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Chaotic Delusions: A Dark Erotic Short Story by Savvy Rose – My Review

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Title: Chaotic Delusions: A Dark Erotic Short Story

Author: Savvy Rose

Release Date: April 28th 2021

Genre: Lesbian Erotica

Devina, a girl with a dark past and unhealthy coping mechanisms, leads an unconventional lifestyle. What may seem dangerous to some, is down-right intoxicating to others.

Hyacinth, a sweet girl next door who devotes her time to her father and stressful job, generally spends her weekends shrouded in a purple haze and avoiding her boring husband.

A ‘chance encounter’ leaves Devina pining for Hyacinth, taking full advantage of Hyacinth’s unhappy marriage full of doubts.

Treading the line of betrayal lightly, the two explore their heated connection in secret.

The pair are quickly blinded by their own desires and Devina grows impatient with their twisted situation. Hyacinths reluctance to accept her true self pushes Devina over the edge and into a possessive mania that will forever change both of their lives.

Can Devina convince Hyacinth to stand by her side while she navigates a menacing illness or will Devina take both of them down with her thunderstorm of chaos?

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Oh Devina….

This series is quite addicting! In this book we get Dev’s point of view. So many chaotic thoughts. She’s sort of a survivor. I wanted to protect her! I like that she tries to be a better person. No one is perfect and she knows this, yet she still tries. I rooted for her all the way through! While there was a lot of emotional scenes, the heat factor was still there. Oh my! This book will definitely heat up your night! 

Dark and sexy, this book was everything I needed! Devoured it in one sitting! Unputdownable! I give this 5 stars.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*


Wilted Petals: A Dark Erotic Short Story by Savvy Rose – My Review

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Title: Wilted Petals: A Dark Erotic Short Story

Author: Savvy Rose

Release Date: February 8th 2021

Genre: Lesbian Erotica

Hyacinth, a sweet girl next door who devotes her time to her father and stressful job, generally spends her weekends shrouded in a purple haze and avoiding her boring husband.

Enter Devina, a pathological liar who is
unable to accept her shrinks diagnosis, seeks Colorado’s many dispensaries for a homeopathic treatment.

A chance encounter leaves Devina pining for Hyacinth, taking full advantage of Hyacinth’s unhappy marriage full of doubts.

Treading the line of betrayal lightly, the two explore their heated connection in secret.

The pair are quickly blinded by their own desires and Devina grows impatient with their twisted situation. Hyacinths reluctance to accept her true self pushes Devina over the edge and into a possessive mania that will forever change both of their lives.

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I devoured this book in one sitting! It’s sexy and tantalizing. The chemistry between Cyn and Dev is HOT! Each of these characters have their own demons to deal with and that made me love them even more. 

This is a dark read which made my little black heart happy! I love me some dark. I enjoyed both the writing and the story telling style of the author. Savvy Rose is a new to me author and I’m already a huge fan! I can’t wait to read more! 

If you’re looking for that guilty pleasure read that will leave you wanting more, this book is for you! I give this 5 stars.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*


The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon – My Review

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Title: The Drowning Kind

Author: Jennifer McMahon

Release Date: April 6th 2021

Genre: Ghost Fiction

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Invited and The Winter People comes a chilling new novel about a woman who returns to the old family home after her sister mysteriously drowns in its swimming pool…but she’s not the pool’s only victim.

Be careful what you wish for.

When social worker Jax receives nine missed calls from her older sister, Lexie, she assumes that it’s just another one of her sister’s episodes. Manic and increasingly out of touch with reality, Lexie has pushed Jax away for over a year. But the next day, Lexie is dead: drowned in the pool at their grandmother’s estate. When Jax arrives at the house to go through her sister’s things, she learns that Lexie was researching the history of their family and the property. And as she dives deeper into the research herself, she discovers that the land holds a far darker past than she could have ever imagined.

In 1929, thirty-seven-year-old newlywed Ethel Monroe hopes desperately for a baby. In an effort to distract her, her husband whisks her away on a trip to Vermont, where a natural spring is showcased by the newest and most modern hotel in the Northeast. Once there, Ethel learns that the water is rumored to grant wishes, never suspecting that the spring takes in equal measure to what it gives.

A haunting, twisty, and compulsively readable thrill ride from the author who Chris Bohjalian has dubbed the “literary descendant of Shirley Jackson,” The Drowning Kind is a modern-day ghost story that illuminates how the past, though sometimes forgotten, is never really far behind us.

