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Review – Bloody Cruel Psycho by Lucy Smoke

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Bloody Cruel Psycho; Sick Boys #5, Bloody Duet #1
(#1within a duet, #5 within a series)

Publication Date: May 20, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Duet/New Adult/Dark/Anti-Hero/Enemies-to-Lovers Romance

Author: Lucy Smoke

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Dark and not for the faint of heart, but I like dipping my toes into this kind decadent treat from time to time and Bloody Cruel Psycho fed my twisted heart.

Braxton Smalls is full of darkness and revenge. He sets out to gain leverage over the man he’s searching for by kidnapping his sister, Clover. Braxton didn’t account for his kidnapee being mouthy, fighting back, or inciting his monster’s lust, so when she offers up herself as a deal in place of her brother, Braxton’s monster agrees.

Clover is no wallflower. She too has an inner monster, so when Braxton comes to take her she doesn’t hold back. She never expected to feel her inner darkness swirl to life as much as it does around him, it seems to crave him, but could they be too toxic for one another to last beyond the deal they made?

While this is my first step into the Sick Boys world and it is a connected story, this is still Braxton and Clover’s very own tale. I was never lost as the other characters came in, nor as backstories flowed in around them. Lucy brilliantly pieced this as a standalone, well technically a duet, and while reading, I was never the wiser that other books came before this. I loved how the other characters flowed in and out, pushing and prodding the main characters along. Brilliant anti-heros, the bunch of them.

Since this is book one in a duet, there is a mighty cliffhanger. I can hardly wait to dive back into to this twisted, dark world to find out what happens next to Braxton and Clover.

Synopsis:
A life for a life … will kill the both of us in the end.

Clover

I know nothing of the Sickness at Eastpoint University. I know only the backroads that slip past the southern beaches and the gators that make their way onto the swamps shores. Until him. Until the killer known as Braxton Smalls finds his way into my stilted trailer on the coast of Port Charlotte.

He came looking for Ace, but he found me instead…

Braxton

I’m a monster. Always have been. Always will be. The only people I’ve ever given a shit about are my boys and their girls. No one hurts my family, and knowing that someone has … and that they’ve gotten away with it plagues me.

Ace Volkov will pay for what he put Avalon through and if I have to use his most precious weakness to draw him out, I will.

She thinks she can bargain for his life with her own, but I mean to show her that there’s nothing I won’t do to see my vengeance through to the end.

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Blog Tour – RUTHLESS KINGDOM by Beecca Steele and C. Lymari

🖤💀  𝗛𝗢𝗧 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗘 💀 🖤

𝗥𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗱𝗼𝗺, the final book in the Boneyard Kings trilogy from Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Becca Steele and author C. Lymari is LIVE!

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BLURB

Bad things happened in threes, but they turned out to be a blessing in disguise. 

There was no escape from the Boneyard Kings, but now we’re on the same side.

Our enemies came, but we didn’t let them break us. 

They thought they could take us down, but they underestimated our strength. 

Now, three rivals stand against three kings and their queen, and they’re about to see just how ruthless our kingdom can be.

The game of chess is in play, and only one side can claim victory.

Who will be the one to call checkmate?

PURCHASE LINK

Amazon Universal:  https://mybook.to/boneyardkings3

Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3iqwqCs

Catch up with the trilogy:

🖤💀 Merciless Kings – Amazon Universal: http://mybook.to/boneyardkings1

🖤💀 Vicious Queen – Amazon Universal: https://mybook.to/boneyardkings2

ABOUT BECCA STEELE

Becca Steele is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of M/F and M/M romance. She currently lives in the south of England with her husband, two kids, and a whole horde of characters that reside inside her head.

When she’s not writing, you can find her reading or watching Netflix, usually with a glass of wine in hand. Failing that, she’ll be online hunting for memes, or wasting time making her 500th Spotify playlist.

BECCA STEELE LINKS

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ABOUT C. LYMARI

Claudia lives in the Chicagoland suburbs, and when she’s not busy chasing after her adorable little spawn, she’s fighting with the characters in her head. After not being able to keep up with them, she decided enough was enough and wrote her first novel. C. Lymari writes both sweet and dark romances that will give you all the feels. Her other talents include binge-watching shows on Netflix and eating all kinds of chips.

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New Release – RUTHLESS KINGDOM by Beecca Steele and C. Lymari

🖤💀  𝗛𝗢𝗧 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗘 💀 🖤

𝗥𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗱𝗼𝗺, the final book in the Boneyard Kings trilogy from Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Becca Steele and author C. Lymari is LIVE!

#1-click today!

BLURB

Bad things happened in threes, but they turned out to be a blessing in disguise. 

There was no escape from the Boneyard Kings, but now we’re on the same side.

Our enemies came, but we didn’t let them break us. 

They thought they could take us down, but they underestimated our strength. 

Now, three rivals stand against three kings and their queen, and they’re about to see just how ruthless our kingdom can be.

The game of chess is in play, and only one side can claim victory.

Who will be the one to call checkmate?

PURCHASE LINK

Amazon Universal:  https://mybook.to/boneyardkings3

Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3iqwqCs

Catch up with the trilogy:

🖤💀 Merciless Kings – Amazon Universal: http://mybook.to/boneyardkings1

🖤💀 Vicious Queen – Amazon Universal: https://mybook.to/boneyardkings2

ABOUT BECCA STEELE

Becca Steele is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of M/F and M/M romance. She currently lives in the south of England with her husband, two kids, and a whole horde of characters that reside inside her head.

When she’s not writing, you can find her reading or watching Netflix, usually with a glass of wine in hand. Failing that, she’ll be online hunting for memes, or wasting time making her 500th Spotify playlist.

BECCA STEELE LINKS

Facebook | Becca’s Book Bar | Instagram | Newsletter | BookBub | Amazon | TikTok

ABOUT C. LYMARI

Claudia lives in the Chicagoland suburbs, and when she’s not busy chasing after her adorable little spawn, she’s fighting with the characters in her head. After not being able to keep up with them, she decided enough was enough and wrote her first novel. C. Lymari writes both sweet and dark romances that will give you all the feels. Her other talents include binge-watching shows on Netflix and eating all kinds of chips.

C. LYMARI LINKS

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Review – Ruthless Kingdom by Becca Steele and C. Lymari

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Ruthless Kingdom; Boneyard Kings #3
(#3 within a series)

Publication Date: May 13, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Trilogy/New Adult/Dark/Reverse Harem/Secret Society/Bully Romance

Author: Becca Steele and C. Lymari

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

I loved everything about this dark story, it contained steam, mystery, brotherhood, and so much more.

Picking up right where the big cliffhanger left me biting my nails, Ruthless Kingdom takes off running. Major players in the poison filled city are finally unmasked as pieces click into place of a major conspiracy.

Saint, Mateo, Callum, and Everly’s bond gets stronger than ever as they work to bring down the darkness that has engulfed the city and their own personal lives.

I loved how everything pieced together and played out while they strengthened their relationship. No stone was left unturned and I was extremely satisfied with the way this trilogy ended.

While Cal and Mateo seemed to soften as the story went along, the more I thought about it, I think we got to know more of their true selves. As Everly uncovered more about them, the hard men they displayed to everyone else was just a mask that they eventually took off just for her.

Now, Saint is an entirely different matter. He’s a goofball and that never changes, but his personality of self destruction dies down once he begins to care for Everly. His comic relief is the perfect mix for this dark tale and I adore Saint for keeping true to himself along with always wearing his huge heart on his sleeve.

The four really connected when they let go of their hurt, grief, anger, and sadness. Everything they needed was with each other, allowing them to move forward and truly begin their future together.

Synopsis:
The conclusion to the Boneyard Kings trilogy…

Bad things happened in threes, but they turned out to be a blessing in disguise. There was no escape from the Boneyard Kings, but now we’re on the same side.

Our enemies came, but we didn’t let them break us.
They thought they could take us down, but they underestimated our strength.

Now, three rivals stand against three kings and their queen, and they’re about to see just how ruthless our kingdom can be.
The game of chess is in play, and only one side can claim victory.
Who will be the one to call checkmate?

Ruthless Kingdom is a reverse harem romance with mature themes. This is book three in the Boneyard Kings series, and cannot be read as a standalone.

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Blog Tour – Reckless Princess by Tracy Lorraine

Release Date: May 5

The moment I discovered his lie, everything I thought I knew about him was destroyed in an instant.

I thought I knew pain.

I thought I knew grief.

I knew nothing.

And nothing could compare to the moment Toby ripped my heart right out of my chest. Confirming all my worst fears.

Shattering the very foundation my life has been built on.

It was all an act.

A sick and twisted game.

He’s nothing more than a monster.

