Friday, June 11, 2021

Million Dollar Demon by Kim Harrison

Only the dead rule the Hollows. Million Dollar Demon by Kim Harrison on sale June 15th.

To save the city, Rachel Morgan will need to show some teeth in the next Hollows novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison.

The new master vampire of Cincinnati has arrived... and she wants Rachel Morgan out. No matter where Rachel goes, Constance is there—threatening Rachel's allies, causing city-wide chaos, and, to add insult to injury, even forcing Rachel out of her current quarters. Ever since Rachel found a way to save the souls of vampires, the old undead's longtime ascendancy has been broken. Now Constance sees eliminating Rachel as the key to consolidating her own power.

Rachel has no desire to be enthralled or killed—and she's terrified of what may become of the city if Constance forces a return to the ancient ways. But even a witch-born demon can't stand against the old undead—at least, not alone. And if Rachel refuses to claim the role of Cincinnati's master demon, the city will tear itself apart, taking her and all those who stand beside her with it.

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Million Dollar Demon by Kim Harrison

Book 15
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Erica☆☆☆☆☆
Million Dollar Demon is the 15th installment in the Hollows series. No, it most certainly cannot be read as a standalone, nor do I recommend reading out of series order.

Opening a Hollows novel is always a homecoming for me. Rachel and company feel like family, experiencing a warm and fuzzy vibe to visit them again, reading slowly as to harness that feeling.

When Harrison announced she was ending the series, I felt satisfied with the open-ending she provided. When she came back and announced we were getting more itchy witch action, I was ecstatic. Million Dollar Demon is the second installment since the "finale," the overall vibe exactly as its predecessors.

Our Cookie Maker is taking the littles on vacation to their elven family, Ellspeth always lurking about to keep the reader on our toes, never quite sure if Rachel and Trent are living their happily ever after as a couple. The constant threat of elven politics, the fact that Trent could have more babies with Ellspeth, and the worry that Rachel being his partner destroys his political position. Yummy angst, but Trent is nothing if not willing to stand up for himself and what he wants.

The previous installment set up the events in this one. Rachel is searching for a "home," learning what it means to be a demon while on the outs with Big Al, while dealing with the new master of Cincinnati. To be honest, I'm sad about the church because it was such a staple in the series, but all things must come to an end and change, right? Then there is Kist's boat. I'll never let Kist go – that pain just never ebbs for me.

There is more vampire action than usual, as that is a major plot point this go around, with the changing of the guard. Vampires are most certainly political animals with control issues, never missing a chance to use their pheromones as a seduction technique. Classic vampires, where even when dealing with the new head in charge, you must always be leery of their second, because they too might be posturing for the top position, wielding all those same vampire advantages against you.

Poor Rachel, but she has the help of her trusty friends. In this installment, the friends and allies take a step back, as they can sometimes be overpowering scene-stealers in the best possible way. Not much Ivy, which is understandable, but this allows Rachel to shine in the spotlight as she comes into her own. She does what she has to do, entertaining the reader as the pages fly by. All too soon the book is over, I had to say goodbye until the next installment. Forever making me hunger for another series reread.

 

 

Author Bio

KIM HARRISON is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Hollows series, including The Witch with No Name, The Undead Pool, and Ever After. She has published more than two dozen books—from young adult to speculative thriller—has written short fiction for various anthologies, and has scripted two original graphic novels set in the Hollows universe. She has also published traditional fantasy under the name Dawn Cook. Kim was born and raised in Michigan and is currently working on a new Hollows book between other projects.

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Real Trouble by Elle Keaton Blog Tour

Blog Tour. Elle Keaton’s Real Trouble.

Two men on opposite sides of the law: will they be able to set aside their differences and trust love?

Danylo Peters has issues, lots of them. He’s not on Piedras Island by accident, he’s not a nice guy, and Peters isn’t his real name. Dany’s in hiding, trying to escape his family’s influence and start a new life. But Dany must have been born under a bad sign because the very man he’s really running from is one of the first he runs into.

A new life in a new town seemed like the right decision for Soren Jorgensen, especially after a difficult case left him recovering from a gunshot wound and lonely as he'd ever been. Finding Dany living on Piedras brings back all the feelings he'd tried to lock away. He's angry and bitter and Dany is not going to continue to get away with his old tricks. Too bad Dany is just as compelling as he ever was.

The two men find themselves on opposite sides of Soren’s first case on Piedras, but neither is able to deny the attraction between them. They keep finding themselves in compromising situations; if they're found out there will be Real Trouble.

