Review: Bella Vol. 7 by Kimberly Blalock

Bella Vol. 7 CoverTitle: Bella Vol. 7 (Sagatori Family Saga #7)
Author: Kimberly Blalock
Release Date: January 18th 2017
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Adult/Contemporary/Mafia Romance
Source: Author
Format: eARC
Pages: 110
Rating: 4½ stars

All of the Kings horses and all of the Kings men couldn’t save Bella from seeking revenge once again. 

I know what you’re thinking—What the hell am I doing, right?

Perhaps even I don’t know what I’m doing; perhaps this is the last of the things I will ever do to protect what belongs to me. MY FAMILY

But I will do them all the same.

Stand back and watch as this tale unfolds.

Volume 7 picks up immediately where the previous volume ends, where Bella called Ivan. This volume is focused more on Bella’s point of view, and I think it’s a great idea to spend more time in her perspective.

I feel as Bella had grown and mature in her thinking. I would say she is definitely more rational now, and honestly, I think Miss Kimberly’s style of writing has definitely changed, if anything, improved greatly as compared to the first volume.

Isabella Sagatori-Moretti is definitely not a force to be reckoned with. This time, she is prepared. So is Jax Moretti, a.k.a. The Joker. These two are not people anyone wants to cross when one tries to separate them.

There has literally been no series or characters that can captivate for as long as this. The Bella serial is the first mafia romance series, or should I say, the first series that managed to capture my attention for so long! The best thing is, with each volume, the story gets more exciting, secrets are revealed, more plot twist and best of all, CLIFFHANGERS!

Yes, each volume ends with cliffhangers that make your heart lurch even more than the previous one!

I dived into this without reading the synopsis, and personally, I actually love it. I have rarely suggest for readers to do this, but for this series? I would highly recommend so! Since each volume are rather short (although the length of each volume seems to be increasing!), the suspense is even greater as you read through the story!

*Thank you to the author for providing me with an eARC in exchange for a honest review.

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Release Boost Blitz: Dirty Love by Kimberly Blalock (Excerpt + Giveaway + Trailer + Teasers!)

Hey bookies! The author of the Sagatori Family Saga mafia romance series is back with another new novel!

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Title: Dirty Love
Author: Kimberly Blalock
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 25th 2016

In the light of darkness is an undeniable need to run, disappear, slither away only barely scraping by with hope that maybe just maybe, there’s a way of escape.

My name is Oliva Basari. I escaped one hell only to be trapped inside another, darkness and fear seething through my veins and invading my every thought.

A new city, a new job, a new persona and then…. I fell in lust, I fell in love…hell, I just fell.

From the darkness my alter ego became real, I was Tess, the stirring of someone or something else burning in my gut until she was all there was.

I didn’t fear what would happen if remorse knocked on my door nor did I fear the lustful way I stalked them, preyed upon them—the ones that couldn’t have me, the ones who wished they could taste me—I was their darkness until I met one very tall, dark, and forbiddingly handsome Mr. Black. He hated me watching with darkness in his tormented eyes. He scared me, intimidated me, and left me questioning my own sanity.

Until he didn’t.

He was the one thing I let myself submit to, his touch, the way he slid his knuckles across my flesh, igniting a dangerous spark inside of me.

In the end, we’re all captured souls waiting for release or the escape from our own maniacal thoughts.

In the end, we are all prisoners of the flesh.

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She slept with blankets slipping from her taut body. I inhaled deeply as my dick ached to be inside of her tight pussy. I didn’t actually know what her pussy felt like… Was it soft, delectable, electric, and glorious? I imagined all of those possibilities and intended on finding out soon, but I wasn’t ready yet. I needed her to come to me. To beg me for it before I could give her everything that I couldn’t stop thinking about.

I slid my hand inside of my nightstand drawer retrieving the lube I’d used on the woman the night before. They were covetous, egocentric, and contemptuous. Nothing that interested me. It rather disinterested me, actually. Olivia was the exact opposite of those women, a contradiction of everything they stood for.

I unbuttoned my jeans and sagged against the chair that had the best view of her bed. Of course, I’d arranged it that way. Her ass was so fucking perfectly round, tight, and juicy. Nothing could possibly be as good as that ass. I was sure of it, and I intended on finding out soon enough.

