Release Day/New Release, Year in Releases - 2021

New Release – Hate to Want You Anthology

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: Hate to Want You
An Enemies To Lovers &
Bully Romance Anthology
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: September 14, 2021

BLURB

I hate to want you…. but I will have you.

Obsessive rivals. Arrogant bastards. Beautiful bullies with dirty mouths and bodies to die for.

The men are powerful, irresistible, and totally unavailable. The women are gorgeous, witty, and ready to set the world on fire. They’ve all got nothing–or maybe everything–to prove. Enemies clash and tensions rise in a sizzling battle between love and hate.

Giving in isn’t an option. Walking away… impossible. Can adversaries and opposites ever truly come together?

Hate and love run high in these twenty-one salacious stories by new and bestselling authors of enemies-to-lovers and bully romance. Stay up all night flipping the pages of this hot new set.

If you’re a fan of LJ Shen, Mickey Miller, or Lauren Landish then you will love this limited-time collection.

Authors included in this set: Lexy Timms, Kate West, Brooke O’Brien, Erin Trejo, Logan Fox, Elle Thorpe, Naomi Springthorp, Brantwijn Serrah & Torie James, Darcy Rose & Faith Everly, Brooke Summers, Shaw Hart, Cameron Hart, MV Ellis, Samantha Lovelock, Sahara Roberts, Alexandra Silva, Tonya Clark, Jacie Lennon, Angela Nicole, Emma Luna, KB Cinder, Maya Riley, and Steph Weston.


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Only available to buy until September 30!

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CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS

Lexy Timms • Kate West • Brooke O’Brien • Erin Trejo • Logan Fox • Elle Thorpe • Naomi Springthorp • Brantwijn Serrah & Torie James • Darcy Rose & Faith Everly • Brooke Summers • Shaw Hart • Cameron Hart • MV Ellis • Samantha Lovelock • Sahara Roberts • Alexandra Silva • Tonya Clark • Jacie Lennon • Angela Nicole • Emma Luna • KB Cinder • Maya Riley • Steph Weston


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Cover Reveal - 2021, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Veritas by A.L. Woods

A.L. Woods has revealed the cover for Veritas!


Releasing October 6, 2021

Maria

It was supposed to be a fling.
A one-night stand.
Then Jordan Kovacs asked for more.
A date. I don’t date—I f*ck.
While he showered, I left.
The end.
Or so I thought. I have a problem.
My ex-f*ck buddy is getting married.
And I can’t get out of going—long story.
I need an arrangement I can understand from a man who only had me for a night.
But Jordan has other plans for me.
Things that will tip the scales in his favor.

Jordan

A tryst was what she was looking for.
A date was what I wanted.
A chance.
I understand Maria Tavares.
She’s a beautiful lie.
Now she needs something from me: a favor.
So I’ll function in a way she can understand: an arrangement.
Three months.
All in. Strings attached. No interferences. Titles exchanged.
The plan is simple, with only one rule—veritas.
Let’s see if Maria’s ex-f*ck buddy understands that, too.

Cover Designer: Ana Beatriz Cabús Rangel

Preorder today on Amazon!
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WW: http://mybook.to/veritas

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Meet A.L. Woods

A.L. Woods is an author of rollercoaster romances, caffeine aficionado, and collector of Sailor Moon paraphernalia.

She lives 40 minutes west of Toronto, Ontario with her partner, Michael, and their 8lb larger-than-life miniature dachshund, Maia-whom they lovingly refer to as their ‘doghter.’

Woods can be found holed away in her office writing her next novel with a bowl of Nibs within arm’s reach. When she’s not writing, she’s likely belting out an ad-libbed song, emotionally investing in a fictional bad boy with a strong jawline and fluency in sarcasm or inventing fresh ways to procrastinate.

She believes that burritos should be in their own food group, loves the fall, winged liner, and listening to metalcore at an offensive level.
 
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Blog Tour - 2021, LGBTQA+, New Adult, Year in Releases - 2021, Year of Reviews - 2021

Blog Tour – Fearless by Ivy Fox

🖤 ℍ𝕠𝕥 ℕ𝕖𝕨 ℝ𝕖𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕤𝕖 🖤

Elle’s duet is finally complete!

Dive into one of the most intense and sexiest books in Ivy Fox’s 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐏𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐤𝐞 𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡 series.

This duet is going to ruin you in the best way.

BLURB

Whoever said when life hands you lemons to make lemonade can suck it!

Everything is falling apart.

Rome is in jail for murdering our father.

Holland is in the hospital fighting for her life.

And I haven’t spoken to my best friend in God knows how long.

Oh, but it gets worse.

I’ve fallen in love with my nemesis, too.

It might not seem like a big deal to most, but it sure is to me.

Especially since my heart still longs for the green-eyed boy, I vowed to love for eternity.

But I’m not the only one suffering.

Saint is too.

I feel his misery in every kiss he gives me, in every caress and embrace.

We’re not whole.

Not as long as we don’t have him.

If I want to heal all three broken hearts, there is only one way to go about it.

And that is to be fearless enough to fight for our happy ending.

They’re both mine, and I won’t let either of them go without a fight.

*Fearless is the last book in the duet focusing on Elle Grayson’s love triangle in The Privileged of Pembroke High series.

*This is a bully/enemy-to-lovers, friends to lovers, contemporary romance, full-length novel.*Recommended 18+ due to mature language, sensitive content and adult situations featuring m/f, m/m, m/f/m.

Add to your Goodreads TBR https://bit.ly/Fearless-GR

PURCHASE LINK

Amazon Universal: books2read.com/The-Privileged-Duet-Fearless

Read Kay’s Review: Fearless

CATCH UP WITH THE SERIES

Holland’s Trilogy – A stepbrother reverse harem romance

Heartless : books2read.com/The-Privileged-Heartless

Soulless: books2read.com/The-Privileged-Soulless

Faithless: books2read.com/The-Privileged-Faithless

Elle’s Duet – Enemies to Lovers menage duet

Ruthless: books2read.com/The-Privileged-Duet-Ruthless

Fearless: books2read.com/The-Privileged-Duet-Fearless

Maya’s standalone – secret-lovers contemporary romance

Restless: books2read.com/The-Privileged-Restless

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lover of books, coffee, and chocolate ice cream!

Ivy lives a blessed life, surrounded by her two most important men—her husband, and son, and the fictional characters in her head that can’t seem to shut up.

Books and romance are her passion.

A strong believer in happy endings and that love will always prevail in the end.

Both in life and in fiction.