Deception is his weapon.

And now I’m his victim.

Rock bottom is a familiar place, and once again I’m trying to drag myself out of the pits of despair.

But fate is an evil master, and before long I find myself with no other place to turn… but him.

He might be cruel.

Reckless.

Dangerous.

But I also know that he’ll do anything to right his wrongs.

Despite my tattered heart, and my better judgment, I know he’s still trying to prove to me that he’s not all bad. That the sweet guy I fell so hard for really does exists.

But will it be enough?

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Meet Tracy Lorraine

Tracy Lorraine is a M/F and M/M contemporary romance author.

Tracy has recently-ish turned thirty and lives in a cute Cotswold village in England with her husband, baby girl and lovable but slightly crazy dog. Having always been a bookaholic with her head stuck in her Kindle, Tracy decided to try her hand at a story idea she dreamt up. Molly and Ryan were born and the rest is history, as they say!

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New Release – Reckless Princess by Tracy Lorraine

 Release Date: May 5

The moment I discovered his lie, everything I thought I knew about him was destroyed in an instant. 

 

I thought I knew pain. 

I thought I knew grief. 

I knew nothing. 

 

And nothing could compare to the moment Toby ripped my heart right out of my chest. Confirming all my worst fears. 

Shattering the very foundation my life has been built on. 

 

It was all an act. 

A sick and twisted game. 

He’s nothing more than a monster. 

Deception is his weapon. 

And now I’m his victim. 

 

Rock bottom is a familiar place, and once again I’m trying to drag myself out of the pits of despair.

But fate is an evil master, and before long I find myself with no other place to turn… but him. 

 

He might be cruel. 

Reckless. 

Dangerous. 

But I also know that he’ll do anything to right his wrongs. 

 

Despite my tattered heart, and my better judgment, I know he’s still trying to prove to me that he’s not all bad. That the sweet guy I fell so hard for really does exists.

 

But will it be enough?

Grab Your Copy Here:

Amazon 

Free in KU 

Begin the series for FREE with One Reckless Knight – you can grab it here

Meet Tracy Lorraine

 

Tracy Lorraine is a M/F and M/M contemporary romance author.

Tracy has recently-ish turned thirty and lives in a cute Cotswold village in England with her husband, baby girl and lovable but slightly crazy dog. Having always been a bookaholic with her head stuck in her Kindle, Tracy decided to try her hand at a story idea she dreamt up. Molly and Ryan were born and the rest is history, as they say!

 

Connect with Tracy Lorraine 

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Review – Reckless Princess by Tracy Lorraine

Reckless Princess; Knights Ridge Empire #8
(#2 within a trilogy, and #8 within a series)

Publication Date: May 5, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Trilogy/New Adult/Bully/Mafia/Dark Romance

Author: Tracy Lorraine

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Toby really hates being coined as the nice guy, but….sigh…the way he is with Jodie is amazing. Sweet, protective, super alpha hot, but yeah, he’s also kinda of nice and there is nothing wrong with that because I adore Toby.

On the flip side, Toby is also a bad boy, he grew up in the mafia after all. His monster is the side he struggles with, not that it isn’t instinctual at this point in his life, but his monster has hurt the girl he’s come to care for and he doesn’t know how to win her back.

Jodie is hurt, she’s broken, and she’s more confused than ever. She was totally falling for Toby, but he ripped her heart out. However, once she’s had a moment to think and truths come to light, can she forgive the monster and be with the man she was falling for.

This book has ups and downs, sweet moments, steamy moments, and everything in between. Tracy continues to make characters I fall for, that top each other, and Toby and Jodie are sitting pretty in the number one spot.

Toby is the best of both worlds, completely sweet with a dark side that is possessive and a bit stalkerish. A total package. It’s no wonder he took over as my favorite Knight.

Reckless Princess ends on an emotional cliffhanger and I can hardly wait to find out what happens next.

Synopsis:

USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tracy Lorraine brings you the next installment of her dark mafia, high school bully romance story set in the Knight’s Ridge Empire world.

I thought I knew pain.

I thought I’d experienced grief and loss.

But nothing could compare to the moment Toby reached into my chest and ripped my heart out. Shattering the very foundations my life has been built on.

Everything I thought I knew about him was destroyed in an instant. Confirming all my worst fears.

The man he’s shown himself to be has been an act.

A deception.

A sick and twisted game.

He’s nothing more than a monster.

I’m at rock bottom once again, trying to drag myself out of the pit of despair.

But fate is an evil master, and before long I find myself with no other place to turn but him.

He might be cruel.

Reckless.

Dangerous.

But I also know that he’ll do anything to right his wrongs.

Because despite my tattered heart, he’s still trying to prove to me that he’s not all bad. That the sweet guy I fell so hard for really exists.

But will it be enough?

Dear Reader,
Reckless Princess is the second book in the Reckless trilogy in my Knight’s Ridge Empire series.

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Review – Vicious Queen by Becca Steele and C. Lymari

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Vicious Queen; Boneyard Kings #2
(#2 within a series)

Publication Date: March 10, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Trilogy/Gang/Bully/Reverse Harem/Dark Romance

Author: Becca Steele and C. Lymari

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

A non-stop thrill ride as the Boneyard kings all fall for their queen in this high energy, dark romance.

Waking in the hospital, Everly has questions on how she arrived there as she wakes with gaps in her memory. This is the point we left her after the huge cliffhanger in book one. The Boneyard kings; Matteo, Saint, and Callum were originally set upon teaching her a lesson, but they didn’t expect things to end up as they did nor how their feelings would change upon almost losing her.

With gaps in Everly’s memory, she tries to piece together how exactly she landed in the hospital and why the Bonekings seem more protective of her, but one thing is certain, she’s developing feelings for each man and she’s unable to stop what’s evolving between all four of them. Super spicy times, both all together and alone with each couple as Everly’s relationships develop into something more than just antagonist good times.

This book delves deeper into the background of the boys, the relationship they had before they came to live at the junkyard and their lost brother, Erick. The mystery keeps unfolding, while also adding pieces to the ever evolving storyline. There is a darkness slithering throughout the town and finding the culprit who is at the heart of it all, is still hidden in the shadows.

There is still a lot of story to unfold and I’m excited to see how it all plays out in the end, while Everly falls more for her guys and vice versa.

Synopsis:

They told me bad things happen in threes, and they did.
But what comes next?

My troubles are only beginning, and those I thought I could trust might be the ones who end up breaking me.
But I won’t give up.
They might think I’m just a pawn, but I’ll beat them at their own game.
If I want to win, a vicious queen I’ll become.

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Review – Ruin by Caitlyn Dare

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Ruin; Red Ridge Sinners MC #1 
(#1 within a series)

Publication Date: February 3, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Dark/Enemies-to-Lovers/Reverse Harem/New Adult/MC Romance

Author: Caitlyn Dare

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Whew!! Smokin’ hot start to Red Ridge Sinners!!

Ruin is off to a great start and I already want more! I want to dig into all the secrets, I definitely want more of the bad boy Zach and tenderhearted Diesel. Both of these men have layers that I want to peel back to find more of what they hold. Then there is Jax…that boy is the holding both secrets and problems and I want to find out if he is going to join in on what Zach and Diesel have already unlocked within River?

Whew, speaking of River, she is both lucky and in a ton of trouble with these men. They are tearing her apart emotionally while also denying themselves what could be a wonderful connection. At the same time, River is surrounded by people who have stable and perfect relationships and her heart aches everyday to have something just like that. She hates to admit that it hurts to see her family so happy when she isn’t and she doesn’t know why she’s drawn to men who continue to reject her.

While Zach and River burn the hottest in this first book….and wow, are they hawt…my heart broke for River with the other two guys. River isn’t your typical MC princess and didn’t grow up in this world, but there is still a fire inside her that comes out and I love when she releases it.

Red Ridge Sinners is an interconnected, standalone. Perfect for fans of Caitlyn Dare, but also perfect for any new readers just picking up this series.  I can hardly wait for the next book!

Synopsis:

My whole life I’ve been treated like some innocent naïve girl. Shielded from the dark and dangerous world my big brother inhabits.

But not any longer.

Now, Savage Falls is my home, the Sinners MC, my family. I’m the new club princess, a burden I neither want nor need.

Because I’m not as innocent as they all think.

Not by a long shot.

Not when I spend most of my days dreaming of them. Club prospect Jax Pitman, my best friend’s older brother Diesel Walker, and the Red Ridge Chapter’s newest bad boy Zach Stone.

One of them broke my heart.
One refuses to fix it.
And one of them is slowly bringing me back to life.

But together…

Together, they might just ruin me.

