Wednesday, December 11, 2013

My First BBW Bundle! A Bundle of Curves

This bundle of erotic fiction contains three stories and totals more than 20,000 words. 

Curves and The Lake 

All Alyssa wanted was Jasper. With a desperation that she could not name. She saw him everywhere. Especially in all her fantasies. So when the curvy beauty sees opportunity she just can't help but pounce. All her fantasies were coming to life. This 4,000 word short contains steamy sensations so hot it may do more than just smolder on your kindle. All characters are depicted over the age of 18. 

Riveted: For Love of a Soldier 

Women were the backbone of America during WII. But some women were also the curves. Ava is a feisty Riveter who wants nothing more than to help the war effort during The Second Great War. This spunky woman helps build bombers so that the men can get an advantage over the Germans and bring home victory. She didn't ask for more, until Angelo walked into the factory and into her life. Caught up this soldier's love, she would do anything he asked her to. Even abandon all she has ever known. Will this industrial strength love meet up to the standards of time? This love can't be manufactured. 

Mistletoe and Curves: An Erotic Short 

Jenny hates going to the company party. Preening executives, sharks disguised as co-workers, and a lack of fun leave her wishing the time would speed up. Until Bryce sweeps her off her feet and into the room door the hall. 

This 3,000 word short story is filled with Billionaire lust, curves galore and even includes a sneak peak at a curvy erotic romance. All characters are over 18 and have earned a college degree.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

New Release: Naughty News: Breaking In The Reporter

.99 Cents on Amazon for a limited time only.

Mia wasn't about to be shown up by a bunch of men.

Mia was a damn good writer, and she knew it. Too bad she was in a male dominated industry, and her boss was always breathing down her neck. She refused to be overlooked, so she made herself a priority. Until the boss made conquering her body a priority of his own.

James was a sexy and commanding editor, one that pushed his writers to their limits. But Mia pushed him to his own.

This sexy 4,500 word short story shows just who is in charge at the news firm.

She sank her teeth into his lower lip with a growl. If he wasn’t going to play nice, neither was she. The scrape of her teeth against his lips sent him into a frenzy. He pushed a hand up through her shirt and grabbed her breast, giving it a hard squeeze before entering her bra. His grip was rough as he pinched her nipple, tugging downward until she squealed. If only she could have just a little bit more of him. She tasted his mouth, sampled it with her own tongue, pressing her body against his. Mia clearly wanted this. Wanted him.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Plus Size Fiction: Notable BBW Titles of November

November has been a cozy month! Lots of writers putting out fabulous works, all focused on the curvy woman. Here is a list to help you get through the Holiday Season!

Title: The Cabin on Wolf Mountain
Author: Alice May Ball
Link/s: Amazon
Length: 6,100+ words
Genre: Erotica, paranormal, shapeshifter, erotic romance
Genders: MF
Blurb: Briony lost her job and her boyfriend on the same day. Looking out for Briony, her BFF offers her the chance to stay in a secluded cabin on Wolf Mountain, forget about being the fat girl who got dumped, and write the romantic best-seller she has always dreamed about.

On the way to the dreamy cabin, Briony attracts the unwanted attention of an aggressive biker, but she is rescued by a handsome stranger with a very powerful presence. Her cabin in the woods is in a lovely clearing, overlooking the valley. Alone there, she discovers that there are wild animals in the woods, when a wolf comes to her door.
Kinks: BBW, Werewolf, outdoor sex

Title: The Bound Bride (BBW Bondage Breeding Erotica)

Author: Roxanne Sweet
Length: 6500+
Genre: erotica
Genders: M/F
Blurb: It was supposed to be the happiest day of my life. I was marrying the man of my dreams, and nothing could have brought me down. Then I got in the limo to go to the reception, and it pulled away before my new husband could get in. I asked the driver over and over what he was doing. He rolled down the window, and I saw it was my ex. He said he knew I still loved him, and he was going to prove it.
Kinks: bondage, dubious consent, breeding
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Title: Fire & Ice (The Drake Legacy: Book One)

Author: Kari Wray

Link/s: Amazon ... All Romance, Draft 2 Digital, etc, still forthcoming.


Length: 32,000 words

Genre: BBW/Billionaire, Erotic Romance.

Genders: Male/Female

Blurb: When curvy college graduate Cassie secures an interview at one of the top property developers in the city it seems too good to be true. On the day of the interview, Cassie stumbles headlong into the path of Xander Drake, the CEO of the company. He’s devastatingly handsome, unimaginably wealthy and interested in her. But how far will things go between them? And who is that icy-eyed man in the white suit who seems to be following Cassie around? Soon this everyday girl next door will find herself entangled in a web of lies and intrigue, animal passions and carnal lust. Because without realizing it, Cassie Lawrence has become a player in a much larger game of power, greed and corruption … in The Drake Legacy.

Kinks: Oral sex, mild anal play

Title: The Billionaire Takes the Big Girl's Flower(BBW, Billionaire, First Time Erotica)

Author: Amy Kiss

Links: Amazon, Nook,AllRomance



Genre: Erotic Romance, Erotica

Genders: Male/Female

Blurb: Gracie loves being a florist, at least the part where she gets to be around flowers all day. Seeing other woman prepare for their special day and handsome boyfriends buying sweet gifts can get her down, though. Especially, since she's never been with a man at all. Then, a handsome stranger walks through her door. He's looking for a rare bouquet for his sister's birthday - damn the costs - and he's thrilled to find something who can help him. Gracie's more than pleased to serve this rich and sexy older man. He follows her into the back to watch her work and Gracie thinks maybe he'd like her own flower. It's one she's been saving just for a man like him.

