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Dance into My Life by Hayley Faiman

He’s twenty years her senior, but age is just a number when you’ve found the woman who intrigues you.

Marilyn Jones is a survivor. Her childhood was anything but picture-perfect. In fact, it was nothing short of complete chaos and trauma. She's working hard to be the complete opposite of her upbringing. But no matter how hard you try to get away from it, the past always has a way of coming back around.

When an opportunity shows up at her doorstep, she knows she must pivot her life to accept this new future.

The President of the Nasty Bastards MC has always loved his life just as it is. So, when his past showed up a few years ago, it was a shocking but welcome addition to his life, something he accepted wholeheartedly.

When his eyes land on Marilyn, he knows that his life is missing something. Maybe it isn’t so perfect, just the way that it is. The lives they lead are full of heartache and pain. But their futures don’t have to be, do they?

A moment of clarity is all that Prez needs to know what he wants, who he wants. But Marilyn is too busy trying to shield her battered heart to take the blind leap forward. Will she realize what she not only wants but needs before it’s too late?

 

Savage Impulses by Michelle Hercules

Everyone knows to stay away from the heirs of Olympus Bay. They rule the city through savagery and blood like the heartless assholes they are.

A streak of bad luck puts me on the path of the most ruthless of them all. Hades. The black sheep of the family, his reputation for debauchery and violence precedes him. No wonder he’s the king of Olympus U.

He wants me to pay for a mistake I didn’t intend to make, and I fear refusing him will only end in tragedy. But there are worse fates than being the target of a savage god.

When another ruthless player enters the arena and demands more than I can give, I find myself stuck in the middle of a family war, and Hades emerges as my savior. And my captor.

The longer I stay by his side, the more I realize the man is not what he seems. He’s dark and brutal, but he also possesses a tenderness I didn’t think was possible. That’s his most dangerous weapon. If I’m not careful, I might never want to leave his prison.

Only I can’t indulge in my desires. My family needs me, and if I surrender to Hades completely, I may never see my loved ones again.

*This is a contemporary retelling of Hades & Persephone's story.

 

Daughter of Deception by Ruby Vincent

Our enemies are everywhere…
…and we can’t see them.

The Brotherhood has us in their sights. In their scope.

The attacks are coming from everywhere and nowhere from a seemingly invisible enemy. But they won’t be invisible for long.

When we discover how the Brotherhood manages to stay five steps ahead, it’s up to me to find and stop the traitor.
The only problem is it requires me to revisit a place I swore I’d never go: my past.

The battle for the city we love is heating up. The Brotherhood challenges the Merchants’ right to rule, and Genny and the Savage Princes don’t give a f*ck.

Cinco is theirs and they’ll fight to the death to protect it.

And me… well, I just might be their secret weapon.

 

My Best Friend’s Wish by Blue Saffire

Dario
When I was younger, I believe I heard something I shouldn’t have. After what I overheard, I don’t believe our mother just up and left us. I was a kid. I didn’t have money, power, or respect to get the answers I needed back then. Not until now. I’m being promoted in the family and I’ll have all the power I need.

However, there’s one problem, I’m in love with my best friend and business partner. Carleen is everything I would want in a wife. If only being a Di Lorenzo didn’t threaten her life.

Carleen
I’ve been in love with Dario Di Lorenzo since I was eight years old. My father believes that’s the reason I walked away from being a surgeon to become a chef. One drunken night and Dario learns my secret. A secret that leads to a bigger secret that threatens my life as I know it—everything is about to change.

I’d give my all for Dario. Even if that means becoming what he doesn’t know he needs.

Will all these secrets tear everything apart? Will the Di Lorenzo world turn everything on its head? Or will one single wish fall in with the plan?

*This is a Novel in the Work Husband Series the beginning of a new world and is not connected to any other Universe of Blue’s at this time. Blue Saffire’s books are written to weave, loop, and intertwine with one another, so for the best experience in this series, it’s best to read it in order.
This is the read order for the best experience.

Unexcpected Lovers
My Best Friend’s Wish
The Ones Left Behind… Coming soon

 

Wretched by Emily McIntire

Once Upon A Time,
there was a wicked girl.
She lost everything that mattered,
causing darkness to unfurl.
Impulsive and intelligent,
she helped her family name grow strong.
But then one day a man without a heart came along.
An undercover agent, meant to spy and bring back tips.
Following down her hidden path of faded yellow bricks.
She hated him, he wanted her;
she was too good to be true.
But a woman can be great...
and terrible too.

Wretched is a dark contemporary romance and the third complete standalone in The Never After Series: A collection of fractured fairy tales inspired by our favorite villains. It is not fantasy and it is not a retelling. Reader discretion is advised.

