On Thin Ice by Jessica Lee


Title: Ariel Estates Series, Book One: On Thin Ice
Author: Jessica Lee
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing
Pages: 85
POV: 3rd
Sub-Genre: Paranormal/shifters
Kisses: 3.5


Blurb:

Silas Murdock, lion Pride leader of Ariel Estates, is on the trip of a lifetime, big game hunting with his entourage in Alaska. Everything had been perfect right up until a freak storm barreled into the area ruining their plans followed by an assassin’s bullet plummeting them into the frozen tundra.

Enter wolf shifter and former pack physician, Theodor Lucas. Returning from a trip to a nearby village, he witnesses the crash and finds the wreckage along with an unconscious and barely alive Silas. Theo’s ethical sense won’t allow him to walk away, leaving the male to suffer and freeze to death when there’s a chance he could be saved. Despite the personal risk and his vow to never be responsible for another soul, Theo takes the lone survivor back to his cabin to care for his injuries.

The stranger’s unusual scent has Theo stumped. The gorgeous male is definitely not human, but exactly what is a mystery. But Theo’s unexpected guest is the only one with any answers as to who he is, and why their pilot ended up with a bullet to the back.

There’s just one problem: now that the male is awake, he doesn’t have a clue. In fact, who, what, and where he is, is a total blank. But for Silas, there is one thing he does know for sure: when it comes to Theo, his hot-as-hell rescuer, a lifesaver has never looked more delicious.

Review:

I’m going to cut right to the chase here. When I started reading this story, I was so lost I had to re-read pages one through six just to be sure it wasn’t me, being my typical lost self. I found myself still lost so I pushed on to try to figure out where or why or if I had a reason to get that way. Generally I catch on very quickly when it comes to reading but with this one, I felt as if I had been invited in ten minutes late. So, it took me a bit to figure it out, then I realized it was largly due to the fact that this is book one in a series. I don’t know how many are left, I do see two at the moment. Anyways…

On to the review. I found the story full of sex, hot sex. If I had to weigh the percentage of plot vs. sex? I’m giving 75% of the story to sex. The plot is what I’m after here, not the sex, so I’ll cut to the chase. Tiger pack leader Silas and four of his pack members were in Alaska on a hunting trip, we meet them while they are waiting on a small plane to pick them up from the wilds of the cold Alaskan frontier. This is where I had to re-read. The characters really had me lost. I had no idea who was who. We get a bit, a tiny bit of who they all are, but then something happens and the story really starts.

A plane goes down and crashes into the snowy landscape not far from a man named Theo who lives on his own, far off and away from everyone due to his own feelings of failure. But more on him later.

Theo rides to the crash on his snowmobile and finds the pilot is shot and dead. There’s a bit of fire going on, as one can imagine, so he takes a fast look around at all the luggage scattered here and there and decides he wants nothing to do with it. He lived on his own for a reason, so if he became involved, there would be questions as to why he was there and people would go looking for him and he didn’t need that in his life. He was hiding. However, he spotted a large man, unconscious in the snow, his arm broken, bleeding all over, he was a mess but alive. Against his better judgment he brings the big man home and because Theo is or was a doctor, he mends the other man.

Three days into the story, the other man wakes up without a memory. Only his wallet with his ID tells both men who he is. It’s unknown then to them if he is the one who killed the pilot or not, but it doesn’t matter. Animal attraction wins out after three days and for the most part, these two men go at it.

It’s never really said what happens to Silas’ arm, but I’ll assume due to what he is, he healed very quickly. The two men spend time together when they aren’t making the nasty, and they talk and such, both finding out that the other is a shifter. One is a tiger, the other a wolf.

Once Silas remembers who he is, after an attack on Theo, he goes back home to deal with who wants him dead. The ending is cute. Can’t wait to see how they work in book two.

Overall, it is a nice story, and I’ll read the second book because I’m gluten for shifter stories.

Reviewed By: Lyncx

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Ad-Dick-tion (Volume One) Anthology

Title: Ad-Dick-tion: Volume One
Authors: Christina Jade Loren, Jamieson Wolf, Kayla Jameth, Jessica Lee, Kimberly Hunter, DC Juris, Berengaria Brown, and Rebecca Leigh
Publisher: Breathless Press
Pages: 196
Characters: Various
POV: 1st and 3rd Person
Setting: Contemporary
Sub-Genre: Anthology/Erotica/Menage/Fantasy/Paranormal
Cover Rating: 4
Kisses: 4 (Overall)

Blurbs:

In this collection of sizzling hot Adonis shorts, feel the passion again with previously released m/m erotic stories, along with an all new story by Kayla JamethLegends.

