Review: Some Kind Of Monster by Albany Walker

Length: 283 pages

Published: September 17, 2020

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

Naughty girls need love too.

A beautiful monster, that’s what I am. My packaging is just a little nicer than the creatures you hear about dwelling in your closet.

With three baddies for my mates, things are definitely getting interesting. I think I’ve even convinced them not to kill each other.

But I have a new purpose, someone is hurting our kind. Stealing Charmed magic in arcane rituals that leave my friends drained and dead, and I won’t allow it.

It’s time for them to find out why even the Monsters fear me.

I am the bad guy

Companion novel to Friends with the Monster. RH story with adult themes not recommend for those under 18.

My thoughts 💭

I love Dami and her monsters! Grim is definitely my favorite even if his solution to problems is to end everyone. I enjoyed reading and definitely recommend!

Release Boost: Love In The Wild By Emma Castle

Title: Love in the Wild
A Tarzan Retelling
Author: Emma Castle
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 28, 2020
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A Sensual, Powerful, And Thought Provoking Tarzan Retelling 

Eden Matthews stumbled upon the discovery of a lifetime while photographing wildlife in the deep in the heart of Africa… 
A gorgeous god of a man living in the wilds of the African jungle among a family of gorillas… 
When he saves her life she’s compelled to uncover the man’s tragic past and the fate which led him to grow up in the wild. 
But Eden soon learns she can take man from the wild, but she can’t take the wild out of the man… 
When her savage savior soon shows her just want he wants of her…her sensual surrender, she finds she can’t resist him teaching her how to love…in the wild.
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EXCERPT
Screams. Gunshots. A mighty roar. Deafening silence. 

