Cover Reveal ~~ Black Light: Roulette War

Black Light: Roulette War

By Jennifer Bene, Livia Grant, Renee Rose, Measha Stone,
Sue Lyndon, Golden Angel, Eris Adderly, and Kay Elle Parker

Release Date: Friday, February 7, 2019

Cover Design by: Eris Adderly

Go Live Price: $6.99

Genre: Contemporary BDSM


One crazy bet. Two sexy clubs. Eight bestselling authors.

During this Roulette, only one can come out on top.

Black Light’s naughty game of Valentine Roulette returns with eight brand new
scorching hot stories. For the first time, Black Light East and Black Light West
will compete against each other to capture the title of hottest BDSM club of the
year in Black Light: Roulette War.

More than bragging rights hang in the balance when couples risk their hearts in this
wild game unlike any other. With stories from Jennifer Bene, Livia Grant, Renee
Rose, Measha Stone, Sue Lyndon, Golden Angel, Eris Adderly, and Kay Elle
Parker, everyone will be betting on this sizzling game of chance.

Individual Blurbs and Excerpts:

Wicked by Jennifer Bene
Tori has always been the babygirl looking for her perfect Daddy, but after years of
disappointment could Pierce — a notorious trust fund bad boy — be the one she’s always

“Are you a dirty girl, Tori?” he asked, squeezing her hip in a firm grip. “Have you ever been treated like a filthy little slut, or have you only let people call you Baby?”

Her brows pulled together, a flicker of something on her face that he actually couldn’t figure out
when she replied with, “I’ve only let people call me Baby, sir.”


Lifting the marker, he carefully wrote the words ‘DIRTY GIRL’ on her right thigh. “Do you
know what dirty girls get, Tori?”

“No, sir,” she replied, her eyes glued to the stark contrast of the black marker on her pale skin.

“Exactly what they deserve.”

Facade by Livia Grant
Sean has to sneak away to Black Light to shed his gentleman’s mask. The closet
adrenaline junkie comes to play hard. But retired porn star Karly Starr doesn’t want any
part of his bullshit BDSM games. She just joined Black Light to get laid. Too bad for her
the wheel paired her with the only guy with the willpower to deny her until she’s begging
to play his dirty games.

Just as the marble fell into its slot, the stress of the day and heat of the room combined with the
dizzy feeling from watching the wheel spinning caught up to her.

Stephanie wobbled on her feet enough that Master Wilde had to reach out and steady her with a
tight grip on each of her hips. He crowded closer, molding his muscular chest against her back to
help prop her up.

“Whoa, I’ve got you, baby.”

Baby? Stephanie Kranowski was no one’s baby, least of all some guy she’d met thirty seconds
before. “I’m not your baby,” she whispered back, trying not to make a scene on the stage.

“Oh, baby. Tonight you’re gonna be whatever the hell I want you to be.”

His ominous words flowed over her. Most women might be afraid of the edgy promise he’d
whispered against her ear, but to Stephanie they were like a long-lost song she’d been waiting to
hear again.

As the wheel finally came to a halt, her Dom for the night chuckled. “Hey look at that. The
perfect kink to marry up with the belting you’re going to receive. I’ll have to consider changing
over to a nice crop instead of my belt.”

Fucking great. I rolled Pony Play.

Prelude by Renee Rose
I came to Black Light on Bratva business, but now that I’m here, I know exactly who I
want: the lovely blonde who doesn’t belong here. The one who requires a delicate touch.
And I swear, by the time I’m through with her, she’ll be begging for more.

I note Lady Luck’s movement before I even turn back. Then I see her striding quickly away, hips
swaying, hair tossed back with a snap of her head. Gone is the softness of a moment ago.
Now, she’s all business, taking long strides in those heels like she was born in them with her
back stiff and straight as a rod.


I take off after her. I don’t want to make a scene. Black Light has dungeon monitors everywhere,
and everyone here considers us to be part of the entertainment. There’s no such thing as privacy
at Black Light on a night like this.

I hustle to catch up with Lady Luck, without calling her name. She’s near the exit.
“Hang on.” I catch her elbow, then immediately release it when she shakes off my touch. “Don’t

When she whirls, she has fire in her eyes. “Red.”

Unexpected by Measha Stone
Seeking a night of stress relief, Quinn signs up to spin the wheel at Black Light Roulette.
But she’s off to a rough start when her nerves sabotage her ability to be a good girl.
Things don’t improve when she spins an activity that offers more anxiety than relief.
Jack promises to deliver exactly what she needs, but he’s a stranger. Can she ease her
defenses enough to let him see the real her? If she does— will he stay or will he cry off?

“I didn’t mean to sound rude,” she said, and she meant it. People threw her into the bitch
category before getting to know her. She wouldn’t blame any of them. First impressions weren’t
her strong suit. His lips cracked into a smile, not a pleased and handsome one, but rather a grin
that soaked her panties—a knowing grin filled with dark and sinister promises.

