Thursday, 26 November 2015

Review: Freakshow by Jaden Wilkes @JWilkesAuthor



BLURB:

She’s a freak

Born with congenital analgesia, Olivia York’s inability to feel pain is expected—feeling nothing at all is not. Betrayed and unemployed, Olivia joins Cirque des Curiosit├ęs, a traveling circus with heavy emphasis on the strange and exotic. She’s hired to sell tickets, but when her unique oddity is discovered, she becomes Orion the ringmaster's assistant in a dangerous performance on the centre stage.

He’s off limits

Cairo, the son of the Cirque's ringmaster is the one man Olivia needs to stay away from. But his rippling muscles, dark tattoos and sensual lips intoxicate her, and before long she surrenders.


When girls start to go missing, her burning need to solve the unfolding mystery leads her to After Dark, the erotic late-night version of the Cirque. Orion is determined to break her bond to Cairo through any means possible, even if it leaves Olivia scarred or dead.

In a world built on illusion and deception, Olivia’s quest to feel something more than curiosity might come at a very steep price.

** Deals with sexual themes that some readers may find offensive. This is a standalone dark urban fantasy novel.

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You know Jaden surprises me again with this book, it is freakishly fantastic and I loved every minute of it. After reading the blurb you think that this book is going to go one way and it pleasantly surprises you by going in another direction.

Have you ever felt like you never have fitted in anywhere in your like, that you are somewhat a freak.
This is how Olivia has felt in her whole life, born with a congenital defect where she feels no pain, I mean can you imagine that, never being able to feel pain. This young woman, has grown up feeling like a freak, but also it has made her a strong person, someone to admire deep down.

After feeling the final betrayal from her boyfriend and best friend, Olivia decides to take control and as they say runs off and joins the circus.This is no ordinary circus it is the Cirque des Curiosit├ęs, a place full of delights and curiosities.
Once there, Olivia starts to feel the sense of belonging within the circus, which is full of extraordinary people. One in particular Cairo.

Cairo is a man that has a secret, and you are desperate to find out what it is. A man that has come back to help his family run the family business and to keep the circus afloat.

This read will definitely have you hooked from page one, Jaden has a mind that is so excellent she has produced a fantastic, curious read. There are some dark elements to this read that might affect some, so beware.

This was a freakishly fantastic read and I cannot wait for more of Jaden's books.

***** A free copy was received via Obsessed by Books *******


"I carry the universe in my house of flesh, I will love you until the last star burns out and the heavens descend into darkness."

Olivia feels no pain. Born to be something other she feels she is an outsider in a world full of people who values only the normal, only the usual and she is anything but. Losing her parents and her grandmother young, left to be raised by her resentful older sister Olivia is adrift in a sea of normalcy that is slowly drowning her. Applying out of pure desperation she finds herself employed by the Cirque des Curiosities. And so begins her journey into self discovery, acceptance and all consuming love that is destined.

Entering the world where normal is not defined, Liv for the first time feels a sense of family. Exploring the new world she is now part of she tries to hide her own secret but there is more going on than she realises. Caught between father and son Liv can't distinguish between her instincts to flee or to open her heart. Orion, Ringmaster and the ultimate man in control, is Cairo's father and he takes delight in keeping Liv away from his son. Cairo ignites a fire in Liv that she has literally never felt before, he consumes her thoughts. Traditions and promises need to be continued and kept but Liv is the unexpected. Her appearance changes everything and her uniqueness fuels Orion's thirst to inflict pain and so begins the perfect pairing as the main attraction. A woman who feels no pain as the maniacal ringmaster throws his knives into her unfeeling flesh...what could possibly go wrong?

Freak show is a walk on the wild side; resplendent with bearded ladies, clowns, contortionists, sword swallowers, lions and tigers and bears...oh my! What goes on after dark is exactly that - dark. Greed and a twisted sense of family, Cirque des Curiosities has many secrets. Can an outsider ever really be accepted by the Freak Show? A completely different read that I devoured in record time. I lived the premise and the way the story turned into something delightfully unexpected. Well written, with engaging characters I laughed and cried with them. A gratifying no holds barred ending left me in desperate need for another ticket for this crazy ride. Loved it!

A five star freaky read.





Author:
Jaden is the pen name of a girl living on the prettiest farm in BC. She shares her space with her husband, her children, and an Irish Wolfhound named Tiberius. She can now be found lurking in the dark corners of the internet looking for artful porn gifs, dirty poems and places to promo her work.

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Release Blitz for The Endgame by Cleary James. @givemebooksblog @ClearyJamesAuth




Title: The Endgame
Series: Endgame #1
Author: Cleary James 
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: November 26, 2015



Blurb

When Lisa first met billionaire art dealer Mark, she thought she’d found the man of her dreams. Handsome, charming and successful, Mark seemed to offer her the love and security she craved. Too late, she discovered his love is obsessive and controlling, and the luxurious lifestyle he's given her has become a gilded cage.

