Friday, May 29, 2020

Titan by Shantel Tessier

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I know I have a black soul. Bloodshed and danger are what I live for.

Titan, an all-new, must-read dark romance from bestselling author Shantel Tessier is available now!

I know I have a black soul. Bloodshed and danger are what I live for.
A King is supposed to rule his Kingdom using any means necessary to demand respect.
I’m not a weak man… A King kneels to no one.
I’ve only ever cared about one other person in my life, but the thing is, she never belonged to me. And before I could tell her how I felt, she left.
Now she’s returned, needing someone to save her.
Emilee York was always meant to be mine, and I’ll see to it that happens. I always get what I want, even if that means I have to take it.
And she’s no different. She’ll be my queen, one way or the other.
When I left Sin City behind me, I had no plans to return. I avoided everyone, even my friends, to stay in my bubble. I’ve always been the kind to pull away and run when things get difficult.
But one phone call changed everything, and I was racing back. If only I had known what was waiting for me.
Titan reappeared like a ghost haunting me.
One look and I knew he recognized me. I never forgot him or what we shared. Those feelings that no one else knew existed between us.
I ignored them back then, but now they are more intense than ever.
“Get on your knees…” He demanded I kneel for him.
I tried to act like he didn’t affect me, but he knew. He remembered the way I reacted when he would touch me. And just like he was taught to do—he used my weaknesses against me.
He staked his claim, and I became his queen to use how he saw fit.
What makes it worse is that I crave him, and when I kneeled, it was willingly.
But was it for nothing?
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If you like dark and delicious this is a book for you. I love Titan, the character he has, the world that the author gives to the reader is spectacular. What I don’t like? Emilee. Cannot stand this character at all, certainly couldn’t connect with her. I thought she was a spoiled lush. However that being said I enjoyed the rest of the characters. I really enjoyed the plot as well. Told in dual POV it really let me inside their heads.
Titan is the first book in the highly anticipated Dark Kings series by Shantel Tessier. When I first heard about it, I knew that I HAD TO HAVE IT. Everything that Shantel writes is like kindle crack to me, and I just can't get enough. Her books are dark and thrilling, angsty and suspenseful, completely addicting and steamy as hell. And Titan was no different. It's a dangerously dark and delicious tale that will have your heart racing while keeping you on the edge of your seat.

From the very start, this book blew me away. I absolutely loved it! Titan and Emilee had crazy hot chemistry and intense push and pull. I loved the whole Dark Kings crew. Especially Titan who was intense and unapologetic with his take no prisoner's attitude. But I also loved his sweet and protective side for the strong and sassy Emilee. And the sex scenes? OH MY GAWD! SO DAMN HOT!

All in all, Titan is a fantastic read that more than checked off all the marks for me. If you're into dark and suspense filled stories with a lot of twists & turns, nail biting angst and heaps of heat, then this book is for you. I simply cannot recommend it enough. I loved each and every single second of it from the beginning to the end. Five stars and so many more for Titan, Emilee and the Dark Kings!



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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Forbidden Fate by Mary Catherine Gebhard

Title: Forbidden Fate
Series: Crowne Point #3
Author: Mary Catherine Gebhard
Genre: New Adult Bully Romance
Release Date: May 28, 2020


I only had one rule: don’t fall in love with the cruel prince.
I broke it.
When the clock struck twelve, I went back to being a servant. He promised to let me go with my heart in pieces...but Grayson Crowne was always king at breaking promises. 
I refuse to let him lock me in a tower. 
I have no choice but to take the only out offered to me--another cruel prince.
Refuge in a man I loathe.
Rescued from the man I love.
I wanted to forget Grayson, forget Crowne Hall, and hide, but fate has other plans.
But if Grayson and I are fated, then our fate is forbidden.
Our happily ever after will only end one heartbreak.

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"If our fate is forbidden, then I'll live as a fugitive."

Oh my poor heart! Just as Stolen Soulmate did before, this book put my heart through the ringer. Forbidden Fate is one of the most powerful, heartfelt and gripping romances that I've had the pleasure of reading. Every word, every sentence, every page, completely owned me. It wasn't just phenomenal. It was everything!

Grayson has become the master of breaking promises, and Story has had enough. She decides to take matters into her own hands, only to end up on the arm of another cruel prince. One that she cannot stand, but one that offers her a way out. A chance to start over, away from Crown Hall and from Grayson himself. Grayson may still own her heart, but she refuses to continue to stay and watch him with another. It's just too hard. Only fate seems to have other plans for her.

