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Release Blitz: The Muse by Emma Scott

The Muse | Emma Scott

Angels & Demons #2


Release Date: January 8th, 2023

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Cole Matheson didn’t expect the road toward being a successful painter would be paved in gold, but he hoped there’d be a few less potholes. Insidious self-doubt that whispers that he’s no good, talentless, hopeless has him on the brink of despair. Maybe it would be better to just give up.

A midnight visit by a beautiful creature of darkness changes everything…

Ambrosius Edward Meade-Finch surrendered to the underworld centuries ago after knowing only pain and suffering during his short life. Now, Ambri makes humans dance on his strings, feeding on their desire for his own pleasure. But his liege lord questions his loyalty and commands him to bring a pure soul into their dark realm.

Cole Matheson seemed like an easy mark, but Ambri didn’t count on his goodness or the depth of his generous spirit that wants Ambri just as he is. And Cole never expected to find in Ambri a muse who unlocks his talent and who might also be what his lonely heart has been searching for. Something fragile yet powerful grows between them, and the possibility of soul-deep love hangs in the balance, if only they have the courage to reach for it.

But fairy tale endings don’t come without a price. The dark forces Ambri answers to have been promised a soul, and they’re coming to collect…

The Muse is book two in the Angels and Demons series but can be read as a standalone.

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About The Author

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Emma Scott is a USA Today and Wall St. Journal bestselling author whose books have been translated in six languages and featured in Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After.

She writes emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins.

If you enjoy emotionally-charged stories that rip your heart out and put it back together again, with diverse characters and kind-hearted heroes, you will enjoy her novels.

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What a wonderful mix of historic, paranormal and contemporary this book is!

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh, this book is clever.

Not only is it a beautiful romance, filled with all the multitude of emotions that drive it, but it also uses a couple of famous historical events to centre its exploration of the demonic doubts and fears which drive people into despair and self-defeating behaviour.

The author’s note is profoundly moving (it comes at the end) and that itself also delivers its own message, that of unbelievable loss but also of incredible strength and tenacity.

I didn’t read the first in the series as it was an MF romance but I didn’t find myself lost at any time. There’s a glossary which explains the who’s who of the ‘Other Side’, Emma’s version of the space occupied by both the denizens of Hell and also the angels of Heaven.

She uses the trope of the struggling artist to perfection here and in Cole, has created a wonderfully compelling man who legitimately has a heart the size of the ocean just waiting to pour out his love to someone who will treasure it.

Ambri, oh my lord, Ambrosius Edward Meade-Finch is sinful perfection. A demon of want and need who’s seen his ‘best friend’ in so much as a demonic entity can have them, break free of his immortal life and return to the woman he loved and lost centuries earlier.

But that’s brought a whole host of pressures on his shoulders, resulting in the need to corrupt a human and drive them into the arms of one of the Dukes of Hell.

With a very deft hand, Emma draws the two together and then lets the narrative unfold as each discovers the small things about the other which leads to feelings developing.

I think the thing I loved most about this book was that I honestly couldn’t see how it was going to work out. There seemed to be an obvious way, but then that was canned emphatically and I was racing my way to the end to get satisfaction.

And satisfied I was, more than in fact, because the ending is a brilliant way to draw these two fractured lives together and I was impressed with the use of some dramatic license that felt completely earned.

I’m not sure if there will be any more in this series, but I truly hope writing it helped Emma put some of her own demons into submission.

#ARC kindly received from the author via Valentine PR. I’m voluntarily leaving a review.

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Release Blitz: Forgive Me Father by Garrett Leigh

Forgive Me Father | Garrett Leigh

Rebel Kings #3


Release Date: November 14th, 2022

Cover Design: Black Jazz Design

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“I gave my darkest secrets to a man who doesn’t exist.”

“…you don’t understand.”

Mateo lowered himself to sit, still vibrating with the need to fix me, the way he always did. “Then tell me. Explain it like I’m the simplest idiot you’ve ever met.”

I can’t. I’d never told anyone. Not the judge, the jury, or the legal aid barrister who’d written me off before she’d ever met me. But as I drowned in Mateo’s affection, in a love I’d done nothing to deserve, the words came tumbling out.

Bad words.

Dark words.

Darker than sin.

Darker, even, than Mateo’s battered soul and the secrets I didn’t know about yet.

I thought those words would shatter me.

Shatter us.

But when the devil came for us, it wasn’t mine.

It was Mateo’s, and the man I’d trusted with my fragile heart was a stranger more broken than his scars could ever show.

Forgive Me Father is a continuation of the best-selling Rebel Kings MC series. Content warning for violence and sexual trauma.

Expect: a sizzling hurt/comfort MM romance with a damaged chaplain and a dark-souled enforcer with a tender-hearted secret.

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About The Author

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Garrett Leigh is an award-winning British writer and book designer.

Garrett’s debut novel, Slide, won Best Bisexual Debut at the 2014 Rainbow Book Awards, and her polyamorous novel, Misfits was a finalist in the 2016 LAMBDA awards.

When not writing, Garrett can generally be found procrastinating on Twitter, cooking up a storm, or sitting on her behind doing as little as possible, all the while shouting at her menagerie of children and animals and attempting to tame her unruly and wonderful FOX.

Garrett is also an award winning cover artist, taking the silver medal at the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards in 2016. She designs for various publishing houses and independent authors at blackjazzdesign.com, and co-owns the specialist stock site moonstockphotography.com with renowned LGBTQA+ photographer Dan Burgess.

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