Books
0 Comments

The One I Don’t Know: Book Blitz

Devildont - The One I Don't Know: Book Blitz The Devil I Don’t Know
(Brooklyn Kings #1)
L.K. Shaw
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
Publication date: May 25th 2021

Jacob Loyalty My father is dying, and I’ve been called back to Brooklyn to take my place as the head of the Italian syndicate. After a seven year absence, my first test of loyalty is to marry the granddaughter of the Irish mob’s leader. I may not want a wife, but I’ll kill anyone who tries to harm her. I only hope she doesn’t expect love in our marriage. I can’t–won’t–love her. Not ever. I don’t have it in me.

Brenna Duty That’s all my life has been. Then, my grandfather signs a marriage contract, and I become a pawn in an alliance between the Irish and the Italians. Once again I’m bound by duty. I’ve always been invisible–the person who fades into the background–except soon my new husband begins to see me. He’s a Brooklyn king, but will our enemies destroy my chance to become his queen?  

TheDevilIDontKnowBlitzBanner - The One I Don't Know: Book Blitz

The Devil I Don’t Know by @lkshaw_author is book 1 in her new Brooklyn Kings mafia romance series and it’s out NOW! Get started on it today

Excerpt:

With a deep breath, I step into the bedroom where Jacob is still undressing. He pauses, and his eyes travel the length of my body, stopping at my chest before moving on. I didn’t think my nipples could get any harder, but I’m proven wrong. 

Our gazes meet again, and he picks up where he left off and finishes unbuttoning his dress shirt. He shrugs out of it, every sinewy muscle rippling with the movement. Being far tidier than me, he hangs the shirt over the back of the chair he uses for that purpose. 

Next, Jacob removes his white undershirt, neatly folding it and laying it on the seat. My breathing increases at the sight of his completely naked chest. It’s not as though this is the first time I’ve seen it. But tonight is different. 

I clear my throat. “I think now is a good time.” 

“For?”

“I believe that another orgasm had been tabled for later.”

His eyes widen a fraction. “Yes, something of that nature may have been mentioned.” 

I run an appreciative gaze over him, taking everything in. All the dark shadows in several places, including along his ribs and on his right flank several inches from his belly button. I’ve seen these markings before, but naively hadn’t considered them to be gunshot wounds. Except for the one on his flank. It’s shaped a bit differently than the rest. A knife, maybe? I shudder at the thought, and my heart hurts for the pain he’s suffered. Despite the scars, his body is near perfection.  

“It’s later,” I blurt out.

“So it is,” Jacob replies, wryly, as his hands go to his belt buckle.

image 10 1024x1024 - The One I Don't Know: Book Blitz

Purchase Links

iBooks: https://apple.co/2HWJccW

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3jVACsi

AUTHOR BIO:

LK Shaw is the bestselling author of the sexy, sinful suspense. She resides in South Carolina with her high maintenance beagle mix dog, Miss P. An avid reader since childhood, she became hooked on historical romance novels in high school. She now reads, and loves, all romance sub-genres, with dark romance and romantic suspense being her favorite. LK enjoys traveling and chocolate. Her books feature hot alpha heroes and the strong women they love.



Want a FREE short story? Be sure to sign up for her newsletter and download your copy of A Birthday Spanking, a short story set in the Doms of Club Eden world! http://bit.ly/LKShawNewsletter

image 9 - The One I Don't Know: Book Blitz

Author links:

https://www.lkshawauthor.com/

https://www.instagram.com/lkshaw_author/

https://www.bookbub.com/authors/lk-shaw

https://www.facebook.com/LKShawAuthor

https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/t7h2p1

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14878033.L_K_Shaw

Share This:

Books
0 Comments

When is a cat a killer? Book Review

catnip - When is a cat a killer? Book Review Catnip Assassins
Catnip Assassins 1-7
Skye Mackinnon
fantasy romance, urban fantasy
Peryton Press
(6 Mar. 2021)
Kindle
four star - When is a cat a killer? Book Review

Books 5-7 in the action-packed Catnip Assassins urban fantasy series, together in one volume for the very first time! Kat and her family have moved to a new town, but that doesn't mean that things will calm down. New enemies, new allies and new challenges await them. To survive, Kat will have to polish her claws and trust the three guys willing to do everything for her. And not eat too much catnip, obviously... Continue the bestselling Catnip Assassins series with this handy boxed set, which doesn't just include countless kittens, but also an adorable fawn! This is an urban fantasy romance full of cats, secrets and dead bodies. It includes a slow-burn reverse harem relationship where Kat ends up with three love interests.

So this is a review for 7 books – a whole series – that’s what Covid lockdown did to me – I just read whole series all the way through. Luckily for me it was easy, as they came in 2 packaged books – 1-4 and 5-7.