Turned by Christina Jade Loren – Nathan thinks that Damien is easy prey. He stalks him right up until the point Damien turns the tables.

Eternity by Christina Jade Loren – Even vampires need boy toys…

Break and Enter by Christina Jade Loren – When a lone burglar breaks into James’ home demanding everything, temperatures soar between both men.

Furry Endeavors by Christina Jade Loren – Home for the holidays isn’t exactly what Lance had in mind when his lover, Adin, took him to a secluded log cabin in the middle of a forest.

Hard by Jamieson Wolf – Owen’s best friend makes him hard.

Hardening by Jamieson Wolf – When Daniel leaves him, Owen wonders if he will ever love again. Thankfully, you don’t need love to have hot sex…

Legends by Kayla Jameth – Austin promised his assertive lover a magical evening. He has arranged to celebrate Jack’s birthday at the new concept restaurant Legends. Will Legends be everything he hoped it would be?

Make Me by Jessica Lee – Becoming the alpha of one’s wolf pack—brutal. Keeping the title and your mate alive all at the same time—living hell. Previously Reviewed HERE

Got Lemons? by Kimberly Hunter– Will giving into desire be a sour mistake or sweet perfection?

Dream Come True by DC Juris – Tristan knows that Jinsu is just a drawing…. A made-up, elaborate version of Tristan’s perfect man. All in Tristan’s head. Jinsu isn’t real. Or…is he? Previously Reviewed HERE

Sundae Surprise by DC Juris – Dean learns the true meaning of the words “playing with your food” when his hot and hunky roommate, Rick, interrupts his plans for some solo Sunday afternoon fun.

Perfect Christmas by DC Juris – Evan plans to spend yet another Christmas alone while Drake travels for business. But a special delivery reveals Drake had some plans of his own! Previously Reviewed HERE

Carnal Connections by Berengaria Brown – Ithiel meets Jason and Toby at a wedding, and a night of hot passion follows. But what will happen the next morning?

Room Number 12 by Rebecca Leigh – Two male vampire cowboys come together in a bar as strangers but leave as lovers.

Review:

Fantasy and role playing, dominance and submission, ménage a trios and one on one; the Ad-Dick-tion anthology is a compilation of über-steamy tales that transport the reader on an erotic journey inhabited by vampires, werewolves, and human men who heat up the pages in this homage to sex and love.

From the fun and flirty to the down and dirty and everything in between, each of the eight authors has contributed a story that celebrates eroticism. Whether it’s the first sexual encounter between best friends turned lovers, or it’s the chance meeting at a wedding that leads to a sexy threesome in a hotel room, they all explore sensuality in its many forms—from new love to lost love to eternal love, there’s something between the covers for every reader.

Each of the offerings, with the exception of Kayla Jameth’s beautifully seductive ménage story Legends, the tale of a man who gives his partner the ultimate birthday gift, have appeared in prior publication, but now they can all be enjoyed in this single collection .

Indulge in the sexual fantasies of the men of Ad-Dick-tion; it’s a choice collection of carnal creativity, to be sure.

Reviewed By: Lisa

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Jessica Lee: Desire Begins With The Night

Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions, Jessica. We are very excited and can’t wait to learn more about you.

Thanks so much! I’m very excited to be here. 🙂

Will you tell us a little bit about your background?

Let’s see, I’m a nurse turned stay-at-home mom, turned romance author. lol I never thought I possessed enough creativity to be an author. Science had always been something that came easy for me. But I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to stay home with my son these last few years and thus explore my creative side, because I truly feel I’ve found my passion. And last year, I officially retired from nursing after 24yrs. ( I was really young when I started. *wink*)

What was your first book and how long did it take to get it published?

My first book was Desire to Die For, published by Loose Id and also this year’s 2011 Epic eBook Award winner in the Paranormal Erotic Romance category. It took me about two years to write and about a little over six months to find a home for it.

Do you write full time?

Yes, for the most part, writing is my day job.

Looking back, was there something in particular that helped you to decide to become a writer? Did you choose it or did the profession choose you?

As I mentioned earlier, it’s so odd, but I had never considered being a writer. But once I sat down and lost myself in my first book, the writing bug bit me hard. lol

On a typical writing day, how would you spend your time?

