Julius by Nicole Cyper ~ Release Blitz w/ Review & Giveaway!

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Title: Julius
Author: Nicole Cypher
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: March 26, 2020

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They say success is the best revenge.

I say it isn’t enough.

I’ve spent the last twenty years building my empire, but I’ll never forget the gutters I had to crawl through to get here. Or the enemy who made it that way. Kevin Cryson, the man who destroyed my life. It isn’t enough to build my own empire if I can’t crush his.

Luckily, I’ve found his weak spot. The perfect lure in the form of a brown-eyed devil with chestnut hair and a deviant smile. The princess he never should’ve let leave the castle.

They say revenge makes people bitter.

I’ve never tasted anything so sweet.

**Julius is complete story with a guaranteed HEA and NO cliffhanger. It is set in the same world as the interconnected standalone series Darker Places, but the series is not necessary to read in order to enjoy Julius. This book is a dark romance, and thus contains dark subject matter. Reader discretion is advised.**

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REVIEW

Feels 2
Steam 2
Storyline 3
Overall Rating 3
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Reviewed by Stephanie

Sometimes a little white light can change everything. Laney and Emma have spent most of their lives sheltered and constantly being watched by their seemingly overprotective family. When the girls decide to have some fun by sneaking into a club for Emma’s birthday, they don’t see what harm it can do…after all, no one will know. What is supposed to be a night of freedom for them turns into something out of the nightmares they have always been warned about.

“My world goes dark as soon as my head hits the ground.”

Julius has waited a long time to exact revenge on the man who took everything from him and his brother. His perfect plan is finally ready and it’ll be game, set, match. But the incompetent kidnapper he hired unzips the suitcase with the wrong girl in there. Julius planned, executed and waited for Kevin Cryson’s daughter to be at his mercy. The pawn that he would use to bring down their empire but his niece will have to do.

“Twenty years I’ve crawled my way through the gutters to get to this step. The first flick of the domino that will send my enemy’s empire to the ground, just as he made my own crumble.”

This story revolves around Jules thirst for revenge but sometimes the most careful laid plans can change when the unexpected is thrown in the mix. That unexpected comes in the form of Laney, the girl who was supposed to be a means to an end but somehow turned into much more along the way. Both of them are trying to find the truth buried beneath all the mystery surrounding their families. Laney is supposed to be Jules’ prisoner but her demons are calling to his and their relationship moves past revenge. Will that be enough for Jules…can he forget the sins of the past?

“There aren’t any take backs. There aren’t any safe words. It’s me handing him the power to do what he wants to me.”

This is my first book by this author and though it’s part of the Darker Places series it can be read as a stand alone. I love a good dark romance and the whole kidnap and revenge twist was a great added bonus. For me with dark romance, it’s the darker the better…give me the super twisted, I’ll gladly take it. While this story did promise us dark sadly for me, it just wasn’t there and didn’t work for me. It wasn’t very heavy and while I like the whole storyline there just wasn’t a lot to hold onto to. With the kidnap aspect, I need more of a buildup, more of a power play and this story just turned too quickly. Way too quickly. Jules was basically a kitten. I did however like his brother. There was a lot at the beginning surrounding revenge and Laney’s family and I felt like that all sort of got lost for a while. There were just a lot of holes and I had a hard time staying connected. It was an okay read but unfortunately not a favorite for me. I’m sure there will be others who will love it.

“I’m Lainey Miller, daughter of a crime lord. Heartache to my family. Lover of a sadist. And what I want is Julius.”

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Nicole Cypher is an author and avid reader of dark romance. She began her writing journey in college and hasn’t looked back since. In her books you can expect a yummy anti-hero, plenty of action, and a happy ending.

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Shattered Skull by Tabatha Vargo ~ Review Tour w/ 5 Star Review & Giveaway!

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Title: SHATTERED SKULL
Series: Sons of Sinister #1
Author: Tabatha Vargo
Genre: New Adult MC Romance
Release Date: March 17, 2020

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The first time I saw Aiken Cross aka Skull, he was standing atop a speeding motorcycle.

The second time, he was putting his fist through my brother’s face.

Now he’s everywhere I look.

He’s making my life hell with his vulgar remarks and seductive lure, but it’s not my fault my brother joined The Border Lords, his rival crew. I keep my nose out of their business and my head in the books, yet he’s always there provoking me. Dragging me into their conflict.

