Cover Reveal – Twisted Desire by Jessi Elliot

Title: Twisted Desire (Twisted #2.5)
Series: Twisted #2.5
Author: Jessi Elliott
Genre: Urban Fantasy (New Adult)
Release: April 16, 2019
Cover Credits – Arijana Karčić, Cover It! Designs

Being left to lead the fae alongside an annoyingly charming partner really screws with your life.

Skylar Chen just received the promotion of an eternity. After Tristan and Aurora trade their esteemed status for mundane life, it’s now her responsibility to lead the fae.

The catch? She has to work with Nikolai Sterling. With his constant smirks and dangerous good looks, he has a way of getting under Skylar’s skin like no one else. Even still, she’d much rather be getting under him.

Sexual tension aside, they have a bigger issue to deal with. The Experiment, a human organization built on hatred toward the fae, threatens to wipe them from existence. It’s time for Skylar and Nikolai to recruit allies, bring the fae together, and prepare for battle.

Fighting to protect her people is something Skylar can manage. It’s the skeletons in her designer closet that make opening up to Nikolai where she’s suddenly out of her element.

In this finale novella, the beloved side characters from Twisted Fate and Twisted Gift take center stage to bring down the organization set on destroying them.

Jessi Elliott is a law clerk and author of both young adult and new adult romantic fiction. Her love of writing was born after many years of reading and reviewing books on her blog.

She lives in Southwestern Ontario with her adorable cat, Phoebe. Yes, named after the Friends character.

When she’s not plotting her next writing project, she likes to spend her time hanging with friends and family, getting lost in a steamy romance novel, watching Friends, and drinking coffee.
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#ReleaseBlitz – Worship by Trilina Pucci

Title: Worship
Series: Sinful #2
Author: Trilina Pucci
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: March 3, 2019

Blurb

Book Two, in A Sinful Series, brings you an intense, taboo love story, and an even hotter ALPHA. Meet Luca King— broody, powerful and a man who’s never refused.

There are only two reasons a man falls to his knees: prayer and pussy.

And I sure as hell don’t pray.

But for this woman, I’d fall on my knees to worship every single, gorgeous part of her body. And claim her as mine, knowing I shouldn’t want to keep her.

Because we’re all wrong, too complicated, too explosive… too sinful.

I want what I can’t have.

But I’ll take it anyway because Gretchen Andrews has done the one thing my wife never could… she’s made me love her.

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Excerpt

Luca’s hand pulls away from my chin, and he takes my glass, putting it on the table.
“How I see it is you need to stop assuming the worst and trust me to care for you, and the only way for us to do that is to make sure you get what you need, over and over, until you take it for granted.”
He’s talking about more than just sex, even though I love the “over and over” part. I didn’t trust him; I prolonged this moment as much as his stubbornness did. But I did it by way of mistrust, assuming he wouldn’t do what we both needed.
“So, you want to teach me a lesson in trust?”
The desire in my voice gives away my readiness.
He nods.
“I paid a helluva price almost losing you. What price should you pay for not trusting me? Huh?”
The tumbler he’s holding runs up my leg, and I can feel the coolness through my jeans. Luca leans close to my cheek and whispers, “Choose your fate. Do you want to be fucked or loved, Angel?”
I close my eyes, knowing they aren’t mutually exclusive, but for us, they have very specific meanings. He knows I need the connection between us, the aggression and anger we’ve both felt to play about in the sheets.
His breath is warm against my skin as he keeps whispering.
“Maybe we play your favorite game, Angel. I’ll hunt you…here.”
He brings the glass between my legs and runs it up, rolling it over where my clit is throbbing. My breath hitches.
“Do you trust me?” he asks seductively.
He sets his drink down and begins to gather my T-shirt, tugging it up.
I look around, worried about being caught.
“Luca, someone could catch us. The wall is all glass.”
The minute I say it, I know I failed my lesson. Luca doesn’t stop or change expression as he pulls my shirt up and over my head, leaving me exposed in just my bra.
“Take them off, or I will,” he directs in his deep gravel, indicating my jeans.
I’m not a submissive girl. But when he does this, gets sexually dominant, I feel understood. I’m a powerful woman, and I need a man who can handle me, break me, and make me feel devoured. Luca was made for me. He crosses his arms over his chest.
“The longer I wait, the longer you wait to come. Get ’em off,” he growls. Holy hell, I’m wet. Rough Luca is my favorite Luca.
I reach slowly for my button and pull it open, challenging his patience by lowering the zipper only a fraction.
“You know, I’m not wearing underwear,” I lie.
The thought of being fucked out here where someone could catch us makes me nervous, even if I’m supposed to trust him.
“When I pull off these jeans, everyone will see what’s yours…you sure you want to share?” My voice is a purr, and he bites his lip, gripping his bulge.
I know I’ve won. No fucking way is he willing to share me with prying eyes.
Right as I feel victorious, Luca shakes his head and says, “So fucking stubborn,” then grabs me by the waistband of my jeans and jerks me forward.
“Luca!” I yelp and laugh.
He pushes his hand down the front of my jeans, and I gasp, silenced. Grabbing my tiny lace G-string, along with the few hairs I have down below, he tugs me closer, and the sensation makes my pussy slick with need.
My back arches from being pulled forward.
“Little liar,” he whispers knowingly, and I whimper.
Pleasure grips my body as his hold tightens.
“You definitely need a lesson in trust. Maybe I’ll take it out on your ass or maybe in your ass. Here’s the game, baby: I catch you, I pick.”
His hand retreats as he takes a step away from me.
I’m breathless. My entire body is on fire. This man speaks to every filthy fucking piece of me.
“What’s the second choice? What if you don’t catch me?” I ask hungrily.
A slow smile grows on his gorgeous face. Luca takes out his phone from his pocket and presses a button, laughing to himself.
The light that glowed from inside the house begins to fade as heavy black shades roll down, and I hear a click as the door locks. He was never going to let me be seen. But now, I’m on my own.

