Cover Reveal: Waiting For My Queen by Georgia Cates

Title: Waiting For My Queen
A Dark Mafia Romance
Author: Georgia Cates
Genre: Adult Dark Romance
Cover Design: Georgia Cates
Photo: Rafa Catala
Model: Pablo Herrera
Release Date: March 3, 2020
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Emilia—

All I’ve
ever wanted was to marry for love.
But girls
like me don’t have that luxury.
We are used
as pawns in a game we can’t control.
The game?
It’s called Mafia.
I was
foolish enough to try to change the rules… and I lost.
Luca—

She was
promised to me years ago.
And he
dared to take her from me.
Dared to
touch what was mine.
I put an
end to that.
I hope he’s
enjoying the view from his dirt room.
Emilia—

My
beloved’s killer placed a ruby ring on my finger and called me his queen.
But that
red gem symbolizes something different for me.
It
represents the blood shed by those I love most.
Hell was
empty the day we wed.
Because the
devil was standing before me and said “I do.”
Luca—

I saw her
as a possession.
A shiny toy
I didn’t want other boys to play with.
But she’s
so much more.
Beautiful
and brave and strong and broken all at once.
She tastes
like everything I’ve ever wanted.
Emilia—

Hidden and
patient.
I wait for
the perfect time to seek my revenge.
But slowly,
I feel him possessing me.
His heart
is full of darkness… and I still want every inch of him.
Hard as I
try, I can’t escape loving this beautiful monster.
Luca—

I’m waiting
patiently because I already know that she’s mine.
Mine in a
way that no one will ever understand.
Even if she
hasn’t yet realized it.
For love,
I’d do
anything.
For her,
I’d do
everything.
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Excerpt
I focus my attention on the girl sitting to Sofia’s left. The more
beautiful one. The older-looking one. The more frightened-looking one with
tears pooling in her lower lids.
Dark brown hair cascading over her shoulders and down her arms, the ends
nuzzling against her bare skin like a frightened child clinging to its mother.
Almond-shaped deep-caramel eyes surrounded by lush dark lashes. A few scattered
freckles across the bridge of her perfectly shaped nose. Plump, glossy coral
lips.
In my wildest dreams, my betrothed didn’t grow up to be this beautiful.
And it annoys the hell out of me because I don’t want to be attracted to her.
I want to make her suffer.

Sofia Bellini grips the hand of the girl in question. “Please, Marco.
Swear to me on your honor that my daughter will be safe with you.”
My father chuckles. “Emilia is going to give us babies, heirs to the
Rossini empire. There is no safer place for her than with our family. You know
that.”
Sofia and the girl beside her, my Emilia, embrace one another and sob.
Her grandmother and sisters cluster around her doing the same. It’s pathetic. I
would have expected less of a display from Bellinis. Certainly not this
spectacle.
My betrothed has weaknesses. Those will need to be eliminated before she
influences our sons with that nonsense.
“That’s more than enough of that,” I tell them.

She lifts her chin and her eyes meet mine for the first time. Inside
those deep-caramel orbs, I see something I like very much: rage. There during
one heartbeat and gone the next, it was only a fleeting flash. But I saw it and
I don’t mistake it for what it is.
This girl is going to be so much fun to break.

“Come, Emilia. I’m ready to take you home.”
Author Bio
Georgia
resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two
beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse
before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked
back yet.
When she’s
not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s
listening to her music and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress.
Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.
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Release Blitz: Descent by Natasha Knight

Title: Descent
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: January 20, 2020
Blurb
Persephone
Abbot is in my debt. 

Exactly
the way I want it. 

The sins of
the father should not be inherited by the daughter. It’s unfair, I know, but
since when has life been fair? 

The events
that brought us here began on Halloween night more than five years ago in that
chapel ruin. I saved her that night. Carried her home through the storm that
was the omen warning of what would come.

I didn’t
know it then, but I do now. 

Her father
destroyed something precious. Someone innocent. 

