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#WOTR19 – #Review – Marked (Marked Series #3) by Elena M. Reyes

 

Marked (#3 Marked Series)

 

“With everything I am. I’ll always be by your side.”

It was his truth.

A vow Talan made to the woman who owned him. Because that is what Maya did to him, she held his entire life in her hands. He lived for her smile . . . her happiness.

And now someone has dimmed that light in her eyes with their malice.

Because if one thing was certain, it was that he breathed for her. It was her warmth and love that gave him a home—a purpose and desire for more.

But now that had been threatened. Maya was in pain and that for him was unbearable. His love for his Bitty has taken him past the breaking point and he’s determined to make those that hurt her pay. He wanted the blood of those that wronged her—almost took her away from him—on his hands.

It was his fault. A fault that he would right no matter what he had to go through.

How does a man so completely in love with his female react to seeing her broken in a hospital bed?

He fights. Goes against all logic and seeks vengeance.

 

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I’ve been MARKED! The sheer intensity of the emotions that come from this entire series is incredible, but Marked is where it all combusts! I assume if you are reading this review you have read the rest of the series….and if you have not….well read them! Maya is in the hospital after the incident with Janice. Talan is a mess because of the Maya getting hurt and feels that it is all his fault. Both of them are hard headed and stubborn enough to make you want to smack em around and hug them at the same time. The feelings these two have for each other are extremely intense. A true and pure love. And the extended “family” of characters all play their part. Maya’s light has burned out. She has been reduced by what Janice has done. Maya and Talan are second guessing each other and words fly. Emotions are heightened and fireworks explode. They work through this together and with the fam. But then are blindsided when Luke (Janice’s doctor) shows up at their doorstep to discuss Janice’s situation with them. This is when we really see the doc’s true colors and possible feelings for his patient. This also puts Talan and Maya to the test as both of them realize that Janice has “issues”  but both also feel that she knew what she was doing. The spoiler that I will give is that Luke does ask Maya to attend a therapy session with Janice to talk about the incident. ***this is the only spoiler!*** And this brings a lot of the heavy to Maya’s and Talan’s relationship over the whether or not Maya decides to go or not. With that being said….you must read this to find out!

 

“…but it was your heart that stole mine. Please don’t ever return it; it’s yours. Just like you will always f**king be mine.”

 

“Hate was a powerful thing. Made humans macabre and cold. Deadly. My biggest fear was that he would become lost in the need to seek revenge and I lost him.”

 

“Like Heaven.

Like Hell.

Like my favorite kind of sin.”

 

These two have an incredible bond and being able to go on this emotional roller-coaster with them is amazing. But no worries…this book is full of witty banter and plenty of snark that makes us all laugh with the intense stuff that you may need some tissues for. What are you waiting for? Pick this up!

 

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Elena M. Reyes was born and raised in Miami Florida. She is the epitome of a Floridian and if she could live in her beloved flip-flops, she would.
As a small child, she was always intrigued by all forms of art–whether it was dancing to island rhythms, or painting with any medium she could get her hands on. Her first taste of writing came to her during her fifth-grade year when her class was prompted to participate in the D. A. R. E. Program and write an essay on what they’d learned.
Her passion for reading over the years has amassed her with hours of pleasure. It wasn’t until she stumbled upon fanfiction that her thirst to write overtook her world. She now resides in Central Florida with her husband and son, spending all her down time letting her creativity flow and characters grow.

 

#WOTR19 – #Review – The Arbiter (Divinely Damned #1) by K.B. Everly and Brandy Slaven

#WOTR19 attending author BRANDY SLAVEN

 

The Arbiter (Divinely Damned, #1)

 

“She is too sinful to be Divine
and too righteous to be Damned.”
 

Nocturna; a hybrid, an all around smart ass, and the owner of The Apothecary, a night club for all the denizens that walk the earth to play amongst humans, is about to have her life altered by the Creator of all.

The last Arbiter has fallen and a new one must be chosen, one of both Divine and Damned blood. She will be both judge and executioner for the supernatural races, choosing how to punish or bless the souls brought before her.

Within her first week with her new status, Damned from all over are disappearing and disturbing videos of Damned being tortured and killed are surfacing. When Lord Monroe, one of The Infernal leaders of the Damned, becomes one of those who are missing, the Damned begin to point their fingers at The Rites; the Divine soldiers who are part of The Order of Abel. The clock is ticking, and it is her responsibility to find who is responsible and pass judgement. With the help of Enoch, an Infernal of the Damned, and Larkan, a Rite of the Order, Nocturna travels to Lord Monroe’s estate, hoping to find clues as to what happened to him and all the others.

Her integrity and her heart will be pushed and pulled in all directions as she faces the biggest dilemma of her existence; can she make the decision that is right for the lives of all, not the decision that is easiest for her. Will she stay true and lead the world into peace? Or will she choose sides like all the Arbiters before her and lead them all to destruction?

