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Title: Avarice Collection
Subtitle: Hell on Earth Box Set
Series: Hell on Earth (books 1-3 + Bonus Materials)
Author: A.C. Melody
Genre: Dark Erotic/BDSM/Paranormal
Length: 436 pages
It was a permanent note-to-self right above her panties, because anything less was a disappointment. She never meant it as an invitation…
Avarice is what makes the world go round, and Kameo Kross never cared to be an exception to the rule. Her sole ambition is to avoid joining the ranks of New York’s poorest denizens. Between a bastard of a new boss and a Dom who tempts her darkest, depraved needs, Kami reevaluates her goal for sanity’s sake. She doesn’t fear pain, death or eternal damnation, but the idea of submitting completely has her itching to run.
Unforgiving, destiny’s twisted plot thrusts Kami into a world she’d never feared existed, and the crosshairs of an enemy threatening to expose all of her shameful secrets to the media. As her life is completely altered, good versus evil becomes a matter all too personal. Yet, nothing’s more difficult than facing the truths of her heart, and finding the courage to embrace the kind of submission she’s always longed for.
Unleashed in a hailstorm of fury, Hell will come for those seeking glory from Kami’s missteps and she’ll face off with the Devil, himself, to get what she’s finally accepted as hers to have: Happiness. As the calendar races toward Beltane, sordid plots of single-minded obsession and greed continue to thwart their eternal bliss, but the real challenge awaits in the aftermath of retribution. Can Kami and her Master find some semblance of redemption in one another at last, or will the demon within change everything?
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His wet fingers abandoned the inside of her throat, cupping the curve of her jaw, and his mouth crushed down on hers.
It was a whole new kind of oral sex. That was the only way to describe the aggressive, needy assault. His tongue thrust as his lips dominated hers harder and greedier, like there was some kind of climax waiting for him at the end. A preview of his skills, or a promise that it would be the only way he would invade her body, no matter which part of himself he was using? Regardless, it was ferocious, filthy, and the best damn kiss Kami had ever experienced.
She could feel his mask bumping alongside her temple, as if he’d turned the bull snout to the side, but that meant his face was still mostly covered. He must not trust the blindfolds. Did that mean he wasn’t planning on removing the mask at all? Kami hoped not. She wanted him to keep it on. That way her imagination could continue filling in the blanks the way she wanted them, rather than chance being disappointed by reality. She didn’t care how damn shallow that made her. This was her night, and it was already panning out better than any Halloween before it, so no. She didn’t want anything to ruin it.
“Mmm, you taste foolishly brave,” he groaned quietly as he licked and nibbled at her lips, diving back in for one last devastating kiss.
Settling back in the seat, he returned the mask to its rightful place and forced her down onto her knees again. His thumb picked up its previous stroking over her lips, but when her bound wrists slid down the hard plane of his stomach and into his lap, there was no mistaking the bulging line of his erection. The feel of it had her lust spreading hotter, dampening her panties with desperate anticipation.
She earned a soft mocking laugh when she started rubbing her arms over the steely line.
“You like knowing what you do to my cock, demon? How hard you make it just by choking on my fingers?” he asked. “Is that what you were hoping to accomplish while you were dancing for me?”
If he was trying to embarrass her with that insight, he was going to be disappointed. Knowing he knew, that he’d been aware, only turned her on more.
“No, but it’s a start,” she replied.
He laughed appreciatively at that, and it was far more sinister than his mocking laugh. “Ambition and Greed go hand-and-hand, little one. As you said, it’s a start.”
He wanted her to be greedy? He probably shouldn’t have told her that. Before she could reply, the limo slowed to a stop, reigniting the thrill of uncertainty. When the driver opened the door, her bull man climbed out first, then reached inside and hauled her out by the waist.
Once she was on her feet, he grabbed her bound wrists and started leading her across old asphalt. Her heels clicked and wobbled in the rough patches. She thought she heard water lapping and a nearby buoy. It definitely smelled like the docks. The way the noise and voices echoed indicated they were surrounded by warehouses or giant shipping containers.
Again, it should have been a red flag, but Kami wasn’t afraid, only morbidly curious. It took her a moment to realize they were drawing closer to the pulsing bass of music. Her escort paused for a moment before a door opened and it washed over them loud and clear. They stopped directly inside to wait for everyone. When the metal door finally closed, her bull man untied the blindfold.
Blinking in the dimly lit entrance, Kami saw that it was a makeshift foyer with draping velveteen crimson, black-and-white jack-o-lanterns, Gothic candelabras, antiqued mirrors, and other décor that would indicate they were getting ready to enter a vampire’s secret lair. Even the music thumping and crawling over her flesh was more along the lines of Screamo-Goth-Rave, than the Dubstep bass would suggest.
“You know, there are at least a hundred different horror movies that begin this way,” she referred to the space around them by drawing a small square in the air with her index fingers.
A more difficult task than one would think with bound wrists.
