#Review #NewRelease – Hurt by @Lydia_Michaels

Award Winning Author, Lydia Michaels, enters the world of DARK ROMANCE with an unforgettably suspenseful psychological thriller!

IT’S GOING TO HURT…

Callan MacGregor might speak with the eloquence of a Scottish poet, but a hard life has turned him into a merciless killer. With a first-hand account of hell, he trusts nothing and no one but the hollow hurt tortured into his bones. Sacrificing all, he must escape Scotland to survive.

Emery Tanner is captivated—to the point of obsession—by the stunning Scotsman tending bar at the Imperial Hotel. With as many dark secrets as he has scars, she hungers to know every exquisite inch of him, but her shy nature leaves her tongue-tied. Despite her sense that innate kindness rests beneath his savage surface, Callan MacGregor is a man to approach with caution—if not fear.

When tragedy strikes and Emery’s world is shattered, she learns just how ruthless Callan can be. Violence has shaped his soul and love has always led to loss in both their broken lives. But as secrets are exposed, they find truth within the hurt and awaken a desire to become whole once more.

 

MY REVIEW

Hurt by Lydia Michaels
Callan & Emery
I HURT ALL OVER
5 Stars

This book was amazeballs… It was so heart wrenching and so callused in it’s entirety that I found myself in a cringe worthy pose most of my way through it. So many plot twists and angst that my heart will never be the same.

Callan is a stand up, true to a fault kind of guy. He works his butt off to support his sister and brother and is rewarded with pain and suffering. I don’t know where or how this guy finds his strength, but holy hell, he’s one character I will never forget!

Emery seems to be (at least to me) a very quiet and reserved kind of gal. She has strength and definitely a backbone, but put into certain situations, she sort of crumbled a bit. No worries, she has a fantastic motivational reason to pull herself from the depths of despair and rise above the ashes.

The supporting character cast wasn’t too vast. One worth mentioning is Callan’s sister Innis. I don’t really know what or how to say things about her. She seemed to come in like a lamb, but left like a lion. I wish I could read more about her. There seems to be a story there… If only.

So, to wrap this up… it’s 415 (Kindle version) pages long and for me that was just right. It sounds long, but once you set you eyes upon these pages it will whiz right by and you’ll wonder how you just devoured it in one day! The pacing is perfect, the writing style superb, and the dialogue flows with skill and efficiency. I loved it!!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lydia Michaels lives in Pennsylvania with her wonderfully supportive husband, beautiful daughter, and many crazy fur babies. She is the award winning author of over 20 romance novels. Her darkly compelling Surrender Trilogy was an Apple iBooks bestseller and she has been featured in USA Today. In 2015 she was the winner of The Best of Bucks Award and she has been nominated as Best Author in the Bucks Happening Magazine two years running [2015 & 2016]. She is a four time nominee for the prestigious RONE Award.

AMAZON | GOODREADS | FACEBOOK | TWITTER

 

 

Advertisements

#Review #NewRelease – Manipulate by Pam Godwin

Tula Gomez is in the most ruthless prison in Latin America.

She only drove to Mexico to help her sister. She did nothing wrong.

But her quiet life changed in an instant.

To survive the violent, cartel-controlled prison where men blend with women, she pledges her loyalty to the notorious leader in exchange for the one thing she needs most.

Protection.

When she agrees to seduce the suspicious new inmates, Martin Lockwood and Ricky Saldivar, she doesn’t expect to enjoy it. Sure, they’re gorgeous, irresistibly alpha, and insanely talented with their hands and mouths. But they’re the enemy. She can’t fall for them.

Torn between her cartel loyalties and two men who want her as deeply as they want each other, she questions who is manipulating whom. Her search for answers leads to a passionate ménage, a soul-crushing secret, and an impossible choice.

Genre → Dark Romance (anti-heroes, human sex trafficking, cartel)

Series → Each book is a different couple. No cliffhangers. Must be read in order.