AUTHOR LINKS

Instagram | Facebook | Facebook Reader Group | Website | Newsletter | Twitter | BookBub | Goodreads | TikTok | Pinterest

Review
Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, RomCom, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – Love, Comment, Subscribe by Cathy Yardley

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Love, Comment, Subscribe 
(A standalone)

Publication Date: October 1, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Contemporary Romance/Romcom

Author: Cathy Yardley

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

I connected to this book on a lot of levels.  I loved both characters and empathized with them, but more than anything I loved how they brought their unique brands together to collaborate and create something that both of their audiences could enjoy. Uniquely brilliant!

Lily and Tobin are both influencers on YouTube. While what they vlog about are completely different things, Tobin is more of a gamer and unique commentator on random events and Lily is into beauty and fashion, how in the world could these two worlds ever combine to form a partnership in a collaboration? Especially when they can hardly stand to be in the same room together for a few minutes. It’s actually that premise that pulls their viewers in and makes the clicks and comments roll out. Fiery chemistry that began long ago when they used to banter back in high school. Would they kill each other or make out like mad?

The entire concept pulled me because honestly, I had to know that answer just like their viewers. I seriously wanted to know what these two were going to do to entertain two entirely different vlogging audiences and also if Lily and Tobin were going to take things further. There was no creativity left behind because what these two came up with was pure brilliance!! Every moment between Lily and Tobin was fantastic.

Not only were these two vloggers a unique collaboration, but it also ended up changing the trajectory of both of their lives. Is there love involved…it wouldn’t be a romance if somebody didn’t fall, right? But, more than that, these two completed the other more than they ever thought possible.

When they should have ended up killing each other, they end up…well not. It’s sweet and funny and all things fun that I love in a great book. I’ll definitely be picking up another Cathy Yardley book again.

Synopsis:

From award-winning author Cathy Yardley comes Love, Comment, Subscribe, a fun, feisty romance about high school frenemies turned unlikely collaborators.

Back in high school, Lily Wang wanted to be popular, but she considered herself lucky to be part of a tight group of oddballs and honors students called the Nerd Herd. Now, at twenty-eight, she feels like she’s finally on the cusp of succeeding as a beauty influencer—if she can hit five million subscribers, brands will take notice and she could get her own makeup line.

Fellow Nerd Herd alum Tobin Bui has had a lot of success as a YouTube gamer. But the road to online stardom has been rocky. First, he disappointed his parents by dropping out of college, and now, after years of pranks, skits, and playthroughs, he’s struggling to come up with new content to satisfy his ever-growing fan base. His agents say he needs cross-audience appeal, a new twist.

When Nerd Herd frenemy Lily approaches Tobin about teaming up to do a video to bolster her brand and reinvigorate his, he agrees. But when their first collab video goes viral, their relationship heats up too. With the whole internet watching, will these two former misfits finally realize they’re perfect together?

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LGBTQA+, New Adult, Release Day/New Release, Year in Releases - 2021, Year of Reviews - 2021

New Release – Fearless by Ivy Fox

🖤 ℍ𝕠𝕥 ℕ𝕖𝕨 ℝ𝕖𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕤𝕖 🖤

Elle’s duet is finally complete!

Dive into one of the most intense and sexiest books in Ivy Fox’s 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐏𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐤𝐞 𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡 series.

This duet is going to ruin you in the best way.

BLURB

Whoever said when life hands you lemons to make lemonade can suck it!

Everything is falling apart.

Rome is in jail for murdering our father.

Holland is in the hospital fighting for her life.

And I haven’t spoken to my best friend in God knows how long.

Oh, but it gets worse.

I’ve fallen in love with my nemesis, too.

It might not seem like a big deal to most, but it sure is to me.

Especially since my heart still longs for the green-eyed boy, I vowed to love for eternity.

But I’m not the only one suffering.

Saint is too.

I feel his misery in every kiss he gives me, in every caress and embrace.

We’re not whole.

Not as long as we don’t have him.

If I want to heal all three broken hearts, there is only one way to go about it.

And that is to be fearless enough to fight for our happy ending.

They’re both mine, and I won’t let either of them go without a fight.

*Fearless is the last book in the duet focusing on Elle Grayson’s love triangle in The Privileged of Pembroke High series.

*This is a bully/enemy-to-lovers, friends to lovers, contemporary romance, full-length novel.*Recommended 18+ due to mature language, sensitive content and adult situations featuring m/f, m/m, m/f/m.

Add to your Goodreads TBR https://bit.ly/Fearless-GR

PURCHASE LINK

Amazon Universal: books2read.com/The-Privileged-Duet-Fearless

Read Kay’s Review: Fearless

CATCH UP WITH THE SERIES

Holland’s Trilogy – A stepbrother reverse harem romance

Heartless : books2read.com/The-Privileged-Heartless

Soulless: books2read.com/The-Privileged-Soulless

Faithless: books2read.com/The-Privileged-Faithless

Elle’s Duet – Enemies to Lovers menage duet

Ruthless: books2read.com/The-Privileged-Duet-Ruthless

Fearless: books2read.com/The-Privileged-Duet-Fearless

Maya’s standalone – secret-lovers contemporary romance

Restless: books2read.com/The-Privileged-Restless

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lover of books, coffee, and chocolate ice cream!

Ivy lives a blessed life, surrounded by her two most important men—her husband, and son, and the fictional characters in her head that can’t seem to shut up.

Books and romance are her passion.

A strong believer in happy endings and that love will always prevail in the end.

Both in life and in fiction.

AUTHOR LINKS

Instagram | Facebook | Facebook Reader Group | Website | Newsletter | Twitter | BookBub | Goodreads | TikTok | Pinterest

Review
Book Reviews, LGBTQA+, New Adult, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – Fearless by Ivy Fox

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Fearless; The Privileged of Pembroke #5 
(#2 within a duet, #5 within a series)

Publication Date: August 27, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Ménage/New Adult/Friends-to-Lovers/Enemies-to-Lovers Romance

Author: Ivy Fox

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Staying up late to read Fearless was sooooo worth it!! The angst, the emotion, the steamy love triangle…this book has all the feels.

Fearless is exactly what a love triangle/ménage should tackle when it comes to the deep soulful emotions, twisted up feelings, and gut wrenching angst. So often a throuple jumps into a relationship and it’s happy from the get go. I understand throwing out reality and it’s a fiction world, but there is no relationship, no matter the amount of people that are in it that is super easy, so I love that Ivy tackled the heart of every relationship, especially one that involves multiple personalities.

