Weekly Releases

Weekly Releases: June 5th, 2017

Wicked Favor by Sawyer Bennett

Wicked Favor AMAZON (1)New York Times bestselling author, Sawyer Bennett, is happy to introduce a new Wicked Horse club in Las Vegas and you’re cordially invited to attend the grand opening…

As the owner of The Wicked Horse, an elite sex club located along the Vegas Strip, Jerico Jameson never spends the night alone. Gorgeous, ripped, and totally alpha, Jerico doesn’t grant favors and will rarely give you the time of day—unless he wants you in his bed. So when the sister of his sworn enemy shows up asking for help, saying no should be easy. But when Jerico takes one look at her and sees an opportunity to help this beautiful woman while exacting revenge on her brother, he’s not about to pass that up.

Beaten and bruised, Trista Barnes is running out of options, and Jerico is her last chance to get out of the mess she’s in. She doesn’t know why Jerico despises her brother so much, but as long as he can help her, she doesn’t care. Jerico offers her safety while opening her up to a sinful world she never knew existed.

As she succumbs to Jerico’s erotic charm, Trista lets herself fall into the wicked world of guilt free pleasure with no regrets. Under his strong alpha hand, she blooms, and so does Jerico’s possessiveness. But what happens when Trista finds out she was a pawn in Jerico’s game all along, and that the price for his favor was steeper than she ever imagined – her heart.

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Shameful by M. Malone & Nana Malone

Shameful Ebook CoverI am the thing that goes bump in the night. I am a liar, a protector…a killer…I am Noah Blake.

And now that she knows my secret, she hates me.

The guilt and shame I carry around is bad enough…But seeing the distrust in her eyes, that will kill me before my enemies do…

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Gangster by Sapphire Knight

Gangster Ebook CoverThey call him the Joker, but he doesn’t joke. 

He doesn’t even smile- until her.

She’s independent, stubborn, strong and she won’t be one of his toys.

He’s not like other men; he takes what he wants and he wants her. 

There are whispers he’s a gangster…that his family has ties to the Italian Mafia.

No one dares to cross him until a hit is put out on his newest obsession.

What they don’t know is just how crazy he really is when it comes to her. 

He’ll do anything– even go to war.

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Enforcer by Katana Collins

Enforcer Ebook CoverWorse than bad. Hotter than hot. These are the bad boys of the Harrison Street Crew, and they answer to no one. They take what they want. And what they want is you.

Ryan Gallagher is the one who does the dirty work. The brute force in the Harrison Street Crew, he lives to have the club all for his own one day. But the one thing he can’t have is Megan Mahoney—the one woman he’s loved since she was a teenager who needed saving. 

Megan never forgot the all-consuming passion she felt for Ryan, her larger-than-life, wild teenage love. But coming from a hard, shocking past has left her broken and scared—and untrusting of the Harrison Street Crew. Ten years later, she’s back in Ryan’s world to claim a promise he made to her years ago. And even though she knows she shouldn’t fall for him, Ryan still has an explosive, sensual pull on her that she can’t ignore. 

Ryan’s powerful love for Megan is the only thing that could ever soothe the tempestuous beast that roars in his soul. And when she comes back to him to aid her in a dangerous quest—a deadly revenge plot he swore he would be a part of years ago—Ryan can’t say no. He lives to protect this woman. He will die loving this woman. And as the stakes get higher, the love that they have kept hidden all these years explodes and goes further and deeper than either of them expected. But with a dark threat from Megan’s past thrust headlong into their lives, can their love win out?

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Sexy Bad Daddy by Misti Murphy & Tami Lund

Handsome man or muscular machoOnce upon a time Garrett Frost, bad boy of professional golf, found out he had a two year old daughter. 

Okay, okay, it wasn’t that long ago. His escapades are still in the media, and his sponsors are all in a tail spin, but his daughter sure is cute. 

That’s where I come in. I’m his nanny. The kid’s nanny. Of course, I’m not his. He’s older, my employer, totally off limits. And I can’t forget that, even if he makes me want to fall for him with every lingering gaze, each secret touch. 

He’s trying so hard to reform his professional image and be the father his daughter deserves. If anyone knew he was screwing his nanny it’d be all over the media, ruining his sponsorships, and affecting his relationship with his daughter. Or worse, convincing everyone we could be a family. 

But Garrett Frost’s family is the game and his daughter. There’s no room for me. So why does it feel like I’ve finally found my forever?

