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[Review] Bride to Keep by Alta Hensley & Maggie Ryan

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Do you take these men?
To honor and obey from this day forth…

Stolen away by dangerous men on a mission.
Dark intentions I don’t understand yet cannot refuse.
Commanded to comply, obey, and serve in every way.
I am captured in a twisted world of not one man…
— but four.
With a pull stronger than anything I have ever known, I march down the aisle compelled to surrender to the darkness.

With these rings… I become their bride to keep.

*This is a standalone full-length dark reverse harem. Dirty taboo with not just one, but four. You may be afraid to walk down the aisle on this one.

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Wanton and wicked….

This is the raw and, at times, shocking, story of Monet a seller of magical remedies, hopes and dreams and four bad boy, Irish mobster brothers……

Having grown up in the world of organised crime the four O’Shea brothers are hell bent on revenge and in trying to protect their little sister, Alana, end up entangled with the defiant and mouthy Monet …I do enjoy reading about heroines with some feistiness, and Monet is up there with the best of them….. I feel the authors created a wonderful character in Alana who is the most relatable character: she is a tenderhearted innocent with a tragic backstory… as for the O’Shea’s, in truth there is not much to differentiate between them in terms of personality…met one you’ve met them all…I would have preferred more diversity but since I am a sucker for dirty talking uber protective alpha types I cannot complain too intensely….

Where I do have a complaint is regarding Monet’s acceptance of her situation; she is such a strong character that I felt she acquiesced a little too easily … this was a full length book and so there was time for more of a slow-burn regarding her relationship with the brothers…

Heed the warning, as always, there is a sinister side to this reverse harem….the men are morally corrupt on so many levels and their actions at best overbearing and coercive, but at worst brutal, abusive and murderous; I was particularly horrified by their actions during and immediately following Monet’s capture. ….thankfully, to counterbalance the darkness, there are some sweet and funny moments and of course some seriously wanton and wicked licentiousness ……

All in all this was a dark and twisty romance with a completely unrealistic premise, and yet there was something about it that kept me turning the pages desperate to see how the story of Monet, Alana and the four brothers would turn out in the end …

~Sheena

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[Review] Queen and the Kingsmen by Zoe Blake & Alta Hensley

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This is no fairytale…

Captured and imprisoned.
They seek to break my curse by breaking me.
But I will not submit, no matter what tortures they have planned.
I am stronger then the Kingsmen.
Not just one man, but six.
For I am the powerful and feared queen.
My curse will stand.

Warning: In our Fairytales, there is danger in the shadows, the beasts bite and no Heroine is truly safe. If dark tales of danger, forced attraction and multiple partners offend you then please do not purchase.

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Enough…….

Last, but by no means least, is book 3 in this ‘fairytale’ series. The story focuses on the wicked Queen Zelladine, and a group of tough, dirty talking and filthy minded kingsmen… the ‘evil’ Queen has been spreading around her malicious magic too freely and as a result she is taken, mis- and manhandled by the four kingsmen …but not everything is at it seems, and there are lives to be saved and battles to be fought along the way..

The storyline is most definitely perfect for all those who are addicted to instalust stories with dubious consent and plenty of ‘O’s for the ‘damsel in distress’, and her attentive men…not to mention a good helping of rough-handling and punishments along the way…

This book was never meant to be anything but an entertaining short read and that is exactly what it is…but I have to confess by the close I felt I’d had a surfeit of smut, and I find myself both pleased that I had the opportunity to read this series but also mildly relieved that it has come to an end with the added bonus that the whole series was neatly tied up with a brief epilogue …

~Sheena

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Snow and the Seven Huntsmen by Zoe Blake & Alta Hensley

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This is no fairytale…
They’ve been sent to break me.
Not one, but seven.
They plan to steal my beauty, my innocence.
Seven Hunters to track me down and claim me as theirs.
I try to run, but it is hopeless.
They have caught me.
I am their prey, their prize, to do with as they please.
But I will capture something far more precious… the Huntsmen’s hearts.

Warning: In our Fairytales, there is danger in the shadows, the beasts bite and no Heroine is truly safe. If dark tales of danger, forced attraction and multiple partners offend you then please do not purchase.

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Dark fairy tale decadence..

