Wednesday, December 22, 2021

A Trilogy of Desire

Charamaine Louise Shelton’s A TRILOGY OF DESIRE: LACHLAN & HAILEY is out now! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy!

Title: A TRILOGY OF DESIRE: LACHLAN & HAILEY

Author: Charmaine Louise Shelton

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About A TRILOGY OF DESIRE: LACHLAN & HAILEY:

Welcome to the titillating world of the multibillion-dollar global companies and the love affairs of the families that control them.   Now the passionate love affair of Lachlan and Haley’s love story is complete! Tempt My Desires Lachlan & Haley Part I Sizzling Forbidden Love Sexy as Sin Billionaire Tempted By Best Friend’s Untouched Kid Sister Can their off-limits romance take flight, or will circumstances prove too much for the taboo pair?   Tease My Desires Lachlan & Haley Part II Scorching Second Chance Romance Can a certain violet-eyed Scottish lass in Lachlan's life make up for his loss of Haley? Or will their irresistible magnetism draw them together again?   Grant My Desires Lachlan & Haley Part III Steamy Love Triangle Romance Will sexy as sin Lachlan finally claim shy-cum-feisty Haley Steele The One he's always loved? Or will their complicated past interfere with their fairytale future?   The Trilogy features the Happy For Now conclusion of their not-to-be-denied romance. Their tryst is a standalone in the series.  

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He wants to talk, well, we’ll talk. Now. Adrenaline pumps in my veins to provide fuel for my goal. Boldly, I press the doorbell on his suite. It takes a few rings before he opens it and whammo! Lachlan stands before me with damp hair, bare feet, and only a towel slung low at his hips. The eight-pack abs and the v-cuts of his Adonis belt on full blast. A feathery happy trail disappears below the towel. It directs my eyes to the outline of a long, thick cock with a mushroom head rests against his thigh, damn near to the middle of it. My pussy spasms, and my ovaries explode. “Haley?” He asks, unsure since I stand dumbstruck before him. I blink and pick my jaw up from the floor. “L—Lachlan,” I squawk, then clear my suddenly parched throat and try again. “Lachlan, you wanted to speak with me.” Now he blinks but recovers quickly. With a slight nod, he opens the door further and steps aside. I return his nod and enter the lion’s domain—I mean Lachlan’s suite. Thankful I don’t collapse on my jellied knees, I make my way to a sofa. Remembering my finishing school pointers on being a lady, I sit gracefully and cross my legs at the ankles. My gaze lifts to Lachlan expectantly. “Er… Give me a second to change,” he says as he runs his thick fingers through his hair, biceps flex. I nod and smooth my dress. Lachlan tracks my movement, then swipes his hand over his face with a low groan before he pivots on his heel. He returns in a black t-shirt that molds to his muscular torso and a pair of gray sweatpants that fail to hide his massive bulge. Unconsciously, I lick my lips as I stare at his crotch. Lachlan coughs. I drag my eyes up to his as I take in his flat stomach and pronounced pecs. Damn, this man is fine. “Are you all right, Haley?” He asks with his head tilted as he observes me. “Absolutely,” I respond. “So, talk to me, Lachlan. I’m all yours.” My sassy demand makes him stifle a chuckle. He nods and sits on the sofa across from me. I purse my lips at his choice of seating. “I won’t bite, you know. Well, unless…” I bait him with a flutter of my eyelashes. Damn, I’m a wild girl! The corner of his mouth quirks up. “I want to speak with you, but perhaps tomorrow would be better.” Lachlan says and moves to the minibar. “Here, drink some water. You’ll feel better.” I gape at him. Oh no, he didn’t. “You know what would make me feel better, Lachlan Jackson?” I query as I swat the bottle of water from his hand. “You! You on my lips, not some bubbly water!” His eyes pop from their sockets like a cartoon character. “You tease me with your heated gazes, then ignore me! Well, I’m tired of waiting for you to make a move, Lachlan! So, here I am. Fuck me!” I shout.  

