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#NewRelease #MM – Wrong Way Home – Criminal Delights: Taken by K.A. Merikan

Wrong Way Home - Criminal Delights: Taken

— One wrong turn. One right man. —

Colin. Rule-follower. Future doctor. Witness to murder. Captive.
Taron. Survivalist. Mute. Murderer. Captor.

Like every other weekend, Colin is on his way home from university, but he’s taunted by the notion that he never takes risks in life and always follows the beaten path. On impulse, he decides to take a different route. Just this one time. What he doesn’t realize is that it’s the last time he has a choice.

He ends up taking a detour into the darkest pit of horror, abducted by a silent, imposing man with a blood-stained axe. But what seems like his worst nightmare might just prove to be a path to the kind of freedom Colin never knew existed.

Taron has lived alone for years. His land, his rules. He’d given up on company long ago. After all, attachment is a liability. He deals with his problems on his own, but the night he needs to dispose of an enemy, he ends up with a witness to his crime.

The last thing Taron needs is a nuisance of a captive. Colin doesn’t deserve death for setting foot on Taron’s land, but keeping him isn’t optimal either. It’s only when he finds out the city boy is gay that an altogether different option arises. One that isn’t right, yet tempts him every time Colin’s pretty eyes glare at him from the cage.

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“When Taron looped the heavy metal collar around the slender neck and closed the padlock, his body throbbed with the excitement of knowing he owned this boy.
Was it wrong? Yes, yes it was.
Was it so, so good? Definitely.”

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POSSIBLE SPOILERS:
Themes: prepping, alternative lifestyles, disability, crime, loneliness, enemies to lovers, forced proximity, fish out of water, opposites attract, abduction, Stockholm syndrome, family issues
Genre: Dark, thriller M/M romance
Erotic content: Scorching hot, emotional, explicit scenes
Length: ~ 70,000 words (Standalone)

This book is part of CRIMINAL DELIGHTS. Each novel can be read as a standalone and will contain a dark M/M romance.

Warning: These books are for adult readers who enjoy stories where lines between right and wrong get blurry. High heat, twisted and tantalizing, these are not for the fainthearted.
This story contains scenes of explicit violence, offensive language, morally ambiguous characters.

This book is part of the Criminal Delights series. For other books in the collection, please see: Criminal Delights Listopia

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K. A. Merikan are a team of writers who try not to suck at adulting, with some success. Always eager to explore the murky waters of the weird and wonderful, K.A. Merikan don’t follow fixed formulas and want each of their books to be a surprise for those who choose to hop on for the ride.

K.A. Merikan have a few sweeter M/M romances as well, but they specialize in the dark, dirty, and dangerous side of M/M, full of bikers, bad boys, mafiosi, and scorching hot romance.

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights- CC Dragon/Cheryl Dragon

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Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

CC Dragon…. I write para stuff and have a swag problem…

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

My office… water and fruity Mentos

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

meeting readers 🙂

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

I’ve met Nora and Charlaine Harris… hmmm JK Rowling. that’s a unicorn

What author would you love to write with?

no…I can’t co-write. I’d freak out. Control Freak 😀

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

I’ve had readers ask for every book I had at a signing…that’s rare but it has happened. that’s a WOW…

What are your social links?

authorccdragon.com

@authorccdragon

facebook.com/ccdragonauthor

What are your buy links?

https://amazon.com/CC-Dragon/e/B00USM8LDI

 

 

#WOTR19 #CoverReveal – Sin by Elena M Reyes

Title: SIN
Author: Elena M. Reyes
Genre: Suspense/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 29, 2019
Cover Artist: Black Widow Designs
I am both heaven and hell. Sin and pleasure.
The Devil she never sees coming…
Everyone knows that Malcolm Asher owns Chicago. Nothing—not a single move is made in my city without my authorization. I’m ruthless. Conniving. Worshipped by those around me, and yet, it means nothing the moment my eyes meet hers…
Clear blue and innocent, the delicate doll on this stage holds me captive against my will. She’s decadence personified—a corruptible angel I want to own.
I’m hard for her.
Starving for a taste.
Eager for her to feel me.
This little girl has no idea of the danger she’s in within my presence. How I will make her crave the darkness I control.
How I will make her…Mine.

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.

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#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – Savannah Verte

Savannah Verte

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Savannah Verte
Vagabond in word & life.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

my office usually. I can control the events that way. You’re stunned, right?
I need total silence usually to submerge and have worn gunshot dampening headphones to achieve it.
coffee. nothing else matters

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

the crazy. between authors & readers, I get my dose of laughter in for weeks in a few hours.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

John Grisham

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

A reader shouting “OH MY GODS! It’s Savannah Verte!” down the street in Savannah Georgia after a signing…I laughed myself silly.

