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Mark of Truth by Graceley Knox

Mark of Truth (A Wicked Kingdoms Novel)

by Graceley Knox

Release Date: 23rd May

Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy Romance

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Synopsis

Ever Leath, leader of the deadliest crew within the Magical Enforcement and Containment Agency’s ranks, has always known she’s a half-breed—until a visit from her estranged mother changes everything. She’s determined to marry Ever off for political gain, no matter the consequences—even if it means Ever’s life.

Searching for the truth leads to disturbing doubts about Ever’s heritage, and just as answers appear, so does Dare Fitzpatrick. Captain of the Royal Goblin Guards and son to the current Goblin King, he claims he knows who Ever’s real father is and that she could be in danger. Ever doubts Dare, until he helps her escape the clutches of her would-be suitor and grants her shelter within the Goblin Kingdom.
Staying in Goblin, which has previously been off-limits to half-breeds, is a risk Ever has to take to keep everyone she loves safe. Neither of them planned on the fiery heat between them, but Dare won’t take no for an answer.  Ever knows she can’t risk losing her heart to the cocky goblin, despite her attraction to him. At least that’s the plan.
Until it all falls apart.

Review by Candy:
Loved it! Ev is a feisty half breed that has been living with humans her entire life, and humans know about elves, goblins, etc. She has been asked to mate by her mother who rarely acknowledges her so she becomes suspicious. She wants answers to why? She meets Dare a goblin who will help her get her answers but it seems there is more to him and her. On the road to answers with Dare his brothers and her team, she feels for Dare but doesn’t think it will work because half breeds aren’t allowed to mate with full bloods, Dare will try to change her mind. Anyway it gets interesting when markings appear and Ev glows and gets kidnapped too. What is in store for Ev and Dare in this wild adventure to seek the Mark of Truth? Graceley you give your characters strength and purpose in this fantasy adventure love story. You made me see these creatures in a new light from most others. I hope that you bring Ev and Dare closer in the next book cause I think they are each others half that has been missing. A great start to this series, can’t wait for book 2. A must read of fantasy creatures. You get all kinds of ugly, cute, and dreamy characters. 5 Stars

Meet the Author



Graceley Knox is an up and coming paranormal and fantasy romance author with a serious caffeine and book addiction. She prefers to listen to music while she writes and is a former New Englander living on the Gulf Coast of Florida. By day she works in the publishing industry, and by night, she plots out the many ideas cluttering her mind. When she’s not reading, writing, or hanging out with her large extended family you can find her on her various social media accounts.





  

 

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Shameless by M. Malone & Nana Malone

I am the thing that goes bump in the night. I am a liar, a protector…a killer…I am Noah Blake.

There is only one light in my darkness, one bright ray in the storm of my life. Lucia DeMarco. And I’ll do anything for her. Anything except show her who I really am…an assassin. Well, former assassin. I don’t really do that anymore…usually.

It would be easier if she didn’t call me names. Asshole, control freak…shameless. It would also be easier if she didn’t look at me with those trusting gray eyes. If I didn’t dream about the perfect curve of her — never mind all that. The point is she’s digging into my world, my secrets, and it’s going to get her killed.

But first, we have another more immediate concern. Lucia is going on a date—With someone else…

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Review by Paula:

Lucia is still wondering who killed her brother 6 years ago the dreams come and go but she’s determined to find out why. Noah is gonna protect Lucia no matter what he has to do. But Noah is starting to have feelings for Lucia and he knows with all the lies he should leave her alone. Very intense story so far that keeps you turning the pages wanting to know more and that ending total shocking! I can’t wait to read more of this series! 4 Stars

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Brent interjected. “I should probably be going.”

Lucia gripped his forearm harder. “No. Stay. Noah is going. Aren’t you Noah?”

Noah grinned, his devilish smile bringing a mischievous twinkle to his eyes. Looking at the two of them in close proximity, Lucia could see clearly that there was no competition. Noah had dark sooty lashes that framed those intense whiskey-colored eyes, high cheekbones, a straight Roman nose, and full lips that tilted crookedly when he smiled. The man was gorgeous and he knew it. Which was a problem. Because he often used it to get what he wanted.

Brent, in comparison, also had dark hair, but not as dark as Noah’s. It also didn’t fall in disarray where some parts looked styled and other parts unkempt, but mostly looking like he’d just rolled out of bed. Or he’d rolled out of bed with someone. Brent’s eyes were a pale blue. Kind. He was cute in that boy-next-door, All-American kind of way. He didn’t look like he belonged in a fashion magazine, not like Noah did.

