**REVIEW** Loved (Dark Alpha #6) (short story) by Alisa Woods

Today is the release of the final instalment of the new adult, paranormal romance Dark Alpha series, LOVED. Written by the brilliant Alisa Woods (True Alpha short story series), this is a super climatic ending of such a gripping and lovable series. If you are a fan of shifter paranormals, or even romance in general, this is such a lovely series of one proving their love for someone, helping them to escape their unwanted mate, and ultimately showing a sacrifice of their own life to protect the one that they love…

Loved (Dark Alpha 6)Title: Loved (Dark Alpha #6)

Author: Alisa Woods

Genre: New adult, paranormal romance

Released date: March 30th, 2015

Released by: Sworn Secrets Publishing

Length: 60 pages

Blurb: Shifters live in the shadows of Seattle, just under the skin of the alpha male, dot-com entrepreneurs who are building a new Silicon Valley in the Emerald City.

The final installment of Dark Alpha…

Is love stronger than magic? Or will breaking an unbreakable bond destroy them both?

Loved (Dark Alpha 6) is 60 pages or 15,000 words. It’s the final of six episodes in the Dark Alpha serial. Dark Alpha is the sequel series to True Alpha, the debut shifters-in-Seattle paranormal romance from Alisa Woods. 


Everything comes together in this last instalment of Dark Alpha, but not necessarily how we would all expect… LOVED picks up from where we left off in Penance (book 5), where after rescuing his love Arianna from the grasps of her unwanted alpha, Mace, Jak is now sacrificing himself for Arianna’s complete riddance of Mace from her blood, and for the safety of her and her family’s future. With the help of a witch, Circe, the spell should draw out Mace’s wolf from Arianna’s blood, and join Jak’s – where the two will fight it out until Jak’s body can no longer bare it. Only Arianna doesn’t know Jak’s plan.

Many questions are to be asked during the first few pages; will Circe’s spell work and free Arianna from Mace totally, or will Mace’s magic bond be forever mixed with her own blood forever? Plus, will this experience really kill Jak, or is there a shred of hope?

As Arianna witnesses and realises Jak’s sacrifice she cannot believe it. She can’t bear it – she can’t live now without Jak. But, is it too late to save him? And, even if she could, how could she save him? Arianna is completely overwhelmed with Jak’s love and devotion to her, and even towards her family who he doesn’t know. But, without Jak her escape from Mace is meaningless. He rescued her from Mace to begin with- she needs him to carry on, to give her the love and life she wants to be a part of.

And then, we come back to the question, ‘Is love stronger than magic? Or will breaking an unbreakable bond destroy them both?

Not only do we have to worry about Jak’s welfare here, there is also the threat of Mace finding them, and what he’ll do to them when he does. It was only a matter of time before Mace caught up with them. The circumstances were a little surprising and unexpected, but make for a more fearsome scene that is certainly unpredictable, but thoroughly enjoyable.

Throughout this series, I absolutely loved reading a little about Gage, Mace’s brother and Jak’s alpha. He is aware of Mace’s vicious and dark side, but Mace is his brother. At the same time, he saved Jak from a bad life himself, and brought him up like a son. This would be a fascinating character to explore more, and I would love it if Gage showed up in any future work of Alisa’s.

I can’t wait to see what Alisa Woods has in store for her fans next. Her writing is exciting, emotional, suspenseful and dark. You can catch up with both True Alpha and Dark Alpha now available in individual boxed sets, or as individual short stories. These 5* series are not to be missed!

A copy of Loved was provided by the author in return for a fair and honest review.

Loved (Dark Alpha #6) is available at Amazon US and Amazon UK.

Reviewed by Caroline Barker

To find out more info of the previous instalments of Dark Alpha, as well as Alisa Woods‘ first series, True Alpha, along with reviews, please check them all out below:-

Desired (True Alpha #1) – short story

Guarded (True Alpha #2) – short story

Hunted (True Alpha #3) – short story

Captured (True Alpha #4) – short story

Sacrificed (True Alpha #5) – short story

Claimed (True Alpha #6) – short story

A True Alpha Christmas – novella – stand alone short story

Torment (Dark Alpha #1) – short story

Pleasure (Dark Alpha #2) – short story

Deception (Dark Alpha #3) – short story

Escape (Dark Alpha #4) – short story

Penance (Dark Alpha #5) – short story

**BLOG TOUR** ~ Give Me All of You, by F.L. Jacob (includes excerpt and giveaway)

Contemporary Romance


We are thrilled to be participating in the blog tour for F.L. Jacob’s Give Me All of You. Scroll down to read the blurb and an excerpt and check out some teasers. Don’t forget to enter the super giveaway! <3

