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New Release – The Control by Elena Monroe

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: The Control
Series: The 4Horsemen #4
Author: Elena Monroe
Genre: Dark Forbidden Love Romance
Release Date: May 4, 2021
BLURB

My demons will ruin whatever is left of her halo.

BOWEN
I was living on borrowed everything: time, feelings, motives, even these stale breaths.
I was expired in every way.
No saving me.
He should have lived instead.
He deserved to squeeze every drop out of life and rub it in my face the way he always did.
I was stuck here as half of a person and Eve expected me to be whole enough to fix her.
We were too shattered to ever be put back together again.
I was her demon. 

EVE
I was wasting every second of every day trying to make time move faster.
I was ready to throw away this life as the Princess of Denmark and go back home where Bowen would be waiting for me. There was no stopping me.
I had been promised to Bowen since our births.
I was determined to save myself for him and only him – my life line.
I may be bruised and broken but that only dirtied up my angel wings.
Nothing he couldn’t handle.
I would always be his angel.


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EXCERPT

I should have given him the truth. Anything but the silence lurking inside my mouth making me mute.
Just as I pulled the band away from his body his grip crushed my small hands so hard I felt myself wince. “We aren’t doing that here… I don’t need your pity,” his words might as well have been venom.
It was well-deserved, my body screamed: use me to bury the pain and my eyes were glazed over in sympathy.
“Bowen…” I was trying to slice through the immediate anger cocooning him when his grip didn’t let up, holding my hands still too tightly.
He looked down on me like I personally insulted him in less redeemable ways. “It doesn’t matter how damaged you are when you look at me like that. It would have been easier to just sit pretty and be the wife I don’t want. No demons except me. Now there is nothing holding me back from making sure that fake halo is replaced with horns.”
Standing up right instead of looking down at me like a silly girl who couldn’t handle his demons, his fists clenched making the wraps get even more taunt around his hands.
My mouth was still gaping open but no syllables or sounds came out. Not one word while I watched him square up to the bag hanging in its place. “You always wanted to match.”
My eyes stung with tears and I felt myself suck in my bottom lip like it was the key to holding back tears.
Hitting a small remote in his pocket music flooded his home gym, too loud to think or talk anymore.
Bowen’s fist drove into the bag over and over making me flinch every time. I pushed him to be someone to me and didn’t take into account how askewed how my expectations were.
My expectations were soul crushing.
My expectations were selfish.
My expectations disregarded trauma altogether.
I mumbled a quick sorry around my trembling bottom lip hoping that would suffice.
Few steps forward and ten back seemed to be the dance with the devil. He promised to fuck my halo into horns and now I felt overwhelmed by the need to be just as broken as him.


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AUTHOR BIO

Elena Monroe grew up in Florida scribbling down stories from a very young age. These stories were really just wavy lines filling the paper, but she knew each word, each emotion, each character’s name, and there was no tricking her into forgetting what each line signified. Just like her unconventional way of writing as a toddler Elena is setting her own rules and just telling stories. 

Much like her debut novel, The Best Years, life certainly imitated art. Transplanting from the South to the East Coast, Elena currently lives in Connecticut with husband, reformed bad boy. 

Find her on her social media through Twitter at @elenamonroe, Instagram at @elenamonroewrites, Facebook at @elenamonroewrites, and more


AUTHOR LINKS

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elenamonroeauthor
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Cover Reveal – The Control by Elena Monroe

COVER REVEAL
Title: The Control
Series: The 4Horsemen #4
Author: Elena Monroe
Genre: Dark Forbidden Love Romance
Cover Design: Maria, Steamy Reads
Release Date: May 4, 2021
BLURB

My demons will ruin whatever is left of her halo.

BOWEN
I was living on borrowed everything: time, feelings, motives, even these stale breaths.
I was expired in every way.
No saving me.
He should have lived instead.
He deserved to squeeze every drop out of life and rub it in my face the way he always did.
I was stuck here as half of a person and Eve expected me to be whole enough to fix her.
We were too shattered to ever be put back together again.
I was her demon. 

EVE
I was wasting every second of every day trying to make time move faster.
I was ready to throw away this life as the Princess of Denmark and go back home where Bowen would be waiting for me. There was no stopping me.
I had been promised to Bowen since our births.
I was determined to save myself for him and only him – my life line.
I may be bruised and broken but that only dirtied up my angel wings.
Nothing he couldn’t handle.
I would always be his angel.


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EXCERPT

I should have given him the truth. Anything but the silence lurking inside my mouth making me mute.
Just as I pulled the band away from his body his grip crushed my small hands so hard I felt myself wince. “We aren’t doing that here… I don’t need your pity,” his words might as well have been venom.
It was well-deserved, my body screamed: use me to bury the pain and my eyes were glazed over in sympathy.
“Bowen…” I was trying to slice through the immediate anger cocooning him when his grip didn’t let up, holding my hands still too tightly.
He looked down on me like I personally insulted him in less redeemable ways. “It doesn’t matter how damaged you are when you look at me like that. It would have been easier to just sit pretty and be the wife I don’t want. No demons except me. Now there is nothing holding me back from making sure that fake halo is replaced with horns.”
Standing up right instead of looking down at me like a silly girl who couldn’t handle his demons, his fists clenched making the wraps get even more taunt around his hands.
My mouth was still gaping open but no syllables or sounds came out. Not one word while I watched him square up to the bag hanging in its place. “You always wanted to match.”
My eyes stung with tears and I felt myself suck in my bottom lip like it was the key to holding back tears.
Hitting a small remote in his pocket music flooded his home gym, too loud to think or talk anymore.
Bowen’s fist drove into the bag over and over making me flinch every time. I pushed him to be someone to me and didn’t take into account how askewed how my expectations were.
My expectations were soul crushing.
My expectations were selfish.
My expectations disregarded trauma altogether.
I mumbled a quick sorry around my trembling bottom lip hoping that would suffice.
Few steps forward and ten back seemed to be the dance with the devil. He promised to fuck my halo into horns and now I felt overwhelmed by the need to be just as broken as him.


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Elena Monroe grew up in Florida scribbling down stories from a very young age. These stories were really just wavy lines filling the paper, but she knew each word, each emotion, each character’s name, and there was no tricking her into forgetting what each line signified. Just like her unconventional way of writing as a toddler Elena is setting her own rules and just telling stories. 

Much like her debut novel, The Best Years, life certainly imitated art. Transplanting from the South to the East Coast, Elena currently lives in Connecticut with husband, reformed bad boy. 

Find her on her social media through Twitter at @elenamonroe, Instagram at @elenamonroewrites, Facebook at @elenamonroewrites, and more


AUTHOR LINKS

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Book Reviews, Dark Romance, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – The Control by Elena Monroe

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The Control; The 4 Horsemen #4
(#4 within a series)

Publication Date: May 4, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Dark/Secret Society/Arranged Marriage/Friends to Lovers Romance

Author: Elena Monroe

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
We have the fourth horseman!! Bowen has been a bit of a mystery coming into this book and with that mystery hanging over him this book was like a beautiful, dark flower blooming. BAM—you couldn’t take your eyes off it and it was glorious!

