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/ Release Blitz / Unleased / Bella Jacobs /

I am so
excited that UNLEASHED by Bella
Jacobs is available now and that I get to share the news!
 
If you
haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Bella Jacobs, be sure to
check out all the details below.
 
This blitz
also includes a giveaway for a $10 Amazon GC, Moon Charms, & eBooks
courtesy of Bella and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win,
enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.
 
 
Title: UNLEASHED
Author: Bella Jacobs
Pub. Date: August 17, 2018
Publisher: Bella Jacobs Books
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 298
One woman on the run. Four dangerously sexy bodyguards. And a war
brewing that will change the shifter world forever…

I’m living on borrowed time, fighting
for survival against a deadly new virus that has no cure and a cult doing its
best to brainwash me. But when a mysterious note shows up on my windowsill one
night, its chilling message–Run, Wren–launches me out of the frying pan and
into the fire.

Within hours, everything I thought I knew about my life, my family, and my
origins is obliterated, and I’m racking up enemies at an alarming rate. Between
the cult I’ve just escaped, a violent shifter faction out for my blood, and an
ancient evil who eats “chosen ones” like me for breakfast, my last
hope is to join forces with four dangerous-looking men who claim they were sent
to guard my life.

Luke, a werewolf with a rap sheet. Creedence, a lynx shifter who never met a
mark he couldn’t con. Kite, a bear kin with a mean right hook and heart of
gold. And Dust, my childhood best friend and dude voted least likely to be a
secret shape-shifting griffin.

But are these men really what they seem?

Or are my alpha guardians hiding a secret agenda of their own?

I’m not sure, but one thing is for certain—choosing the right allies will mean
the difference between life and death. For me, and everyone I love.

UNLEASHED is book one in the Dark Moon Shifter’s series. It is a true reverse
harem featuring one woman and her four mates.

 

Excerpt

Kite’s breath rushes out, his shoulders sagging with a relief that makes me feel like I’ve done something more important than answer a question. “Good. Keep trusting me, bird girl, and I’m going to show you a whole new world. A world where you can be the powerhouse you are on the inside.”
The backs of my eyes begin to sting, but I’m smiling when I say, “There’s no cure, Kite. I might never go back into remission, let alone get better.”
He pauses, seeming to debate something silently before he whispers, “But then again, you might.” Before I can assure him that hope is a lost cause in this case, he leans down and gently presses his lips to mine and I am the one who’s lost.
My eyes slide closed as my heart lights up, each warm, sweet brush of his lips against mine making my body fill with magic. Electricity floods my nerve endings and my pulse races so fast I know I would fall over if Kite let me go. But he doesn’t let me go, he wraps me up in his big strong arms, hugging me close as he lifts me off my feet, bringing our lips onto a level playing field as he takes charge of holding us both steady. 
With a soft sob of gratitude for this kiss, this miracle, this moment of feeling like the luckiest girl in Seattle, I wrap my arms around his neck and kiss him with everything in me, not caring if I use up all the energy I’ll need to get home. 
I’m always so careful—I’ve had to be in order to keep working and having some semblance of a normal life long after most people with my condition would have taken to their beds for good—but I don’t want to be careful right now. I want to be alive and wanted and on fire. I want to burn with this man who makes me hungry in a way I’ve never experienced before. 
In just a few moments, Kite banishes every teenage kiss and lukewarm make-out session from my early twenties from my memory, leaving nothing but his smoky, sexy taste in my mouth and his campfire and almond scent swirling through my head.

About Bella:

Bella Jacobs loves pulse-pounding action, fantasy, and supernaturally
high stakes, mixed with swoon-worthy romance and unforgettable heroes. She’s
been a full-time writer for over a decade and hit the USA Today Bestseller list
multiple times in contemporary romance under her other pen name. She writes as
Bella for her trips to the dark side and can’t wait to take you on her next
adventure. xo! 

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1 winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card, International.

1 winner will win a signed paperback of UNLEASHED, US Only.

1 winner will receive a Moon Charm (photo below), US Only.

 

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/ Arc Book Review / Depredation / Natalie Bennett / Release Blitz /

Title: Depredation
Author: Natalie Bennett
Genre: Dark Erotic Thriller
Release Date: August 15, 2018
Kidnapped. Tortured. Corrupted.
 
He stole me away in the middle of the night.
 
A windowless cell with a floor of stone became my new home.
 
His many victims became my temporary friends.
 
