Known as DJ among his pride, Diego Cordova moved to South America to escape his life as an assassin and torture expert for a cartel. His ability to turn off his humanity is what kept him alive through all the ugliness thrust upon him. Yet his soul is scarred from each life he took… making him feel unworthy of a mate.
How could anyone love him when they learn of all he’s done?
Kymber Prescott knows her boss, Ricardo, is a horrible person, but she’s powerless to escape him. Even so, she‘s irresistibly drawn to DJ and refuses to let Ricardo hurt him, or his loving pride. To protect them all, she’s willing to gamble with the one thing Ricardo has yet to rip away… her life.
Tapping into the side of himself he thought he put behind him, DJ fights to free Kymber from Ricardo’s clutches. Will he get to her in time? Or will her freedom be auctioned off to the highest bidder?
Mother to two teenage boys, 2 four legged babies, and wife to a loving army veteran who doesn’t mind the extra voices in her head. Miranda grew up on a dairy farm in Illinois, but calls Portland, TN home now. She is an avid reader, coffee addict, wine lover, crafter, and beginning quilter. Though her true passion is in creating her own worlds, characters, and stories for her readers.
Our life is marked by them. Significant milestones to the seemingly mundane. All of them have a place. A purpose. Moments and chapters stacking on each other, building scars and memories. Creating stories that are only ours to tell.
But those stamps are finite, pre-determined. And eventually our allotment runs out.
This is our story. Our collection of time stamps. The culmination of our love, our struggles, our redemption and our heartbreak. This story isn’t always easy, but it is real. A genuine account of utter devotion, where every page is crammed with pure emotion and truth and the gift of loving another person more than yourself. Share with us in our dreams, our laughter. Cry with us in our sorrows, our pain.
Take this journey through our time stamps with Laurel and I, and I will meet you at the end.
I’m just a regular ol’ Midwest girl who likes Game of Thrones and am obsessed with Modern Family and The Goldbergs. I run, I eat, I run, I eat. It’s a viscous cycle. I love carbs, but there’s love-hate relationship with my ass and thighs. Mostly hate. I like a good cocktail (oh hell…who am I kidding? I love any cocktail). I’m a huge creature of habit, but I’ll tell you I’m flexible. I read every single day and if I don’t get a chance…watch the hell out, I’m a raving bitch. My iPad and me: BFFs. I’m direct and I make no apologies for it. I swear too much. I love alternative music and in my next life I want to be a bad-ass female rocker. I hate, hate, hate spiders, telemarketers, liver, acne, winter and loose hairs that fall down my shirt (don’t ask, it’s a thing).
I’ve spent my entire life living in his shadow, and it’s slowly killing me.
I need to escape. To live in the light that I so rightly deserve. To show the world that I’m the best in my own right, a champion, and not just my father’s shadow.
Sometimes finding your own way and being the best comes at a cost. I wasn’t prepared to pay the price to live in the light, to be the best. Now I’m learning that being the best doesn’t always mean being the champ. Sometimes it means simply becoming a better man.
Heather D’Agostino is an avid reader turned Bestselling Author of the Contemporary Romance Series The Broken Series, The Shattered Series, The Second Chances Series, The Cook Brothers Series, and Romantic Suspense series The Witness Series.
She attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics.
She currently lives in Central New York with her husband, two children, her dog, Luna, and two cats. When she’s not writing she can usually be found at the soccer field, or one of the many other places that she plays ‘Supermom’.
Monica Corwin and JL Beck teamed up and wrote an epic dark mafia romance duet together!!! Vow to Protect, book 1 in the Doubeck Crime Family Duet, a Dark Mafia Forced Marriage Romance releases on August 13th!!!You can download your FREE PREQUEL copy here:https://dl.bookfunnel.com/lwgu2hguln
Nothing can calm the ever-raging storm inside of me. As the ruthless leader of my family there is a certain standard of brutality I have to uphold.
To be gentle or kind is a weakness I cannot afford.
