Lies by A.L. Woods ~ Release Blitz w/ 4 Star Review!

Lies by A.L. Woods is now live!

Rich girl, poor boy.
It was the oldest story.
Yet it was ours.
I knew Penelope was different the moment I laid eyes on her.
But all she wanted was to be friends-with-benefits.
My best friend told me not to f*ck the new girl.
He didn’t say anything about marrying her.
Or what might happen if we broke our vows.

I was the rebellious trust fund baby.
The one who threw the finger to her parents.
I designed a life I loved.
No rules, no expectations.
Something easy.
Dougie didn’t want easy, he wanted commitment.
Babies, marriage, the postcard perfect house in the ‘burbs.
The life. It was all ours.
Until it wasn’t.
All we had now were lies and betrayal.
Lies that might just cost us everything.

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Steam 2
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Stephanie

The truth doesn’t cost anything. But a lie could cost you everything. This is the story of a bright eyed girl that was born with a silver spoon in her mouth and a poor hard working guy from the other side of the tracks. How they met, how they fell in love and how ultimately the lies they both told could destroy everything.

“I was tired of telling lies.”

Penelope and Dougie meet on a job site where she’s the designer and he’s working construction with his best friend. They are the total opposites of one another. But they are immediately drawn to each other and their chemistry is sizzling. Penelope doesn’t do relationships. She’s just looking for some fun…but Dougie? Dougie is all in right away.

“I wasn’t going to just fuck the new girl. I was going to marry her.”

Dougie doesn’t care that Pen is rich and she does care that he doesn’t have two dimes to rub together. They both fall for each other…head over heels and super quick. They have this great connection and wonderful story of two people who just belong together. Everything was so good. Staying up late and talking until the sun came up turned into avoiding going home. Secrets, lies and betrayals. The perfect life they had built together was slowly falling apart. What happens when you tell a lie to the person you’ve vowed to spend the rest of your life with? Or when you feel betrayed by the person you love? For two people who loved each other so much and built a life together over the past several years, is this really the end or can they find their way back to each other?

“Our unlikely love story – and our unexpected destruction.”

This was a very emotional story full of love and unbearable loss. There are definitely some tough topics in this book but I really think the author did a great job with the way they were written. Loss and grief can reshape who we are. But sometimes we find people who will fight along with you and ensure you come out the other side. I really enjoyed this book. It definitely will pull at your heart strings. This is a standalone book but it does interconnect with Veritas. These characters are in that book quite a bit. I think that’s where this one was a little hard for me. I hate to admit I didn’t like Pen in Verity at all. I did grow to like her more in this book and my heart hurt for her. I wasn’t sure about Dougie. I liked him…I hated him. But in this story I loved him. You could feel the pain and love they were both going through. I know this says it can be read as a standalone but I feel like reading Verity first definitely helped me understand these characters better. They kind of went hand in hand for me. Very well written, emotional read with characters you will love.

“Penelope had given me a destination, a place to be. She’d given me a home in her heart.”

Meet A.L. Woods

A.L. Woods is an author of rollercoaster romances, caffeine aficionado, and collector of Sailor Moon paraphernalia.

She lives 40 minutes west of Toronto, Ontario with her partner, Michael, and their 8lb larger-than-life miniature dachshund, Maia-whom they lovingly refer to as their ‘doghter.’

Woods can be found holed away in her office writing her next novel with a bowl of Nibs within arm’s reach. When she’s not writing, she’s likely belting out an ad-libbed song, emotionally investing in a fictional bad boy with a strong jawline and fluency in sarcasm or inventing fresh ways to procrastinate.

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Scared to Love by Siobhan Davis ~ Blog Tour w/ 4.25 Star Review, Giveaway & Excerpt!

It can’t work.
She’s too broken.
He’s too young.

Scared to Love, an all-new angst-filled dark mafia romance set from USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Siobhan Davis, is available now!

A new dark mafia friends-to-lovers romance from USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Siobhan Davis.

Serena has felt trapped her entire life, living a lie because it was demanded of her.

Years of torture at the hands of her sadistic husband have left her battered and bruised, but not defeated. She needs to stay strong for her children, and she’s determined to reset her future.

The future she has all thanks to Alessandro.

He saved her that fateful night when her husband died, and he continues to save her as she struggles to piece her life back together.