Kinks: , Virgin, Defloration

Title: The Moon on Wolf Mountain
Author: Alice May Ball
Link/s: Amazon[3]
Length: 6,100+ words
Genre: Erotica, paranormal, shapeshifter, erotic romance
Genders: MF
Blurb: After a bad breakup and losing her job, Briony takes refuge on Wolf Mountain to write her great romance novel. Wolves come out of the woods around her cabin, and one silver wolf comes to her door.

What dark secret does the mysterious Xavier’s powerful, animal attraction conceal, and what terrible price will the devastatingly handsome hero pay for coming to big, beautiful Briony’s rescue?
Kinks: BBW, Werewolf

Title: My Personal Trainer: The Complete Series

Author: Trace Dex



Length: 9,946 words

Genre: Erotica

Genders: M/F

Blurb: Maddison has struggled with being overweight all of her life. She recently lost her job and was going down in a spiral of depression. When her doctor's examined her, she finds out that she has to make lifestyle changes in order to survive. She knows it's time to start changing things around so she joins a gym and meets Jonathan, her personal trainer. Not only is he sexy with a nice body, he's also charming. She quickly develops a crush on her personal trainer but will he feel the same about her? Join her on her journey to try and change her life around and snag the man of her dreams.

Kinks: BDSM, BBW, Rough, Anal, Oral

Title: Chosen By The Alpha (Paranormal BBW Werewolf Erotic Romance)

Author: Emilia Blaise

Link/s: Amazon  All Romance Ebooks Smashwords


Length: 6,640 words.

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Erotic Romance

Genders: Male/Female

Blurb: Tina has just about had it with men, but when her best friend drags her along to the town's most exclusive paranormal club, she knows she can't say no. Found within are creatures are all shapes and sizes beyond her wildest dreams. But what she doesn't expect is that the Alpha of a local pack has his eye on her, and things are about to change forever. After losing his homeland to a bitter rival, the only way to regain his strength and honor is to find a mate. Could Tina be the woman he needs?

Kinks: outdoors sex, werewolf, oral sex

Title: From a Breakup to a Billionaire
Author: Alice May Ball
Link/s: Amazon[5]
Length: 6,400+ words
Genre: Erotic romance
Genders: MF
Blurb: Big, beautiful Bethany doesn’t have the best luck with men. Her optimistic faith in her current relationship will turn out to be horribly misplaced. But the breathtakingly handsome man she met and lost sight of just a few days before may have plans for her.

What dark secrets await her on his yacht in the Hudson River, and what shocking demands will he make of her?
Kinks: BBW, BDSM, light bondage

Title: Serviced by my Mechanic
Author: Jess bates
Length: 8300 words
Genre: Erotic romance
Genders: M/F
Emma loves her curves almost as much as she loves her car. When she's asked out for a drink by her hot mechanic Tom, Emma is reminded why she has avoided the bar scene for so long after the other patrons make fun of her weight. What should have been a fun and exciting night is turned upside down and Emma runs out leaving her date behind. Can Emma regain her confidence in herself and face the man she left standing on the curb?
Kinks: Oral sex / boring hetero (not sure what to put :) )

Monday, November 25, 2013

Say "Yes!" to the Rogue's proposal

Overall: ★★★ (4 Stars)

I've been binge reading lately, and my two favorite areas are Paranormal and Historical. This one fits into the later category and man does it deliver.

The Rogue's Proposal can be found on Amazon.

Lukas Hawkins, the second son of the troubled House of Trent, is on a mission: find his missing mother and her alleged kidnapper, a brute named Roger Morton. If bringing the villain to justice means breaking a few laws, then so be it. But when he encounters a mysterious stranger with the face of an angel and a body made for sin, Luke suddenly finds his task-and his heart-in peril.

Emma Curtis knows of Lord Lukas's rakish reputation-and hopes to use it to her advantage. While most men of honor would never travel alone with an unmarried woman, Luke is quite willing to take Emma on the road . . . and into his bed. As their journey carries them to unexpected places, Luke and Emma indulge their every passion and share their most private fantasies. But just when their deepest desires are finally within reach, a secret is revealed that threatens to end their love forever . . .

Originality: ★★★

Regency romance is one of my favorites. And this does not disappoint. Rather than focusing on the heir of an aristocratic family, Haymore focuses on the "troubled" younger brother. *Swoon*. One of my favorite topics, and the fact that the heroine isn't aristocracy makes it even better. I love stories that aren't about the most privileged of the privileged, even if wealth is involved.

Character Development/Plot: ★★★

I really liked the Character development and the plot, although I feel like some things are left unresolved (as part of a trope). But it was a bit predictable. I don't mind that too much, but it is the reason I knocked off a star.

I also liked the way the main Hero developed. I was impressed with his growth over the course of the book. I feel for him, and I can see his plight. I thought she did a good job of ensuring that the readers would have empathy for him.

Appearance and Editing:★★

Cover is a bit outdated (think 80's romance), but I love it. Editing is professional. 

The Romance/The Sex: 

Steamy, sometimes a bit too steamy a bit too soon, but overall well worth the price tag (6.84 on Amazon). I felt myself swooning as they came together (literally and figuratively). I highly recommend. 

Veronica Hardy is a professional editor and author who enjoys writing reviews in her spare time, for fun. She is not compensated by authors, publishers or online retail markets for her opinions. If you are interested in a book review or editing services please email her at

Thursday, November 21, 2013

I've fallen under the spell of the Mys

Overall: ★★★★ (4.5 Stars)

I powered through this book. Seriously, could not get enough. It wasn't perfect, don't get me wrong, there were some plot holes, but it had all the right elements.

A fresh, meaty, sink-your-teeth-in-and-hold-on-tight new adult fantasy series kicks off with King Hall…

King Hall — where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies.

Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings. Being named future Queen of the Shifters shoves Lily into the spotlight, making her one of the most visible Mysticals in the world. But with risk comes a certain solace — her burgeoning friendships with the other three Rulers: a wicked Vampire, a wild-child Mage, and a playboy Elemental. Backed by their faith and trust, Lily begins to relax into her new life.

Then chaos erupts as the fragile peace between Commoners and Mysticals is broken, and suddenly Lily realises the greatest threat was never from within, and her fear takes on a new name: the Revolution.

Originality: ★★★

Shifters, Vampires, and Mages have been done. And done. And done again. To the point where my 62 year old mother bought me a t-shirt and messenger bag that had a Vampire, a Shifter, and a boring shell of a girl on it because she heard it was "cool". But Scarlett Dawn turns those boring plot lines on their head with the way she frames this academy and the many Mysticals that live there. I was so excited as I read, because I found a new set of characters to root for. And a ton of emotional drops that left me feeling all kinds of ways.

And I needed something that made me feel that way.

Character Development/Plot: ★★★

I love the character development. I love the way Dawn has each character grow and change as challenges get in their way. Lily is superbly written, has a great voice and agency. I can't wait to read more and more about her as I go through the series. And believe me, I am hanging on for the whole ride.

There were some plot-holes, and I can't help but point them out. I felt like there should be a prequel to this book because at times, well, I felt lost. I know that she intentionally wrote it that way, but that being said, I just felt like enough wasn't explained up front and it could be confusing to younger New Adult readers who are not quite so patient. 

Appearance and Editing:★★

Cover is beautiful. Editing is professional. 

The Romance/The Sex: 

Beautiful, and sad. I loved the chemistry between her and the two love interests. I won't spoil it for you, but I will tell you it is worth reading about. 

Veronica Hardy is a professional editor and author who enjoys writing reviews in her spare time, for fun. She is not compensated by authors, publishers or online retail markets for her opinions. If you are interested in a book review or editing services please email her at

Along Comes Trouble Has Some Trouble

Overall: ★★★☆ 2.5 Stars

I hate to review a book that begins with a bad review with a bad review. But, I just wasn't into this one. I felt like it had some really really promising moments, but other times it fell flat. And I had to adjust my star rating accordingly.

You can find the description on Amazon. 

Originality: ★★★

I like the idea. I do. I like the thought of two people coming together over food and photography. But a lot of the story was very predictable (I will get to that later) and it really knocked the originality down for me.

Character Development/Plot: ★★★

I liked the individual development of the characters... but the overall plot was filled with a lot of holes. I thought starting out with a bad review was a bad idea. I was bored before I even got to the 2nd page. I forced myself to push onward, however, because I wanted to root for the author. I wanted to like this book. But the descriptions drug out, there wasn't as much high stakes drama as their could have been, and at times I felt like I was reading a diary rather than an actual novel. Paragraph after paragraph of feelings and back and forth.

Show, don't tell. Show.

And the predictability... well I knew who Kelly was and what her purpose was as soon as she showed up in the novel. I thought it was too forced, coincidental and threw the entire story off for me. It didn't add an extra element, it just forced me to admit the 4th wall. 

Appearance and Editing:★★

The cover really really knocked me off balance here. I picked it up because I thought it was going to be country, not about a restaurateur's son and a photographer who have very little to do with the Wyoming countryside. I imagined  more country scenes and a beautiful landscape to backdrop their jobs and lives. But it didn't. It felt like it was just there to pull in people who like country contemporary, but never really touched it. 

The Romance/The Sex: 

The chemistry doesn't feel natural. It doesn't develop naturally at all. You have two people, an over sexualization of each of them in each other's minds, and then no real push towards each other. I skipped whole paragraphs (that I never even missed), trying to get to their conversations to feel that chemistry... and it was just a big bunch of nothin'.  

Veronica Hardy is a professional editor and author who enjoys writing reviews in her spare time, for fun. She is not compensated by authors, publishers or online retail markets for her opinions. If you are interested in a book review or editing services please email her at

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Free Holiday Smut! (Erotica).

Chanukah is knocking at my door this time of year, and Christmas is just around the corner . And being the wonderful author that I am,  besides celebrating two holidays, I wanted to give to the people. So, along with many other wonderful Smutistes (Artistes) decided it would be advantageous to present you with:


These red hot stories are here just in time to make sure you have a very merry holiday. Eight of today’s sexiest authors a serving up shorts about Santa’s dominant streak, Jack Frost’s cold hands, and a romantic Hanukkah night. Over 22,000 words of naughty holiday action!

Explicit content: This holiday smut contains bdsm and taboo PI scenes, interspersed with warm gooey romantica.

Keywords: bbw, bdsm, pseudo incest, m/m, christmas erotica, erotica anthology, holiday erotica

List of Authors:

Lindsey Flinch Bedder
Ellen Dominick
Antoinette M.
Scarlet Cox
Vivian Wood
William Cooper
Veronica Hardy (That's Me!!)
Kelly Anne Scott

Links: (Free Everywhere Except Amazon, please pricematch there so it can be free to the masses)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Review: In Love with Accidentally in Love with a God

Overall: ★★★
Accidentally In Love... With a God has a good deal of humor, is well written and has sparked an interest in all things Mythical. 

Twenty-two-year-old Emma Keane has a secret friend. He’s powerful, mysterious, and devastatingly handsome. In her dreams, anyway. 

In real life, he’s an enigma. Maybe just a teensie jealous. Definitely overbearing. He’s also a voice only she can hear.

So who or what is he? He won’t say. But if she wants to be free, to be normal, Emma will have to trek to the jungles once ruled by the Mayans and find the forgotten ruin holding the answers.

However, the ruthless deity she’s about to unknowingly unleash on the modern world might not be so easily extracted from her life. Bottom line, he’s got enemies, and now, so does she.

