jeudi 27 septembre 2018

MEDICINE MAN BY SAFFRON A KENT: RELEASE BLITZ

Medicine ManMedicine Man by Saffron A. Kent
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Medicine Man was one of my most anticipated releases of this fall, each new Safron A. Kent book being like a treat I want to savour slowly.
Willow is a young woman recently admitted at the Heartstone psychiatric hospital for suicide attempt. As she refuses to open herself about the events of that fateful night a couple weeks ago, she meets her new psychiatrist, the cold and distant Simon. Begins a battle of will between the bold Willow and the man she sees a her sexy fixer, savior.

Writing this review is very hard because I'm torn between the author's impeccable writing style, and the love story that didn't quite work for me.
The flawless prose captivated me from the beginning, the dark and cold atmosphere set the decor of a heartwrenching and poignant moments. I loved both of the main characters, the depth of their personalities and the broken parts of them. The themes are difficult and in a way I loved the discomfort it brought out, and the questions they rose in me. That is pure brilliance, very few authors can write such raw, painful and at the same time beautiful scenes.
But unfortunately I didn't connect with Willow and Simon's relationship. Don't get me wrong, I like taboo stories and age gaps, but I the way they met, their immediate attraction and their love didn't exactly feel right, principally because they had so little time together.

As I'm obviously in the minority here, please, try this story and let me know what you think! Enjoy, ladies!!!

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Medicine Man by Saffron A. Kent

Release Date: September 27th

Genre: Contemporary Romance

   

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BLURB

Willow Taylor lives in a castle with large walls and iron fences. But this is no ordinary castle. It’s called Heartstone Psychiatric hospital and it houses forty other patients. It has nurses with mean faces and techs with permanent frowns.

It has a man, as well. A man who is cold and distant. Whose voice drips with authority. And whose piercing gray eyes hide secrets, and maybe linger on her face a second too long.

Willow isn’t supposed to look deep into those eyes. She isn’t supposed to try to read his tightly leashed emotions. And neither is she supposed to touch herself at night, imagining his powerful voice and that cold but beautiful face.

No, Willow Taylor shouldn’t be attracted to Simon Blackwood, at all.

Because she’s a patient and he’s her doctor. Her psychiatrist.

The medicine man.

WARNING: This book discusses sensitive issues including but not limited to, depression and suicide.

           

EXCERPT

“Do you have someone special, Dr. Blackwood?”

Someone you kiss? Someone you grab and pull into a dark alley and press against

walls?

I don’t say that but I’m definitely asking that.

It’s like he hears the unspoken questions because the heat of his body seems to have

doubled. Like his blood is rushing in his veins with an uncanny speed.

With flaring nostrils and a hard jaw, he answers, “No.”

“Why not?”

“Because I’m busy.”

I want to smile. Actually, I’ve never wanted to smile this hard. Ever. His answer calms

me but it also makes me restless to move closer to him. I want to trace my palm over the arch

of his chest and see if I got it right in my dreams.

But I don’t do any of those things. I don’t want him to take away this small concession

he’s given me.

Why is he even giving it to me? I’m not complaining. But still.

“Busy with patients?”

“Busy with my job. Yes,” he says, all professional-like.

That’s what he is. Professional and distant. Dedicated to his job and fixing people. If

Mass General let him go, then they are idiots.

I’m an idiot, too, in this moment.

Instead of backing off, I want to do something. Something that might crack his cool

façade. Maybe reaching up and messing up his no-nonsense hair.

What would he do? If I did that? If I grabbed his collar and pushed him against the wall?

And kissed him?

My eyes drop to his lips, his soft, soft lips. There’s a cleft in the middle of his lower lip. I

want to taste that cleft, dig my tongue in it, wet it, suck on it, bite it.

“So you don’t have fun at all?”

“No. I’m not a fun guy.”

I watch his lips form the words, and every syllable that comes out of his mouth makes

my need to shake him, kiss him, mess him up, stronger. Stronger and stronger.

The need is so consuming that I hardly notice when he puts his hand on my palm and

takes it off his body. It’s final and smooth, his action. Effortless. As though my touch barely

registered to him.

“But I think you have a point. It’s after hours and I should go… have fun rather than

spending my time with a patient.” He steps back then. “I’ll see you next week. Same time.”

           

About the Author

Writer of bad romances. Aspiring Lana Del Rey of the Book World.

Saffron A. Kent is a Top 100 Amazon Bestselling author of Contemporary and New Adult romance. More often than not, her love stories are edgy, forbidden and passionate. Her work has been featured in Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After.

She lives in New York City with her nerdy and supportive husband, and a million and one books.

   

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mercredi 26 septembre 2018

PREACH by Stylo Fantôme: COVER REVEAL




Title: Preach.
Series: Church Duet #2
Author: Stylo Fantôme
Genre: Dark Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Release Date: November 9, 2018



Blurb

A shattered woman.

A changed man.

Church Logan wanted to kill someone, and Emma Hartley wanted to die - they were a match made in hell.

But one little cut, a pint or two of blood, and suddenly everything between them is different.

Are they still destined for greatness? Or has the darkness finally eclipsed them and torn them apart?

Looks like it's time for Church to practice what he preaches.

Ignition, meet explosion.


Warning: if you have triggers - this story will touch on a lot of them. This book is a dark romance, 65,000+ words.






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Author Bio


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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mardi 25 septembre 2018

BLOOD PRINCE by Celia Aaron: Cover Reveal

Title: Blood Prince
Author: Celia Aaron
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Release Date: October 16, 2018
Paris, heir to a vampire kingdom he has never claimed, is adrift on earth and in the Underworld. The bounty on his head keeps him on the run. But when he realizes the woman whose death haunts his dreams could be alive, he will risk everything just to touch her again.
Celia Aaron is a USA Today bestselling author and recovering attorney who loves romance and erotic fiction. Dark to light, angsty to funny, real to fantasy--if it's hot and strikes her fancy, she writes it. Thanks for reading.
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CARDS OF LOVE: THE POPE by L.P Lovell: Teaser

Check out this amazing cover for Cards of Love: THE POPE by LP Lovell! Don't forget to add it to your TBR!


