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EQUILIBRIUM by L.K. Reid


 

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My name is Ophelia Ekaterina Aster.

Baba Yaga.
Daughter of a Dragon.
A monster.

I never minded the whispers or the screams, because I knew who I was and what I’ve done.
I never minded, until I did.

I sold my soul to the devil and painted the pages of my story with the blood of those who betrayed me. I became the darkness they threw me into, and I destroyed them.
I wouldn’t stop, I couldn’t stop, not now.
Not when everything I worked for was within my reach.

But it all came crashing down when he barged into my life again and threatened to ruin my carefully laid plans. It only took those two words.

“Hello, Persephone.”

He said he wanted me, he said I was his, but how could I trust him when every single person in my life has stabbed me in the back? I wanted to believe him, I wanted to believe that the fairytale I so often dreamed of could become my reality.

But I was wrong.

I should’ve listened to my gut. I should’ve escaped while I still had time, because even though love runs deep, betrayal… it runs much deeper. I guess I didn’t expect it to hurt like this.

I didn’t expect it to turn into just another nightmare.

Equilibrium is the second book in The Rapture series, dealing with dark and violent themes that might be triggering to some, and is therefore not suitable for readers below the age of 18. It is recommended to read Ricochet before Equilibrium. This is not a standalone and it ends on a cliffhanger.

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Stone Under Skin (The Stone Series Book 1)

Ankit has lived many lifetimes. Once, long ago, he was made of stone and marked with symbols and sigils meant to safeguard him and allow him to protect and serve others. He’s a living gargoyle now, cursed to live as a human; always watching, at all times aware, and constantly searching for his fated one.

While walking home from his job as a librarian, Ethan Lewis is beaten and robbed. Ankit stumbles upon him and instantly recognizes him as the man he’s fated to. He helps him back to his apartment and, after tending his injuries, watches over him.

Fate has woven their lives together for centuries, but in every lifetime, they could never live freely or love each other as Ankit has often dreamed of. To change their destiny, they’ll fight together with other gargoyles and a young watcher who is unaware of the tremendous power she possesses. This will be the last battle against their creator, and they’ll either die fighting for their freedom or survive to live the life they’ve always yearned for.

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Happily married with the affection and respect of those he holds dear, Fabian Bloom finally finds inner peace. However, fresh nightmares about his horrific past start to plague the man’s sleep, shadowing his newfound happiness and worrying the one he loves. A trip to his cabin in Montana offers the opportunity for the couple to relax and enjoy the solitude of the place.

After reuniting with his two sons, marrying the man he had loved for eleven years and watching his young protegees blooming into strong young men, Lance Hansen has everything he ever wished for. When his husband’s past is revealed in all its darkness and horror, the man is completely unprepared, and their world begins to crumble.

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Meet Ardan, a man forged from fire, who protects those who cannot do so themselves, and Alasdair, a man with a heart of gold, who heals the wounds of the survivors.
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Stone Hearts (The Stone Series Book 3) By BL Maxwell

Two Guardians meant for war are now given the permission to love. After the last battle had been fought, and any threats have been eliminated, the watcher decrees that the guardians should go forth and live as they would choose. A life of freedom and happiness. But without a mate some of them have no idea how to accomplish this.
Aasim helped Jashik through the mending of his broken wing and his feelings for the injured gargoyle grew during the time they spent together. Aasim does not trust easily, but he has complete faith in Jashik, so when they’re told they should go and enjoy any happiness they can, he’s eager, but also a little hesitant as they decide to begin a life together. Neither of them has a mate, so the prospect of not being alone for eternity is very appealing to him, but still, he’s afraid to open his heart to the other gargoyle.
They were promised a lifetime of peace, but the arrival of an old forgotten foe brings all the gargoyles together to fight against a force that is strong enough to destroy everything they’ve worked so hard for. Love or duty, now they’ll all need to choose.

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Find Me (Rent Me Series Book 5) by #BrinaBrady

Dmitri and Brennen have been happily married for five years, raising their five year-old daughter. Brennen practices law and mob-free Dmitri works with his brother Mischa at their night club. Dmitri enrolls into some BDSM workshops with Master Ethan as his mentor.

An order from an old drug lord friend disrupts their lives. Brennen worries about Dmitri’s life, his law career, and the safety of Dominika. Antonio Cortez’s request takes them to Germany to fulfill Dmitri’s last obligation to his gangster friend.

