Thursday, October 19, 2017

TBT: Escape by Kenya Wright with review



Title: Escape
Author: Kenya Wright
Series: The Vampire King bk 1
Publisher: Secret Cravings

A domina’s only purpose in life was to birth vampire children for the Quiet King. Any human woman with the domina gene spent their lives in the castle under strict rules and the guards’ watchful eyes. Brie has been a domina for two years. After witnessing the slaughter of babies, she plans to escape and seeks help from Samuel, a vampire known for aiding many out of slavery.

However, Samuel has only one policy. He won’t help dominas escape the king. The penalty is too high and their blood triggers powers in him that he doesn’t want released. So Brie is forced to lie about being a domina and Samuel is lured in by her blood. Something emerges within them that they can’t deny, overwhelming their every cell and igniting an all-consuming hunger that neither can flee.


Review


Who the heck is Kenya Wright? I asked myself when I clicked on her email. Well, Kenya Wright seems to be an author to watch it turns out.
You know, not even a year ago I was safe and happy reading in my own little bubble with my comfortable authors I know and love never once wanting to break out and try an author no one’s never heard of, much less an author that self published. I have no idea why I was so tight laced about it. But never again! Yeah, there are some bad apples in the bunch, just like with everything but Escape was so far from only an ok read.
When I first glanced over the book, I was really disappointed that it was only about a hundred pages. I thought; ‘What the heck kind of story can be filled in that amount of time and still have a satisfactorily ending?’ Well, it was not a great ending since it turned out to be the first in a series, so the story will continue on into bk2. BUT, the story in between? S*@%T! One word. Explosive.
The sex was amazing! The plot was inventive. The characters were out of this world good; From the blind vampire king to the people who lived in the sewer; it was….really good. I loved the epilogue that was told by Samuel, the hero. Totally got you on the edge of your seat waiting for more from Kenya Wright. And oh I almost forgot! The illustrations in the book were something new, gave a whole new perspective on the story, a good one though. The pictures reminded me a lot of The Kama Sutra.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Bk Bundle Spotlight: The Heir Club of Scoundrels by Amelia Grey



THE HEIRS’ CLUB OF SCOUNDRELS

The notorious members of the Heirs’ Club are rogues who don’t believe in love—until they meet the women who can beat them at their own game. For the first time, together in one wickedly romantic e-bundle, Amelia Grey’s The Heirs’ Club of Scoundrels series:

THE DUKE IN MY BED (originally published January 2015 in mass market paperback and eBook)

Bray, the future Duke of Drakestone, can’t resist a challenge—even one that results in him being forced to marry one of his challenger’s five sisters, sight unseen. Except Miss Louisa Prim has no intention of marrying Bray, and with her rejection just another challenge, all bets are off in this game of love.

THE EARL CLAIMS A BRIDE (originally published August 2015 in mass market paperback and eBook)

The newest member of the Heirs’ Club, Harrison Thornwick’s carefree days as a reckless rogue are behind him after tragedy strikes and makes him the head of his family’s estate. Now the Prince himself strongly suggests he marry Miss Angelina Rule. Both Harrison and his bride-to-be dislike their arrangement, so they devise a scheme to work in both their favors…until a desire neither one of them expected becomes too powerful for them to deny.

WEDDING NIGHT WITH THE EARL (originally published March 2016 in mass market paperback and eBook)

Adam, the Earl of Greyhawke, is through with marriage and is more interested in carousing and gambling at the Heirs’ Club. But when he’s thrust back into Society, an encounter with the witty Miss Katherine Wright tests Adam’s resolve in remaining a bachelor. He decides their powerful attraction may be worth the risk of falling in love.

THE DUKE AND MISS CHRISTMAS: THE HEIRS’ CLUB OF SCOUNDRELS: A NOVELLA (originally published October 2015 in eBook)

Crispin, the Duke of Hurst, has never met a woman he couldn’t handle—until he’s hit over the head with a basketful of mistletoe by Miss Gwen Prim and Crispin realizes he’s finally met his match. Although mortified that she attacked a duke, Gwen’s more concerned about the way she feels when she’s near Crispin…could it be the magic of Christmas or will the holiday season end with a proposal she didn’t expect?

MISTLETOE, MISCHIEF, AND THE MARQUIS: THE HEIRS’ CLUB OF SCOUNDRELS: A NOVELLA (originally published December 2016 in eBook)

Seth, the Marquis of Wythebury, is expecting an ordinary Christmas—until the beautiful Miss Lillian Prim takes him to task on how he’s raising his young nephews. No one has ever been brave enough to challenge him, and Seth is finding it difficult to resist the attraction he feels towards her, even though she’s his best friend’s sister. Lillian has no intention of falling in love with the Marquis. But with Lillian’s goal of creating some Christmastide mischief, their holiday could end with a love to outlast the season.


