Release Blitz: Crush Me by Stasia Black

Crush Me by Stasia Black

Release Date: January 31, 2017



From the very beginning, I suspected I was making a bargain with the devil. I accepted Bryce Gentry’s position as his personal assistant knowing there was more to the job than answering emails and taking meeting notes. I mean, so what if he likes to watch me do my office work without my shirt on? No big deal. All I care about is making ends meet and taking care of my son. But Gentry seems determined to make me a pawn in his personal vendettas and power plays.

And then there’s Gentry’s handsome former collaborator and current rival: Jackson Vale. Jackson makes me FEEL. He makes me feel alive. Feel sexy. Feel in control and out of control at the same time. He makes me want a future when I can barely manage the day to day.

For a girl like me, it’s dangerous to want. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in this life, it’s to never put my heart on the line.

The stakes of these games are getting too high, too fast. It was just supposed to be a job. But now I’m stuck between two men intent on destroying one another. Will I make it out of this with my heart, soul, and body intact, or will this CRUSH ME?

Warning: Contains triggers and dark themes which may be distressing to some readers.





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Stasia Black is an author who’s drawn to romantic stories that don’t take the easy way out. She wants to see beneath people’s veneer and into their dark places, their twisted motives, and their deepest desires. She likes to toss her characters into the tempest and watch them hurt, fight, bleed, and then find out what, if anything, comes out the other side. Come along for the journey because it’s one helluva ride.


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Natalie-Nicole Bates is a book reviewer and author. Her passions in life include books and hockey along with Victorian photography, Frozen Charlotte dolls, and antique poison bottles.
She currently resides in the UK where she is working on her next book and adding to her collection of 19th century post-mortem photos.

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After a devastating accident, Barret Atkins has accepted a quiet, solitary existence. His life is turned upside down, when he finds the badly injured Kansas Smith, left for dead in a case of mistaken identity. As Kansas begins to recover, Barret must face some deep scars of his own. When the couple begin to fall for each other, their lives spin into a revival of past hurts, jealousies, and betrayals, causing Barret to put a halt to their budding relationship.
Barret’s hesitation causes his best friend-turned vicious rival, Duncan Craig, to pursue a friendship with Kansas. Where will this leave Barret? Can they all hold on long enough to escape Kansas’s attacker, and will they ever conquer their own inner demons intent on keeping them apart.




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Book Tour: The Enigma Series by Ditter Kellen

Enigma:What Lies Beneath
Enigma Series Book 1
By Ditter Kellen
Genre: SciFi Alien Romance

Doctor Abbigail Sutherland is used to being alone. Between twelve hour shifts at the hospital and looking after her eccentric father, she has very little time for much else. Until an unexpected call one night, sends her racing to the lab where she discovers a secret that could change the world forever.

Hauke awakens after an underwater explosion, strapped to a bed and on his way to a site known as Area 51. His only hope for survival lies in Abbie Sutherland, the beautiful doctor that saved his life. Amidst a deadly virus, seemingly impossible to stop, and a corrupt Government placing a price on their heads, Hauke and Abbie run for their lives, uncovering conspiracies, deceptions, and a love that won’t be denied…

Recommend reading the books in order. This is not a serial, and it does have a happy ever after, but the story moves forward with a new hero and heroine in the next book.


Enigma Series Book 2

As a Bracadyte Princess, Naura is forbidden to visit the surface. Until an explosion near her home in Aukrabah, leaves her injured and in the arms of a land walker named Anthony Vaughn. Recognizing him as her mate, Naura will stop at nothing to be with Tony. Even if it means her life.

Anthony Vaughn doesn’t exist. Having his family tortured before his eyes, and his past erased by the CIA, he no longer has a soul. The last thing he wants or needs is the responsibility of protecting the beautifully naive Naura from a ruthless Government that wants her head. Danger and seduction become a constant companion in a world of intrigue, conspiracy and a deadly epidemic that threatens to destroy them all.


