“Emely’s Destiny, An Erotic Vampire Novella” by Ariel Marie #CoverReveal



Title: “Emely’s Destiny, An Erotic Vampire Novella”

Author: Ariel Marie

Cover: Ariel Marie

Release Date: August 20, 2016


Book Blurb:

Norrix Buchner’s loyalty knew no boundaries. As a king’s guard and one of the deadliest vampires, he was sworn to remain true to his king. In the absence of his king, he led the king’s guard in protecting and providing a safe refuge for displaced vampires. Now that the vampire king had returned, negotiations between vampires and humans have commenced. Norrix was assigned the task to ensure that the humans maintained their part of the treaty. Destiny led him to discover an imprisoned female vampire with large gray eyes and it just about broke him. 

Two years had passed since her capture. Life as a lab rat, subjected to inhumane experiments was not how Emely Winter imagined she would spend the rest of her days. She prayed for the day that she would be free, but was beginning to lose all hope. Never in a million years, would she have believed that her rescuer would be the infamous Norrix Buchner, king’s guard and champion for vampires everywhere.

Their meeting was unconventional but love was instant. Emely and Norrix’s passion burned bright in their darkened world. Destiny may have led them to each other but will Norrix and Emely be able to secure their future, together?


 About the Author


Ariel Marie fell in love with books at an early age. She can remember her first favorite book. She read the book so many times that it fell apart and she was devastated! Fast-forward thirty years later, Ariel now writes books she hopes readers will fall in love with and read over and over. Paranormal romance is her favorite genre. Who doesn’t love Shifters, Witches, Faes and all the other paranormals? She just loves writing about couple’s first meeting, the magnetism of when their eyes first meet and the first kiss! Her favorite part of writing paranormals is creating the world that the characters live in.


Social Media Links

Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_ArielMarie

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arielmarie_author

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/the_arielmarie

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/authorarielmarie

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ArielMarieauthor

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00WB1SBFC

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/ariel-marie

My website is www.thearielmarie.com





#Review “Deep in You (The Phoenix Series Book 1)” by David S. Scott

Deep in You

Title: “Deep in You (The Phoenix Series Book 1)”

Author: David S. Scott

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: June 28, 2016

Amazon          Goodreads

3/5 Stars

I feel as though I’m in that universe where I received a different book from everyone else.

As ‘hook up’ stories go, DIY more than satisfies. But it was lost on me as a romance. I never felt any chemistry between Xander and Lily. Friends with benefits? Sure. But when it came to true emotions and feelings, to me it felt forced. I can’t identify one place where there was a real flow of feelings other than lust.

They both had agendas, Lily’s just isn’t found out until later. Xander’s a horndog and not looking for anything permanent. No problem. He admits it and is unapologetic about it. No problem – admire his honesty. But when he begins to not want Lily to leave, and to want to see her again, his internal thoughts seem as though he’s trying to talk himself into it. He can’t define what he wants from Lily, or why he wants her. Normally, I would call that the beginnings of love. But his thoughts and his attitude flip like pancakes. I re-read some sections to try and get a bead on his direction. Couldn’t do it. Does he love her? I don’t know. Other than the sex, he mentions her laugh and the fact she said ‘No’ to him more than anything else. Mmmkay.

Lily. Still haven’t figured her out. A tabloid reporter? She didn’t exhibit the personality for that. Well, except for at times with Xander. Some may call it feisty and sassy, but for me, it came off as childish. It’s okay to be confrontational, inquisitive or accusatory – but she always did it with such attitude and at the wrong times. Even when Xander meets her to inform her of Amara’s betrayal, he barely gets his mouth open before she’s accuses him AGAIN of wanting Amara. Take Two – Xander tells her he saw Amara with Mr. Retirement Fund. Lily gets angry and accuses him of leaving Amara in danger. *Facepalm* Take Three – Xander tells her Amara was behind the incident at the club. Lily doesn’t believe him. *Throws hands up in the air* Lily was just too all over the place for me. The fact Lily was willing to overlook the situation with Amara and remain roommates with her was very telling. Bad behavior surrounded her. Perhaps if Lily had used the same attitude she used with Xander with EVERYONE else in the front row of her life, her situation wouldn’t be so dire.

