Saturday, October 29, 2016

Cover Blast: An Ache In My Veins by J.A. Howell


Title- An Ache in my Veins
Series- Love & Ink # 4
Author- J.A. Howell
Expected Publication Date- November 3rd
Genre- Erotica/ BDSM

Blurb-
Darren never loved anyone like he did, Ash. But Ash was ancient history after she disappeared without a trace. At least that was what he thought until she shows up one day at The Knotted Kneedle.
Suddenly, those old feelings from before... before he was a Dom, before he was anything, come rushing back. The only problem. Ash is engaged and has no interest in rehashing their past and bringing up all the old, painful memories that come along with it.
Unfortunately for her, Darren has never been one to take no for an answer. Not when it comes to the only woman he ever saw a future with. He still loves her and wants her back despite the pain of the past and everything her disappearance caused.
But will Darren's persistence come with reward? a second chance at love? Or will it end the same way it did before... and leave him with an ache he can't ever fulfill?

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Promo: Unearthly Tales by Douglas Vaughan

 

~Description~

A collection of spooky stories to bring some paranormal heat into your October!

Story One: Eloise.

 

She was their future queen; the witch that had it all including beauty! He decided that he was going to take full advantage of his powers while he could! 

Story Two: Something Evil This way Comes.

 

Cora was a first class bitch. She loved the way people reacted to her mean, abrasive attitude, and fuck them if they didn't like it! The book she discovered by some idiot writer made her laugh; Demons aren't real! 

Story Three: Casper

 

It was her dream job; to research in the world of the paranormal. When they told her they had discovered a sentient spirit, she couldn't wait to meet him...and he took a shine to her instantly. 

Story Four: Fairytale.

 

Living in the city made her nervous, so getting a dog seemed like a good move. The animals at the pound broke her heart, she would have taken them all, but there was ONE that was just perfect; scary and strange, but just what she needed. 

Story Five: Through A Glass Darkly.

 

Two identical antique mirrors given to two complete strangers; what was the evil that brought them together? 

~Buy links~

Amazon UK |  Amazon US

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Review: Butterfly by Rebecca Sherwin.


~Book Details~

Title: Butterfly by Rebecca Sherwin
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: 21 October 2016 

#DontDieButterfly #RomanticSuspense
#DarkRomance

~Blurb~

I once was Erin, fierce and strong, 
But now she's gone, I don't belong. 
He wants my heart, but it's not mine. 
I've hidden it, and now can't find 
The soul it once took solace in. 
All that's left is pain and sin. 
But still, my dark knight keeps me here. 
To live in hate and dread and fear. 
So what will happen once he knows, 
The more he hurts me, the more I grow? 
The faster I flourish in the dark, 
The harder I fight to leave my mark. 
When his mind swallows me whole, 
When he finds my heart as black as coal, 
Will he save me from his hell, 
Or remind me just how hard I fell? 
I once was Erin, fierce and strong. 
Now this pitch black world is where I belong. 
I've waved the girl I was goodbye. 
Now I am his Butterfly... 

*Butterfly is a DARK romance




~Buy Links~

GoodreadsAmazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Trailer



~My Review~


Disclaimer: I received a free e copy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.


Once again, Rebecca has left me completely lost for words! I truly do worry for the state of Rebecca's mind! That said I do hope she never ever changes, as it makes her books so delightfully disturbing to read. (maybe this means I should be concerned for my own state of mind too).


Butterfly was one of very few books that I read & reread straight away. Why? Because I couldn't believe how much l loved Cooper & Caterpillar. That said I didn't love Cooper from the very beginning, I initially thought that Cooper was a little creepy which morphed into batshit crazy. 

"I'm. Not. Crazy, he seethes, stroking his thumb over my bottom lip." 

Now? Now I don't know how I'd describe Cooper. Tortured? Messed up?

Erin 'Caterpillar' used to swim professionally but now she just enjoys a solitary peaceful night time swim, then one night that changes and this mysterious stranger invades her peace.  This stranger appears a few more times at the pool and Erin learns his name is Cooper. There is a mutual attraction but Erin also feels unsettled in Cooper's presence. Erin tries to ignore the feeling and continues with the safe life that she settled for with her fiance. But then things changed. Cooper is mysterious, disturbed, unhinged & dangerously attractive. Cooper has Erin in his sights & he has a plan for her. The question is: Is Cooper's plan good or bad?

