Friday, September 25, 2020


Title: Ravage

Series: Untamed Sons MC, Book One

Author: Jessica Ames

Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: September 24, 2020

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Savage

As president of the Untamed Sons MC, I'm no stranger to pain, but three years ago Sasha broke my heart and put another black mark against my soul. Even the mention of her name is enough to bring my demons out to play. I still don't know what happened, but what I do know is she walked out on me, the club, and the future we were working towards without a backwards glance. I should have known she wouldn't stay gone.

Sasha

Leaving Rav was the hardest decision I've ever had to make, but I didn’t have a choice. Staying and facing my past wasn't an option. I suffered through hell, but I'm stronger than I've ever been, at least I was until my daughter got sick. Now, the only person left who might be able to save her is her father.

Only, I have no idea who it is. Ravage, or his brother, Sin.

*Warning : Contains adult content, reading age 18 +. Graphic violence and dark emotional scenes that may trigger some readers.


OMG WOW! WOW WOW WOW!!! I love my MC books but this is hard core MC and fantastic!! 

This book has all the things! I'll get to the writing in a min. We need to talk about all the things! The emotions, the fights, the anger, the heartbreak and the betrayal! Then there's the Romance, the secrets, the CHEMISTRY! My god the chemistry is off the charts.

I mean the entire Alpha meets Mom of sick child is amazing. Add in that the Alpha & the Mom have history and this could be their second chance...more amazing. Add in the other characters in the MC and you get just.....awesomeness.

The writing is absolutely amazing! The intertwining of the characters, the twist & turns and the excitement is all off the charts! Sons of Anarchy fans will LOVE this!!!

Very Very Highly Recommend!




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As I push the button for a white coffee with sugar, I hear a voice behind me.

“Sasha.”

Even after all this time, even after all the hurt, he has the power to make the apex between my legs throb with anticipation. Slowly, I turn from the machine and come face to face with Rav. My heart twitches as I take him in. He looks the same as he did when I saw him at the compound, but he doesn’t look like my Tyler, not anymore. He’s bigger, brawnier and wears a permanent scowl etched onto his handsome face. His worn and battered kutte fits him like it’s moulded to his frame, the ‘President’ patch on the front a stark reminder of the man he is. Regret surges through me, followed by remorse. I shouldn’t have let things get this far.

“Ty…” I breathe his name, trying to recapture my equilibrium. No one else can knock me off target like him. He still has the ability to bring me to my knees. He can still stir my desire and make me want him, even when he’s snarling at me.

Today, his long dark hair is loose around his shoulders, which accentuates that beard he’s wearing. He looks wild. It’s a good look on him.

“Ravage,” he growls. “I earned that name and you’ll use it, like everyone else does.”

And just like that ice fills my veins and my desire washes away, because his words cut me to the bone. Once, I was the only person allowed to call him Tyler. Once, I knew everything there was to know about him. Now, he’s treating me no better than a club bunny or an outsider, and fuck, does that hurt.



Releasing November 24, 2020

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Jessica Ames lives in a small market town in the Midlands, England. She lives with her dog and when she’s not writing, she’s playing with crochet hooks.


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Friday, September 18, 2020

Santiago's Conquest by VF Mason


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Title: Santiago’s Conquest

Author: V.F. Mason

Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance

Photographer: Wander Aguiar

Cover Design: Sommer Stein

Release Date: September 18, 2020


Power. Money. Status. Whatever I want, I get. And if something stands in my way? I conquer and destroy it. I’m a monster with no redeeming qualities. A hunter who seeks his prey so viciously nothing can stop me. My prey hides in the shadows thinking it might save him from my wrath. It won't. A true hunter knows one rule: Every prey can be lured out of the darkness with the right bait. And I just found mine. His daughter. The monster inside me craves to possess her. A beauty who ends up trapped in a castle by the horrible beast. Seducing and then breaking her will be my greatest conquest. After all, la vida es cruel. Life is cruel. And so am I.


I love this author and I love this book. In this book we have Santiago. A man who as a boy had a charmed life until someone came in the middle of the night and stole it from him. Now a hardened criminal with a Robin Hood complex he takes his revenge on the man who hurt him the most on his daughter. The saying does go, that sometimes you pay for the sins of your father and it’s no different for Briseis. The daughter of a ruthless man, who is abused and mistreated by those who should love her the most. She still manages to be a big-hearted person. The love affair between these two is so sweet and entrancing that you almost forget you're dealing with serial killers.

