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Review – Beyond My Darkness by R.C. Boldt

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Beyond My Darkness
(A standalone)

Publication Date: July 12, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Antihero/Romantic Suspense/Gang/Supernatural Twist

Author: R.C. Boldt

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
This book was just everything! Funny and witty, steamy and intense with a supernatural flair and dark gang vibes. Every moment flowed and all of the characters clicked together with ease, so what I’m trying to say is….it was reading perfection!

This is R.C. Boldt writing at her best. Combing her wit of steamy romcoms with her walk into the romantic suspense relm. This combination is so good and so well pieced together that the intense moments are perfectly well balanced with lots of snarky humor.

Georgia Danvers was an absolute delight. Sassy and smart and totally full of word vomit every time she’s around Bronson Cortez, the leader of the Scorpion gang. While Georgia knows better than to attract Bronson’s attention, she can’t avoid the dead bodies that keep piling up in her morgue, that literally keep telling her warn him. What is a girl to do when she can speak to the dead?

Bronson doesn’t trust outsiders, but when a gorgeous redhead shows up in his territory to give him a message, it’s safe to say that he doesn’t like it and has a message of his own. However, Georgia is a fiery woman who continues to come back again and again. There are not many people who stand up to Bronson Cortez and live to see another day, especially ones who sass back the way she does, but there is something about her that intrigues him.  Whatever it is he wishes he could figure out before it proves too dangerous for both of them.

Bronson is a great anti-hero and honestly Georgia is too. Both of them hold their own forms of darkness, but they are also good people if you look at them from all the different angles. I LOVE these kind of stories and especially love how the characters find their paths to each other. Anti-heros never have an easy road as there are always a ton of obstacles to overcome and this book added in mystery with that touch of supernatural so it really had an extra zing that kept the pages turning.

Synopsis:
USA Today bestselling author RC Boldt delivers a seductively unique romantic suspense with a paranormal twist in Beyond My Darkness…

Twelve years ago, I fled, vowing to never again use my power. But everything changes when I break that vow and bring two bodies back to life in the morgue.

It sends me spinning directly into his orbit.

Arrogant. Menacing. Enigmatic. That’s Bronson Cortez, the notoriously violent gang leader who remains elusive to authorities.

He breaks the law at every turn and answers to no one. But when he offers me an alluring glimpse of what lies beneath that iron-clad exterior, I realize there’s more to him than meets the eye.

The man who fiercely guards his heart somehow manages to claim mine.

But he doesn’t know the truth about me.

I wonder if he could be the first to accept me for who I am—what I am.

I wonder if he’ll be the first to see beyond my darkness.

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Review – The Revenge by Tijan

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The Revenge; The Insiders #3
(#3 within a series)

Publication Date: September 13, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Trilogy/New Adult/Intrigue Romance

Author: Tijan

Review Rating: 4.5 Gold Stars4.5 stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
This is the third and final book in the Insider trilogy. I won’t beat around the bush…I had a hard time diving into this last book, or perhaps I should say, I had a hard time staying focused during this final book.

For the first 60% of the book the story lagged. Honestly, there just wasn’t a lot of meat to hold my interest. However, the final 40% of the book is where the action and culmination of everything really lies. Once I reached this point I couldn’t put the book down, it just felt like forever until I reached it.

Did I love the ending…yes. Was everything tied up…for sure. Were there more twists to get there…no doubt. However, it just takes a really, really long time to get there.

I did enjoy the moments with Bailey and her brother Matt or Batt as the two of them call themselves when they are out sleuthing together. I have enjoyed watching him grow throughout the trilogy and become less of a douchebag.

Overall, I did enjoy the this book since it ties up the whole trilogy, but it did lag in spots. A 4.5 read overall.

Synopsis:
The Revenge is the taut, edgy, sexy, explosive conclusion to The Insiders trilogy by New York Times and USA Today bestseller Tijan!

Bailey and Kash were used to living in the shadows. Now they are thrust into the public eye. Together, they can do anything, but undeniable danger and seemingly insurmountable challenges threaten the love and passion that binds them.

1. Bailey is reeling from the greatest loss she has ever suffered.

2. Enemies are closing in.

3. Even bigger secrets and twists are coming to light.

Win or lose, for Bailey and Kash, everything is on the line.

The series must be read in order for the best enjoyment:

The Insiders (The Insiders Trilogy, #1) The Damaged (The Insiders Trilogy, #2)

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Blog Tour – Filthy by Tia Louise

FILTHY by Tia Louise is now live!


FILTHY

By Tia Louise

Good girls are saved by princes, but my savior is a monster.

After my father died and my family splintered, I became a target, a pawn in a game I didn’t know I was playing.

Then he appeared–dark, dangerous, tormented, and always just within reach.

He makes me feel something I lost years ago: Safe.

And he thinks he can keep me at arm’s length.

Once upon a time I was a hero, until the sins of my father caught up with me, and I was forced into darkness.

I should’ve died in that fire. Instead, I served evil men, until I risked it all by walking away.

Now I’m a wanted man. At any time, I could be taken down for what I owe.

What I don’t expect to find in my hiding place is her–broken, beautiful, so damn tempting.

I shouldn’t touch her with my filthy hands. I was hired to keep her safe.

But every day it gets harder, then she starts sneaking into my bed.

Together, we’re filthy, but together, we can find our way through the flames.

(FILTHY is a stand-alone, bodyguard, romantic suspense novel. It contains a fierce, wounded alpha-protector and the filthy girl he’s hired to protect… No cheating. No cliffhangers.)

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Blog Tour – Delighted by Lexi Blake

Delighted, an all-new captivating Masters and Mercenaries novella from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake and 1,001 Dark Nights, is available now!

Brian “Boomer” Ward believes in sheltering strays. After all, the men and women of McKay-Taggart made him family when he had none. So when the kid next door needs help one night, he thinks nothing of protecting her until her mom gets home. But when he meets Daphne Carlton, the thoughts hit him hard. She’s stunning and hardworking and obviously in need of someone to put her first. It doesn’t hurt that she’s as sweet as the cupcakes she bakes.

Daphne Carlton’s life revolves around two things—her kid and her business. Daphne’s Delights is her dream—to take the recipes of her childhood and share them with the world. Her daughter, Lou, is the best kid she could have hoped for. Lou’s got a genius-level intelligence and a heart of gold. But she also has two grandparents who control her access to private school and the fortune her father left behind. They’re impossible to please, and Daphne worries that one wrong move on her part could cost her daughter the life she deserves.

