Southern Ballz Release Day Teaser

Happy Release Day, B.B. Blaque! 💀👑

The newest addition to the RBMC is now live!

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It all started when the RBMC wanted to get their hands on Brooklyn. It was a good move for the founding member of my club, the Malevolent MC, but someone needed to take the reins with our chapter there—someone they could trust—someone –Malevolent. The old man wanted one of my guys from the Marines to patch over to them and made the deal to trade me to the RBMC. The one condition was that I step in as president of the new RBMC Brooklyn chapter. Easy, right? I’m a guy from another club. A “southern belle” they say. Redhook expected me to step right in and take the most coveted of the five boroughs. It meant Crucifix would have to share, and believe me he wasn’t so thrilled with the idea.

Now, it’s almost Thanksgiving and I’m in New York City feelin’ like a fish outta water. The guys are ball breakers, the chicks too. I know it’s gonna be a challenge, but after four tours in Afghanistan on the elite Force Recon team I’m always down for one of those. They aren’t countin’ on my southern ballz and it can be to their advantage, or a really big mistake. 

The real test of my abilities will be her. Vixen is like no one I’ve ever known and could be the best or absolute worst part of my new life as a Ba$tard.

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— Southern Ballz by B.B. Blaque —

Royal Bastards MC

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Release Date: December 7, 2021
Genre: MC Romance/ Romantic Suspense
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👑💀 Start the RBMC, New York Chapter!

Book One | Rotten Apple: Amazon
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Royal Bastards MC Series

3rd Run

July 6, 2021 – January 4, 2022

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Welcome to Royal Bastards MC where loyalty is king.

29 of your favorite authors have come together to bring you a brand-new series.

27 stories.

One hell of a ride.

https://www.royalbastardsmc.com/
https://www.facebook.com/royalbastardsmcbooks/


A Vow Of Lust & Fury Release Day Teaser

#AVowOfLustAndFury is now live!

Happy Release Day, L.P. Lovell!

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— BLURB —

My uncle is the boss of the Chicago Outfit, but there’s one man even he fears, Giovanni Guerra. And he just sold me to him —as his wife. For an alliance. For power.

The boss of the New York family is beautiful, and deadly, and he stokes a fire in me that might just destroy us both. Giovanni was sold a submissive little mafia princess, but he’s about to find out that I am no one’s pawn.

The only vow I make is one of lust and fury.

A Vow of Lust and Fury is part of the Underworld Kings Universe. A multi-author series of standalone books filled with mafia families waging war, danger and violence, arranged and forced marriages, angst, love, and everything in-between.

Light or dark, twisted or sweet, the Underworld Kings has something for every reader.

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— A Vow Of Lust & Fury by L.P. Lovell —

(Underworld Kings)

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Release Date: December 1, 2021
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance/ Arranged Marriage
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— ABOUT THE AUTHOR —


L.P. Lovell

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Lauren Lovell is a ginger from England.

She suffers from a total lack of brain to mouth filter and is the friend you have to explain before you introduce her to anyone, and apologise for afterwards.

Lauren loves a mildly…or not so mildly psychopathic hero, and a dark, twisted tale.

If you like like your boys very very bad, then hop on in.

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A Vow Of Lust & Fury by L.P. Lovell

⚠ This review contains minor teasers!

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• BLURB •

My uncle is the boss of the Chicago Outfit, but there’s one man even he fears, Giovanni Guerra. And he just sold me to him —as his wife. For an alliance. For power.

The boss of the New York family is beautiful, and deadly, and he stokes a fire in me that might just destroy us both. Giovanni was sold a submissive little mafia princess, but he’s about to find out that I am no one’s pawn.

The only vow I make is one of lust and fury.

A Vow of Lust and Fury is part of the Underworld Kings Universe. A multi-author series of standalone books filled with mafia families waging war, danger and violence, arranged and forced marriages, angst, love, and everything in-between.

Light or dark, twisted or sweet, the Underworld Kings has something for every reader.

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• MY REVIEW •

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Eeep. This is a perfect example as to why I am obsessed with dark mafia romance reads containing broody, excessively intimidating alpha heroes! AVOLAF had all the elements I love from this genre.

