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Blog Tour – Danger’s Heir by Mari Carr and Lila Dubois

He expected a mafia princess but she’s so much more.

Danger’s Heir, a sexy romantic suspense novel set in the mafia world from New York Times bestselling author Mari Carr and award-winning author Lila Dubois is out now!

She fell in love, got married…and it was all a lie.
They expected a mafia princess, but when Rodrigo meets the woman his father is forcing him to marry, he realizes Giada is much more than she seems. Smart and dangerous, she’s the kind of woman he could love…too bad everything he’s about to tell her is a lie.
Casson knows Rodrigo is in too deep. Rodrigo’s undercover mission as the heir to a powerful Camorra don should have ended long ago, but now he’s engaged to the daughter of another dangerous man, and it’s Casson’s job to pull him out.

There’s just one problem. Giada.
She’s nothing either man expected, and everything they want. The last thing they expect is for Giada to invite both of them to her bed.
As the wedding day looms closer, and enemies close in, the line between what’s real and what’s a lie becomes blurred, and Rodrigo and Casson have to decide if love is enough. And if they should tell her the truth.
Unfortunately, there’s someone else waiting in the wings to make sure they never say “I do.”

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Keep reading for a look inside Danger’s Heir!

Chapter One

Rome wouldn’t burn again if he could help it.

Antonio Starabba slid into his desk chair with a sigh. He would have stifled the sigh if there’d been anyone else in the room besides his husband and wife. Karl was working, papers spread out on the low table in the center of the small seating area. Leila was occupied with something less casual. She was disassembling and reassembling a sniper rifle with alarming quickness.

Antonio wasn’t one for guns, but his wife was sexy in a very dangerous way while holding a large gun. No one but himself and Karl ever got to see her with it, since on those occasions that she reactivated her expertise as a sniper, her targets never saw her.

“You don’t have to stay,” Antonio said in Italian. His spouses were now fluent in the language of Antonio’s home territory.

“Do you want us to leave?” Karl didn’t look up.

“Never.”

“Then we’ll stay for quiet moral support.”

“I’m not going to be quiet.” Leila smiled. “I’ll keep practicing. One of them might recognize the sound.”

“Is it a good idea to threaten the fleet admiral?” Now Karl did look up.

“I’m not threatening him.” There was a sinister clack as she popped a piece into place. “This is for those morons in Castile.”

Antonio grunted his agreement with that statement even as he turned on his computer. It would take a few minutes for the secure video chat to come online.

“How’s Milo?” Karl asked.

Asking about Milo Moretti wasn’t the subject jump it might have seemed. Milo’s wife was the flashpoint for their current crisis, through no fault of her own. Several months ago, Dr. Talya Maes had been kidnapped by the mafia. She’d been held prisoner alongside human trafficking victims, but she’d been taken to help the Camorra with a very different sort of crime. They’d wanted Talya to create a bio-weapon. A drug that would turn people into caution-less super soldiers.

The entire Talya situation had been a mess from beginning to end. First because despite the fact that Talya was a member of the Masters’ Admiralty, Europe’s oldest still-functioning secret society, no one had noticed she’d gone missing. The society was divided geographically into nine territories, whose borders were based on maps and empires far older than modern Europe. It just so happened that Talya had lived along one of the borders, which cut through modern-day Belgium, and each territory thought she was a member of the other.

Antonio had publicly expressed disapproval with the admirals of France and Germany for failing Talya, but secretly he felt sorry for them. Being the head of a territory wasn’t easy, or fun. Antonio had never wanted to be a territory leader. Never wanted to be admiral of Rome, which encompassed Italy, all the coastline of the Adriatic sea, and the major islands in the Mediterranean. However, that was exactly what he’d become after his father, the previous admiral had been severely wounded in a bombing. Antonio had been named acting admiral while his father recovered, and eventually his father had stepped down. Antonio had expected his father to resume the admiralship, but his father’s long recovery, coupled with his pride at seeing Antonio holding the position of admiral, had pushed him to retire.

The position of admiral of Rome should have gone to his sister, Sophia. Instead she was now living in England, both the territory and the modern-day country, and married to two good men, including England’s admiral. She would have made a brilliant admiral if fate, and the previous fleet admiral, hadn’t intervened. But her leadership and skills hadn’t been wasted. When the current fleet admiral, Eric Ericsson, whom Antonio was about to meet with, had taken an unplanned, unsanctioned vacation, Sophia was the one he’d left in charge. Sophia, who’d been taught to lead, negotiate, and manipulate since she could talk, was also the lead on building a relationship with the Americans, but that was a separate issue.

Talya Maes’ months of imprisonment by the Camorra ended when a Spanish member was also kidnapped, and one of Antonio’s security officers, Milo Moretti, helped orchestrate her rescue. Milo had seen Talya during that op and vowed to return to free her even before anyone knew that she was a member of the Masters’ Admiralty.

And if the rescue had been the end of Talya, Milo, and Henri’s story, Antonio wouldn’t be having this meeting.