I don’t
believe in an eye for an eye. I won’t just balance the scales of justice, I’ll
tip them so far in my favor his legacy will topple. 

I’ll take that
which is most precious. His daughter.

But I’m not
the only monster lurking in the dark corners of her world. She’ll sleep in the
bed of the beast, but I’ll keep her safe. Protect her fiercely. 

And maybe
I’ll keep her. 

Set
in the Benedetti Mafia World, Descent is a brand-new Standalone
Enemies-to-Lovers Romance.
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Teaser
Persephone
will be sacrificed, but that can’t be helped.

It’s
fitting, actually. Almost poetic.

An eye for
an eye.

A girl for
a girl.
Author Bio
USA Today
bestselling author of contemporary romance, Natasha Knight specializes in dark,
tortured heroes. Happily-Ever-Afters are almost always guaranteed, but she
likes to put her characters through hell to get them there. She’s evil like
that.

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Review: Manhandled by Sara Fields

Length: 156 pages

Published: September 12, 2019

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

Two hours ago, my ship reached the docks at Dryac.

An hour ago, a slaver tried to drag me into an alley.

Fifty-nine minutes ago, a beast of a man knocked him out cold.

Fifty-eight minutes ago, I told my rescuer to screw off, I could take care of myself.

Fifty-five minutes ago, I felt a thick leather belt on my bare backside for the first time.

Forty-five minutes ago, I started begging.

Thirty minutes ago, he bent me over a crate and claimed me in the most shameful way possible.

Twenty-nine minutes ago, I started screaming.

Twenty-five minutes ago, I climaxed with a crowd watching and my bottom sore inside and out.

Twenty-four minutes ago, I realized he was nowhere near done with me.

One minute ago, he finally decided I’d learned my lesson, for the moment at least.

As he leads me away, naked, well-punished, and very thoroughly used, he tells me I work for him now, I’ll have to earn the privilege of clothing, and I’m his to enjoy as often as he pleases.

Publisher’s Note: Manhandled includes spankings, rough sexual scenes, intense and humiliating punishments, and strong D/s themes. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.

My Thoughts 💭

This was a little dark & hot sci-fi read. Cara is rescued and then punished by Bane. Bane takes Cara home and tells her she’ll be working for him since she wants to work. They have some good chemistry. The book kept me interested from beginning to end.

Release Blitz: Cruel Boy By Clarissa Wild

Title: Cruel Boy
Author: Clarissa Wild
Genre: Dark Bully Romance
Release Date: September 30, 2019
Blurb
Rich boys sin best.

Gossip always goes around at Falcon Elite Prep.

Everyone knows Nate Wilson, the most popular football
quarterback and every girl’s crush.

But there’s more behind those drop-dead gorgeous eyes and
that killer smile …

He’s a notorious heartbreaker …

And he’s got his eyes set on me.

The twisted games he plays are cruel and dangerous.

He teases and tempts me … just to ruin me.

Because I know the one thing he doesn’t want anyone to know.

A big, dirty secret …

And there’s nothing bad boys won’t do to keep a secret
buried.
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Excerpt
He’s so
close now, all the ridges of his abs underneath his shirt are visible, and it’s
almost making me want to reach out and touch them.

Stop this, Sam. Just fucking stop it.

“You make me
laugh,” he mutters, placing both hands on the windowsill behind me, caging me
inside his arms once again.

Goddammit.

“You piss
me off,” I reply.

“Keep
telling yourself that,” he quips.

One of his
hands slides from the windowsill to my hand, and I freeze. His warm hand feels
like lightning shooting all over my skin as it travels up my arm.

“You should
know better than to taunt me,” he says, leaning in to whisper in my ear. “I
like scared little girls … like you.”

His tongue
dips out and grazes along the rim of my ear. A chill runs up my spine as he
places his other hand on my knee. The oxygen is knocked right out of me when he
slides it upward along my thigh.

“You’re a
dirty girl, aren’t you?” he whispers, adding a groan that sets my body on fire.
“I like that.”

His hand
creeps up my red and black checkered skirt, fingers curling underneath the
fabric of my panties.

