vendredi 27 juillet 2018

THE PROTÉGÉ by Brianna Hale: Release Blitz &Reveiew

The ProtégéThe Protégé by Brianna Hale
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Brianna Hale is another new-to-me author whose universe I loved. In The Protégé she explores the taboo feelings of Lazlo, conductor of the Royal London Symphony Orchestra, and Isabeau, who has been his protégé since she was 8 years old. 

The blurb and the cover, drew me in but the justesse of the tone, the characterization, and the finesse of the feelings were utterly enticing. 


The tone is dark and intriguing, passionate and wistful. The what-ifs and guilt, although ever-present, were perfectly balanced; both of the hero and heroine were consumed by their conflicted emotions. 


The story is told from both point of views, with flaskbacks revealing their encounter, the way they came to live together and how their relationship and feelings little by little grew into something else, ...something more, ...something so undeniably right.

The taboo equally intrigued and scared me but it never cross the line, thanks to the author's tasteful writing. The intensity and anticipation between Isabeau and Lazlo is seizing, exploring his dominant, strict and stern personality and her submissive, eager to please and perfectionist persona. They beautifully complete each other; I absolutely loved the indulgence Lazlo shows and their mutual respect.


The erotism of this story is one I haven't encountered in a while. The author played with the musical  universe, the senses; the sensuality of the sight, sound and touch gave an incredible reality that enhanced the experience. Enjoy, ladies!


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Title: The Protégé
Author: Brianna Hale
Genre: Taboo Romance
Release Date: July 27, 2018



Blurb

He’s always protected me since I was eight years old, the neglected girl he took off the street and raised as his own. Laszlo can feel what music needs instinctively. He can tell what I need.

My world shattered the night of my eighteenth birthday and he still hasn’t forgiven me for what I did. I’m not asking him to love me, touch me, take me to bed. What I want goes deeper than that and I have to say this out loud because it’s one thing that music won’t be able to tell him.

I want what only Laszlo can give me. I want to be his protégé again. And this time, I’m going to be so good for him.

Yes, maestro.

Yes, sir.

Yes, daddy.







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Author Bio

There's nothing Brianna Hale likes more than a large, stern alpha male with a super-protective and caring streak, and when she's not writing about them she can usually be found with a book, a cocktail, planning her next trip to a beautiful location or attending the theatre. She believes that pink and empowerment aren’t mutually exclusive, and everyday adventures are possible. Brianna lives in London. 


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STILL YOUR MASTER (NOT EVEN DEATH #2) by B.B. Blaque: review

STILL YOUR MASTER

 (NOT EVEN DEATH #2)

By B.B. BLAQUE


"With their help she hadn’t fallen—she could soar!" 


As you may know,...or not...I don't reread my books, like ever, but this time I desperately needed more of Blaze!!!


The story starts off a few days after the end of Eternally Your Master. Calico has learned her first lesson: she could still live and find purpose in life in spite of Markus (her husband and Master) ' s death. For this second lesson, Markus chose Blaze St. Sebastian, bassist of the hard rock band the Hotkink, to guide Calico on the path to healing: she needs to relearn to let go so she can fly again.

I loved the rock atmosphere of this opus: black and blue tones, candles, rock music, leather, motorcycle, and ink...welcome into Blaze's world. Patient, protective and fun, he is above all a skilled and demanding Master. I loved the way he plays her like he would play his bass. He gently pushes her, reminding her the emotions that seems lost but in fact are just barely hidden. Seriously, what's not to love in his expert hands?

“Just wait until later, when I really connect you. As I play my bass for all those screaming fans, the instrument I’ll really be playing is you.” 


From stage to backstage, from the beach to the airport, follow them in their erotic journey, fulfilling Markus' instructions.

Still Your Master is a book l enjoyed getting lost into, a poignant, scorching hot and very optimistic little treat I savoured. This sweet, sensual and sinful fantasy  will leave you craving for more...but no worries the series is complete!

Enjoy!