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Finding Heart by Tiffani Lynn

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Marina Rossi is a tornado of personal chaos, always stumbling into trouble no matterhow hard she tries not to. After being scarred by her family and placed into foster care as a teenager, she finds solace with Jasen until he’s moved to a new home. Because of all she’s endured, her biggest fear is being alone and her only goal in life is to create a loving family.

Jasen “Dex” Dexter aged out of the foster care system and dove straight into a career as a sniper in the Army. After nine years of service his platoon was ambushed, forever changing the course of his life. Now a police officer, Dex is known for being patient, calculated and methodical. He enjoys the solitude his life provides and wants to keep it that way.

Dex’s perfectly arranged life is turned on its head when he encounters Marina in a compromising situation. Even after twelve years apart it only takes them seconds to recognize one another. As Marina faces more trouble than one woman should, Dex feels his orderly life slipping away. While he tries to sort out his conflicted feelings, Marina becomes the target of a crazed stalker. If Dex doesn’t make a decision, it might be too late for both of them.

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Unraveled by Bethany-Kris

UNRAVELED, Guzzi Part One CoverCara 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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Six Zeroes 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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Game Of Chance by Erika Wilde

EWGameofChanceCover5x8_BW_HIGHA former Marine and Las Vegas vice cop, Nathan Fox has seen it all and then some.  Heading up security for the Onyx Casino is tame compared to his dark past, but it’s not his only job.  Working for the Reliance Group is his real passion project.  His current case:  a missing woman.  His mission: to find her.  Easy enough, until he finds himself tangled up with sexy Nicole Hutton, a stubborn—and stunning—journalist who’s nosed her way into his investigation . . . and into his dirty, erotic fantasies.

Resisting Nicole is impossible, and he soon discovers that in this dangerous high stakes game of chance, falling in love is the greatest risk of all.

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Dare To Love by Amanda Kaitlyn

Dare To Love coverOne moment. 
One moment changed my life forever.
Her big green eyes looked at me and I knew I would never be the same. 
But sometimes in life, the things you want are the ones that stand just out of reach. 
The pain her loss in my life caused was indescribable. 
Hot, piercing pain that in all of my fourteen years of living, I had never experienced. 
I remembered her. 
Every day. 
Every bad date my friends pushed me into. 
Every lonely holiday I spent without her to talk to. 
Until I saw her. 
And I found her all over again. 
My father always told me that love snuck up on you when you were least expecting it. 
That’s what happened with her. 
Charlie was my girl from that moment on and I would do anything to protect her. 
Anything.

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Day 31 by Kane Caldwell

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000039_00075]Everything I’d planned on giving up was taken from me in an instant.

I felt responsible.

I tried moving on. Looking for light on my darkest days. But I just couldn’t handle the demons inside. Out of despair, I tried ending my life. But just like protecting what was mine, I failed.

I was sent to the mental ward.

Sixty days.

Thirty-one days in, they put me in a new visiting program.

I didn’t think anyone could reach me.

Then her sweet fucking gaze hit me.

*~*~*

My life revolved around one thing, the church.

That’d been until I found countless shady documents the deeper I dug into my father’s office. When I got to the end of the rope and my questions hadn’t been answered, I took the next step.

I signed up for the visiting program, one prayer was answered when I was assigned to him.

I had Thirty days with him to find the answers I’d been looking for.

But nothing went as I’d planned when his powerful gaze hit me.

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Wicked Things by Callie Hart

Book Cover 1Zeth Mayfair is on a mission to take care of business in New York. The only problem? The Babieri family seem intent on taking care of him. Permanently.

Sloane Romera’s just beginning to wrap her head around the idea of being a mother. When she’s shoved into the back of a black panel van without so much as the chance to scream, she finally realizes she’ll do whatever it takes to protect the growing child inside her.

And when Zeth finds out what’s happened to his Angry Girl…

…Seattle had better prepare for fireworks.

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Out now! Review: Maximum Rush – Misti Murphy

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Maximum Rush by Misti Murphy
Series: Tangled Desires #4 (can standalone)
Genre: erotic romance
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Rush Hadley wants two months of my time in exchange for the only interview the magic man’s ever done. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. A make or break point in my journalism career. All I have to do is entertain the  famous magician.

A billionaire playboy who doesn’t understand the word no, he’s stubborn, one-track minded, and set on getting me into his bed. Men like him ruin girls like me with their dirty mouths and wicked tricks, but I’m not gullible enough to fall for his charms, even if his touch feels like magic.

