Wednesday, November 14, 2018

{Blog Tour} Deception by C.A. Harms

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Deception: The act of deceiving someone.

That became a pattern in my life. It was the way the chips fell. I'm destined to be that girl that fell for the wrong guy. If he was a liar and a cheat, I found him or he found me. It didn’t really  matter how it happened, it just always did.

But when I met Jake, I thought he was different. He was just a guy trying to get by, much like me in a sense. He was happy with the little things in life...he made me feel safe and settled.

That was until I found out that his name, his life, and the man he pretended to be, were nothing but a fraud. He used me to get the answers he needed, and in the process, he managed to take my last ounce of hope and crush it.

I just wanted him gone. I wanted to forget the times we shared, the laughs we had. I wanted to ignore the fact that he’d so easily found a place in my heart.

Only there was one problem... I wasn’t allowed to forget. 

I am reminded daily of him. Each morning, I have no choice but to look into the same, beautiful eyes he possessed. I see his smile, and that same shade of dark melted chocolate hair that at one point, I loved running my fingers through.

Every single day I reminded of the fact that the father of my child is nothing more than a man that truly never existed.

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Deception has a little bit of everything. Steamy and sweet, Deception also has it's share of suspense, crime, danger and lies. The writing is beautiful and Harms outdoes herself this time with all the aspects she has going on within the plot. The storyline flowed very well, the characters are broken, but likable and while some moments break your heart, others warm it and get it beating right out of your chest. Harms goes out of her way to make reader's feel every emotion right down to the core. 


C.A. Harms is an avid romance and mystery reader. She's always had a love for books, getting lost in writing and storytelling even as a young girl. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. 

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She holds an addiction for Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha’s and KitKat when she should really be focusing on water and maybe a fruit or two to make herself feel less guilty, but that feeling quickly passes...thankfully. 

She is easy going, fun, and although she may seem like one of the quiet ones at first, you just wait until she gets to know you better...that quietness changes, fast.

{Blog Tour} Anointed by Charity B.


by Charity B. 
Publication Date: November 5, 2018 
Genres: Adult, Dark, Romantic Suspense, Standalone



The last time her, she was marked with blood. 
Now she’s returned, along with my temptation. 
Our touch is blasphemous, 
They say she’s tainted, but they will not speak against me. 
His holy blood is in my veins and my word is truth. 
I’m the fucking Prophet.

Laurel Ann 
For twelve years, I fought for my soul in this evil world. 
Until my God sent him. 
My oldest friend. 
The only boy I ever loved. 
What we’re doing risks everything, yet we can’t stop. 
When I sin with him, it’s the purest I’ve ever felt. 
I lived half my life with the Philistines and I know what they call us. 
Cult. Freaks. Fanatics. 
But they’re wrong,. 
We aren’t any of those things. 
For we are the Anointed.

Trigger Warning: This is a full length, standalone novel, containing disturbing scenes and sensitive subject matter that may be triggering to some readers.


Miracle – The Score
Way Down We Go – Kaleo
Glitter & Gold – Barns Courtney
Blackbird Song – Lee DeWyze
Heaven – Troye Sivan feat. Betty Who
Bartholomew – The Silent Comedy
Lovely – Billie Eilish
Blood//Water – Grandson
Hellfire – Barns Courtney
Lead Me Home – Jamie N. Commons
I Walk the Line – Halsey
Hurt – Johnny Cash
Demons – Imagine Dragons
Losing My Religion – R.E.M.
Human – Rag ‘n’ Bone Man
Broken Bones – Kaleo
Believe – Mumford & Sons
Burn Fast – Bryce Fox


I'm a sucker for a good dark romance, one that sucks you into the insanity, the depravity and makes your gut wrench, wanting more...craving more. And in that aspect, Charity B. delivers with her release of Anointed. 

I have never read a book by Charity B. until now but now that I have, I'm hoping to see a lot more darkness coming from this author.

Anointed is a fascinating story. Not only is it a dark romance that is full of taboos, it's also based within a cult and the backgrounds for the characters are pretty horrific. Captivating from the very start, Anointed takes readers on an intriguing, dark path and left me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading. Disturbing and depraved, Anointed is a gripping book that is so unique, it left me raw, shattered. I went through a whole host of emotions during my time reading Anointed. From sadness to anger, I was wrought with tension throughout the entire book in one way or another. 

The author puts so much into this story - friendship, faith, devotion & deceit, fear and love, lies, loyalty and pain and throws in many trials to test Zebadiah and Laurel. Zebadiah and Laurel's characters are so well-written and complex, they are characters that you want more, more, more of and she continues on that same path with the secondary characters. 

The twists in the plot are original and unexpected. The writing is dark, delicious and brilliant in the way the author brings the story to life amongst the pages. I found Anointed utterly fascinating and days after reading I'm still struggling with a major book hangover. Definitely one of my favorite reads of 2018!


