Our Book Review – Father by Clarissa Wild

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Forgive them Father for they have sinned.

Frank, a preacher.
Laura, a beautiful woman.
One moment in the confessional.
A dirty act committed.
They couldn’t help it.
They both needed it.
The desire too strong.
They needed that one moment like they both needed air.

But what they don’t realise is that their paths are going to cross in the most dark and dangerous way.
What they don’t know is they have a connection, a past they already both share.
A past shrouded in blood, evil, darkness and death.
A past that will come back to haunt them both.
A past that will become their reality.
Secrets will be revealed.
Evil will surface.
Death will come.
Blood will be shed.
Revenge will be taken.
But at what cost?

Welcome to Frank and Laura’s world.

I am literally lost for words….Literally.
I have absolutely no clue what to say.
I am speechless.
I absolutely loved it. 

Dark and seriously twisted.
Sinfully delicious.
Naughty and humorous.
Filthy and dirty.
Wrong, just wrong.
But god what an absolute brilliant read.
I couldn’t put it down.
I loved every single page turned.
I couldn’t get enough.
I just wanted more and more.
Yes greedy…..Isn’t that a sin?
Maybe so, but Clarissa Wild absolutely nailed this novel to the point that it completely consumed me. 
I just couldn’t get enough.
Now granted it may not be for everyone, because after all this is a novel about a preacher who for lack of a better word is just plain sinful, but I honestly can’t recommend it highly enough.

Go on, I know you want to.
Read it guys, you will not be disappointed, even if it is a sin.

5 stars 

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Author Spotlight – Amy L. Gale

 

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HOT ROCK STAR ROMANCE
How would you fair out dating a Rock Star?

BLISSFUL TRAGEDYAmbitious 22-year-old Lexie Waters is intent on taking the advertising world by storm. When she’s offered the soon to be open position she’s been vying for at a swanky advertising agency, there’s only one last summer separating her from dreams of corporate success. Still bitter from catching her boyfriend cheating, she heads out for a night of fun to see her favorite band, Devil’s Garden, but fun turns into utter embarrassment when she insults the enticingly confident lead singer, Van Sinclair. Van is intrigued by Lexie’s ability to resist his charm and secretly obtains her cell number. Shocked but eager to get to know this captivating rocker, Lexie accepts Van’s invitation to see his next show, which requires an overnight stay. The overwhelming feelings that follow take them both by surprise, and with two months left before starting her sought after new position, Lexie joins the tour. As she’s catapulted into the world of groupies and wild parties, she questions Van’s commitment to her. So what happens at summer’s end when time runs out?



BLISSFUL DISASTER
One night stands.

Career-driven Ali Whitman, never dreamed of having one, until she finds herself waking up next to a handsome tattooed man she knows nothing about. After celebrating her promotion to field reporter at Entertainment Rocks! magazine, she breaks her number one rule – to focus on work without the distraction of the opposite sex.

Rules.

Tyler Young lives by his own set. As bassist for Devil’s Garden, he exudes sexual energy and lives for the moment; no strings attached, no regrets, and no looking back.

When the two are brought face to face during an interview it goes sour, sparking a string of disasters. As their feelings for each other grow, they find themselves living by a new set of rules, but demons from the past haunt their new found love. Is it possible to crawl from the ashes of the aftermath or will it all go down in flames?

 


🏈CHRISTMAS BLITZ🏈 

 

Small town real estate agent Holly Clifford is counting the seconds until she pays off the debt incurred from caring for her sick mother and can move out of Hilldale Vermont forever. After forfeiting her college scholarship to law school to be at her mother’s side, she obtained her real estate license and took a position at Trust Reality. Nick Shaw is on the path to victory. As a high school football hero turned rookie star wide receiver of the newest NFL team, the Iowa Talons, success is all he knows. But sometimes there’s things fame and money can’t buy. When Nick returns to Hilldale, he puts an offer on a lakeside mansion up for sale by Trust Reality and turns Holly’s life upside down. Can she stay on track and resist Nick’s charm or will she be blitzed by Hilldale’s football hero this Christmas? 

