Release Blitz + Review: Exposed by Willow Aster – Kingdom of Sin Series – Book 2

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Exposed by Willow Aster is LIVE!!! FREE in KU!

A royal story set in background of conspiracies, manipulations and deceptions, Exposed is a whirlpool of intense emotions. The characters are beautifully broken. Their feelings are raw, gritty and incredibly terrifying. The story sucked me in and left its permanent mark on my heart.” ~PP’s Bookshelf

It was never a question of love.

I knew I loved Elias Lancaster and that he loved me.

At least I always thought he did.

But for some reason, he always found an excuse not to be with me.

The pain I felt as my childhood love rejected me, again and again, after promising me the world when we were kids…

Well, it just wouldn’t go away.

No matter how hard I tried.

Desperate times called for desperate measures, and I never wanted to be considered desperate, but I knew if something didn’t change soon, I’d lose Elias for good and die of a broken heart.

No one told me how many times my heart could break in the process.

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Catch up on the series with Downfall, book 1, and find out why readers are falling in love with this series!

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I lean in closer. “Be careful, your mask is slipping. You almost seem like the girl I grew up with right now.” I both love and hate seeing the real her. It’s driven me out of my mind that for years now, Mara has put on a mask around everyone but me. “Wouldn’t want anyone to get the wrong idea and see that you’re actually a caring person.” I lower my voice. “I have nothing to say to you.”

The hurt flashes across her eyes but is gone within a blink. In my mind, I see her when she was ten, when she thought I was ignoring her for a week because my mother wouldn’t let me go play with the princess. She locked me in my room when I snuck out, not letting me out for so long I thought I’d die in that bedroom. Those were the dark days with my mother, the days I still try to stuff down inside. I’d give anything if I could erase them from my memory. The hurt on Mara’s face back then when I was able to go outside again but didn’t tell her where I’d been or what had happened…it’s the same look I saw just now.

It’s these snapshots of us in my mind that make me turn back to her, make me think maybe there is a way…maybe we could have a chance.

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Michel’s Review

Readers once again find themselves in the Kingdom of Niaps in  EXPOSED by Willow Aster. Princess Mara Catano is having an even harder time adjusting to the changes in the kingdom since her younger brother married and became king after her father was arrested for murder. Her mother has been banished from the palace, her father is awaiting trial, her new sister in law has taken her brother’s affection, and the kingdom has changed in a blink of an eye. The worst is the man she has loved since childhood no longer wants anything to do with her and has eyes for another. What is a spoiled princess to do but act out to get attention, make headlines for her bad behavior, and turn on her trusted brother due to her parents manipulation. Never a dull moment ins Niaps.

Mara has been in love with Elias since she was a young, neglected princess desperate for love and attention. She valued their friendship and fell deeply in love with the boy from her youth. It didn’t matter that he wasn’t royalty and filthy rich, he loved her for being Mara not Princess Mara. Now Elias is her brother’s advisor and has his own issues in life. He’s hiding things from both her and her brother.

Spiteful actions, immature decisions, and malicious intent keep them apart until they both finally see the truth. The lives are being manipulated. They are pawns in a wicked game of deceit and loyalty. Will they finally grow up, take control of their lives, and dictate their own destiny? Are they strong enough to weather the storm or will they blow away in the wicked windstorm created by the former king?

Although I liked the premise of this story and the theme of the series, I feel like the story that propels this cast of characters is falling apart.  The characters are hard to embrace and hard to believe. Their selfish actions and repetitive manipulations overtake the goodness the author wanted readers to embrace. I feel like there was not enough explanation of the political motivations to validate this world. I think this series could go much further with a bit more attention to details, a better development of characters, stronger world building passages, and a more mature plot line.

I am still very invested in this series and look forward to reading more. I think I had a hard time connecting with Mara and Elias. I loved the first book and hope the next will have that kind of vibe.

Overall I am glad I continued reading Exposed because I got to see the other side of a very mean, spoiled princess. I got to see Princess Mara evolve into a better woman rather than a spoiled royal brat.

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Willow Aster is a USA Today Bestselling author and host of Living in the Pages podcast. She lives in St. Paul, MN with her husband, kids, and rescue dog.