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Wow! This book was full of surprises. It had me guessing at every turn. This story is both heartbreaking and mysterious. The mystery and unexplained wonders of the springs was one of my favorite parts. I loved the relationship between Jax and Lexie. No siblings are perfect but they truly did balance each other out. Some scenes gave me the chills and there’s plenty of twists you don’t see coming. That ending had me heading towards book hangover town. 

This is a new to me author. I really enjoyed her story telling style. The book is well written and full of descriptive scenes that really brought the story to life. I will be checking out her other books! If you’re looking for a read with a little mystery that gives you the chills, this book is for you! I highly recommend this book! I give it 5 stars.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*


Spark and Ember (Beautiful Dark Beasts Book 2) by Melissa Sercia – My Review

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Title: Spark and Ember (Beautiful Dark Beasts Book 2)

Author: Melissa Sercia

Release Date: April 20th 2021

Genre: Paranormal Romance

When the hunters become the hunted, Arya Frost’s very existence hangs in the balance.

Shortly after becoming the Aether—a witch who can control all four elements—she is running for her life again.

The gods try to curse her, the witches attempt to steal her magic, and the darkness threatens to consume her, but Arya Frost cannot be defeated.

Now the fate of her kind is at risk of extinction.

With the Crescent coven leaders still missing, an ancient society of human hunters, Coven Seekers, has waged war on all witches.

With her love and only ally, the god Chaos, Arya will have to discover how to recover the only family she has left and find a way to stop the Coven Seekers.

But before she can find her friends, and deal with the fallout from the gods determined to keep Chaos from her, Arya will have to face the dark path ahead.

Danger and betrayers lurk behind every shadow, and not all roads lead to a happily ever after.

If you like Lisa Edmonds, Michael Anderle, Hailey Edwards, and Martha Carr, you’ll love this thrilling paranormal romance!

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To say I’ve been highly anticipating this book would be an understatement! The author did not let me down!

Arya’s mission has never been more important as this. Her friends are in danger and she must face every hurdle to save them. There are some fantastic twists in there and some familiar faces. There was one that had me yelling noooo. I love the mixture of mythology and fantasy. I got chills in some parts. A perfect mix of action and magic and some steam. Easily one of my favorite escape reads! That heat between Chaos and Arya…HOT! That ending! 

This was a fabulous read. Everything I hoped for and more! Miss Sercia keeps us readers on our toes and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I highly recommend this series! Do yourself a favor and grab them today! You won’t be disappointed. I give it 5 stars.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*


Heart and Seek (The Legacy Book 4) by Luna Joya – My Review

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Title: Heart and Seek (The Legacy Book 4)

Author: Luna Joya

Release Date: March 23rd 2021

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Is their chance encounter a witchy second shot at love? Or just another score?

Ruby Donovan is a lot of things—paramedic, single mom, Legacy witch. The one title she never wanted? Senate heir. But that’s exactly what she’ll become unless she can find a loophole fast. It’s just her luck that the man who steps in to help her is the one who crushed her heart so many years ago. There’s no way she’ll give him a second chance to do that.

Treasure hunter Diego Benitas has no interest in witch politics. But he does have a significant interest in Ruby. He always has. Keeping her safe and helping her find what she’s looking for shouldn’t be too hard. Convincing her to let him into her heart again? That might be the toughest assignment he’s ever faced.

It’s not long before Ruby and Diego realize how much danger their search has stirred up—and just how much they need each other. With enemies closing in from all sides, can they survive long enough to find their way to happily ever after? Or will the odds keep them apart forever?

If you love Michelle M. Pillow, Abigail Owen, K.F. Breene, or K.M. Shea, check out this series that readers have described as a steamy Charmed meets Lucifier with witch sisters solving murder mysteries and finding true love.

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Slow burn. Sacrifice. True love.

Ruby and Diego. These two…all the feels! 

A pull and push between these two, made their passion even steamier! I love that there is history between them. It added more to their story and even more for them to lose. Everything was put on the line. One of the things I love about a Luna Joya book is that there’s a fantastic story along with those passionate moments between characters. I am fully invested in this series! These characters have become family. Secrets and lies are unraveled. Change coming and new possible future is ahead! There are some nail biting moments which had me at the edge of my seat. 

