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Review – Twisted Secrets by Rachel Leigh

Twisted Secrets; Bastards of Boulder Cove #3
(#3 within a series)

Publication Date: November 30, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Trilogy/Antihero/Suspense/New Adult/Dark/Bully/Reverse Harem Romance

Author: Rachel Leigh

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
There were so many secrets that unraveled, one after another, leading right up to a twisted ending!

Twisted Secrets really was the perfect title for this perfectly twisted finale. Not only were there multiple secrets revealed, but there was also twisted up feelings, twisted up friendships, suspense and mayhem was also twisted up in this gloriously page turning finale. Everything was brilliantly tied up and I was spectacularly happy with twisted up ending.

Whew…I wonder if I can fit the words; twists and secrets, a few more times in this review??

As for Scar and her three men…well, I’ll leave with this…they go through a lot in this final book. Neo doesn’t make anything easy on anyone, but as we’ve come to know, that’s just Neo. However, the darker the antihero, the deeper we all seem to fall, so Neo gives quite a ride to say the least. As for Crew and Jagger, they get their moments too, because this wouldn’t be a finale if they remained a silent doormat.

Twisted Secrets is twisted, there are a lot of turns and secrets that I never saw coming, and this last book is stuffed full of emotions, which I don’t want to say threw me, but it was another twist.

This entire trilogy was fantastic from beginning to end. I loved diving into this dark, depraved world and would totally recommend to anyone who loves reading morally gray characters.

Synopsis:

The Lawless have been many things:

My friends,

My enemies,

And now my lovers.

All but one…

Neo Saint—my villain dressed in leather with the body of a god and a heart made of stone.

He blames me for his misfortunes.

Wants me to feel his pain.

It’s time he learns I’m not who he thinks I am.

Someone is out there,

opening old wounds and creating new scars.

It won’t be easy bringing these twisted secrets to light,

but it’s the only chance we have of freedom before the darkness consumes us all.

The games might not be over,

but I’m no longer playing alone.

This series must be read in order for the best enjoyment:

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Review – A Trial by Blood by Sherilee Gray

A Trial by Blood; The Thornheart Trials #3
(#3 within an interconnected series)

Publication Date: November 29, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Suspense/Paranormal/Fantasy Romance

Author: Sherilee Gray

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Oh my heart!! Rose and Ronan are the perfect soulmated couple!

From the very beginning of this book I was drawn into the gripping story. While this may be the third book in this series, it almost reads like a complete standalone. The fantastical stories that makes up both Rose and Ronan’s backstories are fascinating, intriguing and just really darn good that their love flows so organically it made the book fly by.

Ronan comes across in the beginning as emotionless, yet compassionate, while also caring, but also without empathy. He’s a total mixed bag of contradictions and I was instantly drawn to his character the same way he was drawn to Rose. He didn’t quite understand why he couldn’t stay away from her, he just had this pull, this incessant need to stay by her side and without emotions guiding him, he truly didn’t know why. When his dam finally breaks open and he’s flooded with everything, and I mean every single emotion and feeling. It is literal years and years of emotions that humans spend a lifetime building up, gaining tolerance to, learning how to control, etc…that hit him all at once. I have to say Ronan becomes even more fascinating from this point forward. I was truly enthralled by him as I’ve never read anything or anyone like him before and I gobbled up every word.

Then we have Rose Thornheart. The sister that everyone feared would parish by the time her trial would be called forth. However, Rose becomes more than she appears and with the help of Ronan by her side, she will not only find a way to complete her trial, but find an inner strength that rivals her sisters. Rose is so strong and that statement right there I know is so contradictory to how she begins the story, but strength is measured in so many ways and it’s not always physical strength that wins the day. She and Ronan are my favorite couple in this series, so far, and their love for each other was such a thing of beauty to read.

Synopsis:
Rose

After a lifetime of suffering, I’m ready to end it all…Preferably before my Trial begins.

I’m more useful dead than alive—Death is demanding my soul as payment for a debt he believes my family owes, and Ronan, the cold-blooded dhampir who can’t seem to stay away from me, can help end my pain.

But when the call to Trial comes sooner than expected, I must answer and risk Death’s wrath, and the fate of those I love most. Ronan’s vowed to protect me…but the ice in his veins has turned to fire and his need for me has the power to set us both ablaze.

As everything I believed is tested to the limit, I’ll have to fight—for my coven, and a future I never dreamed I was destined for…

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Blog Tour – Lessons Learned by Marie James

 Release Date: October 13 

They call me a soldier of fortune. I go where the money takes me.

Lauren Vos, an FBI agent, and I were an odd pairing, having met years ago on another job.

Against my better judgment, I let her under my skin.

She got to me in a way no other woman had before, but it still didn’t stop her from stepping over my lifeless body the first chance she got.

The day she left me for dead changed me in too many ways to count.

Now that our paths have crossed again, all I can think about is revenge.

The problem with punishing Lauren Vos is that instead of running as far from me as she can, she enjoys the way I treat her.

Her need for degradation may be the death of us both.

The Mission Mercenaries series is a Cerberus MC spin-off. Expect crossovers to happen!

Read Kay’s Review: Lessons Learned

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Free in KU
Meet Marie James

 

Let’s see…where to begin…

I’m inching up on the BIG 4-0. The gray hairs are doubling what seems like daily, and the wrinkles and laugh lines are more pronounced than ever.

I have an amazing husband (Married just over 15 years.)

We have two boys we’re doing our best to raise as respectful gentleman.

I have a master’s degree in criminal justice which I used to work as a juvenile probation office until deciding to write full-time in June of 2019. So that means there’s usually always some criminal/law element to my novels.

If I’m not writing; I’m reading.

My favorite genres recently are bully/reverse harem and enemies to lovers. Maybe I’m reliving my traumatic teen years through the girls who actually end up with the boys. (Not that I would change my history since it’s gotten me exactly where I need to be!)

I love coffee. I miss carbs. Music is LIFE. I try not to be too serious.
 
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Blog Tour – Brutal Saint – Luna Kayne

BRUTAL SAINT (Vicious Empire #2) by Luna Kayne

Release Date: October 11th

Genre/Tropes: Romantic suspense/Mystery/Dark Romance (with consent)/Contemporary Romance/Action Adventure Romance/Mafia/Crime Family/Family Saga/Dominance/Punishment Elements/Steamy Explicit Sex Scenes/Cat & Mouse/Captured/Protector/One Night Stand/Forced Rroximity

BRUTAL SAINT, the second book in the Vicious Empire series, is NOW LIVE!! Grab this all-new dark mafia romance TODAY!

