Monday, November 30, 2020

5 Star Release Day Review: Unshackle (Deliver #7) by Pam Godwin

 UNSHACKLE is now available!


No woman can resist Luke Sanch’s chiseled features, honed physique, auburn hair, and intense green eyes.

While deadly in combat, he’s an indomitable weapon in bed. He can coax an explosive release with only his mouth and annihilate with insidious, mind-blowing pleasure.

When he infiltrates La Rocha Cartel, he must seduce Vera Gomez to determine whether to rescue her.

Or kill her.

Nothing can distract his icy, lethal focus.

Except the cartel’s most feral captive.

The nameless, raven-haired beauty is his key to dismantling Vera Gomez. But the ferocious little fighter challenges him at every turn and unknowingly battles her way into his heart.

A battle that delivers him, physically and emotionally, into shackles.


Each book is a different couple (HEAs / no cliff-hangers),
but they should be read in order.

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What I thought about Unshackled

The Freedom Fighters are back -- fighting against the evil cartel and this time it's Luke who gets to go undercover to rescue or maybe kill Vera Gomez.  This world is dark and treacherous and pulled me in (again) and kept me turning the pages.  This series is just terrific for finding hope among the evil that is portrayed with gritty realism.

What Luke doesn't expect is to find a kindred spirit among the prisoners who potentially jeopardizes the mission or may force Luke to take things to another level. I don't want to say much more because it will spoil it, so all I can say is that I loved this story.

If you are a fan of dark romance, this is the series to be reading.  It's a world that may make you cringe while you are peering in the dirty window to see more of this side of life.  But there is also hope to these stories and it's how Pam Godwin weaves it all together that makes this a terrific ride as far as this reader goes.

An ARC was provided. This is my honest review.


His name was Joshua Carter. Now it’s whatever she wants it to be.

She is a Deliverer.

She lures young men and delivers them to be sold. She delivers the strikes that enforce their obedience. She delivers the sexual training that determines their purchase price.

As long as she delivers, the arrangement that protects her family will hold.

Delivering is all she knows.

The one thing she can’t deliver is a captive from slavery.

Until him.

And her stubborn slave thinks he can deliver her…from herself.


Her life is like a prison cell.
A self-made, to-hell-with-the-free-world existence that locks from the inside.
Stop judging. Her agoraphobia doesn’t define her. It simply keeps her safe.

He belongs in a prison cell.
The 6x8, make-me-your-bitch variety that locks from the outside.
But he’s free. To hunt. To take. To break.
And he just found a sexy new toy.

Capturing her is the easy part. Her fucked-up mind, however, makes him question everything he does next.
But he’s a determined bastard. If all goes his way, this will hurt like hell.


Camila was seventeen when Van Quiso kidnapped her. Ten years after her escape, the shackles refuse to release her. Not while there are still slave traders preying on her city.
She will stop at nothing to end them.
Even if that means becoming a slave again.

Returning to chains is her worst fear—and only option. They won’t know who she is or what she intends to do. She’s prepared for every complication.
Except him.
The one who decimated her sixteen-year-old heart.

Matias is charming, gorgeous, and dangerously seductive. He’s also untrustworthy and enshrouded in secrets. After years of no contact, he finds her—on her knees, wrists bound, in the clutches of her enemy.
Will he sabotage her mission by needlessly saving her?
Or will he keep her in chains and never let her go?


“What is the price you’re willing to pay?”
“Money isn’t an issue.”
“I’m not talking about money.”

Tate is on the hunt to find his best friend’s sister.
Eleven years ago, Lucia Dias was abducted. Presumed dead. He never met her, so why does he care?
Some might call his efforts noble, but his motivation is more perverse, bordering on obsession.

When he follows a chilling lead to Venezuela’s Kidnap Alley, what he finds is neither a corpse nor a captive.

Amid poisonous lies and crippling depravity, the price of love is devastation.
And he pays.
With his body, his blood, and her life.

TAKE, Book 5

He’s a notorious crime lord, a kidnapper, and an artist.
Scarification is his outlet, and he just captured a new canvas.
Kate refuses to surrender beneath his blade or the cruelty in his beautiful eyes.
But she’s drawn to the man inside the monster. A man who makes her ache with his touch. Who owns her with his kiss.
A man who worships her as deeply as he hurts her.
She can run, but there’s no escape from a bond carved in scars.


