Review: Doms of Dark Haven by Sierra Cartwright, Belinda McBride and Cherise Sinclair

Posted January 7, 2013 by Annie in Reviews / 8 Comments

I received this book for free from Purchased in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Review: Doms of Dark Haven by Sierra Cartwright, Belinda McBride and Cherise Sinclair

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: May 18, 2010
Series: Dark Haven #1
Published by Loose ID
Pages: 349
 

 

You will be begging for more after reading this! ~ Under the Covers

MET HER MATCH by Sierra Cartwright – 3 stars

This is my first venture into Sierra’s writing so I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed this story. MET HER MATCH is a book from Cartwright’s Hawkeye series. I haven’t read the others and I think that did put me at a disadvantage. Cartwright doesn’t really adequately explain what the Hawkeye series is, making it a little hard for new readers like me to really get with the story in that regard.

However, I did like her writing style and voice. I enjoyed the Irish flair that she added into Master Torin. He was a stern Dom, but a fair one. I also found that Mira’s strength was nicely displayed even as she fully gave herself over to Torin.

Overall, it was a nice introduction to Cartwright’s work. I’ll be looking forward to other titles by her.

EDUCATING EVANGELINE by Belina McBride – 3 stars

EDUCATING EVANGELINE was my second favorite book of this anthology. Also as my first book by McBride, I found that I immediately enjoyed her writing style. It was easy, flowing and eloquent. But perhaps the best thing about this story is the way McBride is able to integrate the paranormal elements so effortlessly. As the only paranormal shape-shifting story in this anthology, McBride could either have stood out greatly or could have been overshadowed by the BDSM contemporaries. I think she managed to hold her own and delivered a story that was solid, filled with lore and love.

SIMON SAYS: MINE by Cherise Sinclair – 5 stars

Just reading the title gives me Goosebumps and Sinclair’s story in this anthology was the shining star! Sinclair was the #1 reason why I decided to read this anthology in the first place and boy, does she deliver!!

Master Simon is one of the more popular Doms at Dark Haven and he holds the key to my heart. I loved how he handled Rona, a more tentative and older submissive. They are such a pair and Sinclair gives them a story that is definitely worth checking out. If you are a fan of MASTER OF THE MOUNTAIN, then this has a similar feel to it. Just know that you will be begging for more after reading this!

READING ORDER & BUY LINKS

Click on the covers to buy the books
seriesgoodreads

readourreviews2

spacer

About Cherise Sinclair

Having to wear glasses in elementary school can scar a person for life. Dubbed a nerd at an early age, Cherise Sinclair has been trying to live up to the stereotype ever since. And what better way than being an author?

Known for writing deeply emotional stories, the USA Today Bestselling Author has penned sixteen erotic romance novels, most with a BDSM theme. (Please do not mention the phrase mommy porn in her presence.) Her awards range from a National Leather Award to a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice nomination to a GoodReads BDSM group award for best author of the year. Called an “ascendant erotica queen” by Rolling Stone Magazine, Cherise spends her days writing, supervised by a sadistic calico cat.

spacer

What did you think of our review?
Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below!

spacer

 ♡ Don’t want to miss any of our posts? ♡ 
Follow Under the Covers: Facebook | Twitter | Tsu | GoodReads | Email

Annie
Follow me

Annie

Blogger/Reviewer at Under the Covers Book Blog
I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!
Annie
Follow me

Related Posts

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

releasecalendarbanner

Under the Covers Book Blog Comment Policy
Please read our comment policy here.

8
Leave a Reply

avatar
6 Comment threads
2 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
6 Comment authors
Belinda McBrideSierra CartwrightLeighTimitraUnder the Covers Book Blog Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Lori Meehan
Guest
Lori Meehan

Thanks for the review Ann.

Leigh
Guest
Leigh

Great review Annie!! I need to read Cherise Sinclair – I’ve heard so much about them.

Re: Belinda McBride, since you enjoyed her writing so much, I HIGHLY recommend Blacque/Bleu to you. it is excellent!! A m/m story about a vamp and a shifter ~ hot, angsty, and awesome. 😉

Under the Covers Book Blog
Admin
Under the Covers Book Blog

Thanks Leigh!

I hadn’t realized that Blacque/Bleu was written by the same author! I’m definitely going to check it out! Thannks!

Leigh
Guest
Leigh

Keep me posted when you get to it. There isn’t a lot of really good paranormal m/m (that i’ve found), but this is great, and let me tell you, there are parts of this that got me to thinking about Qhuinn and Blay, and how amazing that story can potentially be! BOOYAH!! hehehe 😀

Timitra
Guest
Timitra

I enjoyed this anthology especially Cherise’s story!

Sierra Cartwright
Guest
Sierra Cartwright

Thank you for taking time to write a review! 🙂

Sierra Cartwright
Guest
Sierra Cartwright

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Very much appreciated. 🙂

Hugs, Sierra

Belinda McBride
Guest
Belinda McBride

Thanks for the review and the kind words. 🙂