Monday, June 19, 2017

Review: As Cold As Thorns by Isis Sousa

Title: As Cold As Thorns

Author: Isis Sousa

Series: Duology Book 1 of 2

Genre: Dark Fantasy/Gothic/Paranormal/Dark Fairytale

Publisher: Tragic Books

Release Date: Nov 28 2016

Edition/Formats: eBook & Print

Purchase Links: Amazon | Tragic Books

Blurb/Synopsis: When lust and vanity consume a humble young soul, nothing is left but a faint flame in the darkness of the void.

The solace and contentment of Henrique’s simple life as a small-town tailor’s apprentice vanish when his ambitions turn him overnight into one of the most powerful and influential personalities in early-1800s Europe. His quick ascension to the upper echelons of the leading Iberian Empire reveals a man torn between the pure heart he once was, and the grim shade of what he has now become: a spirit obsessed with expensive material possessions and the urge to acquire the unattainable.

Henrique succumbs to the ever-growing desires and beguiling passions tormenting his mind, causing a rupture between reason and a desolate world of ice and snow where pain is the key to salvation. Will he survive his encounter with the colossal emptiness and find the righteous path to lead him out of his agony?

Come and indulge yourself in this startling tale of coldness and wonder.

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Excerpt: The Master of Blackmoor by Julie Shelton



Title: The Master of Blackmoor

Author: Julie Shelton

Series: Standalone Title

Genre: Erotic Gothic Regency Romance w/ BDSM Elements M/F

Publisher: Self Published

Release Date: May 23 2017

Edition/Formats: 1st Edition/Format~ eBook

Source: Author for Book Promotion

Blurb/Synopsis: Danielle Dulac has just been sacked after spurning her employer’s lecherous advances. Penniless and without references, she is desperate to acquire the position of governess at Esterly House on the bleak Yorkshire moors. When the mail coach slides into a ditch in the middle of a blizzard, she is forced to seek shelter at the nearest house, Blackmoor Hall.

But visitors are not welcome at Blackmoor Hall and she gets sent to the stables to shelter from the storm. She is jerked out of sound slumber by a snow-blasted horse bursting into the stall, practically trampling her beneath his slashing hooves.

Anthony Markham, the Duke of Blackmoor, has just returned home after six months of dissolute living in London. He is surly, sarcastic, enigmatic, and hostile. And the most sensuous man Danielle has ever met. The attraction between them is instantaneous, combustible…and forbidden. Though a descendant of French nobility, Danielle is still a mere governess and Anthony Markham is a Duke.

When the position at Esterly House falls through, she has nowhere to go and faces a bleak future. To her shock, it’s Anthony Markham who comes to her rescue, offering her a position as governess to his four-year-old son, Geoffrey. Against her better judgment, she accepts.

She soon discovers that the Master of Blackmoor is haunted by a dark and tragic past filled with lies, betrayal and death. Unfortunately, the past is not over. Evil stalks Blackmoor Hall. The danger is escalating and all the clues point to the Duke himself.

As the passion between Anthony and Danielle rages out of control, so does the peril they face. Will they solve this mystery in time? Or will it wind up destroying them both?

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Setting the Hook by Andrew Grey Excerpt & Giveaway



Title: Setting the Hook

Author: Andrew Grey

Series: Standalone

Genre:  M/M Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Release Date: May 12 2017

Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print

Blurb/Synopsis: It could be the catch of a lifetime. William Westmoreland escapes his unfulfilling Rhode Island existence by traveling to Florida twice a year and chartering Mike Jansen’s fishing boat to take him out on the Gulf. The crystal-blue water and tropical scenery isn’t the only view William enjoys, but he’s never made his move. A vacation romance just isn’t on his horizon.
William Westmoreland escapes his unfulfilling Rhode Island existence by traveling to Florida twice a year and chartering Mike Jansen’s fishing boat to take him out on the Gulf. The crystal-blue water and tropical scenery isn’t the only view William enjoys, but he’s never made his move. A vacation romance just isn’t on his horizon.

Mike started his Apalachicola charter fishing service as a way to care for his daughter and mother, putting their safety and security ahead of the needs of his own heart. Denying his attraction becomes harder with each of William’s visits.

William and Mike’s latest fishing excursion starts with a beautiful day, but a hurricane’s erratic course changes everything, stranding William. As the wind and rain rage outside, the passion the two men have been trying to resist for years crashes over them. In the storm’s wake, it leaves both men yearning to prolong what they have found. But real life pulls William back to his obligations. Can they find a way to reduce the distance between them and discover a place where their souls can meet? The journey will require rough sailing, but the bright future at the end might be worth the choppy seas.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Excerpt Lost Mate by Dirk Greyson w/Giveaway



Title: Lost Mate

Author: Dirk Greyson

Series: Standalone

Genre: M/M, Paranormal Romance, Shifters

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Release Date: May 1 2017

Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print

Blurb/Synopsis: Wolf shifter Falco Gladstone knew Carter McCloud was his mate when they were in seventh grade, but school and the foster care system tore them apart. Years later, Falco is second in command of his Michigan pack, serving under an uncle who cares more about his own power than the welfare of their people. The alpha orders Falco to marry and produce offspring—but Falco’s already found his mate, and mates are forever.

