mercredi 27 décembre 2017

CAPTIVE BEAUTY by Natasha Knight: ARC Review + Release Blitz

Captive BeautyCaptive Beauty by Natasha Knight
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

He is greedy. He will take it all. He’ll take everything from me . Inside and out, he will own me. Destroy me. Decimate me. And when he’s finished, there will be nothing left of me.


I discovered Natasha Knight's work this year and with each new book, she doesn't cease to amaze me. Disgraced was my favorite so far but Captive Beauty dethroned it.

This standalone is a modern interpretation of Beauty and Beast,  with a mafia / underworld organisation background. 

In order to save her brother, Cilla makes an offer to Kill: he'll own her for the next month. I know, it maybe sounds like déja vu but I absolutely loved the author's approach.

The tone is definitely dark and perfectly balanced. The intensity of the situations, stressful, sometimes hopeless kept me enthralled all along. I couldn't stop reading, needing to know how the story would eventually unfold, and most of all needing to know more about the characters.

Cilla is a strong and witty young woman (personally, my favorite kind of heroines). She faces Kill, a controlling and ruthless boss of the New-York underground. And as intimidating and dominating he is, Cilla fights back and stands for herself (and her brother). She is trapped but still pushes his buttons and defies him every chance she gets.  No need to say, sparks went flying, and even the humiliations didn't break her. 

"As much as I want to hate it, hate his domination, hate my submission, it turns me on."


But there is so much more than it appears! Both are multi layered characters, with back stories that took me by surprise, revealing secrets, and vulnerabilities.

“I’m no hero, not yours . Not anyone’s. I’ve never aspired to be one.”


The storytelling is excellent as ever; fast paced, this book is steamy, explosive, with tender and raw scenes. I highly recommend it to livers of this genre. Enjoy!!!


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Captive Beauty
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Dark Romance


**Brand New Standalone Dark Contemporary Romance by USA Today Bestselling author Natasha Knight. Think Beauty and the Beast twisted in the darkest, dirtiest ways**

Cilla

The Beast had Belle.
Killian Black has me. 
How I got here doesn’t matter, even though he says it does. Says it was my choice. He doesn’t get it, though. It wasn’t ever a choice for me. 
And now, he’s changing the rules. 
The agreement was one month. For thirty days, I’d be his. He’s no longer satisfied with my body alone, though. He wants my soul, too. Wants every part of me. And even though I can pretend I’m safe when I lie beneath him, this man does something to me. Something wicked. 
A thing that will break me. 


Killian

Cilla made the choice. She offered the deal. I just took her up on it. So what if I changed the rules half-way in? I’m not apologizing for it. 
See, Cilla and me, we’re the same. She’s dark. As dark as me. Something happened to her. Something bad. It damaged her. 
But it’s not a hero she seeks. It’s an avenging angel. A dark knight. That, I can do. I’ll slay her dragons, but it’ll cost her, because in return, I want everything. And I’ll take it. 
She’s mine. 


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“I was unable to put this book down, it’s tantalizing and gripping. Another great one by Natasha Knight. 5 stars.”—Carolyn for Book Haven Book Blog

“Dark and sensual, Natasha Knight will make you believe redemption is possible for even the most damaged of souls.” ~ Tarina Deaton, author of Combat Hearts Series

“The storyline and plot are thrilling and stunning! I recommend Captive Beauty to all Ms. Knights’s fans and I highly recommend this book to all those who love dark reads.” - Hanan, Goodreads Reviewer


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.

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mardi 19 décembre 2017

BLOCK PARTY: Rekease Blitz + Review

Block Party (Twin Estates, #3)Block Party by Stylo Fantome
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“I gotta say, Ayumi,” he said, turning her to face him. “I always thought you were a smart girl . But this little idea of having sex with me whenever you want puts you in the category of 'genius'.”


Block Party is perfect if you are in the mood for a sweet, fun and sexy story for your holidays. If you are familiar with the previous 2 installments, you'll be happy to finally get Liam's story, like I was. Although I was mad at him with the way be treated Katya then, I absolutely loved him in Block Party.


In this 3d novel of the Twin Estate series, we follow Liam and Ayumi (Wulf's assistant)  through their secret and bumpy (non-)relationship.


On a short road trip, they'll learn a lot about each other and even more about themselves, and that's the part that I preferred.  Both hide behind their shells (albeit very different ones) their vulnerabilities and insecurities. They  are polar opposites, Liam, the fun, laid-back, playful womanizer, and Ayumi the controlled, uptight, bossy (bitchy) "Ice Queen". Their complex, complicated personalities perfectly complete each other's, though, and the way they evolve was beautifully handled. From fun banter to straight-on lash out, you'll be in for some explosive dialogues! They made me laugh or cringe, sometimes almost scream from frustration.


This is a story about self-worth, friendship and family. You'll meet a lot of characters, most of them known from the other books. I really enjoyed having more of them and at the same time they were those who annoyed me, adding more drama when there was enough for my liking.


Once again well done Stylo Fantôme, I already know that I'll be reading London's story as soon as it will be available!


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Title: Block Party
Series: Twin Estates #3
Author: Stylo Fantôme
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 19, 2017



Blurb

Things you need for a good Block Party:

1. Awesome food

2. Great Music

3. Fun games

4. A secret spot to hook up with your even-more-secret girlfriend.

Liam Edenhoff is a simple creature. He likes women, tacos, and sex. As long as he has those in his life, everything is good. He's finally realizing maybe he's just not cut out for relationships - surely there's got to be a woman out there who'd be okay with roof top margaritas, casual sex, and no attachments.

