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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                             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

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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.

 

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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)

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Worth The Chance (MMA Fighter Series, Book Two)

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Worth Forgiving (MMA Fighter Series, Book Three)

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The Cole Series (2 book serial)

Belong to You (Cole Series, Book One)

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Made for You (Cole Series, Book Two)

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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

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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

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KFF’S  4 ★ Review ➜ HERE

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Cocky Bastard

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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.  

 

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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 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

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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

 

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                                 COVER REVEAL                                               DELUDE by JACOB CHANCE

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Title: Delude

Author: Jacob Chance

Release Date: Late February, 2016

Genre: Erotica / Contemporary Romance

Cover designer: Jessica Hildreth

Hosted by Chance Promotions

 

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Synopsis:

She wasn’t part of my original plan for revenge, but one glance at her and I was entranced. I followed her for weeks, observing her habits. I’ve been in her apartment numerous times, learning anything and everything I can about her. She’s become an obsession and I’ll do whatever it takes to make her mine.

It’s only a matter of time before I have her where I want her…

on her knees and at my mercy.

Soon, there will be no secrets between us.

 

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Author’s Bio

Jacob Chance grew up in New England and still lives there today. He’s a martial artist, a football fan, a practical joker and junk food lover.

A writer of erotic romance, QUIVER is his second release and is the follow up to QUAKE.

Jacob plans on writing many more sexy, suspenseful stories and to branch out to other genres.

 

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                                    RELEASE DAY                                    GOOD BOY by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

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Title: GOOD BOY

Authors: Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

Series: WAGs #1

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 31st January, 2017

Publisher: Rennie Road Books

Cover design by Sarah Hansen

 PR: Nina Bocci

 

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Hosting her brother’s wedding for an MVP guest list is the challenge of Jess Canning’s life. Already the family screw-up, she can’t afford to fail. And nobody (nobody!) can learn of the colossal mistake she made with the best man during a weak moment last spring. It was wrong, and there will not be a repeat. Absolutely not. Even if he is the sexiest thing on two legs.

Blake Riley sees the wedding as fate’s gift to him. Jess is the maid of honor and he’s the best man? Let the games begin. So what if he’s facing a little (fine, a lot) of resistance? He just needs to convince the stubborn blonde that he’s really a good boy with a bad rap. Luckily, every professional hockey player knows that you’ve got to make an effort if you want to score.

But Jess has more pressing issues to deal with than sexy-times with a giant man-child. Such as: Will the ceremony start on time, even though someone got grandma drunk? Does glitter ever belong at a wedding? And is it wrong to murder the best man?

Warning: Do not read while sipping hot liquids. Or cold ones. Or while sitting anywhere laughter would be inappropriate. Contains hot but hilarious hockey players, puppies and a snarky pair of underwear.

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It is no secret we are huge ice hockey fans which is mainly down to reading Elle and Sarina’s amazing stories. They’ve really spoilt and amused us with such fantastic characters! We adore every single one of them, however; if we had to choose, Wes and Jamie would have to be our favourites.  Although this is not their story per se, it’s a spin off following from the ‘Him’ series (m/m). Although this can be read as a standalone, we highly recommend reading the previous books too, so you don’t miss out!

This story is about Jess who is Jamie’s baby sister and Blake, one of Jamie’s and Wes’s besties. Wow, did they have some fun and games! We caught a glimpse of them in the ‘Him’ series and were thrilled when we heard they were getting a book their own. As you can tell, we were greedy for more!

“Blake Riley is on the premises, and my blood pressure doubles.”

Jess is at her point in her life when she has finally decided what she wants to do! She’s flitted around doing various job’s but can never settle and finish what she’s started. After taking care of her ill brother, she’s decided she wants to be a nurse. Her family are very dubious what with her track record, so you can’t really blame them; however, she’s determined to prove them wrong, knuckle down and achieve something meaningful. She feels she has big shoes to fill with her successful siblings and wants to make them proud of her. What she doesn’t need is a distraction, but she’s not quite banked on a certain fun loving hockey player! They’ve had their one night stand and Jess took that for what is was, just a one-time thing. After all, he’s an NHL hockey player in more ways than one! (pun intended)

“Aren’t you going to tuck me in?”

“You’re a big boy.”

“I sure am. You probably remember pretty well, because I’m unforgettable.”

Blake loves life! He has an established and successful career in hockey, which he adores, and together with great friends and family, he’s living the dream. He’s also chuffed with the added ‘extras’… shall we say the fame and fortune that being a superstar hockey player affords him. He’s loud, fiercely protective of his loved ones and humorous to boot. He has no interest in a long term relationship after a particular painful experience with his ex-fiancé.  After getting his fingers well and truly burnt he’s giving love a miss but he finds himself undoubtedly drawn to Jess which really does thrown him a curveball! He’s well aware Jess has something to prove and doesn’t want to hinder in any way; in fact, some of the sweetest moments in this read is when he helps her. Ahhhh, Blake, we fell hook, line and sinker. We are suckers for a lovable guy with a huge heart!