Enigma Series Book 3

On a mission to save his people from being destroyed, Vaulcron must team up with a human reporter known as the Great White Shark. She’s beautiful, cunning, and definitely hiding something. Vaulcron will do anything for his family, even if it means breeding with the one woman who can destroy them all.

Mallory Cahill hasn’t become the lead reporter of Channel Eight News by being weak. Feared by some and hated by many, she’ll do anything to get the story, no matter whose toes she has to step on to achieve it. When Vaulcron, a Bracadyte prince, virtually falls into her lap, Mallory jumps at the chance to interview him. She doesn’t count on falling for the gorgeous alien any more than she expects to be running for her life from the very government who had promised to protect her.


Enigma Series Book 4

A legendary healer fully devoted to his people, Zaureth is one of the most powerful Bracadytes in Aukrabah. But his gifts come with enormous responsibilities and a heavy price—a vow of peace and celibacy. From the moment he meets Amy, a tiny human female born without sight, those vows are threatened. She calls forth every protective instinct he possesses, along with a desire he is powerless to deny.

Amy Brighton may have been born blind, but she doesn’t need sight to know how she feels about the Bracadyte healer. Their first touch forges a connection between them too strong to resist. Now Amy must overcome a lifetime of dark uncertainty if she wants to live, and turn to the only light she will ever know. Zaureth…



Enigma Series Book 5

Raised by the Cuban cartel, Nicho “Oz” Ozele learned early on that it was far better to be feared than loved. Now he’ll use everything in his formidable arsenal to stay alive. Even if it means abducting the incredibly enticing sister of his most hated enemy. Wanted by the mob and running from the deadly Incola virus, Oz turns to the only family he has left—the Bracadytes.

Taken hostage by her father’s killer, Maria wants nothing more than to see Oz dead for his crimes against her family. With all she has, she fights Oz at every turn. Until one night on the open water, he risks his life to save hers, forcing Maria to choose between the need for revenge and her heart’s strongest desire.


Enigma Series Book 6

Half human, half alien, Gryke is the most vicious Bracadyte in Aukrabah. His hatred and distrust for the land walkers runs deep—especially for Fiona Henagar. The female Marine is smart, gorgeous, and self-sufficient. With every breath, she confounds him and attracts him. But when she steals the ancient Bracadyte scrolls, Gryke has no choice but to confront his feelings for her and go after her.

Fiona Henagar doesn’t have time for love. She lives a life of duty to her country until her son, Andrew, is kidnapped by the government. Stealing the Bracadyte scrolls to pay off her son’s kidnappers, Fiona vows to stay one step ahead of Gryke—and her growing feelings for him. As they fight against government plots and spies, will they succumb to their deepest desires or will old prejudices tear them apart?

Enigma Series Book 7

As the daughter of the vice president of the United States, Josie Reynolds must adhere to certain rules; very little interaction with the outside world, and definitely no contact with the deadly Bracadytes that live beneath. Until a chance meeting in the halls of the White House brings her face to face with the giant alien known as Braum. He’s gorgeous, mysterious and undeniably dangerous. But the forbidden had always been Josie’s weakness…

Watching the beautiful Josie from a distance is no longer enough for Braum. Though his head demands he stay away, his heart refuses to listen. Braum’s entire world is turned upside down when he leaves with the vice president’s daughter, and returns to Aukrabah. Danger, jealousy and desire all war together to create an explosion of passion that threatens to burn them alive. If they survive…


Feb 14th, 2017!!

Ditter Kellen has been in love with romance for over twenty years. To say she’s addicted to reading is an understatement. Her eBook reader is an extension of her and holds many of her fantasies and secrets. It’s filled with dragons, shifters, vampires, ghosts and many more jaw-dropping characters who keep her entertained on a daily basis.

​Ditter’s love of paranormal and outrageous imagination have conspired together to bring her where she is today…sitting in front of her computer allowing them free rein. Writing is her passion, what she was born to do. I hope you will enjoy reading her stories as much as she loves spinning them.