**This is a Reverse Harem Dark Romance that is recommended for ages 18+. There are elements of violence, such as torture and a body count, and steamy scenes that are sure to light you on fire. If you’re into that sort of thing, then boy do we have the book for you!

 

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First, the cover of this book is amazing! Second, the premise of the story is incredible! Third, I can’t wait for the sequel!

 

“There’s always a fine line between everything. Love and hate. Cruelty and compassion. Pure and tainted. Light and dark. Most fail on either side of the spectrum within black or white, but none fall on that line that flows through the grey areas. No one is a perfect balance of all those things.”

 

This is what the Arbiter is supposed to be. Nocturna is a half breed. Half Divine and half Damned. There are very few halfies in the world and the Creator chooses one to be the Arbiter. The Arbiter is judge and jury over the Damned and Divine. Nocturna believes in a place that both beings can be themselves as long as nobody breaks the rules. She has created a sort of sanctuary for both within her club, The Apothecary. One eventful night and her world is rocked when she becomes the Arbiter. She finds that a past love and heartbreak, Enoch, is part of the Infernal who are the leaders of the Damned. She falls for Monroe, another leader of the Infernal. And has an incredible bond with Larkan, a Rite with the Divine. As they find out that Damned have been abducted and tortured they all find that they are part of the bigger picture and need to save these souls and stop the torturing. At the same time we are finding that not everyone on their team are loyal and their are traitors in the midst. Monroe ends up being captured, one of her dearest friends are abducted and her friend’s husband has been killed. Nocturna has to turn herself over to the bad guys in order to try and save the ones she love. And all the men in her life are going to be needed to keep her balanced between the Divine and the Damned.

 

This is a dark paranormal reverse harem story that is very intriguing. There is a lot going on within the big picture. It is dark and mysterious and is intense on the emotions evoked. It seemed to me like there was a lot of world building going on but some things were missed or rushed. Some of the characters were a little underdeveloped in my opinion. There was always just something out of reach. Overall though, I really enjoyed the story. There is a cliffhanger and I am anxiously awaiting the sequel to see how the story develops. It’s a wicked start to what I am sure will be an intense series!

 

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Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her typing away at her laptop, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at one of the state parks. Bringing her characters to life is one of her greatest accomplishments.

 

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#WOTR19 – #Review – Tray (Hell’s Harlem #2) by J.M. Walker

 

Tray (Hell's Harlem, #2)

 

Despair. Hunger. Pain. Need.
It started the moment she bumped into me.
Ecstasy. Danger. Seduction. Terror.
She was off-limits, but it didn’t stop me from wanting her.
My life was empty. My thoughts were dark. My heart was stone.
Feeling unwanted for most of my life, I didn’t know where I belonged or what my purpose was. He was all I had until she came along and brought out emotions I never knew were possible. She was innocent. Pure. Untouched. She was the daughter of a rival club member, but that didn’t stop us. It only heightened the desire, the passion we felt. We were happy…until someone she trusted made a move that no one saw coming…

 

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Tray…..where have you been all my life?!?! And Zillah…..My new girl crush!!!!

These two! OMG! They should not be together but when you see something you can’t have it heightens the need that much more. I can’t say that they have a love at first sight type of relationship but more of an insta-attraction/lust that turns to an intense love type of relationship. He is a nomad that hangs with Hell’s Harlem. Tray is a loner and just doesn’t really belong anywhere. He happens upon Zillah when he goes to a shop ran by the president of a rival motorcycle club. Here him and Zillah run into each other and instantly need to be closer. This turns into quite the ordeal as they have to hide their blooming relationship. At the same time Tray is trying to salvage a relationship with his best friend Catch as he used Catch in a way that he can’t really take back. As Tray and Zillah’s relationship intensifies they find out that they have been being watched. Once this realization comes out, the sh*t hits the fan! The twist in this book had my jaw dropped open and gasping trying to get a grip on what was happening! No spoilers here but let me tell you that you won’t believe it until you read it!

 

“I hadn’t known Zillah for twenty-four hours and I couldn’t stop thinking about her. She was young, full of life, and everything I needed in my darkest hours. It didn’t make sense when I never believed in this instant attraction sh*t but there was something about her that I latched on to. And I knew she felt it just the same.”

 

“Tray had been on my mind since I met him the day before. When he touched my cheek. When he told me he wanted to f**k me. When he just looked at me. It was like he could see right into my soul. Right into a part of myself that had been dormant for so long. A part no one had ever revealed before, until him. I may have been a virgin but I knew I wanted more. I wanted him. I wanted everything. I was greedy. Hungry. And I didn’t know what for.”

 

This sinfully sexy book full of hotness and wtf’s will pull you in and keep a hold of you tightly right until the very end. I cannot wait for the next installment in Hell’s Harlem. I didn’t think anyone was going to outdo Greyson, but now I am Team Tray!!!!

