Tuesday, December 27, 2016

THE DEVIL'S SPAWN by GEMMA JAMES - #RELEASEDAY #BOOKREVIEW


Title: The Devil's Spawn 
Series: The Devil's Kiss, #4
Author: Gemma James
Publication Date: December 27, 2016
Genre: Dark Erotic


Kayla Sutton has finally submitted.

And now that Gage has his wife firmly under his control again, he won’t stop until he’s extracted every last independent drop from her being.

As each day passes, she learns new ways to accept his dominion. After all, she has a lot to atone for. Flirting with disaster with her ex-lover turned brother-in-law might be forgivable, but it’s not so easily forgotten.

And neither are skeletons. If there’s one thing Kayla has learned it’s that skeletons don’t just come out of the closet; they bust through with the power of a locomotive, mindless of the destruction they cause.


For the sake of her sanity, Kayla must make a tough decision, even if it means leaving everything behind.



“It really boils down to one thing,” Simone said. “Do you trust him?”

She made it sound so easy, but as I examined my feelings and tore apart his words, dissected his actions, I realized that I did. Mostly. There were plenty of things not to trust him about—anytime he came near me with his cock at the ready and a belt or whip in his fist, for instance—but on a fundamental level, I did trust him.

If I didn’t, why would I keep putting myself through this? Why keep bending and bending and bending?

“I do trust him,” I said, swiping my bangs to the side. “I love him. More than I could ever say. More than even makes sense.”

“Then I’d put the baby mama out of your head. He married you, and though I won’t begin to understand or approve of your…weird relationship, he has always come across as pretty fucking whipped.”

I almost spluttered my tea all over the table at her words. Gage, whipped? But the more I thought about it, the more it clicked, because when you got down to the nitty-gritty, we had each other wrapped. “I guess you’re right. I just wish I could get that woman out of my head. The way she touches him, and the way she glares at me…God, Simone, she makes me see red and green at the same time.”

“You need a fucking hobby.” Simone’s mouth twisted into a scowl, but her gaze softened as she said it to take out some of the sting.

“A hobby?” I asked, absently picking at my half-eaten quiche. Apparently, the subject of Katherine made me lose my appetite. Or maybe it was the smell of overcooked cheese. I pushed the plate away, scrunching my nose. “Why do you say that?”

Simone made a scoffing sound, and I glanced up to find her reclined in her seat, arms crossed. “To hear you talk, it sounds like your whole life revolves around Gage and what he may or may not be doing with Katherine.”

A hobby might not be a bad idea. Maybe I could start collecting trinkets, like dolphins or dragons.

Or elephants.

Definitely elephants. Lord knew I had plenty of those in my life. Gigantic ones that ate up too much space and sucked up all the air. One stood between Gage and me in the form of Katherine. But the biggest one sat smack in the middle of Simone and me.

This elephant’s name was Ian, and he’d grown too secure in his comfy spot since that damn note had magically appeared on my door. But it was easier, safer, to focus on my marriage and the interloper named Katherine. The subject of Ian was too dangerous. Too painful.

Simone must have agreed because she didn’t bring him up once.


I read the first book in this series, "The Devil's Kiss" as a three part serial back in 2013.  I was immediately obsessed with Gage and Kayla.  I don't usually like serials, because I hate waiting, but I love "The Devil's Kiss."  Later I read "The Devil's Kiss - Epilogue", now "The Devil's Salvation" and then "The Devil's Wife."  I was so happy to hear that there is now a new book, "The Devil's Spawn."  This book has everything that the others have.  Gage is as sadistic and evil as always, but he loves Kayla.  His way of showing his love is dominant and domineering, but he does care.  Kayla has accepted that her life will never be quite what she expected, but she loves Gage.  The two are obsessed with each other.  It's probably not what I'd consider a healthy relationship, but it's their relationship.  

In "The Devil's Spawn" Kayla finds out that she's pregnant.  Remembering past reactions and knowing Gage's domineering tendencies she's nervous about it and telling him.  Ian is always in the background, but Kayla has moved on from him.  She truly loves and accepts Gage now.  She has submitted to him.  

I can't say enough about this series or this book.  I loved it and couldn't put it down.  I give "The Devil's Spawn" FIVE STARS!






