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4.02  ·  Rating details ·  796 ratings  ·  128 reviews
Don't go outside.
Stay away from your windows.
Don't look the witches in the eye.

Once a year, the bridge between the living and the dead is opened and witches compete in The Deadly Games for a chance to speak with those that have crossed over. Each coven needs a human to participate, and this year I'm forced to help the Hex Coven, a group of sexy witches mourning the loss
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Kindle Edition, 139 pages
Published October 31st 2018
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Alaina
A lot better than I thought it would be.

The Deadly Game was an interesting book. In it, you will meet Camila. Where she lives, is kind of cool in a creepy kind of way. There's a curfew.. and if you are caught outside after a certain time - well, you are fair game to play a deadly game. One where witches need a unlucky human to help them through three trials.

Now it was interesting that one of the witches knew Mila. It seemed like they had a crush on one another so I was wondering where it was goi
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Jennifer
On the Day of the Dead, anyone left outside at curfew can be forced into the Deadly Games by the witches playing it. Camila finds herself in just that predicament, but it turns out that the coven of guys that she is helping is not so bad. As they go through the trials of the game trying to earn a chance to speak to a dead loved one, Camila discovers a growing bond between them.

This was a good quickie. Yes, there is a little insta-bond going on, but it's necessary as the book is only a 140 pages
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Felicia
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THIS WAS SO GOOD! I am so upset that it was so short! I wanted more!!

In The Deadly Game, Camila lives in a town where it’s common knowledge that once a year on the Day of the Dead witches compete for the chance to see someone they knew that died. If a human is in their house at the start of curfew they are safe from being forced by witches to participate in the games. Well, Mila finds herself outside only ten minutes to curfew with a witch working magic into her mind. That is until Luca finds he
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Jessica Robbins
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-kindle
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

These two authors together created one amazingly dark RH romance novel I must say. As the story gets started it reminded me of that awful movie The Purge only so much better. On one night a year all humans have curfew to be inside where the magic will protect them from the game that the witches will be playing for the night. The problem is that each group of witches requires a human to compete so they do
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Camila
Nov 21, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fucking-terrible
Y’ALL.

I just accidentally read a fucking STANDALONE.

Aca-cuse me????

Wtf G Bailey???

I have so many questions.
None of which I’ll voice.

Alright so I’ll recap.
Here I am in search of another RH to read and I stumbled upon this one, seeing as Bailey was an author I decided to give it a go. Thought it was a series.

When I first found out the MC was named CAMILA.
Hello, that’s my name. Better RE-PRE-SENT. All I’m sayin. Anyway, that was my first red flag.
(Any Phoenix’s or Katrina’s out there sharing my s
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Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
ONE LINE REVIEW

This got pretty boring pretty fast.

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Tiera McMillian
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: march2019
If this wasn't one of the shortest books I've ever read then I might have DNf'd it. What is sad is that the book has one of the more interesting premises but was so insanely rushed that it couldn't have even begun to be developed. It was a skeleton of what it could be.. which oddly seems a little fitting with the cover. Either way I felt we were left with the bones of what could have been something great. For those of you new to G. Bailey's work.. this is not the norm, though she writes fast pac ...more
Shannon
Nov 02, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a tough one for me. I liked to premise of this story. I thought it was original and the characters were likable. But, I feel like it was maybe rushed a bit. It felt like the a lot of details were skimmed over. While I liked the characters and their connection, I didn’t feel really connected to any but Luca. I know it sounds like I didn’t like it, but I actually did. I just would have liked more character delevopenent, feel a bit more of a connection to them and between them. The storylin ...more
Megan
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First off let's talk about the cover of this book. It is absolutely beautiful. From far away it makes you stop but when you actually look at all the detail that went into it? So amazing.

I love the concept of this book. The deadly game. It's pretty much exactly what it sounds like. It gave me Hunger Game vibes. Mixed with something spooky.. but since I don't watch any time of scary movie I have nothing to compare that too. Anyways... Mila was a good female MC and I loved the guys. I loved this s
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Renée
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Deadly Game is a dark reverse harem story, co-written by two amazing authors. The storyline flows perfectly with no distinct differences between G. Bailey and CoraLee June’s sections of the story, and it will leave you wanting more from these two authors.

