ARC Review: Flame by Donna Grant

Length: 352 pages

Published: June 30, 2020

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: ARC from NetGalley

Synopsis

If she believed in destiny, she would believe they were meant for each other.

But that fire was put out long ago. . .

Living among the Dragon Kings, Cain has spent lifetimes learning to distrust both mortals and Fae. He is a warrior born—and every instinct demands that he fight to keep his own kind safe. But when a fringe member of the Dark Fae contacts the Kings with an urgent warning, Cain is torn for the first time. How can he trust this beautiful creature when resisting his primal attraction to her is battle enough?

Noreen is horrified by what her kind and the malevolent Others are planning for the Dragon Kings. Dark Fae or not, there are lines she will not cross—even if it means risking her life. But she never imagined that she would risk her heart until she meets Cain. She wants him with a soul-deep desire that frightens her…and endangers them both. Is saying goodbye to everything Noreen has ever known worth a love that will span time and realms?

My thoughts 💭

This book was amazing! Betrayal, mates, steam, dragons, and trying to stop evil…this book kept me on the edge and I enjoyed it! Dragon King and a Dark Fae/Other isn’t supposed to be together but their chemistry can’t be denied. Cain and Noreen’s story is interesting with plenty of steam! I definitely recommend reading this!

Blog Tour: Married With Me by Bailie Hantam






Title: Married With Me: A With Me In Seattle Universe Novel

Author: Bailie Hantam 

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Release Date: June 22nd 




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She’s the one girl who’s off limits. He’s the one she’s always wanted.


From the moment, Justin Ellis reunites with his best friend’s little sister in Las Vegas, his world is turned upside down. Angela is beautiful and smart and everything he wants. But they cannot have more than their week-long fling before they both go back to their lives in Seattle.
Deciding to give her brother’s best friend a Vegas experience was probably not Angela York’s smartest move. Especially since she never really got over her school girl crush on him. And why, oh why, did the Vegas experience have to include a drunken night at a wedding chapel.
Will they see that they are meant for one another? Or are they headed straight for divorce?



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ABOUT BAILIE



2019 Debut Author, Bailie Hantam, hails from sunny South Africa. She has been writing stories from as early as she can remember. After finally deciding to take it seriously five years ago she finally hit publish in March this year. She writes both Contemporary and Paranormal Romance and the world of Romantic Suspense in 2020.




She is blessed to have a very supportive family who have encouraged her every step of the way. She’s a series binger (of both books and screen); a stationary hoarder and an avid reader. When she’s not writing you can usually find her curled up next to her two border collies either reading or writing in her journal.



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Book Blitz: Simmer by Mesha Stone

Simmer

An Infernal World Novella
by Measha Stone
Publication Date: June 30, 2020
Genres: Psychological Thriller

Purchase: Amazon

We’ll teach her to be a good wife.
It’s our job and we won’t fail her.

There are rules here.
Don’t eat until Papa has.
Do all your chores.
Learn your lessons.
Be grateful.
Don’t break the rules.
But I did…

About Measha Stone

USA Today Bestselling Author Measha Stone is a lover of all things erotic and fun who writes kinky romantic suspense and dark romance novels. She won the 2018 Golden Flogger award in two categories, Best Advanced BDSM and Best Anthology. She’s hit #1 on Amazon in multiple categories in the U.S. and the U.K. When she’s not typing away on her computer, she can be found nestled up with a cup of tea and her kindle.

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Release Blitz: Campfire Chaos by K Webster

 

Campfire Chaos

Hood River Hoodlums, Book 3
by K Webster
Publication Date: June 25, 2020
Genres: Forbidden Enemies to Lovers Romance

Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Apple Books | Eden Books

From USA Today bestselling author K Webster comes a forbidden, enemies to lovers romance called Campfire Chaos!

I had it all.
Popularity. Good grades. Cheerleading. Doting family and great friends.

Until the wrong boy swept into my perfect world and destroyed every part of it.
Abuse. Drugs. Humiliation.
He trampled all over my reputation and I was powerless to do anything about it.
I couldn’t break free from his controlling hold.
But the night of the accident changed everything.

Now I’m freed at last.
It comes at a cost, though. I hurt a Hoodlum.
I can’t fix him, but I can fix me.
Without the monster in my life, I grow stronger, fiercer, braver.

I’m on the right track to cleaning up the mess that is my life.
Repairing friendships.
Restoring trust with my family.
Healing from my recent, terrible past.

Everything was going to be okay.
Or so I thought.

