Asylum: a dark suspense saga by Kathryn Orzech #Review @KathrynObooks @HuffPost @HuffPostBooks


 

 

 

The book does a past and present POV SO we go between the late 1800’s in young Maggie Delito’s childhood. She is exposed to a scandal. I really dont know how much Maggie actually understood. The time when this occurred she was like 13 so how much did she really understand or comprehend? Apparently enough  WOW Back in this time period people who were troubled were essentially committed. Maggie was one.

Present time brings us to Laura Delito. Laura is timid and somewhat troubled while she inherits her family’s jewelry business. This part of the story I really enjoyed. There is talk of marketing, other brands of jewelry and stores where they are sold. The business is in trouble, Laura is a semi-reclusive person and the family has secrets!

What I liked was the business part. What I wasn’t a fan of was the character’s naive attitude towards friends and business. I DO understand that her upbringing was what caused her to have a small backbone, but there were times that I was yelling at her. Some of her so called friends joined in with business associates and family to make sure she did not succeed, so for me that was overkill.

 

 

 

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Kathryn Orzech, a seasoned world traveler, writes mystery, suspense, and thrillers set in “New England and other exotic locations” with female protagonists who confront extraordinary situations, flirt with romance, and brush with the supernatural.

An avid film fan and self-proclaimed news nerd, her interests include history and geopolitics, society 
and culture, psychology, science, and parapsychology, leaving few subjects off her literary table. She created and maintains DreamWatch.com, a website where everyday people share true paranormal experiences. Online since the 1990s, DreamWatch has welcomed visitors from more than 50 countries and across the USA, it inspired her psychic thriller, Premonition of Terror.

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Asylum: a dark suspense saga by Kathryn Orzech @KathrynObooks @HuffPost HuffPostBooks


 

ON AN INNOCENT DAY IN 1899 while her father travels abroad, twelve-year-old Maggie Delito unwittingly witnesses a shocking scandal. The next morning, she’s dragged from the family estate and locked in an asylum, along with the shameful secret she did not want to know. Beneath the asylum’s polish of respectability, a wicked villainy hides in dank shadows—and Maggie fears she might be its next victim.

SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS LATER, Laura Delito inherits more than ancestral assets when her prestigious family’s mysterious past comes knocking. After sacrificing an independent career at the brink of success, she assumes control of Delito’s failing jewelry business while daring to expose its ghosts—a strange old woman, cryptic messages, and a rare antique key that might unlock the truth. As she pursues clues from the Northeast to North Africa, she’s unaware of a vengeful rage that smolders close to home.

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Kathryn Orzech, a seasoned world traveler, writes mystery, suspense, and thrillers set in “New England and other exotic locations” with female protagonists who confront extraordinary situations, flirt with romance, and brush with the supernatural.

An avid film fan and self-proclaimed news nerd, her interests include history and geopolitics, society 
and culture, psychology, science, and parapsychology, leaving few subjects off her literary table. She created and maintains DreamWatch.com, a website where everyday people share true paranormal experiences. Online since the 1990s, DreamWatch has welcomed visitors from more than 50 countries and across the USA, it inspired her psychic thriller, Premonition of Terror.

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Midnight Show by Mira Day @MiraDayAuthor @EJBookPromos


Title: Midnight Show
Author: Mira Day
Genre: Suspense
Release Date: July 18, 2017
My Jenny. 

Best friends since we were five years old. She was there for me when I lost my mom. There for me when my dad used me as a punching bag. She was my rock and I needed her more than she ever knew. 

It’s been so long since I’ve seen her. So long since I’ve held her hand and felt her heartbeat nearly in sync with my own. She came back for me; my rock, to help me bury the man who shaped who I’ve become.

But she didn’t come alone. 

I was used to losing parents, but losing Jenny? To him? No. She’s MY Jenny.

Michael pours me another glass of bourbon. Its burn is nothing compared to the tortured world inside my mind. 

“We’ll make sure she never leaves us…ever again.”

I nod my head as the room goes dark.

I can keep a secret.

Mira Day is a Contemporary Romance/Fiction writer, born in the Carolinas with a passion for food. She loves the outdoors, NFL football and exclamation points! You’ll usually find her slinging coffee at Starbucks, writing, making jewelry or catching up with Friends on Netflix.

