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Happy-Ever-After has never been so intoxicating…
When a man has beaten it, he becomes a hero.
When a woman tastes it, she is helpless to resist his pull.
It won’t come easily, especially between alpha men and their headstrong women. Threats lurk in the shadows, and the price for passion is often exacted with a bullet or a blade…but the sacrifice is worth it when devotion is the reward.
Ten bestselling authors, masters of spine-tingling romantic suspense, bring you brand-new stories that will yank you to the edge of your seat and have your heart pounding as you turn the pages.
Best of all, the proceeds will benefit 4 Paws for Ability, a worldwide agency that enriches the lives of children and veterans with disabilities by training and placing quality, task-trained service dogs.
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So many hotties all in one awesome Anthology and for a great cause!!!
Devoted to Wicked by Shayla Black
Shayla Black has given us a returning glimpse into her Wicked Loves world with Karis and Cage, making me one happy lady!!
Stuck in Mexico after her passport is stolen Karis just wants to get a new one and go home. Cage is sent to help her, he also plans to find out why she has been ignoring him since their time together at New Years.
Both of them felt something they’ve never felt before and all it took was not communicating to almost screw up a future together. Karis has been walled up tighter then Fort Knox after thinking she saw Cage with another woman, but when they actually talk about it she finds out that he was actually being there for a friend.
I love how fast these two figure out they belong together after they talk about New Years!! I also love how Cage is a yummy knight in shining armor saving her from a stalker she picked up in Mexico.
Countdown by Lexi Blake
Omg, omg!!!!!!! I’m dead, totally dead!!! Now that I’ve said that, let me tell you about Ben and the girl he calls Maggie. Set in a not to distance future, Ben is a Agent for Canadian Intelligence and Maggie is his American counterpart. At times they’ve worked together and at times Maggie has been against him, but now they are working together again to stop a mad man that has developed a new anthrax formula.
Ben has always been attracted to Maggie but he’s never done anything about it, until now. Maggie has been waiting for Ben to let her know how he feels no now this is their last chance. When breaching the mad man’s compound triggers a bomb that only gives them a hour to live, they decided to spend that hour wisely. How you may ask, why by doing what they should have been doing since they met!!! The explosion at the end is something that you do not wanna miss!!!
What Lexi Blake has done, has just blown my mind and now I need more!!! GET BACK TO WRITING MISSY!!! LOL!!!
Power Struggle By Mari Carr
What do you do when the woman who got away ten years ago comes back to town? Never let her leave again of course!!!
Best friends for years then one night together Bree ran from Carter. Both are Alphas but Carter is the only man that Bree ever really fully trusted to give up a little of her dominance. Carter has moved on from that night sure, but he’s never forgotten her and now that she’s back he’s never letting her go.
Wow, talk about your Alpha’s!! When two dominant personalities get together it’s explosive. Carr gives us a great story with these two getting a second chance at their HEA, but first they have to say deal with Bree’s murdering ex-step father who has escaped from prison and is now after her.
CIA Covert Team by Kris Cook
What’s hotter than a MM couple? Why a CIA MM couple of course!!! Drake and Chance were a couple but broke up when Chance wanted a family with a white picket fence. It wasn’t that Drake didn’t love him it was just that with them being on the same special ops team he wasn’t willing to chance that their bosses wouldn’t approve.
It’s amazing how things are put into perspective when you almost lose the one you love. I haven’t read anything my Kris Cook before, but reading Drake and Chance makes me want to read more from this author. It was a quick story full of intrigue, love, and secret agents that made me look more into this series.
With a Vengeance by Anissa Garcia
Another newbie author for me. Oh, how I love finding new authors!!!
Olivia is dealing with the heartbreaking loss of her best friend six months ago. It was ruled a suicide, but she knows that she was murdered by her ex-lover who is a high powered Senator and now she has taken a job as his secretary to try and get the proof she needs.
She meets Jake one night while out at the park after a bad day and they hit it off.
Jake has secrets, but he’s not ready for Olivia to learn them just yet. Jake knows what he wants and what he wants is Olivia and get her he will.
In this story we have hot office sex, a shoot out, and a spontaneous marriage proposal, you will not be unhappy with this one.
