Friday, May 25, 2012

Review + Giveaway- The Forbidden Claim by Kelly Gendron

Hi! Welcome. I'm glad you made it over today.

Some of you may remember me featuring a review for Kelly Gendron a few weeks ago. Well, I'm proud to announce that through CBLS, I'm featuring another review for a book by Kelly, and, including a giveaway!  Here's some information about the book, and the review will follow.

The Forbidden Claim”
By Kelly Gendron
Red Sage Publishing
Contemporary Erotic Romantic Suspense


US Marshall Jinx Collins is an outspoken, free-spirited, and fearless woman. It's that same fearlessness, however, that tends to get her into trouble. Jinx questions her life prior to being adopted. When those questions lead her to a murderer who's about to be transported into the witness protection program, Jinx decides to kidnap him to see if she can uncover the truth.

Jed Kane has worked undercover in the human trafficking ring for years. When Jed accepts a job to disguise himself as one of his worst enemies and to take a ride from the correctional facility to a secured location, he certainly had not planned on being abducted by Jinx Collins. Jed's uncertain as to how he feels about her touchy-feely hands and loose lips-unsure if they irritate him or if they are awakening his badly behaving desires. Jed knows he must first find out what the fanatical little lady wants with a murderer before he can act on whatever he's feeling.

Straight away Jinx is attracted to the resilient and enticing Jed Kane-the only man who hasn't backed down from her candor. While Jinx discovers that the questionable criminal may be able to assist her in finding out the truth about her past, Jed vows to save Jinx from her daring self. Once Jinx starts to understand what Jed feels for her-he wants to own her-she demands that he succumb to the raging frenzy. Jed allows himself to seduce her body, submitting himself to that dominant need. But haunted by a world of unlawful ownership, Jed forbids his cold heart to stake its dangerous claim on Jinx Collins.

Locked away in a dark basement, a little boy is waiting to be rescued-and Jinx's past holds the key to his prison. If Jinx can finally find the truth which holds her fears, and if Jed can forgive himself for his past, then not only might they be able to save the boy, but they might also discover that their carnal desires really derive from their own prison... an inescapable prison of love.


Instinct told him to remove his hands from her hot little body. But Jed stood motionless. He needed to let go-and should have-but as her smile dissolved, he became lost to the kittenish gleam in her canted eyes. She feathered her fingertips lightly over his chest and Jed stiffened.

"Well," she lifted a hand and slipped it around to the back of his neck, "I'm patiently waiting for that other shock... the one you personally were going to give to me if I tried to escape." She scrapped her nails along his neck. A rush of goose-bumps rippled right down to Jed's toes.

He glared at her. Anger surged through him from her foolish but bold act, and from his reaction to it. He wanted to grab her and shake her. Although he may not be Aztec, Jed certainly was a killer, and this Jinx was too daring for her own damn good. He wanted to teach her a lesson and give her another well-deserved scare. He snatched her hands and slammed her into the wall. "Don't try to seduce me. There's no way I'm letting you go," he warned.

"Seduce you?" She tossed back her head and giggled as if it was the most ridiculous thing she'd ever heard. "Jed," she sobered, but the fearless minx didn't shrink back from him, instead, she pressed her body up against his, "don't mistake my curiosity for seduction."

Jed pinned her hands to the wall. If closeness was what she wanted, then he'd give it to her. He thrust his body forward, hitting his pelvis, hips, and his growing erection into her soft form. She tensed beneath his firm hold, and his action was rewarded by the flicker of fear he caught in her eyes.

"Don't' mistake this GQ guy," he pushed her hands harder to the wall, "for a man who wouldn't hurt you to get what he wants."

Trepidation slipped from her. "And what exactly is it that you want, Jed?" She glimpsed down at their molded bodies, drawing attention to his hard male heat, and then glanced back up at him.

Fuck! Jed could feel his self-control slipping. He needed to back away. Discerning his insubordinate rod was almost ready to surrender to her sexual advances, ready to take what she was offering in return for her freedom.

