Sick Fux by Tillie Cole – Excerpt!

Yes you read that correctly – an excerpt from Tillie Cole’s latest upcoming release, Sick Fux!!!! SO EXCITING!! Read on for an exclusive first glimpse of what’s to come…..

Sick Fux is not one for the faint hearted, consider this your warning…

When Ellis Earnshaw and Heathan James met as children, they couldn’t have been more different. Ellis was loud and beautiful – all blond hair, bright laughs and smiles. Heathan was dark and brooding, and obsessed with watching things die.
The pair forged an unlikely friendship, unique and strange. Until they were ripped apart by the sick cruelty of others, separated for years, both locked in a perpetual hell.
Eleven years later, Heathan is back for his girl. Back from a place from which he thought there was no return. Back to seek revenge on those who wronged them.
Time has made Heathan’s soul darker, polluted with hatred and the thirst for blood.
Time has made Ellis a shell of her former self, a little girl lost in the vastness of her pain.
As Heathan pulls Ellis out of her mental prison, reviving the essence of who she once was, down the rabbit hole they will go.
With malice in their hearts and vengeance in their veins, they will seek out the ones who hurt and destroyed them.
One at a time.
Each one more deadly than the last.
Tick Tock.

Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and very mature topics. Recommended for ages 18 and over.

 

 

Please note: This is excerpt is unedited and subject to change.

 

I placed the foot of my cane on the floor and looked to the left. The sound of light breathing came from around the corner. I made to move, but my heart slammed into a fast beat, stopping my feet in their tracks. My nostrils flared as I closed my eyes and tried to suck in deep breaths. I never did this, never had this kind of reaction to anything. Not in eleven years. Not when I was trapped in darkness. Not even when the guards came to “meet the young kid.” Not when we got out—bloodily, savagely, darkly. Especially not when my knife plunged into the guards’ hearts and I watched the life fade from their eyes, the pure fascination of losing one’s life essence occupying my mind.
But this was Dolly. The only person I’d ever given a shit about.
A slick tar pumped through my black heart as I thought of her. She was the blood that gave me life.
I had no idea what state I would find her in. Whether or not her fragile mind had been destroyed. Whether or not her glass heart had been shattered. No hope of salvation.
I had no idea if my only reason for living could be saved. I shook with venomous anger when I let my mind imagine the hell those sadistic cunts would have put her through in my absence. But Chapel’s words rang in my ears . . . Unleash the anger only on those who deserve it. Let it build within your heart like a well swelling with water . . . then unleash hell on those who took your freedom.
Opening my eyes, I breathed through my rage and silently rounded the corner . . . I stopped. There she was, sitting in a chair. I sucked in a breath and heard it rattle in my ears. Her hair. Her hair was pulled back into a long braid, the woven strands falling to her lower back. And she was dressed in black. Long, baggy sleeves covered her arms.
Motherfucking black. Dolly didn’t belong in black. Only color. Blue and white and gold and motherfucking pink.
I edged around the perimeter of the room until I faced her. My heart tore down the center and I had to hold back a loud snarl when I saw her curled up on the seat, a thick blanket over her thin legs and waist as she stared lifelessly out of the window. The window that overlooked the once-manicured lawns, now nothing but high-reaching weeds and too-bushy trees. I looked across at what she was watching, in the direction of what held her so captivated.
My heart was severed completely, the two parts of its flesh repelling the other, trying to escape the rage and pain and fucking consuming darkness.
She was staring at the spot where we used to play as kids. Where she had found me all those years ago, ripping the colorful butterfly apart in my hands. I moved into her line of sight, but her blue eyes didn’t lift to meet mine, just stared through me as though I wasn’t even there. I crouched down and studied her face. Porcelain skin. Full lips. Fucking perfection.
But there was no life left in her.
I had never felt fear before, but I imagined the sinking hole I felt dropping in my stomach was something like it. A sinking feeling that Dolly had gone to a place from which there was no escape, a prisoner in her own mind.
Fragility consumed.
“Dolly darlin,’” I rasped, my voice fucking breaking.
Twenty-one. She was twenty-one and more beautiful than I could ever have imagined.
Perfection.
My living doll.
A strand of hair lay over her face. My fingers clenched and unclenched as I tried to force myself to touch her. But I couldn’t. I hadn’t touched or been touched in years. I didn’t know how to anymore. Allergic to human affection. Repulsed by the degrading feeling of touch.
I . . . I . . . I couldn’t.
As I opened my mouth to speak to Dolly again, a loud gasp sailed through the air behind her. I straightened, gripping my cane, to see a familiar old face appear. I watched, the sinking hole quickly replaced by dark satisfaction as the blood drained from her face. “Good Lord,” she whispered as I smoothed down my black cravat and vest.
I glared at the bitch. Leaning casually on my cane, I said, “More like Lucifer, I would think.” I nodded in her direction “To you, anyhow.”
Mrs. Jenkins swallowed and tried to back out of the room. “Ah-ah,” I tutted and shook my head. She immediately stilled, eyes fixed on mine.
“He . . . Heathan James . . . it’s . . . it’s not possible . . .” she stammered and ran her eyes over me. Every inch of me.
“Rabbit.” The bitch flinched at my correction. “I am Rabbit. The motherfucking White Rabbit. So never fucking utter that peasant name to me again.”
Her skin paled, and her eyes fell to Dolly sitting on the chair. Dolly still hadn’t moved. I shifted my grip on the box I had brought inside, about to hold it out to Mrs. Jenkins when she asked, “How are you here?”
I threw the box across the room. It landed right at her feet. “Dress her.”
“Wh-what?” Mrs. Jenkins asked.
I pointed to the box at her feet. “Dress her. It wasn’t a request.” Mrs. Jenkins shook as she picked up the box and moved to where Dolly sat. Dolly didn’t look at her either. Mrs. Jenkins opened the lid of the box and gasped again.
Her old, wrinkled eyes snapped up to mine. “No—”
Before she had even finished the sentence, I had reached into my pocket and pulled out my knife. I ran the flat side of the blade down my cheek. Slowly. Controlled. Watching her terrified gaze track my every move. “You’d best do as I ask, Mrs. Jenkins. My patience and tolerance for you appear to be at an all-time low.”
Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.

Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.

Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.

When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.

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Dirty (RAW #2) by Belle Aurora

It’s finally here!! Book two in the RAW book series is out today! Not one to be missed!

 

 

Blurb

My marriage seemed perfect from the outside looking in.

People envied me. They wanted my life, wanted to be me.Mrs Alejandra Gambino.

Wife of Dino Gambino. Daughter of Eduardo Castillo.
Respected. Loved. Mob royalty.They had no idea of the horrors that lurked behind closed doors.

They didn’t know I was at the lowest point a person could reach.Enter Julius Carter.

Aloof, handsome, blue-eyed Julius Carter.He saved me.

I screwed him over.Now everybody was after me. My life was forfeit.

It was only a matter of time. I was a dead woman walking.The question was, who would get to me first?

Review

 

FINALLY!!!! Book 2 is here!!!! I don’t think I know anyone who hasn’t been anxiously waiting for this to finally come out! I mean Belle sure knows how to produce a cliffhanger! So book 2 not only has snippets of Lexi and Twitch’s story but also shares Ana and Julius’ story. Julius is a good friend of Twitch’s and so their paths and stories do cross even when they aren’t aware of it. Ana is in an abusive and horrific marriage, one which she was forced into “for the good of their family” to unite their two families by blood and in business. Ana will do anything to escape but will Julius be able to protect her from the consequences? I have to warn you now there is another massive cliffhanger! Just when Twitch’s story gets even better Belle leaves us hanging again! I really loved this book and the different POVs. Ana and Julius’ story was full of drama and suspense and their romance was of course brilliant as well. I seriously can’t wait for the conclusion of Lexi and Twitch’s story – the suspense is killing me!! A MUST READ!

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AUTHOR BIO

Belle Aurora is twenty seven years old and was born in the land down under.At an early age she fell in love with reading. Boredom one summer had her scouring the bookshelves at home. She stumbled across Sandra Brown’s Breath of Scandal and fell in love with romance.

Having been brought up in a loud and boisterous family of Croatian descent, she developed a natural love for dramatics and humor. Only some years ago had she discovered a new love.

Humorous romance novels.

Kristen Ashley and R.L. Mathewson had opened a brand new world where she could lose herself yet feel safe and at home in their stories. Belle has been known to become a screeching banshee while anxiously awaiting their newest titles.