“We’re more than friends, Jessie.”

“Blake ….”

“But no worries, I’ll just sit tight until you figure that out.”

The attraction between these two is apparent from the very beginning and although these two aren’t what you would say, in a  conventional relationship, (more like a friends with benefits arrangement) for us, is very much was!  At times we could’ve banged their heads together! Will or won’t they play out through some very entertaining chapters and bore us? No… our interest was well and truly held throughout.

“I’m disgustingly weak. And he’s so disgustingly sexy.”

We have to say we are massive angst fans in our reads and although it wasn’t full to the brim, it didn’t bother us one little bit! Taking into consideration the age of these characters, it wouldn’t have been fitting and cheapened their story making it too drama filled! Don’t get us wrong. This book has its moments, but they were on the passionate and tender side and to fully appreciate this wonderful story, we highly recommend you read it! Elle and Sarina, the story you gave us was predictably fabulous! As always, your books never fail to delight and entertain us. Bravo!  

 

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Sarina Bowen writes steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction from the wilds of Vermont.

The Ivy Years is her bestselling series. Centered around the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college, The Year We Fell Down began breaking hearts in March, 2014. There are three novels and a novella in the series so far. Click here for The Ivy Years  updates.

For lovers of angsty snowboarding heroes, Sarina also writes the Gravity series! Coming in From the Cold features a downhill ski racer and one of the most unique plot conflicts in contemporary romance today. Falling From the Sky is book #2, about a freestyle snowboarder who nearly loses his life in the halfpipe.

Sarina enjoys skiing, coffee products and a nice glass of wine. She lives with her family, eight chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.

 

A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle writes romantic suspense and erotic contemporary romance for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

 

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                          BLOG TOUR / REVIEW                                       DEAR LIFE by MEGHAN QUINN

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Title: DEAR LIFE

Author: Meghan Quinn

Genre: NA Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 5th January, 2017

Cover Design: Meghan Quinn

Photographer: Lauren Perry

 

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Four lives. Four stories. Four sets of letters. Four brave souls in need of guidance while facing life’s greatest challenges.

The anonymously published Dear Life program is designed to help them step outside of their comfort zones, face their obstacles, and relinquish their demons…and prove their existence.

With their lives teetering between wanting more and losing it all, all four souls dive into the program as a New Year’s resolution, sending them on a crazy, life-altering journey.

Dear Life,

Please be kind.

Yours truly, Hollyn, Jace, Daisy, and Carter.

 

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Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse

It’s difficult to imagine how four young adults with such different backgrounds find each other on a level that would become second to none. However, the beginning of the book confused me a tad and I found the pace lacking in that something I needed to keep my attention. Saying that, when their stories started to meld together, I was hooked!  Personal reasons bring them together in unusual surroundings. Maybe I’m living in a cloud, but I sincerely hope that everyone that needs to vent their fears, feelings and doubts have the opportunity to be able to go to a place-haven as is Dear Life’s project. The character development is really well-thought-out by the author. In fact, I was quite taken aback by their controversial traits and loved their sassy banter, discussions and advice to one another. Now then, whether they listen and take note is another story! Each of them have a task to carry out. It’s not complicated, oh noit’s far much more than that! If you’ve had the opportunity of seeing any of this book’s teasers, you’ll find them on our blog post and understand how they release their pent-up emotions. And folks, they’re so damn original and so freakin’ touching.

I still can’t get Carter Crawford out of my mind. I adored his sarcasm, broodiness and hated his selfishness. He turned me around his little finger with a shameful ease and weaved his way into my heart. Talk about rebellious isn’t in it. He’s the bad boy! The lad who had no wish whatsoever to integrate but needed to for reasons to be divulged. He’s got a huge chip on his shoulder, blames all and sundry for his problems and can’t see further than his nose. Until… her!

“I’m Carter, and life emasculated me in every which way.”

“Care to explain?”

“Nah, I’m good.”

While writing this review, mentioning Daisy brings a huge smile to my face. She makes the sun shine even when the horizon is black. She is my heroine. Never have I experienced such a positively innocent soul like her. Since she’s lived a sheltered life; her social skills are non-existent, her archaic dress sense not to be taken seriously, her dialogue, hindered. Within her obliged group of companions, she gains respect and concern. But her go get it attitude melted my heart! She wants to experience life, takes the bull by the horns regardless of the consequences. And did I cheer her on or what!

“I know how you feel, snowflake, wanting that freedom.”