He took and he took until I had nothing left to entertain him with.
 
And then I was abandoned and left to die, just like all the other girls.
 
He has no idea I’m alive.
 
He doesn’t know he woke the devil inside me.
 
When I find him, nothing in the world will be strong enough to save his tar black soul.
 
18+ Reader discretion is highly advised!

 

Depredation by Natalie Bennett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As per usual this author managed to deliver a completely corrupt tale filled with depravity and vicious immoral behaviour.
This author is the master of this type of fiction managing to deliver such dissolute debased conduct while still also somehow hooking the reader like a fish on a line.
You so want to look away in horrific denial but It’s almost like you just have to watch so great is the compulsion and magnetism of the scene set before you.
The basic premise here is the kidnapping and incarceration of young Harper and the trials and tribulations she has to endure to escape from a nightmare at the sadistic hands of her kidnapper J.
She is not the first visitor to J’s basement prison but she’s determined to be his last.
Kept in squalor and filth by her Jailor Harper is prepared to do whatever it takes to survive her abominable ordeal.
Told from two points of view Harper and her captor this is a dark tale of extraordinary extremities and the resilience of the human spirit and psyche.
I also really adored the karmic justice this deviant narrative imparted it left me with a feeling of deep satisfaction and an almost gratification for the fate it eventually delivered to those deserving of such torments and tortures.
The only reason I haven’t scored this higher is that I would have myself liked a slightly more drawn-out process with some added closure when it came to the finish here.
It seemed to end rather abruptly which I was not a big fan of.
But as usual, a fabulously unique endeavour that certainly stand out in its genre.
Oh and I should probably mention as well that this is not a romance; nope not at all, if I had to classify it I would say erotic horror is probably the closest term to describe this.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of ”
Depredation: A Dark Erotica” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions are entirely my own.

She has a penchant for writing about villainous immoral men, crazed anti-heroines, and tends to deviate away from traditional HEAs.She likes chocolate, Netflix, and Prickly Pear Margaritas.

When she isn’t writing she’s hanging out in the sunshine state with her husband, their three boys, and her pitbull named Lulu.

You can find Natalie on Social Media! Natalie Bennett is your average socially awkward author that turns her spontaneous head ramblings into stories.

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/ Arc Book Review / Lachlan’s Protégé / V.F. Mason / Release Blitz /

Lachlan’s Protégé by V.F. Mason is AVAILABLE NOW!
She never knew nightmares. Until she became mine.

AMAZON: https://amzn.to/2nmJVGV
FREE with #KindleUnlimited

She never knew nightmares.
Until she became mine.

She was a ballerina.
He was a serial killer.

She ran away from him.
He caught her.

She begged for mercy.
He gave her none.

She was an angel.
He was a monster.

She wanted to escape.
He wanted to destroy her.

They were at war.
And only one of them would win.

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Lachlan's Protégé

Lachlan’s Protégé by V.F. Mason
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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I was really looking forward to “Lachlan’s Protégé”; it had one of those blurbs that was just oh so intriguing and it certainly didn’t disappoint capturing and retaining my interest ever so easily.
I didn’t like this quite as much as “Psychopath’s Prey” but have to say it was a very close second indeed.
I adored the way this story was told with present time and flashbacks and it certainly managed to keep me on my toes as I was never quite sure of Lachlan’s hidden agenda and what his ultimate
end-game was.
This author is an expert in misdirection and as usual, managed to weave a dark entangled web that I really enjoyed trying to decipher.
I did prefer Lachlan in all his unapologetic depravity than Valencia with all her fresh wholesomeness but that’s mainly because I am more drawn to the dark in all its shades of grey.
I really do love me a story that takes a walk on the dark side, managing to keep me off balance with its potential.
I really did inhale everything about this deeply decadent story and the only reason I removed half a star here was that I didn’t always feel the connection between Lachlan and Valencia as deeply as I could have.
I feel that this may have been due to how much back-story we are given here.
No matter I still really enjoyed this.
My only other criticism here was the ending I would have prefered maybe a bit more interaction between our Main two characters; I felt that I didn’t quite get given the closure I needed with these two.
Saying that the finale was also pure genius didn’t see that one on the horizon.
All in all, this was a fab read That I really enjoyed and I am happy to recommend.
On a final note just wanted to add that there are some triggers here that may bother some readers; this is at its heart a dark read so don’t expect some sweet vanilla story as this is definitely not what you’re going to receive here.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “Lachlan’s Protégé ” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions are entirely my own.

