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Title: Pretty Little Things (Thieves’ Honor Book 1)
Author: Brooke Harper
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Cover Designer: Angela Haddon Book Cover Design
Publication Date: Nov. 9th, 2023
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Blurb:

They say there are two sides to every story…

Now both sides want to own me, claim me as theirs.

 

I’m a professional thief. High security to picking pockets, doesn’t matter. I’m an expert.

 

So when I’m hired to steal a priceless necklace by a wealthy stranger, I don’t hesitate to take the job. Little do I know, the seemingly normal task will put me in the middle of two of the deadliest gangs in The Quinate.

 

And their leaders might just kill me.

 

Hendrick Agnossio and Jac Miller are the heads of their families—both young and handsome, but violent and brutal killers who see me as their new prize.

 

Their bloody rivalry is generations in the making, and I’ve been thrown right smack in the middle of it.

 

Even though I refuse to be part of their games, I can’t escape them. They’re everywhere, poisoning my thoughts, under my skin, heating my blood…

 

I may be a thief, but they’ve stolen my life.

 

Maybe even my heart.

 

 

Pretty Little Things is book one in the Thieves’ Honor series and is a full length dark contemporary romance. This story contains darker themes, lots of heat, and will end with the heroine having two love interests.

 

Brooke Harper creates dark and sexy worlds for her characters to play. A lover of strong coffee and old tombstones, she spins dark tales of sex and sin, pain and passion, and misery and madness that’ll have you flipping the pages and begging for more.

Dark Contemporary pen name of Harper A. Brooks.

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Duet Title: Vicious Vengeance Duet
Titles: Wicked Heir ~ Savage Throne
Author: Mila Kane
Release: February 1, 2023
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Cover Design: Angela Haddon Book Cover Design

“… a sinfully tempting blend of darkness, heat, drama and intensity.” ★★★★★ Gladys (Wicked Heir)

“This was amazing. The build up. The drama, the chemistry. I loved every single part of this duet.” ★★★★★ Mindy (Savage Throne)

I thought he was my hero, until he locked me in a cage.
Living alone in New York, I never felt safe, but I couldn’t leave.
I was here to find the man I’d lost, seven years ago.
I had no idea that he’d already found me.
I had no idea that he was watching me, controlling my every movement.
He was no longer the rebel kid from across the tracks, now, he’s heir to the most brutal bratva the city has ever known.
I’m in love with a monster, and he’s watching my every move.
Wicked Heir is the 1st book in the Vicious Vengeance duet, featuring a dark, tortured anti-hero and the plucky object of his obsession. It is a dark mafia romance, and as such contains themes which some readers may find triggering. Please read with caution.

Monsters are made, not born. He was both. I just didn’t realise it until it was too late.
He forgave me for running once.
This time, if he finds me, there’ll be no escape.
He’ll make me his wife, even if he has to carry me down the aisle to do it.
And that’s before he knows what I’m hiding from him.
A secret nine months in the making…
 
Savage Throne is book 2 in the Vicious Vengeance duet, featuring a dark, tortured anti-hero and the plucky object of his obsession. It is a dark mafia romance, and as such contains themes that some readers may find triggering. Please read with caution.
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Rebel Torture

A World of Rebel Souls Novel

Genre: MC Erotic Suspense 

By Thetta James

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Ephraim

As the Sergeant at Arms of the Rebel Souls, I keep the peace amongst the brothers and make sure that the rules are followed. We ride hard and play even harder. What was supposed to be a routine night, turned into total chaos. The fiery redhead that I’ve longed for is suddenly taken and the dormant beast within is out for blood.

 

It’s been a long time since I’ve tortured someone. The screams of agony brought peace to my soul. They should’ve thought twice before they took her. I’m the payback that makes you regret your actions and the monster that gives you nightmares.

 

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About Thetta James

I’ve enjoyed books for as long as I can remember. Reading allows you to expand your mind and make you say, what if? Four years ago, I became a part of the Book World as a Blogger, and The Erotic Book Review was born.

I love reading and listening to all genres, but I’m very drawn to Romance on the kinky side of things. I believe pursuing your passion brings out your creativity and allows endless possibilities to come forth. Taking a reader on a journey that forces them to crossover into your world is magic. My love for stories has inspired me to write and share my words. I hope readers enjoy them as much as I loved creating them.