Hard Asset by Kim Grosso
Evan knows that someone is selling data that belongs to the company he works for and the country but he doesn’t know who. When he manages to get a invite to a party where the deal is going down he hope to find out who it is. Enter Raine. Raine works for the same company she can’t be the one, but what he hears makes it hard to believe otherwise.
Raine never wanted to be in the secret agent business, but when she she is approached to sell secrets she goes to her contacts in the government and has to choice really but to be a spy for her country.
Evan and Raine have been circling each other for a while, but no matter how attracted to her he is Evan doesn’t date employees. Raine knows Evan is a player, she also knows that if she ever had a night with him she would want more than he could give her.
The ending of this story killed me!!!! It’s safe to say I will be stalking Kim Grosso so that I can find out more about Evan and Raine!!!!
Revenge on the Rocks by Jenna Jacob
Jenna takes us back to Haven with Nate and Gina’s story. Gina is 12 years older than Nate and even though she has feelings for him she knows that they won’t be together for ever. He’ll eventually want a family and she can’t give him that, so she’ll take him while she can even though it’ll kill her when he leaves. She just hopes that it’s only her heart that’s broke in the end, he can’t love her. Nate just wants Gina, the age difference doesn’t matter and neither does anything else. I love Jenna Jacob!! She knows how to quickly get to the heart of a story all while giving you the loves, romance, and hotness in the bed room that you want. She also knows how to make a great villain that you loathe. Can’t wait to go back to Haven with Nate’s brothers and catch up with him and Gina again.
Seducing Danger by Kennedy Layne
Landon is in the Caribbean to close a business deal. At the resort he has been staying at, this one lovely lady has been catching his eye all week and now that his deal is almost done he plans to make his move.
Kelli knows all about Landon, she has been tasked to keep him safe while on this business deal after all, he just doesn’t know it.
Wowza!! Talk about a strong woman!! Kelli knows that that she should get involved with Landon, but she just can’t help it. It’s amazing how quick people meet and fall in love. These two do and then she has to leave to go over seas. What happens when she returns is great. Landon and Kelli are great and I love how kick a** she is!!!
Enforce Her ( A Leather, Pipes, and Passion short story) by Isabella LaPearl
Holy Heck!!!! Former marine, now motorcycle man Rambler is one hot as heck Alpha!!!!! Ella is a woman on the run from her past. When they met she thinks she’s safe, but it turns out is isn’t she she runs once again to keep Rambler safe.
Can I just saw a love a man on a motorcycle and one that is former military just makes him even yummier!!! Ella should have figured that a man like Rambler doesn’t need anyone to keep him safe, he’s the one that makes it safe for the people he loves.
Isabella LaPearl has checked all my “YES!” boxes with this one; yummy military motorcycle man, Russian Mobsters, steamy bedroom scene, and a check trying to do the right thing.
Executive Ink (A Montgomery Ink Short Story) by Carrie Ann Ryan
First off let me give a little squeal because the Montgomery Ink Series is one of my favorite from Carrie Ann Ryan.
Talk about fate!!!! Ashlynn is in Atlanta for a conference, as she is walking back to her hotel Jax saves her from a car running a red light. Jax is also in Atlanta finishing up a tattoo at his old job before returning to his new job at Montgomery Ink in Denver.
Oh, boy!!! What is suppose to be a thank you for saving me drink turns into a one night hook up. Neither can stop thinking about the other but since they never got last names or hometowns what else can they do.
Then fate, that sneaky lady, intervenes. They actually live in the same city!!! How do they find out you ask?? Because Jax goes to meet his little sister at her work for lunch and who should be there, ASHLYNN!!!!!
Man oh man, do I love how Ryan writes a bearded, brooding, inked up man!!! She makes Ashlynn and Jax getting together seem effortless. Opposites definitely attract with these two a high powered CFO and a tattoo artist.
Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty novels. For nearly twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.
Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past eight years.
Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance that she found success. She likes to find humor in the strangest places. Lexi believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome or foursome may seem.
Writing a book was number one on Mari Carr’s bucket list and on her thirty-fourth birthday, she set out to see that goal achieved. Too many years later, her computer is jammed full of stories — novels, novellas, short stories and dead-ends and she has nearly eighty published works.
Virginia native, Mari Carr is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller of contemporary erotic romance novels. With over one million copies of her books sold, Mari was the winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Passionate Plume award for her novella, Erotic Research.