RUIN is a full length dark enemies-to-lovers/bully romance. This is a why choose novel, meaning the main character has more than one love interest. It is book one in the series.

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Blog Tour – Wicked Empire by Tracy Lorraine

WICKED EMPIRE (Knight’s Ridge Empire #3) by Tracy Lorraine
Release Date: December 16th
Genre/Tropes: Dark Mafia/High school/Bully Romance

NOW AVAILABLE!! FREE IN KU!!
http://mybook.to/WickedEmpire

Wicked.
Ruthless.
Vicious.

Welcome to the underworld of Knight’s Ridge. An empire steeped in history, wealth, secrets, and lies. Where nothing is quite as it seems, and the shadows lingering around every corner are ready to drag you into the darkness.

If you want a white Knight to save you, you’re in the wrong place…

Add to Goodreads:
https://bit.ly/KR3-GR

START the series with a FREE prequel, Wicked Summer Knight!!!
Ebook: https://books2read.com/WSK
Audio: https://bit.ly/WSK-AUDIO

Wicked Summer Knight is a prequel to the Knight’s Ridge Empire series. It was previously released in the Hot Summer School Nights anthology

WICKED KNIGHT #1
mybook.to/WickedKnight

WICKED PRINCESS #2
mybook.to/WickedPrincess

Blurb:
USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tracy Lorraine brings you the next installment of her new dark mafia, high school bully romance series.
The empire is crumbling…
She didn’t believe me. Even now she doesn’t want to.
But as sirens ring out in the distance and she stares into my eyes— there is no denying it.
No denying her. Or the truth.
The threat is closer than we ever imagined and uncovering that truth is more deadly than the lies she grew up believing.
We’re at our breaking point, but I’m not going down without a fight. And I’m sure as hell not going to lose her. Not after everything we’ve endured.
Stella Doukas might have started out as her father’s little princess.
But I’m going to make her my queen.

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Dear Readers,
Wicked Empire is the third and final in Stella and Sebastian’s trilogy and the first couple’s story in my Knight’s Ridge Empire series. This book is a dark bully romance that contains mature content and demanding alphaholes that some readers may find disturbing. You have been warned.

About the Author:
Tracy Lorraine is a new adult and contemporary romance author.
Tracy has recently-ish turned thirty and lives in a cute Cotswold village in England with her husband, baby girl and lovable but slightly crazy dog. Having always been a bookaholic with her head stuck in her Kindle Tracy decided to try her hand at a story idea she dreamt up and hasn’t looked back since.

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Website: https://tracylorraine.com
Facebook: https://facebook.com/tracylorraineauthor
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New Release – WICKED EMPIRE by Tracy Lorraine

WICKED EMPIRE (Knight’s Ridge Empire #3) by Tracy Lorraine

🖤🖤 𝗛𝗢𝗧 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗘 🖤 🖤

WICKED EMPIRE by Tracy Lorraine is LIVE! 

Genre/Tropes: Dark Mafia/High school/Bully Romance

Add to Goodreads:

https://bit.ly/KR3-GR

#𝟭-𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆!

mybook.to/WickedEmpire

Wicked.

Ruthless.

Vicious.

Welcome to the underworld of Knight’s Ridge. An empire steeped in history, wealth, secrets, and lies. Where nothing is quite as it seems, and the shadows lingering around every corner are ready to drag you into the darkness.

If you want a white Knight to save you, you’re in the wrong place…

START the series with a FREE prequel, Wicked Summer Knight!!!

Ebook: https://books2read.com/WSK

Audio: https://bit.ly/WSK-AUDIO

Wicked Summer Knight is a prequel to the Knight’s Ridge Empire series. It was previously released in the Hot Summer School Nights anthology

WICKED KNIGHT #1

mybook.to/WickedKnight

WICKED PRINCESS #2

mybook.to/WickedPrincess

Blurb:

USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tracy Lorraine brings you the next installment of her new dark mafia, high school bully romance series.

The empire is crumbling…

She didn’t believe me. Even now she doesn’t want to.

But as sirens ring out in the distance and she stares into my eyes— there is no denying it.

No denying her. Or the truth.

The threat is closer than we ever imagined and uncovering that truth is more deadly than the lies she grew up believing.

We’re at our breaking point, but I’m not going down without a fight. And I’m sure as hell not going to lose her. Not after everything we’ve endured.

Stella Doukas might have started out as her father’s little princess.

But I’m going to make her my queen.

Dear Readers,

Wicked Empire is the third and final in Stella and Sebastian’s trilogy and the first couple’s story in my Knight’s Ridge Empire series. This book is a dark bully romance that contains mature content and demanding alphaholes that some readers may find disturbing. You have been warned.

Read Kay’s Review: Wicked Empire

About the Author:

Tracy Lorraine is a new adult and contemporary romance author.

Tracy has recently-ish turned thirty and lives in a cute Cotswold village in England with her husband, baby girl and lovable but slightly crazy dog. Having always been a bookaholic with her head stuck in her Kindle Tracy decided to try her hand at a story idea she dreamt up and hasn’t looked back since.

Connect w/Tracy:

Website: https://tracylorraine.com

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Book Reviews, Bully Romance, Dark Romance, Mafia/Gang/Secret Society Romance, New Adult, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – Wicked Empire by Tracy Lorraine

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Wicked Empire; Knight’s Ridge Empire #3 
(#3 within a trilogy)

Publication Date: December 16, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Trilogy/Dark/New Adult/Bully/Mafia Romance

Author: Tracy Lorraine

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Lorraine pulled out all the stops for this roller coaster of a ride with an epic end to the beginning of this fantastic trilogy!

Seb and Stella are a totally badass couple and perfectly made for one another. In this third book of the trilogy, these two not only race against finding the threat who has been attacking them, but they also face new obstacles that threaten their new found happiness. It’s a real emotional ride.

Seb and Stella are extremely hot, hands down, but there is a ton of mounting tension between another couple, which made this book extra good. While Seb and Stella’s story may be over, Tracy has set this world up with rich character development and fully connected plot lines from her other books, but never fear, this world completely stands on its own.

Knight’s Ridge Empire has been one of Tracy’s best so far and I’m totally looking forward to more from these characters and this world.

Synopsis:

USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tracy Lorraine brings you the next installment of her new dark mafia, high school bully romance series.

She didn’t want to believe me.

She wanted to believe the threat wasn’t really there.

But as the sirens ring out in the distance and she stares down into my eyes, she can no longer deny what’s right in front of her.

I’m not going to go down without a fight.

And I’m sure as hell not going to lose her now.

Even as our stubbornness tries to force us apart, severing everything we’ve built thus far.

With our nerves frayed and tempers close to breaking point, our fractured family sets about discovering the truth.

But we soon uncover more corruption and betrayal that only causes more pain to those I love.

Our entire empire is at risk, and it’s time to put the past behind us and carve out the future we deserve.

Dear Readers,

Wicked Empire is the third and final in Stella and Sebastian’s trilogy and the first couples story in my Knight’s Ridge Empire series. This book is a dark bully romance that contains mature content and demanding alphaholes that some readers may find disturbing. You have been warned.

Wicked Knight (Knight's Ridge Empire, #1) Wicked Princess (Knight's Ridge Empire, #2)

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Blog Tour – Merciless Kings by Becca Steele and C. Lymari

𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗪𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗝𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗨𝗦𝗔 𝗧𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿 𝗕𝗲𝗰𝗰𝗮 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿 𝗖. 𝗟𝘆𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗶 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝗠𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗶𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀, 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝟭 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘆𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆! 𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗸 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀/𝗯𝘂𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗺 𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲!

#O𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆!

 Amazon Universal: http://mybook.to/boneyardkings1

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They say bad things happen in threes.

The first was when I lost my parents.

The second came when I had to leave behind everything I knew to move across the world to live with my only remaining relative.

But what was life for, if not for living? So I kept moving.

Then the third thing happened, just as I was about to begin my junior year at the prestigious Blackstone University.

I caught the eye of not one, not two, but three of the most infamous guys on campus. The three guys from the wrong side of the tracks.

Saint. Mateo. Callum. Merciless. Vicious. Ruthless. I don’t know what I’ve done wrong, but they have me in their sights. There’s nowhere I can run, nowhere I can hide. No escape from the Boneyard Kings.

𝑁𝑜𝑤 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑒𝑒 𝑏𝑜𝑦𝑠 ℎ𝑎𝑑 ℎ𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑠. 𝑇𝑜 𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑑, 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 ℎ𝑎𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑠. 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑠𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑒𝑒 𝑏𝑜𝑦𝑠 𝑤𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑠𝑒, 𝑐𝑢𝑛𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑝. 𝐵𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑒𝑡𝑠 𝑏𝑜𝑤𝑒𝑑 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑛𝑜 𝑜𝑛𝑒, 𝑢𝑛𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑎 𝑚𝑒𝑟𝑐𝑖𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑦𝑜𝑢’𝑑 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑒…

Merciless Kings is a reverse harem romance with enemies to lovers and bullying themes. This is book one in the Boneyard Kings series, and cannot be read as a standalone.