"Right now, what I want," his mouth was so close, nearly brushing hers, "you couldn't handle it."

"Try me," she purred, her warm breath feathering upon his lips.

Damn! She made him hard. He inched closer to her tempt. Her small firm breasts pressed into his chest and her breaths quickened as he rounded to her ear. "I think I'll wait until you tell me just who you are," he lowered his already rasping voice, "before I satisfy your curiosity and play with you, little lady." He drew back, determining if he didn't retreat, the disloyal throbbing hardness between his legs would stop at nothing to get what it wanted- her. And with that knowledge, Jed did what he should've done when she fell into his body- he let her go. Seeing the flash of relief in her eyes reassured Jed that he'd made the right decision. It appeared, for all the purring the kitty was doing, her nails weren't actually ready to give him a scratch, yet.

Jed went over to the window to close it. While latching the window, he caught her reflection in the mirror. She was going after his gun. "Don't even try it," he advised the little lady, who apparently hadn't learned not to touch something when it was hot.

She grimaced. Her head turned, and she met his reflection. "Wouldn't think of it," she smirked and crossed her arms over her heaving breasts...



Red Sage Publishing


5 Hearts – Sizzling Hot Book Reviews
"The Forbidden Claim by Kelly Gendron, is a heart wrenching novel that will leave you, at times, breathless and crying out loud within the same paragraph. With a suspense filled plot intermixed with pure unbridled passion, prepare to be impressed and in awe as you embark on this journey..."

5 Stars – Good Choice Reading
"This book had me hooked from the first paragraph! I loved both the main characters and what they each brought to the story..."

5 Hearts – Romance Book Scene
"Well written, great dialog and sex scenes. These two characters jump right off the page. I like an erotic romance that tells a story and the bedroom scenes become part of the story and not the plot..."


Kelly has been faithfully writing for three years but did write her first book ten years ago. She put it down to raise her son as a single mom and then picked it back up when she and her son finally grew up. That's when she settled into her adult life and started to seriously write again. She's dabbled with paranormal stories, but recently she's been on a Romantic Suspense kick. The recipe for the men in her stories: dark and mysterious, strong and confident and, of course, besides magnificent bodies, and shameless aptitudes, they must have a heart you want to rip out of the pages (or your e-Reader) and take to bed with you at night.

Now for the review:

 Like your books hot? Do you enjoy a heroine that is strong, feisty, and not afraid to go after what she wants? How about a mysterious, sexy hero that has his needs and feelings, and will do everything to protect the woman he wants, needs, and soon loves? Here's where you need to check out The Forbidden Claim by Kelly Gendron.

I love this author's voice. Kelly has a way of pulling in the reader to the story and not letting go. The pacing is great, the plot strong, and the sizzling sexual tension? Mmm, one could start a fire with that kind of spark.  Jinx and Jed are captivating, and the feeling between them  will leave readers needing a cold shower after reading.   There's plenty of that, there's plenty of suspense an intrigue. I'm so glad I was able to pick this book to review.   Don't miss the chance to get a copy of your very own!

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Thanks for being here!  I hope you enjoyed today's post. Good luck in the contest! I'll pick a winner and forward on the information.  This is an ebook only, keep that in mind when entering. 

Until next time,

Storm Goddess


  1. Good excerpt! The Forbidden Claim sounds like a book I would like to read:)

    I like my heroes to be Alpha type men who know what they want and go after it and are also faithful and trustworthy and not afraid to be in touch with their feelings.

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  2. Great excerpt! Hmmm heroes, I like them alpha but with a soft loving side. How's that for criptic? LOL
    Old Follower

  3. Awesome blurb, excerpt, and cover!
    I'm an old follower.

  4. This is a great blurb. I actually like stories with human trafficking involved very much so I will check this out. Thanks!

    My alphas have to be lean, mean, fighting machines! LOL (I'm very serious, too)

    Old follower

  5. Sounds pretty good! Great review. I'll definitely add the book to my TBR list.