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Available Now! Misandry (Deliverance Series) by Jo-Anne Joseph, Genre: Dark Romance/Suspense (Standalone)


Title: Misandry
Series: Deliverance Series
Author: Jo-Anne Joseph
Genre: Dark Romance/Suspense (Standalone)
Release Date: July 22, 2019
dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against men
➡ vigilante justice
➡ dark romance
➡ revenge by torture 
Misandry: Book Two in the Deliverance Series
Not all killers are natural born.
Some are man-made,
purified through the fires of hell,
molded by circumstance,
created in darkness.
I am Raven, heartless, unfeeling.
My story is one of redemption, 
though I’m not blameless.
I’ve been ruthless in my pursuit of justice.
The devil himself created me,
and he was about to meet his greatest aberration.
This may be the story of my undoing,
But I won’t go down without a fight.
They call me Ace because I miss nothing.
There isn’t a case I haven’t solved,
until her, my nemesis, Raven.
She intrigues me, tests me, tempts me.
I want to unmask her,
Get into the mind of this mercenary,
Without losing myself in the process.

Jo-Anne Joseph is an indie contemporary romance author, dreamer, doer, artist with a flair for creating stories about the seemingly impossible and second chance romance. Along with a passion for writing, she is an avid reader and enjoys painting and coloring. She also has a deep love for poetry and prose. Her lifelong love affair with words started at a young age and resulted in her debut novel Infinity.
Jo-Anne is a business professional by day and also writes on a volunteer basis for on-line publication Still Standing Magazine and the website Glow in the Woods. Her articles have been republished in several newsletters.
Jo-Anne lives in Johannesburg South Africa which provides the inspiration for the settings in her novels, with her husband Brian and their beautiful son Braydon.

Coming Soon ~ Pre-Order Available: Bad To The Bone Anthology, Genres: MC, Dark Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, Dark Psychological Thriller. See Post for all the authors!


Title: Bad to the Bone: A Bad Boy Anthology
Authors: A.C. Williams ~ Cari Robe ~ Courtney Lynn Rose ~ Elizabeth Knox ~ Erin Osborne ~ Krista Ames ~ Lizzie James ~ S. Cinders ~ Sonya Jesus ~ Verlene Landon 
Genre: MC, Dark Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, Dark Psychological Thriller
Release Date: July 20, 2019


Bad boys: We love to hate them, but sometimes, we just can’t help but love them. 


You’ll get a mixture of genres from the eleven authors that took part in this anthology. Some will have the contemporary pieces you love, while others are packed full of suspense. But then we have the darker stories, the ones that will make you view the world a bit differently.
The question is – do you love a bad boy?
We know you do, take a dive in and meet them.


Cari Robe

Verlene Landon

Elizabeth Knox

Courtney Lynn Rose

S. Cinders

Erin Osborne

A.C. Williams

Lizzie James

Krista Ames

Sonya Jesus


Release Blitz: Depraved: American Street Kings #1 by Bella J. ~ Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense/MC ~ Available Now!



