Title: The Man in Black
A Chicago Syndicate Standalone Novel
Author: Soraya Naomi
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: August 9, 2018
He consumed my mind. I never even crossed his.
From the moment I met Michael, mysteriously brooding and dressed like a dark angel, there was something electric between us. Or so I thought.
What I believed was a seductive and undeniably raw attraction has ended up being something else entirely, something I never foresaw.
Because he’s a skilled liar and a master manipulator, and I downright misread his intentions.
And now I’m afraid that falling for the man in black might become my biggest regret.
An overwhelming remorse haunts me after losing my fiancée, but I’m not a man who can afford to lower my guard.
I’m a ruthless criminal, one of the top members of the merciless mafia, the Chicago Syndicate, and I moved back home to keep to myself and do a job.
But when a curvaceous pastry chef with a beautiful smile and a possible link to my former life catches me in a reckless moment, I’m forced to watch her and strategize a plan.
Because I’m not sure if she’s out to get me or if she’s just an innocent
civilian who doesn’t know that the restaurant she works at is actually a front to launder Syndicate money.
And I intend to find out if she’s playing me while I’m playing her. But then the demons that haunt me force me to make a huge mistake…
Deceit has a price—I just have to make sure I don’t pay with her life.
A standalone novel from the Chicago Syndicate world.
blend of lust, deceit, lies & men who love hard and at all costs.
Her #1 Organized Crime debut series Chicago Syndicate was released in 2014.
She’s honored that For Fallon won “Best Breakout Novel 2014” in the Novel Grounds Semi Annual Literary Awards.
Master’s of the Castle: Witness Protection Program
Where will you be when the bomb goes off?
Ten of your favorite BDSM authors. Eight brand new stories. One really, really bad man.
When Master Marshall gets an emergency phone call, he can’t believe his ears. His cousin, Grace, has become the only surviving witness to a terrible murder and she is refusing witness protection. Fortunately for her, as far as Marshall is concerned there is no place in the world safer than a medieval castle full of protective Doms.
Unfortunately for them all, the assassin hunting her from the shadows disagrees.
Coming – August 7
Nothing could’ve surprised Luke more than seeing the girl he’d sworn to protect at the Castle, perched on another Dom’s lap. Anger and jealousy urged him to intervene when Carlie’s stubbornness forced him to take her on as his sub for the weekend to honor his promise to her brother to keep her safe. It takes a possible threat followed by a misunderstanding to get Luke to see what’s been right before his eyes all along.
Two years ago, Agent Flint Turner met his dream girl. The only good he’d ever done during his undercover assignment was to help her escape one of the most vicious criminals in FBI history.
After witnessing the murder of her best friend, Holly Dansen finds safety in The Castle. When she sees the killer and his henchman, she thinks her life is over, but is determined to protect her newfound family.
But Mario isn’t what he seems, and she doesn’t know what to believe. The chemistry is bubbling between them, but can she trust him to keep her safe?
I live in the Midwest with my husband and our two dogs. I love dogs, enjoy spending time with my daughter, babysitting dogs and kids, reading and working puzzles. We have traveled extensively throughout the states, Canada and just once overseas, but I now much prefer being homebody. I worked for a while writing articles for a local magazine but soon found my interest in writing for myself peaking. My first book was strictly spanking erotica, but I slowly evolved to writing erotic spanking romance with a touch of suspense. My favorite genre to read is suspense.
Raisa is an up and coming author of romance with a dark and naughty twist. Her heroes are sometimes flawed but always the alpha in the room, while her heroines are atypical and can take anything those bossy alphas dish out.
The one thing that Raisa most loves is tipping tropes on their ears and making fun of them. She also adores alliteration.
She’s lived all over the world but currently resides in the Midwestern United States with her husband, two irascible cats, and a big bay rescue horse.
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Coming – August 7
FBI agent Dane Morgan comes to the Castle to save a life. Fawn Pike is there to take one.
Something about the raven- haired beauty catches his attention right away – but is it suspicion or desire driving his actions? Their scenes together are incendiary, their attraction overwhelming, but with the lies building between them, even the Castle’s magic might not be enough to give them a happily-ever-after.
She’s longed to submit to a powerful man. Her choice? The assassin she’s hunted for years.
He’s cunning, he’s wealthy and he’s dangerous. When a mafia assassin is tasked to eliminate another, assuming the role of a Master Dom within the Castle, he’s prepared for just another assignment. That is, until he meets the woman selected to become his submissive. Beautiful and intelligent, she’s also his nemesis, an FBI agent hunting him for years.
