Feb 28, 2017

Release Blitz: Dirty Wife Games by Clarissa Wild




Title: Dirty Wife Games
Series: Indecent Games #2
Author: Clarissa Wild
Genre: Dark Erotic Suspense
Release Date: February 28, 2017



Blurb

* This is a Standalone novel *

A scorned wife on the run, and a stalker who follows her every move… Match made in heaven?


After being forced to marry a tyrant, Hyun Song flees his home in a desperate attempt to save what’s left of her dignity … and her life.
Now on her own, she tries her best to move on with her simple life. But she quickly realizes she can’t escape her past … and that she’s not alone …

He watches her through her window.
Sends her indecent notes.
Stalks her everywhere she goes.

He wants her badly, and when she finally lets him in …
It’s time for the wife to play a dirty game.


Author’s note: This story contains sensitive content that may be upsetting to some readers.

ALL BOOKS CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE.
Indecent Games Series:
Wicked Bride Games: Naomi’s Story.
Dirty Wife Games: Hyun’s Story.


Release Day Launch: SWEET RIVALRY by K. Bromberg

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Ryder Rodgers had a plan.

He was going to stride into the conference room, do the required song and dance over the next five days, and win the biggest contract of his career. But when he walked in and heard the voice of one of his competitors, all his plans were shot to hell.

Harper Denton. She was always on top. In college. First in their class. Always using every advantage to edge him out to win the coveted positions. The only one who could beat him. His academic rival. More like a constant thorn in his side. And his ego’s.

When he heard her voice, he was brought back to years before. To the bitter taste of being second best. But the woman who meets his gaze is nothing like the drab wallflower he used to know. Hell no. She was all woman now: curves, confidence, and staggering sex appeal. And no doubt, still brilliant.

The fact that she’s gorgeous and bright won’t distract him. This time, Ryder’s determined to be the one on top. But not if Harper can help it.

 

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Release Blitz: Blackbird by Molly McAdams

Title: Blackbird
Author: Molly McAdams
Series: A Redemption Novel
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Releasing February 28th, 2017

“McAdams hits Blackbird out of the park with a spellbinding tale of unexpected love and unfathomable redemption. Her ability to draw you in begs you to turn the page to see what happens next while wanting to take your time and savor the words of the story.” – New York Times bestselling author K. Bromberg



From New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams comes a powerhouse romantic suspense that will have you questioning your morals and second guessing your view on love.
I live in a world few know exist. I’ve trained for this. I know what to say, what to do, and how to act. I’ve perfected the lethal calm required for this life.
Now it’s time to buy my first girl. But all it takes is one look at the brave girl who starts singing mid-auction for that calm to slip.
Briar Chapman is going to be the death of me, and I don’t care. I’ll take every day with her until that death comes, and I’ll welcome it when it does.
On the outside, Lucas Holt is what nightmares are made of. A man cloaked in darkness, with sin-filled eyes and an enticing grin. A devil so devastatingly beautiful and cruel that his very presence instills fear.
But beneath his terrifying, ever-calm exterior is an affectionate man haunted by a past that refuses to stay buried. And Lucas looks at me as though he’s finally found the only person who can make it all go away.
We’re a battle of the brightest day and the darkest night—and I want to lie in the wake of our war.

RELEASE BLITZ : Cheater by Rachel Van Dyken



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Cheater by Rachel Van Dyken is NOW LIVE!
What are you waiting for?  Grab your copy TODAY!



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Blurb
Lucas Thorn wasn’t born a cheater. All it took was a single moment—say, a certain disastrous incident on the night before his wedding—and boom. Reputation destroyed forever and always. So now he owns it. He has a lady friend for every night of the week (except Sundays—God’s day and all), and his rules are simple: No commitments. No exceptions.

But a certain smart-mouthed, strawberry blonde vixen is about to blow that all to hell.

Avery Black has never forgiven Lucas for cheating on her sister. And suddenly being forced to work with him is pretty much a nightmare on steroids. Of course, it does afford her the opportunity to make his life as difficult as possible. But no good revenge scheme comes without payback. Because he didn’t become the Lucas Thorn without learning a few things about women.

Now Avery’s lust for vengeance has turned into, well, lust. And if Lucas stops cheating, it’s definitely not because he’s falling in love…

Release Blitz + Book Review: Checkmate: This Is Reckless

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Title: Checkmate: This is Reckless
Series: Checkmate Duet Series #1
Author: Kennedy Fox
Genre: Friends to Lovers Romance
Release Date: February 28

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Synopsis
Introducing book 1 in the new Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo of romance authors under the USA Today bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox! 

This friends to lovers romance will have you swooning and laughing from the first to the last page! Are you ready to play the game?

Drew Fisher is the type of guy every girl wants.

Noble police officer by day, charming prince by night.

He has no idea the effect he has on women, especially me—his little sister’s best friend.

I’m the blonde Southern belle who lives up to the cliché, except I have my own quirks. I’m smart as a whip, can change my own oil, and recite The Pledge of Allegiance backward, but he doesn’t see that girl.