➣ Bookbub: bit.ly/2X38vk8
➣ Amazon US: amzn.com/B07Q3XZB9P
➣ Amazon Worldwide: mybook.to/manipulate
➣ iTunes: apple.co/2Yijbs7
➣ Google Play: tinyurl.com/yyo27mz7
➣ B&N: bit.ly/2HJWs3q
➣ Kobo: bit.ly/2HA6aoJ

MY REVIEW

Manipulate by Pam Godwin
Tula, Ricky, and Martin
I’VE BEEN TO HELL AND BACK
5 Stars

Holy freakin’ Moly!!! This was crazy hot! I’ve only read a handful of books like this, well not actually like this.. what I mean is like two dudes and a girl. I experienced just about every emotion a person can. It pulled on me, making me want more, and leaving me sated.

Tula is definitely one of the toughest female characters I’ve ever read. My God, the shit this woman went through and survived. Her heart is strong and huge.. she’s my hero in every way.

Ricky and Martin… bwahaha, funny “Ricky Martin” are such complex characters. They seemed to be polar opposites even though their past would dictate otherwise. I just love how Pam writes broken characters. She makes you feel like these characters are YOUR friends and you empathize for them like your caring actually matters and/or helps them. I just love these guys!

The supporting character cast was not very big.. just a few villains. Knowing Pam and how she writes the bad guy, I was shocked and some what satisfied with these characters and they’re turn of events.

Every time Pam sits down to write a book I wait patiently anticipating dark shockingly beautiful Stories. She never disappoints. She pours her heart and soul into every page, of every book, of every series. And they just keep getting better and better and better!!

It didn’t take me very long to read this book, probably because I couldn’t put it down! The pacing is perfect, the storyline is divine, and the writing style is impeccable as always. Loved it!!!

DELIVER SERIES

Each book is a different couple. No cliffhangers. Must be read in order.

DELIVER SERIES
•DELIVER #1 #FREE
•VANQUISH #2
•DISCLAIM #3
•DEVASTATE #4
•TAKE #5
MANIPULATE #6


DELIVER, Book 1: FREE on all retailers

His name was Joshua Carter. Now it’s whatever she wants it to be.

She is a Deliverer.

She lures young men and delivers them to be sold. She delivers the strikes that enforce their obedience. She delivers the sexual training that determines their purchase price.

As long as she delivers, the arrangement that protects her family will hold.

Delivering is all she knows.

The one thing she can’t deliver is a captive from slavery.

Until him.

And her stubborn slave thinks he can deliver her…from herself.


VANQUISH, Book 2

Her life is like a prison cell.
A self-made, to-hell-with-the-free-world existence that locks from the inside.
Stop judging. Her agoraphobia doesn’t define her. It simply keeps her safe.

He belongs in a prison cell.
The 6×8, make-me-your-bitch variety that locks from the outside.
But he’s free. To hunt. To take. To break.
And he just found a sexy new toy.

Capturing her is the easy part. Her fucked-up mind, however, makes him question everything he does next.
But he’s a determined bastard. If all goes his way, this will hurt like hell.


DISCLAIM, Book 3

Camila was seventeen when Van Quiso kidnapped her. Ten years after her escape, the shackles refuse to release her. Not while there are still slave traders preying on her city.
She will stop at nothing to end them.
Even if that means becoming a slave again.

Returning to chains is her worst fear—and only option. They won’t know who she is or what she intends to do. She’s prepared for every complication.
Except him.
The one who decimated her sixteen-year-old heart.

Matias is charming, gorgeous, and dangerously seductive. He’s also untrustworthy and enshrouded in secrets. After years of no contact, he finds her—on her knees, wrists bound, in the clutches of her enemy.
Will he sabotage her mission by needlessly saving her?
Or will he keep her in chains and never let her go?


DEVASTATE, Book 4

“What is the price you’re willing to pay?”
“Money isn’t an issue.”
“I’m not talking about money.”

Tate is on the hunt to find his best friend’s sister.
Eleven years ago, Lucia Dias was abducted. Presumed dead. He never met her, so why does he care?
Some might call his efforts noble, but his motivation is more perverse, bordering on obsession.

