#BookTour “Dead Butterflies: A Serial Killer Dark Romance” by Lacee Hightower

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Contemporary Romance

Date Published:  04-02-2022

 

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To forsake: To abandon, desert, or leave with no intention to return. The Bible states that those who forsake God’s laws of justice will be punished. But when a loved one dies unexpectedly and tragically, even the strongest or most religious man may cast aside their childhood beliefs and fall into a life of … the forsaken.

 This connection between us is instant, eerily so. He sets my body on fire, ignites my senses, and seduces my soul. But there’s something in him that most people don’t perceive. A sadness. A darkness. An evil aura. Behind the pretty face and awe-inspiring smile is a whole other person.

A criminal. A sociopath. A serial killer.

I should run, lock my doors, and never look back at this man who claims we’re nothing but an insurmountable disaster. He’s everything I should avoid. Everything I should loathe. Everything I should be terrified of.

But I don’t care what he’s done in the past. Knowing what I do doesn’t stop my heart from beating wildly every time he looks at me. It’s only a reminder that true love means taking the good with the bad, the darkness with the light, the dirty with the untainted … and
never forsaking those who mean the most.

The more Derek Kinnard tells me to walk away, the more I seem to persevere.

Some secrets are simply worth keeping hidden…

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“Who are they?” I spit out. “The men in the pictures?”

“Not your concern.”

“And why does it smell like something was just burning in here?”

“I don’t smell a damn thing.”

My belly twists and turns as he glowers at me with a cold, empty expression that looks like a death stare. I attempt a step forward, but before I manage, his hands are around my neck and he’s pushed me against the wall with such a force that one of the family portraits falls to the ground and shatters.

“I could snap this beautiful neck in the blink of a goddamned second,” he says in a tone laced with pure evil. “Paralyze you, or worse.” He releases the firm hold around my throat but keeps his body against mine.

“You’re insane,” I say shakily, while fear prickles through my body. “One minute you’re touching me and the next you’re threatening me. You aren’t right in the head, Derek. Clearly.”

“My sanity isn’t any concern of yours, and you’re correct. I owe you an apology for taking this somewhere I shouldn’t have. Now do yourself a favor and go home. Forget you met me. And if you’re as smart as you come across, then you will forget everything you just saw.”

Panting, I push at his chest. “Gladly. Just move and I’ll be gone.” I take a step toward the open door, then stop for another second. “And you know what? To hell with you! I don’t know what kind of evildoing you’re involved in, but I’m certain of one thing. You’re no different than you were back then.”

He glares at me with an unyielding coldness, like I’m the antichrist while he willingly holds the door open.

“Silence is always golden, Ms. Hunt. And one is smarter to remain mum than to risk being a victim.”

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About the Author

Lacee Hightower is an American writer and romance novelist who loves all books dark and dirty and refers to her style as dark contemporary romance.
Living in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, she describes herself as a foodie that can’t cook, a large lover of fashion and SHOES, and an enormous
hopeless romantic.  Since she was old enough to know what the word meant, she loved the whole concept of romance and happy endings. Even though she has always enjoyed writing, life got in the way, and she never really thought of pursuing it seriously until she decided to write her first book
after both her children were grown in 2017. Since that time, she has won two Readers’ Choice Awards from Evernight Publishing and had three books hit the best seller list.

Now with a nice glass of wine in hand, or not, she is learning to love bringing the characters in her head to life on paper for those who enjoy peeking into another world.

Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and https://www.lacehightower.com for information on new releases, books on sales, and other news.

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#CoverReveal (Special Edition Dust Jacket) Invitation to Hell (Goddess of Death #1)” by Amber Bunch

Welcome to the reveal of this stunning special edition dust jacket for Invitation to Hell by Amber Bunch! This new edition will be available soon!

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Invitation to Hell (Goddess of Death #1)

Publication Date: September 22, 2022 (First Edition)

Genre: Dark Romance/ Dark Fantasy/ Mythology

From the moment I found out there are other realms outside the only one I have ever known; I knew my life would be changed forever…

Demons, magic, Gods… They’re all real.
As it turns out Lucius, King of Tartarus wants to harness my powers for his own.
And if he does, he’ll become an Immortal God, bringing ruin to all six realms.

The best part is… I’m destined to save us all.

But how can I fight an evil that I’ve never even seen?
Because no matter what I do, he always seems to be one step ahead of me.

Asmodeus has been sent to protect me, to train me to use my powers.
So far, the only thing he’s good at doing, is being an arrogant prick and driving me insane.
I’m not sure if I want to throat punch him or kiss him.

Or maybe both.

But he’s my only chance at learning how to control my newly awakened power, save my family, and stop Lucius’s plans before it’s too late.