“I know you didn’t.” His fingers tightened, sending another jolt of fire through her scalp. “And I
know you weren’t trying to manipulate me into letting you top from the bottom.”

She opened her mouth to agree with him, but the arching of his brow stilled her tongue. That was
exactly what she’d been doing.

“I don’t think we’re supposed to start yet,” she said instead.

His smile didn’t fade as his other hand caressed her jaw.

“I can tell our couples are ready to get started, so everyone have fun and play safe!” Madison’s
voice boomed over the crowd.

“Now we are.” He released her hair. “Let’s go.”

Trained by Sue Lyndon
Daddy Xavier knows Dolly will make the perfect little baby kitten, even though she’s a
complete newbie at pet play. The adorable brunette simply requires training—and he
plans to do a thorough job.

“You’re my little kitten, Dolly,” he said in a firm tone, “and every good little kitten needs a strict
but caring owner to tend to her needs.”

A half-moan, half-whimper escaped her, and in the next moment, he noticed her fidgeting in
place, pressing her thighs tightly together as she stood before him.

“Some kittens call their owners Master, but you’re a very new baby kitten, so you’ll have a
daddy instead, and you may call me Daddy throughout our scene, little kitten. Do you

“Yes, Da-Daddy.” A fresh flush appeared upon her cheeks. He thought she looked radiant as she
stood trembling with excitement and blushing bright red.

“Good kitty. Now, step out of your heels and get down on your hands and knees like a sweet
little baby kitten.”

Inflamed by Golden Angel
Their mutual attraction is hot enough to burn the club down and Master Elliott knows it,
even if he won’t admit it. He’s a sadist with fiery kinks and he chooses his subs wisely.
But Lisa knows Master Elliott is wrong about her and she’s signed up to Roulette night to
prove she can handle whatever the wheel throws her way. When the wheel stops
spinning, all bets are off.

“Ow? What hurts?” It was more of a demand than a question, although concern laced his tone.

“I’m fine,” she said, slapping his hands away when he tried to pull the blanket open to look at
her, feeling annoyed. Before he’d been mad when she hadn’t wanted to cuddle, now he was trying
to end their cuddle session in favor of checking her over. “I can handle anything you dish out.”

She’d meant it as a joke, but there was more of an edge to her voice than she’d intended, some of
the feelings she’d had going into Roulette night making themselves known in that one simple

Master Elliott stilled. “What do you mean by that?”

“Nothing, I’m just teasing,” she said quickly, but the damage had already been done.

Strong fingers caught her jaw, forcing her to turn her head and meet his gaze. The expression on
his face was guarded, but she could see the tension in his shoulders, the way his eyes blazed.
“Are you trying to prove something to me?” Master Elliott asked. His eyes flashed with intense
emotion. “Would you even have said your safe word if you needed to?”

Breathless by Eris Adderly
For him, everything has to be perfectly clean.
For her, everything has been a perfect mess.
She’s going to teach him to breathe.
He’s going to take her breath away.

“Are you afraid of the dark, Miss Payne?”

They were in a room full of neon. “No, Sir?”

His hand came up to catch hold of something near her face. She’d forgotten about the fucking

“A shame.” Latex swung over her face.

Lights out.

Burn by Kay Elle Parker
Montana millionaire Finnegan McLeod spends his life gambling on the whims of nature
but he’s never been more enthusiastic about taking his turn at a Roulette wheel. Luck falls
on his side, throwing little Ava Conway in his path. She fits him like a glove in every
way. The only question is, when they come together how hot will they burn?

“I’ll ask you outright, Ava, before we wrap up this lovely little scene: do you trust me?”

“Yes, Sir.” There was a vehemence in her tone that hadn’t been in it before. A surety. Ava
nodded again as her confidence swelled, in him, and in herself.

“Will you trust me to take care of you even as I hurt you?” He dragged the rounded tip of the
implement in his hand down the shallow valley of her spine.

She closed her eyes, blew out a long slow breath. She knew what came next. “I think you’re the
only one I do,” she murmured. Her cuffed hands gripped the head of the bench. “Maybe the only
one I can.”

His response was the backs of his fingers brushing over her cheek before he moved away.
“We’re going for ten, little dove. Move and I’ll tie you down. Remember to breathe.”


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Author Bios and Contact Info:

Jennifer Bene:
Jennifer Bene is a USA Today bestselling author of dark romance. She’s been in the
Amazon Top 50, and had #1 top-selling books in BDSM, Suspense, Thrillers, Horror, and more.
While she’s been writing for years, it’s always been the dark stuff that makes her tingly, so her
books are full of aggressive alpha males, feisty women who may or may not have a submissive
streak, and intense, psychological story lines. Don’t worry though, she always insists on having a
nice little happily-ever-after, because without the dark we’d never appreciate the light.


