Monday, 4 May 2015


Title: Retribution
Author: Mandy Lou Dowson
Genre: Dark Romance
 Release Date: May 4, 2015


Three people irrevocably linked. 
A remorseless killer. 
A shady businessman. 
A woman caught in the cross-fire.

Braxton Alexander is a beast without remorse; a vessel filled with hate. Imprisoned for the murder of the one girl who loved him, now he is free, and hell bent on taking all of his pent up rage out on one person in particular.

Brycen Cole knows he must stop Braxton from taking everything he has and turning it to ash.

Gemma Woods has loved Brycen for years, but ever so slowly the happiness she once felt in the arms of her lover has turned to fear and resentment.

Braxton has one goal, one thought, and one mission – destroy Brycen Cole, by any means necessary. 
He will not stop. 
He will not fail. 
Like a juggernaut, he will keep coming, destroying everything in his wake.

Brycen runs a successful corporation and provides a lot of pay-checks; he also has a shady past and a dark talent for hiding things.

Gemma spots the wolf in sheep’s clothing but cannot stop gravitating towards him again and again.

What happens when the lines between good and evil become blurred? 
What happens when the one you love is the one you should fear?
What happens when the one you fear becomes the only one you can trust?

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Author Bio

Mandy Lou Dowson was born and raised in a small town in Ireland, in 1983, and at this stage in life, she's pretty sure the town won't let her leave. Family is a huge deal to Mandy. She has three wonderful children (most of the time), and two Siberian Huskies who are each as naughty as the other – in fact, she's sure they egg each other on in silly cartoon voices when nobody is looking.


“Climb out the window and get covered in mud.”

“No, I did it last time. You do it!”

“R'uh, r'oh, here SHE is. Shhh.”


When she's not writing, reading, or plotting her next book -- or, you know, world domination – , she likes to relax with a few glasses of wine and some karaoke. You can usually find her procrastinating on social media of some sort, chatting to fans and talking nonsense.
Mandy started reading at quite a young age and her appetite for the written word has only increased with time. It would not be at all surprising to find her reading anything and everything from shampoo bottles to Edgar Allan Poe.
She is the author of three different genres of romance books. The Moon Bound series, which is in the Paranormal Romance genre, and is gathering rave reviews, and the Taboo series, which is Contemporary with a hint of the forbidden, the first of which has gathered very mixed reviews across the board, from one extreme to the other.

She has also made a foray into Dark Romance recently, with her first title in the genre, Retribution, releasing in Summer 2015.

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Title: 'Til Death Boxed Set
Series: 'Til Death
Author: Bella Jewel
 Release Date: May 4, 2015


USA Today Bestselling series now together in one complete set.

You met them. 
You fell in love with them. 
You fought alongside them. 
You hated them. 
You cried for them.

Now their story is in one place, for a limited time only.

When billionaire playboy Marcus Tandem’s grandfather died, he left only one condition in his will – if Marcus wants to keep the business, he must be married. Determined not to lose everything he’s worked for, Marcus is left with only one option...find a wife.

Enter Katia, beautiful, sassy and totally naive.

She falls for the charming man, believing she has found the one. He sweeps her off her feet, letting her believe the lie. But the moment the ring is on her finger, a monster is born. Determined to stick by his side, Katia fights for the marriage she believes in. She’s in love with him.

Then she finds his Grandfather’s will. And hell is unleashed.

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Author Bio

Bella Jewel is a self published, USA Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013 she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.

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Title: The Billionaire Game
Series: The Billionaire Game #1
Author: Lila Monroe
 Release Date: May 4, 2015


Sexy playboy billionaire Asher Young goes through girlfriends like he goes through bottles of Mo√ęt. I would know — he brings them all to get fitted for my luxury lingerie designs. I guess that's one way to avoid awkward conversations when they find another girl’s panties in his Maserati.

