Ruthless Sinner by Erika Wilde ~ Blog Tour w/ 4.5 Star Review & Excerpt!

She’ll do anything to destroy his family.

Ruthless Sinner, an all-new, sizzling hot mafia romance from New York Times bestselling author Erika Wilde, is out now!

Dark, dangerous mafia soldiers like Marco Russo were made men, but luckily for me, they weren’t made for marriage. Which made my job of seducing him so much easier.

It was supposed to be a simple undercover operation. One that required me to work in a strip club in order to get close to Marco and do whatever it took to coax him to spill his family’s secrets. Our attraction was undeniable, so establishing a relationship with him was the easy part. Enticing him to share sensitive information took far more finesse.

But during all those steamy nights we shared I learned enough to take down his family. I also made the stupid mistake of falling for the enemy and now I was going to have to make a choice.

My head or my heart.

My job or my love.

My end or my beginning.

Because once Marco realized who I was and how I’d deceived him, he’d have a choice to make, as well.

To let me live . . . or to kill me to prove his loyalty to his family.

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Review

Feels 2
Storyline 4.5
Steam 3.5
Overall Rating 4.5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Ladyballs

This book kept me on my freaking toes at all times! This is the second book in the series and focuses on Marco and Kennedy (AKA Jewel). Marco is a mafia playboy who never goes back for seconds. He is a whirlwind in bed and leaves women wanting more. Most of the women work at the local mafia strip club. He sets his sights on Jewel, a dancer that he’s been watching for weeks. He becomes slightly obsessed with her and determined to get her in his bed at all costs.

Jewel is Kennedy…an undercover FBI agent that has been sent into this evil den of lust as a stripper and told to “do whatever it takes” to get into his close circle. Kennedy does exactly that! Normally she would never fall into a mark’s beds but there is something about Marco. Like a moth drawn to a flame. I don’t want to give up too much about their steamy interludes but let’s just say that not everything about the mafia is what it seems. It’s up to Marco and Kennedy to take the information they have found and decide what to do with it. Both of their lives depend on it. This was a great book. A quick read with some super steamy scenes. The two characters’ attraction was smoking and you could feel their chemistry. Definitely recommend!

Keep reading for a look inside Ruthless Sinner!

Marco was waiting when I stepped back out into the alley after work, only this time he was leaning against his motorcycle.

Oh, my God. I knew he had one but we’d never ridden it together. My legs trembled, my body already getting hot at the thought of that machine between my thighs, molded to Marco’s back as we rode…

“Nice ride,” I said, walking over and running a hand along the leather seat. “Where are we going?”

“Just a little place I know,” Marco said, and tossed me a helmet.

I put it on, and didn’t bother asking if he was going to wear one, because clearly he wasn’t. I shook my head. “Y’know, I can see why your dad worries about you.”

Marco just smirked, swung his leg over the seat, and straddled the bike. “Hop on.”

“I hope you’re not trying to impress me,” I warned him as I slid behind him and wrapped my arms around his waist, “because the opportunity to do that passed about a month ago.”

That was a total lie. I was definitely impressed by the motorcycle and I was prepared to be impressed by whatever else he had planned, but there was no way I was going to let him know that. I didn’t want him to think I was easy. Even though it had already been a month and I could probably let myself relax by this point.

Still, the thrum of arousal and anticipation that shot through me as he hit the throttle was unreal. I held on tightly and pressed my face to the back of his shoulder as we took off, out of the alley, onto the deserted late-night street.

Wherever he was taking me, I knew I’d like it. For all his fancy toys, Marco didn’t like to make a big deal of things. He wasn’t about taking me out to a fancy restaurant. Instead he took me to his favorite random ice cream shop. I liked that. I was ready for the low-key thing he had planned.

And in the meantime, I really loved pressing myself against him as we rode this motorcycle. I could feel his back muscles shifting and flexing underneath me, the firm feel of his abs against my hands as I kept my arms wrapped around him. When I rested my cheek against his back, his body sheltered me from the wind, so I could just watch the flurries of blurred light as we sped past buildings and out of the city.

At last we stopped at a hilly park that was high up, and had a great view of the bay. Marco stopped the motorcycle and got off, offering me his hand.

I looked around. “Why are we here?”

Marco rubbed at the back of his neck, like he was nervous. Big bad Marco Russo, nervous? The idea was endearing.

