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Smooth. Sexy. Irresistible.

Those qualities equal only one thing.

Big. Freaking. Trouble.


Brynne Calloway knows that anything that seems too good to be true usually is. Fenton Abbott and his cashmere voice, Adonis body, and a magnetism like no other clearly falls into that category. But what’s life without a little risk?

It was supposed to be a rebound, an uncomplicated escape from reality. But nothing ever goes as planned. Fenton turns out to be so much more … in ways Brynne never sees coming.

Editorial Reviews:

“Sexy and hot with page sizzling romance. Fenton Abbott is the picturesque book boyfriend who will have you swooning and wishing you wore bikinis.”
– Heidi McLaughlin, NYT and USA Today Best Selling Author

“Wherever It Leads lead me exactly where my heart needed to be. Locke has developed complex characters, a story with depth, unexpected turns, and sexy twists. A ✮✮✮✮✮ read for me.”
– SL Scott, NYT and USA Today Best Selling Author

“Locke has a way of always adding an element of danger and intrigue to her stories that’s just understated enough to allow the love story to shine through. This one is no different. I loved it!”
– Mandi Beck, author of the Caged Love Series


“Hands down, Wherever It Leads is Adriana Locke’s best work to date!”
Shera, Book Lovers Obsession

“This a fun, flirty and sexy read with a bit of mystery and intrigue. Pure unadulterated fantasy!”
– Dawn, Blushing Babes Are Up All Night Book Blog

Chapter One
Fenton

“Tell him I got his message yesterday and I don’t need him to blow me. But thank him for the offer.”

Grabbing the nearest shopping cart and sliding it in front of me, I toggle the phone against my shoulder. It nearly slides off my rigid muscles, a mix of workout fatigue and work stress setting up shop across my back.

Duke sighs through the phone, not even pretending to hide his frustration. “Fenton, that’s not true,” he says, exasperation thick in his voice. “He didn’t ask to blow you.”

“Obviously it’s not fucking true. I just want to hear him have to deny it.”

“You know what? Just forget I called. I’ll come up with a response myself.”

“That’s probably the best idea you’ve had yet.”

Duke sighs again, louder this time. I’m sure I’ve been an asshole to deal with since I hired him, but I gave him plenty of warning what he was getting into. This entire situation, the one he was hired to deal with, has been a complete clusterfuck from the start. There’s nothing more vexing than being able to fix a problem and having your hands tied behind your back while being needled that the problem exists. I know it exists. I’m keenly aware and no one wants it fixed more than me.

“I’ll just tell them the status hasn’t changed.”

“I could’ve taken care of this,” I bite out.

“I know. I know.”

“And they wouldn’t let me.”

“I. Know.”

“I know you know. Try to impart some of that knowledge to them. I’m playing by their rules right now, but I’m starting to lose patience with their—”

“Fenton, you have to play by their rules. Otherwise—”

“I’m heading into the store,” I interrupt. “The service is going to get shitty.”

“Talk soon,” Duke says, ready to end the conversation anyway, and the line clicks off. I shove my phone into the pocket of my black athletic pants. My jaw pulses, the buzz from this morning’s workout now vanished.

Ignoring the eyes of an uptight man perusing the apples, I skirt my cart left to avoid interaction. I have no idea why I chose today of all days to do my own grocery shopping. I could’ve waited three damn days until my housekeeper gets back from vacation.

Steering clear of the apples and the negative energy rolling off the shopper, I head towards the bananas. I need to find the optimism I had five minutes ago before Duke called from the office and ruined my Saturday morning.

The bananas are organic and perfectly ripe, so I pluck a bunch off the podium. I start to push away, but the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. A ruffle of unease scatters through my subconscious. I pause mid-step and glance around the store. People mill about, minding their own business, nothing out of the ordinary. I start to push away again when I spy the offender. A black piece of plastic peeks out from behind a bundle of bananas, the overhead light ricocheting off it and catching my eye.

I reach behind the produce and pull out a black cell phone. Turning it over in my hand, it looks no worse for wear. I press the round button on the bottom and the screen lights up.

