Release and Review of The Russian Savage: Enemy of the Bratva (Krasnov Brothers Book 2) by Rie Warren @EJBookPromos @RieWrites #TuesdayBookBlog


Title: The Russian Savage: Enemy of the Bratva
Series: Krasnov Brothers #2
Author: Rie Warren
Genre: Mafia/Dark/Russian Romance
Release Date: August 3, 2020

 

I am her enemy.
And I’m going to make her mine.
She might never forgive me, but I don’t care. 
 
Saving the daughter of an enemy was not my intention but, now that I have her, I intend to keep her. Nothing is going to stop me from using this mafia heiress as I see fit, not even her personal vendetta that pits her family against the Bratva. 
 
Kidnapping the beautiful Italian princess is in my best interests even if it’s not good for her. Because I have wicked secrets of my own, which I intend to play out on her luscious body. 
 
She will be my prized possession come hell, high water, or a vicious new war. 
 
The Russian Savage is Arkady’s story and is book two in the Krasnov Brothers series. No cliffhangers. No cheating. Includes vivid, steamy scenes. Can be read as a standalone.
 
My heart beat a mile a minute, and I kept my eyes glued to the daunting man before quickly taking stock of my situation. Arkady had brought me to what appeared to be a well-maintained house close to the alley where I’d been accosted. 

Glancing to my right, I noted the hallway we’d come down. Now I sat in the middle of a large midnight blue sofa with two leather club chairs angled across from me. A brick fireplace and tall windows dominated the room almost as much as Arkady’s foreboding presence did. 

His gaze left me only to inspect the purse he’d stolen from me. 

When I began to get up, he pointed in my direction. “Don’t move, Lucia.” 

The stark coldness in his voice reflected in the iced-over blue of his eyes. 

Fear froze in my veins, and I clamped my hands between my thighs in hopes of hiding my trembling fingers. 

What if he killed me now?

Who would find me then?

My father would bury two children in the space of three months. 

The gag made it difficult to breathe but, after another threatening look from Arkady, I didn’t dare remove it, not even though air staggered in and out of my lungs.

He made quick work of the contents of my handbag, emptying everything onto a side table adorned only by a trio of tall ivory candles in black enamel holders. After poking through my cosmetics bag and even feeling along every inch of the lining for hidden items, he scooped the small satchel back into my purse. 

He hummed when he found my keys and the small pepper spray canister attached. He placed my keychain aside then looked through my feminine hygiene products and birth control pills, which made my cheeks flame brightly. 

I almost looked away but, when he glanced at me and saw my embarrassment, I glared even harder. 

Maiale!

I cursed a muffled noise when he retrieved my phone. Then he paced to me, and his hand shot out as fast as a whip. 

I winced, recoiling from a blow that never came. 

His face took on an unreadable expression before he gave two sharp tugs to the gag stuffed between my lips. The pocket square removed, I took a deep stuttering breath, and he raised the phone screen to my face. 

He had the device unlocked in an instant from my facial ID. 

Lunging up from the deep cushions, I tried to throw myself at him—shove him off-balance, do anything to escape—but he merely sat me back down with one hand centered on my chest. 

“Those are my personal belongings!” Red hot anger laced my voice. 

“Not anymore.” His face hardened into harsh angles, those snapping blue eyes of his even deeper in contrast to his dark hair. 

Every motion he made was precise while pure chilling menace rolled off him in frigid waves. 

The side of my face throbbed, my knee hurt, my pants were ripped, and I was thirsty and tired and running on pure adrenaline alone. 

I was helpless to do anything to protect myself, and that was the worst blow of all. 

He spent no more than a few minutes on my phone and must’ve gleaned whatever information he wanted because he removed the SIM card and smashed it beneath his shoe. 

My heart kicked up its wild beating, and I felt like I’d start hyperventilating. 

Next, he expertly found the tracker hidden within the phone’s case and crushed it just like he had the card. He discovered a second tracker sewed into the lining of my handbag, and I swore softly beneath my breath. 

He sent the most sinister, most triumphant smile my way, and my hands grew clammy. 

“Stand,” he ordered after returning the non-contraband items to my purse. 

I rose to my feet, nails digging into my palms. I wanted nothing more than to lay a stinging slap across his arrogant face. 

“Jewelry,” he said. 

“You’re stealing my jewelry? You’re no better than those street thugs,” I spat out. 