 

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Criminal Attraction by Renea Porter #Cover @EJBookPromos


Title: Criminal Attraction
Series: Attraction Series #1
Author: Renea Porter
Genre: Dark Romance/Mafia/Suspense
Release Date: February 22, 2017 


Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

For Rose Hart, Luca Fascinelli is enemy number one. He’s the means to an end. She’s been waiting years for this. Everything she has worked for has led up to this point.

Revenge.

Instead of being the one with the gun, Luca is now facing the barrel of one. Rose has questions and Luca may have the answers. But will it be the answers she’s looking for?

Will she be able to pull the trigger? Or has Luca snuck his way into her heart?


Luca reaches across the table for my hand. “Have you decided if you like me or not?” He winks.

“I already told you I like you.”

“I like you, too. So do you want to make it official and be my girlfriend?” He flashes me a toothy grin.

“I thought you’d never ask.” My smile matches his. “I’d love to.”

“I’m glad.” He clears his throat. “Sorry. I’m not usually this mushy.” He feels his forehead. “I must be coming down with something.”

I laugh. “You totally are. Or maybe some woman is making you become a softie.”

He chuckles. “I’m totally blaming you if the guys give me shit.”

“So, are you going to take me on dates and shit?”

“Don’t you know this is, like, our third date? Like, officially and shit.”

“Damn. The guys are so going to give it you,” I tease.

The food arrives and we start to eat.

“Well, since you’re my girlfriend and shit, my family gets together every Sunday evening for dinner. You game for the Fascinelli family?”

I take a sip of my tea before answering. “I’d love to. However, your mom already invited me when I saw her earlier.”

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She mainly writes New Adult and Contemporary Romances. However, she’s not afraid to venture into other genre’s like Paranormal Romance.

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The Preacher’s Daughter by Shelly Morgan @ejbookpromos @Shelly_Morgan34


Title: The Preacher’s Daughter
Series: Rough Riders MC
Author: Shelly Morgan
Genre: Romance, Suspense, MC
Release Date: January 25, 2017
Angelica Hock is the preacher’s daughter, and that’s all she’s ever been known as. 
Her life has already been planned out for her, right down to what college she’ll attend and what her major will be. Which is inconsequential, since she’s expected to marry a man of her parents’ choosing, bear his children, and be a stay-at-home mother.
A trip to the wrong side of town puts her in the middle of a living nightmare when she’s saved by a dark knight. He makes her feel things she never dreamed possible. But reality slaps her in the face when she learns he’s no different from anyone else. 

Taking matters into her own hands, she buys a one-way ticket to Reno—new town, new friends, new life. She even decides to change her name. 
Torq is a member of the Rough Riders and not a man to mess with.
Having a drink at Bottoms Up—a strip club his MC owns—he sees Angel dance for the first time. Only she turns out to be the girl he saved from being sold as a sex slave; she’s the preacher’s kid. But she’s not like he remembered, which only makes him want her more. 
When someone comes into town with a grudge, Angel will be put in the line of fire, because everyone knows the best way to hurt your enemy is to hurt the person they care about the most.
He’s already saved her once, but he’d gladly go to hell and back to do it again. 
*** WARNING: Book does end with a cliffhanger. ***

I grew up in a small town in Iowa. I have 2 older sisters and amazing parents. Growing up, I was always a daddy’s girl, hanging out with him in the garage, fishing, and building stuff. I loved to play softball and swimming, but reading, telling stories, and writing were my passion, even at a young age. I took a break from writing for a while, but you could always find me with a book in my hand.

I have three children – two boys and a girl. They are my whole world. Even when I’m having the worst day ever, they brighten up my day and make me smile.
A few years ago, there was this story that would always play out in my head and no matter how many times I went through it, from beginning to end, it would never fade. So I decided to put it on paper. I didn’t plan on publishing it, but when it was almost done, a friend asked to read it. She said it was a story that needed to be shared. And that’s what started my writing career.

