Thursday, June 15, 2017

Random Reveal & Giveaway . . . Lotus by T. L. Smith

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Title: Lotus
Author: TL Smith
Photographer:  Wander Aguiar Photography
Cover Designer: Romantic Book Affairs 
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 27


To break a heart is easy.
All you have to do is reach in, wrap your blood covered hands around it, and pull.
 This happened to me.
Two hands, both red as my hair, did this exact thing.
Tore it away like it wasn’t made for me.
Maybe it was his to take?
Because years on, with those same blood red hands, he still has it.
In his hands. And he won’t give it back.
But the real question is, do I want it back.
He is dangerous, uncontrollable, and downright sexy.
I fell for it all, but in the end, he didn’t catch me he let me fall.






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Random Release & Review . . . Torrid by Nikki Sloane

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PRAISE FOR TORRID:

"Hold my gun because I need some alone time after reading this! Nikki Sloane creates yet another stirring romance full of heat and mayhem to stir your soul. Five dark and panting stars for Vasilije and Oksana!" - USA Today bestselling author, Sierra Simone

"Scorching hot, darkly complex, and deliciously dirty, Torrid is one of the best mafia books I've read all year!" - NYT Bestselling Author, Anna Zaires

“Dark, edgy, and so deliciously dirty. Torrid is insanely good!”- USA Today Bestselling Author, Natasha Knight

"Definitely judge a book by its cover on this one! Nikki Sloane delivered a story that lives up to the amazing cover and beyond. So sinfully hot that I couldn't stop reading. Dark, dirty and delicious. I want more from this author now." - USA Today Bestselling Author, Alta Hensley

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Blurb:

Vasilije Markovic is the prince of the Serbian mafia and one of the most powerful men in Chicago. His smile may be razor sharp, but he’s crueler than the devil. I’m playing a dangerous game and betting my life I’m going to win. I pretend to be his pawn. I do as he says and move where he tells me, letting him think he’s in control as I position myself for revenge. Every turn brings us closer. His grin doesn’t seem as evil when we’re alone. Behind closed doors, I welcome his unrelenting and vicious personality. He’s confessed all his secrets, but I’m holding one back and it’s a game changer. If I survive the board, this pawn turns into a queen. I become the most powerful player and send all the other pieces running. To get what I want, I must make sacrifices, but am I willing to draw the line at him?

My Review:

If you like your books dark and gritty, yet beautifully complicated, you'll love this one. I didn't read Sordid, Book 1, but I was able to keep up with Torrid and understand the dynamics with no problems. In fact, this is my first book by this author and I can definitely say she's a keeper. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

When the book opened with Oksana, my heart bled for her. And then she grabbed the gun...YASSSS, Oksana!! I loved the development of Vasilije and Oksana's relationship. It wasn't an instant love, it wasn't romantic, and it wasn't anywhere near normal - it was a far removed from normal as possible; but it was intriguing, mind-altering, complex and altogether cataclysmic.

I liked that they challenged each other and made each other question their feelings and their outlook on what was true. I liked that they reveled in each other's depravity. They were great for each other.

I wish there could have been more to the ending. It wasn't rushed, but it happened extremely fast and it seemed like there should have been more. everyone seems to have been caught off guard and that didn't seem believable to a certain extent.

**An ARC was provided and I am voluntarily reviewing.**
  
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About the Author:

Nikki Sloane landed in graphic design after her careers as a waitress, a screenwriter, and a ballroom dance instructor fell through. For eight years she worked for a design firm in that extremely tall, black, and tiered building in Chicago that went through an unfortunate name change during her time there. Now she lives in Kentucky and manages a team of graphic artists. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, is married with two sons, writes dirty books, and couldn’t be any happier.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Random Release & Review . . . Captive Vow by Alta Hensley



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"Wow, what a magnificent dark thriller!" - Romantic Angel Blog


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I take you. To honor and obey. Till death do us part. This is my solemn vow. I am caught in the madness of a deep obsession. Stolen away to become his perfect and dutiful wife. Trapped in a twisted and dark courtship. Forced and trained in the wifely duties of an obedient bride. I am his. Captive ever after…

***Captive Vow is a dark romantic thriller. If you don’t like a sprinkle of shock, a dash of taboo, and a heavy dose of sex, then don’t take a sip of my cocktail.

Review:

I had mixed feelings about this book, but overall I enjoyed it. I wavered between 3 and 4 stars due to a few things that stuck out to me, so I've settled on 3.5 stars.

First, the writing was amazing, the style, the formatting, the editing — all delivered very well, and I absolutely love the cover. I liked that Demi was such a good person inside. She was al about taking care of everyone, even when she should've focused on herself. I also lie that Viv's character was completely twisted. That wasn't expected at all, but was integral to the plot and very welcomed.

I liked Pope's character, but I felt like he was lacking. For the life of me, I can't figure out how though. There was just an element that was missing from him. I wanted him to be more alpha. 

I felt like the ending came out of nowhere. There was so much more to be explored and I still have questions. I wish I could've gotten Pope's POV on some of the events, but the book is good as is.