Belle never thought she would write. It had never interested her until recently. Friend-Zoned began to form and in February 2013 Belle typed the words Chapter One. And she fell in love.

With words.

With writing.
With a creative imagination she never knew she harbored.Friend-Zoned is the first in the Friend-Zoned series. Keep an eye out for this cheeky author.

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Amore Part 2 by Bella Jewel

Part 2 is finally here! Check out the explosive ending to Bella Jewel’s, Amore!

 

Blurb
Run.
He told me to run. So I ran.
It turns out just because you run from something, doesn’t mean it can’t find you.
He’s coming for me.
He wants what I hold closest.
He wants to lie, manipulate and use me.
He wants me to betray him.
Rafael.
Leader of the Italian Mafia.
Love of my life.
Father of my child.
He’s going to make me do the unthinkable.
There is no way out.
I’m trapped and about to make the biggest mistake of my life.
I’m running full throttle towards an oncoming train, and there isn’t a single thing I can do to stop it.
I’m going to become what I was most afraid of.
A monster.

Review

After finishing part 1 I have been anxiously waiting this final part and it did not disappoint! Part 1 finished in such a dramatic fashion and this part was no different. There is plenty of suspense, drama, explosive action and of course a great deal of romance and passion. I really love Julietta and Rafael together and I spent a lot of part 2 waiting for them to finally get back together. I don’t want to spoil the plot for you so I won’t go into great detail but this book sees Julie facing an uncertain future with devastating consequences if she doesn’t do what needs to be done – can she save the people she loves and escape from her ordeal unscathed or have they all been doomed from the moment Rafael claimed her as his? I loved every minute of this book, my only criticism is that it ended too quickly! I must have devoured it in less than two hours!

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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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REAP (Scarred Souls #2) by Tillie Cole

AH! It’s finally here! REAP by Tillie Cole, book 2 in the Scarred Souls series, follows on from the OUT OF THIS WORLD read that was RAZE! This time our broken boy is none other than 221. You will NOT want to miss this AMAZING READ! (And yes there are more shouty capitals to come 😉 )

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SYNOPSIS

Raised as a prototype for the Georgian Bratva’s obedience drug, 221 fails to think, act, or live for himself; he’s his master’s perfectly-crafted killing puppet. Standing at six-foot-six, weighing two-hundred-and-fifty pounds, and unrivaled in to-the-death combat, 221 successfully secures business for the Georgian Mafiya Boss of NYC, who rules the dark world of the criminal underground. Until his enemies capture him.

Talia Tolstaia dreams to break from the heavy clutches of Bratva life. She dreams of another life–away from the stifling leash of her Russian Bratva Boss father and from the brutality of her work at The Dungeon, her criminal family’s underground death-match enterprise. But when she stumbles upon her family’s captive who is more monster than man, she starts to see the man underneath. A powerful, beautiful, damaged man whose heart calls to hers. But sacrifices must be made–blood for blood…life for life…souls for scarred souls…

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REVIEW

OMG THIS BOOK! There is definitely a common theme in every single review of this book which is one of pure excitement, astonishment and awe – it is THAT GOOD!

221 has been used as a human weapon from a young age. He’s been drugged, tortured and abused for years upon years and has no memory of his past. With no clue who he once was he only knows himself as 221, an obedient, undefeated killing machine. So when he’s freed by an unknown man who fights just like him, he doesn’t understand why.

Talia Tolstaia has had enough of her family’s life. She’s tired of the violence, the danger and the secrets, so she escapes to her family’s estate. But her relaxing stay there soon ends when 221 is put in the basement. She knows she should stay away, she knows he’s no good for her but she can’t seem to resist him.

After wishing for the soul shattering love that her best friend and brother share, has Talia found the man of her dreams?

I don’t want to ruin this book for you so I’ll keep this short. When I finished reading Raze I was left completely drained after experiencing every emotion possible and then left in a complete book hangover. I thought I’d be prepared for Reap after that but I was so wrong. There are so many ways of praising and describing how wonderful this book is I could probably write a book on it. It’s beautiful, powerful, addictive and utterly compelling. I loved our beautifully broken 221, I loved our strong heroine Talia and I loved the journey that they experience together. Once you start Reap, you won’t be able to stop and you certainly won’t be able to do much afterwards due to pretty impressive book hangover you’ll be experiencing.