Yet the closer they get, the more it terrifies her because no man has ever made her feel like this.

It can’t work.

She’s too broken.

He’s too young.

And she’ll never trust a made man again.

Women never get under Alesso’s skin—until Serena. They share an intense connection that can’t be ignored, no matter how hard she tries to push him away.

He knows she’s scared. He is too, but she’s worth the risk. Alesso vows to be patient, until danger resurfaces and now all bets are off. Serena needs to understand how much she means to him and he will do everything to protect her.

The situation grows more tense as the DeLucas plot against Bennett Mazzone and the surviving mafia heirs. But Alesso will lay down his life before he lets Serena get hurt again.

Now his walls are lowered, the gloves are off, and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe.

Even if it means letting her go.

This is a full-length 105k-word novel with NO cliff-hanger and an HEA, set in the Mazzone Mafia world. This is the third and final book in this series. For readers who enjoy friends-to-lovers, second chance, reverse age-gap, dark mafia romance. May contain triggers – please read the note at the start of the book.

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Feels 3
Storyline 4.25
Steam 3
Overall Rating 4.25
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Reviewed by Robin

A slow burn mafia romance that I really enjoyed. Serena was in an abusive arranged marriage and has suffered a lot of trauma from enduring the cruel torture from her husband. This story is after she has escaped but steadily moving her children and herself past their previous situation. And SLOW it is. Serena needs someone in her life who is patient, kind and understanding. ENTER ALESSO. These two start off as friends with a spark and it was sweet to read it move into something more. That man…he has the patience of a saint. I’ve always liked his character but he’s so much more than a bodyguard and playmate to the children. The insight he displays on negotiations and tactics is interesting to see and how Ben values his contributions. While this book definitely focused on the emotional healing by Serena for the majority of the story…once the action and intrigue pick up in the last quarter…it’s very much the page turner suspense book that you expect from Siobhan Davis. Great twist and crazy ending. I’m excited to see where some of these characters venture to next.


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She slams to a halt, turning to face me. “I would never deliberately deceive you. That’s not who I am.” Fire underscores her tone, and I like hearing it.

“I didn’t mean it that way. I know who you are.”

The saddest expression washes over her features. “If that was true, you wouldn’t be standing here with me now. You wouldn’t be spending time with me each day. You would run a mile if you realized exactly who I am.”

I risk stepping a little closer. “I have known you long enough to know the kind of woman you are, Serena. I’d like to think you’ve known me long enough to know you could tell me anything, and it wouldn’t scare me away.” Reaching out slowly, I take her gloved hands in my bare ones. “I spend time with you because I enjoy it. I want to get to know you better. I want to support you as you deal with the things you need to deal with.”

“Why me? I’m too old. Too broken. I have kids. I come with so much baggage I’m completely weighted down with it. I—”

I can’t listen to her beat herself up any longer, so I place two fingers over her mouth, quietly shushing her as I prepare to negate each of her concerns. “One. You’re not too old, and I’m not too young. Age is just a number, and I refuse to allow stupid societal norms to dictate who I spend my time with or categorize the nature of that relationship. Two. Broken is subjective, and we all have our broken parts, but guess what?” I move my fingers from her lips to her cheeks, silently rejoicing when she doesn’t flinch or shy away. “Broken parts can be glued back together. Three, I adore your kids, and they are the cherry on top. And four, every single person in the world has some kind of baggage. It’s called life.”

Tears glisten in her eyes, spilling onto her cheeks. “You’re not real,” she whispers. “You can’t be.”

My heart aches for her because I see the mistrust and disbelief in her eyes. “I’m real, Rena.” Taking her hand, I slip it under my coat and over my shirt-covered chest, where my heart is currently jumping cartwheels in honor of her presence. “I’m as real as it gets.”

Copyright © Siobhan Davis 2021

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Siobhan Davis is a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Amazon Top 10 bestselling romance author. Siobhan writes emotionally intense stories with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She has sold over 1.5 million books and her titles are translated into several languages.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.

She lives in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

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By Sin I Rise Part 2 by Cora Reilly ~ Blog Tour w/ 4 Star Review & Excerpt!

A fatal bond that was never meant to be.

