Julia Sykes-War of Hearts

Julia Sykes writes some very, very steamy books. The books have a good story to go along with all that steam too, so that’s all good. War of Hearts fits really well into the rest of her books, so I was really happy that I got to read it.

Ashlyn is a Harvard student who does everything she can to get her father’s approval. She studies hard, keeps her head down, and generally stays out of trouble. Her only real bit of rebellion against her dad is that she is getting an art history degree instead of a psych degree like her dad wanted. While she is still working hard at school, she’s having a really hard time personally. A few weeks ago, a man named Marco came and told her boyfriend Joseph that he had to leave and go home. She is heartbroken and is trying to just get through life without Joseph.

Joseph has been moping around Marco’s house. He came home because he had to because of family politics, but he was much happier living in Cambridge and being a bartender where he could be with Ashlyn. He knows that he did the right thing to keep Ashlyn safe, but that doesn’t make his decision any easier.

Marco is Joseph’s best friend. They are close enough that they nearly brothers. They’ve shared just about everything in the past, including women. Marco is tired of Joseph moping around, so he does something about it. One day, he goes and tells Joseph that he has a surprise. Marco leads Joseph into his bedroom where a drugged Ashlyn is laying. Marco tells Joseph that he has had Ashlyn under surveillance to keep her safe and that their enemies have been nosing around her, so he brought her to the house to keep her safe, and oh yeah, now Joseph can stop moping around like someone has ripped out his heart because here’s Ashlyn.

When Ashlyn wakes up, she sees Joseph and is so happy to see him. Then she sees Marco. She’s terrified of Marco because he looks scary and he lays out some hard truths for her. Ashlyn keeps clinging to Joseph so that she doesn’t have to interact with Marco, and avoids Marco every chance she gets. That’s not always as easy as she might wish since she’s sleeping in his room, in his bed. She isn’t always as successful as she would wish, and avoiding him gets even harder when she finds his sketchbook where he’s drawn pictures of her that she can’t get out of her mind.

Alrighty, you know what’s going to happen now. I really like the interaction between everyone in this book, as separate couples and as the full menage. Both Joseph and Marco offer something to Ashlyn that meets separate needs that she has. She manages to meet both of their needs, so it’s a win/win/win all around. The external drama gets kind of scary at times, and it balances out the sweetness of the relationship that the three of them create quite well.

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Marco makes a really good Daddy, and takes really good care of Ashlyn. I think that Joseph is more of a medium size M instead of a full capital M. He’s dominant to Ashlyn, but Marco is the one who ultimately controls everything when it comes to their sex life, at least. Marco and Joseph don’t have any sexual interaction, but that doesn’t mean that Joseph still isn’t getting Dom’ed. That’s just my opinion on the matter, so if you have a different take, I’d be more than happy to hear about it, please and thank you. I’m always happy to see what other people have to say about the books I read.

I didn’t quite see the end happening the way that it did, but I’m not going to say that I don’t like it. I do quite like it, and it was unexpected, so that was good.

OK, that’s all I have to say about WoH. There is a prequel to it that’s free, so go check it out for some backstory. We’ve got a couple busy days, so buckle up, buttercup. Meanwhile, happy reading!

Cora Brent-Turn Available Now

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Gentry Generations: Book Two
by Cora Brent
Publication Date: January 12, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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CASSIE
I’m determined to leave my mistakes in the past.
These days I’m back in school, I’m surrounded by my wonderful, crazy family and I’m working for my dad.
Then Curtis Mulligan happens.
A supposedly reformed gang member from the rundown prison town where my folks grew up, Curtis looks like he was built for mayhem.
We have nothing in common.
If he hadn’t taken a job working for my father, our paths wouldn’t even cross.
But I can’t admit that menacing mix of ink and muscle has flipped a switch inside of me.
It’s an impulse I’m determined to ignore.
However, when Curtis turns out to be much more than he seems and steps between me and a bad situation, I wind up owing him a hell of a favor.
And I can’t think of anything but paying him back…

