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#ReleaseBlitz – Lincoln Hospital by Cassia Brightmore

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Lincoln Hospital by Cassia Brightmore

Genre: Dark Romance/Medical Thriller

Release Date:  April 18, 2016

Cover Model: Brendan James

Photographer: Eric Battershell

Designer: Concierge Literary Promotions




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On the twenty-third day—he hunts, bringing the scum of the earth to justice; his justice. Ending up as a patient on Dr. O’Reilly’s table could either save your life or end it in the most horrific way.


New York City. The infamous city that never sleeps; the place where dreams either shine brightly or shatter into razor sharp pieces of metal. For Dr. Cian O’Reilly, it’s the perfect city to disguise his dark alter ego. As a top surgeon at Lincoln Hospital, he has access to resources far beyond the reach of the average person; the ideal cover for his double life. By day, he’s the epitome of professionalism. By night, the facade is stripped away and his true depraved self is revealed.


When Dr. Athena Payne joins the roster as a new surgical intern, Cian’s carefully constructed life is thrown into turmoil. With her sunny smile and wide-eyed innocence, she threatens to break through his iron-like exterior, exposing the man beneath. Following her dream of becoming a cardiovascular surgeon, her internship at Lincoln Hospital is the first step in achieving her goals. Something about the dark air of mystery that surrounds her new boss, Dr. Cian O’Reilly, leaves Athena questioning just what it is that the good doctor is hiding.


A killer on the loose. A doctor wielding a deadly blade. An intern caught in the midst of first love and a lethal web of murder.


Lincoln Hospital. Where the cure can be your worst nightmare.


Warning:Contains violence and graphic situations not suitable for readers under the age of eighteen.




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Cian circled the warehouse once before rolling his car to a stop and killing the lights.  The second shift break was about to finish at the distribution center and from his surveillance, he knew Darwin Fergus would be slinking out the side door to sneak in an extra smoke break before heading back to work.  He got out of the car and crouched down behind a dumpster a few feet away from where he was sure Darwin would be exiting the building, remaining unseen until the opportunity he needed presented itself. Keeping an eye out for anyone that might spot him, he thought back over the information he’d gathered on him while he waited for his target to appear.


Darwin Fergus, age 42

Arrested on multiple counts of fraud, larceny, and suspected homicide

Released after insufficient evidence brought to the DA to hold the case over to trial

Estimated net worth stolen over $200,000 over the past ten years.  Victims of choice: elderly

and disabled


So the fucker liked to take advantage of old people with his schemes and lies, ultimately swindling them out of their retirement checks.  He’d crippled dozens of individuals financially and in some cases, it was suspected he’d caused their deaths by overdoses on medications when he was close to being exposed.  The only reason he’d been arrested was in thanks to one of the victim’s grandchildren overhearing part of a conversation and putting the pieces together.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t soon enough and her grandfather had been one of the ones to lose his life. She’d come forward with what she knew, but it wasn’t enough to convict and he’d walked away a free man.  Until now.

Like clockwork, the side door opened and Darwin slipped out.  Cian slipped the needle from his pocket and with the stealth of a predator, approached him from behind and pounced, locking an arm around his neck and cutting off his air supply. Darwin was not a small man by any means and outweighed him by almost fifty pounds.  But where Darwin was large and soft, Cian was lean and hard.  His strength won out and he had Darwin down on the ground and the needle inserted in his neck before he could even muster a shout.

“Fuck, you’re heavy,” he complained, panting hard as he looked down at the disgusting excuse for a man at his feet.  Taking him by the ankles, he made short work of dragging him to his waiting open trunk.  It would be a tight fit, but he’d made it work before and he’d do so again.  The interior was lined with plastic, ready and waiting to transport the fucker to the hospital.  Grunting from the exertion, he wrestled Darwin into the trunk and slammed it, satisfied.

“Let’s go for a ride, shall we?”  He got no reply, not that he expected one, and hopped in the driver’s seat. About a block from the hospital he pulled into an alleyway and stopped. Dragging Darwin from the trunk, he smacked him in the face until he came around, groaning from being groggy and out of it.

“Are you with me there, Darwin?  Can you hear me?” Cian peered at him, his pupils were dilated but he seemed to be understanding him.

“Ghaft ahappped?” his words were a gargled mess.  Good.  The drugs were working.

“Oh, not to worry. I’m gonna take good care of you, Darwin.” Relief flashed in his eyes but it quickly turned to horror as he watched Cian pick up an iron bar from the trunk. “Don’t worry, you won’t feel a thing,” his grin was full of malice as he brought the bar down.

Several minutes later, Cian rushed into the ER, with Darwin’s arms over his shoulders, dragging him along as best he could.

“Get me a gurney! This man’s taken a severe beating,” he helped two orderlies lift Darwin onto the gurney when they raced over. He tossed his keys to Jenson who was standing a few feet away, wide-eyed.  “My car is in an alley a block away.  Get it and move it here.  Do not fuck that up, Jenson,” he ordered. Jenson nodded and hurried away to follow instructions.

Reynolds appeared in the hallway and after a slight nod, Cian called out to the nurse behind the desk.

“Book me OR-B, I’m heading up there now with him.  His injuries are extreme and we need to get in there now.” The nurse nodded and grabbed for the phone, barking orders that the OR was needed stat.