Though starting in straight erotic romance, Kris’s total focus now is on gay romance. When asked why recently, his answer was “My muse finally came out of the closet. Isn’t it about time? I’ve been out since I was twenty-five.”
A voracious reader, Kris loves many genres of fiction, but this writer’s favorite books are romances that are edgy, sexy, with rich characters and unique challenges. Kris’s influences include Anne Rice, JR Ward, Lexi Blake and Shayla Black.
Kris is also the co-host of Romance OUT Loud, an audio podcast that features some of the best voices in gay romance fiction like, Andrew Grey, Damon Suede, Kindle Alexander, Felice Stevens, L.A. Witt, Sarina Bowen, and more.
Kris is married to the love of his life – Stephen.
Anissa Garcia earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communications and English. She held an array of jobs including Public Relations Manager for Barnes and Noble. Wanting a change of pace, she attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and trained full-time in theatre for two years. After working in Hollywood as an actress and casting assistant, she relocated to Austin, Texas and began writing freelance for Cosmopolitan and other publications. Her first book, A Promise Kept, is available now. A Promise Made will be available November 2016. When not writing stories, watching movies, or drinking a latte, she loves to daydream about romantic fictional men.
Kym Grosso is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the erotic paranormal series, The Immortals of New Orleans, and the contemporary erotic suspense series, Club Altura. In addition to romance novels, Kym has written and published several articles about autism, and is passionate about autism advocacy. She is also a contributing essay author in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum.
She lives in suburban Pennsylvania but has a not-so-secret desire to move to a beach in southern California where she can write while listening to the roar of the ocean. She holds a bachelor’s degree from West Chester University and a MBA from Widener University. In a previous life, she was employed as a speech therapist, a health care consultant, and a product manager for a software company. In 2012, Kym published her first novel and today, is a full time indie romance author.
USA Today Bestselling author Jenna Jacob paints a canvas of passion, romance, and humor as her Alpha men and the feisty women who love them unravel their souls and heal their scars to find their happily-ever-after kind of love. Heart-tugging, captivating, and steamy, Jenna’s books will surely leave you breathless and craving more.
A mom of four grown children, Jenna and her Alpha-Hunk husband live in Kansas. Jenna loves books, Harleys, music, and camping. Jenna’s zany sense of humor and lack of filter exemplify her motto: Live. Laugh. Love.
Meet the wild and wicked family in her sultry series: The Doms of Genesis. Or become spellbound by the searing love connection between Raine, Hammer, and Liam in her continuing saga: The Doms of Her Life (co-written with the amazing Shayla Black and Isabella La Pearl). Journey with couples struggling to resolve their pasts to discover unbridled love and devotion in Jenna’s new contemporary series: Passionate Hearts.
Kennedy Layne is a USA Today bestselling author. She draws inspiration for her military romantic suspense novels in part from her not-so-secret second life as a wife of a retired Marine Master Sergeant. He doubles as her critique partner, beta reader, and military consultant. They live in the Midwest with their teenage son and menagerie of pets. The loyal dogs and mischievous cats appreciate her writing days as much as she does, usually curled up in front of the fireplace.
Isabella LaPearl is a USA Today bestselling author known for her collaboration with Shayla Black & Jenna Jacob for the Doms of Her Life Series. She enjoys writing sexy, erotic romance. A wife, mother, writer, reader and a love for riding motorcycles.
To say it’s been an extraordinary journey thus far would be an understatement… what a rush! What a thrill to realize dreams and see them go from a seed to fruition. So for all you aspiring Authors, who like me, have a fire inside that burns brightly and demands to be sated by writing… Never give up.
CARRIE ANN RYAN
Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.
Wow was it tough to pick books this year. Remember my top 5 from January til June?? Top 5 recap HERE
What a last half of the year reading for me!! But before we get to the books………our author event was a huge success and we are all ready planning for our next event July 8, 2017. Tickets are available HERE
Black Swan Affair – KL Kreig – WOTR Attending Author
So to start off my list I have to say this first book kicked my butt n the very best of ways……..
I’ve loved him as long as I can remember.
The gangly boy with big brown eyes and unruly hair who grew up into an intoxicating man. He wears scruff like he invented it and ambles with a swagger that makes panties drop.
We grew up together. We played Ghost in the Graveyard. Had our own rock band. It didn’t matter that he was five years older than me. It didn’t matter that he looked at me as a kid sister even as I grew into woman. It didn’t even matter when he left me behind to go to college and start his adult life.
