Contemporary, Mystery, Reviews, Romance, Suspense

/ Arc Book Review / Until We Are Gone/ Gia Riley /

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🍀ARC BOOK REVIEW🍀

Release Date-30th July 2018
Genre-Romantic Suspense
Kindle Edition

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, but with time, they’re supposed to come back.

But what if 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.

 

Until We Are Gone

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

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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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Dark, Erotic, Horror, Reviews, Suspense

/ ARC Book Review / The Darkness In Faith Boxed Set (The Darkness in Faith) / C.F. Rabbiosi /

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🌹BOOK REVIEW🌹

Release Date-2nd May 2018
Genre-Erotic Horror
Kindle Edition-381 Pages

Book 1: My name is Faith: Tortured sex slave turned brutal murderer. Men have abused my body for inhuman pleasures, hurt me and made me feel helpless. But now…

They fear me. I wish I could say that it is all for the good of the world that I kill them slowly and give them a taste of what they have made others feel, but that would be a lie. Turns out, I have a lust for blood and get off on making THEM my slave. They may be way past being offended at that point, but I sure enjoy my living dead boys.

Just one small problem. I am falling for my newest conquest and don’t know anymore if I want to tie him up and kill him slowly. He supposedly sexually assaulted a woman horribly ten years ago and is currently on parole for the crime, but something about those genuine sea green eyes and that beguiling mouth makes me weak. I still want to tie him up but what I want to do to him- will make us both scream.

Something about his darkness and pain calls to my own, and he knows I could kill him at any time, but still fights to possess me in every dripping, consuming and tantalizing way.

Come inside if you dare where real sex slave stories are my inspiration and I’ll tell you the story of a serial murderess and the life altering events that made her a Lover of the Dead.

Book 2: How can I admit to myself that I have fallen for the one thing I fear the most? I should kill him, as I have visited bloody death on many others just like him but…

Instead I have let him inside me. Deeply, painfully and with all-consuming psychotic passion. My body hums when he hurts it, as he’s brought out a hidden side of me that thrives off his rough touch. I have never felt so alive.

Here he is by my side as we travel the country, staying in the finest hotels and savagely getting revenge on those who have sexually tortured me. What a ride. Kill, rough sex. Try to kill each other, more rough sex… And repeat.

But something changes my dark lover with each kill and I fear I will lose him forever. The blood thirsty beast he struggles to keep locked up within thrashes against its cage, and I don’t know how much time we have left together. Oh, but I WILL make the most of it.

Book 3: My enemy becomes my lover…

“Please let me go,” I say.
He takes a deep breath. “I can’t. Why don’t you see that you are meant for me? You’re a killer, you’re a sexual predator, and my dark soul demands I take yours. I need to **** your body mercilessly and make you scream from beneath me. I have no choice because I’ve never wanted anything so bad.”
His lips move to ear. “Say you want me, Faith.” He sucks my neck into his mouth and the ache feels good. He leaves bruises. “I will do anything.”
I cringe and stare into nothingness. This is my way out. If he has become obsessed with me because I escaped him years ago, because his best friend wants me, and because I challenge him, then I can use it to escape. I refocus and allow my demoness to take hold. “I shouldn’t want you James.”
He moves inside me, lifting me up and forcing me back down over his thickness and I cry out. “But you do,” he breathes.
I won’t make it that easy. “You excite me. You make my body sing and scream at the same time.” His **** rubs through me igniting incredible sensations and I haven’t lied to him yet. “I want you,” I say breathlessly. He feels so good because this is so bad and my sanity is being pushed to the limit. I run my fingers across the shaved sides of his head and rip his blond hair backward. I ride him hard. “You’re beautiful,” I say, trying to breathe. “Because you tear me to pieces.”
He grasps my hips, the killer who has never gotten off without hurting a woman first, and digs his fingers into my flesh. With a desperate kiss, his eyes roll back and his body tenses in anticipation.

