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BLOG TOUR ~ Title: Passion’s Reward,  Author: Julie Shelton,  Genre: BDSM Romance,  Series: The Doms Of Passion Lake #6 ~ Available Now!

 
 
Title: Passion’s Reward 
Author: Julie Shelton 
Genre: BDSM Romance 
Series: The Doms Of Passion Lake #6
 
 
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Virginia is for lovers. Passion Lake is for…kinky lovers. Welcome to Passion Lake, a town owned and operated by a group of ex-Navy SEALs. A town where they are free to live their kinky lifestyles without fear of interference or censure.
 
Passion’s Reward Blurb
Worst way to meet a guy? Crash into him. Best way to meet two guys? Crash into them. On assignment to write a series of articles about the seamier side of BDSM, Rachel Adams goes to the town of Passion Lake. Pretending to be a submissive in search of a Dom, she literally collides with two of the hottest men she’s ever met. 
Jake Weston and Roman Sanderson have been looking for their lifetime sub for several years, and Rachel Adams is irresistible. When they discover her subterfuge, they are naturally incensed. To teach her a lesson, they insist she turn herself over to them for one month and allow them to give her the full BDSM experience.
Can they convince her that not only is she is a natural submissive, but that she is their natural submissive?
 
 
WARNING: The books in this series contain material that could cause spontaneous combustion of both panties and electronic devices. Read at your own risk. You might (okay, honestly? There is no “might” about it—you WILL) need a bucket of ice water and an industrial fan to survive the reading experience. You have been warned.


 
 


 
 
Hands gripping her hips, he held her still as he speared his tongue between her labia, licking and fluttering his tongue all around her clit. Shuddering and moaning with pleasure, she gave herself up to the pleasure piercing her. She could only imagine the lascivious sight they made. Roman on his knees in front of her, his dark head between her legs, ravaging her pussy with his talented tongue, Jake pressed against her back side, his big hands covering her breasts as he ravaged her neck with his kisses. The two of them making her writhe and moan as they pleasured her beyond her wildest dreams. 
She knew she didn’t have to imagine it. She could see it. All she had to do was open her eyes. But, somehow, she feared that that simple act would break the spell that held her in its grip and destroy the magic of what was happening to her. If she opened her eyes, that would make everything real. Everything she was doing. Everything that was being done to her. It would no longer be a sensual dream. And it would make her somehow responsible for her own participation in…whatever this was. She’d never done anything like this in her life. And she was shocked with how much she wanted to do it now. She didn’t want to be responsible. She wanted the fantasy to continue. So, she kept her eyes closed, unwilling to break the sensual spell that kept her enthralled.
Roman drew his head back, pushing her panties all the way down around her ankles. He tapped his finger against the side of each ankle, a signal for her to step out.
As she did so, Roman stood and Jake stepped back, releasing her into Roman’s arms. He rubbed his face, wet with her juices, against hers before pulling her body tight against his. Seeking her mouth, he pried it open, letting her taste herself on his lips and tongue. “Sweet,” he murmured against her lips.
Amazingly, the sound of his voice didn’t break the spell, merely added to it. She let out a tiny whimper. It occurred to some distant part of her mind that if she wanted to put an end to this, she’d better do it now, before it was too late. But she had no intention of putting an end to this. She was enjoying his kisses way too much. Kisses that had her squirming and moaning with pleasure. Kisses she found so arousing, hot cream continually gushed out between legs. She’d never been this wet before.
He lifted his head slightly before lowering it again, to place a drugging, open-mouthed kiss against her lips.
“So.” Kiss.
“Fucking.” Kiss.
“Sweet.” Kiss, his mouth lingering on hers before moving off to graze along the curve of her cheek.
Breath held, heart hammering in her breast, Rachel waited, desperate to see where those lips would venture next.
Roman’s hand slid up her back to grasp the back of her head, fisting her hair and using it to tilt her face upward, a move which allowed his lips to go on a journey down her throat, stopping in the tiny hollow at the base of her throat. He licked the sweet indentation, feeling the frantic beating of her heart against his tongue, before gliding back up and swooping in to claim her mouth in another heart-stopping kiss. A kiss that sent arousal surging through her in a wave of surrender that swept away all reason.


