Spicy Latte Ratings have change…have you heard?

Spicy Latte Ratings have change…have you heard?

Starting with yesterday’s post, all books will now receive a Spiced Latte Rating. The Spicy Latte Mug will only indicate the heat factor not the overall rating of the book.

While many books are spicier than others, I wanted to make sure that readers were informed before one-clicking on their next read. In the past I used a “Spicy Pepper” rating and didn’t give a rating to many books in genres where you would expect some heat.

After feedback and discussions with readers I decided it was time for a change. Welcome to the new heat-meter rating scale. So now I ask, how Spicy do you like your Lattes?

Happy Reading.


Sweet – Warm, sensual, and delicious!




Sinfully Sweet – Hotter with behind closed door spice.




Spicy  – Best enjoyed with your favorite iced-beverage, a cozy chair, and maybe a fan.




Scorchin – Caution, may lead to unexpected need to turn on the A/C.





Inferno – Will cause you to turn on the A/C, the fan, and take a cold shower.


The Breeder by Lynne Silver – Review and Excerpt

The Breeder by Lynne Silver – Review and Excerpt

The Breeder by Lynne Silver is a spicy fast paced novella that takes us into a world where few are still lucky enough to have human contact, or free to make choices. A must read dystopian love story that speaks about being in touch with your feelings, the world around you, and whether or not you choose to numb yourself in the face of the unknown.

Jane is one of the chosen, a Breeder. Will it be a chore or a death sentence? Is there the possibility for desire, or is that taken away from her as well? When your heart yearns for one man, the probability that he will be your forever is a dream. I just love where this story is headed. Can Jane fulfill her duties despite her heart attached to someone else?

What would you do if you discovered you weren’t like everyone else, or those who have been where you are? Confused? Don’t be, a world where sex is merely for procreation is not easy to process but Lynne shows you Jane’s reality. What makes it exciting is the secrets that Jane keeps to ensure her safety, and survival. Will she play the game, or create a new one to spend the rest of her life with the one man she can’t live without?

Ethan has one goal, to outlast and outsmart his competitors, his fate rests on one moment. If anyone were to discover the truth regarding his journey, it could destroy any chance for real love. Ethan is a hero who we dream about, a man that is willing to sacrifice everything for the one woman he loves. There is no risk too small that he’s not willing to take, even if it could mean death.

Discover for yourself a compelling and intense read about second chances, the ability to find a human connection in a world where it’s certain to become extinct. Machines have taken over even the simplest act and yet, it’s the one thing we as readers can’t imagine living without.

This Spicy Latte is best enjoyed with your favorite iced-beverage, a cozy chair, and maybe a fan.  Oh, and yes, it’s for mature readers 18+.

I received this ARC from the author for a fair and honest review.

Please note that I’ve changed how I rate the heat factor for all reviews. You can find my new Spicy Latte Ratings here.

Exclusive Excerpt:

“You’re on, Jane,” Michael said.

I smiled out to the audience hoping to convey my impartiality to the home viewers. My fingers trembled as I lowered my hand into the bowl. For good show, I rustled my hand around, taking care to tease out the anticipation, but not take too long for fear the males in the audience would revolt.

Several members of the Guard stood at strategic points in the auditorium to ensure the process would go without violence. It was one hundred men against a dozen, even if those dozen had serious weapons.

I drew out the first name and handed the folded card to Michael. He smoothed it open and read out, “Simon Carter.” Behind us, the name flashed on the screen in the number one slot. I scanned the audience looking for the man named Simon Carter to come running up the aisle to claim his prize. No applause or cheers accompanied him. This surprised me. When I watched in previous years from my dorm room, it had always sounded as if the studio audience had gone wild. Instead, reality was silent.

“This is a competition. They won’t cheer for their opponent,” Michael said under his breath as he interpreted my confusion. “Smile.” I now understood the cheers had been dubbed in for the home audience and forced the smile back on my face. I wondered what else was different for the home audience. What other surprises were headed my way?

Another second passed before the first candidate bounded up the steps and onto the stage. He towered over me. His expression was pure intent as he stalked over to me and yanked me to him for a kiss. This I’d been expecting. Each candidate got to kiss the Breeder before the real competition began. I hadn’t been expecting his height and strength as he overwhelmed me with his power.

Back at school, girls kissed all the time. Those innocent kisses had not prepared me for the feel of a man’s body pressing against mine. I felt dainty and petite against him.

The kiss went on for long seconds, leaving me breathless and clinging to his wide shoulders. “You’re gonna be mine,” he growled against my ear before stepping back.

I nodded mutely. Maybe he would be the winner. He seemed strong enough to me.

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About the Author: Lynne Silver is the author of sexy contemporary romance such as the popular Alpha Heroes and Coded for Love series. She absolutely loves to travel and explore new cities. She has a slight (huge) addiction to donuts, fancy purses, romance novels and video games. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and two sons. She loves connecting with readers so please find her on social media.

Happy Book Birthday Sawyer Bennett — A **Spicy Latte** for these hockey studs – emotional, raw and gritty. You must discover the men of Carolina Cold Fury Hockey!


