Shadow’s Embrace by Auki Lemons

Azuki Lemons - Shadow's Embrace, Demons and Angels Cover sjd87Title: Shadow’s Embrace

Series: Theo Salazar 01

Author: Azuki Lemons

Genre: Yaoi, Paranormal, Dark Romance

Length: Novel (242pgs)

Publisher: Azuki Lemons (May 31, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3.75 Hearts

Blurb: New body. Four men. And a reputation so bad, even tabloids are tired of him.

Theo Salazar will never be the same again.

Shadowborn. Once known as a child embraced by the shadows themselves, he was the Dark Cult Clan’s greatest secret and their supreme sacrifice. He took them out from the face of the earth…before they came back to snatch him from the dead.

Theo went through his mental checklist:
Revived? Check. Mind-fucked? After jumping off roofs apparently. Men who wanted him dead again? Yep.

A man couldn’t even die in peace and now I have to cater to this arrogant CEO? That’s where I draw the line.

Oh. And kill a shit god.

Before he was put in the body of a scum actor named Theo Salazar, he was a mercenary – a laid-back freelancer who lived to die. It just so happened that he was also called Theo.

“Theo without a last name.” Cursed. Feared. A man covered in the ashes of a thousand enemies…and about to retire, umbrella drinks and all. That is, until he died and found himself on a hospital bed like part of some abandonment play. Gods.

He was supposed to be dead —
Only to wake up in another man’s body.

From runaway child vessel of shadow magic to the forever lovable bastard of a mercenary, he spent his whole life covered in blood. But just when he thought he could finally rest in peace…

Bang.

He died for a bet – thrown carelessly into a new life and new problems. “Good luck,” the voice said.

The threads of his life kept getting tangled, past life and present.

Haunted by dreams of an angel, Theo could only hear her pleas to save somebody she wouldn’t name. And then there were them. Four men who prowled his nightmares and sought to chain him to their very souls.

Strange Connections, Hollywood Hate.

Ever since he transmigrated to this new life, he found himself fighting more than he ever did on the battlefield.

Stuck in the body of an infamous “scum actor” known as Hollywood’s Creep, Theo had to survive not only god’s games, but also the actor’s enemies as well. Who also coincidentally shared the same first name as him. He was now…Theo Salazar the embarrassment of Hollywood.

Seriously. What exactly was he supposed to do over here?

Add fashion-crazed yakuza, fox-masked ninja with skills, and a lot of heavy dreams. To top it all off, the man who should have hated him the most? America’s Golden Child? Knew him in the most bizarre way.

Coincidence – or orchestrated by the gods? He wasn’t naive enough to believe in “fate”.

And why couldn’t a certain CEO just leave him alone? He’s not the only one.

Dealing with assassins under the moonlight was one thing.
Heated encounters with strange men was another.

“Demon king…” What? Said the guy sleeping at my front door.

“A company must make it’s full investment back.” Why won’t you let me rip up the contract?!

“You saved my life!” Then stop stalking me!

“If you ever need to talk…” Okay. Shit. Can’t say anything here. It’s like he stepped out of a painting.

…I’ve lost it, haven’t I?

Why didn’t he simply leave them alone…disappear…vanish into the shadows like he always did? What was it about them that made him stay as much as he wanted to leave?

Their twisted smiles loomed over me. “My angel.”

(Book 1 of 3: Theo Salazar Shadow God Trilogy)

*Contains swearing*

*includes sexy group scenes*

ISBN: B071JBLTS5

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I have to say this was one of the strangest yet entertaining books I’ve read so far. Theo is a complicated character at least it seemed to me he was. He has dark powers capable of killing men by the dozens. His own family wanted him dead so he dealt with them. But that’s not all assassination attempts are made repeatedly throughout.

Then there is the scene where he dies, which confused me greatly. How can you be killed by a dead man? I was lost at that scene. Afterwards Theo is thrust into countless dreamlike states where he sees individuals and gets glimpses of certain things. Then comes back to life in an actors body with the same name who everyone hates.