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Livia Grant:
USA Today bestselling author Livia Grant lives in Chicago with her husband and two
sons… one a young man, the other a furry rescue dog named Max. She is blessed to have traveled
extensively and as much as she loves to visit places around the globe, the Midwest and its
changing seasons will always be home. Livia started writing when she felt like she finally had
the life experience to write a riveting story that she hopes her readers won’t be able to put down.
Livia’s fans appreciate her deep, character driven plots, often rooted in an ensemble cast where
the friendships are as important as the romance… well, almost.

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Renee Rose:
USA Today Bestselling Author Renee Rose is a naughty wordsmith who writes kinky
romance. Named Eroticon USA’s Next Top Erotic Author in 2013, she has also won The
Romance Reviews Best Historical, Sci-Fi and BDSM awards, Spanking Romance Reviews‘ Best
Historical, Erotic, Ageplay and favorite author, and was a finalist for The BDSM Writer’s Con
Golden Flogger award. She’s hit #1 on Amazon in multiple categories in the U.S. and U.K., is
often found on the list of Amazon’s Top 100 Authors.

Sue Lyndon:
USA TODAY bestselling author Sue Lyndon writes steamy D/s romance in a variety of
genres, from contemporary to historical to fantasy. She’s a #1 Amazon bestseller in multiple
categories, including BDSM Erotica and Sci-Fi Erotica. She also writes non-bdsm sci-fi romance
under the name Sue Mercury. When she’s not busy working on her next book, you’ll find her
hanging out with her family, watching sci-fi movies, reading, or sneaking chocolate.

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Golden 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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Measha Stone:
Measha Stone is USA Today bestselling author of erotic romance. She’s had #1 top-selling
books in BDSM, and suspense. She lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband
and children, who are just as creative and crazy as her. Her vanilla writing has been published in
numerous literary magazines, but she’s found her passion in erotic romance.
Stay up to date on her latest releases, get a sneak peek at current projects, and exclusive
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Kay Elle Parker:
Kay Elle Parker is a British author living in the wilds of Yorkshire. She has an eclectic
taste in music, reads anything when she has the time, and loves Fell ponies and Border Collies.
Her sense of humor is wicked and often misunderstood, downright dirty and infectious.
Writing romance is the dream, and Kay has books in dark, BDSM, and paranormal romance. Just
recently, she released her first contemporary romance, Speechless.

She loves writing all things vampire and shifter. She loves to chat to readers!

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Eris Adderly:
Eris writes dark, escape-from-reality romance full of criminals and outcasts. Expect the
decadent and filthy, the crude and sublime, sometimes all at once. She is a complete nerd and
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My Aussie Guy (My Guy series, #2) by Liz Lovelock

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A dare.
A date.
Followed by heartbreak.

That’s how I’d describe my relationship with Aiden Heller, the exchange student from Australia. All the girls flock to him as if he’s their shiny new toy. I’ll admit, I’m drawn to him. There’s something about him, perhaps it’s the accent.

He’s a thrill-seeker—I’m not.
He seeks attention—So do I, but only from him.
He wants to kiss me—Should I let him?
Do I trust him with my heart? —I’m not so sure.

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The Omen of Stones Excerpt

The Omen of Stones by Casey L. Bond

Genre: YA Fantasy

Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen

Cover Designer: Melissa Stevens/ The Illustrated Author Design Services

Publication Date: March 13th, 2020

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Spirit and Stone. Song and Sky. Fate and Future all align.

On my seventeenth birthday, I finally heard Fate’s voice. He whispered to me again and again, insisting I find the Omen of Stones. Having never heard of such lore, I thought I could ignore his pleas. The Summer Solstice proved otherwise. Being surrounded by fellow witches worked my magic up into a powerful swell that crashed and churned within me. As the energy crackled through my veins, I shunned my royal duties to follow the call of my heart. 

Venturing beyond the safety of the Kingdom’s borders, I felt Fate nudging me toward a destiny I was eager to claim. Confidence in my craft blinded me from the ominous clouds of danger that roiled on the horizon. 

Captured by purists dead-set on purging the Kingdom of magic and witches, my salvation came in the form of a mysterious girl who wielded stones like daggers. Something about her called to me, whispering we were stronger together, strong enough to stand against the dark forces threatening to crush my kingdom. Trusting Fate could jeopardize my heritage and my throne, but defying him could cost Omen’s life.

I looked around at our house, then to the boy standing in it, into his honey-gold eyes. “I don’t regret saving you, and I don’t regret bringing you here, or making salve for you, or letting you stay. I don’t regret walking with you to see the flood. But if I had let those men drown you, or if I would’ve left you bound in the rope when I had the means to sever it, or outside without a roof over your head when I had one to offer… If I’d refused to ease the pain in your wrists, River, I would have regretted it. I would have regretted every second of any and all of those choices.”

