Saturday, 25 March 2017

Release Day Blitz! Ripple Effect Episode 3 by Keri Lake #giveaway #excerpt














From the author of Ricochet and Backfire comes a dark erotic suspense serial ...

Episode Three: In the underbelly, trust is everything, and Dylan will soon discover that Ripley trusts no one. With the return of an old threat, loyalty is on the line, and betrayal could mean the end of everything for both of them.

Series Synopsis:

Ripley

They call me RIP.
I’m a killer. A murderer. A psychopath.
In the eyes of the righteous, I’m a monster, born of sin and depravity.
I want to protect her, but I’m not a good man.
I want to love her, but I no longer feel.
She gets under my skin, though, and has awakened something inside of me.
Something I’d kill for.
I’m not her savior—not even close. In fact, I’m worse than the hell she’s already suffered.
I’m her vengeance. Tit for tat, as they say.
And if she’s not careful, I’ll be her ruin.

Dylan

For months, I’ve watched him.
I’ve fantasized him as my savior, my lover. My ticket out of the hell I’ve lived in for the last six years.
I never dreamed he’d be my nightmare.
Had I known what he really is, I’d have never gotten in the car that night, but life is full of cause and effect.
And sometimes the choice on offer isn’t a choice at all.
It’s the result of something already in motion, and we’re merely left to survive the ripple effect.

*This is an erotic suspense/erotic romance not recommended for readers under the age of 18 due to graphic violence and sex





I sit on the edge of the bathtub, breathing through my nose to keep from throwing up whatever’s left in my stomach.  An incessant tremble runs beneath my skin, stirring up nausea in my gut.  
“It just … came out of nowhere.  I felt sick.”  The glass of water passed to me diverts my attention, and I glance up at Ripley’s massive form looming over me, arms crossed.  “That smell.  Something about the smell on your hands.”
“Bleach.”
“Were you cleaning something?”  I take a small sip of the water, nervous that I might not be able to keep it from coming back up.
“Blood,” is all he says, as if I’m not supposed to ask.
To hell with that.  I’d rather talk about what he did than focus on my embarrassment, because I have no explanation for why I freaked out.
“Your blood?”
“No.”
“I could really use the distraction right now.”  Dropping my shoulders, I sigh.  “Humor me?”
His jaw shifts, and maybe I wasn’t supposed to ask him about his work.  Maybe it’s all classified or the hitman equivalent. Whatever.  I know Ripley’s not a good man.  That he does bad things. But I’ve come to the understanding that no one in the underbelly is good.  So I really don’t give a shit if I’m not supposed to ask.
“I killed a man.”  His eyes are trained on me—one blue and one hazel, neither of them so much as flinching with his confession.
“How?”  
The line of tension that stiffens his shoulders sags, and he smiles down at me.  “Is that where we’re at now, Bandit?  You’re so comfortable around me to ask the details of my kills?”
“You don’t have to give me details.”  I don’t even realize I’m fidgeting until I look down to see the red streak where I’ve scratched my knuckles.
“Shot him.  Square in the skull.”
I keep my gaze glued to my hands, imagining the scenario.  Ripley’s big menacing body standing over the man who begs for his life.  Horrible.  Yet somehow it takes me away from whatever nightmare I suffered moments ago.  “Did you burn him with acid?”
“No.  He was a merciful kill.”
“Merciful?  Are any of them worth mercy?”  The sneer in my voice takes me by surprise and tipping my head back, I just catch the shake of his head.  “If you were going to kill me, how would you do it?”
Ignoring my question, he jerks his head toward the glass of water in my hand.  “Are you feeling better?”
My cheeks warm with embarrassment, and I’m glad he doesn’t answer.  It was a stupid question.  “Yeah.  It went away.”
“What exactly was it?”
The nervous vibration still skitters along my bones, but I shrug.  “I wish I knew.  Ripley?  Are you going to throw me out?”
“Why are you asking that?”
“Because you’ve … not asked me for anything.  Is the deal off?”  I lodge my fingers though my hair, gripping tight to my skull.  Teetering on the line of sobriety has fucked with my head and I’ve become deathly afraid of what I’d do for those pills outside of these walls. “I know I screwed up with the drugs.  And I wasn’t … I didn’t want to steal from you.  But I can’t go back on the streets.  I can’t.  I already know I’ll die out there.  I don’t know what was up with the bleach, but it has nothing to do with drugs.  I promise.”
A good ten seconds of silence follows before he says, “Deal’s not over yet.”





