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Cover Reveal for Killing for Her by Alexis Abbott!

One kill is all it takes for her to be mine.

She’s just a pawn in the Bratva’s games. A virginal prize, exchanged from one boss to another. Her perfect curves and that sparkling smile, she’d be deadly if she hadn’t been sheltered from the mafia’s wicked world.
Now she’s being thrust into it.
A marriage to a man I know has a terrible temper and a cruel sense of torture.
She deserves better. Better than him.
Better than me.
But I never said I’d save her out of the goodness in my heart.
I’ll save her. I’ll protect her.
And I will claim her. Even if it means the wrath of every family in Brighton Beach descends upon me.

This novel is a full length romantic suspense novel with no cliffhangers. Explicit language. Safe from cheating.

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Staying in Vegas by Sam Mariano Review

newarcbannerblurbstayinginvegasYou don’t want to miss what happens in Vegas…

When I met Rafe Morelli, he didn’t look like the biggest mistake I’d ever make; he seemed closer to the crime family version of Prince Charming. Charismatic, beautiful, and attentive—with an intoxicating air of power—Rafe was the stuff of my darkest fantasies.

What we had should have been a simple fling, no-strings-attached. My hot weekend with the sexy, dominant Vegas boss—a harmless memory to replay once I returned to my quiet, predictable life.

One tiny hitch in that plan: a panty-melting memory isn’t all he left behind. Now the stakes have changed, and I’m faced with a potentially life-altering decision. Do I stay away and enjoy my status as the only woman in known history who has played in the Morelli flames without getting burned, or do I risk everything and step back into the fire?

BOOK 1 OF 3 IN THE VEGAS MORELLI TRILOGY.

This trilogy can be read even if you haven’t read the original Morelli family series, but as it takes place AFTER that series, there will be Morelli family series spoilers. Two of the main characters from this trilogy were introduced in the original Morelli series. If you want to read the original series and experience it without spoilers, you may want to start there (with Accidental Witness).
Like the original Morelli family series, this trilogy is a continuing story following the same characters, NOT three separate-couple standalones.

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Because of You, Irreparable Damage, The Morelli Family Series, and Staying in Vegas are now available on Amazon! (And don’t forget to follow Sam’s Amazon Author page to get the newest releases.)

Sam Mariano has been writing stories for as long as she can remember. She lives in Ohio and has a sweet and wonderful daughter.
Because of You was her first finished story (she started writing it when she was 18) and due to a full-time work and college schedule, it took her years to finish. She has also been telling people for years that there would never be a sequel (sorry, guys!)…which turned out to be a lie.
Sam Mariano is currently working on the sequels to Irreparable Damage and Because of You.
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Staying in Vegas was my first dip into the Morelli family and Sam Mariano. Although I am probably going to go back and read the Morelli family series from the beginning (especially Mateo because he seems scary and ruthless and my kinda guy!), I had no trouble keeping up with Rafe and Laurel’s story. Well, Rafe, Laurel, and Sin’s story. The first book in the probably dramatic trilogy constituted more of Laurel and Sin’s relationship than Rafe and Laurel’s.

After reading this book, and then trolling the reviews on Goodreads, there’s one thing we can all agree on about this book: keep an open mind. There’s some definite Dom/sub vibes happening, though because I’ve never read one of Sam’s books I couldn’t tell you how far those are going to go. The ultimate, descriptive love triangle is happening, between Laurel Sin and Rafe that makes me want to hate Laurel.

I hate love triangles, and this one went beyond “I like two guys.” Rafe messes up, REALLY badly, and Sin swoops in like a kidnapping savior. Rafe then realizes he messed up when he thinks Sin is sleeping with Laurel. It’s a triangle that makes me anxious in every way possible. And I wanted to hate Laurel so much for seeming wishy-washy. I wanted to hate Rafe for not swooping in sooner. I wanted to hate them both and throw the book!

But I. Just. Couldn’t.

I understood why Laurel was feeling the way she was, and I understood why Rafe was a major jackass. I understood so much, that all I could do was hope and pray for Rafe and Laurel to get together sooner rather than later. There is a part of me (the part that’s consumed by anxiety over THAT CLIFFHANGER and also the dynamic between Rafe, Sin and Laurel), that wants to skip the rest of the series and just go read the other Morelli books, forever forgetting about this triangle. You know what though? I probably won’t, because as much as Sam caused me pain with this story, I LOVED IT.

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Staying in Vegas by Sam Mariano is Live!

