Five-Star Review Alert ~ THE MISTER by E L James

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Beautiful and mysterious she possessed little more. . . Than a dangerous and troublesome past.

THE MISTER, the highly anticipated new love story from #1 New York Times bestseller E L James is available now!

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London, 2019. Life has been easy for Maxim Trevelyan. With his good looks, aristocratic connections, and money, he’s never had to work and he’s rarely slept alone. But all that changes when tragedy strikes and Maxim inherits his family’s noble title, wealth, and estates, and all the responsibility that entails. It’s a role he’s not prepared for and one that he struggles to face.

But his biggest challenge is fighting his desire for an unexpected, enigmatic young woman who’s recently arrived in England, possessing little more than a dangerous and troublesome past. Reticent, beautiful, and musically gifted, she’s an alluring mystery, and Maxim’s longing for her deepens into a passion that he’s never experienced and dares not name. Just who is Alessia Demachi? And can Maxim protect her from the malevolence that threatens her? And what will she do when she learns that he’s been hiding secrets of his own?

From the heart of London through wild, rural Cornwall to the bleak, forbidding beauty of the Balkans, The Mister is a roller-coaster ride of danger and desire that leaves the reader breathless to the very last page.

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Reviewed by Donna on behalf of KFF

I’ve always been a huge fan of Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy and it was my first taste of erotic romance. Once you have one clicked via Amazon, there are suggestions of other books of this genre. I discovered there were lots of like-minded people that had read them and that was my entrance into the social media book world. Ms. James has orchestrated a lot of friendships unwittingly through her written word and revolutionized the intimate side of romance in our books. I was absolutely excited to discover that we were going to get a brand new story and characters for The Mister. When I saw the gorgeous cover, I was chomping at the bit to learn more about the story and so the countdown began.

The Mister is a very passionate love story set in three different locations, London, Cornwall, and Eastern Europe. It is a modern-day classic Cinderella-style story. Maxim Trevelyan lives in London and has aristocratic connections and a lot of money. The good looking bachelor very rarely sleeps alone and he just is living it up because he can afford to. Tragedy strikes and he finds himself having to sit up and take a bit of responsibility and he struggles to accept his fate.
Maxim doesn’t see another big challenge head-on in the form of the beautifully talented Alessia Demachi. She’d recently arrived in England and has a dangerous past. Maxim is drawn to the musically gifted beauty and develops a longing for her that he has never felt before. Danger awaits, but can Maxim protect and save the mysterious Alessia even though he harbours his own secrets?

The Mister was every bit thrilling from the prologue right up until the last chapter. It was full of passion, angst and there’s a certain amount of suspense to it. Thrilling scenes had me on the edge of my seat and in my mind, I was shouting out to the characters as if they could hear me; I suppose a bit like we do when watching an action-packed movie. I loved the chemistry and the banter between Maxim and Alessia and they had me smiling on a few occasions. I have to highlight the supporting characters who were developed brilliantly.

I couldn’t put this book down and still listen to the well-put-together playlist. I’ve since downloaded the audio which was highly recommended by my lovely friend from KFF. I would really love to see more from Maxim and Alessia in the future as I really took to them very warmly. I have to mention that I was very fortunate enough to attend the evening with EL and it was a marvelous event having a bit of insight into the production of the book.

I also took a stroll to see the public house mentioned in the story as well as a walk down to Chelsea Embankment where part of the story is set. It really was fascinating to get the visual of the setting. I particularly enjoyed having parts of the settings that I was familiar with, for example, Brentford. I grew up not far from there and have a few male members of my family that are Brentford FC fans. Also, my company was mentioned, those snippets spot on. I gave this a five-star rating because I enjoyed it so much and the fact it was set in the UK was an added bonus. Once again, I’ve been a huge fan, but I must say something I never thought I would The Mister is a hell of a lot more! I can’t recommend reading this love story enough and do listen to the playlist. It really helps to set the scene for the imagination and reading experience.

Sharon’s review HERE

ABOUT E L JAMES

E L James is an incurable romantic and a self-confessed fangirl. After twenty-five years of working in television, she decided to pursue a childhood dream and write stories that readers could take to their hearts. The result was the controversial and sensuous romance Fifty Shades of Grey and its two sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. In 2015, she published the #1 bestseller Grey, the story of Fifty Shades of Grey from the perspective of Christian Grey, and in 2017, the chart-topping Darker, the second part of the Fifty Shades story from Christian’s point of view. Her books have been published in fifty languages and have sold more than 150 million copies worldwide.

E L James has been recognized as one of Time magazine’s “Most Influential People in the World” and Publishers Weekly’s “Person of the Year.” Fifty Shades of Grey stayed on The New York Times Best Seller List for 133 consecutive weeks. Fifty Shades Freed won the Goodreads Choice Award (2012), and Fifty Shades of Grey was selected as one of the 100 Great Reads, as voted by readers, in PBS’s The Great American Read (2018). Darker has been long-listed for the 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award.

She co-produced for Universal Studios the Fifty Shades movies, which made more than a billion dollars at the box office. The third installment, Fifty Shades Freed, won the People’s Choice Award for Drama in 2018.

E L James is blessed with two wonderful sons and lives with her husband, the novelist and screenwriter Niall Leonard, and their West Highland terriers in the leafy suburbs of West London.

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COVER REVEAL ~ Guarding the Billionaire & Saving the Billionaire by Jane Harvey-Berrick

From laugh out loud to sobbing over your e-reader, bestselling author Jane Harvey-Berrick’s book duet takes you on a riotous journey behind the scenes of a billionaire hiding a BDSM secret as well as an obsession with orgies, and his luckless bodyguard at the heart of the story who has to help hide the truth.

