Cover Design: R.B.A. Designs

Release Date: March 23, 2017


I captured the guilty.
Locked them inside our prison.
Tortured their bodies and abused their minds.
I had murdered hundreds.
Never recognized one.
Until her face.
Until that scream.
I was hired to take her life.
But first, I had to figure out how she ruined mine.






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Bestselling 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, Marni was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotions. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her husband and their two dogs, who 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, or devouring fabulous books.


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CC’s ARC Review ~ Buy Me, Sir by Jade West


4 Stars! 




Melissa “Lissa” Martin is a nineteen year old who was forced into adulthood when her parents died in a tragic car accident. Since then, she has been raising her toddler brother and had to put her education and dreams on hold. But Lissa never gave up on the dream of meeting the man that showed her kindness on one unexpected day.

“He’d just been a posh guy in a suit, until he smiled at me. And that smile was enough for me to gift my heart to a man I’d probably never see again.”

Alexander James Henley, Jr. is a high profile criminal defense attorney known as the puppet master, pulling strings to get his clients the best outcome. While his professional life is in the spotlight, Alexander prefers to keep his private dealings off the radar, as his predilections are considered deviant to many.

“I’m interested in all fucked up. Damaged and dark. Broken. Like me.”

With a plan in place, Lissa implements each step in order to get close to this elusive man. While it all clicks into place, much easier than Lissa planned, her determination borders on obsession but she has her eye on the prize. Meanwhile, Alexander is feeling more than he’s felt in years and believes he’s met his match.

“And fuck, how I fucking fuck her. I fuck her like a man fucking possessed, her body shunting under me s I keep my grip tight around her pretty neck.”

“I kiss her. Plunging my tongue inside her breathless mouth as she chokes for me.”

While Alexander and Lissa move forward, the fear that Lissa’s manipulation will be discovered is ever present. Knowing how Alexander feels about Lissa, each time she deceives him becomes more painful especially knowing Alexander’s past. Even when Lissa is put to the ultimate test, she chooses the deception

“The crazy train collides with the end of the track, and it feels wild and scary to be this unhinged.”

As it all unfolds, Alexander must come to terms with his past and those that continually choose to label his sexual needs. Knowing Lissa doesn’t place any limits on Alexander, he feels acceptance for the first time but when all he knows is a lie, it all falls apart.

When starting a Jade West book, I always feel comfortable about the journey she is going to offer. For one, it’s always going to be hot as hell, but she also has a way of dealing with different themes in an interesting and fresh way. With Lissa, she has many admirable qualities, as she is hard working and assumes so much responsibility but her obsession leaves the reader conflicted – purposely so – at times. For me, I liked Alexander from the start. Even with his outward air of confidence, he is still human and has quite a vulnerable side. And the scenes with Alex and a certain character absolutely made my day!

Buy Me, Sir offers a story about two people trying to live the only way they know how given their family circumstances. The plot unfolds at a steady pace and you can be rest assured about getting some dirty, hot times! For those looking for some kink with a big heaping of a character driven plot, I recommend!


TITLE: Buy Me, Sir

AUTHOR: Jade West

GENRE: Erotic Romance



CC’s ARC Review ~ Dirty Souls (Sins Duet, #2) by Karina Halle

4 Stars



In Dirty Souls, the timeline continues without interruption and it is a wild ride from the first page. As Vicente Bernal and Violet McQueen flee to get answers about the past, there are factions that have different motivations and they will stop at nothing to achieve their end game. During their journey, the truth slowly unfolds but lines remain blurred until the very end.


“I have changed too much. I wonder if this is something I’ll ever be able to wash from my skin.”

With Vicente and Violet pushed to their limits, they learn more about themselves. Violet realizes she has a dark version of herself and knowing Vicente is there to shoulder her softer side keeps her from spinning out of control. Vicente is up against much more than he anticipated and Violet gives him the strength to forge ahead. As such, both characters showed dimensionality and their arcs sustained their development.


“Good people do bad things.”