CURTIS
I should have been dead a dozen times over but somehow I’m still here.
I’m grateful for the chance to keep my head down and act like a regular citizen. Screwing up isn’t an option and getting naked with the boss’s daughter is no way to thank the man for a job.
Besides, sweet, clueless Cassie Gentry isn’t the kind of girl I’m used to entertaining myself with. I had planned to keep my hands off even if she begged for it.
But that was before I realized Cassie is much more than a pretty face.
She just might be the girl who can turn me around for good…

*TURN is the latest book set in the Gentry world from USA Today and NYT Bestselling author Cora Brent. May be read as a stand alone.*

 About Cora Brent

Cora Brent was born in a cold climate and escaped as soon as it was legally possible. Now, she lives in the desert with her husband, two kids and a prickly pear cactus she has affectionately named ‘Spot’. Cora’s closet is filled with boxes of unfinished stories that date back her 1980’s childhood and all her life she has dreamed of being an author.  Amazingly, she is now a New York Times and USA Today bestselling writer of contemporary romance and begs not to be awakened from this dream.

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My Torin Is Live!

My Torin

by K. Webster

Publication Date: January 9, 2018

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Psychological Romance

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I’m a freak, a misfit, an odd end.

Abandoned and unloved.

But my happiness is so close I can taste it.

Until he shows up.

Gorgeous, expensive, and all man.

Sad brown eyes and a brilliant smile.

And he wants me to go with him.

His intentions are hidden.

His motives are unclear.

Yet, I leave with him because there’s no happiness here.

What he promises feels too good to be true…

A castle. A fortune. And horses too.

It’s too easy.

Nothing in my life has ever been easy.

What’s the catch?

There’s always a catch.

About K. Webster

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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Sara Fields-Sold to the Beasts

Here’s our 2nd blog for today. It’s all about Sara Fields’ newest book, Sold to the Beasts. This is the 4th book in the Captive Bride series, and if you remember, I’ve reviewed one of the other books in that series here, Taming Their Pet, way back in September, I think. Whenever it was, it was another great book in a series that I really enjoy. Beast is no different. I think each of her books in this series gets better and better, and considering how much I liked the first book, that’s really saying something. But, enough of that, let’s crack on, shall we?

This story is all about Michelle, Roan, and Dane.

Like the other brides, Michelle was an illegal 3rd child. Her family were notorious crime lords in LA, and they kept her hidden, right up until the point when they decided to sell off her virginity and had her tied to a bed. Luckily, the police busted in right at that moment. Unluckily, they found out her status and sent her to the training center so that she can be trained and sold to aliens as a bride.

While she’s there, Michelle gets caught up in some trouble. The warden tells her that she has the perfect situation for Michelle. She also guarantees that Michelle will have a happy relationship with mates who love her and cherish her, which is what Michelle has always wanted, a family who wants her, loves her, and makes her feel happy. I mean, who can blame her, everyone wants that, especially someone who had a shitty growing up, like Michelle.

So, after a week-long voyage, Michelle’s ship lands at the gate of a remote mansion covered in roses. She’s wearing the beautiful blue dress that she was sent and is nervously waiting to meet her mates. However, the man who meets her isn’t one of them. He’s Sir Gregory, the man who runs the house for Dane and Roan. They aren’t available to meet her.

Dane and Roan are brothers and will share a mate. They were warriors who were cursed and now live in isolation way in the far, snowy north surrounded by a forest. They are in deep mourning and the mansion is quiet.

When the brothers see Michelle and the dress that she is wearing, they get very angry. They didn’t send for her, they don’t want her, they want nothing to do with her. Poor Michelle, all she wants is a happy family, and now it’s been ripped away. Sir Gregory shows her the library, and she spends a good chunk of time hiding in the library until the brothers find out that she’s been hiding there and is slowly losing weight.

OK, this is the point where I go on and you get to decide whether or not you want to risk spoilers. I got so mad at Dane and Roan in this book. I mean, I wanted to go dope slap the both of them. If I could have figured out a way to get into the book, they would’ve had their heads smacked together just like the 3 Stooges. If you’ve read other Sara Fields books, you know that she loves to give us an HEA, and Beasts is no different. There’s a lot of spanking and hot sex. Yummmmmm. Each book I say that this is the best book of the series, and I think this one really is the best book of the series. It’s my new favorite. Definitely going to be a regular reread.

