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Review and Excerpt Tour: The Deep End by Kristen Ashley

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✮✮✮A delicious world of erotica, BDSM with alpha-subs and their Dommes, and a gripping love story…Welcome to The Bee’s Honey! The first book in New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley’s Honey Series, THE DEEP END is a seductive and rich lovestory. Order your copy today! ✮✮✮

 

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ABOUT THE DEEP END (Erotic Romance Releasing March 7, 2017):

Enter a decadent sensual world where gorgeous alpha males are committed to fulfilling a woman’s every desire…

Olivier isn’t sure what he’s gotten himself into when he joins the Honey Club, only that a dark part of him hungers for the lifestyle offered by this exclusive club. Here, no boundary will be left untested…and one’s deepest fantasies will become an exquisite reality.

When Amélie invites Olivier to surrender, she gives the alpha submissive what he craves. Soon they both find themselves falling harder than they ever anticipated—but as their connection deepens, the truth about Olivier’s past could destroy everything…

Gripping and seductive, The Deep End is the first book in a sensational new series from bestselling author Kristen Ashley.

 

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He was a beast.

A brute.

An incomparable steed.

Amélie Strand

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In the past, Mistress Amélie Strand has tried to form relationships with her submissives that extend beyond the BDSM club. None have been successful and Amélie seems to be giving up hope she’ll ever find the right man to fit her needs.

All that changes when Oliver Hawkes (Ollie) enters Bee’s Honey — an exclusive BDSM club in Phoenix.  Ollie is a gorgeous Alpha male (the man’s a firefighter by day — start the sizzle and crackle) who seeks submission to the right Dominatrix. He hears of Amélie and finesses his way not only into Bee’s Honey, but Amélie’s heart.

The Deep End is author Kristen Ashley’s debut novel into the BDSM genre, and is the first story in The Honey Series.  Author Ashley writes with a strong pen — her characters are well-defined. Both Amélie and Ollie have distinct voices, and this is their story. And it is a love story — true, I suffered  (and panted) through page upon page of graphic sex until I found it, but there is both passion and plot to this story.  But there is this caveat:

The Deep End is full of consensual pony play fetish, and that’s fine. The story is strictly adult reading, and if you are unaware of the concepts of BDSM/pony play/humiliation, please do some investigating. Author Ashley handles this subject matter well for her novice entry into the genre, but I had some issue with the D/s lack of upfront intense interview(s). As a result, I was never able to warm up to Leigh’s characterization as an experienced Dominatrix. Wrapping my head around Ollie’s kink as an Alpha submissive stopped me for a moment, but credit Kristen Ashley for creating a believable character unafraid to seek out his need.

It’s a brave step to venture into a genre that’s front and center these days, so I congratulate Kristen Ashley on The Deep End, and look forward to her next offering in the Honey Series. (Maybe Stellan’s story?)

Graphic Warning: BDSM/Fetish Play/Humiliation

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*ARC received from St. Martin’s Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.”

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Kristen Ashley’s THE DEEP END – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:

February 27th

All Romance Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Crystals Book World – Excerpt