Following behind the gurney, Cian’s steps were filled with glee.  Another successful hunt and soon it would be another successful kill and scumbag eliminated.  He should get a goddamn fucking medal for the clean-up work he did for the city.  Vigilante his ass, he was a motherfucking saint.

“Oh!” He whipped his head around at the sound of a startled squeal and locked eyes with Athena who was standing directly in front of him with an armload of charts and a fresh green salad. She took in his appearance slowly, the blood staining his clothes and the manic look in his eyes.  Confusion and then fear flashed across her features as she tried to make sense of what she was seeing.

She took a small step forward, but Cian cut her off before she could speak.  “Out of the way, Dr. Payne.  Can’t you see we have a critical patient here?” he barked, watching her flinch at his tone. Flustered, she stepped back quickly.

“I—I’m sorry. I thought…” she stammered.

“You thought what?  You thought whatever you needed to say was more important than this man getting to surgery?  I’d pegged you for smarter than that,” he stepped around her without another word and ignored the twinge of guilt he felt at seeing the hurt in her eyes his words caused.  It was for the best that she stop idolizing him in more than a mentor capacity.  Nothing would ever come of the connection between them.  It was ridiculous to think otherwise.

He headed into the scrub room to prepare while the team got Darwin prepped for surgery.  A black rage had settled over him, more intense than he’d ever felt before.  The fear he’d seen in Athena’s eyes haunted him.  Was she afraid of him?  She was right to be, but he’d never hurt her.  The fact that she might think he would, bothered him more than he liked, turning his anger into a murderous rage.

Entering the OR, he stalked straight to Darwin’s side, satisfied when he saw that he was coherent.  “Mr. Fergus, good evening.  Pleasure to have you here in my OR.” Darwin struggled against the binds holding down his arms and legs, eyes frozen in fear as Reynolds’ approached from the other side and fitted him with the gag.

“Sorry, guess we won’t be hearing much more from you, now will we?  What a shame.  I was looking forward to hearing all about how you weaseled money away from the elderly; how you murdered the ones that were close to figuring out your con.  You’re despicable, you know that?  To rob the elderly is like harming defenseless babies.  Did it make you feel powerful?  Did you enjoy the thrill of taking from another?  Did you get off on it, Darwin?” The more he spoke, the closer he got until they were almost nose to nose.  Darwin’s entire body was quaking in fear; fear that Cian fed off, his terror transported into his blood and gave him the initiative he craved to get the job done.

“Saw,” he demanded.  Patricia complied and handed him the small bone saw.  Fixing on his goggles, he cheerfully got to work, starting with Darwin’s right index finger.  He lowered the blade and applied just the right amount of pressure to torturously cut through the skin and bone, removing the finger completely.  Darwin’s body bucked and thrashed and he screamed with all his might into the gag, but none of that halted Cian’s task.  He removed two more fingers before tiring of the saw and switching tactics.

“Do you know, losing all your money…it’s like dying a slow death.  First, they take your electricity.  Then, you have no money for food.  Not long after that, they’ll repossess your belongings.  Until finally, they take your home from you.  Have you ever been homeless, Darwin?  Ever lost everything that meant something to you?  It’s agonizing.  And you—you caused that for these people.  They trusted you and you took advantage, ruining what little of their lives they had left.  And when they didn’t comply?  Well, then you stole their lives.  I think it’s only fair you feel some agony as well.  Scalpel.”

Lorna passed him the scalpel and he expertly made a small incision in Darwin’s neck, pleasure filling him as he watched the blood seep from the wound and onto the table.  Darwin gurgled and choked, his own blood starting to strangle him.

Cian leaned down to whisper in his ear. “I could leave you like this for hours.  You’d bleed out, or you’d maybe strangle on your blood first, who knows.  What matters to me is that you suffer.”


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Malevolent (The Darkness Series #1)

Darkness has a seductive power, a delicious energy that sinks its claws in deep. Once the devil has a hold of you, true malevolence is born.


Sheriff Brady James has sworn to protect the small town of Durham Heights, his current priority to ruthlessly hunt a sadistic killer on the loose. With lives at stake, his focus is split between two beautiful women – one dark, one light. The clock is ticking, the threat palpable; crawling closer at every turn. Once death has you in its sights, there is no escape.


Pain. Suffering. Lives shattered and broken. In the fight of good against evil, who will survive?


This is the first book in the Darkness series, a wishing evil upon others novel that can be read as a standalone.


Warning: Due to mature content and violent situations, this book is recommended for readers 18 years and up.





Evanesce (The Darkness Series #2)

If your soul has been plunged into the dark depths of despair, how hard would you fight to claw your way back to the surface? Can the life you lost be restored, or is it destined to be forever phased out of existence? Fated to dissolve into a distant memory.


The Black Market—a ferocious, starving beast. An endless sinkhole of precious valuables; the playground for blood-thirsty power seekers. Only one thing feeds its hunger like no other…human life.


A sinister criminal ring has descended on the small town of Norton Springs, instilling fear in the residents. A vicious wave of disappearances coupled with the gut-wrenching horror of infants being ripped from the arms of their helpless mothers has the town quaking in terror.


When Gabe Thornton strolls back into his hometown, his main goal is to claim the one woman that has always denied her feelings for him—Nora Jacobs. The last thing he expects is to be thrust into a storm of devastation and chaos. Will his strength be enough to save them from the dark souls that threaten to destroy their chance at happiness?


