12 Romantic Suspense novels... 12 Bestselling Authors... 12 days to get it...
Books in this Anthology: Sarah Robinson - Tainted Bodies (The Photographer Trilogy) Alyson Raynes – Deception (The Fixer Series) Kim Black – Discovered (The Cover Series) Pepper Winters – Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark Series) Chelle Bliss – Throttle Me (Men of Inked Series) LP Dover – Meant for Me (Second Chances Standalone Series) Aleatha Romig – Consequences (Consequences Series) TK Leigh – A Beautiful Mess (Beautiful Mess Series) Brooke Cumberland – The Intern (The Intern Serials) Clarissa Wild – Fierce (Fierce Series) Missy Johnson – Desire (Desire Series) Roxy Sloane – Seduction (The Seduction Series)
About Sarah: Sarah Robinson first started her writing career as a published poet in high school, and then continued in college, winning several poetry awards and being published in multiple local literary journals.
Never expecting to make a career of it, a freelance writing Craigslist job accidentally introduced her to the world of book publishing. Lengthening her writing from poetry to novels, Robinson published her first book through a small press publisher, before moving into self-publishing, and then finally accepting a contract from Penguin Random House two years later. She continues to publish both traditionally and indie with over 18+ novels to her name with publishers like Penguin, Waterhouse Press, Hachette, and more.
In her personal life, Sarah Robinson identifies as queer and is happily married to the gentle giant of her dreams. The duo recently welcomed to the world their first baby, Norah Grace. They have a home full of love, snuggly pets, and are living in Arlington, Virginia.
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This anthology was a collection of already-published novels, all brought together in order to donate 100% of the proceeds from the Playing with Fire anthology will be donated to RAINN: Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network- The nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization! https://www.rainn.org/
Ok...I haven't read them all, but a few of them…and several others are waiting in my kindle library right now ;) If the ones I have read are any indication of what the rest of these fantastic authors have in store than you better go one-click…I did even though I own all but 2 already *smh* hubs is going to have my head! Anywhoo…I am attaching my reviews of the one’s I have read…you won’t regret grabbing this box set…what a deal and for such a great cause!!!
Deception by Alyson Raynes: Deception is book #1 in the Fixer series! As always, I am stingy with a 5 star but this was an easy 4.5 for me…I loved it!
Brook is a 30-something year old woman taking her first steps to a career. She has been in a relationship for 11 years with her boyfriend who happens to be a very important lawyer…however; all that Brook knows is not what it seems. Meeting Dylan Prescott is both the best and worst thing for her…but you will have to read it to find out why. A deceptive relationship and newfound desire leave Brook in danger. Though she is a grown woman, her life experience is lacking and she is very immature in many ways. She has had bad things happen to her and in my opinion looks at the world through somewhat foggy rose-colored glasses. I wanted to slap her several times…she was not my favorite character…but I grew to love her strength and stubbornness.
Dylan…OMG! Hot, hot, hot alpha male with a shady side. The sexual tension between him and Brook…yummmm! Strong, protective, romantic…ugh I loved him, but there is so much more to him.
This book had me by the balls from the beginning…thank god I had Promiscuous (Fixer #2) ready and waiting! I could not stop reading…my only dislike is the time frame between their meeting and their getting together, a year passed in the blink of an eye and I felt as though I missed out on something in that time. However, I was completely and totally immersed in the hidden story…I wanted to know more and my mind didn't stop questioning and wondering. This book is not your basic two people meet and have great sex and there is a slimy bad guy in the shadows whose bad intentions are thwarted and that's the end…nobody is what they appear to be, there are characters you will love and hate…ones that will throw you for a loop and make you question continuously, and there are secrets around every corner. The story line was deep…filled with inner turmoil, unknown external forces, secrecy, and panty dropping sex. It is an intense love story amidst danger and secrets that I would definitely recommend to anyone (18+) who is looking for a well-written read that will suck you in and make you want more. I will not say it is a happily ever after because there is so much left unanswered, but it is not a cliff-hanger that will piss you off either…you will just want Promiscuous right away.
Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters: I don't even know where to begin with this review aside from "WOW!", "Holy hell!", and "I am DYING to read Quintessentially Q!"
