🎭 “Lachlan’s Protégé” Early Review 🎭

📖 “Lachlan’s Protégé” By V.F. Mason

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4.5 devastating stars!! Wow!! Incredible book.

I read a book by this author called “Psychopath’s Prey” and she hooked me with it. So I knew coming into this book that she had no problem with making good want evil. This book makes you want the bad guy. I am not talking like motorcycle bad boy I am talking serial killing, crazy SOB!!

“..Sinners and saints don’t mix.”

Lachlan is that crazy SOB and damn if he isn’t extremely sexy, bad, crazy, funny, and I know this may sound crazy but he does have a big heart. I shed tears for him. Around Chapter 13 shit started to get revealed and damn if my heart didn’t ache and my face cringe. Ok I disliked him at one point and then I crashed and I wanted to fight all his demons. I, also, wanted to smack the shit out of him plenty of times.

Your heroin is Valencia and she is just a sheltered woman who had a big heart too. I don’t see her as quite as innocent as Lachlan makes her out to be (which is why I like her so much). I think these two together is one hell of a combo. The poor girl and her father was another tragedy in its self.

There were so many twists and turns that it def made you want to flip through to the end and figure out what the hell is going on! Now I would love to give this book 5 stars because I was so into it. The plot was perfection. But I did have just a few things that maybe could have been different. First I felt a disconnect from all of Lachlan’s current crew (Levi, Arson, Sociopath and the rest of his people). I feel like I needed some more background. Especially Levi. Next I think the ending felt a little off. Not the very final chapter but the ones leading up to it. After an accident everything kinda was skimmed through and about 6/7 months or so was kind of lost and I didn’t like it so much. And lastly the chemistry between the two was palpable but I didn’t get as much tension as I would think there would be. With all that said this book will definitely keep you wanting more and definitely worth every penny.

**I received this book as an ARC and in return gave my honest review** ~Melissa J (Book Addicts Reviews)

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🖤 “Hawk” Release Blitz 🖤

(¯`v´¯) Hawk: Devil’s Fury Book 3
.`•.¸.•´  Torrie Robles
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Hawk

You get one chance at life.

One chance at happiness.

One chance at love… That is until you get two.

Being left behind is all I’ve known.

Left by my mother, my father, by her.

Here one moment, gone the next, never thinking I’d lay eyes on her again until I did.

No matter the cost, no matter the stakes, no matter where my loyalty may lie,

I’m not gonna lose her again.

Tessa

Light can turn to dark in an instant.

Happiness stripped away in a flash.

Redemption is hard to come by.

A chance that things can change.

A second chance at life.

A second chance at happiness.

A second chance at love.

Leaving was the hardest thing I ever did, but it was the only thing I could do.

Now the choice has been taken from me, again.

Now I have to go back.

Now I have to face my past

And him.

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Torrie Robles was born and raised in the Central Valley of California; a perfect spot in the state since she’s only hours away from the coast, the beautiful mountains and the big named cities. She currently lives a short distance from her hometown of Clovis, in a small community known as The Madera Ranchos. She’s married and has three children, two boys and one girl. She also has seven animals that live with her family on their property. She’s a city girl living in the country, but not too far from the hustle and bustle of the life, she grew up knowing.

Torrie obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration, but her passion has always been writing.  A dream she felt was always out of her reach, until she was introduced to the Indie Community.  2015 marked the year she became a self-published author. She writes contemporary romance and plans to branch out as her career takes off. She is currently working on several different manuscripts. She hopes to have them all finished and published throughout her career while continuing to develop new stories and characters to fall in love with.

When she isn’t working a full-time job, writing, raising her children or just taking care of life, Torrie’s biggest hobby is getting lost in books. Her passion for reading and the authors she looks up to has allowed her to make her dreams come true. Her fellow authors have truly been her inspiration.

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◾️ “The Man in Black” Early Review ◾️

📖 “The Man in Black (Chicago Syndicate World Novel) By Soraya Naomi

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4 terrific stars!! This book had so much depth and character!!

This is a stand alone book from the “Chicago Syndicate World” series. This was my first book of the series and I wasn’t disappointed or feel lost at all.

This is a story of a mafia kingpin and an innocent yet fiery pastry chef that have something in common….something quite huge.