Website: www.willowaster.com

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Cover Reveal: Exposed by Willow Aster – Kingdoms of Sin Series – Book 2

Check out the HOT cover for EXPOSED, book 2 in the Kingdoms of Sin series by Willow Aster! Exposed is coming on January 9th! This is Elias and Mara’s story.

 

Cover designed by: Hang Le: https://www.facebook.com/designsbyhangle

Photographer: Wander Aguiar Photography: https://www.facebook.com/WANDER.AGUIAR.PHOTOGRAPHY/

Model: Florian

 

 

It was never a question of love.

I knew I loved Elias Lancaster and that he loved me.

At least I always thought he did.

But for some reason, he always found an excuse not to be with me.

The pain I felt as my childhood love rejected me, again and again, after promising me the world when we were kids…

Well, it just wouldn’t go away.

No matter how hard I tried.

Desperate times called for desperate measures, and I never wanted to be considered desperate, but I knew if something didn’t change soon, I’d lose Elias for good and die of a broken heart.

No one told me how many times my heart could break in the process.

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/Exposed-GR

 

Catch up on the series with Downfall, book 1, today and brace yourself for Luka Catano!

Amazon US: http://bit.ly/Downfall-US

Amazon UK: http://bit.ly/Downfall-UK

Amazon CA: http://bit.ly/Downfall-CA

Amazon AU: http://bit.ly/Downfall-AU

 

Willow Aster is a USA Today Bestselling author and host of Living in the Pages podcast. She lives in St. Paul, MN with her husband, kids, and rescue dog.

Website: www.willowaster.com

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/willowasterauthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WillowAster

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/willowaster1/

Listen to her Living in the Pages podcast:

iTunes: https://bit.ly/2DzM9ZU

Android: http://bit.ly/2Uj5JkZ

Google Play: http://bit.ly/2SJE7bI

 

 

Cover Reveal: Exposed by L.L. Collins

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Today we are celebrating the cover reveal of EXPOSED by L.L. Collins. This is a contemporary romance, standalone novel that is the 4th book in the Jaded Regret series. It will be released on October 27th. Check out the links for previous books in the series below.

 

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EXPOSED by L.L. Collins

Coming October 27, 2016 (Jaded Regret, #4)

Cover by: Marisa Rose Shor with Cover Me, Darling

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Blurb:

What do you do when all your secrets– and your heart– are exposed?

Natalie Anderson has spent her life being strong for everyone else, always putting herself last. But that has come with a price because the stress and secrets are affecting every part of her life. Looking and acting the part is one thing, but feeling it is another. She knows she’s at a crossroads and she needs to make a change, starting with loosening up and living a little.

Kai Pierson is done being a grunt. He’s finally worked his way up the ladder and he now finds himself a rep at the hottest label, representing the hottest band in all of rock music. He’s living the life…alone, but he’s okay with that. It’s the way it needs to be.

Though they’ve never met in person, they become friends and spend hours talking about life. When the chance to meet arrives, neither of them are ready how they feel when they see each other for the first time.

But when Natalie’s secrets are exposed, will she be able to put it all behind her and find her own happiness, or will the lies destroy her once and for all?

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Snared (Jaded Regret #2)

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Hartstrings (Jaded Regret #3)
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Exposed (Jaded Regret #4)
Coming October 27th! Pre-order will be available in October.

 

 

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

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L.L. Collins loves spending her days in the Florida sun with her husband and two boys. LL has been writing since she was old enough to write. Always a story in her head, she finally decided to let the characters out made her lifelong dream of becoming an author come true in the self-publishing world. She’s the author of the Living Again Series and the Twisted Series, plus standalones, Back to the Drawing Board, SENTENCED, and Snared: A Jaded Regret Novel. Visit LL on her website, www.llcollinsauthor.com and on all social media. Look for more of her emotionally charged novels soon!

 

 

 

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Happy Release + Review : Exposed by Brighton Walsh – Captive Series – Book 2

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Exposed

Captive Series – Book 2

By Brighton Walsh

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Synopsis

In this sexy, suspenseful New Adult novel, a young woman escaping her criminal past is snatched away and taken into hiding by her ex-boyfriend, the ultimate bad boy.

Evie is about to embark on the perfect life. Beautiful, poised, and engaged to the son of a Senator and a rising lawyer, she fits the part of trophy wife perfectly, except for one thing: her entire identity is a lie.

