Born Of Sin (Book 2) By Deanna Richmond (Review)

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Born Of Sin (Book 2)

By Deanna Richmond

Genre: Gothic; Paranormal Romance

Love is a curse.

Victor Logan Marchette has roamed the Earth for over 600 years as a vampire. Faithful to Cabalistis, the vampires’ governing body, Victor’s lifelong allegiance has put him beyond reproach.

Until the day that he meets Octavia Vail.

No mere woman, Octavia was born from a centuries-old curse – one so dangerous that even the powerful Vampire clan dreads its dark birth. When Victor and Octavia’s passion ignites, the curse only grows stronger and beyond Octavia’s control. And when Ciprian, the oldest vampire on Earth, discovers Octavia’s secret, he’ll stop at nothing to destroy her… and Victor.

Branded a traitor, Victor must escape America with Octavia so he can save her. But it comes with a price. Because keeping Octavia safe means reviving Victor’s dark past – the one that gave him the long-forgotten title of Barbarian.

Born of Sin is a thrilling Gothic Romance that redefines love. Because when Victor and Octavia forge their unlikely relationship, the greatest heights of love can easily fall… into the darkest depths of madness.


About the Author

pix of me 1.jpgDeanna was born in Long Island, New York where she lived most of her life but now resides in Colorado. As a young child, she spent many Saturdays in the library nurturing her love for books.

She attended New York Institute of Technology where she received a Bachelors in Nursing of Science. Deanna also has an Associates in Math & Science and is certified in Forensic Nursing. After many years of working in hospitals and doing travel nursing, she took time off from work to pursue a career in writing.

Deanna has written several works in either the Gothic Romance or paranormal fantasy genres. She has earned Readers’ Favorite 5-star review seal and is a two-time Award of Excellence winner for her young adult series entitled the Connor Chronicles under the pen name, Dormaine G.

Author website: https://deannarichmond.com/

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Review of ‘Born Of Sin’

Wow. This was QUITE the ride! You definitely need to read the first book in the series before starting on book two, as this is not a stand alone romance. The excitement between Victor and Octavia piles and piles up into a tangled web of intrigue. I was drawn immediately by the first chapter. What made this book run smoothly was Richmond’s character detail and depth. She did not disappoint in creating a wild world of vampires and the paranormal. I highly recommend getting your hands on a copy of the first book, in order to truly appreciate the romance and adventure of the second!

Moonlight Scandals by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Review)

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Moonlight Scandals

by Jennifer L. Armentrout

It takes a fearless woman to love the most scandalous man alive in New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s breathtaking novel

Even a ghost hunter like Rosie Herpin couldn’t have foreseen the fateful meeting between two mourners that has brought her so intimately close to the notorious and seductive Devlin de Vincent. Everyone in New Orleans knows he’s heir to a dark family curse that both frightens and enthralls. To the locals, Devlin is the devil. To Rosie, he’s a man who’s stoking her wildest fantasies. When a brutal attack on her friend is linked to the de Vincents, he becomes a mystery she may be risking her life to solve.

Devlin knows what he wants from this sexy and adventurous woman. But what does Rosie want from him? It’s a question that becomes more pressing—and more dangerous—when he suspects her of prying into the shadows of his past.

Now, the legends surrounding the de Vincents may not be myths at all. But if she’s to discover the truth, she must follow them straight into the arms of the man she can’t resist—the handsome devil himself

 

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About the author…

JLA- Credit Franggy Yanez Photography.jpg# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Charles Town, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications.  Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Tor, HarperCollins Avon and William Morrow, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her Wicked Series has been optioned by PassionFlix. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. Her adult romantic suspense novel TILL DEATH was a Amazon Editor’s Pick and iBook Book of the Month. Her young adult contemporary THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is a 2017 RITA Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

She is the owner of ApollyCon and The Origin Event, the successful annual events that features over hundred bestselling authors in Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult Fiction, panels, parties, and more. She is also the creator and sole financier of the annual Write Your Way To RT Book Convention, a contest that gives aspiring authors a chance to win a fully paid trip to RT Book Reviews.

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Review for Moonlight Scandals

Armentrout continued to deliver such a rich and diverse world of characters in her books, and Moonlight Scandals is no exception. The style of magic and mystery gives this book such a page turning experience that I was captivated from the first chapter. I look forward to her next book!

Fading To Black by V.H. Luis (Review)

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V.H. Luis
(Uninhibited #2)
Publication date: November 20th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

We’re flawed. Both full of scars and tormented by the shadows of our past. But in each other’s arms we find solace, we find perfection.