 
 




 


 
 
From fairies in the garden at age 9 to handcuffs in the boudoir at age 75, Julie’s writing has run the gamut. In between she managed to graduate cum laude with a B.A. in French followed by a Master’s Degree in Library Science. Having thus procured these two necessary but ultimately irrelevant pieces of paper, (Seriously. What can you do with a B.A. in French?) she launched a successful career as a children’s librarian, followed by an even more successful, 30-year career as a professional storyteller and puppeteer. She published Kidstuff, an award-winning, monthly newsletter, as well as a book, Puppets, Poems and Songs, both major language arts resources for early childhood educators.
At various points in her life, if asked what she would like to be, her answer would have been (in rough chronological order, since some of these lofty ambitions overlapped): a fairy, a princess, a ballerina, Nancy Drew, Cherry Ames, a paleontologist (until she realized that paleontologists spend much of their lives camping), Scarlett O’Hara, thin and beautiful, and an actress. Now, at age 76, her answer to that question would most likely be, “younger”.
Followed closely, of course by bestselling author. Oh, and a princess. Some dreams just never die.


 
Twitter: @JulieCShelton
 

 

RELEASE TOUR ~Black Light: Fearless by Maren Smith Now Available!

She wants me to hurt her, and I will. But first, she’ll have to ask for it.

Black Light: Fearless by Maren Smith

Now Available

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He was the last thing she thought she needed, but she was everything he wanted.

Abused and alone, Kitty had no idea how far she’d have to flee after she finally got the courage to run. She never would have guessed she’d end up halfway around the world, or in the home — much less the arms — of dominant Australian whip-master, Noah Carver.

He knows she’s damaged, that she needs safety and time to heal, but the way her submission calls to him has Noah thinking more about what could be between them than her history.

The only question now is what she fears more: standing up to her abusive ex-dom, or staying with a man she’s afraid to love?

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“The kitchen?” she echoed, a startled pang bursting in the pit of her stomach.

“For a start.” He took the last bite of his breakfast before pushing his plate aside in favor of nursing his coffee mug. He watched her, that incredibly relaxed and super personable smile on his face. The one that said he was nothing but trustworthy and would never hurt anyone, including her. She trembled, knowing better than to believe it.

And yet, where was the threat? She rubbed her hands against her hips. There was a trap waiting for her somewhere, but she couldn’t see it. What she could see was how unbearable it would be if she didn’t have something to do with her time. Like at Hadlee and Garreth’s house, where they’d all but jumped to assure her she didn’t have to help them every time she tried. As if she were too fragile to cook a meal or wash a load of clothes, or sweep a damn floor. After that first week, she couldn’t even lose herself in her job; Ethen had stolen that from her too. He’d left her with nothing to do but stand in front of a window all day, staring out… sometimes at him.

She shuddered.

“I can do that,” she finally agreed.

“Good.” His smile widened, even as he hid it behind another sip of his coffee. “Finish your breakfast, please, and we’ll move on to the next issue.”

She still had half an egg left and a lot of shredded toast on her plate. Shifting in her seat, she picked up her fork and tried to sop up loose breadcrumbs with her egg. “What other issue?”

“Rule Number Eight,” he said, taking another swig of coffee before lowering his cup to the table. His fingers remained hooked in the handle. He looked so relaxed, so calm, and yet the bomb he dropped was brutal enough to shake her. “In this house, submissives are allowed neither to discipline themselves, nor to pleasure themselves.”

He’d seen. Somehow last night, without her hearing him or knowing it, he’d seen her doing… oh God! Kitty shoved back from the table, vaulting up from her chair before she knew she was going to move.

“Sit down,” Noah ordered, the quiet thunder of his suddenly steely voice as sharp as the crack of his whip had been earlier. That sharpness snapped beneath her panic and the submissive in her reacted. As fast as she’d shot to her feet, Kitty was back in her chair.

“You’re not my submissive,” he said, that note of steel that had so completely bound her to his will melting once more into softness. “Sadly, right now you’re not anybody’s submissive and I think that might be a huge part of the problem.”