I was starting to feel a little positive about the young couple, but then Lily delivers not one, but two bombshells…right after sex. Of course, Xander runs. True, it was a LOT to mentally digest, but still. Where were the adults? It only got worse for me when Lily tells Xander she SAW him fall…and Turned. Off. Her. Phone. She had no idea how badly he may or may not have been injured, and she couldn’t be bothered to find out. Yes, he walked away. Total jerk move. But when the one you love is injured, love is supposed to eclipse any and all other emotions. Nope. Nada. Not for Lily.

Xander’s idea was the wrong one too, for all the reasons that went through his mind earlier and more. Love is hard and a lot of work and can be messy, but you KNOW when you’re with someone who is worth the effort. I’m just not convinced Xander and Lily should have been more than a one-night stand.

I received an ARC of ‘Deep in You’ as part of a promotional blog tour in exchange for an honest review, but I have downloaded book 2 through Kindle Unlimited. I want to see if Xander and Lily can change my mind.

#Review: “Savage Seduction: A Dire Wolves Mission (The Devil’s Dires Book 3)” by Ellis Leigh

Savage Seduction

“Savage Seduction: A Dire Wolves Mission (The Devil’s Dires Book 3)”

Author: Ellis Leigh

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Release Date: July 12, 2016

Amazon        Goodreads

5/5 Stars!


That moment when you have so much you want to say, you can’t say anything. Okay, moment gone! WOW! Definitely never saw any of this coming!

Things aren’t looking good for Mammon. After more than two years investigating a new, small pack involved in what he is sure is criminal activity, Mammon has no proof of anything. Even worse, he’s being ordered off the fruitless investigation by none other than NALB President, Blasius Zenne, himself. He only has two weeks to find some kind of proof, or move on to his assigned official business…or face disciplinary action.

Not one too fond of rules, Mammon grudgingly agrees to comply. Determined to find evidence against his targets, Mammon becomes more proactive…and double talks his way into a gathering at the pack alpha’s residence. Not sure of what he’s looking for, he expects to see the alpha and his pack members. He doesn’t expect to see his fated mate standing next to the alpha.

And then things get interesting.

Despite the powerful pull of the mating haze, Mammon is convinced the Fates have totally screwed up this time. Bez and Levi may have found their mates, but there’s no way HIS mate stands with a man Mammon considers his enemy, pack alpha, Finn O’Rourke.

But, looks are deceiving and there is more to his fated mate, Charmeine Byrne, than meets the eye. There’s even more to the man Mammon assumes she’s with. All it takes is a little bit of trust for everyone to get on the same page.

However, trust is in short supply…for everyone. Family, friends, alliances. The past that Charmeine and Finn share with their pack doesn’t give them much reason to trust anyone. Yet, Finn extends an olive branch to Mammon, hoping Charmeine will stop trying to resist the call to mate…at some point. But Charmeine’s a hard nut to crack. Her trust issues run deeper than even she realized. She’s not ready to trust Mammon, and isn’t sure if she ever will be, but she does let down her guard enough for Mammon to get his hands on her…and most definitely vice versa! Slowly, she does establish an easy enough “friendship” with Mammon, spending more and more time together, with…and without clothes. Her ‘filthy beast’ is growing on her, and she’s very close to the line of trust, but unable to cross. She does allow Mammon access into her life though, and he finds out his mate is a tortured, but impressive Omega, like Sariel and Amy, mates to Bez and Levi. Mammon comes to understand Charmeine (and Finn) and the life they’ve lived, and he’s determined, assisted by his Dire brothers, to eliminate the threat to them once and for all. Unfortunately, too late he realizes that an equally dangerous threat is right in their midst, and trusted by his mate.