Maxi O’Keeffe is a sexy little challenge I intend to have my way with. She might have said no, might keep saying no, but I always get what I want.

The quirky goody-two-shoes isn’t going to hold out forever.
Uncomfortably awkward and downright weird, she shouldn’t be the only person who gets me. She shouldn’t be more than a way to pass time in this boring old town. So why does she get me higher than any audience screaming my name?

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Heat: ★★★
Rating: ★★★★

This is, without a doubt, Misti Murphy’s best work yet. I’ve followed this series from the beginning, and although I’ve enjoyed the stories and these characters, and particularly the family interactions, I’ve always struggled with the internal voice of Murphy’s characters being too present. This is the first time Murphy’s writing has shown the maturity (and the humour) she is capable of.

I found both Rush and Maxi’s characterisation absolutely brilliant, but particularly the latter, with her quirks and fantasies, and her angst which actually felt real, rather than forced. She was one of the strongest written heroines I’ve come across in the romance world, and it’s fantastic to see so much attention being put on the female character as well as the male.

Rush. World famous magician. Billionaire. Play boy. The man almost every girl secretly wants to land.

They were a couple I was absolutely rooting for. One thing Murphy is excellent at is writing strong sexual chemistry and anticipation for the characters, and this doesn’t disappoint.

This was a really fun ‘opposites attract’ love story to close off the Tangled Desires series, and the plot meant that we could read the happily ever afters of the previous characters and members of the Hadley family. It may not have been the strongest, most interesting series I’ve ever read, but I’ll miss it.

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Maximum Rush – Misti Murphy
Series: Tangled Desires (can standalone)
Genre: erotic romance
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Rush Hadley wants two months of my time in exchange for the only interview the magic man’s ever done. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. A make or break point in my journalism career. All I have to do is entertain the famous magician.                                      

A billionaire playboy who doesn’t understand the word no, he’s stubborn, one-track minded, and set on getting me into his bed. Men like him ruin girls like me with their dirty mouths and wicked tricks, but I’m not gullible enough to fall for his charms, even if his touch feels like magic.                                         

Maxi O’Keeffe is a sexy little challenge I intend to have my way with. She might have said no, might keep saying no, but I always get what I want. The quirky goody-two-shoes isn’t going to hold out forever.                                                       

Uncomfortably awkward and downright weird, she shouldn’t be the only person who gets me. She shouldn’t be more than a way to pass time in this boring old town. So why does she get me higher than any audience screaming my name?

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TOUR & REVIEW: Misti Murphy – Playing Royal

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If the glass slipper fits…

Allie

It’s hard to remember that love is a fairy tale when he comes to my bar.

He’s a complete stranger, an escort, an actor.

Now I’m playing his princess.

I don’t love the pretense, but the glimpses of the real man, those I crave.

Until the clock strikes midnight and this Cinderella finds out what the real stakes are.

Kaiser

An escort? That might be who I pretend to be. In reality? A crown prince.

I’ve been running from who I am for so long that I ran into a problem.

A pretty, dark haired, hazel-eyed, problem.

A girl who is all wrong for the life I’m supposed to lead.

The bigger problem? I like who I am when I’m with her.

Not the escort.

Not the prince.

The real me.

But it can’t last, not when my real life is catching up with me.

Can it?

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RELEASE & REVIEW: Playing Royal – Misti Murphy

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If the glass slipper fits…

Allie
It’s hard to remember that love is a fairy tale when he comes to my bar.
He’s a complete stranger, an escort, an actor.
Now I’m playing his princess.
I don’t love the pretense, but the glimpses of the real man, those I crave.
Until the clock strikes midnight and this Cinderella finds out what the real stakes are.

Kaiser
An escort? That might be who I pretend to be. In reality? A crown prince.
I’ve been running from who I am for so long that I ran into a problem.
A pretty, dark haired, hazel-eyed, problem.
A girl who is all wrong for the life I’m supposed to lead.
The bigger problem? I like who I am when I’m with her.
Not the escort.
Not the prince.
The real me.
But it can’t last, not when my real life is catching up with me.
Can it?

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Review

Title: Playing Royal
Author: Misti Murphy
Series: Vice Agency #2 (can standalone)
Genre: erotic romance
Heat: 4/5
Plot: 2/5
Rating: 3/5
Despite the ridiculous nature of the ‘prince-meets-girl’ plot, this is one of those fairytale stories that makes one feel that awful fluffy feeling inside, like a little girl. I just couldn’t help but be wrapped up in this rags-to-riches Cinderella story, full of insta-love and insta-boners (this is also Murphy’s most erotic novel to date).

