If at any time an author can bring out emotions in a reader, they are a success. If they can draw in a reader to feel engaged in the journey of their new book friends, they earn more respect. If an author can leave a reader feeling intrigued, inspired, and even offer healing, they’ve gained a bibliophile fanatic for life. - Shani K. - The Chronicles of an Abibliophobiac.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

New Release: Afon (Dudnik Circle #3 by Esther E. Schmidt



OUT NOW: “AFON” THE DUDNIK CIRCLE #3
Buy links: books2read.com/Afon

Title: “Afon”
Series: The Dudnik Circle #3
Cover Design: Esther E. Schmidt
Photographer/Model: Joram Krol Photography
Genre: Mafia Romance
Standalone
Release: 06/12/2018

Didn’t you get the hint yet? I’m always hungry for a taste of retribution with the need to purge. I’ve drowned in my own blood and welcomed the taste until it fueled me to revive. I’m Afon Nikolin, third in command of The Dudnik Circle. The Russian Mob, in case you need a label.
The woman I claimed as my future wife, without her knowledge I might add, is part of the Italian mob. She has the same taste for retribution, except she almost paid for it with her own life. Revenge can eat you alive, drag you down until there’s only a shell of a person left, or will cost you everything this world has to offer.
With multiple enemies targeting both sides, we have no other choice but to rely on each other. Everything in life is a risk, either with your heart, or your last breath. I’m willing to risk it all when it involves saving her, but will it be enough for the both of us?
**This dark, intense, standalone romance is not for the faint of heart. You've been warned.**

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All books in the Dudnik Circle are standalone. 
Order of release, for a greater reading experience: 
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Review: "Bark (Lost Valkyries MC #3)" by Esther E. Schmidt




Excuse me, but could we have another please? That's what I want to ask with in minutes of finishing my first read through of Bark and Fox's story! I'm honestly blown away ( Ha!) with how well Esther is able to combine some seriously dark stuff with a hot and steamy romance!

Bark is the VP and a man you don't want to mess with. Screw up, hurt someone he loves or just be dumb in spades and he will come for you. He lives by the code of his MC with a respect and dedication to rival most. He knows that his life needs a change he just can't figure out what the change should be. He takes a chance to check out a "job" before they take it. What he doesn't expect to find is a fox.....

Jodi has finally seen her dream come true. She's opened up her salon and looks forward to each day she spends with her clients and staff. She fought hard to get where she is, even if that means her personal life taking a back seat. Or in this case, a small room in her salon. She knows that she too is facing change in her life. She's being harassed by someone, and she's not going to go down fighting. Just as she aims to fight back she meets a man with a mean bark.....

This is a seriously HOT and dark book! Just like with all the stories in this series you find yourself falling in love with the characters and rejoicing in their duties and how they rule their world. It's a quickie (Ha again!) read that will have you asking for one more too! As always Esther teases us with a small glimpse of other characters who will appear soon in the series.


Author Website: Esther E. Schmidt


Good Reads: Esther E. Schmidt







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Review: "Jag: Diablo's Throne #2)" by H.J. Bellus



I was so excited for this book to come out. After reading Cruz I was even more intrigued by the family dynamic of the me!best of Diablo's Throne. Heidi didn't hold back with this one! My heart ached for Jag and the hell he went through. He had to fight for his life and live with the scars the demons left behind. He had the opportunity to capture his dream, but it came crashing down on him when one of his demons makes an appearance.

Sunni is a survivor through and through. She is convinced that she doesn't deserve a happy life after her disastrous attempt at a HEA ends in tragedy. It sets her on a tailspin and sends her running. No woman should ever go through the hell she did. When her truths are shared its both intensely shocking and horrific. She doesn't think she can make it through this next round of battle.

Neither one can run forever from their pasts. When the darkness co!we to light, will they won or tap out?

I so loved the witty moments, the raw emotion that was yanked out of me and just the desire to cheer them on through their battles. Heidi opens your eyes a little more to the hard and gritty truth of just how crooked some people can be. Especially when its people that are supposed to protect you and fight for you. Their story took my breath away with heartache but also with admiration for their strength.

This is a binge worthy book! So much so I finished in one marathon read. Four hours later I am wiping away years, laughing and wishing I had a few minutes alone with the bad guys to rough them up! Not as well as the team, but I can try right? Seriously well written and a new favorite for this abliophobiac in the cage fighter genre!





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Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2JMV6m9

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Cover Reveal: "Bark" (Lost Valkyries MC #3) by Esther E. Schmidt



SURPRISE COVER REVEAL: “BARK” LOST VALKYRIES MC #3

Title: “Bark”
Series: Lost Valkyries MC #3


Cover Design: Esther E. Schmidt

Photographer: Sisu Fotografie

Model: Ralph Bijl

Genre: MC Romance

Standalone, short story.

Release Day: 04/10/2018

Preorder link:

Jodi - Some people might take a step back when they run into this guy. Although the way his eyes pierce mine, it’s as if he’s allowing me to see the kindness that’s hidden within.

Bark - Those I consider deserve to die, will be killed by me, without any remorse. I’m a man who will get close enough in a fight so I can enjoy seeing the life of another person slipping through my fingers. Yet when my fingers slide over her skin it’s as if I can feel the life slip right into me to enlighten my heart.