“That’s what makes decorating so easy,” he said, pulling her against his body to slip a hand under her skirt and take his fill of her ass cheek. “The question is, was that just an observation or cold feet?”
“My feet never get cold,” she replied.
She barely heard the low rumble of his laugh when he bowed his head right beside her ear. “Careful, demon. Some might take that answer as a deliberate challenge.”
It was a seduction, his mind. The things he picked out of the air, as if her thoughts were broadcasting on wavelengths he could read like a digital marquee. Things that no other man on the planet had ever been able to hear between the lines of her responses before.
“You’re free to take it however you like,” she pointed out, but it wasn’t flippant.
No, it was more like poking the growling lion with a sharp stick just to see what would happen.
“I don’t need you to tell me that, demon. I always take what I want, however I want, whenever I want,” he stated, before lowering his voice even more. “I don’t wait for holidays.”
A.C. Melody is a hybrid author of Erotic Romance and all its savory sub-genres. Confessed javaholic, introverted geeky girl with a twisted sense of humor and a wretched muse. She has a weakness for hard ass Alphas and the strong women who capture their hearts, without damaging their rough edges.
A lifetime lover of fairytales, myths, legends and ancient pantheons, A.C. spends more time researching than writing. Her biggest goal is to provide new, captivating angles on old, favorite tales with enticing twists and characters that redefine preset expectations.
She’s 100% guilty of placing all her money on the underdogs, anti-heroes and shameless whores. When A.C. isn’t writing, being mom or doing the day-job gig, you can catch her gaming, binge-watching Netflix or anxiously awaiting the new superhero movie (specifically, Deadpool 2). A.C. loves to hear from her readers and can be found at any of the following sites:
Title: Hearthstone Alpha ( The Úlfrinn Series, #1)
Author: A.C. Melody
Publisher: Red Sage Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Paranormal Romance (Wolf Shifters)
Release Date: June 1, 2017
All Reyna Daniels wants is to secure her return home to Minneapolis to be with her family. The last thing she needs is to find her world completely inundated by the magnetizing, hostile Corbyn Bruschard and his group of male-model friends.
Corbyn’s not ashamed at being everywhere, since it’s his territory, and he’s certainly not going to apologize for trying to keep Reyna safe. Especially, when she’s his mate.
With all signs pointing to an old enemy’s return, Reyna’s going to have to suck it up and face her ancient Norse heritage fast, whether she’s ready to or not. That doesn’t mean she has to accept being mated to an Alpha who threatens all of her hard-earned independence.
A.C. Melody is a hybrid Author of Erotic Romance and its many sub-genres. Confessed javaholic, introverted geeky girl with a twisted sense of humor and a wretched muse.
She has a weakness for hard ass Alphas and the strong women who capture their hearts, without damaging their rough edges. No matter how submissive or demure, her female leads have a core of strength and a willingness to admit their own flaws and evolve, not just demand that of their men.
When it comes to gambling, A.C. admits she’s 100% guilty of placing all her money on the underdogs, anti-heroes, and shameless whores.
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“Little Queen (The Ùlfrinn Series, Book 2)”
Author: A.C. Melody
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance/Norse Mythology
Release date: July 1, 2017
It’s All About the Romance!
Reyna Daniels and Corbyn Bruschard make an effort to be in a committed relationship, but each is still hindered by their own hidden fears.
However, fear takes a backseat to rage and the need to protect.
Unable to reach good buddy, Jesse (a lone wolf), back in Chicago, Reyna Daniels is worried he’s fallen back in with the wrong crowd. When her Chicago apartment is burglarized and Chicago PD insists Reyna returns for questioning, Corbyn’s spidey senses go into high alert… with good reason.
Corbyn Bruschard is blindsided by a devastating blow during a business venture. As he begins to hunt down the guilty, Corbyn and the entire pack is sent reeling when the still anonymous-evil strikes again… and leaves Reyna on her death bed.
At first glance, it appears the Ùlfrinn are surrounded by enemies determined to wipe them out and Corbyn and his pack have little chance for success. But things—and people—are not as they appear.
Alliances are made—with reluctance—but it may yet be too late.
Corbyn is forced to take a stand when there’s dissension within the pack. He doesn’t want history to repeat itself and another Ùlfrinn is cast out because of pride, but he will not be challenged, especially when it comes to Reyna.
Reyna’s search for Jesse leads her to a secret government agency created for dealing with the supernatural *Waves to Mulder and Scully* which includes a much-too-friendly director, a female agent with an attitude, and Sean Connery, er…I mean Laird McCuine, an alpha even more powerful than Corbyn. (How is this even possible?)
