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#NewRelease #Review #BDSM – I Will Not Beg (Mountain Masters & Dark Haven #9) by Cherise Sinclair

I Will Not Beg (Mountain Masters & Dark Haven, #9)

She signed away her freedom…

Starved for affection, young Piper Delaney surrenders her life to a Master. But there is no love—only abuse. She’s told she can’t leave; she signed the slave contract. Years later, beaten and starving, she hears an English Dom say the contract’s illegal. Unenforceable. And she runs.

She reclaims her life and rises above the nightmare that was her past.

But her enslavement left scars. She longs for love, but the only men who truly attract her also terrify her–Dominants. Hoping to conquer her fears, she visits Dark Haven, but the sounds of the club are too much.

When a submissive panics, Sir Ethan steps in.

The powerful English Dom recognizes the shivering submissive in his lap. Years before, he’d corrected her Master’s deceit about a contract. She’s come a long way since then. Cynical at being pursued for his wealth, he finds Piper’s honesty compelling. She’s intelligent, brave…and she needs him. What Dom could resist?

He’s the Dom she’d dreamed about—perceptive, firm, and utterly self-confident.

His voice pulls her from panic attacks. His arms enclose her in safety. He treats her like a person, not something to mistreat. As he helps Piper overcome her fears, she starts to fall in love.

Then her past finds her and destroys…everything.


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I fell like its been FOREVER since I have gotten to visit the Dark Haven.  Seeing all these names like Xavier, Stan and even *shivers* DeVeries (Lindsey girl….you are brave to take that one on!!) made my heart so happy.  But meeting and falling for Sir Ethan was such a great ride.

There is so much emotion in this story.  We are dealing with Piper and all the abuse she endures at “He We Shall NOT Title a Master”.  We see the damage she has endured but when she finally breaks her silence and we find out ALL she endured…..sigh…what a spirit to not be broken.  What amazing courage to break free and then face her trauma!!!

Ethan has little knowledge that he helped Piper escape her prison and daily abuse when he meets her years later. He just knows she is a skittish yet tempting women he would like to get to know better.

As the couple work on helping her overcome her fear of the D/s world, we see more feeling develop between the two.  I was so excited when things went “further” because the faith she has in him but the faith he shows I her after all he has lived through in the past with loving a woman.

These two are such complex characters and I loved each of their flaws.  I loved how they both were so reactive and yet reflective later.  They both need the other to complete them and are so scared to admit it.  When they finally realize their love and devotion to the other is when everything comes crashing down.

I absolutely loved the story but kinda wish we got to see Jerry get his ass handed to him just one more time!!  LOL

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, she’s renowned for writing heart-wrenching romances with laugh-out-loud dialogue, alpha males, and absolutely sizzling sex.

I met my dearheart when vacationing in the Caribbean. Now I won’t say it was love at first sight. Actually since he stood over me, enjoying the view down my swimsuit top, I might have been a tad peeved—as well as attracted. But although we were together less than two days and lived on opposite sides of the country, love can’t be corralled by time or space.

We’ve now been married for many, many years. (And he still looks down my swimsuit tops.)

Nowadays, I live in the west with this obnoxious, beloved husband and a seventy-pound lap-puppy. I’m a gardener, and I love nurturing small plants until they’re big and healthy and productive…and ripping defenseless weeds out by the roots when I’m angry. I enjoy thunderstorms, collecting eggs from the chickens, and visiting the local brewery for the darkest, maltiest beer on tap. My favorite way to spend an evening is curled up on a couch next to the master of my heart, watching the fire, reading, and…well…if you’re reading my books, you obviously know what else happens in front of fires.

#NewRelease #BDSM – The Russian Reborn (Rise of the Dominants #3) by Red Phoenix

The Russian Reborn (Rise of the Dominants Book 3)

Rytsar Durov is a passionate man…

Seducing women – he’s a natural. Pleasing women – his talents speak for themselves.

A sadist known for his skill with the cat o’ nines, Rytsar enjoys his popularity with submissives at the dungeon, and is caught off guard by the fire-hot attraction he feels for Samantha, a young Domme.