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Casey Bond lives in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She likes goats and yoga, but hasn’t tried goat yoga because the family goat is so big he might break her back. Seriously, he’s the size of a pony. Her favorite books are the ones that contain magical worlds and flawed characters she would want to hang out with. Most days of the week, she writes young adult fantasy books, letting her imaginary friends spill onto the blank page. 

Casey is the award-winning author of When Wishes Bleed, the Frenzy series, and fairy tale retellings such as Riches to Rags, Savage Beauty, Unlocked and Brutal Curse. Learn more about her work at

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CAPO – A dark, mafia romance

Capo by Nicolina Martin
(Russo Saga, #6)

Published by: Blushing Books Publications
Publication date: January 28th 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

An amazing, amazing conclusion to this fabulous series. I’m just a little sad that it’s all over.

I thought I’d read just a couple of chapters of this last night. Ha! Big mistake, once picked up and started I just didn’t want to put this book down. Nicolina Martin has created such a sinister, terrifying man in Luciano Salvatore and yet somehow I still wanted him to get his HEA with Chloe.

This couple have intense chemistry, a passion that is scorching hot and violently explosive. I thought Chloe was a naive fool at first, but as we unpeel her many layers we find a woman strong enough to withstand the tour de force that is Salvatore. Theirs is a relationship that is created from so many wrongs, one that skirts the line of abuse and falls frequently into dub-con. A connection crafted by threat, manipulation and battles of will.

Salvatore is not a good man, he is used to taking what he wants and he thrives on fear, especially Chloe’s fear. Despite how scared she may be, Chloe is one tough cookie and eventually he realises just what a treasure she could be. Of course he’s a foolish man, used to getting his own way and not having to explain himself to anyone, so this leads to him unintentionally hurting Chloe far too often. Add in the troubles brought to her door by his day job and the end result is that this couple have a lot of crap to wade through.

This book is captivating, mesmerising, heart wrenching and soul destroying. It stomps on your emotions repeatedly but those last few chapters? They will melt your heart and more than make up for the difficult journey it took to get there.


You’ll die if you talk.

The warning haunts her every waking hour.

After a rough start, Chloe finally has financial stability, a place to call home, and friends she’d die for. It never occurred to her that the sentiment would be put to the test, but when her best friend gets on the wrong side of infamous mob boss, Luciano Salvatore, Chloe intervenes, sealing her own fate.

Salvatore never intends for Chloe Becker to live. Beaten to within an inch of her life by his most ruthless enforcer, she still stands tall, refusing to bend to his will. Curiosity gets the better of him and he decides to see what it takes to make her lose that last streak of defiance.

He definitely doesn’t intend for her to get under his skin.

When his existence crumbles and one heart stops beating, it kicks his own back to life, but it might be too late for forgiveness.

This is the sixth and final book in the Russo Saga series, but can be enjoyed as a standalone.

Publisher’s Note: This contemporary, mafia romance contains elements of danger, suspense, adult themes, power exchange, sensual scenes and is intended for adults only. If any of these offend you, please do not purchase.


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Nicolina Martin is a Swedish born author who escapes the long, dark winter nights by writing hot contemporary romance/suspense.

She’s a mother of three teenage girls, a medical doctor, a quirky loner, and a social human being. She has traveled the globe, has had more lovers than she can count, has loved and hated, succeeded and failed, has gone through marriage and divorce. She has seen darkness and despair, as well as light and happiness.

All these experiences, she pours into her tales, taking her readers for a wild ride while twisting their minds. She loves showing that stories can be different even if the trope is the same.

Nicolina believes that life is too short for regrets and in looking forward, no matter what. She wants to enjoy every moment, and cherish life.

To find out more about Nicolina Martin, visit her official website.

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Dirty Girls

Dirty Girls by Lily White

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: January 29, 2020



Lily White, lets just get one or two things clear here. I DON’T do New Adult and I most certainly DO NOT DO bully romances. So just what witchcraft did you perform to make me love this books so much? 

Actually this is more psychological who-dunnit than anything else, there isn’t really anything that makes it a romance in the traditional sense, though ultimately there is a Hero, a heroine and a HFN ending.

The hierarchy of an American high school is clearly unlike anything to be found in most British state schools. No students hold that sort of sway and power over so many others, though I’ve never worked in the private sector so whose to say what happens there? It did mean I had to swallow a tiny pill of disbelief for this story to work, but I honestly didn’t care because this book had me hooked on it as much as Soren does the teens of Winter Ridge. I simply couldn’t put this book down, and may even have screeched like a banshee when my husband attempted to engage me in a conversation whilst I was reading it.


