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Title: Trust In Me
Series: A Beautifully Brutal Book #2
Author: Emma Luna
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance/Enemies to Lovers
Release Date: June 24, 2022
Cover Design: Dez at Pretty in Ink Creations
 

 
Every woman in my life has let me down, hurt me, or abandoned me. Which is why the only female I hold close to my heart is Hallie– my daughter.
But being a single father comes with certain challenges, so I hire a nanny.
Someone who can do her hair, tell her stories, and be the motherly figure she doesn’t have.
When Mia starts, I know she’ll be perfect, but I have to keep her at arm’s length. I tell myself it’s because I don’t know how to fix her broken soul from the past she’s so desperate to hide, but in reality, it’s more.
The way I feel about her scares me. She’s beautiful, feisty, and so incredibly kind.
Although I try to deny it, I can feel myself falling for her. And when our pasts collide with the present, we have no choice but to face our demons together and fight.
Will I be able to finally put my fears aside and find true happiness?
Author Note – This book is part of the Beautifully Brutal Series, which are all Interconnected. While each book is about a different couple, they have connected themes and it’s advised the series is read in release order. But they can be enjoyed as standalones. Trust in Me is a dark romance which features scenes that may be triggering for some people. For more details please contact emmalunaauthor@gmail.com
 
 
 
 
Emma Luna is a USA Today Bestselling dark romance author from the UK. In a previous life she was a Midwife and a Lecturer, but now she listens to the voices in her head and puts pen to paper to bring their stories to life. In her spare time, when she should be sleeping, she also loves to edit, proofread, and format books for other amazing authors.
Emma’s books are dark, dangerous, and devilishly sexy. She loves writing about strong, feisty, but underestimated women, and the cocky, dirty-mouthed men they bring to their knees.
When Emma isn’t writing, promoting, or editing books she can be found napping, colouring in adult colouring books, and collecting novelty notebooks. She also enjoys coffee and gossiping with her mum, playing or having hugs with her gorgeous nephew, who is the light of her life, stealing her parents dog Hector, and curling up on the sofa to watch a film with Mr Luna. Oh and for those of you that don’t know, Emma is a hardcore Harry Potter fan—Team Ravenclaw!!
Thank you for taking a chance on a crazy Brit and the voices inside her head. That makes you a true LUNAtic now too!
 
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Title: Taking the Fight: a Gloves Off – Next Generation Novel
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Sports Romance
Tropes: MMA Fighters, Mafia Romance, Alpha Male, Dark, Friends to Lovers, Best Friends Sister
Release Date: July 26, 2022
Cover Design: Letitia Hasser at RBA Designs
Photographer: Sara Eirew Photography
Illustrated by: Golden Czermak at FuriousFotog
L.P. Dover, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who brought you the tantalizing Gloves Off series, presents Gloves Off – Next Generation. This brand-new saga of interconnected standalones unites new characters with beloved originals in dark and sexy stories laced with suspense!
Two months ago, everything changed. The enemy no longer feels the need to sulk in the shadows. Instead, he hides in plain sight and prepares his attack… against Reagan Jameson.
Reagan knew this day would come. She proudly holds the featherweight title and is known as one of the sexiest female fighters in MMA history. She can handle her own, and that’s exactly what she plans to do with Nikolai. Unfortunately, things aren’t as they were before. When given an offer she can’t refuse, Reagan is well aware nothing good will come of it.
They promised her power, prestige, and money… a world full of intrigue and dangerous desires. Not being able to resist the allure, she gives in and becomes a pawn in their game. She’s able to fool those closest to her into believing everything is okay… except for Braden Emerson.
Braden’s reputation as one of the toughest fighters in the circuit hasn’t gone unnoticed. In fact, it’s his skills that get him lured into the pit of danger. While he vows to keep Reagan safe no matter the cost, his desire for her is used against him. As passion ignites between the pair, they must work together if they hope to survive.
Fighting for a title is one thing, but nothing beats the stakes of fighting for love. This is one TKO that could cost them everything.
 
 


 
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Everything’s sweeter in the South has always been her mantra and she lives by it, whether it’s with her writing or in her everyday life. Maybe that’s why she’s seriously addicted to chocolate.
 
Dover has written countless novels in several different genres, including a children’s book with her daughter. Her favorite to write is romantic suspense, but she’s also found a passion in romantic comedy. She loves to make people laugh which is why you’ll never see her without a smile on her face.
 
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Title: Unexpected Union
Series: Made Book 2
Author: Brooke Summers
Genre: Mafia Romance
Trope: Unexpected Pregnancy
Published: March 25, 2021
 

 
A moment of passion leads to an unexpected union…
 
Melissa Harding has veered on the side of caution, always keeping her past locked up tight. Until one night she decided that she’d let loose. Which came at a cost. Getting pregnant was shocking enough, but marrying the head of the Irish Mafia was worse.
 