This is a classic fairy tale told more in the spirit of the Brothers Grimm (who liked their own brand of dark and twisty) than Disney……..Snow has had a dismal life in captivity and her situation, decidedly, takes a turn for the worse when she encounters the seven huntsmen…But, of course, this is’t just a fairy story it is also reverse harem.. so the odds are in favor of an eventual happy-ever-after for the princess who doesn’t have to choose…

This book has all the elements of the type of book I enjoy but, on this occasion, I did struggle with this story and not because of the dark and twisted content, or the requirement to suspend any long held views regarding kidnapping and dubious consent..because, in truth, I love all that stuff in my book world. Furthermore, I am more than capable of distinguishing between reality and fiction…However, I found this book challenging because it has so much lust and erotic content that in the end I was desperate to read more of a plot… Almost every chapter contains some kind of sexual interaction with the plot development focused at the start and end of the book and there is a large section in the middle where little happens except for more and more sexual punishments and encounters for the wayward heroine..

Additionally whilst I appreciate that this is a novella the character development of the seven huntsmen is sketchy they are all wild, dangerous men who like their sex rough and dirty and who, it would appear, have a slightly softer side when it comes to their princess but that is all I really learnt about them from start to finish…I would like to have got to know them a bit more and seen their feelings for Snow grow through the course of the story. I think the fact the narrative is told solely from Snow’s point of view may be a reason for this..it was impossible to understand the huntsmen’s thoughts and actions because I never heard their inner voices…

Despite my reservations this is an eloquently written short story..any book that contains the words ‘frenetic cadence’, and the such, has got to be worth reading, in my opinion..I just wish the authors had been able to find a more balanced approach between plot and character development and all the wicked smutty stuff….

~Sheena (3/5)

Although the concept was intriguing, the execution was lacking. This was too short a novella for any true development; I felt that emotions were forced down my throat rather than me having any freedom over my responses. Snow and her huntsmen (and the antagonist, too) were all one-dimensional, and the character development didn’t develop so much as suddenly change. I was told how humiliated Snow was far too many times, and there was too much exposition. Everything felt forced and I found myself almost skim reading by the end of it, the sexual encounters treated like a checklist rather than anything organic.

It’s a shame because I really wanted to enjoy this; alas, it didn’t live up to my expectations.

~Evelyn (2/5)

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REVIEW: Captive Vow by Alta Hensley

This was the first book I’ve read by this particular author and what an introduction to her it was, a story of friendship, family, love and loyalty with a whole lot of craziness, animosity and bitterness thrown in.

A great storyline with well developed characters who all have issues from their pasts in common they are sometimes a little crazy “yeah right that’s putting it mildly” but it works and there’s brilliant banter. If you like your books with plenty of “OOH LA LA” then you will love this as it’s hot, kinky and a whole lot of twisted.

I thoroughly enjoyed this and was impressed with Henley’s style of writing, if her other work’s even half as good as this I just know I’m going to love it.

~Cheryl (5/5)

Weekly Releases

Weekly Releases: Jun 12th, 2017

Covet by Dani Rene

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Will my truth destroy us forever?

I believed I was a monster.
The things I’d been forced to do were what nightmares are made of.I wasn’t worthy of love or of having a forever.
My mind had been set, my heart locked away.

Until the beautiful firebird flew into my life.
I was meant to train her, not love her, but my heart didn’t agree.
And as much as I pushed, she pulled.

Lives intertwined by chance.
Hearts rebellious against rules.
⠀⠀
Paige

Will my heart allow me to forgive?

I was owned by him the moment he looked at me.
My strength, courage, and fire burned only for him.
My Wolfe claimed me, as I claimed him.

My life was no longer my own, but no one could take my love.
Or so I believed until the day he left.
I fought. I survived. I changed.

Destiny had us in her sights.
We were bound together by fate.

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More Than Need You by Shayla Black

02 MoreThanNeedYouI’m Griffin Reed—cutthroat entrepreneur and competitive bastard. Trust is a four-letter word and everyone is disposable…except Britta Stone. Three years ago, she was my everything before I stupidly threw her away. I thought I’d paid for my sin in misery—until I learned we have a son. Finding out she’s engaged to a bore who’s rushing her to the altar pisses me off even more. I intend to win her back and raise our boy. I’ll have to get ruthless, of course. Luckily, that’s one of my most singular talents.

Sixty days. That’s what I’m asking the gritty, independent single mother to give me—twenty-four/seven. Under my roof. And if I have my way, in my bed. Britta says she wants nothing to do with me. But her body language and passionate kisses make her a liar. Now all I have to do is coax her into surrendering to the old magic between us. Once I have her right where I want her, I’ll do whatever it takes to prove I more than need her.

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Unraveled by Bethany-Kris

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Cara Rossi’s life has been a mess ever since her identical twin was killed. She blames the mafia, its ways, and the people within the caustic culture for a painful reality that turned her world on its side. In an attempt to momentarily pause her misery, a night out puts her on a path with a man she shouldn’t get involved with simply because of his last name—Gian Guzzi.

He’s the kind of man that makes it hard to say no.