Feeling a little uncharitable comparing Brent so unfavorably with Noah, she had to concede that he was at least tall. Not as tall as Noah, but few men could compare to Noah’s towering height. Besides it wasn’t about looks, or height, or charisma, anyway.

Annoyed with herself, Lucia closed her eyes, hoping maybe this was all a bad dream, but when she opened them again Noah was still there. With him in the room, it was hard to breathe. He dominated and sucked up all the air, silently pulling her towards him with his gravitational force alone. It was like poor Brent wasn’t even there.

“Now, Lucia, I know you’d like to think you’re in charge right now. But you’re not. You don’t know this guy. And you invited him back to your place? I thought I taught you better than that.”

Brent tried to make an escape again. “Lucia, why don’t you deal with this guy? And we’ll try this again later.”

“No. You’re not going anywhere.”

Noah pushed himself to a seated position. “Oh yes he is. Because, you and I need to discuss what the hell this is for.” He held up the party gift from the bachelorette party.

Oh no. Oh no. Oh no.

In that moment, Lucia prayed to every saint her grandmother had ever forced her to pray to. Prayed to the Virgin Mary then to Jesus. Heck, for good measure, she added Buddha in there too. Just in case. But nothing happened. The ground did not open and swallow her.

Instead, she stood with her hand on Brent’s arm, staring at Noah as he held up the largest purple dildo she’d ever seen in her life.

Brent’s mouth fell open but no sound came out. As mortified as she was, Lucia couldn’t really blame him. The stupid thing was over a foot long, and thick. Really, really thick. Like thicker than a cucumber. She’d certainly never used the thing. It was a gag gift.

“How dare you go through my things!” she squeaked.

Noah shrugged. “I didn’t go through your things. The drawer was open. The thing was practically sticking out of it. Making its escape.”

Next to her, Brent shifted his gaze to her.

“That’s not mine,” she whispered. “I m-mean it is but I’ve never used it. It’s a gag gift from a bachelorette party.” She swung her gaze to Noah. “Put that down.”

“Not a chance. I mean, this thing is fascinating. I’m no stranger to toys myself. As far as I’m concerned, they can always enhance the situation. I’m not one of those guys that feel jealous or threatened. Matter of fact, I’m all for a little solo play. But this thing.” He held it up and shook it around. “Even I’ve never seen anything like it. And I’ve had a lot of practice.”

He turned his attention to Brent. “No disrespect to you, but I don’t think you can live up to this. It vibrates and rotates! Even I feel a little frightened by this thing.”

Screw the ground opening up and swallowing her whole. Just shoot her now. That would end this quickly. Shoot her. Send her little behind to heaven. Because she was done. Noah was bending the dildo around as it wiggled in his hands. He pushed the button, and the damn thing rotated on its own, making a whirring sound. Oh God. Could this get any worse?

Brent fixed his gaze on her. “I’m going to go.”

“No, please don’t go.”

She lunged and grabbed at the dildo, tugging when Noah refused to release it. The silicone material bent in ways Lucia was sure it wasn’t intended to as they fought over it. This was easily one of the most undignified moments of her life but she just couldn’t take it anymore. Noah’s smug face as he watched her struggling to get a better grip on the wiggling, gyrating piece of plastic only made it worse.

“Ugh, let go!”

In a fit of sudden anger, Lucia kicked him in the shin. And in his surprise, Noah let go of his end of the toy. The next few seconds would forever play in her mind in slow motion as she watched the toy fly end over end and hit Brent directly in the face.

“Ouch!”

Lucia covered her mouth in horror as the toy fell to his feet. The silence that followed was only broken by the sounds of the still-running toy, wiggling over the carpet.

Noah guffawed. “My bad. Did I get it in your mouth? Don’t worry, it doesn’t mean anything. What’s a little dick in the mouth between friends, am I right?”

M. Malone

NYT & USA Today Bestselling author M. Malone lives in the Washington, DC metro area with her three favorite guys, her husband and their two sons. She holds a Master’s degree in Business from a prestigious college that would no doubt be scandalized at how she’s using her expensive education.

Independently published, she has sold more than 1/2 million ebooks in her two series THE ALEXANDERS and BLUE-COLLAR BILLIONAIRES. Since starting her indie journey in 2011 with the runaway bestselling novella “Teasing Trent”, her work has appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than a dozen times.

She’s now a full-time writer and spends 99.8% of her time in her pajamas.

Nana Malone

USA Today Best Seller, Nana Malone’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she “borrowed” from her cousin.

It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.

