Geoffrey “Frey” Hartley- soldier, helicopter pilot, boxer, martial arts expert – is the biggest, baddest Gargoyle shapeshifter in the Stone Society. After too much death and destruction, he hung up his dog tags. Now he is the owner of Lion Hart Dojo and Gym. For almost six hundred years, Frey has spent his life protecting humans while secretly praying for a family. Some of his Clan are finding their mates, but the fates aren’t making it easy on any of them.
Abbi Quinn – teacher, wife, sister – is an abused, broken down young woman. After her parents’ death when she was seventeen, Abbi hung up her dreams along with her ballet shoes. Married to an abusive, controlling man, Abbi can’t remember what love feels like. When a stranger offers her a way out of her horrid situation, Abbi is torn. She tried leaving once before and the result almost cost her life.
When Frey finds his mate in the beautiful yet subdued Abbi, the pull between them is undeniable. He vows to find the smile hidden beneath her pain, to give her back her dreams, to see her dance. He will do whatever it takes to rescue her from the hands of her husband, even if it means protecting her from the sidelines.
What can I say? I ABSOLUTELY LOVE Gargoyles. I know I say that every time I read a book in The Stone Society Series but, with each book I fall more in LOVE with each Goyle! Frey was no exception! I LOVE Frey! Faith has a great writing style, draws you into her books and doesn’t let you leave until you have completed reading them.
I really enjoyed this story although some of the subject matter was difficult to read since it delves into domestic violence. I felt that the abuse aspect of the story was written very well and was very believable as well. I found myself having to put the book down at times because I literally wanted to reach in and choke Troy. I love that Faith Gibson keeps the previous characters involved in each book while also giving me teasers of stories to come.
There is a lot of story in this book. Faith touches on a lot of emotional issues, but you aren’t brought down by the weight of it all. Parts of it are beautiful, funny, and ugly, but so genuine, you can’t help but get caught up in everything. I found myself laughing, almost crying, cheering quite a bit, and getting pissed off.
Faith Gibson popped my paranormal cherry, and I’m pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed it as much as I did. I wasn’t overpowered with Gargoyle-specific stuff, and I could really sink my teeth in this book (pun definitely intended). She’s written a very good story, and I’ll definitely be reading the previous books in this series to get caught up on all the Gargoyles.
I have to say that prior to Frey, Gregor was my favorite gargoyle and book. Not so anymore!
An excellent well told story. If I could I would give this story more than 5 O’s but since I can’t 5 will have to do. If you haven’t started the series and you are just reading my review I have to tell you to start reading this series. One of the best series I have read. Cannot wait for the next book to come out. I know who I want to read but I will just wait for who the author decides is next up in the series. Enjoy!
I fell in love with Frey the moment he first saw Abbie and we are shown his softer side.
It’s no secret that I am a die hard fan of the Stone Society Series, but this book really is my new favorite. Faith has written a sometimes heart wrenching love story that captured my soul. I can’t imagine a more perfect example of a truly good man than Frey, he is my new BBF!
Shatter Me – Lindsey Stirling, featuring Lzzy Hale
Hush – HELLYEAH
Caught in the Sun – Course of Nature
True Colors – Cyndi Lauper
If You Only Knew – Shinedown
My Demons – Starset
Waking the Demon – Bullet for My Valentine
Everlong – Foo Fighters
Bully – Shinedown
Song of the Caged Bird – Lindsey Stirling
If you are involved in an abusive relationship, please seek help NOW. Talk to a friend or
family member, or contact a hotline. Nobody deserves to be abused.
Links to Domestic Violence Hotlines:
Ty Boudreaux is a man who saves people for a living. He’s a paramedic who plays the field but is growing tired of the game.AnnaBeth Bellaforte is a beautiful socialite whose family has deep ties to Louisiana politics and is immersed in the lavish lifestyle that provides. Her family has ideas and expectations for her.
Ty is blue collar. AnnaBeth is a pure Southern Blue Blood.
They have nothing in common but their attraction. Or do they?
Can the peasant be enough for the princess?
Is Ty destined to be the man who sets AnnaBeth free?
Is AnnaBeth willing to go against everything she’s ever known for a man who awakens her unwanted desires?
Sometimes your hardest choice is to live for you and say the hell with everyone else’s expectations.
She loves to incorporate pieces of her home state of Louisiana into her writing.
Jules Donovan has been in and out of unsavory foster homes and repulsive motels her entire life. She’s known nothing but loss, abandonment, crime, and pain. Now that she’s aged out of the system, she can’t remember ever having dreams for her future because she’s constantly fighting for daily survival.