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Gemma James is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of a blend of genres, from new adult suspense to dark erotic romance. She loves to explore the darker side of human nature in her fiction, and she's morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy, from deviant sex to serial killers. Readers have described her stories as being "not for the faint of heart." She warns you to heed their words! Her playground isn't full of rainbows and kittens, though she likes both. She lives in Oregon with her husband and their four children--three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone's attention.


 

Friday, December 16, 2016

INTO HER FANTASIES by ANGEL PAYNE - #RELEASEBLITZ

Title:  Into Her Fantasies
Series:  The Cimarron Series #3
Author:  Angel Payne
Release Date: December 16, 2016



She’s the I’ve-Got-This of Happy-Ever-After…until a perfect prince becomes her ultimate fantasy.

He’s just a client…
So Lucy Fava tells herself when arriving on the Island of Arcadia, desperate to save her wedding planning company by securing the year’s biggest bash: a double Cimarron wedding. But first she must impress the man holding the kingdom’s purse strings: Prince Shiraz Cimarron.

Beyond beautiful and unspeakably alpha, the enigmatic male ignites every drop of Lucy’s blood—and a flood of dark, dangerous fantasies. She vows to leave Arcadia as soon as possible, but when Mother Nature grounds her, she can’t resist a taste of her fiery desire for Shiraz.

It’s just a fling…
The words become Lucy’s mantra, even as she discovers the man beneath the three-piece suits, the soul hidden in his perfect body, the lover beyond his regal kisses. The dominant fantasy she’s craved her entire life…

It will change her forever.
When real-life pierces their passionate bubble, Lucy realizes how deeply seduction has become addiction, passion has turned into need…attraction has deepened to love. But Shiraz has promised to be his country’s hero by following through on a loveless marriage, meaning it’s time for Lucy to cut her losses and run. Should be easy. She’s done this a thousand times before.

Only never like this. 

Never while cutting out her heart at the same time. 

Note: Each book of The Cimarron Series can be read as a stand-alone story, though some readers may enjoy the continuity of secondary characters when reading the books in order. Every novel is a stand-alone story with a happy ending. 

Book 3 of the series is the explosive love story of Prince Shiraz Cimarron and headstrong American Lucina Fava…



Into Her Fantasies is the third book in the Cimarron series.  It is about the youngest Prince, Prince Shiraz and wedding planner Lucina.  Lucina's company is bidding on being the wedding planner for the joint wedding of Prince Evrest to Camellia and Prince Samsyn to Brooke.  Note:  To learn more about the other two Cimarron princes read the first two books in the series.  

While I have read both of the other Cimarron books I do think that Into Her Fantasies could be read as a standalone.  Lucina (or Lucy) doesn't know much about the history so it is summarized briefly by Shiraz.  The synopsis is done in a way that it wouldn't make you feel like you've missed out (but the other books are both great so I suggest reading them).

 All I can say is Shiraz, Shiraz, Shiraz.  He is hot.  He is gorgeous.  He is sexy.  He is Dominant.  AND he's a Prince.  Lucy is used to good looking men (she lives in L.A.), but Shiraz is like nothing she's ever seen before.  He is a fantasy.  He is Lucy's fantasy.  Lucy is somewhat jaded, snarky, and constantly horny.  It gets even worse when she first meets and gets starstruck by Shiraz.  

Both Lucy and Shiraz know that they shouldn't be together, but they can't resist.  

I loved this book.  I loved both Shiraz and Lucy and I loved them together.  I can't wait to read the next book in the series.  I give Into Her Fantasies FOUR AND A HALF STARS!











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Hi there. I'm Angel: book lover, writing addict, hopeless romantic, pop culture geek and avid shoe lover.

A bit about me...

I've been hooked on books since I was a kid but it got worse in my twenties, when I discovered romances--the hotter, the better. Growing up in Southern California, with lots of surfer manliness surrounded me, was certainly a good boost for reading about delicious alpha guys and the women who adore them. When I learned I had a knack for telling these stories too, I guess you could say I was doomed--though my path toward romance novelist took a few detours via a concert-reviewing gig for my college newspaper (free show tickets...backstage passes...that was a no-brainer), artist interviews for a Beverly Hills dance music mag, personal assistant work for a record producer, dance club disc jockey, and a lot of fun in the hospitality industry.

These days, I still live in California, and have found an amazing alpha guy of my own who was brave enough to marry me. We live on a street that looks like Brigadoon, with our beautiful daughter. I have the best life ever, and never forget to thank the Big Guy Upstairs for it, either.



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