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Review ~ Theirs to Cherish by Shayla Black

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Title: Theirs to Cherish

Author: Shayla Black

Series: Wicked Lovers #8

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10 synopsis

The perfect place for a woman on the run to disappear…

Accused of a horrific murder she didn’t commit, former heiress Callie Ward has been a fugitive since she was sixteen—until she found the perfect hideout, Club Dominion. The only problem is she’s fallen for the club’s Master, Mitchell Thorpe, who keeps her at arm’s length. Little does she know that his reasons for not getting involved have everything to do with his wounded heartand his consuming desire for her.

To live out her wildest fantasies…

Enter Sean Kirkpatrick, a Dom who’s recently come to Dominion and taken a pointed interest in Callie. Hoping to make Thorpe jealous, she submits to Sean one shuddering sigh at a time. It isn’t long before she realizes she’s falling for him too. But the tender lover who’s slowly seducing her body and earning her trust isn’t who he claims…

And to fall in love.

When emotions collide and truths are exposed, Sean is willing to risk all to keep Callie from slipping through his fingers. But he’s not the only man looking to stake a claim. Now Callie is torn between Sean and Thorpe, and though she’s unsure whom she can trust, she’ll have to surrender her body and soul to both—if she wants to elude a killer…

Review

This series is the very first series that I read that had bdsm in it. I fell in absolute love with it from the first book. There is a little bit of everything in it. Menage, bdsm, vanilla. Although lately they all seem to be more on the bdsm side. I love that there are many books and probably more to come. I am not sure how many more there will be, but it might be time to start winding it down to an end. I love all her books and still have her other ones to get to, Masters of Menage and her Dom’s of her life series. I am still waiting for the next Doomsday Bretheren book.

Okay, now back to this one. I was hoping that Thorpe was going to get a book. I will say that even though I did like him and want him to finally get his HEA I was hoping that he would have gotten more one on one. Polyamory is not something that I have an issue with at all but I just think that he should have gotten his own girl to himself. Although I liked the story. I just was hoping for something different I guess.

Every book in the series from what I can remember is the damsel in distress and the big bad Dom comes in and saves them. So if you don’t want that kind of story… A girl is running from something after her for whatever reason and they keep her safe and do what needs to be done so that they don’t have to be fearful. The girl falls for this guy and they live happily ever after. I am a fan of them personally. I take breaks and want to read other types of books in between. But I knew what I was going to go with this one for the most part and I like it. I like her style of writing. You know what you are going to get and that is a comfort when you are looking for a specific type of story.

Now if you have read all her other books in this series and are expecting something completely different you will be disappointed. Like I had said before, it is something I was looking for and knew I would get it with this book.


OURS TO LOVE COVER REVEAL…

On her Welcome to Whispers page she lets everyone know what the release time frame of her books are and that way we have an idea of what she is working on and when to generally expect them. She just got her website redone as well.

In the Whisper she also included the picture for the cover of the newest Wicked Lovers Book Ours to Love and it is so pretty with the glasses I am hopeful that means since it doesn’t have people on the cover it will be more marketable and out in stores such as Target when it is released in May!!

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Teasers–> Ours to Love by Shayla Black

Wait have I told you that I LOVE teasers?? haha well here is another one that I came across!!!

In Shayla Blacks Wicked Lovers Series she is working on the 7th book in the series set to come out May 2013 and here we get some small snippets right from Shayla Blacks facebook page:

Teaser 1- As I’m reading through Ours To Love (Wicked Lovers 7, out May 7) before finishing it up, I might post a few snippets here and there… Here’s the first one, just for fun:

Logan and Hunter, the Navy SEALs.

Yes, Javier had a vague recollection of Xander talking them up. For ogling Kata, her husband could kill him in twenty ways in under a minute with his bare hands without breaking a sweat, while Javier was too sick to defend himself. How fucking comforting that wasn’t.
“Is your husband here?”
She laughed. “No, and no turning green on me. I don’t expect him home for a while.”
He sagged back to the pillow with relief. Good. So he wasn’t going to have his balls forcibly detached from his body and shoved down his throat this morning.

