jeudi 26 avril 2018

HOLD ME (COLLATERAL #2) by L.P. Lovell:Release Blitz + Review

Hold Me (Collateral Book 2)Hold Me by L.P. Lovell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If I wasn't already in love with Rafael, I would have fallen for him thanks to HOLD ME, the second installment in L.P Lovell 's Collateral series. 

He was simply perfect for Anna. Patient,  tender and so respectful of her and the demons she faces, he shows an endearing personality. Oh, don't get me wrong, you'll totally see what the ruthless cartel boss is capable of!


Anna's state of mind is amazingly captured. I absolutely loved the alternating  of strength and vulnerabiltily, hopelessness and resilience that battle in her head. Seeing her make progresses and fight to heal was beautiful and squeezed my heart.


Hold Me quite surprised me with a degree of darkness  I didn't expect. It's raw, violent, desperate with a clever approach, twists I never saw coming.

The psychological part was difficult because it seemed very real.  

The second surpise was the timeline (that I had totally wrong); the way it blends with Nero and Una's story, completing it and adding another dimension to it was so thrilling!


As you have understood by now, I completely love that emotional ride, the captivating plot led by a magnificent duo of imperfect characters that will undoubtedly stick with me. I might have cursed the author by the end, but it was for the best and I hope we won't have to wait too long for the next book!!!


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Hold Me, the second book in the Collateral Series by LP Lovell is NOW LIVE!

   

I’m a former slave. The sister of death. Collateral.

He’s a bad man. A cartel boss— and my everything. I thought I was done being someone’s toy, but I was so very wrong. Safety is nothing more than a premise in my world, and it seems my own sister can’t be trusted. Loyalties will be tested, and even my big bad wolf might not be able to save me this time.

A priceless pawn. A knight in blood stained armor. A love worthy of any sacrifice.

Hate me or hold me?

 

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About LP LOVELL

Lauren Lovell is an indie author from England. She suffers from a total lack of brain to mouth filter and is the friend you have to explain before you introduce her to anyone, and apologize for afterwards. She's a self confessed shameless pervert, who may be suffering from slight peen envy.

 

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lundi 23 avril 2018

SERGIO (Benedetti Brothers #3) by Natasha Knight: Review + Release Blitz

Sergio: a Dark Mafia RomanceSergio: a Dark Mafia Romance by Natasha Knight
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Darlin’ Darlin’ Darlin’ Why don’t you sleep at night?” ~ Houndmouth, “Darlin’”


Sergio!!!! As I'm typing that review I'm trying to keep my emotions in check because you don't want to know what happens in that story. YOU. DON'T. WANT.

But OMG, guys!!!!


If you're familiar with the Benedetti brothers, you obviously know who Sergio is. If not, Sergio is where you can start.... good luck, haha...


That book is brilliant is its execution and its storyline. Totally captivating, with characters who are going to take you into their world, share with you their deepest fears and hopes and desires.

Natalie is your "regular" girl, she could be me or you, simply a student at the "Wrong place. Wrong time." You can call it bad luck, or destiny. I think she and Sergio simply were meant to be. And because she is innocent, far from all that cruel mafia world, she is very easy to relate to. I loved that she fights him and speaks her mind in spite of Sergio's intimidating persona. First son of the Benedetti family Sergio is meant to succeed his father. He is ruthless, violent but fair. As the story unfolds, the more we learn about him and the complexity of his life, the more I succumbed to him. He is perfect.


Reading Sergio was like witnessing the most intimate scenes between him and Nat. Raw, painful, almost violent but honest and conveying so much beauty, I found here some of the best scenes I have ever read. There was poetry in the tragedy.


Fast paced, with some action scenes, that book gripped my heart and my belly from the start, only to leave me a true mess by the end. The weigh of the mafia life was tangible, with its implications and threats, the need for protection and the urgency to live and to love. It was pure magic; Thank you Natasha for writing the book that satisfies the need of closure we all had after the first two books.


"Mine. No matter what. Remember?"

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Title: Sergio: A Dark Mafia Romance
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: April 23, 2018



Blurb

I’m the first-born son of the mafia king. The favorite. Destined to rule, I’m a dangerous man, a ruthless one. But in my world, you have to be.

Then Natalie stumbles into my life. Wrong place. Wrong time.

Twice, fate put her in my path.
Twice, fate placed the innocent lamb at the mercy of the monster.

I gave her a chance to walk away. Told her it would be better for her if she did.
But she didn’t listen.
And now it’s too late.
Because I’m not good. I never wanted to be. And I won’t let her go anymore. See, I’m not the hero. When I touch her, it’s with dirty hands.

I know my reckoning is coming though. I know I’ll burn for the things I’ve done, the sins I’ve committed. And I don’t deny hell is where I belong, but I want my time first. I want my time with her.