He said nothing more, holding his hand outstretched. 

Knees quaking, I removed my diamond stud earrings, the slim gold chain around my neck, an antique opal ring left to me from my nonna, and the heavy bangle bracelet from my wrist. 

He took all the items and examined those too. Finding them clean of bugs, he dropped those into my handbag, which he then tossed at me. 

When he pivoted away, I rushed at him from behind. 

I didn’t even make contact before he whirled around to capture me in an iron-like embrace. Snarling wildly, I pummeled him on his unyielding chest, but my hands made little impact on his hard musculature. 

I’d never detested a man more than I did in that moment.

When I jerked my leg to knee him in the balls, he released me so fast I stumbled. I didn’t even get a chance to steady myself before he grasped me behind the legs and swiftly tipped me onto my back. I landed on the floor, scrabbling to get back up. 

He simply reached down, heaved me back up, and pinned me against his body, once more demonstrating his overwhelming power. 

His face darkened, restrained fury thinning his lips and, with one hand, he clasped my wrists behind my back. 

The next thing I knew, he held the barrel of his gun against the bruised side of my face. 

Breath left my mouth in a hiss as cold metal kissed the skin of my throbbing temple. 

Arkady slid the barrel down and across my lips. 

True terror seizing my insides, I clamped my mouth shut, and his eyes became deadly blue slits as he skimmed the gun beneath my chin. 

Then I felt two hard things at the same time—the muzzle of the gun pressed beneath my chin to angle my face up and the rigid thickness of his cock nestled tightly against me.

“Are you scared of me yet, dragotsennaya printsessa.” Gruff hoarseness deepened his voice. 

I was petrified and, yet, sudden intense so-wrong arousal tickled across my body to settle low in my belly.

“Yes,” I whispered. 

“Good.” 

I heard him holstering the sidearm then his hand was at my throat. 

I became transfixed by the different kind of heat that entered his blue eyes. Smoldering heat. Male lust as he squeezed my neck, and my nipples traitorously pinged up within the cups of my bra. 

Arkady’s head bent toward mine as his hand moved up my elongated neck. 

Heat flashed. I thought he was going to kiss me. His mouth would be warm and firm, unlike the kiss of his gun. His hard cock pressed into my belly, and fluttery sensation swarmed lower to pool between my thighs. 

His lips barely whispered across my cheek, and my breath hitched in my throat. 

My head was spinning. 

I had no idea what was going on. 

His grip on my neck tightened then loosened then squeezed again, and his lips touched the shell of my ear. 

I almost moaned before I swallowed the sound. 

I was pressed wholly against this killer Russian who’d just held a gun to my head, and illicit lust spiraled out of control inside of me. 

“I don’t need a gun to make you do what I want, Lucia.” His deep drugging voice made my toes curl.
  
Badass, sassafras Rie Warren is an OG Amazon All Star author of Bad Boy books and MC romance. She delivers five star sex, suspense, and the best banter around. Her stories are one hundred percent original, do not contain fluffy plots or virgin brides, and wring every last emotion from readers to leave them with a satisfied smile. Rie’s tough alpha males are never brought to heel, but are instead healed by the feisty femme fatale of their perfect match.She grew up in Maine, went to college in Iowa (Iowa, what?), lived in Scotland, and married in Englishman. In true roundabout fashion, they came back to the States, settled in South Carolina’s lowcountry, putting down southern roots and pursuing their arty endeavors. Tale spinner and character diviner, Rie is a lover of sleep, wine, and rude memes often involving either Disney characters or Winnie the Pooh. She is raising two teen daughters along with an entire brain full of unruly characters.

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🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 5 out of 5

Wow! The oldest Krasnov brother is very dark and the deep.

Arkady Krasnov is the second in command of the Zolotov Bratva. He is loyal to Yuri and his brothers, both by blood and in the Bratva. When he happens upon a woman being accosted in an ally one night, he has no idea that his life is about to be turn upside down and sideways. He has no idea that the woman he has rescued was made for him and that he will feel her presence and absence soul deep.

Lucia Leone is the only daughter of the Italian Mafia Don. Although she is not treated as the Princess she should be. She is out for vengeance for the brutal death of her brother Bastiano Leone, who was killed by Kirill Krasnov. She has no idea who her brother really was. He was someone much different to her than he was in the Mafia world. She has no idea that the man who just saved her from two rival gangs that were fighting over her, is the man that will show her the care, love, and attention that she has been searching for since her mother died.

