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Series: Old Money Roulette by Natalie Bennett Includes: Queen of Diamonds, King of Hearts 📖Both Reviewed📖, & Ace of Spades (Coming-Soon)

Title: King of Hearts
Series: Old Money Roulette Book 2
Author: Natalie Bennett
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Release Date: June 9, 2018

 

His secrets. Her sanity

 The road to hell…

Well, there is no road to hell.
I already live there.

I was forced to partake in a rigged game of seduction, manipulation, and murder.

Mateo Remmington is my formidable opponent.

He makes the devil look like a saint.

He’s immoral.
He’s ruthless.
He’s a goddamn king. 

King of a clandestine empire who sits on a throne covered in innocents’ blood.

I’ve become his obsession.
He’s becoming my deadly addiction.

And if I make one wrong move he’ll end my life.

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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.

 

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So we are starting the newest Natalie Bennett series and first off is Queen of Diamonds. This book is a prequel (ish) story that gives us the start of Mateo (the kingpin) and Elena the girl who has been away from Vice City most of her life.
 
Elena’s parents didn’t want her or her sister to be part of their world. So they shipped them off, but that couldn’t save them. So Elena and her sister are left to raise themselves with their aunt. But when Elena’s sister is murdered she decides it is time to go back to Vice City and see what she can find out.
 
Mateo is dark, everything he does is to stay on top. He is the King and he wants a Queen. Elena is the person he wants and he will get her any way he can. But what is the game here? Only Mateo seems to know what they are playing and he will win at any cost.
 
I am so excited to read this series, and what a start to it. But head the trigger warnings, this is not a nice romance. This is a dark and disturbing read and I am sure it will only get more so.
I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.
Natalie Bennett is the creator of erotic stories that always come with a warning label. She writes about depraved alpha a**holes and women that love to hate them. Her books don’t follow any specific tropes, have no set word counts, and tend to deviate from traditional HEA’s.

When she isn’t in front of her computer she’s spending time with her husband and their three little boys.

Natalie is an avid fan of caramel frappes, horror movies, Shameless, and of course, reading.

You can find Natalie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  
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Series: The Dead Presidents MC by Harley Stone Includes: Link’D Up & Wreaking Havoc 📖Both Reviewed📖

 
Title: Wreaking Havoc
Series: The Dead Presidents MC Series #2
Author: Harley Stone
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: May 28, 2018
18+ for language and sexual situations…

Fresh out of jail, Dead Presidents MC Sergeant at Arms, Marcus “Havoc” Wilson, is trying to lay low and keep his PTSD-induced temper under control while helping other military veterans rejoin society. In search of relaxation techniques, Havoc stumbles upon an alluring bookstore owner with a violent past of her own who’s able to calm him down in ways he’s never experienced.

Julia Edwards gave up her life of privilege the minute she tried to kill her ex-husband, and she doesn’t want it—or him—back. As a small Seattle bookstore owner, she’s determined to spend her days hidden between the covers of romance novels until her real-life fantasy appears and shakes up her entire existence.
 
Can these two attempted murderers find peace together? Or will the loose ends from their past unravel their future?
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 I enjoyed Link’D Up and I was excited to get Havoc’s story, especially with how awesome of a personality he has. And Harley did an amazing job of bringing it out. But Havoc needed a strong woman to keep him in line. Or so I thought. Instead, Harley found him a woman just as nuts as he is.These two are a match made in heaven. Julia is a high society or used to be. Julia was on the top of her game running the high society until she found out her husband had slept with most if not all her friends. So she decides to leave him and her family to make a life of her own. But when it is time for her sister to get married she needs a date. And in walks Havoc.

I loved this story. These two are wonderful for each other and I will be rereading this book. I am excited to see what is next for this group!

 

Trudy Dowling – “Get ready for the ride of your life!! Hop on a Fat Boy. Rev your engine. Pop a wheelie. There is so much packed into this book that a fumed when it ended.”

Latifa Morrisette – “This book blew my mind.”

Michelle Dunklee – “This writer has totally entrapped me in words compelling me to read straight through.”