Broken futures. Shattered dreams. Mind-numbing loss. When your heart has been ripped away from you—how do you find the will to go on?


No one is safe. Everything you thought you knew is about to change in this second installment in The Darkness Series.


Warning:Due to adult content and graphic situations, this book is intended for readers 18 and up.


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Denouement (The Darkness Series #3)

The past and present collide in the final book of the Darkness Series. Old enemies return and unlikely allies are formed when a serial arsonist targets the small town of Stockton Crossing, Louisiana. Working together with the surrounding towns of Durham Heights and Norton Springs, firefighter Lieutenant Weston Hunt is forced out of his reclusive tendencies to help apprehend the madman.


When Aubrey Sinclair, the sexy librarian he’s always had a thing for becomes the next target, they are thrown together in more ways than one. She needs his protection and he’s powerless to deny her. With the chaos closing in around them, will they solve the puzzle before it’s too late? Or is their destiny to go down in a fiery blaze?


All bets are off and the body count is higher than ever in this explosive, maddening conclusion to the Darkness Series. The final act is upon us—do you dare enter the darkness one last time?


Warning: This is a dark romance novel not intended for readers under the age of 18 due to graphic violence and situations.




Repentance (The Darkness Series #3.5)

Obsession is a passionate emotion. A dark blend of desire and longing; it distorts reality into twisted fantasies. How far would you go to ensure the object of your infatuation is forever in your possession?


Former Deputy Sam Ridley is a man plagued by past sins. In his eyes, being sentenced to ten years in prison isn’t punishment enough for his crimes. An unwanted early parole forces him to re-join a society that looks down on him with scorn. Exiling himself to a new town is the only hope he has to escape the ghosts haunting him.


Emma Danvers is a woman looking for change. Living a life of privilege has offered her opportunities without challenges. Breaking free of the constraints of family obligation, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Never did she expect to be catapulted into the arms of a man searching for his own new beginning.


Two people thrown together in a twist of fate. One running from his past; the other chasing a brighter future. Can they be each other’s salvation? Or will any happiness they find be ripped to shreds by the deadly obsession of another?


Redemption comes at a high-staked price no one is willing to pay as the Darkness Series returns for one last mind-blowing trip into the depths of despair.


Warning:This is a dark romance novel not suited for readers under the age of eighteen due to graphic violence and situations.


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Cassia Brightmore is a dark romance author. She loves writing dark stories with twisted characters that she hopes will thrill the reader as well as make them fall in love.


She loves hockey, video games and online shopping. If she’s not writing or editing, you can usually find her doing one of these things. Writing is her passion and publishing her first book as an indie author is truly a dream come true.


Cassia lives in Ontario, Canada with her two furbabies; Molly and Harley.


Her titles include:


The Darkness Series 

Book One: Malevolent

Book Two: Evanesce

Book Three: Denouement

Book Four: Repentance


To look for in 2016:

Unworthy – dark romance standalone:  June, 2016

Mercenary – September, 2016


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#CoverReveal – The Spiral Down by: Aly Martinez

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Spiral Down

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Henry Alexander’s story.

(This is a m/m romance and can be read as a complete standalone.)

Add Spiral Down  to your TBR list on Goodreads!


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I was afraid to fly.

He made me soar.

After years of climbing the ladder of success in the music industry, I finally had

everything I could want.

Yet I still found myself wandering through life alone.

Captain Evan Roth was the one man I never saw coming.

Tall, dark, mysterious… Straight.

We were both damaged beyond repair and searching for something so elusive we

weren’t sure it even existed.

But, when two broken souls collide in midair, falling is a given.

I just never expected to crave the spiral down.


About the Author:

Aly Martinez

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Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Aly Martinez is a stay-at-home mom to four crazy kids under the age of five, including a set of twins. Currently living in South Carolina, she passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine at her side.

After some encouragement from her friends, Aly decided to add “Author” to her ever-growing list of job titles. Five books later, she shows no signs of slowing. So grab a glass of Chardonnay, or a bottle if you’re hanging out with Aly, and join her aboard the crazy train she calls life.

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#Review Roots and Wings by M. Mabie



Welcome to Wynne, population 3,401.

No billionaires. No professional athletes. No celebrities.

In this small town, current events are pondered in mirrors at the local salon or around crowded tables at the diner, and there’s a new couple to gossip about. A rough and tumble woman who works in her dad’s garage, not yet ready to spread her wings, shows the new guy in town what it’s like to finally have roots.

It’s your run-of-the-mill, sexy, Astro van driving dentist meets smart-ass, bass fishing tomboy in a story of real-life romance.

Low on drama. High on love.

Pull up a chair and stay a while.

For those looking for more angst, Bait is always there, and only 99¢. lol 
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Melinda's Review
I received a copy of the book from the author for an honest review.

Oh my I absolutely loved this small town feel good story. Low on the drama and no angst if you have read M. Mabie’s Bate series. If you want and easy read that make you laugh and feel good hurry go grab this.

Mutt is a small down home girl. The town is small everyone knows everyone and knows everyone’s business, think along the lines of a Rockwell painting or Mayberry. Mutt lives with her dad and is giving the nickname by her granddad which the entire town calls her by now.  Yes, no one calls her by her real name. Mutt helps run her dads service and tire shop and her favorite pass time is fishing. She was the tomboy, plane Jane type, who never dated anyone in the town that is until the new dentist moved in down the road and caught her eye.