Whew it was a challenge grasping what was going on at times but what a wild ride it was. I loved the details and the imagery of the scenes. The things Theo does when put in a dangerous situation is mindblowing.

I enjoyed the story and looking forward to reading more about all the characters throughout.

Dark City by Sarah Kay Moll Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Sarah Kay Moll popping in today with her new release Dark City, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant $10 NineStar GC giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway!❤ ~Pixie~

Dark City

(The Syndicate 01)
by

Sarah Kay Moll

Jude has a tender heart. Yet he was born into a criminal empire and groomed from childhood to step into his father’s violent footsteps. To survive, he created a second personality. Ras is everything Jude isn’t—cruel, remorseless, and utterly without fear, as incapable of love as Jude is of malice.

But when Ras meets a ruthless socialite, he begins to feel a strange stirring of emotion, a brush of Jude’s passion against his own dark heart. Meanwhile, Jude finds himself with a knife in his hand, the evil in Ras’s soul bleeding into his own.

As the walls between them crumble, they could lose everything—their lovers, their family, and their hold on the dark city itself.

Coming together could break them…or make them whole.

Male/Female, Male/Male (Fade to Black sex scenes)

Warning: Depictions of prostitution, drug use, addiction, murder, torture, cutting, knife play, patricide, graphic violence, and gore. Mentions of childhood molestation and spousal abuse.

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Guns n’ Boys by K.A. Merikan Big Blog Tour, Fanfic & Giveaway!

Hi peeps! K.A. Merikan stops by today with her Guns n’ Boys series tour, we have some fantastic exclusive fanfic and a  great giveaway, so check out the series and leave a comment on this post then enter the rafflecopter giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

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K.A. Merikan

‘Guns n’ Boys’ is a twisted, dark erotic romance mixed with a crime thriller. It’s a long, turbulent journey of one couple deeply entrenched in the dealings of their mafia family. Behind the morbid humor and extreme violence hides the intense love affair of Domenico Acerbi, the mafia’s best hitman, and Seth Villani, the Don’s son.

Together, they have to deal with their blooming affection for each other, their family’s homophobia, their own prejudice, lust, jealousy, and violence. In true anti-hero fashion, they do so in most morally ambiguous ways.

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Bleeding Like Me by Riley Parks Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Bleeding Like Me

by

Riley Parks

Being gay in their neighborhood is perilous. Being gay in a street gang is unheard of. Being gay and in love with a man in a rival gang is a death wish. Through drug addiction, brutality, and seemingly endless peril, they remain; finding stability within each other that shouldn’t exist in their volatile world.

BEAUTIFUL CONTRADICTION

He didn’t paint people; the curves of their bodies and angles of their faces never interested him as much as cityscapes. The circumstances of his life had compelled him to create new worlds that he could get lost in rather than reflect the features of the people he ran from. He constructed buildings from their foundations, making them taller and stronger than he was. He adorned the edifices with countless windows, always left open or cracked so hope could pour in and fears could seep out. Tree lined streets reminded him how to breathe, pumping oxygen through the atmosphere, off the canvas, and into his lungs.

He didn’t paint people until the day he no longer desired the anonymity of his cities. The streets didn’t feel like his escape anymore, not like him. Cerulean skies gave way to pale blue eyes and bus routes to pink pouts. Evan didn’t paint people until he painted Jackson.

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Moro's Price by M. Crane Hana

M. Crane Hana - Moro's Price CoverTitle: Moro’s Price

Author: M. Crane Hana

Genre: Space Opera, Science Fiction, Fantasy

Length: Novel (367pgs)

ISBN: 978-1-947139-29-9

Publisher: NineStar Press (26th June 2017)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 ½ Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Crown Prince, techno-geek, and secret sadomasochist Valier has lusted for years after the gorgeous gladiator called “The Diamond.” Meeting the escaped slave on a rooftop, Valier discovers Moro Dalgleish wants suicide before his former masters can reclaim him.