Teaser 2- More from Ours To Love. Xander is always so…Xander. LOL!

I can’t promise that I won’t try to proposition you, but you’re always free to say no.”
He sent her a disarming grin.
“I’d like to get to know you. For now, I’ll keep my hands to myself,” he promised.
“Mostly. Until you tell me otherwise.” London hesitated, trying to think things through, but it was damn difficult with him so near.
“You don’t give up, do you?”
“When I want something? Never.”
Teaser 3-

More fun with Xander! He makes me smile…
He peeled the delicate straps down her arms, then tossed her bra to the floor.
“You won’t need that for a while.” London flushed.
“You’re awfully good at removing bras. Clearly, you’ve done that many, many times. You’re a terrible man, aren’t you?”
Xander curled a grin at her. He couldn’t remember the last time a woman had made him laugh while she aroused the hell out of him.
“The worst. You’ll probably regret this tomorrow.”
Teaser 4- Again from the upcoming Wicked Lovers 7, Ours To Love (May 7), here’s a bit from Javier’s perspective:
Swallowing back his lust, Javier turned and headed for the office door, more to hide his stiff dick than to leave her. “Do you have any questions about what’s on the page?”
“No, sir.”
Her reply jolted his bloodstream with even more lust. She probably thought of him as a boss or someone’s father, and spoke to him that way out of deference to his age. Sweet little London could have no idea that he itched to pull up her skirt, tear down her panties, and spank her pretty ass just for the pleasure of seeing it turn red and to test whether that would make her wet.
Teaser 5-

“I’m sorry if I startled you. Your dance was so sweetly seductive, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to express my appreciation. In fact, I’d like to appreciate you even more. What’s your name, belleza?”

In case he was a rapist, she didn’t feel the need to be polite. “You need to leave.”

He held up both hands in a gesture meant to convey that he was harmless—not that she believed it. She scrambled back.

“Stop. Breathe. Listen.” His voice dropped an octave as he stepped forward again.

Instantly, she found herself following instructions, then wondered why. Something in his voice maybe? It carried a stern note of a command, but his expression read gentle. Whatever it was, London responded. She dropped her gaze to the scratched-up stage, frantically trying to gather her thoughts.

“Good girl, belleza. I’m not going to hurt you. Relax.”

Again, she found herself doing as he bid and being oddly happy that he’d praised her. Almost proud. God, was she so thirsty for something good in her life that she’d fall for kind words from a potential ax murderer?

“Nothing to worry about,” he promised. “I’m a friend of Alyssa Traverson, the owner.”

That raised her hackles. He should have stuck to the truth and said he was simply a customer. “I know most of her friends. I don’t know you. What’s your name?”

“I’m Xander.”

The Xander? Logan’s billionaire playboy pal? He was dressed expensively. Though Xander’s eyes appeared hazel, rather than blue like his brother’s, he looked enough like Javier otherwise—ungodly handsome—to convince her she’d guessed right.

The good news was, if he was a friend of Logan’s, he wasn’t an ax murderer or a rapist. In fact, she’d heard the stories about the ways in which Xander had helped both Logan and Tyler save their wives from some really dangerous situations. From everything she could tell, both of those men had great creep radars, so Xander wasn’t a psycho.

But he was unnerving. She’d read about men who could make a woman’s heart skip a bit, but London had believed it was all crap until recently. Xander and Javier were both lip-bitingly hot.

“What’s your name?” Xander asked.

“L-London.”

“Like the city?” he smiled.

She nodded. Hell, his gaze was so fixed on her that her brain shut down. When he looked at her like that, she couldn’t think of anything to say.

“Have you ever been there?”

“No.” She tried to smile. “Someday.”

“You should see it.” He smiled. “It’s unique. And beautiful, just like you, belleza.”