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Charmaine Louise Shelton the Founder, CEO & Author of CharmaineLouise New York, Inc. loves all things classic, elegant, feminine, and of course with an erotic edge! Favorite outfit of choice is a cashmere cardigan, leather pencil skirt, and seamed silk stockings with stiletto heels. Sexy Fantasy Type: sub with a dash of Voyeur. When not writing and designing, Charmaine Louise travels and spends time with her Maltese buddies, ZIGGY and Jynger. She loves to hear from her readers info@charmainelouisebooks.com!

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Friday, July 30, 2021

Original Sins by Faith Summers

Original Sins (Dark Odyssey, #6)Original Sins by Faith Summers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Original Sins by Faith Summers is part of the Dark Odyssey series. This book can be read as a standalone because I haven’t read any of the others. I dove into this book just knowing it was a Mafia romance not knowing that it involved two men and one woman. At first I was unsure of how I was going to feel about this book because that isn’t my typical forte of reading. I must say Faith handled these characters very well though. I ended up thoroughly enjoying the book and finishing it in one sitting.

I am still unsure of how I feel about Evie. I get the entitled Princess vibe because she really and truly refuses to do anything for herself. She lets the men in her life absolutely control her every move. If her father says jump she basically says how high. Yes she is completely defying him but not openly. It took me a while to warm up to the way she let them walk on her I guess you could say.



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Title: Original Sins
Series: Dark Odyssey #6
Author: Faith Summers
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: July 30, 2021


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What is the price of living...

My father dealt his last blow to control my life on my eighteenth birthday.
He crushes my dreams when I’m told I have to marry a man I loathe.
Intent on saving myself from a terrible fate, I do the one thing I can to get the money I need to escape.
Enter the virgin auction and agree to do whatever my owner wants for thirty days.
I just never expected to be owned by two of the most dangerous men I know.
Both work for my father in the criminal underworld, but they don’t know who I am.
I’m their dirty little secret no one must know about, and they are mine.
But then all hell breaks loose when we get found out.
That’s the moment I truly have to worry about escaping.

Original Sins is a Dark Mafia Ménage Romance in the Dark Odyssey Series. The events are set prior to Book 1 (Tease Me) but can be read as a complete standalone.



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Faith Summers is the Dark Contemporary Romance pen name of USA Today Bestselling Author, Khardine Gray.
Warning!! Expect wild romance stories of the scorching hot variety and deliciously dark romance with the kind of alpha male bad boys best reserved for your fantasies.
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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Hidden Beauty by Amelia Wilde

Hidden Beauty by Amelia Wilde is the secomd book in The Beauty and The Beast trilogy. I highly suggest reading these books in order. Haley and Leo are your modern say Romeo and Juliet. They are from dueling families. The intensity of their relationship and family drama will keep you intrigued for the duration of thia amazing read. If you love a good dark romance with anlove hate relationship you will thoroughly enjoy this series. im literally holding on by the seat od my pants waiting in the thirs book.



Title: Hidden Beauty
Series: Beauty and the Beast Trilogy #2
Author: Amelia Wilde
Publisher: Dangerous Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 11, 2021


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Haley Constantine traded her life for her father's safety. Now she's trapped in a castle with the Beast of Bishop's Landing.

Her own family wants her dead.

The only man who can save her is the one she can't trust.

Dangerous. Tortured. Furious. Leo Morelli wears a mask of cruelty to cover up a lifetime's worth of scars. He's been injured, but that only makes him fight harder. The only thing he cares about more than revenge is the woman he’s come to love.

HIDDEN BEAUTY is the second book in the Beauty and the Beast trilogy from USA Today bestselling author Amelia Wilde.