 

 

The Darkness In Faith Boxed Set by C.F. Rabbiosi
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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Serial Murderess Series

so I’m going to do things a bit different here and review all three books in the Serial Murderess Series together but giving my brief impression on each instalment.
So I’m not normally one for trigger warnings but with this, you need one; this is dark depraved sick stuff proceed with caution.
If like me that sentence is like honey to a bee just be aware that at times this was even a bit too much for me and that’s something I don’t usually say.
There is Rape, murder, torture, necrophilia, cannibalism the list goes on and on so please do take my warning seriously there is the blackest stuff imaginable between these pages.
So this is a hard one, on the one hand, I love to push the boundaries of my tolerances, but here I wasn’t just giving them a nudge I was flat out annihilating and totally flattening everything in its path.
So If you want to just dip your toe into darker waters this isn’t the series to start with; this is completely hardcore.
This series is mainly told from the POV of Faith herself a product of her horrific life experiences in her case a history of rape, torture and slavery.
This girl has some serious issues which have resulted in her fascination with blood and death.
She’s a self-made serial killer who preys on the predators themselves.
Her moral compass is so off course when it comes to dispensing her own personal brand of justice.
So what happens when this necrophilia loving serial killer meets what could be her match made in heaven.
I’m gonna stop you right there; this is not a romance; this is so far from the warm and fuzzies than your ever going to get; Brandon the male interest here, is so not what I would even label; what we like to call an anti-hero.
This is more a psychotic bloody Bonnie and Clyde type journey cross country where Faith and Brandon embark on an all-out pilgrimage to annihilate every person that has ever hurt Faith in the most imaginative ways possible.
The go-to phrase these two start to employ.

This is going to be the most fun we’ve had yet

But this is also a downward spiral into the Pitts of insanity and what happens when you give your demons such a free rein.

The Darkness in Faith
is the onset of the journey where we learn what shapes our two lovers into the individuals they have evolved into.
This is perhaps the mildest of the three books almost a build up to more gruesome events.
It’s still bloody graphic as hell though so be prepared for anything.
In This instalment, we leave Brandon and Faith ready for there mission ahead.

Darkly Dreaming Faith
Portrays there antics as each kill goes down more each imaginative than the last.
Brandon and Faith fall deeper down the rabbit hole with each occurrence sending Brandon on a downward spiral into insanity.
In fact, here it becomes very apparent that Brandon is so much more than he has previously revealed to his new partner in death.
Finally culminating in Faith through self-preservation contemplating going rogue on his butt.

Vicious Faith
The final book in the trilogy and perhaps the most graphic and depraved of all three.
Here all roads come to a head and number five on Faiths list “Gas Mask” in dramatic style manages to turn the tables on Faith.
This was my favourite of the three books and though there where things I had kinda guessed previously here; there were still many shocks that snuck up and caught me unawares.
I adored the shocking conclusion we were given here.
It had an almost karmic justice to it.
Here is where we discover that there are no heroes only predators and events do come full circle in such a shocking finale.

This is not a romance.
There are no heroes in this trilogy only innocents and evil.
This was not easy reading at times but I persevered as I wanted to know the final outcome.
My rating here really reflects my unease with the content matter involved.
“The serial Murderess series” itself really pushed the envelope with me in regards to my comfort levels.
It’s an unapologetic jaunt through a dissolute and perverted playground.
Where everything good and wholesome has been stripped back to the bone and the only thing left behind is viciousness and cruelty.
Enter if you dare but be warned the passage your about to traverse is anything but pretty.
The road ahead of you is paved in blood and tears.
I’m not going to give this a yay or a nay just a give this a go if you think you can handle it and prepare to be appaled.
And again remember my original caution.
Thank you to the author for providing me with an ARC of “Serial Murderess Series” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions are entirely my own.

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/ ARC Book Review / The Devil’s Plaything (Ceasefire #2) / Claire Marta /

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🍁ARC BOOK REVIEW🍁

Release Date-19th July 2018
Genre-Paranormal Romance
Kindle Edition-184 Pages

 

 

Lust, sex, lies. 
I fell in love.
l bled and broke for him. 
I foolishly played his game and woke to find he’s not done with me yet. 
He’s dead set on stripping everything I am bare. 
I’m nothing but his plaything and he’s pulling my strings. 
But things are going to be different. 
I’m more than an assassin, a monster with a pretty face. I’m his undoing.
I will rise. Seek my revenge. Outwit his deviant schemes. 
This time…I plan to win.

