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New Release – Tease Me Once by W. Winters

Declan Cross has a story… and he’d like to tell you every sordid detail of it. 

Tease Me Once by Willow Winters  is now live!

From USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-selling romance author, W Winters, comes a provocative tale of a club designed for wealthy sinners.  It’s a story crafted for those of us who crave the villain.

Not everyone knows about The Club, which is by design.  The main floor entertains the elite.  There are dim lights, stolen touches and the liquor flows to ensure the guests get exactly what they want.  There are high profile clients, masks and collars, contracts and secrets in every corner. 

But it’s what lies beneath these floors, down the spiral staircase, that intrigues me the most.

There’s a man who stays in the corner of the darkest rooms.  In this world of sinful tastes, he doesn’t hide his face like the rest of them; he’s not concerned with anonymity in the least.

Declan Cross is powerful, brooding and his dark eyes speak of damage that my soul begs to unravel.  I’ve always been drawn to men who are rough around the edges, the bad guys so to speak… but he’s a kind of brutal that scares me. 
So I promised myself I’d stay away. 
I swore up and down, I would never give in to the fantasies that haunt me at night.

One night changed everything.  He knows I witnessed everything that happened.  There are no deals or negotiations with men like him. 

He made it known in no uncertain terms what he desired most… I saw something I shouldn’t have.  And now I’m his.

Tease Me Once is the beginning of a series.  Prepare for everything seductive and beautifully dark.

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I started writing after having my little girl, Evie, December of 2015. All during my pregnancy with her I read. I only wanted to read romance novels and I read everything I could get my hands on. I would read a book a day — sometimes two. In January I was staying up late with her and just thinking of all these stories. They came to me constantly. I finally sat down and just started writing. I always wanted to do it so I figured, why not?

I never thought I would reach this point of success to be honest. It’s insane to me that I have connected with so many readers.

And I love each and every one of them for all of their support. I’ll be honest, some days are HARD. I have my littles during the day and I write at night. Some days are just simply exhausting and then I hear from a reader and it motivates me to push through and keep writing.  I couldn’t be more grateful for this wonderful career.

Willow Winters is so happy to be a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and #1 Contemporary Best Selling Author!

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Review – Tease Me Once by W. Winters

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Tease Me Once; Shame on You #1 
(#1 within a series)

Publication Date: October 26, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Suspense/BDSM/Dark Romance

Author: W. Winters

Review Rating: 4.5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

A dark, intensely passionate story shrouded in mystery.

Declan Cross is a dangerous man, the devil in fine clothing, sin incarnate. He’s currently walking a fine line on tracking down an informant for the FBI, making sure his family stays safe, and falling for the woman who is quickly stealing every thought and possibly becoming his everything.

Braelynn needed a fresh start and her best friend, Scarlet, suggested a job at an exclusive club. Braelynn never thought she’d fall for the owner, a man she once knew as a sad, beaten down by life boy. Declan is no longer that boy, but an intimidating man who ignites her world and opens her up to pleasure beyond her imagination.

While these two share intense passion, they don’t share honesty. There are secrets between them that may destroy everything…and this is only the beginning to their story.

Hot times, domination, BDSM, and dark moments make up the first part Declan and Braelynn’s book. A 4.5 star read.

Synopsis:

From USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-selling romance author, W Winters, comes a provocative tale of a club designed for wealthy sinners. It’s a story crafted for those of us who crave the villain.

Not everyone knows about The Club, which is by design. The main floor entertains the elite. There are dim lights, stolen touches and the liquor flows to ensure the guests get exactly what they want. There are high profile clients, cuffs and collars, contracts and secrets in every corner.

But it’s what lies beneath these floors, down the spiral staircase, that intrigues me the most.There’s a man who stays in the corner of the darkest rooms. In this world of sinful tastes, he is the ruler, the devil, the boss. Declan Cross.

I knew him once when times were different and the years have changed everything.

He makes me an offer, one that speaks to the very soul of my desire. One I can’t say no to and one that changes everything.

Tease Me Once is the beginning of a series. Prepare for everything seductive and beautifully dark.

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Blog Tour- The Dom Identity by Lexi Blake

A man with everything.
A woman with nothing left to lose.
A love that might save them both.

The Dom Identity, the all new incredibly sexy standalone in the Masters and Mercenaries: Reloaded from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake is available now!

