Monday, January 27, 2020

Darker Than Love by Anna Zaires & Charmaine Pauls




Title: Darker Than Love
Authors: Anna Zaires & Charmaine Pauls
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: January 28, 2020



Blurb

Once upon a cold, dark night, a Russian killer stole me from an alley.
I’m dangerous, but he is lethal.
I escaped once.
He won’t let me do it twice. 

The revenge is his. 
The betrayal is mine.
But so are the lies to protect the ones I love.

We’re cut from the same twisted cloth. Both merciless. Both damaged. 
In his embrace, I find hell and heaven, his cruelly tender touch destroying and uplifting me at once.

They say a cat has nine lives, but an assassin has just one.
And Yan Ivanov now owns mine.







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Anna Zaires

Anna Zaires is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of sci-fi romance and contemporary dark romance. She fell in love with books at the age of five, when her grandmother taught her to read. Since then, she has always lived partially in a fantasy world where the only limits were those of her imagination. Currently residing in Florida, Anna is happily married to Dima Zales (a science fiction and fantasy author) and closely collaborates with him on all their works.



Charmaine Pauls

Charmaine Pauls was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She obtained a degree in Communication at the University of Potchestroom, and followed a diverse career path in journalism, public relations, advertising, communications, photography, graphic design, and brand marketing. Her writing has always been an integral part of her professions.

After relocating to Chile with her French husband, she fulfilled her passion to write creatively full-time. Charmaine has published over twenty novels since 2011, as well as several short stories and articles. Two of her shorts have been selected by the International Literary Society for an anthology from across the African continent.

When she is not writing, she likes to travel, read, and rescue cats. Charmaine currently lives in France with her husband and children. Their household is a linguistic mélange of Afrikaans, English, French and Spanish.

JULIAN by Michelle Heard

      JULIAN (Trinity Academy #4) by Michelle Heard Release Date: January 27th Genre: New Adult College Romance       AVAILABLE NOW FREE in Kindle Unlimited! Amazon US: https://amzn.to/38HCtvC Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2uCZgtu Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2RSXL2q     Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48187876-julian     Blurb: A couple of drinks. A random stranger. It was only supposed to be one night. Turns out, the stranger is Julian Reyes. Formidable businessman. And my brother-in-law’s new business partner. Chairman of Trinity Academy. Where I’ve just enrolled as a student. Coldhearted jerk. Who also happens to be ridiculously hot. Whenever we meet, it doesn’t help I’m reminded of how amazing his hands felt on my body. Yeah, definitely not how I imagined my first year of college.   (Trinity Academy & Enemies To Lovers spin-off) Julian Reyes (Falcon's brother - FALCON - Trinity Academy) & Jamie Truman (Della's sister - Heartless, Enemies To Lovers Series)     About the Author: Author preciously published as Michelle Horst Michelle Heard is a Bestselling Romance Author who loves creating stories her readers can get lost in. She might have a slight obsession with alpha heroes who are not afraid to fight for their women. Connect w/Michelle: Website: https://michelleheardauthor.wordpress.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MHeardAuthor FB Readers Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/118971435201074 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authormichelleheard Twitter: https://twitter.com/MichelleAHorst Amazon: https://amazon.com/author/michellehorst Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18108320.Michelle_Heard BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/michelle-heard Newsletter Signup: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/p6m4o4

My Review
5 Stars
JULIAN by Michelle Heard is book 4 in the Trinity Academy Series. This is the story of Jamie and Julian. I have read the previous book which added to my enjoyment of this one. I do feel you would be better to have read them, but you could make this a standalone book if you wish to do so. Jamie is around 19 just getting started with Trinity Academy who happens to have a one night stand. Julian has been all business since his Fiance Jennifer died before they were married. But when he spots Jamie something in him is awakened so he goes forward to act on that feeling only to wake up to her being gone. This of course is the story of a one night stand that wasn't because Jamie is introduced to her brother-in-laws business partner who is of course Julian. Both move forward to ignore their feelings which brings them to some heavy bantering because of the tension. There is a slight aged different with Julian being older. Danger comes forward sending Julian into protective mode. I have been enjoying this series and look more from this author.  