💖✫BLISSFUL VALENTINE: A NOVELLA✫💖 
 
Straight-laced 19-year-old Brooke Powers has two goals: First, avoid the party scene and all the drama and disaster that go along with it. Second, focus on attaining her Marketing and Business degrees. When her roommate begs her to attend a fraternity party she reluctantly obliges, but gets more than she bargained for when she meets enticingly charismatic fraternity brother, Dean Parker. After a mishap causes her to wake up in the worst possible place she can imagine, she vows to stay away from anything or anyone fraternity related. Staying away from Dean is a daily battle, one she’s slowly losing. When her feelings conjure up old demons from the past, her strategically planned future turns into chaos. Brooke is desperate to keep herself on track. Will Dean be her downfall or is he exactly what she needs?Valentine’s Day isn’t always complete bliss.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 
 Romance author by night, pharmacist by day, Amy Gale loves rock music and the feel of sand between her toes. She attended Wilkes University where she graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. In addition to writing, she enjoys baking, scary movies, rock concerts, and reading books at the beach. She lives in the lush forest of Northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, six cats, and golden retriever. 

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Release Blitz – Fight For Me – Author: Kaithlin Shepherd

 

Title:  Fight For Me

Author:  Kaithlin Shepherd

Release Date:  April 22, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Cowboy Romance

Series:  Callaway Series #3

Cover Designer:  Claire Smith

Publisher:  Hot Tree Publishing

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The responsible brother, John Callaway, spends most of his days locked away in his office, crunching numbers and placing orders. When a mysterious brunette rolls into town, he is immediately drawn to her. For a year, John has worked hard at earning her trust, hoping one day she’ll lower her walls enough to let him in.

 

Finally finding a home in Montana, Abby Johnson is the happiest she’s ever been working at the diner and spending time with the one person who’s shown her that good men exist. When her past catches up with her, Abby will have to trust the man she’s grown to care for to keep her safe, or she’ll risk losing everything.

 

Will her secret push John away or will Abby realize that love is always worth fighting for?

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Blog Tour – Heir of Locksley (Series: Outlaw’s Legacy, Book 1) – Author: N.B. Dixon

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Title: Heir of Locksley

Series: Outlaw’s Legacy, Book 1

Author: N.B. Dixon

Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing

Cover Artist: Natasha Snow

Release Date: December 1st, 2016

Genre(s): Historical, M/M

Words: 108,000

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About the Book

Blurb

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Robin of Locksley is a rebel, more comfortable roaming Sherwood Forest with his longbow and courting the village girls than learning how to run a manor.

An innocent flirtation with a peasant girl soon lands Robin in trouble, and worse, he finds himself inexplicably attracted to Will Scathelock, his best friend since childhood. Robin must decide whether to follow the rules of society or his own conscience.

Meanwhile, his neighbour, Guy of Gisborne, is anxious to get his hands on the Locksley estate and he will do anything to make it happen – even murder.

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Excerpt

The outlaws led them to a clearing right in the heart of Sherwood. One of the men threw some extra kindling on the remnants of a fire and coaxed it back to life. Robin was grateful for the warmth as well as the light.

Gilbert White-hand removed his jerkin, and Robin saw that his arm from elbow to hand was marred with a pattern of white scars. Robin recognised them as marks from a branding iron, a punishment meted out to those breaking the harsh forest laws. He now knew how the outlaw had earned his name.

Robin busied himself making sure his bow was properly strung and counting the arrows in his quiver. At least the night was dry with no wind to speak of. That was something. For the first time in his life, Robin’s hands trembled as he handled his bow. He sent up a silent prayer to God, hoping he was listening.

Please, let me shoot true. Don’t let my friends die because of me. And then as an afterthought, don’t let Gilbert White-hand break his promise.

His instincts told him the outlaw was a man of his word, but his instincts hadn’t been that reliable so far.

Guy hurried to Robin’s side. “What if you lose?” he hissed. “They’ll kill us all.”

“I won’t lose,” Robin whispered back.

Gilbert White-hand indicated a fallen trunk, which had long since been stripped of branches. Carved into the trunk was a crude circle. Gouge marks showed that this was often used for target practice. “Are you ready, boy?”

Robin drew in several deep, calming breaths. Guy and Katrina’s lives were in his hands. He had to win. He nodded once, and he and his opponent took up their positions.

An expectant hush had descended over the watching outlaws. Even Katrina had stopped crying.

Ralph, the scar-faced man, had taken on the role of judge. “Archers step back sixty paces.”

Gilbert White-hand did so, Robin matching him step for step. The outlaw leader shot first, his arrow striking the centre of the circle to applause from his men.

Robin shot next. His arrow also landed right on target and it was Guy and Katrina’s turn to clap. Robin tried not to think about how lost and vulnerable they looked standing in the midst of the outlaws. He thought he heard murmurs of admiration among some of the watching men but he forced himself to ignore them. He couldn’t afford to get distracted.

Both archers stepped back ten more paces. Again, both shot, and again, both hit the circle’s centre. Sweat broke out on Robin’s face, despite the coolness of the night. There were a few grudging claps for him as well.