What she doesn’t understand is that after this weekend, she will belong to him.
About Angel Angel is a self-described bibliophile with a “kinky” bent who loves to write stories for the characters in her head. If she didn’t get them out, she’s pretty sure she’d go just a little crazy.
She is happily married, old enough to know better but still too young to care, and a big fan of happily-ever-afters, strong heroes and heroines, and sizzling chemistry.
She believes the world is a better place when there’s a little magic in it.
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Best Selling author, Piper Stone writes in several genres including romantic suspense, thrillers, erotic romance, and dark erotic romance. She has a love of the non-traditional, preferring to create worlds that defy the imagination. Wine and sous vide cooking are only second to her love of golden retrievers and you might find all three nestled in the pages of a book or two.
She has several releases from Blushing Books including the dark thriller, Submissive For Hire, Becoming – Power Exchange, Honor and Obey, the Rescue Me Series, Maverick and Shadow. The Missoula Smokejumper Series – entailing the lives of seven smokejumpers, their danger and dominating passion – has seven books and two prequels. She’s also delighted to be a part of the upcoming Masters of the Castle compilation – Witness Protection Program.
Her next series just might involve alpha jaguars and a woman destined to become their mate.
She will also have several releases with Bethany’s Woodshed in the upcoming months.
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Masters of the Castle: Witness Protection Program
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Coming – August 7
Allysa Hart and Rayanna Jamison
Partners. Best Friends. Ex-Lovers. K9 unit Terri O’Connel and Nick Carrusso along with their playful pup, Champ, find themselves on a case that challenges all of their skills.
Terri fights Nick every step of the way, but when her behavior compromises their mission, he puts his foot down. Taming her will be no easy feat, but if anyone is going to get the feisty woman under control, it’s the man who loves her the most.
Will their relationship survive or will they walk out of the Castle and away from each other forever?
Intimacy was vulnerability, and vulnerable was something Grimsley would never be.
He was tall; she was tiny. He was neat, tidy, orderly; she was… not. His life was focus without deviation and relentlessly managed by the ticking of his pocket watch; she was chaos, from the curls of her unruly hair to her little bare feet, and if she got distracted and walked into him one more time, by God, he was going to bend her over the first sturdy piece of furniture he saw. For a man who shunned intimacy, getting Eden into his arms was fast becoming all he could think about.
They say opposites attract. When it came to Eden, attract was far too tame a word…
I am a full-time mom to a sassy, strong-willed, loveable little girl. Okay, so she is all me. I am on the wrong side of 30, and I have been married to my best friend for over eight years. Like most couples, we have our ups and downs, but I could not imagine doing life with anyone else by my side. We are Southern California transplants, currently residing in a very rural part of the east coast. I have two crazy dogs that I adore, even though they drive me out of my ever-loving mind, most days. I have recently rediscovered my love of words and decided to become a writer. My first story is my heart and soul, and it reaches into the depths of all that is me. I also create covers, promos, and logos for authors. I have met some amazing friends on this journey that I now happily call family. Without my family members, whether biological or chosen, I would not be half the person I am today. Their constant love and support keep me afloat.
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Rayanna is a coffee drinking, wine loving, sushi obsessed, knee sock fanatic who works her passions into every story she writes. She resides in Southern Utah with her husband, 2 kids, mother, grandfather, and 2 dogs.
In her spare time, she enjoys celebrating life with good food, good drinks, and good friends.
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Fortunate enough to live with my Daddy Dom, I am a Little, coffee whore, pain slut, administrator at my local BDSM dungeon, resident of the wilds of freakin’ Kansas (still don’t know how I ended up here) and submissive to the love of my life. An International and USA Bestselling Author, I have penned more than 120 novels, novellas and short stories, and am the author of the Masters of the Castle series.
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Coming – August 7
Has the Big Bad Dungeon Master finally met his match?
Desperate to find her brother, Tasha lies her way into a job at the renowned Castle.
She has no clue about the lifestyle but she only needs to fake it for a couple of days – long enough to get the information she’s after.
Unfortunately, she gets assigned to the Dungeon, where the dark, brooding Master Eamon is watching her every move…
Katherine Deane & Kate Richards
How can a blind woman be a witness? Worse…how can Grace keep from being the murderer’s next victim. Even in the Castle, in the care of a Dom who’s survived one of the world’s most extreme war zones, she’s stalked by the determined and ruthless killer. Grace and Chris have the beginnings of a hot and passionate relationship…if he can keep her alive.