Grab your copy today!

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Read CRUEL SAINT first!!

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Preorder WILD SAINT, coming November 1st!!

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Add to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61281286-brutal-saint

Blurb:

HARLOW IS HUNTING HER SISTER’S KILLER.

AND COLE IS HUNTING HER.

COLE SAINT

The woman my family is looking for is the one-night stand I can’t get out of my head, and her life depends on me getting to her first.

Harlow is sunshine and light.

I live in the shadows, among the dark and the damned, but there’s something about Harlow that makes me want to take care of her.

I can protect her from what’s coming, but first I need to find her, and I’m closing in.

I learned my lesson the first time, and I won’t give her the chance to get away from me again.

HARLOW STINTON

What are the chances that the man I shared a toe-curling, name-screaming, raging hot one-night stand with is part of the crime family that’s after me because I saw something I shouldn’t have?

One hundred percent. The chances are one hundred freaking percent.

At least I wasn’t stupid enough to give him my real name.

Now I’m on the run with everything I own stuffed into a tattered backpack.

I never thought I would see Cole again, but I was wrong, and we’re no longer strangers who shared a night.

Now we’re on opposite sides of a war that threatens to tear our worlds apart.

* Brutal Saint is the second book in the Vicious Empire dark romance family saga series.

Read Kay’s Review: Brutal Saint

About the Author:

LUNA KAYNE is a romance author located in Canada. She writes dark romantic suspense with a hint of humor and a heaping dose of angst. Her men are dominant and often stubborn, and her women are usually underestimated.

Luna is the pen name of author Sheri Landry who writes non- romance action thrillers, and has won awards under both names. Gardening relaxes her, she dislikes long winters, and she doesn’t understand how commas work.

Connect w/ Luna:

Website: LunaKayne.com

Newsletter (with free download): https://BookHip.com/RMGCWCB

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/luna-kayne

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17322740.Luna_Kayne

Facebook: https://facebook.com/lunakayne

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lunakayne

Instagram: https://instagram.com/lunakayne

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@luna.kayne

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New Release – Lessons Learned by Marie James

 Release Date: October 13 

They call me a soldier of fortune. I go where the money takes me.

Lauren Vos, an FBI agent, and I were an odd pairing, having met years ago on another job.

Against my better judgment, I let her under my skin.

She got to me in a way no other woman had before, but it still didn’t stop her from stepping over my lifeless body the first chance she got.

The day she left me for dead changed me in too many ways to count.

Now that our paths have crossed again, all I can think about is revenge.

The problem with punishing Lauren Vos is that instead of running as far from me as she can, she enjoys the way I treat her.

Her need for degradation may be the death of us both.

The Mission Mercenaries series is a Cerberus MC spin-off. Expect crossovers to happen!

Read Kay’s Review: Lessons Learned

Grab Your Copy Here!
Free in KU
Meet Marie James

 

Let’s see…where to begin…

I’m inching up on the BIG 4-0. The gray hairs are doubling what seems like daily, and the wrinkles and laugh lines are more pronounced than ever.

I have an amazing husband (Married just over 15 years.)

We have two boys we’re doing our best to raise as respectful gentleman.

I have a master’s degree in criminal justice which I used to work as a juvenile probation office until deciding to write full-time in June of 2019. So that means there’s usually always some criminal/law element to my novels.

If I’m not writing; I’m reading.

My favorite genres recently are bully/reverse harem and enemies to lovers. Maybe I’m reliving my traumatic teen years through the girls who actually end up with the boys. (Not that I would change my history since it’s gotten me exactly where I need to be!)

I love coffee. I miss carbs. Music is LIFE. I try not to be too serious.
 
To learn more about Marie and her books, visit here
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New Release – Brutal Saint – Luna Kayne

BRUTAL SAINT (Vicious Empire #2) by Luna Kayne

Release Date: October 11th

Genre/Tropes: Romantic suspense/Mystery/Dark Romance (with consent)/Contemporary Romance/Action Adventure Romance/Mafia/Crime Family/Family Saga/Dominance/Punishment Elements/Steamy Explicit Sex Scenes/Cat & Mouse/Captured/Protector/One Night Stand/Forced Rroximity

BRUTAL SAINT, the second book in the Vicious Empire series, is NOW LIVE!! Grab this all-new dark mafia romance TODAY!

Grab your copy today!

https://amzn.to/3ECtXku

Read CRUEL SAINT first!!

https://amzn.to/3s1bN4N

Preorder WILD SAINT, coming November 1st!!

https://amzn.to/3fUh9vR

Add to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61281286-brutal-saint

Blurb:

HARLOW IS HUNTING HER SISTER’S KILLER.

AND COLE IS HUNTING HER.

COLE SAINT

The woman my family is looking for is the one-night stand I can’t get out of my head, and her life depends on me getting to her first.

Harlow is sunshine and light.

I live in the shadows, among the dark and the damned, but there’s something about Harlow that makes me want to take care of her.

I can protect her from what’s coming, but first I need to find her, and I’m closing in.

I learned my lesson the first time, and I won’t give her the chance to get away from me again.

HARLOW STINTON

What are the chances that the man I shared a toe-curling, name-screaming, raging hot one-night stand with is part of the crime family that’s after me because I saw something I shouldn’t have?

One hundred percent. The chances are one hundred freaking percent.

At least I wasn’t stupid enough to give him my real name.

Now I’m on the run with everything I own stuffed into a tattered backpack.

I never thought I would see Cole again, but I was wrong, and we’re no longer strangers who shared a night.

Now we’re on opposite sides of a war that threatens to tear our worlds apart.

* Brutal Saint is the second book in the Vicious Empire dark romance family saga series.

Read Kay’s Review: Brutal Saint

About the Author:

LUNA KAYNE is a romance author located in Canada. She writes dark romantic suspense with a hint of humor and a heaping dose of angst. Her men are dominant and often stubborn, and her women are usually underestimated.

Luna is the pen name of author Sheri Landry who writes non- romance action thrillers, and has won awards under both names. Gardening relaxes her, she dislikes long winters, and she doesn’t understand how commas work.

Connect w/ Luna:

Website: LunaKayne.com

Newsletter (with free download): https://BookHip.com/RMGCWCB

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/luna-kayne

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17322740.Luna_Kayne

Facebook: https://facebook.com/lunakayne

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lunakayne

Instagram: https://instagram.com/lunakayne

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@luna.kayne

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Review – Brutal Saint by Luna Kayne

Brutal Saint; Vicious Empire #2
(#2 within a series)

Publication Date: October 11, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Dark/Mafia/Instant Attraction/Intrigue Romance

Author: Luna Kayne

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Instant spark, chemistry and total fire!! I loved Brutal Saint from beginning to end.