With all the plot points coming together into an action packed and giant crescendo, these characters are driven to extremes. In addition to Violet and Vicente’s plight, the larger story between the Bernals and the McQueens comes to a head. And, this is where I loved all the dark parts and yet felt conflicted for certain characters regarding the motivation behind the overall plot. For those who are familiar with the backstory (The Artist’s Trilogy and Dirty Angels series), it’s one that evokes much emotion and defines alliances. Since then my team choice hasn’t changed or wavered. (view spoiler) So, to be reunited with Javier, Luisa and Ellie, it was a heady combination that put Violet and Vicente in the background for me.

Karina Halle is such a natural storyteller and essence of her characters really appears to be effortlessly communicated. Setting the stage for darkness takes an exacting and creative mind, which is evident in this duet. Once again, Karina effectively pushes boundaries that are intended to make readers question the morality of her characters.

Dirty Souls will take a reader into some depravity but also has themes of family, love, sacrifice, vengeance and ultimately hope. For those who like suspense with shadowy darkness and manipulation, I recommend!

Sins Duet:
Black Hearts (Sins Duet, #1) by Karina Halle Dirty Souls (Sins Duet, #2) by Karina Halle

Author: Karina Halle

Title: Dirty Souls (Sins Duet, #2)

Genre: Romance Suspense

Type: Multiple POV



Release Blitz ~ Buy Me, Sir by Jade West




COVER: RBA Designs 

They call him the puppet master.

They say he’s dirty, dark and dangerous.

And they’re right.

He’s everything they say he is, and more.

So much more.

Alexander Henley has no idea I exist. No idea whatsoever how much I want him.

But that’s all about to change.

Because if there’s one thing I know about the puppet master, it’s that he pays well to pull women’s strings.

And I’m going to be his next purchase.

Jade has increasingly less to say about herself as time goes on, other than the fact she is an author, but she’s happy with this fact. 

Living in imaginary realities and having a legitimate excuse for it is really all she’s ever wanted. 

Jade is as dirty as you’d expect from her novels, and talking smut makes her smile. 

She lives in the Herefordshire countryside with a couple of hounds and a guy who’s able to cope with her inherent weirdness. 

She has a red living room, decorated with far more zebra print than most people could bear and fights a constant battle with her addiction to Coca-Cola.

CC’s ARC Review ~ Animal by Marni Mann





Title: Animal

Author: Marni Mann

Genre: Dark Suspense

POV: Multiple first person

Releases on March 23, 2017


4.5 Stars! 


Tyler Richens is a hardworking student attending university on an academic scholarship. Not having family to rely upon, Tyler is determined to move forward and start a new life. With always wanting to feel like she belongs, she finally accepts her roommate’s request to go out on the town. During that evening, Tyler is approached by a woman offering stability, a sizeable income and a sense of family she so desperately craves.

“We love unconditionally. And we will love you.”
“I didn’t know what that felt like.”

Upon meeting and dating Jae, Tyler begins to feel the weight of her decision as she becomes entangled in the rules of her new job. While Jae has been understanding of her schedule, Tyler must make a decision that will affect their future. Knowing what the consequences will be, Tyler chooses to protect those she loves.

“I wanted to always remember his arms. His breathing. The way he felt against me.”

Beard is a prison guard at an underground prison. As a young man, Beard’s family circumstances changed causing his closest friend’s father to provide a home for him. During that time, Beard learned how violence could be channeled toward those who seemingly deserve it. Not expecting to such feel pain again in his life, Beard experiences a significant loss that propels him into a world of darkness. While the prison helps to calm the screams from within, Beard’s additional outlet is hard sex.

“Prison guard, captor, torturer – I had many titles. They all meant the same thing; I lived in the dark.”

Told in multiple first-person POV, the characters really come to life and the tone of each character’s essence is perfectly conveyed. With Beard he is raw, broody and cold but it’s partly due to how he’s chosen to insulate himself. For Tyler, she is naïve at times, but she is driven and willing to take a risk to protect others, though her methods may not be ideal. What transpires between all these characters is a balancing act and their lives intersect in such unexpected ways. And, the sex offers plenty of dominating and dirty goodness.

“I wanted that pussy on my tongue. I wanted that taste coating me. I wanted my noise buried there, so all I could smell was her.”


