Friday, May 7, 2021

Fractured Reign (Gravestone Elite, Book 3) by Caitlyn Dare: Blog Tour + Review

Title: Fractured Reign
Series: Gravestone Elite, Book Three
Author: Caitlyn Dare
Genre: Dark Bully Romance
Publish Date: May 6, 2021
Review Source: Candi Kane PR

When Mia wakes up in the hospital with no memory of how she got there, she braces herself for bad news.

But nothing can ever prepare her for the truth.

Betrayed by the very people who were supposed to protect her, Mia no longer knows who to trust.

All Bexley wants is to fix things for the girl he loves, and keep those around him safe.

Even if it means embracing his legacy.

Can Bexley and Mia fight their own demons while fighting the enemies closing in around them...

Or will it be too late to save each other?

Fractured Reign is the conclusion to Mia and Bexley's dark and twisted story.

Fractured Reign is the final book in the Gravestone Elite trilogy. It is a DARK BULLY ROMANCE and contains mature content that some readers may find disturbing. You have been warned.

This was definitely not the ending I was expecting but loved this book and the series all the same. The rollercoaster of emotions and the twisted mind of Cade this like the first two books was a major page turner, with Cade on the run, everyone believing Mia is losing her mind because she sees Cade everywhere and Q keeping all their secrets close you can not help but continue to turn the pages as fast as possible to see what happens next. When coming face to face with her tormentor what is it that Mia will do and can she learn to live with her choice. I could not get enough of this series i absolutely loved Mia and Bex!!!!!

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Steel Empire (Broken Cross, Book Three) by Bri Blackwood: Release Blitz + Excerpt + Review

Title: Steel Empire
Series: Broken Cross, Book Three
Author: Bri Blackwood
Genre: Billionaire Dark Romance
Publish Date: May 6, 2021
Review Source: Give Me Books Promotions

Our bond is steel.

We began to rebuild what we had,
Because I’m determined to make things right.
Someone is out to ruin me,
And they’re using Anais to do it.
Danger threatened to take her from me forever.
But what they don’t know,
Is when someone threatens what is mine,
There will be hell to pay.

Steel Empire is book three in the Broken Cross series. It is the final book in Anais and Damien’s story. Themes in this dark and sexy series may not be suitable for all readers. Steel Empire is the final book in a trilogy and is not a standalone. Read Savage Empire and Scarred Empire before reading this book.

What an amazing ride with this series!!! I loved it so much!

It has everything. Danger, check. Attitude, check. Romance, check. Rich Alpha male, check. Mystery, check. Hot sexy times, double-check!

Damien & Anais..... just WOW!!! They are so awesome. They balance each other so completely. He’s all hard, dark & bossy. She’s sweet, independent & doesn’t put up with his bullshit. However, she does his alpha in bed!!!

Finding who is behind all the turmoil in their lives has become their mission. Putting pieces to the puzzle together is one wild ride. All while trying to turn their relationship from fake to real.

This is a must-read!!! The writing, the characters, and the story are excellent. It does need to be read in order.

Highly recommended!!!

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The demons that haunted my nightmares were supposed to remain there.

Yet, they had materialized into the real world and stole what was mine. There wasn’t much I feared, but my life had been turned upside down twice in recent weeks.

When Kingston alerted me that there was an incident involving Anais and her father and that his team was rushing in, my heartfelt as if it were being strangled. It took precious moments for me to reach Rob and head down to the car because there was no way I would stay at my office waiting for word on what happened to Anais. Every second that passed without a word made my mind race, wondering if the moment she walked out of my parents’ home would be the last time I saw her. After I was told that although James had been shot, Anais was fine and they were transporting her to a safe house, I felt as if I could breathe again.

Once it was confirmed that Kingston had Anais and she was safe, I knew that everything was going to be fine. I trusted Kingston with my life, and I knew that he would do everything in his power to make sure that Anais was okay.

The slight tremble of my hand as I pulled at my tie told me my feelings about this were completely different. The item of clothing now felt as if it were restricting my breathing, a change from just before I entered my home. The headache that was starting to form would not deter me from what had now become my only purpose: saving her.

Someone kidnapped her and I would drag whoever did this through the bowels of hell to get her back. This was a war and there wasn’t a chance that I would lose.

I pulled my phone out again and clicked a single button to redial the number that I practically had memorized due to how many times I had seen it in the last hour, but I got the same thing every time: Anais’s voicemail. I called both Kingston’s and Carter’s phones and got the same result. Where the fuck is everyone?

I cussed at myself for not working faster. The extra security measures that were supposed to be in place weren’t due to be installed until Monday. I’m failing her.

