Review: Enslaved By The Alpha Warlord by Gabby Dark

Length: 75 pages

Published: November 29, 2019

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

These possessive aliens didn’t come to conquer.

They came searching for mates to breed.

They read our secret thoughts. Perceive our most intimate emotions.

They do not ask. They do not buy or trade. They do not bargain. They take.

In an attempt to escape her cruel fate as a maid in the house of one of the most hated families in the nation, Aurora runs into a body as hard as granite. The seven foot tall warrior resembles a Viking and an alien beast all rolled into one. He’s dominant, his body glows with electric vibes, and he exudes a strength she’s never known.

When he cuts down her attackers, Aurora knows this savage doesn’t come to make peace.

He throws her over his shoulder and says one word: Mine.

Vaxar is a Zunatorian soldier—named an alpha warlord for his brutal strength and battle tactics. When the King sends him on a mission that doesn’t include a bloody massacre, he is less than pleased.

But then, Vaxar captures the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. The human is gentle, responsive to his touch, and made to be pleasured by an alpha.

Aurora stirs Vaxar’s inner beast and awakens his need to mate. There’s one thing Vaxar has always wanted more than fighting. A companion. And furthermore, an heir. He sees his future in Aurora. He sees his mission in a different light and knows she is the one who was promised to him.

A handmaiden. And a vicious warrior. Was their union fated?

My thoughts 💭

This was a good steamy alien romance. Aurora was trying to escape one life and ends up captured by aliens. Vaxar is sweet but all alpha male. He captures Aurora and claims her then tells her all the naughty things he’s going to do to her. I enjoyed the chemistry between the two.

Release Blitz: All For You: A Single Dad Anthology


Title: All for you anthology: a single dad romance compilation
Authors:   Autumn Archer  Brie Paisley  Summer Zoris  Laura Farr
  Rachael Tonks  Paige Thomas  Stacy McWilliams  Rae B Lake 
 Renea Porter   Lara Norman   Eden Rose 






All for you anthology: a single-dad romance compilation

Our amazing authors bring you heartfelt stories of love and healing in the ALL FOR YOU ANTHOLOGY: a single-dad romance anthology.
You’ll go on a journey with various characters as they find love— even against all odds. These stories will range from sizzling-hot to sweet and sexy.
Prepare to melt with this terrific compilation of single dad short stories.





Autumn Archer: A Northern Irish #1 Bestselling Romance Author who thrives on gin and the written word. She’s a mother to two cool kids, two cute dogs and has a fluffle of wild rabbits in the back garden. Between working in the city during the day, entertaining the brood, feeding the husband and cuddling with the pups, she somehow manages to write romance.


Brie Paisley is a small town gal from Mississippi. She always wanted to write at a young age and was always filling journals with her thoughts and short stories. Brie started with the idea of Worshipped a year ago and with the encouragement of her husband and sister in law, she was able to write her first book. When she is not writing, you can find her reading a good book, painting, scrapbooking, or watching a good movie with her husband and her boxer.


Summer Zoris is an author, wife, mother, reader and coffee lover who loves to take you on an emotional ride with her books.
When she was younger, it was her best friend who got her into writing in the first place. School was boring? Afternoon off? Fanfic writing was what they would do for hours to no end. Publishing, though, hadn’t been anything on Summer’s radar until she woke up one day from a very vivid dream. It was one of those you can’t get rid of, so she ended up writing it down. And writing some more on it. Until a full story started to emerge. It was her best friend who ended up pushing her to take the next step and put the book out there.

Laura Farr: A Wife and Mummy of 2 who is pursuing her dream of writingRachael Tonks is a romance author with a love of books, and a particular love of the romance genre. As a child Rachael could always be found with her head in a book, but it wasn’t until the beginning of 2015 when Rachael’s love of books really took over. Reading spurred on her desires to put pen to paper. Starting out her career with a new adult romance novel, she has now published multiple novels, ranging from dark romance to contemporary. Rachael lives in the steely suburb of Sheffield, in the north of England with her family. She has 3 beautiful children and a crazy dog. She loves nothing more reading with a good cup of tea and is self-proclaimed chocoholic!


Paige Thomas debut novel Starstruck was originally released by Ellora’s Cave Publishing in 2013, with her first short story Count Me In following close behind. Since parting ways with the now defunct publisher, she decided to become an independent author.

Paige is a contemporary romance author who loves to add splashes of other genres into her work. Whether it’s thriller, suspense, mystery or paranormal, someone’s usually sarcastic and someone always gets laid.

She lives on the central coast of New South Wales, Australia with her husband and son, and continues to battle her addiction to dark chocolate and hot musicians.

She wants to be Stephen King when she grows up.


