A Sinful Encore Blog Tour

Title: A Sinful Encore
Series: The Brilliance Trilogy #3
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Release Date: September 22, 2020
You only thought you knew how this was going to end, but their story is far from over. The explosive finale is bound to leave you breathless.
A Sinful Encore is the third and final book in the Brilliance Trilogy.
I swallow hard, my lashes lower, my lips dry. Me and him. It’s just me and him and God, I do need the escape and I know, I just know, that he needs the trust. Still, I can’t believe I’m going to do this. I can’t believe how much I want to do this. “Yes.”
He doesn’t speak but I can feel his approval wash over me. He kisses my neck, the earthy scent of him seducing me and promising to test my limits. He unzips my skirt, and a second later, he’s sliding it down my hips, and with only a tiny pair of panties and thigh-high tights on, he’s easily exposing my naked backside. Nerves and anticipation overwhelm me and I’m all but shaking, but I don’t feel fear. His fingers caress down the silk strip between my cheeks and I yelp as he yanks it away with a biting tug. But already, he’s made me forget that bite.
His hands are on my backside and he leans in, his lips close, so very close to my ear, his warm breath fanning my skin, and promising forbidden fantasies I didn’t even know to call my own until now.
“What are you thinking, Aria?” he asks, the same way he’d asked me one time before when I was in the wrong place when I needed an escape.
“About us, Kace. About what you’re going to do to me.”
He turns me to face him, his expression pure possession, his eyes meeting mine. And I could swim forever in the sea of his blue eyes, as every wave breaking around me only sends me crashing right back to him. “What am I going to do to you?” he asks as if he needs to know I can say it as if he needs to know I want this.
I wet my parched lips and say, “Spank me.”
“And do you want me to spank you?” The question is a mixed challenge and a raw seduction.
Suddenly, I’m drowning in my own confusing desire, and my lashes lower, heat rushing to my cheeks when his hand cups my face and he tilts his gaze back to his. “Do you,” he says, enunciating the words, “want me to spank you?”
“I want to get out of my head. I want to escape. I want you.”
His eyes darkens. “That’s not an answer.”
The waves are breaking again and when I might drown, I don’t. I really do crash right back into him. “Yes.”
“Yes? Yes what, Aria?”
“I want you to spank me.”
His eye light with approval and that approval splays over me like blessed sunshine in the chilly snowfall. I don’t know why his approval arouses or pleases me, I don’t know what that says about me, or him for that matter, but there is no denying the burn in my belly. There is no denying his control, and my submission sends a thrill through me like no other. His hands fit my waist, possessiveness in his touch, a branding that feels right when with anyone else it would be wrong. His cheek presses to my cheek, the roughness of his newly formed stubble an erotic pinch on my sensitive skin. “Who’s in control?”
“I am,” I say, and I mean it. This is about choice. I know that when I say yes or no to with Kace, he will listen. “And right now, for just a little bit, I don’t want it,” I add, and for once in my life, I mean it. “Take it,” I add softly. “It’s yours.”
A Reckless Note (book one)
A Wicked Song (book two)
A Sinful Encore (book three)
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series.
In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, she has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is also the author of the bestselling WHITE LIES, DIRTY RICH, and LILAH LOVE series.
Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.
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Pied Piper Release Day Tour


Title: PIED PIPER A DeMMonica Dark Romance (Grim and Sinister Delights #6)


Release Date: 18th September 2020

Editor and media creation: :Sublime Novels

Cover design:MiblART

GENRES: paranormal, dark M/M romance, fairytale reimagining.

TROPES: Hurt/comfort. Kidnap. Revenge

THEMES: silent siren, vengeful Leopard shifter, sassy characters, noncon

Standalone but features side characters from Incubus Series.
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54658926-pied-piper





“Silence is Golden When Words Can Kill.”

