Now Live~When Ashes Fall~by Marni Mann

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“When Ashes Fall is a tautly written, complex, and an emotionally-charged love story that takes the reader on an unforgettable, unexpected, and deeply moving journey.” —USA Today

When Ashes Fall, an all-new standalone contemporary romance from best-selling author Marni Mann is live!

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It’s been said that you can’t love two men at the same time.

You can’t split your heart, soul, and body in half.

But I’m here to tell you, you can.

Dylan Cole is like ice, sharp and unpredictable, the thunder inside a tumultuous storm.

Smith Reid is warmth, soft and gentle, perfect like a sunny day.

Both are mine.

But I can have only one.

There are two sides to this tale.

I’m here to tell you mine.

If you think this story is about a cheater, you couldn’t be more wrong.

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Best-selling Author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books.

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Now Live~The Consequence of Falling~by Claire Contreras

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“Claire Contreras delivers ALL the feels in this charming, witty and sexy enemies-to-lovers romance, and it will own your heart from cover to cover.” – Mary, Frolic Media

The Consequence of Falling, a contemporary romance by New York Times Bestselling Author Claire Contreras is Live!


The list of things I hate is short. Not even my soon-to-be ex-husband is on that list. Nope. I save only the worst of the worst, the crème de la crème, the absolute I cannot even for this list . . .

1. Black coffee

2. Rude people

3. Nathaniel Bradley

Which is why when my father informs me that he’s making Nathaniel Bradley his new business partner, and in turn, my boss, I flip out.

1. He’s an annoying know-it-all.

2. He calls me a spoiled princess every chance he gets.

3. He disapproves of everything I do.

I go into this knowing I’ll hate every second in his presence. Except the longer he’s around, the more I find myself staring at his lips and remembering the one time they were on mine. I randomly find myself looking at his hands and wondering how they’d feel on my skin.

I try to snap out of it, but I guess I’m not as smart as I thought I was. No matter how many times I remind myself of the times I’ve practically thrown myself at him and he’s pushed me away, I keep falling little by little.

I’d always heard that it was a bad idea to mix business with pleasure and if that’s the case, this thing with Nathaniel has demise written all over it.


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Claire Contreras is a New York Times Best Selling Author. Her books range from romantic suspense to contemporary romance and are currently translated in seven different languages.

She lives in Miami, Fl with her husband, two adorable boys, three bulldogs, and two stray cats that she refuses to admit are hers (even though they live on her porch, she named them, and continues to feed them). When she’s not writing, she’s usually lost in a book.

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Blog Tour~Privilege~by Bethany-Kris


by Bethany-Kris
Renzo + Lucia , #1
Publication Date: January 7, 2019
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance



They didn’t come from the same world …

Born rich to a family of mafia royalty, Lucia Marcello was already destined to succeed. She wanted for absolutely nothing, until she met him.

Born poor to parents who never cared, Renzo Zulla was already destined to fail. He has struggled for absolutely everything, but she’ll prove to be his biggest fight yet.

She’s high society from the upscale suburbs.
He’s a drug dealer from New York’s slums.

They just weren’t meant to be … until they were.

What would it take to change a life—an entire perspective? All the things you thought you knew and wanted?

For them, it took thirty-six days.
And the privilege of meeting each other.

They shouldn’t be.
They don’t fit.
Love doesn’t care.

Note: Privilege is book one in a three-book trilogy following the same couple.





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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Cover Reveal~The Executive~by K.I. Lynn

Release Date: January 30, 2019

Cover Design: Lori Jackson Design


She’s just a tool, and I’ll ruin her, because I need to.

From the moment I first saw her, Ivy Prescot has been a bad idea. Strong willed, beautiful, intelligent–she is my perfect storm. The attraction is palpable, undeniable.

The problem is she’s the assistant to the CEO of a hundred-million dollar company.

She’s my assistant.

The other problem? She was previously the assistant to my rival and the man I have sworn to destroy at all costs.

I need her to achieve my goal, but I will rip apart anyone that stands in my way.

In the game of crushing kings of men, I never planned on my heart being a sacrifice.

Everything is in motion, unable to be stopped. I can only hope that when the dust settles she will forgive me.


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The tyrant was back. I blamed the doctor’s appointment and lack of food and coffee. His mood was atrocious and I’d come so close to smacking that sneer from his face.

I had so enjoyed our conversation the day before. For a few brief moments I actually liked him, but those seemed like a distant memory from long ago.

“Did I not say I didn’t want to be disturbed?”

“Yes, but I didn’t think I was included.”

“You are. Out.”

My teeth ground together as anger flared. I was tired of being tossed out, ignored. How were we supposed to work together with his constant attitude? “What is wrong with you?”

“I don’t want to be disturbed and yet you are still standing here.”

“I’m your assistant,” I ground out, hating that he would even give me the courtesy of looking at me.

“And the biggest fucking distraction. Now get out.”

I was done playing nice. “Why do you have to be such an ass?”

He turned and finally leveled that steely glare on me. “Why can’t you follow the simplest of instructions?” he lashed out.

