Everything Bared by Kristine Cayne
Series: Six-Alarm Sexy, Book Two
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Published: July 30th, 2013
Length: Approx. 268 pages
Thanks for joining me on my stop of Kristine Cayne’s blog tour for Everything Bared. Kristine is visiting today to tell us about her top ten favorite erotica books. I’ve also included my review for Everything Bared. Be sure to stick around until the very end for a giveaway.
Top Ten Erotica/Erotic Romances
Hello everyone! It’s a pleasure to be visiting Dana’s blog today. She is one of the friendliest and most generous authors I know. When Dana and I were discussing the topic of the post for this blog, she said, “Hey. Why don’t you come up with a list of your top ten favorite erotica or erotic romances?”
The idea interested me, but I wondered how on earth I could make a list of such a varied set of stories? First off, I must say that while I read a lot of erotic romances, I don’t read a lot of erotica. I need that HEA or HFN! The other issue is that “quality” and “best” are very subjective. Some of the books I’ve selected are not the best edited, but the story grabbed me and didn’t let go. I consider that a winner. My list covers the array of sub-genres that I enjoy—BDSM, gay, ménage, firefighter, military, etc.
1. Special Forces – Aleksandr Voinov
2. Natural Law — Joey W. Hill
3. Dark Edge of Honor – Aleksandr Voinov
4. All Jacked Up — Lorelei James
5. Kallypso Masters – Rescue Me series
6. Brotherhood of Fire – Elizabeth Moore
7. Still – Ann Mayburn
8. Broken — Megan Hart
9. Ménage — Emma Holly
10. Fifty Shades of Grey (Trilogy) – E.L. James
Readers: Are any of my selections in your top ten? What’s your number one favorite erotica or erotic romance?
Thank you so much, Dana, for supporting the Everything Bared blog tour and hosting me today! Best of luck to everyone who enters that giveaway.
Two polar opposites—she’s kinky, he’s uptight—discover they share a taboo desire that may destroy both their futures.
Firefighter Dani Harris has always wanted a family, but doesn’t think it’s possible because of her demanding, high-stakes career. Her sex life is as high-adrenaline as her job, and that’s just one more thing that makes her unsuitable to be a wife and mother. Her secret kink—exhibitionism—has gotten in the way of more than one relationship. Will she ever find a man who not only shares her wild fantasies, but loves her for them?
Burdened with ensuring the success of the struggling family business, William Caldwell IV needs a wife suited for a CEO—one with money and connections, who can manage his busy social life and raise their 2.5 children. He’s got everything all mapped out, but when he meets Dani, a woman who’s every kind of wrong, she taps into desires he’s only half-recognized and long-suppressed. Suddenly his carefully crafted five-year plan feels as confining as a straightjacket.
As Dani and Will’s sexual experimentation escalates, they test the limits of polite society by baring all and risking exposure—an exposure that could cost them their reputations and careers.
My Review of Everything Bared:
I loved this book. I wasn’t sure I would. Before reading Everything Bared, I had trouble picturing a woman firefighter as feminine and romantic. Kristine Cayne did an excellent job of changing my mind. She’s so good with descriptions and character building, within a few pages, I was a huge fan of Dani, the female main character.
I honestly wasn’t sure I’d like William either. He seemed like a stuffy suit guy and I don’t like stuffy suit guys. To be honest, I would much rather read about male fighter fighters. Again, Kristine quickly changed my mind. William was HOT and caring and sweet and everything in between. I loved his attentiveness and was surprised by how tender he could be when it was needed the most. When he let his guard down, his adventurous spirit really shined and made for a great story. He wasn’t at all the self-centered control freak I was expecting when I started the book. Granted William tried to be self-centered, with his 5-year plan and his expectations of what he wanted in a wife…or should I say a trophy wife. As it turns out, sometimes we can’t meet our own expectations…and other times, we simply decide we don’t want to. Often the best plans are the plans that were never make. That’s a true statement when it comes to William.
Both Dani and William had an intense inter-strength that came through loud and clear when it came to their careers and the way they handled their family, but they also had healthy vulnerability that humbled them and made them very likeable. The mixed of character strength and vulnerability was perfectly executed in Everything Bared. As much as I liked the characters in Under His Command, I have to say, I loved Dani and William. They were a great pair and really made this story for me.
Lets talk about sex. I’ve read a lot of books, and 98% of those books have had sex scenes in one form or another. It’s usually business as usual. Nothing to terribly different from the last book I read. Not so with Kristine Cayne’s books. Her stories are different. Kristine Cayne’s erotic romance travels a different and uncharted road when it comes to love and sex, and by different, I mean fantastically different. I felt the same way about Under His Command. It was also something very different. I like that. I like surprises. I like learning something new. I like reading about sex, but especially when it’s a sex scene that isn’t like all the others I’ve read. Kristine delivers all of that and more in her Six-Alarm Sexy Series.
What else can I say? Not much without giving it all away. If you like erotic romance, you need to check out this series!
Kristine is giving away an ecopy of the Six-Alarm Sexy Series, Volume One. This includes book one, Under His Command, and the prequel to Under His Command, Aftershocks. This is an awesome giveaway and you’ll be completely caught up on the series before you start Everything Bared.
About Kristine Cayne:
Award-winning author Kristine Cayne is fascinated by the mysteries of human psychology–twisted secrets, deep-seated beliefs, out-of-control desires. Add in high-stakes scenarios and real-world villains, and you have a story worth writing, and reading.
Kristine’s heroes and heroines are pitted against each other by their radically opposing life experiences. By overcoming their differences and finding common ground, they triumph over their enemies and find true happiness in each other’s arms.
Today she lives in the Pacific Northwest, thriving on the mix of cultures, languages, religions and ideologies. When she’s not writing, she’s people-watching, imagining entire life stories, and inventing all sorts of danger for the unsuspecting heroes and heroines who cross her path.
To learn more about Kristine and her stories, visit her website: www.kristinecayne.com