Staring back at me are two gorgeous girls, probably a couple of years younger than me. Mid-twenties, I’d say. The dark-headed one is flashing a peace sign in a barely there white bikini. She’s hot as fuck. But it’s the blonde that draws my attention. She sits crossed-legged in shorts and a tank top on the beach, her hair falling around her narrow shoulders. Her body is covered, her stance demure, but there’s something striking about her that I can’t pinpoint. I almost can’t look away. Her blue-green eyes taunt me, tease me with a look that’s downright beguiling. The touches of vulnerability hidden behind her confidence intrigue me, make me want to hear her voice and know what she’s thinking.

Laughing at my ridiculousness despite the heat rolling in my blood, I skim the store again. No one seems to be searching for the phone.

I glance back down and my gaze goes immediately to the blonde. The curve of her hip has my thumb gliding over the screen.

I should turn the phone in to management. It’s the logical, responsible thing to do.

My feet don’t move.

Losing your phone in the bananas doesn’t exactly shout responsibility.

Taking a deep breath, I ponder my options. I can turn it in to Lost and Found and hope that they actually give it to her if she comes looking. Or . . . I could try to get in touch with her myself.

Keep telling yourself you’re playing the Good Samaritan.

Leaning against the produce display, I do a quick analysis. The odds of her finding it at the Help Desk aren’t great. Maybe fifty-fifty. Some bagger boy will probably see the lock screen and take it to the bathroom and jerk off. The odds of that are phenomenal. The odds of me breaking the passcode aren’t great either, but if possible, would greatly increase her chances of getting it back.

And the chance for me to see those eyes in person.

I type in 0000.

“Try again” flashes on the screen.

1234.

“Try again.”

Steering the cart with my elbows towards the customer service desk, I run through possible passwords before I commit to my final try. I have one more chance before it locks me out for good and I have no choice but to turn it over to Bagger Boy and his bathroom break.

I go for 1111, another overused password.

It makes a clicking sound and the lock screen opens. The phone toggles in my hands, my jaw dropping in disbelief. It worked. The home screen is filled with apps over shiny gold wallpaper, waiting to be explored.

Should I or shouldn’t I?

My thumb glances over the photo album and I see the first photo.

I definitely should.

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Because He’s Perfect Title Reveal – Part Two

From five of the BHP authors and a word about their story.

Because He’s Perfect is a charity anthology with all proceeds being donated to the Movember Foundation. Twenty-two authors ranging from first time writers to long-term storytellers, seek to dispel all the myths from the romance world about what a perfect hero should be.

Emotional or physical disabilities and illnesses are nothing to be ashamed of; in fact they can make a man. With the inclusion of a poignantly emotional foreword by NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan, this anthology will take you on a journey through comedic laughs, sweet contemporary romance, and into the world of darkness and bizarre.

Joining the authors on their quest are one graphic artist, two photographers, and two models donating their time and efforts to this project, which has inspired all involved.

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Claire Marta

The title of my story made sense as it mirrors part of the story which I’m not going to spoil for you.

Lexi C Foss
The title of my story  is the last name of my agent – Chase.

Samantha Lewis
It wasn’t too hard really to come up with the title of my story. I wanted to make the story light hearted. It fits perfectly with the story as well.

Morgan Campbell
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Iron & Fire – Ariana Nash

Who needs Game of Thrones when you have this dark fantasy epic to enjoy?

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2

“Afraid to get up close and personal with a dragon without sticking your sword in it?”

Lysanda, Iron & Fire

Oh Lydander and Eroan, you can stick your swords in me any day! I don’t think I’ve read such an incredibly sexy yet tortured pair. This is a classic tale of love against the divide, set against a background of war and survival. You don’t just read this book, you step into it’s pages, touch the soil of the forest, soar the air on leathery wings, hide in the ramshackle shelters, feel the heat of the fire and smell the scent of hope, despair and love.

Pippa Dacosta (Ariana Nash) is the most evil of authors, delighting in the pain and suffering of her characters. The pain, hurt and trials she put Eroan through were bad enough, but I might never forgive her for how she tortured Lysander. I’m just hoping, to quote Yoda,
“Only through fire is a strong sword forged.”
‘Cos, boy, did Lysander get thrown into the fires of hell, again and again and again.

Save him. Like he saved us. 
The seconds raced along with him and he feared, with every beat of his heart, that he was already too late.