Melissa hopes that she can keep her darkest secrets hidden. But her new husband has other ideas.
 
Danny Gallagher never had plans on settling down. His family doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to marriages. That is until his new bride’s secrets start to unravel, Danny realises that he’s finally met his match.
 
The darkness he has inside burns deep within her.
 
When enemies start to rise, Danny and Melissa find out just how perfectly matched they really are.
 
What happens when a traitor has plans to take Danny out?
 
Will the couple be able to find them before it’s too late?
USA Today Bestselling Author Brooke Summers is a Mafia Romance author and is best known for her Made Series.
Brooke was born and raised in South London.
She lives with her daughter and hubby. Brooke has been an avid reader for many years.
She’s a huge fan of Colleen Hoover and Kristen Ashley.
Brooke has been dreaming of writing for such a long time.
When she was little, she would make up stories just for fun.
Seems as though she was destined to become an author.
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Title: Mors Indecepta
Anthology: Chronicles of the Damned
Authors: C.A. Rene & Yolanda Olson
Genre: Dark Taboo Vampires
Release Date: October 1, 2022
Carnal pleasures, dark desires, insatiable appetites, and a bloody good time.
 
There’s nothing more enticing than a vampire’s bite.
And once you get a taste of these sinful tales of the damned, we have a feeling you’ll be begging for more.
Welcome to The Chronicles of The Damned, a dark vampire charity anthology dedicated to the vampire queen herself, Anne Rice.
All proceeds will be donated to one of Anne’s favorite charities, Save Our Cemeteries.
SUKI WILLIAMS
CHARITY DELCOUR
MALLORY FOX as LEA JADE
BEE MURRAY
TAMMI LYNN
JESSA HALLIWELL
BL MUTE
C. HALLMAN
REMI NEWBY
SALEM SINCLAIR
MAEVE BLACK
HELEN SCOTT
C.E. LASHUA
H.R. SAVAGE
YOLANDA OLSON
C.A. RENE
R.E. BOND

First off, Call me Chrissy!
In my books you will find complete inclusivity and I refuse to be kept in any specific box. I write across all genres and dabble in just about everything.
To keep up with all new releases and teasers for all my upcoming books, you can follow me on any social media platform!
Lover of all things dark. I love to read it, write it, own it, eat it, whatever it. My addictions include Coffee, books, and WINE, in that order.
Yolanda Olson is a USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author. Born and raised in Bridgeport, CT where she currently resides, she usually spends her time watching her favorite channel, Investigation Discovery. Occasionally, she takes a break to write books and test the limits of her mind. Also an avid horror movie fan, she likes to incorporate dark elements into the majority of her books.

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Title: Vicious Dynasty

Series: Reign & Ruin Book Three
Author: Natalie Bennett
Genre: Dark NA Mafia/Bully Romance
Release Date: June 3, 2022
Cover Design: Maria Spada
 

 
Happy never, ever.
Hate is said to be disturbingly similar to love.
When it comes to him, I’m cursed to harbor both.
The specious spark that brought us together with an all-consuming obsession quickly became the catalyst of my undoing.
Shadows and darkness have filled the bittersweet years that saw us take two very different paths.
Judas Barron has become an intimate stranger.
He’s older now. Unpredictable. Heartlessly cruel.
So much more beautiful.
He isn’t the only one who changed.
The girl he once knew is gone, rotting beneath the wreckage of what he destroyed.
His influence and power have spread like the plague. With his position solidified he’s decided to make good on a promise he made and like the strike of a match, a hellish blaze consumes us once again.
This time, it’s up to me to decide how this will end.
I can reign beside him, or make sure his dynasty is scattered among the ashes of our ruin.
****
Vicious Dynasty is a dark enemies to lovers ‘romance’. It is the third book in the Reign & Ruin Trilogy and cannot be read as a standalone. This story contains explicit content and some subjects readers may find objective.
 
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With a penchant for (writing) villainous immoral men, and a tendency to deviate away from traditional happily ever afters, Natalie Bennett is an international bestselling author of twisted and unconventional love stories.
When she’s not slaying words she’s somewhere in the sunshine state, happily taking life one curve-ball at a time.
 
 
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Alliance

A Dark Paranormal Mafia Romance

Syndicate Masters Northern Lights Book 1

By DELTA JAMES

Tropes: Paranormal | Mafia | Dark | Shifter | Lions 

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From USA Today Bestselling Author Delta James, a new standalone dark Syndicate Masters romance.

 

I am a pawn in a dangerous game. One he will take by any means.