Because I have a new problem.
Cal Hutton.
Town’s lawless, gorgeous bad boy. A Hood River Hoodlum. My new nemesis.
He wants me to pay for what I did to his best friend.

Cal thinks I’m weak and an unworthy adversary, someone he can toy with.
But I’ll never allow another man to have that power over me.

I have claws now.
I fight back.

This is a full-length high school enemies-to-lovers, forbidden, and new adult romance with high angst, suspense, and gutting emotion. It’s book three in the Hood River Hoodlum series that will have interlinking storylines. Campfire Chaos shouldn’t be read as a standalone and is the continuation of a four-book planned series that gives each Hoodlum a book. The first book in the series is the only MM story. The others, including this one, are MF.

Also in the Series

About K. Webster

K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks. She lives in “Tornado Alley” with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens.

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New Release! Married With Me by Bailie Hantam




Title: Married With Me: A With Me In Seattle Universe Novel

Author: Bailie Hantam 

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Release Date: June 22nd 









Married With Me – A With Me in Seattle Universe Novel

She’s the one girl who’s off limits. He’s the one she’s always wanted.

From the moment, Justin Ellis reunites with his best friend’s little sister in Las Vegas, his world is turned upside down. Angela is beautiful and smart and everything he wants. But they cannot have more than their week-long fling before they both go back to their lives in Seattle.
Deciding to give her brother’s best friend a Vegas experience was probably not Angela York’s smartest move. Especially since she never really got over her school girl crush on him. And why, oh why, did the Vegas experience have to include a drunken night at a wedding chapel.
Will they see that they are meant for one another? Or are they headed straight for divorce?








2019 Debut Author, Bailie Hantam, hails from sunny South Africa. She has been writing stories from as early as she can remember. After finally deciding to take it seriously five years ago she finally hit publish in March this year. She writes both Contemporary and Paranormal Romance and the world of Romantic Suspense in 2020.


She is blessed to have a very supportive family who have encouraged her every step of the way. She’s a series binger (of both books and screen); a stationary hoarder and an avid reader. When she’s not writing you can usually find her curled up next to her two border collies either reading or writing in her journal.


























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?

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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.

To keep up-to-date with new releases from Bethany-Kris, sign up to her New Release Newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/bf9lzD

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Release Blitz: Breaching Boundaries: Part One by Elizabeth Newton

Title: Breaching Boundaries: Part One
Author: Elizabeth Newton 
Genre: Historical Romance 
Breaching Boundaries Part one, is a period romance set at the turn of the 20th Century. It focuses on the heir to the 35,000 acre Carneforth Estate, Elliot Harrington. When his self-serving father Henry Harrington the 4th Earl of Carneforth marries a young French woman soon after his wife’s death, Elliot is torn between his growing feelings for his beautiful step-mother and his sense of honor. As much as he hates his father, can he betray him in this way and are his feelings reciprocated?
 

Release Blitz: Conflicted by Steve Eggleston & John Neyer


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Conflicted By Steve Eggleston & John Neyer 
Genre: Thriller, Suspense 






A fast moving legal thriller – crime novel with a funny, outrageous and irreverent private detective. Dave, Trip, Splatter is half white, half Chinese complex man, at once cynical and innocent. What starts as a simple investigation and a favour for his best friend, soon grows into an international legal mystery.



More About Steve Eggleston 

Steve Eggleston is a law school Valedictorian, former law professor, author, lecturer, and colorful trial lawyer who left home at age 16 and worked his way through school. Over the years, his clients and adversaries have included con men, swindlers, greedy families, drug addicts, big oil & tobacco, Fortune 100 companies, entertainment giants, writers, and Grammy-winning artists. He lives with his family in Somerset, England.

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Release Blitz: Easy To Remember by Bailie Hantum


* RELEASE BLITZ *
Easy To Remember: A Boudreaux Universe Novel
 By Bailie Hantam 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: The Agency #1
Publisher: Lady Boss Press







Wanting to expand his reach, Simon Danbury takes his Lift seminars to Africa. And what better place to start than small town South Africa.

Can the man with no future save the woman without a past?