I admit, the title of the book is a bit duplicitous. Cole’s role within the Saint family is an enforcer, so his nature of how to be brutal is known wide and far, but when he’s not working his personality is completely opposite of that man. Cole’s softer side is all about pleasure and taking care of those he cares about and boy did I envy Harlow multiple times throughout this book. The two sides of his personality come together where he’s commanding and dominant, but it all revolves around pleasure and making sure Harlow is well taken care of. Yes, please!!!

Harlow easily slipped into submission, without even knowing she was doing it. Her life has never been easy, so to have someone take over and instantly take care of all of her needs, it was like the best vacation she’d never been able to take before with the hottest man alive. Trying to fight Cole…why bother, am I right? Kidding, Harlow is an amazing character, independent with spirit, but also a huge heart. I loved her!!! These two are my absolute favorite, so the last two Saint boys have a lot of catching up to do to kick them out of the top spot.

From the very beginning of the book these two were fire and also involved in the ever evolving plot without realizing it. I loved how the plot unfolded, not only between these two, but also as a whole. While the Saint family continued to search for information on Grayson’s killer, Harlow was caught in the middle of that investigation. As the twists kept coming and I was gobsmacked over how it all unfolded Harlow fit in perfectly by Cole’s side through the entire story.

This book ends on another great cliffhanger with the continuing mystery moving on and the next brother on deck. It’s getting tense and I can hardly wait to find out more.

Synopsis:
HARLOW IS HUNTING HER SISTER’S KILLER.
AND COLE IS HUNTING HER.

COLE SAINT
The woman my family is looking for is the one-night stand I can’t get out of my head, and her life depends on me getting to her first.
Harlow is sunshine and light.
I live in the shadows, among the dark and the damned, but there’s something about Harlow that makes me want to take care of her.
I can protect her from what’s coming, but first I need to find her, and I’m closing in.
I learned my lesson the first time, and I won’t give her the chance to get away from me again.

HARLOW STINTON
What are the chances that the man I shared a toe-curling, name-screaming, raging hot one-night stand with is part of the crime family that’s after me because I saw something I shouldn’t have?
One hundred percent. The chances are one hundred freaking percent.
At least I wasn’t stupid enough to give him my real name.
Now I’m on the run with everything I own stuffed into a tattered backpack.
I never thought I would see Cole again, but I was wrong, and we’re no longer strangers who shared a night.
Now we’re on opposite sides of a war that threatens to tear our worlds apart.

* Brutal Saint is the second book in the Vicious Empire dark romance family saga series.

**The series must be read in order for the best enjoyment.

#1 Cruel Saint
#2 Brutal Saint
#3 Wild Saint
#4 Savage Saint

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Blog Tour – Dirty Crazy Bad by Siobhan Davis

Dirty Crazy Bad Book 1, an all-new sexy and page-turning dark reverse harem romance and first book in the Dirty Crazy Bad Duet from USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Siobhan Davis is available now!

A new dark college reverse harem romance from the USA Today & WSJ bestselling author of The Sainthood Series.

In the secret society of The Luminaries, no sin will go unpunished…

Sleeping with my boyfriend’s best friend, behind his girlfriend’s back, probably wasn’t my smartest idea.

But Jase is mine, and it’s about time Julia knew it.

Attending Lowell University was supposed to be a fresh start. A chance to end all the sneaking around and make our relationship official.

I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Julia is digging her claws into Jase.

My boyfriend, Chad, is getting in deeper with a local gang.

And my loathsome new stepbrother, Ares, has just moved in.

Ares despises Chad and Jase, and the feeling is mutual. As their rivalry escalates, Ares seems determined to use me as a pawn, and I’m trapped in the middle. It doesn’t help that he’s hot AF, knows exactly how to push my buttons, and my body hasn’t gotten the memo he’s off-limits.

I wish that were the least of my worries.

Pride. Wrath. Lust. Envy. Greed. Gluttony. Sloth.

My life turns upside down the moment the dark secret society of The Luminaries is revealed to me.

Everything I thought I knew was a lie.

Now, I have lost all control over my future, and a heart-breaking new reality emerges.

One where lovers become enemies, enemies become allies, and corrupting sinners to sin is my only way to survive.

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Excerpt

Ashley
“Babe.” She snaps her fingers in my face. “Where’d you go?”
“The same place you did.” I lick my lips as I reposition her so she’s plastered to my front with her legs wrapped around my waist.
“I want to christen the hall first,” she says, grinding her pussy against the growing bulge in my jeans.
“I love the way your mind works, Siren.” I crash my lips against hers as I spin us around and walk over to the wall just inside the open doorway. Shoving her spine against the exposed brickwork, I pivot my hips and thrust against her, already leaking precum behind my boxers.
“Chad,” she moans into my mouth. “Take me here, right now, with the door open.”
My brows climb to my hairline as a grin tugs up the corners of my mouth. “Taking a page out of Jase’s book now?”
“He doesn’t own the monopoly on exhibitionism or public fucking,” she says, sucking my lower lip into her mouth. “I need to ride your dick, and I want it now.”

About Siobhan
Siobhan Davis is a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Amazon Top 10 bestselling romance author. Siobhan writes emotionally intense stories with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She has sold over 1.5 million books and her titles are translated into several languages.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.

She lives in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

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Blog Tour – Vicious Lies by Rachel Leigh

☠️ VICIOUS LIES is LIVE! ☠️

☠️From USA Today bestselling author, Rachel Leigh comes the second book in the Bastards of Boulder Cove series! ☠️

☠️The games continue in VICIOUS LIES!☠️

RELEASE: 9/30/22

Genre:  New Adult Romance

TROPES: DARK ACADEMY, BULLY, SECRET SOCIETY

☠️Blurb:

At Boulder Cove Academy, three things are certain:

The Lawless Rule.

The games are dangerous.

Nothing is as it seems. 

I came here expecting to face my bullies with an iron fist. 

I played their games and won. 

Now that I’ve earned my place, at the academy and in their home, I should have nothing to fear. 

But with every past there is a shadow and mine is drawing closer with each step I take. 

I thought The Lawless were the ones I should fear, but someone far more vicious is watching. 

The games should be over, but it seems they’ve only just begun.