Eden jerked awake as the nightmares broke through her sleep. She gasped when she found herself unable to move. Was this another nightmare? She glanced wildly around the room, trying to make sense of where she was, and found herself staring into the brightest blue eyes she had ever seen. The mud-streaked face from her nightmares was real. 
She gasped again and tried to pull away. He held tight a moment before loosening his grip, clear disappointment in his eyes. 
Eden scrambled back, and something behind her tumbled across the floor. He sat up and moved around her to collect whatever it was she had disrupted. In the gray light of early morning, she saw him put pieces of skinned mango on a leaf that was bigger than his two hands cupped together. 
He grunted, chuffed, and even whistled at her as he held out the mangoes. Eden stared at the food, her stomach grumbling on cue at the sight of the fruit. His mouth curved into a smile, and he nodded to her in encouragement. She reached across the space between them and took a mango, trying not to stare at him. Much of the thick mud from earlier had fallen away to expose his body to her view, but his face was still darkened with it, making it hard to fully see his features aside from those wildly blue eyes. 
The trauma of yesterday was still in the back of her mind, but she could now focus on her mysterious savior, this wild and strange forest god. And a god he was. There was a mighty strength to his limbs, and he had a noble bearing that held her fascinated—and more than a little frightened. She was helpless against this man. If he desired it, he could take whatever he wished from her. Yet he gazed upon her with gentle eyes and offered her mangoes. 
She took another piece of fruit and was floored by the devastating effect his responding smile had on her stomach, which suddenly filled with butterflies. 
“Thank you,” she said, only she felt silly doing so, since it was obvious he didn’t understand her. She bit into the fruit and sighed at the sweet taste. He watched her eat two more pieces before he finally ate one himself. Then he reached for something on the floor and held it out to her. 
Midday sunlight caught on the bright gold of a long necklace. It was an ancient-looking necklace with a huge diamond pendant hanging from the center. 
“Oh my God . . .” 
She was almost afraid to touch it, but he pushed it into her hands before she could refuse him. He curled her fingers around the necklace and patted her closed hands with a tenderness that left her feeling breathless. 
“Thank you. It’s beautiful.” She stared at the necklace, and he watched her expectantly. Eden did the only thing she could think of and put the necklace on. He grunted and smiled, as if satisfied with her reaction, and then he opened the trapdoor in the center of the room. He turned, exposing his back to her, and pointed at himself. 
It looked like she was going for another ride. She climbed onto his back, more aware than ever of the heat of his body between her thighs, but the dried mud that coated his body was staining her clothes, and she prayed she could find her way to a river or stream or even a pond to get washed up. 
He began the descent, and when their feet touched the ground, he let her off his back. The wild man held out a hand to her, and she took it. It was strange to feel connected to this nameless mystery man, but Eden was beginning to trust him as he led her through the jungle. Besides, what choice did she have? 
After about half an hour, at least by Eden’s guess, she heard the roar of a waterfall and her heart leapt. She might be able to clean herself off and get something to drink. She glanced back down at herself and cringed at the mud and blood staining her clothes. 
The wild man took her straight to a large pool at the base of the waterfall, which poured over a mountainous area nearly two stories tall. The sight was breathtaking. The waterfall was as clear as glass, cascading into a frothy whiteness that settled into gentle ripples across a wide pool that was clear as the sky above. 
“Is it safe?” she asked as the man took her to the edge of the water. “I know you can’t understand me, but—” 
He turned to face her, his gaze solemn and his lips parted as he whispered one word. “Safe.” 
It was almost a hoarse grunt, as though he hadn’t spoken in ages, perhaps ever. Yet she recognized that word, and her world spun as she realized that she might have a chance to communicate with this man. 
“You know English?” 
He nodded uncertainly. 
“How much can you speak?” 
He held up his hands and shrank them together in the air. 
“Okay, how much can you understand?” 
His hands widened apart. 
A flood of questions filled Eden’s mind, but right now she had to focus on more pressing needs. The kind that pressed against her bladder. 
“I need to use the . . . Wait, you probably don’t understand what a restroom is. I need . . . privacy?” As embarrassing as it was, she squatted down, miming her intentions. 
He nodded toward a clump of trees. 
“Stay close,” he said in a hoarse whisper. 
Eden went over to the bushes and did what needed to be done before she rejoined him at the water’s edge. 
“Is it deep? I can swim. I’m just worried.” 
“Deep, yes. Safe.” He removed the gold leaf crown from his head and set it down in the grass. Then, without warning, he untied the strips of leather that held his loincloth on and dove into the pool. 
Eden had a brief but glorious glimpse of his muscled ass as he disappeared into the water. A cloud of mud circled around where he had vanished, sullying the pretty blue water. Eden waited for him to come up, wondering what he looked like beneath the layers of mud. But long seconds passed and he didn’t come up. 
Had something happened to him down there? She took off her hiking boots and socks before hastily wading into the water and diving under to search. 
Her heart thundered against her ribs as she dove beneath the surface, trying to find him. She opened her eyes, searching, but all she could see was a blue haze and white bubbles from the waterfall. She surged back up to the surface for air and then shrieked as something curled around her foot and pulled her back under. 
Water covered her head, and she reached down to claw at whatever had grabbed her leg, but it was already gone. She swam back up to the surface with visions of crocodiles and snakes in her head as she sucked in a lungful of air. The water beside her churned, and the wild man’s face appeared. He shook his head, and his long dark hair whipped around his face. He ducked below the water again and came back up, allowing Eden her first glimpse of his face unmarred by mud. 

