Cover Reveal: The Black Fox by Brianna Hale

Title: The Black Fox
Collection: The Dirty Heroes Collection
Author: Brianna Hale
Genre: Dark Romance Novella
Release Date:
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: Drawn To The Alpha by Olivia T. Turner

Length: 93 pages

Published: November 27, 2019

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

I didn’t want a mate.

Never have.

But when I walked into that kindergarten classroom and saw the new teacher…

…man, everything changed.

Because the guy who never needed a girl is suddenly obsessed with one.

My inner grizzly wants her as our mate.

I want her for everything.

And this firefighting grizzly bear shifter is ready to burn the world down to get her.

Ready for an alpha who can handle the heat and likes his girl with some meat? Carter is a dominant Over-The-Top grizzly bear shifter who will have you howling for more. This is the second book in the Alphas In Heat series featuring the bear shifters from the Blackcloud Point fire station. Fire-fighting bear shifters? Yes, please!

The books can be read in any order.

This fireman romance shifter book is SAFE, with no cheating, and a furry HEA guaranteed. Enjoy!

My thoughts 💭

This was a cute and steamy quick read. Carter isn’t looking for a mate but finds her and his bear is willing to drive him crazy until her marks Aubrey. This was a nice quick read.

Release Blitz: the cure by Jo-Anne Joseph


Title: The Cure 
Author: Jo-Anne Joseph 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: A Conquer Series Novella







People have wanted to fix me for as long as I could remember. None of them have ever succeeded, because I’m irreparable.

I’m a ticking time bomb. My mind is my greatest enemy, and I lose the battle against it daily.
I never wanted to be normal, until her.









Jo-Anne Joseph is a South African Author who writes fiction contemporary romance, psychological romance and romantic suspense. She has a flair for creating stories that are sweet and sassy, others riveting and suspenseful. Along with a passion for writing, she is an avid reader and enjoys painting and coloring. She also has a deep love for poetry and prose. Her lifelong love affair with words started at a young age and resulted in her debut novel Infinity published in September 2017. She has since published five other titles along with a poetry anthology, as well as contributed to two anthologies.
Her books are available on Amazon.com, Ibooks, Kobo, Barnes and Noble in ebook and paperback format. She has worked with an international publishing company on one of her anthologies. Bridge Books in Johannesburg and Maboneng carry her titles.
Jo-Anne is a business professional by day, she works in the field of corporate governance, and an Author by night. She also writes on a volunteer basis for on-line publications Still Standing Magazine and the website Glow in the Woods. Her articles have been republished in several newsletters.
She is eager to encourage the culture of reading in South Africa and show regular working woman and parents that it’s not impossible to follow the creative aspect of their dreams and goals. If you love something enough, you’ll make the time for it. 




Review: Duncan’s Pride by Xyla Turner

Length:136 pages

Published: October 5, 2019

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

Portia:

I can handle it, I said.

Duncan can handle it, I said.

We can handle it, I said.

Shit, we can’t handle it. We said…

Duncan:

Portia had this undeniable belief that the two of us having a child would be a good thing. She had no evidence to confirm these suspicions, but I had first-hand experience. Therefore, I charted what having children would mean for my mental sanity. The percentage was low. It was especially low for my wife.

Also, I did not factor twins into the calculations.

Author’s Note: This is a novella and readers should read Book 1, Trent and must read Book 2: Duncan as those characters are heavily intertwined into Duncan’s Pride. Cameos by Mr. Vega and Faith, Trent and Bernie. Also, this book, specifically the Hero, is a bit different than a typical Xyla Turner book. It is IR, BWWM, and HEA, but Duncan is a different kind of perfect. I hope you give him another chance.

My Thoughts 💭

This was a sweet read! Duncan and Portia have twins and both of them have their own meltdowns. I still love Portia and Duncan! This was a really good addition to their story! I can’t wait to read the next book!

Review: Aries: The Zodiac Queen Book 1)

Length: 88 pages

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Published: October 1,2019

Source: Purchased

Synopsis

Twelve men. A virgin queen. One arranged marriage.

The first time I met the boys of the Zodiac Brotherhood, I was forced to my knees for the introduction. Still grieving the death of my parents, I was a child queen, a pawn in my uncle’s agenda for wealth and gain. As my guardian, he had the authority to arrange a marriage upon my eighteenth birthday.

That meeting took place six years ago.

Now those boys are powerful men.

Twelve virile men that want to own me.

And I must spend a month with each one.

Bending and yielding to their desires and commands.

Shedding pieces of my innocence so long as my virtue remains intact.

Because they want a virgin queen after the last month concludes, and my uncle plans to auction me off to the highest bidder.

Out of the twelve men, only one has my heart.

And only one can claim my hand in marriage.

If only it were up to me to decide.

My Thoughts 💭

I’m unsure about this series. “A lifetime of servitude to the man she’s to marry…..”. So 12 men just pass her around no feelings but she’s to be submissive until one gets her at the auction? Liam seemed like he cared at the end but I’m not even sure the other guys want or like her. Liam also avoids her so idk. Maybe I had the wrong idea about reverse harem romance. It was listed as reverse harem but that’s not what I got from it at all. They’re competing for her hand then one buys her at the auction? And does anyone care that her uncle gave her away to have control of her lands??? Heath is next and seems like she’s already in the dungeon with him.

Review: The Mobster’s Masseuse by Jessa Kane

Length: 75 pages

Publication Date: August 28, 2019

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

When I woke up this morning, I never expected my first massage client of the day to be notorious Boston mob boss Walker McManus. Nor did I expect the dangerously attractive criminal to offer fifty thousand dollars to give me the massage, instead. The surprises keep coming, too. Because Walker isn’t satisfied with one session. Oh, no. He wants an entire lifetime of them. With me. And he’s not accustomed to hearing the word no…

My Thoughts 💭

This was a hot and sweet instalove romance! I enjoyed the chemistry between Meadow and Walker. I definitely recommend if you enjoyed fast paced stories with a hot alpha male and a sassy woman.

Review: Grumpy Dad by Abby Knox

Published: August 29,2019

Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️

Source: Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis

Sunny, eccentric Kindergarten teacher Jewel knows how to charm the typical private school parent. Vince, however, is the only one whose outward stubbornness provokes in her a nearly uncontrollable desire to stroke his beard, squeeze his dad bod and stare at him while he watches Burt Reynolds movies. Hey, whatever works to get more help for the PTA bake sale …

Vince really wishes people would leave him alone. For the most part, they oblige. So why does a gorgeous, relentlessly upbeat Kindergarten teacher keep trying to include him in all this bougie PTA rigmarole? But … if all this nonsense will help five-year-old Max fit in at this fancy school, fine. Just this once, he’ll help; and then everybody’d better leave him alone.

My Thoughts 💭

This was an okay read. Vince was a grumpy single dad and Jewel is his son’s teacher and cheery enough for both of them. They were weird but it worked. This was one of those books where they have weird names for body parts. I almost stopped reading at Nimbus and Luna Lovegood🙄 I cringed so hard 😂 but it was a pretty good read if that’s your thing.