Charity B. lives in Wichita Kansas with her husband and ornery little boy. The Sweet Treats Trilogy was her debut series and she is constantly preparing for her next release. She has always loved to read and write, but began her love affair with dark romance when she read C.J. Robert's The Dark Duet. She has a passion for the disturbing and sexy and wants nothing more than to give her readers the ultimate book hangover. In her spare time when she's not chasing her son, she enjoys reading, the occasional TV show binge, and is deeply inspired by music.



Tuesday, November 13, 2018

{Blog Tour} Let It Snow: A Holly Grove Anthology

Let It Snow: A Holly Grove Anthology

Publication Date: November 13, 2018 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Holiday, Anthology

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Welcome to Holly Grove, Vermont, dubbed the “best little town in the country.”

It’s going to take the residents of Holly Grove a lot more than an evergreen and a few strings of lights to pull off their famous holiday tree lighting ceremony this Christmas Eve. First of all, Mother Nature is not cooperating with her plans to dump the Blizzard of the Century as a Christmas present. Not to mention that the Mayor and Sheriff are both distracted, native Holly Grovers brought their complications back home with them, and the newbies to the town are causing their own special types of ruckuses. Each resident will have to be brave, face their fears, accept changes, and embrace their pasts, to pull together and accomplish the sacred tradition of their small town—the adorably quaint, low on acreage but high on drama, Holly Grove. 

Experience the true meaning of the holidays, fall in love, laugh, and cry in these eight novellas, each a full story on its own, with characters who pop in and out of each other’s lives. We think you’ll like it here…

My Review

The Let It Snow: Holly Grove Anthology is made up of eight individual stories: Elle is for Love, Royal Icing, Lost and Found, Exes, Ohs and Mistletoe, Can't Beat Home,The Christmas Train, Textual Feelings and Love Thy Neighbor all set in the small town of Holly Grove during Christmas time. What I loved about this anthology is that it has a little bit of everything in it. The stories make you laugh, make you cry and if you're a fan of Hallmark's Christmas movies like I am, these stories will remind you of cozying up to a fire with a mug of hot chocolate and watching one. 

I really enjoyed all the stories in this anthology. Some of the authors featured were new to me and now after reading their work, I'm anxious to read what else they have written. Let It Snow is the perfect book to start the season off right and I highly recommend it to those who love seasonal books - especially those set at Christmas time. 

 About the Authors
In 2016, a group of multi-published and award winning authors found accountability on Twitter in reaching their writing and editing goals through the hashtag #ameditingcrew. A strong bond full of encouragement and friendship led to discussion that fall to write a holiday anthology. Unlike other anthologies, where stories are 100% independent, this group created a quaint, fictional town called Holly Grove, Vermont where their characters lived. Each story is a stand alone, but with a small twist: characters pop in and out of each story through cameo appearances. Pitched as an anthology with the small town feel of THE GIRLMORE GIRLS, and the woven story line like the movies LOVE, ACTUALLY and VALENTINE’S DAY, there is a little something for everyone.

Friday, November 9, 2018

{Release Blitz} PREACH. by Stylo Fantôme

Title: Preach.
Series: Church Duet #2
Author: Stylo Fantôme
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: November 9, 2018


A shattered woman.

A changed man.

Church Logan wanted to kill someone, and Emma Hartley wanted to die - they were a match made in hell.

But one little cut, a pint or two of blood, and suddenly everything between them is different.

Are they still destined for greatness? Or has the darkness finally eclipsed them and torn them apart?

Looks like it's time for Church to practice what he preaches.

Ignition, meet explosion.

Warning: if you have triggers - this story will touch on a lot of them. This book is a dark romance, 65,000+ words.

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My Review

PREACH. is the the second book in the Church duet and cannot be read without reading Church beforehand.

Once again Fantôme takes readers on a hardcore mindtrip with the explosive conclusion of the Church duet. As soon as the book arrived on my Kindle, I dropped everything. I had waited too long for this moment - to find out what was next for Church and Emma after the way CHURCH had ended. 

I didn't think Fantôme could screw with my mind any more than she already hard, but boy was I wrong! From the beginning Church is once again working things from behind the scenes, pulling his own set of strings and playing everyone as his puppets. Even so, Emma began to break out on her own and taking her own initiative to get what she wanted - even if I didn't always agree with her decisions. 

She used me to feel loved. I used her to feel control.
Could anything ever be that perfect again?
I'm guessing no.
But I bet it could be better.
With just a wink here, and a nudge there, and we could be so much better.

The first book focused heavily on Church but this time both Emma and Church are working together which makes it even more fascinating now that they are both on the same page and working towards a common goal. 

The pace of PREACH. is swift and unknown. As with the previous book, you don't know what is going to happen next and now that Emma is thinking for herself and trying to figure things out, she's pretty much a loose cannon with UNEXPECTED being her middle name. 

PREACH. is intense, deceptive and dark and I loved every moment of it. A dark romantic thriller, if you are looking for a book with a fast pace and intriguing characters (Church's dad definitely shocked me - and intrigued me!) that will send you on a mind blowing spiral then this one is for you! 