To say this series keeps getting better and better is putting it mildly. The author is so adept at the story-build, that even though the reader is ready for anything, the author can still make them sit up and say, “Whaaaaaaaat????” There’s a scene…Dires at an airstrip…in triangle formation. I was like, “This is some next-level, paranormal, sit-on-the-edge-of your-seat, Kindle-gripping ISH!” Because it’s who they’re standing against that blew me away! Who do you cheer for if you love everybody? Fortunately, a temporary meeting of the minds diffused the situation. But we do get to see the Dires in battle (c’mon, it’s an Ellis Leigh story – there WILL be a battle! LOL!). It’s enough they’re the biggest and baddest of all shifters, but now they’re also pissed off. Loved it!

These are flawed characters with STRONG personalities. It is a plus they know their flaws, and while they may not readily admit them, they don’t deny them either. My heart broke a bit for Mammon. To believe you’re on the hunt for criminals, and find the mate you never expected right in their midst…and she denies you…well, it made me dislike Charmeine instantly. LOL! But, I should have known better because I’ve never disliked a lead female in any of this author’s books. As you learn Charmeine’s back story, you find more tragedy and loss than any one person should ever have to deal with. She has not only survived, but she’s determined to protect and help her pack survive, always putting their needs ahead of her own. Even when backed into a corner in an impossible situation, she does not back down or cry and surrender. She feels her mate and his brothers close by, but she wants her pack family saved at all costs. There’s no way you can do anything but admire that type of strength!

The Dires are forces to be reckoned with one-on-one, together…it’s just madness! LOL! Even newly mated Bez shows up! Scroll up, 1-click and join the madness!


From Shea Balik – “Kiss of Leather MM, Cedar Falls #13” #BlogTour

KOL Tour Banner

sb-cf-kissofleather-fullTitle: “Kiss of Leather MM, Cedar Falls #13”

Author: Shea Balik

Genre: MMRomance, Gay

Release Date: July 20, 2016

Bookstrand           Goodreads



Welcome to Cedar Falls, a small North Carolina town nestled amongst the Smokey Mountains. Where the people are friendly and the men are hot.

Eddie Wollard has been beaten down by life. If his constant screw ups didn’t reinforce what a loser he was, his Uncle Ira was more than happy to remind him every chance he got. No one could ever love a klutz like him.

Axl Rhodes just moved to Cedar Falls. Axl had promised he would slow down and smell the roses, but he hadn’t counted it being quite so…slow and boring. Then he met Eddie Wollard, a man who fascinated him. Now he just has to convince Eddie how well they fit together.

But even in a small town like Cedar Falls, nothing is ever that easy. Can Axl show Eddie they belong together? More importantly can he convince Eddie of the pleasure that can be found with the Kiss of Leather?

~ Q and A with Shea Balik ~

Q. Tell us something about Shea Balik, the person.

A. I grew up in the north, mostly Illinois and Michigan, but in high school my family moved to Nashville, Tennessee. I graduated from high school there before marrying and moving to Norfolk, Virginia where my husband was stationed in the Navy. Unfortunately, we didn’t make it and ended up divorced but I did get an amazing son out of my marriage, so I can’t complain.

Now I live in sunny Florida, where the weather is always warm, or so we like to brag to the Northerners who are freezing their asses off in the winter while under six feet of snow and driving on ice. Nope, there is no ice down here, except for what we put in our drinks to keep cool on the sandy beaches with the sun baking our skin to a golden brown. Well, unless you are me, who burns instead of tans.
It is the perfect life, if one discounts the hurricanes and rainy season. Still, it beats having to shovel snow for months out of the year.

As for traveling, I am still working on traveling to every state within the United States. I’ve been to at least half. My favorite mode of transportation is the car, for I feel it is the best way to see the country. Okay, okay. It may have something to do with my being afraid to fly, no make that terrified. I always felt if we were meant to fly, we’d have wings. Not that I won’t get on a plane, because I will, and do. After all, how else does one get to Hawaii quickly?