USA Today bestselling author Tabitha Black has been writing erotic spanking fiction for over twelve years, mostly in the age-play and historical genres. More recently, she’s discovered the joys of writing more contemporary, darker, edgier books with a greater emphasis on BDSM – one of which, Sharing Silver, was nominated for a Golden Flogger award and won the Spanking Romance Reviews award for best ménage.
Having lived in four countries on three different continents, and been an active participant in her local kinky communities, she likes to “write to discover what she knows.” Her own personal kinks include anything and everything to do with spanking, fireplay, edge play, scarification, age-play, and too many more to count. Some girls like wood, some adore leather, but Tabitha is partial to big, shiny, ornate knives… nothing else makes her quite as weak at the knees.
She lives in Europe with her Daddy/Sir, and a lilac cat who likes to sneeze in her face.
Katherine Deane is a multi-published, top 100 romantic and BDSM author and romantic at heart. She loves cheese, red wine, chocolate, and snuggling up with her daughters’ kittens while reading a good book. When not reading, or writing, you can find her knitting, sewing, crafting, or doing pretty much anything to keep her hands busy. She has taken over the dining room AKA craft room, much to her husband’s dismay. In one of her books, an energetic “craftaholic” would find herself over her husband’s knee for losing an important document in a pile of bi-cone crystals and mod podge. Her real life, and the people in them, give her plenty of ideas to work with. Katherine has dubbed herself the queen of cheese. Not only is she a former Midwestern Cheese Head; she also loves to incorporate it into her books. In her opinion, all romance deserves at least one cheesy scene that makes you cry.
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So this type of book hits a few of my triggers, cheating (although it doesn’t go into the cheating), abuse (wife beating), and heavy alcohol. But not really knowing what I was getting into since the blurb is not in-depth I still followed through and finished the book. I am really happy I did. I loved Scarlett and was so happy with how the ending came about.
Scarlett doesn’t believe in happy ever after, she believes you work for everything you want in life. So when Hugh shows up at the diner she works at and sweeps her off her feet she wants to start believing. But when Hugh takes her on their honeymoon all hell breaks loose. Scarlett starts to believe in hell.
This book like I said had triggers for me. I think the author should add a trigger warning. I see that it does say “Hell Upside Down is a dark, emotional standalone novel filled with suspense.” But that could mean anything. Beating the shit out of a woman is a major trigger for some woman, and should be spelled out.
Bottom line. This is a good strong story. Not a lot of sex and what sex there is is not graphic. I would recommend this story to friends after warning them about the triggers.
Series: Old Money Roulette by Natalie Bennett Includes: Queen of Diamonds, King of Hearts 📖Both Reviewed📖, & Ace of Spades (Coming-Soon)
The road to hell…
Oh man, just when you think you have this book kind of figured out Natalie throws you more twisted and turns. You have to read the first book Queen of Diamonds first, if you don’t you will be extremely confused.
Elena is meant to be Mateo’s Queen and he will do everything in his power to make that happen. This book will show you just how far he will go. Be prepared for sex, gore, drugs, mystery, and secret boxes. I couldn’t put this book down. And I can’t wait for the next book Ace of Spades.
For my first Claire Marta story, I fell in love. I love paranormal stories and I love dark stories, and this one is both. There are a strong heroine and hero add, demons, vampires, and angels and you have a huge hit.
Mavis is a human that works for an angel as an assassin. She kicks a$$ and doesn’t have a problem doing it. She loves her job and doesn’t let anyone get in her way. But when she notices Max her juices start flowing towards him.
These two have a chemistry that blows you away. I love Mavis from the start, and Max is yummy! I loved this book and can’t wait for the next one! I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.
Another story I have no idea where to go with my review.
This is my first Natalie Bennett book, so I really had no idea what I was getting into. I read the blurb and thought I had an idea of what I was getting into. Nope.
This story is raw, nasty, gritty, messed up and so freaking awesome that I was upset when it was over. Savages is a story, unlike anything I have read. This is not a story about two people falling in love and having a hard time. Hell, I don’t think anyone in this story has any idea what the word love is. These two characters Romero and Calista are so f*cked up that you have to adore them. I will admit at some point this story scared me a little, but then brought me around again. I can not wait to see where these characters go from here.
The author does say there are triggers. And man is there! Don’t read this story without an open mind.