He’d be back.
He was always meant to be mine.
He came back, all right. But instead of smelling of promises, he stunk of betrayal. And he destroyed me—us—the day he married my sister instead of me.
So I did the only thing a girl like me in my position could do.
I got my revenge.
I married his brother, Kael.
Now we’re one big happy f*cking family.
*Big breath in and out. Wipes my teary eyes and looks at my lappy trying to figure out how in the heck I am going to write a review for this book of amazingness without just blabbing and telling you the whole sorted story.*
Maverick…she has loved and I mean whole heart loved Killian her entire life. She has grown up knowing he will be her forever. Promises made and kisses stolen but yet he comes home to destroy her by marrying her sister.
Kael is Killian’s younger brother who has loved Mav his entire life. He has been by her side for everything. He has helped her when she fell and celebrated with her for every victory. He has also loved her for as long as he can remember. When he married her he really and truly married the woman of his dreams. Too bad she didn’t return that love.
Killian was doing the right thing by Mav. He was waiting for her to grow up but he was plotting to have a forever with her but then everything changed in the blink of an eye.
The story killed me. The very first chapter you can see a whole lotta emotion…… We can feel Mav and Killian’s chemistry but at the same time I am rooting for Kael. We can see how much he loves and had loved Mav. He was there to heal her heart after Killian betrayed her. He was slowly becoming her everything and my heart was so happy for our couple….and then…BOOM…the closet flies open. Everything changed in the blink of an eye. The book made me a mess. Who do I want Mav with? Kael or Killian? Her present or her past? Her best friend or her forever love??? Is she destined to be a Swan or a Small Fry??? I loved and hated each man at different times in the book for different reasons but then when we find out why they did things………..omg my heart would just bust wide open for them.
I am a huge fan on KL’s writings and she is an auto buy for me because her writing is flawless and has so much emotional depth in it. If you haven’t read her stuff, you are missing out and need to one click the rest of her library. If you already are a fan this book will make your heart skip a few beats like every other book you have read.
Afterglow- Maria Monroe
The tag line says it all…sexy 5 star apocalypse reading
Who knew the apocalypse could be so sexy?
Nina can shoot a gun, start a fire, and kick some serious ass. So when a killer virus and solar storm decimate the country, she’s as prepared as possible to survive. She just needs a motorcycle to navigate the cluttered roads and meet up with her family.
Creed, former Marine, is tattooed and tough. He’s scarred inside and out. Loss is no stranger to him, and he avoids getting close to anyone at all costs.
When Nina tries to steal his motorcycle they have a vicious fight, but necessity and attraction force them into an uneasy alliance. They travel together through the dangerous landscape, where trouble lurks around every corner and they need each other to survive.
But the biggest danger just might be falling in love.
Equally as exciting as it is sexy, Afterglow contains graphic sex and some violence, so please read at your own risk. 18+ recommended.
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
OMG I am in love with this book and I totally would love to read more from this cast of characters. I mean Logan needs some love too right????
SO this book starts out with Nina looking to make it to her grandmother’s house to ride out this killer virus. She meets our hottie Creed when she is trying to steal from him..ooopsie Nina. Creed is stunned stupid to find out that the punk that is trying to steal his motorcycle is a kick a$$ female. The two run in to some not nice guys and Creed decides he needs to leave so he will see Nina safely to her grandma’s house and then take off for parts unknown. I loved Nina’s sass and the fact she isn’t a helpless female character. She has spunk and fire and she WAS going to see her family again. I loved that Creed also loved her tenacity and welcomed her fire during their travels.
Along the way, the couple banter and it fuels the chemistry that is just burning underneath the story. OMG I was like “SOMEONE MAKE A MOVE ALREADY!!” It was super hawt. When the two get to “getting to know each other a bit better” we can see them both forming an attachment but both don’t want to get attached because attachment means heartache.
Along the way, Nina and Creed meet some good people but mainly run in to the evil that is taking full advantage of this ruined society. They two end up helping another person who also has lost it all due to the virus and that character tugged at my heart just like they did Creed and Nina.
The end of the book had me a mess. I was reading as fast as I could because I needed to know if they would make it safely to Nina’s grandma’s house PLUS what will become of Creed and Nina.