That is until the day I meet her.
Beautiful, innocent, and so very afraid.
Valentina is a rival family’s daughter, and the little temptress has purposely tangled herself in my dark web.
She seeks me out, needing my help, but the price for what she wants will be steep.
Since my father’s death I’ve needed a wife to solidify my family name and this woman has piqued my interest.
We strike a deal intertwining our futures.
I’ll put a ring on her finger, own her body, keep her safe, and kill them all.
I make a vow to protect her at all costs.
That is until her secrets come to light, and I’m left with the choice of becoming the monster she’s only ever heard rumors about.
*This is a dark forced marriage mafia romance, that ends on a cliffhanger. It contains dub-con/non-con as well as other scenes that may be triggering to some readers.*
PROMISE TO KEEP #2Release Date: September 2021
I made a promise, a vow, and while Valentine might be able to run, she can never hide from the monster she married. Till death do us part…and I intend to keep that promise.
About JL Beck:J.L. Beck loves good books, wine, and coffee. She’s a lover of words and when she isn’t writing you can find her working on her newest book baby. She started her publishing journey back in 2014 and hasn’t stopped writing since. Living in Wisconsin with her husband, two kiddos, and dogs she wouldn’t trade them for anything. Well, maybe… Connect with JL Beck:
About the Monica Corwin:Monica Corwin is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. She is an outspoken writer attempting to make romance accessible to everyone, no matter their preferences. As a Northern Ohioian, Monica enjoys snow drifts, three seasons of weather, and a dislike of Michigan football. Monica owns more books about King Arthur than should be strictly necessary. Also typewriters…lots and lots of typewriters.You can reach Monica by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Addian Hevir doesn’t want a mate, he needs one…to save his clan, and himself before the beast within consumes what’s left of his humanity. As a berserker, it’s only a matter of time before one, or both happen. Time is perilously short.
Fynn Barrow has had more than her share of Mr. Wrongs. A strong, independent Mer-woman, she’s not going to be content with just any man. She needs to be wanted by one who can meet her challenges in return. She’s not interested in playing the damsel in distress, or the dutiful housewife, to anyone.
Gerri confidently pairs them, but it only takes one meeting for them both to have doubts. Can two dominant personalities find the balance to come together before others interfere and send one to their death, and the other back to square one? Or, will it take the imminent threat to drive them where they need to be?
I have had the pleasure of knowing this author for a few years and was like I NEED TO READ HER…so I scrolled through her Goodreads list of books and this book just jumped out at me. I love Paranormal and I Love Shifters sooooo yup I one clicked it and jumped in. I sat on my butt and devoured the book in one sitting.
I have not read a mermaid book, so I was excited to read about Flynn and the Lore in regard to mermaids. I have read about a Berserker or two in paranormal books previously but something about Addain I liked. I think the initial dinner failure was so awkward that I loved it…weird right??? Who loves to read that? Oh, just me!! LOL
Like Addain I think Mermaids are cute little sea creatures but hearing all about Mermaids and then seeing them in action…YIKES New found respect. Flynn is a bad a$$ Lady who will protect what is hers and Addain is ALL Hers!!
Berserkers are pretty intense people. Addain is not initially attracted to Flynn until he sees Her strength and command in situations. Then he realized that maybe, just maybe, this mermaid can handle him and his clan. Ya see, Addian needs to find a mate and find one soon or he will lose his clan to people trying to overthrow him. The couple meet through a specialized dating match maker for paranormal beings.
The reading of their journey to them meeting, getting to know one another, mating and then protecting Addains station in the clan is a quick read but I really did enjoy it. I would love to see Fil get a book because I feel as though she will be a riot!!
A lifelong lover of words and reading, Savannah Verte hasn’t quite figured out what she wants to write when she grows up. Born and raised in the upper Midwest, Savannah’s gypsy spirit and never quit attitude keep her busy and seldom idle. For so many reasons, Savannah considers herself a ‘Contemporary Vagabond’ when it comes to writing and hopes that others find her diverse offerings as enjoyable to read as they are to write.