He knows better than to test those waters, but damn…he just can’t resist her.

When two sexy Dominants collide in the bedroom, passions ignite!
But will Rytsar’s heart survive the inferno it creates?


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This was another great look at the dominates when they were college kids way before Brie entered the lives of the men.  I was glad but shocked when we finally got to see the “night” between Samantha and Rytsar played out.  Being a fan of the series, we have heard bits and pieces but to SEE what happened and FEEL Rytsar’s shock and shame was hard to take.  Seeing our strong Russian so broken and in such a dark place, made my heart hurt for him.  I will admit, I feel bad and do understand Samantha’s needs to please him is what caused this entire scene in the first place.

I LOVED seeing Thane, Brad, and Rytsar being fun loving college guys struggling with their family and their lives.  But seeing those bonds form that will last a lifetime is amazing as well.  Seeing the loyalty these men have for one another…..priceless…..I was cheering a bit when Tono popped into the story too!!  Who doesn’t love him????

There is so much in this story that any fan will be devouring the book to learn about our broken and strong Russian who steals everyone’s heart.  Now if he could only have an HEA in the future, I will be a happy reader!!

USA Today Bestselling Author

Red Phoenix is an award-winning romance author who gained popularity with her series, Brie’s Submission.
To join in the Brie experience begin with the 1st Boxed Set (Books 1-3) and start your journey into a sensual world…

#newrelease #dark #TwinsieForTheDayBecky #PartOfASeries – Manipulate, Deliver Book #6 by Pam Godwin

Manipulate (Deliver Book 6)

Tula Gomez is in the most ruthless prison in Latin America.

She only drove to Mexico to help her sister. She did nothing wrong.
But her quiet life changed in an instant.

To survive the violent, cartel-controlled prison where men blend with women, she pledges her loyalty to the notorious leader in exchange for the one thing she needs most.
Protection.

When she agrees to seduce the suspicious new inmates, Martin Lockwood and Ricky Saldivar, she doesn’t expect to enjoy it. Sure, they’re gorgeous, irresistibly alpha, and insanely talented with their hands and mouths. But they’re the enemy. She can’t fall for them.

Torn between her cartel loyalties and two men who want her as deeply as they want each other, she questions who is manipulating whom. Her search for answers leads to a passionate ménage, a soul-crushing secret, and an impossible choice.

BOOK 6 in the DELIVER series.

DELIVER series (HEAs with no cliffhangers – must be read in order):
Deliver #1
Vanquish #2
Disclaim #3
Devastate #4
Take #5
Manipulate #6
Unshackle #7
Dominate #8
Complicate #9


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Review by Becky

I received this book for my honest review.

Holy mother – Chapter 1.  Pam didn’t just walk through the start of Tula’s story.  She grabbed your hair and threw you in face first!  What an amazing story.  Reading you could feel Tula’s pain.  Tula’s strength is unbelievable.  She is a survivor and proves it more than once.

OMG then Ricky Martin.  All I can say is don’t read about Ricky Martin and Tula when the hubby isn’t around.   The depth of their connection and love knows no end.  When it came time for their separation, it was devastating to all.  Tula kept her newly found secret so that Ricky Martin wouldn’t throw a wrench in their release.  Tula started working through her own way to save herself and end the evil that Hector spewed.  Tula got her revenge and it was sweet.

The stars lined up and Tula and Ricky Martin were reunited.  Tula was able to finally share her secret.  They will be a force to be reckoned with.  I can’t wait to find out the Freedom Fighters bring down the trafficking ring.

It was a fantastic read.  I absolutely LOVED it!

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.

#IAE19 #AuthorSpotlight – Patricia A. Rasey

Patricia A. Rasey

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Patricia A. Rasey, I’m a USA Today bestselling author of the Sons of Sangue series. I write paranormal romance and a bit of romantic suspense.

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

My office. Jelly beans or suckers.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting the readers.

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

Sandra Brown

What author would you love to write with?

I never thought about it, but I’d say I’m better as a solo writer.