Foxy Blogs – Excerpt

Garden of REden – Review

Stacey is Sassy – Review

Steamy Reads – Review

February 28th

Books,Dreams,Life – Excerpt

Marieke’s Books – Review & Excerpt

Read more sleep less – Review

Scandalicious Book Reviews – Review

She Reads New Adult Book Blog – Review

The Book Bellas – Review & Excerpt

March 1st

After Dark Book Lovers – Review & Excerpt

Booklovers For Life – Review

FMR Book Grind – Review

Jax’s Book Magic – Excerpt

Reads All the Books – Review & Excerpt

Three Girls and a Book Obsession – Review & Excerpt

March 2nd

Agents of Romance – Review & Excerpt

Under the Covers – Review & Excerpt

Book Bitches Blog – Excerpt

Oh My Growing TBR – Review & Excerpt

Reading Keeps Me Sane – Review & Excerpt

The Review Loft – Review & Excerpt

March 3rd

Random Book Muses – Review

MEReadALOT – Review & Excerpt

Mommys naughty playground – Review

Stephanie’s Book Reports – Review & Excerpt

Vilma’s book blog – Review & Excerpt

March 4th

a crazy vermonters book reviews – Review

Book Babes Unite – Review

Love Between the Sheets – Review & Excerpt

Vagabonda Reads – Review

March 5th

All About Romance – Review

Mustreadbooksordie – Review & Excerpt

Angie and Jessica’s Dreamy Reads – Review & Excerpt

PBC – Excerpt

March 6th

About That Story – Review

Krista’s Dust Jacket – Review & Excerpt

KT Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Night Owl Reader – Review & Excerpt

Read-Love-Blog – Review

StuckInBooks – Review & Excerpt

March 7th

Shh Moms Reading – Review

Words We Love By/LucyLiciousReads – Review & Excerpt

Books to Breathe – Review & Excerpt

For The Love of Fictional Worlds – Review & Excerpt

Joyfully Reviewed – Review & Excerpt

Nose Stuck in a Book – Review & Excerpt

March 8th

Shameless Book Club – Review & Excerpt

A Fortress of Books – Excerpt

BJ’s Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Jen’s Reading Obsession – Excerpt

Lit Slave – Review & Excerpt

Straight Shootin’ Book Reviews – Excerpt

March 9th

Behind Closed Doors Book Review – Review

Dirty Girl Romance – Review

Friends Till The End Book Blog – Excerpt

iScream Books – Review & Excerpt

Red Cheeks Reads – Review

Smut Book Junkie Reviews – Review & Excerpt

March 10th

Bookcrack – Review & Excerpt

Two Girls with Books – Excerpt

E-Romance News – Excerpt

Four Chicks Flipping Pages – Review

Lit. 4 Ladies – Review & Excerpt

Natalie TheBiblioholi – Review & Excerpt

Once Upon A Page – Review & Excerpt

True Story Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

March 11th

Aurora B’s Book Blog – Excerpt

Blushing babes are up all night – Review & Excerpt

Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents – Review & Excerpt

Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt

March 12th

Collector of book boyfriends – Review

Feeding My Addiction Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

I’m A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore – Review & Excerpt

Stormy Nights Reviewing &Bloggin’ – Excerpt

March 13th

Black heart reviews – Review

Nice Ladies, Naughty Books – Excerpt

Once Upon a Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Pretty Little Book Reviews – Review

Queenzany – Review & Excerpt

Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Talk Books to Me – Review

March 14th

Abibliophobia Anonymous Book Reviews – Excerpt

Alpha Book Club – Review

G & T’s Indie Café – Excerpt

Once Upon An Alpha – Review & Excerpt

No BS Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

The Book Whisperer – Review & Excerpt

The Escapist Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

 

 

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Kristin Ashley - headshotAbout Kristen Ashley:

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn’t taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen’s Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.

Nothing’s changed.

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.

 

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Review Tour: Mastering Her Senses by Laura Kaye

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Decadent… Sensual… Forbidden

 

12 Masters. 12 Desires. 12 Fantasies Come to Life.


Meet the Masters of Blasphemy

 

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About MASTERING HER SENSES (Blasphemy #2, 2/21/17):

 

He wants to dominate her senses—and her heart…

Quinton Ross has always been a thrill-seeker—so it’s no surprise that he’s drawn to extremes in the bedroom and at his BDSM club, Blasphemy, where he creates sense-depriving scenarios that blow submissives’ minds. Now if he could just find one who needs the rush as much as him…

When an accident leaves Cassia Locke with a paralyzing fear of the dark, she’ll try anything to get help. Ready to fight, she knows just who to ask for help—the hard-bodied, funny-as-hell Dom she’d always crushed on—and once stood up.

Quinton is shocked and a little leery to see Cassia, but he can’t pass up the chance to dominate the alluring little sub this time. Introducing her to sensory deprivation becomes his new favorite obsession, and watching her fight fear is its own thrill. But when doubt threatens to send her running again, Quinton must find a way to master her senses—and her heart.

