NEW RELEASE ROUND UP for 15th – 21st DECEMBER – Plus….What’s coming up in December!!!

Just when we thought our TBR’s couldn’t get any bigger, along came another week with some really good NEW RELEASES!!

In case you missed them, we’ve done a quick round up for you. A few we’ve read and a few we definitely want to check out.

Don’t forget to check out if you want a comprehensive list of WHAT’S NEW and WHAT’S COMING UP, be sure to check out our NEW & UPCOMING RELEASE LIST – we’ve done all the hard work for you and it’s updated daily!

HAPPY READING EVERYONE!!!

feel

FEEL

SYNOPSIS

The one whose emotions I can’t feel is the one who makes me feel the most.

I was a sensitive, at least that’s what I was told by the boy who saved me from the overwhelming emotions that consumed my soul, the boy who saved me from myself when my gift became stronger. Through the years, he was my redemption, my reason to take my next breath…then, he was gone.

Jensen always told me I was strong, but I didn’t believe him until I was forced to be strong on my own, and I kept breathing without him. I’ve taken forty-two million breaths since the moment he sent me away. Now, four years later, he’s standing in front of me, and I can barely breathe.

This isn’t just a story about the abilities I possess; it’s a story about something much stronger…the love of the man who possesses every part of me.

***Disclaimer – Feel is intended for readers 18+ due to strong language, mature scenes, and some violence.

 

FEEL by KAREN-ANNE STEWART
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

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hollywood and vineHOLLYWOOD & VINE

SYNOPSIS

In the land of Hollywood, bright lights cover lies, truths hide in shadows, and the lives of the rich and famous are illusions created by smoke and mirrors.

When costume designer Josie Bane first lays eyes on Anders Ellis, she hates him instantly. Conceited and arrogant, he’s the epitome of a Hollywood playboy. So it’s much to Josie’s dismay when he becomes the star of her sexual fantasies.

Never expecting to see him again, she gives in to her desires for a night she’ll never forget. However, Josie soon learns that life is full of surprises. When their paths cross again, sparks fly. With three little words, Anders changes everything.

He’s after one thing.

She refuses to give it to him… again.

When Josie realizes she’s falling for a man that will never let her in but refuses to let her go, she must decide if the risk is worth the reward.

With a relationship shrouded in secrets and outside forces poised to tear them apart, did they ever stand a chance? Before the smoke clears and the curtain falls, Josie and Anders must distinguish between what’s fact and what’s fiction in a place where the truth is never black and white.

 

HOLLYWOOD & VINE by OLIVIA EVANS
Our Review – loved this one!
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

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change of hartCHANGE OF HART

SYNOPSIS

My name is Jason Hart. 

As the best defensive lineman in the country, I eat, sleep and breathe football. And I like it that way. I’ve only got a few more years before I’ll have to retire, so expending energy on anything other than football seems like a waste of time.

That is, until I have a random meeting with a little boy who just lost his father. We have more in common than you might think and it creates an unlikely bond. As our friendship grows, so do my feelings for his mother.

I know Addison, as a recent widow, isn’t ready to date again. But I want to get to know her better, in spite of all her rejections.

Is it possible that I, a self-proclaimed bachelor, could be having a Change of Hart?

 

CHANGE OF HART by M E CARTER
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

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without consequenceWITHOUT CONSEQUENCE – BABYLON BOOK ONE

SYNOPSIS

There are two kinds of prison sentence that try to break us: the ones served behind iron bars and the ones served through a lifetime of guilt. Some people are handed just one. The unfortunate are given both. 

Drew Tucker, despite his formidable reputation, was a man shrouded in darkness who had been dealt every kind of sentence known to man. His only path of survival was to fight and conquer. After five years of solitude, with nothing to keep him company but old ghosts and relentless demons, Drew was finally out, and he had a plan in mind to reign supreme once more.

But everything had changed since he’d left the small town of Babylon, Texas, and where he once fit into the world around him, he now felt misguided, misplaced and misunderstood. Freedom wasn’t free anymore and it sure as hell didn’t come cheap.

That only got worse when he crossed paths with Ayda Hanagan. Legal guardian of her teenage brother, over worked, underpaid and clinging onto sanity by the skin of her teeth, Ayda should have been easier for Drew to beat down and manipulate. She should have been easier to keep quiet. But, as with everything in his life since he got released, nothing seemed to make any damn sense, and the walls were caving in on Drew now more than ever before.

Determined to stay on the road he was born to travel, he was willing to fight whoever got in his way or blocked his path to the top. Even the blue-eyed blonde who seemed to have more mouth than sense. His actions were about to shake up the whole town again, and Drew didn’t care whether that came with or without consequences, or what the hell that meant for the likes of Ayda Hanagan.

 

WITHOUT CONSEQUENCE (Babylon Book One) VICTORIA L JAMES & L J STOCK
TB Recommended read – Review to come. We LOVED it!
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

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one loveONE LOVE – GYPSY  BROTHERS SERIES BOOK SEVEN

SERIES MUST BE READ IN ORDER!

SYNOPSIS

*The final book in the Gypsy Brothers series*

Will Julz complete her mission for vengeance against the Gypsy Brothers? Or is Dornan still one step ahead?

More shocking secrets will come to light and lives will be lost in this final, devastating instalment of the Gypsy Brothers series.

 

 

 

THE GYPSY BROTHERS SERIES by LILI ST GERMAIN

Lili St Germain

Reading Order

❥ SEVEN SONS
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

❥ SIX BROTHERS
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

❥ FIVE MILES
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

❥ FOUR SCORE
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

❥ THREE YEARS
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

❥ TWO ROADS
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

❥ ONE LOVE
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

justifiedJUSTIFIED – ALFHA LAW FIRM BOOK ONE

SYNOPSIS

After the first sighting, he’s fascinated.

After the first smile, he’s infatuated.

By the first kiss, he’s obsessed. 

Nolan sees Chloe through a window of a bakery in downtown Manhattan. At first sight, something about her calls to a piece of him he thought was lost. Without thinking, he begins watching her, and when the moment presents itself, he strikes, claiming Chloe for himself. For a man who is used to getting what he wants Nolan wont let anyone or anything stand in his way.

 

 

JUSTIFIED by AURORA ROSE REYNOLDS
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

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 sparrow 59SPARROW 59 –  THE SLEEPERS COALITION #1

SYNOPSIS

The Bourne Identity meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith for the New Adult crowd. 

