The Gathering by L.A. Fiore

 

 

Title: The Gathering
The Ivy Blackwood Chronicles
Author: L.A. Fiore
Genre: Contemporary/Thriller/Paranormal Romance
Cover Design: Melissa Stevens, The Illustrated Author
Release Date: September 14, 2018

 

Blurb
Words like unnatural and impure started the whispers.
From the very beginning, Ivy Blackwood was different. She
was only a child when she was accused of setting the fire, one she passively watched engulf the small house she had called home. Her fingertips burned and her hair singed. Some who watched her crossed themselves, convinced she was soulless for she showed no emotion at all. Calm and dispassionate, even when the screaming started that quickly turned to bellows of agony before dying into nothing but the roaring of the fire.
She was locked away where she couldn’t bring harm to herself
or others. To all involved, they had protected the world from a monster, but sometimes things are not what they seem.

 

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Hard Trigger by S.L. Hannah

 

Title: Hard Trigger
Author: S.L. Hannah
Publisher: AOH Publisher
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Cami Brite
 Release Date: August 28, 2018

 

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“Your mother’s opiates are coming from Jose Herrera’s distribution network.” My pulse races as my stepfather speaks these words. Because taking on the Herreras also means taking on Diego.
 
Reckless, and hardened by a volatile past, Victoria does not see a future with Diego Herrera as a realistic option. As their childhood friendship ignites, they find themselves on opposite sides of a bloody feud between the two most powerful families in Mexico City. And she’s a Moreno now—brought up to be the secret weapon nobody suspected.
 
But Victoria can’t deny the attraction. Diego’s commanding muscles, the coarse, dark hair of his solid chest, that rugged scar above his sensuous lips…
 
Loyalty is in the eye of the beholder.

 

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My body is spent. I want to feel him release inside of me. I want to collapse on top of him. I want to keep fucking like two animals trying to survive a wilderness that is both beautiful and vicious. Our chests heave in a unison that signals it’s not
over, and he starts pumping into me…
Except I’m not just an animal. I turn my head towards the end table, lean over, and grab
his cell phone.
“Call them off.” I shove the phone into his palms. “All of them. Tell them I’m not here. That they made a mistake.”
Still pumping into me, he stares at me with widened eyes. “Don’t be fucking crazy.
Let me walk you out of here and make everyone believe you’ve disappeared. At least for a little while.”
He’s hitting that spot. That warm and sensitive spot that makes me second-guess every decision and every goal I’ve ever made or had. That makes me want to curl up and be swept away and taken care of, even though I’ve never wanted that to be
any part of my long-term plan—because I’ve seen everything my mother has gained and lost by being…taken care of.
Diego searches my face for a place to reason. “What I’m offering…they’re going to catch up to you eventually. And before you catch up to my uncle again. He’s the second-in-line to a multinational business. You killed one of his men last night.
You almost killed him. You think no one noticed? This would give us…a chance,” he pleads.
Although he doesn’t say it, it’s the same proposal he made on our trip, except without the ring.
I freeze. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t tempted. I’ve always been tempted. He’ll never know how many times I ran my finger around the circumference of that diamond band on the nightstand before I drove off, deciding on a different destiny. I
knew the moment I stepped in the old Peugeot that Diego’s ring would forever be imprinted on my finger.
But… “I can’t.”
My response makes him choke on whatever he was about to say and roar in frustration. He’s
not the type of man to accept defeat.
His fingers fumble on the phone screen. Awkwardly he holds it against his ear, spitting in Spanish as he does what I’ve asked him to do.
He throws the phone and then locks his forearms around my neck, pulling me closer to him.
His cock is still stiff, and it throbs inside of me, reminding me of why we’re even in this position.
Cursing, his lips find mine, biting, absorbing, demanding. And I reciprocate. I have never been unwilling. Our tongues tangle as our bodies rock in unison again.

