ARC Review: Ricca by Esther E. Schmidt!

Release Date: January 22

Synopsis

Chiara was raised into the mafia world the hard way. Enduring the assault at the hands of her father until she was kidnapped and forced to marry a mob boss. One she’s sure is even worse than her father.

Ricca never backs away from a challenge. When the woman he kidnapped sneers he would never own her, he’s more than happy to prove her wrong. It doesn’t matter he is being forced into this marriage by The Syndicate, to cover-up the kidnapping.

An enemy is forging a plan to take Ricca down. Can a marriage, even one forced by the decision of others, turn into a solid band of trust, loyalty, and eventually love? Or will either one—or their enemy—rip out their heart to stop it from beating? Dive into this Mafia Romance where the value of human life is worth less than loyalty.

My Thoughts 💭

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I loved this book! Ricca kidnapped Chiara and the Syndicate forced him to marry her. It turns out to be a wonderful match! Ricca and Chiara worked so well together! They both are ruthless and sweet and I loved every moment of it! The characters were entertaining and the story flowed really well!

•Release Tour/ARC Review• Bound by Dani René!

Title: Bound
Series: Sins of Seven – Book Five
Author: Dani René
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 18, 2019

My life came with a vow.
A promise to the blood line I’m born from.
Even though I loved my family, I knew I could never escape.
I’m bound to duty.
Until she walks into my life.
Blonde. Blue-eyed. Far too beautiful.
I shouldn’t bring her into this life.
My secrets are far too deadly.
Promises will be broken, but deception is right at my door.
Now I have a choice to make.
Love or blood.
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I enjoyed this book! Savannah and Mason’s story had me on edge the whole time wondering what they were hiding. I loved the twists and turns! They both may have been keeping secrets but Mason isn’t letting his woman go and he always gets what he wants. This was a hot, suspenseful story and I definitely recommend reading this!

*Received ARC for honest review 💙

Dani is an international bestselling author and proud member of the Romance Writer’s Organization of South Africa (ROSA) and the Romance Writer’s of America (RWA).
A fan of dark romance that grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go. It’s from this passion that her writing has evolved from sweet and romantic, to dark and delicious. It’s in this world she’s found her calling, growing from strength to strength and hitting her stride.

On a daily basis, she has a few hundred characters, storylines, and ideas floating around in her head. From the feisty heroines she delivers to the dark, dominant alphas that grace the pages of her books, she promises light in a world filled with danger and darkness.

She has a healthy addiction to reading, TV series, music, tattoos, chocolate, and ice cream.

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•Blog Tour/Review• Privilege by Bethany-Kris!

PRIVILEGE

by Bethany-Kris
Renzo + Lucia , #1
Publication Date: January 7, 2019
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance

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SYNOPSIS

They didn’t come from the same world …

Born rich to a family of mafia royalty, Lucia Marcello was already destined to succeed. She wanted for absolutely nothing, until she met him.

Born poor to parents who never cared, Renzo Zulla was already destined to fail. He has struggled for absolutely everything, but she’ll prove to be his biggest fight yet.

She’s high society from the upscale suburbs.
He’s a drug dealer from New York’s slums.

They just weren’t meant to be … until they were.

What would it take to change a life—an entire perspective? All the things you thought you knew and wanted?

For them, it took thirty-six days.
And the privilege of meeting each other.

They shouldn’t be.
They don’t fit.
Love doesn’t care.

Note: Privilege is book one in a three-book trilogy following the same couple.

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My thoughts 💭

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This book was well written and kept my attention! I couldn’t stop reading! Lucia! I loved her and how she was able to see someone for who they were and not judging based on how things look. Renzo is a bit of a a## but still lovable and his love for Lucia was so adorable! They know they shouldn’t be together but Renzo isn’t letting anyone keep him away from what’s his! I’m so anxious about what’s going to come next! I loved this book and I can’t wait to read the next one!

*Received ARC for honest review 💙

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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•Cover Reveal• Vas by Ker Dukey & K. Webster

Vas

by K. Webster & Ker Dukey
Publication Date: January 7, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark, Mafia, Romance

The Volkov name is one I longed for.
Their household is one I grew up in, but not as an equal—as a maid’s son.
This didn’t stop me from becoming a man to be reckoned with.
But even with my rightful name finally given to me, I still feel adrift.
Until her.

Everything I did was for acceptance.
Everything I lost brought me to my family.
To this life.
To her.

I fought for my status.
I fought for my sisters.
And I will fight to the death for my angel.

She has shown me there is light in our pitch-black world.
That the stars can’t shine without the darkness of night.
She is the stars, and I am the sky in which she shines.

There is evil lurking in the shadows we create.
The corruption and depravities of the First Families have become toxic and are infecting us all from within.
Games have been played, and now, they must end.

