Crime, Dark, Erotic, Reviews, Romance

/ ARC Book Review / Bride To Keep / Alta Hensley & Maggie Ryan /

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Release Date-25th June 2018
Genre-Dark Reverse Harem Romance
Kindle Edition-229 Pages

Do you take these men? 
To honour and obey from this day forth… 

Stolen away by dangerous men on a mission. 
Dark intentions I don’t understand yet cannot refuse. 
Commanded to comply, obey, and serve in every way. 
I am captured in a twisted world of not one man… 
— but four. 
With a pull stronger than anything I have ever known, I march down the aisle compelled to surrender to the darkness. 

With these rings… I become their bride to keep. 

*This is a standalone full-length dark reverse harem. Dirty taboo with not just one, but four. You may be afraid to walk down the aisle on this one. 

Bride to Keep

Bride to Keep by Alta Hensley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Release Date-25/6/18

I found “Bride To keep” to be such an enjoyable read.
I’m not usually a great fan of reverse harem often finding it hard to experience a major emotional connection between the players involved.
Not so here; this was such an intriguing addictive ride that I thought managed to portray the emotive element just so well.
The concept used throughout was so simple but brilliant allowing me to forge ahead through hidden avenues with each and every character involved.
You might ask why I am actually reading reverse harem when it’s so obviously not my bag.
Well, this is one that just kinda slipped through the net; I had a bit of a brain-blip moment not realising what this was till after I had signed up for it.
Note to self; actually reading the blurb would be a good idea in hindsight.
In this case, I was incredibly thankful for my moment of inattention as this turned out to be such an unexpected gem; totally surprised me with how much I actually ended up enjoyed this.
So this is Dark reverse harem involving four notorious criminal brothers, A sweet as pie sister and a sassy opinionated female protagonist.
This was a hot as hell forage into an unconventional setup that is so far from the usual but still much to my wonder actually worked really well.
Though “Bride To Keep” was in itself relatively simplistic in nature it did surprisingly make compulsive reading while also managing to pack a massive emotional punch and When the fallout from past previous events eventually impacted this self-made family I cried like a baby; This was so sad and poignant was really not expecting that from this at all.
So this is told mainly from Monet’s POV (BTW Loving that name totally) with occasional input from the Brother’s side of things and though relatively limited in secondary characters I didn’t actually find this affected things at all.
This was more a point in its favour as it cut out the white noise involved allowing me to focus and hone in on the main event much easier than I would with a more cluttered landscape.
I liked how each brother got to spend their individual time with Monet and they were all such very different flavours of the same recipe.
It was almost a love/Lust story within a story within a story if you get my drift.
And what started out as so dark, swiftly morphed for Monet into a much lighter vein as the story evolved.
I also really adored the sentimentality of the epilogue it was the icing on the cake for me.
So on reflection, this was a great read that I’m happy to recommend to you.
It turned out to be so much more than I was originally expecting; with unforeseen depths that make this definitely stand out in its particular genre.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC copy of “Bride To Keep” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own

Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm
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Dark, Erotic, Fantasy, Futuristic, Humorous, Reviews, Romance, Sci-Fi

/ ARC Book Review / Steel (Dark Monster Fantasy #2) / Cari Silverwood /

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Release Date-30th June 2018
Genre-Sci-Fi Romance
Kindle Edition

Steel is TOTALLY a standalone read.

Baz Rutland 

A lost soul, a cyborg in search of a future. He aims to upgrade his most intimate tool and BIG and HARD will do, but what does a man really need to be perfect again?

Ember 

A Principle Data extraction expert employed by CESS Industries – a princess in lay terms. She’s in search of her past and her parents but who is she really? If she ever finds out who killed her parents, she will rain destruction down upon them, in some nerd-geek way, like by remote-opening the airlocks on their ship so they die horribly.

Her biggest secret and fetish is her love of the BIG guys, like the orcs, but she would never ever act on that unless she had nothing left to lose.

Hoss 

Half-Orc, half Shag, and a hairy beast, he shaves to blend into the mass of humanity populating the galaxies. All he has ever wanted is to be wanted in return, to be loved and find a mate. But what hope of that when he’s a rejected half-breed?