The best thing the only male siren can do is die, without ever saying another word. One more night of life proves one too many. His mother’s family want Domino alive until he’s fulfilled the prophecy of fathering the most powerful siren ever to exist. Then his bones will become commodities on a mage’s shelf.
Goading his captors into ending his miserable, guilt-ridden existence fails thanks to a new, irritating, and cheerful abductor who claims to be saving his life but lies through his teeth.
Silent sarcastic sirens with a death wish aren’t Jude’s typical bounty. But the job to return a runaway to his mage father sounds like easy money for the leopard shifter. Money that will help fund Jude’s only goal in life, ending the rats who murdered his family.
Not getting involved with his bounties is a life rule Jude never breaks, but there is something about this kid, besides having a voice that could wipe out every rat in existence with a word.
Bone amulets, prophecies, and shifters bind this dark web of secrets that could cost not only their lives but the world.
Pied Piper is a dark paranormal romance set in the same DeMMonica world as Emma Jaye’s Incubus series.

Grim and Sinister Delights is a dark romance series based on classic fairy tales and stories. You will find standalone tales of gay romance that range in darkness and kinks. If you dare to take the challenge, read them all to find yourself lost in a classic that you think you know. These stories are for adult readers and may contain morally ambiguous themes.


This captor didn’t give Domino choices any more than the last ones. Although instead of assaulting him, this cat got his jollies by embarrassing his prisoner in public. It didn’t matter, Domino was twisting a mental knife in his own guts anyway. He’d broken his vow, had used his voice, and he didn’t know what he had left now that he’d lost even that tiny shred of integrity.

Murderer, coward, thief, betrayer, and now vow breaker. Domino wondered what else would be added to the list before he managed to die and that might be a lot harder than he’d planned with Jude around.

The woman came back with a pack of crayons and a sheet of paper with an outline of cartoon characters surrounding the diner logo. She proffered a menu plastered in the same idiotic characters. He shook his head.

“Ok, sweetie, let me know if you want anything,” she said and left them to it.

Domino turned the paper over, chose a blue crayon, and started to write.

“You really like coloring, huh?” Jude said, twisting the knife further.

My father’s dead.

Jude looked everywhere but at what Domino had written. Probably checking for other hunters coming to steal his prize as he’d stolen from the Karnaks. Or maybe he was just being a dick. Domino tapped the table, causing Jude to glance down.

“And how do you know that? Sirens don’t exactly have a good track record with their baby daddies. I bet he hightailed it out of there as soon as he did the deed.”
Domino turned his attention back to the window. There was no point in trying to explain something so complicated with a fucking crayon to a guy who gave zero shits about anything apart from his bank balance.

He hadn’t found his phone or his damn thumb in the van. The entire top joint had been removed. The area was red, raw, and tender, but it’d healed over thanks to the healing seawater.
Which I never should have left. I’m such a fucking coward.

Right now, it could’ve all been over. No more stares, no more anxiety or pain. No more cocky, fucking irritating cat shifter brightening up the world one quip at a time.

Jude’s meal arrived. The juicy lump of meat nearly overflowed the plate. The cat shifter tucked in with relish.

Jude groaned in delight at the first mouthful. “So damn good, you sure you don’t want some?”

Domino’s belly knotted. It could have been hunger or revulsion making it squirm, but whatever it was, he wanted out of here.

“Suit yourself.” Jude put another huge bite into his mouth. Domino wouldn’t have been surprised if the shifter picked the meat up in his hands and just gnawed on it.

Eating would only prolong things. He eyed the serrated knife in Jude’s hand, picturing stabbing it into his own throat or belly. His stomach heaved, remembering the sight and stink of Rory’s guts.

“Sorry if this is bothering you, but we really can’t risk not being together, and I have to eat. I’ve got a very fast metabolism, comes with being a cat shifter. We need meat regularly.”

Thank you for sharing that piece of fascinating trivia. . Mental and physical exhaustion dragged at Domino until he wondered if he’d actually dissolve into the seat. Should’ve stayed in the damn tank. Resting his head on the window, he closed his eyes and listened to the humans chatting around him. Sleep called, but he couldn’t, not here. One word, one shout because of a bad dream, and everyone within earshot could die.

