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

Review – Rule by Caitlyn Dare

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

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

Publication Date: April 28, 2022

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

Author: Caitlyn Dare

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

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

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

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

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

Synopsis:

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

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

Ones that could break us.

They might rule my body.

Own my heart.

But ultimately, they have the power to break me.

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

Nothing will ever be the same again.

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

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New Release – Provocation by T.K. Leigh

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

Shayla Black has revealed the cover for Wicked and Forever!

Releasing: May 24, 2022

New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black’s steamy, shocking conclusion to Trees and Laila’s story, coming May 24!

Pre-order your copy today!

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Meet Shayla

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

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

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

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

Review – The Man From Sanctum by Lexi Blake

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The Man From Sanctum; Masters and Mercenaries Reloaded #3 
(An interconnected standalone within a series)

Publication Date: March 8, 2022

Genre/Tropes: BDSM/Second Chance/Suspense Romance

Author: Lexi Blake

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

I was sniffling by the end of the acknowledgements and crying by the end of the prologue. Lexi Blake absolutely slayed me with this second chance romance that was also full of suspense, intrigue, laughter and passion.

I barely see Lexi’s name and know without a doubt that I will fall in love with what’s coming, but this latest book really touched me to the core. The characters, the plot, the full articulated writing and depth of emotion tugged at my heart in a way that left a stamp on my soul.

Deke and Maddie were high school sweethearts (that could be part of the appeal, I love a good sweetheart-second chance romance), but unlike my own story, these two lovers lost touch for almost two decades. That is sad right there, but during all their time apart, they never once forgot each other, keeping in touch in their own way, through the small town grapevine and various family members, but never once actually seeing each other until Maddie needs Deke’s services.

Maddie is a brilliant tech scientist and while her tech could help revolutionize the world, she has come to believe she’s working for an evil billionaire. With little to go on, but a lot of suspicion, she goes to the one person she trusts, the man who broke her heart years ago.

Deke works for McKay-Taggart with the best operatives in the world. While Maddie may have brought them little information to go off of, he works with the best men and women in the world. However, there are complications surrounding the billionaire, so going undercover to find out if the man actually is evil like Maddie believes, well… it’s going to take a different approach.  A D/s approach and no one is going to top Maddie besides Deke.

This was truly the second chance romance that I needed in my life. Whether you need a boost at love, at life or just to get motivated, this book touched on something that sparked that inner joy or passion that’s been missing or rekindled inside of me.

As for the overall series, it brought old and new parts together in a fresh new light. Long time fans will love rekindling with characters and new readers will enjoy everything that Lexi brings to this story. A wonderful hit!

Synopsis:

A painful past

Deke Murphy and Maddie Hall should never have worked as a couple in high school. She was the class valedictorian and he the jock who took nothing seriously…except her. Together they formed an amazing team, and young love blossomed into something that strengthened them both. Until tragedy struck and Deke made a sacrifice that split them up forever.

An unexpected reunion

Seventeen years later, Maddie is living her dream working for a brilliant tech guru in the beauty of Southern California. She’s made a life for herself and it’s first class all the way. She rarely thinks of the jock who dumped her all those years ago. But when Maddie realizes her boss might be part of an international conspiracy, she can’t deny Deke might be her best bet to solve the mystery. Her one-time sweetheart works for one of the world’s premiere security and investigative firms. She’ll hire him and prove to herself their relationship could never have worked.

A dangerous future

As Maddie and Deke begin to uncover her boss’s secrets, they can’t deny the chemistry that has reignited. But before they can explore the connection growing between them, they must survive the deadly forces hunting them down.

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Blog Tour – The Damaged by Tijan

“Tijan delivers on the fun, edge, and angst. Her books never fail to please!”―Kylie Scott, New York Times bestseller

The Damaged, the next unputdownable romantic suspense in The Insiders Series from New York Times bestselling author Tijan, is now available!

No longer an outsider, Bailey has a family and love that she never could’ve imagined.

Used to living in the shadows, Kash will now do anything to protect his family and his woman.

They will take on the world together…

In the meantime, stunning motives, lies, and explosive secrets continue to unfold.

1. Quinn is in jail, awaiting trial.

2. Friends might actually be enemies.

3. And what is Calhoun plotting? More importantly, will Kash discover it before it’s too late?

Everything will come to a head as passion and danger ignite in The Damaged.

Excerpt

Swish, swish.
The windshield wipers were busy at work this morning. It’d been raining since late the night before, and now there was just a whole dreary feel to the day. Dark and gloomy, matching my mood. It was perfect.
Swish, swish.
“Are you nervous, miss?”
I wasn’t responding, because this isn’t how things were supposed to be. I wasn’t supposed to wake up in the middle of the night and find the bed empty. And I wasn’t supposed to have to be escorted by one of our guards down to the apartment building’s gym to find my boyfriend , the guy I loved, the guy who was so not a secret from the entire world anymore, pummeling a boxing bag so hard that his knuckles ripped open every night. It was not right that I had to stand on the side, waiting for him to fight through his haze before he noticed I was there, and then watch as blood dripped from his hands to the floor.
But all of that was happening. Because three weeks after there’d been a kidnapping attempt on me, after he had saved me, everything was just, simply, not okay.
To be more frank, everything was shit. And here I was. In the back of an SUV being driven by one of my two personal bodyguards, to a school that I used to daydream about attending, while my boyfriend, that guy I had come to love so much, was heading into his own personal nightmare. Fitz, my guard, clued in on my state and didn’t ask again, but his eyes were on me . He saw. He more than saw, and I knew I’d be getting a call from Kash about two minutes after the first chance Fitz had a moment to text his boss that I was not okay.
Because I wasn’t. Today was the day all my dreams were supposed to come true. Instead, I was a week late going to my graduate program and I wanted to be anywhere except where I was going. And I had no say, because the world found out in a big way I was the daughter of Peter Francis, a tech legend that I’d grown up idolizing until I found out myself, this past summer, that he was also my father.
And then there was my boyfriend, Kash Colello, whose grandfather was one of the richest men in the world, but that came with strings and dangerous alliances with the dark underground of the world. My boyfriend, with his inherited wealth, now that he had come out of the shadows to the world, and whose “coming out” was even bigger than mine because of his connections and his family, was now the ninth wealthiest man in the world.
Life as Peter Francis’s daughter, life as Kash Colello’s girlfriend, was a whole lot different than life had been as Bailey Hayes. There were rules and expectations and lots and lots of people watching you.
So no, I was not okay.