Stacy McWilliams is a Scottish Author who loves romance. All of her books have a romantic element and her books will keep you on the edge of your seat, make you want to throw your kindle around and her characters will make you either love them or loathe them.

Rae B Lake is a daydreamer, nurse, bookworm, nature enthusiast, wife, momma, animal activist and an optimist. She has lived her entire life in NYC and loves to travel with her family. She believes that sweets should have a larger piece of the nutritional pyramid and that Buffy the Vampire Slayer was one of the best TV shows ever invented. When she is not working as a nurse in her community, she can either be found reading, writing, or taking a walk while listening to music. She has been writing books in her mind for as long as she can remember but decided that maybe there were others out in the world that would find joy in the words she would put down on the page.

Renea Porter is best known for writing realistic stories with realistic characters. Her stories may even cause you to shed a tear or two. She mainly writes New Adult and Contemporary Romances. However, she’s not afraid to venture into other genres like Paranormal Romance.
She enjoys spending time with her husband of fourteen years, and stepson. She calls Pennsylvania home but loves to travel and try new things. In her free time, you can catch her reading books, watching reality tv, and baking.

Lara Norman used to scribble her fictional characters down on legal pads in high school, and then not show them to anyone. In recent years, she started posting her work in public forums for feedback, which gave her the courage to publish professionally.
She needs copious amounts of coffee and chocolate to survive. She enjoys eavesdropping on the character conversations in her head, which she has been assured doesn’t make her crazy. She always gets the best ideas while in the shower, driving, or about to fall asleep.

Though she’s a Florida girl at heart, Lara currently resides in the Blue Ridge Mountains with her husband of twenty years and their three children, where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age fifteen.


Eden Rose As a child, I loved telling stories to entertain myself and my friends from the beginning. The most outlandish stories about random things that I concocted in my head, I would tell to my friends and family. It took many years for me to harness that into an actual book. Once I bit the bullet and decided to publish Save Me (The Lucky Family Series), I had to continue writing.


Blog Tour: Chasing Sunshine by A. L. Shea


Title: Chasing Sunshine 
Author: A. L. Shea 
Genre: Romance, Suspense 
Series: Love in the crossfire #1





A detective with something to prove…

Working the homicide division in Galena, IL isn’t exactly a high-stress lifestyle, and Detective Adam Emerson wouldn’t have it any other way. For the most part, his day consists of giving his partner migraines, hunting for his missing brother, and struggling to pin a shred of evidence on the violent crime lords of Illinois.

A sociopath with a dangerous obsession…

Liam Cavanaugh is the latest in a long line of criminals. Their spotless reputation and deep pockets have kept them out of prison for as long as they can remember. But his right hand man has betrayed him, and everything’s about to change.

A girl running for her life…

Being the black sheep of her family was something Claire McBride was accustomed to. Being the last surviving member was not. One minute she’s crushing on her older brother’s best friend, the next, her brother’s nightmarish secret life has become her terrifying reality.

A triangle with deadly consequences…

Caught in the middle of the Emerson-Cavanaugh war, tragedy and destruction dog Claire’s every step. These two men will do just about anything to be with her–including murder. Desperate to keep Adam alive, Claire is left to unravel the truth behind the darkness that shrouds her world.

The truth is about to come to light and burn them all alive. But some secrets are better left buried.







Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, there was a brain. This brain enjoyed the color purple, cuddling animals, soft blankets, nap time, and drinking coffee. The brain lived in a cave, on an island, and spent all of its time reading books and avoiding people.
Then one day, the brain decided it wanted to write a book.
Lightning struck and a million ideas came to life inside of the brain. So many ideas, so many voices, the brain actually exploded, split in two pieces, never to be meshed into one again.
Several lifetimes later, Allana Kephart and Lissa Lynn Thomas are the owners of each half of the broken brain. Together, they are A.L. Shea. 



Release Blitz/ARC Review: Emerald by Sophie Lark

Title: Emerald
A Dark Mafia Romance
Series: Colors of Crime #5
Author: Sophie Lark
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 12, 2020
Blurb
She Tried To
Kill Me…

She crept into my room with a syringe full of poison.

Now she’s my prisoner.

She refuses to tell me who sent her or why.

But I’ll get every last secret out of her. Through pleasure or through
punishment. 

I captured her
and now she belongs to me…

“Emerald” is a
dark and dominating mafia romance, Book 5 in the Colors of Crime series. It’s a
stand-alone novel, full of intrigue, danger, and sexy bedroom scenes. Contains
spanking, so if such material offends you, do not read
.

My thoughts 💭

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I enjoyed Sloane and Ivan’s story. They both are great at what they do but they’re even better together. Their chemistry was amazing. This was an enjoyable story with suspense, action and insta-love. I definitely recommend reading.