By Sin I Rise Part 2, the intense, highly anticipated finale to the By Sin I Rise Duet from USA Today bestselling author Cora Reilly is available now!

A fatal bond that was never meant to be.

Marcella gave Maddox the impossible choice, and he chose her.

Still, she wonders if Maddox is ready to commit to a relationship, or if he’s scared of losing the uninhibited freedom his biker lifestyle offered him.

All his life Maddox knew who his enemies were, but suddenly he’s at a loss whom to trust. Will he ever find a place in Marcella’s life and family, or will old companions give him a new home and purpose?

Can enemies ever truly become lovers if the odds are against them?

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Steam 4
Storyline 4
Feels 5
Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Joanna

I was slightly disappointed in the start of this next chapter of Marcella and Maddox’s story. It didn’t start off as steamy as I had hoped for. There is a lot of anxiety in the new relationship between the two. Do they make it public…do they not? Marcella is a strong woman and making a name for herself. Maddox is trying to find his place in her world.

I love the strong alpha male side to Maddox. But he seemed to bow down a lot in this new version of himself. He doesn’t get to show his alpha side as much in this story and that is too bad. There is a lot of drama in the next storyline and little of the sexiness that I love. So if there was more of that splattered in…it would be five stars. It is so well written. The spiciness was just not there. It started off slow for me and I had a hard time connecting with the book this time around.


“What?” I asked after I’d taken a sip from my drink.

“None of my other bodyguards would ever drink on the job.”

“I’m not really your bodyguard,” I said quietly. The meeting with Giovanni made me resent this charade even more. I wanted to claim Marcella as mine in front of everyone.

“What are you then?” She stepped closer, an almost challenging gleam in her eyes. I could feel the eyes of half the people in the room settling on us, even the few that hadn’t paid us any attention before.

“Your noble servant, Snow White,” I said with a wry smile and took another nip from my drink. I had only eyes for the woman in front me now and the way she looked at me, like she considered me hers as much as I considered her mine.

She shook her head, taking another step closer. “More.”

“I’m more, or you want more?” I asked.

“Both,” she said quietly, stopping right in front of me. Now we had the attention of pretty much the entire room.

“Kiss me,” she said, taking me by surprise. Not that I hadn’t been thinking about doing it.

“You sure? Some of these old ladies look as if that’s more action than they got in years. They’ll talk shit about you.”

“I don’t care what they say. You are my man and we’ve hidden it for too long. I’m sick of bowing to their whims, of being a slave to their rules, of hiding. If my family can accept us, then they better do.”

“Snow White, if we do this, I won’t ever let you go. I’ll be yours till I die. You can have my heart, my soul, my life, and everything else you want from me.”

“I’ll take them all,” she said haughtily before her face softened and those luscious lips pulled into a smile.

I set the glass down, wrapped one arm around Marcella’s slim waist and kissed her, and not a chaste kiss either. I laid my claim on the princess of New York before all of their judgmental eyes, hoping they’d choke on their shock.

The kiss lasted only for a couple of heartbeats, a fleeting moment in time, but with consequences for the rest of our lives.

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Cora Reilly is the author of the Born in Blood Mafia Series, The Camorra Chronicles and many other books, most of them featuring dangerously sexy bad boys. Before she found her passion in romance books, she was a  traditionally published author of young adult literature.

Cora lives in Germany with a cute but crazy Bearded Collie, as well as the cute but crazy man at her side. When she doesn’t spend her days dreaming up sexy books, she plans her next travel adventure or cooks too spicy dishes from all over the world.

Despite her law degree, Cora prefers to talk books to laws any day.

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Secrets & Lies by Brooke Blaine & Ella Frank ~ Blog Tour w/ 4.25 Star Review!

Secrets & Lies by USA Today Best Selling Authors Brooke Blaine and Ella Frank is Now Available!


I wasn’t supposed to want him. The bronzed god lying by my pool in tight shorts that left little to the imagination. But I was only human, and with the temptation constantly within reach, it was only a matter of time before I could no longer resist.

It was wrong. I knew that.

He was my son’s age.
Hell, he was my son’s friend.

But even worse…I was his teacher.

Secrets & Lies is a standalone teacher-student MM romance from USA Today bestselling authors Brooke Blaine & Ella Frank. 