My God. 
She couldn’t have guessed what lay beneath the heavy coats of mud. The chiseled features of a god matched his muscled form. There was a slight cleft in his chin, and the tan skin of his face made his blue eyes glow even more brilliantly. It was difficult to look away from his face. Dark shapes colored his shoulders. Tattoos? They looked tribal in design. She’d never been into tattoos before, but they only added to the mystique of this man. 
He swam slowly around her, his lips curved in a playful smile, then suddenly splashed water at her. Eden gasped and instinctively splashed back at him. He let out a deep, rich laugh that made her melt. They swam and played, not quite touching each other, but close enough that she was aware he was completely naked. Eventually her skin began to prune, and she realized that she was drenched in her only set of clothes. 
Now exhausted, she started to go back to the shore, but the man caught her hand and motioned for her to swim toward the falls. She followed him and blushed to the roots of her hair as he climbed out of the water and onto a small rock ledge, leaving nothing to the imagination. Then he vanished behind the waterfall. She gripped the smooth rocks at the base of the ledge and pulled herself up, finding it easier than she expected. Then she followed him behind the glass-like curtain of water. 
The cave behind the falls was deep and dark, and she could barely see the outline of the wild man ahead of her. 
“Wait! I can’t see.” Her voice echoed all around her despite the roar of the falls behind them. 
A warm hand caught hold of hers, and she was pulled deeper into the darkness before they stopped. Her feet touched something soft. Animal fur? She knelt and touched it. Yes, it was, but what kind she couldn’t tell. Hands touched her shoulders, pulling lightly at her clothes as though to remove them. 
“Wait . . . What?” 
“Too wet,” he said in a low voice. “Animal skins need to dry.” 
“Skins? Oh, my clothes.” She glanced around, not quite able to see him clearly. Maybe it would be okay to take off her clothes in the dark? Eden hesitated a second and then peeled off her clothes, even her panties. 
“Sit,” he urged, and she did, tucking her knees up to cover her body. 
“Hey, do you have a name?” she asked the tall, warm man sharing the darkness with her. 
“Thorne.” 
“Thorne? Just Thorne? No last name?” Eden tried to see his face as he knelt down beside her on the bed of furs. Her heart jumped in nervousness at what he might do next. 
“Son of Keza,” he added quietly. 
“Is Keza your father?” 
“Mother.” The word was spoken with a fierce tenderness. 
“Is she here? Does she live with you?” 
There was a long silence. “No. Thorne left. Thorne see them sometimes.” 
Eden nearly jumped when she felt a hand touch hers. Thorne stroked a fingertip over her knuckles, the gentle touch exploring and soothing rather than threatening. 
“Sleep,” he said in the mantle of darkness. “Thorne protect.” 
Eden knew she shouldn’t lie down in her undressed state, nor should she bury her face in the furs and start to rest. But the makeshift bed was soft against her bare body. It was only late afternoon, but she was indeed tired. She was a little cold, but Thorne soon wrapped the furs around her, and she could smell an inviting masculine scent clinging to them. His scent. Clean man and waterfall with a hint of mango. It was a scent she would dream of for the rest of her life, just as she knew she would dream of this wild forest god.

AUTHOR BIO
Emma Castle has always loved reading but didn’t know she loved romance until she was enduring the trials of law school. She discovered the dark and sexy world of romance novels and since then has never looked back! She loves writing about sexy, alpha male heroes who know just how to seduce women even if they are a bit naughty about it. When Emma’s not writing, she may be obsessing over her favorite show Supernatural where she’s a total Team Dean Winchester kind of girl! Join Emma’s Private Reader Group “Emma Castle’s Crew” here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/429283600812685
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Release Blitz: Talk Nerdy To Me by Allie York


Title: Talk Nerdy To Me
Series: Words For Nerds #2 
Author: Allie York 
Genre: Romantic Comedy 


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Rae Stewart

Talented. Fierce. On top of the world.

Life couldn’t be better.

My gaming channel is number one, my sponsors keep coming and that’s just my online persona. In the real world, I’ve got some of the best friends ever.

I’ve got all I could ever want.


August Ryan

Determined. Competitive. Tired of coming in second place.

For months I’ve been competing with the hottest and most talented gamer girl for number one. Not even teaming up with her can get me that coveted top spot.

So I’m pulling out all the stops and taking this online competition into real life.

When two worlds collide, Rae finds a new happiness that she didn’t know she was missing but August isn’t so lucky.

Is there a future for these two rivals or will August be lost in a past he can’t leave behind?

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ABOUT ALLIE

Allie is a mom to five boys, wife, and dog groomer by day. And a writer in the pre-dawn hours. She loves sappy romance, sci-fi, coffee, and anything furry with four legs.


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Review: Sig by Jeanne St. James

Length: 410 pages

Published: July 3, 2020

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

Revenge isn’t always sweet, but it sure can be satisfying…

Sig never wanted to return to Manning Grove since it didn’t hold any good memories. Growing up a part of the Blood Fury MC ended up being a disaster and screwed up his life, which led to him spending most of it in and out of jail. But now he’s not only back, he’s sitting at the table as VP next to Trip, his half-brother who has resurrected the MC from the ashes.

