Thursday, July 29, 2021

Dark Romance Alert: The Villain's Duet by Bella J


The Villain's Duet by International Bestselling Author Bella J is now complete!

Genre: Dark Romance
Trope: Mafia, Captive Romance


Elijah - a man who bathed in darkness and basked in sin.

I'm the one they all fear.
The one they whisper about.
A faceless ghost.

My hands are coated in crimson from souls I've sent to hell - at a price. I've never missed a target, and I always deliver. I'm the Grim Reaper of the Cosa Nostra.

Then there's her. The cellist whose music soothes the malignance of my existence.
For years I've lurked in the shadows watching her play. 
Waiting. Anticipating the day I'll come for her.

Her innocence tempts me. My blackened heart craves to ruin it, to smother her light with my darkness.

She's the nucleus of my obsession... and my next victim.


The Villain’s Captive, book 1 is on sale for 99cents: 


The day Elijah took me, he vowed to tame me.
I tried to fight him. Tried to survive without losing my heart.
But in the end, he did what he said he’d do… tame me.

He claimed me so unapologetically, and I surrendered willingly.
Together we found our place within the darkness.
We succumbed to wicked desires and tainted intentions.

And with every kiss, every touch, I allowed myself to fall deeper. Drowning within the seduction of a killer’s obsession.

I was reckless. Blinded by the promises of a man who wanted nothing but me.
I should have known better. Guarded my heart more fiercely.
After all—nothing good can come from falling for the villain.

The Villain's Beloved:



ABOUT THE AUTHOR BELLA J

Bella J is an International Bestselling Author, who loves writing dark and gritty romance with alpha-holes who have absolutely no redeeming qualities...until they do. Maybe. 

Some of her bestselling novels/series include:

The Rise of Saint
The Fall of Sin
American Street Kings Series
Royal Mafia Series

She lives in Cape Town, South Africa with her husband, two kids, and a chihuahua who gets treated like royalty. 

Bella J's writing motto: The darker the road to love, the sweeter the HEA.


Wednesday, July 28, 2021

NEW RELEASE: Perfect Kiss by Lacey Black

 

Perfect Kiss by Lacey Black is LIVE!

Series: Mason Creek, Book 9 - Standalone
Genre: Small Town Romance 
Trope: Second Chance Romance, Single Parent

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Malcolm

They say opposites attract, but I never understood the phrase until Leni Abbott walked into my office—or more specifically—into my office bathroom, while I was naked. Even as the pink stained her cheeks and she stuttered to speak, I was completely intrigued. She’s unlike anyone I’ve met before and, wildly enough, seems immune to my charms.

She also has a son. A young five-year-old boy, Trace, who blindsides me with his toothless grin and worms his way into my heart.

Together, they make me feel things. Things I’ve never expected. This single mom might not know it, but she could be everything I never knew I wanted.  

Leni

I’ve heard all the rumors about Malcolm Wright, the playboy mayor with a trail of broken hearts left in his wake. I try to resist him, really I do, but he’s always there with those devastatingly gorgeous eyes and a sexy smile full of wicked intent. When he hires my business to clean his impressive house, I know I should stay away, yet find my resolve slipping.

Then he meets my son. I fully expect him to run for the hills, but that doesn’t happen. In fact, being near Trace only seems to draw Malcolm and I closer.

Now there are two hearts on the line as I put my trust and faith into the one man in Mason Creek who may not be able to give his own heart in return.




Welcome to Mason Creek, Montana. 
12 Books by 12 Bestselling Authors, all linked together by one fictional small town. 

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

MC ROMANCE ALERT

 

In the mood for some hot alpha bikers?

The Grim Sinner’s MC Originals Series by Leann Ashers is available on all platforms. Each book can be read as a standalone novel.

Adeline

It was completely unexpected. I’d never imagined he would come into my life. From the moment I met him, I knew there was no going back. He made me feel things I had never experienced before:
Safety
Love
Happiness

I was floating on air. Nothing could touch me with him by my side. He became my everything.

Smiley

I’d never expected my life to change upon walking into the Devil Souls MC. At first glance, I almost fell on my ass, and I knew I had to have her. She was everything I never knew I wanted, and hell if that didn’t stir something in me. Adeline gave me something I had been missing my whole life:
Passion
Desire
Contentment

I’m the retired president of the Grim Sinners MC but, in the end, you never really leave. The Devil Souls and The Grim Sinners were brought together to fight the biggest battle yet.

We had to protect our families at any cost.