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.

 

The Devil's Plaything (Ceasefire #2)

The Devil’s Plaything by Claire Marta
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-19/7/18

The Only creature who has ever been able to bring the devil to his knees, my beautiful deadly Queen

This was such a delicious concluding instalment to a series that had previously captured my attention so completely with it’s ingenious and fresh perspective on that old tug of war between good and evil and everything that lies in the grey of the in-between.
And after where we previously left off with this I was practically salivating to jump headlong back into the action alongside Mavi, Lucifer and all the rest of the gang.
Having no idea how this was going to continue after that massive cliffhanger of a finale in book one I was ever so curious to see how “The Devil’s Plaything” was going to recover from the burnt ashes it had collapsed into previously.
This is one book ive been wanting to hurry up and hit my kindle like so much and I have to tell you it was so worth the wait folks.
So after a quick re-read of its predecessor, I was raring to go and almost instantly catapulted into a world of confusion where nothing is as it seems and the king of manipulations and lies that is Lucifer seems up to his old tricks; scheming and playing his cards totally to his own advantage.
I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt really I did, but it was just so hard when time after time he seemed to be playing a game that only he was aware of all the rules.
No regard for Mavi or seemingly anyone else, stomping on her obvious affections without a care.
And the more this progressed the deeper the hole he seemed to did himself into with Mavi I really didn’t see how he was going to explain his way out of this one.
And while Lucifer spun his manipulations around the whole saga the contrast in his portrayed intent and actual attention to Mavi was just so confusing, I didn’t know what to think as he was Constantly blowing hot and cold throughout.
And talking of heat the sexual antics between these two were seriously smokin in nature with a raw unapologetic carnality that I bloody adored.
In fact, there was just so much here that I was loving as this was just such a fantastic engaging read.
I think one of my favourite aspect of this series was the unrepentant nature of its characters.
I adore it when we are given an unashamed anti-hero that stays totally true to there inner nature.
A monster that is still kinda a monster to everyone but the one they adore and that’s what we are treated to here; Lucifer is who he is and makes no excuses for his inert essence.
And Mavi herself is more than a match for him her ultimate wickedness complimenting Lucifers corrupt core just so cruelly and with such great finesse.
So this is set primarily in Hell away from Ceasefire which I actually prefered.
We also get to experience Lucifer this time in his true form which was also a mega plus for me.
There are definitely some surprises here that leapt out of left field and totally knocked my socks off.
And there were times occasions that I really hated Lucifer with a bloody passion and wanted to knock him the hell out.
This is one of those reads that once started can’t be put down so great is its pull.
I was transfixed to the bitter end.

They call him a monster. Weaver of lies. The great deceiver. Yet the devil has wept for me. Fought For me. Taken me in his dark Embrace

I cant recommend this book series enough my only criticism here is it had to end.
So looking forward to experiencing much more of this fantastic world and seeing what else this talented author has planned for us next.
I was provided with an ARC of “The Devil’s Plaything (Ceasefire #2)” By the author of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

 

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Dark, Dystopian, Erotic, Futuristic, post-apocalyptic, Reviews, Romance, Suspense

/ ARC Book Review / Outcasts (Badlands #3) / Natalie Bennett /

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🥀ARC BOOK REVIEW🥀

Release Date-12th May 2018
Publisher-BB Books
Genre-Post-Apocalyptic Romance
Kindle Edition-

*Grimm* 

Pariah. 
Dark Messiah. 
Harbinger of death. 

My reputation has always preceded me. 

I’m a brother to the queen of the Badlands. 

I’m one of the few confidants to her fiancé–the devil himself. 

And those whispered rumours that I’m a silent killer, a true harvester of souls? 

They’re true. 

People never see me coming. I don’t discriminate, I show no mercy, and I feel no remorse. 