Members of the CIA’s specialized team Sparrow, who investigate specifically into black market deals involving stolen medical research, were all murdered in one quick sweep. Drew and Samantha, team five-nine, have been more than just partners since their academy training days. Safeguarding their secret tryst from everyone in their professional lives, they trust no one but themselves. But when Samantha finds herself suspiciously spared and Drew missing, she doesn’t want to believe what the CIA claims – that Drew is not only alive and has defected from their organization, but is facilitating the deaths of prominent research developers worldwide. Now the only member of Sparrow who hasn’t been killed off, Samantha finds herself under serious investigation by association – and a prisoner within her own home. 

Just when she’s on the verge of being labeled a murderer and a traitor herself, Drew activates a beacon only she can see, taunting her from across the world. He knows she’s watching, and she knows he could be gone forever if she doesn’t oblige his silent request. With nothing left to lose and everything to gain, Sam goes rogue to track him down and clear her good name. But when she finally catches up to her partner of four years, he hasn’t a clue who he is or what he’s done, and the men chasing him down suddenly want to acquire her as well. 

Frantic yet determined, Samantha is forced to protect a man she no longer trusts in order to learn why he went astray – and why his associates are determined to retrieve him. But is Drew really a victim himself in a much greater scheme, or will his memories prove lethal, leading Sam into harm’s way like a lamb to slaughter, ultimately risking the life of the only member of Sparrow he managed to save?

New Adult Romantic Spy Thriller

 SPARROW 59 by DEVON ASHLEY
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

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inspireINSPIRE – THE MUSE BOOK ONE

SYNOPSIS

Kalliope lives with one purpose.

To inspire.

As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real.

Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal.

Her presence may inspire genius.

But it breeds madness, too.

INSPIRE by CORA CARMACK
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

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off seasonOFF SEASON – OFF BOOK SIX – CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE

SYNOPSIS

What happens when a one-night stand turns into a long distance friendship, and yet both yearn for more? 

Cady Dunne decided to roll the dice when she jumped into bed with sexy, professional hockey player, Zane Kavanaugh. It was supposed to be a one-night stand and then it was supposed to be over. 

After returning home to Dublin, Cady in a million years never imagined Zane would reach out to her. It was beyond comprehension to Zane that he would actually develop a close relationship with the Irish beauty forged over countless emails, texts and phone calls. 

But when feelings get deeper and they are both ready to take the next step, how do they get past the fact that there is an ocean separating their lives? 

Maybe all they really need is a Christmas miracle…

OFF SEASON by SAWYER BENNETT
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

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his for christmasHIS FOR CHRISTMAS 

SYNOPSIS

I stand very still, holding a pen I shouldn’t be touching, in the office of a man I’ve never met. The man who’s standing behind me now. The man who has his hand on my hip.

He’s my new boss.

I could fight him, but then he might ask questions. He might find out about my criminal record, the one I didn’t mention on the job application. So I let him make me come, but he wants more. He needs more, and for some reason I want to give it.

But if he finds out about my lie, I’ll be out on the streets—or back in jail. 

 

 

HIS FOR CHRISTMAS by SKYE WARREN
TB Recommended read – Review to come
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

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sweet submisisonSWEET SUBMISSION – SWEET SUBMISSION BOOK ONE

SYNOPSIS

Most women don’t know the pleasure of total surrender. 

You’ve fantasized about it. Maybe you’ve even tried. Asked for his hands to grip you a little tighter. If he could tie you up. Hold you down. But he always stops too soon.

He doesn’t mean it when he makes you beg for him, doesn’t push you to the limits of your pleasure and demand everything you have to give–and more.

You wonder, what would it be like with a man who truly commanded you? How sweet would the release be, giving yourself up completely?

No limits.
No boundaries.
His control.

SWEET SUBMISSION by ROXY SLOANE
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

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breaking the iceBREAKING THE ICE 

SYNOPSIS

Zachary McAllister’s entire life revolves around hockey and sex, in that order. 
When a career-ending injury changes everything, he’s left mourning the life that could have been. Now the owner of a rundown local pub, the ex-NHL star finds himself grappling with his “ordinary” existence, trying to come to terms with a very uncertain future. 

His former team is on track to win the 2003 Stanley Cup Championship without him, and preparations are being made for a victory party at the bar. 

Enter Avery Brooks. 
She’s the straitlaced event planner hired to arrange the party, thanks to her father’s connections. 
Her father who just happens to be the General Manager for the NJ Devils…
and the guy who handed Zac his walking papers four years ago. 

Suddenly, Avery finds herself face-to-face with her teenage crush. 
The two had a minor flirtation going on back in the day, when Zac was just an arrogant, womanizing rookie and Avery was a naive, starry-eyed fan. 

Their chemistry is undeniable, but both are completely different people than they were all those years ago. 

In order for this fiery Devil to melt the heart of an ice princess, Zac will need to up his game. 
All he needs to do is relearn everything he ever thought he knew about how to play. 


Breaking the Ice was written based on the input and suggestions from readers.
From the characters’ names to their occupations to the years this story takes place, the entirety of this narrative has been created by (and for) readers like you. 

 

BREAKING THE ICE by T TORREST
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

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leon's way LEON’S WAY 

SYNOPSIS

I’m Leon , number one object of Deepsilver’s rumor mill. Owner of student hotspot, Smother. 

Since I was sixteen, the world has been mine. I do everything—
My way. 

Every co-ed in town clenches her thighs over me, but most don’t fit the bill. See, I like my girls broken . Once I detect my shade of don’t-give-a-fuck damaged, I fight hard, I fight dirty, and I don’t give up until—
I conquer. 

Drunk fathers and frequent beatings don’t merit attention, but when my despicable dad starts the process of croaking, I’m forced to remember. Thus, the downward spiral begins: my latest broken-girl turns the tables on me and splits. My hot-as-hell employee, Arriane, throws me the curve ball of a lifetime. And suddenly—
I’m out of control. 

But at the center of my chaos, she exists. Always close, always sweet, and so beautifully fucking… wholesome. She represents everything I’ve shied from in a woman. Still—
I crave her. 

I’m Leon, and I don’t deny my cravings. Just—this girl is not surrendering. So here I am, fighting harder. Fighting dirtier. And goddammit all, I will—
Conquer. 

LEON’S WAY by SUNNIVA DEE 
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

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Leon’s Way can be read as a standalone but for back story it’s recommended to read it’s companion book first
PANDORA WILD CHILD
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

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walk beside meWALK BESIDE ME – WALK SERIES BOOK ONE

SYNOPSIS

When Tess was forced to leave town, she vowed never to return. That meant no Finn and no Finn meant a life filled with heartache. It wasn’t her choice, but what in her life has been? Tess was never one to believe in fairytales while growing up, and her past has only confirmed her skepticism. 

