Blog Tour ~ Broken Edge by CD Reiss

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Twisted and sexy, this story grabbed me from the VERY FIRST WORD and never let me go. 6 STARS!” —Alessandra Torre, New York Times bestselling author

Broken Edge, the highly anticipated third installment to the “intensely sexy” and “mind-blowing” Edge Series by New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss is available NOW!

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You think you’d go far for love?

Think again.

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She really knows how to push a man.

She finds the cracks and she goes right for them. She’ll travel across the world just to break me apart, piece by piece, until every last secret is exposed and every weakness revealed.

I swear to God, I love her so much I’ll let her do it.

I’ll let her do anything.

But when she hurts herself to protect me?

That’s a line in the sand.

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Download your copy of BROKEN EDGE today!

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https://cdreiss.com/books/edge/

About CD Reiss:

CD Reiss is a New York Times bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up she’s at the well hauling buckets.

Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels.

She’s frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn’t ever gotten her out of chopping that cord of wood.

If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.

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4 Stars!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CC’s Review ~ The Best Friend by K. Larsen

Title: The Best Friend
Author: K. Larsen
Genre:  Romance Suspense
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person – dual
Published: July 6, 2018

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4 Stars!  

 

Aubry Clark is an interior designer who has learned to appreciate all that life has to offer. While on location for a photography shoot, Aubry is in the right place at the wrong time. Upon realizing how precarious her situation has become, it’s too late to reverse what she has witnessed. Causing Aubry to transition to survival mode, she no longer has the choice of freedom.

“Most days of life are unremarkable. They start and end with no true memory made.”


Mike Chesterfield lives on his trust fund and enjoys flying his plane as often as possible. Known as a playboy, Mike has always felt a connection to Aubry yet he’s been hesitant to act on the attraction. However, he does not foresee how his thrill-seeking activities will affect him and Aubry. Acting to protect what he knows, complications arise.

“Mike sighs and draws slow small circles on my skin. “There are two side to every story, Aub.”


What occurs between Mike and Aubry is intense as each try to make the most of their limited time together. Mike knows the danger of their situation but by trying to shield Aubry, he must hurt her and lie to the one person he cares about the most. To Aubry, Mike’s actions are contradictory and don’t add up. Though she knows the truth, others begin to question the facts causing extra tension.

“The brain is powerful. It can make us believe lies. It can sway us to remember or block out truths or fallacies. It’s a skilled illusionist.”


Told in dual POV, Aubry’s experience is vividly felt as she tries to maintain a grasp on her reality. Once she discovers Mike’s role in her situation, she can’t separate her mind and heart. As she processes the truth, Aubry isn’t willing to let it all go without a fight. For Mike, life has always been convenient for him; however, once he realizes and values what is important, his actions show his true nature. 

Going into this book, I was expecting a twisty romance suspense and I enjoyed the elements of what occurred between Mike and Aubry in the first half of the story. After it all started to settle, I did feel some character disconnect since it seems storylines from previous books better enrich the total character experience. Aubry is a strong character and I like how she accepted challenges no matter how grim or difficult. Though he is quite sexy, I wanted to know more about what makes Mike tick. 

The Best Friend is a story about trusting your gut instinct when it comes to love and life. This book would appeal to those looking for a romantic suspense with darkish elements.

Note: while this book is not part of a series, I recommend reading in order for the most fulfilling experience.
The Tutor by K. Larsen The Brother by K. Larsen The Best Friend by K. Larsen

 

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Release Blitz ~ Broken Edge by CD Reiss

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Twisted and sexy, this story grabbed me from the VERY FIRST WORD and never let me go. 6 STARS!” —Alessandra Torre, New York Times bestselling author

 

Broken Edge, the highly anticipated third installment to the “intensely sexy” and “mind-blowing” Edge Series by New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss is LIVE!

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You think you’d go far for love?

Think again.

———

She really knows how to push a man.

She finds the cracks and she goes right for them. She’ll travel across the world just to break me apart, piece by piece, until every last secret is exposed and every weakness revealed.

I swear to God, I love her so much I’ll let her do it.

I’ll let her do anything.

But when she hurts herself to protect me?

That’s a line in the sand.

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Download your copy of BROKEN EDGE today!