Adam Black. Gorgeous, demanding, a sinful dream that once was my reality.

I was his… until I walked away.

For months I’ve managed to curb my Adam addiction. I’ve focused my energy on my painting career. I’ve found success. Still there is a dangerous urge within me I can’t resist, one that tempts me to be reckless. My life isn’t complete.

Something is missing… he’s missing.

I left him, but fate again has made us collide. And this time I won’t turn away—I won’t be the only one revealing the scars of my past.

I was his… am his… and this time he’ll be completely mine.

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Author Bio:

V.H. Luis is the author of the Black Series, an erotic romance trilogy that follows the love affair of Evelyn Snowe and Adam Black. Her debut book WAKING to Black, was released May 2, 2018, and the subsequent sequels FADING to Black, and SURRENDERING to Black, will follow shortly thereafter.

I’m a born and bred Miami Girl–and proud of it! I would wear shorts and flip-flops everyday of the week if I could. Growing up in Miami, surrounded by my parent’s heritage has made me proud of my Cuban ancestry. Cafecito and a guava pastry for breakfast? Yes, please! Salsa music while I tidy the house? Of course.

If I’m not busy scribbling notes about a story, I’m painting, listening to music, or spending time with the love of my life–my son. If I decide to travel, I bring the whole family (in-laws included), or at least I try to, because life is too short not to spend it with family; one of the many lessons my father taught me.

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Review of Fading To Black

This book takes you for quite a ride. Evie is always racing into irrational behaviors and Adam seems to bring her back to reality. That push and pull in a storyline always tends to help me fall into the world the author creates. Fading To Black weaves a tale that continues on from one book to the next, bringing about two very raw and very fascinating characters that practically need one another to breathe. I enjoyed the sex scenes a lot as well. The way these two were drawn to each other made it real. I definitely will be checking out the next book in the series!


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Hard Trigger by S.L. Hannah (Review)

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Hard Trigger

by S.L. Hannah

“Your mother’s opiates are coming from Jose Herrera’s distribution network.” My pulse races as my stepfather speaks these words. Because taking on the Herreras also means taking on Diego.
Reckless, and hardened by a volatile past, Victoria does not see a future with Diego Herrera as a realistic option. As their childhood friendship ignites, they find themselves on opposite sides of a bloody feud between the two most powerful families in Mexico City. And she’s a Moreno now—brought up to be the secret weapon nobody suspected.But Victoria can’t deny the attraction. Diego’s commanding muscles, the coarse, dark hair of his solid chest, that rugged scar above his sensuous lips…

Loyalty is in the eye of the beholder.


About the author…

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S.L. Hannah was born in Poland, grew up in Canada, and moved to Southern California to pursue her love of single-engine airplanes. Her latest, Hard Trigger, is an enemies-to-lovers story about a woman that must spill the blood of her lover’s family to stop the flow of opiates that are killing her mother. S.L. Hannah lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and garden of succulents. When she’s not writing fiction, she continues to solve the aviation problems of the world.

Review for Hard Trigger

I had received this book early on as a first draft and finally to a final draft. I must say, the two were incredible reads and complete page turners in their own rights! S.L. Hannah delivers a hardened but willful heroine. She is an individual powerhouse that is to not be messed with. I loved the way she brought her to life and weaved a tale of intrigue and suspense. Her hero, Diego, is the only even match she’s faced. I loved the push and pull these two shared between one another, in and out of the bedroom–or other various places around the house. They were a duo that brought the story to a climatic point and left the reader panting for more.

Passion and Deceit: Innocent by Sea Hardt

 

Passion and Deceit: Innocent
Sea Hardt

Genre: Romantic Erotica

Date of Publication: October 20, 2018

ASIN: B07JKY44DY

Number of pages: 58

Word Count: 19951

Cover Artist: Mario Madureira

Tagline: Pushing the boundaries of erotica

Book Description: During Pamela’s journey of passionate self-discovery she meets two gorgeous men, Paulo and Guy. In the midst of sensual adventures she is torn between her two lovers, but before she has the chance to make a choice they both slip away. Eventually their paths cross again but now Pamela’s passion has turned to bitterness and she’s hell-bent on revenge.

Will she fulfill her vendetta or choose passion and love?

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Teaser Excerpt:

“His kiss was hard and long as he took my head in both his powerful hands and devoured my mouth. His lips felt soft and I felt like I was eating a succulent strawberry as I returned his kiss. It was an out of this world long kiss and it was all about that moment in time. All my values and lifelong objectives were left on the wayside. Any will to resist was long gone as I gave myself up to these two hungry wolves. I forgot about all my good girl values and was instead overpowered by something higher and bigger than that. I gave into absolute carnal desire as my body started to pulse and convulse as they took full control.”


