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Ripple Effect by Keri Lake



Title: Ripple Effect
Author: Keri Lake
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Release Date: July 25, 2017


They call me RIP.

I’m a killer. A murderer. A psychopath.

In the eyes of the righteous, I’m a monster, born of sin and depravity.

I want to protect her, but I’m not a good man.

I want to love her, but I no longer feel.

She gets under my skin, though, and has awakened something inside of me.

Something I’d kill for.

I’m not her savior—not even close. In fact, I’m worse than the hell she’s
already suffered.

I’m her vengeance. Tit for tat, as they say.

And if she’s not careful, I’ll be her ruin.


For months, I’ve watched him.

I’ve fantasized him as my savior, my lover. My ticket out of the hell I’ve
lived in for the last six years.

I never dreamed he’d be my nightmare.

Had I known what he really is, I’d have never gotten in the car that night, but
life is full of cause and effect.

And sometimes the choice on offer isn’t a choice at all.

It’s the result of something already in motion, and we’re merely left to
survive the ripple effect.


Review by Candy:
Oh My God! That was a fantastic twisted tale.
Ripple effect: noun
1. a spreading effect or series of consequences caused by a single action or event
In the beginning of this tale you have a young Ripley and a glimpse into the man he will become…a killing machine. Then you have Dylan and what her life is like in the present day…crappy. Dylan’s life becomes a chaos of events where she runs with her dog and foster sister. The one night she works the streets turns out bad but she meets the one person she has fantasized a bout Ripley. Witnessing what he has done she doesn’t fear him and he lets her go, not what he usually does. Her dog and sister are gone without a trace but she finds out her dog is at animal control but doesn’t have the money to get her out. This is where Ripley comes into play again for Dylan but the stakes change this time, deals are made and consequences will come what may. But will everything change for Dylan staying with Ripley or vice versa?
Keri you have done an awesome job with this tale. You have the underbelly of crime and secret organizations playing roulette and we get to see if Ripley and Dylan come out of it on top or alive. Your writing flows and the characters point of views let us see what the other doesn’t. This is definitely a must read novel. thank you for putting it together in one read. This is a kind of love story but it has very dark moments that may not be one’s cup of tea so you have been warned. Keri, I will look forward to reading more from you. 5 Stars!
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Keri Lake
is a dark romance writer who specializes in demon wrangling, vengeance dealing
and wicked twists. Her stories are gritty, with antiheroes that walk the line
of good and bad, and feisty heroines who bring them to their knees.  When not penning books, she enjoys spending
time with her husband, daughters, and their rebellious Labrador (who doesn’t
retrieve a damn thing).  She runs on
strong coffee and alternative music, loves a good red wine, and has a slight
addiction to dark chocolate.
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Meet Me Under the Stars by KD Proctor

Meet Me Under the Stars

by KD Proctor
Publication Date: July 18, 2017
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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When ratings for her popular DIY show start to circle the drain after the sudden death of her sister, Charlotte “Charlie” Conti has only one mission—to plan a comeback. But her sister had other plans. As part of the will, Charlie must work with *him* to create a memorial scholarship in her sister’s memory. The same *him* Charlie fell in love with three years ago while working at a summer camp.

The same *him* she dumped, to protect his heart.

Sexy, British player, Nate Walsh, has sixty days to find a new job or he’ll be deported back to England where he’s no longer welcome. He doesn’t have time to work on a memorial scholarship with *her*. The same *her* who shattered his heart without explanation or warning.

The same *her* he’s never gotten over.

Unable to agree on the specifics of the scholarship, Nate and Charlie challenge each other to a winner-takes-all competition. They both know the only way to win is to turn up the heat and tempt one another with the one thing they both want: each other. But as sparks fly, their true feelings resurface. Nate and Charlie must decide if their love is worth the effort and if they can overcome their disastrous past mistakes to spend forever together.