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Author Bio

Trilina is an author, wife, and mama to three rowdy kiddos. When she isn’t making grilled cheese sandwiches, she can be found writing saucy novels that titillate and excite her readers.

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#ReleaseBlitz – Covet by Ella James



Title: Covet
Collection: Sinful Secrets #3
Author: Ella James
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 25, 2019



Blurb

Homer Carnegie. Admit it—you know my name. Your kid’s got my e-trading card. Your husband sits up straighter when I stroll onto the TV screen. He knows I’m going to crack the bat and save the day. Even your grandma’s jonesing for my autograph. But women my age? They’re the worst. Or would that be the best?

It’s not my fault they line up at the door. They catch my balls all right, two at a time sometimes, or even three. Believe me, everybody wins.

At least they did—until the video. I heard TMZ paid a million for a bird’s eye view of Homer on his A-game. The only folks who didn’t watch with eager eyes? Red Sox management. They want me benched, or worse, shipped off to rehab.

It’s a long story, what happens next. How I end up on a boat, bound for the world’s most remote island: Tristan da Cunha. Just a speck of dust in the Atlantic.

Except my heart is there.
I don’t know that when I step onto the boat.
I don’t know a lot of things.
What I’ll covet…
What I’ll lose…

*Covet is the third standalone in the Sinful Secrets collection, where each book is inspired by a sin and centered around a secret.







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Author Bio

Ella James is the USA Today bestselling author of sixteen teen and adult love stories. She’s an angst-a-holic who loves exploring difficult situations and the emotions of the people caught up in them. Also, smut. But always, always romance.

Ella’s obsessions include vanilla cream soda, hiking, other weird, crunchy things like rock collecting, and the antics of her three little monsters. 

To find out more about her projects, follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ellajamesbooks, tweet her at author_ellaj or follow her on Instagram (authorellajames).

Interested in the foreign rights for one of Ella’s books? Contact her agent, Rebecca Friedman, at rebecca@rfliterary.com.



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#BRMondays – Snatched by Cathleen Ross

Published September 17th, 2018
Print Length: 188 pages
Genre: Contemporary Military Romance

AMAZON / GOODREADS

My Review

My first book by Cathleen Ross and I would want to read more of her work just to make sure my first impression is not the only thing I have for the future. Don’t get me wrong, the book was well done and I enjoy reading it but… I think this author has potential at some level.

The characters were interesting, mostly because I loved the premise of the story: my sister for your sister. It sounds kind of simple but it wasn’t I liked that.

My problem with the characters is that I felt the biker act a little crazy at times. It fits with his mean guy kind of look but it did not click with me. At least he admitted he was an a$$hole.

The female protagonist was strong but weak. Nobody is perfect but I liked her the most between them because he was just so close to being too much at times that I just couldn’t side with him.

I have my doubts when it came to the first encounter between them but I don’t feel, deep down, that it wasn’t consensual. It could be seen like that so, I wouldn’t be surprised is someone was offended by that encounter.

My favorite parts where when the President of the MC and his wife were in the scene. OMG, that was just so funny and cute to watch, at least for me.

