Blog Tour: Matteo By Rachel Orman

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Being born into slavery, I never thought my owner, my very mother, would sell me. And she didn’t.

Until Matteo.

I was tormented, struggling to come to terms with my new life then he narrowed it down to two things.

Pleasure. Pain.

The man confused me at every turn with his unexpected and unattainable desires.

If only he’d speak to me.

If only he’d tell me how to avoid upsetting him.

If only I could please him.

**Disclaimer: This is a DARK erotic Italian Mafia story. There are twisted behaviors in this book not everyone will be able to handle. Explicit, violent, and sexual scenes are involved. Not for the wary of heart.**

I know that the author placed a warning at the end of the synopsis, but I feel that it is necessary to put my own.  Please, please if this type of book is not for you, stop reading now.  I am serious!  This book is dark; it is not for anyone who has rape triggers or abuse triggers.  This is not a slightly dark book with a side of hearts and flowers.  THIS IS A DARK BOOK!  Has my point been made yet?  I hope so because I am moving on to my review.
I am a fan of darker books, but this one was even hard for me to read.  I had tears in my eyes on more than one occasion.  But at the same time even though some of these scenes are rape and extremely abusive they would turn erotic and hot.  Am I twisted in my head?  Possibly.  Let me make this a little clearer, Gia aka bella was sold as a sex slave, so while that does not make the situation any more right, it puts you in the frame of mind that she has.  She also enjoys it when Matteo is rough with her.  She was born into this life, she wants to be the perfect slave for Matteo, but he always finds faults in her.
Matteo, oh man I have a love/hate relationship with him.  I think he loved Gia from the moment he laid eyes on her but at the same time he was abusive and mean.  You can see why I think he did love her from the start, there are scenes when you can feel the love but then something happens and you see his nasty side.  There is one scene that made me lose all love I had from him, and I honestly never thought I would even begin to like him again.  Once we get further into the book you kind of get to see why he is the way he is.  I wish we had more of his POV, the prologue and epilogue is in Matteo’s the rest is in Gia’s.

I am still thinking about this book, days later.  I think this is going to be one of those books that stay with me for a very long time.  The subject matter was hard to get through at times and it made me feel so many emotions.  I believe that this is going to be a series, and if it is I want to read more.  Like I said it is dark, but it sucks you into the world.  I can’t say that the ending is the happiest ever after I have read, it for this story I think it fit because if it had turned saccharine sweet it would have ruined it for me.  

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A shiver ran through me. I was chained up in his basement. I’d never been restrained in such a way before. Madam never resorted to such means since she knew I never would’ve run. I had no desire to live free of enslavement. It was all I knew and all I wanted. However, feeling the cool breeze in the room and the even colder restraints on my skin made me wonder if maybe I had thought wrong all along. “I can see from the look on your face that you’ve never been locked up before, and I see that’s where Madam went wrong with you. No, you didn’t want to escape, but you don’t know how to behave. No, you don’t truly know the extent to which a punishment can go. Don’t worry, that is going to change starting now. This will throw a wrench in my initial plans for you, but I refuse to let you go now. You are mine and will be forever, so get used to the idea.” Matteo leaned against the wall in front of me, sliding his hands into his pockets as if we were carrying on a completely normal conversation. He appeared entirely at ease while I struggled with all the new emotions flooding me. After a moment of staring at me, he pushed off the wall and stood close enough I could feel his body heat. He reached down to pull his erection from his dress slacks. Sliding his hand over it slowly, he dragged the tip over my mouth. “Suck it. Get me off and I’ll leave you alone for the remainder of the night. Fail to do so and I will start your punishment now,” he said as he shoved the hot, hard, musky flesh into my mouth. I wanted to cry out that I thought the lashings from the belt had been my punishment. Instead, I sucked him down my throat and bobbed my head along his length the way he’d shown me he liked it done. The longer I sucked, the more my lips became numb and the more I realized that I really had no idea what being a slave was like. Finally, he groaned and his release filled my mouth and throat before he pulled back. As he tucked himself into his pants again he yanked my hair so I was forced to look him in the eye. “Welcome to the Italian Mafia way of life, bella.”
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Mother by day. Writer by night. I spend a majority of my day with my children and reading while my nights are filled with the sound of the keyboard as I work on my next work.

I have written in nearly every LBGT category as well as the traditional erotic romance category.
I love to try new things and learn from every piece of work I write. I’ll write just about anything once to learn from it. I’ve even ventured out of my normal erotica genre into Monster Erotica. Doubt you’ll find me writing anything not erotic as you can barely get me to even read something out of that category, but then again, you never know what I might try next.

