This is my first ever review on this blog. I think this is something I will try to do whenever possible. This first book is Landslide by NJ Cole. It is an erotic romance and although my post will be rated G, the book is not. The story contains elements that will not be suitable for all audiences (BDSM).

I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I started out not knowing what to expect with this book. It was one I had liked the description of and put in my wishlist and I was definitely happy to be given a chance to read and review it. I must say that I didn't know whether to expect to just like the book or to love it. There are some elements in it that would not jive with my lifestyle but I love reading about so I didn't know where my emotions would lie when I finished it.

I absolutely love, love, love this novel. The story of forbidden love is sweet, hot and believable, which I find isn't always the case in forbidden love stories, and did I mention that it is hot! At first you are thinking that these two characters REALLY SHOULDN'T be together, but about 1/4 of the way into their first major scene together the chemistry just wins you over and you can literally feel them falling for each other.

~~~ Might contain a bit of a spoiler as to general aspects of the story (not specifics) read next part with caution~~~

NJ Cole has a talent for telling a great story with just the right amount of all of the important elements of a good romance/love/erotica story. The initial physical attraction, the aspect of 'is he or isn't he truly falling for her' and vice versa, the stumbles along the way, the realization that the relationship is so much more than expected. It's all in there and it is written and pulled together very well. Add in little twists and turns along the way and you have a great read. The fact that it is one of the hottest stories I've ever read doesn't hurt either. I highly recommend this for anyone who is looking for a great love story filled with eroitc, wonderful 'scenes'. I can't wait to read other books by this talented author.

You can find Landslide here


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In honor of the release of STORMY SEAS today I am giving you all a look at the new covers for VIRGIN VOYAGE and ALASKAN AMBUSH. If you head on over to our facebook event, you will get a sneak peek at the cover for WILD WAVES later today. is the event address /FACEBOOK RELEASE EVENT




Vanessa Mannon - 
22 years old
Long red hair
Green eyes
Just under 6' tall
Starts work as a Drama Teacher after the cruise.
Thinks she is hiding a secret from Thomas.
Super sexy, not afraid to play around with the guys

Thomas Paulson -
23 years old
Blond Hair - growing out a military cut
Blue eyes
6'4" tall
Former Marine injured in combat in Afghanistan.
Walks with a slight limp because of his injuries.
Suffers from  memory lapses and memory rushes (flashbacks).
Is Vanessa's brother Jackson's best friend.
Super sexy, bulked up in the Marine Corps

Vanessa and Thomas were friends, rivals, and neighbors. They clashed at every turn. Vanessa was beautiful and popular and Thomas was gangly with a bad complexion, but from thirteen on he had a huge crush on her. In the romance department she wouldn't give him the time of day. That is until she was seventeen and he was about to leave for Marine Boot Camp. Suddenly the thought of losing Thomas haunts her and she decides to do something special to say goodbye. They meet again on her family's Alaskan cruise. Only this time they are all grown up and neither one wants to play the childish games of the past.



Here it is, the collage I post right before a release.  Each picture is an aspect of the story.  See if you can pick them out when you read it



dyet Dog sledding

Sebadanon Waterpark

garytamin New York City

dmpop Writing

mmagallan man holding knife

brunopp kissing woman in silhouette Man in silhouette by Mattox



            They danced four songs wrapped in each other’s arms before deciding to find a table to rest at. Just as their drinks arrived, Jackson walked up. “Would I be interrupting something if I joined you?” he asked, his voice sounding somewhat melancholy.
           “Sit down little brother.” Abigail invited. “I haven’t seen you in five years and even I know you were just not yourself. What’s going on?”
            “Jackson sighed, “I can’t talk about it yet, but everyone will know soon. And no, I’m not sick or dying or anything bad like that.”
             Abby breathed a sigh of relief. “Well that’s good to know. I hope everything else is okay.”
            "It will be,” her brother answered with a smile. “Now what about you? Why did you lock yourself away from us for five years? We saw you for a half hour at the airport two years ago. You even stopped calling.”
             “Jack don’t,” Sam warned. “She’ll tell you when she can.”
             “It’s okay Sam,” I think I’m ready to try.”
             “Good,” he smiled, taking her hand to offer reassurance.
             “Okay Jack,” she started. “Have you heard of S.A. Mann, the crime thriller author?”
             “Of course I have!” he enthused. “He’s one of my favorite author’s.  I’ve read everything he’s written.”
             Abby chuckled. “Well, he is actually me, and Sam.”
             “Wow. Really?” My big sister is a famous author. How cool is that!”
             Abigail cleared her throat. “Jack when you said you had read everything we’ve written did that include the eBook short stories?”
            "Yeah, of course. I have every story and every book you guys have ever written on my e-reader. Why?”
            “My Personal Horror,” was all she said. It didn’t take her brother long to fill in the blanks. Jack blinked a few times and swallowed hard before he looked up to catch her eye.
             “I’m so sorry Abby. Please tell me some of the story was exaggerated for dramatic effect?”
             “I can’t do that Jack,” she whispered grabbing his shaking hand with hers. That is exactly what happened to me, every last detail.”
             "Oh God. I feel sick," Jackson squeezed her hand and took a few deep breaths. “I’m so sorry for everything I said, for every bad thought I had when you didn’t return my phone calls…”
            “It’s okay Jack. It wasn’t your problem, it was mine. But I’m getting better now.” She sighed. “There is a bit more to the story though.”


           “Jesus Abby, I’m so sorry.”
           “Don’t go there Sam, it’s not your fault.”
           "I know, I just get so angry at that bastard sometimes.”
          “Do you want to see the scars?” she whispered as she started to undress.
          “Right here,” she said turning her head and moving her hair aside.