His computer dinged, signaling that the meeting was connecting.

“Hold on, let me get back to the part that makes the scary noise,” Leila muttered, quickly disassembling the long rifle.

“You’re terrifying sometimes.” Karl murmured, still engrossed in his work.

“Thank you.”

“You’re welcome, geliefde.”

Antonio smiled at his spouses, but quickly blanked his expression as his camera turned on.

Three video windows appeared, including his own. In the first, two men sat side by side in a dim concrete room. From the intel Antonio had on Castile-–the territory that contained modern-day Spain and Portugal–-Antonio assumed they were calling from the bunker-like ops headquarters in the basement of one of the territory-owned buildings.

Admiral Santiago De Leon was older and, while fairly new in his position, he was a powerful admiral. The man beside him, Vicente Coval, was also powerful, but in a dark, deadly way that befit a security minister. Each territory was ruled by three people, with the admiral as the main power. However, an admiral could be overruled by his vice admiral and security minister. The trinity checks and balances system was meant to stop any one admiral from abusing their power, though as Hungary could attest to, that didn’t always work.

The leadership was a trinity, as were the relationships among members. The defining characteristic of the Masters’ Admiralty was arranged marriages between three people. Antonio had grown up in the society and, to him, the idea of a relationship with just two people felt…unbalanced and odd.

The third window held the fourth attendee of this meeting. The fleet admiral was the leader of the society. Not part of any territory, the fleet admiral’s power was checked not by a trinity leadership model, but by the nine territory admirals.

Antonio examined Eric and acknowledged to himself that if the time ever came that they needed to move against the fleet admiral, he’d have Leila shoot him from a distance.

For a moment there was heavy silence, then Eric spoke.

“I was going to sing.”

Antonio sighed to himself, Leila smothered a snort, and Karl looked up, his glasses making him look ridiculously sexy.

“Sing, Fleet Admiral?” Santiago asked with a quick smile.

“Have you seen The Sound of Music? Remember that ‘problem like Maria’ song?” They’d been speaking French, but he switched to English. “I was going to make it ‘problem like Rodrigo’ but I couldn’t get the verses to fit. Hard to rhyme stuff with mafia.”

“The Camorra,” Antonio said. “Not just the mafia.”

Eric leaned back in his chair, seeming to consider. “No, I don’t think that makes the rhyming easier. English is a ridiculous language.”

That they could all agree on, since both Castellano and Italian were clearly superior. Antonio wasn’t sure about Eric’s native Danish, but Leila said it was a beautiful language.

“Rodrigo is not a problem,” Vicente said, cutting through the light moment.

“Yes, he is,” Antonio countered. “He’s clearly defected. Understandable, but not an excuse.”

During the prep to save Talya, it was discovered that Rodrigo was the secret son of a Camorra don. That same don was holding Talya Maes, so Rodrigo had been sent in to the mafia–it could hardly be called undercover since it was his real identity–to rescue her. Talya was safe, finally, but Rodrigo had refused to back out.

Antonio felt sympathy for the man, but it didn’t change the facts. “He’s given up his–”

“He’s given up nothing. He is still one of us. Still loyal,” Vicente insisted.

Antonio understood the other man’s stout defense. As security minister of Castile, Vicente was the leader of that territory’s security officers. While law and order within the society was overseen by the knights, headed by the vice admiral, the quiet, dangerous work was the purview of the security officers. Antonio had been a security officer before being forced into the position of admiral. And Rodrigo, the subject of today’s meeting, was…had been…a security officer for Castile.

“He kidnapped…re-kidnapped…Dr. Maes,” Antonio said. “His job was to rescue her, which he did, and he should have stopped there.”

“She came to no harm,” Vicente countered. “If you’d spoken to Talya, as I have, you would know that Rodrigo didn’t hurt her.”

“I have spoken to Dr. Maes, as she is now a member of my territory, and married to one of my security officers.”

Milo was more than just a security officer. Milo was Antonio’s friend, but he wouldn’t disclose anything so personal in this venue.

“If you object to the burning of your territory, that was your man, not Rodrigo.”

After Rodrigo kidnapped Dr. Maes, Milo and Henri Fortin had chased him across France and Italy. As they pursued, they waged a small war. Billionaire Henri had attacked the Camorra on paper, buying up companies and taking control of ports they used. Milo had been more direct–he’d set fire to every Camorra property he could find. Privately, Antonio had asked Milo what the fuck he’d been thinking, as all that property damage was risky and drew attention. Milo had replied that Antonio should be grateful he’d chosen fire and not C4.

“Did you fiddle?” Eric asked.

Antonio’s eye twitched. That joke was getting old, even if he himself had been thinking something along those lines. “I’m no Nero, and this isn’t about the fires. It’s about Rodrigo. He’s his father’s son.”

“No,” Vicente insisted. “He never hurt Talya. And his plan worked. The Camorra think her drug isn’t viable. The kidnapping is regrettable, but there was no lasting harm from it.”

