Monday, October 22, 2018

Trouble in Hell by Alex Grayson - Review and Giveaway

 

TROUBLE IN HELL is the first title in Alex Grayson's Hell Night Series and it is available for read for FREE in KindleUnlimited. 


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Author: Alex Grayson
Publication Date:  18 October, 2018
Publisher: Self-Published
Series:  Hell Night, book 1
Genre:  Dark Romance
Age Recommendation: 18 and Up
Rating: 5 Stars

~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~  

Book Description:

Four men, irrevocably bound together by their horrifying past…

Trouble and his brothers escaped from Malus, Texas as kids. In the dead of night, they left behind a Hell so ominous, it made National news.

When they returned as adults, it was to seek revenge and justice. Malus is theirs now. They own it, they rule it, and they protect it. By any means necessary.

Trouble carries demons inside him. The need for blood and vindication runs deep in his veins, and nothing will stop the darkness within him from shining its evil eyes.

When Remi arrives, pregnant and in need of help, she has no idea she’s come to the one place she should have stayed far away from. Something dark surrounds the town. A malevolence she has no hope of surviving.

Will Trouble drag Remi into the dark pits of Hell? Or will she be the ultimate downfall of the devil himself?


My Review:

So while I knew when I went into this book that it was a dark romance and I was prepared, I will say I don't think anyone could ever be prepared enough for this kind of darkness.  That said, I loved this book.  It was an incredibly emotionally hard book to read at points and I want to just rage at the world when I read some of what happens, but it all ties together beautifully and makes this book un-put-downlable. There truly is no preparation for some of what you are going to read so you just have to go in and stick with it.  I will make the caveat in case it is needed that if you have triggers this book may be too much to tae on.  I am not always a fan of trigger warnings because I fear it will scare off readers that would otherwise have no challenges with reading a book but in this case things can be pretty graphic and harsh so please, you know yourself and you know what you can handle go in with caution if needed.  I don't want to go into what exactly the triggers are publicly, just because I think it might take away from the true darkness of the book, but feel free to contact me if you need more information and I will gladly privately provide that so you can make an informed decision on if this book is for you or not.  

All that said, y'all I loved this book and all it's tragedy and unspeakable acts.  You all know (if you have followed my reviews for any length of time) how I feel about revenge and redemption.  You know that I am all for characters getting what they deserve and I am happy to say that these Brothers from Malus are ready to deal it out.  I will mention that I got some total The Lottery by Shirley Jackson vibes (not right up, but an underlying feeling when it comes to the way the town is run) and I am down for that.  

Sidenote: If you like dark stories and have never read The Lottery, it should be on your must read list.

I was a little hesitant about our Heroine being pregnant for what ever reason I always get a little bugged out by the already pregnant by someone else when the Heroine meets the Hero (I think it's that idea of romantic perfection that is tarnished idea) but it absolutely works for this story and plays a major role in the Hero's past and future.  The baby is exactly what the hero needs so he can truly see that there is a future ahead of him and having him love a child not of his own creation the way he does just makes you fall more in love with him.  These are heroes that do bad things but are not bad people.  These are heroes you will love from the beginning because their history makes what they do understandable and to be honest if it were a true situation I would say desirable.  Maybe that makes my soul a little dark but I am A-Okay with that.  

I adored the romance between Remi and Trouble.  I didn't even mind the back and forth because I know exactly where the drama between them stems from and I understand the reasoning behind it.  This is a town of untrusting people that Remi rolls into, and for very good reason and her past is nothing to sneeze at either.  I kinda missed the therapy point, the idea that they have gone though something so traumatic and the steps it took to get back to a point where relationships are okay.  I missed wanting to know if Trouble's little 'dark issue' clears up when he finally falls in love or does he still fight said issue to this day.  Honestly though in the scheme of things that's me knit-picking and doesn't give or take away from the entirety of the story, maybe it's jus the wanting more of these characters.

I am incredibly curious about all the brothers, particularly Justice and Emo...I mean, how is Justices story going to play out 'cause that's going to be interesting and Emo, gah...my heart just breaks thinking of him.  He's so unbelievably damaged and needs love the most..meaning we will get his book last, hahaha.  

Alex Grayson just became a one-click author for me with this book. She is going to shock you and make you tear up, but every moment is so well thought out and written that even the pain you feel is worth the joy that comes out of it in the end.  These brothers are broken, they are fighting to take back what was taking from them but it isn't going to be easy and it definitely not going to be pretty but considering they survived hell to get where they are they deserve every piece of joy and love they can get.  I'll be over here impatiently waiting for book two.


~ Happy Reading ~ 



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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

 

Alex Grayson is the bestselling author of heart pounding, emotionally gripping contemporary romances including the Jaded Series, the Consumed Series, and three standalone novels. Her passion for books was reignited by a gift from her sister-in-law. After spending several years as a devoted reader and blogger, Alex decided to write and independently publish her first novel in 2014 (an endeavor that took a little longer than expected). The rest, as they say, is history.

Originally a southern girl, Alex now lives in Ohio with her husband, two children, two cats and dog. She loves the color blue, homemade lasagna, casually browsing real estate, and interacting with her readers. Visit her website, www.alexgraysonbooks.com, or find her on social media!