 

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“Do you understand that BDSM is based upon trust, and that without complete honesty and full disclosure, that trust cannot be had?”

Master Quinton Ross to submissive Cassia Locke

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Master Quinton Ross thought he recognized the submissive in the throes of a panic attack. Her name was Cassia Locke and she had stood him up two years ago.  She was supposed to play a scene with him at Blasphemy, the BDSM club Quinton formed with eleven other Doms.

After his initial shock at seeing her, Master Quinton comes to discover the reason why Cassia never showed, and his reaction forms the basis of the initial relationship between this paring.

Cassia Locke is a geologist with the USGS. Two years ago, she was trapped in a collapsed cave for days, barely surviving. Outwardly, Cassia’s scars show healing, but inwardly, she’s traumatized by the accident and can’t shake her feelings of terror. Seeking solace and comfort in a place that understands her needs, Cassia goes back to Blasphemy.

After Master Quinton hears Cassia’s story, he embarks on a plan to heal

Cassia of the phobias that resulted from her trauma. Master Quinton’s particular kink is sensory deprivation, and he believes that with Cassia as his sub, he can bring her back to her former self. All he needs is for Cassia to surrender completely to him.

Mastering Her Senses is the second novella in Laura Kaye’s Blasphemy series and it’s a home run. Author Kaye successfully delves into the psychological aspects of the BDSM lifestyle and it’s ability to heal a wounded mind and empower a weakened spirit. The attraction between Quinton and Cassia is electric — there’s no lacking of sexual tension between these two. The physical play aspect is blistering hot, but it’s the mind-play Quinton engages in with Cassia that makes Mastering Her Senses an outstanding read about the BDSM community.

 

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Laura Kaye’s MASTERING HER SENSES – Review Tour Schedule:

February 27th

A Wonderful World of Words

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Books According to Abby

Curvy and Nerdy

Evermore Books

I Love Romance

JordansBookReviews

Kelsey’s Corner Time

Love Notes Book Blog

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Melena’s Reviews

Naughty Girls and Their Books

Reads All the Books

S3OC

The Book Hammock

we stole your book boyfriend

February 28th

Abibliophobia Anonymous book Reviews

Bloggin’ With M.Brennan

East Coast book chicks

Feeling Fictional

Heartbeats Between Words

Knotty Girl Reviews

NightWolf Book Blog

Ripe For Reader

Romancing the Readers

SBB Reviews

The Book Boyfriend Addict

Vagabonda Reads

Wicked Babes Blog Reviews

March 1st

Ashley Book Blog

Bookgasms Book Blog

Book Reader Chronicles

Books, Dreams,Life

Bound by Books Book Review

FMR Book Grind

Krista’s Dust Jacket

Lit. 4 Ladies

Mommys naughty playground

My Girlfriends Couch

Novel Addiction

Only One More Page

Read more sleep less

Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads

Somewhere Lost in Books

V’s Reads

March 2nd

a small girl, her man and her books

Between The Bookends

Deluged with Books Cafe

For the Love of Books and Alochol

HEA Fanatics

I’m A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore

My Reading Obsession Reviews

Obsessive Reading Disorder

Queenzany

Read-Love-Blog

Reading in Pajamas

Red Hot + Blue Reads

She Hearts Books

The book obsessed momma

True Story Book Blog

WTF Are You Reading?

 March 3rd

Alphas Do It Better Book Blog

Books Need TLC

Four Chicks Flipping Pages

KatyaRath

My Book Filled Life

Nose Stuck in a Book

Redhot Romance

Renee Entress’s Blog

Romanticamente Fantasy Sito

Shelly’s Book Corner

The Book Reading Gals

The BookWhisperer

The Reading Cafe

 March 4th

Becky on Books

Bookaliciousbabes blog

Books I Love A Latte

Cara Book Boudoir

Cocktails and Books

EskieMama& Dragon Lady Reads

Friends Till The End Book Blog

Kick Back & Review

Nerdy Dirty & Flirty

Relentless Romance

Romance Reviews and More

Love Drug Book Blog

Sofia Loves Books

Stephanie’s Book Reports

The Little Shop of Reads

Trea’s Thoughts, Musings, and Journeys for a Good Read

Two Girls with Books

What I’m Reading

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BOOKS IN SERIES:

