Thursday, June 30, 2016

THE SHIFT by Genevieve Scholl


Series:  n/a

Author:  Genevieve Scholl

Publish Date:   06.30.2016

Publisher:  Genevieve Scholl

Category /Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content

Received from:  Genevieve Scholl (in exchange for an honest review)

Grammar/editing:  A – near perfect

Goodreads link: The Shift

Date completed: 06.11.2016


Description from the publisher:

Nothing about me is normal…
…but what exactly is ‘normal’? Just because I have two dads and no mom, my name is Elliot Marcus Smith even though I’m a girl, and I was born from a test tube…
Does that mean I’m ‘abnormal’?

I say no.

But the sudden abilities that have been appearing since I turned eighteen sure do. Wounds are healing quickly, my vision has changed, as has my strength, and my sensitivities to other people’s emotions have become severely heightened. Add all that to the fact that I have been forgetting moments of my day as if they never happened, and it’s obvious that something strange is happening to me.

But what? What am I becoming?



This is a stand-alone paranormal May/December romance.  I hope Ms. Scholl expands it into a series.  I’d love to learn more about the rest of the team.


Elli has a lot of flaws, but that’s what makes her real.  Real people are deeply flawed, if they’ve lived beyond the lines.  While there is safety within the boundaries, there is adventure when you go outside the accepted perimeters.


I really enjoyed the unique circumstances of Elli’s birth and her beyond-the-common parents.  Since my own preference is for older gentlemen and always has been, I felt great empathy for her choice in day-dream fodder.  I was very happy for her when she realized dream attraction was reciprocated.  Noah is the stuff of any healthy girl’s dreams, gorgeous, intelligent, and kind.  Little does Elli know, but he’s known what she is to him for a very long time (in the manner of Jake and Renesmee).


The circumstances of Elli’s birth are science fiction, but believable.  Add in a dash of paranormal miasma and the real adventure begins.  Let me tell you, it was an edge of my seat, hit the ground running adventure! 


This is the first book I have read from Genevieve Scholl.  I’m looking forward to reading more!


Also from Genevieve Scholl:

  • Novel Desire
  • Until Death Do I Part
  • Troubled Souls
  • Switched at the Broomstick (2 parts)
  • Showering with a Ghost
  • Fairan
  • His Brother’s Widow
  • Parker’s Proceedings

Naughty North Pole Series:

  1. Love Claus
  2. Hired for Christmas
  3. Father Christmas




FAMILY TIES by Kayla Lords

Series:  Sir & Babygirl #3
Author:  Kayla Lords
Publish Date:   10.20.15
Publisher:  Kayla Lords
Category /Genre:  Erotic Romance
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content
Grammar/editing:  A – near perfect
Received from:  Kayla Lords (in exchange for an honest review)
Goodreads link: Family Ties
Date completed: 10.01.15

Description from the publisher:

Johnathan is ready to take his relationship with Katie to a whole new level. His kids are away at college, and his sister has moved out. After months together, discovering their love and a D/s relationship as Sir and Babygirl that works for them, it’s time to meet the extended family.

Will Babygirl be able to move past her own anxieties? Can they survive the expectations of their families? And what happens to Sir and Babygirl next? Find out in the third set of adventures between a loving Dominant man and his willing and eager Babygirl.

Family Ties contain scenes of consensual acts of BDSM and explicit kinky sex.


This is the third book in the Sir & Babygirl series.  They do need to be read in order.

I love the episodic glimpses into the lives of this D/s couple, Johnathan and Katie.  This time it’s all about meeting the folks – his and hers – and dealing with his Babygirl’s overwhelming anxiety about meeting new people.  When the new people means meeting his parents, the stress is almost more than she can take.  Of course, that’s when Sir reminds her that is part of what your Dom does; he’ll be your glue when you think you are falling apart.  Then there is the big surprise.  I highly recommend reading this book and this series.  I love Sir & Babygirl!

I’m looking forward to where Ms. Lord’s kinkly little mind will take us next!

The Sir & Babygirl series:
  1. The Adventures of Sir & Babygirl
  2. Bound by Love
  3. Family Ties
Also from Kayla Lords:
  • Kinky Love Notes:  Erotic Poetry for Dominants and Submissives
  • The Visitor
  • The Big Game
  • Madame Gretchen



BOUND BY LOVE by Kayla Lords


Series:  The Adventures of Sir and Baby Girl #2

Author:  Kayla Lords

Publish Date:   10.11.14

Publisher:  Kayla Lords

Category /Genre:  Erotica, Contemporary Romance

Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content

Grammar/editing:  A – near perfect

Received from:  Kayla Lords (in exchange for an honest review)

Goodreads link: Bound by Love

Date completed: 10.09.14


Description from the publisher:

In the second set of adventures, Sir and Babygirl's relationship, built on a mutual love of kink and a need for the dominance and submission lifestyle, must move forward or stagnate. Can Babygirl set aside her fears of heartbreak? Will Sir convince his sweet submissive that he loves her completely?  And just how many erotic adventures can these two get into as they navigate their growing relationship?


Find out in the sequel to The Adventures of Sir and Babygirl. This time, Sir and Babygirl are Bound by Love.


