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Blog Tour with Review: Hunter by Blaire Drake

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Born into blood, I was a mafia princess. Raised in hiding, I was a Californian sweetheart.

The day my father sold my thirteen year old body to pay off a five year old debt was the day my mother stole me in the dead of night. She protected me as she was supposed to.

My father may have been the king, but my mother was the queen.

The mafia blood was hers.

That was ten years ago. Now… the devil was on the loose.

Carlo ‘Hunter’ Rosso was my father’s right hand man and the boy I’d loved since I could tie my own shoelaces. He was always the most ruthless and the most deadly of all the children.

He’d thought I was dead until the day his assignment was given: Kill Adriana and Alexandria Romano. Kill the princess, and definitely kill the queen.

What he didn’t know was that the queen was dead, and the princess had taken her throne.

Blood didn’t lie. It smeared, distorted, stained. But it didn’t lie.

My father was going to learn the hard way that the empire he’d stolen belonged to me.

And so did Carlo ‘Hunter’ Rosso.

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My Review

“Death? No. I didn’t fear death. A part of me welcomed it. Welcomed the silence, the peace, the black abyss. I figured that when it came, I’d be Alice jumping down the rabbit hole, except there would be no Wonderland, only numbness.”

“I wanted more of him. All of him. I wanted every single inch of his predatory, black animalistic soul. I wanted it to invade mine, so I could understand him. Breathe him. Feel him. Know him. I wanted the Hunter he was now instead of remembering him as the Hunter he was, and the only way to do that was to taunt him into loosing control.”

“People change, and so does love. I did’t want a gentle brush of his fingertips on my skin. I wanted a bruising grasp on my hips. I didn’t want a delicate kiss. I wanted my bottom lip bitten. I didn’t want my heart stolen. I wanted my breath fucked out me. I didn’t want the boy I fell for. I wanted the man he was.”

I fell in love with Blaire Drake’s writing when I picked up Dear Professor. So, when I heard that she had a new book coming out, I could not wait to get my hands on it. And let me tell you, I was not disappointed.

Told from dual points of view, Hunter follows the story of Addy and Hunter. 10 years ago, Addy was forced to leave her home and her life as she knew it behind. Everyday she hid in fear that someone would find her or realize that she was still alive. Now that 10 years have passed, Addy has had enough. She knows it’s only a matter of time before she’s discovered, but she’s tired of hiding. However, the last thing she expected was for her former best friend to show up and try to kill her…..Will Hunter be able to carry out his orders? Will Addy be able to take back the family and claim what belongs to her? There’s only one way to find out….

I have to say, I am a big fan of mafia style books, so I was really excited to get my hands on this story. And let me tell you, this book has it all. It’s got the perfect balance of sex, drama, action and betrayal. This book will keep you guessing and wondering who is on the right side. And the twists and turns will leave you holding your breath, waiting to see how everything will play out.

I really loved Hunter and Addy together. I loved their push and pull. Their chemistry was off the charts and was not meant to be denied. I really loved Hunter. His emotions and struggles were very palpable. You could feel his need to not only do the right thing, but to also be with woman that consumes his soul. I also appreciated his determination, protectiveness and fierceness when it came to Addy. And Addy…yeah, she was total badass. She had protection, but didn’t really need it. She was tough when she needed to be. Calm when the situation called for it and didn’t put up with anyone’s crap. Overall, a really awesome chick. Definitely who you want leading a crime family.

It is so hard to believe that Hunter is Blaire Drake’s second book. That’s right, you heard me, her second book. It is so well written and so entertaining, that it reads as though she has been writing for years. If you’re a fan of sexy, intriguing and action packed mafia style books, I definitely recommend picking this one up and giving it a try. I hope that you will enjoy the story as much as I did.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*


EXCERPT:

“Staying, are you? Figure it’s easier to kill me in my sleep?”

Once again, he rubbed his hand across his face. He said nothing.

“Trying to work out whose life is worth more, right? Mine is probably worth a lifetime of comfort for you. Kill me and everyone’s happy, right? My pathetic excuse for a father gets to keep his empire and you’re taken care of for life.”

He looked at me, and his expression was a little tortured. I was being harsh. I knew that. But I needed to be. It was easier to provoke him and be angry with him than give in to the horrible ache that had settled in my heart.

“Adriana…” Weak. The word was weak.

I wanted to ignore the indecision on his face, but I couldn’t.

He was considering it.

He really was.

I scoffed quietly at him and grabbed the gun from the coffee table. His mask and gloves fell to the floor, but he made no move to pick them up.

The safety was on the gun, and I held it out to him. “Here. Take it. I don’t care, Hunter. I don’t have much of a life here in hiding anyway.”

