Katiebird reviews Black Hearts by Karina Halle

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Black Hearts (Sins Duet, #1) by Karina Halle

For Vicente Bernal, truth is all he’s known. The son of an infamous drug lord, Vicente was born to help run the family business, which means he’s been raised on a throne of sordid pasts and dirty laundry, violence and pride. But when Vicente stumbles across someone he’s not supposed to know about – a woman from his father’s checkered past – he sets out to California to find her behind his father’s back.

What Vicente doesn’t expect to find in San Francisco is Violet McQueen, the woman’s twenty-year old daughter. Beautiful and edgy with a vulnerability he can’t resist, Violet tempts Vicente from afar and though he promised himself he’d stay away from her, curiosity and lust are powerful forces. Besides, Vicente has always gotten everything he wants – why shouldn’t he have Violet too?

Soon his wants turn into an obsession, one that sweeps Violet into his games as they fall madly, deeply in love with each other, the type of first love that can drive a person mad.

But it’s a love with tragic consequences.

Both the truth – and the lies – not only threaten to tear them apart, but threaten their very lives.

Someone has to pay for the sins of the fathers.

And they’ll be paying the price with their souls.

I was worried that because I haven’t read Sins & Needles, before starting this new series, that I wouldn’t be able to follow the characters or the storyline, but I was wrong. Vincent and Violet are perfect all on their own. It’s kind of like a kinky, sexy Romeo and Juliet.

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Illustrated Temptations: Release Week Spotlight!

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What a week! Help me count 7 days backward and I’m talking about that week.lol I’m just super excited beacuse there has been so many amazing book releases in the past few days.

Here are my favorites!

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Review and Excerpt: Almost Innocent by Carina Adams

 

New Dark Romance by Carina Adams!

Almost Innocent is NOW LIVE!

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synopsis

Callaghan. A name synonymous with power and fear. A family of untouchable criminals.

As a teenager, Gabriella Forte had no intention of getting to know the town’s most dangerous brothers. Once Dustin set his sights on her, she was trapped. There was only one way out of her personal hell.

Declan was determined to break away from his family’s shadow. Until he fell in love with the one woman he couldn’t have. She changed everything.

Life isn’t always kind. Love can hurt. Sometimes you need to sacrifice yourself to protect the people you care about.

It’s been twelve years since Declan did the unthinkable and went to prison. He promised to stay away from Gabby and his nephew. That’s one vow he can’t keep.

Things aren’t always what they seem. Facts are only as credible as the person stating them. The truth doesn’t always set you free.

Warning: This is a dark romance. If domestic violence bothers you, if you can’t read violence in literature, or you are looking for a light and fluffy read, this book is not for you.

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Teaser Tuesdays with Gel 05/24/16

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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Illustrated Temptations: The Revenger by Debra Anastasia

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WOW. And yet again, Debra Anastasia WOWed me. First of all, happy release week to this wickedly wonderful lady! The Revenger is live and up for grabs! I just gotta warn you tho… this book is no dark romance! It’s a trap! Not sure what genre it should fall into, but it’s kind of a mind-fucking twisting-beautifully-sick-badass-fantasy-unsettling in a good way-kind of read! I really don’t know what I’m talking about. Like, I have no words or correct phrase to describe it. Whew! I devoured it in a day. I couldn’t wait until I got to know all the details, and so I had a one night stand with this book! I FLOVEd it!!! And the ending is awesome for me, others might wish for a different one but they are no Debra Anastasia. So yeah! Amazing job Deb! 😉

Check out these teasers…

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Exclusive! Sneak Peek from The Revenger by Debra Anastasia

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Here is something new from Debra Anastasia… On Feb 22nd get ready to meet her new characters from The Revenger. I have no idea what it is about aside from the thought that it’s dark and it’s scary…but here’s a sneak peek. 🙂

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Teaser Tuesday with Gel (12/22)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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