brain kept hoping for more from them even though I knew it was not a love story going in. I am still hoping that maybe Shawnna and Keisha could work through their pain and find love later in the game… who knows.

Great novel and not what I was expecting. 5 stars.

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