Originality: ★★★★

I love the idea of delving into mythology and turning it on its head. It draws me in like nothing else. As a result, you see things that are amazing and things that are... less so. This is one of those works that turned out really well. It was just a hare shy of being compelling, hence the 4 stars.

Character Development/Plot: ★★★★

Guy is one of those people that you either love, or he rubs you the wrong way. This can be a bit problematic, because without liking him, you can be turned off on the book. I happen to be one of those people who likes a character like Guy. I can see where others may get tired of him, or give up on the book, but not me.

Emma has a bit more gusto than many women I have read. She has a clear personality, and I really like that about her. I really want to see where her character develops over the next books.

Appearance and Editing:★★★

Professional. The cover could be a bit more high quality, but it is really good. I would buy this on a whim as a reader.

The Romance/The Sex: 

I like romances that are tugging matches back and forth, and this is one such book. I like the internal dialogue and the tension between the two characters. There is a lot of it. I wanted to know more, I found myself turning the pages to find out how they develop together. How their romance builds. Positively delicious. 

Veronica Hardy is a professional editor and author who enjoys writing reviews in her spare time, for fun. She is not compensated by authors, publishers or online retail markets for her opinions. If you are interested in a book review or editing services please email her at

Saturday, November 2, 2013

WEWRIWA #3: Mistletoe and Curves

 Weekend Writing Warriors
I love 8 Sentence Sunday:

Bryce understood the message she was sending and he reciprocated by swooping down upon her lips. His kiss was urgent with a pressure that she longed to relieve as he molded her lips to his. There was a power in his kiss that she had never felt in another man. One that radiated authority. He was going to have her, she knew in that moment, and there was nothing she could do to stop it. Not that she wanted to.

Jenny surrendered herself to him, her lips soft and pliant against his as he forced them open and invaded her with his tongue. At the same moment he reached over and unbuttoned her blouse, each button coming undone with a swift pop before he moved to the next.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Plus Size Fiction, October: BBW Roundup

Every month I give a list of plus sized masterpieces for your reading pleasure. Erotica, Romance, I cover them both. Some great  BBW Works hit the storefront in October.

Title: Bewitched, Buggered, and Bound

Author: Nora Nix

Link/s: Amazon , Barnes & Noble , Smashwords , and All Romance eBooks .

Length: 13,480 words/48 pages

Genre: Paranormal Erotica

Genders: M/F

Blurb: Sam grew up with stories about the witch of Hollow Hill. Drunk at a Halloween Party, his friends dare him to sneak up to the house and steal a pair of the witch's panties. Reluctantly, Sam follows through with the dare, only to get caught - by the witch herself! Although more beautiful and curvaceous than Sam could have ever dreamed, he finds that she most certainly has a dark side as he's forced to don the purloined panties and bend over for punishment. Will he be able to resist her sexy spell? Or will he find himself bewitched by a BBW?

Kinks: Pegging, Bondage, Spanking, Anal Virginity, Forced Feminization, BBW.

Title: Billionaire's Love Big Girls

Author: Stacy Wood


Length: 21 Pages

Genre: Erotic Romance

Genders: M/F

Blurb: Kelsey was living an average life as a photographer until her boss gave her a photoshoot she would never forget. She falls helplessly for billionaire Evan Cole and he's just as crazy about her curves. But will Kelsey be able to move past her demons and let Evan in?

Kinks: BBW

Title: Classroom Curves

Author: Anni Ray 

Length: 4,000 words 

Genre: BBW, Schoolgirl Domination Genders: Hetero 

Blurb: "Dear Diary, I got punished by my teacher yesterday for being a bad little girl."

Tanya always gets distracted in class by her teacher. Like all 18 year olds, she is prone to fantasizing. Especially when it is about the gorgeous and sexy Mr. Martins.

Tanya is endowed with a delicious, curvy body, but will it be enough to get her what she craves?

Kinks:Spanking, BBW, Dom

Title: Big Girls Take The Big Apple

Author: Cora Hart

Link/s: Amazon, Smashwords, B&N

Length: 49 Pages

Genre: BBW, Black Men, MMF Threesome, Role Playing

Genders: F/M

Blurb: Three curvy beauties travel to NYC for the first time. Each of them has a new sexual adventure they’ll never forget. Cherry meets a handsome and suave black man and can’t wait until they leave the bar, Stacy has two men falling over her and decides that two sexy men are far better than just one, and Hannah breaks out of her shell after an attempted mugging with a dangerous fantasy. Each story is from their perspective as they live it up in the city that never sleeps.

Kinks: BBC, Threesome, DubCon

Title: From a Breakup to a Billionaire (He's Loving my curves)

Author: Alice May Ball

Link/s: Amazon


Length: 6,400+ words
Genre: Erotic romance
Genders: MF
Blurb: Big, beautiful Bethany doesn’t have the best luck with men. Her optimistic faith in her current relationship will turn out to be horribly misplaced. But the breathtakingly handsome man she met and lost sight of just a few days before may have plans for her.

What dark secrets await her on his yacht in the Hudson River, and what shocking demands will he make of her?

Kinks: BBW, BDSM, voyeurism, light bondage, remote stimulation, toys

Monday, October 21, 2013

.99 Cent Monday: Ain't Settlin'

My Book: Ain't Settlin': A BBW Romance is on sale right now for .99 cents. It will be on sale until friday, when it goes back to it's 2.99 price point. 

Part 1 of a 3 Part Series. Part 2 and Part 3 are now available.
Holly can't wait to get out of the city and back to her aunt's ranch where things were slower and calmer. Except that it has a new foreman and he can't wait to see Holly again.

This BBW Romantic Short contains 6.5 K words of frustration, excitement and hot steamy sex that is not for the faint of heart. All characters depicted are 18 and over.