Everyone in town knows you don’t mess with the Sons of Sinister, but no one ever told me what to do when a Son of Sinister messes with me.

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

Loved it! Vargo has a brilliant way with words. She makes you feel like you’re watching everything play out directly in front of your face like you could touch, taste, see and feel it all. Amazing! This story was great. A different spin on the MC trope and I devoured it. It’s not like any other I have read before. It was steamy, emotional and full of angst! Little taboo in there too! What’s not to love?! Seriously though, I can’t wait to read about the rest of the guys in this crew. They’re bad but in the best ways possible and completely addictive!

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She’s an avid reader of all things smutty and the writer of sexy stories featuring redeemable alpha bad boys and sweet, strong women.

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The Sinner by Kelsey Clayton ~ Release Blitz w/ 5 Star Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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“This DEVASTATINGLY BEAUTIFUL book was a storm that I never saw coming, but one that wrecked my heart and soul in the most wonderful of ways.” ~Karen, Bookalicious Babes Blog

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When I was a kid, my best friend betrayed me in the worst way possible, ripping my family to shreds in the aftermath. She ruined my life in one fell swoop, and didn’t even have the heart to warn me.

Now, nearly a decade later, I’m back in the town I grew up in, determined to make her pay.

They say revenge is a dangerous game, but I’ve never been one to play it safe. There is nothing I’ll love more than to find her weakness and use it to destroy her. The lie she told all those years ago will be her undoing.

Savannah Montgomery may be queen of the rich and entitled, but she’s about to meet her match.

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REVIEW

Feels 5
Steam 5
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
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Reviewed by Stephanie

One of my favorite things about the book world is when I find an author I haven’t read before and fall in love with their writing, the characters and their story. Kelsey Clayton was quickly added to my go to Author list with the first book in her Haven Grace Prep series. This second chance, enemy -to-lovers, bully romance was everything I had hoped it would be and so much more. And did you see that cover? It sure is getting hot in here.

Savannah attends the super exclusive Haven Grace Prep. She’s the captain of the cheerleaders and she and her friends rule the school. From the outside it looks like Sav has it all. The perfect life but unbeknownst to those closest to her that perfect life is an illusion. She has a secret she will do anything to keep. A secret that could destroy her. It’s her senior year and she’s almost out of the place that holds so many memories for her. She just has to keep it together and make it through these next few months. Julliard is so close she can almost taste it. She’s worked her ass off to get where she is and is determined to not let anything or anyone get in her way. But what she didn’t expect was for her whole plan to be shot to hell as soon as she looks into the dark blue eyes of Haven Grace’s new QB who also just so happens to be her childhood best friend.

“Today I kick my plan into action, and I need to be ready. She doesn’t what’s coming to her-which is exactly how I want it.”

Grayson hasn’t seen Sav in over eight years. Not since the day his whole world got turned upside down and his family had to leave town. Now he’s back as Haven Grace Preps new QB and he is ready to seek vengeance for his father. He wants to destroy the person responsible for shattering his family. His childhood best friend and the girl he once loved with all his heart, Savannah Montgomery. Sav has no idea why Grayson hates her so much. She has no idea what happened to the boy she loved who is now the bully standing before her threatening to expose her when he finds out her dark secret.

“There isn’t a single thing in my life you haven’t ruined. Broken everything that ever meant anything to me. Now, I won’t stop until I break you.”

Things get super complicated right away between Gray and Sav and they walk that very thin line between love and hate. Grayson is hell bent on destroying her and making her pay for what she did. He plans to shatter the perfect illusion she has built at Haven Grace Prep. He is also struggling with this crazy intense bond between them that’s been there since they were kids. There is this constant push and pull between them but the whole time you can just feel the unbreakable connection and love these two have for each other. It’s so heartbreaking and messy and insanely beautiful. But when dark secrets are exposed and the past comes crashing into the present they both discover everything is not always as it seems. Sometimes the truth can hurt more than the lie. Can love set them free?

“Our mouths mold together like they were meant for only this. Like everything was intended to come to this very moment. Like all my life this was where I belonged.”

