Genre: Dark Romance

★NEW RELEASE & ARC REVIEW★ ROOKE BY CALLIE HART

Genres: Dark Romance, Erotic Romance

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ROOKE by Callie Hart

Release Date: 14th March 2017

Genre: Dark Romance

Watchmaker. Car thief. Heartbreaker extraordinaire.

Rooke Blackheath has spent enough time in juvie to know that he really doesn’t want to go to jail. The food sucks, the clothes itch, and there are absolutely no women in sight. Well…none he wants to fuck, anyway.

He should probably stop boosting cars, but the money is stellar and the high is out of this world. And why should he turn his back on something that sets his soul on fire anyway?

The answer to that question comes in an unexpected form: a petite five-foot-three firecracker named Sasha who refuses to give him the time of day no matter how thick he lays on the charm.

Rooke’s not easily deterred, though. Just like the watches he builds from scratch, Rooke knows all too well how women tick. Women are a game to him. A game he always wins.

Sasha doesn’t stand a chance.

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Sasha Cross’s life has been permanently derailed since her son died five years ago. You wouldn’t know it to look at her, of course. She has a great job, a beautiful house, and caring friends. Every week, she hosts a book club featuring the sexiest, most romantic stories on the planet, and every week she falls for a new fictional knight in shining armor.

Fictional men are perfect, though. They don’t hurt you. They don’t break your heart. They don’t cheat on you after your child dies, and they rarely ever leave the toilet seat up.

When Rooke Blackheath shows up at Sasha’s workplace, it’s clear he’s nothing like the men who grace the pages of Sasha’s favorite books. Dangerous, arrogant, sharp-tongued and sarcastic, Rooke’s not the kind of guy she needs in her life. Not to mention the fact that he’s eleven years her junior.

They don’t live in different worlds. As far as Sasha is concerned, Rooke lives in a different galaxy altogether. She’d like to keep it that way, but fate appears to have other plans.

When Cinderella lost her shoe, Prince Charming showed up at her door.

When Sasha Cross loses her book, an entirely different kind of rogue comes a-knocking.

★4.5 STARS★

I love the anticipatory thrill that comes along with the prospect of a new Callie Hart novel. As an avid follower of her writing, I’m well versed in the knowledge of expecting the unexpected. Rooke is exactly what I love about a Callie Hart read, it’s dark, deeply-emotional and so damn sexy.

To the unknowing outsider Sasha Cross has it all. She has an impressive job, great friends and a home that most would envy. Beneath the surface however is gapping chasm left by the traumatic death of her six year old son. They say time is a healer, but in the five years since his death, she’s become well adept to functioning rather than living.

By way of hero, Rooke Blackheath is the unexpected kind. He has a stint in juvenile detention under his belt and makes no apologies for his lifestyle. As far as criminals go, ironic as it is to say, he’s one of the good guys. It’s difficult not to be drawn to Rooke. He has a boyish charm that is endearing, but don’t let that fool you, there is also the domineeringly alpha male that made me go weak in the knees.

He’s a shot of adrenaline in Sasha’s otherwise (self-inflicted) mundane life. As bizarrely as their paths cross, is as quickly as they become entwined. I have to say I was hesitant in regard to their age difference but my fears were quickly assuaged by not only their intense connection, but also by how little it mattered in the grand scheme of the story. I never thought there would be another hero of Callie’s that come could close Zeth Mayfair status for me, but my god did Rooke come close.

Much like my review there are a few things the blurb to Rooke does not mention. Personally for me it all was all part of the crazy ride. Rooke’s world is one that no amount of warning can prepare you for.

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About Callie Hart:

Callie Hart is an obsessive romantic who loves throwing a dark twist into her stories. Her characters are imperfect, flawed individuals who dictate when she eats, sleeps and breathes. Callie’s Internationally Bestselling Blood & Roses series has garnered well over 1000 5 star reviews.

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★RELEASE BLITZ, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY★ RIPPLE EFFECT: EPISODE 1 BY KERI LAKE

Genres: Dark Romance, Erotic Suspense
Also available on Kindle Unlimited 

From the author of Ricochet and Backfire comes a dark erotic suspense serial …

Episode One: Dylan will do anything to escape her current nightmare, even if it means falling into the tangled web of a ruthless killer.

Title: Ripple Effect: Episode 1 by Keri Lake
Series: A Dark Hitman Erotic Romance Book 1
Genre: Erotic Suspense/Erotic Romance

Release Date: February 26, 2017 


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They call me RIP.
I’m a killer. A murderer. A psychopath.
In the eyes of the righteous, I’m a monster, born of sin and depravity.
I want to protect her, but I’m not a good man.
I want to love her, but I no longer feel.
She gets under my skin, though, and has awakened something inside of me.
Something I’d kill for.
I’m not her savior—not even close. In fact, I’m worse than the hell she’s already suffered.
I’m her vengeance. Tit for tat, as they say.
And if she’s not careful, I’ll be her ruin.

