My heart is stolen by A Star Pilot’s Heart

Lately I have been diving deeper into the Sci-fi genre of reverse harem. I am one of the admins of an AMAZING facebook group called Reverse Harem Fantasy & Sci-fi Readers & Authors so it only makes sense that I would read more sci-fi. I recently read a book that I really enjoyed and totally out of my reading norm. Let’s get into it ❤

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We have our female main character, Calpurnia, a pilot that is used to being alone. She likes it that way. If she spends her time alone then no one can hurt her. If she doesn’t let anyone close, they can’t break her heart. She has her ship, the Firebrand, and that’s all she needs thank you very much. It’s been 3 years since she found herself involved with someone else. Orion. When he left Calpurnia shut down. No boyfriend, no sister, no family.

I really enjoyed Cali as a character. She is a badass that doesn’t need anyone to make her happy. I found myself really comparing her to Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica a lot. Loneliness has become her companion and she keeps up a tough guard to keep her safe. Her heart’s safety ends when she finds a broken down ship, a ship that contains the love of her life. Orion. After a really bloody battle this man abandoned her, he created this distrustful woman she is today. His reappearance in her life throws her for a loop. Especially when she finds out that Orion’s visit isn’t a coincidence.

Cali has been given a mission for the good of the Uprising. This mission involves her being a commander of a mission to rescue someone. Her team includes: her ex Orion, who desperately wants her back; Polaris, the Mission Control work that she enjoyed teasing with her flirtatious behavior; Hamal, a sweet but sexy doctor that does crazy things to Cali’s insides; Antares, a former member of the Supremacy that she can’t decide whether to trust or not; and Rux, a damn good gunner but generally a complete asshole. Cali is pissed. She wants no part of this mission that is sure to fail with her merry band of assholes. Okay, well they aren’t all assholes. Polaris is adorable but unskilled in battle and Hamal is freaking swoonworthy. But the other guys, she is not a fan.

Cali gets forced into the mission because of circumstances beyond her control but begins plans to ditch the guys as soon as possible. She has to keep the guys off the scent of her true plans and keep them all from killing each other. She does her best to keep them in line and throw the shit right back at them when they try to undermine her. She also has to try to keep her body under control because these guys are hot. H-O-T. Plus when they start training together. Hot and sweaty bodies. Swoon. (Plus obvi Orion is Lee Adama from Battlestar Galactica – yes my obsession is real).

I really loved this book. It’s really suprising that I don’t read more sci-fi books because I obviously have a huge obsession with Battlestar Gallactica. A HUGE OBSESSION. I can’t wait for the next book to come out because I really have fallen for these relationships. There are some really good steamy scenes that I am still swooning over. I would definitely recommend this to my sci-fi lovers because it is such a good book!

Okay dolls, let’s swoon ❤

Finding love in the dark. Illusion of Darkness.

I’m not crying. You’re crying. What?! WHY ARE MY EYES LEAKING?! Ugh. So I finished the last book of the Crystal Clear series by Lana Kole. It was fuggin amazing. & my heart is in pieces. I missed Mori and these guys so freaking much. Kai, Walker, Remi, Levi… Swoon… Let’s get into it ♥️

Please note that this is book three of the Crystal Clear series, if you haven’t read book 1 or 2 there are spoilers ahead.

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We join the guys and Moira. Yeah, you read that right. MOIRA. Not Mori. That asshole Viggo succeeded in putting his dead wife’s soul into our girl Mori, so now we are stuck with this bitch. Okay, well maybe she isn’t a bitch. But still… We need Mori! The guys are obviously devastated and working around the clock to get Mori back. They just need to find a swytch. Moira (not a bitch, but also not Mori) is helping them find a way to get Mori back because she is not down with her crazy ex’s plans. She sees the devastation the guys are experiencing and although she does appreciate her second chance at life she knows that it isn’t fair to Mori. The POVs with the guys is heartbreaking. Literally, my heart is broken.