Still bitter about what went down twenty years ago, he’s now trying to move past it and stay out of jail for good. Until he finds a beaten and abused woman running through the woods, trying to escape her captors. Now all he can think about is revenge on the Shirley Clan, a group of sovereign citizens who follow no laws but their own. And if he isn’t careful, he might end up right back where he vowed to never go again. Behind bars.

Note: Blood & Bones: Sig is the second book in the Blood Fury MC series. As always, this book has no cheating, no cliffhanger and has an HEA. It’s recommended to read this series in order.

My thoughts 💭

I loved Sig and Red! They both have been through some rough times that has left scars but feel whole when they’re together. I loved their chemistry. I enjoyed reading their story and definitely recommend!

Blog Tour: Max by Ana Balen

Title: Max 
Series: Ryan Family #2
Author: Ana Balen 
Genre: Romantic Suspense 


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Skylar knows she’s making a mistake. Settling for someone is never a good decision. Especially when that someone is a man who any sane person would avoid. Since high school there was only one person she could count on, Jacob. But he can no longer help her. Desperate, she sends him a text.

Reading the words of a desperate woman he never laid eyes on, Max can’t shut down the urge to save her. All he can think of is this mysterious woman that kept texting him over the years. He never answered back, until now.

Two words.
One text message.
That’s all it takes for Max’s world to turn upside down.
Will he be able to protect her and resolve the mystery that surrounded her?




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Ana Balen was born in Zagreb, Croatia, where she still lives with her husband, their son (read boss!) and the son’s pet rabbit named Shhh! (or some other gibberish that’s the favorite of their son for the day.)
She spends her days driving her husband up the wall (when he can’t get her ass up from the bed in the mornings), reading and daydreaming, or following orders from a three-year-old. In the hectic life she leads (and loves every second of it), she never thought about writing. But, then one day a name popped in her head, then, the snippets of things, and she sat down and started typing. Next thing, she wrote a book. And now, she’s about to release her seventh!

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Release Blitz: Foster by Kristie Leigh

Title: Foster 
Author: Kristie Leigh
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

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Dear diary,

Just messin’ with you. I don’t have time for that crap, but here’s my story.

I was finally coming clean to my best friend about how this divorced, single mom attempted to get back in the dating game…and wound up with an old flame.

Enough stalling, it was time to spill it … ALL

Foster Montgomery was my best friend’s hot younger brother. Back in high school, we used to have a thing. And by “thing,” I mean we used to mess around–behind closed doors, because apparently, that was all I was good for.

Finally, many years later, I had the chance to get my revenge. If wet dreams, steamy make-out sessions on my couch, and “naked yoga” in my living room counted as revenge, then I nailed it!

He was still keeping secrets, but this time, I planned to make it known exactly what he’d done behind those closed doors.

Kamryn Leigh James
XOXO

About Kristie

I’m a feisty redheaded Canadian/American who fell in love with romance novels when

my friend Phil bought me a Kindle that hasn’t left my side since.

My favorite books to read are anything taboo and super sick and twisted. I’m not sure I will ever
write anything dark, but I would love to give it a shot one day.

I live in South Florida with my high school sweetheart and three kids.

I grew up in Burlington, ON, Canada but made the move to

South Florida in 2013 and definitely don’t miss the snow.

I’m not sure where this writing journey will take me but either way, I know it will be a fun new adventure, and I’m super excited about it.



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Release Blitz: Thieves & Liars by Rebecca Wilder

Title: Thieves & Liars 
Author: Rebecca Wilder
Genre: Romantic Suspense

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We’re thieves and liars. Con artists and grifters, a hacker, and a hitter.

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Love Stories That Linger | Romance Author
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Review: Blood & Bones: Trip by Jeanne St. James

Length: 326 pages

Published: May 2, 2020

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

Despite spilled blood and broken bones, from the ashes Blood Fury will once again rise.

Trip, son of the former president of the Blood Fury MC, is determined to resurrect his dead father’s destroyed club. It’ll be a long, difficult road as the new president attempts to rebuild the club from the cold ashes left behind.