He didn’t even look at the gun. His silvery gaze never left mine. I wished he would look away, because in that gaze, I saw the Hunter I knew. The boy who once ripped his favorite shirt to stem the bleeding when I fell and cut my leg, then proceeded to carry me home. The boy who offered to pee on my foot when I got stung by a jellyfish in Mexico on vacation when I was seven.

The boy I loved before I knew what love even was.

“You’re weak, Hunter,” I whispered. Slowly, I turned the gun back to me and touched the barrel to my temple the way he did earlier. His jaw clenched when my thumb edged toward the safety, and when my finger moved to hook around the trigger, he moved.

He was like a lightning bolt. He came at me like a flash, snatched the gun from my hand, and dropped it on the sofa. It bounced but stayed on the seat, and then he turned on me with blazing eyes. “Don’t,” he ground out, his arms tensing and looking even bigger. “Don’t ever fucking put that to your head again.”

“Why? I was saving you the job.”

The words had barely left my lips when he pounced on me. It was deadly, the way his hands clasped my face and his mouth descended on mine. I staggered back into the wall, gasping at the ferocity of his movement. Shock paralyzed me as he kissed me harshly. His tongue ran along the seam of my mouth, and as I fisted the sides of his shirt, I bit his lower lip.

A low growl left his throat, but he didn’t relent. He just kissed me harder. He kissed me until I was fucking spinning and could barely string two thoughts together. Until my whole body was alight with his touch and responding to his every movement.

He tasted like whiskey. The strong, rich taste that lingered on his lips was heady and only added to the intoxicating way he touched me.

And then… It hit me. He was touching me. Kissing me.

Twenty minutes ago, he could have killed me.

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BIO:

Blaire Drake is a pseudonym for a New York Times bestselling author who wanted to think outside her box and write the kind of things that would shock even them. She loves taboo romance and pushing boundaries in her work. She also enjoys long walks on the beach at sunset, as long as it’ll be followed by a good, old-fashioned spanking right after.

DEAR PROFESSOR is her debut standalone novel, and her next book, PRETTY PORNSTAR, is also a standalone novel that promises to be equally as taboo and sexy.

You can connect with Blaire online at:

www.facebook.com/blairedrakewrites

www.twitter.com/blairedrake

www.instagram.com/blairedrake

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You’re also invited to join her reader group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1660452467533550/

Release Day Blitz: Hunter by Blaire Drake

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HUNTER NEW3Born into blood, I was a mafia princess. Raised in hiding, I was a Californian sweetheart.

The day my father sold my thirteen year old body to pay off a five year old debt was the day my mother stole me in the dead of night. She protected me as she was supposed to.

My father may have been the king, but my mother was the queen.

The mafia blood was hers.

That was ten years ago. Now… the devil was on the loose.

Carlo ‘Hunter’ Rosso was my father’s right hand man and the boy I’d loved since I could tie my own shoelaces. He was always the most ruthless and the most deadly of all the children.

He’d thought I was dead until the day his assignment was given: Kill Adriana and Alexandria Romano. Kill the princess, and definitely kill the queen.

What he didn’t know was that the queen was dead, and the princess had taken her throne.

Blood didn’t lie. It smeared, distorted, stained. But it didn’t lie.

My father was going to learn the hard way that the empire he’d stolen belonged to me.

And so did Carlo ‘Hunter’ Rosso.

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 EXCERPT

“Staying, are you? Figure it’s easier to kill me in my sleep?”

Once again, he rubbed his hand across his face. He said nothing.

“Trying to work out whose life is worth more, right? Mine is probably worth a lifetime of comfort for you. Kill me and everyone’s happy, right? My pathetic excuse for a father gets to keep his empire and you’re taken care of for life.”

He looked at me, and his expression was a little tortured. I was being harsh. I knew that. But I needed to be. It was easier to provoke him and be angry with him than give in to the horrible ache that had settled in my heart.

“Adriana…” Weak. The word was weak.

I wanted to ignore the indecision on his face, but I couldn’t.

He was considering it.

He really was.

I scoffed quietly at him and grabbed the gun from the coffee table. His mask and gloves fell to the floor, but he made no move to pick them up. The safety was on the gun, and I held it out to him. “Here. Take it. I don’t care, Hunter. I don’t have much of a life here in hiding anyway.”

He didn’t even look at the gun. His silvery gaze never left mine. I wished he would look away, because in that gaze, I saw the Hunter I knew. The boy who once ripped his favorite shirt to stem the bleeding when I fell and cut my leg, then proceeded to carry me home. The boy who offered to pee on my foot when I got stung by a jellyfish in Mexico on vacation when I was seven.

The boy I loved before I knew what love even was.

“You’re weak, Hunter,” I whispered. Slowly, I turned the gun back to me and touched the barrel to my temple the way he did earlier. His jaw clenched when my thumb edged toward the safety, and when my finger moved to hook around the trigger, he moved.