“The lad wasn’t lying,” he heard one man mutter. “He can shoot.”

Ralph gave Robin a vindictive smile. “This is too easy for you, boy. Archers move back twenty paces.”

Robin swallowed. He could do it. Guy and Katrina were counting on him.

Gilbert White-hand’s arrow flew true. Robin’s did also.

Several of the outlaws applauded.

“You’re a natural,” Gilbert White-hand remarked so only Robin could hear. Aloud, he called, “Thirty paces this time, boy?”

Robin’s hand clenched on his bow. He had only ever hit a target once from a distance of a hundred and twenty paces. Everyone was waiting for his answer.

Ralph’s face was twisted in a derisive sneer. “What’s the matter, boy? Not man enough for the job?”

Robin ignored the taunt. “I agree.”

They took thirty paces back, Ralph making sure to count them in a loud, deliberate voice.

As before, Gilbert White-hand shot first, and as before, his arrow landed dead centre.

“Your turn, boy,” he said, smiling.

Robin shut out everything, becoming one with his bow, as Sir Richard had taught him. He nocked his arrow and drew back the string until it was level with his ear. This was it. He couldn’t miss.

Despite his efforts to ignore them, he could hear jeers in the crowd.

“Come on, what are you waiting for?”

“The lad’s lost his nerve.”

Robin forced himself to block out the words. He let the arrow fly. The instant it was loosed, he closed his eyes.

“No!”

At Katrina’s scream, Robin’s eyes snapped open. Guy was staring at the target, a look of horror on his face. Robin followed his gaze. What he saw turned his blood to ice. His arrow was buried in the trunk, but it was outside the circle. He had lost.

About N.B. Dixon

Author Bio

N.B. Dixon is an author of historical fiction. Her love for the Robin Hood legend began in a neglected corner of the school library and has continued ever since. She is a self-confessed bookworm and also a musician.

She began work on the *Outlaw’s Legacy* Series in 2013, and was accepted by Beaten Track Publishing in 2016. *Outlaw’s Legacy* is a historical series based around the Robin Hood legend. The author describes it as Exciting Historical Adventure with GLBT romance.

Connect with N.B.

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Giveaway

Three lucky winners will receive an e-copy of Heir of Locksley, the first in the Outlaw’s Legacy series by N.B. Dixon, a highly original retelling of the Robin Hood legend. To be in with a chance, simply enter via the Rafflecopter below. The contest closes at midnight EST on May 6 and is open to entrants worldwide.

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Our Book Review – Wicked Revenge: A Wicked Angels MC Novel by Zoey Derrick

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** Review by Gayle from Bloggers From Down Under **

MC novels. We have all read them.
But this one is so very different on every scale.

We meet Loki and Kiwi in this amazing story of death, betrayal, deception and truth. 

Kiwi lost her parents at a young age as a result of a car accident, which left her brother Kellan to raise her on his own. 
Kellan does everything in his power to protect Kiwi from the club life, even though they were both raised right in the thick of it.
But in a blink of an eye, Kiwi is left alone. 
Her brother murdered, right in front of her very eyes. 
Losing her brother, Kiwi is destined to find the killers and seek the ultimate revenge, no matter how long it takes.
But she needs help.
So she turns to the one person she trusts in the whole wide world, the one person she has always wanted but could never have.
Loki.

Forward six years, it’s time that Kiwi seeks out the monsters that ruined her life.
But at what cost?

Who will live?
Who will die?
What secrets will be revealed?
What is Loki hiding?
What is Kiwi hiding?
Will the truth reveal itself?
And who will pay the ultimate price?

Guys this novel is absolute perfection. From beginning to end it completely consumed me.
Raw, gritty, dark and downright sinful with twists and turns that I never, and I mean NEVER saw coming. 
There was no predictability to it at all.
Simply a beautifully executed novel.

Zoey Derrick, you’re a star. A brilliantly in depth novel that I simply couldn’t get enough of. I just kept wanting more and more. I didn’t want to FINISH IT!!

To anyone who loves MC and is a lover of biker boys, and bad ass chicks then this is the novel for you. I highly recommend this novel

5 stars.

Goodreads Link

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Release Day – I Do, Babe – Tillie Cole

 

 

 

 

WHEN DARKNESS AND LIGHT COMBINE, DESTINED SOULS WILL IGNITE . . .

Connected since childhood.
Two souls: one dark and one pure.
Bracing to take the greatest step of all.

River ‘Styx’ Nash loves his woman. Ever since he met Mae at the fence of the cult that had kept her captive as a child, he has never loved anyone else. He loves her black hair, her pale skin and of course, her ice-blue ‘wolf eyes’.