Real Trouble is set in the Veiled Intentions world, while familiar characters appear Real Trouble can be read as a standalone. Real Trouble is a dual POV following Soren Jorgensen and Danylo Peters as they fight their way to their HEA and is the first in the new West Coast Forensics series. These characters originally appeared in the Shielded Hearts series (formerly Accidental Roots).

 

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“I’m sorry. Let’s talk about something else. What’s your favorite?” He traced his index finger down Dany’s hoodie-covered back. He was taut, filled with potential energy. Soren wanted to harness that energy in a way that would benefit both of them. Maybe sex was the best way they had of talking right now. The words would come later. He prayed the pizza didn’t arrive earlier than expected.

Dany scowled at him over his shoulder. “My favorite what?”

“Your favorite Disney movie? Your favorite color? Your favorite food?”

“Do I have to answer all of those?”

Soren suppressed a grin. “No, don’t answer any of them if you don’t want to.” He traced another line down Dany’s back. Dany shivered and rolled his shoulders, and they settled a little lower.

“I guess I liked Lion King.”

“Oh yeah? What’s that about?”

Soren did kind of know Lion King, but he wanted to hear what Dany would say about it.

“Jealous uncle wants to be king, kills his brother, takes the throne. You know, Mafia family drama, only with lions.”

“So you’re saying it hits a bit close to home?”

“Asshole.” Dany lifted one shoulder. “Maybe.”

 

 

Reviews


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Veronica☆☆☆☆
It was great to be back on Piedras Island. Fans of this author’s Accidental Roots series will recognise Soren and Dany. In Real Trouble, they meet up again and have a second chance they didn't expect.

This story mixes crime, danger, mystery, and romance, just what I love to read. On the crime side we have a murder, several deliberately lit fires, and missing jewellery. I had a few theories about what was going on, but I was wrong for the most part. I love being surprised by where a mystery goes.

While investigating one of the fires, Soren and Dany see each other and sparks fly, like they haven’t been apart for three years. This leads to romance and some very hot naked times. I love that Dany and Soren didn’t deny their attraction. While they might have had a few issues, that wasn’t one of them. They make a great couple.

Real Trouble was fast-paced, entertaining, and sexy, and it kept me engaged from start to finish. If you’re a fan of romantic suspense stories, I’d definitely recommend Real Trouble. It gets four stars from me.

 

 

Author Bio



ELLE KEATON writes contemporary gay romance and M/M romantic suspense set in the Pacific Northwest. Elle’s books are known for their hot m/m romance, complex characters, and unique sense of place. The men start out broken, and maybe they’re still banged up by the end, but they always find the other half of their hearts.

Elle published first in 2017, now she has over seventeen books available for you to read or listen to. She loves cats and dogs, Star Wars and Star Trek, pineapple on pizza, and is known to start crossword puzzles with a ballpoint pen.

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They keep finding themselves in compromising situations; if they're found out there will be Real Trouble.

 

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

The Queer Principles of Kit Webb by Cat Sebastian

Can these stolen hearts overcome the impediments in their path? The Queer Principles of Kit Webb by Cat Sebastian.

Critically acclaimed author Cat Sebastian makes her trade paperback debut in a stunning historical romance about a reluctantly reformed highwayman and the aristocrat who threatens to steal his heart.

Kit Webb has left his stand-and-deliver days behind him. But dreary days at his coffee shop have begun to make him pine for the heady rush of thievery. When a handsome yet arrogant aristocrat storms into his shop, Kit quickly realizes he may be unable to deny whatever this highborn man desires.

In order to save himself and a beloved friend, Percy, Lord Holland must go against every gentlemanly behavior he holds dear to gain what he needs most: a book that once belonged to his mother, a book his father never lets out of his sight and could be Percy’s savior. More comfortable in silk-filled ballrooms than coffee shops frequented by criminals, his attempts to hire the roughly hewn highwayman, formerly known as Gladhand Jack, proves equal parts frustrating and electrifying.

Kit refuses to participate in the robbery but agrees to teach Percy how to do the deed. Percy knows he has little choice but to submit and as the lessons in thievery begin, he discovers thievery isn’t the only crime he’s desperate to commit with Kit.

But when their careful plan goes dangerously wrong and shocking revelations threaten to tear them apart, can these stolen hearts overcome the impediments in their path?

Content notes: non-graphic violence, reference to past infant death, reference to character being imprisoned in the past.