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About Tijan
Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new series from north Minnesota where she lives with an English Cocker she adores.

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New Release – Grudge by Coralee June

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞! 𝐅𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐔𝐒𝐀 𝐓𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐁𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐫, 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐋𝐞𝐞 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞, 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐆𝐫𝐮𝐝𝐠𝐞!

I’m a pawn, and it’s up to me to remind these men that they’re stronger together. I just pray that this fight for power won’t tear us all apart.

The finale to the Malice Mafia Trilogy is finally here!

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Malice was a broken man. A leader with a cracked crown.

Guilt was eroding his throne.

William was an opportunist. A man with a grudge.

Ambition dressed in an iron suit.

Anthony was a survivor. A lover with hope.

Healing wrapped in good intentions.

I’m a pawn, and it’s up to me to remind these men that they’re stronger together.

I just pray that this fight for power won’t tear us all apart.

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About CoraLee Coralee June is an international bestselling romance writer who enjoys engaging projects and developing real, raw, and relatable characters. She is an English major from Texas State University and has had an intense interest in literature since her youth. She currently resides with her husband and two daughters in Dallas, Texas, where she enjoys long walks through the ice-cream aisle at her local grocery store.

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New Release – Temptation by T.K. Leigh

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: Temptation
Series: Temptation #1
Author: T.K. Leigh
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 24, 2022
BLURB

It was supposed to be a typical business trip to Hawaii.

During the day, I’d promote the new location of my bakery. At night, I’d relax on the lanai while sipping a glass of wine.

But that all changes when I meet him.

Sexy. Intriguing. Haunted.

And easily fifteen years younger than me.

I should walk away. The last thing I need after turning forty is a midlife crisis in the form of an Australian Adonis.

But something keeps drawing me back to him.

So I make a proposition.

One week. No names. No expectations.

It’s the perfect plan…

Until I learn the true identity of my vacation fling.

They say temptation can be dangerous.
I didn’t realize it could be so deadly.


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COMING SOON

#2 Persuasion – Releasing March 7

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#4 Obsession – Release June 6

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AUTHOR BIO

T.K. Leigh is the USA Today Bestselling author of romance ranging from fun and flirty to sexy and suspenseful. Originally from New England, she now resides outside of Raleigh with her husband, beautiful daughter, special needs rescue dog, and three cats. When she’s not writing, she can be found training for her next marathon (of which she has run over twenty fulls and far too many halfs to recall) or chasing her daughter around the house.


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Blog Tour – Five By Sara Cate and Rachel Leigh

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FIVE by Sara Cate and Rachel Leigh is Live!

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My family is everything to me.

When my life was ripped away from me, I found them.

Silas, Gabriel, and Baron—my hearts, my family, my home.

Together, we’re a dangerous family of assassins, but I’ve never been happier.

Until a member of our family goes missing.

He went out for a simple job and never came back.

Now it’s up to Baron, Silas, and I to bring him home—but what if he doesn’t want to be found?

What if the family he’s found is better than the one we have here?

And what if I find myself caught up in their web of lies while becoming strangely drawn to someone I shouldn’t be?

All I know is that I can’t live without my family, and I’ll do anything to keep them safe.

Even if that means facing the truth.

We’re nothing if we’re not together—all of us.

Read Kay’s Review : Five

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New Release – Five By Sara Cate and Rachel Leigh

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FIVE by Sara Cate and Rachel Leigh is Live!

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My family is everything to me.

When my life was ripped away from me, I found them.

Silas, Gabriel, and Baron—my hearts, my family, my home.

Together, we’re a dangerous family of assassins, but I’ve never been happier.

Until a member of our family goes missing.

He went out for a simple job and never came back.

Now it’s up to Baron, Silas, and I to bring him home—but what if he doesn’t want to be found?

What if the family he’s found is better than the one we have here?

And what if I find myself caught up in their web of lies while becoming strangely drawn to someone I shouldn’t be?

All I know is that I can’t live without my family, and I’ll do anything to keep them safe.

Even if that means facing the truth.

We’re nothing if we’re not together—all of us.

Read Kay’s Review : Five

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Cover Reveal - 2022, New Releases

Cover Reveal- by Sara Cate and Rachel Leigh

🔪 The cover for FIVE is here! 🔪

And FOUR has a new look!

From USA Today Bestselling authors, Rachel Leigh and Sara Cate comes a sequel to the dark reverse harem, Four.

Get ready to return to the world full of scorching assassins, romantic suspense, and all the steam!

Coming January 13th!

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My family is everything to me.

When my life was ripped away from me, I found them.

Silas, Gabriel, and Baron—my hearts, my family, my home.

Together, we’re a dangerous family of assassins, but I’ve never been happier.

Until a member of our family goes missing.

He went out for a simple job and never came back.

Now it’s up to Baron, Silas, and I to bring him home—but what if he doesn’t want to be found?

What if the family he’s found is better than the one we have here?

And what if I find myself caught up in their web of lies while becoming strangely drawn to someone I shouldn’t be?

