Title: Pitched Dark
Authors: A. M. Wilson & Alex Grayson
Genre: Dark Romance
Cover Design: Combs
Release Date: 15th September, 2017
One girl disappeared. After fifteen years, her cold lifeless body was found on the damp forest floor. Not an inch of her was unmarked by the horrors she endured. Alone, malnourished, abused in horrific ways; this was how she died.
One girl was found walking the streets, covered in dirt and scars. She had no memory of who she was, where she came from, or what happened to her. Even though the marks on her body attested to years of heinous abuse, her strength shone through at every turn.
Revenge and justice were sworn.
Years of searching brought up nothing but dead ends. Detective Niko James was too late to save his childhood friend, but he vows not to let down another.
The clock is ticking and the trail is pitch dark.
*TRIGGER WARNING* Some scenes depict abusive situations.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Reviewed by Anna Green on behalf of KFF
Wow! This book is one hell of a nail biting, stomach churning experience that I won’t forget for a long time. This story started a little bit slow during the first few chapters but soon picked up the pace and had me on edge the whole time. Every now and then I had to take a break from reading the harrowing story of Aislin.
Written from dual points of view the book starts with Niko as a detective who is still involved in the case of his missing childhood friend Aislin, kidnapped at age thirteen, on her way to school. All through these years he never gave up looking for her and eventually influenced his choice of career. Fifteen years later he gets a phone call about a body discovered in the woods… heartbreak, loss, grief and revenge, these words are not enough to describe how he felt.
I sometimes wonder how these two authors come up with creating a monster that is sick and depraved and inflict a horrendous amount of pain to someone else. It takes a special kind of “talent” to make a reader cringe and get so emotionally involved in this book, a lot of WTFs were floating inside my head whilst reading Aislin’s gruesome ordeal.
I can’t give too many details on the main character’s experience as I don’t want to spoil the story but let me just say that when I thought I had it all figured out on the last quarter of the book I was wrong! This is a very well written tale that might give you nightmares and a few sleepless nights but is so worth it. There are some books you read that you’ll need a box of tissues, chocolates or a glass of wine. So it might not be a bad idea to have the whole bottle at hand while reading this book!
A. M. Wilson loves infusing her stories with real life—the good, the bad, and the steamy parts. She thinks there’s something special about romance; that pivotal moment when two characters realize their love for each other, but she likes wading through a little angst to get there. When she isn’t furiously typing on her computer, she can be found searching for her next all-consuming read. A. M. lives in Minnesota with her husband, two children, and black lab. Connect with her at amwilson.net or www.facebook.com/A.M.WilsonAuthor
Alex Grayson is the bestselling author of heart pounding, emotionally gripping contemporary romance including the Jaded Series, the Consumed Series, and two standalone novels. Her passion for books was reignited by a gift from her sister-in-law. After spending several years as a devoted reader and blogger, Alex decided to write and independently publish her first novel in 2014 (an endeavor that took a little longer than expected). The rest, as they say, is history.
Originally a southern girl, Alex now lives in Ohio with her husband, two children, two cats and dog. She loves the color blue, homemade lasagna, casually browsing real estate, and interacting with her readers. Visit her website, www.alexgraysonbooks.com, or find her on social media.
From New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Corinne Michaels, comes a sexy new STANDALONE romance novel.
WE OWN TONIGHT is available now!
I’m not a one-night stand kind of woman. I’m especially not the woman who has a few drinks at a concert and ends up in bed with my childhood celebrity crush, Eli Walsh.
However, that’s exactly where I find myself.
What’s a girl to do after a drunken mistake? Run. I grab my clothes and get away from the powerful, irresistible, and best-sex-of-my-life superstar as fast as I can. His gorgeous green eyes, rock-hard body, and cocky smile have no place in my world. My life is complicated enough.
Someone forgot to tell him that.
Eli is relentless. Pushing his way into my heart, wearing me down, proving he’s nothing like I assumed, and everything I need. But when my world shatters to pieces, he holds the broken bits together. Unwillingly, I fall desperately in love with him.
He made me think we’d have forever . . . I should’ve listened when he said we could only own tonight.
4.5 Stars ~ Reviewed by Anna Green on behalf of KFF
First you swoon and giggle, then you fall in love and then you feel that gut wrenching ache as you go through their story. Told from a dual point of view the romantic tale of Heather and Eli will carve your heart out, throw it on the ground and stomp on it.
Heather is a divorced police officer in her late 30s. She also takes care of her much younger sister, Steph who is seriously ill. Eli has always been her boy band idol since she and her friends were teenagers. When they get the tickets for Four Blocks Down’s homecoming concert (in which Eli and his older brother Randy are members), for the first time in many years Heather’s inner fan girl comes out screaming, drawn out by liquid courage and egged on by her best friend. The banter between her close friends, Nicole, Danni and Kristin also makes this a fun read especially their antics.
I love the way Heather and Eli’s relationship developed. He pursues her because he couldn’t accept no for an answer, he took that as a challenge at first but then they become friends and got to know each other well in such a short time. Heather has a few issues though but Eli is quite determined. Will true love prevail between these two people?
“Everything is a contrast between wanting more from him and wanting things to end before it’s too late to walk away. I need him to leave but I’m desperate for him to stay.”
The story of Eli and Heather is hot and sexy, fast paced and includes very interesting and supportive secondary characters. If only life was that simple and everything is smooth sailing but like in real life this couple has to deal with loss, acceptance and hope. When Heather finds out Eli’s secret will she be able to forgive him? The author’s words will pull your heartstrings like a puppet. Be warned, you need a box of tissues, chocolates and a few glasses of vino to get through their story. 4.5 stars for this book!
