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#ReleaseBlitz #BookBlitz – Scouts Anthology (A Dark Romance Anthology)

💚 SCOUTS IS LIVE! 💚

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💚 BUY LINK: https://geni.us/Scouts
Available in Kindle Unlimited

💚 BLURB
The troop is all grown up, but that doesn’t mean they’ve stopped using the badges they earned.

Follow the irresistible men of the River Scouts as they journey through the twisted path that fate has set them on.

Each River Scout has a story to tell.
A truth they can’t hide.
But will they come out unscathed?

There’s only one way to find out…

SCOUTS is a limited time forbidden romance anthology containing new stories from a collection of your favorite authors.

💚 PARTICIPATING AUTHORS
Yolanda Olson
Abigail Davies
Penelope Douglas
Natasha Preston
Jennifer Bene
Vicki James
Samantha Towle
Cole Denton – Author
Ally Vance Author
JM Walker
Measha Stone Author
Kamisa Cole
Claire C Riley
Ellie Meadows
Shane Starrett
Andi Jaxon

#WOTR21 #Prequal #DarkRomance #free #antihero- At First Sight by Monica Corwin and JL Beck

Monica Corwin is an attending author

At First Sight

It was obsession at first sight.
The moment I saw her I knew I had to make her mine.
Turns out she needed me more than I needed her.

**This is a short prequel to the book Vow To Protect and is not a standalone.**

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Review by Twinsie Angie

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

After reading this short story, I am ready to dive right into this novel.  Valentina is engaged to her awful dad’s douchey business partner who believe hands are for hitting.  While she is scared of him and her dad, she leans on her bestie/cousin Rose for help.  While at a business dealing, she sees Aiden.  Both seem to be transfixed by the other when they learn who the other is.  She is told he is the monster to fear, and he drawn to her innocents.

The story flies and gives us a brief introduction to each character.  We soon see at the end how they come to be together.

Heyya! Author JL Beck! Do you love my books? Please check out the links below to keep up to date with all things J.L. Beck. If you have any questions please feel free to send an email.

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.

#WOTR21 #DualCoverReveal #Dark #Mafia #Duet #DarkDuet #ArrangedMarriage – A Vow to Protect by JL Beck & Monica Corwin

Monica Corwin is an attending author.

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

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VOW TO PROTECT #1 Release Date: August 13th

They call me a monster.

Murderous and hateful.

Beautiful but broken.

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 #2 Release 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:

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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 monica@monicacorwin.com or monicacorwin@outlook.com

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#Review – Stella (Extended Cut) by Emery LeeAnn & L.X. Deveraux

I’ve been planning my revenge for almost a year now.

I was thoroughly abused.
I was beaten and left for dead.
They made me their victim.


The culprits thought I was weak, but now they will meet their maker.

Not one of them will be left alive, even if I have to forfeit my own life in the process.

*Part 1 of Stella was released in Scream Queens Charity Anthology – it will be included in this extended cut*

If you like revenge movies, read this book. If you liked “I Spit On Your Grave”, read this book. While of course this book is quite different than that movie, it definitely had the same raw, brutal, disturbing feel. And it was just as detailed too! If not more so, since this involves reading and using your own imagination.

The first version of Stella was released in an anthology that I myself was in as well. It was horror themed and packed with quite the punch! Then Emery added more to Stella and included a co-author as well. I remember messaging her when I finished the first version, wanting more!

This book is a continuation of Stella and how she gets revenge on the four guys who wronged her. And holy moly, does she ever get revenge! I think I read the whole thing with my eyes wide open! I do think one of the guys got off too easy if you ask me but she still got her revenge like she wanted. Pick up the book today to find out how!

#REVIEW – Scream Queens Anthology

In our world, there’s No Escape from the Silence. You can try Breaking Glass, but once you are Suspended in Blood there’s no way out. Hopefully you have an Alibi when you run away from the Silent Screams that fill the night.

Scream Queens is a horror anthology raising money for #PutTheNailInIt, a charity focused on helping domestic violence victims. Now get ready to dive in, and Hush Little Baby, don’t say a word. Stella will read you a horror tale.

