Release Blitz: One Step After Another by Bethany-Kris


by Bethany-Kris
The After Another Trilogy, book #1
Publication Date: September 14, 2020
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Crime Thriller, Organized Crime

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He finds the unfindable, but she’s terribly good at hiding …

Penny Dunsworth is dead.

Well, she should be—a piece of her certainly is. The broken girl she once was no longer exists. Now a trained assassin for The League, she’s turned into the worst nightmare for the monsters who once haunted her every waking moment. She has to be … it’s the only way to keep her past safe. That is if she can keep it from catching up.

Luca Puzza is chasing a ghost.

He’s never once been able to catch her in the five years that he spent searching. Until now. The promise he made to find the girl who disappeared without a trace turned into an obsession that changed his life. But the woman he was looking for is only a shadow of who he finds. She’s dangerous … for his heart and life, and so are the secrets she’s protecting.

One can only play with monsters for so long before they start to notice you’re not the same. In this world, predators can just as easily become prey.

Except she stopped being a victim long ago.
And it’s time for this to end.


Note: One Step After Another is book one of the After Another trilogy following the same couple over a journey that takes them from present, to past, to future. The books should be read in order. The trilogy discusses triggering topics that may be uncomfortable for some. Please be advised and read at your own discretion.

“Where are we going?” Penny asked when they rounded another corner.

“Not far now. Ditch the wig.”


Luca ripped off his leather jacket and handed it over, barking, “Put this on and ditch the wig—now.”

She did as they came to a dank alley with only one door and several trash dumpsters. Moving in front of the dark green metal door that had clearly seen better days with all its dings and scuffs, Luca banged his fist five times against the middle. There wasn’t a handle on the outside but that was common for this place. There was only one official entrance but even that was hard to find.

Which was the point.

He banged on the door again.

To no avail.


“This is a dead end,” Penny hissed at him.

“Only on the surface,” he replied. “Just trust me. We need a minute. That’s all.”

“We don’t have a minute. They were right behind us!”


She’d tossed the wig into a dumpster. His jacket fit her well, though. The shouts from outside the alley gave away the fact that the chase wasn’t over yet, and if he didn’t figure out something soon, then …

Fuck it.

Luca banged on the door one more time and then he moved for Penny. He didn’t give her time to react before he reached down and ripped three holes into her black tights. Exposing her thighs and knees, he rubbed his hands into the dirt on the ground and marred her creamy, white exposed skin to dirty her up.

“What the fuck are you doing?” she asked, the pitch of her tone raising to a level he had never heard.

“Shut up and play along.”


He flipped up the hood of his sweater, thrust his hands into the messy braid that had fallen from her wig to mess it up even more, and then slammed her back into the brick wall of the building. The instinct of self-preservation kicked in for Penny, making her fist Luca’s sweater when her burning gaze met his.

Fight or flight.

He knew that all too well. Too bad he couldn’t give her the opportunity to do either.

Luca banged on the door right beside them one more time. “We just need another minute. That’s all.”

“You’re going to get us kill—”

No, he wasn’t.

Trust was earned, though.

“Hey, I hear something over here, man!”

Luca didn’t have any more time to prepare Penny for what he was going to do next, so he just did it. His lips crashed down on hers without warning. Her hands flexed harder into his sweater, simultaneously pushing him away but then pulling him closer when her eyes blew wide, and she realized what he was doing. The fast exploration of his hands down the curves of her hips came to a stop at the tight cinch of her waist, and he felt every single shiver that he earned from her for it, too.

He liked it.

Didn’t want to admit it.

But he did.

She tasted like pure heat and felt like silk. Even with the dirt on his palms as a barrier between his hands and her body. Even with her trembling lips working against his. Her shuddering breath let him deepen the kiss, make it look real.

Even if it felt that way already.

He didn’t have a choice. That’s what he would keep telling himself, anyway. They only needed another minute and—

Yo—what the fuck are you two doing?”

