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BOOK REVIEW | From Lukov With Love by Mariana Zapata

Title: From Lukov With Love
Author: Mariana Zapata
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: February 1st 2018

If someone were to ask Jasmine Santos to describe the last few years of her life with a single word, it would definitely be a four-letter one.

After seventeen years—and countless broken bones and broken promises—she knows her window to compete in figure skating is coming to a close.

But when the offer of a lifetime comes in from an arrogant idiot she’s spent the last decade dreaming about pushing in the way of a moving bus, Jasmine might have to reconsider everything.

Including Ivan Lukov.

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU / Paperback


I really don’t know where to start with this review, there are so many things that need to have their spotlight, but I can’t pick one moment that I love and adore the most, there are just to many, and it’s hard to pick one. Let’s start with the fact that this is my first buddy read,(with Milica’s Bookshelf) and that this is my second book by Mariana Zapata, and I can say that Mariana easily became one of my favorite author after reading The Wall Of Winnipeg And Me. Her stories are addictive,both books are my favorite, but I think From Lukov With Love kinda trumps my love for The Wall Of Winnipeg And Me, but not much.

FROM LUKOV WITH LOVE is a story about following your dreams and working hard towards achieving those dreams. The theme of this book is enemies-to-friends-to-lovers, and those types of books are kinda my favorite. I really don’t have anything bad to say about this book, I can’t because I can’t find any flaws. The story is well-paced, beautifully written, the characters are developed nicely and the chemistry between characters is very evident. I really really love this story and the characters. Really this book left me speechless, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. This book left me happy and so in love,and I can’t wait to read more book Mariana.

Let me be honest at first, I liked Ivan, I didn’t love him, but liked him. But slowly with every chapter, I fell more and more in love with him, the more I learned about him, the more I loved him. Ivan, at first is a very mysterious person, we don’t know much about him, we only know the things Jasmine knows about him, but together with Jasmine, we learned more about him. About his private life that he keeps hidden from his public, we learn about his huge love for Jasmine, we learn thing that Jasmine didn’t know. We learned that even when they bicker like little kids, that Ivan was very protective of Jasmine. With ever passing chapter we learn how much Jasmine means to him, and how much he loves her, appreciates her and cares for her.Even though he seems cocky,he isn’t conceited, or self-centered, he’s caring, hard-working  and loves teasing Jasmine and there so many sides to him. He understands Jasmine, and he sometimes sees himself in her, he went through almost same struggles as her and he knows how hard Jasmine works to be the best at her craft, even when some people are against it. He understands her because he does the same thing every day.

 “You’ve been in my life for thirteen years. How could you think I don’t care about you? We fuck around with each other because we both like it. Because there’s nobody else we can fuck around with that can handle it.”

JASMINE is a hardworking and a very family oriented person. I fell in love with Jasmine the moment I met her. The part that drew me to her the most that she’s loyal and loves her family, but she struggles with expressing her love, she sometimes takes them for granted. But beneath the hard exterior. and bad ass attitude, she hides a heart made of gold, that holds so much love for the she cares the most about.

You either love her or hate her. She’s just an amazing person all around. She’s completely dedicated to things she loves, she’s dedicated to her dreams. When she was a little girl she knew she wanted to be a figure skater, and she dedicated her life to skating. She has been in figure skating for as long as she can remember, but being twenty-six and without a partner, the thought of quitting crosses her mind, but Jasmine isn’t a quitter, so when the chance to skate professionally again comes her way, she immediately accepts, the only problem is that she has to skate together with a person that she can’t stand, Ivan Lukov, even though her best friend is his sister and that they have known each since they were teenagers, the loathing between them stayed, even when they grew up. But if she wants to win a medal, she has always wanted, she has to compromise and work together with Lukov, to achieve her dream. So when Ivan suggest that they become friends, she dumbfounded, because how can they friends, when for so many years, they said so many cruel words to one another. But the more she learns about him and the more time she spends with him, she slowly falls in love with him, and she realizes that they are more alike then she thought.

“You are who you are in life, and you either live that time trying to bend yourself to make other people happy, or… you don’t.”

I freaking love the banter between Iva and Jasmine, they have so much chemistry between them even when their fighting. they often hurt each other with words, and they sometimes make feel safer than they felt before. they allow themselves to be open to each other, to show the weakness, their dark thought. They help each other and in the end, they can lean on each other for support. Even thought they were enemies, (that’s a strong word for it) in the end they became best friends, not just best friends, but lovers also. When they finally get together, you can easily see how much Ivan craves Jasmine, and you can see that Jasmine feels the same. I really love Jasmine and Ivan as friends but I also loved them as lovers. Ivan cares and loves Jasmine, above all else Jasmine also loves Ivan. Mariana easily made me fall in love with them. What can I say,they are very likable characters.

“If I had to choose anyone to help me bury a body, eat dinner with, or watch television with, it would be you, every time for everything.”

FROM LUKOV WITH LOVE is a standalone, but it’s in the same universe as Dear Aaron but you don’t have to read it to fully enjoy From Lukov With Love. But you can read however you like. All I can say, fans enemies-to-lovers and slow burn this is perfect book for you and I really hope that ypou’ll read it because you will make you laugh, and will make you fall in love with it’s story and characters. So I highly recommend this book.