**Spoiler Alert**
I wanted him to stand up to his mom's craziness. I wanted him to tell Demi that regardless of how the situation came about the requirement were actually what he enjoyed. I wanted him to be the plot twist and I expected it, so when that wasn't the case it felt slightly anticlimactic. I don't think the blurb truly fits with the actual story. I wanted Pope to stop apologizing for the things they did. It was obvious he enjoyed them and so did Demi. They kept saying how wrong it was and asking what was wrong with them and how sick it was, but seriously, NO ONE was around to judge them. The wavering on both their parts took away the dark and gritty aspect of it for me. Yes, they were forced, but it would've been much darker if one of them made no apologies, enjoyed it to the fullest, and made it known that the force wasn't an issue for them.

I received an ARC and voluntarily reviewed.

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About the Author: Alta Hensley is a USA TODAY bestselling erotic romance author who has had #1 top-selling books in dark, contemporary, BDSM, erotic science fiction, humor, suspense and historical. She writes the hot, dark, and dirty romance. Being a multi-published author in the romance genre, Alta is known for her dark, gritty alpha heroes, sometimes sweet love stories, hot eroticism, and engaging tales of the constant struggle between dominance and submission.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Random Release . . . All That Glitter Ain't Gold & Sitting Behind The Gates of Hell by Teresa Mason Browning

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Author Teresa Mason Browning
Genre African American Fiction, Urban Fiction
Publisher Self-Published
All That Glitters Ain’t Gold (Book 1)
At what point are you willing to risk it all to get ahead? Is your freedom worth the gamble?
For most of us in this world, there are times when certain occasions arise in our lives that we consider to be that golden opportunity that once in a lifetime moment that we’ve waited for our entire lives that fate will not allow us to pass by. Because of this fateful belief, Ronda, partially out of anger from her past relationships and a strong dose of ego, refused to see the red flags and spiritual warnings all around her, and is faced with the reality of her decision that will turn her life upside down. Very secure in her Christian beliefs but not wise enough for the street wizards who love to prey on the innocents, she walks through the door into the fast past world of scheme and deception, blindfolded.
Much like lady justice who has purposely chosen to be blind to justice in the courts, Ronda too was blind to the streets and the business world of investments, and took the chance to dream without doing any research to ensure her dream would become a positive reality for her and family. At the end of a failed marriage and lost in a lustful drive for pleasure Ronda’s naivety quickly spirals out of control.
Does she have what it takes to stand the test of time and will her new flaming love, H.D., be there when all the ugliness unfolds?
I dare you to turn the page to find out.
ISBN-10 1546500693
ISBN-13 978-1546500698
Print Length 124 Pages
Publication Date May 15, 2017
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Sitting Behind the Gates of Hell (Book 2)
How much thought have you put into the actions you’re about to take? Are you prepared to face the consequences of your decisions?
For Ronda, it no longer matters how much time she spent or if she’s prepared to face the reality of her decisions; the federal gates she must walk through are very real and what lies behind them has no compassion for what god you believe in. All alone with nothing left but her broken ego and the will to survive, Ronda’s nightmare behind the gates of hell begins.
Now at Alderson Federal Prison for women, the unimaginable has happened and what Ronda has yet to find out is just how raw prison life truly is. Yes, women prisoners can be just as fierce as men and in many cases even worse: Alderson will prove to be no exception as she will soon learn by example. As Ronda does her time she quickly learns how to maneuver and tries to settle in but will she be able to keep herself together or will she brake to the harsh reality of prison life and become another statistic lost in the system?
ISBN-10 1545488606
ISBN-13 978-1545488607
Publication Date May 15, 2017
Print Length 248 Pages
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Teresa Mason Browning
Teresa Mason Browning is a woman of true insight and a lively spirit. She is the author of six novels: Why I Kept My Past A Secret, Now That The Secrets Are Out, Living Free of the Secrets, A Black Man’s Pain and her dual new releases, All That Glitters Ain’t Gold, and Sitting Behind the Gates of Hell. She has traveled many places as a motivational speaker. Teresa was born in Lawton Oklahoma, but was raised in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. She now resides in South Carolina close to her children and grandchildren that helps keep her the jovial woman she is today.
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Friday, June 2, 2017

Random Release . . . Losing Her by KS Marshall

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LOSING HER
Part One of the Lost & Found Duet
by K.S. Marshall

Genre: Romantic Suspense, Dark Romance, Erotic Romance
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All eyes have been on her since she was born. That came with the territory, being the only daughter of a prestigious and wealthy family. But Alina Prescott was tired of not living her own life, so she took matters into her own hands. Escaping to a new city and starting over, she's finally free.
Or so she thought.

Derrick Williams is focused on one thing -- work. And for good reason too. The last time he was distracted from work, it cost him. Literally. Now he's the new private investigator working for the Prescott family, and his first assignment is to find their daughter who ran away. Easy enough. Until she makes him torch all of his personal and professional boundaries.

Their entire relationship is a lie and one person is hellbent on destroying everything they've built together.

WARNING: This book contains themes and situations that some might consider triggers. Intended for Mature Audiences only. 18+

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ABOUT K.S. MARSHALL
K.S. Marshall is a nearly thirty-something writer, living and loving in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her boyfriend, two kids and two fur babies. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she's lived all over the United States and considers herself an adopted Texan at heart.
Labeled as "super emotional" and "dramatic" very early on in life, it became second nature to journal and write. K.S. realized her overactive imagination and her affinity for creating stories from thin air helped her as a writer. She is drawn to character that are relatable; people that you might know or find within yourself. She enjoys a good plot twist and using elements that have you anxiously turning the page to figure out what happens next.

She loves interacting with readers in her Facebook Group: XO by K.S.

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