I live in North Georgia, and I’ve been married to the love of my life for almost 30 years. We’re parents of 5 adults and we have 9 grandchildren. We drive a Big Rig for a living and travel the entire US. When I’m not driving, I love writing, reading, and hanging out in my Private Playroom on FB. I love meeting new people and enjoy learning about other cultures. I love watching football and binge-watching TV shows.

One quote I live by… “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending”

 

 

 

 

 

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Title: Absolution
Authors: Anise Storm & Taylor L. Ray
Genre: Dark Romance 18+
Release Date: January 31, 2023
Cover Design: Cady Verdiramo with Cruel Ink Publishing
Dominic Price believed he had a future with Juliana Rutherford until one dark night, she goes missing, and her affluential father has him arrested for her disappearance. After spending nearly two years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, he is acquitted and has one goal in mind – Revenge.
Whitney Greene is content with her life until a voice invades her thoughts. It is a woman, and she needs help that only Whitney can provide. Her world now off its axis, Whitney is about to be tested when sent to help the one man with the power to destroy them both.
Dominic is powerful, wealthy, and so close to exacting the vengeance he sought when a ghost from his past emerges, only she’s claiming that she isn’t the one who’d set him up for a fall before. Whitney tries convincing Dominic that she isn’t Juliana, but he isn’t fooled. The timing is too convenient and the taste of betrayal still too bitter.
Deciding to use her as an additional pawn in his deadly game, what ensues is a series of events causing each of them to question themselves, question each other, and reveals a force more sinister than either could’ve ever imagined. When the dust settles, will absolution finally be found?


Anise Storm is a USA Today Bestselling author of Contemporary and Dark Romance. A Southern transplant, Anise is married with children. She has a love of football, shoes, and tall, dark heroes. When not spending time with family or traveling, she can be found either curled up with a good book or writing.
Taylor L Ray writes funny, flirty, and moderate dirty romances, ranging from dark romance to contemporary. A true GRITS (Girl Raised In The South) once she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Radio/TV/Film, she held down three jobs before becoming a single parent. Born and raised in Texas, Taylor currently resides in the Dallas area where she enjoys patio dining, live music, and being ruled by two feline overlords.
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Vicious Love

A Dark College Romance | A Wicked Empire Standalone

By Jordan Grant

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— Everett —

I loved her when she was just a splattering of freckles and big brown eyes.

When she brought an extra sugar cookie just for me in the first grade.

When our class goldfish died and she held me in front of everyone until I stopped crying.

I loved her even more when she had another man’s baby.

But I hate her for what she did, a chess move in a game of unforgivable sin. I hate myself even more for what I’m going to do to her. I wanted her gone, but I was the one who left. Now, I’ve returned, and I have no intention of leaving again.

This is my campus, and it’s time to pay for your sins, little mouse, because I am a vicious king.

 

— Molly —

I loved him the first day I met him on the playground, when he was all gangly elbows and knees.

When we buried our toes in the sandbox and pretended we didn’t have legs.

On our first day of middle school when he smiled at me across the quad.

He was my white knight, my protector, the one who always made sure I was okay.

But that boy’s dead and gone, and I killed him.

I can’t undo what happened.

I never meant to hurt him. I never meant to hurt anyone.

I was the nudge that toppled the dominos.


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Title: Winter of the Shadow Fae
Series: Land of the Fae Book 1
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Dark Fantasy Romance, Fae, Royalty, Enemies to Lovers
Release Date: January 10, 2023
Cover Design: Dark City Designs

“OMG!!!!!!!! This book was AMAZING!!!! Enemies to lovers, and mystical creatures all wrapped up into one fabulous action-packed story. From the second I started reading I was hooked and couldn’t put this book down.” Sassy Southern Book Blog – By Alisa

5 PHENOMENAL STARS!! Perfect way to start a new series. Ella and Kai were phenomenal….enemies to lovers, what more can you ask for.” 5 Star Review (Rhonda)

