Release Blitz: Calamity by Lexi Barr

Calamity

Beautiful Destruction Series, Book 1
by Lexi Barr
Publication Date: December 13, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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The first night our eyes met, my life was flipped upside down.
After a celebration with my best friend that resulted with a vicious attack, I was left questioning my very identity.

Who was Luna Russo, and why did I feel like such an intruder in her body?

The new life I built around what remained of myself began to crumble when a stranger walked through the door of my bakery.
A man who knew all of my secrets.
A man who reminded me of a painful night I’d rather forget.
And despite every ounce of my being warning me against it, I found myself trusting this man, believing in him.

With a heartbreaking past of his own, could love triumph even in the darkest of places?

About Lexi Barr

Lexi Barr is a debut contemporary romance author who writes heartbreakingly real characters dealing with tough situations. Her books are not written for the faint of heart.

She lives in a mitten with her husband, two wild dogs, and vocal cat. When she isn’t writing, you can find her watching The Office for the trillionth time, sipping chocolate milk, and being inspired by other amazing authors.

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•Cover Reveal• The Vendetti Empire: Capo Dei Cali-Ruthless Matteo Vendetti by Sapphire Knight

Title: The Vendetti Empire:Capo Dei Capi –
Ruthless Matteo Vendetti
Author: Sapphire Knight
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: CT Cover Creations
Release Date: December 17, 2018
Blurb
They’re the Vendetti crime familia, the most powerful mafia
name in New York…

Matteo Vendetti is a man who gets what he wants. As heir to
the Vendetti Empire and the capo dei capi’s throne, he’s only required to
do one thing. He must get married to prove that he’s matured and is stable
enough to take over. The stipulation doesn’t sound like much of a
challenge until he realizes who his betrothed is. Violet’s the Bottaro
Princessa, not just a random woman he met by chance in another
country. 

She’s young—too young by his standards. 

She’s headstrong—a problem for a dominant man like
Matteo. 

She’s desirable—the biggest issue of all. 

Before long, Matteo’s questioning himself, wondering if
Violet’s really such a burden, or if just maybe, he’s falling in love with
something other than the Empire.

Warning – This book is EXTREMELY STEAMY! Be prepared with
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Early Review
“WOW! Matteo and his brothers are HOT! By the time you finish
The Vendetti Empire you’re not going to know which one you love the most. I’ll
happily take them all!” 
– Victoria Ashley,
New York Times Bestselling Author
Excerpt
Her gaze flicks at me curiously, no doubt wondering what I’m
in for and how I got to be the one in line to marry Matteo in the first place.
His bloodline is practically Italian royalty, and I’m not from their part of
Italy. If we were home, I wouldn’t be considered “good enough” for him, and I’d
more than likely be his throwaway whore than his wife. I don’t know how my
father pulled it off, either. Sure, we’re part of the five influential families
in Chicago, but marrying the boss of bosses in New York is a damn big deal in
our world. My papa no doubt had some favors in his back pocket he called
in.  

I also can’t help but wonder, who could want us dead that
badly for him to show his hand to the Vendettis?
Family Structure
The Vendetti Familia

Romano and Liliana Vendetti – Parents

  

Matteo ‘Ruthless’ Vendetti (33) – 1st and
Capo dei capi, head of the familia

Salvatore Vendetti (30) – 2nd

Valentino Vendetti (27) – 3rd

Dante Vendetti (24) – 4th

Luciano Vendetti (21) – 5th

Santino Vendetti (18) – 6th

Cristiano Vendetti (16) – 7th
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•Triple Cover Reveal• Bound, Envy & Vice by Dani René

Bound

Sins of Seven, Book 5
by Dani René
Publication Date: January 15, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark, Romantic Suspense

My life came with a vow.
A promise to the blood line I’m born from.
Even though I loved my family, I knew I could never escape.
I’m bound to duty.

Until she walks into my life.
Blonde. Blue-eyed. Far too beautiful.