At seventeen, a tragic accident left Mila Evans, orphaned, with no memory… of either her life before her accident or her true self. Moving forward with life, Mila chose to ignore anything and everything before the accident. Never attempting to even try to remember her past life. That is until she met Tariq and simply living no longer suited her. Tariq made her feel, but more than that he pushed her out of her comfort zone, pushed her to want to remember…

A stupid mistake ruined Tariq’s career as a musician. Since then, he has worked hard as a field agent with Ward Security. There was no need to dwell on the stupid things he did when he was young; Tariq is now saving lives… Making a difference. Until Mila steps into his life and reminds him of his true passion: His love of music and performing.
A threat to Mila will force them to either confront their pasts or sacrifice their future together…






Excerpt

He pulled her into his arms. “Good night, Mila.”
She looked up at him, frowning. “What? All that build up. I thought we’d—”
“Screw each other’s brains out?” He didn’t let go of her. “I told you, I want to enjoy you. I want to savour you.” 
Mila pulled her bottom lip between her teeth. “So, this is a marathon, not a sprint.” Which was fine, except she was horny as hell.
He tilted his head. “More or less.” He lowered his head to hers, his lips millimetres from hers. “There will be sex. If I have my way, lots of it. But you’re tired.” 
She nodded and lifted her face to him. He lowered his face to her. His lips brushed hers before pressing against her mouth. The kiss deepened and ignited her entire body. She had to restrain herself from mounting him. He threaded his hands through her hair, and she let out a gasp, opening her mouth to him. Their tongues danced; the world disappeared. He pushed her against the door, holding her up as she melted into him. His erection was hard and large against her belly. Too soon, he pulled away. They were both panting as he held on to her while she found her footing. 
Yeah, they were going to have to take things slow if they were going to enjoy each other. Because , wow, that kiss was explosive. It was more than she imagined, and it still left her wanting more.
He let go of her. “Sweet dreams, Mila.”

About Bailie Hantam 


2019 Debut Author, Bailie Hantam, hails from sunny South Africa. She has been writing stories from as early as she can remember. After finally deciding to take it seriously five years ago she finally hit publish in March this year. She writes both Contemporary and Paranormal Romance and the world of Romantic Suspense in 2020. 
She is blessed to have a very supportive family who have encouraged her every step of the way. She’s a series binger (of both books and screen); a stationary hoarder and an avid reader. When she’s not writing you can usually find her curled up next to her two border collies either reading or writing in her journal.




Release Blitz: Heartless King by Maya Hughes

Title: Heartless King
Series: Standalone book #5 in the
Kings of Rittenhouse Series
Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 23, 2020
Blurb
Two blue lines. That means not pregnant, right? Right?
Oh, sh*t.

Five years ago, Colm
Frost asked me to marry him and I ran. I ran from my painful past too raw and
fresh to escape. He was the only one who looked at me like I wasn’t broken and
made me believe it. He made me feel it.

Now, he’s the hot,
angry, hockey player on the mend. 

I’m the
physiotherapist who’s supposed to get him back on his feet. 

I don’t think our
night together was what his doctor prescribed, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t
dreamt of him every time I close my eyes. I woke up beside him with my body
still singing from the way he fanned the flames of my desire, but I couldn’t
stay.


His lips on my neck. His hands wrapped around my waist. His impressive…ahem,
touch leaving me breathless.

One moment of wild
inhibition and it’s come back to bite me in the butt. Kind of like he did that
night.

But a baby? Our
night was supposed to be a one time thing, closing a door on the future I
couldn’t handle. 

Will this new bump
in the road be everything we needed to find our forever?


Heartless King is a standalone friends to enemies to lovers, accidental
pregnancy romance that brings all the laugh out loud, angsty feels!
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Excerpt
The question had been running through my head all night: how
could I get her to leave? But I didn’t want her to go. And now the maple syrup
and cinnamon taste of her sent me hurtling close to the edge of my control.
Those reserves were running on fumes. 

Everyone else had been run off by my anger or blinded by my
money, but not her. If anything, she battled me, pushing me like she knew I
needed it. She wouldn’t let me hide the splintered and cracked pieces of myself
that I was barely holding together. 

She didn’t push me to talk, just slid in past my defenses
and got me to say more than I should. 

“Do you want me to stop?” I ran my fingers through her hair,
tugging on the roots. 

Her lips parted in a gasp and I deepened the kiss, needing
to taste even more of her. She’d teased me, eating that French toast that
smelled like a vanilla and cinnamon factory had exploded when it arrived at our
table.

She stared into my eyes, heavy breaths shuddering past her
lips. “Hell no.”
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Author Bio
Maya
Hughes, that’s me!, can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding
in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking
inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration
also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer
practice.

I love
writing stories that capture the possibilities of the paths less travelled and
enjoy experiencing life through my characters’ eyes.

I’m the mom
of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time.
Some of my favorite things are cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing
until I can’t breathe, traveling with my family and Jeff Goldblum.