He knew where to find me. It was all real. We don’t need words. We don’t need anything. We’re connected. Connected in every single way possible now.

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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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Thursday, November 8, 2018



Supporting Veterans One Book at a Time is an annual auction to benefit various organizations that help our veterans in different ways. In the past we have worked with an organization that trains service dogs. Last year and this year we are supporting VETSports an organization that uses sports and community service to help veterans transition from military lift to civilian life. You can check them out at

The auction always takes place over Veterans Day Weekend and is done through a Facebook event. You can join the fun by clicking the link below:
It will begin at 8:00am on Friday November 9th and will end on Sunday November 11th at 11:59pm. There are detailed instructions posted in the event.

If you have any further questions please contact Alison Mello at

{Release Blitz} Tears of Ink by Anna Bloom

Title: Tears of Ink
Series: Tears of #1
Author: Anna Bloom
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 6, 2018


She has one rule: Never sleep with someone twice.
Faith Hitchin wears the shadows of the past on her skin for all to see. To a stranger’s eye, she is a girl with sass and tattoos, a lover of art. But beneath the mystery of swirls and ink, she is woman alone and in pain.

When opportunity knocks in the form of an invitation to an art project that could change the direction of her life, she’s afraid to move forward. But, like her namesake, she pushes past all inhibitions and takes a leap of Faith. The last thing she imagines is a summer of self-discovery at the hands of a sexy Baroness’ son.

Elijah Fairclough is arrogant yet charming, complicated but forthcoming. With his blue eyes, expensive suits and evasive attitude, it seems he’s used to getting what he wants, and he wants nothing more than to discover the woman beneath the tattoos in every way possible. Will Elijah’s persistence make her break her only rule, or will there be tears of ink?

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A book hoarder and coffee addict by heart Anna Bloom loves to write extraordinary stories about real love. Based south of London with her husband, three children and a dog with a beard, Anna likes to connect with readers, fan girl over her favourite authors and binge watch Supernatural and Superhero movies while drinking lots of wine.

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{Blog Tour} Vow by Bethany-Kris


by Bethany-Kris Andino + Haven, #2 
Publication Date: November 5, 2018 
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance



They say it’s always the one you least expect …
Andino Marcello made his choices—the right ones for duty and famiglia. But even the right choices have consequences. He’s never been more aware of that fact than he is now. The thing is, Andino isn’t the same man he once was. The mafia wants what it wants. He’ll push until they all break. Even her.
They say love shouldn’t hurt …
Haven Murphy needs to move on—from her pain and the man who caused it. But the faster she tries to run, the more things stay the same. She never thought it would end like this for them. The thing is, Haven isn’t the same woman she once was. The heart wants what it wants. She’ll fight until it all lets go. Even him.
How far will he go for love? All the way to the very bitter end. That’s his vow.




They say heavy is the head that wears the crown …
Andino Marcello’s world is turned upside down when he becomes the next heir apparent to the Marcello empire. He was comfortable in his place as a Capo, but comfort is for the weak in the world of mafioso. The boss’s seat is waiting. It takes meeting a tattooed beauty who has no idea who Andino is or the criminal legacy he now carries beneath his three-piece suits, and charming smile for him to finally bend the rules set out for him. That doesn’t mean he can keep her.
They say things that never challenge you won’t change you …
Haven Murphy is doing her own thing, and she does it well. The owner of a successful Brooklyn strip club, she makes it her only goal to never fail. She’s just trying to live her life when a morning jog puts her face to face with a man that will change the direction of her life with a single conversation. She knows there’s a dark side to him beyond his good looks, and three-piece suits, but it’s hard for her to care when she wants him. That doesn’t mean he can be hers.
He’s going to break her heart; she’s going to keep his.
Because duty waits on no one.



Dark Romance books are my guilty pleasure. Bethany-Kris books? Another! The Andino + Haven Series starts off with Duty, a Mafia Romance. If you've read Bethany-Kris books before you know if you want a good Mafia Romance that will suck you in, you go straight to her and with Duty that rings true. 

Andino Marcello is next in line for the Mafia throne when he meets Haven. With instant chemistry, sparks fly immediately, but Andino has a duty to his family. Balancing loyalty and love, family and romance, Duty is the first part of Andino and Haven's story. 

Told in multiple points of view, Duty is fast paced, action filled and steamy. With the intensity that lingers between Andino and Haven, it's hard to put this book down once you've started reading. Duty is yet another five star read from author Bethany-Kris' whose writing is expertly captivating. 

Vow is the second part of Andino and Haven's story. Heartbreakingly seperated after an intense affair, Andino is ready for a fight. Remaining honorable to his family is hard when all he wants to do is win back Haven's love, but he's determined to have his happily ever after with her. With the perfect blend of action, suspense and romance, Kris' writing is once again excellent and on point with Vow. Her characters are complex, but Andino and Haven are two that you fall in love with over and over. The passion that exudes from this couple is steamy and explosive. 


Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.
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