Release Blitz & Series Review: Deranged by Bella J.

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Release Blitz & Series Review: Deranged by Bella J.

I received this book for free from Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Release Blitz & Series Review: Deranged by Bella J.Deranged by Bella J.
on October 23, 2019
Cover Design: Clarise Tan @ CT Cover Creations
Format: Digital
Genres: Dark Romance, Suspense, Adult, bikers, Contemporary, MC Romance
Pages: 231
Source: Give Me Books Promotions
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four-half-stars
four-flames

Temptation. It’s a powerful thing.

It possesses you. Corrupts you. Turns a pure soul into a reckless beast.

Once it has you in its clutches, you can’t escape it. It won’t let go, not until
it perverts everything innocent.

The day she walked into my life, I should have known I’d never be the same again.
Her secrets lured me in, enticed me with truths that would be my
ultimate ruin.

I had a war to win. Battles to fight. But her scent turned me into a crazed hunter, manipulating me down a different path of destruction.

In the end, she will be my downfall.

Until then…I’ll keep her.

Adult, Dark Romance, Suspense, Mc Romance, bikers

First Person, dual-POV

This is book #3 of the American Street Kings, this series should not be read as standalone. It needs to be read in order!

This moment defined us. Neon fu***** defined us. The Kings. This was us. Strength.

by Onyx

Addictiveness: 5/5  This was an intense read that kept me on the edge of my seat. I needed to know what would happen. I couldn’t let go of my kindle. As addictive as chocolate!!!

Character: hero 5/5, heroine 5/5, secondary characters 5/5, growth 5/5, real 5/5 Multidimensional characters with several layers. They are all very complex and they have all shown great growth throughout the series.

Onyx was a great antihero. Yeah, I’m not calling a murderer , a man that lives in the gray area of the law a hero. But antihero or not, he was perfectly imperfect. It was amazing to finally read Onyx thoughts. From the first book, we could see he had a lot of heart. A man led by his passions, his emotions were always hard to contain. Onyx was hot, protective and a bit immature. Yes, he never really believed he would need to rule one day. He didn’t really wanted to carry the burden of the whole club. When the time to step up came, he didn’t let his friends/family down. Such a passionate guy obviously would fall in a spectacular way. One intense look was all he needed to know that was the woman for him. He tried to avoided it, but they were explosive together.

Wraith/Dahlia was an amazing heroine. She was damaged, she was broken. She didn’t believe in love. In fact, she didn’t believe in humanity. She lived this duality inside of her every single day. She portrayed a strong persona to the outside world, but inside she was sad, hopeless only existing in the world. Even though she grew up in an environment without love, loyalty or trust, she was trustworthy and loyal to her beliefs. She was a very strong woman that fitted perfectly for a man like Onyx.

All characters in this series are amazing. They are all so complex and well-rounded. They all have strength and weakness like everybody. It was really good to see how Alyx has grown as a woman. I’m dying to read Ink and Neon’s book. Yes, it’s coming!!!! So many more characters to come.. Dutch, Manic, Crow… I also would love to see Red back in Alyx’s life.

Villains.. antagonists… they are still battling the same villain from the first book of the series. I have to say Slyther is also a very complex and well written villain. We were given a background for him in this book and it sort of made sense how he became a monster. Oh yeah, he is a MONSTER. But even monsters were children once.

All characters were are so well written that make it easy to love and suffer with them!!!

Cover: art 4.5/5, title 5/5, color-font 5/5, buy 5/5  I’m obsessed with book covers. I love to find snippets of the stories within the art. I love this cover and I can totally see Onyx. The almost blond guy, all the tattoos, the beard, everything fits him. Even though is perfect, I wanted to see a little bit of something more personal to the story (maybe his cut, a bike). I also love their symbol in the beginning of the book. The title, font and colors are great and totally fit the mood of the story. I would buy this book by its cover without needing to read the blurb!

Freshness: 4/5  It was good. No, it has nothing extraordinarily original, but this is a dark, contemporary MC romance. It is hard to fall out of the formula of bad guys that fight to rule against even worst guys. But the author keeps it fresh and interesting with the way her characters are developing. As fresh as ice cream in a summer day!!!

Plot: believable 5/5, conflict 5/5, dialogue 5/5, ending 5/5, enjoyment 5/5, opening 5/5, pace 5/5, setting 5/5, subplots 5/5, twists 5/5  Exciting opening for a even though it has a huge cliffhanger at the end, what a thrilling ending!!! A believable plot with a couple of unexpected twists that WOW, blew me away!!! Wonderful subplot already building the tension for the next book. The conflict was well built, the setting is good and the pace is superb. Highest level of enjoyment!

