High Heat Romance

High Heat Romance

This is a blog with a strong emphasis on romance, high heat romance from around the world. All sub-genres of adult romance will be available. I write contemporary, paranormal and suspense. I have yet to write historical. Once I said never to historical romance, because I love reading them, and I lazy, I don’t want to do the research. But never say, never!

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Black Magic Man
Black Magic Man - Ju Ephraime

In the village of La Souf, Jean Louis is known as “Black Magic Man,” but his feats of magic as a sorcerer are nothing compared to the abilities he keeps hidden from human eyes. Jean Louis is under the tutelage of a Master Magician, and telepathy is only one of his many talents. It’s a talent that leads him to beautiful, sensual Solange Esnard, who instantly triggers all Jean’s primal urges. He recognizes in Lange the spirit of his long-gone love, but convincing her of that will take every bit of skill and talent he has, maybe even his death.

Solange has known about the powers of the Black Magic Man ever since she was a child. She has no reason to believe she would attract the attention of one, especially one as powerful as Jean Louis. She is happily married and loves her husband to death. When she is subjected to the unwelcome attention of Jean Louis, will she be strong enough to pit her will against that of a Black Magic Man? Only love, true cunning, and a bit of luck may possibly prove her successful in this battle for the one she love.

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The Odor of Violet
The Odor of Violet - Ju Ephraime

After losing his sight in a terrible accident, only to learn that the woman he was planning to marry did not love him enough to accept him, Damien Falconer was devastated. Struggling to cope with his disability, he isolated himself from society, allowing no one to get close to him, but his personal assistant, Jake. Upon learning Jake was soon to leave his employ and return to Scotland, Damien was forced to advertise for his replacement.
Among the applicants who answered his ad was Lisa Andrews, a registered nurse from Connecticut. But Damien was adamant that he would not be replacing Jake with a woman. His argument was, he did not feel comfortable with a woman doing the things that Jake did for him, but one whiff of Lisa’s unique scent and Damien found himself fighting a blistering physical attraction the likes of which he’d never known before. Should he hire her or should he ignore what his “other” senses were screaming at him, about this woman. Damien rustled with the question for several days, but in the end, he caved. And so began a hunger for a woman he couldn’t see...could only recognize by her unique scent...yet wanted like he’d never wanted anything before.

White Magic Woman
White Magic Woman - Ju Ephraime

Newly married, Todd Montgomery was happy with his life. He had a job he loved and a wife he adored, life couldn’t be better. Or so he thought, until he became the obsession of a White Magic Woman. His work as a research scientist took him all over the world, but now stationed on the tiny island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean, he had become the night-time plaything of one of the most powerful sorceress on the island.
Simonia was passionately in love with her husband, Todd, and lived for the moments they could spend together, whenever he got a break from his demanding job. But, when on one of his trips home, he could not perform with his beautiful wife; Simonia was beside herself. She thought he was cheating on her. Not knowing how to handle such deception, Simonia became very despondent and cold to her husband.
But when Todd came home suddenly and told her he was the object of a sorceress’ obsession and it had gotten so bad, he had to leave his job and return home to seek help. She believed him, especially since the witch had followed him all the way to New South Wales. Todd was helpless to fight the witch, so it was left to Simonia to save her man, and her marriage. Together these two lovers set out on an adventure of a life time, to capture and destroy a powerful witch who was hell bent on destroying their marriage. Will they succeed against the power of evil?...

Source: http://www.amazon.com/White-Magic-Woman-Ju-Ephraime-ebook/dp/B00ARAX7BM/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1425722129&sr=8-10&keywords=ju+ephraime
The Odor of Violet
The Odor of Violet - Ju Ephraime

After losing his sight in a terrible accident, only to learn that the woman he was planning to marry did not love him enough to accept him, Damien Falconer was devastated. Struggling to cope with his disability, he isolated himself from society, allowing no one to get close to him, but his personal assistant, Jake. Upon learning Jake was soon to leave his employ and return to Scotland, Damien was forced to advertise for his replacement.
Among the applicants who answered his ad was Lisa Andrews, a registered nurse from Connecticut. But Damien was adamant that he would not be replacing Jake with a woman. His argument was, he did not feel comfortable with a woman doing the things that Jake did for him, but one whiff of Lisa’s unique scent and Damien found himself fighting a blistering physical attraction the likes of which he’d never known before. Should he hire her or should he ignore what his “other” senses were screaming at him, about this woman. Damien rustled with the question for several days, but in the end, he caved. And so began a hunger for a woman he couldn’t see...could only recognize by her unique scent...yet wanted like he’d never wanted anything before.