I loved this story. The Krasnov brothers are dangerous, sexy, and lethal. They are deadly when they are fighting to protect the ones they love and care about. This story was brutal in some ways, but it was very steamy and sexy. Arkady is not a man to cross in any situation and when he finds that he wants to protect Lucia he turns into a wild animal to protect her and keep her safe. I give this story 5-flaming stars and highly recommend it to readers that like Bratva, Mafia, plots with a tough guy that will fall to his knees for the right woman, and tough, sassy women that can keep their men on the edge constantly. The story is full of danger, action packed, and some very sexy scenes. I cannot wait for Sasha’s story. I do wish we had heard more about Valeria after her rescue, but perhaps in another book. Ms. Warren can write a great Mafia, Bratva book with all of the danger, tough guys, and strong, sassy women that will pull you in and keep you a prisoner until the end of the book

 

Release and Review of Shattered Amethyst (Broken Gems Book 4) by Jane Blythe @jblytheauthor @GiveMeBooksPR

 

Title: Shattered Amethyst
Series: Broken Gems #4
Author: Jane Blythe
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: August 3, 2020

 

Blurb
Betrayed. Sold. Tortured. Now she’s fighting to rebuild her life.
Amethyst Hatcher was supposed to die on her eighteenth birthday, against all the odds she survived, and now lives her life searching for her next adrenalin rush. When the firefighter is assigned to work with the cops, she finds herself completely unprepared for the sexual tension smoldering between her and Detective Zeb Tuck to develop into something more.
Zeb can’t deny the sizzling attraction between him and Amethyst, but he fights against it. He’s already lost so much and doesn’t want to get involved with someone who seems to have a death wish. When his newest case, hunting a sadistic fire-starting killer forces him and the sexy firefighter to work together, he’ll have to decide whether falling for Amethyst is worth the risk.

 

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Jane Blythe is a USA Today bestselling author of romantic suspense full of sexy heroes, strong heroines, and serial killers! When she’s not weaving hard to unravel mysteries she loves to read, bake, go to the beach, build snowmen, and watch Disney movies. She has two adorable Dalmatians, is obsessed with Christmas, owns 200+ teddy bears, and loves to travel!
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 out of 5

These books leave me wanting more but also crushed. The subject of them is so hard and tragic, but they are done well, and the characters are great!

Amethyst Hatcher’s youth was tragic, but she has rebuilt her life and is now just moving through life. She thinks she’s living, but she is really just still surviving. She needs the rush of extreme sports to make her feel alive and when they start to feel dull and not giving her what she needs she finds something else that will give her that rush. When tragedy hits their town and Amethyst, as a fire fighter, has to deal with the aftermath of the fires that are being set she begins to realize, with the help of her sisters and Zeb, that her life is not what she thought it was. The devastation of the fires that are being set in the their town really hits Amethyst hard and when she is put in the position of working with her brother in-law and his partner to find the person setting the fires and causing all of the destruction, she sees a different side of her job and of her life.

Zeb Tuck knows about Amethyst’s past and her history. He finds her attractive but he’s afraid to ruin his partnership with Judah since he is also Amethyst’s brother in-law. He has his own rough history and the fires that are being set bring a lot of his past to the surface again. His whole family was taken from him at an early age and he has to rebuild his own life.

I really like these stories. Even with the hard topic of the plot and the tragedy that these characters go through, they are written so well, and the characters are great. I have liked all of the books so far and I think this one may be my favorite so far, because I love Amethyst and her strength. She puts on a great front for being tough and strong, but deep down she is just as vulnerable as her sisters were and now it’s their turn to show her that she can let the past be and live her life to the fullest and be happy. The characters are entertaining, strong, and able to move on in life with the right person beside them and helping them to find their true North in life. If you like stories with strong, beautiful women, the Broken Gem books are a great read. I give this story a 4-star review and would highly recommend them.