I shouldn’t bring her into this life.
My secrets are far too deadly.
Promises will be broken, but deception is right at my door.
Now I have a choice to make.
Love or blood.

*A dark romantic suspense standalone. BDSM themes run throughout this story.*

Envy

Sins of Seven, Book 6
by Dani René
Publication Date: February 5, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark, Romance

Seven Sins had nothing for me anymore.
That is until she walks in.
Eliana doesn’t remember me, she wouldn’t.
Taken from me years ago, I had no choice but to say goodbye.

It’s time to right the wrongs of the past.
But there are secrets woven into our past that will soon spill over.

I’d always envied my brother. We were always at war.
But now it’s time to ask for his help.
To put our differences aside and save the girl I love.

*A dark romance standalone. This story may contain triggers for certain readers.*

Vice

Sins of Seven, Book 7
by Dani René
Publication Date: February 26, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark, Romantic Suspense

My life is perfect, but my story isn’t.
My tastes are frowned upon.
However, I don’t allow society to dictate my proclivities.

I’m cruel. I’m cold. I’m heartless.

The list of submissives wanting me to train them is endless.
But when my newest student walks in, I’m challenged in every way.

*A romantic suspense standalone with BDSM themes, MM/MMF/FFM scenes.*

About Dani René

Dani is an international bestselling author and proud member of the Romance Writer’s Organization of South Africa (ROSA) and the Romance Writers of America (RWA).

A fan of dark romance that grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go. It’s from this passion that her writing has evolved from sweet and romantic, to dark and delicious. It’s in this world she’s found her calling, growing from strength to strength and hitting her stride.

On a daily basis, she has a few hundred characters, storylines, and ideas floating around in her head. From the feisty heroines she delivers to the dark, dominant alphas that grace the pages of her books, she promises light in a world filled with danger and darkness.

She has a healthy addiction to reading, TV series, music, tattoos, chocolate, and ice cream.

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•Cover Reveal• Privilege by Bethany-Kris

PRIVILEGE

by Bethany-Kris
Renzo + Lucia , #1
Publication Date: January 7, 2019
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance

Cover Reveal Credits: London Miller

SYNOPSIS

They didn’t come from the same world …

Born rich to a family of mafia royalty, Lucia Marcello was already destined to succeed. She wanted for absolutely nothing, until she met him.

Born poor to parents who never cared, Renzo Zulla was already destined to fail. He has struggled for absolutely everything, but she’ll prove to be his biggest fight yet.

She’s high society from the upscale suburbs.
He’s a drug dealer from New York’s slums.

They just weren’t meant to be … until they were.

What would it take to change a life—an entire perspective? All the things you thought you knew and wanted?

For them, it took thirty-six days.
And the privilege of meeting each other.

They shouldn’t be.
They don’t fit.
Love doesn’t care.

Note: Privilege is book one in a three-book trilogy following the same couple.

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The young woman screamed money. From the Cartier watch on her wrist to the diamond studs in her ears. Even the way her wavy light brown hair had been streaked with red and blonde highlights looked like something that had been done in a proper salon. And that was before Renzo thought to figure out what brand of jeans she had decided to paint on that morning, or if that was actual silk she was wearing for her blouse.

Yet, even through the money she might as well have been draped in, Renzo wasn’t so distracted that he couldn’t see Lucia was pretty.

That was a bit rude, really.

Beautiful was a better description.

She was tiny featured. Small lips with a perfect cupid’s bow. A button nose. High cheekbones. Soft lines on her face, and an even softer smile. She was petite in height, maybe only reaching his chin, but that didn’t detract from the shape of her hips or the tight cinch in her waist.

Shit.

He needed to get laid if he was noticing how nice looking some spoiled little rich girl from the other side of the city was. And he really didn’t need to be thinking about getting laid while he was holding Diego.

“Hi, Lucia,” Diego said. “Miss Teresa said you’re gonna work here now.”

Oh, for fuck’s sake.

