Friday, June 14, 2024

Review: Love Me

I’d rather end the corrupt legacy I was born into than lose her a second time. 

Love Me, an all-new first love to enemies to lovers, second chance, dark college romance, and the first book in the Corrupt Legacy Series from bestselling author Bianca Borell is now available!

Kaden

My initiation was determined on the day I was born. I would pledge my allegiance to the Family, but I didn’t know it would cost me my soul. Family should come before anything else, but my loyalty will always be to the woman I love and lost. Now Celine is back and set to destroy me. She thinks we’re done. We will never be done. I’d rather end the corrupt legacy I was born into than lose her a second time.

Celine

I made the biggest mistake of my life by trusting Kaden. He cast me away as if I was nothing to him. Now, I am back and I’m determined to make him pay for betraying me. I buried my love for him, but focusing on revenge was harder than expected. His presence stirs a longing in me nothing could extinguish. I can’t afford to lose focus and let him back in. But it feels like that’s a battle I am destined to lose.



challenging, dark, emotional, tense, medium-paced

Plot- or character-driven? A mix
Strong character development? Yes
Loveable characters? Yes

This is a gripping and intense romance novel that is a perfect fit for readers who crave a passionate and tumultuous love story with a strong focus on loyalty, family, and the complexities of relationships, making it a must-read for fans of dramatic and suspenseful romance.

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Release Blast The Redhude Conspiracy Complete Duet By Rachel Starkie



The Redhude Conspiracy

Complete Duet

By

Rachel Starkie


Fairy Tale Retelling

Red Riding Hood Reimagining,

full of Shfters, Conspiracies, and Suspence



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A spicy and somewhat darkened reimagining of the Classic Red Riding Hood tale.

Redhude is more than a name. It is a calling, a legacy, and a curse.

For Carmine Redhude, it is a mystery that has plagued her entire life.
Blood for blood, she will discover there is a source for the pain and terror that has weighed on her family for generations.
With the help of her lover, Darkwoods Pack Alpha Maverick, she must find the true story of how her family was transformed.
Once the truth is laid bare, there is no going back. The only question is, can Carmine reclaim what has been lost, or will the deadly Redhude Conspiracy never end?

THIS IS NOT A YA TALE!


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Contains completed Books 1 & 2 of the Redhude Duet with Bonus chapters.

Rachel Starkie is an Author based in the United Kingdom, where spelling conventions differ and deviate from American Diction. Her work includes Fantasy Violence and themes of ADULT nature.




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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Review: Held Against You

Dangerous secrets and hidden agendas threaten to tear them apart.

Held Against You, an all-new opposites attract, forced proximity, romantic suspense from bestselling author Season Vining is now available!

Accused of a horrific crime and on the run, Kat has been rejected by everyone she loves. She’s a fugitive from her past, flitting from town to town with nothing but the clothes on her back―until she meets a man who literally stops her in her tracks.

A notorious bounty hunter with powerful instincts, he never fails to capture his prey. But there’s something about Kat that gets under his skin. Behind his ice-cold demeanor, he has his own darkness… and now his lively, vulnerable captive is about to crack him wide open.

As they travel across the country together, the two are unable to deny the spark of attraction between them. But dangerous secrets and hidden agendas threaten to tear them apart.


adventurous, emotional, tense, fast-paced


Plot- or character-driven? A mix
Strong character development? It's complicated
Loveable characters? Yes
Diverse cast of characters? No
Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

This is a perfect fit for readers who crave a dark and intense romance, with a strong focus on complex characters, high-stakes suspense, and a slow-burning passion that ignites between two flawed and troubled souls.

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I drain the last of my coffee and slide to the edge of the booth. The bitter taste saturates my tongue or maybe it’s nerves pushing my lunch back up. My bag, which holds all my possessions, is slung across my body. I look down at the handwritten bill. Tessy’s Cafe. Seven dollars and fifty-three cents. I should have gotten pie, too. Then it would be an even ten. The waitress rounds the corner toward the kitchen, and for three-seconds I wait to make sure she isn’t coming back.