 Add to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/MercilessKings-GR

ABOUT BECCA STEELE

Becca Steele is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling romance author. She currently lives in the south of England with a whole horde of characters that reside inside her head.

When she’s not writing, you can find her reading or watching Netflix, usually with a glass of wine in hand. Failing that, she’ll be online hunting for memes, or wasting time making her 500th Spotify playlist.

BECCA STEELE LINKS

Facebook | Becca’s Book Bar | Instagram | Goodreads | Newsletter | BookBub | Amazon | TikTok

ABOUT C. LYMARI

Claudia lives in the Chicagoland suburbs, and when she’s not busy chasing after her adorable little spawn, she’s fighting with the characters in her head. After not being able to keep up with them, she decided enough was enough and wrote her first novel.

Claudia writes both sweet and dark romances that will give you all the feels. Her other talents include binge watching shows on Netflix and eating all kinds of chips.

C. LYMARI LINKS

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New Release – Merciless Kings by Becca Steele and C. Lymari

𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗪𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗝𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗨𝗦𝗔 𝗧𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿 𝗕𝗲𝗰𝗰𝗮 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿 𝗖. 𝗟𝘆𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗶 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝗠𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗶𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀, 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝟭 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘆𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆! 𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗸 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀/𝗯𝘂𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗺 𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲!

#O𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆!

 Amazon Universal: http://mybook.to/boneyardkings1

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They say bad things happen in threes.

The first was when I lost my parents.

The second came when I had to leave behind everything I knew to move across the world to live with my only remaining relative.

But what was life for, if not for living? So I kept moving.

Then the third thing happened, just as I was about to begin my junior year at the prestigious Blackstone University.

I caught the eye of not one, not two, but three of the most infamous guys on campus. The three guys from the wrong side of the tracks.

Saint. Mateo. Callum. Merciless. Vicious. Ruthless. I don’t know what I’ve done wrong, but they have me in their sights. There’s nowhere I can run, nowhere I can hide. No escape from the Boneyard Kings.

𝑁𝑜𝑤 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑒𝑒 𝑏𝑜𝑦𝑠 ℎ𝑎𝑑 ℎ𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑠. 𝑇𝑜 𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑑, 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 ℎ𝑎𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑠. 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑠𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑒𝑒 𝑏𝑜𝑦𝑠 𝑤𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑠𝑒, 𝑐𝑢𝑛𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑝. 𝐵𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑒𝑡𝑠 𝑏𝑜𝑤𝑒𝑑 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑛𝑜 𝑜𝑛𝑒, 𝑢𝑛𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑎 𝑚𝑒𝑟𝑐𝑖𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑦𝑜𝑢’𝑑 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑒…

Merciless Kings is a reverse harem romance with enemies to lovers and bullying themes. This is book one in the Boneyard Kings series, and cannot be read as a standalone.

 Add to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/MercilessKings-GR

About the Authors:

Becca Steele is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling romance author. She currently lives in the south of England with a whole horde of characters that reside inside her head.

When she’s not writing, you can find her reading or watching Netflix, usually with a glass of wine in hand. Failing that, she’ll be online hunting for memes, or wasting time making her 500th Spotify playlist.

Stalker links
http://linktr.ee/authorbeccasteele

Claudia lives in the Chicagoland suburbs, and when she’s not busy chasing after her adorable little spawn, she’s fighting with the characters in her head. After not being able to keep up with them, she decided enough was enough and wrote her first novel.

Claudia writes both sweet and dark romances that will give you all the feels. Her other talents include binge watching shows on Netflix and eating all kinds of chips.

Sign up for my newsletter
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Review – Merciless Kings by Becca Steele and C. Lymari

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Merciless Kings; Boneyard Kings #1 
(#1 within a series)

Publication Date: December 9, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Intrigue/Reverse Harem/Bully/New Adult Romance

Author: Becca Steele and C. Lymari

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

The mystery of this story stays throughout the entire book and WOW the cliffhanger at the end, Merciless Kings, is a hot, bully read that is unputdownable!

The Boneyard Kings set their sights on Everly at the start of the school year, something she doesn’t want and didn’t ask for. The reputations of the Kings, bad boys from the wrong side of town, invade her life to the point that she can barely breathe, but for what nefarious purpose?

Saint, Matteo, and Callum are brothers, not by blood, but bonded through tough experiences and the foster system. These Kings play a game of cat and mouse with Everly, herding her towards their own agenda, but each in a different way.

Saint is definitely the easy going, goofier guy, with a touch of the devil inside him. Although there are times he gives off the vibe where Everly shouldn’t be taken in by her laid back persona, but does she listen?

Matteo reminds me of a teakettle right on the verge of exploding. He lives his life like a powder keg one match away from detonating everyone around him. However, Everly is also drawn to the duality that Matteo gives off.

Lastly, we have Callum, the cold, calculated King. He views the world in black and white and there is no room for the grays that Everly may live in. To him she is either a pawn or the queen there is no in between.

I’m truly excited to continue this journey and see how Everly unlocks the Kings secrets, but how they pull out hers as well.

Synopsis:

They say bad things happen in threes.
The first was when I lost my parents.
The second came when I had to leave behind everything I knew to move across the world to live with my only remaining relative.
But what was life for, if not for living? So I kept moving.

Then the third thing happened, just as I was about to begin my junior year at the prestigious Blackstone University.
I caught the eye of not one, not two, but three of the most infamous guys on campus. The three guys from the wrong side of the tracks.
Saint, Mateo, and Callum.
And now that they have me in their sights, I know that there’s nowhere I can hide.
There’s no escape from the Boneyard Kings.

Saint. Mateo. Callum.
Merciless. Vicious. Ruthless.
I don’t know what I’ve done wrong, but they have me in their sights.
There’s nowhere I can run, nowhere I can hide.
No escape from the Boneyard Kings.

Now the three boys had hate in their hearts.
To get what they wanted, they had to play their parts.
These three boys were wise, cunning, and sharp.
Because the streets bowed for no one, unless a merciless king you’d become

Merciless Kings is a dark college enemies to lovers/bully reverse harem romance, and contains mature content. This is book one in the Boneyard Kings series, and cannot be read as a standalone.

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At Bookbub under Kayreader
or you can follow me on Facebook at Kay Daniels Romance

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Blog Tour – Wicked Trials by Elena Lawson

New Release 

Release Date: November 19

This wasn’t supposed to happen. I was supposed to glide through senior year unnoticed and ride into the sunset on the back of my aunt’s inflated bank account. I was supposed to be in control.

Now they are.

The trials will last 60 days. They can happen anytime, anyplace, and anyone or anything is fair game. I won’t see them coming. I’ll need to be ready at all times. Prepared to fight, to steal, to save, and to kill at Diesel St. Crow’s command.

While I sit on standby, he’s ordered his sons to keep an eye on me, and they’ve become my own personal wardens.

Corvus, Rook, and Grey. Their watchful stares will make destroying them from the inside harder than I planned for.

But as truths are dragged out of the shadows and new dangers emerge, I may be forced to accept that they are more than armed roadblocks in my path. They might also be my only hope of survival.

Wicked Trials is a full-length dark enemies-to-lovers reverse harem romance, meaning the main character will have more than one love interest. It is book two in the Boys of Briar Hall series and should be read after Crooked Crows.

Warning: This is a dark gang romance. It contains foul language, explicit sexual content, graphic depictions of gang violence, dubcon, and jealous/possessive themes. Recommended for readers aged eighteen and up. Please read responsibly.

Add To Your Goodreads TBR List!

Elena writes stories full of feisty heroines and unforgettable heroes. She may also have a small thing for bad boys and often gravitates towards the darker things in life. When she comes out of her writing cave, she can be found obsessively rearranging her bookshelves, drinking an unreasonable amount of wine, or cooking overly fancy meals for her family and friends.
 
           Connect with Elena Lawson
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Blog Tour – Wicked Princess by Tracy Lorraine

WICKED PRINCESS

(Knight’s Ridge Empire #2) by Tracy Lorraine
Release Date: November 18th

Wicked.
Ruthless.
Vicious.

Welcome to the underworld of Knight’s Ridge. An empire steeped in history, wealth, secrets, and lies. Where nothing is quite as it seems, and the shadows lingering around every corner are ready to drag you into the darkness.