Warning: 
Like PREY, this book is not gritty uber-dark such as Cari Silverwood often writes. It is the pansy dark you reach for when you’re all darked out and one step from seeing a therapist. 

It’s carnal, naughty, and very twisted, and not what your mother ever wanted you to read. Also, there may be some robots that go PEW PEW.

Steel (Dark Monster Fantasy, #2)

Steel by Cari Silverwood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Release Date-30/6/18

“Hey. Cyborg Man. Is this a good day for rescuing princesses?”

So I bloody adored “Steel” like just so much; it was such a mish-mash of carnal, sci-fi delight with a dash of slapstick humour and a big glug of ridiculousness to accompany its also surprisingly emotive trio.
I am such a mega nerd for weird-ass shenanigans and this book had it going on in absolute spades.
Enough to satisfy even the most ardent of fornication outside the species zealots.
And here to quote the cyber-monks themselves we get treated to a big fat dollop of down and dirty Orc/Human/Cyborg porn and is it wrong that whilst also curling my toes with totally salacious delight my heart itself was also doing a pitter patter of pure bliss whenever that big sexy and did I mention big; yep I did; ( brain kinda short-circuiting here folks ) Orc/Shag up and purred for his potential mate.
Not gonna lie here; I’m such a sucker for any throaty deep purr of the feline sort, so totally suggestive and seductive in its purpose and intent.
Cross that with a crabby but amped up Cyborg and I’m in heaven; like a kid in a sweetshop with an overabundance of goodies, that’s me.
“Steel” was a raunchy romp totally worthy of its slapstick label and I mean that as a total compliment here people.
The main protagonist’s of this story here are one; Ember, Human of unknown origin, PRINCESS of CESS Industries.
A Principle Data extractor extraordinaire in fact with a weird invisible friend and a self-assigned quest to discover her past Ancestry.
Two; Hoss A mixed breed of Orc/Shag parentage employed by CESS as Embers guard and protector; a huge sexy beast with a massive penchant for his luscious charge and a very real desire to make her his mate no matter how much their particular union would be frowned upon.
And finally Three Baz; a grumpy disgruntled Cyborg who along with his crew is trawling the dead-space in his junk bucket of a ship; just looking to rescue a Princess for the Cyber-monks in return for an upgrade of the intimate variety.
So that’s the main gist here really and when these three misfits destinies collide its a non-stop race of classic one-liners, ridiculous plotlines and some seriously filthy hook-ups that as well as being pure smut was also so much fun to kick back and just revel in..
It’s almost like a carry on film of the sci-fi steampunk variety and I myself inhaled the cockamamie Narrative like it was oxygen and the more farcical and absurd events played out; the more I devoured like the whole nine yards and more.
So “Steel” is like seriously knicker dripping or dropping fine.
Everything wrong about this also makes it so right.
I had a mega hard-on (If I had one that Is) for Hoss; such a delicious Orc/Shag, I adored his furry ass like a whole bloody lot.
He for me was hands down my favourite thing in this whole Zany pantomime; with Maybe Baz’s Monster mechanical appendage coming in a very close second.
What can I say; I am a female after all and Baz’s cyborg enhancements well let’s just say Anne summers eat your heart out.
Hoss was the one ultimately in charge of this threeway here and for me, that worked you know with me being like his own personal fan club and all.
I was all for the Hoss.
So I think its safe to say here from my above noise I really was digging the whole entire she-bang here.
This isn’t really going to be for everyone of course, but if you like something a bit out of the box and outside the traditional then maybe take a chance on this, you might even surprise yourself.
On a side-note, the Orc featured here Hoss is way up on the attractive scale despite his monobrow; and not at all like the minging ORCS from Tolkien; just saying; being The official Spokeswoman for the Hoss fan-club and all wanted to put that out there.
Don’t Diss the Hoss he’s a total Orc babe
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC copy of “Steel (Dark Monster Fantasy, #2)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own

Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm
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Crime, Dark, Erotic, Reviews, Romance

/ Book Review / Relentless (Skulls Renegade, #4) / Elizabeth Knox /

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Release Date-15th April 2018
Publisher-Knox Publishing
Genre-MC Romance
Kindle Edition