Meanwhile Mori is still here. She is just not here here. With Moira taking the forefront of her body, Mori is forced into the recesses of her mind. She is stuck in the darkness with no one, left screaming in fear without no one to answer her calls. It’s been months and she isn’t convinced that she was ever really alive. Maybe it was all a cruel dream. Maybe none of the guys were real. How long will she be stuck in this darkness?

Mori’s prison of darkness is only one hurdle they have to jump. We are also dealing with the missing mages and a return of Dick Holder. Even after escaping the darkness of her mind Mori has extreme problems with darkness, anxiety over what she missed, and overall fear of going back to that horrible place. Mori’s time in the dark place meant a lot of time the guys spent with Moira as well as some big changes in BCS.

Don’t worry, the book isn’t all darkness, doom, and gloom. There is also an amazing amount of relationship building. We get to see deeper into the lives of Kai, Walker, Remi, and Levi. There is so much emotion in this book it makes you love the characters so much more than you already did. The love between Mori and her guys is so… ugh. Fucking swoony. I never wanted it to end. Plus the steam. Whew. Shit there is some hot scenes in this book ❤

I am so fucking sad this series is over. I loved this so much and I want more. YOU HERE ME LANA I WANT MORE!! I can’t imagine my life with no more Walker. No more Kai. No more Remi and Levi?! NOOOOOO!!! I just want to sit around and listen to Kai call me baby girl. I wanna watch Walker chop wood. I wanna sit on Levi’s lap while he fucks with computers. I want to lay in bed with Remi all day long. If you haven’t read this series you need to. Like now. It is so freaking amazing. I can’t wait to see what Lana Kole comes out with next ❤

“I love you. Fuck, I love you.”

She let out a short huff, and turned to retrieve her coffee mug, returning and grabbing one of the folding chairs leaning against the siding. Letting it be heard what she was doing, she stomped down the steps, unfolding the chair with a carefully balanced hand full of precious caffeine, and slapped her ass down in that chair. It was only a few moments later that Walker saw what she’d done. “What the hell are you doing?” he frowned at her as he paused with the axe balanced between two fists. “Enjoying the view.” The sun cast a perfect shadow to pronounce the tick in his jaw, and she barely kept herself from smirking. “Go on. Please.”

It’s time to swoon with me dolls ❤

Adell Ryan: Author Spotlight

I have had the opportunity to interview yet ANOTHER amazing author ❤ Adell Ryan’s book Perfect in Her Reverse Genus series was one of my first few books I read in the reverse harem genre. I loved it so much that it became an obsession. I have read this book so many times ❤ Book 2, Broken, and Book 3, Resistant, are even more freaking amazing. Her writing is soooooo good. Let’s get into it ❤

My Reviews

See my review of Perfect here!

See my review of Broken here!

See my review of Resistant here!

The Interview

Tell me more about yourself. Likes, dislikes, quirks, etc.

I’ve always been quite partial to the way Georges Guétary, in the film An American in Paris, describes Leslie Caron’s character as a wonderfully multi-faceted woman: enchanting, beautiful, spiritual, exciting, lusty, sweet, shy, old-fashioned, vivacious and modern, yacky, incessant, wild, fun, moody, and happy — I too am multi-faceted; I’m a little bit of everything rolled into one! Same goes for my lifestyle, hobbies, and talents: In addition to being a writer, I am also a professional photographer, graphic designer, and homeschooling mother of three boys.

That’s Adell in a nutshell. However, Adell Ryan is a hubby/wife pseudonym. I am Adell, and he is Ryan. Ryan acts as a sounding board, beta reader, and schedule manager among other imperative things.  He also plays a vital role in making sure my male characters act manly enough.

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I have written creatively for as long as I can remember. When I was in first grade I won an award for a special character’s story I had shared. This character went on quite the adventure; he dragged himself through a desert, bounced through a giant forest, and rolled around in a plush field of grass. At the end, he found himself quite stuck at the bottom of a lake. Why? Well because he was a golf ball, of course.