New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Corinne Michaels is the author of nine romance novels. She’s an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife.
After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness. She enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak and finding a way to heal them through their struggles. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love.
It was supposed to be fun.
A mutual use of each other’s bodies.
To be a ruse to the world around us.
I wanted to be free from my ex, and he wanted to escape his.
One drunken night turned a joke into a life-changing moment.
He warned me not to fall for him, and I should’ve listened.
He intoxicated me.
He made me crave him.
He ruined me.
In the end, I’ll never be the same.
★ ★ ★ ★
Reviewed by Anna Green on behalf of KFF
I have read previous books by this author including the Corps Security series and Hope Town series. Most of the main characters in Hope Town are the sons and daughters of the Corp Security guys. This book can be read as a standalone but it helps if you have read the author’s previous books from the same series.
There is something about the way Ms. Sloan writes her characters that makes you fall in love with them. Shane and Nikki are no exception. Nikki’s best friend is Ember who is married to Nate co-owner of Dirty Dog. Shane is Nate’s best friend and when Nate decided to open the Dirty Dog bar he asked Shane to be his business partner. I must say the idea of an Ugly Coyote style bar for the women of Hope Town is brilliant and offered a lot of interesting and fun scenes in this book. Both Nikki and Shane have problems with their exes and after a year of trying to get rid of them they decided to have a pretend relationship to show their stalker exes that they have moved on. And this is where the fun begins.
I love Nikki’s strong character, her wit and chutzpah. She is independent, funny and can kick ass if needed. Shane is one wicked, sexy, hunk of a man but his previous relationships don’t last long because of his business. When these two met they were still involved with previous partners although they secretly were attracted to each other. When they paired up it was all about lust but soon they realised it’s more than that. When lust turns to love will they finally get their happy ending? Will Shane fully give his trust to Nikki?
What I notice about this author’s style of writing is her way of building strong characters and the sex scenes are always sizzling hot. Reading about the other characters from previous books is like catching up with old friends, the banter made me laugh out loud. Nikki and Shane, Ember and Nate. This book is not only about the first two but their best friends are very much involved in their story it made it so much fun to read. Written in dual points of view, this light-hearted romance will warm your heart and set your knickers on fire. I can’t wait for Shane’s younger sister, Libby’s story next. Bring it on, Ms. Sloan!
Harper is a NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL and USA TODAY bestselling author residing in Georgia with her husband and three daughters. She has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books, hibachi, tattoos and Game of Thrones. When she isn’t writing you can almost always find her with a book in hand.
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Title: Come Back To Me
Genre: Contemporary Romance Release
Release Date: 23rd August, 2017
From USA Today Bestselling Author Kathy Coopmans comes a soul crushing story of second chance love.
Come Back To Me.
What does one do when everyone you love dies?
How much is a woman supposed to take before she crumbles?
Adriana Jensen is the woman to ask.
She’s lost too many people to count.
The one death that destroyed her the most
was her husbands.
Only… he didn’t die.
What does one do when forced to walk away from his wife?
How much will it take to win her back?
Blake Jensen, Adriana’s estranged husband, is the man to ask.
He has one question to ask himself.
How much will it take for her to come back to me?
3.75 Stars ~ Reviewed by Anna Green on behalf of KFF
Okay, where do I start with this one? The first few chapters of this book are so full of angst that I wondered how the heroine survived the terrible heartache she experienced in her 20s.
This second chance romance is written in dual points of view. We have Adriana who lost her parents when she was in her late teens. Her older sister Alexis who couldn’t cope with the loss became a drug addict. Adriana is a survivor although my first impression of her was that she was a pushover when it comes to her sister. Theirs is a give and take relationship: Adriana gives and Alexis takes, it has always been that way since they were young kids. Being the carer of an older sibling who’s an addict was not easy. Her grandmother has always been there for her though, supported her and tried to make her strong with her words of wisdom: “When life slaps you in the face, you punch the b*tch back harder, kick it in the balls, then focus on the hand you punched it with. That hand will guide you anywhere.”
Blake, the other main character and the hero in this book is a lawyer and as expected in a romance novel: handsome, tall and well endowed. Come to think of it, I haven’t come across any romance books yet where the hero is only 5’6 with a chipolata and not a bratwurst, but I digress. He is dedicated to his career, ambitious and loyal. He seems to be the perfect guy but one misjudged call and Adriana’s life is in tatters. Blake is dead and she is left on her own or so she thought.
I wish there were more dialogue and banter between the characters instead of inner thoughts, especially on the first half of the book. This story is mired in sadness but I was rooting for Adriana to pull through, give her a boost of happiness and she did in the end. There are times though when I wanted to slap the reality in Adriana’s face and tell her to read the files already and get on with her life whether or not Blake is in it or not. The epilogue left me with a few “what ifs”. What if this book made me ugly cry? If only it did I would have given this book more stars but I was dry-eyed and snot-free so I gave it 3.7 stars.
About Kathy Coopmans
USA Today Best Selling Author Kathy Coopmans is a Michigan native where she lives with her husband, Tony. They have two son’s Aaron and Shane.
She is a sports nut. Her favorite sports include NASCAR, Baseball, and Football.
She has recently retired from her day job to become a full-time writer.
She has always been an avid reader and at the young age of 50 decided she wanted to write. She claims she can do several things at once and still stay on task. Her favorite quote is “I got this.”