Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Pernicious Red - Natalie Bennett **Release Blitz**

Title: Pernicious Red
Series: When the Wicked Play #1
Author: Natalie Bennett
Genre: Dark Romance 
Cover Designer: Cover by Combs
Release Date: October 31, 2017
Little Red, Little Red,
do you want to play a game?
It starts with twelve
and it ends with one.
If you win
you get to live.
There's only one rule
don't go into the woods.
Rosalie Morgue is a simple woman that lives a simple life. She spends her days doing mundane things and her nights trying to forget about her past.
Channing Burrows is a man shrouded in mystery. He comes with a dangerous warning label and lives a life full of chaos and darkness.
One black rose and a riddle written in blood turns Rosalie’s world upside down and spinning right into Channing’s twisted web.
A volatile game of desire, murder, and manipulation ensues.
Truths are exposed and lives are destroyed.
*Each book in this series will be a stand-alone*
Content contains strong violence, coarse language, graphic sex, scenes of horror, and situations that most readers would find objectionable. 
Reader discretion is highly advised.
SN>This is not paranormal.
This is not a fluffy romance










Pernicious Red – Natalie Bennett – I will start by saying that I was advised to read the prequel, Rose De Muerte before Pernicious Red as it sets the stage for Pernicious Red. I must admit that I had a hard time linking the 2 stories together. I kept expecting to see mentions of the characters from Rose De Muerte or some sort of a timeline, but other than a few references that were similar, it just never came together for me. I needed to clear my mind of what I had read previously in order to be able to focus fully on Pernicious. The relationship between Channing and Rosalie is one of murder, deception, sex, and unexpected twists and turns. The connection between then was formed long before either of them were even born. Family secrets, lies, and maniacal traditions run rampant throughout the story. The story keeps you guessing and the surprise twist near the ending is one that I never saw coming. I liked the story, it was a very quick read, but I wish there would have been more a backstory on the Burrows family and the origin from which their murderous tendencies came from. The only reason I rated the book at 3 ½ stars is simply because of the confusion with the prequel and lack of references between them throughout the story. I really wanted more backstories of the families and secondary characters. Natalie Bennett has fast become a go to author for serious mind f*ck, wtf, and how does someone come up with this stuff type reads for me…and I’m hooked! I was given an ARC of this book and I have given it 3 1/2 stars - Tasha




    

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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RELEASE BLITZ, EXCERPT, & GIVEAWAY – LOVERS LIKE US by Krista & Becca Ritchie Like Us Series #2


Lovers Like Us

by Krista & Becca Ritchie Like Us Series #2 Publication Date: October 31, 2017 Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Purchase: Amazon | iBooks
Twenty-seven-year-old Farrow Keene lives by his actions, and his actions say he’s the best at whatever he does. As a 24/7 bodyguard and the new boyfriend to Maximoff Hale, protecting the headstrong, alpha billionaire has never been more complicated. And one rule can’t be bent: Keep your relationship secret from the public. Farrow is confident he’s the best man for the job. But a twist in Maximoff’s fast-paced life sticks them with the rest of Security Force Omega and their clients. On the road. In a sleeper tour bus. For four rocky months. Sexual frustrations, check. Road trip drama, check. Awkward bonding, check. But Farrow couldn’t have accounted for a high-risk threat (identity: unknown) that targets Maximoff before the ignition even turns. And it hits Farrow — someone has it out for the guy he loves. Every day, Maximoff & Farrow’s feelings grow stronger, and together, they’ll either sink or swim.

Damaged Like Us

by Krista & Becca Ritchie Like Us #1 Publication Date: June 27, 2017 Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Purchase: Amazon | iBooks
Don’t date your bodyguard. It was the one rule he had to break. Maximoff Hale is a force of nature. A ship unwilling to be steered. Headstrong, resilient, and wholly responsible — the twenty-two-year-old alpha billionaire can handle his unconventional life. By noon, lunch can turn into a mob of screaming fans. By two, his face is all over the internet. Born into one of the most famous families in the country, his celebrity status began at birth. He is certified American royalty. When he’s assigned a new 24/7 bodyguard, he comes face-to-face with the worst case scenario: being attached to the tattooed, MMA-trained, Yale graduate who’s known for “going rogue” in the security team — and who fills 1/3 of Maximoff’s sexual fantasies. Twenty-seven-year-old Farrow Keene has one job: protect Maximoff Hale. Flirting, dating, and hot sex falls far, far out of the boundary of his bodyguard duties and into “termination” territory. But when feelings surface, protecting the sexy-as-sin, stubborn celebrity becomes increasingly complicated. Together, boundaries blur, and being exposed could mean catastrophic consequences for both.