When he follows a chilling lead to Venezuela’s Kidnap Alley, what he finds is neither a corpse nor a captive.

Amid poisonous lies and crippling depravity, the price of love is devastation.
And he pays.
With his body, his blood, and her life.


TAKE, Book 5

He’s a notorious crime lord, a kidnapper, and an artist.
Scarification is his outlet, and he just captured a new canvas.
Kate refuses to surrender beneath his blade or the cruelty in his beautiful eyes.
But she’s drawn to the man inside the monster. A man who makes her ache with his touch. Who owns her with his kiss.
A man who worships her as deeply as he hurts her.
She can run, but there’s no escape from a bond carved in scars.


DELIVER #1: Narrated by Teddy Hamilton (Josh) and Abby Crayden (Liv)

VANQUISH #2: Narrated by Ryan West (Van) and Jo Raylan (Amber)

DISCLAIM #3: Narrated by Christian Fox (Matias) and Emma Wilder (Camila)

DEVASTATE #4: Narrated by J.F. Harding (Tate) and Tracy Marks (Lucia)

TAKE #5: Coming Jul 23 – Narrated by Soren Gray (Tiago) and Kate Genevieve (Kate)

Books 6-9 TBA


Pam Godwin

 

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.
.
Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.

Books by Pam Godwin

Tangled Lies Series
ONE IS A PROMISE (#1) FREE
TWO IS A LIE (#2)
THREE IS A WAR (#3)

DELIVER SERIES
•DELIVER #1 #FREE
•VANQUISH #2
•DISCLAIM #3
•DEVASTATE #4
•TAKE #5
MANIPULATE #6

Trilogy of Eve
HEART OF EVE – FREE
DEAD OF EVE (#1)
BLOOD OF EVE (#2)
DAWN OF EVE (#3)

Stand-alones
DARK NOTES
BENEATH THE BURN
DIRTY TIES
INCENTIVE

 

#CoverReveal – Manipulate by @pamgodwinbooks #RoughDraftApproved #DarkRomance

Cover Reveal: MANIPULATE by Pam Godwin

MANIPULATE is book 6 in the DELIVER Series
Dark Romance – Anti-heroes – Sex Trafficking – Cartel

Release Date: Jun 25, 2019

Amazon | Other Retailers | Goodreads

Tula Gomez is in the most ruthless prison in South America.

She only drove to Mexico to help her sister. She did nothing wrong.
But her quiet life changed in an instant.

To survive the violent, cartel-controlled prison where men blend with women, she pledges her loyalty to the notorious leader in exchange for the one thing she needs most.
Protection.

When she agrees to seduce the suspicious new inmates, Martin Lockwood and Ricky Saldivar, she doesn’t expect to enjoy it. Sure, they’re gorgeous, irresistibly alpha, and insanely talented with their hands and mouths. But they’re the enemy. She can’t fall for them.

Torn between her cartel loyalties and two men who want her as deeply as they want each other, she questions who is manipulating whom. Her search for answers leads to a passionate ménage, a soul-crushing secret, and an impossible choice.


DELIVER SERIES

Each book is a different couple. No cliffhangers. Must be read in order.

DELIVER SERIES
•DELIVER #1 #FREE
•VANQUISH #2
•DISCLAIM #3
•DEVASTATE #4
•TAKE #5
MANIPULATE #6


DELIVER, Book 1: FREE on all retailers

His name was Joshua Carter. Now it’s whatever she wants it to be.

She is a Deliverer.

She lures young men and delivers them to be sold. She delivers the strikes that enforce their obedience. She delivers the sexual training that determines their purchase price.

As long as she delivers, the arrangement that protects her family will hold.

Delivering is all she knows.

The one thing she can’t deliver is a captive from slavery.

Until him.

And her stubborn slave thinks he can deliver her…from herself.


VANQUISH, Book 2

Her life is like a prison cell.
A self-made, to-hell-with-the-free-world existence that locks from the inside.
Stop judging. Her agoraphobia doesn’t define her. It simply keeps her safe.