What would any of us, male or female, do if taken and sold into the sex slave industry? Honestly? Me, I would survive...come hell or high water...but at what cost?
Tess had a sad and lonely childhood growing up unloved and uncared for until she met her boyfriend Brax. Brax was sweet and affectionate but plain, unadventurous...safe. She wanted to be satisfied and happy but she wasn't. Never did she think that being taken and sold while on vacation with Brax in Mexico would allow her to uncover her darkest desires and possibly the fulfillment that has been missing from her life. I admired Tess's strength and gusto...though I did get a little annoyed with her a few times. She is strong...a survivor, a fighter...and maybe a savior as well.
Q lead a privileged yet tortured life. Witnessing vile and despicable things growing up warps him and leads him on a path most could not imagine. As hard as he fights the monster within him it is always there, lurking beneath the surface. He saves the broken, the weak...but should he break the strong or continue to fight the monster inside to live a life devoid of feeling and maybe even love? His character is so complex...arrogant, dominant, powerful, damaged, shattered...broken. I just wanted to hold him and comfort him...shield him from the bad he had endured in his youth that made him become what he was. I completely and totally fell in love with Q. I just can't even describe how his character pulled at my heart and soul.
This book had my heart racing and in my throat from the very beginning...seriously, I had to force myself to put it down and feed my family. The raw and honest emotion, the secrets to be revealed, and the reality kept me enthralled. I cannot wait to read the next installment of Tess and Q's adventure!
Warning, this book is by no means for the faint of heart and will be offensive to many. It deals with dark and evil situations that come from one's worst nightmares...that are also real in our world. There is physical and mental abuse, there is rape, and there are dominant and graphic sex scenes with bondage and abuse. That being said there is emotion and lots of it...good, bad, raw, gut-wrenching. Pepper Winters did an outstanding job of making the characters come to life that, as a reader, I felt what they felt...I sympathized, I cried, I got pissed. There were many scenes that literally felt as though my soul was being removed from my body. If you like, or can handle, glimpsing into the darker part of life that many people look at through rose colored glasses then I would highly recommend this book...I LOVED IT!!!
So...now that that is out of the way...I am going to buy QQ so I can immerse myself back into Q and Tess's lives for a little longer.
A Beautiful Mess by T.K. Leigh I am giving this one a 4.5 stars, though it is seriously on the fence for a 5 star…and I don't give those out lightly.
Poor Olivia….how can you not feel for her with all that she has been through? Coming off as a reclusive and timid individual at first you quickly realize that she is very independent and strong, with a very unhealthy detachment to life and need for casual hook-ups. As strong of a front that she puts up, it is easy to see inside how terribly fragile she is. I felt sorry for her and loved her from page one, though I wanted to slap up her upside the head on more than one occasion.
Alexander Burnham…aka Mr. B…OMFG *sigh* the epitome of a sweep you off your feet knight in shining armor and overprotective controlling bastard alpha male rolled into one. I freaking loved him, minus all the stupid decisions he made throughout the story that I also wanted to slap him for.
The intensity of Oliva and Mr. B's chemistry grabbed a hold of you from their first meeting, no matter the amount of denial. However, you add in a past not remembered and a past never forgotten, guilt, deception, danger, and the mystery players…ahhhh I could not put this book down and completely devoured it in less than a day! The sex scenes were the perfect blend of hot as hell and emotional for me. There is just so much complexity in their relationship I don't feel I could do it justice in this review.
I found myself laughing out loud, crying, and nearly throwing my tablet by the end as pissed as I was with Olivia. I loved the sub characters, especially Olivia's best friend Keira…who I hope there is more of in A Tragic Wreck. If you have not read this book…go one-click that bitch now! However, as mad as I was when I finished it you may want to prepare and have A Tragic Wreck waiting in your library…now I am off to see if Olivia will redeem herself.
This was an amazing compilation of may different authors. I am so glad that i bought this. Not only did i help a great cause by purchasing this, but i also have found so many new authors to enjoy. I will continue finding the works of all the authors that contributed to this anthology. I wrote separate reviews for each book that were in this! Awesome job ladies!!!