Eroan, Fire & Iron


We get some wonderful moments between Eroan and Lysander, though boy do they fight tooth and claw to either avoid them or to get to them. Eroan in particular struggles with his feelings for and attraction to Lysander, after all his whole life has been dedicated to the destruction of dragons, not loving them.


“What is this thing between us?”

“You come alive in my hands…” Lysander breathed, setting free the words he’d so long wanted to speak.

This is a story of epic proportions, the plot unfolding, twisting and morphing so that just as one obstacle is overcome another 5 arise in its place. The lies, the deceit, the pigheaded ignorance and jealousy – and that was just amongst the elves! If it hadn’t been for Seraph and Trey I’d have encouraged Eroan to find a warm cave, on a nice secluded mountainside, that he and Lysander could live out their days in. Nye needs stabbing in the eye with a sharp stick! So jealous that he refused to see the truth that was in front of his eyes. So stuck in his ways that he could never see another path. Despite Lysander showing his heart again and again.

He was fairly certain this decision would get him killed but there was nothing and no one else he’d gladly die for.

Lysander, Iron & Fire

It was much more subtle but we also started to learn more about the dragons. There were definitely breadcrumbs there, that will no doubt become glaringly obvious beacons on a second read through after the series is complete! I always suspected there was more to Carline than we had been told, but I was at least a galaxy away from guessing the actual truth. Hmm, perhaps I need to read Silk & Steel for clues I’m sure will be there. Just what are those secrets you hold so close to your chest, Akiem? What does it mean to be Emerald?

I loved every moment spent in this book, even though I had my heart and soul wrenched out and smashed to smithereens repeatedly. The next book can’t come soon enough!


He was afraid, he realized. Not of them,..not anymore. Nothing back there could hurt him. He was afraid of himself and what he was becoming – what he needed to become to survive the war to come.

Lysander, Iron & Steel


Blurb

Alliances are forged and broken, friendships shattered, and despite the odds stacked against them, two hearts collide in this explosive sequel to Silk & Steel.

From his mother’s cage to a human one, but Lysander’s captors are the least of his concerns. Rumors of a monstrous bronze dragon ripple through human camps, a dragon tearing great holes in the world as though searching for something… or someone. 

It’s just a matter of time before the bronze chief, Dokul, finds Lysander and makes good on his promises. And should he find him, Lysander knows Dokul will not be merciful.

Amidst the greatest of elven victories, Eroan failed. Failed his people, failed himself, and failed the dragon who saved him. But he will not falter. The dragonkin are in disarray, there will never be a greater opportunity to strike. Eroan Ilanea will not fail his people again. 

But when rumors of the dragon prince’s survival reach him, he must choose: Fight for his people or fight for the prince who nobody thought to save? 

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Contains adult themes, triggering content, a bisexual elf, and a gay dragon shifter.


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Ratings

5 stars – This is a book I will not forget and would definitely read again.

4 stars – I really enjoyed this book, I might not read it again but I would definitely recommend it to others.

3 stars – This story was good but either forgettable or just very typical of its genre.

2 stars – Whilst the book was readable I either didn’t enjoy parts of the plot or just could not connect to the main characters.

1 star – This is a book I simply could not finish for reasons listed in the review.

Martyris by Yolanda Olson

The Cavalieri Della Morte Series

A Romantic Suspense

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐



OMG Yolanda Olson, you broke me!

At the moment I just… I just can’t. I need to lie me down in a darkened room, sob quietly and then go to one heck of a lot of counselling.

You spend most of this book a little bit confused, but just persevere – it is SO worth it! The entire tone of the book is just so eerie and sinister and it totally had me hooked. Gareth and Bentlee are such a unique and engaging couple, even if their love is edging on taboo. Avoid spoilers at all costs, and ‘go in blind’. It’s the only way to full enjoy and appreciate the story to its maximum potential.

Martyris is a fairly short read, it took me less than an hour to complete it. Whilst I would have loved it to have been longer, I’m not sure if it would have then had the same impact. I would have liked to know a little more about who Lynette was, it was a strange bit of information thrown in that didn’t really belong anywhere.

Wow, just, but, wow – mind blown Ms Olson. Congratulations and bloody well done.



Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44104840-martyris

Blurb:


I like to think of myself as the good guy.

The kind of man that will take a beating or a bullet for my brothers and not think twice about it. But anyone that knows my story has only seen the tip of the proverbial iceberg and my intentions sometimes resemble the Titanic.

It’s when I lose control.

I do my best to love and respect everyone because some people need it more than others—even the ones that don’t deserve it.

My name is Gareth Bresett and the only thing that matters to me in this world is Bentlee Gains. I’ll do everything I can to keep her safe from every evil in this world, including myself.

Because while I like to think that I’m the good guy, I find more pleasure in taking out a mark than I do being in her arms.

Regardless of who that mark happens to be.


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Early Reviews:

“WOW! Yolanda Olson played with my brains and I liked it.”

Twisted Book

“Without giving too much away, I’ll just say this: it’s dark romance at its finest, so grab your copy today – you’ll thank me later.”

USA Today Bestselling Author, Ellie Midwood

“WHAT IN THE HELL!!! OMG!! I just can’t right now.”

Heather (Goodreads Reviewer)

Author Bio:

Yolanda Olson is an award winning and international bestselling author. Born and raised in Bridgeport, CT where she currently resides, she usually spends her time watching her favorite channel, Investigation Discovery. Occasionally, she takes a break to write books and test the limits of her mind. Also an avid horror movie fan, she likes to incorporate dark elements into the majority of her books.

You can keep in touch with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Beautifully Brutal by Dani Rene
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Breaking Beth – Jennifer Bene

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

This. This is some dark messed-up shit. Stay away if rape, abuse and torture of the heroine would trigger you. For those of you as depraved as me – welcome!

I’m going to start by letting you know that this story was previously published in the ‘When The Dark Wins‘ anthology, and is unchanged from that version.

We first heard about Beth from conversations between Marcus and Anthony, in Security Binds Her. We also know from later books in that series there is somewhat of a positive uplift in her story. Knowing that made this much easier to read, even though it doesn’t end happily or nicely in any way, shape or form. Remember it is DARK! There is no light at the end of this tunnel, at least not yet.




You will love Beth, you will want to marry her and have her children, regardless of your gender or sexuality. You will hate Anthony with a passion, and Marcus only a little less. In fact Anthony is pretty damn scary, his lack of soul was so incredibly well portrayed. He is evil beyond comprehension, so remove from any humanity that he doesn’t fully understand why his actions with Beth aren’t working.

I absolutely LOVED this story and am so excited to know that we will be getting more of Beth’s story later this year. I will be one clicking that as soon as it’s available.

Blurb
It would take time. Time to destroy who she used to be… time for all her hope to die… time to truly make her a thing. 

But he would.

Anthony took Beth to remake her into the perfect toy for his customers. Mindless, obedient, a broken thing without complications. 

But Beth is strong.

She refuses to break, refuses to let Anthony erase her… even if that means losing in the end.


Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QC98BP1/

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07QC98BP1/

Colel – Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

How do I describe this book, and series? Well it’s a mash-up of paranormal, zombie apocalypse (without the zombies but with rabid immortals instead) and rom-com.

So a very run-of-the-mill book,  not 😉.


The Immortal Matchmakers books can be read stand-alone, though there is also a story arch that runs throughout the series. Having read only two of the five books (this and book #4), I can tell you from personal experience that you quickly pick up the threads that run throughout them all, plus there is a glossary of characters at the back of the book to help you keep all those Gods, Goddesses and other Immortal Beings in order. Well possibly all of them except Cimil, no one’s keeping her in order!

If you read this (and you really should) you will be getting a REALLY fun read that will have you giggling at it’s silliness – including all the very many ‘bee’ puns. It’s also very well written, incredibly snarky, has a really engaging story, some unexpected twists and turns and a lot of sexual frustration followed by some scorching hot sex. Outside. Against a truck at one point.

[He] was like an immortal manly soup that nourished her down to the tips of her golden hair.

As with a lot of paranormal books this is written in the third person, which is definitely needed since we get the view point of several different characters, including some from previous books. Again you really don’t need to have read those books, the author cleverly weaves information into this so that you can keep up with the story. It also means you don’t need to re-read previous books to keep up with the plot. That said most of the book focuses on Colel, her massive attraction to Rys and all the obstacles that the Universe (who was either more sadistic than ever, or the damned woman had finally cracked) put in their way.

