Black and Blue by Ily Jack’s Book Blitz and Giveaway



Black & Blue
Ily Jacks
Publication date: November 9th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance

Trouble seems to follow me everywhere. No doubt accepting a ride from a sexy, fierce biker on a rainy night seems like another bad move. Except this one desperate leap of faith brings Declan into my life.

From unreadable machine to possessive lover, he challenges me to want more.

Can I finally throw off the shackles of my tough life and embrace the promise of a good man?

Black & Blue is a standalone M/M romance with graphic sexual content, violent situations, and extreme profanity.

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EXCERPT:

Stumbling from the Harley, my legs feel like jelly. My starving stomach no longer growls, now as numb as the rest of my cold, battered body.

“Where are we?” I ask when the biker only stares at me.

Soft rain soaks his thick, dark hair and beard. He looks like a wild man, ready to skin and devour his kill. I’m desperate to look away from his nearly black eyes and remain in control of myself. I can’t, though, because he both terrifies and intrigues me.

“I live in the apartment upstairs. You can crash here until you figure things out.”

“Thanks.”

When his hand jerks forward, I immediately flinch and expect more violence after a shitty day that’ll never end. His hand grips the back of my neck, sending panic and pain through me. I fist my hands and prepare to fight him. Exhausted after so long running, I never expect his lips to crush mine. He forces my mouth open and tastes me roughly.

I can’t think. Nothing about the biker’s earlier demeanor made me believe he desired me, so his kiss throws me off guard. I never consider what he might expect from me in return for a safe place to stay for the night. No, instead my fear violently shifts into the kind of lust I’ve long imagined and never enjoyed.

Before I can meet his passion with mine, the biker releases me and turns away. I’m left rejected and desperate, yet unable to show either emotion. My only option is to follow him obediently.


Author Bio:

Living in Indiana with my three sweet sons, three wacky cats, one super mom (and her ugly dog), I love cats, 1970s rock, Call of Duty, and sitcoms canceled before their time.

I also write M/F contemporary romance as Bijou Hunter.

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Bonfire by Krysten Ritter : Yes, Jessica Jones wrote a novel

Trang’s awesome review of Bonfire by Krysten Ritter! We fangirled and did some buddy reading!! Trang is awesome!💛💚

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YES PEOPLE !! JESSICA JONE’S ACTRESS WROTE A BOOK 😀 ! 

Let’s be honest, with all the celebrities wanting to write books (and Youtubers…), I was skeptical whether this was going to be good or not. So, how did Krysten Ritter deliver?

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I always have a hard time appreciating contemporary thrillers (as you can see in my previous reviews for A Stranger In The House or The Girl On The Train), but this one did its job.

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It’s a fast-paced gripping thriller with an incredible story background and depth.  

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A mermaid tale

A short Mermaid tale by Becca Fox!!!💚💙💛💜

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In the spirit of challenging myself, I decided to write a short story about mermaids. I honestly don’t know why I haven’t used them in a story before now. I love fantasy and many of the fantasy “monsters.” I do feel like mermaids are the more unexplored monster in modern fiction, but maybe that’s just because I haven’t read or watched very many stories about mermaids. I’ve only ever seen them portrayed three ways:

As innocent and beautiful.

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As murderous and beautiful.

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As strange and mysterious.

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Even in this small pool of examples, these mermaids are as varied as the many stories about vampires, werewolves, and ghosts. It just serves as a reminder that anyone can adopt a mythical creature, use some of the basic legends recorded about them, then add random twists or facts, and make it work for their story. So this…

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*~Review: Gone Missing by T.J. Brearton~5 Stars~*

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I want to thank Bookouture and NetGalley for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity.

Synopsis: Katie Calumet takes a morning run and when she suddenly hears a baby crying out she starts to get nervous. She goes and investigates a van with a wailing baby because of fear for the child’s safety. When Katie gets closer she is hit on the head and is completely unconscious. Katie was trapped and now is kidnapped against her will. When Katie wakes up she has absolutely no idea where she’s been taken and where she could be.

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While Katie is helplessly trying to escape her kidnappers, Investigator Justin Cross is taken through a large forest to try and locate Katie, even if its the last thing he will do to find her. With Katie’s family holding back secrets and Justin’s inability to sleep and outside family problems, the chance of finding Katie becomes scarce. There is only one question; can they find Katie before it’s too late?

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Review: I give this book 5 out of 5 suspenseful stars! The story was split between the victim and the investigator’s POV and I loved that! This book had me up late turning pages and on the edge of my seat. I felt like I could feel the victim and the ivestigator’s emotions in this enthralling thriller. I loved the characterization and this book was very well written. I highly recommend checking out this suspenseful title. Bookouture never lets me down with their suspenseful titles and would recommend all of the books they publish! I loved how the author put this story together!!!

*~An Eye For An Eye(The Izzy O Crime Files #1) by Jocelyn Pederson~5 Stars~*

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I want to thank NetGalley and The Wild Rose Press Inc. for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity.

Synopsis: Rookie Detective and bar owner Izzy O’Donnell is on course with an investigation with a serial killer who is leaving Bible verses wrapped around body parts of the murdered women. Izzzy has the help of this task with her partners Moreno and Cal. Moreno is ambiguous and her dad’s former partner Cal is crabby as hell.

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Izzy feels out of sorts because of some unexplained dreams that she has been having and they push her harder to crack down on the case. Along with her partners, Izzy has her sidekick Apple Macintosh that carries a “telepathic” rabbit(Norman) whom has the supposed secret ability of smelling the victims on Izzy. To say the least Apple is a special person and carries the special rabbit around in a baby sling.

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With being a rookie, being a co-owner of a bar with her dad, and having these off the wall partners it really makes you wonder, can Izzy catch this serial killer?

Review: I rate this book 5 out of 5 fantabulous stars! I really loved this book! Izzy was a great main character! She was determined and absolutely hilarious! I couldn’t stop laughing at her and her crew at some points in the book! I loved the characterization and thought the mystery was great too. I loved the suspense and I would definitely recommend this book to all!

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Hope everyone has a great day!!!!!

*~Review: Milkshakes and Heartbreaks at the Starlight Diner(Starlight Diner Series #1) by Helen Cox~4 Stars~*

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I want to thank NetGalley and Avon Books for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity.

Synopsis: Esther is smart and sarcastic, but she has a problem that prevents her from fully opening up. The problem Esther has is she is hiding a secret. Esther Knight waitresses at The Starlight Diner, an awesome and retro diner where customers can play classic music on the jukebox all through the night. The Starlight Diner is known for their great environment and New York’s best milkshakes.

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When the newest diner regular and actor, Jack Faber, tries to get Esther’s attention, everyone is baffled by her resistance. Nobody at her work knows her secret and why she left London. Esther just wants to break ties from her old life and start a new one in America. She feels that even with her new close friends and the lovely diner that her past is holding her back. Can Esther let go of her past and be set free from it? Can Esther live life to the fullest and fall in love again?

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Review: I give this book 4 out of 5 retro-tastic stars! I really enjoyed the unique environment the diner gave me reading this cute story. I have always enjoyed the look of retro diners and different things from the 50’s era! I thought this book was fun, sweet and cute. Overall, I really enjoyed this read. This book made me smile quite a few times. The only thing I didn’t enjoy quite a bit was I didn’t like the cliffhanger. I’m just not a leave me at the cliff until the next book comes out kind of girl. I also felt that Esther got a bit too dramatic at times. All in all, I would recommend this book and it was quite enjoyable.