Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Release Blitz for the Stalker Duology by Clarissa Wild @givemebooksblog @WildClarissa

Title: Stalker Duology
Author: Clarissa Wild
Genre: Dark Romance
 Release Date: November 2, 2015


NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Clarissa Wild brings you STALKER DUOLOGY, the complete boxed set containing both Killer & Stalker.

~ Killer

Some secrets are meant to stay hidden …
Secrets could kill you. My husband is the prime example.
I’m a trophy wife. Someone’s prized possession, just there to be pretty. My dreams were pushed aside for his. Until one fateful night, one chance encounter, all his dirty secrets were exposed.
And then my supposed husband is killed.
I should be sad, but all I feel is anger. My husband is a lying, cheating bastard. And if that isn’t bad enough, I’m now the prime suspect for his murder.
Only his brother believes I'm innocent, and in his support, I find relief. However, I will find the real killer and bring him to justice ... before he tries to end my life too.

~ Stalker

Fuck me once, I'll fuck you twice … then I'll bury you.
No prison can keep me from seeking revenge. Especially when it comes to her.
She, the woman who put me in jail.
I swore that I’d come for her, to claim what belongs to me: Her life.
I’m not a good man. On the contrary, I love to be bad. It’s in my veins. Just like it’s in my veins to ruin her.
She’s an actress, pretending to be a saint, but we both know that isn’t true. One way or another, she’ll pay for what she did.
I will hunt for her. Make her fear me. Make her body mine.
Bad deeds never go unpunished … And I always go out with a bang.

WARNING: Contains graphic violence, alcohol, drugs & other disturbing content some readers may find offensive.

No Cliffhanger. Complete at 118000 words.

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~ Killer

Arc received in exchange for an honest review

I love Clarissa's books so when the chance came up to review this I jumped at it.

What we have here a a seriously dark prequel read, there are twists and turns, seriously hot sexy scenes.

Vanessa seems to be stuck in a loveless marriage and she stays to provide an image and standing for herself. But is she all that she seems, is she the innocent one in all of this?

Phoenix is a seriously dark alpha male and has no conscience, he does a job and does it well.

It was a quick read but this is only the prequel and it leaves you with questions that you really want answering.

The way Clarissa writes makes you want more and more, you will start a book and not put it down until you have finished.

I cannot wait for the next book.

~ Stalker

After reading the prequel to this, I was excited to read this book and Clarissa has not disappointed yet again....

This is one hell of a dark and twisted read, there are so many twists and turns, you will never know where you are going and you will always be guessing wrong.

Phoenix is a killer, a man you don't want to involve yourself in, or cross as he will come after you with vengeance in mind. For some reason though he is one of those characters that you love to hate. You have to think there must be a reason for him to be the way he is, and we find out all the reasons that he is in this book. It is not what you think, I was surprised.

Vanessa is a person that in the beginning, you will think is a victim in all of this, but she is just as dark and twisted as Phoenix.

I loved reading this book, you have everything you want in a read, dark, twisted, hot scenes, mysteries unravelled.

Clarissa has a way with her writing that just pulls you in from page one, and it is a book that you don't want to put down until you have finished. It is better though if you read the prequel first as then you will have more an understanding of what is going on.

*****Reviewed on behalf of Obsessed by Books **********

~ Killer

"Hard times call for desperate measures.
And we're both in desperate need of consolation. In whatever way necessary."

Vanessa finds herself as the prime suspect in the murder of her husband. One night at a party for the rich and famous ends her tempestuous marriage with a man she has grown to hate but to the world she has perfected a Stepford wife image. His murder does not quite go to plan and the resulting complications begin a cat and mouse game between Vanessa, the innocent tool in the murder and Phoenix the hired killer....

Everything is not what seems and with each chapter I grew more and more shocked. Who is pulling the strings and what are these people capable of? The civilised masks they hide behind cover their blackened souls, their rot disguised by a thin veneer of beauty and innocence. Who is Phoenix? Why? And Vanessa....I think she may be related to Eve, she's so full of sin and tempting she give the devil himself a run for his money!

I completed this short read and was left chasing the next hit...I felt like I was part of the car wreck! Loved it. The writing style is frenetic just like the plot, gripping and twisted it's the perfect dark romance. They love to hate one another and their secrets are going to be very very juicy!

A five star wtf read!

~ Stalker

~*~ Obsessed by Books copy given in exchange for an honest review ~*~

"I want to fuck her.
I want to break her.
I want to throw her into the abyss.
Taste her...kill her...put her down where she belongs."

