Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Manipulate (Deliver, #6) ~ Pam Godwin


MANIPULATE is now available!


~ MANIPULATE is book 6 in the DELIVER Series ~
Dark Romance - Anti-heroes - Sex Trafficking - Cartel





Tula Gomez is in the most ruthless prison in Latin America.
She only drove to Mexico to help her sister. She did nothing wrong.

But her quiet life changed in an instant.
To survive the violent, cartel-controlled prison where men blend with women, she pledges her loyalty to the notorious leader in exchange for the one thing she needs most.
Protection.

When she agrees to seduce the suspicious new inmates, Martin Lockwood and Ricky Saldivar, she doesn’t expect to enjoy it. Sure, they’re gorgeous, irresistibly alpha, and insanely talented with their hands and mouths. But they’re the enemy. She can’t fall for them.

Torn between her cartel loyalties and two men who want her as deeply as they want each other, she questions who is manipulating whom. Her search for answers leads to a passionate ménage, a soul-crushing secret, and an impossible choice.

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★ LORI'S REVIEW ★

The Deliver saga continues…and quite deliciously I might add. We get more dark and heart-stomping goodness, all wrapped up in a twisted, little package, written with the expertise of a genius wordsmith named Pam Fucking Godwin.

In this whirlwind tale of drug cartels, sex trafficking, and Freedom Fighters, lurks a beautiful and sexy AF love story. The passion and love and devotion created between Tula, Martin & Ricky was so intoxicating, so achingly beautiful, I could barely stand it. 

Thoughts of them lingered on my mind when I wasn’t reading.  
My imagination ran wild, with naughty, little thoughts of myself in place of the heroine.
Never mind that this story was set in one of the worst prisons in Mexico. I still wanted to be Tula.
Those deep, dark secret fantasies you have... you know the ones…yeah, they’re in here. 
I wanted to feel the love she gave, I wanted to take the love she received.
These three together were pure perfection.
My heart fluttered and my girly parts tingled.

“Three hearts without walls fused into a single soul without bars. Lost and found. Locked up and freed. Together, they became an unbroken forever.”

The relationship between Martin & Ricky – so complicated, so powerful, so captivating. The way they communicated without even speaking. A whole conversation could be had with just one look.  The history they shared, the way they needed each other, looked out for each other, loved each other, made my heart feel full. To watch their relationship from the beginning of the book to end was SO EFFING GOOD. The tension, the chemistry, the heart-warming love… they stole my heart. 

Tula was the perfect addition… such a strong and kick-ass woman. Capable of protecting, caring, and loving so deeply. I was in awe of their relationship. The way they would do anything to take care of each other. She endured so much pain and heart ache, it was hard not to cry for her.

As this series continues, it keeps getting better and better. Each book is phenomenal in its own way, each one telling an integral part of this emotionally intense saga, making you want, need, and crave the next one. I cannot wait book 7.

I can’t recommend this enough.  If you’ve read and loved the first five books in the series, don’t even hesitate, read this one.

★★★★★

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DELIVER SERIES

Each book is a different couple. No cliffhangers. Must be read in order.






DELIVER, Book 1: FREE on all retailers



His name was Joshua Carter. Now it’s whatever she wants it to be.

She is a Deliverer.

She lures young men and delivers them to be sold. She delivers the strikes that enforce their obedience. She delivers the sexual training that determines their purchase price.

As long as she delivers, the arrangement that protects her family will hold.

Delivering is all she knows.

The one thing she can’t deliver is a captive from slavery.

Until him.

And her stubborn slave thinks he can deliver her…from herself.



VANQUISH, Book 2



Her life is like a prison cell.
A self-made, to-hell-with-the-free-world existence that locks from the inside.
Stop judging. Her agoraphobia doesn’t define her. It simply keeps her safe.

He belongs in a prison cell.
The 6x8, make-me-your-bitch variety that locks from the outside.
But he’s free. To hunt. To take. To break.
And he just found a sexy new toy.

Capturing her is the easy part. Her fucked-up mind, however, makes him question everything he does next.
But he’s a determined bastard. If all goes his way, this will hurt like hell.



DISCLAIM, Book 3



Camila was seventeen when Van Quiso kidnapped her. Ten years after her escape, the shackles refuse to release her. Not while there are still slave traders preying on her city.
She will stop at nothing to end them.
Even if that means becoming a slave again.

Returning to chains is her worst fear—and only option. They won’t know who she is or what she intends to do. She’s prepared for every complication.
Except him.
The one who decimated her sixteen-year-old heart.