 

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S.L. Hannah was born in Poland, grew up in Canada, and moved to Southern California to pursue her love of single-engine airplanes. Her latest, Hard Trigger, is a rogue romance that will be published on August 28th,
2018.
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Lighter by Mila Cole

Title: Lighter
Author: Mila Cole
Genre: Age-Gap Romance
Release Date: July 19, 2018
Cover Design: Emily Wittig Designs & Photography
Cover Photography: Lindee Robinson Photography
Cover Models: Logan Barnhart & Jordan Dimatteo

 

 

She was spoiled.
She was forbidden.
She was untainted.
She was my job.
 And…
 She was only eighteen.
 I couldn’t help myself.
 I wanted to unravel and devour every inch of her.
 She was a blue-eyed, untouched, complication, and the cost of touching her was more than I could afford. 
But… She was mine

 

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Hold You Close by Melanie Harlow & Corinne Michaels

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“I’ll never be able to keep her.”

Hold You Close, an all-new second chance standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Corinne Michaels and USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow, is coming August 20th!

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Hold You Close by Corinne Michaels and Melanie Harlow

Publication Date: August 20, 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Photographer: Lauren Watson Perry, Perrywinkle Photography

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Synopsis

From NYT Bestseller Corinne Michaels & USA Today Bestseller Melanie Harlow, comes a second chance standalone romance.

Ian Chase broke my heart at seventeen, and I’ve spent the last eighteen years hating him for it.

He makes it easy, with his smart mouth and playboy lifestyle—which I unfortunately have to observe since he lives behind me. Every time I see him climbing out of his pool, practically naked and unreasonably sexy, my blood boils.

I’ve always loved to loathe him.

I never planned to need him.

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London Parish is my little sister’s best friend, not that it stopped me from falling for her.

Our history is complicated. The only thing we have in common is being godparents to my sister’s three adorable kids—until our lives are changed in one tragic moment.

Now we’re trying to raise the children we love, mourn an unthinkable loss, and fight an undeniable attraction.

My life is already upside-down, and the last thing I need is for old feelings to resurface.

Because I’ll never be able to keep her, no matter how hard I try to hold her close.

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New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Corinne Michaels is the author of nine romance novels. She’s an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife.

After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness. She enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak and finding a way to heal them through their struggles. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love.

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Melanie is the author of the AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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Cruel Games by Elaine May

 

Title: Cruel Games
Author: Elaine May
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 31st 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Our destiny was signed and sealed before we ever met but how am I supposed to marry him when he broke my heart. 
I am meant to marry him, but I hate him…. I hate him for what he did to me. 
I’ll make him pay by being his worst nightmare. 
I’ll make him regret ever being part of this madness.
I am ready for war and London is my battleground.
I want to tell you my story…. if you are up for the ride.
 
 
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Elaine May is my Author name. I live in the South West of England with my two beautiful daughters and yummy hubby. I love reading dark and twisted tales that mess with your head. I love to travel and spending time with my family. My dream is for people to like what I’ve written and hopefully get to go to a book signing event as an author.
 

 

 

 

Series: Trust Fund Duet by Skye Warren 📕Review📕

 

Title: Survival of the Richest
Series: Trust Fund Duet #1
Author: Skye Warren
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 12, 2018

 

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An heiress without a cause.

Two billionaires determined to claim her.

And a war fought on the most dangerous battlefield–the heart.“What an incredible book! Survival of the Richest has everything —
Skye Warren’s beautiful writing, a sexy, compelling story; intricate
characters, and a provocative love triangle that will captivate you until the
very end.”
 ~ New York Times bestselling author Nina Lane

My story starts with a plunge into the cold water of Manhattan’s harbor.

A strong hand hauls me back onto the deck of the luxury yacht. Christopher was
supposed to be my enemy. Instead he protects me with fierce determination.

That should have been my happily ever after, but then Sutton appeared–ruthless
and seductive. He doesn’t care that my heart belongs to someone else, because
he’s determined to win. No matter the cost.

It’s an impossible choice, but I can’t have them both.

 

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I love Skye Warren. This book well, it is just not what I expected at all. It blew me away. I will say that I had some misguided feelings throughout this book. I wasn’t sure how I felt about Harper in some of this book but I understood her feelings and her actions. The ending threw me away. #TeamIhavenoideayet #TeamHarperforsure

Harper is a strong, independent woman that loves her parents. Too bad they are totally crazy. So she doesn’t believe in love or money. Even though her father is a billionaire, he doesn’t treat her like that. She is to earn everything.