As Daphne and Boomer find themselves getting closer, outside forces put pressure on the new couple. But if they make it through the storm, love will just be the icing on the cake because family is the real prize.

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“It was a rough day. I could use a hug, if you don’t mind,” she said, trying to hold back tears. “The oven is going to die soon, and I don’t have the money to fix it, and I’m going to fail.”
His arms came around her, and she breathed him in. He smelled clean and crisp, like a spring wind. Her brain knew it had to be soap, but she associated the smell with him, and it soothed her.
“It’s okay.” He rocked her a little. “I’ve got a friend who is good with appliances. I can ask her to look at it. Don’t worry, Daph. It’s going to be all right. Lou’s good here. I promise. Lou’s good, and you’re going to be okay. I can’t let you go under or Big Tag would get mad at me. He really likes lemon cupcakes.”
They stood there for a moment, his warmth melting some of the ice that had built up over the last several years.
She tilted her head up, and that gorgeous man was staring down at her like he could eat her up, and warm was no longer the word she would use.
Hot. Desire flooded her system like a flash fire, and she wanted nothing more than to go up on her toes and kiss those magnificent lips of his.
Those lips belonged to another woman, and that woman was in the building. What the hell was she thinking? He was a nice man. He didn’t want to kiss her. He was being kind.
She stepped back, wiping her eyes. “Thank you, Boomer. And if you do have someone who can take a look at the oven, I would so appreciate it. You get all the cupcakes. What kind does MaeBe like? Would she be okay with the hugging thing?”
He frowned, like he was trying to figure something out. “I hug Mae a lot. At least I used to. She’s not so huggy these days. She likes anything chocolate.”
Boomer had looked sad when he’d said Mae didn’t hug him much anymore. She hated the thought of this big cuddly god of a man being in a cold relationship, but she wasn’t going to be the reason they broke up.
“Then I will make her something chocolate, and the lemon ones for your boss,” Daphne promised. She had to get these crazy urges under control or she would need to find Lou another place to stay, and she got the feeling Lou would object. “So where is the lounge? Or the gulag. That one kind of scares me.”
“Kala? Oh, that proves you have excellent instincts.” Boomer turned to walk back down the hall.
Those heads were back up above their cubicle walls, and she also noticed the doors to a whole bunch of offices were open.
“Is there a reason everyone is watching us?” She hurried down the hall to catch up with him.
“Because they’re all nosy bastards, and I can’t even complain,” Boomer replied. “I was a nosy bastard, too. We’re a weird family, and everyone is always in everyone else’s business, but it’s not a bad thing. The kind of people who would take advantage get weeded out very quickly around here. Big Tag takes care of them, and there’s usually a lawsuit, but that’s what Mitch is for. Hey, we also have a criminal defense attorney on call. Her name is Lea, and she’s really scary. Now if she had been working the reception desk when we invaded, we might have had trouble.”
She loved listening to him talk. His voice was deep, but every word was tinged with the humor he seemed to have for the world around him. The positive light he exuded was always there in his words.
If only the man weren’t attached…
She shoved aside the thought because he was totally out of her league. They weren’t even playing the same game.
But maybe they could be friends.

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About Lexi Blake

New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband and three kids. Since starting her publishing journey in 2010, she’s sold over three million copies of her books. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance that she found success. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings.

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New Release – Filthy by Tia Louise

FILTHY by Tia Louise is now live!


FILTHY

By Tia Louise

Good girls are saved by princes, but my savior is a monster.

After my father died and my family splintered, I became a target, a pawn in a game I didn’t know I was playing.

Then he appeared–dark, dangerous, tormented, and always just within reach.

He makes me feel something I lost years ago: Safe.

And he thinks he can keep me at arm’s length.

Once upon a time I was a hero, until the sins of my father caught up with me, and I was forced into darkness.

I should’ve died in that fire. Instead, I served evil men, until I risked it all by walking away.

Now I’m a wanted man. At any time, I could be taken down for what I owe.

What I don’t expect to find in my hiding place is her–broken, beautiful, so damn tempting.

I shouldn’t touch her with my filthy hands. I was hired to keep her safe.

But every day it gets harder, then she starts sneaking into my bed.

Together, we’re filthy, but together, we can find our way through the flames.

(FILTHY is a stand-alone, bodyguard, romantic suspense novel. It contains a fierce, wounded alpha-protector and the filthy girl he’s hired to protect… No cheating. No cliffhangers.)

Download today or read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

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New Release – Delighted by Lexi Blake

If they make it through the storm, love will just be the icing on the cake…

Delighted, an all-new spicy and intriguing novella set in the Masters and Mercenaries world from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake and 1,001 Dark Nights, is available now!

Brian “Boomer” Ward believes in sheltering strays. After all, the men and women of McKay-Taggart made him family when he had none. So when the kid next door needs help one night, he thinks nothing of protecting her until her mom gets home. But when he meets Daphne Carlton, the thoughts hit him hard. She’s stunning and hardworking and obviously in need of someone to put her first. It doesn’t hurt that she’s as sweet as the cupcakes she bakes.

Daphne Carlton’s life revolves around two things—her kid and her business. Daphne’s Delights is her dream—to take the recipes of her childhood and share them with the world. Her daughter, Lou, is the best kid she could have hoped for. Lou’s got a genius-level intelligence and a heart of gold. But she also has two grandparents who control her access to private school and the fortune her father left behind. They’re impossible to please, and Daphne worries that one wrong move on her part could cost her daughter the life she deserves.

As Daphne and Boomer find themselves getting closer, outside forces put pressure on the new couple. But if they make it through the storm, love will just be the icing on the cake because family is the real prize.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

Grab your copy today, exclusively on Amazon!
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Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/Delighted
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Add to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/34UVtdS

About Lexi Blake
New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband and three kids. Since starting her publishing journey in 2010, she’s sold over three million copies of her books. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance that she found success. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings.