She just stood there, looking every bit a fool. She didn't know what to say. Jensen grabbed ahold of her and pulled her into him, his angry lips swooping down onto hers, taking her with him. His kiss was intense and rough, his lips firm against hers, taking what he wanted. She was lost in him. Lost in his touch, his grasp firm as he assaulted her mouth. She kissed him back with that same strong passion, holding her own and before she knew it they were kissing again and again, his tongue invading her mouth, exploring her.
He pulled apart from her and looked into her eyes, "My place. Now."

Friday, October 18, 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors 8 Sentences: Autumn Ride

One of my goals is to give my audience 8 sentences by Sunday, as part of a group of Weekend Writing Warriors.

Today's excerpt is from Autumn Ride, a work I am currently working on. Enjoy!

“I thought we could use a room with a view,” She found herself gravitating towards him as he pulled the tailgate down.

The cold wrapped around her, but it couldn't cause a physical reaction. Her arousal had already done that. So when it nipped at her it only served to make her feel even more alive. She embraced it, the earthy smell of an autumn breeze filling her senses as Jason laid the blanket down. When he turned and wrapped his arms around her she found that his touch was exactly the right sensation at the right time. Jason tightened his grip on her and lifted her up onto that tailgate. She felt the urge to strip her clothing piece by piece and bare her body to him in the nippy air.

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My good colleague, Nora Nix's 8 Sentences

I'm Choosing Chase and You Should Too!

 Saturday Smut.

Overall: ★★★★☆

I really enjoyed this sweet romance with a little bit of spice. But I am also an advocate for Authors being recognized and paid appropriately for their work. I think this book is worth at least 2.99 and at 1.99 Choosing Chase is a steal.


Just when Tess — widowed, pushing forty and carrying a few extra pounds — becomes resigned to her nonexistent sex life, her hunky young landlord makes his interest known. Tess would give anything to take Chase up on his offer for a one-night stand, but she’s afraid of ruining their friendship. She has a choice to make – one mind-blowing night with Chase or a lifetime of wondering ‘what if’.

Chase has wanted Tess for the last two years. Hell, he is head-over-heels in love with her, but he's almost a decade younger and she doesn’t take him seriously. Chase is livid when he assumes someone else has been fulfilling Tess’s needs. He wants her to see him as more than just a friend, even if it means playing down-and-dirty to prove it. But just how far will Chase go to win Tess’s heart forever?

He's a hunky yet misunderstood alpha male hero. She's a beautiful independent but gun-shy heroine. This book’s spicy sex scenes include toys, masturbation, dirty talk and lots more — all in the name of love.

Originality: ★★★★

Julie Raust manages to keep a familiar theme refreshing and engaging while she crafts a tail around a saucy BBW Cougar (I hate that word, but it applies).

Character Development/Plot: ★★★★☆
I like Tess. I want to sympathize with her. I think she is a dynamic person.  And I enjoy Chase as a character. He has a lot of complexity, is what I think more readers are looking for in a hero of a story.

There are points where the plot is predictable, but not unrealistic. I think for a short it has a pretty well developed plot but certain points could be a little better illustrated (pastry scene). Overall I give it a good, teetering on great rating.

Appearance and Editing:★★★★★

Book Cover is good, I wish a woman was in it as well, but that is a personal preference rather than a critique.

The Romance/The Sex: ★★★★☆

I felt like the author really got this. She had the right amount of development for the perfect level of romance at just the right times. The steamy parts were... Squee. Just Squee.  I felt empowered through Tess. It left me feeling more than satisfied.

(Can I just say that my poor husband has to deal with me reading romances all the time... poor guy ;). )

Please, go buy this book. Support us indie authors. And while you are at it, check out my other reviews!

Veronica Hardy is a professional editor and author who enjoys writing reviews in her spare time, for fun. She is not compensated by authors, publishers or online retail markets for her opinions. If you are interested in a book review or editing services please email her at

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Pornocaust and Dalia Daudelin's Amazing Analysis

If you didn't already know, Amazon is going through its books and censoring. A lot. This has not affected me and my writing, but it has affected my fellow authors. And I am never a fan of censorship. Even if I don't agree with the content.

So I thought, what better way to show solidarity than with a post by Dalia Daudelin!

She tells you exactly what you need to know as an author writing erotica or romance. She also explains why it is important for those of you who are readers, to remain abreast of this situation. So go ahead, check it out. She doesn't bite.

Unless you ask.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Review: Book of Beings Episode 1- Gripping and Emotional

Overall: ★★★
I wasn't sure what to expect with The Book of Beings, by Liz Seach (Free on Amazon). But what I got was an intense ride that had me up until 3 am wishing that the book hadn't ended. And that I could sleep in so I wouldn't be a zombie the next day.


What if your imaginary boyfriend got you pregnant--for real? 

Seventeen-year old Manon knows she's not pregnant. After all, she's never had sex.

Except she is actually pregnant.

Nobody's roofied her. And probably there isn't a pervert on the loose hypodermically impregnating virgins. Manon's going to have to treat the whole thing as an act of God. Either that or an alien abduction. She can't decide which is more preposterous.

Whatever's happened, Manon may just as well give up her struggle to not be the weird girl at school. And she may as well give up on Elias, the mysterious boy who haunts her dreams.

Except it turns out Elias knows Manon's fantasies about him. In detail.

Like he's been inside her head while she's having them. . .

Originality: ★★★★

I think the entire concept is bold, especially for New Adult Fiction. A woman who is pregnant from her dreams, mysterious supernatural entanglements. A mysterious hero and an independent heroine. Seach boldly crosses religious boundaries, class lines and includes a special romantic flare.