I take off, my sneakers squeaking against the wet floor like an alarm. My shoulder slams into a teenager loitering near the entrance before hitting the door. It swings open, getting caught in the wind and whips against the building with a loud crash.

 I keep my head down as raindrops pelt me like tiny rocks. I sprint past honking cars and parallel parkers, hurdling a small dog, whose incessant yapping sounds like “She’s right here! She ran that way!” I run until I can’t hear yelling anymore, until my lungs burn and my legs feel boneless. I find an alley and slide down against the wall, taking shelter from the rain. No one finds me here and I’m thankful. I wonder how—on top of everything else—I became a thief.

A couple hours later, my clothes are still damp and my shoes squish with every step. I pat down my bag and am thankful that most of the items inside are still dry. There’s a pair of clean socks, some snacks, and a few trinkets I’ve collected on this impromptu trip from hell. No need to worry about a cell phone. It’s probably right where I left it, restored to factory settings and sitting on top of my rarely used kitchen table. God, I miss technology. I miss my music and touch screens and chiming in on biased articles about Microsoft’s latest launch.

Avoiding the highway, I walk through a field of high grass toward the truck stop ahead. My hands skim the top of the grass, each blade tickling my palm. The bright lights lure me in like the insects that buzz around me. There’s a subtle eeriness to these places, especially after dark. The smell of diesel and the purr of generators add to the cold feel of machines and asphalt.

The big rigs are lined up neatly, tucked in for the night. I walk the maze of trucks and trailers, looking for any signs of life. I turn a corner and gasp when I catch a reflection of myself in a clean chrome bumper. Running my hands down my chest, I try to smooth out the damp and wrinkled clothes. Clothes I’ve been living in for weeks. It doesn’t help. My dirty hair is pulled up into a ponytail with my overgrown bangs getting caught in my lashes. My mother would die if she saw me like this.

I push away that hostility and focus on my reflection. No designer clothes, no makeup, and no manicures leave me feeling human again. It reminds me of where we came from, happier times and simpler dreams. My blue eyes look tired and dull reflected in the shiny metal. I’m a mess, and I can’t help but wonder how much more of the unknown I can take.

A husky voice cuts through the night and I turn toward it. Three trucks ahead of me, I spot a bald man leaning against the front of his truck. He’s got an overgrown white beard and rosy cheeks, Santa Claus of the open road. His T-shirt is two sizes too small, hugging his perfectly round belly. There’s an old model cell phone pressed to his ear as he talks quietly. He’s all warm smiles and I bet whoever’s on the other end of that phone call can feel them. I make my approach as he ends his call and sighs into the cool air.

“Starry night,” I say.

“He startles a bit, but nods to agree. He doesn’t give the usual what’s-a-girl-like-you-doing-in-a-place-like-this look.

“It is.”

“You here for the night?” I ask.

“Nope. About to get on the road north. Only got six hours between me and home.”

“Could I get a ride?” My left foot rocks onto its outer edge and flattens again, a nervous habit from childhood.

“I’m not interested in lot lizards,” he says.

“I’m not a prostitute. I just need a ride,” I insist.

His eyebrows slide high on his forehead as he appraises me. “I don’t know. You running from something?”

“Heading to Canada. My dad’s up there.”

“Yes, I’m a liar, too. There’s a long moment of silence. I wonder what he’s debating.

“Are you legal? Over eighteen?”

“Why?”

He’s leering at me and immediately, my defenses are up. I slide my bag behind me so that I can reach my knife, if needed. He quickly raises his hands in surrender and laughs.

 “Don’t get any ideas. I just don’t want to be totin’ juveniles around. I don’t need no trouble.”

“Oh,” I say, relaxing my stance. “Yes, I’m well over eighteen.”