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BELL
I grew up in a cult, one that kept me completely sheltered from the real life. They even forced me to marry at the age of fourteen.

I was trapped, and life was utter hell until I was offered a way out. I spent months healing and finally being happy for the first time ever.

Then he came into my life.

Maverick rooted himself deep inside my heart from the second I met him. From his cocky grin to his alpha male attitude, I was in love with him.

More importantly, he kept me safe when I needed him most.

MAVERICK
The second I laid eyes on her, I knew she was the one I had waited for my whole life. All I saw was her.

But everything came to a head when her past resurfaced.

The second I saw the fear in her eyes, something inside me snapped. It became my life’s mission to find every single person who hurt her.

After all, I am a Grim Sinner for a reason.
It’s time to Reap.

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It’s been six years since I escaped the horror I called life. 

I was raised in a cult that had forced me to marry a sadistic and evil man. It was absolute hell, but I was finally given a second chance. 

I’ve had time to heal and finally find myself, but the last thing I ever wanted or expected was to fall in love. I figured it wasn’t in the cards for me and you can’t miss something you’ve never had or experienced. 

But the second I met Konrad, he owned my heart. 

It was as if I learned to breathe for the very first time. He came into my life, pushed my barriers, and made it known that I was his. With him, I found my home, my everything.

Until my ex-husband decided that he wanted me back. 

Releasing August 17th 
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MEET THE AUTHOR:
LeAnn Ashers is a blogger-turned-author who spends her days reading and writing. She released her debut novel early 2016, and can't wait to see where this adventure continues to take her. LeAnn enjoys writing about strong-minded females and swoon-worthy, protective alpha males who love their women unconditionally.

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NEW RELEASE: Sledgehammer by JC Jaye

 

Sledgehammer by JC Jaye is LIVE!

Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance
Trope: Blue Collar Romance
Series: Dirty Boys Do It Better, Book 2

Available Now: https://amzn.to/3xY5qA2 

Add it to your TBR on Goodreads: http://bit.ly/SledgehammerTBR
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Start the Dirty Boys Do It Better Series today with Gravedigger, Book #1!


The man’s got a mighty hammer.

Joe “Sledge” Jaggard is the gold standard for imaginative homeowners craving the three B’s: Big, Bearded, and Brawny. But this hardworking hunk isn’t risking his rep with any messy, on-the-job hookups. No way—he’ll do his playing after hours, once he scrubs the sweat off. But when a luscious little kitten hires him for a summerlong project, he’s incurably bewitched.
Just his luck, she’s wearin’ the wrong man’s ring…

The lady’s got a mighty dilemma.

Becca Calhoun has inherited her gran’s overrun mansion, and is determined to restore its grandeur with Sledgehammer Inc.’s expertise. But concentrating on her To-Do List isn’t easy, not with a dirty demon singeing her six days a week with his hot green eyes. Dare the future bed-and-breakfast host follow her heart, and ditch control-freak fiancé for laid-back bad boy?

Maybe, but fate’s got other plans…

Contractor and client fall, and they fall hard. But a tumble off a tall ladder and a shocking diagnosis tests their trust and staying power, and the passionate pair learn that even the strongest bond isn’t immune to fissures.

**Adult content and language.



MEET THE AUTHOR:

It was all Rhett and Scarlett's fault.
(Talkin' the grand staircase scene, people.)

Stung by the literary lovebug at a tender young age, JC has been devouring spicy romantic fiction ever since. Seriously... What could possibly be more delectable at the end of a rough day than a big, bad, moody male brought to his alphahole knees by a gorgeous, kick-ass, rock star of a heroine?

Well, besides a hefty goblet of vino and some imported Brie.

Dreaming up "I wish" fantasies while slogging through the woefully Rhett-scarce world, JC invites readers to indulge in decadent escape through her foulmouthed and passion-saturated tales.

You heard foulmouthed, right?


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Monday, July 26, 2021

Cover Reveal: Sevyn by Renee Dyer

 


Sevyn by Renee Dyer is releasing August 9th!
Series: Standalone
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Dark Romance
Trope: Mafia/Dark Romance/Second Chance Romance

Cover Designer: Designs by Dana

Add it to your TBR on Goodreads: https://bit.ly/SevynTBR


Born into rival drug cartels, Kevyn Zozlov and his best friend Esperanza Torres defy the odds, finding laughter in a world full of pain. Ripped away from her at a young age, Kevyn has to learn the difference between family, loyalty, and obedience. Fear keeps him focused each day. Memories fill his dreams at night. Torn between the death he sees daily and what he believes is right, he struggles to decide the kind of man he wants to be—until a promise he makes to his mother, the person he loves more than anyone, changes everything.

