/ ARC Book Review / Secrets (Portentous Destiny Series, #2) / S.E. Rose / Release Blitz /

On a quest to find her biological family, one woman discovers secrets more sinister than anything she could have imagined.

 

Adopted at three years old and raised in the United States, Lily Stevenson is taking the summer to research her past. She settles into a small Colombian village focused on uncovering her biological roots. What she doesn’t anticipate is losing her carefully guarded heart to sexy media mogul, Lance Cunningham. As the two embark on a journey to unveil the mystery of Lily’s origins, they unravel a dark past that bleeds into the present. What Lily thought was over is just beginning.
 

Can Lance break through a trust barrier she put up years before, or will the secrets being revealed pull them apart?

/ On The Edge / CD Reiss / Release Blitz /

“In Iraq, I promised you a bed of rose petals.” He grabbed my hand under the table, tightening his grip as if he were falling from a precipice and our connection was the only thing saving him from certain death.

“They were beautiful.”

“You smell like apples. Roses were wrong.” There was nothing soft about his tone, but his quiet words were for me alone. “I want everything to be right for you.”

“Caden, look at me.”

I caught his gaze and held it. He was confident. Arrogant. Sure he had a place in the world. And under that was the man who needed me to be that place.

“If I could…” He smiled and shook his head at a silly thought he wanted to dismiss but couldn’t—a contradiction in keeping with the whole man I married. “If I could write my love in the sky, it wouldn’t be big enough. I’d run out of room. I’d fall out of the air trying to say it all.”

He was saying it all.

Every day.

And he was falling out of the sky to do it.

/ Safe Haven / Red Phoenix / Release Blitz /

Love has no limits…
 
I’m known as Captain. I’ve accepted my title as a war hero
but I still carry the guilt—until I meet her. She is like no other submissive
I’ve met. In her eyes, I see the man I once was.
 
There’s only one problem.
I can never be what her young heart needs.
 
****
 
If I hadn’t met Brie Bennett with her offer of submissive
training, I’m unsure where I would be today.
 
At the Training Center, I meet Captain, a distinguished Dom
who is the man of my dreams—my safe haven.
 
But I have a problem. 
Captain won’t collar me.
 
*Safe Haven
is the first book of a standalone duet. It is a military romance with BDSM
elements. This is a spin-off from the series, Brie’s Submission.
 

/ Shattered Love / Ivy Rose / Release Blitz /

’m Avery Carmichael.
This is my story and how I fell in love with a man who only knew how to love fiercely. So fiercely you had to feel it to believe it. He let his guard down with me. I was his sun, his star, his home…only I made a choice that shattered him more than life ever could. The worst thing is if you asked me if I would do it again, my answer would be yes.
Don’t judge me until you know my story & know I will always love Dominic Stone.

/ ARC Book Review / King Of Hearts (Old Money Roulette #2) / Natalie Bennett / Release Blitz /

The road to hell…
Well, there is no road to hell.
I already live there.

I was forced to partake in a rigged game of seduction, manipulation, and murder.

Mateo Remmington is my formidable opponent.

He makes the devil look like a saint.

He’s immoral.
He’s ruthless.
He’s a goddamn king. 

King of a clandestine empire who sits on a throne covered in innocents’ blood.

I’ve become his obsession.
He’s becoming my deadly addiction.

And if I make one wrong move he’ll end my life.

/ ARC book review / Sub Mission / TS McKinney / Release Blitz /

With subs being murdered at a Miami BDSM club, experienced dominant Agent Seth Wilkinson must find his own submissive to “entice” a killer. When he’s paired with Agent Baker Daley he wonders just how much a straight man can fake.
 
Baker Daley knows he can “play the part”; he just needs a chance to prove it to Wilkinson. Being a straight man should have no bearing when his Domme has trained him well in the practice and lifestyle of submission. After all, this is just a job, right?
 
One scene. One intuitive Dom. One sassy sub. The game is afoot…in more ways than one.

As passions ignite and both men grapple with their internal desires, the mission begins to heat up. In a race against time, confusion and danger, they may just discover the greatest threat is to their hearts.

