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#WOTR21 #AudioBooks #DarkRomance #KU #Trilogy – Bought (The Owned Series Book 1) by Derek Masters

Bought (The Owned Series Book 1)

Hannah
There are no good men, only bad ones. The men from my past have proven this time and time again. I have no reason to think this one will be any different. One minute, I’m having dinner with my father and the next, I’m locked in a dark room waiting to be sold to the highest bidder. I can only imagine what kind of hell my life is about to become.

Reed
I am what I am. A sadist with a soul as dark as night. I’ve accepted this long ago. I wasn’t always like this. A man can only see so much evil until it changes him, haunts him, and clouds the way he views the world. I swore to never let anyone get close to me, but there’s something about Hannah. She intrigued me. I wanted her. I needed to know what lies beyond that broken spirit. I had to have her…so I bought her.

Bought is book number 1 in The Owned Series. It does end on a light cliffhanger but I promise it is SO worth it! As a special thank you, I’m including bonus content that will only be available during launch week! Enjoy!

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Derek Masters grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and now lives in the immediate Kansas City, Missouri area.

When he’s not writing, you can typically find him working out in the gym, watching the game at one of his favorite sports bars, or hanging out at the park with his dog, Bully.

#WOTR20 – #Review – Abducted by KI Lynn

Abducted

Releasing as part of the 2019 Sinister Fairy Tales Collection!

The mafia never lets you go.
I thought I was safe, free, but I never expected to find myself locked in a cage.
I’m in his territory. His prison.
The beast.
A fate worse than death awaits me if I can’t get away, so when the opportunity of salvation presents itself I grab it, even if I’m unsure if I can trust the hand I’m holding.
The only way out is through, exposing secrets and spilling blood.
Things aren’t how they appear. Nobody is what they seem.
Not even me.


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Oh, how I wish I could give this 6 stars! I have to be honest, I read this book without reading the blurb while only knowing it was a fairy tale retelling dealing with the mafia. Even if you read the blurb it will do nothing to prepare you for this insane ride. Ella’s life has been turned upside down and she is doing what she can to survive in a world full of monsters in the form of men. She is kidnapped and tortured. There was actually a point during the torture that I was going to put the book down. I felt like I knew what was going to happen, she was going to have Stockholm syndrome and then she was going to fall even further down the victim drain. I almost couldn’t take it. THEN…the unthinkable happens, and not from the person you would think. And BAM! My perception changes in an instant! I could not put this book down! All of sudden we are running, secrets are coming out left and right and the tension is intense! Can you be a monster and a savior? Can you truly change what you really are? Can you truly feel alive and feel like you are actually living if you are constantly on the run? Just like in Beauty and the Beast, love will conquer all, but dayum if this story didn’t make me feel all sorts of twisted up emotions and crazy feelings. I highly recommend this book… and when you start reading it, don’t stop til the very end. You won’t regret it. Bravo for an amazing story!

K.I. Lynn

K.I. Lynn is the USA Today Bestselling Author from The Bend Anthology, Amazon Bestseller Becoming Mrs. Lockwood, and the Amazon Bestselling Series, Breach. She spent her life in the arts, everything from music to painting and ceramics, then to writing. Characters have always run around in her head, acting out their stories, but it wasn’t until later in life she would put them to pen. It would turn out to be the one thing she was really passionate about.

Since she began posting stories online, she’s garnered acclaim for her diverse stories and hard hitting writing style. Two stories and characters are never the same, her brain moving through different ideas faster than she can write them down as it also plots its quest for world domination…or cheese. Whichever is easier to obtain… Usually it’s cheese.

#NewRelease #Dark #SinisterFairyTales #FairyTales – Starlet by Cora Kenborn

Starlet

Releasing as part of the Sinister Fairy Tales Collection!

They call me America’s Sweetheart.
Hollywood royalty. The last of an era.
Sole survivor of LA’s most infamous crime.

I’m not any of those things.
He forced me into the spotlight.
The liar with a perfect smile and cold blue eyes.

But Alexandra Romanov’s fate won’t be mine.
I’ll speak her lines. I’ll hit the mark. I’ll strike a pose.
And when the past and present collide, I’ll become their worst nightmare.

They told me to preserve the legacy.
Be careful what you ask for. . .
You just might get it.

Please be aware this book contains dark themes and sensitive subject matter that are essential to the storyline but may bother some readers.