Vaughn the hottie the moved to town to take over as the new dentist had a string of bad luck that led him straight to Mutt. After being in the city and breaking up with his fiancée Mutt and the new town was a breath of fresh air for Vaughn.

This has been one of my favorite reads this year. Watching Mutt and Vaughn get to know each other was so fun. Watching Vaughn try to guess Mutts real name was entertaining. Seeing how he stood up for her in a town that she grew up in and knowing everyone loved her. The best was seeing the hard time Mutt’s dad gave Vaughn. I was giggling so many time especially when her dad found Vaughn in a certain aisle at the store. Priceless just priceless. Then when Mutts dad had one on one chats with her and then with Vaughn were heartwarming. Seeing the friendships unfold between Vaughn and a few guys from town was great too.

Like I said if you want a feel good, lift your spirit, and give you a laugh you need to pick this one up now.

A few of my favorite lines:

“I’m not the kind of girl many guys want to … do remodeling projects with,” I admitted, knowing that it wasn’t cook or smooth, but that he’d understand what I was trying to say. “We don’t have to do any remodeling projects until you want to. Then – when you’re sure – we’ll paint the porch together. We’ll paint the hell out of it.” I like the way he humored me. I liked the way his hand was still on my leg. And I really liked that, instead of kissing me, he just put his forehead against mire. It was sweet. “No projects tonight,” he added. “Just come back.”

“I think kissing you is better each time. I think your eyes look even prettier when I’m this close. I think I could go on, but I’d rather you kiss me goodnight.”



#WOTR #Review: Innocent Ride by Chelsea Camaron



Opposites attract, or so the saying goes. When two people from different worlds come together by a chance meeting twisted with an element of danger, can their attraction remain innocent?

She’s a corporate accountant. Her life is full of structure, routine, and organization. Settled, comfortable, and content, Caroline Milton, loves knowing what to expect every minute of every day.

He’s the Catawba Hellions VP and a wild one, refusing to be tamed. His motto, ‘hit it, get it, and go; no repeats’ where women are concerned, guarantees a new woman in his bed nightly. His life suddenly tilted on its axis, when his wild days come barreling back with a major responsibility. Drexel ‘Rex’ Crews finds he has a real reason to settle down his wild ways.

When a situation quickly spins out of control at work for Caroline, she reaches out to the one place she least expected to find herself dependent upon. The Hellions Motorcycle Club.

His cousin’s ol’ lady, Doll, comes to him with a personal favor, protect her best friend. He can’t refuse. Protecting Caroline was supposed to be an innocent task.

The attraction from their first meeting is still a fire burning strong inside of them both. Neither can deny the pull. They come from different worlds.

Can Rex show Caroline the safety and security of the MC? Can Caroline tame the wild beast inside of Rex? Can their innocent ride become a journey to long lasting love?



Melinda's Review

What can I say this series gets better as I keep going I thought One Ride was good but yes they all have different story lines and every time I dive into another one it takes me on one heck of a ride. I have to say I liked Rex when I first read about him then in Merciless Ride I was not fond of him. I was not sure how I would be able to like this DB again.

Rex only had one think on his mind and he was not about to settle down. This was proven in Merciless Ride. He was a one hit wonder with the ladies cause that’s all they would ever get one night with him. He would not do encores. Well that is until Doll asked him to help one of her best friends one look at Caroline and he needed a taste of that sweet “deluxe model” of a woman.  Everything he stood for went out the window when it came to her.

Caroline (or Lux as Rex called her) was the polar opposite of Rex with her designer clothes and shoes.  She was regimented everything was planed out and no surprises. That is until Rex came into her life. Rex and Caroline lived two very different lives Caroline in the corporate world and Rex in the MC life. How could they possibly make it work?

I watched Rex mature as a man. He had responsibilities now more than he ever bargained for but he was determined to do the right thing.  I loved the chemistry Rex and Lux have. Caroline holds dark secrets one she doesn’t want to let out not even to the Hellions so they can help her. All I can say is never judge a book by its cover. The story sometimes is darker than the pretty cover.  The more she begins to trust Rex and the Hellions the more she realizes they are much more than just a MC club, they are family.  I loved Rex’s mom she told it like it was…You be there 100% or not at all don’t go in and out of their lives.  I loved the twists and turns this book took it kept the pages turning.  This book truly made me fall in love with Rex.

Hold on here I go on the next ride cannot wait to start hop on and see where it is going to take me.

Here are a few of my favorites:

“The past is the past; the future is before you. Change is a power we all hold. Learning from your mistakes is growth, and it’s a necessary change. How you pick yourself up when you hit rock bottom will tell what kind of man you really are.”

“She’s go you all tied up in knots, doesn’t she? You have more questions than answers, don’t you? The planets aren’t out of alignment, shithead. You don’t need a full moon to get things back to ‘right.’ “ He use air quotes around the word right. “Call it fate, call it gravity, call it fuckin’ cupid. Doesn’t matter, brother; nothin’ is wrong with you or the moon. It’s Caroline, and it’s you. It’s the time being right, the people being right, and now all you gotta ask is, what are you gonna do about it?”

