THE VIRGIN By Tiffany Reisz

"Tiffany Reisz has done it again. If you are not reading this series you are sorely missing out. Yes, there are BDSM elements throughout the series but the story, man, and the stories within the story and the way Reisz weaves everything together flawlessly, simply blows me away with each and every book."

SCANDAL: Season 4, Episode 17

"Put A Ring On It" kicks off with Cyrus’ boy-toy Michael getting busted by the paparazzi steppin’ out on the relationship. Liv steps in to change the conversation and strongly encourages Cyrus to marry Michael. And by marry I mean, Big, Gay, Republican White House wedding hosted by Mellie, no less. Love is love, no?

Book Binge: The Stark Trilogy by J. Kenner

In anticipation of J. Kenner's new Stark trilogy spin-off series, Stark International (launching with SAY MY NAME on April 7), we have a series primer to get you up-to-speed on her bestselling Stark trilogy.

THE AMERICANS: Season 3, Episode 9

The episode kicks off with Elizabeth informing Hans that he may have blown his cover during their last mission together and the Centre is splitting them up. Hans does not take this info lightly and he seeks out Todd, the fella who may or may not have seen his face. Hans intends to eliminate this bump in the road but the kill shot to the face goes awry leaving Hans and Todd in a messy, bloody battle to the death...

Book Binge: Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward

In preparation for the March 31st release of THE SHADOWS (BDB#13) I thought I’d share a little Black Dagger Brotherhood refresher. J.R. Ward created the town of Caldwell, NY in all of it’s extreme normalcy and disconcerting darkness and we’ve never been the same. This series is a go to recommendation when it comes to paranormal romance. The intricate world building that Ward has stayed so true to for so many books, never lets me down. Vampires, Lessers, The Omega…oh my! Sit back and get ready to be taken to BDB school!


"I’m a sucker for a well-written paranormal romance. I’m also a sucker for a well written comedy. Molly Harper checks off both of those boxes with her Half-Moon Hollow series. Molly Harper offers a fun look at the mystifying world of paranormal creatures and how they interact with undead human society."

SCANDAL: Season 4, Episode 16

Did you catch Lena Dunham's guest appearance on SCANDAL last night? We have all the (kinky) details in our own Scandalicious recap.

THE AMERICANS: Season 3, Episode 8

This week’s episode picks up exactly where we left off last week, with Philip, Elizabeth, and Reuben finding a safe house to interrogate Eugene Venter and Todd, his college aged minion. Philip, with is crazy 80s punk rock wig (and is that guyliner I see?) and Reuben take on Venter with a little good cop/bad cop scenario while Elizabeth (with a sassy pixie cut wig) tackles the fortress that is Todd.

SCANDAL: Season 4, Episode 15

We kick things off this week with potential VP Susan. Chosen because she will pose little threat to Mellie’s eventual presidential run, dopey Susan might just be a stronger candidate than anyone realized. The prep process to make Susan A) camera-ready and B) confirmation hearing-ready is brutal and eye opening...

SCANDAL: Season 4, Episode 14

Shonda Rhimes is notorious for pulling stories from the headlines. Last night’s episode, “The Lawn Chair,” was an emotional heart-stopper. It was an almost too soon but definitely necessary Ferguson-esque story. An unarmed black teenaged boy was shot in the street by a white cop on his beat in an impoverished neighborhood just minutes from the White House. The teen’s father, excellently portrayed by veteran actor, Courtney B. Vance shows up on the scene, shot gun in hand, demanding justice for his son. Olivia Pope is there to diffuse the situation for the DC Police Department.

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...
The MAster

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.