Now he has a proposition for me: he’ll invest in my design business, and I’ll finally open the boutique of my dreams.

There’s just one problem: I can’t stop kissing him. And he looks REALLY good naked.

Make that two problems….

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“I can have my lawyers draw up the contract this afternoon: I’ll front the cash in exchange for minority percentage of ownership. Are you in?”

He looked especially kissable in that moment, all hopeful and earnest and excited, and a tiny bit vulnerable as he waited for my answer. It was hard to remember all the times he had made me so mad, hard to remember that there was anything about this man that anyone could find infuriating.

There was a little whisper of worry in the back of my mind that said I still didn’t know who the real Asher was: was it the sweet man who reassured me that he believed in me, and joked about his own failings? Or the condescending, flirty asshole who had three girlfriends but still couldn’t keep his sly winks and hands to himself?

I looked around the store and as the anticipation bubbled up inside me, I realized that it didn’t matter. This whole venture was a risk, especially with Asher, but there was no way I was going to say no. Not when this was what I had always wanted.

“Okay,” I said out loud. “You’ve got a deal.”

Now, all I had to do was make it through this business partnership without killing him, kissing him, or both.

Author Bio

Combining her love of writing, sex and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote The Billionaire Bargain. Lila enjoys writing, as it gives her a flexible schedule to spend time with her kids and a wonderful excuse to avoid them. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who strips out of his well-fitted suits nightly.

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Title: Insatiable: Part One
Series: Insatiable #1
Author: J.D. Hawkins
 Release Date: May 4, 2015


It’s not cocky when you've got the goods to back it up.

Lust-maker. Pleasure giver. Fantasy creator. I can blow your mind in five seconds flat — but trust me, you’ll want this to last all night.

There’s not a woman in the city who can resist me. Except one.

Now she’s got a proposition: Seven days. Every position. No strings attached.

She wants to know what she’s been missing.

Who am I to say no?

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She puts her hands on the back of my head and pulls me towards her, thrusting her tongue down my throat, tongue-fucking me as I bite and suck at her cherry-flavored mouth. I run my hands aggressively down her back, tracing the curve that leads to her ass, and grab it hungrily, pulling her leg up against my hip, and running my other hand down her thigh, then back up inside her skirt.

Ms. Long Legs can’t even catch her breath quick enough to moan properly. Shaking her ass on the dancefloor was foreplay enough, now she’s wet and ready. I press her up against the wall, and slip my hand under her thigh to find a sweet wetness below. She just shudders a little and pulls me closer aggressively.

I roll my fingers around her barely-there underwear, feeling the inviting softness of her pussy. She pulls her head back, looks up at the sky, and exhales deeply, her chest sinking beautifully.

I get a good grip on her panties and tear them off her in a single, powerful stroke. It turns her on even more.

Author Bio

I'm a new erotic author from LA. I grew up in Southern California and now live with my wife in Venice. I've also lived in NYC, India and Thailand. I love to travel and have been to Central America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. I have a boring corporate day job where I cover people's asses for a living and am hoping to leave this world soon and make a living doing the thing I love - writing. I enjoy surfing and I'm also a martial artist, my other main passion, which I have practiced since the age of 5.

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About the Book

24645187Title: Dangerous Vows
Author: Ava Parker
Genre: Romantic Suspense
When her cover is blown and her partner nearly killed, Miami vice squad officer Lucy Walker quits the force, packs her bags and drives to her childhood home in Graceful Bay, South Carolina. Seeking peace and quiet in the big beach house she inherited years earlier, Lucy is greeted by her best friend, Caroline Lamont, who is having some troubles of her own.
After the savagely beaten body of a young man is discovered not far from Lucy’s home, Caroline finally starts sharing her suspicions about her husband, Daniel.  As Caroline continues to uncover her husband’s duplicity, Lucy begins to wonder whether she has escaped the Miami drug cartels after all.  With the help of the county sheriff and Gabriel Black, the handsome new man in town, Lucy must save her best friend from a group of professional gangsters and a vengeful husband.