Bellamy: 
My life was supposed to be so simple; getting the rest of my inheritance at 25. I would invest it in my music career and become history, literally. 
What I didn’t expect was to find out that everything I believed to be true about my family was a complete lie. I didn’t expect to find out that I had a half-sister by my real father; a man that was the devil reincarnate. I didn’t expect to find that I had family who had run a criminal MC club in Texas. And I sure as heck didn’t expect to be thrown full force into the MC life from the time I walked into Bubba’s and revealed who I was. 
I was no longer a daughter, friend, and singer. I was Bellamy Mason, sister-in-law of the Skulls Renegade MC Prez, and I had a target on my back. 
But there was something else that hit me like a ton of bricks too, and his name was Abe “Butch” Warren. 
And let me tell you, he was a pleasant surprise. 

Butch: 
She walked through that fuckin’ bar just like her sister did. Her red hair flowing down her back, that ass that I wanna take a bite out of. Those were the thoughts I had about her before I got to know Bellamy. 
I don’t know what it was, but the fuckin’ second my eyes locked on hers she was mine. She was pure, she was innocent – she wasn’t cut for this lifestyle, and I knew that. 
Here’s the thing, I’m not cut out for relationships and Bellamy Mason is not a girl you just fuck. She’s the real deal, the girl you take home to your momma, the one you lockdown as soon as you can. 
I was bringing danger to her doorstep, and she had no idea. I knew the risks, and I ignored them. Selfishly, I wanted her. 
What will destroy us first; my enemies or my need to not define us? 

Relentless (Skulls Renegade, #4)

Relentless by Elizabeth Knox
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Release Date-15/4/18

So “Relentless” is Book Four in the Skulls Renegade saga and it was another worthy addition to what is fast becoming a favourite series for me.
This edition revolves around Elana’s newly discovered half-sister Bellamy; a rising star in the music industry and Butch/Abe a member of the skulls who along with Slasher has been sent as hired muscle for Bells protection while she’s on tour.
This one’s a bit different in as much that Bell has no experience of the MC lifestyle.
She a lot more naive than previous heroines but what she lacks in street smarts she more than makes up for it in sweet sugar.
Bell discovers after her unfortunate parents demise that her original origins are something totally different from what she thought and left alone in the world desperately want to connect with and forge ahead to build a relationship with her newly discovered sister.
So that’s the basic gist here Bells goes looking for her sister and with now being connected to a notorious MC Bell gains there protection as a much-needed by-product caused by her new family additions.
So loved Bellamy adored Abe and even Slasher himself started to appeal to my girly giddiness.
Especially now he’s gone all dark, broody and imperfect.
He really came into his own here and I’m so looking forward to his story being next up with Reckoning; can’t wait for that one.
So, I really enjoyed “Relentless” like a lot and it was so easy to feel and connect with Abe and Bell as they were such likeable individuals that you just wanted to succeed in life’s lotto.
I loved that the continuing storyline of the previous novels was also interwoven here with the MC itself in a web of confusion over what has befallen Bones and Will.
This was also off the charts in terms of spice and while I did enjoy Bell and Butch’s sexy shenanigans I was also slightly sceptical of the logistics at times given Bellamy’s past record was basically her douche ex Zac.
In the end, I just went with the flow and enjoyed myself immensely (it is fiction after all) while also fanning myself frantically; mama mia these two had some seriously epic encounters here I must say.
This had a bit of everything and easily managed to capture and retain my interest quite easily.
This series, in my opinion, does need to be read as that; with each book adding a chunk of the puzzle almost building us a bigger picture.
And as I said earlier; really looking forward to Slashers book especially with how events played out with this one.
definitely a big thumbs up from my corner.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC copy of “Relentless (Skulls Renegade, #4)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own

Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm
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Dark, Reviews, Romance

/ Book Review / Redemption (Skulls Renegade #2) / Elizabeth Knox /

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Release Date-30th September 2017
Genre-MC Romance
Kindle Edition-366 Pages

Daisy is a tough as nails member of Skulls Renegade MC, and she prides herself on pushing past her demons. But she just watched one of her best friends get proposed to, and she can’t help but feel something softening inside of her. She has had a rough time of it, coming out of the worst break up possible with Kyle, the old Prez of Skulls Renegade MC, who left her high and dry when she had to pay the price for his screw up with a loan shark. Now, he’s back, and he has gotten injured saving the MC from an attack by a Mexican cartel, and it’s hard not to see him as someone she cares for again. The problem is, she’s been sneaking around with another prominent member of the MC completely undetected and was almost ready to spill the beans. Daisy finds herself locked in the strangest love triangle she can imagine, needing Kyle’s presence to heal from what she has done but wanting to keep the other man in her life tearing up her bedroom late at night. 

