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New Book Alert: Inked Hearts by Lindsay Detwiler

Inked Hearts

by Lindsay Detwiler
Publication Date: October 21, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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“Six years, a complex about my freckles, a love for pastrami, and a fear of failure.
That’s what he gave me before slaughtering my heart and my faith in men.”

Suffering from the sting of betrayal, twenty-eight-year-old Avery Johannas quits her job and moves hundreds of miles away to Ocean City, the beach town of her dreams. With the help of her zany roommate, Jodie, Avery finds a new career, home, and freedom. Throughout her self-exploration, she makes only one rule: She won’t give her heart to a man again. She’s living for herself this time.

But then she meets Jesse.

A tattoo shop owner, the green-eyed Jesse Pearce is wild with a touch of mystery. As Jesse and Avery explore Ocean City and their friendship, they’ll have a hard time drawing a line in the sand between their hearts.

When summer nights get a little more heated than either expected, they’ll have to ask themselves: Can they let go of their notions of love, or will their hearts be permanently inked by past pain?

About Lindsay Detwiler

An English teacher, an author, and a fan of anything pink and/or glittery, Lindsay’s the English teacher cliché; she loves cats, reading, Shakespeare, and Poe.

She currently lives in her hometown with her husband, Chad (her junior high sweetheart); their cats, Arya, Amelia, Alice, Marjorie, and Bob; and their Mastiff, Henry.

Lindsay’s goal with her writing is to show the power of love and the beauty of life while also instilling a true sense of realism in her work. Some reviewers have noted that her books are not the “typical romance.” With her novels coming from a place of honesty, Lindsay examines the difficult questions, looks at the tough emotions, and paints the pictures that are sometimes difficult to look at. She wants her fiction to resonate with readers as realistic, poetic, and powerful. Lindsay wants women readers to be able to say, “I see myself in that novel.” She wants to speak to the modern woman’s experience while also bringing a twist of something new and exciting. Her aim is for readers to say, “That could happen,” or “I feel like the characters are real.” That’s how she knows she’s done her job.

Lindsay’s hope is that by becoming a published author, she can inspire some of her students and other aspiring writers to pursue their own passions. She wants them to see that any dream can be attained and publishing a novel isn’t out of the realm of possibility.

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Cover Reveal: K Webster

The Day She Cried

by K. Webster
Publication Date: October 17, 2017
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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She was my first love.
She was my first hate.
The very sun in my world tried to burn me alive with her lies and cruelty.
Until I dimmed her light for good…
Or so I thought.

Now she’s back.
Cracked. Broken. Lost.
And for the first time in a long time, I feel free.
Free from our past. Free from my present that suffocates me. Free to destroy her future.

Her misery is my music.
Thrilling. Invigorating. Intoxicating.

For so long, all I’ve done is hate her.
So why do I love her?

About K. Webster

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K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

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Review & Book Giveaway: Summer Maiden: Persephone’s Fall by Author Eva Darcy

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Book: Summer Maiden: Persephone’s Fall

Publication date: September 11, 2017

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Summer Maiden: Persephone’s Fall is a standalone erotic charged retelling of a classic Greek myth. Persephone daughter of Demeter Goddess of harvest and agriculture is taken by Hades the God of the underworld, Ms. Darcy puts spicy spin on a much-loved classic. This book is not for the faint of heart, this story contains scenes that some might find disturbing. If you have a great appreciation for dark erotic romance and can keep an open mind, this will be a satisfying short read.

The story opens with Kore a young woman eager to see the world, she falls in love with the idea of being desired. She soon learns that seduction is a dangerous game with costly consequences. Aidoneus is a tortured soul who does not believe in love, when his eyes lands on the beautiful Kore he is drawn to her innocence and her naiveté. Kore learns that being in love is not all roses and sunshine when your love interest is the God of the Underworld. Erotic romance writer and history scholar Eva Darcy weaves her extensive knowledge of the Greek Gods into a tasty morsel of forbidden romance. The only growth area in this story is it was too short, it leaves an ache to read more and to know more.