I also blame the author because she ratcheted the tension so high I felt as though I was walking the edge of a sword blade. It started with Soren and the threat he brought into Olive’s life, it continued with his bullying of her (which thankfully was more of a garnish to the story than the main dish) and continued when doubts started to creep in about her brother, Nathan. This book contains clues, foreshadowing and red herrings galore and whilst I spotted the easter egg when Grady almost spilt the beans on Kendall’s task of two years ago, the detailed truth of it was a total shocker!

There were times, particularly in the first third of the book, where I really wanted to smack Olive for her stupid decisions. Then I had to remind myself that she was barely 18 and with no one to rely on. Whilst my adult mind was shrieking “go tell the cops”, I know full well that wouldn’t have been my reaction as a barely new adult. So yes, once I cut her some slack I was fully on #TeamOlive. She had backbone, she had drive and she cared. She cared about what was right and wrong, she cared about others feelings but she didn’t care about fitting in or being part of the crowd. That said, I’m not so sure I’d have jumped in to stop Jonah and the cops after the stupid stunt the 4 guys pulled, and it really wasn’t the believable action of a guy who was in lust/love/ obsessed by her, nor that of a caring brother. In fact my biggest gripe was that Nathan’s character was too inconsistent and bent too much in order to fit the story.

Until almost the very end you had no idea who the murderer was, there were simply too many suspects to know for sure. What was really great was that the author slowly threw us a bone every now and then, a snippet of information, an admission or truth designed to lead us astray as often as to point us in the right direction. The clues are all there to see, but so cleverly woven amidst other facts that it’s like one of those maze puzzles with a multitude of false starts and dead ends. But there was no ‘one big secret’ dangled just out of reach for the entire book and revealed at the end, like some authors do when trying to write a book of this calibre whilst failing badly.

Welcome back, Oh Mistress of the depraved, twisted and wrong. Your humble readers have missed you so.


They were the boys any good girl knew to avoid.
Rich and privileged.
Gorgeous and cruel.
The poster boys for rebellion…their tongues so sharp they cut to the bone.

We worshipped them despite their dangerous games.
We laughed even as we cried.
It was all fun and games until the first dirty girl died.

Now, as the bodies pile up, I believe I can endure their wicked ways. Only time will tell if I’ll escape.
Because when wealthy boys are accustomed to getting everything they want, not even the lives of those around them are too high an asking price.

Warning: This book is a dark romance. If you are looking for a sweet and tender story, you won’t find it here.

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“Lily White at it again, she likes to whip you with suspense, choke you with mystery, and keep you guessing until very end!”

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“… a fascinating, disturbing, intriguing and thought provoking read.”

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Author Bio:

Lily White is a romance writer who likes to dabble on the taboo side of eroticism. She is most known for her Masters Series, Target This, Wishing Well, and Asylum. In addition to dark romance Lily writes contemporary romance, taboo romance, and psychological thrillers. Lily enjoys stretching her writing muscles by continuing to challenge herself with each book she publishes.

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I was putting distance between us with each step, the numbers growing faint until I barely heard ten. They had to be a good distance away, but I didn’t think it would be enough. 

Already, thin branches had grabbed at my hair and ripped individual strands from my head. My feet had stumbled over stones on the ground and roots that were growing too high up. 

Every so often, thick patches of bushes would block my way, causing me to turn left or right to avoid them. 

I was engulfed in darkness, the moon and stars hidden above the canopy of trees, and eventually the forest around me grew silent. I could only hear my heavy breathing. But I didn’t stop. Didn’t turn to see if I could hear footsteps behind me, didn’t slow down to give myself even a second to catch my breath. I just kept going without concern for where I would end up, as long as it was away from them.

For a moment I believed that I’d somehow outrun them, but when a tree blocked my path and I had to dodge to avoid it, a hand slapped at my arm causing me to scream. 

I turned again and ran in a different direction with deep laughter booming from where I had been.

I was being corralled, but still I kept running, even when my body wanted to give out.

The Romeo Effect

Another great rom-com from this talented author.

I’m always amazed at how Lila Monroe manages to produce something new and fresh each time. April and Seth are both eminently likeable characters, a little ‘caricatured’ but that’s part of what I love about the books. So many rom-coms rely on improbable events and unrealistic plot devices for humour. That can’t be said of The Romeo Effect. It won’t have you busting a rib laughing, instead it has a warm, gentle humour that is mixed with great characters and a charmingly wonderful story. Which makes it a superior read in my book.

April and Seth really do have great chemistry and their story held my attention from start to finish. I enjoyed that we got both POV’s, allowing me to really connect with them. There are some incredibly thought provoking and moral questioning moments to add balance to the humour. I loved where the author took this pair and how she avoided the obvious “spanner-in-the-works” situation, which would have been cliched, instead using a different method to ruffle the course of true love.

I never once felt bored whilst reading this. Even when I had to put it down the story and characters were still in my mind (and heart) and I got back to the book as soon as I could. It’s a great rom-com that I happily recommend and best of all, even though it features previous main characters, can easily be read as a stand alone story.