This is a fantasy novel with orphaned cat shifters who act as Assassins and are trained in their trade in a special academy. There are other shifters involved and a children trafficking ring and lots and lots of cats of all shapes and sizes. The world they live in bears little resemblance to our own, so it is easy to believe in as we see it through the eyes of our story characters. Each book ends on a cliff-hanger which encourages the reading of the next, and as the story progresses the world becomes richer and more detailed and the characters more interesting. The suspense is good and the plot rich and complex.

We also find our Heroine Kat involved in a reverse harem by the end of the series.

The books are:

  • Meow
  • Scratch
  • Purr
  • Hisss
  • Lick
  • Claw
  • Roar

Share This:

Books
0 Comments

Don’t Chase

Chasing Frost
West Side series #5
Isabel Jolie
romance, suspense, thriller, female sleuth
BooksGoSocia
19 Jan 2021
three star - Don't Chase

Be careful who you chase...  From the moment we meet, I'm a goner. Her slender fingers slip into mine and hot damn. Sydney Frost is all-natural with an alluring chilly demeanor. A challenge. I'm in lust and in too deep by the time I discover the truth. She's an undercover agent with the FBI, and I'm her prime suspect.  She's an undercover agent with a simple task: get close to the suspect. My job is simple. Go in, find the information the FBI needs, and get out before my cover is blown. I never counted on one very important thing, though. Him. Chase Maitlin is not my type. He’s cocky and overly confident. Too bad he’s also smart, funny, and ridiculously sexy. Can a romance built on lies ever lead to happily ever after? Chase and Sadie are about to find out… Chasing Frost, the fifth book in the West Side series, is a steamy, enemies-to-lovers, sometimes funny, sometimes suspenseful, contemporary romance featuring a smart, dedicated heroine and the sexy bad boy who steals her heart. The standalone series of contemporary romance novels can be read in any order.

This an FBI thriller/suspense story.
Whilst I quite liked the storyline I was not so enthused by the characters and their descriptions. I thought that Chase came out as a better described character than Sophie. But overall, neither character came across sharply.
My overall impression of the writing was that it was rather ‘doughy’ in style – sticky and and bit soft. needed to be sharpened up.

Share This:

Books
0 Comments

Sagas: Book Review

content?id=BhyyvgEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=1&source=gbs api - Sagas: Book Review Dark Light
Elizabeth Cage, Book 2
Jodi Taylor
Fiction, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller
Headline,
(1 Jan. 2019)
368
five star - Sagas: Book Review

Betrayed, terrified and alone, Elizabeth Cage has fled her home. With no plan and no friends, she arrives at the picturesque village of Greyston and finds herself involved in an ages-old ceremony that will end in death.

And that might be the least of her problems - the Sorensen Institute would very much like to know her whereabouts. And Michael Jones is still out there, somewhere, she hopes. No matter how far and how fast she can run, trouble will always find Elizabeth Cage.

Barnes and Noble Editors say: In Taylor’s chilling sequel to 2017’s White Silence, Elizabeth Cage, a human lie detector who can detect other people’s secrets, has attracted unwelcome attention. In order to live as quiet a life as possible and avoid being deployed as a psychological warfare weapon, Cage flees her home in Rushford, England, with the idea that if she keeps on the move, she’ll be able to remain free. After taking a random series of buses, Cage ends up in Greyston, a creepy, suspiciously neat village, which reminds her of one in a TV program “where half the population is dead by the end of the second advert break.” Her suspicions are confirmed when she learns that Greyston is a matriarchal society led by the Three Sisters, who preside over the annual ritual slaughter of the man designated as the Year King, and she’s told that she must become one of the Three Sisters. While the trope is a familiar one, Taylor makes it her own with both humorous and ominous passages. This supernatural thriller will please fans of the classic film The Wicker Man(Mar.)

My Review

This is Jodi Taylor’s second book in this series. And for my mind this is where the story should end.

Jodi is a storyteller in great tradition of the Icelandic Sagas. You get hooked on the story and the characters and want more – the story is many stories wrapped up in one. Some authors might have been tempted to split it into several books, but for me, it was more satisfactory to read the great saga as one. Jodi gave me the full experience.

Unlike her stories about St Mary’s these are not light and humorous stories, but equally well-crafted and very dark indeed in places that echo traditional myths about the Mother and the Year King and fertility rites.

I thought the ending was a good ending and at present find it difficult to see how another story could be added, but Jodi surprises me a lot with her imagination and story craft so…

Share This:

Books
0 Comments

BookBlitz: Are You Curious?

Just Curious
Ariella Talix
Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance, Suspense
March 10th 2021

Secrets, curiosity, and passion.

Fantasy becomes reality with little encouragement.

Willa Camden, successful author of steamy novels, becomes entwined with Jackson Mitchell, a brilliant billionaire, and his best friend Casey Melrose. Their love is shared equally, and Willa is not always in the middle.