EXCERPT


Proactively waiting isn’t my thing. I can admit that. So when Farrow unwraps a piece of gum and tugs open the fridge, I ask him, “Need help?”


He chews his gum slowly and glances at me in a way that reminds me he’s twenty-seven. I’m twenty-two, and he’s more than capable to do shit himself.


Farrow starts to smile. “It’s cute that you think I need help getting eggs.” He grabs a carton and kicks the fridge closed.


“You could’ve dropped the fucking eggs.” I’m fighting a stupid battle. And I grimace-smile which makes me want to poke my own eyes out.


Farrow pops his gum. “You mean you would’ve dropped the eggs.”


“Did I? Pretty sure I meant you could’ve.”


Farrow sets the carton by the sink. “I have steadier hands than you.” He leans close and whispers huskily, “You’re not beating me at this.”


I shake my head on instinct. When it comes to Farrow, boyfriend or not, I don’t want to concede that fast. “It’s not proven yet.”


He rolls his eyes into a smile. “Hold out your hand.”


I extend my hand, palm-down. Wondering how he can discern any shake just by sight.


Farrow rotates my wrist. “Like this.” And then he smashes an egg right in my palm.


Don’t smile at him. Don’t smile at him. “Thanks for that,” I say sarcastically, hand dripping in broken eggshell and yolk. 


“Anytime.” He laughs, and I act quickly and wipe the runny egg onto his black V-neck, feeling the ridges of his six-pack beneath.


Farrow props his elbows on the sink and actually lets me use his shirt as a towel, even while he’s wearing the thing. Christ.


He’s a Grade A sexy asshole.


 


About Krista & Becca Ritchie

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Krista & Becca Ritchie are New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors and identical twins—one a science nerd, the other a comic book geek—but with their shared passion for writing, they combined their mental powers as kids and have never stopped telling stories. Now in their early twenties, they write about other twenty-somethings navigating through life, college, and romance. They love superheroes, flawed characters, and soul mate love. They are the New Adult authors of the Addicted series and Calloway Sisters spin-off series, and you can find them on almost every social media, frolicking around like wannabe unicorns.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Go To Hail, Lani Lynn Vale ~ Release Blitz

Title: Go To Hail
Series: Hail Raisers #2
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release: October 27, 2017
Everybody has problems. But Travis? Yeah, he has so many problems that he finds it hard to breathe sometimes.

He spends five years catering to his ex-wife’s every want and need—all to make it possible to continue to see his child.
He isn’t supposed to fall in love with a woman, but he does.
He isn’t supposed to find someone that is willing to put up with his ex-wife’s crazy antics, but he has.
He isn’t supposed to be happy, but he is.
And all it takes is his ex-wife finding out about his new-found peace for things to change.

***

Hannah saw him and knew he was the one.

All it took was one look into that haunted man’s eyes, and she was lost, never to be found again.
She thinks she has it all. His love, a new baby made with that love, and a house to raise their blended family.
She’s wrong, and Travis’ ex-wife is out to prove it.
***
Travis doesn’t deserve Hannah. All he’s done is hurt her.
She’s done everything in her power to keep everyone happy, but the more she tries, the harder his ex-wife pushes. Until one day, there’s nothing left to push.
Hannah leaves, and Allegra wins.
But Travis isn’t willing to let her have her way any longer.
He fights back, and only gets a bullet to the chest to show for it.



I don't know who broke my heart more, Hannah for basically being a single, struggling parent while living in a house with the father of one of her children; or for Travis who was totally in love with her, but couldn't act on his feelings because he had a psycho ex-wife who was still controlling his life and using the child they had together to carry on her nastiness when Travis spent time with her. I think when it comes to strong women in books, Hannah is my new favorite. She put up with so much and still was able to let her love for Travis guide her when any other woman would've walked away. As always, I am a huge fan of LLV's writings and this one is no different. She writes characters and scenarios that come to life right off the pages and you know pretty much any of her stories could be the story of someone living right next door to you. Once again she made my heart hurt a little and my eyes leak with this one.

I was given an ARC of this book and I give it 5 stars. 




iScream Book Blog - “It's so damn #HOT you'll enjoy every page and come back for more.”

Britt Red Hatter Book Blog - “I don't think there are enough words in the English language to express how insanely incredible Go To Hail is.”

Smashly Bookalicious Reviewing Chicks - “For all those girls who have dealt with a crazy ex and their antics, this book is for you.”

I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.






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