Mariana Zapata began writing love stories soon after she learned how to spell. She probably shouldn’t admit that she started sneaking romance novels from her aunt’s bookshelves way before she was old enough to even understand what it meant when a man flipped up a woman’s skirt. (Don’t tell her mom.) She is a New York Times and USA Today Best Seller, and reached #7 on Amazon’s Author Ranking in 2016. Her book The Wall of Winnipeg and Me was a #1 Amazon Overall Best Seller, and was chosen as a 2016 Goodreads Choice Award nominee and also included on Amazon’s Best Books of 2016 for Romance. Wait for It reached #2 on the Amazon Overall Best Seller list and stayed in the top 100 for six weeks; it was chosen as a 2017 Goodreads Choice Award nominee in the Romance category. Dear Aaron was a top 10 Amazon Overall Best Seller and stayed in the top 100 for six weeks.

Mariana is a native Texan living in a small town in Colorado with her husband and two beloved (and emotionally manipulative) Great Danes, Dorian and Kaiser. When she’s not pretending to write, she’s reading. You can usually find her burning somewhat edible experiments in the kitchen or cracking jokes at the expense of her family members.


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BOOK REVIEW | As I Am by Melissa Collins

Title: As I Am
Author: Melissa Collins
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: April 25th 2018

Chase Hansen. Broke. College drop out. Male stripper.

My life wasn’t at all what I imagined it would be. I should have been finishing up college, interning with a well-respected business, partying with my friends. But instead, I was raising my seventeen year old brother, struggling to make ends meet. Love wasn’t even on my radar. Besides, what did I have to offer? A few crumpled singles pulled from my G-string? Defeated and exhausted, I knew I had zero chance of finding someone to love me just as I am.

Noah Carpenter. Angry. Betrayed. Doctor.

Just when I thought my life was going exactly as it should, everything turned upside down. With my final rotation in medical school complete, I finally achieved my lifelong dream of becoming a doctor. What I never expected was to catch the man of my dreams in our bed with the man of his. Beyond infuriated, I struggled to piece together the remnants of my life. Just when I’d decided to give up on love altogether, I found a man who loved me just as I am.




As I Am is my first book by Melissa Collins, and I can tell you that I loved this book so much, the characters,the plot and the love story between Chase and Noah left me breathless. Over the few past months I had hard time finding a M/M romance that can keep my attention, for now I have few M/M Romance authors that I follow religiously, and plan on adding Melissa to my list. Because with this book she easily made me love her writing and everything.

AS I AM is a book about healing, moving on and finding someone who will love you with all your flaws and imperfection. And that’s what this book does, it makes you feel so many emotions,it’s not like some other M/M romances that only concentrates on sex,it’s more emotional and more heartwarming than the rest, but it still has it’s sexual aspect. This book has it’s flaws and imperfections, but those flaws in the end build the plot to be better and more emotional. I am hoping that Melissa will write more books that are as great as this one, and that she will continue to write in the M/M romance genre. As I Am is imperfectly perfect story about characters that are also imperfectly perfect. Both characters with it’s own flaws and both of them striving for the same thing, pure love, they are both looking for someone that will love them for who they are and not try to change them.

  Chase was a happy guy with a full ride to college,the world at his feet, but all of that changes after an car accident that claims the life of his parents, driving him to quit college at his last semester so he can take care of his younger teenage brother. When the insurance of their parents runs out, Chase turns to his best friend Gavin, who helps him find a job, he thought he would never step his foot in, male stripping. Chase knows that he needs money to take care of his brother and himself, even though it meant put his pride aside, he accepts the job. What he didn’t think it would ever happen to him, is finding love in a strip club. And he does, when sees Noah for the first time hes completely captived by him, he deep inside knows that he has to have him. Oh and he does, he falls madly in love with Noah. Noah helps realize that he can still do what he always wanted to do. With Noah’s help he becomes the man he always wanted to be
Noah was broken, betrayed, hunted by the past that doesn’t want to leave him alone. Cheated by the boyfriend that he thought he loved. He does everything in his power to be a good man, for himself and for the others around him. But after the betrayal he’s left in pieces, struggling to pick the broken parts. But when he meets Chase all of that changes, somehow, slowly Chase helps him realize what true love is, and that all he ever longed for, he was able to find with Chase. Noah, as a person is very caring and very down to earth guy, he cares so much for the people who mean something to him. I love that part of him, I love that he was able to be there for both Chase and Benny.

You’re all I ever ask for.

Chase & Noah are a couple that were meant to be. They are there for each other through thick and thin. They have great chemistry, they fit together perfectly. They know that they can lean on each other, when they couldn’t do that before. They love each other more than they ever loved before. Being together felt right for them, simply like it was written in the stars that they should be together and have a happy future together, which they do.

He was the strength I needed, the warmth I never thought I’d have.

Overall, I loved this story so much, and the characters that play a major part in this book. Both Chase and Noah deserve a lot of love, and I hope that you will give them a chance to woo you and make you love them as much as I did. AS I AM is a standalone and as far as I know its not a partof a series. So I recommend this book to everyone who loves a good emotional M/M novel.

Melissa Collins has always been a book worm. Studying Literature in college ensured that her nose was always stuck in a book. She followed her passion for reading to the most logical career choice: English teacher. Her hope was to share her passion for reading and the escapism of books to her students. Having spent more than a decade in front of a classroom, she can easily say that it’s been a dream.
Her passion for writing didn’t start until more recently. When she was home on maternity leave in early 2012, she read her first romance novel and her head filled with the passion, angst and laughter of the characters who she read about it. It wasn’t long before characters of her own took shape in her mind. Their lives took over Melissa’s brain and The Love Series was born.