I can’t express enough how much I absolutely loved these two characters. I wanted to hate Grayson but I just couldn’t. Once we find out all that’s behind his insatiable need for revenge we start to understand more of who he is and the hurt he has carried for years. He really is a sweet guy and I so desperately wanted these two to make it together and find the love they both deserved. They were young but their bond was so strong. Then there’s Sav. I adored her character. She was a super bitch when it came to some things at school but she had to be. It was all part of the web of secrets and lies. But she was amazing and strong and resilient. One of my favorite characters ever. She loved hard and my heart broke into a million pieces for her when we discover the extent of her secret. High school bully romances are one of my favorite genres and although sometimes lately the storylines seem repetitive, I usually don’t mind. I love them so much and always find myself going back for more. With this book the author gave us a unique storyline that set it apart from some others. I would highly recommend this book to lovers of bully romance and second chances. I can’t wait for the next book in the series!

“We were always meant to be together. You may not believe that anymore, but that’s alright. I’ll believe in it enough for both of us.”

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“You know, you might be lacking in male genitalia, but the guys’ bathroom is across the hall.”

He narrows his eyes on me, and I think I even see the corner of his mouth twitch—but that could be my mind playing tricks on me. “Funny, because the Savi I knew would turn bright red at the slightest mention of a dick.”

I cross my arms and lean back against the cool ceramic. “That girl is long gone.”

“So I’ve noticed.” He crosses the distance between us and reaches his hand out to brush the hair out of my face. “It’s a shame. She was my favorite.”

He’s so close that his scent overtakes my senses. The smell of smoke masked over by cologne, yet still him. I don’t dare to move as he brings his hand to the back of my neck and presses his forehead against mine. Even after all these years, he’s makes my whole body come alive. Every nerve ending concentrates on his touch. He remains still, his lips only millimeters from mine.

“Gray.” I whisper, but regret the nickname as soon as it comes out of my mouth.

He tenses instantly, and the energy in the room changes. His grip tightens as he pulls back, and the fire in his dark blue eyes sends fear straight through me.

“Don’t call me that,” he growls. “You don’t get to fucking call me that.”

My brows furrow. “What happened to you?”

The dark chuckle that comes from his mouth echoes around the small room. “Isn’t it obvious, Savannah?” My name is like poison on his tongue. “You happened to me. There isn’t a single thing in my life that you haven’t ruined. Broken everything that ever meant anything to me. Now, I won’t stop until I break you.”

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Kelsey Clayton is a 29-year-old mother of two from a small town in lower Delaware. Born and raised in New Jersey, she discovered her love for writing when she used it as a coping mechanism to get through hard times. Since then, she has been passionately writing novels that make people fall in love with the characters and the storylines. She writes from a mix of personal experiences and imagination. As an avid beach lover, her dream is to write an entire book with her feet in the sand.

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Waiting For My Queen by Georgia Cates ~ Release Blitz w/ 5 Star Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Title: Waiting For My Queen
A Dark Mafia Romance
Author: Georgia Cates
Genre: Adult Dark Romance
Release Date: March 3, 2020

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Emilia—
All I’ve ever wanted was to marry for love.
But girls like me don’t have that luxury.
We are used as pawns in a game we can’t control.
The game? It’s called Mafia.
I was foolish enough to try to change the rules… and I lost.

Luca—
She was promised to me years ago.
And he dared to take her from me.
Dared to touch what was mine.
I put an end to that.
I hope he’s enjoying the view from his dirt room.

Emilia—
My beloved’s killer placed a ruby ring on my finger and called me his queen.
But that red gem symbolizes something different for me.
It represents the blood shed by those I love most.
Hell was empty the day we wed.
Because the devil was standing before me and said “I do.”

Luca—
I saw her as a possession.
A shiny toy I didn’t want other boys to play with.
But she’s so much more.
Beautiful and brave and strong and broken all at once.
She tastes like everything I’ve ever wanted.

Emilia—
Hidden and patient.
I wait for the perfect time to seek my revenge.
But slowly, I feel him possessing me.
His heart is full of darkness… and I still want every inch of him.
Hard as I try, I can’t escape loving this beautiful monster.

Luca—
I’m waiting patiently because I already know that she’s mine.
Mine in a way that no one will ever understand.
Even if she hasn’t yet realized it.
For love, I’d do anything.
For her, I’d do everything.

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REVIEW

Feels 3
Steam 5
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
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Reviewed by Lindsey

Mafia…check
Alpha male…check
Sassy heroine…check
Steamy…double check!

This book clicked all of my five star boxes and then some. I loved it! Georgia did an incredible job with Luca and Emilia. Lots of tension and grit. Just when I thought there was absolutely NO WAY Luca could be redeemable, man oh man. He did and then some. And I didn’t even fathom the possibility of that happening. Great read and can’t wait to see if there will be any more books with these characters in them. Across the board it was amazing. Don’t miss out!

