In the same pulse-pounding style as Maya Banks and Kresley Cole, New York Times bestselling author Cherry Adair delivers a sizzling erotic romance about a sexy billionaire who’s on the run—and the hit-man-turned-handyman who’s supposed to kill her.
Sex with a stranger. Learn to drive. Learn to cook. Learn to pole dance. Sex under the stars. Buy a truck. These are just a few of the things on Amelia Wentworth’s bucket list, but as the CEO and face of a multi-billion-dollar cosmetic empire, she’s never quite found the time to do them.
Until, after a series of accidents, Amelia discovers that someone wants her dead. But who? And why? She has no time for questions as she changes her name to Mia, buys a secluded fixer-upper near the Louisiana bayou where no one will recognize her, and starts checking things off her bucket list like there’s no tomorrow—which there might not be.
Meanwhile, Cruz Barcelona is a hit man who’s promised himself this will be his last job. Then he’ll take the money and move to a warm, sunny place where he doesn’t have to hide anymore. But when Cruz goes undercover to Mia’s ramshackle house, he starts to realize there’s far more to this poor-little-rich-girl than he thought—and he starts to fall for her. Which is going to make his job a whole lot harder…
A hit gone wrong, an impossible contract, revenge and the ultimate kicker… falling in love.
Mercy Reid is a runner.
She found the perfect place to hide, until it wasn’t.
Xavier “X” Blood always gets what he wants.
He had the perfect arrangement, until it wasn’t.
X is the mysterious tough guy from Royal Blood MC who gets shit done. Cross the Club and you get a visit from X. Only one person walks away at the end of it…and it isn’t you.
Mercy is hiding something. Something big. Looking to get lost, she runs from one hopeless situation right into the clutches of a monster.
When X and Mercy meet, something more electrifying than sparks fly. Something dangerous, passionate and forbidden.
When you deal in death, there’s only one way things can end…
Or is there?
If you like sparkly unicorns and hearts, Royal Blood IS NOT for you. If you like dark twisty anti-heroes and heart stopping roller coasters, Royal Blood IS for you. If you like teddy bears and kittens with whiskers, Royal Blood IS NOT for you. If you like unapologetic alpha males that drip sex and talk dirty, Royal Blood IS for you. You have been warned.
As a fan of Dark and gritty romances I have to admit I loved this book. It was not what I was expecting going in and that was fine but please heed the warning. If you don’t like dark romances this book is not for you. This book is raw, there is no other way to describe it. Amity has gone darker than she has before and the result of that is Mercy and X, two of the rawest characters you may ever meet.
Amity Cross isn’t my real name. That’s no secret.
I didn’t want my Mum and my workplace to find out I wrote about doodles and tongue-in-cheek sexual innuendo.
I live in a leafy suburb of Melbourne writing about screwed up relationships and kick ass female leads that don’t take s**t lying down.
Insert more pretentious c**p here.
Release Date: 12th November 2014
Genre: Erotic Romance
“You say I’ll never own you. If I win—you willingly give me that right. You sign not only the debt agreement, but another—one that makes me your master until your last breath is taken. You do that, and I’ll give you this.”
Nila Weaver’s family is indebted. Stolen, taken, and bound not by monsters but by an agreement written over six hundred years ago, she has no way out.
She belongs to Jethro as much as she denies it.
Jethro Hawk’s patience is running out. His inheritance gift tests, challenges, and surprises him—and not in good ways. He hasn’t leashed her but he thinks he might’ve found a way to bind her forever.
Debts are mounting. Payment waiting.
Well there is so much I wish to say about this book. It was all I could hope for and more but none of this was surprising because of the fact is was written by the one and only Pepper Winters. I make no secret that Pepper is my number one go to author. She is brilliantly gifted and an absolute treasure in the book world. I have been a massive fan since I read Tears of Tess and have bought every single book she has published upon release, and the paperbacks. If you don’t know or have never read one of her books I would say do so now. She is known for her dark romances, so if dark is not your cup of tea it may not be for you but I would also say at least try Tears of Tess. Anyway onto my review.
This series is a killer. Designed to be a serial but with full length novels, Pepper packs so many twists and turns it’s likely to make your head spin, if not explode. Especially once you get to the end and realise you still don’t know anything even though you thought you did. I absolutely adored the first book in this series and I may post my review from that later on at some point.
The gist of the story is this. Nila Weaver’s and Jethro Hawk’s families go way back, like hundreds of years back, where something happened between the two families. There was law involved and so the debt was written. Weaver daughters were owed to Hawks for ever. And let me tell you, The Hawk men are not very nice. Actually even that is being kind. they are cruel, heartless and ruthless and they have Nila, just as they had her mother and her grandmother and so on and so forth. I am happy to say that what took place in this book gave me hope for the main characters. The first one I was left wondering how Jethro would redeem himself, not that he completely redeemed himself, but there was enough to allow me a glimmer of hope. Then there are more questions raised as more characters reveal themselves, and more secrets get discovered.
With Pepper’s work, especially this particular book you have to read every word carefully as I quickly discovered.She is a masterful author and has such a gift with words that she can write the most abhorrent scenes and characters and still make it all sound beautiful.You just to have faith while Pepper deconstructs and rebuilds her characters, because I can guarantee you will not like Jethro but there will always be some kind of Happy at the end.
Pepper Winters wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex… her books have sex.
She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends.
Her Dark Erotica books include:
Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark #1)
Quintessentially Q (Monsters in the Dark #2)
Her Grey Romance books include:
Power. Greed. Revenge. Submission.
Sierra Winters never planned on falling for the most powerful man in Sydney.
One minute, she’s an everyday twenty-eight year old working class office girl the next, she is being blackmailed by Sebastiano Morassi, Sydney’s influential crime family boss, to settle her brother’s debts.Sierra knows she should never have gone to him to “save” her brother but she is captivated by him. His monstrous size, his malicious evil glare and more frightening is the scar that marks his left cheek. Never has she never met or seen anyone like him. The more time she spends with this frightening yet captivating man, the harder it becomes to want to escape.Sebastiano Morassi is pure danger. So why does she crave him? He can make her tremble with fear and make her hairs stand on end but he also has a sweetness to him that tugs at her heart. Sierra soon finds herself merged into his world full of murder, revenge, and deceit.
MEET ELLE RAVEN
Elle Raven is a new and upcoming Aussie author who lives in Adelaide, South Australia with her husband and three young children. Elle can usually be found with her iPad or laptop computer permanently glued to her. She began writing from a very young age. In fact Elle used to write plays and musicals when she was in high school. Having such a flamboyant personality she even performed in them herself Always an ‘actress’ and always the star.
Elle loves reading and writing about an alpha-male hero. If she can’t read about one that is alpha enough to suit her she will take it upon herself to write one.
Elle’s books will feature an alpha-male hero who will come tumbling to his knees in lust and love when he finally meets the heroine of his dreams. Rest assured that in an Elle Raven book, the hero will never cheat.
Elle would love to hear from you. Please email her or visit her Facebook page. She loves connecting
with people and having a chat with the readers about her books or any other books you may have in common.MEET AIMIE JENNISON
Aimie is a Yorkshire lass living in Western Australia, with her three boisterous boys and her husband. Aimie loves to people watch; it’s her favourite way to come up with new characters and stories. So next time a stranger is staring at you in the street, don’t panic, it could be an author basing a character on you.
Aimie has always loved to read and write. Her favourite place to listen to her characters is at the beach.
Aimie would love to hear from you. She would be happy to receive an email or post on her Facebook page; she loves chatting with likeminded bookworms.