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📝Review📝: “Bully King” By Author Andi Jaxon, Genre: YA Bully MM Romance, My Rating: 4 of 5, Release Date: October 15th 2020 ~ #AndiJaxonAuthor @EJBookPromos

BULLY KING

By Andi Jaxon

Genre: #YARomance #BullyRomance #MMRomance

POV: First-person dual perspectives

My Rating: 4

Cover: 5

Kindle: 345 pages

Publication: October 15th 2020

Read: October 2nd 2020. *Review copy provided by Enticing Journey Book Promotions

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Synopsis:

I’m the pastor’s son.
He’s the star quarterback for a small Kentucky high school.
While the town worships him, I pray for God to take my life.
He makes my life a living hell by making me his victim.
This perverse game we play could end us both.
How can something that feels so right be so wrong?
The price if the truth is discovered is death, but I can’t stop.
Neither can he.
No one can know.
Can I risk it?
Is Roman King worth dying for?
**This story is a bully romance including dubious consent, assault, talk of suicide, and is intended for readers 18+. Please proceed with caution.** 

My 📝Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Bully King by Andi Jaxon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


First, I’ll start off by saying that one of the heroes in this book was an awful person. The author justified why he acted like the huge jerk he was but not the way he treated Jonah. I despise bullies and despite that fact, I wanted to read this book anyway. I am a fan of this author and the way she pulls my emotions forward. She isn’t afraid to cross boundaries and put her characters in horrific circumstances then give them the happily-ever-after they deserve. Unfortunately, there was just no full redemption for me regarding Roman. While he turned things around late in the book, I couldn’t let go of the cruel things he did, or let happen to Jonah. And for that reason, I could not award this book five stars. This deduction of one star is based on how I felt during and when the book was finished. It was NOT based on the author’s writing talent. As I said, Andi Jaxon is an author that will rip my heart out and put it back together. She has the ability to make me so angry, so frustrated and so incredibly sad, as well as some happy moments. All the feels!

Jonah comes from an incredibly religious family. They just moved to town as Jonah’s father is the new pastor. There is a lot of religious references in this book. Truthfully, that didn’t bother me. We have many religious traditions in our family. That said, while people have their own opinions on the subject in this book, never is it okay, in my eyes or heart, to condemn a person for who they are. As long as they aren’t hurting people, I am accepting and welcoming. It broke my heart that Jonah was terrified to be himself. I’m not going to get into the story so you can form your own opinions. I will say that I was happier in the last third of the book and more so during the last chapters. This book is so emotional, I had to put it down for hours at a time before I could continue.

Warning…..there are triggers in this book. Talk of suicide. Tremendously cruel bullying. Violence.
Domestic abuse. The author states all intimacy was consensual however there was a time or two where I felt the lines were blurred. But that is just my take on it. Because we all have different experiences in our lives, I believe readers will have different opinions of this book. As I mentioned earlier in my review, my dislikes for the book were because of my own feelings and not the author’s writing. I’ll say this though, if you’re looking for an emotional journey, I recommend this book; it will gut you.

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


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#ReleaseTour ~ “Just One Glance” Series: Oh’ Tequila Genre: #ContemporaryRomance Release Date: October 1st 2020 ~ Available Now! ~ @charms0814 @EJBookPromos

 
 

 

Title: Just One Glance

Series: Oh’ Tequila
Author: C.A. Harms
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 1, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I’m the one known for swinging my junk around in the middle of a crowded college party. The hashtag #dicksaswinging will follow me around forever.
 
Too much tequila, and very little thought triggered the wild reaction of me streaking through my fraternity, and hell I even wore tassels in areas tassels should never be placed.
 
I’d always been known as the quiet one. The brother that rarely said anything and instead stood back to observe on most occasions, yeah that was me, well until that night.
 
In my defense, shit like that happens all the time because I lived in more of a zoo than an actual fraternity. It just didn’t happen to me.
 
Then I found her…
 
Just One Glance, I never believed in that type of thing. No freaking way could you see someone from across the room and that simple glance knocks you on your ass.
 
Seeing Ruby amidst all the chaos, she stood out. The timid way she worried her hands, her eyes as big as saucers while she looked around almost like at any moment she was going to bolt. It was adorable and seeing her, it changed everything.
 