Elle, Chad, and Saint all revolve around each other and have for years. Elle and Chad have been friends since kindergarten, while Chad and Saint developed a relationship later on. While it was originally Chad that was the glue between the three of them, not only being attracted to both, but also forcing the three of them to hang out, things changed and evolved, like teenage hormones do. Elle and Saint couldn’t stand one another sensing the other as competition for Chad’s affection, but as we come into Fearless that all comes to a head as they make Chad decide, choose one of them because they no longer want to share. When Chad can’t and won’t, Saint and Elle turn towards each other both in heartbreak and comfort and their once rivalry turns into something a lot more like love, but did they really make the right choice in cutting out part of their threesome?

It’s crazy how close hate and love walk that fine line, but Saint and Elle find out just how much they have in common while Chad slowly falls apart. Even while this couple grows together, which I LOVED how much Saint grew as a character, having a part of their original throuple gone gnaws at both of them and neither of them know how to get back what they had before everything fell apart.

Chad delves into some deep, dark places inside himself. He’s never been without Elle as his best friend. The growth he goes through, learning who Chad is without his sidekick, without someone to take care of, even without Saint to feel like he needs to correct all the time. Chad pulls out the version of himself that actually was buried deep and it’s one that the three of them needed more than they ever realized.

Elle goes through more ups and downs than anyone in this book, however, she’s probably the strongest person out of them to handle it and survive it, but she loves that she has support to lean on when the going gets tough. No matter what age she is, one of her guys was by her side to hold her hand or hold her tight, right when she needed it, but Elle was always strong enough to set things right and that is why this ménage works so well.

Lastly, Saint. Although, I would never put Saint last. He was pretty much everything in this book. His character growth was through the roof. He was sweet when needed, yet domineering when he had to be. He was caring and thoughtful, but his outside shell still screamed thug to those who didn’t know him. He was becoming the glue, that connecting middle piece, and Saint was everything Elle and Chad needed to complete their lives.

The intimate moments are crazy hot, no matter who is involved, but while they are also steamy, they also crack open emotional moments too. Nothing happens without purpose.

Since the Pembroke world is all interconnected the Grayson brothers are also dealing with their own chaos during this book, but Elle’s story is written in a way that it’s a complete standalone from her brothers. I will also say the same thing about Maya’s story. Everyone connects at some point in time, but don’t worry if you aren’t caught up yet, it will all make sense when you eventually read those books.

Synopsis:

Whoever said when life hands you lemons to make lemonade can suck it!
Everything is falling apart.
Rome is in jail for murdering our father.
Holland is in the hospital fighting for her life.
And I haven’t spoken to my best friend in God knows how long.
Oh, but it gets worse.
I’ve fallen in love with my nemesis, too.
It might not seem like a big deal to most, but it sure is to me.
Especially since my heart still longs for the green-eyed boy, I vowed to love for eternity.
But I’m not the only one suffering.
Saint is too.
I feel his misery in every kiss he gives me, in every caress and embrace.
We’re not whole.
Not as long as we don’t have him.
If I want to heal all three broken hearts, there is only one way to go about it.
And that is to be fearless enough to fight for our happy ending.
They’re both mine, and I won’t let either of them go without a fight.

*Fearless is the last book in the duet focusing on Elle Grayson’s love triangle in The Privileged of Pembroke High series.
*This is a bully/enemy-to-lovers, friends to lovers, contemporary romance, full-length novel.
*Recommended 18+ due to mature language, sensitive content and adult situations featuring m/f, m/m, m/f/m.

**𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙨 𝙖 𝙛𝙪𝙡𝙡 𝙛𝙡𝙚𝙙𝙜𝙚𝙙 𝙢é𝙣𝙖𝙜𝙚 𝙙𝙪𝙚𝙩, 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙚𝙚 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙨 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙃𝙀𝘼 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝 𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧.**

Must be read in order

Ruthless #1  Ruthless (The Privileged of Pembroke High #4)

PURCHASE LINK

Amazon Universal:  books2read.com/The-Privileged-Duet-Fearless

Holland’s Trilogy –  A stepbrother reverse harem romance

Heartless : books2read.com/The-Privileged-Heartless

Soulless: books2read.com/The-Privileged-Soulless

Faithless: books2read.com/The-Privileged-Faithless

Elle’s Duet – Enemies to Lovers menage duet

Ruthless: books2read.com/The-Privileged-Duet-Ruthless

Fearless: books2read.com/The-Privileged-Duet-Fearless

Maya’s standalone – secret-lovers contemporary romance

Restless: books2read.com/The-Privileged-Restless

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

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

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Book Reviews, Bully Romance, New Adult, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – The Taste of an Enemy by Holly Renee

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The Taste of an Enemy; The Boys of Clermont Bay #3 
(#1 within a duet, #3 within a series)

Publication Date: September 2, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Book Duet/Enemies to Lovers/New Adult Romance

Author: Holly Renee

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

The Taste of an Enemy delivered pure energy that leapt off the page in smoldering flames. Holly Renee consistently writes characters that I feel deep in my soul every single time.

Everyone in Clermont Bay knew that Carson and Allie were atomic bombs just waiting to explode, everyone but the two of them. Deny, deny, deny is the motto they both lived by…for years.

Carson’s pent up rage and Allie’s dismissive attitude made this couple’s chemistry light up and too good to miss. Grab the popcorn and buckle up for the showdown. Enemies to lovers, especially when wrongdoing and past history is involved….YES, I was so there for that!

I will tell you that Holly gave these this couple the perfect recipe for their story. Whether you are familiar with Clermont Bay or not if enemies to lovers is your jam than The Taste of an Enemy was perfect.

Allie and Carson were friends, actually best friends once upon a time. Now Carson pretty much makes Allie’s life miserable. However, when a dare goes too far and Carson and Allie end up spending time together, old feelings resurface, their friendship and memories shining through. Could it lead to more or will it end up hurting the bridge they’ve seem to built, burning everything to the ground?

The Taste of an Enemy is juicy with the perfect amount of angst and I can’t wait to see what happens in the next part of the duet!!

Synopsis:

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

And Carson Hale was the worst of them all.

He was pretentious and a player, and he had hated me for so long I forgot that we were ever anything more than enemies.

Brutally beautiful and savagely heartless, his only plan was to ruin everything I loved.

But dares were made, and even though I had no business saying yes, I found myself in trouble and forced to work with my rival to get us out of it.

He had always been cruel, but something changed.

The lure of him was too much. The way I craved his touch unbearable.

Just as I fell for him, he proved himself to be exactly who he had been all along.

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Excerpt/Teaser Share, New Releases

Excerpt Reveal – Crooked Crows by Elena Lawson

CROOKED CROWS by Elena Lawson

Release Date: August 20th

Genre/Tropes: Dark romance/Enemies-to-lovers/Contemporary romance/Reverse Harem

Add to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58176895

PREORDER IS AVAILABLE!!!