Carter’s lonely life is turned upside down when he detects a familiar scent on the wind. The mates might have found each other, but their happily ever after is far from guaranteed. Falco’s commitment to Carter puts him at odds with his uncle’s plans, and when one of the alpha’s enforcers starts shadowing the couple, something must be done—something that will either cement their relationship or destroy it once and for all.

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Excerpt Heart Unseen by Andrew Grey w/Giveaway



Title: Heart Unseen

Author: Andrew Grey

Series: Standalone

Genre:  M/M Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Release Date: April 7 2017

Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print

Blurb/Synopsis: As a stunningly attractive man and the owner of a successful chain of auto repair garages, Trevor is used to attention, adoration, and getting what he wants. What he wants tends to be passionate, no-strings-attached flings with men he meets in clubs. He doesn’t expect anything different when he sets his sights on James. Imagine his surprise when the charm that normally brings men to their knees fails to impress. Trevor will need to drop the routine and connect with James on a meaningful level. He starts by offering to take James home, instead of James riding home with his intoxicated friend.

For James, losing his sight at a young age meant limited opportunities for social interaction. Spending most of his time working at a school for the blind has left him unfamiliar with Trevor’s world, but James has fought hard for his independence, and he knows what he wants. Right now, that means stepping outside his comfort zone and into Trevor’s heart.

Trevor is also open to exploring real love and commitment for a change, but before he can be the man James needs him to be, he’ll have to deal with the pain of his past.


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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Castle by Skye Warren Book Blitz



Title: the Castle
Author: Skye Warren
Series: Endgame Trilogy Book 3 
Genre: Dark Romance /Contemporary Suspense 
Publisher: Self Published 
Release Date: April 4 2017
Edition/Formats: 1st Edition ~ eBook & Print
Blurb/Synopsis:


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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Excerpt Cleansing Flame by Andrew Grey w/Giveaway


Title: Cleansing Flame

Author: Andrew Grey

Series: Rekindled Flame Series Book 2
Genre:  M/M Contemporary Romance

Publisher: DreamspinnerPress

Release Date: Mar 10 2017

Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print

Blurb/Synopsis: Life has been grinding Dayne Mills down almost for as long as he can remember. First he lost the love of his life in an accident that also left him with a permanent injury, and then his mother passed away a year later. When his house burns to the ground, it’s the last straw. He can’t take any more, and if it wasn’t for kind and handsome firefighter Lawson Martin offering him a hand up and a place to stay, he doesn’t know what he’d do. Dayne would love for his relationship with Lawson to evolve into something beyond charity, but he knows going after a man so far out of his league will only lead to yet more heartache. It’s best to just keep his mind on his research.
It’s that research that leads Dayne to an old student journal that not only provides clues to the Native American heritage Lawson has been searching for, but chronicles a century-old love story. The tale that unfolds might be just what Dayne and Lawson need to remember that no matter how dark life becomes, love can find a way to shine through.


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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Excerpt : Jack on the Rocks by H.L. LeRoy



Title: Jack on the Rocks

Author: H.L. LeRoy

Series: A LT. Jack Daniels Mystery (A loosely tied together series. But any of the stories can be read as a
standalone
.)

Genre: Thriller/Mystery

Publisher: Kindle Worlds (the World of J.A. Konrath)

Release Date: Dec 11, 2016

Edition/Formats Available In: eBook/Kindle ONLY

Blurb/Synopsis: LIEUTENANT JACK DANIELS should have seen the avalanche of trouble headed her way but events had dulled her edge and crumbled her foundation of toughness. With the press and politicians all coming for her, Jack begins to question whether she is really a cold blooded murderer or simply losing her mind. Was it an officer involved shooting gone wrong? An honest mistake? Or, something much, much worse?

There's one thing for sure, it has turned the Chicago Police Department upside down, and Lieutenant Jack Daniels' life along with it.


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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Excerpt Darkness Rising by Dirk Greyson w/Giveaway



Title: Darkness Rising

Author: Dirk Greyson

Series: Yellowstone Wolves (Book 3)

Genre: M/M, Paranormal Romance, Shifters

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Release Date: Feb 6 2017

Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print

Blurb/Synopsis: The last thing Tobias, alpha of the small Greenview Pack, expects is to find a lost human asleep in his storage building. As soon as he sets eyes on Pete, Tobias knows they are destined mates. But he cannot act on his attraction, no matter how much he feels compelled. Exposure to the human world could mean the end of their way of life, so he decides to help Pete get a room until he can reunite with the tour group he separated from.