I continued to write on-and-off throughout my life but never took it seriously. Then, when I gave birth to my first son, I would write him little poems… I even wrote him a song. The song thing became a tradition, and my next two boys earned their very own as well. These personal songs taught them how to spell their names and always reminded them how much they are loved. I also wrote a short children’s story at one point, but never thought I was much good at it, so it got set aside.

When it came down to writing for real, rather than me seeking out the writing life, the writing life found me. In August of 2017, I was very sick and bedridden for quite some time. Books became my escape and I had a budding love for Paranormal Romance. One of my many book searches during that timeframe led me to Trickery, the first book in the Curse of the Gods series by Jaymin Eve and Jane Washington. I read that book and just completely and utterly swooned over the guy characters, then was like “What is this sorcery, and WHERE DO I FIND MORE?!” I got all grabby handy and desperate. Gimmie, gimme, gimme. Soon, I found myself in a Facebook group called Reverse Harem Readers with thousands of other women (and men) who were also obsessed with the genre. A story idea I had thought about in brief six years prior flourished in my mind yet again… this time with a Reverse Harem twist. From there, the story and the characters practically wrote itself.

How long does it take you to write a book?

From first word to publish, books one and two in my current series, Her Reverse Genus, took eight months to write. As I became more knowledgeable and comfortable in the role as writer, I began to see a increase in my speed. Book three took half the time, at only four months to write, and book four is moving along even faster!

What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?

I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mother of three boys, so I base my writing schedule around those things! My most productive hours are in the middle of the day when the boys are finishing up their schoolwork and utilizing those hours for outdoor play or quiet time! However, my hubby (the Ryan in Adell Ryan) and I have also worked out a plan where I get what we call two “full-focus” days a week. He handles all the domestic stuff, and I focus on my writing career! Each writing day is spent logging as many words as I’m capable of. No min or max!

How hard was it to get your books published?

Publishing for the first time is incredibly intimidating. To be honest, there is a lot to do when publishing each book… but there are even more steps when publishing your first book. Not only are you writing and releasing, you are also getting your name out there for the first time, creating a logo and brand, establishing your business, and so much more. Without a step-by-step manual, I had to figure it out on the fly! Talk about a challenge!

Where do you get the ideas for your books?

My ideas come from a plethora of things: music, environment, experiences, desires, people, places, and so much more.

How much research do you put into your writing?

 A lot. So. Much. Research. When you’re dealing with the topic of DNA and a contemporary, near-future setting, you need to be extra specific with the scientific verbiage and details as well as understanding what advancements in politics, economy, and science may be realistic. I’ve put more hours into research than I have into the actual time spent writing my Her Reverse Genus series! Then I flipped the script and came up with a fantasy world for my next – top secret – work in progress, and a slew of entirely unique research has come with that as well.

Does writing energize or exhaust you?

Energize! All the way! I can wake up and do it from morning until I can’t keep my eyes open any longer at night!

What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?

Most definitely word choices and behaviors! I don’t want them speaking or acting like my female characters.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Read, eat, sleep, hike, travel, photography and design, and spend time with my family… among other things!

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

That I don’t have thick skin. Not yet. People judging my work – and the subsequent negative reviews –  can be incredibly debilitating at times, and that judgment is not something I expected going in.

Do you have any suggestions to help someone become a better writer? If so, what are they?

Go for it! But always try to embrace the hard stuff too; the challenges you’ll face — because you will face them. Find the lesson in every step along the way, and always try to “level up” even if you might think you don’t need to. Also, try your hand at writing apps like 4thewords or MyWritingClub to help with speed and motivation.

See all of Adell Ryan’s work here!

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Are you swooning yet, dolls?

I can’t stop swooning over Apollo

Let’s talk about an AMAZING book. Seriously soooo good. I finished Hotter than Hades earlier this month and thought to myself, there is no way I am going to fall for any of these Gods as hard as I have for Hades. His devotion to Cressy is just. Gahhhhh. Well then I met Apollo and holy fucking shit. Move over Hades, Christian, and Nash because these guys are my new favorites (sorry guys! 💔). Let’s get into the swoons ❤

Please note that this series should be read in order as the 2nd book does contain spoilers.