What are your social links?

www.savannahverte.com; www.facebook.com/authorsavannahverte

What are your buy links?

www.savannahverte.com/books

Twinsie Angie’s review of Baiting a Berserker HERE

 

#WOTR19 #Throwback #Review – Until I Fall by Lyssa Layne


  • Single mom Jordan Glastetter doesn’t know how she’d survive without her best friend, Abram Tomko. He’s the father her son never knew and he’s the rock she’s always leaned on. When Abram’s father suffers a heart attack, it’s Abram’s turn to depend on Jordan, finally seeing her as the woman she’s become and not the little girl he grew up with. Will they risk their friendship for a chance at love?

I received this book from the author for an honest review.
Oh man where do I begin!!?? Lyssa, sister!! Abram was such a hot mess in Robbie and Jordan’s book I was really wondering how you could fix him but fix him you sure did!
Jordan and Abram have known each other all their lives. Jordan falls in love and married Robbie who is Abram’s bestie/wing man. As soon as their life picks up and moves forward, Robbie is killed in the military. This story picks p 5 years after his death. Their story is the prequal to this story.
Jordan is a dedicated mom, rancher, friend and is slowly freaking out that the feelings she has for her best friend, Abram, are slipping into the “more than friends” category.
Abram has watched Jordan every day her entire life but when situations change, and he comes back after helping his sister, his eyes open to the woman she has become. He soon realizes he can’t live with out her in his life. PERIOD.
The couple are essentially raising her son as THEIR son. They are starting to realize there is a lot more going on then just best friends…which everyone else sees but they are both to dumb to see until their world is shook when Pop, Abram’s Father, has a heart attack. The thought of losing his pushes them both into re-evaluating things.
Now of course love can’t come easy with the two for them. They are dealing with her fears of finally moving on past her dead husband of 5 years. They are dealing with other people being interested in the pair plus the fear of what if this doesn’t work. There were times I wanted to smack Jordan upside the head and shake her senseless for thinking less of Abram’s feelings for her. Then toward the end of the story I was gonna nut check Abram for being such a jackass over something that happened with Jordan…sigh…but mainly I loved the journey these two take!!
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Lyssa Layne is first, and foremost, the proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.

Having watched one too many medical dramas and being inspired by author Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand at writing a romance story. Her attempt turned into the Burning Lovesick series. You can find Lyssa’s own interests throughout her stories although all stories are fictional.

#WOTR19 #NewRelease #Review #Paranormal #MMA #Mythology – Nature of the Beast (Gods of DC Book 3) by Tricia Andersen

Nature of the Beast (Gods of DC Book 3) by [Andersen, Tricia]

He was young, sexy and a huge flirt.
There was no way that Freddy, Ares high priest and the manager of his fight club, would have any interest in a old woman like Demeter. But when the goddess of the harvest arrives in London looking for her daughter, it was hard to leave the charming bartender. Despite the age difference, it was hard to deny the attraction. Would he still want her if he knew the truth about her, especially about the married ex-lover who would never let her go?
She was way out of his league.
Freddy did everything in his power to keep the goddess, Demeter, sitting at his bar sipping tea. It didn’t matter her age. He fell deeper in love with each passing day. However, Freddy holds secrets, some very deadly. Can he keep her in his bed and at his side or will the truth drive them apart for eternity?

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

WHOOOOO!!!! I LOVED ME SOME FREDDY!!  I mean Dee AKA Demeter was pretty awesome but Freddy….sigh…he was perfection.

So Freddy is not looking for any one-night stands.  He is looking for substance. When Dee comes to Aries club to see her daughter, Persephone, she is stunned by the sexy younger man giving her the eye.  Hey Dee hasn’t seen any “action” thanks to psycho/stalker Zeus and given her aging looks no one seems to care one bit about her needs/wants.

Freddy is enthralled by this woman.  They two have quite a deep relationship but soon Zeus is all “God of the mountain tops” demanding she stop this relationship.  Dee is destroyed because she knows how awful Zeus can be.  Freddy is not having it and he pushes Zeus a little harder then he should have for the woman he loves.  Soon Dee learns a lot more about the man she loves and all the secrets that come about his true identity.