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Keri Lake is a married mother of two living in Michigan. By day, she tries to make use of the degrees she's earned in science. By night, she writes dark contemporary, paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Though novels tend to be her focus, she also writes short stories and flash fiction on the many occasions distraction sucks her into the Land of Shiny Things.

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Friday, 24 March 2017

Shade's Lady by Joanna Wylde Blog Tour #bookreview #novella #1001nights #MCromance #reapers

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From New York Times Bestselling author Joanna Wylde, comes SHADE’S LADY, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy today!

 
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About SHADE’S LADY:

 

New York Times bestselling author Joanna Wylde returns to the world of the Reapers Motorcycle Club…

 

Looking back, none of this would’ve happened if I hadn’t dropped my phone in the toilet. I mean, I could’ve walked away from him if I’d had it with me.

 

Or maybe not.

 

Maybe it was all over the first time he saw me, and he would’ve found another way. Probably—if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that Shade always gets what he wants, and apparently he wanted me.

 

Right from the first.

 

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About Joanna Wylde: Joanna Wylde started her writing career in journalism, working in two daily newspapers as both a reporter and editor. Her career has included many different jobs, from managing a homeless shelter to running her own freelance writing business, where she took on projects ranging from fundraising to ghostwriting for academics. During 2012 she got her first Kindle reader as a gift and discovered the indie writing revolution taking place online. Not long afterward she started cutting back her client list to work on Reaper’s Property, her breakout book. It was published in January 2013, marking the beginning of a new career writing fiction. Joanna lives in the mountains of northern Idaho with her family.

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Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Inkslinger Pr
Genre: MC Romance Novella
Part #6.5 but can be read as a standalone


My Shade's Lady Review . . . 

It has felt like forever since I have read a Reaper's book so having this little gem fit the loss.  And finally we get to read more about Shade, the MC national president.

Mandy has shitty luck when it comes to picking a man, but her upbringing didn't teach her differently.  After Mandy is free of her loser ex-husband she finds herself hanging out with another loser, but that didn't stop her from crushing on Shade.  But men like Shade are part of her new no-zone.

From the minute Shade saw Mandy he wanted more.   Now he just has to convince Mandy that is worth the risk for at least one night together.

"Baby, you know damned well I have ulterior motives.  I want to fuck you-think I've been clear on that point.  But the fact is, you need a ride, I'm right here and either way the evening's gonna end the same. . . "

Mandy tries hard to fight her attraction to Shade, but gives in eventually.  Especially after Shade is more nice guy than bad ass behind the leathers.   However, the fight was fun to watch, even though we all knew there was no way she could hold out for long.

"Great attitude-too bad it doesn't work that way.  You're done with him when he's done with you, not the other way around."
"I don't accept that."
"Well, this should be entertaining to watch," 
Shade doesn't do relationships but there is something about Mandy that makes him understand his other MC brothers when the fall victim to love.   This was a well balanced novella, with a good pace.   We get to fall for Shade and Mandy without unnecessary angst.  We get drama, fun, passion, hope, and love.

3 . 5 MC Loving Thumbs up!


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Lauren






Joanna Wylde’s SHADE’S LADY – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule
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March 16th
A Reader Who Reads – Excerpt
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March 19th
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March 20th
Agents of Romance – Excerpt
Angel's Guilty Pleasures – Review & Excerpt
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Cocktails and Books – Review & Excerpt
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March 22nd
A Hopeless Romantic's Booklandia – Review & Excerpt
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Jax's Book Magic – Excerpt
Lynn's Romance Enthusiasm – Review & Excerpt
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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Lost Together by Lydia Michaels & Allyson Young #DOS #bookreview #excerpt #trailer @Lydia_Michaels @AllysonYoung45

 Lost together

(#DOS Part Two)

Release Date: March 21, 2017

The second novel in the emotionally compelling trilogy, Degrees of Separation—three lost souls determined to find balance again…

December has vanished. Rejected by her troubled husband, Austin, and pushed, at his insistence, into the arms of his best friend, Cord, she’s uncertain what the future holds. She loves her husband, regardless of his addiction, but she also loves his best friend. At odds with everything she believed to be her traditional reality, she flees the only home she’s ever known.