HARD TO SERVE #.5

BOUND TO SUBMIT #1

MASTERING HER SENSES #2 – 2/21/17

EYES ON YOU #3 – 7/11/17

 


 

– ABOUT LAURA KAYE –

 

Laura Kaye - headshotLaura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thirty books in contemporary and erotic romance and romantic suspense, including the Blasphemy, Hard Ink, and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. Laura also writes historical fiction as the NYT bestselling author, Laura Kamoie. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

 

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Now Live! Packman’s Rose by V. F. Mason

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Mine and no one else’s.

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Five years ago, life delivered a blow I barely survived.

On the edge of desperation, I thought my dreams were never meant to come true.

Thanks to Sociopath, everything changed for the better.

The life I so desperately wanted was within my grasp as my future brightened.

I couldn’t have been happier.

Until the Pakhan of Bratva decided I belonged to him.

Pakhan

Darkness and nightmares of the past surrounded my life.

Bratva became my home, accepting me with open arms.

I gave everything to it, my heart and soul.

Until my eyes landed on a picture of hazel eyed beauty as she woke up every possessive instinct inside me.

Rosa Giovanni became mine.

Unfortunately for everyone involved, it meant declaring a war between the Bratva and Cosa Nostra.

Man with the dragon tattoo:

When Don and Pakhan focused on their war, the danger to their precious Rose escaped their notice.

Hiding in the shadows, I waited for the perfect time for my revenge.

Let the game begin.

Warning: Can be read as standalone, although it’s connected with Sociopath Duet series.

Pakhan is a two part series.

18+ due to sexual content, profanity, abuse, graphic violence and adult subject matter.

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Finally, when she was tired of all those voices in her head, she sat down and wrote a book. It was a huge decision to make and she thanks her friends and family for supporting her in it.

When she is not writing, she can be found with her friends doing all sorts of crazy things or reading recent romance books that were written by her favorite authors.

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Halloween Treats Bundle from Alexa Riley (Note: this bundle contains material previously reviewed on Vagabonda Reads)

 

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It’s Halloween and we’re bundling our wickedly dirty books together just for you! And BONUS… We’re including a brand new shorty to get you in the spirit!

Raven Treat is an elementary school teacher with a secret crush on the uncle of a student. She’s been lusting from afar, but little does she know he’s been taking steps to make her his.

Jack Bates has been obsessed with Raven since the second he saw her. The Halloween school dance is his opening to make her his and make sure she never gets away.

Warning: Their story is fast, hot, and sugary sweet! Grab some candy corn and throw it in the trash… Then get some chocolate and snuggle up with this adorable read!


Bundle includes: Buy Me 3, Riding Red, Taking What’s Wicked and Halloween Treats.

GRAPHIC WARNING: TAKING WHAT’S WICKED contains material dealing with forced submission.  If you are not familiar with forced submission erotica, please do some investigating.

 

Click on the links to read my reviews of RIDING RED and TAKING WHAT’S WICKED
As HALLOWEEN TREATS is an anthology, the rating of this publication (⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2 ) is based upon the aggregate rating for all four stories, as follows:

HALLOWEEN TREATS — ⭐️⭐️1/2

 

BUY ME 2 — ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

 

RIDING RED — ⭐️⭐️⭐️3/4

 

TAKING WHAT’S WICKED — ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


 

– REVIEW – HALLOWEEN TREATS

 

Elementary school teacher Raven Treat has a secret admirer. Well, maybe not so secret. His name is Jack Bates and he’s a successful architect in Seattle. Jack’s adorable nephew, Scott, is a student in Raven’s class. Little Scotty’s school happens to be near Jack’s office, so it’s no biggie for Uncle Jack to pick up his nephew from school.