Cover Reveal for Moth (Dragon Triad Duet #1) by Lana Sky @lanasky101 @GiveMeBooksPR

 

Title: Moth

Series: Dragon Triad Duet #1

Author: Lana Sky

Genre: Dark New Adult Romance

 Release Date: August 17, 2020

Blurb
He thought he could make my life hell.
But it already was.
The one-time Hannah Dewitt tries to live a little, she winds up in the crosshairs of a local thug who seems hellbent on terrorizing her. As it turns out, there is more to Rafe than meets the eye, and their connection stokes her creativity like nothing else.
Drawn to him despite the inherent risks, she can’t resist feeding the flames of this unlikely attraction no matter how hot they burn.
But Rafe isn’t the only monster in her life. Another looms in the background, and he won’t let her go so easily…

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Finally, I sigh in defeat and look up, meeting his watchful gaze directly. “I don’t have
any money.”
He raises an eyebrow. “Did I ask for money?”
“I don’t have anything else you might want either,” I snap.
“I doubt that…” He pointedly eyes the neckline of my dress, and I shift uncomfortably. It’s cut differently than my tried and true sweaters, displaying more of my collarbone and a glimpse of the flesh beneath. I can’t stop myself from crossing my arms over my chest, and he flashes that dangerous grin in triumph.
“In fact, I can think of a few things you could offer—”
“Get out.”
I slam the ledger shut and turn away as if just telling him to leave could make it true.
But he doesn’t. Neither does he creep toward my corner to drill in his taunt—and that’s the worst part. I have to endure him, but without the tools I’m used to utilizing.
Silence and the safety of my own head don’t work where he is concerned.
His breathing is too noisy, grating and raspy. His scent is overpowering, sneaking
into my lungs with every breath. Around him, my thoughts don’t form the protective wall I’m used to hiding behind. They fracture. Splinter.
And he breaks through easily.
“I want to see you hop, bunny,” he murmurs, just when I think I might scream to counteract his presence. “Without the dowdy little sweaters or the boring little mask. I want to prove you wrong. I didn’t run last time. I just gave you a taste. It’s up to you if you want more but with no excuses. No chance to cry assault.”
I bristle at his tone, wrapping my arms around my waist even tighter. If I hope to find
comfort in the action…I don’t. His gaze slips beneath the barrier, creeping over me without permission. I can practically feel his gaze rasping along my skin.
“What are you talking about?”
“Tonight,” he repeats. “Dragon’s Head. You can even bring your little friend if you want.”
Dragon’s Head. The name conjures the image of neon lights and raucous dancing.
“The club?” I frown. “Why would I go there with you?”
He laughs, and his steps resonate through the floor. Alarmed, I turn to watch him move, but he takes his time, giving me every chance to cower and back away.
I don’t recognize the way my breathing hitches as he comes closer. How my nerves tense as he raises his hand, deliberately inching toward my cheek.
“D-Don’t touch me—”
“I have touched you,” he reminds me. “Don’t kid yourself into believing you don’t want
more.”
“More of what?” I force myself to meet his gaze only to regret it.
I wish his eyes gleamed in that mocking, cruel way, but their stare is flat and empty.
“More of what could happen the next time I have my fingers inside you.”
Author Bio
Lana Sky is a quirky writer from the US who dabbles in dark, paranormal and contemporary romance. Her stories aren’t always typical, but contain a little something for everyone.
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Release Boost: Hasty (Do-Over #4) by Julia Kent @jkentauthor and @GiveMeBooksPR

Title: Hasty
Series: Do-Over #4
Author: Julia Kent
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: July 28, 2020
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AN ALL-NEW STANDALONE FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR JULIA KENT
I never thought my perp walk would lead to true love.
Then again, I never thought I’d be arrested on RICO charges and hauled away in zip ties on camera for the world to see, minutes after closing the most amazing deal of my career.
And all of it in front of my biggest rival, billionaire wunderkind Ian McRory.
I am broke.
I am disgraced.
I am alone.
I am a sucker.
But the worst part? I have to go back to my hometown and live in my bedroom filled with relics from my childhood.
Lisa Frank never made me so mad before.
Just when I needed a rescue, I got one — in the form of help from my biggest rival.
He can’t bring back my money.
He certainly can’t bring back my reputation or my pride.
But there’s one thing he can bring back to me.
A sense of hope.
Maybe even love.
Ian sees something in me no one else does, and he’s relentless about making me see it, too. As we grow closer, I’m starting to see that while my entire life used to be a lie, the truth is staring me in the present — and it’s a truth I like very, very much, hot eyes and gorgeous smile and all.
But I have to be careful.
I can’t be too —
That’s right.
Hasty.
The final book in the USA Today bestselling Do-Over Series (Fluffy, Perky, Feisty), as
Mallory’s sister, Hastings “Hasty” Monahan gets her turn at a happily ever after that starts off with an arrest.
Hers.