After dropping my son off at school and spending a little time at the gym, I come home and start my day. I usually reread what I wrote from the previous day to get my mind back in the story and to familiarize myself with where I left off.

I also use SuperNotecard to follow my progress through the novel. I do my plotting on the Notecards in the program and reference them as I go along.

I try to write up until time to pick my son up in the afternoons. Sometimes after he goes to bed at night, I may do a little more with my wip, if for some reason I had errands to run during the day and didn’t get in my word count.

When it comes to plotting, do you write freely or plan everything in advance?

I’m a bit of a plotter and a pantzer. I can normally visualize the beginning, middle, and end of a story. But before I can start writing, I like to plot the first three chapters in general detail with what I see occurring. However when it comes down to what plays out in those chapters, it’s up to my characters. 🙂 After those particular chapters are complete, I’ll then plot the next few, filling in the gaps until I reach The End.

How much of yourself and the people you know manifest into your characters? How do you approach development of your characters? Where do you draw the line?

My characters are strictly fictitious. My day-to-day world and the people that are a part of it don’t crossover into my make believe one. For me, that would cross the line, and I wouldn’t want to ever offend or embarrass any of my friends. However, some personality may bleed over from characters I’ve seen on the big screen.
Character development begins with defining their GMC (goals, motivation, and conflict by Debra Dixon)

How long does it take for you to complete a book you would allow someone to read?

That varies greatly. As I mentioned, my first took me about two years, and I had critique partners reading it all along the way. lol Bloodlines took me about three to four months. My current wip—a novel–I’ve been writing for about a year, but I’ve completed a novella and two other short stories while in the midst of completing my next novel. But I’m not too obsessive about anyone reading what I’m currently writing. I have a beta reader and a couple of critiques who give me their opinions as I go.

If you weren’t sitting there right this very moment answering our book of questions, what else would you be doing?

Writing! Well…or watching an episode of one of my favorite soaps: Young and the Restless or Bold and the Beautiful. lol

Do you write straight through, or do you revise as you go along?

I REALLY need to learn to just write! But I can’t seem to help myself, and I revise as I go.

Writers often go on about writer’s block. Do you ever suffer from it, and what measures do you take to get past it?

Writers Block. Nasty stuff. I think with my current novel, I’ve suffered a bit from it. The only recourse is to keep going back to your wip and fighting your way through each page. Eventually, you will beat the muse into submission, and you’ll break through.

How would you describe your sense of humor?

Who and what makes you laugh? Hmmm, good question… Maybe spontaneous is how you could describe it. I LOVE to laugh.

I adored Will & Grace. Boy do I miss that show; it always cracked me up. My bff’s are always good for a laugh. I really enjoy calling them up when I need to smile and talking on the phone.

What are you working on now?

Book three of my Warriors of the Enclave series, Eve of Desire. I’m also putting together the plot for book three in my KinKaid wolf pack series. 🙂

What kind of books do you like to read?

Hmmm, anything erotic paranormal is guaranteed to grab my interest. Favorite authors, just to name a few: Karen Marie Moning, JR Ward, Lora Leigh, and in the GLBT world, I adore anything by Jet Mykles.

What is your favorite TV show?

True Blood 🙂

What is your favorite fast food restaurant? Just thought we’d throw that in for fun…

I think you could call this fast food. I recently feel in love with Moe’s!

Without getting up, can you tell us what’s under your bed? (yep, another sneaky question.)

LOL oh man…. Dust!!

If you weren’t a writer what would you be?

More than likely, I’d still be working as a nurse in an OB/GYN office somewhere.

Aside from writing, what else do you enjoy doing?

I’m a Starbucks junky who loves to read, go out to eat with my husband and friends, and last but not least, taking the time to be silly with my six-year-old son can’t be beat.

New writers are always trying to glean advice from those with more experience. What suggestions do you have for new writers?

I know you’ve all heard this advice over and over, but it’s so true: don’t give up. It takes a thick skin in this business, because we all pour our hearts and souls into our work. But if you really want it, you can’t give up. Keep learning. Absorb everything you can from workshops and the writing of your mentors. The more polished your work is, the better your chance will be to stand out in the crowd.