The premise was what initially had me wanting to read this story. From the first chapter, the protagonists had me intrigued. As it progressed, the storyline kept me engaged. There’s constant build-up and suspense, a torturous slow-burn between Gio and Emilia, and on top of that, their enemies are practically at their doorstep. Ugh. It’s one savagely edgy dark romance! 😍😍


“A better man would look away. A better man would let her go, but she’d made a fatal error; she’d drawn my attention.”


The Kiss of Death duet was the story that introduced me to Lovell, and the dark, all-out gritty mafia world she had created. This book not only lives up to the high standard that that duet had set, but it was a pleasant surprise to see the characters from said duet crossover into Gio’s and Emilia’s story. It’s honest-to-goodness like going back and visiting one of my favourite bookish worlds and seeing the gang together again. 🙌

If you haven’t read the Kiss Of Death duet, I think AVOLAF is a great introduction to their world, and the tight-knit circle of friends within. Not only will you be invested in Gio’s and Emilia’s developing relationship, but the supporting cast included will have you wanting to know their story too! The strong familial bonds amongst Gio and his friends are just as equal a highlight as the addictive push-and-pull romance.

Despite the slow burn, the storytelling is relatively fast-paced and action-packed. Lovell has created an atmosphere of uneasiness and danger surrounding Emilia and you can’t help but feel the dread right along with her. The desperation Emilia exudes has you sympathising her and the situation she’s inevitably been forced into by the lack of options she’s been presented with.

Please note: This book contains sensitive subject matter that may be triggering for some readers, such as graphic violence, domestic abuse, and sexual assault. Explicit mature content intended for readers 18+ only.

I always yearn for a strong, gutsy heroine in my reads as I find the majority never live up to the “fierce, independent heroine” tag they’re supposedly described to be. But Lovell doesn’t disappoint in providing one in Emilia. In a male dominated world, she may not be as physically powerful in comparison, but she’s not one to back down and take brutality either. It’s what makes her a likable character that earns both awe and respect. Her vulnerability is what makes her relatable and genuine, and quite a contrast to the confident, and overprotective men in her life.

Gio is your typical anti-hero who does some questionable things but within reason. It’s hard to turn your back on him — he’s merciless, calculating, danger personified, yet within their society’s Underbelly there’s also an ulterior motive to his power and reputation. I love grey characters and he’s one of a few within this world that I was instantly hooked on. He’s arrogant with a little bit of a cheeky side to him that’ll have you suppressing a giggle or two, not wanting to admit that his charm has gotten to you. 🙈🤭

A mafia romance with an arranged marriage/ forced proximity trope. It’s dramatic, angsty, and keeps you on your toes the entire time. It’s very character-driven and emotion-based. Told from dual POVs, Emilia and Gio are both fighting the sizzling chemistry between them, and as their relationship builds, the intensity only deepens. For lack of a better word, it’s hot! 🔥🔥🔥

As the plot thickens, you see a gradual shift in their relationship. It might seem small in the grand scheme of things but the scenes where they get snippets of each other’s characters when their defences are down only added more dimension and complements the dark and gritty side of their story.


“He was the key to my shackles, and it occurred to me that while I’d been trying to escape him to find freedom, perhaps he was that freedom.”


True to its genre, it has equal parts mafia to romance elements. The antagonists here are legit villains. Lovell has created a diverse range of characters, all of which evoke strong emotions out of you. The writing is high quality, with such vivid world-building that I couldn’t get enough of.

Read the books from the Underworld Kings, they say.

They’re all standalone dark, mafia romance books, they say.

Um well… 🤔😅

At the rate I was devouring this book, I was completely blindsided by this, and I know plenty who considers it to be a deal breaker, especially if there’s no warning in advance, so I have to mention that this book is NOT a standalone. It ends on a massive cliffhanger that had me 😩😭😭 and needing the sequel baaaadly!

But despite the savage ending that leaves you desperately hanging, I still absolutely, without a doubt recommend this book. Lovell has quickly risen to auto-buy author status and AVOLAF has fast become one of my favourite dark romances. I will read this one over and over again. It’s a must read!   

RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐½

Thank you L.P. Lovell, the Underworld Kings team, and Candi Kane PR for the opportunity to read an advanced copy!

🔔 Interested in reading A Vow of Lust & Fury? Grab your copy here: Universal Link

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👑💀 More reviews for the Underworld Kings!

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Razor’s Edge by Mila Crawford

Tears Of Salvation by Michelle Heard

Marriage & Malice by Trisha Wolfe

Kingdom Fall by A. Zavarelli


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Happy reading, guys! Catch you in my next one! Xo

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Carnage Release Day Teaser

Happy Release Day, Ker Dukey!

RBMC #Carnage is now live! 💀💙

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Ezekiel “Carnage Creator” Ford.

Brother of the Royal Bastards MC.

Brutality incarnate.

A lone wolf.

The one they call in from the dark when they need shit done—and there’s no one
better for the job than me.

I have a tainted soul, oil black and hungry for bloodshed.

The world is a cesspit. I give zero fucks about it, and it gives zero fucks about me, so
when some mafia prick with a vendetta toward our club tries to torture me for sport,
the last person I expect to come to my rescue is a small female with a sassy attitude
and a death wish.

She’s a complication, burrowing her claws deep into the layers of my fucked-up
psyche.

Part of me wants to keep her there, drench her in the very essence of who I am until
she’s nothing but a weeping mess, craving the relief only I can give her.

She’s bringing my walls down, showing me maybe there’s some good in the world
after all. Until my brothers find us and it’s not me they’ve come for—it’s her.

She’s not who she’s been pretending to be.

She’s the devil dressed in the tight-ass skin of a bitch I’ve become addicted to.

I don’t care who has to bleed for me to keep feeding the habit:

My brother.

Our enemies.

Her.

If she’s not in my bed and on the back of my bike, she’s not going to be on anyone’s.

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— TEASER —

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— Carnage by Ker Dukey —

Royal Bastards MC

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Release Date: November 26, 2021
Genre: MC Romance/ Romantic Suspense
📚 Add to your TBR: Goodreads
📘 Grab your copy now!
Amazon US  |  Amazon CA  |  Amazon UK  |  Amazon AU

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💀 Start the Little Rock, AR Chapter!

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Book One | Animal: Amazon US
Book Two | Rage: Amazon US

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Royal Bastards MC Series

3rd Run

July 6, 2021 – January 4, 2022

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Welcome to Royal Bastards MC where loyalty is king.

29 of your favorite authors have come together to bring you a brand-new series.

27 stories.

One hell of a ride.

https://www.royalbastardsmc.com/
https://www.facebook.com/royalbastardsmcbooks/


Into The Flames Release Day Teaser

Happy Release Day, Jessica Ames! 💙

Check out the newest addition to the RBMC family!

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— BLURB —

GENEVIEVE

I’ve never played by the rules. Women don’t run gangs, yet I’m the leader of the biggest one in Liverpool. No one knows I’ve stepped into my father’s shoes and that I’m making changes. Taking on the Royal Bastards MC is not a good idea, but I want the wealth and power they have. I want my family’s legacy to live on long after I’m gone. Doing that means making difficult decisions. I didn’t expect the Royal Bastards to retaliate so savagely.

Now, I’m prisoner of their President, a man who goes by the name of Mouth. He’s dangerous, vicious and he wants to make my father pay for crimes I’ve committed. Can I survive his wrath?

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This prissy woman is a thorn in my side, but she’s the only way to exact my revenge. Crossing the Bastards is an instant death sentence, and when I’m done with Genevieve, her father is going to beg for mercy I won’t deliver. I’m not someone to cross without retribution and mine will be swift. I will destroy The Dockland Gang and every person associated with them, including Desmond’s pretty little daughter. She’s a doll I want play with and I will break her down piece by piece, because now that she’s in my control I’m never letting her go.

*Warning : Contains adult content, reading age 18 +. Graphic violence and dark emotional scenes that may trigger some readers.