This book is full of adventure, steamy sex and strong female characters that you can't help but fall in love with.

What I love: The main characters are amazing. I love how they both stay true to who they are until the very end. No one changed, at least in some aspects. I love how (without giving too much away) Santiago realizes that the one who helped him most was the one he hated so much. I love the scene in the end when he finally realizes it.

I love Bri. She is strong and she didn't let things like, abuse and murder harden her heart. She stays sweet and loving through and through.  I love the Four horsemen and the original three. It was so nice reading about them again in this book.

What I didn't like: The story is amazing, but at times became easy to predict because a lot the books have the same theme... If you've read her before you know the tragedy I am speaking of. Sometimes it hard to stomach, but it causes you to root for those you normally wouldn't so I get why it’s done. I would like to see a serial killer who is one for different reasons though. That's just my opinion.

Even with the worn trope the writing and weaving was so well done it’s still a top notch read for me. 




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V.F.Mason always loved reading books and had quite a few fights with her momma over the genre she liked (romance, duh!) She studied filmmaking and thought that would feed her desire for stories, but that didn’t happen. Finally, when she was tired of all those voices in her head, she sat down and wrote a book. It was a huge decision to make and she thanks her friends and family for supporting her in it. When she is not writing, she can be found with her friends doing all sorts of crazy things or reading recent romance books that were written by her favorite authors.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Diamonds are Forever (Diamonds are Forever, Book Three) by Charmaine Pauls: Release Blitz + Excerpt + Review



Title: Diamonds are Forever
Series: Diamonds are Forever (Book Three)
Release Date: September 15, 2020
Review Source: Give Me Books Promotions




~ A DARK MAFIA ROMANCE ~

My love is wasted like gemstones in the dust, walked over by an oblivious shoe. It takes many suffering years and layers of mountains to squeeze carbon into a precious stone. Now that I’m polished and hard like a diamond, he doesn’t get to kick me back into the dirt.

Men like him don’t love women like me.
They don’t love.
Period.

But he made me.
He’ll live with me.
Because diamonds are forever. 

(Diamonds are Forever concludes this trilogy. Book 1, Diamonds in the Dust, and Book 2, Diamonds in the Rough, must be read to follow the story.)
