He was like a lightning bolt. He came at me like a flash, snatched the gun from my hand, and dropped it on the sofa. It bounced but stayed on the seat, and then he turned on me with blazing eyes. “Don’t,” he ground out, his arms tensing and looking even bigger. “Don’t ever fucking put that to your head again.”
“Why? I was saving you the job.”

The words had barely left my lips when he pounced on me. It was deadly, the way his hands clasped my face and his mouth descended on mine. I staggered back into the wall, gasping at the ferocity of his movement. Shock paralyzed me as he kissed me harshly. His tongue ran along the seam of my mouth, and as I fisted the sides of his shirt, I bit his lower lip.

A low growl left his throat, but he didn’t relent. He just kissed me harder. He kissed me until I was fucking spinning and could barely string two thoughts together. Until my whole body was alight with his touch and responding to his every movement.

He tasted like whiskey. The strong, rich taste that lingered on his lips was heady and only added to the intoxicating way he touched me.

And then… It hit me. He was touching me. Kissing me.

Twenty minutes ago, he could have killed me.

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Blaire Drake is a pseudonym for a New York Times bestselling author who wanted to think outside her box and write the kind of things that would shock even them. She loves taboo romance and pushing boundaries in her work. She also enjoys long walks on the beach at sunset, as long as it’ll be followed by a good, old-fashioned spanking right after.

DEAR PROFESSOR is her debut standalone novel, and her next book, HUNTER, is also a standalone novel that promises to be equally as taboo and sexy.

You can connect with Blaire online at:

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Cover Reveal: Empire by Rachel Van Dyken

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The seventh book in the internationally best selling mafia series as it follows Sergio Abandonato, cousin to one of the most powerful families in the mafia, and an ex FBI agent hell bent on redeeming his name and forgetting the fact that he used to share it with someone long gone. This is the rest of Sergio’s story.

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I have lost everything.

My purpose

My love

My soul

Death knocks on my door, I want to answer, but every time I reach for the handle — the promise I made her brings me back.

So I breathe.

I live.

I hate.

And I allow the anger to boil beneath the surface of a perfectly indifferent facade. I am broken, I don’t want to be fixed.

But the Empire is crumbling and it’s my job to fix it.

My job to mend the pieces that were scattered over thirty years ago.

A trip to New York, only one chance to redeem a lost part of our mafia family.

The only issue is, the only way to fix it, is to do something I swore I’d never do again.

An arranged marriage.

Only this time,

I won’t fall.

Or so help me God, I will kill her myself.

My name is Sergio Abandonato, you think you know my pain, my suffering, my anger, my hate?

You have no idea.

I am the mafia.

I am the darkness.

Blood in. No out.

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EXCERPT

Sergio looked ready to strangle me. “No. I don’t believe I asked for an annoying little sister, but if that’s what you’re offering, please don’t let me stop you. Just know, I won’t hesitate to put you over my knee if you get out of hand.”

The minute the words left his mouth. I froze.

He froze.

The taxi driver stared little laser like holes into the rearview mirror.

And Sergio leaned toward me.
I swallowed as tension swirled around us.

He gripped me by the chin and turned my head to the side, his lips brushing my ear. “It’s like you have a death wish.”

“You wouldn’t do it.”

He pulled back as both of his eyebrows shot up, and then he looked down, like he had spotted something.

I followed the direction of his gaze and let out a little gasp as a gun dug into my stomach.

“It’s been directed at you for the last four minutes,” Sergio said through a practiced smile. “I meant what I said. Listen well. I keep my word. Kiss me, and blood will be spilled.”

“Y-you’re a crazy person!” I hissed, shoving at his chest. “And I wasn’t going to kiss you!”

“Sure you weren’t.” He put the gun away. “Good talk though, right? Oh look, the movie theater.”

To say that I scrambled out of the car like a kid running away from her kidnapper would be a gross understatement, but the minute my feet hit the pavement, I paused.

My body told me to run.

The guy had pulled a gun.

On me.
I didn’t even watch violent movies.

Every book in this series is a stand alone except Elude and Empire….

Read and find out why people are obsessed with this made man and the woman who changed him.

eludeTwenty-Four hours before we were to be married–I offered to shoot her.
Ten hours before our wedding–I made a mockery of her dying wish.
Five hours before we were going to say our vows–I promised I’d never love her.
One hour before I said I do–I vowed I’d never shed a tear over her death.
But the minute we were pronounced man and wife–I knew.
I’d only use my gun to protect her.
I’d give my life for hers.
I’d cry.
And I would, most definitely, lose my heart, to a dying girl—a girl who by all accounts should have never been mine in the first place.

I always believed the mafia would be my end game–where I’d lose my heart, while it claimed my soul. I could have never imagined.

It would be my redemption.
Or the beginning of something beautiful.
The beginning of her.
The end of us.

