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The Black Raven, White Dove by Elle Marlow

blackravenABOUT THE BOOK

The Black Raven, White Dove is a
Christian Inspirational Action Adventure Romance By
International Amazon Best-Selling Author Elle Marlow

“Welcome aboard the Raven, Miss Paloma.”

The Blurb  

Known as the Ice Pirate, Stefan Ice captains the Raven. A wicked ship filled with treasures and haunting secrets. What’s missing from the Raven’s coffers is revenge, what’s missing from Stefan’s life is love.

Bianca is the jewel in her father’s crown. When she is captured and bound on the Raven, she becomes an unwilling pawn in a feud between her father and the dark pirate. With every rock of the ship, Stefan steals her heart and unravels their tangled and tragic past.

Bianca will need to rely on her faith and her heart to find God’s purpose for her life. Is with the legendary pirate?  


Author speaks candidly about the book.

The idea for Black Raven, White Dove was introduced to me by Captain Ice. His image came to mind, and even though he showed himself as a pirate, I could only see the goodness within.  A good man living a hard life deserves a love so powerful and pure, that the only woman for him would have to be a lovely girl he met as a child.  Bianca Paloma, aka, White Dove is only fragile on the outside.  Inside, she is a strong, capable woman who finds her greatest strength through her faith.  They make an unlikely pair as they navigate the Atlantic on the ship that is home to a slew of old sea dogs.  This book has some humor, some sadness, but it is really about finding one’s own worthiness and having a little faith that you are where you need to be.   

This is my first Inspy romance.  I fell in love with the genre.  There will be more. Perhaps another pirate tale aboard the Raven?  We’ll see.

Where to find Elle Marlow’s titles.  


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Interview: Torrance Sené

Author Book Review (4).pngMUAHAHAHA!  I mean, welcome once again to my secret lair blog.  Today, I’m happy to say I captured got another author here with me.  Everyone, say hi to Torrance Sené.  Torrance, your turn or you gets the hose again.

Hi! I’m Torrance and I’m a tea addict. Alongside my leaf water affliction, I’m also an erotic romance author. I sex people up and cause them mucho angst, huzzah! Sometimes I throw in werewolves. Being a god is fun.

Oh, nice way to put it. We are, indeed, gods.  Though, I’m a little bit more Loki than Thor.  I better be careful…  Speaking of Loki and Thor: Comics!!!  Tell me what comics I should be reading.

You are actually already reading my favourite comic of the moment: The Wicked + The Divine. I’m terribly behind in it, mainly due to a twist that broke my heart and I haven’t been able to pick it back up. Character deaths, man. They are brutal. But I am just so in love with the blending of world mythology and the art! McKelvie is wonderful! Wilson’s colouring is stellar! (And I have a massive crush on Luci.) Since you are already reading that one, though, I’ll recommend Loki: Agent of Asgard to you! And Young Avengers! Phonogram is also fab!

The covers of PHONOGRAM are super eye catching and always tempting. I have been leaning towards picking that one up. And that Loki title is on my radar too!  You raise the temptingness!  You are a villain!  And that’s supposed to be my job!  Villain, I say!  So tell me your favorite villains, oh evil one.

My favourite villain is a tie between Dark Phoenix and Loki. Phoenix for sheer incomparable badassery and Loki for the fact he’s a fun little shit (and Thor verse is my favourite in Marvel). As I came into the comic world via movies (and telly when I was little, but DC didn’t stick to me like Marvel does. Sorry, Bruce!), it was Famke Jensen (yes, I know, shit adaptation) and Tom Hiddleston from the Marvel films who pulled me in. That being said, I am going back and getting into the comics when I can.

As a noob myself,  I think that it is great that so many people are learning of the awesome because of all the different ways these comics are now out there (television, movies, Netflix, and so on).  And Loki… Can’t blame you there.  Nope.  Not at all.  I mean, Loki.  Loki.  Loki…

Huh?  Wha- Eek! Drool.  Sorry.

All right!  I have all the pieces hooked up.  So, what superpower would you like?

Hmm, I’d want the ability to teleport. Think of the savings! I could even visit you!

Oh, that would be so fun.  We could drink tea together and read comics, while looking at the snow.  But there’s always a downside.

Downside? I imagine I’d have to pack lighter than I do now. Oh, dear.

I suck at packing light too.  Then again, you could just go back and forth a lot.  Any other choices?

Other than that, being able to bend reality like Scarlet Witch would be badass.

You know with the right medication…  Reality usually does need some bending, that naughty stuff.  Speaking of naughty, your work!  What are you here to promote?