 

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Erica☆☆☆☆
The Queer Principles of Kit Webb is a standalone. However, I would do just about anything to get a book from the blackmailer's perspective. Hint. Hint. Especially if it features a renegade dowager duchess, Marian. I mean, we need to know what actually happens to the dukedom, right?

Kit Webb is a retired highwayman, currently running a coffee house while nursing his permanently injured leg, surrounding himself with a wide array of intriguing characters, all of them mourning the passing of Rob. Kit and his band of merry men and women, their antics have been turned into heroic songs sang about stealing from the rich to benefit the poor.

Popinjay Lord Holland, aka Percy, he and his stepmother are dealing with a blackmailer who wishes to expose a life-changing secret about their father and husband, the duke. Refusing to pay the blackmailer, unhappy to be the next duke, Percy is more than happy to stick it to his evil father by hiring the infamous highwayman.

Kit and Percy are put into close proximity, sparks flying along with training fists. Amid the scent of coffee, scattered books, and the eyes of curious patrons, Kit and Percy get closer and closer together by planning a heist.

To be quite honest, the premise itself, the characters as well, all of it should have been a major hit for me. I loved it all with the exception of the pacing and redundant inner monologue that slowed the progress to a molasses crawl.

Told vs Shown.

What was fun and light, intriguing and exciting, suddenly was bogged down in a wordy regurgitation as Kit and Percy told the reader the same thing over and over again, as if trying to convince themselves. The novel slowed to a crawl, my interest waning, to the point where I fought the desire to skim.

Conflicted, I loved it all but the pacing, where if a good portion of the novel had been cut from the final product, it would have transformed this into an exciting page-turner. All of the characters, both the mains and the side characters, were a major hook, where I was invested in their lives, wishing to know more. Fingers crossed we may get more from this cast in the future.

 

 

Author Bio



CAT SEBASTIAN lives in a swampy part of the South with her husband, three kids, and two dogs. Before her kids were born, she practiced law and taught high school and college writing. When she isn't reading or writing, she's doing crossword puzzles, bird watching, and wondering where she put her coffee cup.

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Kit gasped, like an idiot, like someone who needed to have the mechanics of kissing and possibly the anatomy of mouths explained to him, maybe with charts.

 

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Memories of You by J. Kenner Blog Tour

The first order of business is simply to keep Abby alive… Memories of You. Available now.

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J. Kenner comes a new story in her Stark Security series…

Hollywood consultant Renly Cooper is fed up with relationships. His recent breakup with a leading lady played out across the tabloids, and the former Navy SEAL is more than ready to focus on his new position as an agent at the elite Stark Security agency. He’s expecting international stakes. Instead, his first assignment is to protect one of Damien Stark’s friends from a stalker. A woman who, to his delight, turns out to be one of his closest childhood friends.

After a foray into online dating puts tech genius Abby Jones in danger, she needs a bodyguard, and her business partner, Nikki Fairchild Stark, enlists help from Stark Security. When the assigned agent turns out to be her best friend from junior high—and her first crush—she’s thrilled to discover he’s even more delicious now. She hopes one sexy night can turn into more, but Renly is firmly in the friends-with-benefits camp.

As the threat to Abby increases, she tries to keep her growing feelings for Renly at bay. But as the sparks between them burn even hotter, can they go from friends to lovers when the first order of business is simply to keep Abby alive?

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

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Memories of You by J. Kenner

Book 5.5
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In the rearview mirror, I watch as he gets off the bike, then walks toward me across the lot. I get out and meet him at the rear of the car.

“I haven’t got a single quarter,” he says. “Do you?”

I laugh. “Not a one. But I do have a credit card.” I’m about to walk over to that side and start the system running, but he gets there first, sliding in his card and then grinning at me as the machinery starts rumbling.

This particular car wash has a hose on each side of the stall. I’ve always assumed that was so that you don’t have to drag a dirty hose over your newly cleaned half in order to wash the other side. Now I consider another purpose.

Renly apparently has the same thought, because I see the gleam in his eyes as he goes to the far side, then grabs the coiled hose, his hand poised on the nozzle.

“Don’t you even think about it,” I say, going for my own hose.

His eyes widen, all innocent and guileless. “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

I burst out laughing. Then, still laughing, I pull the trigger on my own hose and spray him, accidentally getting him full-on in the crotch.

“Seriously?” he says. “Sweetheart, you are so going to pay for that.”