Writing wise I think the author did a great job. I did not find any grammar errors or anything like that, and the vocabulary was simple enough that it was easy to follow. The flow of the story was good and it wasn’t cut, for me, at any point during the book.

The twist of the sister left me with interest in the next book. I’m very interested in seeing how this works out.

I would recommend this book to those that love biker romances, just a reminder that this is fiction and that some roughing around might ensue.

Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book provided by Netgalley. The opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author

There are many ways an aspiring writer can make it into print and I believe every writing credit helps build a career. Be game. Be creative. Be brave.

The first year I joined Romance Writers, a new publisher came to the conference and asked writers for erotic stories for their anthologies. Fired with enthusiasm, although I had never written a sex scene, I sent in my first erotic story Sweet Vengeance. The editor bought it and asked for more, so I sent Astral Ecstasy and the editor bought that too. I don’t know why I had to be good at writing about sex but it’s not something I’m going to complain about, not with so many publishers looking for hot stories.

This unusual success propelled me to write an erotic partial for Black Lace, Virgin Publishing, London, which was then the largest publisher of women’s erotic fiction in the world. They took on three new authors that year and I was one of them. The editor contracted me on a partial and I quickly had to write an eighty thousand word novel full of sex and make it interesting. My book Man Hunt became the best selling erotic book on the Virgin Publishing website in 2006. It is currently selling in England, Australia and America. The more I tell people that they might be offended by the explicit and unusual sex scenes, the faster they go out and buy the book.

I love reading women’s magazines and always fantasized about writing for them. I started by sending in pitches to the magazines I loved but none of them sold, but I didn’t give up. That’s the main lesson a writer has to learn. Never give up.

I’ve found if a writer scratches the surface, people are always doing amazing things that make good stories. I often hear about funny confessional style sex stories from my friends, so I wrote some up and sold them to various magazines. Mind you, I did change details to protect the guilty!

I found that once a writer gets something accepted by an editor it is easier to sell more work.

This success led to editors ringing me and asking would I write stories for products. For example, I was asked to write a story about a new cream that gives women continuous orgasms. Naturally, I rang the manufacturer and asked for a sample. It is important when writing to do ones research. I couldn’t write about a product like that without trying it. Well that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

I also think it is easier to get published if you are prepared to try to write for the new publishing lines where the editors are actively seeking authors. It helps to go to conferences, meet editors and introduce yourself.

One publishing credit often leads to another, but it is important to get used to rejections to. Learn to get over it and to keep trying. Not everything sells, but for me, there is nothing more exciting than when you get that call from an editor.

Mind you, I haven’t got my hands on that new cream yet.

Cathleen Ross

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#BRMondays – Give Me Fever by Jasmine & Arielle Lockhart

Published January 15th, 2019
Print Length: 206 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance

four-half-star

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My Review

This is the story of Jessa and Jackson. They got married young and in love, but Jackson’s huge drive to get a better life for him and his wife, along with the lack of good understanding between them, broke them apart.

Jessa went back to their old town and bought the home plantation from under her ex during the divorce. Now Jackson wants to sell it but the man that bought it refuse to listen to reason. So he flew to his old town to talk to the guy and Jessa’s lie was up, but that wasn’t the only thing they discover when they got brought together by destiny.

I believe the Lockhart sisters did a fantastic job with their debut novel. Working as a team in writing doesn’t sound easy but there was no difference, in my opinion, in the writing style. So they did great at mixing their writing together while telling a story.

When I saw what happened with their divorce, which was pre-talked about on the blurb, I was jumping with joy because I love me a good marriage that loves each other get a second chance so they can live happily together.

The plot was interesting and so precious. I do have to say that Jessa annoyed me a little bit with how easy she blamed Jackson for things without looking at herself too. Good thing she noticed and did the right thing later or I would have been really mad.

I would recommend this book to those that love second chance romances.

Disclaimer: I got an ARC copy from the authors. Thanks Lockhart Sisters!

About the Author

Jasmine and Arielle Lockhart were born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, in a house overflowing with books, art, and poetry scrawled on scraps of paper by the hands of their father and mother. The sisters spent their childhood summers setting crawdad traps and picking peaches from the three-hundred-year-old tree on their family’s plantation. On stormy nights when the power would go out in the Antebellum home, Arielle would distract her younger sister by telling her stories. It never took long before Jasmine’s fear of the dark was forgotten and she was butting in with her own ideas of how the story should go.

