★★★★★★★ Happy Release Day! ★★★★★★★ BY ANY OTHER NAME by J. M. DARHOWER

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Title:

By Any Other Name (Forbidden Series #1)

Author:

J. M Darhower

Genre:

Romantic Suspense

Release Date:

 23rd February 2015

 

 

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A deadly rivalry.

Two families at war.

Nobody is safe, not even the innocent.

Especially the innocent.

Blood will be spilled.

 

Genevieve “Genna” Galante knows a thing or two about causing trouble. After all, it’s engrained in her DNA. As the only daughter of Primo Galante, notorious boss of the Galante crime family, her life is dictated by a certain set of rules… rules Genna was never very good at following.

Matteo “Matty” Barsanti never wanted anything to do with the family business, but as the first-born Barsanti son, certain things are expected of him. It’s his duty, according to his father, to help take down the enemy… even if that enemy means something to him.

A chance encounter on an elevator changes the course of lives, causing the biggest trouble of Genna’s young life. The only good Barsanti is a dead Barsanti. She’s heard it said time and time again. So what happens when she falls in love with one of them?

The story of star-crossed lovers caught in the middle of the biggest rivalry New York has ever seen, determined to make it… if only they can survive their parents’ feud.

 

 

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“A Roman Coke,” Genna mused. “What’s that?”

“It’s rum and Coke. We just call it a Roman Coke around here.”

“Because you’re Italian?”

“And because when you get drunk enough, it all just slurs together anyway.”

“Ah.” Genna picked hers up, motioning toward him with it. “So what are we drinking to?”

“Today.”

“Today?”

He nodded. “Right now, this moment. Let’s drink to it.”

Smiling, she clinked her glass with his. “Today, then.”

They threw them back at the same time. The liquor hit Genna’s taste buds and she grimaced, the vicious burn seeping down her throat and settling deep in her chest. “Ugh, is there even any Coke in this damn thing?”

Matty laughed, setting his empty glass down. “Just a splash.”

“I couldn’t tell.”

“That’s because I prefer it that way,” he responded. “Strong and rough, enough to leave a lingering ache. I like it to hurt just a bit.”

Oh good God. Those words sent a chill down Genna’s spine, one she couldn’t hide, as Matty waved for the waitress. Eyes never leaving Genna, he ordered another round of drinks.

“Another?” she asked, picking up the water to take another sip, this one to soothe the sting in her chest. “You said one drink.”

A sly smile curved his lips. “I like to keep them coming.”

“Is that right?”

“Absolutely.” Matty stood, leaning across the table, his lips near her ear. “Maybe you’ll let me show you later.”

 

 

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 :::: KFF’s FIVE STAR REVIEW ::::

By Sharon Thérèse Nuttall

 

I am putting it mildly when I say that this book is dynamite in capital letters! In fact, I would go so far as saying that it’s one of the best reads of the year for me. I love the fact that the author’s knowledge of the New York City Mafia is not only right up my street, but told in such detail. I was literally on tenterhooks throughout it. This nail-biting story leaves so much to the imagination. The plot is so well thought-out resulting in a read which I found unputdownable. My husband agonised over my one sleepless night, and my running commentary actually opened his interest! Yes; this story which revolves around two families has a backlash. Flipping the pages in fifth gear left us both exhausted.

Can you possibly imagine borrowing someone’s car without permission? What a one-liner! “I’m Italian,” he said. “That’s kind of the name of the game.”

Writing this review at this very moment is causing me heartache and pain as I have had to relive this tragic story. How on earth can two best friends reach a point in life when common sense blurs any reasonable doubt? Any possibilities are out of reach; many questions go unanswered. Who has to pay the priceless tag for the Roberto Barsantis’ and Primo Galante’s hatred? What was it that actually triggered off their undeniable quest for vengeance? Their sons, Joey and his best friend Matteo, were eight years old when a horrendous act had catastrophic repercussions. Matty will be marked for the rest of his life. Why?

Do you believe in destiny? I did in this story. Every mundane act, move, simple whispers of promise; sold me! Sucked up into believable scenes made me cry my heart out! The main protagonist is a feisty and spoilt piece of work. But she’s really a softy at heart. I. Loved. Genna!