**This anthology’s proceeds will benefit #PutTheNailInIt Charity which aids in the awareness of domestic violence.***

Twinsie Jo’s Review:

Well this anthology is definitely not for the faint of heart. While I was one of the contributing authors, I decided to read the rest of the stories and wow. Just wow. I gasped so many times, I lost count. I’m a huge fan of horror movies and I love horror stories just as much but these stories blew me away.

If you love horror stories, this is definitely the anthology for you! I even messaged Emery LeeAnn after finishing her story, Stella, and asked her for more. If you loved the movie, “I Spit On Your Grave”, you’ll like this little book.

These stories are gruesome and have people getting revenge in the most depraved way possible.

Enjoy and happy reading! Oh and don’t forget to turn on the lights.

#WOTR20 #CoverReveal #Dark #BDSM #Master #Slave – Masquerade by Derek Masters

 

I’m dead to the world, except for HIM.

Looking for a big break in my journalism career, I thought I found it when I met Brandon Thomas, a seedy accountant who works for every crooked politician, plus the cartel.

The minute he caught me stealing computer files with the cartel by his side, the jig was up. The cartel wanted me dead.

Brandon wanted me dead, but then he had a better idea – one that wouldn’t end my life but change it forever. I would be granted the opportunity to live – but only as his slave.

Now I’m only his toy. An inanimate object to torture and play with when he feels like doing so. But what’s worst than being his toy? His plaything? Liking it.

And just as things between us begins to progress, the game changes and we learn that the cartel is coming to kill both of us.

Read this dark billionaire romantic suspense to find out who makes it out alive.




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Derek Masters grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and now lives in the immediate Kansas City, Missouri area.

When he’s not writing, you can typically find him working out in the gym, watching the game at one of his favorite sports bars, or hanging out at the park with his dog, Bully.

 

 

#NewRelease #Dark #SinisterFairyTales – Abducted by K.I. Lynn

Abducted

Releasing as part of the 2019 Sinister Fairy Tales Collection!

The mafia never lets you go.
I thought I was safe, free, but I never expected to find myself locked in a cage.
I’m in his territory. His prison.
The beast.
A fate worse than death awaits me if I can’t get away, so when the opportunity of salvation presents itself I grab it, even if I’m unsure if I can trust the hand I’m holding.
The only way out is through, exposing secrets and spilling blood.
Things aren’t how they appear. Nobody is what they seem.
Not even me.

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The chains chafed my wrists, making me wish I was still in my cage. Though it lacked privacy at least I had a bed and wasn’t restrained with my arms above my head. But I was in Domenico’s domain. The small bedroom like area created from a previous office. There was a mattress with a blanket and a lamp, but those were the only creature comforts. The rest of the room retained both the look and smell of the rest of the decaying structure.
With no way to tell time, I wasn’t sure how long I’d been there. All I knew was that I was tired. Being held against my will caused spikes in my adrenaline, and the crash left me drained. They had lessened over the weeks, but there was an undercurrent of strife going on, and I feared what would happen if things got out of control.
I stared at the bed, wishing I was on it. All that did was cause the memories of him inside me to come crashing down. The absolute owning of my body for him and him alone. The way he made me come undone.
Feelings that I shouldn’t have with his touch, but I did.
Feelings I drowned in as he consumed me.
I am Domenico’s…for now.
And that was the thought that always sent questions spiraling out of control and a spike of fear to run through me.
I was just a caged bird. A pet awaiting a sentence bound to be more grim than any fairy tale horror.

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

WHAT!!!  YES!!  This book is hawt and sexy and hella good reads.

This book is what I love best about KI….sexy chemistry and amazing twists.

The fair tale for this book is Beauty and the Beast and it is a perfect reincarnation of the story.  Ari and Dom are so yummy to read.

Essentially your girl Ella/Ari is kidnapped by the cappo names Domenico.  His scarred face is what gives him the nickname the Beast or La Biesta. He is a take now, ask questions later kinda guy.  They two fight this crazy attraction all the while they are dealing with everything around them making them stop to figure things out.

