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ARC Review: The Loner’s Obsession by Felicity Raine

The Loner’s Obsession by Felicity Raine 
Series: Men of Burly Bear, #2
Genre: Contemporary | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: eBook
Source: Booksprout
Publication Date: May 14, 2021
Felicity Raine: Website | Twitter | Goodreads


She’s been off-limits from the moment I laid eyes on her. Stranded on the side of the road, she became more than that beautiful woman I saved one night. She became my obsession. Even though she’s only nineteen, and I’m nearly twice her age.

I’ve basically become her stalker, but I can’t help it. Months ago, her big sister Katie was almost the victim of a serial killer during a first date gone wrong. Nothing like that is ever going to happen to my Chrissie.

Keeping her safe is all I care about.

Until the night my surveillance catches her talking about wanting to lose her v-card.

That’s when the real obsession begins…

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Release Blitz Review: Alliance by Natalia Lourose


Alliance by Natalia Lourose
Series: Sinners of New Orleans, #1
Genre: Romance | Contemporary
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: eBook
Trigger Warnings: Abuse, Suicide
Source: Give Me Books
Release date on May, 2021
Natalia Lourose: Goodreads

A sinner met a saint,
Two worlds collided,
And everything burned.

I’ve done everything right.
Playing the part of the demure famiglia daughter,
And hiding my pain beneath makeup and pretty dresses.
But marrying a man ten years my senior?
Whose words cut like knives,
And lips taste like poison.
This is the one thing I can’t do.

I’ve done nothing right.
I’m not a virtuous man,
I balance on the line between light and dark.
My past is littered with sins,
Each of them is haunting me.
I’m not worthy of the angel with long hair and hazel eyes.
And yet, I’d burn the city to the ground to hold her in my arms.

What’s a sinner to do?

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Release Blitz Review: Marked by Eva Winners


Marked by Eva Winners  
Series: Russian Sinners, #1
Genre: Romance | Contemporary
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: eBook
Source: Give Me Books
Release date on April 6th, 2021
Eva Winners: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Her father promised me life on the legal side if I saved his only daughter.

I was her last hope.

Something about this rich, spoiled princess captured me from the moment I laid my eyes on her. This green eyed beauty made me want things I never had.

She was untouchable. If I was decent, I’d keep my distance. But God knew I was the worst kind of sinner.

She shouldn’t have wanted my touch. Now she was mine.

When a Russian rival mafia came for her seeking revenge and old, forgotten secrets are revealed, her life became marked.

Would she stay in my world or go back to her carefree, privileged life?

Marked, book 1 in Russian Sinners series is a standalone read. No cliffhangers, no cheating and lots of steamy scenes.

PLEASE NOTE there is violence in the book and potential triggers.

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Buddy Read: A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole

A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole 
Series: Immortals After Dark, #1
Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 360 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on April 1st 2006 by Pocket Star (first published March 28th 2006)
Kresley Cole: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

In New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Kresley Cole’s sizzling series, a fierce werewolf and a bewitching vampire become unlikely soul mates whose passion will test the boundaries of life and death.

After enduring years of torture from the vampire horde, Lachlain MacRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan, is enraged to find the predestined mate he’s waited millennia for is a vampire. Or partly one. Emmaline Troy is a small, ethereal half Valkyrie/half vampire, who somehow begins to soothe the fury burning within him.

Sheltered Emmaline finally sets out to uncover the truth about her deceased parents—until a powerful Lykae claims her as his mate and forces her back to his ancestral Scottish castle. There, her fear of the Lykae—and their notorious dark desires—ebbs as he begins a slow, wicked seduction to sate her own dark cravings.

Yet when an ancient evil from her past resurfaces, will their desire deepen into a love that can bring a proud warrior to his knees and turn a gentle beauty into the fighter she was born to be?.

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Buddy Read: Rage and Ruin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Rage and Ruin by Jennifer L. Armentrout 
Series: The Harbinger, #2
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 576 pages.
Source: My Copy
Published on June 9th 2020 by Inkyard Press
Jennifer L. Armentout: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Spoilers for The Dark Elements series

A half human, half angel and her bonded gargoyle protector must work with demons to stop the apocalypse while avoiding falling in love. The Harbinger is coming… but who or what is it? All of humankind may fall if Trinity and Zayne can’t win the race against time as dark forces gather.

As tensions rise, they must stay close together and patrol the DC streets at night, seeking signs of the Harbinger, an entity that is killing Wardens and demons with no seeming rhyme or reason. Forbidden to be with each other, Zayne and Trinity fight their feelings and turn to unusual sources for help—the demon Roth and his cohorts. But as deaths pile up and they uncover a sinister plot involving the local high school and endangering someone dear to Zayne, Trin realizes she is being led – herded – played for some unknown end. As anger builds and feelings spiral out of control, it becomes clear that rage may be the ruin of them all.