There was room for a lot more humour; there were a few scenes towards the beginning of the novel which made me chuckle a lot, and I felt this could have been more prevalent throughout to provide this story with a bit more substance. Indeed, the main issue is that there just wasn’t a subplot, and the idea of the Vice Agency was no longer as necessary as it was to Kiss Chasey. So everything was hingeing on the romance. But this also means that all thought processes were repetitive and irritating, reasons why they could not be together but wanted to be together – constantly. This is something present in Murphy’s other works too, and although her writing has matured greatly in other areas, this one still needs some work (as does the use of “cum” as a verb).

Yet, despite these flaws, I found myself wrapped up in this far-fetched whirlwind love affair, and very much enjoying their story – most notably one very erotic scene involving a club and a toy.

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If the glass slipper fits…

Allie

It’s hard to remember that love is a fairy tale when he comes to my bar.

He’s a complete stranger, an escort, an actor.

Now I’m playing his princess.

I don’t love the pretense, but the glimpses of the real man, those I crave.

Until the clock strikes midnight and this Cinderella finds out what the real stakes are.

Kaiser

An escort? That might be who I pretend to be. In reality? A crown prince.

I’ve been running from who I am for so long that I ran into a problem.

A pretty, dark haired, hazel-eyed, problem.

A girl who is all wrong for the life I’m supposed to lead.

The bigger problem? I like who I am when I’m with her.

Not the escort.

Not the prince.

The real me.

But it can’t last, not when my real life is catching up with me.

Can it?

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REVIEW: Kiss Chasey – Misti Murphy

28693627Title: Kiss Chasey
Author: Misti Murphy
Series: standalone
Genre: romance/action
Page count: 172

POV: Chasey & Reed
Rating: ***

It took me a little while to get into this book simply due to its immense unrealism; I was not expecting the end twist, however, which quite significantly redeemed the story.

The characters were fairly well developed with their own backstories, and I really enjoyed watching them help each other through their pasts. However, the action sequences seemed rushed and lacking in detail. The entire book was somewhat of a whirlwind, but I feel that unlike some of Misti Murphy’s other releases, it actually worked due to the melodramatic nature of the entire plot.

I feel like there is a lot of potential for further releases using the other characters introduced in the book; the other activities of the Vice Agency are intriguing, for example. I just hope that if it is pursued, they become a little more realistic and less frustratingly melodramatic.

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REVIEW: Lady Killer – Misti Murphy

Posing athleteTitle: Lady Killer
Author: Misti Murphy
Series: Book 2 in the Tangled Desires series (standalone)
Genre: romance
Page count: 204
POV: Tom Hadley & Gemma Castle
Rating: ***

It is wonderful to continue following the same set of characters, and check back in with ones from the previous instalment, which gives this short book more depth and those good, fuzzy happy ending feelings. It’s just a shame that the characters are so unbelievably self-absorbed in their pasts, which I personally feel just are not developed enough to keep referring back to every single page. I understand that the events need to be revealed to the reader slowly throughout, but I find it frustrating that every other page simply references “the accident” or the mysterious Santiago, just so we as readers cannot forget them. Similarly, because of the short length of the book, all the important events occur very quickly – it feels unbalanced, like too much build up of the relationship but no focus at all on the rest of these people’s lives until the last ten pages.

Overall, an enjoyable lite-romance read that suffers from its short length and lack of development.

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REVIEW: Prick Tease – Misti Murphy

27254070Title: Prick Tease
Author: Misti Murphy
Series:  Book 1 in the Tangled Desires series (standalone)
Genre: romance
Page count: 170
POV: Claire Hadley & Razer Bennington
Rating: ***

Prick Tease is a short but charming read, incorporating some pretty intense sexual tension (and sex in general) and a much-needed happy ending. The second half was much better than the first, once the relationship between the two main characters was a little more firmly established.

I had two main issues with this book (aside from the title):
1) None of the characters were very likeable; there was very little character development and they all acted too impulsively and stupidly for my liking, with no exploration of their past and some pretty pointless reasons why they stubbornly couldn’t be together for the first half.
2) Although a few potentially interesting plot points were set up, they didn’t really evolve into anything. The main example of this is when Henley takes photos of Claire and Razer ‘in the act’.

Overall, an enjoyable, light-hearted read unfortunately lacking in proper emotion and character development.