“Phhbbt.” I dance away from the spray he aims at me. “I would have thought someone in the military would have a faster reaction time.”

He aims again, and this time manages to completely soak the T-shirt I’d worn to work this morning. “Hey!” I protest. “This is a genuine discount bin Old Navy T-shirt. How dare you defile it?”

“Well, it fits you very nicely,” he says, letting his eyes skim over me in what I know is an exaggerated leer.

I glance down, realizing that since I knew I was going to be the only one in the office today, I hadn’t bothered to wear a bra. That’s something I can usually get away with, but in a wet T-shirt, even my barely-B-cup breasts look pretty perky.

I roll my eyes. “Perv.”

“I apologize for nothing.”

 

 

"Renly, don't you get it? All I've ever wanted was you."

 

Reviews


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Avid Reader☆☆☆☆☆
M/F Romance
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Renly is ready for a change. He is also ready to not have his life splashed across the tabloids. After leaving the SEALs and needing something more than what Hollywood can offer, Renly joins the band of Stark Security brothers. He's content to have a low-key life for right now.

Abby is brilliant. She's strong, competent, and most of all, she's Renly's childhood friend and crush. When she starts getting strange phone calls at all hours of the day and senses that something just isn't quite right, her business partner insists that she has some protection. The last person she expects is her childhood friend.

As they catch up, explore their old feelings, and find a new happiness, an outside force sets out to destroy their newfound happiness. Can Renly stop the stalker in time?

This was a short, fun read that adds to Damien Stark's empire. I loved reading this and really enjoyed Abby and Renly's story.


Ruthie☆☆☆☆
This is a wonderful novella set in the Stark world that many of us love! The 1001 Dark Nights series is both a great way to have some insight into a new series – and if that is you, then you have a lot of Damien and Nikki goodness to catch up on – and a lovely treat for fans like me!

As we know, Nikki recently made Abby a partner in her business, but even if that had not happened, Stark Security would be taking any threats against her seriously. When heavy breathing becomes a possible attack on her car, new recruit Renly is dispatched. He knows that she is his childhood bestie, but uncertain of her reaction to him. He need not have worried, she has a big heart.

Hearts are definitely at risk as these two admit to their childhood interest in each other, and then have to decide how they could match up their divergent feelings about relationships. Avid fans will know that J. Kenner can turn a reluctance to commit on its head, and does it with great style here.

Fun read, and lovely to be back with the Stark clan.

 

 

"Baby I will promise you the world if you want it."

 

Author Bio



J. KENNER (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over one hundred novels, novellas, and short stories in a variety of genres.

Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and #1 internationally, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of wide variety of genres.

JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them.” A six time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s RITA award, JK took home a RITA trophy in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me, and again in 2017 for her novel, Wicked Dirty.

In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas. She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.


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For the first time in a long time, he felt as if he'd found a home. A purpose.

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Getting Friendly by Saxon James Blog Tour

Blog Tour. Saxon James’s Getting Friendly.

LEON

When I’m looking for a hook up, I want three things:
Big, thick, and rough.
So it doesn’t make sense that I can't get my new hire out of my head.

He's a tiny guy with big ideas... and he's my apprentice which means he's completely off limits.

But he’s already under my skin.

And for the first time with any guy, I don’t think I can hold my own against him.
Physically, yes. Emotionally, no.

Auggie makes me weak.

AUGGIE

Growing up, I always wanted to go into the family business and follow in Dad’s footsteps.

Until in my senior year of high school when he told me to find a new dream.
No one would let a small, clumsy guy like me on a construction site.
And after trying and failing for years, I was starting to believe him.

Then LJ Constructions calls me for an interview and when I meet Leon, he becomes my new dream.

He's hot as hell, self made, and instead of putting me down, he sees what I’ve always seen in myself.
But I’m not dumb enough to throw away this one chance, not even for him.

Not even if I really, really want to.

Getting Friendly is a low angst friends-to-lovers romance with spa dates, a size difference, and an adorably awkward MC.

All books in the Never Just Friends series are standalones. Series number refers to recommended reading order.

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Getting Friendly by Saxon James

Book 3
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Auggie flags down the bartender as I slide into the free stool and turn my attention to the man sitting next to me. He’s all big eyes and flushed cheeks, and when he turns his overeager attention back on me, I immediately soften toward him.

“You okay after today?” I find myself asking. I’d been prepared to ignore what happened, but I genuinely want to know.

His stare drops to the bar top. “Yeah, just one of those things, right?”