I just hope the prophecy is right and being the “Destined one” is enough.
Because if it’s wrong… I’ve doomed us all to Hell.

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Amber is an author of spicy romance with a twist…
She isn’t committed to any one genre. She lives in Ohio with her family and her dog. She enjoys the outdoors, reading, playing guitar, and loves to stay active. She is a mother of three and her family is her biggest support group. She has also written a children’s book series that was inspired by her children and their play adventures together.

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#TeaserTuesday “Unwanted Complication (Owned by the Mob Book 2)” by Harley Wylde, Paige Warren

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Dark Romance/Mafia Romance

Date Published: April 15, 2022

 

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I’m the monster in the dark. The Boogeyman. I shouldn’t touch her. Shouldn’t keep her. But I will.

Raina — A man took me from my home in Tahiti when I was only five. They called it an adoption, but I know the truth. My parents sold me, pure and simple. My life has been one nightmare after another, a living hell that I can’t escape. When my owner gives me as payment to Feliks Sobol, I think it’s just like any other time. But it’s not. He’s different. Under the darkness and danger, there’s a tenderness I’ve never experienced. I want him. I shouldn’t, but I do. He might be the one who ends up breaking me.

Feliks — I’m the monster in the shadows, the man everyone fears. I’ve done unspeakable things, and I will do them again without a hint of remorse. I’m Bratva, born and bred. Hard. Unyielding. Yet when I’m around Raina, there’s another side of me that emerges. One that’s weaker. Wanting her could get me killed. Yet I can’t let her go. Until my brigadier demands I choose. Raina, or the woman I wish to marry. I decide to hold on to the power I’ll gain by marrying Natalia Gorev. I didn’t realize it was too late. Raina is already under my skin, and when she’s taken, I know I’ve made the wrong choice.
I’ll bathe the city in blood if that’s what it takes to get her back. I only hope she can forgive me.

WARNING: This is a dark romance suitable for those 18+ and contains strong
language, graphic violence, sexual situations, human trafficking, and a dark
undertone that some may find objectionable.

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Excerpt

*Trigger Warning – Dark Content*

 All rights reserved.

Copyright ©2022 Harley Wylde & Paige Warren

Someone once told me, “As long as you’re hurting, you know
you’re alive.” If so, I was definitely alive. My wrists and
ankles ached from the constant presence of the shackles that bound me. I
preferred that pain over the other, though. I just didn’t understand
why anyone would want to live like this. I’d prefer to die than
continue in this hell.

“There’s my little slut.”

I cringed as I turned to face the man who had adopted me. I liked to think
my family wouldn’t have given me away if they’d known why
he’d paid so much. Maybe it was a fantasy. My parents could have been
just as awful as the man who’d bought me.

“Come here. Now.”

I walked over, knowing my chains would reach as far as the doorway. He
grabbed my chin as I stopped in front of him. I knew better than to look him
in the eye. Nothing good ever came of it. He’d punish me for such
insolence.

“It’s time to get you clean and prepped. I have a special guest
coming.”

Which translated into he owed someone money or a favor, and the best way to
pay them back was to let them use me how they saw fit. He’d turned me
into his personal whore, and if I dared to disobey or fight back, then it
got much worse. In the twisted mind of Gary Leeds, I owed him for the food
he gave me and the roof over my head. And he took payment however he wanted,
whenever he wanted.

He pulled the keys from his pocket and unfastened my cuffs. The first time
they’d rusted, he’d cursed about me costing him additional
money. Now he freed me when it was shower time, but I didn’t dare try
to run away. I rubbed at my wrists as he hauled me to my feet and began
shoving me in the direction of the bathroom.

Gary twisted the shower knob, only the cold one. He got a perverse pleasure
out of watching my nipples get hard under the icy spray. With a grin
stretching his lips, he jabbed me until I stumbled under the water, then
reached for the soap. Every time he washed me, I went somewhere else in my
mind. His hands lingered in places I tried not to think about. When the
water turned off, I quickly dried myself, braided my long hair, then went
back into the bedroom. He’d said this was a special client, which
meant he’d take me to the playroom.

Gary put another set of cuffs on me, prettier ones to showcase his
merchandise, then led me downstairs. He unlocked the door to my worst
nightmare, then pushed me inside. The lights came on, nearly blinding me,
and I tried not to look at everything in the room. I already knew what was
here. I’d experienced it all firsthand.

He led me over to the waist-high table, then forced me over it. Once
he’d secured my hands at the middle of my back and anchored me to the
table, he kicked my legs apart and fastened my ankles to two O-rings on the
floor. Shackled and unable to move, I stood bent over the bench and spread
wide for whatever his guest wanted to do. It also would give them access to
my mouth. I hated Gary. Hated his friends. Hated my life.