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Okay so we end the first book, Hotter Than Hades, and Cressy’s bestie Ella who is a ghost has been poofed away by Zeus. Cressy is devastated as expected and we are left wondering what happened to our favorite bestie. Well Zeus brought Ella back in the body of a woman named, wait for it, Cinderella. Snort. Ella only vaguely remembers her previous life but knows that she is definitely not this Cinderella person. As she is recovering from a long term coma and accident her mother puts her in a recovery center. A recovery center run by a couple guardians, Pollux and Achilles. Ella’s favorite activity in this place she is being kept in is to visit the horse stables at night. You know, to listen to Pollux and Achilles have sex… 🔥🔥🔥

Her last escapade in the stables is super hot but she gets caught. Pollux and Achilles don’t know how to react to Ella, their little peeping Tina. They immediately feel an unexplainable connection with her but don’t act on their feelings. The next morning Apollo and Castor arrive. Apollo, the sun God, and Castor, another guardian as well as Pollux’s twin brother, have come to meet Cindy or Ella as we know her. Apollo promised to marry Cinderella after her father passed and he feels it is time to live up to his obligations. He doesn’t expect their meeting to carry so much heat though or that her connection with he and his guardians would be so immediate. A quick call to Zeus confirms that Ella is indeed his fated, his wife.

I seriously love the relationship that develops between Ella and her men. Castor, Pollux, Achilles, and Apollo are so fucking swoony. The dynamic between the characters is amazing and the steam is off the charts. I seriously think this is one of my favorite Serena Akeroyd books. It’s that good. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Serena Akeroyd is a fucking word wizard and she once again doesn’t disappoint. You need to grab this book ASAP, you definitely won’t regret it. Now to just wait until the next God and guardians I can swoon over ❤

Come on, it’s time to swoon with me dolls ❤

Hey Arizona Tape, I want more of these gamers!

As you may know I am a gamer. I used to liken myself to a closet nerd but i don’t think I’m in that closet anymore. As I’ve gotten older a decided that i don’t particularly give a fuck what people think of me I have let my freak flag fly. This includes my obsession with Harry Potter, smutty romance books, Battlestar Gallactica, and video games. I spend a lot of time playing video games. Because they are amazing. Especially Skyrim. I am OBSESSED with Skyrim. So when I see this reverse harem book about gamers?! Well you know I had to grab it. Shall we get into it? ❤

This book has gone through some name/cover changes so you may have seen it as “Mary F*cking Christmas” and “Mary Had A Little Harem”. No matter what the title is it’s gold. I am guessing the title changes have something to do with Amazon and their crackdown on everything sexy in terms of advertising. Ugh. I’d love to say fight the power but there is no fighting the ‘Zon. Oh well. This book features Mary who is single and ready to mingle. Kind of. She is on the elevator up to her apartment when this asshole decides to get in with her. Okay, so you are probably like that doesn’t seem like a very asshole thing to do… Well this guy has a giant ass tree. A real Christmas tree. So Mary is naturally annoyed by this stranger and even more pissed off when she realizes he is very attractive. Ugh. Hot nerds. Then when she decides to throw some flirty suggestive comments at him and he doesn’t seem interested? Well now he is back to asshole 1. Square asshole. Okay that doesn’t work, square 1.

So Mary ditches the zero and goes back up to her apartment. Cue her frustration after finding that the mailman has once again but mail in her box that doesn’t belong to her. A quick run to her elderly neighbors house and she’ll be back to her apartment. She was just deciding to shove them under the door when it opens. Who is at the door? Not Mrs. Smithfield. Nope. The asshole/hot nerdy guy. I am immediately swooned by their banter. They immediately meet each other with hostility and disdain and yet the both share an attractive for one another. So what does the stranger’s wonderful grandmother suggest? That Mary goes out with him. Cue my giggling and dying of swoons. Louis jumps on the idea deciding to torture her and Mary unhappily agrees.