Romance: believable 5/5, chemistry 5/5, description 4/5, development 4/5, steam 4/5  This was intalove. The opposite of Granite and Alyx’s love story. The couple saw each other, sparks flew, they set on fire and exploded. It was hot, fast and undeniable. The descriptions were good and the story was a bit too fast to develop, but it felt real. Passionate love!

Writing Style: 4.5/5  Amazing plot, with wonderful characters! Hot romance with good smut! Fresh concept with smart dialogues. Clean writing with no loopholes. Crafty writing!!!

That is not specific that I could say, it could be better.

I guess, being picky, like I know I am. This doesn’t have a huge original concept that wow us with something never ever imagined!

Also, if I was going to compare, I love the scenes here, but the smut on Alyx book felt even hotter than these!

I love these characters!!!! Can I say how much they are all so well written that is hard to pick a favorite. Each time my favorite changes. Bella J. is creating such complex characters that I almost felt bad for the villain. These characters have journeys of pain and suffering and they are not even looking for the unbelievable, they just want to find happiness within themselves and maybe a good partner to complete them.

O.M.G! Those twists… I mean I was already expecting something like that for the heroine, but it was still crazy when we really found out who she was. But the end… I don’t even know what to say! Crazy good and I can’t wait!!! I want it , I want it I want it!!!!

This series is only becoming more intense!!!

For the last fifteen years, I didn’t think I had a heart. I lived my life like I had nothing to love. Like I felt nothing. A void. A wraith.

by Wraith/Dahlia

32.5/35 STARS –  4.5 STARS (between 31.5 stars and 33 stars)

Addictiveness: 5 Character: 5 Cover: 4.5 Freshness: 4 Plot: 5 Romance: 4.5 Writing Style: 4.5

Action 4/5 Angst 4/5 Darkness 4/5 Humor 0/5 Romance 5/5 Suspense/Mystery 4/5

Would I recommend? Definitely! For everybody that enjoys a dark mc romance.

Would I re-read this book/series? Yes! I would reread the book and I will follow the series.

Would I read more from the author? I’m in love with her writing and can’t wait to read more.

You MAY read this because you like the author you SHOULD read this because you follow the series; you MUST read this for characters that break and mend you heart!!!

We might be savages who rule these streets, but here in the room, in this bed, this was where our women ruled. The only place we showed weakness-weakness to the women who owned our hearts.

by Onyx

#1 Depraved

Depraved must be read before Defiant


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Free in Kindle Unlimited

I received this book for free from Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Release Blitz & Series Review: Deranged by Bella J.Depraved by Bella J.
on July 17, 2019
Cover Design: Clarise Tan @ CT Cover Creations
Cover Model: Ryan Pires
Cover Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Format: Digital, Paperback
Genres: Dark Romance, Adult, bikers, Contemporary, MC Romance, Suspense
Pages: 252
Source: Give Me Books Promotions
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four-half-stars
four-flames

Obsession. It’s an ugly thing.

It consumes you. Controls you. Dictates your every move.

You can try to fight it, try to resist. But its stronger than you. It always wins.

The day I first saw her, obsession took root inside me. Suddenly there was nothing else. Just her.

My obsession left me no choice. I had to have her.

No matter the cost.
No matter the risk.
In the end she will be mine.

Until then…I wait.

*DEPRAVED is a dark MC Romance with scenes that might offend sensitive readers*

Adult, Dark Romance, Suspense, Mc Romance, bikers

First Person, dual-POV

This is book #1 of the American Street Kings and it ends with a cliffhanger. This is part of a series and it is not suppose to be read as a standalone.

A man who staked his claim over her even if she didn’t know it yet. A man who longed for the day when the object of his obsession was ready to be corrupted.

A depraved man.

by Granite

Addictiveness: 5/5  This was an intense, suspenseful romance that kept me biting my nails and needing to know what was going to happen. As addictive as chocolate!!!

Character: hero 4/5, heroine 5/5, secondary characters 5/5, growth 4/5, real 5/5 All these characters are so complex. In their own unique way, they each has seen pain and darkness and are trying to survive in this madness called life.

Granite is such a multidimensional antihero. He is the president of his charter. He carries the weight of his club on his shoulders. For a while he knows whom he will spend his life with, but he needs to be patient. He needs to wait for the right time. He goes about getting his obsession in a crazily wrong way, but it all works out at the end. He is crazy about her. He is obsessed with her and he will do everything to keep her. He is hot, dark, dangerous, a bit vicious and a lot crazy. He loves hard and intensely.