About the Author:

Sea Hardt lives in a cottage on the stunning island of Cyprus surrounded by the Mediterranean waters. The gods have been kind to Sea and have graced her with a happy marriage complete with two boys. She has a plethora of interests including foraging second-hand bookshops for poetry and any other books she can curl up on the couch with a glass of chardonnay. With the support of her husband, she finds great fulfillment in writing steamy romance novels.


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Let Me Love You by Jessica Jayne (Review)

Let Me Love You
Jessica Jayne
Publication date: December 18th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Twenty-three year old Ren Haynes returns home after graduating college with two goals–start his engineering career and claim the heart of his parents’ thirty-one year old divorced neighbor, Stacey Williams.

Stacey is nursing her broken heart and shattered ego. Not only did her ex-husband have an affair, he got the woman pregnant. Picking up the pieces of her life isn’t easy, so when Ren taps into her need to feel desired again, she finds herself in a position she never imagined.

Can Ren help to rebuild her confidence and convince her that age is just a number?

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Author Bio:

Jessica is a born and raised small town Ohio girl, who moved to the Sunshine State after graduating from college. She graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in English. What college major could possibly be better than one that makes you read novels and write about them! Now she is thrilled to be able to share all the hot stories floating around in her head!

Jessica loves to travel and travel often! She shares her love of travel with her husband and children. She’s a huge sports fan, especially football. She the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Ohio State Buckeyes! She’s a wine-making (and wine-tasting) aficionado. She loves all music. And nothing is better than sunset at the beach!

In the journey of life, she also married a wonderful man and had three beautiful (and sometimes crazy) children. Life is always an adventure!

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Review for Let Me Love You

This was my first “older” heroine and “younger” hero romance and BOY OH BOY does it set the bar high for my next one! Jessica Jayne gives you a glimpse into a relationship that exceeds my expectations for what love can look like, no matter your age. Ren and Stacey were wonderful, and their backstories were realistic and thought out, all through the end. Jessica Jayne’s narrative was a delight to read and I look forward to her next adventure through romance!

 

Signs Of Innocence by Rumer Raines (Review)

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by Rumer Raines
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Age category: Adult
Release Date: 17 April 2018

Blurb:
A mob hitman. An innocent bystander. An unexpected twist.

Him ~
Thomas Esposito knows how to get the job done. One word from the mob boss and the deed is done, except this time, he has a witness. Now he has to get rid of her, but that’s easier said than done, after he lays eyes on her and finds himself wanting to do the exact opposite.

Her ~
Hannah Cole loves her life. It might not be perfect, but it’s surely worth the effort. But when she unwittingly witnesses a murder, her not-so-perfect life is the one thing she wants to hold onto more than anything. That, and the sexy hitman she can’t get out of her head.

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About the Author:
Rumer Raines is a dreamer, coconut lover and Author.

She spends her days in the office and her nights creating the sexiest Alpha men a girl could imagine.

She writes about the alpha male… who happen to be in the Mafia…. The Alpha men she writes about won’t take anyone’s shit and know exactly how to treat their women. Her books will take you to the down and dirty side and will make you want to stay there.

When you are tired of soft and sensual you just may be in need of Rough and Rugged…

You can find and contact Rumer here:
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Set The City On Fire by Sophia Peony (Review)

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Leo heard the frantic whisper over and over in his head. She begged him to stay alive, and he couldn’t very well disappoint her by dying.

Leonardo Costa
Someone tried to kill Leo, heir to the Costa family. Call it luck, call it a miracle, or simply say it wasn’t his time, but Leo survived thanks to Freya. Those who tried to kill him were dealt with, swiftly and painfully, but there was someone else controlling the rats, someone close to the family.
Leo had an enemy to eliminate, but when fate throws Freya back in his path, he knew he wasn’t letting go. She saved his life, and it was his duty to protect her.

Freya Santos
Her only alibi was Leo. She couldn’t remember what happened, but she knew there was no way she would have anything to do with the missing man. Right?
She had no choice but to depend on Leo and play the role of a happy fiancé, even if it’s temporary-very temporary. But when bullets start flying, Freya knew there was more to Leo and his family than meets the eye. Would she survive their fake engagement?