There’s nothing like being in the most inopportune of places; or maybe in right place at the wrong time! When she set eyes on Matty — blinkin’ heck! This scene had me so wound up with its many innuendos, my breath was taken away. And even though the attraction between them is indescribably sizzling, both of them play the cautious game as their backgrounds demand it. Neither of them have any idea of who is who. Secrets will slowly be revealed as their relationship becomes more solid; as trust sets in. Genna’s father is overly protective. And as Matty’s existence has been incognito for years, he’s not even prepared to tell his story. When the truth is eventually revealed, the consequences are cataclysmic.

I just adored Genna’s brother. Dante is a guy between a rock and a hard place. His undeniable protectiveness towards his sister is more than feasible when you discover why his actions are like they are. Loyalty is ingrained from the very beginning of this heart-rending story. Saying that, another brother had also won my heart. Matteo’s sibling, Enzo. Loyal to the medulla. Superlatively fast and furious to make decisions, deadly dangerous and prepared to take the helm of one of the stongest Mafia familes.

Ms. Darhower, how you could have pulled this novel off to such a degree is quite unfathomable. I am in awe of you! I am truly and sincerely spellbound by your written words!

To sum up with one word for this outstanding read has to be ‘bravo!’ You have done justice to this word for the reader. Your penmanship is quite outstanding. Do you think that leaving me hanging over the Cliffs of Dover is fair play? Bravo to you because you have managed to make me suffer like no other read has done this year! Don’t keep me waiting too long for the next instalment of this tremendously impeccable read! Or else!

 

 

 

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jm darhowerJ.M. Darhower is a USA Today bestselling author, best known for her Mafia romantic suspense novels. She lives in a tiny town in rural North Carolina, where she churns out more words than will ever see the light of day. She has a deep passion for politics and speaking out against human trafficking, and when she isn’t busy writing (or being a fangirl) she’s usually ranting about those things.

 

 

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VOULOIR

(PASSION NOIRE #1)

by J.D. CHASE

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Title:

Vouloir: Passion Noire Book One

 

Author:

JD Chase

 

Genre:

Contemporary Romance/Erotica

 

Cover Design:

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Release Date:

26th February 2015

 

 

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Vouloir: French meaning ‘to want’.

 

Want:

To have a desire to possess something or someone;

To have a strong desire to do something;

To wish for something or someone;

To desire sexually;

To require something to be attended to in a particular manner.

 

Sexual Therapist by day and desirable Domme by night, La Veuve Noire is struggling to keep up with demand for her services.  Whether it’s fixing them up or tying them down, Veuve’s skills are legendary. Juggling her demanding roles with looking after a mysterious nineteen year old, the Kid, her life is a balancing act.  But the tart with a heart cannot resist taking on ‘just one more’ client.  The problem is, there’s always ‘just one more’ client, and each one appears more needy than the last. Like Dean, the barman who’s taken advantage of his drunken boss and has to face up to being a flop between the sheets.  Like Dan, a teenager in crisis who is contemplating the unthinkable.

Juggling so much inevitably means that something gets dropped occasionally. La Veuve Noire, The Black Widow, hates to fail at anything and like everything in life, the higher the stakes, the greater the potential loss.  With everyone turning to her in sheer desperation, she turns to her usual means of escape: the club, Vouloir.

But Vouloir now holds a reminder of a distant past she strives to forget.  Blond hair, blue eyes and unmistakable dominance tinged with danger.  Is Jones the key to the Kid’s future?  Or will he simply unlock the painful past?

This three part series runs parallel/post parallel with Rouge Passion and features some of RP’s characters but it can be read as a standalone series.

 

WARNING: CONTAINS EXPLICIT CONTENT SUITABLE FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY.  CONTAINS BDSM ELEMENTS AND POTENTIAL TRIGGERS FOR SOME READERS.

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Best-selling Indie author of the Rouge Passion and Orion the Hunter series. Not your average romance novelist … but then, who wants to be average?

 

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I love reading – almost as much as I love writing.. I relish the sheer escapism of losing myself in a book that grips me and takes me on an emotional roller coaster. I regularly mourn the passing of a good book – am I the only one who turns the pages more slowly when you don’t want a great book to end?

I love a good steamy romance and I adore sexy alpha males. I also have more than a passing interest in BDSM (nod, nod … wink, wink). One day, I put pen to paper (well fingers to keyboard, actually) and the Orion the Hunter series was born.  Little did I know that, at that moment, I was sowing the seeds of change. For, just a few months later, as a somewhat bewildered Amazon Kindle bestselling Indie author, I quit my career as an education professional to write full time.  Scary stuff, I think you’ll agree.

