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Ripple Effect by Keri Lake

 

 

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

 

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.

Dylan

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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Author Bio

 

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.

Her: PHOTO ATTACHED
Him: PHOTO ATTACHED

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!

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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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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

 

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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.

 

 

 

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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

 

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Maldeamores (Lovesick)

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

Purchase: Amazon

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
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.

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
When I think about his broken face, I can hardly breathe.
I’m worried that if I exhale, he will be gone forever. 
An overexposed photograph in my disjointed mental album.
Why can’t I rearrange that night’s events, put them in order?
I can remember the texture of his rough hands, the way they squeezed my shoulder that day. 
Hard enough to hurt.
But I can’t see his eyes anymore. They’ve been replaced by cruel black holes.
“Beckett, let me go.”
He had been miserable and trapped, but at least he’d been safe.
I thought I was offering him freedom, but I was wrong. 
So fucking wrong.
When I think about the years I spent loving him, nurturing him, living with him, I’d trade everything I had for an extra hour.
An hour where we’d read silently, side by side, until his tired head lolled and rested on my shoulder.
Just like old times.
Then I’d watch his fragile chest shudder as he struggled to breathe, and think about how grateful I was to have met him.
How grateful I was that he saved me and breathed life into an orphan who should’ve floundered, but thrived instead.
How grateful I was that for a few precious years, when it was just him and me, I was sublimely happy.
When I think about all the blood and tears, all the hissing and all that warped metal, I know I’ll burn in hell with all the other sinners.
And I’d welcome its gaping maw with open arms and thank God for punishing me.
But instead of casting me through the gates of Hell, God played a cruel trick on me.
He made me forget everything. He made me forget all my sins.
Then, He reunited me with my first love, and gave me a glimpse of hope, a taste of renewed happiness.
Only to take it all away a few weeks later, and ruin me all over again.

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.

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