Title: Depraved
Series: American Street Kings #1
Author: Bella J.
Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense/MC
Release Date: July 17, 2019
It’s an ugly thing.
It consumes
you. Controls you. Dictates your every move.
You can try
to fight it, try to resist. But its stronger than you. It always wins.
The day I
first saw her, obsession took root inside me. Suddenly there was nothing else.
Just her.
obsession left me no choice. I had to have her.
No matter
the cost.
No matter
the risk.
In the end
she will be mine.
then…I wait. 
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Chapter 1
Midnight. The witching hour. The time evil came out to play. It was also
the time when they arrived. The roar of engines sliced through the silence of
night and set my heart racing. My skin tingled, and heat spread through me like
It was him. The man I’d been watching from my bedroom window ever since
they started coming around. He would come once a week, and always around
midnight. Three motorcycles would be parked in the dark out front, and I would
watch as he and two other men made their way to our front door.
Leather cuts, torn jeans, and shit-kicker boots set them apart from us
and our designer label clothing. Even in the dark they looked mean and callous.
One of them had a clean-shaven head, and the other short hair, cut
neatly. But him? He had longer hair. Dark—the same color as midnight—and it
settled just below his shoulders. It was never styled, never neatly put in
place, but always disheveled. There was this thing he did with his hair after
taking off his helmet, pushing his fingers through the strands and pulling it
back. It was like he tried to make it seem more…chaotic. Messed up. Perfect.
From the second floor of our house, it was easy to see his frame was
bigger than the other two. Long body, broad shoulders, denim jeans clinging to
thick thighs. During the last year, I had committed every inch of his frame to
memory. Thinking about him. Fantasizing…my stranger in the dark.
His weekly visits were one of my father’s many secrets. A well-respected
police commissioner’s reputation would be ruined if the public knew about his
ties with one of New York’s most notorious motorcycle gangs. I never could
figure out what kind of business my dad would have with these men. But while I
stared from my window at the man in the shadows, I didn’t really care. The way
my heart kept racing, my stomach filled with a kind of excitement I’d never
felt before, I knew I had grown addicted to it. The thrill of watching him,
studying him…desiring him.
He never looked around when he walked up to the front door. Under the dim
light that came from the porch, I could make out the contour of his face and
the shadow of his beard. But everything about him screamed business.
Determination. Danger. Every step he took was calculated, confident, and
undeniably dominant. He was the alpha, the leader—even I could see that.
The weekly visits usually lasted about an hour, maybe less. And I would
wait by the window with so much expectation from the prospect of catching
another glimpse of him, because this was the exciting part. The part where he
left. It was the part I loved the most.
The front door would open, and first I’d see their shadows falling on the
well-manicured lawn and cobble walkway. I would lean to the side of the window,
my heart thumping erratically inside my chest…waiting…anticipating.
Then he would appear, his back toward me. The cut he wore told me who he
was, a member of the American Street Kings—a wicked skull with the American
flag proudly displayed on the leather. It was beautiful and threatening at the
same time.
He’d reach his Harley, and I would straighten, my heart wanting to crawl
out of my throat. My stomach would turn into a thousand knots within a split
second as I watched him throw his cigarette to the ground, pressing on the
little yellow coal with his boot. He would turn his head, glancing over his
shoulder in my direction. Then, finally, the moment I had been waiting for ever
since I heard the roar of their motorcycles coming down our driveway.
The moment when he turned around and looked right at me. I swallowed
hard, equal parts excitement and fear running rampant inside me, but I refused
to look away because it was all there. It was there, in his eyes. I could see
it all the way from the second floor. The promise. The vow…the warning.
He would come for me. One day. Whether I wanted him to or not.
Author Bio
All the way
from Cape Town, South Africa, Bella J lives for the days when she’s able to
retreat to her writer’s cave where she can get lost in her little pretend world
of romance, love, and insanely hot bad boys.
Bella J is a Hybrid Author with both Self-Published and Traditional Published
work. Even though her novels range from drama, to comedy, to suspense, it’s the
dark, twisted side of romance she loves the most.

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Release Blitz: Unmasked by Shannon Youngblood, #TabooEroticSuspenseDarkRomance  is Available Now!



Title: Unmasked 
Author: Shannon Youngblood 
Genre: Taboo, Erotic Suspense, Dark Romance 
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Thank The Father
The Father giveth and the Father taketh away.

Thank The Master
The Lord giveth and the Master taketh away. 

Thank The Faith
The Faith giveth and the fire taketh away.

In a society where men are superior and women belong at their feet, Master Zander and his slave, Phoenix, must find a way to navigate through the horrors they were born into.

Three menacing tasks are all that separate Zander from his inheritance. Three gruesome tasks and Phoenix might finally be free. The question is can Phoenix complete them and keep her sanity in check? Can Zander play the part without unleashing the monster behind the mask? 

Will they rise from the ashes of their present and soar into the future, or will they both be engulfed by the flames of their past?



Shannon Youngblood is a thirty something, foul mouthed, erotic romance writer, who loves telling a story full of broken pieces, and broken people. 

There is no subject too graphic, or too taboo, to grace the pages of her stories. 
Shannon believes that life is not always Happily Ever Afters and Flowers, and sometimes her stories might reflect that. (Non HEA’s OH NO!) 
Shannon loves hearing from her amazing, dirty minded fans as well! 
Be sure to follow her on her social media sites!






New Release: Revenge (Revenge #1) by Christine Besze, #DarkRomance, AVAILABLE NOW!

Title: Revenge
Series: Revenge #1
Author: Christine Besze
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: June 14, 2019
Cover Design: T.E. Black Designs
Six years they stole from me.
Six years I’ve done my time.
Six years I’ve waited.
Six years I’ve heard her screams over and over.
No more.
It’s time to collect.
And it’s their blood that will be spilled.
Asher Savage spent his life protecting the innocent, taking monsters off the streets. He never thought he’d become one.
Charlee Vega was a pawn in a game she never knew she was playing. An innocent caught up in a war of greed and hate.
Revenge has fed his monster for years, but it comes at a price. Is it one he’s still willing to have her pay?
She’s a means to an end. A complication he never saw coming. And sometimes those are the most deadly of all.
***This book is a stand alone and contains mature/graphic subject matter. For readers 18+***

Tre Talbot – “This is a must read that I highly recommend you bump to the top of your TBR list. If you’re looking for a romantic suspense then this is THE book for you.”