For out-of-the country traveling, I have been to every Caribbean country that cruise ships visit, several times. Being a Floridian means easy access to ports and cheaper rates. Although, now that I’ve cruised so often, I get discounts for being a frequent cruiser. In a perfect world, I would cruise around the world, but I don’t see that happening anytime soon, unless I win the lottery.

I have also been to India, three times. Each time I went it impacted my life in profound ways. But for me, the thing that sunk in the most, was just how lucky I am to live in the United States. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always known that, but seeing just how people live in other countries, especially the poor, isn’t something one can easily forget. Not that it was all I saw, for it wasn’t. The people I dealt with were kind, generous and eager to please. I enjoyed getting a chance to visit there and experiencing their culture, which was rich with history.

Q. Why did you decide to become a writer?

A. I have always developed stories in my head growing up. I finally decided to put those stories down on paper. I’m just grateful others like my stories too.

Q. Where do you get your story ideas?

A. My favorite thing to do is people watch, even going so far as to listen in on their conversations. It doesn’t take much, just a few words and my mind is off and running with a new story.

Q. What is your typical day like?

A. Well right now I’m working full-time for my family’s business. I am up working most mornings by 7 a.m. but working for my family gives me some flexibility to take a couple of hours off each afternoon to write. Wednesday is my only day off and I spent most of that day writing.

Q. What are your hobbies?

A. Reading, need I say more? Seriously I read every chance I get across most genres. I also love to travel. It allows me to meet new people, see new sights and try new things.

Q. Who did you look up to the most growing up?

A. My sister. She is several years older than I am and I always wanted to be just like her. Even to the point of doing things I didn’t like. She was a softball player and so I tried to be the same. I quickly realized that wasn’t a good idea. Even now she is one of my best friends and I still look up to her. Love you, sis.

Many thanks to Shea for visiting with us, and letting us into her world.


~ Stalk the Author – Shea Balik ~









Shea’s “Kiss of Leather” Scavenger Hunt runs through July 31st. Join the event and join the hunt for a chance at over a dozen prizes that include ebooks, ice cream gift cards, and the items pictured below! https://www.facebook.com/events/1587424421563469/

Picture of Tshirt IMG_0881
         IMG_0880           IMG_0704


Shea Balik Logo


“Kiss of Leather MM, Cedar Falls #13” by Shea Balik #BlogTour #Excerpt18+

KOL Tour Banner

sb-cf-kissofleather-fullTitle: “Kiss of Leather MM, Cedar Falls #13”

Author: Shea Balik

Genre: MMRomance, Gay

Release Date: July 20, 2016

Bookstrand           Goodreads


Adult Excerpt 18+:

Dinner had been far more strained than Axl had hoped. Eddie might have agreed to give Axl’s way a try, but he clearly was uncomfortable with it. When Axl ordered for Eddie, he thought Eddie just might get up and walk out.

It got so awkward Axl seriously considered not opening the car door for Eddie just to make him relax. The thing was, Axl just knew if Eddie would give the lifestyle Axl wanted a chance, he’d love it.

For all of Eddie’s objections, Axl had noticed Eddie’s soft smile each time Axl had treated him like the treasure he was. It was only when Eddie’s brain started to take over that the man would frown and become stiff as a board.

But as unusual as this night had been, Axl still didn’t want it to end. “Would you like to visit my store? It’s not exactly finished, but I’d still like you to see it.” The weird thing was, Axl did want Eddie to see it. He wanted Eddie’s opinion before things got to the point they couldn’t be undone.

“Sure.” The smile Eddie gave him was a reward Axl hadn’t expected and was thrilled that he’d gotten. Things had been much too strained this evening. Maybe, if he could get Eddie to relax a bit, the night might still be salvaged.

Not that Axl would call it a total loss. The few times Eddie had let his guard down during dinner had shown Axl glimpses into the man’s personality. Eddie was funny, although he seemed too worried about making a fool of himself to talk much. With time, Axl hoped to help Eddie feel easier in his skin and not worry about what others thought.