Review by Paula:

Gwen has died and has left a will. In the will Charlie Gwen’s sister and Nate Charlie’s ex have to set up a scholarship fun at Camp Pine Haven and spread her ashes. Of course both don’t exactly want to do it. Charlie dumped Nate to save him. But Nate has no clue why and Charlie is afraid to tell him. A great second chance romance! I could see why Gwen kept her secret but then again I could feel why Nate was too. Both helping Gwen in a way but actually helping each other just like Gwen wanted. 5 stars communication solves everything.


About KD Proctor

KD Proctor loved college so much that when it came time to graduate, she didn’t want to leave. Trading in her textbooks for student handbooks and policy manuals, she began a career in College Student Personnel and she fulfilled her wish to stay on a college campus forever. She always joked that one day she’d write a book about college students, never expecting that to come true!

KD lives in West Central, Minnesota with her husband and fur-kids. She likes to write fun twists on the usual tropes that we all love. Her characters are smart, funny, and always swoony. And yes. They always get their happily ever after.

Before being accepted for publication, MEET ME UNDER THE STARS (formerly titled IF YOU’RE EVER IN TOWN) was the 2016 YARWA winner for the New Adult category.

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Thieves 2 Lovers by K. Webster & J.D. Hollyfield

Thieves 2 Lovers

by K. Webster and J.D. Hollyfield
2 Lovers Series #3 (May be read as standalone)
Publication Date: July 25, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy

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Best friends aren’t supposed to kiss.
But these best friends did.

He can’t get the taste of her lips off his mind.
She can’t let go of the guilt from her mistake.

He wants to be good enough for her.
She wishes life were different.

He’s the bad boy reject.
She’s the girl next door.

When opposites attract, they collide and create an explosion that can’t be ignored.
Is it possible to be madly in love with your best friend?

Love follows no rules because love is a rebel.

Her: We should talk about what’s happening…
Him: It’s about damn time.

Review by Paula:

I’m sad this is the ending to the series but K Webster and J.D. Hollyfield ended it perfectly! Linc and Reagan are best friends but with one kiss and then some very sexy times in every room of a house could it all lead to I love you? Such a amazing story that I laughed at times and even cried my eyes out at other times. Linc is such a sweetheart but has a wall up and no I’m not telling you why. Read the series and get to know the hilarious characters that both authors made me fall in love with. Linc and Reagan are perfect Thieves to Lovers! 5 Stars


Hate 2 Lovers

by K. Webster and J.D. Hollyfield
2 Lovers Series #2 (May be read as standalone)
Publication Date: April 4, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy

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She hates him and his big head.
He likes her and her big t*ts.

She hates him because she somehow ends up naked every time she sees him.
He likes her because she somehow ends up naked every time he sees her.

She hates him because the big oaf knocked her up with his kid.
He likes her because she’s carrying his child.

She hates the way he gets inside her head.
He likes the way she lets him see glimpses of her heart.

Andie: I hate you.
Roman: I know…but I’m going to change that.

***This is book two in the series. It is best if you read book one first to fully understand this couple’s story.***

It’s the start of nothing good.
I fired off a storm of raunchy text messages…to the wrong number.
And he replied.
Him: Show me a picture.
Him: Tell me your name.
Why does the lure of anonymity have me craving to indulge a stranger?

It’s the start of everything right.
I received a slew of text messages…when everything in my life was wrong.
And she made me laugh again.
Her: You’re probably a creeper.
Her: Possibly a stalker.
Why do I have the overwhelming need to find this stranger who saved me and make her mine?

Him: Take a chance with me.
Her: This is crazy.
Him: I need to see you.
Her: What are we doing?
Him: We’re about to find out.


About K. Webster

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K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads!


About J.D. Hollyfield

Author JD Hollyfield

Creative designer, mother, wife, writer, part time superhero…

J.D. Hollyfield is a creative designer by day and superhero by night. When she is not trying to save the world one happy ending at a time, she enjoys the snuggles of her husband, son and three doxies. With her love for romance, and head full of book boyfriends, she was inspired to test her creative abilities and bring her own story to life.

Life in a Rut, Love not Included is her Debut Novel. J.D. Hollyfield lives in the Midwest, and is currently at work on blowing the minds of readers, with the additions of her new books and series, along with her charm, humor and HEA’s.