I always know I’m going to fall madly in love with a Tillie Cole book, but she still manages to stun me and make me fall that little bit harder each and every time – Reap is a prime example.

BEST READ OF 2015 – Thank you Tillie

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ABOUT TILLIE COLE

Tillie Cole Author PicAmazon & USA Today Best Selling Author, Tillie Cole, is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her English rose mother — a farmer’s daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses.
Being a scary blend of Scottish and English, Tillie embraces both cultures; her English heritage through her love of HP sauce and freshly made Yorkshire Puddings, and her Scottish which is mostly demonstrated by her frighteningly foul-mouthed episodes of pure rage and her much loved dirty jokes.

Having been born and raised as a Teesside Smoggie, Tillie, at age nineteen, moved forty miles north to the ‘Toon’, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, where she attended Newcastle University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Religious Studies. She returned two years later to complete a Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching High School Social Studies. Tillie, regards Newcastle to be a home from home and enjoyed the Newcastle Geordie way of life for seven ‘proper mint’ and ‘lush’ years.

One summers day, after finishing reading her thousandth book on her much loved and treasured Kindle, Tillie turned to her husband and declared, “D’you know, I have a great idea for a story. I could write a book.” Several months later, after repeating the same tired line at the close of another completed story, she was scolded by her husband to shut up talking about writing a novel and “just bloody do it!” For the first time in eleven years, Tillie actually took his advice (he is still trying to get over the shock) and immediately set off on a crazy journey, delving deep into her fertile imagination.

Tillie, ever since, has written from the heart. She combines her passion for anything camp and glittery with her love of humour and dark brooding men (most often muscled and tattooed – they’re her weakness!). She also has a serious side (believe it or not!) and loves to immerse herself in the complex study of World Religions, History and Cultural Studies and creates fantasy stories that enable her to thread serious issues and topics into her writing — yep, there’s more to this girl than profanity and sparkles!

After six years of teaching high school Social Studies and following her Professional Rugby Player husband around Europe, they have finally given up their nomadic way of life and settled in Calgary, Alberta where Tillie spends most of her days (and many a late night) lost in a writing euphoria or pursuing a dazzling career as a barrel-racing, tasselled-chap wearing, Stetson-sporting cowgirl… Ye-haw!

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Souls Unfractured (Hades Hangmen #3) by Tillie Cole

This week the third book in the Hades Hangmen series by Tillie Cole, Souls Unfractured was released! And I could not have been more excited for Flame and Maddie’s story!

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Blurb

“For fractured souls are like magnets.

Drawn to collide into an impossible bliss…”

Labeled a ‘Cursed’ woman of Eve from birth, Maddie has endured nothing but pain and repression at the hands of The Order’s most abusive elder, Moses. Now living with her sister in The Hangmen’s secluded compound, finally, Maddie, is free. Free from the suffocating faith she no longer believes in. Free from endless years of physical and mental torment.

Just… free…

At age twenty-one, the timid and shy Maddie is content to live within the confines of her new home—safe from the outside world, safe from harm and, strangely, protected by the Hangmen’s most volatile member; the heavily pierced and tattooed, Flame.

Flame.

The man who ceaselessly watches over her with his midnight dark and searing eyes. The man who protects her with a breath-taking intensity. And the man who stirs something deep within her numbed heart.

But when circumstances conspire for Flame to need HER help, Maddie bravely risks it all for the broken man who has captivated her fragile soul.

The Hangmen’s most infamous member, Flame, is ruled by one thing—anger. Plagued by haunting demons from his past, an all-consuming rage, and isolated by an abhorrent hatred of being touched, Flame’s days are filled with suffocating darkness, pierced only by a single ray of light—Maddie. The shy, beautiful woman he cannot purge from his thoughts. The woman he has an overwhelming need to possess…

… the only person who has ever been able to touch him.

Flame’s mission in life is to protect Maddie, to keep her safe. Until a trigger from his troubled past sends him spiraling into madness, trapping him in the deepest recesses of his disturbed mind.

His Hangmen brothers fear that Flame is beyond saving.

His only hope of salvation: Maddie and her healing light.