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RELEASE BLITZ | The Boy And His Ribbon by Pepper Winters

Title: The Boy And His Ribbon
Author: Pepper Winters
The Ribbon Duet #1
Genre: Coming of Age Romance
Release Date: April 3rd 2018

“What do you do when you meet your soul mate? No wait…that’s too easy. What do you do when you meet your soul mate and have to spend a lifetime loving him in secret? I’ll tell you what you do. You lie.”


Ren was eight when he learned that love doesn’t exist—that the one person who was supposed to adore him only cared how much he was worth.
His mother sold him and for two years, he lived in terror.
But then…he ran.
He thought he’d run on his own. Turned out, he took something of theirs by accident and it became the one thing he never wanted and the only thing he ever needed.


I was young when I fell in love with him, when he switched from my world to my everything.
My parents bought him for cheap labour, just like they had with many other kids, and he had the scars to prove it.
At the start, he hated me, and I could understand why.
For years he was my worst enemy, fiercest protector, and dearest friend.
But by the end…he loved me.
The only problem was, he loved me in an entirely different way to the way I loved him.
And slowly, my secret drove us apart.




Pepper Winters is a multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today International Bestseller.

After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an multiple #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. With 19 books currently published, she has hit the bestseller charts twenty-six times in three years.

Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work. Her Pure Corruption Series was released by Grand Central, Hachette.

Her books have garnered foreign interest and are currently being translated into numerous languages, including already released titles in Italian and Turkish. Audio Books for her entire back-list will be available in 2017.


LIFT 4 AUTISM 2018 Launch

LIFT 4 Autism Online Auction:  Monday, April 23 – Friday, April 27

Enter the $50 Gift Card GIVEAWAY celebrating LIFT!

Every April it’s amazing to see the romance reading community rally around families living with Autism. A few years ago, authors Ginger Scott and Kennedy Ryan launched LIFT 4 Autism, the charitable initiative raising funds for ASD families during Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month.

With 1 in every 68 children diagnosed, Autism is now the fastest growing and most common disability in the US. Many of the therapies and services those living with Autism require are not covered by insurance. It can be an expensive and difficult diagnosis to navigate.This year’s charitable partner, Kulture City, does incredible things for ASD families. Discover more about their programs at kulturecity.org.


  1. Online Auction, featuring many of your favorite romance authors!

Browse all the amazing items up for bid here:  

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The auction will be LIVE and open for bidding Monday, April 23 – Friday, April 27.

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If you would like to donate book-ish items for auction, sign up here:  http://bit.ly/LIFT2018Auction

If you want to donate gift cards to the auction, please consider donating the amount of the gift card here instead. Thank you!

  1. Make a financial donation to Kulture City through the LIFT Campaign.

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  1. Buy LIFT Wear (T-shirts, totes, mugs, etc…) All proceeds to Kulture City.


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ARC REVIEW | Where Bad Girls Go To Fall by Holly Renee

Title: Where Bad Girls Go To Fall
Author: Holly Renee
Series: The Good Girls Series #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 21st 2018

Nothing good came from listening to my heart.
It was careless and irrational and became way too invested when I read a romance novel.
So I put her under lock and key.

I only had a few rules, and I always stuck with them.
1. Never get attached.
2. Always run before the feels become contagious.
3. No matter what, under no circumstances, never fall in love.

He was a playboy who ran by the same set of rules.
What we had together was fun, it was hot, and it was temporary.
Until he screwed everything up.
We were never meant to be each other’s happily ever after, but the harder I tried to push him away, the further I fell.


4,8 STARS!!

Where Bad Girls Go To Fall is my first book by Holly Renee. And I can say that I regret not reading any of her previous books. As far as I know, there is a one more book in the series, which I plan on reading in the upcoming day. But first and foremost, I liked the book very much.

WHERE BAD GIRLS GO TO FALL was very enjoyable and fun, but it was also emotional and sexy. It has it’s good points and it’s bad points, but the good points in the end overruled the bad points. The book was all fun and games in beginning, until it became serious and super emotional, my heart broke but it was healed back up in the end.

  Mason is a playboy, a manwhore, “love them then leave them” type of guy. He swore to himself, that he will follow his rules, without any exception. He didn’t expect that to change anytime soon. But that changes the moment he receives a nude picture from his sister’s best friend, which was mistakenly sent to him instead of other person. The moment he sees the picture, he loses his mind, because in that moment he knew that he was in for a hell of a ride. After he becomes relentless in pursuing Staci. Slowly he learns that Staci isn’t all that she portraits to be, he realizes that she has so many other side to her. And all of that slowly makes him fall in love with her, making him break all of his rules. But when Staci becomes cold to him, he’s confused because finally found somebody that completed him, and she’s slowly slipping through his grasp. He tries all that he can to get her back, even she injured him, hurt him, he still wanted her. When he learns Staci’s secret, he’s angry beyond compare and he, in that moment realizes that even though Staci is strong and independent, he will do anything to protect her and treasure her. Because he loved her more than he loved anyone else.

 “I had been with a lot of women, too many to count really, but I had never seen a woman as sexy as Staci. How had I not realized it until now?

Staci is strong and independent, fearless and feisty. But there is a side of her that nobody know, not even her best friend or her co-workers. And she does anything in her power to hide her vulnerable side and her scary past. But sometimes those pretenses fall and she crumbles. She puts on brave face so she doesn’t have to face her past. She buries herself in tattooing and romance novels, where she feels like she’s the boss of her own life, but she knows that she won’t be able to move on with her life until she faces her past and defeats it. Mason makes her realize that if she doesn’t do that, that she would lose him, the only thing that ever made feel like she belong somewhere. Even though Mason made her mad, he also made her feel loved and treasured like she never felt before. It might not seem like that in the books, but if you read between the lines you will see what I saw. Staci is an amazing character that has her flaws, but is also a very good person, who’s loyal to her family, to her friend and anyone who means something to her. She’s also dedicated to her work and she’s a hardworking person who strives for best. So I can that I really loved her characters and her story.