Michael has hid his demons and just wants to go through the motions of life until some sassy pastry chef decides to worm her way into his head….

Brielle finally got a kick ass job and low and behold there is a dark and broody security guy there that she can’t keep her eyes off of.

This book was so real to me. Like I feel like the dialogue felt real not too perfect and fake. There was a lot of repeating and quite a bit I think could have been cut to give more of a smooth flow, but I loved this story. These two so perfect in their own ways. This is a mafia love story with plenty of twists and turns. This is a series I think everyone should give a try!

**I received this book as an ARC and in return gave my honest review** ~Melissa J (Book Addicts Reviews)

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🔌 “Clean Start” Blog Tour 🔌


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Title: Clean Start
Series: Violent Circle
Author: S.M. Shade
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Publication Date: July 22nd


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Synopsis


Everyone knows the rumors about Violet Circle and the crazy inhabitants, but becoming a resident was my best option. These are the kind of decisions you’re faced with when you have a baby at eighteen, and your knight in shining armor turns out to be a deadbeat dad in saggy boxers.
Don’t get me wrong, my five-year-old son, Aiden, is the love of my life, even when he’s telling random strangers I’m constipated, or lecturing his preschool friends on the differences in their anatomy. I wouldn’t trade him for anything, but raising him as a single parent while cleaning motel rooms for a living is like walking a balance beam made of sand. One wrong slip, and we’re homeless.
It doesn’t take us long to adjust to our new home with all its eccentric people, and Aiden is happy here, but danger lurks right across the street. Not in the apartment of the odd woman who always wears a floppy sun hat and trench coat, or the crazy apartment full of college kids. I wish it were that simple.
Neal Chambers, the single father who is ten years my senior, sets off alarms in my head.
Mainly because he sets off other things in my panties.

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4.5 laugh out loud stars!! True to this series, I could not stop laughing. Hilarious!!

This is the third book of the “Violent Circle” series. It can be read as a stand alone.

This is a book about two single parents living in Violent Circle. Two single parents who found each other but can’t seem to take that step.

There were so many hilarious parts to this book. Here are my faves. The first one was the “sundae” part. No details just know I was dying. Second one is the period fiasco!! And finally Holly went wild!! Don’t worry there were many others too.

Let me say I think Neal is so damn perfect a great father, a great friend and a great lover! Bailey is a sweetie and I adore her. Veronica is also a great mother and such a cool girl. My favorite person is Aiden. That little boy cracks me up!! Also, who doesn’t love the Frat Hell group!

This book is a very funny romance. My only issue is parts of the book didn’t feel cohesive just kind of felt like things were put in to be funny but didn’t flow as well. With that being said this author did an excellent job of making you feel like you live on Violent Circle. I definitely want to party with these fools!! This is a funny as hell, quick summer read you will not want to miss out on!!

**I received this book as an ARC and in return gave my honest review** ~Melissa J (Book Addicts Reviews)

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Excerpt


I’m lost in the sensations, so close to coming, when I hear something that fills me with horror and panic.


“Veronica?”


Bailey’s voice carries from the living room, getting closer as she adds. “Are you here? Dad’s not home and I can’t get in our apartment. I need our extra key.”


“Fuck,” I hiss, rolling off the bed as Veronica jumps off of me.


Panic controls my reaction, and I jerk on my underwear while Veronica hisses, “Window!”


Thank fuck we had it open, all I have to do is unlatch the bottom of the safety screen. It swings out, and I practically fall through it into the yard. It doesn’t even occur to me that it’s daylight, not even noon, and I’m now lying in the yard in my underwear, coated in whip cream and chocolate. It’s running down my legs. I can feel it sticking my ass cheeks together as I leap to my feet.


There’s nothing to do but make a mad dash for my apartment. I’m barely on my feet before I turn and run…right into Aiden’s kiddie pool full of water. The plastic edge scratches both my shins, and I go down hard, face first in the tepid water, and I swear the splash couldn’t have made more noise.
I scramble out of the pool, yanking my underwear up when the weight of the water makes them droop, and dart toward the street again. I just have to make it around the park without being seen.


No.


No, this isn’t happening.