Man of Honor – Sarah O’Rourke – WOTR Attending Author
All the Feels 5 star reading
Sheriff Zeke Monroe loves one woman…Honor McKinnon. He is willing to stake his entire future on protecting her…no matter what the cost.
Honor McKinnon knows she is broken. Her body and soul had been shattered by a violent attack years ago, and no one…not her sisters or anyone else in the tiny town of Paradise, especially the Sheriff…can change that. Rather than dealing with her wounds, she chooses to protect herself from any further damage, even if that means that she avoids the one chance at love. But Zeke is determined to break down Honor’s walls…and to find the persons responsible for hurting her and make them suffer.
He’s already killed for her once…and is willing to do it again if it means she’ll know safety and happiness.
What happens when Zeke refuses to allow Honor to ignore her past? Will Zeke’s love be passionate enough to break down her barriers? And can Zeke save Honor when her life is in danger once again?
Join Sarah O’Rourke in this epic culmination of the Men of the McKinnon Sisters stories…and find out how the Passion in Paradise series is always scorching hot! Standalone, romantica suspense.
*blow out a breath* WOW This book…..its not just a story…it’s an epic journey for our characters. We all know what happened to Honor and we all can see how the sheriff feels for her but to finally see the story and see their journey…….Without a doubt this is my favorite book in the series. Zeke and Honor battle against so many different issue to be together. Honor has gone through kidnapping, rape, torture, attempted murder and even stalking. This would probably kill most people but with her sheriff by her side pushing her and not letting her succumb to the darkness that is after her.
Folks this is a LONG A$$ Book but none of it is fluff or filler. It is total story but you gotta be ready and prepared for everything that they will face together. I absolutely loved Zeke and loved how he was so confident for his love for Honor that he claimed her 6 years ago. She was in no frame of mind to deal with this unconditional love. Throughout the book we can see Honor realizing her feelings for Zeke and also being completely terrified by them.
Some of my favorite scenes are with Honor and her cray family. They are so solid but don’t know how to help their baby sister thought her dark times. Other favorites are hearing our innocent Honor talking openly with her therapist. SO funny!! But what I really loved was the 4th of July chapter. So much happens and so many realizations are made…my heart was thumping happily.
I am an epilogue whore so the epilogue made a tear come to my eye. I love the set up for the next book and who will be falling into love. This couple is going to be alot of fun to read about that is for sure…..
Burning Resolution – TM Cromer – WOTR Attending Author
5 epic Lemon Donut Laughing your butt off stars
Armed with a New Year’s resolution and a surly attitude toward physical fitness, Erica Sutton hires a personal trainer to whip her pudgy self into shape. What she hadn’t bargained for was Zack Sharp – the owner of Workout World – assigning himself to be her workout nazi.
An obsessed ex-lover of Zack’s notices the attention he is paying Erica and sets out to remove the competition by any means possible.
Now, Erica and Zack are holed up, debating the merits of donuts, sex, and love while their crazy stalker sets out to light their world, quite literally, on fire. It’s a race against time to find their assailant before the relationship they’ve started to build is burnt to the ground.
*Snort* Yes I am still laughing at this book. I mean if you like funny and insane then this my friends is a book for you. I mean the first chapter had me LAUGHING so hard and out loud. It’s an over the top yet so much fun read. I think that if you enjoyed Tara Sivec’s writing then you will need to read these as well!
Erica, the main character is soo me….packing on a few pounds and hating the way she looks she decided to go to the gym. Holy Mother of God who is the work out sadist…errr…coach?? Why yes hottie from high school Zach that’s who! The banter had me cracking up at parts and laughing so hard. When the two are flirting and thinking about the good old high school days there is a bit of drama which causes Erica and Zach to spend more and more time together which makes them become more and more attracted to each other. The chemistry was hot and their relationship was a wild ride. The suspense storyline was good but you can kiiiiiiinda figure it out but the twist we get was something I wasn’t expecting!!
Yes there were times I was gonna vagina punch Erica for letting her insecurities push Zach away and same to him with a solid nut punch because he would compare Erica to women from his past but generally I loved the two. I laughed so hard and was thrilled when the book 2’s story line started to take shape…man Mason and Shondra are gonna be so much fun to read because he opened his mouth and inserts his foot A LOT around her!! LOL
Pretty Ugly by Mary Martel – WOTR Attending Author
Holy MC Mother Of Goodness 5 star reads
For Carmine life is messy and at times it can get downright ugly.