She was nothing like the girls I normally dated. She was quiet, innocent and sweet. She was the complete opposite of me, and if I was a better man I would walk away.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn’t always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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#NewRelease ~ “Heat in the Desert” Series: Desert Love #2, Genre: Contemporary Romance by Author Angela Kalahari is Available Now! ~ @angelinakalhari @EJBookPromos

 
 
Title: Heat in the Desert
Series: Desert Love #2
Author: Angelina Kalahari
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 29, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
AN ACCIDENT, A PASSION, A DARK SECRET… 
 
“Heat in the Desert takes contemporary romance to another level – a real page-turner. Trust me – you’ll love it!” – a reviewer.
 
Saira and Gerhard live entirely different lives.
 
Feisty and ambitious, Saira reluctantly accepts an assignment to produce a TV pilot about weddings at the prestigious, romantic Desert Lodge. But when the small plane taking her there malfunctions, she finds herself stranded in the desert with sexy, muscular, mysterious Gerhard and his yummy German good looks.
 
Gerhard is everything Saira desires: he is regal, gorgeous, genuine. She cannot help but feel drawn to him.
 
Saira might just be the woman of Gerhard’s dreams, and now he’s found her, he doesn’t want to let her go. But there are things in Gerhard’s past that threaten to ruin everything…
 
Explore Heat in the Desert, a novel in the captivating Desert Love contemporary romance series, today.
 
“The way the author describes the characters’ emotions stood out for me as it made the story come alive. I could feel everything they felt.” – beta reader.
 
Disclaimer: You can read this novel as part of the series or as a stand-alone novel. It contains some heat and a happy ending. Don’t forget, it’s also available in Kindle Unlimited.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The small plane banked violently, and Saira squeezed her eyes closed. Once again, she felt her fingers dig into her seat’s armrests.

Rivulets of sweat felt sticky and ticklish as they ran down her back and squelched against her body where it met the seat. Her hands were dripping, but she didn’t know whether it was from the heat or from being panicked. The muscles in her stomach and calves were aching as she tensed and willed her body to stop the plane.

She wasn’t paying attention to Gerhard sitting next to her, but she could feel the force of his exertion as he tried to land the small craft.

They were getting close to the earth. Saira thought she was prepared for the impact but the jar as the plane hit the ground rattled her bones and her teeth. They bumped along the sand for moments that felt like forever before they came to a shuddering stop.

When she opened her eyes, all she could see around her was the red dust storm the plane had kicked up. As it settled, she realized they were in the middle of nowhere. There was nothing. No trees, no dunes, no bushes. Stretching out in all directions were miles and miles of flat sand.

Saira felt more panic rising inside her body. Her fear was irrational, she knew, but she felt as though the sand would smother her. There was no escape.

She noticed her fingers were still digging into her seat’s armrests and unclamped her hands. As she stretched out her fingers and tried to relax, her muscles screamed with the pain she’d inflicted on them when she’d tensed every single one in her body.

Next to her, Gerhard sat still, his hands on the plane’s yoke.

As his body relaxed, he turned toward her.

“Are you okay?”

“What do you think? You’ve landed us in the middle of nowhere. How long will we be here? Can you fix the plane?”

Gerhard shrugged, and Saira wondered how he could be so relaxed about it all?

She’d seen television shows and read about people being stranded in the desert and dying of thirst. Would it happen to her? She didn’t relish the idea.

Gerhard’s voice was far too controlled for Saira’s liking when he spoke.

“I’ll see what I can do. But we may need help.”

“Help? Where do you see help around here?”

“Well, it won’t be easy, but I’m sure we can summon some.”

Saira was sure the temperature rising inside her had nothing to do with the heat in the desert. She was getting mad as hell.

What was the man playing at?

Gerhard opened the door on his side, and scorching air blasted into the already boiling cabin.

Saira put a hand on her chest as she struggled to draw the heated air into her lungs. She opened her door, but even more hot air streamed into the cabin.

Gerhard placed a firm, dry hand on her forearm.

“I wouldn’t go outside if I were you.”

“You don’t seriously expect me to stay in this oven while you go outside?”

Gerhard removed his hand and nodded.

