New Release! Essence Of Fear by Bethany-Kris

ESSENCE OF FEAR

by Bethany-KrisA Boykov Bratva NovelPublication Date: June 22, 2020Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance, Standalone

The allure of fear is learning to love it.

Viktoria Boykov has heard it all—cold they call her. The spoiled bratva princess. She knows very well what people say when her back is turned. She doesn’t mind; let them talk. It’s better for people to assume what they want about her than for them to know the truth … until him.

Pavel Kotov knows what people say—death they call him. The Boykov dog. He’s heard all the whispers locked away in the cells of the Compound. As the reaper for the bratva, his life owned by someone else, he knows what they say doesn’t matter. His life has never mattered … until her.

He’s terrifying.

She’s terrified.

Viktoria only wants to keep running from her past. Pavel doesn’t have a life to run from. Freedom is the one thing they both crave—for entirely different reasons. But this life is vicious, and scars like the ones they wear will never fade.

Together, they could have everything.

Or are they just pawns to a bigger game?

*

Note: Essence of Fear is a Boykov Bratva standalone.

“What is the card for?” she asked.

Pav hummed under his breath and eyed her from the side. “A party to celebrate something beautiful.”

“So, you really do need a generic card?”

“I suppose.”

It took her all of three seconds to find a generic card with the usual congratulations stamped on the front, and the usual platitudes on the inside. She grabbed the matching envelop, and handed it over to Pav, too. He took them with the same smile as before.

“There you are.”

She turned to walk away, but it was his hand quickly curving around her wrist that stopped her. She froze all over, and a small tremor worked its way through her sinew. Air sucked fast and sharp into her lungs.

At the same time, she enjoyed the warmth of his palm against his skin. She liked the way his fingers tightened against her skin, and the pressure of his fingertips pressing into her racing pulse point. There was no way to hide the way his touch both terrified her and confused her.

Excited her.

Viktoria looked back at Pav but said nothing.

He quirked a brow. “I was going to say thank you.”

She nodded. “You don’t have to.”

Now, let me go.

The words came out in her mind, but not out of her mouth. She wanted to say them, and she didn’t want to say them at the same time.

How strange …

Da. I was going to say it, but now I want to say something else.”

Viktoria wet her bottom lip, muttering, “So, say whatever it is, then.”

“You’re still scared of me?”

She blinked.

Her mouth worked, though.

“Yes,” she whispered.

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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Release Blitz: The Hottie In Finance by TK Cherry


Title: The Hottie In Finance 
Author: TK Cherry 
Genre: Interracial, Romantic Comedy 
Cover Artist: Ginny Leano⁣
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Doesn’t 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.




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Review: Quarantine & Chill by Kenya Wright

Length: 403 pages

Published: June 13, 2020

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

Bestselling author Kenya Wright returns with a standalone multicultural forced proximity romance that’s a beautiful escape with a huge happy ending.

News of the coronavirus hit New York City, and LA-native Jade is stuck dog sitting in her best friend’s Brooklyn apartment. Her bestie Zora is on her honeymoon in the Maldives, but may now be stuck there too. The island has canceled all flights. Only God knows when Zora will return, and Jade can fly back to LA.

Then, Zora’s brother Kamal shows up with his bags and proclaims that he is temporarily moving in. Which is odd because he has his own luxury condo in Manhattan. Something clearly happened with him and his girlfriend.

As the global pandemic ravages the world, Kamal and Jade become corona roommates in Zora’s one-bedroom apartment. Each day brings unique challenges for the pair while they navigate the new normal. Although dealing with bumps in the road, they quickly figure out that as long as they have one another, they can handle anything. Plus, there’s many steamy ways to pass the time.

No cheating. Lots of sex and funny moments. Some drama. Plenty of erotic illustrations.

My thoughts 💭

I enjoyed this quarantine romance! It was amazing. I loved Jade and Kamal. They end up quarantining together and trying to resist the pull between them but once Kamal turns on the charm Jade didn’t stand a chance. I definitely recommend reading this!

Review: Credence by Penelope Douglas

Length: 485 pages

Published: January 13, 2020

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

From New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Douglas, comes a new standalone!

Three of them, one of her, and a remote cabin in the woods. Let the hot, winter nights ensue…

Tiernan de Haas doesn’t care about anything anymore. The only child of a film producer and his starlet wife, she’s grown up with wealth and privilege but not love or guidance. Shipped off to boarding schools from an early age, it was still impossible to escape the loneliness and carve out a life of her own. The shadow of her parents’ fame followed her everywhere.

And when they suddenly pass away, she knows she should be devastated. But has anything really changed? She’s always been alone, hasn’t she?

Jake Van der Berg, her father’s stepbrother and her only living relative, assumes guardianship of Tiernan who is still two months shy of eighteen. Sent to live with him and his two sons, Noah and Kaleb, in the mountains of Colorado, Tiernan soon learns that these men now have a say in what she chooses to care and not care about anymore.

As the three of them take her under their wing, teach her to work and survive in the remote woods far away from the rest of the world, she slowly finds her place among them.

And as a part of them.

She also realizes that lines blur and rules become easy to break when no one else is watching.

One of them has her.

The other one wants her.

But he…

He’s going to keep her.