 

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Ian keeps chasing me, though. Why? And why does the fact that he won’t let up thrill me?
That’s the part I hate. The thrill. The zing of arousal that shoots through me every time that jerkface–who isn’t a jerk–does this. He’s pursuing me and I don’t understand it, but I do like it.
More than I want to admit.
The fight inside me feels like layers of muscles in my abs are in a tug-of-war. Ian McCrory represents everything I fought to achieve in my old life. Self-made billionaire. Liked by everyone. Admired by even more.
Respected for his hardcore negotiating skills.
And droolingly handsome.
He was my nemesis. My enemy. The guy who sniped deals, and who I sniped from.
We were adversaries, but he flipped the script, didn’t he? Coming to my rescue.
Aiding me in a time of need.
I don’t want to need him.
And I especially don’t need to want him.
I stare at the phone. Just as my finger goes to the Power button to turn it off again, three dots appear.
One dinner. Indulge me?
I go into my contacts, and I block him.
He just proved me right.
Taking help from people means you’re obligated.
And no matter how sweet the currency he’s dangling, I don’t like owing him.
I don’t like owing anyone.
Burke turned my entire life into one big debt.
But my body isn’t available as collateral.
And neither is my heart.

 

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She lives in New England with her husband and three children where she is the only person in the household with the gene required to change empty toilet paper rolls.

 

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Cover Reveal of The Devil Wears Black by LJ Shen @jennw23 @lj_shen

They say keep your enemies close.
But what if your enemy is also the man you love?

The Devil Wears Black, a second-chance romance about love, loss, finding yourself, and getting lost in the right person from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen is coming March 9th 2021, and we have the beautiful cover!

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Maddie Goldbloom stitched up a plan to ensure everything in her life was perfect—from a career in fashion to a chic NYC apartment to a pediatrician boyfriend.
When her ex, Chase Black, storms back into her life with an outrageous request, her immediate reaction is to refuse him. But he only wants to fulfill his father’s last wish. So even though he’s the man who broke her heart, playing his fiancée shouldn’t be hard, especially if it means she gets to watch the arrogant devil squirm a bit.
What ensues is a chain of events that detonates Maddie’s life—and when Chase’s walls come down, they both are forced to face reality.
They say keep your enemies close. But what if your enemy is also the man you love?

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L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to nineteen different countries.

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RELEASE AND REVIEW: The Shrink (Love Nests #2) by Sophia Karlson @SophiaKarlson @GiveMeBooksPR

 

Title: The Shrink
Series: Love Nests #2
Author: Sophia Karlson
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 30, 2020

 

Blurb
Apparently she’s a bit crazy.
Apparently he’s the shrink who will cure her.
Apparently they aren’t allowed to fall for each other at all…
Stacey Sinclair’s mother died in a gruesome car accident six years ago, and now everybody thinks she is finally losing it. Surely a few crazy actions on her part don’t justify her seeing a shrink for months on end?
For a psychologist, Dr Ivo Linder is too decent, too caring, and too handsome to get a glimpse of what really goes on in her head. Stacey’s unforeseen feelings towards him make her retaliate — she taunts him, never expecting to fall with him into forbidden lust.
As their attraction intensifies, the old adage stands: it doesn’t matter, as long as nobody finds out. But someone always finds out and when they do, will Stacey and Ivo risk everything to give their love a chance?
Author’s Note: This book contains graphic content and themes that might trigger some readers.

 