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Read Kay’s Review: Vicious Lies

Connect with the Author

Author Bio:

Rachel Leigh is a USA Today bestselling author of new adult and contemporary romance with a twist. You can expect bad boys, strong heroines, and an HEA. 

Rachel lives in leggings, overuses emojis, and survives on books and coffee. Writing is her passion. Her goal is to take readers on an adventure with her words, while showing them that even on the darkest days, love conquers all. 

 
Follow Rachel Leigh:
Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/rachelleighauthor

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New Release – Vicious Lies by Rachel Leigh

VICIOUS LIES (Bastards of Boulder Cove #2) by Rachel Leigh

Release Date: September 30th

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Enemies to Lovers/Secret Society/Dark Academia

Series: Bastards of Boulder Cove

VICIOUS LIES, the 2nd book in the Bastards of Boulder Cove series, from USA Today bestselling author Rachel Leigh is NOW AVAILABLE!!

Grab your copy today! Free in KU!

Amazon: http://mybook.to/bobc2

Add to Goodreads:

http://bit.ly/gr_bobc2

Blurb:

At Boulder Cove Academy, three things are certain:

The Lawless Rule.

The games are dangerous.

Nothing is as it seems.

I came here expecting to face my bullies with an iron fist.

I played their games and won.

Now that I’ve earned my place, at the academy and in their home, I should feel safe.

But with every past there is a shadow and mine is drawing closer with each step I take.

I thought The Lawless were the ones I should fear, but someone far more vicious is watching.

The games should be over, but it seems they’ve only just begun.

Read the prequel FREE NOW:

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Read Kay’s Review: Vicious Lies

About the Author:

Rachel Leigh is a USA Today bestselling author of new adult and contemporary romance. You can expect twists and turns, bad boys, strong heroines, and an HEA.

Rachel lives in leggings, overuses emojis, and survives on books and coffee. Writing is her passion. Her goal is to take readers on an adventure with her words, while showing them that even on the darkest days, love conquers all.

Connect w/Rachel:

Website: www.rachelleighauthor.com

Bookbub: bookbub.com/profile/rachel-leigh

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Blog Tour – Cruel Saint by Luna Kayne

CRUEL SAINT (Vicious Empire #1) by Luna Kayne

Release Date: September 20th

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Blurb:

HE WAS HER FIRST FOR EVERYTHING.

NOW HE’S DETERMINED TO BE HER LAST.

RYDER SAINT

Amara is my dark obsession. She was promised to me in a deal she knows nothing about.

Four years ago, I sent her away to protect her from the life I live as the son of a crime lord.

Now her brother—my best friend—is dead, and though I wasn’t there for him in the end, I intend to look after his little sister.

I should stay in the shadows, let her live the life her brother wanted for her, but one look at her and I know I’m the only one who can save her…but I’ll have to break her first.

Good girls keep their promises, and it’s time Amara came home—to me—where she belongs.

AMARA SCOTT

As far as I’m concerned, Ryder let me go four years ago and I never looked back.

Until the day he shows up demanding I come home, and I have no choice but to return when he forces my hand.

The Saints never pay for their crimes. They take what they want and discard the rest. Like me…

But I’m not that weak girl anymore, and I’m packing secrets of my own.

I’ll use my time to find out who killed my brother…then I’ll destroy them.

Even if that man is Ryder himself.

* Cruel Saint is the first book in the Vicious Empire dark romance family saga series.

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About the Author:

LUNA KAYNE is a romance author located in Canada. She writes dark romantic suspense with a hint of humor and a heaping dose of angst. Her men are dominant and often stubborn, and her women are usually underestimated.

Luna is the pen name of author Sheri Landry who writes non- romance action thrillers, and has won awards under both names. Gardening relaxes her, she dislikes long winters, and she doesn’t understand how commas work.

Connect w/ Luna:

Website: LunaKayne.com

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New Release – Cruel Saint by Luna Kayne

CRUEL SAINT (Vicious Empire #1) by Luna Kayne

Release Date: September 20th

CRUEL SAINT, the first book in the Vicious Empire series, is NOW LIVE!! Grab this all-new dark mafia romance TODAY!

NOW AVAILABLE!!!

books2read.com/CruelSaint

Add to Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61281277-cruel-saint

Blurb:

HE WAS HER FIRST FOR EVERYTHING.

NOW HE’S DETERMINED TO BE HER LAST.

RYDER SAINT

Amara is my dark obsession. She was promised to me in a deal she knows nothing about.

Four years ago, I sent her away to protect her from the life I live as the son of a crime lord.

Now her brother—my best friend—is dead, and though I wasn’t there for him in the end, I intend to look after his little sister.

I should stay in the shadows, let her live the life her brother wanted for her, but one look at her and I know I’m the only one who can save her…but I’ll have to break her first.

Good girls keep their promises, and it’s time Amara came home—to me—where she belongs.

AMARA SCOTT

As far as I’m concerned, Ryder let me go four years ago and I never looked back.

Until the day he shows up demanding I come home, and I have no choice but to return when he forces my hand.

The Saints never pay for their crimes. They take what they want and discard the rest. Like me…

But I’m not that weak girl anymore, and I’m packing secrets of my own.

I’ll use my time to find out who killed my brother…then I’ll destroy them.

Even if that man is Ryder himself.

* Cruel Saint is the first book in the Vicious Empire dark romance family saga series.

Read Kay’s Review: Cruel Saint

About the Author:

LUNA KAYNE is a romance author located in Canada. She writes dark romantic suspense with a hint of humor and a heaping dose of angst. Her men are dominant and often stubborn, and her women are usually underestimated.

Luna is the pen name of author Sheri Landry who writes non- romance action thrillers, and has won awards under both names. Gardening relaxes her, she dislikes long winters, and she doesn’t understand how commas work.

Connect w/ Luna:

Website: LunaKayne.com

Newsletter (with free download): https://BookHip.com/RMGCWCB

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/luna-kayne

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New Release – The Revenge by Tijan

There’s no turning back. 

THE REVENGE, the sizzling and thrilling conclusion to the Insiders trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Tijan is now available!

The Revenge is the taut, edgy, sexy, explosive conclusion to The Insiders trilogy by New York Times and USA Today bestseller Tijan!

Bailey and Kash were used to living in the shadows. Now they are thrust into the public eye. Together, they can do anything, but undeniable danger and seemingly insurmountable challenges threaten the love and passion that binds them.