My bullshit sensors are in overload again. “Right.”

“Besides, plenty more fish in the sea…”

“I think that refers to dating.”

“Don’t see why it can’t apply here.”

Okay, he’s got me there. “True.”

When the drinks arrive, he nudges mine toward me and props his chin in his hand. “Did I stain your floor?”

“Nah. Nothing a little sanding won’t fix. Seriously, don’t worry about it.”

He watches me for a moment. “Since I’ll probably never see you again after tonight, can I tell you something?”

“Shoot.”

“I’m a total screwup,” he says on a sigh. “That’s why Dad won’t hire me and why I don’t have any references. The few places who have hired me haven’t kept me around for long, and none of them are anyone I want a potential employer talking to.”

“I kinda got the, ah, clumsy impression.”

“What could have given you that idea?” His tone is flat, even as he looks mortified. I can’t help it—I start to laugh. “Is that how all your interviews go?”

“Only the good ones.”

“Poor Auggie.”

For some reason, the disappointment on his face melts away. “I know, feel sorry for me.”

“Nah, something tells me you’ll be okay.”

“Well, you were literally my last hope, so I’ll have to be okay doing something else with my life.”

“Oh yeah, like what?”

“Maybe I’ll take up sculpting. And be a, umm, sculp… tist?”

“I think they’re called artists.”

“Are they?”

I snort. “I don’t know. But you should probably figure it out before you print business cards.”

“I guess it’s back to the drawing board.”

I sip my drink quietly for a moment. “What do you want in a job?”

“Something physical, or at least varied. My attention span is way too short for sitting at a desk all day. Preferably outdoors.”

“What about… fisherman?”

“Gross.”

“Sports coach?”

“As well as clumsy, I’m exceptionally uncoordinated. Next!”

“Umm… miner? Logger?”

“You’re terrible at this.”

“Remind me which of us has a job.” I keep my voice kind so I don’t bring him down again.

Auggie orders two shots, and I’m not about to turn down free Jäger. We both throw them back, and I watch Auggie cringe through his.

“It’s no use. At this point, I should cut my losses and go into porn.”

I choke on my drink because that’s the last thing I was expecting an innocent-looking guy like Auggie to say. His eyes are starting to look a bit glassy and unfocused though, so I guess the alcohol is talking. “There’s a market for everything, I suppose.”

“Hey!” He gives me a little nudge. “I’ll have you know I’m quite confident in what I have.”

And even if Auggie isn’t my type, I’m red-blooded enough to recognize he’s sexy as hell in a twink kinda way. “Send me your OnlyFans and I’ll show my support.”

“Why?” He leans a little closer and wets his pink bottom lip. “I could give you a free show tonight.”

 

 

I’m determined to impress him, and even if he’s the meanest boss in the world, I’ll make sure he has no choice but to love me. Umm, love my work. Obviously.

 

Reviews


Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team


Shannan☆☆☆
3.5 stars

Leon is just getting his name out there with his construction business. He's a workaholic and puts everything into his jobs. When he’s able to score a huge contract, he knows he's drowning and needs help. All of his friends see he's struggling and convince him to hire an apprentice. When he finds the perfect person with experience on paper, he isn't expecting the clumsy, adorable son of a rival construction company.

Auggie loves working with his hands except he’s a little clumsy and can't help when accidents happen. His dad basically told him he can't do the job he loves, so when Auggie found out Leon was looking for an apprentice, he jumped on the chance to work for him. Not only is he an amazing person, he is deliciously handsome. Can Auggie be what Leon needs? Can he do it without completely embarrassing himself?

I enjoyed the chemistry between Auggie and Leon, BUT it did take me a while to get there. Once I was finally invested, the story was cute. I did almost DNF (did not finish) more than once in the first few chapters. I was able to enjoy Auggie and Leon and the way they chose each other regardless what anyone said.


Angie☆☆☆
The blurb for this book had me really excited to read this book. Unfortunately, it took me awhile to finish this book. I kept putting it down and coming back to it, hoping it was just me and I was in a mood or something. Honestly, I loved Auggie, even with all his awkwardness and un-coordination. Leon, on the other hand, came off as kind of a douche to me. He made zero effort in pursuing Auggie, even though me as a reader knew he wanted him. It got old real fast for me. Auggie was so honest and forthright that I just wanted to grab him and hug him. Overall, the story was good, I just didn't like Leon.

 

 

Author Bio


Saxon James, Male, Male Author

SAXON JAMES is an author from Australia who's obsessed with writing queer characters. She has a range of books from YA to adult and they all have one thing in common: swoony, sweet love.