The shifter only seemed to have two modes, bloody, callous murder or irreverent banter. It must be nice not to care, not to worry. It was why he’d spent so much time at Blaze, but even there, he could never fully forget.

“Can I get you boys, anything else?” Domino sank down a little further at the woman’s voice. Her curiosity, her pity, pecked at him, wanting to know his dirty secrets.

“I could do with a takeout box. Any kind of meat, doesn’t matter what, if you’ve got anything ready?”

“Just meat, no bread or salad?”

“Yep, I’m an all protein kind of guy.”

The server tutted. “Those faddy diets won’t do you any good in the long run.”

Jude spread his hands. “Do I look like I’m suffering?”

She gave him a long slow appraisal, then leaned forward, exposing her cleavage. “No, you certainly don’t. I’ve got a break in a little while if you–”

Jude gave her a grin that would melt the underwear of anyone remotely interested in cock and slung his arm around Domino’s shoulders. Every muscle tensed, but Domino managed to stay still. “Sorry, but I don’t play on your team.”

Her eyes went wide as she glanced between them. “But he’s…” she paused, wrinkling her nose.

“Sexy when he’s playing at being a kid? Yeah, I know. Daddies and littles, right? Got to love the kink.”

What the living fuck? .

Jude gave him a grin. “Aw, don’t get all salty on me, my little guppy, not unless you want a spanking?”


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Pied Piper (Grim and Sinister Delights #6) by Emma Jaye

Silence is golden when words can kill.
The best thing the only male siren can do is die, without ever saying another word. One more night of life proves one too many. His mother’s family want Domino alive until he’s fulfilled the prophecy of fathering the most powerful siren ever to exist. Then his bones will become commodities on a mage’s shelf.
Goading his captors into ending his miserable, guilt-ridden existence fails thanks to a new, irritating, and cheerful abductor who claims to be saving his life but lies through his teeth.
Silent sarcastic sirens with a death wish aren’t Jude’s typical bounty. But the job to return a runaway to his mage father sounds like easy money for the leopard shifter. Money that will help fund Jude’s only goal in life, ending the rats who murdered his family.
Not getting involved with his bounties is a life rule Jude never breaks, but there is something about this kid, besides having a voice that could wipe out every rat in existence with a word.
Bone amulets, prophecies, and shifters bind this dark web of secrets that could cost not only their lives but the world.

I have to admit, I wasn’t sure about Pied Piper when I first started it – which was really sad, because I really adore a good adult fairy tale re-telling. Thankfully, it didn’t take long for the story to grab me, and once it did, it didn’t let go. I love it when that happens. 😉

Make no mistake that Pied Piper is a dark story, very dark and the warnings – trigger and otherwise – are definitely worth paying attention to. That’s on the surface though, the bulk of the story was full of wit, love, a touch of sweetness and even a few tears. Totally not what I expected, but a story that I totally enjoyed.

Domino and his back story kinda broke my heart. He never really knew love – so death meant nothing to him. Then there was Jude, who started his search for Domino as part of a job, but the closer he became to him the harder it was to stay away – in more ways than one. I loved him as much as I loved Domino. He was honest, sincere and loyal. He was also cocky and sassy. Together they were pretty much perfect.

The twists and turns in Pied Piper were not only unexpected, they were at times gut-wrenching. All of it was totally worth in the end, but it took a while to get there.

I’ve had quite a run on “new-to-me” authors lately, which is also adding to my TBR pile. No complaints here!

Feinted Love (Crimes of the Heart #1) by Elle Keaton

A gambit for love, a half-baked revenge plot; one hot Seattle summer…

One minute I’m minding my own business enjoying the sunshine, next I’m wearing my iced coffee.
I’m going to teach Tobias Barrington a thing or two; first: you don’t always get what you want. I have no idea what the second is, I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.
Falling in love with Tobias is not on the list.
I’ve never forgotten Arnie Ferguson, or the night we had together. When I find him again, I want to get to know him—as more than a friend.
I may come from a wealthy family; but I know better than most that money can’t buy happiness. But brash, socially awkward Arnie Ferguson makes me think happiness is possible when you let your heart choose.