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I focus my attention on the girl sitting to Sofia’s left. The more beautiful one. The older-looking one. The more frightened-looking one with tears pooling in her lower lids.

Dark brown hair cascading over her shoulders and down her arms, the ends nuzzling against her bare skin like a frightened child clinging to its mother. Almond-shaped deep-caramel eyes surrounded by lush dark lashes. A few scattered freckles across the bridge of her perfectly shaped nose. Plump, glossy coral lips.

In my wildest dreams, my betrothed didn’t grow up to be this beautiful. And it annoys the hell out of me because I don’t want to be attracted to her.

I want to make her suffer.

Sofia Bellini grips the hand of the girl in question. “Please, Marco. Swear to me on your honor that my daughter will be safe with you.”

My father chuckles. “Emilia is going to give us babies, heirs to the Rossini empire. There is no safer place for her than with our family. You know that.”

Sofia and the girl beside her, my Emilia, embrace one another and sob. Her grandmother and sisters cluster around her doing the same. It’s pathetic. I would have expected less of a display from Bellinis. Certainly not this spectacle.

My betrothed has weaknesses. Those will need to be eliminated before she influences our sons with that nonsense.

“That’s more than enough of that,” I tell them.

She lifts her chin and her eyes meet mine for the first time. Inside those deep-caramel orbs, I see something I like very much: rage. There during one heartbeat and gone the next, it was only a fleeting flash. But I saw it and I don’t mistake it for what it is.

This girl is going to be so much fun to break.

“Come, Emilia. I’m ready to take you home.”

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Georgia Cates

Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.

When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her music and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.

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The Wrong/Right Man by Aurora Rose Reynolds ~ Release Blitz w/ 4 Star Review & Giveaway!

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Title: The Wrong/Right Man
Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 3, 2020

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Waking up to a text asking why you stood up your blind date is not the best way to start the day, especially when the man in question is standing half dressed in your kitchen.

Maybe Dakota Newton shouldn’t have assumed the gorgeous man with a devastating smile standing outside the coffee shop was her date. She probably— Okay, she definitely shouldn’t have slept with him, regardless of how hot the chemistry between them was. But how could she know Mr. Right was actually Mr. Wrong?

Braxton Adams has been called a few things in his life, but a liar was never one of them. That all changes when he’s approached by a beautiful woman who thinks he’s there to meet her for a date.

As a businessman, Brax knows to trust his gut and never let an opportunity pass him by, so he pretends to be someone he’s not.

Maybe he shouldn’t have lied. Maybe he should have come clean. But in the end, it doesn’t matter, because now he has to prove he’s not the wrong man but the right one.

So what if he’s not the man she’s expecting? She’s the one he’s been waiting for.

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Feels 3
Steam 4
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Lindsey

Gahhhhh!! I swear every book Reynolds has that boom! And I freakin’ love it! This book was steamy and full of tension and had an over the top alpha male that had me swooning! Amazing read! Reynolds nails yet another one. Her stories are so good! You feel happy after reading them even though she can put you through an emotional wringer! If you want an over the top alpha that gets what he wants no matter what…read this now!!!

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Aurora Rose Reynolds

Aurora Rose Reynolds is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author whose wildly popular series include Until, Until Him, Until Her, Underground Kings and Shooting Stars.

Her writing career started in an attempt to get the outrageously alpha men who resided in her head to leave her alone and has blossomed into an opportunity to share her stories with readers all over the world.

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Brix by Brooke O’Brien ~ Release Blitz w/ Review, Trailer & Giveaway!

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Brix Ward is a Grade A prick.

He’s arrogant, spoiled, and self-centered. As the lead singer of A Rebels Havoc, he’s used to women falling over themselves for a chance to tame the wild bad boy.

Except for me.

I still remember the boy I grew up with. The one who went out of his way to make my life a living hell. I did my best to avoid him at all costs.

Imagine my surprise when our parents announced they had eloped, then left me to live with my new stepbrother. Alone.

Now, no matter what I do, there’s no escaping him. He’s always there, tempting me, provoking me. Every moment of every day. The more we’re around each other, the more the heat between us begins to rise.

If he thinks he can hurt me again, he’s dead wrong.

I won’t let him be the one to destroy me, even if it breaks my heart.