Matias is charming, gorgeous, and dangerously seductive. He’s also untrustworthy and enshrouded in secrets. After years of no contact, he finds her—on her knees, wrists bound, in the clutches of her enemy.
Will he sabotage her mission by needlessly saving her?
Or will he keep her in chains and never let her go?



DEVASTATE, Book 4



“What is the price you’re willing to pay?”
“Money isn’t an issue.”
“I’m not talking about money.”

Tate is on the hunt to find his best friend’s sister.
Eleven years ago, Lucia Dias was abducted. Presumed dead. He never met her, so why does he care?
Some might call his efforts noble, but his motivation is more perverse, bordering on obsession.

When he follows a chilling lead to Venezuela’s Kidnap Alley, what he finds is neither a corpse nor a captive.

Amid poisonous lies and crippling depravity, the price of love is devastation.
And he pays.
With his body, his blood, and her life.



TAKE, Book 5



He’s a notorious crime lord, a kidnapper, and an artist.
Scarification is his outlet, and he just captured a new canvas.
Kate refuses to surrender beneath his blade or the cruelty in his beautiful eyes.
But she’s drawn to the man inside the monster. A man who makes her ache with his touch. Who owns her with his kiss.
A man who worships her as deeply as he hurts her.
She can run, but there’s no escape from a bond carved in scars.






DELIVER #1: Narrated by Teddy Hamilton (Josh) and Abby Crayden (Liv)
VANQUISH #2: Narrated by Ryan West (Van) and Jo Raylan (Amber)
DISCLAIM #3: Narrated by Christian Fox (Matias) and Emma Wilder (Camila)
DEVASTATE #4: Narrated by J.F. Harding (Tate) and Tracy Marks (Lucia)
TAKE #5: Soren Gray (Tiago) and Kate Genevieve (Kate) - coming July 23
Books 6-9 TBA




Pam Godwin



New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.
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Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.





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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Faking Ms. Right ~ Claire Kingsley




Faking Ms. Right
by Claire Kingsley

Release: May 28, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Rom/Com
Cover Design: Kari March Designs


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“When I kissed you last night, I wasn’t pretending.”

Everly Dalton is a walking, talking, martini-drinking dating disaster. Forget kissing frogs. She can’t even get past the first date. But at work, she’s a badass—the longest-running assistant billionaire Shepherd Calloway has ever had. Her coworkers wonder how she handles the big bad wolf—and never gets bit.

Shepherd Calloway isn’t interested in being anyone’s sugar daddy. Tired of women who only want him for his money, he swears off dating, determined to focus on running his empire. Until his gold-digging ex hits him where it hurts, putting him in a difficult position.

His solution—to have Everly pose as his live-in girlfriend—is obviously crazy. But the timing is uncanny. It just so happens Everly needs a favor from her boss—a big and awkward one—and this could ensure everyone gets what they want.

Besides, Everly can totally survive a few months of faux romance.

Except there’s a problem. Shepherd is supposed to be a single-minded, unemotional robot boss. Not an actual human with a heart and morning wood. Between the awkward bed-sharing and tingly fake dates, lines are blurring. And as Everly gets to know the real Shepherd, she discovers there’s more to the man behind the bank account.

And faking it gets all too real.

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★★ LORI'S REVIEW ★★

I loved this so much!
It was sweet, it was sexy, it was FUN. 

Everly - bright and cheery as sunshine, always wanting to make people happy and put a smile on their face. She is full of warmth and friendliness that made me want to be her best friend. 

Shepherd - seen as a cold businessman, an emotionless, heartless robot. 
But I’m here to tell you... that is false. 
He’s HOT, full of love, and has a huge... heart. 
And BONUS: he’s sexy and growly AF. And loves a good scratch on the back.

♡ Be still my vagina. ♡

These two stole my heart! Watching Shep’s layers slowly being peeled away by the delightful and bubbly Everly was heart-warming. Watching their relationship go from assistant/boss to a fake couple was highly entertaining. The anticipation and sexual tension was delicious. And seeing their attraction grow into something stronger was heart-squeezingly beautiful and made my heart go pitter patter. It was impossible not to fall in love with them. 

And I must give a shout out to Nora and Hazel. These witty supporting characters are Every’s best friends and they added so much to this story. Love them, too! 

I absolutely loved this sexy RomCom and highly recommend it. It had the perfect blend of sass, steam, and heart. 

This was my first read by Claire Kingsley and I cannot wait to read more!