“Alright. Get in. But, I’m only going as far as Tacoma. After that, you’re on your own.”

I bounce on my toes and clap my hands together.

“Thanks! I’ll be no trouble at all. I promise. Quiet as a mouse. You won’t even notice I’m there. The Silent Bob to your Jay.”

“What on earth are you talking about?”

I shrug at him and paste on a charming smile. He nods toward the truck and climbs inside. I hop up in the passenger seat and watch as he presses buttons on a dashboard that could rival a rocket ship.

The inside of the truck is much cleaner than I expected. There’s no smell of dirty socks or leftover food like some of the other trucks I’ve ridden in. A troll doll hangs from the rearview mirror, he’s got blue hair and a gem in his bellybutton. There’s a bobblehead stuck to the middle of the dash, a well-done likeness of the president. Lining the ceiling are various Seattle Seahawks pendants, rosters, and even a foam finger. Tucked next to the speedometer, and in a cup holder, are different photos of the same woman. She’s beautiful, with black hair and kind eyes. There’s something instantly comforting about her.

 She’s pretty,” I say.

He grins and taps the photo on his dash.

“That’s my wife. My only reason for living.”

I settle in, buckling my seatbelt. I ponder his only reason for living. Is it so bad to just float through life without a reason? Maybe I’ve already fulfilled my purpose. The way I see it, I had no choice. I did what had to be done and it led me down this path, one on the run.

When we’re finally in motion, I unwind, kicking up my feet.

“Get your feet off my dash,” he says, reaching over and tapping my shoes with his hand. I drop them to the floor. “Feel free to get some sleep. I’ll wake you when we get there.”

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Saturday, June 8, 2024

Review: When We Lied



When We Lied by Claire Contreras is now live! 

A brand new hockey romance from New York Times Bestselling Author Claire Contreras set in the same world as Until I Get You...

Finneas Alexander Barlow is a walking thirst trap. Tall, hot, and broody. Tousled brown hair, chiseled jaw, alluring green eyes, perfect teeth, well-groomed beard, broad shoulders, and lips good enough to bite. He’d look like a Disney prince if the prince was a broody ahole.

Four years ago, a fated meeting led to an inevitable hook-up. Just one. It’s his rule. One-time hook-ups, no information exchanges, and no repeats. I knew that even before he established his boundaries, and he kept his promise. I hadn’t seen or heard from him since.

A year ago, when tragedy struck, he came back to town and sought me out. Gone was the disarming grin and the innuendos he’d once used to make my knees go weak. Unfortunately, his ire was equally debilitating.

Now he’s back as the face of Fairview’s brand new professional hockey team and he’s looking for answers I don’t have. Finn won’t accept that, though. He’s as determined to uncover my secrets as I am to keep them.

He pushes as hard as I pull. It’s only a matter of time before the rope snaps. Now I can only hope I'm the one left standing.




challenging, dark, emotional, mysterious, sad, tense

Plot- or character-driven? A mix
Strong character development? Yes
Loveable characters? Yes
Diverse cast of characters? Yes
Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

This is a perfect fit for readers who crave a steamy and suspenseful romance with a possessive hero, a dash of mystery, and a strong focus on the emotional intensity of a second-chance love story, all set against the backdrop of the high-stakes world of professional hockey. Get ready to be kept on the edge of your seat!

Content Warnings

Graphic: 

Emotional abuse, Sexual content, Death, Toxic friendship, Kidnapping, Alcohol, Death of parent, Suicide, Fire/Fire injury, Grief, Infidelity, Murder, and Addiction

Moderate: 

Gun violence, Toxic relationship, Cursing, Violence, Stalking, Mental illness, and Panic attacks/disorders

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Drug abuse, Drug use, Vomit, Pregnancy, and Addiction

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Claire Contreras is a New York Times Best Selling Author who traded her psychology degree to write fiction. Don't worry, she still uses her knowledge on every single one of her characters.