 

Title: Staying in Vegas

Series: Vegas Morellis #1

Author: Sam Mariano
Genre: Mafia Romance

Release Date: April 4, 2018

Blurb
Nothing can prepare you for what happens in Vegas…
When I met Rafe Morelli, he didn’t look like the biggest
mistake I’d ever make; he seemed closer to the crime family version of Prince
Charming. Charismatic, beautiful, and attentive—with an intoxicating air of
power—Rafe was the stuff of my darkest fantasies.
What we had should have been a simple fling,
no-strings-attached. My hot weekend with the sexy, dominant Vegas boss—a
harmless memory to replay once I returned to my quiet, predictable life.
One tiny hitch in that plan: a panty-melting memory isn’t
all he left behind. Now the stakes have changed, and I’m faced with a potentially
life-altering decision. Do I stay away and enjoy my status as the only woman in
known history who has played in the Morelli flames without getting burned, or
do I risk everything and step back into the fire?
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Author Bio

Sam Mariano loves to write edgy, twisty romantic reads with
complicated characters you’re left thinking about long after you turn the last
page. Her favorite thing about indie publishing is the ability to play by your
own rules! If she isn’t reading one of the thousands of books on her to-read
list, writing her next book, or playing with her adorable preschooler…
actually, that’s about all she has time for these days.

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Blood & Secrets by Rose Harper Release Boost!

Title: Blood & Secrets: 1

Series: The Calvetti Crime Family #1

Author: Rose Harper
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Blurb

I’m dangerous.
Calculated. Bloodthirsty.

The perfect
motherfucking trifecta of crazy.
The name’s Mateo
Calvetti, and Brooklyn belongs to me.
My reach knows no
bounds, and I always get what I want.
Including the
little gem currently twisting my insides.
She’s been promised
to me since birth.
Nothing anyone says
will change that.
She will be mine,
whether she wants it or not.
I’m going to own
her. Consume her. Fuck, I may even keep her.
Yet, something
comes to light I never expected in my wildest dreams.
Blood, secrets, and
lies all fall around my feet.
Carina Ricci isn’t
what she claims to be.
It appears she’s
just as fucked up as me.
Come on, baby,
let’s make them scream.
Let’s show them
what happens when you anger a King and his Queen.

 

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Author Bio
Rose Harper is a mother of two, avid coffee drinker, and
thrives on bringing tantalizing, downright shiver inducing books for her
readers to devour. She’s a lover of dark, sizzling passion, and mystery filled
stories with twists and turns you never see coming, yet leave you wanting more.
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BLOOD & SECRETS IS LIVE! (also a giveaway)

Title: Blood & Secrets: 1

Series: The Calvetti Crime Family #1

Author: Rose Harper
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Blurb

I’m dangerous.
Calculated. Bloodthirsty.

The perfect
motherfucking trifecta of crazy.
The name’s Mateo
Calvetti, and Brooklyn belongs to me.
My reach knows no
bounds, and I always get what I want.
Including the
little gem currently twisting my insides.
She’s been promised
to me since birth.
Nothing anyone says
will change that.
She will be mine,
whether she wants it or not.
I’m going to own
her. Consume her. Fuck, I may even keep her.
Yet, something
comes to light I never expected in my wildest dreams.
Blood, secrets, and
lies all fall around my feet.
Carina Ricci isn’t
what she claims to be.
It appears she’s
just as fucked up as me.
Come on, baby,
let’s make them scream.
Let’s show them
what happens when you anger a King and his Queen.

 

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Author Bio
Rose Harper is a mother of two, avid coffee drinker, and
thrives on bringing tantalizing, downright shiver inducing books for her
readers to devour. She’s a lover of dark, sizzling passion, and mystery filled
stories with twists and turns you never see coming, yet leave you wanting more.
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Look at your newest mafia obsession.

newarcbannerblurbbloodandsecretsTake a walk on the wild side with Blood and Secrets. Lovers of Meghan March’s Mount series, Amo Jones’ Devils Own Series and The Elite Kings Club, and Tillie Cole’s Scared Souls series will lose themselves in this story of all-consuming passion, vengence, and dark dealings.

Don’t miss the first installment in a deliciously, seductive new series from author Rose Harper.

I’m dangerous. Calculated. Bloodthirsty.
The perfect motherfucking trifecta of crazy.

The name’s Mateo Calvetti, and Brooklyn belongs to me.
My reach knows no bounds, and I always get what I want.
Including the little gem currently twisting my insides.

She’s been promised to me since birth.
Nothing anyone says will change that.
She will be mine, whether she wants it or not.
I’m going to own her. Consume her. Fuck, I may even keep her.

Yet, something comes to light I never expected in my wildest dreams.
Blood, secrets, and lies all fall around my feet.
Carina Ricci isn’t what she claims to be.
It appears she’s just as fucked up as me.

Come on, baby, let’s make them scream.
Let’s show them what happens when you anger a King and his Queen.

This is volume 1 in Blood and Secrets, and is not suitable for anyone under 18. Some portions of this will be hard to read, so be warned before continuing onward. If you do decide to read, Blood and Secrets #1, just remember: The author is not responsible for any kindle’s being set ablaze from the raw passion and heated moments between a king and his queen.
Release Date: May 1st, 2018

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I broke my rule again. I fell in love with a book I know I shouldn’t– this book comes with major trigger warnings in case you (like me) didn’t really read the blurb. We all know by know I suck at reading warnings… One of the things I hate in books is abuse of any sort… Yet I want- nay need to see Carina put Mateo, and the freaking world, in it’s place.