Thursday, October 12, 2017

TBT: A Gentleman Never Tells by Amelia Grey

Title: A Gentleman Never Tells
Author: Amelia Grey
Series: The Rogues Dynasty bk 4
A stolen kiss from a stranger...
As if from a dream, Lady Gabrielle walked from the mist and into Viscount Brentwood's arms. Within moments, he's embroiled in more scandal than he ever thought possible...
Can sink even a perfect gentleman...
Beautiful, clever, and courageous, Lady Gabrielle needs Brent's help to get out of a seriously bad situation. But the more she gets to know him, the worse she feels about ruining his life...
Enter the unforgettable world of Amelia Grey's sparkling Regency London, where a single encounter may have devastating consequences for a gentleman and a lady...


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Series Spotlight: It's All About the Duke by Amelia Grey


Title: It's All About the Duke
Author: Amelia Grey
Series: The Rakes of St. James bk 3
Publisher: St. Martin's

Rust Rathbrune, the Duke of Rathburne, has never sought redemption for his wicked ways—until an ill family friend asks Rath to take over guardianship of his ward, and Rath thinks a little penitence is justified after all.

But when Miss Marlena Fast arrives, she's nothing like the twelve year old ruffian he remembers. Instead, this gorgeous, red-haired beauty is everything he ever wanted, and Rath is determined to make Marlena his wife—unfortunately the bold and clever young lady wants nothing to do with him.

Rath is everything Marlena imagined him to be and more. Even though she finds herself drawn to the rakish duke, she holds a secret that would ruin any future between them if revealed.

Will Rath's past and Marlena's secret tear their relationship apart, or will they be able to trust in love?


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Pre-Order Spotlight: To the Duke, With Love by Amelia Grey


Title: To The Duke, With Love
Author: Amelia Grey
Series: The Rakes of St. James Bk 2
Publisher: St. Martin's



Sloane Knox, The Duke of Hawksthorn is guardian for his eighteen-year-old sister who is set to make her debut in the spring. But due to circumstances involving Hawk’s misguided past he’s hoping to avoid the Season by securing a match for her before it begins. He has the perfect man in mind, a gentle soul he feels certain will be a good match for his sweet sister.

When Hawk goes to see the chap, he encounters Miss Loretta Quick instead. She’s witty, gorgeous, and clearly not the least bit enchanted by him. Had he not been so intrigued he might have been insulted. He’s even more surprised when he learns that the fiery female is that “gentle soul’s” sister. And the more he gets to know her, the more he is determined to make her his. But Hawk soon discovers the miss has a mind of her own as she manages to undermine his every tactic to arrange a match between their siblings. She also makes it clear she will do everything in her power to challenge his attempts to win her affection.

Miss Loretta Quick barely escaped an arranged marriage to a Viscount by her tyrannical uncle. Now the irritatingly and captivating Duke of Hawksthorn shows up at her door seeking out another sort of arranged union — this time between her beloved brother and the duke’s sister. Determined that her brother should be able to make his own choice and marry for love or not at all, she promises the duke she will do everything within her power to protect her brother from a marriage arranged by a scoundrel duke waving money and prestige in front of him.

Loretta also learns that she must protect more than just her brother when she realizes she’s losing her own heart to the rakish duke.




Monday, October 9, 2017

New Series Spotlight: Last Night With the Duke by Amelia Grey


Title: Last Night With the Duke
Author: Amelia Grey
Series: The Rakes of St. James bk 1
Publisher: St. Martins

Could finding love be his greatest scandal of all?


The Duke of Griffin has never lived down his reputation as one of the Rakes of St. James. Now rumors are swirling that his twin sisters may bear the brunt of his past follies. Hiring a competent chaperone is the only thing Griffin has on his mind--until he meets the lovely and intriguing Miss Esmeralda Swift. In ways he could never have expected, she arouses more than just his curiosity.

Esmeralda Swift considered herself too sensible to ever fall for a scoundrel, but that was before she met the irresistibly seductive Duke of Griffin. His employment offer proves too tempting for her to resist. She can’t afford to be distracted by his devilish charms because the stakes are so high for his sisters’ debut Season. . .unless one of London’s most notorious rakes has had a change of heart and is ready to make Esmeralda his bride?


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

New Release Tuesday: Gentlemen Prefer Heiresses by Lorraine Heath


Title: Gentlemen Prefer Heiresses
Author: Lorraine Heath
Series: Scandalous of St. James #4.5
Publication: Avon Impulse
Pub Date: TODAY



Lord Andrew Mabry, the second son of the Duke of Greystone, has no desire to marry. As the spare, he has no obligation to provide an heir and he rather enjoys spending his days and nights in play with the demimonde. But more and more of late, he finds himself wanting to play naughty games with the American heiress, Gina Hammersley.

After her scandalous older sister marries a marquess, Gina Hammersley suddenly finds herself the darling of London with beaux a plenty calling on her, sending flowers, and filling her dance cards. Unfortunately, the one she desires most is the one who has no wish to be caught in the marriage trap: Lord Andrew Mabry.

But when they are discovered in a compromising situation, this unlikely pair must decide whether to face scandal or discover if the passion they’ve always felt is strong enough to lead them into love.