One of the dumpsters had allowed Luca and Penny a bit of privacy from the two men standing at the end of the alleyway in the light. The shadows helped even more to keep them from further view.

He bared his teeth and glared. “Fuck off—I paid for this. Get your own.”

Luca knew how it would appear. A guy and a hooker in a dank alley next to a dirty dumpster. The dead end wouldn’t lead the pursuers to anything worth chasing. And those men weren’t really looking for him in the first place.

The two men passed a look between each other. Penny’s leg came up to hook around Luca’s hip, showing off one of the rips and dirt on her skin. Nothing else, though. It did, however, push their bodies closer together, doing nothing to hide the erection growing under his jeans.


Why was his throat so tight?


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:The Librarian & The Beast by SJ Sanders

Length: 242 pages

Published: July 7, 2020

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited


Beni has lived a charmed existence in Dunvar Citadel, but one that is coming quickly to an end. When she loses her position as transcriber in the citadel library to a newcomer, she knows that is only a matter of time before the council will insist that she marry. Although she dreads the idea of being one of many wives to her husband, her more immediate and pressing concern is her replacement—a man who is conspiring with the chancellor to weed out non-essential fiction that distract the women workers within the citadel.

In attempt to save the books, Beni herself ends up requiring saving when she falls into a river. Her savior, however, is far beyond anything she ever could have imagined. The Mintar is far from human in appearance and social niceties, he isn’t even particularly friendly, yet he promises to return her safely home. All that is required is a pretense of mating to keep the other males of his clan from courting her. That is certainly no hardship as far as she is concerned, especially not with so much in the village to keep occupied, alien scrolls to explore, and an opportunity to do what she loves. What she doesn’t plan on is falling in love with the stoic male who doesn’t want a mate.

Faltz carries the scars on his body and heart from losing his parents as a calf. Females are frightened by his appearance and he doesn’t consider himself worthy of having a mate and family when his parents died saving him. Caring for a lost human is an annoying inconvenience, but he is determined to see it through and get the feisty female home safely…even if that means deceiving his queen and entire clan by pretending a mating with her. When pretense turns into truth, Faltz’s honor is tested when he is forced to face one fact…when she leaves, how would he continue without her?

Book contains graphic sex and violence

My thoughts 💭

This was an enjoyable read. Beni and Faltz had good chemistry. It took meddling friends and a kidnapping to make them realize they’d rather stay together.

Blog Tour: Enchanted By The Spirit by Dora Blume

Title: Enchanted by the Spirit
Author: Dora Blume 
Series: Enchanted by the Craft Book 4
Genre: Urban Fantasy 

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Best friends forbidden to fall in love. A magical army out for blood. The only one who can help, held captive by a vengeful God.

Zoe always looks out for herself, except when it comes to Theo. His whole life as a sage was about protecting her from a secret that will shatter the world as she knows it.

The night she sees a ghost changes everything. Her powers bring a vengeful God and his army out for blood. Theo doesn’t know if he can keep Zoe safe, hide their relationship, and help her find the Goddess who can save them all.

Because if anything goes wrong, their love and their lives will be over. .

If you love sexy magical characters, steamy romance, and rollercoaster of emotions you’ll love Enchanted by the Spirit.

One-Click this magical adventure today!

Dora Blume is a middle school English teacher by day, writer by night. She tends to write spunky, bad-ass female characters. She has an Urban Fantasy series called The Shikari. It’s filled with quirky characters on a quest to save the world from demons. Her second series is Enchanted by the Craft series. Five siblings are on a race to stop the God before he destroys the world. 

Being a teacher, she couldn’t help but write a young adult drama. Haunted by a Moment is a dramatic novel about a girl who’s life is falling apart. She’s trying to pick up the pieces before she goes mad. It’s about the darker side of being a teenager.

In her spare time, Dora reads a ton of books and enjoys a good hard cider. She loves to read as much or more than she loves to write. She lives with her two dogs in beautiful, albeit cold, Minnesota. 