All I know is that I can’t live without my family, and I’ll do anything to keep them safe.

Even if that means facing the truth.

We’re nothing if we’re not together—all of us.

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

Review – Washed Away by R.C. Boldt

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Washed Away 
(A standalone)

Publication Date: December 7, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Suspense Romance

Author: R.C. Boldt

Review Rating: 4.5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Washed Away begins right away with mystery and intrigue and slowly builds into the suspense and passion.

A woman washes up on a beach in Panama covered in bullet holes and knife wounds and Dr. Liam King nurses her back to health, but this mysterious woman, upon waking, has no memory of how she arrived upon the shore nor her past or even her name.

Weeks go by until she finally has a recollection of her name or at least one that feels right, but her memory still reveals nothing about her past. Dr. King and Alexandra’s relationship is slow going at first until it finally erupts in a volcanic flame some in part to her healing and some in part to the underlying mystery of the story. However,  once these two give into the passion that’s been building between them it doesn’t stop and it’s hot, but their story is also more convoluted than just a lost memory.

Washed Away is a slower brewing story than Boldt’s last romantic thrillers, but I’d also say it’s filled with more passion and contains more intrigue and emotions as well. A 4.5 star read overall.

Synopsis:

USA Today bestselling author RC Boldt brings us a sizzling romance chock-full of intrigue and deceit in this brand new romantic suspense…

All that’s forgotten isn’t always gone…

I’m at death’s doorstep when my body washes up on shore in Panama.

My memory is a blank slate. I can’t even remember my name. I don’t know who shot me and left me for dead—or why.

Patient and kind, the lone doctor there mends my body while offering me refuge.

As tiny flashbacks of my past occur, I wonder if there’s anyone I can trust.

It’s up to me to discover whether I’m in danger or a danger to others. Whether I’ve actually found love or if it’s all been a lie.

I need answers to find out who I really am.

If only I could remember.

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New Release – Wrath by Coralee June

𝐅𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐔𝐒𝐀 𝐓𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐁𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐫, 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐋𝐞𝐞 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞, 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐥 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞’𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐰𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫: 𝐖𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐡!

All of this started because I made a choice.

Because I fell in love.

Because I was a lonely girl clinging to dangerous men.

𝗦𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗱𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺.

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I ʜᴀᴛᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴇ sᴍᴇʟʟ ᴏꜰ ʙᴜʀɴᴛ ꜰʟᴇsʜ, ᴛʜᴇ ᴀsʜᴇs ʜᴇᴀᴠʏ ᴏɴ ᴍʏ ᴛᴏɴɢᴜᴇ, ᴍʏ ᴄʜᴀʀʀᴇᴅ sᴏᴜʟ ʟɪᴋᴇ sᴘʟɪɴᴛᴇʀs ᴅᴇᴇᴘ ɪɴ ᴍʏ ᴄʜᴇsᴛ.

𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒏 𝒂 𝒅𝒂𝒓𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒕𝒍𝒆 𝒄𝒂𝒔𝒖𝒂𝒍𝒕𝒚.

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ɪ ʜᴀᴛᴇᴅ ꜰɪʀᴇ. ɪ ʜᴀᴛᴇᴅ ʜᴏᴡ ᴛʜᴇ ꜱᴍᴏᴋᴇ ᴡʀᴀᴘᴘᴇᴅ ᴀʀᴏᴜɴᴅ ᴍʏ ɴᴀᴋᴇᴅ ʙᴏᴅʏ, ꜱᴛɪɴɢɪɴɢ ᴍʏ ꜱᴋɪɴ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴅᴇꜰɪᴀɴᴛ ᴇᴍʙᴇʀꜱ. ɪ ʜᴀᴛᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ꜱᴍᴇʟʟ ᴏꜰ ʙᴜʀɴᴛ ꜰʟᴇꜱʜ, ᴛʜᴇ ᴀꜱʜᴇꜱ ʜᴇᴀᴠʏ ᴏɴ ᴍʏ ᴛᴏɴɢᴜᴇ, ᴍʏ ᴄʜᴀʀʀᴇᴅ ꜱᴏᴜʟ ʟɪᴋᴇ ꜱᴘʟɪɴᴛᴇʀꜱ ᴅᴇᴇᴘ ɪɴ ᴍʏ ᴄʜᴇꜱᴛ.

ꜱʜᴇ’ꜱ ᴅᴇᴀᴅ, ᴊᴜʟɪᴇᴛ.

ᴛʜᴇʀᴇ’ꜱ ɴᴏᴛʜɪɴɢ ᴇʟꜱᴇ ʏᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ᴅᴏ–

ᴅʀᴀɢɢɪɴɢ ᴍʏ ʙʟᴇᴇᴅɪɴɢ ꜰᴇᴇᴛ ᴀᴄʀᴏꜱꜱ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄᴏɴᴄʀᴇᴛᴇ, ɪ ᴡᴀʟᴋᴇᴅ ᴛᴏᴡᴀʀᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ꜰʟᴀᴍᴇꜱ. ʜᴇᴀᴛ ʟɪᴄᴋᴇᴅ ᴀᴛ ᴍʏ ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋꜱ. ꜱɪʀᴇɴꜱ ᴏꜰꜰ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴅɪꜱᴛᴀɴᴄᴇ ᴄᴜʀꜱᴇᴅ ᴍʏ ᴇᴀʀꜱ.

ᴅᴇᴀᴅ, ᴅᴇᴀᴅ, ᴅᴇᴀᴅ.