I love this story.  I find I am really enjoying mafia stories more and more.  This story has soooo much happening but the manipulation and betrayals are the best part of the story because we really can feel what the characters are feeling as the story happening.

K.I. Lynn is the USA Today Bestselling Author from The Bend Anthology, Amazon Bestseller Becoming Mrs. Lockwood, and the Amazon Bestselling Series, Breach. She spent her life in the arts, everything from music to painting and ceramics, then to writing. Characters have always run around in her head, acting out their stories, but it wasn’t until later in life she would put them to pen. It would turn out to be the one thing she was really passionate about.

Since she began posting stories online, she’s garnered acclaim for her diverse stories and hard hitting writing style. Two stories and characters are never the same, her brain moving through different ideas faster than she can write them down as it also plots its quest for world domination…or cheese. Whichever is easier to obtain… Usually it’s cheese.

#WOTR20 Attending Author @JMWalker #Horror – Scream Queens: A Horror Anthology for Put The Nail In It

💀 Scream Queens: A Horror Anthology for Put The Nail In It💀
#PutTheNailInIthttps://putthenailinit.com/

About: Safe Horizon’s mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.

Scream Queens: A Horror Anthology for Put The Nail In It

In our world, there’s No Escape from the Silence. You can try Breaking Glass, but once you are Suspended in Blood there’s no way out. Hopefully, you have an Alibi when you run away from the Silent Screams that fill the night.

Scream Queens is a horror anthology raising money for #PutTheNailInIt, a charity focused on helping domestic violence victims. Now get ready to dive in, and Hush Little Baby, don’t say a word. Stella will read you a horror tale.


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

Holy Mother….I cant even begin to discuss this story with you until I say BE READY!!

This story is about 2 girls who find themselves in a bad situation.  They are kidnapped and will be sold over and over and over.  Seems like bad luck until their circumstance change.  Yo.  It’s a crazy game changer that happens!!

Seriously, I don’t even know what to say in this review because I don’t want to give any of the twists away but DAYUM I was kicked off my arse.  I knew JM WAS twisted and yet I had no clue she was THIS twisted!!

J.M. Walker is an Amazon bestselling author who hit USA Today with Wanted: An Outlaw Anthology. She loves all things books, pigs and lip gloss. She is happily married to the man who inspires all of her Heroes and continues to make her weak in the knees every single day.

“Above all, be the HEROINE of your own life…” ~ Nora Ephron

#NewRelease #Dark #FairyTales #TriggerWarnings – Alice in Chains: A Twisted Fairy Tale by Nikki Landis and Crimson Syn

Alice In Chains: A Twisted Wonderland

It’s time to go now, Alice.
Time to dive back into that rabbit hole.
Hurry and finish your tea, Alice.
Then return to where dark things go.

The good doctor thinks he knows it all,
He listens with bated breath.
Pretending his questions are innocent,
Hoping he’s getting you wet.

Don’t cry, Alice.
You chained and broken girl.
You’re not as pure as you were before.
You belong in a twisted world.

You belong in a mad, mad world.
With queens, beasts, and Doms.
In a place where submission is sacred.
Close your eyes, think of the calm.

Remember the blood and pain.
So sweet are the torturous wails.
Succumb to symphonic sighs.
Make him believe your tales.

It’s time to go now, Alice.
You’ve already waited too long.
The ethereal realm you miss so much
Calls you back with its sensual song.

Take the good doctor with you, dear.
Show him where shattered things go.
He’s mad as a loon, but he’ll see soon.
Show him Wonderland. Show him home.

– Chris Genovese, Romance Author


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

First up…WHAT THE EFFFFF!!!!  Ya’ll heed the trigger warning Imma lay at your feet…its crazy and takes you on a dark ride.  Its emotional as EFF so be ready and don’t even tell me you weren’t warned.

I liked the twist of the doctor and Alice.  I liked how messed up it was and how I was like DUDE I am messed up for liking this!! BUT YET I did!!  LOL

It was a little bit slow but I think it needs to be slow so when you are in the thick of it you are like HOW DID I GET HERE!!! Plus HOW CAN WE GET OUT!!!!  Ya know.  It needs to set up slow and make you edgy.  You need the slow burn for the whole cat and mouse of it to start.  Lord when it starts you will a mess of anxiety!!!  I know I was!!