Heartbroken, Cord does the right thing and confronts his reluctant betrayal of Austin after losing the woman they both love. He takes charge, dragging Austin back from the edge of oblivion, only to find himself plunged deeper into a life of heartache.

On a path to redemption, Austin must not only confront personal truths, but consider the sacrifices necessary to save his marriage and his friendship with Cord.
An unexpected reunion and exposed secrets will either derail or establish their future as one.

WARNING: This book contains subject matter suitable for mature reading audiences. Some content may be offensive to sensitive readers. Degrees of Separation is a MMF ménage trilogy with many emotionally graphic encounters and challenging situations that break the rules of traditional romance.

EXCERPT

The second she was gone the asshole in the room spoke up. “You’re wasting your time fighting it.”
His fork clattered to his plate. “What the fuck is wrong with you? Stop shoving me at your wife!”
Austin stared past Cord, his face filling with concern.
Shit. Ember stood in the doorway, eyes wide, frozen in place, clutching a white frosted cake heaped with strawberries.
Goddamn Austin and his stupid ideas. “Ember—”
“I…I forgot the knife.” She quickly placed the dishes on the table, her steps faltering, and fled to the kitchen.
“Great,” Cord snapped, bunching up his napkin and tossing it on the table. “Enjoy your fucking cake. I’m out of here.”
Austin opened his big mouth, but Cord was done talking to him. Reasoning with Austin was like trying to discuss physics with a chimp. “Shut it, Austin.”
He detoured to the kitchen, unable to take his rage out on her. “Ember, I didn’t mean—”
“It’s okay.” Her fingers twisted into a dishcloth and then she dashed away a tear.
Fuck. Tears. Not tears! His concern shifted into panic. “It’s not okay. I don’t know what Austin told you—”
“I know what he’s up to. I told him not to do this.”
She fucking knew her husband was messing with him? It didn’t make any sense. “Why is he doing this?”
Now she shrugged. “He’s Austin. Once he gets something in his head…”
Cord rubbed his palm over his face and squeezed. “What does he expect to gain from this? He’s just making an uncomfortable situation worse.”
“He’s trying to fix it. He doesn’t understand, because he wasn’t there. He thinks if we put everything out in the open the guilt will go away. He thinks it’s best to deal with it.”
“Deal with it how?” He wasn’t a fucking puppet Austin could place in whatever position he wanted.
“I don’t know. I barely understand what I’m feeling right now. I can’t pretend to understand what he’s going through. Or you, for that matter.”
All thoughts of her husband vanished as he focused on the ‘f’ word, for his sins. “What are you feeling?”
Her face tightened and her hand pressed into her chest, her eyes betraying her show of bravado. “Here. It hurts. I don’t know how to make it stop, Cord.”
“Hurts how?” He took a slow step closer, keeping his voice low.
Eyes pleading, she looked up at him, her mouth tight with worry. “When I’m near you, my heart beats so fast I’m afraid it’ll explode. But I know I can’t… I can’t express what’s inside of me. Then this unbearable ache takes hold. It just…hurts.”

AUTHOR BIOS

Lydia Michaels

Lydia Michaels is the award winning author of 30 romance novels. Her novels from the darkly compelling Surrender Trilogy were iBooks Bestsellers and her work has been featured in USA Today. In 2015 she was the winner of The Best of Bucks Award and she has been nominated as Best Author in the Happenings Magazine two years running [2015 & 2016]. She is a four time nominee for the prestigious RONE Award. Her books are intellectual, emotional, haunting, always centered around love.