KING OF SHADOWS by Amelia Wilde

    KING OF SHADOWS by Amelia Wilde Release Date: January 27th   Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48396895-king-of-shadows     Talk To Hades Now: https://m.me/awilderomance?ref=w8768909     "Breathtaking, intense, and scorching hot, KING OF SHADOWS is the modern myth I've been waiting for." –New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren         AVAILABLE NOW! Amazon: https://amzn.to/39Dto8h Apple Books: http://apple.co/2QnyspC Nook: bit.ly/2twVLUY     Blurb: Luther Hades has always been my family’s sworn enemy. He’s the opposite of everything we stand for—ruthless to the core. I want my freedom, but Hades wants me. And I’ve walked straight into his trap. There has to be a way out of his fortress of a mansion. I’ll get away—I have to. Even if it costs me everything. And it will cost me everything: my body, my soul...and my heart.     About the Author: Amelia Wilde is a USA TODAY and Amazon Top 100 bestselling author of steamy contemporary romance and loves it a little too much. She lives in Michigan with her husband and daughters. She spends most of her time typing furiously on an iPad and appreciating the natural splendor of her home state from where she likes it best: inside.   Connect w/Amelia: Website: https://awilderomance.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/awilderomance Facebook Group: http://bit.ly/letsgetwilde Twitter: https://twitter.com/awilderomance Instagram: https://instagram.com/awilderomance Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/awilderomance/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14671616.Amelia_Wilde Amazon: https://amzn.to/2QIKg4R Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/amelia-wilde Newsletter Signup: https://www.subscribepage.com/ameliawilde  

My Review
 4 Stars
KING OF SHADOWS by Amelia Wilde is the story of Persephone and Luther.
Persephone's mother is very protective of her due to her being so paranoid of the outside world.  This leads Persephone to grow up pretty much isolated.  When Persephone goes to runaway with Decker to experience some of the world that she wants to see.  But it turns out that her mother was right there is someone out there that will take her...Luther.  Persephone gives up her life to save Decker from Luther so she is now his to do what he wants to her.  Luther takes her away where he isn't gentle with her but for some reason Persephone is drawn to him.  Both are taken back about what the other does to them and of course they work to fight it.  This is a dark book that ends with a cliffhanger....I can't wait for the next installment!

- King of Shadows by Amelia Wilde




Title: King of Shadows
Author: Amelia Wilde
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 27, 2020



Blurb

Luther Hades has always been my family’s sworn enemy. He’s the opposite of everything we stand for—ruthless to the core. 

I’m not afraid of him. It’s my mother who cowers and hides. All my life, she’s hidden me from him. Hidden me from the world. Not anymore.

I’ve planned my escape down to the last detail. But two steps outside the safety of my mother’s house, the devil comes calling. And nobody hears me scream.

*****

Little Sepphie Anthela doesn’t know she’s in danger. That her fool of a lover has betrayed her. That her adorable plan is a death sentence.

She doesn’t know how men look at her.

And she doesn’t know the lengths I’m willing to go to protect her. She’ll be safe in my underground kingdom—even if it kills me.

KING OF SHADOWS is a dirty and dark contemporary retelling of Hades & Persephone. It’s the underworld, after all.







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Excerpt

“Are you going to kill me now?”
My men step up behind her, but she doesn’t dare turn her head. Two of them hook their arms under Decker’s and drag him past us, giving us a wide berth. Her eyes follow his slumped body. The man won’t shut up. All the groaning, the whining—fucking pathetic. 
“You said you would do anything to save him. That was your bargain. Are you telling me you’d rather be dead?”
A flicker of fear is chased off her face by a nameless expression, a light flaring in her eyes. She glances down at Conor, the whites of her eyes glowing in the moonlight. “No,” she whispers. “I want to live.” 
I lean in close, bending down so my lips are level with my ear. Her heart beats hard under my fingertips. She smells sweet, like roses and sunshine and something unique to her. It must be the fresh softness of her. Fuck, the things I’m going to do to her, dangling her not-boyfriend on a string as if she’ll ever be anything but mine. The urge to throw her down into the dirt is so strong it almost overtakes me, but now that all this has transpired, it’s best for the train to move on. I’m no longer interested in dealing with Demeter tonight—not now that I have her daughter for my very own.
The poor thing.
“We’ll see how long that lasts.”






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Amelia Wilde wrote her first story when she was six years old, a narrative strongly inspired by The Polar Express. When she was nine she wrote her first novel-length work, all in one paragraph.

Now, Amelia is all about that love. Her romances feature unique, independent heroines and alpha heroes who are strong of heart and body. Readers have described her work as “emotional,” “intense,” “phenomenal,” and “like a child scribbled with a crayon,” which she takes as the highest praise.


