New Release & Review: Aries, The Zodiac Queen: Part One by Gemma James

 

ARIES (THE ZODIAC QUEEN #1) by Gemma James
Release Date: October 1st

 

 

AVAILABLE NOW!!
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MY REVIEW

Aries by Gemma James
Novalee & Liam
WOW, WHAT AN OPENER
5 Stars

I can’t believe it!!! I can’t believe that Gemma James captured my wicked heart once again. This story is quick but mighty! It will leave you with so many emotions that you (well me) won’t know what to do with all of it!

Novalee is a queen… the Zodiac Queen and she’s being forced to marry, but she must only pick from the twelve suitors that are slated for her hand in marriage. She must spend 30 days (one month) with each one before they actually auction her off to one of them. Wow… just wow!! Who comes up with this shit? Gemma James, that’s who. Novalee is only 18 years old, but man oh man she’s something else. She has her innocence, but yet she’s snarky as all get out. She makes you laugh and weep for her. I can’t wait to see how she behaves with the other 11 brothers of the Zodiac.

Liam is her first suitor and wowza, this guy can spank me all day long. He’s firm yet kind and he knows what needs to be done to prepare Novalee for the next eleven months. Make no mistake, he wants her for his own, but he only gets a month with her so time is of the essence when it comes to training and showing his affection for her.

I am hooked and can’t wait to read the rest of these month long “get to know ya” encounters. Next up is Heath and holy hell, this guy is scary. I’m a little worried for Novalee on this one and I think Liam is too. Bring on the brut!!!

 

 

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Blurb:
Twelve men. A virgin queen. One arranged marriage.

The first time I met the boys of the Zodiac Brotherhood, I was forced to my knees for the introduction. Still grieving the death of my parents, I was a child queen, a pawn in my uncle’s agenda for wealth and gain. As my guardian, he had the authority to arrange a marriage upon my eighteenth birthday.

That meeting took place six years ago.
Now those boys are powerful men.
Twelve virile men that want to own me.

And I must spend a month with each one.
Bending and yielding to their desires and commands.
Shedding pieces of my innocence so long as my virtue remains intact.

Because they want a virgin queen after the last month concludes, and my uncle plans to auction me off to the highest bidder.

Out of the twelve men, only one has my heart.
And only one can claim my hand in marriage.
If only it were up to me to decide.

 

 

About the Author:
Gemma James is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of a blend of genres, from new adult suspense to dark erotic romance. She loves to explore the darker side of human nature in her fiction, and she’s morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy, from deviant sex to serial killers. Readers have described her stories as being “not for the faint of heart.”

She warns you to heed their words! Her playground isn’t full of rainbows and kittens, though she likes both. She lives in Oregon with her husband and their four children—three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone’s attention.

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#Review Choosing You by @AuthorMRobinson

CHOOSING YOU: BOOK TWO
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M. ROBINSON
COVER MODEL WESTON BOUCHER
COVER DESIGN HEATHER MOSS
 
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A single glance. 

A fleeting moment. 

A solitary touch could make everything worth it. 

This was my breaking point. 

This was where I lost myself completely.

I did the only thing that made sense. 

The only thing I had left to give.

I begged her…

To take me with her.

 

MY REVIEW

Choosing You by M. Robinson
NEVER SAW THAT COMING
5 Stars

Well, I have a normal format for my reviews, but deviating from that to protect the storyline and keep spoilers out of my review.

What can I say, I was blindsided and pleasantly surprised. This is a story of love, loss, and acceptance. No two people are the same and not everyone has an once in a lifetime love. This story will take you on a ride so long and so mangled that you’ll question your own sanity.

The characters are commanding and controlling. The writing style is twisted and eccentric, but what book has M. Robinson ever written that wasn’t, am I right? I wouldn’t say the book is dark, but it deals with some heavy issues. The highs and lows are in abundance so be prepared for some vast plot twists. Although I went into this duet not knowing what to expect and still after book one was still confused, but intrigued I am pleasingly content. Bravo, first-rate duet!

 

USA Today Bestselling Author of Keeping her Under The Mistletoe, Lost Boy, El Santo, El Pecador, Ends Here, Keeping Her Wet, Road to Nowhere, El Diablo, The Good Ol’ Boys Standalone Series, The VIP Trilogy, Tempting Bad, and Two Sides.M. Robinson loves her readers more than anything! They have given her the title of the ‘Queen of Angst.’ She loves to connect with her following through all her social media platforms and also through email! Please keep in touch in her reader group VIP on Facebook, if she’s not in there than she is on Instagram.

She lives in Brandon Fl with the love of her life, her lobster, and husband Bossman. They have two German shepherd mixes, a gordito Wheaten Terrier and a user Tabby cat. She is extremely close to her family, and when she isn’t living the cave life writing her epic love stories, she is spending money shopping. Anywhere and everywhere. She loves reading and spending time with her family and friends whenever she can.

Stay connected with her on social media!

 
Instagram: @authormrobinson  
Snapchat: @authormrobinson   
Everything M Blog: www.authormrobinson.org

 

 

#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.

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#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
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➣ 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.
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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

 

New Release & Review – Love (Men of Inked: Southside) by Chelle Bliss

★HOT NEW RELEASE★

Love (Men of Inked: Southside #5) by USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss
AVAILABLE NOW!
iBooks: smarturl.it/love-apple
Amazon World: mybook.to/love 
Nook: bit.ly/2U5xcdr
Kobo: bit.ly/2Tuzsqi
Print: amzn.to/2FCc99j

Genre: Contemporary Romance #Love #MenofInked #ChelleBliss #NewRelease
Goodreads 

Synopsis

Angelo and Tilly never thought they’d find love again.
…but they’re about to say ‘I do’.
Finding love once is hard, but twice is almost impossible.
I’d almost given up, but then Tilly Carter walked into my life.
The sweet talkin’ Southern girl stole my heart.With my future walking down the aisle, and my entire family by my side, it’s time to make her mine forever.
LOVE is the fifth book in the USA Today bestselling Men of Inked: Southside series and a continuation of Angelo & Tilly’s story from Hook.

MY REVIEW

Love by Chelle Bliss
Angelo and Tilly
FAMILY REUNION ON STEROIDS
5 Stars

So, this is kind of a extension of Angelo and Tilly’s story, but holy fucking hell… there’s so much more going on here! We have Gallos coming outta the woodwork here folks and some who I still think of as babies, but they’re starting to be all grown up!

Angelo is still the badass he was in Hook, but I think Tilly has started to buff out his rough edges a bit. Tilly is making her way through an ocean of Gallos and doing quite well at it. I mean, shit, those fuckers are overwhelming to say the least, but she holds her own and even learns a thing of two in the process.

Chelle never disappoints and this last blast of Southside Gallos was phenomenal. The writing style is remarkable, the pacing is flawless, and the dialogue flows with efficiency. I have loved this family for 5 long years… I’ve seen some ups and downs, did some laughing and crying, and I still can say without a doubt that the Gallo family will stay with me until I draw my last breath.

Catch up with the GALLOS 


❤️Maneuver→ menofinked.com/maneuver
❤️Flow→ menofinked.com/flow
❤️Hook→ menofinked.com/hook
❤️Hustle→ menofinked.com/new
❤️Love→ menofinked.com/love



Meet the Author

USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She’s written over ten books and has two series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster.

 

Before becoming a writer, Chelle taught high school history for over ten years. She holds a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and a bachelor’s in History. Although history is her first love, writing has become her dream job and she can’t imagine doing anything else.