I have to say this author's writing is articulate and remarkable. Every single one of her words has such feeling and depth to them. This story flowed beautifully, with romance, angst and enough suspense that it was a satisfying read. I felt myself never wanting it to end. This forbidden romance is an absolute must read, but please be sure to read Stolen Soulmate first. Five stars for Grayson, Story and Forbidden Fate!


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Mary Catherine Gebhard bites off more than she can chew. She's lived in Salt Lake City, Utah her entire life, but occasionally goes on vacation from reality. Don't worry, she sends postcards.

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Varsity Heartbreaker by Ginger Scott

We're celebrating the release of Varsity Heartbreaker (The Varsity Series, Book 1) by Ginger Scott! This is the first book in a new mature YA romance series! One-click yours now!

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Varsity Heartbreaker
Book 1 in The Varsity Series by Ginger Scott

Lucas Fuller is a lot of things.
He’s the boy next door.
He’s the first crush I ever had.
He was my first kiss.
He’s also the only person who has ever broken my heart.

For two years, I’ve wondered what happened to the us I used to know.
We were best friends, and then suddenly…we weren’t.
I tried to run away from it. I even changed schools just to make the hurt disappear.
But no matter how hard I tried to not think about Lucas, I just couldn’t stay away from the high school quarterback with perfect blue eyes and so many secrets.

I’m back. We’re seniors now. We’ve grown—all of us. And Lucas Fuller might be different, but I’m different too. This is my time to take risks, to experience life and to fall in love for real.

I want Lucas Fuller to be a part of my story, but I know for that to happen, I need to know the truth about our past.

There’s a camera crew on the field—a real one, not our student-run Internet show. They’ve positioned camera guys on either side of the banner being stretched out by a tower of cheerleaders. When the team trickles out, everyone in the student section—which has basically grown to be two-thirds of the stands—gets on their feet to scream. Abby is standing in front of me and she turns, catches me not doing my part, and points in that threatening way she has.

“Fine,” I mouth, cupping my hands around my lips and shouting, “Go Eagles!” as loud as I can. The sheer volume of my own voice, the togetherness of this moment, all of it—it infects me. My smile quits being pretend, and I get caught up in my role. I have a part to play, albeit probably not as important as everyone thinks, but for the next three hours, I will be a superfan. For the next three hours, nothing matters more than winning this game and destroying some school from South Bend.

The young men on the field shout in unison, growling with testosterone and pounding into each other, smacking helmets to helmets and gripping at facemasks to amp up their game faces. They explode through the banner, confetti covering the corner of the field as it’s fired from a few cannons held by some of our cheerleaders. Lucas is the first to break through, holding an American flag as he sprints straight down the center of the field, his co-captains running behind him with two Eagles flags.

My All-American boy.

He was so much younger the last time I saw him run like this. He was a leader that seemed too small to lead, but now—now he’s the guy with the V that cuts down his abs and whose arms completely fill out the sleeves of his jersey; whose neck doesn’t seem so pencil-thin anymore. His sweaty hair is swept to either side, and the black lines swiped under his eyes somehow make him seem like this superhero.

A hero who abandoned me when he got popular and when my life fell to shit, I remind myself.

The team captains are met by one of the coaches at the fifty-yard line. He takes their flags to fold them while the boys huddle up to pray. It’s such a blatant disregard for the separation of church and state, yet it seems nothing could be more important than this bonding happening in front of us all. More than the quiet power of the moment, though, is that Lucas is the one leading the prayer. Arms over shoulders, circles standing within circles, these boys who I’ve seen do the most unchristian-like things give respect to his words. I wish I could hear him or be close enough to read his lips. Some of the boys look up to the sky, a few of them holding their helmets high while their heads lower. Lucas’s eyes are closed, and there’s an innocence in his features, that much I can see from here. They all start clapping and an echoing “Amen” accompanies their formation of a tighter circle until the clapping becomes thunder and soon . . . fuel.