It’s always hard to choose which book is my favorite when it comes to this series. I love all of them but this book just got me right there….you know. In the feels! A huge fan of Luna Joya;s writing as well as her storytelling. I can’t wait to see what she comes out with next! I give this 5 stars.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*


The Broken Realm: Kingdom of the White Sea Book 2 by Sarah M. Cradit – My Review

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Title: The Broken Realm: Kingdom of the White Sea Book 2

Author: Sarah M. Cradit

Release Date: March 23rd 2021

Genre: Dark Fantasy

“The game has changed. The Broken Realm is passionate, deadly and polished. Get ready for a whirlwind of emotions.” – Laura Trujillo, The Literary Vixen

The treacherous, magical, seductive world of Kingdom of the White Sea, introduced by USA Todaybestselling fantasy author Sarah M. Cradit in The Kingless Crown, continues in this thrilling sequel, The Broken Realm.

The crown demanded everything. The kingdom will answer.

Chaos paints the White Kingdom. Missing children, dead nobles, and a daring escape have created an upheaval that threatens the future of the entire realm.

The lords and ladies are armed with a powerful secret weapon as they prepare to make a stand against the crown, but the resistance has plenty to overcome before they can claim triumph. The lord-less Westerlands prepares for war with the formidable Quinlanden Guard spreading their men and cruelty to every corner of their Reach. In the Easterlands, the sorcerer Mortain cultivates his ominous influence over the enslaved Saleen, a decisive threat he could unleash upon the kingdom with a snap of his finger.

To the kingdom, it appears as if these assaults on their freedom are cosigned by the crown. It seems only a matter of time before the king’s victory becomes total.

But from his isolated throne in Duncarrow, King Eoghan has discovered his authority is not absolute. There are other powers at play, as sinister as they are resilient. Those close to him curate the facts he is fed, keeping him tucked away in the dark while they issue orders in his name. As his control spirals, and opposing forces gain ground, the king’s fragile resolve turns to desperation.

Yet, across the kingdom, a quiet but powerful awakening of magic is taking place. One that began generations ago, on a cold night in Duncarrow…

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The game has changed. The Broken Realm is passionate, deadly and polished. Get ready for a whirlwind of emotions.

The spectacular follow up to The Kingless Crown, Sarah M. Cradit will dazzle readers and leave them wanting more! The phenomenal world she has created will transport you to a different realm and you won’t want to leave. I give this 5 stars.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*


Sons of Sindicato by Cam Johns & Sonya Jesus – My Review

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Title: Sons of Sindicato

Author: Cam Johns & Sonya Jesus

Release Date: March 2nd 2021

Genre: Mafia Romance

I took back my strength… and kept going until I found my freedom.

When hope is held prisoner by a sicko in a suit, someone needs to tear him down. And that someone is me, Braelynn Shaw, attorney-at-law.

The woman who just committed murder. 

Granted, it was self-defense, but I kept going. Now, I’m on the other side of the law, and my only way out is the crime lord I defended last year, Seth Giordano. The bad boy defined by his mob ties and the one I fell in love with.

For me to come out unscathed, our secret relationship comes to light, and the ramifications come banging on my door. The Mafia doesn’t approve of me, the color of my skin, or my involvement with the son of the Sindicato.

Until we have a mutual enemy.

Sons of Sindicato is a gripping interracial love story between a straight-edge lawyer and the criminal who loves her. An addictive combination of dark romance, crime fiction, and suspense. This story is a standalone novella about the youngest son of the Sindicato.

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This book is sure to get your pulse racing! 

A perfect blend of action, passion and sexy. With a tad bit of revenge in there. I highly enjoyed the combined writing talents of Cam Johns and Sonya Jesus. Together they bring you a world where love is put to the test and the leading man steals your heart. This book will have you addicted and yearning for more! One click this unputdownable book today! I give it 5 stars! 

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*


Eternally Yours: A Vampire Paranormal Romance by Harper A. Brooks & Olivia Boothe – My Review

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Title: Eternally Yours: A Vampire Paranormal Romance

Author: Harper A. Brooks & Olivia Boothe

Release Date: February 16th 2021

Genre: Paranormal Romance

She wasn’t looking for love. He gave her forever…

After being attacked by a wolf-like creature and left for dead, Loren Stone wakes in the house of a mysterious and sexy stranger. Something within her has changed. Her veins crave human blood. But it’s another type of hunger she finds herself fighting to control… her unrelenting need for Nicholas Guerra. She should hate the vampire who took everything she loved from her, yet is thrust into a battle against her own burning desire for him.

After centuries of being groomed to be the next vampire leader, Nicholas turned his back on his family to live among the humans. The last thing he expected was for his immortal life to collide with that of a mortal’s. Then… he watched Loren get attacked by the beast sent for him. Unwilling to let her die, he’s forced to sire her. However Nicholas never expected to fall in love, and now he aches for the one woman he’s forbidden to have.

