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Monday 31 May 2021

Pre-Order Blitz: Tyrant Daddy [Tyrant Dynasty 03] by Isabella Starling!

Daddy's a sucker for troublemakers...

Her mother broke my heart. Her father despises me.
I know I shouldn't so much as look at Willa Canterbury. She's their daughter, after all.
It's a recipe for heartbreak - for both myself and her.
So I'll do everything in my power to hurt her. Humiliate her. Make her fall out of love with me.
Maybe then she'll stay away... and not rip my upcoming wedding apart.

Raphael is the unspoken name in my home. My mother's ex, the person my father hates most.
But when a chance meeting pushes us together, I feel a pull, a connection.
It would destroy my mother.
It would enrage my father.
But all I want is Raphael Santino's confession - that he wants me as much as I want him...
And that he'll let his darkness come out, only for me.
His sugar baby.

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Author bio:

USA Today bestselling author Isabella Starling describes her books with three words: dark, dirty and forbidden.

Sunday 30 May 2021

Stacking The Shelves [70]!

Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality where we show what books we got recently. I do this post once a month.

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book, they can all be shared!

Purchased (Paperbacks/hardbacks):

(These books were from the Spring Romance Readers Book Box!)

Gifted from Authors/Publishers:

I, unfortunately, didn't receive any paperbacks or hardbacks this month.

Currently Reading:

Saturday 29 May 2021

Book Blitz & Giveaway: The Devil I Don’t Know [Brooklyn Kings 01] by L.K. Shaw!


   With a deep breath, I step into the bedroom where Jacob is still undressing. He pauses, and his eyes travel the length of my body, stopping at my chest before moving on. I didn’t think my nipples could get any harder, but I’m proven wrong.
   Our gazes meet again, and he picks up where he left off and finishes unbuttoning his dress shirt. He shrugs out of it, every sinewy muscle rippling with the movement. Being far tidier than me, he hangs the shirt over the back of the chair he uses for that purpose.
   Next, Jacob removes his white undershirt, neatly folding it and laying it on the seat. My breathing increases at the sight of his completely naked chest. It’s not as though this is the first time I’ve seen it. But tonight is different.
   I clear my throat. “I think now is a good time.”
   “I believe that another orgasm had been tabled for later.”
   His eyes widen a fraction. “Yes, something of that nature may have been mentioned.”
   I run an appreciative gaze over him, taking everything in. All the dark shadows in several places, including along his ribs and on his right flank several inches from his belly button. I’ve seen these markings before, but naively hadn’t considered them to be gunshot wounds. Except for the one on his flank. It’s shaped a bit differently than the rest. A knife, maybe? I shudder at the thought, and my heart hurts for the pain he’s suffered. Despite the scars, his body is near perfection.
   “It’s later,” I blurt out.
   “So it is,” Jacob replies, wryly, as his hands go to his belt buckle.


My father is dying, and I’ve been called back to Brooklyn to take my place as the head of the Italian syndicate. After a seven year absence, my first test of loyalty is to marry the granddaughter of the Irish mob’s leader. I may not want a wife, but I’ll kill anyone who tries to harm her.

I only hope she doesn’t expect love in our marriage. I can’t–won’t–love her. Not ever. I don’t have it in me.


That’s all my life has been. Then, my grandfather signs a marriage contract, and I become a pawn in an alliance between the Irish and the Italians. Once again I’m bound by duty.

I’ve always been invisible–the person who fades into the background–except soon my new husband begins to see me.

He’s a Brooklyn king, but will our enemies destroy my chance to become his queen?

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Author bio:

LK Shaw is the bestselling author of the sexy, sinful suspense. She resides in South Carolina with her high maintenance beagle mix dog, Miss P. An avid reader since childhood, she became hooked on historical romance novels in high school. She now reads, and loves, all romance sub-genres, with dark romance and romantic suspense being her favorite. LK enjoys traveling and chocolate. Her books feature hot alpha heroes and the strong women they love.

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Friday 28 May 2021

Book Blitz & Giveaway: When Heroes Fall [Anti-Heroes in Love 01] by Giana Darling!

I am the villain of my own story…

Jilted by my fiance.
A disappointment to my family.
Haunted by my childhood traumas.
I felt so much all my life that I resolved to feeling nothing at all.

Until I met my match.

As the most infamous mafioso of the 21st century, Dante Salvatore was madly passionate, unequivocally bad, and entirely too dangerous to know. He was everything I abhorred, yet I found myself representing him in the biggest criminal trial of the decade.

I was so focused on winning and achieving the success I deserved that I didn’t notice the gorgeous black-eyed man’s effect on me until it was too late. My icy heart had been held too close to his flame and now I wouldn’t let Dante go down without fighting with everything I had in me.

Even if the cost of a new life with him meant the loss of my old life and everything I thought I held dear.