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Once outside the bar, Ivo let go of her wrist. Stacey stepped away from him, eyes sparkling with wrath. She wrapped her arms around her body, closing up. The crowd on the inside had spilled out to the sidewalk, and if he didn’t move quickly, she could disappear in the ill-lit surroundings.
What a dump. The need to get her away from the seedy bar quadrupled.
He peeled his jacket off and held it out to her. “Come on, you’re cold.” What the heck was she thinking, wearing a strapless top and a cock-tease mini-skirt in the heart of the Cape winter?
Stacey shrugged. “I’m good.”
In my opinion, you’ve never been worse. He stared at her, but she met his gaze head-on. “Where’s your car?”
“Not here.” She looked as if she wouldn’t answer him, but capitulated. “I took an Uber here.”
And was she going to take a taxi home? Or hitch a ride with her hook-up, spend the night with some dick, only to flounder home at some point tomorrow morning? Hung over, humped by some stranger, and then attempt her exam? No wonder she kept on flunking. He tried to keep a straight face, but in this environment, with her here, barely dressed, every control centre in his brain was having a breakdown. “I’ll take you home.”
At this, she laughed. “Dr Linder, I don’t think that’s a good idea.”
“And why’s that?”
She was spelling it out for him, all right. But he could be bloody stubborn and thick-headed too. “My type…you’re so not ready for me.” She blinked at him, flirting with her eyelashes.
Every tendon in his body tightened, every muscle pulled towards his centre where his dick rose without invitation. Who mentioned ready?
He dropped his gaze, only to see chills sprouting on her arms and over her exposed chest; her fingers folded over her arms, turning white because of the cold.
He swallowed, unable to respond verbally without melting into her and holding her close, mouth against mouth, lips teasing. With one step, he closed the gap between them and dropped his jacket over her shoulders.
She shuddered at the gentle gesture. “I don’t need you, Doctor. And you don’t need me blazing your life into the ground.”
He was in her face now, their bodies sinfully close, his hands still on his jacket but resting on her shoulders. “I’m exactly what you need.”
She chuckled. “What about never having sex with me? Anywhere?”
“Stacey,” he sighed, resisting to urge to drop his forehead to hers. “I’m taking you home.”
“And then?”
His control slipped. The day was too long. The past three hours too intense. “Then, over the next few weeks, I’m going to take a bottle of paint stripper and brush you down. Layer by layer, until we find the real you and you stop pretending. So, cut it out.” The words came out in a way he should never talk to a patient. Being human sometimes interferes with the job.
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to full-time writing. Her first book, Perfect Mistake, was a finalist for the Daphne Award for Romantic Suspense and won the Kathryn Hayes award in 2019. All her novels can be read as standalone, although she tends to write about siblings because family dynamics are so intriguing. Taking readers on a journey of their own with her books is part of the plot. Bon voyage!

 

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 out of 5

Two lives connected through circumstance and by tragic pasts.

Stacey Sinclair needed to find a way to get through the final semester of college and graduate with her Accounting degree. The only trouble is that her past haunts her and only two people know what it is that haunts her, but they don’t know everything. Stacey finally told her brother and her best friend, Mila part of what happened to her six ago and what has caused her to blow off her studies and exams. Now she has to face the consequences of said blow off by meeting with the Dean of her college to find out if she would be dismissed or if she can continue on with her studies. She’s lucky that Dean Finch is giving her one more chance, but there will be caveats to her finishing her degree and one of them is to see a counselor twice a week for the rest of the semester or until said counselor signs her off. Her goal is to get signed off as soon as possible, but she isn’t prepared for the counselor that she sees at all.

Dr. Ivo Linder has lived through his own version of tragedy and is now on the other side of the depression, substance abuse, and anger. He volunteered to help out in the counseling center on campus when an email went out looking for people to help due to a shortage of counselors. He has his spare time taken up with various volunteer project, some that he created on his own, to help others in need and in danger to themselves. He is so busy that he has no time for a personal life, and he is fine with that, until Stacey happens in his office, then his whole world gets turned upside down.

This story is rife with tragedy, psychological and emotional turmoil and great characters. With such tragic happenings and the aftermath of those tragedies, the story is written very well, and could be any number of people we meet on the street. I enjoyed the story and had my emotions pulled one direction to the next. Stacey’s story is so heart-wrenching and the way she dealt with her emotions, fear and feelings seems pretty normal with what she has gone through and what she was dealing with. She needed to share those with someone though so that she could heal and Professor Finch made her do that. I give this story and 4-star review and recommend it to readers that are looking for an emotional read, a story of two people finding their path forward after tragedy, or a story of two people who should not get involved finding their true happiness with each other.

Release: Midnight Wreckage (Kings of Vengeance #4) by Winter Travers @wintertravers @EJBookPromos

Title: Midnight Wreckage

Series: Kings of Vengeance MC #4
Author: Winter Travers
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: July 29, 2020

Don’t mess with the Kings of Vengeance…
 
I may not have been raised on the right side of the tracks, but there are two things in life you never mess with: women and children.
 