 

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J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who 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

#WOTR19 – #Review – Scars (Marked Series 2.5) by Elena M. Reyes

 

Scars (Marked #2.5)

Abandoned.

Thrown away.

Invisible.

Every single one of those could be used to describe me. They can tell you my story—my sad past—without a single syllable passing through my lips.

I hate them—those who lied to me. They claimed to love me, but in reality they used me when convenient. My parents. Sister. And now Talan. Loving them has left me empty. Sad.

Alone.

Not anymore. Screw them. My love has turned to anger…hate. Now, what consumes me is the urge to destroy, to force them to see what they wrecked with their carelessness. My name will never be forgotten. Not after I have my revenge.

His tears will be my ultimate retribution.

 

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Oh holy hell! This is all about Janice, this girl…..smh. In the first two books we get glimpses of our girl but she has had a sordid past and some other issues to go right along with it. She is the girl we all love to hate….but dayum, I feel so bad for her. So, we all know she is hung up on Talan and currently hates Maya because she stole Talan from her. But the leaps and bounds she goes through to tear these two apart is incredible. And she has a support system that wants to help her be better.

 

I dressed like a whore.

Acted like a b*tch.

Innocent could never be used to describe me.

 

We get to dive into Janice’s world and how she rationalizes what she does and did! She has scars but does an incredible job at hiding them….until…..Maya. It’s definitely an interesting glimpse into her life and give us so much more to go on than just the crazy girl who thinks she loves Talan. There is SOOOOOOO MUCH MORE! I feel more complete with the series at this point knowing just where Janice is coming from and how she justifies her behavior. It’s INTENSE!!!!

 

Losing him to her wouldn’t be the end of my world, just the intermission into my next chapter.

 

I can’t wait to get started with Marked to get my fix! I’m addicted!!!! Bravo Elena M. Reyes, you rocked my world!

 

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Elena M. Reyes was born and raised in Miami Florida. She is the epitome of a Floridian and if she could live in her beloved flip-flops, she would.
As a small child, she was always intrigued by all forms of art–whether it was dancing to island rhythms, or painting with any medium she could get her hands on. Her first taste of writing came to her during her fifth-grade year when her class was prompted to participate in the D. A. R. E. Program and write an essay on what they’d learned.
Her passion for reading over the years has amassed her with hours of pleasure. It wasn’t until she stumbled upon fanfiction that her thirst to write overtook her world. She now resides in Central Florida with her husband and son, spending all her down time letting her creativity flow and characters grow.

#WOTR18 – #REVIEW – Greyson by JM Walker

Greyson

 

Confusion. Lust. Fear. Passion.

It started the moment she passed out in my arms.

Seduction. Vile. Depraved. Desire.

She couldn’t remember her past but looked to me like I was her future.

My walls were built. My heart was cold. My emotions vacant.

After being alone for five years with only my motorcycle club at my side, she was who I had been searching for. The one I had needed all along to light up the darkness surrounding my life. Just when I thought I had her, just when I thought I could finally allow myself that happiness I didn’t think I deserved. She was ripped from my hands…

 

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Be prepared for an incredible mind scramble! Eve is literally in the midst of a mind scramble. She has no clue who she is or why she is running but she knows it’s bad. Greyson is a hardcore MC guy who has done some shady things and is and has been totally closed off from anything new. When Eve lands in Greyson’s arms he can’t help but want to help her…and she sees him as her savior. But the problem with all of this is the fact that Eve has no clue who she is and Greyson is a total dick to her because he doesn’t believe he is good enough for anyone so he continues to push her away. The story itself is a rollercoaster full of emotional heartache with some laughs and some crazy HAWT stuff!!!! I am by no means a hardcore MC reader but I fell into the King’s Harlots series where Greyson first appeared and I just cannot get enough of this man! He has such a past that I wanted to uncover and get to know. And our heroine, well she put the cherry on top.

“Wind whipped around me, slapping me in the face and cutting into my skin like broken shards of glass. Sticks dug into my feet, the pain slicing through me but no matter how much agony it caused, I ran faster and faster. I didn’t know where I was going. I didn’t know what I was running toward. All I knew was that I was running from something. Whatever it had been, it was evil. Worse than the Devil himself. I didn’t know how I knew that. I couldn’t remember. But I could just feel it. “

“Eve. Sent from God to tempt me. F*** my life.”

“Hate me, beautiful girl. It’ll keep you safe.”

If there is one thing I have learned about the author with the past series and this book is that there is no end to the twists and turns that can come up. The banter between the MC members and with Eve is funny and definitely keeps Greyson on his toes. He is in constant turmoil over whether he can be the man he thinks he has to be for her and she is trying to figure out if her attraction is love or just that she needs someone to latch on to. But, whew! When the plot twist comes…and there is a couple, it will blow your mind! It is jammed pack full of surprises!!!