If you want a white Knight to save you, you’re in the wrong place…

AVAILABLE NOW!!! FREE IN KU!!!
Amazon: mybook.to/WickedPrincess

Add to Goodreads:
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Read Kay’s Review: Wicked Princess

WICKED NIGHT #1
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PREORDER #3 WICKED EMPIRE!!
Amazon release on Dec 16th: http://mybook.to/WickedEmpire
Wide release on December 14th : https://books2read.com/WickedEmpireThree

START the series with a FREE prequel, Wicked Summer Knight!!!
Ebook: https://books2read.com/WSK
Audio: https://bit.ly/WSK-AUDIO

Wicked Summer Knight is a prequel to the Knight’s Ridge Empire series. It was previously released in the Hot Summer School Nights anthology

Blurb:
USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tracy Lorraine brings you the next installment of her new dark mafia, high school bully romance series.
My entire life has been a lie…
And the one person I allowed myself to trust has shattered any illusion I had left about who I was and where I came from.
The men around me have proved just how unworthy they really are, and now I’m caught in the middle of something far more dangerous than I ever could have imagined.
The secrets.
The lies.
They all tangle together.
My father had to know this day would come. That his past would catch up with both of us.
Sebastian wanted me as pawn, and then for himself, but he seems to have forgotten who he’s dealing with.
I’m Stella Doukas… mafia princess. I bend for no man.
Not even the one who’s stolen my heart.

Dear Readers,
Wicked Princess is the second book in Stella and Sebastian’s trilogy and the first couples story in my Knight’s Ridge Empire series. This book is a dark bully romance that contains mature content and demanding alphaholes that some readers may find disturbing. You have been warned.

About the Author:
Tracy Lorraine is a new adult and contemporary romance author.
Tracy has recently-ish turned thirty and lives in a cute Cotswold village in England with her husband, baby girl and lovable but slightly crazy dog. Having always been a bookaholic with her head stuck in her Kindle Tracy decided to try her hand at a story idea she dreamt up and hasn’t looked back since.

Connect w/Tracy:
Website: https://tracylorraine.com
Facebook: https://facebook.com/tracylorraineauthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tracy_l_author
Instagram: https://instagram.com/tracy_lorraine_author
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14879450.Tracy_Lorraine
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/tracy-lorraine
Amazon: https://amzn.to/36qmSBJ
NL Signup: https://tracylorraine.com/newsletter

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New Release – Wicked Trials by Elena Lawson

New Release 

Release Date: November 19

This wasn’t supposed to happen. I was supposed to glide through senior year unnoticed and ride into the sunset on the back of my aunt’s inflated bank account. I was supposed to be in control.

Now they are.

The trials will last 60 days. They can happen anytime, anyplace, and anyone or anything is fair game. I won’t see them coming. I’ll need to be ready at all times. Prepared to fight, to steal, to save, and to kill at Diesel St. Crow’s command.

While I sit on standby, he’s ordered his sons to keep an eye on me, and they’ve become my own personal wardens.

Corvus, Rook, and Grey. Their watchful stares will make destroying them from the inside harder than I planned for.

But as truths are dragged out of the shadows and new dangers emerge, I may be forced to accept that they are more than armed roadblocks in my path. They might also be my only hope of survival.

Wicked Trials is a full-length dark enemies-to-lovers reverse harem romance, meaning the main character will have more than one love interest. It is book two in the Boys of Briar Hall series and should be read after Crooked Crows.

Warning: This is a dark gang romance. It contains foul language, explicit sexual content, graphic depictions of gang violence, dubcon, and jealous/possessive themes. Recommended for readers aged eighteen and up. Please read responsibly.

Add To Your Goodreads TBR List!

Elena writes stories full of feisty heroines and unforgettable heroes. She may also have a small thing for bad boys and often gravitates towards the darker things in life. When she comes out of her writing cave, she can be found obsessively rearranging her bookshelves, drinking an unreasonable amount of wine, or cooking overly fancy meals for her family and friends.
 
           Connect with Elena Lawson
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Blog Tour – Pembroke Prep by Becker Gray

Pembroke Prep by Becker Gray is now live!

“A forbidden romance full of angst and delicious desire. You’re not going to want to leave Pembroke Prep.” – Amazon Top #10 bestselling author Ivy Smoak

The rich boy with a powerful family…
The new girl with her head down…
A scorching hot bully romance!

“From arrogant boys and the school that made them kings, to pleated skirts and scandalous kisses, Wicked Idol is a refreshing take on my favorite genre. I couldn’t put this book down. Becker Gray is one to watch!” – Mary Catherine Gebhard, author of Heartless Hero

PEMBROKE PREP contains 3 full-length novels. Walk the halls of the most exclusive prep school alongside the band of friends called the Hellfire Club.

  Download today on Amazon, Apple Books, Google Play, Kobo, Barnes & Noble!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3zIoMd3

Apple Books: https://apple.co/3CBD7tA

Nook: https://bit.ly/3hZeKOt

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3hZfcfD

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3kwUbul

Add to Goodreads:
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Read Kay’s Review: Pembroke Prep

Meet Becker Gray

Becker Gray is the brainchild of two best friends who love rich boys in peacoats. The Hellfire Club is their first series together.

Connect w/Becker:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorbeckergray
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3mkhO8x
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Website: https://www.beckergray.com/

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New Release – Wicked Princess by Tracy Lorraine

WICKED PRINCESS

(Knight’s Ridge Empire #2) by Tracy Lorraine
Release Date: November 18th

Wicked.
Ruthless.
Vicious.

Welcome to the underworld of Knight’s Ridge. An empire steeped in history, wealth, secrets, and lies. Where nothing is quite as it seems, and the shadows lingering around every corner are ready to drag you into the darkness.

If you want a white Knight to save you, you’re in the wrong place…

AVAILABLE NOW!!! FREE IN KU!!!
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WICKED NIGHT #1
mybook.to/WickedKnight

PREORDER #3 WICKED EMPIRE!!
Amazon release on Dec 16th: http://mybook.to/WickedEmpire
Wide release on December 14th : https://books2read.com/WickedEmpireThree

START the series with a FREE prequel, Wicked Summer Knight!!!
Ebook: https://books2read.com/WSK
Audio: https://bit.ly/WSK-AUDIO

Wicked Summer Knight is a prequel to the Knight’s Ridge Empire series. It was previously released in the Hot Summer School Nights anthology

Blurb:
USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tracy Lorraine brings you the next installment of her new dark mafia, high school bully romance series.
My entire life has been a lie…
And the one person I allowed myself to trust has shattered any illusion I had left about who I was and where I came from.
The men around me have proved just how unworthy they really are, and now I’m caught in the middle of something far more dangerous than I ever could have imagined.
The secrets.
The lies.
They all tangle together.
My father had to know this day would come. That his past would catch up with both of us.
Sebastian wanted me as pawn, and then for himself, but he seems to have forgotten who he’s dealing with.
I’m Stella Doukas… mafia princess. I bend for no man.
Not even the one who’s stolen my heart.

Dear Readers,
Wicked Princess is the second book in Stella and Sebastian’s trilogy and the first couples story in my Knight’s Ridge Empire series. This book is a dark bully romance that contains mature content and demanding alphaholes that some readers may find disturbing. You have been warned.

About the Author:
Tracy Lorraine is a new adult and contemporary romance author.
Tracy has recently-ish turned thirty and lives in a cute Cotswold village in England with her husband, baby girl and lovable but slightly crazy dog. Having always been a bookaholic with her head stuck in her Kindle Tracy decided to try her hand at a story idea she dreamt up and hasn’t looked back since.

Connect w/Tracy:
Website: https://tracylorraine.com
Facebook: https://facebook.com/tracylorraineauthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tracy_l_author
Instagram: https://instagram.com/tracy_lorraine_author
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14879450.Tracy_Lorraine
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New Release – Pembroke Prep by Becker Gray

Pembroke Prep by Becker Gray is now live!

“A forbidden romance full of angst and delicious desire. You’re not going to want to leave Pembroke Prep.” – Amazon Top #10 bestselling author Ivy Smoak

The rich boy with a powerful family…
The new girl with her head down…
A scorching hot bully romance!

“From arrogant boys and the school that made them kings, to pleated skirts and scandalous kisses, Wicked Idol is a refreshing take on my favorite genre. I couldn’t put this book down. Becker Gray is one to watch!” – Mary Catherine Gebhard, author of Heartless Hero

PEMBROKE PREP contains 3 full-length novels. Walk the halls of the most exclusive prep school alongside the band of friends called the Hellfire Club.

  Download today on Amazon, Apple Books, Google Play, Kobo, Barnes & Noble!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3zIoMd3

Apple Books: https://apple.co/3CBD7tA

Nook: https://bit.ly/3hZeKOt

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3hZfcfD

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3kwUbul

Add to Goodreads:
https://bit.ly/2VmGPY0

Read Kay’s Review: Pembroke Prep

Meet Becker Gray

Becker Gray is the brainchild of two best friends who love rich boys in peacoats. The Hellfire Club is their first series together.