The characters were complex, well-developed and believable. The scenes were painted exquisitely on each page, pulling the reader from reality and into a world created by Ms. Darcy. If I had to describe this story in a few words it would be fresh, enticing and electrifying. This is a story told by maiden Kore and then by Persephone the Queen of the Underworld. I look forward to reading more from Ms. Darcy.

After reading this story I loved it so much that I am giving four of my readers an opportunity to read this wonderful book. Below is a link to a digital book giveaway, four lucky readers will be gifted Summer Maiden: Persephone’s Fall by Eva Darcy. In support of indie authors don’t forget to leave a review as a courtesy, it is not required but will be appreciated.

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About the Author

Eva Darcy is a writer of erotica with a grad degree in history, who used to teach Western Civ. (And secretly spent too much class time dreaming about the stories behind the ancient stories…) Love of writing, love of history, and a slightly naughty romantic streak have all converged into writing stories based on mythology and history. She began with the ancient Greek myth of Persephone because that myth has always resonated so strongly with her. When she saw Bernini’s “Rape of Proserpina” statue in the Borghese Gallery in Rome, she knew she had to write Kore’s story. SUMMER MAIDEN is a stand-alone story, but Darcy intends to write more stories in this world, so expect more cross-over characters in other erotic romance novellas. Next up? Apollo and Daphne.

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New Release: Alpha Squad by Lorelei Moone

Alpha Squad: The Complete Collection

by Lorelei Moone
Alpha Squad, #1-4
Publication Date: September 22, 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Shifters, Boxed Set

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It has only been a few months since humanity found out about the various shifters that live among them. This brave new world is not without its challenges; neither for the humans or the shifters. Alpha Squad is formed to help law enforcement agencies deal with shifter related matters, and not a moment too soon! Follow the brave men and women of the squad as they try to come to terms with their new reality, catch criminals and find love along the way.

Boot Camp
Bear shifter Eric King is asked to join Alpha Squad; a task force meant to promote cooperation between shifters and humans in law enforcement, but there are problems: Is Alpha Squad even a serious initiative? And how will he focus on his training when his inner bear insists that the squad leader is his mate?

Friends & Foes
Alpha Squad has received its very first assignment and bear shifter Adam King is excited to jump head-first into the action. Upon investigating a string of seemingly shifter related murders, he finds himself torn between his job and the local police’s main suspect; Felicity Weir; female bear shifter and Adam’s fated mate…

Infiltrator
For the past six months, Thomas Blackwood has been serving two masters: he’s been an active part of Alpha Squad, but only on his old alpha’s say-so. When he finds himself stuck in between two sets of clashing orders, he must make a choice: who does he truly serve? And what would the woman of his dreams, Private Callahan, think of him if she knew he was a traitor?

Showdown
Upon joining Alpha Squad, bear shifter hybrid Sean McMillan realizes there’s a lot more to being a shifter than occasionally sprouting some fur. His first mission: a double murder. That shouldn’t be too hard for the experienced former police detective, but he didn’t count on coming across lab assistant Erin Reid who shows an unusual amount of interest in him. Strangely, the feeling is mutual…

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Lorelei Moone is an up-and-coming author of paranormal romance based in London. A lover of all things sweet, and caffeinated, when she’s not writing about sexy bear shifters and their strong-willed curvaceous love interests, Lorelei can be found baking cookies or cakes for her family.

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The Queen

by Skye Warren
Publication Date: September 19, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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THE FINAL BOOK IN THE MASTERPIECE DUET!

I have one chance at a new life. A college education. A future outside of Tanglewood’s dark walls. For a breathless moment it seems like I might actually escape.

Then I get a phone call from home.

Damon Scott is my own personal dragon, the fight I’ve always lost, the secret hope of my heart. And he needs my help right now. Only my mind can solve the puzzle. Only my presence can keep him sane as the city fights against him.

Only my heart can unlock a man with such a tragic past.

This is my final gamble, with everything at stake. One last game to win a future for both of us.

And a love strong enough to break the city apart.

THE QUEEN is the final novel in the bestselling Masterpiece duet, about a game of lies and loyalty, of betrayal and power, and ascension to the city’s throne.

