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

ANTHOLOGY LINKS

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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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The Mrs. Degree by Sara Ney ~ Release Blitz

From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Sara Ney comes a new series about strong, single girls falling in love: accidentally.

THE MRS. DEGREE
Sara Ney
Release Date: May 3

I never thought I would get pregnant in college.

When I did, I thought leaving Jack Jennings was doing him a giant favor—he had a bright future ahead of him as a football star—the last thing he needed was me and a baby standing in his way of his dreams.

Honestly? I figured he would eventually forget about me.

I would raise our child in secret and watch Jack on television, and the pain of what I’d done to him would heal.

The last person I expected to see on my brothers doorstep seven years later was Jack; obviously, or I wouldn’t have answered it.

A superstitious athlete, dreams were keeping him awake at night that were preventing him from excelling on the field—dreams he was hoping I could make…disappear.

He looked so good. So much older.

Kind. Handsome.

Turns out, he hadn’t forgotten about me either, and he hadn’t put our past behind him.

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Review

Feels 0
Storyline 3.5
Steam 2
Overall Rating 3.5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Ladyballs

I have to say that this book had me excited by the blurb that I had read. But once I did get my hands on it, I was surprised that I couldn’t connect with the story. Penelope and Jack went to college together and dated. He had the opportunity to become a big NFL star and Penelope at the same time found out she was pregnant. She thought she did the honorable thing by completely ignoring him, cutting him off and blocking him. I hate this scenario in every book that authors do this in. It can only set up for a huge blowout once the father finds out. It’s now seven years later and Jack is in a slump. For some reason, he thinks seeing Penelope will help with his latest downward spiral. He is determined to find her and get her out of his mind. Once he does find her, not only does he get the shock of his life but feelings are clearly not done for the two of them. The way these two are brought back together left a lot to be desired. Once they found each other it did pick up a bit but I was still feeling down from the start. The sexy scenes could have been more frequent and a little bit steamier but that’s just my opinion. It was an ok book for me. I am looking forward to reading more in this series and see if things are different in other books.

Meet Sara Ney

Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives in the Midwest, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British. 

For a list of cities/venues Sara will be signing at, or to purchase signed books, please visit her website at http://www.authorsaraney.com

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Meet Me at Midnight by Melissa Toppen ~ Release Blitz & Giveaway

Meet Me at Midnight by Melissa Toppen is LIVE!

Title: Meet Me at Midnight
Author: Melissa Toppen
Release: April 29, 2022
Genre: Friends to Lovers Romance

Blurb

Meet me at midnight– whispered words from drunken lips.

Lips that I had spent years wanting to kiss.

Lips that I had dreamt about night after night, waking to wonder what if.

What if he noticed me?

What if he wanted me?

What if

But I quickly learned some things are better left to wonder.

Especially where Levi Mills is concerned.

He didn’t just steal my innocence that night.

He broke every part of me.

Dismantled me from the inside out until there was nothing left of the girl I used to be.

Years passed. Moments faded into the background. Until eventually he became nothing more than a distant memory- a dream that almost didn’t seem real.

But then suddenly he’s there, standing in front of me again like he never left. And in that one heartbeat, in that one breath, I relive it all over again. Every touch. Every word. Like frozen snippets of time suspended in front of my eyes.

And then he smiles that all too familiar smile, meet me at midnight moving soundlessly across his lips.

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Review

Feels 3
Steam 1
Storyline 3.5
Overall Rating 3.5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Stephanie

Levi and Olive have been friends since the sixth grade when he saved her from a spitball rampage on the school bus. That’s when Olive’s obsession for Levi started. Throughout high school they ran in the same circles. Levi, one of the most popular guys at school, had an ever rotating list of girls on his arm and in his bed. Olive was secretly in love with him, but maybe her feelings weren’t as secret as she thought. Maybe she wasn’t the only one holding onto a secret that would change both their lives and destroy their friendship.

“He’s a drug I’ve needed to quit for some time now but one I never could seem to put down.”

Six years later and Levi is back in Warren, Rhode Island. He hasn’t seen or spoken to Olive since he disappeared without a goodbye. His mom is sick. There is a wedding and so many unresolved feelings between these two. Olive is angry and Levi wants forgiveness and maybe a second chance. But is Olive willing to give him what he so desperately wants after what happened when they met at midnight all those years ago?

“Please, O, I don’t know how to be here without you.”

Meet Me At Midnight is a second chance, friends to lovers story that was a pretty quick read. While I have really liked the other books I have read by this author, I unfortunately was not a huge fan of this one. Although Olive seemed to be the more mature and dependable one of the two, she still was a tad immature. Her obsession and constant back and forth didn’t really work well in my opinion. Levi was okay but how are you going to disappear for six years and then return with a bunch of random lame excuses to try and win back the one that got away. Make her swoon, Levi and earn that forgiveness. I like a little back and forth between characters but in this book it honestly bothered me. It was an okay read but I felt like there wasn’t a lot to grab onto with this story. It lost my attention a few times throughout the book. I do look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

“When he left, my world ended. When he came back, my world began to turn again.”

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Meet Melissa Toppen

Melissa Toppen is a USA Today Bestselling Author who specializes in New Adult and Contemporary Romance. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction; writing what she loves to read.

Melissa resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and two children, where she writes full time.

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