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Cora Kenborn is a USA Today Bestselling Author who writes everything from dark and twisted mafia romances to laugh-out-loud romcoms. Known for her damaged bad boys and feisty heroines, Cora promises her readers a happily ever after, although she’ll take them on an emotional roller coaster before handing it over.

Cora can always be found at her desk with a bag of gummy bears because she has the eating habits of a toddler and a cup of coffee because adulting is hard. Since the domestic Southern Belle gene apparently skips a generation, she spends most of her free time convincing her family that microwaving Hot Pockets counts as cooking dinner.

Oh, and autocorrect thinks she’s obsessed with ducks.

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#WOTR20 #CoverReveal #Dark #BDSM #Master #Slave – Masquerade by Derek Masters

 

I’m dead to the world, except for HIM.

Looking for a big break in my journalism career, I thought I found it when I met Brandon Thomas, a seedy accountant who works for every crooked politician, plus the cartel.

The minute he caught me stealing computer files with the cartel by his side, the jig was up. The cartel wanted me dead.

Brandon wanted me dead, but then he had a better idea – one that wouldn’t end my life but change it forever. I would be granted the opportunity to live – but only as his slave.

Now I’m only his toy. An inanimate object to torture and play with when he feels like doing so. But what’s worst than being his toy? His plaything? Liking it.

And just as things between us begins to progress, the game changes and we learn that the cartel is coming to kill both of us.

Read this dark billionaire romantic suspense to find out who makes it out alive.




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Derek Masters grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and now lives in the immediate Kansas City, Missouri area.

When he’s not writing, you can typically find him working out in the gym, watching the game at one of his favorite sports bars, or hanging out at the park with his dog, Bully.

 

 

#NewRelease #DarkFairyTales – Zhànshì Series: Sinister Fairytales Collection Author: Anna Edwards

Title: Zhànshì
Series: Sinister Fairytales Collection
Author: Anna Edwards
Genre: Dark Fairytale Retelling
Release Date: May 26, 2020

Lia has known she was different since the age of five when her father taught her the skills of her ancestors. His stories of heroic exploits have fueled her fantasies for years. Little did she know that her expertise would be called upon when two cities, two triads, go to war. Will it be a step too far to think she can hide who she really is?
Jaxon has known his career path since he was a little boy when his father promised his only son to the leader of the Yu Shi triad. Jaxon doesn’t mind—it allows him to center his chaotic thoughts and fight his opponents to the death. But when he’s partnered with a mysterious new recruit, he begins to question everything he knows. What is the young boy hiding from him?
Zhanzhi is a modern day retelling of the tale of Mulan for the Sinister Fairytales Collection. Warrior Lia must find her inner strength to defeat a deadly enemy, who’s been left bitter by his quest for absolute power, while at the same time falling in love when she least expects it. Nothing will be as it seems in this dark triad world where a moment’s hesitation can be your downfall.
All I am a British author, from the depths of the rural countryside near London. In a previous life, I was an accountant from the age of twenty-one. I still do that on occasions, but most of my life is now spent intermingling writing while looking after my husband, two children and two cats (probably in the inverse order to the one listed!). When I have some spare time, I can also be found writing poetry, baking cakes (and eating them), or behind a camera snapping like a mad paparazzi.
I’m an avid reader who turned to writing to combat my depression and anxiety. I have a love of travelling and like to bring this to my stories to give them the air of reality.
I like my heroes hot and hunky with a dirty mouth, my heroines demure but with spunk, and my books full of dramatic suspense.
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#WOTR20 #NewRelease – Winter’s Arrow, Sinister Fairy Tales Collection by Lexi C. Foss

Title: Winter’s Arrow
Collection: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: Lexi C. Foss
Genre: Dark Fairy Tale Retrelling
Release Date: May 14, 2020
True love is a myth.
A trick.
A way to subdue the heroine and take everything from her.
Winter Snow
My “true love” conspired with my stepmother to have me killed and stole my throne.
But they failed.
I’ve been in hiding and refining my vengeance. I’m no longer the damsel they mistook me for once upon a time. I’m coming for them. And my kingdom, too.
Who needs dwarves when you have wolves?
Who needs blades when you have arrows?
My name used to be Snow. Now they call me the Winter’s Arrow. Because I’m here to destroy them all.
Kazek Flor
I’m not a prince but an Alpha. And I take what I want, when I want it. So when I found an Omega princess dying in the woods, I took her and made her mine.
I’ll train her. Embolden her. Help her seek the vengeance she is owed. Then, together, we’ll take down Winter Sector and the wicked Queen of Mirrors.
Run fast, little wolves.
Your former princess is about to rise with me by her side.
And we’re thirsting for your blood.