(Still Your Master is the second installment of the NOT EVEN DEATH series and as such shouldn't be read as a standalone.) 






lundi 23 juillet 2018

FREAKS by Callie Hart:Release Blitz & Review



FREAKS
By
CALLIE HART



Fix Marcosa is at war.
The battlefield: New York City.
He knows every street like the back of his hand. The darkened alleyways and back streets conceal secrets only he knows.
Somewhere out there, an unknown element is threatening the life of the woman he loves.
Fix doesn’t mind shedding a little blood to get protect those close to him, though.
He doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty.
And when he goes to war…he sure as hell doesn’t lose.
Sera Lafferty knows what it’s like to run.
She’s been running her whole damn life.
With death now looming over her, it seems as though she must run again if she wants to survive.
The dark, storm-kissed stranger she met in a motel room offers another solution, however.
Fix is a challenge. An enigma. A savage force of nature. He will be her shield against the coming darkness, if only she will let him.
But can she trust the tortured ex-priest to keep her safe?
Should she run from New York as fast as possible?
Or should she stand and fight?
Freaks is the final instalment of the Dirty Nasty Freaks series.
Prepare for blood.
Prepare for betrayal.
Prepare for war.
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REVIEW: 5 FULL-CIRCLE STARS

What a final installment Freaks was! It remember telling in my review of the first book of the series that it would be epic and I can now reiterate: this series is epic, it has everything!!!

Don't count on me to spoil anything though, so I'll simply focus on what I felt while reading. Oh, the emotions! There was sadness, anger, stress, and laughing! Yes, Ma'am, all of that and then more. 

“Does my badass status worry you or something?”“Quite the opposite. Your badass status compliments my totally-fucking-awesome-smart-and-sexy-as-fuck status quite nicely.” 


I fell in love a little more with Fix. He scared me, made me swoon. Ah, did I love the violence and dangerousness he is capable of. And then there is that sensible and protective side, this gentleness he reserves to those that matter to him. I loved the dynamic of his relationship with Sera. These two are very attuned. The intensity, the scorching hot scenes balanced the  gruesome flaskbacks and other darker chapters; riveted to the pages, I eventually stopped elaborating the craziest theories. Through an action packed storyline, where sarcasm dances with dry humour, the bigger picture slowly appeared. That was a bumpy ride to say the least, one I highly recommend. And as if the series weren't enough, Callie Hart brings us back to were it all began. So very brilliant...Where? Eh...no spoiler...remember? Enjoy, ladies! 

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vendredi 20 juillet 2018

CHURCH by Stylo Fantôme: Release Blitz & Review

Church. (Church, #1)Church. by Stylo Fantome
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It's been a while since it happened to me but there's one thing I can tell, Church utterly blew my mind.
After the end, it took me a moment to gather my thoughts, to try and write my review: where to begin when there are so many things to say!
What a strange and unexpected story...The fact that I went into it completely blind accentuated the surprise, but it also made the experience all the more interesting.
With this new release Stylo Fantôme once again explored another genre. What starts and an intriguing stepbrother/stepsister romance little by little unveils and explores the darkness of the human mind.
Addictive and disturbing, Chruch and Emma's story is a true descent to hell, and  at some time I even took a little break to better savour the last part...Talk about bad influence and toxic love. It's crazy how two people can bring out the worst of one another, a stark contrast to what we are used to, and I loved the  challenge it represents.
Emma's addiction and Church's  insanity were perfectly handled, the author delving and dissecting their psyche. The perversion and manipulation of these two young broken souls were enticing and at the same time heart-wrenching.
Thanks to a tight and well structured plot, the journey is one I'm not going to forget soon. Enjoy!

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Title: CHURCH.
Series: Church Duet #1
Author: Stylo Fantôme
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: July 20, 2018



Blurb

A broken girl.

An unusual boy.

A beautiful face that hides a dark secret and an ugly past.

Sealed lips which hide wicked words and dangerous thoughts.

She would kill for him to love her.

He just wants to kill.

Maybe, if Emma Hartley prays hard enough, Church Logan can make both their wishes come true.

Fuse, meet match. 






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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 19 juillet 2018

KING by Kerri Ann: Release Blitz & Review

KingKing by Kerri Ann
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

King is my first read by Kerri Ann and it wont be the last. I discovered a compelling story, featuring perfectly flawed characters that grew up on me.

From the first sentences, the ton is set, dark and gritty.

Oubliette is a bartender at a club owned by the Four Horsemen MC. She witnessed something she shouldn't have and become the Broken Bows' (another ruthless motorcycle club) captive. At the hands of Busta, her handler, she doesn't cover; her sassy and feisty personnality put her in that predicament, but will that help her save her life?