Never stop learning. Try everything at least once.

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Release Day Blitz: Bad Blood By Amity Cross

A killer without a master.
A monster without a leash.

Xavier “X” Blood is a contract killer. Cold, calculating, devoid of feeling.

He knows the best way to drive the life from another human beings eyes, but what he doesn’t bargain on is wanting to save a life he’s meant to take.

Mercy Reid was good at running from her demons. That was until she met X and her life was thrown into chaos.

Mercy finally has him on her side…and in her bed, but it’s at a cost far greater than she could’ve anticipated.

On the run, they must learn to trust one another beyond their burgeoning love if they want to get through the coming chaos. Revenge, truth, lies…heartache…insanity. All of it threatening to drive them apart.

Mercy will do whatever it takes to avenge the horror that Sykes put her through. Anything. Even if she has to drown the last of her soul in the bad blood that threatens to destroy the last thing she holds dearest in her heart.

X.

Just like in the previous book I am going to warn you.  If you do not like dark reads, skip this book.  If you do not like disturbing situations, then skip this book.  If you are looking for rainbows, unicorns and sunshine, then skip this book cause there isn’t one damn rainbow, unicorn or glimpse of sunshine in Bad Blood.  If you need sweet romance, keep on moving because Bad Blood is anything but.
We pick up where Royal Blood left off, with X and Mercy leaving to get away from the threat that her thirst for vengeance has brought and the threat of his MC for his betrayal.  X has broken through his training, and he is remembering and feeling things he never felt before, and these things are fucking with his sanity.  Mercy is a calming force for him but at the same time his thirst for blood, Mercy’s blood, is still strong.  Mercy knows that at any moment X could end her, but she hopes deep down that one of those feelings that he is beginning to feel is love for her.  While training for her to be able to take her vengeance on the bastard who killed her family, Mercy learns more about herself, X and to what lengths she can actually go to to complete her plan.

Was I as completely enthralled by Bad Blood as I had been with Royal Blood?  Yes I was but at the same time I wanted so much more.  Okay maybe I was out of blood when I was reading this, I may have been in a mood that needed the darker side of my love of reading to be fed.  And it was fed but I needed more!  There is a slight cliff hanger that leaves the possibility for more of X and Mercy in the future, and I hope we get more because I would read it for sure.  Like I said when I started this review this book does not have rainbows, unicorns and sunshine but it has something that makes you want X and Mercy to find their own version of a happily ever after, even if that version is surrounded by blood, death or vengeance.  This author has been one of my go to authors when I need something darker and will continue to be so.
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Amity Cross isn’t her real name. That’s no secret.

She is the author of wicked stories about rock stars looking for redemption, gritty romances featuring MMA fighters and dark tales of forbidden romance. She loves to write about screwed up relationships and kick ass female leads that don’t take s**t lying down.

Amity lives in a leafy country town in southern Australia and can be found chained to her desk, held at ransom by her characters.

Don’t send help. She likes it.




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Cover Reveal: Cupid By Jade Eby & Kenya Wright

The papers call him Cupid, the masked man who’s murdered five. His specialty is broken love, and he shows no signs of stopping what he does best: killing.

Diana Carson is determined to find out who Cupid really is, and millionaire Asher Campbell is giving her the financial backing for the investigation. 

Plus, he has his own reasons in controlling Cupid’s identity.

Together, they embark on a journey to find Cupid, but can they do it before they destroy each other? 

And is the hunt really worth the kill?

 Release Date: February 13, 2015
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Mommy to two dogs and two naughty kitties, she feels like she might be on her way to having a zoo. You can find her on almost every social networking site that aids in her procrastination.

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Release Day Blitz: Royal Blood By Amity Cross

A hit gone wrong, an impossible contract, revenge and the ultimate kicker… falling in love.

Mercy Reid is a runner.

She found the perfect place to hide, until it wasn’t.


Xavier “X” Blood always gets what he wants.


He had the perfect arrangement, until it wasn’t.

X is the mysterious tough guy from Royal Blood MC who gets shit done. Cross the Club and you get a visit from X. Only one person walks away at the end of it…and it isn’t you.

Mercy is hiding something. Something big. Looking to get lost, she runs from one hopeless situation right into the clutches of a monster.


When X and Mercy meet, something more electrifying than sparks fly. Something dangerous, passionate and forbidden.

