Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Depraved (American Street Kings, Book One) by Bella J: Release Blitz + Review



Title: Depraved
Series: American Street Kings, Book One
Author: Bella J.
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publish Date: July 17, 2019
Review Source: Give Me Books Promotions



Obsession. It’s an ugly thing.

It consumes you. Controls you. Dictates your every move.

You can try to fight it, try to resist. But its stronger than you. It always wins.

The day I first saw her, obsession took root inside me. Suddenly there was nothing else. Just her.

My obsession left me no choice. I had to have her.

No matter the cost.
No matter the risk.
In the end she will be mine.

Until then…I wait.



Brooding, tough MC men/brothers, war, mayhem and kidnapping. That pretty much sums up Depraved. I have to say that although I totally dig this book, there were times that I despised situations throughout the story.

The way that Alyx was treated by Granite; whom was supposedly enamored by her, was so completely wrong. I wanted to jump into the book and smack the crap out of him. He is one angry, vile human being at times. And at others? A caring, compassionate man. I did however, love the fact that although Alyx is a tiny “ballerina girl”, she takes no gruff from anyone. No matter if it’s Granite or Onyx, she gives back what she receives. Her no holds barred attitude had me rooting for her, throughout the entire story. When things started to fall into place and had you desperately wanting the two together, tragedy strikes, and you wonder if there is any possibility of a happily ever after. What does the future hold?

Depraved does end in a cliffhanger, so I can’t wait for the next in the series ... Defiant. 




Chapter 1

Alyx

Midnight. The witching hour. The time evil came out to play. It was also the time when they arrived. The roar of engines sliced through the silence of night and set my heart racing. My skin tingled, and heat spread through me like wildfire.
It was him. The man I’d been watching from my bedroom window ever since they started coming around. He would come once a week, and always around midnight. Three motorcycles would be parked in the dark out front, and I would watch as he and two other men made their way to our front door.
Leather cuts, torn jeans, and shit-kicker boots set them apart from us and our designer label clothing. Even in the dark they looked mean and callous.
One of them had a clean-shaven head, and the other short hair, cut neatly. But him? He had longer hair. Dark—the same color as midnight—and it settled just below his shoulders. It was never styled, never neatly put in place, but always disheveled. There was this thing he did with his hair after taking off his helmet, pushing his fingers through the strands and pulling it back. It was like he tried to make it seem more…chaotic. Messed up. Perfect.
From the second floor of our house, it was easy to see his frame was bigger than the other two. Long body, broad shoulders, denim jeans clinging to thick thighs. During the last year, I had committed every inch of his frame to memory. Thinking about him. Fantasizing…my stranger in the dark.
His weekly visits were one of my father’s many secrets. A well-respected police commissioner’s reputation would be ruined if the public knew about his ties with one of New York’s most notorious motorcycle gangs. I never could figure out what kind of business my dad would have with these men. But while I stared from my window at the man in the shadows, I didn’t really care. The way my heart kept racing, my stomach filled with a kind of excitement I’d never felt before, I knew I had grown addicted to it. The thrill of watching him, studying him…desiring him.
He never looked around when he walked up to the front door. Under the dim light that came from the porch, I could make out the contour of his face and the shadow of his beard. But everything about him screamed business. Determination. Danger. Every step he took was calculated, confident, and undeniably dominant. He was the alpha, the leader—even I could see that.
The weekly visits usually lasted about an hour, maybe less. And I would wait by the window with so much expectation from the prospect of catching another glimpse of him, because this was the exciting part. The part where he left. It was the part I loved the most.
The front door would open, and first I’d see their shadows falling on the well-manicured lawn and cobble walkway. I would lean to the side of the window, my heart thumping erratically inside my chest…waiting…anticipating.
Then he would appear, his back toward me. The cut he wore told me who he was, a member of the American Street Kings—a wicked skull with the American flag proudly displayed on the leather. It was beautiful and threatening at the same time.
He’d reach his Harley, and I would straighten, my heart wanting to crawl out of my throat. My stomach would turn into a thousand knots within a split second as I watched him throw his cigarette to the ground, pressing on the little yellow coal with his boot. He would turn his head, glancing over his shoulder in my direction. Then, finally, the moment I had been waiting for ever since I heard the roar of their motorcycles coming down our driveway.
The moment when he turned around and looked right at me. I swallowed hard, equal parts excitement and fear running rampant inside me, but I refused to look away because it was all there. It was there, in his eyes. I could see it all the way from the second floor. The promise. The vow…the warning.

He would come for me. One day. Whether I wanted him to or not.





All the way from Cape Town, South Africa, Bella J lives for the days when she’s able to retreat to her writer’s cave where she can get lost in her little pretend world of romance, love, and insanely hot bad boys.

Bella J is a Hybrid Author with both Self-Published and Traditional Published work. Even though her novels range from drama, to comedy, to suspense, it's the dark, twisted side of romance she loves the most.

