#review #Dark #TriggerWarnings – Captive in the Dark, Dark Duet Book 1 by CJ Roberts

Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet, #1)

Caleb is a man with a singular interest in revenge. Kidnapped as a young boy and sold into slavery by a power-hungry mobster, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. For twelve years he has immersed himself in the world of pleasure slaves searching for the one man he holds ultimately responsible. Finally, the architect of his suffering has emerged with a new identity, but not a new nature. If Caleb is to get close enough to strike, he must become the very thing he abhors and kidnap a beautiful girl to train her to be all that he once was.

Eighteen-year-old Olivia Ruiz has just woken up in a strange place. Blindfolded and bound, there is only a calm male voice to welcome her. His name is Caleb, though he demands to be called Master. Olivia is young, beautiful, naïve and willful to a fault. She has a dark sensuality that cannot be hidden or denied, though she tries to accomplish both. Although she is frightened by the strong, sadistic, and arrogant man who holds her prisoner, what keeps Olivia awake in the dark is her unwelcome attraction to him.

WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, strong language, and graphic violence.


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I purchased this book.

Oh LAWD where do I begin?  Ok so I have had this book sitting on my kindle for years…yes plural YEARS.  Why?  Because it scared the ever-loving hell outta me, BUT I was curious.  So as the years have gone, I have dipped my toe into dark novels and finally got the balls to read Caleb. I had a whole cheering squad behind me…remember I am pathetic…..and sat down over Spring Break to be destroyed.  After reading it in a total binge session, I am glad to say Caleb isn’t AS BAD as I feared.  Don’t get me wrong he is a bad bad bad man, but he is the perfect Anti-Hero.  I mean we should not be rooting for a kidnapper and sex slaver to love you and yet I was.  I was wanting him to accept what his heart was telling him and let kitten go!!!

Caleb was sold for years in the sex slave industry.  He has no recollection of his life before the slavery started.  He has no memory of his REAL name.  All he knows is vengeance and his overwhelming need to assist his new ally, Rafiq.  The two are all for vengeance and take Livvie as their method of the perfect way in.

Livvie is just trying to get through her horrible life when help from an attractive stranger leads her to the hell she is currently in.  She is trapped in the dark unless her Master is near.  The conditioning, mental breaking of Livvie and the physical breaking of her is a fear we all have of these situations.  But like all Stockholmed survivors we look to Caleb, our Master, to provide comfort and support.

When the dynamic of the two changed, we see Caleb’s confusion.  How can he care about her feelings? Why is he calling her by her given name?  She is property and yet he cares for her?  Is that what he is feeling?  How can this happen to him, the controlled Master?  How can he think about throwing away all the years of care and training with his friend Rafiq for her???

Livvie is afraid of Caleb yet craves his attention.  She knows what his ultimate plan is, yet she chooses to become the seductress to thwart his plans.  Livvie is choosing to live and will do whatever it takes to survive this hell.

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.


#Review – Sassy Little Thing (Iron Fury MC) by Bella Jewel

People, in my opinion, don’t take happiness seriously enough.
They go through life, constantly trying to please other people.
I do, however, take my happiness seriously.
Very seriously.
But, when things in my life, go suddenly south, I am left with more than one choice.
Do what’s right, or do what’s wrong?
That, on any normal day, would be an easy choice for me.
I’ll do whatever I need to keep my life flowing with happiness.
But when it comes to love, everything changes.
And him.
I love him.
Which means I have to correct my wrong doings.
I need him to forgive me.
I need money.
It’s the only way.
When a job for a live-in maid comes up, with excellent pay, I jump at the chance.
When I realize it’s for the member of a Motorcycle Club, I still don’t back down.
Even if it means I have to live with and work for, one of the hottest, broodiest and most difficult men I’ve ever met.
I’ll do whatever it takes.
Only, I don’t expect to actually like him.
The mysterious biker.
The one who I seem drawn to.
And now I have a real problem.
Do what’s right, or let my heart take me where it wishes?
Two men. Once choice.
Things are about to get very, very complicated.


I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

I fell in love with Saskia, yep you could call it a girl crush, the first moment she opened that sassy little mouth. I have to say I also enjoyed her BFF Chantelle she is the kind of friend everyone needs in their life.

Saskia life is crazy right now. She put her boyfriend behind bars because she was out for revenge but let’s face it I would have done the same thing in her shoes. Now she is feeling guilty and wants to help him out by paying off his debt. So when her BFF finds her the perfect job that pays very well she jumped at the chance. Most would have and did turn and run the other way when they saw who the employer was but not Saskia she was all in. Seriously, great pay and the chance to look at hot bikers who wouldn’t take that.  Well the guys did lose some money the day Saskia showed up with all her sass and saying what she thinks.