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rachelborderRachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!
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Review: Target on Our Backs (Monster In His Eyes #3) by J.M. Darhower

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The best way to keep your word is never to give it.

Not long ago, in a chapel in Vegas, I swore to love Karissa for the rest of my days. But nobody’s promised an infinite number of tomorrows. Nobody’s promised forever. Sometimes, all we have left is today.

Carpe Diem
Seize the day.

It should’ve been over, we should’ve been happy, but people are making it hard for me to live in peace. I’ve got so much blood on my hands they’ll never be clean, and somebody out there seems to want me to pay for it. Happily Ever After always comes at a cost, one any real man would be willing to pay. But that doesn’t mean I’m just going to roll over and accept these consequences.

Because when it comes to the woman I love? The life I’ve fought for?

Nobody is safe.


My Review

“At some point, every part of me became every part of that. The life isn’t just something I lived….it was how I survived. It infused itself into everyone one of my cells, infecting every mitochondrion. It’s in my blood and my bones, and unless you drain me dry and rip me to pieces, you’ll never rid me of all of it.”

“I’ve lied, and stolen, and cheated. I’ve taken lives and assaulted men. I’ve gotten what i wanted through coercion, through intimidation, using force when necessary. I always win.”

I don’t know about you guys, but I was over the moon when I found out that there would be more Naz and Karissa. I could not wait to get my hands on Target on Our Backs and I gotta tell you, it does not disappoint.

Now, I can’t say too much about this story because I don’t want to spoil it for you. But, if you know me, then you know I’ll let you know what you’re in for. Target on Our Backs sucks you into the story from the very first page. From the very first page, you are consumed. You might as well cancel all of your plans for the day because you will not want to put this story down. And me; I totally devoured this book.

As a fan of Naz and Karissa, I will never say no to more of their story. And this final installment certainly lives up to its predecessors. Things have never been easy for this pair. Their love is one for the books and is gritty and intense. They are so wrong for each other, yet oh so right. Their connection so strong, so palpable. I love every moment spent with the two of them.

Target on Our Backs is well written and entertaining. It is just as dark and gritty as the first two books. The conclusion to Naz and Karissa’s story will keep you on the edge of your seat, holding your breath, just waiting to see how it will all play out. You will find yourself wondering if it is possible for our two main characters to get that HEA they desperately need.

Target on Our Back is filled with action, romance, suspense and mystery. There is danger lurking around every corner. And the hits just keep coming, right until the very end. I loved every single thing about this story and could not have been happier with the way this series has ended. My only complaint is that I have to say goodbye to Naz and Karissa. But, if I have to do it, I’m pleased with the send off they were given. Fans of this series, you will not be disappointed with this epic conclusion.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

Cover Reveal: Target On Our Backs (Monster In His Eyes #3) by J.M. Darhower

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Target on Our Backs
(Monster
in His Eyes #3)
USA
Today Bestselling Author
J.M. Darhower
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 23, 2016
 
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The best way to keep your word is never
to give it.
 
Not long ago, in a chapel in Vegas, I swore to love Karissa
for the rest of my days. But nobody’s promised an infinite number of tomorrows.
Nobody’s promised forever. Sometimes, all we have left is today.
 
Carpe Diem
Seize the day.
 
It should’ve been over, we should’ve been happy, but people
are making it hard for me to live in peace. I’ve got so much blood on my hands
they’ll never be clean, and somebody out there seems to want me to pay for it. Happily Ever After always comes at a
cost, one any real man would be willing to pay. But that doesn’t mean I’m just
going to roll over and accept these consequences.
 
Because when it comes to the woman I love? The life I’ve
fought for?
 
Nobody is safe.
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Blog Tour with Review: The Redemption of Roan (The Syndicate #2) by Kathy Coopmans

 
Title: The Redemption of Roan
Series: Book 2 in The Syndicate Series
Author: Kathy Coopmans
Roan Diamond’s loyalty to the family may be obligated by blood, but nobody ever said he had to love them all, right?
As the next in line to head the Diamond dynasty, he has loose ends to take care of, and one of those is his brother Royal. Yet his plans for revenge fall apart the minute he lays eyes on Alina—Royal’s ex-girlfriend, who also happens to be the daughter of the rival Solokov family.
As a mafia princess, Alina Solokov knew it wouldn’t be easy when she made the decision ten years ago to leave the family for a new life at a college in England—but betrayal is often a dish served cold by those who you love the most. Now, back in the United States after a job offer that she couldn’t refuse, her new found strength is pushed to the limits when Royal returns to claim her for his own.
When the man who captures her heart amongst the chaos is front and center in a lifestyle she swore never to return to, can she hold her ground and fight being sucked back into the black hole that is the mafia underworld? Or will Roan’s love be worth the ultimate sacrifice?
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My Review

“That one word–spark, the beginning to a fire, a storm brewing, a desirable connection between two people..”