Leila and Karl both stiffened. It was slight, but Antonio caught it. They’d both been taken by a serial killer. Kidnapped and tortured, they no longer had nightmares, but what had happened would always be a part of them.

“If you believe that, then I pity your wife,” Antonio snarled. Gabriella, the Spanish heiress whose kidnapping had exposed Talya’s captivity, was Vicente’s spouse.

Vicente’s expression, already cold, froze.

“Antonio,” Eric warned.

“If he’s ignoring how his wife suffered–”

“Do not speak about my wife.”

“–then she deserves better.”

“Admiral Starabba,” Eric barked. “Stop.”

Strangely, Vicente seemed to have calmed with Antonio’s final words. “She does deserve better,” he said. “Both of my spouses do.”

“No more talking about anyone’s wives,” Eric declared.

Leila snapped two pieces of the rifle together, the noise loud and sharp.

Vicente’s eyes narrowed. He clearly recognized that sound.

On screen, Eric put his elbows on his desk and his head in his hands. “Hej, Leila.”

“Hej flådeadmiral,” she called out.

“I thought this meeting was private.” Santiago raised a brow.

“They’re here because Leila is the one who saw the article,” Antonio said.

There was silence before Eric lifted his head from his hands. “Okay, I’ll bite. What article?”

Antonio grabbed his mouse. “I told you that Rodrigo is lost to us. He belongs to the Camorra.”

“No,” Vicente insisted. “There’s a reason he’s still undercover. He is a good operative, and we need to trust him.”

Abruptly tired, Antonio shared his screen, showing everyone else the newspaper article Leila had seen. Antonio half expected that maybe Vicente already knew about it. It would make sense for him to have alerts set up to notify him of any mention of Rodrigo. But then again, he probably had alerts set up to notify him when police reports or crime information with Rodrigo’s name appeared.

He probably didn’t have an alert set up for the society pages.

“What am I looking at?” Eric said.

Antonio opened a second document, which had the small announcement translated into both French and English.

“Oh shit.” Eric sat back. “Rodrigo is getting married?”

“Rodrigo is getting married,” Antonio confirmed. “To a mafia princess.”

Meet Mari Carr

Virginia native Mari Carr is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller of contemporary romance novels. With over one million copies of her books sold, Mari was the winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Passionate Plume award for her novella, Erotic Research. She has over a hundred published works, including her popular Wild Irish and Compass books, along with the Trinity Masters series she writes with Lila Dubois.

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Meet Lila Dubois

Lila Dubois is a multi-published, bestselling author of erotic, paranormal and fantasy romance. Her books have been nominated for many awards including RT Book Reviews Erotic Novella for Undone Rebel and the Golden Flogger. Having spent extensive time in France, Egypt, Turkey, Ireland and England Lila speaks five languages, none of them (including English) fluently. Lila lives in California with her own Irish Farm Boy and loves receiving email from readers.

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New Release – Danger’s Heir by Mari Carr and Lila Dubois

She fell in love, got married…and it was all a lie.

Danger’s Heir, a sizzling mafia romance full of twists and turns from New York Times bestselling author Mari Carr and award-winning author Lila Dubois is now available!

They expected a mafia princess, but when Rodrigo meets the woman his father is forcing him to marry, he realizes Giada is much more than she seems. Smart and dangerous, she’s the kind of woman he could love…too bad everything he’s about to tell her is a lie.
Casson knows Rodrigo is in too deep. Rodrigo’s undercover mission as the heir to a powerful Camorra don should have ended long ago, but now he’s engaged to the daughter of another dangerous man, and it’s Casson’s job to pull him out.

There’s just one problem. Giada.
She’s nothing either man expected, and everything they want. The last thing they expect is for Giada to invite both of them to her bed.
As the wedding day looms closer, and enemies close in, the line between what’s real and what’s a lie becomes blurred, and Rodrigo and Casson have to decide if love is enough. And if they should tell her the truth.
Unfortunately, there’s someone else waiting in the wings to make sure they never say “I do.”

Grab your copy today!
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3I0IYLa
Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/DangersHeir
Apple Books: https://apple.co/37feHeQ
Nook: https://bit.ly/3tVWRW9
Kobo: https://bit.ly/3CCt6gG

Add to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3pZIgI5

Read Kay’s Review: Danger’s Heir

Meet Mari Carr

Virginia native Mari Carr is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller of contemporary romance novels. With over one million copies of her books sold, Mari was the winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Passionate Plume award for her novella, Erotic Research. She has over a hundred published works, including her popular Wild Irish and Compass books, along with the Trinity Masters series she writes with Lila Dubois.

Connect with Mari

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Amazon: https://amzn.to/33f2pwG

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Meet Lila Dubois

Lila Dubois is a multi-published, bestselling author of erotic, paranormal and fantasy romance. Her books have been nominated for many awards including RT Book Reviews Erotic Novella for Undone Rebel and the Golden Flogger. Having spent extensive time in France, Egypt, Turkey, Ireland and England Lila speaks five languages, none of them (including English) fluently. Lila lives in California with her own Irish Farm Boy and loves receiving email from readers.

