CC’s ARC Review ~ DEVIL by Ker Dukey

Title: DEVIL

Author: Ker Dukey

Genre: Dark Suspense

POV: First person

Type: Standalone

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4.5 Stars! 

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Evi Devil suffered abuse and a life-altering experience when she was a only 9 years old. Since then, Evi adapted as best as she could despite her memories but as she turns 21, an event triggers her need to get answers and finally reconcile what she’s felt for all these years. Returning to the place of origin, Evi’s quest painfully begins.

“I don’t feel like a complete person. I’m particles of a whole but the whole is fragmented and floating like dust particles caught in the stream of light, visible only when it shines through a crack in the window.”


As Evi becomes reacquainted with Max, a friend from the past, she feels a deep connection with him but her mind won’t budge as to the closeness they share. Sensing Evi is in a precarious situation, Max is sensitive to her emotions and tries to help her in every way he knows how.

“He was a good thing in my life before; I can feel it deep in my soul.”


In addition to their friendship, Evi is incredibly attracted to Max which she doesn’t try to hide from him. While Max doesn’t want to push Evi in the wrong direction, he isn’t afraid to give Evi exactly what she wants. With Max’s honed to perfection body and need to envelop Evi, their sexual chemistry is palpable and leads to unadulterated hot scenes.

“His palms move down to my ass cheeks, squeezing and guiding me up and over him, skin slapping skin and the wet juices slurping as he plunges so deep inside me he may never be able to leave.”


Told from Evi’s perspective, Devil sets an insidious tone from the first page. Getting inside Evi’s mind is a perilous investment due to the feeling of uncertainty and there isn’t any other option but to empathize with her memories and emotions. Creating a character like Evi is complex because while she has vulnerabilities and self-doubt, she is also a survivor in need of a re-boot. With the addition of Max, his measured and easy personality compliments Evi by giving her the space and comfort she so desperately needs. 

With the character highs and lows, I felt every moment whether it was despair, lust, anger or affection. In trying to decipher clues, the suspenseful plot arrangement and steady pace intensifies the need for answers within a richly layered narrative. Evi’s plight isn’t easy yet I was with her the entire way. Additionally, Max’s tenderness is absolutely endearing and panty melting.

In Devil, Ker Dukey successfully brings the reader into the unsteady mind of a character that is struggling to find normalcy. It’s a story that is atmospherically tragic yet offers hope and a chance to find contentment in a uniquely moving way. For those who enjoy twisty suspense, Devil offers a powerful dose of sentiment and thrill. I highly recommend! 

 

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It’s LIVE! ~ DEVIL by Ker Dukey

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Title: DEVIL

Author: Ker Dukey

Genre: Dark Suspense

POV: First person

Type: Standalone

NOW LIVE!!

 

 

Synopsis:

Evi Devil.

Yes, that’s really my name.

The irony is not lost on me.

I was created from two evil souls and have the name to prove it.

Devil worshipers, perverts, murderer. Is all terms used to describe the parents I refuse to remember. My mind won’t allow me to.

And why would I want to?

One born of dirty blood running through her veins can never truly be clean from its murky hue.

No matter what they try to tell me happened in my past, my mind denies me access, therefore how can I know it’s true?

How can I believe that’s what I’m born from?

Glimpses of my past haunt me, the screams of terror echo in the silent darkness of my memories, trying to remind me that my Mother went from room to room butchering our family.

I’ve learned from scars that I suffered abuse and that my Father and siblings weren’t my Mother’s only victims.

Hearing what they tell me.

Reading the words printed in the papers. None of it can prepare me for what’s to come.

My biggest lesson is learning that some memories we suppress for a reason.

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Meet Ker Dukey

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International Bestselling Author Ker Dukey

I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters. I wanted to be an actress growing up so I could live many roles but I learned early on that my mind was too active… I would want to change the script.I would watch films and think of ways they could have improved the story if they took another direction so i thought it best that I tell my own.

My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light, some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.

When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.

You can find me on Facebook where I love interacting with my readers.

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RELEASE BLITZ & GIVEAWAY ~ Ripple Effect by Keri Lake

 

 

Title: Ripple Effect
Author: Keri Lake
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Release Date: July 25, 2017
Blurb
RipleyThey call me RIP.

I’m a killer. A murderer. A psychopath.

In the eyes of the righteous, I’m a monster, born of sin and depravity.

I want to protect her, but I’m not a good man.

I want to love her, but I no longer feel.

She gets under my skin, though, and has awakened something inside of me.

Something I’d kill for.

I’m not her savior—not even close. In fact, I’m worse than the hell she’s
already suffered.

I’m her vengeance. Tit for tat, as they say.

And if she’s not careful, I’ll be her ruin.

Dylan

For months, I’ve watched him.