Again, I am going to stress this book is not for everyone!!  We see Alice being physically abuse and drugged plus the emotional abuse is just intense.  So please don’t go into this book unless you are ok with it.  I like some dark books but this was a bit darker then I like to go.  However, I did enjoy it and am kinda worried about my mental status at this time!! LOL

Crimson Syn is a new erotica author. She delves into those hot and heavy stories where her characters are pushed to their sexual limits. Her wicked pen dips into every little niche, even if it’s wrong and kinky. Vanilla, BDSM, BBW and that twisted taboo is what she wants to make you crave.
Her Hellbound Lovers MC series is her first attempt at a bad boy biker series. If you’re looking for sweet and innocent, you’ll find it, but not in that wholesome way you’re used to. No. Miss Syn delivers sex at its best, and the more innocent you are the more her alpha males will attempt to defile you.
Miss Syn is passionate about her family, her friends and her writing. Where she travels is her next setting, and her fantasies and dreams are her inspiration. She writes her alpha males tough and rough, and she expects for her female leads to be independent, bright women with lots of sexy curves.

Nikki Landis is the International Bestselling & Award-Winning Author of over 40 paranormal, reverse harem, MC, & sci-fi romance novels. She’s been addicted to romance and alpha heroes since she used to sneak her mother’s ‘bodice rippers’ as a teen and now writes her own. She’s the finalist in both the 2018 & 2019 Kindle Book Awards for Romance. Nikki’s recent novel Refugee Road won the IPPY Gold Medal for 2017 BEST ROMANCE/EROTICA. You can follow her at the sites below. She loves to hear from readers.

#WOTR20 #BoxSet #FreeKU #AudioReview #Dark #BDSM #DarkBDSM – Risky Trilogy: The Complete Risky Series (Risky Series #1-3) by Vivian Ward

Risky Trilogy: The Complete Risky Series (Risky Series, #1-3)

Colton Kaswell will stop at nothing to get the woman he loves.
Ally is a young journalist who’s searching for the story that will blow her journalism career wide open and when a chance encounter lands her at the feet of a handsome billionaire, her life changes forever.

Before she knows it, she’s trapped in his dark underground world while Colton finds himself breaking every rule he’s ever made to protect his name and reputation. Just when the two are struggling to come to terms with what their relationship means and will do to both of them, someone new in the mix is lurking in the shadows, ready to destroy them both.

Neither of them can escape their past and now both of them must find a way to survive the present. Will they make it before their worlds are ripped apart again? Or will they conquer all and survive the odds?


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

Colton and Ally!!!  What a great series!  The emotional roller coaster we go on from book 1 to book 3’s ending was amazing!!

Colton, the sex club owner, meets Flower Shop girl, Ally, and wants to buy flowers for his clubs.  Little naïve Ally strolls in and things soon change for the couple.  The chemistry was amazing to read, and it really pops for you when you listen the audio.  Of course, Ally has a dark secret as does Colton.  The couple soon have some issues and book one ended on a cliffhanger…GASP!!  Good thing I just kept on listening to the book to see what the heck happened next!

Now Imma admit Colton kinnnnda went a bit over the top with this plan to get Ally back.  I mean flowers and dinners sure buuuut kidnapping…well I mean you do you Colton buuuut a girl might not be ok with it.  Lucky for Colton, Ally is all in for his alpha ways and dominance.  Now Ally’s secret is still not out yet but soon it explodes when and Colton and her are trying to keep it from being public.  Ally becomes a bit desperate to stop her secret from coming out because she loves Colton and all his crazy dominance.

This book was a great read full of dark and sexy times but all in all a crazy over the top alpha and his women who are trying to figure everything out to see if love will win out.

Vivian Ward is a romance author from St. Louis, Missouri. She pens dark and dirty stories about alpha heroes and strong heroines with emotional HEAs. Vivian is happily married to her real-life Prince Charming who is also her best friend. One of her guilty pleasures is reading and writing smut while indulging in chocolate caramel candies.