 Ditter resides in Florida with her husband and many unique farm animals. She adores French fries and her phone is permanently attached to her ear.


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Release Blitz: Becoming Mrs. Lockwood by K.I. Lynn

Becoming Mrs. Lockwood by K.I. Lynn

Cover Design: Mayhem Cover Creations

Release Date: January 30, 2017



Every girl has dreams of meeting Prince Charming, or at least I know I did.

A fairy tale-like meeting of love at first site.
Real life and fairy tales are very different.

I’m just a small town Indiana girl that had a chance encounter with one of Hollywood’s golden boys. You may think you know where this story goes—not even close.

Life is different. Marriage is hard. It’s even worse when you’re strangers.






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K.I. Lynn is the USA Today Bestselling Author from The Bend Anthology and the Amazon Bestselling Series, Breach. She spent her life in the arts, everything from music to painting and ceramics, then to writing. Characters have always run around in her head, acting out their stories, but it wasn’t until later in life she would put them to pen. It would turn out to be the one thing she was really passionate about.

Since she began posting stories online, she’s garnered acclaim for her diverse stories and hard hitting writing style. Two stories and characters are never the same, her brain moving through different ideas faster than she can write them down as it also plots its quest for world domination…or cheese. Whichever is easier to obtain… Usually it’s cheese.

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Release Blitz: Intertwined by Sasha Brummer

Intertwined by Sasha Brummer

Cover Design: Sommer Stein/Perfect Pear Creative

Release Date: January 30th, 2017




Amplified emotional highs have been my downfall. I’ve lost parts of myself to the dark corners of my heart because of the damage others have inflicted.

Whiskey might be able to ease the burn of one’s soul, but this time it might not be enough to survive. Instead of letting me wither in the cracks of my desiccated soul, he pushes me to appreciate the scars, instead of avoiding the bruises.

I’ve had more than my share of sanctioned hell, and I am through living in a limbo between who I should be and who I am. I won’t allow myself to become a casualty of my own mind again.

I am no longer carrying the obscurities of my life around with me when he chooses to stand and fight beside me.

With him, I finally see what it means to be living.



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A self-published author by night and all around busybody by day, Sasha is an international baby, born in gorgeous South Africa. Her cultured lifestyle is one that many don’t get to experience. When she’s not preoccupied with reading romance novels, she’s hashing out new ways to translate a titillating and libidinous scene onto a page.

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Book Tour: Invisible by L.A. Remenicky

By LA Remenicky
Genre: Romantic Suspense

They found each other. Then the killer found them. Detective Jackson “Jax” McKenna walks into a psychologist’s office and finds that the doctor bears a striking resemblance to his first love, Lainie, who disappeared ten years ago after their disastrous first date ended in violence. Dr. Elizabeth Parker is really Elaine Wilson, Jax’s Lainie. She’s been in hiding since the night that changed both their lives. Jax discovers the truth when the killer lets Lainie know he’s found her. When Jax and Lainie go on the run to keep Lainie safe, old feelings resurface as the killer threatens their lives. Can Jax save Lainie and help her stay Invisible?

L.A. Remenicky ~ Love Stories With A Twist

L.A. Remenicky is a wife and mother of two fur kids. A payroll professional by day, she writes out the stories in her head by night.

 An avid reader all her life, she finally put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) during NaNoWriMo in 2012 and has never looked back. When she’s not typing away on her latest story with music playing in the background, she can usually be found spending time with her family and friends.


Book Blitz: Valentine Countdown (Day 1) Hosted by Loving the Book

Kathryn Olsen (aka Kaki) has been to 17 countries on five continents. 

After an illustrious upbringing in Massachusetts, she studied English at Brigham Young University. As a result, she’s been known to find theological flaws in zombie lore and Peruvian sacrifice metaphors in Superman movies. 