Bounced from one foster home to the next she’s never really had a real home or a real family. Bitter, spiteful and angry, at the young age of thirteen she finally lands in a place that sticks. And it is in no way a good place… except for him.
One look is all it takes for her to find a home and it’s not in a place but a person.
Lucien Oliver found himself orphaned and in the system after both his parents were murdered in front of him by a rival outlaw motorcycle club. Knowing he’d grow into the man his father groomed him to be, and that being not a very good one, he keeps everyone at a distance and only speaks when necessary. That is, until she shows up.
One look is all it takes for Carmine to steal a piece of Lucien’s heart. A heart he has no desire to give away.
For two years, they live under the same roof and become the best of friends and the only family they have to speak of. Then, one night just days after Carmine turned fifteen, the unthinkable happens and they find themselves ripped away from one another in the most tragic of ways.
It won’t be until years later when they meet again. After Lucien is no longer Lucien but rather the enforcer to the Mercy Motorcycle Club and a man known as King. And after Carmine gets out of jail, doing time for a crime she didn’t commit. Now adults and practically strangers they learn that life for them is always going to be messy and if it can get any uglier it will.
Lucien pushes Carmine too far and she finds herself in the arms of another. But will she stay there, or will she find her way home?
This is the start to a series and a spinoff of The Dollhouse Series. Due to adult content, it is not recommended for readers under the age of 18. Contains m/f/m scenes. The following books will contain m/m and m/m/f scenes.
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
Mary!! What are you doing to me! OMG this book….I sat down to get a few chapters in before I got around to doing some Christmas stuff annnnnd 60% in I decided I needed to take a shower!!! King and Carmine…..I am speechless!! I wanna kick you butt at the ending but speechless. Hawt and bothered because DAYUM was that a hot scene but utterly confused by who I love more!!!
I was super excited for this spin off. Do you need to read the Dollhouse series? No but will you get a better appreciation of the craziness that you will be reading? ABSOLUTEY!!
King and Carmine have this “connection” in the Dollhouse series. We know that they watched out for each other in foster care and we know that she is in love with him and he her but the secrets that we learn about in this book….oy-freaking-vey.
Carmine and King have been through A LOT. He has loved her from afar and he blames himself for letting her down during a big moment in her life. She feels like she was betrayed by him and through this “issue” they are separated. King vows to spend the rest of his life to find her. When he does, shocked doesn’t even begin to tell you how he feels regarding her current situation. He will take care of his woman and he will do it right the eff now! And FYI she is not to thrilled to see him again ya’ll.
Carmine is so confused by King and what he does to give her some justice for her past. She is also confused by what she is feeling for him and his two brothers, Stephan and Hash. The couple need to stop yelling and hiding and start talking. Everyone can SEE the chemistry and the sparks but they both are ignorant to how the other feels.
Carmine goes through a huge journey and finds an ally in her quest to capture King’s heart all the while also hoping that this love will heal the ally as well….dreamy sigh at my hopes for the next book……
The book stops COLD and leaves ya hanging but it also leaves me with hope because we can SEE the plan starting to unfold!! Plus for you non-Dollouse readers it gives you time to read that series to prep you for book 2 of King and Carmine!!
For His Eyes Only
Masters and Mercenaries, Book 13
By Lexi Blake
Coming February 28, 2017
A night he can’t forget
Five years ago, Nick Markovic found himself consumed by his quest for vengeance. The one time he managed to find peace was in the arms of Hayley Dalton. Being with her was like bathing in sunlight, and he ached to feel that again, but he couldn’t. He gave his oath to Hayley’s cousin Desiree, his partner at McKay-Taggart and Knight, that he’d never let his darkness infect Hayley’s innocent world.
A spark she can’t put out
It was years before that Hayley offered everything she had to Nick. After that one amazing night, all she wanted was to be his forever. Unfortunately, Nick’s reaction was to walk away from her and never look back. The warm and caring man she’d discovered was gone, and after Des’s death, he’d only grown colder. But when Hayley finds herself in mortal danger, she’s forced to seek protection from the man who broke her heart.