Connect with Lila

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Website: https://www.liladubois.net/

Review
Book Reviews, LGBTQA+, Mafia/Gang/Secret Society Romance, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – Danger’s Heir by Mari Carr and Lila Dubois

Danger's Heir (Masters' Admiralty #9: Mafia #3)

Danger’s Heir; Masters’ Admiralty #9
(#9 within a series)

Publication Date: November 1, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Menage/Suspense/Mafia/Secret Society/Arranged Marriage Romance

Author: Mari Carr and Lila Dubois

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Great chemistry, and suspense right out of the gate! The physical chemistry, between the ménage, just sparked and then the intense storyline…this was a great story!

Rodrigo was immersed in his father’s world, a world that twisted his gut and repulsed him daily, but he also knew he was the only one to get close enough to eventually shut it down. However, because he was undercover, his contacts on the outside didn’t know if he’d turned and because of that the MA send in Casson to pull him out.

When Casson gets there and he hears Rodrigo’s side he stays, as Casson’s bodyguard, meeting his newly arranged fiancée – Giada, and it didn’t take long for these three to practically light my kindle on fire.

Working together, was heaven, but also torture, because both Casson and Rodrigo were keeping a lot of secrets from one another. While they were all developing feelings and really wished they’d have a happy ending, the only ending was without the woman they both wanted.

A truly exciting and, at times, heartbreaking addition to the Master’s Admiralty series. I loved how spirited Giada was. She never backed down and owned her powerful thinking and determination while living in a male dominated world. A perfect woman for Rodrigo and Casson.

Synopsis:
She fell in love, got married…and it was all a lie.

They expected a mafia princess, but when Rodrigo meets the woman his father is forcing him to marry, he realizes Giada is much more than she seems. Smart and dangerous, she’s the kind of woman he could love…too bad everything he’s about to tell her is a lie.

Casson knows Rodrigo is in too deep. Rodrigo’s undercover mission as the heir to a powerful Camorra don should have ended long ago, but now he’s engaged to the daughter of another dangerous man, and it’s Casson’s job to pull him out.

There’s just one problem. Giada.

She’s nothing either man expected, and everything they want. The last thing they expect is for Giada to invite both of them to her bed.

As the wedding day looms closer, and enemies close in, the line between what’s real and what’s a lie becomes blurred, and Rodrigo and Casson have to decide if love is enough. And if they should tell her the truth.

Unfortunately, there’s someone else waiting in the wings to make sure they never say “I do.”

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Blog Tour – Joyful Engagement by Mari Carr and Lila Dubois

Joyful Engagement, an all-new enthralling and sexy, menage romance from New York Times bestselling author Mari Carr and Lila Dubois is available now!

Planning a wedding has never been this dangerous.

Warrior Scholar Tate Greene has been given a simple job: mailman. He, along with Roman Tanaka, travel to South Carolina to deliver two letters. Just two.

When Tate, Roman, and Scarlet Hall–who has a secret mission of her own–get to Charleston, they find out that the Grand Master has sent them into hostile territory, and the simple task is far more dangerous than Tate expected.

After a run in with a stun gun, the three find themselves held captive by the very people they were sent to surprise. They’ll have to work together to not only escape, but keep a trinity from ruining their chance at a happily ever after.

Download your copy today! Amazon: https://amzn.to/33URx8g

Apple Books: https://apple.co/33ZE2UO

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Excerpt

“Truth or Dare?”

Scarlet and Tate both looked at Roman, who regarded them levelly, as if it were totally normal for an NSA budget analyst to propose that they play a sleepover game.

Scarlet realized she was tapping her foot again in time with the song. Part of her feared the earworm would become permanent, something she’d hear in her head forever. She sat up in the tub.

“You know what? I’m in. Why not? This whole thing is already ridiculous.”

“Dares might be a little hard, given our limited space,” Roman said. But Scarlet had an idea. A very, very dangerous idea. Maybe it was because her most vivid memory of Truth or Dare had been the time she played it at her friend Veronica’s house, on a night when Veronica’s twin brother, Viktor, was also having a sleepover, making it a coed sleepover.

“Tate, I dare you to take off your shirt,” Scarlet said. Both men looked at her, and the looks they gave her were intense…the looks predators gave their prey.

“You’re supposed to ask him ‘truth or dare’,” Roman said slowly. Scarlet let out a noisy sigh. “Tate, truth or dare?” “Truth,” he said with a smirk.

She rolled her eyes. “Okay, fine…have you been practicing your ménage sex?” Tate ran his tongue over his teeth. “I’ve had a few threesomes.”

“Two girls? Two boys? One of each?”

“Ah ah ah, you already asked your question.” Tate waggled his finger at her.