Dylan

For months, I’ve watched him.
I’ve fantasized him as my savior, my lover. My ticket out of the hell I’ve lived in for the last six years.
I never dreamed he’d be my nightmare.
Had I known what he really is, I’d have never gotten in the car that night, but life is full of cause and effect.
And sometimes the choice on offer isn’t a choice at all.
It’s the result of something already in motion, and we’re merely left to survive the ripple effect.

*This is an erotic suspense/erotic romance not recommended for readers under the age of 18 due to graphic violence and sex

5 “#IveBeenRipped” stars
Take a deep breath because Keri Lake is about to take you on an exhilarating, adrenaline-filled, action-packed ride.

The underbelly of Chicago houses some of its most shadiest inhabitants. In fact, there is only a scuffed thin line that separates Ripley between anti-hero and depraved. He tortures, he kills, he feels nothing. He’s Keri’s darkest character, and yet I could not get enough of him.

If I thought my adoration for Keri’s writing could not get deeper, here comes Ripple Effect to prove me otherwise. Reading is never a spectator sport where Keri is concerned. Whether it be her characters or storyline, participation is a requisite.

What Other are saying:

“This whole series was laid out beautifully … Keri tells a twisted tale of violence, destruction, deceit that is thrilling, addictive and will leave you beautifully haunted by these characters.” -Read-Love-Blog

“Dark romance lovers UNITE! Keri Lake knocks RIPPLE EFFECT out of the park and into the next ball field. With twisted, heart-pounding, sexy, delicious goodness on every single page, Ripley will own your soul without remorse. Come into the dark, my beautiful butterflies…you’ll want to stay.” -KL Kreig, USA Today Bestselling Author


“The mood is intense. Sinister, brutal and raw and not for the faint of heart, yet in the end you’ll find yourself deeply in love with a brutal killer and the love of his life.” -Vanilla & Spice Books Blog

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Keri Lake is a dark romance writer who specializes in demon wrangling, vengeance dealing and wicked twists. Her stories are gritty, with antiheroes that walk the line of good and bad, and feisty heroines who bring them to their knees. When not penning books, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters, and their rebellious Labrador (who doesn’t retrieve a damn thing). She runs on strong coffee and alternative music, loves a good red wine, and has a slight addiction to dark chocolate.

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★ARC REVIEW★ GRIEVOUS BY J.M. DARHOWER

Genres: Dark Romance, Mafia Romance

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Once upon a time, there was a girl who stopped believing in fairy tales after her innocence was stolen.

Morgan Myers is tired. So damn tired. Most people either push her around or brush her off, and she’s not putting up with it anymore. Determined to reclaim the life that had been stolen from her, she puts her trust in the last person she ever expected to: the notorious they call Scar. Morgan sees a side of him that few people seem to know—the man, not the myth. Lorenzo. And what she sees, she likes, a lot more than she thought she would.

But fairy tales aren’t real, as life likes to remind her. Some dragons, you just can’t slay, no matter how hard you fight them. And when hers comes back around, breathing fire, she’s forced to face some unimaginable horrors. But there’s a white knight in combat boots out there that isn’t afraid of monsters.

You see, it’s impossible to be afraid of something you see every day in the mirror.


5 of 5 stars

Even as long-time fan of J.M. Darhower I still marvel at her ability to awe and amaze. Her cunning storylines and charismatic characters never fail to capture my senses and send my imagination into overdrive. Grievous was the perfect conclusion to a sensational duet, and another notch against her tally of fantastic novels.

It’s a peculiar thing as I love and hate the anticipation she creates. I became so attached to her characters, I hated the genuine fear I felt as the situation they found themselves in became more sinister. But in the same breath, I absolutely loved the unencumbered need to continue flying through the pages.

Her writing is dark and possesses a depth that continues to reveal itself to the reader when you least expect it. She’s a writer I adore, and I relish the pure enjoyment I get from reading her novels.


About the Author:

J.M. Darhower is the USA Today Bestselling Author of paranormal/erotic/romantic suspense novels about the baddest bad boys and the ladies who love them. Fangirl at heart, J.M. is obsessed with books, music, and all things Marvel, especially the glorious Sebastian Stan. She spends her days in a tiny town in North Carolina, churning out words and chasing down Pokémon.

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★ARC REVIEW★ MENACE BY J.M. DARHOWER

Genres: Dark Romance, Erotic Romance

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Once upon a time, there was a guy who got so fed up with life that he resorted to murder and mayhem just to feel alive.

Lorenzo Gambini is bored. So fucking bored. Most people either annoy him or avoid him, afraid to face him. Figuratively. Literally. With his face partially disfigured, scarred, he looks every bit the monster the stories make him out to be: the notorious menace they call Scar. They say he’s a sociopath. Maybe he’s a psychopath. Whatever path he’s on, people tend to stay far away from it.

