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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Teaser Tuesdays with Gel 05/31/16

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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!

My teaser:

Vintage open book with dried rose

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SEX and the STRANGER 2 

A Mischief Erotica Collection

by Senta Holland (Goodreads Author), Justine Elyot, Rose de Fer (Goodreads Author), Ludivine Bonneur, Kathleen Tudor (Goodreads Author), Tabitha Rayne (Goodreads Author), Heather Towne, Giselle Renarde (Goodreads Author) , Olivia London

It’s a collection of short beautiful stories.

Check it out!

Laters,

x gel

New Release! Beg Me by Jennifer Probst with Giveaway!

 

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Today we are celebrating the release of BEG ME, the 4th novella in the Steele Brothers series. This is an adult erotic romance series, and each novella from the series is now available! Check out the links below for each book, and a giveaway for some signed books from Jennifer Probst!

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New Release! Dare Me by Jennifer Probst with Giveaway

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Today we are celebrating the release of DARE ME, the 3rd novella in the Steele Brothers series. This is an adult erotic romance series, and a new book from this series will be releasing each week. Check out the links below for each book, and a giveaway for some signed books from Jennifer Probst!

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New Release! Play Me by Jennifer Probst with Giveaway!

 

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Today we are helping to celebrate the release of PLAY ME, the 2nd novella in the Steele Brothers series. This is an adult erotic romance series, and a new book from this series will be releasing each week. Check out the links below for each book, and a giveaway for some signed books from Jennifer Probst!

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Recommended Reads: Madame X by Jasinda Wilder

My name is Madame X.
I’m the best at what I do.
And you’d do well to follow my rules…

 
Hired to transform the uncultured, inept sons of the wealthy and powerful into decisive, confident men, Madame X is a master of the art of control. With a single glance she can cut you down to nothing, or make you feel like a king.

But there is only one man who can claim her body—and her soul.

Undone time and again by his exquisite dominance, X craves and fears his desire in equal measure. And while she longs for a different path, X has never known anything or anyone else—until now…

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Illustrated Temptations: Aphrodite’s Fire by S. J. Warner

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I really enjoyed my last week’s read and I’m like slapping myself for not reading it sooner.lol S. J. Warner‘s debut novel-Aphrodite’s Fire is an evocative, sexy, hot, romantic thriller. I knew from the start that I would enjoy it the same way I enjoyed her poetry writing.

Check out my pREVIEW…

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Tamie Reviews: The Raven by Sylvain Reynard

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Gabriel Series comes a dark, sensual tale of romance in a city shrouded in mystery…

Raven Wood spends her days at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery restoring fine works of Renaissance art. But an innocent walk home after an evening with friends changes her life forever. When she intervenes in the senseless beating of a homeless man, his attackers turn on her, dragging her into an alley. Raven is only semi-conscious when their assault is interrupted by a cacophony of growls followed by her attacker’s screams. Mercifully, she blacks out, but not before catching a glimpse of a shadowy figure who whispers to her…

Cassita vulneratus.

When Raven awakes, she is inexplicably changed. She returns to the Uffizi, but no one recognizes her and more disturbingly, she discovers that she’s been absent an entire week. With no recollection of the events leading up to her disappearance, Raven also learns that her absence coincides with one of the largest robberies in Uffizi history – the theft of a set of priceless Botticelli illustrations. When the baffled police force identifies her as its prime suspect, Raven is desperate to clear her name. She seeks out one of Florence’s wealthiest and elusive men in an attempt to uncover the truth about her disappearance. Their encounter leads Raven to a dark underworld whose inhabitants kill to keep their secrets…

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Sinful Sundays…

I like to change things up from time to time, so I’ve decided to add another feature for Sundays that will run when I’m particularly inspired by lines in whatever book I’m reading, or have read in the past. Since I’m calling it Sinful Sundays I’m thinking you get what kind of lines I’m talking about 😉

They won’t all be graphic…some will be tame, and some will be humorous as well…

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