She’s mine.
Forever.
No matter what.

Author’s Note: Sergio: a Dark Mafia Romance is an intensely emotional, steamy and dark standalone romance set in the Benedetti Brothers Mafia world. Be prepared: this is not a traditional romance.







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


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samedi 14 avril 2018

SERGIO by Natasha Knight: Cover Reveal




Title: Sergio: A Dark Mafia Romance
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Romance
Cover Design: PopKitty Design
Release Date: April 23, 2018



Blurb

I’m the first-born son of the mafia king. The favorite. Destined to rule, I’m a dangerous man, a ruthless one. But in my world, you have to be.

Then Natalie stumbles into my life. Wrong place. Wrong time.

Twice, fate put her in my path.
Twice, fate placed the innocent lamb at the mercy of the monster.

I gave her a chance to walk away. Told her it would be better for her if she did.
But she didn’t listen.
And now it’s too late.
Because I’m not good. I never wanted to be. And I won’t let her go anymore. See, I’m not the hero. When I touch her, it’s with dirty hands.

I know my reckoning is coming though. I know I’ll burn for the things I’ve done, the sins I’ve committed. And I don’t deny hell is where I belong, but I want my time first. I want my time with her.

She’s mine.
Forever.
No matter what.

Author’s Note: Sergio is a steamy, dark standalone romance set in the Benedetti Mafia world.







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


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jeudi 12 avril 2018

ONE GOOD MAN by Emma Scott: Cover Reveal

    It’s spring, 1970. The Vietnam War has been raging for years with no end in sight. Janey Martin, a California college student and aspiring journalist is tired of writing puff pieces about her university men’s sports teams. She wants to be taken seriously as a journalist and as a woman. With riots at their doorstep, her wealthy father sends Janey to the Sorbonne in Paris to finish her college education away from the chaos. Janey is reluctant to leave the Big Story that is Vietnam, but vows to prove herself. Much to her dismay, her first assignment is to interview the hotshot star forward of a local soccer team. Janey is sure Adrien Rousseau is going to be like every other playboy jock she’s ever dealt with, but quickly learns there is much more to Adrien than meets the eye. The mysterious, sexy footballer just might be the biggest story of Janey’s life.     ADD TO GOODREADS SIGN UP FOR LIVE RELEASE ALERT     Emma Scott is a bestselling author of emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy thoughtful, realistic stories with diverse characters and kind-hearted heroes, you will enjoy my novels. NEWSLETTER | FACEBOOK | WEBSITE | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK READER GROUP | AMAZON PAGE

HOLD ME by L.P. Lovell: Cover Reveal

 

Hold Me, the second book in LP Lovell’s Emotional Collateral Series is releasing April 26th!

   

I’m a former slave. The sister of death. Collateral.

He’s a bad man. A cartel boss— and my everything. I thought I was done being someone’s toy, but I was so very wrong. Safety is nothing more than a premise in my world, and it seems my own sister can’t be trusted. Loyalties will be tested, and even my big bad wolf might not be able to save me this time.

A priceless pawn. A knight in blood stained armor. A love worthy of any sacrifice.

Hate me or hold me?

 

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About LP LOVELL

Lauren Lovell is an indie author from England. She suffers from a total lack of brain to mouth filter and is the friend you have to explain before you introduce her to anyone, and apologize for afterwards. She's a self confessed shameless pervert, who may be suffering from slight peen envy.

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DISGRACE by Brittainy C. Cherry: Cover Reveal

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Disgrace, an all-new emotional standalone from Brittainy C. Cherry is coming April 26th and we have the gorgeous new cover!

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Disgrace by Brittainy C. Cherry

Release Date: April 26th, 2018 Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: QuirkyBird Designs

Photographer: Rafa Garcia

Model: Christian Balic

Synopsis:

Each day I prayed for my husband to love me again.

After seventeen years together, he walked away from me, and into the arms of another.

I didn’t know how to cope. I didn’t know my worth. I didn’t know how to exist without him by my side.

All I wanted was for him to come back to me.

Then, Jackson Emery appeared.

He was supposed to be a distraction for my mind. A summer fling. A confidence boost to my bruised heart.

We were perfect for one another, because we both knew we wouldn’t last. Jackson didn’t believe in commitment, and I no longer believed in love. He was too young for me, and I was too damaged for him.

Everything was fine, until one night my heart skipped a beat.

I didn’t expect him to make me laugh. To make me think. To make my sadness somewhat disappear.

When our time was up, my heart didn’t know how to walk away.

Each day I prayed for my husband to love me again, yet slowly my prayers began to shift toward the man who wasn’t right for me.

I prayed for one more smile, one more kiss, one more laugh, one more touch…

I prayed for him to be mine.

Even though I knew his heart wasn’t destined to love.