With the world of the Kings going crazy, the overwhelming urge to keep Queenie safe is just as strong as the need to find Gunner.
 
Anyone who threatens the Kings or what I’ve claimed as my own better pray I never find them.
 
Vengeance is coming.

 

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Winter spends her days writing happily ever afters, and her nights being a karate mom hauling her son to practices and tournaments.. She also has an addiction to anything MC related, puppies, and baking.

 

 

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Title: Courage
Series: Blackstone #4

Author: J.L. Drake

Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC

Genre: Military Romantic Suspense

Cover Design: Deranged Doctor Designs

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Model: Andrew James

Release Date: October 15, 2020

 

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Blackstone is at it again. We’re chasing down the cartel, but this time, the tables have
been flipped on us.
Members of Team North Rock are being plucked off one by one. The race to understand what is happening can be the difference between life and death.
My position at Blackstone requires a clear head, and yet the stress and guilt I carry are affecting my concentration. But after what happened to my sister and the situation I’ve put my family in, I don’t deserve any sort of peace. My team doesn’t even know, and I choose to bear this burden alone.
Despite my constant internal struggle, I can’t help but notice her – Sloane Harlow.
Falling for the lawyer who’s supposed to help us figure things out was never something I planned or expected.
With danger at every turn, things seem to only get worse. Missions fail, lives are in
danger, and somehow, the cartel always seems to know our next move.
I can’t help but wonder…could there be a mole in the team?

 

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Author J.L. Drake was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, later moving to Southern California where she lives with her husband and two children. When she’s not writing she loves to spend time with her family, traveling or just enjoying a night at home. One thing you might notice in her books is her love for the four seasons. Growing up on the east coast of Canada the change in the seasons is in her blood and is often mentioned in her writing. 

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Cover Reveal: GoodKnight (Reed Security Series – Series Finale Part 2) by Giulia Lagomarsino @EJBookPromos @crzybookladyluv


Title: GoodKnight
Series: Reed Security Series – Series Finale Part 2
Author: Giulia Lagomarsino 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 10, 2020

 

 
I f*@ked up when I killed that senator. I thought I was uncovering some dirty secrets.
 
But the things I uncovered could kill millions. 
 
Lives are at stake, but none of that matters to me.
 
Not when they’ve taken my wife.
 
They held a gun to her head.
 
Now they’ll all die.
 
I won’t stop until I take them all out. Until she’s back in my arms.
 
Then I have to walk away. My family isn’t safe as long as I’m in their lives.
 
Sometimes to protect the ones you love, you have to walk away.
I glanced down at the blood on the floor one last time and ran through what Carrie had just said. It could have ended so much differently. If Carrie had never opened that door, Kate might still be alive. She might have had a chance to get out the back door and run. But instead, Carrie led them right to her. 

I turned to go, but a flash of gold on the floor caught my eye. Under her desk was the gold locket that I had gotten her after Raven was born. Inside was a picture of each of our kids. I slowly bent over and snatched it off the floor. The clasp was broken, probably during her struggles to get away. I closed my fist around it, the chains dangling between my fingers. I held my fist to my mouth, kissing the locket. I would not let her down again. I would get her back and keep her safe.

I stared down at the blood on the floor one last time, wondering how much of that was hers. I was usually so in command, so ready to push forward through anything, but that had been too close. My life had almost been ripped away. 

“Hey,” Pappy said, snapping me out of the haze I was in. “Kate is gone. Let’s go get her back. Don’t just stare at the fucking floor.”

That snapped me out of it. I nodded and stormed past him, ready to get back to work and bring the woman I loved back to me. Racing out to my motorcycle, I threw on my helmet and immediately dialed Reed Security as I drove back to the property.

“Sebastian Reed.”

“Cap, I need Becky to get footage of the clinic. It’s been broken into. One man dead, and Kate’s missing.”

“On it.”

