THE AMERICANS: Season 3, Episode 6

Every week I sit and watch it thinking, this show is moving kinda’ slow, not much is really happening and then I hit the 45 minute commercial break part and realize I’ve not exhaled since it started and my notes are jibberish because I can’t seem to look away...

START ME UP (Hearts & Crafts #1) By Nicole Michaels

Sometimes a book checks off all of your boxes and just hits the spot. START ME UP did that for me. This is a sweet contemporary romance that revolves around a single mom, her blog and a sexy, younger man. Oh START ME UP, you had me at hello!

THE AMERICANS: Season 3, Episode 5

Scandal is here with her weekly recap of THE AMERICANS. This week, it seems spy life is finally catching up with Philip. "As much as I love how strong Elizabeth is, I think Philip and his seemingly insurmountable struggles, is my favorite character. That poor man breaks my heart."

VANILLA by Megan Hart

Nothing says good times like a woman who likes to be on top! Elise is a domme in the bedroom but not your expected whips and chains kind. After the heartbreaking demise of her one year relationship to the mysterious George (not his real name) four years ago, Elise strives to control the sexual aspects of her life. With the walls and boundaries firmly in place, Elise won’t let love happen again.

SCANDAL, Season 4, Episode13

And the winner of the Olivia Pope auction is…Iran. All sorts of people who care about Liv go to their dark place when this goes down, but at the drop-off Liv saves herself. Of course she can speak Farsi. I’ve taken to referring to her captors as Dumb & Dumber because these dudes are way out of their depth with this stunt. Back to the dark net so the bidding can resume...
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THE MASTER (The Game Maker #2) by Kresley Cole

Kresley Cole is an insta-purchase for me, her Immortals After Dark series is my go-to recommendation when someone wants to read paranormal. Her step into contemporary romance with The Game Maker series is shaping up to be exceptional. I loved the first book, The Professional, but it is safe to say, Cole outdid herself with THE MASTER...

THE FIRST WIFE by Erica Spindler

THE FIRST WIFE is an expertly crafted mystery that pulled me in from the first page and kept me guessing until the very end. The sex is fade-to-black but the relationship building is laid bare...

THE AMERICANS: Season 3, Ep 3

This show just keeps getting better and better. Not in an “in your face” way but in a subtle, can’t look away kinda way...

SCANDAL: Season 4, Episode 11

This crazy train kicks off with Fitz realizing that the whole Liv kidnapping fiasco has been an inside job all along...

THE AMERICANS: Season 3, Episode 2

So, how does one handle the problem of a naked, dead spy? Well, if you’re Phillip, you call your wife, she brings a big suitcase and the two of you systematically, without words or direction, bend, break and contort the dead body until she fits snuggly in said suitcase. It was awesome...

GIVE IT ALL (Desert Dogs #2) by Cara McKenna

When we left the dusty town of Fortuity at the end of Lay It Down, Vince and Kim somewhat saved the day and found true love along the way. The Desert Dogs got the band back together to help protect their hometown from the evil corporate raiders that are buying up their lands for casinos. As we all know, casinos have a nasty rep when it comes to illegal activity, and it all begins before the building are even constructed. People are being murders, bribes are lining pockets and threats are ruining the lives of innocent people. Vince, Miah, Casey, Raina and the unlikely, stiff suited Duncan, are here to right the wrongs…by any means necessary.

SCANDAL, Season 4, Episode 10

The mid season return of SCANDAL shot out of the gate at lightning speed. I’m talking jaw-dropping, whiplash, what the heck is going on, I can’t keep up holy cow I’m exhausted before the first commercial break action. When the show opened, all I could think was, is Olivia Pope dreaming? Is this some sort of homage to Bobby Ewing? (Did I just date myself with that question? Dallas? Dream season?) After a few moments I realized this was not a dream, this was indeed a nightmare for Olivia. Let’s start at the top and try to figure this out together. Olivia is dancing around in her “I am woman hear me roar” groove, demanding to not talk or think about her father. For once in her life, Liv it choosing Liv…not Jake, not… Continue

THE AMERICANS, Season 3, Episode 1

The Americans is one of those shows that’s been on my radar since it started two seasons ago. When I was asked to recap it, I was more than excited for a reason to binge-watch so I could catch up. Thank you Romance@Random for giving me this new obsession! To kick off season three, The Americans dives right in with a healthy dose of tension between Elizabeth and Phillip.