Stalker picks up where Killer ended...Phoenix is in prison plotting his revenge against the woman who has ensnared him in her web of deceit. Planning to own her and destroy her but unsure in which order Phoenix has become a haunted man. Unable to focus on anything other than his need to have her at his mercy he executes his escape and hunts his prey down...

Vanessa has had four years in her self made misery. One husband dead she quickly replaced him with the brother and became a successful starlet. Not everything is rosy behind closed doors though and she seems caught in a time warp just with the other brother. Serving her time in purgatory in a loveless relationship she despairs of her life. Until Phoenix returns, reducing her to nothing more than a a plaything, a pet. Trapped in her own home Phoenix has carefully planned their time together with no distractions. His plan to expose her for the rotten liar she is unearths more than he was expecting.

Told in dual pov with scenes from their past we gain an insight into two very cold and manipulative minds. One is honed by his childhood of abuse, passed from one home to another having learned at the hands of others how to harness his anger to defeat his opponents. The other has been finely perfected by her parents to become the master of manipulation, to switch off her feelings and use others to gain power and respect. Together they were doomed from the start but the heart wants what the heart wants bugger to the consequences. The price they pay unfolds in this gripping story of puppet and master but who is who?

"For his love, I could die.
For my love, he would kill.
We're bad, in the worst kind of way, but sometimes you need a little bad in your life...So bad, you realise life isn't worth living without someone to be evil with."

A modern day Romeo and Juliet kinda, maybe more Bonnie and Clyde. Fate keeps ensuring their paths intertwine. Meeting in the playground, growing up together only to cross paths once again. They both have dark natures and know how to survive. Vanessa...I really didn't like her. I thought she deserve every punishment and every humiliating deed. I had hoped she would redeem herself yet even when the pieces all slotted together I still loathed her. As for Phoenix he stole a piece of my heart as I imagined the lost and lonely boy he once was and how he was willing to do anything for the only person who showed him any kindness. Love is the greatest weapon of all and I think Vanessa knew that all along!

A four star is this really the end read?!?


“Are you going to be a good girl?”


“Do you still think I’m nice?”

She swallows and thinks about her answer for a second. “Only when you want to be.”

“Exactly. And you don’t get to decide anything. You don’t get to manipulate me. I won’t allow it, so don’t try it ever again.” I grip her ass so tight that she squirms and my fingers mark her skin red.

Her face glows as I lean in to take a whiff of her scent. Her face is much cleaner than before, and all the make-up has rinsed off. She looks pure … less tainted than hours before. Every passing second her shifting behavior affects me. Changes me. It forces me to look at her in more ways than just the one consumed by hatred.

With the water cascading down her beautiful body, puckered nipples, and pink lips, I get the sudden urge to take what belongs to me.

So, I do. I kiss her, pressing my lips softly onto hers, marking her as mine. She doesn’t fight, doesn’t even flinch as I kiss her gently, my tongue dipping out to lick her sweet, icy-cold lips. I let my tongue roam free across her mouth and push inside, forcing her to open up and let me in. She doesn’t resist; instead, her tongue finds mine, and her lips cling to me. The cold doesn’t suppress the warmth flowing to my cock, which grows thicker every second. All I can think of is kissing her, fucking her every fucking second of the day …, and then ruining her for life.

I step into the shower with her, increasing the temperature further until it’s warm enough to heat up her body. She’s still shivering, as I press her firmly into my warm body. She makes herself small to fit between my arms, as if I’m a radiator she’s cuddling up to. How cute. I just want to fuck her with my tongue.

Her taste is exhilarating, and I can’t fucking get enough of tasting her, her mouth latching onto mine with equal wantonness. Her body is quickly regaining its normal temperature, and her natural flush reappears on her face, although I’m not exactly sure if that’s because of the shower or because I’m grabbing her ass and pushing her body against mine.

The urge to turn her around and bend her over gets bigger and bigger as she pants into my mouth, desperate for air … desperate for more kisses. I let my hands roam free over her body, cupping her tit and giving it a nice squeeze. My mouth silences her first moan, as I taste her willingness to finally submit. And, oh … how I will make her submit.

Author Bio

Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, best known for the dark Romance novel Mr. X. Her novels include the Fierce Series, the Delirious Series, and Stalker. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful Series, The Billionaire's Bet series, and the Enflamed Series. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.

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Release Blitz for Devil Smoke by Max Henry. @givemebooksblog @MaxHenryAuthor

Title: Devil Smoke
Series: Butcher Boys #5
Author: Max Henry
Genre: Suspense/Contemporary
 Release Date: November 3, 2015


“Value the people who sacrifice their something for you ... because maybe that something was their everything.”