Since it was dark, Axl parked in front of his shop instead of in the back parking lot like he normally did. Pride filled him when Eddie waited in the truck for Axl to open the door. Eddie may not be sure yet if this type of relationship was what he wanted, but at least he was giving it a chance.

That Eddie took the hand he held out without being asked was just icing on the cake. Feeling he deserved a reward, the moment Eddie’s feet touched the ground, Axl tugged him close and leaned down to capture that sweet mouth.

Just like it always seemed to happen, the moment their lips touched a firestorm raced through Axl’s veins straight down to his dick. It was all he could do not to take Eddie right there up against the truck in the middle of Main Street.

Never in Axl’s life had he ever felt such an intense desire for another. There was a clawing need to make Eddie his in the most carnal ways possible. A need that Axl was having a hard time controlling.

His hands went to that perfect ass and grabbed on, squeezing the globes even as he slammed their bodies until he could feel the hard ridge of Eddie’s cock pressed against him. Eddie thrust his body into Axl’s, trying to get more friction. Shoving one leg between Eddie’s, Axl let him ride his thigh.

A loud motor roared to life nearby, reminding Axl they were standing next to his truck that was parked right on Main Street. Reluctantly, he pulled back. He couldn’t help but smile when Eddie whined in dismay.

He hated having to put an end to the heart-stopping kiss, but it helped that Eddie clearly felt the same. Maybe, if he played his cards right, they could continue where they left off inside. Now that there were walls, there was measure of privacy. “Why don’t we head inside?”

Taking Eddie’s hand, Axl pulled him along to the door. He cursed when his hand shook so hard he couldn’t get the key in. Taking a breath to steady himself, Axl sent up a thankful prayer when the key slid in.

As soon as the door shut, Axl flipped the lock and led Eddie to the room that would eventually display his BDSM work. Right now it didn’t look like much and smelled of paint. He and Brent managed to get all the walls sanded and primed. Tomorrow morning Axl would head to the paint store and pick out what colors he wanted.

Not wasting any time, he took Eddie back into his arms. Fusing their lips together, Axl coaxed Eddie’s tongue into his mouth and sucked lightly on the appendage. Axl swallowed down the moan that Eddie pushed into the kiss.

Need took over. With Eddie not only having never experienced BDSM before, but also being a virgin, Axl knew he was going to need to go slowly. As much as he wanted to bury himself deep into that round ass, Axl wasn’t about to let Eddie’s first time be rushed.

The man deserved to be taken care of properly. But that didn’t mean Axl couldn’t show him a taste of what was to come.


~ Stalk the Author – Shea Balik ~









Shea’s “Kiss of Leather” Scavenger Hunt runs through July 31st. Join the event and join the hunt for a chance at over a dozen prizes that include ebooks, ice cream gift cards, and the items pictured below! https://www.facebook.com/events/1587424421563469/

Picture of Tshirt IMG_0881
         IMG_0880           IMG_0704


Shea Balik Logo


#Review: “Bring Your Own Baker (Death By Cupcake Book 2)” by D.E. Haggerty

BYOBCV-640x1024Title: “Bring Your Own Baker (Death by Cupcake Book 2)”

Author: D.E. Haggerty

Genre: Cozy/Mystery, General Humour

Release Date: June 20, 2016

3/5 Stars

Still #TeamAnna

Not quite the book I was anticipating so this review is difficult to write. I cheered for Anna in book 1. While I’m still in her corner, she had me rolling my eyes far too many times. Anna seemed a bit watered down to me…not as fiery and spunky. To be fair, finding a bloody, dead body can wreak havoc on anyone’s psyche. If it’s someone you actually knew – call the guys in white coats. Which, she’ll probably need anyway, because other than explaining how she happened to find Arthur’s body to Dumb and Dumber, she never truly talked about it…to anyone. Yet, her many recollections of ‘All. That. Blood.’, coupled with the fact that she blacked out clearly indicates she was traumatized.