2013 was a very difficult year for me for personal reasons.  It taught me how fragile life is and how important it is to grab it with both hands and ride the hell out of it. So in 2014, I began my comeback with the Amazon #1 Bestselling Erotica/Romantic Erotica bestselling series, Rouge Passion.  I also met many of my favourite authors and so many lovely readers at my first signing event in Edinburgh.  I flipped Stu Reardon’s kilt!  Happy days …

I have big plans for 2015.  I’m signing at several more author events around the UK and I’m pouring my heart and soul into what I consider my best series yet – by far! Cue Passion Noire, a three part series revolving around La Veuve Noire – a sexual therapist by day and a desirable Domme by night.  But fear not, sexy alphas are still on the menu.  I mean … this is me!

 

 

 

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Cover Reveal ~ Declan (Wounded Heros #1) by Ava Manello

Title: Declan
Series: Wounded Heroes #1
Author: Ava Manello
Cover By: Margreet Asselbergs
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War almost destroyed them, but they survived thanks to their brother in arms Declan.

Coming home wasn’t as sweet as they’d hoped, lives had moved on without them. For one it was all too much.

United by grief and angered by injustice the Wounded Heroes vow to always be there for each other.

Little do they know that’s going to come sooner rather than later.

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Passionate reader, blogger, publisher, and author. I love nothing more than helping other Indie authors publish their books be that reviewing, beta reading, formatting or proofreading,

I love erotic suspense that’s well written and engages the reader, and I love promoting the heck out of it over on my book blog.

I’m a mother, but most of all I’m me!

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COVER REVEAL: LEGACY (Sociopath #2) by LIME CRAVEN

Sociopath: Legacy (Sociopath #2) by Lime Craven
Genre: Dark Romance

Synopsis

Reach for the scars… 

Remember me? Aeron Lore: happy and humble. A people person. All around nice guy.

Even I can’t say that with a straight face. 

But seriously, things are going great. Leo’s behaving herself; I’m enjoying making sure she behaves. We’re a great team. SilentWitn3ss, our live-streaming news project, has launched to my favorite things ever: controversy and profit. 

So when the FBI comes to me and wants to use SilentWitn3ss footage to trace a serial killer named Blood Honey, I’m only too happy to be superior—I mean, to help. And if Leo thinks the brutal Blood Honey and I have a few things in common, I guess that’s to be expected, given my rather unique preferences in the bedroom. My…condition.

But I’m not like him. I can’t stand that she would even think it. 

If his actions threaten my relationship with Leo, I’ll hunt that fucker down myself.

If he gets too close for comfort, I will make him bleed—and trust me, he’s closer than I ever anticipated. 

There’s a food chain, grasshoppers. The buck doesn’t stop with him. It stops with me. Blood Honey is a nasty son of a bitch, but I can be a lot worse. Question is…do I want to be?

Meet the Author 

I like dysfunction. Broken people who can’t fix each other, but fit together because they’re missing the same pieces. One of my favourite songs declares, “take the sinner down to feed desire,” and that’s my MO. I write dirty psychological thrillers with strong elements of dark romance.
I love antiheroes. Female characters who don’t just accept their faults, but downright exploit them. No nice boys. No shame. Mindfuckery for all.

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The name’s Aeron Lore. And you are…? Such a pleasure to meet you, sweetheart. Is that a southern accent? Gorgeous.
You fucking bitch.
Why so surprised? I control a billion dollar fortune. I control the news. Give me five minutes and I’ll control you, too. If you could read my mind, you’d probably call me perverted. Unnatural. Manipulative. But I’ve learned to blend in, to be funny and charming. A predator in a designer suit.
I have no conscience. No shame in taking the things I want. And what I wanted was for Leontine Reeves to sell me her boutique tech firm so I could exploit the fuck out of it. Maybe exploit the fuck out of her, too, because desire haunts me in shades of scarlet, and I desire Leo most of all.
I never meant for this to be a love story. I fought it kicking and screaming, the same way Leo fought me. Now we’re bleeding into each other, making a mess. A chaos. There’s no control here. And what do monsters like me do when control leaves the building?
We attack.

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MAKING THE CUT by SCOTT HILDRETH

CONGRATULATIONS to author SCOTT HILDRETH on the  release of his 16th book, MAKING THE CUT.