Gian Guzzi’s problems are piling up fast. A murdered grandfather, an unpredictable mafia, and a new boss that threatens both his family’s legacy and his life. As a Cosa Nostra underboss, Gian has a duty. First to la famiglia, and only then to himself. In the midst of the violent uncertainty that has become unrelenting in his days, Cara Rossi should only be a distraction for him to enjoy.

She’s a happiness that he was never allowed to choose before.

His lies.

This life.

Their love.

It all unravels eventually.

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Roamer by Janine Infante Bosco

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The first moment I stared into Ally’s tortured blue eyes, my subconscious knew I’d never escape her. She called to the darkest part of my soul and made it impossible to ignore the strange pull I felt towards her.

Some things are just meant to be.

As long as we were both breathing, my heart would do time with hers. Like the famous outlaw lovers, Bonnie and Clyde, Ally and I committed the perfect crime. I claimed her heart, and she stole mine.

I only meant to save her.

To heal her.

Now, my past threatens to ruin her.

Wanted dead or alive, I’ve got her by my side and together we’ll ride.

Ally:

I thought the world forgot me.

That I had died at fourteen.

But, I never knew life until I knew him.

Rescued and healed, I found love in the face of an outlaw.

Whether he fails or flies, I’ll ride until I die.

I’m his Bonnie and he’s my Clyde.

A love as strong as ours will never die.

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Captive Vow by Alta Hensley

CAPTIVE cover real final ebookI take you.

To honor and obey.

Till death do us part.

This is my solemn vow.

I am caught in the madness of a deep obsession. Stolen away to become his perfect and dutiful wife.

Trapped in a twisted and dark courtship. Forced and trained in the wifely duties of an obedient bride.

I am his.

Captive ever after…

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Hot Cop by Laurelin Paige & Sierra Simone

Hot Cop_amazon 5.31.21 PMFrom NYT Bestselling Author, Laurelin Paige and USA Today Bestselling Author, Sierra Simone comes a steamy contemporary romantic follow-up to last year’s bestseller P*rn Star.

You have the right to remain sexy.

Anything you say can and will be used to get you in my bed.

You have the right to use my body to give yourself a delirious, life-changing orgasm.

If you have trouble…don’t worry, I’m a bit of an expert in that department.

There’s nothing ‘thin’ about my blue line, if you catch my drift, and trust me, I know how to put those handcuffs to good use.

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Livia Ward wants a baby before she’s thirty.  And even though Officer Chase Kelly is exactly the kind of cocky jerk this librarian has sworn off, he is undeniably hot.  Both of them think they can give each other what they want–a few nights of fun for Officer Kelly, a no-strings baby for Livia–but this hot cop is about to learn that sex, babies, and love don’t always play by the rules.

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The Last Guy by Ilsa Madden-Mills & Tia Louise

the last guy updatedFrom Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills and international bestselling author Tia Louise…

The first rule of office romance is don’t do it—especially if your dream is to hold the anchor spot on the nightly news and your boss is trying to get you fired.

But one look at Cade Hill, the sexy new sports director, and uptight reporter Rebecca Fieldstone is daydreaming about other things.

Sex in his office…

Sex in the on-set kitchen…

Sex in the supply closet…

She can’t stop thinking about the former NFL quarterback and how perfect he’d look between her sheets—except he’s an arrogant jerk with a huge…ego.

He’s the last guy she’d ever have a one-night stand with.

Cade Hill draws a thick professional line on office romance—until it comes to the hyper-focused Rebecca. He wants her, and he gets his wish when a chance encounter has them having the hottest sex of their lives.

It’s just a hook-up, she says.

When can we do it again? he says.

With Rebecca determined to keep Cade in the friend zone, it’s going to be an uphill battle for Cade to convince her he’s the last guy she’ll ever want.

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Torrid by Nikki Sloane

Torrid Cover-1Vasilije Markovic is the prince of the Serbian mafia and one of the most powerful men in Chicago. His smile may be razor sharp, but he’s crueler than the devil.

I’m playing a dangerous game and betting my life I’m going to win. I pretend to be his pawn. I do as he says and move where he tells me, letting him think he’s in control as I position myself for revenge.

Every turn brings us closer. His grin doesn’t seem as evil when we’re alone. Behind closed doors, I welcome his unrelenting and vicious personality. He’s confessed all his secrets, but I’m holding one back and it’s a game changer.

If I survive the board, this pawn turns into a queen. I become the most powerful player and send all the other pieces running. To get what I want, I must make sacrifices, but am I willing to draw the line at him?

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Playoff Beard by Kristen Hope Mazzola

PLAYOFFBEARD_ebooksmall-1One attraction – a secret kept between friends for years.