Beth Emmons would not allow herself fall in
love. She’d been burned in the worst way
possible, leaving her with a secret that made her the black sheep of the
Jake Martin wasn’t looking for love. After his ‘true love’ married another, he
kept to himself and lived the life of a bachelor.
When their paths crossed in Mexico, they
couldn’t get enough of each other. Beth
kept to her ‘friends with benefits’ plan, while Jake wanted more. A pregnancy scare caused Beth to run from Jake. Jake gave Beth the space she needed even if
it was going to kill him. Christmas at the Black Hollywood Club reunited them
and made them stronger.
Now, the family Beth wanted to forget pops back
into her life needing her full attention.
All the while, Beth’s secret is busting at the seams causing her to once
again distance herself from Jake. Jake
decides enough is enough and vows to fight for the love of his life, his real
true love.
Will Beth be able to give herself to
Jake? Can Jake’s love give Beth the
strength she needs, or will her secrets cause them to fall apart again, leaving
them shattered . . . unable to pick up the pieces.
*Give Me All of You is book 3 is the Black
Hollywood Series. It can be read as a

1de41-excerpt The lightening shines again in our room and she rolls to face me. Her beautiful lips are puckered and her cheeks are stained with tears from earlier. I slide into bed and pull her close to me. She snuggles right up and my heart feels like it is going to explode. This is so right. How can she not realize it?

My eyes slowly shut and I’m off into a peaceful sleep with the love of my life.

It feels as though my eyes just shut when I am jolted awake by Beth screaming out into the night. The blood curdling sound has me on my feet before I even know what is going on. I try to blink the sleep from my eyes and focus on the room.

That’s when I see her. In bed curled into a fetal position shaking uncontrollably. “Beth, Beth baby, what’s wrong?” She doesn’t loosen the grip on her legs. I don’t want to scare her any more than she is.

She jerks away from me when I place a hand on her shoulder trying to calm her. If it’s possible I think she actually curls into herself even more. I need her to focus on me. Moving swiftly around the bed to be in front of her, I crouch down to her eye level.

“Beth, I need you to look at me.” I move the matted hair away from her eyes. It takes a few minutes before I see her white knuckles move and start gaining color. Then her eyes meet mine. They seem so empty and scared.

When she finally seems to focus, she lunges at me. I move quickly to catch her body flying at me. If I didn’t know she was truly scared out of her mind, I would have laughed because she knocks me on my ass.

I just hold her. Caress her back and hair. She isn’t crying. If I had to guess I’d say she is in some sort of shock. Time seems to stand still. Then her body starts shaking again. “Beth, shhhhh, it’s going to be okay. Please talk to me. I’m right here. I’m not going anywhere.”

Her breathing seems to calm down and the shaking slows. “Where’d you go baby? Come back to me.” Feeling like I can move without scaring her, I cradle her to my chest and move to the bed again. Siting her on my lap, I rest my back on the headboard.

She looks up and tries to back out of my embrace. “Oh God, Jake, I’m so sorry.” Her hands try to cover her face. “That hasn’t happened to me since I was in school. Fuck how embarrassing.”

Grabbing her hands I pull them away. “You said you wouldn’t shut me out. Elizabeth look at me. What happened?”

Her face falls and she looks away.

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I am a mommy of two, wife to an amazing man, and full time employee. Life is crazy and busy! I started writing again during a darker time in my life in a group write in a Facebook group. They brought back my passion for writing that I haven’t felt since high school and helped me through hard times.
Starting this process was tedious and nerve-wracking, but my amazing ladies and my fabulous husband have inspired me to take my love for writing to the next step.
My current books are Have I Told You, I Won’t Give Up on You, A Very Merry Black Hollywood Christmas, all part of the Black Hollywood Series. Coming Soon will be Give Me All of You, book 3 in the BH Series.
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Anissa’s Redemption, by Zack Love **RELEASE BLITZ** (includes excerpt)

 Contemporary Romance

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Anissa Toma fled war-torn Syria after narrowly escaping the massacre of her Christian family by Islamists. Fortunate enough to rebuild her shattered life in New York City, the young refugee gained admission to an elite college, where she excelled. Her beauty, brains, and purity soon captured the interest of two powerful men: Michael, an activist working to establish Antioch, the first Mideast Christian state, and Julien, her professor and one of the city’s wealthiest bachelors.

