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Friday, January 11, 2019

Ricca by Esther E. Schmidt




Title: Ricca

In Loyalty Lies Trust
Author: Esther E. Schmidt
Genre: Standalone Mafia Romance

Cover Design: Esther E. Schmidt

Photo: Ritchie Duce, Level Eleven Photography

Model: Jay Piggin
Release Date: January 22, 2019




Blurb


Chiara was raised into the mafia world the
hard way. Enduring the assault at the hands of her father until she was
kidnapped and forced to marry a mob boss. One she’s sure is even worse than her
father.

Ricca never backs away from a challenge. When
the woman he kidnapped sneers he would never own her, he’s more than happy to
prove her wrong. It doesn’t matter he is being forced into this marriage by The
Syndicate, to cover-up the kidnapping.

An enemy is forging a plan to take Ricca down.
Can a marriage, even one forced by the decision of others, turn into a solid
band of trust, loyalty, and eventually love? Or will either one—or their
enemy—rip out their heart to stop it from beating? Dive into this Mafia Romance
where the value of human life is worth less than loyalty.













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Author Bio

Esther E. Schmidt, author of Areion Fury MC, Broken Deeds
MC, Wicked Throttle MC, Lost Valkyries MC, Death by Reaper MC, The Dudnik
Circle series, and The Swamp Heads series. She’s a graphic designer that also
loves to write. She released her first series “Areion Fury MC” in October 2015.
Esther lives in The Netherlands with her family, three daughters, and a crazy
bulldog. She loves to write about bad boy Alphas with a heart for only one
woman. To make it a bit interesting, that woman needs to be a badass herself.
She loves to work out and most of her story lines come from doing cardio.



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Phoenix by Carolyn Anthony


Phoenix
Carolyn Anthony
(Flames & Ashes #1)
Publication date: January 7th 2019
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

Valentina.

When Jaxxon Reginhardt walks into my gym, my rigidly structured existence begins to crumble. He’s a beast of a man, the personification of power, and more beautiful than any man has a right to be. He’s everything I avoid. Everything I fear. Yet, the second I see him, something deep within me roars to life. He makes me want. He sets my body aflame with just a look, and makes me wish I wasn’t a damaged shell no one will ever love.

I don’t have time for men when my whole world is built around self-preservation. But Jaxxon breaks down all of my strategically constructed boundaries like no one ever has.

How can I give into these new cravings, when there is a half-remembered demon from my past waiting for me to fall asleep, preying on my vulnerability?

If he ever knew the truth, he would run, and it would destroy me …

Jaxxon.

The last thing I need in my complicated life is a snarky, frustrating, spitfire of a woman like Valentina Durare. As if that isn’t bad enough, there’s something haunted about her. My head says stay the hell away, but I can’t seem to get on board with that logic.

Something about me scares her. I can feel it. She’s a beautiful enigma I ache to understand.

The closer we get, the more she responds and draws me in. It can’t be me she fears. There must be something else … Something tied to the scars she refuses to show me.

But I’m stubborn son-of-a-bitch. I want all of her—not half. Because when we touch, nothing less will do but her complete surrender.

I need her to trust me, before her fear destroys us.

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EXCERPT:

He moved his hands to my back and unhooked the chain holding the back of my gown together. As the sides loosened and fell open, my muscles strung tight, but I stayed where I was.

Resting his hands on my shoulders again, he slipped his fingers under the sides of the loosened sleeves. “Look at me, sugar.”

I leaned back enough to see his face and crossed my arms over my chest, which earned me the shit-eating grin that both got under my skin and made me wet as hell.

With his eyes locked to mine, he inched the top of my dress down my arms, causing my breasts to push up over the neckline.

“When’s the last time you came?”

I couldn’t stop my mouth from falling open. He wrapped his hands around my wrists, his fingers warming my overheated skin. “I think that’s a bit personal.”

“Sweetness, we’re about to get very fuckin’ personal. You’re straddling me. I can feel how turned on you are, and I’m trying not to freak you out. It’s a legitimate question, given what you’ve told me.” He kept his hold loose, but still held onto me.

When I looked down at our hands, my vision blurred…

Cuffs. Leather cuffs. Metal table. The images flashed like slides in an old movie reel and I jerked away from him on a gasp.

“Valentina!” My name came out in such a hard tone it jolted me right out of the dark place. His thumbs dug into the pulse points of my wrists, before I fell back. “Where’d you go, sugar?” His eyes searched mine, the concern visible even in the dim light. “You okay?”