 

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J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who 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

#WOTR18 – #Review – Rushed by Kerri Ann

Rushed

 

After the accident I became no one…

I’m a blank slate.
I don’t remember the larger things you take for granted, like who am I, where I live, or if I have a family.
I remember nothing of importance.
The only clues are in the ruins that surround me.

Walking into the club, the growly voice behind me entices me to learn about myself. To look at this moment instead of the past. To find out what my new life can be if I give it a chance.
He’s excessive, he’s empowering, he’s dangerous.
He’s more than I bargained for.
The ex-MMA fighter that owns the hottest sex club in New York is everything I should avoid.

I swore it would be only one time, but as his hands roam I’m not sure this is something I could give up. Not even for a glimpse of who I was.

As I build new memories, can I give them—and him—all up for the past I’m missing?

 

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No Rush! Take your time! Rushed is an intense rollercoaster of ups and downs and some WOWZA emotions! Keenan was involved in an accident and has amnesia. She has no clue who she was, what she did, or if there may be anyone looking for her. She has these terrible nightmares and just can’t figure out if it is an actual dream or a memory.

“There’s no use in finding sleep tonight, or any other night, really. The nightmare is always there, every time I close my eyes. I’m stuck in the past, delaying my future, and I need to be free of this. I need my life back.”

While she has been staying at a hotel she has made some really great friends. She decides she will try to move on and just go forward and if she remembers….well, then she remembers. She is starting to try new things and go new places to see if it triggers any of her memories. She happens to go to a certain club owned by a certain guy they call Rush. They “run” into each other and things start to sizzle. But then duty calls and Rush is called away. She gets into some trouble and Rush comes to her rescue and from here on out things get crazy insane! From here I refuse to go into details as there will be no spoilers from me. I cannot tell you enough that the supporting characters in this story along with how the characters are all interwoven are incredible. You will find out more about the accident and when you do it will smack you in the face. I literally gasped at this point. The story definitely builds until this point, and when I say builds….it will keep you on pins and needles just waiting for the details. And once that is all out, BOOM! More smacks in the face with the plot twists and emotional rollercoaster ride of OMFG’s! The chemistry between these two characters is intense and perfect! Again, intense and sizzling hawt!!! Take your time with this one….you won’t want it to end!

 

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Dark, light, angsty, sexually charged and twisted.

Heart wrenching stories are what I love to write. The muse directs the story. I’m the instrument of their lives.

I won’t guarantee an HEA or HFN, because life doesn’t have those.

Enjoy the OMG’s and tears.

Kerri Ann

#WOTR18 #Review #Dark #DarkRomance #StockholmSyndrome- Six by KI Lynn

Six

I had a one-night stand. It wasn’t my first, but it would be my last.

A gun to the head.

A trained killer.

A deadly conspiracy.

Kidnapped and on the run, my life and death is in the hands of a sadist captor who happens to be my one-night stand. Armed with countless weapons, money, and new identities, the man I call Six drags me around the world.

The manhunt is on and Six is the next target. Can we find out who is killing off the Cleaners before they find us?

Two down, seven to go.

When it’s all over he’ll finish the job that dropped him into my life, and end it.
Stockholm Syndrome meets bucket list, and the question of what would you do to live before you died. The questions aren’t always answered in black and white. Gray becomes the norm as my morals are tested.

Death is a tragedy, and I’ll do anything to stay alive.

Are you ready for the last ride of your life? Six has a gun to your head—what would you do?

This isn’t a love story.

It’s a death story.

**Due to the dark and explicit nature of this book, it is recommended for mature audiences only as some scenes may be particularly disturbing.**

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So I am going to start this by saying this book might not be for everyone.  There is some possible Dub Consent in a scene in the beginning of the kidnapping….Its a bit dark in that she is kidnapped and he is telling her daily she is going to be killed once she has served her purpose…..Now on a scale of itty bitty dark to Holy Sweet Baby Jesus, I would say it is on the lower side of the scale BUT I enjoyed a few pretty dark novels (Aleatha and CJ) so again it your perception of dark.  But I will say there wasn’t any graphic and hard to read scenes if that makes any sense.

So can I say Six…Yes you can Stockholm me any day of the damn week!!  GOD LAWD this assassin is something else.  I just needed to get this started by addressing the holy hotness, arrogant factor of the main character.

Paisley/Lacey is just a typical girl doing her thing when she finds out the sexy one-night stand is now her kidnapper.  Was that his original plan? No but he just can’t seem to part with her especially since she has information he is in need of.

This book starts off so fast in the beginning which keeps the pages turning.  Then it slows downs and we are Paisley dealing with the aftermath of being caught and attracted to her kidnapper.  I mean who lusts after their kidnapper?? (Uhm, I would if it was Six too!!)  The two begin this push and pull of control.  He is always pushing her to let her know he is the one who will decide the day she dies but she is also pushing him more and more each day because…GASP….does he actually have feelings for her??