*****

On the night of the Day of the Dead there’s a 6pm curfew, you don’t want to be stuck outside and forced to participate in the Deadly Games by the witches.
Unfortunately for Camila she didn’t make curfew, but luckily she runs into an ol
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Charlotte
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*WARNING* contains adult situations
I enjoyed this story immensely. This is a short one, but that's what I liked best. There was a lot going on in this story, but the author didn't have to drag it out to make interesting, captivating, or entertaining. The straightforward storyline was amazing. There were intimate scenes written, but they were short and didn't dominate the story. I will be looking for more books but this author.
Diana
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a cute read. It has insta-love and a HEA. The 4 main characters are cute and likeable. There is no depth to the characters and the plot moves along easily with dilemmas being solved very quickly. Normally these types of things would bother me. But, it worked for me in this story. I didn’t mind the short-comings. I really enjoyed the read. My one wish was that it was not a standalone (I know...shocking). This story would have been great as a series.

Helle Gade
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I first fell in love with the cover. Now I have fallen in love with the story.

Recipe: You take a cauldron, then add a pinch of magic, love, creativity and finally a tiny piece of you soul. Gently stir it until the potion is perfect. Add it to an empty book and readers will love it.
Let the games begin!
Meka Weaver
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Crazy good.

I loved it. It was dramatic with magic, fights and murder. The story was sweet and romantic and Spicy.. It had a dark feel taking place on the day of the dead. Dangerous covens running rabid! Playing a game of life or death what's not to love.
Irestia
First, I’ll say that this isn’t a dark book, so if that’s what you’re looking for, move on. I thought it was going to be a Hunger Games sort of book, but that’s not what this is at all. I really loved this book at first, but I enjoyed it less as I went on. The setting fell a bit flat, I didn’t like the MC and the villain, and the plot annoyed me in some places. I’m not sure whether it got worse in the second half or the appeal just wore off.

Side note, I’m honestly shocked that this is a G. Bail
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Jessica Smith
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Actual rating of 3.5 stars.

Camila is cutting it close, today is Dia De Los Muertos, The Day of the Dead. The one night each year when the humans lock themselves inside their houses, under the shadow of a protection spell, in order to stay safe from the witches who flock together to play the Deadly Games. In order to participate, each coven MUST ha
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RH & Romance Review
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When I heard these authors were doing a collaboration, there was no way I wasn’t going to read it. I mean, they’re titans of their craft; both excellent writers (though, very different writing styles, I think), both know how to enthral you, and both know how to make your emotions dance like a circus monkey. I was not disappointed on any level. I’ve not read any standalones by CoraLee June, but G. Bailey is a master at writing a fully developed standalone that gives you everything you need from a ...more
RH & Romance Review
When I heard these authors were doing a collaboration, there was no way I wasn’t going to read it. I mean, they’re titans of their craft; both excellent writers (though, very different writing styles, I think), both know how to enthral you, and both know how to make your emotions dance like a circus monkey. I was not disappointed on any level. I’ve not read any standalones by CoraLee June, but G. Bailey is a master at writing a fully developed standalone that gives you everything you need from a ...more
Missy Brown
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I knew that a pairing of these two would be good! And I was not disappointed. This story is an interesting concept of the day of the dead. I mean a chance to talk to a loved one already passed, interest caught. Add in three hot witches, yeah I fell just as hard for them as Mila did. There is so much going on here, but it was easy to follow.

Starting off we are introduced to Camila, or Mila, she is on her way to put flowers on her momma's grave before the curfew for The Deadly Games. If you are ar
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Cassandra Cobb
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Deadly Game by G. Bailey and CoraLee June. These ladies, when on their own, create some wonderful storylines and worlds we'd all love to be part of. But together? Together it's like it amplifies their ability! I just.. LOVE!