Contemporary Romance
Stand Alone
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Blurb:
I’m a priest, a messenger of God, a good man. At least that’s what I would have them all believe.

She’s a lost lamb, cast adrift from her flock and seeking shelter from the wolves snapping at her heels. She’s looking for salvation, protection, forgiveness for her sins. I’m not the man to give it to her. But for the first time in my life, I want to be.

Little does she know…

For even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.


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Excerpt reveal: October 3
Release Day Blast: October 19
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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 apologise for afterwards.

Lauren is a self-confessed shameless pervert, who may be suffering from slight peen envy.

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CONFESS (SIN CITY SALVATION #1) by Ashleigh Zavarelli: Release Blitz & Review

Confess (Sin City Salvation, #1)Confess by A. Zavarelli
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Let the author lead you through Lucian and Gypsy's intriguing story. Lucian is a man of his word. He holds his promises, and with Gypsy, the challenge happens to be a difficult one.  His stern, dark and mysterious personnality is going to get an handful with the bratty, feisty little con artist. 

Confess is a book I read cover to cover in no time. It was completely sucked into it, the complexity of the characters gripping me from the very beginning. I've rarely seen such a beautiful characterization. I felt every emotions of Lucian and Gypsy. Her anger and helplessness. Her sadness and fight. His hopelessness and attraction. His struggle and distress. 

Betrayal. Loyalty. Love. Family. Protectiveness. The concepts were incredibly well handled thanks to a  strong and perfect plot. At times, I truly felt like a puppet in the author's hands. She completely blindsided me, making me doubt and question what was happening, an I absolutely love that feeling.  

First book in the Sin City Salvation series, CONFESS is also a standalone so don't let the "series" part deter you from the experience. 

I highly recommend this book if you want a rush of emotions and surprises! Enjoy, ladies!


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Title: Confess
Series: Sin City Salvation #1
Author: A. Zavarelli
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: September 25, 2018
Lucian
A life free from sin.
For seventeen years, I have lived and breathed those words. But there is no balm to the war inside my soul.
Until her.
The mysterious beauty too lethal to taste. She’s a thief, a con, the essence of everything I loathe. Still, she lures me in with her lying eyes.
In the dark of night, she came to confess her sins, and in the light of morning, I plotted to steal her away.
She will be my ruination. My damnation. My biggest regret.
So help me, God.
**
Gypsy
A word of advice? Don’t show me your vulnerabilities because I will find a way to exploit them. I learned the hard way to take what I want from life with no regrets.
Until him.
He’s one of the most hated men in America. A soulless criminal attorney. A recluse. And as of five minutes ago, my new husband.
He wants to keep my secrets and collect my tears, but he should know that a wild animal can’t be domesticated.
I don’t know how to love men. I only know how to leave them.
With everything I want. 
I walked into my office and found the tall, leggy brunette waiting for me. She wasn’t the only one either. Beside her, Ace played around on his phone while Birdie flipped through a magazine. I wasn’t surprised to see her this soon. In all honesty, I’d expected her to show up at my door last night, demanding to have Ace removed from her presence. But it appeared as though they survived the night, just barely. “May I have a word with you?” Gypsy asked. “You may,” I told her as I checked my watch. “In thirty minutes. When my lunch is finished.” Her eyes narrowed, and she planted her hands on her hips as she stood. “You must be joking.” “I don’t joke,” I responded flatly. She stalked forward, stopping only when she’d breached the narrow distance that few people ever dared to try with me. She was reverting to her baser skills of seduction, but I doubted she even realized it. The instinct came naturally to her, often rewarding her with whatever she wanted, and admittedly, it might have worked on me too once. She smelled of coconut oil and sunshine, and it encouraged a vivid image of her lying out on the beach. I could almost bet that if I were to touch her skin, it would be warm too. So warm that it would be easy to get lost in. She probably counted on it, but I was prepared to let Gypsy know from the start how this game would be played. There were only one set of rules, and they were mine. “Do you want me to throw a fit?” she threatened as her eyes darted around my office. “Because I will.” Now that was funny. My lips tilted despite my resolve to remain dry as toast. “Do you think it would be the first time someone threw a fit in here?” I asked her. “I’m sorry to tell you sweetheart, but it wouldn’t.” “It would probably be the first time someone accused you of holding them hostage in front of your employees.” I turned and gestured for her to go ahead. “Be my guest.” Her lips tightened, and she clamped down on her jaw. After watching her for so long, these unintelligent threats from her were a disappointment. Of course, she wouldn’t make a scene because she had more to lose than I did. “Thirty minutes,” I repeated. “I’ll have my secretary call for you when I’m finished.” I walked into my office and shut the door behind me.
A. Zavarelli is a book junkie, cat lover, and traveler when plagued by intense cases of wanderlust. She likes all things chocolate, books that come with warnings, and putting her characters through hell. 
Her tales have been known to flirt with darkness and sometimes court it unabashedly altogether. Revenge themes and tortured souls are her favorites to write and this gives her an excuse to watch bizarre and twisted documentaries in her spare time.
She is slightly obsessed with Theo James and funny animal memes. If you don’t mind these things, you should add her on facebook.
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POSSESSION (PERVERSION #2) by T.M Frazier: RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW

“This trilogy is EPIC! If you loved TM Frazier's King series, you MUST read the Perversion trilogy!" - Meghan March, New York ...