1. Bailey is reeling from the greatest loss she has ever suffered.

2. Enemies are closing in.

3. Even bigger secrets and twists are coming to light.

Win or lose, for Bailey and Kash, everything is on the line.

Finish the page-turning adventure today!

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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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Blog Tour – Judgment by Willa Jade

Judgment by Willa Jade is now live!

Andre Valinov owns a piece of me.
A piece he refuses to take.
But a deal’s a deal. One I intend to honor.
Even if I made it with the devil.

I thought I was being smart.
Thought I could play a game I’d been watching my whole life.
I was wrong.
Andre is not the kind of man I expected to be taking me home.
I’m nothing more than a pawn to him. A way to prove he holds New York City’s underworld in the palm of his hand.
His power is immense. His control unyielding.
Everything he wants becomes his.

But someone is out to take it all away from him.
The power.
The control.
And me.

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Meet Willa Jade

Willa Jade writes steamy contemporary romance that will make you rethink your taste in men and question your moral compass. She loves dark and dangerous heroes that will burn the world down to protect the love they never expected would be theirs.

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New Release – Judgment by Willa Jade

Judgment by Willa Jade is now live!

Andre Valinov owns a piece of me.
A piece he refuses to take.
But a deal’s a deal. One I intend to honor.
Even if I made it with the devil.

I thought I was being smart.
Thought I could play a game I’d been watching my whole life.
I was wrong.
Andre is not the kind of man I expected to be taking me home.
I’m nothing more than a pawn to him. A way to prove he holds New York City’s underworld in the palm of his hand.
His power is immense. His control unyielding.
Everything he wants becomes his.

But someone is out to take it all away from him.
The power.
The control.
And me.

Download today or read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!
http://mybook.to/Judgment

Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3BiVc1Q

Read Kay’s Review: Judgment

Meet Willa Jade

Willa Jade writes steamy contemporary romance that will make you rethink your taste in men and question your moral compass. She loves dark and dangerous heroes that will burn the world down to protect the love they never expected would be theirs.

Connect with Willa
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Blog Tour – Stalked But Not Afraid by Nicole Dykes

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About Stalked But Not Afraid

Roman

He’s an influencer—whatever that means. He’s also stunningly beautiful with a feisty attitude I can’t deny intrigues me.

But more importantly, he’s in trouble.

I’m not like my brother. Except for being a cop, I don’t strive to save the entire world.

However, I find myself compelled to save him.

If he’ll calm down and just let me.

Brooks

He’s everything I despise. He’s a cop. An arrogant tough-guy type who thinks he knows everything.

He drives me insane and won’t take the hint that I don’t want or need his help.

I’m not weak, and I’m not as defenseless as I once was either.

And still, I can’t seem to fully push him away.

Because maybe this time—just this once—I want to be saved.

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Meet Nicole Dykes

Nicole Dykes is a wife and a professional assistant/mom to two gorgeous girls. Currently residing in Kansas, she’s a lover of coffee, Kansas City Chiefs, and all things romance. She currently has over 20 published books with her Monroe and Adamson series being the most popular. She enjoys cranking up the angst level, making her readers cry, and turning those tears into the coffee that fuels her writing.

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New Release – Stalked But Not Afraid by Nicole Dykes

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About Stalked But Not Afraid

Roman

He’s an influencer—whatever that means. He’s also stunningly beautiful with a feisty attitude I can’t deny intrigues me.

But more importantly, he’s in trouble.

I’m not like my brother. Except for being a cop, I don’t strive to save the entire world.

However, I find myself compelled to save him.

If he’ll calm down and just let me.

Brooks

He’s everything I despise. He’s a cop. An arrogant tough-guy type who thinks he knows everything.

He drives me insane and won’t take the hint that I don’t want or need his help.

I’m not weak, and I’m not as defenseless as I once was either.

And still, I can’t seem to fully push him away.

Because maybe this time—just this once—I want to be saved.

Read Kay’s Review: Stalked But Not Afraid

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2021-06-19 09.08.03

Meet Nicole Dykes

Nicole Dykes is a wife and a professional assistant/mom to two gorgeous girls. Currently residing in Kansas, she’s a lover of coffee, Kansas City Chiefs, and all things romance. She currently has over 20 published books with her Monroe and Adamson series being the most popular. She enjoys cranking up the angst level, making her readers cry, and turning those tears into the coffee that fuels her writing.

Author Links:

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

BookBub: http://bit.ly/2Gqe6XP

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

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Nicole-Dykes/e/B01D1SIF04

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Website: www.authornicoledykes.com

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Review – A Fractured Reign by Veronica Eden

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A Fractured Reign; Crowned Crows #3
(#3 within a series)

Publication Date: July 29, 2022

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Dark/Secret Society/Enemies-to-Lovers/Suspense Romance

Author: Veronica Eden

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Non-stop action and the boiling chemistry between two brilliant, tech savvy characters. The page-turning reading was explosive!!

What would you do to save a loved one? What lengths would you reach? What desperate measures would you take? Quinn and Colton are cut from the same cloth. Not only are they both technical geniuses, but they are also both motivated to protect their families at all costs.

Quinn will do everything to help and protect her brother, Sammy, to the detriment of her own personal being and Colton has that same burning drive inside. He will do anything to keep his brothers, the Crowned Crows; Wren, Jude, Levi and by extension their girlfriends, Isla and Rowan, safe and protected.

It was truly exciting to read Quinn and Colton, not only come to terms over their raging inferno feelings for one another, but bicker with like an old married couple with fantastic wit because their chemistry was through the roof. They shared a comradery with their tech skills, which added a hotness factor you wouldn’t expect, but their chemistry was nuclear.

Colton is like the energizer bunny and just never quits. His humor, his brain, his quick wit, basically everything about him is infectious. How Quinn ever kept her wits about to even begin to code was a mystery. Although to be fair taking down a huge kingdom like the Crows is no easy task, but now with two hackers in the nest, it almost seems possible, that is as long as Quinn doesn’t stab everyone in the back.

A Fractured Reign is suspenseful, mega hot, and full of playful wit in the face of constant adversity. Keep in mind the Crows always walk in shades of gray. They aren’t necessarily bad guys, but they aren’t the good ones either. I love this group and adore how it’s grown with the perfect women by their sides.

While this is a new couple with a super hot romance and is a standalone in that respect, the underlying plot of what the couple and what the Crows are facing is an ongoing, suspenseful situation.

Synopsis:
The Crows are more than nightmares lurking in every shadow.
They’re a brotherhood. Family. When threats creep in, they’ll protect what belongs to them.