A man with everything

Michael Malone seems to have it all. A wealthy, loving family. A job that fulfills him. Friends he can count on. But something is missing. He’s spent years watching his brother and close friends get married and start families, but it hasn’t happened for him. When an assignment comes up to investigate fallen Hollywood star Vanessa Hale, he jumps at the chance. She’s gorgeous and potentially deadly. Playing the spy game with her might be just the thing to take his mind off his troubles.

A woman with nothing left to lose

Vanessa Hale had big dreams that ended in scandal. She returned home with nothing but heartache and the desire to find her sister’s killer. The trail points to someone at Lodge Corp, so taking a job with Julian Lodge’s mysterious company is her best option for finding the truth. While she hunts for a killer during the day, she hopes to find some solace at night in The Club. Meeting the gorgeous, sexy and seemingly kind Michael Malone, their chemistry sparks in a way she’s never felt before, and Vanessa thinks maybe her luck has finally changed.

A love that might save them both

When Michael’s true motives are revealed, she will have to find a way to forgive his betrayal. The killer has made Vanessa their next target. Working together and stopping this monster is the only chance for them to have the real love they both deserve.

Grab your copy today!
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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 – The Dom Identity by Lexi Blake

A man with everything.
A woman with nothing left to lose.
A love that might save them both.

The Dom Identity, the all new incredibly sexy standalone in the Masters and Mercenaries: Reloaded from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake is available now!

A man with everything

Michael Malone seems to have it all. A wealthy, loving family. A job that fulfills him. Friends he can count on. But something is missing. He’s spent years watching his brother and close friends get married and start families, but it hasn’t happened for him. When an assignment comes up to investigate fallen Hollywood star Vanessa Hale, he jumps at the chance. She’s gorgeous and potentially deadly. Playing the spy game with her might be just the thing to take his mind off his troubles.

A woman with nothing left to lose

Vanessa Hale had big dreams that ended in scandal. She returned home with nothing but heartache and the desire to find her sister’s killer. The trail points to someone at Lodge Corp, so taking a job with Julian Lodge’s mysterious company is her best option for finding the truth. While she hunts for a killer during the day, she hopes to find some solace at night in The Club. Meeting the gorgeous, sexy and seemingly kind Michael Malone, their chemistry sparks in a way she’s never felt before, and Vanessa thinks maybe her luck has finally changed.

A love that might save them both

When Michael’s true motives are revealed, she will have to find a way to forgive his betrayal. The killer has made Vanessa their next target. Working together and stopping this monster is the only chance for them to have the real love they both deserve.

Grab your copy today!
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3xNa8kH
Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/DomIdentity
Apple Books: https://apple.co/2QVk0s1
Kobo: https://bit.ly/3efG4qr
Nook: https://bit.ly/2PRx0yA
Google Play: https://bit.ly/3eUDcxY
Amazon Paperback: https://amzn.to/33bPnkD

Add Dom Identity to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2RmYhJs

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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Review – The Dom Identity by Lexi Blake

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The Dom Identity; Masters and Mercenaries #23, Reloaded #2 
(#2 within a series)

Publication Date: September 14, 2021

Genre/Tropes: BDSM/Suspense Romance

Author: Lexi Blake

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Family, intimacy, spies, and all the loveable sarcasm I adore while reading my favorite series. Everything right and perfect was in The Dom Identity, including talk about body positivity….YESZZZZ…and finding joy before life passes you by.

Lexi Blake has never shied away from strong women or the leading men who bring out confidence in their partner or partners. In this newest addition to one of my all time favorite series, Michael Malone and Vanessa Jones crack open body image, self esteem and how it all ties in to how a person projects what they feel and what others actually see whether they are in person, on stage, in the tabloids, etc…

It’s hard enough for an everyday person to navigate the world and enjoy the body we live in, but for people like Michael and Vanessa, who live more in the world’s eye, criticism is an everyday occurance. These two also circle what is involved being a couple in the eye of the public. Love is work for a normal couple, but elevate it with paparazzi and constant social injustice and a relationship seems almost impossible.

Michael Malone comes from a world of money, he’s no stranger to what the media can get wrong, but he’s also tried to live apart from it. Having a career outside of the oil business where the Malone name is tied too Michael sometimes feels disconnected from his blood relatives and the family he’s tried to create. Some days he’s so alone in the fact that he walks the line between two worlds he often wonders if he made the right decision, that is until he meets Vanessa Jones and sees that same loneliness in her.

