Monday, 19 September 2016


Title: Darkest Before Dawn

Author: Stevie J. Cole

Genre: Dark Romance

Release Date: September 19, 2016




Sixty-four days in captivity. Sixty-four days to lose yourself—or find yourself.


I’m Ava Donovan. I was abducted at the age of nineteen. I’m told I’m a survivor, but the truth is, I only survived because he saved me. Even when he kept me locked in that room—he saved me.


Constantly wondering when and how you will die, that does something to you. To your mind. But what do you do when it does something to your heart? What do you do when the man holding you captive seems just as broken as you are, when his mere presence becomes a comfort you crave—when you love him even though you shouldn’t?


You smile and tell yourself it’s okay because love has no morals.


Sixty-four days in captivity gave me a love most people will never have and my freedom took it all away.
















Stevie J. Cole lives deep in the woods of Alabama with her two precious daughters. She studied Epidemiology concentrating on cancer research but has always had a passion for writing. Some of her stories will strip you bare, some will give you nightmares, but the one thing she can promise is that she will always give you stories that make you feel. 

Raw. Gritty. Love.
Because sometimes characters need to be flawed.

P.S. Stevie's greatest fear is the impending zombie apocalypse. Think about it: swarming armies of decaying, oozing corpses stumbling around with clicking teeth, trying to eat your face. Nothing about that is good. NOTHING! 










Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Fire - new release

Fire Release Day Blitz
Title: Fire
Series: Beautiful Ashes, Book 2
Author: Lora Ann
Genre: Dark Romance, Erotic Thriller

The highly anticipated continuation of Keeley and Tar’s journey has arrived and battle lines have been drawn.
Keeley’s world goes pitch black when she's caught in one too many lies that destroy the only man who ever loved her.  Taunted by the demons of addiction and pain, she fights to become the woman Tar deserves.
Every fiber of Tar's being wants to rip things to shreds. Driven by rage and anger, he's damn sure there's nothing he can change to fix it.  And it doesn't alter the facts...Keeley has done the one thing he isn't sure he can ever forgive.
Tar and Keeley need love and light, but when a ruthless cartel takes Tar’s brother, he and Keeley must come together in the ultimate battle against the darkness … but it has other plans.
*Please note: You must read Dark (Beautiful Ashes Series, Book 1) first.
This is a dark, erotic, romantic thriller that contains elements which may be disturbing and offensive. If you are bothered or triggered by violence, torture, and abuse, please read with extreme caution. For a mature audience only!

Excerpt 18+
Keeley struggled to escape the demon’s hold. His hands were all over her, furiously pulling. She saw the fire licking along the gaping hole he wanted her in. If she could just stay where she was, Tar would come back for her. He promised to help her fight these demons. That he wasn’t afraid of her darkness. Yet his last words echoed in her ears, a loud clanging like a gong, “I. Did.” Did…did…did.
He did love her.
He did promise to fight for her.
He did vow to help her.
And now, now he was gone. She slammed her fists down hard enough to break her hands on the cold, unforgiving cement as she screamed and screamed for him, “Taaaaaaarrrrrr! How could you leave me? Why didn’t you do as you said?” Damn him! He’d told her once before, ‘I do what I say when I say I’m going to do it.’ Fucking liar!
The demon recoiled and hissed, “Love. Light. How can it still be here?” But there was no sense denying what he saw all around Keeley. Protecting her. A shield over her. He fought again to grab a hold of her and yank with all he had, yet there was resistance. He searched for the source. There it was in the form of a man. Even Strand. Fuck him!
He slid his tongue in Keeley’s ear and whispered, “He’s in love with your sister. She’s the only reason he’s here. E doesn’t give a shit about you. It’s all for Lacey—always Lacey. You’re never going to have that kind of devotion. Girls like you don’t deserve to be loved, honored and cherished. Look, Tarius proved that when he left you here. Come, my dark angel.” He snaked his hand between her legs as she tried to pull away from him. “Yesssssss, I can give you what you want.” He ran his razor sharp nail along her.
Both looked down at the blood trail he left. She struggled once more and shrieked, “No! I don’t want this.”
“Keeley, no human can give you what you desperately crave…torturous pain.”
She could feel him gaining strength and jerked forward with enough force her head hit the concrete with a sickening crack. Keeley would rather be dead than leave with the monster that had Caleb’s face. To prove that to herself and the corpse, she repeated the action. Her vision was fading in and out as a distant voice called out to her.
At least she would die her way.