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— Into The Flames by Jessica Ames —

Royal Bastards MC

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Release Date: November 23, 2021
Genre: MC Romance/ Romantic Suspense
📚 Add to your TBR: Goodreads
📘 Grab your copy now! Universal Link

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Royal Bastards MC Series

3rd Run

July 6, 2021 – January 4, 2022

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Welcome to Royal Bastards MC where loyalty is king.

29 of your favorite authors have come together to bring you a brand-new series.

27 stories.

One hell of a ride.

https://www.royalbastardsmc.com/
https://www.facebook.com/royalbastardsmcbooks/


Best Kept Secret Release Day Teaser

#BestKeptSecret is now live! 💜

Happy Release Day, Skye Warren! 

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— BLURB —

The secrets haunting Beau Rochester come alive.

He doesn’t deserve happiness, but he holds it in his hands. A woman he loves. A child. The past threatens to rip them away. He risks losing them forever.

Jane Mendoza is determined to protect the people she loves from every threat–the mysterious arsonist, the corrupt police force. The darkest danger comes from a place she never expects.

She risks more than her newfound family. She risks her life.

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— TEASER —

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— Best Kept Secret by Skye Warren —

The Rochester Trilogy (Book Three)

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Release Date: November 16, 2021
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
📚 Add to your TBR: Goodreads
📓 Grab your copy now!
Amazon  |  Apple Books  |  Nook  |  Kobo  |  Google Play

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— ABOUT THE AUTHOR —


Skye Warren

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance such as the Endgame trilogy. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat.

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Best Kept Secret by Skye Warren

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• BLURB •

The secrets haunting Beau Rochester come alive.

He doesn’t deserve happiness, but he holds it in his hands. A woman he loves. A child. The past threatens to rip them away. He risks losing them forever.

Jane Mendoza is determined to protect the people she loves from every threat–the mysterious arsonist, the corrupt police force. The darkest danger comes from a place she never expects.

She risks more than her newfound family. She risks her life.

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• MY REVIEW •


“A responsible boss doesn’t get involved with the nanny.”


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Whilst the first two books in the trilogy had an air of suspense and secrecy, I was a little taken aback to find this third and final book was surrounded in such a depressing tone. It’s hard not to be affected by it because Jane, Beau, and the secondary characters all seemed to be in such gloomy moods for the majority of the book.

I found the pace of the storytelling a little slower in comparison to the first two from this trilogy. Although this part of the story is told from multiple POVs, so there’s lots of input and perspectives from different characters regarding the situation they found themselves in.

The first half of the overall story was very much inspired by the classic tale, Jane Eyre, but Warren has given the final leg of Jane’s and Beau’s story her own.

The angst between Jane and Beau is still very much present— if anything it’s amped up further now that their relationship has evolved from their initial guardian/nanny fling. I found their relationship to be drama-filled, tentative, and complex. If you’re looking for a swoon-worthy romance with tons off heat leaping off the pages, you won’t find it with Jane and Beau. There was initial sexual chemistry and zing in the first two books, but I found as the drama intensified, the sizzling romance became minimal. The push-and-pull between them is almost painstakingly angsty, but it can’t be denied that they do have a desperate need for one another.

Other than the relationship between the protagonists, there’s some interesting secondary plotlines occurring in the background that adds an extra element to the story.

As I mentioned earlier there’s a somberness to this book that ultimately became a big decisive factor in how I felt about it as a whole. You definitely have to be in a particular mindset to read a romance story that’s heavy on tragedy and heartbreak, and be prepared for it to seep into your own emotions. I easily got affected by Jane’s insecurities, Beau’s indecisiveness, and especially Noah’s battered heart. He surprisingly became the character in this book that I became the most emotionally invested in, just because his frustration and opinions when it came to Jane and her actions I felt were just. I most certainly felt bad for the guy.

There’s some character growth since Private Property, but I would’ve liked to have seen more in-depth development. The world-building was created and set from the first book but didn’t really expand any further from the small cast of characters and the town they reside in.

