Release Blitz: Counts Of Eight by Brynn Ford


Title: Counts of Eight 
Author: Brynn Ford 
Series: The Four Families #1
Genre: Dark Romance





All of my choices had been stripped from me except for one. Dance or die.

Three years ago, I was taken, stolen away, far from the world I knew, far from civilization. I became a slave, forced to serve one of the four families with my talent.

I’d been abused, battered, tortured in isolation. My master brought me men, partners for performance, but they failed to live up to the high standard of dance my master required.

Until one day, he brought me a new man. A blond-haired, green-eyed, dreamy new man who had no idea what was coming.

The men before him had disappeared. I presumed they were dead. I couldn’t afford myself the luxury of hoping they’d made it out alive because that would give me hope that I might someday do the same.

Hope was a dangerous thing and this new man’s spirit still thrummed with that electric spark of lightness. I would be the woman to strip that hope from him piece by tiny piece until he had none left. Only then could I control him, use him. Only then could I even consider the possibility of a predictable, complacent survival in this nightmare life.

And until that time came, I would make the only choice I was given the liberty of making.

Dance or die.

CONTENT WARNING: This book contains explicit sexual content, violence, and mature themes including scenes where consent is not sought or given. The author in no way condones such heinous acts, but rather seeks to immerse the reader in the true horror of the characters’ experiences. This is your trigger warning – reader discretion is advised.

SERIES NOTE: “Counts of Eight” is book one of three in the Four Families trilogy. It is not a standalone and the books must be read in order. The author plans to release books one and two in 2020 and book three by early 2021. The cliffhanger ending may provoke you to fling this book at the wall. Best of luck to you, daring readers.








Brynn Ford is an author of romance in all of its beautiful and sensually taboo forms. She is a lover of the dark, twisted, and playful and strives to bring the unmentionable aspects of passionate romance into her stories.

Brynn resides in the Midwest with her husband and sons, whom she expects will someday be embarrassed by their mom’s books. When she isn’t obsessively writing, you may find her binge watching favorite shows while eating far too much junk food or fanatically reading, always seeking to lose herself in the emotional roller coaster of a damn good story.

She is quite the idealist, despite her fascination with the wicked and warped aspects of humanity. Some of her stories may run out of words before a happily ever after, but she’s a firm believer that her characters continue to live on outside the pages in the minds of her readers. Stories don’t end just because there aren’t anymore pages to turn.  


Instagram: @brynnfordauthor 

 

Cover Reveal: Fractured Ties by Bethany-Kris

FRACTURED TIES: BOYKOV BRATVA

by Bethany-KrisCover Credits: London MillerPublication Date: June 8, 2020Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance, Standalone

Everything comes with a price.Kolya Boykov isn’t afraid to die—he’s already been dead for a long time.All it takes is one look at her from across the bar, and Kolya comes to life again. She’s fragile and beautiful and caged. Taking her was the last thing he should have done, but he’s never wanted anything like he wants Maya. As the son of a Bratva boss, no one can stop him from having her.Maya Kozlov wishes she was invisible—mistreated and unloved, they never let her forget it.All it takes is a few words from him, and Maya’s life is turned upside down all over again. He’s cold and harsh and terrifying. She should have run the first chance she could, but that’s the thing about Kolya; he makes her want to stay. As the unwanted daughter of a dead man, she just wants to be happy.There’s only one problem. It’s more than just Kolya who wants to keep Maya forever. Family, legacy, and the mafia … nothing will stand in their way.The cost of this betrayal is high.What will be the price?*Note: Fractured Ties is a standalone Boykov Bratva mafia romance.

“Kolya,” Ivan greeted, “since when do you make your way to my part of town?”

“Since tonight.” Kolya drummed his leather-clad fingertips to the worn bar and gave Ivan a look from the side. “Seems I’m needed down this way, unfortunately.”

“Thought you weren’t the type to—”

“Could I get you something?”

Kolya stiffened.

That voice.

Soft, and sweet, yet bubbly and friendly.

Not at all what he expected to greet him when the bartender made his—no, shit, apparently her—way down to serve him. It was something about the fact there was a woman here … a woman with the softest, sweetest tone he had ever heard … that made him hesitate.

And tense.

A knot of stress pulled his shoulder blades together.

Still, he looked at the woman.