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Trouble in Hell by Alex Grayson - Release Day

Today we are celebrating the release of a new, romantic suspense title by Alex Grayson. 

TROUBLE IN HELL is the first title in her Hell Night Series and it is available for read for FREE in KindleUnlimited. 

You can purchase it now. Watch the book trailer below, and find out how you can enter to win a huge release day prize pack, including a $50 Gift Card!

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Book Description:

Four men, irrevocably bound together by their horrifying past…

Trouble and his brothers escaped from Malus, Texas as kids. In the dead of night, they left behind a Hell so ominous, it made National news.

When they returned as adults, it was to seek revenge and justice. Malus is theirs now. They own it, they rule it, and they protect it. By any means necessary.

Trouble carries demons inside him. The need for blood and vindication runs deep in his veins, and nothing will stop the darkness within him from shining its evil eyes.

When Remi arrives, pregnant and in need of help, she has no idea she’s come to the one place she should have stayed far away from. Something dark surrounds the town. A malevolence she has no hope of surviving.

Will Trouble drag Remi into the dark pits of Hell? Or will she be the ultimate downfall of the devil himself?

Purchase it Now or read for FREE in KindleUnlimited: 


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RELEASE GIVEAWAY 

Win a TROUBLE IN HELL prize pack featuring a blanket, t-shirt, ceramic mug, tote bag, Cry Here pillow, and signed poster, plus a $50 Gift Card! 

CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

 

PREORDER THE NEXT BOOK IN THE SERIES

COMING JANUARY 10

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

 

Alex Grayson is the bestselling author of heart pounding, emotionally gripping contemporary romances including the Jaded Series, the Consumed Series, and three standalone novels. Her passion for books was reignited by a gift from her sister-in-law. After spending several years as a devoted reader and blogger, Alex decided to write and independently publish her first novel in 2014 (an endeavor that took a little longer than expected). The rest, as they say, is history.

Originally a southern girl, Alex now lives in Ohio with her husband, two children, two cats and dog. She loves the color blue, homemade lasagna, casually browsing real estate, and interacting with her readers. Visit her website, www.alexgraysonbooks.com, or find her on social media!

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Cruel Money by K.A. Linde - Cover Reveal

 

 
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Book Description:

Lose yourself to the dark and glamorous underbelly of the Upper East Side in USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde's new billionaire romance Cruel Trilogy. 

 She was supposed to be a one night stand. A way to sate my sexual appetite. I let her glimpse the man I am. The face that I hide behind my carefully cultivated life. But she ripped open that divide--and there's no going back. Now, she's here. In my city. I don't care that I'm Manhattan royalty and she's the help. Only that she's living in my summer home. With me. And I want more. 



K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time. She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

You do You, Edited by Jen Mann - Spotlight

Today we are celebrating the release of You Do You, the sixth book in the New York Times bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series, which has tackled a variety of topics since 2012 – including parenthood, relationships, and the cult of female perfection – all with a broad range of voices, from the cynical, to the ugly-cry, to the outright hilarious.

YOU DO YOU is a love-fest for the females in our lives. This is a book for anyone in middle school to middle age.


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Book Description:

This year has shown us that the future is decidedly female. While raising daughters has perhaps never been simple, it is growing more complex by the day. In a parenting age that often tells young girls that they are somehow “less than,” one award-winning publisher decided to assemble a collection of voices to celebrate the girls in our lives. These are those stories.

You Do You is the sixth book in the New York Times bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series, which has tackled a variety of topics since 2012 – including parenthood, relationships, and the cult of female perfection – all with a broad range of voices, from the cynical, to the ugly-cry, to the outright hilarious. YOU DO YOU is a love-fest for the females in our lives. This is a book for anyone in middle school to middle age.

Add it to your TBR pile

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Featured Authors

Jen Mann  (Editor)

Harper Kincaid  (Contributor)

Miranda Raye  (Contributor)

Jenn Belden (Contributor)

Mai Wen  (Contributor)

Julia Arnold  (Contributor)

Julia Bozza (Contributor)

Dana Aritonovich (Contributor)

Maddie Belden (Contributor)

Kim Bongiorno  (Contributor)

Galit Breen (Contributor)

Abby Byrd (Contributor)

E.R. Catalano (Contributor)

Abigail Clark (Contributor)

Dorrit Corwin (Contributor)

Sarah Cottrell (Contributor)

Deva Dalporto (Contributor)

 A.M. Dalporto (Contributor)

Whitney Dineen (Contributor)

Katy Farber (Contributor)

Mary Kay Jordan Fleming (Contributor)

Kim Forde (Contributor)

Leslie Gaar  (Contributor)

Shya Gibbons(Contributor)

Monica Gokey (Contributor)

Alice Gomstyn (Contributor)

Tracy Hargen (Contributor)

Joy Hedding (Contributor)

Susanne Kerns (Contributor)

Catherine Kremer (Contributor)

Janel Mills (Contributor)

Moly Sandler (Contributor)

Katie Bingham Smith (Contributor)

Sherry Stanfa-Stanley (Contributor)

Katelyn Sullivan(Contributor)

Megan Sullivan (Contributor)

Julie Vick(Contributor)

Mandy Hoefert Waysman (Contributor)

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Lies and Promises by Aleatha Romig - Cover Reveals

        

  

 



The twisted and intriguing storytelling that you loved in Consequences and Infidelity continues with an all-new alpha anti-hero in the dark romance series Web of Sin, by New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig. 