It seems as though Anna and Callie did a role reversal. Now Callie was the investigator instigator ready to rush out and follow up on leads, only she wasn’t as good at it as Anna, and not nearly as funny. (Okay, I focus on humor…sue me!) Still puzzled by Kristie. Half the time she seemed afraid of her own shadow, and the other half, she just seemed…bored.

Ben was adorable, as always. Logan was extremely likable, if a bit too ‘handsy’ right after meeting Anna. Kind of felt bad for Logan when the few times we did see flashes of ‘badass’ Anna, it was usually directed at him. The whole “I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar” routine didn’t work for me when all Logan had to do was kiss Anna…or speak…or breathe, and she was putty in his hands. *Glaring at typical Romance Heroine Behavior*

But the two things I truly didn’t connect with were:

1) Anna’s determination to ‘get justice for Arthur.’ Yes, Anna and Arthur were ‘friends’ from college and he did help her get through a ComPro class; and yes, he did also assist with Callie’s situation; and yes, Anna was even his part-time accountant, but I just never felt there a strong, go-to-the-ends-of the-earth-for-you, ride-or-die type of bond between the two of them. When Callie was in trouble, of course Anna was front and center…they’re not just besties, but as close as sisters. Anna and Arthur didn’t FEEL like anything more than casual acquaintances.


2) This was a SERIOUSLY dangerous ‘investigation.’ Granted, any unsolved murder means a killer is walking around free, but I physically cringed every time the female sleuths set off to follow up on a lead. They were entering a world where murder was a daily solution to a problem. These are smart women who took too lightly the danger they were dealing with. Not smart. At times, it felt like a game to them. Then at others, it felt as though they’re doing it simply because the MEN had TOLD them not to. And after telling them to stay away from the case, Logan allows Anna to don her disguise and takes her to a card party for leads. Really?

I still like these characters and the way they flow together. You can feel they truly care about each other. The good-natured, light, sometimes sarcastic banter doesn’t usually miss the mark. Personally, the bakery-inspired euphemisms and constant references to all things pink and pixie were beginning to make me weary. But Logan’s nickname for Anna was a cute addition.

I do recommend “Bring Your Own Baker.” FOR ME, it’s not as strong as book one, but I am still #TeamAnna!


I received an ARC-copy of “Bring Your Own Baker” as part of a blog tour promotion in exchange for an honest review.

#Review: “Scarlet” by Aria Cole


Title: “Scarlet”

Author: Aria Cole

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: July 8, 2016

Amazon          Goodreads

3/5 Stars


Based on the cover photo and synopsis (and the story itself), I was expecting this modern day mashup of “Little Red Riding Hood”  to not necessarily be darker, but grittier. While Scarlet was the wide-eyed ingénue personified, Beau was just too clownish for me to take seriously. All the references to the “darkness” of his past just didn’t pan out once revealed. His inner thoughts ran the gauntlet from juvenile to oversexed frat boy. I just couldn’t connect to him and never felt he was solid.

Loved Gran. Cagey, old thing! She may have been sick, but she was also the only character who truly knew what was going on…because she orchestrated the whole thing! Go, Gran!

I give ‘Scarlet’ three stars, because while it was a good effort, for me, it just missed the mark.

I was given an ARC-copy of ‘Scarlet’ as part of a promotional blog tour in exchange for an honest review.

Review: “Complexity (The Kinky Connect Chronicles #4)” by Harper Miller #MM

ComplexityTitle: “Complexity (The Kinky Connect Chronicles #4)”

Author: Harper Miller

Genre: Gay Romance/Bisexual Romance (MM)

Release Date: July 8, 2016

Amazon          Goodreads

5/5 Stars!


Defining Moments!

This quick read packs a powerful punch!

Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Acosta has come to terms with who he is and is sick of labels. Is he Hispanic or Latino? Does it matter? Is he bi or gay? He likes women and men…who cares? But Manny knows unfortunately, people do care, and he has come out only to a very few people closest to him. Considering his culture, neighborhood, and even his line of work, life could be very different for Manny if more people knew, and not in a good way.