She's a breast cancer survivor (x2), who was born in the Dominican Republic, raised in Florida, and currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her husband, two adorable boys, and French bulldog.


Her books range from romantic suspense to contemporary romance and are currently translated in over fifteen languages. When she's not writing, she's usually lost in a book.


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Review: The Accidental Siren

 

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The Accidental Siren by Lexi Blake is now live! 


Joshua Barnes-Fleetwood is the prince of Willow Fork, Texas, but not all is right with his world. He’s the heir to a multimillion-dollar company, has a family he adores, and his best friend at his side. He can’t figure out what is missing until Nicole takes a job at Christa’s Café. The pretty waitress is a mystery he needs to solve. He’s never been so attracted to a woman, and after one night in her company, he’s sure she can handle his needs. Unfortunately, he’s also sure she’s lying to him.


Jared “Grim” Burch found a home with the Barnes-Fleetwood family when he desperately needed one. With support from his newfound family, Grim beat all the odds and became a veterinarian. In Willow Fork, however, there are still people who are suspicious of him and his past. When he sees Nicole, he knows she’s the perfect woman for him and Josh, but he wonders if he has the right to bring her into his sometimes dangerous circle.


For Nicole Mason, Willow Fork is nothing more than a pit stop. Once she can save up the money to fix her car, she’ll do what she’s been doing for the last several years. Run. Framed for her husband’s murder, she can never stop looking over her shoulder. There’s always someone on her trail, and she can’t let them bring her back to the real killer. Getting to know Josh and Grim makes her dream of the life they could have together. If only she could trust them with her secrets.


When their past catches up to them all, they’ll find out that even a small town can be big trouble.



emotional, funny, hopeful, inspiring, mysterious, tense, medium-paced

Plot- or character-driven? A mix
Strong character development? Yes
Loveable characters? Yes
Diverse cast of characters? Yes
Flaws of characters a main focus? No

This is a captivating read for fans of steamy romance, small-town charm, and complex characters, particularly those who enjoy exploring the intricate dynamics of relationships, family, and loyalty, with a dash of mystery and suspense.

Content Warnings

Graphic:

 Blood, Sexual content, Death, Gun violence, Violence, Cursing, Medical content, Murder, and Injury/Injury detail

Moderate: 

Domestic abuse

Tags for me:

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

 

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Monday, April 8, 2024

#NewRelease #DeviantDarlings Snow Awkward-Ish J. Haney S.I. Hayes

 


Snow Awkward-ish

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J. Haney & S.I. Hayes

Contemporary Snowed-in Forced Proximity Rom-Com With an Awkward Meet Cute.

 



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Author Sterling Olivia is about to find a cure for all of her blocks.

Roped into a week-long writer's retreat at Keyhouse, the home of acclaimed Author Stiles Key, Indie Author Sterling Olivia has her reservations, especially when she finds out her best friend and publicist has actually set her up for some locked-in crazy. Unable to leave and with serious imposter syndrome, she’s about to find that all those blocks she’s had in her personal and professional life since the last imposed lockdown are nothing compared to being caught between the sheets with him. As the snow falls can Sterling separate reality from fantasy even as she is being offered the keys to the kingdom?

Note: Originally part of the Snowed-In anthology from Knot Thorne Press.


J. Haney was born and raised in Kentucky. Residing in Greenup County, Kentucky, with her family. Her work tends to lean toward real life, drawing her readers into a world they can get lost inside.

A proud book whore,  she loves books of all genres except horror… She’s a big Chicken! Her excitement, when introduced to a new author, has been likened to a kid in a candy shop. 

S.I. Hayes was born and bred in New England and currently lives in Ohio. Running around Connecticut, she used all of her family and friends as inspiration for her many novels. When not writing, she can be found drawing one of many fabulous book covers or teasers.


Since meeting in 2016, the pair have embarked on the journey of a thousand tales. Keep your eyes open and a fresh pair of panties close by. You know, just in case.


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