Review: Noelle by Night (Dommes by Night #3) by Rachell Nichole

Noelle by NightDisclaimer: I am friends with the author; however, I purchased this ebook for full price.

The final installment of the Dommes by Night series once again flips the script on its head. Nichole heightens the tension on multiple fronts, from the relationship between the main characters, to the hidden secrets, to the drama of the town where the story takes place.

There is an amazing “OH SNAP!” moment right at the beginning of the story, which changes everything about how the reader views the interactions between the hero and heroine. (Luckily, since I am friends with the author, I was able to immediately send her a text that consisted entirely of exclamation points.)

But perhaps my favorite element to this story went beyond the domination/submission tropes that are inherent to this series. Nichole does not hesitate to delve deep into her characters’ relationships with their emotions, proving that real masculinity also means acknowledging vulnerability.

I can honestly say that I might not have tried out this series had it not been for my friendship with the author. But I’m so glad that I did. This might not be your initial flavor of erotica tea or romance in general, but you won’t regret expanding your horizons and checking it out.

Rating: 5 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.

Review: Elle by Night (Dommes by Night #2) by Rachell Nichole

elle by nightDisclaimer: The author is a friend of mine; however, I purchased this ebook for full price.

The premise of this book immediately hooked me. Two dominants sparring with each other, even by telephone? Yes, please. However, Jo and Spencer immediately proved themselves to be amazing and three-dimensional characters. That 3D part is key in a sub-genre not always known for its subtlety. Continue reading

Author Interview with Rachell Nichole

The publishing industry can be a roller coaster, and often, its up to authors to make the most of it. To help Rachell Nichole ride the high of her latest release, I came up with some fun and sexy questions that highlight A Love Affair in Las Vegas.


Love Affair in Las VegasABOUT THE BOOK

Dawn Jansen has only ever wanted one thing: to provide a life for her daughter in New York City, away from the small-town minds of her family and her upbringing. She has fought hard to finally make it to manager at the Hauteman hotel, and one of her first duties is to attend a conference at the Marietta Las Vegas to learn all she can about running the show. But when she arrives in Las Vegas, her plans to learn as much as she can on a professional level, turns into learning far more about herself than her job. She may get a second-chance at this whole love thing after all.

Barnaby “Barney” Garrison has always had one goal in life: to help people. He’s found his calling as manager of the Marietta Times Square, and since his past failed relationship, has focused all of his energy on being the best manager he can be. This year, that means helping to run the Marietta Hotels second annual Hoteliers’ Conference in Vegas. But as soon as he notices Dawn in the crowd, his focus instantly splits, his desires for her swift and fierce. When he realizes the attraction is mutual, he doesn’t waste any time seducing her to his bed. But when he suspects she’s hiding something from him, he worries that maybe he’s just destined to attract two-timing women to his life.

Can what began as a fling in Vegas turn into something more once they’re home in New York? Or does what happen in Vegas truly stay in Vegas?

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Since romance stories depend on the appeal of their main characters, what will readers find most interesting about Dawn and Barnaby?

I think the most interesting thing for readers will be that they’re both so real. When you write romance, you are, of course, writing and selling fantasy, so there’s a certain element of fantasy, or of unattainable perfection in a lot of romance. In my books, I always strive to really make my characters real people, and Dawn and Barnaby are no different. These two have real lives, real histories, and real troubles they’re facing during the book.  Dawn is a single mom after a one-night stand in college, and Barnaby has focused his entire self on work for the past five years rather than on himself or his love life to get over his ex-fiancé.  Continue reading

Review: BREAK THROUGH THE ICE by Rachell Nichole

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BREAK THROUGH THE ICE by Rachell Nichole

Disclaimer: The author is a friend of mine. However, I purchased this ebook for full price.

This was a well-written novella that I found particularly humorous to read as an urban fantasy author myself. There is a certain amount of wish-fulfillment that I couldn’t help but enjoy, considering the author main character is getting pretty much everything she ever dreamed of: a movie deal for her books, a sexy rendezvous with the attractive actor cast to play her main romantic lead, and the surprising knowledge that the attractive actor both loves her books and is equally attracted back! Continue reading

The Real World Returns…

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Can’t beat the view! Photo credit: Husband.

My husband and I are home safe from our amazing vacation. We spent a great 10 days aboard Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas, which sailed out of Baltimore to tool around the Caribbean for a few days. The time was well-spent relaxing and recharging and just spending some quality time together before the husband leaves for 5 months of training in May.

Though I brought my computer along, I wrote a whopping 250 words. But as you can see by the above picture, I was never without a book to read. (After about a week, one guy would shout “The reader!” every time we crossed paths. He was not intoxicated each time, but still found himself to be hilarious.) I tore through the trilogy that a television show I’m enjoying is based on, caught up on stories by a few favorites, introduced myself to a new author, and goaded my husband into reading his Star Trek books faster.

My final reading tally, in no particular order:

Tomorrow, it’s back to the real world–including the first day at my new job! Check back regularly as I post reviews of the books listed above.

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Bare feet and reading make every vacation perfect.

Currently reading: Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper Chronicles #2), by Ilona Andrews (37%)

Review: TO SIR by Rachell Nichole

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TO SIR by Rachell Nichole

Disclaimer: I am friends with the author; however, I purchased this novel at full price.

This was my second official foray into the erotica genre–this time, without the cushion of the paranormal to root me in something familiar! I also normally stay far, far away from novels where the protagonist is also an author. However, a conversation with author Rachell Nichole convinced me to give her book a shot. Continue reading