I loved the story and I actually loved seeing Hades and Dee coming to an understanding about their love for Persephone.  But what I fear is what Zeus is going to do seeing everyone not following his orders when it comes to all things he considers HIS!!

Tricia Andersen lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with her husband, Brian and her three children – her sons, Jake and Jon, and her daughter, Alex. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in Communications Media/Public Relations. Along with writing, Tricia enjoys coaching and competing in track and field and traveling to cheer on her children in their various activities.

 

#Review #BlogTour #TwinsiefortheDayBecky #Dark – TAKE by Pam Godwin

Genre → Dark Romance (anti-heroes, human sex trafficking, cartel)

Series → Each book is a different couple. No cliffhangers. Must be read in order.

He’s a notorious crime lord, a kidnapper, and an artist.

Scarification is his outlet, and he just captured a new canvas.

Kate refuses to surrender beneath his blade or the cruelty in his beautiful eyes.

But she’s drawn to the man inside the monster. A man who makes her ache with his touch. Who owns her with his kiss.

A man who worships her as deeply as he hurts her.

She can run, but there’s no escape from a bond carved in scars.

Goodreads → https://www.goodreads.com/series/124986-deliver

Review by Becky

I received a copy of the book for my honest review.

HOLY SHITBALLS!!! I knew that Kate and Tiago would couple up.  I also knew that Pam would take me on a wild ride through the story.  And…..what a wild ride!

Kate had been kidnapped, trained and tortured 4 years prior.  When Tiago kidnapped Kate, he took the next closest thing to Tate.  Tiago recovered from Lucia’s attack while he kept Kate isolated trying to break her.  What Tiago found was a strong feisty spirit that drew him to Kate.  Tiago’s darkness included watching his “victims” be raped by his guards.  He was going to watch Kate’s rape until she begged to not take that last thing from her.  Tiago was then lost to Kate and she would be his and only his to take.

Tiago was drawn to the blade and the bleeding it caused.  Yet…he was an artist with his cutting of Kate.  Her spirit and mind decided that whatever he cut would be beautiful and in the end it was.  No matter how much Kate didn’t want it, she was drawn to Tiago and saw the tenderness that no one else did.  Tiago worshipped Kate.  Although Kate didn’t know until she and Tiago were separated, Tiago had given up his corrupt ways all for Kate.  It wasn’t until Cole told Kate of the value of the stones in her barbell studs that she found out.

Quietly Kate made arrangements to look for Tiago as she knew in her heart he was out there somewhere.  Tiago found her before she left.  Pam takes you on a dark ride through Tiago’s heart and past….and then shows there’s a way to open closed hearts.

Pam….I thoroughly enjoyed reading Take as well as this entire series.  I can’t wait to see how you weave the rest of the Freedom Fighters lives.  KUDOS!!!

Deliver Series Buy Links →

DELIVER #1: FREE on all retailers

VANQUISH #2:

DISCLAIM #3:

DEVASTATE #4:

TAKE #5:

 

Deliver Series Audiobooks →

DELIVER #1: https://adbl.co/2D4839X

  • Narrated by Teddy Hamilton (Josh) and Abby Crayden (Liv)

VANQUISH #2: https://adbl.co/2X8g4Cq

  • Narrated by Ryan West (Van) and Jo Raylan (Amber)

DISCLAIM  #3: Coming Mar 26

  • Narrated by Christian Fox (Matias) and Emma Wilder (Camila)

DEVASTATE #4: Coming April 30

  • Narrated by J.F. Harding (Tate) and Tracy Marks (Lucia)

Books 5-9 TBA

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.

Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.

Website → www.pamgodwin.com

Amazon → http://amzn.to/2hvqSpj

Goodreads → http://bit.ly/ZKdcgo

Instagram → http://bit.ly/2FUDceR

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Facebook → http://bit.ly/2DGabSc

FB Reader Group → http://bit.ly/2wLB2Jr

Twitter → https://bit.ly/2vljB6T

Pinterest → https://bit.ly/2qDyuLW

 

Other books by Pam Godwin

 

LOVE TRIANGLE ROMANCE

TANGLED LIES TRILOGY

One is a Promise (FREE): https://amzn.to/2xliIHA

Two is a Lie: https://amzn.to/2s8iktP

Three is a War: https://amzn.to/2uVdZLO

 

DARK COWBOY ROMANCE

TRAILS OF SIN SERIES

Knotted #1 (FREE): https://amzn.to/2EW7L2y

Buckled #2: https://amzn.to/2KCJF0D

Booted #3: https://amzn.to/2KUw7k3

 