Book One: Savage Empire

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Book Two: Scarred Empire
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Bri loves a good romance, especially ones that involve a hot anti-hero. That is why she likes to turn the dial up a notch with her own writing. Her Broken Cross series is her debut dark romance series.

She spends most of her time hanging out with her family, plotting her next novel, or reading books by other romance authors.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Harlot (Hush, Book Two) by Mary Elizabeth: Release Blitz + Excerpt + Review

Title: Harlot
Series: Hush, Book Two
Genre: Organized Crime Romance
Publish Date: May 5, 2021
Review Source: Candi Kane PR

Camilla Hearst is a Harlot.

God forgives little girls who don’t obey, but he forsakes women who surrender their bodies to desires of the flesh.

Raised to believe her very existence was a sin, Camilla escaped her father’s iron fist and chased the sun to Grand Haven, California, where one thing was for certain:

It’s a man’s world.

She was prepared to live in it until the day Camilla met the highest paid escort in the city—exposing an underground world where women rule like queens. Now Camilla finds herself offering her body to the highest bidder.

Falling for Grand Haven’s golden boy and mafia attorney, Wilder Ridge, only strengthens her desire to break free from her dark past and control her own destiny. But in a society where everything has a price tag, she discovers her body isn't the only thing for sale.

So is her life.

I have followed Mary Elizabeth from the very beginning. Her writing is something otherworldly. The way that she writes is indescribable, to be honest. She is always very descriptive and you can literally see the characters unfolding before your eyes. I only know of one other author who writes like this, and she happens to be one of her best friends. It’s a talent like no other and I can never get enough.

Harlot is a book that I devoured in one sitting. I simply could not put it down. Wilder is a mafioso sex on legs, and Camilla is a damaged beauty. She needs him to bring out the good in her, as she was always taught that she was a no-good, dirty woman. The connection is there, and the attraction is off the charts. See for yourself just how amazing this story is. If you have not started this series, be sure to pick up Tramp (first in series) and begin today!!

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This isn’t fair.
He claims to not want me, but he doesn’t want anyone else to have me either.
And I’m melting for him.
“Camilla.” Wilder holds his hand out for me.
I take one look at it and walk away.
The cage around our hearts tightens with each step, but what’s another rope burn when
you’re already on fire?
He watches John Michael’s finger trail down my arm. Wilder stirs when the man leans in
and whispers, “How much?” Dark gray eyes turn stormy, and his headful of hair looks like it was caught in the wind.
He moves forward when I accept John’s hand in mine, and I almost don’t have it in me to move one foot in front of the other.
“Wilder, let her go,” Lydia says as I lead Lucky away.

Mary Elizabeth was born and raised in Southern California. She is a wife, mother of four beautiful children, and dog tamer to one enthusiastic Pit Bull and a prissy Chihuahua. She's a hairstylist by day but contemporary fiction, new adult author by night.

Mary can often be found finger twirling her hair and chewing on a stick of licorice while writing and rewriting a sentence over and over until it's perfect. She discovered her talent for tale-telling accidentally, but literature is in her chokehold. And she's not letting go until every story is told.

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Good On Paper (Love in Apartment 3B) by Everly Ashton: Release Blitz + Review

Title: Good On Paper
Series: Love in Apartment 3B
Genre: Workplace Romance
Publish Date: May 3, 2021

My new co-worker… not a fan.

Well, I do like the way he looks, the way he moves, and the way his forearms flex when he rolls the sleeves of his dress shirt up. But I hate how much pleasure he takes when he makes fun of me for using a matchmaker.

I’ve always gone after what I want. Why should love be any different?

After I find a letter in my apartment that foretells me falling for someone, our banter turns into kissing which turns into more, and soon, we find ourselves hiding our work affair from our boss and co-workers.

What could be worse than having to pretend you don’t love the man you pass multiple times in the hallway every day? Finding out you’re competing with him for the promotion you’ve both wanted your entire careers and knowing that neither one of you will back down.

I really enjoyed Good on Paper! I loved Marlowe and Isaacs's love/hate relationship and how they finally came to terms with their feelings for one another. I really liked the fact that Isaac was willing to give up his dream job for her. The way that Marlowe risked giving up her job to start her dream job she always wanted was surreal. I can’t wait to see what else Everly Ashton has in store for us next!

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Everly Ashton is a USA Today Bestselling Author who wanted to try something a little different under a new name. She loves brooding heroes, spunky heroines, and happily ever afters. You can usually find her with a Kindle in one hand and a cup of caffeine in the other. And because she’s using a pseudonym she can’t tell you much more than that. ;)

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Jack (Vegas Kings, Book One) by McKenna James: Release Blitz + Excerpt + Double Review

Title: Jack
Series: Vegas Kings, Book One
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: May 1, 2021
Review Source: Elle Woods PR

Jack Stapleton and his friends rule Las Vegas. They’ve got more money than they know what to do with, and Jack can have any woman he wants­­­­—except Ellie.