Now, here it came. The seedy order thinly disguised as an offer. A choice that wasn’t really one at all. Jesus, how stupid could she be?

He tipped his head, the corners of his mouth curling even as his eyes narrowed. “Do you think I’m going to offer you my dominance?”

Something on her face must have given away the direction her wildly churning thoughts had shot in. Despite that curl, he wasn’t smiling anymore. Although he hadn’t moved, he didn’t look quite as relaxed either.

“Aren’t you?” She locked her hands in her lap to quell their shaking, but it didn’t work.

“There is no way for me to do that right now without violating your consent.”

Tiny shivers danced through her, up the backs of her legs, across the flesh of her belly and her back, all the way up into her breasts. Her nipples peaked, at instant odds with nearly all the rest of her, including her mouth. “Why would you want to do that?”

She could have bit her own tongue off. Why would she say that? Why that of all things? Not, what makes you think I would give you consent? Or even, what makes you think I would welcome that? She didn’t know Noah. She wasn’t comfortable around him. He scared her, but then everything scared her. So really, that hardly ranked as an argument.

“I don’t believe you are in the right place mentally for me to do that,” he said bluntly. “I’m not comfortable at this point in entering into anything binding, not even as simple play partners. But that is what you need. Isn’t it?”

Her shivers grew shivers.

His thumb lightly tapped the table as he studied her. “It’s the reason you crawled into bed last night, clinging to my old strap, and cried yourself to sleep.”

Her heart fluttered, the vibrations of which she felt echoed all the way down through her stomach and in between her thighs. She squeezed her legs together. Hidden in her lap, her hands became fists. She fought to keep her breathing even and her expression properly masked, but inside, all she could think was: What else? Had he seen her touch herself? Had he seen her being Kitty-girl? Oh God, had he seen that?

“It’s the reason you crawled through the house in the middle of the night,” he said, sinking both her stomach and her arousal and, for a fraction of a second, making it impossible for her to breathe. “I think you washed the dishes I said could wait, because you couldn’t bear the thought of them sitting in the sink. What else can’t you bear, love?”

She couldn’t hold his unwavering stare and yet, she couldn’t make herself look away.

“Do you even know?” he wondered out loud.

Her chest felt so tight, it was strangling her heart. Her stomach was a nest of serpentine knots all flexing and tightening, and yet her nipples felt hard, swollen, aching to be touched. Pinched. Rolled, between the thumb and fingers he rested on the table when he could just as easily have reached out and caught her. Hurting her the way bad Kittys deserved to be hurt… needed to be hurt.

Her shallow breaths shook. Her pussy heated and throbbed. Unable to stop herself from asking, instead of a question, it came out a plea: “Do you know?”

He tipped his head, a single nod that made the shivers inside her go wild.

“What?” She was almost afraid of the answer.

“I know how to give you exactly what you need, and I will,” he promised. “But if you want it, you’re going to have to do one thing first.”

She struggled to swallow. “What?”

“You’re going to have to ask.”

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About Maren Smith

Fortunate enough to live with my Daddy Dom, I am a Little, coffee whore, pain slut, administrator at my local BDSM dungeon, resident of the wilds of freakin’ Kansas (still don’t know how I ended up here) and submissive to the love of my life. An International and USA Bestselling Author, I have penned more than 120 novels, novellas and short stories, and am the author of the Masters of the Castle series.

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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Title: Sell My Soul,  Author: Jade West, Genre Contemporary Romance ~ Book One in a Trilogy ~ Available Now!

 

Title: Sell My Soul 
Author: Jade West 
Genre Contemporary Romance 
 
 

 

 

 
Sixty days of total submission.
No safe words. No limits. No holds barred.
Sixty days of your body being used and abused and pushed to extremes.

Then you were free to go, no further dues, thanks and goodbye. 
And your bank balance looked seriously healthy for the experience. 

I should never have been tempted. Not for a second.
I should never have even thought about putting myself up for sale for sixty days, not after hearing the brutal tales of what happens to you. 
But I had to.
My sister desperately needed the money. Needed Me. Needed more than I could ever give her.

