Cover Reveal & Giveaway! ~ Confess by Isabella Starling

Title: Confess
Author: Isabella Starling
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: November 15, 2019
Cover Design: Letitia Hasser at RBA Designs
My name is Amadeo Amato, but you… you will only call me Father.
You have been brought before me, before God, because of your sins – sins that you will now atone for.
You may fool the people around you into thinking you’re a sweet, innocent young woman, but I see right through you.
I see you for the harlot you are, little sinner. And now, it’s time to pay for all of it.
Your beauty. Your body. Your filthy, despicable mind.
I will do everything it takes to break you.
The sins you carry are heavy and so shall the punishment be.
It’s time to confess, Carlotta Moretti.
And Father does not forgive.
Confess is a full-length novel with a dirty priest straight out of your fantasies… or nightmares.
This is a captive dark mafia romance.

“You haven’t told me your name,” I mutter.
“My name?” He pockets his phone just as a black limo pulls into the alley. “My name is Amadeo Amato.”
I glance between him and the car, my head pounding with the worst headache I’ve ever felt.
“But you…” The man smirks at me, finally unbuttoning the shirt collar that seems to have been bothering him all night long. “You will only call me Father.”
“W-What?” I stutter, my eyes widening as he reveals a stiff black-and-white collar beneath his shirt. “What’s happening? I don’t… I don’t understand.”
“You don’t need to understand anything,” he tells me as my vision blurs him out. “Anything at all, little sinner. It’s time.”
“T-Time?” I get out, shivering as I stumble. “Time for what?”
He presses his lips against my ear, the feeling of his skin on mine igniting my body despite what it’s going through in his presence.
“Time to fucking confess,” he grits out – the last memory I have before everything goes black.

Dark, dirty and taboo is what Isabella Starling is known for.
 
An Amazon top 25 bestselling Author, Isabella is a self-proclaimed sexy gif addict and always looking for her next forbidden story.
 
If you pick up a Starling book, you can count on a bad-mouthed, bossy man who will dominate his woman with a rough hand.
 
Add just a sprinkle of taboo, a touch of BDSM and a pinch of suspense, and you’re all set for a story you won’t forget.

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Blog Tour ~ Rival Desires by Annabel Joseph

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Rival Desires by Annabel Joseph

Release Date: October 7, 2019

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Rival Desires, an erotic historical romance, in the
Properly Spanked Legacy series by Annabel Joseph.

Lady Ophelia’s voice is so lovely,
so incomparable, she’s permitted to break convention and appear on the London stage. The
young ingenue has more admirers than she realizes, but after long years cloistered at a
Viennese music school, she has no idea how society’s games of courtship and seduction are
played. The Marquess of Wescott is prone to bucking convention too—not always in a good
way. He and his friends are frequent subjects of gossip for their rakish behavior, like their
regular forays to Pearl’s Emporium, where lovers of discipline explore risqué fantasies in secret
rooms.

Wescott and Ophelia’s fates
collide on a dry autumn night, when a fast-moving fire strands them together on the outskirts of
London. As the sun rises, they learn convention can only be stretched so far. They’re obliged to
wed in a quick, quiet ceremony, and embark upon married life as little more than strangers.
From the start, their dueling personalities tangle into knots of frustration and regret.

But marriage is marriage, and
they must learn to live with one another. Lord Wescott tries to bring his wife into line using the
disciplinary tactics he’s honed over the years, but Ophelia’s not so easily tamed. She’s a
stubborn soul, determined to resist her husband at every turn. Life is not an opera, and love is
not easy.

For Wescott and Ophelia, the
battle has only begun…

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Excerpt:

His bride-to-be stood looking out
the window, dressed in a maidenly white gown with a pale sage sash. Her blonde, braided hair
was pinned atop her head in the crown Hazel had described, baring her neck and slumping
shoulders. She looked so bereft his heart thumped in sympathy.

“So…you’ve told her we’re to be
married?” he whispered to her mother. He’d expected more of a reaction, at least for her to turn
around.

“I’ve told her,” the woman replied
through tight lips. She took up a chair near the fireplace. Wescott approached Lady Ophelia,
remembering the bewigged sorceress of the night before, with her bright, full dress. Now she
looked small and fragile, in her gauzy, understated column of a gown. How could this be the
same woman? He clasped his hands and stopped a few paces behind her.

“My lady.”

She turned her head to the side,
running small fingers over her pale throat. “I’m sorry, but I can’t speak,” she said in a whisper.
“My voice has not returned.”

“I’m sorry to hear
that.”

His own voice sounded too loud
in the silent room, especially after her whisper.

“I’m sure your lost voice is only
temporary. At least I hope so. At any rate…” He cleared his throat, feeling like an ass. “Thank
you for seeing me. I must begin by apologizing with the most abject regret for my behavior last
night.”

“Last night…” She repeated the
words in a pained murmur. “I cannot think of it. I cannot even look at you.”

He frowned at her exposed nape.
“Nevertheless, I am here.”

“Yes, you are here to perform
your duty, and ask for my hand. My mother says you are a gentleman, but I can hardly believe
it.”