I grieved alongside Hollyn up to a certain point. Her story is a sad one since she doesn’t want to let go of a devastating past and at such a young age. No-one should have to experience such heartbreak. Nonetheless, my patience with her was at times, thin. I had trouble getting inside her shoes though and had no wish to be in her position. This sounds awfully cruel on my part but her continuous daily sufferance after such a long time, wore me out. Jace’s cajoling gave her no option to open up. Then I began to understand why she ached so much for what couldn’t be.

“Grief is hard, exposing yourself to it and therefore experiencing it even harder.”

Jace is special. He’s the guy next door your mum would love you to bring home. He’s between a rock and a hard place and there doesn’t seem to be a solution to his problem. He only has one… or maybe two, but he’ll try his damnedest to solve them. What I loved about Jace was how he confronted his issues head on and wasn’t scared to do so. He is a player of the best kind. Fair and worthy of being heard.

“We’re honest with each other, if anything. Tell me what’s going on.”

It was a pleasure meeting all of them and observe their journey for a better life. They’re in the thick of it whether they like it or not. Four letters, four opinions, four contrasting characters are guided by a gutsy lady and a half which I am sure you will invest in regardless of her bolshie ways.

“Be kind, be courageous, and keep moving forward. Keep proving your existence, day by day Prove it.”

I can’t tell you how hard I fell for Carter. His letters were perfectly him. Daisy! She blinking well blew my socks off!  Hollyn and Jace—yes, they’re important to the story’s plot, but they didn’t get under my skin as much as their friends did. Maybe there should have been two books. Reflecting on my dilemma, I really think that Ms Quinn has been very adventurous having four protagonists in one book. And the ending of this story! Meghan’s candid confession hit home in a way that had me grabbing for a man-sized hankie. I had no idea. She hit on that spot that summed up this read even before I could. Bravo ma’am!

 

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About the Author:

Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.
Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.
Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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                                     BLOG TOUR                                                              VICIOUS by L. J. SHEN

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Author: Vicious

Series Sinners of Saint #1

Author: L.J. Shen

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release date: 27th December, 2017

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Emilia

 They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it’s true.

The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares.

He is a brilliant lawyer.

A skilled criminal.

A beautiful liar.

A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover.

Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn’t leaving until he takes me with him.

Vicious

She is a starving artist.

Pretty and evasive like cherry blossom.

Ten years ago, she barged into my life unannounced and turned everything upside down.

She paid the price.

Emilia LeBlanc is completely off-limits, my best friend’s ex-girlfriend. The woman who knows my darkest secret, and the daughter of the cheap Help we hired to take care of our estate.

That should deter me from chasing her, but it doesn’t.

So she hates me. Big fucking deal.

She better get used to me.

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5 Vicious Stars: Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse

Don’t you love that feeling of excitement you get when you read the first paragraph in the first chapter and know that book you’ve started is going to make you put your life on hold? Ms Shen’s story did just that to me and at a drop of a hat. Never was the male protagonist’s nick name taken in vain as he most certainly lived up to this adjective’s definition. Re: the title. Although I skipped no words, what I didn’t do was highlight any passages or jot down notes. By doing so would have essentially slowed my reading pace down which wasn’t an option. By being overly toyed with the plot, I was given no choice but to reread the whole book which I can assure you, was effortless! The author left me spent and guess what… I wanted more! So be warned; Shen’s story isn’t merely reading her written words. The depth of them is nothing less than absorbing. The force of the storyline is as such that delving deeply into the thoughts of two diversely different characters’ backgrounds and personalities results in a very challenging and an emotional read. The time-frame construed made my morbid curiosity yearn for the next move like a bee to a honeypot and was perfect. In this case, the word perfect is an understatement.

Baron Spencer has reasons for not wanting to use his given name. He also has reasons for being callous and downright ruthless. Figuratively speaking, he provoked my thoughts to such an extent that I could have given him a taste of his own medicine. I felt quite ashamed of myself for loving him regardless of his outrageous behaviour towards Emilia LeBlanc. She just so happened to be in the firing line, and I had no doubt that if it wasn’t her, it would have been someone else. But she was the perfect target in the wrong place at the right time.

“Ms LeBlanc, who am I?”
“A sadistic jerk?”

Vicious’ quest for vengeance is a complicated one and would normally be the recipe for disaster for someone as young as him. I was astounded that nothing ruffled his feathers, that he’s in no rush… at all. The timeline is very relevant though. He doesn’t even need to put manipulating skills to the test. He’s a born natural! He’d learnt at an early age the hard way and the situations he plays on are always to his advantage. Nevertheless, Vicious still got under my skin, and still annoyed and bewildered the pants off me!

“I smell a challenge. You know I’m always a little silly for a challenge…”

Now then, the author went to town on her characters’ development in such a way that for me, it was obvious from the start that she wanted to shock the reader. There’s no lovey-dovey relationships with any of Vicious’ tight-knit group of friends, either. They know what to expect and stick together… until one of them steps into his territory and upsets well-laid plans depending on how one looks at it. And that folks, is when the merde hits the fan! Yet bent truths have a way of showing their ugly heads sooner or later.