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Excerpt
I was only six years old the first time I fired a gun. Eight
when my father forced me to hold my breath again and again in a bathtub full of
ice water. Twelve when he made me survive three nights alone in northern Maine
in the winter.

I know my father wasn’t right in the head. The problem is
that when you work for the CIA most of your adult life, it’s hard to
distinguish between paranoia and actual threats.

It took me longer than it should have to figure out
something was wrong. That some of the things my father was seeing weren’t
actually there. The cars “following” us. The “messages” he was being sent.

I had no frame of reference. I’d never attended a normal
school. I had no friends. My father was my whole world. He was the smartest,
most capable person I knew. The idea that he might be crazy was just . . . too
horrible to accept.

I push those memories to the back of my mind. I can’t get
distracted.

I’ve cleared the ground floor of the west wing. If Ivan
Petrov’s rooms are on this side of the house, they must be upstairs.

I climb the stairs, entering a hallway that seems to lead to
several bedrooms. All the closed doors are identical. Which one is Ivan’s?

As I keep walking, there’s a break between the doors, with a
library on the left, and what looks like an office on the right. And then
beyond that, at the end of the hallway, a set of double doors.

Bingo.

If there’s a master suite beyond those doors, it surely
belongs to Ivan Petrov.

Does he lock his doors at night?

I carefully test the old-fashioned handles. They move easily
beneath my hand.

With aching slowness, I crack the right-hand door.

It’s dark inside the suite, the blinds drawn. I slip through
the door, closing it silently behind me. I stand still, letting my eyes adjust
to the gloom.

I believe I’m in a sitting room, with the bedroom somewhere
beyond.

Holding my own breath, I think I can hear the slow inhale
and exhale of someone sleeping close by. It’s the breathing of a large man,
broad in the chest. Large lungs, a vast, slumbering body.
Ivan Petrov. I know it.
I’ve watched him from a distance. I’ve seen his intensity,
his ferocity. The way his men snap to attention when he comes close, the way
they obey his orders without question. I’ve seen his vigi- lance, the look of
intelligence on his face. And, of course, I’ve seen his massive, powerful body.
He wears a suit every day, but I’ve seen the round muscles of his shoulders and
biceps even beneath the thick material of the suit jacket.

I don’t want to get in a scuffle with this man. Nor do I
want to risk firing a gun in a house stuffed full of his soldiers, not even
with a silencer and a pillow wrapped round it.

So I’ve brewed up a special cocktail for Ivan Petrov. I take
it out of my pocket now.

A single syringe of clear amber fluid. Once I drive it into
his neck, he’ll be immobilized in moments. It will flood through his
bloodstream, turning his limbs to stone. His chest will seize up until he won’t
be able to draw a single breath. Remembering his mass, I’ve used enough
paralytic to freeze a racehorse in its tracks.

It won’t look like an accident, but that wasn’t a
requirement of the job. I just have to kill him and get out without getting
caught.

I move through the sitting room, into the bedroom beyond.
With the minute amount of light coming through the cracks in the blinds, I can
just barely see Ivan’s vast form, laying on the bed. He’s sprawled out on his
back, one thick arm flung up over his head. His heavily muscled and tattooed
chest is bare. There’s a patch of dark hair in the center of his chest, and a
thin line trailing down the center of his stomach, disappearing under the
sheet. 

I suspect he’s completely naked under there, without even a
pair of boxer shorts. I can’t help glancing toward the bulge under the thin
sheet. It’s a shame to kill a specimen like this, right in his prime.

But there’s half a million dollars on the line. And if I
don’t kill Ivan Petrov, someone else will.
So I might as well get my money.
I approach the bed. Nothing could be more silent than my
feet, taking step after step across the thick oriental rug. I wear the same
kind of shoes that rock-climbers wear—thin, flexible, grippy. Little more than
leather slippers, and quiet as bare feet.

Petrov’s head is thrown back on the pillow, his throat
exposed. His dark hair tumbles across his eyes. His lips are slightly parted.
His breathing hasn’t changed—it’s still a steady metronome. But I’m about to
put a stop to it.

I slip the cap off the needle. I grip the syringe in my
fist, my thumb above the depressor.

As I raise my right hand in the air, above his neck, I can’t
help glancing one more time at Ivan’s face.

His dark brown eyes are open, staring up at me. 
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Author Bio
Sophie lives with
her husband, two boys, and baby girl in the Rocky Mountain west. She writes
intense, intelligent romance, with heroines who are strong and capable, and men
who will do anything to capture their hearts.