About the author…

17314858 In 6th grade I wanted to be a singer. In high school I wanted to be a lawyer, an astronaut and then a house wife when I thought I was going to marry my high school sweetheart. Then I wanted to be a pilot but found out I was too short to fly. So I decided to become a photographer. When that didn’t work out, I decided to be a writer.

 

 

 


 Review for Set the City on Fire…

Once again Sophia Peony captivates me with her wonderful creations! Her new story ‘Set the City on Fire’ is a story so hot that I had to take a moment (or three) to compose myself. Her characters, Leo and Freya have chemistry that goes beyond the norm. He’s a mobster, domineering and controlling. She is spends most of her time either working or staying at home, completely innocent to the darker world around her. But saving Leo from impending death, is her door into this new world. I liked the slow burn of the story, the character shaping, and (of course) the happy ending. Another great read from Sophia Peony, for the win!

Love In The Spotlight by Sophia Peony (Review)

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Hollywood’s biggest star, and a product of Hollywood legends. 

Connor needed the right actress for his new movie. He didn’t want the hottest or most popular actress, he wanted the perfect one and Judith was the perfect woman for the role. This movie was his baby and Judith was his star. He just needs to remember to keep his hands off of her. He didn’t want another relationship in the spotlight.

Judith Roux

The product of two people who needed to divorce. 

Judith was ready to throw her towel in for her Hollywood dreams but not without a last hurrah. She took a chance and it paid off. She, Judith Roux, a relatively unknown actress, daughter of a porn film maker, and stepping stool for A-list celebrities was going to star in a movie with The Connor Knightly. She wasn’t just going to star in the movie with him; she was going to be the star.


 

About the author…

17314858.jpg In 6th grade I wanted to be a singer. In high school I wanted to be a lawyer, an astronaut and then a house wife when I thought I was going to marry my high school sweetheart. Then I wanted to be a pilot but found out I was too short to fly. So I decided to become a photographer. When that didn’t work out, I decided to be a writer.

 

 

 


 

Review for ‘Love In The Spotlight’

This novella was such a gem to read! Living in Los Angeles, I love when stories come into my neighborhood and I can fall in love with the city all over again. The Hollywood fame and fortune isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, but Peony tends to her characters with such care and detail that she makes the stars look attainable. Her heroine, Judith, is strong-will and goes after exactly what she wants. The yin to her yang is Connor Knightly, the most handsome man in Hollywood. I loved their chemistry and the determination they both share to find their HEA. It was a wonderful, quick read. I look forward to hearing more about Sophia Peony in the future!

Blame It On Fate (Anthology) (Review for Undeniable Fate by Mia London)

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Blame It On Fate

Lexi Post, C.A. Sazrek, Mia London, Heather Miles, Jilian Stone, J.M. Walker

 

How great is the price of Fate?

Six stories about love, passion, and the role Fate plays in the lives of lovers. Six couples must decide whether to accept Fate or fight against it.
Have your soul touched and your heart set afire. You won’t be able to put this anthology down.

Highland Oath (Highland Treasure Book 1) by C.A. Szarek: Saving a life in the 17th century is hard enough for a time-traveling doctor, until Fate hands her heart to a Highlander.

Claiming Emerson by Heather Miles: My double life was a shell game I’d mastered long ago, a chosen fate. The art of illusion wasn’t just something I’d become proficient at, I lived it.

On A Whim by JM Walker: B. Vesper is hiding. As a bestselling BDSM indie author, he knows all too well the dangers of letting people get close. But when his new cover designer Kiki Smith starts breaking down his walls and letting him in her life, will his secret rebuild those barriers?

A Twist On Fate by Jillian Stone: “They say that you don’t meet people by accident, that you cross paths with strangers for a reason. But then memes about fate are for morons, right? Thing is—after what just happened—I’m not so sure anymore.” —Skylar Fenstermaker

Temptations of Christmas Future (A Christmas Carol Book 3) by Lexi Post: When Joy, the Spirit of Christmas Future, is paired with a problem Spirit Guide, her positive outlook is tested beyond its limits. Will she persevere, or will the Guide, a young widow and her own outlook be the casualties of her weakness?

Undeniable Fate (Undeniable Series Book 1) by Mia London: Shocking is putting it mildly. When the stranger she’d met only twelve hours earlier suddenly walks into her hotel room, Lily can think of only one thing.

Review of Undeniable Fate by Mia London:

Mia London’s charming story captivated me quickly, all until the end. Lily and Brandon are a fun, flirty, and enjoyable couple to read. Their story is full of charming humor and sensuality, mixed in with some highly captivating sex. I enjoyed reading this novella and I look forward to London’s next endeavors!