Enter a new neighbor - one who is allergic to commitment and prefers her sex casual but frequent. She's seen him at his worst and is still willing to play his games, on three conditions - discretion is a must, casual is key, and absolutely no drama. Sounds like the perfect arrangement. What could go wrong?

Famous last words when dealing with neighbors.

This story contains scenes of a graphic sexual nature, multiple uses of coarse language, and more tacos than is healthy or sane to read about. Reader discretion is advised. 

This is the third installment in the Twin Estates series






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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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jeudi 7 décembre 2017

BEHIND THE BARS by Brittainy C. Cherry: Blog Tour

"What is your truth? I'll never tire of Brittainy Cherry's books. With Behind the Bars, her first novel of the Music Street series, she once agin leads her readers through an amazingly written emotional journey. It's a story about friendship, love, family; about guilt, healing, second chances and closure. I loved that  it takes olace in New Orleans, wher music is everywhere. The jazz and soul references give poetry to the book; Coupled with her gracious writing style, worda became magic. I dont know how many quotes I highlighted while reading but It's A LOT. My favorite is Elliott's declaration to Jasmine: “You were, are, and will always be my Jazz. You are every beat, every note, every bar. You are the lyrics, the harmony, and the melody . You were, are, and always will be my favorite song.” Swoon-worthy, don't you think? Only Brittainy Cherry makes me smile and cry in the same sentence. I don't know how she manages to do that it but it requires some serious talent! Elliott and Jasmine are scarred, they dealt with a lot of dramas in their lifes; they are damaged and there are very poignant scenes, but the hope is still everpresent. The road is beautiful and sad, beautifully sad, and I highly recommend you take it along Elliott and Jazz, and TJ who is an out-standing side character. "You’re the music in a mute world," Enjoy, beautifuls! *ARC generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review, thank you!* SBPR-BtBreleaseblitz-BANNER.jpg

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Behind the Bars by Brittainy C. Cherry

Release Date: December 7th, 2017 Genre: Contemporary Romance

When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.

I was the awkward musician, and she was the high school queen.

The only things we had in common were our music and our loneliness.

Something in her eyes told me her smile wasn’t always the truth.

Something in her voice gave me a hope I always wished to find.

And in a flash, she was gone.

Years later, she was standing in front of me on a street in New Orleans.

She was different, but so was I. Life made us colder. Harder. Isolated.

Caged.

Even though we were different, the broken pieces of me recognized the sadness in her.

Now she was back, and I wouldn’t make the mistake of letting her go again.

When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.

When we met again, she was the darkest storm.

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lundi 4 décembre 2017

DEVASTATE (DELIVER #4) by Pam Godwin : Cover Reveal

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Devastate, Book #4 in the Deliver Series

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“What is the price you’re willing to pay?” “Money isn’t an issue.” “I’m not talking about money.”

Tate is on the hunt to find his best friend’s sister. Eleven years ago, Lucia Dias was abducted. Presumed dead. He never met her, so why does he care? Some might call his efforts noble, but his motivation is more perverse, bordering on obsession.

When he follows a chilling lead to Venezuela’s Kidnap Alley, what he finds is neither a corpse nor a captive.

Amid poisonous lies and crippling depravity, the price of love is devastation. And he pays. With his body, his blood, and her life.


Deliver, Book #1

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Deliver2500x1563 His name was Joshua Carter. Now it’s whatever she wants it to be. She is a Deliverer. She lures young men and delivers them to be sold. She delivers the strikes that enforce their obedience. She delivers the sexual training that determines their purchase price. As long as she delivers, the arrangement that protects her family will hold. Delivering is all she knows. The one thing she can’t deliver is a captive from slavery. Until him. And her stubborn slave thinks he can deliver her…from herself.

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Her life is like a prison cell. A self-made, to-hell-with-the-free-world existence that locks from the inside. Stop judging. Her agoraphobia doesn’t define her. It simply keeps her safe. He belongs in a prison cell. The 6x8, make-me-your-bitch variety that locks from the outside. But he’s free. To hunt. To take. To break. And he just found a sexy new toy. Capturing her is the easy part. Her fucked-up mind, however, makes him question everything he does next. But he’s a determined bastard. If all goes his way, this will hurt like hell.


Disclaim, Book #3

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Camila was seventeen when Van Quiso kidnapped her. Ten years after her escape, the shackles refuse to release her. Not while there are still slave traders preying on her city. She will stop at nothing to end them. Even if that means becoming a slave again. Returning to chains is her worst fear—and only option. They won’t know who she is or what she intends to do. She’s prepared for every complication. Except him. The one who decimated her sixteen-year-old heart. Matias is charming, gorgeous, and dangerously seductive. He’s also untrustworthy and enshrouded in secrets. After years of no contact, he finds her—on her knees, wrists bound, in the clutches of her enemy. Will he sabotage her mission by needlessly saving her? Or will he keep her in chains and never let her go?

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Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.

Books by Pam Godwin

Tangled Lies Series ONE IS A PROMISE (#1) - FREE TWO IS A LIE (#2) THREE IS A WAR (#3)

Deliver Series DELIVER (#1) - FREE VANQUISH (#2) DISCLAIM (#3)

Trilogy of Eve HEART OF EVE - FREE DEAD OF EVE (#1) BLOOD OF EVE (#2) DAWN OF EVE (#3)

Stand-alones DARK NOTES BENEATH THE BURN DIRTY TIES INCENTIVE

TAKEN (DARK LEGACY DUET #1) by Natasha Knight: Cover Reveal

Title: Taken Series: Dark Legacy Duet #1 Author: Natasha Knight Genre: Dark Romance Cover Design: Jay Aheer Photo: Eric D...