Each horseman is so different and Bowen is no exception to where he fits in the working cog of that machine. Yes, he’s a functioning alcoholic, but how and why he functions is so sad. I won’t give up his secrets, because like that blooming flower, it needs to be experienced personally, but Bowen isn’t who you think he is.

Eve is also someone quite different than I was expecting. She grew up with the horsemen before moving to Denmark, certainly not of her choice. Eve and Bowen were best friends, closer than best friends could be as they shared everything until she was ripped away. Her life in Denmark wasn’t glitter and horses and she has been dreaming of the day she was able to return, but nothing prepared her for the man she was returning to, but Eve will never give up on her dreams or her Bowey.

These two are beautifully heartbreaking and Elena does their story justice in the best way she knows how when it comes to these broken horsemen.  This particular story is so raw but pure at the same time and overall I am constantly amazed at how Elena combines the dark with the light where I’m enthralled until the very last page.

It’s hard to pick a favorite, especially as this crazy family has grown, I love them each for their own unique personalities. I won’t say much more, but prepare for a gripping story and don’t go in with any expectations as this couple will continually shock you.

Synopsis:

BOWEN ASTOR/EVE
She was immaculate and I was going to starve her until she begged to be dirty…

I was living on borrowed everything: time, feelings, motives, even these stale breaths.
I was expired in every way.
No saving me.
He should have lived instead.
He deserved to squeeze every drop out of life and rub it in my face the way he always did.
I was stuck here as half of a person and Eve expected me to be whole enough to fix her.
We were too shattered to ever be put back together again.
I was her demon…

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Release Boost – The Sacrifice by Elena Monroe

RELEASE BOOST
Title: The Sacrifice
Series: The 4Horsemen #3
Author: Elena Monroe
Genre: Dark Forbidden Romance
Release Date: February 4, 2021
BLURB

KHAOS
I’m not living under any kind of false pretenses here. I know I’m basically a rapper’s attitude with R&B feelings and a pop star’s bank account. 
There were a lot of ways to describe my unconventional lifestyle of part time cult member and full time showman. 
Risk taker. 
Exuberant.
And my personal favorite adjective: undomesticated.
I surrounded myself with people who liked a good time but left after they served their purpose of making sure I felt nothing but top shelf feelings.
I wasn’t about to be like my brothers who let the darkness eat away at their vindication. The only crime I had ever committed was waving the glory of being invited, of saying I came and conquered around like a badge of honor. 
Spoiler alert: None of that earned me respect.
There’s only one girl who managed to rob me of my fake smile…and my watch. 

GRACE
I was a throw away, street trash, a child abandoned and scooped up by the bad people you only hear about after they get caught. 
I was hard in a way people found uncomfortable and determined too much work to rehabilitate into society again. I was found guilty over and over enough to let the bad things become who I am, blurring the lines between freedom and a jail sentence. 
Fraud. 
Thief. 
And my least favorite: fake girlfriend to a scary ass kingpin. 
Forced out of a childhood I was surrounded by darkness, evil, and the kind of cutthroat loyalty that landed your body so mutilated they wouldn’t be able to tell who you were if you fell out of obedience. 
They accepted me like family and there’s no quitting your family.
I had the respect to match my rap sheet.
There’s only one guy who managed to exonerate me… and my invisible wings.


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EXCERPT

“You don’t know me. You’ve never known me because you chalked me up to be some useless brat you constantly fix mistakes for. I let you all define me. I’ve always just been whatever the fuck you all needed: funny Khaos, quiet Khaos, the Khaos that pushes you right into love when you’re too fucking blind. You don’t see how much she means to me because you don’t fucking see me. No one sees me except her.” My fingers were fisting the material so hard I wondered if I ripped his shirt when he cracked a smile.
His smirk bothered me instantly when he said, “I was testing a theory. Either way you’re becoming a blood donor tonight.”
Letting go of his shirt, I slumped down in the chair still riddled with anxiety and anger. I let myself fold over trying to get centered even though this wasn’t my adult tree house or a bathroom floor like I preferred.
“You’re a fucking psychopath.”
Vic folded his arms over his broad chest, “I had to make sure she meant something and wasn’t just part of your fucking antics… she’s a good person, not part of your fucking reverse harem plot.” A small pause between thoughts he spoke again, “Clave knows that video exists even though we buried it by giving Rodriguez a raid. She’s the new price of you missing an event, dumbass. That’s DuPonte’s only rule and you broke it.”
He wasn’t wrong. The Clave doesn’t do well with broken rules and if you’re lucky enough to survive the punishment then it means you lost crucial parts of your life.
Loved ones mostly.
Considering I was the most unattached, the Clave would find a way to hurt me and being caught on tape with the girl I love was as good as me forking over the truth on a silver platter for them.
Hurt me here, please.
We both joked around the idea of us being forbidden because of who we belong to but nothing was more honest.
Star crossed lovers doomed by our loyalties.
“What do you want me to do, Vic? Get on my knees and beg you to make it better? Keep smiling because it’s easier for you guys? I fucked up but I can clean up after myself.”


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AUTHOR BIO

Elena Monroe grew up in Florida scribbling down stories from a very young age. These stories were really just wavy lines filling the paper, but she knew each word, each emotion, each character’s name, and there was no tricking her into forgetting what each line signified. Just like her unconventional way of writing as a toddler Elena is setting her own rules and just telling stories. 

Much like her debut novel, The Best Years, life certainly imitated art. Transplanting from the South to the East Coast, Elena currently lives in Connecticut with husband, reformed bad boy. 

Find her on her social media through Twitter at @elenamonroe, Instagram at @elenamonroewrites, Facebook at @elenamonroewrites, and more


AUTHOR LINKS

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elenamonroewrites
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elenamonroewrites
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2307075255991016
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Elena-Monroe/e/B07Q41NHSK
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New Release – The Sacrifice by Elena Monroe

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: The Sacrifice
Series: The 4Horsemen #3
Author: Elena Monroe
Genre: Dark Forbidden Romance
Release Date: February 4, 2021
BLURB

KHAOS
I’m not living under any kind of false pretenses here. I know I’m basically a rapper’s attitude with R&B feelings and a pop star’s bank account. 
There were a lot of ways to describe my unconventional lifestyle of part time cult member and full time showman. 
Risk taker. 
Exuberant.
And my personal favorite adjective: undomesticated.
I surrounded myself with people who liked a good time but left after they served their purpose of making sure I felt nothing but top shelf feelings.
I wasn’t about to be like my brothers who let the darkness eat away at their vindication. The only crime I had ever committed was waving the glory of being invited, of saying I came and conquered around like a badge of honor. 
Spoiler alert: None of that earned me respect.
There’s only one girl who managed to rob me of my fake smile…and my watch. 