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09888JD9W

Universal: https://mybook.to/crookedcrows

Read the First Chapter HERE:

https://bit.ly/3hGcxXr

Excerpt:

“You’re a monster,” she spat, her harsh tone and curled upper lip disguising the truth her body couldn’t hide from me. She was fighting the same indecision I was. Unsure if she wanted to fuck me or bite my head off.

She shivered as I leaned in, putting my mouth at her ear.

“You’re damn right I am.”

A bitter grin pulled at my lips. Fuck. I couldn’t remember the last time I’d smiled.

“You should run, little sparrow. While you still can,” I warned, unsure I’d even give her the chance to if she tried.

“And if I don’t?”

“Then I’ll swallow you whole.”

Blurb:

Unapologetically f*cked up. Heartlessly cruel. Broken beyond repair.

Corvus, Rook, and Grey – The Crows.

Bred in a world of gang wars, violence, and secrets, they rule the bloody town of Thorn Valley and all the people in it…too bad for me I’ve never been good at kissing ass or keeping quiet.

Even if their savage spirits awaken something inside of me I thought was long dead, I can’t break. I won’t.

They think they scare me, that I’ll run and hide, but the joke’s on them. The Crows aren’t the first monsters I’ve faced, and they won’t be the last. There are worse evils out there waiting to take their stab at Ava Jade Mason.

I say let them try. I’m tired of running. Tired of holding back my darkness. Thorn Valley isn’t ready for a new boogie man. Too bad I’m already here.

Crooked Crows is a dark enemies-to-lovers reverse harem romance, meaning the main character will have more than one love interest.

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

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About the Author:

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

Connect w/Elena:

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/petalandthornbooks

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Book Reviews, Dark Romance, New Adult, Suspense Romance, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – Crooked Crows by Elena Lawson

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Crooked Crows; Boys of Briar Hall #1 
(#1 within a series)

Publication Date: August 20, 2021

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

Author: Elena Lawson

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Set all morals aside and jump into this adrenaline filled ride; it’s bloody, full of antiheros, psychopaths, and page turning plot. It was AWESOME!

We have Corvus, Rook, and Grey, three adopted brothers, otherwise known as The Crows, who all attend Briar Hall Academy and are members of the Thorn Valley gang. Ava Jade is no stranger to gangs or town bullies, she knows how to hold her own coming from nothing and learning how to defend herself. A darkness lives inside of her that she tries to keep a lid on once she begins to attend Briar Hall, but it doesn’t take long for that swirling darkness to unleash, especially the longer she spends time in the company of The Crows.

Each twisted character is unique and their compass morally corrupt in their own fascinating way, I loved peeling back the layers to discover more about how they tick.From start to finish this book is not only fascinating, but thrilling with how the plot all layered together.

Crooked Crows is dark and so very twisted, I loved it. While Ava Jane is attracted to all three boys, this first book is spent building lots of tension between the four of them, which actually helps build the overall suspense of the entire plot.

There is a lot more to come between these four characters and I really can’t wait to see what happens as more of the mystery about where they came from is uncovered and as we delve more into the underbelly of Thorn Valley. I’m seriously very excited to experience more of their broken darkness.

Synopsis:

Unapologetically f*cked up. Heartlessly cruel. Broken beyond repair.

Corvus, Rook, and Grey – The Crows.

Bred in a world of gang wars, violence, and secrets, they rule the bloody town of Thorn Valley and all the people in it…too bad for me I’ve never been good at kissing ass or keeping quiet.

Even if their savage spirits awaken something inside of me I thought was long dead, I can’t break. I won’t.

They think they scare me, that I’ll run and hide, but the joke’s on them. The Crows aren’t the first monsters I’ve faced, and they won’t be the last. There are worse evils out there waiting to take their stab at Ava Jade Mason.

I say let them try. I’m tired of running. Tired of holding back my darkness. Thorn Valley isn’t ready for a new boogie man. Too bad I’m already here.

Crooked Crows is a dark enemies-to-lovers reverse harem romance, meaning the main character will have more than one love interest.

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

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Cover Reveal - 2021, New Releases

Cover Reveal – RUIN AND RAPTURE by Julia Sykes

RAPTURE & RUIN by Julia Sykes

Release Date: September 14

Photographer: Michelle Lancaster

Cover Design: Popkitty Design

Genre: New Adult/Mafia Romance

Tropes: Enemies to lovers/Virgin heroine

Add to Goodreads:

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Blurb:

“I am a monster out of your worst nightmares.”

Max Ferrara is a madman and a monster, but it’s not his scarred face that makes him a beast. He kidnapped me and tied me to a chair in his basement. He asked me crazy questions about my father, the mayor—insane ramblings about how my dad worked with the Russian Bratva to destroy his Italian Mafia family over a decade ago. Max thinks I know something about this conspiracy, but he’s wrong; my dad is a good person.

Once he lets me go, I’m determined to prove to him that my father is innocent. I have to put a stop to his misguided vendetta. But the deeper I dig for evidence, the more dangerous my life becomes.

Max tells me there are other monsters lurking in the dark, and he intends to protect me from them. Whether I want him to or not.

The scariest thing? I’m starting to think that Max Ferrara might not be so monstrous, after all…

About the Author:

Julia Sykes is the USA Today bestselling author of the Impossible Series. She has always kept dark stories tucked away in her mind, so she was thrilled when she discovered that other people actually want to read them. Her books blend romance, suspense, and BDSM.

You can usually find Julia in Starbucks with a venti iced coffee clutched in her hand (two pumps of mocha, liberal half and half). If she’s not in Starbucks, you will find her with a glass of prosecco in hand, probably reading Harry Potter. Again.

Connect with Julia

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Cover Reveal - 2021, New Releases

Cover Reveal – At First Hate by K.A. Linde

Release Date: September 7
 

A new stand alone enemies-to-lovers romance from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde…

 
Derek Ballentine and I have always been on opposite sides of everything.
 
I went to a public Savannah high school. He went to a private Catholic school. I went to Duke on scholarship. He went to UNC as a legacy. When we both end up at Harvard for graduate school and we’re finally on a level playing field, I think it’s all going to change.
I was wrong.
The only thing that changed was ending up in his bed.
Now my grandma has passed away, and Derek is the attorney helping the people trying to steal her legacy. I’ll do anything to stop that from happening. Even take on my lifetime enemy.
I hate him at first sight…but I also want him at first hate. 
Pre-Order Your Copy Here:
 
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Meet K.A. Linde
K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding Series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. 
 