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2IgNczA

iBooks: https://apple.co/2Gl0FpV

Amazon Universal: http://mybook.to/BrokenEdge

Nook: https://bit.ly/2uutE8Z

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2pMrfBJ

Google Play: https://bit.ly/2Igkor1

Paperback: https://amzn.to/2KYJ2OZ

Add to GoodReads: https://bit.ly/2HAHRne

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Start the Edge Series today FREE with Cutting Edge!

https://cdreiss.com/books/edge/

About CD Reiss:

CD Reiss is a New York Times bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up she’s at the well hauling buckets.

Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels.

She’s frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn’t ever gotten her out of chopping that cord of wood.

If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.

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Connect with CD Reiss:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2iwpkPQ

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/cd-reiss
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CDReiss.writer/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cdreisswriter
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CC’s ARC Review

Title: Broken Edge
Author: CD Reiss
Genre:  Dark Erotic Romance
Type: Book three of four
POV: First Person – dual
Expected publication: July 10, 2018

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4 Stars!

 

In the third book of the Edge series, Caden’s demons are tested as his surroundings have the ability to recreate past trauma. Determined and detached, Caden is willing to take the risk in order to feel complete again. However, Greyson isn’t about to stand down while Caden’s mind and body are ranging a battle. Stubborn to a fault, Greyson makes certain decisions and sacrifices that are potentially destructive.

“The very things I loved about her were the things that made her difficult to keep.”

As more about Caden’s past is revealed, the balance between detachment and emotions becomes a necessity. Forced to confront what was hidden, Caden relies on Greyson to enable his healing. Faced with an enormous sense of duty, Greyson discovers factors that could inhibit or harm Caden and that’s when it all shatters.

“Sometimes you have to stop pushing. That’s all I’m saying. Let things be the way they are. You could make things worse.”

Divided into three parts, the reality of their current situation is intense and it forces the issue at hand; however, I was hoping a more emotion and more depth. With a steady pace, tension continues to escalate as the direction begins to shift to an unexpected plot point.

 

In Broken Edge, the author continues to test boundaries with her characters by showing their vulnerabilities and how love isn’t always logical. For Caden and Greyson, the struggle isn’t over and I look forward to reading how it will all end.

The Edge series:
Rough Edge (The Edge, #1) by C.D. Reiss On the Edge (The Edge, #2) by C.D. Reiss Cutting Edge (The Edge, #0.5) by C.D. Reiss Broken Edge (The Edge, #3) by C.D. Reiss Over the Edge (The Edge, #4) by C.D. Reiss

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

 

 

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CC’s Review ~ Power Play by Cara Dee

Title: Power Play
Author: Cara Dee
Genre:  MM Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person 
Published: January 30, 2018

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4 Stars!  

 

At 21, Abel Novak-Hayes is a professional hockey player who tries to balance his condition with routine and low stress. From a young age, Abel relied on a close friendship with his father’s best friend to keep him grounded, but once Abel started to develop feelings for him, the dynamic changed causing Abel to feel rejected. With some nerve, Abel decides to chase the truth. 

“He was warm and all comfort and protection. This was my home.”

Madigan Monroe is a proprietor of a successful tattoo shop and has always valued his close bond with life long friends. Intent on keeping his promises, Madigan tries to avoid hurting Abel but fails on several levels. Knowing he must be honest, Madigan comes clean with all that he is. 

“Well, you have nothing to worry about.” He gestured toward the back, and I took the hint to return upstairs. “Mouthy little subbie boys are my weakness.”

As Madigan and Abel learn their sexual proclivities are very compatible, they become more open about exploring their kink. Abel finds the protection and nurturing that he always craves. With Mad always assuming the dominant role in their relationship, the transition to Abel wanting to call him “Daddy” feels completely natural and leads to some hot and filthy scenes. 

“You better clench, boy,” he’d advised afterward. “If you lose a single drop of Daddy’s come, you’ll get the belt.”

This is my first DD/lb book and I enjoyed how the kink was portrayed between Madigan and Abel. With them, it wasn’t just about age play and Abel being treated as a Little, but that Mad is also a Daddy Dom. The dynamic suited them perfectly in and outside the bedroom. Nutella is not optional. Lol!

In this book, there are many secondary characters included in the storyline, and at times, I was at a bit at a disadvantage and wondered if certain books should be read in a particular order since it seemed to detract from more in depth analysis of Abel’s difficulties. It’s clear that Madigan has a long history with Abel’s parents and I wanted to feel more of that impact toward the end. That said, the strong bond between Mad and Abel was effectively conveyed.