Once they arrive in Germany, Dmitri plans to spend time with his husband in the evenings. During the day he and Mischa do Antonio’s bidding. Everything changes when an unexpected event rips their family apart.

Brennen meets many challenges as he tries to deal with his new responsibilities. To make matters more complicated, Dmitri’s ex-wife Nika sues for custody of their daughter.

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RENT ME (The Rent Me Series Book #1)

Narrated by James Talbot

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Russian mobster spanks his rent boy. Ouch!

Rent Boy Brennen wants to belong to his lover Dmitri Dubrovsky. The Russian mobster controls every inch of his life in and out of bed. Brennen works for Dmitri’s escort service. His only desire is to please his lover. When Dmitri marries Nika, his lover moves him out of their home to an apartment in Beverly Hills and tells him nothing has changed.

What is Brennen going to do now?

Brennen does not understand his lover’s Russian culture not allowing homosexuality. Two different cultures and age difference clash.

Warning:
This is a Gay adult consensual story focused on themes of corporal discipline punishment and explicit sex with light elements of BDSM between adult men over the age of eighteen.

OWN ME (The Rent Me Series Book #2)

Narrator: Andrew Ladd

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Russian mobster Dmitri Dubrovsky married ex-rent boy Bren. Jealousy is still a big issue for both of them. They fear that the other will find someone better and leave. Dmitri’s ex-boyfriend Viktor is still in love with him and hates Bren. Viktor sets out to cause problems and make Dmitri and Bren question their love and commitment to each other. Bren tries to be the best sub, but feels Dmitri doesn’t take him seriously. Some BDSM elements.

Dmitri gets even more possessive when Bren works with his favorite ex-client from Forbidden Desires Escort Agency. To complicate matters, Russian mobsters threaten the Dubrovsky family.
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Make Me (Rent Me Series Book #3

Narrator: Andrew Ladd

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Russian mobster Dmitri Dubrovsky and his ex-rent boy husband Brennen are hiding out, along with extended family in a remote cabin in a German forest. Living in a small cabin is taking its toll on the couple. The entire group’s safety is Dmitri’s responsibility, and the pressure of meeting all their needs means he and Brennen don’t spend enough alone time.

Brennen has a sneaky side and is finding his way back to his old tricks. The struggles the two men go through bring out the best and the worst of each. There are some difficulties balancing their Domestic Discipline Relationship with their marriage. Jealousy is still a big stumbling block for both of them.

They find danger when a secret meeting in Amsterdam with a trusted source turns out to be a betrayal. A brother goes missing, leaving an additional burden on Dmitri’s shoulders.

Complications with a long-time business associate who also happens to be one of the biggest drug lords in the world send them to Mexico. When one problem is solved abroad, another arises back at home. Something will change their lives forever. Can their marriage handle the change?

Warning:
This is an adult, gay story focused on themes of corporal punishment and domestic discipline. It contains explicit sex with elements of light BDSM between adult men over the age of eighteen.

FOR ME (Rent Me Series Christmas in Russia book #4)

Narrated by Alan Lewis

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The entire Dubrovsky family heads to snowy Russia for a family Christmas. Brennen fears Dmitri’s homophobic father’s rejection. Dmitri believes when they present their daughter, that all will be forgiven, but steps into a mess upon arriving with his husband. Instead of greeting Dmitri and Brennen with hugs and kisses, Grandma Dubrovsky whisks baby Dominika away, leaving them alone with Dmitri’s angry father. Can they stay if it means abiding by his rules?

This is a story of love, forgiveness, and miracles during the holiday season. Dmitri and Brennen overcome issues which have been troubling their relationship, each growing and learning how to best be what the other needs. There are many surprises during the holiday season for all of them.

This is best if read after Make Me (Book 3 in the Rent Me series.) If you read it as a standalone, you will surely wish you had read the first three books.

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Shipwrecked and fighting for their lives, love wasn’t something they expected.

Cal Bigsby spent his life working the fishing boats and ignoring who he really is and what he needs to be happy.

Prescott ‘Scott’ Vandenburton is being primed to take over his father’s company, but he truly craves a life of his own.

When a freak storm leaves them stranded, both are forced to think about life from a whole new perspective.

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Can they handle the competition?

Getting down and dirty in the sand is all in a day’s work for pro-volleyball digger, Robby Gilcrest, but a new doubles partner has him competing both on and off the court.

Ace Henderson comes from the wrong side of the tracks and has worked for every success in his life. Why should he think his relationship with Robby would be any different?

