Book Reviews, Dark Romance, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – Throne of Power by Rina Kent

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Throne of Power; Throne Duet #1 
(#1 in a duet)

Publication Date: January 21, 2021

Genre: Dark, Arranged Marriage, Mafia Romance

Author: Rina Kent

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



Kyle is a twisted, sarcastic, sadistic man and I’m totally in love with him!

There are so many undertones of devious things going on, this book is extremely exciting even outside of the relationship between Kyle and Rai. There is war coming between all of the mafia factions and the Bratva finds themselves  in the middle of it all.

Kyle is stirring the pot, so to say, and his sarcastic wit over dealing with, not only his new wife, but his inner musings over handling the Bratva is quite humorous, especially considering the high tension moments he is places himself in.

Rai on the other hand is a take no prisoners kind of woman. She’s moved up in ranks in a mans world, a world where women are nothing but pretty things to look at or things to be used, but never to be taken seriously. She hates the chauvinistic views and knowing that just because she is a woman many will never take her words seriously. The way she constantly has to hold back either by choice or by force, I feel her pain having been there many times myself.

When Kyle becomes her husband, she certainly isn’t thrilled, but she plans to use him just as much as he seems to be using her. Their back and forth is hot and thick with passion, with undertones of that hate you know will make for intense bedroom heat when it finally boils over.

This is just book one in a high intensity duet that is a true page turner.


When powers clash…

In the mafia world, women don’t reign.
I’m the exception of that rule.
I didn’t choose this life, it chose me.
I have a legacy to protect, a power to snatch, and no one will stop me.
If an arranged marriage is what it’ll take to lead, then so be it.
What I don’t count on is that my chosen husband is a ghost from my past.
Kyle Hunter.
He was once my guard, my protector. Now, he’s after my kingdom.
The road to the throne is paved with thorns, blood, and casualties.
To win, I’ll risk it all.
My heart included.

This book is part of a duet and is not standalone.

Arranged Marriage Mafia Romance.


Arranged Marriage Mafia Romance.


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Book Reviews, Dark Romance, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by Amelia Wilde

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The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
(#1 within a series)

Publication Date: January 19, 2021

Genre: Dark romance/twisted mythology/dangerously sexy contemporary

Author: Amelia Wilde

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars 



The lull of the water, the ripple of the tide, every single gorgeous description in this book brought me to my happy place. The one I desperately needed after not being able to travel over this past year.

Amelia Wilde transported me to the ocean, a place I miss and probably won’t get to visit in the near future. From the very first page where Ashley is sitting upon her deck chair in the bright sun I could feel the waves moving under the posh yacht of which she sat, then the moment she jumped into the ocean to save her own life, and those same waters rushed up to greet her, terrifying her with their cold, dark depths I experienced that panic and terror right along with her.

Every moment in this book is descriptive, placing you right there, it takes you on an incredible journey unlike any other I’ve been on in a very long time. Amelia Wilde transported me places and the emotions she invoked were pure magic.

This is a modern twist about Gods who walk among men, based on Greek mythology, this one specifically focusing on Poseidon, the God of the sea. While neither of the characters completely appear as to what they seem, they both reveal parts of themselves throughout the story, it’s a bit of a mystery as to who exactly they fully are. The allure to know more about one another is certainly there, but also to let the other go or escape, depending on who you are which keeps the danger present and the story moving as they dance around the chemistry and each other.

Now, let’s talk specifically about Poseidon and Ashley. The dynamic between the modern day pirate and the modern day socialite is immediate, but also dark. Poseidon may have rescued Ashley from the sea, but he also wants something from her. He makes no qualms about it, but is it better the devil you know than the devil you don’t? Their passion is not for the faint of heart, hence the dark part of the romance in this tale, but it’s something that they both understand and is very consensual.

There is mystery surrounding the treasure Poseidon seeks, suspense given the to waters everytime they are mentioned and the tension between Ashley and Poseidon is high. Specifically, the chemistry when they are alone together is dark and brews scorching hot.

The story moves quickly until you realize the book is over, but the story is not…GAH!! This is the first book in their story with more to come and what awaits the fate of Poseidon and Ashley is in the hands of the ocean. Thankfully there is more to come because I need to know more.


A modern-day pirate.
An heiress lost at sea.
And the treasure of a lifetime.

He’s beautiful. Calculating. Cruel. And he’s taken me hostage.

When pirates board my boyfriend’s yacht, I jump overboard to save myself. Drifting asea. Until one man rescues me from the endless ocean.

Except he has plans of his own. I’m worth too much money for ransom. He’ll keep me on his ship and in his bed. The real danger lies in his dark-depth eyes. He wants more from me than money. Than passion. He wants everything.

He rescued me, but I’m far from safe.

There’s an entire sea of danger threatening to drag me under.

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by USA Today bestselling author Amelia Wilde is a dangerously sexy contemporary romance that will blow you out of the water.

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Cover Reveal - 2021, New Releases

Cover Reveal – THE GUARDIAN Kimberly Kincaid

 Release Date: March 9

Guard against any danger. Especially if it comes from within.

Detective Matteo Garza doesn’t just do the job–he is the job.