She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. 
 
She loves reading fantasy novels, binge-watching Supernatural, traveling, and dancing in her spare time.

 

She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.
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Blog Tour - 2021, Contemporary Romance, Excerpt/Teaser Share, Year in Releases - 2021, Year of Reviews - 2021

Blog Tour – Love Not at First Sight by Sarah Ready

Love Not at First Sight, an all new charming and emotional contemporary romance from author Sarah Ready is available now!

When your soul mate is the man you loathed at first sight…Book Two in Sarah Ready’s Soul Mates in Romeo series sparkles with tension and a delicious helping of swoon-worthy romance.

Veronica Diaz loves her career, her friends and the great outdoors – she has no room in her life for men. In fact, she knows there are only two types of men in the world: players and wanna-be players and she wants nothing to do with any of them.

So when a psychic informs Veronica that her fated soul mate is Frederick Knight “The King of Players,” Veronica does what any sensible woman would do – she runs.

A twist of fate lands Veronica in the depths of a pitch-black cave system with a man she’s never met and can’t see. As Veronica and Sam struggle to survive they open up, share their secrets, and risk their lives for each other. Soon Veronica starts to wonder if maybe not all men are players, and maybe she can trust Sam enough to fall in love.

The only problem: Sam is actually Frederick Knight. The man Veronica swore she’d never, ever, ever love.

In fact, she loathed him at first sight.

And if they make it out of the cave alive, and Veronica sees him for the first time, she’ll loathe him again. Won’t she?

But maybe, sometimes you can only see who someone really is when you can’t see them at all? And maybe you can only fall in love when it’s not at first sight?

“This will easily and unequivocally be one of your top reads this year.” By Bookaddict (Chasing Romeo, Book 1 in the Soul Mates in Romeo Series)

Grab your copy today!
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Excerpt

I kick my legs, fighting to pull the woman to the surface. I have a hold of her beneath her arms. She’s a dead weight and I pray that she’s okay, that she didn’t get hurt in the fall. The icy water urges me to kick harder. There’s no light. I can’t tell up from down. I’m going on pure instinct, and a prayer, please God, let me be swimming toward air. 

I kick harder. My heart pounds in my ears and my lungs ache. Maybe I chose the wrong direction. Up was down, or down was up and I’m swimming to the bottom of the water. I start to panic. Then, just when I’m about to turn around, reverse direction, we break the surface. I gasp, drag in a harsh breath then cough and sputter. I draw the woman’s head higher. Float on my back and hold her against my chest. She coughs and sputters. 

Then, “Are you okay?” she asks. Her voice is ragged and soft. 

Before I can answer, her head falls again to my chest and her body goes limp. 

My blood goes cold. 

“I’m okay. Are you alright?” 

She doesn’t answer, she lies heavy and still against me. I kick my legs to keep us at the surface and feel for her pulse. I let out a sigh of relief, it’s strong and steady. At least there’s that. She shivers and I’m reminded of how cold the water is. Like an ice bath. We’re going to get hypothermia if I don’t get us out of it soon. 

But I can’t see. There’s no light. I dropped my phone when I went to grab her. I saw her flashlight fly from her grasp. Then I remember my watch. It’s a waterproof divers watch, a twenty-thousand-dollar piece that my sister bought me last year for my birthday. She laughed because she said she’d spent my money to get it. I’ve worn it ever since. Thank the Lord. I press a button on the side and the display glows. It gives a dim light that barely illuminates the space around my hand. I hold up my arm and twist the watch in the air. The light catches on the white stone and reflects around the cavern. The water that was black in the pitch dark is turquoise and clear where the light hits. There. About twenty feet away I can just make out what looks like water hitting rock. I can’t be sure. The light is too dim. But I swim that way because right now it’s our best chance. 

I’m breathing hard and shivering harder by the time I reach the rock wall. 

“We made it,” I tell the woman. I lift her onto the rock first, roll her onto the surface and then I climb out after her. Water sluices onto the rock and runs around us. It’s cold. It’s too damn cold. I feel for the woman’s pulse. It’s still strong, but her skin is like ice and she’s shaking. 

“You’ll be okay,” I say. I keep talking, because it’s so dark and quiet in here that any voice, even my own, is better than the silence. “I’ve never been so scared as when I saw you fall,” I tell her. I keep my voice low and soothing. I don’t know how we’re going to get out of here. Or even if there is a way out. My phone is gone, hers is likely in her pack which is still up on the stalagmite at the top of the crevice. To be sure I pat her pockets. Carefully. I don’t want her waking up thinking I’m some creep taking advantage. Nothing. They’re empty. Not that a phone could get reception down in the depths of a cave. 

“We’ll get out of here,” I tell her. I put my hand on her arm. Dang, she’s cold. “I’ll get you out of here. I promise.” 

I hear a scratching noise and then a rhythmic crunch, crunch, scratch. The hair on the back of my neck stands up. There’s something else here with us. 

I hit the display of my watch and look around. Nothing. I can’t see anything. I hold it over the woman. I can barely make out the shape of her face.

She shivers again and I make a decision. I have to get her warm and I have to get her to help. I think the most urgent thing right now is getting warm.

But how?

Body heat. But first we need out of these soaking wet clothes. 

“Damnit.” 

I kick off my shoes and socks and then pull off my T-shirt. I wring the water out of them and set them out on the rock. Then, I strip down to my boxers and wring out my shorts. I’m too cold to feel awkward. I jump up and down and rub my hands over my clammy skin. Then I kneel down next to the woman. 

I untie and pull off her hiking boots and socks. Then I work the soaking wet long-sleeved shirt over her head. I wring it out and put it next to her socks and boots. I feel around in the dark for the buttons to her pants. The skin of her stomach is cold and taut. 

I find the button. 

Suddenly, her hand lashes out and grabs my throat. She squeezes and I freeze. 

“Take off my pants and I’ll kill you and leave your body in the dark.”

About Sarah Ready
Author Sarah Ready writes contemporary romance and romantic comedy. Her books have been described as “euphoric”, “heartwarming” and “laugh out loud”. Her debut novel The Fall in Love Checklist was hailed as “the unicorn read of 2020”. She loves to write fast-paced, emotionally compelling romances about quirky, smart women and the men who love them.

