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Series: Broken Crowns Book One Genre: Paranormal Romance Release Date: March 10, 2019 An abomination came in the middle of the night. Death and destruction followed in his wake. The sun fell from the sky and has yet to return. Now trapped in a world where the savage and corrupt rule, my life has been compromised. He stole my crown with bloodstained hands and claimed me as his queen. Reyes Straykova is seductively cruel. Volatile and ruthless, a vicious beast. His sinister game has just begun. Bow to the king and watch chaos reign. Beauty & Rage is the first book in the Broken Crowns series. It’s PNR (the main characters are not vampires, shifters, or fae) & contains varying triggers.

MY REVIEW

Beauty & Rage by Natalie Bennett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So I adore this author’s dark and twisted mind and I also love paranormal so I was really interested to see how this author would handle this particular genre seeing as it’s her first foray into it. Well, it was actually really good, the author managed to switch genres seamlessly slipping into this landscape like an old pair of slippers. Expect all the usual blood, gore and truly reprehensible behaviour that you would normally get as this is just as extreme and out there as usual. This gripped me catching my imagination almost instantly from the onset here. There were such mysteries here just waiting to be untangled and solved and what clues we were drip-fed here in regards to Duvetta and Reyes shared pasts was so very intriguing indeed. I have so many out-there theories at this time fighting for space inside my head and I do hope I have somewhat guessed some while others I’m probably barking right up the wrong tree entirely. For now, I will just watch this space and wait and see what comes to fruition. What I will say is that the premise behind this new series is ever so fresh and imaginative so I am really looking forward to what’s looming on the horizon here. So Reyes himself seems a complete contradiction almost harsh and soft at the same time but that softer aspect seemed solely reserved for his Queen. There’s almost at times a glaring disparity between the brutality and cruelty that Reyes is capable of and the almost loving regard he has towards Duvessa. She likes his Achilles heel. On a final note, I found the ending here a tad abrupt I was expecting a cliffhanger of course but the finale felt just extremely sudden like it stopped mid-sentence maybe it was just me. Anyway, this was a fantastic and tantalising enigma of a start to this new series and I am looking forward to the next instalment here. I voluntary reviewed a copy of Beauty & Rage (Broken Crowns #1).

All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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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He is a serial killer.

She runs away from pain.
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Release Date-22nd February 2019
Genre-Dark Dystopian Romance
Kindle Edition-144 Pages

He was her captor. She was his slave. He promised to keep her safe. But could he keep her safe from falling in love with the very man she should despise?

Imogen: The Complete Series is a dark, erotic romance of two flawed people thrust into a dystopian society, where good and evil are blurred. Captured and taken prisoner by the enemy on her wedding night as customary war spoils, Imogen must find strength to survive in a world where her fate and safety hang in the balance. Struggling to heed her captor Erik’s advice and warnings to remain safe, one false move and Imogen could be irrevocably harmed, or worse, killed, at the hands of the less-than-kind captors.

As Imogen finds herself sympathizing with Erik, things turn a dark corner when he takes another captive under his care. With rising confusion and mixed emotions, Imogen struggles between hopes of freedom with that of her growing love for the man she should hate. He very well may have captured her heart, but has she captured his? Or will she discover she doesn’t know who this man is at all?