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➜➜ Praise for Faking Ms. Right 

"This story was perfection from the very beginning and a MUST READ book! I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this to anyone and everyone! Claire Kingsley had the perfect mix have laughs, steamy and romance." ~ Amy [The Little Bookworm]

"Shepherd is one of the best male leads that I have read in a RomCom in a while. I am definitely swoony thinking about him after finishing the book. READ THIS RIGHT NOW-- I highly recommend it and know that you will not be disappointed." ~ Ga Books LoverX

"Shepard and Everly are two of the most fun, entertaining and charming couples I've ever read! Faking Ms. Right was full of hilarious moments, a chemistry that you could feel jump off the pages and sexy times that...well...lit my Kindle on FIRE!!" ~ Kim, Sultry Sirens Book Blog

"I laughed plenty, awed and even teared a little. This book has it all. I don't know how I've went this long without reading Claire Kingsley but she has a new fan now!" ~ Read. Review. Repeat.

"Poor Shepherd thinks he is genetically cold and closed off. Sunshiney, happy Everly is there to help him save face by following his crazy scheme. She shows him that she can be trusted with his true self and helps him melt that cold exterior." ~ Tracy, Book Cravers Blog




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AUTHOR BIO

Heat, Heart, & Happily Ever After

Claire Kingsley writes sexy contemporary romance and romantic comedies. She loves sassy, quirky heroines, swoony heroes who love their women hard, panty-melting sexytimes, romantic happily ever afters, and lots of big feels.
She can’t imagine life without coffee, her Kindle, and the sexy heroes who inhabit her imagination. She’s living out her own happily ever after in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and three kids.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

HURT ~ Lydia Michaels



HURT by Lydia Michaels is LIVE!!



Attention Dark Romantic Thriller lovers!!
You are going to want to read this!
You NEED this!
Hang on to your hearts because it's going to HURT.

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IT’S GOING TO HURT…

Callan MacGregor might speak with the eloquence of a Scottish poet, but a hard life has turned him into a merciless killer. With a first-hand account of hell, he trusts nothing and no one but the hollow hurt tortured into his bones. Sacrificing all, he must escape Scotland to survive.

Emery Tanner is captivated—to the point of obsession—by the stunning Scotsman tending bar at the Imperial Hotel. With as many dark secrets as he has scars, she hungers to know every exquisite inch of him, but her shy nature leaves her tongue-tied. Despite her sense that innate kindness rests beneath his savage surface, Callan MacGregor is a man to approach with caution—if not fear.

When tragedy strikes and Emery’s world is shattered, she learns just how ruthless Callan can be. Violence has shaped his soul and love has always led to loss in both their broken lives. But as secrets are exposed, they find truth within the hurt and awaken a desire to become whole once more.

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★★★★★
Lori’s Review

Dark romantic thriller. 
Dark... that’s an understatement. 
Romantic... definitely. And poignant, and beautiful.
Thriller... oh hell yes. And then some. 

There’s dark, then there’s Hurt. This book is not for the faint of heart. It will grab your heart, it will squeeze, and it will put it through the wringer. And then you’ll be begging for mercy. 

You will be stunned. 
You will be wowed. 
Your mouth will be agape. 
You will have your socks rocked right the fuck off. 

Slam after slam to my heart, this well-written story had me holding my breath...made my heart pound, hard...made tears stream down my face...many times. 

I had to take a few breaks during this book. My poor heart required it. But then I couldn’t wait to dive back in. 

Brutal. 
Intense. 
Powerful.
Mind-blowing. 

This was a story that I felt way deep down in my soul. I can’t stop thinking about it. 

The hero:
So possessive. 
So heartbroken. 
So vulnerable.
So protective. At whatever cost. 

And the accent? Here, take my panties. 

I can’t recommend this enough. 
Do you love romance that is dark and delicious and evil and awesome and beautiful and painful and so fucking good? Read this.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Lydia Michaels is the Award Winning author of over thirty-five contemporary romance novels. She is the two-time winner of the 2018 and 2019 Author of the Year Award from Happenings Media, as well as the 2014 Best Author Award from the Courier Times. Her work has been featured in USA Today, Romantic Times Magazine, and more. As the host and founder of the East Coast Author Convention, the Behind the Keys Author Retreat, and Read Between the Wines, she continues to celebrate her growing love for readers and romance novels around the world. 

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Unattainable ~ Jamie Schlosser





Title: Unattainable
Series: Night Time Television
Author: Jamie Schlosser
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: May 9, 2019




The last person I expected to see on this tropical island is my ex. Although, since I never actually broke up with her, isn’t she technically still my girlfriend?