The king of meet-cutes has met his match… Discover the hot and hilarious new stand-alone romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe!

Seth Harding is the King of Meet-Cutes. If you get trapped in an elevator with a handsome stranger, or stranded on a moonlit cruise with the man of your dreams, chances are, it’s not fate bringing the two of you together, it’s Seth somewhere, pulling the strings.

At least, that’s what I find out, when someone hires Seth to help win my heart. It would be romantic… if he weren’t all wrong for me. And Mr Right…?

Well, he might just be the guy behind the scenes. 

Suddenly, my faith in soulmates is hitting a major complication. Seth is cynical, and argumentative… and seriously irresistible. Soon, the sparks between us are impossible to ignore. But can this hopeful romantic really find love with a man who engineers happily-ever-afters for a living? And when all the tricks and tests are stripped away, what makes two people truly meant to be?

Find out in the latest laugh-out-loud read from “The reigning queen of romantic comedy”, Lila Monroe! 

Cupids Series:
1. Cupids Anonymous
2. What’s Your Sign?
3. The Romeo Effect
4. The Break-Up Artist (May 2020)


Cupids: Book 3

Publish date: Jan 28th
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Epic Fantasy Excerpt – Reign & Ruin

Today we have the blog tour of J.D. Evans’ Reign & Ruin, the first in her MAGES OF THE WHEEL Series!

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Title: Reign & Ruin 

Series: Mages of the Wheel, Book 1

Author: J.D. Evans 

Genre: Epic Fantasy 

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“All magic is beautiful,” she said, “and terrible. Do you not see the beauty in yours, or the terror in mine? You can stop a heart, and I can stop your breath.”

She is heir to a Sultanate that once ruled the world. He is an unwanted prince with the power to destroy.
She is order and intellect, a woman fit to rule in a man’s place. He is chaos and violence and will stop at nothing to protect his people.
His magic answers hers with shadow for light. They need each other, but the cost of balance may be too high a price. Magic is dying and the only way to save it is to enlist mages who wield the forbidden power of death, mages cast out centuries ago in a brutal and bloody war.
Now, a new war is coming. Science and machines to replace magic and old religion.
They must find a way to save their people from annihilation and balance the sacred Wheel—but first, they will have to balance their own forbidden passion. His peace for her tempest, his restlessness for her calm… 

Night and day, dusk and dawn, the end, and the beginning.    

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“Do you know why mages of the Sixth House are called death mages?” he asked, disappointed when she slid her arm free of his. The coolness of her demeanor and her magic were calming, quieting the restlessness that plagued him. 

“It seems obvious, which suggests to me that I am mistaken,” she replied, examining his face for some clue to the answer. He suspected she was capable of divining a great deal simply by someone’s expression. Air mages. 

“If you believe it is because the Sixth House and destruction are synonymous with death, then yes, you are mistaken. In ancient days, it was common to employ Sixth House mages as executioners. It was a kinder death to have your heart stopped by their magic, or sleep that became death, than to be hanged, or burned alive, or beheaded. It began as mercy,” he said, trying to keep the resentment out of his voice. 

Her soft gaze and rapt silence made him want to bolt. He was not accustomed to that kind of focus. Most people in Sarkum knew he was a Sixth House mage, and a powerful one. They didn’t look at him directly, as if that would somehow unleash his magic. 

“But, as things often are, it was taken out of context. They began by calling only those employed as executioners death mages. Eventually it spread to encompass the entire Sixth House.”

“I have never heard that,” she said, sadly. “I have studied everything I can find, which is not much. Many of the texts were burned after the Sundering. The entire palace library was almost lost.” 

“A historian and a student of law. Admirable.” He grinned to disguise the depth of the emotion behind the comment. “Now I have shared a fact. So, it is your turn.” It would be an easy and pleasant thing to stay exactly where he was, conversing with her for the rest of the day. There were so many questions her statements raised. The most burning of which was why she was studying the Sixth House. If it weren’t for the half dozen of her attendants watching with razor-sharp concentration and trying to appear as if they were not, he might try and coax her to walk with him longer. 

“I am not a Veritor,” she said, “and am glad for it.”

“It could be a powerful tool and weapon to have that capability at your disposal,” Makram said. 

“As with a blade, the edge can cut the wielder just as easily as the opponent.” There was a tone in her voice, a distracted kind of cadence, that suggested she had seen such an occurrence. Her father?

“A wise point,” he said, his admiration and curiosity rising with each word she uttered. 

“In my case it is the lack of that magic that cuts. Every past generation of Sabris have born a Veritor. Neither I, nor my cousin, are one. Some consider that an omen.” She spoke with words devoid of emotion, but her hands tightened together. 

“An omen of what?”

“The end of the Sabri Sultanate.”