When you deal in death, there’s only one way things can end…

Or is there?

– If you like sparkly unicorns and hearts, Royal Blood IS NOT for you.
– If you like dark twisty anti-heroes and heart stopping roller coasters, Royal Blood IS for you. 
– If you like teddy bears and kittens with whiskers, Royal Blood IS NOT for you. 
– If you like unapologetic alpha males that drip sex and talk dirty, Royal Blood IS for you.

You have been warned.


Please seriously take the author’s warning above seriously, if a dark twisted type of read isn’t for you, then you may want to skip Royal Blood because trust this reviewer you will not like the book then.
Now that my additional warning is out of the way let me tell you how much I loved this book, it’s dark, twisted and suspenseful  and I freaking loved every single second of it.  X is seriously screwed up, he doesn’t have emotions or feelings.  Nadda, zip, zero, absolutely nothing.  They made sure he was emotionless.  He stayed that way until Mercy crosses his path and doesn’t take any of X’s shit.  He is bossy, controlling, a total alpha, and he is an asshole.  Mercy sets something off in him, he doesn’t have time for any distractions, he has a job to do, one that has made his identity known and it is his out with Royal Blood.
Mercy is on the run and has secrets.  She has to watch her back at all times and her tough act is an act but it is who she has become.  At one time Mercy was in the light, now her life has become surrounded by darkness.  If anyone finds out the truth of her past, her life will be over.  Literally.  She knows that getting involved with X is a huge risk and a mistake but it’s one that she’s willing to take.
I could not stop reading this. If my husband hadn’t been home that day my kids would have starved, okay maybe not that dramatic but I just couldn’t stop.  It is dark, twisted, addicting and keeps you on the edge of your seat and when you get to the end you want to scream.  It has a cliff hanger, but I just wanted more of X without having to wait for the next book to release. I fucking loved this book.  If you love MC books that are dark and suspenseful you absolutely have to read Royal Blood, if you love a sexy alpha male who will make your panties wet, you have to read Royal Blood, and finally if you want to read a really kick ass book, well you guessed it, you have to read Royal Blood!



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Sliding out of the booth, I sauntered across the pub and ducked behind the counter. Nobody gave me a second glance. They didn’t know who I was, nobody did, but they knew I wasn’t anybody good. Peering through the window on the door, Mercy had her back turned, wiping at her damp T-shirt. I could step into her from behind and show her how hard I was…but that wasn’t the way this game was going to be played.
Pressing the door open with the flat of my palm, she looked up at me with blue eyes that gave away two things. Her hair wasn’t naturally black and by the way her pupils dilated, she was amped up. I was interested in only one of these observations and by the way my cock began to stir, there was no guessing which one was the money shot.
Mercy glared up at me, trying to cover her surprise at my appearance.
“What the fuck do you want?” she spat, dabbing at her tiny T-shirt with a rag. “You’re not allowed back here. Employees only.”
I stepped closer, not put off by her tone at all. I’d had worse.
“I don’t give a shit,” I said.
She eyed me, her gaze raking from head to cock and back up again.
I quirked an eyebrow, my lip curling in amusement.
“If you want something, just fucking say it,” she said with an exasperated sigh. “I don’t even know who the fuck you are.”
“X.”
“X, what?” she said, putting her hands on her hips. Bitch didn’t miss a trick.
“It’s my name.”
“X as in the letter x?” She rolled her eyes.
“Got a problem?” I asked, inching closer.
“Yeah.” She nodded at me. “You’re in a staff only area. You might be all buddy buddy with Weiss, but I don’t know you from shit.”
“The mouth on you,” I breathed, totally turned on. I knew she had bite in her, but fucking Jesus H Christ. The more she bit, the harder I got. My gaze rested on her tits. Yeah, I was a tits man through and through and hers…
“You think I’m going to let you fuck me?” she scoffed, her bluntness doing nothing but turning me on even more.
My gaze snapped back to hers. “Who said I was going to fuck you?”
She pressed her hips forward, her groin rubbing into mine. “Your cock.”
My hand shot up and grasped the hair at the nape of her neck. With a sharp tug, her head fell to the side, leaving her neck exposed. If I was an asshole, I’d just take her now, but I wasn’t…fuck that. I was an asshole. Asshole was too safe a word to describe the kind of man I was.
“No,” I said, running my gaze down her pale neck and over her tits. “No, I’m not going to fuck you, Mercy.” She gave me a look that screamed ‘offended’ and it only made me grin wider. “Not here. When I fuck you, I’m not going to share your screams with anyone.”
Her entire body shivered and I knew I had her. Next time, she would come to me.
Letting her go, I let her hair run between my fingers and it took her a beat too long to step back and separate our bodies.
Giving her one last appreciative look, I turned on my heel and exited the ‘employee only’ room. I could wait. My cock strained against my jeans in protest, but this was one desire I was playing out and savoring.
I strode across the bar and pushed out the door, rearranging myself.
I could wait.
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Amity Cross isn’t my real name. That’s no secret.