One fateful day, Jack sees Raven and it’s insta-love on his part. Raven, a curvy, luscious lady, has noticed Jack, but thinks her chances with him are slim to none.  Little does she know that the fabulous apartment she’s currently renting at an unbelievably affordable rate is in a building owned by none other than Jack Bates.

Jack finally corners Raven and they agree to meet then next evening at the school’s annual Halloween Party. Jack stipulates that they’ll have dinner, too, and a shaky Raven agrees.  Little does Raven know that she’s the main entree . . . .

Halloween Treats is the smutty little story we’ve come to expect from team Alexa Riley. The sex is pretty explicit, but vanilla. Jack didn’t strike this reader as the usual testosterone-laden Alpha male (surprisingly) but what really did strike this reader was the use of the many, many well-worn tropes — the hottie, wildly successful Seattle architect, living in the high rise (hello, hello?), the naive teacher who lands the incredible living space that’s too good to be true — I could go on and on. And of course, the adorable little child who is ultimately the matchmaker.

Team Alexa Riley has written some deliciously, delightful, naughty Halloween stories (Taking What’s Wicked comes to mind), but were this not part of a Halloween Anthology, I’d suggest digging around for a better treat in Alexa Riley’s bag of goodies.

 

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– REVIEW –  BUY ME 2 –

 

Mandy Burch has been at the beck and call of wealth casino owner Charles Townsend for the past thirty days. As a favor to the Cortez brothers, Mandy agreed to be Charles’ assistant, and boy, is she ever glad time is up on this assignment. Charles has been nothing but an obnoxious tool, and even though Mandy finds him attractive, she’s moving on. (Or is she?)

Mandy has an epiphany and decides it’s time for her to live a little, so she offers her virgin self up for none other that the Mistress Auction! (Go big or go home, right?) It turns out our Mandy has an ache that needs to be filled, so being auctioned off to the highest bidder is the answer to fulfillment (okay, well, sexual fulfillment . . .  maybe). Of course, the heavy breather, Charles, has been lusting after Mandy from the moment he laid eyes on her, so when he’s tipped off that she’s being offered up for the Halloween Mistress Auction, he’s all in.

Buy Me 2 is the second offering in Team Alexa Riley’s successful Mistress Auction Series and it does not disappoint. Charles is insta loving Alpha male obsessed with owning his mate, Mandy. Add to that mix, Charles is a Dominant, so handcuffs come into play.  Oh, and he’s a bit of a creeper/stalker, too.  So, readers — be prepared.

Buy Me 2 is an example of what Team Alexa Riley does best — it’s smutty, dirty quick read, meant to entertain and stimulate. As with most of their stories, Buy Me 2 comes with a STRONG GRAPHIC WARNING, as it contains themes of explicit sexual encounters, BDSM, and I’d even add kidnapping. A bedtime story for the grown ups, Buy Me 2 is not for the kiddies.

 

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*ARC received from the authors via Ardent PRose in exchange for an honest review*

 

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Alexa Riley is two sassy friends who got together and wrote some dirty books. They are both married moms of two who love football, donuts, and obsessed book heroes.
They specialize in insta-love, over-the-top, sweet, and cheesy love stories that don’t take all year to read. If you want something SAFE, short, and always with a happily ever after, then Alexa Riley is for you!

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Release Day: Tempting the Law by Alexa Riley

 

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TTL_Ecover_LoRes.jpgEden literally fell into Coen’s arms as he rescued her, and she has belonged to him ever since that day. She has sent him an invitation to her graduation and he’s obliged to go… Right?

Coen has always been Eden’s knight in shining armor, and now she needs him more than ever. Will he come and rescue her one final time?

 

 

 

 

Warning: This book is short, with speed-of-light insta-love and a ridiculous storyline. If you’re looking for quick and dirty, then come tempt the law with us!

 

 

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ALEXA RILEY

 

Alexa Riley is two sassy friends who got together and wrote some dirty books. They are both married moms of two who love football, donuts, and obsessed book heroes.
They specialize in insta-love, over-the-top, sweet, and cheesy love stories that don’t take all year to read. If you want something SAFE, short, and always with a happily ever after, then Alexa Riley is for you!

