Wicked Fate by Monique Stokes ~ Release Blitz w/ Review

Wicked Fate by Monique Stokes is LIVE!


Three monsters are after Zada’s heart.

One is a vampire prince who’s been waiting for her for centuries.

She’s so beautiful, and she fits perfectly into his plans for the future as his bride. This world is changing, and they’ll rule it all. Together.

One is a hybrid, a mixture of bloodlines.

She’s fated to be his mate, and he’ll do anything to protect her. Being son of the lycan king, demon blood runs through his veins. But this has turned many against him—and her.

One is a demon tasked to protect her.

He knows she can never be his, but the heart wants what it wants. Even if that heart is pitch-black and hails from the Underworld.

A storm is coming.

Betrayal lies around every corner.

No one can be trusted, not when the fate of vampires and lycans hangs in the balance.

Zada is the key to bringing an end to this war, but what if that comes in the form of bloodshed and bullets?

And what if she can’t do it alone?

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Steam 3
Storyline 3
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Reviewed by Stephanie

I was super intrigued when I read the blurb for the book. It held the promise of vampires, demons, fated mates and so much more. The cover is gorgeous. I couldn’t wait to be immersed in the underworld with Zada and her three monsters.

Zada is a hunter, a fierce badass warrior who roams the streets at night looking to rid the world of Lycan or to feed on unknowing humans that fall prey to her charm and beautiful looks. Zada’s people are deadlocked in a constant war that has up until this point stayed hidden in the darkness, but that is all about to change. Their very existence is at risk if their world is revealed it may all be over.

“Shadows kept me hidden in this dusty alleyway. Hidden from them. The humans.”

Zada’s father sits on the high council. She is completely shocked when he announces her upcoming nuptials to Corbin, a vampire prince she has never met but is instantly drawn to. Corbin has been waiting for Zada for as long as he can remember. He’s been in love with her since the beginning of time. He knows together they can rule their changing world. But he isn’t the only one after Zada’s heart. She has three equally gorgeous, intriguing monsters that crave her. Aryan is a hybrid and part lycan. The very people Zada has been taught to hate and so many have died at her hands. Now some prophecy says she may be the key to ending the war and Aryan may play a huge part in that? As if enough isn’t already happening here and throwing everything that Zada thought she knew completely out of whack…enter Ryder. The very demon tasked to keep her safe is also madly in love with her. Three hot monsters…each desires her and she desires them. The world they know is on the brink of a war so big that it may destroy everything. She may be the key to saving it all. What is a girl to do?

“I craved more, almost as much as blood.”

This book had so many things I usually love. Fated mates, vampires, three insanely hot, sex driven men. A kick ass heroine who can more than hold her own. Secrets, lies, betrayals and darkness around every corner. Some crazy hot sex scenes and non stop action. And Ryder? I loved Ryder. Usually all those amazing details combined work wonders in a book. But unfortunately most of this book was very confusing. Too much, too fast, too soon. I loved the whole concept and hoped to connect but sadly I didn’t. I loved Ryder. The sex scenes were hot but everything went from one extreme to the other. I didn’t feel any build up or flow. It made it hard to connect and really get into it. She’s always hated and killed lycan but one may be her fated mate and two seconds later ooops she fell on your dick. Just a lot of all over the place and it felt disconnected. I did like the whole idea of the story. I think I could have really gotten into the world the author built if there was more build up. This one did end on a cliffhanger.

“Maybe we both were monsters. Maybe we both were sick.”

About Monique Stokes

Monique Stokes writes dark romance, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance with a steamy twist!

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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Steam 5
Storyline 2
Overall Rating 3
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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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To Break A Devil by Lilah E. Noir ~ Release Blitz w/ Playlist, Excerpt & Giveaway!

Title: To Break A Devil
Author: Lilah E. Noir
Genre: Dark Bully Romance
Release Date: June 22, 2021


She humiliated me eight years ago.
Now, she will pay for her sins.

Sage Phoenix was the bane of my existence. That tattooed tease with a short skirt and body made for sin drove me crazy from the moment I met her.

I loathed her, and yet she woke up my deepest, most shameful carnal desires.

I had a mind of logic and order until she turned the tables on me and left me behind, broken and in disgrace.