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I’m a stay at home mom that loves to read. Some of my favorite titles are Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Horatio Hornblower. I started writing when I was trying to come up with suggestions on ways I could help bring in some extra money. I came up with the idea that I could donate plasma because you could earn an extra $500/month. My husband responded with, “No. Find something else. Write a blog. Write a book.” I didn’t think I had anything to share on blog that a thousand other mothers hadn’t already thought of. I decided to take his challenge seriously and sat down to write my first book, Jack. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed writing. From there, the stories continued to flow and I haven’t been able to stop. I hope my readers enjoy my books as much as I enjoy writing them. Between reading, writing, and taking care of three small kids, my days are quite full.
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Release and Review of Hasty by Julia Kent @jkentauthor @GiveMeBooksPR

 

Title: Hasty
Series: Do-Over #4
Author: Julia Kent
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: July 28, 2020
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I never thought my perp walk would lead to true love.
Then again, I never thought I’d be arrested on RICO charges and hauled away in zip ties on camera for the world to see, minutes after closing the most amazing deal of my career.
And all of it in front of my biggest rival, billionaire wunderkind Ian McRory.
I am broke.
I am disgraced.
I am alone.
I am a sucker.
But the worst part? I have to go back to my hometown and live in my bedroom filled with relics from my childhood.
Lisa Frank never made me so mad before.
Just when I needed a rescue, I got one — in the form of help from my biggest rival.
He can’t bring back my money.
He certainly can’t bring back my reputation or my pride.
But there’s one thing he can bring back to me.
A sense of hope.
Maybe even love.
Ian sees something in me no one else does, and he’s relentless about making me see it, too. As we grow closer, I’m starting to see that while my entire life used to be a lie, the truth is staring me in the present — and it’s a truth I like very, very much, hot eyes and gorgeous smile and all.
But I have to be careful.
I can’t be too —
That’s right.
Hasty.
The final book in the USA Today bestselling Do-Over Series (Fluffy, Perky, Feisty), as
Mallory’s sister, Hastings “Hasty” Monahan gets her turn at a happily ever after that starts off with an arrest.
Hers.

 

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Ian keeps chasing me, though. Why? And why does the fact that he won’t
let up thrill me?
That’s the part I hate. The thrill. The zing of arousal that shoots through me every time that jerkface–who isn’t a jerk–does this. He’s pursuing me and I don’t understand it, but I do like it. More than I want to admit.
The fight inside me feels like layers of muscles in my abs are in a tug-of-war. Ian McCrory represents everything I fought to achieve in my old life. Self-made billionaire. Liked by everyone. Admired by even more.
Respected for his hardcore negotiating skills.
And droolingly handsome.
He was my nemesis. My enemy. The guy who sniped deals, and who I sniped from.
We were adversaries, but he flipped the script, didn’t he? Coming to my rescue.
Aiding me in a time of need.
I don’t want to need him.
And I especially don’t need to want him.
I stare at the phone. Just as my finger goes to the Power button to turn it off again, three dots appear.
One dinner. Indulge me?
I go into my contacts, and I block him.
He just proved me right.
Taking help from people means you’re obligated.
And no matter how sweet the currency he’s dangling, I don’t like owing
him.
I don’t like owing anyone.
Burke turned my entire life into one big debt.
But my body isn’t available as collateral.
And neither is my heart.

 

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge.
Since 2013, she has sold more than 2 million books, with 4 New York Times bestsellers and more than 19 appearances on the USA Today bestseller list. Her books have been translated into French and German, with more titles releasing in 2019. 

From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men’s room toilet (and he isn’t a billionaire she met in a romantic comedy).

She lives in New England with her husband and three children where she is the only person in the household with the gene required to change empty toilet paper rolls.

 

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 out of 5

A story of the fall from Grace and fighting to find your way back.

Hastings is on top of the world. She and her husband are big names and players in the financial world. After eight years of marriage, Hastings still works to keep ahead of the game and keep her name in the lime-light and works very hard to get her own deals and prove to her husband that she is just as good at her job. She’s a go getter and always working to stay on top of her career and make money. One incident in her life will bring everything she knows crashing down around her and she will have to rebuild her life and will find herself in the process.

Ian is a well-known billionaire and works in the financial world just like Hastings and her husband, Burke. He has been attracted to Hastings for years and they have been rivals for years. The fall of Hastings will give Ian the chance he has been waiting for, but at what cost. He is also keeping a big secret from Hastings that could end their future before it goes any further.

I really enjoyed this story. It was funny, sad, and entertaining. I love the characters in this series and have enjoyed each of them. The women are funny, sassy, strong, and have each found their own troubles in this series. The men are strong, powerful, rich, and protective of their women and will do whatever they can to protect and keep their women safe and happy. This has been a great series and I give it a 4-star review. If you’re looking for a Rom Com this book and series is a great one to pick up.