With a baby on the way and her family needing her, Tess has no choice but to go back to the small town she never thought she’d have to step foot in again. She has been gone for six months and a lot can happen in that time. Tess is slapped with this reality just when she thinks life couldn’t get any more complicated. 

This is Tess and Finn’s ending…but will it be a happy one? Will Tess finally believe fairytales exist?

 

 

WALK BESIDE ME by H J BELLUS
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

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the librarianTHE LIBRARIAN PRINCIPLE

SYNOPSIS

Annaliese Harper knows that one tiny mistake can jeopardize a career before it’s even begun. Letting your boss find the extensive collection of porn on your personal laptop is one way. Sleeping with him is another. Liese manages to do both.

As the new librarian at a prestigious small-town private high school, Liese is drawn to her sexy, charismatic principal, Ryder Whitehall—an attraction she refuses to acknowledge given their relationship and her recent liberation from a delusional ex-boyfriend. 

Liese is certain Ryder’s flirtation is the product of her sex-deprived imagination—until he discovers her digital porn stash during working hours and demands a private meeting. Behind closed doors, their attraction explodes into a dangerous, passionate affair that not only threatens their jobs and reputations, but most of all, their hearts.

 

THE LIBRARIAN PRINCIPLE by HELENA HUNTING
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

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the love of wicked menTHE LOVE OF WICKED ME – EPISODE TWO


SERIAL SYNOPSIS


The interactive story of bad boys and hot lovers.



The Love of Wicked Men is an erotic journey into the underbelly of the legal profession, the corporate culture of profit-at-any-cost, and the secret world of industrial espionage.


Genre: MM

THE LOVE OF WICKED MEN by BRANDON SHIRE

the love of wicked men

EPISODE ONE
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

EPISODE TWO
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

noahNOAH AND ME

SYNOPSIS

So you fix broken hearts, do you?” I ask. “Seems a little ironic.”

Noah Carter is one of the best cardiothoracic doctors in the country. He’s incredibly intelligent, funny, kind and he’s a beast in the bedroom. He has scars that drizzle down his chest and painful memories of an unforgettable night that plague his every waking hour.

Seven years ago, Noah stumbled upon me at the side of a grave and saved me in one of the most compassionate ways another human being can save another. I will always love him for that. Always.

He loved me in a way that no man has ever loved me since, and I gave him everything. I gave it all to him until my secrets and lies tore us apart, forcing me to shatter his heart into a thousand little pieces.

Seven years ago, he loved me…but now he hates me. And I hate that he hates me. Leaving Noah is my biggest regret in life – and I have a lot of things that I regret. A lot. 

I’m Ariel Miller, and this is the story of Noah and Me.

This book may not be suitable for younger readers due to the adult nature of some scenes.

NOAH and ME by BECKIE STEVENSON 
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

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a desperate manTHE FANTASY - A DESPERATE MAN VOLUME ONE

SYNOPSIS

Fantasies – we all have them.
For some it’s their dream job; others want the wedding, the 2.5 kids, the white picket fence.
My fantasies are a bit more…depraved.
Dark and sinful, they have destroyed relationships and my livelihood, yet I still submit to them like a slave.
Sex.
For most, it’s a natural expression of love, caring, or lust.
But there are those of us who can’t stop once we’ve had a taste.
Those of us who don’t want to.
And the shame of that never-ending cycle will eat us alive…
My name is Evan James, and I am a sex addict.
 


THE FANTASY by ELLA FRANK & BROOKE BLAINE
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00071]CHASING THE TIDE – RECLAIMING THE SAND BOOK TWO

SYNOPSIS

The powerful continuation of the story that began in Reclaiming the Sand- a tale of love and forgiveness and learning to move on from a past that has come to define you.

Bully and Victim

Friend and Lover

Past and Future

Ellie McCallum and Flynn Hendrick’s story was as painful as it was devastating. But they were able to find within each other an unlikely yet beautiful love. Despite the obstacles that tried to keep them apart.

And together they rose out of the ashes of their tragic history.

Now years after their life changing reunion Ellie is back in Wellston, having just graduated from college and ready to start her future with the man who taught her how to love. However, returning to a town that held so much bitterness and anger was the last place she wanted to start over.

But for Flynn, who is now an art professor at the community college and firmly rooted in the place that gave them their beginning, she’d do just about anything.

Yet it’s difficult building a life when you’ve only just learned how to live.
And love, no matter how strong, doesn’t always conquer all.

Ellie and Flynn must learn how far they are willing to go to stay together. Or whether the ghosts of the past will consume them both.

Because finding a happily ever after is harder than it seems. Particularly when you’re fighting against the one thing that could destroy you.

Yourself. 

RECLAIMING THE SAND SERIES by A MEREDITH WALTERS

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 RECLAIMING THE SAND – BOOK ONE
(Our Review)
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❥ CHASING THE TIDE – BOOK TWO 
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beyondBEYOND

SYNOPSIS

Olivia Reynolds lives a sheltered life. Daughter of the leader of their small community, she is treated like a princess, never allowed beyond the safety of the walls. When her father decides she must marry, she chooses the man she has secretly lusted after ever since she first laid eyes on him.

Dane Mitchell.

One of her father’s best men, Dane is as lethal is he is attractive, and Olivia is thrilled at the thought of being at his side.

Dane Mitchell doesn’t want to be forced into marriage. He is a soldier, a fighter, and has a bigger purpose in life. He doesn’t have the time to deal with a spoilt pampered princess such as Olivia, but owes his life to Evan, Olivia’s father. He accepts the marriage.

But that doesn’t mean he has to like it.

BEYOND by CHANTAL FERNANDO
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

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little white liesLITTLE WHITE LIES

SYNOPSIS

Fans of Pretty Little Liars will be ensnared in this tale of deceit. 
 
The first time Lou meets mysterious Christian, she knows he is The One. But Christian is hiding a terrible secret. Why does he clam up every time Lou asks about his past? Why doesn’t he have any family photos, and why does he dye his blond hair black?

When Christian’s house goes up in flames, his tires are slashed, and he flees for his life, Lou insists on going with him. But as Christian’s secret is unveiled in front of the whole world, it seems everything he’s ever told Lou is a lie.

Can what the media are saying about him really be true?

Should Lou trust him?

Or is she in grave danger?

And what if their accidental meeting wasn’t an accident at all…?

LITTLE WHITE LIES by KATIE DALE
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

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deepDEEP – THE PAGANO FAMILY BOOK FOUR

SYNOPSIS

Nick Pagano is a leader in the Pagano Brothers organization. As their head enforcer, it has been his responsibility to mete out justice, to seek retaliation, to uncover the secrets of Pagano enemies by any means necessary, and to sink deep the evidence of those means. It is work that requires keen vision and perfect control. It is work at which Nick excels. It is work that has made him dark.