Overall, I thought it was decent conclusion. I admit it’s my least favourite book from the trilogy, but after having read and gotten sucked into Jane’s and Beau’s world, I was curious to see how it will all end. If you like Jane Eyre and retellings, I recommend you add this story to your TBR. It’s a contemporary take on a classic with an age-gap romance trope. With the differences in social standings, lifestyles, and familial backgrounds, Jane and Beau are the epitome of “opposite sides of the tracks” that unexpectedly collided together and sparked life-altering moments. It’s a dark billionaire romance; a Cinderella story of sorts, with a smidge of suspense and foreboding. These characters will have you second-guessing everything and keep you on your toes.

RATING: ⭐⭐⭐½

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Thank you Skye Warren and Valentine PR for the opportunity to read an advanced copy! 💜

🔔 Interested in reading Best Kept Secret? Grab your copy here: Amazon  |  Apple Books  |  Nook  |  Kobo  |  Google Play

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🗝 Reviews for The Rochester Trilogy!

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Book One | Private Property by Skye Warren

Book Two | Strict Confidence by Skye Warren


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Happy reading, guys! Catch you in my next one! Xo

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By Sin I Rise: Part Two Teaser 2

Coming Soon! #BySinIRise Part Two!

Check out the latest teaser! 💛

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By Sin I Rise Part 2 (Marcella & Maddox)

A fatal bond that was never meant to be.

Marcella gave Maddox the impossible choice, and he chose her.

Still, she wonders if Maddox is ready to commit to a relationship, or if he’s scared of losing the uninhibited freedom his biker lifestyle offered him.

All his life Maddox knew who his enemies were, but suddenly he’s at a loss whom to trust. Will he ever find a place in Marcella’s life and family, or will old companions give him a new home and purpose?

Can enemies ever truly become lovers if the odds are against them?

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— TEASER —

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Have you seen the teaser trailer? Watch it here:

▶ By Sin I Rise Trailer

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— By Sin I Rise by Cora Reilly —

Sins of the Fathers (Book One: Part Two)

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Release Date: December 15, 2021
Genre: NA/ Mafia Romance
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— ABOUT THE AUTHOR —


Cora Reilly

Author_CoraReillyCora Reilly is the author of the Born in Blood Mafia Series, The Camorra Chronicles and many other books, most of them featuring dangerously sexy bad boys. Before she found her passion in romance books, she was a  traditionally published author of young adult literature.

Cora lives in Germany with a cute but crazy Bearded Collie, as well as the cute but crazy man at her side. When she doesn’t spend her days dreaming up sexy books, she plans her next travel adventure or cooks too spicy dishes from all over the world.

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Kingdom Fall by A. Zavarelli

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• BLURB •

I was a nanny in need of a job.
He was darkness personified.
I had little to call my own.
He was filthy rich, powerful, and dangerous.
The assignment was simple, and my goal was too.
Take care of his son. Keep my head down. When he least expects it, destroy him.
It should have been easy. I thought it would be until I looked into his stark blue eyes.
Kissing the enemy is a bad idea, but so is falling in love with him.
He doesn’t know my crumbling foundation is built on lies.
When he discovers the truth, I’ll find out if he’s as brutal as I believe.
I came here to steal his life.
I didn’t count on him stealing my heart.

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• MY REVIEW •

Oh my… I was taken for one, all-out journey of epic proportions with Kingdom Fall! All I could think of whilst reading this book was that it was visually appealing and truly felt like a literary cinematic experience! 😮😍

It had all the makings of what I adore (and hope for) in my dark romance reads. I love the immediate mystery surrounding Natalia and her motives for wanting the nanny position with Alessio. Right from their very first interaction, I was instantly sitting up and drawn to Natalia and wanting to know her personal story. You will discover that she’s quite a unique character— I, for one have never encountered a heroine with her background.

Alessio was a surprising anti-hero. His dangerous, broody, tortured self had a different vibe from your usual dark alpha-type heroes. His savageness is rarely on display so you tend to fall for his unfeeling, almost calm demeanor. But when he slips up, oh man, is it explosive! 🔥

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This can easily be read in one sitting, but in no way does the storytelling feel hurried, on the contrary, the pacing is steady and brought on a gradual, intense build-up. You might even say there are nail-biting moments throughout and constant unpredictability. It’s one of the main reasons as to why I couldn’t put this book down until I finished it.