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Michelle is a lot more patient with her boys than I would’ve been. I swear, she has the patience of a saint.

One of the things I loved so much about this book is that Michelle isn’t cowed by her two men. Sarah never really writes weak women, but Michelle is the toughest, I think. I mean, she goes out and kicks some ass. Of course, there are going to be consequences, but she doesn’t hesitate to go out and do what she thinks is right for Roan and Dane. I loved that about her. I hope that she keeps her boys on their toes and that she never loses that fire.

OK, I got all kinds of feelz about this, but if I say anything else, I’m going to end up spoiling it, and you’ll miss out on this book. You don’t want to miss out, trust me.

So, tomorrow is another double, Wednesday Noir and Renee Rose, so stay tuned for that. Meanwhile, happy reading!

Mr. North is live!

I’ll be blogging this one later this afternoon, so be sure to watch this space!

MR NORTH FINAL COVER

Law student Beth Dreymon is out of money and struggling hard. If she wants to finish her degree, she’s going to have to earn some money and fast. When she learns of an exciting opportunity—playing chess with New York’s most elusive billionaire—the offer sounds too good to be true. Reassured the offer is legit, Beth gets her game face on and prepares to geek out…

Only, when she steps foot into Raphael North’s luxurious penthouse, the rulebook goes flying out of the floor-to-ceiling windows. North is beautiful and damaged—a terrible temptation—and he has his sights set on winning Beth over. He’s just a job, though. A job Beth needs in order to make ends meet. If she plans on making her life in New York work, she needs to keep her eye on the prize. The road to hell is paved with good intentions, however, and it isn’t long before Beth finds herself entangled in Raphael’s world of dark desire.

Captor.

Curator.

Lover.

Enigma.

Beth should run from the devastatingly attractive blue-eyed devil, but Mr North has other ideas…and he’s about to make his next move.

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Raphael North stands on the other side of the abnormally thick glass. He’s dressed in a plain dark blue t-shirt, and a pair of washed out blue jeans. His feet are completely bare. His hair is even darker than it was in his picture, if that’s at all possible. Almost curly, too. It’s then that I realize it’s wet—he must have just gotten out of the shower. There are small dark patches on his t-shirt where water has obviously soaked through the material.

He turns those startling vivid green eyes on me and I’m breathless all over again. It feels like I’m tumbling over some steep cliff face, a weightless sensation turning my stomach over as I fall. Inside, I’m back to wanting to flee the building. Externally, I’m praying to deities of faiths and religions all over the world that I don’t look like I’m about to slump in an unconscious mess on the floor right in front of him. My top lip begins to twitch—something that only happens when I’m really, really anxious. Without thinking, I press my fingertips to my mouth, as if I can put a halt to the twitching by touch alone. A strange look passes over Raphael’s face. A slight movement at the corner of his mouth. I can’t decide if it’s displeasure or amusement. Either way, the reaction is fleeting, barely noticeable at all, and then his face is a blank mask again. He places his hand on a curved silver handle on the other side of the door, and then pulls it toward him, opening it. There are no barriers now. Nothing standing between myself and a man whispered and gossiped about by an entire city. Screw that, an entire nation. I’m in an enviable position right now, but I’d gladly thank the universe if the ground opened up and swallowed me whole.

The first words Raphael North speaks to me will haunt me until the day I die. He angles his head ever so slightly to one side, then says, “Your toenail polish is chipped, Ms. Dreymon.”

Lord have mercy. His voice is deep but soft. It has no hard edges, but at the same time his tone is overflowing with self-confidence and command.

I’m sorry, I…wasn’t aware of your no-shoe policy.”

About the Author

Callie Hart is a USA Today bestselling author of dark romance novels. She is an obsessive romantic who loves throwing a dark twist into her stories. Her characters are imperfect, flawed individuals who dictate when she eats, sleeps and breathes. She loves to travel, and often pens her books when she’s on the road, drawing inspiration from her often unique and wild surroundings.