I love all genres of books, and even though I started with writing MC Romance, I have a whole book of ideas, so you can expect more from me than just MC, though romance is in my blood.
Even though I currently work two jobs, my ultimate dream is to become a full time author. I want to be able to spend my days filling pages with stories. I want to be the reason people find a reason to smile or laugh from lines on a page. Reading a book allows me to live in someone else’s shoes, even if only for a few minutes. It’s a way to leave my life and troubles behind and I want to be help others do that as well.

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Relinquished by K.A. Hunter @KimiFloresReads @OnceUponAnAlpha #Review


 

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As a fan of this author and her other series, I gotta say this is gritty. I was surprised at how easily the transition was for me as a reader. The main character Jules is thrust into a romance with Holden even though there is a firm warning from Dante, Holden’s brother. The set-up for the story is Jules and her search for her presumed missing foster-sister. So Jules is created with vengeance and survival twisted into one amazing girl.

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Jules Donovan being focused on her goals and constantly looking over her should is what makes this a classic page turner. Now there is a decent amount of drama  and angst but I dare say it was the naughty that made me love Holden. Being well equipped to take care of herself, Jules being self-reliant is something that Holden didn’t get. The author creates Holden with a very traditional picture. He is the swoon type and Jules is sorta confused at times thinking why Holden would want her sexually or even just being attracted to her. So her self-esteem plays very well into the plot.

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When I was about halfway through the book I started to get anxious, this is where the plot starts to unwind. Watch out this is when the bad guys are beginning to act out leaving Jules and Hunter at risk.  oh my goodness

It is a serious must read. If you like Lisa Jackson, Pamela Clare, and Sandra Brown, then this is for you. It is romantic suspense at it’s best. I think this would make a great movie!

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**TRIGGER WARNING…this novel contains non-explicit scenes of abuse. There is strong language throughout. Relinquished is intended for mature readers**

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Volunteering is extremely important to her, and she and her family work with several local non-profit organizations. A portion of her sales will always go to charity.

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Undeniably His (A Billionaire Love Story) by Amanda Chayse #Review @AutAmandaChayse


 

 

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I loved it from beginning to end. The story was filled with steam so beware you will need a pot holder for those ever so hot pages! Beneath the steam lies a reveal that haunted me. A ton of corporate dealings lead a marketing genius, Mr Davis to seek an assistant and confidant, which he finds in Annabelle. She is literally a step away from an overdrawn checking account when she interviews for a job. Annabelle is a character that I adored. She has so much to offer and just graduating in this economy leaves her stalled. It is a really current issue that lends to the real reasons why I loved her.e9cf6-recommended2bhighly2bgreen

This book can draw you in using real issues that make you so much more involved.  When Annabelle interviews for an advertising and marketing job with Kalin the author creates a real life agency with real life drama. I appreciated the fact that the author doesnt hand things to you, but creates a real page turning plot.

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As she grew up, she focused on passionate stories of strong men and women, oftentimes facing impossible odds, and in relationships that made them even better together.

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I never realized how far I would go for love…until I met him.

When I interviewed for a job at Kalin Davis’s advertising firm, I didn’t think I would interview with him personally.

I sure didn’t think I would spend a night at his beach home, lying naked in his bed with his arms around me.

And I definitely didn’t think I’d end up crouched behind a bar, clutching a gun, listening to the cold steps of a killer approach me.

One betrayal leads to another, and in the end we’re both questioning who we can trust…even each other.

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Undercover Lovers (L.A. Girls Romance Series) by Julia Derek @juliaderekNY #Spotlight