Yeah, I’ve got some explaining to do. And groveling. Probably some begging, too. Good thing we’re stuck at this resort together for the next three weeks. 

Corrine Harper is the only girl I’ve ever wanted, and I won’t let her slip through my fingers again. They call me Aiden the unattainable. Consider me attained. 













Another RomCom hit for Jamie Schlosser! 

I look forward to every release by this author. I know I’m going to get quality writing, a highly enjoyable story, and an escape into a world that makes me happy. That’s exactly what I got with Unattainable. 

This fun story was exactly what I needed - loaded with humor, full of emotion, and high on the feel-good tingles. I’m pretty sure I had a smile during most of the book. 

Aiden was first introduced in Untrainable, and I was very eager for his story. Untrainable was Theo’s book, and Aiden is Theo’s younger brother. I was very happy to see so much of Theo (and Hadley) in this book. And I loved seeing their relationship grow and their bond get stronger. 

Aiden & Corrie met as teenagers. 
They were young and new, they were smitten, they were falling for each other. Then after a tragic event, Aiden left suddenly without a word or any contact. Years later, they end up in the same place, both nervous and excited and adorably vulnerable, knowing they are going to face each other again soon. And all those angry and hurt feelings come out. But luckily, all the sparks between them are still there. 

These characters are so easy to love, easy to root for. From the start, I couldn’t get enough of them. Their chemistry is strong and their banter is super fun. 

Aiden is such a beautiful soul - kind-hearted, generous, sexy AF, and...a virgin. *insert heart-eyes here* And damn if I didn’t want to be the one to deflower that country-singin’ Hottie McTottie. 

The way Aiden helps Corrie with her phobias, the way he’s so understanding, is yet another reason he is perfect BBF material. 

And to go along with his heart of gold and his nature to make people happy, he goes and melts hearts by saying things like this:

“You said earlier that I make you brave? Well, you make me happy. I’ll be your courage if you’ll be my contentment.”

See??
*SWOOOOOON*

When it comes to romance novels, I am a huge first kiss snob. It needs to make my heart race and it better rock my socks off. Well, I have to say, Aiden & Corrie’s first kiss (not the almost-kiss from years ago) was highly satisfactory! My socks were rocked right off. <3

I can’t say enough good things about this book - I loved everything about it. This was a feel-good story that left me satisfied in the best way. It’s the perfect blend of fun, laughs, heart, and passion. 

If you’ve read and loved the other two books in this series, I’m confident you’ll enjoy this one. 





“Laugh out loud funny moments, sweet, heart-wrenching words, and some drama to keep things interesting, this is a 5 star summer read!” - Author Melanie Moreland

“OH THANK THE BOOK GODS, UNATTAINABLE WAS DELIGHTFULLY ADORABLE, OUTRAGEOUSLY FUNNY AND BEAUTIFULLY SWEET!” - Marie’s Tempting Reads

“This book was a perfect little mix of everything. Real life problems, love, steamy times, and finding your own way in this world.” - Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon




“Why are you so hellbent on denying that we kissed?” he interrupted heatedly, splashing water to the side.

Some of the droplets sprayed my neck and chin, and I let out a gasp of outrage.

“Because!” It was my turn to slap the water, making sure some of it hit Aiden’s chest.

“Because why?” He splashed me again. Definitely on purpose this time. “Our lips touched. That’s a real kiss.”

Shoving my hands forward with all the force I could muster, I caused a wave to arc straight to Aiden’s face. I had to bite the inside of my cheek to hold in my smile when he sputtered and scrubbed his eyes.

“It was my first kiss,” I said, once he could see me again.

“Mine, too.”

I wanted to scream that it was my only kiss, but that would’ve been giving him too much power. “It’s the one that’s supposed to be important and magical. The one that’s supposed to be longer than a millisecond. It’s not your fault that it didn’t last longer, but I feel cheated—”

Without warning, Aiden lunged forward. For a second, I thought he was starting the splash war again, but instead of water, I was assaulted by a slab of hard muscle.

Backing me against the wall, he smashed his lips to mine.

Surprised, I gasped as a lifetime of pent-up passion overflowed in the form of a hard press of his mouth.

Now this… this was a kiss.











 




 




Jamie Schlosser grew up on a farm in Illinois surrounded by cornfields. Although she no longer lives in the country, her dream is to return to rural living someday. As a stay-at-home mom, she spends most of her days running back and forth between her two wonderful kids and her laptop. She loves her family, iced coffee, and happily-ever-afters.








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