Her whisper held as much rancor
as a shouted insult. “Lady Ophelia,” he replied, as calmly as he could. “Neither of us wished for
this to happen. The unorthodox circumstances, the fire—”

“Fire or no, it has ended in
disaster. I should have refused your assistance.” She shook her head. “I’m ruined now. That’s
the word, though no one is using it.”

“You’re not ruined, because I’m
here.” He grasped for patience in the face of her disdain. “Lady Ophelia, please accept my
deepest apologies for my conduct last night. It was wrong of me to lie down with you. That was
my fault.”

She pressed her forehead to the
window, letting out a breath. “I wish I’d made you leave,” she whispered.

“I worked very hard to ensure you
wouldn’t. It’s pointless to dwell upon it at this point. We must be married and make the best of
things.”

“The best of things.”

He barely heard her peevish
exhalation. Her shoulders drew up tight.

“Yes, the best of things,” he
repeated. “There’s nothing else to do…”

About Annabel:

Annabel Joseph is a NYT and USA Today Bestselling
BDSM romance author. She writes mainly contemporary romance, although she’s been known
to dabble in the medieval and Regency eras. She is known for writing emotionally intense
BDSM storylines, and strives to create characters that seem real—even flawed—so readers are
better able to relate to them. Annabel also writes non-BDSM romance under the pen name
Molly Joseph.

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Crazies R Us Book Blog – CC’s Review 

 

4 Stars!

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Lady Ophelia Lovett aspires to become an opera singer until a fire ravages the theatre and wreaks havoc on London. Luckily for Ophelia, a mysterious gentleman on horseback rescues her. While finding a safe haven for the night, Ophelia and the Marquess of Wescott become entangled in unexpected and lasting ways.

“I’m not stubborn.” He laughed. “Not when you get your way. But the rest of the time, you’re a stubborn, annoying pain in my arse.”


In this historical narrative, societal expectations are apparent, as Wescott must do what is right to honor his family and Lady Ophelia. Because their pairing isn’t exactly what they hoped for, the dynamic between Wescott and Ophelia is full of ups and downs. While Wescott tries to be the dutiful husband, Ophelia rebels against which brings some kinky punishment her way.

“This is your penalty, if you won’t take your caning. You must show me how naughty you are.”


What I liked about this narrative is how it immediately draws the reader into the historical setting. Though Ophelia had certain aspirations, because of her station, she has to overcome balancing such pursuits with what is expected of a lady. Even with Wescott’s reputation as a rake, he rose to the occasion and was actually quite the gentlemanly and sweet at times. There were times when I wanted Ophelia to take responsibility sooner, but Wescott’s punishments kept me thoroughly entertained.

Rival Desires is a historical romance with an enemies to lovers element. Those familiar with this author’s work, will be pleased at how kink is blended into the story.

*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.*

 

 

CC’s ARC Review ~ Learn My Lesson (Wicked Villains #2) by Katee Robert

Title: Learn My Lesson 
Author: Katee Robert
Genre:  Erotic Romance
Type: Standalone in Wicked Villains series
POV:  First Person – Multiple

Expected Publication: October 29, 2019

 

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4.5 Stars!

 

After living with Hades for a decade, Meg believes she knows her dark and kinky master, but somehow they have managed to drift apart. Ever observant, Hades is aware of Meg’s discontent and decides to bridge the gap while also getting revenge against an old nemesis. But when truths are revealed, will it be enough for this new beginning?

 

“When this is all over, my Meg will thank me for the lengths I go through for her. If there’s another reason in the mix? Well, I am who I am.”


In this devilishly provocative narrative, the point of view shifts between three characters: Hades, Meg and Hercules, with each bringing their own personalities and idiosyncrasies to the mix. As we get the darker side of Hades, his character offers unexpected layers. Including a noble yet loyal character like Hercules strengthens the bond between Hades and Meg as well.

 

“I could fill those gaps for them, I could be the softness.”


What I loved about this story is that no boundaries existed when it came to their polyamorous relationship. The steam factor between all the characters, whether it’s a duo or trio at play, is combustible. For me, Hades’s intensity is palpable. Of course, Hercules’s good nature pours from the pages. And, I liked Meg’s ability to find strength even when her vulnerabilities crept in.

 

“I can imagine him fucking me as I fuck her, even if it’d really be Hades fucking us both.”


Learn My Lesson is a marvelously kinky story about unconventional relationships and trust. This book will appeal to those who do not want boundaries in the bedroom. I certainly look forward to more tales in this collection too.

Wicked Villains series:
Desperate Measures (Wicked Villains, #1) by Katee Robert Learn My Lesson (Wicked Villains, #2) by Katee Robert A Worthy Opponent (Wicked Villains, #3) by Katee Robert

*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.*

 

 

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Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Dr. Dan by K Webster

Dr. Dan

A Taboo Treat
by K Webster
Publication Date: September 30, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Standalone

Read for FREE in KindleUnlimited: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

From USA Today Bestselling Author K Webster, comes a new taboo treat standalone novel!

Lauren will do anything besides face reality.
Her truth won’t set her free because it’s too busy hunting her.
It chases her into the ER more often than she can count.