 
New York Times Bestselling author L.P. Dover delivers an enticing enemies-to-lovers romance with a magical twist!
Twenty-five years have passed since the darkness was defeated in the Land of the Fae. Since then, the realm has flourished under four courts.
Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall
However, nothing is as it seems. An evil lurks close by, known as… the Shadow Fae. Years ago, a plan was set in motion to keep the darkness alive. But there is one who’s destined to defeat it.
Ella, the future queen of the Frost Court, has trained to embrace her destiny and save her people.
When Kai, the Shadow Fae leader, crosses paths with Ella, he knows it’s his time to strike. Yet things take a shocking turn when he begins to long for the one woman he’s supposed to kill. While passion ignites between the enemies, there is no escaping their fates. Ella is meant to save her people, and Kai has no choice but to end them. A decision must be made… and it 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: Rebel Torture
Series: A World of Rebel Souls Novel
Author: Thetta James
Genre: MC Romance (Horror)
Release Date: January 31, 2023
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ephraim
As the Sergeant at Arms of the Rebel Souls, I keep the peace amongst the brothers and make sure that the rules are followed. We ride hard and play even harder. What was supposed to be a routine night, turned into total chaos. The fiery redhead that I’ve longed for is suddenly taken and the dormant beast within is out for blood.

It’s been a long time since I’ve tortured someone. The screams of agony brought peace to my soul. They should’ve thought twice before they took her. I’m the payback that makes you regret your actions and the monster that gives you nightmares.

**Warning** This book may cause triggers. Please read with caution.
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 

I’ve enjoyed books for as long as I can remember. Reading allows you to expand your mind and make you say, what if? Six years ago, I became a part of the Book World as a Blogger and The Erotic Book Review was born.

I love reading and listening to all genres, but I’m very drawn to Romance on the kinky side of things. I believe pursuing your passion brings out your creativity and allows endless possibilities to come forth. It is magic to take a reader on a journey that forces them to crossover into your world. My love for stories has inspired me to write and share my words. I hope readers enjoy them as much as I loved creating them.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sinner’s Obsession

A Brother’s Best Friend Dark Romance

Syndicate of Sinners Book 1

By Bianca Borell

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Genre: Dark Romance

Release Date: February 23

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When sin and innocence collide, passion ignites.

 

Aurora McNamara refuses to continue living in fear. More than anything, she yearns to be free from her cruel father and his nefarious plans.

 

When she’s whisked away under the cloak of darkness, her circumstances take an unexpected turn.

 

Unwilling to allow her choices to be taken from her once more, Aurora plots her escape. But how can she tear herself away from the one man whose skilled touches and tantalizing kisses leave her breathless?

 

Kieran Hunt belongs to one of the world’s most feared syndicates. Cold. Ruthless. Jaded. A merciless sinner with no conscience and no regrets. His sole goal is to destroy the man responsible for his father’s death.

 

By honoring a blood oath, he claims Aurora as his wife. But what was meant to be a marriage of obligation instead awakens intense feelings he can’t ignore.

 

Aurora, with her innocent beauty, is his and anyone who dares to challenge that will feel his wrath. Can a marriage filled with secrets and ever-lurking danger survive? Or will their blooming love prove powerful enough to overcome all obstacles?

 

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Title: A Tortured Temptress
Series: Knights of Purgatory Syndicate book 2
Author: E.M. Shue
Genre – Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: January 17, 2023
Cover Design: KL Donn with Alluring Write Productions

Breathe. Push forward. Step one foot in front of the other. This has been Giselle’s mantra every day since the day she died and was reborn as someone new. In order to remain hidden, Giselle knows she can never love. She can never get attached. She must bury her pain and live a lie. But all that changes the moment she crosses Shane’s path.
War has left Shane hating life and searching for a reason to live other then duty. When he spots Giselle, he sees around the shroud she hides behind. He sees the pain and lies that mar her skin. Her darkness mirrors his own. She is meant to be his. His to love. His to heal and protect. His everything.
When Giselle’s previous life catches up to her, Shane will do anything to protect her from the horrors of her past. Even if it means he must let her go.
From award-winning author E.M. Shue comes the next installment in her dark mafia series, Knights of Purgatory Syndicate
E.M. Shue is an Alaskan award-winning romance author. She is proudly featured in K Bromberg’s Everyday Heroes World, Aurora Rose Reynolds’ Happily Ever Alpha World, KL Donn’s Mafia Made Series, Susan Stoker’s Special Forces Operation Alpha World, and the soon to be released Devil’s Handmaidens MC Collection.
She published her first book in 2017 after having a dream that later became the Beverley Award winning, Sniper’s Kiss. Since then, she has gone on to win this award three more times with different books and has published over thirty titles.
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Title: Fatal Distractions

Author: Virginia Wallace, Loren A. Douglas, Catalyst Jost and Chris Taylor

Genre: Horror, Dark

Publisher: Self Published: Virginia Wallace

Release Date: January 14, 2023

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Welcome to an off-kilter, dark, and often humorous world.