There was nothing in the world that I wanted more in that moment than him, but he was already getting closer than I typically ever let any other guy.

The relationship between Mason and Staci, is at first based on sex, but their relationship becomes something more very easily. At first they try to be friends, but that thought vanishes the moment the feelings get involved. Mason tries to hard to show Staci that they can be good together, but Staci is reluctant and hesitant to try, because the only thought on her mind is that she might hurt him, and he might leave her the moment finds out the truth about her past. Which she tries so hard cover, to not show it to anyone, because she fears their view of her might change, and people might leave. But Mason pushes on, and on. Until she confesses to him, telling something that she has been fight with for some part of her life. Mason doesn’t leave, he stays with woman he loves. Their relationship is beautiful, their chemistry is intoxicating. And their love for each other is beautiful in all it’s flaws.

I let her take and take and take until I wasn’t sure what I would have left to give her. It was heaven and hell.

Overall, I really liked this book. It was very enjoyable read and I can’t that I might re-read this book in future.
WHERE BAD GIRLS GO TO FALL is a standalone and t can be read without reading the previous book but I truly recommend you read and the previous book because you won’t be disappointed. I hope you take the time to read it and love in it’s glory.

Holly Renee is a contemporary romance author of books that focus on sassy heroines and the men who manage to get under their skin. Her upcoming release, Where Bad Girls Go To Fall, releases on March 21st. All of Holly’s novels are available on Kindle Unlimited.

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ARC REVIEW | Neighborhood Watch by Stylo Fantome

Title: Neighborhood Watch
Author: Stylo Fantome
Series: Twin Estates #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 19th 2018

Rules to Join The Neighborhood Watch:

1. If you see something, say something
2. Report all illegal activities to the authorities
3. Do not associate with criminals
4. And certainly don’t fall for them!

Tori Bellows is a really good friend. She’s always there when a shoulder is needed to cry on, to give dating advice, or for a good ol’ time. Now, though, Tori is the one who needs a shoulder to lean on when she’s in a tough spot. But all of her friends are too busy with their own lives.

Enter the Twin Estates’ resident bad boy, Landon Edenhoff. When he offers her an all expenses paid vacation, she’s immediately suspicious – he’s rarely nice and his intentions are never good. But she’s ready for a change of scenery and knows she can give as good as she gets from Mr. Rude & Nasty himself.

After all, how bad could this neighbor really be?



Before I start this review, I want to say that I didn’t read the first three books, so I don’t know anything about the other characters, and I might have gotten spoiled, before I even got to them, but I can say that I don’t regret reading this book before reading the first three books, I don’t regret it just because I loved this books, and this book was freaking extraordinary.

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH is really intriguing. It’s dark, gritty but it’s also funny and emotional. At first, let me be honest, I thought that it would be all about sex, but it turned out that the story had more depth than just sex. It had feelings, love and whole lot of emotions. This story also has an amazing and engaging plot, fantastic writing, likable characters and a beautiful and heartbreaking love story. I loved the book so much that I read it in one go. Before I even started reading the book, I saw reviews (I know you aren’t supposed to read reviews before reading the book) that spoke very fondly and positively of the book, and the blurb intrigued me. I can say that I wasn’t disappointed, because this book made me feel so much emotion, it made me laugh, made me cry, made me angry, but in the end it all went well. I came out alive.

  I often asked myself through out the book, why Tori like Landon. I was really confused. He was a drug addict, he drank a lot, and was a good-for-nothing douchebag, so I thought how could anyone like him, or even want to be near him. Even though he did bad things without a second thought for who he might be hurting along the way, even though the reason he brought Tori with him out of selfish reasons, he saw that he couldn’t do that to her. The moment I realized why Landon brought Tori with him, I was afraid that he wouldn’t realize his mistake before it’s too late. But little by little, he started to change, he started to fall in love with Tori. His relationship with Tori, showed him that he has a chance to change, to set his life on the right track, before it all goes completely haywire. He grew up, he took responsibility for his actions, and he did everything he could to show Tori that he was good enough for her, that he was good enough for her love. I am actually super proud of him, and even though I thought he was a major douchebag in the beginning, he redeemed himself, and showed us that he can be good.

 “I’m going to be very mean to you, and you’re going to love every minute of it.”

I straight up loved Tori, she’s by far my most favorite character in this book. She’s the girl that is everyone’s best friend. She’s feisty, she’s smart, fun and she brought me to tears with her sassiness. She’s the person everyone everyone goes to, but when she needs them, everyone turns their back, in that aspect she kinda reminds me of myself. Tori had her heart and her mind set on Liam Edenhoff, but when he fells in love with another person who wasn’t her, she tries so hard to give up on him and the fantasies she deluded herself with. Enter Landon, Liam’s twin brother, with an amazing proposal. A proposal to get rid of Liam of her mind, and dive into something new. Even though she knows that Landon is bad for her, and he’s completely opposite of what she looked for in a man. He’s brash, rude, nasty. But when he offers her a all expense paid trip to Bali. She accepts even though she knows what kind of man he is. She went with a thought that she’s the only one that can put Landon in his place. At least that’s what she thought. I loved how she called Landon on his shit, that she wasn’t afraid to speak her mind. She was strong even when her world was falling apart, she was strong enough to pick up her broken pieces and move on. She’s overall a brave and strong heroine.