“Get out of here and find Esperanza. Promise me.”

Now, Kevyn has to figure out how to make his way to the only friend he ever had—the one person who understands his damaged world. Will she welcome him back with open arms, or turn him away, leaving him more lost than he already is?

With time against him, can he find Esperanza and his happiness, or will he be another casualty of the drug war, buried in an unmarked grave with no one to mourn his loss?



MEET THE AUTHOR:
From a young age Renee Dyer had a love of writing, starting with a doodle pad at age four that soon turned into journals and later computer documents. Poetry became short stories and short stories became a novel.

Although she's surrounded by males all day having three sons, a husband and a hyperactive chocolate lab, she still finds time to be all woman when she escapes into the fantasy of reading and writing romance. That is, until she needs male perspective and garners eye rolling from her husband.

She's a true New Englander. You'll find her screaming profanity at her TV while the Pats play and cuddling under blankets during the cold seasons (which is most of them) reading a good book. To her snow is not a reason to shut things down, only a reason to slow down and admire the beauty. Ask her questions and she'll answer them. She's an open book, pun fully intended.


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Sunday, July 25, 2021

NEW RELEASE: The Villain's Beloved by Bella J


The Villain's Beloved by International Bestselling Author Bella J is LIVE on Kindle Unlimited! 
Genre: Dark Romance
Trope: Mafia, Captive Romance

Available now:

Add it to your TBR on Goodreads today: https://bit.ly/3wjcciI


The Villain’s Captive, book 1 is on sale for 99cents: 


The day Elijah took me, he vowed to tame me.
I tried to fight him. Tried to survive without losing my heart.
But in the end, he did what he said he’d do… tame me.

He claimed me so unapologetically, and I surrendered willingly.
Together we found our place within the darkness.
We succumbed to wicked desires and tainted intentions.

And with every kiss, every touch, I allowed myself to fall deeper. Drowning within the seduction of a killer’s obsession.

I was reckless. Blinded by the promises of a man who wanted nothing but me.
I should have known better. Guarded my heart more fiercely.
After all—nothing good can come from falling for the villain.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR BELLA J

Bella J is an International Bestselling Author, who loves writing dark and gritty romance with alpha-holes who have absolutely no redeeming qualities...until they do. Maybe. 

Some of her bestselling novels/series include:

The Rise of Saint
The Fall of Sin
American Street Kings Series
Royal Mafia Series

She lives in Cape Town, South Africa with her husband, two kids, and a chihuahua who gets treated like royalty. 

Bella J's writing motto: The darker the road to love, the sweeter the HEA.


Thursday, July 22, 2021

EXCERPT REVEAL: Sledgehammer by JC Jaye

 

Sledgehammer by JC Jaye is releasing July 28th!
Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance
Trope: Blue Collar Romance
Series: Dirty Boys Do It Better, Book 2

Pre-Order available: https://amzn.to/3xY5qA2 

Add it to your TBR on Goodreads: http://bit.ly/SledgehammerTBR

Start the Dirty Boys Do It Better Series today with Gravedigger, Book #1!


The man’s got a mighty hammer.

Joe “Sledge” Jaggard is the gold standard for imaginative homeowners craving the three B’s: Big, Bearded, and Brawny. But this hardworking hunk isn’t risking his rep with any messy, on-the-job hookups. No way—he’ll do his playing after hours, once he scrubs the sweat off. But when a luscious little kitten hires him for a summerlong project, he’s incurably bewitched.
Just his luck, she’s wearin’ the wrong man’s ring…

The lady’s got a mighty dilemma.

Becca Calhoun has inherited her gran’s overrun mansion, and is determined to restore its grandeur with Sledgehammer Inc.’s expertise. But concentrating on her To-Do List isn’t easy, not with a dirty demon singeing her six days a week with his hot green eyes. Dare the future bed-and-breakfast host follow her heart, and ditch control-freak fiancé for laid-back bad boy?

Maybe, but fate’s got other plans…

Contractor and client fall, and they fall hard. But a tumble off a tall ladder and a shocking diagnosis tests their trust and staying power, and the passionate pair learn that even the strongest bond isn’t immune to fissures.

**Adult content and language.



EXCERPT:

Whistling through clenched teeth, I pretended to play with corroding hardware, 
while that light, flowery fragrance had me licking my chops, the sound 
of soft, feminine breaths rendering me dizzy. The woman no doubt thought me 
a rude fuck for not making eye contact, but no lie: drowning in those long-lashed 
hazels was the last damned thing my dick and I needed.