Quinn
Does a wrong make a right?
In my case, it has to.
The Kings gave me no choice, no chance to fold.
I betrayed the guy who believed he was protecting me while I gave his secrets away.
Now we’re enemies once more.
My brother and I burned all our bridges. Begging Colton DuPont for his help again is my only option.
The Crows demand a steep price, but to buy our safety I’ll do anything.
Even sell my soul to the man who wants me dead.

Colton
Our unmatched reign is going up in flames.
And I know exactly who our enemy is. Quinn Walker.
My queen turned out to be my downfall.
Any danger to my brothers is a threat I won’t allow.
Once these flames sputter to ashes and the dust settles, our next hunt begins.
My monster has come out to play, and I won’t rest until I get revenge.
Burn me once, shame on you. Burn me twice?
Baby, you better run, because I’m coming for you.

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

A Fractured Reign is a dark new adult enemies to lovers college romantic suspense intended for mature readers. This book is the third 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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New Release – Rogue by Sinclair Kelly

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About Rogue

Secrets are kind of my thing.

Or at least they were. Now my lies are catching up to me, and the stakes are higher than ever.

The men who unexpectedly claimed me are breaking down every wall I have, exposing vulnerabilities and opening old wounds. But now is not the time for weakness. Not when someone is out to get us and enemies are around every corner. It’s time for me to embrace the inner strength that’s guarded my soul for the last decade and prove to the Sinner’s Mark men that I’m more than capable of taking care of myself…and them too.

The average woman would be afraid. But I’m not your average woman. I’m the monster under the bed. The shadow lurking in the corner. I’m the one thing the darkness fears, and there will be no mercy for those that hurt the ones I love.

Rogue is book two in the Sinners Mark MC series, a medium-burn reverse harem romance featuring darker elements. Prepare for a cliffhanger ending with no HEA until the final book.

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Meet Sinclair Kelly

Sinclair Kelly is a paranormal & contemporary romance author who writes to give all of the feral characters in her head a voice. She’s fluent in sarcasm and dry humor. She lives in sunny Arizona with her loving husband, three adorably exhausting kids, and a feisty Australian shepherd puppy named Havoc. She loves reading, writing, coffee, vodka, tattoos, wine, donuts, broody asshole book boyfriends, badass FMCs, sangria, and all of the friendships she’s made since she began her writing journey.

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Review – The Crash by Skye Warren and Amelia Wilde

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The Crash; The Tarzan series
(A prequel novella)

Publication Date: July 12, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Midnight Dynasty Series/Prequel Novella/Suspense Romance

Author: Skye Warren and Amelia Wilde

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Heart pounding, sizzling action. My heart never stopped racing through this entire prequel novella.

Carter Morelli is nothing like I imagined, but everything De-lick-ious!!! He’s yummy intelligence wrapped up in a super spy package. A Morelli with secrets, I should have seen coming, but WOW, did I love the surprise.

Transporting Jane Porter, a wildlife photographer, on his latest mission when everything goes horribly wrong stranding them both on a tiny island. It wasn’t supposed to happen, especially with sweet, innocent Jane in tow, but now they are facing a life and death situation and only Carter knows the truth.

Non-stop, breathtaking action from beginning to end. I can hardly wait for the rest of their story.

Synopsis:
Carter Morelli works alone, but his orders are clear. Pilot the small aircraft carrying the renowned photographer to a remote island.

June Porter wants to stay on solid land. She doesn’t want to fly, but it’s the only way to get to the research facility. Then her worst fears come true.

A plane malfunction. A swift fall from the sky. And a heart-stopping crash.

An emergency landing leaves them stranded.

Then a shadow moves through the trees. They aren’t alone in the jungle.

Part of the Tarzan series and must be read in order

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PRE-ORDER BLITZ – Obsession by T.K. Leigh

Title: Obsession
Series: Temptation #4
Author: T.K. Leigh
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 6, 2022
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One week. No names. No expectations.
That was our agreement.
We were supposed to walk away after our time in Hawaii was over.
No matter what.
That was before…
Before I learned who she is.
Before I realized how interconnected our lives are.
Before I fell in love.
But our love isn’t the stuff fairy tales are made of.
Demons lurk around every corner.
Good doesn’t necessarily prevail over evil.
And the knight in shining armor may not save the day. Not if her murderous ex-husband has anything to do with it.
But Julia’s never been the type of girl who needs a knight in shining armor to save the day.
She’s the type of girl who will pick up her own sword and fight for what she believes in.
I just hope she’s finally learned to believe in herself.
Obsession is the final book in the Temptation Series, a gripping older woman, younger man romantic suspense about the power of redemption and forgiveness.
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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 – Vicious Kingdom by Becca Steele and C. Lymari

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#𝗣𝗿𝗲-𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆!

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Bad things happened in threes, but they turned out to be a blessing in disguise. 

There was no escape from the Boneyard Kings, but now we’re on the same side.

Our enemies came, but we didn’t let them break us. 

They thought they could take us down, but they underestimated our strength. 

Now, three rivals stand against three kings and their queen, and they’re about to see just how ruthless our kingdom can be.

The game of chess is in play, and only one side can claim victory.

Who will be the one to call checkmate?

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Review – Provocation by T.K. Leigh

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Provocation; Temptation #3
(#3 within a series)

Publication Date: April 25, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Suspense/Intrigue/Age Gap/Contemporary Romance

Author: T.K. Leigh

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Intense, with dramatic moments, and a jaw dropping ending.

Before finding romance and then never looking back, my favorite books were filled with mystery, murder, suspense and maybe a little romantic tension between characters, but that was never the underlying theme. T.K. Leigh has brought out the best of what I used to devour in those murder/mystery books while adding the spice I now crave.

Provocation is the third book in the Temptation series and really should not be read out of order. In this installment Julia and Lachlan finally left Hawaii, they’ve left their love bubble and are now trying to figure out how to make things work in the real world.

They both live very public lives and Julia has a teenage daughter, so leaving their bubble isn’t necessarily easy, but can it be done? Especially when it appears new murders might be happening on a copycat level of what Julia’s incarcerated husband used to commit.

This book is intense for delving into their relationship and for opening up the past murder cases. All the connections and their growing love is super delicious and while also jaw dropping at times.

I’ve been on the edge of my seat through this entire series and can hardly wait to see how everything turns out in the very end. So, prepare for a wallop of a cliffhanger, but it’s the last of them before the final book. So I’m super excited for the next one to arrive. Bring it on!!!

Synopsis:

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.