Now whilst MJP likes to give us a happy ending, she isn’t averse to making her characters and readers suffer along the way to said HEA. In fact I get the feeling that she likes nothing better than torturing her readers by dangling love, peace, harmony and all that jazz just in front of your nose, then snatching it away again as she cackles hysterically about it. For instance Zac and Tula – talk about give with one hand and take away with the other!

I don’t beelieve that there’s much more to say. It’s a fun book, more plot than character driven, fast paced, silly and a great read. This is a quote that nicely sums up what you’ll be getting for your well spent coin.

The woman’s mouth fell open to the fully slack position as she took in the enormous beehive atop Colel’s head.
“Oh no. Don’t do that. Chuck will think it’s an invitation.”
He loved the warmth of a good human mouth or , really, any human orifice. 
Such a pervy little thing


***PS*** Chuck is the head bee in her posse



From New York Times Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff comes a Standalone, Romantic Comedy a la Paranormal…

COLEL, Book #5, the Immortal Matchmakers, Inc., Series

WARNING:
This book contains foul language, gratuitous sex against a truck, outrageously rude immortal warriors in leather pants, snow, pigheaded gods, a sexually frustrated goddess, a very hot and hunky florist guy with a bad attitude and a big secret, Brutus bubble baths, a sneaky invisible unicorn, unrequited love, bees, bees, and more bees, and chocolates.

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SOMETIMES LOVE BITES AND SOMETIMES IT STINGS.

Colel, the Goddess of Bees, has been looking for Mr. Right for over seventy thousand years. So when she meets the hunky owner of a small-town flower shop and explodes with flutters and tingles, she’s almost certain that he’s the one.

Only two problems: her tiny black-and-yellow army suddenly won’t let her anywhere near him, and…is that a freaking epinephrine pen in the fridge? “Dear gods! He’s allergic to bees? Say it isn’t so.”

If simply dating the guy will kill him, how will she ever know for sure if he’s really the one?

Colel has a solution, but it’s drastic. Even for her. And what if he says no?

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RED – Measha Stone

5 stars – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Oh Measha Stone, you have written one heck of an anti-hero in our deliciously conflicted Erik. He is the epitome of a good man doing bad things for (in his mind at least) good reasons. And whilst Melinda might not necessarily like being owned property, he does plan on offering her choices, allowing her to make the best of a bad deal. Melinda is one fiery, fury-filled female and she isn’t afraid to tell Erik no. In fact the red-haired beauty can’t seem to help but challenge him at every turn.

As with the rest of the Ever After series, this is very loosely based on a fairy-tale. The colour of Melinda’s hair is a big clue to which one, add in Erik’s wolf medallion and her Grams to the mix and you have most of the cast of Little Red Riding Hood. Though in this one the wolf wants to eat Red in an entirely different way!


I’m also going to throw in a trigger warning that this book contains spanking, BDSM type play and a CONSENSUAL power exchange, though some may view it as more dubious consent in nature. If this type of content bothers you please don’t read it and then leave a low review – not when you knew in advance.


I adored Erik, loved him, and he is now my favourite of the Ever After Doms. This author doesn’t do vanilla heroes, and whilst I wouldn’t classify this as a BDSM romance it does have themes of Domination and submission, along with some kinky play. Alpha to the point of aggression, though only ever in protection of Melinda.

Despite how their relationship began, the fact that Erik is very much in control and how he refers to her as ‘mine‘ – (*shiver*, I can hear him saying that even now!) – , she never felt like a mere possession. Rather Melinda was a rare and precious creature that would be protected and cherished until his last breathe.

Similarly Melinda is equally likeable, a woman tossed into an impossible situation, clinging to what little control and pride she has left. This girl has been handed a pretty rough hand by life so refuses to get scared, instead she gets angry. I loved her feisty personality, her stick-out-your-chin and fake-it-til-you-make-it attitude. Some might feel she is a little bratty, me I saw a woman standing her ground and refusing to give up.