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I have been waiting for this book for so long! Much like every other fan I think. Flame’s story has always been such a mystery – what do the flames, the number of 11 and the cutting all mean? And now we finally know!

Flame, like Maddie, was raised in a strict religious household but their beliefs were twisted. He has suffered cruelty and severe pain by the hands of people who should have cared for him and not instilled the self-hatred he has into him instead. Now with the Hangmen, Flame still suffers from the memories of his past and the beliefs he was taught. When Maddie entered his life everything changed. He touched her and she touched him…and the flames didn’t burn her.

When Flame killed the man who had tortured Maddie for all those years, he saved her. Now, when Flame needs help the most, it’s time for her to save him. What follows is a beautiful, heart-wrenching and utterly captivating story where two broken souls learn to heal each other. Both of them fear to be touched but crave the comfort of each other’s embrace. Together they must overcome their pasts and try to find peace.

Each book in this series has left me speechless. I’ve cried and my heart squeezed for each couple and their journey together. But this book? Wow. It’s mesmerizing, heart breaking and just plain beautiful. You will fall hopelessly in love with Flame, and your heart will ache for him from start to finish. As for Maddie, her quiet strength and her undeniable love for Flame will leave you equally as emotional. I don’t think I’ve ever cried so hard. Each book Tillie writes leaves me reeling and always with that well known Book Hangover we just love to talk about – Souls Unfractured is no exception. In fact I’d say it left me more emotionally messed up than ever before and I definitely had a bad case of happy tears at the end.

A book that’s as beautiful and mesmerising as it’s cover, I won’t be forgetting this brilliant read for a long time to come.

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EXCERPT

I sat bolt up right in the chair and stared at the dark line of the forest. My heart slammed against my ribcage when a figure emerged from the heavy foliage.

My breathing paused, fear taking hold, then a familiar pair of leather boots and trousers entered the moonlit lawn. Blades hung at his sides, and his torso was naked under the heavy leather cut.

Flame.

My heart, that was already racing, seemed to beat at an impossible speed. And then Flame lifted his head, and it ceased to beat at all.

The frown that was on his face instantly blanked. His lips mumbling something under his breath, stilling mid-speech.

I clutched the blanket lying over my knees to my chest. I remained frozen, as did Flame. I had not expected him to come tonight, his friend had taken him back to his home. I could see from my window how exhausted he had been. I could see, even in the haze of moonlight, how tired he was still.

Flame’s hands clenched at his sides. His chest heaved with movement that was too quick, then he abruptly turned on his heel, and with a rigid back, he headed back into the forest.

My stomach sank as he turned to leave, and without conscious thought, I slammed my sketchpad shut, shuffled to the edge of the seat and called out, “Wait! Do not go!”

Flame stopped dead.

As did I.

Swallowing back my nerves, my shock at what I had just done, I said, “Please, Flame. Do not go… I… I am glad you are here.”

Flame’s fingers curled and uncurled at his side, then straightening his shoulders, he slowly turned. His large frame was rigid as he faced me once more. Then he just stood. Stood at the end of the forest, his attention fixed forward.

But I wanted him closer.

Still perched on the edge of my seat, I asked, “Would you like to come closer? I… I have been sitting out here alone as I could not sleep. It…” I took a deep breath, fighting my natural instinct to flee, and continued. “It would be nice to have some company.”

Flame remained still, his rigid body convincing me that he would not come any nearer. Then, to my surprise, he began walking, his powerful legs bringing him closer to where I sat.

In the still and silent night, I could hear him counting his steps one to eleven, then repeating it back to himself under his breath. My head tilted to the side as he approached, a swirl of anticipation and fear mixing in my stomach.

His skin on his arms looked newly cut, and I could not help but feel sad for him. For whatever had happened to make him need to harm himself in such a way. Grasping the blade in his hand, his fingers tightened on the handle. Like he needed the blade as a comfort.

As though he was nervous to be here with me now.

Inhaling a long breath, I asked quietly, “Would you like to sit?” I pointed at the chair to in front of mine. Flame looked at the chair through his long black lashes, and exhaling sharply through his nose, sat beside me. I smelled the oil and leather. I smelled the rich musk and spice scent that only belonged to Flame and warmth filled my bones.

He was sat beside me.