But he’s not losing to Morgan. Robby is his, right?

Beach volleyball and fouled emotions will bring them together or tear them apart–right on time for these Olympic hopefuls.

A sweet MM romance with an established couple and plenty of balls.

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To find the love they need, two men must overcome a world of differences.
Jeremy Ringer enjoys the important things in life: surf and sand—beach and bar-tending—practicing Taoism. Until a death in the family sends him across the state, and he realizes that the simple things are not enough.

Ollie Mendosa is only interested in one thing—the new police app he’s developing. That is until he meets one of the crime victim, the beach-loving Jeremy Ringer. Ollie’s protective nature is brought out in full force, and he can’t resist the temptation of a summer fling.

They’re drawn together in a plan to enjoy the summer, but the the heat is on when the criminals return.

A stand alone MM Romance.

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Love and The Liffey By #SarahBethJames

I couldn’t fall for a rockstar, not again. I’d already had my heart broken once. I had come to Dublin to die, not find a new reason to live. And then I found Adrian, who seems determined to save me even when I don’t want to be saved. He’s gorgeous, kind, talented, loving and that accent! Adrian is everything I ever dreamed of.

Should I risk my heart again on another rockstar?

Or just walk away while I still can?

And when my ex comes back on the scene just who will I choose?

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Stone Under Skin (The Stone Series Book 1) By BL Maxwell

Ankit has lived many lifetimes. Once, long ago, he was made of stone, and marked with symbols and sigils meant to safeguard him and allow him to protect and serve others. He’s a living gargoyle now, cursed to live as a human; always watching, at all times aware, and constantly searching for his fated one.
While walking home from his job as a librarian, Ethan Lewis is beaten and robbed. Ankit stumbles upon him, and instantly recognizes him as the man he’s fated to. He helps him back to his apartment, and after tending his injuries, watches over him.
Fate has woven their lives together for centuries, but in every lifetime, they could never live freely, or love each other as Ankit has often dreamed of. To change their destiny, they’ll fight together with other gargoyles, and a young watcher, who is unaware of the tremendous power she possesses. This will be the last battle against their creator, and they’ll either die fighting for their freedom, or survive to live the life they’ve always yearned for.

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Love and The Liffey By #SarahBethJames

I couldn’t fall for a rockstar, not again. I’d already had my heart broken once. I had come to Dublin to die, not find a new reason to live. And then I found Adrian, who seems determined to save me even when I don’t want to be saved. He’s gorgeous, kind, talented, loving and that accent! Adrian is everything I ever dreamed of.

Should I risk my heart again on another rockstar?

Or just walk away while I still can?

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New Release

EQUILIBRIUM by L.K. Reid

 Release Date: May 23

My name is Ophelia Ekaterina Aster.

 

Baba Yaga.
Daughter of a Dragon. 
A monster.

 

I never minded the whispers or the screams, because I knew who I was and what I’ve done. 
I never minded, until I did.

 

I sold my soul to the devil and painted the pages of my story with the blood of those who betrayed me. I became the darkness they threw me into, and I destroyed them. 
I wouldn’t stop, I couldn’t stop, not now. 
Not when everything I worked for was within my reach. 

 

But it all came crashing down when he barged into my life again and threatened to ruin my carefully laid plans. It only took those two words.

 

“Hello, Persephone.”

 

He said he wanted me, he said I was his, but how could I trust him when every single person in my life has stabbed me in the back? I wanted to believe him, I wanted to believe that the fairytale I so often dreamed of could become my reality. 

 

But I was wrong.

 

I should’ve listened to my gut. I should’ve escaped while I still had time, because even though love runs deep, betrayal… it runs much deeper. I guess I didn’t expect it to hurt like this.

 

I didn’t expect it to turn into just another nightmare.

 

Equilibrium is the second book in The Rapture series, dealing with dark and violent themes that might be triggering to some, and is therefore not suitable for readers below the age of 18. It is recommended to read Ricochet before Equilibrium. This is not a standalone and it ends on a cliffhanger.


Grab Your Copy Here:

Amazon US | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Amazon AU 

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Meet L.K. Reid


Hi there. My name is Leila but I am writing under my pen name L.K. Reid. 

I write dark romance, the characters that are depraved, lost, a little bit misunderstood and most of my books are touching subjects of mental health in one way or another. 


While Ricochet is the first book I will release, I have actually been writing since Primary School, but that little thing called self-doubt always kept me away from truly pursuing my dreams. 