When the story slows down we are finding out more and more about Six…like WTF is he doing killing people???  We are also seeing our girl become more and more self-assured and ready to take on her death day.

We get to meet a cast of characters…AKA all Six’s killing buddies…and Five is so much of my future snuggle buddy.  I mean come on he is Five!! He is such a shit starter with Six and helps Lacey realize there is MORE there besides what Six is always telling her regarding how he feels.

The plot of the story is great.  We are trying to figure out why the assassins are being taken out.  What is happening and why are Six’s friends in danger.  I loved the story and will want to read more from this cast or characters.  The last chapter I had a little bit of a tear in my eye because…well yeah…but I absolutely love the story!!

K.I. Lynn is the USA Today Bestselling Author from The Bend Anthology 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.

 

#WOTR18 #UglyCry #DarkRomance #Erotica #Paranormal #NA #InstaLove- Twinsie Angie Top 5 from Jan to July 2018

Where do I even begin?? The last 6 months my reading has been all over the place from erotica to dark romance to NA to Contemporary Romance. I had such a hard time picking my top 5 I almost went to the top 10!! Some of these authors have hit my tops before but 2 are new to hitting my top lists so that makes me extra excited.

As always, out of my 5 books 3 of them are books you can find at my author event called Writers on the River. It is in Peoria, IL on July 21. **Quick event plug** General Admission tickets are still available for $10 at the door or on line at www.writersontheriver.weebly.com.

Ok so off to the top of my books. They are in no particular order!!!

Here goes and I hope you grab a book or 5 off my list!!

#UglyCry #WOTR18 – Don’t Be Afraid by CA Harms

Don't Be Afraid

Have you ever looked at someone and just knew,
knew that they were put in your life for a reason?
The one person that would be not only your best friend,
but would be your absolute everything?
That’s how I felt the first time I saw him.

That one day when a few little words changed our entire lives forever…

Don’t be Afraid, he said.
Life can change so quickly.
One moment you can be smiling and feeling as if you’re walking on clouds and the next, everything you love, everything you treasure crumbles at your feet.

I told him to fight, I told him I needed him.
We needed him.
But there are just some fights that can’t be won…

He was my angel then, and he’s still my angel now.
In a way, I believe he’s still looking out for us, giving us a future.
Sometimes it’s as if I can still feel his presence,
guiding us and keeping us safe.

So, I won’t be Afraid.
I’ll live. I’ll fight.
It’s what he would have wanted.

I’ll do it for him…

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I don’t know if I will be able to get through this review without stopping to blow my nose or wipe the streams of flowing tears from my eyes. Sweet Baby Jesus I am completely destroyed in the most beautiful of ways.

This book is such a simple idea but CA writes it with such depth of emotion if you don’t cry you must be a heartless person! LOL The story is all about love. Pure and simple love. The love of a man and wife. The love of 2 brothers willing to do for each other and their family. The story is about what happens when one person loses the love of their life or the person they consider to be their brother. How do the remaining two continue on without their missing link plus what happens when feelings begin to develop between the remaining people?

Sawyer has had a sad life and when she meets Pat everything clicks for her. She seems to have a golden life with the man of her dreams. When Cancer tears her happily ever after apart she learns to lean on Gage. Gage and Pat have grown up together and are brothers. When Pat asks Gage to watch out for his family. Gage does it because his feels Sawyer is his family too.

The story has me sobbing through most of the beginning of the book. Chapters 14 and 21 had me a hot mess so be warned!! But as the middle to end of the story is being told we are facing life without our Rock Pat but also looking to Gage for MORE. The end of the book throws a few amazing scenes that made my dried eyes begin to leak full force again.

The emotion and depth of story totally knocked me for a loop. I was stunned at how well CA Captured the emotion of each character in the story. The anger Pat felt. The sadness Sawyer felt, and the guilt Gage felt. Such a raw and emotionally gritty story this book is intense so be ready with the tissue. Be ready to have some Tylenol to help with the raging headache you will have from the snot sobbing tears you will be shedding!!

#DarkRomance – Viole(n)t Obsecurity by Megan Martin

Viole[n]t Obscurity (Violent, #1)

Aaron Whitman is my patient. That’s all.
The murky words in his skin don’t call to me.
His twitchy gray eyes don’t make me desire more than I should.
He’s my patient.
I’m his psychiatrist, Dr. Adeline Violet.
I’m in control.
I’m fine.
Why are you worried?
I can help him. I can cleanse his sadistic tendencies.
He’s my patient. Don’t you know?
Maximum security Ward Z at Silent River Psychiatric Hospital for Violent Criminals is our home.
He’s just my patient.

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WTF did I just read. It’s a crazy ass story and I FLOVED it …like HARD and I am flipping out that I have to wait until SUMMER to read the second part of the duet!! Holy Shit Balls Batman!! This book was hella crazy as allllll of Megan’s dark books are. They are so complex and twisted and just WHUT!!!!!!!!