LisaReadsAlot – “Christine Besze at her best! This book was all kinds of Holy S**t. A Must Read, readers.”

SCBookAddict – “Okay – just wow!!! This book is a phenomenal! I did not want to put it down.”

Christine Besze is a writer, reader, mother, wife, and lover of all things wine. She lives in her own world of crazy most days, because the voices inside her head hold some great conversation. When she does have to come back to reality and act like an actual grown-up, she spends her time with her handsome hubby Z, their two gorgeous gingers and their mini-herd of German Shepherds. Born in sunny Southern California, she recently made the big leap with her family to the East Coast and couldn’t be happier. You’ll still find her in flip-flops–with a full glass of wine–all year round.


Available Now: Depraved by N. Isabella Blanco & Dee Garcia, #DarkRomance

Title: Depraved
Series: St. Cecilia Slayings #3
Authors: N. Isabelle Blanco & Dee Garcia
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: June 11, 2019
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. – John 16:13
Yet my God is more silent than ever before.
Even worse, I’m trapped in this spiral, more focused on a singular addiction.
It isn’t the alcohol this time.
The killer’s turning more brazen. With each roadblock we throw up in front of her, she finds a new way around it.
Murdering at a quicker speed.
Taunting me at every turn.
But it’s Kiera that dominates. Kiera that rules. The mystery of her becomes even more important than all the lives being lost in Boston.
There’s an illness in her family. One as pervasive as what’s infected our streets. I don’t know what it is yet, but my soul is determined to find out.
Maybe my God isn’t silent. Maybe he is speaking.
The voice telling me I need to save her is the strongest of all.
The most consuming.
There’s a circle of lies—my own and that of others—closing in from every side.
Little do I realize, everything is about to crash down around me, putting every one I love at risk.

N. Isabelle Blanco is the Amazon Bestselling Author of the Allure Series, the Need Series with K.I.Lynn, and many others. At the age of three, due to an odd fascination with studying her mother’s handwriting, she began to read and write. By the time she’d reached kindergarten, she had an extensive vocabulary and her obsession with words began to bleed into every aspect of her life. 
That is, until coffee came a long and took over everything else.
Nowadays, N. spends most of her days surviving the crazy New York rush and arguing with her characters every ten minutes or so, all in the hopes of one day getting them under control.
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Dee Garcia is a voracious fan of romance novels and a long time lover of the written word. Her mission is to craft unique, compelling stories that will give her readers a place to briefly escape the trials and tribulations of everyday reality. With headstrong heroine’s who don’t need a man to stand on their own two feet, Dee hopes to leave her mark in the Indie world, one plot twist at a time.

Cover Reveal: Breakdown By Aly Zigada, Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense, Release Date: June 27, 2019

Title: Breakdown
Author: Aly Zigada
Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 27, 2019
Cover Design: Najla Qamber
Atticus Creed saved my life. His voice talked me down. His lyrics stripped me bare. His tattoos against my hidden scars made me feel beautiful. In turn, I wrecked him with a love that exposed his soul and lies that called to his vilest demons.
We were innocent then.
Now I’m a young mogul who reigns over the corrupt record label he abandoned, and he’s a tortured musician who wants retribution as viciously as I want another taste of his lips. Inevitably, he will crash in my arms, and I will burn in his.
Depravity is all we know. It’s in the air we breathe, it’s in our sweat, it’s the music we make.
Aly Zigada has teamed up with authors Kate Stewart, Meredith Wild, and Rachel Van Dyken to celebrate the BREAKDOWN cover reveal with a giveaway! Up for grabs are a $50 Amazon gift card, signed paperbacks, and more.
Aly Zigada is an American author best known for riveting contemporary fiction and New Adult novels. Praise for her writing describes it as devastating, sharp, and evocative.



RELEASE BLITZ: Save Me by Andi Jaxon & A.J. Alexander

Save Me by Andi Jaxon and AJ Alexander is OUT NOW!
Adam might have been the one to swear an oath to save lives… but will Isabel save him?

Get it ONLY on Amazon at the special release week price of $2.99!!!
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Or read for #FREE in KindleUnlimited!!!