 

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Cover Reveal! Laura Kaye’s Bound to Submit

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Decadent… Sensual… Forbidden…

 12 Masters. 12 Desires. 12 Fantasies Come to Life.
Meet the Masters of Blasphemy…

Releasing September 13, 2016, BOUND TO SUBMIT is the first full-length novel in Laura Kaye’s Blasphemy Series. 

 

A Note from Laura Kaye: 

Dear Readers,

I’m so excited to share my new cover art for Bound to Submit with you today! From the moment I met Detective Kyler Vance in the Hard Ink series, I was intrigued. And from the second I knew Kyler was a Dom in an exclusive club named Blasphemy, I knew I had to learn more. That was the moment the Blasphemy series was born, and now I’m just thrilled at how the whole thing is taking shape – beginning with Bound to Submit, which promises to be scorchingly hot and achingly emotional. I hope you’ll grab your copy. In the meantime, enjoy this amazing cover! And if you haven’t already, get caught up with Hard to Serve, the book that introduces it all!

Sincerely,

Laura Kaye

 

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– SYNOPSIS –

 

Bound To Submit - coverFrom the ruins of an abandoned church comes Baltimore’s hottest and most exclusive BDSM club. Twelve Masters. Infinite fantasies. Welcome to Blasphemy…

He thinks he caused her pain, but she knows he’s the only one who can heal her…

Kenna Sloane lost her career and her arm in the Marines, and now she feels like she’s losing herself. Submission is the only thing that ever freed her from pain and made her feel secure, and Kenna needs to serve again. Bad. The only problem is the Dom she wants once refused her submission and broke her heart, but, scarred on the inside and out, she’s not looking for love this time. She’s not even sure she’s capable.

Griffin Hudson is haunted by the mistakes that cost him the only woman he ever loved. Now she’s back at his BDSM club, Blasphemy, and more beautiful than ever, and she’s asking for his help with the pain he knows he caused. Even though he’s scared to hurt her again, he can’t refuse her, because he’d give anything to earn a second chance.

And this time, he’ll hold on forever.

 

 

“A searingly sexy story with some of the hottest scenes I’ve read in a long, long time. Laura Kaye shows her mastery of the BDSM world. I’m eagerly anticipating more in this bold new series!

~ Cherise Sinclair, NYT Bestselling Author of the Masters of the Shadowlands Series

 

 

Pre-Order Bound to Submit, releasing 9/13/16

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Meet the Masters of Blasphemy in Hard to Serve, now available

Amazon exclusive until September 2016 in paperback and ebook

 

 

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LAURA KAYE

 

Laura Kaye - author picLaura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty-five books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

 

 

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Cover Reveal: Blood to Dust by L. J. Shen

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BLOOD TO DUST

by

L. J. SHEN

 

 

 

Coming July 18th

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His name is Beat, and I should hate him.

Bound, blindfolded and bruised, I’m tied in his basement, waiting for the men who stripped me from clothes and humanity to collect his debt to them. Me.

His name is Nate and I should hate him, but I don’t.

I’m not supposed to know his real name, even worse, I’m not supposed to care. He is nothing to me but means to an end. The plan is simple: break free, collect the pieces of my broken soul, kill the bastards and run away.

His name is Nathaniel Thomas Vela, and I’ve never seen his face, though I hear that it’s beautiful.

Behind the rugged and handsome exterior, there’s a quiet murderer, a killer who thinks guns are for pussies and ends people with his bare hands.

His name doesn’t matter, neither does his face, but what does matter is my heart. And right now, sadly, it’s his.

 

TRIGGER WARNING : Blood to Dust is a standalone, full-length novel. It contains graphic violence and adult situations some may find offensive.

 

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“You don’t get a say in this shit,” Ink announces with borrowed authority. I can hear the uncertainty leaking from him. He’s what I call an easy job. If it were just him watching over me, I would have been dancing in Iowan cornfields far away from here by now, Sebastian and Godfrey’s heads tucked in that Nike bag.