Mason had no idea what he was gaining when he hired Saskia. She doesn’t back down, says what she wants and means what she says. Mason didn’t open up to anyone about personal stuff. Most didn’t know much about him but it was so easy for him to open up to Saskia.

I loved these two together the brooding biker and the feisty woman. My heart went out to both of them having to deal with the most god awful family. Saskia was not one to back down and if she needed to say something she said it and wouldn’t hold back. She would not let anyone do the talking for her.  I was ready to throttle the whole lot of bikers really give a girl a chance to explain before you go all ape shit. I did enjoy seeing the MC Ladies interactions with Saskia and Chantelle.

I am ready for the next one already the set up for it was great and I am anxiously wait to see what Boston is going to do. It will be a hard one because Boston will have to make a decision and I don’t know what choice I want him to make. Either way it is going to be hard and no matter what it will change everything.

 Bella Jewel is a self published, USA Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release
was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013 she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.

#WOTR18 #AuthorSpotlight – Attending Author A. Gorman @AuthorAGorman

A. Gorman

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hi! I’m Anna Gorman and I write as A. Gorman. I’m a stay at home mom of two amazing teens and a full time college student, studying Substance Abuse Counseling.

When and Why did you start to write?

I started writing in March 2015 and published my first book in August 2015, and the series was picked up by a publisher and rereleased in 2016. I started writing because voices started talking to me one day while I was editing for a client.

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

Delisa Lynn, Casey L. Bond, Shawn Reilly, Ahren Sanders, Marie Force…I can go on and on!

What is the most surprising thing you have found out with the writing process?

The characters don’t always do what you expect them to do!

What are you working on now?

The last installment of the Their Sins series.

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

Both. Sometimes I just sit down and write.

What are your social links?

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorAGorman
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AGormanAuthor
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8185027.A_Gorman
Website: http://authoragorman.com

What are your buy links?


#NewRelease #Review #Paranormal #TwinsieForTheDayBecky – Heavens Shifter by Scarlet Le Clair

Heavens Shifter: Heavens Series #1 (Heavens 1) by [Le Clair, Scarlet]

When Nevaeh is kidnapped and her blood drained for her powers, she believes her life to be over.
A handsome stranger materialises and saves her from her fate only to disappear into the woods before emergency services come to save her.
Now she will have to rebuild her life over again, finding a place to live, a place she can call home.
Will she ever see her gorgeous hero again or is he just destined to plague her dreams?

Dane’s life was over when his soulmate was killed in a tragic accident when they were kids. Now he just moves through life, protecting his pack and the town they live in.
That is until he pulls a woman from what appears to be an abandoned cabin in the woods.
Her face sets his soul aflame, calls to him.
How can she be his long lost Anya when he buried her himself?
Will this mysterious female hold enough light to bring him from his darkness?


Review by Becky

Heaven’s Shifter by Scarlet Le Clair

I have given this book for my honest review.

This is my first Scarlet Le Clair book as well as my first for any with the angelic/heaven/shifter angle.  Nevaeh was a captured shifter angel who was being drained of her heavenly powers.  The captors were evil and had captured and killed several other angel shifters.

Our hero, Dane, and his pack attacked the captors who fled leaving behind a burning house with Nevaeh inside.  Weak, she tried to escape and was found by Dane.  Dane had lost his soul mate years ago in a car accident with her parents.  He felt an immediate connection with Nevaeh and knew there was just something familiar and special with her.

Scarlet weaves Nevaeh and Dane’s story and finally brings to light their connection.  This was a beautiful love story with a HEA.  I enjoyed reading Nevaeh and Dane’s story and how their past was the foundation of their future.

This won’t be the last Scarlet Le Clair book I read.

Scarlet Le Clair is from the South Wales Valleys UK, where she lives with her husband, two children and their fur baby.
Scarlet loves to read and always has her book or kindle with her wherever she goes .
she loves to write Erotica but her main love is zombie, horror.


#WOTR – #Review – Refuge (Stone’s Wolf Sanctuary) Book #2 by Teresa Gableman

Refuge (Stone's Wolf Sanctuary) Book #2


Consumed with a need for revenge, Cole Jackson becomes blind to all he should hold dear. It’s not until vengeance has been carried out that he realizes what he’s almost lost.