Author Bio

IMG_0270Ava Parker fell in love with the mid-Atlantic Coast during an off-season vacation to the barrier islands. While spending her days walking in the surf and sand and under the Spanish moss, she conceived her first page-turning thriller, Dangerous Vows. A devotee of love stories, murder mysteries and popcorn for dinner, she has lived and traveled all over the world, always with a book in hand.
Ava grew up in the Midwest, moving to the East Coast and then to Europe for many years before returning to the States. She cooks but doesn’t clean, drinks a lot of peppermint tea and tries on a lot of shoes. In addition to seeing the world, falling in and out of love and spoiling her cats, she is busy writing her second romantic thriller, due out in September of 2015.


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Book Excerpts
Excerpt One 

Tuesday morning Sheriff Tom Grier stood on the South Carolina shore, adjusting his hat against the sudden rain, and thinking to himself that now there were two things to make this day extraordinary: a morning sun shower, and a dead body.
“Damn,” he said aloud to no one in particular, though both of his deputies startled at the sudden noise. “Get a tarp!” he yelled and the younger of the two ran off to his cruiser to find something to prevent the rain from washing away any evidence.
While the two deputies fashioned a tent over the body, Sheriff Grier called the county coroner’s office and explained that they had a dead man on the beach just outside of Graceful Bay and it looked like foul play. When the man on the other end of the line admonished him not to touch anything, he growled and hung up.
The call had come from a manager at one of the resort hotels along the water. Evidently, a staff member had been sent down to pick up garbage along the beach and had seen the man lying there. At first he’d thought the man was sleeping or passed out. That happened occasionally, partiers crashing on the beach, but when he called out to him and finally walked up and gave him a little shake, he realized that the man’s body was stiff and icy. He ran, hollering like a banshee, according to the manager, back up to the hotel where it had taken the desk manager another few minutes to figure out what he was hollering about.

That same Tuesday morning, a mile down the beach Lucy Walker woke feeling refreshed and motivated. She’d been back home in Graceful Bay for only two days, and yet the peace and quiet of her childhood home was already soothing her nerves and relieving her stress. She felt beautiful and fresh this morning, and she thought again how gray and tired her stay in Miami’s Metropolitan Hospital had made her. Even after she had recovered from her injuries, she spent weeks going from the stale air of the three-star hotel to the rarified air of the hospital to do physical therapy.
Even though different make-up and a return to her natural hair color had changed her appearance significantly from the glossy, highlighted, South Beach bimbo look she had when she was an undercover agent, it was important to remain anonymous in the weeks after her cover was blown. Miami Dade brass just stashed her in a one-room suite with a kitchenette near the hospital.
Even before her hospitalization, the overpopulated beaches and the smog of the city had never felt like the same Atlantic Ocean she’d known as a child. Miami was not a permanent home for her. It was during those endless weeks at Metropolitan Hospital that she had longed for the wet salty air of home and her decision to return to Graceful Bay had been solidified.

Second Excerpt 

Lucy Walker extended her hand and when he took it, she felt a surge of desire so strong it left her gaping for a second.
“Gabriel Black. It’s a pleasure.”
“And this is Baxter, aka Big Cat.” He gestured at the giant orange tabby who acknowledged him with a yawn and something between a meow and a growl. He then licked one paw, looked down the beach and started walking along the stone wall in their direction. About halfway, he stopped short and turned his nose up to catch a scent. “He’s really friendly inside the house, but out here there’s too much going on to pay attention to people who might pet him.”
“Just this morning I was thinking I should have a cat to keep me company,” Lucy replied with a long look at Baxter.
“I’m sure there’s better company out there for you than a cat.” Lucy turned back to him and the moment lingered as they looked at each other. “In the meantime, Baxter is home most evenings. Eating his kibbles, purring, snoring – hard to tell the difference sometimes – generally just being a cat. He probably wouldn’t mind some extra attention.”
“I’m sure he gets plenty from his owner.” Lucy shivered a little. Standing still the wind was chilly. “I should let you get back to your repairs. It was nice to meet you, Gabriel.”
“You too, Lucy Walker.”
As she walked away, Lucy thought how nice it would be to let Mr. Black warm her up with his big strong arms. She had just about swooned when they shook hands. A sudden urge to turn around gripped her but Lucy controlled herself. I can still at least pretend to play it cool. Besides, she thought, I’ll have to walk past his house again on my way home. Thick, dark mahogany hair, sparkling blue eyes, and a smile that hit her right in her center… Take a deep breath, girl!