Before writing romance full-time Sarah had lots of fun teaching at an Ivy League. Then she realized she could have even more fun writing romance. Her favorite things after writing are adventuring and travel. You’ll frequently find her using her degree at a dino dig site, crawling into a cave, snorkeling, or on horseback riding through the jungle – all fodder for her next book. She’s lived in Scotland, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland and NYC. She currently lives in the Caribbean with her water-obsessed pup and her awesome family.
You can visit her online at http://www.sarahready.com

Connect with Sarah
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BookBub: https://bit.ly/3wtATKA
Website: http://sarahready.com/
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Contemporary Romance, Release Day/New Release, Year in Releases - 2021, Year of Reviews - 2021

New Release – Love Not at First Sight by Sarah Ready

Love Not at First Sight, an all new not to be missed enemies-to-lovers contemporary romance from author Sarah Ready is available now!

When your soul mate is the man you loathed at first sight…Book Two in Sarah Ready’s Soul Mates in Romeo series sparkles with tension and a delicious helping of swoon-worthy romance.

Veronica Diaz loves her career, her friends and the great outdoors – she has no room in her life for men. In fact, she knows there are only two types of men in the world: players and wanna-be players and she wants nothing to do with any of them.

So when a psychic informs Veronica that her fated soul mate is Frederick Knight “The King of Players,” Veronica does what any sensible woman would do – she runs.

A twist of fate lands Veronica in the depths of a pitch-black cave system with a man she’s never met and can’t see. As Veronica and Sam struggle to survive they open up, share their secrets, and risk their lives for each other. Soon Veronica starts to wonder if maybe not all men are players, and maybe she can trust Sam enough to fall in love.

The only problem: Sam is actually Frederick Knight. The man Veronica swore she’d never, ever, ever love.

In fact, she loathed him at first sight.

And if they make it out of the cave alive, and Veronica sees him for the first time, she’ll loathe him again. Won’t she?

But maybe, sometimes you can only see who someone really is when you can’t see them at all? And maybe you can only fall in love when it’s not at first sight?

“This will easily and unequivocally be one of your top reads this year.” By Bookaddict (Chasing Romeo, Book 1 in the Soul Mates in Romeo Series)

Grab your copy today!
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2SU65TF
Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/LovenotatFirst
Apple Books: https://apple.co/3iigtQ5
Nook: https://bit.ly/3uKzw8f
Kobo: https://bit.ly/3gcGbnq

Add Love Not at First Sight to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3gt90La

About Sarah Ready
Author Sarah Ready writes contemporary romance and romantic comedy. Her books have been described as “euphoric”, “heartwarming” and “laugh out loud”. Her debut novel The Fall in Love Checklist was hailed as “the unicorn read of 2020”. She loves to write fast-paced, emotionally compelling romances about quirky, smart women and the men who love them.

Before writing romance full-time Sarah had lots of fun teaching at an Ivy League. Then she realized she could have even more fun writing romance. Her favorite things after writing are adventuring and travel. You’ll frequently find her using her degree at a dino dig site, crawling into a cave, snorkeling, or on horseback riding through the jungle – all fodder for her next book. She’s lived in Scotland, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland and NYC. She currently lives in the Caribbean with her water-obsessed pup and her awesome family.
You can visit her online at http://www.sarahready.com

Connect with Sarah
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2PVEe4j
Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3wt7D6B
BookBub: https://bit.ly/3wtATKA
Website: http://sarahready.com/
Stay up to date with all the things and subscribe to Sarah’s mailing list: https://bit.ly/3sWxUbe

Cover Reveal - 2021, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Fearless by Ivy Fox

🖤 ℍ𝕠𝕥 ℂ𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕣 ℝ𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕒𝕝 🖤

𝗙𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗯𝘆 𝗜𝘃𝘆 𝗙𝗼𝘅 𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗝𝘂𝗹𝘆 𝟯𝟬𝘁𝗵! 𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗘𝗹𝗹𝗲 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝘆𝘀𝗼𝗻’𝘀 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗣𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗿𝗼𝗸𝗲 𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀.

𝗬𝗼𝘂’𝗹𝗹 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗯𝘂𝗹𝗹𝘆/𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗺𝘆-𝘁𝗼-𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀, 𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀, 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲, 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹-𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝘁𝗵 𝗻𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗹.

BLURB

Whoever said when life hands you lemons to make lemonade can suck it!

Everything is falling apart.

Rome is in jail for murdering our father.

Holland is in the hospital fighting for her life.

And I haven’t spoken to my best friend in God knows how long.

Oh, but it gets worse.

I’ve fallen in love with my nemesis, too.

It might not seem like a big deal to most, but it sure is to me.

Especially since my heart still longs for the green-eyed boy, I vowed to love for eternity.

But I’m not the only one suffering.

Saint is too.

I feel his misery in every kiss he gives me, in every caress and embrace.

We’re not whole.

Not as long as we don’t have him.

If I want to heal all three broken hearts, there is only one way to go about it.

And that is to be fearless enough to fight for our happy ending.

They’re both mine, and I won’t let either of them go without a fight.

*Fearless is the last book in the duet focusing on Elle Grayson’s love triangle in The Privileged of Pembroke High series.

*This is a bully/enemy-to-lovers, friends to lovers, contemporary romance, full-length novel.*Recommended 18+ due to mature language, sensitive content and adult situations featuring m/f, m/m, m/f/m.

Add to your Goodreads TBR https://bit.ly/Fearless-GR

PREORDER LINK

Amazon Universal: books2read.com/The-Privileged-Duet-Fearless

CATCH UP WITH THE SERIES

Holland’s Trilogy – A stepbrother reverse harem romance

Heartless : books2read.com/The-Privileged-Heartless

Soulless: books2read.com/The-Privileged-Soulless

Faithless: books2read.com/The-Privileged-Faithless

Elle’s Duet – Enemies to Lovers menage duet

Ruthless: books2read.com/The-Privileged-Duet-Ruthless

Fearless: books2read.com/The-Privileged-Duet-Fearless

Maya’s standalone – secret-lovers contemporary romance

Restless: books2read.com/The-Privileged-Restless

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lover of books, coffee, and chocolate ice cream!

Ivy lives a blessed life, surrounded by her two most important men—her husband, and son, and the fictional characters in her head that can’t seem to shut up.

Books and romance are her passion.

A strong believer in happy endings and that love will always prevail in the end.

Both in life and in fiction.

AUTHOR LINKS

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Cover Reveal - 2021, New Releases

Cover Reveal – SAVAGE by Caitlyn Dare

SAVAGE (Savage Falls Sinners MC #1) by Caitlyn Dare

Release Date: July 1st

Photographer: Michelle Lancaster @lanefotograf

Cover Model: Adrian

Welcome to Savage Falls…

A brand new dark reverse harem bully romance trilogy from bestselling author Caitlyn Dare, coming this summer!

Two dirty-talking tattooed bikers, a pretty boy football player with secrets, and the MC princess who will bring them to their knees…

Are you ready for a SAVAGE summer?