What are your social links?

www.PatriciaRasey.com

www.facebook.com/PatriciaARasey

www.twitter.com/PatriciaRasey

www.instagram.com/parasey

www.youtube.com/user/parasey

​https://bookandmainbites.com/PatriciaRasey

What are your buy links?

I have a lot of books out so my home page is www.patriciarasey.com or my Amazon author page is https://www.amazon.com/Patricia-A.-Rasey/e/B000APKIGG. I do have some books listed at Kobo, Nook, and iBooks.

#NewDuet #Review #Book1Free #TwinsieAngieFavoriteAuthor – Bullet 1 & 2 by Jade C. Jamison

Bullet Part 1

Bullet Part 2 by [Jamison, Jade C.]

Book 1- *CLIFFHANGER*

What if the man you want is toxic?

“I’m hugging my kindle right now, beaming with what I can only describe as total pure book euphoria.” Kelly, Perusing Princesses blog

Valerie leaves her sheltered life for the first time to attend college, and there she meets handsome Ethan, a young man destined to be a rock star. It’s not long before she finds herself falling head over heels for him, but he’s determined to keep her at arm’s length. Soon, though, their lives become irreversibly intertwined and Valerie gets her wish–but by then will it be too late?

***PLEASE NOTE: THIS BOOK WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN ONE VOLUME UNDER THE TITLE Bullet***

Book 2 –

Why does she keep going back to him?

“I am sitting here at my computer sobbing, literally sobbing over this book. I went through a box of tissues and a packet of Tums. IN-FREAKING-TENSE was this book.” Angie J., Twinsie Talk Book Blog

After joined Ethan’s band, the harsh realities of living in a big city and trying to make ends meets are difficult for Valerie to deal with, but they’re nothing compared to sacrificing her soul to save a boyfriend who’s intent on destroying his life. Ethan says he loves her, but she wonders if he loves his vices more–and she considers ending the relationship to salvage her broken heart. Can she save him or will he implode and take her with him?

***PLEASE NOTE: THIS BOOK WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN ONE VOLUME UNDER THE TITLE Bullet***

The Bullet series (complete)
Bullet Part 1
Bullet Part 2
Rock Bottom
Feverish
Fully Automatic
Christmas Stalkings
Slash and Burn
Locked and Loaded


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I received this book for an honest review from the author and honest you shall get!!!

I am sitting here at my computer sobbing, literally sobbing over this book. I went through a box of tissues and a packet of tums. IN-FREAKING-TENSE was this book.

I am a fan of really emotional, gut wrenching, tear your heart out and stomp on it while it lays on the floor kinda books!! This book sooooooo qualifies.

Val is such an amazing person who is so giving and loving but seems to be stuck in the ever emotional toxic love of Ethan. Ethan is just a true measure of addiction and doesn’t appreciate Val for all she is worth. His idea of “chasing her” is screwing everything else that has a skirt on or getting so high he cant even function. This is pretty much their relationship but the addiction continues to get worse and worse as does his behavior and attitude toward her. I think the author did a great job showing the true relationship of a couple when addiction is involved. It is heart wrenching that Ethan has had emotional and physically abusive relationships but he is so self involved he has no idea he is doing the same thing to Val.

There were a few scenes where I broke for Val when she was confronted by Ethan’s wondering ways. I feared for her because she knows in her heart he is not a “good person” but the party scene absolutely crushed me along with her. I think, like Val, I wanted him to have some redeeming qualities…..but the party killed me. I broke for her and me at that point. Then I broke for the man I wanted to see Val with. The man who loved her, supported and cared for her even though she was stuck in this web of Ethan lies and betrayal.

Well along the way Val does develop some emotionally sustaining and loving relationships. SOME of the “relationships” I was like “you go girl!!” I loved the men who helped her through tough times with Ethan. However no matter what, she would always return to Ethan. This dance goes on for a few years.

I am not going to talk specifics because I will totally end up giving away the whole story BUT if you love rocker books and you love emotionally raw “real” books then this is the book for you. Seriously, I cannot wait to read the books for the other band members!!!!