Power Play would appeal to those who have an open mind for kinkery and appreciate the risks of taking a chance on love.

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CC’s ARC Review ~ Broken Edge (The Edge #3) by CD Reiss

 

Title: Broken Edge
Author: CD Reiss
Genre:  Dark Erotic Romance
Type: Book three of four
POV: First Person – dual
Expected publication: July 10, 2018

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4 Stars!

 

In the third book of the Edge series, Caden’s demons are tested as his surroundings have the ability to recreate past trauma. Determined and detached, Caden is willing to take the risk in order to feel complete again. However, Greyson isn’t about to stand down while Caden’s mind and body are ranging a battle. Stubborn to a fault, Greyson makes certain decisions and sacrifices that are potentially destructive.

“The very things I loved about her were the things that made her difficult to keep.”

As more about Caden’s past is revealed, the balance between detachment and emotions becomes a necessity. Forced to confront what was hidden, Caden relies on Greyson to enable his healing. Faced with an enormous sense of duty, Greyson discovers factors that could inhibit or harm Caden and that’s when it all shatters.

“Sometimes you have to stop pushing. That’s all I’m saying. Let things be the way they are. You could make things worse.”

Divided into three parts, the reality of their current situation is intense and it forces the issue at hand; however, I was hoping a more emotion and more depth. With a steady pace, tension continues to escalate as the direction begins to shift to an unexpected plot point. 

In Broken Edge, the author continues to test boundaries with her characters by showing their vulnerabilities and how love isn’t always logical. For Caden and Greyson, the struggle isn’t over and I look forward to reading how it will all end. 

The Edge series:
Rough Edge (The Edge, #1) by C.D. Reiss On the Edge (The Edge, #2) by C.D. Reiss Cutting Edge (The Edge, #0.5) by C.D. Reiss Broken Edge (The Edge, #3) by C.D. Reiss Over the Edge (The Edge, #4) by C.D. Reiss 

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

 

 

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CC’s Review ~ Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

 

Title: Forbidden
Author: Tabitha Suzuma
Genre:  Contemporary Fiction
Type: Standalone
POV: First person – dual
Published: May 27, 2010

 

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5 Stars!! 

 

Lochan and Maya Whitely aren’t your average teens, but rather have assumed the responsibility of de facto parents for their three younger siblings. Being just over a year apart, they have always relied upon each other like best friends and partners. While Lochan is practical and reliable, he is also painfully shy which creates problems for him. Maya is loving, tender and gives Lochan the calm he so desperately needs. Together, they are complimentary in many ways yet their closeness can ruin everything they love.

“I wipe my cheeks and turn my head to look up at him. “We haven’t done anything wrong! How can love like this be called terrible when we’re not hurting anyone?”

With Lochan and Maya their priority has always been to keep everyone together in spite of their mother’s negligence. Surrounded by parental challenges, in addition to their own personal insecurities and high school drama, Lochan and Maya soon discover feelings that complicate their lives. Knowing how they feel for each other adds pressure and they try to fight what feels normal to them; however, it slowly becomes known that such a relationship is forbidden.

“I’m so aroused I can hardly thing. I’ve got to calm down. I’ve got to stay in control. I can’t let this happen.”

Told in dual POV, this exacting and thoughtfully paced plot is riddled with angst due to the unknown and complex character development. Getting into the minds of Lochan and Maya serve to show how heavily their actions impact their hearts. Fearful of losing their family and each other, they are still wiling to fight for what they believe is a universal truth for them. Written in such a manner that allows the topic to be believable, yet isn’t an excuse for their difficult choices, the author balances societal norms with the possibility of an aberration. 

“There are no laws, no boundaries, on feelings. We can love each other as much and as deeply as we want. No one, Maya, no one can ever take that away from us.”

This story is not for the faint hearted because emotions run high to the very end. From the first page, tension mounts while various plot points continue to cast doubts and fears on what is to come. Starting this book, I wasn’t completely sure what to expect other than being extremely nervous about the taboo factor; however, my fears were assuaged due to the author’s skillful prose and highly vulnerable yet likable characters.

