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Check out this review of The Duke’s Bedeviled Bride

THE DUKE’S BEDEVILED BRIDE by Nina Mason. ..a review. ..

Here is a review by April:







TWITTER: @MonicaBurns



Genre: Historical Erotica Romance

Series: The Self-Made Man series #1

Source: Received for an honest review from the publicist and/or author.



  • Series: The Self-Made Man series
  • Paperback: 306 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (April 22, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1499203608
  • ISBN-13: 978-1499203608


From bestselling erotic romance author, Monica Burns, comes the story of a man willing to submit, and the woman with the strength to heal his soul.
One man’s submission to pleasure
As a solicitor seeking justice for victims of violence, Tobias Lynsted must maintain control at all times while working in the seedy underworld of London’s East End. The darkness of his world creates a need for the intimacy and release he can only find in the forbidden pleasure of submission in the House of Dark Pleasures. The kind of pleasure where a powerful man has the freedom to let go of his control for a few sweet moments of oblivion under the command of a lovely Domme. But when a blackmail scheme forces him to marry, the last thing he expects in a wife is a woman who will satisfy the darker side of his nature and make him yield to her command.
One woman’s awakening
Lady Jane Grisham has no desire to marry, but choosing marriage over a life of destitution is an easy choice to make. Although Jane knows love is for the foolish, Tobias awakens her most wicked and darkest of desires, but he’s also a threat to her secret life in the BDSM establishment, the House of Dark Pleasures. In the sinful world of domination and submission, Jane finds refuge from the repressive constraints of society by making a man surrender to her will. Her face hidden behind a mask, Jane uses her blossoming skills to make Tobias surrender not only his body, but his secrets as well. But she quickly discovers that the greatest test of her strength is trusting Tobias with her heart.
A passion that overcomes the darkness of the past.
HIS MISTRESS by Monica Burns is an exciting Historical  Erotica Romance set in 1892 London. Volume 1 in “The Self-Made Man series”, and what a beginning. A quick read to me. I read it in one setting.
A lady with dark desires, meets a gentleman with a tortured past who also enjoys dark desires. A marriage of convenience and blackmail is just the beginning in this tale of submission, sensuality, bondage, dominance, and the power of love to heal old wounds.
Meet, Tobias Lynsted, a solicitor seeking justice for victims of violence in the underworld of East End, London. Through, blackmail, Tobias meets the woman of his darkest fantasies, he just doesn’t know it yet. And Lady Jane Grisham, a lady with dark secrets, who chooses marriage over a life of destitution, meets the man of her darkest dreams.
Together, they form a bond, that is so much more than sex, and submission.
Filled with hot sex, BDSM, domination, secrets, regrets, deceit,  lies, and finally love and romance. It’s not just about sex and domination, as Tobias, and Jane, learn….when the heart gets involved it’s all about coming to grips with one’s past, letting on and finding your HEA. Loved it!!
Ms. Burns writes with finesse, passion, emotion, and her sex scenes are well written, with taste and emotion. I look forward to the next grand adventure in the “Self- Made Man” series. If you enjoy Erotica, romance, and finding a great tale to curl up to, than, HIS MISTRESS, is just the book. Received for an honest review.
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More


REVIEW: S.E.C.R.E.T. REVEALED by L. Marie Adeline….*Mature content*



Twitter: @lmarieadeline


Genre: Erotica Contemporary Romance

Series: S.E.C.R.E.T. Trilogy #3

Source: Received for an honest review from the publicist and/or publisher.


  • Series: Secret Trilogy
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Broadway Books (May 6, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 055341920X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553419207


*from the author’s website*

SECRET Revealed
A S.E.C.R.E.T. Novel

SECRET Revealed bares all—the final book in the hot bestselling series.

The only thing that Cassie Robichaud has ever really wanted is Will Foret, the love of her life. But when Will discovers that Cassie is part of S.E.C.R.E.T., an underground group devoted to helping women experience their deepest sexual fantasies, Will breaks it off. Heartbroken, Cassie dries her tears and devotes herself to helping the latest S.E.C.R.E.T. recruit, Solange Faraday. Cassie also reignites her relationship with sexy bad-boy Jesse, even if he can never love her as deeply as Will did.

Meanwhile, beautiful, brilliant Solange, a local news anchor and divorced mom, has a great career but a wilting love life. She rekindles long-lost passions, going deeper and hotter than any other S.E.C.R.E.T. candidate before her. Will Can Solange find what her heart most desires? And when Will realizes he’s made a tragic mistake, will Cassie be able to forgive him? In the end, As both women blossom sexually as sexual beings, they also discover that ecstasy and true love is are closer than they ever imagined.

SECRET Revealed is the explosive, sensual and sexually-charged finale to the bestselling S.E.C.R.E.T. trilogy.

On sale May 6, 2014

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S.E.C.R.E.T. REVEALED  by L. Marie Adeline is the finale in the S.E.C.R.E.T. Trilolgy, an Erotica Contemporary Romance, set in none other than New Orleans. #3 in the S.E.C.R.E.T. Trilogy, while, it can be read as a stand alone.  I would recommend reading all three in order. See, “S.E.C.R.E.T.” and “S.E.C.R.E.T. Shared”.

This trilogy follows, Cassie Robichaud and the secret world of S.E.C.R.E.T. “An underground group devoted to helping women experience their deepest sexual fantasies.” This story bares all, and is the finale to a hot, sexy, erotic trilogy.

In this one, we are introduced to the S.E.C.R.E.T latest recruit, Solange Faraday. We also re-visit with, Matilda, Jesse and of course Will, whom Cassie was deeply attracted too in the previous books. Then there is  a teenager, Claire, who has peer pressure from her friends.

Cassie must chose between Will and Jesse. Will, she thought was the love of her life, but she is left heartbroken. This story is more than casual sex, it is emotional, compelling and intriguing. Will Cassie ever find her HEA ending? Who will she finally chose? Will her former lover, Will forgive her and come back? Oh, and what is brewing between Matilda and Jesse,(older woman and younger male)? These are just a few of the questions answered in this finale.

This is a powerful story of forgiveness, sexual chemistry, sexual awakening, and transformation. A wonderful read! Please be aware, it is sexually charged, and may not appeal to some readers. It is an Erotica Romance, after all. Well written! The sex scenes are written with taste, but explicitly graphic. Great finale! Received for an honest review.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More


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