ᴀʟʟ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜɪꜱ ꜱᴛᴀʀᴛᴇᴅ ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜꜱᴇ ɪ ᴍᴀᴅᴇ ᴀ ᴄʜᴏɪᴄᴇ. ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜꜱᴇ ɪ ꜰᴇʟʟ ɪɴ ʟᴏᴠᴇ. ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜꜱᴇ ɪ ᴡᴀꜱ ᴀ ʟᴏɴᴇʟʏ ɢɪʀʟ ᴄʟɪɴɢɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴏᴜꜱ ᴍᴇɴ.

ꜱʜᴇ ᴡᴀꜱ ᴅᴇᴀᴅ ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜꜱᴇ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇᴍ.

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About CoraLee Coralee June is an international bestselling romance writer who enjoys engaging projects and developing real, raw, and relatable characters. She is an English major from Texas State University and has had an intense interest in literature since her youth. She currently resides with her husband and two daughters in Dallas, Texas, where she enjoys long walks through the ice-cream aisle at her local grocery store.

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Cover Reveal – The Man from Sanctum by Lexi Blake

The Man from Sanctum, the all new must read standalone in the Masters and Mercenaries: Reloaded from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake is coming March 8th, 2022 and we have the stunning cover!

A painful past

Deke Murphy and Maddie Hall should never have worked as a couple in high school. She was the class valedictorian and he the jock who took nothing seriously…except her. Together they formed an amazing team, and young love blossomed into something that strengthened them both. Until tragedy struck and Deke made a sacrifice that split them up forever.

An unexpected reunion

Seventeen years later, Maddie is living her dream working for a brilliant tech guru in the beauty of Southern California. She’s made a life for herself and it’s first class all the way. She rarely thinks of the jock who dumped her all those years ago. But when Maddie realizes her boss might be part of an international conspiracy, she can’t deny Deke might be her best bet to solve the mystery. Her one-time sweetheart works for one of the world’s premiere security and investigative firms. She’ll hire him and prove to herself their relationship could never have worked.

A dangerous future

As Maddie and Deke begin to uncover her boss’s secrets, they can’t deny the chemistry that has reignited. But before they can explore the connection growing between them, they must survive the deadly forces hunting them down.

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

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New Release – Canary by Tijan

“Canaries sing to save lives.
I sing and people die.”

Canary, an all-new unforgettable mafia romance from New York Times bestselling author Tijan is LIVE!

We were on the front lines in that world, the mafia world.
There was nothing soft or glamorous about it.
Who you were before no longer mattered. Names didn’t exist.

I joined anyway. I had no other choice because they took my sister.
Join. Find her. Try and make it out alive.

Then he won me in a poker game.
I hated him instantly, thinking he was like my other bosses before him.
He wasn’t. He was worse.

He wasn’t just cold. He was dead inside.
It didn’t matter that he was gorgeous.
He was the most lethal thing I’d ever met.

He was also the only person who could keep me alive, if he didn’t kill me himself.

A/N This is a 102k mafia/cartel standalone.
This is the most violent book Tijan has ever written.
Trigger warning: references to sexual violence

“Canaries sing to save lives. I sing and people die.”

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About Tijan
Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new series from north Minnesota where she lives with an English Cocker she adores.

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Review – Rapture and Ruin by Julia Sykes

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Rapture and Ruin; Rapture and Ruin #1 
(#1 within a series)

Publication Date: September 14, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Book Duet/Suspense/Mafia/Dark Romance

Author: Julia Sykes

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

I  loved how this book began. Max, was looking for justice by kidnapping the mayor’s daughter, Allie, but when that ran south he actually let her go. Max believed the mayor was behind sending his family to jail. While he believes his family is guilty of the crimes, he also believes the mayor isn’t the saint he portrays to the world either. I wasn’t quite sure what Max wanted, but I still liked the concept that he wanted to take some form of justice out on Allie, but one thing leads to another and soon these two become more entangled and feelings get involved.

Allie wants to prove that her father is innocent so when she tracks down Max she only seems to dive deeper into his world and as these two spend more time together she sees the man behind his beastly mask. His gentleness with her is so different to what he wants to portray, it draws her in, but how could it ever work between them?

If there was one thing that bothered me, it was Allie, Max pointed it out plain as day to her over and over again that she is horribly naive. I understand that her father sheltered her, but in this day and age she lives in a world with social media and she clearly has a phone and her best friend is an influencer, so coming off as clueless as she does is a hard pill to swallow, at least as often as she does.

Aside from that, there is a lot of chemistry between Max and Allie, which helps move the book right along. Also, perhaps it’s in Allie’s naivety that helps keep blinders on to Max and the mafia world he comes from which keeps that chemistry brewing.  Although it doesn’t help their budding romance for the big cliffhanger and now we all wait…what’s going to happen?? Will Allie find the truth or will Max become the monster he claims to be?

Synopsis:

“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…

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New Release – FATED by K.K. Allen

FATED
Release Date: August 17


USA Today Bestselling Author, K.K. Allen, continues to take readers on a deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful adventure in a contemporary fantasy series based on a young woman learning to navigate her new existence in the enchanting world where her FATED may just be her enemy.

Katrina Summer finally comes to terms with her enchanted skin as she is challenged with an evil that threatens Apollo Beach.

In a desperate search for her missing locket, Katrina is swept into a whole new world of mythological enchantment that places her at the helm of a looming threat. As she makes new discoveries about her bloodline and meets descendants of other enchanted breeds, she unearths the most disturbing Summer family secret of all.

Amid the chaos, Katrina is determined to maintain whatever normalcy she can. She accepts a job at Island Grille where the devilishly gorgeous bartender, Johnny Pierce, makes life even more challenging. Katrina struggles between her lingering and undeniable attraction for Alec, the secrets she must keep from him, and a betrayal she never sees coming.

Mysterious deaths, signs of pollution rising in the bay, the discovery of fated love, and the dark history that follows her enemy’s motives stir up an entirely new and frightening adventure. Katrina discovers that being an Enchanter holds a responsibility that might just be worth killing for.