About Skye Warren

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the
Chicago Underground series. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, two sweet dogs, and one evil cat.

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Excerpt of The Queen by Skye Warren

I flinch, glad he can’t see me across two thousand miles. Even working in the kitchens most nights only covers my food, my textbooks. Not the tuition bill. “You’re the one who wanted him to work for you. You’re the one who made him the stake in our last game.”

“And you’re the one who lost,” he says lightly.

“Do you know where he is?”

“Of course. Like you said, he works for me. I would be a careless employer if I let my men go wandering off, gambling and racking up debt and questioning their loyalty to me.”

A shiver runs through me. “Then where is he?”

“He’s a grown-up, Penny. Like you are now. He’s responsible for himself. You only need to worry about your studies. I’m sure Algebraic Topology is taking up plenty of your focus.”

It’s one of my courses this semester. How does he know that?

“Stop playing with me.”

“Why should I?” he says with a soft laugh. “It’s so much fun.”

Frustration stings my eyes, hot and damp. I look up at the wide-open sky, willing myself not to cry. There are a million stars visible here, most of the land owned by Smith College or one of the other campuses. So much land, so much pride. There aren’t buildings climbing on top of other buildings, as if they might sink into the concrete ground if they don’t. There aren’t glass towers reaching to an endless black sky.

“I’m never coming back,” I say abruptly.

His laugh falls silent. “I know.”

“I hate it there. I hate Tanglewood and being powerless. And most of all I hate you.”

The last part is a lie, because I don’t hate him. I’m drawn to him; I’m repelled by him. It’s f

ar too complex a relationship, an equation I’ve never been able to write. It makes me wonder if I’m lying about the other parts—if maybe some twisted part of me misses home.

If some twisted part of me misses being powerless, too.

“Ah, Penny,” he says, sounding infinitely weary. “I hate you too.”

The words shock me, but the hurt inside shocks me more. He shouldn’t be able to wound me. Three years away from home, growing up, growing strong. It should have been enough armor to protect against anything he could say to me. But the arrow sinks deep, proving that I’ll never be able to escape him.

“What did I do to you?” I ask, quiet, in a voice like I’m six years old again. Like I’m speaking to the wild boy I found by the lake, one I lured into my trailer like a wolf.

He answers the same way, a surly teenage boy, fierce and vulnerable at once. “You made me care. You made me want, when I needed to leave. You made me feel, when I would have preferred to die. You brought me back to life.”

And I condemned him to torture. That’s what happened when he sacrificed himself so that I could stay safe. Two children with so few choices. “I’m sorry,” I whisper.

“Don’t worry. I got my revenge, after all.”

My blood runs cold, almost subzero at the words. There’s only one person left in my sad little family. One person he could hurt. “Did you hurt him?”

“By giving him a job when he couldn’t hold one down? By paying him enough that his daughter could escape the city, could go to a fancy college instead of becoming a corner-store whore? Yes, I’ve been horrible to him. A monster.”

“Then why isn’t he answering his phone?”

In the pause I can picture him in a threepiece suit, reclining in one of his ridiculously expensive leather chairs. Some amber liquid in a crystal-cut glass. “Don’t come back,” he says, his voice grim. “You made it out of here. Let that be enough.”

A soft click ends the connection, leaving me bereft.

And more worried than before.

Something is happening in Tanglewood, something bad enough for my father not to call, something horrible enough that even Damon Scott has warned me away. I look up at the infinite stars, but they’re dimmer than before. The whole world muted. It wasn’t a new life that I found so far from home. It was a long dream, and now I’m painfully awake.

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Light of the Spirit

by Lisa Kessler
Muse Chronicles #4
Publication Date: September 18, 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Standalone

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SYNOPSIS:

The gods never sleep…

As the mortal vessel for the Muse of Comedy, Lia Youlos lights up every room with laughter and smiles. But there are darker forces at work, and they want to snuff out her light forever.

Cooper Hanover is a hardworking paramedic who healed Lia after a fire, but something happened that day, something medical science couldn’t explain. And if he doesn’t figure out how it works soon, the next healing could kill him.