 

 

Redemption (Skulls Renegade #2)

Redemption by Elizabeth Knox
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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Release Date-30/9/17

This is the second instalment in The Skulls Renegade MC series and features Daisy and Ollie (Seamus).
And got to say so glad I carried on with this series as book two really redeemed this series like totally for me.
I found it ever so easy here to get invested emotionally; which for me is a big book must.
Where In book one I did struggle slightly relating to our main couple in a personal capacity here with Daisy and Ollie I could practically inhale their intense link.
And while super hot this was also incredibly emotive too.
I was so glad that Daisy realised and appreciated the jewel she already held with her protective club enforcer and was not just holding out for a past that was dead and buried with Kyle.
I loved that she saw beyond the obvious and was fully aware of all Ollie’s untapped depths it portrayed a real strength of character.
In return, Ollie’s protective bubble and extremity of affection for Daisy was off the charts and leapt off the page conveying to me his hearts intent really nicely.
For me, This was Redemptions true superpower the pure emotion and believability it managed to convey while still giving us a relatable story.
There was still a few teensy things I would like to tweak here but on a whole, this was one that I really did enjoy a lot.
It kept my attention without massive plot twists and was generally such an enjoyable experience.
In my opinion, this series is one that doesn’t really read as standalone’s and does need to be read in order to get the most out of it.
Each book does feature a couple at its centre but there is an ongoing common theme spread throughout so is really best read in order.
Happy to give this one a thumbs up and again so glad I didn’t throw the towel in earlier; an interesting second instalment.
On a side note, I wanted to mention the blurb here is slightly misleading; I hate love triangles with a passion so this should have been a no-no for me but in my opinion, this is only a triangle in the fact that Kyle still wants Daisy back.
Daisy knows who she wants from the onset so for me this didn’t really read as a love triangle like at all which I for one was glad about.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC copy of “Redemption (Skulls Renegade #2)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own

Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm
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Contemporary, Crime, Dark, Erotic, Reviews, Romance, Suspense

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

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Release Date-9th June 2018
Publisher-BB Books
Genre-Dark Mafia Romance
Kindle Edition

 

His secrets. Her sanity

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.

 

King Of Hearts (Old Money Roulette #2)

King Of Hearts by Natalie Bennett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Release Date-9/6/18

OMG! Loved “King Of Hearts” like so much and I feel like I was waiting forever to read this; I was so excited to get my hands on this second instalment in the fantastic “Old Money Roulette” series.
And sigh; it was over much too soon for me as I raced through this in record time.
This starts off exactly where we left events previously, and almost from the get-go we are ramped right back into the action with shocks and turns galore.
Mateo is in True King style as he attempts to mould and manipulate his Ley all in the name of shaping her new destiny as his queen; strategising events to play this game exactly as he chooses.
Taking Ley along for the ride; while giving her the allusion of choice when really her destiny has already been preordained by yours truly.
When the cards finally fall Elaina is going to be right by Mateos side; The dark Queen to his Corrupt King.
And my god this book was decadent and depraved personified; exactly what I have come to expect and adore from this particular author.
I just never knew where events were going to go next; This author has such a malignant mind that when let free it is honestly a touch unnerving; I was almost afraid to turn the page at times.
But in the same breathe, there’s also such a compulsion to soldier on here; as this is also such addictive reading that once started is impossible to put down until the final reveal; I was glued with an almost sinful sickened delight.
Both Elaina and Mateo are such flawed individuals both with multifaceted personalities.
Mateo being much more transparent than Elaina; who herself hides behind a facade of innocence concealing the cracks beneath her surface.
Mateo makes no apologies and himself stands in full view; almost daring his friends and also his enemies to judge.
while at the same time lending his assistance to Elaina as he attempts to get her to embrace her Immorality wholeheartedly.
So in “King Of Hearts” for every answer, Elaina gets another pops up in its place.
This is full of secrets and lies and is so fast paced it definitely kept me on my toes; feeding me just enough information to titillate but not ultimately satisfy my complete curiosity.
This was also scorching in terms of heat factor with some serious chemistry between our two lovers.
I should also probably mention that this story doesn’t pull any punches; it’s graphic and disturbed with torture that has an almost sick normalcy to it at times; that was just so wrong it was actually right.
This also straddles the dub-con line like a lot, so if this is a trigger; probably best to give this a wide berth.
My own personal morality radar when it comes to my fiction seems a bit screwy and I’ve found the more depraved the more I seem to devour; this I absolutely inhaled.
I’m so dying to read the next part of this addicting saga; So glad I haven’t long to wait, I will be on pins till I get my hands on the next piece of this perplexing puzzle.
I’m now convinced Natalie Bennett could write Christmas crackers and I would appreciate and revel in the almost neurotic normalcy she depicts so well; I’ve yet to read anything of hers yet that I haven’t adored.
This is one series I can’t recommend enough; Give it a go if your stomach is strong enough for the task at hand that is.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “King Of Hearts (Old Money Roulette #2” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