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Book Review: PS… You’re Mine by Alexa Riley

PS… You’re Mine by Alexa Riley 
Series: Standalone
Genre: Contemporary Romance | Erotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: eBook
Source: Author
Published on January 30th 2016
Alexa Riley: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Katie Lovely signs up her class for a project, writing letters to Marines serving overseas, but a calculation error means she has to participate along with the class.

She isn’t prepared for what happens after she gets the first letter.

Sergeant Major Mark Gunner is serving his last tour and looking forward to getting out of the Marines. When he gets a letter that captures his heart, everything suddenly changes.

Their worlds connect and letters flow, creating a love unlike any other.

But when their time is up and the letters stop, will his claim remain?

Warning: This is a super quick, sweet, and dirty read with a small Valentine twist. *whispers* Don’t worry, it’s a happily ever after!

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Release Blitz Review: The Priest by SR Jones

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The Priest by SR Jones  
Series: Bratva Blood #5
Genre: Romance | Contemporary
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: eBook
Source: Give Me Books
Release date on February 19, 2021
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They call me The Priest, but there’s nothing holy about me.
Call sign: Priest
Occupation: Mercenary
Assignment: Hostage Extraction
The assignment was simple: Extract the hostage. Take out all hostiles. Relocate the hostage to a safe house.
The assignment was simple…
Until it wasn’t.
Roze is a mafia princess, but she doesn’t live in that world.
Innocent, young, and naïve, she’s become mine to protect.
Just a broken girl looking for some humanity, and a man with nothing left to give.
Yet, she’s the light to my dark and my soul yearns for her.
Lines are about to be crossed. Morals burned to the ground.
She’s the first thing I’ve wanted in forever, and I’m not about to walk away.
God help me.

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Book Review: Win Some, Lose Some by Shay Savage

Win Some, Lose Some by Shay Savage 
Series:  Standalone
Genre: Romance | Contemporary
Age Range: New Adult
Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on September 28th 2016
Shay Savage: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

For Matthew Rohan, every day is a struggle. Each task others complete without thinking is a challenge for him. Recently orphaned, he has to finish the last few months of high school and take care of his disabled sister on his own. When Mayra comes into his life, his comfortable routines implode. Matthew can’t handle change, but Mayra is unrelenting in her quest to understand him, to show him acceptance and maybe even love. When she breaks through his shell, Matthew’s world will never be the same again. An awkward boy with Asperger’s Syndrome, a persistent girl who pulls him out of his isolated existence, and a lottery ticket that will change their lives forever.

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Book Review: Haunting Blackie by Laurann Dohner

Haunting Blackie by Laurann Dohner 
Series: Cyborg Seduction, #8
Genre: Science Fiction | Romance | Paranormal | Erotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 260 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on December 4th 2016 by Laurann Dohner (first published February 2014)
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Eve’s mission is to rescue cyborgs from termination centers on Earth. In exchange, she and her sisters will go with them when they flee the planet. She is blindsided by the overwhelming attraction that draws her to one of them. He’s handsome, sexy, and she wants him, craves his touch as she has no other. She must send him to freedom but she makes him promise to wait for her.

Blackie cannot forget the courageous woman who saved him. He never learned whether she died during the rebellion or just changed her mind about leaving with him but he holds her within his lonely heart. He exists to serve the Cyborg Council and to protect the new world cyborgs have created. But that all changes when he discovers the woman who haunts his dreams is alive and the cyborg leaders left her behind to die. He’ll never lose her again and he’ll fight his own kind to avenge her and keep her by his side.

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Book Review: Dusk Before Dawn by Fiona Davenport

Dusk Before Dawn by Fiona Davenport 
Series: Love Bitten, #1
Genre: Paranormal | Romance | Novella
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 100 pages.
Source: My Copy
Published on October 11th 2020
Fiona Davenport: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Might contain spoilers.

Kieran Bancroft has spent almost a thousand years saving humans from evil vampires. Protecting potential consorts from nightwalkers gave Kieran something to focus on other than his dwindling hope that he’d ever find the one who was meant to be his.

Thana Fernsby had no idea vampires existed. Not until her aunt sprung an arranged marriage on her, and she went running into the night. Thana ended up at the door of a daywalker–the good kind of vampire that had been born instead of bitten.

Kieran would help any damsel in distress. But when he touched Thana and discovered she was his destined consort, the fight became personal.

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