Connect w/Becker:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorbeckergray
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3mkhO8x
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beckergray/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/120154153-becker-gray
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/authorbeckergray/boards/
Website: https://www.beckergray.com/

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Review – Pembroke Prep by Becker Gray

Pembroke Prep 
(A standalone collection)

Publication Date: November 16, 2021

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Bully Romance

Author: Becker Gray

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

I love delicious bad boys and the girls who bring them to their knees.

Pembroke Prep contains three full length novels about prestigious, young adults navigating their last year of prep school. This collection contains Wicked Idol, Callous Prince, and Brutal Blueblood. Three stories about a band of brothers in the Hellfire Club and the girls who steal their hearts.

Wicked Idol is about Keaton Constantine, the youngest brother in the Constantine family. Keaton becomes obsessed with the new headmaster’s daughter, Iris and even though Keaton’s life has already been mapped out for him and he should leave Iris alone, he just can’t.

Callous Prince is a steamy, enemies-to-lovers, angsty story. Lennox Lincoln-Ward has never made Sloane’s life easy, but she isn’t a girl who stands back and takes his bullying either. Their tit for tat is basically foreplay, just don’t tell them that.

Brutal Blueblood really turns up the heat. Owen Montgomery is a buttoned up British boy that finally meets his intellectual match in Tanith. This is a story of poor girl vs. rich boy, and had the perfect mix of plot and chemistry to really set my kindle on fire.

These are the first three books in Pembroke Prep and there are more bad boys in the Hellfire Club to fall in love with.

Synopsis:

The rich boy with a powerful family…

The new girl with her head down…

A scorching hot bully romance!

PEMBROKE PREP contains 3 full-length novels. Walk the halls of the most exclusive prep school alongside the band of friends called the Hellfire Club.

Pre-order Now!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3zIoMd3

Apple Books: https://apple.co/3CBD7tA

Nook: https://bit.ly/3hZeKOt

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3hZfcfD

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3kwUbul

Add to your Goodreads TBR:  https://bit.ly/2VmGPY0

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Review – Wicked Princess by Tracy Lorraine

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Wicked Princess; Knight’s Ridge Empire #2 
(#2 within a series)

Publication Date: November 16, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Dark/Bully/Mafia/New Adult Romance

Author: Tracy Lorraine

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Screaming!! Screaming!! I loved it all so I’m screaming!!

Wicked Princess is the middle book, but it was full of so much. Beginning right where Stella was stabbed and we are left with the big question of who would want to harm her? Sifting through every single person I was searching for clues. I need that answer and yet we are still hanging on a cliffhanger….let’s go back to the screaming part shall we….

While Seb and Stella have circled each other, taunting one another to the brink of harmful play, it isn’t until Seb finds her at the actual edge of death that something snaps in him and things drastically change. A realization that a life without her is no life at all, but Stella isn’t quite so easily swayed.

Stella has moved a lot in her life and she’s always adapted, but the lies and pain this time around just won’t go away. Trusting anyone is going to take time, especially Seb, the boy who purposely set out to hurt her. The one problem this time is he doesn’t seem to be giving up, but if she looks down deep, does she really want him to?

This book is juicy, filled with friends, emotions, and lots of growing pains. There is also more to come for both Seb and Stella and I’m so here for all of it.

Synopsis:

USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tracy Lorraine brings you the next installment of her new dark mafia, high school bully romance series.

My entire life has been a lie.

The one person I’ve trusted despite all his secrets has shattered my faith, and the men around me have proved just how unworthy they really are.

As my reality becomes clear, I discover that I’m right in the middle of something far more dangerous than I ever could have imagined.

I’ve always been a fighter. I’ve been trained that way.

But this time, all I can do is run.

Only, it isn’t that easy. Because there’s one person I’ve left behind who won’t allow me to.

But he’s going to get a shock, because he seems to have forgotten who he’s dealing with.

I’m Stella Doukas, mafia princess, and I will not bend for any man.

Even the one who’s stolen my heart.

Dear Readers,

Wicked Princess is the second book in Stella and Sebastian’s trilogy and the first couples story in my Knight’s Ridge Empire series. This book is a dark bully romance that contains mature content and demanding alphaholes that some readers may find disturbing. You have been warned.

Find more of my reviews on Amazon under Kayreader
on Goodreads under Kay Daniels Romance

At Bookbub under Kayreader
or you can follow me on Facebook at Kay Daniels Romance

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Blog Tour – WICKED KNIGHT by Tracy Lorraine

WICKED KNIGHT (Knight’s Ridge Empire #1) by Tracy Lorraine

Release Date: October 21st

AVAILABLE NOW! FREE IN KU!

Amazon: mybook.to/WickedKnight

START the series with a FREE prequel, Wicked Summer Knight!!!

Ebook: https://books2read.com/WSK

Audio: https://bit.ly/WSK-AUDIO

Wicked Summer Knight is a prequel to the Knight’s Ridge Empire series. It was previously released in the Hot Summer School Nights anthology

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56157584-wicked-knight

PREORDER WICKED PRINCESS #2

Amazon release on 11/18: mybook.to/WickedPrincess

Wide release on 11/16: https://books2read.com/WickedPrincessTwo

Blurb:

The truth is meant to set you free… but not my truth.

Mine has sent me deeper and darker, feeding my need for revenge. I want blood for those who wronged me and my family. And my so-called truth is ripping me apart, in a way lies never could.

Everyone else has moved on, but I can’t. Not until someone pays.

And it seems that fate is on my side this time, because the hellion girl from the graveyard is going to be my saving grace… and provide me with everything I crave.

The pain.

The vengeance.

The blood.

She has no idea what she’s been dragged into, but she’s going to regret every step she’s taken to get here.

Stella Doukas isn’t like any other girl I’ve encountered before.

She’s fierce, determined, and much stronger than I anticipated.

I might have met my match.

And that is not a good thing…

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Read Kay’s Review: Wicked Knight

Warning!!!

-Dub/non-con

-Bullying

-Knife and blood play

-Mutilation

-Humiliation

-Somnophilia

-Sexual violence

-Exhibitionism/voyeurism

About the Author:

Tracy Lorraine is a new adult and contemporary romance author.

Tracy has recently-ish turned thirty and lives in a cute Cotswold village in England with her husband, baby girl and lovable but slightly crazy dog. Having always been a bookaholic with her head stuck in her Kindle Tracy decided to try her hand at a story idea she dreamt up and hasn’t looked back since.

Connect w/Tracy:

Website: https://tracylorraine.com

Facebook: https://facebook.com/tracylorraineauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tracy_l_author

Instagram: https://instagram.com/tracy_lorraine_author

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14879450.Tracy_Lorraine

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/tracy-lorraine

Amazon: https://amzn.to/36qmSBJ

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New Release – WICKED KNIGHT by Tracy Lorraine

WICKED KNIGHT (Knight’s Ridge Empire #1) by Tracy Lorraine

Release Date: October 21st

AVAILABLE NOW! FREE IN KU!

Amazon: mybook.to/WickedKnight

START the series with a FREE prequel, Wicked Summer Knight!!!

Ebook: https://books2read.com/WSK

Audio: https://bit.ly/WSK-AUDIO

Wicked Summer Knight is a prequel to the Knight’s Ridge Empire series. It was previously released in the Hot Summer School Nights anthology

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56157584-wicked-knight

PREORDER WICKED PRINCESS #2

Amazon release on 11/18: mybook.to/WickedPrincess

Wide release on 11/16: https://books2read.com/WickedPrincessTwo

Blurb:

The truth is meant to set you free… but not my truth.

Mine has sent me deeper and darker, feeding my need for revenge. I want blood for those who wronged me and my family. And my so-called truth is ripping me apart, in a way lies never could.

Everyone else has moved on, but I can’t. Not until someone pays.

And it seems that fate is on my side this time, because the hellion girl from the graveyard is going to be my saving grace… and provide me with everything I crave.

The pain.

The vengeance.

The blood.

She has no idea what she’s been dragged into, but she’s going to regret every step she’s taken to get here.

Stella Doukas isn’t like any other girl I’ve encountered before.

She’s fierce, determined, and much stronger than I anticipated.

I might have met my match.

And that is not a good thing…

Reviewing bitmoji

Read Kay’s Review: Wicked Knight

Warning!!!

-Dub/non-con

-Bullying

-Knife and blood play

-Mutilation

-Humiliation

-Somnophilia

-Sexual violence

-Exhibitionism/voyeurism

About the Author:

Tracy Lorraine is a new adult and contemporary romance author.