It’d be easier to forget him if he wasn’t my roommate and if the first thing I saw in the morning wasn't his shirtless body covered in tattoos. I’ve crushed on him since the day we met, but he’s made it perfectly clear where we stand. Just friends.

I know I need to move on and accept that his feelings will never be mutual, but every day he smiles at me, I’m left dreaming of what if.

He has girl issues, and I’ve got a crush I can’t deny.

We’re friends, but I want more.

One drunken hookup leaves us with much more than a platonic friendship. Pretending it never happened proves to be more difficult than anticipated.

A crazy ex-girlfriend, a dangerous war of stolen glances, and passionate kisses leads to the most reckless battle yet. I won’t be a pawn in his game, but I’ll play by his rules if it will show him I’m the one worth breaking them for.

Checkmate, Prince Charming. 

*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*
**This is book 1 of 2 in the Checkmate Duet Series--a friends to lovers romance. Highly recommended to read the Checkmate Duet, This is War and This is Love first, but not necessary. This can read as a standalone duet.**


Feb 27, 2017

RELEASE BLITZ: Cole by Tijan



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He was the leader of the mafia. I was about to fall in love with him, and his name…Cole Mauricio.


Cole by Tijan is NOW LIVE!




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Full Blurb


I shouldn’t have remembered him.
He was just a guy who walked through a restaurant. I didn't know his name. We never made eye contact. There was no connection between us at all.
But I could feel him.
The tingle down my spine. The command in his presence. The snap of tension in the air around him. That was the first time I saw him, and I was captivated.
The second time was different.
He was in the mysterious back elevator of my apartment building. Our eyes met for a fleeting second before the doors closed, and I was staggered. My breath was robbed. My senses on high alert. My body hummed.
That was just the beginning.
He was the leader of the mafia. I was about to fall in love with him, and his name…
Cole Mauricio
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Author Information
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I didn't begin writing until after undergraduate college. There'd been storylines and characters in my head all my life, but it came to a boiling point one day and I HAD to get them out of me. So the computer was booted up and I FINALLY felt it click. Writing is what I needed to do. After that, I had to teach myself how to write. I can't blame my teachers for not teaching me all those years in school. It was my fault. I was one of the students that was wishing I was anywhere but at school! So after that day, it took me lots of work until I was able to put together something that resembled a novel. I'm hoping I got it right since someone must be reading this profile! And I hope you keep enjoying my future stories.

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Release Blitz: Something In the Way by Jessica Hawkins





Title: Something in the Way
Author: Jessica Hawkins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 27, 2017



Blurb

It was a hot summer day when I met him on the construction site next to my parents’ house. Under the sweat and dirt, Manning Sutter was as handsome as the sun was bright. He was older, darker, experienced. I wore a smiley-face t-shirt and had never even been kissed. Yet we saw something in each other that would link us in ways that couldn’t be broken...no matter how hard we tried.

I loved Manning before I knew the meaning of the word. I was too young, he said. I would wait. Through all the carefully-chosen words hiding what we knew to be true, through his struggle to keep me innocent, and through infinitely-starry nights—I would wait. But I’d learn that life isn’t always fair. That no matter how much you achieve, none of it matters if you suffer the heartbreak that comes with falling for someone you can never have. Because even though I saw Manning first, that didn’t matter. My older sister saw him next.


Release Blitz with Double Review: Dark Protector by Celia Aaron




Title: Dark Protector
Author: Celia Aaron
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 27, 2017



Blurb

From the moment I saw her through the window of her flower shop, something other than darkness took root inside me. Charlie shone like a beacon in a world that had long since lost any light. But she was never meant for me, a man that killed without remorse and collected bounties drenched in blood.

I thought staying away would keep her safe, would shield her from me. I was wrong. Danger followed in my wake like death at a slaughter house. I protected her from the threats that circled like black buzzards, kept her safe with kill after kill.

But everything comes with a price, especially second chances for a man like me.

Killing for her was easy. It was living for her that turned out to be the hard part.

Author's Note: This is a full-length romance novel. Explicit violence and hot sex included. HEA, no cheating.




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⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 Stars⭐⭐⭐⭐

“These hands were violence and nothing more. Killing was my religion. 

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From the moment I read “Blackwood” I knew that this author was going to graduate to Stalker territory for me. Her ability to suck you in and make you Crave the darkness as if it’s your own light is what I love about her writing and I have no intention of ever going back to what we consider as “normal” reads.

Some say that you can sense evil before it comes and that saying has never been more true once you look into the eyes of Conrad Mercer. Being a contract killer, you have to be somewhat desensitized to certain things and having feelings is one of them. He’s trained to kill and take out anything that comes in his way but he also has a very complicated weakness. And she comes in the form of being a beautiful florist. 

“She was my Collateral damage, a victim of the death and destruction that always followed in my wake. 

Charlie has been through her fair share of heartbreak in her life and the only thing that’s been giving her a peace of mind lately is her job being a florist. Having a fairly quiet life now, Charlie realizes that she has a Stalker and he’s none other than the contract killer himself. You would think that knowing you’re being watched by a professional killer would scare the beejeezus out of her but for Charlie, there’s a calmness of knowing that he’s watching her and keeping her safe. That is until Con’s dangerous world collides with her. 