Until one day, a young woman bumps right into him–a woman just as fed up with life, but for much different reasons. With a Scarlet Letter inked on her wrist and secrets buried deep in her soul, Morgan Myers is running from something… or maybe somebody. Lorenzo isn’t quite sure.

You can bet your ass he’s going to figure it out, though.


 

4 of 5 stars

Mayhem and destruction are a way of life for Lorenzo ‘Scar’ Gambini. While most people avoid the shadows, it’s here that Lorenzo thrives. A modern day bogeyman, his notoriety is legendary, as is his thirst for inducing fear from others. Bored by uninspiring adversaries, his interest is piqued by the most unlikely of sources.

Morgan Myers knows fear. She faces it every day as the alternative is not one she is willing to accept. Her life is an endless rotation of disappointment and dead ends as she searches for justice amongst the depraved. She carries with her permanent scar and daily reminder of what she has lost, and what she continues to fight for.

Although in a helpless situation, a victim she is not. Morgan is the epitome of fighter, and a fantastic heroine to read. Even as the darkness that haunts her threatens to envelope her, she digs deep to find the strength to solider on. Never one to walk away from a good fight, Lorenzo makes Morgan’s war his own.

As psychopaths go, Lorenzo is as f*ucked up as he is funny. Never one to be underestimated, his causal approach to carnage becomes almost endearing as Darhower once again has me considering changing my last name to that of a sociopath.

Menace is a dark layered story, which shocks and intrigues. Far from a traditional romance, the romantic inside me is satisfied with the intensely charged connection Lorenzo and Morgan have in abundance.

Darhower once again displays her mastery in both her writing, and ability hook readers with her addictive stories and outlandish characters.

With Grievous set to release in February it won’t be long until we’re thrown into the thick of it all, but with an ending such as it is, a few weeks is far too long of a wait.


About the Author:

J.M. Darhower is the USA Today Bestselling Author of paranormal/erotic/romantic suspense novels about the baddest bad boys and the ladies who love them. Fangirl at heart, J.M. is obsessed with books, music, and all things Marvel, especially the glorious Sebastian Stan. She spends her days in a tiny town in North Carolina, churning out words and chasing down Pokémon.

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★COVER REVEAL★ MENACE (SCARLET SCARS, #1) BY J.M. DARHOWER

Genres: Dark Romance, Mafia Romance

MENACE 

(Scarlet Scars Book One) by J.M. Darhower

Genre: Dark Romance 
Release Date: January 16th
 
Scarlet Scars is a two-book series.
GRIEVOUS (Scarlet Scars Book Two) will release February 6th.
*Scarlet Scars contains dark elements that some readers may find disturbing* 
 
Once upon a time, there was a guy who got so fed up with life that he resorted to murder and mayhem just to feel alive.
Lorenzo Gambini is bored. So fucking bored. Most people either annoy him or avoid him, afraid to face him. Figuratively. Literally. With his face partially disfigured, scarred, he looks every bit the monster the stories make him out to be: the notorious menace they call Scar. They say he’s a sociopath. Maybe he’s a psychopath. Whatever path he’s on, people tend to stay far away from it.
Until one day, a young woman bumps right into him—a woman just as fed up with life, but for much different reasons. With a Scarlet Letter inked on her wrist and secrets buried deep in her soul, Morgan Myers is running from something… or maybe somebody. Lorenzo isn’t quite sure.

You can bet your ass he’s going to figure it out, though.

About the Author

J.M. Darhower is the USA Today Bestselling Author of paranormal/erotic/romantic suspense novels about the baddest bad boys and the ladies who love them. Fangirl at heart, J.M. is obsessed with books, music, and all things Marvel, especially the glorious Sebastian Stan. She spends her days in a tiny town in North Carolina, churning out words and chasing down Pokémon.

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★BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY★ TAKE ME WITH YOU BY NINA. G. JONES

Genres: Dark Romance, Erotic Romance

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Book Title: Take Me With You
Author: Nina G. Jones
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: October 17, 2016
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I watch.
I study.
I prowl.
I hunt.

I always go in with a plan. A set of rules for myself. I don’t take unnecessary risks. That’s how I’ve been able to evade capture all these years.

But there’s something about this girl that is different than the others. When I finally meet her, the rules become a blur. And I break the most important one of all—I take her with me.

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It’s just my imagination—that feeling of being watched. That those icy eyes— a vivid turquoise with a distinct golden fleck—aren’t watching me.

It’s just stress. I am the person everyone relies on. Maybe that’s why I haven’t been feeling so content with my life lately. Why I dream those eyes belong to someone who can tear me away from all of my responsibilities.

But these are just shameful fantasies, never meant to breach reality.