If she wants me to walk away, I am man enough to do it. Damn, if she wants me to stay … am I man enough to trust in having something real in my life?


USA Today Bestselling Author Chelsea Camaron was born and raised in Coastal North Carolina. She currently resides in Southern Louisiana with her husband and two children but her heart is always Carolina day dreaming.

Chelsea always wanted to be a writer, but like most of us, let fear of the unknown grab a hold of her dream; she realized that if she was going to tell her daughter to go for her dreams, that it was time to follow her own advice.

Chelsea grew up turning wrenches alongside her father, and from that grew her love for old muscle cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles, which just so happened to inspired her ‘Daddy’s Girls’ series. Her love for reading has sparked a new love for writing and she currently has a few more projects in the works.

When she is not spending her days writing you can find her playing with her kids, attending car shows, going on motorcycle rides on the back of her husband’s Harley, snuggling down with her new favorite book or watching any movie that Vin Diesel might happen to be in.

She hates being serious and is still a big kid at heart. She is a small town country girl enjoying life and, Chelsea hopes that her readers remember not to take life too seriously and to embrace your inner five year old, because five year olds know how to enjoy the simple things in life and how to always have fun.








#WOTR #Review – Rise of the Fallen (All the King’s Men #1) by Donya Lynne


Rise of the Fallen (All the King's Men, #1)


In the streets of Chicago exists an uneasy, centuries-old truce between vampires and their distant cousins, a race of shifters called drecks. Vampire enforcement agency, All the King’s Men (AKM), is charged with maintaining the truce, but when volatile enforcer Micah Black loses his mate and falls into the biological agony that results from the broken bond, he tests the boundaries of the truce by seeking out Apostle, a leader in the dreck community. Micah wants Apostle to kill him, a request Apostle is more than happy to fulfill.

When ex-Army medic Samantha Garrett inadvertently disrupts the plot and saves Micah’s life, a chain reaction sets Micah’s heart on a collision course with Sam’s, but he will have to protect her from Apostle and her obsessive ex-husband, Steve, if they will have a chance at forever. Can Micah hold his emotions together to keep Sam alive?



Melinda's Review

I picked this book up for free on Amazon and I’m so glad I did. This is a great start to the series.  I started this and couldn’t put it down. The story line was good and the guys of All the Kings Men were great too. The world building was also done well.

Micah works for All the Kings Men (AKM) a vampire enforcement agency. He is all alpha male who did what he wanted when he wanted. The guys of AKM and Micah were always butting heads. When Micah’s mate , Jackson, walks away from him Micah hit bottom and goes off the deep end. Micah makes a deal with his enemy, a dreck which is a shape shifter, to take him down. What he didn’t count on was the ex-army medic Samantha.

Sam is on the run of from her abusive husband and is trying to deal with her demons.  She sees Micah in trouble, or what she thought was trouble, and saves him from the Drecks not realizing she put herself in danger. Micah is in aww of Sam and realized who his true mate is.

The chemistry between Micah and Sam is off the charts. Seeing Micah deal with the alpha female in Sam was enjoyable. I thought the guys of AKM were great and cannot wait to read more of them. I have to say Trace intrigued me so much and I cannot wait to read about him.

about the author

Donya Lynne is the author of the award winning All the King’s Men Series and a member of Romance Writers of America. Making her home in a wooded suburb north of Indianapolis with her husband, Donya has lived in Indiana most of her life and knew at a young age that she was destined to be a writer. She started writing poetry in grade school and won her first short story contest in fourth grade. In junior high, she began writing romantic stories for her friends, and by her sophomore year, they had dubbed her Most Likely to Become a Romance Novelist. In 2012, she made that dream come true by publishing her first two novels and two novellas. Her work has earned her two IPPYs, one gold and one silver, as well as two eLit Awards, also one gold and one silver. Donya has many more novels and novellas planned for years to come.

Excerpt & Release Day Reveal – When I’m With You by Harper Sloan

We are very excited to announce the release date of When I’m With You by Harper Sloan. The release for the third book in the Hope Town series will be April 26.

Enjoy this sexy excerpt while you wait!




It’s nearly impossible to be surrounded by love but not understand it. My parents, my sister, and just about everyone around us has no trouble accepting that love. To give your trust to someone else and believe they would die before hurting you. I’ve witnessed it—I’ve seen the power of it—but I’ve also seen the pain. Because for me, I’ve only loved someone I could never have, and my biggest fear is that by giving her my love, all I would do is ruin her. I should have tried harder, but I’m not sure I can because I only feel complete when I’m with her.


The only time I feel like I belong is when he’s near. His infectious smile warms me straight to my bones. Any insecurities I have vanish with just a wink from him. A sliver of his attention makes me feel invincible. But all it took was one drunken night of truths for me to lose everything I had begun to crave. Now, I’m not sure how to move on because I only feel complete when I’m with him.


He said I was too young. I said he was perfect. He said our families wouldn’t understand. I said we could weather any storm. He said he would ruin me. And he was right.



“I want you so bad,” I mumble through the arousal rushing and flowing over every inch of my body, tingling up every nerve and swimming around inside me in overdrive. “I’ve dreamed of this for so long,” I continue, my words coming out in a pant as I rock my hips.