I might be the one who swore an oath to save lives, but they saved me…

Saving lives isn’t just my job, it’s my whole world. Working eighteen hour days, I live in the hospital, running from patient to patient until I encounter a mysterious woman who stops me in my tracks. Afraid of her own shadow, I quickly diagnose that not all of her injuries are physical and the helpless look in her eyes turns my world upside down.

I follow up with her, trying to convince myself that my actions are that of a concerned doctor. But it’s more than that… turns out there is more to her as well. She’s a single mom, and the fear in her eyes isn’t just for herself, but for her amazing daughter. Before I even realize what’s happening, I’m determined to save them both and it has nothing to do with oaths or medicine. First, she will have to trust me. Not just with her life, but her heart.

** TRIGGER WARNING: This story contains mention of physical and emotional abuse. Although no abuse takes place during the story it is described, at times, in detail. **


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one of the following PAPERBACKS!!
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(US ONLY – International winners will receive both authors’ ENTIRE ebook catalogue)

About Andi Jaxon

From Dyslexic kid with a love of Algebra to a published author, no one is more surprised to find me here, than I am. I love to write about tortured pasts and hot sex, a happily ever after that has to be worked for. My stories tend to be a little dark but with some comic relief, typically in the form of sarcasm.

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About AJ Alexander

AJ Alexander is a wannabe psychologist, writer, and author of the recently completed, SEAL’ed Series. AJ’s passion is writing angst filled happily ever afters that have to be earned by her characters. Women with no backbone need not apply. AJ uses sarcasm and an unlimited supply of song lyrics to bring her romance novels to life.

AJ lives in the angst capital of the world, Seattle Washington with her own personal knight in shining armour and her two beautiful girls.

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📝REVIEW📝: Save Me by Andi Jaxon & A.J. Alexander ~ 5 Stars! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟





Genre:  #Romance #ContemporaryRomance #Triggers *see blurb*

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  May 9th 2019

Read:  April 27th 2019  *ARC provided by L. Woods PR

POV:  FIrst-person dual perspectives

Add to Goodreads:  Save Me

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Happy couple under the rain


I might be the one who swore an oath to save lives, but they saved me…

Saving lives isn’t just my job, it’s my whole world. Working eighteen hour days, I live in the hospital, running from patient to patient until I encounter a mysterious woman who stops me in my tracks. Afraid of her own shadow, I quickly diagnose that not all of her injuries are physical and the helpless look in her eyes turns my world upside down.

I follow up with her, trying to convince myself that my actions are that of a concerned doctor. But it’s more than that… turns out there is more to her as well. She’s a single mom, and the fear in her eyes isn’t just for herself, but for her amazing daughter. Before I even realize what’s happening, I’m determined to save them both and it has nothing to do with oaths or medicine. First, she will have to trust me. Not just with her life, but her heart.

** TRIGGER WARNING: This story contains mention of physical and emotional abuse. Although no abuse takes place during the story it is described, at times, in detail. **

Young and confident male doctor portrait standing in medical office

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📝My Review📝:

Save MeSave Me by A.J. Alexander

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was so intense and emotional. The characters were amazing, and I just adored Sophie!

Recently, I read my first Andi Jaxon novel and loved it. So much so that I will be adding some of her books to my summer reading list. With the exception of holiday romance, summer reading is my favorite time of the year. It’s the one time I promise myself to knock off books from my TBR, and read for pure pleasure. Not that I don’t do that already, but being a blogger/reviewer, I read many ARCs. Oh, please don’t misunderstand because I love to read for authors however, I like to just kick back and read my own selections too. Hence, one reason why I look forward to the summer.

That said…..This was my first collaboration read from Andi Jaxon and AJ Alexander. I know, right? Where have I been hiding? Under a rock, apparently. Nevertheless, I am so happy I read this book. Now I can’t wait to read an exclusive AJ Alexander novel.

This book was, for me, a darker read than I am used to. I’ll be honest, I avoid books with heavy physical abuse. (*please note, if you read the blurb that you already know that the majority of physical abuse is talked about but not actually on the pages) It breaks my heart too much. But this book came across my blog and after reading the blurb, I just knew I had to read it. Both authors did a great job at weaving this story, making it believable and giving us a well-deserved happy ending. Yes, karma is a queen not to be messed with!

I’m not going to give away any details. Not even the smallest hints. This is a book that you need to go into without too many spoilers so you can appreciate everything good that happens. It will only make the ending so much sweeter. I will tell you that the secondary characters (well not all of them) were charming and and added not only depth, but some humor to a story that is angsty and intense.

I recommend this fast-paced read. As I mentioned earlier in my review, I am looking forward to reading more from both of these authors, exclusively and collaboratively.

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

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