 

Start My Life by Hayley Faiman

A decade is a long time to wait to start your life. Can a marriage on the brink of extinction be saved?

Kia Nelson has only loved one man. She has devoted herself to him and only him. The problem is that man has spread his attentions to every woman who crosses his path. She has always accepted his indiscretions as part of the club life.

Until the other men started settling down, proving that monogamy is not dead.

Handles is the Nasty Bastard MC attorney. He loves his life. There is not a single complaint to be had by him. He’s got a wife at home and any woman he wants at the club. He works hard and plays harder. Status quo is exactly what he wants–forever.

When Kia tells him their marriage is through, that she wants to start her life over, without him. Handles is forced to decide, not just for himself but also for his future.

He has to choose whether he wants his freedom or his wife?

 

Redemption by Tori Fox

The Partners are back with a vengeance...

Everyone thinks I died three years ago.
I sacrificed my life for my friends.
To redeem myself for all my wrong doings.

I don’t exist. Not in the real sense of the word.
I’m just a man fulfilling my destiny that was laid out for me from the day I was born.
A man put in position to take over the largest criminal organization.

I’m just a pawn in a game with nothing to lose.
Until my past hits me like a freight train. The only woman I ever fell for reappears in my life.
But she isn’t just anyone. Her family is one of the most powerful mafia families in Italy.
And it’s the family I’m after for trying to take down The Partners.

We never should have been together. We never should have met.
Our story could start a war. Especially when she drops a bomb I never saw coming.
And now the stakes are so high even my own life is forfeit.

I may not exist.
But that won’t stop me from taking what’s mine.
And risking everything for a family I didn’t know I had.

**This is book 3 in The Partners series. While they are standalones, it is best they are read in order.
This is a dark romance suitable for readers 18+. This book may contain subject matter that can be seen as triggers.

 

Atoning Conviction by Greer Rivers

PHOENIX
Their screams haunt me.
I’ve tried to drown them out,
But now I’m forced to fight my demons in this hell.
Shackles remind me I’m a hostage.
That my pain isn’t a nightmare.
This time, the screams are my own.
Only one thing gets me through it all.
Brown Eyes.
She is my strength and my downfall.
But does she want to be rescued?
I used to be haunted by the evil in my nightmares.
Now the monsters are real.
I don’t know if she’s a villain or my savior.

CALLIE
Her death haunts me.
I’ve tried to fight for justice,
But now I’m losing myself in this hell.
I got in over my head and now I’m trapped.
This place is a nightmare.
And I have to escape.
Only one thing can stop me.
Prisoner 813.
He is my weakness and my salvation.
But does he deserve to be rescued?
He’s haunted by his nightmares.
Maybe he deserves them.
I don’t know if he’s a villain or a savior.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Atoning Conviction is the fifth novel in the Conviction series, which has an overarching plot throughout the series, but no cliffhanger for the couple in this book.

For best enjoyment, please read in order.

**While the Conviction Series as a whole is not considered “dark romance,” Atoning Conviction definitely qualifies as a dark romance. It should only be read by mature readers (18+). For complete TW list please read reviews, see the Author's Note on the inside, the Author's "review" below, or visit the Author's Website. Reader discretion is advised.**

 

Unexpected Lovers by Blue Saffire

Dante
When I was younger, I believe I almost stumbled upon something I shouldn’t have. Something that upset my mother and made her abandon us all. It was all my fault.

I grew up wondering how she could leave us? My older brothers never blamed me, but I’ve blamed myself. So much so I never asked questions when I was thrown into the family business. Then I had my little girl. I thought I could take a vacation from being a Di Lorenzo.

However, my selfish wife has ensured my return to the life. I will no longer be able to remain an outsider to what my brothers and I have been handed.

Lizzy
The Di Lorenzo’s have secrets. I know a lot about having those. When Gio Di Lorenzo hired me five years ago, I knew those secrets would come out. His younger brother Dante doesn’t know who I am and now I’m stepping into shoes I never thought I’d fill.

When this becomes personal, all thoughts of keeping my secrets go out the window. In the blink of an eye, I become who I was created to be.

Will the truth tear everything apart? Will there be one secret too many? Or will it all go according to plan in this unexpected love?

 

 

Priest by Tiya Rayne

Nathaniel “Priest” Otella
Secrets, I was birthed in them. It’s no wonder they surround me now. The secrets of a ghost, the secrets of the Church, my boys are dripping in secrets.

The trick is to bury the secrets that can kill you before they come back to haunt you.

Will my secrets keep me from ever accepting love? Will my secrets stay buried as they should? Or will the secrets of the Church consume us all?