Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Release Blitz ~ Where Darkness Lies by Bella Jewel

Title: Where Darkness Lies
Series: Criminals of the Ocean #2
Author: Bella Jewel
Publisher: Montlake Romance
 Release Date: December 16, 2014


Anger and pain brought them together, but their passion might just set them free.

Dimitri wants only one thing: revenge. His stepfather, Hendrix, has caused him nothing but pain and heartache. At last Dimitri can take something—someone—important to Hendrix and make him pay: Jess.

Jess is feisty and strong headed. Her past haunts her and connects her to the dangerously dark Dimitri in an unexpected way. Dimitri keeps his secrets locked deep inside, and Jess is drawn to this broken man like no one before.

With little to cling to besides their haunting pasts, both could have been doomed to lives spent raging against the darkness that holds them prisoner. Instead, it seems that as their pain draws them closer together, it is their desire that will set them free.

I just finished Where Darkness Lies and I liked it. Anything Bella puts out there, Im all over it so this was no different. This is apart of the Criminals by the Ocean series so Enslaved by the Ocean which is the first would need to be read to understand what is going. In EbtO you have Hendrix and Indigos story. This is Dmitri and Jess. Dmitri is Hendrix's stepson and Jess has been on Hendrix ship to escape a painful past. Dmitri however wants revenge on Hendrix for leaving him when he was younger causing some bad things to happen. He blames Hendrix and to extract revenge he steals Jess from aboard Hendrix's ship. He wants Hendrix to follow him to save Jess. They both are two broken souls that will unknowingly help each other but will Jess want to be saved when Hendrix finds her? Will Dmitri let his revenge go? You will have to read and see.

I enjoyed the story. Love the whole pirate in our current time theme. You know they are MC's on the ocean! No rules except their own, and they take care of their own. Love that! This one was a little different since Dmitri is not a pirate but still interesting. I loved being able to read more about them. It took a turn that I wasn't not expecting. I would have done something different but....still was able to go with the flow. I like how both of them had their secrets and tried to guard their hearts but it was hard for them since they understood why they did the things that they did and went through.

I cannot wait to see what happens!

Story 4
Sex 4
Overall 4

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Bella Jewel is a self published, USA Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013 she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.

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BT ~ Autumn in London by Louise Bay

Anna Kirby went to New York to escape heartbreak and have some fun. She wasn't meant to meet someone . . . someone like Ethan. Now, back in London, she's having to get over a man who's three thousand miles away....

Ethan Scott broke every one of his rules during his week with Anna and now he can't seem to go back to life before her. A business trip to London gives him the opportunity to change his rules for good. Will he take it? 

Autumn in London is the second part of The Empire State Series, a series of three novellas.

Follow up to A Week in New York

I just Autumn in London and I loved it! It is apart of a series, so it is a definite must to read A week in New York first to understand the characters (Ethan and Anna). They meet in NY and decide to only have uncomplicated fun. After a week they go their own way, he in NY and Anna in London. Its been some time with no contact but definitely cannot get each other out of their minds. Ethan has to now head to London to merger his company with another there but decides that he needs to make a decision about Anna while he is there. Things just get complicated now. Ethan is merging his office with Anna's office. The decision is taken out of his hands before he was more prepared. However, long distances did make their heart grow fonder even though they are hesitant. This trip in London will be 3 months. Will they be able to keep things uncomplicated or will they want too? You'll have to read and see.

I really enjoyed this story. Its a quick and sexy read that will keep you entertained all the way through. It is what you would expect from the first one, same characters. Love the plot and the chemistry between the characters by my favorite part about this story is how honest they were with what they were feeling. They didn't pussyfoot it, it was real and honest. Such a joy to read.

I cannot wait for part 3. Its going to be just as good as these!!

Story 5
Sex 5
Overall 5

Anna Kirby is sick of dating. She's tired of heartbreak. Despite being smart, sexy, and funny, she's a magnet for men who don't deserve her.

A week's vacation in New York is the ultimate distraction from her most recent break-up, as well as a great place to meet a stranger and have some summer fun. But to protect her still-bruised heart, fun comes with rules. There will be no sharing stories, no swapping numbers, and no real names. Just one night of uncomplicated fun.

Super-successful serial seducer Ethan Scott has some rules of his own. He doesn't date, he doesn't stay the night, and he doesn't make any promises.

It should be a match made in heaven. But rules are made to be broken.

A Week in New York is the first in a series of three novellas.

***Not suitable for younger readers due to sexual content and language.***

I write sexy, romantic, contemporary novels - the kind I like to read!

Ruined by romantic mini-series of the seventies and eighties, I love all things romantic. 

There's not enough of it in real life so I'll settle for books and films.

I love the rain, the West Wing, London, days when you don't have to wear make-up, being 

alone, being with friends, elephants and champagne.