I’d just never have guessed in a million years that soon enough I’d be needing him.
The beautiful stranger. 
The dangerous monster.
The guy who’d be responsible for my pleasure and pain and everything between for sixty days straight.
And the man who’d want my very soul along with my body. 

No holds barred doesn’t even come close to his requirements.
But I’m willing to give him everything. 

First full-length novel in a trilogy.

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Jade has increasingly little to say about herself as time goes on, other than the fact she is an author, but she’s plenty happy with this. Living in imaginary realities and having a legitimate excuse for it is really all she’s ever wanted. Jade is as dirty as you’d expect from her novels, and talking smut makes her smile. She lives in the Powys countryside with a couple of hounds. She has a zebra print living room, and fights a constant battle with her addiction to Coca-Cola.
 

 

 

 

RELEASE BLITZ/BLOG TOUR ~ Indulge by Dani René, Sins of Seven Series, Genre: BDSM Erotic Romance

 

Indulge by Dani René

Sins of Seven Series
BDSM Erotic Romance

Cover Design: Raven Designs
Photographer: Eric Battershell
Cover Model: Chris Williamson

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RELEASE BOOST ~ Title: Bound by Love, Series: Brie’s Submission #17, Author: Red Phoenix, Genre: New Adult BDSM Romance, Release Date: March 20, 2018  

 

Title: Bound by Love

Series: Brie’s Submission #17

Author: Red Phoenix
Genre: New Adult BDSM Romance
Release Date: March 20, 2018
Blurb
A sexy and intensely romantic tale from USA Today Bestselling Author Red Phoenix


 
Our Love is Epic…



My name is Brie, and I am a submissive.


This is my HEA.

 

In a world of kinky passions, I have found true love with Thane.The sex is incredible, the level of passion unreal!
My heart completely melts when I look into the eyes of our baby.
This is the beginning of my happily ever after, but it will be a fight because there are those who seek to destroy it.
It seems my life is fated to reflect the sensual play I crave.
To enjoy the pleasure–I must face the pain.

 

Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CAAU

 

Author Bio
USA Today Bestselling Author
 
Red Phoenix is an award-winning romance author who gained popularity with her
series, Brie’s Submission. She is also a submissive in real life.



Join Brie Bennett as she experiences the sensual
world of BDSM in the series – Brie’s Submission. 

 

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COVER REVEAL ~ Title: Indulge ~ Series: Sins Of Seven Series Book Three ~ Author: Dani Renè ~ Genre: BDSM Erotic Romance

Indulge by Dani René

Sins of Seven Series
BDSM Erotic Romance

Cover Design: Raven Designs
Photographer: Eric Battershell
Cover Model: Chris Williamson

 

— BLURB —

I’m a glutton. I indulge in women because I can.

Carrick knows love is merely a shattered memory.
Until Peyton stumbles into his arms and he steals a kiss.
One taste isn’t enough. One touch would never satiate him.

And he does what he’s become accustomed to, he indulges in her.

A man hell bent on not falling in love, he pushes.

But Peyton’s not giving up.

Can they have forever while Carrick is haunted by a ghost from his past?

*This is an erotic romance with BDSM elements.
Due to scenes of an adult nature, this book is for 18+ ONLY.

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— ABOUT THE AUTHOR —

Dani is an international bestselling author and
proud member of the Romance Writer’s Organization of South Africa.

A fan of dark romance that grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go. It’s from this passion that her writing has evolved from sweet and romantic, to dark and delicious. It’s in this world she’s found her calling, growing from strength to strength and hitting her stride.

On a daily basis, she has a few hundred characters, storylines, and ideas floating around in her head. From the feisty heroines she delivers to the dark, dominant alphas that grace the pages of her books, she promises light in a world filled with danger and darkness.

She has a healthy addiction to reading, TV series, music, tattoos, chocolate, and ice cream.