Years ago an alliance was made between the Tiamat Syndicate and the Northern Lights Coalition. I was promised to Gunnar, the head of the Blood Eagle Syndicate. Our families believed an alliance was the only way to prevent all out war.

With my father dead, my brother Joshua refuses to force me into Gunnar’s bed until the he needs to forge an alliance with Gunnar against a common enemy-the Bratva.

I am a pawn to both sides. So I ran. I ran as far as I could to get away from him. I should have known better… Lions love to hunt.

Once he catches me he expects me to play by his rules. He thinks he can bend me to his will. It would be so much easier to fight him if we weren’t fated mates.

When the Bratva attack, can I use the war to escape him, or will I join him in the battle?

Alliance is a seductively dark paranormal romance in the Syndicate Masters, Northern Lights series. It is an arranged marriage romance, complete with HEA and no cliffhangers.

 

Buy Alliance today if you love a little bite in your mafia romance.

 

Excerpts:

1

Joshua looked at the leash and collar in Colin’s hand. “Let me guess, glad I sent a few of the lads with you?” He took Marley’s shoulders and pulled her close in his embrace. “I’m sorry, Marley.”

“I’m not,” she said looking him square in the eye and bringing her knee up into his groin before slamming her foot back down on his instep.

As Joshua howled in pain, Marley roared in defiance and called forth her lioness, shifting and springing away from the lot of them. She could hear Joshua shouting orders as his men shifted and began to chase her down. She didn’t plan to make it easy, nor did she mean to go down easily.

 

2

“There is nothing to be negotiated,” growled Gunnar beginning to lose his patience. “Your father needed the help of the Blood Eagle Syndicate, and we gave both blood and money. Your sister was promised to me as part of the bargain that was struck. She is my mate and I have come to claim her.”

“I’m afraid that won’t be possible.”

Gunnar whirled around to confront Knight. “Why not?”

“It would seem my dear sister has decided to extricate herself from the mess left by our father and is no longer at Arsalan. The note she left for me indicates she has no plans to ever return.”

 

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Title: Possessing the Princess
Series: Global Outlaws Syndicate World
Author: Rie Warren
Genre: Dark Mafia Standalone
Release Date: May 20, 2022

ARIS
I want her.
And what I want, I take.
She isn’t the first thing in my life that’s off limits.
But she will be the last.
 
ROYA
I didn’t know The Lykos was his nightclub, not at first. I didn’t realize the sexy half Greek half Russian man was the criminal mastermind behind Dubai’s thriving mafia underworld either. I’m not even supposed to be roaming around on my own, outside of the royal palace where my father the Sheikh rules my very existence, but I just can’t resist the lure of dancing . . . the lure of that man, Aris Volkov.
 
After one night at The Lykos—when the club comes under attack by my deranged uncle—I’m forced from one captivity to another. That’s right. Aris takes me. He kidnaps me. He despises my father as much as I do, and he’s just ruthless enough to use me to get what he wants . . . absolute vengeance.
 
I used to fantasize about Aris but now I’m determined to hate him. Easier said than done. He treats me like his own personal plaything, introducing me to delights of the flesh. He doesn’t care that I’m a royal princess. That my modesty has been protected all my life. That I have zero experience with men and I’m embarrassingly out of my depths.
Badass, sassafras Rie Warren is an OG Amazon All Star author of Bad Boy books and MC romance. She delivers five star sex, suspense, and the best banter around. Her stories are one hundred percent original, do not contain fluffy plots or virgin brides, and wring every last emotion from readers to leave them with a satisfied smile. Rie’s tough alpha males are never brought to heel, but are instead healed by the feisty femme fatale of their perfect match. She grew up in Maine, went to college in Iowa (Iowa, what?), lived in Scotland, and married in Englishman. In true roundabout fashion, they came back to the States, settled in South Carolina’s lowcountry, putting down southern roots and pursuing their arty endeavors. Tale spinner and character diviner, Rie is a lover of sleep, wine, and rude memes often involving either Disney characters or Winnie the Pooh. She is raising two teen daughters along with an entire brain full of unruly characters. Rough-talking alpha men? Rie has that on tap. Stubborn sassy heroines? You bet. Smoldering sex scenes that’ll set your Kindle on fire? Check, check, check. Keep a fan handy, you’ll need it.
 
 Follow the signup link below to her romance newsletter for sneak peeks, new releases, first looks, and her quirky sense of humor. https://www.subscribepage.com/riewarrenromanceAnd, as always, happy sexy reading to you!
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Title: Thirst
Author: L.A. Wayward
Genre: A Dark Stalker Romance
Release Date: May 6, 2022
Cover Design: Kendra Moreno, Rabbit Hole Graphics

“The chemistry between these two is 🥵🔥 I absolutely adored this book.”

