RELEASE DAY                                                    MENACE by J.M. DARHOWER

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MENACE by J.M. Darhower is LIVE!

Series: Scarlet Scars Book One

Release Date: 16th January, 2017

Genre: Suspense / Dark Romance

 

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Scarlet Scars is a two-book series.

GRIEVOUS (Scarlet Scars Book Two) will release 6th February.

★ Scarlet Scars contains dark elements that some readers may find disturbing ★

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SYNOPSIS:

Once upon a time, there was a guy who got so fed up with life that he resorted to murder and mayhem just to feel alive.

Lorenzo Gambini is bored. So fucking bored. Most people either annoy him or avoid him, afraid to face him. Figuratively. Literally. With his face partially disfigured, scarred, he looks every bit the monster the stories make him out to be: the notorious menace they call Scar. They say he’s a sociopath. Maybe he’s a psychopath. Whatever path he’s on, people tend to stay far away from it.

Until one day, a young woman bumps right into him—a woman just as fed up with life, but for much different reasons. With a Scarlet Letter inked on her wrist and secrets buried deep in her soul, Morgan Myers is running from something… or maybe somebody. Lorenzo isn’t quite sure.

You can bet your ass he’s going to figure it out, though.

 

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Reviewed by Rachel & Sharon Thérèse

“I swear to God, if you throw yourself off this roof, I’m jumping after you, and I’m going to catch you.”

Darhower took us by storm! Unarguably, Mafia genre is her forte and by offering us what we thought might be hoping too much for, made our day, or month… our year complete. One of the characters in Target on Our Backs, Lorenzo Gambini, that bad boy who left us greedy to know more, is back and in full force with his own series, Scarlet Scars. To our delight, he hasn’t changed his tune one little bit, either. Now then, what is interesting about this book is you don’t need to read the Monster in His Eyes series to appreciate why he’s like he is. The author has given little tips about his past experiences without confusing the new reader. If anything, what she has done is open up one’s appetite for those who haven’t had the pleasure of meeting him. Not only did she jog our memory, but she also titillated us in unimaginable ways. To write what she has took a lot of courage since she’s changed her storytelling style a tad. It’s darker. And how damn well it worked out!

“You’re so many shades or red, woman, and color me curious but I find myself not so bored with your bullshit around”

We love stories told in present and from two perspectives which she has done in many of her previous books. Even though the narrative structure in this one was more than to our liking, it’s different in the respect that both protagonists ask the reader rhetorical questions making one ponder over what is going to come next. In some instances, we even found ourselves answering back in the middle of a battle of wits. However, there is nothing amusing about their story. This is serious stuff in capital letters underlined and highlighted. Not surprisingly, we loved their gritty mind games that kept us guessing right up until the end! We have to say that if there are was one character we couldn’t help but to succumb to at the drop of a hat was Lorenzo. He is our man! Yep, Darhower’s Mafia men we love to death and unashamedly so!

“You have to be careful who you give pieces of yourself to, because even a little bit here and there adds up to a hell of a lot eventually…”

Lorenzo’s villainous persona, his understated comebacks regardless of the outcome, were second to none. His outlook on life’s little-huge setbacks never ruffled his feathers. He is understood by no-one. He’s scarred past is under wraps but to be revealed…slowly, and just how we like.  He’s fearless and has a moral compass that only works to serve his imperfections brilliantly. His nuances and peculiar tastes, we connected to easily; nonetheless, he made our hair stand on end. We adored him; we hated him, we agreed to disagree with him. His quirks, decisions and impatience made him the perfect adversary for Morgan who would cross his path when least expected. Finding someone such as her to stand up and tell him what she thought was our pleasure tenfold. Ah, but Morgan plays just as dirty as him. If anything, the game is lost before it’s even begun.

“I swear to fuck, Scarlet. I’ll forgive you a lot of things, but if you tell me you don’t eat oranges, we’re going to have a problem.”

Morgan wasn’t on his agenda and would become a thorn in his side. Like an aching constant, he couldn’t get her out of his mind. Fathoming out this young woman who wanted to be left alone, who was so unpretentious, opens Pandora’s box. Ooh boy, do things get interesting in this read from there on in!

“You’re insatiable.”