In 2017, over mint julep’s on the plantation’s ivy-laden porch, Jasmine and Arielle came up with the crazy idea to co-write a romance novel. A year and many heated debates later, the first book in the Fever series was complete.

When she’s not nagging her sister to add more kissing scenes to their books, Jasmine is a world-traveler, living between New Orleans and Abu Dhabi in the Middle East.

Arielle currently resides on the plantation, where she spends her days writing and convincing Grammy Dee that Annabelle, the housekeeper she hired three years ago, is not the reincarnation of the young woman who hung herself in the peach tree after her fiancé failed to return from war.

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#BRMondays – Keeping Her Under The Mistletoe by M. Robinson

Published December 5th, 2018
Print Length: 39 pages
Genre: Adult Fiction, Adult Romance, Erotica, Contemporary Romance

five-stars

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Disclaimer: These stories are NOT for readers under the age of 18 years old due to the heavy sexual content on them.

The short story collection is a teaser of epic proportions for me. I haven’t read anything by M. Robinson, not that I could remember, and I believe I should remember her books going off the reaction I got from this collection.

The first short story is about the couple from El Diablo. The heat level was at an all-time max and I was left wanting more. Now I need to actually read El Diablo to get to know these characters and get my fix. One thing is for sure: I won’t be looking at candy canes in the same way for the rest of my life. *blushes deeply*

The second story was about Noah and Skyler’s from the Lost Boy. This got almost the same amount of love from me as the first one. Except, nobody can top Alejandro Martinez so far. It sounds like the Lost Boy should be a lot of fun with these two as main characters. I can hardly wait to find out.

The last story is a teaser scene of a future book by the author that will be releasing in Spring 2019 and the scene depicted in those short pages was some very powerful stuff. I can say with honesty that I’m as excited to get this new book as I am to read El Diablo… Well, almost. Lucky for me I have a backlist of books from M. Robinson to catch up on before the release.

As far as recommendations go, this Collection of short scenes in on my top list for teasers and as a way to get to know a new to you author’s writing. It was hands down, one of the best ways to end my reading year. I just hope 2019 gets even better reading-wise.

I almost forgot to mention that I got the book with the KU (Kindle Unlimited) subscription.

About the Author

M. Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex! She has been reading since the Babysitters Club and R.L. Stein.

She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in psychology, with two years left.

She is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces. They have two German Shepherd mixes and a Tabby cat.

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#BRMondays – Angie’s Gladiator by Ruby Dixon

Published December 3rd, 2018
Print Length: 270 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Aliens Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy

four-star

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My Review

Imagine waking up on an alien planet, naked as the day you were born but with a big difference: you’re hugely pregnant with no recollection of how it happened. Also imagine that two red smoking hot alien twins are fighting, in their own way, to get you attention but only one of them makes you week at the knees.

That was Angie’s life. She woke up on a cold plannet, surrounded by aliens, no way of going home, pregnant, scared and the object of attention of twin warrior aliens.

Vordis and Thrand were gladiators, clones of the same male and slaved to give their master the satisfaction of strong fights in arenas. Now they are both on a cold plannet, free and confused. They always did everything together so when Vordis is paying attention to Angie, Thrand does it too.

I have to admit Thrand got on my nerves faster than a character on his situation usual would. Vordis on the other hand was the perfect main character and mate for Angie.

The story is part of a series but it can be read as a stand alone and it’s a good hook to get you reading more books in this universe. The world is carefully crafted and very consistent in each book I’ve read.

Writing wise I have no complains, even though it was a short book by my standards and I finished it in one fast sitting, I can say anything else but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The other couples are ones that I recognize because I follow the series and I was really happy to see this particular couple come together.

Honestly, I was expecting a MFM story but Ruby did a great job at pulling the brother’s apart so each can have their mate. I can hardly wait for Thrand to have his own book.

I strongly recommend you to pick this book up. You don’t need to read the previous ones or other series because this stands on its own but I can assure you, it won’t be long before you’re reading the rest to get to know beautiful characters.

About the Author

Ruby Dixon loves to write sexy, dirty things. Right now she’s obsessed with dirty aliens. She’s also dabbled in dirty bikers, dirty bears, and well, just dirty things in general.

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#BRMondays – Almost Glass by Leah Holt

Published September 3rd, 2018
Print Length: 357 pages
Genre: New Adult, Inspirational, Romance

four-star

Amazon

My Review

This book came into my Kindle with a warning and I’ll say it was justified. The warning looks a lot like the author’s note at the bottom of the blurb: Walk through the darkness and you will see the light. The story is raw, realistic, dark and I think for some people, it should come with a trigger warning.