Tracy has recently-ish turned thirty and lives in a cute Cotswold village in England with her husband, baby girl and lovable but slightly crazy dog. Having always been a bookaholic with her head stuck in her Kindle Tracy decided to try her hand at a story idea she dreamt up and hasn’t looked back since.

Connect w/Tracy:

Website: https://tracylorraine.com

Facebook: https://facebook.com/tracylorraineauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tracy_l_author

Instagram: https://instagram.com/tracy_lorraine_author

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14879450.Tracy_Lorraine

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/tracy-lorraine

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Excerpt Reveal – Wicked Knight by Tracy Lorraine

WICKED KNIGHT (Knight’s Ridge Empire #1) by Tracy Lorraine

Release Date: October 21st

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56157584-wicked-knight

PREORDER TODAY!

Amazon: mybook.to/WickedKnight

Wide: https://books2read.com/WickedKnightOne

START the series with a FREE prequel, Wicked Summer Knight!!!

Ebook: https://books2read.com/WSK

Audio: https://bit.ly/WSK-AUDIO

Wicked Summer Knight is a prequel to the Knight’s Ridge Empire series. It was previously released in the Hot Summer School Nights anthology

EXCERPT

“What do you want from me?” I force out as his grip only gets tighter.

He smiles once more, but this time, there’s no amusement in it. Only malice.

“I want to hurt you. Punish you. Ruin you. Break you,” he hisses, almost as if he’s actually talking to himself. “I want to make you cry, beg, plead with me for mercy despite the fact that you know it’ll never come.”

My head spins as I try to register his words and the seriousness behind each and every threat.

“That’s some heavy shit for someone you just met.”

“You have no idea who you are, do you, Doukas?”

Blurb:

The truth is meant to set you free… but not my truth.

Mine has sent me deeper and darker, feeding my need for revenge. I want blood for those who wronged me and my family. And my so-called truth is ripping me apart, in a way lies never could.

Everyone else has moved on, but I can’t. Not until someone pays.

And it seems that fate is on my side this time, because the hellion girl from the graveyard is going to be my saving grace… and provide me with everything I crave.

The pain.

The vengeance.

The blood.

She has no idea what she’s been dragged into, but she’s going to regret every step she’s taken to get here.

Stella Doukas isn’t like any other girl I’ve encountered before.

She’s fierce, determined, and much stronger than I anticipated.

I might have met my match.

And that is not a good thing…

About the Author:

Tracy Lorraine is a new adult and contemporary romance author.

Tracy has recently-ish turned thirty and lives in a cute Cotswold village in England with her husband, baby girl and lovable but slightly crazy dog. Having always been a bookaholic with her head stuck in her Kindle Tracy decided to try her hand at a story idea she dreamt up and hasn’t looked back since.

Connect w/Tracy:

Website: https://tracylorraine.com

Facebook: https://facebook.com/tracylorraineauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tracy_l_author

Instagram: https://instagram.com/tracy_lorraine_author

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14879450.Tracy_Lorraine

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/tracy-lorraine

Amazon: https://amzn.to/36qmSBJ

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Review – Wicked Knight by Tracy Lorraine

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Wicked Knight; Knights Ridge Empire #1 
(# 1 within a trilogy)

Publication Date: October 21, 2021

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Dark/Bully/Mafia Romance

Author: Tracy Lorraine

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Darkly hot, darkly dirty, darkly wicked!! These Wicked Knights are down right dirty and delicious and Stella…girrrlllll…she’s amazing, I love her so hard!

For all the Stella fans, her book is finally here and does not disappoint!! Wicked Knight is Tracy’s darkest and dirtiest book yet. It’s absolutely fantastic!

Seb and Stella drew me in right from the get go when I read the short novella (it’s currently free and I highly recommend reading it). Seb carries dark secrets and while we don’t know what they are right away, he hates Stella right from the get go.

Stella is not your ordinary teenager. She’s been brought up learning how to defend herself with daily training in weapons and fighting. Having a boy like Seb dislike her is the least of her problems as she’s used to being the new girl and dealing with jerkholes just like him at every new school she attends.

Her feisty attitude is addictive and I love her girl positive thinking. The few girls Stella does befriend…well, for Lorraine fans, I just say I was jumping for joy to see one of them.  This girl group is the best Tracy has put together yet.

As for Seb and his band of brothers, not only are they hot, but they also are a bunch I can hardly wait to flush out and get to know better as this series goes along. As Stella calls them, baby mafia, the guys are still learning the business under the Family, so they are scary, but they are also still teenage boys.

GAH!! Knights Ridge Empire as a series is just so, so good and I’m totally here for it!!

Synopsis:

What happened that night was meant to be a one-time thing.

I wasn’t meant to walk straight into him as I started my life over once more.

Dear readers,
Wicked Knight is the first book in Stella’s steamy, angsty high school bully romance duet. You can find her prequel, Wicked Summer Knight in the Hot Summer School Nights charity anthology.

USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tracy Lorraine brings you a new dark mafia, high school bully romance series.

The truth is meant to set you free… but not my truth.

Mine has sent me deeper and darker, feeding my need for revenge. I want blood for those who wronged me and my family. And my so-called truth is ripping me apart, in a way lies never could.

Everyone else has moved on, but I can’t. Not until someone pays.

And it seems that fate is on my side this time, because the hellion girl from the graveyard is going to be my saving grace… and provide me with everything I crave.

The pain.

The vengeance.

The blood.

She has no idea what she’s been dragged into, but she’s going to regret every step she’s taken to get here.

Stella Doukas isn’t like any other girl I’ve encountered before.

She’s fierce, determined, and much stronger than I anticipated.

I might have met my match.

And that is not a good thing…

Dear readers,

Wicked Knight is the first to my new angst-filled new adult mafia series. This book is a dark bully romance that contains mature content and demanding alphaholes that some readers may find disturbing. You have been warned.

Find more of my reviews on Amazon under Kayreader
on Goodreads under Kay Daniels Romance

At Bookbub under Kayreader
or you can follow me on Facebook at Kay Daniels Romance

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Review – The Deceit of a Devil by Holly Renee

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The Deceit of a Devil; The Boys of Clermont Bay #4 
(#2 within a duet, #4 within a series)

Publication Date: September 23, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Second Chance/Duet/New Adult/Enemies-to-Lovers Romance

Author: Holly Renee

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Redemption, heartbreak, and big angsty emotional turmoil with lots of tears…Holly Renee pulled out all the stops on the way to second chance love for the second half of this duet.

Carson and Allie have danced around each other for years….YEARS!! Of course their love story was going to be big with all the feels and lots of bumps. They were not going to escape each other without bruises, but dang…grab the tissues before getting comfy. Their story is hard won.

Yes, Carson had a lot of groveling to do after Eli let the cat out of the bag on the virgin bet right at the end of book one, but honestly, their hurt runs so much deeper than any bet. Allie deciding to sleep with Carson was because she finally felt comfortable with him again, she was hurt only because she figured Carson was playing her all along. Carson had been mistreating her for years and was she wasn’t sure if she was being duped or not. Sleeping with him was just the top of her bad decision making when it came to him and she was more angry at herself for falling into his traps.

Trust is a delicate thing and just at the moment Carson had been earning it back, Eli broke it for him. Carson finds himself at a loss. He never meant to hurt Allie and he could have cared less about the bet, but how does he get her trust back when he’d barely had it to begin with? He works hard at trying to earn it back, but Allie isn’t easily swayed by his pretty words this time around.

These two have so much to work on in regards to past hurts, present hurts and how not to hurt each other in the future. Sealing up those cracks so they stop causing damage and yet also focusing on just being happy is a lot harder than it looks.

This story is all encompassing with the emotions, plus full of tons of steam!!  Carson and Allie are actually an amazing couple, now there is one couple left in the Clermont bunch…will they or won’t they? I’m excited to see how the last ones standing play out.

Synopsis:

Sinless. Stunning. Damaged. Tempting. Allie Taylor had been the girl I hated for as long as I could remember.

And now she loathed me just as much.

It didn’t matter that I betrayed her to save her.

Completely devastated and infuriated by my dishonesty, she had no intentions of ever trusting me again.

Her trust was shattered, her hate raging on with each second. She would never look at me the same again.

Our past was full of pain and lies that could never be forgotten.

I knew what I did was irreparable, but I refused to let her walk away without another chance.

I should have left things in the past.

I didn’t.
I couldn’t.
I won’t.

I needed her. Even if it cost me everything.

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Blog Tour – The Taste of an Enemy by Holly Renee

Rich. Vicious. Vengeful. Forbidden. The Boys of Clermont Bay had always been untouchable.