As each piece appears to click into place, further complex questions arise leading to more significant consequences. With escalating tension and suspense embedded into this plot, the pacing incrementally rises until the timeline is at critical point. To say the plot is twisty would be an understatement.

Animal is a story that pulls you in from the first page with damaged characters trying to survive in their own ways. It is dark, mysterious and addictive, as Marni Mann successfully creates a world where morality is flexible and shadows lurk in one’s souls. I highly recommend!!






Liz’s Review~Block & Tackle by Elise Faber, Kristin Vayden, and Stephanie Fournet


Block and Tackle is a collection of three forbidden romance novellas where the athletic heroes of Prestige Media Groups stake their claim!


Offsides~by Elise Faber is the beautifully crafted romance of an Ex-Hockey Player named Devon and his off-limits temp named Becca. Devon is the CEO for Prestige Media Groups and has fallen for his talented temporary Personal Assistant Becca. Becca and Devon couldn’t be more opposite, and when Becca falls into some serious trouble, Devon has to work hard to prove his worth to her. Becca and Devon share a beautiful connection, and although this is a quick read, I found the blend of passion, tenderness, and natural flowing dialogue to make this boss/employee romance quite entertaining. This is my first Elise Faber read, and I will certainly be checking out more of her work soon!



Off Guard~by Stephanie Fournet features the spunky and hard working Charlie who has found her calling working PR for Prestige. While out on a run, she meets the undeniable handsome, athletic god Hutch. They share an instant connection, and before the spark has a chance to ignite, it is discovered that he is an athlete represented by her firm. Therefore, he is OFF LIMITS! Hutch is determined to win Charlie over and will do whatever it takes to make her his. Stephanie Fournet is a truly gifted author, and this slice of heaven was chocked full of passion, tenderness, and paired with the complexity of the plot, I simply could not put it down. I wanted to the story to go on and on forever. The character relationships were well developed, and the richness of the descriptive writing held me captive from one moment to the next.



Off Limits~by Kristin Vayden is the story of Prestige Talent Agent Marcus and his best friend/client’s sister Ava. Marcus has always wanted Ava by his side, but with a shared tainted past and the need to keep things professional, he has tried to keep his “hands off”. When Marcus and Ava are together the witty banter is off the charts as these two frenemies overcome their past and make way for a beautiful future together. With friendship and broken hearts on the line, Marcus and Ava are in danger of loosing it all. The quickest read of the three, Off Limits was by far the most tender of the set due to the slow burn element. This was my first taste of Kristin Vayden’s writing, and I certainly look forward to reading more!

Overall, Block and Tackle is a great collection of forbidden romance novellas that will warm your heart! Each story is unique and full of entertainment! I loved the sports element and the characters (especially Hutch) are unforgettable!

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



New Release ~ Bound by DH Sidebottom




Title: Bound

Series: Caged #2.5

Author: D H Sidebottom

Release Date: March 17th, 2017







Two years later.

Anderson Cain’s life has changed so much. But then not so much.

The hunger for violence and bloodshed is still raw, still as consuming as ever. The need to know where he came from, and how he got there, is still as pungent as ever. The need for pain and degradation he craves is now becoming unbearable, and the crushing constraint he fights with, not to mix brutality with sex, is growing fiercer with every breath.

Yet, there is one thing that fills his lungs with pure air, one thing that gives his life purpose and hope, and only one thing that calms the turbulent storm of rage inside him.

Sam. The epitome of his mother.

The replica of the gentle soul Anderson will never forget. Never stop loving. Never stop longing for.

Unwilling to allow anyone to destroy the only thing he lives for, Anderson’s life is thrown into hell when Sam suddenly takes ill. The very thing that owns Anderson’s cold and damaged heart is threatened, and when it seems like history has a nasty way of repeating itself, once again, an unexpected soul steps up and takes hold of his hand.

The calm and serenity only one woman could give him was snatched away two years ago, and he thought he would never feel that quietness in the core of him once again.

Except, sometimes, someone, somewhere, offers us retribution for our sins. A hand reaches out to hold ours. And a gentle heart can, and does, settle the fury inside us.

Amidst suffering.

Comes mercy.

And punishment.

This book contains scenes of violence and sex. 18+ years.


★★★Catch up with the series★★★