BDSM, Contemporary, Erotic, Reviews, Romance, Suspense

/ ARC Book Review / Sub Mission / T.S. McKinney /

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Release Date-7th June 2018
Genre- M/M BDSM Romance
Publisher-Painted Hearts Publishing
Kindle Edition

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.

 

Sub Mission

Sub Mission by T.S. McKinney
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Release Date-7/6/18

I have not read anything by this author before so was looking forward to the new experience.
“Sub Mission” and loving the pun on words; was a magnificent addition to its genre.
From the second I started reading this fascinating novel; I was sucked right along into the BDSM lifestyle of Seth and Baker; almost sharing the special journey to there own personal HEA with them.
The brief premise of this story is that Both work for a private agency that has been hired to draw out and apprehend perpetrators who are targeting wealthy male submissives.
Seth is a Dominant and Baker a Submissive; the twist here is that Seth is Gay and Baker not so much.
Baker has always had mistresses in the past; never a Master and from the minute these two meet it’s not only Seth who is drawn like a moth to the flame.
“Sub Mission” is almost a journey of new depths and discovery for both our men and though we do have a suspenseful background here the main focus of the narrative I found was on the developing relationship between Agents Seth and Baker, and what a beautiful but of so kinky road they do travel; one that I equally enjoyed traversing along with them.
So this is plenty dirty and hot; with some very graphic descriptions, that got me hot under the collar; but were also incredibly romantic and heartfelt.
I could definitely feel the connection and threads that adhered these two lovers like glue.
I adored watching the ups and downs these two faced as they learned together through a series of miscommunications the importance of being honest with each other.
This is told in dual POV; has no OM or OW angst and though light on major secondary characters; I didn’t feel that this was a detriment at all.
I loved the finish and especially how nicely it was set up for Eli and Ari’s story; now that is definitely one I’m looking forward to.
This is one read that gets my seal of approval; it’s well written and entertaining; what more could I ask for.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Sub Mission” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

BDSM, Contemporary, Dark, Erotic, Reviews, Romance

/ ARC Book Review / Dangerous Control (Dark Dominance, #3) / Annabel Joseph /

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Release Date-4th June 2018
Genre-BDSM Romance
Kindle Edition-241 Pages

Not all fantasies are safe, sane, and consensual. Welcome to the world of The Gallery…

Milo Fierro lives for two things, dominance and music. At The Gallery, where depravity rules, he’s known for his passionate desires, but on the outside, he’s learned to hide beneath a veneer of dark-eyed professionalism. It’s too dangerous to be himself. Most women don’t understand.

Alice definitely doesn’t understand. Her father was his violin teacher for years, and now that she and Milo are adults, she thinks they can be friends. The girl he knew as “Lala” draws him in with her grace and kindness, unaware of his ugly, hidden side. He can’t touch her, or even stand near her. He doesn’t dare reach out to her, no matter how much her talent and beauty inflames his lusts. She deserves better, deserves a man who’s nothing like him…

If only she wasn’t so impossible to resist.