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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Newsletter: http://vfmason.com/newsletter/
Website: http://vfmason.com/

 

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/ That Guy / Belle Brooks / Release Blitz /

Title: That Guy
Author: Belle Brooks
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: August 8, 2018

 

 


A modern way of finding love. One deserted island of luxury. Two people. Three out cards. And a whole lot of possibilities.
 
Melinda takes the advice of her best friend, Chris. She signs up to a new dating service that pairs you statistically to the one you’re supposed to love. Finding it — love that is — using the more conventional methods, has not been a successful venture for Mindy, and with her biological clock ticking, she uses a more desperate method and takes the plunge into a possible happily ever after.
 
The thing is, when she boards the boat to a secret location, she doesn’t realise the man waiting for her is someone she’s previously met.
Chance encounters occur more frequently than we realise. Being blind to them is part of a bustling world. But, being faced with them can lead to a hilarious three weeks between two opposites who might just attract.
 

“OMG this book was bloody hilarious; I laughed till I had to cross my legs and run to the loo (you’ll get this if you have kids like me)My other half thought I was losing the plot and kept giving me concerned glances with the strange noises that were coming from my corner of the lounge.” – Beckie Bookworm

 

“This book is every bit as entertaining as every other review is going to tell you, and I highly recommend this as a must read! You just have to, you won’t be sorry. 5 wet myself laughing Stars.” – Marnie

 

“‘THAT GUY’ gets a phenomenal 5* from me. I really cannot recommend this highly enough. I do know that if you are a fan of RomComs or Ms. Brooks .. this book needs to be read for the full effect.” – Trish Brown

 


Born in Australia, Belle Brooks has always had a passion for books and creative writing. She loves exploring the different ways stories can be told through the use of text and in-depth characters. Since she was a child her strong talent and interest in creative writing was evident, explaining that her favourite class in school was English. Despite her love for all things books, she decided the world of advertising and marketing was where she could put her talents to use in the business realm, well that is until now. Belle enjoys creative writing and creating fictional stories that leave a valued message inside the pages.



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/ Arc Book Review / Bewitching Sloth (Seven Deadly Book 1) / Michelle Gross / Release Blitz /

Title: Bewitching Sloth
Series: Seven Deadly Series #1
Author: Michelle Gross
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: July 30, 2018

“This book was everything! One I am sure that Michelle Gross’s fans will absolutely love.” ~ Jess (the cozy reader)

“Bewitching Sloth is action packed, sexy, hot and fun.” ~Beyond the Covers Blog

 

“Seven Deadly has been one of my top highly anticipated read of this year, and after reading it……It devoured my soul…” ~ Julia- The Romance Rebels

Reapers are the peacekeepers—the balancers of life and death, good and evil. They’re the police of the Underworld in a way. They keep both worlds balanced just enough so that the King of the Underworld can never escape his prison. 
For the day his reign stretches into the human world, all things good will come to an end. 
This is the story of a dark king who cursed seven siblings with sins, and how far those seven went to protect both worlds from the end of days when an old entity challenged the Dark One’s very reign. 
 
Isabella Wen has spent the last decade in the human world hiding from the one that turned her touch deadly, made her body a weapon for his own gain.
Sebastian Reaper—bearer of the sin of sloth and the eldest son of the revered Grim Reaper—has spent his entire life fighting to stay awake because of his curse.
When the witch finds the sleepy sloth passed out in the human hospital, they touch and sparks fly. Her touch should have hurt him. Instead, it’s the one thing he’s after.
She thinks her darkness is her undoing. He thinks she’s his cure.
When her past and her future collide, he must choose between duty and heart.
The world or her?
 
Each book in the series is about a different sibling and their sin, so the romance has an ending in each book. As for the storyline, it’s just getting started

Bewitching Sloth (Seven Deadly Book 1)

Bewitching Sloth by Michelle Gross
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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5 Stars
Arc Book Review
Release Date-30/7/18