“This is one of the areas my family bought outside of the city,” he explained. “One of the ways we maintain our strength in the mafia and the legitimate business world is focusing on charity efforts. It gives us a good reputation with people, helps us with our public image. Vincent’s new wife, she’ll pick her own charities she wants to work with, where her focus is, but my mom was all about community outreach and the environment so she built a lot of parks. Like this one.”

He gestured towards a sign I hadn’t noticed before. It dubbed the place Marco’s Park and below it had a few lines explaining who built the park and in what year.

I looked at him in surprise. “This one’s yours?”

“Yeah, we all have one. Mom liked to name them after people in her life. And I think she knew that we all needed a place to go and breathe. I don’t know if Vincent goes to his park a lot, but I like to come here when I need to get out of the city and just chill.”

“But you love the city.” New York City was vibrant, pulsing with life, and so was Marco.

“Most of the time.” Marco leaned back against his motorcycle and looked out over the city, its lights gleaming like so many fireflies. “But what I do for the family… I see the dirty side of the city. The grime, the blood, the ugly. Sometimes I gotta get out and take a few deep breaths away from it all.”

“I understand,” I said softly. Working in the FBI wasn’t the glamorous catching of bad guys like you saw on television. A lot of the time I didn’t know if we were really the good guys or if there were only shades of gray. “Thank you for bringing me here.”

Marco gave me a small, soft smile, and it tugged at my heart.

“Who knew the bad boy with a motorcycle had such a soft side?” I added, trying to ignore that feeling in my chest and hoping to get myself back onto safer emotional ground.

“Hey, I’ve got layers,” Marco protested with a smirk. “And you can’t say you don’t like the motorcycle. I saw your face light up when you saw it.”

“Well,” I admitted, feeling there was no harm in telling him, “I’ve always had a bit of a thing for bad boys.”

“Congratulations then, you hit the jackpot.” He winked at me.

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Meet Erika Wilde

Erika Wilde is a New York Times Bestselling author. She is best known for her super sexy Marriage Diaries series and The Players Club series, and has also co-written the Dirty Sexy Series and the Book Boyfriend Series with Carly Phillips, her best friend and writing buddy for the past twenty years. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two daughters, and when she’s not writing you can find her exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. For more information on her upcoming releases, please visit her website at http://www.erikawilde.com and sign up for her mailing list for updates and news!

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Forbidden Obsession by J.A. Owenby ~ Release Blitz w/ Review

Forbidden Obsession by J.A. Owenby is now live!

Jagger Whitlock is my worst nightmare.

He’s a straight-up asshole who lives to torment me, and he’ll stop at nothing to punish me over the smallest slight.
When he digs up a sex tape starring—you guessed it—me, he takes bullying to a whole new level, using it to blackmail me into doing his bidding.
If the video gets out, it will ruin me.
But my stepbrother makes it clear that he doesn’t give a damn.

He drags me deep into his dark and twisted world, showing me the monster he hides beneath his handsome exterior, taking risks that put our lives in danger.
I thought I knew the devil I lived with.
I was wrong.
But so is he.
He thinks I’m nothing more than a pampered princess, but soon he’ll realize I’m a Queen.
And it’s time I put Jagger in his place.

This full-length novel is a forbidden, bully, enemies-to-lovers standalone featuring an asshole stepbrother and a feisty heroine. Packed with heat and heart, no cheating, no cliffhanger, and a happily ever after guaranteed!

WARNING: This book is a DARK/BULLY romance. It contains graphic content of abuse and assault that some readers may be sensitive to. If you have triggers or think you might, please heed this advice.

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Review

Feels 2
Steam 5
Storyline 2
Overall Rating 3
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Stephanie

Ari loves to spend her Daddy’s money, party hard and indulge in all things risqué. She is ready to start her summer off right. The first few pages of this book certainly let us know that the steam in this book is going to be off the charts hot. A limo “ride” no one will ever forget…especially when Ari finds out there is a video of what went down. Unfortunately for her, her annoying but extremely hot stepbrother Jagger is in possession of this video.

“I wasn’t a princess. I was a fucking queen. It was time to put Jagger in his place once and for all.”

Jagger is home for the summer and things are about to get very interesting. He and Ari always had sort of a love/hate relationship. The sexual tension between these two is crazy intense from the get-go. Right away we know Jagger wants Ari in his arms and in his bed. But the way he goes about their forbidden romance is to bully her into doing what he wants. He is all alpha and super protective of her when a shitstorm goes down. Ari definitely can hold her own…that is apparent from the moment we meet her but when it comes to Jagger things are starting to change. These two can’t stay away from each other. Twists, turns and super hot scenes are non-stop in this story. Will their forbidden love last?