An ice cream truck sits right in front of the park, and I’m being stared at by no less than ten people—adults and kids—gathered around it. This is not the treat they were expecting. The sight freezes me in place for a moment, and I realize what they’re seeing.


A man in nothing but soaking wet, white boxer briefs, with the crotch and ass stained brown. A mixture of chocolate and water runs down my legs, making it look to all the world like I just shit myself.


I can’t blame them for gawping at me. Even for Violent Circle, this is pretty bad.


There’s no explanation or apology that’s going to cover this, and I still need to get home before Bailey sees me, so I just start running again. Raucous laughter follows me around the corner of my apartment. Of course, the Frat Hell guys would have to be out there.


My temporary relief at being out of view is crushed with the realization that my house keys are in my pants pocket on Veronica’s floor. Fuck. I can’t get in. And there’s no way I can go back for my pants.



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About S.M. Shade



S.M. Shade is a homeschooling mom hopelessly addicted to Dr. Pepper, love stories, sunshine, and men with full sexy lips, though not necessarily in that order. A voracious reader since she sounded out her first word, she started writing as a teenager and rediscovered her love of writing as an adult. Originally from Indianapolis, S.M. now lives in a small Kentucky town with her teenage son.


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🖤 “Hawk” Early Review 🖤

📖 “Hawk (Devils Fury #3)” By Torrie Robles

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5 amazing stars!! This book was in my top three books of the YEAR!! I loved it sooo much!!!

This is book three of “Devil’s Fury”. I think it can be read as a stand alone but you are going to miss so much back story.

This is Hawk and Tessa’s story. And man what a story it is. Hawk is jaded man with massive parent issues and well Tessa has them as well. Secrets exposed and demons revealed. This story keeps you on your toes!!

“..I couldn’t choose him, and he couldn’t choose me.”

I am amazed that this author can keep writing such phenomenal stories. Devil’s Fury is full of bad ass sexy men with chips on their shoulder. And boy oh boy this book has crude and sexy down pat.

Hawk is everything you need in a bad ass biker. Sexy and perfect!! My heart ached for him and I also wanted to smack him upside the head many times. This loyal man just needed someone to love! Little did you know this bad ass man had a heart of gold.

Tessa is the character who had me all over the place. I wanted to kill people for her. I wanted to hug her. I wanted to help her. She is one hell of a woman. Her past is one of nightmares. And really I don’t even think I have had a nightmare that bad. But she never let that slow her down. What a beauty. I am impressed with the author for cresting such an amazing character.

The rest of the gang makes the book what it is. I needed them. I love how this book coincides with the other books. I was worried I would forget details but the author made sure to lead you in the right direction. So many secrets revealed. It was just what any reader wants!! Ahh I can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks!!!

I wish I could tell you so much more but I want everyone to have my same experience. I was obsessed with this book. I shed tears, I got angry, and I got all of the feels. Like literally I was balling at the end. I couldn’t even control it. The writing was on point and I enjoyed that it switched from Hawk to Tessa. Torrie Robles is one author that is a must read for me on every book from this series on. I am floored by how good this series has been and I pray to the book gods that this is not the end of this series!! This is a MUST read of 2018, shit it is a MUST read period!

**I received this book as an ARC and in return gave my honest review**~Melissa J (Book Addicts Reviews)

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🌻 “Pas De Deux” Release Blitz 🌻

Pas De Deux
by Jordan Bates


Genre: Woman’s Fiction

It was our dance and no one else’s.
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About the Author

Jordan Bates is an up and coming romance author from Florida, who is determined to write loves that last and are true to everyone who reads them.

Jordan graduated from UCF with a degree in English – Creative Writing. She has been writing since her freshman year in high school, where she finished her first and second book. Since then, she has pursed writing poetry, young adult novels, and romance novels.