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Feels 3
Steam 2
Storyline 3.5
Overall Rating 3.5
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Reviewed by Stephanie

Enemies to lovers, a sexy rock star and a forbidden stepbrother romance to top to it off. We get the promise of that and so much more in the first book in A Rebel’s Havoc series by Brooke O’Brien.

“There’s a fine line between love and hate, and it’s about to be set on fire.”

Ivy needs money for school so to save up she heads to a place she’d rather not for the summer…home. While she is excited to see her Mom and her bestie, she’s not all that excited to be back in the town she grew up in. A girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do, right? And that’s how unfortunately within the first few hours of being home she runs into the one person she dreaded seeing most. The bane of her very existence…Brix Ward.

“To say I hated Brix Ward would be a mild understatement. If he were to go up in flames standing in front of me, I wouldn’t bother to offer him the glass of water in my hand.”

Brix doesn’t recognize Ivy at first but she knows right off the bat that the super sexy lead singer of A Rebel’s Havoc is still the same entitled jackass he’s always been. He thinks he can have any girl he wants bent over and ready with one of his signature sexy smiles but Ivy refuses to be another notch on his bed post. What happens when they discover they will be living under the same roof and with Ivy’s new job be seeing a lot more of each other? Their “I love to hate you but really want you” relationship starts to get a little intense and a whole lot of steamy. Is it possible for bad boy Brix to really change his ways for Ivy or will the secret he is keeping from her ruin their chance at love?

“I’ll never let him see me broken. He doesn’t deserve to know he got through to me.”

I loved the whole idea of this book. I am a sucker for an enemies to lover read and the fact that we also got a sexy rock star and a stepbrother romance all tied up in a pretty package pulled me right in. That cover…yes, please. I liked most of this book but sadly I just didn’t love it. I think it’s that I need a little more of the enemy part in my books. Ivy was a good character but she gave in to Brix so easily and he shed his bad boy persona just as quickly. I felt it was missing a lot of that much needed build up that I have come to love in these types of stories. The whole push and pull of the enemies to lovers. It just escalated too quickly for me so I felt disconnected from the characters and the story. I did however love some of the secondary characters and hope Ivy’s BFF gets her own book next. I am looking forward to seeing how this series plays out so I will definitely be reading more.

“I think you were meant to come into my life.”

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Brooke O’Brien is the author of the Heart’s Compass series and the Tattered Heart duet. Her upcoming release, BRIX, a stepbrother/bully romance, is set to release on February 28th, 2020.

Growing up Brooke always had a love of writing; she started out writing poetry when she was young and began journaling her thoughts as she grew older. Diving headfirst into a good book has always been therapeutic for her. Now her two passions have collided.

Brooke believes you can cure any bad day with chocolate or by going on a long drive with the windows down and the music turned up! She’s found that’s when her characters talk to her the most! If she’s not reading or writing, you’ll probably find her spending time with her family and friends, watching Hawkeye football or NBA basketball, going to the movies, or collecting signed paperbacks.

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Creeping Beautiful by JA Huss ~ Blog Tour w/ 4.5 Star Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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McKAY
I wasn’t the one who broke her but I played my part.
She came to us when she was ten. I raised her. I loved her.
I taught her how to survive in a world of evil men.
But it wasn’t enough.

ADAM
I wasn’t the one who saved her but I did my best.
She needed me as much as I needed her.
Bought and paid for on the auction block.
But not for the reasons you think.
She was my weapon.

DONOVAN
I wasn’t the one who lied to her but I hid her truth.
She was broken before I got there.
Wild and angry. Defiant and bratty.
But she trusted me most.
She loved me best.
So I set her free.
Indie Anna Accorsi is a woman lost in her past.
A pretty little nightmare.
A gorgeous piece of misery.
A mess of lovely darkness.
She is creeping beautiful.
And now we want her back.

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Whoa! So twisted, messed up but beautiful broken people. I honestly didn’t quite know where this story was going at times because these clever twists would pop up out of nowhere. None of the people are what I’d label as a “reliable narrator” so just when you think you have a truth you can throw into your memory bank…bam! No…that’s not really what happened. I enjoyed the secrets and the Company and the missions that go on behind the scenes. The storyline was amazing and intriguing. This first part was unraveling where everything took a sharp turn and went wrong. I definitely had some guesses and some were right and some were a little off base since I was led awry. But it was so fun to figure out a little tiny bit of what was really going on. Great read.