After being brutally attacked, Leeza Snow, has kept her head up with her pride intact. What everyone doesn’t see is the shattered heart she conceals, not only from her pack but from the man she’s destined to be with.

While time can heal scars, it will take trust to offer a promise of a happy future.




Cole and Leeza! Love these two! Both of these characters are incredibly strong people. Leeza helping the pack adjust to Eric, the new Alpha, after her brother dies is amazing and Cole, being Eric’s younger brother but with Alpha tendencies, is hot! After a terrible attack where one of the pack members is raped the pack has overwhelming feelings of more or less being worthless since they weren’t able to protect one of their own. As some misunderstandings are dealt with we get to see more into Leeza’s and Cole’s emotions for one another. Leeza is not looking for an alpha and Cole is totally alpha. Trying to adjust to these different emotions between the two is intense as they are both dealing with their own demons. Some tragedies come at a price but seeing how the pack comes together to protect their own is super inspiring. When push comes to shove we find out what everyone’s true colors are. The story will suck you in and keep a hold of you right to the very end. I am sooooo looking forward to the next!





Teresa Gabelman

Teresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ‘Protectors Series’, Lee County Wolves Series and Rodeo Romance (Contemporary). When not writing about alpha vampires, sexy shifters, hot cowboys and the women who drive them crazy she can be found on a lake with a fishing pole/Kindle, at a MMA event or spending a fun evening with family.

Being a full-time writer has allowed Teresa to connect more with readers which is what she loves most about writing. If you find the time she would love to hear from you!

Website: www.teresagabelman.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Teresa-Gabelman/191553587598342
Email: tgabelman@live.com

Damon (The Protectors Series) Book #1
Jared (The Protectors Series) Book #2
Duncan (The Protectors Series) Book #3
Sid (The Protectors Series) Book #4
Adam (The Protectors Series) Book #5
Slade (The Protectors Series) Book #6
A Warrior Wedding (The Protectors Series) Book #7
Jax (The Protectors Series) Book #8
Sloan (The Protectors Series) Book #9
Blaze (The Protectors Series) Book #10
The Invisible Warrior (The Protectors Series) Book #11
Ronan (The Protectors Series) Book #12 COMING SOON

Forbidden Hunger (Lee County Wolves) Book #1
Forbidden Seduction (Lee County Wolves) Book #2
Forbidden Desire (Lee County Wolves) Book #3
Forbidden Temptation (Lee County Wolves) Book #4 COMING SOON

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#WOTR18 #DualReview #TwinsieForTheDayJordan – Stolen Kisses by Elena M. Reyes

Stolen Kisses

Four years of celibacy have turned Hunter Miles into a predator—a dangerous man. He’s horny. Hard. And coming home from college, he never expected to find Bailey Jones so tempting.
It’s an instant infatuation.
She’s the one woman he shouldn’t want—his little sister’s best friend. The last time he saw her she was a knobby-kneed little girl, but what welcomed him home was all woman—her decadent curves and a flirtatious smile tossed at him each time they are within arm’s reach.
She’s tempting.
Offering up her body to a man hanging by a very thin thread.
Fuck the consequences. He wanted her, and she was going to be in his bed by the end of the week.



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

ANNND I want to have this mans babies!!! LOL  Did that get your attention?  Does it make you want to know why?  Did you make you one click this book?  Well it should because you will agree with me after reading!!

Bailey and Hunter have grown up together.  Bailey is his sister’s bestie.  Hunter being 4 years older than Bailey didn’t think twice when it came time to escape to college but leaving Bailey behind caused her little 14-year-old heart to be a bit bruised.

Hunter has some feelings for Bailey but it was time for him to get and her to grow.  They two have some intense feelings for one another but 4 years comes, and Hunter is back.  He hasn’t been able to forget that one stolen kiss 4 years ago.  When he returns he is all about getting the girl.

I loved the story and how they chemistry between the two builds and builds between the two.  They have a love that couldn’t be fizzled after being apart for 4 years.  Now if people would just get outta the dang way!!!

Review by Jordan

This was such a great twist on your typical teenage crush on your best friend’s brother. Hunter is totally drool worthy with an air of the boy next door. I instantly fell for him. Seriously…. can someone find him for me? Bailey is the girl next door that doesn’t know how pretty she is and has been head over heels for Hunter Miles forever. They are two parts of a whole and their romance started with a simple stolen kiss. I didn’t want to put this story down and you won’t either. It’s sweet and romantic. Have I mentioned how drool worthy Hunter is?
*ARC copy

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.