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“What do you think you’re doing?”
I swallow against a dry mouth. “Leo, I should go.”
“The fuck you should. What are you talking about?”
“I know it seems bad.” My words tumble out on top of one another, and once again, I’m the girl with her back against the wall, facing off with the Beast of Bishop’s Landing. Only now I know he can be hurt. He can be wounded. “It is bad. But I have to talk to Aunt Caroline. I have to try and make her see reason.”
Leo stares at me like I’m a stranger. Like he’s never seen me before. Like I didn’t hold him in my arms and beg for him to live. “There’s no talking to that bitch.”
Tears well up in my eyes. Damn it. I wasn’t going to cry, but it’s all so close to the surface. “I know it was Caroline who hurt you. She’s the one who made those scars on your back.” I gulp down a sob and stifle it. Suffocate it. I’m not doing that. I won’t. “You told me yourself that you almost died. And now she tried to kill you again.”
The horror in Leo’s eyes transforms. It sharpens until it could cut me and bursts into flame. He stalks toward me and the hairs on the back of my neck rise. My body stills. There are three options in the face of a deadly predator. Flee. Fight. Freeze. I couldn’t run for the door if I wanted to. I don’t know how I ever did it before.
Leo stops with inches to spare. I’m not afraid of him, I’m not, but I’m trembling under my pink coat. Okay. I am afraid. But not of him. Not only of him. Of the way I feel right now, shaky and lightheaded and on the verge of tears from a love that feels completely out of control.
He waits, and I stand there like a fool, staring at the front of his shirt. There is a bandage underneath. A bullet wound. From putting his own body between me and a gun. A tear slips down my cheek and falls to the carpet. I’m too hot in the coat, too hot standing this close to him. Now that there’s a closed door between us and the rest of the world, I’m torn between bravery and the urge to fall apart and let him catch me.
My own fallen angel takes my chin in his hand and tips my face up, his grip hard and possessive. “Look at me.”
“I am looking at you.”
But I’m not. My eyes are still caught on his shirt—on the fabric concealing where he was shot. Leo gives my chin a terse shake. “Okay,” I whisper, meeting his eyes. Gold-streaked darkness waits for me, clear as the night sky. His gaze is sharp as a shot. Pain glimmers there, hidden behind the fiery beauty of those eyes. It’s not concealed behind a haze of painkillers. My pulse races at the contact. The heat of his fingers on my face is second only to the burn where his eyes meet mine.
“You,” he says, his tone deliberate, “are not going anywhere.”






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Amelia Wilde wrote her first story when she was six years old, a narrative strongly inspired by The Polar Express. When she was nine she wrote her first novel-length work, all in one paragraph.

Now, Amelia is all about that love. Her romances feature unique, independent heroines and alpha heroes who are strong of heart and body. Readers have described her work as “emotional,” “intense,” “phenomenal,” and “like a child scribbled with a crayon,” which she takes as the highest praise.


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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Steel Empire by Bri Blackwood




Title: Steel Empire
Series: Broken Cross #3
Author: Bri Blackwood
Genre: Billionaire Dark Romance
Release Date: May 6, 2021


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Our bond is steel.

We began to rebuild what we had,
Because I’m determined to make things right.
Someone is out to ruin me,
And they’re using Anais to do it.
Danger threatened to take her from me forever.
But what they don’t know,
Is when someone threatens what is mine,
There will be hell to pay.

Steel Empire is book three in the Broken Cross series. It is the final book in Anais and Damien’s story. Themes in this dark and sexy series may not be suitable for all readers. Steel Empire is the final book in a trilogy and is not a standalone. Read Savage Empire and Scarred Empire before reading this book.