“What does that mean?”

“Beauty.”

Exactly what his brother had murmured to her in his stupor.

“Don’t frown at me. You looked gorgeous onstage. Do you dance here?”

Was he kidding? In the thong she was still wearing—with little else to cover her—she scrambled back to find her clothes, grabbing her blouse first and holding it up over her torso. She’d been so startled, then blinded by his gorgeousness, she’d forgotten that she was damn-near naked.

He laughed. “Hmm, covered or not, you’re still sexy. You have the most tempting sugary pink nipples.”

London spread her shirt across her breasts even as she felt heat crawl up her cheeks. “You can’t see that. I’m wearing a bra.”

“Made of peekaboo lace.”

A quick glace down proved him right, and since her thong was made out of the same fabric, the chances were that he could see pretty much everything down there, too. Mortification swept over her in a hot wave. It shouldn’t bother her, really. So many doctors and medical professionals over the years had seen her mostly naked, but those people had looked at her like a specimen. Xander stared at her like a predator sizing up a meal. Hungry. Intense. His gaze heated. Desire simmered. And she couldn’t help but respond. Yes, she was flattered, but more, she felt an answering flutter between her legs.

“Could you . . .” She bit her lip, then forced her words out. “Could you be a gentleman and turn around so I can get dressed?”

He shrugged, but quirked a smile in her direction that said he’d be working to get her out of those clothes again soon. “Sure.”

“Thank you,” she said stiffly as he turned away.

She struggled into her clothes, tugging up her cargo capri pants, shrugging into her floral blouse with shaking fingers. This was the prudent thing, walking away from a womanizer already eyeing her. She had no experience with that kind of man—or any kind, for that matter.

But wasn’t that why she’d left her mom’s house and moved here, to break away from the shadow of her illness and go to a place where no one knew or remembered the tragedy of her adolescence? So she could finally experience life. So she could truly live.

Absolutely.

So Xander wasn’t going to win any husband-of-the-year awards. London wasn’t looking to get married. Sure, she’d like to have a boyfriend someday. Right now, all she wanted to do was meet people, date, and okay, maybe have a little sex. Or a lot. She had as much libido as the next girl, maybe more since she didn’t exactly know what she was missing out on. But books and movies provided tantalizing glimpses. Even if it wasn’t like all the glorified fictional accounts, well . . . then she’d know, right? She could finally say she’d experienced something—with a man who knew what the hell he was doing. If Xander had slept with that many women, why would he mind one more? She doubted that her virginity or her past would even matter to him.

Decision made, London loosened her top button and pulled aside the edges of her blouse so he’d get a good glimpse at her cleavage. “You can turn around now.”

He did, appreciation lighting his eyes instantly. “Lovely. I didn’t mean to scare you or peek uninvited. The door was open, I walked in, and you looked so beautiful that I simply couldn’t stop you. So glad I didn’t.”

Xander reached out slowly, seeming to give her plenty of opportunity to back away. Heat rushed up her body. Her heart chugged and pulsed violently, but she refused to give in to the urge to scamper away.

With a reassuring smile, he helped her off the stage, then curled his fingers around her elbow with a proprietary grip, using it to draw her closer. “Come with me. Sit and talk.” The words were half-request, half-command. He gestured to the club’s dark bar. London didn’t see the harm.

“All right.”

“Excellent. I can’t promise that I won’t try to proposition you, but you’re always free to say no.” He sent her a disarming grin. “I’d like to get to know you. For now, I’ll keep my hands to myself,” he promised. “Mostly. Until you tell me otherwise.”

London hesitated, trying to think things through, but it was damn difficult with him so near. “You don’t give up, do you?”

“Not when I want something.”