Flame was sitting right beside me.

Dropping my eyes to the frayed edges of the gray blanket wrapped around me, I played with the clustered strands of wool just for something to help with the nerves accosting my body.

But Flame was absolutely still. Absolutely silent.

Then I glanced to the side only to see him watching. As soon as our eyes met, he dropped his. A blush raced to fill my cheeks, and for some unknown reason, a whisper of a smile pulled on the corner of my mouth.

Lifting my head, I stared at the large moon, and found the courage to speak, “I did not think you would be coming to see me tonight.”

After several seconds of silence, I believed Flame would not respond. Until I caught him shift in his seat, and he said roughly, “I couldn’t stay away.”

My pulse raced at his response and I whispered, “Why?”

Flame’s shoulder shrugged, then focusing back on the blade in his hand, he said, “I couldn’t stop thinking about you. And I…” Flame trailed off.

“And what?” I pushed.

“I needed to be near you. I needed to know you were safe.”

 

ABOUT TILLIE COLE

Tillie Cole Author PicTillie Cole is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her English rose mother — a farmer’s daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses.

 

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Devil’s Blood (Royal Blood #3) by Amity Cross

Not for the faint hearted Devil’s Blood is the third book in the Royal Blood series by Amity Cross. If you like dark romances this is one for you.

Blurb
We would embrace the darkness together…
Or not at all.

Xavier Blood is a man adrift. And a dangerous man without purpose is a lethal cocktail for disaster. Mercy Reid has her revenge, but it’s not what her heart desires most.

After everything he’s been through, X doesn’t want to know where he came from, let alone who he was. Mercy has become his life, his anchor, his everything, so why should it matter?

Mercy thinks X is delaying the inevitable and pushes him to understand the thing he struggles with the most—his identity—but it might be one push too far in the wrong direction.

Who is Xavier Blood? Only one man has the answer and it’s the man Mercy wants to meet the least. The more X withdraws into his broken mind, the more desperate she becomes to save him, even if it means coming face to face with the man who tortured and conditioned her love to be a cold hearted killer.

The Watchman has the answers, but are they the ones she wants to hear?

Review

The Royal Blood series has been a dark and sometimes difficult read. Full of suspense, intrigue and a gripping storyline, the third book Devil’s Blood is no less captivating than the other books.

With Skyes gone, X and Mercy thought their difficult times may be past but with Royal Blood still on their tail that isn’t an option. X’s conditioning is slowly fading away and his memories are gradually coming back to him. As much as Mercy insists, X doesn’t want to know who he once was – what good would come of it? But his past doesn’t want him to forget and when it catches up to him X must embrace who he once was.

With Royal Blood out for blood they will do anything to keep X in line – even by going after his woman. Mercy is hell bent on getting the answers whether X wants them or not, no matter the cost to herself. When things don’t go as planned, Xavier has no choice but to find out the answer to the question he’s done everything to avoid – who is Xavier Blood?

Devil’s Blood is no less graphic or dark than the rest of the series but what a read! Gripping from start to finish, you never know what’s going to happen next. And of course it’s just as hot and steamy as the other books. All in all a great read – just don’t start this one if you’re in the mood for fairytales and sappy love stories because when the blood starts flying everywhere you’ll be sorely disappointed!

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About Amity Cross

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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Defending Pacer by TJ Hamilton

Defending Pacer by TJ Hamilton is out today! He’s the bad guy from the wrong side of the law and she’s the city’s princess whose there to protect it – a Romeo & Juliet story with a difference.

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Chelsea Tanner’s career as a defence lawyer is rapidly climbing. Her strong ethics and sharp wit in the courtroom has paved her way into becoming an associate of Sydney’s top law firm. She hasn’t lost a single case in her short but successful career. Law is her life, living and breathing it leaves little time for anything more. When a member from the infamous Legano Family is up on a murder charge, Chelsea finds more.

Pacer Fratelli is dark, hard and completely consumed by his new defence lawyer. Chelsea and Pacer’s worlds couldn’t be further apart but he wants more … and what Pacer wants, Pacer gets.

When bad love feels so good, just how far would you go to defend it?

 

Review

Pacer Fratelli is the epitome of bad boy. From an Italian family he’s the guy you call when something needs “clearing up”. When his latest job goes wrong he’s faced with a murder charge and some serious jail time. His only hope is his hot shot lawyer Chelsea Tanner.