**Books in the Lost Valkyries MC series will each be a standalone, short story romance. Every book is lust to love at warp speed. Grip your panties because they are going to be melting...so be warned!**

Lost Valkyries MC (standalone):






Friday, March 9, 2018

Review: " Returning Home" by Riann C. Miller



She thought they could take on the world and he was the one. He thought he wasn’t worthy of her love. One was ready to give everything up to be together, the other was ready to walk away to give the other a life they deserved. In the end, they made choices that would haunt them.

Luke has returned home to a mess of problems. He was retired from the military after a devastating injury. On top of that his Mom has been keeping secrets from him. To add to all of that, Sam returns to his life. She’s angry and hurt. It’s killing him to keep it all inside and not confess it all to her. The reasons why he went away, the love he still has for her and his own pain.

Sam never truly got over Luke. When he lands back in her life after so many years, she tells herself she’ll stay strong. Her relationship with his Mom makes it hard for her to stay away. She has her own secrets that she’s keeping from Luke. She has a life she’s been trying to live ever since he went away. It’s hurting her to keep it all locked in and fight her deep feelings of regret and wanting.

It takes something big to shake them both up in order to figure out how to co-exist in their small town. But will it be enough to give them what they both want?

I loved this book! I ugly cried, I laughed, I cheered, ugly cried some more. The author takes the time to pull serious emotion from you and makes you want to reach in and hug the characters hard while lecturing them. It’s a book full of feels! I loved it and if you’re looking for a second chance love book, pick up this quick read!


Where do I go to find out more about the author?

Authors Website: Riann C. Miller

Authors Amazon Page: Riann C. Miller

Authors GoodReads Page: Riann C. Miller

Authors Facebook Fan Page: Riann C. Miller

My GoodReads Review: HERE

My Amazon Review HERE





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Monday, March 5, 2018

Review: "Hunt Me Down (Fight Me #1.5)" by A.L. Jackson



Note: This is a standalone novella that can be read anytime.

I wasn’t sure if I would really be too interested in this book because it does have the fairytale story vibe. The reason I say this is because I’ve read so many them and more often than not I was let down by them. However, that wasn’t the case with this book.

Brody Wolfe has a darkness in him that was passed down by his immoral father. A man who will always get what he wants, even if it means doing things illegal. But for Brody, he wants to be a different man. He wants to still win at the acquisitions game, but do it in what he believes is the right way. He is still very much a man who loves the thrill of the chase. He has yet to meet the woman that can settle his soul and bring him peace.

Lily Redd will do anything she can to protect the ones she cares for the most. She was left without a family to speak of and forced to do things on her own. Because of that she’s become a fierce fighter who champions for the underdog. This is what she does for her beloved friend who saved her from a lesser life. In her quest to improve her life (and the ones she loves) she hasn’t found a man who will accept her fire and bring her security.

After weeks of back and forth email correspondence, Wolfe and Redd anticipate that when they meet one of them will back down. What they don’t anticipate is the intensity that threatens to take them both apart. It’s a battle of wills, defiant attitudes, strength, and pure sexuality. In the end who really wins?

This was a quick, HOTTTTTT, sexy read! I love the bits of wit and humor the author adds that tie in the classic tale that it loosely includes. If you’re looking for something hot, spicy, intriguing and fun, this is the book to get! I look forward to reading more from this author.


Where do I go to find out more about the author?

Authors Website: A.L. Jackson

Authors Amazon Page: A.L. Jackson

Authors GoodReads Page: A.L. Jackson

Authors Facebook Fan Page: A.L. Jackson

My GoodReads Review: HERE

My Amazon Review HERE





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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Review: "Cruz (Diablo's Throne #1)" by HJ Bellus



I’ve read a few of HJ’s other books in the past and have really enjoyed them. The ones I have read were chock full of humor and sass. This one though, was totally different than those!

Cruz is the first book in her Diablo Throne MMA Series and includes characters that will make another appearance in later books.

Layla is tough and has been through hell. The hell she lives with internally has done a lot to keep her closed off from those she loves the most. She ran away from her past as fast as she could. But a vacation to home makes it all come crashing back. Everything she’s worked for, everything she’s tried to move past smacks her in the face after a huge loss. How she reacts to it will define the next moves in her life. How does she go on? Can she?

Cruz is on his way to a championship title. Boss took him in when he was at his worst and helped to create the machine he is now. He too has held back huge parts of his life that he has wanted to keep secret. But with the return of Boss’ daughter, she can blow everything up for him and make him face it. Is he ready? Will Layla defeat his ability to focus?

They come together in a fast and fiery explosion of emotion, steam and battles. Can they take on this challenge and win? Or will it hurt in more ways than they can count?

I was so sucked into this book from the get go! Layla’s story pulled at my heart from the beginning and I felt a deep connection for her and the ones she loves. She’s fiery and honest, something I respect a lot. Cruz is mega hot and his story was not one I expected at all! Just their dynamic was so incredibly engaging. I loved this book! I can’t wait for Jag and see what else HJ has in store for us!

Where do I go to find out more about the author?

Authors Website: HJ Bellus

Authors Amazon Page: HJ Bellus

Authors GoodReads Page: HJ Bellus

Authors Facebook Fan Page: HJ Bellus

My GoodReads Review: HERE

My Amazon Review HERE




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