Connect with Lexi
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Website: https://www.lexiblake.net

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New Release – Obsession by T.K. Leigh

Title: Obsession
Series: Temptation #4
Author: T.K. Leigh
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 6, 2022
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One week. No names. No expectations.
That was our agreement.
We were supposed to walk away after our time in Hawaii was over.
No matter what.
That was before…
Before I learned who she is.
Before I realized how interconnected our lives are.
Before I fell in love.
But our love isn’t the stuff fairy tales are made of.
Demons lurk around every corner.
Good doesn’t necessarily prevail over evil.
And the knight in shining armor may not save the day. Not if her murderous ex-husband has anything to do with it.
But Julia’s never been the type of girl who needs a knight in shining armor to save the day.
She’s the type of girl who will pick up her own sword and fight for what she believes in.
I just hope she’s finally learned to believe in herself.
Obsession is the final book in the Temptation Series, a gripping older woman, younger man romantic suspense about the power of redemption and forgiveness.
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T.K. Leigh is the USA Today Bestselling author of romance ranging from fun and flirty to sexy and suspenseful. Originally from New England, she now resides outside of Raleigh with her husband, beautiful daughter, special needs rescue dog, and three cats. When she’s not writing, she can be found training for her next marathon (of which she has run over twenty fulls and far too many halfs to recall) or chasing her daughter around the house.
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Blog Tour – Reckless Dynasty by Tracy Lorraine

 Release Date: June 2

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.
 
My life has been full of half-truths tangled in lies—I’d been to hell and back more times than I could count.
 
But nothing could have prepared me for the fear in her voice, and then the sight of that building going up in flames.
 
After the way I treated her, the way I hurt her, I’d earned that pain back tenfold. I deserved to lose the only bit of light in my dark, twisted life.
 
Neither of us have survived the suffering only to have it end this way and I refuse to believe that our time is done. It can’t be. Because she was made for me—the only good thing that came out of my past. 
 
And the first chance I get, I’m going to make sure she knows exactly what she means to me.
 
No more lies.
No more pretending.
Just the raw, honest truth.
 
I can’t live without her and I’ll spend the rest of my life proving to her that she belongs with me.
That the life we were born into might have left us damaged, but it made us stronger.
 
And when she claims her rightful place amongst us, I’ll be by her side and together we will rule this reckless dynasty.
 
But first we have to survive…

 
Dear Reader,
Reckless Dynasty is the third, and final book in the Reckless trilogy in my Knight’s Ridge Empire series.

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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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Review – Filthy by Tia Louise

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Filthy
(A standalone within a series)

Publication Date: June 9, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Intrigue/Age-Gap/Bodyguard Romance

Author: Tia Louise

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
A hero doesn’t always recognize they are a hero…Scar and Hana both have their moments of heroism in this beautiful, and yes, wonderfully filthy book, but their emotional growth is simply heroic.

Dang, did I love this book!!! I totally want to leave my review with that simple sentence, but….Scar was all that and every bag of chips in the chip aisle. He has a dark history. It’s one that is complicated and best read when the time is right, but he’s also the gentlest giants when it comes to Hana who had been abused and for the first time in her life feels safe around him. He’s one of Tia’s best wounded heros and his story is stunning with twists and so much love.

Hana has her own dark past, but the growth she’s had from her sister’s book through the end of this one is wonderful. I adored how she helps Pepper, Hutch’s niece, and takes her own happiness in to her own hands. She has grown into a woman that deserves to stand by Scar’s side.

Their relationship is sweet, and super, super hot, but also has its own complications, so I’m back to saying I loved everything about it!!

Synopsis:
Good girls are saved by princes, but my savior is a monster.

After my father died and my family splintered, I became a target, a pawn in a game I didn’t know I was playing.
Then he appeared—dark, dangerous, tormented, and always just within reach.
He makes me come alive. He makes me remember.
He makes me feel something I lost years ago: Safe.
And he thinks he can keep me at arm’s length…

Once upon a time I was a hero, until the sins of my father caught up with me, and I was forced into darkness.
I should’ve died in that fire. Instead, I served evil men, until I risked it all by walking away.
Now I’m a wanted man. At any time, I could be taken down for what I owe.
What I don’t expect to find in my hiding place is her—broken, beautiful, so damn tempting.
I was hired to keep her safe. I shouldn’t touch her with my filthy hands.
But every day it gets harder, then she starts sneaking into my bed.

Together, we’re filthy, but together, we can find our way through the flames.

(FILTHY is a stand-alone, bodyguard, romantic suspense novel. It contains a fierce, wounded alpha-protector and the filthy girl he’s hired to protect. No cheating. No cliffhangers.)

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Blog Tour – When It Ends by Penelope Black

🔥 ℕ𝔼𝕎 ℝ𝔼𝕃𝔼𝔸𝕊𝔼 🔥

𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐈𝐭 𝐄𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐛𝐲 𝐏𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐢𝐬 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧𝐥𝐨𝐚𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐊𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝!

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𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒆𝒏𝒅 𝒊𝒔 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒃𝒆𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈?

They stole my heart at fourteen and broke it before we even graduated high school.

It’s been five years since I’ve seen them, and only a twist of fate reunites us when the mountain falls. It’s the first disaster in a predicted apocalypse—a string of natural disasters that could be catastrophic.

It’s the beginning of the end of everything.

Finis omnibus.

Old feelings reignite and new feelings blossom as the four of us form an unbreakable bond. As the world starts to fall and society fractures, it’s a race against time for survival.

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Blog Tour – Vengeance of a Mafia Queen by Siobhan Davis

They tried to take everything from me.

But where they failed, I will succeed.

Unless he becomes my weakness.

Vengeance of a Mafia Queen, an all -new dark enemies-to-lovers mafia romance full of suspense from USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Siobhan Davis, is available now!

Losing my innocence at thirteen, in the most brutal way, changed me. My kidnapper stole my childhood and tried to break me. The knowledge my father orchestrated the entire situation hardened my heart, and instead of grieving his death, I celebrated it.

One down. Many more to go.

My burning need for revenge has only grown over the years, keeping me focused on my goals and enabling my rise to power.

Made men are weak. A pretty face and the promise of a good time easily distracts them.

Now, I’m in charge. 

Men bow before me.

Except for him—the brother of my abductor. Massimo fights me every step of the way, but I’m not about to let the explosive chemistry between us deter me from my chosen path. His family is my enemy. He is my enemy, even if he doesn’t know it yet.

I won’t stop until all those who wronged me are punished. 

By the time they realize I’m coming, it will be too late. 

They tried to take everything from me.

But where they failed, I will succeed.

Unless he becomes my weakness.

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Excerpt

Lust blazes in his eyes. “I will wait for you to come to me.” 

“You’ll be waiting,” I blurt, irritated when amusement skates across his face. I hate how he can obviously tell it’s a lie. He can see I’m floundering. That his want is not one-sided. 