Blog Tour: The Long Way Home by Benjamin Smile with Steve Eggleson

Title: The Long Way Home 

Authors: Benjamin Smile With Steve Eggleston 
Genre: Memoir, addiction, mental health, self-help



Benjamin survived a childhood that no child should ever have to face.  As he grew, so did his need to be free from his traumatic past and his urge to escape.
He found Gambling, Drugs, Drink, Women and Crime as a way to express his inner turmoil and with each vice came harsh consequences.
Benjamin Smile’s stunning life story is a rollercoaster and it was a miracle that he survived at all, yet survive he did and he even managed to find happiness and success.
This incredibly honest, brave and thought provoking story will keep you awake long after your bedtime to read just one more page then another then another.

*** A percentage of the sale price will be donated to the charity, MIND ***


About The Authors 

Benjamin Smile:

This is a true story, but some names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of the individuals.

Benjamin is an entrepreneur who enjoys putting deals together and in between business his passion is to travel with his wife Anna and his two children. Benjamin is a regular at his local cinema and loves to watch movies. He strongly believes in the following words:

“It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.”

Steve Eggleston

Steve is a critically acclaimed author and accomplished memoirist as well as a best-selling ghost writer. He lives in magical Somerset, England, with his wife and children, where he devotes his free time to painting and sketching horses. Learn more about Steve’s interesting life and career at 

Book Blitz: Simmer by Mesha Stone


An Infernal World Novella
by Measha Stone
Publication Date: June 30, 2020
Genres: Psychological Thriller

Purchase: Amazon

We’ll teach her to be a good wife.
It’s our job and we won’t fail her.

There are rules here.
Don’t eat until Papa has.
Do all your chores.
Learn your lessons.
Be grateful.
Don’t break the rules.
But I did…

About Measha Stone

USA Today Bestselling Author Measha Stone is a lover of all things erotic and fun who writes kinky romantic suspense and dark romance novels. She won the 2018 Golden Flogger award in two categories, Best Advanced BDSM and Best Anthology. She’s hit #1 on Amazon in multiple categories in the U.S. and the U.K. When she’s not typing away on her computer, she can be found nestled up with a cup of tea and her kindle.

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New Release! Married With Me by Bailie Hantam

Title: Married With Me: A With Me In Seattle Universe Novel

Author: Bailie Hantam 

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Release Date: June 22nd 

Married With Me – A With Me in Seattle Universe Novel

She’s the one girl who’s off limits. He’s the one she’s always wanted.

From the moment, Justin Ellis reunites with his best friend’s little sister in Las Vegas, his world is turned upside down. Angela is beautiful and smart and everything he wants. But they cannot have more than their week-long fling before they both go back to their lives in Seattle.
Deciding to give her brother’s best friend a Vegas experience was probably not Angela York’s smartest move. Especially since she never really got over her school girl crush on him. And why, oh why, did the Vegas experience have to include a drunken night at a wedding chapel.
Will they see that they are meant for one another? Or are they headed straight for divorce?

2019 Debut Author, Bailie Hantam, hails from sunny South Africa. She has been writing stories from as early as she can remember. After finally deciding to take it seriously five years ago she finally hit publish in March this year. She writes both Contemporary and Paranormal Romance and the world of Romantic Suspense in 2020.

She is blessed to have a very supportive family who have encouraged her every step of the way. She’s a series binger (of both books and screen); a stationary hoarder and an avid reader. When she’s not writing you can usually find her curled up next to her two border collies either reading or writing in her journal.

Cover Reveal: This Is So Happening by Amelia Kingston

This is So Happening

by Amelia Kingston
Publication Date: August 4, 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Preorder: Amazon

Book two in the So Far, So Good series

A torturously tempting love story.

Jessica “Jessie” Allen is sugary sweet and perpetually perky. Running on an endless supply of enthusiasm, she’s in constant motion. The people pleaser is running herself ragged to make other people happy, anything to avoid having to figure out what would make her happy.