MY REVIEW

IMOGEN: The Complete Series by R.B. O’Brien
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Unfortunately, “Imogen “didn’t really deliver for me. The premise here was actually fantastic and is what initially piqued my interest here. The idea that this was set in a future dystopian world that is currently embroiled in some sort of civil war: one that Imogen herself is thrust into when she is kidnapped on her wedding night: well anyone that knows me would see that this ticks all my boxes in terms of plotline: add in the fact that this is also dark fiction and I was very intrigued indeed by this. So, this was initially three separate novellas that have been condensed into one complete volume: Conflicted, Claimed and Tormented. This did actually work. I prefer a longer narrative: I am not a big fan of novella serial stories myself and don’t usually read them: there are of course a few exceptions to this rule where I have adored them but usually they’re not my bag and the ones I have loved are the exception rather than the rule for me. This was also told completely from Imogen’s POV: I would have preferred to hear Erik’s thoughts also. Without this vital input, it was hard to form any sort of attachment or even understand where Erik was actually coming from in terms of his emotional state and headset. As an extension forming, any sort of sympathy for him and understanding of his actions was also difficult without a deeper insight overall into him as an actual individual. So, the fact that this was dark wasn’t really my issue with this at all. I was expecting and anticipating this to really cross the line in terms of acceptable and decent behaviour. I do read a lot of dark fiction that infringes on personal boundaries, pushing my limits to the max and though at times I had to suspend my disbelief here at the captives woman’s over the top reactions to their new masters my main problem with this and what spoiled it for me was the total lack of world building involved here. This was meant to be set in a dystopian landscape and it was never really expanded on to my satisfaction: the descriptions here could just as easily have been modern day as there was nothing to set this apart and shout out dystopian. I couldn’t actually picture in my mind the world they lived in as the scene was just not set here. The potential in terms of story growth here was huge and I felt an opportunity had been lost to fully explore this to its full potential. Also, the woman’s treatment: there was never really a decent enough explanation bar the stupid one given why these men are behaving so inhuman: even the reason for the war is a tad unbelievable and in war there are going to be casualty’s so to blame a whole factions woman for the actions of a few well just seems a tad unreasonable to me. And finally, what really bugged me: I didn’t see the reason for the inclusion of the Slave Amelia into the narrative other than to cause jealousy drama and strife. There was just no need, and this was the final straw for me in terms of enjoyment. I felt it was unnecessary to the present story and her inclusion was the final nail in the coffin for me. I haven’t really mentioned my impressions of the two main characters here and that is mainly because I was left largely uninspired and unmoved by them. I just didn’t feel any personal connection to them at all and just wasn’t feeling the love one tiny bit. This really was a huge shame as this story wasn’t badly written it just failed to grab and retain my attention. This does have potential and my opinion shouldn’t deflect you from giving it a chance we can’t all like the same things. I voluntary reviewed a copy of “Imogen”

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She’s forbidden. Temptation personified in a curvy package of sugar and sin. My one job is to obey the rules. Keep my dick in my pants and forget the new nanny. Be a good little soldier as the Devil himself raised me to be. Problem is I can’t. I care more than I want to admit. I’m not supposed to have a conscience. Blood stains my hands and taints my soul.

There’s no escaping the chains that bind us, when duty threatens to destroy us both.

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.

MY REVIEW

From Ashes and Embers by Claire Marta
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

god, I love this series so much: it’s just so addictive and I really can’t get enough of the antics and lack of remorse this throws out there. It just makes such a refreshing change to be following and rooting for the bad guys and that they are staying true to there inert natures: really adore that about this particular series: how it dabbles in that murky in-between almost in the grey of things. So the first two books here follow Lucifer and Mavi and are told from there POV this one zero’s in on Raziel, Lucifers right-hand man or more accurately Nephilim and Jane some kind of supposed Fae who has been hired to work as a nanny for the precious royal offspring. But all is not as it seems and Jane despite her uncomplicated outward persona has a definite hidden agenda and is most certainly keeping secrets if she doesn’t watch her step what she is hiding could get her killed. So this one is told from Raz and Janes POV and their relationship does conclude in this one volume. Jane herself is a totally different personality type to Mavi and as such the love between these two has a much softer vibe than what we are used to with this particular series though there were still moments here that this most definitely took a much darker overall flavour and turn. There was also quite a lot of input here from Lucifer himself and after observing him in a much lighter vein previously with his love for Mavi and Juliette here he gave no ground whatsoever and was right back on form scheming, plotting and dispensing his own particular brand of twisted justice. This had so many twists and turns and went in directions I really wasn’t anticipating or expecting. And that end reveal, oh my it shocked me sideways I didn’t see that one coming at all. This series is one that I do recommend highly but it does need to be read in order as there is an underlying story that continues on throughout the books. This, as expected, was a great read and if you like your dark paranormal then this one has such a river of decadent deliciousness running straight through it. I voluntary reviewed a copy of From Ashes & Embers (Ceasefire Series Book 3). All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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Release Date-27th February 2019
Genre-Dark Romance
Kindle Edition-199 Pages

The more treacherous the lie…

Ten years ago, Snowy Hollings did the unthinkable: she betrayed the love of her life.

Now, when her family’s fortune is decimated overnight, the popular socialite is in for a rude awakening: you reap what you sow.

…the harder the fall.

Mysterious newcomer Blake Lorenz despises everything that Snowy Hollings stands for–and he’s determined to destroy her piece by piece.

When all is said and done, this ruthless corporate king will stop at nothing to torment the redheaded beauty.

She had it coming, after all.

And, when he’s through, she’ll be lucky if there’s anything left to ever make whole again.

This story contains dark, disturbing subject matter not suitable for those under 18 years of age, including mentions of sexual abuse, child abuse, and eating disorders. 