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Author bio:

Giana Darling is an USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Top 40 Amazon Best Selling Canadian romance writer who specializes in the taboo and angsty side of love and romance. She currently lives in beautiful British Columbia where she spends time riding on the back of her man's bike, baking pies, and reading snuggled up with her Golden Retriever puppy, Romeo.

Thursday 27 May 2021

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Kit [Scarred Hearts 02] by S.M. West!

She’s too smart, too pretty and too good for a thug like me.
Caro Archer loved me once, then she left me in the wreckage.

Now she’s back with danger on her heels and my heart in her hands.
Her safety should be my top priority.
Only Caro has other plans.
She wants to give us a second chance.

That part of me that aches for more wants to give in.
But I’m the same man she turned her back on all those years ago—the same brute she left in the dust.

What makes her think things will be different this time?
Especially when it’s more than my heart on the line?
Second chances don’t come easy for a man like me.
This time, I might not survive.

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Author bio:

S.M. West writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and whatever her heart desires. She’s a self-professed junkie of many things and is always planning her next adventure!


Wednesday 26 May 2021

Release Blitz & Giveaway: Last [Copperslane 01] by Garnet Christie!

Nothing lasts—and I pray that’s true for Brett Walker.

I heard “nothing lasts” when my father first said it.

I understood “nothing lasts” when my mother died and my dreams of becoming a romance author also withered away.

Now, I find myself begging that “nothing lasts” with the arrival of the town’s newest alphahole, Brett.

Every word out of his foul mouth and every smirk on his handsome but cruel face ignites contempt. I dish the misery right back at him, and in those few moments of triumph, I relish those gritted teeth, and the red glow on his face.

But beneath the biting comments, there’s something we share.

A yearning for something to endure and to hurt those who have wounded us.

However, it may be too late.

Our rough start might override our new fire filled connection, and when he starts to challenge all my beliefs, I might be too scared to give myself over. But if we do work past it all, something unusual may happen––we might fall in love.

Now if he can only make me believe that it will last.

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Author bio:

Garnet Christie is an author and Midwestern native living in the desert. Though she misses trees, Garnet admits there is an acrid beauty to the place that has been home for twenty years. A traveling enthusiast, Garnet has visited over thirty-seven states and when challenged with something new, whether it was ice skating, tap dancing, ballet, piano lessons, or horseback riding, she never backed down. Armed with that bravery, a childhood spent in the company of English teachers, and her creative soul, Garnet took to writing

She loves serving up Alpha male’s who are searching for their happily ever after, and paring them up with women who are equally, if not more, reluctant. Inspired by experiences in life, friends, family, and countless stories on television and books, Garnet writes whatever story is screaming at her the loudest.

When not writing, Garnet is found reading, dancing, and spending too much money on K-pop merch. All the above is achieved by drinking too much tea, avoiding sleep, and eating chocolate. Garnet also adores Italian food and will go to great lengths to hunt down a fantastic plate of Chicken Marsala that comes with a cannoli.


Tuesday 25 May 2021

Book Blitz & Giveaway: The Devil You Know [The Devil Duet 02] by J.L. Beck & C. Hallman!

Nic is so much more than The Devil.

The night of the auction changes everything.

I thought I knew who he was, and what was going to happen next.

I had no idea how wrong I was…

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Author bios:

J.L. Beck is a USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, she has written over fifty different romance novels. She started her journey of writing back in 2014 and hasn't slowed down a second since then.

She's captivated by real romance, and loves reading about strong "ALPHA" males, as well as sassy heroines that know or may not know what they want. She is best known for delivering a happily ever after but has ended things on a cliffhanger a time or two.

When she's not typing away at her next book you can find her being a mom to her two adorable kiddos and wife to her high school sweetheart.

She's obsessed with Starbucks, social media, and is definitely more of a dog person than cat.

Born and raised in Germany, Cassandra moved to the United States when she was eighteen. She always had a love for reading, that love slowly transpired into writing. She put fingers to the keyboard and started writing about the dark side of romance.

Cassandra is one half of the international bestselling author duo Beck & Hallman, who are most knows for the writing the Northwood University series.
The pair also write under the pen name Jenna Reed.


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Monday 24 May 2021

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Stolen Love [Beauty in the Stolen Trilogy 03] by Charmaine Pauls!

Once upon a time, a thief stole me in the middle of the night. He took what he wanted, gave me an illusion, and ripped it all away to claim his ultimate trophy. My heart may be physically weak, but fighting to live made me stronger. I won’t perish as easily as that. I’m turning the tables on him. After all, I learned from the best. I’m robbing him of what he stole from me.

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Author bio:

Charmaine Pauls was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She obtained a degree in Communication at the University of Potchestroom, and followed a diverse career path in journalism, public relations, advertising, communications, photography, graphic design, and brand marketing. Her writing has always been an integral part of her professions.

After relocating to Chile with her French husband, she fulfilled her passion to write creatively full-time. Charmaine has published over twenty novels since 2011, as well as several short stories and articles. Two of her shorts have been selected by the International Literary Society for an anthology from across the African continent.