Pixie-like in her features, the top of her head would barely reach his chest. He could probably use her fucking head as an arm rest when he was standing beside her. Her tiny button nose accentuated the rest of her dainty features. She had small lips, pink and uncolored by makeup or stain, that smiled even though he found hesitance and uncertainty in her blue eyes.

And blue.

Damn, so blue.

Like the ocean right before a storm.

Or a sky on a cloudless summer day.

But her hair was pin-straight hanging over her shoulders, and jet-black.

Like the darkest night.

Like tar.

Like his soul.

She wasn’t particularly dressed up, but she wasn’t dressed down in her outfit, either. Simple straight-leg, tight jeans and a bohemian-style blouse. It told him she had dressed to look appropriate, but not draw attention.

He didn’t blame her.

The only attention a woman like her—delicate, beautiful, and sweet-looking—might find here was the bad kind.

Kind of like him.

Because, yeah, Kolya noticed her.

Something he didn’t do.

“Maya, stop standing there,” Ivan barked, drawing Kolya’s attention away from the woman, “and make yourself useful, yes? Go do anything else but be near me.”

“Sorry,” the woman—Maya—whispered.

Quickly, she scurried off.

“I wanted a drink,” Kolya groused, shooting Ivan a glare.

Really, he just wanted Maya to come back.

So he could tell her to run.

ABOUT BETHANY-KRIS

Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.

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Review: Prize by Sara Fields

Published:April 3, 2020

Rating:⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

I was for sale, but he didn’t buy me. He just took me.

Exiled from Earth by a tyrannical government, I was meant to be sold for use on a distant world. But Vane doesn’t buy things. When he wants something, he takes it, and I was no different.

This alien brute didn’t just strip me, punish me, and claim me with his whole crew watching. He broke me, making me beg for mercy and then for far more shameful things. Perhaps he would’ve been gentle if I hadn’t defied him in front of his men, but I doubt it. He’s not the gentle type.

When he carried me aboard his ship naked, blushing, and sore, I thought I would be no more than a trophy to be shown off or a plaything to amuse him until he tired of me, but I was wrong.

He took me as a prize, but he’s keeping me as his mate.

My thoughts 💭

This book just wasn’t for me. I guess Nina and Vane are masochists and I couldn’t get into it with barely any affection. I prefer at least a little affection.

Review: If You Say So by Lani Lynn Vale

Length: 262 pages

Published: October 29, 2019

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: purchased

Synopsis

Gabriel Luca Maldonado, III and Francesca Leandra Solomon were meant to be. They were so in love that everybody prayed for what they had.

Everything was glorious. They would get married, have children and live a perfect life. She would be a doctor in the emergency room once she finished her doctorate, and he would be a badass Navy SEAL and save people for a living.

But then Luca is deployed across the world, and per military regulations, Frankie isn’t allowed to follow.

They’ve overcome a lot in their short relationship, and they can overcome this, too. Two years was a piece of cake. She’d finish her schooling and wait for him. And when he finally returned home, they would marry.

But two months into Luca’s deployment, the unthinkable happens, and Frankie is left alone and heartbroken, knowing that she’ll have to face the rest of life without Luca at her side.

***

Fast forward two years, and Frankie is exactly where her fiancé’s father left her, in a pit of despair that she has no hope of ever finding her way out of.

She lives life one second at a time, depressed and alone, hoping tomorrow won’t hurt like today.

She finds a job, moves, and hopes that the nightmares won’t swallow her whole.

But just as she thinks that she’s getting better, one of her nightmares walks through the doors of her ER, and that nightmare has a name.

Gabriel Luca Maldonado, III. In the flesh.

Also healthy and whole, and definitely no longer missing.

Sadly, it only takes her a half a second to realize that the man that left her isn’t the same man that returned.

The old one wanted her. The new one? Well, he’s definitely not interested anymore.

My thoughts 💭

This was an interesting read. It kept my attention and was sweet! Luca and Frankie were made for each other and even amnesia couldn’t keep them apart.

Cover Reveal & Pre-Order: The Hottie In Finance by TK Cherry


Title: The Hottie In Finance 
Author: TK Cherry 
Genre: Interracial, Romantic Comedy 
Release Day: June 19th
Artist: Ginny Leano – @ginnydesigns IG / ginnyleanodesigns FB
Cover Designer: T.E. Black Designs – @teblackdesigns





𝘿𝙤𝙚𝙨𝙣𝙩 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙖𝙩𝙚?

𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗿 “𝗙𝗼𝘅𝘆 𝗕𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻” 𝗥𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝘂𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱. 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗻, 𝘀𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗲𝘁 𝗗𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻 “𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗲𝗲𝗳𝗰𝗮𝗸𝗲” 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗿. 𝗢𝗻𝗲 𝗴𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗿-𝗳𝗼𝗰𝘂𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀𝘄𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗺𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗮 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲-𝘀𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗻.

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝗼𝗻𝗲-𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗰𝗿𝘂𝘀𝗵 𝘁𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗮 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗻 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗗𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻 𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗮 𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝗻 𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮. 𝗨𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗹𝘆, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗮𝘄 𝗼𝗳 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝘂𝗯𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗯𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹.

𝙎𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩.
𝙒𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙗𝙪𝙞𝙡𝙙.
𝘼𝙣𝙙 𝙬𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙭𝙞𝙤𝙣.

𝗟𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝗙𝗼𝘅𝘆 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄, 𝗕𝗲𝗲𝗳𝗰𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝘁𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗵𝗲’𝘀 𝗰𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝗲𝗿. 𝗖𝗮𝗻 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗴𝘂𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝘄𝗼 𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗮 𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗶𝗻𝗵𝗶𝗯𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀? 𝗢𝗿 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗴𝗴𝗹𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝘀𝗾𝘂𝗮𝘀𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘁 𝗮𝘁 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲?







You can take the girl out of Detroit, but you’ll never take Detroit out of this girl.

For TK Cherry, it’s pop–not soda, and Tim Hortons over everything else.

Born and raised in The Motor City, TK now enjoys little or no winters in the Carolinas. By day, she’s a spreadsheet whiz and frequent flyer. By night, she lives for keeping her loyal readers on the edge of their seats with steamy tales of happily ever after.



Twitter: @TKCherryFiction


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Review: The Fae King’s Curse by Jamie Schlosser

Length: 281 pages

Published: April 15, 2020

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

Kirian and I were just twelve years old when I pulled him from the icy waters of the creek behind my house. As he looked in my direction with unseeing lavender eyes, I quickly realized our age was just about the only thing we had in common. He spoke with an accent, he had pointy ears, and he was so beautiful it made my heart ache. Oh, and he claimed to be a fae prince cursed by witches who stole his sight.

I thought he was crazy from hypothermia. Turns out, he wasn’t, and for some reason he keeps coming back. But a day in my world is a year in his. Every time I see him, he’s older. Wiser. Hotter.

Over the past six years, I’ve tried not to fall in love with him because the terms of the curse are clear: If he doesn’t wait for his fated mate in all ways, including an innocent (or not-so-innocent) kiss, he’ll be blind forever.

So when Kirian kisses me and pulls me through the portal to his realm, I make it my mission to do some damage control. It’d be a whole lot easier if he wasn’t determined to marry me… And if someone wasn’t trying to murder me every step of the way.

My thoughts 💭

I enjoyed this book! Kirian and Quinn were adorable. They’ve had feelings for each other since they were 12 and when the thought of not seeing each other anymore comes up they both get a little crazy. I loved how they loved each other! This was an interesting read with the love, betrayal, new friends and happy ever after. I can’t wait to read the next book!

Review: Lunchtime Chronicles: Thick Cut by S. London

Length: 91 pages

Published: October 8, 2019

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

She thinks she can hump and dump me. No damn way.

Griffin Phillips

I spent eighteen years in the Army, and nothing hit me as hard as this woman. The first time I saw her picture, I wanted to drop to my knees and worship at her feet. Fiona Cooper is thick and curvy the way I like my women. I don’t care that we’ve only talked online. She wants to be friends with benefits, but she’s already mine.

Fiona Cooper

After the year I’ve had, I’m ready for some fun. My friend is getting married in the same city where my online boy toy lives. Griffin Phillips is big all over and cut to perfection. I have plans to satisfy my craving for him, but this attraction between us will forever be strictly physical.

THICK CUT is an interracial erotic romance (BWWM) with a HEA. It is a part of the Lunchtime Chronicles series which can be read as standalone novels.

WARNING: This book is different from ALL previous Siera London books. THICK CUT contains explicit sex and graphic language.

My thoughts 💭

This was an enjoyable quick read. Fiona is in denial about what’s between her and Griffin. Griffin is sure he’s not letting his woman get away from him.