Ryker (Cold Fury Hockey Novel) by Sawyer Bennett is another absolutely steamy, captivating, and emotionally griping H-O-T hockey romance book.

In Sawyer Bennett’s latest Carolina Cold Fury hockey series we meet Ryker, the team goalie. Ryker just happens to be attracted to the teams new female General Manager. Disclosing his true feelings towards her would risk everything.

Ryker Evans, Carolina Cold Fury’s Goalie is still coping with all the changes involved in being a single dad. Just when he has everything finally figured out he does the unthinkable and develops an “itch” for someone he shouldn’t have.

Yet, just days away from his divorce being finalized, his soon to be ex-wife shares life changing news. Will it change things between them? Will this career focused, single dad who always strives to do his best be focused enough to do the right thing?

Career minded, goal focused Gray Brannon hasn’t had time for relationships. What will happen when she falls for the sexy team goalie Ryker? Can she keep her feelings a secret? Gray is used to handling the fallout from other issues with the team, but when the news is about her, can she still diffuse and manage the press?

As with all Sawyer Bennett books there are a few twists and surprises to keep you on your toes. Once again this book explores topics that are full of emotion and unexpected discovery.

Those hockey boys are just what this NHL craved reader needs a few weeks as the hockey season is upon us.

A superb series drenched with emotion, steam and sizzle with characters that will tease, taunt and satisfy even the pickiest of readers. With four books to choose from – sit back and enjoy!

With the heat and intensity in this book I give it 3 Peppers as it’s pretty hot and might offend. For mature readers 18+3 Jalepenos

I received this ARC from the publisher for a fair and honest review.



Zack (Cold Fury Hockey Novel) by Sawyer Bennett is an edgy, sexy, and emotionally griping H-O-T romance book in fabulous hockey series.

Another must read book Carolina Cold Fury hockey book with a steamy, sinful and absolutely naughty story. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! While summer has come to a close and hockey season is a few weeks away, this will satisfy that itch for H-O-T men on skates!

While each book can be read as a stand alone book this is the one time where you, dear reader, will get sooo much more from the book if you read this series in order. Again, I don’t say that often. All are must read worthy and since I don’t post plot spoilers, this is going to be tricky. But, don’t worry, I won’t reveal them here 🙂

Zack Grantham has suffered a loss that has shattered his world. If he is going to be able to play hockey he will need to hire some help around the house. There are things that have to be taken care of. But, since he’s still emotionally unavailable, big sister Delaney hires a helping and qualified person to assist. When Kate Francis shows up unexpected at his house, a panicked phone call to his big sister proves just how out of it he really is.

It’s time for Zack to man up and deal as he’s now staring face to face with Kate. Perhaps he should’ve paid attention. There are too many assumptions, misinformation and Zack’s inability to show emotion that set the stage for a fantastic story. I love how Sawyer explores strong emotions and tackles unexpected loss as she exposes this sexy hockey stud.

Zack and Kate are both recovering from incidents in their past that have affected just how far they can trust in relationships. Hopefully they can discover that some things are worth fighting for. Sometimes you need to bare it all to finally heal.

With the heat and intensity in this book I give it 3 Peppers as it’s pretty hot and might offend. For mature readers 18+3 Jalepenos

I received this ARC from the publisher for a fair and honest review.

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To learn more about Sawyer Bennett check out my Coffee With post: https://booksilovealatte.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/coffee-with-sawyer-bennett/

Other Books in the Carolina Cold Fury Hockey Series:


It’s a **Spicy Latte** for this steamy and sizzling hockey delight

Alex: https://booksilovealatte.wordpress.com/2014/10/19/discover-alex-crossman-and-see-how-wicked-he-is-both-on-and-off-the-ice/

Author Info:

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USA Today Best-Selling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

Sawyer is the author of several contemporary romances including the popular Off Series, the Legal Affairs Series and the Last Call Series.

Sawyer Bennett

USA Today Best-Selling Author


It’s a **Spicy Latte** for Hot and Bothered – Book 3 in the Rough and Tumble Series


Hot and Bothered (Rough and Tumble, Book 3) by Crystal Green is a spicy latte that sizzles and surprises you when you least expect it. Renowned author, Rochelle Burton returns to the outskirts of Las Vegas, Nevada for a publicity tour and to be closer to family. Rochelle’s latest story is about a struggling actress that was once in an Elvis Presley movie and the mystery surrounding her death.

After a close call during a book signing, Rochelle’s publicist insists she hire a bodyguard to ensure her safety. Gideon Lane, a childhood friend and former soldier, is the only man her family approves for the job. There’s just one teeny, tiny problem. The last time she saw him was disastrous and they haven’t spoken since. Will he take the job, especially since she was the one to walk out on him almost twenty years ago? Aching for answers and closure, Rochelle finds herself in a few hilarious situations that involve a sexy cowboy and a few glasses of tequila.