Oh, we’re going to play it like that, are we?” She shook her head in mock disgust, but her body was warm with burgeoning arousal, and it looked like, seemed like, the guys were also ready to play the game the sexy way. Not that she’d really doubted that. There had been this underlying sexual attraction between the three of them since the first day they met at headquarters.

“Roman,” Tate said. “Truth or dare?” “Dare.”

Tate looked back and forth between her and Roman. “I dare you to kiss Scarlet.” Yes! Yes yes yes.

Scarlet sat up, even as Roman slid off the side of the tub, kneeling on the floor and facing her, his hands braced as he leaned over.

Just before she closed her eyes, Scarlet’s gaze met Tate’s, and in that shared moment, she knew that this would only be the first kiss of the night.

Roman continued to be a surprise, one constant stream of contradictions. He never acted the way she expected, and this kiss was just one more example of that.

He was a fairly staid, serious man, but in this moment, he kissed her with a roughness, a passion, that quite simply took her breath away.

One minute his hands were braced on the side of the bathtub, the next they were tangled in her hair, pulling it just enough to tingle, then burn. He pressed her lips apart, their tongues stroking, tasting.

One of his hands released her hair and he gripped the back of her neck, keeping her lips against his when she started to pull back. Not because she wanted to stop but because she needed air. She was light-headed. And horny.

She was really fucking horny.

Roman gave no sign of being even close to finished. Until Tate cleared his throat.

“Am I going to get a chance to play?”

About Mari:

Virginia native Mari Carr is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller of contemporary romance novels. With over one million copies of her books sold, Mari was the winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Passionate Plume award for her novella, Erotic Research. She has over a hundred published works, including her popular Wild Irish and Compass books, along with the Trinity Masters series she writes with Lila Dubois.

Connect with Mari:

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Amazon: https://amzn.to/33f2pwG

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Meet Lila

Lila Dubois is a multi-published, bestselling author of erotic, paranormal and fantasy romance. Her books have been nominated for many awards including RT Book Reviews Erotic Novella for Undone Rebel and the Golden Flogger. Having spent extensive time in France, Egypt, Turkey, Ireland and England Lila speaks five languages, none of them (including English) fluently. Lila lives in California with her own Irish Farm Boy and loves receiving email from readers.

Connect with Lila

Facebook: https://bit.ly/2QvH39c

Instagram: https://bit.ly/32BPhlO

BookBub: https://bit.ly/3lpfMDH

Website: https://www.liladubois.net/

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New Release – Joyful Engagement by Mari Carr and Lila Dubois

Planning a wedding has never been this dangerous.

Joyful Engagement, an all-new thrilling menage romance from New York Times bestselling author Mari Carr and Lila Dubois is available now!

Warrior Scholar Tate Greene has been given a simple job: mailman. He, along with Roman Tanaka, travel to South Carolina to deliver two letters. Just two.

When Tate, Roman, and Scarlet Hall–who has a secret mission of her own–get to Charleston, they find out that the Grand Master has sent them into hostile territory, and the simple task is far more dangerous than Tate expected.

After a run in with a stun gun, the three find themselves held captive by the very people they were sent to surprise. They’ll have to work together to not only escape, but keep a trinity from ruining their chance at a happily ever after.

Download your copy today! Amazon: https://amzn.to/33URx8g Apple Books: https://apple.co/33ZE2UO Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/joyfulengage Nook: https://bit.ly/331jvQI Kobo: https://bit.ly/308XSvT Google Play: https://bit.ly/37fSF9F

Add JOYFUL ENGAGEMENT to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/308XSvT

Read Kay’s Review: Joyful Engagement

 

Meet Mari

Virginia native Mari Carr is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller of contemporary romance novels. With over one million copies of her books sold, Mari was the winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Passionate Plume award for her novella, Erotic Research. She has over a hundred published works, including her popular Wild Irish and Compass books, along with the Trinity Masters series she writes with Lila Dubois.

Connect with Mari

Facebook: https://bit.ly/37bo2jC Amazon: https://amzn.to/33f2pwG Instagram: https://bit.ly/2A2XAgl BookBub: https://bit.ly/3h7lloa Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2MGhiRm Stay up-to-date with Mari, sign up for her newsletter: https://bit.ly/2Y7WMyI Website: https://maricarr.com/

Meet Lila

Lila Dubois is a multi-published, bestselling author of erotic, paranormal and fantasy romance. Her books have been nominated for many awards including RT Book Reviews Erotic Novella for Undone Rebel and the Golden Flogger. Having spent extensive time in France, Egypt, Turkey, Ireland and England Lila speaks five languages, none of them (including English) fluently. Lila lives in California with her own Irish Farm Boy and loves receiving email from readers.