I did not have a problem with the topics addressed in this book but I know of people that could have them. I’ll warn you beforehand. This story has drug abuse, female physical abuse, suicide attempt and deep emotional issues involving the loss of a son.

Lorelei has been through the wringer in life. She’s been dealt with a cold, hard hand and she couldn’t have reacted differently, at least I think she couldn’t, not with all the emotional pain she was carrying and concealing from the world. I felt her pain. This character was raw, felt realistic and touched my heart strings pretty much from the get-go until the end.

Fallon is a man of medicine but he’s also a man that has seen a lot in his line of work to know that some people are worth fighting for. He sees Lorelei for something that she was, in the beginning, but slowly he helps her build herself back up to become the amazing woman he knows she could be. His love and absolute conviction, just as his willingness to stay at her side no matter how many times she falls down the rabbit hole… that man is precious.

The character development in this book was absolutely incredible. I do have to say that at some point Lorelei seemed to act mean for the sake of being mean to me, or even annoying when she yelled at Fallon, but when you put that into context, and you put yourself in her shoes… it fits almost perfectly.

Writing wise I have no complaints what so ever. I did not find any mistakes on my copy of the book or maybe I was just so engrossed that I didn’t even notice them, which is a testament of the story quality and author’s ability if that was the case.

I would recommend this book if you want a taste of the harsh realities of someone’s life while they look for a reason to keep living. I would also recommend you read this book with a box of tissues close by.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout.

About the Author

Growing up in a small town, Leah Holt’s imagination was able to run wild. She loves to write romance with intense alpha guys, the ones we all desire but dare not admit to.

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Cover Reveal – Only the Truth by Elle Thorpe

Title: Only the Truth
Series: Only You, #2.5. (Can be read as a standalone)
Author: Elle Thorpe
Cover Designer: Sly Fox Cover Designs
Genre: Fake relationship, contemporary romance, medical romance.
Release Date: December 6, exclusive to newsletter subscribers
Blurb: 
Doctor Damien Farrow is a douchebag. Sure, he’s sexy as sin
with his armful of tattoos and Clark Kent vibes. But after a lifetime of
douchebags, my celibacy vow is safe with him.
Which makes him the ideal fake date I need on my arm when I
face my high school sweetheart—and the back-stabbing woman he dumped me for.
Seeing my sister again after all these years is going to
be…interesting.

Also in this series… 
(all books can be read as a standalone, but it’s more fun if you read in order! You’ll get updates on old friends in each new book)
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Only the Perfect – Free on Kindle Unlimited

Author Bio
 
Elle Thorpe lives on the sunny east coast of Australia, about an hour out of Sydney. When she’s not writing stories full of kissing and chemistry, she’s a wife, and Mummy to three tiny humans. She’s also official ball thrower to one slobbery dog named Rollo. Yes, she named a female dog after a male character on Vikings. Don’t judge her. Elle is a complete and utter fangirl at heart, obsessing over The Walking Dead and Outlander to an unhealthy degree. But she wouldn’t change a thing.
 
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#ReleaseBlitz – Only the Perfect by Elle Thorpe

Title: Only the Perfect
Series: Only You, #2. (Can be read as a standalone)
Author: Elle Thorpe
Cover Designer: Sly Fox Cover Designs
Genre: Single Parent, contemporary romance
Release Date: November 8, 2018
Blurb: 
 
When I walked in on my girlfriend screwing another guy, I
never would have thought I’d be sitting at their wedding less than six months
later. But who am I to turn down a night of free food, booze and pretty
bridesmaids?
But at the back of the room, at the rejects table, I’m
captivated by the woman sitting next to me. She’s gorgeous and smart, and I
can’t work out how she’s single. Until I realise she’s the groom’s ex.

 

This single mother and I are about to turn this wedding into
a night our cheating exes will never forget.  

Also in this series… 
(all books can be read as a standalone, but it’s more fun if you read in order! You’ll get updates on old friends in each new book)
Only the Positive – Free on Kindle Unlimited

Author Bio
Elle Thorpe lives on the sunny east coast of Australia, about an hour out of Sydney. When she’s not writing stories full of kissing and chemistry, she’s a wife, and Mummy to three tiny humans. She’s also official ball thrower to one slobbery dog named Rollo. Yes, she named a female dog after a male character on Vikings. Don’t judge her. Elle is a complete and utter fangirl at heart, obsessing over The Walking Dead and Outlander to an unhealthy degree. But she wouldn’t change a thing.
 
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