British setting works well for this new series

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is the first book I’ve read from this author and I enjoyed a lot of it including the British setting and the main characters.

It was perhaps a little bit dramatic at times but it did fit within the narrative and I liked the whole London crime boss element of the plot which was used to anchor the story.

Both Billy and Dashiell were sympathetic characters and I liked their pairing, it wasn’t just a circumstances dictating attraction, it felt believable. I also liked the secondary character development, hideous bad guys as well as the good ones.

However, for me, the actual tension of the plot being mostly due to the circumstances they were in didn’t always work and it felt a bit overly dramatic on occasion with Frankie’s character coming across a bit too obviously cliche bad guy at times.

The ending also seemed to wrap every thing up a bit fast too but the epilogue made up for it and I’m hoping Lee is going to get himself a book too in this series.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Release Blitz: The Devil Makes Three by Evelyn Vox

The Devil Makes Three
Evelyn Vox
(Share Me, #1)
Publication date: September 8th 2017
Genres: Erotica, Romance

LEXIE

I know what you must think of me.

You’re going to think I’m a whoring trophy wife.

You have to believe me when I tell you, I do love my husband.

I tried to stop it. I tried to resist him.

But there was no resisting Derek Drake.

And if you were me, you wouldn’t have been able to, either.

DEREK

As long as I can remember, the beast has been inside of me.

It’s a monster with dark desires and carnal needs.

When it sees something it wants, it won’t be denied.

Alexandra Hale was a Princess, a spoiled brat who needed to be taught a lesson.

The moment the beast saw her, it claimed her. It was only a matter of time before it got out and took her.

It didn’t help that she so clearly wanted to be taken.

When Manhattan socialite Lexie Hale hires the dark, brooding Derek Drake to remodel her house in the Hamptons, she never imagined the deep, forbidden desires he’d awaken inside of her. There’s just one little problem: Lexie is married. How long can she resist Derek’s promise to dominate her and take her in ways her husband never could? And what will happen when her husband finds out?

Share Me: The Devil Makes Three is a steamy, heart racing erotic romance about the forbidden lust and even more forbidden desires between a married woman and her Alpha male contractor. It includes cheating, consensual, hard BDSM, an MFM scene, and a taboo cuckold relationship. Not for the faint of heart!

First novel in the Share Me Series

A Club Midnight Novel

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My readers and I are one in the same: we like it dark, and we like it dirty. If you like dominant men, strong-as-hell heroines, and heart-racing plots with lots of kink, then welcome to our wicked little club.

My characters will take you on a wild ride as they give into their most forbidden desires, uncovering their truest selves along the way. Always steamy and extra sinful, my romances will have you embracing your dark side in no time.

Evelyn lives in Brooklyn, and some might be so bold as to call her a *gasp* hipster. When she’s not busy ordering a craft beer or drinking kombucha, she works part-time at a wellness center. No matter what she’s doing, her mind lives full-time in smutland, always thinking of new ways to torture those hunky Alpha males and the ladies they love to play with.

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Book Blitz: Happy Endings Book Club 1-3 by Kylie Gilmore

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Kylie Gilmore
Publication date: January 10th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Book 1: Hidden Hollywood

She’s on top…

When superstar actress Claire Jordan researched her role for the Fierce Trilogy movies, she never expected the bond she feels with the author and her romance book club aka The Happy Endings Book Club.

Soon Claire finds herself confessing her secret longing for a regular guy—no more egocentric wealthy players—and the book club is all too ready to help. In disguise as a regular girl, she’s all set for a date with book-club-approved Josh Campbell.

He’s on top…

Billionaire tech CEO Jake Campbell is weary of gold-digging women, especially the glamorous superficial types. So when his identical twin, Josh, calls in a favor, asking Jake to step in as him on a date, Jake figures one of Josh’s cute girl-next-door types might be just what he needs. One night of passion with the sweet girl next door leaves Jake wanting more, except she seems to have vanished.

Sometimes a Happy Ending is just the beginning.

Book 2: Inviting Trouble

Madison Campbell has worshipped her older brother’s best friend, Parker Shaw, for as long as she can remember. So the night before he leaves for the Air Force, she decides he’s leaving town with her virginity. All she has to do is transform her tomboy self into a sexy woman with a bit of borrowed makeup and some creative fashion choices. The results? One drunken kiss that Park doesn’t even remember.

Ten years later, no man has ever gotten close to her heart the way Park did. And now that he’s back, the very unfeminine Madison refuses to blow her second chance. But when her bold attempts to snag his attention (“Oops! Dropped my towel.”) fail miserably, she does something completely insane—she caves to a makeover from the meddling matchmaker in charge of The Happy Endings Book Club. Hey, Park, you want some of this? Madison is about to find out.

Book 3: So Revealing

The last thing Charlotte Vega needs is a cocky HOT stuntman like Ty Campbell in her life. But when he pulls the ultimate stunt—a sexy romantic gesture that ends with a charming invitation to a sunset dinner cruise—she finds him impossible to resist. Cue disaster.

Their rocky first date goes from bad to worse when his yacht (okay, it’s actually borrowed) gets stranded in deep mud. Turns out there’s nothing Ty can do but wait hours and hours for high tide with no power, no way to cook dinner, and a hangry sexy-as-hell woman.

But Ty is determined to salvage the date so he starts a game to pass the time. Only what Ty learns makes him realize he may have just botched a date with the perfect woman. How will he ever win her now?