As the Paganos fight a war against an enemy determined to destroy them and change the landscape of the New English underworld, the boundaries between work and family that Nick’s father and uncle long ago made sacrosanct are crossed, and Nick’s work becomes personal.

Beverly Maddox lives across the hall from Nick. She’s living a life she’s worked hard to build, with a job she likes and friends she loves, content in her surroundings and in her own skin. She thinks the best of people and offers them her trust and friendship without reservation. Though her life hasn’t always been kind, she has not let the troubles of her past weigh her down. Her outlook is light, in both senses of the word.

It’s her light that catches Nick’s eye, and his attention inadvertently causes Beverly to be swept up into his dark world. Thrust together by circumstance, Nick comes to see that Beverly’s light eases his dark soul. But will his darkness douse her light instead?

Note: explicit sex and violence. 

THE PAGANO FAMILY SERIES by SUSAN FANETTI

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 FOOTSTEPS
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

TOUCH
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

ROOTED
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DEEP
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

around the bendAROUND THE BEND

SYNOPSIS

If you were to pass me on the street, you probably wouldn’t even look twice. I’m that normal. I’m just like you, only wealthier. I have it all. The kids, the family, the dog, a house on the hill. Hell—I’m so cliché, I even have a white picket fence. I guess you could say that I’ve dotted my I’s and crossed my T’s. But what I also have—what no one sees in yoga, or at Nieman Marcus, or during the dreadful Ladies Who Lunch charity events I attend (because only God knows why), and perhaps most importantly, in the school pick up line—are secrets.

Deep, dark, deadly secrets.

We all keep secrets, don’t we? We all have thoughts in our heads, things we do, things about us that if people knew, they’d be shocked…right? Well, what if one day we just decided to let the cat out of the bag, so to speak.

What if we decided to let the whole world in on our dirty little secrets? And what if along the way, as we were spilling those secrets, we realized that things aren’t always what they seem and with that knowledge, it changed the whole story?

In this book, I’m laying it all out there. The unraveling of my life. My coming undone. What one might’ve seen had they been paying attention.

What I’ve found in life is people often believe lies before they’ll believe the truth. Well, here it is, in a nutshell. I’ll let you decide which is which. 

AROUND THE BEND by BRITNEY KING
AMAZON US || AMAZON UK || AMAZON AU

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Want to know what else is coming up in December?

Check out our list below, Pre Order available by clicking the cover.

Don’t forget to check out our comprehensive COMPREHENSIVE NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES LIST - there’s some fantastic books to look forward to in 2015!

****DECEMBER  UPCOMING RELEASES****

22nd - Something Reckless (Reckless & Real #1) by Lexi Ryan

23rd -Bad Romeo (Starcrossed #1) by Leisa Raven

23rd – Guns N Boys – Paris (GNB #1.3) by K A Merikan

27th – The Game Plan (Neighbours from Hell) by R L Mathewson

29th – Wild and Free (The Three #3) by Kristen Ashley

29th – Promise to Marry by Jessica Wood 

29th Playing With The Drummer by Julie Covington 

29th – Judgement 8 (Subject Alpha #1) by D H Sidebottom

30th - The Life Intended by Kristin Harmel

30th – Jaden by Tijan

30th – The Finish (The Finish #1) by Jade Eby

30th – Raze by Tillie Cole

30th – Love Lonely by William C Cole

With The One (With the Father Novella) by Jenni Moen

UnDeserving (UnDeniable 5) by Madeline Sheehan

Marrow by Tarryn Fisher

Combative by Jay McLean

DECEMBER RELEASES AVAILABLE FOR PRE ORDER 

 

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COVER REVEAL AND STEAMY EXCERPT FROM THICK LOVE (Thin Love #2) by EDEN BUTLER

The THIN LOVE SERIES by Eden Butler is an engrossing and addictive series of love in its most raw and emotionally intense form.
We absolutely loved sharing Keira and Kona’s story and now eagerly awaiting the release on THICK LOVE – Ransom’s story next year.
For now, we’re going to tease you with a very steamy excerpt!!!!

If you haven’t already, be sure to go and grab this series!!


COVER REVEAL , SYNOPSIS and EXCERPT

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THICK LOVE (Thin Love #2)

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EDEN BUTLER 

Genre: NA | Contemporary Romance

Expected Release Date: August 2015

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SYNOPSIS

He doesn’t ask their names.

He doesn’t deserve to know them.

Ransom Riley Hale’s friends think his life is charmed: first string as a freshman on a championship-winning college football team. A father with two Super Bowl rings. A mother with platinum albums and multiple Grammies under her belt. But that brilliant shine on the surface hides the darkness beneath; it’s all Ransom has ever known.

Despite the shadows he walked in, once there was a blinding light fracturing the darkness. It brought the promise of hope and happiness. He’d been careless, filled with pride and stupidity and lost that light. Ripped it from the world.
Now, the shadows are dimming again. Aly King surges into his life threatening to pull him from the darkness. She is everything Ransom can never be again. Her light feels too warm, promises him that there is more waiting for him beyond the shadows.

But the shadows are relentless, resurfacing when he thinks he is safe, and Ransom knows he must keep Aly from them too before he pulls her down into the darkness with him.

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 Ronnie Blanchard had been playing that damn song for a half an hour straight. A shower, an attempt to drown myself under the blissfully hot spray hadn’t taken the headache from my skull or lessened the constant bump of the bass line downstairs.

Fuck, how I hated Chris Brown.

After our third straight win and telling my parents I just wanted to chill at the team house, I’d managed to get away from Blanchard and that stupid song by leaving the party still raging below. Just a few weeks into my first college football season and I’d already learned one thing about Claiborne-Prosper University: these assholes considered partying a God-given right. But, only when we win.

The bathroom in my room was small and the hot water fogged up the mirror, filtered the air with heat so thick I grabbed a towel and swung the door open before I completely dried off. It didn’t matter. No one would see my naked ass in this room. It was mine, private, just one of the perks of having a high ACT score and a coaching staff that hoped I’d play as well as my father had when he was on the defensive line.

But “private room” didn’t always equal privacy, a fact that became abundantly clear when I walked out of the bathroom and found a pretty girl I didn’t know sitting on the edge of my bed.

Fuck. Why do they always send me the redheads?

And it was red, more auburn than orange and it fell past her elbows, had long waves working through the strands. Those eyes are dark, like the color of whiskey that shone against the lamp light on my bedside table. She looked scared, like seeing me in nothing but a towel with water dotted over my shoulders and chest was some sort of threat to her. Hell, she was in my room and I still got that don’t hurt me vibe from her.