But Tobias’s disgraced half-brother, Zev, has other ideas.

He takes a liking to Pete and decides he wants what Tobias has—both his position as pack leader and his mate. Tobias can’t let that happen, but protecting Pete means keeping him close, which only increases the mounting tensions between them.

Duty, protection, desire, and secrecy clash as the darkness within Zev rises to the surface, and only Tobias can save his mate—even if he never plans to tell Pete that’s what they are.


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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Knight by Skye Warren Release Day Blitz



Title: the Knight
Author: Skye Warren
Series: Endgame Series Book 2
Genre: Dark Romance Contemporary Suspense
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: Jan 31 2017
Edition/Formats: 1st Edition ~ eBook & Print
Blurb/Synopsis:

The power of pleasure...

Gabriel Miller took everything from me. My family. My innocence. My home. The only thing I have left is the determination to get back what's mine.

He thinks he's beaten me. He thinks he's won. What he doesn't realize is that every pawn has the chance to become a queen.

And the game has only just begun.

* * * * * *
THE KNIGHT is book two in the Endgame series from New York Times Bestselling Author Skye Warren about revenge and seduction in the game of love.


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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Fire and Hail by Andrew Grey Excerpt w/Giveaway



Title: Fire and Hail

Author: Andrew Grey

Series: Carlisle Cops #5

Genre:  M/M Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Release Date: Jan 16 2017

Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print

Blurb/Synopsis: Brock Ferguson knew he might run into his ex-boyfriend, Vincent Geraldini, when he took his first job as a police officer in Carlisle. Vincent’s attitude during a routine traffic stop reminds Brock why their relationship didn’t last.

What Brock doesn’t expect is finding two scared children in the trunk of a Corvette. He’s also surprised to learn the kids’ mother is Vincent’s sister.

But his immediate concern is the safety of the two children, Abey and Penny, and he offers to comfort and care for them when their mother is taken into custody.

Vincent is also shocked to learn what his sister has done. For the sake of the kids, he and Brock bury the hatchet—and soon find they have much more in common than they realized. With Abey and Penny’s help, they grow closer, until the four of them start to feel like a family. But Vincent’s sister and her boyfriend—an equal-opportunity jerk—could tear down everything they’re trying to build.


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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Vol 4 Aligned by Ella Miles



Title: Aligned

Author: Ella Miles

Series: Aligned (Vol 4)

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Self Published

Release Date: June 29 2016

Edition/Formats: eBook & Print

Blurb/Synopsis: I know who tried to kill me.
The same man that raped me is the same man that tried to kill me. Twice. I have some evidence, but not enough. I want revenge, but every step I take towards getting
that revenge I feel myself drifting further from Landon.
I’m going to lose him. I’m going to lose everything that I care about. All I can focus on is revenge. Maybe then I will be able to put the past behind me. Maybe then I can truly heal. I just hope I don’t lose him and myself in the process.

She’s pregnant. Caroline has always held my deepest darkest secrets, but now she thinks she has another one. One that could control me. I can’t be a father though.

I’m a monster. The baby can’t be mine. If it is, I already know my future. I’ll lose the woman I love. The only woman I’ve ever wanted.

***Aligned: Volume 4 is the second full
length novel in a four part contemporary romance series. ***

****Warning: Four book series + bonus novella. Contains hot sex scenes, strong female, and dark pasts that turn
darker as the series continues. Only for those that love dirty romances, edge of your seat suspense, twists, and a little bit of darkness. ****
Aligned: Volume 1 (Novella)
Aligned: Volume 2 (Novella)
Aligned: Volume 3 (Full Length Novel)
Aligned: Volume 4 (Full Length Novel)
Aligned: Ever After (Bonus Free
Novella) --Coming September. Link to get bonus free book in back of Aligned:
Volume 4



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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Genie in a Bottle Post Girl within Girl: Unraveling by S.P. Aruna w/ Giveaway


Title: Unraveling
Author: S. P. Aruna
Series: Girl Within Girl Book 1
Genre: Erotic Thriller
Publisher: BookBaby
Release Date: Oct 15 2016
Edition ~ 1st /Formats ~ eBook
Blurb/Synopsis: Katrina is never alone. She is bound to others inside her, tighter than any Siamese twins could ever be: Cherry, the freewheeling photojournalist, Anisa, the covert spy-assassin, and others as yet unknown, all sharing her body and mind as she goes about her work in a psychiatric hospital. But she is starting to unravel, and her sole hope is the handsome Dr. Sean Paisley, the only one who can make her whole again.

** Girl Within Girl is a dark erotic thriller that wanders through a sensual maze of manipulation and mind control. **

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