“Ember,” he warns when I jerk my hips out of his unforgiving hold, giving us both the friction we’re in the need of when my wet and swollen lips slide against his erection. “Stop,” he barks in a deep rumble, his neck straining as he takes my hips again between his hands.

“Never.” I let my head roll back and start to pick up my movements, each thrust up getting the attention to my clit that has the burn in my core starting to fire up my spine, wrapping around me as it climbs through my body, gearing up to explode.

“Fuck!” he roars.

Before I realize what’s happening, he’s flipping us. My head lands in my pillows, just a breath away from the headboard in the center of my bed. It takes me a second, still clinging to the climax that had been just seconds away from taking over, and I push my hair off my face with both hands. When I look down my body, I almost retreat when I see the feral expression on the man kneeling between my spread legs.

He takes huge body rocking gulps of air, his chest heaving with their power. His hair is a loose mess hanging free to dance at his shoulders, a few pieces falling into his face that he either doesn’t notice or just doesn’t care about.

And his eyes are focused downward.

If I didn’t believe he was fighting the same all-consuming feelings as I was, I would have thought that his downcast gaze was for another reason, but seeing those brilliant emerald eyes locked on my very exposed and wet sex, I know that I’m the reason he’s being slammed with a hungered need.

The power I feel seeing his reaction to my excitement is a high I never want to live without. Something that I will wake up thinking about and fantasize every second we’re apart, trying to think of new ways to make him come alive like this. That uncontrollable, feverishly strong emotion he’s wearing can only be an aftereffect of our chemistry. Until it burns so bright that it’s exploding around us like a brilliantly beautiful display of fireworks.

And with that thought, he makes a sound low in his throat, pushing forward in the next breath to cover my body with his as his mouth takes mine in a deep, bruising kiss. His underwear still keeping him from me completely, but that doesn’t stop him from thrusting against my body as if he was already inside me. Each time he slams against me, the headboard slaps against the wall and my eyes roll back in my head.

It was foolish of me to think I would ever be able to control this man once I saw the fierceness burning in his scrutiny break free of his careful control. When I try to push my hands into his hair, he breaks our kiss with a hiss and narrows his eyes at me.

“You’re not to touch me, Ember. Not at all. I’m so worked up right now because of you. I’m about to fucking come all over myself and the only place that’s going to feel my fucking come will be the inside of your pussy. Do not test me by putting those wicked little hands on my body until I can take my time to show you what it’s really like to take while giving.

“Please,” I rasp past my dry throat, needing that so desperately.

“No, not please. From this point on, the only word I want to hear from your lips is my name. Moan, groan, scream out your pleasure, but you say no other word than my name. I want to hear you scream that, Ember,” he stresses with a hard thrust. “You don’t come until I tell you to,” he rumbles deep in his throat. I lose his eyes as he bends to trace my ear with the tip of his tongue before whispering against it. “And when you do, you had better do it loud enough to feel pain in your throat from the pleasure I’ll give your pussy.”

“Take me,” I beg, trying to rock against him, but his weight on me restricts my movements.

“Nate,” he grunts in my ear. “No more fucking words but my name. Know who is claiming you. Let the whole fucking world hear who is taking you and making you his.”

He runs his hands up each of my arms, stretching them out until I can almost feel the edge of my mattress and his hands are curling around my fingers.

“Hold on,” he commands with a wink.


harperphotoHarper is a NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL and USA TODAY bestselling author residing in Georgia with her husband and three daughters. She has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books, hibachi, tattoos and Game of Thrones. When she isn’t writing you can almost always find her with a book in hand.

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#WOTR #Review – Hammer (Regulators MC #2) by Chelsea Camaron and Jessie Lane


Chelsea Camaron

Hammer (Regulators MC, #2)


Regulators MC Series, Book #2

She is strong, independent, but jaded.
He is a hardened soldier.
Two people are forced to come together to move beyond the physical injuries of one.
Desirae Shythe is a physical therapist driven to see her patients thrive. Her happiness in life comes from her success, no matter how small the step.
Ethan ‘Hammer’ McCoy is known for having an iron fist and an iron heart.
When an injury confines him to a wheelchair, he meets the fierce physical therapist who makes it her personal mission to see him walk again.
As they both face the struggles of his rehabilitation, can he hammer his way into her heart?

Loosely attached to Chelsea Camaron’s Hellions Series and Jessie Lane’s Ex Ops Series



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Melinda's Review

This is the second book in the Regulators MC series. When the first book Ice ended Hammer was left in a wheelchair. He was in a dark place feeling sorry for himself not feeling like a full man not being able to walk. Des the physical therapist that whipped Tank back into shape and sent to help Hammer while laying low from the men who killed her sister.

I loved Des she was tough and never backed down no matter how much of an ass Hammer was being. She had a job to do and by god she was going to do it no matter how much grief Hammer gave her. Hammer never thought he could love and had a heart of ice but as days go by he realized Des may be the one to thaw it. Des is determined not to cross that line of therapist/ patient relationship. She is professional and hard core when it comes to her job. Can Hammer get her to bring down her walls as she thaws his heart?