This is the second book of short stories in The Adventures of Sir and Babygirl series.  They do need to be read in order.

In the previous book, we met Jonathan (Southern Daddy) and Katie (Babygirl).  Through several short stories, we learned how they met and became a couple.  In Bound by Love, we have more short stories highlighting their decisions to commit to one another and how they balance their relationship with each other along with their familial relationships.  Can Katie, made timid by previous hurts, admit and embrace the love being offered?


I could not put this book down.  At one point, I was on the treadmill reading as I walked.  I walked 25% more than usual because I was lost in the lusty, loving, emotional stories in this book.  I follow Ms. Lords’ blog, so it was extra fun for me to recognize stories, educational posts, and conversations that were submitted there.  I especially liked that in these stories Ms. Lords provides us with BDSM stories that are not all about the time spent with ropes and whips, but also brings to light that not everything goes right, these are real relationships with misunderstandings, mistakes, and outside stressors, but most of all there is love, honesty, and communication.


If you’ll go back, you’ll see that I gave the first book in this series four crowns.  I see definite growth and refinement in this edition and I pray that she continues to provide us with stories from Sir and Babygirl…. and more.   Kayla has found her groove and we are blessed to have her share their life and her imaginations with us!  Thank you, Kayla!!


The Sir & Babygirl series:

  1. The Adventures of Sir and Babygirl
  2. Bound by Love

Also from Kayla Lords:

  • The Visitor
  • The Big Game


“I hate you!” Footsteps stomped up the stairs, followed by the creak of bedsprings and the plaintive wail of abject misery, the kind of misery only felt by four-year olds in the midst of a tantrum.


“Well, that's unfortunate. I still love you.” Katie knew Olivia's behavior was just a phase, but it was one phase she could live without.


Rubbing the back of her neck, Katie sighed heavily, her own feelings of misery surfacing now that she was alone in a living room that could only be described as “wrecked.” Sir was due to arrive any minute and her home looked as if a hurricane had hit. Yeah, Hurricane Olivia, category four.


Was she foolish for thinking she could spend the summer telecommuting for work? Had she been too optimistic about the supposed freedom a new schedule would mean for them both? Was this worth the money she was saving on daycare? Would she be able to establish a routine at all? Was she just crazy?


Thoughts swirled through her mind, punctuated with self-recriminations for her own foolishness. She looked around the living room, ready to concede defeat in the face of My Little Ponies, Barbies, and pink Legos. Why did I let my mother buy Legos?


Turning towards the kitchen, Katie felt like anything but her Sir's Babygirl. She needed to be Babygirl in a way she couldn't fully describe, needed to be vulnerable, safe, protected, and fully dominated by her Sir. Katie sighed to herself. First, though, she needed to start dinner since she'd promised him a home-cooked meal.


She looked at the kitchen in dismay. In the battle with Olivia, she'd forgotten the mountain of dishes, the clogged sink, and the roast that should have gone into the oven an hour ago.


“God damn it!” Katie buried her face in her hands, determined not to cry or scream. She could still hear Olivia's sobbing, softer now.


The doorbell rang. Sir! Katie felt a mixture of relief and stress.


“I'm so glad you're here. But I'm so sorry too. The place is a mess. Olivia's had one tantrum after the other this after – no nap, which is all my fault – and I don't even have dinner started. I know you expected some-.”


Sir placed one finger over Katie's lips, silencing her. “Can I get in the front door, please, Babygirl?”


Katie nodded. At the sound of Sir's voice, she felt a sense of peace fill her. One wish had been granted at least. She was his Babygirl from the first word. He smiled as a look of calm washed over her face. Sir replaced his finger with his mouth, kissing her softly.


Babygirl looked into his eyes, leaning in for more. Chuckling to himself, Sir wrapped his arms around her, pulling her close, and devoured her mouth with his. Her lips parted, her tongue meeting his. He lapped at her tongue. Sharp teeth teased her lips. She responded with her entire body, wrapping her arms around his neck, standing on tip-toe, as if she would crawl inside of him if she could.


Sir pulled away, smiling at Babygirl's swollen lips. He gazed into her eyes, taking in the distant look that replaced the stressed one that greeted him moments before. Taking her hand, he led her into the living room.


Sir whistled between his teeth. “Damn. I didn't realize one little girl could do so much damage.”

With a slightly calmer tone than before, Babygirl recounted the afternoon's adventures. As she spoke, tension filled her voice again. Sir snaked his hands over the back of her head, into her hair, and pulled. Her voice trailed off into a whimper.


“Shhhhh, sweet girl. Sir is here now. We'll deal with this together, ok?” She nodded, squirming and fidgeting. “Is something wrong, Babygirl?”


She blushed a deep red. “You make me squirmy, Sir, when you do that.”


“Do what, Babygirl?” He didn't hide the amusement from his voice. “This?” He gripped her hair tighter and pulled her head back until she was looking into his eyes. She nodded, whimpering again.


“You like that, huh? I'll have to remember that for later.” Sir released his grip on her hair. “Now, let's deal with the situation at hand, shall we? Can Olivia come downstairs?”