Bad blood and bitter memories are only some of the obstacles Trip has to overcome. The local police department, Manning Grove PD, is another, since they don’t want to see their small town once again overrun by outlaw bikers.

Then there’s Stella, a local bar owner and a major distraction Trip doesn’t need, but can’t resist, even though she gives him every reason to. She’s tough, she’s broken, and the last thing she wants in her life is a man like him.

In the end, Trip has to decide if the war is worth fighting. And if Stella is the warrior he needs battling by his side.

Blood & Bones: Trip is the first book in the Blood Fury MC series. As always, this book has no cheating, no cliffhanger and has an HEA. While it’s recommended to read my Brothers in Blue series first, it’s not necessary.

My thoughts 💭

This was a good start to the series. Trip knows what he wants and he’s determined to have it. He wants to rebuild the MC to be better than it was. He needs to find folks willing to be a part of it. While on his mission he finds Stella. She was what he didn’t know he needed but once he had her in his sights he knew she needed to be by his side. Stella is just trying to take life one day at a time when Trip bulldozes his way into her life. They fit each other perfectly. I enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read the next book in the series!

Release Blitz: Rookie Moves by Tarrah Anders

 

Title: Rookie Moves: A Quick Snap Novella

Author: Tarrah Anders 

Publisher: Lady Boss Press 

Genre: Sports Romance 


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Rookie Moves is part of Kristen Proby’s With Me in Seattle Universe.

Rookies are supposed to be nobody’s. They aren’t supposed to play much. They aren’t supposed to attract attention. They definitely aren’t supposed to be getting in trouble. But when Grant Toolson joins the famed Seattle Professional Football team, he’s already made a name for himself, on the field and off.

When the team decides he needs to clean up his more than a little rough-around-the-edges image, in steps Emily Masterson, the prim and proper daughter of Seattle’s Mayor with a planned meeting.

Is his image cleaned up and does the relationship work out after hearing hushed conversations?










I am a contemporary romance author who is all about the feels, with the twists of sexy mixed in between. I have been writing since before I can remember.  Writing has always been a passion, that was kept it under wraps, stayed on the back-burner and never vocalized or followed through with my desire to be a writer, until I read a horrible book and thought: ‘I could do better than that!’

I am originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, but living in beautiful San Diego with my little family while working during the day as a social worker working with the homeless.


My writing style is that I try to write realistic characters and situations. I want my books to be relatable and not to create too many eye rolls.

Thematically, the novels are friends to lovers, random hook-ups and office romances mixed with a whole lot of fun in the middle.




Release Blitz: Black Light: Unbound by Jennifer Bene & Lesley Clark

Black Light: Unbound

by Jennifer Bene and Lesley Clark
Publication Date: September 14, 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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Who can deny a determined Italian Dom?
One night changed the course of Jamie’s life forever.
Ripped the wild joy out of him and replaced it with trauma.
But he survived the darkness, and now one thing is clear…
He’ll never be vulnerable again.
Except Dominic has other plans.
He wanted Jamie at first sight. Imagined him on his knees,
tied up in ropes, a sweet male submissive at his feet.
And Dominic always gets what he wants.
Jamie doesn’t want his discipline,
or his creative punishments,
but it’s a dangerous tug of war that Dom plans on winning.
He’ll make Jamie see that by tying themselves together,
he will truly become unbound.

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Jennifer Bene is a USA Today bestselling author of dangerously sexy and deviously dark romance. From BDSM, to Suspense, Dark Romance, and Thrillers—she writes it all. Always delivering a twisty, spine-tingling journey with the promise of a happily-ever-after.
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You can find her online throughout social media with username @jbeneauthor and on her website: http://www.jenniferbene.com

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Lesley Clark is an unashamed southern girl with a love of all things fried and covered in bacon. Mountain Dew is the fuel that keeps her going.
When she isn’t writing or working as an RN, she is likely reading one of the thousands of books in her library. Since her nest is currently empty, she can often be found playing with her fur babies who rule her life.
Lesley writes stories with hot alpha men and sexy sassy ladies that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
When she has a spare minute between her fur babies, books, and nursing, Lesley loves to connect with her readers.

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