Chelsea comes from a powerful and wealthy family making her one of society’s princesses. Her career as a defence lawyer is going from strength to strength and she has never lost a case. When she’s given Pacer as her next client she’s determined to keep her record but she wasn’t betting on their instant attraction.

Chelsea & Pacer couldn’t come from world’s any further apart. Despite his crimes Chelsea can’t help but feel drawn to him and suspects there is much more to Pacer than meets the eye….Can she uncover the betrayals and secrets, and still keep her heart intact?

Wow what a read! Such a great story full of suspense and drama! Chelsea and Pacer have an incredibly hot, passionate relationship and their story will keep you hooked from cover to cover! The web of lies and deception runs deep and I spent a great deal of the book trying to figure out what was coming next. And the leather gloves? Hot damn watch out for those!

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Excerpt

Those damn leather gloves, I blame them.I run my fingers through my hair to blow out at the wet strands that have stuck around my lips, and I grab my glass and gulp the remainder of my week old wine, before flopping back against the couch to collect my thoughts.

Seriously though, what the hell was that?

Pacer Fratelli is my client! A dangerous client. A client who I know is a murderer.

I can’t feel like this, but I do.

His smile flashes before my eyes again. Oh my god, would you just leave me the hell alone? I punch my fists down onto the chair, either side of me.

I strip down as I head to the shower, peeling off each layer like I’m shedding skin and discarding the clothes on the floor with an angry slap. My body is still abuzz with my post-assault, but at the same time, I am pissed off. These thoughts have no place in my mind. They can fuck right off.

A after a good talking to myself in the stream of the cold shower, I throw on my old university sweats, ready to see my night out in front of the coffee table … and all things Pacer Fratelli.

Dangerously hot, Pacer Fratelli.

Gah!

 

About TJ Hamilton
TJ is a former cop, turned writer who uses her first-hand experience of working the city streets of inner city Sydney, to now write sexy stories of mystery and intrigue. Her head has been buried in crime since studying criminology at university over a decade ago, and she just can’t seem to shake her fascination with the macabre. TJ now lives a quiet life in the tropics with her handsome husband and kids where she writes a weekly column for her local newspaper, and spends her days re-living the action packed life she may have once had through her strong fictional characters.

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Exclusive! REAP by Tillie Cole – Cover!

A Tillie Cole EXCULSIVE?! Yes Please! As you know Tillie recently wowed us all with her incredible book RAZE. This week she revealed she’s signed a four book deal, including RAZE for a new series called Scarred Souls! Which means there will be 3 more books featuring our beloved Raze & Kisa!! Today she revealed the cover for the second book in the series REAP and I have never been so excited!

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REAP (Scarred Souls #2) by Tillie Cole

 RELEASE DATE

November 10th 2015

 

 SYNOPSIS

Raised as a prototype for the Georgian Bratva’s obedience drug, 221 fails to think, act or live for himself; his master’s perfectly-crafted killing puppet. Standing at six foot six, weighing two-hundred and fifty pounds, and unrivaled in to-the-death combat, 221 successfully secures business for the Georgian Mafiya Boss of NYC, in the dark world of the criminal underground.

Until his enemies capture him.

Talia Tolstaia dreams to break from the heavy clutches of Bratva life. She dreams of another life—away from the stifling leash of her Russian Bratva Boss father and from the brutality of her work at The Dungeon—her criminal family’s underground death match enterprise. But when she stumbles upon her family’s captive, who is more monster than man, she starts to see the man underneath. A powerful, beautiful, damaged man whose heart calls to hers.

But sacrifices must be made—blood for blood… life for life… Souls for scarred souls…

 

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For Fallon by Soraya Naomi

Another great mafia romance, For Fallon by Soraya Naomi is book one in the Chicago Syndicate series and is definitely one to add to your collection!

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Synopsis

We all have a façade, a concealed mask we wear to portray ourselves to the world.

Fallon’s mask is real, what you see is what you get. Growing up with two loving parents in Chicago, graduating in Chicago, and now working a job she loves, she enjoys her life.

Her untarnished world is shaken when Luca crosses her path.

Luca’s mask is tightly controlled. Distrust, rivalry, and violence rule his life.