 Selected Sinners MC series Book 1!!!
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Title: Making the Cut
Author: Scott Hildreth (SD Hildreth)
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Series: Selected Sinners MC Book 1

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Axton
a.k.a. Slice –
Slice is the President of the Selected Sinners MC. He lives a life of being an outlaw, and
believes the club motto,
The Devil Looks After His Own,
to be true. Additionally, he believes if the club wanted a member to have an
Ol’ Lady, one would have been sewn on the front of their cut when they were patched in.


With his father serving a life prison sentence and
no idea of who his mother is, Slice is a loner and one of a dying breed of
outlaws who thumb their noses at the law, the government, and any expectation
society may have placed on them.
Avery
Avery Taylor traveled half way across the United
States to attend school and escape her religious overbearing mother. Now a
senior in college, she yearns to live a life opposite of the one she has lived
to date; under the thumb of her strict parents.


Avery believes she wants a bad boy; someone who can
take charge of her in-your-face personality, harsh mouth, and take no sh*t
attitude. Working in a bar part time as a bartender, she’s shocked one night
when the Selected Sinners MC comes in
for a drink.
Her shock turns to lust when Slice walks in.

 
But she has no idea how bad of a bad boy Slice truly is.

 
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ABOUT AUTHOR
Scott Hildreth is a very analytical sort who bases his beliefs on
statistics he compiles in his head. Often going as long as a month without so
much as a single sip of water, he drinks coffee as if it were the lifeblood of
his writing. 


Scott fears flying, clowns, and amusement park
rides. Tall and lean with a cleanly shaven head and covered in tattoos, he
doesn’t blend in well. After reading his writings, this makes perfect sense.
His vibrant characters, backstories, and plots, although always relatable, generally
stand out as much as he does. 



Willing to discuss matters at length most people
shy away from, Scott’s writing has revolved around such subjects as domestic
abuse, suicide, alcoholism, drug abuse, cancer, divorce, homosexuality,
religion, and lack thereof. 



Born in San Diego, California, Scott now calls
Wichita, Kansas his home. He is a proud father, and lives devoted to the love
of his life, Jessica. When he isn’t writing, he may be found on his motorcycle
or in a local coffee house. 



Scott’s novels include Broken People, Undefeated,
Unstoppable, Unleashed, Unbroken, Baby Girl – Ruined, Baby Girl – Owned, Baby
Girl – Loved, To the Depths of Hell, The Alpha-Bet, Finding Parker, Karter, and
Confessions of a Smut Author.

 

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COVER REVEAL: The Summer Remains by Seth King

 

 

 

Title: The Summer Remains
Author: Seth King
 Release Date: February 14, 2015

 

Synopsis

Twenty-four year old Summer Johnson knows two things. The first is that due to an incurable and worsening medical condition, she faces a risky surgery in three months time that may very well end in her death. The second is that she would like to fall in love before then.

As spring sinks into her namesake season on the Florida coast, Summer decides to play the odds and download a new dating app – and after one intriguing message from a beautiful surfer named Cooper Nichols, it becomes clear that the story of what may be her last few months under the sun is about to be completely revised. All she has to do now is write something worth reading.

Tender, honest, devastating and triumphant, The Summer Remains explores a very human battle being waged in a very digital age: the search for a love that will remain beyond this temporary borrowing of bones. In an era when many feel compelled to share and re-share anything about everything, prepare to feel a love so special, you will want to hug it close and make it yours forever.

 

 

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Author Bio
Seth King is a 25-year-old American author whose first book, The Goode Fight, became a quick best-seller and was dubbed “near genius” by a prominent review website. He enjoys reading, boating, traveling, playing the piano, and spending time with his family.
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BAD ROMEO (Starcrossed #1) by LEISA RAYVEN

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Title: Bad Romeo

Authors: Leisa Rayven

Age group: Young Adult

Genre: Contemporary Erotica

Release date: 23rd December 2014

 

 

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While performing the greatest love story of all time, they discovered one of their own . . .

Cassie Taylor was just another acting student with big dreams at her prestigious performing arts college . . . then she met Ethan Holt. She was the good girl actress. He was the bad boy on campus. But one fated casting choice for Romeo and Juliet changed it all. Like the characters they were playing on stage, Cassie and Ethan’s epic romance seemed destined. Until it ended in tragedy when he shattered her heart.