Dr. Violet is the new psych doctor on Ward Z. This is pretty much where all the Charles Masons are going. These people are not getting out…EVAH!!! But she is young and hopeful that she can make a difference. She has limited staff, but she knows she can get this stuff done. She befriends one staff member, Richard who tries to help her stay away from the darkness that is inside of her and starts to shine when she spends more and more time with Aaron.

Aaron is hella crazy but at the same time I LOVE HIM. He loves hard and is so loyal to the people he trusts. The conversations between Aaron and Violet start to consume each of them. Their professional relationship starts to dance and then definitely crosses over inappropriate very quickly. But I was falling more and more in love with Aaron and wondering more and more for Violets sanity. I guess when you love someone who is nuts you tend to become nuts yourself???

The last couple of chapters shit goes down in a huge way. Secrets are spilled, and holy hell does Aaron come back to the crazy side of life even crazier after the way Violet misuses his trust. People I am dying to know what is going to happen to them….DYING!! Plus I wanna see the body count total because these two are going to definitely leave a lot of bodies in their wake.

#Erotica #WOTR18 – No Stranger by Anya Breton

No Stranger

Trawling dive bars on Halloween merits curvy Kate more than a one-night stand. Someone is obsessed with her…only, he won’t reveal his identity. But this hottie knows too much about her to be a stranger. Will she laugh in his face when she discovers the truth? Or will Kate and her sexy stalker find their happy-for-now?

I purchased this book.

So I was looking through the list of attending authors for the Writers on the River Author Event and noticed I hadn’t read but one book form this author. I freaking love her humor as a person plus the last book I read had me in stitches so I started to look through her catalogue. When I read the blurb for this book…..sex with a stranger and trying to figure it out…I was sold. But then to open the book and read the first line!! GASP! I settled in for a nice long, hawt read.

This books is about Kate who is kinda outspoken and at times can be a bit brutal with her opinions and come backs but she is who she is. She is also a bit on the insecure side because she isn’t a tiny girl. She is curvy annnnnd a bit slutty. Seems finding a boyfriend is not her goal where as a one-night stand is her goal. LOL When she meets Mr. Tall Dark and Handsome at a dive bar and discovers he knows her…like Real Life knows her and is doing the things he is doing to her in the store room…she can’t get enough.

I loved this book and how Kate is desperate to figure out who the heck Mr. Mystery Lover is. Kate and Mystery Man keep getting it on in the book and we keep getting more and more clues so Kate can finally cross more and more men off her “who is it” list.

I loved loved loved who the guy was at the end of the story. I also loved how it all comes out and how they finally admit how they feel about one another. I would have totally loved to have maybe one chapter in our Mystery Man’s POV but not knowing what he is thinking kept me wondering like Kate…WHO IN THE HECK IS IT!!!!!!!

#Paranormal #UglyCry – Bam’s Ever by Sandra Neeley
Bam's Ever (Avaleigh's Boys #5)

Bramley, Bam, as he’s known to his friends and family is a Bear shifter. He’s also a healer. He senses things about others and the world around him, but he can’t get a sense of what’s right for himself. He’s always known he wasn’t enough for a Mate. And he’d accepted it; until her. The female that would have been his Mate, had he been born worthy of one. And didn’t fate just love to jerk him around? It wasn’t enough that he couldn’t have her. She had to be placed right in front of his eyes where he had to interact with her and watch her find the male she was truly destined for. But it’s okay; he’ll watch over her, protect her, and love her enough to let her go when she finds her male. Only now, after pushing her away repeatedly so she’d find her true One, she’s missing. And he’ll be damned if he will allow her to stay missing; her male should have protected her better. He’s gonna find her, he’s gonna bring her home, and whether he’s worthy or not, he’s making her his! If he survives, that is…

Everly grew up forced to submit, used by the Fox skulk she was born into and especially by its heir apparent. It’s just the way of the world she lived in, but she’s always wanted more, wanted better. A chance encounter when she was young introduced her to a new friend and a whole new world of possibilities. Thanks to her friend and her friend’s brother, she learns to stand on her own, defend herself, and she refuses to settle for less than she knows she deserves. Then she meets him, her Mate. But he won’t have her, no matter how hard she tries. Until one night they finally connect. Just when she thinks it’s all going to be okay, her world comes to a screeching halt when he rejects her a final time, telling her to go to a male that means nothing to her. She runs away from her home, her friends, everything, as she searches for solace. There’s only one thing that could bring her back, her Mate. And now he needs her; his very survival depends on her. She’s going after him, and after she saves him, she’ll walk away if he still doesn’t want her. Now she only has to hope that she’s strong enough to save him, ‘cause she’s going in alone.