PREORDER IS AVAILABLE!!!

http://mybook.to/SavageSFS

Add to Goodreads:

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Blurb:

A new dark romance from the bestselling author of the Rebels at Sterling Prep series.

No one knows the code of the Sinners MC better than me.

Born and raised in the club, I’ve spent most of my life rebelling against my daddy’s strict rules and overprotective nature.

When an old MC rivalry resurfaces, I find myself with not one, but two surly biker babysitters. Dane Stray, my ex-best friend, and Rhett Savage, my daddy’s favorite member and perpetual thorn in my side.

I don’t need protecting though, not the way Dane and Rhett think I do. But they’re determined to get all up in my business.

I hate them… except, I also want them. Both of them. Which is kind of awkward because I’m the club princess and one-hundred percent off-limits.

That’s never stopped them taking what they want though.

One of them wants me.

One of them hates to want me.

And me? I just want to survive senior year and finally spread my wings.

But I’m about to learn just how far Sinners will go to protect their own… especially when it’s my life on the line.

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

Genre: Dark romance

Tropes:

Enemies to lovers / bully

High school

MC

Reverse Harem

About the Author:

Two angsty romance lovers writing dark heroes and the feisty girls who bring them to their knees.

Connect w/Caitlyn:

Website: https://www.caitlyndarebooks.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caitlyndarebooks

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CaitlynsDaredevils

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20272477.Caitlyn_Dare

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorcaitlyndare

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2TlYSw7

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/caitlyn-dare

Review
Book Reviews, Dark Romance, New Adult, Suspense Romance, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – Crowned Crows of Thorne Point by Veronica Eden

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Crowned Crows of Thorne Point; Crowned Crows #1 
(#1 within a series)

Publication Date: June 25, 2021

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Suspense/College/Dark Romance

Author: Veronica Eden

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

A bloody cloak and dagger story fueled by suspense and mystery and intertwined with a dark, hungry love story.

The Crowned Crows walk the line of morality. Four friends who are more like brothers run an underworld of fighting rings, polker, and more, and they run it on secrets and favors. As the story went along this concept became clearer as these boys already live in a rich, entitled world. Trust fund babies who want for nothing, but knowing the dark secrets of the rich and powerful who think they run the city is worth more than any amount that sits in their bank account. This is what makes the Crowned Crows so powerful and what sends Rowan seeking their help in locating her missing brother.

Rowan is desperate, her brother has been missing for several weeks without any word and the police weren’t any help. Her last desperate attempt is seeking out the Crowned Crows, she’s heard they have methods for getting information, however, Rowan just needs to give up a favor in return.

Getting to know the four crows; they are each unique. Colton is fun, the total jokester. He is witty, sassy, and full of comebacks. Levi is silent and lethal. He comes off broody and surly, but I suspect he could be possessive and caring underneath. Jude was the biggest mystery of the four of them. A con man who can easily slip into any role. Last, but certainly not least is Wren. The king crow who is commanding, powerful, imposing, and infatuated with Rowan. Wren breaks all his rules for the girl who breaks down all of his walls, or more likes storms past them. She may have infiltrated the camp of monsters, but she also fits right in with them.

This book was full of surprises and lots of twists. It’s only the beginning of the suspenseful plot and will continue in the upcoming books.

Synopsis:

𝑻𝒐 𝒈𝒆𝒕 𝒂𝒏 𝒂𝒖𝒅𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆, 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒖𝒑 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈.
𝑨 𝒔𝒆𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒕, 𝒂 𝒇𝒂𝒗𝒐𝒓…𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒉𝒖𝒓𝒕𝒔.
𝑾𝒆𝒍𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝑻𝒉𝒐𝒓𝒏𝒆 𝑷𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒕, 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒅𝒂𝒓𝒌𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒓𝒖𝒍𝒆𝒔.

𝘙𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘯
I enrolled at Thorne Point University to be closer to my brother.
Now my world is falling apart.
𝘌𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨.
It plays on repeat in my head every day I can’t find him.
The search for answers turns up nothing. My hope is cracking and I’m running out of options.
But there’s a rumor on campus.
And I’m desperate enough to seek out the Crows as my last resort.
Wren Thorne’s reputation precedes him, but I won’t take no for an answer.

𝘞𝘳𝘦𝘯
The night belongs to us.
We run this town.
Wear the rumors like crowns.
But after losing the most important thing, my brothers are all I have left.
Our bond runs deeper than blood.
When Rowan comes looking for our help, I do one thing I shouldn’t: 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘺 𝘳𝘶𝘭𝘦𝘴.
She asked for monsters? I’ll show her one.

Crowned Crows of Thorne Point is a dark new adult enemies to lovers college romantic suspense intended for mature readers. This book is the first in the Crowned Crows series following a gritty brotherhood of antihero bad boys and the feisty heroines that capture their hearts. The plot continues across the next novels and each book in the series should be read in order. If you’re not a fan of morally bankrupt book boyfriends, steer clear. This mature new adult romance contains dubious situations, crude language, and intense sexual/violent content that some readers might find triggering or offensive. Please proceed with caution.

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Blog Tour – Enemy Down by Cathryn Fox

ENEMY DOWN

by Cathryn Fox
End Zone, #1
Publication Date: June 8, 2021
Genres: New Adult, Sports, Romance, Contemporary, Romance, Enemies to Lovers

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SYNOPSIS

A regimented life on the track is the reason I’m a Kingston College scholarship student.

But a wayward football—thrown by Christian Moore, the rich guy who ruined my reputation in high school—threatened to rob me of my future.

Desperation drove me to do something foolish.

Something that put my body in the hands of the guy I hate.

I didn’t want to like his touches. I didn’t want to crave him.

But everything in the way he devoured me turned me inside out and made me forget this was just a game.

Now I fear he’s going to ruin me again…in ways there will be no coming back from.

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ABOUT CATHRYN FOX

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Cathryn Fox is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and red wine. She has two teenagers who keep her busy with their never ending activities, and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. Cathryn can never find balance in her life, is always trying to find time to go to the gym, can never keep up with emails, Facebook or Twitter and tries to write page-turning books that her readers will love.

Cathryn also writes New Adult Paranormal under Cat Kalen.

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Blog Tour – WRECK MY PLANS by Kelsey Clayton

My name is Carter Trayland, And I really screwed up.

Wreck My Plans, an all-new standalone enemies-to-lovers romance from Kelsey Clayton is available now!

I should’ve ended things before they began. Instead, I wound up in a twisted love triangle, One that I never wanted to be a part of.