“Trust me. It’s safer here than out there.”

Safer? What was he talking about? Would she have to deal with wild animals as well on top of this disaster?

“What do you mean, safer?”

Those blue eyes locked on hers, and she understood he wasn’t used to being challenged.

“I mean, it’s hotter out there than in here. Out there, you risk sunstroke.”

Saira shifted in her seat.

She didn’t want to sound petulant, but she was feeling more than annoyed. The perpetual clamminess her entirely inappropriate clothing for such weather had produced, didn’t help things.

“I still think it would be better if I sat in the wing’s shade.”

Gerhard got out.

He spoke through the open door, his back toward her.

“Suit yourself.”

This time, Gerhard didn’t help her. As a result, when she jumped down from the plane, she sank into the sand. She tried to muffle the loud yelp that came with the unpleasant surprise. But the difference between the surfaces underfoot almost made her lose her balance, and the heat from the sand penetrated her shoes at once. She wouldn’t give Gerhard the satisfaction of seeing her distress.

Saira pulled herself together, reached back, grabbed her water from the cabin, and rooted through her bag for her jacket to sit on. Even though the wing of the plane had given the illusion of shade, the sand underneath was scorching. Saira had forgotten they’d only just landed here. The sun had been baking the sand into what felt to her like grains of fire beneath her. She jumped up as the heat penetrated through her jacket and burned her backside.

Though Gerhard was apparently ignoring her, she was sure she’d seen him smirk when she’d jumped down from the plane onto the blistering sand and again when she’d leaped up as the heat had penetrated her behind.

Meanwhile, Gerhard had opened the bonnet on the side of the plane. He was tinkering away, a frown deepening between his eyebrows.

Saira watched him and didn’t care for the frown.

She walked closer to him.

“Well?”

“Well, what?”

“Can you fix it or not?”

“I’m not a mechanic.”

Saira had to walk away before she lost her temper. She placed her hands on her hips. Staring off into the distance might help her get a grip on her emotions. But it didn’t help.

Oh, God, they would die here. She knew it.

When she had her breathing a little more under control again, she turned to face Gerhard.

“But if you’re not a mechanic, how the hell are you going to fix this thing?”

Saira could have sworn she heard Gerhard mumble “give me strength,” or something like it. Not only was she stranded in the desert, but she had to deal with a jerk like him. Being hunky didn’t make up for it. Life could be so unfair.

Damn, she should never have come. What a stupid idea. Bloody Max. He’ll have a lot to answer for when she gets back to London.

All of a sudden, she didn’t want to be anywhere near Gerhard. She eyed the area under the wing furthest away from him and walked there as fast as the sand would allow her without tripping and falling. But the clanging and banging of his tinkering grew in volume, and she couldn’t help wondering what he was doing. Another small prayer went up that he didn’t damage the engine even more.

Unable to contain her curiosity, she peeped around the plane. He was fumbling inside the cabin and ignoring her. When she saw him unpacking a bundle of wood from underneath his seat, and reaching for a lighter in his pocket, she couldn’t believe it.

Was he going to make a fire? In this heat?

She walked closer.

“Fire? I thought we only need it at night to prevent predators from eating us alive.”

“I’m not building a fire for the wildlife.”

The man was impossible. Saira felt the urge to stamp her foot but wouldn’t give him the satisfaction of seeing he’d got under her skin. Why couldn’t he be civil? Men with manners were in such short supply these days. Why are they all like Jonathan, instead of like her father?

Saira watched in silent fascination as Gerhard built a fire. He collected some straw-like plant matter she hadn’t noticed before because the way it blended in with the color of the surrounding sand, was perfect. He placed it over the pieces of wood, like kindling, started the fire and blew on it until it took hold.

God, he was a real Neanderthal.

But when he took off his shirt, Saira almost gasped at the sight of his beautiful torso and had to cough to hide her faux pas.

Gerhard’s body wasn’t only beautiful, toned with perfect muscles, but he looked far more like a model than a Neanderthal. Just the right smattering of hair on his chest made him appear even more manly. His all-over tan made her wonder why he spent so much time without his top? Perhaps he had a lot of leisure time. That he was pure male and nothing like Jonathan, just made him seem more mysterious. He moved with ease and elegance, felt as though she was watching a dancer instead of a Neanderthal. Only now he had his back to her, could she admire his toned bum and thighs.