Lucia nodded, and smiled back at Diego. “That’s right.”

Her gaze drifted to Renzo again.

“What?” he asked.

“I was thinking about offering you two a ride home. It’s late, and your little brother looks like he’s had a rough day. I don’t know how far you live from here, but do you really want to carry him the whole way?”

Renzo’s jaw stiffened. “Like I don’t do it every other day?”

Lucia didn’t miss the bite in his tone if the way her smile faded was any indication. Maybe he took a little bit of satisfaction in that, but he wasn’t about to admit it. Renzo wasn’t the type to be an asshole just to be an asshole. But here he was.

Something about this chick made his nerves stand up on fucking end. Like little hairs that felt something annoying or bad, and were reacting to it being too close.

He knew exactly where Lucia Marcello came from, and she was nothing like him. A privileged little girl who probably never knew what it was like to struggle, or walk the streets day after day because she wouldn’t eat otherwise.

He doubted she knew any of that kind of shit at all.

And for some reason, it just irked him like nothing else that she was so willing to stand there like she was and act as though there was no difference between the two of them. As if the two of them were somehow on level ground when it came to the rest of the world. Like she wasn’t wearing designer and silk while he was running around in frayed jeans and a leather jacket that he’d won from a bare fist boxing match three years ago.

Like her heels didn’t have red soles.

And his combat boots weren’t scuffed all to hell.

He was the poor kid from the Bronx.

She was the trust fund baby with mafia connections.

Oil and water.

Lucia seemed to pick up on his hesitance to take a ride from her, and she shrugged. “It’s just a ride, you know. You seemed angry inside, and I thought maybe I could make it a little better.”

Renzo arched a brow high. “Better?”

“That’s what I said.”

“A ride isn’t going to make my life better, Lucia.”

He didn’t miss the way her throat jumped when he said her name, or how her pretty mouth drifted open a little more. He was noticing too much about this chick, and at the moment, his brother was getting heavier by the second on his arm.

He figured, why not let Diego decide? His kid brother always had a better feeling about people than Renzo did. It was a talent, really.

“What do you think, Diego,” Renzo started to say, “should we ride with her?”

Lucia huffed a bit.

Diego just smiled. “Yeah, Ren.”

That was that.

“Guess we’ll take a ride,” Renzo muttered.

Lucia’s hazel gaze glittered when she smiled brilliantly all over again. She even did a little bounce on her feet that only added to her sprite-like joy.

Yeah.

He was noticing way too much.

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.

To keep up-to-date with new releases from Bethany-Kris, sign up to her New Release Newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/bf9lzD

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-Cover Re-Reveal- Hot Blooded by Kendall Grey

Hot-Blooded

‘Ohana Series, Book One
by Kendall Grey
Publication Date: July 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Paranormal Thriller

Purchase: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Apple Books | Google Play

“Hot-Blooded is hardcore; no holds barred, throw you to the floor and rip your heart out.” Reviews by Mel

“Hot sex, kick-ass female lead character, paranormal, suspense, and tons of emotion. I couldn’t put it down.” Filmchick

To Keahilani Alana, family is everything. When her mother dies, Keahilani must take charge of her siblings, but with an underage brother and no education, she’s out of both money and options–until she discovers the valuable secret her mother hid on the slopes of an extinct volcano.

Blake Murphy is an assassin working to infiltrate a Hawaiian cartel. He’s got his sexy surf instructor Keahilani pegged as a criminal–and not just because the passion between them is too hot and too dirty to be legal.

But the secret Keahilani discovered is bigger–and darker–than ties to a drug ring. As reality unravels and exposes truths about her family that should have remained deep under the mountain, Keahilani must either resist the call of her blood or risk losing everything to its darkness.

When Keahilani’s family is threatened, the only cure for her hot-blooded fury is a loaded clip with a body bag chaser.