- Unknown

The brief was simple—infiltrate our rival’s crew and steal the info we needed. Easy, right? I thought so, too, until I met Ryan. A woman with the ability to change my view on everything: who I was, who I am now, and what I want to be remembered for when the reaper comes to collect.

I’m a killer, a scapegoat for hire—the man who’ll take the fall for your immoral operation if you offer me the right price. I’ve made enemies along the way, and I’m forever watching my back. In a world as corrupt as mine, love and relationships remain an unobtainable target. So I act the fool, parade as the playboy, but all I really want is to belong to somebody.

She made me think it could be her, that a woman so haunted by her past might actually need a man like me—somebody who can kill with his bare hands, a man who would sacrifice it all to see those he loved kept safe.

That was, until she turned the table and risked it all to help me.

When best-laid plans fall apart, and we’re both put to the test, will love or loyalty prevail?

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*~ Obsessed by Books copy given in exchange for an honest review ~*~

"sometimes, all it takes is the comfort of a kindred soul for you to be able to dance in the dark, hand in hand with the monsters that have hidden under your bed since that day you first failed and weren't enough."

Chills...just the prologue spread goose bumps along my flesh and had me chewing my bottom lip. Devil Smoke, the fifth in this series, quite literally is the most amazing one yet. The prologue sets the tone and it captures the epitome of our biggest flaw - our fear of never being good enough. Striking a chord within the reader that everyone can empathise with and understand the nature of that beast.

Bronx is a Butchers Boy and it's his time to shine. Going under cover to loosen Eddie's stranglehold on the drug market and repay his debts owed is Bronx enough to get the job done? Acting like he needs to score he goes into the dragons den willing snorting the good stuff, believing he can handle it. Ty is worried that Bronx will succumb to chasing the dragon as he knows only too well how difficult it is to say no. Can Bronx work his way under Eddie's radar and find the information he needs to dismantle the rivals operation from within? Going solo makes his future hit home and Bronx realises he wants more from life than pain...he wants her.

Ryan is the welcoming face of Eddie's organisation. The trophy girlfriend of the muscle and the brains behind the paperwork she is instrumental to the running of business even if she doesn't realise her own worth. Sacrificing her freedom for the protection of the biggest she knows she lives in a white supremacist household faking her feelings and biding her time. Having lost her parents at a young age she has fought to discover the truth of that night and why her Uncle Harris was responsible. Eddie is the one holding all the cards and having spent do long needing the truth Ryan is willing to go to any lengths. Until him. 

Meeting at a party used to trade drugs and meet new buyers Bronx and Ryan risk it all as their heated glances do not go unnoticed. Warring between their mission and their attraction for one another, together are they enough to win the fight? So much is at stake but sometimes the truth is easier to find if you ask for a little help. Who is Ryan and what really happened all those years ago? Has Bronx messed up one last time?

This seriously is one of the best reads of the year for me. The plot and characters are scintillating, totally worthy of their own film or mini series. I cannot express how quickly I was lost in this world of men with big hearts, fierce loyalty and sense of brotherhood. The lines may be blurred but they love hard are not afraid to fight to protect what's theirs. Blown away!

A five star it's more than enough read.

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Max is the author of the suspense filled, and highly emotive Butcher Boys series. She writes uniquely dark romance, featuring damaged alphas and the women who help them achieve balance in their lives.

Originally born and bred in Canterbury, New Zealand, Max now resides with her family in beautiful and sunny Queensland, Australia. Life with two young children can be hectic at times, and although she may not write as often as she would like, Max wouldn't change a thing.

In her down time, Max can be found at her local gym, brain-storming through a session with the weights. Or, she may be out bumping, and jostling her way along a dirt track with the family in hubby's 4WD.

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It's In His Touch
by Shelly Alexander
Series: Red River Valley, #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 3, 2015

There’s nothing that Angelique Barbetta can’t handle, no illness she can’t recover from, not one item on her outrageous bucket list that she can’t conquer—not even alligator wrestling! But after discovering her fiancĂ© in a less-than-professional position with their perky assistant, even tough-as-nails Angelique needs a break. Her law firm sends her to Red River to work on a case that should be a piece of cake. Until she meets her sexy neighbor Blake Holloway…one of the proprietors who will lose everything if Angelique wins.