“You’re just addictive, and I’m turning into a junkie.”

Morgan confused us, worried us and her unpretentious even got the better of us. She selflessly carries out her quest for freedom making the reader ask why she has to go through such trauma. This young gal rocks and became our number one heroine without even trying to. Like Lorenzo, her past is complicated. There are moments extremely difficult to read in this book. Moments when our imagination ran riot, but here’s the huge but… you don’t know why until the last written word. We like to think that we can suss out the ending of a book. Not here folks, and we tried our hardest!

“Is this some memory thing, like your brain is wired wrong?” “Or are you just that much of an asshole?”

The secondary character development was beyond our expectations. Lie. Darhower is an expert in such details and has yet to let us down. Frustratingly explicit descriptions of events regardless of whether or not they were in the bedroom, have without a doubt, defeated these two readers. We were left in a blubbering mess and can’t thank her enough for releasing Grievous soon. The outcome of such a nail-biting conclusion to this duet is so anticipated that we’d sell our souls for it! And that’s saying something! Bravo ma’am!

 

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About the Author

J.M. Darhower is the USA Today Bestselling Author of paranormal/erotic/romantic suspense novels about the baddest bad boys and the ladies who love them. Fangirl at heart, J.M. is obsessed with books, music, and all things Marvel, especially the glorious Sebastian Stan. She spends her days in a tiny town in North Carolina, churning out words and chasing down Pokémon.

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Monster in His Eyes #1

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Torture to her Soul #2

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Target on our Backs #3

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                             RELEASE DAY BLITZ                                           EGOMANIAC by VI KEELAND

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KFF are so excited to present to you Vi’s new standalone novel and the cover… and the story! WOW, no words!!!

 

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Title: Egomaniac: A Tight Spaces Novel

Author: Vi Keeland

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 16th January, 2016

Cover designer: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear

Model: Clément Becq

Photographer: Fred Goudon

 

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A new standalone novel from #1 New York Times

bestselling author, Vi Keeland is LIVE!

 

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 Synopsis:

The night I met Drew Jagger, he’d just broken into my new Park Avenue office.

I dialed 9-1-1 before proceeding to attack him with my fancy new Krav Maga skills.

He quickly restrained me, then chuckled, finding my attempted assault amusing.

Of course, my intruder had to be arrogant.

Only, turned out, he wasn’t an intruder at all.

Drew was the rightful occupant of my new office.  He’d been on vacation while his posh space was renovated.

Which was how a scammer got away with leasing me office space that wasn’t really available for rent.

I was swindled out of ten grand.

The next day, after hours at the police station, Drew took pity on me and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.  In exchange for answering his phones while his secretary was out, he’d let me stay until I found a new place.

I probably should have acted grateful and kept my mouth shut when I overheard the advice he was spewing to his clients.  But I couldn’t help giving him a piece of my mind.

I never expected my body to react every time we argued.  Especially when that was all we seemed to be able to do.

The two of us were complete opposites. Drew was a bitter, angry, gorgeous-as-all-hell, destroyer of relationships.  And my job was to help people save their marriages.

The only thing the two of us had in common was the space we were sharing.

And an attraction that was getting harder to deny by the day.  

 

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Link to Excerpt

Sometimes what you’re looking for

                         comes when you’re not looking at all.

                                                                      -Unknown

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Reviewed by Rachel & Sharon Thérèse

We’re not so sure the title of this book was fitting for such a gorgeous character. Okay! He is a tad egocentric; and albeit trying not to bestow our affections on him, we simply couldn’t help ourselves! And the genre is a tad misleading, too. “Why?” you may ask. Well, if this is contemporary romance, keep ‘em rolling Ms Keeland ‘cause Drew and Emerie had us in fits of laughter and wanting more from where this came from! The author has cannily made this read a refreshingly original one by weaving angsty scenes and steaminess into just the right places. Agonizing over how her protagonists’ story would pan out gave us no option but to read it in less than a day! Not only were we teased beyond our expectations, our remarks between flipping pages were nothing less than hilarious… Some of them being on the verge of naughtiness, other reflections had us in a real mess making it difficult for us to come up for air!

“You really are a giant egomaniac.”
“So I’ve been told.”