I pulled my pants down to lay across my thick thighs and untucked my cock from my briefs. The slippery lube slid out of the bottle and melted against my heated hand. Her body shifted slowly as my hand dipped against my flesh. I stilled, waiting to see if she’d wake up this time. She’d been on edge lately, not sleeping well. It’d been pretty fucking obvious she’d been having a difficult time with something. I shrugged off the thought. I’d wanted to fix whatever was wrong, comfort her, fuck her until her problems were mere memories from a past before me or very thin memories that popped like bubbles do in the sunlight. But I’d remain a circumspect observer, for now.

Her body turned just as my hand landed on my hot, thick, pulsing cock. I squeezed, gripping the skin down my shaft… hard. A deep-seated moan reverberated from my throat. It felt so fucking relishable… gratifying. My cock jerked from the sensations it was experiencing. Her tits bounced into position… the position of foreplay among lovers. Nipples hard and round, perky and wanting, waiting for my tongue to flick across the hardened flesh in heated arousal. She adjusted from her stomach to her back, completing her task in search of comfort. Ironic really, that here at this moment she’d seemed extroverted, willing to be free when in reality she was demure. Well, unless she was dancing, but that was only a few hours a night. And I wouldn’t allow myself that opening to taste her flesh. Not yet.

“Ah fuck!” I moaned, the sound feral. I lived alone, and no one could hear me and fuck it if they could, I didn’t care.

My strokes became tight, stroking the entire length of my cock. Cum slipped out of the head as I smothered the silkiness of my arousal across the thin, sensitive flesh. I jacked off to her perfect fucking body.

Her hand crossed her chest, and I imagined she was touching herself there while I licked her pussy, sweeping my tongue against the nub bringing her to ecstasy.

I’d dreamt about that for a long fucking time. One year to be exact. She’d moved into the apartment across from mine with her friend. Her boyfriend moved in just a few months later. Fucking asshole is never there, and he fucks like he doesn’t know what he’s doing. Probably doesn’t, to be honest. Little prick has a small ass cock, too. If he came even a tiny bit close to getting her off, I’d rock her fucking world. When I finally take her in every way imaginable, I will do just that.

My strokes became shorter, tighter, faster as I watched her tight body. I imagined her full lips wrapped around my cock sucking hard, harder. Her tongue would flick across the head lapping up my cum into her hot mouth; she’d smile as she squeezed me roughly, begging for more of me to seep into her mouth. She’d suck me the hardest I’d ever been sucked.

“Oh fuck!” Cum shot from the head of my dick. “Fucking shit, Olivia!” I yelled her name as I pulsed against my palm.

Just as I cleaned myself, her jackoff boyfriend arrived stripping his clothes off as he snuck into bed like a predator, opening his mouth ready to take her. My fists slammed into the wall next to the window. It left a large, round hole that I’d deal with later.

My mind raced. I wanted to go over to her apartment and rip him out of her bed. I wanted to kill him. If he didn’t get a fucking clue, I was going to do just that. And soon!

I got plenty of pussy. Shit, where I worked, it was thrown at my cock in groves, but I wanted Olivia Basari. Only Olivia. When I fucked someone, she was the only face I saw. Her sweet lips sucking me off until I came in her sweet fuckable mouth.

Convenient for me, I’d get to see that face and body every day and night. She was a dancer at Epic, the strip club I owned. She worked for me, but it wasn’t enough. I want to own every inch of her. I’ve kept my thoughts to myself. No one knew how I felt, and they sure as fuck didn’t know the malevolent thoughts that infiltrated my mind. Funny really, infiltrate makes it sound as though I didn’t want the thoughts there. As though I’d set up a road block of sorts keeping them away, but in fact, I’d caressed every single one of them. I lured them in with the tips of my fingers promising jewels of satisfaction.

I watched her from the two-way window in my office while she danced for the scum of the city. I pretended that she was dancing exclusively for me. I fucked while I watched her from that window. The girls didn’t have a clue what I was doing when I had them bent over gripping their flesh into my hands. All they wanted was the orgasm they’d get whether I tried to give it or not. Sometimes I did. I loved pussy. It was only Olivia’s I was thinking of when I sucked on their clits, however. Slipping my fingers inside their wet, dripping, pulsating pussies brought cry after cry from their dirty mouths.