This book grabs your attention with such a gorgeous cover that you're like "alright, I know the setting of time for this book". Then we have an FMC who thinks things through at the beginning, letting us know the stories of old sh
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Kayla Pipkin
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reverse-harem
Such a unique and interesting story line.
I loved how these two authors came together to write this plot.
I'm not sure what to say without giving too much away.

First off, and I know so many have already stated this, but this cover is AHMAZING!!
I love the dynamic of it.
The colors.
Everything.
While it conveys (as well as the title), I don't see this as a "dark romance."
There are some things that I could maybe see making it dark, but I don't really think there are.

Mila misses her mother, hence the re
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Cristina Hidalgo
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Jordan
The Deadly Game is an exciting and unique collaboration written by two of my favorite authors! When I found out G Bailey and Coralee June were teaming up to write a book I knew it would be good, but this was better than I expected!

Every year on the Day of the Dead, witches can compete in the Deadly Game for the ultimate prize, to speak to the dead. But there's a catch. They need a human to pass the trials in the game. Lucky for the Hex Coven, Camila doesn't make it home on time this year, and is
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 Diana Davis
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Deadly Game: A Dark Reverse Harem Romance Kindle Edition
by G. Bailey
I borrowed this book via Kindle Unlimited. I am leaving an honest and fair review.

A trio of sizzling, smexy, spellcasters persuade Camila to join them in The Deadly Game on Dia de la Meurtos – the day of the dead (not the Romero kind!) in order that they can communicate with their murdered brother, if they win. And only three Covens have won the right – in over 100 years. The Hex Coven, and any Coven, requires a Human to hel
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Courtney Dunham
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adorable story and cool concept!!

Really enjoyed this collaboration between Coralee June and G Bailey ❤❤❤. I thought the concept surrounding Dia de los Muertos was refreshing and loved seeing the things each author brought to the table and how well they meshed. Liked the concept around needing a human to win the witches' game. I have to say I have a huuuuuuge crush on Luca!! Dont get me wrong, Matt and Bass were hot, sensual, goofy, and had some adorable moments with Mila too, but I always fall f
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Margaux Espinosa
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First I just want to take a second to say, this cover is freakin gorgeous!!! Ok now onto my rambling on about my thoughts on this book (aka my verbal diarrhea).
This was sooooo good!!! The whole idea of the games, it was spooky and reminiscent of those purge movies mixed with the hunger games. But that’s not even really it, just the closest I can get in my brain right now. The puzzles, riddles and danger Mila and the guys face is equal parts thrilling, intriguing and magical. What starts as a n
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Amoreena
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I am probably in the minority here, given the high ratings this book has but it was just okay for me. I liked the storyline enough but the characters were ‘meh’; I wasn’t invested and didn’t really care what happened to them. There are certainly interesting aspects to the story and characters and had they been explored and developed more, I might be writing a different review! Especially since there were so many opportunities to do so!

Where this book really falls short, however, is the writing
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Dharia Scarab
Great stand alone, with an interesting and well developed story. Can’t wait to see more from this author in this universe.



Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...

1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.

2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.

3 stars... This book was ok, b
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Brittany
Ok, but had more potential

I liked the blurb. It's what made me pick up this book. I thought it had potential from the firat chapter. Everything after that felt so rushed. It felt like the a lot of details were just skimmed over. How was any of the trials supposed to be deadly to humans... she just knew everything, minus the first one... and the bond just happened way too fast. See I liked the characters and their banter, I didn’t feel really connected to anyone. Needs more character delevopenent
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Penny Ellen
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This cover is amazing and is what had me wanting to read this great story with a unique twist on Day of the Dead. I love these authors individually so naturally when they write together you get an amazing story.

Mila is reserved, sweet and caring
Luca is loving
Bass is mischievous
Matt is intense
This story is fast paced, with lots of action, has soulmates, witches, it’s hot and steamy, and has kick a$$ characters. I loved this story and seriously wanted more. Coralee and GL were able to write great
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