While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, in the meantime Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.

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Twenty-Two (Assassins #11.5) by Toni Aleo

 

 

Review by Susan:
Wow, Toni has done it again! This novella is amazing, for fans of the assassin series this book is a must read. This book follows Lucas, Fallon and their family. We get to catch up with them, see Aiden becoming a man and a future NHL player, see the reality of playing in the NHL and how it effects Lucas family life. We get to catch up with some of the other couples too, there’s some heart-wrenching decisions to be made, but a lot of love too. Another amazing read from this author, can’t wait to read the next book in this series. 5 Stars!

 

 

When Lucas Brooks was traded to the Nashville Assassins over a decade ago, he was a brash, brawling hothead without an anchor.

Well, four kids and a smokin’ hot wife will weigh you down real fast, but Lucas wouldn’t change a minute of his happily ever after.

During an epic, end-of-season quest for the Cup, changes appear on the horizon, and suddenly, there’s a plot twist in Lucas’s fairy tale.

 

Fallon held a half-eaten snow cone in one hand and her phone in the other with one earbud in as she watched Aiden rush down the ice, the puck under his control. He caught the defense on a change, somewhat of a breakaway, before he shot the puck hard toward the net, hitting the back of it with ease.
“Woot!” Audrey called from beside her.
“Yes!” Fallon fist-pumped as the girls stood by the glass, bouncing up and down in their way too big Brooks jerseys. Looking over to Asher, who was on his computer, she said, “Your brother scored.”
“Attaboy!” he called out, but he didn’t look up, which only made Fallon shake her head as she watched Aiden hug his teammates. “What’s the score on Daddy’s game?”
“Two-zip, Assassins,” she said as she waved her hand in the air when Aiden looked up at her, like he always did. Like he always had, and a part of her was excited about his future. But the other part just made her heart ache. When he was in college, would he be able to see her?
And in the NHL? Crap, she knew he wouldn’t be able to see her then.
“This is game four, right? They win, they go to round three?”
“Yes, baby. Emery! Get off there! Come eat this snow cone. It’s melting.”
Emery continued to climb on the rail of the bleachers as she looked up. “I don’t want it.”
“Then come get it and throw it away.”
She pouted. “I don’t want to.”
“Emery Elaine,” Fallon warned. “Get over here. Right now.”
“I want my daddy!”
“That’s new,” Audrey commented as Emery stomped up the stairs, her little brow
furrowed.
“That’s Emery, who has stayed close to her dad every moment he’s been home,” she muttered as Emery stopped in front of her. “Do you want that tail wore out?”
“No, ma’am.”
“Then what do you need to do?”
“Throw away the snow cone and watch my mouth?”
“Exactly,” she said, handing the snow cone to her trying child before looking down at her phone to see that the Assassins were on the penalty kill. They were probably playing the best hockey she had seen them play in her many years of supporting and loving the team. She was excited, but her gut was in a knot, not only for the Assassins but also for Aiden. Because across the rink, she could see the Bellevue representatives, watching her little boy with intent.
“Aiden is playing great,” Audrey said then, and Fallon nodded.
“I know, the best he’s ever played. Just like the Assassins.”
Audrey beamed. “We’ll close out tonight and then get a nice break before round three.
They need it.”
“They do.” Looking down at her phone, Fallon watched as the second period ended, and she let out a long sigh. One more period. Twenty more minutes, and if the Assassins could hold the Hawks, they’d move on to round three. She couldn’t believe it. This would be the first time the Assassins had swept anyone in the play-offs, and according to Facebook, Elli was coming out of her skin.

 

My name is Toni Aleo and I’m a total dork.
I am a wife, mother of two and a bulldog, and also a hopeless romantic.
I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!
When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughter’s dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, scrapbooking, and reading the latest romance novel.
I have a slight Disney and Harry Potter obsession, I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, I might have been a Disney Princess in a past life… probably Belle.
… and did I mention I love hockey?
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VIABLE THREAT by Julie Rowe

Meet the Author:

Full-time author, freelance writer and workshop facilitator, Julie Rowe’s debut novel, Icebound, was released by Carina Press on Nov 14, 2011. Ten novels and eight anthologies have followed. Her most recent titles are the MEN OF ACTION boxed set and VIRAL JUSTICE book #3 of the Biological Response Team series. Julie’s articles and short stories have appeared in numerous magazines, such as Romantic Times Magazine, Today’s Parent magazine and Canadian Living. Julie facilitates business writing and communication workshops at Keyano College in her home city, and has presented writing workshops at conferences in the United States and Canada. She’s also a strong supporter of life long learning and moderates a free announcement loop for the promotion of online classes, workshops and webinars

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About the Book:

 

Special Forces soldier and medic Walter River would give anything to snatch more than a few seconds of down time to see if he can rattle the no-nonsense and incredibly hot Dr. Lloyd he’s protecting, but dodging explosions, snipers, and student radicals who’ve unleashed a lethal bio-engineered microorganism have made that almost impossible. Maybe he’ll get a chance—if he can figure out how to keep them both alive.