What a great addition to the Syndicate series. The Redemption of Roan is told from dual points of view and is Roan and Alina’s story.

Roan is the next in line to take over the family business, but before he can do that, he’s got one last, but very important loose end to tie up; he’s got to get revenge on his brother Royal. Sounds easy enough, right? It was a simple idea until he set eyes on Alina. Once he saw Alina, he knew that there was no way he could continue on with plan. He found himself impossibly drawn to Alina and was thirsting for a chance to get to know her…..Alina may be a mafia princess by title, but wants nothing to do with the life. She wants to help and heal people, not hurt them. She’s finally returned home after many years abroad, hoping to get a fresh start, but she will be pushed to the limits, when Royal returns to her life. There are things about her past that no one knows about. See Royal has hurt Alina in the worst way possible. And now, Alina has found herself an unlikely and unexpected ally that will finally get her some justice from the pain Royal has inflicted. The last thing Alina was prepared for, was to fall for Roan, Royal’s brother. Terrified of what she is getting herself into, Alina will quickly learn that Roan is nothing like his brother. He wants to worship and protect Alina, no matter the cost. And when Royal comes back and begins to bring havoc and chaos into their lives, they will find themselves tested in ways they didn’t think was possible…..

The Redemption of Roan was a really great read. It was dark and intense and sexy. I was captivated by Roan from the moment I met him. I wanted to know more about him and loved his alpha personality. I loved how he was with Alina. At first, he wanted to use her to get to his brother, but then when he saw her for the first time, he knew that using her would be an impossibility. There was no way he could hurt her. In fact, he found himself needing her and wanting to protect her. I loved Alina and how strong her character was. She went through a very tough and intense experience and kept it to herself. She somehow managed to put it behind her, survive and create a life for herself. She had some reservations about Roan in the beginning, but I gotta tell you, I was so happy that she gave him a chance. The two them had some amazing chemistry and I just couldn’t wait to see where their story would go.

The Redemption of Roan is fast paced and will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat, wondering what will happen next. The story-line and the characters are so intriguing. You’ll find yourself desperate to know more about the characters and their stories. Yes, this story is dark and pretty intense. It does deal with some serious and at times intense subject matter, but it was handled in a very respectful way. That being said, this story is not just a dark tale, it does have plenty of romance, sexy good times and swoon worthy moments. I enjoyed everything about this story from start to finish and as this story wraps up, we were given a little taste of what to expect when the next book comes out, and I gotta tell you, I can’t wait to see where the next story will go!

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review.*


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Kathy is a Michigan native where she lives with her husband Tony. They have two son’s Aaron and Shane.
She is a sports nut. Her favorite sports include NASCAR, Baseball and Football.
By day she is a hairstylist and loves her job. 
She has always been an avid reader and at the young age of 50 decided she wanted to write. She claims she can do several things at once and still stay on task. Her favorite quote is “I got this.”
 
 
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Release Day Blitz with Review: Lies by CA Harms

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Title: LIES (Phoenix Undercover Book 1)

Author: C.A. Harms

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: November 24, 2015

Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27207659-lies?ac=1&from_search=1

Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/JkX9BfZmlFM

“Some things are just too far out of our control.”

liesFBI Agent Joshua Phoenix goes undercover…Deep.

Thrust into a world of drugs and criminal activity, integrating himself into the Russian Mafia turned out to be much more than Josh bargained for.

It’s dark and it’s dangerous.

The lives they destroy along the way will never be the same.

The things he is forced to do will haunt him forever.

Even more importantly, he never planned on meeting her…

A chance encounter with Real Estate Agent Gabriella Shannon, has Josh questioning his ability to complete his mission.

And now the dark world may consume them both.

He’s in too deep.

Leaving now would only risk the safety of those around him.

But when his cover’s blown Josh is forced to make a decision that will reroute his future.

One decision.

The hardest decision he will ever have to make in his life.

And those he meant to protect will be the ones who suffer the most…

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My Review

I’m just going to keep this review short and sweet and say wow, what a crazy ride. Lies follows the story of Josh and Gabby. Josh has always lived for his job and never had time for a relationship. That is until he meets Gabby. Gabby is different from the other girls he meets and she makes him suddenly want more than just his crazy job….Gabby has always worked hard and spent time at home with her family. She didn’t realize just how truly lonely she was until she met Josh. While, she wasn’t really wanting to start something with Josh, she decides to be brave and take a chance on him. As their relationship develops, Josh’s job becomes more dangerous; taking him the deepest he’s ever been undercover. Will their love be strong enough to handle just how far Josh must go for his job? When Josh’s cover is blown, all bets are off and only time will tell how things will turn out.

Lies pulled me in from the very first page. I thought it was fast paced and entertaining. The characters were fun and definitely had me wanting to know more about them. There was plenty of action, romance, drama and steam. I loved all of the twists; especially at the end. I will warn you that this book does end with a bit of a cliffhanger and I promise you, it is a good one. I can’t wait to see where this story will go next!