I didn’t think it would be this difficult…
But it is.

I didn’t think I’d ever fall in love again…
But I did.

Worse, I didn’t think I’d ever trust again…
But I do.

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, torn between two opposing forces threatening my very existence.

Do I listen to what all rationale and reason tells me to be true?
Or do I follow the path I know deep in my soul is the right one?

I’m engaged in a fierce battle between my head and my heart.
And there can only be one winner.

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New Release – Persuasion by T.K. Leigh

Title: Persuasion
Series: Temptation #2
Author: T.K. Leigh
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 7, 2022
BLURB
I came to Hawaii to get answers about my sister’s death.
But that all changes when I meet her.
Beautiful. Charming. Haunted.
And the last thing I need in my life.
But that doesn’t mean I can stay away from her, a powerful force pulling me toward her when all rationale tells me to keep my distance.
So we make an agreement.
One week. No names. No falling in love.
It’s the perfect plan.
Until a shocking revelation shakes my foundation to its core, leaving me to question everything I thought I knew about her.
I knew this temptation was a disaster waiting to happen.
I didn’t realize it would be so devastating.
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EXCERPT
“And how about my beautiful wife?” Nick turned to me, expression shifting.
Less loving. More…dangerous.
“Would you like to see what I brought back for you?” His lips curved up in the corner, eyes flaming with something sinister and dark. But it was gone in a heartbeat, making me question my sanity, as always seemed to be the case.
I nodded subtly.
He stepped toward me, gripping my hip in a possessive hold. I sucked in a shaky breath at the contact. He leaned closer, eyes darkening.
“How do you ask?”
My pulse kicked up. Most other couples would think this a fun game. A play on dominant versus submissive. But nothing about the way Nick held me felt playful. It felt…threatening.
“Please, Nick,” I said, partly begging for him to let me go. Partly begging for whatever it was he brought me, even though a voice in my head told me I shouldn’t want anything to do with it.
Pushing down the trepidation swimming in my stomach, I swallowed hard, brightening my expression as I forced out a charming smile.
“Can I please see what you’ve brought me? You always spoil us.”
He crushed his lips to mine. I moaned, playing the part of his affectionate, loving wife, even though everything about this felt…wrong.
But I had no proof. He’d never hit me. Never hurt me. In fact, he did everything to give me my dreams at the expense of his own.
“Because you’re my Hera,” he murmured against my lips. “My goddess. My queen. My immortal beloved.” He trailed kisses along my jawline before pressing his mouth back to mine.
When he finally pulled away, much to my relief, he kept his eyes trained on mine. Reaching into the inside pocket of his tweed jacket, he removed a long, gold chain, a tulip dangling from the end, the bulb a pear-shaped opal. The gold appeared tarnished and worn. This definitely wasn’t something he’d found at the corner jewelry store.
“When I saw this, I knew there was only one neck on this planet it would look good on.” He stepped behind me, brushing my long, blonde waves off my shoulders.
I remained frozen as he secured the piece. It was delicate, weighing mere ounces. But it felt so heavy around my neck, suffocating and cutting off my air.
I had no reason to think this was anything but a generous gift from a doting husband.
But, somehow, I knew there was more to it.
That he simply didn’t walk into an antique store and purchase this.
That there was something incredibly malevolent about how he came to be the owner of this necklace.
I wanted it off me. Wanted nothing to do with it.
But I didn’t have a choice.
With Nick, I never had a choice.
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Review – Fearless by Tia Louise

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Fearless 
(A standalone)

Publication Date: March 10, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Suspense/Intrigue/Opposites Attract/Forced Proximity Romance

Author: Tia Louise

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Fast plot, mysterious suspense and a super hot steamy couple!! Tia brought ALL my springtime joy in her latest book, Fearless.

This book does not stop once it begins. Action, mystery, great secondary characters, and super steamy romance all combine into one of Tia Louise’s best books.

Between the sleepy town of Hamiltown and the big city of New York there is danger headed for the van Hamilton daughters and Hutch Winston has been hired to protect them. Blake’s uncle sends word to his nieces to come visit him under, but when they arrive he’s missing. Thus sets off a dangerous adventure and a dive into their past feelings that ignites into a blazing fire.

Hutch is a PI in Hamiltown, working alongside his brother Dirk and his silent, but best friend, Scar. Between these three no case has ever gone unsolved, but the van Hamilton’s are certainly giving them a run for their money. (There is a lot of underlying tension between Scar and Blake’s sister Hana too- yum.)

This book is non-stop adventure and I hope we get to visit these characters again, especially the vivacious Pepper, Hutch’s niece. She’s just too adorable.

Synopsis:

He’s intense, he’s fearless, and he’ll stop at nothing to save her.

My job is to protect the innocent, but Blake van Hamilton has never been innocent.
With killer curves, silky brown hair, and silvery-blue eyes, she’s been an inconvenient object of my lust since we were teens.
Now I’ve been hired to guard her against a band of criminals who want her money, and maybe even her life.
I’m the last person she wants helping her.
Blake van Hamilton hates me, but it won’t stop me from doing my job.

Hutch Winston may be sexy as hell, but I won’t fall for his white knight, alpha-protector act.
Not since he used it to ruin my life at sixteen.
But when my best friend turns up dead and my uncle goes missing, Hutch is my only option.
Moving into his family estate is the real test.
It gets worse when I accidentally see him naked in the shower, moaning my name.
I have to keep my head and my heart in line—not to mention my body.
Every part of me wants him in every possible way.
I may be fearless, but how I feel about him scares me most of all.

(FEARLESS is a stand-alone, enemies-to-lovers romantic suspense novel. It contains an insanely hot alpha protector and the curvy, feisty socialite he’s hired to protect. The forced proximity angle sets it all ablaze. No cheating. No cliffhangers.)

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Cover Reveal – Fearless by Tia Louise

Tia Louise has revealed the covers for FEARLESS!

Releasing March 10, 2022

He’s intense, he’s fearless, and he’ll stop at nothing to save her.
 
My job is to protect the innocent, but Blake van Hamilton has never been innocent.
With killer curves, silky brown hair, and silvery-blue eyes, she’s been an inconvenient object of my lust since we were teens. 
Now I’ve been hired to guard her against a gang of criminals who want her money, and maybe even her life. 
Still, I’m the last person she wants helping her.
Blake van Hamilton hates me, but it won’t stop me from doing my job.
 