Shit. Shit. Shit. Why am I letting him do this?
He’s the bad guy.

He groans
again, tugging at the elastic to pull them down. “You’re a filthy … little …
thief.”

RIP!

In one
quick pull, he’s torn them straight off.

I gasp in
shock as he holds my panties in his hand, wearing a victorious grin on his
face.

“What
the—?”

He brings
them to his face and takes a whiff, a delicious moan grumbling in his throat.

“I’ll hold
onto these,” he murmurs, stuffing them into his pocket.

And after a
dirty look, he turns around and walks off.

“What?” I
mutter, ignoring the throbbing sensation between my legs.

He glances
at me over his shoulder. “Consider it a down payment … I’ll give them back if
you give me those pictures within a day. And if you don’t, I’ll find more
creative ways to tempt you.”

So that’s
what this is all about. Extortion. I should’ve known, shouldn’t have been so
gullible to assume he’d ever feel something for me. Playing with lust as though
it’s a goddamn tool.

I spit at
him, but it lands on the floor. “You’re a disgusting piece of shit, Nate
Wilson.”

He doesn’t
even look at me when he says, “Believe me, I know.”

Then he
closes the door on me.
Author Bio
Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today
Bestselling author of Dark Romance and Contemporary Romance novels. She is an
avid reader and writer of swoony stories about dangerous men and feisty women.
Her other loves include her hilarious husband, her two crazy but cute dogs, and
her ninja cat that sometimes thinks he’s a dog too. In her free time she enjoys
watching all sorts of movies, playing video games, reading tons of books, and
cooking her favorite meals.
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Cover Reveal: Cruel Boy by Clarissa Wild!

Title: Cruel Boy
Author: Clarissa Wild
Genre: Dark Bully Romance
Cover Design: Clarissa Wild’s Booming Covers
Release Date: September 30, 2019
Blurb
Rich boys sin best.

Gossip always goes around at Falcon Elite Prep.

Everyone knows Nate Wilson, the most popular football
quarterback and every girl’s crush.
But there’s more behind those drop-dead gorgeous eyes and
that killer smile …
He’s a notorious heartbreaker …

And he’s got his eyes set on me.

The twisted games he plays are cruel and dangerous.

He teases and tempts me … just to ruin me.

Because I know the one thing he doesn’t want anyone to know.

A big, dirty secret …

And there’s nothing bad boys won’t do to keep a secret
buried.
ENTER THE
COVER REVEAL GIVEAWAYS
Excerpt
Nate stands
near the edge of the bathroom, facing the window, head down between his
shoulders, hands firmly planted on the windowsill, fingers sprawled but
crooked, as if he’s trying to crack his nails against the stone. A picture I
could paint in a heartbeat.
“I know
you’re there,” he says, his voice gravelly, painful. As though he’s wounded and
ready to lash out.
I should
run and hide. Take my pride and stride while I still own it. He could strip me
bare of everything I am and throw me to the masses to be ridiculed. He’s Falcon
Elite’s star athlete; a guy with a promise of a bright future. A person with so
much baggage you don’t dare touch them.
But I do.