It’s a world that reminds us much of our own, but not quite.

These eight literary offerings are the stuff of dreams—or nightmares. But even nightmares can provide a much-needed distraction, pulling us away from our cares for just a little while …

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Virginia Wallace Bio:

Virginia Wallace is a native of the Chesapeake Bay region, on the Southeast coast of the United States. Nomadic by nature, Virginia has lived all over, from the mountains of New England to the rolling hills of the American Heartland.

She began her creative career during her late teens and early twenties, working as a freelance portrait and commercial artist. She slowly transitioned into writing, eventually self-publishing three novels for the ‘indie’ book market. 

As a writer, Virginia Wallace has always worked at meshing modern stories with a lush style reminiscent of 19th-Century American and European literature. Her novel ‘When the White Knight Falls’ marks her debut into the mainstream book market.

Excerpts from Fatal Distractions

Excerpt #1 ( 83 Words) – Borrowed Time

Nineteen-year-old, newly-married Elinor Winthrop stared down at her dead body. 

It was strange, she thought, that she felt more curiosity than horror. Death was supposed to be a frightening thing, wasn’t it? Instead, she’d felt only a sudden pain in her head, and then … nothing. It was as if she was a candle, one that had simply—and rather matter-of-factly —been snuffed out. 

She knelt over her fallen body, eyeing it as though it was someone else’s corpse, and not her own.

Excerpt #2 ( 130 Words) – The Budsem Affair

“MOM!!!” gasped Holly. “What’s this?” 

“Don’t donate that,” said Mom, sounding alarmed. “That’s important to me!” 

“Why?” demanded Holly. “Is it from your wedding night?!” 

“Not exactly,” said Mom, blushing. “You always asked me how your father and I met?”

 “Yes …” “Maybe it’s time you knew,” said Mom. “And please, don’t donate that corset! It’s part of the story.”

 Holly eyed her mother with a raised eyebrow. Her mother had always just been … Mom, and her father a sweet—if occasionally clueless, and always honest—man. A leather corset certainly did not jive with her impression of her parents! 

“Go on …” prodded Holly, perhaps against her better judgment. 

“It was a sunny afternoon,” said Mom, “in 1972, in San Francisco. I was twenty at the time …”


Excerpt #3 (69 words) – The Protocals

 FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS, THE PLUTONIANS HAVE BEEN monitoring the earth from afar. 

At first it was just satellite data, readings taken from across the galaxy. But eventually a starship crew was trained to speak the language of one of earth’s dominant cultures, and sent to orbit the planet. 

Now, it was time to examine the earth up close and personal. Soon it would be time to infiltrate it.

Excerpt #4 (192 words) – Five Candles

“WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!”

 “Leave me alone, Mom!” snapped Jake, still brandishing his Glock. “These things are possessed!!!” 

His mother was dressed in a flannel gown, and her gray hair was wrapped tightly in curlers. “Are you doing them again, the drugs?” she demanded. 

“Why are you shooting my candles?!” “BECAUSE THEY CAME ON ALL BY THEM‐ SELVES!!!” shouted Jake. “One at a time, like some goddamn ghost turned ‘em on!” 

Maria DeCarlo walked toward the makeshift shooting range, ignoring her son’s brandished weapon. She picked up what was left of one of the candles, and held it up for inspection. 

“They didn’t come on all by themselves, the candles,” she said calmly. “You hold the switch in the middle, and the timer sets itself. They came on one at a time because I set them one at a time. I set them for early morning because that’s when I say the rosary. I like them when I pray to the Virgin.”

 Jake held his gun behind his back, ashamed. “So they’re not possessed?” “How messed up are you?!”demanded Maria bluntly

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