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*


Excerpt

Placing my elbows at the edge of the countertop, I collapsed on the barstool, feeling exhausted. I had never been on a date where I felt like I needed a vacation only two hours in.

“What can I get ya?” the young guy behind the bar asked.

“A decoy, maybe a smoke bomb.” He looked at me in confusion. “Date from hell, dude. Ever had one of those moments where you’re wondering how the fuck you got yourself in such a mess?”

He chuckled and looked up over my shoulder.

“Oh.” He smirked and nodded. “Marissa.” 

The fact he knew her name made me cringe. I had a feeling this was worse than I had initially thought. “Oh fuck, what? She’s a stalker or some freaky chick that’s gonna claim we’re engaged? I’ll spend months getting her to leave me the fuck alone, won’t I?”

He handed me a beer and shook his head, chuckling to himself, then poured a shot of tequila and set it on the bar next to my beer. “You’re gonna need that.”

I let my head fall to my hands and grumbled as I mentally cussed out Greyson and myself for even showing up.

“Good luck, man.” 

I didn’t even lift my head. It was pointless; I knew he was eating this up. His laughter faded as he worked his way down the bar, serving others.

“I see you don’t suffer from coulrophobia,” came a soft whisper from my right.

I immediately lifted my head and was taken aback by the girl sitting at my side. How had I missed her?

Oh, I know, I’d had tunnel vision as I ran from Cruella toward my next drink.

“What?” I asked, yet all I could focus on was her piercing blue eyes. I had never seen eyes that blue before. 

“The fear of clowns,” she stated. “Coulrophobia.” 

I remained focused on her beauty, taking the time to look at each feature, wondering why in the hell she couldn’t have been the brunette from the coffee shop. My night would have been a whole hell of a lot better if she was in Marissa’s place.

I knew I was staring, but I couldn’t stop myself. She had mentioned something about clowns, but I was lost. I had no idea what she was talking about. My gaze fell to her plump, full lips, and I smirked. No red lipstick graced them. They held only a sheer film 

of shiny gloss, and I loved that she preferred the more natural look. When they curved upward in a smile, I didn’t feel even the slightest bit embarrassed that she knew I was checking her out so closely. 

When her eyes met mine, she nudged her head toward Marissa. “I was referring to your date. She kinda resembles a clown.”

I stared at her and could see she was fighting back her laughter. She lifted her drink to her lips and took a small sip before lowering it.

I could no longer hold back my own smile. “I fucking hate clowns.”

About the Author

C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn’t always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time. 

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Book Tour and Review: The Wrath of Cain by Kathy Coopmans

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Watch the Wrath unfold!  Clubs. Mafia. Drugs. Murder. And the man they all know as Scarface, will leave you guessing in book one of this brand new series…

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Watch the Wrath unfold! Clubs. Mafia. Drugs. Murder. And the man they all know as Scarface, will leave you guessing in book one of this brand new series…

Eloped at the age of eighteen. Separated at the age of eighteen. Disappeared at the age of eighteen. This is what happened to Calla Greer. Her perfect life was shattered on her wedding day when she caught her husband Cain with another woman just hours after they said I do. With her heart broken, she moves across the border to Windsor, Canada to get away from the nightmare she stumbled upon. Hell bent on going to college and fulfilling her dream of becoming a lawyer.

After six long years of still being married, Calla returns to Detroit to have Cain sign divorce papers.

Only Cain has changed.

He’s bitter, angry and for a good reason.

At least that’s what he’s been telling himself for the past six years. Cain Bexley had fifteen minutes to destroy his marriage to protect the woman he loved.

He did the only thing he could think of to make her leave. He jumped in bed with a woman. Life at home was a lie. Lives were at risk. People are not who they seem.

Not even Cain’s dad or Calla’s parents are who they say they are. When Calla shows up begging for a divorce. He shows her exactly who he is and no way in hell will he sign those papers.

What happens when six years later she returns? The only woman he has loved. A woman who has changed herself! When all the lies surface will she be able to forgive everyone she has trusted in her life or will Calla turn to the man who destroyed her?


My Review

“How can you feel a pull so strongly towards someone when in reality you never knew them at all? How can you love someone so much after being separated for as long as we have, and at the same time want to gouge their eyes out? It’s a riddle I will never be able to solve. A puzzle that will always be missing that last piece no matter how hard I try to find it.”

Wrath of Cain is my first book by Kathy Coopmans, and let me tell you, she has blown me away. This book is intense, it is dark, it is gritty and boy is it is sexy.