 

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I LOVED this story. This is my first Harley Stone story and I am so happy to have been introduced to her. The characters are strong and well written. The story is wonderful and I could not put this story down. I am a big fan of MC stories, but not all authors that write in this genre hit it. Harley did.
 
Link is a hard a$$ president of the Dead Presidents. And when one of his guys ends up in jail he wants the best of the best for a lawyer. That is where Emily comes in.
 
Emily doesn’t take crap from anyone. She stands up for herself and the people she defends. So when Link asks her to defend his buddy, she isn’t sure that is the best thing. But after getting more details she ends up taking the case.
 
The chemistry is boiling with this story. But even with that, the actual story is wonderful. It is an all around wonderful book. A must read. I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.
Harley Stone writes mafia romance and funny-as-shit romantic fiction. When she’s not writing, she’s busy living out her real adventure in southwest Washington with her husband and their five boys. 

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Series: Ceasefire by Claire Marta Includes The Devil You Know 📖Review📖

Title: The Devil You Know
Series: Ceasefire Series #1
Author: Claire Marta
Genre: Dark Paranormal Romance
Release Date: April 12, 2018

 

My name is Mavi St. Clair.
 
I’m a monster with a pretty face. An assassin in trade. Guilt, remorse, it’s never touched me. I’m as cold as they come and just as professional.
Dealing death has always come easily, and I inflict it with ease. It fuels and feeds the twisted darkness inside me. 
My downfall begins with a single night of untamed passion leaving me hungering for more of him. 
One wicked soul recognizing another. 
Now he owns me.
The lines of what I know are blurred. 
I’m playing his game.
A pawn, eternally tangled in a web of secrets and lies.
He won’t let me go.
Taking pleasure in my fall from grace. 
Question is, can I save myself before I’m damned completely?
 
*This is a dark erotic paranormal romance and contains certain triggers some readers may not enjoy. Due to scenes of an adult nature, this book is for 18+ ONLY.*

 

 

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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.

 

A native Brit, I live in Italy with my husband and daughter. When I am not writing and drinking copious amounts of tea, I enjoys taking photos of my adoptive country, trying to stay fit with running, reading amazing books and being a stay at home mother.

 

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Hell Upside Down by Mia Villano

Title: Hell Upside Down
Author: Mia Villano
Genre: Suspense Thriller
Release Date: June 29, 2018
Cover Designer: J.N. Sheats
Scarlett Ferguson wanted out of her dreary life in Cutler, Maine. Every day was only an existence living in poverty in a run down trailer with her dad and his girlfriend. Working a dead end job in a restaurant, Scarlett’s life changes the day Hugh Cruz walks into her world. 

He is gorgeous, rich and charming, sweeping Scarlett off her feet after a few dates. When he wants to marry her in a rush, she thinks nothing of it, other than it is true love. That changes on the night of her honeymoon. The night Scarlett realizes, things are not what they seem. It doesn’t take long for Scarlett to become someone she swore she never would be, in a life she swore she never would want.

Heartbroken and confused, Scarlett realizes that the life she ran away from is the life she truly wants. Secrets unravel as Scarlett discovers the real reason Hugh came into her life. No one is who she thought they were and the people she trusted are soon revealing their true identity. Hell Upside Down is a dark, emotional standalone novel filled with suspense. Each page has you wanting more.
I’m a new erotic romance author with two books currently out. Loving the Senator and The Ambassador and Me. Both were Amazons Hot New Release and Bestsellers. Soon to release on November 3rd Paris, The Ambassador and Me the second in the Trilogy. On November 27th, I will be releasing Loving The Candidate the Second in the Capital Affairs series. Around Christmas I plan to release a very emotional book called Just Breathe Again. 
I’ve been writing since I was seven when I won my first essay contest in our state. From then on I wrote as much as possible. It wasn’t until four years ago when I decided to write what I loved to read, erotic romances. Back in the day I would steal my moms Jackie Collins books and read them repeatedly tucked in between my Little House in the Prairie books and late at night with a flashlight under the covers. It never hit me to actually write romances until I spent a few days in New York went to Central Park with my laptop. I closed my eyes while I typed my first sex scene (it really helped) and I haven’t looked back.
When I’m not writing I hike, cook and spend time with my family. I have two daughters and two dachshund’s.
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Series: Badlands by Natalie Bennett Includes- Savages 📖Review📖, Deviants, & Outcasts (Pre-Order)