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mardi 10 avril 2018

INTREPID by Keri Lake: ARC Review, Release Blitz and Blog tour

Intrepid (A Vigilantes Spinoff)Intrepid by Keri Lake
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Woohoo what a ride! Hop onto that crazy train for a thrill that's going to leave you in a puddle on the floor!

I'm utterly in love (and love is putting it mildly)  with Keri Lake's work. Her characters, her storyline, her writing style and last but definitely not least the atmosphere of Interpid, once again blew my mind.

Sera and Ty are fantastic. So easy to relate to, although they have such complex and damaged personalities. 
Sera, is endearing: innocent, strong and smart,  she is a resilient young woman who stands up for herself and braves her deepest fears in order to help those she cares for. She is caught in the middle of a revenge war she has no idea about, and Ty, the only person to make her feel alive and who offers her the distraction she so badly needs, might also be the only person who's going to ruin her.
"Like light and dark, fire and water, the moon and the sun trying to come together. We didn’t mix."
He is ruthless, really, does Sera even have a choice when it comes to Ty? His game is merciless, his charming ways and his intrepid activities certainly caught Sera off gard. The mystery that surrounds him is intriguing!  I felt and fell for him, moved by demons that haunt him.
“You’re the knife in my skin tonight. The temporary pain that’ll make me forget everything else."

Dark, raw, sad, sometimes chilling, the story is perfectly balanced with sweet and exciting moments; Intrepid is about love, promises, and more than that, family.  It's a whirlwind of emotions, leaping from hot to cold, a play of pull and push that's wonderfully addicting and send you reeling out of your comfort zone. 

I'd like to finish by telling you how magnificent the Detroit Keri depicts in her books is. I probably will never visit it (well except for it's airport in a few weeks but I digress) but that I've come to love it thanks to the artistic vision of the author. She has a gift for taking the readers to places (usually decaying places) that exist and for making you feel their souls, for making you see the beautiful in the broken, usually thanks to extreme activities, (that you definitely need to research as well)! The feeling of being immersed into her world and her words is strong. You not only read a splendid story but you feel like you're a part of it. Thank you for the experience, it's one one the best feelings ever!!!!

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Today we have the blog tour for Keri Lake’s INTREPID. We are so excited to share this new release with you! Grab your copy today!

Title: Intrepid

Author: Keri Lake

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Intrepid:

In the corner house of an empty street, there is a boy inside a box. In that boy, there lives a secret, one so dark, it’s sealed with locks. Nearly ten years have passed since the night I was captured. Tricked and betrayed, I suffered the hours of brutal torment with death’s cold whisper across my skin. And when the nameless faces that haunted my nightmares took everything and everyone I loved, I feared I’d never be free of the darkness. But that's the thing about fear. Over time, it breeds anger, and when anger fills the box, vengeance bleeds out. It's been almost a decade since I escaped their hell, staying in the shadows, hiding my demons, and God help them now that I've tasted retribution and crave more of it. Blood is the price for pain, and I vow to take everything and everyone they love. I’m no longer a frightened boy, but the intrepid vigilante, a ruthless executioner, who will stop at nothing to punish the depraved few that stole my life and walked free. The plan is perfect, except for her. The one woman I'm forbidden to have, whose soothing touch settles my fractured mind. My angel of mercy sent to silence the voices. Yet, not even she can save me from the black void wherein my skeletons lie buried beneath the truth. Because in order to feed my thirst for revenge, I have to destroy the very thing that gives me purpose. Tooth for a tooth, heart for a heart.

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About Keri Lake:

Keri Lake is a dark romance writer who specializes in demon wrangling, vengeance dealing and wicked twists. Her stories are gritty, with antiheroes that walk the line of good and bad, and feisty heroines who bring them to their knees. When not penning books, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters, and their rebellious Labrador (who doesn’t retrieve a damn thing). She runs on strong coffee and alternative music, loves a good red wine, and has a slight addiction to dark chocolate.

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vendredi 6 avril 2018

INTREPID (A VIGILANTES SPINOFF) by Keri Lake: ARC Review

Intrepid (A Vigilantes Spinoff)Intrepid by Keri Lake
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Woohoo what a ride! Hop up in that crazy train for a thrill that's going to leave you in a puddle on the floor!


I'm utterly in love (and love is putting it midly)  with Keri Lake's work. Her characters, her storyline, her writing style and last but definitely not least the atmosphere of Interpid, once again blew my mind.


Sera and Ty are fantastic. So easy to relate to, although they have such complex and damaged personalities. 

Sera, is endearing: innocent, strong and smart,  she is a resilient young woman who stands up for herself and braves her deeper fears in order to help those she cares for. She is caught in the middle of a revenge war she has no idea about, and Ty, the only person to make her feel alive and who offers her the distraction she so badly needs, might also be the only person who's going to ruin her.