When she meets the Riley brothers, there’s something about them that draws her in. She’s never let her guard down, but Dante and Holden make her feel valuable, like she actually matters. And for the first time in her life, she senses something she’s never experienced before—protection.
But can these mysterious brothers keep her safe from the dark monsters that lie in wait, ready for their final revenge? And how in the hell does older brother Dante know so much about her anyway?
Unbeknownst to her, things have been set in motion ever since she was ripped from her mother’s womb and, as each jagged piece of her life unfolds, she will begin to wonder, who’s really in charge of her fate?
**TRIGGER WARNING…this novel contains non-explicit scenes of abuse. There is strong language throughout. Relinquished is intended for mature readers**
When she’s not reading, writing, or hanging out with family and friends, Kimi spends her time in the kitchen trying to come up with vegan meals that don’t taste like cardboard.
Volunteering is extremely important to her, and she and her family work with several local non-profit organizations. A portion of her sales will always go to charity.
Currently, she writes contemporary romance stories under her real name Kimi Flores and grittier romantic suspense novels under her pen name K.A. Hunter.
Author Ella Dominguez
Reviewer: Lita Thomas
Stars: 5.0 ★★★★★
An erotic psychological thriller. Stand-alone novel.
Warning: Contains detailed sexual encounters & profanity. Intended for readers aged 18+.
Beauty lies in the truth.
A wife with a thirst for revenge desperately trying to save her marriage while hiding in the shadows of her memories… A woman with questionable intentions, a sketchy past and a taste for unavailable men… A husband in love with his wife, a man mesmerized by his mistress, a willing hostage caught between two obsessive women.
A murderer, a liar and a cheater. You think you know which one is which, but nothing is as it seems. After all, everyone wears a mask. Some are just better at hiding the truth than others.
Lies will be exposed. Truths revealed. Blood shed. All in the name of something far more potent than love and much more toxic.
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I was gifted a copy of this book for an honest review. Altered States by Ella Dominquez is a book that is a departure from what I have previously read by the author. This book is an erotic psychological thriller that had this reader guessing the entire story. A story so well written that what you thought was happening was nothing like what you end up finding out once the true story unfolds. There were so many twist and turns that every time I thought I knew what was going on something else happened. I had not read the synopsis prior to reading the book and I am glad that I hadn’t. The beginning of the books set the scene. Someone is at the police station being questioned by the police. The story is than told how the person arrived at the police station. I do not want to give away too much of the story but all you need to know is stay sharp, pay attention and do not assume anything. Once the true story unfolds the story between the players things do not end like you would think so be prepared. Just when you think things cannot get stranger hold on to your hats. By the end of the book I was worked up into a true state of crazy with a goofy smile on my face. I give this story 5 O’s.
A full-time mom, wife and healthcare worker, Ella was born and raised in a sexually repressed, strict Christian household in the bible belt of the USA. This upbringing and repression contributed to her wicked imagination and writing has been her only outlet for her sexual fantasies. Finally at the sexually mature age of forty, she mustered up enough courage to share her naughty thoughts and put pen to paper. She sincerely hopes to find her niche in writing erotica in all forms, be it romance or paranormal.
“I don’t consider myself an author. I consider myself an avid reader above all else, and someone who simply writes the stories that the characters in my head tell me to.”
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When I saw the bruises on Nami’s arms, I wanted to kill the man who’d put them there. Now that I realized just how far her marriage was from a fairy tale, I knew that something had to be done. But what?
When Reed Stirling discovers that the woman he loves is being abused by her brute of a husband, he knows he can’t just leave. He has to save her, no matter the cost. Even if it means paying with his freedom…or his life.
Princess Namisa Carrmoni has resigned herself to a future of pain and misery in exchange for the safety of her little sister, but when she sees Reed again, she can’t help but hope for a better ending.
Don’t miss the final installment of M.S. Parker’s sexy and intense Exotic Desires Series.
Living in Southern California, she enjoys sitting by the pool with her laptop writing on her next spicy romance.
Growing up all she wanted to be was a dancer, actor or author. So far only the latter has come true but M. S. Parker hasn’t retired her dancing shoes just yet. She is still waiting for the call for her to appear on Dancing With The Stars.
When M. S. isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading- oops, scratch that! She is always writing.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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Deceit starts off HOT right at the beginning of the book! It definitely sucked me in right from when I read the first words. Lainie Suzanne hit another great book out of the park!
This is the 3rd book in the Nexus series and I loved it! And, this is Leo’s & Gina’s story which kept my attention from beginning to the end. I would say no cliffhanger but, definitely written for more stories to tell.
