Review: Prize by Sara Fields

Published:April 3, 2020

Rating:⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

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: Malady by Natalie Bennett

Length: 109 pages

Published: February 24, 2020

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Let’s play a game…

Words can be powerful things, and those four just granted me a golden ticket straight to hell.

Two beautifully deranged boys have decided I’m their next acquisition.

To make things fair they give me a chance to save myself.

All I have to do is beat them at a few games of their choice.

Truth or dare.

Hide and seek.

Simon says.

Seems simple until you account for the bloodied twist they each have.

They say in all chaos there’s calculation.

For my sake I hope that’s true because if we’re going to play, I’m playing to win.

Malady is a complete novel. There’s no cliffhanger, but it must be read after Crucible.

Deviant Games Reading Order

Crucible

Malady

Calamity–Standalone

My thoughts 💭

This was an enjoyable but twisted read. Kaiden and Jace are absolutely crazy. Rae had no chance to win the game. I’m interested in what sort of training they had for Rae or if she’ll ever get a chance to run or revenge. The ending made me feel like something was missing. I feel like she deserves to make them sweat for a bit with how they did her and all.

Cover Reveal: The Black Fox by Brianna Hale

Title: The Black Fox
Collection: The Dirty Heroes Collection
Author: Brianna Hale
Genre: Dark Romance Novella
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Cover Design: Jay Aheer – Simply Defined Art

For fifteen years I was the Black Fox, the hero of Spain, the good-luck devil. I made my enemies dance to my tune and fall to my sword. 

The day must come when every hero hangs up his cape, and for me, it was the day I outsmarted the curse. I would not die for love, because I didn’t love the woman I married. Valeria Hernandez didn’t love me. 
Then I met her. Lolita. Fresh from boarding school, as beautiful as a rose’s thorn and poised to pierce my heart. Little Lo is as dangerous as sin and twice as forbidden. She hates me, but she loves her Black Fox. Her savior. Her devil in black. 
How he loves to hear her call him daddy. 
Author’s note: The Black Fox is a novella of 25,000 words. This book contains cheating.

Lolita backs up toward the door, her terrified eyes never leaving my face. I put out my hand and shove the door closed, crowding her against it. “Who were you with?”
Lolita swallows and stares up at me with huge eyes. She can sense it, too, this power crackling through me. It’s like a hit of adrenaline and a shot of whisky, making me invincible.
“No one.”
I slam my fist against the door, and she jumps. “Don’t lie to me.” The scent from her body is all warm summer night and fragrant flowers. I’d know, wouldn’t I, if she’s had some man pressed against her? I grasp her chin and turn her head in the light, examining her lips and throat. Her mouth isn’t swollen with kisses. There are no red bite-marks on her creamy neck. The tight band around my heart eases a little.
She yanks her chin from my hand and glares at me. “Get your hands off me.”
“In this house, you will obey my rules,” I seethe.
“Go to hell.”
So that’s how it’s going to be. That’s how she thinks it will be, anyway. I’m glad she’s misbehaved on her very first night. We can get things straight from the beginning. “Say you’re sorry for breaking the rules.”
Lolita forces a laugh. There’s defiance in her eyes, but fear, too. She isn’t sure how far I’m willing to take this.
All the way.
I reach down and slowly unbuckle my belt, the black leather sliding through the silver buckle. “Last chance, Lolita. Say, I’m sorry, daddy.”
Her voice is a horrified whisper. “You wouldn’t dare.”
There’s nothing I wouldn’t dare do right now. There’s a voice whispering in the back of my mind, showing me the way forward. I loop the belt around her neck and draw her to me. “Tell daddy you’re sorry, and I’ll let you off just this once.”
Her eyes flicker with panic, but she doesn’t say anything. I tighten the belt around her throat until she struggles to breathe. “I’ve got all night. You’ve got about a minute till you pass out.”
“I’m sorry,” she finally chokes out.
“I’m sorry, daddy.”
Her face creases with revulsion. I smile a slow, smoldering smile, anticipating how sweet it will sound from her pretty pink mouth.
“I’m sorry, daddy.”
Her lips are so close to mine that I could drop a kiss onto them. Her breasts are pressed against my chest. I can smell her innocence, just begging to be consumed.
A delicacy like Lolita is meant to be savored. Slowly, I loosen my hold on the belt, slide it free from her neck and step back. “Daddy forgives you, babygirl.”
Lolita takes great, heaving breaths. ‘I’ll tell Mamá what you just did. What you made me call you, you pervert.’
I chuckle, threading my belt back through my pants. “Go ahead. It’s not as if she’ll believe you, you filthy little liar.”
Lolita bursts into tears, yanks the door open, and runs from the room. I watch her disappear down the hall, still grinning.
Then the smile dies on my face.
I stagger and clutch the door frame as horror crashes over me. What the fuck was I just doing to my stepdaughter? The righteous anger that sustained me all evening and told me that terrorizing Lolita was the right thing to do has evaporated, and I’m left cold and empty. I hear a faint peal of malicious laughter, and whip around.
‘Who’s there?’
The castel is still around me. The chirping cicadas cut through the night air. I look down at my hands, the ones that so recently held my belt tight around Lolita’s throat, and see that they’re shaking.
Who am I? What am I becoming? I don’t recognize myself from the man I was this morning. The man I was before I met Lolita.
There’s nothing Brianna Hale likes more than a large, stern alpha male with a super-protective and caring streak, and when she’s not writing about them she can usually be found with a book, a cocktail, planning her next trip to a beautiful location or attending the theatre. She believes that pink and empowerment aren’t mutually exclusive, and everyday adventures are possible. Brianna lives in London.
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Review: Havoc Of Souls by S J Sanders

Length: 240 pages

Published: October 31, 2019

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

The world went silent when the mist came. Following a sonic blast heard around the world as the gates of Aites were thrown open, the mist clung to the mortal world, but it was not empty. Creatures dwelled within the mist, and when the mist left, they remained.