Title: Broken Lens
Author: Shannon Dermott
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Hosted by: Lady Amber's Tours
Although this book is the second in the series, it’s been written to be read as a New Adult Stand Alone novel. You do not have to read book one, which is a young adult novel, to enjoy. No one said love is ever easy. And for Jess, he would ride his Harley to heaven and back for an eternity with her arms wrapped around him. That makes leaving her that late summer day to head to separate colleges the hardest thing he has to do. Still, he thinks that they could beat the odds and prove everyone wrong, until one drunken night and one sober confession. Through the jagged edges of a broken lens, he’s faced with the reality of his choices. And fixing the pieces of Jess’s broken heart may be impossible. Without her, he’s left with only a mother who hates him and marks him as a dead man walking. And that’s not the only truth that has the potential to destroy his life. The upcoming trial will reveal the defendant’s motivations for the crimes committed against the people he cares about. But that guy’s not the only one who’s guilty of something. With a cloud of mistrust hovering around him, can he keep Jess safe from his past? Can she or anyone forgive him for his secrets? Will he win back the one girl he’s ever loved or will he lose her forever?
*WARNING* This book is rated a New Adult book, which means it can contain foul language and sexual situations. Please be warned in advance.
Shannon’s first love is reading, diving into other realities to explore and brave new worlds. To share her writing is the best experience of all. She writes books about teen romance whether paranormal or contemporary. She also has a steamy adult series. When Shannon isn't writing she loves to shop and watch horror movies that make turning out the lights seem like a stupid idea. You can explore more about her at her website, on facebook, goodreads and twitter.
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After the second beer and a dose of pain meds, I finally passed out. I dreamed of better times. A carefree Jess when I’d realized I’d fallen completely for her. Then she’d looked at me like I was worth something more than the image of my face or the size of my bank account. The warmth of the sunlight, like Jess’s fingertips on my skin, jolted me awake. My hand went to the back of my neck where the sofa created kinks I couldn’t get out. I stood still unsteady and found Jess asleep on my bed. Thoughts of kissing my way up her from her leg to her beautiful mouth invaded my mind. I made a hasty retreat to my bathroom... I shucked my clothes, causing them to slap against the tile floor. I turned on the shower and stepped in, even though, the water was as cold as ice. Hopefully, it would alleviate my heated desire for the girl on my bed who had me hard as my thick skull. Soapy, head to toe, I fisted my need in my hand as I rested my head on the tiles. Water cascaded down my back and did nothing to cool my heated skin. I almost didn’t hear the door to the shower stall open. As the water began to warm at my back, a soft hand landed on my hip. I jumped and turned around. Jess stood with willing Puritan eyes. If only she knew of the monster that was so close to the surface, she would most likely run like hell. “Jessica, you need to leave now.” Her hand reached up and touched my shoulder. “I don’t want to leave.” “You have no idea what you’re asking for. Please leave, or I swear I’m going to have you like I’ve wanted since the first day I saw you.” I gave her my back and rinsed the soap out of my hair. Her finger grazed around from my hip down the definition of muscle that led to my pulsing need.
Roughly, I said once more. “Jessica, please go.”