“Their chemistry is hot hot hot and it will leave you squirming in your seat!”

She escaped me once, but I’m back to claim what’s mine
They say I’m crazy, public enemy number one
I kill others with a smile on my face
I’m the king in the shadows who hunts those that deserve it
And now I’ve come to collect
Paxton is the only one that recognized the darkness inside
The anger that consumes me
I’ll make her scream
Beg
And she’s going to love every second of it
Paxton is the one that opened my eyes, and wasn’t scared of the monster I’ve become
The hunt is on and she’s the prize
I’m not stopping until I get what I want
Sweet dreams baby, I’m coming for you
L.A. Wayward is a lover of dark romance, with an even darker edge of smut and taboo.
She loves her stories with a whole lot of action, romance and lots of steam.
She writes pull at your heartstrings books filled with scorching brooding Alpha men and badass women in search of a HEA.
Because let’s face it—who doesn’t like to spend their time fantasizing about hot guys?
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Title: Beauty & Wreckage

Series: Broken Crowns Trilogy #2
Author: Natalie Bennett
Genre: Dark PNR/Fantasy
Release Date: August 18, 2022
Cover Design: Maria Spada
 
Oh, how the mighty fall.
A merciless bloodthirsty king.
A broken, rage-filled queen.
A formidable match volatile enough to set the world ablaze.
What was once her home is now a rotting carcass of wreckage.
Those who pledged their loyalty have all been slaughtered or chosen to stand against her.
Something sick and sinister watches from the shadows, waiting for the perfect opportunity to bleed her dry.
And the one who can stop it all refuses to do so unless she submits to him entirely.
They weren’t prepared for her to be crazier, more ruthless, and deadlier than all of them.
They underestimated how far someone with nothing left to lose would go to gain back everything that was stolen.
She would sell her soul to the highest bidder.
She’d strike bargains with the worst kind of monsters.
The coveted crown was a dark and lonely thing, but without a kingdom or a name, it’s all she had left to claim.
Bow to the queen and let mayhem reign.

 
 
With a penchant for (writing) villainous immoral men, and a tendency to deviate away from traditional happily ever afters, Natalie Bennett is an international bestselling author of twisted and unconventional love stories.
When she’s not slaying words she’s somewhere in the sunshine state, happily taking life one curve-ball at a time.
 
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Title: Trust In Me

Series: A Beautifully Brutal Book #2
Author: Emma Luna
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance/Enemies to Lovers
Release Date: June 24, 2022
Cover Design: Dez at Pretty in Ink Creations


Every woman in my life has let me down, hurt me, or abandoned me. Which is why the only female I hold close to my heart is Hallie– my daughter.
But being a single father comes with certain challenges, so I hire a nanny.
Someone who can do her hair, tell her stories, and be the motherly figure she doesn’t have.
When Mia starts, I know she’ll be perfect, but I have to keep her at arm’s length. I tell myself it’s because I don’t know how to fix her broken soul from the past she’s so desperate to hide, but in reality, it’s more.
The way I feel about her scares me. She’s beautiful, feisty, and so incredibly kind.
Although I try to deny it, I can feel myself falling for her. And when our pasts collide with the present, we have no choice but to face our demons together and fight.
Will I be able to finally put my fears aside and find true happiness?
Author Note – This book is part of the Beautifully Brutal Series, which are all Interconnected. While each book is about a different couple, they have connected themes and it’s advised the series is read in release order. But they can be enjoyed as standalones. Trust in Me is a dark romance which features scenes that may be triggering for some people. For more details please contact emmalunaauthor@gmail.com
 
 

 
 
 
 
Emma Luna is a USA Today Bestselling dark romance author from the UK. In a previous life she was a Midwife and a Lecturer, but now she listens to the voices in her head and puts pen to paper to bring their stories to life. In her spare time, when she should be sleeping, she also loves to edit, proofread, and format books for other amazing authors.
Emma’s books are dark, dangerous, and devilishly sexy. She loves writing about strong, feisty, but underestimated women, and the cocky, dirty-mouthed men they bring to their knees.
When Emma isn’t writing, promoting, or editing books she can be found napping, colouring in adult colouring books, and collecting novelty notebooks. She also enjoys coffee and gossiping with her mum, playing or having hugs with her gorgeous nephew, who is the light of her life, stealing her parents dog Hector, and curling up on the sofa to watch a film with Mr Luna. Oh and for those of you that don’t know, Emma is a hardcore Harry Potter fan—Team Ravenclaw!!
Thank you for taking a chance on a crazy Brit and the voices inside her head. That makes you a true LUNAtic now too!
 
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