Devin Bennett is her complete opposite, the immovable object to Jessie’s unstoppable force. Jessie is drawn to him like a valley girl to an outlet mall, but Devin dodges her advances better than a UFC fighter. The tall, dark, tattooed and brooding mechanic hates change and the perky blond co-ed shoving it down his throat. The longer she’s around, the harder it is to keep his hands off her perfect body and his lips away from her sassy mouth.

For the first time in her life Jessie knows what she wants. Devin Bennet. And she’s not above torturing him with temptation to make it happen.

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About Amelia Kingston

Amelia Kingston is many things, the most interesting of which are: California girl, writer, traveler, and dog mom. She survives on chocolate, coffee, wine, and sarcasm. Not necessarily in that order.

She’s been blessed with a patient husband who’s embraced her nomad ways and traveled with her to over 30 countries across 5 continents (I’m coming for you next, Antarctica!). She’s also been cursed with an impatient (although admittedly adorable) terrier who pouts when her dinner is 5 minutes late.

She writes about strong, stubborn, flawed women and the men who can’t help but love them. Her irreverent books aim to be silly and fun with the occasional storm cloud to remind us to appreciate the sunny days. As a hopeless romantic, her favorite stories are the ones that remind us all that while love is rarely perfect, it’s always worth chasing.

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Review: Fae Captive by Elle Middaugh & Ann Denton

Length: 311 pages

Published: April 22, 2020


Source: Kindle Unlimited


They think capturing me will help them win the war.

But they just made the biggest mistake of their lives.

As a summer fae princess and chief enforcer for the Mage Police, it’s my job to stop shifters dead in their tracks—emphasis on the dead part. And if one criminal slips through my fingers while I bag another, well, that’s not a good enough reason to demote me—in my opinion.

Determined to prove myself to the mages, I go after the worst criminal out there: The Shadow. But when that mission gets blown all to hell, I find myself a captive of three shifter warlords.

Being their prisoner shows me all about the darker side of the war. But the thing is… I’m not afraid of the dark.

Or them.

My thoughts 💭

I liked this book. Aubry is good at her job as chief enforcer but she’s drawn the attention of the shadow and his crew. She gets captured by them and finds that everything she’s been told may not be truth and these criminals may be her mates. Brodie accepts the mate bond and is determined to make her admit her feeling for him. He was a psychopath but I loved him! Easton and Aubry have a connection but Brodie doesn’t want to share…hopefully he gets over it soon. I don’t really know how to feel about Drake. He started opening up some but then there’s the mess he made by trying to stick to the plan. I can’t wait to read the next book!

Review: Prize by Sara Fields

Published:April 3, 2020


Source: Kindle Unlimited


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: Conveniently Convicted by Ivy Asher & Raven Kennedy

Length: 280 pages

Published: March 9, 2020


Source: Kindle Unlimited


Nightmare Penitentiary is no joke. The worst of the worst in the paranormal world end up at NP, and I just got sentenced there.

For others, this might be cause for freaking the hell out. But for me, it’s a fucking relief.

You see, I’ve been sold off to the big bad asshole, Alpha Bowen – thanks mom and dad! But if they think I’m going to go quietly, or at all, they haven’t been paying attention to how I roll.

Nightmare Penitentiary is the perfect place to escape, and I’m ready. If only people would stop trying to break me out. Seriously, it’s annoying.

I’m ready to relax and serve my sentence, but then I meet the prison guard, Rook. I can’t seem to escape his heated stares, the head wobbles, or the dimples. Sweet pop rocks, the dimples!

You’re not supposed to meet the male of your dreams in prison, but tell that to fate. Too bad I’m not as out of reach from the troubles hunting me down as I thought… and now, there’s nowhere to run because, like, I got myself imprisoned. FML.

My thoughts 💭

I loved this book! Sinclair was absolutely crazy and Rook was taken along for the ride. Their story was entertaining and I couldn’t stop reading. Like Sinclair’s games were crazy but absolutely hilarious.