King’s Men by Lana Sky
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

So This was a new author for me and let me tell you she sure can write: this was an excellently written story and I definitely can’t fault King’s Men on this author’s exceptional story-telling ability. This really was quite a dilemma for me in terms of my eventual rating here as on the one hand I was glued to this until the final closing words that certainly managed to grip me with there brilliant intensity. But then this also equally repelled me with the psychological warfare used against Snow by Blake that at times actually felt more along the lines of mental torture so great was the cruelty and spite employed here.

This at timed went beyond the realms of what I am comfortable with totally smashing my boundaries and nearly reaching my hard limit.

This is the first instalment in a dark romance duet and this follows the story of Snow and Blake its a wronged revenge trope and told completely from Snows POV. I should also mention as well don’t be expecting any sweeter romantic moments here as this just doesn’t have them: I use the term romance very lightly indeed just putting that out there so you realise this and are aware. So as I was saying I feel that only experiencing snow’s input here didn’t balance out Blakes venom and because of this, I failed to find anything redeemable in him meaning I struggled to connect emotionally with Blake’s personal suffering that had turned him into this vengeful monster.

In fact, I would go as far as to say at times I really wanted to throat punch him so great was my abhorrence of his actions and intentions.

I struggled with the annihilation and torment of an already damaged individual especially considering snow’s age at the time of her supposed crime the unintentional actions of a child, not an adult that had then resulted in such far-reaching consequences. Snow has had to then live with herself ever since not an easy task for her as she has lost the one closest to her heart. I am now so emotionally invested in the outcome here even if at this moment in time I absolutely detest Blake with a passion and personally want him to grovel on bended knees to snow for forgiveness. I also think from the snippet included at the end here of book two, we get some input from Blakes side of things and I am hoping this may showcase a crack in his impenetrable armour: anything really to see him act in any positive manner and maybe get a sense of his inner angst. So this was very dark but as I said this darkness wasn’t physical but more psychological in nature and I have read so much darker than this before this just seemed to hit all my buttons in terms of triggers. So despite my above observations, I did enjoy this and it most certainly left a distinct impression in regards to its impact. It’s an extremely intense journey that will hook its claws in for the duration and despite not being easy reading in places was surprisingly addictive: almost like car crash TV. This is one that some might struggle with just because of the emotional abuse heavily featured here: I know I did. But this was most certainly memorable so well done to the author on that one: this tale stands out from the crowd. I voluntary reviewed a copy of King’s Men (The Savage Fall Duet #1).

All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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The New Orleans Dragon, an all-new standalone Paranormal Romance by
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New Orleans: city of
intrigue, supernatural secrets, voodoo, and one enigmatic dragon… For 300 years, Gabriel Blakemore has survived hidden among humans after a coup in his native realm of Paragon scattered him and his siblings across the globe. Keeping his

secret has preserved his dragon magic but led to a life devoid of true intimacy.

Now a voodoo curse threatens to end his immortal existence. His only hope is to find an antidote, one

that may rest in a mortal woman.

Death is a welcome end for Raven Tanglewood. After five years of unsuccessful treatment for her brain cancer, her illness has become a prison, something her adventurous soul cannot abide. So when an enchanting stranger appears at the end of her bed, she

welcomes him as the grim reaper come to carry her to her eternal rest.

When Gabriel heals Raven and binds her to him, he awakens a connection stronger than any he’s ever known. But she sees the bond as another kind of prison. Can Gabriel win her love and trust in time to awaken the life-saving magic within her? Or will his fiery

personality and possessive ways drive her from his side and seal his fate?

MY REVIEW

The Dragon of New Orleans by Genevieve Jack
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So this is the story of Gabriel and Raven and what a fabulous and addictive ride this was. So first Gabriel’s ring has been cursed by a local voodoo Queen who wants his power to aide in her own immortality. Gabriel a long-lived dragon who also walks in human form needs his ring to stay on earth if he doesn’t find a cure or return to his homeland Paragon he will turn to stone. After locating Raven in a human hospital and sensing her psychic abilities he offers her a choice he will cure her cancer if she comes to work for him breaking his curse. So I adored that this was set in New Orleans and that Gabriel had an antique shop: very fitting indeed. The opening scenes here with Raven’s illness and suffering as she slowly dies from a brain tumour seemed believable and authentic. I felt her internal struggle and also her final acceptance of her nearing fate that is until an additional fantastical option is brought to the table that could potentially save her life. This was for me such an easy addictive read that I was instantly invested in almost from the first page. The connection between Raven and Gabriel here for me blazed so brightly and I felt it from the instant they first connected. This also had a fantastic underlying story and the setup here for progression was great really paving the way for future books: I for one can’t wait to read the rest of this imaginative series. This was a book I read in one sitting so that says it all really: this is rich in magic, legend and love so if you like your paranormal then this one I highly recommend. I voluntary reviewed a copy of The Dragon of New Orleans (The Treasure of Paragon Book 1).