“You make me uncomfortable.” I yank my arm away.

“What, and the other guy makes you warm and fuzzy?” He sounds genuinely offended.

Beat inches closer behind me, and I feel the heat of his body drifting into mine. He’s close. Hot-jock-leaning-against-your-locker close. It’s going to be hard to bypass someone his size.

“You think I’m nice?” His breath moves through the plastic of his mask, tickling my ear. I shudder down to my toes. His mouth smells like peach. How bad can a guy who smells like a peach be?

“Nice-r.” I clear my throat, my eyes still trained on Ink in front of me. Ink shakes his head, indicating that I’m dead wrong. The air becomes chilly. Why hadn’t I noticed it’s so chilly?

Because it’s not. It’s August in California, and I’m cold because I’m frightened.

“Let’s test your theory. I’m going to touch you now. Move without permission, and I’m breaking your arm.”

My busted lower lip splits open again as I scowl at his threat. He definitely looks like a guy who makes good on his threats.

“Okay.” I lick my blood, my voice tender.

Beat kicks my legs open and brings my arms up, patting me down dryly, like airport security. His rough fingers stroke the curves of my shoulders as he moves down from my skull to my outer breasts, circling them lazily. Down to my stomach…lower to my tensed inner thighs, pushing the fabric of my mini dress away to make room for his warm paws.

Every muscle in my body is ready to plow forward, to run away, to try and hurt him; the memory of every experience I’ve had that started this way demands for me to take action. But this…it doesn’t feel like a violation. The sour taste of bile has yet to explode in my mouth.

His hands move down my legs, stroking my ankles…then he stops.

“Got something inside?” He squats down, hooking one of his thumbs into my ankle boot. His masked face is eye level with my pelvis, and warmth spreads along my bones like hot wax.

“No,” I lie. There’s still a slight chance he won’t check.

But he checks.

Beat jerks my boot out and a Swiss army knife falls with a clank on the concrete pavement. I let out a sigh and drop my head. Shit.

Happy thoughts.

Frozen yoghurt with Preston down the local mall.

Curling up on the egg-swing with a Mia Sheridan book.

Water lilies blooming over the artificial pond in the Burlington-Smyth’s garden.

A genuine smile from a stranger.

Beat stands up slowly, his gleeful mask zeroing on my face. It all looks like a scene from a horror movie.

And I’m the victim.

 

 

– ABOUT THE AUTHOR –

 

L. J. SHEN

 

 

L.J. Shen is a best-selling author of Contemporary Romance novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like chocolate, wine, reading, HBO, spending time with her girlfriends and internet-stalking Chris Hemsworth. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.

 

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Release Day Blitz: Killing the Sun by K. Larsen and Mara White


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KILLING THE SUN

by

K. LARSEN and MARA WHITE

 

 

 

– ABOUT THE BOOK –

 

! TRIGGER WARNING !

 

 

EBOOK-KillingTheSun-Part1.jpgKILLING THE SUN is a collaborative novel by K. Larsen and Mara White.

KTS is not a ROMANCE

KTS is not ROMANTIC

This book features a non-linear time line, some violence as well as graphic sex.

Do not read this book if you don’t like antiheroes.

Do not read this book if sexual sadism makes you uncomfortable.

Do not read this book if you don’t like dubious consent.

Do not read this book if you are looking for a traditional HEA.

Do not read this book if you like demure heroines and swashbuckling heroes.

KTS is a serial novel that will come in three novellas released in rapid succession.

If you choose to take this ride, please do so at your own risk.

 

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In Chickasaw County, Oklahoma, there is a manmade lake. There used to be a small, natural lake there filled with bass, crappie and bream. My grandfather would fish in those waters, wearing thigh-high waders alongside the tall wading birds poking around for fish eggs. It was rumored that the waters had healing powers, that the native people drank from the natural springs to heal ailments and to purify the spirit.