I really enjoyed this like so much from the second I picked this up I was invested and enthralled.
“Bewitching Sloth” is a fantastic start to an imaginative new paranormal series that focus on the seven sins.
These sins have been bestowed on the children of the Grim Reaper.
Seven siblings each carrying an individual stain gifted by the devil himself.
This first instalment we join Isabella Wen; a powerful witch who just happens to be on the run from an evil entity and Sebastian Reaper oldest son and keeper of Sloth.
From the onset here we are flung right into the action, in fact, this was manic form the first page.
With incredible one-liners, fantastic world building and incredible humour, this book delivers on all fronts.
Overall this was such an easy read with extremely likeable characters and as an added bonus the side cast was also exceptionally intriguing also; I can honestly say Im looking forward to each and every story that was hinted at here.
“Bewitching Sloth” set the stage here so nicely for the unfolding drama and I am already its avid audience.
I really can’t wait to see what this series is going to bring to the table.
This one’s a no-brainer for me; Read it, you definitely won’t be disappointed; I guarantee you this.
Five very well deserved Stars.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “Bewitching Sloth (Seven Deadly Book 1)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions are entirely my own.

Michelle is from a small town in Eastern Kentucky where opossums try to blend in with the cats on the porch and bears are likely to chase your pets—this is very true, it happened with her sister’s dog. Despite the extra needed protection for your pets, she loves the mountains she calls home. She has a man and twin girls who are the light of her life and the reason she’s slightly crazy.
As a kid, she was that cousin, that friend, that sister and daughter, the talker who could spin a tale and make-believe into any little thing so it was no surprise when she found love in reading, and figured all these characters inside her head needed an outlet. They wanted to be heard, so she wrote.
The voices keep growing faster than she gets the time to write. 
The stories are never going to end. That’s perfectly okay, though. We never want to stop an adventure. 
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/ Arc Book Review / Until We Are Gone / Gia Riley / Release Blitz /

Until We Are Gone, an all-new

Standalone Emotional Romance by Gia Riley is NOW LIVE!!

 

 

I wanted a family with Cash.

We had dreams –building a house, kids, a dog, and, yes, even the white picket

fence.

Or so I’m told.

I don’t remember anything about my husband. Not the wedding or the vows we

shared.

The past ten years were erased and with time, they’re supposed to come back.

But this isn’t your typical case of amnesia

What if I’m not supposed to remember?

What if I was meant to forget?

Maybe I don’t want my old life back.

Because if the accident hadn’t happened, I wouldn’t have uncovered the truth.

Losing my memory wasn’t tragic.

Losing my memory was fate.

 

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Until We Are Gone by Gia Riley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I Really enjoyed this one like a lot, but I am struggling slightly to classify it as it crosses over into genres with a little bit of everything.
So this had such a unique voice when it came to its narration giving us the POV from three individual important players; this, in turn, helped portray them all so realistically with flaws and all.
I found this style of narration so intriguing and it did help me get a handle on why certain individuals behaved they way they did and all through certain actions were in no way condonable it did give me a certain insight and almost unwanted sympathy into why things occurred the way they did.
Human emotions can make us behave in such unfathomable ways that are just beyond our comprehension sometimes.
This is essentially at its heart a mystery with romantic elements and how one woman’s memory loss can impact and steamroll into so much more.
When events started to slowly come to light I felt so much empathy for Meadow and completely understood how she had managed to spiral so out of control in her distress and confusion.
Her memory loss having an almost snowball effect so far did the cause and effect ripple outwards.
Her husband Cash I could also empathise with and I could understand somewhat how he had arrived at the crossroads he had.
I also felt extreme empathy for him as he tried to traverse the daily battlefield that is now his marriage.
Meadow was an absolute nightmare for him to live with as she fell deeper into the bottomless pit that was her despair and utter desperation; using Cash almost as her own personal whipping boy.
This story also dealt with alcohol addiction and the debilitating impacts this dependence can have on the people surrounding us.
I didn’t really think anyone in this story was truly innocent except maybe Logan all else portrayed were imperfect and flawed in some way or other.
But what I did ultimately take away from this, was there were no baddies and goodies here just misguided actions that though essentially wrong were actually done initially for all the right reasons.
And I essentially wanted everyone involved to find some sort of personal HEA regardless of there misguided and imprudent undertakings.
I adored that “Until we are gone” gave everyone a piece of that pie.
This is one story that I was glued to throughout and enjoyed immensely.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “Until We Are Gone ” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions are entirely my own.

 

 

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About Gia Riley

Author Gia Riley has

been in love with writing romance since high school when she took her very

first creative writing class. From the small but mighty state of Delaware,

she’s a country girl at heart, traveling back to her roots in Pennsylvania as

often as she can.