I gave a quick nod. Fast, it was so fast, so clear—but enough …

No! Not now … Please, not now!

“You sure?” Letting go of my wrists, he brought both hands to the back of my head.

“Mmm-hmm. Yes.” I covered his hands with mine and interlocked our fingers, holding onto him like a lifeline.

“When, baby?”

“I—I don’t remember.”

Please, Jaxxon. Please, take it away …

He nodded. “Then that’s way too long.” He pulled me against him.

I wedged my arms between the back of his head and the cushions. The warmth of his bare skin, the strength of his huge arms, transferred to me as I pressed my body harder against his.

For a while, he simply held me. When my breathing regulated and the shock of the memory waned, the contentment to simply be held faded. His erection lay pressed against my throbbing clit. A simmering heat built in my core and spread outwards. I buried my face against his neck, brushing my lips under the tender part of his ear, lightly at first, but when he started rubbing my bare back with firmer, more aggressive strokes I sat up in his lap.

No more preamble needed, he slid the top of my dress down my arms, dragging the material between our bodies. The seam of the neckline scraped over my swollen nipples. I inhaled quickly at the twinge of pain, and embraced the pleasure it left behind.



Author Bio:

Carolyn Anthony is a sucker for a dark romance with a dominant, tattooed, alpha man at the helm. Her characters deal with real life issues: the painful, the tragic, the damaging sort of life events that leave both external and internal scars, because she's been there. Her heroines are strong women at the core who will always find what's been lost, taken or exploited: their strength, their self-worth, their identity, their innocence or their love. She writes about women exploring their sexuality, owning that sexuality and enjoying it. Along for the ride, the flawed, yet redemptive and gorgeous men who prove worthy enough to be on that journey with them.

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Everything Worth Fighting For by K. Street





Title: Everything Worth Fighting For
A Jaxson Cove Standalone
Author: K. Street
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 11, 2019





Blurb

Fate. 
Destiny. 
Whatever
you wanted to call it, Macy Caldwell was mine.
She had a chance
to get out of this town, but she refused to take it. 
She was
going to give up everything for me. 
I wasn’t
worth that kind of sacrifice.  
In order to
save her, I had to break her. 


The night
Nash Masters broke my heart was the catalyst for the ruin that came
after. 
All these
years later, he was fighting for my forgiveness.
He had no
idea I was the one who needed his.
The truth
didn’t always set you free. 
They said
love conquered all, but this was war. 
And
everything worth having was worth fighting for. 










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Author Bio

K. Street
has been making up stories since she was old enough to talk and began writing
at the tender age of eleven. She resides in central Florida with her husband
and daughter, as well as a tiny menagerie of pets; including a dog, a cat, and
a bearded dragon. K is a foodie with an affinity for coffee, peach Moscato, and
dark chocolate. When she isn’t plotting her next story K enjoys reading,
spending time with her family and cheering on her favorite hockey team, the
Chicago Blackhawks.


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Son of Angel by Kailee Reese Samuels

Title: Son of Angel
Series: SONS Book 2
Author: Kailee Reese Samuels
Genre: Dark Suspense
Release Date: January 11, 2019


Dark. Mysterious.
Sexy. Devious.
Ruthless.
Composed.

They are the sons of Gods and Kings set on ruling the world their way, and Dom Gennaro is the enigma. Older. Well-refined. Polished.

Keeping secrets safe within, he never cracks in their turbulent world. But when an unexpected visitor shows up at his doorstep, Dom discovers that revealing the truth may be his only option.

And she––his greatest weakness.

With unprecedented candor, Dom steps from the shadows to show he is more than just another son. Proving how alluring restraint can be, Dom promises a past worth marveling and a toe-curling, lip biting future.

Expect the unexpected in this brash look at the men of The Unholy. Fall for the bad boys in the SONS: Deacon Cruz (Saint), Dom Gennaro (Angel), Nick Cristos (Cirque), and Sal Raniero (Master) as they forge friendships amidst the chaos of their destiny. Set in New Orleans at The Dollhouse with lots of kink, violence, and Sami-stylings.

















KAILEE REESE SAMUELS writes dark dirty lit. Her words may cause increased heart rate, hand sweating, and other issues. You are strongly advised to enter at your own risk. Not for the faint of heart. May cause triggers in some. Others may choose to ride again and again. You have been warned.




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