When not working a desk job or overanalyzing media, she enjoys writing about anything from possessed iPhones to dragon-smuggling androids and has been called upon to lecture on writing by various organizations. 

Her debut novel, Swan and Shadow, was published in March, 2016.

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 “Aislin is cursed. A regular college student at night and a swan during the day, Aislin can only break the curse by finding her true love. But when her beloved discovers the truth, will his fear override their love? This modern adaptation of Swan Lake will help you discover what love really means.”

Playing it by ear usually just meant that we’d spontaneously find a new store to check out or eat at a favorite place, people-watching all the way. Natalie got two guys’ phone numbers before we even boarded the T. I knew she wouldn’t ever call them because she liked keeping tally more than actually dating.


“Your turn next,” Laurie announced after getting one herself.


“I don’t need phone numbers. I’ve got Nick.”


“And we’re very happy for you,” Natalie said impatiently, “but flirting muscles can atrophy.”


“Two-timing isn’t my style,” I retorted.


“This isn’t even that,” Natalie insisted. “No physical contact necessary.”


“Or encouraged,” Laurie added helpfully. “That’s the lazy girl’s way to a man’s heart.”

“Whoa.” I held up a hand. “Now you’re just fighting dirty.”


“You’re stalling,” she shot back. “Get moving.”


Nick would probably laugh at the guys I chose, but it would be fun to give it a shot and it would shut them both up.


“Nick won’t find out,” Natalie reconsidered. “It’s just a number, not a fling.”


“I’m not the type to have flings,” I pointed out.


“You’re not over the hill yet, and neither is green sweatshirt at six o’clock,” Laurie answered. “Go for it.”

Green sweatshirt guy had dark hair and a cute enough backside for me to look forward to a front view.


“Go, fight, win,” Natalie added before shoving me in his direction.


He wasn’t facing my way, so he didn’t see me stumble like a nervous freshman. By the time I was ready to approach, I’d found my footing and was now a casual passerby. He got bonus points for not having earphones plugged in and reading a book. Since I wasn’t Aislin, I couldn’t use Twain as an icebreaker. That narrowed my range of pickup lines, but they were all good ones.


He turned to check the route of an incoming train and looked bewilderingly like I’d just made his weekend. “Hey,” he said. “I thought you were booked today.”


I suddenly forgot every clever thing I had planned to say. “I’m sorry,” I blurted out. “Did I reject you before?”


“Not really,” he said with a laugh. “You do remember our last conversation, right?”


“Honestly, no,” I said. I might have seen him before, but nothing about him was familiar. “Your name starts with a D?”


“N,” he corrected, his smile going a little wooden. “Well, this is humiliating.”


That went for the both of us. He looked a little like one of our football players, but . . .


And then my brain caught up.  “N?” I asked quickly. “As in Nathaniel?”


“I knew we’d get there eventually,” he said, looking slightly less crestfallen. “Does that mean you’re not going to dinner with me?”


“Nate from Michigan, the future physical therapist . . .” It was time to let an explanation fix things. “My sister has told me so much about you.”


Color flooded back into his face and I couldn’t tell if he was blushing or just relieved that he had made a lasting impression. “Your sister,” he echoed.


I dug into my purse and whipped out my real license. I held it up for comparison so he could see I wasn’t bluffing, and then handed it over for closer inspection.


“I’m Maeve,” I explained, “and you’re Aislin’s favorite person on campus.”


His red face was now definitely caused by a blush. “Aislin didn’t mention her sister was a dead ringer,” he admitted.


“I promise I’m not crazy. We just haven’t been introduced.”


He passed the license back, turning the handoff into a handshake. “I’m Nate,” he said. “Some crazy is good.”


I wondered if he’d feel the same if he ran into my sister before she’d washed leaves and twigs from her hair.

“I’m glad you know that,” I said, letting go of his perfectly nice hand. “It’s nice to meet you.”

“You too,” he commented. “So, what were you actually doing over here?”


“Trying to get your number,” I admitted with genuine embarrassment.