GRACE
I was a throw away, street trash, a child abandoned and scooped up by the bad people you only hear about after they get caught. 
I was hard in a way people found uncomfortable and determined too much work to rehabilitate into society again. I was found guilty over and over enough to let the bad things become who I am, blurring the lines between freedom and a jail sentence. 
Fraud. 
Thief. 
And my least favorite: fake girlfriend to a scary ass kingpin. 
Forced out of a childhood I was surrounded by darkness, evil, and the kind of cutthroat loyalty that landed your body so mutilated they wouldn’t be able to tell who you were if you fell out of obedience. 
They accepted me like family and there’s no quitting your family.
I had the respect to match my rap sheet.
There’s only one guy who managed to exonerate me… and my invisible wings.


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EXCERPT

“You don’t know me. You’ve never known me because you chalked me up to be some useless brat you constantly fix mistakes for. I let you all define me. I’ve always just been whatever the fuck you all needed: funny Khaos, quiet Khaos, the Khaos that pushes you right into love when you’re too fucking blind. You don’t see how much she means to me because you don’t fucking see me. No one sees me except her.” My fingers were fisting the material so hard I wondered if I ripped his shirt when he cracked a smile.
His smirk bothered me instantly when he said, “I was testing a theory. Either way you’re becoming a blood donor tonight.”
Letting go of his shirt, I slumped down in the chair still riddled with anxiety and anger. I let myself fold over trying to get centered even though this wasn’t my adult tree house or a bathroom floor like I preferred.
“You’re a fucking psychopath.”
Vic folded his arms over his broad chest, “I had to make sure she meant something and wasn’t just part of your fucking antics… she’s a good person, not part of your fucking reverse harem plot.” A small pause between thoughts he spoke again, “Clave knows that video exists even though we buried it by giving Rodriguez a raid. She’s the new price of you missing an event, dumbass. That’s DuPonte’s only rule and you broke it.”
He wasn’t wrong. The Clave doesn’t do well with broken rules and if you’re lucky enough to survive the punishment then it means you lost crucial parts of your life.
Loved ones mostly.
Considering I was the most unattached, the Clave would find a way to hurt me and being caught on tape with the girl I love was as good as me forking over the truth on a silver platter for them.
Hurt me here, please.
We both joked around the idea of us being forbidden because of who we belong to but nothing was more honest.
Star crossed lovers doomed by our loyalties.
“What do you want me to do, Vic? Get on my knees and beg you to make it better? Keep smiling because it’s easier for you guys? I fucked up but I can clean up after myself.”


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AUTHOR BIO

Elena Monroe grew up in Florida scribbling down stories from a very young age. These stories were really just wavy lines filling the paper, but she knew each word, each emotion, each character’s name, and there was no tricking her into forgetting what each line signified. Just like her unconventional way of writing as a toddler Elena is setting her own rules and just telling stories. 

Much like her debut novel, The Best Years, life certainly imitated art. Transplanting from the South to the East Coast, Elena currently lives in Connecticut with husband, reformed bad boy. 

Find her on her social media through Twitter at @elenamonroe, Instagram at @elenamonroewrites, Facebook at @elenamonroewrites, and more


AUTHOR LINKS

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

Review – The Sacrifice by Elena Monroe

53469508. sy475

The Sacrifice; The 4 Horsemen #3 
(A standalone within a series)

Publication Date: February 4, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Dark/Secret Society/Fluid Romance

Author: Elena Monroe

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

YESSSSSSSSS!! Let me count the reasons why this book is AMAZING!!

  1. This cover!!
  2. KHAOS came with his own trigger warning. I’m not talking about the book, but KHAOS himself…can we refer back to #1, bring it, I LOVE IT!!!!
  3. This entire book…Oh, yes, it was everything!!!!

It is dark…so if you are expecting sunshine and gummy bears, as Khaos does seem to project that, beware it’s all a cover (this time I’m not talking about #1). Khaos does live up to his name in bringing chaos everywhere he goes and it’s not in the healthiest of ways. He destroys and wreaks havoc and drips poison wherever he can. Yes, I made fun of the trigger warning, but seriously, if you have problems with dark themes, drug use, polygamous relations, orgys, fluid sexuality, etc… then this story isn’t for you, but if you enjoy treading in these waters, jump in and enjoy the fun that is Khaos.

Khaos has been my favorite since the beginning of this series and this book solidified his standing among the 4 Horsemen. He is certainly misunderstood, among his friends, among his coworkers, to his alphabetical girlfriends, to basically everyone in the world except Birdy. She sees behind the mask he wears and this excites Khaos more than anything or anyone ever has before. Unfortunately, for a man like him, a man who embodies his own name, he has rules and those rules don’t allow him to touch, taste, or have Birdy. Pity, that’s a lot of “no” for a man who never really denies himself. Khaos is so full of love, he just misdirects what that means in very unhealthy ways. He’s glutinous, impetuous, impulsive, a true lover and not a fighter which makes him mouthy and cocky and frankly everything adorable, but also very misunderstood. I love everything about Khaos and he just needed to find the right woman to help direct his Mayhem and Anarchy!

Grace – or Birdy – has come from a life of nothing. Thrown into a dumpster at birth, then thrown into the foster system, only next to be thrown into juvie, when Grace was plucked out of a nothing life to enter a gang she really knew no difference. Her life has never been her own, living for the people who only seem to throw her away at the first opportunity they have. Meeting Khaos is an experience she’s never encountered before, a man with everything at his fingertips, but beneath his happy mask she can see how lonely he is. She shouldn’t be intrigued by the man that lives for the spotlight when she prefers to live as a ghost, but she has a hard time saying no.  He could be the man to set her free an help her fly or he could be the man who ends up getting them both killed. Pick a hand.

They come across as opposites, for example-Grace is a ghost and Khaos is an attention whore, no matter what their weakness is the other makes up for in their strength. Birdy is strong where Khaos is not, he is loving where she struggles to understand what that attachment means. They are truly the perfect yin and yang to balance each other out. They also have an underlying connection in their loneliness. Where Grace has lead a life of truly being alone, Khaos has masked it by surrounding himself in a group of people that he really didn’t connect with so he wouldn’t have to face the pit of loneliness inside of himself. Their souls feel that connection and breaking that bond once it’s linked is almost impossible.

These two by far are my favorite couple in this series, but I also loved how Elena entwined the entire family that continues to grow within the Clave; Grimm, Vic, along with Abigail and Justice. They all made me giddy with each moment they popped up in the book and how they too continued to grow as characters. Bowen is still a bit of a mystery, but the small bit Elena did give only made me salvate for more.

The Sacrifice is a truly amazing read and Khaos is the absolute best!!

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Synopsis:

KHAOS
I’m not living under any kind of false pretenses here. I know I’m basically a rapper’s attitude with R&B feelings and a pop star’s bank account.
There were a lot of ways to describe my unconventional lifestyle of part time cult member and full time showman.
Risk taker.
Exuberant.
And my personal favorite adjective: undomesticated.
I surrounded myself with people who liked a good time but left after they served their purpose of making sure I felt nothing but top shelf feelings.
I wasn’t about to be like my brothers who let the darkness eat away at their vindication. The only crime I had ever committed was waving the glory of being invited, of saying I came and conquered around like a badge of honor.
Spoiler alert: None of that earned me respect.
There’s only one girl who managed to rob me of my fake smile… and my watch.