    


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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Release Blitz: Hell on Wheels by Penny Dee




Title: Hell on Wheels
Series: Kings of Mayhem MC #4
Author: Penny Dee
Genre: MC Romance/Ex-Navy SEAL
Release Date: July 16, 2019



Blurb

I left here a man but came back a beast

CHANCE

A shoulder-fired missile broke my body.
But betrayal obliterated my heart.
For months I lingered in and out of hell until my body healed.
Now I’m back in town with my club brothers. They think I am ok. But I am still fighting a war of darkness in my head and I can’t see a way out.
Then she comes into town like a summer breeze and makes me feel things I didn’t know existed.
She has the voice of an angel and the body of a goddess.
But she is running from her own demons. From the Devil himself.
He's coming to town and she's scared. But I've walked through hell and survived.
And I'll walk through it again to protect her.


CASSIDY

I’ve spent years running from my past.
Town to town.
State to state.
Never putting down roots.
Then I meet a beautiful, scarred beast of man who makes me feel something for the first time of my life...hope.
He makes me want to stay but it’s an impossibility.
Because the Devil is coming for me and when he arrives I won't stand a chance.


Hell on Wheels is book four in the Kings of Mayhem MC series.


So I have to be honest. I'm not a fan of MC novels. Haven't read one that I really liked or wanted to keep reading. So when I saw the blurb for this book, it sounded interesting enough. 
Goodness gracious, but when I saw the cover,I mean well look at it. I pride myself on not being shallow, but baser needs definitely took over here. 
After it starts out sexy as hell, then breaks your heart so tragically, I knew I was going to be hooked. 
So Chance is hot and protective and everything that you'd want in your alpha and "Cassidy" is sweet and strong and while she's scared out of her mind shes an ass kicker. 
So I was really excited because what little sight I had left after the cover burned my retinas from being so hot, I really enjoyed the story. Devoured it in one sitting. 
You'll really love the Kings. 
I love a book that has a villain you also hate. It creates a bond between you and the characters. 
I'm saying I'm a MC convert but I'm a believer in Penny Dee's guys. Now I'm going to dive into all of their stories. 






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Penny Dee writes contemporary romance about rockstars, bikers, hockey players and everyone in-between. She believes true love never runs smoothly, and her characters realize this too, with a boatload of drama and a whole lot of steam.

She found her happily ever after in Australia where she lives with her husband, daughter and a dog named Bindi.



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Release blitz: Cupids Anonymous by Lila Monroe




Title: Cupids Anonymous
Author: Lila Monroe
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: July 16, 2019



Blurb

Fall in love with the sizzling new romantic comedy - perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Christina Lauren!

Rule #1 Don’t get hit by your own arrow.

I’m a professional Cyrano - minus the honking great nose. Need a love note, raunchy sext, or apology letter so epic that your other half will forget you hesitated a beat too long when you asked, 'does this make me look fat?'? I’ve got you covered. But when my most frequent client, the annoyingly charming (or is that charmingly annoying?) Dylan Griffin comes to me with an unconventional new job, I discover that three little words can add up to one BIG complication…

Because Dylan doesn't want help seducing another swimsuit model (for once in his life). He wants my help winning over his high-school crush (aka, his one true love) - and he's prepared to make it worth my while. Throw in a summer Catskills trip that's equal parts 'Dirty Dancing' and dirty-talking, and this Cupid is soon out of her depth - and head over heels with the last man I expected. But can I find the right words when it comes to my own heart? Or will this happily ever end in disaster? 

Find out in the sparkling new romantic comedy from Lila Monroe!


I loved this book. The characters were easy to relate to and the story was cute. 
Poppy had a unique job and I really liked that about this book. She was uniquely herself and knew who she was. 
Dylan was a playboy with a heart of gold. A total unicorn. He had insecurities to fight through and I loved seeing him pant and try too hard. I thought that was refreshing for once. 
The only thing that kept this from being a full 5 feathers for me was the conflict. I think it could've been a different conflict.It was kind of the same old "misunderstanding" thats done a lot in Romance. I was hoping with such a refreshing story and refreshing characters the conflict would've been more inventive as well. 
Very good book and very sexy read. 
Hope you all enjoy it like I did. 






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Combining her love of writing, sex and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote The Billionaire Bargain. Lila enjoys writing, as it gives her a flexible schedule to spend time with her kids and a wonderful excuse to avoid them. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who strips out of his well-fitted suits nightly.


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Monday, July 8, 2019

Release Blitz by K. Dukey and K. Webster




Title: Daddy Me
A KKinky Reads Novella Standalone
Authors: Ker Dukey & K Webster
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: July 8, 2019



Blurb

From international bestselling authors, Ker Dukey and K Webster comes a fast-paced, hot, instalove standalone lunchtime read from their KKinky Reads collection!

Dreams are supposed to be encouraged.
Not mine.
My brother likes to keep me on a tight leash, tethered to an unexceptional life.
But when Ronan Hayes walks into our family-owned bar, he opens my cage and offers me freedom.

Ronan wants to give me the world.
A chance to take flight and soar.
He sees something special in me, and I want nothing more than to be that for him.
Special.

He’s my dream maker.
My shot. My hope. My everything.

Ronan craves to take care of me.
A protector. A confidant. A provider. A lover.
He wants to daddy me.
And I want to let him.