I spent the first half of the book wanting to shake Erik, he seemed to think he was doing Melinda some huge favour and she should be grateful to him. At the end of the day, as a couple of different characters pointed out, he didn’t have to collect the three debts. Not when those ‘debts’ were repaid in the form of three blameless young women.

Melinda is the last to be collected, and once Erik has sold her, or found another way to pay off the debt against her name, he and his brothers will get their inheritance. No-one seems to care that the debt isn’t truly Melinda’s, but until those accounts are settled Erik is bound by the terms of his evil uncle’s last will and testament.

This callous disregard for right and wrong, that he tries to make better by ‘giving them a choice’, made him the sort of anti-hero that you love to hate, hate to love and are desperate to see brought to his knees by the heroine. I’m not sure when I went from disliking Erik to loving him, or how it happened either. But it did.

What truly made this into a 5 star read was that it wasn’t just the anti-hero claiming the heroine. Instead we are treated to a fantastic suspense, with lots of mystery, intrigue, shocks and despair. There is so much I’d love to tell you about this part of the story, but then I’d be spoiling things for you. However let me just say that I spend a very enjoyable Sunday afternoon reading this book (even though I had an arc book I should have been finishing).

Blurb

Collect the girl. Speak some vows. Inherit the fortune. Nowhere in the requirements did it say anything about falling in love.

Melinda thinks she’s just coming to grandma’s for dinner, but she’s wrong. She’s wrong about a lot of things. None of which is my business. 

The only business I have is to settle the open accounts on my uncle’s books, so I can collect my inheritance and move on with my life. Collecting Melinda in order to cross off her grandfather’s debt wasn’t hard, but she’s not exactly marching gracefully up to the auction block for me. 

I’m not the monster here. 

I’m not the one who sold her to my uncle, I’m just the collector. My hands are as bound as hers thanks to the whims of our families. But with her red hair, and fiery spirit, Melinda’s giving me more trouble than I anticipated. 

Good thing, I don’t run from trouble.


Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QLJNN38/

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07QLJNN38/

Raphael (Deadly Virtues Book One) by Tillie Cole







They are the Fallen. A brotherhood of murderers whose nature compels them to kill. But guided by their leader, Gabriel, the Fallen have learned to use their urges to rid the world of those it is better off without.

For Raphael, sex and death are intertwined. Where there is one, there must be the other. He is a lust killer, luring his victims with the face of an angel and a body built for sin.

And Raphael lives to sin.

His newest mission takes him into the sadistic underworld of Boston’s secret sex clubs, and puts him face to face with his greatest fantasy made flesh.

Maria is everything he’s ever dreamed of, the kill he’s always longed for. She’s not his target. And he knows he must resist. But the temptation is too strong…

Yet Raphael is not the only one with a mission. Maria is not quite what she seems. And as her secrets and Raphael’s unravel, Maria begins to question everything she thought she knew—about evil, about the place she calls home, and about the beautiful sinner she was sent to destroy.

Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains sexual situations, violence, sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and topics some may find triggering. Recommended for age 18 years and up.


The Fallen: Genesis a prequel novella in The Deadly Virtues Series and MUST be read before RAPHAEL (DV: book one).





















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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Pride & Punishment – Golden Angel

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 1/2


Pride & Punishment is a box set of the first three books from the Bridal Discipline series. It contains two full length novels and a bridging novella, all of which are historical romances that contains scenes of domestic discipline and spanking.

The first gem in this set is Philip’s Rules, the story of the Marquess of Dunbury and his bride, Cordelia. Cordelia is guardian to a step-daughter from her brief first marriage to a much older man. Gabrielle, the headstrong and spirited young lady in question, is the heroine of the other two books, Undisciplined and Gabrielle’s Discipline.

Philip’s Rules – 4 stars

A spin off from the Domestic Discipline quartet, this has a feel all of it’s own

Whilst there is still domestic discipline within the pages of this book, this had a much more erotically kinky feel to it. Cordelia, as a widow, might not have been a virgin, but Philip took great delight in corrupting her innocence anywhere and everywhere he could!

Having read the very entertaining Domestic Discipline series, it was really good to catch some glimpses of Eleanor, Edwin, Irene, Hugh, Cynthia, Wesley, Grace and Alex again. However you don’t need to have read any of those books to understand and enjoy this one. 