Social media has given the world a way to project a very one dimensional view of any subject. People see what they want to see and let’s face it, a lot of people are extremely harsh. Vanessa Jones, also known as Vanessa Hale on screen, hasn’t had the best of luck when it comes to her career. Well, she has and she also hasn’t. While she became famous with her looks, those looks also brought her criticism when it came to having a brain in her head as she sought out different roles. For her beauty, she must have used it to get ahead, probaby on her knees. If she asserts herself, then she’s a cold, calculated b**ch and has emotional issues and her career suffered. Some days being a woman is not easy. It’s lonely and becomes hard to trust those around you and Vanessa gives an excellent view into this life that many crave, but perhaps isn’t all it’s cracked up to be once you reach a high level of fame. Everyone thinks they know you, but do they really? Vanessa meets her other half and being with Michael is like coming home, until she learns the truth about why he’s with her.

Michael is hired to investigate Vanessa, initially for Julian Lodge because Vanessa is working for his wife Dani. Michael should be honest and tell Vanessa why he’s there, but once he gets to know her, the real her, he doesn’t want to chance losing her. Where is Ian’s inner monologue when he needs it, aside from the one telling him to wear a condom.

I loved returning to Julian’s world and revisiting a lot of the members there while Michael and Vanessa are visiting The Club. Plus the younger generation, like Kyle, attend The Club because they don’t want to see their parents parading around naked at Sanctum. It’s too funny to hear them talk about it and fake gag, I giggle every single time. AND, the ongoing feud and frenemy status between Ian and Julian is always hilarious.I can’t get enough of the sarcastic ribbing, so many good things in this reloaded series.

While the Malone family has been present in the last few novels and novellas, we get to know them even more along with the rambunctious grandchildren. The growing families is super exciting on every level and I wish I was better at keeping track of all the children, since I know there will be match ups within the McKay-Taggart agency or interconnected worlds. I can hardly wait to see each dad freak out when that happens.

Lasty, since I know I’ve already gone off tangent, while I still love Ian and his outlandish, yet honest, remarks “Michael did what all of my idiot employees do and fell for the client. Trust me. I’ve seen it a thousand times.” As a secondary character, it was truly Kyle who stole the show in this book. Kyle reminds me of a young Tag, so I can’t say Ian isn’t far from my mind or still my favorite, but Kyle is sneaking up on Ian. Kyle is full of the Taggart sarcasm (most likely because he is the stepson of Sean Taggart and spent time with the entire Taggart clan as a child), but Kyle also has a very similar background to those he now works with. He’s carrying a dark secret, which makes him hold back on friendship, love, deep connections of any kind, but he has these moments of honesty that are leading up to what will be a fantastic book. I can hardly wait!

Synopsis:

A man with everything

Michael Malone seems to have it all. A wealthy, loving family. A job that fulfills him. Friends he can count on. But something is missing. He’s spent years watching his brother and close friends get married and start families, but it hasn’t happened for him. When an assignment comes up to investigate fallen Hollywood star Vanessa Hale, he jumps at the chance. She’s gorgeous and potentially deadly. Playing the spy game with her might be just the thing to take his mind off his troubles.

A woman with nothing left to lose

Vanessa Hale had big dreams that ended in scandal. She returned home with nothing but heartache and the desire to find her mother’s killer. The trail points to someone at Lodge Corp, so taking a job with Julian Lodge’s mysterious company is her best option for finding the truth. While she hunts for a killer during the day, she hopes to find some solace at night in The Club. Meeting the gorgeous, sexy and seemingly kind Michael Malone, their chemistry sparks in a way she’s never felt before, and Vanessa thinks maybe her luck has finally changed.

A love that might save them both

When Michael’s true motives are revealed, she will have to find a way to forgive his betrayal. The killer has made Vanessa their next target. Working together and stopping this monster is the only chance for them to have the real love they both deserve.

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Review – Treasured by Lexi Blake

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Treasured; Masters and Mercenaries #22.5 
(An interconnected standalone within a series)

Publication Date: June 22, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Novella/BDSM/Suspense Romance

Author: Lexi Blake

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

I never get enough of returning to Lexi’s M&M world and now my excitement levels are extra high that I’m getting to delve into the love lives of the children of some of my favorite characters.

David Hawthorne is the stepson of Sean Taggart and the fact that I’m not only getting Sean’s advice as a father, but getting a double dose of Ian as David’s uncle and Tessa’s employer it was like having all the holidays bundled together all at once. Over the moon didn’t even begin to describe my happiness levels.

Tessa Santiago and David Hawthorne are both rich with history within the Taggart-McKay world. Tessa was engaged to Michael Malone, the wealthy oil billionaire, and David Hawthorne is Sean Taggart’s step-son. Both Michael and Sean are prominent men, which makes this story so much sweeter.