So when her father remarries (which he and her mother do a lot) and she earns a new stepbrother they quickly become friends. Christopher is everything she knows her father would want in a child.

Years later when they get together for Harpers art show, a tragedy happens that will change their relationship forever.

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7.  Love is Madness by Thirty Seconds to Mars (feat Halsey)
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9.  Can’t Help Falling in Love by Andrea Bocelli and Katherine McPhee
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Excerpt
My body heats at the words, at the remembered pleasure of Sutton’s mouth on my sex. Christopher looks down at me, as if he can feel the heat emanating from between my legs. His expression turns stark, as if he’s in pain. That’s only fair,
because I’m in pain too.
“You deserve better than that,” Christopher says, but there’s no way to pretend he’s
talking about Sutton. He’s talking about himself and we both know it.
“He gives me what I want, which is something you might try next time you like a girl.”
“It wasn’t that,” he says, harsh again.
“No?” I step forward and place a hand on his chest, feeling the way his heart beats strong and fast. He may want to be unaffected by me, but he isn’t. I tilt my face up toward him. “You didn’t imagine me naked in the cabin later?”
He sucks in a breath. “You were too young then.”
My words come out as a whisper. “What about now? Will you do what Sutton said—imagine me in this dress when you go home after this?”
“It’s not fucking decent,” he says, even though the silk covers every part of me. It’s a perfectly respectable dress, when it’s not hitched up around my waist.
“You can thank Sutton for this,” I say, because it’s true. He’s the only reason I lean forward and place my lips against Christopher’s, touching them in some terrible attempt to show him what he gave up, to prove to myself that I don’t care about either of them.
Christopher sucks in a breath. For a second I think he’s going to pull away. He stiffens and grasps my hair with his fist. Easy enough for him to stop the kiss. Instead
he dips my head back and deepens it, exploring my mouth with his teeth, his tongue. Opening me wider until I whimper. Pulling me close until I can feel how hard he is beneath his slacks.
His other hand fists in the gauze of my dress, and I realize he’s holding me with both hands clenched—one in my hair and one in my clothes. I don’t know whether he’s doing it so he doesn’t have to touch me or because it’s a way to control me without bruising me. He uses both hands to tug me closer; I’m pressed so tightly I can’t imagine getting away.
Where Sutton had been raw sensuality and playfulness, Christopher is pure determination. He kisses me like he’s a conquering army, like I’m made of gold he has to grasp—or lose forever.
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Series: Queen of the Seven Stars by Kallista Dane 📕Reviewed📕

Fire Born: Queen of the Seven Stars Book 1

A brand new series from Kallista Dane.

A Reverse Harem romance set in a faraway fantasy world.

Available Now!

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So Fire Born is a really interesting start of a new series by Kallista Dane. It is was a slow go for me.

Melisandre is the newest queen over the land is now has to take over the curse that is now been activated since her father has passed. The first step is to find out what the curse is and who will help her.

There are five men that will help her get through this. But not only will they help her but she is to help them get through certain tasks also.

This story is strictly between Melisandre and the dragon Drayke, the others are mentioned and Melisandre is told what they will bring to the fight but we do not meet them yet.

I am excited to see where this series goes and how Kallista brings everyone together.

The last figure disappeared, gradually drifting away into formless mist. But the Dragon Lord, the Fire Born, took on substance. Came down the steps of the dais in his human form, naked once again. I ran my eyes over him, stopping at his cock, thick and hard and heavy.

I glanced at the oracle, but she was no longer visible. The smoke from the braziers hid her from our view – and us from her.

He came closer. Smiled wickedly.

I couldn’t help myself. I reached out, stroked the silky-smooth flesh of his manhood. Oh, Goddess! My handmaidens were right. It did have a steel core.

Wordlessly, he put out his hand and touched my gown. It disappeared. Faded away, as though it was as unsubstantial as the mist around us.

I stood before him. Naked.

