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Birthday Bash by Kelli Scott – Review/Excerpt

 Title: Birthday Bash

Series: The Edge

Author: Kelli Scott

Genre: Contemporary, Ménage, Erotica

Publisher: Decadent

Format: Ebook

Length: 6999 words

 

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Book Description:

 

Juli Falzone is stuck at home for her thirtieth birthday after the TSA puts her on the no-fly list…until her doorbell rings and she finds two hot cops standing on her porch with a warrant for her arrest.

 

Are they a practical joke from her well-meaning friends, the best birthday gift ever, or has her identity been stolen? Wanting answers and maybe a little more than curious, she lets them in. Can she talk her way out of the situation or will they make her come along peacefully?

 

Excerpt:

 

“No, sweetie. I’ve got to go. But I did send you a little gift. Enjoy.” Dara hung up.

Juli held the phone out, staring at it, bewildered by the abrupt brush-off.

Another knock brought her to her senses.

When she opened the door, phone still in hand, a summer breeze blew along her skin. Two police officers, completely opposite in appearance, stood on her stoop, stone-faced serious. The taller, darker cop had a white-knuckled grip on his nightstick. The other, shorter and fairer of hair and complexion, wore a pair of intimidating, mirrored sunglasses despite the darkness.

The taller officer cleared his throat. “Ms. Falzone?”

“Y-yes.”

“May we come in?” the shorter—just shy of six feet—blond man asked.

Her instincts said, no, don’t let them in. But she hadn’t done anything wrong, and they were peace officers. Maybe a crazed killer ran loose in the area, and they wanted to search her backyard, secure her locks and ensure her safety. But after the harrowing day she’d spent at the airport that morning, she was a quart low on trust, dubious of authority figures, and testy in general.

Oh, what the hell.

She opened the door wider, looking past them to the curb. “Sure.” A streetlight shone bright on a sedan. No other cops appeared to be canvassing the neighborhood. The uniformed duo filed in, but she wasn’t in the mood to make a pot of coffee or answer a bunch of inane questions. She’d filled her quota for the day.

“What’s this about?” She closed the door.

“We have a warrant.” The tall man whipped out a tri-folded piece of paper like he meant business.

She scoffed. “A warrant. For what?” She put on her tough girl act, but had visions of spending life in prison. “I haven’t done anything wrong.” Ever. Someone must have stolen her identity. First the no-fly list, now this.

The blond whipped off his shades, treating her to sky blue eyes. “Haven’t you?”

Dara always encouraged her to take a walk on the wild side. But every potential one-night stand date had struck her as a prospective serial killer or would-be stalker. She didn’t want to have regrets for living a boring life, but she’d seen too many friends, family members and co-workers make tragic mistakes in judgment. Unplanned pregnancies. Bad marriages. Worse divorces. Bankruptcies. She avoided all of the above.

“What’s the charge?”

Officer Tall-Dark-and-Handsome’s upper lip quirked. “The charge is being too sexy to be thirty.”

Review: 

I freely admit that Harlie is a Decadent Ho!  I can not get enough of the The Edge series.  I swear I need some serious help.  These books are like my own crack and I just can’t put them down.  Sad, I know but I will not give them up.  😉

Ms. Scott delivers a fun, sexy and laugh out loud story about a Juli celebrating her 30th birthday NOT in Vegas but at home trying to get off the no-fly list.  When her friend calls her and tells her that she has a surprise for Juli, she is so not amused. 

OMG, again this book is all kinds of sexiness but what really draws me in is the humor and dialogue between Juli, Jared and Damien.  I swear I was laughing out loud in parts.  While the sex was hot, I’m telling you it was the dialogue that kept me riveted.

Damien and Jared were good characters in their own right but I really connected with Jared.  He didn’t seem the total man whore that Damien was and I really hope there is more to Juli and Jared.  Hint, hint!