Now they’ve made it to Broadway where they’re reunited as romantic leads once again – and their passionate scenes force them they’re forced to confront the heartbreaking lows and pulse-pounding highs of their intense college affair. For Ethan, losing Cassie was his biggest regret – and he’s determined to redeem himself. But for Cassie, even though Ethan was her first and only great love, he hurt her too much to ever be trusted again.

The trouble is, working with him again reminds her that people who rub each other the wrong way often make the best sparks. And when it comes to love, sometimes it’s the things that aren’t good for us that are the most irresistible.

Don’t miss the intoxicating romance beloved by over two million fans online – a story that’ll captivate you and hold you breathless until the final page.

 

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Holt sleeps fitfully, tossing and turning as the fever and drugs work their way through his system. He alternates between shoving me away as he spreadeagles on the bed, and clinging to me with desperate intensity.
After an hour, he starts mumbling and groaning. “Cassie … ”
His eyes are closed, but he’s reaching for me.
“I’m here,” I say as I touch his face. His forehead is hot and slick with sweat. “I’m just going to get a washcloth for your head, okay?”
His eyes snap open, heavy and full of panic. “You’re leaving?”
“I’ll be right back.”
“No … please.” He pulls my hand to his chest and presses his forehead against my arm. “Don’t leave. Please, not you.”
He looks so desperate as he grips me like his life depends on it, that I’m not entirely sure he’s awake.
He keeps mumbling “Please, Cassie,” over and over again, and it’s only when I pull him into my chest and run my fingers through his hair that he relaxes.
“It’s okay,” I say, “I won’t leave. I’ll stay with you.”
He sighs, and the air is still thick and wheezy in his lungs. “Thank you.”
He pushes his head into my neck, and I’m a little shocked when I feel his lips on my throat.
“Ethan?”
He moans and kisses me again as his arms tighten.

 

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KINDLE FRIENDS FOREVER FIVE STAR REVIEW

Sharon: There has been a lot of noise made about this novel around book circles so our expectations for Ms Rayven’s début was high. And let’s be honest! Not only is the book cover second to none, but the title is also perfect for a book which has more than a Shakespearian touch. However, the paragon of such a tragic irony between two would be lovers is not comparable. Why the title then? Quite simple, actually. Once accepted in the well-known Grove Institute of Creative Arts, Ethan Holt is chosen to play the part of Romeo by Erika Eden, the head of the acting department; and he’s not at all happy about her decision.

“Because even if it was possible for me to comprehend playing such a pussified dipshit, which I can’t, I highly doubt Taylor here would be thrilled about me doing it.”

Rachel: Oh Sharon! You knew how much I was looking forward to reading this one. I read you the blurb on Goodreads and like me, you were ‘Okay, I need to read this!’ You read it far quicker than me as I just couldn’t stop people from annoying me; oops I mean talking to me! Well, it was Christmas,  so when I finally picked up this book I got nervous; real nervous. Ok, let me explain. I must admit that I am a book cover snob. The cover is beyond amazing, one of the best I have even laid my snobby little eyes on, and then I read the blurb and I was hooked. So you can see why I was so hoping it wasn’t going to disappoint me. Well, I can honestly say I loved this book; no scratch that… I ADORED it!

‘’Like a book cover that begs you to flip it open and get lost in the story.’’

Sharon: Ethan! I. Fell. In. Love. With. Him! Saying that, I could have easily handed him Romeo’s dagger without the blink of an eye! He drove me up the wall! So indecisive. So unsure of his feeling for Cassie, the leading lady, Juliette. His hang ups are described to perfection, too. I felt like I was treading in deep waters with this drop-dead gorgeous man for many reasons.

“Yes. The seas will boil, the skies will darken, and every volcano in the world will erupt, thus bringing an end to civilization as we know it. So for the sake of humanity … in fact, for the sake of everything you hold dear … stay away from me.”

Sharon: Juliette’s character is to be played by Cassie Taylor. She tells us her story in first person throughout, and she’s determined to make this work whether or not her attraction for the leading man is a hindrance in her plans for grandeur. Now here is a gal who tries her hardest to please all and sundry. But there is one person that makes her open her eyes. Yeah! Him! Blinking heck; always him! Cassie has a diary. Her most intimate confessions are written down in it and take us backwards and forwards in time. If you read this book like we did; in one sitting, take care with all the details. Every one of them is of utmost importance.