My only loyalty is to my family and when someone important to them goes missing, I vow to do whatever is necessary to track her down and bring her back. 

But the person I find is not the same woman who was stolen away. 

Something’s different about her. 
Something I find myself drawn to as we fight our way back to hell. 

*Arlen* 

Stubborn. 
Reckless. 
Original family disappointment. 

My reputation has never preceded me. 

I’m supposed to be this spoiled, rich b*tch who does everything her daddy tells her. 

I was forbidden to even think about the Badlands. 

But money means nothin to me and my paradise was a pretty cage I refused to be trapped in. 

I fought my way out, I found a new family, and even though sh*t got tough sometimes it all worked out in the end. 

And then I got kidnapped. 
I thought it was over for me. 
I almost broke. 

I should have known he would never let that happen. 
And I should have realized something inside me had shifted. 

Maybe then I’d have seen the signs that I was falling for an irredeemable man. 

A man who taught me that there was power in taking away a life. 
A man who showed me just how beautiful hell truly was. 

It’s only fair I warn you that this is not a story about a rescued damsel in distress. 
This is a story about what happens when a man who collects souls finally meets his match. 

*Outcasts is the 3rd book in the Badlands series. This book can be read as a standalone but I recommend starting Savages & Deviants first.* 

Outcasts (Badlands Book 3)

 

Outcasts by Natalie Bennett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-12/5/18

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You know I don’t think it really matters the dark depraved satanic stuff that comes from the depths of Natalie Bennet’s soul.
I just can’t help but absorb the craziness and depravity portrayed here so decadently.
Really just flowing with the tide and giggling manically as we get to delve deeper amidst the fucked up pages that is ultimately Outcasts and this author’s amazingly demented psyche.
And man this stuff; is as always major fucked up; like totally.
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Sorry; I just can’t bring myself to care though as its just such compelling reading.
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So in “outcasts” we get to continue the story we started in previous books and this begins initially with Arlen still MIA waiting for Grimm to come rescue her arse from her kidnapper Noah.
And In direct opposition to most romances (if you could call this that) the feelings between Grimm and Arlen are already established and on a firm ground, just not yet acted upon by either party involved.
And from the onset, we are thrown right back centre-stage into the action with blood, gore and torture aplenty.
“Outcasts” really doesn’t pull its punches in that particular department.
There were even occasions when I found my self-going no that’s just sick man, no way.
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So here we get to be up close and personal with what makes the Reaper that is Grim himself actually tick.
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And we also get a front row seat to his brand of psychotic savagery and his way of giving his brat all of his attention and true self.

“I’d give her a crown forged of blood and bone from every motherfucker who’d laid a hand on what was mine. I hoped she was ready to paint some shit red. We weren’t going home until their bodies were at our feet.”

 

“Grimm was filthy, wicked down to his core, but he was the kind of filthy you wanted coating every fibre of your being, straight down to your bare bones”.

Then we have Arlen; Grimm’s brat, already damaged, but since her capture and life’s cruel lessons she now on the wrong side of cray-cray.
And what she wants most of all; besides grim, is to bathe in the blood of her enemies.
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she is no longer so hung up on right versus wrong and is now fully embracing her malfunctioning moral compass.
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So this is told from dual POV with a bonus chapter at the end courtesy of Romero.
We don’t get to see that much of Rom and Cali here though they do make the occasional cameo.
“Outcasts” mainly features Grimm, Arlen and Cobra heavily with some extra newcomers also thrown into the mix.
This was extremely ramped throughout; which as you can expect from this series was of a very graphic nature.
“Outcasts” was also super steaming hot setting the pages alight with its chemistry.
Grim and his brat certainly had a connection here and I could really feel it literally projecting off the page, heading right for me.
sometimes it’s the little things. like a shared interest.

“I wondered what it said about my relationship when I knew it was my man who killed someone simply by the way they were executed; clearly, we were very compatible.”