While New Adult and

Contemporary romance have been her passion, she’s dabbled with more erotic

plotlines lately, enjoying discovering the sexier side of love with each story

she pens. After all, she’s a lover of all things romance – a firm believer that

everyone deserves their

happily ever after

no matter what it takes to get there.

When she’s not

writing, you can find her roaming the aisles of Kirkland’s, up to her elbows in

Play-doh, or trying to hunt down spoilers for her favourite reality television

show.

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/ Release Blitz / Scarred / Elizabeth Knox /

 

Title: Scarred

Series: Demons of Hell #1

Author: Elizabeth Knox
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 28, 2018
Blurb
I had it all, or at least I did according to everyone else.
I had the club, I had the most powerful husband, the Prez of the Demons
of Hell MC.
I had a family.
He’d told me time and time again the club was my “family”.
My “family” let a lot of things happen to me that shouldn’t of.
My “family” did a great job of turning a blind eye.
My “family” was great at letting me be the punching bag for their
mistakes. For all of his pent up anger and frustrations.
My “family” was the reason I almost died.
When Rage came into my life I saw nothing else.
His name was a warning and I didn’t listen.

 

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Author Bio
Elizabeth is a romantic suspense author most popular for her
Mob and MC books, the international bestselling author of Reign, Redemption,
Revenge, Relentless, Promised, Tough as Steele, Stripping a Steele &
Blackjack. 
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/ ARC Book Review / The Hawks / S.D. Hendrickson / Release Blitz /

 

Title: The Hawks
Author: SD Hendrickson
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Family Drama/New Adult
Cover Design: SD Hendrickson
 Release Date: July 26, 2018
Blurb
“Sultry
summer of suspense that leads to the fall of a powerful family”
He warned
me. Said hawks were dangerous birds. Their majestic beauty could blind your
eyes as they picked the flesh from your bones. But even hawks have enemies. And
they eventually came for the Hawthorn family. Held us hostage. Demanded
retribution.
But I
wasn’t a Hawthorn. No, I was just the help. Caught in the turmoil of a tragic
family. I worked hard for Delsey Hawthorn. Tried to earn the respect of the
reigning tyrant. Assistant. Event planner. Gardner. Chauffeur. I added it all
to my resume.
And then I
met Javier Hawthorn. Delsey ordered me to stay away from her grandson. But like
a moth to a burning flame, I gravitated toward him. He was so different than my
world. Irresistible. Charming. He brought a calmness to the chaos.
But that
was before the intruders came into the house. Tied us up. Hurt us. We struggled
to get away. We fought to survive. But who were the men behind the masks? Did
we know them? Because someone who got this close to the family at night must be
even closer during the day.

The Hawks: A Novel

The Hawks: A Novel by S.D. Hendrickson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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ARC BOOK REVIEW
release Date-26/7/18

The Hawks was my first experience with this particular author and it was a mostly positive endeavour for me.
This was a well thought out intriguing read packed with suspensful romance and thrilling action.
It had a fantastic twist that I never saw on the horizon and though I did have some slight issues here this for me was still extremely enjoyable and I would certainly recommend this if you’re looking for something to get your blood pumping.
So as I said swings and roundabouts; while I really liked the way this was narrated in present time and flashbacks I felt that without this style of storytelling this could have felt a bit flat.
The build-up to the main course was a bit lengthy in my opinion and could have done with a bit of pruning.
This was a long book and it really felt it would have delivered itself better shortened slightly; maybe it’s just me but I did zone out slightly on some occasions.
I also would have prefered this to be dual POV as I felt that I didn’t really get to know Javier that well and as such he felt slightly one-dimensional at times.
Which was a shame as he seemed a real decent bloke; perhaps maybe a bit cookie-cutter perfect at times; but still, I would definitely have liked to delve deeper here.
I really enjoyed the portrayal of Sarina’s boss Delsey Hawthorn; her eccentricities made such compelling reading and kept thing interesting.
I know she was a massive opinionated pain in the derriere but the old girl had some good qualities also, hidden really deep that is, she wasn’t completely bad.
I also really adored Cole and thought Sarina was a bloody major cow to him.
I couldn’t quite work out what her deal was here she was an utter cow-bag to the poor bloke.
In fact, if I’m honest I found it hard to relate or even like Sarina at times, she came across as completely, self-centred and materialistic.
That is my main reason for marking this down slightly my compulsion to strangle some sense into the girl throughout.
Despite the above, I still found this compelling reading and that finale completely knocked it out of the park.
This was a good read that I had some slight nitpicks with; still very happy to recommend this if you like a bit of action with your romance.
On a side-note, I want Cole’s story as I think he got such a raw deal here but please let’s have a girl who appreciates him for the unpolished gem that he is; I would so read his story.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “The Hawks” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions are entirely my own.