Recently I realized that if I don’t chase my dreams, I will never do everything I want to do. Sixty years from now I would regret all the things I was too afraid to do, so I did it. I allowed myself to dream and put myself out there. I want to show you these worlds swirling inside my head and these characters whose stories have to be told. 

I am a restless person. I can’t stay in the same place for a very long time so I like to move. I love to explore new places, meet new people, learn about new cultures, you know, the usual. My mom used to tell me that I live inside my head, and that’s true. I really do. While I do love being surrounded with other people I also love to be alone. I think that until we truly know ourselves and our thoughts we could never be truly happy. 

Truth to be told, I am still figuring out this whole adult “thingy”, but I think that most of us are pretty much lost in that world. Slow walkers are the bane of my existence, and one of my biggest pet peeves is people not responding on their messages – it really drives me crazy. 

I wanted to be an archeologist, but we can see that that definitely didn’t work out. My small obsession with Greek, Egyptian, Nordic and Slavic Mythology was one of the driving forces behind many stories I wrote as a teenager, and I am pretty sure that one day I will end up writing a book with those themes. 

If I could I would set Halloween as a Public Holiday. Spooky season, Autumn, that’s my jam. Scary movies go hand-in-hand with that I would say, and my favorite ones are Halloween and Scream – all of them. Music was always a big part of my life as well, and I can’t imagine a day where I don’t listen to it for at least a little bit. Everything I ever wrote was done while listening to music, and if it wasn’t for music, I would most probably be completely lost. 


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Shipwrecked and fighting for their lives, love wasn’t something they expected.

Cal Bigsby spent his life working the fishing boats and ignoring who he really is and what he needs to be happy.

Prescott ‘Scott’ Vandenburton is being primed to take over his father’s company, but he truly craves a life of his own.

When a freak storm leaves them stranded, both are forced to think about life from a whole new perspective.

#adventure at sea
#shipwrecked
#older younger
#May December

An mm adventure romance

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Can they handle the competition?

Getting down and dirty in the sand is all in a day’s work for pro-volleyball digger, Robby Gilcrest, but a new doubles partner has him competing both on and off the court.

Ace Henderson comes from the wrong side of the tracks and has worked for every success in his life. Why should he think his relationship with Robby would be any different?

But he’s not losing to Morgan. Robby is his, right?

Beach volleyball and fouled emotions will bring them together or tear them apart–right on time for these Olympic hopefuls.

A sweet MM romance with an established couple and plenty of balls.

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#sports romance
#established couple

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To find the love they need, two men must overcome a world of differences.
Jeremy Ringer enjoys the important things in life: surf and sand—beach and bar-tending—practicing Taoism. Until a death in the family sends him across the state, and he realizes that the simple things are not enough.

Ollie Mendosa is only interested in one thing—the new police app he’s developing. That is until he meets one of the crime victim, the beach-loving Jeremy Ringer. Ollie’s protective nature is brought out in full force, and he can’t resist the temptation of a summer fling.

They’re drawn together in a plan to enjoy the summer, but the the heat is on when the criminals return.

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#Taoism & mysterious spiritual guides
#crime
#snarky detectives
#love conquers all

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Pirate Academy

 

Title: Pirate Academy (Vampire and Gods, 2)
Author: Eva Pohler
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Cover Designer: B Rose Designz
Editor: Kathy Eccleston
Publication Date: May 23rd. 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

If you can’t beat them, join them.

 

After learning the truth behind the vampire pirates swarming the Mediterranean Sea, the young gods and demigods join forces with the vampires in the fight against corruption.

 

But first, they must learn to be pirates. According to one of their leaders, Delphine, it’s a dangerous art form that any can learn but not all can survive.

 

Delphine also says there’s no room for both love and war. And there’s a war going on.

 

If you like enemies-to-lovers romance and heart-breaking love triangles combined with fast-paced, high-stakes action, then this series is for you. 