 
Dangerous Control (Dark Dominance, #3)

Dangerous Control by Annabel Joseph
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Release Date-4/6/18

I’m a big fan of Annabel Joseph’s books and though not my favourite of her works I still really enjoyed “Dangerous Control”
So first this can totally be read as a stand-alone; no issues whatsoever.
There are three books in this series all set around the gallery; a secret BDSM club with its own set of exclusive rules.
In this instalment, we are re-introduced to Milo; who is a hard-core sadist and dominant.
This is one story I was looking forward to and I did find this very entertaining.
There were just a few teeny issues that Pulled my enjoyment down slightly; I still found this a great read but with a few tweaks this would have a higher rating from me.
So here we have Milo and Alice.
As I said earlier Milo is a sadist and he has been in awe of Alice most of his life; placing her on an unreachable pedestal he loves and worships her from afar.
Alice; La La growing up has loved Milo forever but has no idea whatsoever of his perversions and kinks.
Family friends; who have literally grown up together; both from a musical background these two have so much in common.
There love for each other and violins being a start; Milo plays and builds them; Alice is a musical prodigy.
I was wholeheartedly rooting all the way for these two.
So my issues here; I would have maybe liked Milo to be a bit more pro-active in his attraction to Alice.
She was the one who seemed to do most of the pursuing; which Is fine; I’m a modern woman and all; it just seemed to me that she was doing the majority of the chasing at the expense of her self-respect.
Don’t get me wrong as a reader I was aware of Milos affections towards his lovely La La.
But considering he was constantly pushing Alice away she obviously wasn’t aware of his inner thoughts at all; she’s hardly a mind reader.
I was cringing a bit at her blatant honesty in regards to the constant rejection Milo sent her way.
And even when these two finally did connect; I was still slightly annoyed that he just couldn’t take Alice’s affections at face value.
Questioning and analyzing everything she said and did and acting all soft.
I like me a good old sadist in my fiction and got to say; I was a trifle disappointed in Milos wishy-washy demeanour; when he just let himself go; he shone and came totally into his own; it was magical to perceive; But when he got all guilt filled I just wanted arsehole Milo back; I liked him so much better than the lighter less sadistic version.
Despite my above gripes I still found this a worthy contender in BDSM fiction.
“Dangerous Control” was kinky as hell and hot as fuck.
The sexual antics between Milo and Alice were hardcore in their intensity.
There was nothing sweet about there interactions in the bedroom.
Milo shows his passion through pain and Alice though a novice to the scene revels and grows within Milos sadistic arms.
The then contrast in his actual feelings is obviously the reason he struggled so much in his attraction to Alice; wanting to love her but also hurt her; he finds this abhorrent and wants to save her from himself.
We also get the added bonus here of reconnecting with our previous couples; that was a nice touch.
I’ve read one of the other books but still need to read the second.
Got to mention as well before I go “Fuckable Hair” OMG; I have never heard a hairstyle actually described that way; so made me smile that.
So while this was not my favourite in the Gallery series I still really enjoyed myself here.
A greatly enjoyable read.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Dangerous Control (Dark Dominance, #3)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

 

Dark, Erotic, Fantasy, Humorous, Reviews, Romance

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

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💙ARC BOOK REVIEW💙

Release Date-28th May 2018
Genre-Dark Capture Romance
Kindle Edition-122 Pages

To stay ‘alive’, a stoneshifter must make love to a female every ten years.

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 twisted fun, but fun nevertheless.

 

Prey (Dark Monster Fantasy, #1)

Prey by Cari Silverwood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-28/5/18