I stripped my clothes and showered. I’d see her at work in an hour. I couldn’t watch that fucker touch her any longer.

She was mine.

 

About the author:

Kimberly is an International Bestselling author and has been writing since she was a young girl growing up in Kansas City, Mo. Reading and writing have always been a big part of her life. She enjoys the world she can get lost in while reading a good book. A wife and mother to four beautiful children she decided she wasn’t busy enough. She spent some time chasing down fugitives as a bounty hunter then laid down her handcuffs and finished her college degree in nursing.

Kimberly loves discovering new music to jam out to and loves anything that’s different. Her many interests include Google, you heard it! Google. If you need to know any unusual or interesting fact she has searched it and can recite it. Her motto is: Why be the same as everyone else when you can stand out?

When Kimberly isn’t writing she is playing superhero for her children.

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Cover Reveal: Salvatore by Natasha Knight (Teaser!)

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Title: Salvatore (Benedetti Brothers #1)
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Mafia Romance
Release Date: July 18th 2016

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It all started with a contract signed by him, then by me, while our families watched. While my father sat silent, a man defeated, giving his daughter to the Benedetti monsters.

I obeyed. I played my part. I signed my name and gave away my life. I became their living, breathing trophy, a constant symbol of their power over us.

That was five years ago.

Then came the time for him to claim me. For Salvatore Benedetti to own me.

I had vowed vengeance. I had learned hate. And yet, nothing could have prepared me for the man who now ruled my life.

I expected a monster, one I would destroy. But nothing is ever black or white. No one is either good or evil. For all his darkness, I saw his light. For all his evil, I saw his good. As much as he made me hate him, a passion hotter than the fires of hell burned inside me.

I was his, and he was mine.

My very own monster.

Salvatore

I owned the DeMarco Mafia Princess. She belonged to me now. We had won, and they had lost. And what better way to teach a lesson than to take from them that which is most precious? Most beloved?

I was the boy who would be king. Next in line to rule the Benedetti Family. Lucia DeMarco was the spoils of war. Mine to do with as I pleased.

It was my duty to break her. To make her life a living hell. My soul was dark, I was hell bound. And there was no way out, not for either of us. Because the Benedetti family never lost, and in our wake, we left destruction. It’s how it had always been. How I believed it would always be.

Until Lucia.

Author’s Note: Salvatore and Lucia’s story is a steamy standalone romance with a happily-ever-after. No cliffhanger and no cheating. It is intended for mature readers.

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About the author:

USA Today Bestselling author Natasha Knight writes dark romance as well as spanking romance in a variety of genres including contemporary, paranormal, post-apocalyptic, science-fiction and fantasy. She is a #1 Amazon Bestseller in multiple categories forever searching in every story for that single most important element of love. All of her stories contain at least one kinky Alpha male, lots of dirty talk and a well deserved happily ever after.

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Review: Bella Vol. 3 by Kimberly Blalock

Bella Vol. 3 CoverTitle: Bella Vol. 3 (Sagatori Family Saga #3)
Author: Kimberly Blalock
Release Date: March 1st 2016
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Adult/Contemporary/Mafia Romance
Source: Author
Format: eARC
Pages: 83
Rating: 5 stars

“Head of the family” is not an easy job title. There is a darkness within those words, a common set of traits the boss of bosses must possess and codes he must follow in order to fulfil his duty. Famiglia first. Always thinking of the family. But now, I find myself thinking of her. Sitting at my desk, calling the shots, even pulling the trigger has become a daunting task. Not because I don’t want to or can’t, but because all I want to do is imagine what it would feel like with my body wrapped around hers.

Should I feel as though this is the life I want? Should I see the good for all it is and accept the bad as it comes? He’s different, I’m different. Maybe it’s the way his eyes glisten now or the fact that they are even darker at times. I can’t help but wonder what it would be like if Jax could love me. I know that I’m imagining things at night when he asks me to stay with him in his bed. I feel him watch me. But what if I wasn’t imagining it, what would that mean?