It’s a hot summer night in the city when our paths cross again.
I’m no longer the boy she seduced in high school. I grew smarter, stronger… and I have all the tools to break her.

She pushed me way too far. Once we’re all alone in her rundown tattoo parlor, Sage will have no choice but to submit to my revenge.

There is just one problem… I’m still crazy for her.

Can I resist her? Who will win the ultimate battle of wills?

This is a standalone novella with HFN, no cheating, and no cliffhanger. It’s a dark tale and a twisted second chance love story of two former high school enemies. 

The book contains steamy situations, scenes of violence and is intended for a mature audience. It is not a safe story. 

All the characters are over 18 years old.

Author’s Note: The story was originally published in 2016 under the name The Brat With The Phoenix Tattoo. It’s the same story, only with improved editing and a new title.


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Feels 0
Steam 5
Storyline 3
Overall Rating 3
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

I would definitely heed the warning on this novella. I read a lot of dark or BDSM or bully romance. To me…there was nothing romantic about this story. I would more categorize this story as dub-consensual BDSM revenge erotica. Paul is a bit unstable and obsessed with payback against a bratty, artsy girl named Sage that he tutored in high school. If you like that type of erotica, this is a dark, titillating dubious-consent, punish the bratty girl by using BDSM elements tale. But for me…there was no romance…dark or otherwise. I found the short story entertaining for the category I mentioned.



Sage was right where I wanted her.

My little victim found her voice and uttered with her seductive purr. Poor thing.

“It would have lasted if you had lasted, too, Paul. It’s not my fault you came fast.” Sage had her typical wicked smile, but she was unraveling. Her lips were wide open for a kiss, her nipples were hard as pebbles and she was raising her hips to grind them against my crotch.


She gasped loud in protest when I crushed my lips against hers, bit them to the bleeding point and forced her to open her mouth. I pushed my tongue in and rubbed it against hers. Muffled moans escaped her lips. Sage struggled and writhed under me but wasn’t trying hard enough to release herself. My hands found themselves on her tender, pulsing throat and I sank my nails in the back of her soft neck until she screamed. I was bruising her delicate skin. It wouldn’t take a lot to crush her, break her windpipe and catch the last breaths of her life in my mouth. Instead, I grasped her hard enough to hurt and bruise her. I deprived her of air and controlled how much she’d get as I was devouring her, sating my hunger for the taste of an untamed, captivating creature. All her sounds drowned in my rough kiss. At first, she responded with the same painful lust by sinking her teeth in my tongue and fighting for control. The lack of oxygen and my power over her took their toll, and I assumed the top position.

She tasted just like I always thought, sweet and spicy. The mild taste of whiskey on her tongue just made me go wilder and kiss her in a more ferocious way. I sucked her tongue into my mouth and breathed some air in her, thrilled to be necessary for her survival. 

When Sage grew weak in my arms, I hurried to remove my fingers off her neck and slid them down her firm breasts. It amazed me how hard her nipples were, like two little pieces of rock I’d soon torture, just like the rest of her sensual body. That little witch needed to learn her place. She wouldn’t have any say in what would happen to her, that I’d have no qualms in taking her and treating her like my private toy. Sage would be my whore tonight. 

I played with her tender tits and drank in what I’ve longed for all these years. Then, with one smooth and precise movement I ripped her tank top open, shredding it to strips of ruined fabric. The kiss was intense enough to make my head spin. That was the perfect moment to release her luscious, roughened and bleeding lips and let her scream out.


★★★★★ This is a very dark and sizzling story which is basically a revenge scene that had been building for years. Well-written, well-edited, page-turner steamy story.

★★★★★ “Thoroughly enjoyed this book and really didn’t want it to end. Love the chemistry and feistiness. What an ending!”

★★★★★ “The undeniable attraction between the two. It is like fighting fire with fire.”

★★★★★ “Sage and Paul’s story was purely steamy and dirty! I loved every dark and twisted minute of this book. This book was so steamy and dirty I had to take breaks it was that good.”

★★★★ “I was pleasantly surprised by this novella’s character development and original plot, and would recommend it, particularly to anyone who is into BDSM.”