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What did I just read this book was so strange; I have never quite experienced anything quite like it and that’s saying something as I’ve read a lot of weird and wonderful fiction.
This is Monster Erotica; Yeh I kid you not, bloody Monster’s.
And in “Prey (Dark Monster Fantasy #1” we are introduced to Lord Zarblu a Stoneshifter; who every decade has to take a willing female sacrifice on an altar of lust; to avoid petrifying for the next ten years and guess what he has a monster cock too and the sacrifice is going to need a lot of preparation to accommodate and avoid being ripped to shreds by Zarblu’s monster appendage; death by dick I’ve heard is not a very attractive way to go.
The sacrifice herself Mila; mercenary, explorer and thief; a small female earthling is all gung-ho ready to rescue her sister from the Stoneshifters Altar and from the first instant Zarblu encounters the feisty earthling he wants to replace his current offering with this fascinating earthling; he’s just got to get her to cooperate; easy right.
So Look; if you’re looking for some serious emotive fiction; this is not it; what we do have here is some Fun, hot completely ridiculous alien monster erotica; it’s surprisingly addictive and does what it says on the tin.
this is a short read that I read in one sitting and I did quite enjoy it once I got over my initial; what the hell am I reading moment.
Its sort of like a porno neverending story for adults.
Sorry; I just couldn’t stop picturing the rock biter in that film as Lord Zarblus stone altar form; not very sexy and comfortable at all I would think; so swiftly moving on here from that non-sexy visual.
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This short read was jam-packed with alien beings. talking swords, arena fights and a psychotic Android who really just needed to get laid.
Its never going to win literature awards, but it was never meant to; what we have here is a big hot pile of tongue in cheek, steamy dub-con fun.
It definitely won’t be for everyone, but I love weird so I kinda was digging its vibe all the same.
Give it a go you might surprise yourself.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Prey (Dark Monster Fantasy #1)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

 

BDSM, Contemporary, Crime, Dark, Erotic, Reviews, Romance, Suspense

/ ARC Book Review / Ruthless (Sins of Seven #4) / Dani René /

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💔ARC BOOK REVIEW💔

Release Date-28th May 2018
Genre-Dark Contemporary Romance
Kindle Edition-250 Pages

I’m an asshole.
And I make no apologies for it.

My life has been spent drenched in the blood of my enemies.
Our family legacy, left only to me when my brother walked away.

Women are pawns in a game for pleasure. Nothing more.
Until her. Madison Parker.

I’m enthralled. Captivated.
But my past is far too dark.
Pushing her away is my only option.
Yet her stubborn, sassy mouth and beautiful eyes weaken me.

I save her as much as she saves me.
Then blood is spilled once more, and I’ll forever live with the guilt.

Can light find its way through my darkness?
Can she truly be the salvation for this ruthless heart?

*This is romantic suspense story. It may be best to read Indulge prior to this story, but it is not imperative. Due to scenes of an adult nature, this book is for 18+ ONLY.

 

 

Ruthless by Dani René
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-28/5/18

So I’ve got a bit of a dilemma with this one; as much as I did enjoy “Ruthless” there were also some major red flags here that brought this story down from what would have been a five star read; to a four star one.
Don’t mistake them this is an excellent piece of fiction, and I stress fiction as there may be some major triggers in this takes no prisoners tale; This is raw graphic and violent at times and does feature; (view spoiler) Which I’m only disclosing in case this is a cause for concern for some; I really don’t want to spoil this story for others but just thought the reader should be aware in case of actual triggers.
And on a side-note here I was extremely bemused and somewhat astounded that this is then not discussed or visited upon in any shape or form further.
I mean like zero mention; whats with that; I found this fact slightly shocking.
But moving on from that I still rated this four stars despite reservations because of A) This was fabulously written; that is one thing this book cannot be faulted on; the writing style used here was warm and inviting and had a style that was just so easy to relate and get sucked in by.
And B) despite Callan being a complete tosser at times I also really liked the way his broken psyche complemented and connected to Madi’s almost completing a jigsaw of jaggedness.
Their pieces just fit together so nicely; two broken halves of a whole.
Alone they were surviving, but as a pair, they were not fixed but their imperfect parts acted almost like a glue.
Loved the fact that both Madison and Callan were slightly defective in nature: I’m a big sucker for disjointed Love stories and this certainly did tick all my boxes in that department.
My other major red flag and it is more of a personal preference than anything else: I don’t like either my H or h to be either pursuing or engaging in relations or sexual antics; EVEN IF IT’S NOT ACTUAL SEX!!!; I still don’t like it; with anyone else.
It just spoils it for me and while this book was not as bad as the previous in series I’m not sure as much as I did enjoy this; If I want to continue; If this is going to become a pattern in the “Sins Of Seven” series then I think I’m out.
This was written in dual POV my favourite and I easily read it in one sitting.
It was extremely graphic in terms of language and I must admit I did adore that about it.
Callan is one dirty boy or should I say man as I think he’s thirty-seven here and Madison is twenty-one; so a bit of an age gap there: which is also my bag; love an age-gap.
This is the second of this series I’ve read and I did prefer this one over “Indulge”.
What else?
There were only a few side characters here; the majority of the action is between Callan and Madi.
Oh, and on a final note we have two excellent epilogues one from Madi’s POV and the other from Callan’s; that was a nice touch.
So that’s it folks; this was a well written engaging book that I had some slight issues with at times but I still did really enjoy.
I’ll leave the ball in your court now. It all really depends on your own personal boundaries.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Ruthless” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

