mardi 15 octobre 2019

DAMAGE (COLLATERAL DAMAGE #2) by Natasha Knight: ARC Review

DamageDamage by Natasha Knight
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Welcome back to Sicilia, to Gabriela and Stefan's stormy story, for the second opus of the Collateral Damage duet. Take a deep breath, settle comfortably into your favorite book nook, the story starts off where it ended in the last installment. Remember?

Fast paced, Damage is a book I couldn't put down. From the first page, I found myself swept up by  Stefan's mercurial behavior and Gabriela's emotional turmoil.

Caught in the whirlwind of their responsabilities, the young woman and the ruthless mafioso have to make choices, all the while navigating the trusts, deceptions, betrayals. But choosing can prove to be tricky when you are surrounded by to much opacity.
"Out of the frying pan and into the fire."

Stefan had me on the edge of my seat all along, while Gabriela's sadness felt like a punch in my gut. It was so easy to relate to her stress, her constant fight. What felt the most heart wrenching, though, was her loneliness and her despair. The author amazingly captured the helplessness of her heroine when facing Stefan, perfect anti-hero, that I loved hating, and then fell for!
"One heroic act does not a hero make.”

Angsty, edgy, the heavy atmosphere of Damage utterly gripped me. 

Enjoy, my friends!

I VOLUNTARILY REVIEWED AN ARC COPY OF THIS BOOK. THANK YOU!!!

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Title: Damage
An Arranged Marriage Mafia Romance
Series: Collateral Damage Duet #2
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: October 15, 2019



Blurb

We’re a match made in hell, Stefan and I.

He took me to exact his revenge. I went from being a pawn to my father to being a pawn to Stefan. The only difference is I have a ring the size of a boulder on my finger and a husband I don’t want.

And the hardest part is I thought he was different. I thought I was falling in love.

I guess my father was right. I’m not a very smart girl.

Stefan is powerful man. He doesn’t play nice, not if you’re his enemy. But I have learned one thing about my husband.  

He takes care of what’s his.
And I am his.

His enemies have become my enemies, but he’ll never let anyone hurt me. He’s fiercely protective. It’s the predator inside that scares me.







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lundi 30 septembre 2019

Every Minute I Love You (EMILY, Tomb of Ashen Tears #3): ARC Review

Every Minute I Love You (A Tomb of Ashen Tears, #3)Every Minute I Love You by Kailee Reese Samuels
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"The world we live in doesn’t make sense. And the harder we try to make it fit, the less it does."


PHE.NO.ME.NAL. It all starts with the name of this third installment of the Tomb of Ashen Tears series. How perfect is it? Brilliantly so.


The tone, completely renewed, maybe less tormented than Famous Last Words',  surprised me. Clearly, the inspiration and creativity of Mrs Samuels knows no limit. Anticipation drove me crazy, as I kept wondering how things would turn out in this opus.

The maddening pace rendered me breathless. Action dances with emotions in an incredible intensity. 
Sensuality flirts with poetry. Add in the mix the most gruesome scenes then, you'll experience the magic of the author's universe.

I smiled. I cried. I laughed, truly laughed. I feared for them, and was scared by them. I screamed as I got nervous. (And at the same time so excited!)

As much as I wanted to rush into the story, starving for more, always more, I eventually ended up savoring, sipping every hint, information, revelation. Every word counts, nothing is left to chance. KRS' Shibari saga reached a new degree of intricacy, the bigger picture being more beautiful than ever.


EMILY is about making decisions, and owning the choices. More mature, with a determination that won't falter, Sal and his tribe grow up, deadly and formidable . *insert grins here*
Lines will be drawn, blood will be shed. In that ever changing game, where dynamics constantly shift, betrayal stings. Still, ties are reinforced.
"We keep moving. We do not draw attention to ourselves. We just keep going. And we do not quit."

Thanks to a striking realism, I felt like I was in Sal's head. Loving, hurting, raging along with him. That guy's imperfections only made me fall for him a little more (who knew it was even possible at this point!).
"I am trained for this. But fuck if it ain’t hard some days."

My favorite triangle Deacon/Sal/Iris set me on fire.  Through meaningful and touching scenes, they developed an intimacy, a passion, an acceptance I loved witnessing. Their love in the  is simply epic.
"And this is how we talk to fucking God. And this is how we survive. And how together, we thrive."


Grab your copy, lovely people, let yourself be captivated by Sal's world and KRS' words. In this dark mafia read, enjoy the bouncy ride, the twisted journey. Hang on tight or just let yourself go. It. Is. So. Good!


“Be brave. Be strong. Be unapologetically in fucking love with me. Because I love you more than words.”