#RetroTour #Giveaway – The Changing Plans Collection by LA Witt


Audio Buy Links: Audible US | Audible UK
Length: 8hrs 2mins/77,500 words approx.
Narrated By: Charlie David

From EPIC Award winning author and multiple Lambda Finalist L.A. Witt comes the re-release of three hot contemporary novellas — Getting off the Ground, Infinity Pools, and On The List.

After being stood up at the altar, compulsive over-planner Elliott Chandler decides to turn his honeymoon on Oahu into a vacation for one. Fate puts a hitch in his plans, however, when the airport is snowed in and his flight is delayed.

In the terminal, the jilted groom catches the eye of another stranded traveler: the laidback and very sexy Derek Windsor. Derek breaks the ice and strikes up a conversation, and as the temperature drops outside, the heat between them rises. Pity they’re both going to different islands, but if their flight doesn’t get off the ground fast, Mr. Calm-and-Cool may just tempt Mr. Play-It-Safe into doing something reckless.

And that plane isn’t going anywhere any time soon…

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About The Author

L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer who has finally been released from the purgatorial corn maze of Omaha, Nebraska, and now spends her time on the southwestern coast of Spain. In between wondering how she didn’t lose her mind in Omaha, she explores the country with her husband, several clairvoyant hamsters, and an ever-growing herd of rabid plot bunnies. She also has substantially more time on her hands these days, as she has recruited a small army of mercenaries to search South America for her nemesis, romance author Lauren Gallagher, but don’t tell Lauren. And definitely don’t tell Lori A. Witt or Ann Gallagher. Neither of those twits can keep their mouths shut…

Website: http://www.gallagherwitt.com
E-mail: gallagherwitt@gmail.com
Twitter: @GallagherWitt
Blog: http://gallagherwitt.blogspot.com

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#WOTR18 #AuthorSpotlight – Attending Author Amanda Mariel @AmandaMarieAuth

Amanda Mariel

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Amanda Mariel: USA Today Bestselling author Amanda Mariel dreams of days gone by when life moved at a slower pace. She enjoys taking pen to paper and exploring historical time periods through her imagination and the written word. When she is not writing she can be found reading, crocheting, traveling, practicing her photography skills, or spending time with her family.

When and Why did you start to write?

I took a creative writing class in college during which I had to write a short story. The assignment called for a YA story and much to my surprise I really enjoyed it. After the class ended I decided that I wanted to try my hand at writing a full book. The assignment was for a very short 10k novella. I also wanted to write historical not YA. It took a few years before I actually wrote my first book, but once it was done, I was hooked. My first book, Scandalous Endeavors, was published December 21, 2015.

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

My favorite must read author is Lisa Kleypas. I devour everything she puts out. I also love Johanna Lindsey, Tessa Dare, and Sarah McLean.

What is the most surprising thing you have found out with the writing process?

That I am my own worst critic. I think everything I write is the worst and will sink my career. I seriously get a stomach ache when I release a new book. Once reviews start rolling in, I feel better though and am always amazed, surprised, and grateful for the readers who love my books. On a side note, I have trained myself to ignore the inevitable bad reviews. I remind myself that not everyone will like every book/author and then put it out of my mind.

What are you working on now?

I have several books in the works: Scandalous Liaison which is the final book in my Ladies and Scoundrels series, More Than a Lady which is my first stab at medieval romance and great fun, and a group project that has me writing a novella about twins with a touch of special power set during the sixteen hundreds.

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

I do both. It depends on the project and how alive it is in my head. Sometimes I have a full plot and develop it before writing. Other times I have a vague idea, maybe a chapter or two in my imagination and I write them then plot the rest. Once in a while I just write and see what happens.

What are your social links?

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/#!/AuthorAmandaMarie1
Twitter www.twitter.com/AmandaMarieAuth
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/10209362.Amanda_Marie
Website: www.amandamariel.com
Newsletter: http://wix.us10.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=afc6d78ab64ea8d3699fb6851&id=d5a3a2e54b
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/amanda-mariel

What are your buy links?

All of my books and buy links can be found on my website along with other cool things like giveaways and special announcements. Stop by http://www.amandamariel.com and check them out 🙂


Twinsie Angie’s Review of Scandalous Endeavors HERE

Twinsie Angie’s Review of How to Kiss a Rogue HERE

★★★ #RedABrettMacLeanDuetExcerptReveal ★★★

★★★ #RedABrettMacLeanDuetExcerptReveal ★★★




Our world ended when she came into our lives. No control. No power. Just heartbreak and unwanted submission. We were forced to our knees at the sight of her. The words falling from her lips were like nails digging at our soul because we knew there was no way out of this.