Again this is an Edge series book, so it short but Ms. Scott had me laughing, sighing and begging for more.  🙂

 

 

About the Author:

 

Left for dead in an enchanted forest, Kelli was raised by wolves, which explains her thick coat of fur and keen night vision. As an adolescent, she was exiled from the pack due to her love of well-done steak smothered in ketchup (her penchant for blackened beef has also caused her ejection from several fine eateries). On her own, she roamed the streets, eating from dumpsters and sleeping in abandoned dog houses. Cold, starving and destitute, Kelli turned to the oldest profession—writing. Since her fall from grace, she has penned several smutty stories for which she has received many accolades. And despite her limited vocabulary, inability to punctuate properly and her well-documented spelling disability, Kelli has collected some awards (some of them for her writing). But what she wants most in the world is to return to the enchanted forest and her pack. As soon as she figures out north from south and east from west, she will do just that.

 

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Treacle & Treason by JoAnne Kenrick – Author Interview/Review

 

Title: Treacle and Treason

Series: Tales from the Coffin #4

Author: JoAnne Kenrick

Genre: Paranormal Erotica, Short Story, Vampire, Zombie, Ghost

Publisher: Decadent Publishing

Format: Ebook

Length: 24 pages

 

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Book Description:

 

It’s Bonfire Night, but the fireworks in Estella’s boudoir are more impressive than any rocket or sparkler. She has more pressing things on her mind than trivial traditions like burning the Guy and crunching her canines on treacle toffee. A spot of unrequited love, and her little deady bear’s rotting body.

 

What better way to distract herself than to entertain you with a ghostly retelling of the infamous Guy Fawkes and the Fifth of November legend.

 

In York, England—new job, new life—Tansy finds herself both fascinated and scared by the haunted history this cobbled-street city has to offer. Determined not to let her fears chase her back to her small home town, she spends the night in the birth place of Guy Fawkes on the anniversary of his arrest. When she comes face to face with the spirit of Britain’s most notorious conspirer, he kisses her oh so scandalously. The ghost of his lover joins the interlude, and takes over Tansy’s body. Possessed by Marie, she is powerless to interrupt the passion exploding between them. Not that she’d want to. Pleasure abound, their story is unraveled…

 

…and it’s nothing like the history books depict.

 

Author Interview:

 

Welcome Joanne Kenrick.

 

Is Treacle & Treason a single title, or part of a series?

Treacle and Treason is a part of the Tales from the Coffin series which is erotica horror and very different from my usual romance HEA required books. They are a story within a story – think Crypt Keeper telling smexy scary stories. Only the crypt keeper is a Mrs. Haversham type vampire with a zombie lackey who is also her lover.  We not only get a different story in each edition, but if you read the series in order, you also get the second story to follow of the storytellers Estella and Lucy.

 

What were your inspirations for the story?

Emilie Autumn’s music inspired the series, and Estella. Esp the song Opheliac.

 

Please share your setting for Treacle & Treason. Have you ever lived or visited there? If so, what did you like most?  

The stories are set in several different places, but Estella and Lucy’s ‘basement’ is in an old cemetery house at York Cemetery. I’ve been to York several times, and it is one of my favorite cities in England. In all of the UK, actually. Along with Chester. Both I love for the old-world setting, cobbled streets, Tudor buildings and all the ghosts.

 

When did the writing bug first bite?

When Santa left me a red typewriter under the Christmas tree when I was a child.

 

Who are you favorite authors, book/series?

Currently, my favorite authors are Anne Rainey (BLACKWATER series) and Stephanie Draven (LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME/1920s series)

 

If you could have an author roundtable discussion with any authors, who would you invite?

Stephen King, Anne Rice, Virginia Andrews, Nora Roberts, Lori Foster.

 

Do you have any hobbies or special things you like to do in your spare time? 

I love making book trailers and playing with the movie editor in general. Also, I have a love for sewing and other arts and crafts type projects.

 

What’s the strangest thing you’ve heard or seen?

A triangle of blue orbs hovering over a table during a séance in an old Tudor building in Chester, England.

Review:

Jesus H. Christ!  My first ever true Zombie story with f/f/m.  You knew, right?  Ms. Kenrick can write a sex scene no matter who or what is it in.  That said, I was a little lost with the characters because I’m jumping in the series at book #4.  I highly recommend that you read the other books before this one to learn about the characters.

All that said, I loved the story that Estella retold.  I love a good ghost story and throw in possession, sex and true pleasure, I’m there.  🙂  Who wouldn’t want to be possessed by a ghost and have the best sex of your life with a conspirer?  *raises hand*  Pick me, pick me!!!