So I know this says it can be read as a standalone but in my opinion, I wouldn’t advise it.
You would lose so much and I do think have issues following along with the present timeline.
My advice, start at the beginning with savages you really won’t regret it.
Its a fantastically imaginative journey; that would be a shame to miss.
But before I go, a warning “Outcasts” is an extremely dark read dealing with some very graphic scenes.
If this is at all a trigger for you please do avoid, you have been warned.
If like me you like to take a stroll on the dark side occasionally then, by all means, please do join me on this effed up post-apocalyptic ride.
I want to leave you with this quote; which I think sums Grimm and Brats relationship up perfectly.

“She was mercy. I was death. She’d always be Sally. I’d be her Jack. A goddess like Persophone, to a dark lord like Hades. Queen of death. Queen of me. For always.”

Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Outcasts (Badlands #3)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Contemporary, Crime, Dark, Reviews, Romance, Suspense

/ ARC Book Review / Blood and Secrets (The Calvetti Family) / Rose Harper /

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🌹ARC BOOK REVIEW🌹

Release Date-1st May 2018
Genre-Dark Mafia Romance
Publisher-Rose Publishing
Kindle Edition

Take a walk on the wild side with Blood and Secrets. Lovers of Meghan March’s Mount series, Amo Jones’ Devils Own Series and The Elite Kings Club, and Tillie Cole’s Scared Souls series will lose themselves in this story of all-consuming passion, vengeance, and dark dealings.

Don’t miss the first instalment in a deliciously, seductive new series from author Rose Harper.

I’m dangerous. Calculated. Bloodthirsty.
The perfect motherfucking trifecta of crazy.

The name’s Mateo Calvetti, and Brooklyn belongs to me.
My reach knows no bounds, and I always get what I want.
Including the little gem currently twisting my insides.

She’s been promised to me since birth.
Nothing anyone says will change that.
She will be mine, whether she wants it or not.
I’m going to own her. Consume her. Fuck, I may even keep her.

Yet, something comes to light I never expected in my wildest dreams.
Blood, secrets, and lies all fall around my feet.
Carina Ricci isn’t what she claims to be.
It appears she’s just as fucked up as me.

Come on, baby, let’s make them scream.
Let’s show them what happens when you anger a King and his Queen.

This is volume 1 in Blood and Secrets, and is not suitable for anyone under 18. Some portions of this will be hard to read, so be warned before continuing onward. If you do decide to read, Blood and Secrets #1, just remember: The author is not responsible for any kindle’s being set ablaze from the raw passion and heated moments between a king and his queen.

 

 

Blood and Secrets by Rose Harper
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

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Release Date-1/5/18

So I struggled a fair bit with Blood and Secrets (The Calvetti Family) hence my lower star rating.
On reflection, I’m not really convinced the blurb here reflected the overall content contained in this book.
And while on paper this actually looked like a good fit for me, in reality, this was so not the case.
there were some major red flags with this book that had I known beforehand I would have avoided like the plague.
In particular the mistress Camille and also Mateo’s blatant disregard and disrespect for his future wife’s feelings or even her reputation for that matter.
To allow his mistress to basically look down her nose at his future wife the way she did, well it absolutely boiled my blood.
I was ready to rip them both a new one I was that livid and annoyed with there contemptuous antics.
I also really disliked Mateo like detested him a lot.
He was such an arrogant dick who really needed taking down a peg or two.
I detested his holier than thou attitude.
It was like he thought he was the only one that mattered and talk about a god complex with an over-inflated ego what a douchebag.
And the way he treated Carina and referred to her as a slit, in my opinion, was just abysmal.
So, This really got to me and I had to force myself to keep reading because I was just so darn uncomfortable with the storyline.
Despite the above, I have still given this two stars as occasionally there were instances that had me intrigued against my better judgment.
I just thought ultimately this could have been executed a lot better than It was.
This wasn’t badly written just not my bag at all.
I won’t be reading the next instalment basically for the above reason that this was just a bad fit that blind-sided me as It was totally unprepared for it.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Blood And Secrets (The Calvetti Family)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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Dark, Erotic, Fantasy, Paranormal, Reviews, Romance, Suspense, Thriller

