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Release Blitz: The Fruit of the Poisonous Tree by Selina Kray

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The Fruit of the Poisonous Tree (Stoker & Bash #2) by Selina Kray Date Released: October 30, 2018
About The Fruit of the Poisonous Tree When will She open Rebecca Northcote’s box?
Finding lost poodles and retrieving stolen baubles is not how DI Tim Stoker envisioned his partnership with his lover, Hieronymus Bash. So when the police commissioner's son goes missing, he's determined to help, no matter what secrets he has to keep, or from whom.
When a family member is kidnapped, Hiero moves heaven and earth to rescue them. Even if that means infiltrating the Daughters of Eden, a cult of wealthy widows devoted to the teachings of Rebecca Northcote and the mysterious contents of her box. The Daughters' goodwill toward London's fallen women has given them a saintly reputation, but Hiero has a nose for sniffing out a fraud. He will need to draw on some divine inspiration to rattle the pious Daughters.
Like weeds gnarling the roots of Eden's fabled tree, Tim and Hiero's…

Book Spotlight: Five Reasons to Go by Candace Knoebel

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Five Reasons to Go (Risky Hearts #2) by Candace Knoebel Date Released: October 25, 2018
About Five Reasons to Go One day a week. That was his rule. And it was also our downfall.
My marriage to Hank was one of convenience. When I got pregnant at sixteen, he took me in and kept a roof over my na├»ve head. We had an agreement—we could sleep with whomever we wanted so long as our children were kept in the dark. It worked great… until it didn’t.
Cocky Jack Swanson was never supposed to be mine. His marriage was open, but his heart was guarded… until he slowly let me in, revealing an alluring man with a painful past. With him, I felt what love could be. I felt wanted… needed. I’d never wanted to fall in love… but then I did.
And now… the rules have changed.
Jack isn’t the same man I fell for. Broken and gutted from his divorce, he’s a shell of who he once was. Sullen and worn down. I know I can bring the good in him back out, if only he’ll let me in. If only he’ll just stay, instead of giving me …

Review: Five Reasons to Go by Candace Knoebel (Risky Hearts #2)

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Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via InkSlinger PR.
While reading Ten Reasons to Stay, I had a feeling Jack Swanson would getting his story told. That story unfolds in Five Reasons to Go, the conclusion to Candace Knoebel's Risky Hearts duet. This was it. This was going to be Jack's chance to share his tale--to make me understand the motivations behind the choices he made and to see what his aftermath looked like after his marriage to Corinne ended. Unfortunately, this book fell short of my expectations.

Jack Swanson wanted an open marriage, and his wife agreed, wanting to please him, hoping it would be what brought a spark back in their relationship. Instead, Jack meets Jessica Krause. She's in an open marriage as well and has two children that can never know about it. The attraction is immediate, the pull undeniable, but falling in love with someone who's married is complicated, and when everything comes to a head, who will stay and who w…

Release Blitz: Ballistic by Keri Lake

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Ballistic (Vigilantes #3) by Keri Lake Date Released: October 30, 2018
About Ballistic A life for a life. 
On the streets of Detroit, it’s the code we live by. You take from me, I take from you. A balance of power, and a ceaseless war between rivals.
As a foster kid from the projects, I never had much, besides an unshakable addiction to women and drugs. Only took one glance into the amber eyes of a slave for me to realize my two worst vices could be one and the same.
And the woman behind those eyes quickly became my obsession. 
Nicoleta is more than she seems.  An enigma I’m determined to crack before time runs out and our enemies hunt her down. Except, she moves by her own trajectory, an unstoppable bullet on the warpath to track down the men who murdered a girl from her past.
Me? I’m the rogue whose path is less predictable. A junkie, fiending for the one thing I shouldn’t want: the only woman who gets me high. I want to keep her for myself, but when the unstoppable bullet finally hits h…

Review: Ballistic by Keri Lake (Vigilantes #3)

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Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Enticing Journey Book Promotions.
“I love you, Nicoleta.”I stared up at him, at those brown eyes filled with so much despair and pain. Kindred pain. Empathy for what I'd suffered, and yet, I didn't know hot to respond. Did I love him? How could I feel what I didn't understand? What I'd never felt before in my life? Perhaps it was instinct. A default setting in all human beings. We were born to love, until someone gave us reason to fear and hate.
If you've always wanted to try a dark romance but was afraid you wouldn't like it, I highly recommend Keri Lake's books. They're dark and twisty, filled to the brim with the author's own brand of romantic suspense that will keep you up at night, not out of fear, but because of a major book hangover. With Ballistic, the third novel in her Vigilantes series but the fourth overall release, Lake re-affirms her position as one of the most gift writ…

Re-Release Blitz: The Art of Hero Worship by Mia Kerick

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The Art of Hero Worship by Mia Kerick Date Re-Released: October 29, 2018 NineStar Press
About The Art of Hero Worship College junior Liam Norcross is a hero. He willingly, even eagerly, risks his life to save a stranger as a murderous, deranged shooter moves methodically through the darkened theater on the Batcheldor College campus, randomly killing innocent men, women, and children.
The stranger he saves is college freshman Jason Tripp. Jase loses everything in the shooting: his girlfriend, who dies on the floor beside him, and his grip on emotional security. He struggles to regain a sense of safety in the world, finally leaving college to seek refuge in his hometown.
An inexplicable bond forms between the two men in the chaos and horror of the theater, and Liam fights to bring Jase back to the world he ran away from. When Jase returns to school, they’re drawn together as soulmates, and soon Liam and Jase fall into a turbulent romantic relationship. However, the rocky path to love cannot…

Review: Royally Yours by Emma Chase (Royally #4)

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Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.
“Hello, I'm Edward Langdon Richard Dorian Rourke. I've been to every continent on the glove. I've touched the bottom of oceans and the tops of mountains, and in my expert opinion the very best place in the whole wide world...is right here.”“I'm Lenora Celeste Beatrice Arabella Pembrook. But you can call me Lenny...as long as no one is around to hear you say it. I'm a queen, so, you know, most days...I rule.”
I've read my fair share of prequel novellas before; Royally Yours was a prequel novel, but regardless of length and placement in a series or as a standalone, it was downright one of the best royal romances that I've had the privilege of reading in all my years of reading--and those are A LOT of years. Allow me to reiterate that this fourth full-length novel--but fifth installment--in bestselling author Emma Chase's Royally series can be read as a standalone, but I am recommending the ser…