Infected with a deadly symbiont, Valier proposes empty sex to satisfy his urges and grant Moro’s release from a horrible life. Neither man plans for Moro to survive, or how the morning after will shake three empires to their foundations.

Warning: Scenes of rape and torture, graphic violence

Purchase Link: https://ninestarpress.com/product/moros-price/  

Review: This is the 2nd edition which has been revised and re-edited.

Moro is a bonded gladiator and believes that he has two more years before he can be free again. But, he finds out the truth… he still belongs to his previous master, the man who destroyed his world and ruined his life. But, Moro won’t go back to that monster and plans his suicide. Valier is the crown prince of the Camalian Commonwealth and is fighting off assassins when Moro stumbles across him, Moro saves his life so Valier offers Moro a way out, one night of sex where he will be infected with the sentient symbiont endemic, which will either lead to Moro’s death or his complete freedom.

Whoop, okay boys and girls this is a little gem if you love your sci-fi with fantasy and some good old space opera, along with a good dose of abuse and angst. Moro is an abused slave or a ‘bonded gladiator’. He has no control over his life and is holding on to the promise of being released in two years… he is betrayed. He was only loaned out and now his previous owner wants him back, but Moro would rather die than be placed in those hands again. Valier is a crown prince who ends up rescuing Moro, after Moro saves his life and it takes them on a new journey of discovery as they are a perfect match for each other. And secrets from Moro’s past finally emerge which place them both in danger, as long forgotten beings return and make their presence felt.

There is a hell of a lot going on in this story, but every bit is very well-connected, there is in-depth plotting and planning that go back years. Lots of scheming from characters, some twists and turns and several species involved. The story moves smoothly along and you get dragged in as you work out who is against whom and who is plotting what. You try to figure out who is a good guy and who is a spy. There are scenes that are pretty grim and gruesome, scenes that are distressing and scenes that are really freaking hot.

Now, there is one full on sex scene of m/f ,but it is actually in a kind of dream bubble thingie when Moro meets Cama (symbiont) and I just put it down to a necessary evil. The sex between Moro and Valier is very hot and has a lot of mild bondage.  I am sure that if there is a next book then they would be into more of the hard-core stuff, but because of Moro’s long term suffering Valier goes very easy on him and gentles what he really wants. This is a very intriguing storyline as more characters become involved and more species turn up, the descriptions are really well done and the world building was fascinating and we learn more and more the further into the book we delve.

Now, seriously if you are into space-opera, science fiction, fantasy, hot men, damaged men, intriguing characters and species (that can suck up worlds), angst, danger, plotting and planning, with some really hot sex, then you need to read this book because it is a little gem. P.S. Fingers crossed for more from Moro and Valier.

Moro's Price by M. Crane Hana Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have M. Crane Hana popping in today with her new re-release Moro’s Price, we have a fantastic exclusive excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and my review, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! <3 ~Pixie~

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Moro’s Price

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M. Crane Hana

Crown Prince, techno-geek, and secret sadomasochist Valier has lusted for years after the gorgeous gladiator called “The Diamond.” Meeting the escaped slave on a rooftop, Valier discovers Moro Dalgleish wants suicide before his former masters can reclaim him.

Infected with a deadly symbiont, Valier proposes empty sex to satisfy his urges and grant Moro’s release from a horrible life. Neither man plans for Moro to survive, or how the morning after will shake three empires to their foundations.

Warning: Scenes of rape and torture, graphic violence

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Guns N' Boys: Bloodbath by K.A. Merikan Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys, we have K.A. Merikan stopping by today with their new release GUNS N’ BOYS: Bloodbath, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! <3 ~Pixie~

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Bloodbath

(Guns N’ Boys 06)
by

K.A. Merikan

“I don’t even know who I am anymore.”

“All you need to know is that you’re mine.”

Seth would follow Domenico to the depths of hell. He promised to always be at Domenico’s side. But hell becomes all too real when they infiltrate the world of Toro – a notoriously security-obsessed arms dealer, who has eyes and ears everywhere.