About the Author: 

J.D. Evans writes science fiction and fantasy romance and is the author of the novel, Reign & Ruin. After earning her degree in linguistics, J.D. served a decade as an army officer. She once spent her hours putting together briefings for helicopter pilots and generals. Now she writes stories, tends to a tiny human, knits, sews badly, gardens, and cultivates Pinterest Fails. After a stint in Beirut, J.D. fell in love with the Levant, which inspired the setting for her debut series, Mages of the Wheel.

J.D. currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, though she will always be a Montana girl at heart.

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Australian authors supporting Australia

We Are One

What can I do?

Haven’t we all asked that question?

What can I do to help these people in need as fire destroys our beautiful country?

With big celebs donating money we could never match, which we are SO incredibly grateful for, we wonder how our little donations can make a difference? But they can. Every SINGLE cent makes a difference. Every person makes a difference. Everyone coming together MAKES a difference. 

So, I decided to make a difference. I wanted to give back. I wanted to help. 

What I never expected was the incredible support my fellow Australian authors would give me. These utterly BEAUTIFUL women all came forward and happily threw themselves into my cause. They wanted to help. They had lived the pain. Cried the tears. Seen the destruction. They, my friends, are angels. 

So, there you have it. This is how we’re helping our country. 

Today, Australia Day, we are so proud to be releasing not one but TWO incredible anthologies into the public. Volume One is available on ALL platforms (Nook, Apple Books, Amazon, Kobo etc) and Volume Two is exclusive to Amazon and FREE in Kindle Unlimited. We wanted to open it up to EVERYONE. 

Two incredible editions, full of amazing books, for the price of $3.99. That money you spend will go directly into helping two incredible charities that need our money the most right now. Your purchase will go towards saving things that are so utterly broken right now. We need to heal our country. We need to heal what’s broken. 

VOLUME ONE will go in full to HIVE AID. Bees are everything, you guys, and they’re being destroyed. Without them, there is no us, they need our help –

VOLUME TWO will go in full to WIRES – Australian Wildlife Rescue Organization –

Our native flora and fauna need us, and we’ve decided to give to them. 

The most important part, is me giving a shout out to the incredible people who have graciously helped us without question. Who have given their time to us without hesitation. 

For this ABSOLUTELY amazing cover, I give full thanks to Ben Ellis from Tall Story Designs. He has worked with us to give us the most beautiful cover I could ever imagine. Ben, thank you, no words can express how grateful we are. Please, go and give him your support –

To Give Me Books for creating a release blitz for us, to spread the word and help us get as much as we possibly can for these incredible charities, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have stepped forward and jumped in without question. You’re a true part of this book community. Please, go and give them your support –

And, to my UTTERLY gorgeous AUTHORS that came forward and gave their work to this, who jumped in without thought or question, I am forever thankful for your help!! You know how much this means to our country, and you’re all true angels. I wish we could have gotten every Aussie author in this anthology but unfortunately that just wasn’t possible, but I know, I KNOW, they are all supporting this country with their whole hearts ❤ 

Ella Fields, Lili Saint Germain, TJ Hamilton, Max Henry, Nina Levine, Lauren McKellar, Lila Rose, TL Smith, Len Webster, Rachel Brookes, KM Golland, Carmen Jenner, Lesley Jones, Kate McCarthy, Kate Sterritt, Eden Summers, Pepper Winters & Kasey Millstead! 

Thank you,

Bella Jewel x

Title: We Are One: Volume One

Authors: Ella Fields, Lili St. Germain, TJ Hamilton, Max Henry, Nina Levine, Lauren K. McKellar, Lila Rose, T.L. Smith, & Len Webster

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: January 26, 2020

Volume One

Nine amazing authors come together in this incredible anthology. All proceeds will go towards those in need during the Australian Bushfire Crisis currently affecting Australia.

In this limited edition you’ll receive 9 full length novels from the following incredible authors:

Lili St Germain – Gun Shy
Ella Fields – Suddenly Forbidden
TJ Hamilton – Defending Pacer
Max Henry – Echoes in the Storm
Nina Levine – Steal my Breath
Lauren K. McKellar – The Twenty One
Lila Rose – Fumbled Love
T.L. Smith – Kandiland
Len Webster – The First Touch Of Sunlight

All content is recommended for adults over the age of 18+


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Title: We Are One: Volume Two

Authors: Rachel Brookes, K.M. Golland, Carmen Jenner, Bella Jewel, Lesley Jones, Kate McCarthy, Kasey Millstead, Kate Sterritt, Eden Summers, & Pepper Winters

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: January 26, 2020

Volume Two

Ten incredible authors come together in this amazing anthology. All proceeds will go towards those in need during the Australian Bushfire Crisis currently affecting Australia.