The wrong choice sent my life on a whirlwind. A woman I forced myself to love is dead. My best friend was nearly blamed for her murder. And the one I’ve always wanted, now wants revenge.

Her favorite person is gone, and she thinks it’s my fault. I’m not about to correct her either. Not when the reality is so much worse.

She can’t find out the truth of what happened. Knowing would ruin her in ways I can’t fathom. If blaming me is her way of coping, I’ll gladly carry that burden.

Because Tyeler Morgan is the one girl I’d protect at all costs.

Wreck My Plans is a standalone and part of the North Haven University series. It deals with sensitive topics that my be triggering to some readers.

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Excerpt

“What the fuck is she doing here?” I turn toward the door to see Carter, Jace, and Jace’s girlfriend standing there. The guys look just as shocked to see me as I am to see them, but the girl next to Jace is most likely picturing ways to murder me in her mind. “You two know each other?” Amelia asks. She grunts. “Not exactly, but I know enough of her to know she’s a fucking bitch.” “Woah,” Kennedy steps in. “Easy, Paige.” “Yeah, babe. Let’s calm down a little,” Jace tries, but she’s not having it. She rips her arm out of his hold. “No! Fuck no! She tried to put you away for life, Jace. For life!” The reminder of my best friend’s murder trial is a slap in the face, and my testimony was based off my belief that he actually did it. If I had seen the tape showing the other angle before I got on the stand, I never would have agreed to testify. The one thing I can see, though, is that Jace seems to value his life a little more than he used to, because he doesn’t try to calm his girlfriend down again. Paige glares at me as she steps forward and into my face. “I don’t know what the fuck you’re doing here, but let me make one thing clear: if you try fucking with my friends, my family, we’re going to have serious issues.” There is absolutely nothing that I find intimidating about this girl. To be honest, it looks like I could have the right guy punt her across a football field. But I can respect her loyalty to her friends and the courage to jump into the lion’s den to defend them. I used to have that. She turns around and walks back toward Jace. “Come on. We’re leaving.” “No. Allow me.” I interrupt and my eyes find Carter’s. “Suddenly, this is the last place I want to be.” Neither Kennedy or Amelia try to stop me as I slip out the door—not that I expected them to. They’ve been friends with them longer. Of course, Carter manages to take everything from me. He took Davi. Now he already has Kennedy and Amelia. There’s no way those two will have anything to do with me once I start doing things to get back at Carter, and nothing will stand in the way of my plans. Nothing. As if he has an actual death wish, the door opens and Carter comes running out, calling my name. I consider not stopping. I’m sure nothing good can come from talking to him, but my anger is enough to get me to freeze. “Don’t leave,” he tells me. “I’m sorry for what Paige said.” I balk. “For what Paige said? That’s what you’re sorry for?” Running his fingers through his hair, he sighs. “Not the only thing, but it’s something I’m sorry for. Can we just go somewhere and talk?” A bark of humorless laughter echoes out of me. “No. I don’t want to go anywhere with you. I don’t even want to fucking look at you.” My fists clench, and I can feel my nails digging into my skin as he stays quiet. “You just have the perfect life, don’t you? You’ve got your team and your friends and your family. And where’s mine? Oh. That’s right. Six feet under, right where you fucking left her.”
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About Kelsey Kelsey Clayton is an internationally selling author of Contemporary Romance novels. She lives in a small town in Delaware with her husband, two kids, and dog. ​ She is an avid reader of fall hard romance. She believes that books are the best escape you can find, and that if you feel a range of emotions while reading her stories – she succeeded. She loves writing and is only getting started on this life long journey. ​ Kelsey likes to keep things in her life simple. Her ideal night is one with sweatpants, a fluffy blanket, cheese fries, and wine. She holds her friends and family close to her heart and would do just about anything to make them happy.

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Review – Wrecked My Plans by Kelsey Clayton

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Wrecked My Plans; Haven Grace University #3 
(A standalone within a series)

Publication Date: March 18, 2021

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/College/Enemies to Lovers Romance

Author: Kelsey Clayton

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
I totally LOVED this book!! Can I actually admit to having a new favorite power couple?! Yes, yes I can.

North Haven University holds its fair share of preppy, entitled, wealthy young adults and Carter Trayland is no exception to the wealthy population. Although having this status doesn’t make him a jerk, he’s actually somewhat uniquely different. He’s a bit more humble when it comes to his friends and those close to him. And while he’s had his fair share of heartbreak and loss for someone so young, he’s been able to keep his happy-go-lucky attitude about him, and that makes it hard not to like him, especially when you’re the girl out to make his life a living nightmare.

Tye Morgan begins the school year with a vengeance for her BFF, Dami who lost her life while Carter was dating her, but it was more Jace (Carter’s BFF) who had a whole love triangle thing going on…well, you’ll just need to read his story to figure that mess out, but now Tye has a bone to pick with Carter and she’s not leaving until he’s picked clean.

Carter and Tyesen have a tied up, messed up past and even though Tye has transferred to NHU to make Carter’s life miserable, her destructive tendencies sometimes blow back on her and yet everytime Carter is there to ease her mistakes or help lick her wounds (sometimes literally, yum) because that’s just the kind of guy he is, which only frustrates Tye more. Carter is soooooo likeable he makes up for anything that happened in his past. This is one power couple that competes for Clayton’s top spot.

Their dancing around each other, devious pranks, and high octane chemistry certainly makes for excellent reading!!

What I enjoyed most, this book is lighter, definitely not as dark as the previous books in the NHU series. Tye’s pranks are quite funny and Carter takes everything in stride. His easy going attitude and hero like personality, I feel, is what lifts this entire book out of the dark mood that the previous books lived in. Not that Tye and Carter don’t circle their own angst and dark pasts, but I feel like there was more of a shiny sparkle to this story overall. Maybe it was my projections, but I really enjoyed that extra sparkle, especially on the previous characters. They deserved their hard won happy endings with lots of sprinkles and rainbows.

Synopsis:

My name is Carter Trayland,
And I really screwed up.

I should’ve ended things before they began.
Instead, I wound up in a twisted love triangle,
One that I never wanted to be a part of.

The wrong choice sent my life on a whirlwind.
A woman I forced myself to love is dead.
My best friend was nearly blamed for her murder.
And the one I’ve always wanted, now wants revenge.

Her favorite person is gone, and she thinks it’s my fault.
I’m not about to correct her either.
Not when the reality is so much worse.

She can’t find out the truth of what happened.
Knowing would ruin her in ways I can’t fathom.
If blaming me is her way of coping, I’ll gladly carry that burden.

Because Tyeler Morgan is the one girl I’d protect at all costs.

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