Lucas is the last to walk away from this private spot on the field. His head down, I recognize the familiar invisible weight on his shoulders. Even as kids, he always felt so damn responsible for everything and everyone. Especially for me. He rode his bike through rain to sneak me my favorite candy bar when my parents were fighting downstairs. And he insisted we fall asleep still on our phone call to each other if I felt scared or off. He sensed things when I didn’t share. He took burdens from me, whether I wanted him to or not, and shouldered them until he was sure my smile was real again.

I miss him. I miss him so fucking much.

I press my palms into my eyes while my friends aren’t looking, and manage to stop myself from feeling all of this somewhere so public. In less than a minute, the game takes over and distracts me from anything other than the anticipation and hope that brews in my belly every time Lucas throws the ball. He’s gotten better. I understand why his opportunity window is so big. There’s an easiness to the way he moves, and it’s more than instinct. He has plenty of that, though, after throwing the ball down our street to his dad every night—a million which ways and for hours on end. They haven’t thrown since freshman year, but that’s probably because Lucas has outgrown what his dad can give him.

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This is what Ginger Scott does best. She writes angst filled mature YA books that make you fall in love. I for one cannot wait to see more of this series as I am sure it explores some secondary characters that I loved.

The strength of the characters personalities and ties really hold this book together well. It was a joy to read, it was easy to read, and it was just amazing with how the story and strong character development happened. For sure a must read, if you like Ginger Scott.

About the Author:

Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling and Goodreads Choice Award-nominated author of several young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, The Girl I Was Before, Wild Reckless, Wicked Restless, In Your Dreams, The Hard Count, Hold My Breath, and A Boy Like You.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at

When she's not writing, the odds are high that she's somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Wicked Princess by Ashley Jade


  WICKED PRINCESS (Royal Hearts Academy #3)
 by Ashley Jade 
Release Date: August 18th  
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Welcome to their kingdom. 
  They call me a heartless bitch. An evil manipulator. A wicked princess who enjoys hurting people. They tell me terrible things happened. Things that changed my life forever. Only problem is... I can't remember any of it. 


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Ashley Jade loves to tackle different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New Adult Romance and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including: contemporary romance, erotica, and dark romance. Her characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them. She’s a die-hard lover of oxford commas, em dashes, music, coffee, and anything thought provoking…except for math. Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul come alive. She’s always read books growing up and scribbled stories in her journal, and after having a strange dream one night; she decided to just go for it and publish her first series. It was the best decision she ever made. If she’s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and pondering the meaning of life. Check out her amazon page and Facebook page for future novels. She recently became hip and joined Twitter, so you can find her there, too. She loves connecting with her readers—they make her world go round’.  

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Savage by Tracy Lorraine

Title: Savage
Series: Rosewood High #3
Author: Tracy Lorraine
Genre: YA/NA High School Bully Romance
Release Date: May 21, 2020


I had the life most guys only dreamed about: the house, the parties, the girls... until one girl showed up and ruined it all. 

She doesn’t belong here. Not in the bedroom across the hall. Not in my house. Not in my town. And certainly not in my life.

It wasn’t really her fault... or mine. 

We were caught up in the sins of our parents. 

She thinks she’s strong, but she doesn’t have a clue as to what I’m capable of. 

My name is SAVAGE after all. 

I will break her...

But uncovering her secrets just might destroy me.

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OMG! I absolutely love this series! I simply cannot get enough of these Rosewood High guys and the girls who bring them to their knees. This enemies-to-lovers romance is overflowing with feels, angst, drama and heat. Ethan and Raelynn's story is intense, gripping and explosively emotional.

Ethan seems to have the world at his feet. He's a football star, popular with the ladies and has the picture perfect home life. That is until he receives some news that is a shock to his system. His dad has been unfaithful and his mom is moving out. And to make matters even worse, his father's new girlfriend is moving in with her teenage daughter in tow. But Ethan has no intention of playing nice with these people who've turned his world upside down.

Raelynn has moved around more times than she can count thanks to her mom chasing the dream of a better life. Her mom's latest boyfriend is having them move into his hillside mansion. Things are finally looking up for Rae until she meets the guy across the hall. He thinks she is trash and doesn't want her there. He does everything in his power to try and get her gone. But what he soon finds out is that she is strong and gives as good as she gets.

Savage will take you on a thrilling ride. I literally could not devour the words fast enough. I absolutely loved it! You will get your fix of old characters and fall in love with the new ones. Then in the end, you will be left wanting and begging for more. If bully romance is your jam, then I can promise you won't want to pass this one up. Five stars for Ethan, Raelynn and Savage!