Rejection. That’s what I get for trying to save a girl who obviously doesn’t want saving.

Paying off her father’s debt so she can stop taking off her clothes for other people? That was a no-brainer. Obviously, I hoped she’d fall victim to my irresistible charm. My selflessness.

But no.

I’ve offended her independent spirit, and instead of falling for me, she’s doing everything she can to avoid me. I should forget all about Ellie Masters, but I’m a sucker for her sassy smile and that fiery, luscious mouth.

I’m more than willing to take a gamble on this girl, but she’s made it clear I’m going to need more than luck to win her heart.


My momma raised me to believe that I don’t need a man. Except, apparently, I do.

And now that I owe a debt to a billionaire, I feel sick to my stomach.

It’s not like I’ll ever be able to pay him back.

The man is richer than God and hotter than the Devil. When he’s next to me, I just about melt.

The last thing I want is to fall for a man like that.

The problem is, I think I already have…

I really loved this story!! Jack & Ellie are amazing!!

Jack the playboy and Ellie the level-headed one. Her father dies and leaves her and her mom with major debt and not just any debt. It’s to some really bad people.

Jack is one of the Four Kings of Vegas. Just a title the paps gave them because they are all single players. No one expects them to ever settle down. One is now getting married and it’s making Jack think he’s ready. Especially if he found the right girl.

Ellie kinda slams into his life suddenly and he can’t get her out of his mind. He helps her in ways only a Knight in shining armor could do.

The characters, the story, and the writing are amazing!!!! I can’t wait for the next book. Jack's sister is off-limits to his friends. But, I think there’s something going on with her and one of the Kings. I just can’t wait!!

Highly Recommended!!!!

This is the first book in a new series - The Vegas Kings.

Here, you meet Jack and Ellie; who have an amazing connection from the start, even if she doesn't want to see or admit it. They have that fun-loving ‘I'm not going to give up until I get you’ kind of vibe. Ellie is a stubborn one, but Jack is a persistent one, with a playboy past and a heart of gold. However, will he be able to win out over Ellies stubbornness? I guess you will have to read to find out! This was a very good intro to the start of a new series. I can't wait to read the rest of them.

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“Wait, please!” a feminine voice calls out as the doors begin to close.

I put my hand out, triggering the sensor, and they burst open to reveal a woman standing there. She isn’t just any woman, though. With long dark hair that hangs loosely around her shoulders and impossibly long legs that spill out from beneath the short white jacket she’s wearing, she’s quite possibly the most stunning woman I’ve ever seen. Her icy blue eyes flicker up and meet mine as she steps into the elevator.

“Thanks,” she murmurs, giving me a tight smile.

“What floor?” I ask.

“Top,” she replies, avoiding any further eye contact.

Amused, I press the button for the top floor again. That can only mean one thing—Ace ignored Asher’s request about the strippers. No doubt he’ll try to pin it on me.

“Fuck. I can't do this.”

I glance at the woman in surprise. I’m no expert when it comes to female emotions and shit, but she looks like she’s about to either burst into tears or start punching the elevator wall. Either way, something is obviously bothering her.

“Are you okay?” I ask.

Her head snaps up, and she looks at me like she forgot I was there. A faint glow of pink spreads across her cheeks as she quickly nods, then shakes her head.

“This is so not me,” she mutters, releasing a harsh laugh. “I tried, but I can’t do it.”

“Do you want to talk about it?” I offer. “I can be a pretty good listener.”

That part is a lie. Piper’s always telling me I can’t listen for shit, but honestly, I’m not sure what else to say to this girl.

“What the hell is talking going to do?” she snaps. “I’m sorry, I just…” She sighs. “No. There’s no way I’ll be able to go through with this.”

“Then don’t.”

If she is part of the entertainment that Ace hired—though she really doesn’t strike me as the type—I’m worried someone is making her do something she doesn’t want to do.

“It’s not that simple.” She mumbles so softly that I’m pretty sure she didn’t mean for me to hear it. “I need the money.”

“There are other ways to make money.”

“Only a rich person would say that with such ignorance,” she replies, her lips twitching.


But at least I got her to almost smile.

Mckenna James is the pet name for a collaborative writing duo who share an addiction to sweet tea and a love for wealthy, attractive men.

Since they don't know enough devastatingly handsome men with boatloads of cash to spare, they decided to create some. They specialize in fairytales for today's world featuring modern princes and heroines who speak their minds and carve out happily ever afters on their own terms.

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