The Happy Endings Book Club series continues with Book 4, Formal Arrangement, plus more!

Happy Endings Book Club Series

Book 1: Hidden Hollywood

Book 2: Inviting Trouble

Book 3: So Revealing

Book 4: Formal Arrangement

Book 5: Bad Boy Done Wrong

Book 6: Mess With Me

Book 7: Resisting Fate

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Kylie Gilmore is the USA Today bestselling author of the Clover Park series, the Clover Park STUDS series, and the brand new Happy Endings Book Club series. She writes humorous romance that makes you laugh, cry, and reach for a cold glass of water.

Kylie lives in New York with her family, two cats, and a nutso dog. When she’s not writing, wrangling kids, or dutifully taking notes at writing conferences, you can find her flexing her muscles all the way to the high cabinet for her secret chocolate stash.

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Cover Reveal: Confessions: Robbie by Ella Frank

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Confessions: Robbie, an all new tantalizing contemporary MMM Romance by Ella Frank is coming March 8th!

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Confessions: Robbie

Author: Ella Frank

Release Date: March 8th

Synopsis

Relationships are complex.

Love ever-changing.

And when it comes to rules of the heart,

they were made to be broken…

That’s what Robert Antonio Bianchi was telling himself, anyway.

Otherwise, he really had no excuse for what – or who –he’d done.

No excuse, except for his lonely heart, a pitcher of margaritas, four Bitter Bitches, and the apparent need to confess all his weaknesses to the two men he knew would bring him nothing but trouble.

But trouble was nothing new.

Just ask his crazy sisters or any of his friends, and they’d be the first to tell you:

If there was a bad decision to be made, Robbie always had a knack for making it.

And thus begins the story of the priest, the princess, and the prick.

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EllaFrankElla Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite contemporary romance, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Phillips.

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New series from Annabella Michaels opens with a hit

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first in a new series which is an offshoot of Annabella’s Souls of Chicago series and it’s focusing on Micah Hamilton’s security agency (Landon Greene’s husband and subject of Book 3 Protecting the Soul and it directly ties into book 5 in the series Uniting the Souls as it focuses on the search for Isaac’s missing brother Zane.

I liked this a lot, it was missing the overly dramatic elements which can sometimes pull down a plot narrative and instead, all the tensions were caused by believable issues of trust being damaged due to secrets being hidden (for perfectly valid reasons) for too long.

The relationship between Jeremy and Zach (aka Zane in hiding) was well developed and took a nice slow burn as they slowly got to know each other – even if Jeremy’s reasons for trying to find out if Zach was Zane weren’t revealed until the plot needed some tensions.

Overall this is really nice read, it’s a sweet romance between two people who on paper shouldn’t work but do. Jeremy is searching for the same happiness he sees in his friends who’ve settled down and Zane has been closed off because of his fears and past trauma for so long.

There is a really lovely ending and I truly believed in this couple’s life long happiness. Great start to this new series.

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New author Deven Balsam hoping for new publishing successes

With a first published short story – Sindali – in the Brave Boy World anthology, club DJ, producer, author, event organiser and occasional crafter/upcycler of clothes and jewelry, Deven Balsam stepped foot onto the writing ladder.

A single dad of three, he lives on a mountain at the edge of the Pisgah National Forest and has also published Deadname and Bread, Milk and Seahorse Eggs for FTM Magazine, and published Horseweed, Honeysuckle for Issue 11 of the online collection Birds Piled Loosely.

In 2018 his story Snow will be published in Carnation Books’ anthology to benefit Trans Lifeline.

He is also in the process of completing work on the novel Mekanika, a continuation of the story begun in Sindali.

Brave Boy World: A Transman Anthology

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From the moon to Pluto, from the back of a giant turtle at the center of the universe to the edge where everything ends, these 20 thrilling tales explore what it means to be a man, even when one was born female.

Join our trans masculine protagonists in this first-of-its-kind collection as they navigate their journeys through the future to manhood, with all of their tribulations and triumphs, their joys and regrets, and love that defies all boundaries of gender.

Buy links: Pink Narcissus Press| Amazon UK | Amazon US

Release Day Blitz: Blind Passion by Penny Brandon

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Length: 82,000 words approx.
Blurb
 

Attraction for Adam was not a handsome face, a striking smile, or beautiful eyes, but a scent that would drive him to distraction or a voice that could make his heart beat faster. When the combination of the two walked into his life in Luke, Adam couldn’t help but want him. But how was he supposed to know if Luke felt the same attraction? He had no prior experience, no past encounters, nothing to help him. Not even his sight.

One look at Adam and Luke wanted him. Sensual, gorgeous, kind, with a strength that Luke was drawn to, Adam was everything Luke desired. Being in Adam’s arms, showing him the pleasure of a man’s body, being touched, held, and desired in return, had Luke wanting more, had him wanting what he knew he couldn’t have.

It didn’t matter to him that Adam was blind, but Adam deserved more than someone like him. Luke was a man with a broken past and falling in love with Adam was a foolish thing to do, especially because Adam would never love him back if he found out what Luke was hiding.

About Penny
 

Penny is a complete romantic who believes everyone can fall in love if only they’ll open their heart to the possibility, which is why she writes these hot erotic stories that will always have a happily every after.

However, it doesn’t mean that she’ll make it easy for her men to get there. A lover of things that go bump in the night, Penny’s imagination can sometimes run riot, so magic mirrors and evil dolls are only the beginning.

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