Title: Outcasts
Series: Badlands #3
Author: Natalie Bennett
Genre: Dark Erotic Thriller

Release Date: May 12, 2018

*Grimm*


Pariah.
Dark Messiah.
Harbinger of death.
My reputation has always preceded me.
I’m a brother to the queen of the Badlands.
I’m one of the few confidants to her fiancé–the devil himself.
And those whispered rumors that I’m a silent killer, a true harvester of souls? 
They’re true.
People never see me coming. I don’t discriminate, I show no mercy, and I feel no remorse. 
My only loyalty is to my family and when someone important to them goes missing, I vow to do whatever is necessary to track her down and bring her back.
But the person I find is not the same woman who was stolen away.
Something’s different about her.
Something I find myself drawn to as we fight our way back to hell.


*Arlen*

Stubborn.
Reckless.
Original family disappointment.
My reputation has never preceded me.
I’m supposed to be this spoiled, rich b*tch who does everything her daddy tells her.
I was forbidden to even think about the Badlands.
But money means nothin to me and my paradise was a pretty cage I refused to be trapped in.
I fought my way out, I found a new family, and even though sh*t got tough sometimes it all worked out in the end.
And then I got kidnapped.
I thought it was over for me. 
I almost broke. 
I should have known he would never let that happen.
And I should have realized something inside me had shifted.
Maybe then I’d have seen the signs that I was falling for an irredeemable man.
A man who taught me that there was power in taking away a life. 
A man who showed me just how beautiful hell truly was.
It’s only fair I warn you that this is not a story about a rescued damsel in distress.
This is a story about what happens when a man who collects souls finally meets his match.

*Outcasts is the 3rd book in the Badlands series. This book can be read as a standalone but I recommend starting Savages & Deviants first.*

 

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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.

 

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Natalie Bennett is the creator of erotic stories that always come with a warning label. She writes about depraved alpha a**holes and women that love to hate them. Her books don’t follow any specific tropes, have no set word counts, and tend to deviate from traditional HEA’s.

When she isn’t in front of her computer she’s spending time with her husband and their three little boys.

Natalie is an avid fan of caramel frappes, horror movies, Shameless, and of course, reading.

You can find Natalie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Sergio by Natasha Knight 📖Review📖

 Title: Sergio: A Dark Mafia Romance
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: April 23, 2018
Blurb
I’m the first-born son of the mafia king. The favorite. Destined to rule, I’m a dangerous man, a ruthless one. But in my world, you have to be.
 
Then Natalie stumbles into my life. Wrong place. Wrong time.
 
Twice, fate put her in my path.
Twice, fate placed the innocent lamb at the mercy of the monster.
 
I gave her a chance to walk away. Told her it would be better for her if she did.
But she didn’t listen. And now it’s too late.
Because I’m not good. I never wanted to be. And I won’t let her go anymore. See, I’m not the hero. When I touch her, it’s with dirty hands.
I know my reckoning is coming though. I know I’ll burn for the things I’ve done, the sins I’ve committed. And I don’t deny hell is where I belong, but I want my time first. I want my time with her.
She’s mine. Forever. No matter what.
 
Author’s Note: Sergio: a Dark Mafia Romance is an intensely emotional, steamy and dark standalone romance set in the Benedetti Brothers Mafia world. Be prepared: this is not a traditional romance.
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This book broke a little inside me. Sergio is such a wonderful character. I have read a lot of dark romances and a lot of mafia stories, but this one broke a little inside me. There is something about Sergio that just makes you want to love him. And he found the perfect person to do that. Natalie is that girl. She knows who he is, she has seen it and takes him for who he is.

This is a dark romance and it will make you scream, cry, laugh, and cringe but you have to read it. It is a wonderful love story. I love this story. And I can’t wait to read the next one! I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.

Author Bio
USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, Natasha Knight specializes in dark, tortured heroes. Happily-Ever-Afters are almost always guaranteed, but she likes to put her characters through  hell to get them there. She’s evil like
that.
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