Book 1 in Kendall Grey’s “‘Ohana” paranormal thriller series

About Kendall Grey

A whale warrior, indie freedom fighter, and vodka martini aficionado, Kendall Grey is calm like an F-bomb*. She writes about fierce women and the men who love them. Her aliases include Kendall Day (FALLING FOR MR. SLATER) and Seven Slade (COMING OUT).

Kendall lives off a dirt road near Atlanta, Georgia, with three mischievous Demonlings, a dashing geek in cyber armor, a long-haired miniature Dachshund that thinks she’s a cat, and an Aussie shepherd mix whose ice-blue eyes will steal your heart and hold it for ransom.

*Detonation manual not included.

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~Cover Reveal~ Gianni (Mafia Heat Book 2) by Ella Jade


Title: Gianni (Mafia Heat Book 2)
Author: Ella Jade
Genre: Contemporary Romance 


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ANGELIQUE
Dangerous. Intense. And more intriguing than I ever remembered.
He’s my every fantasy,
My secret crush,
My forbidden love.  

I saved myself for him,
Only him.
My father kept me sheltered from everything,
But Gianni wants to open up the world,
Let me experience it all. 

I respect his family,
Respect his loyalty.
Until it threatens to destroy us…

GIANNI
Smart. Sophisticated. Innocent.
And completely off limits.
The senator’s daughter has no business
With a mob enforcer like me.

Two worlds,
Different lives,
But when we’re together,
Everything makes sense.

I refuse to let anyone or anything come between us,
Even my family’s enemies,
No matter how dangerous they really are.


Book Two in the Mafia Heat Series
All books stand alone
Contains Mature Content





Ella Jade has been writing for as long as she can remember. As a child, she often had a notebook and pen with her, and now as an adult, the laptop is never far. The plots and dialogue have always played out in her head, but she never knew what to do with them. That all changed when she discovered the eBook industry. She started penning novels at a rapid pace and now she can’t be stopped.

 Ella resides in New Jersey with her husband, two teenage boys, and a feisty writing companion Chihuahua named Roxie. When she’s not chasing after her kids, she’s busy creating sexy, domineering men and the strong women who know how to challenge them in and out of the bedroom. She hopes you’ll get lost in her words.








{Cover Reveal} Maybe Ever After by Cassie Graham!


Title: Maybe Ever After 

Author: Cassie Graham 

Release Date: January 18, 2019 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Best Friends to Lovers, Angst, Nerd Romance



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No one tells you what happens when you fall in love with your best friend.

They don’t tell you it’s like waiting for the answer to a question no one can hear you ask.

Meet Brynn Darling. Successful event coordinator. Celebrity friends. At the top of her game. But after many failed attempts at finding love, and a realization that her best friend is clueless, she’s ready to move on.

Easton Cole has been in the friend zone since . . . well, forever. He fills the void with unimportant people and never gets attached. That is until Brynn begins seeing a guy who threatens everything he’s ever wanted.

All bets are off.

Maybe it’ll never happen.
Maybe she’ll fall in love.

Maybe they’ll get their ever after . . . after all.




Cassie Graham is a born and raised Arizona girl. Her sass knows no bounds and almost always has something kind to say, no matter the situation. She runs a platform of love and strives to bring those attributes out in every book she writes. 

She started writing early in her high school career after an English teacher forced her to write in a journal. Four years and thirty-something notebooks full of words later, she found her passion. 

If Cassie isn’t shoulder-deep in writing a version of a fairytale, you can find her front porch sitting with her husband and daughter, eating all the bread, gossiping with her best friends, visiting Disneyland, supporting strong women, listening to cheesy music and reading great books by amazing people. She loves binge-watching Supernatural, drooling over Dean, Sam and Cas, and going to conventions. She also enjoys spreading love any chance she can. So, if you run into her, give her a hug or a high-five. She guarantees they’re magic. 

Author of Unable to Resist, Anyone But Him, The Truth of a Liar, Enchanting Wilder, Surviving Wilder, Who Needs Air and The Girl Behind the Red Door.