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Book Tour: Quest for the Harmonicon by Randy Lindsay

Chase Freeman is a boy with a heart for adventure stuck living in dull Drifter Flats. The only exciting thing that ever happens in his small town is Eclipse Day and even that isn’t enough for Chase—until he sees the strange ball of light streaking across the sky. Enlisting his best friend Jordan, her little brother Luke, and Harlan the smartest boy in school, they follow the light to an American Indian medicine circle. Drawn into the middle of it, the four friends are suddenly teleported to the Battlementals dimension along with the school bully Brendan and his friend Lena. 

Once there, they find an elemental people desperate for them to accept the grand quest to save the universe. A deadly alliance has pulled it out of balance and, soon, everything will vanish altogether. Friends and enemies will have to find a way to work together to assemble the Harmonicon, defeat the Salt Giant, and find their own undiscovered abilities that will help them complete their quest. But when dark secrets are put in the wrong hands, their mission unravels and time is quickly running out. As the universe systematically starts to disappear, Chase and his friends race to put all the elements they’ve gathered together, but will it be too late to save it?



RANDY LINDSAY is a world traveler. Which sounds impressive until you realize the worlds he visits exist only in his mind and on the pages of his novels. He claims to prefer this method of sightseeing because he can stop at any time, go to the kitchen, and indulge his ice cream addiction. When he isn’t busy making things up he likes going to movies with his wife to watch what other people have made up and plays board games with his children who are in the habit of making up the rules as they go along. 

Battlementals: Quest for the Harmonicon is Randy’s third published book and the first in a series of stories that take place in the Battlemental universe. He switched to writing full time in 2011 and has had two novels published through Bonneville Books.

His journey as an author has been an exciting one, full of unexpected discoveries. One of those being the decision to focus more of his writing on middle-grade fantasy. The fact that the style feels more natural to Randy might be an indication that he is really just a kid at heart.

The second unexpected discovery was that he enjoyed marketing. Book signings, writing workshops, and podcasts about storytelling all gave him opportunities to discuss what he loves with others who share the same interest. This combined with the decision to write middle-grade stories led to his development of C.A.S.T. (a program intended to show children and teens how to incorporate storytelling into their everyday lives).

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Then something weird happened.

Even though the tree continued to scream, it sounded far away and kind of wobbly. Chase scrambled to his hands and knees. The tree, the bug-covered Sabers, and the saber leader shimmered like a reflection on a pond after a pebble has been tossed in.

The longer Chase watched, the more wobbly the tree sounded and the more wiggly the scene in front of him looked. A quick glance around showed that he and the other champions appeared the same as they always had. Whatever was happening wasn’t affecting them.

Whisper flitted from spot to spot, changing shape so fast that Chase couldn’t make out what it looked like from one moment to the next.

When he turned his attention back to the battle, everything in front of him looked smudged, like a giant eraser had been rubbed across the tree, the Sabers, even the grass. The longer he watched, the more all of it thinned and faded, until finally nothing remained.

Chase had a brief flash of a blank spot in the world where the tree had been standing and then the ground popped back into place. The tree, the leaves, the Sabers, and the bugs were all gone. Only a large circle of yellowish-green grass existed.


Chase looked at Whisper, remembering Proteus had mentioned the word. “Is that what’s going to happen to Earth?”


“Is that what’s going to happen to us?’


Having a strangely-dressed old man tell him the Earth was going to be destroyed was one thing. Actually watching a part of the universe disappear was another. The other champions stared at Chase. Lena’s eyes were big and round. Jordan nervously held Luke close to herself.

“Does this mean what I think it means?” asked Harlan.

“It does,” said Chase, “if you think it means we’re in really big trouble.”


Casting for Battlementals: Quest for the Harmonicon

Chase Freeman, the Air champion. Chase is a free spirit. This picture of Leonardo DiCaprio does a great job of capturing Chase’s look.