DARK PARANORMAL ROMANCE

TRILOGY OF EVE

Heart of Eve (FREE): https://amzn.to/2xgpT6U

Dead of Eve #1: https://amzn.to/2hLTEET

Blood of Eve #2: https://amzn.to/2hvu7wO

Dawn of Eve #3: https://amzn.to/2i5PvJR

 

STUDENT-TEACHER ROMANCE

Dark Notes: https://amzn.to/2qJYPJt

 

ROCK-STAR DARK ROMANCE

Beneath the Burn: https://amzn.to/2qF7NaK

 

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Dirty Ties: https://amzn.to/2pZBTEk

 

EROTIC ROMANCE

Incentive: https://amzn.to/2vgiYbg

 

#Review #NewRelease – Repeat by Kylie Scott

Repeat

From New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott comes an irresistible new romance.

When a vicious attack leaves 25-year-old Clementine Johns with no memory, she’s forced to start over. Now she has to figure out who she was and why she made the choices she did – which includes leaving the supposed love of her life, tattoo artist Ed Larsen, only a month before.

Ed can hardly believe it when his ex shows up at his tattoo parlor with no memory of their past, asking about the breakup that nearly destroyed him. The last thing he needs is more heartache, but he can’t seem to let her go again. Should they walk away for good, or does their love deserve a repeat performance?

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

Wow! What a book!  I think as Kylie steps away from her Stage Dive series, more people are falling in love with her depth of writing and abilities.  Don’t get me wrong, I loved the series but seeing her write this and the others she has released since shows her amazing skills.  She is hitting different subject matters and knocking it out of the ball part.

This book is amazing in that you wonder how would you be able to deal with SEEING the person who destroyed you yet doesn’t remember?  Could you still hold that grudge?  Could you forgive and move past it with this “new person”?  I don’t know how I would react to be honest!!

This is what Ed is dealing with.  Clem was that person to him.  She was mugged causing amnesia so she forgot everything.  She can’t be left alone and so he comes to help her sister care for her.  He is having a difficult time because he hates her and loves her but is confused by what to do for THIS Clem.  This is not his Clem and yet it is!!!

What I loved was seeing the couple get on and over what happened in the past.  They are able to fall in love again but not really again because it’s a new Clem and a changed Ed.  It loved this 2nd chance love story.

New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author – Kylie is a long time fan of love stories, rock n roll, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia, she reads, writes, and never dithers around on the internet.

You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kyliescott.com/

 

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – Dakota Trace

Dakota Trace

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Dakota Trace. I’m a mom of three, and a Nana to one little feisty peanut. When I’m not working retail as a department manager, I’m usually gardening, reading and writing Erotic Romance.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

In the living room (that way I can keep an eye on the boy) and I must have Coffee and something salty to snack on. Cashews or corn chips usually work.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Talking with the other authors and readers. I get to meet so many new peeps. And the food at the afterparty! It ranks right up there with the people.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Ah, Laurann Dohner or Angela Knight.

What author would you love to write with?

Either of the above. 😀

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

The first time a person came up to me at my day job and was like…hey aren’t you, Dakota Trace? It thrilled me that someone actually recognized me.

What are your social links?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DakotaTrace75/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dakota75

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dakotatraceauthor/

What are your buy links?

https://www.amazon.com/Dakota-Trace/e/B003NGH448/

 

 

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights – Emily R. Pearson

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Emily R Pearson – you probably know me as the author with the sweet little red head that runs around the signing asking for your signature 😉 I now have a new addition who will be learning all the tricks from her sister this year! We live in Deer Creek with 3 hyper dogs and a rude cat. I work as a technology teacher and am working towards my Master’s in Education.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

I love writing on my back patio while the dogs and the child frolic in the yard. A glass of wine and sour patch kids are a must.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting all the people. I LOVE spending time with fellow book nerds and talking about fictional lives that make us happy.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Richelle Mead. Goodness help me I’d pee myself. I FLOVE the Vampire Academy series. Dimitri. SWOOOOON!

What author would you love to write with?

Quinn Loftis. *Heart Eyes*

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

The first time I met Denise Grover Swank and Trisha Leigh. It was at a signing in Kansas City, MO. It was a dream and it sparked my journey into writing.

What are your social links?

www.facebook.com/emilypearsonauthor

What are your buy links?

Amazon Author Page: https://tinyurl.com/y5ylw8q4
iBooks Author Page: https://tinyurl.com/yynee8mf

Twinsie Angie’s Review of Moving Forward HERE