For any inquiries, please contact me at info@danirene.com or my PA at danirenepa@gmail.com
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📝REVIEW📝 ~ Rook (Sex and Bullets #3) ~ Author: Jo Raven ~ This book was fantastic! Jo Raven is amazing! ~ COMING NOVEMBER 21st 2107~

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ROOK  (SEX AND BULLETS 3)

By 

JO RAVEN

Genres:  Romance; Dark Romance; Romantic Suspense

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  November 21st 2017  

Read:  November 17th 2017  (ARC)

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Series:  Sex and Bullets:  Storm; Caught (prequel to Hawk); Hawk & Rook

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Synopsis:

It’s my turn to fight the shady Organization that’s dug its fucking claws into every business in my town. Setting up my trap while keeping my friends safe is a challenge – and my private life shouldn’t interfere.
Except it does. Because the only way to reach the center of the web is to crawl right into the spider’s lair – and that turns out to be the Cronin Scarlet Hotel. Luxury hotel with a kink, and my regular haunt.
The perfect way in. Nobody will bat an eye if I ask for my usual relief from stress in one of their stylish pain rooms with some random girl who likes to dom. It will only take a phone call.
But there’s one complication: Mia.
A very sexy complication. She works at the hotel as a cleaning maid, and she’s prim and proper and damn pretty. So buttoned up, her gaze so icy when she looks at me, she pushes all my buttons. I want to tie her up, I want her to tie me up, I want to try every filthy kink possible with her.
But she doesn’t want anything to do with me. Or at least, she didn’t, until the last time I happened to be there. One searing hot kiss and I was lost.
Why do I want a girl who’s nothing like the dominant women I usually go for? And how the hell am I going to keep my mind on taking down the corrupted Organization when she’s around?

Standalone. Mature content. Romantic suspense.

This is Book 3 in the Sex and Bullets series.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars to Rook: Sex and Bullets #3 by Jo Raven.

Wow! Jo Raven is easily one of my all-time favorite authors, ever! She is certainly in my top 3. I have been with her since she released Asher and never looked back. I will put down whatever I am reading when she releases a book. Jesus, she is a fantastic writer! (Fan-girling much? Lol)

The first book in the Sex and Bullets series, Storm is loosely connected to the Inked Brotherhood series, a spinoff from Rafe. You don’t have to read that series to enjoy Rook While this book can be read as a standalone, I personally believe you will get more enjoyment from it if you read the prior books. There is a continuing suspense element that resolves with Rook. Also, there may be a few times where you will have questions if you haven’t read the others.

Rook and Mia…….
Having met Rook in the first book, we know he is family to Storm and Hawk; they are like brothers. Rook is protective and loyal as are the other two. Rook will do anything to keep his ‘brothers’ safe. Even if that means death. I don’t want to give any details away, especially if you haven’t read the other books yet, so I will do my best to keep from spoiling this book for you.

Storm and Hawk have both technically had their happy endings with their girls, in the conclusion of their books. However the element of danger is still lurking and Rook feels strongly it is his responsibility to put an end to it. And that is exactly what he sets out to do. Alone. However, he doesn’t get away with keeping secrets from Storm and Hawk.

It is during Rook’s investigation that he meets Mia. She is beautiful and sexy and quickly gets under his skin. Rook tried to keep his distance from Mia but he is drawn to her. But when she finds out his secrets, his kinks, will she run? Rook believes he is destined to be alone for the rest of his life. He doesn’t think he will find what Storm and Hawk found with their girls. Rook believes he doesn’t deserve a happily ever after. Ok, this is where I disagree. Sorry Rook, but you deserve EVERYTHING! Yes, he has a tortured soul, and guarded heart. Rook broke my own heart. I literally cried for this man. It is so hard to properly describe my feelings about hi but I’ll try. He was smart, rich, sexy, loyal, protective, strong, dark and determined. Did I mention sexy? Hot damn! But he was sad and lonely and broken on the inside. When Mia came into his life, he was able to start to heal. Of course he believed he didn’t deserve her.

Mia was an amazing heroine. She was just as protective when it came to those she cares for. She was also brave and just as determined as Rook to end the evil in this story. Rook quickly found a way into her own closed heart. While she thought he was too dark for her, she quickly realized she needed him and she believed he needed her. Mia would unearth Rook’s secrets and show him she was not going to run.