Already desperate to escape, Lisa's need to leave becomes more urgent than ever when Mark decides to spice up their sex life, with Lisa offered up to his friends as a living sex toy. When she's thrown together with acclaimed architect Grayson Fielding, they're drawn to each other. But Lisa keeps Grayson at a distance, allowing physical intimacy but determined to resist developing feelings for him, afraid that if she lets Grayson get too close, she won't be able to walk away.


However, seeing a way to turn the situation to her advantage, Lisa offers Grayson a deal that will give them both what they want. If he accepts her startling proposal, Lisa could finally be free. But does he want her badly enough to agree to her terms? With her life rapidly spiralling out of control, it's a chance she has to take.








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Excerpt

‘I wish I could kiss you again. I wish you wanted me to touch you,’ he said, looking up at her through heavy-lidded eyes. ‘I haven’t been able to stop thinking about you since last week – how soft your skin is, how sweet you taste, how responsive you are. I wish I counted.’




Author Bio

Cleary James lives inside her head with a lot of hot men and the lucky women she lets play with them. She likes to fly by the seat of her pants, in writing and in life, and enjoys letting her imagination run wild. The Endgame is her first novel.



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Bloody…broken…barely surviving…

Danae “Dani” Espinoza is on the run and desperate to escape the demons of her past. Plans to hide out in a sleepy Los Angeles suburb turn into a pipe dream as she is drawn into the secret filled world of the local motorcycle club. Dani soon learns that her secrets and lies are nothing compared to those kept behind the clubhouse doors. Trying to avoid the suspicious Vice President, she must keep a low profile in order to survive. The trouble is he has other ideas. 


Bike…babes…and booze…

Tyler "Hero" Tobias has simple needs. Being the Heaven's Rejects MC Vice President, he has all three at his disposal. But he has his own ghosts that keep him awake at night. When Dani arrives at the clubhouse, he knows he should stay away but there is something about her dark beauty and the mystery that surrounds her that makes him burn. There are secrets in her eyes and lies in her smile and he knows he should put his club first, but Hero’s heart and loyalty are about to be tested. 

Can an angel with blood-covered wings and the devil himself resist temptation or will they risk bringing hellfire down on everything that they love?








Cold. All I can feel is a deep chill blanketing my body. My eyes open to complete darkness as a voice calls to me. Its muffled tones send shivers down my spine with every garbled word. A sense of familiarity floats around me as its words become clearer.
“Run, Dani,” it pleas from beyond the black veil shrouding the room. “Escape while you can,” it continues. Panic courses through my veins. Where in the hell am I? Why can’t I see anything? The pleas go unanswered as my voice fails to render sound.

“Help!” I scream internally, “Please, fucking help me!”

The voice’s call fades with each word. “You need to get the hell out of here, Dani. You need to move. Find a wall and escape,” I coach to myself. A cold chill of air sweeps into the darkness encompassing me as I try to feel the place around me. My fingers plunge into a dense, sticky liquid as I crawl forward causing my body to slide with each movement. A hard surface is finally inching its way under my fingers.

Crawling upwards, I splay my hands against the cool wall. “You’re on your feet, Dani. The hardest part is over now. Time to find a door or a light switch, something to get us out of here,” my internal coach continues.

Keeping close to the wall, I finally find a switch. Flicking it upwards, the light shines brilliantly. As my eyes adjust to the light, my hands come into my vision. A scream barrels out of my throat when I see the sticky, red blood covering my hands and clothes. My heart races as I frantically wipe the blood away. Blood begins to pool at my feet, inching toward me. Rushing away from the blood, I fall backward into a solid, but warm obstacle. Before I can turn around, hands grasp my arms as a person’s hot breath trails down my neck.

“Hello, Dani,” a different voice whispers in my ear. “Welcome to Hell. You’re mine now,” the voice crackles as my body is pulled into black oblivion. 




Avelyn Paige is a born and raised Indiana girl. She may be a Hoosier by birth, but she’s a Boilermaker by choice! Avelyn lives in rural Indiana with her pastor husband, 2 spoiled cats, and one very odd looking dog. She’s an oncology research scientist by day and a writer and book review blogger by night. She enjoys reading anything she can get her hands, baking, and spending time with her friends and family. 

Never intending to ever write her own book, the idea behind the Damaged series came to her on a drive to work early one morning thinking about her father who’d recently passed away. His strength during his cancer and rare blood disease battle inspired Avelyn to do something she’s never thought about before. She’s excited to see where this wild ride takes her. 




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Riley Simmons is on a mission. When all else fails, she logs into an exclusive website—looking for a discrete encounter. A paying discrete encounter. What does she have to lose? Her dignity? That went out with the eviction notice and she knows desperate times bring desperate measures.
Alexander Maxwell is a very wealthy man. When he finds Riley on the site, he’s drawn to her immediately—and he has the ways and means to take care of her.
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Will Riley jump in with both feet? Or will she realize escort is another name for hooker—and she’s hooked?
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KB Winters is the author of the brand new Billionaire Romance Series, Plush. She has an addiction to caffeine and hard-bodied alpha males. The men in her books are very sexy, protective and sometimes bossy, her ladies are...well...bossier!
Living in sunny Southern California, this hopeless romantic writes every chance she gets!
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