Allyson Young

Allyson lives in cottage country, Manitoba, Canada with her husband of many years and numerous pets. She has written for many years and after reading an erotic romance, quite by mistake, decided to try her hand at penning one. She has now published three series and several stand alones in contemporary, sci fi, fantasy and suspense genres. Allyson will write until whatever is inside is satisfied, until the heroes man up and the heroines get what they deserves. Love isn’t always sweet, and Allyson favours the darker side of romance.

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Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Authors
Genre: MMF Menage Romance
Part 2 of 3


My Lost Together Review . . . 

Lost Together is part 2 in a trilogy and it needs to be read in order to truly be one with the story.  In Forfeit we fall in love with Ember and Austin then all of a sudden Austin loses his job and his wits.  Which causes him to hit the bottle hard and then everything turns to crap.  Causing Ember to have to turn to Cord financially and emotionally.  In a drunken bender Austin pushes Ember and Cord together but was it the right choice?

 ~ It wasn't his to read, but they were all in this together.  Lost together.~

We start Lost Together right where we left off in Forfeit with Ember leaving after Austin forces her and Cord to be together.   With Ember gone, Cord heads to confront Austin, but he finds his friend at rock bottom instead.  Cord the loyal best friend takes care of Austin when he needs it but that doesn't mean he has gotten over his feelings for Ember.

Cord pushes Austin to get help and while Austin goes through the stages of AA he has to confront his faults and demons.  Coming to terms with his bad choices he convinces Ember to come home.  But all is not easy after the consequences of throwing Cord and Ember together.

"Because you're afraid you'll hurt me or because you're afraid you might admit something you don't want to face?"
"Because . . . I don't want to hurt anyone, not you, Cord, or me."

 Austin has come a long way in his recovery, and now he's finally seeing things properly.  But how does Cord fit into his new thought processing.  Now that Ember has had Cord, she too is fighting her feelings and just wants to be happy.  But can you be happy when you love two men?

~Lost together, they'd come undone.  All he'd forfeited was suddenly found.~ 
I've never had to battle addictions but I did feel Lydia and Allyson portrayed this struggle well.  As well as Cord's inner emotions that he has buried deep within his psyche.   This book feels like the bridge book getting us to the heart of the matter, which will happen in Atonement.  This is where all three will finally face their fears and explore the potential of the triad.

4 The heat is rising thumbs up!

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Lauren












Animal by Marni Mann - Release Day!!! #giveaway #bookreview #teasers

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Cover Design: R.B.A. Designs
Release Date: March 23, 2017
Synopsis
I captured the guilty.
Locked them inside our prison.
Tortured their bodies and abused their minds.
I had murdered hundreds.
Never recognized one.
Until her face.
Until that scream.
I was hired to take her life.
But first, I had to figure out how she ruined mine.

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About the Author
Bestselling author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Marni was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotions. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her husband and their two dogs, who have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling, or devouring fabulous books.


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Source: eARC for Honest Review
Genre: Dark Romance
Standalone kind of


My Animal Review . . . 

As soon as I read Marni Mann.  I know I'm going to like it.  And like it I did.  In Animal, it delves back into a dark world but this time with a twist.

It starts off with a prologue that hooks you in.  Then it goes into two POV's.  One from Tyler whom we meet in the prologue.  After reading her POV from the prologue we jump into her POV of the past making our way to present day.  The other POV is from Beard whose POV is in present day.  Now the awesome part of the book is that even though each POV is from different time frames you know that their worlds are tied together some how.  However, it reads like two different stories are happening at the same time.  I wasn't completely sure how the two stories were intertwined until near the end.

There were so many characters and layers in this book.  That it kept me engaged from beginning till end. 

This is another book that I can't say too much in the review because it will give away way too much.  Just know this. It was dark.  It was intriguing.  It was suspenseful. It was riveting.  And it has a huge mother effing crazy ending.  It left me so flabbergasted that I had to email Marni and find out if there was going to be more from this story.  So, for everyone wondering.  Don't fret.  Shank's story comes out October 12.  For my shocked self that seems too far away, but I will wait patiently to find out more about Shank and how the ending can really be.  Because I did NOT see the information we find out in the epilogue anywhere.  Totally shocked me, but in such a good way.

4 We are all animals thumbs up!

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Lauren