Arnie and Tobias were so awkwardly adorable it was easy to fall in love with them. Artie was a little bit more awkward than Tobias, which just made him even more lovable. Can you sense a theme here? 😀

Basically, Feinted Love was a sweet love story about two young men that found each other… again. I loved the inner dialogue from both characters almost as much as their interactions with each other. For the record – Arnie was not cut out for revenge, but it was really cute that he thought he could pull it off. As for Tobias, he didn’t have to pretend to have a “boyfriend” to get Arnie to notice him. If either Arnie or Tobias had just listened to their friends and been honest with each other from the beginning, they would have saved themselves a lot of worry… and time. But then their story would have been much shorter and readers would have missed all that awkward adorableness. ❤

Speaking of friends, I was happy to discover that both Duff and Charley would be getting their own books. The Heart Heist is the next book in the Crimes of the Heart series and it features Arnie’s friend Duff and Tobias’ friend Charley is featured in The Boyfriend Spree. This is my first read by Elle Keaton, but even if I wasn’t looking forward to the next books in the series, I’m pretty sure that Feinted Love wouldn’t be my last.

Burning Ash (Forgotten Brotherhood #3) by N.J. Walters

No one is more surprised than Asher, one of the oldest vampires on Earth, that he’s attracted to vamp hunter Jo Radcliffe. She’s smart, a talented slayer, and she’s gorgeous. Something about her pulls at him, like no one ever has before. For a man, whose name strikes fear in everyone—this is something new and intriguing. And quite possibly deadly, if she discovers his secret.
Jo has two things in common with the handsome Asher—they are both slayers and someone is messing with them in a very-much-trying-to-kill-them way. She’s not so happy about joining forces with a dude she doesn’t know. But he’s sexy as hell and really good at his job as one of the Forgotten Brotherhood, whose business it is to execute misbehaving paranormals.
She knows she’s bait in a larger plot to harm Asher and the Brotherhood. And there is nothing he won’t do, no line he won’t cross, to keep her safe—which may be the weakness that destroys them both.

This is the first book that I’ve read by N.J. Walters. Yes, you read that correctly. I picked up a book from a new to me author that is the third book in a new series. Stick around long enough and you’ll discover that this is a not so rare trend with me. *sigh* The good news is that you can definitely read Burning Ash as a stand alone and not be totally lost, but if you’re like me, you will finish it wanting to know how the series started – which I plan to do – especially before I pick up the next book. Just in case anyone’s curious, the series begins with Fury Unleashed (Maccus & Morrigan – who play a role in Burning Ash) and continues with Arctic Bite (Alexei & Cassie – who are just mentioned in Burning Ash). Now that we’ve gotten my much too frequently repeated confession out of the way…

Asher and Jo were amazing together. The fact that Asher was a vampire and Jo was a vampire hunter with a personal vendetta against ALL vampires was bound to cause issues, but their attraction was hard to ignore. Besides, Asher wasn’t an average vampire and Jo wasn’t an average hunter. There was also the issue of someone trying to destroy them both – working together made more sense than working apart. Asher didn’t have as much trouble working with Jo, he was actually determined to protect her from anyone and anything. The attraction for him was pure instinct at first, but it turned in to much more the longer they were together.

There was much more to this story than the budding romance between vampire and hunter. Teaming with the allusive Maccus and his mate, Morrigan, added another layer to the story. There was also mystery, action and a lot of action to keep the pages turning. Much more than I expected. One mystery was solved by the end of Burning Ash, but not another one that affects all the Forgotten Brotherhood and their mates. I’m not sure what comes next, but I’m sure that it’s not over. That’s okay though, I obviously have some catching up… or backtracking to do. 😉

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya’s husband, Joe—who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier. The provocative question at the heart of the mystery: can you believe everything you see with your own eyes, even when you desperately want to? To find the answer, Maya must finally come to terms with deep secrets and deceit in her own past before she can face the unbelievable truth about her husband—and herself.