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She is a broken princess.
He is a serial killer.

She runs away from pain.
He runs towards it.

He is her worst nightmare.
She is his obsession.

She’ll do anything to escape.
He’ll do anything to keep her.

Let the games begin.
The first one to lose will be the first one to fall.

About the Author:
V.F.Mason always loved reading books and had quite a few fights with her momma over the genre she liked (romance, duh!) She studied filmmaking and thought that would feed her desire for stories, but that didn’t happen. Finally, when she was tired of all those voices in her head, she sat down and wrote a book. It was a huge decision to make and she thanks her friends and family for supporting her in it. When she is not writing, she can be found with her friends doing all sorts of crazy things or reading recent romance books that were written by her favourite authors.

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Release Date-January 19th 2019 
Genre-Historical Time Travel Romance
Kindle Edition-172 Pages

At Lavender House, Evie McIntyre is haunted by the whispers from her bedroom closet. Before she can make sense of their murmurs, the house “warbles” between times and transports her to the Civil War. Past and present have blended, and Evie wishes she’d paid more attention to history. Especially since former Confederate officer, Jack Ramsey, could use a heads up.

Torn between opposing forces, Jack struggles to defend the valley and people he loves. Meeting Evie turns his already tumultuous world upside down. Will solving the mystery of the whispers return her home, and will the handsome scout be by her side?

Against the background of Sheridan’s Burning of the Shenandoah Valley, Jack and Evie fight to save their friends and themselves – or is history carved in stone?

MY REVIEW

Secret Lady by Beth Trissel
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

So this was a tad different to what I normally read and took me back to the days I devoured this type of fiction by the bucketload. So this is a time travel romance set in the time of the American civil war: so Union and Confederacy. This was richly steeped in history throughout which I found incredibly interesting. The language used here had an almost old-world feel to it and it was also quite flowery in deliverance with a very visually descriptive prose. This jumps straight into the story and though it took me a couple chapters to feel invested when I did it was great and I felt I had been transported back into the past myself. So “Secret Lady” was very instalove which surprisingly didn’t actually bother me as much as it usually does: maybe because it seemed to fit with the story and was really quite believable: it just felt authentic. The Hero here Jack was definitely a gentleman and he was also surprisingly open-minded to Evie’s current situation and dire tidings of what is her past and Jack’s future. He took her seriously and despite his own doubts, he could still sense her inert honesty. Evie well she was a relatively easy going girl who I found likeable. Once I got past my initial issue with the writing style and fell into the flow of things this really was overall an enjoyable experience. This at heart was a sweet, clean romance infused with history so if that is your bag this one will really work for you. “Secret Lady” made such a pleasant change to some of the darker reads I lean more towards now. I voluntary reviewed a copy of Secret Lady (Ladies in Time, #3).

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Release Date-25th February 2019
Genre-Contemporary Romance
Kindle Edition-400 Pages

Homer Carnegie. Admit it—you know my name. Your kid’s got my e-trading card. Your husband sits up straighter when I stroll onto the TV screen. He knows I’m going to crack the bat and save the day. Even your grandma’s jonesing for my autograph. But women my age? They’re the worst. Or would that be the best?

It’s not my fault they line up at the door. They catch my balls all right, two at a time sometimes, or even three. Believe me, everybody wins.

At least they did—until the video. I heard TMZ paid a million for a bird’s eye view of Homer on his A-game. The only folks who didn’t watch with eager eyes? Red Sox management. They want me benched, or worse, shipped off to rehab.

It’s a long story, what happens next. How I end up on a boat, bound for the world’s most remote island: Tristan da Cunha. Just a speck of dust in the Atlantic.

Except my heart is there. I don’t know that when I step onto the boat. I don’t know a lot of things. What I’ll covet…

What I’ll lose…

Covet by Ella James
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So I feel like Ive been waiting for this story like forever and let me tell you it was definitely worth the long wait. This was so much more than what I was expecting and I’m going to try and articulate my thoughts and impressions here without giving anything away so you get to experience this as I did blind. So brief run through here this starts with Finley and her parents and the events that traumatised a little girl of seven on her birthday all those years ago. The conclusion of this event was witnessed by a young Declan on the island with his father and the young boy never forgot the little girl and the look in her eyes as she was finally brought home to safety after her terrible ordeal. Fast-forward a few years and a grown-up Declan needs space, somewhere to recover out of the spotlight and away from his baseball career that at this moment in time is hanging somewhat because of Declan’s enslavement to his personal demons. Declan’s family are patrons to Tristan da Cunha almost becoming honoured guests over the years so this remote island secluded and off the grid is the ideal place for Declan to lie low and recover.