 

Dark, Erotic, Reviews, Romance, Suspense

/ ARC Book Review / Bought by the Badman (Russian Bratva #10) / Hayley Faiman /

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🥀ARC BOOK REVIEW🥀

Release Date-21st May 2018
Genre-Mafia Romance
Kindle Edition-298 Pages

**A Russian Bratva standalone spin-off novel. 

Giovanna Rossi was born an Italian Mafia princess, by blood only. Raised to be nothing more than a toy used to satisfy men’s pleasures. She was always available for a price. She never dreamed to hope for anything other than physical relationships. 

Aidan O’Neil was once an Irish Prince, next in line to his father’s throne. He grew up to despise what his father stood for. After all, he helped bring the Irish king to his knees. His devotions now lie with the newly formed union between his Irish mob and the Russian Bratva. 

An arrangement meant only to release physical tension, turns into so much more—it turns into everything. When a broken prince meets his match in a broken princess, their bond cannot be denied. 

*Recommended for readers 18+ due to Language, Violence, and Sexual Content. 

 

Bought by the Badman (Russian Bratva Book 10)

Bought by the Badman by Hayley Faiman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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ARC BOOK REVIEW
Release Date-21/5/18

So I really enjoyed “Bought By The Badman” and this being a new author for me I wasn’t sure quite what to expect.
Well, it was a really positive experience folks and I raced through this story not stopping till I was at the very end.
It was a definite one-sitter read for me.
So first; this is part of a series; number #10 I think, but let me tell you that doesn’t matter a tall.
This can, and I did read this as a stand-alone; I had no issues following along with the storyline either.
This was told in Dual POV; my favourite and also had the added bonus of coming with many diverse and interesting side characters; some not very nice ones either.
This is a mafia romance and the (H) here Aiden O’Neil is head of his Irish family.
Father of four and recently single.
The (h) Giovanna Ross is an Italian mafia bastard; A princess in blood only and a pawn used for her father’s whims.
Vanna is basically her father’s currency who he uses quite liberally as collateral when and if needed.
So this isn’t your conventional romance and has some very dark undertones of abuse.
Some of the scenes between Aiden and Giovanna border on the uncomfortable side of the spectrum; just so you’re aware of this.
Myself, I’m pretty much down for anything; this is fiction after all and I think it does add a slightly more believable angle to the proceedings here.
Aiden being the head of his criminal family is hardly likely to be all rainbows and roses now, is he?
Despite Aidens profession and faults, I found his most redeeming quality was just how much he adored his children.
Even going as far as to originally go against convention when His wife betrays him.
And I do believe he did this mainly because of his children.
There is a lot of Aiden to dislike; but also so much to embrace.
This is the mafia and as such the rules are so different; expectations are so warped against this volatile playground; the reality so atypical from the usual norm.
Vanna’s journey from being her father’s property to Aiden’s treasure was a road paved in ruin but also in new hope.
Vanna’s past has shaped the woman she has become and as such, she is the perfect foil for her Irish prince.
In reality, she is the perfect mob wife; accepting of all things, knowing when to keep quiet and when to wade in.
Her previous profession’s training is actually a plus here as the behaviour of how to act is already ingrained to the core within Vanna; who’d of thought aye?
So this had so many twists and turns and was a fantastic read.
It was a fabulous story and I’m looking forward to backtracking to read previous titles in this addictive series.
Thank You to the Author for providing me with an ARC of “Bought by the Badman (Russian Bratva #10)” of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.