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Feels 2
Storyline 4.25
Steam 5
Overall Rating 4.25
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Reviewed by Robin

This forbidden romance evoked so many mixed emotions for me! I loved Ash and Ryder…their flirty meet cute, unbelievable attraction and insane impulse control. Ash’s hot and cold actions drove me crazy. I wanted to shout…just tell him we can put this on hold until you graduate. But no….my heart was skipping a beat with taboo rendezvous where they can be discovered! Yikes! Nevertheless…I was pulled into the story HARD and I always am addicted to an emotional student/teacher romance. Entertaining and definitely worth the heartache in the end. Great quick to read standalone.

About Ella Frank

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite erotic serial, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction.

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.​

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Brooke Blaine is a USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary romance that ranges from comedy to suspense to erotic. The latter has scarred her conservative Southern family for life, bless their hearts.

If you’d like to get in touch with her, she’s easy to find – just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for years. Or you can reach her at

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Ruthless King by Faith Summers ~ Blog Tour w/ 4 Star Review & Excerpt

The truth hurts, but lies can kill…

Ruthless King, an all-new standalone dark mafia romance by Faith Summers is available now!

I offer to do anything to save my father’s life when he’s captured by the devil he owes a debt to.

A three-million-dollar debt. 

So, I became the devil’s spy as I enter the lair of the Cartel King to take a job as a live-in nanny for his niece.

My orders were simple.

All I needed to do was this: 

Get close to the Cartel King. 

Be his to do anything he wants me to do. 

Make him trust me enough to tell me the secrets his enemies need. 

Do that, and I will save my father.

I just never expected to fall in love.

Or that Alejandro Ramírez would be the first man to heal my broken heart.

When he discovers the truth, I may wish I’d died instead of making that deal with the devil. 

Ruthless King’ is the sixth book in the Dark Syndicate series. It is a standalone Age-Gap Dark Mafia Romance, complete with HEA and no cliffhangers.

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Storyline 4
Steam 2
Overall Rating 4
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Lucia is taken to be a nanny to a cartel king’s child as part of her way to help her father out of debt. While Lucia and Alejandro are attracted to each other, I did not feel the chemistry between them. It was super fast insta love…which unfortunately I do not care for. She doesn’t know anything about this guy except that he’s a cartel leader, killer, murderer and is swooning minutes after she meets him. Knowing he will use her as a human pin cushion. On top of that, she is supposed to be taking care of the most precious thing in the world to him and getting inside info to give to the guy who her dad owes money to.

I saw some of the reviews were glowing for this story and I’m sorry to say that I wasn’t able to connect with the characters. I have seen this storyline before and really need a twist early on in a book for me to like it. Sadly this story did not do it for me, contrary to a lot of readers. A few steamy scenes kept my attention but other than that I skimmed a little. Maybe like the majority of the reviews, you will fall in love with this book and enjoy the insta love.


Raw heat is still streaking through my body just from the mere handshake.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more perfect man.

Eyes the shade of a crow’s wing are locked on mine, and full symmetrical lips

quirk up into a mercurial smile.

His face is all angles with high exotic cheekbones and a chiseled jaw you’d

find on a storybook prince. The bright morning sun shines over his skin, making it

look like the sun kissed it that color bronze.

The gray streaks in his beard, hairline, and temples only serve to highlight his

beauty and strength in what I can see of the rest of his body. As if to highlight that his

perfection came with age and he’ll look even better and better, and sexier, the older

he gets. The silver hoop in his ear tames him a fraction, adding to his style but also

conjuring the image of a pirate in my mind. It gives a glimpse of the conquering cartel

king he is.

Of course, I was given a picture of Alejandro Ramírez before coming to this ill-

fated interview. So, I already knew he looks like a seamless blend of Antonio

Banderas and my all-time favorite Mexican actor Eduardo Verástegui.

Alejandro is what they would look like if they were one person.

The lucid image makes me wonder if I really am stuck in a fucked-up rendition

of a dark fairytale. One where he is the prince and I’m the villain, or maybe everyone

is the antithesis to good in this story.

About Faith Summers

Faith Summers is the Dark Contemporary Romance pen name of USA Today Bestselling Author, Khardine Gray.

Warning !! Expect wild romance stories of the scorching hot variety with the kind of alpha male bad boys best reserved for your fantasies. 

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