When Jordan isn’t working or writing, you can find her looking for inspiration among the forests, and finding all the new food to eat. Because what’s better than writing? Eating an amazing burrito.
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💙 “Fragments of Ash” Pre-Order Blitz 💙

Title: Fragments of Ash
(Inspired by “Cinderella”)
Collection: A Modern Fairytale
Author: Katy Regnery
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 1, 2018
Blurb
From New York Times bestselling author Katy
Regnery comes a dark and twisted retelling of the beloved fairytale,
Cinderella!
My name
is Ashley Ellis…
I was
thirteen years old when my mother – retired supermodel, Tig – married Mosier
Răumann, who was twice her age and the head of the Răumann crime family.
When I
turned eighteen, my mother mysteriously died. Only then did I discover the dark
plans my stepfather had in store for me all along; the debauched “work” he
expected me to do.
With the
help of my godfather, Gus, I have escaped from Mosier’s clutches, but his twin
sons and henchmen have been tasked with hunting me down. And they will stop at
nothing to return my virgin body to their father
…dead or
alive.
**
Contemporary Romance. Due to profanity and very strong sexual content, this
book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**
Fragments of Ash is part of the ~a modern fairytale~ collection:
contemporary, standalone romances inspired by beloved fairy tales.

The Vixen
and the Vet (Beauty & the Beast) – available now
Never Let
You Go (Hansel & Gretel) – available now
Ginger’s
Heart (Little Red Riding Hood) – available now
Dark Sexy
Knight (Camelot) – available now
Don’t Speak
(The Little Mermaid) – available now
Sheer
Heaven (Rapunzel) – available now
Fragments
of Ash (Cinderella) – coming October 1, 2018
Swan Song
(The Ugly Duckling) – coming soon
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Excerpt
All rights reserved.
Used with permission.
My mind
skitters to her face—her beautiful fucking face—and the way she stared at me
with those wide eyes and her lips lightly parted. Those lips. She has Angelina
Jolie lips. Scarlett Johanssen lips. Liv-fucking-Tyler from the “Crazy” video
lips. Except this chick doesn’t look like Liv. She’s got blonde hair and a
perfect pout like Alicia Silverstone. I remember the beginning of that video
when our girl, Alicia, climbs out a bathroom window in her Catholic school
uniform, her skirt riding up to show her black lace panties…and ahhh, yes, I
feel my cock twitch just picturing it.
Fuck my
life.
Shit. Shit. Shit.
Because
yeah, I was yelling at Jock, but she was standing behind him, and I didn’t miss
the tight lines of her teenaged body under a pair of new jeans and a
long-sleeved T-shirt. Her rounded tits strained just a little against the
fabric of her top. Not enough to be dirty. Just enough to hate her. Because no
guy alive—least of all me—has a right to want someone like her. Or sure, we can
want her, but we’ll never have her.
Not in a million years.
She looked to be about Noelle’s
age—somewhere between eighteen and twenty, and ridiculously young to suddenly
arrive alone in the middle of nowhere, put up in an old farmhouse by a couple
of aging queens.
How in the fuck is this her best option?
Who is she?
And what exactly is her deal?
I grimace
because the headlines of her story—the easy parts—start materializing as I
think about what I know about her. I didn’t do all that training for nothing.
Plus, I have good instincts. I could practically smell it on her—the fear, the
desperation, the way she wouldn’t meet me eyes except to insist that she was an
adult.
God, what a joke. If she’s an adult, I’m a
French poodle.
Then
something occurs to me: it was Jock’s boyfriend, Gus, who gave away the most
important part of her story away.
She has nowhere else to go.
And then
something else occurs to me, and I wonder,
Is
she in hiding?
This
girl—what’s her name? Amber? Audrey?—is in trouble.
Big trouble. The kind of trouble that gets other people in hot
water when they were just trying to live their lives and mind their own
business. And she’s been dumped on my doorstep. Literally.
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Author Bio
New
York Times
and USA Today bestselling author Katy
Regnery
started her writing career by enrolling in a
short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first
contract, and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.
Forty books later, Katy claims authorship of
the multititled
New York Times and USA Today bestselling
Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and
Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~
series; and several other stand-alone novels and novellas, including the
critically-acclaimed, 2018 RITA© nominated,
USA Today bestselling
contemporary romance,
Unloved, a love story.
Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The
Vixen and the Vet
, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015
Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set,
The English Brothers Boxed
Set
, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her
Christmas story,
Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week
later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection,
The Winslow Brothers
Boxed Set
, Books #1–4, became a New York Times e-book bestseller.
Katy’s books are available in English, French,
German, Italian, Portuguese and Turkish.
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern
Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods,
and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten
create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories
begin at home.
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