#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.

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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

 

#ReleaseBlitz – Trashy Affair by Gemma James

 

 

Title: Trashy Affair Duet
Author: Gemma James
Genre: Contemporary Forbidden Romance
Release Date: June 11, 2019

 

Blurb

 

He’s flying home to confront his cheating wife.
She’s running from her life in shame.
Neither expected to fall in love 35,000 feet in the air.
With my heart and reputation in ruins, I can’t afford to
make another mistake. Boarding a flight to Seattle is supposed to give me a
fresh start, but from the moment Cash Montgomery slides into the seat next to
mine, I’m captivated by his steel eyes that see too much. I ache for this
stranger in a way I’ve never ached for anyone.
But I didn’t know he was married, and I sure as hell didn’t
see the curveball fate had in store for me, because my new boss in Seattle is
the one man I can’t get out of my head.
And he’s absolutely forbidden to me.
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: The Trashy Affair Duet
includes Trashy Foreplay and Trashy Conquest.
Though the subject matter deals with adultery, there are no innocent parties
here. For mature audiences only.

MY REVIEWS

Trashy Foreplay by Gemma James
Cash & Jules
MY HEART JUST EXPLODED
5 Stars

Holy fucking hell Gemma… this book is fanfuckingtastic! I honestly didn’t know what to expect and you would think I would since I’ve read all your crazy books! LOL! I’m trying to decide if I’m fucked up for loving this so much or if I’ve completely lost my mind all together. This book brought out so many emotions in me. I can’t even begin to explain!

Jules is such a complex character. You start out thinking she’s a weak petal that will crush at the slightest pressure only to find out she’s got courage and a backbone to boot I still think she’s extremely vulnerable, but has the capacity and nerve to acknowledge and move on in just about any situation. Time will tell!

Cash, oh God, Cash! He’s so damn hot and so damn noble and so damn maddening. He wants to do the right thing, but fuck if I know what that is. I can sympathize with his situation, but I can’t condone his infidelity. I know that nobody is innocent in this whole conundrum, but his layer of this story is breaking my heart!

Great supporting character cast.. Let’s start with Cash’s twin brother (holy hot) Kaden. This guy has his own life outside of the family business and he’s doing quite well. I’m not sure if he has anything crazy up his sleeve, but at this point I’ll keep my guard up with this one. Monica, Cash’s wife is mysterious and a little shady if you ask me. I don’t trust her further than I can throw her. Last but not least is Jules friend Leslie, she’s one of those friends that loves you and helps you without judging or asking too many question. I love her!

Ok, so order up for the Queen of Cliffys!!! Yep, that’s right, the story is not over yet and this one ends abruptly. Come on, did you really expect any less from Gemma James? This tale is profound, witty, and heartbreaking all at the same time. The storyline will definitely be a trigger for some, but at the same time it’s captivating and commanding, just like it’s characters. Once my eyes set upon the page I couldn’t tear them away. I loved it and can’t wait to see where this cracked tale will go.

Trashy Conquest by Gemma James
Cash & Jules
I AM IN LOVE WITH THESE CHARACTERS
5 Stars

And the plot thickens… and twists and turns before you can even catch your breath from the last one. If I’m being honest here, I must say that this story of love, betrayal, and disturbing acts had me at hello! I could not for the life of me put this shit down.

Jules is my girl! She’s making her way in this great big world all on her own. She came across a tad bit frail in the first book, Trashy Foreplay, but I knew somewhere in that little body of hers was lion waiting to roar and roar she did.

Cash has a good heart! He knows exactly what he needs to do, but influences from the outside are making that especially difficult. Situations are looking bleak and his future not so great, but I have faith in him to come out on the other side a better man.

The supporting character cast was driving me crazy. So many back stabbers, people with their own agendas, and ones who you’d think would have your back, but only if you do what they want you to do. Ugh!

I was moved by this story, but then again it is a Gemma James story so need I say more? She gives you a love story, a complicated, fucked up, and almost impossible love story, but hell, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I absolutely loved the characters, even the bad ones! The pacing is perfect, the storyline thick with suspense and action, and the climax will rock your socks off! Loved it Gemma, thanks for sharing your crazy stories with the world!!!

Purchase Links
99c for a limited time
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited

 

Author Bio
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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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#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

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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

COVER REVEAL: Kneel Down by Chelle Bliss & Eden Butler

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My job as a Navy SEAL was to go in and save the day. But even heroes fall. Even heroes make mistakes.

My only saving grace was Gin Sullivan. My knock out best friend who wasn’t afraid to tell me the truth even when it hurt. She’d pick me up when I was wallowing in my own stupidity.

It wasn’t hard for me to fall for her. Any man would. She was beautiful. She was smart. She was everything I’d ever wanted.

I had plans to tell her that, squash the pinning we’d both done for two years. But a bullet to the gut silenced me and Gin got tired of waiting.

Now I have a new mission, one that I can’t fail: Do whatever it takes to make Gin mine forever.

COMING APRIL 23rd!
Preorder Available

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TIED DOWN
KNEEL DOWN

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Eden Butler is an editor and writer of Contemporary Romance novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum.

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

She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana.

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