*Credence is a full length, stand-alone romance suitable for readers 18+.

My thoughts 💭

This was a pretty good read with a bit of taboo. Tiernan, Jake, Kaleb and Noah are all a little messed up but they somehow helped each other get over whatever was holding them back and move forward with their lives. Like they woke each other up. I just felt weird that Jake and Noah knew Kaleb was in love with Tiernan but still hooked up with her. They had no communication between the 3 of them because Kaleb wasn’t that okay with sharing her where Jake and Noah didn’t seem to mind. This was an interesting read.

Review: The Salvant Brothers: Book 1- Axl by Sonja B.

Published: March 18, 2020

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

I am death. My face is the last thing my targets see before I snatch their souls from their bodies. I gain strength from their fear and pleasure from their screams. Just hearing my name will make a mother fucker think twice about crossing me. In my line of business there is no weakness and there’s definitely no room for love. At least that’s what I used to think until her little feisty ass came back into my life. She came in like a wrecking ball and bringing all kinds of havoc with her. Now someone has the audacity to think they can take her from me. Fuck no. Her mind, body and soul belong to me. I am the Snatcher of Souls and I will snatch life from anyone who tries get in between me and my queen even if that means burying the man who made me.

This is not a Paranormal!

My thoughts 💭

This was an okay read for me. Axl is taken to cover his father’s debts and turned into the soul snatcher leaving behind his family and Monica. When he finally gets some slack from the boss he gets his family back but not his girl. A hit comes in but it’s for his girl and he hides her and makes plans to keep her safe. I would’ve liked more conversation or interactions between Axl and Monica.

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.

Also in the Series

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: Hate by K.A. Knight

Length: 446 pages

Published: April 30, 2020

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

I was abducted.

They took me from my mates and threw me into a cell with a monster.

But they should have known I’m the biggest monster of them all.

With more and more females disappearing, I need to find out who is really behind all the kidnappings and experiments. But what I discover will test my mates and me…and from the betrayal…hate will bloom.

I have new allies, new enemies, and a whole lot of bodies piling up.

Are you scared of me? You should be.

*18+ Reverse Harem Romance. Warning this book contains scenes and references of abuse/assault that some readers may find triggering. Along with graphic sex scenes and violence. This is a dark book*

My thoughts 💭

OMG this book was amazing! I was hooked from beginning to end! Dawn is still bada** but learns she can lean on her mates when needed. Her mates are amazing and I loved how they love and care for her and always have her back! This book was wonderfully written with action, secrets and steam! I can’t wait to read the next one!

Blog Tour/ARC Review: 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.

My thoughts 💭

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This can’t be it for Kolya and his dushka! I loved them and enjoyed their story! It took one look at Maya for Kolya and he was ready to go to war for her. He toes the line of betrayal and pays the price but he’s willing to pay any price for Maya. I enjoyed the banter between Kolya and Konstantine. This was an enjoyable read that’ll satisfy your mafia romance need!

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: Periculum by Natalie Bennett

Length: 290 pages

Published: April 23, 2020

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

Tragic and twisted fell in love…

Ave Satanas, something wicked this way comes.

It’s time for the reckoning to begin.

Enter the Devil’s Playground wary where you tread, for demons are lurking with trickery up their sleeves.

Here good and bad cease to exist, and not all will make it to the end.

The price of freedom will be revealed only after bloodshed and rapture.

A claiming of one and purging of others.

That audio recording played exactly three minutes before the crash.

It was a riddle, a warning, and a promise. But they didn’t know that until it was too late.

Now stranded with two friends and a group of apprehensive strangers, Liliana Serpine must decide who and who not to trust as they navigate their way through hell in the form of an opulent city.

There’s one person who stands out among the others. He’s got a gorgeous face and darkly enigmatic aura. Being drawn to him is inevitable but staying by his side becomes necessary to survive.

When secrets start being revealed in blood, everything changes. From dabbling in the taboo, being tempted by the forbidden, and falling in lust with the carnage.

For those that make it out of this alive, they’ll never be the same people they once were.

**Warning**

Devil’s Playground is a dark new adult (not high-school) series. There are graphic situations and content some readers may find objective. If you need fluff and sweet romance this is not the series for you. Books 1 & 2 tie together. The remaining books in the series are individual standalones.

My thoughts 💭

I can’t wait for the next book! Psycho vs psycho! I need answers! You had a feeling that Ciaran and the guys knew more than they let on but the twists at the end had me wondering how and why!?! I enjoyed this book & I definitely recommend!

Review: Your Dad Will Do by Katee Robert

Length: 144 pages

Published: April 22, 2020

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

I’ve been harboring a dark secret for two long years. I’ve been fantasizing about my fiancé’s father, thinking filthy thoughts that a good daughter-in-law should not be indulging in. So when I catch my fiancé cheating on me, there’s only one revenge that will fulfill all my needs.

I’m going to seduce his father. It’s dirty and it’s wrong, and I don’t care. I want him, so I mean to have him.

After this weekend, my ex won’t be the only one who calls his father Daddy.

My thoughts 💭

Well this was a hot and dirty read! I loved it. After finding her fiancé cheating Lily decided to go for her fantasy of being with his daddy. It was a little taboo but Shane and his dirty fantasies will have your complete attention!