FATED is Book 2 in the all-new ENCHANTED GODS series

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TAKEN

Release Date: October 5

 

USA Today Bestselling Author, K.K. Allen, continues to take readers on a deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful adventure in an original contemporary fantasy series inspired by nature, magic, and love.
“Taken is a spectacular conclusion to an amazing trilogy! Fast paced, all the way through to the end, and what an end it was! I hope there is more of this world someday!” Jennifer Zamboni, Write, Read, Tea
 
Blurb coming soon…

 

TAKEN is Book 3 in the all-new ENCHANTED GODS series. Read Cursed and Fated first.

 

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Start the Series on July 6th with  

CURSED, book 1 in the all-new ENCHANTED GODS series.

 

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Meet K.K. Allen

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K.K. Allen is the USA TODAY Bestselling and award-winning contemporary romance author of sweet, sexy, and inspiring stories that evoke emotion at every turn. 
 
K.K.’s debut romance novel, Up in the Treehouse, was named the Best New Adult Book of the Year by RT Book Reviews, an honor beyond belief. And she continues to take reader’s emotions on an epic ride every single time with real, layered, coming of age romance stories that will make you fall in love over and over again. 
Born in Hawaii, raised in Washington, and currently residing in Florida, K.K. lives for laughs with her little dude, the great outdoors, watching football, dancing the night away, and her eclectic taste in music. 
K.K. also loves connecting with her readers and attends signings when she can! You can find upcoming event dates and other information at: www.kkallen.com.

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Cover Reveal - 2021, New Releases

Cover Reveal – The V Games Series Boxset by Ker Dukey & K Webster

COVER REVEAL
Title: The V Games Series Boxset
Authors: Ker Dukey & K Webster
Genre: Mafia Romance
Cover Design: All By Design
Release Date: August 17, 2021
BLURB

Vicious. Villainous. Victorious.
VLAD. VEN. VAS.

Power comes from money and fear and the men of The V Games have both in abundance. 
They rule with an iron fist and do it well.
Their empires are built on blood and brutality and no one is immune to their wrath… or so they thought.
When love intervenes on their path to the top, it alters everything.
The rules have changed.   
Let the games begin…


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Ker Dukey

Ker Dukey is an international bestselling author.

Genres include: Dark Romance, Psychological Thriller, New Adult Romance, Romantic Suspense, Mafia Romance, MC Romance and more.

Ker, has over Forty titles published, held multiple #1 bestseller banners and chart-topping titles with the rights sold to numerous countries, translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks.

In addition to being an author, Ker is an annoying wife and a mother of three children + one dog (who thinks he’s human.) She has a passion for reading and binge-watching crime documentaries.

Find her on social media, where she loves interacting with her readers.  

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2IWVLBQ
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K Webster

K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author.  Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks.  She lives in “Tornado Alley” with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens.

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Blog Tour - 2021, Excerpt/Teaser Share, New Adult, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year in Releases - 2021, Year of Reviews - 2021

Blog Tour – The Spy by Sophie Lark

I’ve waited three long years for this…
Hiding. Lying. Spying.
Waiting like a spider for her to wander into my web…

The Spy, an all-new highly anticipated dark romance full of love and betrayal from Sophie Lark, is available now!

I’ve waited three long years for this…

Hiding. Lying. Spying.

Waiting like a spider for her to wander into my web…

Now she’s here, and I have to get even closer to her. I’ll help her. Befriend her. Seduce her, even.

The only thing I can’t do is fall in love with her.

Her father took everything from me: my money, my family, my life.

He has to pay for what he’s done. And she’s the only thing that can hurt him…

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Excerpt

During all the time I spend with Nix, I’ve been letting myself believe that lies of omission aren’t really lies. And the lies I do tell her—my name and where I’m from—don’t really matter compared to the deeper truths I lay bare. She knows my genuine feelings, my fears, my likes, and dislikes . . . things that seem so much more essential than my fake history.

Perversely, I liked watching her talk to my mom. I saw my mother look Nix over with the slightly raised eyebrow that indicated she had encountered an object of interest. It would have killed me to see my mom dismiss Nix as boring.

Best of all was the knowledge that Nix had sought me out that day. That she had gone looking all over campus for a purpose that seemed glaringly clear the moment we were alone.

Her eyes roved over me. She had the hunter’s determination to bring me down and not go home again starving.

I’ve been wanting to fuck Nix since the moment she stepped out of the underground pool. Hell, I might even have felt that first flaring lust the moment I laid eyes on her crossing campus. That burst of sudden heat . . . it wasn’t all hatred.

I tell myself I can’t do it, that it would be wrong to sleep with her under false pretenses.

But every second I’m around her, I’m losing control. It’s like the day I boxed Dean—each glance from her eyes, or bite of her lip is like another blow, knocking me senseless. Tearing off my veneer and taking me back to the man I used to be: prince of the West Coast. My father’s right-hand man, running his business, preparing to take over someday. Surrounded by women and friends, wealth pouring in . . .

That man had confidence. He didn’t have to hide. He never pretended to be weaker, shyer, lesser. He never compromised his integrity with lies.

I want to be myself with Nix, not this alias. I want her to know me, not him.

I want to fuck her as myself.

The Spy

About Sophie
Sophie Lark is an Amazon Bestselling author who writes intense, intelligent romance, with heroines who are strong and capable, and men who will do anything to capture their hearts. She lives with her husband, two boys, and baby girl in the Rocky Mountain West.

She has a slight obsession with hiking, bodybuilding, and live comedy shows. Her perfect day would be taking the kids to Harry Potter World, going dancing with Mr. Lark, then relaxing with a good book and a monster bag of salt and vinegar chips.