But Manny is getting tired of quick, meaningless, nameless hookups. Well past thirty, most of his friends are busy ‘adulting’ with families. A personal trainer, Manny is working towards his dream of owning a gym. But he’s still alone. Although he doesn’t believe it’s in the cards for him, Manny is looking for his LEGO – that one person meant for him, to stick with him no matter what.

What begins as a simple internet hookup leads Manny to Chris, and drama he doesn’t want, a relationship he doesn’t think he can handle…and a man he wants more than anything. Manny pulls away after a misunderstanding. When Chris confronts him, the two men make up and admit their true feelings for each other. Manny is settling into what feels like happiness, when he’s gob smacked by one more admission from Chris. While Manny is ‘partially’ out, Chris isn’t out at all and doesn’t intend to change that. Having to choose between Manny and his career, Chris walks away, and Manny is devastated.

I loved, loved, loved Manny! He had such a gritty, honest feel. He didn’t mince words or pretty things up. He was honest to a fault, especially about himself and who he was. When he called himself an ‘emotional retard’ I LITERALLY laughed out loud and almost dropped my Kindle. Manny has several moments like that during the story. He’s deep in thought or in a conversation with someone else, and the things that come out of his mouth!!! LOL! Priceless! Manny’s pain and frustration are also more than evident, and as he hurts and tries to navigate through his anguish, I was right there with him, virtually patting him on the back saying, “Aye Papi! Va a estar bien!”

I had ‘some’ sympathy for Chris. I can’t imagine having to live as he did, but after a while, I was looking for the exit – his self-pity party was working every nerve I had. I was in total agreement with Manny that Chris’ concerns were for Chris…period. But there’s comeuppance for every cynic, and Chris gave me mine…and sat me in the corner…when he showed exactly what he was made of. I always try to stay away from spoilers, so let’s just say this story has the BEST GRAND ROMANTIC GESTURE I’ve read in ANY romance in YEARS! Kudos to the author for “bringing it!”

This is a definite must-read for anyone who loves the journey to love.


“His Hostage: A Kidnap Romance” by Anna Adler #ReleaseBlitz

His Hostage cover

Title: “His Hostage: A Kidnap Romance”

Author: Anna Adler

Genre: Romantic Suspense/Erotica

Release Date: July 15, 2016


“Getting kidnapped was the best thing that could have happened to me. I never thought I’d end up saying such a thing, but there you have it. I wanted things to change in my life, but I lacked the guts to stand up for myself, to make decisions. Let’s face it – I was a wimp. Then one dark November night he was there, as if waiting for me. I got the change that I craved, although not the way I had imagined.”

Evelyn thought she was the luckiest girl in the world when she married Jack Moorland, the handsome heir to a software fortune, after knowing him only for a few months. The fairytale soured when Jack turned out to be selfish, controlling, and unable to perform in bed. Kind and weak-willed Evelyn finds herself trapped in a loveless and sexless marriage. She wants out of her gilded cage, but lacks the confidence to stand up to Jack, who has no intention of letting her go. Being kidnapped by the mysterious burglar Hal becomes a liberating experience. Is it Stockholm syndrome, or is this professional thief exactly the man Evelyn needs in her life?

Note to reader: This is a standalone novel about a young woman discovering her strength and sexuality. While this book is not dark, it features action movie level violence as well as some raunchy sex between the main characters, anal play included. Recommended for mature readers.


Author Bio: My name is Anna, I’m an erotic romance author, and my goal in life is never to have another writer’s block. I’ve been in love with action and futuristic stuff from an early age, whether it’s in books, movies, or video games. More recently, I also developed a taste for steamy romances. The stories in my head contain these elements in different combinations, and I look forward to putting them all on (virtual) paper – for my own amusement, if nothing else. I live in Germany with my husband, my overactive imagination, and pipe dreams of fortune and glory.

Follow Anna on Amazon

Follow Anna on Goodreads

Follow Anna on Twitter