The Taste of an Enemy, the first angst-filled new adult romance in The Taste of an Enemy Duet from Holly Renee is available now!

Rich. Vicious. Vengeful. Forbidden. The Boys of Clermont Bay had always been untouchable.
And Carson Hale was the worst of them all.
He was pretentious and a player, and he had hated me for so long I forgot that we were ever anything more than enemies.
Brutally beautiful and savagely heartless, his only plan was to ruin everything I loved.
But dares were made, and even though I had no business saying yes, I found myself in trouble and forced to work with my rival to get us out of it.
He had always been cruel, but something changed.
The lure of him was too much. The way I craved his touch was unbearable.
Just as I fell for him, he proved himself to be exactly who he had been all along.

Grab your copy today!
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I walked into Wings and Things and spotted Eli as soon as I made it through the door. He smiled before standing and coming to meet me. I couldn’t tell if anyone else was already at the table, and I tried to remind myself that I shouldn’t care. Tonight was about having fun and getting to know Eli.
Carson didn’t matter for either of those things. I would just drown him out and pretend he wasn’t there. That was what I was used to doing. That was what the two of us had been doing for years.
Even though I was already a little but irritated that Eli hadn’t offered to pick me up. My dad was irritated by that fact too.
“You look beautiful.” Eli grinned before pulling me into a hug.
“Thank you.” I breathed in the scent of his warm cologne, the smell familiar and calming. “You look nice as well.”
I looked up at him as he let me go. He was much taller than me, although shorter than Carson, and he had a smile that made me feel comfortable.
He grabbed my hand in his and led the way back to the table. I fixed my hair while I was still blocked from view, and I planted the best smile I could manage on my face as he pulled out the chair for me that was directly across from Carson.
“Thank you.” I settled into my seat and tried to avoid making eye contact with Carson.
“Allie, this is Kimberly. Kimberly, Allie. I think you all might know each other.”
I looked across the table at Kimberly, and of course I knew her. We had gone to school together since grade school, and I had hated her almost as long. She was popular, conceited, and a perfect fit for Carson.
“Of course.” I nodded and pulled out my menu. “How are you, Kim?”
“I’m perfect.” She giggled and looked over at Carson. His hand disappeared under the table, and even though I couldn’t see it, I knew that his hand probably rested on her thigh.
I wanted to rip it off.
“Awesome,” I mumbled and tried to focus on the menu.
Carson laughed under his breath, but I ignored him.
“What are you getting?” I looked to my right where Eli sat. “Do you want to share some wings?”
“Oh.” He looked up from his menu. “I was thinking about getting the burger.”
“A burger at a wing place.” Carson scoffed and tossed his menu down on the table. “I’ll share an order with you, Allie. Kim’s getting a salad.”
He didn’t give me time to answer. As soon as the waitress came to our table, Carson opened his mouth. “My girl Allie and I are going to share a large order of wings, extra ranch for both of us. No carrots. She hates those.”
I looked at him like he had lost his mind because I was pretty sure that he had.
“What can I get you to drink?” The waitress was now looking at me.
“Um, just a Coke, please.”
Everyone else ordered their food, and I fidgeted with my hands under the table.
“So, Allie, how is school going for you?” I looked up at Eli. I had almost forgotten he was there.
“It’s all right. I’m so ready for fall break, though.”
“Me too.” He nodded. “Are you going anywhere? My family is taking a trip to Europe.”
“No.” I almost choked on the word. Sometimes I forgot just how far apart my family was from those who went to Prep. They were made of money, old money to be exact, and guys like Eli had never had to think about working or how he’d pay for college. “We typically stay home and do a Thanksgiving meal at our house. It’s real low-key.”
And my dad would still be working every day except for Thanksgiving, and my small house would be busting with people. My grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins. We were always together on holidays, and I loved it.
It may not have been Europe, but it was ours.
“That’s cool.” He nodded and turned his chair to where he faced me better. “We’ve been going to Europe for years now. My parents love it, and they take us about every other year. Have you ever been?”
“To Europe?” I shook my head, and suddenly I felt ridiculous. “No. The farthest I’ve been is Disney World.” I didn’t mention that had been almost ten years ago.
I could hear Carson and Kimberly talking across from us, and I hoped he was too enthralled with her and her perfect face to even consider listening to our conversation.
Eli laughed like I had just told a joke, but I hadn’t. “That’s too bad. I bet you would really like Europe.”
“What makes you think that, Eli?” Carson was leaned back in his chair with his arm resting on the back of Kimberly’s.
Eli laughed nervously and looked between me and Carson. “It’s Europe.” He shrugged his shoulders.
“But you don’t know anything about Allie specifically that would make her love Europe, correct?”
Eli opened his mouth, but Carson continued.
“Like you have no clue that she’s been dreaming of going to Paris forever, and she has this little Eiffel Tower key chain that she’s had on her set of keys since she’s had them. Or that she thinks she’s part Irish because she has a little bit of green in her eyes.”
“I didn’t realize you knew so much about her.” Eli was no longer aloof. He was sizing Carson up, and I wasn’t here for a pissing contest.
“Well, now you do.” Carson stared back at him with the same unrelenting gaze, and I felt like I was going insane.
Carson hadn’t given a shit about me since that night he needed me and I wasn’t there. If he wasn’t ignoring me altogether, he was making me wish he was, and now all of the sudden, he wanted to share wings and spew facts about me like he was my best friend.
“Stop,” I hissed. “You’re being an ass. Aren’t you supposed to be on your own date?” I looked over at Kimberly, and she looked uncomfortable. I couldn’t blame her. I felt uncomfortable too.
The waitress arrived back at our table with food in hand, and we were spared from whatever Carson was going to say next. He looked down at the food, and his bright eyes looked so hollow. He scrunched his brow, something he always did when he was upset, and his jaw stiffened. I didn’t know if he was angry with me or with himself.
But I didn’t want to find out. I quickly grabbed a wing from our plate and took a huge bite. Sauce dripped down my chin, but I didn’t stop. The food was a distraction. If we were eating, then we weren’t talking, and I couldn’t stand to hear anything more from Carson right now.
Not after everything he just said. Not with the way he had brought up memories of me like it wouldn’t mess with my head.
“This is good.” I wiped at my mouth with the back of my hand. “Do you want a bite?” I looked over to Eli, and he shook his head as he looked at my half-bitten wing.
“Nah. I’m good.”
“Suit yourself.” I shrugged as I looked down at his measly-looking burger.
“I’ll take one.” Carson reached forward, his fingers wrapping around my wrist, and he stood in his seat enough to bring my hand to his lips. I stared at him, shocked by what he was doing, but there wasn’t an ounce of shame in his gaze.
He didn’t look away from me for a second as he bit down into the wing I was still holding, and I couldn’t stop myself from holding my breath as his lips met my fingers. Carson Hale wasn’t just taking a bite of my chicken. He was causing a scene, and part of me wondered how he had gotten so damn good at it.
He ran his tongue over the edge of my thumb, licking up the sauce that had dripped there, and I felt like he had just used his tongue on parts of my body that no one else ever had. I pressed my thighs together as I watched his mouth, and I couldn’t bring myself to care that Eli was watching me as Carson finally let go of my hand and settled back into his seat.
“You’re right, Allie. That’s absolutely delicious.” He licked his lip before picking up a wing of his own, then began eating like that display hadn’t just happened.
I picked up my napkin, quickly dropping my gaze to my lap as I wiped my hands, but I couldn’t get the feel of him off. And I didn’t know if I wanted to.

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THE RETALIATION YOU DELIVER (Maddison Kings University #7) by Tracy Lorraine

Release Date: September 2nd

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When something seems too good to be true. It’s usually because it is.

A lesson I learned the hard way.

Every single fear I had about falling for Leon, has just come true in the most brutal way.

The sweet guy act he’s been putting on the past few weeks is over.

The cold, hard truth is… he never wanted me. He only wanted retaliation.

And like a fool, I played right into his wicked scheme.

But I’m not the monster he thinks I am.

Ten years ago, I might have discovered the horrifying truth, but I did the only thing I could. I pushed it down and tried to forget. Tried to survive. Afraid of what might happen at the hands of the monster who ruined both our lives.

But now the truth is out, and the secret Leon has been keeping for a decade is about to poison those he loves, sending him into a darker place than he’s ever been.

Healing isn’t always easy, it’s messy and painful.

The question is, beneath all the hate, will I rediscover the man I fell for, or was he always a fantasy?

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The Retaliation You Deliver is the conclusion to Macie and Leon’s duet and the final book in the Maddison Kings University. It’s a dark bully romance that contains mature content and demanding alphaholes that some readers may find disturbing. You have been warned.

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