She has a slight
obsession with hiking, bodybuilding, and live comedy shows.  Her perfect
day would be taking the kids to Harry Potter World, going dancing with Mr.
Lark, then relaxing with a good book and a monster bag of salt and vinegar
chips.
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Review: Stalking Their Mate by Tamsin Baker

Length: 156 pages

Published: November 28,2019

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

A BBW Fated Mates Paranormal Romance

They’ve survived broken marriages and battered hearts…

…but can these fated mates trust each other enough to find true love?

When I escaped my abusive marriage, I was a broken shell of a woman.

I was never smart enough, pretty enough, thin enough.

Now I’m finally free and happy and stronger than ever.

There’s still a hole in my heart where a loving husband and children should be,

but it’s a small price to pay for my freedom.

A trip to the Rocky Mountains for my cousin’s wedding is exactly what I need.

I’m shaking my ass on the dance floor, when my skin prickles under the heat of a man’s gaze.

This man may be hot enough to melt my plus-size panties, but no way is he getting into them. Ever.

Except he does.

Silver-tongued Jack wins me over with his sexy smile and captivating charisma.

Then worships me from head to toe until the wall around my heart cracks.

I didn’t want a man. Let alone two!

But his twin brother intrigues me.

Scott’s damaged soul calls out to mine no matter how desperately he tries to push me away.

The baggage we all carry from our past relationships could sink the Titanic, but fate has its own plans.

Because these mountain-lion shifters form a perfect pair. And they’re destined to share a fated mate. Me.

I may be their perfect match, but how can I convince Scott there’s enough love left in this world for the three of us? And will he ever trust me to protect his fragile heart?

*** BBW MFM Shifter romance.

Author note: This is a re-release of the story ‘Stalking the Pharmacist’ – and it has been thoroughly edited and re-worked.

Enjoy!

My thoughts 💭

This was a nice fast paced romance. Ash, Scott & Jack have all been hurt by ex’s and Ash & Scott were kind of hesitant about remarrying. Jack was all for being with his mate after convincing Ash she’s meant to be with him they both work on Scott. As smart as Scott is he’s horribly stubborn due to how his ex wife treated him but Ash reasons with him and he stops being an idiot. I enjoyed reading this book!

Release Blitz: Valor by Nicole Blanchard

Valor

A First to Fight Novella
by Nicole Blanchard
Publication Date: February 10, 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Holiday

Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Apple Books| Kobo | Google Play

Former MARSOC operator Benjamin Hart thought he knew everything there was to know about love. Losing it, winning it back. Now, he’ll have to learn what it will take to keep it.

Years after the conclusion of their story, Ben and Olivia are happily married with two children and are living the American Dream. The only problem is stealing moments from their busy lives for themselves.

Determined to get his wife alone, Ben whisks Livvie away to a romantic night—just the two of them and both are faced with learning what it means to live happily ever after.

Heartfelt and emotional, Valor is a sweet and hot slice-of-life holiday novella featuring the main characters from Warrior.

About Nicole Blanchard

Nicole Blanchard is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of gritty romantic suspense and heartwarming new adult romance. She and her family reside in the south along with their menagerie of animals.

When she’s not writing, she loves hiking, biking, and enjoying the Florida sunshine. She has an unhealthy obsession with ER, Slim Jim’s, and daydreaming about nothing in particular.

Her favorite authors include Lisa Kleypas, Dean Koontz, Christopher Pike, and J.K. Rowling.

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Release Blitz: The Kiss List by Sonya Weiss

THE KISS LIST

by Sonya Weiss
Publication Date: February 10, 2020
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Bliss, Sweet Romance, Contemporary, Romance

SYNOPSIS

All Haley Bowman has ever wanted was her One True Love. But now, with her cousin getting married and Haley back in her small town, the pressure is on. Good thing she’s got a foolproof Kiss List, full of potential OTLs. Her parents knew they were soul mates at their first kiss, so surely Haley will know the same. All she needs to do is…well, kiss each of these guys…

Enter Max Gallagher: bane of Haley’s existence, her nemesis since childhood, and, unfortunately, as a local, her way in with all the guys on the Kiss List. Max wants nothing to do with love and certainly nothing to do with Haley, but he can clear the way for her to get to know the guys on the list. Of course, he wants something in return: to be made a partner in Haley’s family’s business. One kiss for relinquishing her hold-out vote on Max.

But the more time Max and Haley spend together, the clearer it is that there’s a paper-thin line between love and hate. Max will have to decide between the job he’s always dreamed of or the girl of his dreams before his fate is sealed with someone else’s kiss.

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ABOUT SONYA WEISS

Sonya Weiss is a freelance writer, ghostwriter and author. She’s addicted to great books, good movies, and Italian chocolates.

She’s passionate about causes that support abused animals and children. Her parents always supported her bringing stray animals home although the Great Dane rescue was a surprise.

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