He belongs in a prison cell.
The 6×8, make-me-your-bitch variety that locks from the outside.
But he’s free. To hunt. To take. To break.
And he just found a sexy new toy.

Capturing her is the easy part. Her fucked-up mind, however, makes him question everything he does next.
But he’s a determined bastard. If all goes his way, this will hurt like hell.


DISCLAIM, Book 3

Camila was seventeen when Van Quiso kidnapped her. Ten years after her escape, the shackles refuse to release her. Not while there are still slave traders preying on her city.
She will stop at nothing to end them.
Even if that means becoming a slave again.

Returning to chains is her worst fear—and only option. They won’t know who she is or what she intends to do. She’s prepared for every complication.
Except him.
The one who decimated her sixteen-year-old heart.

Matias is charming, gorgeous, and dangerously seductive. He’s also untrustworthy and enshrouded in secrets. After years of no contact, he finds her—on her knees, wrists bound, in the clutches of her enemy.
Will he sabotage her mission by needlessly saving her?
Or will he keep her in chains and never let her go?


DEVASTATE, Book 4

“What is the price you’re willing to pay?”
“Money isn’t an issue.”
“I’m not talking about money.”

Tate is on the hunt to find his best friend’s sister.
Eleven years ago, Lucia Dias was abducted. Presumed dead. He never met her, so why does he care?
Some might call his efforts noble, but his motivation is more perverse, bordering on obsession.

When he follows a chilling lead to Venezuela’s Kidnap Alley, what he finds is neither a corpse nor a captive.

Amid poisonous lies and crippling depravity, the price of love is devastation.
And he pays.
With his body, his blood, and her life.


TAKE, Book 5

He’s a notorious crime lord, a kidnapper, and an artist.
Scarification is his outlet, and he just captured a new canvas.
Kate refuses to surrender beneath his blade or the cruelty in his beautiful eyes.
But she’s drawn to the man inside the monster. A man who makes her ache with his touch. Who owns her with his kiss.
A man who worships her as deeply as he hurts her.
She can run, but there’s no escape from a bond carved in scars.


DELIVER #1: Narrated by Teddy Hamilton (Josh) and Abby Crayden (Liv)

VANQUISH #2: Narrated by Ryan West (Van) and Jo Raylan (Amber)

DISCLAIM #3: Narrated by Christian Fox (Matias) and Emma Wilder (Camila)

DEVASTATE #4: Narrated by J.F. Harding (Tate) and Tracy Marks (Lucia)

Books 5-9 TBA


Pam Godwin

 

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.
.
Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.

Books by Pam Godwin

Tangled Lies Series
ONE IS A PROMISE (#1) FREE
TWO IS A LIE (#2)
THREE IS A WAR (#3)

DELIVER SERIES
•DELIVER #1 #FREE
•VANQUISH #2
•DISCLAIM #3
•DEVASTATE #4
•TAKE #5
MANIPULATE #6

Trilogy of Eve
HEART OF EVE – FREE
DEAD OF EVE (#1)
BLOOD OF EVE (#2)
DAWN OF EVE (#3)

Stand-alones
DARK NOTES
BENEATH THE BURN
DIRTY TIES
INCENTIVE

Review: Take by Pam Godwin

He’s a notorious crime lord, a kidnapper, and an artist.
Scarification is his outlet, and he just captured a new canvas.
Kate refuses to surrender beneath his blade or the cruelty in his beautiful eyes.
But she’s drawn to the man inside the monster. A man who makes her ache with his touch. Who owns her with his kiss.
A man who worships her as deeply as he hurts her.
She can run, but there’s no escape from a bond carved in scars.

☆ ★☆ TAKE IS LIVE NOW!! ☆ ★☆

Google | iTunes | B&N | Kobo | Other Retailers


.
MY REVIEW

Take by Pam Godwin
Tiago & Kate
JAYSUS CROIST… THIS BOOK
5 Stars

Every time I pick up a Pam Godwin book I have no doubt in my mind I will love it. She never disappoints and she never has any qualms about making me fall in love with a monster. This is the fifth book in the Deliver series and for all you peeps that think as a series gets longer and older the books tend to fade, think again… this shit is real. It’s in your face, all up in your emotions, and I’m pretty sure it’ll wreck you.