I will admit that I did not read the synopsis for the Bella serials because I’m too impatient! I just dived into the next volume immediately after writing my review for the previous one!

I was so impatient that I literally had to stop myself from picking up the next volume, just to pen down my thoughts first! There is no stopping once you started a story written by Kimberly Blalock, no matter whether the story is a full-length novel or parts of a serial!

I am beginning to think that vol. 3 is my favourite! I have been doubting Jax Moretti and his feelings for Bella for the longest time, but it would seems everything has changed in this volume!

When I say everything, I really do mean everything!

Also, when I say Kimberly Blalock is the one of the Queen of plot twists, try not to doubt me and prepare your heart and mind for what is about to come next!

Seeing Jax and Bella happy is literally one of the best thing in the world! Both have gone through so much, so afraid and unwilling to open their hearts. When they did, it was something beautiful to behold!

People like Jax and Bella, when they fall, they fall hard.

I pity those who hurt either one of them, because neither one of them will let that person off so easily!

Bella vol. 3 is definitely a treat for Miss Kimberly’s fans and The Sagatori Family Saga? It is definitely a must read for mafia romance readers!

Highly recommended to all those who would love a good mix of action and romance read, peppered with plot twists and a beautiful story!

*Thank you to the author for providing me with an eARC in exchange for a honest review.

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Review: Bella Vol. 2 by Kimberly Blalock

Bella Vol. 2 UPDATED CoverTitle: Bella Vol. 2 (Sagatori Family Saga #2)
Author: Kimberly Blalock
Release Date: February 2nd 2016
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Adult/Contemporary/Mafia Romance
Source: Author
Format: Bought
Pages: 70
Rating: 4 stars

Taking over this family isn’t going to be easy. There are a lot of things that have been left undealt with. A lot of people need reminding of the man I am; what I can do to them, what I can have done to them. I control the cards. I determine what happens. The outcome is in my hands. I am the king.

Weakness isn’t a possibility. I’m not weak. I don’t cry or tell a sob story. Why would I? I wanted to be like my father; strong, willful, powerful. I wanted to make him proud. Jax will keep me as his bride and I will fight back. My words will be silent, my actions controlled. And when he least expects it-when I least expect it- I will do the unthinkable, unimaginable, in my world.

Kimberly Blalock never disappoints!

Just by reading the first two volumes of Bella, I can already tell the Sagatori Family Saga is going to be one amazing series!

If there’s one thing you should know about Kimberly Blalock, it’s that she can write an amazing story, with beautiful, emotional scenes between the characters and action, lots of action in just 70 pages!

From the first volume of Bella, the author has shown clearly that Isabella Sagatori is not just a typical mafia princess, but a headstrong and powerful woman! In this volume, Bella mourns for her father in her own way. Yet, even when she is mourning, she still remains strong and if it’s possible, her will and mind are stronger than ever!

When I mentioned that she takes orders from no one, she is literally doing that. No one, even if it is Jax Moretti, the confusing-yet-hot-as-hell man she had married, tells her what to do!

Of course, it is not because of her strong will and mind that made me love her. Bella does not just do things because she is ‘supposed’ to do, such as for the sake of keeping up appearances, but only when she wants to! One of the scene in this serial really made me love both the author and Bella so much!

Something that also made me really excited for this novel, is that it depicts more than just the headstrong Bella and cold-hearted Jax. I strongly suspects that the both of them have something going on, but it could be probably be the both of them not believing it would become true.

I actually clapped my hands together when Jax was being really nice to Bella, which could be because Bella’s emotion was so happy! Jax does have some redeeming qualities, and this volume actually made me fall a little in love with him!

So the strong female characters, confident and suave male characters, there is also another important element in this author’s writing! ACTION! I honestly think Kimberly has a knack for action scenes with a little plot twist! The scenes just popped out of nowhere and scare you!

Not literally scaring like a horror scene, but scaring you as a reader because her characters…are in trouble!

The pace was pretty fast in the second volume and I do believe the story in between have potential be written into a slightly longer serial! It was a little too fast for me, but nonetheless, I will be reading the next volume because one, my dear readers, does not simply just stop reading a serial, and especially one written by Miss Blalock!