A flame that threatens to consume them both
Haunted by the women he failed, Nick can’t allow himself to grow close to Hayley again. Running to stay ahead of the powerful forces that endanger their lives, they travel from the lush Garden in London to the glittering lights of Rio. As the threat against her becomes clearer, he realizes that to keep her safe he must confront the demons from his past, even if it costs him a future with the woman he loves.
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ABOUT LEXI BLAKE:
NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog int eh world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.
INTO THE LIGHT
By Aleatha Romig
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Publication Date: June 14, 2016
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
An investigator’s search for a friend draws her into a world darker than she could have imagined.
Sara Adams awakes blind, unable to remember the most basic details of her life, but her darkness seems a blessing when she discovers the terrors of The Light.
Stella Montgomery investigates the news on the mean streets of Detroit, where she’s noticed a disturbing trend: young women are vanishing. When her best friend disappears, Stella investigates—despite warnings from her police detective boyfriend—following a twisted trail that leads her through the city’s most dangerous and forsaken precincts. There she uncovers something more sinister than she could have imagined: a shadowy organization known as The Light, led by the enigmatic Father Gabriel.
As Sara struggles to understand her place in the strange world she’s awakened to—an oppressive cult demanding unquestioning obedience—and her feelings for Jacob, the husband she can’t recall and whose harsh and tender attentions confuse and beguile her, Stella risks all to discover the truth. But enlightenment always comes with a price…
Published through Thomas and Mercer and scheduled to be released June 14, 2016
TWINSIE DEB’S REVIEW
So… THIS BOOK SCARED THE SHIT OUTTA ME!!! This is was way out of my comfort zone fer sure, but holy hell, whadda ride! It’s bizarre, it’s scary, it’s funny (sort of), and it’s a total mindfuck! I still don’t know my own ass from a hole in the ground at this point!
Sara wakes up in a hospital/clinic kinda thing in northern Alaska as a member of The Light religious cult and she’s all banged up and blindfolded due to injuries to her eyes. She doesn’t remember anything. Not her name, not her family, and nothing about her past. I mean NOTHING! She has to rely on the people around her to fill her in on her life, her love, and her existence. Scary shit! At the same time Sara’s story is going on we have Stella who is an investigative reporter in Detroit and she’s investigating her friend, Mindy’s disappearance. Stella is ballsy and bold and won’t take no for an answer. She’ll stop at nothing to uncover the wrong doings and shady operation of Father Gabriel and The Light.
Dylan is a badass Detroit cop and he’s also Stella’s boyfriend, for now. He seems to be genuinely concerned for Stella and he’s constantly warning her off the bad neighborhoods of Detroit. It’s seems that’s where all the juicy stories come from so that’s where you’ll find Stella most days. Now Jacob is the assumed husband of Sara. He’s there when she wakes up in the clinic and tries to be there every step of the way during her recovery. He seems like a good guy, but I’m still on the fence with this one. Please Aleatha, stop messing with my mind!
The supporting character cast is vast. So many people who belong to this “Light” cult and most are not so good, at least in my opinion. Two people in particular that stands out and make me want to put Nair in their shampoo bottle and Ex-Lax in their food is Sister Lilith and Brother Timothy. They are sneaky and manipulative and I just want to burn them at the stake.
So, I know my review seems to be all over the place… but this book has my mind reeling. I don’t know who to trust. I don’t know if I love it or hate it. And I don’t know if Aleatha is slowly trying to drive me insane with this one! Who knows… all I know is the storyline is crazy good. The pacing is fast and on point. The characters are all likeable and realistic. I can’t wait to see what happens next in Away from the Dark which is coming out in (I believe) September 2016.
Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!
Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.
In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romance with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK will be published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.
Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Browne & Miller Literary Associates.
Been there, done that – there wasn’t much that Eli Walker hadn’t experienced as a cop. Even working in one of the better precincts in New York City didn’t help dispel the depravity he saw on a daily basis. It was all part and parcel of his mantra of living life in the now, not worrying about the future.
And especially with women. No strings, no attachments, and he made that perfectly clear before he ever bedded them. Relationships were not on his agenda – not now, not anytime in the near future. Women flocked to him and he could take his pick; himself exiting the encounter with what he’d wanted and leaving them aching for more, left dreaming of his curly locks and bronze body.