What is real? What are lies? Have you been Aleatha’d?   
 Lies is book two of the Web of Sin trilogy.

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The twisted and intriguing storytelling that you loved in Consequences and Infidelity continues with the epic conclusion of the all-new alpha anti-hero in the dark romance series Web of Sin, by New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig. Have you been Aleatha’d? 

Learn the truth behind the secrets and lies. Surrounded by secrets and lies, can promises be believed? Promises is book three—Sterling and Araneae’s epic conclusion—of the acclaimed Web of Sin trilogy.     

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The twisted and intriguing storytelling that you loved in Consequences and Infidelity is coming back at you with an all-new alpha anti-hero in the dark romance series Web of Sin, by New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig. 

I’m Sterling Sparrow. You’ve no doubt heard my name or read it on the top of tall buildings. There’s more to my business—my realm—than what is seen above ground. Within the underbelly of one of America’s largest cities lives a world where a man’s word is either his most valuable tool or his most respected weapon. When my father ruled that world and that city, he promised me someone who would one day make my reign complete. Since that day, long ago, Araneae McCrie has been mine. She just didn’t know. My father is now gone. The city and the underbelly are now mine. The time has come for me to collect who was promised to me, to shred her life of secrets, and make her who she’s always been—mine. 

Have you been Aleatha’d? Secrets is book one of the Web of Sin trilogy For series information visit: 

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Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life! Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat. In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016. In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT. Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. 

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Dragonfire by Donna Grant - Teaser Reveal

We are beyond excited to be sharing some teasers from Donna Grant's DRAGONFIRE with you today! 

DRAGONFIRE is #14 in the Dark Kings series. You can pre-order your copy now. 

It releases October 30th!

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Book Description:

 Passion burns hot in Dragonfire, the next Dark Kings novel from New York Times bestseller Donna Grant. 

It was a soul-deep longing, one that got into his bones and settled there, sending whispers of desire through him. The need, the hunger, grew tenfold with every breath. . . . 

 As a Dragon King, Roman is sworn to protect all mortals—even though they no longer believe in dragons. But deep in the Carpathian Mountains, he discovers a beautiful and mysterious gypsy who possesses the power to see into his very soul. To reignite the fire in his heart. And to help him find the long-lost sword that could save the dragons forever… Sabina remembers the stories her grandmother told her. Legends of dragons and kings, fire and ice. And she’s never forgotten the dark prophecy that filled her ancestors with fear—a fate they tried to prevent by stealing a Dragon King’s sword. Sabina knows that helping Roman is dangerous. He is a dragon betrayed, and more powerful than any man. He could destroy her in a single fiery embrace. But how can she resist the longing in his eyes—or the feelings in her heart—when their destinies are bound by desire?

Praise for the Dark Kings series:

“Provocative [and] sizzling.” —RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

“A must-read.” Night Owl Reviews

 

 
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About DONNA GRANT:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her "totally addictive" and "unique and sensual" stories. Her latest acclaimed series, Dark Kings, features a thrilling combination of dragons, Fae, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her two children and an assortment of animals in Texas.

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Shadow and Ice by Gena Showalter - Teaser Reveal

 

The Queen of Paranormal Romance, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gena Showalter, stuns with SHADOW AND ICE, the first title in her scorching new paranormal romance series Gods of War Series.

 Check out the sneak peek below and pre-order your copy of SHADOW AND ICE today!

   


Book Description:

Gena Showalter, the New York Times bestselling author who brought you the Lords of the Underworld, introduces a scorching new paranormal romance series… Gods of War.

Knox of Iviland has spent his life competing in the All Wars, where vicious warriors with supernatural powers fight to the death to claim new realms. One winner takes everything—and all losers die. Enslaved as a child for his ability to control shadows, the most ruthless champion in history will stop at nothing to kill his king. But first he must win the battle for Earth. When a fearsome weapon imprisons every combatant in ice, centuries pass without progress…until she walks in.

Vale London craves a fun arctic getaway with her foster sister before settling down to open a bakery. Street-tough but vulnerable, she is unprepared to find ancient gods escaping a frozen cave—merciless beings who target her when she inadvertently enters their war.

Though Vale is now his enemy, Knox is consumed with lust and a fierce need to protect her. But only one combatant can prove victorious, and he will have to choose: live for freedom, or die for love.


   


 

About Gena Showalter:


Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, two young adult series--Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles--and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series.  In addition to being a National Reader's Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan (Red Hot Read) and Seventeen magazine, she's appeared on Nightline and been mentioned in Orange is the New Black--if you ask her about it, she'll talk for hours…hours!  Her books have been translated in multiple languages. She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at genashowalter.com or Facebook.com/genashowalterfans  


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