Upon starting Butterfly I was hooked, I hated knowing that I had to put down my kindle to do real life stuff, I even walked down 3 flights of stairs still reading because I just didn't want to stop reading. Butterfly is different to Rebecca's other books but its no less dark & twisted. Its full of suspense & twists that had me on the edge of my seat & gripping my kindle so hard my knuckles were white.

The characters are fantastic. They are developed & complex. They show emotion in the things they do. They are realistic & so easy to relate too. If I had been in Erin's shoes I don't know if I would have handled things in the same way but it was definitely believable and realistic. Each character plays a key role & adds more depth to the over all plot.

The plot is carefully & intelligently laid out for us to follow. It has a great pace, flows really well & keeps your mind captive until the very end. Rebecca's writing style is dark, raw, gritty & emotional. 

I found Butterfly to be a page turner from the beginning & a powerful story that is compelling & extremely thought provoking. If you haven't yet read Butterfly I think you should go & grab a copy, then get to know Cooper & Caterpillar.

I have thoroughly loved every page of Butterfly. It has been so hard trying to express my true feelings without posting spoilers! This is an amazing book & I have no choice but to give it...







~About the Author~

Rebecca is a London born and bred working mother, writer and psychology student. She is the mother of a superhero (who is currently growing his hair like Thor! Edit: he has chopped off the Thor locks and gone for a Captain America look...Rebecca has no say in this, although Cap is her favourite ;-) ) and spends her days with her nose stuck in a textbook, her fingers tapping away at the keys…or she’s building forts and eating gummy bears.
She is the author of dark psychological romance. An avid reader and lover of stories that keep you guessing, Rebecca writes tales that will challenge your perceptions and toy with your emotions. Her stories invite you to open your mind and dig deeper into the meanings of the lives of each and every character you meet. She entices you into their world – to feel with them, grow with them, to love with them.
She asks you to become a part of them and allow them to become a part of you.

~Author links~

Facebook | Facebook Group | Twitter | lnstagram | Goodreads | Website

More by Rebecca Sherwin:
Survival (free on all platforms)
Revival
Thrive
Allegiance
Marked
Grit Sector 1: Elias
Grit Sector 1: The Uprising
Binary Code – co-written with D H Sidebottom
You’ll find details of these on Amazon: http://author.to/RebeccaSherwin


Friday, October 21, 2016

Release Blitz: Butterfly by Rebecca Sherwin



~Book Details~

Title: Butterfly by Rebecca Sherwin
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: 21 October 2016 

#DontDieButterfly #RomanticSuspense
#DarkRomance

~Blurb~

I once was Erin, fierce and strong, 
But now she's gone, I don't belong. 
He wants my heart, but it's not mine. 
I've hidden it, and now can't find 
The soul it once took solace in. 
All that's left is pain and sin. 
But still, my dark knight keeps me here. 
To live in hate and dread and fear. 
So what will happen once he knows, 
The more he hurts me, the more I grow? 
The faster I flourish in the dark, 
The harder I fight to leave my mark. 
When his mind swallows me whole, 
When he finds my heart as black as coal, 
Will he save me from his hell, 
Or remind me just how hard I fell? 
I once was Erin, fierce and strong. 
Now this pitch black world is where I belong. 
I've waved the girl I was goodbye. 
Now I am his Butterfly... 