“I have a hand, and my blue balls can be patient.” A teasing smile spreads across his mouth, and I’m ensnared. Massimo is truly beautiful, and I only hope I’m strong enough to resist. I already suspect I’m not. “To a point,” he whispers against my ear, sending warm shivers coursing along my flesh. I squirm on his lap, failing to ignore the hard, thick length pulsing underneath me. 

Massimo groans, and his eyes darken with undeniable desire. “You were put on this earth to test me. I’m sure of it.” 

I can’t smother my smile in time. 

“One kiss,” he says, his eyes dropping to my mouth as his tongue darts out and he wets his lips. “Would you deny your husband a kiss on his wedding night?” 

“I have kissed you today.” 

He shakes his head as his fingers sweep back and forth across my mouth, making it harder and harder to resist temptation. “I have kissed you. You have gone along with it because it was expected.” 

He’s as delusional as me if he truly believes that. I drive my hands into his hair without even thinking about it. “Will everything be a negotiation between us?” 

His brows climb to his hairline and a devilish grin widens his lush mouth. “Do we know any other way to be?” 

“One kiss. Just one kiss.” The words feel like lies as I spout them. 

“That is all I am asking.” He closes his eyes, moaning softly as my fingers explore the thick strands of his black hair. “That feels so incredibly good.” 

I brush my mouth against his, and his eyes pop wide. His hands flatten against my back, pushing me in closer to his tempting body. I can indulge in one kiss. It is my wedding night after all, and my husband is one of the sexiest men alive. It’s not wrong to take this one thing for myself, right? “Just one kiss,” I remind him as our breaths comingle. 

“Only one.” 

Closing my eyes, I lower my mouth to his and descend into sheer bliss. He lets me control it, at first, and I’m surprised at the potent need driving me to take everything as I prod at the seam of his lips with my tongue. He opens instantly, letting my tongue plunge inside his mouth. I reposition myself on his lap, straddling his hips, so I can properly kiss him, and it’s that moment when all bets are off. 

Copyright Siobhan Davis © 2022 

About Siobhan
Siobhan Davis is a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Amazon Top 10 bestselling romance author. Siobhan writes emotionally intense stories with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She has sold over 1.5 million books and her titles are translated into several languages. 

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management. 

She lives in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons. 

 
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New Release – Reckless Dynasty by Tracy Lorraine

 Release Date: June 2

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.
 
My life has been full of half-truths tangled in lies—I’d been to hell and back more times than I could count.
 
But nothing could have prepared me for the fear in her voice, and then the sight of that building going up in flames.
 
After the way I treated her, the way I hurt her, I’d earned that pain back tenfold. I deserved to lose the only bit of light in my dark, twisted life.
 
Neither of us have survived the suffering only to have it end this way and I refuse to believe that our time is done. It can’t be. Because she was made for me—the only good thing that came out of my past. 
 
And the first chance I get, I’m going to make sure she knows exactly what she means to me.
 
No more lies.
No more pretending.
Just the raw, honest truth.
 
I can’t live without her and I’ll spend the rest of my life proving to her that she belongs with me.
That the life we were born into might have left us damaged, but it made us stronger.
 
And when she claims her rightful place amongst us, I’ll be by her side and together we will rule this reckless dynasty.
 
But first we have to survive…

 
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Reckless Dynasty is the third, and final book in the Reckless trilogy in my Knight’s Ridge Empire series.

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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 – When It Ends by Penelope Black

🔥 ℕ𝔼𝕎 ℝ𝔼𝕃𝔼𝔸𝕊𝔼 🔥

𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐈𝐭 𝐄𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐛𝐲 𝐏𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐢𝐬 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧𝐥𝐨𝐚𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐊𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝!

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They stole my heart at fourteen and broke it before we even graduated high school.

It’s been five years since I’ve seen them, and only a twist of fate reunites us when the mountain falls. It’s the first disaster in a predicted apocalypse—a string of natural disasters that could be catastrophic.

It’s the beginning of the end of everything.

Finis omnibus.

Old feelings reignite and new feelings blossom as the four of us form an unbreakable bond. As the world starts to fall and society fractures, it’s a race against time for survival.

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Review – Obsession by T.K. Leigh

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Obsession; Temptation #4
(#4 within a series)

Publication Date: June 6, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Suspense/Intrigue/Age-Gap/Contemporary Romance

Author: T.K. Leigh

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Obsession puts the meaning of that word on a whole new level. Beware a killer who is obsessed – shudder.

This entire series has been a whole new roller coaster of WOW’s! and OMG I did not see that coming, to Daaaaammmmmnnnn that’s hot. The mixture of passion, intrigue and suspense has been like nothing I’ve read before. A truly brilliant, well thought out story.

We were left with the knowledge from the last book that Nick, Julia’s sociopathic ex, had escaped prisoner transport and was currently on the run. That’s terrifying in itself, but he’d basically threatened Julia right before his escape that he’d come after her. Gulp!

While I’d personally leave the country or change my own identity…I know this is fiction…plus, Julia has her daughter, Imogene to think about along with her new boyfriend who is famous as well and Lachlan is heading into his final games before the playoffs. Julia has a lot on her plate and hates the thought of her psycho ex disturbing her now peaceful life. So, I suppose fiction or not, there is a lot to consider.

Lachlan hates being torn between his job and trying to protect his new family, because he does consider Julia and Imogene family. He has proven again and again how strong he is for someone younger than Julia, but he’s wise beyond his years and has battle scars that have aged him as well. I loved his character.

I kept going round and round trying to dig out who the copycat killer was, right up until it was revealed. I tell you what…I was shocked. That’s excellent writing because I would never have guessed how everything played out and lined up to the very end. Brilliant, absolutely brilliant.

Synopsis:
One week. No names. No expectations.

That was our agreement.

We were supposed to walk away after our time in Hawaii was over.

No matter what.

That was before…

Before I learned who she is.
Before I realized how interconnected our lives are.
Before I fell in love.

But our love isn’t the stuff fairy tales are made of.
Demons lurk around every corner.
Good doesn’t necessarily prevail over evil.
And the knight in shining armor may not save the day. Not if her murderous ex-husband has anything to do with it.

But Julia’s never been the type of girl who needs a knight in shining armor to save the day.
She’s the type of girl who will pick up her own sword and fight for what she believes in.

I just hope she’s finally learned to believe in herself.