It wasn’t her fault. None of it was. She was a lowly pawn in this fucked up world we called life. There was nothing any of us could do but wait.

Ever since I was a small boy, I had made it my mission to be in control of everything around me. My career. Women. Sex. Money. Alcohol. I strived to be an asshole so no one could get into my heart.

And then she appeared.

Short. Blonde, curly hair. Deep blue eyes that looked into my very soul and knew my secrets before I ever told her.

Evvie Neal was my one, my only.

I tried so hard to be in control when really, she was the Master and I was the ever-willing slave. She captured my heart, reached inside my chest and brought it back to life just by the sound of her laugh.

But as soon as we were happy, as soon as we let our guard down, the foundation of our love cracked.

We worked damn hard for it and I would do everything in my power to build up the walls of our love and make her happy again.

Even if it meant leaving.

For good.

★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★

Title: Red

Series: A Brett MacLean Duet #1

Author: JM Walker

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 7

Add to your TBR: http://bit.ly/2Ef0ZVm


It started without trust. Passion. Lust. An all-consuming need; that was all we had in the beginning.

Lies. Betrayal. Deceit. We moved past it all and fell in love anyway.

Over ten years later, with a family of our own, our little world was perfect. Happy.

But then that happiness faded away when she came into our lives.

No control. No power. Just heartbreak and unwanted submission.

We were forced to our knees at the sight of her. The words falling from her lips were like nails digging at our soul because we knew.

We would have to go through hell to get out of this.

And even then, I wasn’t sure if it would be enough.

#WOTR18 #Review – Conquered By the Alien Prince: An Alien Sci-Fi Romance (Luminar Masters #1) by Rebel West

Alexis Alverez writing as Rebel West

Conquered By the Alien Prince: An Alien Sci-Fi Romance (Luminar Masters, #1)


A filthy rich, ripped alpha who also happens to be royalty? Yes, please.
Only problem? He’s an alien.

When a confidential mission sends Doctor Cali Taylor to Luminar, her project is thrown in jeopardy and more than one life, including her own, is at risk.

The one constant? The alien prince and a scorching interplanetary rendezvous. But can their budding romance withstand the danger that threatens to tear them apart?

Enjoy the first book in the Luminar Masters Series by Rebel West. The books are interconnected and can be read in any order. Guaranteed HEA and no cheating!

Note: This book contains elements of dominance, submission, BDSM elements including corporal punishments. If this material offends you, please do not buy this book.




Hot Sci-Fi anyone? Yes please! This is the first Rebel West book for me but definitely won’t be the last. In the description of the book it says that it contains elements of dominance, submission and BDSM. These things are generally not at the top of my “to read” list….now don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a hot read and this book is way more than that! The back story of both planets, the world building and the amazing characters that are brought to life through the author, Rebel West, are intoxicating. It’s the perfect mix of hotness and suspense! Cali is from Earth and gets to travel to Luminar on a top secret mission, but doesn’t know what the mission entails until she arrives to Luminar. She has some very strict restrictions with whom she can talk to and where she can go, for safety reasons. Cali is then presented with her delegate for her stay there and it is none other than Lock, the hot as hell prince who she has dreamed about. As they are alien to each other they both try to restrain themselves, but oops, sometimes things don’t go as planned *wags eyebrows*. Cali is set on a task to save Maxxon, Lock’s brother and ruler of their world, as he is very sick. As Cali discovers more about herself and Luminar she is discovering that things aren’t always as they seem. As she gets close to discovering more about the illness things go awry. Let me tell you, this book has a little bit of everything. And did I mention a terribly sexy alien prince??? The trials that these two face being from different planets (literally) and trying to get to the bottom of the Maxxon’s illness will keep you turning pages until the very end. I am looking forward to checking out more of Rebel West’s stories!





Rebel West is a team of writing sisters: Alexis Alvarez, Maria Monroe and Adrienne Perry.

As Rebel, the sisters create futuristic sci-fi stories set on the planet Luminar. Their aliens are handsome and well-endowed, with ripped abs, midnight blue eyes, and a dominant streak that will leave you breathless.

You can find each of the three sisters on Facebook, or on their website, Graffiti Fiction.

As Rebel West, Alexis Alvarez co-writes the Zandian Brides reverse harem series with Renee Rose.