We’ve known Kate for quite some time and I’m certain she’s not the quiet little church mouse I thought she was. This girl has Mad Skills when it comes to dealing with adversity and the conundrum she seems to find herself in. Stockholm syndrome my ass!!!

Tiago… Jesus Christ this guy is insanely intriguing and handsome as fuck. I can’t imagine the things that go through his mind and essentially his creators mind, God damn Pam are you as fucked up as he is?? (I’m ok with it if you are!)

The supporting character cast start out pretty small just a few people here and there to help Tiago with his quest, but then of course there’s always Van, Liv, Joshua, Tate, Lucia, and the rest of the Gang show up in one way or another!

My mind has been blown once again! Over and over Pam Godwin makes me fall in love with the dark, Twisted, and essentially unattainable anti-hero. The pacing is perfect, the setting and characters are astounding. The storyline is perfection, this entire series is phenomenal. If you have the time and don’t mind dark gritty writing, then pick up the first book in the series entitled Deliver… it’s free. What do you have to lose? Well maybe your mind!
.
The first book DELIVER is #FREE

→ Each book is a different couple. No cliffhangers. Must be read in order.
.

.
DELIVER SERIES
•DELIVER #1 #FREE
•VANQUISH #2
•DISCLAIM #3
•DEVASTATE #4
•TAKE #5
MANIPULATE (COMING SOON) #6

Pam Godwin

Pam Godwin Books GrayScale

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.
.
Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.

 

.

 

#Sale #Dark #RomanticSuspense by @authorklynn

 

WHO THE HELL NEEDS LOVE? WE ALL DO!  SIZZLING SUMMER SALE ENDS IN A FEW DAYS!

**A WAR OF HEARTS – $.99 for a limited time! ***

 

OBSESSIVE LOVE KNOWS NO BOUNDS. 

Kristen, Jake, Logan are controlled by desire.

They will experience the pain.

Witness the devastation.

Their hearts will be broken.

Lives will be destroyed.

But it doesn’t matter.

They are addicted.

There is no going back.

And they will do anything for love.

Even kill.

BOOK 1 – A WAR OF HEARTS:

 

“I don’t know which character I loved more! They are all beautifully written and tragically flawed. It made the story go by so quickly! Once I started this book I became consumed!” Katy R. 5*

“AMAZING!! This book had me hooked from the start!

Amazing characters, gritty and full of suspense with romance and a love triangle thrown into the mix.” Elizabeth 5*

“The author’s “blurb” does not do this book justice. Holy Smoke what an absolutely crazy ride I just finished reading. The ups and downs, the back and forth AND the sideways!!!!! Love, hate and hate to love and everything in between.” – Lisa – 4*

**for A SEA OF SMOKE –

Does everything really happen for a reason?

One fatal mistake.

That’s all it takes to change everything.

And now the living nightmare begins.

 

How far would you for love?

Are you willing to kill for it?

Or die?

Jake and Logan are.

Why?

Obsessive love knows no bounds.

And they can’t control what they don’t understand.

BOOK 2 – A SEA OF SMOKE:

***
“This book begins a few months after the first book ended. The drama hits you like a sledge hammer from page one!… the gritty realism in this novel will have you on the edge of your seat the whole time! I couldn’t put it down until I knew what happened next!! I absolutely loved all the drama and back and forth made for a quick read. ” — Katy R. 5*

“Book 1 was good, but OMG (I can’t say that enough) book 2 just, at at a loss of words to describe how good it was. This book is the definition of “psychological thriller”…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Karen   Lynn

Karen Lynn, a native New Yorker has always loved writing poetry and short stories with intense characters struggling to find love and survive in a troubled world. After years of working in the legal field, Karen moved with her son to Oregon. Inspired by the rain and Portland’s creative culture, Karen has been able to follow her dream of writing novels.
A War of Hearts is her debut novel in this dark romantic suspense series of the same name

Amazon | Goodreads | Website | Twitter | Facebook