Louis shows up to their date in a very interesting outfit. One that immediately sets Mary on edge but she decides to suffer through the date anyway. They find during their date that they have a lot more in common that they thought possible. They both find themselves crushing on the other. Again, their banter is fucking adorable. I just want to listen to them tease and flirt with each other for hours. It’s so fucking cute. It also leads to a second date. Where Mary meets some of Louis’s friends, Sam and Noel. How is it possible for so many hot nerds to hang out with each other? I mean if these are the type of guys you find at these cosplay events I need to sign my ass up. For educational purposes of course. That and I want to dress up like a Nightingale from Skyrim…

Mary soon realizes that these gamers are quite what she thought they were and she might not have to choose between Louis, or Sam, or Noel… or maybe even this Nico character she has yet to meet. Intrigued by these men she becomes entrenched in their lives watching them game and hang out, finding herself falling for all of them. Then when she meets Nico, well that throws another twist into her no longer typical world. (Sidenote: I first read a scene with Mary and Nico in the Between the Sheets anthology and it is HOT HOT HOT).

This book is a standalone (sadly – I WANT MORE!) but it is super amazing. I love all the characters so much and there are some really sexy scenes. The relationship development between the characters is so effing swoony. Mary is sarcastic and hilarious but isn’t as surface level as she appears. I love the interactions between the characters and I absolutely LOVED her interactions with Nico. Sign me up to read more of Arizona Tape’s books because I am sold. Humor, swoons, and steam. What more could I ask for?!

Are you ready to swoon with me dolls?! ❤

Sweet About Me is deliciously sexy

I wish that I had all the time in the world to just read and listen to books. There is just so much stuff that overtakes our lives. Kids, family, work, sports, TV, friends, movies, video games, etc. I want to be able to do all the things but there just isn’t enough time! This hectic lifestyle leaves me little time to read and listen to audiobooks. My work has even gotten to complicated to be able to listen to audiobooks all day as I am constantly interrupted by phone calls. Oh well. Life goes on. When I’m old and retired I’ll spend all my time listening and reading to my smut 😉 Recently though I was able to listen to a really good book. It was a light standalone that I was able to listen to on a leisurely Sunday. Let’s get into it ❤

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Are you drooling over that cover?! I know I am ❤ So this book is about a woman, Saffron, who owns her own bakery, Sugar & Spice. Saffron meets up with her friends one night and is introduced to a very gorgeous man named Cal by one of her close friends Daniel. He seems to be exactly her type but she doesn’t want to step on Daniels toes and risk his friendship with his new co-worker. As Cal becomes more integrated into their group of friend’s Saffron can’t seem to keep her mind off the man. Especially when he starts dropping into her bakery on his own.

Cal’s apparent interest in Saffron has not gone unnoticed by her friend Daniel. Daniel warns Saffron to stay away from Cal under the guise that he doesn’t want her to get hurt. I mean in my world that is the go ahead. Someone tells me not to do something so now I obviously have to do it. Plus Saffron is a grown as woman and can make her own decisions, especially when they come to drop dead sexy men. When things begin heating up between Saffron and Cal he puts things to a stop before they can go any farther. Why? Because he wants to do this right, dinner, flowers, a real date. Talk about freaking swoons. #MarryMeCal

When the night of Cal and Saffron’s date comes she is thrown for a loop. This isn’t a typical date as there is someone at their table. His name is Evan and he is Cal’s brother. What the what?! Well Cal and Evan have a bit of a kink. A kink that I am totally down for. But, will Saffron be down for it? & how will she deal with Daniel and his unhappiness about her relationship with Cal?

This book was super cute and super hot. I loved Laura Greenwood’s writing style and that the Audiobook narrator was british. #Swoon. This book is a standalone in a series. The other books in the series are about other characters so it can be read all on it’s own or you can binge the whole series. Either way you are in for a deliciously sexy treat ❤

Swoon with me dolls ❤

You just can’t resist. Resistant.