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Blog Tour – Bloody Cruel Psycho by Lucy Smoke

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

Bloody Cruel Psycho, an explosive dark college romance in The Bloody Duet from USA Today bestselling author Lucy Smoke, is available now!

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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Excerpt

“You want to bend me and break me, Braxton Smalls.”

“And you’re going to let me,” he shoots back. “All for him.” He spits out the last word like it’s a curse.

I shake my head. “To an extent, Brax,” I warn him. “You think you have me cornered because I agreed to fuck you in return for you not tearing ass after Ace, but understand this much.” I lean up on my elbows and stare back at him. He grits his teeth as his hands ball into fists. “I’m the swamp rat you picked up. I have not been catered to my whole life like the women you were raised around. I am my own person and when someone pushes too far, I let them know. You have rights over my body, Brax, but that’s as far as it goes.”

Braxton’s arms drop to his sides and before I know it, his hands are around my waist as he rips the towel away from my body and turns, shoving me up against the outside glass of the shower. “You think your body is all you’re giving me, Clover?”

I swallow hard. “Yes.” I turn the small lie into a silent prayer.

His wide mouth curves into a vicious smile. “Then you have nothing to fear.”

About Lucy
Lucy Smoke/Lucinda Dark suffers from severe wanderlust and enjoys people watching to find her next character. Who knows, maybe you’re in one of her stories as well.

Author of new adult, reverse harem, and dark romance, Lucy Smoke/Lucinda Dark switches between subgenres, but focuses the primary themes of her novels on strong heroines and romance.

She lives and works in the south with her beloved puppy, Hiro, and enjoys teasing the life out of her all of her friends.

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New Release – Wicked and Forever by Shayla Black

 

 

When the woman he loves is taken, Forest “Trees” Scott abandons a mission to save her from the enemy. Fearing the worst, he moves heaven and earth to find her—until he realizes Laila Torres left him of her own free will for the man who used her for six years. He’s stunned and wrecked. She played him—and he fell for it. One thing he’s not doing? Giving up. He’ll find her and he’ll make her pay…in his bed.

Laila is devastated by her tormentor’s return, but when he threatens the bodyguard she’s so foolishly fallen for, she risks everything—including her life—to protect Trees. As a mere pawn in a deadly game played by factions of a cartel, she and Trees have no future unless she can somehow destroy them. But she doesn’t count on Trees hunting her down, stripping her soul bare, and insisting in the sexiest way possible that she belongs to him and always will.

But danger awaits around every corner, and secrets abound. As Trees and Laila fight for their future, their enemies close in. Will they let go of their hurts and trust in their love before it’s too late?

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Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than eighty contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.

As an only child, Shayla occupied herself by daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and started pursuing a publishing career. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America, her heart was with her stories and characters, so she left her pantyhose and power suits behind.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, gaming, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

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Book Reviews, Dark Romance, Mafia/Gang/Secret Society Romance, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – Vengeance of a Mafia Queen by Siobhan Davis

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Vengeance of a Mafia Queen
(An interconnected standalone)

Publication Date: May 31, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Dark/Mafia/Suspense Romance

Author: Siobhan Davis

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Vengeance of a Mafia Queen starts off super steamy, then instantly turns super dark and the story never stops on this rollercoaster spectrum. It’s a mind blowing ride that hits all the emotions!

Catarina and Massimo are super angsty, hot, witty, full of tension and steam. This entire story is fast paced from beginning to end and I adored Massimo with his easy-go-lucky personality which fit to perfectly to Catarina’s high strung one. They balanced each other out while never breaking that ever growing chemistry.

Catarina is focused, smart, sharp, and always five steps ahead of what she wants to achieve. That is until Massimo steps into her life. He throws her off like no one has in her entire life. She is juggling a lot of balls and she can’t allow something like  – feelings – to mess up her ultimate goal.

From the beginning, Massimo is all in and Catarina is the woman he wants. Catarina just isn’t on same page with wanting him back. Their relationship is kind of adorable because of this dynamic where he’s totally obsessed with her and she’s stoic and fighting him at every turn. It’s really easy to fall in love with Massimo – who knew a made man could be so sweetly-likeable?

While there are some dark topics, after all this is a dark, mafia book, it’s all relevant to the main theme of the story. What I love is that Catarina takes no prisoners and doesn’t back down just because she’s a woman working in a very male dominated world. She doesn’t apologize for her methods, nor does she allow men to pick up slack because she’s female. I loved her strong character.

On the flip side, I adored Massimo and his willingness to concede to Catarina, knowing how strong she is, but also to take control when she clearly needed the down time. He could read her better than she could read herself sometimes. He’s totally obsessed with her take-charge personality, which is perfect so I’ll say it again, they are a really great match.

Vengeance of a Mafia Queen is delicious on every level. It takes place in the Mazzone mafia world and while reading those books would enhance this books reading experience, it’s not necessary to read them prior to this book as it can be read as a complete standalone.

Synopsis:
Falling for the enemy was never part of my plan…

Losing my innocence at thirteen, in the most brutal way, changed me. My kidnapper stole my childhood and tried to break me. The knowledge my father orchestrated the entire situation hardened my heart, and instead of grieving his death, I celebrated it.

One down. Many more to go.

My burning need for revenge has only grown over the years, keeping me focused on my goals and enabling my rise to power.

Made men are weak. A pretty face and the promise of a good time easily distracts them.

Now, I’m in charge.

Men bow before me.

Except for him—the brother of my abductor. Massimo fights me every step of the way, but I’m not about to let the explosive chemistry between us deter me from my chosen path. His family is my enemy. He is my enemy, even if he doesn’t know it yet.

I won’t stop until all those who wronged me are punished.

By the time they realize I’m coming, it will be too late.

They tried to take everything from me.

But where they failed, I will succeed.

Unless he becomes my weakness.

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Review – Wicked and Forever by Shayla Black

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Wicked and Forever; Wicked and Devoted #6, Trees and Laila #2
(#2 within a duet. #6 within a series)

Publication Date: May 24, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Book Duet/Opposites Attract/Suspense Romance

Author: Shayla Black

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Reading this book was like reading the “Fast and the Furious”! Non-stop action, my heart was racing, and I kept wondering if everyone was going to make it out alive!!