But the beauty of his body couldn’t disguise the fact that the fire was now roaring and smoke was everywhere. It made Saira’s eyes water. The sudden uncontrollable coughing fit that gripped her, wouldn’t let go and didn’t help the situation. The heat from the fire added to the already unbearable conditions.

Just as she was about to say something, Gerhard grabbed the sleeves of his shirt. He held the shirt over the fire for a few moments, then removed it and repeated the action over and over. 

Saira could see the effect. The smoke curled into the air above them into an upright column since there was no wind to disperse it.

Okay, he’s cute. But what the hell? Are we in a cowboy movie now?

Saira took a few steps toward Gerhard because she didn’t want to shout and come across like a banshee. Besides, she didn’t trust her voice to carry after the coughing fit.

“I don’t understand. Why make a fire? Why don’t you just call someone?”

Gerhard spoke without stopping what he was doing.

“Have you tried using your phone in the desert? It doesn’t work here.”

Saira hadn’t considered that. A sizeable stone fell into her gut. Would she really be stranded here?

“But what about the plane’s radio?”

“I’m not an electronics engineer.”

Saira narrowed her eyes.

What the hell did he mean by that?

Gerhard spoke as though he’d read her mind.

“The radio is dead. Something must have gone wrong with the radio’s wiring when the engine blew.”

Saira felt tears of panic sting her eyes. 

She wouldn’t cry. She wouldn’t cry.

“I saw you had a walkie-talkie?”

“The battery is flat.”

Shit. She knew it. She would die here for sure. Who ever could see these puny smoke signals?

Saira looked up into the vast sky. Only someone with binoculars glued to their eyes and looking in the right direction would see such small puffs of smoke.

She wasn’t in the mood for one of his stupid answers she didn’t understand but somehow couldn’t stop the question leaving her mouth.

“But who would see this?”

The sun was glistening off the sweat on Gerhard’s back, and droplets were dripping down his temples. But he didn’t seem to be suffering in the slightest. Saira envied him.

Again, he didn’t look up as he spoke.

“You’d be surprised.”

What does that mean? Why does he have to be so weird? For goodness sake, why couldn’t he just spell it out? He must know she knows nothing about this lifestyle. Wasn’t he a guide? The guides must meet people from lots of different backgrounds. She reckoned most of their guests didn’t understand about conditions in the desert or this kind of lifestyle, either.

Was it her imagination, or was he actually smiling?

Just as she turned around to walk away, Gerhard’s voice sounded behind her.

“You’ll just have to trust me.”

Saira almost snorted with indignation.

We’ll see about that.

 

 
 

 

 
Angelina Kalahari has worked for over thirty-five years as an operatic soprano, stage director and voice teacher around the world.
 
She received recognition for her contribution to the music, culture and economy of the UK from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.
 
Angelina has always regarded herself as a storyteller, either through music or through acting and directing. She honed her storytelling skills from a young age, writing and telling stories to her siblings at bedtime. It became a habit over the years. She has many finished novels, children’s stories and plays. Her publishing journey as an indie author began with The Healing Touch, a story based on true events.
 
Born in Namibia, and having lived all over the world, she currently lives in London, UK, with her husband, her fur cat daughter, a rapidly diminishing population of house spiders and a smallish herd of dust bunnies.
 
She has recently come to the conclusion that drinking vast amounts of tea holds the key to life.
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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#NewRelease ~ “Blue Ridge Murder” Marshall Brothers Book Two, #RomanticSuspense, By Author Carolyn Laroche, Released September 26th 2020. Available Now! ~ @CarolynLaRoche @EJBookPromos

 
 

 

 

Title: Blue Ridge Murder
Series: Marshall Brothers Book #2
Author: Carolyn LaRoche
Genre: Romance Suspense
Release Date: September 26, 2020
Cover Design: BookSmith Design
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Can they stay alive long enough to explore the spark?
 
A steadfast believer in “never again,” the only relationship parole officer Alayna Baron wants is with her job. When her roommate surprises her with a long weekend in the mountains, she reluctantly agrees—completely unaware it’s a singles matchmaking event. 
 