Tula Gomez is in the most ruthless prison in Latin America.

She only drove to Mexico to help her sister. She did nothing wrong.
But her quiet life changed in an instant.

To survive the violent, cartel-controlled prison where men blend with women, she pledges her loyalty to the notorious leader in exchange for the one thing she needs most.

When she agrees to seduce the suspicious new inmates, Martin Lockwood and Ricky Saldivar, she doesn’t expect to enjoy it. Sure, they’re gorgeous, irresistibly alpha, and insanely talented with their hands and mouths. But they’re the enemy. She can’t fall for them.

Torn between her cartel loyalties and two men who want her as deeply as they want each other, she questions who is manipulating whom. Her search for answers leads to a passionate ménage, a soul-crushing secret, and an impossible choice.


No woman can resist Luke Sanch’s chiseled features, honed physique, auburn hair, and intense green eyes.
While deadly in combat, he’s an indomitable weapon in bed. He can coax an explosive release with only his mouth and annihilate with insidious, mind-blowing pleasure.
When he infiltrates La Rocha Cartel, he must seduce Vera Gomez to determine whether to rescue her.
Or kill her.
Nothing can distract his icy, lethal focus.
Except the cartel’s most feral captive.
The nameless, raven-haired beauty is his key to dismantling Vera Gomez. But the ferocious little fighter challenges him at every turn and unknowingly battles her way into his heart.
A battle that delivers him, physically and emotionally, into shackles.


Tomas’ story
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The final book in the series
Cole’s story
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DELIVER #1: Audible | Narrated by Teddy Hamilton and Abby Crayden

VANQUISH #2: Audible | Narrated by Ryan West and Jo Raylan

DISCLAIM  #3: Audible | Narrated by Christian Fox and Emma Wilder

DEVASTATE #4: Audible | Narrated by J.F. Harding and Tracy Marks

TAKE #5: Audible | Narrated by Soren Gray and Kate Genevieve

MANIPULATE #6: Audible | Narrated by Christian Fox, Aiden Snow, and Lila Summers

UNSHACKLE #7: Coming | Narrated by J. Tipstone and Lacy Laurel

DOMINATE #8: Coming | Narrated by Matthew Holland and Samantha Summers

COMPLICATE #9: Coming | Narrated by Joe Arden and Lisa Zimmerman


New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.

Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.


Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Excerpt Teaser: Loverboy (The Company #2) by Sarina Bowen



Gunnar waits for my answer, watching me with hungry eyes. I take another sip of tart, fruity goodness and feel a rare looseness in my limbs, as if I’m limber enough to mold myself into the kind of woman who knows how to handle this moment. The possibility of Gunnar and me in bed stretched itself out around us.

He’s waiting for me to say something. Except that I’ve forgotten the question, let alone the answer. He gives me a smile, like he can read my thoughts. And then he lets me off the hook by glancing up at the TV screen to check the score. “Tell me,” he says. “Where did you go just now?”

“Nowhere,” I say quickly, chickening out. I take another deep gulp of my drink. I haven’t had quite enough alcohol to nonchalantly ask Gunnar to come home with me tonight. I want to, though. Really. A lot. He’s just the right kind of playboy to get me out of my rut. It won’t mean anything to him. He won’t have any expectations.

And neither will I, of course. We have nothing in common.

Although lately I find myself appreciating Gunnar for much more than his very fine ass. Who could resist a guy who comes to work on time every day, and makes fabulous coffee for eight hours without complaint?

The old Gunnar would have teased me mercilessly and hidden the sugar cubes when he went on break. The new Gunnar keeps his head down and saves my overworked butt during every shift.

Sure, he still flirts mercilessly with the customers. But nobody is perfect. And I’m just jealous. I’d rather have those pale eyes trained on me.

They were, too, only a moment ago. But I blew it already. He was waiting for me to give him the green light, and I chickened out.

That’s a theme with me.


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Monday, November 23, 2020

Cover Reveal: Smoke (Carelli Family Saga #1) by Eden Butler


By Eden Butler

Release Date: December 15

 Smoke Carelli lived by his own rules. 

He wasn't interested in normal.

He didn't care about things like love and commitment, damn sure not marriage and forever.

But the second Maggie Ramirez parked outside his family’s restaurant, his life became a series of distractions he was learning to love. Maggie and her kid have shaken up his world and dislodged every hard and fast rule he’d ever made. 