Connect with Lila

Facebook: https://bit.ly/2QvH39c Instagram: https://bit.ly/32BPhlO BookBub: https://bit.ly/3lpfMDH Website: https://www.liladubois.net/

Review
Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Reviews - 2020

Review – Joyful Engagement by Mari Carr and Lila Dubois

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Joyful Engagement; Trinity Masters #12.5 
(#12.5 within a series)

by: Mari Carr and Lila Dubois

Review Rating:

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Joyful Engagement is a novella that brings together a new throuple while trying to wrangle in one of my favorite trinities. Fall in love with these new characters, while trying to avoid some of the worst possible tortures….do, do, do, do…..an earworm.

Mari and Lila always bring the laughter along with the smexy good times and this novella was able to bring both in a very short span. The trinity that Tate and Roman are commissioned to bring in are one of my favorite in this series, which may be why I loved this book so much, regardless of why, the dynamic between both teams is funny and the chemistry is electric.

Synopsis:

Planning a wedding has never been this dangerous.

Warrior Scholar Tate Greene has been given a simple job: mailman. He, along with Roman Tanaka, travel to South Carolina to deliver two letters. Just two.

When Tate, Roman, and Scarlet Hall–who has a secret mission of her own–get to Charleston, they find out that the Grand Master has sent them into hostile territory, and the simple task is far more dangerous than Tate expected.

After a run in with a stun gun, the three find themselves held captive by the very people they were sent to surprise. They’ll have to work together to not only escape, but keep a trinity from ruining their chance at a happily ever after.

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Blog Tour – Necessary Pursuit by Mari Carr and Lila DuBois

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He’ll do anything to keep them safe.

Necessary Pursuit, an all-new steamy and enthralling, arranged menage marriage romance from New York Times bestselling author Mari Carr and Lila Dubois is available now!

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Oscar has no desire to join one of the two secret societies issuing him invitations and he sure as hell isn’t interested in an arranged menage marriage. They say you can’t die of a broken heart, but he almost did.

Deadly circumstances throw sexy physicist, Selene, and a dangerous man with a price on his head in his path. Now he’ll do anything to keep them safe.

All they have to do is evade a serious threat from a religious cult, defuse a bomb, prevent a war between the Trinity Masters and the Masters’ Admiralty…oh…and stay alive.

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Excerpt:

Oscar had found the pack of cards in the kitchen’s junk drawer, which, as anyone with any sense knew, was where a pack of cards should be. Luca had sheepishly admitted to playing poker on phone apps, but he had never played with other people.

“Then you were playing the cards, not the table.” Oscar shuffled and set the deck on the table in front of Selene.

She tapped it with two fingers and Oscar arched a brow.

“I see you, Dr. Tanaka.”

“I try to replicate the power of the sun for a living.” Selene adjusted her glasses in a sexy librarian way. “You think I’m scared of taking risks?”

“It’s like watching sexy American TV,” Luca said, glancing back and forth between them.

“You think we’re sexy?” Selene asked. “I mean, me too. Obviously Oscar is sexy.”

Luca blushed. “Yes. I mean, you’re both… It’s…” He stared at the cards as Oscar dealt. “Remind me of the rules.”

“Straight poker. Five-card stud. Nothing wild. Keeping it simple this first round. Selene, deal out the chips.”

Selene gave them each ten sauce packets, also gathered from the junk drawer.

They glanced at their cards, discarded, took more, and placed their bets. To his surprise, Luca raised, then raised again.

“You must have a very good hand,” Selene said.

Luca glanced at each of them. “I build and design bombs for a living. Maybe I am simply taking a risk.”

Oscar whistled and slapped the table. “It’s going to be a game of who has the biggest nerd balls.” He pushed the rest of his hot sauce packets toward the center of the table. “Too bad for you two, that’s me.”

“Call,” Selene snapped.

Selene had a flush—all hearts. Appropriate.

Luca had three of a kind.

Oscar lay his cards out. “Full house, tens, and queens.”

Selene drummed her fingers on the table, anxious for a rematch. It appeared his nuclear scientist was competitive. “Deal.”

She won the next round, but he’d bet conservatively, losing only two hot sauce packets. On the third round, Oscar folded, losing only one in the process.

By the fourth hand, he still had most of the packets in his bank and was humming “The Gambler.”

“Deal,” Selene snapped. “Wait, I’ll deal. You’re cheating.”

“Don’t get too worked up, Tanaka. It’s just poker. Now, if we were playing spades…” Every game of spades between him and his siblings had ended in violence. Every. Single. One. Always followed up by one of them yelling, “I will never play cards with you again!”

Selene dealt, and Oscar’s smile had grown in time with his pile of hot sauce packets. He was waiting until Selene realized something she’d missed.

“I raise…” Selene trailed off as she finally noticed she was out of “money.”

“You have to fold?” Luca looked up from frowning at his cards.

“Socks,” Selene said.

“Strip poker.” Oscar sat up, staring across the table at her to try to read her mind. She glanced at Luca, then back to him, and shrugged slightly.

“What is strip poker?” Luca asked.

“You bet with your clothes. You lose and you have to take off something.”

Luca cleared his throat and tugged at the front of his shirt.