“Help,” I begged. “Need… help.” Kazek frowned at me. “You’re going into estrus, Snow. I’m planning to help you.” I shook my head, a whine catching in my throat. He didn’t understand. “No knot.” I couldn’t accept it. This had to be part of Vanessa’s plan, to make an Alpha think he could fuck me fully. She’d planned to entice Enrique with this spell, to force him to knot me. That was what she’d meant by having methods to induce the sensations. She’d cast some wicked enchantment that convinced Alphas I could handle them in a rut. Tears collected in my eyes. I’d escaped her clutches, only to fall into the hands of someone so much worse—an Alpha driven by need. She’d won. After all that… she’d still won. I crumpled against him, sobbing beneath the crushing emotions of betrayal and defeat. And worse, arousal. Because I wanted him.

USA Today Bestselling Author Lexi C. Foss loves to play in dark worlds, especially the ones that bite. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and their furry children. When not writing, she’s busy crossing items off her travel bucket list, or chasing eclipses around the globe. She’s quirky, consumes way too much coffee, and loves to swim.
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#WOTR20 Attending Author @JMWalker #Horror – Scream Queens: A Horror Anthology for Put The Nail In It

💀 Scream Queens: A Horror Anthology for Put The Nail In It💀
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About: Safe Horizon’s mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.

Scream Queens: A Horror Anthology for Put The Nail In It

In our world, there’s No Escape from the Silence. You can try Breaking Glass, but once you are Suspended in Blood there’s no way out. Hopefully, you have an Alibi when you run away from the Silent Screams that fill the night.

Scream Queens is a horror anthology raising money for #PutTheNailInIt, a charity focused on helping domestic violence victims. Now get ready to dive in, and Hush Little Baby, don’t say a word. Stella will read you a horror tale.


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Holy Mother….I cant even begin to discuss this story with you until I say BE READY!!

This story is about 2 girls who find themselves in a bad situation.  They are kidnapped and will be sold over and over and over.  Seems like bad luck until their circumstance change.  Yo.  It’s a crazy game changer that happens!!

Seriously, I don’t even know what to say in this review because I don’t want to give any of the twists away but DAYUM I was kicked off my arse.  I knew JM WAS twisted and yet I had no clue she was THIS twisted!!

J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who hit USA Today with Wanted: An Outlaw Anthology. She loves all things books, pigs and lip gloss. She is happily married to the man who inspires all of her Heroes and continues to make her weak in the knees every single day.

“Above all, be the HEROINE of your own life…” ~ Nora Ephron

#WOTR20 #NewRelease – Dolly by Measha Stone

DOLLY

He’s promised me sunlight.

Hope for a better future.

Freedom from this horror.

A life that doesn’t end in a dark cellar.

But, we’re trapped together.

Forced to live for the worst kind of people.

Desperate to survive for each other.

I crave his touch with every breath I take.

My heart aches for him.

He’s my hope for survival.

The man I want a future with.

I can have it all again, if only I trust him.

Even if that’s the only thing I can’t do.

Note from the publisher: Dolly is a psychological thriller with a dark love story. It is completely stand alone and does not have a cliffhanger. Enjoy!


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USA Today Bestselling Author Measha Stone is a lover of all things erotic and fun who writes kinky romantic suspense and dark romance novels. She won the 2018 Golden Flogger award in two categories, Best Advanced BDSM and Best Anthology. She’s hit #1 on Amazon in multiple categories in the U.S. and the U.K. When she’s not typing away on her computer, she can be found nestled up with a cup of tea and her kindle.

#WOTR20 #NewRelease #ReleaseDay #Dark – Convict Blood by Vivian Ward

Convict Blood

I’m forced to choose between life and death in two hells that I can’t escape.

Facing a prison sentence on a mysterious, unknown island with my infant daughter, I try to lay low and fly under the radar during my term, but Officer Matthew Kent has his sights locked in on me from the moment we have our first encounter. I find myself trapped in his private lair where my worst nightmare begins.

Handsome, obsessed, and haunted by his past, he’ll never let me go. Confined with my captor, love is no longer a choice because without him, I might not live long enough to make it out of here alive. My only instinct is to survive. There’s just one problem with our forbidden relationship: people are watching––and talking about it. Someone will die. Someone must die. But who will it be first?