“You lost, sweetheart?” I tried to make my voice calm, hoping that she wouldn’t catch on to how annoyed I was. This shit was getting old.

“No.” That answer was barely a squeak and figuring she might be more relaxed if I wasn’t naked, I only moved my chin, acknowledging her before I hurried to my dresser to fish out a pair of boxers and a t-shirt. Her voice came out louder, clearer as she moved from the bed. “They said…well, that Trent guy said you might…want to…” She stopped her explanation as a low grunt moved from my throat.

Trent Fucking Marshall. That asshole was always tossing girls in my room, knowing I wouldn’t be a bastard to them. “He trying to hook up with a friend of yours?” I watched the girl in the mirror over my dresser, trying pull up my boxers without dropping my towel. But, shit, maybe I should try and scare her off. She didn’t even look legal.

“How did you know?” Tone light, distracted, I caught her gaze lowering, following the towel as I dropped it. It wasn’t something that surprised me. Girls watched. They liked to pretend they didn’t, but they always watched. The redhead jerked her attention back to me when I turned around to face her. “Um. He said I was your type.”

“Did he now?”

The blush was killing me. She was too damn pretty, nice curves, long legs, but she looked too young That red flushed against her pale skin grew the longer she raked her gaze over my body and I forgot that I was annoyed by my surprise visitor. She only nodded in response, curled her arms around her waist as though she needed to keep her hands to herself.

“He said…” She stopped speaking, deciding, I guessed, that biting her lip would snap some sort of sense back into her pretty head. “He said that you…”

Those red splotches on her cheeks darkened and I could tell her nerves were totally shot. “Hey,” I said, stepping in front of her, making her look up at me. “You okay?” I doubted the nod she gave me. It was all bravado. Someone must have laid it on heavy and thick and this girl seemed eager to see if the rumors about me were true. I wasn’t immune to a pretty smile, but God knows I didn’t deserve the attention. If any of them knew me, the real me, how fucked up and twisted I could be, not one of them would come tapping on my door.

The only thing you will ever give anyone in this life is heartache.

I should get that shit tattooed on my forehead. It was an insult I took like medicine, one that I tried to prove wrong every time some random girl came around me wanting a taste. I wouldn’t take one for myself, but I could at least give them what they asked for.

When the girl moved her head down, pulled those arms tighter around herself, I rubbed my eyes, trying to keep that insult from sticking, shouting too loud in my head. “Are you even legal?” I asked her, voice soft.  No matter what I’d done, I wasn’t going to jail for any damn body.

This time when she nodded, I believed her. “I hit eighteen last month.”

“I’m not trying to get arrested.”

“I can show you my I.D.”

How desperate was she? How badly did she want this? I didn’t think about what I’d get out of her being here. I never did, but it always blew my mind when girls hit on me, when they fucking begged to be with me like I was some sort of big Hawaiian rock star and not the dumbass jock I knew I was.

She followed me around the room, watched as I tugged on my shirt, ran the towel through my damp hair and I let her, wanted to give her a second to change her mind.

“I heard things…” she started, her voice following me as I sat on the desk next to the door. She didn’t stand close, but she had dropped her arms, seemed to relax.

“I bet you did.” Those fucking rumors had my reputation a bit inflated. I wasn’t the whore of CPU. I didn’t fuck anything that offered it to me. That much, at least was all bullshit. But I liked to touch. I liked to service and girls, I guessed, talked just as much as guys did. Maybe more. Word got around, some of it ridiculous, along the “Poor, broken Ransom” variety. Some were spot on. “He won’t let you touch him.”

No. I wouldn’t. No one touched me. Not ever.

“The thing is, I didn’t believe them.” The shrug was cute, a little self-effacing but I didn’t think it was an act. This girl was genuinely curious, nervous. I liked that. “I just wanted to know if it was true.”

She watched me close as I nodded, but didn’t ask for any explanations. She only stared back at me as I assessed, wondered if she wanted what they all did. Hoping, she didn’t. Knowing she did.

I licked my lips and stood in front of her, trying to keep my tone light, curious. “You wanna know if I will make you come?” That damn blush resurfaced and just then I didn’t care why she was in my room. The innocent, sweet bit wore me down and I wanted to touch her. I wanted to show her how good I could make her feel. “Has anyone ever done that to you?”

“No.” Red pushed her hair off her shoulder, looked at her feet and when she spoke, I had to twist my head down to hear her. “Not really.”

“Alright,” I said, offering her my hand and she took it, glanced up at my face like she wanted to make sure I wasn’t messing with her.

“My name is…”

“No.” She didn’t recoil or step back when I dropped her hand. “I can’t know it.”

“So. It’s true then?”

“That I do this and nothing else?” She nodded, took to biting her lip again and I felt like an asshole, like I’d just deflated whatever bullshit ideas she’d had about me. Her skin felt like satin, pale and soft and fine to the touch when I brushed my fingers over her face. I could smell the faint hint of cinnamon from her breath and the sweet scent of lilac in her hair. Sensory overload was always my downfall. I liked all mine engaged and this pretty little girl managed that without any effort whatsoever.

It was always the hardest part for me; pushing back the sensation, the sights and smells that women put off. It always had me doubling my efforts, ignoring how my body reacted to it, ignoring what my brain told me I needed.

Her warm breath against my wrist when she kissed me there, forced me to close my eyes, to take control when my body wanted nothing more than to take her, lose myself, forget what I’d done at sixteen, just for a moment.

“Lay on the bed and I’ll show you.” She wasn’t eager, didn’t shoot straight to the bed and I liked how cautious she was, how she kept her eyes up, straight at me as she climbed in the middle of my black sheets. She even lost her shoes, tucked her feet under and kept her hands on her lap, like she need me directing her. That would help me to keep from letting things slip out of control. I appreciated how perceptive she was, how she let me take the reins, but she sat with her back too stiff, with her shoulders too straight. That wouldn’t work. I needed her relaxed.

“You nervous?” She only nodded, her apparent go-to response but I didn’t laugh at her, didn’t do much more than mimic her nod and sat in front of her with my thumb tracing across her knuckles. “Don’t be, sweetheart. I don’t bite.” Those thin fingers of hers shook under my touch and I slid closer, hoping my size, my width didn’t scare her. It was damn hard making this body seem less threatening, but I always tried. “At least…I don’t bite hard.”

The little joke worked and Red gave me a smile, moving her shoulders down, then laying back against the pillow when I caught the back of her neck and led her there. “You ever touch yourself?”