Source: http://www.amazon.com/Odor-Violet-Ju-Ephraime-ebook/dp/B00ALCKUCU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1425722129&sr=8-1&keywords=ju+ephraime
Loving Therèse
Loving Therese - Ju Ephraime

Foxx LaCasse is a player, on and off the field, until he met Therèse. He’s athletic, handsome and hot-blooded, with vengeance on his mind.
Therèse is an intensely passionate English woman, who refuses to follow convention and chose instead to select her man from the natives of the French Caribbean island of Martinique, Foxx LaCasse. When she began to receive threatening notes, asking her to stay away from Foxx, she fled back to her home in England, without giving Foxx any explanation. Now two years later, she is back on the island, trying to pick up from where they’d left off, but Foxx was having none of it. He had one goal in mind; to have his way with her, and discard her, as she had him, two years ago. But when he finally reunites with his beautiful, passionate, elusive target, he finds himself offering his protection and his heart.
Filled with Ju Ephraime’s trademark sensuality, characters you love to hate and men you wish to love, Loving Therèse will have you enthralled with its unexpected plots and refreshing style, as these two destined lovers, recaptured and embraced their love.

Source: http://www.amazon.com/Loving-Ther%C3%A8se-LaCasse-Book-2-ebook/dp/B008E87UNK/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1425722129&sr=8-11&keywords=ju+ephraime
The Englishman's Folly
The Englishman's Folly - Solange St. Brice

Zoey Warwick knows she wants to escape her life of poverty in the small coastal village of Penzance in Cornwall, England. So she sets out to find the one man she thinks will help her better her lot, in more ways than one. She wants a rich man, but she wants a rich man she can fall in love with—a man who can fulfill the fantasy she’s been embracing ever since she walked out of her brief marriage.
Dangerously seductive, Declan Murphy has all the trappings of wealth that Zoey craves. He’s tall, good looking, and he also has a full head of hair, the most piercing obsidian eyes, and a generous mouth with lips to die for. On the plus side, he appears to be infatuated with her the moment they meet at the antique appraisal fair the humane society is hosting in her town, but Zoey is leery, he looks too perfect, there had to be a catch; a man so attractive wouldn’t be single and available--she would tread carefully.
She’s there trying to discover if the vase she picked out of the trash from her deceased grandma’s room has any value. He’s there looking for one more piece of treasure to add to his collection—and, according to him, he’s found it in Zoey.
But Zoey has no intention of giving in so easily. She has to check out the goods before she’ll commit, “once bitten, twice shy.” The plan she devises to examine the goods and the shock she receives when she finally gets to sample them are the stuff legends are made of.
Did Zoey take on more than she can handle…?

Source: http://www.amazon.com/Englishmans-Folly-Solange-St-Brice-ebook/dp/B00MSPCQMK/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1425722964&sr=1-3&keywords=solange+st.+brice
Only You For Me
Only You For Me - Solange St. Brice

A man with a secret…
Clive Stevenson was harboring a secret--a secret that could destroy his relationship with Morgan, the woman he professed to be in love with. His desire for her was insatiable—he wanted her more than he had ever wanted any woman before, but is desire enough to build a lasting relationship on—is it enough to offer her marriage?
A woman with one desire…
Morgan Epps was obsessed with Clive Stevenson. She wanted no other but him. She had spent years waiting patiently until he was available to offer her marriage. Finally, she thought the time had come, but it appears as if Clive is having cold feet— is he, or is it her imagination?
The final reckoning…
Morgan will have to risk everything and confront Clive. Will she be able to accept and forgive him when she discovers the truth? Will he even want her forgiveness? Or should she accept him for what he is and be content with what he is willing to offer?

Source: http://www.amazon.com/Only-You-Solange-St-Brice-ebook/dp/B00E69CH2U/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1425722964&sr=1-1&keywords=solange+st.+brice
One Dance With A Stranger
One Dance With A Stranger - Ju Ephraime

Mesmerized by the sensuous moves of the stranger who danced with her at the Lucian Club, Caitlynn Pilgrim has been trying for almost two years to get him out of her mind, with no success. Until that night, she was perfectly happy with her single life and was not looking for a man to complicate it, but this stranger with his seductive moves has her rethinking that decision. So, for over a year, she has been returning to the club, hoping to run into him and have one more dance with him. Alas, Caitlynn does not know the stranger's name or even what he looks like. She was so taken with dancing with him, she’d neglected to look into his face, and when she was suddenly called away by her friend, Esther, she’d returned to pick up where she left off only to find him gone.
Andre Cunningham burns with memories of the beautiful, passionate woman he danced with two years ago at the club. He had spotted her as soon as she walked in, waving her hand in the air. He’d danced up to her and, without uttering a word, fitted his body against hers. They moved together as one. She was as fluid as honey, weaving her magic over him, until he was intoxicated. Just as he was about to ask her name, she separated herself from him and went to talk to her friend… she did not return… he was devastated. From that day to now, he has haunted the club every chance he gets, searching for his mysterious dancer, but so far, it has been an effort in futility. This Labor Day will be two years since that unforgettable dance. He hopes this will be the night he reconnects with his mysterious dancer, even if he has to search every corner of the Club. He will not give up until he finds her. She has branded him with her magic, and ruined him for all others.

Source: http://www.amazon.com/One-Dance-Stranger-Ju-Ephraime-ebook/dp/B00S6R6O7C/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1425722129&sr=8-3&keywords=ju+ephraime
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5 Stars
Black Magic Man
Black Magic Man - Ju Ephraime

Unusual paranormal. Even the villain is lovable.