This book is dark. There is suspense and violence. Secrets that unfold as you read. As the plot and conflicts grow, I was growing with anxiety and even excitement I loved the resolution! I was very satisfied with how the villain received his comeuppance. But even after that, there was still an engaging finish. This book was thoroughly captivating and the writing flowed perfectly. Soon I found myself on the last page and hated for it to end. But as I know Jo Raven, we can probably expect a long epilogue from this series to release in the future. I for one want to know that these men are still happy and living the life they deserve.

Not only do I recommend this book, I recommend you check out the whole Sex and Bullets series. And after the, you should check out Jo’s other amazing books!

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it.

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Jo Raven is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, best known for her series Inked Brotherhood and Damage Control. She writes edgy, contemporary New Adult romance with sexy bad boys and strong-willed heroines. She writes about MME fighters and tattoo artists, dark pasts that bleed into the present, loyalty and raw emotion. Add to that breathtaking suspense, super-hot sex scenes and a happy ending, and you have a Jo Raven® story.

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Review ~ Broken: A Dark Alpha Male Romance (Insatiable #1) ~ By Aston Blackthorne

BROKEN  ~  ASHTON BLACKTHORNE

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My Rating:  4

Cover:  5

Genres:  Dark Romance, Erotic Romance, BDSM

Kindle Edition:  75 pages

Published:  January 17, 2017

Read:  May 10, 2017

Not A Standalone

Series:  Insatiable

 

Synopsis:

Ruthless. Unstoppable. Sexy.

So, so bad.

My gorgeous secretary calls me a bad boy in a good suit. I’ve built up quite a reputation over the years. Women have dubbed me “So so bad” and men have called me the biggest, baddest shark on Wall Street. They say I’ve been everywhere, done everything…
And it’s all true.

I get what I want when I want it.
And what I want now is Veronica.
Her gorgeous curves beckon to me demanding that I succumb to her irresistible charms.
But I can’t.
Not yet.

You see, I have a secret. A deep dark secret lurking inside me. For years, I’ve been broken, shattered, betrayed by someone who should’ve loved me beyond reason.
Now that secret is threatening to be exposed.
And I can’t have that. No matter what.
Not even if it costs me what I treasure the most.

Her.

 

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My Review:

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Stars to Broken: A Dark Alpha Male Romance (Insatiable Book #1) by Ashton Blackthorne.

First let me say this book was sexy, erotic, and hot as Hell! Just wow! To know that it’s a true story…well, it’s nice to know that some of the circumstances we read about in romances can actually be true.

Broken was my first book by Ashton Blackthorne. It won’t be my last, that is for sure. I’m going to have to catch up with this series as well as Ashton’s just published, “Twisted.

Other than the obvious fact that I enjoyed reading this book, I admit to be a bit intimidated with writing my review. Because this is a true story, featuring the author himself I worry about insulting him. But since I am always honest in my reviews, I will do this one the way I would any other; with honesty and integrity.

Ok…again I’ll say I loved this book and will be purchasing the other books by this author. Not just because I need to know what happened. (I have been known to dislike a book but will still buy the next in series because I hate cliffhangers.) I was genuinely engaged and found the writing to flow well. I also felt that the ‘characters’ were written with depth and complexity.

Broken had a good amount of feels. I was never bored; always eager to turn pages. The hero, Ashton, was cocky, arrogant and very full of himself. He is dark and dirty, an intense alpha male. All elements I find in a sexy hero were there in Ashton.

The secondary ‘characters’ were of different personalities. My curiosity was definitely piqued. I have to admit I wasn’t sure I liked any of them. It was definitely hard to determine who was or wasn’t trustworthy. I am eager to read more to find out. This is only part one and there is room for my opinions to change. But for now, I’m happy this book came my way.

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Ruthless. Unstoppable. Sexy.

My gorgeous secretary calls me a bad boy in a good suit. I’ve built up quite a reputation over the years women have dubbed me “So so bad” and men have called me the biggest, baddest shark on Wall Street. They say I’ve been everywhere, done everything…
And it’s all true.

I get what I want when I want it.

Now I’m sharing the most intimate details of my sordid life in my books based on actual events.

Broken, a dark alpha male romance is my first novel and Shattered, the sequel is a bad boy romance both based on my life.

I love hot action and even hotter women. And I will share with you ALL of my naughty, sordid exploits in my books.