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The walk and fresh air do me good. I feel invigorated when I get to an open-air textile market I remember from driving past here once. The smell of grilled chestnuts from the vendor stand mixes with the odor of chemical dye from the fabric. Weaving through the aisles, I drag the familiar perfume into my lungs. Despite my situation, my spirits lift. It’s like the smell of roasted beans when entering a coffee shop on a cold morning or the welcoming scent of ink and paper in a bookstore on a lazy afternoon. Only, it’s the cocktail of threads and colors that makes my heart beat faster. With it comes the rush of memories from the fashion academy and, like an answering echo, a wave of nostalgia. I miss this. I miss the slide of fabric through my fingers and the soothing hum of a sewing machine.
A piece of organza hanging from a wooden rail lifts in the breeze. The floral print catches my eye. It’s pink and lilac, soft and lovely. I said I was done with sewing, but maybe it’s because I’ve been stuck on my old designs. Romantic designs. Walking to a stand with a much statelier roll of navy linen, I rub the coarse fabric between my fingers. Maybe I was looking at the wrong dreams.
“Would you like this fabric, ma’am?” the vendor asks.
I look up. The woman has a friendly smile. A red scarf tied around her hair brings out the warm tone of her skin and eyes.
I don’t have any money on me. I didn’t even know this was my destination when I started walking. “Oh, I’m just browsing.”
“Please cut the lady however much she wants,” a deep voice says.
I spin on my heel. The sight of him takes my breath away even after all this time. With his hands shoved into his pockets, Maxime’s stance is relaxed, but I recognize the power running underneath. As always, he’s dressed immaculately. Even his casual street clothes scream of sophistication and a keen sense of fashion. A roll-neck black T-shirt and fitted pants are rounded off with a brown coat, matching scarf, and short boots, but it’s not the clothes that define the man. It’s his presence. It’s how he dominates the space and demands attention. It’s what that look on his face promises.
Women stop talking to stare. I stare, too. I take in the familiar sharp chin and deep lines, the crooked nose and bump on the bridge, the gray eyes that cut through defenses and intentions, and the strong mouth that makes knees weak. His hair is ruffled, curlier from the humid air, and the longer sideburns give him an artistic look. He could be an eccentric painter or a brilliant rocket scientist, a mafia boss or a man bathing a woman on his knees. He could be a jet fighter pilot or a diamond tycoon. A woman’s imagination could run wild. What every female here knows with instinctive knowledge is that those hands, those hidden hands, can stroke a cheek as gently as they can squeeze around a throat. This is a man who can make a woman’s fantasies come true, and his gaze is trained on me with possessiveness. Adoration. Lust.
Our gazes remained locked as he takes his wallet out of his pocket and pulls out a few bills.
The vendor clears her throat. Her voice is husky when she asks, “How many meters would you like, ma’am?”
“Three, please,” I say, ripping a number from the sky.
Maxime’s lips lift in one corner. The smile makes his unconventionally beautiful-unattractive face seem more predatory than friendly.
Leaning closer, he presses his lips against my ear and says in English, “Let me buy this for you.”
The foreign accent hits me between the knees. We’ve been speaking French since my return. I’ve forgotten what his deep timbre sounds like when he whispers in my mother tongue. He smells like the king of winter, of cold weather and citrusy days. The perfume of chemical dye retreats as that winter heat rushes over me. The man and everything he stand for overwhelm my senses.
That my mind can focus on his words is a miracle. I think back to his story, to the man who had two choices, the kidnapper who could take his target kindly or with force. I don’t want force. I don’t want kindness. I want honesty.
“Why?” I ask with a dry throat.
His breath strokes over my ear. His words are self-assured and seductive. “Because I can.”
Pulling away, he creates an avalanche of cold when he takes his heat with him. I look down to where he’s rubbing the fabric between his fingers in a gesture that seems oddly like a caress. I shiver as if feeling that caress on my skin.

Because he can.

In the trilogy:


Diamonds in the Dust 

Diamonds in the Rough


Charmaine Pauls was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She obtained a degree in Communication at the University of Potchefstroom and followed a diverse career path in journalism, public relations, advertising, communication, and brand marketing. Her writing has always been an integral part of her professions.

When she moved to Chile with her French husband, she started writing full-time. She has been publishing novels and short stories since 2011.

Charmaine currently lives in Montpellier, France with her family. Their household is a lively mix of Afrikaans, English, French, and Spanish. 





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A Date with A Foodie (Dating Series, Book Seven) by Heidi McLaughlin and L.P. Dover: Release Blitz + Review


Title: A Date with A Foodie
Series: The Dating Series, Book Seven
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: September 15, 2020



New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Heidi McLaughlin and L.P. Dover come together for a sexy new series that delivers romance for every season!

Spicy sweetness. Mouthwatering meat. Finger-licking goodness.

The restaurant community is abuzz with excitement. World renowned food critic August Cahill is coming to Chicago and a review from him can make or break even the best chef’s career.

As much as Madeline Metcalf would love for him to sample her goodies, she fears her bistro hasn’t made enough of a name for itself yet to earn his attentions. Thankfully, her nervous energy is put to good use when Adam, a smokin’ hottie she dated her freshman year of college, pops in for a bite. The heat between them has marinated with time, creating a savory dish of desire.

When Madeline learns August Cahill will be at the Taste of Chicago event, Adam insists they go. Dragging her to the pulled pork cook off, he feeds her succulent tastes that leave juices dribbling down her chin. But when Madeline learns Adam has been keeping a startlingly truth from her, it cooks up a recipe for disaster.

Crank up the heat and slather on the sauce, this kitchen is getting hot! 




Heidi McLaughlin is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of The Beaumont Series, The Boys of Summer, and The Archers.

Originally, from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband, two daughters, and their three dogs.

In 2012, Heidi turned her passion for reading into a full-fledged literary career, writing over twenty novels, including the acclaimed Forever My Girl.

When writing isn't occupying her time, you can find her sitting courtside at either of her daughters' basketball games.