On opposite sides of a hostile legal battle—with a pair of Angelique’s silk undies ending up in Blake’s hands—undeniable chemistry swirls between them. As Blake shows Angelique just what Red River has to offer, her heart begins to melt for the people whose businesses make up the soul of the town. Can she put aside her feelings to win the case? Or will he convince her there’s much more at stake than winning—like love?

“Drop the panties, or the octopus gets it.” Angelique Barbetta held out the plush doggy toy, a bottle of bitter anti-chew spray pointed at its overstuffed head. She used the predatory tone usually reserved for courtroom opponents as she glared at her four-legged adversary.
A soft breeze whispered through the trees, wrestling autumn- hued foliage to the ground. The draft of cool air caught the silky neckline of her robe and sent a chill racing through her. Late afternoon sunlight filtered through the shedding branches, and a silhouette of the snow-capped Sangre de Cristo Mountains glittered in the background. Her long black hair was up in hot rollers, and a sudden gust pulled a thick tendril loose. She blew it out of her eyes, refusing to lose a staring match to a dog.
The ten-pound weenie dog’s posture tensed, his tail wagged a fraction, and his jaw clamped tighter around the black thong pant- ies he’d snatched from her suitcase while she was unpacking. Hence, the reason she’d scurried outside half-dressed and sporting curlers so big they could pick up a radio frequency from three states away. Why’d she bring skimpy panties on an extended vacay to Red River—population 475? Pfst. Insulated long johns would’ve been a more practical choice.
She shivered against another nippy gust of autumn breeze.
It wasn’t like she’d ever wear the string bikinis currently lodged between her dog’s teeth. They’d been part of the risqué honeymoon trousseau given to her by her best friend, Kimberly, and the horde of female Barbettas. Of course, that was before she caught her fiancé, Gabriel, cheating. While Angelique was recovering from a serious illness.
Come to think of it, she should let the dog have them. Let Sergeant Schnitzel chew up the underwear and every last memory of what she thought she had with Gabriel.
Just like she’d accidentally let the dog chew up Gabriel’s Armani jacket. And his Tumi briefcase. And the crack in his brand-new fifty- five-inch widescreen—a testament to his insecurity and belief that size really did matter—may or may not have been an accident. Golf clubs sometimes slipped out of one’s hands mid-swing. It happened.
Sergeant Schnitzel whined, his tail wagging at lightning speed. “Come on, Sarge. Drop ’em. Please.” Jeez, she was pathetic. Had she really been reduced to begging a dog?
Okay, admittedly, destroying Gabriel’s personal property had been a vindictive reaction, but her momentary lapse in emotional restraint was understandable. While she was in the process of moving out of their rented condo, Gabriel announced his shotgun wedding to her legal assistant, whom he’d knocked up. Now with the wedding just a few weeks away, he actually expected Angelique to attend along with the rest of their law firm because cohesion would look good for the junior partnership he’d just landed. So much cruelty at once probably would’ve pushed Mother Teresa over the edge. That was Angelique’s story, anyway, and she was sticking to it, because Gabriel deserved it times ten.
She drew in a tremulous breath, the familiar sting of loss pinging off the walls of her stomach like a pinball.
Now instead of standing toe-to-toe with a skilled criminal prosecutor, she was throwing down with a weenie dog. Definitely pathetic. She glared at him.
The cocktail-sized wiener growled, enticing her to give chase.
“Sergeant Schnitzel, don’t you dare run off again,” she warned, eyeballing him with her best menacing look. That stare wilted even the most seasoned district attorneys and brought witnesses to tears on the stand. Unfortunately, it didn’t intimidate this little pilferer of women’s underpants.

Book 1: It's In His Heart

Award winning author, Shelly Alexander grew up traveling the world, earned a BBA in Marketing, and landed a corporate job in Dallas, TX before marriage lured her to the beautiful Southwest. After growing up with four older brothers and having three sons of her own, she decided to escape her male-dominated world for some ‘girl time’ by reading romance novels. While reading in the New Mexico sunshine, she began to dream up love stories she’d like to write herself some day.

The years passed with her helping to run the family business, volunteering for every field trip and school function imaginable, and incalculable loads of dirty laundry generated by her three active boys. When she survived invasive breast cancer, she decided it was now or never and bought her first laptop so she could start writing down her stories.

Now she spends her days writing steamy romances while tending to two miniature schnauzers and a pet boa constrictor named Zeus. Her stories feature strong, independent heroines, hot heroes, and hefty doses of humor.

She still attends her three teenage boy’s sports events, school functions, and music performances, but they have learned to do their own laundry, providing her with more time to devote to writing.