A chance encounter pulling a mugger off of a woman changed his whole world. She was blonde and beautiful – Eli didn’t care about any of the interracial politics that would surround any serious relationship. He just knew he had to have Ainsley, like an alcoholic needs his next drink. This was all new territory for Eli and could he stay to the path, all the way to its end? Or would she be like all the others in his life .
I received a copy of this book for a honest review
This is A Love and Order Novel and can be read as a standalone. I have not read any of the others in this series and I wasn’t lost when it read this one.
Eli Walker is a detective for NYPD when he is called to Annalise Bernett’s family shop for a robbery and assault.
From what I can gather Eli isn’t a man whore he just isn’t looking for a relationship and isn’t one to turn down want is offered. No one woman has really snagged his attention, until Annalise who is the total opposite of the women he has been with.
Annalise isn’t looking for a relationship either having gotten out of a abusive one two years ago, but she can’t stop thinking about the handsome Detective Walker.
Since Eli can’t stop thinking about her either he just sucks it up and asks her out.
These two fit together so well, he is the exact opposite of her ex and makes her feel safe, even if he is bossy, and she is the exact opposite in that she’s not aggressive and she makes him feel level headed and calm.
Even though they fit together they have things going against them, they are a mixed race couple and even though it’s 2016 there are still people out there that give them crap about it and Annalise’s ex is stalking her.
I enjoying getting to see Eli in is element as a police officer with the cases that he works and seeing Annalise in her element as a writer when we see her having to dealing with traveling for book signings.
The fear that Annalise feels when her ex has her and the pain that she and Eli feel in the hospital is so real it brought tears to my eyes!!
I will say it again, these two belong together!! He is her savior and she is the calm in his storm.
Jeanine Binder grew up in a small town in California on the outskirts of Palm Springs, where the Hollywood celebrities liked to vacation. After thirty years, she packed up, moved to Arkansas where she still lives today. Her hobbies include her writing, reading good books, and seeing exotic places (loves to go on cruises).
Writing has always been a passion and hoping the next twenty years will bring many enjoyable books for others to read.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
CP Smith writes Romance with a Twist. She believes books should be about escape rather than reality. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband and five children
Protector Agent Josh Slater has spent years working for the secret government-sponsored agency known as OPAQUE. All the while hoping to find the man who paid his father to bring down a plane killing the then head of OPAQUE. Now, Josh’s new assignment brings him back face-to-face with the one woman he ever deserted. His life would have been easier letting Mackenzie continue to hate him for leaving, but she’s been targeted as leverage and he’ll do anything to insure her survival. Even face her anguish over his family’s shame.
Mackenzie Baudin has been over Josh Slater for years, so the idea of her uncle sending him to be her protector meant only a slight hiccup in her steel resolve emotions. But her uncle’s promise that within the next twenty-four hours she would know the complete truth about her life hit her like the plane crash ten years ago. The day her mother and father were killed.
I received a copy for a honest review
This was a new series and a new author for me, but new is good!
Josh Slater is a top protector agent for the OPAQUE agency, which deals with protecting people
from a clandestine group called Coercion Ten.
This group controls you by blackmailing you by using the person or persons you love the most.
Mackenzie Baudin is the current director of OPAQUE’s niece, the ex-director and founder’s daughter and her name is at the top of Coercion Ten’s acquire list. They want to use her against the director.
Josh is sent to protect her, but they have a past. The were together the summer that Mackenzie’s parents died, he left because he thought she deserved better than the son of the man who killed her parents. There’s lots of dealing with the past once Mackenzie finds out the truth about her family. There’s also lots of action, with people getting beat up and blown up.
If your looking for a book with lots of sex scenes this is not the book for you, however I didn’t miss them. Josh and Mackenzie are good together, once they put everything behind them. It will be interesting to see who is the mastermind behind Coercion Ten and how OPAQUE deals with them.
Award winning author Claudia Shelton has proven herself to be a contender in the field of romantic suspense. Claudia creates a fast-paced world full of intrigue and mystery as she weaves stories of sexy alpha heroes, sassy women, and love. Her debut release, Risk of a Lifetime, was a finalist in the Daphne du Maurier (unpublished) Award for Excellence in mystery and suspense.
If you like small town settings, then try Risk of a Lifetime for some lakeside adventure. But if you like your books centered in a big city where life can be a little grittier, take a look at her newest release, Slater’s Leverage (The OPAQUE Task Force). Currently, Claudia is busy working on a new series with hot guys, cars and romance.