I didn’t want my Mum and my workplace to find out I wrote about doodles and tongue-in-cheek sexual innuendo.


I live in a leafy suburb of Melbourne writing about screwed up relationships and kick ass female leads that don’t take s**t lying down.


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Review: The King by Tiffany Reisz

FYI: This is the sixth book in Tiffany’s Original Sinners series and the second book in The White Years quartet. While I have blocked spoilers within this book in my review, spoilers exist for those who haven’t read up to this point in the series. With that being said…

Guys… It hurts my heart to say this, but this book was the absolute biggest let-down. To say that I was excited for Kingsley’s story would be the understatement of the year. Tiffany Reisz is one of my absolute favorite authors ever and none of her books have yet to disappoint… That is, until this one. Damn, it depresses me to even let those words leave my mouth. It’s only fair though that I give you all my honest feedback so alas, I must continue on…

  
Boring.


I think it’s safe to say that that’s as accurate as it gets when it comes to describing this story and how I felt about it. I was honest to God just bored to tears. I fell head-over-heels in love with The Saint, and to be fair I don’t think any book could have topped that one- It was perfection at it’s finest, ladies and gentleman. Perhaps that’s why I felt so devastated when this one turned out to be such a disappointment. However, I think a lot of that had to do with the lack of Eleanor’s presence in my opinion. Before going on, I need to give a little word of warning here: If you’re expecting Eleanor to play a major role in this book, then you’re going to be extremely disappointed- She may have made maybe one or two very short appearances and that was it. In all fairness though, my own personal expectations is what probably made this book such a let-down for me. Based on all other books involved in this series, I had just assumed that this story revolved around Søren, Kingsley and Eleanor’s relationship and how it all began. What I got instead was a story strictly based on Kinglsey’s obsession with opening up the ultimate BDSM club.


I mean, where the fuck was the romance? Sure, we got some detailed glimpses and scenes of Kingsley’s relationship with Søren… And we also got to see him have some interesting relationships/sex with many others as well; Some who even ended up holding a special place in his heart, but none that I gave a shit about if I’m being perfectly honest here. This book just wasn’t the same without the infamous Nora being present. I missed the trio together and without that, I just felt such a deep loss of connection with everything and everyone else involved.

Oh, and another word of warning: There’s quite a bit of M/M action going on throughout this book as well. Not that that kind of things turns me off or anything… It just isn’t my cup of tea, which in turn put a damper on my over-all feelings for the book. So was this book complete shit? Far from it. It would be impossible for any book revolving around these characters to be an absolute dud. I’ve grown to love everyone involved in this series throughout the years and each and every character has held a special place in my heart. It’s just… This story lacked romance and instead focused on history– Not my cup of tea either.

Over-all though, The King fills in a lot of blanks for fans of The Original Sinners series. We get further insight into Kinglsey and Søren’s relationship, especially their time spent together at St. Ignatius as well as receiving a very lengthy story behind how The 8th Circle came about… And by lengthy story, I basically mean the whole fucking book. As a die-hard fan of this entire series, it was a definite plus to get some major insight into the ever-present mysteriousness of “The King” and how he came about. Unfortunately though, I just expected something completely different from this story which only ended up backfiring on me instead.

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Review: Epilogue by CJ Roberts

Ahhh… Maaazing.
I can’t get over how good this book was- Not that I doubted it would be anything short of perfection. This series is an absolute favorite of mine and this installment just enhanced my feelings about that to epic proportions. I never give away anything in my reviews by adding spoilers and this book is no exception… I don’t want to ruin anything for you by going into detail about everything that happened.