Since Mae came crashing back into his life, his only wish has been to marry her; finally to make her his wife. But now the wedding is booked, and only weeks from forever having Mae by his side, a lifelong problem is plaguing him.
He wants to marry her; he has never wanted anything more . . .
. . . if only he could speak the words and declare it to the world.

Salome ‘Mae’ Nash’s life had been filled with heartache and pain . . . until, at age eight, she met a strange dark-haired boy from the outside world. Years later, and reunited with her great love, Mae is ready to solder her heart to his. Finally, Mae is getting ready to marry her man. But her fiancé has become withdrawn. Something is deeply troubling him.
But Mae has no idea what.
Or what to do to help.

Can Styx open up and conquer his deepest pain? Or will the infamous Hangmen Mute allow his fears to overcome his love for Mae and watch their much-anticipated wedding crumble to dust?

Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, offensive language and mature topics. Recommended for age 18 and over.

***I Do, Babe: A Novella (Hades Hangmen #5.5) is to be read AFTER Damnable Grace (Hades Hangmen #5)***

 

 


“Mae,” Bella whispered as I walked from the changing room and stood on the elevated plinth opposite my friends and sisters. The mirror was behind me, but I did not yet dare look at my reflection. I glanced at Bella sat beside Ruth, her mother-in-law and Rider’s mama. Her eyes were filling with tears as she stared at me. Her hands were in front of her mouth.
“Do you like it?” I ran my hand over my pronounced stomach.
Bella nodded. “You are perfect,” she whispered. Ruth nodded in agreement.
I looked at Maddie. “Madds?”
She smiled warmly. “You are beautiful, Mae, this dress only enhances that. But this gown could not suit you more if you tried.”
“Styx will love it,” Lilah said and held Grace tighter on her lap.
“You look like a Disney princess,” Grace said.
A hand came down on my arm. I turned to see Beauty behind me. “You ever gonna look in the mirror, darlin’?” She smiled. This boutique belonged to a friend of Beauty’s, and Beauty had practically organized my wedding for me. I was clueless where to even begin.
“You look good, Mae.” I smiled at Letti as she sat uncomfortably on the couch. She had told me she was here to support me, but she had no opinion in such matters as wedding dress shopping. Or anything girly, she’d said affectionately.
“Turn, honey,” Lilah said and I nodded my head. I had no idea why I was so nervous. I knew that Styx loved me and I loved him. I felt as though I had been waiting for this day my whole life. That I had been waiting for the day I finally cemented him as mine. Forever mine, and me forever his.
Closing my eyes, I turned, allowing Beauty to guide me. “You ready?” she whispered. I pulled up the image of Styx in my mind. Me in his arms as we lay in bed. His large tattooed arms holding me close as we spoke. His voice gruff and deep. Then I pictured us laughing. The infamous Hangmen Mute of the Hades Hangmen, so different with me than with anybody else. To others he was aloof, silent, and menacing. But to me, he was loving, caring, and the most beautiful soul in the world.
The other half of my heart.


Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.

Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.

Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.

When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.

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Cover Reveal – Cinderella.Com – Author: River Laurent

 

Title: Cinderella.Com

Author: River Laurent 

Genre: Romance 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cass Harper

 

Loan sharks are circling, I’ve got my dad’s hospital bills to pay, and my landlord is about to kick me out onto the street. It’s all doom and gloom until my best friend, Jesse, tells me that she’s found me a job impersonating the famous hotel heiress, Tamara Honeywell.

I get to live on a ranch in Montana for a month and take care of all my money worries. The only snag is I’ll have to have my lips injected, and act like a spoilt, demanding, selfish brat. but, what the hell? Collagen is temporary, and I can act like the world’s most bitchy heiress for a month.

Until I see the jaw-droppingly handsome cowboy who comes to collect me. All flashing eyes, sun drenched skin, steely muscles…and spitting venom. Oops, he can’t stand talentless celebrities. Absolutely hates them. Damn, he looks like he wants to put me over his knee and spank me.

 

This should be interesting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first romance novel I ever read was a coverless Mills & Boons that I had smuggled into bed to read by torchlight.

I opened the book, and suddenly, I was transported into a wonderfully exciting world where a tall, dark and handsome man sparred with an ordinary girl just like me, and in the end…she got to keep him! 

My stories still carry the scent of that dashing hero from my first book, because, you see, that billionaire was my very first love. And I’ve never ever really forgotten him.

When I’m not reading, or writing about hot Alphas, or eating delicious cashew nut cookies, I can be found…washing dishes, gardening, cooking, cleaning, dusting, or even picking up dog poo.  

 

 

 

 

 

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