“I’m not brave enough to say I love you yet,” she whispered into the darkness. “But I really, really like you, Dr. Edenhoff.

Stylo easily made me fall in love with Tori and Landon and also with their love story. The love between Landon and Tori is very addictive and beautiful. Landon and Tori are total opposite but still both of them need major changes in their life, so they can get back on track, neither of them knew that what they needed to change their life was each other, to make each other stronger, together and separately. Even though their love story is an emotional roller coaster, the part that plays a more important role was the chemistry between them. They went through many things together, they put each other through the wringer but in the end, they decided that being together was better than being alone. Watching them evolve and yet stay true to themselves was fascinating to read.

“I was lost, and you found me, so I guess that makes us even.”

This book was a hell of a ride, through all the ups and downs, both of them managed to get back stronger and smarter, and that’s what I loved about this story. I haven’t read the first three books but I will read them the moment I get the chance, because all of these characters pulled me in, and they won’t let me go. NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH is a standalone, that can be read without reading the rest of the series, but I really recommend you read the whole series, because you won’t regret it.

Crazy woman from a remote location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since … forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball – I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I’m clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.

I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there’s your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair – both a curse and a blessing – and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can’t understand me.

Yeah. I think that about sums me up.

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ARC REVIEW | When Sinners Kneel by R. Scarlett

Title: When Sinners Kneel
Author: R. Scarlett
Series: The Blackest Gold World
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: March 7th 2018

Beau Knight’s Book.
Hell is empty, and all the devils are here.

Lex Harvey came to The Pit to find her missing friend. Someone who fights there must have the answers she’s seeking. Instead, she found him. The damage inside her matches the darkness inside him. She’s only eighteen, but the feelings she has for him are as old as time.
Beau Knight should have ruled New York. Falling in love was the beginning of his end. He watched her die and he lost his heart. Now, The Pit is his heaven and his hell. The only place he can be himself.
They’re both beyond fixing. Addicts, with desires humans couldn’t understand.
A soulless man and a souleating girl.
How do you find redemption from your demons when you are one?


10 STARS!!

First thing I have to say is that I am so freaking glad I took the time to read this amazing book. The whole book was a wonderful journey, and I can’t still believe how many times I re-read the book. So much that I couldn’t even post the review on time.
WHEN SINNERS KNEEL is a beautiful and a brilliantly written story about healing, second chance at love, but most of all, a story about not letting your past control your future, and realizing that you can change your life if you have someone to support and love you no matter what, and that’s the relationship we see between Beau and Lex.

To compare When Sinners Kneel to the first series is completely impossible. WSK and Blackest Gold are completely different. Beau and Tensley are completely different. Molly and Lex are completely different. Where Tensley is ruthless, Beau us savage. If Tensley is east then Beau is west. That’s how much their personalities are different, the only thing they have in common, is that they fiercely love the people that mean the most to them.

What I loved the most about Beau is how hard he tried to change his ways, to stop living in the past, in the past that was so cruel to him, he changed just so he can be with Lex, so he can be good for Lex. He tries to better himself, day by day. He does that because he knows that his soul was poisonous and he could see what he was doing Lex, it hurt her as well him, because he was slowly losing the woman who change his view on life and future, because of her, he decided to change his whole life, because of her, he was no longer lonely, he had her by his side. And that meant the world to him. He fell in love with her even if he shouldn’t have, because his past haunted him even after so many years. The loss of the woman and his unborn child made him believe that there was no happy ending for him, that he would always be stuck in one place, but all of that changes the moment he starts having feelings for Lex. Slowly his whole perspective changes, his priorities change, and slowly the past that has haunted him day in and day out seemed fade in background and all that matter was Lex. And he did all to protect her, because she became the only meaningful thing in his life. I really love Beau, all of him, even his bad sides, because you can see that he’s a good guy deep down.

 “There was nothing more dangerous than a heartless beast.”

Lex is a woman that every woman should strive to be she’s strong, brave and independent and she goes after what she wants, she’s fiercely protective of the people she cares about and she would do anything to protect them, even if it meant putting herself in danger. Growing up alone, left by her parents, she struggling to survive in the cruel world. But all of that taught her a valuable lesson, and that’s that sometimes, when you’re left on your own, and need to learn how to keep you head high. Which she did learn, at very young age. She spent days, months, years only depending on herself, and that made her stronger and braver. She never had anyone to care for her, to protect her, but once she found somebody to love, she protected them with all her might. And that’s what I admire her for. I admire her because she showed that nothing could bring her down, even when she suffered she put on brave face, and she always came out as winner.

I see you as a temptation. A sinner’s elixir. Cucciolo.

Beau’s and Lex’s life intervenes perfectly. Their love for each other is primal almost animalistic, but still their love contains so much emotion, you could actually feel it with every page you turn. Rebecca always knows how to show so much emotion and love between main characters and it’s no different with Beau and Lex. She gave them the happy ending they deserved, because they suffered enough and it was time for them to get their happy ending. They are meant to be and I am happy that after all the things they went through they were able to find their way to each other.

“In the darkness, in the chaos, we found comfort in each other.”

Overall, I loved the book completely and I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in the series, especially Seto’s book. I would totally recommend this book to everyone, even to those who don’t read paranormal romance, just open yourself and try because this is wonderful journey that I know that everyone will love and enjoy it as much as I did.

R. Scarlett lives in a small quaint town in Southern Ontario, Canada and has an unhealthy obsession with mythology and romance.

From studying English literature and minoring in History, she loves losing herself in a good book and snuggling up to her Brittany Spaniel.