Heidi's first novel, Forever My Girl, has been adapted into a motion picture with LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe, and opened in theaters on January 19, 2018, and is now available on DVD & Digital.




New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

She loves to write, but she also loves to play golf, go on mountain hikes and white-water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two youngest fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime, usually Christmas carols. 

Dover has written countless novels in several different genres, but her favorite to write is romantic suspense. However, she has found a new passion in romantic comedy, especially involving sexy golfers. Who knew the sport could be so dirty and fun to write about.




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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Vibe by Liza James: Release Blitz + Double Review


Title: Vibe
Author: Liza James
Genre: Adult Dark Romance
Release Date: September 10, 2020



This wasn't the life I was meant to live.

According to my family, to The Nation, I should be working on my ascension.

But I couldn't. Not after everything I'd seen, everything they made me do.

After everything that had been done to me. I had to run away.

Now, it's been years of living on the outside in a life I thought I had finally pulled together.

Until I met her. She changed everything for me.

Slowly, the cracks of my facade began crumbling, revealing the secrets I hadn't realized were buried around my seemingly mundane life.

I should run again, but with her by my side? I think we can tear everything down together.

TRIGGER WARNING: This book confronts serious issues that can be potential triggers, such as rape, drugs, and violence. It does contain scenes in which sexual content is written in explicit detail.


The characters in this book are what gives Vibe it’s greatness. From the beginning, the characters are what stood out for me. From Aura’s childhood, thru to present day, they are what defines this book.

Bethie, Hawk & Aura meet Ruby and everything seems to change immediately. The relationships she had before Ruby have changed. She doesn’t feel the same way about them now. Her feelings for Ruby and her take no shit attitude have changed her and made her stronger.

The writing is excellent. The way Liza James intertwines the paths of these characters is amazing. Her story telling is awesome in the way it feels relatable.

This is a must-read book!

Highly Recommend!!


Holy .... WOOOOWWWW! I am speechless as to how the end of Vibe unraveled. This book is filled with angst, drama, hidden secrets, darkness, sex, first times and so much more. I did not foresee so many twists and turns, but my goodness did Liza James bring it! I am honestly struggling with the words for my review. It was fantastic and just ... whoa.

Each character has a depth to them, and you want to continue to know more. Even the filthy side characters. You just want to crawl inside their heads to figure out what they’re thinking. With Aura being raised in a cult, she only knew one way of life. Meeting Ruby gives her life so much more meaning and even self-discovery. The life that she knew was cold and sterile. Ruby brings out a person that Aura never knew existed within herself.

I honestly thought this book was going to just be filled with raunchy sex. Nope, not even close. The story line is so beautifully written. No matter what the past brings or what the future entails, we are held captive in how well the story is put together. This is my first F/F book, as well as my first read by Liza James, but it won’t be my last.  I am so impressed. I am in awe at her talent and I cannot wait to see what she has in store for us next!






I remember writing my first book when I was just a kid. It was a short children's story that my mom loved so much, she took the time to get our friend to illustrate all of the pages.

I had decided back then, that when I grew up I was going to be an author. Funny how we grow up and things change so drastically, right? As I got older, I began the age old search of trying to figure out exactly what I wanted in life.

I got married at 18, moved across the world with my husband and spent the next several years trying so many different things in order to find my fit. I fell in love with so many things as well, including photography, calligraphy, music, and letterpress.

But writing and reading have always remained a constant love of mine. Oddly enough, it was the only thing I never spoke about. I kept it very private, starting several different stories and ultimately not finishing them. I never spoke about what I was writing with anyone, or very very few people once in a while. I didn’t even share what I wrote with my family or my husband.

This year, a lot of things changed. I found myself coming to a place in my life as a mom, a wife, a friend, but still not as MYSELF. I continued struggling with my own identity, struggling with who I was outside of being a wife and mother. So, I made it a goal to write and finish my first novel in 2019. I decided to CHOOSE my path and create it for myself, choose my identity and allow my passion for writing to come at the forefront of that.

I am a mother. I am a wife. I am a friend and a lover of many many things. But I am also a writer, I’m an author, and loving every moment of embracing myself in all of those things.

So, here I am today, writing this blurb about my “story” and laughing to myself just a bit. Because this is just the beginning of what my story was and is going to be, and I’m ready to embrace whatever this new adventure has for me. 



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