“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” While you’re more likely to see Jade headbanging than Dirty Dancing, she–like Baby–won’t be put in a corner…or a box. So even though you can’t really stick her books in one genre, you could say she mostly writes steamy Contemporary Romance–and, while you’re at it, you’ll notice in her stories that Jade freaking loves Colorado, hard music, coffee, bad words, and CHOCOLATE!!! And so do her characters.

Oh, and there’s always a glimmer of hope…because if life doesn’t have that, what’s the damn point?

#ReleaseDay #Novella #MM – Holding Marco by Corey Peters

Holding Marco

HOLDING MARCO follows a young man, recently out of a relationship, and trying to find a quality man to fulfill his needs. He looks no further than his ex’s best friend: Marco. Marco is a summertime cowboy. Every summer he goes to his family’s ranch in Mexico where they breed, raise, and train horses for Military and Film use. He returns with his skin more tan and his body stronger and harder.

But the drama isn’t with Marco, it’s with the ex, Tony. Tony, once considered a trophy boyfriend, has occasional appearances in the story that only bring memories of passionate lovemaking and the too-familiar feelings of love mingling with heartbreak.

However, Marco is called to the ranch many month’s sooner than planned. But certain things happen when Marco is away that could ruin the life of the young protagonist. Then some things that happen could be just what he is hoping for.

The inevitable decision must be made to let him go or to keep holding Marco


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#IAE19 #AuthorSpotlights – Anna Hague

Anna Hague

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Anna Hague. I’m from central Indiana, and by day, well by night, technically, I’m a sports reporter for a newspaper. My husband and I have three parrots, two dogs, and we’ve had 11 foreign exchange students. I love sports and travel, we go as much as we can.

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

I have an office, but sometimes when I want some light from outside, I go to my kitchen table. Popcorn. I’m a huge popcorn lover

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love getting to put the faces with the names of people I get to know on Facebook. Getting personal feedback on my books is great too. And can’t forget the afterparty. That thing is awesome. I’m mean you can’t go wrong with a mashed potato bar.

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

Carl Hiassen.

What author would you love to write with?

Anya Breton. She’s just so much fun to be around.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

Getting my first publishing contract.

What are your social links?

annahague.com

www.facebook.com/annahagueauthor,


twitter: www.twitter.com.AnnaHagueAuthor


Instagram: www.instagram.com/annahagueauthor,


Readers group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2105347573115139/

 

What are your buy links?

https://amzn.to/2mA7s6J,
http://bit.ly/2K6yMmuAngel

 

 

#WOTR19 #Novella #NewRelease #DoubleReview – Real (Quick & Dirty Series #4) by Kate Roth

Real (Quick & Dirty: Neighbors, #4)

She’s a serious painter. He’s a cocky photographer making too much noise in the studio next door. She thinks he’s an idiot. He can’t stand her. But when the tension between them borders on passion they both start to feel something real.

*Each book in the Quick & Dirty series is a novella. They are all stand-alone, insta-loving, panty-melting, swoon-worthy stories to satisfy your craving for something quick and dirty*


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

This is the final book in the Quick and Dirty series of novellas from Kate.  I gotta say, it was the shortest, but I think it had the most intense emotions by one of the characters.

Belle and Grey are both such passionate artists who use different canvases but who also can’t seem to stand the other.  They both do things to piss the other off and cause some pretty petty and unkind words to be shared during a gallery event.

A storm and power outage force the two to spend sometime together when they both begin to see the other for what they really are.  Belle shuts down on Grey but when she reopens, we see the hurt and pain in her past and understand her a little bit more.

This was a great final addition to the series of hawt and naughty neighbor stories.

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

OH please tell me this is not the last book in this series. I have so enjoyed these quick and dirty stories. This one was just as great as the others.

Belle and Grey are both accomplished artists. Grey is a photographer and Belle a painter who both have studios in the same building. Belle and Grey rubbed each other the wrong way in the first few encounters they had. Belle thought Grey was a British Idiot and Grey didn’t think too highly of her either.