GRACE
I was a throw away, street trash, a child abandoned and scooped up by the bad people you only hear about after they get caught.
I was hard in a way people found uncomfortable and determined too much work to rehabilitate into society again. I was found guilty over and over enough to let the bad things become who I am, blurring the lines between freedom and a jail sentence.
Fraud.
Thief.
And my least favorite: fake girlfriend to a scary ass kingpin.
Forced out of a childhood I was surrounded by darkness, evil, and the kind of cutthroat loyalty that landed your body so mutilated they wouldn’t be able to tell who you were if you fell out of obedience.
They accepted me like family and there’s no quitting your family.
I had the respect to match my rap sheet.
There’s only one guy who managed to exonerate me… and my invisible wings.

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Cover Reveal – The Sacrifice by Elena Monroe

COVER REVEAL
Title: The Sacrifice
Series: The 4Horsemen #3
Author: Elena Monroe
Genre: Dark Forbidden Romance
Cover Design: Maria, Steamy Reads
Release Date: February 4, 2021
BLURB

KHAOS
I’m not living under any kind of false pretenses here. I know I’m basically a rapper’s attitude with R&B feelings and a pop star’s bank account. 
There were a lot of ways to describe my unconventional lifestyle of part time cult member and full time showman. 
Risk taker. 
Exuberant.
And my personal favorite adjective: undomesticated.
I surrounded myself with people who liked a good time but left after they served their purpose of making sure I felt nothing but top shelf feelings.
I wasn’t about to be like my brothers who let the darkness eat away at their vindication. The only crime I had ever committed was waving the glory of being invited, of saying I came and conquered around like a badge of honor. 
Spoiler alert: None of that earned me respect.
There’s only one girl who managed to rob me of my fake smile…and my watch. 

GRACE
I was a throw away, street trash, a child abandoned and scooped up by the bad people you only hear about after they get caught. 
I was hard in a way people found uncomfortable and determined too much work to rehabilitate into society again. I was found guilty over and over enough to let the bad things become who I am, blurring the lines between freedom and a jail sentence. 
Fraud. 
Thief. 
And my least favorite: fake girlfriend to a scary ass kingpin. 
Forced out of a childhood I was surrounded by darkness, evil, and the kind of cutthroat loyalty that landed your body so mutilated they wouldn’t be able to tell who you were if you fell out of obedience. 
They accepted me like family and there’s no quitting your family.
I had the respect to match my rap sheet.
There’s only one guy who managed to exonerate me… and my invisible wings.


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EXCERPT

I was too consumed to keep my hand going when I exhaled right along with her while I watched her features melt into a kind of bliss I chase daily. 
Wasting no time Birdy got up from the bed, holding all of my attention, crawling on her hands and knees straight for me. That same burning sensation from not breathing took up the space in my chest when she kneeled down between my legs. 
The same stare wasn’t breaking between us, it was like she was willing me to now come on demand. My hand moved painfully slowly, still too determined to split my focus between her and getting off. 
I would choose her every time. 
Her still labored voice whispered, “I wanna taste you so I know if you taste like sin or secrets.”
Swallowing the lump in my throat I held up my hand and snapped my fingers before I decided to completely fuck the rules. She was sitting there staring up at me in her post-orgasm bliss asking to taste my sins and secrets – and I’m supposed to obey my own rules? Nah, please tell me how I could have that much strength to resist. 
Fuck.
Fuck.
Fuck.
Fuck.
Fuckkk me.


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Elena Monroe grew up in Florida scribbling down stories from a very young age. These stories were really just wavy lines filling the paper, but she knew each word, each emotion, each character’s name, and there was no tricking her into forgetting what each line signified. Just like her unconventional way of writing as a toddler Elena is setting her own rules and just telling stories. 

Much like her debut novel, The Best Years, life certainly imitated art. Transplanting from the South to the East Coast, Elena currently lives in Connecticut with husband, reformed bad boy. 

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New Release – The Test by Elena Monroe

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Title: The Test
Series: The 4Horsemen #2
Author: Elena Monroe
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: November 4, 2020
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He was the Golden Boy until she tarnished him…

I woke up to my roommate and best friend missing. In her place was a note on my bedside table that read: You can only find me with your eyes closed.
No one thinks a note like that is meant for them.
I knew it was meant for me, a clue, a way to seek Justice.
Whoever left me that note was hoping I didn’t let my parent’s legacy die when they did. They wanted to see what kind of warfare I was capable of.
Justice before starting a war with the man who wrote the rule book…

I woke up every day to the same nonsensical bullshit that was my life.
They say only bad things only happen after dark but I was the exception to every rule. I was bad and I happened whenever I wanted.
I wanted someone to challenge me, put me in my place, force me to be better than war strategies and hold the audacity to traipse across enemy lines.
A pink haired receptionist wasn’t my first choice for shaking my resolve.
I can still smell her but I wanted to know if she’d taste like Victory.
Death before dishonor meant not losing to her…


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EXCERPT

Answering the phone, I held onto my breath, when I heard an older woman’s voice come through. “So, you’re the guy responsible for her bad attitude.”
A nervous laugh erupted from me. I had never dated anyone long enough to give them the idea that I would want to speak to anyone important to them.
Besides her.
“I’m so glad you called me back…” The Clave mask slipped back into place, polishing all my stained edges in the hopes of impressing her.
“Didn’t give me much of a choice, since you’ve been calling me every day. Is there something I can help you with?” Her voice showed her age, but her mouth was a family heirloom passed down to Justice.
“I love Justice very much. I wanted to express this to you and prove that I deserve her hand in marriage.”
Laughter poured in from the other end of the phone. “You don’t take no for an answer, do you? If she wanted to marry you, I don’t think she would have evacuated LA like a natural disaster was headed her way.”
“Respectfully, no. I don’t lose gracefully.”
“Go on. I’m gonna need to hear you express those feelings,” she said, but not with an iron fist. Her voice sounded tired and worried for Justice.
“Okay… I’m not a great person, but I’m a better person because of her. I want to be good enough to deserve her.”
“Oh, honey, she wasn’t always a good person either and don’t you let her forget it. Wicked girls like her can’t forget to be humble…”


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Much like her debut novel, The Best Years, life certainly imitated art. Transplanting from the South to the East Coast, Elena currently lives in Connecticut with husband, reformed bad boy. 

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Review
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Review – The Test and The Initiation by Elena Monroe

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The Test; The 4 Horsemen #2 
(#2 in a series)

by: Elena Monroe

Review Rating:

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Like the fine line that lives between war and peace, it is the same that lives between love and hate. Victory and Justice crackle with energy when they are near one another and their chemistry is nuclear when they come together.

We pick up The Test with Victory; conquest of everything around him, winning at everything whether it is a game, his career, killing, ruling over people, etc… Victory wasn’t named Victory to lose. That is until Justice enters his life, a worthy opponent and one that will change the way he strategizes his warplay within the Clave forever.

Justice is also used to winning. She is just wrapped up in a different package. She doesn’t conform to society or rules, she makes her own and that is how she wins until she meets Vic. She bends, twists, and controls every outcome in her life to win until Vic gives her a war she isn’t sure she will survive.