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EXCERPT

MCKAY

I tried to track her that first year. I felt obligated. I mean, I did turn her into this… bloodthirsty sociopath, right? The least I could do was keep an eye on her and make sure she didn’t lose her mind and start offing people. But she literally disappeared. No trace. By this time Adam, Donovan, and I had been running ex-Company teams for several years. We had connections. Not anything as intricate as what we had before the Company fell, but it was enough to get intel and keep teams alive.

Even with all that, Indie was gone. I found some security cam footage of her truck right after she left. Had a decent, if spotty, track record of her as she made her way east towards Mobile. But after that… nothing. That was under two hours.

Two hours.

That’s all it took for her to wipe herself off the map.

It was a weird time for me. I was so fucking confused. I kept playing what happened back in my head over and over again. Donovan left right after Indie, claiming he couldn’t be a part of this. So it was just me that night.

Just me. All alone in this house.

I’ve been alone here before. Every time Adam and Indie went on a job I stayed behind.

But this wasn’t that kind of alone.

This was… loneliness.

Adam wasn’t picking up his phone. I called him constantly through that night, but he never picked up once. Finally, I had left so many messages his voicemail was full and I gave up. I went up to my bedroom and fell asleep, confident Adam would call me with some kind of update.

He sent a text.

A fuckin’ text that said, “It’s over.”

Just thinking about that fills me with hot anger right now.

How do you send a text like that?

I called him back that same day. He didn’t answer. I texted. He didn’t answer. So I busied myself tracking Indie on the various security cams.

I figured, OK. Everybody needs a moment. We just need to get our heads on straight and figure this out. And then they’d all be back.

No one came back.

Well, I guess that’s not true. Obviously, someone covered the furniture in white sheets and shut the house up.

But everyone moved on so I moved on too. Went to my machine shop. Turned the upstairs into a livable apartment. Started making some art pieces. Mostly outdoor sculptures. Opened up a fucking Etsy shop.

Which makes me chuckle a little, that’s how stupid it sounds. I was a thirty-two-year-old retired child-assassin trainer selling metal art on Etsy.

But I like my fucking Etsy shop. It calms me. Gives me purpose. And I sell a shit ton of art on there.

Once Indie left there was nothing. I had nothing. She was my everything. I probably could’ve been happy if Adam had come home. Probably could’ve stayed in the business if he was there.

But he disappeared too.

He’d moved on. The things that happened that day could not be fixed.

We were all… broken.

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CREEPING BEAUTIFUL REVIEW QUOTES

“I was so hooked by this book. This is 6 stars all the way!!! I think I need a physical copy of this one for my shelves.” – Goodreads Reviewer Micheala

“Bravo, my mind is well and truly blown! A Brilliant, Mind-Bending Romantic Suspense!” – Goodreads Reviewer MissPetiteBrunetteBookBlog

“An exceptionally well-crafted story, beautifully well-written, with compelling characters, an incredible world-building, and twists and turns that will leave you in awe.” – Goodreads Reviewer Avephoenix

“Creeping Beautiful is not the kind of book you simply read. You experience it. You live it. This story and these characters will burrow under your skin and embed themselves in your soul… and you will welcome it.” – Goodreads Reviewer Jammie Bebout

“I loved loved loved this book. Right up through the epilogue, she was dropping bombs on me. I cannot wait for more!!” – Goodreads Reviewer Meow Meow

“*boom* Mind. Blown. This book is freaking AH-Mazing! This is a romantic suspense with tons of twists and turns, you never know what to expect! That ending ya’ll. I didn’t see it coming!” – Goodreads Reviewer A

ABOUT JA HUSS

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JA Huss is the New York Times Bestselling author of 321 and has been on the USA Today Bestseller’s list 21 times in the past five years. She writes characters with heart, plots with twists, and perfect endings.

Her new sexy sci-fi romance and paranormal romance pen name is KC Cross and she writes novels and teleplays collaboratively with actor and screenwriter, Johnathan McClain.

Her books have sold millions of copies all over the world, the audio version of her semi-autobiographical book, Eighteen, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award and an Audie Award in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Her audiobook, Mr. Perfect, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award in 2017. Her audiobook, Taking Turns, was nominated for an Audie Award in 2018. Five of her book were optioned for a TV series by MGM television in 2018. And her book, Total Exposure, was nominated for a RITA Award in 2019.

She lives on a ranch in Central Colorado with her family.

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