It started with MARKED.  College student and tattoo artist, Diego, is in the right place and the right time to save Bo’s life.  Pursued by a serial killer that preyed on Portland’s rent boys, Bo is on the run for his life.  Diego and his brother, Luis, a vice cop, put an end the violence and terror. 

Bo finds a new lease on life…and love.

5 STARS! “…Wow…just Wow! This is such a fabulous book!…These 2 men have both been through rough situations and the book describes some of them, so be aware this is not a fairy tale. You can feel the raw emotions of them as this author makes them jump up off the page and into your heart. I wish the book had been twice as long as I could have wallowed in their story for much longer…This book is raw, romantic, gritty, sensuous, horrifying, lovely. Read it…you won’t be sorry.” — Elisa, Elisa’s Bookaholic Reviews


In author’s first exploration into Amber Pax collection, Haunting, Michelle Robbins touches upon the lessons of life as told to us from beyond the grave.

A gorgeous abduction victim is consigned to horrors aboard a modern day slaver’s transport.  Wrapped in unspeakable torments of body and soul, Sven struggles to keep alive the small children who shared his prison, at the cost of his own life.                  

On the other side of the Atlantic is a cop who’s trying to get to the victims before the worst happens.  Luis’ efforts fall short and he finds Sven among the dead.  Agonized, tormented, Luis struggles to find meaning in these horrific events and why he’d been called so strongly to someone he’d never met.

Never met in this lifetime, true, but they’d known and loved in past lives and would do so again, if Sven’s ghost had any say in the matter.

Love sometimes transcends time and life.


Come with Luis as he learns the lesson of eternal love’s power.

Two reviews that I missed


MRS CONDIT’S OPINION: Michelle Robbins’ debut novella IN TRAINING is a jump-in-the-deep-end kind of BDSM story. Abby is new to BDSM but her friend Liz encourages her to attend a munch to get to know some of the people as just regular people. It doesn’t turn out to be as innocent a gathering as Liz led her to believe but Abby is really interested in the D/s lifestyle and a Master/slave relationship in particular. She wants to be able to just let go and have a man dominate her not only in the bedroom but in her life.
Seth is a former slave trainer who has no interest in taking on a new slave but when he meets sweet, gentle Abby he knows he can make a difference to her. His style of training is to simply ignore behavior he does not accept from a slave at first, and progress to discipline once trust has been established.
Ms Robbins has done a good job with her first book. The plot flows smoothly and the characters are well developed and stay in-character throughout the book. They are allowed to grow and change within the parameters of the plot. I enjoyed IN TRAINING and recommend it to anyone interested in BDSM stories.


and the sequel IN CONTROL










PATTYCAKE’S OPINION: In Control by Michelle Robbins is a story of pain, lies, betrayal, broken trust,and ultimately the healing of broken hearts and lives. The blurb does a great job of laying out the basic facts of the story, but to really appreciate the fine details, you need to check it out for yourself.

This character driven story has a smoothly flowing plot that takes you from beginning to end. The characters are definitely three dimensional, and the pain each one goes through really pulls at your heart. There is a little bit of a backstory, but not really enough to fill in the gaps. I must admit that i don’t like how the story just skims along the surface without any real detail on why the characters feel the way they do. The sex is hot and steamy without being smutty.

The author’s writing style is clean and simple, and displays a intimate knowledge of the owner/slave relationship. The story does have a HEA ending, but I wish there had been a little more depth to it. If you’re looking for a hot,sexy read with just a touch of angst, then you should give this book a try.


BUTTERBALL reviews are in. :)

4 stars

4 stars

a couple there at 5 stars!!

3.5 (I’m thrilled because a chubby fat guy isn’t the norm for a romantic lead)



What have I been up to?

Always pushing boundaries, that’s me.  I sent a proposal to a publishing house and they didn’t say “It’s genius!  We’ll take it!”  They did say, “We’d love to see it when it’s done.  Nothing about that is safe.  It’s truly big.”  Yeah, I always could spin huge stories.  Just ask my mom.  (cough)

For laughs and giggles, here’s the proposal cover sheet.  Enjoy!


Global warming became more than a theory in the latter half of Earth’s 21st century.  I became a problem.  Clean water vanished.  Greenhouse gasses overtook the once beautiful blue planet and echoed the toxic clouds of Venus.  Humanity wobbled on the brink of extinction.  The stars became their only hope.  Potable Water existed on the satellites of the gas giants out on outer reaches of the solar system.  How to get there?  How to mine the ice?  How to manage the shipping lines to bring the life-saving element back to Earth?  Cyborg technology. 

The problem with the cyborg technology they’d need in deep space was its need for a viable human brain.  Unfortunately, not many people signed up to be harvested for experimentation and development of this technology.  Indeed, who would desire to be permanently separated from their body, shoved into a steel shell, and shipped to outer space to live—so to speak—as a drone on an assembly line? 

No mental patients were wanted because a sound mind was needed.  No criminal element because an unflinching adherence to The Company was a requirement.  Trans* people, however, were a good bet.  As stated by politicians of that time, “They’re not comfortable in their own skin, so what’s the problem?”

The millennial shift of the year 3000 brought this experiment to fruition.  Trans* people were hunted down, put into the process, and shipped into space.  “For the salvation of our word,” said the politicians.  The billions of people still on Earth rejoiced at the arrival of the clean water.  They gave thanks to the trans* people for their sacrifice, albeit few of these people had volunteered for the job.  The religious sect preened, now labeling trans* people holy…as long as they leapt onto the pyre for the betterment of their species. 