Never have seen such stunning eyes, so doe-like and sexy. 
Christ, did I dream about those beauties. 
Pictured them slitted with pleasure, gazing up at me
 from my pillow as I pressed my prick to creaming flesh, 
and shoved it so fuckin’ deep into Kitten’s sweet, snug pussy that she—

Becca blew out a sigh, disrupting the filthy fantasy.

“Well, anyhoo… Just wanted to let you know I’ll be out in the yard 
rassling with weeds the size of small children if you need me for anything. 
It’s such a nice day, I figured I may as well get a little sun while I’m slaving.”

“Right.” 

I grunted, praying the lady of the house planned 
on scoring those rays in a body-shrouding muumuu, as 
opposed to her usual getup of ass-cupping cutoffs and tit-hugging tees.

A full-face veil wouldn’t be a bad idea, either.

Planted like a stump in my shitkickers, I waited to hear the rickety 
screen door slam. Instead of unoiled hinges, a pregnant silence 
throbbed in my ears as Becca’s scent continued to weave its magic around 
my unmoving bulk. A few seconds ticked by before, big surprise, she piped up again.

“Um. There’s a pitcher of fresh-brewed iced tea in the fridge. 
I added a touch of mint from the garden to jazz it up. 
Or there are sodas, if you’d rather. Also, I stocked up on a nice variety 
of cold cuts and cheeses from Louie’s last night, so be sure to 
dig in, Mr. Jaggard. The rolls are on the pantry counter.”

Mr. Jaggard? Arghhhh, again with that unsolicited name? I can’t fuckin’ take it.

Slowly, I spun to face my doom, praying a flap of tool belt canvas 
was doing an adequate job in camouflaging what needed to be camouflaged. 
Squinting across a length of peeling linoleum, I clocked the unholy form 
of Rebecca Calhoun, her scrumptious bod propped against the archway opposite.

Fuck my life, I knew it. Daisy Dukes and a kid-sized tee… 
Same cockjerking ensemble as usual. No goddamned muumuu in sight.

“Becca…” 

I ran a hand through my hair, trying not to gawk at vast expanses 
of honey-gold skin, and the sweetest set of tits gracing God’s green Earth.

“Becca, come on… Enough with the ‘Mr. Jaggard’ crap. 
I told you last week when you hired me I’m on a first-name basis 
with my customers. And you were down with that, or so you said. 
Hope so, ’cause that stuffy handle is my old man’s cuppa tea, not mine.”

Bravely, I forced myself to meet her eyes.

“The size of this project, I’m gonna be in your back pocket ʼtil 
the end of August or beyond, so let’s ditch the formalities, huh?”

Unbidden, my glance flicked to the skimpy denim shrink-wrapped to Kitten’s thighs.

Back pocket? Man, I wish. Better still, how about front zipper?

MEET THE AUTHOR:

It was all Rhett and Scarlett's fault.
(Talkin' the grand staircase scene, people.)

Stung by the literary lovebug at a tender young age, JC has been devouring spicy romantic fiction ever since. Seriously... What could possibly be more delectable at the end of a rough day than a big, bad, moody male brought to his alphahole knees by a gorgeous, kick-ass, rock star of a heroine?

Well, besides a hefty goblet of vino and some imported Brie.

Dreaming up "I wish" fantasies while slogging through the woefully Rhett-scarce world, JC invites readers to indulge in decadent escape through her foulmouthed and passion-saturated tales.

You heard foulmouthed, right?


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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

NEW RELEASE: Quiet Wealth by J.L. Drake

 

Quiet Wealth by J.L. Drake is available on all platforms!!

Series: Quiet Mafia, Book 1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Trope: Mafia Romance

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*Price will go up after release day*

Add it to your TBR on Goodreads: http://bit.ly/QuietWealthTBR

Check it out! You can pre-order book 2 in the Quiet Mafia Series today!
Quiet Secrets: https://www.authorjldrake.com/quiet-mafia-series

A twisted mafia romance about quiet wealth and refined darkness 

Sienna

It’s been ten years since he left me with nothing but a pendant, a photo, and a broken heart. He was but a ghost, there one minute and gone the next. I picked myself up, dried my eyes, and built my life without him. Now he has come back into my life like a raging storm surrounded by crime and bloodshed. I no longer need him, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want him—or just a little taste…

Elio

Ten years ago, I had to leave behind the only light I had in my life. Without her, I live in darkness. I am not proud of the things I’ve done, nor the blood that’s been shed. Everything I did had been to protect her. We live by our code—family, power, loyalty, and protection. Our empire is built on the bones of our enemies. Now that she is back and we have a second chance, they will learn one way or another you do not touch my queen. 