Despite the power plays and intrigue moving the story along, it’s the love story of Corbyn and Reyna which wins the day. Much respect to the destiny of Fated Mates, but these two will settle for nothing less than true love. The relationship is give and take with tiny wins for each along the way. There are ‘squee’ moments to make the reader smile and cheer these two on as they fall in love. The intimate scenes are again graphic but without being overdone. The running dialogue and character internal thoughts keep this about bonding hearts and not just orgasms. The Ùlfrinn and their Norse heritage provide the paranormal, but the Alpha and his Valkyrie bring the romance. *Swoons*
As Reyna’s Ùlfr begins to awaken it doesn’t change her but instead strengthens who she is… who she’s always been. While Reyna has never been anyone’s fool, she begins to sync with her long dormant wolf and finds power which surprises everyone… except Corbyn.
The Norse Mythology runs even deeper in Little Queen, and it is flawless. The mythology is crucial to whether or not Reyna survives, and if the search for the guilty is successful.
There is a book 3 in the Ùlfrinn series, but Little Queen doesn’t leave you hanging off a cliff wanting answers. Major points are nicely tied up and resolved while keeping the mythology alive.
True love, a front yard battle of wolves, a kidnapping, a poisoning, a female agent just asking to have her ass handed to her, ice cream thefts, one woman’s efforts to redefine shopping, Night, Mare, and a succubus.
Yeah, you need to 1-click.
Paranormal Romance at its BEST!
Reyna Daniels returns unannounced to her home in Minnesota. Having left almost eight years ago with only brief visits since, the event planner allows her family to believe she’s only in town long enough to help her boss coordinate a major social event.
But Reyna Daniels has a secret she’s not ready to divulge. However, she begins to realize there’s more going on with her brother, Madison ‘Maddy’ Daniels, and his ‘work crew’ than meets the eye and knows she’s not the only one with secrets.
From the beginning when a ‘trespasser’ is spotted on the property, Reyna’s nerves are on edge. Or is it because of six and a half feet of mighty, mouth watering manliness? To be fair, the whole ‘work crew’ is obscenely handsome, worthy of any magazine cover. But, it’s when Corbyn Bruschard is near, Reyna can’t think, can barely speak, and is always on the defensive.
And she’s at a total loss as to why.
Corbyn knows why… because he is Ùlfrinn and Reyna is his mate. He scents her the second he enters Maddy’s house.
Unlike the usual paranormal romance, the challenge isn’t so much convincing Reyna she is Corbyn’s mate… but making her accept her own Ùlfrinn heritage.
Not an easy feat when Reyna and Maddy’s parents convinced them long ago that hiding who they are kept them safe from the devastation of the past and those who lurk in the shadows of the present. Reyna buried her heritage deep and lived as a human. Can she change? Does she want to?
And that’s just the first 15% of the story!
Tightly written and deftly paced, author A.C. Melody straps us into a rollercoaster and holds us hostage, but it’s such a fun ride with no lag time.
Reyna Daniels is an independent woman. She left Pine Grove for college in Chicago, determined to live in peace on her own. Me thinks she might have been a bit hasty seeing as how her parents left town right behind her, RVing around the country. Still, I like Reyna. She’s practical and logical. She has a strong spirit, and she doesn’t take herself too seriously.
Corbyn Bruschard is 100% Alpha, make no mistake. But he’s not the harsh, iron-fisted Alpha–although I wouldn’t be the one to push his buttons—he’s the type who leads by example and compassion. He’s the type who thinks nothing of playing superhero with a three-year-old. He’s also the type who will rain devastation down on you if you mess with his pack… or his mate.
I like these two together, their chemistry has depth. When they let their guards down, it’s pure joy and romance. When they banter, it’s hilarious… okay, at least to me. The intimate scenes between them are graphic, but not gratuitous. The accompanying dialogue allows you inside their thoughts… and hearts.
I was not happy with Reyna Daniels for about five minutes. Her inner thoughts of ‘what if?’ and ‘probably not’ were becoming exhausting [to me]. She compares the burgeoning relationship with Corbyn to her past relationships—all three of them—attempting to predict the outcome of what she and Corbyn have. Reyna knows what she wants but is afraid the past will repeat itself.
But it can’t. Because she has never been as open (or open at all) with any man the way she has with Corbyn. Not knowing about Reyna’s prior relationships, I MUST give her the benefit of the doubt not only because I’ve trusted her this far, but because we all ‘are the sum of our experiences.’ Reyna’s thoughts didn’t take her out of character… just stalled her, not allowing her to move forward. When Reyna mentally smacked herself in the head and was honest with herself, we were once again BFFs.
Speaking of BFFs, this story has an amazing ensemble cast of memorable characters, but none more so than Serena Daniels, Reyna’s childhood best friend and sister-in-law. Regardless of the situation, Serena, petite though she may be, is large and in charge. Serena has no problem keeping a salacious bunch of male models, er, I mean pack members in line, mothering a three-year-old, having Reyna’s back, and being there for Maddy, the love of her life.
All of this is delivered on a tapestry of detailed Norse Mythology (NOT the Marvel Comics kind) that keeps you anchored in your seat and reading.
Wolf shifters, evil interlopers, secret government agencies, mythological beings, a Lamborghini and a Draumurhalda. Get ready for this read and 1-click!