Edmond is Alpha of the local Fox skulk. He believes he’s entitled by birth and is cruel by nature. He was humiliated by Everly years ago and has fixated on her ever since. He’s managed to make her life a living hell. As far as he’s concerned, she’s his property to do with as he desires, and he plans to keep it that way. But there’s a chink in his plan; there’s a big Bear shifter hanging around lately, and Everly thinks the Bear is her Mate. Edmond is livid; the Bear not only interfered with his afternoon plans of a little fun with Everly, but he and his Wolf friend injured both Edmond and Edmond’s little brother. Any fool knows what that means; the Bear has to die, a slow and painful death at that. And Everly? She’s going to suffer for causing Edmond so much trouble. Neither one will ever know what hit them.

This is the fifth book in the Avaleigh’s Boys Series. This series follows a group of shifters who make their home in the backwoods and bayous of South Louisiana. Their clan consists of a mix-matched group of five shifters who depend on one another and are loyal to no end. These are their stories.

Warning: Intended for mature audiences. These stories contain hot bear, dragon, wolf and lion shifters. They like to cuss, fight and love their women. This book contains explicit love scenes, lots of use of the “F” word (among others), some violence, and possibly some abuse both real and inferred that may be disturbing for some readers.

I purchased this book

Oh BAM!! You did not disappoint me…..you made me want to kick you in the bear butt but disappoint me NEVER!!

If you are a fan of the series, like me, you have been dying for this book. You have been waiting for our sweet, sensitive bear to find love right?? Well Find love he did and push it away he did too. Bramley is convinced he is not to be loved by a mate. He thinks that since he can’t see his intended in the golden auras like he does the other mates, he isn’t deserving of one. Friends, the heartbreak and anguish he feels about his Ever…His Everly…can be felt through the pages. I was in full tears in chapter 4 seeing him push away his mate out of his sense of doing the right thing for her. But can I say a mad Bramley is something to behold….lets not get started on an angry Everly either!!!

Everly is over the moon at finding her mate and then destroyed when he pushes her away. She thinks its because of her past that is thrown in his face. She doesn’t know the broken male she is intended for. Her past clan come back and cause A LOT of trouble for our couple but the love they have for one another will not be stopped even if Bam and Ever are not in a good place.

The other characters of the story do an amazing job of helping our favorite bear figure love out. Bane being his brother’s rock, Avaleigh being the mother he never had, and Maverick being the guy to give him THAT shove he needed when he needed it. But friends, Delilah made my heart!! This woman has come so far and so fast in understanding pack love and acceptance. To see all she does for the family made my heart so happy for Kaid too.

Their are two set ups for future books…..Vince or Riley?? Gosh I am not sure who I want more!!!

The epilogue made my heart so happy. To see the HEA again for all the couples was amazing. I would have loved a few more chapters for Bane but that is just me because he is my favorite in the series!!!

#NA #WOTR18 – Outcast Jamie Schlosser

Outcast (The Good Guys)

KAYLA
My infatuation with Ezra Johnson started how all obsessions begin—with a simple crush. Over the years I silently soaked up every shy smile and random act of kindness, wrestling them away to a secret place in my heart meant for unrequited love.
Because if it wasn’t for the fact that I tutor him once a week, I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t even know I exist.
Then I find his sketchbook.
And it changes everything.

EZRA
There are two certainties in my life: I’ve been in love with Kayla Reynolds since I was fourteen, and I can’t have her.
I’ve spent years settling for a two-dimensional fantasy world, capturing her beauty with a pencil and paper. She’s kind, smart, gorgeous…
And she belongs to someone else.
Or so I thought.
An interesting turn of events makes me realize things aren’t always how they appear on the outside, and now I’ve got my chance to be the man she deserves.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been called a loser. The cripple. An outcast.
But maybe—just maybe—this time the good guy won’t finish last.

Although OUTCAST is the fourth book in the Good Guys series, it can be enjoyed as a standalone. Due to language and sexual content, this book is intended for readers 18 and older.

I received this book from the authors for an honest review.

OH MAN!! Ezra!! I gotta say it. This is my favorite book of the series. FAVORITE!!! Ezra and Kayla are such a great read!!

Ezra and Kayla are both blind to the way the other feels about them. He thinks he is the gimp with the limp and the squishy belly guy so no way would this beautiful girl like him let alone LOOK at him THAT WAY.

Sure Kayla is a popularish girl who is seen as another guys girlfriend but little does everyone know what is really happening between Gavin and Kayla. Side Note: Gavin needs a book. He needs some love Jamie!!!

Ok back to the review. When Kayla discovers Ezra’s secret she decided to go after what she wants buuuut is stunned he pushed her away. The couple spend the summer writing letters and forming an amazing bond that will help them when they go away to the same college in a few months.

Ezra is such a great guy. He feels even though he has changed a bit physically he is still not enough for Kayla and makes a few stupid decisions…but I mean even he says Guys do stupid things…..

Kayla is such a sensitive person. She really loves her people with her entire heart. She doesn’t let a lot of people in but when she does, you are set for life with her. Looking at all the people she helps in her life from Gavin to Paul shows the amazing character she has and strength to know when to do the right thing. Shauna is also a great person for her to connect with and she will help her grow in her charitable contributions.