When she’s not writing or plotting a delicious novel, she can be found hanging out with friends and family, going on long car rides, exploring small towns, or watching reruns of Sex and the City.

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COVER REVEAL | Breakaway by A.M. Johnson

Title: Breakaway
Author: A.M. Johnson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 15th 2018

As Tampa Bay’s star center, Mark Carmelo’s life was hockey, and after a
bitter and public break up, all he wanted to do was focus on the game.
Until he saw her.
The one that got away.
The one he thought he’d never see again.
For thirteen years, Stevie West drowned in her lackluster life.
Recently divorced from her “roommate” with passionless benefits, she was ready
to start over. On her own.
Until she ran into him.
The same man she’d met one year ago.
The temptation that had finally given her the courage to find herself
When lightning strikes twice, there’s no way to deny the chemistry it
But with both of them still nursing old wounds, Mark and Stevie will
have to find a way around the other’s defenses, a way to breakaway and score
the one thing they never expected… love.

Amanda lives in Utah with her family where she moonlights as
a nurse on the weekends.
If she’s not busy with her three munchkins, you’ll find her buried in a book or behind the keyboard where she explores the human experience through the written word.
She’s obsessed with all things Austen and Oreos, and loves to connect with
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COVER REVEAL | Breaking In His Virgin by Bella Love-Wins & Jenika Snow

Title: Breaking In His Virgin
Author: Bella Love-Wins & Jenika Snow
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 14th 2018

She’s been my best friend for more years than I can count. But my friendly affection for her has turned into something much more. I am in love with Marie. But I’m too afraid to tell her. No other woman compares to her. She’s smart and hardworking, sweet and sexy, innocent yet made for temptation. And it’s because of that because i want her so damn much, that I’ve stayed celibate, hoping one day Marie will be mine.

But it’s when the threat of another man making her another notch in his bedpost that drives me into action. I should have made Marie mine long ago, but there’s no time like the present. It’s time I show her that nothing will stop me from claiming her.

Warning: Grab something cold to drink and crank on that fan, because you’ll be sweating as you read this short, filthy story. It’s sweet but delivers on that heat you need. Because who doesn’t like a hero who only has eyes for the one woman he’s always loved?

Jenika Snow is a USA Today Bestselling Author that lives in the northwest with her husband and their two daughters. Before she started writing full-time she worked as a nurse.


I’m a Wall Street Journal (Begging for Bad Boys, April, 2017) and USA Today (Begging for Bad Boys, Alpha for the Holidays, Shifters in the Snow: Bundle of Joy, Shifters in the Shadows) Bestselling Author.

I love reading and writing steamy, high-action romance stories about firefighters, billionaires, and alpha males who know what they want and aren’t afraid of laying claim to the women who catch their interest. I love a happy ever after ending. I enjoy reading, hiking, the countryside, and traveling to destinations unspoiled by commercial tourism, like Las Vegas… 🙂

Like so many characters in my novels, I enjoy action, romance and unexpected love connections that take your breath away. For the next while, you’ll find me plotting and writing about my latest stories on my Macbook.





Let’s talk WRITING!

As many of you know I love books, all kinds of books, romance, mystery, paranormal, thriller. And for a long time now, i have been trying to write a book of my own. But every time, I have a brilliant idea for a book, and start writing it down, I lose it, all the inspiration and motivation just drifts away. And I had so many brilliant ideas, so many missed chances. I just drives me insane, even know I have a brilliant idea. But I don’t know what to do, how to write it, how not to mess up again. Because I have a feeling that if I mess up now, I will give up writing even though I love it so much.


The current idea I have right now, might seem cliche, but those kinds of stories I love to read.
A tortured painter falls in love with a person who makes him feel whole, loved and treasured.
So here’s a problem, I have written a little part to it, a prologue. And that where the problem arises, how do I continue? How do I introduce him to the other characters? How do I make him fall in love? How do I make him when he has been sad all his life? Just how?

I am begging for advice, if you have any good advice, please comment below. I will be very happy to hear your opinions, your thoughts and your advices.

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COVER REVEAL | Enemies Like You by Annika Martin & Joanna Chambers

Title: Enemies Like You
Author: Annika Martin & Joanna Chambers
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: May 15th 2017


They’re dangerous men. Absolute enemies. And totally hot for each other.

Will has never met anyone like Kit. He’s arrogant. Gorgeous. Lethal.

The most expensive bodyguard money can buy. And Will can’t seem to resist him.

A simple command in Kit’s cut-glass accent makes Will want things he’s never wanted, do things he’s never done. Their red-hot chemistry is off the charts.

Just one problem: Will has vowed to kill the billionaire that Kit is hell-bent on protecting.

And Kit has secrets, too—his own reasons for sacrificing his soul, piece by painful piece, to keep one of the worst men on earth alive.

This is a stand-alone contemporary M/M romance.


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They’re dangerous men. Absolute enemies. And totally hot for each other.

Two years ago, the men in Will’s unit were killed in an ambush because they were betrayed. Now he has a chance to go after the corrupt billionaire who sold them out.

One problem: the billionaire’s bodyguard. Nobody knows what he looks like; they only know him by the trail of bodies he leaves behind.

Will their passion destroy them both?

Kit’s a hardened assassin who’ll do what it takes to protect his boss. But when Will moves on the billionaire at an elite party, things with Will and Kit take an unexpected—sexy—twist.

Now Kit has to convince Will to walk away–from his quest for justice, and from the red-hot passion that keeps resurfacing at the most inopportune times.