As Anissa’s saga continues, the refugee-turned-rising-star must navigate between Michael and Julien, while trying to help her surviving relatives and other vulnerable Christians in Syria. As she gets closer to both men in a complex and evolving love triangle, can she unlock Julien’s traumatic childhood to open up his heart? Or will Julien find greater solace from his nightmares and other demons in the sessions with his intriguing therapist? What will Michael do for Antioch and for Anissa, and what will Julien’s role be? How far will each person go to help Anissa’s remaining family and other persecuted Christians at risk in Syria? Find out in this stunning sequel to “The Syrian Virgin”.


“It’s OK, Anissa. We don’t need to rehash that incident now. I’m just reminding us both that – even though you are the most angelic woman I’ve ever met – you’re still human,” he added with a gentle smile, as he lightly put his hand on mine. “So I’m still taking a risk by sharing this with you.”  

“I understand that,” I conceded. 

“Good. So before I take that risk, I need your most solemn oath that – whatever happens between us – you will never repeat what I’m about to uncover for the first time ever… ” His stare seemed to penetrate my eyes, probing deep into my interior. With so much solemnity surrounding his revelation, whatever it was, I almost didn’t want him to tell me anymore. “Because once I tell you this, there’s no going back.” 

I took a hard swallow and braced myself to receive something that I could never share with anyone. “I swear to you, Julien, on the memory of my blessed parents, and on the future of my people, that I will never tell a soul.”

He nodded slightly, as if to acknowledge my vow, and took his hand back. He let out a deep breath, and his hands began to fidget a little, as if he was trying to decide where and how to begin. I put my glass down on the coffee table, wanting to concentrate as much as possible on whatever he was about to say. After a few moments of silence, he finally spoke.


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About The Author:

Zack Love graduated from Harvard College, where he studied mostly literature, psychology, philosophy, and film. After college, he moved to New York City and took a corporate consulting job that had absolutely nothing to do with his studies. The attacks of September 11, 2001 inspired him to write a novelette titled “The Doorman” and heightened his interest in the Middle East. A decade later, that interest extended to the Syrian Civil War, which provided the backdrop for his latest work. In late 2013, Zack began releasing his unpublished works of fiction and became a full-time author. He has published comedy, psychological and philosophical fiction, and romance. Zack enjoys confining himself to one genre about as much as he likes trying to sum up his existence in one paragraph.

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**REVIEW** ~ Ignition #1 in the Redline series, by Skye Callahan

Must Read Dark Erotic Serial

Adult/18+ Read



When you’re this close to the redline, there’s no room for error—
—or second chances.

A sought after car thief for hire, Colt will do anything for a high—anything for the deafening rush of blood and chemicals that tames the ongoing anarchy in his mind. Fast cars, pain, alcohol, women… his vices come in many flavors, but one woman tempts him closer to the line he can never come back from. She’ll be his hardest theft yet—an action that will set the looming conflict with his brother on a new and violent path.

Aubrey has two choices. The first she knows too well: the alluring businessman who entwined her in his deceptive plots. The second is a stranger. He makes his promises not with a silver tongue but with harsh, blunt observations that Aubrey can’t ignore. Either way, she’s caught between two brothers each seeking the other’s downfall—and neither has a problem taking her down in the process.

My Review *****

Bad Boy Power Play Extraordinaire!

Put your feet up. Pour yourself a long cold drink and settle down to a breakneck read that will get you firing on all cylinders! Ignition is one scorching hot read with a woman caught in the power play between two brothers. The deliciously evil twist from the pen of Skye Callahan is that neither have her interests at heart as they are hell bent on besting each other.

In Ignition, Aubrey escapes her modest upbringing to try and better herself in the big city. It’s not long however, before she is taken in by the charm of Devlin and finds herself indebted to him big time, stripping in his club. As if this wasn’t bad enough she comes to realise that she risks losing a lot more than her modesty.

With nowhere else to turn to, Colt, Devlin’s brother, appears and offers Aubrey a way out. Yet Colt is no prince on a white charger out to rescue damsels in distress. His motivation is more about upstaging his brother Devlin, plus he is not averse to using Aubrey for his own ends. Aubrey is in no position to resist and she is caught between a rock and a very hard place. Should she back Colt on being the lesser of the two evils or is it better to stay with the Devil she is coming to know Devlin? Both are out and out powerful alphas and she could well find herself becoming collateral damage on account of their brotherly feuding.