Widowed at a young age, Detective Evan Marshall thought he’d had his one chance at love. When his brothers send him away for the weekend, the thought of romance never crosses his mind. At least, not until he finds the intriguing Alayna stranded on the side of the road.
 
When an intense snowstorm closes the roads and bodies start piling up at the inn where they are staying, Evan and Alayna join forces in an attempt to keep the other guests safe. But even with a murderer hidden amongst them, Evan and Alayna find a spark neither are looking for. If only they can stay alive long enough to explore it.
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
Science teacher by day, writer and baseball mom by night, Carolyn LaRoche lives near the ocean with her husband, two boys, rescue puppy, and four cats. She loves crocheting, books, food videos and trying new recipes. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Available Now! ~ “Cruel Crown” Series: Sekten Duet #2, by Author C. Lymari, Genre: #DarkRomance #RomanticSuspense, #NewRelease ~ #CLymariAuthor @EJBookPromos

Title: Cruel Crown
Series: Sekten Duet #2
Author: C. Lymari
Genre: Dark Romance Suspense
Release Date: September 18, 2020
The Sekt does not forgive.
The Sekt does not forget.
Keeper of secrets and dealers of lies.
We bow to no king, nations, or men.
Crossing us is certain death.
• • • • • •
Mayhem, secrets, and blood:⁣
We were both monsters who lurked in the dark. ⁣
She was a huntress, but I was a wolf. There was no safe haven for her in this world. ⁣
So be careful, my queen, when you wear your cruel crown. It would be a shame to see your blood pouring out. ⁣
The game has started, and the lies will be revealed. One question remains; who will strike out and who will kneel?⁣
• • • • • •
Author’s Note: The Sekten Series is a dark romance series that needs to be read in order. It is intended for mature audiences since there is a lot of graphic content, and it might not be suitable for you if you are easily triggered. Some books will be darker than others, but all are triggering none the less. This is a dark world, so read at your own discretion.
Claudia lives in the Chicagoland suburbs, and when she’s not busy chasing after her adorable little spawn, she’s fighting with the characters in her head. After not being able to keep up with them, she decided enough was enough and wrote her first novel. C. Lymari writes both sweet and dark romances that will give you all the feels. Her other talents include binge watching shows on Netflix and eating all kinds of chips.
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#NewRelease ~ “Cast From the Shadows, Series: Parkdale series #3 by Author: Danielle Keil is 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄, Genre: #NARomance #ContemporaryRomance ~ #DanielleKeilAuthor @EJBookPromos

 
 
 Title: Cast from the Shadows
Series: Parkdale Series #3
Author: Danielle Keil
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 17, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Free from his father’s shadow, Landon has decided to hit the open road. What happens when a pretty girl hops in the car and invites herself along?
 
Landon:
After defying my father’s wishes and dropping out of West Point, it was time to take my future into my own hands.
I hoped the open road would become my salvation, saving me from my inner demons.
My plan failed and a return home seemed imminent. Until a beautiful girl with purple streaks in her hair became determined to join me, turning my entire trip upside down.
I had my share of regrets.
Letting Whitney in my car was not one of them.
 
Whitney:
Life in my small town slowly sucked the soul out of me. I dreamed of escaping and exploring the world.
All I wanted to do was get out of Pine Hill and keep the promises I made my mother before she died.
So, I jumped straight into a stranger’s car and hijacked his road trip. We couldn’t have been more different, but our chemistry was undeniable.
I had my share of regrets. 
Giving Landon my heart was at the top of the list.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Danielle Keil grew up and spent the majority of her life in the Chicagoland area. A recent transplant, she is enjoying the Mississippi life, especially the pool in her backyard.
 
Danielle is happily married for over 10 years, and has two young children, a daughter and a son, who are exact replicas of her and her husband.
 
She also is a fur mom to their Corgi, Cozmo, who loves barking, mud, and peanut butter.
 
Danielle’s love language is gifts, her Ennegram is a 9w1, and she loves everything purple.
 
The way to her heart is through coffee, chocolate and tacos (extra guac).
 
 
Find Danielle on social media—she’s a social media addict and would love to be friends!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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