Dr. Venable is hellbent on finding answers for his most frequent hospital visitor.
Even when his stunningly beautiful patient is difficult and resistant.
He’ll uncover her pain because he wants nothing more than to heal the sassy young woman.

Long nights.
Rising temperatures.
Feverish needs.
They spend more time than ethical on their quest for answers.
His position. Her age. Nothing will keep them apart.
Not until they get what they came for.

Love may not be a cure, but they’re going to test it anyway.

About K. Webster

K Webster is the author of dozens 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.

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Crazies R Us Book Blog – CC’s Review

 

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Cover Reveal ~ Lap of Luxury by Brianna Hale

Title: Lap of Luxury
Series: Love Don’t Cost a Thing #2
Author: Brianna Hale
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: October 22, 2019
Cover Design: Maria @ Steamy Designs

 

Captive. Pet. Lover. Pawn…

 

Darkness lives inside Damir Ravnikar, and that darkness craves one thing: me. Rich, ruthless, and handsome as sin, Damir’s promised me the world to make up for my life’s myriad disappointments.
But his promise comes with a price.
Damir intends to use me to hunt down his double-crossing brother. With every jewel, every kiss, I can feel myself losing my morals, my freedom and even my sanity. Because darkness lives inside me, too. He’s laying my deepest secrets bare, and there’s nothing I can do to stop him.
My name is Bethany, and I’ve fallen into the lap of luxury.
Author’s note: Contains explicit scenes, dubcon and dark romantic themes. This book is NOT a standalone. No cliffhanger.

 

There’s nothing Brianna Hale likes more than a large, stern alpha male with a super-protective and caring streak, and when she’s not writing about them she can usually be found with a book, a cocktail, planning her next trip to a beautiful location or attending the theatre. She believes that pink and empowerment aren’t mutually exclusive, and everyday adventures are possible. Brianna lives in London.
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CC’s ARC Review ~ Rival Desires by Annabel Joseph

Title: Rival Desires 
Author: Annabel Joseph
Genre:  Historical Erotic Romance
Type: Book 1 (standalone) in the Properly Spanked Legacy series
POV:  Third Person

Published: October 7, 2019

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4 Stars!

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Lady Ophelia Lovett aspires to become an opera singer until a fire ravages the theatre and wreaks havoc on London. Luckily for Ophelia, a mysterious gentleman on horseback rescues her. While finding a safe haven for the night, Ophelia and the Marquess of Wescott become entangled in unexpected and lasting ways.

“I’m not stubborn.” He laughed. “Not when you get your way. But the rest of the time, you’re a stubborn, annoying pain in my arse.”


In this historical narrative, societal expectations are apparent, as Wescott must do what is right to honor his family and Lady Ophelia. Because their pairing isn’t exactly what they hoped for, the dynamic between Wescott and Ophelia is full of ups and downs. While Wescott tries to be the dutiful husband, Ophelia rebels against which brings some kinky punishment her way.

“This is your penalty, if you won’t take your caning. You must show me how naughty you are.”


What I liked about this narrative is how it immediately draws the reader into the historical setting. Though Ophelia had certain aspirations, because of her station, she has to overcome balancing such pursuits with what is expected of a lady. Even with Wescott’s reputation as a rake, he rose to the occasion and was actually quite the gentlemanly and sweet at times. There were times when I wanted Ophelia to take responsibility sooner, but Wescott’s punishments kept me thoroughly entertained.

Rival Desires is a historical romance with an enemies to lovers element. Those familiar with this author’s work, will be pleased at how kink is blended into the story.

*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.*

 

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CC’s ARC Review ~ Guns n’ Boys: Unshaken by K.A. Merikan

Title: Guns n’ Boys: Unshaken
Author: K.A. Merikan
Genre: Dark MM Erotic Romance
Type: Book 9 in the series
POV:  First Person – Dual

Published: September 30, 2019

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4.5 Stars

 

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As seven years have passed in the relationship of Domenico Acerbi and Seth Villani, much has changed in their lives yet they remain strongly connected to each other. Dom and Seth know that their path hasn’t been easy and they aren’t totally free of obstacles either. Upon vacationing in Singapore, Dom and Seth learn the identity of their infamous foe, and this knowledge sets in motion a trajectory that neither could have predicted.

“I like it when your eyes shine with pride because of what I did. And that is why I will cut off their heads and present them to you.”


Told in dual POV, getting into the mindset of Dom and Seth is seamless and this enhances the tension when they are in trouble or doubles the pleasure during hot times. Staying consistent with the series, this narrative is full of action, erotica and unexpected plot points.

“So Seth was a slutty, eager fucker. But he was Dom’s only, and he’d be dripping with Dom’s spunk. Any. Moment. Now.”


As always, being reunited with Dom and Seth is an adventure and they consistently satisfy with their passion. Now that the plot has progressed in a certain way, I am quite curious to read how it will continue to unfold, as nothing is off limits in the world created by this writing duo.

Guns n’ Boys: Unshaken is an erotic romance steeped in mafia action and the unexpected. It will appeal to those who want to be immersed in an original and engaging story.

*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.*

 

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