From the very beginning, Trees and Laila have not had an easy road. From her abused background, always having to fend for herself and worry if she was going to survive to live to see another day, Trees only wanted to take care of her, but Laila is stubborn to a fault pretty much for every reason I just listed. Add in she is also extremely protective of her family, which makes her combative and strong willed, traits that make it that much harder for Trees to comfort her which is what his big teddy bear nature says to do. Trees has barely scratched the surface of getting to know the woman he wants by his side forever, but that may never happen when she slips through his fingers to return to the abusers he was protecting her from.

Laila doesn’t want to be put on a shelf and coddled, only be taken down when she’s needed. She hates owing anyone, she wants to be treated as an equal, but it’s hard not only in her culture to be treated as one, but in her life most men never see her period except as an object to be used. Her stubbornness usually gets her taken, almost gets her killed and beaten multiple times, but she’s extremely quick thinking which has saved her over and over again. She’s had to use her quick wits to survive as long as she has. She’s a strong woman and honestly the more I read her the more I respected her hard headedness. She is someone that I wasn’t sure would fit in the EM world, but by the end, her spirit and determination really won me over. I wondered if she would always clash with Trees instead of working together, because he too didn’t always listen to her, but by the end they both meshed really well together.

The second half of this duet is truly non-stop and I’ve loved how this team keeps growing and changing.

Synopsis:
He’ll make her his again…even if he has to seduce her.

When the woman he loves is taken, Forest “Trees” Scott abandons a mission to save her from the enemy. Fearing the worst, he moves heaven and earth to find her—until he realizes Laila Torres left him of her own free will for the man who used her for six years. He’s stunned and wrecked. She played him—and he fell for it. One thing he’s not doing? Giving up. He’ll find her and he’ll make her pay…in his bed.

Laila is devastated by her tormentor’s return, but when he threatens the bodyguard she’s so foolishly fallen for, she risks everything—including her life—to protect Trees. As a mere pawn in a deadly game played by factions of a cartel, she and Trees have no future unless she can somehow destroy them. But she doesn’t count on Trees hunting her down, stripping her soul bare, and insisting in the sexiest way possible that she belongs to him and always will.

But danger awaits around every corner, and secrets abound. As Trees and Laila fight for their future, their enemies close in. Will they let go of their hurts and trust in their love before it’s too late?

*This is part two of Trees and Laila’s duet. If you have not read part one, Wicked as Seduction, please start there.*

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New Release – Bloody Cruel Psycho by Lucy Smoke

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

Bloody Cruel Psycho, the dark and highly intense first book in the Bloody Duet from USA Today bestselling author Lucy Smoke, is live now!

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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About Lucy
Lucy Smoke/Lucinda Dark suffers from severe wanderlust and enjoys people watching to find her next character. Who knows, maybe you’re in one of her stories as well.

Author of new adult, reverse harem, and dark romance, Lucy Smoke/Lucinda Dark switches between subgenres, but focuses the primary themes of her novels on strong heroines and romance.

She lives and works in the south with her beloved puppy, Hiro, and enjoys teasing the life out of her all of her friends.

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Blog Tour - 2022, Bully Romance, Dark Romance, LGBTQA+, Mafia/Gang/Secret Society Romance, New Adult, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Releases - 2022, Year of Reviews - 2022

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!

#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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2022 New Release/Release Day, Bully Romance, Dark Romance, LGBTQA+, Mafia/Gang/Secret Society Romance, New Adult, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Releases - 2022, Year of Reviews - 2022

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

Facebook | Facebook Group | Instagram| Goodreads | BookBub | Amazon | TikTok | Newsletter

Review
Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – Delighted by Lexi Blake

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Delighted; Masters and Mercenaries #24.5, Sanctum Nights #13
(A novella within a series)

Publication Date: June 7, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Novella/Single mom/Suspense Romance

Author: Lexi Blake

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Big, beautiful, kind-hearted Boomer. I’ve been looking forward to his story and I loved every moment of it, I only wish it could have been longer.

Boomer has been a secondary character for a long time and I’ve loved every time he’s shown up on the page. So of course I’ve been eagerly anticipating his own story. Boomer is one of the biggest guys on the team, but aside from his physical stature, he’s got one of the biggest hearts and sweetest personalities you will run across. He’s a bleeding heart when it comes to helping someone in need, seriously…it is impossible to not like this guy, unless you are on some starvation diet then his large appetite may offend you, but aside from that, he’s loyal, kind, and an animal lover to boot. The same question we all ask- how is this man still single- is the same one Daphne asks when she meets him, and that answer requires Boomer to receive lots of big hugs.

Daphne is a widow and a single mother to a twelve year daughter with a genius level IQ. It’s Lou that befriends Boomer first and she’s an amazing girl who fits right in with all the MT youth. It’s that feeling of when you find your tribe, you instantly click. Daphne also feels right at home with the MT women and she hasn’t had that in a long time, but falling for someone again is scary especially when she’s still dealing with her in-laws from her first marriage.

This novella is lower suspense than some of the other books within the Masters and Mercenaries series, but for readers of this series it is filled with morsels of what’s happened in the last book and what’s to come up in the next. I know I’m eager with anticipation for not only the next book, but also for the next generation. Having Lou in this book gave Lexi a chance to really flush out the youth and what their potential will be, not that we didn’t already know about some of them, like Ian’s girls, but they are really taking shape.

Synopsis:
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake comes a new story in her Masters and Mercenaries series…

Brian “Boomer” Ward believes in sheltering strays. After all, the men and women of McKay-Taggart made him family when he had none. So when the kid next door needs help one night, he thinks nothing of protecting her until her mom gets home. But when he meets Daphne Carlton, the thoughts hit him hard. She’s stunning and hardworking and obviously in need of someone to put her first. It doesn’t hurt that she’s as sweet as the cupcakes she bakes.

Daphne Carlton’s life revolves around two things—her kid and her business. Daphne’s Delights is her dream—to take the recipes of her childhood and share them with the world. Her daughter, Lula, is the best kid she could have hoped for. Lula’s got a genius-level intelligence and a heart of gold. But she also has two grandparents who control her access to private school and the fortune her father left behind. They’re impossible to please, and Daphne worries that one wrong move on her part could cost her daughter the life she deserves.

As Daphne and Boomer find themselves getting closer, outside forces put pressure on the new couple. But if they make it through the storm, love will just be the icing on the cake because family is the real prize.

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Blog Tour - 2022, Excerpt/Teaser Share, Mafia/Gang/Secret Society Romance, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Releases - 2022, Year of Reviews - 2022

Blog Tour – Brutal Vows by J.T. Geissinger

An Irish mobster with a brutal grudge.
An Italian mafia princess with a dark secret.