However, when the lights go out in the studio one night it is Grey to the rescue when Belle screams. With the lights out Belle and Grey have time alone together they start to realize they may have been wrong about the other when they start to open up.

It is easy to make snap judgements about someone but it is amazing when you give them a chance to show you the real person they are and you realize you may have wrong. You never know what another person has been through in their life and why they hide who they really are until you give them a chance.

This series was great. All the books in this series were filled with hot steamy insta-love that I enjoyed reading and will read again.

Published since 2012, Kate Roth is addicted to all things romance. Her passion for love stories, both traditional and unconventional, has led her to write in various sub-genres of romance including New Adult, Paranormal and Erotica. Kate is inspired by everything from music to the real-life romance tales she’s heard through her years as a professional hair stylist.

One thing is certain, Kate Roth writes steamy connections, sassy dialogue, and strong heroines & heroes.

Kate spends her time away from the keyboard with her insta-love husband, Adam and their faithful pound puppy, Sampson

#IAE19 #AuthorSpotlights – CJ Baty

C.J. Baty

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

C.J. Baty After a lifetime of loving to read, my son encouraged me to write my own stores. Three years and 11 Fan Fiction stories later, my first book was published. That was 6 years ago. I can hardly believe it. Since then, twelve more books followed. I have attended 8 book signing events. Met readers from all over the world and my world view has tripled in size. I would have missed so much had I not taken my son’s advice. I’ve been married to my husband for 43 years and we have two adult children.

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

My favorite place to write is anywhere someone is freshening my coffee on a regular basis. I carry a notebook with me whenever I know I’ll be sitting for a bit because I have thoughts or scenes play out in my head at any time. If I’m writing at home in my office space, then there has to be something salty and Dt. Dew in my mug.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

People! I am such an introvert but signings bring out the best in me. These are my people, my tribe; even if they don’t read Gay romance/mysteries, they read and that gives us a connection. Also, getting a chance to meet up with authors, I have chatted with on line and even the ones that I fangirl over myself. It’s all about the people contact.

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

I have had the enormous pleasure of meeting two of the authors that I never thought would be possible. Karen Marie Moning (she writes the Fever Series) has long been a favorite and then there’s Josh Lanyon! I met her last October at GRL and oh my gosh, I was on cloud nine for days. Both women have made a huge impact on my reading and writing. If I had to pick someone that I am sure I would never meet, it would Dan Brown. The first time I read the Da Vinci Code, I read for 24 hours straight. Couldn’t stop until I finished it.

What author would you love to write with?

What an unusual question? I have no idea is my answer. I’ve never thought about co-writing with someone. Not because I’m not open to the idea, but because I don’t have any idea how it works. And,

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

The first time a reader recognized me as C.J. It was thrilling.

What are your social links?

Instragram / cjbat727
Twitter / @cbaty
Facebook / www.facebook.com/CJ-Baty-Author-344242482358480/
Blog / www.cjbaty.blogspot.com
MeWe / https://mewe.com/profile/5ae3f292a5f4e56de6282aa8
Also on MeWe my group is called ‘Let’s Talk Book’

What are your buy links?

Author page on Amazon / www.amazon.com/C.-J.-Baty/e/B00K2ISIQI/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1546215780&sr=1-2-ent
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#NewRelease – Tabloid by Jackie Paxson

Tabloid (Dirty Laundry #1)

1 gossip writer + 1 A-list movie star = 1 fake relationship…or does it?

After breaking a story that rocks Hollywood, Talia is the top gossip writer around. One night will put all of that into question. The writer becomes the story when she gets caught doing the walk of shame from A-lister Zee Jaxon’s home.

To save both of their reputations he suggests a fake relationship. Pretending should be easy. It shouldn’t mean the fake feelings become real. Accepting the real feelings means the lies they’ve told are even harder to hide.

When the truth comes out can their love survive or will everything just fade to black.


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I am a new author with my debut book Tabloid. It is the first in the Dirty Laundry series. I am currently working on the second book in the series.

I am the single mom of an eight year old and 3yr old golden retriever mix.