When not writing, Saxon exists on a diet of coffee and chocolate while putting her KU subscription to the test.


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I let people know up-front I’m a cuddler. If they’re not into that, they’re not getting into me.

 

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The Wicked Aftermath by Melissa Foster Release Blitz

A woman’s grief, a man’s will to survive, and the little girls that bring them together. The Wicked Aftermath by Melissa Foster. Now available!

When the person you blame for your grief is the only one who can save you from the pain...

Tank Wicked lost his sister and has since vowed to save everyone else in his path. He lives by the creed of the Dark Knights motorcycle club, sworn to protect and respect his community. He selflessly saves lives as a volunteer firefighter and treats the men and women who work for him at his tattoo shop like family. But life isn’t a balance scale where good deeds negate bad things to come, and one foggy night life guts Tank once again. When a car careens over the side of a bridge and into a river, Tank springs into action, plunging into the water to rescue the passengers. Four people go into the river, but only three come out alive.

Leah Yates is just trying to make it through each day. When the man she blames for her grief becomes the only one who can pull her from the depths of despair, she discovers that even hope comes at a price. Maybe this time she won't have to face it alone.

The Wicked Aftermath is an emotionally gripping story of love, loss, and hope, with a rich and entrancing happily ever after.
All Wicked novels may be enjoyed as standalone romances.

~ About The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside ~

Set on the sandy shores of Cape Cod, the Wickeds feature fiercely protective heroes, strong heroines, and unbreakable family bonds. If you think bikers are all the same, you haven't met the Dark Knights. The Dark Knights are a motorcycle club, not a gang. Their members stick together like family and will stop at nothing to keep their communities safe. Some of the Wickeds’ love stories will be hilariously fun and deeply emotional, others will tear at your heartstrings and include injections of humor, but they will all leave you wishing you could climb between the pages and join them!

Don’t miss our reviews of the rest of The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside series!
For book one, A Little Bit Wicked, click HERE.

 

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The Wicked Aftermath by Melissa Foster

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“I’m going to make you feel so good, you’ll never want to leave this bed.” He brushed his lips over hers. “That’s a promise.” Wickeds always keep their promises.

 

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team


Mary☆☆☆☆☆
I am a huge Melissa Foster fan and every book I read from her is better than the last. This one is filled with all the feels you want to make the story stick with you long after you finish it.

Benson "Tank" Wicked is the perfect alpha male, he is strong, protective, and heartbroken. Leah Yates is the woman he watches at his family's bar & restaurant. He wants to get to know her, but she seems to run from him. When something terrible happens, Tank is the one to help and is the shoulder she needs to lean on. Can they learn to trust each other and heal together?

This story is an emotional rollercoaster ride that is filled with all the emotions that will have you laughing one minute and crying the next. Tank, Leah, and her two little girls are the perfect family, and you will love them and their story. I highly recommend this story – and bring Kleenex, and lots of them.


Ruthie☆☆☆☆☆
This is the second book in this particular series, but as any Foster fan will know, there are links and connections between all the books – and they are all the richer for it!

I don't know if it was just my general mood at the time, but I read this cover to cover in a day, and spent a lot of it with a tissue at my eyes or blowing my nose – I really did catch all the feels from this one. No bad thing but if you are of a teary disposition, then I would suggest a private place to read and a large box of tissues.

This is the most beautiful love story, but it starts with a heartbreaking incident, which inevitably affects the leads throughout the book.

Leah is such a selfless person, having put her life on hold and cared for her family without ever seeming to question that duty. Circumstances mean that she ends up working for the Wicked family, and her life is forever altered for the better thanks to their love and care. She meets her match in Tank, and it is really adorable watching them fall for each other – and the love that he bestows upon her girls.

I loved that she is honest with him and others very readily about the parentage of the girls, yet she is in every way their mum. The girls are such a bright light in a situation fraught with sadness.

A very emotional and romantic story, thank you as always, Melissa Foster.

 

 

“Don’t fool yourself, Darlin’.” He flashed a wolfish grin. “I’ve got lots of dark fantasies, and you star in every one of them.”

 

Author Bio



MELISSA FOSTER is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.

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“Thank you.”     “For what?”     She was quiet for the longest time before saying, “For being you.”


Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of The Wicked Aftermath (The Wickeds: Dark Knights at Bayside #2) by Melissa Foster to read and review for this tour.