The constant push and pull between Natalia and Alessio that honestly gave me mental and emotional whiplash was another reason. 😅 The hot and heavy exchange between these protagonists in a story that is heavily surrounded in secrecy almost seemed like constant teasing and a game of second-guessing, not just for the characters, but for us readers as well. With the never-ending angst, not only will you quickly get in invested in seeing Natalia’s and Alessio’s relationship develop from professional to personal, but you’ll feel emotionally wrecked before the book even concludes.

I haven’t read a lot of romance stories with a single dad/ nanny romance trope, especially in a dark romance setting, so I found this one to be a nice change of pace from the dark, mafia type romance books I usually read. Whilst there are strong dark themes included, a lot of the story does centre around Alessio’s personal life outside of the violence. The dynamics amongst his close friends and family were such contrasts to see throughout and, in a way, kept the atmosphere from constantly turning overly gritty for too long.

In saying that, please note there are subject matters that some readers may find triggering. It contains graphic violence, torture, kidnapping, and brutal sexual assault. It’s not for the faint-hearted. Intended for readers 18+ only.   

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Ashleigh has written a suspenseful and though-provoking storyline that is so intricate and complex that I was almost taken aback by how meaty it was for a relatively quick standalone novel. I thought it was effortless writing to follow despite the multiple storylines happening simultaneously. It’s told from dual POVs, so you really get an insight into both Natalia’s and Alessio’s true feelings and opinions of each other and of certain situations.

There are a diverse range of secondary characters that equally grab your attention, and will undoubtedly have you eager to know their full story. Whether these characters are friend or foe, I thought they were all well-developed and written in so well to heighten the intensity of the story as it unfolds.

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Cruel intentions, raunchy romance, endearing friendships, and at times heartbreaking realization. I loved it all. I loved seeing Natalia’s and Alessio’s character growth and in turn, seeing their relationship develop no matter how rocky their journey was. The family dynamics within were undoubtedly screwy and twisted, yet a focal point in making this one exciting and all-encompassing thrill ride.

If you like dark romance/ romantic suspense reads, I highly recommend this one! Although it’s a standalone book, it does mention a certain exclusive community that was first introduced in Zavarelli’s The Society Trilogy. If you want to more about this world and the history behind the families within (which Alessio is a part of), I recommend reading the trilogy too. It doesn’t have to be read prior to Kingdom of Fall.

RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐½

Thank you Ashleigh Zavarelli for the opportunity to read an advanced copy! 💛

🔔 Interested in reading Kingdom Fall? Grab your copy here: Universal Link

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👑💀 More from the Underworld Kings!

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Razor’s Edge by Mila Crawford

Tears Of Salvation by Michelle Heard

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Can a face from my past change my future?

When an invitation shows up out of the blue, I’m reminded of a promise I made to a girl twenty years ago and suddenly my heart is pounding.

Do I dare keep it?

She’s the one girl that ever meant a damn to me, and the one girl that got away. She walked out of my life once and it devastated me. Now life is giving me another shot, but if she walks out on me a second time I don’t think I’ll survive it.

Second chances don’t come around very often. Not for a one-percent biker like me. There are no do-overs in the MC life. Not when you’re staring down the barrel of a gun. Not when you’re deciding whether to pull the trigger. 

But love? Maybe for once the luck of the Irish will shine down on me and give me a second chance with the one girl I let slip through my fingers.

Living with regret is a hard pill to swallow.

Living with the same regret twice? Impossible.

Sometimes facing your past can be the scariest thing you’ll ever do.

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The sound of a pack of Harleys coming up the street draws my attention and I wander to the front of the house to peer out the window. It’s four of my brothers. They slow to make the turn into my driveway.

I backtrack through the house and go out the back door to meet them. They park and dismount, pulling their helmets off.

“Wondered how long it’d take before you found the place.” I smile. “I hope to God you brought beer.”

Red Dog grins, pulls a twelve-pack out of his saddlebag, and holds it up. “Like American Express . . . don’t leave home without it.”