If she’s not writing, you’ll undoubtedly find her with her nose buried deep in a book, or binge watching Game of Thrones.

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Obession Mine Is Live!

I stole her in the night. Caged her because I can’t live without her. She’s my love, my addiction, my obsession.

I will do anything to keep Sara mine.

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“You will never do this again.” My voice is low and hard as I grip her shoulders and pull back to meet her startled gaze, the fear inside me swamped by fierce determination. “You will not run from me, Sara. Ever. There’s nobody out there who can help you, no place you can hide from me. And if you try this futile stunt again, you’ll regret it—I give you my word on that. You think you know what I’m capable of, but you haven’t even scratched the surface. You have no idea of the lengths I’ll go to, ptichka, no clue what I’m willing to do to have you. You’re mine, and you’re staying mine—now and for as long as we’re both alive.”

I can feel her muscles tensing as I speak, and I know I’m scaring her. It’s not what I want, but I have to keep her from these escape attempts.

I have to keep her safe.

“Peter, please…” Her soft hazel eyes fill with tears as her palms come up to press against my chest. “Don’t do this. This isn’t love. Even you must realize that. I’m sorry for everything you’ve lost, for what George did to your family. And I know—” She swallows, holding my gaze. “I know there’s something between us, something that shouldn’t be there… something that doesn’t make any sense. You feel it, and I feel it too. But that doesn’t make this right. You can’t stalk someone into loving you, can’t intimidate her into caring. For as long as you’re keeping me here, I’m your captive, no matter what you make me say… no matter what you coerce me into. Whether I run or not, I’m not yours—and I never will be. Not like this.”

Every word she speaks is like a knife puncturing my liver. “How then?” My words come out harsh and desperate, violent in their intensity. “Tell me, Sara. How can I have you? What other way can we be together?”

Her gaze mirrors my torment. “We can’t,” she chokes out, her delicate nails scraping over my skin as her hands curl into fists against my chest. “This isn’t meant to be, Peter. We’re not meant to be. Not with the past we share—not with who and what we are.”

“No.” My rejection is visceral, instinctive. “No, you’re wrong.”

Realizing I’m gripping her shoulders with biting force, I release her and step back, then turn away to turn off the water, using the small task to regain some control. Now that I’m no longer freezing, my body is starting to respond to her nakedness, my hunger for her sharp and dark, aggravated by the volatile brew of anger and frustrated longing. If I don’t calm down, I will take her, and I will hurt her.

I will fuck her until she breaks and admits she belongs to me.

She’s crying when I turn back to face her, the tears mixing with the wetness on her cheeks. “Peter, please…” She reaches over to grip my hand, her slender fingers wrapping around my palm imploringly. “Please, just let me go. This isn’t what you want, not really. I can’t be your family. I can’t be their replacement. Can’t you see that? It’s just not meant to be. What you want is not—”

You are what I want.” Tugging my hand out of her hold, I fist it in her hair and wrap my other arm around her waist, molding her against me. She sucks in a sharp breath, her peaked nipples brushing against my chest, and my cock throbs, hard and ready against her silky stomach as I say thickly, “You, Sara, are everything I want. I don’t give a fuck about the past, or what is or isn’t meant to be. We make our own fate—we choose our own destiny—and I chose you. I don’t care if the rest of the world thinks it’s wrong, if I have to fight an army to hold on to you. I found you, I took you, and I’m keeping you—and I’m never going to set you free.”

Dirty Fairy Tales

Do you like fairy tales? How about adult fairy tales? Well, have I got a treat for you!

13 authors have gotten together to write us some Dirty Fairy Tales. You know you want to hit up Amazon and take a look at them. I also have a link for you to go to a release party today. You will get to go, meet the authors, get a chance to win some prizes, and just have fun, in general. It’s in the Dark and Dirty Romance Book Club on Facebook. It’s today, 10/5, 3-9:30 pm EST.


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