Recommended for all mafia romance readers!

 

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Cover Reveal: Bella by Kimberly Blalock (Teasers!)

Hey bookies! The author of The Angel Trilogy is back!

This time, it’s a mafia romance series!

Check out the cover for BELLA, the first novel in the Sagatori family saga!

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My name is Isabella Sagatori. To my father I’m a princess, to others I’m an opportunity. They call me the mafia princess.

The one and only Bella.
My life has been beautiful, I’ve never wanted for anything. I take each day as it comes and embrace it with Insight, laughter, and love.
I choose not to live in the dark shadows that have always been my reality. Until now.
Skip ahead in time and here I am.
Running… for my life, for my father’s life, and for my freedom. A life that was promised to Sam. A freedom that was never mine to claim.
He’ll take me, own me, make me his.
Nothing that belongs to this earth is ever free.
And until this moment I couldn’t have known how true that could be.

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About the author:

Kimberly BlalockKimberly has been writing since she was a young girl growing up in Kansas City, Mo. Reading and writing has always been a big part of her life. She enjoys a world she can get lost in while reading a good book. A wife and mother to four beautiful children she decided she wasn’t busy enough. She spent some time chasing down fugitives as a bounty hunter then laid down her hand cuffs and finished her college degree in nursing.

Kimberly loves discovering new music to jam out to and loves anything that’s different. When Kimberly isn’t writing or playing superhero for her children, she takes care of her patients as a Registered nurse in the field of hospice.

Find her on: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon

Email: kimblalockangel@gmail.com

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His Angel (The Angel Trilogy #1)

When Evan Young walks into Abigale Hayes’s life she falls; mind, body, and soul for the man she thinks he is, having no idea that the secrets he holds in his hands will destroy the girl she is. Abby must decide how the truth will affect the relationship that has her craving more with every breath she takes and how she will take revenge into her own hands. Evan will die to protect Abby and will kill for her too. The events that unfold will change who Abigale Hayes is forever.

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My Demons (The Angel Trilogy #2)

Abigale Hayes has had many things ripped from her life. She‘s been broken and emotionally left to die in the darkness she’s been living in for far too long. Love finds Abby is ways she hadn’t imagined would ever be possible, but so do lies and betrayal. Abby will be put in a position to protect the one man she loves and has realized without a doubt she will love forever. Evan’s love for Abby will take him to a whole new depth of darkness and dealing with those that want the love of his life for themselves will be the end of Evan and Abby. Or will it?

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Our Sins (The Angel Trilogy #3)

My name is Abigale Hayes. My story has been brutal thus far, but brutal is nothing I haven’t felt my entire life. I love Evan Young. He’s everything to me. There are monsters waiting, lurking, and ready to pounce. I seriously recommend you’re careful who you choose to trust. I wasn’t.
I’m Evan Young. I love her, I want to keep her safe and happy. I’m failing on both counts. I’ve chosen to bring her into a life filled with evil. I should let her go, but I can’t, I won’t. She’s mine and I’m hers, end of.

Until oblivion it is then…

Cover Reveal: Fallen Angel, Part 4 by Tracie Podger (Teaser!)

Hey bookies! Welcome to the cover reveal for the fourth part in the Fallen Angel series!

Check out the teaser by Tracie Podger below!

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Title: Fallen Angel, Part 4
Author: Tracie Podger
Genre: Mafia Romance
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It was in a small room in a hotel in Washington, DC, that Brooke Stone’s life changed forever—again.

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Life had been peaceful, as peaDateceful as being a member of one of the most powerful crime families in America could be.

But life has a habit of throwing a curve ball, a curve ball so fast and so wide it knocks everyone from their feet.

From the streets of DC to the hills of Tuscany. From death to the utmost joy.

Join Brooke for the final chapter in the Fallen Angel series and witness the birth of a new crime dynasty.

 This is a story of discovery, of finding a past, of heartache, and the greatest of love.

 ‘I’ve seen death and I’ve faced my worst fears – I survived.’

 A Mafia Romance

Contemporary romance for readers over the age of 18 years.

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