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Antichrist by Amo Jones–New Release and Review

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Oh. My. Fudging. Antichrist. Amo Jones, why? Why do I consciously choose to read your books again and again when I know you are going to break me over and over yet again? The answer is simple, you are a genius to the highest level. You know exactly what to write and how to write it. Bravo!!

Nik/Antichrist and Meraki are DEFINITELY not your traditional Heroes and heroines, even for a dark romance. They are toxic, darker than dark, and maybe slightly psychologically skewed. This book will rip you apart, leave you for dead, erroneously throw you back together only to rip you apart yet again…slowly and painfully!

The beginning was hit or miss for me. There were some timeline issues/jumps that made me feel slightly disconnected from the story, which made Amo’s writing style slightly different. However, the further you read the more it grabbed you and very quickly engulfed you in toxicity and demented pleasure all while carrying you along until you hit that ending. WTF do I say about that ending, except holy crap, you are good Amo Jones, you are good.

There are trigger warnings, many triggers, but for me, I wished I didn’t read them, because I was anticipating what would come next. I do not want to ruin your experience, so I will just tell you that dark can be done badly, or dark can be done so well that it will leave your rotten little heart happy. You will be confused and look for logic between the covers, but don’t, because you won’t find it. What you will find is Ms. Jones doing what she does best, messing with your mind and heart, while questioning if your soul is intact.

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Meraki Mallory lived two lives.

The one that everyone thought she did, and the one she worked hard to hide.

She burned with her demons instead of running from them,

But when Niko Davis rode back into town with a bag full of secrets, she knew she would need to start hiding them instead.

Niko knew her inside and out, and if he saw even a smidge of her soul,

He would see that she was no longer the girl he left behind…

When the president of the New York chapter of the Seven Knights MC dies,

He passes the gavel down to Niko, but unknown to anyone else, that’s not the only thing he left him.

Niko fights for what’s his, and he’s only ever claimed one person in his life – Meraki.

So when he rips away the walls she built around herself with his bare teeth,

The secrets that she has so fiercely hidden away all of these years suddenly bleed onto the four unmarked graves laid out in front of his steel-cap boots…

It started with a bond that destroyed everyone around them,

And it ends with blood…

Sancte Diaboli (book 1) by Amo Jones

Sancte Diaboli was ingrained into my brain and I could not wait to read it. This was
Bran Bran’s book with TEKC. He was back in all his quietness, aloofness, and piercing’s.

So, I have a question. How many of you are into puzzles? I’m thinking the 5,000 pieces and maybe higher. Sancte Diaboli is akin to doing a mammoth puzzle with small pieces. Amo is so good at her writing, that she inadvertently will drop those teeny tiny breadcrumbs throughout the whole book. The funny thing is these little nuggets will never directly lead you to the ending but keep you on the path that you need to focus on. She is so good at this that she’s bad😈. It’s wicked torture to keep us on the hook for the next book, but I swear she loves it.

Now, I knew before going in that there was a cliffhanger, so I thought I was semi-prepared. Well, thank goodness I wasn’t betting money over the cliffhanger, because all I could think of was, huh…whoa…OMFG! So much so that I read the ending four times and I was still shook!! That cliffhanger, you will never see coming! I had a SERIOUS BOOK HANGOVER for four days afterward. I was scheduled to start another book, but I couldn’t do it! I kept wandering around and replaying all the scenarios and situations in my head.

Readers have dubbed Amo as ‘Queen’ for a reason. She is a master at her craft. I was amazed, stunned, flabbergasted, and knocked completely off my axis after reading Sancte Diaboli. How does she take such simple individual words, yet meld them together perfectly to form an utterly amazing, multi-layered storyline with specific plot points, timelines, and consistent writing style? I don’t know, but I will gladly step forward to read any book she writes!! Congratulations, Queen Amo! Another book was exceedingly written!

***Side note: Ms. Jones is a dark romance writer!!! So, if this scares you, Sancte Diablo my not be for you, but if you’re up for it, you might learn a thing or two about ladders!***

Overcast (B723, #1) by Hazel Grace–Review

5 ‘Stormi’ stars

Hazel Grace is embarking on a new uncharted territory in her repertoire of books. We have gotten to know her for her strong male hero in a varying of romance settings, including historical, new adult, political, and now, a truly dark romance. She has dipped her toes in the pool of a dark romance previously, but nothing can prepare you for Emeric in Overcast. Previously, he made an appearance in her, Illusive Duet, series.