As kids we swam there, even as the township enlarged the lake and pushed hard to attract campers and speed boaters, jet skiers and anglers, anything other than us local kids learning to do underwater handstands and doggy paddle. I was an okay swimmer, I guess, at least before I developed breasts, but Storm and Farren were champions, the very best. They were the strongest swimmers in the school district, and nobody could keep up with them.

After the age of ten, I only entered the water in shorts and a T-shirt, no matter how hot the summer sun, no matter how few people were swimming or roaming the shore. I used to think I stopped wearing a bathing suit because I’d gotten my period or because my breasts were bigger than any other ten-year-old west of the Mississippi. Sometimes I speculated it was because of the murder, that stripping down in front of strangers, letting them really see me, had become nothing short of unbearable. I hated to be vulnerable.

After they found the Dodge Dart, I realized that maybe it was just my subconscious calling to me. Avoid the lake, it’s a watery grave, a family crypt that is too saturated with history.

It was the summer after I graduated high school that they found the Dart. Eight years were enough for the scandal to settle, even in a town like Sulphur; they’d put it to rest, especially after the murder/suicide on the campground out by the highway. Just some other drunk and homicidal idiots, but at least not from my family. The gossip had gotten quieter and quieter until it was barely more than a whisper from the grocery cart behind me in line at the store or the big-eared teenager handing out rental shoes at the bowling alley. I could see it in their eyes, but at least strangers had stopped asking. They’d stopped talking behind my back and, most importantly, stopped staring. Until that one hot July when they’d dredged both lakes, Veteran’s and Arbuckle, using up city money to elevate the dams and make improvements for tourism.

I was in the trailer swatting flies and leafing through a Sears catalogue when Stacey Dobson rapped on the screen door, yelling, “Aimeee!” and got me tripping over chairs on my way to the door, convinced that a tornado must be tearing through.

“They found your dad’s car! At the bottom of the lake!”

Her cheeks were flushed pink from running in the stagnant heat, and circles of darker purple stained the armpits of her jumper.

“What?” I asked. I remembered standing in the doorframe. I thought about his body on the floor, how his skin felt like wet plastic wrap over raw liver after all signs of life had left him. The look of death in his eyes was really the most sober I could remember ever seeing him.

“The car was at the bottom of the lake! They drained it to widen the lakebed and there it was, sitting out in the middle.”

“Was it empty?” I asked her, my eyes narrowing to take her in. She was nearsighted, the Dobson girl, and in all remedial classes at the high school. She was a few years older than me. As children we’d been amicable in a freeze tag, king of the mountain, Barbie-sharing sort of way, but after my dad died, I looked at everyone suspiciously, wondering what they could want from me. I would have no friends in this place.

Stacey looked desperate and disheveled, sweat along her hairline, pinpoints of red starting to appear on her face.

“Don’t know, they just brought in a tow truck to pull it out. You can only see the top of it.”

“How do you know it’s my dad’s car?” The words felt sharp as they exited my mouth, like they had tines and were looking to plunge into any soft surface. Stacey’s chubby cheeks, the soft round of her gut. It had been a long time since I’d said my dad, words I typically avoided at all costs.

“Divers,” Stacey said. Her eyes lit up like streetlights through a dismal fog. The lack of news in this town turned everyone into vultures for tragedy.

“Let’s go,” I said. I jammed my keys in my pocket and threw my yellow and green windbreaker over my shoulder. Grabbing a pack of cigarettes and a lighter my mom had left on the counter, I switched off the light and promised myself that I wouldn’t stick around this damned town only to witness my own downfall. Damned if I’d let them all stand around defaming and slandering my family with not a one of us to hold them accountable for their local poison—a bitter mouthful of gossip. Show them that an Olsen, at least this Olsen, didn’t have mercy for anyone dumb enough to cross her.

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K. LARSEN

I am an avid reader, coffee drinker, and chocolate eater who loves writing. I received my B.A. from Simmons College-a while ago. I currently live with my daughter in Maine.

I’m working on my sixth novel out later this year. I’ve published Tug Of War, Objective, Resistance, Saving Caroline, 30 Days, Committed and Dating Delaney. Enjoy!

I love hearing from you so please feel free to contact me.

 

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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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