Hutch Winston may be sexy as hell, but I won’t fall for his white knight, alpha-protector act.
Not since he used it to ruin my life at sixteen.
But when my best friend turns up dead and my uncle goes missing, Hutch is my only option. 
Moving into his family estate is the real test.
It gets worse when I accidentally see him naked in the shower, moaning my name.
I have to keep my head and my heart in line—not to mention my body. 
Every part of me wants him in every possible way. 
I may be fearless, but how I feel about him scares me most of all.
 
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Review – Persuasion by T.K. Leigh

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Persuasion; Temptation #2 
(#2 within a series)

Publication Date: March 7, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Reverse Age Gap/Suspense Romance

Author: T.K. Leigh

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

A mind bending, suspenseful romantic read!

I am in total awe of how T.K. Leigh has fit this entire plot together. Every piece slotted to fit at the exact right moment to completely blow mind and shock me right out of my socks! Then…the steam, the tension, the chemistry between Lochlan and Julia is off the charts!! This series is totally amazing!!

This is the second book in the Temptation series and should not be read as a standalone. We pick up right after the last book where Julia finds out that the man she’s made a deal to spend the a week with, while she’s on Hawaii for business, is not necessarily just a low-key local, he’s famous in his own right, but that’s not all. His sister is connected to her life, the life she wants to shed and leave in her past.

The story grows and is super intense with all the connections between them. I LOVED all the information that came to light, while these two were also figuring out their brief relationship and trying to keep their intense feelings under wraps. This series is brilliantly written and at this point it’s only half done. There is still more to come and I can hardly wait for how everything is going to play out.

Synopsis:

I came to Hawaii to get answers about my sister’s death.

But that all changes when I meet her.

Beautiful. Charming. Haunted.

And the last thing I need in my life.

But that doesn’t mean I can stay away from her, a powerful force pulling me toward her when all rationale tells me to keep my distance.

So we make an agreement.

One week. No names. No falling in love.

It’s the perfect plan.

Until a shocking revelation shakes my foundation to its core, leaving me to question everything I thought I knew about her.

I knew this temptation was a disaster waiting to happen.
I didn’t realize it would be so devastating.

#1 Temptation – Released January 24

#2 Persuasion – Releasing March 7

#3 Provocation – Releasing April 25

#4 Obsession – Release June 6

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Review – Her Broken Pieces by Rachel Leigh

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Her Broken Pieces; Fallen Kingdom #2 
(#2 within a duet)

Publication Date: February 24, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Suspense/Dark/Second Chance Romance

Author: Rachel Leigh

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Intense, steamy and suspenseful. The second half of this duet picks up right where the last book left off and keeps on running with page turning action right on through to the end.

Callum and Bella haven’t had it easy throughout their entire lives. Growing up in foster care and separated once before when they were young they have now just found each other again. However, as they were just as they were falling in love they were ripped apart and lost to one another once more. But this time around, Bella won’t give up so easily, refusing to believe the lies that Callum could be dead. She fights her way back to finding the truth, but her life may be the next one on the line and could Callum find her time this time to save her?

Callum and Bella don’t have it easy, that is for sure, as their love story is fraught with danger, uncovered secrets, and lots of steamy passion.

This is the second half of a book duet and best read in order to achieve the most enjoyment.

Synopsis:

His hollow heart called to me.

Charred black from years of his own torture.

An urge to fill the empty spaces that I was responsible for when I left him.

He thought I deserved the same wrath he endured all those years ago.

I came when I was summoned.

Unaware that my past was waiting behind closed doors.

One look into those eyes that wore dark shades of fury, and I knew this was part of his plan.

With time, I started to see fragments of the boy I once knew.

Before long, he was a man holding the key to my heart.

Now that I’m ready to give him all of me, he’s gone and all that’s left is the broken pieces of my shattered heart.

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Blog Tour – The Truths We Burn by Monty Jay

Release Date: February 16

Beneath the deepest parts of Ponderosa Springs lied secrets that we never meant to be uncovered.

Blood has soaked the hands of those we trusted most. Decrepit intentions finally come to light.

And now truths are ready to be incinerated in the open for everyone to witness.

I was ready to watch this town that made me the villain, Rot in front of my eyes, but it seems ghosts don’t stay buried here either.

Everyone’s favorite sweetheart has returned to Hollow Heights dragging nothing but unanswered questions and grim memories behind her.

A distraction I can’t afford with the police sniffing around.

A mistake that torched my last piece of humanity.

The dirty little secret that has returned searching for closure surrounding her sister’s mysterious death.

But I know the innocent, lost girl is an act. Underneath it’s just another part of her show.

They all are eating from the palm of her hand, puppets on her string.

But not me.

I see her for what she truly is, I always have.

A fake. A manipulator. A liar.

I won’t let her ruin all we have worked for. I refuse to let her derail our plan of vengeance.

I’ve played your game once before, Sage, now it’s time to play mine.

And you’re not making it out without getting burned.

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Monty Jay likes to describe herself as a punk rock kid, with the soul of a gypsy who has a Red Bull addiction. 
 
She writes romance novels about insane artists, feisty females, hockey players, and many more. 
 

 

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New Release – The Truths We Burn by Monty Jay

Release Date: February 16

Beneath the deepest parts of Ponderosa Springs lied secrets that we never meant to be uncovered.

Blood has soaked the hands of those we trusted most. Decrepit intentions finally come to light.

And now truths are ready to be incinerated in the open for everyone to witness.

I was ready to watch this town that made me the villain, Rot in front of my eyes, but it seems ghosts don’t stay buried here either.

Everyone’s favorite sweetheart has returned to Hollow Heights dragging nothing but unanswered questions and grim memories behind her.

A distraction I can’t afford with the police sniffing around.

A mistake that torched my last piece of humanity.

The dirty little secret that has returned searching for closure surrounding her sister’s mysterious death.

But I know the innocent, lost girl is an act. Underneath it’s just another part of her show.

They all are eating from the palm of her hand, puppets on her string.

But not me.

I see her for what she truly is, I always have.

A fake. A manipulator. A liar.

I won’t let her ruin all we have worked for. I refuse to let her derail our plan of vengeance.

I’ve played your game once before, Sage, now it’s time to play mine.

And you’re not making it out without getting burned.

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Meet Monty Jay
Monty Jay likes to describe herself as a punk rock kid, with the soul of a gypsy who has a Red Bull addiction. 
 
She writes romance novels about insane artists, feisty females, hockey players, and many more. 
 

 

When she isn’t writing she can be found reading anything Stephen King, getting a tattoo, or eating cold pizza.
 
 
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