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 About the author
Lora is a Missouri native who relocated to California as a teen. She spent several years as an international flight attendant for a major airline before taking on her greatest job ever, a stay-at-home mom. Now she resides in Kentucky with her family and has taken on her newest adventure, writing.
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Butterfly - cover reveal

A new standalone from Rebecca Sherwin
#romanticsuspense #darkromance
Cooper Jennings wants to drag you under, and his mind wants to end the game. Will you survive? 

Mad Sea - my review

This is a another fantastic read by the wonderful K. Webster. I really need to hide and read more from this author as I find myself loving each book I've read by this author.

I'm so glad I've read this. I've realised if you trust the author then your willing to read outside the box and I have done with this one which will make me look at other stories from a different open minded view. 

This is a story about love and mermaids. Although it's a short story it's a full story and a really well written beautiful story. I'm not gonna go into the storyline as I don't want to spoil anything. Just read it. Perfect. 

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Fighting To Be Free - my review

This is the first book I've read by this author although quite a few friends have told me to read a certain book by her. I will certainly be reading her previous books as this was oh so good. 

My heart broke for Jamie. He had been through so much and just when he was trying to get his life back on track more crappy luck popped up. When he met Ellie I was so hoping he would find some happiness and inner peace. 

I found  myself speaking to the characters wanting them to do or say the right thing. I was rooting for them to get the happiness they deserved. 

This is a really beautiful well written story that I truly loved. I'm so looking forward to the next book as that ending had me growling. 

Friday, 9 September 2016

The Ice Beneath Her - new release



COVERby Camilla Grebe

Published 8th September 2016 / Hardback

£12.99 / E-book Available

Having drawn comparisons with Jo Nesbo and The Bridge, international anticipation is building for the publication of The Ice Beneath Her, a spellbinding and deeply disturbing story about love, betrayal and obsession.


What does love do to us, and what can love make us do?


Meet Emma Bohman, a timid sales assistant at Clothes & More, whose life is turned upside down by a chance encounter that leads to a love affair with the charismatic and controversial CEO, Jesper Orre. But almost as quickly as the passionate affair ignited, it was over when Orre inexplicably disappears. Then one frightening thing after another begins happening to Emma, leaving her certain that her runaway lover is to blame. Her confusion and heartbreak quickly transforms into anger. 

Fast forward two months and a young woman is found beheaded in an upmarket suburban home, a brutal crime made all the more disturbing by its uncanny resemblance to an unsolved murder ten years earlier. But this time there is a suspect: Jesper Orre, who owns the home but is nowhere to be found.

In search of the suspect and a motive, homicide detectives Peter Lindgren and Manfred Olsson turn to brilliant criminal profiler Hanne Lagerlind-Schon. Once a valued police asset but now dealing with early onset dementia, marooned in unhappy retirement and a crumbling marriage, she’s eager to offer Lindgren and Olsson a window into the secret soul of Jesper Orre. 

Now, pursuing the same mysterious man for different reasons, Emma and the police are destined to cross paths in a chilling dance of obsession, vengeance, madness, and love gone hellishly wrong.

 Camilla Grebe was born near Stockholm. She co-founded audiobook publisher Storyside. She has written four celebrated crime novels with her sister, Åsa Träff, about psychologist Siri Bergman, the first two of which were nominated for Swedish Crime Novel of the Year by the Swedish Crime Writers' Academy. Camilla has also written the popular Moscow Noir trilogy with Paul Leander-Engström. The Ice Beneath Her is Camilla's debut novel as a solo author and announces hers as a fresh new voice in suspense writing.