*Butterfly is a DARK romance






~Buy Links~

GoodreadsAmazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Trailer




~Excerpt~


From Chapter Seven:


When I wake up, I know I’m back in Cooper’s house. I can smell his closeness, with the lingering scent of sex. I’m bound again, this time against something hard, and I’m upright. I open my eyes and see Cooper below me, staring up at where he has me tied.
“Where am I?” I croak, trying to turn my head. I can’t. A rope around my neck stops me moving.
“In my tower,” he says.
He’s wearing all black, his dark hair brushing the collar of his black shirt, his powerful legs encased in black trousers. I’m stunned, afraid but fascinated with him.
“What are you going to do?”
“Let’s have a little chat.” With his hands behind his back, he paces the oak floor in front of me. “Why did you run?”
“I told you, I just wanted to let my family know I’m alive.”
“But they’re supposed to believe you’re not. This is as much a punishment for Griffin as it is for you.”
“What do you mean?”
“He doesn’t realise how lucky he is to have you, does he?” I stop struggling against the rope and stare at him. “He doesn’t realise that he’s got a strong, fierce woman, because he’s too preoccupied with shoving you into a box you don’t fit in.”
“Stop it.”
“Because I’m right?”
“You know you’re right. Now you’re just trying to hurt me.”
“Perhaps.” He turns away and crosses the room, reaching the floor to ceiling curtains opposite me and pulling them open. The moon streams into the room in a thick, glittering stream that illuminates Cooper, shadowing his powerful form and highlighting just how dark he is.
“Do you know what the funniest part is?” he asks, gesturing to the vast empty countryside beyond the window. We’re up high, tens of feet above the ground and looking down over the rolling hills of his land.
“Enlighten me.”
“You’re as low as you can get, as good as existing in the fucking sewers, and yet, you won’t allow me to lift you up where you belong. Instead you choose to tower above the world when no one knows you’re drowning. You’ve been forgotten, Erin. Just like that, the people you love have moved on, because they see you as nothing but a burden.”
“You’re wrong!” A tear trickles from my eye and I watch it fall to the floor in slow-motion. “Why are you doing this?”
“You ask me that a lot.” He turns and walks towards me, his turbulent grey eyes burning into my fractured soul. “Did you know, that a butterfly dies if you touch its wings? Right now, you’re my caterpillar, striving to be something more. I’m going to fill you up with deviance, little caterpillar, make you crave the next hit. And then, when you emerge from your cocoon a beautiful butterfly, I’m going to grab you by your tiny little wings and crush you beneath my palm.”
A squeak leaves me at the sincerity in his voice. I know, without a shadow of a doubt, me trying to run has done this.
And I have no doubt he’s going to accomplish his goal. 
Cooper Jennings will break me, and I have no choice but to wait to be crushed.







~About the Author~

Rebecca is a London born and bred working mother, writer and psychology student. She is the mother of a superhero (who is currently growing his hair like Thor! Edit: he has chopped off the Thor locks and gone for a Captain America look...Rebecca has no say in this, although Cap is her favourite ;-) ) and spends her days with her nose stuck in a textbook, her fingers tapping away at the keys…or she’s building forts and eating gummy bears.
She is the author of dark psychological romance. An avid reader and lover of stories that keep you guessing, Rebecca writes tales that will challenge your perceptions and toy with your emotions. Her stories invite you to open your mind and dig deeper into the meanings of the lives of each and every character you meet. She entices you into their world – to feel with them, grow with them, to love with them.
She asks you to become a part of them and allow them to become a part of you.

~Author links~

Facebook | Facebook Group | Twitter | lnstagram | Goodreads | Website

More by Rebecca Sherwin:
Survival (free on all platforms)
Revival
Thrive
Allegiance
Marked
Grit Sector 1: Elias
Grit Sector 1: The Uprising
Binary Code – co-written with D H Sidebottom
You’ll find details of these on Amazon: http://author.to/RebeccaSherwin


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Review: GRIT Sector 1: The Uprising by Rebecca Sherwin

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Title: The Uprising
Series: GRIT (Sector 1): Book 2
Genre: Dark Romance
 
~Synopsis~

 
I thought he was mine.
I LIVED WITH TOO MANY DEMONS.
He belonged to the underground.
AND THE UNDERGROUND WERE COMING FOR HER.
I wanted to know every secret.
I THOUGHT I KNEW EVERY SECRET.
I thought we were safe.
WE WOULD NEVER BE SAFE.
I thought we had won the fight.
BUT THE WAR WAS ABOUT TO BEGIN...
 