 
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Annika’s real name is Gabi and she isn’t really a trainer from Sweden but a rookie cop from L.A. She’s working at a Manhattan health club to help the feds nail a covert drug lord. In order to do so, she must infiltrate his world by becoming his trainer.Getting on the fast track to becomean LAPD detective isn’t the only reason Gabi took this dangerous undercover assignment. She also views it as the ideal opportunity to get over her cheatingex-fiancé.In the hope of acquiring information that might help her mission, Gabi befriends one of the drug lord’s soldiers, the devastatingly handsome Paul, only to realize she has yet again fallen for the wrong man. And this time around, it’s one who’s not only a criminal, but who must do whatever it takes to protect his boss—including killing Gabi, if he finds out what she’s really up to.
My name is Julia Derek and I’m a fitness trainer by day, writer by night.  My fitness career began in Stockholm where I  taught group fitness, primarily step, high and low impact dance classes, and body sculpting.  While studying journalism at George Mason University, I taught corporate fitness for Fit Physique. After graduating, I headed to Los Angeles where I taught group fitness at places such as Beverly Hills Country Club, L.A. Fitness and Crunch. I trained primarily high-powered executives and movie producers.
After five and a half years, I’d had enough of sunny California and headed to NYC. I was hired as a senior trainer and group ex instructor at the exclusive health club Reebok Sports Club/NY where I have worked since 2005.  My specialties are core/functional training, body sculpting, interval training, group exercise, small group training and boot camps.
 I’ve been writing since I was a kid and published my first short story in the Swedish equivalent of Seventeen Magazine at age fifteen. While in L.A. I did stand-up comedy, enjoying writing material more than performing, which was how I re-discovered writing. My memoir, Confessions of a Serial Egg Donor, was published in 2004. A cautionary tale meant to inform prospective egg donors about the fertility industry, it has garnered lots of media attention.  I’ve also written several fitness articles for Livestrong.com and E-How.com.  If you like steamy but sweet romance, check out my L.A. Girls Romance Series. If you like YA and thrillers, check out THE SMILEY KILLER. Click here to find out more about my books.
 

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His Every Fantasy (Sultry Summer Nights #2) by Delilah Devlin


 

I loved the Black Spear men. Sergei and Bear are true undercover operatives. They have a compound, are computer savvy, know all about weapons and they use them. They get Kara after she has been kidnapped. It is a very suspenseful tale. Now that Kara has come into their lives, they protect her from Lucio. She is a smart young girl working at her uncle’s lawfirm and planning on the bar exam. She is lured out with Lucio and kidnapped.. The author weaves a tale of an evil man, a cartel and a very sinister law office.

Since Kara has come into their lives, because of Lucio being on their cartel bad guy radar, she will be with the Black Spear men for a while. I loved the way the cartel is handled too. I think it added so much to the story and shows the way these organizations get their claws into people.

Very very well written. The plot was great! As an ex Navy Seal Sergei does his job well. When the cartel comes into radar, they put their plans for the compound on hold. So that is where the steam comes in. This is written fabulously into the plot too. They have a compound and a dozen cabins all with a “theme” TOO hot!

A few sub characters that I loved were Tilly and Bear. They are married and Bear is Sergei’s partner. Tilly is very kind towards Kara, seemingly understanding a lot. The story of Tilly is revealed and it is a huge one too. Tilly being Bear’s wife, has a role in the compound and that adds to the dynamic of Sergei completely. She calms Kara while caring for Bear and their “business” As for that we’ll well READ this NOW If you are a Pamela Clare fan then grab it. If you like tough guts with a naughty side, then YES buy it NOW

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Until recently, award-winning romance author Delilah Devlin lived in South Texas at the intersection of two dry creeks, surrounded by sexy cowboys in Wranglers. These days, she’s missing the wide-open skies and starry nights but loving her dark forest in Central Arkansas, with its eccentric characters and isolation—the better to feed her hungry muse!

For Delilah, the greatest sin is driving between the lines, because it’s comfortable and safe. Her personal journey has taken her through one war and many countries, cultures, jobs, and relationships to bring her to the place where she is now—writing sexy adventures that hold more than a kernel of autobiography and often share a common thread of self-discovery and transformation.

Delilah Devlin is a prolific and award-winning author of erotica and erotic romance with a rapidly expanding reputation for writing deliciously edgy stories with complex characters. Whether creating dark, erotically-charged paranormal worlds or richly descriptive historical stories that ring with authenticity, Delilah Devlin “pens in uncharted territory that will leave the readers breathless and hungering for more…” (Paranormal Reviews) Ms. Devlin has published over 100 erotic stories in multiple genres and lengths.

She is published by  Atria/Strebor, Avon, Berkley, Black Lace, Cleis Press, Ellora’s Cave, Harlequin Spice, Kensington, Running Press, and Samhain Publishing.