Master Over You Blog Tour Mega-Post!


Hi! This is the Master Over You Blog Tour Mega-Post. I think that sounds kind of fancy, so I thought I’d go with it, haha.

Anyways! This post will be updated daily with links to all of the blog tour spots for the Master Over You: A Dark Romance Novel blog tour through Xpresso Books. It should be interesting and exciting. (It’ll go in reverse order, so the newest posts will be at the top, super easy to find)

Also, if you haven’t entered yet, here is a neat giveaway for you to join, too:

*Giveaway*

Master Over You Release Celebration Giveaway

(Day Three)

She Hearts Books (Review)
Girls With Books (Excerpt)

(Day Two)

Living in Your Own Story (Review + Excerpt)
Creating Serenity (Guest Post by Cerys!)
A is for Alpha, B is for Books (Blitz)

(Day One)

Sinfully Sexy Books (Review)
Craves the Angst (Excerpt)
Mommy’s a Book Whore (Excerpt)
Romance Novel Giveaways (Review + a bunch of stuff)

Happy Master Over You Release Day! (Xpresso Books Blog Tour)


Boots Cover

Today is the official release day for Master Over You, which is super exciting to me. Not only is this the release day, but we’ve got some wonderful things planned out, which I will now tell you about.

First off, perhaps the most exciting one is that you can get Master Over You for free right now on Amazon! Woo hoo!

Here is a link for that, just for you:

Master Over You: A Dark Romance Novel (Extended Version, Author’s Preferred Text)
(Free until October 24th)

After that, it’ll just be $0.99, so if you miss out on getting it for free, it should be available for a discounted price for awhile, but not for too long. Definitely don’t wait on this one.

And next… blog tour! I’ll be making another post soon in order to keep track of all the blog tour stops in an easily viewable format, but here’s what we’ve got so far:

Sinfully Sexy Books (Review)
Craves the Angst (Excerpt)
Mommy’s a Book Whore (Excerpt)
Romance Novel Giveaways (Review + a bunch of stuff)

Ethan and I also have a giveaway going on in celebration of the book release and for the blog tour, so definitely check that out (it’s also available on all of the blog tour spots, so you can check it out there, too, if you’d like)

Master Over You Release Celebration Giveaway

(There’s a ton of prizes, which I’m really excited about!)

Are you excited yet? Have you read Master Over You already? What’d you think?

Master Over You ~ Cover Reveal (Cerys du Lys and Ethan Winters)


The Master Over You cover reveal is today! Not only are we super excited about it, but we have some really fun stuff for everyone, too.

First off… a giveaway!

Master Over You Cover Reveal Giveaway

The giveaway is ongoing through the rest of the week (ends August 10th), so definitely check that out. There’s a ton of chances to win prizes, too, so you can share it with a friend or two or twenty five (there’s twenty five prizes, haha).

Ethan and I are also really happy to announce that you can pre-order your copy on B&N and iTunes (Kobo coming soon, Amazon is currently unavailable). The official release date is October 20th, which will include a lot of extended, bonus, and special content that we’re working on right now. If you’d rather get your copy today, you can get it for just $0.99 on pre-order at these online bookstores (and it’ll be automatically sent to your eReader as soon as it’s released):

B&N – Master Over You Pre-order
iTunes – Master Over You Pre-order

There’s a monster in every closet, and I’m in yours

My name is Noah. I’m not a nice person. This isn’t cupcakes and candyland, love.

I’ll take you, break you, and offer you to the highest bidder without a second thought. You’re mine now. It’s business, nothing personal. You wouldn’t understand, and I’m not going to explain it. Sorry, love, you don’t mean a thing to me.

Just know that there’s a monster in every closet, and I’m in yours.

Author Note - This dark romance novel contains themes that may be discomforting to some people. If you are sensitive to depictions of violence, then this book is not recommended for you.

(Ethan Winters official debut release co-authored with USA Today bestselling author Cerys du Lys)

Man’s POV = Ethan, Woman’s POV = Cerys

There is a light at the end of every dark tunnel, no matter how dim it may seem.

And… now for the cover(s)! (There’s a main one, and two alternative versions)

Main Cover ~
Boots Cover

Alternative Cover (Noah) ~
Noah Cover

Alternative Cover (Dark Undress) ~
Pantyhose Cover

Which Master Over You cover do you like best? You can let us know in the comments. We’d both love to hear your thoughts. Also, definitely enter the giveaway before it’s too late, too. And there’s a way for you to vote for your favorite one(s) cover on Facebook, too!