I loved both main characters, they were so very likeable and made a really adorable couple. The author really convinced me of the connection they shared and of how much personal growth Cordelia underwent. The entire story is an absolute delight to read, it’s a fairly long book but at no point did it drag or get boring. The author just had one heck of a good story to convey and it simply wouldn’t have been done justice in any fewer words.

I feel the need to warn you that this story contains punishment spankings, carried out by the hero on both Cordelia and her step-daughter Gabrielle. If that is liable to offend you then this may not be the book for you, I hate seeing reviews on this type of book referring to ‘beatings’ and ‘violence’ against the women when (a) that isn’t the case and (b) the book warns you about the content. Whilst Cordelia didn’t enjoy the actual spanking, she did accept and give consent to the discipline, so if you’re new to the genre I feel this is an ideal book to ‘experiment’ with (and boy there’s some smokin’ hot experimenting within these pages!)

Undisciplined – 4.5 stars

Undisciplined in my mind is very much a bridging book between Philip’s Rules and Gabrielle’s Discipline or a prequella to the latter story. This contains scenes from Philip’s Rules , but from Gabrielle and Felix’s point of views, rather than Cordelia and Philip’s. 

I loved the truths the book revealed about this couple and their struggles. It cleverly alters your perspective of Gabrielle, who previously appeared quite cruel and selfish at times. By the end of this I’d gone from disliking the girl to being her biggest supporter.

Whilst quite short, Undisciplined is also a really engaging and well written story that provides the perfect set up for Gabrielle and Felix’s story in book #2 of the Bridal Discipline series.

Gabrielle’s Discipline – 5 stars

This was a delightful read, multifaceted and touching on some fairly deep emotional/psychological issues. The more you get to know her, the more you fall in love with the vulnerable and emotionally fragile Gabrielle. However she is also a minx of the first order and has a fire inside her that gets her into lots of trouble!

Felix was the perfect man for her, dark, a little broody but also very observant and quick to pick up on his wife’s emotions. I loved that he wasn’t Peter Perfect. Not only did he freely admit his short-comings but by tempering his responses to Gabrielle he demonstrated both fairness to and respect for her. That isn’t to say he didn’t spank her poor behind when she needed it, but he did so with such tender love and reverence that I could only swoon at his feet.

There’s was a rather sudden marriage so unsurprisingly there are several ups and downs along the way. They both used these as learning experiences, so even though Felix was ‘in charge’, theirs felt a much more equal partnership. Well apart from in the bedroom, or where ever Felix decided to play, but since Gabrielle enjoyed his kinky tortures that wasn’t an issue!

The scenes that included Cynthia and Arabella were huge fun. Would well brought up Victorian young ladies really have gossiped so and discussed such delicate matters? I have no idea, but surely we women haven’t changed that much over the years, so I rather like to think they might have.

From the very outset you can’t help but root for Felix and Gabrielle, she so very much deserves to be loved and cherished and he is just the man to provide that for her. This is my favourite historical spanking romance book of the ones that I’ve read. Bravo Ms Angel.

LOVE. HONOR. OBEY.

Pride & Punishment, a Bridal Discipline boxed set from Golden Angel, is NOW LIVE!

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BLURB:

This box set contains the first three books of the Bridal Discipline series – 

Philip’s Rules: Cordelia’s determined to be the perfect wife, but her stepdaughter from her first marriage is just as determined to undermine her every step of the way. His method of correction for both Cordelia and Gabrielle isn’t what either lady expected, but Cordelia finds confidence in his support and care of her and love begins to bloom.

Undisciplined – A Novella: Gabrielle is used to being a burden, and when her stepmother finds a new husband she knows that’s exactly what she is to both of them. She’s prepared to marry anyone, to try and grasp for what happiness she can find, and no longer be underfoot of the happy couple. This novella was written at the request of readers who wanted to know what was happening between Felix and Gabrielle during Book 1 of the Bridal Discipline series.

Gabrielle’s Discipline: To escape the scandal of trying to elope with an unworthy man, Gabrielle finds herself married to the man she loves – a charming rake and her guardian’s best friend, Mr. Felix Hood. He’s the third son of a Viscount, he’s darkly handsome, and he’s in love with her stepmother. Or so she thinks.

