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Cover Reveal: ‘Devil’s Duet’ by Eva Charles

The Devil’s Duet
Author: Eva Charles
Genre: Dark Romance/Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs
Photo: Wander Aguiar
Models: Zack Salaun & Adrea

I’m the devil’s spawn.

The son of evil incarnate.

The heir to corruption and depravity.


Gabrielle Duval once belonged to me. And whether she likes it or not, she’s destined to be mine again. What will it take to lure this luscious woman back into my bed? A deal with the devil himself, of course.


My name is JD Wilder, and this is the story of how I reclaim what’s mine.

Releasing February 21, 2019
Releasing March 21, 2019


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A confirmed city-girl, Eva moved to rural Western Massachusetts in 2014. She found herself living in the woods with no job, no friends (unless you count the turkey, deer, and coyote roaming the backyard), and no children underfoot, wondering what on earth she had been thinking. But as it turned out, it was the perfect setting to take all those yarns spinning in her head and weave them into steamy love stories.

A romantic at heart, Eva looks forward to date night all week. The perfect evening includes well-crafted cocktails, a fabulous perfume, Cherry Garcia ice cream, and her husband, of course. If you add good friends, live jazz, and impossible shoes, she will follow you anywhere.

Eva holds a BA from Boston College, and a JD from the Washington College of Law. She spent a career working in domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and civil rights. Aspects of this work often find their way into her books.

When she’s not writing sexy stories, trying to squeeze information out of her tight-lipped sons, or playing with the two cutest dogs you’ve ever seen, Eva’s creating chapters in her own love story.

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Release Blitz: ‘Micaden’s Madness’ by V.F. Mason

Title: Micaden’s Madness
Author: V.F. Mason
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: January 8, 2019

If madness has a name…it’s hers. 


She is an artist seeking solace.

He is a serial killer seeking vengeance.


She doesn’t remember.

He remembers it all.


She is broken.

He is obsessed.


She wants truth.

He wants revenge.


One of them is guilty.

One of them is innocent.


Both of them want to win.

And for that one of them has to die.


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V.F. Mason always loved reading books and had quite a few fights with her momma over the genre she liked (romance, duh!) She studied filmmaking and thought that would feed her desire for stories, but that didn’t happen. Finally, when she was tired of all those voices in her head, she sat down and wrote a book. It was a huge decision to make and she thanks her friends and family for supporting her in it. When she is not writing, she can be found with her friends doing all sorts of crazy things or reading recent romance books that were written by her favorite authors.


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Release Blitz: ‘Deception and Chaos’ by S.M. Soto

Title: Deception and Chaos
Series: Chaos #1
Author: S.M. Soto
Genre: Dark Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: November 1, 2018


Sophia Cova lived a quiet, normal life, shadowed in sadness after the loss of her parents in a tragic airline accident. With her older brother being her only living relative and her anchor, Sophia is sure she’s destined for a brighter future. But that was until she was taken.

Stolen from her mundane, orderly life, she was drugged, and woke to every woman’s worst nightmare.

With only four grimy basement walls and a rancid mattress, she loses her sense of time, and preserves what’s left of her dignity by hurtling herself into the safety of her mind. The men, the beatings, they come and go with no reaction, until she hears one word that sends an arctic chill through her body. Sold.

On the eve of Sophia’s bidding, at one of the largest sexual slavery rings in the world, all hell breaks loose in the mansion of horrors. Gunfire and screams erupt all around her, as panic rises.

Snatched by one monster only to be taken by another, Sophia slowly starts to learn that not everything is as it seems. When secrets unravel, and the twisted game of cat and mouse ensues, The Puppeteer pulls his favorite strings and chaos brews.

Lives are lost while the clock ticks, and only time will tell who will be killed next…

WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious content, strong language, and graphic violence. May contain triggers for abuse victims.


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S.M. Soto was born and raised in Northern California where she currently resides with her son. Her love for reading began when she was a young girl, and has only continued to grow into adulthood. S.M. lives for reading books in the romance genre and writing novels with relatable characters. She refers to herself as a bit of a romance junkie. S.M. loves to connect with readers and eat copious of donuts that will surely lead to her demise (carbs are life).