His Absolute Obsession: The Billionaire’s Paradigm (Audio Books Like Fifty Shades of Grey)


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The Fifty Shades of Grey official first movie trailer comes out today! Because of that, I thought it’d be fun to do something a little different and special. I can’t quite create my own movie trailer (not yet at least…), but some of what I write is like Fifty Shades of Grey in a way, and I do have audiobooks, so…

I thought it’d be fun to create a YouTube sample of His Absolute Obsession: The Billionaire’s Paradigm!

(This is the scene when Elise first meets Lucent, before that fateful weekend they spend together trapped in the library during a record-breaking blizzard)

Trapped in a library during a blizzard, Elise finds herself stuck with the untoward magnate, Lucent Storme, who’s rumored to have more than a few forbidden desires…

What do you think? I love the narration and I think Irma Kent did a wonderful job at it. Just a little sneak peek there, but I really enjoy that scene, and it’s the start of so much more, too. Elise and Lucent are some of my favorite characters.

The rest of the audiobook is fairly long, but it’s only the beginning, too. His Absolute Obsession is over 2 hours of steamy romance, commanding intrigue, and dominant mystery. There are more audiobooks in the series, too. Can’t wait for the Fifty Shades movie to come out and want something to tide you over in the mean time? For less than the price of a movie ticket (and for more than 2 hours of romantic enjoyment) you can get His Absolute Obsession right now.

You can find His Absolute Obsession on:
Audible – His Absolute Obsession
Amazon – His Absolute Obsession
iTunes – His Absolute Obsession

The e-book version is available on Amazon, as well.

Review: Sweet for Him: A BBW Romance


Sweet for Him: A BBW Romance
Sweet for Him: A BBW Romance by Harper Ashe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sweet Second Chances

This is a wonderfully sweet romance about past love and second chances.

The beginning of the novel starts right in the middle of everything, which I liked. Claire’s sister has just married a billionaire, while poor Claire is stuck single. Not only that, she’s tasked with housesitting for her sister and new brother-in-law while they’re on their honeymoon. I mean, maybe it’s not too bad, considering she’s housesitting for a billionaire, but I think maybe that makes it worse, too. Single and all that empty space? Kind of lonely…

Except in pops Robbie. They dated way back when, but things fell through, and maybe she’s never really gotten over him. Can 11 years change someone, though? He seems nicer, sure, but is it just a ruse? He broke her heart before, so I can understand why it’d be hard for her to give him another shot.

I liked that, though. It’s an interesting twist to the usual romantic start. I think it’s fun to read about characters that know each other but have a reason not to really like each other, you know? It’s different from just the mysterious attraction that starts from the very beginning. Robbie and Claire had chemistry a long time ago, but obviously that sort of fell through. Can they restart it, though? Is there even anything left to restart?

Sweet for Him is that kind of story. One thing that I thought was really powerful was the double self-conscious hit, because of Claire’s curviness and also how Robbie left her before. She’s definitely reluctant and hurt by him, but it’s one of those things where maybe she just really wants to believe that they can come back together? It’s been a long time, so they’ve both definitely changed, too. It’s fun to read about their differences over time, also. Their reminiscing about the past, and then how they’ve changed in the present, is intriguing and thoughtful.

I loved reading Sweet for Him, because I really could connect with these characters in a lot of ways. I think everyone always wonders about the “what ifs” in life, you know? Do people change, or will there always be a wall between us? Especially for high school, and when you go to your reunion and everything, it’s interesting to catch up. Claire kind of skipped out on hers, so this is more of a reunion between Robbie and her, but it’s the same sort of thing.

I just really enjoyed the premise and the intimacy and connection between Claire and Robbie. I wanted them to realize that maybe they both made mistakes in the past, but that sometimes we all need to make mistakes to realize what we’re truly missing. It’s a really powerful and romantic story in a lot of ways.

I’d really recommend this one! It’s sweet, and a little sexy, and very special. I think you’ll really enjoy it!

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Review: Raw, A Dark Romance


Raw, A Dark Romance
Raw, A Dark Romance by Tawny Taylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beautifully Raw

This was a wonderfully exciting dark romance. I really enjoyed it!