Seth becomes unable to steal even a moment of intimacy with Domenico, and the tension grinds them down each day. Beyond the deceptive paradise of Toro’s villa, violence is an everyday occurrence, and the swimming pool could just as well be filled with blood. To survive, Seth has to become the man Domenico needs him to be, but in the process, he might lose who he truly is.

With Seth trained up, and Mark as backup, victory is so close Domenico can taste it. They just need to prove themselves to Toro as valuable assets. With each day though, Seth seems to be drifting away from Domenico, hidden behind a mask of cruelty and indifference. It is exactly what Domenico asked of him, so why is it so difficult to see Seth become his mirror image?

POSSIBLE SPOILERS:

Themes: mafia, cartel, assassin, organized crime, homophobia, human trafficking, undercover, family ties

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Guns N Boys: Chokehold by K.A. Merikan Blog Tour, Teasers, Review & Giveaway!

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Chokehold

(Guns N’ Boys 05)
by

K.A. Merikan

The ugliest truths blossom into the prettiest lies. 

A year into the relationship with Domenico, Seth still wants him as desperately as ever. Nothing is better than being intoxicated with lust for his deadly man and feeling his steady hands all over. 

No matter the misunderstandings, the fights… The crash. The burn. 

Crossing the Mexican border has been a goal for Seth and Domenico for a few months, but the trip couldn’t have ended in more of a disaster. While Domenico is stuck at home, for Seth each passing day becomes more difficult. Desperate to keep his family afloat, he accepts a job offer from Los Sepultureros. The Gravediggers. 

When Domenico’s need for control starts eroding their trust, Seth is sure their love can conquer all. But when Domenico rips open the wound left after the violence at the beginning of their relationship, it gushes blood all over their cozy lies and this time, there may be no way to seal it.

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Spread and Howl by Lilith Duvalier

spreadandhowl1l__05884.1428630598.300.450Title: Spread and Howl
Series: N/A
Author: Lilith Duvalier
Genre: Paranormal / Historical / Fantasy / Dark Romance
Length: Novella (120 pages)
Publisher: Evernight Publishing (April 10th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: Gardenne-Sur-Seine is an unlucky village. A monster known only as The Beast stalks the village by night, leaving bodies and widows in its path. Marius Lemarque, the village stonemason, has lost his family and his lover to this terror, and is determined to learn what The Beast is before he kills it himself.

Guillaume Bissette, the King’s Master of Hunt, also wants to find and kill The Beast. The King would like the head for his trophy room, and fulfilling the King’s wish will strengthen Guillaume’s position at court.

But when Marius and Guillaume join forces to save Gardenne-Sur-Seine from The Beast, they quickly find themselves entangled in a hunt that neither could have imagined, embroiled in a secret neither can disclose, and engulfed by a passion neither expected.

ISBN: 978-1-77233-324-4

Product Link: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/spread-and-howl-by-lilith-duvalier/

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: This is the first story that I have read by Lilith and I have to admit that it is a good story. It was however not for me. There was too much darkness and it just came off wrong. I am also not much for historical stories. I want happy stories with danger but this was not hitting the mark with me.

Marius knows that his village is in trouble. It is in the time where a king led but was not a good one. They have had a monster going after everyone and killing those he gets. They had asked the king for help but until the New Year they had been ignored. Now they have sent the Master of Hunt to help. The monster had killed his lover and he was not sure he wanted to go on. That ended when he met the hunter.

Guillaume was sent by the king to kill the monster and bring back its head. He had not expected to meet and actually be attracted to Marius. Things start to heat up with them both, but it is not what I thought or expected. Neither was the beast what the men thought.

I know that Marius was missing his love, but the way he took Guillaume was not right in my book. I was not impressed with that part of the story. It is a love story and you see it in the end but most of the time I was more confused than anything. It is a good story in its way.

If you like historicals and fantasy, then this is going to be your type of story.

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