Lia’s smile and sharp wit tempt him to love again, and he’s not going to let anyone, not even the gods, take her from him.

The Prophecy“Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse.”

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Lisa Kessler is a Best Selling author of dark paranormal fiction. She’s a two-time San Diego Book Award winner for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror and Best Published Romance. Her books have also won the PRISM award, the Award of Excellence, the National Excellence in Romantic Fiction Award, the Award of Merit from the Holt Medallion, and an International Digital Award for Best Paranormal.

Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award.

When she’s not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, and has performed with San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego.

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Review: Alpha’s Temptation

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tech Billionaire Jackson King is an Alpha lone wolf who does not need the comforts of a pack. One run in with hacker Kylie McDaniel and the sexy hacker has King wishing for things he thought he could stay away from. The attraction between them is undeniable and her presence sends his wolf in a mating frenzy. Jackson is curious to explore this new lust filled desire quest in getting to know Kylie in ways she could never imagine; an unknown enemy threaten to disrupt his quiet life he built for himself. Danger seem to follow Kylie the first woman who ever catches his wolf interest but can he trust her.

Alpha’s Temptation by Renee Rose and Lee Savino is an action-packed, moderately paced erotic fantasy that stars a hacker Kylie McDaniel who is due to her dark past must live under another identity to keep danger at bay. She catches the attention of Billionaire Jackson King, CEO with a reputation of keeping to himself. Kylie tries to build a normal life for herself but danger catches up to her just when she feels safe. Alpha’s Temptation’s has life-like imagery and carefully crafted characters.
The imagery in this story showcases the authors’ knowledge of the terrain and places introduced; the devil is in the small details and that made the story credible keeping me engrossed in the world they created. The characters were expertly built showing innocence and flaws clearly depicting the human condition. On my hot meter I would rate this book spicy, attention was spent on a realistic progression of the relationship. This is a sexy read with traces of Bdsm that might make some others uncomfortable, it was subtle and not over the top.
The only flaw in this book is the suspense should be held a little longer the problem was resolved too quickly and the ending was cliché. I was given a copy of this book from Netgalley and I was not required to provide a review.
This was a great read, and I look forward to reading from these authors again.

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Aversion: Review & Giveaway

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Take a moment, think back to every reckless decision you’ve ever made. Sneaking out late after your parents grounded you, ditching class to hang out with friends or getting fake ids to get into a popular club. Now think about every sensible decision you’ve ever made, the split decisions we make and in hindsight we are grateful to have averted disaster. Are we really in control of our actions?

Gemma Green is not your everyday loner at high school, she is a part of an ancient secret society called Averters. Averters are our mortal guardians and their sole purpose in life is to keep us from making reckless decisions that would yield lifelong consequences. Gemma has trained all her life to be a competent Averter. As the only female of her kind, she must work twice as hard and trust no one. After her first Aversion leaves traces of an error, she slowly understands all that she is and the many secrets of the Averter society. Russ is a handsome, popular athlete at school and Gemma’s new-found temptation. Gemma feels a strange connection with Russ, one she doesn’t intend to explore. Gemma soon learns you can’t out run fate and even an Averter can be surprised.

 

Aversion is the first book in the mentalist series by author Kenechi Ugodu. Aversion is an action-packed young adult fantasy romance; readers are transported in the mind of Gemma Green the only female Averter of her kind. If you think puberty was scary, try adding the complications supernatural changes. The chemistry between the main characters Russ and Gemma is  reminiscent of  first love. It shows love at its purest and most innocent form. Aversion tackles themes like self-discovery, growing up and doing the right thing. Each character was carefully crafted and the small town Sandes became a real place.

Sandes is a small town where most of the story takes place. Kenechi described this quiet town appealing to the reader’s five senses. I can smell the stench of an old cafe and I can describe the feeling of getting an ice-cream sundae at a popular hangout.

If you are a paranormal fantasy junkie and you’re looking for a unique fix look no further. Aversion is a beautifully written story with lessons applicable to real life. Come join Gemma and Russ on their many adventures. Welcome to the real world where Averters are the only one saving us from a curse and a blessing, free will.

 

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