Praise for book one, The Marcella II (which is currently 99 cents and can be found here https://www.evapohler.com/pirate-academy):

 

“Vampires and Greek Mythology combined in one fabulous adventure!”–Brie Strauss, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★

 

“I absolutely cannot wait for more Adventures. I tried not to read so fast but honestly I couldn’t be patient. This book blew me away and I honestly just need more.”–Southernmermaid85, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★

 

“Must read!! Anything this author writes is amazing to read. It’s what got me into loving anything about the greek gods! And her vampire series is so interesting as well! This book combines both and draws you in!!”–Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★

 

“Everything I’ve come to love and expect from Eva’s book, was to be found in this latest episode, constant drama, intrigue and adventure, not forgetting the romance. Can’t wait for more!”–Traceyann, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★

 

“I really liked the new characters that were introduced in this book. The story was interesting and had a lot of twists and turns.”–Kathy E, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★


“Eva knows how to write a good story. I couldn’t read this fast enough.” ★★★★★ –Terra, Goodreads Reviewer

 

What an amazing story it is, this is the first book in the series and it definitely took me by storm because of the unique concept and theme. The story is a perfect blend of fantasy with action and thrill. Eva is definitely a master storyteller who doesn’t let her readers down no matter what.” ★★★★ –Rutuja Ramteke, Amazon Reviewer

 

“Love it! Amazing read as always. Very well written. Can’t wait for the next one.” ★★★★★ –Tonya Edmonds, Goodreads Reviewer



Eva Pohler is a USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels in multiple genres, including mysteries, thrillers, and young adult paranormal romance based on Greek mythology. Her books have been described as “addictive” and “sure to thrill”–Kirkus Reviews.


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“You and Taavi create the distraction,” Alastair said to her. “Fight or kiss—your choice. And Hestie, you be the thief this time.”

 

Gertie clenched her fists. If she screwed this up, it wouldn’t help Hestie’s opinion of her. No pressure.

 

She glanced at the captain, who seemed amused by the pirate training as he enjoyed his beer.

 

He lifted his mug and said, “Good luck.”

 

“When will it be the captain’s turn?” Gertie asked Taavi.

 

“Never,” Prometheus said. “Never, ever, ever will I go by the name of pirate, no matter the cause. But cheers to you.” He lifted his mug again.

 

Their group had moved down the plaza from The Black Pearl to The Galley Bar and Restaurant, so they could work on new targets without arousing suspicion. Their newest target was a middle-aged woman sitting alone at a table across the street, where she sipped from a glass of wine and gazed at the dark, shimmering sea.

 

Follow my lead, Taavi said to Gertie with a wink as he took her by the hand.

 

For a split second, he reminded her of Jeno.

 

As they crossed the street together, Gertie said, “I like your new clothes.”

 

“Thanks.”

 

He was wearing a gray t-shirt with a black leather vest and black jeans.

 

Taavi stopped near the deck, not far from where the target was sitting, and stood close to Gertie. His body was long and lean, and he took Gertie into his arms and gazed down at her with his golden eyes from beneath dark, thick brows. His dark, wavy hair blew in the wind. She had her hair tied in a ponytail at the nape of her neck. When Taavi smiled, a single dimple appeared in his left cheek.

 

I am going to kiss you, okay? Then you slap me and call me a terrible name. Pretend you do not appreciate my advances. He winked again. Of course, you and I know otherwise.

 

Gertie chuckled. This should be fun.

 

Gingerly, Taavi caressed her bottom lip with his. Then he pressed his mouth firmly against hers as he pulled her into a tighter embrace. Gertie lost herself. She hadn’t been kissed like this, with so much longing and so much hunger, in such a long time. Part of her knew that Taavi was acting, but another part of her hoped that he wasn’t.

 

Still dazed moments after the kissing had stopped, Gertie looked up at Taavi, bewildered. Where she had previously been drawn to him by the prospect of his bite, she was finding herself longing for more.

 

He grinned. Any moment now, you can slap me.

 

“Oh,” she whispered, snapping out of it.

 

Remember to be dramatic, he added.

 

“Um, okay.”

 

He lunged for her again, his mouth covering hers. Her body shivered with pleasure. She didn’t want it to end.

 

He pulled away, laughing. “Gertie! Concentrate!”

 

She slapped his cheek so hard that it stung her hand. “Leave me alone!”

 

Taavi took a step back, looking shocked by the blow.

 

“How dare you!” Gertie added. “You, you…” she couldn’t think of a bad name to call him.

 

He pulled her toward him, and she tried to fight him off, but when he pressed his lips against hers again and circled his arms around her waist, she kissed back. Before she knew it, she had grabbed fistfuls of his hair.

 

The others are watching, he said.

 

Again, she snapped out of it and slapped his cheek. She glanced at the target and noticed the woman was walking away from her table, her purse in hand, and leaving the bar altogether.

 

“Did Hestie have a chance to…”

 

 

“No,” Taavi said.