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

Review – Tale of Darkness and Sin anthology

Tales of Darkness and Sin

Tales of Darkness and Sin 
(An anthology)

Publication Date: February 9, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Anthology/Dark/Mafia/MM/Forbidden/Age-Gap Romance

Authors: Giana Darling, Lucia Franco, Parker S. Huntington, Ashley Jade, Lylah James, Natasha Knight, Sam Mariano, Cora Reilly, Aleatha Romig, Sierra Simone, Isabella Starling, Skye Warren, K. Webster, Jade West, Pepper Winters, A. Zavarelli

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



Full of dark or delicious sinful stories by some of the best authors who write in this genre. Many have co-written or brought out a new solo piece to truly make our dark sides happy. All of these short stories, or snippets of stories on works soon to be released, they are all excellent and I for one wasn’t disappointed!!

Here are a few highlights or synopsis of what’s inside:

Sold To The Highest Bidder By Aleatha Romig & Skye Warren 
I haven’t had the chance to read all of Skye’s books, especially the world this story was inferencing. Whereas I am more familiar with Aleatha’s as I’m right in the middle of one of her trilogy’s, however, this short story had me highly intrigued to jump into Skye’s books. This short story, while short, had lots of twists and turns and was packed with suspense. I loved the plot and it had me wanting to read more.

Mr. Foster By K Webster & Sam Mariano 
This short story falls on the sinful side of this anthology. An age gap/workplace romance where Chelsea Parker comes to intern at her fathers’ best friends PR firm. Mr. Foster does his best to keep things work related, but Chelsea ends up impressing him in and out of the boardroom. I love both of these authors separately and together they bring the sizzle!!

Stalker By A Zavarelli & Ashley Jade 
A twisted short story involving a stalker and his prey. 

Poisoned Hearts By Giana Darling & Parker S Huntington 
A dark, mafia short story, what happens when two families are crossed in an arranged marriage.

-Dirty Bargain By Lylah James & Cora Reilly 
A mafia/enforcer short story, who hires who to make the kill?

Not A Dirty Little Secret By Giana Darling & Sierra Simone 
A MM forbidden short story. 

Her Christmas Present By Jade West & Lucia Franco 
A sinful age gap short story.

-Forbidden Flaws By Pepper Winters
A quick taste of an upcoming release by Pepper Winters.

With This Ring By Natasha Night
A small sneak peak of an upcoming release by Natasha Night.

Tyrant Stalker By Isabella Starling
A quick taste of an upcoming release by Isabella Starling.


From 16 bestselling authors comes seven never-before-released dark and forbidden co-written short stories with HEAs and sneak peeks of upcoming releases.

𝘈𝘭𝘭 𝘳𝘰𝘺𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘕𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘞𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯’𝘴 𝘓𝘢𝘸 𝘊𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘢 𝘷𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯’𝘴 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘓𝘎𝘉𝘛𝘘𝘐𝘈 𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘦𝘴. 𝙒𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙣’𝙩 𝙖𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙤𝙧 𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙤𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙗𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙨𝙚 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙨. 𝙒𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙨𝙞𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙮 𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙧𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙬𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙪𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩 𝙖𝙣 𝙞𝙢𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚.

Tales of Darkness and Sin is only available for a limited time so get your copy now! Special Pre-Order price: $2.99!


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Book Reviews, Paranormal/Science Fi/Fantasy Romance, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – Forbidden Flame by Alison Aimes

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Forbidden Flame; Ruthless Warlords #1.5 
(A novella within a series)

Publication Date: February 8, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Dark/Mafia/Sci-Fi Romance

Author: Alison Aimes

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



I loved this novella that Alison Aimes added to the Omegaverse! It was barely a taste to whet my appetite, but also just enough to keep me on edge eagerly anticipating her next release. Forbidden Flame brought the heat, tension, and the big, strong Alpha all in this short story.

Alpha Magnus Avitus has been exiled to the Forbidden Sector. It’s a desolate place where trash, unused and discarded items and people are tossed. Magnus went there after he was almost murdered and then falsely accused of murdering his own father. Now he wants justice and revenge. His first real step towards seeking retribution is intercepting a weapon that is on his way to his uncle, the very man who is actually responsible for killing his father. What Magnus doesn’t realize is that by taking this weapon, he is actually changing the projection of his future, but it could cost him the very thing he never knew he wanted…love.

Amora Rose has lived a very lonely life. As an outcast and a freak, she is an unwanted omega, aside from her gift. That is until her gift becomes a burden and she is once again tossed aside and left all alone. When Amora meets Magnus she too warns him she will only bring pain and suffering, but the stubborn Alpha does not listen instead claiming her as his own, something she has never had. Perhaps, living among the other discarded people she too has found her place, if she can get through to Magnus that love is more important than revenge, but do Alphas ever listen?

Forbidden Flame may be a novella, but it still packs all the heat, suspense, and great story that Alison’s longer books do. It’s a great addition to the Omegaverse series!


He’s out for revenge. She’s out to escape. Neither intends to fall in love.

His instructions are simple: do not open the bag. To escape exile and enact revenge, crime boss Magnus Avitus agrees to play the part of errand boy. But when the volatile package he’s been tasked with delivering begins to squirm, he has to take a peek. He never expects to come face-to-face with her. Or to have everything inside him roar “mine.”

Her plans are simple: escape the bag and those intent on using her. But when omega Amora Rose’s prison is unpacked before she can free herself, she is claimed by ferocious, scarred warlord who makes her heart whisper “mine.”

Except she has a secret that’s about to send all their simple plans up in flames.

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Blog Tour - 2021, New Adult, Year in Releases - 2021, Year of Reviews - 2021

Blog Tour – Away Game by Harlow Layne

Release Date: February 4


The 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

Harlow Layne
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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