As the primary owner and driving force behind Eclectic Bard Books she considers herself immensely fortunate to see writing from varied perspectives as she endeavors to publish the authors rostered there. Working with other writers, Savannah gets to expand her horizons every day as someone brings a new idea to the table and the brainstorming begins. There is something addictive about the creative process for her and helping other authors embrace their dreams make hers a reality daily.
That’s the official Savannah, the unofficial version is just this: a girl who loves experiencing life with every twist and turn it takes. When she was born, she had such fine, light hair that her mother used to tape bows to her head so people would know she was a girl. She’s had a host of crazy unrelated jobs- everything from cake decorator, dry cleaner, and insurance agent to Emergency Room assistant, bartender, crime lab tech and bouncer. Savannah loves air hockey but completely sucks at it. She loves good jazz, good scotch, and antiques but also old rock, a quiet tea, and a tidy home. She’s completely technology impaired and can get it after she’s broken the computer or done it ass-backwards a few times… Thank Gods that there are some amazing meme creators that let her pilfer images or she’d be lost. Lime green is her color, the rhinoceros is her logo & philosophy, and she’s completely mad about seeing new authors try.
This is a quick read that is twisted in all the right places. The first thing that caught my eye with this is the book cover. Immediately I needed to see what this was about. On a whim I picked up Professional Liar. The characters are in the mafia and Kat is known as ‘The Shrew’. Her father was head of the five families and has passed away leaving this title to Kat. Her father has weaved an intricate web for Kat and her sister, Bianca, to receive their inheritance. Kat does what she knows best and goes about trying to manipulate Pierce into marrying her. The only thing is, they have several problems to overcome. Pierce truly loves Kat and doesn’t want his heart broken again. They also have quite the group of haters as Kat is Italian and Pierce is Irish which makes many people kill happy. While there is a web of lies and deceit ,there is also quite a bit of sassy snark with some very hawt scenes. These two truly are meant to be but both have experienced so much craziness and heartbreak because of their families and past that it is very hard to overcome. Watching the craziness unfold and the insanity that ensues made this an absolute page turner. I am looking forward to reading more by this author.
Monica Corwin is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. She is an outspoken writer attempting to make romance accessible to everyone, no matter their preferences. As a Northern Ohioian, Monica enjoys snow drifts, three seasons of weather, and a dislike of Michigan football. Monica owns more books about King Arthur than should be strictly necessary. Also typewriters…lots and lots of typewriters.
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?
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.
I was given this book by the author for an honest review.
So I have fallen in love with Samantha’s audio series for the hockey series she has out. When I saw she was starting a new series and caught the name…sold!! I mean it sounded adorable and fat girl loves cake!! LOL
One thing I do love about Samantha’s characters are how true to life they seem. They have the flaws you and I have so I feel they are relatable. Which makes it easier for me to be THAT girl in the story…and who didn’t wanna be THAT girl in this story because Nathan…HEEEY!!!!
Nathan is coming home to visit his grandma after being gone a substantial amount of time creating a business that is thriving. When he comes home he sees HER…ya know the one girl….ya know….Harper. He totally crushed on her and her him but nothing ever came of it.
Now that Nathan is back he is totally going after Harper. The two need to talk and slowly trust but with all Samantha’s books she gets the characters where they need to be to move everything forward.
Samantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home where she lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching hockey (Go Knights Go!), and listening to country music. You can connect with Samantha on her website, www.samanthalind.com.
It was supposed to be a harmless blind date-but it ended in a one night stand when Shayla up and left in the middle of the night without a wink or a wave.
I didn’t think I’d see her again…until I walked into my office and met our new employee—none other than the curvy brunette who had rocked my world.
The more she fights the attraction between us, the more determined I am to make her mine. Not even the ghosts from her past have the power to stop me from wanting her.
There’s a threat hiding in the shadows, a danger whose only goal is to ruin Shayla. But I’ll go through hell and back to keep her safe from harm, to protect her.