Babygirl sighed. “I can't leave her up there all night, I guess. Although finding some gypsies to sell her to isn't the worst idea ever, either.” Sir tipped his head back as he laughed, long and loud.


Author Bio:
I discovered my love of writing at age seven and my sexual fantasies by age 13. It took a divorce and re-entry into the dating world to find my sexual power and voice. I am a sexual submissive in the BDSM lifestyle which is not as extreme and terrifying as it may first appear from the outside looking in.


I write BDSM-themed erotica with a focus on dominance and submission (D/s). I not only want to turn my readers on, but I want them to realize that D/s is more than just a kink and isn't scary or degrading.


A blogger, tweeter, and talker, I love interacting with my readers as much as possible!


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Originally posted 10.12.2014 on my previous website closed that site because I promoted authors and their books




Author:  Kayla Lords

Publish Date:   01.01.14

Publisher:  Scott Hildreth

Category /Genre:  Romance, Erotica, BDSM

Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content / adult themes

Grammar/editing:  B – a few small errors

Received from:  Kayla Lords (in exchange for an honest review)

Tour by:  Book Enthusiast Promotions

Date completed: 01.12.14


Description from the publisher:

Katie, a blogger recovering from a broken heart, has sworn off relationships, even though she misses being the babygirl to a strong Dominant man. Afraid to make another connection, she hides behind her blog.


Johnathan knows he’s no Dominant without a submissive. A few conversations with Katie, and he thinks he may have found the woman he needs and craves.


Will Katie and Johnathan find what they need in each other? Can they become Sir and Babygirl?

Join them as they embark on an adventure of the heart, mind, body, and soul with big doses of kinky, BDSM-filled sexual escapades along the way.



Now that Olivia was settled safely in bed and the kitchen cleaned, thanks to Johnathan’s help, Katie wondered what could possibly happen next in this crazy day. She felt Johnathan’s hands in her hair and closed her eyes. Purring like a cat, Katie melted into his arms.


Johnathan smiled as he felt the tension drain away from Katie. Winding his fingers through her hair, he gripped the strands tight and pulled hard. Katie’s eyes flew open as she whimpered and squirmed. Holding firm, Johnathan leaned forward and kissed her lips softly.  Katie’s mouth opened slightly, her tongue darting out to taste his lips.


Johnathan growled as he felt Katie’s soft, pink tongue on his skin. He opened his mouth, deepening their kiss, wanting to consume her completely. His tongue lapped against Katie’s. His teeth nibbled her lips, sinking in. He loved hearing her moans of pleasure and pain. Finally, Johnathan pulled away, releasing her mouth, his hand still holding her hair.


“Look at me, Katie-girl,” ordered Johnathan. “Look at me, and hear my words.” When he was sure he had her complete attention, he continued. “I care for you more than I thought possible. I want you to be a part of my life. I want Olivia to be a part of my life. You make me happier than I’ve been in a long time. You are an amazing woman and mother.”


Katie’s eyes filled with tears. She tried to look away but Johnathan stopped her with a firm pull on her hair.


“Look at me, girl!” Johnathan’s voice took on a feral tone. “I want you as a woman and as a submissive. I will not deny my nature much longer. I also won’t force you to accept something you don’t want. But I think you want this as much as I do. If you do, tell me. We’ll go slow, but just fucking tell me.”

Johnathan pulled Katie close again, molding her body to his, releasing her hair and wrapping his arms around her body. He nuzzled her neck, breathing in her scent. He loved the smell of her hair – rosemary and mint. The smell of her skin, a warm, earthy scent, made him rock hard. Katie slowly wound her arms around Johnathan, pulling him close. She trembled in his arms.


Katie is afraid to embark on a new relationship, but agrees to become virtual pen-pals with “SouthernDaddy,” a regular responder to her blog posts.  Southern Daddy, Johnathan, has found “LittleKGirl” through her blog.  After reading two years of posts, Johnathan knows Katie, maybe even better than she knows herself and longs to make her his own Baby Girl.  Can He break down the walls that Katie has built around her little heart?


I loved how Ms. Lords took the time to develop Katie and Jonathan as characters, each on their own, before bringing them together physically.  My only frustration is just that, my own frustration (wink).  This is a short story, but a nice introduction to Sir and Baby Girl.  I hope there will be more adventures coming from this dynamic couple.


Note added the next morning:  One last thing, to Ms. Lords, I am blaming you for the sub-drop I experienced last night (alone).  I think that says a lot about your story writing!


Also from Kayla Lords:

  • The Visitor
  • The Big Game


Meet the Author:

I discovered my love of writing at age seven and my sexual fantasies long before I reached adulthood. Now instead of experiencing sexual daydreams, I write them down and publish them for others to enjoy.


I write BDSM-themed erotica with a focus on dominance and submission (D/s). I not only want to turn my readers on, but I want them to realize that D/s is more than just a kink and isn't scary or degrading.


An avid blogger, tweeter, and talker, I love interacting with my readers as much as possible!






 Thank you Book Enthusiast Promotions

Originally posted 01.13.2014 on my previous website closed that site because I promoted authors and their books