/ ARC-Book Review / The Devil You Know (Ceasefire Series Book 1) / Claire Marta /

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🌹ARC-BOOK REVIEW🌹

Release Date-12th April 2018
Genre-Paranormal Romance
Kindle Edition-337 Pages

My name is Mavi StClair.
I’m a monster with a pretty face. An assassin in trade. Guilt, remorse, it’s never touched me. I’m as cold as they come and just as professional.
Dealing death has always come easily, and I inflict it with ease. It fuels and feeds the twisted darkness inside me. 
My downfall begins with a single night of untamed passion leaving me hungering for more of him. 
One wicked soul recognizing another. 
Now he owns me.
The lines of what I know are blurred. 
I’m playing his game.
A pawn, eternally tangled in a web of secrets and lies.
He won’t let me go.
Taking pleasure in my fall from grace. 
Question is, can I save myself before I’m damned completely?

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.

 

 

The Devil You Know – Ceasefire Series Book 1 by Claire Marta
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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ARC BOOK REVIEW.

I absolutely loved “The Devil You Know” by Claire Marta.

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From the minute I started reading this I was hooked.
I’m a sucker for a dark depraved read and this one for me definitely hit the spot.
I do so adore me a twisted Heroine that struggles but eventually embraces her dark side and with Mavi StClaire we get this in spades.

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She is one bad flower as the mysterious Max liked to call her.
And this is one girl who makes no apologies for who she is and keeps her cards close to her chest, trying to keep everyone at arm’s length is in her very nature.
And this includes the secretive but decadent Max.
As for the mysterious Max, loved him so much also, he himself comes enveloped in secrets and lies a matching bookend to match Mavi’s depravity and darkness a born manipulator who oozes sexual charisma and luckily for Mavi he likes his girls a touch on the psycho side.

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I loved all many side characters portrayed here each and every one was a well rounded and diverse individual and there was also never a dull moment in regards to the action portrayed here this book was packed.
A playground for heaven and hell, filled with battles and conflict galore.
I’m being a bit Vague as I don’t want to spoil this, you just need to dive right in and immerse yourself in this violent and bloody world.
so this felt fresh.
In a sea of paranormal offerings, it came across as original and different making it really stand out in its genre.
It also helped that “The Devil You Know” was all sorts of hot and sexy.
With Plenty of appeal here to tempt a sinner or a saint.
It had so many twists and turns that I never saw coming and it was fully ramped right up to its shocking finale.
Totally gobsmacked at the ending and can’t wait for the next chapter of this addictive story.
Enjoy.
I was provided with an ARC of “The Devil You Know – Ceasefire Series Book 1 ” By the author of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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Crime, Dark, Erotic, Reviews, Romance, Suspense, Thriller

/ ARC Book Review / The Reaper (La Asesina Bonita, #2) / Michelle Brown /

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🍁ARC BOOK REVIEW🍁

Release Date-5th April 2018
Genre-Dark Mafia Romance
Kindle Edition

Warning: this book will contain triggers and is intended for a mature audience 18+

Anthony’s hands are drenched in blood as The Reaper, he’s become accustomed to it.

He wanted Rosalina’s empire. 
He would have stopped at nothing to take it. 
But instead, she stole his heart.

What happens when The Reaper is told to “handle” the Pretty Killer?

This is book two of the La Asesina Bonita Duet 

Warning: this book will contain triggers and is intended for a mature audience 18+ 

 

 

The Reaper by Michelle Brown
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-5/4/18

So “The Reaper” Starts where Pretty Killer Leaves off and this was by far my favourite out of the two short novellas.
The action here was ramped right up from the get-go with never a dull moment and we get to spend some more quality time with Rosalina and Tony.
So this time around we concentrate more on the reapers story.
With Rosie discovering there’s much more than she originally realised to her new lover.
Tony is also a great match for Rosie’s sadistic nature ultimately making these too one great power couple.
I also really enjoyed the overall dynamic between these two.
I loved there back and forth banter, it was really refreshing.
There was also one scene in particular here where Tony definitely let his inner Reaper lose and I loved it so much.
It was a fitting and just punishment, Karmas really is a bitch.
Overall I found this to be an enjoyable short read, my only issue here was the overall length.
I would have prefered it to have been longer.
It’s hard to sometimes convey the emotion and intent behind the words when the story is told to quickly.
However, ultimately this was an interesting read that I enjoyed.
Thank You to the Author for proving me with an ARC of “The Reaper” (La Asesina Bonita, #2) of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own