CDC microbiologist Ava Lloyd races to find a cure for a bio-terrorism organism sweeping El Paso. The few stolen moments with her very hunky bodyguard River have been explosive, but no matter how alluring he is, she can’t afford to get distracted. The clock is ticking, people are dying by the hundreds, and once this crisis is solved, they’ll both be off on their next assignment, thousands of miles apart.

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Review by Candy:

Wow, that was intense reading! River an army sergeant helping Eva of the CDC to try and stop a terrorist group that has spread a biological bacteria. These two are under enormous stress to find the what and the who to stop any more disasters. In the midst of chaos these two fall but can they keep the magic once it’s all over? Oh, something happens to Eva but you have to read to see what happens. Julie, I think you did a great job with this suspenseful love story with some intense action. The flow keeps you wanting to know what’s gonna happen next. A must read. 5 Stars!

 

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Winning The Game by Leesa Bow

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Title: Winning The Game
Author: Leesa Bow
Genre: New Adult/ Sports Romance
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What people are saying about Winning The Game:
“I was kept on the edge of my seat, while the well placed humor kept me laughing hard at other times. I could go on gushing all night, so I’m just going to end now with HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDING Winning the Game to ALL!”

 

“I LOVED LOVED LOVED every minute while devouring it in one sitting. Her brilliant writing style had me 100% captivated cover to cover, leaving me foaming at the mouth for more by the end.”

 

“Wow, I loved this book, I was hooked from the start and taken on an emotional roller coaster and spat out at the end!”

 

“Winning the Game has a wonderful blend of drama, angst and heat, with colorful characters that are really quite complex yet believable.”

 

“OMG, what a great read this book is. This is my first book by Leesa Bow and I am so happy to have found this great Australian author.”

 

Blurb:
Troubled Aussie football star, Rhett Williams’ infamous off-field misdemeanors land him in front of his club’s board with an ultimatum: clean up his bad-boy image or lose his contract.

 

There’s one catch: appear on a reality show to reinvent himself.

 

Football is Rhett’s lifeblood, but his family and the orchard farm in the country where he grew up means more, especially as his family relies on his wage to keep the business afloat. So Rhett puts his opinion of reality shows aside to concentrate on doing whatever it takes to be re-signed.

 

Career-focussed TV mentor, Tori Winchester doesn’t have time for men, or a social life, which suits her fine. When Rhett Williams arrives on set with his blond beach hair and his mesmerising blue eyes, her resolve begins to crumble. He’s not the spoiled bad boy casting had told her to expect.

 

Getting involved with someone like Rhett could not only damage her long-term career prospects, they could both lose everything.

 

In a game of cat and mouse, Rhett is playing the one game he doesn’t want to win…
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Review by Susan:

Wow, I loved this book, I was hooked from the start and taken on an emotional roller coaster and spat out at the end! I absolutely loved Rhett, he was lovable, swoon worthy and melt your panties hot! I loved the relationship he had with his Mam and brothers, that just made him all that much more hotter. Tori, I liked her, then I didn’t!! There’s a part where I really wanted to beat her round the head with a blunt instrument! Apart from that, I loved her character, she was feisty and someone you would want as a friend. I was totally invested in them as a couple and was rooting for them from the start, there’s some seriously sexy times and the chemistry between them melts your kindle! This is a new to me author, I can’t wait to read more from her. I can’t recommend this book highly enough, give it a go you won’t be disappointed. 5 Stars

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About the Author:
Leesa Bow loves to read and write spicy romance. She spends her spare time with her family, catching up with girlfriends in cafes, or taking long walks along the beautiful, southern beaches of Adelaide, Australia. Leesa’s love of sport has inspired her to write stories about hot Aussie heroes and the strong women they fall in love with.

 

Leesa is the Author of ‘Winning the Player’, ‘Charming the Outback’, ‘Jardine’, and ‘Caught Out’. You can find her here:

 

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UltraViolence by Natalie Bennett

Title: UltraViolence
Series: UltraViolence Book One
Author: Natalie Bennett
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Release Date: May 11, 2017

 

ULTRA+VIOLENCE
Noun
Random acts of violence with no justification.
Unprovoked, usually brutal.
Done simply for thrill and entertainment.

