Blackmailed by Annamarie McKenna

Blackmailed, Annamarie McKenna, 2006

My favorite quote: “‘No sane man would whore his daughter for the sake of an heir.’” Spoiler alert: He does 

Notable characters: Brianna Wyatt, a virgin who’s blackmailed into reproducing with an obscenely rich sex god; Cole Masters, the obscenely rich sex god; Tyler Cannon, his friend with whom he shares everything (and by everything, I mean women) who also happens to be an obscenely rich sex god

Most memorable scene: The forced shaving scene — which was a little distressing. I’ve always been of the belief that one should have a say in whether (and where) they are or are not shaved. I looked into this afterward and guess what? It’s an actual fetish some folks have. Forced shaving is a real thing

Greatest strengths: Its sexual creativity. This book explored every possible male/female/male configuration I could think of — and a few I hadn’t. And kinda didn’t want to … but also kinda did. It’s a mixed bag … 

Standout achievements: Its ability to keep me reading despite the fact that I never cared a single shred for any of the characters

Fun Facts: I’ve always said that I enjoy reading for its own sake — that I love 99% of the books I read, no matter what they’re about. I picked this one up for the sole purpose of finding out once and for all if that’s really true. And guess what? It is

Other media: N/A

What it taught me: That sharing is caring

How it inspired me: If by “inspired” you mean “aroused,” then yes. Yes, it did. Well, you’re the one who asked, you pervert. Don’t judge me. You don’t even know me

Additional thoughts: If you’re willing to overlook some serious plot problems for the sake of a little easy-reading smut that won’t tax your imagination in the least, you’ve just struck gold

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Published by Alistair Cross

Alistair Cross grew up on horror novels and scary movies, and by the age of eight, began writing his own stories. First published in 2012, he has since co-authored The Cliffhouse Haunting and Mother with Tamara Thorne and is working on several other projects. His debut solo novel, The Crimson Corset, was an Amazon bestseller. The Black Wasp, book 3 in The Vampires of Crimson Cove series is on its way. Find out more about him at: ********************************************************************************************* In collaboration, Thorne and Cross are currently writing several novels, including the next volume in the continuing gothic series, The Ravencrest Saga. Their first novel, The Cliffhouse Haunting, was an immediate bestseller. Together, they hosted the horror-themed radio show Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! which featured such guests as Anne Rice of The Vampire Chronicles, Charlaine Harris of the Southern Vampire Mysteries and basis of the HBO series True Blood, Jeff Lindsay, author of the Dexter novels, Jay Bonansinga of The Walking Dead series, Laurell K. Hamilton of the Anita Blake novels, Peter Atkins, screenwriter of Hellraiser 2, 3, and 4, worldwide bestseller V.C. Andrews, Kim Harrison of the Hollows series, and New York Times best sellers Preston & Child, Christopher Rice, and Christopher Moore. ********************************************************************************************** Currently, Thorne & Cross are hosts of Thorne & Cross: Carnival Macabre, where listeners can discover all manner of demented delights, unearth terrifying treasures, and explore the dark side of the arts.

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