Divorce lawyer, Drew Jagger, is without a doubt, swooning and jaw-aching material. Yes, the book cover is most certainly him! His persona is quite deceiving and not at all what we expected since he goes about disguising his innermost feelings with a cocktail of humour, bitterness and being an A One pain in the backside was right up our alley. Pun unintended, of course! Only when his story began to unravel did we truly understand why having a serious relationship was absent from his personal agenda. He’s in for the surprise of his life though. That surprise just happens to be a tenant who’s ignorant to the fact that she’s been taken for a ride and trespassing.

“I thought I was getting a deal.”
“You got a deal alright. A raw deal.”

The shock Emerie had couldn’t have been more embarrassing. We felt for her through and through and quite honestly, the whole situation made us wince. Mind you, her personality is as such that she’s not prepared to waste time drowning in her sorrows and takes the bull by the horns. She’s chasing her dream in the Big Apple for a reason to be divulged, and no-one or nothing like this setback she’s in is going to put a damper on her plans. Funnily enough, her profession is the opposite to Drew’s which much to our delight, causes a battle of wits that had us cheering on one or telling off the other. Choosy regarding the clientele he defends is motivated by distrust, whereas Emerie’s all out to help whoever needs it. This gal gives as good as she gets and isn’t afraid of speaking up. And Drew! He’s kind of likes her attitude but would never even dream of admitting it.

“You’re an idealist. I’m a realist.”

Past happenings were snapping at our heels. The backlash was like watching a domino effect with no point of return for someone who never deserved to be treated as they were. It was frightening to see how opportunists will go to such lengths to make others suffer for their own benefit and with no compunction. We were flabbergasted, our hearts broke and when we thought it couldn’t have got any worse… just read the book. Find out for yourselves why we’re recommending it so highly.

“In every relationship, one person ends up screwing the other at some point. Unless you keep it just to screwing. Then there are no false expectations.”

The author’s writing is utterly awe-inspiring and thought-provoking. Her banter development is exquisitely defined — her characters be them good, we fell for hard, the bad, we loved to hate. And more important, an unforgettable story of overcoming life’s obstacles and achieving life’s goals was a lesson in itself. To say bravo seems too small a compliment. BRAVISSIMO!

 

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EGOmaniac is LIVE!

U.S | U.K | CANADA | AUSTRALIA Amazon Paperback

U.S | U.K | CANADA | AUSTRALIA ➜ Amazon eBook

 iBooks | B&N | Kobo | Google Play ➜ eBook

  Amazon Audio

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Join Vi’s Violets for early news of books, fun chats and giveawaysHERE

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is an attorney and a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today Best Selling author. Over the last three years, eleven of her titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestseller lists and four on the New York Times Bestseller lists.

In 2013, she released her first romance novel and never looked back. To date, she has thirteen novels released, with PLAYBOY PILOT also releasing in 2016.  Her novels have appeared on #1 on Amazon and are currently being translated into German, Polish, Portuguese, Korean, Hebrew, French and Italian.

 

Stalk Vi

Website | Facebook | Facebook Group 

Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | Pinterest

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Other books from Vi

Bossman

Amazon: US | UK 

iBooks | B&N | Kobo 

KFF’s 5 ★ Review ➜ HERE

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The Baller

Amazon: US | UK 

iBooks | B&N | Kobo 

KFF’s 5 ★ Review ➜ HERE

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Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)

Beat

Amazon: US | UK

iBooks | Kobo | B&N

KFF’s 5 ★ Review HERE

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Throb

Amazon: US | UK

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KFF’S  5 ★ Review ➜ HERE

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MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)

Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter Series, Book One)

Amazon | B&N | Kobo Smashwords | iBooks

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Worth The Chance (MMA Fighter Series, Book Two)

Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo | Smashwords

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Worth Forgiving (MMA Fighter Series, Book Three)

Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

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The Cole Series (2 book serial)

Belong to You (Cole Series, Book One)

Amazon: US  | UK | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

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Made for You (Cole Series, Book Two)

Amazon: US | UK | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

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Standalone novels

Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)

Amazon: US | UK 

KFF’S  5 ★ Review ➜ HERE

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First Thing I See

Amazon: US | UK | B&N 

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Books by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