And when the demons from her past resurface, Smoke and Maggie may have to break more than their own rules to win their freedom. 

But will it cost them everything and everyone they love?

 The Carelli Family Saga

Book One - Smoke

Book Two - Dario

Book Three - Dante

Book Four - Toni


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Meet Eden Butler


Eden Butler is an editor and writer of Fantasy, Mystery and Contemporary Romance novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum.

When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden patiently waits for her Hogwarts letter, edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football.

She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana.

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Blog Tour Review & Excerpt: 5 stars for Noble Prince (Tin Gypsy #4) by Devney Perry


Noble Prince by Devney Perry
is now live! 

The night Luke Rosen met Scarlett Marks was the only time he's regretted becoming chief of police. One horrific night of blood and death, and now she's living under his roof--all because he swore an oath to serve and protect.
Scarlett is stubborn and infuriating. She has no respect for the order in his structured life, and she never does anything she's told. Worse, she doesn't seem to care that the information she has on a motorcycle gang means she might end up dead. But her unwavering strength, her courage and tenacity and beauty, makes it impossible for him to abandon her.
If Luke is going to keep her safe, he'll have to make the hardest decision of his life. He can either honor his values as a cop, knowing Scarlett is unlikely to survive . . . or he can break all the rules and protect the woman who's invaded his home and his heart.

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“If you’re not going to get out of the way, I’ll just go around.” I spun on my shoes, whirling the opposite direction, but when I went to take a step and carry my basket away, I suddenly found its weight missing from my arm. He’d stolen it from me before I’d had the chance to clutch it tight.

Then the world was spinning. The floors, the ceiling, everything flipped topsy-turvy.

I’d fainted.

No, that wasn’t right.

I was being carried. Hauled. That had been Luke’s threat and damn it, I’d underestimated him. The chief had made good on his word.

His shoulder dug into my belly as he walked. I lifted my face, pushing the hair out of my eyes. My basket of food sat exactly where I’d been standing. My chicken and rolls and cookies and chocolate milk. The items grew smaller with every one of Luke’s strides.

“Put me down.”

He kept walking.

“Put me down!” I shouted.

Still, he kept walking.

I lifted a hand and raised it above my head. My hair kept falling in front of my face, obscuring my vision, but that didn’t stop me from using every ounce of strength I had left. I brought my fist down on Luke’s lower back. Except my aim was shit so I didn’t hit his back. No, my fist bounced off his firm, perfect ass.

Luke didn’t so much as break his stride. “I promised Presley I’d keep you safe.”

And without another word, without stopping, he carried me in a fireman’s hold out of the grocery store and into the snow.

I was going back to the daisies, whether I wanted to or not.

Hello, Scarlett. I’m rock bottom. 

 What I thought about Noble Prince

In this fourth book in the Tin Gypsy series, the story picks up right where Stone Princess left out and deals with Scarlett Marks, Presley's sister. She's hiding from the rival MC who thinks she's responsible for stealing 100K of their drug money. After escaping from her safe house, Chief of Police Luke Rosen knows he has to find her a new place to stay and Scarlett ends up hiding at his place.

They are both attracted to each other and it doesn't take long for Scarlett to let down her defenses for Luke. And Luke has been falling for her since he took her from Presley's place months ago. It's only a matter of time before they are spending quality time in the bedroom. When he finds out just how much trouble Scarlett is in, he ends up turning to Dash and the former Tin Gypsys for help. Totally loved this part of the story!

Both Scarlett and Luke are in deep with each other when Scarlett's time is up with the Warrors and the rival club shows just how nasty they can get, leaving Luke with a difficult choice of protecting his woman and staying in the confines of the law. He's really in a tough spot here.

This book is at the top of my favorites list in this series. It's got good tension and suspense and some great action to wrap thing up. And Scarlet and Luke just work together so well. I loved the setup for the next book in the series as well.

This series just gets better with each story and Devney Perry does a terrific job of including characters from previous books in the series so that readers can check in with them. I really like that about this author.

Overall, a page-turning terrific romance with a good dash of suspense.

An ARC was provided. This is my honest review. 


Meet Devney
Devney is a USA Today bestselling author who lives in Washington with her husband and two sons. Born and raised in Montana, she loves writing books set in her treasured home state. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her family. Writing one book, let alone many, was not something she ever expected to do. But now that she's discovered her true passion for writing romance, she has no plans to ever stop.

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