Bloodlines by Jessica Lee


Title: Bloodlines
Author: Jessica Lee
Publisher: Breathless Press
Pages: 121
POV: 3rd
Genre: Paranormal
Book Cover Rating: 4
Kisses: 5





Blurb:

Evin KinKaid, the only son of the KinKaid pack’s alpha, has a secret. One that will tear his family apart. In one year, Evin is to succeed his father as alpha leader and continue the dominant bloodline of his family. There’s only one problem: Evin is gay. When Evin is pushed into the bed of his intended female mate, he’s forced to reveal the truth. And for an alpha male wolf shifter promised to a female whose goal is to one day be queen, coming out has never been more explosive.

To Mason Thorne II, heir to Thorne Global Inc., life is a lie. To sustain his father’s love, Mason has agreed to stay in the family business and to one day assume his place as CEO. Instead of reaching for his heart’s desire, he’s settled for a life he never wanted. But an unexpected auto accident will send Evin and Mason into each other’s arms and down a path toward a destiny neither man can escape: an eternity sealed in blood

Review:

When I’m able to get caught up in a story that makes my heart beat a bit harder, one that stops the breath in my throat, one that has me saying under my breath—NO! must mean it’s a winner and I’m happy to say this story did it for me. Bloodlines is a shifter story which introduces, Evin KinKaid and Mason Thorne the second.

Evin is a werewolf who is disowned by his father because he refused to submit to his father’s wishes and mate with his chosen life partner. Evin brought shame to his father because he’s gay and the only person in his family who even understood him and his feelings was his twin sister, Rosa. The person Evin is to mate with is Jocelyn and it’s due to her selfishness that Evin finds himself without a pack and family. She wants more than anything to be queen and does not care the cost to make that happen.

Mason is the son of a very wealthy business man, who controls everyone within his reach. He’s off on his own taking a vacation before he’s due back at college, he’s also the assistant vice president to his father’s company. And he’s miserable. He winds up in a small town on his way back to his uptight life when a white wolf with blue eyes causes him to lose control of his car and he ends up in a ditch. This of course puts him in the very capable hands of none other than Evin, the garage mechanic.

Evin and Mason light up the screen so to speak. They click, they’re like two halves of a whole person, or heart and when they get down and dirty, and I’m not talking grease by the way, it’s guaranteed to keep you flipping the pages. Of course wolves have trouble controlling their instincts where their mates are involved and Evin is no different. He ends up biting Mason and that one act, or two actually begins a chain of events that really made me gasp. In order for Mason to live, Evin runs back to his family and agrees to mate with the woman he has no feelings for.

I felt that Jessica did a wonderful job with the plot, with description, with character building and she can write some hot sex scenes. I fell in love with Evin and Mason, and I loved that Jessica worked some D/s action in there, too. It’s necessary with an alpha wolf after all.

Reviewer: Michele

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Make Me by Jessica Lee


Title: Make Me
Author: Jessica Lee
Publisher: Breathless Press
Pages: 30
Characters: Evin and Mason
POV: 3rd
Genre: Paranormal
Book Cover Rating: 5
Kisses: 5





Blurb:

Becoming the alpha of one’s wolf pack—brutal. Keeping the title and your mate alive all at the same time—living hell.

Evin KinKaid has it all: the title of alpha of the KinKaid wolf shifter pack and the man he loves, his mate, Mason Thorne II in his bed. But across territorial lines, it seems another pack is conspiring to see just how badly he wants to keep them both. So when the Gregorson pack tests its boundaries, leaving Evin to find his home ransacked and his mate nowhere to be found, the rival shifters learn what it’s like to gain the KinKaid’s alpha’s full attention

Review:

This is a short fast peak into Evin and Mason’s world now that Evin is the alpha of the KinKaid pack and Mason is his true mate. In just thirty pages Jessica had me on edge, once again. Imagine an alpha wolf, then imagine that wolf without it’s mate. You’ll have Evin and he’s one pissed off wolf when he arrives home to find it ransacked and his mate missing. Then add members of a rival pack into the mix and we have issues.

When I finished this book I set my reader aside and the first thought that came to mind was one I had had in the past with another authors works. “The author is teasing us! There’s more to come I just know there is.” Jessica left things hanging a bit at the end of this story but she didn’t do it to be mean, she did it because there’s another KinKaid story coming up! We’re getting more of Evin and Mason and Rosa, and all of them. And I’m willing to bet all those lose ends in this story will be tied up so prettily. All we have here is a day in the life of. And I’m so happy I was invited in to spend some time with these amazing men!

Reviewer: Michele

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