"Like light and dark, fire and water, the moon and the sun trying to come together. We didn’t mix."

He is ruthless, really, does Sera even has a choice when it comes to Ty? His game is merciless, his charming ways and his intrepid activities certainly caught Sera off gard. The mystery that surrounds him is intriguing!  I felt and fell for him, moved by demons that haunt him.

“You’re the knife in my skin tonight. The temporary pain that’ll make me forget everything else."


Dark, raw, sad, sometimes chilling, the story is perfectly balanced with sweet and exciting moment; Intrepid is about love, promises, and more than that, family.  It's a whirlwind of emotions, leaping from hot to cold, a play of pull and push that's wonderfully addicting and send you reeling out if your comfort zone. 


I'd like to finish telling you how magnificent the Detroit Keri depaints in her books is. It's a city I don't know, and probably will never visit (well except for it's airport in a few weeks but I disgress) but that I've come to research thanks to the artistic vision of the author. She has a gift for taking the readers to places (usually decaying places) that exist and for making you feel their souls, for making you see the beautiful in the broken, usually thanks to extreme activities, (that you definitely need to research as well)! The feeling of being immersed into her world and her words is strong. You not only read a splendid story but you feel like you're a part of it. Thank you for the experience, it's one one the best feelings ever!!!!



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jeudi 5 avril 2018

HAVOC by Debra Anastasia : Release Blitz



Animal told you to stay ready. And you did. He’s here for you, sweetness.

The sexy best friend from MERCY has his own STAND ALONE Romantic Suspense novel.

Please enjoy the very short .99¢ release price. It will go up soon.

He’s coming at you, Sweetness. Stay ready.



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BLURB:

I named myself. I took the word Animal out of their mouths, wore it like a badge of honor then shoved it down their throats. I’ve fought for what I have. I see you coming, before you even know you want a piece of me. In a city riddled with warring families, I’ll rise up between them. My people, the broken souls I gather will have power by the time I’m done with them.

I protect mine.

Him. My brother, Nix.

Her. The girl that is the only home I’ve ever had. She knows me.

I’m coming at you, Sweetness. Stay ready.




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Reviews: “I love this story. Just like MERCY it's unconventional and different, and such an incredibly special tale of loss, love and hope.” Helena Hunting NYT Bestseller

“Animal and T individually were great characters. Their strength, their power, their loyalty. Animal was a magnetic personality and T was a total bada**. But together they were... Everything.” Nerdy, Dirty and Flirty Book Blog

“Fast-paced and unpredictable, Debra Anastasia wreaked havoc on my heart in the best way possible. Havoc is suspenseful, hot, and fearless–a total must read!” - Steph Nuss, author of the Love in the City series

Havoc blew my mind! T blew my mind. This book was raw, beautiful, and a forever recommendation from me. -- Tijan NYT Bestselling author




HAVOC by Debra Anastasia: ARC Review

HavocHavoc by Debra Anastasia
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"Love was pain where I was from. And I was in so much love I wanted to die."


I've been waiting for Animal's story since I finished MERCY a few months ago, and Debra Anastasia delivered a story that I devoured in no time!


Just like with Becca and Nix's story, I loved the atmosphere of this spin-off. It's dark, but not as dark as you might imagine. It's dangerous, exciting, sad and sometimes hugly, definitely compelling.


HAVOC is about family ties: the family you have, the family you deserve and the family you build. It is about love: T and Animal's is the kind of a lifetime. They met when they were only kids, the storytelling going back and forth between then and now, the flashbacks intertwined with the present, giving a really enjoyable pace. Their love grew slowly but strongly, from friends to lovers, they are each other's match. When life interfers through tragedies, for T, the little homeless girl and Animal, the little foster kids, happiness is a long bumpy ride away.


I have been agreeably surprised by the characters personalities, with T, totally badass, and such an endearing young woman! She is selfless, strong, determined and ...lethal. She can take care of herself and of her loved ones. And when I say LOVE, it's a loaded word since she claims she "loves only once", which is beautiful. Kind, charming, animal radiates, people simply like him. I loved his dual persona, the "business" partner, ruthless and resolute, and the sweet friend he can be as well. Not to mention his incredible abilities in the bedroom ;)... I've been  a little mad at him for not seeing what was, has been, right under his nose until it was almost too late but he certainly made up for that! 


Gritty, raw and noneless sweet, Havoc, along the same lines as Mercy, is definitely the kind of thrilling  journey that I enjoy. If you like a strong family / tribe vibe with some action and a healthy dose of emotion, don't wait any longer! Happy reading!


"My ghost. My angel. My warrior. My T."



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DIRTY HEADLINES by L.J. Shen: Cover Reveal

"I laughed, I swooned, I sighed, I smiled and cheered for these two lonely souls. By far one of my favorite books of 2018!"- K...