Playboy Pilot

Amazon: U.S | U.K | CANADA | AUSTRALIA

iBooks | Nook | Kobo | Google Play

Paperback

KFF’S  3 ★ Review ➜ HERE

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Stuck-Up Suit

Amazon | iBooks | B&N | Kobo

KFF’S  4 ★ Review ➜ HERE

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Cocky Bastard

Amazon | iTunes  | Kobo | B&N

KFF’S  5 ★ Review ➜ HERE

                                   REVIEW BLITZ                                                 EGOMANIAC by VI KEELAND

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KFF are so excited to present to you Vi’s new standalone novel, bring you our 5 ★ Review and the cover. . . WOW!!!

 

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Title: Egomaniac: A Tight Spaces Novel

Author: Vi Keeland

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 14th January, 2016

Cover designer: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear

Model: Clément Becq

Photographer: Fred Goudon

 

GRs label

 

A new standalone novel from #1 New York Times

bestselling author, Vi Keeland is LIVE!

 

ego-manic

 Synopsis:

The night I met Drew Jagger, he’d just broken into my new Park Avenue office.

I dialed 9-1-1 before proceeding to attack him with my fancy new Krav Maga skills.

He quickly restrained me, then chuckled, finding my attempted assault amusing.

Of course, my intruder had to be arrogant.

Only, turned out, he wasn’t an intruder at all.

Drew was the rightful occupant of my new office.  He’d been on vacation while his posh space was renovated.

Which was how a scammer got away with leasing me office space that wasn’t really available for rent.

I was swindled out of ten grand.

The next day, after hours at the police station, Drew took pity on me and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.  In exchange for answering his phones while his secretary was out, he’d let me stay until I found a new place.

I probably should have acted grateful and kept my mouth shut when I overheard the advice he was spewing to his clients.  But I couldn’t help giving him a piece of my mind.

I never expected my body to react every time we argued.  Especially when that was all we seemed to be able to do.

The two of us were complete opposites. Drew was a bitter, angry, gorgeous-as-all-hell, destroyer of relationships.  And my job was to help people save their marriages.

The only thing the two of us had in common was the space we were sharing.

And an attraction that was getting harder to deny by the day.  

 

ego-manic-full-cover

Link to Excerpt

Sometimes what you’re looking for

                         comes when you’re not looking at all.

                                                                      -Unknown

 

egomaniac-teaser-1

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Reviewed by Rachel & Sharon Thérèse

We’re not so sure the title of this book was fitting for such a gorgeous character. Okay! He is a tad egocentric; and albeit trying not to bestow our affections on him, we simply couldn’t help ourselves! And the genre is a tad misleading, too. “Why?” you may ask. Well, if this is contemporary romance, keep ‘em rolling Ms Keeland ‘cause Drew and Emerie had us in fits of laughter and wanting more from where this came from! The author has cannily made this read a refreshingly original one by weaving angsty scenes and steaminess into just the right places. Agonizing over how her protagonists’ story would pan out gave us no option but to read it in less than a day! Not only were we teased beyond our expectations, our remarks between flipping pages were nothing less than hilarious… Some of them being on the verge of naughtiness, other reflections had us in a real mess making it difficult for us to come up for air!

“You really are a giant egomaniac.”
“So I’ve been told.”

Divorce lawyer, Drew Jagger, is without a doubt, swooning and jaw-aching material. Yes, the book cover is most certainly him! His persona is quite deceiving and not at all what we expected since he goes about disguising his innermost feelings with a cocktail of humour, bitterness and being an A One pain in the backside was right up our alley. Pun unintended, of course! Only when his story began to unravel did we truly understand why having a serious relationship was absent from his personal agenda. He’s in for the surprise of his life though. That surprise just happens to be a tenant who’s ignorant to the fact that she’s been taken for a ride and trespassing.

“I thought I was getting a deal.”
“You got a deal alright. A raw deal.”