These two had the best banter with Hammer the alpha male attitude and Des never back down attitude. They were perfect for each other. Although, I did want to smack Hammer at times for his attitude. I also enjoyed seeing Ice and Cole and the guys from Chelsea Camaron’s Hellions Series again. I do have to say there wasn’t enough closure for me and was not real happy with Lucas from Jessie Lanes Ex-Ops series.  I am so curious to have Cole’s story he is so mysterious plus I want to see him find his match like Ice and Hammer have.

about the author

USA Today Bestselling Author Chelsea Camaron was born and raised in Coastal North Carolina. She currently resides in Southern Louisiana with her husband and two children but her heart is always Carolina day dreaming.

Chelsea always wanted to be a writer, but like most of us, let fear of the unknown grab a hold of her dream; she realized that if she was going to tell her daughter to go for her dreams, that it was time to follow her own advice.

Chelsea grew up turning wrenches alongside her father, and from that grew her love for old muscle cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles, which just so happened to inspired her ‘Daddy’s Girls’ series. Her love for reading has sparked a new love for writing and she currently has a few more projects in the works.

When she is not spending her days writing you can find her playing with her kids, attending car shows, going on motorcycle rides on the back of her husband’s Harley, snuggling down with her new favorite book or watching any movie that Vin Diesel might happen to be in.

She hates being serious and is still a big kid at heart. She is a small town country girl enjoying life and, Chelsea hopes that her readers remember not to take life too seriously and to embrace your inner five year old, because five year olds know how to enjoy the simple things in life and how to always have fun.


Jessie Lane is a best-selling author of Paranormal and Contemporary Romance, as well as, Upper YA Paranormal Romance/Fantasy.

She lives in Kentucky with her two little Rock Chicks in-the-making and her over protective alpha husband that she’s pretty sure is a latent grizzly bear shifter. She has a passionate love for reading and writing naughty romance, cliff hanging suspense, and out-of-this-world characters that demand your attention, or threaten to slap you around until you do pay attention to them.

#NewRelease – Save Your Soul (Body & Soul Series #2) by Rochelle Paige

Save Your Soul
Body & Soul Series #2
Rochelle Paige
Genre: Contemporary
Erotic Romance
Available on Kindle

Brecken Kane had been damn good at his job in the military. The
experience served him well when he moved into the private sector. Brecken’s new
security business is booming, and he’s settling into civilian life. Little does
he know his newest client’s request to save his daughter will change
Hadley Gresham knows she isn’t likely to make it out of the jungle
alive. She’d distanced herself from her parents after she learned her dad made
his money selling illegal arms. Kidnapped by his competitors, she knows there’s
little chance he’ll be able to save her.
Luckily for Hadley, her father hires Brecken. He’d never leave an
innocent woman behind, let alone the one he quickly comes to consider his.
Brecken might be Hadley’s rescuer, but she’s the one who saves his soul.
Warning: This book has an alpha hero who races to the rescue of
the virgin heroine. If you like insta-love and hot sex in the steamy jungle,
then this story is for you!
Please note: This is the second novella in the Body & Soul series,
but it can be read as a standalone. Each book in the series features a
different couple.



When I’d glanced at the
photo my client had shown me of his daughter, my hesitation ceased to exist.
Only one thing mattered—saving Hadley from the men who’d taken her. The sight
of her broad smile and bright green eyes staring up at me from her picture
froze me in my tracks. Brown hair so dark it almost appeared black, flowed over
her shoulders, stopping just above her tits. Her perky, luscious tits which
looked huge on her tiny frame. I got a hard-on from seeing her picture while
sitting across from her father and discussing her kidnapping. It was insane.
I’d never had a reaction like this to a woman, let alone from a damn picture at
a time like this.
It was almost as insane as
the feeling of possessiveness which swamped me when Whit whistled softly under
his breath while glancing at her picture. We’d been together since boot camp,
and I’d been lucky when he decided not to re-up at the same time as me. It
meant I was able to open my security firm with Whit at my side, just like I’d
started my military career. At his sign of male appreciation, I wanted nothing
more than to demonstrate exactly what I’d do if he ever laid a hand on her.
“Back the fuck off,” I
hissed at him, sending his eyebrows into his hairline before he moved to the
wall and leaned against it. I was sure to hear about this later, but I didn’t
give a fuck. She was mine, but first I needed to get her out of this mess.


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Paige is an Amazon bestselling author. She absolutely adores reading. Her
friends growing up used to tease her when she trailed after them, trying to
read and walk at the same time. She loves stories with alpha males, sassy
heroines, hot sex and happily ever afters. She is a bit of a genre hopper in
both her reading and her writing. So far she’s written books in several romance
sub-genres including new adult, contemporary, paranormal and romantic suspense.

#Review – Drifter by Bella Jewel



Title: Drifter

Series: MC Sinners Next Generation #2

Author: Bella Jewel

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

 Release Date: March 21, 2016



They say opposites attract.

In my world that isn’t a good thing.

I did everything I could to escape the motorcycle club I grew up in when I turned twenty-one.

It wasn’t about fear, or betrayal, or even lack of love.

I just needed my own life.

I had to know how it felt to stand on my own two feet without their protection.

Then I met Diesel.

Mysterious, dark, with eyes that screamed to be understood.

From the second I met him, I knew I needed to be in his life.

There’s just one problem – he’s a member of a different motorcycle club.

Two things that should never be combined.

Yet I can’t stay away. No matter how hard he pushes. I can see beyond his mask.

I need to know who he is and I’ll overcome any obstacle to be in his life.

A friendship is born, followed by an epic love.

Our relationship is forbidden.