The premise was interesting. I’ve read similar before, but nothing quite like this. Badgered by her friend, Kendall reluctantly signs up for a matchmaking service catering to the excessively wealthy. Presumably they’re looking for a wife, but that’s not quite the actuality of it. Generally they’re more in the market for a fling, or…

Well, then Kace comes into play. He’s a Spanish billionaire who knows no bounds. He’s also the first one to take an interest in Kendall, and he always gets his way. No one says no to Kace, except… well, Kendall does! Repeatedly, in fact.

After her presumed date with the billionaire turns much darker, Kendall’s kind of trapped between worlds. She’s been striving to make ends meet, and while she’s fairly satisfied with life so far, it’s not always the best, you know? Kace could provide that for her, except is he even looking for a relationship or does he just want to use her for his pleasure for the week? Whether she likes it or not, that’s what his initial plans are, but sometimes plans have a way of going awry…

What I liked about this was Kendall’s sort of rough nature. She’s not all that impressed by Kace and his billionaire attitude. Yes, he’s strong and demanding, but why should she do what he says just because of that? She can be pretty headstrong and stubborn herself. It’s a match of opposites, but they end up going together in an intriguing sort of way.

Who will break first? Except do they even want that to happen? There’s a bit of danger and risk here, but I felt an interesting connection between Kendall and Kace that I really enjoyed. He’s used to getting his way, but in order to get it this time he’s going to have to do things that he might not really be ready for. Kace is strong and stubborn, but maybe sometimes it’s hard to keep it up if you forget the reasons for your stubbornness, too.

They don’t really go together very well at first, but I think that’s one of the reasons why I enjoyed reading about them. I was curious to see where everything went and how things would progress. I can’t really say that I wanted them to be together at first, but I wanted to see how they would react to each other and grow on each other.

It was a fun story to read, with a lot of depth and psychological intrigue to it, along with a thrilling dark romantic allure. If you enjoy dark romances, I think you’ll really like this one.

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Review: Hurricane Kisses: A Billionaire Love Story


Hurricane Kisses: A Billionaire Love Story
Hurricane Kisses: A Billionaire Love Story by Krista Lakes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Stormy Kisses

I’ve read all of the Kisses books by Krista Lakes, so I was really excited to check this one out, too. It’s a bit different from the rest of them in a lot of ways. The premise sort of opens up similarly to Saltwater Kisses, but then it changes a lot.

Olivia is the CEO of a small travel company with a lofty goal. It took some work, but she’s started doing really well with her company and it’s something she’s extremely passionate about. I really enjoyed that part of it, because it’s something I can relate to. Everyone has hopes and dreams, you know? She went out on a huge limb in order to make her passion a reality, and it paid off in the end.

Though… not without a price. Logan is kind of her competitor, but not really. His company can basically crush hers, and she originally went to him for some help with starter funding, but… that didn’t go so well in the end. He’s kind of full of himself and a little formal and pompous, too. Not so great of a match.

So when they meet during a working vacation at a new resort that’s looking to build some good business relationships, things aren’t so good. He’s a jerk, she’s the new girl on the block, their businesses are in direct competition, and unfortunately he’s drop dead gorgeous. (Why does it always have to be the sexy ones that cause so many issues? I just don’t understand…)

There might be more to Logan than meets the eye, though. There’s definitely more to Olivia. She’s not some pushover, you know? He’s going to have to make some concessions if he wants to show her how he feels, except I don’t really know if that’s in his character. The tension is palpable and wonderful to read about because of all these things, though. It’s not just flirty and sexual, but competitive, which I think makes the story really attractive in a lot of ways. Who’s going to win? What’s going to happen? Except in this game of love, if one person wins, what about the other? You sort of need two winners for a relationship, but I don’t quite think they realize that at first…

This is a great romance story, though. It’s a different sort of Kisses story in a lot of ways, but a really good one. I think it’d be a great summer beach read, too. If you like sweet summer romance and “I like you but I hate you at the same time” sorts of love stories, this one is definitely for you. I really enjoyed it a lot!

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Review: Remember Our Song: A Billionaire Romance


Remember Our Song: A Billionaire Romance
Remember Our Song: A Billionaire Romance by Emma South
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Emotional and Touching

This was a wonderful story about love and all it has to offer. I really enjoyed it.