Vic doesn’t realize how much he craves someone like Justice, someone to push him outside of his ridgid life, outside of his controlled rules, outside of the life he hates, (this is something he won’t admit to anyone-hardly even himself because it is the only life he’s known). Justice pushes Vic to become a better version of himself and on the flip side Vic pushes Justice to finally be the woman she hasn’t been since her parents died. She controls her emotions to the point that she hasn’t allowed anyone into her life, afraid that she will lose people close to her, it doesn’t make her cold, just more closed off.

These two push each other into uncomfortable emotions, but ones they have both been avoiding forever and finally willing to embrace, but only if they do it side by side. But the scary part is looking at yourself in a new light when that person who finally gave you the mirror isn’t there helping you hold it up.

Both Justice and Vic love facing off in their battles (because hating your enemy is hot and they completely sizzle off the pages), but neither are prepared for the war that will leave their hearts bloody and broken.

With all the questions I was left with in The Initiation many were answered in The Test, but I’m starting to get the feel that each book will answer a little more, which is the tease of Elena Monroe’s writing. Since this series is my first adventure with her I’m enjoying the ride especially now that I’m invested in the characters and the entire storyline. These stories are intertwined in ways that are hard to explain without giving too much away, so forgive any vagueness I may have in my review, but overall my suggestion is to begin from The Initiation and enjoy the ride like I am.

Synopsis:

VIC ROCKEFELLER/JUSTICE
He was the poster child for golden rules until she unraveled him…

I woke up to my roommate and best friend missing. In her place was a note on my bedside table that read: You can only find me with your eyes closed.
No one thinks a note like that is meant for them.
I knew it was meant for me, a clue, a way to seek Justice.
Whoever left me that note was hoping I didn’t let my parent’s legacy die when they did. They wanted to see what kind of warfare I was capable of.
Justice before starting a war with the man who wrote the rule book…

I woke up everyday to the same nonsensical bullshit that was my life.
They say only bad things only happen after dark but I was the exception to every rule. I was bad and I happened whenever I wanted.
I wanted someone to challenge me, put me in my place, force me to be better than war strategies and hold the audacity to traipse across enemy lines.
A pink haired receptionist wasn’t my first choice for shaking my resolve.
I can still smell her but I wanted to know if she’d taste like Victory.
Death before dishonor meant not losing to her…

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The Initiation; The 4 Horsemen #1

(#1 in a series)

Review Rating:

Synopsis:

𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘎𝘰𝘥’𝘴 𝘫𝘶𝘥𝘨𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘭𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘸𝘴.

𝐀𝐁𝐈𝐆𝐀𝐈𝐋
LA wasn’t home… just home for now.
Transplanted here to model I learned Hollywood isn’t where dreams survive the harsh reality of millions all sharing that same dream.
Executive assistant is who I am now.
Slave.
Hollywood’s darling took a liking to me. One not easily ignored when they give you a taste of the high life.
I was supposed to give up hope and give in to LA’s bad reputation but I had rules.
Well, just one: read the rules before you break them.
Unwilling to abandon all my morals, the filter came off my life to see the world I was one foot in was invitation only…

𝐆𝐑𝐈𝐌𝐌
I’m not sure I was ever really Jason.
Whoever he was, was a distant memory now.
Grimm is who I am now.
Death.
I abandoned my birth name, companionship, happiness that wasn’t shaped like Xanax all because I was expected to be the kind of elite that pulls the strings.
Pull the strings but follow the rules.
No distractions.
No serious relationships.
Keep what we do secret.
Born into a rite I didn’t ask for, a society of puppeteers.
An invitation I marked not attending…

Review:
With the nickname of Grimm, it is not hard to see that he is the horseman representing death. He is the epitome of a bad boy, but he is hurting and very much alone. Grimm is the most removed from the group, but he does it himself. He numbs his life to the point that he walks around in a constant fog and alienates everyone. He has no doubts what his role is in life, but he hates it with such a passion that he doesn’t allow any joy, any satisfaction, or really any living into his life, until Abigail speaks to the monster living inside him.

Abigail lives with her own monsters, but she puts it behind a shell of control and organization. Something that originally made her work well with Vic as his secretary (he’s a control freak to the max). However, when she screws up a delivery and Vic decides to fire her, that means instant death within the Clave. Grimm is the one to carry out those termination orders, he instead defies Vic and moves her to his desk (never once having had a secretary before – because why does death need a secretary) their bond begins and both of them are both continually baffled by it as they are also drawn to one another by their powerful chemistry.

Grimm and Abigail are both trying to wrap their heads around the strong force that is continually pulling them together. Grimm has led a life that has pushed everyone away, but he finds himself pulling Abigail to him over and over and it messes with his mind and everything he deems to  know about himself. Abigail also isn’t looking for love. She knows Grimm is a dangerous man and her boss on top of it, but she can’t seem to keep her attraction under control, especially when his wounded soul is reaching out to her. The biggest question is will the Clave let her live when they find out she should have been terminated long before?

While I found I still have a lot of unanswered questions at the end of this book, I’m also dying to read the next book because of those unanswered questions. The Clave has still many missing pieces, but I’m hoping more answers come to light over the next few books. I also have have questions surrounding the horsemen and their relationship when they were younger, but like I said earlier, I’m hoping for more answers in the forthcoming books.

This is a Dark Romance and comes with content warnings that should be heeded if you have any triggers for the following; anxiety, addiction, mentions of animal cruelty and attempted sexual assault.

 

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Cover Reveal – The Test by Elena Monroe

COVER REVEAL
Title: The Test
Series: The 4Horsemen #2
Author: Elena Monroe
Genre: Dark Romance
Cover Design: Maria, Steamy Reads
Release Date: November 4, 2020
BLURB

He was the Golden Boy until she tarnished him…

I woke up to my roommate and best friend missing. In her place was a note on my bedside table that read: You can only find me with your eyes closed.
No one thinks a note like that is meant for them.
I knew it was meant for me, a clue, a way to seek Justice.
Whoever left me that note was hoping I didn’t let my parent’s legacy die when they did. They wanted to see what kind of warfare I was capable of.
Justice before starting a war with the man who wrote the rule book…

I woke up every day to the same nonsensical bullshit that was my life.
They say only bad things only happen after dark but I was the exception to every rule. I was bad and I happened whenever I wanted.
I wanted someone to challenge me, put me in my place, force me to be better than war strategies and hold the audacity to traipse across enemy lines.
A pink haired receptionist wasn’t my first choice for shaking my resolve.
I can still smell her but I wanted to know if she’d taste like Victory.
Death before dishonor meant not losing to her…