I do love the women in the Nexus Series because they are real women with real curves and real flaws.
And, Lainie Suzanne I just finished and I already can’t wait for the next book to come out!
If you love BDSM stories then The Nexus series is for you.
Deceit was gifted to me for an honest review. But, I also bought the book because I like to support my authors! I give Deceit 5 stars. What’s next Lainie?
Sixteen Months ago.
“Holy shit,” she said softly. “That’s a nice car.”
“You like it?” he asked, sounding proud of himself.
“Who wouldn’t?” The newest model convertible Corvette Stingray was likely the sexiest car of them all. She’d always had a fondness for sports cars, but she’d never been truly fond of Corvettes. At least not until they recently released the Stingray again.
Max stepped in front of the car, blocking her view of the car. “Happy Birthday.”
“How…?” Confused she studied him. “How did you know?”
“What? That it was your birthday or that you’d want that car?”
Courtney peered around him. “That… That’s for me?”
“It is,” he told her. “Now go check it out.”
Feeling slightly off kilter, Courtney slowly moved around the car, her gaze darting between Max and the sleek shark gray metallic car.
“Seriously, Max. This is… Well, it’s incredible, but you know I can’t take this car.”
“Yes you can,” he told her simply.
The top was open so she peered inside, taking in the sexy jet black leather interior. She wondered what it would feel like behind the wheel.
“Get in,” he told her as he opened the passenger side door.
When he slipped into the car, she grinned. What the hell. It wouldn’t hurt to take it for a test drive, right?
And then, when they got back she’d tell him she couldn’t keep it. Because falling in love with him was one thing, accepting a car that likely cost him close to a hundred grand was something entirely different.
“Pull over,” Max instructed when they were hidden by a copse of trees deep on his land. He’d wanted her to test drive the Corvette, but admittedly he’d had something else in mind as well.
Another birthday present for her.
Courtney stopped the car, frowning when she looked over at him.
“Don’t look so upset,” he said with a smile. “Now get out.”
If he wasn’t mistaken, there was a hint of concern in her eyes, but he shrugged it off. He didn’t want to think that she’d fear him for any reason. She’d surprised him earlier when she muttered for him not to hurt her and he had to wonder where that was coming from.
Then again, she knew him, knew what he was capable of. But in the same sense, if she ever thought he would hurt her, she didn’t know him at all.
Once she met him at the front of the car. Max turned to her, taking her into his arms and crushing his mouth to hers, his hands trailing the thin fabric that covered her. She’d worn a skirt, which had been his suggestion and again, he’d had something in mind when he made the request. He had to wonder whether she’d figure that out yet or not.
Easing her back onto the hood of the car, Max pulled back enough to look at her.
“Kick off your shoes. Wouldn’t want you to scratch the paint.”
Courtney grinned, and her shoes hit the ground.
“Now for my next gift,” he told her.
“And that would be?” She asked, grinning.
“An orgasm. On the hood of your car.”
Hmm. I like the sound of that.”
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Sometimes love isn’t beautiful…
Sometimes the only way to describe it is beautifully brutal.
If you think you know him… You’re wrong.
If you think you know his family… Wrong again.
If you think you know his story… You don’t.
If you did, you’d likely wonder how the hell a man like Maximillian Adorite managed to make it to this point in his life. At twenty-nine, he’s experienced more than most people could only ever imagine, all thanksto his family. Organized crime they call it. Mafia.
No matter how they spin it, it comes down to one thing. Max gets what he wants. Except for the one thing he wants most.
Her name is Courtney Kogan.
And now that he’s had a taste of her, Max knows he’ll never be able to let her go.
The Southern Boy Mafia series is a spinoff from the Sniper 1 Security series. It has been set up to be read without reading Sniper 1 Security, however, the characters will frequently cross over.
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New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards launched her professional writing career in July of 2012. Having been an avid reader all of her life and a huge fan of creative writing, it seemed the likely path for her to take. Since then, she has released fifteen books and has no plans to stop. As her full-time career/hobby, Nicole writes steamy contemporary and erotic romances. Nicole is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who was born and raised in Texas. Married with three kids and four dogs, she has plenty of interaction to keep her imagination brewing. Her books have been featured in USA Today’s Happy Ever After segment as well as Indie Reader’s best seller list. She has forged her way as an independent author. Although she has a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, she prefers to be hiding out in her writing cave, talking to the fictional characters that have built up in her head over the years. When she isn’t writing or plotting her next book (sometimes translated to “playing on Facebook”), Nicole loves to read and spend time with her family and her dogs.