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REVIEW ~ Crave (Forbidden Series #1) By Dani Rene

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My Rating:  5

Cover:  4

Genres:  Dark Romance, Erotica, BDSM, Violence

Published:  April 7, 2017

Read:  April 7, 2017

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

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Series:  Forbidden Series

 

Synopsis:

Samael
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Can love overcome hate?
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When I first laid eyes on the perfect little blonde,
I didn’t think she’d change my life.
But the first time I tasted her, felt her, took her,
I knew she was mine.
I laid a wordless claim because as much as I desired her,
I couldn’t have her.
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I craved the dark, she filled me with light.
I loved delivering pain, she craved it.
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Opposites merged by circumstance.
Hearts melded by passion.
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Angel
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Can light defeat darkness?
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I should have feared him.
Everything about him was drenched in the darkness he exuded.
But one glance into his cobalt eyes, and I knew I was his.
My heart allowed him entry, as did my body.
And after the first time, my soul recognized his.
Desired what he delivered.
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I craved his darkness, he bathed in my light.
I submitted to his desires, he craved my very being.
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Running from him wasn’t an option.
Fate bound us in its intricate pattern.
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*This is a dark romance, suitable for mature audiences, 18+ ONLY. Strong sexual themes and violence, which could trigger emotional distress, are found in this story. Certain scenes are graphic and could be upsetting to some. This story is NOT for everyone. Proceed with caution. Discretion is advised. This is book one of the Forbidden Series, but can be read as a standalone. Each book will feature a different couple. There is NO cliffhanger.

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My Review:

Crave (Forbidden, #1)Crave by Dani René

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book was amazing and very, very emotional. I can’t even imagine the thought process that went into the writing of Crave. Parts of this book are very distressful and highly disturbing. It is not for the faint of heart. There are many situations in this book that may cause triggers. Personally, I am not susceptible to triggers but I admit to feeling stressed at times. That said, the author does promise that there is ‘light’ to the ‘dark.’ Thank God!

Angel and Samael…….

It is a tragedy what Angel endured in this book. She lost her innocence, physically and emotionally in the most horrific and abusive ways. (I bet you’re curious right now as to what I mean) For all she lost, Angel also gained something precious. Love and passion. Pleasure and pain. Pain that she craved.

Samael was a dark and disturbing character. He was a dark man, emotionally and did the things he did as a result of that. Once you read this book and understand everything that is going on, you may just fall in love with him.

For obvious reasons, I didn’t connect 100% to the characters or the story. Still, I was fully engaged and was cheering on Sam and Angel to the very end. They both, for very different reasons, deserved a happily ever after. Unfortunately it wasn’t something that came easy or without sacrifice.

I won’t say much more in the way of details. This book epitomizes angst and darkness. But where there is despair and misery, there is also light and hope. Angel is appropriately named for the love and faith her character brings to the story. Angel is the true hero.

Once more, I need to say how impressed I am by this author. Crave could not have been an easy book to write. Dani Rene crossed boundaries of taboo and the forbidden. Things we don’t usually see or even hear about. If you are a fan of dark romance you will devour this work of art. And even if you aren’t, you will still be amazed by this book and the passion and intensity brought fourth by the words of this amazing author, Dani Rene.

I’ll leave you with this……there is most definitely a satisfying and happy ending!!!

*I voluntarily read and reviewed a complimentary copy of this novel. My opinions are honest and unbiased.*

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Author Info:
Dani Rene

A hybrid author and freelance graphic designer, Dani’s writing has evolved from short fan fiction stories to full length novels. From sweet and romantic, to dark and delicious, she’s grown from strength to strength and hitting her stride.

On a daily basis she has a few hundred characters, storylines, and ideas floating around in her head. Generally working on two or more manuscripts at a time, she loves the variety of where her writing is taking her.

She’s normally found in the cave with a mug of coffee or a glass of wine whipping up new emotional rollercoasters. You can also find her on social media – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

She has a healthy addiction to reading, TV series, music, tattoos, chocolate, and ice cream. Some of her go to authors are M Never, K Webster, Pepper Winters, KL Kreig, Meghan March, and that’s just to name a few!

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