Wrath of Cain is told from dual points of view and follows the story of Cain and Calla. Cain and Calla are basically two star-crossed lovers. They fell in love and had to keep their relationship hidden. They hid their love for two years, until they were old enough to get married. The day that they married should have been the happiest day of their lives. However for Calla, her wedding day will change her life forever. Now, six years later, Calla wants to move on. But, in order to that, she must face the man who broke her heart and demand a divorce from him……If only things were that simple. See, everything isn’t what it seems. Cain made some very tough choices, ones that he has regretted every single day for the last six years. And now that Calla has returned, he’s not going to let her go. Only, there is so much that Calla doesn’t know. So much that will hurt her, but she’s got to know the truth. And once she finds out the truth, Cain has to hope like hell that the love that she has for him is strong enough to forgive, to forget, and to take back what they’ve lost…..Only time will tell.

I have to say when I went into this book, I wasn’t really sure what I was going to get and I am so glad that I went into this story blind. It blew me away and captivated me. I didn’t want to put this book down. This book frustrated me and made me want to pull my hair out at times. There were moments where I just wanted to punch Cain, but once I saw the truth…my heart began to understand the why of things. I may not have liked the decisions that were made, but I understood them. And let me tell you, the chemistry between Calla and Cain….Holy Smokes! It was HOT! I mean scorching! I loved the push and pull between the two of them and how they worked to find their way back to each other.

Wrath of Cain took me on one heck of a wild ride. There was no shortage of steam, sexy times, romance, action, and suspense…did I say action? I loved all the secrets and lies and the fight for the truth. And wow! Talk about twists. This book had so many delicious twists and turns. It had me on the edge of my seat, waiting to see how everything would play out in the end. As I previously said this is my first book by this author and I am super excited to check out more of her books.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*


Excerpt

My brain finally catches up with the fact I’m naked in front of Cain for the first time in six years. I sit up in a rush of water and bring my knees to my chest, resting my chin on top of them.

“You… you shouldn’t be in here.”

“You wouldn’t answer me,” he says exasperatedly.

“Well, no shit. My head was underwater. That still doesn’t give you the right to just walk in here.”

“When you don’t answer me when I’m standing right outside of a wide open door, not to mention the fact this is my house… well, then I think I have every fucking right. Don’t you?”

“No, I don’t. You could have just peeked in and seen I was fine and waited. Was this some kind of ploy for you to get me right where you wanted me? Are you so afraid that the minute you turn your back on me I will up and try to leave? Are you going to watch my every move? Or did you have an ulterior motive in suggesting I shower, just so I could strip down naked and you could make damn sure I didn’t go anywhere? So tell me what the hell it is, because this back and forth, hot and cold game you’ve started is really starting to piss me the hell off!”

I glare up at him, not quite able to read his eyes.

What I do know is that the sexual tension between the two of us is so strong, it’s working triple overtime. There’s only one tiny little obstacle in our way… and that would be our past. The fact that I can’t trust him. He broke every bit of it the same day he broke my heart. One of us needs to give in, take charge so we can just fuck and move on.

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About the Author:

Kathy Coopmans

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Amazon Best Selling Author Kathy Coopmans, lives in Michigan with her husband Tony where they have two grown sons.

After raising her children she decided to publish her first book and retiring from being a hairstylist.

She now writes full time.

She’s a huge sports fan with her favorite being Football and Tennis.

She’s a giver and will do anything she can to help another person succeed!

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Blog Tour and Review: RIP by Rachel Van Dyken

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RIP Release Day – October 20, 2015

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Release week 2.99 Pricing! Stand alone Mafia Romance. Because of violence and subject matter, not recommended for younger readers! –RVD

Pretty things aren’t meant to be broken.
But I broke her, and now we both have to pay the price.
I’m her nightmare.
I’m her savior.
And now that I have her signature on an ironclad contract, I own her body and soul.
She doesn’t remember me.
She will.
It’s inevitable.
Because as much as I know I need to stay away, for fear of unlocking the memories I helped her father bury–I can’t.
She was the apple in the Garden, dangled in front of me, her core so tempting and sweet. A voice whispered. Just. One. Bite.
I bit.
I tasted.
I fell.
Welcome to the world of the Russian mafia, where death, is your only future.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26165764-rip

Rip on iBooks

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iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/rip/id1033691483?mt=11


My Review

“One of the greatest lies you will ever believe is that you can sin in silence and get away with it. Because most of the time silence is the loudest, it demands to be known, to be heard.”

I am addicted. I mean completely addicted to the mafia books Rachel Van Dyken writes. With each new book, I find myself falling deeper and deeper in love with the characters and their stories. This book was no exception. RIP is a spin off from the Eagle Elite series, but can be read as a standalone. However, I do recommend reading the others books as I think you will enjoy this book more, knowing the full history.