This island I was fascinated to realise is actually a real place and this to me made this all the more of an interesting story to experience.

Enter Finley, prickly and tad oversensitive especially at first in regards to the resident red sox all-star and after the first encounter between these two is such a bust Declan is then playing catch up trying to win Finley around to his corner. Now it’s here that I thought I had Covet’s number: I’m thinking romantic but funny enemies to lovers type scenario with maybe some sinful secrets to impart: but what I got was so much more. Covet deals with some harrowing and realistic scenes of addiction and withdrawal and it doesn’t gloss over this showing everything in all its unapologetic glory. This gave us a window into the repercussions of dependence and its potential aftermaths. We got to see Declan is such a stripped back situation and this really showcased his vulnerabilities and internal shame as Finley got to see maybe unintentionally beneath the persona and outward veneer he usually projects to those around him. I think this is really how she manages to slip and burrow beneath his skin replacing and becoming his new drug of choice. There is just something about Finley that soothes his inner angst calming him slightly and giving him a break from all the external noise he is currently experiencing. I do have a somewhat limited understanding of these battles: not for myself but for a very close family member so I really liked that the author didn’t sugar coat this heavy topic: Covet basically hangs it all out openly to dry and I think this was what made this such a great story for me. the scenes here were vividly intense and seemed to me, wholly authentic: they added a depth of feeling and emotion to the overall narrative that I was not actually expecting pushing this up to a whole new level of brilliance. I felt so emotionally connected to both Finley and Declan and loved the slow burn pace that this took. That first carnal scene between them was so hot and heavy that I could feel the sensual heat it projected, scorching me down to my very toes so great was the heat factor here: in fact, when this took off the intensity here was fiercely consuming. There was so much here to recommend this twists and secrets from both sides that emerge out into the open, adventure and hardship it really was one hell of a read that I really recommend highly. It was a long read but one I enjoyed immensely and read in one complete sitting. Covet definitely gets my seal of approval. I voluntary reviewed a copy of Covet (Sinful Secrets, #3).

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ARC BOOK REVIEW

Release Date-7th March 2019
Genre-Paranormal Romance
Kindle Edition-250 Pages

She’s forbidden. 
Temptation personified in a curvy package of sugar and sin. 
My one job is to obey the rules. 
Keep my dick in my pants and forget the new nanny. 
Be a good little soldier as the Devil himself raised me to be. 
Problem is I can’t. 
I care more than I want to admit. 
I’m not supposed to have a conscience. Blood stains my hands and taints my soul. 
There’s no escaping the chains that bind us, when duty threatens to destroy us both.

MY REVIEW

From Ashes and Embers by Claire Marta
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

god, I love this series so much: it’s just so addictive and I really can’t get enough of the antics and lack of remorse this throws out there. It just makes such a refreshing change to be following and rooting for the bad guys and that they are staying true to there inert natures: really adore that about this particular series: how it dabbles in that murky in-between almost in the grey of things. So the first two books here follow Lucifer and Mavi and are told from there POV this one zero’s in on Raziel, Lucifers right-hand man or more accurately Nephilim and Jane some kind of supposed Fae who has been hired to work as a nanny for the precious royal offspring. But all is not as it seems and Jane despite her uncomplicated outward persona has a definite hidden agenda and is most certainly keeping secrets if she doesn’t watch her step what she is hiding could get her killed. So this one is told from Raz and Janes POV and their relationship does conclude in this one volume. Jane herself is a totally different personality type to Mavi and as such the love between these two has a much softer vibe than what we are used to with this particular series though there were still moments here that this most definitely took a much darker overall flavour and turn. There was also quite a lot of input here from Lucifer himself and after observing him in a much lighter vein previously with his love for Mavi and Juliette here he gave no ground whatsoever and was right back on form scheming, plotting and dispensing his own particular brand of twisted justice. This had so many twists and turns and went in directions I really wasn’t anticipating or expecting. And that end reveal, oh my it shocked me sideways I didn’t see that one coming at all. This series is one that I do recommend highly but it does need to be read in order as there is an underlying story that continues on throughout the books. This, as expected, was a great read and if you like your dark paranormal then this one has such a river of decadent deliciousness running straight through it. I voluntary reviewed a copy of From Ashes & Embers (Ceasefire Series Book 3).

All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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