He’s learned the hard way that work and pleasure can’t co-exist.
So when his little sister’s best friend accidentally uncovers a money laundering scheme
led by one of Remington’s most cold-blooded criminals,
Garza vows to keep things strictly business as he keeps her safe.
No matter how much the quirky mathematician
makes him feel things best left buried.
No matter how much she makes him want.
Delia Sutton knows she’s not like most people,
just like she knows she needs to forget her ages-old crush on Matteo
and focus on survival.
But the closer they get, the bolder she becomes–
the more she breaks down his carefully crafted barriers to discover the man beneath.
Danger is closer than either of them could possibly imagine
and no one can be trusted.
Delia needs a guardian to fight by her side, and Matteo will do anything to protect her.
No matter who the enemy is.
The Guardian is a scorching forbidden lovers romantic suspense featuring a grumpy Alpha hero who would walk into fire to save the woman he loves and a smart-is-sexy number-nerd heroine who would save him right back. Equal parts heart-pounding suspense and steamy romance. Complete standalone with no cheating and a full (but hard-fought!) HEA.

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Meet Kimberly Kincaid

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Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet and hot and edgy romantic suspense. 

When she’s not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as “The Pleather Bomber”, she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. 

Kimberly is a USA Today best-selling author and a 2016 and 2015 RWA RITA® finalist and 2014 Bookseller’s Best nominee who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love.

Kimberly resides in Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.

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Teaser Reveal – My Kind of Love by Nikki Ash

Nikki Ash is sharing a teaser for her upcoming contemporary romance, My Kind of Love! Check it out and be sure to pre-order today!

Title: My Kind of Love

Author: Nikki Ash

Release Date: January 21st


What you need to know about My Kind of Love:

Military romance

A little bit of an age gap

ALL the feels


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About My Kind of Love:


Once upon a time, a boy and a girl met and fell in love…

That’s the way my love story began, but unlike the fairy tale, it ended with me standing in the cemetery, watching my prince get lowered into the ground, along with all our dreams.

Now he’s gone and I’m lost.

Until an impromptu trip to my family’s beach house has me spending time with Ryan.

With his help, I’m learning to live again and make plans for the future.

The only problem is, we both know they can’t include him.

So, when our time is up, we do the only thing we can do—go our separate ways.



My entire life, I’ve felt like the waves in a raging sea—crashing and breaking, never settling.

Until Micaela stormed in like a hurricane, colliding into my life and my heart.

I thought she’d be my destruction, but instead she turned out to be my calm.

The more time we spend together, the more life she breathes into both of us.

But all too quickly, our time is up and she’s ready to face her future—one I can’t be a part of.

So, I do the impossible and walk away.

But life is crazy, and love knows no bounds. You might’ve thought this is where our story ends, but the truth is… it’s only the beginning.

Exclusive Excerpt:

“If you want to stay at the house I can go home,” she says, knocking me from my thoughts. “It doesn’t really matter where I am.”

“Or we can both stay here,” I blurt out, not ready for her to leave. I can’t remember the last time I felt this content. And I can’t help but think it’s because of her presence.

Her eyes go wide, and her mouth opens and closes like the fish she saved earlier. “Umm…”

“We’re both already here. There are plenty of rooms. I can cook, you can eat.”

Micaela glares adorable daggers my way, and I laugh. “C’mon, you brought weed and ice cream. That’s not exactly part of the food pyramid.”

“That was my only joint,” she argues. “I’m not a junkie. Lexi gave it to me.” She shrugs. “It just helps me forget for a little while.”

“Maybe it’s time to work on accepting and moving forward.”

She rolls her eyes. “There you go… doing that whole savior shit again.”

“Oh, yeah. I’ll show you a savior.”

Before she can question what I’m saying, I’m picking her up and throwing her over my shoulder. She shrieks, slamming her fists against my ass and back, as I run us straight into the ocean.


About Nikki Ash:

Nikki Ash resides in South Florida where she is an English teacher and mom by day and a writer by night. When she’s not writing, you can find her with a book in her hand. From the Boxcar Children to Wuthering Heights to the latest Single Parent Romance, she has lived and breathed every type of book.

Reading is like breathing in, writing is like breathing out. – Pam Ally

While reading and writing are her passions, her two children are her entire world. You can probably find them at a Disney park before you would find them at home on the


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Cover Reveal - 2021, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Away Game by Harlow Layne

 Release Date: February 4

Photographer: CJC Photography

Model: Eric Guilmette


Image may contain: 1 person, textThe plan was to move away and never look back. 


Get away from him, out from under my father’s disapproving stare, and start a new life in Willow Bay. 


It was supposed to be my fresh start, but instead my past followed me. 


The one thing I desired and couldn’t have. 


Weston Jackson. 


I hated how he made me feel things that I couldn’t give into without turning my world upside down.


I wanted to make him pay. 


For the way my father now looked at me. For the way I saw myself. 


But most of all… for wanting him the way I did.

This is a full-length high school and college enemies-to-lovers and new adult romance with high angst, suspense, and gutting emotion. It’s book one in the Willow Bay series that will have interlinking storylines. Away Game can be read as a standalone and starts off a four-book planned series. This is the only MM story. The others are MF.


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Meet Harlow Layne

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Indie Author. Romance Writer. Reader. Mom. Wife. Dog Lover.  Addicted to all things Happily Ever After and Amazon.
Harlow Layne is a hopeless romantic who is known for her contemporary writing style of beautiful slow-burn, sweet, sexy and swoon-worthy alpha and fast pace, super steamy romance in her Love is Blind series.
Harlow wrote fanfiction for years before she decided to try her hand at a story that had been swimming in her head for years.
When Harlow’s not writing you’ll find her online shopping on Amazon, Facebook, or Instagram, reading, or hanging out with her family and two dogs.


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