Though I’d never been unclothed in front of a man before, I felt no shame. No embarrassment. He ran his hand up my arm, caressed my breast. My nipple puckered, hardening into a dark red peak. He ran a thumb over it, then cupped my breast in his palm and brought his fingers together, squeezing and rolling my nipple between them.

I gasped as a jolt of raw lust shot straight to my core. The tiny bud between my legs began throbbing and I felt a gush between my thighs. He brought his other hand to the back of my head and drew me in. Ran his lips down my throat, stopping at the hollow of my neck to nip at it gently. I shivered and he pulled me closer. Wrapped his arms around me, skin to skin, our bodies pressed together. His erection rubbed against my mound, hot and demanding. Awakening a strange, fierce hunger deep in my core.

I ran my hand down his back. Felt the smooth skin, the layers of hard muscle underneath. He felt so real, so warm and alive. How could this be?

He drew me to the floor, laid me on a pile of soft cushions that had somehow appeared, blurring once again the line between reality and illusion. When he laid down beside me, I reached for him again. I caressed his cheek, ran a finger over his full lips.

Up close, he was even more beautiful, with dark hair in soft waves almost to his shoulders. A stray lock fell across his forehead. I brushed it aside and stared into his eyes. Warm brown eyes, looking back at me steadily.

I caressed his cheek, my fingers brushing against the faint dark stubble along his jawline. Masculine bodies had such striking contrasts. Soft hair, smooth skin, then rough stubble – hinting at the steel that lay below.

I moved my hand lower, exploring. Traced a path down his chest until I reached the head of his cock. So hot, like the flames that consumed him and gave birth to his dragon form. I ran my fingers up and down the thick shaft, watching his face the whole time. He drew in a breath and I saw sparks of fire flicker in his eyes.

Still without speaking, the nameless Dragon Lord parted my thighs with his knees and slid over me. I put my arms around his back and closed my eyes, desperate to have that hot hard cock slide into me. Take my virginity, and set me free to revel in this wild wicked passion he’d awakened in me.

I felt the warmth of him, the weight of him, the smooth hard head of his cock pressing against my slick core…

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Five Alpha males

One headstrong queen

An enemy old as the Universe…

I learned my fate on my eighteenth birthday, the day my father died and I became the virgin Queen.

The day my life changed forever.

The Lord of Darkness has risen. He means to conquer my kingdom and take me as his bride. But to succeed, he needs the power of the five Sacred Sources.

I must find the Fire Born. The one who shifts into a fearsome dragon. He’s come to me in dreams in his human form, stirring shameful, dark desires inside me. The prophecy says he will take me as his mate – and join with me to battle the Lord of Darkness, who has awakened from the spell cast on him a thousand years ago.

Then I must seek out the others. Five in all, each with his own special skill.

The Warrior. The Wizard. The Mystic. And last, the Rogue.

I must secure their protection, their allegiance, using whatever means necessary, whether it be to offer them riches or a title… or my body. A place in my bed as well as on the throne.

The Oracle says only by uniting with these five powerful men will I accomplish my mission. Avenge my father’s death – and save the World of the Seven Stars from an enemy as old as the Universe.

But she never warned me I’d fall in love.

Fire Born is the first book in the World of the Seven Stars, a hot, steamy fantasy series featuring five dominant heroes and one strong-willed heroine. It’s full of magic and mystery, shifters and sorcerers, action and adventure – but above all, it’s a love story.

 

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USA Today Bestselling author Kallista Dane’s steamy romances have hit #1 in Amazon’s Sci-Fi and Western Erotica as well as making the bestselling lists in Sci-Fi Romance, Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance, and BDSM.

She combines eroticism with adventure and intrigue, weaving tale of strong, independent women tangling with the hot Alpha and Omega males who appear in their lives when they expect it least but need them the most.

Kallista loves gardening, chocolate, traveling, chocolate, scuba diving… and did we mention chocolate? She likes to say she’s a little like Goldilocks – she’s lived in northern Michigan, where it is way too cold and the Florida Keys, but that was way too hot. Now she makes her home in North Carolina where it’s (usually) just right!

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