RIP pulled me in from the very first page and held me captive the entire time. This story is well written and I think I has a little bit darker tone to it, than the other books in the Eagle Elite series. I loved the mystery and intrigue. I had so much fun trying to figure out exactly what was the connection between Nikolai and Maya. Nikolai both scared and terrified me, but there was so much more to him than meets the eye. And Maya, well, let’s just say she has been through a lot and even though Nikolai is terrifying, he might just be exactly what Maya needs.

The minute I step into the mafia world that Rachel Van Dyken has created, I don’t want to leave. I want to live there forever and become a part of the story. It is so easy to get lost in the characters and their story. Even though this story is a bit darker, there is no shortage of romance and drama. I loved all the action and suspense. There certainly was never a dull moment. And this book was filled with lots of delicious twists that kept you guessing right until the very end.

RIP is one of those stories that just consumes you and doesn’t want to let you go. By the time you are finished, you are wishing that there was another book to read. You don’t want the story to ever end. Rachel Van Dyken has knocked it out of the park with this book and I can’t wait to see where she will take me next!

 *I was provided an ARC copy of this book via InkSlinger PR, in exchange for an honest review.*


EXCERPT

“You are your father’s daughter.” His lips curved into a delicious smile, “You resemble each other, not in looks, but definitely in attitude.” His gaze was unapologetic as he tilted his head and started raking his eyes from my feet up my legs until finally settling on my face. I clenched my legs together tightly and forced a smile.

“If you don’t mind, Mr. Blazik, I’d really like to get on with the interview, I know your time is precious.”

As was mine, I wanted to stress, but didn’t, just barely restraining myself and clenching my teeth to keep from giving him a much-needed verbal lashing.

“I blocked out my entire day.”

Did he want applause? “Right, well, I assure you I can be fast.”

His dark laugh had me shivering and wanting to lean forward all at once. Men that good looking shouldn’t be blessed with chuckles like that—a freaking sirens call that’s what it was.

“Amazing… You truly don’t know why you’re here, do you?”

How many times did I need to repeat myself and why was I getting the sudden impression that the guy was on some seriously hard drugs? I looked closer; didn’t pinpoint pupils mean he was high or something?

“I assure you I’m not drunk, nor high, if that’s what you’re thinking.” He chuckled again and rubbed his hands together. “Though the idea does have merit, all things considering.” A muscle clenched in his jaw.

Oh good, so he was a doctor who liked drugs and had more money than God. That should go over well for addiction problems.

I scooted back against the leather and clicked my pen for, oh, I don’t know, the tenth time. “If you aren’t going to answer my questions, I should probably go.”

“You won’t be going anywhere,” he said in a quiet voice. “And for that I’m truly sorry.” His eyes met mine, and they seemed… apologetic.

“Pardon?” Was he threatening me? Warning bells went off in my head as adrenaline shot through my system.

“Your father…” He tilted his head. “He owes me a debt… of gratitude… I asked for something irreplaceable, something that’s been owed to me for a very long time.”

My stomach sank as my heart started hammering against my chest.

“What exactly did my father give you?” I choked out, hating that I probably knew the answer, because my father was ruthless, he was a business man after all, and he never backed out of a deal. It was business over family and our business was darkness itself, horrible, something I blocked out because it made me feel better when I woke up in the morning and fell asleep at night.

“Well…” Mr. Blazik stood. “I thought that would be obvious.”  He turned his back to me and walked over to his desk then pressed a button causing blinds to creep down all the windows. When

he turned, the room was already starting to blanket in darkness, making it so that his teeth practically glowed. “He gave me you.”

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ABOUT RACHEL VAN DYKEN:

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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

Want to be kept up to date on new releases? Text MAFIA to 66866!

You can connect with her on Facebook www.facebook.com/rachelvandyken  or join her fan group Rachel’s New Rockin Readers. Her website is www.rachelvandykenauthor.com .

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Cover Reveal: RIP by Rachel Van Dyken

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On OCTOBER 20 Rachel Van Dyken brings you Rip a complete stand alone novel that fans of the Eagle Elite series will devour! With twists and turns you won’t see coming, this dark romantic suspense will keep you on your toes and leave you screaming for more.

Pretty things aren’t meant to be broken.
But I broke her, and now we both have to pay the price.

I’m her nightmare.

I’m her savior.

And now that I have her signature on an ironclad contract, I own her body and soul.

She doesn’t remember me.

She will.

It’s inevitable.

Because as much as I know I need to stay away, for fear of unlocking the memories I helped her father bury–I can’t.

She was the apple in the Garden, dangled in front of me, her core so tempting and sweet. A voice whispered. Just. One. Bite.

I bit.

I tasted.

I fell.

Welcome to the world of the Russian mafia, where death, is your only future.

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking
coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!
Want to be kept up to date on new releases? Text MAFIA to 66866!
You can connect with her on Facebook www.facebook.com/rachelvandyken
or join her fan group Rachel’s New Rockin Readers. Her website is www.rachelvandykenauthor.com