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Excerpt

“I’m sorry. I wasn’t trying to upset you.” My hands cupped his cheeks. I peered into his eyes, trying to read him better as I wore my heart on the outside. “I know this is supposed to be casual. But this doesn’t feel casual to me. You are so good to me. So much more than I ever expected. The way you make me feel. I just need to know if you feel the same way. And it’s okay if you don’t. I just need to know the truth.”

Javier rested his forehead against mine. “I feel the same, Sarina.”

“You do?” The elation filled my chest and I leaned up to kiss him, but his words stopped me.

“I feel the same, but you’re not really mine. Not permanently. What right do I have to feel jealous or angry?”

“But you have every right,” I pleaded with him. “If you think we’re together.”

The emotions shifted in his eyes as he struggled with his answer. “Maybe I tried to pretend at first. That you could mean nothing. But I couldn’t. I care about you, Sarina. And in another time or place, I could see myself wanting so much more with you. But the more we feel, the harder it ends.”

“You don’t think I know that?” I whispered. “I know you will hurt me. Eventually.”

“But I don’t want to hurt you. So I have to ask you this. Do you want to stop now before this gets more serious? Before it hurts more?”

“No,” I gushed. I didn’t even hesitate. The idea of him pulling away sent a panic through me. I didn’t care about the heartbreak that would come later when he left me. I needed him in my life right now. “I don’t want to stop seeing you.”

 

 

 

 
Author Bio
SD Hendrickson received a Bachelor’s of Science in
Journalism and Public Relations from Oklahoma State University. She is the
author of The Mason List, Waiting for Wyatt, and My Lucky Days.
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/ ARC Book Review / Seeking Solace / Chelsea Camaron / Release Blitz /

Titles: Seeking Solace: Angelina’s Resortation
Series: Love in the Dark Series
Author: Chelsea Camaron
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: July 26, 2018
Cover Model: Lindsay Michelle
Cover Photographer: FuriousFotog
Cover Designer: Pink Ink Designs
The fork in the road in front of me screamed go right.
Giano gave me life.
I gave him death.
The path to peace inside of me was paved in his blood. Can I ever believe in love again?
Instead of going right, I veered left into the depths of a world unknown.

Seeking Solace: Angelina’s Restoration by Chelsea Camaron
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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So this is the second book in the Love in the Dark series and while I didn’t enjoy this quite as much as its predecessor it still certainly packed a massive punch leaving me reeling with that cliffhanger finale.
This carries on almost instantly after the events of “Stay” and after the shocking finale we were given there understandably Fallyn/Angelina is deep down in a hole of darkness and despair with a life-altering desition straight ahead of her.
Does she reclaim her old life or follow Her Strangers wishes embracing her identity as Angelina.
With the help of her Uncle Zo-Zo Angelina embarks on a whole new pathway leaving her old life behind for fresh new shores and college living.
At first, struggling and feeling adrift without her Giano; Angelina struggles against the tide with feelings of loneliness and isolation almost adrift without a familiar anchor.
But there is one bright spot on the near horizon her new college professor Shawn Patrick and due to the forbidden aspect of there relationship these two start a slow build friendship that eventually culminates in so much more.
She feels an almost instant connection to him and with the parallels of there upbringings.
Shawn himself has walked away from his father’s criminal lifestyle forging his own path ahead as a history professor.
And though Angelina is still knee deep in secrets and lies she falls hard and fast.
So as I said earlier I really enjoyed this; it was dialled back a notch from the previous book concentrating much more on the budding friendship emerging and also Angelinas growing rebirth of healing.
Told again from our girls POV; so you really do get a sense of where her heads at after previous fallout.
“Seeking Solace” does a great job of lulling you into a false sense of security and just when you think maybe out girl is finally due for some overdue peace and happiness; it strikes, like a snake injecting its venom; re-contaminated everything and dragging Angelina back into that world she has so desperately tried to leave far behind in her dust.
That ending; what a shocker that was, like seriously.
So I am so looking forward to the next instalment here and I’m hoping maybe there’s a big pot of karma at the end of the rainbow of ruins that seems to be Angelina’s recurring nightmare.
The poor girl so needs to catch a break.
I for one will be waiting with bated breath for the anticipated outcome here.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “Seeking Solace: Angelina’s Restoration (Love in the Dark Book 2)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions are entirely my own.