Alyx is a complex heroine. The poor rich little girl. She has a crazy relationship with her family. I wish I could say more, but anything else I post here will spoil the fun. She has always known her prince would come, the problem is when he arrived, he was a frog, not a prince. She knows he is obsessed with her, she knows this is all wrong, but how does it feel so right? She is thrown in a world with rules completely different than what she is used to. It is a lot of growing up very fast for her. She embraces and shine. I really love her.

Onyx, Neon, Ink, Manik, Dutch, so many interesting characters. Can’t wait for what comes next!

Villains.. antagonists… There is one clear villain and he really become a monster by the end of the book. Wow!!! Unexpected craziness.

All characters are profound and amazing and easy to connect!!!

Cover: art 4/5, title 5/5, color-font 5/5, buy 5/5  I’m obsessed with book covers. I love to find snippets of the stories within the art. I like this cover but I don’t love it. Is just a bit too generic for me. I sort of could see this guy as Granite, but his beard doesn’t really match. I love the title, the colors and font used here, it really has the dangerous-somber feel of the book. I would probably buy this book by its cover without needing to read the blurb!

Freshness: 4/5 It is an MC romance with rivals charters fighting to rule a territory. It feels a lot with what is out there, but at the same time it has such an amazing group of characters that if feels fresh. This a lot a psychological thriller than anything else.  As fresh as an ice cream in a summer day!!!

Plot: believable 5/5, conflict 5/5, dialogue 5/5, ending 5/5, enjoyment 5/5, opening 5/5, pace 5/5, setting 5/5, subplots 5/5, twists 5/5  Exciting opening with a huge cliffhanger at the end and a thrilling ending. Wow!!! So unexpected!!! The plot is believable, the subplot interesting and the setting well written. This fast-paced story is full of twists and turns , with an amazing conflict and an ending that gives heart palpitations. Highest level of enjoyment!

Romance: believable 5/5, chemistry 5/5, description 5/5, development 5/5, steam 55  This was a slow burn romance that grew in intensity. Their attraction to each other was undeniable from the moment they met.They had history together and they knew they would be each others end. Their chemistry was intense and I love Granite rough love. OMG, so hot!!!

Writing Style: 4.5/5  Wonderful characters, amazing plot, hot romance, with interesting concept. Crafty writing!!!

I wish some characters hadn’t totally disappear like Red (Alyx best friend). I really hope she will show up again.

This is dark, because there is a lot of violence, but it is not very dark like a lot of mc books out there.

The love making even though intense, also felt not so much like a bikers club.

I love how the author created complex characters and takes us into a journey of their psych. Is feels different and very addictive.

This is a psychological thriller!!!!

With every war you needed to fight in your life, your mind would be the battlefield. If you could control the battlefield, you could win the war.

by Alyx

32.5/35 STARS –  4.5 STARS (between 31.5stars and 33 stars)

Addictiveness: 5 Character: 5 Cover: 4 Freshness: 4 Plot: 5 Romance: 5 Writing Style: 4.5

Action 5/5 Angst 4/5 Darkness 4/5 Humor 0/5 Romance 5/5 Suspense/Mystery 4/5

Would I recommend? Definitely! For everybody that enjoys suspenseful dark mc romance.

Would I re-read this book/series? Yes! I would reread the book and I will follow the series.

Would I read more from the author? My first book from the author and I’m already in love.

You MAY read this because you like the author; you SHOULD read this because you enjoy MC romance; you MUST read this for some superb characters!!!

Learning the concept of “adapt or die” was something we needed to grasp early on in our lives. She needed to do the same, as this was her new world now.

by Granite

#2 Defiant 

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UK: https://amzn.to/323rXv5
CA: https://amzn.to/2ZjZrc5
AU: https://amzn.to/2NsWXRu

Free in Kindle Unlimited

I received this book for free from Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Release Blitz & Series Review: Deranged by Bella J.Defiant by Bella J.
on August 28, 2019
Cover Design: Clarise Tan @ CT Cover Creations
Format: Digital, Paperback
Genres: Dark Romance, Adult, Contemporary, bikers, MC Romance, Suspense
Pages: 236
Source: Give Me Books Promotions
Buy on Amazon Buy on Amazon UK Buy on Amazon AUBuy on Amazon CA
five-stars
four-half-flames

Temptation. It’s a powerful thing.

It possesses you. Corrupts you. Turns a pure soul into a reckless beast.

Once it has you in its clutches, you can’t escape it. It won’t let go, not until
it perverts everything innocent.