Capri Famiglia will rise to the top no matter the cost, bloodshed, or the lines that will have to be blurred.


EXCERPT:
Stripping down to just my bra and underwear, I slipped into the water and allowed myself to float, proud that I had finally learned to swim. 

“I was beginning to think you were avoiding me.” His voice traveled across the water and vibrated through me. I ducked down, careful to keep my body underneath the water, so just my nose was above the surface. “It’s been quite a while since I’ve seen you here.” He peered into the hidey hole where we hid our notes and grinned. “I see you got my notes.” 

“And you’re swimming.” He placed a hand over his heart playfully. “That hurts.” 

I treaded water and tried to think of something to say as he dropped his jeans and waded into the water in just his boxers. He dipped under the surface and came up right in front of me. 

His dark eyes seemed to be even more intense today, and I felt a jolt when I took a leap and stared into them. It was like someone poured a bucket of warm water over me. 

“Sorry,” I whispered, and his eyes softened like he was happy I spoke. “Things have been hard, and I got a little…” I trailed off, unsure how to explain myself. 

“Lost?” 

“I think to be lost you need to have been found at some point,” I fought back an urge to cry. “I didn’t have a starting point. So…” I shrugged. 

“I missed our notes.” 

“Me too,” I confessed. 

“But I missed you more.” He smiled sweetly. I admired that he could say what he wanted without a care. 

His eyes flickered as something raced through his mind. I could feel his body language change. 

“Do you trust me, Sienna?” I licked my lips and thought about his question. “You know me well enough to know I wouldn’t hurt you, right?” 

I nodded because it was true. Elio had never said or done anything to hurt me in any way. In fact, he had cared for me over the years and never asked for anything in return. I felt like he knew me better than anyone else.

“May I take you to show you something?”

MEET THE AUTHOR:
J. L. Drake was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, later moving to Southern California where she now lives with her husband and two children.

When she is not writing she loves to spend time with her family, travelling or just enjoying a night at home. One thing you might notice in her books is her love of the four seasons.  Growing up on the east coast of Canada the change in the seasons is in her blood and is often mentioned in her writing.

An avid reader of James Patterson, J.L. Drake has often found herself inspired by his many stories of mystery and intrigue.  She hopes you will enjoy her books as much as she has enjoyed writing them.

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PRE-ORDER ALERT: Perfect Kiss by Lacey Black

 

Perfect Kiss by Lacey Black is releasing on July 29th!

Series: Mason Creek, Book 9 - Standalone
Genre: Small Town Romance 
Trope: Opposites Attract Romance, Single Parent

PRE-ORDER ON KU!

Add it to your TBR on Goodreads: https://bit.ly/PerfectKissTBR
Save it to your wish list on BookBub: https://bit.ly/PerfectKissBB


Malcolm

They say opposites attract, but I never understood the phrase until Leni Abbott walked into my office—or more specifically—into my office bathroom, while I was naked. Even as the pink stained her cheeks and she stuttered to speak, I was completely intrigued. She’s unlike anyone I’ve met before and, wildly enough, seems immune to my charms.

She also has a son. A young five-year-old boy, Trace, who blindsides me with his toothless grin and worms his way into my heart.

Together, they make me feel things. Things I’ve never expected. This single mom might not know it, but she could be everything I never knew I wanted.  

Leni

I’ve heard all the rumors about Malcolm Wright, the playboy mayor with a trail of broken hearts left in his wake. I try to resist him, really I do, but he’s always there with those devastatingly gorgeous eyes and a sexy smile full of wicked intent. When he hires my business to clean his impressive house, I know I should stay away, yet find my resolve slipping.

Then he meets my son. I fully expect him to run for the hills, but that doesn’t happen. In fact, being near Trace only seems to draw Malcolm and I closer.

Now there are two hearts on the line as I put my trust and faith into the one man in Mason Creek who may not be able to give his own heart in return.

PRE-ORDER ON KU!

Welcome to Mason Creek, Montana. 
12 Books by 12 Bestselling Authors, all linked together by one fictional small town. 

Read the new releases and pre-order the upcoming titles available on Kindle Unlimited: https://amzn.to/3hBpC4j


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