This is one of those times where I’m not sure whether I should thank the person who recommended Harlan Coben to me or yell at them. Since it was my daughter, I guess I’ll cut her some slack. 😀

Seriously, after only reading two books by this author and I’ve already realized that you can’t second guess or predict or even try to figure out where the story’s going. I figured that out after reading Hold Tight – that opinion was reinforced after reading Fool Me Once.

Unfortunately, because of the twists, turns and total craziness that’s centered around Maya and the secrets from her past – kept by both her and others – I can’t say too much. Just know that nothing is quite what it seems and it’s really hard to know who to trust.

I might be a gluten for punishment, but I’ve got a couple more Harlan Coben books on my TBR list. I might need a break from all this intense suspense for a little while though, but I’m sure it won’t be long before I pick the next one up. 😉

The Skeleton in the Closet (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries #2) by Angie Fox

A haunted library is no place for a girl who can see ghosts, but when Verity Long stumbles on a dead body in the middle of the main reading room, she has to believe someone… even a dead someone… must have witnessed the crime.
Her ghostly sidekick Frankie warns her to stay out of it. The very alive, very handsome deputy sheriff, Ellis Wydell, inadvertently places her directly in the middle of it. And her ex-fiancé, Ellis’s brother, is back with an agenda of his own.
Undaunted, Verity presses forward, uncovering scandalous secrets, long-forgotten ghosts, and a shocking trail of clues that places her directly in the path of a killer.

Oh how I’m loving this series. There’s mystery, danger, the beginning of a sweet romance, a touch of revenge and lots of humor thrown into the mix.

Verity’s latest plan to free her ghostly side-kick Frankie is foiled by a murder that she stumbles upon. As much as she’s not anxious to go on another ghost hunt, she can’t leave the murder unsolved if she can help. So… Frankie, Verity and even Ellis go searching for clues – both living and not, to help find the murderer. Things get more than a little complicated when the clues lead them a little too close to home.

Through all the mystery and spookiness and the real live drama, not all the danger comes from the ghostly residents in their community. By the end of The Skeleton in the Closet, Verity might have even found a couple more ghostly allies. ❤ Ghost of a Chance is the next short story in the series, followed by The Haunted Heist. Stay tuned!

Blood Vow (Black Dagger Legacy #2) by J.R. Ward

The Black Dagger Brotherhood continues to train the best of the best to join them in the deadly battle against the Lessening Society. Among the new recruits, Axe proves to be a cunning and vicious fighter—and also a loner isolated because of personal tragedy. When an aristocratic female needs a bodyguard, Axe takes the job, though he’s unprepared for the animal attraction that flares between him and the one he is sworn to protect.
For Elise, who lost her first cousin to a grisly murder, Axe’s dangerous appeal is enticing—and possibly a distraction from her grief. But as they delve deeper into her cousin’s death, and their physical connection grows into so much more, Axe fears that the secrets he keeps and his tortured conscience will tear them apart.
Rhage, the Brother with the biggest heart, knows all about self-punishing, and he wants to help Axe reach his full potential. But when an unexpected arrival threatens Rhage and Mary’s new family, he finds himself back in the trenches again, fighting against a destiny that will destroy all he holds most dear.
As Axe’s past becomes known, and fate seems to be turning against Rhage, both males must reach deep—and pray that love, rather than anger, will be their lantern in the darkness.