“Demanding and possessive was a new high for me, and I craved Jagger’s touch already.”

I’m absolutely obsessed with a good dark bully romance. The darker the better. You wanna throw in the whole stepbrother forbidden romance? It’s a hell yes, must read for me. This book had a lot of elements that I love. But unfortunately I wasn’t a big fan of how it all played out. I liked Jagger well enough. I was a big fan of the whole alpha stepbrother thing he had going on…but Ari? She honestly annoyed the hell out of me. This book was not at all lacking on the steam factor but I really didn’t feel like there was much of a plot. I found myself losing interest and wanting to skim the pages. I do like that they get their HEA but I couldn’t completely connect with the story aspect. If I was rating on steam alone it would be a five star read. But the rest of the story didn’t keep me captivated. This was my first read by this author.

“I realized that home wasn’t a place. It was a person. And wherever Jagger was, I finally understood it was where I belonged.”

Meet J.A. Owenby

International bestselling author J.A. Owenby grew up in a small backwoods town in Arkansas where she learned how to swear like a sailor and spot water moccasins skimming across the lake.

She finally ditched the south and headed to Oregon. The first winter there, she was literally blown away a few times by ninety mile an hour winds and storms that rolled in off the ocean.

Eventually, she longed for quiet and headed up to snowier pastures. She now resides in Washington state with her hot nerdy husband and cat, Chloe (who frequently encourages her to drink). She spends her days coming up with ways to torture characters in a way that either makes you want to throw your book down a flight of stairs or sob hysterically into a pillow.

J.A. Owenby writes new adult and romantic thriller novels. Her books ooze with emotion, angst, and twists that will leave you breathless. Having battled her own demons, she’s not afraid to tackle the secrets women are forced to hide. After all, the road to love is paved in the dark.

Her friends describe her as delightfully twisted. She loves fan mail and wine. Please send her all the wine.

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On the Edge by Aleatha Romig ~ Release Blitz w/ 4 Star Review!

On the Edge by Aleatha Romig is Now Live!

ON THE EDGE
Aleatha Romig
Release Date: May 11

From New York Times best-selling author Aleatha Romig comes a stand-alone new-adult, romantic thriller where love is new, and monsters lurk in expensive suits behind million-dollar smiles. 

Woodland Cliffs Country Club is the crown jewel of the small Monterey-area seaside town. It’s comfortable stomping grounds for those born to money and opportunity. With the club’s esteemed members from near and far, it’s not unusual to spot celebrities, business tycoons, or those with even more power. 

It isn’t the glamour or intrigue that attracts Rae Watson to seek a summer job at the Cliffs. As a struggling college student, she simply wants to earn money for her senior year at the university and concentrate on classes. 

When Rae’s friend helps secure her summer employment at the Cliffs, Rae willingly accepts. She quickly learns there’s more to the Cliffs, particularly the hidden world of those the country club employs. 

The lives of the elite and those who serve them are worlds apart. 

What will that mean for Rae and the handsome blue-eyed college student who makes her swoon? 

Will she discover the secrets purged from the high cliffs, waiting to be found on the rocky shores, or will she find herself on the edge?

Have you been Aleatha’d?  

*ON THE EDGE is a small town, friends-to-lovers, romantic thriller, stand-alone novel.

*Fans of Downton Abbey are raving about this modern-day version, in ON THE EDGE.

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Review

Feels 3
Steam 2
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 4
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Lindsey

Whew! This one was awesome! So much action and grit. Absolutely loved Rae and her story. Suspense had me burning through the pages and constantly trying to guess the next big shock. The elite always have secrets and stories they can’t let anyone know about. It was like following a trail of clue after clue and just when I thought I had it figured out, I didn’t. So good! Romig definitely has a knack for the suspenseful thrillers! Can’t wait to see what kind of twisted web she weaves next!

Meet Aleatha Romig

Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America.  She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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Darkly Ever After Anthology ~ Release Blitz w/ 5 Star Review & Giveaway

Darkly Ever After: An Organized Crime Anthology is live now!

Title: Darkly Ever After
An Organized Crime Anthology
Genre: Dark Romance/Organized Crime
Release Date: May 10, 2022

BLURB

The men of organized crime aren’t white knights.

With quick trigger fingers and ruthless souls, they’re tall, dark, and deadly.

Taking what they want and decimating anything that stands in their way.

These men rule from their bloody thrones.