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My Review
4 Stars
KING OF SHADOWS by Amelia Wilde is the story of Persephone and Luther.
Persephone's mother is very protective of her due to her being so paranoid of the outside world. This leads Persephone to grow up pretty much isolated. When Persephone goes to runaway with Decker to experience some of the world that she wants to see. But it turns out that her mother was right there is someone out there that will take her...Luther. Persephone gives up her life to save Decker from Luther so she is now his to do what he wants to her. Luther takes her away where he isn't gentle with her but for some reason Persephone is drawn to him. Both are taken back about what the other does to them and of course they work to fight it. This is a dark book that ends with a cliffhanger....I can't wait for the next installment!  

Unexpectedly Yours by Rebecca Shea

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Unexpectedly Yours, an all-new standalone office romance that brings the heat from USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Shea, is available now!

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One night of unbridled passion.
It was the only thing Andrew McPherson and Grace Morgan could afford.
They promised they would never see each other again, but fate had other plans.
Andrew's entire life has been spent working toward one goal—to own the top advertising and public relations company in the world. He's driven, ruthless when it comes to business, never letting anything stand in his way . . . until Grace.
Grace has worked hard to build her advertising career. She's fiercely talented and dedicated to her clients. Grace has no interest in getting involved with a man when she knows her focus should be on her career and paying off her mounting debt.
Andrew knows better than to get involved with a woman who is completely off limits, but he never backs down from what he wants, and he won't stop until Grace is his . . . only this might cost him more than he's willing to give.
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About Rebecca Rebecca Shea is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Unbreakable series (Unbreakable, Undone, and Unforgiven), the Bound & Broken series (Broken by Lies and Bound by Lies) and two stand alone novels, Dare Me and Fault Lines. She has also co-written two books with her friend, A.L. Jackson, The Hollywood Chronicles: One Wild Night and One Wild Ride She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family. From the time Rebecca could read she has had a passion for books. Rebecca spends her days working full-time and her nights writing, bringing stories to life. Born and raised in Minnesota, Rebecca moved to Arizona in 1999 to escape the bitter winters. When not working or writing, she can be found on the sidelines of her sons football games, or watching her daughter at ballet class. Rebecca is fueled by insane amounts of coffee, margaritas, Laffy Taffy (except the banana ones), and happily ever afters.
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4 Stars
Unexpectedly Yours by Rebecca Shea is the story of Andrew McPherson and Grace Morgan.
Grace and Andrew are both workaholics who can't make time for true relationships because they can't loose focus of their career goals. On Grace's birthday she ends up giving into a one night stand where she of course never thought to see the man again. But to her surprise she finds that her one night stand is Andrew who has just taken over the company she works at. But try to be professional but feelings that they can't ignore are fully engaged. Enjoyed their story. 

Samantha by Penny Anglene

Title: Samantha
Series: Ink-Fusions Book 2
Author: Penny Anglene
Genre: MC Romance, Contemporary, Standalone
Release Date: January 27, 2020
Samantha
Abandoned at an orphanage as an infant, not allowed to be adopted out, I’ve always craved family, to belong. My life was about fighting and scratching for everything I wanted or needed. Seeing him, knowing he was what I wanted, I pursued him but why do I keep pushing him away when I know he is it for me. Trust is a big issue for me, If I can’t trust him, I’m going to lose him. With a life of hardships, it makes trust nearly impossible.
Dog
I watched her through windows and stalked her. She didn’t even know it. Then I introduced myself in the most unconventional way. Samantha is it for me. Now to make her see it. Then everything went to shit, it exploded all around us. Although I didn’t lie to her, omitting the truth was just as bad. What can I do to show her it’s not always like this. I need to make her see that I would love her unconditionally if she would just stop running.

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Samantha by Penny Anglene is book Two in the Ink-Fusions Series. This is the story of Samantha and Dog. I have not yet read the previous book so for me this was a standalone book but I did feel that maybe I should have read that one first. Dog and Samantha was already known to each other so I not sure how they officially met. Dog is a part of a MC so he has that attitude with one that Samantha is just his. But Samantha has issues trusting and having someone controlling her life due to her upbringing of being a orphan whose father didn't want to sign papers that she could be adopted. It left her in the system until she aged out. This book does end with a cliffhanger.