When she is not writing, she likes to travel, read, and rescue cats. Charmaine currently lives in France with her husband and children. Their household is a linguistic mélange of Afrikaans, English, French and Spanish.

Sunday 23 May 2021

Book Blitz & Giveaway: The Weight of the Sky by Caroline Schley!


   Chris's fingers trembled over the email icon on the cracked screen of her Samsung phone.
   “It's from St. Catherine's. Oh my God, Lesley, I'm going to pee my pants.”
   “Spelling Bee, there's no way they didn't accept you. Get that tremble outta your pale-ass chin.” Lesley pulled her full lips and dark eyebrows into an assured pout. “You're the smartest freshman in the history of Bridgeport High School. All that shit about string theory you were spouting off in the hallway last week? I didn't even know you were speaking English. I thought Mr. Idelson was going to nut himself.”
   “Eww.” Chris wrinkled her nose at the thought of her ancient Biology teacher doing anything that resembled nutting himself.
   “Eww.” Lesley jutted her chin in agreement. “The point is, you're a genius. Just open it.”
   Chris pushed her brown hair behind her ears and attempted to duplicate Lesley's self-confident posture. It was true. She was smart. At public school. St. Catherine's Prep existed in a different universe. It was, without question, the best high school in the area, possibly in the whole state of Connecticut. The campus gleamed like a bastion of perfection, nestled securely into the part of Fairfield County dominated by large, estate-style houses and private waterfront property. The girls wore charcoal grey uniform skirts and the boys wore monogrammed blue blazers. The tuition was $35,000 a year. The thought that they might accept her there on a full scholarship for tenth grade seemed as ludicrous as Hagrid the groundskeeper sweeping into her mother's postage stamp apartment to let her know she’d been accepted to Hogwarts.
   Chris took a breath and clicked on the screen with shaking fingers. She blinked as the words swam into coherent sentences in front of her.
   Dear Ms. Miller,
   The admissions committee at St. Catherine's School...outstanding application...meaningful performance...blah, blah, blah... Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you of your acceptance to St. Catherine's School for the 2020-2021 school year.
   “I got in.” Chris almost choked on the words.
   “Told you.” Lesley deadpanned for a beat before she let out an excited scream. The noise ricocheted over the cracked cement courtyard of the K Street Housing Project. “Maybe now your mom will get off your case about hanging out with me.”
   Chris grimaced. “Maybe.” Maybe not.
   Lesley shimmied into a victory dance. “We need to celebrate!” Chris could predict the next words to come out of her mouth as clearly as if Lesley were reading off a script. “Do you have ten dollars?”
   This is why my mother doesn't like you, Chris thought, smiling.

For every important decision in her life, fifteen-year-old Chris Miller relies on silence rather than courage. In her rough Bridgeport neighborhood, Chris bites her tongue when her best friend gets sent to juvenile detention for a crime she didn’t commit. As a scholarship kid at St. Catherine’s Prep, Chris acquiesces to ‘drinkstagram’ at tony sleepover parties. At home with her overbearing mother, she swallows her questions about her father’s identity. Chris understands that quiet insecurity isn’t the most valiant approach to life, but it gets her through the day unscathed. Until she’s sexually assaulted.

In the aftermath, Chris’s tenuous happiness crumbles alongside her grades, yet she can’t find the courage to report the assault. At a crossroads, Chris is forced to volunteer at an afterschool program for low-income families to maintain her scholarship. Catapulted back to the very neighborhood she struggled to escape, Chris finds her family thrust into the crosshairs of a gang war. When one of the students from her afterschool program is put at risk, Chris discovers just how much damage her silence can cause. Ultimately, she must decide if she will remain quiet as others call the shots and remain a victim or if she can forge the strength to stand up, speak the truth and call herself a survivor.

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Author bio:

Caroline Schley is a YA author and high school science teacher. Originally from New York City, she currently lives in Madrid and will happily travel long distances for white sand beaches, high-quality chocolate and alpine hiking trails. You can find out about her current writing projects and stay in touch at carolineschley.com.

Saturday 22 May 2021

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Sedition [Children of Erikkson 01] by E.M. Wright!

She was created for more than slavery; she was built for rebellion.

In an alternate Victorian England, clockwork cyborgs provide the primary source of labor for the upper class. Known as biomatons, they are property by law and have been manipulated and mind-controlled into subservience.

Taryn Roft, a 17-year-old girl, attending classes at Grafton’s School of Mechanicks in London has a secret. What’s even worse—she cannot remember anything before her twelfth birthday.

When a mysterious privateer discovers her secret, he offers her an ultimatum: accompany him to his airship, or her secret will be revealed to everyone. For Taryn, it’s not much of a choice. Facing prejudice and cruelty may be nothing new to the only girl at an all-boys’ school, but the further from home she gets, the darker her situation becomes.

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Author bio:

E.M. Wright is an author from Portland, OR. She writes science fiction and fantasy novels set in original worlds.