My hand has
already reached for him and grazed his shoulder.
He
immediately turns around.
I take a
few steps back.
“Are you
stalking
me now?” he growls,
snorting. “Pathetic.”
He
breathes, walks, and talks like a monster. A man obsessed with one thing and
one thing only. Me.
“I’m not.
You started it,” I reply, still stepping back until I’m backed into a corner of
the toilets with no escape. He’s already blocked the door with his huge frame.
The only way out is by passing him. Shit.
He leans in
and traps me between him and the wall. “Why did you follow me?”
My heart
beats in my throat and I swallow away the lump in my throat.
“I … wanted
to know.”
“What? How
a guy like me can stoop to that level? Why I even try? If I’ll give up?” He
looks into my eyes like he’s trying to search for the truth but I don’t have it
for him.
“Tell me,”
he says.
“Why you
said you thought my painting was beautiful.” It sputters out of my mouth before
I realize it.
I don’t
mean to be so forthcoming, but when he looks at me like that with those
penetrating eyes it just happens. And something about the way he clenches his
jaw and then bites his lip undoes me.
“Because
it’s the truth,” he says with such a serious face that I find it hard not to
believe him.
He snorts.
“But you’ll obviously think that’s a lie.”
“No,” I
respond.
His eyes
narrow. He brings one hand to his face and rubs his jaw. “Liar.”
The silence
is overpowering. Seconds feel like minutes as his breath slows, but I can feel
every one of them prickling on my skin.
“Is this
really all about the pictures?” I ask.
He cocks
his head, and leans in even further until his breath is against the side of my
cheek and my whole body is covered in goose bumps. “That’s for me to know and
for you to find out.”
A gasp
escapes my mouth when his lips briefly brush past my ear.
“Tell me …
are you scared of me?” he whispers.
I want to
answer, but my throat feels numb and my head dizzy.
When our
eyes connect, the tension is like lightning electrifying me from the inside
out. This can’t be happening, it
can’t
be that … I can’t
want this.
A devious,
sexy smirk appears on his face. “Thought so.”
Then he turns
around and walks out, leaving me out of breath … and with my heart lost to a
boy I shouldn’t ever crave.
Author Bio
Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today
Bestselling author of Dark Romance and Contemporary Romance novels. She is an
avid reader and writer of swoony stories about dangerous men and feisty women.
Her other loves include her hilarious husband, her two crazy but cute dogs, and
her ninja cat that sometimes thinks he’s a dog too. In her free time she enjoys
watching all sorts of movies, playing video games, reading tons of books, and
cooking her favorite meals.
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Review: The Devil Who Would Be King by Betty Banks

Length:187 pages

Published: August 7,2019

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

Scar:

I’m known as the Prince with the scar.

The bad boy royal.

You know, the one serving life for murder.

Until my parents, the King and Queen of Genvora, are killed.

And now they have no choice but to set me free.

I’m the devil who’s about to become King.

But before I take the throne, I have some business to attend to.

And I feel like taking my hot PR manager along for the ride.

Although— there’s something not quite right about her.

She doesn’t flinch when I kidnap her.

She doesn’t blink when my bullet skims her cheek.

No, I don’t trust her at all.

And I’m obsessed with finding out why.

Warning:

You might not want to fall in love with Scar, but he won’t give you a choice.

The Devil Who Would Be King is a (very, very) dark interracial romance. First in the series. Be prepared for a jaw-dropping cliffhanger!

My Thoughts 💭

This was a good read. Angel is trying to show her family she’s one of them and ready for more serious work. It kind of backfires when Scar is totally aware of her plans and they are falling for each other. They had some good chemistry. I enjoyed the book and wouldn’t mind reading what comes next for Angel and Scar.

Release Blitz/ARC Review: Covetous by Natalie Bennett

Title: Covetous
Author: Natalie Bennett
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: August 31, 2019
Warnings come with everything forbidden. Consequences follow every sordid action.


An illicit affair results in me becoming captive to the one man I dared to trust.
Pierce Serban had always been off limits. Cruel and dangerous, I knew to stay away.
I didn’t.
Now a pawn in a game played by devils in suits, I must standby as his carefully controlled chaos unravels, and do all I can to survive the wreckage.
18+ Previously titled Sordid Mistress

My Thoughts 💭

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This was an intriguing and dark read. Pierce and Willow were perfect for each other. Their crazy played very well together. This was an enjoyable read. The suspense, secrets and hot scenes had me hooked! I definitely recommend reading this thriller!

Natalie Bennett is the creator of erotic stories that always come with a warning label. She writes about depraved alpha a**holes and women that love to hate them. Her books don’t follow any specific tropes, have no set word counts, and tend to deviate from traditional HEA’s.

When she isn’t in front of her computer she’s spending time with her husband and their three little boys.

Natalie is an avid fan of caramel frappes, horror movies, Shameless, and of course, reading.

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