Gary leaned over me, his breath against my ear, his cock pressing against
me. “Let’s get you ready, shall we?”

I stared blankly at the wall ahead of me. He took great pleasure in lubing
me, then inserting the largest anal plug he owned. It was silver, and the
metal was cold as it entered me. I winced as it burned and stretched me, but
crying out only gave him a thrill. He loved to make me suffer.

A knock at the door drew Gary’s attention. I heard a murmur of voices
when he went to the hallway. He typically liked to leave me like this for a
while before anyone arrived. He’d look at me, touch me, let his
favorite guards do the same. After his guest finished with me, he’d
allow any of his staff to fuck me.

The room was chilly, and my nipples were so hard they hurt. That was the
main reason for the temperature of the room. Gary loved seeing the tips of
my breasts harden into peaks. Even if it wasn’t from desire, he got
off on it. Enjoyed touching them.

I heard a loud voice drawing nearer and realized the man had a thick
accent. Russian? Oh, hell. My nape prickled. If Gary had borrowed money from
the Bratva, I didn’t think the offer of my body would be enough.
I’d heard stories of how ruthless they were. The man entered the room.
I didn’t dare look at him, but I was aware of his presence. It was a
tangible thing, his voice like a caress against my skin.

“What is the meaning of this?” the man demanded. “I can
have a whore without relieving your debts. Did you forget the Bratva-owned
brothels are the best in this city?”

“Of course not, Mr. Sobol. I meant no disrespect. I’ve had many
compliments over Raina and thought only to offer her to you as a down
payment on the amount I owe. As a kryshas for Mr. Petrov, I thought perhaps
we could come to an agreement. In exchange for an hour with her in the
playroom, you lessen my debt by, say… one thousand?” Gary
asked.

The Russian snorted. “Nyet.”

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#CoverReveal “Savage Heart” by Abbi Cook

Savage Heart by Abbi Cook

The first book in the Born Villains series. A dark romance/billionaire/mafia.

Release Date: 21st September

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Blurb

He told me our time together wasn’t over.

Alaric Rule is a killer, a hitman for the crime syndicate his uncle controls. He offers no mercy for anyone in his sights.

But to me, he’s the man who gave me a chance to have the life I want.

Now my family plans to take that life away. I’m valuable to my brothers because I can be traded, forced to marry a man who can benefit them.

A prize valued merely for my body.

Only someone like Alaric can help me. I pray our time together isn’t over yet.

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#CoverReveal “Obsession” by Gemma Weir

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Obsessed – to be preoccupied or fill the mind with someone continually and to a troubling extent.
As soon as I realized she existed, I lost the ability to look away. She was always destined to be mine.
I’m Sebastian Lockwood; a king among men. And kings get to take what they want.
My little bird disagreed.
She fought me, disobeyed me even though we both know she belongs to me.
So I broke her, bent her to my will.
I pushed too hard, loved too much and she ran from me.
But letting her go was impossible. So I chased; hiding in the shadows, silently pulling the strings that would bind her to me.
Two years have passed, I’ve waited long enough. It’s time to reclaim my queen; to take what’s mine.
The trap is set, a gilded cage worthy of royalty and only I have the key.
I’ll make her pay for leaving me. I’ll make her love me, want me as much as I do her.
I couldn’t stop if I tried.
She’s my obsession.

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Anthology details:

Filthy Elites: An Anthology of Enemies to Lovers Romance Standalone Novels

Featuring authors:  Sam Mariano, Angle Lawson, Michelle Hercules, Faith Summers, Lucy Smoke, May Sage, Eva Chance, Lexi Archer, Gemma Weir and Charlene Raquel

Release date 23rd April 2022

Purchase link – https://readerlinks.com/l/1898550

Anthology blurb 

Filthy Elites is a collection of scorching hot, full-lengthstandalone enemies to lovers romance by Sam Mariano, Angel Lawson, Michelle Hercules, Faith Summers, Lucy Smoke, May Sage, Eva Chance, Lexi Archer, Gemma Weir and Charlene Raquel.

In these brand new standalone novels, you’ll reconnect with your favorite protagonists from related series and discover more wonderfully imperfect, messed-up, kick-ass new adult characters.

From stepbrothers to mafia lords and rich elites who take everything for granted, they have one thing in common: their love interests hate their guts. But they’re kings and queens, and they’ll fight tooth and nails for what’s theirs.

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#ReleaseBlitz “Of Blood and Tears” by M. Macdonald

 

Available Now!

Of Blood and Tears by M. Macdonald

Release Date: 29th March 2022

Genre: Dark Romance

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Blurb

Monsters.