The shock Emerie had couldn’t have been more embarrassing. We felt for her through and through and quite honestly, the whole situation made us wince. Mind you, her personality is as such that she’s not prepared to waste time drowning in her sorrows and takes the bull by the horns. She’s chasing her dream in the Big Apple for a reason to be divulged, and no-one or nothing like this setback she’s in is going to put a damper on her plans. Funnily enough, her profession is the opposite to Drew’s which much to our delight, causes a battle of wits that had us cheering on one or telling off the other. Choosy regarding the clientele he defends is motivated by distrust, whereas Emerie’s all out to help whoever needs it. This gal gives as good as she gets and isn’t afraid of speaking up. And Drew! He’s kind of likes her attitude but would never even dream of admitting it.

“You’re an idealist. I’m a realist.”

Past happenings were snapping at our heels. The backlash was like watching a domino effect with no point of return for someone who never deserved to be treated as they were. It was frightening to see how opportunists will go to such lengths to make others suffer for their own benefit and with no compunction. We were flabbergasted, our hearts broke and when we thought it couldn’t have got any worse… just read the book. Find out for yourselves why we’re recommending it so highly.

“In every relationship, one person ends up screwing the other at some point. Unless you keep it just to screwing. Then there are no false expectations.”

The author’s writing is utterly awe-inspiring and thought-provoking. Her banter development is exquisitely defined — her characters be them good, we fell for hard, the bad, we loved to hate. And more important, an unforgettable story of overcoming life’s obstacles and achieving life’s goals was a lesson in itself. To say bravo seems too small a compliment. BRAVISSIMO!

 

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EGOmaniac is LIVE and a BESTSELLER!

U.S | U.K | CANADA | AUSTRALIA Amazon Paperback

U.S | U.K | CANADA | AUSTRALIA ➜ Amazon eBook

 iBooks | B&N | Kobo | Google Play ➜ eBook

  Amazon Audio

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Join Vi’s Violets for early news of books, fun chats and giveawaysHERE

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

vi-keeland

Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is an attorney and a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today Best Selling author. Over the last three years, eleven of her titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestseller lists and four on the New York Times Bestseller lists.

In 2013, she released her first romance novel and never looked back. To date, she has thirteen novels released, with PLAYBOY PILOT also releasing in 2016.  Her novels have appeared on #1 on Amazon and are currently being translated into German, Polish, Portuguese, Korean, Hebrew, French and Italian.

 

Stalk Vi

Website | Facebook | Facebook Group 

Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | Pinterest

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Other books from Vi

Bossman

Amazon: US | UK 

iBooks | B&N | Kobo 

KFF’s 5 ★ Review ➜ HERE

* ~* ~* ~* ~*

The Baller

Amazon: US | UK 

iBooks | B&N | Kobo 

KFF’s 5 ★ Review ➜ HERE

* ~* ~* ~* ~*

Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)

Beat

Amazon: US | UK

iBooks | Kobo | B&N

KFF’s 5 ★ Review HERE

* ~* ~* ~* ~*

Throb

Amazon: US | UK

B&NiBooksKobo

KFF’S  5 ★ Review ➜ HERE

* ~* ~* ~* ~*

MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)

Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter Series, Book One)

Amazon | B&N | Kobo Smashwords | iBooks

* ~* ~* ~* ~*

Worth The Chance (MMA Fighter Series, Book Two)

Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo | Smashwords

* ~* ~* ~* ~*

Worth Forgiving (MMA Fighter Series, Book Three)

Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

* ~* ~* ~* ~*

The Cole Series (2 book serial)

Belong to You (Cole Series, Book One)

Amazon: US  | UK | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

* ~* ~* ~* ~*

Made for You (Cole Series, Book Two)

Amazon: US | UK | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

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Standalone novels

Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)

Amazon: US | UK 

KFF’S  5 ★ Review ➜ HERE

* ~* ~* ~* ~*

First Thing I See

Amazon: US | UK | B&N 

* ~* ~* ~* ~*

Books by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

Playboy Pilot

Amazon: U.S | U.K | CANADA | AUSTRALIA

iBooks | Nook | Kobo | Google Play

Paperback

KFF’S  3 ★ Review ➜ HERE

* ~* ~* ~* ~*

Stuck-Up Suit

Amazon | iBooks | B&N | Kobo

KFF’S  4 ★ Review ➜ HERE

* ~* ~* ~* ~*

Cocky Bastard

Amazon | iTunes  | Kobo | B&N

KFF’S  5 ★ Review ➜ HERE

 

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