Joanna Chambers

Joanna Chambers always wanted to write. She spent over 20 years staring at blank sheets of paper and despairing of ever writing a single word. In between staring at blank sheets of paper, she studied law, met her husband and had two children. Whilst nursing her first child, she rediscovered her love of romance and found her muse. Joanna lives in Scotland with her family and finds time to write by eschewing sleep and popular culture.


Annika Martin

Annika Martin is a NYT bestselling author who enjoys writing dirty stories about dangerous criminals and hot spies. She loves helping animals and kicking snow clumps off the bottom of cars around the streets of Minneapolis, and in her spare time she writes as the RITA award-winning author Carolyn Crane.


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COVER REVEAL | Dr. OBscene by Max Monroe

Title: Dr. OBscene
Author: Max Monroe
Series: A St. Luke’s Docuseries Novel
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 25th 2017


Meet the cast:
Dr. Will Cummings
– Georgia Cummings’ Brother
-Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Luke’s
-Adorably Awkward
-Hot as sin

 Melody Marco
-Will’s Nurse
-Smart and Sassy
-Will’s weakness

It’s just a docuseries about your career as an OB/GYN, they said.
It won’t interrupt your life during or after filming, they said.
It is a great opportunity for the hospital and your practice, they said.

Well, they—the television executives who seem intent on ruining my career and personal life with a fair number of creative liberties—lied.
Now I’m stuck dealing with the consequences of believing them.

What devotion I’d hoped to earn in respect, I’ve instead received in patients flashing me seductive smiles and flirtatious winks during their exams.

How’s a guy supposed to convince the most perfect woman he’s ever met that he’s not as much of an idiot in real life as he appears to be on camera?

With all of the show’s side effects taking root like parasites, it’s going to take a lot to persuade Melody Marco to be anything more than my new nurse.

But I can’t get her out of my head.

I want her.

Good thing I’ve never been one to back away from a challenge…

Get ready, Melody.

The doctor is in.


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COVER REVEAL | Delayed Call by Toni Aleo

Title: Delayed Call
Author: Toni Aleo
Series: The Assassins Series
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 20th 2017



Vaughn Johansson is the Nashville Assassins’ star player. He’s brash, cocky, and talented. And he isn’t afraid to let anyone know it. He lives his life on his own terms, never forming romantic attachments, and only allowing his very closest to see his true, caring self.

Brie Soledad has the weight of the world on her shoulders. As the staff reporter for the Assassins, she balances a high-profile job and its heavy travel schedule with being the sole provider for her adult brother with Down syndrome. Sure, she’d like to find love. But who has time for that when there are bills to pay?

Brie has been the match to Vaughn’s gasoline since the day she first held out her microphone to him. They strike sparks off each other, keeping their friends, the team, and the Assassins fans in stitches. Brie’s refusal to fawn over Vaughn sets his teeth on edge and his blood boiling. Especially in that body part…

Brie’s been let down by love before, but she knows she deserves nothing less than real, forever love. Vaughn’s past has left deep, hidden scars, and there are some secrets he cannot bear to reveal. As much as Brie wants him, Vaughn may be too big a risk for her wary heart to take. But he’s is at his best under pressure. When the delayed call is in effect and he has no choice but to score, Vaughn always delivers.




My name is Toni Aleo and I’m a total dork.
I am a wife, mother of two and a bulldog, and also a hopeless romantic.
I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!
When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughter’s dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, scrapbooking, and reading the latest romance novel.
I have a slight Disney and Harry Potter obsession, I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, I might have been a Disney Princess in a past life… probably Belle.
… and did I mention I love hockey?

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COVER REVEAL | Affliction by Jenika Snow

Title: Affliction
Author: Jenika Snow
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: April 4th 2017



It wasn’t until Cameron that I knew what real darkness was…or that I’d crave it so much.
I’ve let the world weigh down on me; pull me under until nothing makes sense anymore. Maybe that’s how I let myself get into the mess I’m currently in? Maybe that’s how I’m in my current situation with a man I knew could save me from a fate worse than death. Even if being with Cameron, giving him the very part of me, the only part that’s worth anything—my body—might very well ruin me, I have to survive.
Drug lord. Crime Boss. Murderer. I should fear him, be horrified by what he wants from me, by who he is. But instead, I find myself wanting to please him, wanting to give myself over completely.
Because I know that gives me control over him.
Cameron Ashton reins over the gritty underworld, the danger and violence of depravity, from his throne. A pistol is his sword, and apathy is his second-in-command. I know he’s dangerous, know he’ll break me and not think twice. But he’s my only chance, the only way I’ll survive.
He’s possessive and controlling. And he does own me, every part of me. The darkness in him runs stronger, deeper than it ever had in me. Maybe we’re not so different? Maybe giving up my control to Cameron, giving him my very soul, makes me the powerful one?
Maybe, in the end, I’ll be the one who owns him.
Warning: This is a filthy, dark romance. There may be subject matter and triggers that are sensitive to some readers. In the end, this IS a romance, albeit a twisted one. If you’re looking for a story that gives you the warm and fuzzies, this is not the book for you.



3330668Jenika Snow is a USA Today Bestselling Author that lives in the northwest with her husband and their two daughters. Before she started writing full-time she worked as a nurse.

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COVER REVEAL | My Sweet Villaintine by T.M. Frazier, Skye Warren, Callie Hart, Shari Slade & Lili St. Germain

Title: My Sweet Villaintine
Author: T.M. Frazier, Skye Warren, Callie Hart, Shari Slade & Lili St. Germain
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 2017



Happy f*cking Valentine’s Day.