It’s kind of different from what I usually read for this sort of book, which I found interesting. The beginning starts off on the slower side, but not in a bad way. It’s setting up what needs to be said before the tragic events happen that bring everything completely to a stop. That part was really heart-wrenching, especially with everything before that being so sweet and cute and playful.

I love Bea and Jeremy together. They’re a wonderful couple and I think they both bring out the best in each other. Their initial dialogue is some of the best I’ve read and it’s really true and down to earth feeling in a ton of ways. I can imagine seeing them as a couple out and about, being happy, which is exactly what I think two people in love should be like.

When the amnesia occurs… it’s just a lot more difficult. It made me sad a lot of the time. It’s like… I mean, obviously they were happy, and now they aren’t, but it’s not through the fault of anyone, per se. I think amnesia like that is a really difficult thing to deal with, you know? In a way, it kind of reminded me of some of the scenes from The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks, since I thought that was a wonderful love story, as well.

If you’re looking for a story that’s got love, but also all of the other emotions that come along with it, this one is definitely for you! It’s different, but really good. I think Emma South is a wonderful writer!

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Review: Me, Cinderella?


Me, Cinderella?
Me, Cinderella? by Aubrey Rose
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beautiful

This is a beautiful story in all aspects. The prose is just delightful and was a pleasure to read. I know that maybe that’s not as important to some, but I’ve always had a thing for really poetic sounding sentences, and basically everything in Me, Cinderella? is like that. Kind of like high quality chocolate for the literary mind, as opposed to a generic Hershey bar.

The actual story itself is fascinating, too. To be perfectly honest, I’m not the best with math, but I really enjoyed the mathematics added into the plot. It’s different, you know? It gave the whole thing a somewhat exotic feel for me, like I was spying into some new and foreign world.

The plot starts strong and goes on to finish wonderfully, too. To be honest, some of it was a little off to me at first, but I enjoyed it still. The instant attraction between Brynn and Eliot seemed sort of strange, but it was just that – a flitter of intrigue, before moving on to become something so much more and full of depth and excitement.

I’m somewhat at a loss for words as to how to explain how beautiful this story. The whole thing really comes together. It’s not just the plot, or the characters, or the structure of the sentences and the power of the words used, but all of it combined, and I really feel like Me, Cinderella? is something special. There are a lot of good books out there, and even some great ones, but this one is beautiful.

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Review: Only Pretend


Only Pretend
Only Pretend by Nora Flite
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A Seductive Confliction

I’ve read all of the Hard Body Rock books by Nora Flite and really enjoyed them. I’ve also read Tears of Tess, though I haven’t delved too deep into dark romance besides that. I do like it sometimes, but I think other times it’s done a bit oddly and too far for me.

Saying that, I really enjoyed Only Pretend. It had some of the same elements that I’ve come to enjoy from Nora Flite’s books, but with a sense of something more like in what Pepper Winters’ writes.

Only Pretend is a wonderful story, but there’s a definite sense of darkness and depravity going on. After Celeste is not only fired from her job, but also broken up with by her boyfriend, for being “boring” as he says, she decides to find a new life for herself. I really liked the idea of that, too. I think sometimes everyone imagines what it’d be like to pretend you’re someone else for a day, right? So this is like that, except…

She gets what she wants in a way, and then way more than she could have ever imagined. Leonide is sensually provocative, but with some absolutely dark desires. He’s that man you love to hate, who can pull your strings and bring out the best in you, providing you with immeasurable pleasure, but… what does he want in return?

That’s really the driving question that I kept wondering about throughout the novel, and I think that’s one of the things I liked most about it. We start off knowing a little about Celeste, but not everything. And Leonide is a complete mystery initially. Where did he come from, what is he doing, and why?

Celeste started off trying to pretend, but maybe there’s even more pretense to all of this than we know?

If you like Nora Flite’s other books, or Tears of Tess, I think you’ll really enjoy this one. It’s got a seductive style that really keeps you reading. I liked the thrill and suspense aspects, too. There’s some darkness, obvious, so you really need to be able to handle some adult themes, but… I think everything in this book is the sort of thing you really want to read about, but maybe not talk about in “polite” company? Haha. Curiosity is a dangerous and compelling thing! But oh so wonderful, too.

Highly recommended! I loved this book.

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