Simply put, I loved Lochan and Maya. There were so many moments when I hurt for Lochan and just wanted to insulate him from the world, but I also admired his strength and how he assumed burdens beyond his years. As for Maya, she was the glue that held it all together and I respected how she was able to do it all with grace. Together, Lochan and Maya were at their strongest, as both were willing to make sacrifices. Additionally, their siblings add so much personality and depth by bringing out certain traits within Lochan and Maya. 

Ultimately, there’s no way to truly convey the enormous sense and range of emotionality contained in this book. Though I understand why certain choices were made, I still wonder about the possibilities. This story is beautifully and painfully tragic leaving a lasting impression. Forbidden is about how love can be a true sacrifice but also a gift that forever gives.

 

 

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Blog Tour ~ Ven by Ker Dukey and K Webster

Ven

by K. Webster & Ker Dukey
Publication Date: June 29, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark, Mafia, Romance

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

The Vetrov name comes with expectation.
My role in this world is simple: do as Father asks and live my life how he planned it.

My future is already written: run the empire.
Old Values. Old Rule. Old Money.
Until her.

Everything I do lacks purpose.
Everything I do is empty.
Women. Money. Power. It meant nothing.
Until her.

When the Volkov rose showed up at my home a disgraced package, hand-delivered by a Vasiliev prince, I began paving my own path.
I vowed to make her bloom once more.

She consumed me.
Her. Her. Her.

But you can’t love a rose and expect not to be damaged by her thorns.
She cut me too deep.
And I bled out.
My soul fled.
All that’s left is a cold, calculating monster.

I am Veniamin.
Volcanic. Victorious. Valiant. Vetrov.
When you enter my world to play games, prepare to lose.
In the end, I always find the thorn in my side, and I pluck it right out.

Haven’t read book one? Catch up here!
Vlad (The V Games, #1)
Available in Kindle Unlimited!
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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.

 

About Ker Dukey

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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CC’s Review

 

Title: Ven (V Games #2)
Author: Ker Dukey and K Webster
Genre:  Dark Romance
Type: Book two in a series
POV: First person – dual
Published: June 27, 2018

 

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4 Stars!

 

 

Veniamin “Ven” Vetrov is the oldest son caught in his family’s web of power. While he is expanding businesses in his own right, his father continues to manipulate his life. Feeling a romantic connection with the daughter of a rival first family, circumstances change permitting Ven to pursue what he thought was always a longshot. However, the stakes are high as nothing seems to be transparent.

“I believe in fate. And we are fated.”

Diana Volkov is the oldest daughter of a powerful family. Groomed to take over the business she made profitable, everything changed when a startling discovery is made. Forced to pay for her choices, Diana must start over in a world where men rule. Knowing the limitations, she acts based on survival.

“When you live among wolves,” she tells me, tugging gently on my beard, “you learn to play like one.”

With a complex cast of villainous characters, Ven and Diana try to obtain the inevitable despite the consequences. To Diana’s dismay, her dishonesty and deceit hurts the one person she admires and loves. While Ven tries to move forward by immersing himself in distractions, Diana’s status irrevocably changes causing her to fight for her honor and rightful position.

“Show me how to use a knife,” I tell him. “I want to know how to cut a man from his chin to his balls, and I want to know how to do it before they even have a chance to strike.”

What I liked about Diana is that she is a force within a world of morally corrupt wealthy men. Standing strong, she wouldn’t let them see her insecurities. That said, there was one decision where she shorted herself and should have been more savvy about risks. As for Ven, he wanted to escape the cast shadow of his father’s greed and that was commendable, but, I wanted more about his struggle over the years and how he branched out. Lastly, I was really looking forward to the games, but also hoped for much more detail about the competition and a longer struggle (mentally and physically) for a certain character.

In addition to Diana and Ven, there are secondary characters that truly escalated the plot – namely Vas Volkov and Vika Vasiliev. Individually, they are either discounted or disgraced and that makes them much more interesting. While getting more of Vas will happen, I hope Vika gets her own book. Additionally, I’m patiently waiting for the timeline to coincide with Viktor’s return.

Within this landscape of greed and debasement, the pace is quick leading to gruesome action and a dark underbelly of illegal activities. The authors weave an intricate web that continues to expand. Ven would appeal to those looking to peak into a dark world without limits.

V Games series:
Vlad (The V Games, #1) by Ker Dukey Ven (The V Games, #2) by Ker Dukey

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