Read this dark prison romance novel to find out who will make it out alive.


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Ok fraaaannz!!  I am a dark reader but I am a scaredy cat dark reader…meaning…if its super dark I hide and cry.  If its super dark, I freak outta my mind.  Ok so now you know what kinda whimp reader I am.  Lemme say, THIS BOOK I was totally rooting for the couple and not at all sad about what was happening.  LOL

Vic and Henry are totally in a bad spot and get caught stealing.  Now this is way way way back when Australia would send entire families to the jail if the parents were caught.  So Vic and Henry along with baby Lizzy are facing this jail time. (You get the prequal for the story here https://www.authorvivianward.com/ )

The couple are bound and determined to last the 9 month journey and if they get separated, they will keep their heads down and noses clean.  Well that is a great plan IN THEORY, but Vic soon becomes the eye of Marine Officer Kent’s eye.

Matthew Kent is not a great guy….initially.  Yeah, he is forcing himself on Vic but soon they two do form a bond.  Now I know people will scream STOCKHOLM SYNDROM, but I don’t think so.  I think they really and truly grow to love each other.  Matthew has cared for Lizzy and Vic while also looking for her husband but coming up short.

They two must overcome a lot while on the journey to the prison’s new camp.  They wonder if they can make it ago and what will happen once they do arrive at the island.  Right when we think we know what will happen, Vivian throws a giant couple of twists and turns and I was like DAYUM GIRL!!  Why you gotta do me like this!!! LOL

Once they boat makes way to the mainland Vic has a lot of new things to navigate and new worries besides what she has been worrying about the entire journey.  I legit cannot even begin to discuss what happens on the island because HELLO SPOILERS are not my jam.  But if you like darker books and storied with crazy twists and turns with yummy anti-heros and sweet heros, then this is a book for you.

Vivian Ward is a romance author from St. Louis, Missouri. She pens dark and dirty stories about alpha heroes and strong heroines with emotional HEAs. Vivian is happily married to her real-life Prince Charming who is also her best friend. One of her guilty pleasures is reading and writing smut while indulging in chocolate caramel candies.

#WOTR20 #BoxSet #FreeKU #AudioReview #Dark #BDSM #DarkBDSM – Risky Trilogy: The Complete Risky Series (Risky Series #1-3) by Vivian Ward

Risky Trilogy: The Complete Risky Series (Risky Series, #1-3)

Colton Kaswell will stop at nothing to get the woman he loves.
Ally is a young journalist who’s searching for the story that will blow her journalism career wide open and when a chance encounter lands her at the feet of a handsome billionaire, her life changes forever.

Before she knows it, she’s trapped in his dark underground world while Colton finds himself breaking every rule he’s ever made to protect his name and reputation. Just when the two are struggling to come to terms with what their relationship means and will do to both of them, someone new in the mix is lurking in the shadows, ready to destroy them both.

Neither of them can escape their past and now both of them must find a way to survive the present. Will they make it before their worlds are ripped apart again? Or will they conquer all and survive the odds?


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Colton and Ally!!!  What a great series!  The emotional roller coaster we go on from book 1 to book 3’s ending was amazing!!

Colton, the sex club owner, meets Flower Shop girl, Ally, and wants to buy flowers for his clubs.  Little naïve Ally strolls in and things soon change for the couple.  The chemistry was amazing to read, and it really pops for you when you listen the audio.  Of course, Ally has a dark secret as does Colton.  The couple soon have some issues and book one ended on a cliffhanger…GASP!!  Good thing I just kept on listening to the book to see what the heck happened next!

Now Imma admit Colton kinnnnda went a bit over the top with this plan to get Ally back.  I mean flowers and dinners sure buuuut kidnapping…well I mean you do you Colton buuuut a girl might not be ok with it.  Lucky for Colton, Ally is all in for his alpha ways and dominance.  Now Ally’s secret is still not out yet but soon it explodes when and Colton and her are trying to keep it from being public.  Ally becomes a bit desperate to stop her secret from coming out because she loves Colton and all his crazy dominance.

This book was a great read full of dark and sexy times but all in all a crazy over the top alpha and his women who are trying to figure everything out to see if love will win out.

Vivian Ward is a romance author from St. Louis, Missouri. She pens dark and dirty stories about alpha heroes and strong heroines with emotional HEAs. Vivian is happily married to her real-life Prince Charming who is also her best friend. One of her guilty pleasures is reading and writing smut while indulging in chocolate caramel candies.