But I’ll do anything to be in his life.


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 Melinda's Review

 I received a copy of the book from the author for an honest review.I am falling in love with this series just like I did with Joker’s Wrath and MC Sinners. The kids are growing up and trying to find themselves all while driving their MC Dads crazy. This is the second book in the series but can be read as a standalone and you don’t have to have read any of the MC Sinners or Joker’s Wrath series to know what is going on. If you have read them your just a little more invested in these kids cause you know the parents story and what their personalities are.

Ok some back ground this is about Diesel and Mercedes. Diesel is the son of Mack and Jaylah of Jokers Wrath MC and Mercedes is the daughter of Spike and Ciara of the Sinners MC. What two different MC Clubs no way this has disaster written all over it no way it can work between them. OK but let us go the beginning and I’ll tell you all about it. Well maybe not ALL of it.

Mercedes is headed to college away from the biker life she wants to know what life away from the club and her over protective father is. She is introduced to Diecel at a concert that she wins VIP tickets to with her friend Pru. Diesel is 100% a DB when she does meet him. She later finds out he goes to the same college and gasp is even in her class. Mercedes is a new favorite of mine her spunk, attitude and stubbornness are great traits for her but she has a sweet and kind side too.

Diesel is brooding, cocky and the silent type the total opposite of Mercedes. He watches everything takes it in never smiles or laughs and doesn’t say much but when he does everyone notices. He is also the next in line to take over Jokers Wrath. Mercedes intrigues him her spunk and her pain in the ass attitude but she gets to him even if he has a witch of a girlfriend. I have a few choice words for her conniving evil ways.

Mercedes doesn’t give in and is bound and determined to get Diesel to be her friend she realized there is one thing wrong with them being friends he is from another MC club and that she knows will be a definite no go with her father and Diesel’s Dad. Will she be able to keep this a secret and keep Diesel as a friend or will she have to tell them and risk losing Diesel forever? Will she be able to handle that? Will Diesel and Mercedes survive the wrath if or when it comes out?

Diesel and Mercedes make the perfect couple they are opposites and that’s what makes it work. Diesel is the quiet brooding cocky guy where Mercedes is the outgoing tough girl that says whatever pops in her head no matter what it is. It doesn’t take long for Mercedes long to figure out that the clubs have similarities and she realizes she really likes the Jokers Wrath kids as much as her Sinner friends.

I absolutely loved her roommate and wished evil things to happen to Diesels girlfriend. The subtle things that Diesel did for Mercedes were so awesome and I loved his poems. I so enjoyed seeing everyone from Jokers Wrath and Sinners. I enjoyed Pandemonium and this was just as good. I cannot wait for the next one. These kids are growing up and figuring out their own lives weather it is staying in the MC life or not.

A few of my favorites:

“You called him Prez.” I blink, look back to Maddox who is watching me curiously, and then back to the man who asked the question. “It says it right there on his jacket and … I’m a Sons of Anarchy fan,” I blurt our quickly, clearly a lie. Maddox laughs, so do heaps of the bikers.

“I could have been your friend, and buddy, I would have been the best fucking friend you ever had, but you’re a dick. I don’t befriend dicks.” “What makes you think I would have wanted to be your friend?” I scoff. “Everybody wants to be my friend. I’m a very good friend. But you missed that train; it’s gone, passed, whistle blown…” He shakes his head. “You’re nuts.”

“You called me beautiful. I think we’re best friends now.”


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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.

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#ReleaseDayBlitz – Wicked Dix by Monica James



WICKED DIX by Monica James



Genre: Erotica

Publisher: Bookouture

Release date: March 24th 2016

Links: US:

I’ve always been a bad boy, with a very wicked reputation.

But then I met Madison – sweet, vulnerable, innocent Madison. She makes me feel as if there is hope for me. As if I could be a good man. I need her more than I need air to breathe.

There’s just one problem: Juliet. She’s a temptress who won’t take no for an answer. If I resist her, she’ll use our dirty secret to ruin everything with Madison.

I don’t want to lose Madison, but can I really change?

This is my chance to prove that I can.  But it’s going to be one hell of a ride.

Are you ready?


Seriously sexy and totally addictive, Wicked Dix is the second in the Hard Love Romance series. Find out how it all began…Dirty Dix OUT NOW.





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‘This book. This book knocked me on my butt, it twisted me up in knots and consumed me until the end. Just be warned, it is not your typical romance. It’s a wild ride with a naughty, naughty man.’ Kendall Ryan

THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD! I fell hard for Dixon…I would give it more than 5 stars if I had them.’ Wicked Good Reads

Wickedly sexy, provocative and daring with the right dose of the quintessential bad boy…’ Heidi McLaughlin

‘Monica James is a master of story telling that holds you captive with memorable story lines, intriguing characters, steamy scenes and unexpected twists and turns. You will devour every word she offers. I am officially addicted to Dixon Mathews.‘ Rachel Brookes

‘A captivating, witty, and sexy read. Monica James has written an intoxicating novel that will leave you on the edge of your seat and thirsting for more when it’s all over.‘ Justine Elvira

‘Monica James has created another character that I couldn’t get enough of. Dr Dixon Mathews’ kept me addicted until the very last page.’ Lisa Edward

‘I am addicted to three things: carbs, books, and Monica James. I devoured this!‘ CJ Roberts