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New Release – The Spy by Sophie Lark

I’ve waited three long years for this…
Hiding. Lying. Spying.
Waiting like a spider for her to wander into my web…

The Spy, an all-new highly anticipated dark romance full of love and betrayal from Sophie Lark, is available now!

I’ve waited three long years for this…

Hiding. Lying. Spying.

Waiting like a spider for her to wander into my web…

Now she’s here, and I have to get even closer to her. I’ll help her. Befriend her. Seduce her, even.

The only thing I can’t do is fall in love with her.

Her father took everything from me: my money, my family, my life.

He has to pay for what he’s done. And she’s the only thing that can hurt him…

Download your copy today!
FREE in Kindle Unlimited
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About Sophie
Sophie Lark is an Amazon Bestselling author who writes intense, intelligent romance, with heroines who are strong and capable, and men who will do anything to capture their hearts. She lives with her husband, two boys, and baby girl in the Rocky Mountain West.

She has a slight obsession with hiking, bodybuilding, and live comedy shows. Her perfect day would be taking the kids to Harry Potter World, going dancing with Mr. Lark, then relaxing with a good book and a monster bag of salt and vinegar chips.

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Preorder Blast – Bulletproof by Xavier Neal

BULLETPROOF by Xavier Neal

Release Date: July 22nd

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Blurb:

The assignment is simple.

Don’t let the client die.

Don’t let her get kidnapped.

Don’t sleep with her.

It’s the last part that unexpectedly complicates things for me after I’m introduced to the most beautiful and brilliant woman I could’ve ever envisioned.

And it only gets worse when we have to stash ourselves away in a small town where our calculated cover is to be a recently engaged couple.

My new mission is now significantly harder.

Don’t let her hate what’s for dinner.

Don’t let anyone else make her laugh more than I do.

And, most importantly, don’t let myself actually fall for someone again.

After all, my job isn’t to love my boss’s sister.

It’s to stop an unidentified threat from taking her – or die trying.

About the Author:

Xavier Neal is a best-selling romance author who enjoys hopping from sub genre to sub genre like a game of Hopscotch she can’t resist.

In between writing, she loves to read (everything from romance to self improvement books), watch movies (old and new), eat too much Tex-Mex (her Chuy’s t-shirt collection is out of control), and watch AHL hockey games LIVE (preferably against the glass whenever possible).

She currently resides happily in Texas with her bearded husband “Lumberjack” and their two fur babies.

Connect w/Xavier:

Website: https://www.xavierneal.com

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

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Cover Reveal – BULLETPROOF by Xavier Neal

BULLETPROOF by Xavier Neal

Release Date: July 22nd

Cover Design: Dana Leah with Designs by Dana

Add to Goodreads:

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PREORDER IS AVAILABLE!!!

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Blurb:

The assignment is simple.

Don’t let the client die.

Don’t let her get kidnapped.

Don’t sleep with her.

It’s the last part that unexpectedly complicates things for me after I’m introduced to the most beautiful and brilliant woman I could’ve ever envisioned.

And it only gets worse when we have to stash ourselves away in a small town where our calculated cover is to be a recently engaged couple.

My new mission is now significantly harder.

Don’t let her hate what’s for dinner.

Don’t let anyone else make her laugh more than I do.

And, most importantly, don’t let myself actually fall for someone again.

After all, my job isn’t to love my boss’s sister.

It’s to stop an unidentified threat from taking her – or die trying.

About the Author:

Xavier Neal is a best-selling romance author who enjoys hopping from sub genre to sub genre like a game of Hopscotch she can’t resist.

In between writing, she loves to read (everything from romance to self improvement books), watch movies (old and new), eat too much Tex-Mex (her Chuy’s t-shirt collection is out of control), and watch AHL hockey games LIVE (preferably against the glass whenever possible).

She currently resides happily in Texas with her bearded husband “Lumberjack” and their two fur babies.

Connect w/Xavier:

Website: https://www.xavierneal.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/xavierneal87

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Blog Tour - 2021, Dark Romance, New Adult, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year in Releases - 2021, Year of Reviews - 2021

Blog Tour – Crowned Crows of Thorne Point by Veronica Eden

 Release Date: June 28

 

 

What’s worth the price of a secret?
 

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.
Every day I can’t find him it plays on repeat.
The search for answers turns up nothing 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 to me, 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.

Warning: This is part of a continuing series and each book ends on a cliffhanger!

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. Each book in the series should be read in order to understand the continuing plot. 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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Meet Veronica Eden

 

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Veronica Eden is an international bestselling author of dark new adult romances + reverse harem romances with spitfire heroines and irresistible heroes.
 
She loves exploring complicated feelings, magical worlds, epic adventures, and the bond of characters that embrace us against the world. She has always been drawn to gruff bad boys, clever villains, and the twisty-turns of morally gray decisions. She believes sometimes the villain should get the girl and is a sucker for a deliciously devilish antihero. 
 
Veronica also writes romance as Mara Townsend. 
 
When not writing, she can be found soaking up sunshine at the beach, snuggling in a pile with her untamed pack of animals (her husband, dog and cats), and surrounding herself with as many plants as she can get her hands on.

 

To learn more about Veronica Eden, visit here!

 
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New Release – Crowned Crows of Thorne Point by Veronica Eden

 Release Date: June 28

 

 

What’s worth the price of a secret?
 

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.
Every day I can’t find him it plays on repeat.
The search for answers turns up nothing 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 to me, 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.

Warning: This is part of a continuing series and each book ends on a cliffhanger!

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. Each book in the series should be read in order to understand the continuing plot. 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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Read Kay’s Review: Crowned Crows of Thorne Point

Grab Your Copy Here!
 