Carina is being severely abused by her parents- they why isn’t revealed until the very end and HOLY PLOT TWIST. She has been promised to Mateo, the new boss for the Calvetti family. Even he isn’t sure why the mouse has been promised to him. He was promised a strong woman, a queen, but what he got was a broken woman. Since he has to marry her, he keeps his mistress.

Jerk.

Carina is from another mafia family, that was supposed to have been “trained” to be Mateo’s wife. Mateo takes her from her family when he hears from his informants she’s been in hell instead of training. This hell has broken her- temporarily- and he is furious. Although she’s supposed to listen to whatever Mateo says, she lashes out. This results in abuse (ugh). Not much, but still enough to make me want to shoot Mateo myself.

So why did I keep reading? Because Rose Harper drew me in from the beginning. I love a good mafia/dark romance, and I was so entranced by the characters, the dynamics between Carina, Mateo, and the guards, that I wanted to see what happened. And now I have to WAIT for the next book because apparently authors like to torture me with cliffhangers… KIDDING (maybe).

I know nothing about the mafia, or crime at all except what I watch on Gangland (yes- I’m a dork in case this hasn’t been established by my previous reviews), but this book seemed so real. Although I hated the way Mateo treated Carina, hence my 4.5 star review despite this book being so awesome, Rose Harper kept me entranced and captivated. I cannot WAIT for the next book. And you need to read this book so I can talk about it with someone. Because it is that good.

By the way, I only have two quotes for this review, instead of my usual three, because anything else would have given away plot lines and it was soooo hard to pick the ones I did.

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Review of KL Donn’s Luther

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blurb

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I was ready to die
He saved me

And a lie
Rock bottom is your breaking point
Or is it?

**WARNING**
The Adair Empire is a dark and graphic romance that will push your buttons, and maybe your boundaries. Each book contains a new couple but ends with a plot cliff-hanger. Series must be read in order of release.

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Krystal is a proud Canadian girl, hailing from Sherwood Park, Alberta. She has a strong dislike for the winter, and a love for spring. Married to her husband Steve, for 13 years, they have 4 beautiful read headed spawns ranging in ages 5-12. She has a strong love of coffee, sarcasm, and wine. (Not necessarily in that order either.)
She has been a published author for over 2 years now. With 9 full length novels (1 unpublished) and a dozen novellas with 3 published, 3 waiting to go into edits, 2 being rebranded, and 1 being extended into a novel.
Krystal loves to write about instalove between couples looking for love. She has a passion for contemporary romance and springs into menage as often as she can.
Currently, she is working on 2 new series, the Adair Empire (with the first 3 books already written). The Adair’s are a whole lot darker, dirtier, and grittier than what her readers are used to, but boy has she had a ton of fun writing them.
The What Happens When series will begin with Anonymous Bride on Oct 19 and continue with untraditional love stories. Bringing you all the good feels, a ton of love, and maybe – if you’re lucky 😉 a surprise baby or two!
With the exception of Anonymous Bride, you’ll be able to find all her books on all platforms!

You can find KL in any of these places! She loves to hear from readers all over the world!!
Contact her in any of these places:
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Or stay up to date with all her latest releases here:
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review

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Woah. That was my first thought after finishing this book. I had started with Luther, but after finishing I went back and bought King: 13 Little Lies, which is the first in the series. Holy crap this book was awesome, and I need the next book in the series.

This is the story of Ariel McCray, the daughter of evil incarnate Timothy McCray who deals in the skin trade business, and Luther Sutton, right hand to King Adair and the Adair empire. Luther is set to watch the McCray property, which is where he spots Ariel leaving the grounds. From the first flash of red hair, he is obsessed. Ariel is set to commit suicide because of what she’s been forced to do at her father’s hands, but Luther cannot let this happen.

This review isn’t long because the book was short, too short Ms. Donn can you extend this? Thanks! In fact, this book only gets 4 stars because I need more! (Ok just kidding it still gets 5 stars). If you’re not into death and gore, and people getting off on the death of bad people, then you should not read this series. This is for the crowd that enjoys dark romance. So you’ve been warned!

I fell in love with the Adair crew, and I really fell in love with Luther and his sociopathic tendencies. The way Luther is sick and twisted, but calls Ariel princess, following the King theme which I thought was awesome, seriously melted my heart. Not sure who is more twisted, K.L for writing the character or me for claiming him as my new love? Not sure, but it doesn’t matter. This book was amazing! and I can’t wait to read the next one!

These are not standalone. The first doesn’t end on a cliffhanger, but the second book most definitely does. I will be stalking K.L. Donn to see when the next book comes out.

5star