Only a woman’s touch can tame the beasts lurking inside.

Bringing light to the darkness.

Love in the ruin.

It may not be hearts and flowers…

But it is darkly ever after…

Darkly Ever After Anthology features eighteen Dark Romance novellas in the sinister underworld of Organized Crime.

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REVIEW

Steam 5
Storyline 5
Feels 5
Overall Rating 5
Kindle eArc provided by Authors
Reviewed by Joanna

I honestly didn’t know how to review this anthology…a book with many books by so many authors. It has been FRUSTRATING since I fall in love with a story and it leaves me hanging. I read the next and it is the same. I have looked for the complete story for a few and they haven’t been released yet. On the plus side, it has introduced me to some amazing authors that I have never read before. And AMAZING is not an understatement. The part that kills me is it leaves me wanting MORE of each story…and I can’t. You know how when you read a book and it ends in a cliffhanger and you are slightly upset because you have to wait for the next one to come out. Well, do that 17 times in a row. I have a list a mile long of stories I need to complete, but I have to admit I didn’t know how this anthology was created when I chose this book to review. I initially expected a bunch of completed short stories. But this is a collection of beginnings to longer stories that leave you wanting more.

CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS

Silla Webb ◦ Gwyn McNamee ◦ Abbi Cook ◦ Aidee Jaimes ◦ Beck Knight & Echo Grayce ◦ Catherine Wiltcher ◦ Christy Anderson ◦ Cole Denton ◦ Cora Kenborn ◦ Indie Hayes ◦ Jagger Cole ◦ Khardine Gray & Faith Summers ◦ Jennifer Rebecca ◦ Lee Savino & KT Strange ◦ Lexxi James ◦ Sapphire Knight ◦ Sienna Snow ◦ SR Jones

Foreword by M. Robinson

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GIVEAWAY

There is a giveaway for a Darkly Ever After Consigliere Book Box with a paperback, custom bullet embedded stemless wine glass, sunglasses and case, a Kindle Paperwhite, custom Darkly Ever After Kindle sleeve, customer Darkly Ever After 30oz tumbler, Kate Spade Staci collection purse and wallet-total retail value of $875

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Dublin Ink by Sienna Blake ~ Review Tour w/ 4.5 Star Review!

Dublin Ink by Sienna Blake is LIVE!

Title: Dublin Ink
Series: Dublin Ink #1
Author: Sienna Blake
Release: May 5, 2022
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Blurb

Grumpy bad boy tattoo artist, Conor Mac Haol, doesn’t trust anyone. Least of all the new seventeen-year-old juvi apprenticing at his beloved Dublin Ink as part of her probation.

She is way too pretty and way, way too young.

Coming from a broken home, Aurnia has had to grow up faster than most girls. She doesn’t need anyone telling her what to do.

Least of all Conor, her new (very hot, very muscled, very tattooed and very, very rude) boss who obviously hates her.

But Aurnia’s troubles reminds Conor too much of his dark past. He becomes obsessed with keeping her safe. Keeping her protected.

Even from him.

Especially from him.

Soon sparks and insults turn into broken rules and forbidden moments—until one final mistake seals their fate.

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Review

Feels 3
Storyline 4.5
Steam 4.5
Overall Rating 4.5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Ladyballs

This is a story about a troubled tattoo artist who self sabotages himself at every turn and a young juvenile whose life is less than stellar. Conor has had a rough life as a juvenile in the system. Choices made backfired and his life is going nowhere. A twist of fate brings his dark secrets to his doorstep by Aurnia. Maybe that is why he is drawn to Aurnia so much. Her drug addict father has her living in a crack trailer that all sort of low lives are in and out of daily. She never feels safe and has lived the life of an adult at seventeen. The things she has had to endure at a very young age has jaded her and made her grow up very quickly. You can feel her hopelessness at times and it broke my heart.

When these two collide there are instant fireworks. Conor fights his attraction for Aurnia not just because of her age but for history repeating itself. But Aurnia has her sites set on him and she won’t give up. Their banter had me laughing out loud more then once and there were times my heart was ripped out for Aurnia. This author gave me all the feels for these characters and that is what kept me hooked from the first page until the last. Loved watching this love story unfold!

About Sienna Blake

Sienna Blake is a dirty girl, an Amazon Top 20 wordspinner of smexy love stories & a USA Today Bestselling Author.

She lives in Dublin, Ireland, where she enjoys reading, keeping fit and adding to her personal harem of Irish hotties 😉

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