They were all around me.

I was only a kid when I ran, still, I would have joined the circus as a clown just to escape the devil himself. My future wasn’t filled with rainbows and flowers, it was filled with death and torture. I was cleaning, just with a gun in my back pocket, instead of a duster.

To survive, I’d done it all.

Then he’d come along and I’d fallen into his world.

Ronin King.

Savior.

Monster.

Mine.

About the Author

Maria Macdonald is an author who writes sometimes, but mostly procrastinates.

She’s a serial Netflix watcher, an avid reader and occasionally she’ll release a book.

She likes tea, and chocolate – often eating too much!

She writes in multiple Romance genres and cannot seem to stay in one lane!

Originally from London, she now lives in South West England.

 

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#NewRelease “Bleed For Love: Dark Romance Anthology”

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Readers! LOOK! <– shouty caps for attention! Want to hear Robert’s thought when he first met Brooke? Then you need Robert’s Fall, exclusively available in this anthology!

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Gone is the sweet flutter of a heart in love.

In its place, the rush of the dark.

The danger. The nearly forbidden.

Powerful men lurk between the pages, demanding more from their ladies than just love. When a stolen kiss or a promise of eternal fidelity is not nearly enough, these couples demand sacrifice. To be worthy of each other, they will bleed for love.

If you’re addicted to broken hearts and a fan of romance in the morally grey, this Limited Edition collection of Dark Romance stories from USA TODAY and Bestselling authors will be more than enough to keep you hooked.

Robert’s Fall:

When Robert Stone met Brooke Stiles, he had no idea just how his life was to change.

As a man who had no idea how to love, he struggled to understand the feelings coursing through his body. He knew he needed her, desperately, but did she need him back? He wasn’t exactly a loveable man.

With a dangerous lifestyle and enemies lurking, Robert knew, to give himself to Brooke, could be dangerous. He would have to become two men, have two lives that he would work hard to keep apart. But, could he do it?

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#CoverReveal “Of Blood and Tears” by M. Macdonald

Of Blood and Tears by M. Macdonald

Cover Reveal: 19th January 2022

Cover Design: Pink Elephant Designs

Genre: Dark Romance

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Blurb

Monsters.

They were all around me.

I was only a kid when I ran, still, I would have joined the circus as a clown just to escape the devil himself. My future wasn’t filled with rainbows and flowers, it was filled with death and torture. I was cleaning, just with a gun in my back pocket, instead of a duster.

To survive, I’d done it all.

Then he’d come along and I’d fallen into his world.

Ronin King.

Savior.

Monster.

Mine.

About the Author

Maria Macdonald is an author who writes sometimes, but mostly procrastinates.

She’s a serial Netflix watcher, an avid reader and occasionally she’ll release a book.

She likes tea, and chocolate – often eating too much!

She writes in multiple Romance genres and cannot seem to stay in one lane!

Originally from London, she now lives in South West England.

 

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#ReleaseTour “Escape The Light” by A.R. Thomas

Escape The Light is LIVE NOW & free with Kindle Unlimited 🖤

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Standalone Dark Romance

What you can expect from Escape The Light:

😈 Enemies To Lovers

🖤 Forced Proximity

🌶 Spicy

👊 Strong feisty heroine

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Blurb:

How do you escape the light when you set out to make it shine so bright?

We should have never met, not in this life or the next.

We are two souls chained to the opposite spectrums of life.

Light and dark.

Day and night.

One cannot exist without the other.

I can no longer hide from my demons, but his are far worse. They swirl in his eyes and chase the fear from my mind.

He made me a deal, and I sold my soul in the hope of peace.
But darkness leaves its mark, and Callan Scott is danger personified.
He’s my ticket to freedom.
My way to a new life.

I’ve survived all these years. I can survive one more month.

One month is nothing, a mere blink in time.

It just leaves one question.

Will I survive him?

Escape The Light is a Dark, Contemporary, Standalone Romance from A R Thomas. There are scenes of a sexual nature in this story, therefore it is intended for readers of 18+ years.

Meet the Author

A. R. Thomas is an Author from England who writes contemporary romance with an edge. After being an avid reader (and away with the fairies) for years she realized she needed more than to be on the receiving end of a good book, she wanted to deliver one. What started as a hobby soon became an obsession, and as they say the rest is history.

Angsty, edgy, romance heavy . . . the perfect recipe for any love story, right?

A. R. Thomas lives with her son, and when she’s not supporting him from the sidelines at his latest sporting event, she is usually, lost to the thought of a book. She manages to make the most innocent of things sound dirty; it’s both a gift and a curse, but thankfully her friends encourage her.

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