Character Development/Plot: ★★★★

There are times when the plot goes too quickly and too slowly, the pacing is off. It stretches at times when I wish it wouldn't and other times it is too quick to understand exactly what is going on in the character's minds. That being said, over all the plot is good, almost great. Worthy of four stars.

The characters are pretty well developed, but missing that little bit extra. Especially in Elias's case. I have a feeling in future installments we will see what is going on behind the scenes in Elias's mind, but right now, it leaves a lot of wonder up to his motivations for doing what he does. Manon is well developed, but I think there could have been a better set of interactions between her and her friends as well as her enemies. Things that gave us a little more insight. Again good development, almost great.

Appearance and Editing:★★★
There were a few formatting errors, but nothing atrocious.  I do however, recommend a cover that is more encompassing of the story. Readers want to have a hint of what they are reading about. 

The Romance/The Sex: 

The romance feels like it comes out of nowhere. Again, I am guessing that more will be revealed in the next "episode" but I want to know now. That being said, the tension and the feelings, well, they rocked me. I clung to the book, wanting to find out what happened to Manon next. How she felt, what the consequences of her life were going to be. Definitely romantic in spots, just not always expected.

And I enjoyed it. 

Please, go buy this book. Support us indie authors. And while you are at it, check out my other reviews!

Veronica Hardy is a professional editor and author who enjoys writing reviews in her spare time, for fun. She is not compensated by authors, publishers or online retail markets for her opinions. If you are interested in a book review or editing services please email her at

Monday, October 14, 2013

.99 Cent Monday

So, I'm guilty of hating Mondays. But they get a little bit better when I can get 956 pages of awesome BBW Romance for a buck. Seriously.

I'm not in this set, but I will be purchasing it so that I can have lots of good reading material and inspiration. Especially from this well known, wonderful set of authors.

Boxed Set Description: 

Guaranteed to spark a fire deep inside, whether you're looking for a rags-to-riches fairytale, a rough and wild love affair, or a sweet and sexy friends-to-lovers romance. Pamper your inner big girl with this boxed set and feel the heat!

VEGAS KNIGHTS by Marina Maddix, author of the bestselling Laid Bear: Curvy artist Kelly finds herself on the ride of her life to Las Vegas with a real-life 'Knight on shining armor', but is their love strong enough to survive beyond the dazzling lights of Sin City?

HUNTING FOR CURVES by Julianne Reyer, an All Romance best selling author: Shy and curvy Jasmine Taylor is down on her luck when she meets two gorgeous men--billionaire CEO Evan Westmore and his longtime lover, Luke Rosso. She can't resist the invitation to join them for one night of passion, but then both men start falling for her. Will the steamy threesome lead to disaster or is it the start of a new relationship for all three?

BLIND WOLF by Aubrey Rose: A blind werewolf leading a pack of stragglers finally finds his one true mate -- then realizes she's human...

FOR KEEPS by Adriana Hunter, Amazon and B&N Top 100 Bestselling author: Curvy single Valerie Gordon finds herself reluctantly accepting a job transfer where she comes face-to-face with billionaire bad boy Tyler Princeton, son of the senior partner. Tyler isn't used to being turned down and when he sets his sights on Valerie there is little that he won't do to get her into his arms, and into his bed...

MAKE YOU MINE by Tawny Taylor, USA Today Bestselling Author in addition to B&N and Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author: To keep her job, Daryl Laroche must find the perfect new client for her employer--a prestigious matchmaking company--and the sexy, rich and enigmatic Tevin Page fits the bill. But before he signs the contract, he issues one deliciously tempting demand...

CURVES OF THE FRENCH RIVIERA by Krista Lakes, author of the bestselling romance "Saltwater Kisses": Megan can't believe her luck when a billionaire playboy courts her and makes her a part of his life on the south coast of France, despite her flaws.

OPEN YOUR CURVY LEGS FOR ME, a BDSM New Adult erotic romance by Aphrodite Hunt, author of 25 Amazon Top 100 Erotica/New Adult and 12 B&N Top 100 bestselling books. Plus-sized Mariel meets gorgeous, seemingly unattainable Michael in college, and is amazed she can turn his head. Golden boy Michael is ashamed to admit he likes bigger women, especially to his laughing friends. Can the two of them have a relationship?

THE BIG, NOT-SO-SMALL, CURVY GIRLS, BBW ROMANCE, DATING AGENCY by Ava Catori: Becky's life just got complicated. With a laugh-out-loud best friend, an insane cat, and a business to run, Becky Holgate didn't have time for guys like Reed Amwell...until time was running out.

THE POWER BILLIONAIRE by Angelina Spears: Plus-size secretary Merrin Rexford is seduced by a powerful billionaire who harbors dark secrets, but dangerous Special Agent Evartt makes her world - and desires - spin out of control! Who will she choose?

RIDING CURVES by Christa Wick, bestselling author of PET. Stuck on the back of Aiden Perry's motorcycle, engine thrumming between her legs while she is pressed against his big, hard body, Cecelia Harper is about to have her secret crush exposed.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Autumn Ride: Cover Reveal and Excerpt.

This is my feature piece for Saturday Smut and I figured where to start but with a book cover reveal!
Saturday Smut.
Because Ain't Settlin' was so popular and because I love country western anything, I started working on a project near and dear to my heart. And the results have been phenomenal in terms of my writing evolution and my book cover skills. So I'm going to give you an excerpt. And a sneak peak at the cover! Look for Autumn Ride on October 15.

A Rodeo Princess And A Pauper Who Rides

Autumn Ride Excerpt:

“Ah, Jason. This here is the lady I was talkin’ to you about earlier, Brooke Rivers. Cylde’s Daughter.” Hank was friendly and familiar with Jason. He knew him, and from his body language, he knew him well.

“The Rodeo Princess.” He drawled a smile coming to his lips. But it wasn't the friendly kind.