Rachel: Cassie! Well, wasn’t she a brave young woman! She is away from home, doing her very best to achieve something, then meets Ethan and falls head over heels in love. I loved her honesty with how she feels about Ethan. You would think a young, sexually inexperienced woman would shy away from her feelings. Oooh no, not Cassie. She wastes no time going after him. Convincing, there is no doubt in my mind that she is. The possibilities these two opinionated souls have together are simply amazing. And I cheered her on all the way. At times, I could’ve wept for her. Gotta love a trier *sigh* because I think her motto should be ‘Go big or go home!’

‘’Love cannot be found where it doesn’t exist, nor can it be hidden where is truly does.’’

Sharon: These two young protagonists who are going to be judged for their interpretation; get their act together. Excuse the pun as their relationship is like a ship without propellers. Their part in this tragic play is more than awesome; it’s spellbinding. A perfect connection in soul and body is horrendously sexy. So why on earth is this guy so concerned about popping her cherry when he has it on a silver plate? Cassie goes out of her way to entice, cajole and convince with her womanly ways. Regardless of being forewarned, she goes ahead causing a catacomb of emotions. Sobbing here… Kindle bashing, no broken windows; but broken hearts. Mine included. Now let’s talk about Romeo’s theoretical dagger, Ethan’s crux of this heart-breaking story which is obviously the backbone of this story.

Even though this young man tried to everything in his power not to fall in love. He did. His last decision was a huge mistake. He had no grounds to make this absolutely beautiful girl suffer so much. Because of him, she lost her course, her direction. I found that when I was 60 – 70 percent into the book, things slowed down a bit too much. It picks up after this hiccup I tried to ignore. Then we reach the end that left me a little confused. The author mentions that they broke up twice. For the life of me, and with all the notes that I took, I couldn’t find the second breakup!

‘’Don’t you see how f****d up this is? How bad I’d be for you?’’

Rachel: Throughout the book, you are totally entertained with the witty prose and dialogue. I don’t think I have ever highlighted as many parts of a book, and most of it was the dialogue between Ethan and Cassie. To say I loved this book would be an understatement. Every page left me wanting more and more! I was thoroughly immersed into their story and can’t wait for book 2 as the ending leaves you wanting to throw your Kindle out of the window in exasperation! You want so much for these two young people as they really deserve their happy ever after. This book also reminded me why I love the Young Adult genre. So much so that I salute and thank you from the bottom of my heart Ms Raven for an amazingly fabulous book.

‘’Did you not get the memo that no one’s allowed to have sex in my bed tonight? That Star Wars quilt cover is vintage!’’

Sharon & Rachel: This story’s flashbacks are of importance. They may make you dizzy, but we tried not to be since this story needs one hundred percent concentration. And believe us when we say that it’s certainly worth reading on. Six years! Pain and sufferance abound. Realm. We asked ourselves many times why it took so long for this testy man to have a change of heart. We wanted to know more. The ending was a tad rushed for our liking, but saying that, all the author has done is tangle a juicy carrot in front of our noses. Grrr… We can’t wait for the next book to discover how these two incredible not really lovers yet are going to find a happy medium. This book has definitely set for bar high for 2015, Congratulations Ms Rayven. As you can see from our review, we loved it!

The author titillated us with Ethan and Cassie’s sexy thoughts. D-day is so abso-frinkin’-lutely explicit that our Kindles turned into a make believe fans. The banter and humour flourish. Crisp passages and no nonsense dialogue were much appreciated. All we can say is Bravo to you! Really looking forward to Broken Juliet in April! The beginning of please!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

BAD ROMEOnWriting has always been a passion for Leisa, and even though she originally intended to be an actress, it wasn’t long into her time at drama school that she began writing plays.

Those plays were bad. Very bad. Well, her friends thought they were good, but that’s because they were always cast in them and any opportunity to be on stage was met with an obnoxious amount of enthusiasm.

Since then, she’s honed her craft, and several of her plays have been produced and toured throughout Australia.

These days, playwriting has given way to fiction writing, and Leisa’s debut novel, BAD ROMEO, will be available in a worldwide release through Macmillan Publishing in December 2014.

Leisa lives in Australia with her husband, two little boys, three cats, and a kangaroo named Howard.

(Howard may or may not be her imaginary marsupial friend. Everyone should have one.)

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