Craving excitement, they embark on international adventures in the style befitting a billionaire.

Cyber threats, blackmail, and theft turn their world upside down. Their careers are jeopardized, and lives are in danger.

Fair warning: They curse a little and have sex a lot, so please don’t be shocked. Join them for a wild ride.

If you’re ready for a book that will have you on the edge of your seat and grabbing for a fan, this story is for you.

 

image - BookBlitz: Are You Curious?

Secrets, curiosity, and passion.⁣

⁣Fantasy becomes reality with little encouragement.⁣

⁣Willa Camden, successful author of steamy novels, becomes entwined with Jackson Mitchell, a brilliant billionaire, and his best friend Casey Melrose. Their love is shared equally, and Willa is not always in the middle.⁣

⁣Craving excitement, they embark on international adventures in the style befitting a billionaire.⁣

⁣Cyber threats, blackmail, and theft turn their world upside down. Their careers are jeopardized, and lives are in danger.⁣

⁣Fair warning: They curse a little and have sex a lot, so please don’t be shocked. Join them for a wild ride.⁣

⁣If you’re ready for a book that will have you on the edge of your seat and grabbing for a fan, this story is for you.⁣

⁣⁣Just Curious by @ariellatalix is an all-new MMF romance and it’s out NOW! Get it FREE on #KindleUnlimited ➞ https://amzn.to/3begPD8⁣

⁣⁣#Bibliophile #Bookshelf #BookClub #Bookish #Booksy #BookNerd #BookWorm #romanticsuspense #mmf #ariellatalix #XpressoTours @XpressoTours #Bookstagram #bookstagrammer #BookBlogger #BookQueen #BookLove #BookStack #GoodReads #BookShark #BookCommunity #ReadersOfInstagram #BookBabe #Reading #BookAesthetic #BookishPost

Chapter 1: Excerpt

Willa Camden squinted at the television. She was trying to figure out how she knew the woman giving her acceptance speech at the Oscars for Best Original Screenplay. Willa recognized the grating tone of the woman’s voice and the fake smile with overly whitened teeth. She appeared to be in her early to mid-thirties. The woman simpered at the audience and clutched the statuette to her chest. Her angular face was covered in gaudy makeup. It was too bad, Willa thought. If she hadn’t been so made-up, she might have been attractive. Unfortunately, her brassy-blond hair had a terrible case of dark roots.
“There is something so familiar about her…” Willa muttered to herself. She was certain they’d met. Her name appeared on the screen: Deb Abbey. It didn’t ring any bells; she certainly wasn’t one of the screenplay writers Willa knew.
“I’m so proud of this work,” Deb enthused nasally to the audience. “It started out as a novel, but I just saw everything in my head so vividly, I changed the work over to a screenplay about a quarter of the way through. Thank you to the Academy and to the actors, director, and the entire crew who brought my words to life so wonderfully. I can’t name you all, but you know who you are. And thank you to the people who inspired me.” Music played, and Deb turned to head offstage.
Huh, not much of a speech—especially for a writer. Dying of curiosity, Willa grabbed her laptop and Googled the movie—which was apparently new—to see if that would give her any clue about the writer’s identity.
Within seconds, she had the trailer booted up. Her face went scarlet, and she began to shake. Like a ton of bricks, the memory of meeting “Deb Abbey” came back in a rush and settled in her chest, crushing her.
“Fucking bitch!” she hollered at her laptop as her world blew apart. Willa jumped up and thundered around her house, finally deciding she needed to get outdoors before she broke something in her rage. She went to the fireplace where they’d always kept a bowl of smooth beach stones. She loaded up her pockets and ran for the door where she kicked off her shoes. Thoughtlessly, she flicked on the backyard lights and stomped down the stairs to the beach, where she ran to the water’s edge. Hot tears poured unchecked down her face. She hadn’t even locked the door behind her.

image 1 683x1024 - BookBlitz: Are You Curious?
image 2 - BookBlitz: Are You Curious?

Author details

Ariella Talix is the nom de plume of a bestselling author who lives in America’s Heartland.
Her goal is to preserve the dignity of family members who would rather not be associated publicly with a woman who writes such scandalous and stimulating novels. She’s not going to stop writing them though.

She loves her family, pets, great books, not-so-great books that still entertain, and art.

Born and raised near the beaches of southern California, Ariella Talix traveled the world extensively and then found her true home in the Midwest. She has a second-degree black belt in Karate and has been a professional artist for many years. Her work is displayed in countries all over the world.

A sudden brainstorm prompted the first of her novels, Make Believe, and since then the ideas just keep tumbling out like an avalanche.

https://www.ariellatalix.com/

https://www.instagram.com/ariellatalix/

https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/m6f3i7

https://www.facebook.com/ariella.talix.1

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18683284.Ariella_Talix

Share This:

Social Media Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com