“What’s your problem with me, huh? What have I ever done to deserve this?”

Only Vicious has the audacity to give the noun ‘help’ in parenthesis to a gal who never deserved his ire. Maybe said noun will change into the verb. Wait and see future readers! Emilia is not only adorable, naïve and a talented, but also a fighter. Neither her dress sense nor social status worries her. I had her back throughout what was to become a game of deception she had no idea she was participating in. She’s a pawn in a catastrophic secret which was beyond her. If you’re like me and can’t wait for the outcome, get ready ‘cause it’s harsh and will help you to put Vicious’ story is into perspective!

“How about you keep your side of the deal, Ms LeBlanc?”
“I will. Eventually. Patience is a virtue.”

Her foremost concern is for her sister whose handicap is one of the bi-roots of this story. However, certain circumstances put me in panic mode because I had no idea how either of them were going to come out this nightmare unscathed. There wasn’t one moment I sat back and breathed deeply. I was on tenterhooks; on their team cheering them on.

“I don’t know what you’ve got planned for her, but if it’s vicious like you, I’m not going to let you get away with it.”

None of the most important characters swayed their ideals in a fast-flowing but complex story. Some of them grew up side by side, were successful in their joint professions and their joint goals in life. Others weren’t so fortunate. Their ups and downs are at all times, easy to relate to. Except of course, Vicious! But the simple fact that they don’t adhere to his convoluted ways of thinking or his actions was for me, chapeau. His persona is unbendable, he is invincible, he is outstanding!

“I’m going to regret this”
“Probably.” “But it’ll be worth it.”

Summing up this read is not as easy-peasy as I thought it would be. I hope I haven’t let on because the last thing I would do is inadvertently spoil this read for you. Please take note that I haven’t mentioned the bedroom scenes in this review. I’d like to say more. I won’t! What I can say is the magnetism between Emilia and Vicious is Off. The. Charts, their dialogue—incredible. There was not a single thing I disliked about this book and it’s fast become one of my fave reads this year. I couldn’t have wished to have had a better initiation into Ms Shen’s storytelling, too. The editing and proofreading which I give a lot of importance to was faultless. Bravo ma’am!

“Am I an idiot for sitting here with you?”
“You’re a lot of things. And idiot has never been one of them.”
“Then what am I?”
You’re … complicated…”

 

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“You’re pissing me off,” she said quietly, her eyes still searching my face.

“And that’s turning me on,” I retorted, my voice flat. “So you might wanna tone down the hate glares if you don’t wanna find yourself being fucked on this desk with the blinds still open.”

I was still staring at my screen, working on the merger deal I was eager to get signed before Christmas, but I could see from my peripheral that she had paled. I liked how—once again—I’d gotten under her skin. Quickly.

“You’re disgusting,” she muttered, still staring at me—but not in a way that suggested she was appalled.

I cracked my neck, opening my browser and checking the stocks on the screen, skimming through the greens and the reds. “That may well be, but I’m balls deep in your fucking head, Help, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”

Her eyes glittered with rage, and fuck, I was so hard, and fuck, she was so beautiful. This was so on. I was going to fuck Dean’s ex-girlfriend, use her for my personal needs, and toss her away when I was done.

And after choosing the wrong guy, there was no doubt in my mind, she deserved it too.

“You just gave Floyd a lecture about the inter-office fraternization policy. No mixing business and pleasure.” She leaned forward. Her elbow touched my finger accidentally, and she jerked it away.

I met her halfway, erasing the space between us across the desk. “Correction—guys like Floyd won’t give you pleasure. Men like me would. Besides, the man likes Arrow,” I drawled, as if this alone was a reason to fire him.

To me, it was.

“You know what your problem is, Vicious? You still haven’t decided if you hate me or like me. That’s why you act like this every time I’m around other men.” There wasn’t a trace of embarrassment in her voice. She owned up to this.

What she didn’t know was that I knew exactly how I felt about her.

I hated her, but was attracted to her. It was really that simple.

“You know what I feel right now, Ms. LeBlanc? I feel like you need to pack a fucking bag and start making the necessary arrangements. You’re coming with me to California, whether you like it or not.”

 

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L.J. Shen resides in sunny California with her husband, son, chubby cat and wild, wild dreams. Her passion is to write badass stories, sushi, UFC and her awesome family and friends (not in this order, though. Obviously, sushi comes before writing. Oh, and also the family part.) She spend the first half of her twenties traveling the world and is now paying all the fun with extra shifts in front of her MacBook. Feel free to contact her on her Facebook page. She loves to hear from readers.

 

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