From USA Today Bestselling Author Harper A. Brooks & Romance Author Olivia Boothe, comes a new sizzling paranormal romance that will leave you thirsting for more.

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Harper A. Brooks and Olivia Boothe wrote a book together? YES!!

This book is a perfect mix of paranormal, action, and steamy. From that first page, I was hooked. Loren’s life is changed after trying to save a life. 

Let’s get into these characters. Loren is pretty awesome. She reacts like I would expect someone to after their world was turned upside down. Loren is smart and tough. Did I also mention feisty? I loved the twist they gave her. Ah Nicholas, the sexy as sin vampire who struggles between doing the right thing and succumbing to his instincts. I loved the push and pull between Loren and Nicholas. One of my favorite characters is Catherine! She is a total bad boss lady! 

The story is fantastic. I devoured it in one sitting! It had everything I wanted in a story. Huge fan of the story telling and writing. Harper and Olivia work well together. I will wait not so patiently for another fabulous read by these two. A guilty pleasure read that will leave you wanting more! I give it 5 stars.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*


Dark Horses: A Novel by Susan Mihalic – My Review

Title: Dark Horses: A Novel

Author: Susan Mihalic

Release Date: February 16th 2021

Genre: Psychological

A darkly gripping debut novel about a teenage girl’s fierce struggle to reclaim her life from her abusive father.

Fifteen-year-old equestrian prodigy Roan Montgomery has only ever known two worlds: inside the riding arena, and outside of it. Both, for as long as she can remember, have been ruled by her father, who demands strict obedience in all areas of her life. The warped power dynamic of coach and rider extends far beyond the stables, and Roan’s relationship with her father has long been inappropriate. She has been able to compartmentalize that dark aspect of her life, ruthlessly focusing on her ambitions as a rider heading for the Olympics, just as her father had done. However, her developing relationship with Will Howard, a boy her own age, broadens the scope of her vision.

At the intersection of a commercial page-turner and urgent survivor story, Dark Horses takes the searing themes of abuse and resilience in Gabriel Tallent’s My Absolute Darling and applies the compelling exploration of female strength in Room by Emma Donoghue. In much the same way that V.C. Andrews’s Flowers in the Attic transfixed a generation of readers, Susan Mihalic’s debut is set to a steady beat that will keep you turning the pages.

Dark Horse is one of the reads that feels like a punch to your gut but in a good way. There’s a lot of emotions being felt. They range from sorrow to anger and it sort of just stays there. I felt for Roan. That sense of hopelessness she was feeling, transferred over to me and I wanted to jump into the book and save her. I wanted more for her. This may be a hard read for some readers. It has triggers and I say proceed with caution. Roan’s story a hauntingly beautiful. The characters were well written. Some I loved and some I wanted to choke. A twist and an ending I didn’t see coming. I was not disappointed.

This is an emotional and dark read. It deals with abusive and that is not something that’s easy to read about. The author did a wonderful job on the story telling. Her writing is brilliant and I look forward to reading more books by her. I give this 5 stars. 

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*


Rose Bound: The Rose and King series Book 1 by J.J. Marshall & J.R. Walden – My Review

Title: Rose Bound: The Rose and King series Book 1

Author: J.J. Marshall & J.R. Walden

Release Date: February 14th 2021

Genre: Fantasy, Romance

Ousted for being a human sympathizer, Prince Gavin has found himself in the belly of the Underground, a world where ghouls rule and werewolves fight to the death.

After learning of his parent’s murder, Gavin is called upon to endure the Rose Bound ceremony and claim his covens throne with a wife.

Forces are rallying against him, some closer to home than he anticipates. Finding a murderer, leading a coup and himself, proves to be a journey that will change his kingdom forever.

But, when Gavin’s soulmate goes missing, none of that matters. Nothing will stand in his way to find her, not even his own demons.

Brilliant! Enchanting! Delightfully sinful!

Marshall and Walden dazzle readers with their deliciously dark tale of curses, revenge and loyalty. It will have you craving more!

This book was love at first sight. Immediately I was entranced by the story and the characters. The story telling is both beautiful and haunting. Between the steamy scenes and the action, I was in reader heaven! I loved how this story evoked so many emotions from me. Sadly, the ending came much too soon. Book hangover central was my next destination. 

Marshall and Walden make a fabulous team. A wonderful debut for Walden. If you’re a fan of dark fantasy and paranormal, this book is for YOU! Add to your TBR today. You won’t be disappointed. I give this 5 stars.