There is just so much about this story that I love and I wasn’t able to put the book down because I needed to know what would happen….how would the first kiss go? How would the first of OTHER things go? *wink* But I loved seeing the two grow as a couple and as individuals in the story.

 

Thanks for hanging with my and my long post.  Hope you enjoyed.  Have you read any of these books??  Lemme know in the comments!!!

#WOTR18 #Review #TwinsieForTheDayJordan #Dark #DarkErotica – Freed by Elena M. Reyes and N. Isabelle Blanco

Elena M. Reyes is our attending author.

Freed (Voyeur Book 5) (Voyeur Series)

They wanted this.
To strip us of our humanity. Devolve us back to our most basic forms.
They used our love for each other as the trigger.
Now, they’ve succeeded. They’ve turned us into something else.
Into creatures willing to spill all their blood, end-all their lives, in the hopes of finally being freed.
Even if we die in our attempt to escape, Noah and I are determined to take as many of them down with us as we can.
Before it’s all over, we will all bleed for their sins.
All of us.

WARNING: This story isn’t for everyone. Please read with caution. Contains graphic violence and explicit situations some might find disturbing. Read at your own risk.

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Review by Jordan

 

 

If haven’t read this series then you seriously don’t know what you are missing! I have devoured each and ever one of the books. Freed was one that I had desperately been awaiting. Is this the finale I wanted? NO! There are so many questions that I still have and so many more were created from reading this book. I love the characters and I have enjoyed their struggles as well as their realizations about their feelings for one another!

Elena M. Reyes was born and raised in Miami Florida. She is the epitome of a Floridian and if she could live in her beloved flip-flops, she would.
As a small child, she was always intrigued by all forms of art—whether it was dancing to island rhythms, or painting with any medium she could get her hands on. Her first taste of writing came to her during her fifth-grade year when her class was prompted to participate in the D. A. R. E. Program and write an essay on what they’d learned.
Her passion for reading over the years has amassed her with hours of pleasure. It wasn’t until she stumbled upon fanfiction that her thirst to write overtook her world. She now resides in Central Florida with her husband and son, spending all her down time letting her creativity flow and letting characters grow

 

#Review #Dark #DarkDuet – Seduced in the Dark (The Dark Duet #2) by C.J. Roberts

Seduced in the Dark (The Dark Duet, #2)

BOOK TWO OF THE DARK DUET
The exciting, titillating, and action-filled conclusion to Captive in the Dark.

What is the price of redemption?

Rescued from sexual slavery by a mysterious Pakistani officer, Caleb carries the weight of a debt that must be paid in blood.

The road has been long and fraught with uncertainty, but for Caleb and Livvie, it’s all coming to an end.

Can he surrender the woman he loves for the sake of vengeance?

Or will he make the ultimate sacrifice?

Quote:
It seemed to Caleb, the nature of human beings revolved around one empirical truth: we want what we cannot have. For Eve, it was the fruit of the forbidden tree. For Caleb, it was Livvie.

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Holy broken and ruined for all other men….Caleb is the Anti-hero you love and have no business loving and then….and then ..and then you find out EVERYTHING and then…then…then you break for him.  Seriously I cried for Caleb at time or two.  I had a lump in my throat for this ruined man.  This soul who falls in love with Livvie knowing he can’t have her.  She can’t be his no matter what.

This book picks up and Livvie is in FBI custody…yay she didn’t get sold buuuuut then we find out *Gasp* Caleb is not around.  We are having to listen to Livvie retell the story after the end of book 1.  We learn so much about Caleb and his desire for Livvie but also wanting to make his mentor happy. He is a hot, confused mess.  I mean how do you turn your back on your mentor, your savior when your vengeance is so close at Livvie’s cost???  Caleb has a lot to think about and also come to terms with about his and Livvie’s future.

The twists are so crazy in this book.  The betrayals are so epic in this book. I was BLOWN AWAY when the bombs start dropping and all the secrets are spilled.  Caleb and Livvie have a lot of drama to contend with IF they are to make it out alive and make it out alive together.

Seriously, Caleb……can we talk about him.  I cannot wait to read book 3 because I am dying to know his POV on everything Livvie shared with us because he says she was “kind” in her retelling.  I am certain Caleb isn’t all hearts and flowers but since he feels he doesnt serve her to begin with I think he will be a bit harder on himself in the long run of it all.  But *sigh* he loves her and that is all I need to know.

CJ Roberts is an independent writer. She favors dark and erotic stories with taboo twists. Her work has been called sexy and disturbing in the same sentence.

Her debut novel, CAPTIVE IN THE DARK, has sold over 150,000 copies and is the first of three books in her bestselling and award winning series DARK DUET.

She was born and raised in Southern California. Following high school, she joined the U.S. Air Force in 1998, served ten years and traveled the world.