So, I guess I’m playing catch up, or maybe backtracking? I purchased Blood Kiss a while ago and although I knew that Black Dagger Legacy was a spin-off of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, I didn’t realize how connected it was until I was already two books ahead in the original series. So, in an effort to keep that happening to any other clueless reader – here’s the link to the Reading Order of both series courtesy of J.R. Ward’s website. You’re welcome 😉

Axe was the “bad boy” of the group of trainees. Or at least that’s the side of himself that he let everyone see. Once Elise and Axe are forced to spend more time together, Elise sees that side that not even Axe truly sees in himself. It’s almost as if he’s a different person when he’s around Elise.

Although I liked the story between Elise and Axe, it was Rhage, Mary and Bitty (along with a certain fallen angel) that really drew me in. Their part of the story just about broke my heart and made me love their little family even more. But the real pull was the love and support that they gained from their extended family was amazing. And yeah, Lassiter kind of stole the show.

Next up for the Black Dagger Legacy is Blood Fury, which means I’ll finally be caught up and can continue with The Thief from the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

The Kingdom (Graveyard Queen #2) by Amanda Stevens

Deep in the shadowy foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains lies a dying town.
My name is Amelia Gray. They call me The Graveyard Queen. I’ve been commissioned to restore an old cemetery in Asher Falls, South Carolina, but I’m coming to think I have another purpose here.
Why is there a cemetery at the bottom of Bell Lake? Why am I drawn time and again to a hidden grave I’ve discovered in the woods? Something is eating away at the soul of this town, this withering kingdom, and it will only be restored if I can uncover the truth.

I love it when the second book in a series draws me in as fast as the first. That was definitely the case with The Kingdom. Although readers got to know Amelia pretty well in The Restorer, there was much more to discover – by both readers and Amelia. There was more to her being brought to Asher Falls than just a simple graveyard restoration.

Her time away from Devlin didn’t lessen her attraction to him, but there were certain distractions in Asher Falls that kept her occupied – along with the mystery of why she felt that there was another reason she was there. There was also the mystery of who she could and couldn’t trust and as the story continued, that list grew shorter.

The revelations in The Kingdom changed everything for Amelia. The Prophet is next and I can’t wait to see what happens when she’s partnered with Devlin once again.

The Couple Next Door by Rick R. Reed

Jeremy Booth leads a simple life, scraping by in the gay neighborhood of Seattle, never letting his lack of material things get him down. But the one thing he really wants—someone to love—seems elusive. Until the couple next door moves in and Jeremy sees the man of his dreams, Shane McCallister, pushed down the stairs by a brute named Cole.
Jeremy would never go after another man’s boyfriend, so he reaches out to Shane in friendship while suppressing his feelings of attraction. But the feeling of something being off only begins with Cole being a hard-fisted bully—it ends with him seeming to be different people at different times. Some days, Cole is the mild-mannered John and then, one night in a bar, he’s the sassy and vivacious drag queen Vera.
So how can Jeremy rescue the man of his dreams from a situation that seems to get crazier and more dangerous by the day? By getting close to the couple next door, Jeremy not only puts a potential love in jeopardy, but eventually his very life.

Well, Rick R. Reed has done it again. He’s sucked me into another one of his crazy dark stories with The Couple Next Door. Although this is another re-release (the author has had a lot of those recently) since I didn’t catch it the first time around, it’s new to me.

Since there’s so much that happens… so many twists and turns and so much suspense, I don’t want to risk giving away too much- so I’ll apologize in advance for my vagueness. Just know that nothing is quite what it seems and… well… that pretty much covers it.

As far as the characters go, I’m not sure anyone except for Jeremy would have stuck with Shane as long as he did. I questioned his sanity more than once. He actually tried to walk away from the drama more than once, so he did have some sense of self preservation. I got just as aggravated at Shane as Jeremy did at times for keeping himself in harm’s way. As for John/Cole/Vera? Well, there just are no words….

There were times that reading The Couple Next Door was like witnessing a train wreck – one that I couldn’t walk away from. It definitely kept the pages turning – if for no other reason just to find out if any of the characters would make it to the end. Prepare yourself before going in – this is definitely not one for the faint of heart.