Today I’m promoting the fact I finally got off my lazy ass and made a newsletter! Sign up for news, updates, sales, giveaways, and exclusive freebies, y’all, if erotic romance is your thing! (I’ll have some legit new releases soon. I promise.) Visit my site to signup!

Okay, it’s time to unbolt the shackles and let Torrance go.
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Review: A Heartless Design by Elizabeth Cole

Author Book Review (2).pngGuess what! I read things other than comics. I read books too! This week, I’ll be talking about a historical romance I read. Wait! Where are you going? Come on. Hear me out!

Blurb (from goodreads)
An enigmatic woman, a determined spy, and a love that could shake the foundations of Europe…

“Heartless” Cordelia Bering refuses every marriage offer she receives. Yet men still try to win her, drawn by her sharp wit and intoxicating green eyes. But Cordelia knows a marriage could reveal her deepest secret and truly endanger her life. Besides, she hasn’t met a man worth considering, until…

Sebastien Thorne, a spy in the service of Crown. One of the elite agents in the group known as the Zodiac, he comes to London determined to solve a mystery with roots on the Continent. He won’t let anything distract him. But is Cordelia a distraction, or the key to the mystery? As he learns more about the “heartless” woman, he becomes embroiled in secrets, plots, and a design that could change the future…and Cordelia is at the center of it all.

Why I Picked It Up
I have a problem. I see an ebook for free and I snatch it up. It could be “how to sauté spleens” and I’d get it. I really need to stop doing that.

Characters 5_1

As far as character go, Cordelia and Sebastien were solid. They were true to themselves, for the most part. See, both were rather secretive in nature for many, many reasons. (Though Cordelia wins for sheer number of them.) When the moment came for the big secrets to drop… It could have been more dramatic. I felt, while the moment had to come for them to grow and share with each other, it lacked an epic feel. I’m glad it wasn’t problematic and volatile, though. I would have found that a bigger issue.

There is a large supporting cast. Some of which end up in later installments of this series. The villains were bad not just in reputation, but showed it. Though, the fact they threatened imposed lust was a little tiresome. Overall, they were all well and appropriately presented and interesting.

This series lost one star simply because I didn’t have a favorite character. While not hating anyone is a good start, not loving even a supporting player makes me frown. I wasn’t so much cheering for the couple as I was waiting for the person that would grab my fangirl heart.

Setting 6

This story was set during the Napoleonic War. Empire waists. Balls. The ton. My laymen eye saw nothing wrong and only right.  (I’m a sucker for this era.)

Plot 5_1

As a romance, it makes sense that they put that plot’s needs first. That was well done with a good build, but could have used a bit more drama (especially with secret reveals and family members). I feel there were miss opportunities in that sense. As a book about a spy, I felt the romance plot took over and made him think stupidly and the wrong direction more than once (for sake of their relationship). I wish they could have coexisted a little better.

Intangible WebRating

It took me a while to get into this book. I’d say at around the 35% mark was when I had a hard time putting it down. (Only life and sheer willpower kept me from neglecting duties from 35%-54%, after that even life/willpower failed me.) It took me a lot of time to get to that initial can’t-put-it-down point, which is disappointing. Additionally, though well-written I won’t be continuing on in this series. I’m not sold on the next (or any of the later) people involved.

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Are your favorite characters usually the mains or in the supporting cast?
Is there an era you’re a sucker for?
What usually sells you on the next book in a series?


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Seductive: Erotic Tales of Incubi by Cassie Donoghue and Verity James

Releasing October 27, 2015!
Seductive: Erotic Tales of Incubi
Cassie Donoghue and Verity James


In their first published anthology (just in time for Halloween!), The Dirty Dames bring you two dark tales of possession and the women who succumb to the power of a demon lover.

In Cassie Donoghue’s “Hotter Than Hell,” college senior Tayla is overwhelmed with dreams of a dominating, otherworldly lover. Once he finally convinces her to summon him from beyond the earthly realm, Tayla becomes subservient to his every desire.

Verity James’s “The Devil You Know” is the story of Jack, a paranormal expert and exorcist, who is bitten by the subject of his latest job: an incubus. In a desperate attempt to contain the demon until the infectious period ends, he goes to the one woman he knows likes it a little rough. Can she handle the demon lust burning him up from the inside or will its ferocity overtake them both?

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Elle Marlow’s PROTECTING THE COWBOY’S BABY has made the top 55 of Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest!

 Now guy’s she needs your help.
We have until October 14th to get as many votes possible on the pitch portion only.
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Make her day! Give her a vote!

Let’s vote for Elle!



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