I’ve fantasized him as my savior, my lover. My ticket out of the hell I’ve
lived in for the last six years.

I never dreamed he’d be my nightmare.

Had I known what he really is, I’d have never gotten in the car that night, but
life is full of cause and effect.

And sometimes the choice on offer isn’t a choice at all.

It’s the result of something already in motion, and we’re merely left to
survive the ripple effect.

 

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Author Bio

 

Keri Lake
is a dark romance writer who specializes in demon wrangling, vengeance dealing
and wicked twists. Her stories are gritty, with antiheroes that walk the line
of good and bad, and feisty heroines who bring them to their knees.  When not penning books, she enjoys spending
time with her husband, daughters, and their rebellious Labrador (who doesn’t
retrieve a damn thing).  She runs on
strong coffee and alternative music, loves a good red wine, and has a slight
addiction to dark chocolate.
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Blog Tour ~ Pretty New Doll by Ker Dukey and K Webster

 

Pretty New Doll by Ker Dukey & K Webster

 

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Synopsis

Benny, broken, hurting, and alone
Lost his dolly, his love, his home.
Injured and searching, reborn anew,
He finds himself befriended by one who’s true.
Learning about the world, urges, and lust.
Finding a new future, a new dolly, is a must.
Then out of old pain, fresh prospects come to life,
Benny’s sick mind summons him, so his hand takes the knife.
Have you ever been so lost that you became a shadow? Lurking but not living. Existing in the background where no one notices you.
My doll betrayed me, killed me in more ways than she realized.
I’m watching, waiting, wanting.
One day soon she’ll give me back what she took away…
it’s funny how life works that way.

 

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About the Authors

 

About Ker:

 

My books all tend to be darker romance, edge of you seat, angst filled reads. My advice to my readers when starting one of my titles…prepare for the unexpected.

I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters growing up.

My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light; some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.

When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.

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About K:

K Webster is the author of dozens of romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads!

 

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ARC/LOYDA’S REVIEW~ Pretty New Doll by Ker Dukey & K Webster

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5★★★★★Stars

  
Genre: Dark Suspense 
Type: Book 3 from Pretty Little Dolls Series
POV: First Person – Multiple

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“Pure darkness has its cracks and that’s where the light seeps in.”

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This book takes place three years after the conclusion of the second book in the series therefore you must read in order.  In this book we get to meet Benny in a whole new light.  Benny, the villain; the lunatic and crazy one; the one who doesn’t apologize for his actions and the way he feels.  I absolutely loved everything about him in this book; I’m not sure if that’s good or bad but I really want him to be happy.  His past was dark and you can’t really blame him for being who he is.

“The man they killed had a fetish, I know that now. But the man they created in the ashes has a need-a dark, deep-rooted urge that can only be sated by feeding its hunger.”

We get to see new characters that play a really great deal in Benny’s relationship.  Benny finds a new doll that is different but exactly what he has been looking for.  After three years of missing his old doll, Benny needed to take her back by any means necessary except he didn’t predict finding something better. 

“This is two souls reaching for one another. Like gravity, we are being pulled to each other.”

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“I fuck her bare because she’s mine. I fuck her hard because she’s mine. I fuck her to the point of pain because she’s mine.”

I love the fact that this book was so unpredictable.  There were so many twists to this story that had me trying to guess each second.  I found myself unable to stop reading and craving more.  The authors really outdid themselves by creating a dark suspense story that no one saw coming.  All the events leading to the end had me on the edge of my seat and when I got to the end I was screaming at my kindle wishing it didn’t end at ninety-three percent. I was like how? Why? I need answers lol.  This book will be appealing for readers who enjoy dark suspense books. 

Books in the series: 
Pretty Stolen Dolls (Pretty Little Dolls, #1) by Ker Dukey Pretty Lost Dolls (Pretty Little Dolls, #2) by Ker Dukey Pretty New Doll (Pretty Little Dolls, #3) by Ker Dukey

★★This was a F(BR) with CC, War & Liz★★

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Liz’s Review~TRUST~ by Kylie Scott

4-stars

“Bullets were permanent. Everything else was temporary.”

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Trust is a standalone contemporary young adult romance with two beautiful broken people who find strength beyond the tragedy of life’s circumstances.

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“I was going to die, here, tonight, in the Drop Stop in my fucking pajamas. This was it.”

Edie is a teenager stocking up goodies at the local convenience store for a fun filled night with her best friend when in just a single moment, her life is changed forever. The store is overtaken by a robber and tragedy strikes. Throughout the chaos of the moment, Edie is saved by a troubled team named John. When the sounds of sirens and the blood are cleared away, Edie and John are left broken.

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“It’s okay to be afraid, Edie.
You just can’t let it stop you from doing anything.”