Please tell me why I’m so in love with The Edge Series?  Its like a drug that I can not live without and Ms. Kenrick writes some of the best Edge books.  Again, I recommend that you read the first three books in the series to understand Estella, her zombie lover and the Bone Cruncher.  I know that I will.  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author:

Born n bred Brit, JoAnne Kenrick grew up in a wee sea-side town in North Wales and has enjoyed a variety of vocations such as holistic healer, window dresser, and ghost tour guide. Having lived in Wales ,England, and Scotland with her dear family, she finally escaped the dull British summers to reside in sunny Australia. After two years, they moved to the States where she endured three harsh winters in Minnesota. She now lives in North Carolina with her husband, two kids and two puddy cats. When they aren’t demanding her attention, or jumping on her head, she strums away on the keys of her little laptop, creating worlds and adventures she could only ever dream of. Come across the pond and faraway….with JoAnne Kenrick! Get exclusive sneak peeks at her new and upcoming releases by signing up to her quarterly newsletter here: http://tinyletter.com/joannekenrick

 

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Treacle & Treason by Joanne Kenrick – Review

 

Title: Treacle and Treason

Series: Tales from the Coffin #4

Author: JoAnne Kenrick

Genre: Paranormal Erotica, Short Story, Vampire, Zombie, Ghost

Publisher: Decadent Publishing

Format: Ebook

Length: 24 pages

 

Purchase: Amazon UK | Smashwords | BookStrand | ARe | B&N | Amazon US |

 

Book Description:

 

It’s Bonfire Night, but the fireworks in Estella’s boudoir are more impressive than any rocket or sparkler. She has more pressing things on her mind than trivial traditions like burning the Guy and crunching her canines on treacle toffee. A spot of unrequited love, and her little deady bear’s rotting body.

 

What better way to distract herself than to entertain you with a ghostly retelling of the infamous Guy Fawkes and the Fifth of November legend.

 

In York, England—new job, new life—Tansy finds herself both fascinated and scared by the haunted history this cobbled-street city has to offer. Determined not to let her fears chase her back to her small home town, she spends the night in the birth place of Guy Fawkes on the anniversary of his arrest. When she comes face to face with the spirit of Britain’s most notorious conspirer, he kisses her oh so scandalously. The ghost of his lover joins the interlude, and takes over Tansy’s body. Possessed by Marie, she is powerless to interrupt the passion exploding between them. Not that she’d want to. Pleasure abound, their story is unraveled…

 

…and it’s nothing like the history books depict.

Review:

Jesus H. Christ!  My first ever true Zombie story with f/f/m.  You knew, right?  Ms. Kenrick can write a sex scene no matter who or what is it in.  That said, I was a little lost with the characters because I’m jumping in the series at book #4.  I highly recommend that you read the other books before this one to learn about the characters.

All that said, I loved the story that Estella retold.  I love a good ghost story and throw in possession, sex and true pleasure, I’m there.  🙂  Who wouldn’t want to be possessed by a ghost and have the best sex of your life with a conspirer?  *raises hand*  Pick me, pick me!!!

Please tell me why I’m so in love with The Edge Series?  Its like a drug that I can not live without and Ms. Kenrick writes some of the best Edge books.  Again, I recommend that you read the first three books in the series to understand Estella, her zombie lover and the Bone Cruncher.  I know that I will.  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author:

Born n bred Brit, JoAnne Kenrick grew up in a wee sea-side town in North Wales and has enjoyed a variety of vocations such as holistic healer, window dresser, and ghost tour guide. Having lived in Wales ,England, and Scotland with her dear family, she finally escaped the dull British summers to reside in sunny Australia. After two years, they moved to the States where she endured three harsh winters in Minnesota. She now lives in North Carolina with her husband, two kids and two puddy cats. When they aren’t demanding her attention, or jumping on her head, she strums away on the keys of her little laptop, creating worlds and adventures she could only ever dream of. Come across the pond and faraway….with JoAnne Kenrick! Get exclusive sneak peeks at her new and upcoming releases by signing up to her quarterly newsletter here: http://tinyletter.com/joannekenrick

 

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