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EXCERPT

Answering the phone, I held onto my breath, when I heard an older woman’s voice come through. “So, you’re the guy responsible for her bad attitude.”
A nervous laugh erupted from me. I had never dated anyone long enough to give them the idea that I would want to speak to anyone important to them.
Besides her.
“I’m so glad you called me back…” The Clave mask slipped back into place, polishing all my stained edges in the hopes of impressing her.
“Didn’t give me much of a choice, since you’ve been calling me every day. Is there something I can help you with?” Her voice showed her age, but her mouth was a family heirloom passed down to Justice.
“I love Justice very much. I wanted to express this to you and prove that I deserve her hand in marriage.”
Laughter poured in from the other end of the phone. “You don’t take no for an answer, do you? If she wanted to marry you, I don’t think she would have evacuated LA like a natural disaster was headed her way.”
“Respectfully, no. I don’t lose gracefully.”
“Go on. I’m gonna need to hear you express those feelings,” she said, but not with an iron fist. Her voice sounded tired and worried for Justice.
“Okay… I’m not a great person, but I’m a better person because of her. I want to be good enough to deserve her.”
“Oh, honey, she wasn’t always a good person either and don’t you let her forget it. Wicked girls like her can’t forget to be humble…”


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Elena Monroe grew up in Florida scribbling down stories from a very young age. These stories were really just wavy lines filling the paper, but she knew each word, each emotion, each character’s name, and there was no tricking her into forgetting what each line signified. Just like her unconventional way of writing as a toddler Elena is setting her own rules and just telling stories. 

Much like her debut novel, The Best Years, life certainly imitated art. Transplanting from the South to the East Coast, Elena currently lives in Connecticut with husband, reformed bad boy. 

Find her on her social media through Twitter at @elenamonroe, Instagram at @elenamonroewrites, Facebook at @elenamonroewrites, and more


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New Release – The Initiation by Elena Monroe

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: The Initiation
Series: The 4Horsemen #1
Author: Elena Monroe
Genre: Dark New Adult Romance
Release Date: August 4, 2020

BLURB

The seals have been revealed and God’s judgments on the earth is in. The Clave is here to deliver the news.

ABIGAIL
LA wasn’t home… just home for now.
Transplanted here to model I learned Hollywood isn’t where dreams survive the harsh reality of millions all sharing that same dream.
Executive assistant is who I am now.
Slave.
Hollywood’s darling took a liking to me. One not easily ignored when they give you a taste of the high life.
I was supposed to give up hope and give in to LA’s bad reputation but I had rules.
Well, just one: read the rules before you break them.
Unwilling to abandon all my morals, the filter came off my life to see the world I was one foot in was invitation only…

GRIMM
I’m not sure I was ever really Jason.
Whoever he was, was a distant memory now.
Grimm is who I am now.
Death.
I abandoned my birth name, companionship, happiness that wasn’t shaped like Xanax all because I was expected to be the kind of elite that pulls the strings.
Pull the strings but follow the rules.
No distractions.
No serious relationships.
Keep what we do secret.
Born into a rite I didn’t ask for, a society of puppeteers.
An invitation I marked not attending…

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EXCERPT

We were all related to monsters.
All heir to corrupt kingdoms.
Forced to uphold some delusion that we are doing God’s will by ridding the world of the bad people when we should be included in that kind of purge.
“It’s down to the right. There’s a bunker. That’s where they keep the sacrifices,” I was finally tired of wondering around when I knew exactly where to go.
I found them by mistake one year when I was ten, back when inviting your whole family was more common. They expected everyone to be present even if you weren’t weilding a musket and shooting real people down.
The four of us used to play hide and seek on the grounds just to keep ourselves entertained. I always had the best hiding places, this was our vacation home when it wasn’t being used for some ceremony the Clave hosted.
I was ten years old when I found people in cages in the bunker we were told to stay away from. They were all dugged, out of it like they were dreaming with their eyes open. I envied them. Dreaming with your eyes wide open seemed like the perfect antidote to life, too bad that kind of safety only came before you died.
It wasn’t until my first attendance I realized these people weren’t lucky at all. They were bait, aggression running wild, enemies of the Clave that we hunted for sport.
None of them were going to survive – the least we could do was let them dream with their eyes wide open.

AUTHOR BIO

Elena Monroe grew up in Florida scribbling down stories from a very young age. These stories were really just wavy lines filling the paper, but she knew each word, each emotion, each character’s name, and there was no tricking her into forgetting what each line signified. Just like her unconventional way of writing as a toddler Elena is setting her own rules and just telling stories.

Much like her debut novel, The Best Years, life certainly imitated art. Transplanting from the South to the East Coast, Elena currently lives in Connecticut with husband, reformed bad boy.

Find her on her social media through Twitter at @elenamonroe, Instagram at @elenamonroewrites, Facebook at @elenamonroewrites, and more

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elenamonroewrites
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2307075255991016
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Cover Reveal – The Initiation by Elena Monroe

COVER REVEAL
Title: The Initiation
Series: The 4Horsemen #1
Author: Elena Monroe
Genre: Dark New Adult Romance
Cover Design: Maria, Steamy Reads
Photo: Peter Stimson
Model: Al Jarred
Release Date: August 4, 2020

BLURB

The seals have been revealed and God’s judgments on the earth is in. The Clave is here to deliver the news.

ABIGAIL
LA wasn’t home… just home for now.
Transplanted here to model I learned Hollywood isn’t where dreams survive the harsh reality of millions all sharing that same dream.
Executive assistant is who I am now.
Slave.
Hollywood’s darling took a liking to me. One not easily ignored when they give you a taste of the high life.
I was supposed to give up hope and give in to LA’s bad reputation but I had rules.
Well, just one: read the rules before you break them.
Unwilling to abandon all my morals, the filter came off my life to see the world I was one foot in was invitation only…

GRIMM
I’m not sure I was ever really Jason.
Whoever he was, was a distant memory now.
Grimm is who I am now.
Death.
I abandoned my birth name, companionship, happiness that wasn’t shaped like Xanax all because I was expected to be the kind of elite that pulls the strings.
Pull the strings but follow the rules.
No distractions.
No serious relationships.
Keep what we do secret.
Born into a rite I didn’t ask for, a society of puppeteers.
An invitation I marked not attending…

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EXCERPT

We were all related to monsters.
All heir to corrupt kingdoms.
Forced to uphold some delusion that we are doing God’s will by ridding the world of the bad people when we should be included in that kind of purge.
“It’s down to the right. There’s a bunker. That’s where they keep the sacrifices,” I was finally tired of wondering around when I knew exactly where to go.
I found them by mistake one year when I was ten, back when inviting your whole family was more common. They expected everyone to be present even if you weren’t weilding a musket and shooting real people down.
The four of us used to play hide and seek on the grounds just to keep ourselves entertained. I always had the best hiding places, this was our vacation home when it wasn’t being used for some ceremony the Clave hosted.
I was ten years old when I found people in cages in the bunker we were told to stay away from. They were all dugged, out of it like they were dreaming with their eyes open. I envied them. Dreaming with your eyes wide open seemed like the perfect antidote to life, too bad that kind of safety only came before you died.
It wasn’t until my first attendance I realized these people weren’t lucky at all. They were bait, aggression running wild, enemies of the Clave that we hunted for sport.
None of them were going to survive – the least we could do was let them dream with their eyes wide open.