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Tracy Lorraine is a M/F and M/M contemporary romance author. Tracy recently-ish turned thirty and lives in a cute Cotswold village in England with her husband, daughter and lovable but slightly crazy dog. Having always been a bookaholic with her head stuck in her Kindle Tracy decided to try her hand at a story idea she dreamt up and hasn’t looked back since.

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Black Knight by Rina Kent

Black Knight 
by Rina Kent
Release Date: May 21

Love is impossible. Hate is an open game.

He was once my best friend, now he’s my worst enemy.
Xander Knight is heartbreakingly beautiful.
Ridiculously popular.
Brutally cruel.
He’s a knight but won’t do any saving.

We started as a dream, now we’re a nightmare.
Kimberly Reed is pathetically fake.
Terribly innocent.
Secretly black.
She can hide but never from me.

Read this book in a matter for hours and I feel like something that a tornado would pick up, then spit out. This book made me crying from the depth of my soul. As someone who suffers from severe depression and anxiety this book hurt.
This book was so deep, so unapologetic in how it dealt with mental illness and I couldn’t possibly love these characters and more. This book was not dark like the other books in this series, it was beautifully written. The world in which the author built is an amazing thing to behold this book has a lot of triggers but by now you should know this amazing authors name well enough to know... she don’t play. Don’t read if you don’t like dark books.
With this book there are dark themes yes, triggering themes yes, but what a ride, what a scary yet needed and fantastic journey these two take. There’s so serious twists I didn’t see coming and should have, I was too blinded by the brilliant writing to see it until smacked in the face. A must read for anyone that loves a sob fest. This book is the pure definition of angst.









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Rina Kent is an international bestselling author of everything enemies to lovers romance. 

Darkness is her playground, suspense is her best friend, and twists are her brain’s food. However, she likes to think she’s a romantic at heart in some way, so don’t kill her hopes just yet. 
Her heroes are anti-heroes and villains because she was always the weirdo who fell in love with the guys no one roots for. Her books are sprinkled with a touch of mystery, a healthy dose of angst, a pinch of violence, and lots of intense passion.
Rina spends her private days in a peaceful town in North Africa daydreaming about the next plot idea or laughing like an evil mastermind when those ideas come together.

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London Prep:Book Two by Jillian Dodd

Release Date: May 21

It’s only my second week at Kensington School, and things are getting complicated. 

I thought my relationship with Harry was finished, but he came over late one night, apologized, and asked me to be his girlfriend. I swooned right there, in the middle of the street.

And we are definitely back together. 

He calls me babe, brings me flowers, and is planning our first official date.
Our relationship is growing, and I’m starting to want him in ways I never expected. 

I’m falling for him. 

But then there’s Noah.

I live in his house and share a bathroom with him, and we’ve had a few intense moments.
But nothing compared to him sauntering into the room, declaring that want him and that, at some point, he’s going to give in to me.
I know!
The nerve.
I’m not sure how I'm going to tell him that I’m dating his best friend again.
Or how I'm going to keep my eyes off his shirtless chest. 

With tensions running high between Noah and me, Harry’s ongoing family issues, my new friendship with Naomi, and Mohammad’s party-planning skills, things are getting crazy. 

But the even crazier part is—I’m really starting to love it here. 

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This book gets a little more involved than the last book, and there is for sure more character developments, and I love that the characters are growing with the books. This book is Mallory's opening up book we shall call it. She grows more as a person and it's interesting to see. Being a teenager is hard, being a teenager in a love triangle, with confused feelings sucks even more.
This book continues the journey of exchange student Mallory and her 3 British guy friends. She is struggling with a lot and learning personal growth as are Noah, Harry and Mohammed. This is still a sweet safe YA book, I would say 14-18 is perfect, heck maybe even 13. Like with teenagers, there is some drinking, and language, but still innocent enough it won't scar your kiddo for life.

Meet Jillian Dodd

Jillian is the USA TODAY bestselling author of more than thirty novels. She writes fun romances with characters her readers fall in love with—from the boy next door in the That Boy trilogy to the daughter of a famous actress in The Keatyn Chronicles® to a spy who might save the world in the Spy Girl® series. 

She adores writing big fat happily ever afters, wears a lot of  pink, buys too many shoes, loves to travel, and is a distracted by anything covered in glitter.

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