The day she walked into my life, I should have known I’d never be the same again.
Her secrets lured me in, enticed me with truths that would be my ultimate ruin.

I had a war to win. Battles to fight. But her scent turned me into a crazed hunter, manipulating me down a different path of destruction.

In the end, she will be my downfall.

Until then…I’ll keep her.

Adult, Dark Romance, Suspense, Mc Romance, bikers

First Person, dual-POV

This is book #2 of the American Street Kings series and it cannot be read as a standalone. This is part of a series and it won’t make any sense without the first book.

My dad always said we stood together as a unit but carried guilt as an individual.

by Granite

Addictiveness: 5/5  Wow wow wow! All I can say! So many twists and turns. Wow! As addictive as chocolate!!!

Character: hero 5/5, heroine 5/5, secondary characters 5/5, growth 4/5, real 5/5 Multidimensional characters with interesting layers to them, they were all very easy to connect.

Granite… he just got better. I love his filth mind. I swear, the imagination of this man, is amazing. He is an amazing leader and now he is doing the hardest thing, the ultimate sacrifice. Wow! Loved his story arch!!!

Alyx… what a warrior. She has been fighting in her own way, her entire life. Fighting her parents, her body, her mind… she is so strong and an amazing friend. I love her friendship with Neon. She is such a great support for Granite. I love the woman she has become. Loved her!!!

Onyx is coming and is going to be crazy. Onyx will have to grow up and do smart decisions instead of impulsive ones. What about his relationship with Granite, that is intense!

Ink, Neon, can’t wait! I love these characters.

Villains.. antagonists… This guy keeps getting away. Now this stupid pack. I know he still will be trouble. Can’t wait for Ink to do something about it.

All characters are amazing and I love them all!!!

Cover: art 4.5/5, title 5/5, color-font 5/5, buy 5/5  I’m obsessed with book covers. I love to find snippets of the stories within the art. I really like this cover. Still a bit generic, but it feels sexy and classy at the same time. It is not blond like Alyx, but still feels like her.I love the title. The colors and font are perfect for the vibe of the book. I would buy this book by its cover without needing to read the blurb!

Freshness: 4/5 It is good. This story has so many twists and turns that you are not expecting that it feels new. As fresh as ice cream in a summer day!

Plot: believable 5/5, conflict 5/5, dialogue 5/5, ending 5/5, enjoyment 5/5, opening 5/5, pace 5/5, setting 5/5, subplots 5/5, twists 5/5  Great opening, wonderful ending. Believable story with fast-paced suspense filled with twists and a great conflict.  Highest level of enjoyment!

I know this story has not ended yet. It has a lot to come, but I also enjoyed how the author gave us a sort of HEA for Alyx and Granite. They are together and happy as possible inside this crazy violent world they live in.

Romance: believable 5/5, chemistry 5/5, description 5/5, development 5/5, steam 5/5  I love this man! I mean, what a dirty, creative mind. All those ballet/sex scenes… cold-shower, panty-wetter worthy. Wow!

Every fucking time I watched you split these legs, this is what I imagined. Having you face down, legs split, and pussy weeping for me.

by Granite

Writing Style: 5/5  I love this duet inside of the series and this felt sort of a happy ending one. I love the plot, I adore the characters and the smut here was over the top. Really, I’m in love with the writing.  Wordsmith!!!

I guess the only think I can say that could be better is the end. This is not the end of this series, so there are still a lot of mysteries and subplots to be solved.

These characters are so troubled and so lovable!!!

These series is intense but with a good feeling at the end.

These ending are killers!!!

Can’t wait for more!!!

33.5/35 STARS –  5 STARS (between 33.5 stars and 35 stars)

Addictiveness: 5 Character: 5 Cover: 4.5 Freshness: 4 Plot: 5 Romance: 5 Writing Style: 5

Action 5/5 Angst 5/5 Darkness 4/5 Humor 0/5 Romance 5/5 Suspense/Mystery 4/5

Would I recommend? Definitely! For everybody that likes MC Romance

Would I re-read this book/series? Yes! I would reread the book and I will follow the series.

Would I read more from the author? I’m in love with her writing.

You MAY read this because you like the author; you SHOULD read this because you enjoy romantic suspense; you MUST read this for great smut!!!

four-half-stars

About Bella J.

All the way from Cape Town, South Africa, Bella J lives for the days when she’s able to retreat to her writer’s cave where she can get lost in her little pretend world of romance, love, and insanely hot bad boys.

 

Bella J is a Hybrid Author with both Self-Published and Traditional Published work. Even though her novels range from drama, to comedy, to suspense, it’s the dark, twisted side of romance she loves the most.