Behind his stoic persona, former US Marine Justin Trainer also hides a wicked sense of humor as he watches the comings and goings and comings of his messed up boss.

On top of that, Trainer still has to balance trying to have a private life, working on his own love life, and also finding time to be a daddy to his daughter with an ex-wife who hates him.

It’s definitely not all black and white…

A duet with no cliff-hanger and HEA – sort of…

 

 

Guarding the Billionaire #1

He’s a fast-talking, hard-hitting guy who goes to work with a weapon in his holster. He’s also sexy, loyal and damn good at his job.

He’s Justin Trainer.

I work close protection. I’m the silent bodyguard at the back of the room. I’m the eyes watching you. I’m the ears listening to you. And I’m the dirty-mouthed grunt with the gun who’ll take a bullet for you.

I’m the man in black, guarding my billionaire boss.

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Saving the Billionaire #2

The hilarious concluding episode of black comedy/drama/romcom/thriller GUARDING THE BILLIONAIRE.

He’s a fast-talking, hard-hitting guy who goes to work with a weapon in his holster. He’s also sexy, loyal and damn good at his job, even when he’s guarding a billionaire boss with too many secrets.

He’s Justin Trainer.

You won’t notice me and you won’t hear me, but I’m always there, watching, listening and waiting. I’m armed and dangerous because I’m the bodyguard, and I’m the guy who’ll take a bullet for you.

I’m the man in black, saving my billionaire boss from blackmailers and computer hackers—but mostly from himself.

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EXCERPT: The bodyguard and the boy band

© 2019 Jane Harvey-Berrick
All rights reserved.

 
There’s a certain technique to handling a naked girl—and I mean that in a strictly professional way.This one looks about sixteen and she wasn’t expecting to see me. Probably because she’s hiding in the closet of Russell Vassal, lead singer of chart-topping boyband Rock Boys.

You’ve never heard of them? Yeah, well, count yourself lucky. I hadn’t heard of them either until I joined their world tour a month ago.

I grab a quilt off the bed, bundle her up and hand her off to a female security officer, hoping that when the kid sees her idols aren’t as squeaky clean as she thought, she’s not traumatized.

But at least she won’t lose her virginity tonight, because it’s my guess that’s what she’s offering. Jeez, she looks so young.

The blond kid, the drummer, is snorting coke off a pair of tits belonging to a red-haired groupie when my phone rings.

I see my wife’s name and my sphincter tightens. Against my better judgement, I answer.

“I’m working, Carla.”

“I want a divorce.”

“I thought you’d never ask.”

“Asshole.”

“Bitch.”

These days, it’s what passes for a conversation with my wife of eleven years.

She takes a deep breath and I can hear the venom in her voice.

“And I’m going for full custody of Lilly. It’s not like you ever see her anyway.”

The call drops and just like that, my evening is officially fucked.

Then the drummer, Derrick, comes in his pants while motorboarding Colombian marching powder.

Sighing, I signal one of the other bodyguards to take him to the bathroom and clean him up, or at least get the evidence out of sight. I’ve already confiscated every cell phone in the room, but I can’t afford to be too careful. There’s money in celebs making asses of themselves, and the person who has the evidence is gonna make some serious moolah.

I’m paid the big bucks to stop that from happening.

Milton, a heavyweight dude covered with tattoos and a scar down one cheek, throws me an annoyed look as he walks toward me, but he doesn’t argue. Instead, he grabs the kid by his collar and manhandles him out of the room.

The groupie stares at me with huge brown eyes, the pupils shrunk to pinpoints. She strokes her tits and offers them up to me, her head cocked on one side.

What, no hello?

I’m not tempted in the slightest. Sloppy seconds from a groupie who’s serviced every guy on the tour bus including Jerome the geriatric driver? No thanks.

Besides, I wasn’t lying to Carla—this is my work. Currently, I’m on tour with the hottest boy band on the planet. At least, that’s what their marketing whizz kid tells me. All I know is that each day I have to listen to their crappy pop music that makes my ears bleed, and each night I have to watch them partying it up with groupies, hookers, and assorted suppliers—meaning dealers.

Their big hit is Strolling with Rocks. No, I’m not making that up.

I’m strolling with rocks

My life full of knocks

Gonna stick that shit

In a damn big box.

Teenagers love it because it’s deep.

The world is doomed.
 

 
 

Meet Jane

Writing is my passion and my obsession. I write every day and I love it. My head is full of stories and characters. I’ll never keep up with all my ideas!

I live in a small village by the ocean and walk my little dog, Pip, every day. It’s on those beach-side walks that I have all my best ideas.

Writing has become a way of life – and one that I love to share.

 

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COVER REVEAL ~ PRETTY SCARS by CD Reiss

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Pretty Scars, Carrie Drazen’s long-awaited love story from New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss, is coming June 6th and we have the gorgeous cover for you!

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In Carrie Drazen’s diamond-studded world, beauty is everything: a blessing, a commodity, and a curse. Her beauty got her past the velvet ropes and into New York’s high society, but it ripped her away from the man she loved and chained her to an unbearable life.

Then, in a single night, a song played by a mysterious and secretive musician carries her back to a past ripe with possibilities, when love could open any door.

Who is this anonymous performer?

How can a man she’s never met tell the story of a boy she loved with such precision?

She needs to know. But sometimes masks exist for a reason, and this unveiling could scar them both.

 

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About CD Reiss

_21A6258_pp-fb.jpgCD Reiss is a New York Times bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up she’s at the well hauling buckets.

Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels.

She’s frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn’t ever gotten her out of chopping that cord of wood.

If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.

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