Do not react. She tried to stow her irritation but she knew that it showed. Stoicism was always her weakness.

Jason tipped his cowboy hat up so that she could see his face. She couldn't help it, she immediately began assessing him, much like her father taught her. What to look for in rider, physically. He was probably a couple of years older than her, 27 or 28. At least. Not quite the young buck that Hank had described. But still, young enough that he had quite a few good years left. His stance was strong, like his grip on the bull.

I wonder what his grip would be like on me. Brooke shook the thought from her head and held out her hand to him. She didn't falter, looking him straight in the eye, and waited for his shake. He assessed her for a moment, his own eyes moving over her body. Giving her the same hard look that she knew she was giving him. He was no child. She was used to over eager, over enthusiastic, green behind the ears riders trying to get her attention. And her money. Not this one.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Words Once Spoken Has Great Potential, With a Few Issues with... Words

Overall: ★★★

Carly Drake has a compelling story with a few plot holes, and a writing style that is hard to overcome. But if you do, I promise it is worth the read. I love the world and though I wish it was in anything but first person present tense, it had me turning pages!

Authors Description:

YA meets high fantasy in this lush series debut about a girl who never quite fit in — and the reason why...

Evelyn might not love the confines of her village life, but she takes her small freedoms where she can get them. But everything changes when her parents decide it’s time for her to wed. Suddenly she loses her tunic and breeches, her bow, her horse, and gains rigid gowns, restrictive manners, and carriage rides.

The best way to escape is through her dreams, but as they become more and more real, Evelyn begins to worry that she is losing her grasp on reality. It is only when she makes two new friends that the truth is revealed: she is destined for far, far more than even she could imagine.

Originality: ★★★
Medieval England (I believe, though the setting isn't clearly laid out in the beginning), Fae and many different beings supernatural all come together. This isn't exactly original but it has an edge of something special, something that falls flat from realizing its potential.

Plot/Setting/Character Development: ★
A lot of the characters fall flat for me. They are not dimensional enough, the story isn't developed enough to really get in their shoes and, well, the things that do happen are easily predictable. That mixed with the gaping holes in plot and setting


I hate  first person present tense. I hate it. I don't think it can be written well. I don't think it is written well in this piece. Past tense would have made a big difference. And for that I can only give it four stars.

The Romance: 

Somewhere between chaste and adult this work has adequate romance. I just wish that it was not quite so easy and clear cut. I would have liked a little more complexity in the story, a bit more development between the relationship between the love triangle. It deserves more. I want to root for these characters and I want to love Evie.

I recommend this work and I know it is a delightful read. Please check it out on Amazon.

Veronica Hardy is a professional editor and author who enjoys writing reviews in her spare time, for fun. She is not compensated by authors, publishers or online retail markets for her opinions. If you are interested in a book review or editing services please email her at

Friday, October 4, 2013

Featured Freebie Friday: All Shades of Passion Vol. 2

Today's Feature Freebie is a sexy anthology of romance stories entitled All Shades of Passion Vol. 2

There is an excerpt attached and it is explicit, so if you are under 18, please stop reading here.

All Shades of Passion (Sexy Erotic Romance Stories) Volume 2

Full of imagination erotica romance stories crafted by professional adult writers. Different stories, different writing styles - something for everyone. From hot, SEXY, and naughty full of explicit scenes stories, to pieces of written art. More books in the "All Shades of Passion" series are coming. Enjoy!

Approximate length: 15,000 words.

Content warning: contains skillfully drawn in words, naughtily detailed, sexy as your best dreams, explicit sexual acts intended for adults only (18+)!

Erotica Romance Stories include:

Mandy and I by Rachel Ali:

When Amanda left her loving boyfriend at home and planned a night out with the girls, she knew she wanted to have fun. However, her idea of fun wasn't to test the boundaries of her sexual attraction, and that too towards her best friend, Mandy.

To her complete surprise, she discovers a new meaning to passion in her friend's naked embrace.

Crimson Rose on the Pavement by Vilhemina Bruiss:

He began pounding her and all the while he slapped her ass and recited every porn cliché in the book:
"Say my name, dirty slut, say my name!"

Revenge is a dish best served cold... Ice cold.

Crimson Rose on the Pavement is the red hot tale of a cold revenge served on a patch of cobblestone.

Coconut Bay by Layla DeLaney:

Clint and Theresa Money have been waiting for weeks since they got married to embark on their honeymoon adventure. Join these two newlywed lovers as they experience their honeymoon on a private island resort in the North of Spain known as Coconut Bay. Join them as they explore the island, making love in every exotic and erotic way they can. The island becomes their ecstasy-filled oasis, and even the flowers and wild fruits play a part in their incredible lust-filled days. Their story is like a sensual dream as they celebrate their love in the exquisite paradise.

Heat Wave by Sophie Stevens (story 2):

Jack and Haley are still a little high from their mid-traffic tryst when they finally reach the secluded cabin, which was to be the setting for their five-year college reunion. However, when they find the place empty and realize that they'd arrived a day early, they're both a little worried - the house is bolted shut and the drive home is extremely unappealing, considering they'd spent the entire day trapped in a car.

Jack manages to find working lights in the backyard, and it seems like a miracle; discovering the hot tub is just a surprising bonus. Thrilled at the prospect of being warm all night - and in more ways than one - the couple waste no time jumping in.

Off the Road by Sophie Stevens (story 3):

In the third and final part, Jack and Haley have had an eventful weekend together and are on their way home, when Haley finds herself bored silly. She decides to have some fun by teasing Jack, but he isn't too pleased with her antics. He pulls over on the side of an empty road and proceeds to show her exactly how he deals with women who are a menace on the road.