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The demons that haunted my nightmares were supposed to remain there.
Yet, they had materialized into the real world and stole what was mine. There wasn’t much I feared, but my life had been turned upside down twice in recent weeks.
When Kingston alerted me that there was an incident involving Anais and her father and that his team was rushing in, my heart felt as if it were being strangled. It took precious moments for me to reach Rob and head down to the car because there was no way I would stay at my office waiting for word on what happened to Anais. Every second that passed without word made my mind race, wondering if the moment she walked out of my parents’ home would be the last time I saw her. After I was told that although James had been shot, Anais was fine and they were transporting her to a safe house, I felt as if I could breathe again.
Once it was confirmed that Kingston had Anais and she was safe, I knew that everything was going to be fine. I trusted Kingston with my life, and I knew that he would do everything in his power to make sure that Anais was okay.
The slight tremble of my hand as I pulled at my tie told me my feelings about this were completely different. The item of clothing now felt as if it were restricting my breathing, a change from just before I entered my home. The headache that was starting to form would not deter me from what had now become my only purpose: saving her.
Someone kidnapped her and I would drag whoever did this through the bowels of hell to get her back. This was a war and there wasn’t a chance that I would lose.
I pulled my phone out again and clicked a single button to redial the number that I practically had memorized due to how many times I had seen it in the last hour, but I got the same thing every time: Anais’s voicemail. I called both Kingston’s and Carter’s phones and got the same result. Where the fuck is everyone?
I cussed at myself for not working faster. The extra security measures that were supposed to be in place weren’t due to be installed until Monday. I’m failing her.






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Bri loves a good romance, especially ones that involve a hot anti-hero. That is why she likes to turn the dial up a notch with her own writing. Her Broken Cross series is her debut dark romance series.

She spends most of her time hanging out with her family, plotting her next novel, or reading books by other romance authors.


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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Alliance by Natalia Lourose

Alliance by Natalia Lourose is a Mafia Romance about an arranged marriage in The Sinners of New Orleans series. This book was dark and took me by surprise in some parts. I was thoroughly engrossed in Lana and Naz. The animosity and the spirals of the story will take you through a whirlwind of a romance. Even though Lana is pronised to someone else whom happens to be a monster. The Love Naz shows at helping Lana become who she is and escaping the lifetime of tourment that she has endured. This book is amazing.


Title: Alliance
Series: Sinners of New Orleans #1
Author: Natalia Lourose
Genre: Mafia Arranged Marriage/
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Release Date: May 5, 2021


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A sinner met a saint,
Two worlds collided,
And everything burned.

Lana
I’ve done everything right.
Playing the part of the demure famiglia daughter,
And hiding my pain beneath makeup and pretty dresses.
But marrying a man ten years my senior?
Whose words cut like knives,
And lips taste like poison.
This is the one thing I can’t do.

Ignazio
I’ve done nothing right.
I’m not a virtuous man,
I balance on the line between light and dark.
My past is littered with sins,
Each of them is haunting me.
I’m not worthy of the angel with long hair and hazel eyes.
And yet, I’d burn the city to the ground to hold her in my arms.

What’s a sinner to do?





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“What are you trying to escape, bella?” He doesn’t put the car in drive, instead he removes his hand from the gearshift and turns his attention on me. His warm eyes penetrate me, seeing through my brittle exterior, past the façade that my family has created.
What am I trying to escape?
I play with the idea of telling him about my arranged marriage. About the ring that I have stuffed in my underwear drawer back home. About my parents who showed no sympathy when I came back to the kitchen with an angry red mark blooming on my arm.
Today, for the first time since her death, I felt angry with Lily. She met this man and took the easy way out; she jumped to escape him and with her escape she put me directly in the path of the lion.
I want to tell Naz all of this. All the thoughts spiraling through my head that led me to calling Molly and leaving my house tonight.
I don’t though, out of fear that he’ll call me naïve.
A stupid, silly girl.
I was raised in this town, in this family. I know how the game works, I know the power plays, and yet I thought that behaving and looking pretty would somehow exempt me from them.
And what would he say to me? There’s nothing he can do to change this, to fix this broken situation. He knows. I know he knows what my family plans to do. If he’s a true soldier, he’ll probably drive me right back home, dropping me off on the front porch with a bow.
Those deep eyes are studying me as the thoughts roll through my head, threatening to take over and send me back into a panic. His tattooed hand reaches up to his throat, his thumb and forefinger slipping over the St. Jude pendant. I don’t think he even notices that he does it, it’s just an instinct.
Naz is handsome in a bad boy way. He’s not the type of man my parents would ever approve of. The black ink that peeks out of his button-down shirt, working its way toward his throat, would give my mother a heart attack. Even his fingers are covered, the ink extending toward his nail beds. For some reason that I can’t place, it sends a rush of heat to my core.
His hair is slicked back, dark as black ink, and buzzed on either side. He looks well-groomed but there’s a few days’ worth of stubble that covers his chin and my mind wanders to thoughts of how it would feel between my thighs.
“Everything.” I finally answer his question. “I’m trying to escape everything.”
He moves a hand to his face, rubbing over his chin thoughtfully. I don’t want him to overthink this. I want him to take me home; I want to feel him between my legs, his mouth on my skin; I want to erase Davis’ hand from my body; I want to experience a man that I choose.
And I definitely did not choose Davis Lafontaine.
“Take me to your house,” I breathe. “Please.”