Colt is one hot, hugely flawed bad boy, who is also damned sexy! He is addicted to the adrenalin rush of stealing luxury cars even more so than the financial reward he earns for his endeavours. His habits are BAD and his needs are DARK and it was not far into the read before I was panting alongside Aubrey the heroine. There are some very hot and naughty scenes and be warned, Colt is one dominant male! I can’t wait to find out where this storyline will go next!

This read will appeal to readers who love dark erotic romance with bad boy alphas and a heroine who is forced to grapple with their dark desires to survive.

Reviewed by Tina Williams

A copy of this work was given to me by the author for a fair and honest review.

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**Anniversary Book Blitz** Enduring Everything, by M. Sembera (includes excerpt)

 Contemporary Romance

We are thrilled to feature the Anniversary Blitz for M Sembera’s *Enduring Everything* one of the author’s Marked Heart novels, currently on promotion for 99c. Scroll down for an excerpt, find out about other books in the series and connect with the author. Tina :)

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Time doesn’t always heal old wounds. Often time makes them worse. Especially when you push those wounds to the back of your mind and focus on the life you want to lead. Then the day comes when you finally have everything.

It is then, you realize that nothing ever goes away.

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In order to put years of heartache and abuse behind her, Ren learned to bury the past deep down inside herself and focus on one thing; raising her daughter Sophia. As the years passed, she found peace in the daily routine of her job and becomes content with being a mom.

On the night of her daughter’s wedding, Ren takes a risk and strays from the predictable world she has set up for herself when her longtime friend Jackson rekindles a loving promise he made to her long ago.

Ren cannot keep her past buried, and the two struggle when old problems start to creep back into their lives. She cannot get her world back in order and her instinct is to shut everyone out.

In the midst of it all Ren is coerced into helping Charlotte, an adopted teenager of her close friends the Roberts’. Reluctantly agreeing, Ren finds Charlotte is in dire need of self-control and direction. Upon discovering they share a similar upbringing Ren feels she can advise Charlotte and keep her from repeating her own mistakes. Taking steps to ensure Charlotte’s recovery, her new found purpose causes a rift in the family she has come to know and love as her own.

Battling issues, both new and old, will Ren & Jacks be able to endure everything life has thrown at them or will Ren give up everything and isolate herself from the inevitable pain that will follow when all her secrets are revealed.

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Smiling, as I kissed the palm of her hand, I had waited for this moment between us for so long. I wanted her to say it. I needed to hear her say yes.

“Ren, you know what I want. Don’t you?”

With a confused look in her eyes she questioned, “Then why did you stop kissing me?”

How could I not love this woman?

“I love you.”

“I love you too, Jacks,”

I couldn’t stop myself from kissing her again, but the moment I did, I knew I needed more from her.

“Marry me.”

“Why don’t we talk about it in the morning?” she suggested, clearly putting off giving me a definite answer.

“You don’t want to get married?”

I watched her tense as she pretended the idea of being married again didn’t scare the hell out of her.

“I don’t see the importance of it.”

Nodding at her, I acknowledged her feelings, but I had already spent too many years being in love with a woman that wasn’t mine. There was no way I was going a step further without her agreeing to be my wife. Not because I wanted to own her, I wanted her to own me.

“I know how you feel about it but I don’t want anything from you. I love you and I want to give you everything I have. I promised you I would give you all of me and that includes my name.”

Nodding back at me, she whispered, “Okay.”

It wasn’t the ‘yes’ that I was after, but ‘okay’ was close enough.

Instantly pulling her into a kiss, I wanted her. I wanted everything she had to give. Ren was never just another girl to me. Even back when sex was the only thing on my mind, it never could have been just sex. Not with Ren. She was my everything, and always had been.

When she pulled away, grabbing the edges of my shirt, whispering, “Come with me,” I couldn’t help myself.

Sliding my hands into the back of her hair, I kissed her so hard she stumbled a little as she stood up. The second I let go, she turned and headed towards her bedroom. Wrapping my arms around her shoulders, I followed close behind.

The moment we stepped into her room, Ren hesitated.

Leaning down, I gently kissed her, asking, “Are you okay?”

“I keep expecting someone to bust in and stop us.”

“Let me go lock your front door, I’ll be right back,” I said with a laugh, recalling the day my dad walked in on us.

At the time it wasn’t funny for my dad to open the door and see Ren in her underwear sitting on my lap. Now that nothing was going to stop us this time, I was able to find humor in the situation.