 
 
 
Meet Veronica Eden

 

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Veronica Eden is an international bestselling author of dark new adult romances + reverse harem romances with spitfire heroines and irresistible heroes.
 
She loves exploring complicated feelings, magical worlds, epic adventures, and the bond of characters that embrace us against the world. She has always been drawn to gruff bad boys, clever villains, and the twisty-turns of morally gray decisions. She believes sometimes the villain should get the girl and is a sucker for a deliciously devilish antihero. 
 
Veronica also writes romance as Mara Townsend. 
 
When not writing, she can be found soaking up sunshine at the beach, snuggling in a pile with her untamed pack of animals (her husband, dog and cats), and surrounding herself with as many plants as she can get her hands on.

 

To learn more about Veronica Eden, visit here!

 
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Blog Tour – Treasured by Lexi Blake

Treasured, a sexy must read novella in the Masters and Mercenaries Series from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake and 1,001 Dark Nights, is available now!

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

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

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

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

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

Grab your copy today!
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Excerpt

What the hell was she doing? 

Tessa glanced down at her watch. She was standing in front of her building ten minutes early, and there was a big part of her that wanted him to be late. Really late. Annoyingly late. 

There had to be something about the man that wasn’t perfect beyond his connection to her employer. 

She’d come down when she realized if she stayed inside one minute more she was going to decide to change again. Because she’d been halfway to convincing herself that she could do a fine job as a bodyguard in that curve-hugging dress that gave her so much confidence. Lots of bodyguards wore four-inch heels and a push-up bra. Yeah, sure they did. 

Coming down here had saved her so much discomfort because in her line of business, slacks, a sensible shirt and shoes, and a blazer were the only way to go. The blazer hid her shoulder holster in a way that off-the-shoulder sex dress never would. And she didn’t care that Hollywood assassins could stuff any number of weapons between their thighs. Hers did not work that way. 

It’s not a big deal.

The words David had said haunted her. What did that mean? It’s not a big deal. It had felt like a big deal. Not texting that smart hottie back had been a big fucking deal to her. She’d agonized over it, and he’d just kind of let it wash over him. He’d taken his shot and moved on. She had thought of nothing but him for weeks. 

Or he was saving face by playing it cool and she was being ridiculous. The man was making this easy on her and she was inwardly complaining that he wasn’t making it harder. It was perverse, but then she had deeply conflicted feelings about David. 

Feelings she could maybe work out over the course of this week. She could get to know him and then she would see he wasn’t as perfect as he seemed to be. Most men showed their true colors when a woman spent too much time with them. He wouldn’t be as patient as he seemed. His charm would wear off when she took charge and he got annoyed. 

Yes, this could be exactly what she needed.

Especially if he was late.

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

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Cover Reveal – FATED and TAKEN by K.K. Allen

FATED
Release Date: August 17


USA Today Bestselling Author, K.K. Allen, continues to take readers on a deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful adventure in a contemporary fantasy series inspired by nature, magic, and love.

“With absolute brilliance, Ms. Allen has unleashed angst, heartbreak, and a beautiful coming of age story, all enfolded in her very own fantasy world.” Tome Tender Book Blog

 

Blurb coming soon…

 

FATED is Book 2 in the all-new ENCHANTED GODS series. Read Cursed first.

 

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TAKEN

Release Date: October 5

 

USA Today Bestselling Author, K.K. Allen, continues to take readers on a deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful adventure in an original contemporary fantasy series inspired by nature, magic, and love.
“Taken is a spectacular conclusion to an amazing trilogy! Fast paced, all the way through to the end, and what an end it was! I hope there is more of this world someday!” Jennifer Zamboni, Write, Read, Tea
 
Blurb coming soon…

 

TAKEN is Book 3 in the all-new ENCHANTED GODS series. Read Cursed and Fated first.

 

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Start the Series on July 6th with  

CURSED, book 1 in the all-new ENCHANTED GODS series.

 

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Meet K.K. Allen

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K.K. Allen is the USA TODAY Bestselling and award-winning contemporary romance author of sweet, sexy, and inspiring stories that evoke emotion at every turn. 
 
K.K.’s debut romance novel, Up in the Treehouse, was named the Best New Adult Book of the Year by RT Book Reviews, an honor beyond belief. And she continues to take reader’s emotions on an epic ride every single time with real, layered, coming of age romance stories that will make you fall in love over and over again. 
Born in Hawaii, raised in Washington, and currently residing in Florida, K.K. lives for laughs with her little dude, the great outdoors, watching football, dancing the night away, and her eclectic taste in music. 
K.K. also loves connecting with her readers and attends signings when she can! You can find upcoming event dates and other information at: www.kkallen.com.

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Book Reviews, Dark Romance, New Adult, Suspense/Intrigue 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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Review – Treasured by Lexi Blake

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

Publication Date: June 22, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Novella/BDSM/Suspense Romance

Author: Lexi Blake

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Synopsis:

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

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

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

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

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

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Review – Whispers and the Roars by K. Webster

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Whispers and the Roars
(A standalone)

Publication Date: July 7, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Taboo/Psychological/Dark Romance

Author: K. Webster

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Mind completely blown 🤯 and also blotting my eyes at the amazing love story behind the tangled web of it all.

This kind of tale is why K. Webster continually blows away all of the expectations I think I have where she can’t get any better, but she continually proves me wrong over and over again. She tops her writing and shatters any glass ceiling I try to place on her and I love her for it.

Whispers and Roars is unlike any book I’ve ever read. I sat down and read it from cover to cover in one sitting. It’s hard to put into one box as it’s definitely taboo and can have its triggers, but its also psychological and completely engaging and at the heart of it all is a love story that is the best part of the entire thing. Every character is engaging and unique and I loved the entire story from beginning to end.