So one of my most anticipated books of the year dropped last week. From the moment I saw the cover reveal I couldn’t freaking wait to read this book! I mean who’s shirt is she wearing?! Sadly I wasn’t able to jump right into it as I had some reading obligations to finish before I could get into it but once I did. I was hooked. I seriously love this series. It is so original and the characters are just so swoon-worthy. If you haven’t read book 1, Perfect, or book 2, Broken, stop right here. STOP! Go read those books! They are amazeballs and you won’t be sorry. So are you ready to get into it?! ❤

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We rejoin Thessaly and her guys just after they have escape the horror of last book, Broken (see my review here!). Something has happened to Thess in that lab and only Julian, Jax, and Bram have an idea of what it could be. Tobias, just coming back from being MIA to go break it off with his girlfriend, and Thessaly are both completely out of the loop. Thessaly is recovering from the drug that she was given after she and Julian had been captured, a drug that has caused complete memory loss of the entire situation. She is trying to recover from the unknown as well as acclimate to their new environment. Thess and the guys are now in the underground, below Robbie & Kait’s bar, with the resistance. Hundreds of people are fleeing the government as people with certain scores have gone missing. The resistance has grouped together in several different areas to avoid the government takeover. The underground reminds me so much of the Host by Stephanie Meyer. Plus the characters of Jeb (the Host) and Robbie are seriously soulbrothers. Quirky, intelligent, doomsday prepers that you can’t help but fall in love with. In a platonic way of course.

So life in the underground isn’t what I particularly want. I mean I’m thinking, hey they have escaped the horribleness of Zinna and Roux and are potentially safe right now. It’s time to chill right? A time full of swoons, the characters falling deeper in love, and sex ammirite?! Well I do get that. In spades. But I also get a lot of running around. Thess, the guys, as well as the rest of the members of the resistance have to start training in different areas including combat as well as learning more about what their scores and genus mean to them and their futures. They are under a pretty strict schedule and are unable to leave due to the lockdown. We learn a lot more about the genome testing and what scores mean in terms of mating, coupling up, friendships, etc. It’s truly interesting and you can tell that the author did a crap ton of research. It isn’t so science-y (yes, that’s the technical term) that you get lost but it is definitely not all swoons. There is a lot of depth in this book.

I love all the depth, truly I do. But we all know why I’m here. THE SWOONS! This book brings the swoon, the romance, the love, and some definite STEAM. We got my boy Jax who is the embodiment of freaking sex. He brings in a VERY sexy secret this book. I don’t want to spoil it for you but it had me drooling all the damn time. I’m surprised I don’t have literal bites marks imprinted on my bottom lip from biting it so much. That’s how swooned I was. PLUS she has some amaaaazing times with Bram. Gahhh he is so fucking swoony. I can’t. I just can’t. Then once Tobias comes back and all is forgiven we get to find out some interesting sexual stuff about him. Some stuff that makes me VERY excited for book 4. Gahhhhh it’s all sooooo good! I know there are a lot of Julian lovers out there (I am not one of them surprisingly), he’s okay but the other guys are so freaking hot that I usually let him fall by the wayside. Julian has some definite sexy moments. Moments I even found myself enjoying, but also some moments where I was more irritated with him that I ever was with Tobias after he left the group last book. But overall the love factor for me was fire. So much fire. 5/5 hearts. 5/5 fires. That’s a high assed rating! (ARE YOU ONE-CLICK-BUYING YET?!)

I feel like this series just keeps getting better and better. Just when I think it can’t get any better it does. I finished the book last night and felt such a book hangover. The feeling where you drop your kindle and stare aimlessly into the sky because the book was so fucking good you don’t know how you to move on from that moment. Where you want to immediately start all over because you already miss the characters. Like I miss Jax so fucking much it’s ridiculous. He isn’t real Julia, he isn’t real. Oh well. Wanna hear the BEST part of all this. The book ends with your regular ‘to be continued’ then you get to see when the next book is coming out. Now to just count the days….


“Ah, fuck, Darlin’,” Jax pants between stilted, pained breaths. “Damn I’ve wanted you so bad since the moment I laid eyes on ya.” Abandon exudes from his breathy words, and the sound of his voice combined with the fullness of our joining ultimately becomes my undoing.

Jax and Thessaly – Resistant by Adell Ryan