An excerpt from ''Mandy and I'' by Rachel Ali
I laughed as my shot-glass tipped over on the bar counter. The Ransack Club was extremely crowded that night. The girls and I were having a fun, wild night, without our men.
My friend, Mandy, walked over, and her long legs attracted well-deserved attention from several men. 
“I need another drink,” she cried, making a pretend, sulking face.
“Gay?” I asked, and she laughed in response.
Mandy was the only one in our group of friends who was single. She spent all night going around in circles, checking out all viable candidates. The ones she liked were always committed, married, or gay. It was an inside joke among our group that Mandy would find a gay man in hundreds, and ask him out.
“This night is so not going well,” Mandy screamed to be heard over the loud music.
“Just fuck the men, Mandy. We rock. We don’t need anyone by our side.”
Mandy laughed and I grabbed the bar counter as a wave of dizziness swept over me. I had way too many shots that night.
“You can say that, Amanda. You have a wonderful boyfriend waiting for you at home, and he loves you,” Mandy screamed again.
I rolled my eyes between waves of drunken happiness and dizziness. John, my boyfriend, was wonderful.
“You know what?” I cried, standing up and holding Mandy’s upper arms as I neared her. “You will one day have a nicer, sweeter, and sexier boyfriend than John.”
I smiled, and the next moment, stood shock still as Mandy leaned over and slid her lips over mine.
I stared at her, stifling a bubble of laughter from erupting from my chest. The expression on Mandy’s face however, was serious. Even in my state of drunkenness, I realized that laughing at her would hurt her feelings.
I tried to focus, but my mind was a fuzz of confusion. I had known Mandy since Kindergarten, and she had just kissed me! Is she gay? I thought wildly.
Before I could get a grip on the direction of my thoughts, Mandy slowly leaned forward again, and her soft lips pressed onto mine. 
My traitorous body felt a jolt of longing. Her mouth smelled sweet, minty and fruity, I don’t really know why. Her hands were soft and dainty as they trailed up and down my arms, soothing me, caressing me.
Mandy’s lips parted and the unmistakable, wet slide of her mouth over mine sent currents of pure pleasure through my limbs. The arousal – crazy and insane – spread through my body like wildfire, and collected in a throbbing knot between my thighs.
I gasped and pulled away, our lips breaking contact. Mandy refused to let go of my arms. Her fingers were digging gently into my flesh, holding me imprisoned a few inches away from her.
Suddenly, I felt like I wasn’t in a crowded nightclub with blaring music sounding from the speakers. I was alive with the intensity of my feelings.
Mandy’s breasts were just barely touching mine. Our dresses were the only barriers between my aching nipples and hers. 
I don’t know what came over me, but I saw Mandy differently than I did a minute ago.
The door crashed behind me as I stepped into Mandy’s apartment. Everything was a blur. All I knew and cared about was that Mandy and I were alone, and that I wanted her to see me naked.
My green dress had a long zipper down the back, and while Mandy’s lips hungrily took mine, I was aware of her hand groping for the zipper.
Her breath was harsh, her hands shaky, and everything about her reaction was mind-blowing. I knew she was aroused. I could sense it, smell it in the air. Mandy’s fingers jerked at my dress and it fell open, sliding down my body and landing around my stiletto-clad feet.
That’s when she pulled away a few feet, and her eyes dipped down to my tits. That’s when the cold air hit my too-heated skin, and I realized that I was actually standing in the middle of Mandy’s apartment, wearing nothing but a tiny thong and a pair of shoes.
My brain told me this was wrong, but the wetness between my legs urged me to stay, see this though. I could feel the sticky pre-cum sliding out of my pussy, wetting it. My pussy lips were burning, tingling as they contracted with urgency.
“Amanda?” Mandy whispered, and I gasped. In my state of arousal, her soft whisper sounded wonderful. It added fuel to the already raging fire in my groin.
Slowly, she reached behind her own back and undid her dress, letting it fall at her feet. She slid off her shoes, and then her strapless bra. Her breasts fell free, heavy and pink-peaked, and her tiny waist was delectable.
I didn’t know what was wrong with me. Mandy was my friend, but I ached to touch her, hold her tits in my palms and crush them tightly.
I couldn’t wait any longer, and following her footsteps, I leaned down and undid the straps on my stilettos.
My breasts fell forward as I bent, swaying gently, and I could feel her warm gaze roving over them.
With a gasp of wanton urgency, Mandy stepped forward and her breasts were crushed against mine.
I moaned aloud, my mouth finding hers and parting over the soft, full contours. Her tongue plunged wetly in my mouth, and I gave her mine. 
Her fingers were digging into my back and sliding over me, touching me, heating me more and more. I couldn’t breathe. I was wild. I slid my hands between our bodies and clasped her tits, squeezing them.
“Oh! Oh! Amanda!” she whispered harshly in my mouth between our wet kiss. Her tongue slid against mine, tangling while I let my palms rove over her beasts.
Her nipples were hard and erect, tightened into buds that flipped back and forth as I caressed them. Her hands slid down my back, clasping my ass-cheeks, and I ground them against her crotch. 
My bush slid against hers, and she slid her fingers between my ass-cheeks, finding my thong and tugging it out. 
”Mandy!” I cried out, tightening my hips, letting her touch me, scorch me. “Touch me! Please, Mandy. Touch me,” I gasped. 
At my words, I could tell that she gained encouragement. Her hands slid between my ass-cheeks, stroking my asshole. It had puckered up and tightened with need, and before I had a chance to do or say anything further, her soft fingertip caressed my back hole.
My head fell back and our mouths lost contact. She watched my face as I cried and moaned, grinding my hips, swaying them back and forth as if I had a cock filling my pussy. 
I wanted to be filled. I wanted her fingers inside me, thrusting back and froth. I was dripping juices heavily, and the wetness was sliding down my inner thigh.
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