/ ARC Book Review / Traitor ( Twisted Fate #1 ) / Alyson Santos / release Blitz /

They may be refugees but Andie Sorenson never chose to flee when government forces abduct her to the “safety” of a military-operated compound. Caught in an ugly civil war no one understands, she’s now a number, a uniform, her future reduced to three stale meals a day with the strangers who share her fate. She’s nothing, no one—until a random act of compassion and an electric smile turn her prison into a refuge.

It’s his eyes, his heart, his beautiful soul drowning in an ocean of secrets. Lance Corporal Kaleb Novelli is an enigma, but with each plunge through another layer, Andie finds herself captured in a way she never imagined. She knows they have no future. They can’t even have a present, but that doesn’t stop her heart from committing to a man she can never have. The only one she trusts in this battle of lies and manipulation.

But they’ve found their paradise in hell, and she can’t shake the feeling that Kaleb Novelli is not just a player. He’s the game.

This novel is a work of fiction and intended for mature readers. Events and persons depicted are of a fictional nature and use language, make choices, and face situations inappropriate for younger readers.

/ ARC Book Review / Dagger Of The Sea / Cat Porter / Release Blitz /

“The velvet tongue”
That’s what they hear
“The silent fixer”
That’s what they whisper
“Turo DeMarco can slice you with that smile”
It’s been known to happen
 
But the one truth they don’t know could get me killed.
It’s already gotten me thrown into the fire.
 
I may be the rising dark star of Chicago’s criminal underworld, but I’ve
been warned,
and I have one chance to make things right, flying halfway around the
world to do it.
 
Until one hot AF heiress gets in my way with an unforgettable kiss and a
blast of gunfire, hurling us both into the eye of a Mediterranean hurricane,
snaring us in the ultimate high stakes games
 
Our impulsive escape to a Greek island exposes cruel lies, sour truths,
explosive passion…and bares our bitter souls
 
I was always told that actions speak louder than words,
and Adriana proved it to me.

Yet there’s one thing that speaks even louder—
Blood
In my heart, on my hands.
 
Blood never lies, blood never plays games.
And neither do I.
 

/ ARC Book Review / Prey (Dark Monster Fantasy, #1) / Cari Silverwood / Release Blitz /

When Mila discovers her sister will be the next victim on Sacrifice
Day, her normal reply would be, sorry, I’m busy.
 
After viewing ancient data and seeing the massive size of
stoneshifters, Mila decides to rescue Tiana. Her sister is blood and she’d
rather not see her tied to the sacrifice table and turned into jam.
 
Everything goes wrong, of course.
 
Lord Zarblu, stoneshifter and owner of the enormous black fortress
looming over the city, turns his gaze upon Mila.
 
Like a giant cat with a teensy mouse, Zarblu plays with Mila.
Catch…release…catch. Gentle and caring are words that no stone-beast
monster should claim, surely?
 
Desiring something that might kill you is insane yet the sacrifice
table begins to look attractive. Zarblu is a big, strong, determined male who’s
had a thousand, thousand years to contemplate life.
 
What if he isn’t quite the monster she thought he was…
What if he wants her to be his sacrifice?
 
Warning: This is
a very graphic and carnal story for those who love the fantasy of being caught
by a monster.
 
This is not the
normal level of dark that Cari Silverwood writes. This is the dark you reach
for when you’re all darked out and one step from seeing your therapist. Some of
this story is FUN. Dark dubcon fun, but fun nevertheless.

/ ARC Book Review / Defied (Blood Duet #2) / Maria Luis / Release Blitz /

I am both a sinner and a saint, but I bleed
vengeance.
 
For years, I’ve lived in the grey… until her.
 
Avery Washington didn’t belong in the shadows,
but I dragged her into the darkness anyway.
 
One kiss, and I would stop at nothing to
possess her.
 
One caress, and my need to destroy wavered.
 
Our attraction was poison and pleasure.
 
They say the devil recognizes his own, but I
never saw Avery coming.
 
She’s determined to light the matchsticks, and
I can’t resist going down in flames…