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Venom and Vampires: A Limited Edition Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Collection


Venom & Vampires:

 A Limited Edition Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Collection 

Publisher: Carter & Bradley

Release Date: July 25, 2017

A collection with bite…

Prepare to sink your teeth into 23 Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy stories featuring vampires, shifters, witches, demons, chimeras, and more from today’s NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and internationally best-selling and award-winning authors!

With over one million words of fiction and over 100 hours of prime reading material, this exciting collection will treat you to brand new worlds and inventive re-imaginings of our beloved monsters-in-the-dark. You won’t want to miss out on these stories with bite. We’re certain you’re gonna love it…to death!



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Cohen and Casey Lane.
Crimson Reborn.
Born to hunt vampires in a world that protects them…

Ilana Waters. When
Darkness Falls
. A bloodthirsty general, a witch with a secret, and a
cataclysmic force that may destroy them both.
JE Taylor.
Blood Moon. In the eyes of the
werewolf council, Allessandra Tate and Hunter Blaze committed the ultimate sin,
and now they are on the run for their very lives.
A. Shrum. A Vampire Calls. When a
vampire darkens Lettie’s door he offers her a choice: be his next victim or
provide him with another.
McAtee. Loving you with Teeth and Claws.
Sometimes finding your soulmate is the easy part…
Brux and C.J. Ellison. Death Times Two.
In the Arctic the cold isn’t the only thing that bites.
Pillar. Ashes. Aria Ash shouldn’t
exist, and she will do anything to keep her secret safe.
Stevenson. Awaken. A twist of fate brings them together, but will it be
enough to awaken his heart?
Tyler. Steam. A broken man, and a new
witch must work together to save the world.
Hilt. Silverthorne & Fang.
Forbidden love sucks.
Shutt & Robert D. Armstrong. Acula.
Experience the untold beginnings of the most notorious vampire of all time.
Camacho. A Vampire’s Revenge. “…and I
will do anything for one bite of her.”
Davis. Graves End. A secret love, a
secret birth, and only one woman can right the wrongs of history.
Harkwood. Splintered Magic. Though
Saige McMullins may feel like nothing more than a half-witch freak, when evil
with a nasty appetite threatens the beach town of Lost Cliff, she knows she’s
the only one who can stop it.
Harris. Embracing the Witch. A woman
must decide to embrace her witch lineage before a vampire hunts her down.
Nichols and Lexi James. Raising the
When a suspicious fire wipes out most of the Phoenix Pack, their
only hope for rising from the ashes is to break with tradition and let the
alpha’s surviving daughter lead them.
Ferren. Love and Werewolves. Two
exiles, one a vampire, the other a werewolf, team up in 1980’s America to stop
a wolf clan war that could tear the country in two, all the while falling in
love and dealing with the demons of their past.
Crenshaw and McKenna Jeffries. Kiss of
Power wasn’t just made it was born deep within and it would take
a kiss of offering to save them.
Volley. Hellhound. Every legend has a
dark past.
Ellen. Acadia’s Law. About to hook up
for the first time in a hotel bar with Rod, a hot, younger man, Acadia King is
also about to discover her inner badass when people in the bar suddenly turn
into homicidal crazies and the world goes insane overnight.
Roberts. Dragon Blood: A Heartblaze Novel.
When relic hunter Tyler Buck treks into the heart of
Africa, he meets an intriguing woman who unleashes a stunning power within him
that changes his life forever.
Ashworth. Wolf’s Heart. Her heart is
a battleground- between the Vampire who has kept her safe, and the Wolf
haunting her dreams…


Carpenter and Carrie Whitethorne. Trial
By Heist
A girl goes on trial for murder, but it’s the judge who committed
the crime.
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The Shark and I by Cara Lockwood

Today we have the release blitz for the amazing The Shark and I by Cara Lockwood. Check out this fantastic new audio book and grab your copy today!

About The Shark & I:

They tell you there are plenty of fish in the sea, but nobody mentions the sharks. Plunge into this hot, hilarious audio-first romance by USA Today bestselling author Cara Lockwood!