          Sam swallowed down his anger and turned his attention to the scars that Abby pointed out, raining gentle caressing kisses on every one of them, over her entire body.
          “These are no longer places where you have trauma scars, but places where you've been thoroughly loved,” he whispered as he kissed the last scar behind her other ear. 
          “Samuel West,” she murmured with tears in her eyes. “You are the best thing that has ever happened to me and I love you more with every breath I take.” 
         “I could say the same Abigail,” he smiled, just before he captured her mouth in a kiss.


Here is the book trailer for Stormy Seas.  I hope you enjoy it and get a sense of how great the book is going to be!  Enjoy. And don't forget to leave comments to let me know what you think!  


          “Hey, you okay?” Sam asked, noticing the serious look on her face.
           She smiled ”Yeah, I think things are going to be perfect now.”
          “Mmm, I’m glad,” he said, kissing her. “Now go take a shower, lunch is in an hour and I have some phone calls to make myself.”
           “By the way, don’t change yet,” she called as she shut herself in the bathroom. Sam looked down at the towel wrapped round his hips and smiled.
            Abigail hurried through her shower and came out of the bathroom, wrapped in a towel. She was carrying a brush. “Oh my God! My hair is so knotted from the wind, how are you with a brush?”
            “I’m actually pretty handy, at least according to my cousin Sonja,” he laughed. “Come over here and sit down.”
            “Abby sat on the loveseat next to Sam and handed him the brush. She sighed as he gently started to work the knots out. “I should probably get it cut now that I’m wearing it down.”
            “That might be an idea. You can have a fresh new look.”
            “Or I could just have you brush my hair for me,” she whispered. “This feels so good.”
            Sam swept her hair to the side and kissed her neck. “That’s an idea too” he whispered back.”
           “Sam, could you…” she sighed.
           “What Abby, what do you want me to do?” he asked turning her to face him. “I need to hear the words Bibi, so I know it's without a doubt what you want.”


            Abigail felt warm breath on her neck and fought down the panic that rose in her throat.
           “It’s just me Abby,” Sam whispered, pulling her close. He felt her let out a shaky breath. “I’m sorry I scared you.”
           “It’s okay, I’m just not used to waking up with a naked man breathing down my neck,” she laughed.
           “Well turn around and I’ll breathe down your front,” he offered. “And anything else you might want me to do.”
            She rolled over in his arms and looked into his eyes.
            He kissed her on the tip of her nose. “I could get used to waking up next to you.”
           “I hope you do,” she whispered.
           “So you're okay?” he asked, running his hand along her side and over her hip.
           “I’m better than okay Sam, I feel so alive!” she enthused. “What we did last night was incredible. I won’t regret it for even a moment.
           “I love you Abigail, so much.”
           “I love you too Sam, now kiss me and let's do it all over again.”


        Dressed in only the pair of shorts he'd been sleeping in, Sam sat on his bed reading through a paper copy of chapter twelve while Abigail typed away for over half an hour.
         “You want to help me fix this up now?” she asked. She'd also changed into her shorts and tank top.
         “Sure, let me have it,” he said reaching for the computer.
         “It’s dying, you'll have to come over here by the plug.”
         Sam sat up and pushed himself up off his bed. “I'll be right back,” he groaned, heading into the bathroom. He went in there more to compose himself than to use the facilities because he knew what kind of scene she'd been writing. She always got nervous and bounced her foot when she wrote a sex scene, and the thought of proofing it, sitting all squished up against her on that tiny twin bed, made it hard to breathe. Then he had an idea. “Hey Bibi, get up for a second,” he called from the bathroom.
         “I’m going to push the beds together until bed time. Give us more room to work.” He could stay on his own side and still reach the laptop, and maybe he could make it through the rest of the night.
         Sam leaned back against the wall to the right of the window and Abby was sitting cross legged on her side of the now large bed.
        “Okay, let me read it,” he offered, reaching for the computer again. Abby handed it over and he started to read. She'd seamlessly added ten pages and he was right, it was the hottest sex scene he'd ever read.
        “Wow, Bibi that adds a whole new dimension to the story. It’s perfect. There is only one small thing I would change.”
        “Okay, what?” She asked moving up to the head of the bed to sit next to him.
         His voice actually shook as he pointed out the small change he wanted to make. Having her so close made him want to take her in his arms and replay the scene she’d written. But that would definitely be too much too soon.
         Abby took the laptop and made the changes. “Now, it’s perfect."
         “I agree!” Sam enthused.
         “I was afraid it would be too much,” she whispered. “It borders on erotica.”
         "Yeah but it’s not quite there so it’s perfect for our book.”
         Abigail chuckled and leaned her head on Sam’s shoulder. “Too bad they both die a horrible death two pages into the next chapter.”
         “You are so cruel, killing off a young couple who have just had the best sex of their lives, and to top it off you made me leave dinner the other night because I joked about borrowing your underwear. Such cruelty!"
          Abigail laughed. “I'm so sorry,” she gasped, trying to catch her breath. She turned to look at Sam. “I was such a bitch that night.”
           “You were,” Sam agreed staring into her eyes. “But everyone gets to be once in awhile.”
           “I’m sorry.”
           “It’s okay Abby.” Sam wrapped his arms around her, squeezing just tight enough for her to feel safe and loved. “I won't hold it against you.” He shifted on the bed hoping like hell that she wouldn't move her elbow too much or she would know exactly how his body was reacting to her being so close.
           Her hand moved from her stomach to rest on his thigh and her elbow gently brushed him. He let out a hissing, tortured sigh.
          “Sam,” she pleaded, quickly turning her whole body to face him, settling onto her knees at his side.
          “What is it Abby, are you okay?” he asked reaching out to caress her cheek. Before he could even register what was happening, she kissed him, pushing his body hard against the wall. He hesitated, but only for a moment before he returned the kiss.