Jordan Rathburn, the Water champion. Alexis Bledell at the Teen Choice Awards has the look and the ponytail to be Chase’s best friend, Jordan.


Harlan Pendernack, the Earth champion. Although not as annoying as Urkel, Harlan is a nerd and this picture captures that image nicely.


Luke Rathburn, the Sun champion. Luke is younger than the rest of the cast. Mason Gamble, when he played Dennis the Menace, would’ve been perfect for the role.



Brendan Hastings, the Fire champion. Brendan is slightly older than the other children. Take a few years away from Thomas F. Wilson, when he played Biff in the first Back to the Future movie, and give him red hair and you have Brendan.


Lena Colebert, the Moon champion. Lena tends to be cold and distant to the rest of the champions.  Winona Ryder, when she played Lydia Deetz in Beetlejuice, is a close match for how Lena should look.


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Book Blitz: 101 Ways to Stay Off the IRS Radar by Abby Eisenkraft, EA

Abby Eisenkraft is the CEO of Choice Tax Solutions Inc.   She is a federally licensed Enrolled Agent (EA), an Accredited Tax Advisor (ATA), Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP) and a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC).

Abby started her career in tax as a preparer, and quickly gained a reputation for successfully dealing with difficult tax problems, including those previously unsolvable by other tax professionals.  She currently specializes in tax controversy cases such as federal and state tax audits, non-filer cases, residency audits, international matters, etc.

Abby is passionate about defending taxpayer’s rights before the IRS and State Taxing Authorities.  She is a speaker on various tax and financial topics, a consultant (specializing in the self-employed), and is often quoted in the press as a tax and financial expert.

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Abby Eisenkraft is one of America’s leading experts on IRS problems – and how to prevent them. Informative, slightly irreverent, and definitely not your typical IRS guide, this tax pro shares her experiences in the tax trenches, defending her clients against the IRS. Learn from the mistakes of others, and save time, money and grief.



Abby says — No need to fear the IRS!  Arm yourself with knowledge.  Tax Pro Abby Eisenkraft takes you through 101 mistakes NOT to make – save yourself time, money and grief.
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Audio Tour + Review: Deathless & Divided by Bethany-Kris


Deathless & Divided

by Bethany-Kris
Chicago War #1
Narrator: Roberto Scarlato
Publication Date: December 2016 (Audio Edition)
Genres: Audiobook, Mafia Romance, Organized Crime


Lies and love. This is how a war starts.A life for a life. That’s the mafia way. Damian Rossi owes his life to a man who is ready to collect. That payment comes in the form of an arranged marriage to the daughter of another leading family in the Chicago Outfit. He’s ready to follow through, even if that means making sure Lily knows she’s his. Lily DeLuca isn’t being given a choice. Forced home to marry a man she doesn’t know and back into a life she’d rather forget, her world is full of half-truths, buried pain, and uncertainty. But Damian is nothing like she expects. His motives aren’t clear. Her beliefs are being tested.

When it comes to this world, no man can be trusted. Someone is ready to flip the Chicago Outfit on its side all for the promise of something better. But no one runs a clean game and these men play for keeps. When blood begins to paint Chicago red, four families will be divided by loyalty, hatred, and revenge. There is no hiding. There is no safety.

No one is deathless.

No one.


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Damian was learning a lot of things he hadn’t known before. “It might not be too late to fix that, Dino.” “Trust me, those bridges are good and burned. Nonetheless, I was old enough to be the one who looked out for my sister. Ben always tried stepping in at times. He wanted her in schools he picked; I let her choose her own. He wanted her back in Chicago the moment she graduated; I let her go on to do whatever the hell she wanted.” That didn’t sound like a bad thing, necessarily. “I had to keep my distance though,” Dino continues, rubbing at his forehead. “Ben’s a nasty fucker when he wants to be. I let him believe my choices with Lily were about controlling my family how I saw fit. That, when I was ready, I would bring my sister home and what he deemed appropriate for a girl of her status and name.” “Which is what?” “Marry her off to get her and us higher,” Dino said.