John has a reputation for dealing drugs and raising hell in his school. When Edie transfers from her posh private school to the local high school, she runs into her savior John. Even though the horrors of the robbery have passed, John feels the need to protect her again. This time protection means keeping her far away from him. And yet, despite his best efforts, John and Edie can’t seem to stay away from each other. After surviving such a horrific event, they are drawn to each other. Edie struggles with a low self-esteem and abandonment issues, and now she has post traumatic stress disorder. John is trying desperately to break away from his tainted past and start again. As they find peace in together, friendship blossoms and eventually transforms into something so much more.

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“I couldn’t get close enough, no matter how I tried. Eyes hazy and lips wet, he kissed me slow and sweet. It seemed endless, as necessary to life as breathing.”

Told in Edie’s POV, Trust is a beautiful young romance with action and light steam. I found the relationship between Edie and John to be raw and full of inspiration. The evolution of their romance is slowly explored as both are learning and growing together. The secondary characters enhance the plot as they offer support to John and Edie. The stakes are high for both of them to overcome their past, their differences, and find happiness together.

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Overall, Trust is an absolute must read for YA Romance fans. I have long been a fan of Ms. Scott’s work, and John and Edie are quite a beautiful pair. If you are looking for a beautiful friends to lovers romance who overcome tragedy together, then this is the summer read for you!

*THIS was a BR with my girl LOYDA!

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*ARC graciously provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!

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CC’s Review ~ The Mermaid Murders (The Art of Murder #1) by Josh Lanyon

 

Title: The Mermaid Murders (The Art of Murder #1)
Author: Josh Lanyon
Genre:  M/M Romance/Mystery
Rating: 4 Stars!

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Special Agent Jason West is assigned to the Art Crime Team where he’s earned success but recently suffered a drawback during a bust. Since being cleared for duty, West is assigned to a high profile missing persons/copycat killing case based on his availability and the regional’s need to have another agent’s casework discredited. But Jason isn’t about to be a pawn and while having his own challenges to contend with.

“But should one case, one mistake, define a man’s career- especially an agent with Kennedy’s impressive record?”


Special Agent Sam Kennedy is a seasoned and revered criminal profiler in the Behavioral Analysis Unit but he’s known to be aloof. Years ago, Kennedy solved a high profile case involving a series of murders in a small town. But now a woman is reported missing and the M.O. looks disturbingly similar to the convicted Huntsman. As the original agent in charge, Kennedy returns to assist local law enforcement but is also assigned a partner to his dismay.

“You’re curious, imaginative, and have a flair for the dramatic. You like to talk, you’re a born smartass, and you get bored following a script.” 
“The hell, objected Jason.”


As Kennedy and West begin their investigation, it is clear that Kennedy would prefer to work alone but he takes it in stride to soon discover that West’s art history knowledge and experience offers a complimentary dynamic to the team. After interviewing residents and pouring over old case notes, clues start to reveal possible suspects.

“There we go,” said Jason with bitter triumph. “That’s the part of our case you didn’t feel like sharing earlier.”


While West is open about his sexual orientation, Kennedy remains an enigma until one night Kennedy makes his preferences known. Being opposites, there is already palpable tension but after they find a working balance, it opens the door to sexual chemistry and Kennedy shares just how appealing he finds West.

“Kennedy’s thrusts picked up speed again; his hips lunged smacking Jason’s butt, and Jason moved to accommodate. Kennedy’s fingers traced his lips, and Jason tasted himself. It was shocking and erotic, more so when Kennedy whispered, “Suck.”


With West digging further and following a hunch, his inquiries raise a red flag to local law enforcement and draws upon past conflicts but he isn’t about to back down. Though Kennedy supports his partner’s zest, he also wants him to be careful considering what’s at stake. As they close in, it’s becomes apparent who the killer is.

For some time, I’ve been curious about Josh Lanyon’s books and was intrigued to see this series offers a combination of murder mystery and art history. Told in third person POV, the narrative mostly feels like a detective story with special detail given to their surroundings that sets the scene in the mind’s eye. The romance is present but in my opinion felt a bit secondary to the plot but by no means was insignificant. For me, I would have liked a little more buildup between Kennedy and West, but I like how these two interacted and it fit their characters perfectly.

As for the mystery, I had my suspicions from the beginning but the way the clues revealed some twists, it kept my attention until the end. Additionally, the conflict of West being connected to the small town added more interest. I am looking forward to continuing this series to see what transpires between Kennedy and West.

For those who enjoy a murder mystery with a side of M/M romance, I recommend The Mermaid Murders.

The Art of Murder series: (best read in order)
The Mermaid Murders (The Art of Murder, #1) by Josh Lanyon The Monet Murders (The Art of Murder, #2) by Josh Lanyon The Magician Murders (The Art of Murder, #3) by Josh Lanyon

 

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