Discover a golden nugget just past the lights and sparkle of sin city that will capture a piece of your heart, a gritty Vegas saloon, the Rough and Tumble. Drive over, pull up a chair and enjoy a shot of whiskey. There’s a lot to be discovered at the saloon and from the people who walk through it’s door!

While I received this ARC for a fair and honest review I would purchase this for a friend. I look forward to more adventures at the Rough and Tumble and you will too!

2 JalepenosI give this book two peppers because there is just enough sizzle to make you tingle. For a mature audience, 18+.


Crystal Green

You can call her “Crystal,” “Chris,” or “Christine”—she’s the same person, even though her different pen names reflect different writing personalities.

Under “Crystal Green,” she writes romance. “Chris Marie Green” is in charge of the urban fantasy series Vampire Babylon, which features six full-length books, three novellas, and one short story. Chris Marie has also indie published a New Adult Single Girl/Geek Lit hybrid with illustrations by Billy Martinez called The She Code, along with other shorter works that follow the rules that all girls should know in life.

Crystal used to be an 8th grade teacher of reading, writing, and US History, but she promised herself if she ever sold 3 books in a year, she would take a chance and write full-time. Ten years later, she is still feverishly writing and loving it!

Webpage: https://www.crystal-green.com/index.php
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chrismarie.green
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CrystalGreenMe
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/32522.Crystal_Green


Buy links:

Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Hot-Bothered-Rough-Tumble-Book-ebook/dp/B00F9F0U2O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426136032&sr=8-1&keywords=crystal+green+hot+and+bothered

B&N Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hot-and-bothered-crystal-green/1120197405?ean=9780698161979

iTunes/iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/hot-and-bothered/id778799729?mt=11&uo=4

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Crystal_Green_Hot_and_Bothered?id=BLOFBAAAQBAJ

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/hot-and-bothered-11


It’s a **Spicy Latte** this Christmas Eve and there’s a Sexy SEAL waiting for you!

Christmas with a SEAL cover

Christmas with a SEAL by Tawny Weber is the sixth installment in her Sexy SEALs series and is one sexy holiday treat!  Frankie Silvera is a silversmith who’s lost her mojo and is determined to get it back. A change is in order and she’s frustrated at the idea of never creating another sought-after piece of jewelry.  While at her dear friend Lara Banks’s wedding she runs into Phillip, Lara’s hunky brother, who doesn’t recognize her.

What’s a girl to do when she bumps into a man that’s been her childhood fantasy, the stud she’s been dreaming about her entire life? That’s when she whips up a plan, one wild and hot night of bliss! That will surely get her back on track. Her first instinct is to run, but she somehow calms herself down. It’s just one night, or is it?

Can a wild hot night inspire her creative gears? What will Phillip do if he learns the truth about who she really is? But her creative mojo is back and she’s out to put her career back on track with Christmas Ornaments that are in demand!

Unfortunately a tragic situation from a mission that went horribly wrong still haunts Phillip. He’s craving revenge about as much as Frankie has lusted after him since she was a teenager.  While both have an agenda, will they have time for each other? Never interested in being part of his family he’s finally connected with his sister Lara and perhaps may be the opening into something life-changing for both.

Unfortunately for Phillip his superiors have a different agenda and want him at the Naval Academy for training. All he really wants is to be back out in the field, but he decides to explore this newly discovered connection with Frankie and a few extra weeks at home won’t be so bad.

With both of them looking for a fresh start, they need to decide if this is just a passing fancy or determine if this could in fact be something more permanent. SEALs don’t usually do permanent. Especially daily, and for the lucky few, weekly contact is not what he’s used to. Now that he has some free time on his schedule, it’s time to decide if she’s able to handle him in more ways than one. Afraid he might be sacrificing more than he should Frankie panics! Convincing themselves that a little failure doesn’t mean it’s the start to a road of disaster, might prove to be a challenge.

As I mentioned in a previous blog post I don’t rate any of my reviews on my blog. However, for this “Spicy Read” I will rate it for its spiciness that way you’ll know if this little gem is for you!

2 Jalepenos

There is just enough sizzle to make you tingle, for 18+

Tawny Weber once again has dropped us into the world of hot, sexy Navy SEALs. These guys are smokin’ and their stories just keep getting better, especially the covers! This is one electric and sizzling story filled with decadence and pie! Yes, the baking will once again cause your salivary glands into massive overdrive!  It’s a good thing it’s not unusual for a baking session at three in the morning these next few days! If you are looking for something to get you in the mood – for baking or other decadent delights! – this holiday season then this will surely do!

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New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of thirty books and counting, Tawny Weber has been writing sassy, sexy romances since her first one hit the shelves in 2007.  A fan of Johnny Depp, cupcakes and color coordination, she spends a lot of her time shopping for cute shoes, scrapbooking and hanging out on Facebook.

Readers can check out Tawny’s books at her website, www.tawnyweber.com, or join her Red Hot Readers Club for goodies like free reads, complete first chapter excerpts, recipes, insider story info and much more.

You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

Website:  tawnyweber.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TawnyWeber.RomanceAuthor
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/TawnyWeber
Pinterest:   https://pinterest.com/tawnyweber/