These two alpha males have their hands full when it comes to their wives, but they don’t hesitate to mete out the necessary discipline required. Red-hot, passionate, and a guaranteed happily-ever-after for everyone.

About Angel
Angel is a self-described bibliophile with a “kinky” bent who loves to write stories for the characters in her head. If she didn’t get them out, she’s pretty sure she’d go just a little crazy.

She is happily married, old enough to know better but still too young to care, and a big fan of happily-ever-afters, strong heroes and heroines, and sizzling chemistry.

She believes the world is a better place when there’s a little magic in it.

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Ratings

5 stars – This is a book I will not forget and would definitely read again.

4 stars – I really enjoyed this book, I might not read it again but I would definitely recommend it to others.

3 stars – This story was good but either forgettable or just very typical of its genre.

2 stars – Whilst the book was readable I either didn’t enjoy parts of the plot or just could not connect to the main characters.

1 star – This is a book I simply could not finish for reasons listed in the review.

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Stuck on You – Amelia Wilde

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

This is one ‘Beau’ tifully written story.

Stuck on You is the second book set in Ruby Bay and features Beau, another of the Bliss brothers. It can very easily be read as a stand alone, though then you’d miss out on Crush on You , which is also a really good story.

If you’ve read CoY, then you will have got a little hint of Beau, and his troubles, at the end of it. As far as the Bliss brother, their resort and Ruby Bay is concerned, Beau is a synonym for event planning, fun and good times. He’s the guy guaranteed to make any party go with a swing, always smiling and with a drink in his hand. Only appearances can be very deceptive and false smiles can hide a multitude of pain.

When Claire is drafted in to work with Beau, after a very unfortunate incident with some fireworks and a boat from the local yacht club, they are soon making sparks of their own. It’s pretty much dislike on first sight, he sees an uptight and cold perfectionist, she sees the party guy image he fools everyone with. However the more time they spend together the more they both realise that someone else lies beneath the facade. Someone they’d really quite like to know.

In this almost enemies-to-lovers tale, there is also a huge dose of insta-lust that spirals very quickly into insta-love. The time frame in the book is fairly short BUT because Claire and Beau are very much the focus of the story, not to mention how much time they spend together, I found it worked. I did believe in their passion and emotions, they certainly heated up my kindle with their chemistry.

I also really liked them both, faults, secrets, foolish choices and all. They felt human and so very believable and made me care about them. There is an air of warmth that this story exudes, a feeling of being in your PJ’s, wrapped up cosy in a blanket, nibbling on chocolate. It’s very much a relaxing read, whilst still being entertaining at the same time. In fact whilst I wouldn’t classify this as a rom-com, it did have a subtle humour about it, a certain something that brought a gentle smile to the lips and a soft caress to the heart.

In some ways it’s a book to read when you’ve had your fill of hard and heavy reads. It’s a story to lift your spirits, take away your cares and leave you happy. However that doesn’t make it forgettable, it doesn’t mean it’s low quality or boring, nothing could be further from the truth. So much so that this is a book (and author) I will happily recommend to family and friends. 

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PJTQGCQ/

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07PJTQGCQ/



Enemy, meet lover.

Nice to meet you. I’m Beau Bliss, and I don’t just throw parties at the resort I own with my brothers: I am the party.

…right up until the event that will go down as Disaster of the Year.

Now we’re playing defence, and I’m playing it hardest of all. Damage control has arrived in the form of prim, proper, uptight Claire Cashmore…and she’s ready to shut it all down.

If I want to keep my job, I have to charm her.
Claire is determined not to be charmed.

If I want to win her over, I’m going to need more than my signature cocktail. A lot more.

With time running out, I have to pull out all the stops.
Even the ones I’d rather keep firmly between the sheets.



Ratings


5 stars – This is a book I will not forget and would definitely read again.

4 stars – I really enjoyed this book, I might not read it again but I would definitely recommend it to others.

3 stars – This story was good but either forgettable or just very typical of its genre.

2 stars – Whilst the book was readable I either didn’t enjoy parts of the plot or just could not connect to the main characters.

1 star – This is a book I simply could not finish