“Sometimes. Well, not a lot.”

“You’ve never made yourself come?”

“I haven’t ever…”

I stopped her explanation with a twist of my chin, feeling a sudden need to make this right, to make it perfect. Maybe this night would set the tone, lift the expectations of what she wanted. Maybe the way I touched her, taught her, would have Red expecting nothing but mind-blowing orgasm from anyone she was with. I could not fuck this up.

“Can you unbutton your shirt?” She tried, her movements a little shaky, disjointed and I covered her trembling fingers with my hand. “Want me to help you?” Another nod and I caught her throat working as she swallowed, the small breaths that moved past her open mouth as I slipped each button open. “Don’t be scared about this. If you are, it makes coming difficult.”  The bra was pink with white lace covering the cups and I closed my eyes, took several deep breaths when my dick throbbed against my boxers.

A spattering of freckles speckled along her collarbone. So fucking similar. Christ, I needed to stay away from redheads. Spotting each one, I remembered the first time I’d touched a girl, the first time I’d kissed skin this soft. I had to squeeze my eyes tight, force out that first time, all the times after that one.

Instead, I focused on the girl laying in front of me. I concentrated on lowering those pink straps, on running my tongue over the curves of her generous tits. “You’re beautiful here, sugar.” She tasted like her lilac-smelling perfume. She was delicious and I craved more of that skin, more of the sounds she made as I kissed up her neck, over her collarbone.  “And here…” I said, marveling at those perfectly round nipples I uncovered, loving the shocked, awed expression on her face when I grazed my thumb over that peak. “Pink and hard, just the way I like them.” She moaned, the sound louder, breathless when I took her nipple between my thumb and forefinger. The sensations rose up then, her voice like a melody, those raspy intakes of breath heady, shooting straight to my dick. “That feels good, doesn’t it?”

“Yeah…yes.” And the rasp in her voice only caught, became breathless when I rolled the nipple with a little more pressure. “God I’m…”

I caught the signs, knew what she wanted, knew that she was scared, still nervous around me. She gripped her inner thigh, tugging on her loose skirt and I couldn’t help but grin, knowing she was just on the edge of having what she wanted. She was right there and I’d gladly see her off that cliff.

“Touch yourself if you need to.” Red’s quick glance, her widened eyes and the return of that blush pulled a small laugh from me. “You don’t need to worry about me, sweetheart. Nothing you do leaves this room. On my hon…” No. I couldn’t say that. I had no honor. Not anymore. Not after what I’d done. I wanted it back, I wanted to earn it, but it wasn’t mine, not yet. “I promise.”

“I don’t know…how.”

“I’ll show you.” I was careful to watch her face, gage her reactions, see if she’d change her mind, but my fingers on her skirt, pulling, then slipping down her too sweet, too girly cotton panties did nothing to make her stop me. “Relax. Just take a breath.” And she tried, nodded again but dug her fingers into my sheets as though she needed some grip to keep gravity in check, like she couldn’t manage to trust touching herself. It was fine. I’d do it for her.

She was pink everywhere. Pink and wet and pulsing like a grape on the vine full and ready for the taking. This wouldn’t take long, I knew that. This girl was desperate and hungry for something she couldn’t quite reach. Something she probably didn’t even understand. So I was gentle as I lowered over her, as I separated her folds with my big fingers and brushed my tongue against that swollen clit. I thought she probably felt my smile against her pussy when I watched her, when the flush on her skin and those panting breaths made her skin glow. God, she looked beautiful. So looked ready to burst. “Is that good?”

“So…so good. God…”

“This is better.” Red bucked against my fingers when I slipped them inside, feeling the searing heat of her pussy, the tight, tight muscles that wrapped around my fingers. Fuck, those smells, the feel of her, the hiss of her throaty voice when she groaned, it was like a slice to my chest, feeling all of this at once, knowing I could only taste, could on touch.

My penance. My punishment for taking something that had never been mine.

“Ransom…oh God…what…Oh!

Fingers dipping deeper, tonguing flicking fast against her clit, Red only became wetter and she dug her fingers so hard against my sheets that her knuckles turned white. “Squeeze my fingers.” And she did, tight, greedy grip around my fingers and then the memory came back, like it always did. That small body, that sweet, sweet taste, the first I’d ever had.

The way she’d called my name, how she’d tasted on my tongue.  That memory cripples me. Every damn time. The memory stung, but I let it in, taking that pain, cradling it—Emily’s tight, wet body gripping my fingers, how fascinated I’d been by her reactions, by how responsive she was. I had felt like a god. I’d felt powerful and strong and so very astounded that it was me, the clumsy, senseless sixteen year old that made Emily writhe against my fingers. Me that had her pulling at my hair, pushing me closer into her body.

Red’s climax was hard and I took her scream, her quaking body as my chance to dry my face, to scrub my palms into my eyes, hoping that the memory would fade; hoping that Emily’s face, her taste would finally be erased by the girl laying next to me.

But again, it hadn’t worked. Maybe it was the red hair. Maybe it was the freckles, but for the hundred time it seemed, touching another girl, tasting someone else’s body, hadn’t managed to pull Emily from my thoughts.

I didn’t think anyone ever would.

When the girl’s breaths evened out and she rolled to her side, I took her hand, laid next to her. “When you’re alone, when you want to feel this again, touch yourself deep.” I picked up her hand, kissed her knuckles. “Use those beautiful hips to ride your fingers.”

“O…okay.”

I liked that she was shy again, as though she was just realizing that it was her voice that shouted out into the room, her body that had washed over in pleasure. But the blush didn’t return.

“Don’t ever let anybody tell you what your body needs. Only you can do that and don’t you settle until you find someone that will give you what you need.”

“Ransom…”

I shook my head, knowing what she’d say. Knowing what the pull of her frowning lips meant. Sympathy. Pity. I’d seen it a hundred times before. “I’m good, sweetheart, really.”

“You…you were crying. I felt it on my legs.”

It would be so damn easy to talk to this girl. She didn’t know me. She knew nothing about my folks or my baby brother or that my mother was about to drop another one. She didn’t know about the years mom and I spent in Nashville, how I’d know Kona Hale was my father since I was thirteen. Red didn’t know about all the fuck ups I’d made. She didn’t know about my anger and need to excel.

She only knew that I was the first person to make her come. She only knew what her friends had told her about me. She knew nothing and sometimes it was easier telling a total stranger about all the bullshit weighing you down than your own blood.

But I couldn’t take the pity. I didn’t fucking deserve it.

Finally, I shook my head, reached down to drop a quick kiss against her lips. “You’re sweet to worry, but I’m fine. Really.”