In this limited edition you’ll receive 10 full length novels from the following incredible authors:

Bella Jewel – Fleeting Moments

Rachel Brookes – Be My Temptation

K.M. Golland – Plight

Carmen Jenner – Towards The Sound Of Chaos

Lesley Jones – Spiralling Skywards

Kate McCarthy – The Biker & The Thief

Kasey Millstead – Cowboy Town

Kate Sterritt – Love My Way

Eden Summers – Hunter

Pepper Winters – Can’t Touch This

All content is recommended for adults over the age of 18+


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Ella’s Masquerade
by Lexi C. Foss

Just how did I go from hating Tray to thinking he’s the best thing since sliced bread?

This author’s work never disappoints me. Her stories hold me spellbound, her characters step of the page and become my friends and her imagination just wows me. I really, really enjoyed this story and can’t wait for the Midnight Fae series.

At first I thought Tray was a real ass, particularly with his talk of “games” and his plans for Ella. However he soon realised that would never be the correct way to introduce her to her future and I soon found myself genuinely liking him. He continued to tease and torment Ella but he also treated her with respect and love. He really is a swoon-worthy hero. Ella is an amazing heroine, snarky, strong and spectacular as all hell. She’s really got the rough end of the stick but Tray offers her a future she never even dreamed existed.

I totally believed in their connection, they have a chemistry and passion that explodes of the page, leading to some very, VERY, steamy moments. The story is set mainly in the human realm, and involved some significant time jumps. Not only were all clearly labelled but they didn’t affect the flow of the story either, instead they allowed the pace to be maintained and avoided any tedious “fluff and filler”.

This is a wonderful story, one I’m only too happy to recommend, and a great introduction to a new Fae realm. You don’t need to have read any prior books that are linked to the series, and as a stand alone it’s ideal for sampling both a taste of this authors amazing writing and getting to know the wonderful universe she has created.

𝓔𝓵𝓵𝓪’𝓼 𝓜𝓪𝓼𝓺𝓾𝓮𝓻𝓪𝓭𝓮

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Once upon a time, a handsome prince asked the academy wallflower to the ball. She was blinded by the stars in her own eyes and the pitter-patter of her lonely heart. Little did she know this prince was no prince at all, but a villain disguised behind a charming smile.

🌟 Ella 🌟
There are no such things as fairy tales or happily ever afters. Not in my world. My reality is riddled with pain and loss and immense hatred.

Until him.
Trayton Nacht, the new transfer student at Darlington Academy.
Something about his darkness calls to me. The way his eyes glimmer in the night and the cruelty of his handsome smile.
With a single glance, he turned my world inside out. And now I can’t get enough.

But what if he’s just like the rest of them? What if this is all just another masquerade?

🌟 Tray 🌟
She stole my heart, once upon a time. Three years ago in an alley where she left me with a pair of sodden blue slippers.

Her life had been mine for the taking, until I discovered the fae magic lurking beneath her skin. Now it’s time to recruit her, to take her to her fate.
But first, we’ll play a little game.

One that will end in destruction.

Because f*ck fairy godmothers.
What Ella needs is a Dark Fae.
One who can help her burn Darlington Academy to the ground.
A Dark Fae like me.

Author Note: This is a dark Cinderella retelling with strong bully elements. This M/F PNR features a happily ever after ending and is also the prequel to the Midnight Fae Academy Why Choose Trilogy. Tray and Ella are important characters throughout the series.

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Release Blitz – Unamarked Graves

Unmarked Graves by Christine Pope

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Cover Designer: Christian Bentulan (Covers by Christian)

Editor: Katherine Tomlinson, Story Authority

Publisher: Dark Valentine Press 

Publication Date: Jan. 22, 2020

Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

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Some demons just refuse to stay down…

In a moment of sheer, unthinking terror, Rosemary McGuire raised powers she never knew she possessed to save herself and Will Gordon from the part-demon, Caleb Lockwood. Now, as Will heals and the police ask questions she and Will dare not answer, more facets of Rosemary’s power begin to manifest, leaving her wondering exactly how far they reach.

Caleb got away with the hard drive that contained footage proving demons are real, but there’s one blessing — no one died in the fiery confrontation. At least, that’s what Rosemary and Will think…until Caleb’s body turns up, and the police stop looking for a perp and start seeking a murderer.

With suspicion floating around them, Will and Rosemary are drawn closer together as they follow a faint wisp of a clue to track down the stolen hard drive…and step straight into a hornet’s nest of demons hiding in plain sight.

That’s not all they find. The closer they get to their goal, the more twists and turns arise to trip them up, threatening a future they’re just beginning to envision. Unless they stop the ghosts — and the demons — of the past from destroying it.


Author Bio:
USA Today bestseller Christine Pope is the author of the paranormal romance Witches of Cleopatra Hill series and the Djinn Wars series, among many other books (sixty and counting!). Researching UFOs brought her to magical Sedona, Arizona, where she now makes her home. Find out more about her books at

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