Brutal Vows, an all-new steamy and powerful dark enemies-to-lovers mafia standalone romance from international bestselling author J.T. Gessinger is available now!

An Irish mobster with a brutal grudge.
An Italian mafia princess with a dark secret.

Two enemy empires joined in sacred marriage vows.

Let the hating games begin.

Grab your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ARfCgi
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Excerpt

2
Spider
I get only a glimpse of the woman in the window before the curtains fall back into place and she disappears, but the image of her is seared onto my retinas.
Dark hair, red lips, olive skin.
A black, low-cut dress.
Acres of cleavage.
And eyes that glittered silver in the afternoon sun like the flash of coins at the bottom of a wishing well.
She can’t be Liliana, the lass I’m here to meet. I’ve seen pictures of her. She has a sweet, innocent face. A shy, lovely smile.
The woman in the window looks like she’d only smile if she were slitting your throat.
Mindful of the armed guards, I say in Gaelic to Kieran, “I thought the lass’s mother died?”
Standing beside me, he follows my gaze and looks up at the blank window.
“Aye. Why?”
“Who else lives here?”
He shrugs. “Dunno. From the size of the bloody place, probably a thousand people.”
She’s not a servant, that much I know. There wasn’t a hint of servitude in those flashing eyes.
She looked more like a warlord about to lead an army of soldiers into battle.
“This way,” says the guard nearest to me. He nods toward an arched opening in the brick wall that leads from the circular driveway into an interior courtyard.
Dismissing the thought of the mystery woman, I button my suit jacket and follow behind the guard as he leads Kieran and me away from the car. The other guard walks behind us. We’re led through the lushly landscaped courtyard to a set of enormous carved oak doors, flanked on either side by towering marble columns.
The main house looms over us, three sprawling stories of beige limestone with elaborate balustrades and scrolled iron balconies, topped by a line of Roman centurion statues gazing down at us from a ledge on the red-tiled roof.
Inside the main foyer, the décor becomes even more ostentatious.
Naked cherubs frolic with hairy satyrs and woodland nymphs in colorful frescoes on the walls. Instead of one drop-crystal chandelier overhead, there are three. The floor is black marble, the carved mahogany furniture is edged in gilt, and my eyes are starting to water from the kaleidoscope glare of stained-glass windows.
Under his breath, Kieran says, “Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Looks like Liberace hurled his lunch all over the bloody place.”
He’s right. It’s fucking awful.
I have to force myself not to turn around and walk out.
“Ah, Mr. Quinn!”
I turn to my right. A man approaches with his hands spread open in greeting.
He’s fit, of average height, and somewhere around forty. His dark hair is slicked back with pomade. Wearing a navy blue pinstripe suit I can tell is custom made, a powder blue tie with a diamond tie pin, a chunky diamond watch, and a gold pinky ring on each hand, he oozes wealth, privilege, and power.
His cologne reaches me before he does.
His smile is blinding.
I hate him on sight.
“Mr. Caruso, I presume.”
He grabs one of my hands in both of his and pumps it up and down like he’s a political candidate campaigning for my vote.
“It’s a pleasure to finally meet you. Welcome to my home.”
“Thank you. It’s a pleasure to meet you as well.”
He hasn’t stopped grinning or shaking my hand.
Ten more seconds of this shite, and I’ll break those Chiclet teeth of his.
“This is my associate, Mr. Byrne.” I extract my hand from Caruso’s death grip and gesture to Kieran, who inclines his head respectfully.
“Sir.”
“Mr. Byrne, welcome. And please, both of you, call me Gianni. I prefer if we’re all on a first name basis, don’t you?”
I’d rather blind myself with acid, you wanker.
Kieran politely offers his name. I offer nothing. There’s an awkward pause while Caruso waits, but he gets the hint and suggests we retire to his study to speak in private.
After what feels like a death march through miles of echoing corridors, we arrive at the study. It’s probably larger than the law library at Notre Dame. We sit across from Caruso in a pair of leather chairs so uncomfortable, they had to be designed by sadists.
I haven’t been here ten minutes, and I’m already regretting the fuck out of this.
Until she walks in the door.
Dark hair, red lips, olive skin.
A black, low-cut dress.
Acres of cleavage.
Not only cleavage, but long legs and an hourglass figure that would make any man stupid with lust.
If he wasn’t too busy being turned to stone by the ice in her eyes, that is. I’ve never seen an attractive serial killer, but I bet this is exactly what she’d look like.

About J.T. Geissinger
J.T. Geissinger is a #1 internationally bestselling author of twenty-seven novels. Ranging from funny, feisty rom coms to intense, edgy suspense, her books have sold over five million copies and been translated into more than a dozen languages.
She is a three-time nominee in both contemporary and paranormal romance for the RITA® Award, the highest distinction in romance fiction from the Romance Writers of America®. She is also a recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book and the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy.
She’s a Southern California native currently living in Nevada with her husband and rescue kitty, Zoe.

Connect with J.T. Geissinger
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Dark Romance, LGBTQA+, Mafia/Gang/Secret Society Romance, New Adult, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Reviews - 2022

Cover Reveal – Vicious Kingdom by Becca Steele and C. Lymari

🖤💀 ℍ𝕠𝕥 ℂ𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕣 ℝ𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕒𝕝 💀 🖤

𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗪𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗝𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗨𝗦𝗔 𝗧𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿 𝗕𝗲𝗰𝗰𝗮 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿 𝗖. 𝗟𝘆𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗶 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝗩𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗱𝗼𝗺, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘆𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆!

#𝗣𝗿𝗲-𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆!

BOOK BLURB

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?

PREORDER LINK

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

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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

Facebook | Facebook Group | Instagram| Goodreads | BookBub | Amazon | TikTok | Newsletter

Blog Tour - 2022, Dark Romance, LGBTQA+, Mafia/Gang/Secret Society Romance, New Adult, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Releases - 2022, Year of Reviews - 2022

Blog Tour – Rule by Caitlyn Dare

Release Date: April 28

The Red Ridge Sinners MC series from bestselling author Caitlyn Dare continues…
The truth is out—I’m in love with three Sinners. 
 
Zach, Jax, and Diesel might want to make me theirs but there’s still too many secrets between us, ones that could ruin everything.
 
Ones that could break us.
 
They might rule my body.
Own my heart.
But ultimately, they have the power to break me.
 
