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

 

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

 

 

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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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Excerpt Reveal: ARIES (THE ZODIAC QUEEN #1) by Gemma James

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

 

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47794894-aries

 

 

 

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.

 

Excerpt:
I hold my breath as my uncle’s hand hovers over the line at the bottom. One flick of his wrist and a little ink, and life as I know it will change forever. That ink will be the start of the end.

Fighting tears, I watch my uncle scrawl his name across the bottom. He sets the pen down carefully, paying small homage to the significance of this moment and the destruction ricocheting through my heart.

“Excellent,” Liam says as he stands. “Before you take your leave, I do need a show of good faith from Novalee.”

I’m trying not to wither under the chancellor’s scrutinous stare when my uncle asks the only question in my head.

“What do you have in mind?”

Liam’s light brown eyes refuse to waver from mine. “A sexual favor as a show of her commitment to the contract. Her virginity will remain intact, of course.”

I jump to my feet. “I will do no such thing!” It’s a gut-instinct reaction—an absurd one if I take into account what will be expected of me in the next twelve months.

Liam’s only response is a challenging arch of his brow. “You’ll do it because I demand it.”

My uncle stands, shooting me a look of warning. “Remember your place, dear niece.”

“My place?” I cross my arms, incredulous, and glare at both of them. “And what exactly is my place?”

“That would be on your knees,” Liam says, taking a step closer.

“Why? Because you’re the chancellor?” I challenge in a scathing tone, knowing full well my mouth will get me into serious trouble with this man if I’m not careful.

“No, my queen. Though it’s customary to kneel in the chancellor’s presence, my reasons are a matter of logistics.”

“Logistics?” I say unbelievingly.

“Yes. The position will provide more efficient use of your mouth.”

I turn to my uncle. “You can’t allow this!” The plea echoes, and I’m positive everyone on the first floor hears my outburst.

Rowan sets a heavy hand on my shoulder. “Obedience to the Brotherhood is your duty, Novalee. Kneel before the chancellor.”

I stiffen my legs, refusing to submit even as my eyeballs burn from the impossibility of the circumstances, because no amount of begging for a different outcome will make the resolution on either man’s face waver.

Because there is no freedom on this island.

No rights as queen of a foreign nation.

No choice.

The unyielding weight of my uncle’s grip sends me to my knees. My chest heaves with indignation as Liam stands in front of me, hands at his back, shoulders wide as the bulge behind his zipper taunts me with what I’ll face for the next twelve months.

Twelve men.

Headstrong and virile.

And all of them determined to own me.

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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#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!!!

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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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#Release #Boost – Trashy Conquest by Gemma James

It all started 35,000 feet in the air on a flight bound for Seattle.

A chance encounter. An undeniable attraction. A forbidden passion. We tried to do the right thing and resist temptation.

We failed.

Now Cash’s wife is missing, and to make matters worse, my ex showed up on my doorstep with the promise of forever on his mind.

Things were supposed to be different.

He was going to divorce her.
He was going to be with me.
He was going to love me.

But until Cash’s wife is found, we have no future.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: Trashy Conquest is a steamy romance suitable for mature audiences only. Though the subject matter deals with cheating, there are no innocent parties here. Book 2 in the Trashy Affair series.

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MY REVIEW

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!!!

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Gemma James

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 – Trashy Conquest by Gemma James

It all started 35,000 feet in the air on a flight bound for Seattle.

A chance encounter. An undeniable attraction. A forbidden passion. We tried to do the right thing and resist temptation.

We failed.

Now Cash’s wife is missing, and to make matters worse, my ex showed up on my doorstep with the promise of forever on his mind.

Things were supposed to be different.

He was going to divorce her.
He was going to be with me.
He was going to love me.

But until Cash’s wife is found, we have no future.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: Trashy Conquest is a steamy romance suitable for mature audiences only. Though the subject matter deals with cheating, there are no innocent parties here. Book 2 in the Trashy Affair series.

Amazon US | UK | CA | AU | Nook | Kobo | iBooks | Google Play

MY REVIEW

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!!!

Gemma James

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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