“I just thought maybe you would want…”

But I cut her off, standing to pick up her clothes. She dressed in silence with me waiting for her near the door. It was a little harsh, I guess, but seemed to work. They’d come for a release. I’d give it to them gladly, easily. There was no need to linger.

“Thank you, really.” Red looked me in the eyes, all the hints of shyness absent from her features. “You’re a good person, Ransom.”

Behind my closed eyelids, I said a little prayer, wishing that was true and the girl took her cue, left my room with the smell of her climax and the scent of lilac perfuming the air.

“No, sweetheart,” I said to myself. “I’m not good at all.”

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❥ THIN LOVE – BOOK ONE
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“I deserved to be loved. I deserved for you to never stop loving me because I gave my heart to you. I put it in your hands. I trusted you with it.”

Love isn’t supposed to be an addiction. It isn’t supposed to leave you bleeding.

Kona pushed, Keira pulled, and in their wake, they left behind destruction.

She sacrificed everything for him.

It wasn’t enough.

But the wounds of the past can never be completely forgotten and still the flame remains, slumbers between the pleasure of yesterday and the thought of what might have been.

Now, sixteen years later, Keira returns home to bury the mother who betrayed her, just as Kona tries to hold onto what remains of his NFL career with the New Orleans Steamers. Across the crowded bustle of a busy French Market, their paths collide, conjuring forgotten memories of a consuming touch, skin on skin, and the still smoldering fire that begs to be rekindled.

When Kona realizes the trifecta of betrayal—his, Keira’s and those lies told to keep them apart—his life is irrevocably changed and he once again takes Keira down with him into the fire that threatens to ignite them both. 



❥ MY BELOVED – NOVELLA #1.5

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”Don’t lose me, Kona. Don’t let me fall into the background. That’s not where I want to be.”
“Baby, never…not ever.”

Keira Riley was the girl Kona Hale loved first, the woman he wants to love last. They’ve battled addiction, forgiven betrayal and healed from heartache, coming through it all bruised but hopeful that their future will be limitless.

Kona Hale was a blinding flame that Keira Riley gladly burned inside—his touch, his kiss, his overwhelming love, all made her dizzy, desperate and desired, made her believe in a love worth bleeding for, a love that ignites the heart with an unquenchable flame. But when you fall in love with an NFL darling who can’t seem to let go of the spotlight, sometimes even that flame can be gutted by the buffeting winds of opportunity, can be lost behind the brilliant flash of fame.

As Keira and Kona get caught up in plans for an extravagant march down the aisle, the hard won sanctuary they’ve found in each other’s arms begins to erode. Will they be able to see through all the beckoning glitz and glamour to what they have worked so hard to build together, or will their love be lost in the spotlight?

MY BELOVED is a novella set prior to the THIN LOVE epilogue.

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Eden Butler is an editor and writer of New Adult Romance and SciFi and Fantasy novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum. Her debut novel, a New Adult, Contemporary (no cliffie) Romance, “Chasing Serenity” launched in October 2013 and quickly became an Amazon bestseller.

When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football.

She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana.
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CRAVE (Bonds #1) by SIERRA CARTWRIGHT

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SYNOPSIS

She still craved him… The sight of a collar in her boyfriend’s drawer had stunned Sarah. Panicking, she had fled. But no other man has ever been his equal.

Two years ago, the woman he’d hoped to collar and marry disappeared. So Reece McRae is stunned to find his former girlfriend on her knees, behaving as the submissive he’d always wanted.

Is it too late? He should refuse her, but an undeniable sexual attraction consumes him.

Sarah had been under Reece’s spell from the moment she met him. When she found a steel collar in his drawer, she panicked. The idea of a lifetime of his relentless demands, sensual and otherwise, suffocated her.

In the years they’ve been apart, she hasn’t met his equal. Now, convinced one last night will vanquish his memory, she sets out to seduce him.

The Reece she returns to is even more determined to have his way. Is she now strong enough, brave enough, to surrender to his love?

Reader Advisory: This book contains sensual torment, flogging, anal sex and sex in public. 

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Gitte:  ✯✯✯✯ Stars

“How brave are you now?”

What do you do when you realise you may possibly have made a huge mistake and how do you rectify it? How do you even justify your hurtful actions? What do you do when purposely faced with a face of the past you’ve never been able to forget and realise you never will?

‘No real man could live up to what she remembered. No one was that perfect.’

Crave is the story of Reece and Sarah who went through an extremely emotional separation; each for different reasons. One an instigator one a victim. They had the most perfect relationship on paper. Both so very much in love with each other; though each moving at a different pace in comparison. The pace interrupted by an unspoken misunderstanding and fear of a firm statement of ownership.

“I wasn’t as strong as I am now. You would have consumed me, Reece.”

However, was it a mistake – the actual decision? I’m not sure as I think overall it played a positive for Reece and Sarah’s relationship in the long run. I don’t agree with the way in which it was carried out though. It was definitely an extremely hurtful ‘mistake’ and my heart bled for Reece.

‘Back then she’d been so focused on protecting herself that she hadn’t considered how her reactions would devastate him.’

Reece is extremely measured with a powerful demeanour. He keeps himself in check and exudes control. At times I felt his actions came across as almost too clinical and cold however; on the whole this man’s intensity with which he loves despite having his heart pretty much ripped out of his body was quite beautiful and all-consuming. I fell under this man’s spell and completely understood Sarah’s inability to fully let him go.

‘This man was harsher, feelings and reactions buried beneath the hurt.’

Sarah loves Reece; the way he loves, his intelligence and working friendship, his sexual dominance in their D/s relationship. The sexual chemistry between these two is off the charts hot. Sarah knows she may have made a mistake and she’s intent on facing Reece after two years to somehow expel him from her heart and mind. She’s never forgotten; Sarah needs closure.  Will one weekend with the man she still loves give her this closure? Will she be able to walk away and try once more to get on with her life? In return will Reece? In theory it’s all good but once faced with the reality of their fierce attraction, the love that still resides in their hearts; that’s quite a big ask.

“Pretty sure I’m not going to like this..”

“Pretty sure I didn’t ask.”

“Yes, Sir.”

It was extremely refreshing to read a story of a woman trying to protect her identity and voice in the face of an all-encompassing love. Whilst she tore Reece’s heart and future apart with two years of silence; I believe she made the right choice and I understand the why’s. The underlying themes of trust and communication proving once more the vital role they play in any relationship.