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lundi 23 septembre 2019

COLLATERAL by Natasha Knight: Arc Review & Release Blitz

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COLLATERAL: An Arranged Marriage Mafia Romance by Natasha Knight Release Date: September 23rd

 

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46900176-collateral

   

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Blurb: Gabriela

Stefan Sabbioni showed up uninvited in my bedroom on my sixteenth birthday. He stood in the shadows smelling of whiskey and death and wrapped a broken, blood-crusted necklace around my neck. I thought he’d strangle me with it.

That night, he left a message for my father. He said he’d be back to take something precious.

 I never delivered that message, though. I wonder if things would be different if I had because now, two years later, he’s back. And he’s not hiding in any shadows. 

He’s come to make good on his promise.

He’s back to take that something precious.

Me. 

Stefan

Marchese is the manipulator of my family’s tragedy. I won’t just bring him to his knees. I’ll bury him for what he did.

Taking his daughter is only the beginning. I’ll do it knowing I’m starting a war. I’ll do it knowing my enemies will become his allies. They’ll stop at nothing to destroy me and he’ll stop at nothing to get her back.

I’ve never shied away from war, though. I’m not one to play nice and I don’t share my toys. I’ll demolish you if you touch what’s mine. 

And she is most definitely mine.

   

About the Author: USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, Natasha Knight specializes in dark, tortured heroes. Happily-Ever-Afters are guaranteed, but she likes to put her characters through hell to get them there. She’s evil like that.

Connect w/Natasha:  Website: https://natasha-knight.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/natashaknightauthor

lundi 16 septembre 2019

COLLATERAL by Natasha Knight: EXCERPT REVEAL

 

COLLATERAL: An Arranged Marriage Mafia Romance by Natasha Knight Release Date: September 23rd

 

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46900176-collateral

   

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Blurb: Gabriela

Stefan Sabbioni showed up uninvited in my bedroom on my sixteenth birthday. He stood in the shadows smelling of whiskey and death and wrapped a broken, blood-crusted necklace around my neck. I thought he’d strangle me with it.

That night, he left a message for my father. He said he’d be back to take something precious.

 I never delivered that message, though. I wonder if things would be different if I had because now, two years later, he’s back. And he’s not hiding in any shadows. 

He’s come to make good on his promise.

He’s back to take that something precious.

Me. 

Stefan

Marchese is the manipulator of my family’s tragedy. I won’t just bring him to his knees. I’ll bury him for what he did.

Taking his daughter is only the beginning. I’ll do it knowing I’m starting a war. I’ll do it knowing my enemies will become his allies. They’ll stop at nothing to destroy me and he’ll stop at nothing to get her back.

I’ve never shied away from war, though. I’m not one to play nice and I don’t share my toys. I’ll demolish you if you touch what’s mine. 

And she is most definitely mine.

   

Excerpt: “Turn around, Gabriela.” 

She turns. 

I look at her, at the exposed expanse of flawless skin. Flawless but for those marks I know are hidden by the silky material of the dress. 

The straps of the dress are thin, spaghetti straps. The patterned deep blue falls to just above her knees. 

When I look up, I meet her gaze in the mirror. She’s unblinking. On alert. 

I’m not an inexperienced man, but there’s something about this petulant, defiant girl, my unwilling bride-to-be because when I shift my gaze down again, down to the naked skin of her back, to the curve of her spine and swell of her hips, my cock stirs.

I reach out, touch the silk, push it wider so I see more of her. 

“What—” 

“Don’t move.”

 I run my knuckles softly over her warm skin, feel the goosebumps rise as I trail my hand down, then up again, fingertips light along each vertebra. When I reach her hair, I lift the mass of it, feel the weight as I set it over her shoulder. It’s not long, it was once, but it’s not anymore. Just a little past her shoulders. But still, to see it like this, the dark, sleek mass soft over one shoulder, her back more fully exposed, it awakens something inside me. A thing that wants to claim. To mark as my own.

 I lean down, bring my mouth to the curve of her neck and meet her eyes as I kiss it. 

Her breathing is shallow, and she watches me as I run the scruff of my jaw along the line of her shoulder then back. She shudders and I inhale her scent, kiss the curve again, opening my mouth this time to taste her, to bite, just a little. To hear her breath catch as she gasps and to watch her eyes darken as the pupils dilate. 

I run my fingers down the length of her arms, lightly circle her wrists because she’s going to fight me in a minute.

 “You said something the other night, Gabriela. Something about putting my mark on you.” 

I was right. She tries to pull free but I tighten my hold on her. 

“Let me go, Stefan.” 

“No.” 

“Please, just—” 

“You were right. Your body is mine. But thing is, I want the rest too. Your mind. Your past. Your secrets. Your soul. I’ll take it all.

   

About the Author: USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, Natasha Knight specializes in dark, tortured heroes. Happily-Ever-Afters are guaranteed, but she likes to put her characters through hell to get them there. She’s evil like that.