Completely fell in love with Yeo, who is the heart and soul of the book, but also had moments where my heart was completely ripped my heart out and made me cry (while sitting at work mind you). He loves so deeply and passionately. Webster flushed him out so beautifully it literally made me weep.

Kady and Yeo’s love is one for the ages, but this is not a story to delve into lightly. However, if you love and respect where Webster can brings you on her literary journey than this story is one to take.

“You are terrifying and strange and beautiful, something not everyone knows how to love.” – Warsan Shire

Synopsis:

From USA Today bestselling author K Webster comes a gripping and emotional psychological romance standalone!

I’m a recluse.
Sad, quiet, afraid.
Sequestered in my home away from the world.
It’s better this way.

I wasn’t always alone.
I had him—my boyfriend, my best friend, my everything.
Yeo Anderson.
But I sent him away.

I was a fungus. Growing and festering. Turning his brilliant parts black with the disease otherwise known as me.

My sweet boy was sick in love. I couldn’t bear to think about what he was giving up. For me. I’d poisoned him, but it wasn’t too late. I could fix it. So, I did.

But he’s back.
The boy blossomed into a man who wants to fight me for me.

The past that rules me is dark and chaotic and violent.
It always wins.

Love isn’t supposed to be a war.
Yeo thinks our hearts, though, will win this time.

Warning:
Whispers and the Roars is a dark romance. Strong sexual themes and violence, which could trigger emotional distress, are found in this story. The abuse written in this story is graphic and not glossed over, which could be upsetting to some. This story is NOT for everyone. Proceed with caution.

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***THIS STANDALONE IS BEST ENJOYED WHEN YOU DON’T READ ANY REVIEWS OR SPOILERS BEFORE READING. GOING IN BLIND IS BEST. TRUST ME.***

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Cover Reveal – Cursed by K.K. Allen

Release Date: July 6

Designer: Emily Wittig Designs

USA Today Bestselling Author, K.K. Allen, takes readers on a deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful adventure in a contemporary fantasy series based on a young woman learning the true nature of her bloodline and the enchanting world that awaits her.

Katrina Summer always knew she was different. Her fiery temper seems to perpetually land her in hot water, making her an outcast among her peers. When tragedy strikes and she’s sent to live with her only remaining family in the tiny coastal town of Apollo Beach, Katrina starts counting down the days until her eighteenth birthday.

Only then will she finally be free.

As Katrina learns the legends of her Ancient Greek ancestors, secrets from her heritage are exposed—secrets that her mother purposefully concealed. Her only solace is found in Alec Stone, the gorgeous guy next door. With his devastatingly charming smile, his persistent flirtation, and a love that sparks from the flames of friendship, he offers her a much-needed escape from the turmoil.

If only she wasn’t cursed.

As powerful forces threaten the lives in Apollo Beach, Katrina can’t escape the evocative world of mythological enchantment and evil prophecies that lurk around every corner. For fans of Twilight, Teen Witch, The Secret Circle, and Percy Jackson.

 

CURSED is Book 1 in the all-new ENCHANTED GODS series.

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K.K. Allen is the USA TODAY Bestselling and award-winning contemporary romance author of sweet, sexy, and inspiring stories that evoke emotion at every turn.
K.K.’s debut romance novel, Up in the Treehouse, was named the Best New Adult Book of the Year by RT Book Reviews, an honor beyond belief. And she continues to take reader’s emotions on an epic ride every single time with real, layered, coming of age romance stories that will make you fall in love over and over again.
Born in Hawaii, raised in Washington, and currently residing in Florida, K.K. lives for laughs with her little dude, the great outdoors, watching football, dancing the night away, and her eclectic taste in music.
K.K. also loves connecting with her readers and attends signings when she can! You can find upcoming event dates and other information at: www.kkallen.com.
 

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Review – Hidden Beauty by Amelia Wilde

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Hidden Beauty; Beauty and the Beast #2 
(#2 within a trilogy)

Publication Date: May 11, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Trilogy/Twisted Fairytale/Dark Romance/Age Gap/Forbidden Romance

Author: Amelia Wilde

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Leo and Haley return in this twisted fairytale with all the darkness I love and seasoned throughout we still have wisps of the beastly tale we know and love that’s as old as time.

Riding the adrenaline wave from Secret Beast, we jump right in wondering if Leo will survive the gunshot he received at the end of that big cliffhanger. A lot of this book focuses on Leo’s health and getting him back on his feet, but more importantly this part of the story is about Haley. Will she survive the upheaval in her life, both physically and emotionally, being torn between the Morellis and the Constantines.

Haley is young, but in this book she really comes into her own. The Constantine blood running through her veins probably helps, but she meets the strong Morelli women and they give her an extra boost of confidence that really narrow that age gap between Haley and Leo (not literally of course, but you understand). Her inner strength really shines and all of the strong women in Leo’s life help in his recovery.

Hidden Beauty is full of ups and down and Leo, the Beast of Bishop’s Landing, lets down his walls finally giving Haley a glance at his vulnerability, but don’t worry her filthy beast is still present and I love seeing all sides to this snarling beast.

This is only book two in this fantastic trilogy and ends on another cliffhanger…GAH!! The ending is right around the corner and I can hardly wait to find out how these two will find their HEA.

Synopsis:

Is Leo Morelli a beast or a prince? He locks Haley in his castle for her own safety. She sees only the best in him, but the worst is yet to come.

HIDDEN BEAUTY is the second book in the Beauty and the Beast trilogy from USA Today bestselling author Amelia Wilde.

Books in the series: Secret Beast by Amelia Wilde Hidden Beauty (Beauty and the Beast Trilogy, #2) by Amelia Wilde Fallen Rose

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