I am Vas.
Vocal. Voracious. Vindictive. Volkov.
A devil in love with an angel, and together, we’re going to rule Hell on Earth.

Ven

by K. Webster & Ker Dukey
Publication Date: June 29, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark, Mafia, Romance

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The Vetrov name comes with expectation.
My role in this world is simple: do as Father asks and live my life how he planned it.

My future is already written: run the empire.
Old Values. Old Rule. Old Money.
Until her.

Everything I do lacks purpose.
Everything I do is empty.
Women. Money. Power. It meant nothing.
Until her.

When the Volkov rose showed up at my home a disgraced package, hand-delivered by a Vasiliev prince, I began paving my own path.
I vowed to make her bloom once more.

She consumed me.
Her. Her. Her.

But you can’t love a rose and expect not to be damaged by her thorns.
She cut me too deep.
And I bled out.
My soul fled.
All that’s left is a cold, calculating monster.

I am Veniamin.
Volcanic. Victorious. Valiant. Vetrov.
When you enter my world to play games, prepare to lose.
In the end, I always find the thorn in my side, and I pluck it right out.

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About K. Webster

K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

 

About Ker Dukey

My books all tend to be darker romance, edge of you seat, angst filled reads. My advice to my readers when starting one of my titles…prepare for the unexpected.

I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters growing up.
My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light; some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.

When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.

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Mated To The Capo by Georgette St. Clair

synopsis

After an epically bad blind date, and far too much tequila, waitress/bike messanger Zoey Eastgate swore off men forever and got a tattoo that says ‘love bites’. Maybe she shouldn’t have tempted fate. Because now love, in the form of a very powerful Mafia wolf, has bitten her right on the ass, on a full moon. And according to the Blood Oath Pack, the “moon-bite” means she is now the mate of Dominic Lombardi.

Now her new “husband” is appearing everywhere – no matter how far she runs and no matter how well she hides. He’s crowding her world, refusing to take no for an answer, letting her know that on the next full moon, she’ll be his bride. If only her body didn’t respond so strongly to the Capo of the most corrupt mob pack on the west coast. If only he didn’t threaten her family and her livelihood one minute – and then serenade her with sexy Italian love songs which she can’t understand a single word of, the next.

If only new dangers weren’t rearing their ugly head and threatening not just Zoey, but all of Encantado, the supernatural sin city she calls home. When dark magic comes too close to home, will she stop running long enough for her wiseguy werewolf to claim his bride – or will she find herself fitted with a cement overcoat, sleeping with the fishes?

My thoughts 💭

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I thought the story was good, it had good characters and I liked the mafia werewolf angle. I wasn’t so fond of Zoey just avoiding Dominic for every little argument. Dominic was kind of closed off but he got better towards the end. They had good chemistry but the back and forth with Zoey avoiding him and wanting nothing to do with him got old for me fast.

~Release Blitz~ Anchor by Drew Sera

Title: Anchor
Author: Drew Sera 
Genre: Mafia/Romance/Suspense 
Series: Lust & Lies #2







When young Wesley was taken in by the Van Doorn family, he had no memory of life before “the docks.” They taught him three things…

Nothing comes before family.

Nothing comes before the family “business.”

There are no lengths they will not go to protect either. 

As one of their own helps Wesley to find, and piece together fragments of his past, he exposes a filthy secret. One that will turn Amsterdam inside out to uncover the truth, if need be. 

With a lucrative international contract on the line, the Van Doorns struggle to maintain supremacy, using any means necessary to outlast the other families. Not realizing that their greatest threat may come from within.

In a family shrouded in the shadows of lies and deceit, even the blackest sins can be uncovered…as long as you’re not afraid to enter the darkness.











Emotionally gripping dark romance is Drew’s niche. Drew is passionate about creating engaging characters that readers will fall for again and again.

Drew was born in Sin City and currently resides there. Her love of the city makes it a natural backdrop for many of her books.

Travelling, warm weather, and candy (particularly green M&M’s) are some of Drew’s favorite things.




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Nikolai by Shandi Boyes

Synopsis

When opposing sides of the law collide, it isn’t just the rules being broken

What happens when a first-year defense attorney is left alone with a mafia prince? Chaos, turmoil, and sexual friction so great it will melt your kindle and your panties.

Get ready for a fast-paced joyride set to prove it isn’t just blondes who have all the fun. It is the women determined to tame the bad boys.

By tame, we mean stake our claim.

My thoughts 💭

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For me it starts off good but then I’m not sure what happened but it was kind of boring. Justine helped Nikolai get on house arrest but accidentally put her address and not his so he ends up staying at her apartment. He invited his crew there and the only places he deemed safe were the kitchen and her bedroom. The chemistry between Justine and Nikolai was good but that was the only interesting thing in this book for me.