Connect w/Natasha:  Website: https://natasha-knight.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/natashaknightauthor Twitter: https://twitter.com/NatashaKnight13 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/natashaknight13/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/natashaknight13/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6478732.Natasha_Knight Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/natasha-knight Amazon: https://amzn.to/2DWdlEu NL Signup: http://bit.ly/29q3s4b  

 

mercredi 11 septembre 2019

EVERY MINUTE I LOVE YOU (A TOMB OF ASHEN TEARS) by Kailee Samuels: Cover Reveal

Title: Every Minute I Love You
Series: A Tomb of Ashen Tears #3
Author: Kailee Reese Samuels
Genre: Dark Romance/Psychological Thriller/Mafia/BDSM
Release Date: October 1, 2019
She is the heir to a forbidden fortune. 
He is the only son of a mafia family.
With the criminal underworld hot on their tail, Sal Raniero hid his true love, Iris Nakamura, far away from the violence. With her narrowly escaping their crosshairs, he manipulated the system to work in their favor, but with his father arranging his marriage to another woman, Sal and Iris are quickly running out of time.
The invitations are sent. The cake is ordered. The gown is fit. 
The couple is mismatched, flawed from the beginning. 
And someone is bound to be hurt.
In the third book of a Tomb of Ashen Tears, choice becomes the invisible obstacle Sal and Iris must both overcome. 
Believing in their precious intimacy, Iris must decide how much blood she will shed for the man she loves. Inching closer to an unwanted future, Sal must choose between fighting the will of his family or flying with the desire of his heart.
  
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lundi 9 septembre 2019

COLLATERAL by Natasha Knight: COVER REVEAL

 

COLLATERAL: An Arranged Marriage Mafia Romance by Natasha Knight Release Date: September 23rd

 

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46900176-collateral

       

PRE-ORDER TODAY!! Amazon Coming Soon! Apple Book: https://apple.co/2XMlNBU B&N: http://bit.ly/2NSYdyP Kobo: http://bit.ly/2ZJ9bIW

     

Blurb: Gabriela

Stefan Sabbioni showed up in my bedroom on my sixteenth birthday. Uninvited, he stood in the shadows smelling of whiskey and death and wrapped a broken, blood-crusted necklace around my neck.

I thought he’d strangle me with it.

That night, he left a message for my father. He said he’d be back to take something precious.

I never delivered that message, though. I wonder if things would be different if I had because now, two years later, he’s back. And he’s not hiding in any shadows.

He’s come to make good on his promise. He’s back to take that something precious. Me.

Stefan

Marchese is the manipulator of my family’s tragedy. I won’t just bring him to his knees. I’ll bury him for what he did.

Taking his daughter is only the beginning. I’ll do it knowing I’m starting a war. I’ll do it knowing my enemies will become his allies. They’ll stop at nothing to destroy me and he’ll stop at nothing to get her back.

I’ve never shied away from war, though. I’m not one to play nice and I don’t share my toys. I’ll demolish you if you touch what’s mine.

And she is most definitely mine.

       

About the Author: USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, Natasha Knight specializes in dark, tortured heroes. Happily-Ever-Afters are guaranteed, but she likes to put her characters through hell to get them there. She’s evil like that.

Connect w/Natasha: Website: https://natasha-knight.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/natashaknightauthor Twitter: https://twitter.com/NatashaKnight13 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/natashaknight13/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/natashaknight13/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6478732.Natasha_Knight Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/natasha-knight Amazon: https://amzn.to/2DWdlEu NL Signup: http://bit.ly/29q3s4b

   

mercredi 28 août 2019

WHAT WE DO IN THE LIGHT by Stylo Fantôme: Cover Reveal




Title: What We Do in the Light
Series: Day to Night Duet #2
Author: Stylo Fantôme
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotic Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Release Date: September 16, 2019



Blurb

Just one month ago, Valentine O'Dell got her heart ripped out – yet another problem to add to her rapidly growing list. Between fighting to bring her sick grandmother home, searching for a new apartment after being evicted, and trying to figure out how exactly she's going to pay for everything, she doesn't have time to cry over a broken heart.

Then Ari Sharapov walks back in and tries to solve everything.

Ari may have gained a little more control in his life, but there's still one area he doesn't have a grip on – Valentine refuses to believe anything he says. Gone is the girl who wanted someone to take care of her, and in her place is a woman who's willing to take everything he has to offer, but without giving anything of herself in return. He's used to fighting battles in a courtroom, but convincing her of his feelings will be his biggest struggle yet.

Maybe it's time for this relationship to be brought to light.






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Crazy woman from a remote location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since ... forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball - I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I'm clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.

I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don't trust anyone who doesn't drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there's your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair - both a curse and a blessing - and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can't understand me.

Yeah. I think that about sums me up.


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DAMAGE (COLLATERAL DAMAGE #2) by Natasha Knight: ARC Review

Damage by Natasha Knight My rating: 5 of 5 stars Welcome back to Sicilia, to Gabriela and Stefan's stormy story, for the second opus ...