That’s all it took to start one of the biggest love affairs to hit the NY Otters since Gavin and Myla. After getting his heart stomped on by a cheating ex-wife, Will Crosby doesn’t know what he’s going to do next, but it’s not a relationship. Instead, he throws his entire self into the net, guarding it with his life. After all, he is the goalie.

Everything is finally coming together in his life until the cute bartender with her smart mouth and huge smile gets the better of him, right as the playoffs are around the corner.

Crosby now has to prove himself not only to his team, but also to the girl who has stolen his heart.

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Shattered Krystal by Claire Lalique

Cover-1Life can change on a dime.
When Krystal McKenzie was kidnapped by the Rattler King MC she was broken, physically and mentally. She didn’t think she would ever recover and wasn’t sure she even wanted to.
Enter rookie police officer Samuel Donahue, her knight in shining armor. After rescuing her, he was not going to allow her to be anything but healthy, confident. Whole.
After all – she was the love of his life. He knew it the minute he laid eyes on her.
He wasn’t taking no for an answer.

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Bad Penny by Staci Hart

51ICcusaucLNothing good comes after the third date.

See, date three is the crucial point when things get real, which is exactly why I bounce out the door, twiddling my fingers at whatever poor boy I’ve left behind. Because if I stick around, one of three things will happen: he’ll profess his undying love, he gets weird and stalky, or I’ll go crazy. Like, Sid and Nancy crazy. Like, chase-him-through-the-streets-begging-him-to-love-me crazy.

Seriously, it’s better for everyone this way.

So when I meet Bodie, I figure it’ll be the same as it ever was. It doesn’t matter that he doesn’t put a single string on me. Doesn’t matter that he’s funny and smart and jacked and can play my body like a grand piano. Because even though I’m built for love, love has only carved me up like a Christmas ham.

Resistance is something I can only hang on to for so long, and he has persistence in spades. But my heart isn’t as safe as I want to believe, and neither is his. And the second I ignore my cardinal rule is the second I stand to lose him forever.

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Seven Days by L.P. Lovell & Stevie J Cole

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Two guys.

Three players.

Four strikes.

Five rules.

Six zeros.

Seven days.

No safe words.

Are you game?

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All I Am by Jodi Ellen Malpas

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I’ve been revisiting a few old friends. You remember Drew? The dark, mysterious pal of Jesse’s? The cool guy, who kept himself to himself? Yes, him! It’s time for Drew to shine in a brand-spanking-new THIS MAN Novella coming June 18th! I can’t tell you how much fun I’ve had going back to my roots, and I just know you’re gonna LOVE Mr Davies. I hope a little something while you’re waiting for THE FORBIDDEN (Aug 8th) will put a smile on your face as wide as mine ☺

 

I thought I had control. I was so, so wrong . . .

 

I don’t need a relationship.

I have Hux, a decadent club where I quench whatever raw desire I choose. I take pleasure and I give it—no strings attached. So when Raya Rivers comes in asking for someone cold, emotionless, and filthy . . . well, no man ever takes his wicked pleasure quite the way I do.

Only Raya is different. Vulnerable. And carrying some deep sorrow that gets past all my carefully constructed walls and inexplicably makes me care. Now craving controls me. Ice has given way to red-hot need.

But Raya has no idea about my other life—my real life. That I’m a daddy to an adorable little girl.

My two worlds are about to collide with the force of a supernova. And once Raya knows the truth, will she be able to accept all I am?

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Bad, Bad Girl by Alta Hensley

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Series: Traditional Love #1-3
Genre: erotic romance
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How can it be wrong when it feels so, so right?

What happens when you are a very bad, bad girl?
What happens when he is so alpha that he demands complete surrender?
What happens when your body, mind, and soul betrays you?

You submit.
You utter the words you never thought you would say.
“Yes, sir.”

They should resist. They should say no. They should walk away and never look back.
But they won’t.
Three women. Three men. Three tales of carnal delight that push the comfort zone.

Includes: Traditional Love, Traditional Terms, and Traditional Change.

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Bad, Bad Girl by Alta Hensley

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Series: Traditional Love #1-3
Genre: erotic romance
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How can it be wrong when it feels so, so right?

What happens when you are a very bad, bad girl?
What happens when he is so alpha that he demands complete surrender?
What happens when your body, mind, and soul betrays you?

You submit.
You utter the words you never thought you would say.
“Yes, sir.”

They should resist. They should say no. They should walk away and never look back.
But they won’t.
Three women. Three men. Three tales of carnal delight that push the comfort zone.

Includes: Traditional Love, Traditional Terms, and Traditional Change.

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