I fold my arms. “Okay, you’re allowed in. What about the rest of you? Do you come bearing gifts?”

Wolf pulls a bottle of Jack out of his saddlebag. “Does this get me inside?”

“You also may enter.”

I look at Cole and Crash and arc a brow. “Well?”

Cole scoffs. “You’re lucky we hauled our asses over the mountains to come see the place.” They both shoulder past me.

Crash slugs me in the chest as he tromps up the steps. “Let’s see this Tyrolean Haunted House you’re livin’ in, Green.”

Boots trudge inside, and four leather-clad men plus myself take up most of the space in the kitchen.

Red Dog hands me the case of cans. “Don’t say I never gave ya nothin’.”

I tear it open and pass them each a beer.

They wander around the house, checking each room.

“Christ, Green, what are you going to do with a place this big?” Cole asks.

“I know who’s having the next Christmas party,” Wolf says. “Bet you could fit a ten-foot tree in this entryway.” He stares up.

“Look at that staircase, man. How old is this place?” Red Dog asks.

“1889,” I reply.

Red Dog looks up the stairs. “How many rooms you got in this place?”

“Fifteen.”

“Some rich guy build it?”

“Railroad baron or so I’ve been told.” I shrug. “Never really researched it.”

Crash looks over at me, resting his elbow on the banister post. “Seriously, Green, how are you gonna pay to heat and cool a place this big, not to mention the upkeep and repairs?”

“Gram left me some insurance money. If it gets to be too much, guess I’ll sell it.”

We move to the dining room and sit around the big table.

Cole slouches back in the chair at the head of the table, one arm hooked over the back. I sit on the opposite end. Wolf and Crash sit in the middle, while Red Dog leans a hip against the buffet.

“You movin’ in probably lowered the home values of everybody in the neighborhood,” Crash jokes.

“Drive over wasn’t as far as I thought,” Cole says.

“Nope, just twenty minutes from the clubhouse.”

“How you likin’ it so far?” Cole asks.

“Better than where I was,” I reply, and wait for the jokes. My brothers don’t fail me.

“Anything’s better than that trailer, Green.” Crash grins at me.

I can’t argue with him, so I don’t bother.

Wolf leans his elbows on the table. “So you gonna hire a maid to keep the place clean?”

I know he’s only half-joking. “Yeah. Gonna make her dress in one of those little skimpy French maid outfits.”

Red Dog chuckles. “Good luck with that. Maybe you can get one of the strippers from the club to come and play house with you, Green.”

Wolf swivels to him. “Haven’t you heard, bro? Our boy here has sworn off strippers.”

“Nah, can’t be true. Say it ain’t so, Green.” Red Dog laughs and props a hand on the buffet. It lands on the invitation. He glances down, frowns, then picks it up and reads it. “What’s this? You’re cordially invited to the class of 2001 twenty-year reunion. Damn, Green, you’re gettin’ old.”

I nod and take a hit off my beer.

“Wait, you graduated high school? And you’re still that dumb?” Wolf teases.

“He probably paid someone to take the test.” Crash grins at me.

“Or slept with the teacher.” Cole joins in.

“You goin’?” Red Dog asks.

“Yeah.”

“You’re kiddin’ me. Why would you go to something like that?” Wolf asks. “We have better parties at the clubhouse any day of the week.”

“I made a promise to this girl that I would.” That gets all their attention.

“You got a high school sweetheart, Green?” Wolf teases, making kissy faces.

“Grow up,” I snap.

“What kind of promise?” Crash asks.

I explain.

Cole arcs a brow. “So you made a promise to show up at this thing, and if you’re both single, you’ll date this chick whom you haven’t seen in twenty years?”

“I keep my promises, especially to Sara.”

“You mean you suckered some high school girl into this pact? I think we need to rescue her.”

“Ha ha. You guys are hilarious. I said I’d go, and I’m going.”

Red Dog huffs a laugh. “No kidding? You’re really gonna get all dressed up and go to this fancy ball?”

“It’s not a ball,” I argue.