★★★★ “Straight up exactly what I want when I want dark bully/erotica. If you’re looking for a book to work you up with dark and to let your body enjoy the fruits of intense se* that makes you feel like you ran 50 miles than you are going to enjoy Paul and Sage.”




Lilah E. Noir is an author of erotic novels and psychological stories with an edge and a dark vibe to them. Her work has elements of taboo, seduction, different aspects of the BDSM lifestyle, with a touch of romance and tenderness.

If you love flawed characters, submissive alpha females, unconventional dominant heroes, angst, emotional darkness, lots of kinky sex scenes her books might be your kind of pleasure.


Website: http://lilahenoir.com

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Bad Bad Boy by Angel Devlin ~ Blog Tour w/ Review

BAD BAD BOY (Rats of Richstone #1) by Angel Devlin
Release Date: February 18th
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He’s the bad boy from the wrong side of the river. She’s the rich girl who wants for nothing.

They call them the rats.

The people from the poor side of Richstone river. Privilege lies just a short walk away and Liam Lawson wants it. When the head of Richstone Academy offers four places to the students of Sharrow Manor, he hatches a plan to ensure he and his friends get the opportunity to change their lives for the better… forever. Via a pact of blackmail and corruption of the girls of Richstone.

They call them the riches.

The people from the wealthy side of Richstone river. A life of excess and expectation, but Phoebe Ridley doesn’t want it. When her mother starts a social experiment at Richstone Academy, Phoebe is intrigued to meet the rats, to see how they’ll cope among the elite. She and her friends make up their own experiment. Via a pact of claiming a rat and getting them to do their bidding.

But as the two sides of the river collide and the games begin, the stakes get higher and their moves darker and deadlier… And not everyone will make it out alive.

Warning: This book ends on a huge cliffhanger, to be answered in Bad Bad Girl, Book Two.


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

A river divides the riches from the rats, the wealthy from the poor. On one side the students of Richstone Academy attend an elite school where everything is drenched in privilege and expectations. On the other side the students of Sharrow Manor deal in drugs and debauchery to help put food on the table. Liam Lawson is determined to make it out of the gutters and across the river but what happens when two very different world collide?

“Richstone River. A breadth of water was the dividing line between poverty and privilege.”

When the principal of Richstone Academy unexpectedly offers scholarships to a few Sharrow students, Liam devises a plan that is sure to place him and his friends on the short list to be chosen. Soon he is not only attending the Elite Academy, but he is also living among the riches, including the principal’s daughter, Phoebe.

“I was determined one day I’d cross the sewer and obliterate their paradise. I would be the apple. And there would be someone there who’d be tempted to bite.”

Phoebe’s whole life was full of the expectations surrounding her privilege…do better, be better, marry up. She thought her Mom was crazy when she shared her plan to invite rats to live among the riches. But Liam was not at all what she thought. What started out as an unlikely friendship of sorts turned into something more for both of them. Phoebe is desperately trying to hide her secrets and break free from what was expected of her. Liam is trying to better himself and show he is so much more than meets the eye. Secrets, lies, angst and suspense are all tucked into the pages of the first book of this new series. Do Phoebe and Liam stand a chance to be together or will the divide of the river be too wide?

“She took my depravity and enjoyed it like the finest caviar. She accepted me for who I was, not where I was from. She could become an addiction and we all knew most of those didn’t end well.”

I was really torn with this book. I struggled a ton getting through the first half and almost gave up finishing. I feel like every other sentence we were reminded that Liam and his friends were rats. It became redundant and honestly extremely annoying. We get it. They were called rats…no need to constantly keep saying it over and over. If I had to base my review on the first half alone I would have rated this story a two but I powered through and it did get better. I like Liam a lot and Phoebe’s secret was horrible. I felt so bad for her. I didn’t really see the whole bad boy persona a ton in this book. I mean yes, there were glimpses here and there but not nearly enough for me personally to consider Liam to be a bully or feel that bad boy vibe. I definitely wouldn’t consider this book to be dark. It did get better the second half. There were some crazy twists I didn’t see coming but overall this book was average for me. Perhaps it will be a phenomenal read for you.

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Angel Devlin likes to write about bad boys and billionaires. She lives in Sheffield in the UK with her partner, son, and furbaby.