Getting back into the dating scene is never easy, but imagine my surprise when I sign up for a dating app and get matched with my new business rival.

Rich, mysterious and gorgeous, Peter is controlling my company’s high-stakes merger. Everyone says he’s a cutthroat corporate shark who takes no prisoners and guts companies with ruthless precision. But the more I get to know that man behind the expensive suit, the more I see hidden depths that no one else knows about.

Peter and I can’t deny our attraction. But are his feelings real, or does he just want inside information about the merger? And when another boardroom power-player makes his interest known, I start to wonder…am I falling for the wrong shark?

One thing is clear: in the world of dating, nothing is simple…but risking it all just might lead to the life of your dreams.

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A waiter appeared to take our drink order, and Peter ordered an incredibly expensive bottle of wine as well as some caviar.

“Is that all right?” he asked me.

“Sure,” I said. “I’ve never had caviar.” That was the extremely expensive part of the menu, the one I tended to avoid when I came here with Gilly. We stuck to appetizers like their yummy flatbreads or their specialty cocktails. I glanced at Peter’s mesmerizing hazel eyes, studying them because I’d never seen eyes quite that color before. Hazel that was lighter than brown, richer than green, almost golden. I could stare at them all night.

I shook myself. I needed to focus. I wasn’t supposed to be here having a good time. I was supposed to find out his true intentions toward Carmichael’s and the merger. I was a double-agent, and I couldn’t forget it. The waiter poured our wine—rich, burgundy goodness.

“To you,” Peter said, raising his glass. “You… intrigue me, Lori. And not many women do. I’m very much looking forward to getting to know you.” We clicked our glasses together. I took a sip and felt the warm liquid slid down my throat. Deliciousness.

“So,” Peter said. “Your mother didn’t hold back.”

I snorted a little. “She doesn’t have an edit button, but she let us off easy.”

Peter quirked an eyebrow. “Well, I appreciate her honesty. I liked that she got right to the point. Too many people spend their lives dancing around the issue.”

“I guess. But it put you in an awkward spot.”

“Why? I’ve got nothing to hide.” Peter’s eyes sparkled a little. I wondered if that were true.

“Everybody’s hiding something.” To myself, I added, like the fact that you’re a corporate predator, for instance.

“I’m not. Ask me anything you want to know.”

“Anything?” Questions whirled through my mind. Are you planning to gut Carmichael’s? Are you still in love with that gorgeous ex-wife of yours who cheated? Am I going to lose my job? Do you…. like me as much as I like you? Is this just a game for you… or something more? I could hardly decide which question I wanted to ask first.

“Anything,” he confirmed. “Pull no punches. What is the one thing you want to know about me more than anything else?” Peter took a sip of wine.

I realized there was truly one question I really wanted to know.

“Just what are your intentions….?” With me. With Carmichael’s. With everything.

“Oh, that one’s easy,” Peter said, sliding a bit closer to me, so his leg was fully pressed against mine. “I intend for you to fall in love with me.”


Cara Lockwood Bio:

Cara Lockwood has published more than a sixteen novels, including I Do (But I Don’t), which was made into a Lifetime Original Movie starring Denise Richards and Dean Cain. She has written in a wide variety of genres from romantic comedy to paranormal romance and suspense. Her novels have been translated into five languages and are sold all over the world.


A Penn grad, she landed her first book deal at age 29 with Simon and Schuster. Since then, her work has been published by MTV Books, Pocket Books, St. Martin’s Press and Harlequin. She was a finalist for the Gayle Wilson award of Excellence in young adult fiction from the Romance Writers of America. Her books include: I Did (But I Wouldn’t Now), Dixieland Sushi, Every Demon Has His Day, Can’t Teach An Old Demon New Tricks, Pink Slip Party and the Bard Academy series for young adults, as well as The Shark and I, a new audio book by Audible.