The bi guy who grew up in a nutso religious cult was probably wishing he was a thousand miles from here.

“Let’s not.” Oscar picked up some sauce packets, prepared to pass them to Selene.

“If she keeps losing…will she, will you, take off all your clothes?” Luca asked.

“Those are the rules,” Oscar said, grinning when he realized Luca wasn’t as averse to the idea as he’d assumed. “But you’d have to take off clothes as well.”

“If I lose.”

“Oh, you’re going to lose.” Oscar let the hot sauce packets spill from his hand back onto his pile.

“In or out, boys?” Selene asked.

About Mari:

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Virginia native Mari Carr is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller of contemporary romance novels. With over one million copies of her books sold, Mari was the winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Passionate Plume award for her novella, Erotic Research. She has over a hundred published works, including her popular Wild Irish and Compass books, along with the Trinity Masters series she writes with Lila Dubois.

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Meet Lila

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Lila Dubois is a multi-published, bestselling author of erotic, paranormal and fantasy romance. Her books have been nominated for many awards including RT Book Reviews Erotic Novella for Undone Rebel and the Golden Flogger. Having spent extensive time in France, Egypt, Turkey, Ireland and England Lila speaks five languages, none of them (including English) fluently. Lila lives in California with her own Irish Farm Boy and loves receiving email from readers.

Connect with Lila

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Website: https://www.liladubois.net/

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New Release – Necessary Pursuit by Mari Carr and Lila Dubois

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He’ll do anything to keep them safe.

Necessary Pursuit, an all-new sexy and thrilling, arranged menage marriage romance from New York Times bestselling author Mari Carr and Lila Dubois is available now!

TM12-2

Oscar has no desire to join one of the two secret societies issuing him invitations and he sure as hell isn’t interested in an arranged menage marriage. They say you can’t die of a broken heart, but he almost did.

Deadly circumstances throw sexy physicist, Selene, and a dangerous man with a price on his head in his path. Now he’ll do anything to keep them safe.

All they have to do is evade a serious threat from a religious cult, defuse a bomb, prevent a war between the Trinity Masters and the Masters’ Admiralty…oh…and stay alive.

NP - AN.jpg

Download your copy today!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Dl48rz
Apple Books: https://apple.co/3fdfXxg
Amazon Worldwide: https://amzn.to/2Dl48rz
Nook: https://bit.ly/3fg9ZM5
Kobo: https://bit.ly/2P4ARnX

Add NECESSARY PURSUIT to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2D3GKiL

Review

Read Kay’s Review: Necessary Pursuit

 

 

Meet Mari

Maripic (1)

Virginia native Mari Carr is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller of contemporary romance novels. With over one million copies of her books sold, Mari was the winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Passionate Plume award for her novella, Erotic Research. She has over a hundred published works, including her popular Wild Irish and Compass books, along with the Trinity Masters series she writes with Lila Dubois.

Connect with Mari

Facebook: https://bit.ly/37bo2jC
Amazon: https://amzn.to/33f2pwG
Instagram: https://bit.ly/2A2XAgl
BookBub: https://bit.ly/3h7lloa
Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2MGhiRm
Stay up-to-date with Mari, sign up for her newsletter:
https://bit.ly/2Y7WMyI
Website: https://maricarr.com/

Meet Lila

lila headshot.jpeg


Lila Dubois is a multi-published, bestselling author of erotic, paranormal and fantasy romance. Her books have been nominated for many awards including RT Book Reviews Erotic Novella for Undone Rebel and the Golden Flogger. Having spent extensive time in France, Egypt, Turkey, Ireland and England Lila speaks five languages, none of them (including English) fluently. Lila lives in California with her own Irish Farm Boy and loves receiving email from readers.

Connect with Lila

Facebook: https://bit.ly/2QvH39c
Instagram: https://bit.ly/32BPhlO
BookBub: https://bit.ly/3lpfMDH
Website: https://www.liladubois.net/

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Review – Necessary Pursuit by Mari Carr and Lila Dubois

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Necessary Pursuit; Trinity Masters #12 
(Interconnected within a series)

by: Mari Carr and Lila Dubois

Review Rating:

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

While this is book twelve in the Trinity Masters series, this was my first time visiting this particular world. While I’ve read both authors separately, I’ve had this writing duo on my TBR for awhile and now that I’ve finally had a chance to dive into their suspenseful menage series I’m kicking myself for waiting so long. Necessary Pursuit is full of smexy, steamy times, but it is also an international pursuit of catching and taking down all the bad guys.

It is almost scary how the authors whip up all of the intellectual knowledge to add into this book. Their search history must throw up all the red flags…but seriously… We have a physicist, a bomb engineer, and a computer hacker in this romance trinity. These three do joke throughout the story that they sound like a comic book evil group, or what they know would make them perfect super villains. The intelligence between them is so high, that it is funny and I’m glad that the authors use humor throughout the book to showcase it.