How far will Con go to protect the woman he calls his Angel?

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If I had to sum up this story, I would say it was sexy with a little bit of grit, suspenseful and action packed down to very last word. Con was a man who you truly did not want to mess with and when it came to protecting Charlie? He was damn near suicidal. I loved how he always put her first and even though I hated the insta lust, his feelings for her felt genuine.

Now as for Charlie, I loved the fact that she wasn’t this weak heroine who couldn’t handle anything. This was a tough chick that got sh*t done for herself and I admired that about her. Like I said before, I wasn’t a fan of the insta lust/love in this but somehow it worked out and we got one hell of a story. Now can somebody please get Nate his own book?! What do I have to do to make that happen? You want my first born? Done. You’ll probably bring him back within the first hour anyways. 

If you love a hot action packed stories, this one has your name all over it. 

  4.5 stars



Reading a string of books that I liked, but were “just okay” left me on the verge of a major reading slump. With this being my first book by this author, I was nervous going into it. Would this just be one more book that sent me spiraling even further? I am ecstatic to report that I was worried for naught! Thank you, Celia Aaron for pulling me off the edge! Gripping, suspenseful, and action packed, Dark Protector was just what I needed!


Conrad “Con” Mercer spent most of his life as little more than a trained killing machine. Numb, lethal, and loyal to the almighty dollar, he took men’s lives without batting an eye. The organ inside his chest’s only function was to keep him alive. Love wasn’t a word he really understood until he laid eyes on Charlie.


Charlie, a florist with a devastating past, had been coasting through life without really living. When she notices the mysterious man watching her from outside her shop window, she quickly goes from feeling frightened and alarmed to curious and protected. She knows she should probably be freaking out that this guy is basically stalking her, but she’s not. If anything, she wishes he would come in and introduce himself. Maybe then she would get to finally see the face that is always hidden by the shadows. Charlie eventually gets her chance, but not exactly the way she was hoping for.


Hanging out around Charlie turns out to be bad idea when the wrong men take notice. Conrad and Charlie’s worlds collide in a way neither wanted, but after one bloody night, there is no going back. Conrad has followed orders his entire life. He pledges allegiance to the highest bidder. What happens when the man with the money wants Charlie dead? Will he turn his back on his entire way of life to save a woman he has never even spoken to?



I loved this book so much that I don’t even think I can do it justice with my review. The writing is impeccable. Celia Aaron has a true way with words. The dialogue and banter between the characters is some of the best that I have ever read.  The story is exciting and entertaining with nonstop action and suspense from start to finish.


However, my favorite thing about this book had to be the characters. They were flawed, complex, and totally endearing. I didn’t want to say good bye to them, so I was very appreciative of the epilogues the author included at the end of the story. Charlie, Conrad, and Nate (more about him later) are phenomenal characters that I think everyone should get the chance to meet.




Charlie may have found herself in a terrifying situation, but she didn’t take anything lying down. Far from a damsel in distress, she was always thinking about her next move and ready to defend herself if necessary. Her awful past relationship resulted in only one good thing….turning Charlie into a survivor. She can hunt, fish, and make a shiv from a toilet brush! How could Conrad help falling in love with her? Strong, sassy, and a good shot, Charlie proved over and over again that she was one hell of a woman!


Hitman or not, Conrad Mercer is a badass force to be reckoned with that I fell in love with from the very first chapter! The man is ruthless, hot, protective, and according to Charlie, has a tongue of legend! Those that aren’t fans of push and pull will love this one. Conrad never wavers when it comes to Charlie. Once he falls for her, he never get scared and runs away. It makes sense when you think about it, because nothing intimidates him. Did I mention he is a total badass? I loved the way he was willing to lay down his life for Charlie without a moment’s hesitation. His life meant nothing without her in it. 


My review wouldn’t be complete without talking about the man that completely stole my heart, Nate. Nate is Con’s friend and devoted side kick possessing the uncanny ability to lighten any dark moment with just a few choice words. His quick wit and light hearted attitude put a smile on my face every time he entered the scene. Loyal, sweet, and absolutely hilarious, Nate is one of the most amazing secondary characters I have ever encountered! In other words, back off ladies! He’s mine! If the author doesn’t give him his own book, it will be a tragedy of epic proportions. I will beg if need be. I’m not too proud. I need more Nate in my life!


If I love this book so much, why didn’t I give it a full five stars? One word. Instalove. The good news is that it didn’t interfere with my enjoyment as much as it usually would. To be honest, the story was so awesome I almost forgave it completely. 


Overall, Dark Protector is a fantastic story that is perfectly paced, captivating, and hot! I enjoyed it so much I will be reading everything this author has ever written or will write in the future. If you are a fan of romantic suspense or just romance in general, then I recommend this one to you!


*P.S. This would make a great movie. Just sayin.*

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Author Bio

Celia Aaron is a recovering attorney who loves romance and erotic fiction. Dark to light, angsty to funny, real to fantasy—if it’s hot and strikes her fancy, she writes it. Thanks for reading.



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