When I walked back into her room and Ren was sitting on the end of her bed wearing only a bra and panties, I had to mentally talk myself out of leaping across the room onto her. This was supposed to be slow, romantic and she was killing me.

“I wanted to do that part,” I shared, hoping she would let me set the pace.

Leaning back slightly, she offered, “I can put my dress back on.”

“Don’t you dare,” I swore, deciding right then and there, I would die if that happened.

Pulling my undershirt off over my head, I couldn’t take my eyes off of her. Over the years, I had seen her in her underwear twice before this moment. She was more beautiful than I remembered her being. Her body was a contradiction to itself, just like her. She appeared toned and firm but at the same time she had these soft curves that drew all of my attention. I couldn’t wait anymore. As I stepped to her, her eyes shot straight to the wren marked on the left side of my chest. Reaching up, she smiled and placed her hand over my tattoo.

Looking into her eyes, I vowed, “My Wren,” knowing she could feel my heart pound, in anticipation, under her hand.

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Sembera was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and now lives in Brazoria, Texas with her husband, three kids, three dogs and two cats. After writing her first short story when she was in high school, M. instantly fell in love with writing. However, life sometimes gets in the way of aspirations and it wasn’t until years later, when her life calmed down, M. was able to start writing again.

‘For me, each new book I write or character I create feels like the first time and I find myself falling in love with writing all over again’


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C&A Novella #3.5

He was all the things she really wanted and never bothered to look for in a man. He was also the most stubborn jackass she had ever met.

She was an infuriating pain in the ass, and he’d be damned straight to hell if he had to spend even one day without her by his side.

Charlotte and Auggie never thought they would fall in love, and certainly not with each other. Looking beyond themselves to see the worth in each other, they found a love that is worth holding onto. But for two stubborn strong willed people like C&A, falling in love is only half the battle. And their road to matrimony is an uphill fight that will test them all the way to the altar.

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**BLITZ** ~ Twisted Lies, by Sedona Venez

 Adult Contemporary Romantic Suspense


Twisted Lies
by Sedona Venez
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Publication Date: September 20, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Erotic, Fiction, Novella,Romance, Serial, Short Story, Suspense

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It was sick and sordid, and I couldn’t tell what this really was. I only knew when I was around him, he suffocated me with his twisted lies and dirty secrets, only to cruelly resuscitate me—and shamefully, I loved it.

How far do the lies go?

After working her way up, Sinthia Michaels has finally hit it big in the glamorous fashion industry. Young and beautiful, she has it all – a celeb lifestyle, a gorgeous Manhattan townhouse, and a highly anticipated couture fashion line.

The need for revenge

Core McKay, former kingpin of New York City’s organized crime, is now a wealthy and legitimate businessman. However, when Core sets his sights on a corrupt politician, his need for revenge leads him to Sin’s up-and-coming fashion empire.

Trapped in the middle

Weaving together his twisted lies and dirty secrets, Core entangles Sin in his web of deceit. When the backstabbing fashion world, the vicious political arena, and the ruthless criminal underworld converge, Sin becomes trapped in the middle and struggles to fight her way out.

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This is a pseudonym for T.L. Clarke.

Acclaimed author Sedona Venez grew up in New York. She loves to travel and her dream is to one day score a backup dancer gig based on her awesome Zumba dancing skills. She is the author of the Credence Curse series (Breaking the Storm, When Lightning Strikes, Reason to Love). She is also the author of the popular Valkyries:Soaring Raven series.

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**COVER REVEAL** ~ Behind the Lens, by Heather Dahlgren

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        Behind the Lens
By, Author Heather Dahlgren
Release Date: April 24, 2015
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The only thing Kallie Gregory ever wanted to do was take photos. She’s been doing it for as long as she can remember. Having succeeded in becoming an up and coming photographer, she is  living her dream daily. She’s not willing to risk anything to ruin what she’s built.
Jax Burke has been living his dream. He’s one of the most sought after male models with his sexy look,  muscular body and brilliant tattoos that are becoming increasingly more recognizable. He has no problem getting anything that he wants, including the ladies.
When Kallie and Jax meet there’s an instant connection. They become fast friends and spend the majority of their  time together, both realizing how much they have in common with their dreams and goals. The closer they get to each other, the stronger their attraction becomes.
Only problem is, Jax is willing to risk it all for a chance at love, but Kallie is not.
Is it possible for Jax to convince Kallie to see what is behind the lens?
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