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Natalia Lourose writes angsty romance about broken people figuring out life and finding love along the way. Television and far too much smut as a teenager left her obsessed with dark-haired bad boys who are moody and wear leather jackets. Tucked away in her office with a dog at her feet, two cats on her keyboard, and husband doing something she is always writing something, or trying to.


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Friday, March 19, 2021

Scout by Janie Crouch

Scout by Janie Crouch is part of the Linear Tactical series. This book was originally wrote as an Anthology but has now been extended. Let me tell you this extended version gives you all the nitty gritty details you missed out on. I absolutely adore this series and can't seem to get enough of it. I will cry when it ends. Wyatt is a patient man and has been waiting for months to make Nadine his. He knows what he wants and the one thing he doesn't mean to do is lead danger directly to her again! Nadine has a tramatic past and is in love with Wyatt but doesn't think he will ever feel the same way. She runs into him at a place she never would have expected to see him. So fate must have brought them together right.
Contingent: Desert Eagles MC #2Contingent: Desert Eagles MC #2 by Alexandra Ayers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Contingent by Alexandra Ayers is the second book in the desert eagles motor cycle club series. Max is the President of the MC. He is an awesome guy that raised his nephew but now has his own family. Max struggles with prioritizing his everyday life. He has to manage the club, a bar, be a father, and a husband.

Amy is a strong woman. She is a mother, wife and owner of a tattoo salon. She wants love and commitment from her husband who can't seem to understand his family needs more than five minutes at a time.

This estranged couple have been fighting the loosing battle of making a relationship work in todays world. Yet it seems one thing after another just keeps tumbling down and pulling them further and further apart.

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Title: Contingent
Series: Desert Eagles MC #2
Author: Alexandra Ayers
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: March 19, 2021


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WHEN DUTY, DEVOTION, AND DANGER CLASH, ONE CHOICE CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING.

Max Pearce has trouble on his hands. Not only is the FBI investigating his motorcycle club, the Desert Eagles, for counterfeiting, he has a bar to run full-time and a marriage to save. He loves his wife, Amy, but he can’t seem to get his priorities straight.

Amy Seong is on the fence. Separated from Max, she’s lonely and unsure if she should start dating again. Although she’s met someone, Amy misses Max and can’t fight her powerful connection to him. But what good is it being married to a man who never has time for his family. Maybe that’s why their teenage son, Owen, has been extra moody lately.

With a life changing parole hearing looming and Owen’s new interest in girls and riding ATVs leaving her frazzled, Amy has to figure out her next step. And with his club under fire, the feds breathing down his neck, and his family in jeopardy, Max needs to get his priorities straight, or he’ll lose everything he cares about, including the woman he loves.

Max’s club family and real family are at risk, but there’s one thing he can do to change all that. Will he take the right step for all their sakes?







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Alex is a California native who currently resides in the Bay Area. She has loved romance for as long as she could remember, from watching Titanic as young girl to True Blood as a teenager to Say Yes to the Dress as an Adult. After years of reading romance, she finally decided to try her hand at writing stories with characters that reflect the diverse world we inhabit. Outside of writing, Alex enjoys listening to podcasts while doing her makeup, reading comic books, stalking Beyoncé’s every move, and watching The Golden Girls with a glass of wine. She enjoys talking to her readers and anyone with a great sense of humor, so feel free to drop her a message anytime!


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