Overcast is everything she has teased and promised. It is dark, there are triggers, and there is also a spot of sunshine through the clouds by the name of Stormi. M and Stormi are complete opposites. They are the ying to each other’s yang, but that doesn’t mean they automatically click together like long lost puzzle pieces. There are many hoops and obstacles that they have to work through in order to find what the future truly has in store for them.

Despite the surrounding/situations, it is difficult to NOT feel for M. He has been through more in his entire life than most could ever dream of experiencing. He may be a mercenary, but he is still all male, protective, loveable, and coming into his own emotionally.

Stormi has an awarding ending, where she has come full circle and grown into the girl/woman she should have been from the beginning. She has become the strong, emotionally, and physically, powerful woman that M needs in his life.

Overall, I loved Marty, Stormi, and Overcast. They are two incredible people with an incredible story. It was hard to not feel invested in this pair. The writing and storyline were on point! I can’t wait to read more of her dark romance side!!

PS… Along the way, we are introduced to some harsh, but lovable, secondary characters. I can’t wait to dig into their minds and see what is truly going on with them (hint, hint, Hazel Grace😉).

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Sicko by Amo Jones–Review

MAJOR. BOOK. HANGOVER!! Amo has taken her writing to another whole level!! Sicko is by far my new favorite read of Amo’s. It is so wickedly bad that you may question your morals. I LOVED IT!!

You know that feeling when you have received news that just shocks you senseless and drops to the pit of your stomach? Yeah, that feeling of whoa!! I’ve been done reading Sicko for a few days now and I’m still processing.

Before going any further, though, beware of the warnings, because Amo went and did it again. She went dark and I mean D-A-R-K. I’ve read, Midnight Mayhem and The Elite Kings series, and was still more flabbergasted, shocked, and utterly intrigued to want more from Sicko. The depravity that she wrote so her characters could come to life is remarkable. I, truly, felt as if I was living Jade’s life along with her and experienced all the things happening to her.

Then there’s Royce. Royce is just that yummy, delicious, a@@hole with a viciously dark side. Despite this, Royce somehow has wormed his way into my soul. He has a cruelly, deviant side which helps maintain the solid, impenetrable brick wall persona that encompasses Sicko.

Characters aside, Sicko (the book), is capable of tornado ensuing emotions. The twists and turns you will not see coming. Physically, I felt as if I was on a Sling Shot ride at a fair and developed lifelong whiplash. Emotionally, I was a wreck. I cried, I cringed, I got mad, I was horrified, and yet, I felt the love.

Amo’s pacing, storyline, and plotline were all consistent and solid.  Ms. Jones has a knack for taking you to the edge of your comfort zone and pushing just that little bit further so you’re uncomfortably comfortable. I went from horrified to in awe and in love to blushing like a virgin on prom night.

Sicko has permanently attached itself to my soul. The topics and situations that were presented are jarring, but also enlightening. This is what makes it a top read for me. Royce, Jade, the MC’s, and storyline will stay with me forever!!

Angry God by LJ Shen–New Release

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Buckle up and enjoy the ride, because you’re not coming out the same way you went in. A top 2020 read hands down.” –Helena Hunting, New York Times bestselling author

Angry God, an all-new emotional standalone about first love, second chances, and overcoming breathtaking losses at a young age from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen, is available now!

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Vaughn Spencer.

They call him an angry god.

To me, he is nothing but a heartless prince.

His parents rule this town, its police, every citizen and boutique on Main Street.

All I own is a nice, juicy grudge against him for that time he almost killed me.

Between hooking up with a different girl every weekend, breaking hearts, noses and rules, Vaughn also finds the time to bully little ole’ me.

I fight back, tooth and nail, never expecting him to chase me across the ocean after we graduate high school.

But here he is, living with me in a dark, looming castle on the outskirts of London.

A fellow intern. A prodigal sculptor. A bloody genius.

They say this place is haunted, and it is.

Carlisle Castle hides two of our most awful secrets.

Vaughn thinks he can kill the ghosts of his past, but what he doesn’t know? It’s my heart he’s slaying.

Angry God is a stand-alone, DARK High School Romance. It deals with sensitive subjects some may find triggering.

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L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to nineteen different countries.

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