Yet, with the ravagers another came forth. The gatekeeper, Charu strode across the land in hunt of his quarry, those spirits which had broken through the barrier. With his lamp of souls, he moves over the world capturing the spirits and bringing death to those driven to madness, infected by exposure to their miasmatic taint. He will stop at nothing to accomplish his task.

The ravagers brought civilization to its knees, hiding out as an infestation within the city. Meredith was one of handfuls of people left in Ashton, barely clinging to survival as resources ran low. When a shift in power dynamics brings the people under the yoke of the ravagers, Meredith knows that her time may soon be up. She doesn’t anticipate being saved by a dangerous spirit bent on destruction.

Can love bloom and flourish between a grim spirit and a human woman with spirits running in havoc around them, and will their magic together be enough to save humanity from a crippling fate?

*This book contains elements of horror.

My thoughts 💭

I enjoyed this book! I loved Meredith and Charu. Charu was all gruff and unfeeling until Meredith and I loved it! They both didn’t want to be alone and found love with each other and it was interesting to read. They don’t immediately fall into the feels but it kind of builds up and it was enjoyable to read. I definitely recommend this!

Review: Havoc At Prescott High by C.M. Stunich

Length: 482 pages

Published: November 9, 2019

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

There’s one word you don’t utter at Prescott High, not unless you want them to own you.

H.A.V.O.C.

Hael, Aaron, Victor, Oscar, and Callum.

The Havoc Boys rule the hellhole we call Prescott High.

Once upon a time, they ruled me. For an entire year, I endured their shit.

But senior year is going to be different.

This year, I own them.

I’ve made a pact with the Havoc Boys to get the vengeance I deserve.

Their price? Me. At their beck and call, in their beds, a part of their gang.

Their girl.

A Havoc Girl.

Those dirty, rotten boys are going to get revenge against everyone that’s wronged me—everyone but themselves.

HAVOC AT PRESCOTT HIGH is a 105,000 word mature high school/new adult romance with enemies-to-lovers/love-hate themes. It has brief flashbacks of past bullying incidents as well as foul language and sexual scenes; any sex featured is consensual. This is a reverse harem novel, meaning the main character has more than one love interest. This is book one of three in the series.

My thoughts 💭

I can’t wait to read the next book! Bernadette is out for revenge so she calls upon the Havoc boys to help her even though they tormented her for a while. They accept and the price is she’s now theirs but Vic is possessive! This book is crazy and filled with drama. I definitely recommend!

Review: Venom by Dee Garcia

Length:349 pages

Published: October 15, 2019

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Purchased

Synopsis

-Tinks-

From the moment I befriended him, I set a conspiracy in motion.

A revolution.

Kill Peter Pan.

And I was their ultimate weapon.

I was also none the wiser, falling hopelessly and irrevocably in love with him as the years went by.

Just as they hoped I would.

But their plan comes to a screeching halt when Peter vanishes into thin air, something I’ll learn has nothing to do with Rosewood at all.

You see, Peter never truly loved me…because he loved a wench instead.

He lied to me, he used me, he left me, and he broke me.

Forever altering me in ways that incite revenge when Hook sweeps in with revelations and the ultimate truth.

Peter may have turned his back on me, but in the end, he and his precious little Wendy will choke on every last tear I once shed.

And I’ll have Hook to thank for that.

-Hook-

It’s no secret I always despised Peter Pan.

A common threat amongst the factions, I should’ve killed him when I had the chance, long before he sank his claws deep into Tinksley’s heart.

But his death at my hands wasn’t what the plan called for, despite how I felt for her.

I’d always been drawn to the girl, innocently enough at first…until that vile abomination marked her with his stamp, unleashing a sense of propriety I had no rights to.

Didn’t matter—he had her…and I wanted her.

Then like magic, he disappeared.

I thought my time had come, but the road to owning Tinksley’s heart comes with a price.

A price so dark and depraved it strips her of her purity and awakens the beast within.

All because of the truth.

Sometimes, there is honor in revenge, and it will be my utmost pleasure to watch as Peter Pan finally meets his maker.

His maker who will soon be my Queen.

My Thoughts 💭

This was a wonderfully written and dark retelling! Hook is bae! Lol! No seriously he was hawt and everything Tink didn’t realize she needed in her life. Tink started off kind of naive but her fierceness came out and I enjoyed it. I enjoyed this story and I can’t wait for the next book!

Review: The Irish Don’s Black Beauty By Rose Marie

Length:337 pages

Published: July 29, 2019

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

It was love at first sight…well for Kahlani Edwards it was. The object of her affection…not so much. She loved his quiet, subdued and nerdy persona. She dreamed of playing in his fiery red hair, and she wanted nothing more than for him to love her back.

Little did she know that underneath the quiet and mysterious exterior of Connor O’Shea was a death dealing crime boss and heir to an Irish mob.

It was meant to be nothing more than a pity date. That’s all. How did it turn into complete obsession? How did this girl who was neither his type nor in his league bring him to his knees? Love? Never wanted it. Peace? Overrated! Anything that brought emotional attachment was not apart of his agenda, so why would he be willing to change course for anyone…. let alone her.

My Thoughts 💭

This was an okay read for me….I kind of liked the storyline but I think the way the Irish accents were typed was throwing me off a little bit. Kahlani was very naive but lovable. Conner has issues but loves his beauty. I didn’t care for how it left off. The snippet of part two has me unsure if I’d continue with their story.