Then one night, the dream comes true, only it’s a horrific nightmare.

Now, I only have one task: survival.

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Having read Debt, I know Nina G. Jones isn’t afraid to push the envelope. On this occasion, she took said envelope; sealed it with dark tape and gave it a twisted kiss for your reading pleasure.

Take Me with You has to be one of the most shocking and intense reads I’ve encountered, full stop. It’s a novel that pushes the boundaries between anti-hero and villain, abused and abuser and more importantly the concept of love, however sickly the notion is borne.

I’d consider myself a fan of dark romance, but I have to admit Take Me with You took me to places that both terrified and intrigued me. Jones excelled in creating a twisted picture that no matter how ugly, the viewer is unable tear their eyes away from. I watched with baited breath and at times unrealistically hoped for the best.

Not one to conform, Jones stays true to the theme of her story, and the wonderful storyteller she is, reminds us that a happy ending is dependent on the beholders version of happy.

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Nina G. Jones is the author of seven full-length novels of various romance and erotica sub-genres. Her latest novel, Take Me With You, releases on October 17th.

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★NEW RELEASE & GIVEAWAY★ PRISONED BY MARNI MANN

Genres: Dark Romance

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Cover Design: MadHat Books

Release Date: August 24, 2016

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When I opened my eyes, I was in a cell, my body covered in bruises.

Not a jail.

I’d been kidnapped and imprisoned.

I wasn’t alone. I shared the cell with Garin Woods, the man I’d loved since I was a kid.

The man I couldn’t be with because of the secret. A man who would kill me if he found out what that secret was.

Someone wanted to torture me.

Torture us.

One of us deserved it.

It wasn’t Garin.

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Bestselling author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Marni was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotions. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her husband and their two dogs, who have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling, or devouring fabulous books.

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★COVER REVEAL★ DISCLAIM by Pam Godwin

Genres: Dark Romance
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DISCLAIM by Pam Godwin
Adult 18+ only
Genre: Dark Romance
Expected release→ Aug 2016
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Camila was seventeen when Van Quiso kidnapped her. Ten years after her escape, the shackles refuse to release her. Not while there are still slave traders preying on her city.
She will stop at nothing to end them.
Even if that means becoming a slave again.

Returning to chains is her worst fear—and only option. They won’t know who she is or what she intends to do. She’s prepared for every complication.
Except him.
The one who decimated her sixteen-year-old heart.

Matias is charming, gorgeous, and dangerously seductive. He’s also untrustworthy and enshrouded in secrets. After years of no contact, he finds her—on her knees, wrists bound, in the clutches of her enemy.
Will he sabotage her mission by needlessly saving her?
Or will he keep her in chains and never let her go?

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★NEW RELEASE, GIVEAWAY & REVIEW★ Backfire by Keri Lake

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance

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Backfire (Vigilantes, #2) by Keri Lake

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance – Standalone

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No matter how unbreakable he may seem, every man has a weakness.

A year ago, my home became a bloodstained crime scene. That night marked the beginning of my hell—the same night I was tortured by my enemies and tossed into an underground prison to die.

They failed. I survived.

Now that I’m free, only one motive burns in my soul: revenge.

Lucky for me, they think Jase Hawkins is dead. Maybe I am. I’ve got nothing but a cold, merciless rage, and Black Betty, the sharp steel blade that never leaves my side.

Then she drifts into my life.

Lucia wants answers—so much so, she’s willing to fall into the darkness where my enemies lie in wait, to kill her for what she knows.

Or to take her for the depraved fantasies her body alone can rouse in a man’s mind.

Me? I want her for the fire in her touch that feeds my addiction, forces me to feel what has become numb, but my appetite for bloodshed runs deeper than flesh.

For my own sanity, I’ve vowed to stay away from her. Because she’s my only weakness, an obsession that leaves me craving more—one that could make even the most steadfast plan backfire.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars


In 2015 Keri Lake kicked down the door of contemporary romance to announce her arrival with Ricochet. Keri created a world that was so intrinsically vivid, it felt familiar to be back amongst the depraved, lawless streets of Detroit. Once again we see Keri lace up her boot straps with her addictive, page-turning read that is Backfire.

Vengeance is the motivator that keeps Jase Hawkins alive when he has nothing else to live for. The promise of spilling the blood of those that betrayed him is what drives his campaign to infiltrate the sadistic underbelly of Detroit’s streets. On his quest for revenge he crosses the path of Lucy, a girl who is running away from what he is running toward. With a connection stronger than a common enemy binding them, it’s their love story pierces through the darkness and appeals to the romance reader in me.

Backfire is an intelligent, thrilling sensory feast that does not rest on the laurels of shock factor. It’s not just a novel, it’s a production. Every sight, sound & shiver is experienced. I defy you not to feel it’s breath on the back of your neck.

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