AUTHOR BIO

Elena Monroe grew up in Florida scribbling down stories from a very young age. These stories were really just wavy lines filling the paper, but she knew each word, each emotion, each character’s name, and there was no tricking her into forgetting what each line signified. Just like her unconventional way of writing as a toddler Elena is setting her own rules and just telling stories.

Much like her debut novel, The Best Years, life certainly imitated art. Transplanting from the South to the East Coast, Elena currently lives in Connecticut with husband, reformed bad boy.

Find her on her social media through Twitter at @elenamonroe, Instagram at @elenamonroewrites, Facebook at @elenamonroewrites, and more

AUTHOR LINKS

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elenamonroewrites
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elenamonroewrites
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2307075255991016
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Elena-Monroe/e/B07Q41NHSK
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19007689.Elena_Monroe
Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/9f9e97ec87f3/elenamonroewrites
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Cover Reveal, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Awful Intentions by Elena Monroe

COVER REVEAL
Title: Awful Intentions
Series: Celestial Bodies #2
Author: Elena Monroe
Genre: Mystery/Fantasy New Adult Romance
Cover Design: Maria, Steamy Reads
Photo: Michelle Lancaster
Model: Thomas
Release Date: May 22, 2020

BLURB

NYX
I didn’t know I was so set on truths until I realized my whole life was a lie.
Being banished to Arcadia Prep.
The myths we though were just empty threats meant to iron out bad behavior.
All of it was a neatly packaged lie.
Hell raged in the pit of my stomach and now we were free to wreak havoc on humanity.

LUNA
The truth was simple: I was a good girl meant to heal the wounded and help uphold the truth.
I’m the one who tore the truth down.
I stomped on it and set it on fire.
I did everything that didn’t add up to the me I cultivated.
I was a perfectly packaged lie.

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AUTHOR BIO

Elena Monroe grew up in Florida scribbling down stories from a very young age. These stories were really just wavy lines filling the paper, but she knew each word, each emotion, each character’s name, and there was no tricking her into forgetting what each line signified. Just like her unconventional way of writing as a toddler Elena is setting her own rules and just telling stories.

Much like her debut novel, The Best Years, life certainly imitated art. Transplanting from the South to the East Coast, Elena currently lives in Connecticut with husband, reformed bad boy.

Find her on her social media through Twitter at @elenamonroe, Instagram at @elenamonroewrites, Facebook at @elenamonroewrites, and more

AUTHOR LINKS

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elenamonroewrites
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elenamonroewrites
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2307075255991016
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Elena-Monroe/e/B07Q41NHSK
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19007689.Elena_Monroe
Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/9f9e97ec87f3/elenamonroewrites
Merchandise: https://mailchi.mp/44987f1e4f95/shopelenamonroe

Cover Reveal, Excerpt/Teaser Share, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Awful Curse by Elena Monroe

COVER REVEAL
Title: Awful Curse
Series: Celestial Bodies #1
Author: Elena Monroe
Genre: Contemporary/Fantasy Romance
Cover Design: Maria, Steamy Reads
Photo: Michelle Lancaster
Model: Lochie Carey
Release Date: February 24, 2020

BLURB

He was King of Arcadia Prep until she came for his throne…

ARIANNA
We moved around a lot, too much.
The shine of my highly respected and decorated military dad’s badge wore off after I became heavy baggage.
I was the new girl thirteen times in two years and every time I had to tape up another box I grew more resentful. Forced to forget everyone I fell in love with, laughed with and bonded with.
For a certain price you could unburden yourself from your hormonal teen at Arcadia Prep too.
I’m reckless.
I’m impatient.
Purple hair, a don’t care attitude and my Doc Martens all screamed leave me alone, fending off any new relationships.
I vowed to keep my heart safe this time, locking it away right under my anger but he knew exactly where I hid the spare key – in his mysterious eyes the minute ours locked.

BOLTON
I was stuck – the essence of a God in some kind of limbo of high school.
I was meant for more than this.
Being king here meant nothing.
Arcadia Prep wasn’t for the weak. The expectations, the pressure, the standards, the success and privilege smug on everyone’s face wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea.
I thrived in chaos.
I’m fearless.
I’m ruthless.
The new girl was not my cup of tea.
She stomped her Doc Martens all over my tradition, rules and my reign.
We all have secrets. Mine were paper weighted down by my heavy crown.
Her violet eyes and her abrupt attitude spewed sass all over my black on black. She didn’t faze me until I realized she was after my crown…

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EXCERPT

BOLTON

I heard footsteps long before I reached the door alerting me someone was trespassing. Quietly I stood in the doorway searching the room for culprit when I should have guessed.
Arianna. New girl.
Her fingers danced on the surfaces as her curiosity took it all in. There was no way to warn people that I was in a dangerously ruthless mood, to warn her.
“You’re gonna graduate from new girl to felon if you don’t start following the rules.”
She laughed and something about the casual attitude around the word felon made it seem like she knew trouble better than I did.
“Been there, done that, wasn’t worth the t-shirt or the keychain.”
I plopped down in the chair I put there years ago now, tired of getting drunk and doing the same shit. I rather do it alone then with people I hardly like. That’s why I come here to hide during parties.
She finally let eyes gloss over me and her face whines at the cut on my lip. I almost thought she physically got hurt, too bad suffering isn’t transferable.
“What the fuck happened to you?”
That sounded like a real concern, in all it’s displaced glory. Stern, demanding, even judgement – all here.
“Well, not that it’s your business, but I finally got what I deserved for my mouth.”
She fearlessly walked right over to me standing between my legs and leaned down to get a better look. Her deep blues rimmed with violet to match her hair, reminded me of the sky when it got tie-dyed  right before sundown, as she inspected my wound that stopped hurting the more I pushed the beer bottle to my lips over and over.
Better than the golden hour before the all the colors turned black and nothing was covered in the pretty filter. That summed up Arianna.
“Well deserved doesn’t make it hurt less.”
She was wrong. It actually did.
“Are you gonna kiss it better?”
She actually half scuffed, half snorted with laughter like I wasn’t being serious. I was in a despicable and semi-diabolical mood hellbent on the two B’s that teenagers values. Beers and Babes. The third B (bongs) was out since I couldn’t get caught with shit in my system during a pee test.
Arianna wasn’t half bad looking if I looked past her immature tantrum leading to her purple hair. Her skin shimmered like it was actually happy and her lips were almost always smiling. In this moment she was half goddess, but I couldn’t forget she was always half Hell.
My own personal hell.
I let my hand touch her thigh so she knew I was serious even though I was slumped down and perpetually board.
“What are you doing? We hate each other remember?”
“Hate me tomorrow.”

AUTHOR BIO

Elena Monroe grew up in Florida scribbling down stories from a very young age. These stories were really just wavy lines filling the paper, but she knew each word, each emotion, each character’s name, and there was no tricking her into forgetting what each line signified. Just like her unconventional way of writing as a toddler Elena is setting her own rules and just telling stories.

Much like her debut novel, The Best Years, life certainly imitated art. Transplanting from the South to the East Coast, Elena currently lives in Connecticut with husband, reformed bad boy.