Five Weeks of Fifty: First Impressions of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

One month from today, the movie we have all been waiting for hits theaters! In anticipation, we will countdown with Five weeks of Fifty, celebrating the phenomenon that is FIFTY SHADES OF GREY with weekly posts about how our love affair with the book began, what we’re most excited about with the movie, thoughts from writers on how it affected their careers, and more.

Talking with Ella Frank

Ella Frank is the author of nine self published books that run the full gamut of romance genres. I’ve read everything Ella’s written and I’ve never been disappointed. In fact, I’m usually rendered speechless. Her latest release TEMPERANCE (The Arcanian Chronicles #1) is a step into the world of fantasy and paranormal. The world building in this tale is extraordinary and you’ll feel instantly engulfed in the twists of the plot as they surround you. The ever-busy Ella was able to juggle her schedule of book releases and a very recent family move to take some time and sit down for a little interview with us.


Fifteen books ago, Kerrelyn Sparks had me at hello with this series. Any author that kicks off a series with an ancient vampire breaking off a fang biting into a blow up sex doll, only to fall in love with a dentist who faints at the sight of blood, is an author I need to read and possibly become best friends with! CROUCHING TIGER, FORBIDDEN VAMPIRE ties up this wonderful series with the correct amount of emotion and humor we’ve grown to love and expect from Kerrelyn Sparks.

Talking with Tessa Bailey

Scandal of Scandalicious Book Reviews ( talks to New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey about her Crossing the Line series,, the role New York City plays in her books, writing rituals, and more.

Top of the TBR: Most Anticipated in 2015

New Year’s brings a lot of things: Time with family. Hangovers. Resolutions. For book lovers, a new year means a fresh TBR. Today, our bloggers share the books they are putting on the top of their lists.

Holiday Romances Across the Genre

‘Tis the season for some fun holiday reading. I scoured the new release shelves for some ideas to get you in the yuletide spirit. I tried to find a little from all of the genres, contemporary, paranormal, chick lit and erotica – it’s a tough job sourcing out these gems for you, but I’m glad I took the challenge!
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PLAY ME series by Tracy Wolff

"This series is actually a group of serial novellas (an e-serial) that I can promise you right now, will melt your panties. There’s a reason why the titles are words like, Wild, Hot, Hard, Real and Right. Let me break this down for you without giving too much away. (And all novellas are available now.)"

THE KING (The Original Sinners #6) by Tiffany Reisz

Cunning. Sex. Pure nerve. Only this potent threesome can raise him to his rightful place as ruler of Manhattan's kink kingdom. Bouncing from bed to bed on the Upper East Side—handsomely paid in both bills and blackmail fodder—Kingsley Edge is brilliant, beautiful and utterly debauched. No carnal act or chemical compound can relieve his self-destructive apathy—only Søren, the one person he loves without limit or regret.

MINE TO TAKE (Nine Circles #1) Jackie Ashenden

First in a brand new series by Jackie Ashenden featuring the members of the Nine Circles Club—friends bound together by power, secrets, need…and the love they will find and stop at nothing to keep.


The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior is a light hearted romp through 1840s London, with all of its class wars, whispered gossip, cravat wearing, observatory building, governess having grandeur. I’m a big fan of funny, especially rapier-like wit from a heroine who is worth more than her weight in gold. Lily Russell is a force to be reckoned with and the rakish Duke of Rutherford, Marcus, doesn’t quiet know what’s hit him…but he certainly wants to figure her out and he plans on taking more than two minutes to do it.

PUSHING THE LIMIT (Alpha Ops #3) By Emmy Curtis

I love a well researched, smart book. Emmy Curtis clearly has her research well in hand for this series. She takes us on military missions filled with so much detail, you can almost feel the sandy grit in your eyes as you read. The third book in her Alpha Ops series hits all of the high notes you need for an engaging military themed romantic suspense.
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Returning to Cold Creek, Ohio is an act of courage for Tess Lockwood. Abducted and held captive as a young girl, she is unable to remember anything about the crime that destroyed her childhood and tore her family apart. Gabe McCord has always blamed himself for what happened to Tess. Now he’s the county sheriff and hopes to shed new light on the cold case, especially given his growing feeling for Tess. Tess isn’t ready to recall what happened to her, but when another child in the town goes missing, she’s certain it’s related to her abduction. Together, Tess and Gabe work to unlock their painful memories to save a child and heal their damaged souls.