This is a steamy, kinky romance sure to make you blush! A perfect combination of sweet and sexy you can devour in one sitting! You'll get a happy ending that'll make you swoon!

This is not a dark romance.



I am a Pretty Dolls fan-girl so I was admittedly apprehensive about this not being a dark romance. 
I was genuinely surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. Its a short story and it gets right to steamy bits no delay but there is still an actual story. Its nice. Two things took this from being a 5 star book for me. One was the fact that it was so short I wanted more background on the characters, but it was mentioned that it was a short story so I wasn't surprised. It just left me wanting more. The second thing was the comment made by the Heroine in the book. She down talked female rappers. Not all female rappers talk about "their snatch." it just seemed shorted sighted. 
I really enjoyed the Hero in the book. His name alone made me hot under the collar. Ronan.... mmmm. 
Shes a brat and I love it, shes fun and while she isn't as independent as the heroines I usually champion she finds her voice and listens to herself and that I can relate to and respect. 
Definitely a good book and I recommend everyone read it. 





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Ker Dukey

My books all tend to be darker romance, the edge of your seat, angst-filled reads. My advice to my readers when starting one of my titles... prepare for the unexpected.

I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bedtime stories with my sisters growing up.

My mom would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. Not all love stories are made from light- some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.

When I’m not lost in the world of characters, I love spending time with my family. I’m a mom and that comes first in my life, but when I do get down time, I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.

K Webster

K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author of over seventy romance books in many different genres including dark romance, taboo romance, contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her supportive husband and two adorable children, she's active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads!

Can't find a certain book? Maybe it's too hot for Amazon! Don't worry because titles like Bad Bad Bad, This is War, Baby, The Wild, and Hale can all be found for sale on K's website in both ebook and paperback format.






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Saturday, July 6, 2019

King's Ransom (South Side Sinners, Book One) by: BT Urruela and CD Bradley: Release Blitz + Review


Title: King's Ransom
Series: South Side Sinners MC, Book One
Authors: BT Urruela and CD Bradley
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: July 2, 2019
Cover Design: FuriousFotog



Dimitri King is a killer … and an addict. Born into one of the most ruthless motorcycle clubs that ever ran the streets of St Louis, the only life he has ever known is destroying him from the inside out. A lifetime of trauma, bad decisions, and heinous violence has left him on the brink of complete disaster, but one mission will change everything.

Annalise Hale, daughter of Senator Ronald Hale, is the prima ballerina of the St. Louis Ballet. The picture-perfect trophy from afar, her life is a delicate facade that hides unspeakable pain. All she wanted was to escape.

She never dreamed of this.

Blameless in her father’s crimes, she is caught up like an exquisite pawn when the Sinners take her. Face-to-face with Dimitri King, like two sides of the same broken mirror, they have scars so deep, pain is the only feeling they know.

A match made in heaven but forged in hell, will they find their wounds fit together to create something beautiful or will the sins of their pasts be too great to overcome?


Imagine a life where you can’t see a way out. Where you feel trapped, unliked and unloved. Imagine the feeling of being a prized possession, but only for the sole purpose of imagery. In your heart of hearts, you know there is only one way out. It may not be what you want, but it’s your only vision. After all, you don’t have a life of your own. It’s set in stone and you not by your own doing.

“Dimitri seemed to collect the broken and the damned.” This is the perfect quote to introduce Dimitri. He was a tough alpha biker, but a broken one, nonetheless. He blamed himself for a past that he had no control over. Annalise was just as broken as he was, wanting an escape. As a prima ballerina, she couldn’t believe that she had such a connection to such a thug; but Dimitri had a heart of gold. Annalise could see it in his eyes. She could also see the pain. The pain that so desperately needs to be released. Can their two worlds collide and actually save each other, or will life go on and be as miserable and mundane as they had been, before they met?

King’s Ransom is one amazing story. It’s one of sorrow and desperation, yet one of fulfillment and triumph. BT Urruela and CD Bradley make one brilliant duo. The characters, the background, the details … it’s all right there, in the palm of your hand. Make sure to pick up a copy … it will make your head spin in all sorts of great ways!!







BT Urruela is a combat wounded amputee, purple heart recipient, contemporary author who has written both independent and traditionally published books. He is a RARE under 40 award recipient, Co-founder and Brand Ambassador for VETSports, People Magazine Tribute for Heroes winner, Cover Model, Motivational Speaker and Philanthropist. He lives in Florida with his two dogs, Kiko and Scout.






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I'm just a girl who likes to daydream and sometimes I write them down to share. Growing up, the literary world was my safe haven. A wonderful place of fantasy beyond the bounds of reality. As an adult, I put that behind me to practice medicine. My husband and I owned our own practice, had two children, and lived a somewhat normal life. Fate had other plans. In the span of a year, we sold our practice, bought a 96 acre farm in the hills of West Virginia, and adopted 3 of our patients (ages 1,3, and4). It has been an adventure of ups and downs and learning to laugh at ourselves. Yet, somewhere in the midst of kids, chickens, and toothpaste covered dogs, I began to write again. My late night / early morning escape lets me dream beyond all limits. I hope that you will enjoy the journey of the stories as much as I have writing them.


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