Trans* people went into hiding.

Facing a marked reduction of “volunteers” as well as the ongoing struggle to stay alive on a rapidly-decaying Earth, scientists developed a brilliant plan:  cyborg reproduction.  In space, they could refill their ranks at need.  Software designers went into work.  The patch was uploaded into the system.  In 3050 the successful versions of the upgrade cyborg were lifted into space.  People upon Earth breathed a big sigh of relief.  All was better now.  They had clean water, a reliable extraterrestrial, a self-replicating workforce, and the discovery of certain minerals on the satellites that allowed for the healing of Earth herself was a bonus!  All that was needed now was time.

The year 3075 brought the cyborg rebellion.


 Most interesting, to me (as the nerd I am), it’s a love story.  Really!

I hope it finds a home.  :D

BUTTERBALL review (My first coming out story)


A fast paced novella involving two stock market geniuses; but only one who survived the recession unscathed. Travis is sitting on top of the world with his investment firm soaring, while Jeremy lost it all and is in threat of foreclosure. Two very similar men, but with two very different outcomes.

Travis is also a strong and buff hottie, out and proud, and it seems everything he touches turns to gold. But he wasn’t always this way. He was abused as a child and taken under the wings of a ballet teacher and boxing coach, both of whom taught him how to protect himself. Since then he takes crap off no one.

Jeremy is, as the title so aptly points out, a cuddly butterball. He considers himself fat, bald and pushing 50…with nothing to show for it, so in his battered mind, he is also a complete failure. Jeremy was also abused as a child by his stepfather. An evil man whose powerful but hateful words caused Jeremy to hate himself, and to deny his sexuality. Until Travis. Travis might be worth opening that door…maybe, if he can convince himself that there is nothing wrong with being true to himself.

Travis and Jeremy meet during an interview and the sparks fly. Travis doesn’t mince words and Jeremy is definitely buying what he’s selling. They play the nasty at work and have to deal with the repercussions. One of which is Travis’s best friend who wanted Travis to pull the man out of the closet before he hurt another woman.

Now here is where I had a little trouble. I can see where a friend would be concerned with another friend’s private life, but seriously, it was none of her business to tell it to Travis or cause Jeremy problems. They weren’t in love, they weren’t married, they were Dom/Sub and she was the Dom, so if this woman didn’t guess that Jeremy was gay after she used a strap on, forced him to suck other guys, and he didn’t like her “smell”, than that is all on her and her pee wee brain. End Rant.

So yeah, this was an short and easy read if you like bossy females “besties”, closeted over 40 men, and a jiggly, rolly-polly man eating cookies in bed. It was not my favorite kind of plot or characterization but it was enjoyable…even though I could have done without the fatty visuals.

Overall Impression: I liked it

Beware the Ides of March


Dark Celtic glory stood before her, all yummy muscle and masculinity, and a smile twinkled from smile-grooved cheeks. He reminded her of that movie star Colin Ferrell. She loved watching his films, not only for the pleasant eye candy but also because he reminded her of Joey, her personal Celtic hero.

He spoke, his voice carrying the soft touch of Ireland.

“There’s only one person I’m wanting to take to dinner,” he said, “and that’s you.”


He even sounded like Colin Ferrell.

“Yes, you. Well,” a frown furrowed his brows and dimmed his smile, “that is, you are Kelly Hanks, are you not?”

“Yes, but—” what in the world?

“You went to Mt. View High School?”

“Uhh,” her brain stalled. “Yeah…”

His frown eased away and that megawatt smile again graced his face. She felt the heat of that smile sizzled across her nerves clear to her toes. That smile was dangerous. Good thing it didn’t sport dimples or all Hell would pay.

He tilted his head inquiringly.

“You don’t recognize me? I’m crushed.” In contrast to his statement, he fitted his hands to his hips and chuckled.

Was she supposed to recognize him? She shifted through recent memories. No, no one came to mind. She wouldn’t have forgotten that smile and those outstanding shoulders.

“Should I?” She blinked.

“I’m thinking you should, since I beat up Spazz Larson when he made you cry.”

“You did wha—” A gasp choked off the rest of her statement as Kelly’s brain went into overdrive. Memories spilled into her mental buffer, causing her muscles to lock up and her mouth to drop open.

Her lips felt stiff.  Wooden.

“Oh my God…impossible…It can’t be…”

The gorgeous smile transformed into an adorably cheeky grin. He winked. “In person.”

Then his voice transformed into a full-blown Irish brogue as he said, “Better known by the church as Patrick Joseph Michael O’Connor. But,” he dropped the brogue, “you called me Joey.”

The universe opened up around her and set her adrift in time and space.  Those dark eyes…  She knew those eyes.

 “Joey O’Conner?” But she already had the answer. “It is you!”



Butterball – a Dweebs, Nerds, and Geeks novel


For Travis, it was business as usual at the office of Wentwood Investments, other than the annoying task of finding a new account manager for his expanding office.  Everything changed the moment Jeremy Roberson walked into the room for an interview.  The cuddly butterball was everything Travis liked in a partner…other than the closet locked around Jeremy.                   

Not much fun, sure, but Travis had kicked down a few closet walls in his past.  And if he was going to find paradise with Jeremy, it appeared he’d have to kick those walls down again.

 Good thing he knew how to fight.