Chelsea Camaron is a small town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She is a wife and mom chasing her dreams. She writes contemporary romance, erotic suspense, and psychological thrillers. She loves to write blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics to bikers to oil riggers to smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond, she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.
 

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Title: Saved by You 
Series: Spring Rose Bay Series
Author: K.L. Jessop
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 23, 2018
Cover Designer: Najla Qamber Designs
Two broken souls, fighting for freedom…
Victoria.
When I suddenly found myself in a world of darkness and despair, my only escape was to run. It was the only way I knew how to breathe.
Life had been one big sh!t storm and I longed to find the rainbow.
But it never came.
Scared.
Alone.
I was fighting for survival and longed to be saved.
Then it happened…
That little piece of hope finally broke through—creating the release I so desperately needed— and gave me a reason for living.
The night I met a stranger in the dark, he consumed me like no other. He gave me hope, and, even though I still felt the need to run, I can’t—not from him.
However, like everything in my life, it all seems too good to be true, because fate isn’t on my side. It never has been.
Lucas.
I was a man of my word until I made a promise I failed to keep. My world turned grey, my nights even darker, as I suffered in the silence of my own nightmares.
Damaged.
Broken.
I longed for an escape, a distraction from my troubled mind.
Then it happened…
Little did I know that distraction would come with long, raven-black hair and a smile that took my breath away.
She changed me; she changed everything.
From the very second I held her, I knew her heart was scarred too, and I wanted to do everything within my power to fix her.
A life should be lived without fear and all she ever did was try to escape it. I needed to prevent that. I needed to protect her with every beat of my heart and every breath that I had.
But now I’m not sure if it will be enough.

Saved By You (The Spring Rose Bay Series, #3)

Saved By You by K.L. Jessop
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Release Date-23/7/18

Even though we may be broken individually, our hearts as one are stronger than ever. We are each other’s answer.

“Saved By You (The Spring Rose Bay Series, #3)” is the first book I have read by this particular author and know part of an ongoing series and third in the Spring Rose Bay series this can totally, in my opinion, be read as a standalone.
The story here centres around Victoria and Lucas each with there own set of personal demons they are struggling to overcome.
Almost instantly upon meeting; these two lost souls soon discover that they are each other’s safe sanctuary to shelter from the dark demons that plague their inner psyches.
Each finding in the other an almost serenity within, a calming from there internal storms if you will.
So I did find myself really enjoying this story.
Although these two do fall for each other extremely fast it didn’t bother me like it usually does.
The insta-feelings seemed to actually fit and with the contrasting internal turmoil being an added contender here it just didn’t feel forced at all.
This was told in dual POV and also had the extra bonus of a fantastic side cast of previous characters all interconnected but also able to function independently; so there was no need for previous exposure to this series.
Though it probably would add to your overall enjoyment it’s definitely not essential here.
I especially adored the inclusion of Tori’s son Charlie.
The dynamic between mother and son was so special to behold, he was her original saviour here; compelling her to evolve into a much better version of herself.
It was all about Charlie for Victoria she was so much stronger when it came to fighting for her son rather than just herself.
Throw Lucas into the mix and well; it was just so lovely to observe the new family dynamic slowly emerging and morphing into another life chapter entirely.
I loved the fact that these two were flawed and imperfect and though “Saved by you” was so heartbreakingly poignant at times this also equally made me smile from ear to ear.
Lucas humour was contagious and the sex here; hot as Hades itself.
These two have some real chemistry together.
There is a dash of everything here and it really is an enjoyable read that I’m happy to recommend.
A lovely romantic interlude that left me feeling warm and fuzzy overall.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “Saved By You (The Spring Rose Bay Series, #3)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions are entirely my own.

Kate has lived in South West England her entire life just on the edge of Dartmoor where the moorland goes on for days. It’s beautiful, breath-taking and occasionally rather wet. 


She is a dyslexic author and finds things challenging which often leads to banging her head against the wall or searching for vodka. 

Kate loves anything creative, her college years were spent in the art room, she has numerous qualifications in advanced nail art and as well as writing her passion is photography.

She probably swears way more than she should. Her mum makes the best cupcakes in history, and she goes weak at the knees for a guy with a five o’clock shadow.

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