“Throwing me out of your office is not an instruction,” I snapped back. “For weeks, I’ve been grinding hard to learn all I can, to understand you and how you work, but you make that an almost impossibility. You lock yourself away, won’t open up, let me see how you work. How am I supposed to meet your expectations if I’m never given the opportunity to figure out what those are?”

I watched his fingers clench, then release, only to clench again.

“There is a reason for that.”

“What reason?”

His entire body was coiled so tightly it felt like I was waiting for the inevitable snap. Had I pushed him too far?

“It’s obviously your failure to understand, to connect. It’s not my job to spell everything out, to tell you how to do things.”

I stared at him in stunned silence. Somehow, I was being blamed for our lack of communication, for my inability to do my job. Not him or the lack of training. Me.

I had done so much to learn about him and his habits, to be able to anticipate his needs. Months of stowing away little bits of information and categorizing him just like the software he worked so hard to cultivate.

I wasn’t the issue.

Anger boiled up. The tension that moved between us like a live wire only grew. We were at the end of the fuse, and I did not want to be looking for a new job when the dust settled. Something had to change.

But fuck it, I was mad.

I grabbed the nearest thing–a pen–and threw it at him. His brow furrowed as he looked down at the spot, then back to me.

“You’re the issue, not me!” I cried out as I grabbed the next item. It bounced off him like the first, a completely unnoticeable hit. “I just want to help, to do my job, and you make that so unbelievably difficult!” The next item felt much heavier than the previous ones, but that didn’t register until it was on its impact trajectory.

Time seemed to slow. His eyes went wide and he ducked before being struck. It wasn’t until the item smashed into the wall, exploding into multiple pieces, that I knew what it was.

A stapler. Shit!

In two large steps he was able to reach out and grab me. I spun until I was sandwiched between the wall and a very angry Lincoln Devereux.

It was so different from the last time I was in his arms, but no less intoxicating.

His chest was pressed up against mine, while I attempt to push away, but there was no way I was breaking through the wall behind me. My gaze was glued to his Adam’s apple and I could see the tick of his jaw.

“Miss Prescot, you are way out of line,” he said in a low growl.

I shot my eyes up to his. “Me? Are you serious? Do you even register what you’re doing right now?”

“You threw a stapler at my head,” he seethed.

I glared at him. “I knew it would fly straighter than the file next to it.”

His hands landed on my waist before slowly moving around to my back. The sound of my heart beating was deafening. The way my body burned under his touch, the way I desperately wanted to melt into him, was even stronger than the only other time his arms were around me. Turned on didn’t come close to the feeling pulsing through me.

He learned down, his mouth an inch from my ear. “You’ll pay for that.”

A shiver ran through me and my fingers clenched the fabric of his suit.

Since I first bumped into him I had wondered what his lips felt like. Were they soft? Was he a sweet kisser or a taker?

I didn’t have to wonder any longer, because no sooner had he finished his sentence his lips crashed to mine.

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K.I. Lynn is the USA Today Bestselling Author from The Bend Anthology and the Amazon Bestselling Series, Breach. She spent her life in the arts, everything from music to painting and ceramics, then to writing. Characters have always run around in her head, acting out their stories, but it wasn’t until later in life she would put them to pen. It would turn out to be the one thing she was really passionate about.

Since she began posting stories online, she’s garnered acclaim for her diverse stories and hard hitting writing style. Two stories and characters are never the same, her brain moving through different ideas faster than she can write them down as it also plots its quest for world domination…or cheese. Whichever is easier to obtain… Usually it’s cheese.

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CC’s Review ~ The Decimation of Mae by D.H. Sidebottom

Title: The Decimation of Mae
Author: D.H. Sidebottom
Genre: Dark Erotic Thriller
Type: Book 1 of 3
POV:  First Person

Published: July 13, 2014



4.5 Stars




Mae Swift lived a happily normal life until it was taken from her. While trying to put the pieces back together, her world is completely shattered leaving Mae with only one option, to fight as long and as fiercely as she can.

“You can’t kill someone who is already dead inside.”

Daniel is a man that exudes confidence and coldness. Accustomed to exerting force without a blink of an eye, he succeeds in games of manipulation. When the parameters of his current project changes, he must recalculate the end game.

“I am the sort of man who will relish in your defiance, Mae. Believe me; I would love nothing more than to fight you, to take you hard and punishingly, to bruise you and make you bleed.”

Told in from Mae’s perspective, the story begins in a rather melancholy tone given the circumstances in which she lives and then it escalates quickly with Mae showing she will not surrender. With a descent into darkness, Mae finds solace in the pain despite her captor’s wishes. 

“Your fists will never reach my mind, your harsh cruelty will never brush against my soul. You hate me for that, but you also admire me for it.”

From the beginning, I was hooked and wondered just how this plot was going to unfold. With the omnipresent tension, I was instantly nervous for Mae. Equally, I admired her perseverance and understood her hopeless thoughts. Her character’s trajectory is apt for the circumstances as well. As for Daniel, he is quite the villain with his unyielding and exacting cruelty, but I did feel his inner turmoil and how he wasn’t able to process it until a certain truth was revealed.