I also came across this on her facebook page.. I am just happy to know that the series will be continuing . I love when you think it might be ending that you were wrong!! 🙂
As I close in on the ending of the 7th Wicked Lovers book (Ours To Love, May 7), I’m always surprised that while writing Wicked Ties, I created a series…that I never intended to create. But when I wrote Wicked Ties, Deke interested me. When I finished Deke’s book, Decadent, well…Luc, Hunter, and Logan all tweaked at my imagination. So when I penned a story for Luc in Delicious, I couldn’t NOT write about Tyler. Of course, Logan (Belong To Me) introduced us to Xander and Thorpe. Tyler’s story, Mine To Hold, introduced us to Decker. In Xander’s book, you’ll meet Nick… I’m crazy. I just can’t stop!

Review – Four Play by Maya Banks & Shayla Black

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In Pillow Talk by Maya Banks, Zoe is a woman in a committed relationship with her boyfriend Chase. Then one night, Chase reveals his number-one fantasy, which involves his two best buddies. Is Zoe game? She sure is, because it opens the door for a secret fantasy all her own. In Shayla Black’s Her Fantasy Men, a girly-girl named Kelsey plays football, craves action movies, and loves knocking back a cold beer with her three best friends-all male. Yet she’s never seemed sexually interested in any one of these hot guys. So what does Kelsey want? A fantasy come true for all four of them.

In Her Fantasy Men by Shayla Black, Kelsey Rena is an enigma. She’s a girly-girl who’s wild for football, craves action movies, and loves knocking back a cold beer with her three best friends–all male. She’s a puzzle, too, when it comes to sex. Here are three hot guys always ready and within reach and she’s never seemed interested. So who is the lucky mystery man satisfying the girl of their secret dreams? The three pals plan to find out. And when they do, they’ll see a side of Kelsey they’ve only dared to fantasize about.

MY THOUGHTS:

Okay this was a lot and I am honestly not a huge fan of three men and one woman. That to me seems like TOO much work haha. I would think a woman would get exhausted with 3 men. But I did love how different the stories were. The first were three guys who lived together and agreed and got along with it all for the most part. Where the second one shows how 3 different guys all like the same girl and how she turns there world upside down. They don’t all agree on how things should be handled or who gets to get the girl, because they don’t really want to share. So it was interesting to see the two different aspects as well as how they worked out. I did enjoy the read and it was by all means HOT but like I said I think I will stick with M/F, M/M and M/F/M, M/M/F because reading those two stories left me tired for the poor girls haha who I am SURE were tired as well as satisfied. 🙂


DOOMSDAY BRETHREN SERIES BY SHAYLA BLACK

Here is a paranormal series that I enjoyed very much. I had come across one of Shayla Black’s books called Dangerous Boys and their Toy then I went to her website after I read it (because WOW that was the first menage and the first real erotic type of book I had read and I needed to read everything she wrote! :)) and saw that she had a contemporary romance as well as paranormal romance I hadn’t read outside of the paranormal other than her Dangerous Boys and Their Toy book, so I started the DDB books and loved it immediately it is similar to the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J.R. Ward but also SO very different.

The concept of the series from the authors website page:

“In today’s world of technology, science and logic, few people realize that magic lives and breathes-and walks on two legs-among mortals. Or that magickind possesses a weapon that can hurt, heal, comfort, destroy, grant fantasies, bring peace. Or, in the hands of someone terrible and strong enough to call forth its power, the weapon can bring about Doomsday.

Created during the days of the Round Table, it resurfaces in modern-day London and is sought by a wizard of evil brilliance with one goal: dominion over human and magical worlds alike. Only a band of wizards, enemies who must learn to become friends and accept love, can save the world from destruction.”

1) Tempt Me with Darkeness (Marrok)

1.5) Fated (novella – Ronan)

2) Seduce Me in Shadow (Caden)

3) Possess Me at Night (Ice)

3.5) Mated (novella in Haunted by Your Touch – Raiden)

4) Entice Me at Twilight (Simon)

5) Embrace Me at Dawn (Lucan)

6) Untitled (Bram)

7) Untitled (Shock)

You can follow her on her:

Website

Facebook

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MASTERS OF MENAGE SERIES BY SHAYLA BLACK

I have not had a chance to get to these just yet but they are on my list of need to read. I mean how can you go wrong with menage written by Mrs. Shayla Black?!