They also are very aware of the danger that surrounds them, but stop to appreciate the quiet moments and use that time to appreciate each other. I think because of their jobs, and also because they are on the run, they are very aware that life is short so they use their time to their advantage.

Mari and Lila do a wonderful job piecing together the three characters and showcasing their strengths. How they lean on one another and draw strength off each other when they each need it. That is so important in any multiple partner relationship so no one person is left out.

Overall, this was a great book, especially considering this was my first adventure into this Trinity world. I already have more on my TBR list to go back and catch up and I’m looking forward to it.

Synopsis:

Oscar has no desire to join one of the two secret societies issuing him invitations and he sure as hell isn’t interested in an arranged menage marriage. They say you can’t die of a broken heart, but he almost did.

Deadly circumstances throw sexy physicist, Selene, and a dangerous man with a price on his head in his path. Now he’ll do anything to keep them safe.

All they have to do is evade a serious threat from a religious cult, defuse a bomb, prevent a war between the Trinity Masters and the Masters’ Admiralty…oh…and stay alive.

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Releasing This March

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Lifeblood (Everlife #2)

by Gena Showalter

Lifeblood ramps up the action ‘Ten’fold — don’t miss this exhilarating sequel to Firstlife!” — No.1 New York Times bestselling author P.C. Cast

My Firstlife is over, but my Everlife is only now beginning.

With her last living breath, Tenley ‘Ten’ Lockwood made her choice and picked her realm in the Everlife. Now, as the war between Troika and Myriad rages, she must face the consequences.

Because Ten possesses a rare supernatural ability to absorb and share light, the Powers That Be have the highest expectations for her future — and the enemy wants her neutralised. Fighting to save her Secondlife, she must learn about her realm from the ground up while launching her first mission: convincing a select group of humans to join her side before they die. No pressure, right?

But Ten’s competition is Killian, the boy she can’t forget — the one who gave up everything for her happiness. He has only one shot at redemption: beating Ten at a game she’s never even played. As their throw-downs heat up, so do their undeniable feelings, and soon, Ten will have to make another choice. Love…or victory.

Kindle Edition

♥Expected publication: March 1st 2017♥

 

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Delicate Ties 

by Mari Carr and Lila Dubois

A Broadway star. An adventurous architect. And the powerful Dom determined to claim them both.
Christian Rogers Stewart is no stranger to the stage, nor is he a stranger to the ways of the Trinity Masters. A legacy, he’s grown up among brilliant, powerful people and he’s more than ready to contribute to the society’s noble cause when initiated as a member. However, he is blindsided when he’s called to the altar by the Grand Master. First by lust for his arranged partners Charlotte and Vincent. And then by the revelation that the Trinity Masters are under attack, from within, by an insidious faction called the purists.
At their binding ceremony, Christian, Charlotte and Vincent are given two tasks: study the web of tunnels hidden beneath headquarters and investigate a suspected member of the purists, a fellow Dom in Vincent’s clubs. By day Charlotte struggles to make sense of a coded blueprint of the tunnels. By night they investigate the wealthy, powerful Dom, with Vincent guiding his new lovers into the dark and sensual world of BDSM.
Both tasks lead the new trinity to earth-shaking discoveries. Not just about the purists, but about themselves and their own erotic desires.

Kindle Edition, 286 pages

♥Expected publication: March 7th 2017♥

 

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How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days (The Embraced #1)

by Kerrelyn Sparks

Luciana grew up on the Isle of Moon, hidden away because of her magical powers. But when her father arrives, he offers her a choice: remain on the island or return with him and marry the Beast of Benwick in order to save their legacy—and her father’s life.

Lord Leofric, the Beast of Benwick, has not been touched since he was a child. Born with the power to harness lightning, he is a danger to everyone he touches. When he meets his betrothed, he expects a loveless, lonely marriage…until he discovers she’s vastly more powerful than he realized. But is she strong enough to withstand his touch?

If they can survive, their love will alter the future of the kingdom. But will their extraordinary powers cost them everything?

Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages

♥Expected publication: March 7th 2017♥

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Hard Justice (Body Armor #2)

by Lori Foster

Playing it safe has never felt so dangerous

Justice Wallington knows how to harness his strength and intimidating sizeskills he put to good use first in the MMA cage and now as a bodyguard at the Body Armor agency. But no opponent has ever left him feeling as off balance as his new client, heiress Fallon Wade. Far from a spoiled princess, she’s sweet and intriguingly innocent. It’s a risk-free assignment, until he’s required to fake a relationship with her in order to blend in.

Sheltered from the world after a family tragedy, Fallon longs to experience lifegoing to bars, dancing, talking to strangers. Not easy with a huge, lethal-looking bodyguard shadowing her every move. Justice seems like her polar opposite, but pretending to be a couple stirs undeniable heat. And when danger strikes again, it’s not just her safety in jeopardy, but a passion that’s real, raw and absolutely against the rules”

Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages

♥Expected publication: March 21st 2017♥

 
 
*All book synopsis’ given by GoodReads