With D.H. Sidebottom, there is always an expectation of the unexpected and she delivered in this story. The twists were unpredictable and I liked the unapologetic direction of these characters and the storyline. 

The Decimation of Mae is about accepting one’s fate. This book will appeal to those looking for a twisty dark erotic thriller.

Blue Butterfly series:
The Decimation of Mae (Blue Butterfly #1) by D.H. Sidebottom The Salvation of Daniel (Blue Butterfly #2) by D.H. Sidebottom The Beginning of Connie and Isaac (Blue Butterfly #3) by D.H. Sidebottom

🦋This was a (F)BR with Twinsie Hawkey and Loyda! 🦋


ARC/LOYDA’S REVIEW ~ Absolution by Keri Lake




Title: Absolution
Author: Keri Lake
Genre: Dark Romance
Type: Novella from Wanted: An Outlaw Anthology
POV: First Person – Dual

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❝For you are dust, and to dust you shall return.❞

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Father Damon has heard all kinds of sins behind his booth as a priest.  However; this one specific confession brought back memories he wished he’d forget.  He knew he had to do something to prevent more crime by this person. 

❝God promises mercy, but he does not promise tomorrow.❞

Ivy Mercier was stuck in a difficult situation and she needed a way out.  Her one big mistake is now bringing her permanent troubles and she needed to find a solution to regardless of how extreme she is willing to go to do this, she knew it was her only way. 

❝He doesn’t look like a priest. He looks like every other sinner in the city of angels.❞

When Damon and Ivy met they didn’t anticipated what happened next.  Each chapter was a total page turner and will have readers feeling so much so quick.  I personally enjoyed it from beginning to the end.  

Absolution is a dark contemporary short story written by Keri Lake which in included in this wanted: outlaw anthology.   This book is loaded with suspense, sexy steamy scenes and for a short story I found myself falling in love with all the words and the characters in the story and enjoying the secrets we encounter at the end.  Readers who enjoy dark romance will find this book appealing. 

➕ . . . This was a (F)BR With CC, War & Liz . . . ➕


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📖#currentlyreading📖 #absolution by #kerilake . . Expected Publication date: January 8th, 2019 . . 📚Blurb📚 Absolution is part of the anthology Wanted An Outlaw Anthology. According to canon law, it is forbidden for a priest to betray the penitent for any reason. Even murder. The consequences? Excommunication. For years, I’ve listened to your confessions. I know your darkest secrets, and have swallowed your sins in silence. In return, I’ve offered you forgiveness in His name. But behind the partition that separates us, I’m nothing more than a man who has long questioned his own faith. Your contrition is my invitation: to mete out the kind of justice you pray will never come. I’m neither pious, nor merciful, despite what you see. I’m an imposter, an abomination to all I represent. A quiet executioner who’s kept below the radar. Until her. She’s seen what I’ve done. She knows the man beneath the cloth and my every mortal sin. She has witnessed the uncontrollable vices she hopes to use against me in order to get what she covets most. Yet, I know her sins, too. Ones she doesn’t bother to confess. The kind, for which, there is no absolution. . . . . . . #craziesrusbookblog #currentlyreading #arc #books #buddyreads #readingbuddy #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #instagram #instagrammer #contemporary #romance

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Liz’s Review~When Ashes Fall~by Marni Mann

When Ashes Fall
by Marni Mann

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Something was wrong with all of this. I didn’t know how to fix it.”


When Ashes Fall is a beautifully crafted contemporary romance colored with raw emotions full of passion and love that have been blended and splattered on a canvas. The moment you set your eyes on the first word on the first page, you cannot look away. The precision in which each word sinks into your psyche builds your hopes and fears in the exact same breath as you submerge yourself into this world.

“The earth was tilting beneath me, and I couldn’t find my balance. The air I was sucking in was becoming too thick.”

Alix Rayne, a first responder, is a beautiful woman who finds herself stuck between two men. Both strong, both addictive, and both offering her the world.


“Dylan’s scent was bold and spicy. Smith’s was gentle and enticing. Both held me. Both made me want more.”

Told in multiple POV, When Ashes Fall is an absolute must read with lyrical text, complex characters, and an intricate plot. Reading this book is like sitting in the audience of a grand concert hall. As the orchestra begins to play, the music begins to build and crescendo until it reaches the climax at a thunderous level and when the cymbal crashes… the silence that follows is deafening.

“The earth was tilting beneath me, and I couldn’t find my balance. The air I was sucking in was becoming too thick.”


Overall, When Ashes Fall is an exquisite story crafted with love. The characters are raw and real. The pain is raw and real. The love is rare, raw, and real. Marni Mann has always affected me with her unforgettable stories and epic characters. This book didn’t just affect me. It inspired me and left an imprint on my heart that will stay with me forever.

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✰❤✰ This was an (F)BR with my girls CC and War! ✰❤✰