Find her on her social media through Twitter at @elenamonroe, Instagram at @elenamonroewrites, Facebook at @elenamonroewrites, and more

AUTHOR LINKS

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elenamonroewrites
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elenamonroewrites
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2307075255991016
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Elena-Monroe/e/B07Q41NHSK
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19007689.Elena_Monroe
Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/9f9e97ec87f3/elenamonroewrites
Merchandise: https://mailchi.mp/44987f1e4f95/shopelenamonroe

Excerpt/Teaser Share, Release Day/New Release

New Release – The Best Mistakes by Elena Monroe

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: The Best Mistakes
Series: The Amherst Sinners #3
Author: Elena Monroe
Genre: Bully Romance
Release Date: October 31, 2019

BLURB

Tall, dangerous, and handsome. Times two.

Five years. One month. And three days after the bonfire from hell.

SAINT
Post college bliss was actually hell.
I wasn’t using my degree.
I was so lonely I looked for his face in crowded places.
I didn’t have anything figured out, let alone my feelings.
I was stuck between two tall, dangerous, and handsome men – times two.
One showed me how to survive trauma, proved things aren’t what they appear, and no matter how much I didn’t fall head over heels he was always there for me.
The other taught me how live.
But I taught myself how to love.
No one was going to be able to take away my growth, my bravery, or my comfort again. Oliver or not – I was standing on my own.

SINNER
I couldn’t wait to leave Amherst, to only return a few years later as a professor at my Alma Mater.
The barn fire from hell acted like a bomb, detonating and throwing us all different directions.
Lawyer.
Pro baseball player.
Book store manager.
Artist.
Soon to be wife.
We were all struggling to find our way back to each other while juggling life, love, sex, hardship.
I’m sober, a dad, but something was missing – Layla.
She kicked started my heart when we first met in college, lighting it on fire and branding her name until she run away when things got messy. My son, Arsen, stoked the fire in her absence.
She was always mine and it was time to prove it.
Third time is a charm.

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EXCERPT

This was why I always ran away from everything when he showed up. We couldn’t be in the same room without one of us being crushed under the pressure.
She whispered, “Don’t freak out.”
Hunter swatted her away with a rude hand gesture, taking her place in front me, blocking out most of the room in my vision.
“Maddison is just being overly dramatic. Relax. Hey… hey, look at me.”
I turned, looking into Hunter’s deep, dark eyes that were engulfing me. His hand was on my hip, pulling me into him and making the whole room disappear with one kiss—one simple kiss. His soft lips pressed against mine for only a minute before he pulled away, while his hand still cradled my cheek.
I closed my eyes, moved my face closer into his palm, and took a deep breath, as he said to me, “Be brave, Layla.”
Hunter leaned against the railing, pulling me into him again. I looked up, trying to look anywhere else, but I saw Caden’s arms wrap around Oliver, squeezing him. It was like he hadn’t even seen his best friend in a while. I wondered if I wasn’t the only one that Oliver had ghosted.
Jade trailed behind him in a dress that showed the world she was proud of her sexuality and not scared of it—a floral print, short, tight number, paired with heels. Her body still hid the secret of being a mom. The teal ends of her hair still enacted. Her hand dropped to her side like their hug stole away her favorite accessory: Oliver’s hand on her. I looked away to roll my eyes, not one insecurity to focus on.
I sipped the rest of my drink, putting the empty glass down on the table next to me. Without permission, my eyes stole another look at Oliver… except, this time, he was headed straight towards me.
I could have jumped out of my skin with all the anxiety and nerves pounding through my veins, but Hunter’s arm around me kept me still. Too bad he couldn’t provide oxygen with his stability.
“Layla…” was all I heard his voice say.
Hunter pushed his chin up in a silent acknowledgment of his presence.
“Still into being second best, huh?” Oliver growled at him.
Hunter stood up straighter; his face was casually morphing into pissed off. He leaned into Oliver’s space, just to rub Oliver wrong the same wrong way. “I fucked your baby mom in college and now Layla, bro. Who’s second?”
He was pleased with himself, leaning back again, smirking wildly in his triumph.
I excused myself promptly, feeling too overwhelmed. Too many feelings I kept locked up were flooding back. “I’m gonna get another drink.”
Oliver followed me, keeping up with the biggest strides I could take in the ridiculous heels I had chosen to wear.
“Are you just gonna run away every time I’m in the room?”
Infuriated by all the words he let leave his mouth, I spun around on my heel. “Yes, Oliver, I am. Why do you care?” I cursed myself for the lack of gusto in my jab.

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AUTHOR BIO

Elena Monroe grew up in Florida scribbling down stories from a very young age. These stories were really just wavy lines filling the paper, but she knew each word, each emotion, each character’s name, and there was no tricking her into forgetting what each line signified. Just like her unconventional way of writing as a toddler Elena is setting her own rules and just telling stories.

Much like her debut novel, The Best Years, life certainly imitated art. Transplanting from the South to the East Coast, Elena currently lives in Connecticut with husband, reformed bad boy.

Find her on her social media through Twitter at @elenamonroe, Instagram at @elenamonroewrites, Facebook at @elenamonroewrites, and more

AUTHOR LINKS

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elenamonroewrites
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elenamonroewrites
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2307075255991016
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Elena-Monroe/e/B07Q41NHSK
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19007689.Elena_Monroe
Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/9f9e97ec87f3/elenamonroewrites
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Release Day/New Release

New Release – The Best Moments by Elena Monroe

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: The Best Moments
Series: The Amherst Sinners #2
Author: Elena Monroe
Genre: Bully Romance
Release Date: August 20, 2019

BLURB

SAINT
College turned out to be my first everything.
Love.
Sex.
Heartbreak.
Betrayal.
Giving up and running home wasn’t an option.
My life was stained by absentee parents, a night of regret still haunting me, and living so controlled I barely felt anything, but white knuckles before I met Oliver.
Least he was a stain I wore proudly.
One pretty face made me feel everything.
For that, all I wanted was to save Oliver from his past more than myself.
Isn’t that what unconditional love is?

SINNER
College was supposed to be my second chance.
I was working on my third.
I broke her heart in record time.
Everyone leaves and no one ever comes back. I knew that best. Even Layla.
The guilt of another regret weighted too heavy. So heavy, I invited my demons back in to soften the blow.
I added more mistakes to my bad reputation.
Everyone was right about me.
It was never my demons, she was never the cure, and I’m simply a pretty face with an ugly past.

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AUTHOR BIO

Elena Monroe grew up in Florida scribbling down stories from a very young age. These stories were really just wavy lines filling the paper, but she knew each word, each emotion, each character’s name, and there was no tricking her into forgetting what each line signified. Just like her unconventional way of writing as a toddler Elena is setting her own rules and just telling stories.

Much like her debut novel, The Best Years, life certainly imitated art. Transplanting from the South to the East Coast, Elena currently lives in Connecticut with her soon to be husband, reformed bad boy.

Find her on her social media through Twitter at @elenamonroe, Instagram at @elenamonroewrites, Facebook at @elenamonroewrites, and more!

AUTHOR LINKS

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