Only it isn’t our future we have to worry about, because the past is about to catch up with us. And when it does…
 
Nothing will ever be the same again. 
RULE 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 three in the series.

Grab Your Copy Here!

Free in KU

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Binge the completed trilogy starting with book 1 Ruin here!

Meet Caitlyn Dare


Caitlyn Dare is a Top 50 Amazon bestselling author of dark romance. 
 

She writes angsty, gritty stories about alphaholes you’ll love to hate and the feisty girls who bring them to their knees.

 

Her bestselling series include: Savage Falls Sinners MC, a dark high school reverse harem romance; and Rebels at Sterling Prep, a dark bully high school romance.

 

To learn more about Caitlyn Dare & her books, visit here!

2022 New Release/Release Day, Dark Romance, LGBTQA+, Mafia/Gang/Secret Society Romance, New Adult, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Releases - 2022, Year of Reviews - 2022

New Release – Rule by Caitlyn Dare

Release Date: April 28

The Red Ridge Sinners MC series from bestselling author Caitlyn Dare continues…
The truth is out—I’m in love with three Sinners. 
 
Zach, Jax, and Diesel might want to make me theirs but there’s still too many secrets between us, ones that could ruin everything.
 
Ones that could break us.
 
They might rule my body.
Own my heart.
But ultimately, they have the power to break me.
 
Only it isn’t our future we have to worry about, because the past is about to catch up with us. And when it does…
 
Nothing will ever be the same again. 
RULE 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 three in the series.

Grab Your Copy Here!

Free in KU

Reviewing bitmoji

Binge the completed trilogy starting with book 1 Ruin here!

Meet Caitlyn Dare


Caitlyn Dare is a Top 50 Amazon bestselling author of dark romance. 
 

She writes angsty, gritty stories about alphaholes you’ll love to hate and the feisty girls who bring them to their knees.

 

Her bestselling series include: Savage Falls Sinners MC, a dark high school reverse harem romance; and Rebels at Sterling Prep, a dark bully high school romance.

 

To learn more about Caitlyn Dare & her books, visit here!

2022 New Release/Release Day, Dark Romance, Mafia/Gang/Secret Society Romance, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Releases - 2022, Year of Reviews - 2022

New Release – Brutal Vows by J.T. Geissinger

Two enemy empires joined in sacred marriage vows.
Let the hating games begin.

Brutal Vows, an all-new intense and sizzling dark enemies-to-lovers standalone romance from international bestselling author J.T. Gessinger is live now!

An Irish mobster with a brutal grudge.
An Italian mafia princess with a dark secret.

Two enemy empires joined in sacred marriage vows.

Let the hating games begin.

Grab your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ARfCgi
Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/BrutalVows
Amazon Print: https://geni.us/BVPaperback

Add to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3KZ6zPb

About J.T. Geissinger
J.T. Geissinger is a #1 internationally bestselling author of twenty-seven novels. Ranging from funny, feisty rom coms to intense, edgy suspense, her books have sold over five million copies and been translated into more than a dozen languages.
She is a three-time nominee in both contemporary and paranormal romance for the RITA® Award, the highest distinction in romance fiction from the Romance Writers of America®. She is also a recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book and the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy.
She’s a Southern California native currently living in Nevada with her husband and rescue kitty, Zoe.

Connect with J.T. Geissinger
Facebook: http://bit.ly/37Iv1zU
Instagram: http://bit.ly/35v6fBu
Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2upzIQI
GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2NaBT2c
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Reader Group: http://bit.ly/2Oj7iMg
Mailing list: http://bit.ly/39KRQol
Website: http://www.jtgeissinger.com

Review
Book Reviews, Bully Romance, Dark Romance, Mafia/Gang/Secret Society Romance, New Adult, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Reviews - 2022

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 – Rule by Caitlyn Dare

Book cover for Rule (Red Ridge Sinners MC Book 3) by Caitlyn Dare

Rule; Red Ridge Sinners MC #3
(#3 within a series)

Publication Date: April 28, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Trilogy/Suspense/New Adult/Reverse Harem/MC Romance

Author: Caitlyn Dare

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
This trilogy has been highly charged and emotional from the beginning. I was biting my nails up until the very end and I loved reading every moment of it.

Picking up right where Reap left off, the news is finally out that River is in a relationship with three men. Needless to say her protective brother isn’t happy, but even with Rhett’s big brother anger, River’s guys don’t waver in their growing love for her.

However, just as they’ve started to figure out a future together, the bottom always seems to drop out from underneath them.  Their friendship and their love for each other will be the only thing that can get them through the tough times ahead.

This final book in the trilogy is very emotional and of course still full of steam. Always count on Zach’s swagger for a few moments of levity and lots of love and family with this band of brothers.

Synopsis:

The truth is out—I’m in love with three Sinners.

Zach, Jax, and Diesel might want to make me theirs but there’s still too many secrets between us, ones that could ruin everything.

Ones that could break us.

They might rule my body.

Own my heart.

But ultimately, they have the power to break me.

Only it isn’t our future we have to worry about, because the past is about to catch up with us. And when it does…

Nothing will ever be the same again.

Rule 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 three in the series.

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New Release – Provocation by T.K. Leigh

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Title: Provocation
Series: Temptation #3
Author: T.K. Leigh
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: April 25, 2022
 
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One week. No names. No expectations.
 
That was our agreement.
 
We were supposed to walk away once our time in Hawaii was over.
 
No matter what.
 
But that was before I finally decided to take a risk and jump.
 
And that’s precisely what being involved with Lachlan Hale is… A risk.
 
Between the complications that go along with dating a celebrity and the real possibility that my ex-husband is still watching my every move, there are times I question whether it’s worth it.
 
Whether I’m selfishly putting Lachlan’s life at risk, too.
 
But like he promised… We’ll get through it. Together.
 
Until the bottom drops in a way I never could have anticipated.
 
Lines are drawn.
Loyalties are tested.
And I’m stuck in the middle, engaged in a fierce battle between my head and my heart…
 
Where there can only be one winner.
 
 
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T.K. Leigh is the USA Today Bestselling author of romance ranging from fun and flirty to sexy and suspenseful. Originally from New England, she now resides outside of Raleigh with her husband, beautiful daughter, special needs rescue dog, and three cats. When she’s not writing, she can be found training for her next marathon (of which she has run over twenty fulls and far too many halfs to recall) or chasing her daughter around the house.
 
 
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