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Contemporary, Crime, Dark, Erotic, Reviews, Suspense, Thriller

/ARC Book Review / Pretty Killer (La Asesina Bonita, #1) / Michelle Brown /

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🌹ARC BOOK REVIEW🌹

Release Date-5th April 2018
Genre-Dark Mafia Romance
Kindle Edition

Warning: this book will contain triggers and is intended for a mature audience 18+

This is not a typical romance. This is Rosalina’s story 

Rosalina Maria has death in her blood. 

The only child left in her family, she’s heir to the head of the Mexican Mafia and has spent her entire life training to take over. Studying self-defence, the ways of her father’s empire, and the intricacies of their business – she’s the perfect person to step in when her father passes away.

But what happens when the princess tries to become the Queen, without a King?

Anthony De Los Santos is a major member of the Cuban mafia. Hot, dangerous, and possibly as crazy as Rosalina – he has an agenda that he won’t back down from.

But what happens when tensions run high and emotions interfere with their best-laid plans? Will Anthony turn on her? Will Rosalina choose to lead alone?

Or will they risk it all for each other?

Warning: this book will contain triggers and is intended for a mature audience 18+

 

 

Pretty Killer (La Asesina Bonita, #1)

Pretty Killer by Michelle Brown
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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REVIEW COPY
Release Date-8/3/18

I’m going to keep this brief as without giving away the whole plot it’s hard to go into details here.
“Pretty Killer” is a short read that packs a punch.
I did enjoy this but it was really in my opinion just to brief overall to give the subject matter its due.
That really is what let this down how short it was.
So Rosalina is Pretty Killer a girl shaped by her past and life experiences.
Her background has helped mould her into the woman she is today.
Shes also the new heir of the Mexican Mafia after her fathers passing.
A job she has been in training for at least half her life.
In contrast, when she meets Anthony De Los Santos, a major member of the Cuban mafia and her future all rolled into one sparks fly.
Also, A softer side beneath her harsh exterior is slowly revealed as Tony manages to burrow beneath Rosalinas skin.
I really enjoyed the dynamic between this pair it will be interesting to see where it goes.
So I found this to be an enjoyable read that kept me entertained.
This is quick, low angst insta-love with no OW action.
and just so you’re aware this does end on a big cliffhanger.
Thank You to the Author for proving me with an ARC of (Pretty Killer (La Asesina Bonita, #1) ) of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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Dark, Dystopian, post-apocalyptic, Reviews, Romance, Suspense, Thriller

/ Book Review /Savages (Badlands #1) / Natalie Bennett /

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🍂BOOK REVIEW COPY🍂

Release Date-25h January 2018
Genre-Dark Dystopian Romance
Kindle Edition-193 Pages

Calista
“I am the monster they created. I’m the whore they’re ashamed of.”

When life tried to break me I grabbed that b*tch by the throat and squeezed.
I thought I could overcome anything. I swore I could handle him, but after being forced to play at the Devil’s playground I ended up craving his touch.
One taste of his poison made my loyalties begin to waiver.

Romero
“I’m a living nightmare, I’m everything they fear.”

I’ve been called the Devil, deranged, and a savage. I lived by a code created by rebel souls. We were sinners and thieves that made no apologies for taking whatever the f*ck we wanted. Saving a girl in the woods was never part of my plans, but when I saw the crazy in her eyes I knew it was a match made in hell.

Now secrets are piling up, the bodies are rotting, and time is running out to finish what I started.

Forewarning, our story is more than a little f*cked up.