Tessa had already broken an engagement to a man who ran in the elite circle of an elite world. While the break up was amblicle between Michael and Tessa and they have remained friends, she refuses to put herself back in the position where money and social status is everything and the relationship comes second.She hated the pressure of always being “on” and living in the spotlight.

When she meets David there is an instant connection, but she doesn’t connect him with the Taggart family, he has a different last name after all, but when she discovers who he actually is, she ghosts his advances. She has no desire to live in the spotlight again, but she also can’t stop thinking about him.

David has never really felt that he fit in with his family, his brother Kyle is more of a Taggart and speaks his step-fathers language than he does. David is a professor and currently working on writing a biography for his tenure when Tessa is assigned as his bodyguard. It wouldn’t normally be a problem, but she’d rejected his advances once and he doesn’t need the rejection again, especially when he has work to do.

These two blaze with chemistry and could set the jungle on fire, but there is a mystery to solve. Could David solve the puzzles that lead to a treasure and also solve the mystery of the woman assigned to him before it’s time to leave the island?

For fans of this series, there are several dropped hints to Lexi’s upcoming books without giving too much away, but personally each one made me giddy. I love the 1001 Dark Night novellas for this very reason. The other joy of reading these short novellas is because new readers get a taste of an author’s writing, we get introduced to new characters and while it may be part of a series, you don’t necessarily need to be fully versed in the world, but just one small taste and you will want to read them all.

Synopsis:

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

David Hawthorne has a great life. His job as a professor at a prestigious Dallas college is everything he hoped for. Now that his brother is back from the Navy, life seems to be settling down. All he needs to do is finish the book he’s working on and his tenure will be assured. When he gets invited to interview a reclusive expert, he knows he’s gotten lucky. But being the stepson of Sean Taggart comes with its drawbacks, including an overprotective mom who sends a security detail to keep him safe. He doesn’t need a bodyguard, but when Tessa Santiago shows up on his doorstep, the idea of her giving him close cover doesn’t seem so bad.

Tessa has always excelled at most anything she tried, except romance. The whole relationship thing just didn’t work out for her. She’s not looking for love, and she’s certainly not looking for it with an academic who happens to be connected to her boss’s family. The last thing she wants is to escort an overly pampered pretentious man-child around South America to ensure he doesn’t get into trouble. Still, there’s something about David that calls to her. In addition to watching his back, she will have to avoid falling into the trap of soulful eyes and a deep voice that gets her heart racing.

But when the seemingly simple mission turns into a treacherous race for a hidden artifact, David and Tess know this assignment could cost them far more than their jobs. If they can overcome the odds, the lost treasure might not be their most valuable reward.

**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.**

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Cover Reveal – The Dom Identity by Lexi Blake

A man with everything.
A woman with nothing left to lose.
A love that might save them both.

The Dom Identity, the all new steamy standalone in the Masters and Mercenaries: Reloaded from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake is coming September 14th, and we have the incredible cover!

A man with everything

Michael Malone seems to have it all. A wealthy, loving family. A job that fulfills him. Friends he can count on. But something is missing. He’s spent years watching his brother and close friends get married and start families, but it hasn’t happened for him. When an assignment comes up to investigate fallen Hollywood star Vanessa Hale, he jumps at the chance. She’s gorgeous and potentially deadly. Playing the spy game with her might be just the thing to take his mind off his troubles.

A woman with nothing left to lose

Vanessa Hale had big dreams that ended in scandal. She returned home with nothing but heartache and the desire to find her sister’s killer. The trail points to someone at Lodge Corp, so taking a job with Julian Lodge’s mysterious company is her best option for finding the truth. While she hunts for a killer during the day, she hopes to find some solace at night in The Club. Meeting the gorgeous, sexy and seemingly kind Michael Malone, their chemistry sparks in a way she’s never felt before, and Vanessa thinks maybe her luck has finally changed.

A love that might save them both

When Michael’s true motives are revealed, she will have to find a way to forgive his betrayal. The killer has made Vanessa their next target. Working together and stopping this monster is the only chance for them to have the real love they both deserve.

Reserve your copy today!
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3xNa8kH
Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/DomIdentity
Apple Books: https://apple.co/2QVk0s1
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Nook: https://bit.ly/2PRx0yA
Google Play: https://bit.ly/3eUDcxY
Amazon Paperback: https://amzn.to/33bPnkD

Add Dom Identity to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2RmYhJs

Cover Designer: Frauke Spanuth

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
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3vTyQyb
Facebook: http://bit.ly/339Svf9
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Website: https://www.lexiblake.net