Busta is an intriguing character. Enforcer of the Broken Bows, he seems more caring than what he shows. Oubliette caught his eye from the beginning but her selflessness and strength definitely drew him in. King isn't a romance as feelings don't really have their place here. Though they're no denying the intensity of Oubliette and Bursta's relationship, the storyline's more oriented toward the loyalty to their clubs and the mystery surrounding Busta. 


King is a very satisfying read, I had a great time reading this fast paced story, a true battle of will and battle of words. Thanks to a well led mystery and a jaw-dropping twists Keri Ann delivered here an interesting first installment. 


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Title: King
Series: Broken Bows MC Duet #1
Author: Kerri Ann
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: July 19, 2018
Oubliette’s a job I intend to complete. 
Oubliette
He wants something I won’t give. Even if it means my release. Even if it can help others.
I don’t want to be a part of this hell, though I can’t see a way out. 
He’s arrogant, ruthless, harsh, and a complete prick. Busta is an asshole. 
Though there’s something about him that feels redeemable. I need to find a chink in his armor. 
Busta
Liar. 
I lie to everyone. I’m so good at it now, I don’t know where the truth starts.
As Enforcer of the MC my job is to protect the club at all costs. 
The day they ask me to watch over Oubliette—the sexy bartender from the Four Horsemen—I knew this would be difficult. That she’d be hard to resist. 
I thought it would be simple; I thought I could get the intel. That I could save her and contain the lie. I was wrong.
She ignites a fire within me that I cannot hope to control, and her strength in the face of defeat consumes me.
To save her, I may chance everything. My life, my future….my club.
Who will win this war of wills?
With an avaricious appetite for stories, Kerri Ann can be found quite often with her nose in a book or writing it. On many occasion it has been said that she's in her own world, living in the stories of those she reads about, giving them a life they deserve. She can easily be found under a tree in the shade, or reclining at Starbucks scribbling notes about new stories and new characters, all while keeping the coffee chain in business. Whether late at night, at a music festival, or sitting on a ski lift, when the thoughts arise, Kerri Ann will add them to those in progress. So be wary, your antics could be in her next book.
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mardi 17 juillet 2018

FLOWER IN THE DARK by Ally Vance: Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal & 99₵ Preorder Sale!

 

A new dark romance coming soon!

Flower In The Dark by Ally Vance
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~ Releasing 27th August 2018! Preorder Now for 99₵~

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~Blurb~

 

Violet ~

Loneliness is a constant in my life. I have no-one to turn to. No-one to come and save me. Except for him. He has become my everything, and all we have to do is meet... 

Him ~

My little flower is ripe for the picking. All I have to do is pluck her out of her lonely and comfortable world and drag her into mine. I want her. I will have her. I will make her SCREAM.

Warning: contains triggers and is intended for a mature audience 18+ 
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~ About The Author~

 

Reader, Reviewer and finally Writer.

I have been writing since I was 14 years old when I started writing my first stories, and then branched off into poetry for about 8 years.

I studied Professional Writing at university and this led to me starting my very first review blog Ally's Book Reviews which I am still running alongside writing and will continue to do so.

I have had many inspirations and authors I love who have shown me that I can do this if I really set my mind to it. So here I am, on my way to publishing my first book! 

I read a bit of everything but my go to is dark romance and dark books in general, they are my absolute favourites.

I am married with a stepson and I love him and my hubs to bits. I absolutely adore cats so if I’m ever upset or annoyed, send me cat videos and memes. 

GIOVANNI by Natasha Knight: Release Blitz + Review




Title: Giovanni
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: July 17, 2018



Blurb

I’m the right-hand man of the mafia king.
She’s a girl with a past she’s desperate to hide.

But I need something from her.
And I know she won’t help me. Not willingly.
She’ll need some persuading.

Lucky for her, I can do that.

Something about this girl makes me curious, though, and it’s more than the scars that line her back. She’s on the edge of something.  Something bad. She’s like a perfect, beautiful doll coming apart at the seams. And the last string is about to snap.

She thinks I’ll hurt her. Break her.
But thing is, she’s already broken. And she and I, we’re two peas in a pod. She’s my match, the perfect opponent. She’ll fight me to the finish, but I’ll win. I always do.

Because I’m a man used to getting what I want. And what I want is her. 

Author’s Note: Giovanni is a STANDALONE dark mafia romance set in the Benedetti Brothers Mafia World. It’s an emotionally gripping enemies-to-lovers romance with a hard-earned HEA.







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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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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...