Obviously, I have to start this review by gushing about Caleb…
“I’m writing this because you begged.
You know how I love the begging…” ~Caleb
 


I mean, can he literally be anymore perfect? My God. The entire series all started because he kidnapped someone on his own accord, but hell… If I knew he really existed in the real world, I’d pay him to kidnap my ass. His character was truly one of a kind and I was so beyond happy that this book was written strictly from his point of view. For starters, he was freaking hilarious. A sarcastic man is the key to my heart, so needless to say Caleb had mine from the first page. I found myself busting out laughing on more than one occasion because of the things that came out of his mouth or the thoughts that ran through his head. You could really see in this story that he was trying to change but struggled with the man he used to be. It was endearing to watch him try to be a better man for Livvie. He didn’t begrudge her of the life she had but it was obvious to him on a daily basis that her life was completely different from the only life that he’s ever known.

Being back with Livvie again reminded him of how sorry he truly was for everything that he did and he hated that he was unable to erase or take any of it back. He had messed up in a lot of ways that most people couldn’t possibly understand; She was the only thing that he cared about anymore and that shined throughout this book.

Livvie on the other hand was strong, smart and driven… But she was also very trusting where her heart was concerned. She certainly had her reservations about the future she had with Caleb- He had hurt her in the worst possible way by leaving and she lived in constant fear that he would do it again. She knew he was the one that she wanted to spend the rest of her life with… She just didn’t know if her heart would have been able to handle him leaving her again. I’ve always liked Livvie’s characters and she didn’t disappoint me in this book. She did tend to grate on my nerves more than a few times but I was able to look past that because she knew Caleb better than he knew himself and she loved him to the depth of her soul.

Watching the way Caleb and Livvie interacted with each other while trying to come to grips with having a normal relationship kept me on the edge of my seat literally the entire time I was reading. I never knew what one of them would do or say and watching them joke around had me cracking up laughing…

“You manage to say the most romantic things in the creepiest way possible. If I didn’t know you, I’d be scared of you.” ~Livvie

“What does a former kidnapper/murderer do in retirement?” ~Caleb

…But more than the goofiness between these two, there love for one another grew. Every day they became closer and even more intimate; They were learning more about one another and growing closer as each day that they tried to put their past behind them passed. This book truly was such a treat to read- Hearing things from Caleb’s perspective really helped to take this series to an entirely new level that I didn’t think was even possible. C.J. Roberts… You’re my hero. ♥ …To say that I was impressed with this book would be an understatement.
★ PS: This book absolutely can’t be read as a stand-alone. Be sure to get your hands on Captive in the Dark and Seduced in the Dark before jumping into this masterpiece.


Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Bind & Keep Me by Cari Silverwood

Release Date: August 30th 

How far would you go to protect your love and your life?

When two deaths turn his world upside down, Klaus must wrestle with a problem that goes soul deep. With Jodie it was capture fantasy but now he’s made the fantasy real, dragging her along as his accomplice. No one should feel so good about something so wrong.


Maybe his soul is darker than he feared. Maybe the rules shouldn’t apply to him.

Dark erotica Mff with BDSM themes, capture fantasy, and dubious consent.  Contains spanking, bondage, caning and piercing and one alpha possessive man about to toss aside his morals and take what he wants.

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“I’m not yours.” Her answer was quiet and tremulous.

Such bravery in the face of overwhelming superiority.

I stopped with my palm pressing her upper back down onto the mattress. Enough pressure that she could feel my strength, enough so that she tensed and then, as I didn’t relent, she gave in, her head lowering, her body quivering. Was she a true submissive? I was fairly certain she was.

“You’re pretty, beautiful even. Desirable. Fuckable. I scare you because I like pain more than you can comprehend. I’m not going to kill you. I’m not going to carve off your flesh and eat it. But, little toy, I am going to hurt you more than you think you can take.”

She froze in the middle of inhaling. I smiled and grasped a big handful of those dark locks just above her nape. I levered her head back until she was arched and her breasts were no longer concealed beneath her. So I took one in the grip of my other hand. “Mine,” I whispered. “You’re mine whether you fucking want to be or not.”
I squeezed both her breast and the fistful of hair, and I leaned down to look into her fear-darkened eyes.

“You need to learn not to be afraid of pain,” I murmured. “And you know why?”

She swallowed and I felt her endeavor to shake her head. Long strands of her hair fell across her face.

“If you lose that fear of pain, you will lose some of your fear of me. Not all, some. I’m not your nemesis, girl, I’m just going to be your master.”


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Cari Silverwood writes the way the world should be – dangerous and sexy with bullets piercing the darkness and lovers wrenched close by ropes. When you need escape, when you need that rough lover to bring you to your knees, here you will find stories to singe your fingers. The taste of adventure, the tang of BDSM, the burn of fantasy run wild. Brace yourselves, if you dare to read. 

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