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Book Review: ‘The Virgin and the Beast’ by Stasia Black

Title: The Virgin and the Beast: A Dark Erotic Beauty and the Beast Tale (Stud Ranch Standalone)

Published: 30th July 2017

Author: Stasia Black

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They say good things come to those who wait.


My whole life has been about waiting. Playing it safe. Be the good girl, don’t color outside the lines. Put in the hard work trying to prove myself to Dad, then to my college professors, then to my boss at New World Media. Just waiting for the day when it will all pay off.

And right when it was all starting to—I finally had the house, the job, I was even thinking about getting a cat—boom!—my life explodes and suddenly now I’m here and—

“All done,” the doctor interrupts my thoughts, pulling off her gloves with a loud snap.

Even from the bed where I’m lying, my legs spread like the Thanksgiving turkey, I can hear the impatient growl of the man standing in the doorway. If you can even call him a man. More like a beast out of a friggin’ fairytale. “Well?”

Her pronouncement echoes throughout the room while the speculum is still inside me. “She’s a virgin.”

Intended for mature audience. Steamy romance with dark themes.



Full disclosure this is a story involving Master/Slave roles not Dom/Sub. The slave, or pet as he likes to call her, must submit completely and trust her Master to take care of her every need. The feeding from his hands, him leading her around, telling her what to do/not do and beyond controlling things in the bedroom department you can just about get your head around but the tampons thing I think was a step too far. I mean there’s close and then there’s too close. If you are looking for a sexy twist on the classic this could be for you. However if you are just thinking it will be a sweet Beauty and the Beast romance you should step away. The theme is there, basics with her father being in trouble, Xavier keeping her and him being a beast of a man with scars, buts that’s as far as it goes. Well he does also have a big library so that is something.

So Melanie is not having the best of days. In the wake of her fathers impending court case with him on trial with fraud she thought that would be the worst of it. Not so much when she gets fired from her job because of it. No matter how hard she might try to get them to change their minds seems she’s out and now going to be in trouble with having no income. Chances of getting another job also being very slim. So when she gets an unexpected visitor who offers her a way out you may just think she would take it. This mystery person the lawyer is representing says his client is willing to get her father out of the country and set up somewhere safe. In exchange she just has to give up a year of her life to spend with said mystery man, oh and also be the mother of his future heir he wants. You know nothing too crazy right? To say she sees red and wants to throw him out the nearest window would be an understatement but he seems to think she will come around in the end. Seems he was right to think that when she gets home and realizes just how much trouble her father is really in, her also with death threats coming in from some very bad people. So she does the unthinkable, she calls that number and signs on the dotted line thinking it’s just a year and a baby (ok breath Melanie), what’s the worst that could happen? Well…

So her father gets carted off to place unknown for his safely while she is transported to god knows where to meet her mystery man. She gets a shock and some second thoughts when she meets him. Not just from his scars but from the size of him and his persona. Dominance pulses off him and she can do nothing but shrink into herself. As the blurb suggests the first thing that happens is she is examined. Seems mystery man is very pleased that she is a virgin, something she is now a bit scared of thinking of the size of him. For the first few days she just thinks he is going to pounce on her with no say so but he just vanishes. Seems to put her into a false sense of calm because he was just waiting until he had proof her father was someone safe. This is his green light but she just wants to slow things down and actually talk. Before that moment I think she thought this baby was going to be made with a turkey baster, um wrong. From this moment the energy between them changes. He knows she is a virgin but doesn’t say anything to put her at ease it’s more about knowing her body and reading her responses to him, which she has plenty. This first time is very much forced submission, something she never thought she would want to do but can’t seem to, or want to, say no.

It’s from this moment on that things start to change for her and not in a great way to begin with. Melanie doesn’t want to lose her own independence and feels she is losing herself the longer she is with Xavier. He is asking things of her that she doesn’t want to do, well at first anyway, submitting and being fed from the floor by his feet being a few. He wants to become her Master and have control over her to keep her safe but he doesn’t always go about it the right way. Perhaps if he had explained why he is the way he is sooner things may have started differently, you know without feeling the need to punish her by putting her in a dog cage outside when she broke a rule, but that’s his shortcomings. One thing that is clear is that he wants her to come to him. He needs to break her down to see whether he would be able to keep her. He runs a horse sanctuary and sometimes has wild horses he needs break so is using the same tactics on her. Not that she realizes this straight away. One thing he makes clear is that after that first time if she wants him again she is going to need to beg. He has ways to get her to the point of madness, as everything is so new to her. He does get a bit creative with what to get her ‘off’ with when refusing her what she is slowly craving. The longer this progresses the more she starts to crave his way of life he has made for her. Though on more than one occasion she does think her feelings could be that of Stockholm which is worrying but she made her bed and seems to like having Xavier lying in it.