What does your family name mean to you? For some, a family name can mean wealth, poverty, isolation, freedom or more. The families that you are born into mean everything, depending on which part of the country you live in and what status your family maintains. For instance, a prince may be able to revoke his title, pass it on to another family member, or abandon his duties—but his name alone would create distance, engulf those around him with a sense of indifference or maybe even false relationships. In this story, Bethany-Kris entertains her readers with children who grew up in the mob, being forced to remain forever tied and bound in blood.

When Lilly Deluca is asked to come back home, to Chicago, after graduation—she is a little hesitant to go back to the family name. Everyone knows who a Deluca is in Chicago because of the Outfit. No one knew her through her travels in Europe—but she figured that she was going to be forced back at some time. Once she returns, her brother Dino, instructs her that she is to be married to a man named Damien Rossi. Rossi was someone who she was familiar with, but it doesn’t make the sting any less—knowing that she doesn’t have a choice of choosing her own husband crawls under her skin. After becoming reacquainted with Damien, sparks fly but it doesn’t change the imminent danger brewing among the families in the Outfit. Death has come in the form of revenge and lies, to all families—blaming one another for the act. A war is on the rise, Damien and Lilly want nothing to do with it when it comes—but somehow they end up right in the middle. With nowhere to hide, no place to go that they won’t be found—they are forced to endure what the family name has reduced them to. What can be done to justify all of the wrong and put it back to right? What will it take to find happiness in a world where no one can be trusted?

Bethany-Kris has an intriguing story-line with great character development. The pace moves a bit quicker than I would have liked, making the story confusing sometimes at times to follow. It would have probably been more effective if the focus was more on the inner-workings of the Outfit or even the Deluca family; however, this author chooses to have romance as the main focal point. Since an audio book was provided, grammatical and spelling errors do not apply to this review. The narrator was a bit stiff with his words, but certain scenes were good for it. If you are a reader of organized crime and romance, you may find this to be an entertaining story with a little twist. Since this is the first installment within the Chicago War Series, readers are able to jump right in.

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“Why did you join the Outfit?” she asked, honestly curious.

“I didn’t know anything else and I didn’t really want to. It was the only family I ever trusted enough to want to protect.”

His frank, straightforward answer took her by surprise.

“Do you still protect it?”

Damian smiled. “The most important parts. The parts I think should be kept.”

Lily didn’t respond because she really didn’t know how to. Damian tugged off his suit jacket and loosened his tie before kicking off his shoes. When Lily still didn’t make an effort to remove her own heels, Damian bent down, lifted her right foot and slid off the stiletto. His fingers ghosted along the arch of her foot before he dropped it back to the floor and repeated the motions with her left side.

Instead of standing when he was done, Damian stayed down on his one knee as the warmth of his hands skimmed over her calves. His touch traveled higher until his palms rested along the back of her thighs and the tips of his fingers pressed into the hyperaware skin under her dress. Desire swept over her senses like a tidal wave, dragging her under the current quickly. She didn’t think it was a devastating feeling but instead, heady and lovely.

“It’s been a long day,” Lily said.

“It has.”

“I suppose I should thank you for taking care of me today.”

Damian’s lips curved into a sinful smirk and his blue eyes glimmered with wickedness. “I didn’t mind.”

“And that kiss was … nice,” Lily said. “Before the whole killing thing, you know.”

“So you said.”

“I’d like to do that again. With you, soon.”

“Now?” he asked. “Because here, I’m not liable to stop at kissing your mouth, Lily.”

Lily laughed, feeling so off-kilter it wasn’t even funny. “Aren’t you supposed to protect my honor or something until the wedding?”

“That was not discussed and you’re old enough to make that decision. Not that I think something physical would be bad between us—I told you I wanted that, anyway. What was discussed, was that the marriage would happen, regardless of how it came about so long as it did.”

“You’re not such a bad pick,” Lily admitted.


Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to three young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.

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