When confronted with insecurities, when the one you love wears his mask perfectly, when your life unravels and you don’t know why, do you keep trusting the person you love?

Everyone has a façade. Everyone has an ulterior motive.

A Contemporary Romance/ Romantic Suspense in dual point of view.

*Contains violence and sex not suitable for minors.

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Review

Living with her bestfriend and doing a job she loves Fallon’s life is treating her well. It only took one night and one chance meeting to flip it upside down. When Fallon meets a handsome stranger on a night out she doesn’t think anything of it. When she bumps into him again at her local café she just think its good fortune – but is everything as it seems?

Luca is a powerful and dangerous man, one who is high up in the Chicago Syndicate. His meeting with Fallon wasn’t by chance but rather through his own manipulation. He wasn’t meant to get close to her, wasn’t meant to do anything other than find out what she knew, but he couldn’t help himself.

Luca and Fallon have an instant connection that’s hard to ignore, and despite their growing relationship Fallon knows he’s keeping something from her. When troubling events start to unfold Luca has no choice but to come clean about his undercover life, yet nothing could have prepared him for what came next.

I really enjoyed this book – especially the twists and turns that unfold in the last half of the book which I didn’t see coming! Packed with excitement and drama this made for a great read – and what a cliffhanger! Can’t wait to read the next books in the series!

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About Soraya Naomi

“For Fallon (Chicago Syndicate, #1)” voted “Best Breakout Novel 2014” by Novel Grounds Semi Annual Literary Awards.

Soraya Naomi’s debut series Chicago Syndicate is a Romantic Suspense/Dark Romance/Mafia Romance filled with love, lies, deceit, and betrayal.

Soraya Naomi is also an ardent reader and reads many genres, but she favours intense, dark, seductive, and provocative novels where the male character loves fiercely without remorse or boundaries.

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Fervent by Gemma James

Book three in the Condemned Series, Fervent is a dark romance with scenes which some may find distressing. Not one for the faint hearted for sure!

Synopsis

I never imagined things could get worse, but they do. The men who took us show no mercy. They won’t stop until they’ve destroyed Rafe for something he has no memory of, and I’m their weapon of choice.

Tortured and defiled, they make me wish I was back in that cabin where death was favorable to drawing another breath, but our captors can’t break what’s already broken.

What scares me is the madness I see festering inside Rafe. I’ve taken his freedom, his career, his reputation, yet despite all I’ve done, he’s determined to fight for me, kill for me, give everything he is for me.

He’ll even die for me.

 

NOTE TO READERS

FERVENT is a new adult dark romance with disturbing themes and explicit content, including sexual scenes and violence that may offend some. Intended for mature audiences. Part three of the CONDEMNED series. This is not a stand-alone read! Please begin with TORRENT and RAMPANT, otherwise, FERVENT might not make much sense.

 

 

Review

The Condemned series is quite a dark read which deals with difficult issues such as kidnap and rape, so if you’re looking for a light hearted romance this isn’t one for you. Rafe has lost his memory after he was shot and now with Alex has been taken from the island by people they’ve never met before. Both of them are suffering from the physical and mental abuse that they’ve been put from, and just when they thought they could start again, their lives are upheaved once again when they’re put in the boot of a car.

After the time she spent with her brother Alex is barely holding on, and with Rafe not remembering his past they’re struggling to keep it together. When they reach their destination and find out who has taken them, more shocks and betrayals are in store. Locked in a dark room together they must face their demons head on and try to stay alive.

This book is very much the dark read the previous two were, perhaps even more so. Both of the characters are so emotionally and physically damaged, you do find yourself thinking will they ever get their HEA. There are definitely a few scenes which some may find difficult to read, and its not a happy go lucky story that’s for sure. Having said that though I think Gemma James has handled each situation very well, and the way she’s written it is brilliant. I’m intrigued to find out what happens in the next book – will these two ever get a break!!

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About Gemma

Gemma James is the multi-genre author of several novels and novellas, from new adult suspense to dark erotic romance. She loves to explore the darker side of human nature in her fiction. She’s morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy, from deviant sex to serial killers. Readers have described her stories as being “not for the faint of heart.”

She lives in Oregon with her husband and their four children—three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone’s attention.

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