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Sins at St. Joseph’s Academy by MV Ellis ~ Release Blitz w/ Review

Title: Sins at St. Joseph’s Academy
Series: The Fallen #1
Author: MV Ellis
Release: January 29, 2021
Genre: Contemporary/Bully/NA
Cover Design: Sarah Paige, Opium House Creates
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The Fallen
Beautiful. Brutal. Wicked as sin.
Five guys with the power of ten, and a burning desire to take me down.
They rule the school with cast iron fists, and stone cold hearts.
But the more they push me away, the more our destinies intertwine.
We’re thrown together by chance, bound by circumstance, and held by desire.
Our story is one of lies, revenge, blackmail, and blood.

The Fallen won’t be stopped, but nor will I.
So in the end, will the mighty be fallen?

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Steam 1
Storyline 3
Overall Rating 3
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Stephanie

The Fallen run the halls of St. Joseph’s Academy. They’re rich, sexy and most definitely untouchable. Zephyr is the leader of the pack. Then there are Tyce, Thunder, Jagger and Lennon. Everyone that knows them knows their word is law and they aren’t to be questioned. Which means their dirty little secret is safe, at least for now.

“I’m a law unto myself in this place, and everyone knows it, even the teachers, right up to the lamer than lame principal.”

Blake is the new girl at St. Joseph’s Academy. She intends to take total advantage of the once in a life time opportunity she has been given. After all, they don’t give a full scholarship to such a prestigious school to just anyone. She earned this and will do whatever it takes so she doesn’t have to return home. She knew going in that her appearance at the uptight, super rich and exclusive school may cause some waves. But she didn’t think the kings of the school would be the ones to come for her right away.

“Welcome to the motherfucking forest, Bambi. Word of warning…watch your back, or the predators will.”

Zeph doesn’t like the new girl. But he can’t seem to get her out of his mind or stay away from her. Blake has her own secrets and wants them hidden from the Fallen…especially Zeph. He’s the bad boy she knows she needs to steer clear of but kind of doesn’t want to. There is a ton of drama, mystery and attitude in this book. No bully romance would be complete without the token mean girls and super-hot asshole guys so there is an abundance of them here. Will the Fallen uncover her secret or maybe Blake already knows theirs?

“I’m the alpha, the omega, and every fucking thing in between.”

Bully Romance and Reverse Harem are some of my favorite genres. I love everything about them. Unfortunately this book didn’t work for me. I like the whole idea of the story. It’s just one we have read so many times before that this one didn’t have anything that set it apart from the others. I felt like it was very repetitive. I think because of that I had a hard time connecting with any of the characters. I personally struggled to make it through the book. But just because it wasn’t my favorite doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check it out. If you love Bully and Reverse Harem books take a chance on Sins at St. Joseph’s Academy.


Charly & Raine – “Wild parties, hot horny guys, and young woman craving the D gives you all the steam and the banter and sarcasm gives you all the laughs.”

Stephanies Book Reports – “If your a fan of high school bully romances this is one that you do not want to miss.”

Goodreads Review – “Holy smokes this book was intense.”

About MV Ellis

MV ELLIS knows what it’s like to fall head over heels in love with a badass musician. She followed her heart halfway around the world to be with one. She moved from London to Sydney after a steamy holiday romance with a sexy bass player in sultry Brazil.

Twelve years, two children and a dog later, and she’s still smitten. All this with a guy she sat next to on a bus for 36 hours! She has toured internationally as a ‘WAG’, and her experiences inspire her writing.

Ellis’ love of romance began when she was 11 years old, after a summer spent secretly reading her auntie’s books. She’s been a sucker for an alpha hero and strong heroine ever since.

An avid reader, Ellis always knew that she’d write a book of her own one day. She was right about that. Following a career spanning advertising, marketing, and social media, she finally wrote Catching London in 2017. She has continued to expand the Heartless Few series beyond Catching London, with releases planned through to 2020. In addition, she has launched a new four-part series, Rough Ink series, set in the sexy world of a New York tattoo studio. Expect the same *sexy badass guys, angst galore, witty banter, scorching bedroom scenes, and kickass sassy women; but with a whole new world, and cast of characters to get to know and love. Zed, the first book in the series launched in June 2019.

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Website: https://mvellis.com/
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