UK Reviews of The Ice Beneath Her:

‘A HIGH-PROFILE Swedish novel (…) that lives up to its reputation (…) Cross-cutting between the characters at an ever-increasing pace, this is Scandi-noir at its powerful bleakest.’ Daily Mail, review by Geoffrey Wansell

‘Captivating story…the three unreliable narrators deftly ensure readers’ certainties stay on very thin ice’. Sunday Mirror

‘On the Shelf’ review – ‘This gripping story of murder, love and betrayal is perfect for fans of noir Scandi drama The Bridge.’  Essentials magazine

‘A complex, macabre and utterly captivating thriller. Grebe’s first solo flight is a triumph’. Crime Scene, review by Deirdre O’Brien

‘ It’s complex, and as you read it, it is hard to even guess at what’s going on under the surface. This isn’t a weakness, it’s just a puzzle, and the power of the writing. plotting and general structure is such that you more than stick with it, sure the writer is leading you somewhere. It was disturbing, and exercises the grey matter, but was unputdownable. I didn’t read it before I needed to go to sleep. Because I would be tossing, turning, and fretting. A must read book about obsession, betrayal and of course, love.  Highly recommended.’ Frost magazine


Reviews from the Danish publication of The Ice Beneath Her:

‘A captivating, thrilling, and frightening crime novel about failure, infidelity, and the ugliest of feelings.’

‘I’m still clapping my little hands with delight after having read this book. Camilla Grebe is spot on, and as a reader you’re quickly drawn into a story that might as well have taken place right before your eyes. You wouldn’t suspect any danger before it was too late. […] There’s something off, a bad feeling in your gut, you guess and guess and try to find clues in the book to work out the plot. I did not succeed, and I’m still not convinced everything was quite as it seemed in the end. […] I’m sure The Ice Beneath Her will delight many crime readers. It has everything it takes to stand out, and it's just not yet another crime novel in your bookcase.’

‘The stories of the three main characters melt together during the course of the novel. This structure is well-known, but I don't think I’ve ever before guessed so wrong as I did while reading The Ice Beneath Her. The book is so hard to figure out, which is why this is one of those crime novels that has kept me awake at night, thinking I might as well squeeze in an extra chapter in the hopes of bringing clarity to what on earth has happened.’

Tall Oaks - promo


‘A gripping debut about a secret ridden American town that is propelled into the national spotlight when a three year old goes missing.’ The Mail on Sunday
‘A perpetually fascinating read’ 4* Heat magazine
‘I always know when a book has completely blown me away - as a reader, I want to weep because I've finished it and I will never again get to experience it for the first time, and as a writer, it makes me want to weep because I wish I had written it myself. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE BOOKS.’ 
Lisa Hall, author of Between You and Me

Small town. Big secrets.

Chris Whitaker
Published by Twenty7
Paperback Original, 8th September 2016, £7.99
eBook, 7th April, £4.99
For fans of Twin Peaks, FARGO, and The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair, this brilliant debut is dark, gripping, hilarious and ultimately heart-breaking.
Welcome to Tall Oaks, California, where everyone has a secret…
When three-year-old Harry goes missing, the whole of America turns its attention to one small town.
Everyone is eager to help. Everyone is a suspect.
As the media furore begins to die down it is left to troubled police chief, Jim, to try and find the boy. He is helped by Harry’s distraught mother, Jess, whose grief is driving her to extreme measures.
Seventeen year old wannabe gangster, Manny, stands on the awkward cusp between boy and man. A time made harder by his mother dating newcomer Jared, a car salesman with a secret. 
Man-mountain Jerry is obsessed with winning the National Amateur Photography, if only his controlling mother would let him enter his photograph.
In Chris Whitaker's extraordinary, all consuming and original debut novel, missing persons, secret identities and dangerous lies abound in a town as idiosyncratic as its inhabitants.
For more information and review copies please contact Emily Burns, Head of PR at Twenty7 | 07540763179
About the author
Chris Whitaker was born in London and spent ten years working as a financial trader in the city.
With a refreshingly cavalier attitude toward his family’s financial security, he decided to quit his job in order to write Tall Oaks.

 @WhittyAuthor ​
‘Tall Oaks is one of the best books I've read this year and this is a Grand Reserve year. It sucked me in and the mystery element of it is delicious, but the real thrill in this book is the humour in the excellent writing. There are characters in here that deserve their own books, they're that good. Hope for lots more from this author - he's destined for big things.’ 
Jo Spain, bestselling author of With Our Blessing
‘Chris Whitaker builds an entire town in the reader’s head and masterfully inhabits it with comic, poignant, gripping life. Tall Oaks becomes a part of you.’ David Whitehouse, author of Bed and Mobile Library