That’s what your favorite sexy-as-sin villain would say to you, right? And he’d probably say it with one hand around your throat and your dress bunched around your hips.

It’s doubtful that he’ll buy you flowers.
He definitely won’t serenade you.

But there’s a good chance he’ll tie you up and spank you if you ask nicely. And the only jewelry you’ll be getting? Is a pretty pearl necklace. Unless you count the rope bracelets he threads around your wrists when he straps you down and f*cks you until you forget your own name.

Leave the chocolates and the jewelry to the good guys. It’s time to go dark side this Valentine’s Day.

My Sweet Villaintine – a collection of dark tales from some of your favorite dark romance authors…

T.M. Frazier | Skye Warren | Callie Hart | Shari Slade | Lili St. Germain


Lili St.Germain  Skye Warren  Shari Slade  

Callie Hart      T.M. Frazier

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COVER REVEAL | This Is Me, Baby by K Webster

Title: This Is Me, Baby
Author: K. Webster
Series: War & Peace #5
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: February 7th 2017



***This is the fifth book in the series. First four books must be read first in order to understand this story line.***

The game was over and they stole the victory away from ME.
Cheating. Lies. Corruption. Death.
This pawn never stood a chance.
But then he came for ME.
He plucked ME from my nightmare and kept me safe.

My heart was in tatters and my soul was lost.
Until the beast in ME woke up.
She was hungry and furious and didn’t play by the rules of their game.
We were a vicious team. And we changed the game altogether. I took what was theirs because they took what was mine.
ME against them.

That is…until I had someone else with ME.
Someone who vowed to fight alongside ME until the very end.
I don’t want the love he has for ME.
But the beast in ME still craves to take everything she deserves.
He should run far away from ME.
Instead, he runs straight for ME.

This is ME, baby and I am going to ruin them all.


This is Me, Baby is a dark romance. Strong sexual themes and violence, which could trigger emotional distress, are found in this story. If you are sensitive to dark themes, then this story is not for you.




K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

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COVER REVEAL | Lion Eyes by Casey Peeler

Title: Lion Eyes
Author: Casey Peeler
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 6th 2017



It’s all I ever loved,
All I ever wanted.
Football is it for me.
The lights, the turf, the feel of the ball in my hands,
There’s nothing that means more to me.

But then, I meet Rilla James.
It’s a game changer right from the start.
Now, all I want is her,
Everything about her.

It’s a love-hate relationship.
I love the excitement, the thrill of the game,
But despise everything it stands for.
The day the game took away someone in my life,
Everything changed,
For the better.
And I couldn’t be happier.

But then, I meet Tyke she Jamison.
It’s a blitz right from the start.
Now, I’m questioning it all.
Maybe I could get used to life under the lights,
With him.


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7106874Casey Peeler grew up in North Carolina and still lives there with her husband and daughter.

Growing up Casey wasn’t an avid reader or writer, but after reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston during her senior year of high school, and multiple Nicholas Sparks’ novels, she found a hidden love and appreciation for reading.  That love ignited the passion for writing several years later, and her writing style combines real life scenarios with morals and values teenagers need in their daily lives.

When Casey isn’t writing, you can find her near a body of water listening to country music with a cold beverage and a great book.

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COVER REVEAL | Viking by Jenika Snow

Title: Viking
Author: Jenika Snow
Series: A Real Man
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 30th 2017



She’ll be his greatest conquest.


I should have been afraid of him, the brutal man with the violence covering him and blood on his face. But he’d saved me from a fate worse than death. He was a Viking, a man who took what he wanted because he could, because no one dared to cross him, to go against him.

And he claimed me.

I was his now, and I didn’t want to fight that.


From the moment I saw Ingrid I knew I wanted her as mine, as my wife, the future mother of my children. I’ll go to any lengths to keep her by my side, to make her see I’m not letting her go. I may give her the option to leave, to find her own way, but the truth is I would follow her to the ends of the earth to keep her close.

I’m a Viking, a savage, dangerous and violent. I don’t give up when I see something I want. I’ve been searching for Ingrid my whole life; I just didn’t realize it until I looked into her blue eyes.

She will be mine. No matter what.

Warning: Hope you like your men filthy, brutal, and willing to slay for the woman he’s claimed, because in this story you’re getting it all and then some. It’s dirty, totally unbelievable, and probably holds no real historical facts, but it’s fun and hot and hits the right spot. It is what it is, so hang on and enjoy the ride.



3330668Jenika Snow is a USA Today Bestselling Author that lives in the northwest with her husband and their two daughters. Before she started writing full-time she worked as a nurse.

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COVER REVEAL | A Thousand Letters by Staci Hart

Title: A Thousand Letters
Author: Staci Hart
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 9th 2017



Sometimes your life is split by a single decision. 

I’ve spent every day of the last seven years regretting mine: he left, and I didn’t follow. A thousand letters went unanswered, my words like petals in the wind, spinning away into nothing, taking me with them. 

But now he’s back.

I barely recognize the man he’s become, but I can still see a glimmer of the boy who asked me to be his forever, the boy I walked away from when I was young and afraid. 

Maybe if he’d come home under better circumstances, he could speak to me without anger in his voice. Maybe if I’d said yes all those years ago, he’d look at me without the weight of rejection in his eyes. Maybe if things were different, we would have had a chance. 

One regretted decision sent him away. One painful journey bought him back to me. I only wish I could keep him.

*A contemporary romance inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion*



6937037Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life: a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, even though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.

From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she’s not writing, she’s sleeping, cleaning, or designing graphics.

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