A decadent feast for the heart and soul, To Free the Rising Storm is the spellbinding dark romantic fantasy debut from author C.N. Maxwell. Book one of The ReEmergence Chronicles transports readers to a world drenched in history to embark on a journey of profound metamorphosis. Maxwell pens a stunning tale of weathering the storm and being reborn into something…more. Love. Loss. Betrayal. Pain. Family. Fate. It’s dazzling and tragic in equal measure, and one of the best debuts I’ve had the pleasure of reading.
Earlier this year I began falling down the Harley Laroux rabbit hole, quickly consuming several of her books, including The Dare, which left me in desperate need for more. Upon hearing we’d be getting more of Jess, Daddy Manson, Lucas, Jason and Vincent, Losers was definitely my most anticipated read of 2022…and now it has become my top read of the year. Any and all expectations I had were thoroughly blown out of the water, and now I’m champing at the bit for Part 2.
In the midst of her life crumbling around her, Bryn receives an all-inclusive trip to Sin City, granted access to its most premiere, opulent hotel, which happens to have a wait-list that spans years. Upon arrival, she catches the eye of a strikingly handsome stranger, and an evening of debauchery ensues. Hey, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right? Even if that means waking up the morning after not only married, but bound by magic.
A tale of fated love and finding one’s true self, Tricky Princess begins right where we left off in Tricky Magic, wandering the black and gold marbled halls of a castle that belongs to a King of Hel. You know that feeling of diving into a sequel, yeah? That equal mix of excitement and subtle fear that something may go horribly wrong? Well, Tricky Princess, while different from its predecessor, is bigger and better in every way possible. The plot deepens, the scope widens, the journey becomes grander – loved this book to pieces.
Blood and Secrets is a tale of the hunters becoming the hunted, where rules are broken and blood is spilled (and consumed). Two rookie undercover vampire hunters are tasked with gathering intel for the takedown of a massive vampire organization, but nothing goes as planned and they soon find themselves on the run from everyone involved. Forbidden unrequited love, dueling secret societies, and filthy dirty smut, what more could you ask for?
At the heart of this tale lies two souls. Peter, a human searching for his monster, despite the trauma he has endured at the hands of one in the past. And Dante, an incubus seeking his other half after a hunt spanning millennia. Cue the Barista and his matchmaking magic – sparks fly as soon as their eyes meet beneath that obscene Minotaur portrait. And those sparks are fanned into an inferno as the story continues on.
One accident. Two men. Almost three years of despair. Four beating hearts growing in pain. Five lives forever changed.
It Was Only a Kiss is one of those books you think you’re prepared for, but you really have no idea what you’re getting yourself into. This is a short novella showcasing a forbidden romance that has been brewing for years and a night of firsts with levels of depravity I never knew I needed. I did. I needed all of it. It’s hot, it’s taboo, it’s absolutely filthy and I loved every second of it. There, I said it.
With a promise of a steamy story inspired by Beauty and the Beast, Bluebeard, and Rapunzel, where the villains get their happily ever after, there was no doubt that Consort was a book I needed in my life. A charming tale of loyalty and acceptance, this was my first delve into author Ada Dart’s work, and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to do so. It’s difficult to fit this book into a certain category…gothic romance, techno-Victorian, futuristic dystopian, Gaslamp fantasy with a bit of science fiction – it’s truly a unique story that refuses to toe the line of any genre expectations. And this made me love it even more.
Seven families. Seven forbidden trysts. Seven decadent romances. Get lost in the streets of Urban Decay where moral lines are crossed. Where The Tower looms in the distance, and the Destructive Harbor is just beyond the shore. Hidden in the Depravity of the Dark, Bury Me Alive as we crawl Under the Skin of right and wrong. And remember, If I Can’t Have You, then no one will. In this system, the family rules are blurred, and lines are crossed. A Foster Fling is a limited-edition romance anthology collection from USA Today and Bestselling Authors.