At times I did struggle with connecting emotionally as we were there for the ‘afters’ so to speak. I wonder if I’d have experienced more of Reece’s initial pain and confusion through a flashback rather than being told, would I have related more to his cold and business like attitude and testing ways? Saying that though; his friends did paint quite a picture and I have to say I fell in love with their funny and cheeky ways as well as their obvious protection of Reece.

“What makes you think I’ll help you destroy my friend again?”

I can’t wait to continue with this series to get the stories of Kennedy and Julien. Especially Julien who I grew quite a soft spot for; actually I already LOVE him!!

This was my first time spent with Sierra Cartwright and I have to say I fell in love with her writing. It was flawless, classy and evocative. There was a brilliant blend of drama, humour, sensuality and passion. I can definitely recommend this story of second chances; of revelations and working through misunderstandings. Also; it’s damn hot….who can say no to that, right?

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SOMETHING WILD (Reckless and Real #0.5 – Prequel) by LEXI RYAN

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SYNOPSIS

“You need a good guy. A long-term guy. One who does dates and romance and emotional strings…I’m just an asshole who wants to tie you up, make you come, and walk away.” 

Samuel Bradshaw is a man with a reputation—the kind of reputation that should have me running the other way. Instead, it has me searching for the shortest distance to his bed. I won’t be the starry-eyed girl who thinks she can change a man like Sam, and despite what he thinks, forever is not what I need. I need the things he makes me feel, the way he turns me on, and the promise of pleasure in his eyes. I need SOMETHING WILD. 

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Jointly Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

4 ‘we can’t wait for more’ stars!!

‘…her pleasure is salvation and I’m a lost and broken soul.’

Something Wild is the free prequel to the Reckless and Real Series by Lexi Ryan. Well isn’t Lexi Ryan just the evil temptress!! Something Wild has left us salivating for Something Reckless when it releases on 22nd December and thankfully we only have to wait a week!

Lies, secrets, betrayals and a couple who steamed up our Kindles! WOW! This was one steamy Novella! Sam and Liz certainly have chemistry in spades. Liz is an interesting character, there’s much to her persona we can’t wait to uncover and Sam….well, he’s something else! We loved him! This dirty talking, commanding and very sexy man is hiding a plethora of secrets and we NEED to know!!!!

“F**k my face until it feel so good, I get to taste you as you come.”

Told through alternate POV’s between Sam and Liz, Lexi Ryan has set this series up perfectly. She has sufficiently teased us, ensuring we will dive head first into Something Reckless when it releases!

‘I promised him I could play by his rules. He worried I’d want more.’

There was just enough insight into Sam, Liz and the other characters to pull us into her story and leave us gasping for more. There are a few flashbacks to four years prior which lays the groundwork for Sam and Liz’s relationship with lots more to uncover.

‘I trust him with my body, but I’m scared for my heart.’

Steamy, intriguing and addictive! Give us more Sam and Liz!!! Go grab this free Novella now and be sure to pre order your copy of Something Reckless while you’re there….trust us…you WILL want to continue with this story! We know we do!

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SUMMER SYMPHONY by BRANDON SHIRE

The story of how two men find their answers and what they learn about strength, and grace, and the endurance of love.

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SYNOPSIS

Martin Zoric had vivid dreams of fatherhood, of a small hand pressed to his, of pink dresses and girlish laughter. Then his wife had a stillbirth and his world fell apart.


He listened to the unwanted apologies, stood by his wife as was expected of him, and kept his façade strong and firm for the entire world to see.

But does he have the strength to let go and really grieve?

When Ren Wakahisa landed in Croatia he was hoping to escape the cultural pressures put on him to conform. His family wanted him to forsake love for duty. They viewed his happiness as secondary to familial prosperity.

Does he have the courage to be who he wants to be? Or, will he yield to their wishes?

Summer Symphony is the story of how two men find their answers and what they learn about strength, and grace, and the endurance of love.

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Jointly Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

J&G✯✯✯✯ Stars

 “Two broken vessels cannot hold the same water, Maestro.”

G&J: This is our first time reading one of Brandon Shire’s stories but it definitely won’t be the last. In fact we’ve gone and stocked up on his previous work. We absolutely love when an Author’s words hit straight at our hearts and that’s what happened here. We fell in love.

“But love is a fluid thing. It’s not the same for every person. The concept is. The reality isn’t. When you hear people talking, they’re usually trying to validate their own perception of what love is, or what it means to be in love.”

The writing is sublime; emotionally laden with heartbreak, grief and personal struggles. Yet in amidst that there’s the beauty of hope, inspiration and surprise human consolation in a time of great sadness. Most importantly of all is the flawless and stunning way music is interwoven almost telling the story if you will. We found this most unique and almost poetically lyrical. We were swept away as the writing unfolded so vividly through imagery and we watched with tears rolling down our cheeks and our hearts hurting. Then came healing through music and sound; liberation from guilt and fear. We listened and we loved.

“You draw your passion from the people around you.”

Martin; our Maestro stole our hearts. His story moved us to tears; his journey heart-breaking yet inspirational. His inability to let go of the past, of the loss of his daughter, affects his present – consequentially his future. Grief is overwhelming and to let go seems an impossible feat. His relationship with his wife in trouble as each struggle with their emotions, heart ache and locked away feelings, the future is bleak and coping is an impossibility.  Martin and his wife have an unbreakable connection and quite a unique relationship. We understood and felt it and at no time did we feel it had any negative connotations. They each needed to be in the other’s lives yet undealt with grief is a powerful barrier to overcome.

“Sometimes, the most beautiful things we find in this life are those we can’t hold on to.”

Ren the gifted pianist entered Martin’s life when he most needed him. With his own story to tell of struggle and family relations he too needed a helping hand. The relationship between him and Martin was incredibly beautiful, soulful even – healing for both. It was an incredible journey; one we became enthralled with.

“You keep going, Maestro. There are no other options.”

So; this is where we stumbled on our rating ending up on a 4 instead of a magnificent 5. We cannot express how much we loved this story. It’s a story of human struggle more so than a romance though reading between the lines and musical notes you feel it and you understand the uniqueness of it. This meant that we were hoping and wanting an ending that differed from what we got. Not romance wise because that would have done the originality a disservice. No; what we wanted was more of a resolute ending. The abruptness of it had us quite disappointed after investing every emotional thread in our soul into this story. It was quite an odd end and it still feels like something’s missing when we think about it. We wanted the final symphony; the memory of a perfect finale. We can’t go into detail as the beauty of what we wanted as it would spoil it for future readers.  What we will say is that this story deserves to be read and we hope readers pick it up. Despite the ending what came before was truly stunning!

‘There was no answer because no answer existed, and that was the cruellest of all.’

**Reviewed from an ARC copy provided by the author with thanks **

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