She’s mine…and not even the devil himself will take her from me.
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
Shyla, Eric and Grant….This book was just what a girl needs when she is feeling not so great.
Eric is total player…like with a capital P and you might wanna even pop the P when you pronounce it. Dog is another wording you might like to use for him…because friends he is.
Shyla is a single mom raising her son Grant. She is divorced from her abusive ex and looking to start over. Her world revolves around Grant and his revolves around his mom. However, mommas got some itches that need to be scratched so when her friends hooks her up on a blind date, she totally hits it and leaves. This totally floors Eric because he was actually interested in this woman who left.
Eric cannot stop thinking about this woman when he walks into work to see her sitting there as the new employee!! Uhm yeah do ya see where this is going? LOL They are both freaked out over the connection they have but when something from the past comes into play, they have to make some decisions to do this together or be done!!
I loved the story and cant wait for more from this series.
A Midwesterner and self-proclaimed nerd, Evan has been an avid reader most of her life, but five years ago got bit by the writing bug, and it quickly became her addiction, passion and therapy. When the voices in her head give it a rest, she can always be found with her e-reader in her hand. Some of her favorites include, Shayla Black, Jaci Burton, Madeline Sheehan and Jamie Mcguire. Evan finds a lot of her inspiration in music, so if you see her wearing her headphones you know she means business and is in the zone.
During the day Evan works for a large homecare agency and at night she’s superwoman. She’s a wife to Jim and a mom to Ethan and Evan, a cook, a tutor, a friend and a writer. How does she do it? She’ll never tell.
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
Oh man, this series is just what my heart needs. It is always the perfect blend of all love, hearts and happiness mixed with sexy times, twists and villains!!
This book picks up with the loss from the last book. GAH, I’m still just as broken up now as I was then. But we are moving forward with protecting everyone from Lilly, destroying Greg, saving Mary, plus the birth of the newest Davis member.
So much happens in the story. I loved seeing Tono and Autumn. I want to know what’s up with Lea and Hunter? Will Todd ever be ok again? Is our favorite Russian going to be back soon? But mainly what is going on with the movie!!! The storyline of Brie’s movie was the biggest storyline, and I was so excited about it. I mean what are they going to do about Greg and his control over Hollywood. Plus, what can Brie do to move her documentary forward without Hollywood support since she had been blacklisted.
But of course, the story of the love between Brie and Sir is always showcased. I loved their trip back to the training center to help submissives understand a healthy D/s relationship. It’s like coming full circle for them and where they started.
The birth of the newest member was beautiful. I loved everything about it. I will not even begin to think about spoilering anything but the name made my heart melt right along with the everyone else’s reaction to it.
I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.
Red has such an amazing way of telling Bri’s story. The love that all these friends have for one another is incredible. If someone needs help, they are all there ready to pitch in no matter what.
Bri has so many things going on and with her big heart she wants to help everyone. There is so much going on in this book. We are picking up where the last book left off. Man, there are so many pieces to pick up right now after the loss they all endured. Poor Todd he deserves so much more right now.
Bri is dealing with her new movie and wondering if it will get a chance to be on the big screen. Also, she has her unborn baby to think about. Bri still has Lilly on her mind and what will happen there.
Rystar maybe a sadist but he has a heart of gold and will do anything for any of them. There are so many amazing scenes in this book not just between Bri and Sir but more so everyday interactions between all of them. It was so good to see Tono & Autumn. I am intrigued with Lea and Hunter too.
This group of friends show us that family is not always blood but how you let into your circle of the best most supportive family anyone can ask for. I always feel home with this family and I’m so ready for more. I need to know how things will go for Failen, how will the Lilly thing work out and will Gregg try to sabotage Bri more and wonder if Sir and Bri will do more demonstrations to help subs understand the true D/s dynamic.
USA Today Bestselling Author
Red Phoenix is an award-winning romance author who gained popularity with her BDSM series, Brie’s Submission.
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