A sick infatuation.

A volatile obsession,

And a rising body count.

This isn’t your typical love story.

***Warning***
This is a dark erotic thriller. I stepped completely out of the box to write this book. It is strange, ugly, and dirty. These characters have a f**ked moral compass. You may hate one or both of them. I remained true to their personalities from start to finish. This book has taboos and multiple triggers. Extreme violence, harsh language, and dirty kinky sex scene.

Between the Bookends I L-O-V-E-D this book! I am seriously digging this author’s writing. This was dirty, twisted mind fuckery at it’s best.”

Quill & Ink “This book was a fun, dark, thrill ride! It’s non stop action, with some sexy fun, alot of violence, and a lot of twists! Just wait til you read the end! I can’t wait to read the next book!!”

The Ordinary Housewife “This is a must read for all who love dark twisted books.”

Review by Paula:
Twisted, dark, and intense, sick story  and loved every page of this book. Marie has a dark side that she is trying to forget about but deep down inside she aches for it. Marie meets Levi a pure evil man but sexy as hell. When they are both combined they bring out the darkness together. What is Levi hiding from Marie? Can Marie actually trust Levi? This book had me gasping and having a evil smile on my face the whole time reading it. Marie is one tough woman and I loved how she finally letting her true self come out. Levi ,something about that evil man that makes you love him and hate him at the same time. I can’t wait to read the next book of this series! I screamed at the end! 5 Stars
Natalie Bennett has always been an avid fan of all things dark and twisted, so it only made sense for her to write what she loves. She brings to life unapologetic antiheroes you love to hate and strong heroines who refuse to be broken.


Natalie writes Dark and Twisty Erotica with romantic elements. She doesn’t censor her writing and let’s her stories tell themselves. If you pick up one of her books expecting a typical HEA, you won’t find one.


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A Change in Tide by Freya Barker

Title: A Change in Tide
Series: Northern Lights #1
Author: Freya Barker
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: May 3, 2017
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Cover Model: Blake Sevani

 

“A Change In Tide is a beautiful love story touching on real life problems and honest emotions. Barker has a wonderful way with words that keeps us wanting more. This book is definitely at the top of my list of favorite reads for 2017!” -author RB Hilliard

“A Change In Tide will make you hurt, make your heart race in empathy, and then put you back together again!” -author CP Smith

What impact would it have when everything suddenly faded to black?For Mia, a crowded subway ride changes her entire life. Retreating to the wilderness helps her cope with a world that is suddenly too loud, too turbulent.

Her existence safely contained to the small cottage on the lake, she is unprepared for the neighbor that moves across the bay

A career-ending injury has Jared permanently benched. His reputation as The Enforcer won’t survive the unanticipated responsibilities awaiting him.

Away from the public eye, he adjust to his new reality, under the quiet observation of the intriguing hermit on the other side of the water.

 

Review by Christine:
A Change in Tide by Freya Barker is an emotional tale of overcoming obstacles to be able to find your happily ever after. When I heard that Freya was creating a hockey romance ~ newly retired NHL star ~ set in cottage country, I couldn’t get my hands on this story quick enough. A Change in Tide has layered characters who are mature in age and life experiences which help give depth to Freya’s storytelling. I was hooked from the start and didn’t want to put these characters down just itching to see how this stories pieces would fall into place. The chemistry and connection between the characters, Mia & Jared, not only heals each other but have the ability to sooth and calm each other as well. I also really enjoyed the brother/sister connection between Jared & Jordy and how Jared takes her in and changes his life to protect and take care of his family. The setting for this story was perfect. Canadian’s are huge hockey fans and yes we do treat our hockey stars like rock stars. I loved the local connection for me. Fingers crossed we’ll get a 2nd story with Jordy’s story ~ I really enjoyed her character and her quick wit. 5 Stars for A Change in Tide by Freya Barker
Freya Barker inspires with her stories about ‘real’ people, perhaps less than perfect, each struggling to find their own slice of happy. She is the author of the Cedar Tree Series and the Portland, ME, novels.
Freya is the recipient of the RomCon “Reader’s Choice” Award for best first book, “Slim To None,” and is a finalist for the 2016 Kindle Book Awards for “From Dust”. She currently has two complete series and three anthologies published, and is working on two new series; La Plata County FBI—ROCK POINT, and Northern Lights. She continues to spin story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention!
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