Trixie Ashford-Blackwood is now a part of a world she had no idea existed a mere few months ago. Married to a vigilante, heir to the throne of the organisation governing London, and chasing her own tail as she tries to uncover more clues about her purpose within GRIT, Trixie is battling against time as much as she is her husband. She has no idea what lies ahead, no idea who the man is who lays with her at night, and no idea of the traitors hiding in plain sight, waiting to spill her priceless blood. Elias Blackwood continues to fight his urges. He controls his desires, keeps the beast contained and refuses to acknowledge the risk that he may let loose on his wife. GRIT is slipping through his fingers, his control wavering with every minute that passes, while betrayal runs rife within the ranks of his army. He fights against time, and the people who are trying to bring the king of the empire to his knees; to not only keep them alive, but save a city that is drowning in evil and debauchery. But GRIT aren’t the only people working the Capital. Someone else is watching them. Analysing them. Preparing to strike. Someone else is preparing to step up and threaten their place on the throne. Someone is about to declare war on GRIT. An uprising is upon them. No one could have foreseen the betrayal. No one could have anticipated the devastation they would soon have to face.
 
****Warning: GRIT is a dark romance series. There are no rainbows and butterflies.****
 
~Purchase Links~
 
Buy GRIT Sector 1: The Uprising
 

 
GRIT Sector 1: Elias (must be read first)
 
 
~My Review~

Disclaimer: I received a free ecopy in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own. 

Ever feel like you shouldn't be enjoying something as much as you are? That's how this book made me feel. It's so dark, so twisted and oh so wrong but in a really good way, that it's made me question if I'm just as twisted and disturbed as Rebecca for enjoying it so much, and for wanting more!!!

I'm refusing to discuss the actual plot in this review for 3 reasons:
1) I will not post spoilers and ruin this for anyone who is yet to read it,
2) It's not over yet and I haven't fully unravelled this twisted tale fully.
3) If you haven't read Elias yet this will only spoil it and confuse you.

How am I going to review then? Of that I'm still not 100% sure!!! :D :D

Once again Rebecca has left me utterly lost for words. I am finding that Rebecca's writing is becoming darker and more twisted with each and every book I read.

The path that Elias and Trixie are taking is so unpredictable and so turbulent. Just when I think that I may have actually begun to grasp how things are going, BAM, I encounter another little something that I didn't expect!!

GRIT Sector 1: The Uprising is an addictive, twisted, tangled web of love and hate, despair and longing. The characters are all complex and have a depth that I have rarely encountered. Both Trixie and Elias have a firm hold of my heart and mind.

I felt like I was there alongside them every step of the way. With each and every Elias as he showed through. I was scared both with and for Trixie, I was itching to fight for her and with her. Their emotions felt like they were my own.

Rebecca's writing style is fantastic as always. It allows you to be fully immersed in each and every dark, twisted and gritty page! It hooks you from the start and doesn't let you go, even when the books ends you're still hooked and want more, I am anyway!!! I'm desperate to get my hands on the next part of this epic series.

This is a complicated, intricate web of disturbing words, woven together with such skill and creativity that it will answer and create enough questions to leave you begging for more... An outstanding continuation of this series!!!

My conclusion? Simple... READ THIS SERIES!!! But PLEASE, PLEASE read Grit Sector 1: Elias first!!!


 
~Meet Rebecca~
 
Rebecca is a London born and bred mother, writer and psychology student. She is the mother of a superhero (who is currently growing his hair like Thor! Edit: he recently cut it like Captain America! ) and spends her days with her nose stuck in a textbook, her fingers tapping away at the keys…or she’s building forts and eating gummy bears. She is the author of dark psychological romance. An avid reader and lover of stories that keep you guessing, Rebecca writes tales that will challenge your perceptions and toy with your emotions. Her stories invite you to open your mind and dig deeper into the meanings of the lives of each and every character you meet. She entices you into their world – to feel with them, grow with them, to love with them. She asks you to become a part of them and allow them to become a part of you.
 
~Places To Find Rebecca~
 
(she accepts virtual slaps, but does not accept responsibility for kindles being thrown whilst reading her books!)
 
Blackwood Babes – GRIT Support Group (Warning: contains spoilers): https://www.facebook.com/groups/231616140528645