1) Their Virgin Captive

2) Their Virgin’s Secret

3) Their Virgin Concubine

4) Their Virgin Princess

5) Their Virgin Hostage

You can follow her on her:

Website    ~    Facebook    ~    Twitter


SEXY CAPERS SERIES BY SHAYLA BLACK

Here is her Sexy Capers series reading order and a little information about the books.

1) Bound and Determined

To prove her brother’s innocence in an embezzlement charge Kerry resorts to kidnapping electronic security expert Rafe Dawson. But she may have to let Rafe have his way first-with her.

2) Strip Search

To nail a Mafia kingpin, Mark goes undercover as a male stripper in the mobster’s Vegas club. He’s got the body to pull it off–and to stir the wildest g-string fantasies of the club’s beautiful owner.

3) Arresting Desire (in the Hot in Handcuffs anthology)

This FBI never stopped wanting beautiful professor Lucia DiStefano. She’s interested in taking her first lover, and he intends to be that man. When her past puts her life in danger, he risks everything to save her and prove this fling is forever.

You can follow her on her:

Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter


WICKED LOVERS CHARACTERS ACORDING TO SHAYLA BLACK

So for those who do not follow Mrs. Shayla Black on facebook she posted pictures of the men and women that inspired the characters of the Wicked Lovers Series. So here is what she posted. She said that it may not be what you picture in your head but this is what the characters look like to her in her mind…. (this is so fun! I LOVE when the authors provide pictures of their inspirations!!)

And how it all started Shayla had posted a small comment on how it all started and it is so touching..

” My favorite picture of Jack Cole. Special story about this picture. A friend of mine found this and sent it to me. She asked me to write a book about this man for her. I thought he was incredible and said yes. She died in a car accident before I could finish Wicked Ties. But Lizzy started me on the road to Wicked Lovers. I’m forever grateful, but I miss her.”

I know I am forever greatful for her sending that picture of “Jack” to Shayla.

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WICKED LOVERS SERIES BY SHAYLA BLACK

These are a good intro to BDSM! They were my first taste of it and all I have to say is I was hooked after I read these! Hot alpha males some have military history some law enforcement and then there is the chef.. they are all there to help that one woman the damsel and distress. They are great romance with BDSM as well as a mystery/thriller. I haven’t been disappointed yet.

1) Wicked Ties 

2) Decadent

3) Delicious

4) Surrender to Me

5) Belong to Me

5.5) Wicked to Love (novella)

6) Mine to Hold

6.5) Wicked All The Way (novella)

7) Ours to Love (May 2013)

7.5) Wicked and Dangerous (novella)

8) Theirs to Cherish (March 4, 2014)

9) His To Take  (Feb. 3, 2015)

You can follow her here on her:

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The characters acroding to the author can be seen HERE

In the pictures of the covers below I have used the most recent reprinted covers.


SYLVIA DAY

I had tweeted her and asked about the part she was going to do in Gideons POV because honestly I had forgotten that she had said she was going to do it. I have been looking so forward to book 2 that that is all I could think about. But anywho I sent her a tweet and asked about the part that she had people vote on that whe would do in his POV. She said

Sylvia Day ~ Author@SylDay

@baby_momma_ Not yet. It’s a struggle and I had to put it aside to work on Reflected in You. I won’t forget, though, I promise.”

So for those who have been wondering what happened she has NOT forgotten about it just has put it aside to work and finish up the book.. I am sure we can all let that one go! lol I know I am excited for October that is for sure. Hopefully it will come out after Reflected in You but before the third one kind of like a nice little somethin to have in between the books!

So I have had a hard choice on this one I am drawn. not sure which one I want for my Gideon.. but in these pictures alone I might just have to pick Joe. 🙂

Gideon??
Scott Elrod
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Joe Manganiello