Authors Note:

I am not going to put a long ‘trigger warning’ on this book. I will say that Savages is a VERY cautionary tale that has no regard for hard limits. Reader discretion IS highly advised. <–18+

Savages by Natalie Bennett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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REVIEW COPY
Release Date-25/1/18

So, Savages (Badlands, #1), This book is all sorts of Craaaazy!!!
and also plenty dark it makes no apologies for itself.
sickness and depravity reign here.
And as all are aware I absolutely love me a dark tale, the blacker the better.
I’m also a major sucker for a messed up dystopian landscape.
This book was made for me melding my love of dark romances against the backdrop of the Badlands.

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A match made in heaven and hell.
A bit like the main characters Calista and Romero.
The devil and his darkly decedent handmaiden.
So Savages is set in a sort of dystopian post-apocalyptic nightmare of cults, Outliers, skinners and cannibals.

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And against this backdrop, The king meets his queen there crazy just matches like the cracked pieces of each other’s souls.
This is bloody, evil and totally sick but is also so bloody addictive I couldn’t put it down.
In a way reminding me slightly of that film doomsday when they wall Scotland in and out of the ashes rises a new civilization, one where morality is a forgotten concept and only the strong survives.
But amid that corruption, there is also a sense of brotherhood and a admiration for strength and resilience.
This also had some great side characters and I really never had a clue where this was heading.
It was an unpredictable whirlwind and I landed wherever it chose to take me.
So this was fabulously well written and was so different with its complete lack of moral compass.
I Cant recommend this highly enough.
Really looking forward to the next in this series as this ended on such a cliffhanger.
But before I go a warning this book contains a lot of triggers and isn’t for the faint of heart.
Please avoid if this bothers you at all as Savages is definitely one hard-core read and doesn’t pull its punches.
I was provided with a review copy of “Savages (Badlands, #1)” By the author of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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Dark, Dystopian, post-apocalyptic, Reviews, Romance

/ Book Review / Deviants (Badlands #2) / Natalie Bennett /

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🌻BOOK REVIEW COPY🌻

Release Date-February 13th 2018
Genre-Dark Dystopian Romance
Kindle Edition

-Calista-

Sick bitch

Maniac

Out of my fucking head.

I’m not broken.

I’m just a little damaged.

I’m stronger now, stronger than I ever knew.

And it’s all because of him.

This is only the beginning but I already know how it’s going to end.

I’ll be claiming my throne and they’ll be buried in the dirt.

-Romero-

Deranged

Psychopath

Out of my fucking mind

We both know how it’s all going to end.

The blood we shed will stain our hands.

There’s not a warning out there that could prepare anyone for this.

Deviants is book two in the Badlands series and will conclude Romero and Cali’s story.

 

Deviants by Natalie Bennett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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REVIEW COPY
Release Date-13/2/18

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Oh, My this book was fantastically bad and all sorts of wrong and I still devoured every word.
If you thought Savages was hard-core well this is definitely on another level completely.
Think of a million acts of bad and then quadruple this by hundred and I still don’t think you could come close to how intensely this digs into the badness of its bones.
Poisoning anyone stupid enough to get in the way of the devil and his malignant queen.
This ligit got revolting at times.
like I’m gonna lose my dinner sick.

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So Romero is off the charts insane in this second instalment I’m talking a complete psychopathic, cannibalistic satanist.
He has no redeeming qualities except his love and affection for his Queen Calista.
And she’s equally as deranged completely embracing the darkness inside herself.
And their main objective seems to be reigning supreme over the badlands.
So it’s extremely disturbing to myself to realise just how much I enjoyed this messed up narrative.
This author has a seriously messed up mind, Love it.
So what else, well this was fabulously well written, I adored all the secondary players here and they were equally as well fleshed out, so that was good.
Deviants for me was full of twists and turns but fairly low on the angst factor which I appreciated as I’m, not a lover of angsty scenarios.
Just be aware before digging in here this is a seriously unbalanced narrative that takes complete advantage of its anything-goes dystopian post-apocalyptic setting.
You will need a strong stomach.
There must be something wrong with me because I can’t wait to read the next in this gruesome series.
I was provided with a review copy of “Deviants (Badlands #2) ” By the author of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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