Xavier calls Melanie Precious in moments when he feels she is slowly starting to let her guard down and let him in. This is a bit of a clue to how he feels about her even if he can’t say it yet but his own demons our holding him back from seeing where it could go and if he could really keep her for good. Trust has to go both ways and until that happens they can’t move forward.

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Release Blitz: ‘Locked’ by Clarissa Wild

Title: Locked
Author: Clarissa Wild
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: November 28, 2017

People say I’m ferocious. Wild. Dangerous.

They’re right. That’s why I live on an island alone.

The jungle is my home. My personal prison.

Until she arrived.

The moment her helicopter crashed on my land, everything changed.

She’s the only survivor … And I’m keeping her locked up in a pit.

It’s been too long since I last touched a woman, especially one so beautiful.

It makes me hunger for her.

I want her … So I’ll keep her …

And I’ll make her mine.



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When she hands me the flask back, I place it on the table and go back to the box, fishing out a few pieces of jerky. The moment she sees me holding them, her face contorts. I still attempt to give it to her. With a smile too.

Still, she shakes her head at the meat.

What is wrong with this woman?

Why won’t she eat?

I even gave her a smile and everything. What else does she want from me?

Does she not want to live at all or what?

I push it against her lips and say, “Eat.”

“No …” she mumbles, leaning back as far as possible.

I growl, “Eat.”

Her eyes dart up to mine, so I gaze at her with equal ferocity. I haven’t met a lot of women, most of them were just as scared of me as she was, but none of them were this fiery. This one’s gutsy. I like it.

What I don’t like is how she keeps refusing to eat. She has to eat something. Otherwise, she’ll die.

“Eat,” I say again, losing my patience.

I hold it up to her mouth and wait until she opens it. She takes the tiniest of tiny nibbles and chews on it with a face that reminds me of the ones I saw before I was on this island … back when I still thought I could adapt to their world.

My face darkens as I watch her chew with reluctance until she swallows and coughs immediately after.

I nod and hold out the meat again.

“No, no more, please,” she says, her voice croaky.

I grunt and place the jerky on the nightstand beside the bed. Frustrated, I turn around and leave the hut, slamming the door shut behind me.

I wish I understood women, but I don’t. I don’t fucking understand any person, at all.

That’s why I live on my own, and having her here only reminds me of that fact.

Maybe I should’ve gotten rid of her, after all. It would’ve saved me the trouble of looking out for her, feeding her, giving her my bed.


I grasp the ax from the box outside and begin chopping wood. It’s the only thing I can do when my mind is going in circles. I need to get this shit off my mind and focus on work. Things I can actually fix, instead of … women.

Why do females have to be so complicated?

I gave her food, and she’s not even thankful.

She won’t eat, she didn’t thank me for rescuing her, and she keeps running away.

I sigh and ram the ax into the block, letting out all my anger on the wood.

I refuse to give up. I made my choice, and I’m sticking with it. I will just have to tame the girl.

One way or another, she will eat, and she will adjust. Maybe in time, she’ll learn to appreciate the island … and maybe even start cooking for me.

Yeah, that’d be nice.

Her, me, a spit-roast on the beach, and a fur blanket to cuddle on.

My mouth waters at the thought.

Maybe this girl destroyed some of the jungle, but it doesn’t have to all be bad.

She could be my woman.

That’d definitely be nice.

Author Bio


Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, best known for the dark Romance novel Mr. X. Her novels include the Fierce Series, the Delirious Series, the Stalker Duology, Twenty-One (21), Ultimate Sin, Viktor, Bad Teacher, RUIN, the Indecent Games Series, FATHER, and CAGED. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.

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