She has presented her work at Book Expo, the Printer’s Row Book Fair, the Iowa City Book Festival and has made dozens of appearances for book readings and events at Barnes and Noble and other major bookstores in cities across the country. She has been reviewed in Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, The Library Journal, YM magazine, Lucky Magazine, Chicago Magazine, the Boston Herald, American Cheerleader and The Romantic Times, among many others. She’s been interviewed on various television and radio programs on her writing in Austin, New York and Chicago. Cara Lockwood lives near Chicago, Illinois with her two daughters.

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Malentendido by Mara White

Malentiendido (Misunderstood)

by Mara White
Publication Date: July 22, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Taboo, Romance

Purchase: Amazon

Whatever force made Lucky, either God or the Universe, wrapped him so tightly around my heart that sometimes I’m suffocating.

Biologically, we are made of too many similar parts, yet our chemistry is like a meteor shower, raining bright sparks of light into the dark night.

But it’s not our biology or chemistry that worries me the most, it’s the physics of our love that goes against the cosmos.

Review by Paula:

This is the continued story of Maldeamores it’s dual POV we get to see how Lucky feels and why he’s trying to protect Belen. Then we see how Belen has tried to go on with her life but Lucky will always will be the one. Two people heartbroken and need each other to live but can they truly be with each other without not thinking it’s nasty?  I loved this taboo story it proves ya never know who you could truly fall in love with. 5 stars




Maldeamores (Lovesick)

by Mara White
Publication Date: June 22, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Taboo, Romance

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Belén: I’ve loved Luciano ever since I can remember, desired him before I even knew what it meant. He’s always been the only man in my life—my constant protector, and his rejection only intensifies my need.

Luciano: I’ve never known a love more fierce than the one I feel for Belén. But I force myself to deny her no matter how much it hurts.

Our love is a sickness and both of us are infected.

Because there’s no cure for being from the same family.

About Mara White

Mara White is a contemporary romance and erotica writer who laces forbidden love stories with hard issues, such as race, gender and inequality. She holds an Ivy League degree but has also worked in more strip clubs than even she can remember. She is not a former Mexican telenovela star contrary to what the tabloids might say, but she is a former ballerina and will always remain one in her heart. She lives in NYC with her husband and two children and yes, when she’s not writing you can find her on the playground.

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Sinner by Jackie Wang

Title: Sinner
Series: A Northbridge Nights Novel
Author: Jackie Wang
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Mystery
Release Date: July 22, 2017

Brandy Paige – “This is such a enjoyable that will give you roller coaster of emotions..”

Excessive Reader – “This book has so many secrets I didn’t see coming, I don’t want to give away any of the fun.”

Natalie – “I enjoyed the twists and turns throughout the book that kept me captivated the whole way through.”

First, he broke my heart. Then, he ripped it out of my chest.

Fifteen years ago, Beckett Longstead broke up with me, then disappeared.

One stormy night, he shows up at my doorstep bloodied and bruised, begging me for help.

I should’ve shut the door in his face. Should’ve left him to bleed.

But instead, I take him in and fix him, just like when we were teenagers.

Beckett has secrets, though, and everything about him screams guilt.

He’s hiding something terrible, but he won’t tell me what.

He claims he can’t remember. That he has amnesia.

He’s sick, plagued by nightmares, and his memory loss troubles me.

But he’s got no one else. 

So against my better judgment, I welcome him into my home, and back into my vulnerable heart.

Little did I know, his sins would destroy us. 

Little did I know, his secrets would ruin everything.

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Review by Paula:


Beckett’s childhood has been awful losing his parents, dealing with his sick grandfather and then top it off dealing with a very abusive step mother. Beckett’s  light to the darkness is Terri until Beckett leaves. Fifteen years go by and Beckett is at the door all beaten up and of course Terri takes care of him. But what secrets is Beckett hiding? What happened Fifteen years ago? Can Terri really trust Beckett? My favorite part was when Terri really proved how strong of a woman she truly is and loving! Very intense and shocking moments that had me gasping and turning the pages wanting more! 5 Stars











JACKIE WANG lives in Vancouver, Canada with her real-life alpha hero and their rambunctious daughter. When she’s not writing, Jackie is binge-reading, gorging on expensive chocolates, or fiddling around with Photoshop.