 

In the village of La Souf, Jean Louis is known as “Black Magic Man,” but his feats of magic as a sorcerer are nothing compared to the abilities he keeps hidden from human eyes. Jean Louis is under the tutelage of a Master Magician, and telepathy is only one of his many talents. It’s a talent that leads him to beautiful, sensual Solange Esnard, who instantly triggers all Jean’s primal urges. He recognizes in Lange the spirit of his long-gone love, but convincing her of that will take every bit of skill and talent he has, maybe even his death.

Solange has known about the powers of the Black Magic Man ever since she was a child. She has no reason to believe she would attract the attention of one, especially one as powerful as Jean Louis. She is happily married and loves her husband to death. When she is subjected to the unwelcome attention of Jean Louis, will she be strong enough to pit her will against that of a Black Magic Man? Only love, true cunning, and a bit of luck may possibly prove her successful in this battle for the one she love.

 

 

Source: http://www.amazon.com/Black-Magic-Man-Ju-Ephraime-ebook/dp/B00PNTUNPU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1425722129&sr=8-2&keywords=ju+ephraime
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5 Stars
Miss Match
Miss Match - Nicola Yeager

I absolutely loved this book. I shouldn't, because I'm a bloke and the story's told from the girl's point of view, but I fell in love - or maybe it was lust - with Tansy immediately. I think it was her description of herself as `Rubenesque' that endeared her to me; "Rubenesque is overweight but shaggable because of it. That's my definition anyway .... Lying down naked on a chaise longue, a hand discreetly placed across the crotch, partially draped in a black silk sheet with plump red lips, come-hither green eyes, sumptuous, grabbable boobs and long red hair."

Nicola Yeager has it right. Blokes don't really fancy birds who like Gandhi. We want something to grab hold of!

So why do I like this book so much when it's written from the female point of view? I think it's because for some reason I'm the bloke women come to when they're having problems with their own men. There's a danger I'll get the blame when other couples split up, but women seem to trust me. My wife thinks I attract certain types of women as friends, and that may be true, but I do enjoy their company. I would love having a few drinks with Tansy every now and again. We'd get drunk and she'd share her secrets with me while I'd try and catch a sneaky peek at her cleavage. She'd catch me looking, of course, but she's the type of girl who'd be flattered, and we'd part with a hug, knowing her confidences are safe with me. And I think that's why I like the main character here. Yeager has cleverly characterised her so you feel she's your mate.

Tansy is clearly a little nuts, demonstrated by her stalking of Dr. Jason Campbell - "All of this sounds like I'm stalking ..... what I'm doing is definitely not stalking. Not yet, anyway. I'm not mad" - although when the doctor's taking her shoe off to inspect her injured ankle I'd have expected Tansy, after several Aperol Spritzers, to raise her knee a little higher than necessary to allow the good doctor, who is behaving in an impeccably professional manner, to catch a glimpse of that little white (or black or sky-blue satin) triangle.

Tansy is incorrigible, you see, and that's part of her appeal.

I was surprised at her choice of spag-bol in the Italian restaurant for her first date with Francis. Tansy, for all her kooky ways, is a thinking girl's flirt and she'd be unlikely to choose something with the potential to get messy. I think she'd pick a boring item off the menu, even if she didn't enjoy it, just to ensure she doesn't get anything stuck between her teeth or, worse, end up spitting food across the table at an inappropriate moment. Not that there's ever an appropriate moment to spit food across a table, but you know what I mean.

When alls said and done and you wake up one morning to discover Tansy lying naked under the covers besides you, and you're both a little bit embarrassed because you'd agreed your relationship was purely platonic, you both realise that's no reason not to have one more shag before climbing out of bed and facing the day.

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The Englishman's Folly
The Englishman's Folly - Solange St. Brice

Zoey Warwick knows she wants to escape her life of poverty in the small coastal village of Penzance in Cornwall, England. So she sets out to find the one man she thinks will help her better her lot, in more ways than one. She wants a rich man, but she wants a rich man she can fall in love with—a man who can fulfill the fantasy she’s been embracing ever since she walked out of her brief marriage.
Dangerously seductive, Declan Murphy has all the trappings of wealth that Zoey craves. He’s tall, good looking, and he also has a full head of hair, the most piercing obsidian eyes, and a generous mouth with lips to die for. On the plus side, he appears to be infatuated with her the moment they meet at the antique appraisal fair the humane society is hosting in her town, but Zoey is leery, he looks too perfect, there had to be a catch; a man so attractive wouldn’t be single and available--she would tread carefully.
She’s there trying to discover if the vase she picked out of the trash from her deceased grandma’s room has any value. He’s there looking for one more piece of treasure to add to his collection—and, according to him, he’s found it in Zoey.
But Zoey has no intention of giving in so easily. She has to check out the goods before she’ll commit, “once bitten, twice shy.” The plan she devises to examine the goods and the shock she receives when she finally gets to sample them are the stuff legends are made of.
Did Zoey take on more than she can handle…?