“Says here it’s in the ballroom of the Fife Estate. Sounds like a ball to me,” he says, scanning the invitation. “Dude, did you even read this thing?” He proceeds to read aloud. “We’re recreating the magic of our Fairytale Prom at the ballroom and gardens of the Fife Estate . . . a night of enchantment under the stars . . . Black Tie required. That’s a ball, bro.”

“Fife Estate? Where’s that?” Wolf asks.

“Says here its thirty miles south of San Francisco, nestled on the slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains . . . blah, blah, blah . . . built in 1917 . . .”

“Will you shut up about that,” Wolf grabs it out of Red Dog’s hands and looks at me. “Green, are you serious about this stuff?”

“What stuff?”

“This pact or promise or whatever you made with this girl.”

“Yeah. I’m serious.”

“You realize this is like in two weeks?”

“Yeah, so?”

“You RSVP?”

“Yeah. Couple days ago.”

“What were you plannin’ on wearing?”

Laughter breaks out around the table.

“Dude, do you even own a suit?” Crash asks.

“Crap, hadn’t thought of that.”

More laughter.

“What’s so funny?” I ask.

Wolf grins. “You. You’re like a reverse Cinderella. What you need is a fairy godmother.”

“He needs like a pack of ‘em,” Crash adds, finishing off his beer, and crushing the can in his hand.

“I think this calls for a run to the nearest tux shop,” Wolf says, looking not at me, but at Cole who grins and nods.

“I think you’re right, brother.”

“Oh, no,” I protest, but they’re already standing. Red Dog grabs me by the underarms and hauls me up.

“Oh, yes. Come on.”

Wolf is already pulling up the nearest location on his phone. “Ten minutes from here.”

And so, in no time at all, I find myself standing in front of a mirror in a black tux, with some old man measuring my inseam.

“While you got that tape measure out—” Red Dog starts to joke, staring at my crotch.

“Shut up,” I tell him.

The man ignores him and measures my arm and shoulders. “Very good, sir. We’ll have it ready for pickup on Thursday, next week.”

I slip the jacket off into his waiting arms. “Thanks.”

The guys all move out to the street, while I pay at the counter and get my receipt. I shove it in my pocket and head outside where my brothers wait by the bikes parked at the curb. They’ve given me hell for the last hour, and no doubt won’t be letting up until the big day, but for a chance to see Sara again, I’ll put up with whatever they dish out.

Cole is sitting sideways on the seat of his bike, smoking a cigarette. He grins up at me when I come through the door. “Remember, Cinderella, you turn back into a pumpkin at midnight.”

“Green, what if she’s a dog?” Wolf asks.

“She wasn’t a dog.”

“Been twenty years, dude,” he reminds me, and it gives me pause.

“There’s that deer-in-the-headlight look of panic I’ve been waitin’ for,” Crash says, chuckling.

“Crap,” I whisper the word, wondering if I haven’t thought this through. “I have no idea what I’m getting myself into, do I? What if she’s not my style?”

“Your style? You mean fast and easy?” Crash snipes.

“He means a stripper,” Wolf clarifies, laughing.

“Just look her up on social media,” Cole suggests.

“Do I look like a person who uses social media? Besides her name is very common, and there’s like a thousand people who pop up.”

“Maybe you need to bring a date,” Wolf suggests.

“A date? Green?” Red Dog laughs.

Cole chuckles, meeting my eyes. “I’m sure he could pay one of the girls down at the strip club to go with him.”

“Let’s go. Any excuse to stop by there is a good one in my book,” Wolf says, waggling his brows.

“F that,” I protest.

“Come on, Green. We have to nail this down today. You gotta be fair and give the girl time to come up with a dress for this shindig, don’t you?”

I roll my eyes.

“Mount up, Green,” my VP orders with a grin.

I jam my helmet on my head, and swing my leg over my seat, lifting it off the kickstand. “I hate you all.”

I drowned out their round of laughter with the roar of my Harley.

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Nicole James is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who loves writing about hot alpha men who’ll do anything for the women they love! Her stories are filled with struggle, conflict and real human emotion. She is the author of the Evil Dead MC series, the Brothers Ink Tattoo series and more.

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