Five years ago she created a new identity for herself, but it all crashes back when something she witnessed years ago comes back to haunt her. Now she’s in danger of losing more than her social status.
Determined to protect the careful life she’s built for herself, Evie doesn’t want anything to do with Riley, the criminal for hire who stole her heart years ago. But Riley has other ideas. He’s never forgotten Evie, and to protect her, he steals her away. Hidden from the world, sparks begin to fly as old memories resurface and their passion reignites.

Buy: Amazon / B & N / ITunes / Kobo

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Michel’s Review

Exposed is the second book in the Captive series by Brighton Walsh.  It is a New Adult Romantic Suspense book.

I loved the first book in the Captive series.  It was intense, fast paced, and had a surprising plot.  I was looking forward to Exposed because it featured Riley,the younger brother of Ghost.  These young men were brought up on the streets of Chicago and learned a life of crime at a very young age.  Although his older brother tried to keep Riley out of the crew, life circumstances made it impossible. Their involvement with the crew taught them both some very harsh lessons.  Gage (Ghost) lost his own identity, Riley lost the love of his life.  He lost his girlfriend when he was sixteen. He has been seeking revenge for years her death.

As it turns out, Evie is not dead.  She became involved in something too dangerous and lost control.  She faked her death and became a new person.  For five years she has been Genevieve Meyer, socialite and now finance to a prominent family.  She knows her time is numbered and her past is going to catch up with her sooner or later.  She is hoping for later.

When the past finally comes knocking on her door it comes as a complete surprise.  Riley has come to her rescue.  Ghost gave away her secret and sent Riley.

Riley not only has been betrayed by his only love but also by his brother.  They shattered his soul.  When he finds out why he is ready to fight and kill if necessary.

Evie’s secrets will be exposed.  She and Riley will have to figure out a way to survive and defeat their enemy once and for all.  Time is not on their side.

This book had a good plot but was not as intense as I hoped it would be.  It was predictable throughout the story.  I really had a hard time connecting with Evie.  I sympathized with her past issues but at times had a hard time understanding her reactions.  Riley seemed to accept everything too easily. Somehow their story just didn’t seem to connect all the dots.  I just could not invest myself in their relationship.

Overall the plot was good but not terrific.  This book lacked the intensity we have come to expect in this series.

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The Captive Series

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Captive

By Brighton Walsh

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Synopsis

He’s the most dangerous man she’s ever met…and she’s falling in love with him.

Madison Frost is desperate to escape her life. Daughter of a prominent businessman, she has everything a girl could ask for. Except for a family who’s present in her life, and anyone to talk to outside the four walls of the prison she calls home. Madison dreams of one day leaving her life behind. She never thought being kidnapped is how it would happen.

Now she’s being held captive by a man who’s as frightening as he is sinfully gorgeous. Enormous, muscular, and filled with secrets, the man they call Ghost is an enigmatic mercenary, and Madison is trapped with him. She doesn’t know who hired him or why, but the more time she spends at his mercy, the more she realizes he’s not what he seems. Beneath his rough exterior lies an unexpected gentleness and a heart as broken and battered as her own.

But as Madison lets down her walls, Ghost holds tight to his, hiding secrets that could destroy everything.

Buy: Amazon / Barnes and Noble / ITunes / Kobo

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Exposed

Captive Series – Book 2

By Brighton Walsh

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Synopsis

In this sexy, suspenseful New Adult novel, a young woman escaping her criminal past is snatched away and taken into hiding by her ex-boyfriend, the ultimate bad boy.

Evie is about to embark on the perfect life. Beautiful, poised, and engaged to the son of a Senator and a rising lawyer, she fits the part of trophy wife perfectly, except for one thing: her entire identity is a lie.

Five years ago she created a new identity for herself, but it all crashes back when something she witnessed years ago comes back to haunt her. Now she’s in danger of losing more than her social status.
Determined to protect the careful life she’s built for herself, Evie doesn’t want anything to do with Riley, the criminal for hire who stole her heart years ago. But Riley has other ideas. He’s never forgotten Evie, and to protect her, he steals her away. Hidden from the world, sparks begin to fly as old memories resurface and their passion reignites.

Buy: Amazon / B & N / ITunes / Kobo

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