Book Blitz: Dancing With the Devil, by Gayatri R.

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Dancing With the Devil

#1 in the DWTD Series

By Gayatri R.

Genre | Tropes: Dark New Adult Romance | Mafia Romance | Fairy-tale retelling |Forced proximity | Villain falls first

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AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Available on Kindle Unlimited & Paperback

 Corvo:

They didn’t call me “The Raven” for no reason.

I’m known for being ruthless, lethal, and dangerously magnetic. I’m a shadow, the monster pirouetting in the dark. I’m feared yet loved by all, and the entire city surrenders to my name as I rule them with an iron fist.

People always look both ways before crossing me.

Until Bianca Romano turned my life into a storm with just a single glance.

She became mine to keep.

My obsession.

My beautiful temptation.

I broke my rules for her, but that doesn’t mean she can control me.

She’s staying, and she wants to play my game.

But I’ll show her exactly who’s in control.

 

Bianca:

They call him “The Raven.”

Legend has it that if you look at him, there’s no going back. But I bent my rules for him, and now I’m his, with no way out.

Corvo De La Rossi isn’t the monster he claims to be.

Because I know underneath that brutal exterior lies a lot of pain.

If he’s the monster, the beast in this fairytale, then I’m the beauty who will put back the broken, lost pieces of him-the one who will tame him.


Author Bio:

A twenty-something author who takes great pride in writing kissing-books that contain a lot of sin with a dash of fairytale magic! My female Mc’s bring their alpha men on their knees. When Gayatri isn’t writing you can find her in a bookstore thinking on how to ransack the entire shelf.

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Spotlight & Excerpt: The Night Queen + Giveaway

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE NIGHT QUEEN by Denise Daye Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

Title: THE NIGHT QUEEN
(Romantic Fairy Tales for Adults Book 1)
Author: Denise Daye

Pub. Date: July 26, 2022

Publisher: Timeless Papers

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 232

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, B&N, TBD, Bookshop.org

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They call me the Night Queen, with a heart as dark as the night itself. And as such, I will rule my future kingdom. No light shall ever touch my broken heart again.

On her twentieth birthday, the beautiful but arrogant Princess Mina von  Rhinecrosses the point of no return. Unwilling to be married off to a warmongering Northerner, she defies her father, the powerful King of the Rhine, and ridicules all her potential suitors.

Furious at her appalling behavior, her father vows to give Mina’s hand in marriage to the first unmarried man who walks through the palace gates—be it nobleman or beggar. And when an impoverished Northern soldier arrives at the castle the following day, the king stands by his word and offers Mina to him.

This ill-suggested match, however, might prove of use to Mina after all. The Northern soldier doesn’t seem too fond of the marriage himself, so Mina offers the handsome but insufferable warrior enormous riches if he helps her escape into the North.

But the dangerous journey through war-torn lands forces the princess to realize that if she can’t melt her frozen heart, marriage might be the least of her concerns.

From the author : This is a beautiful, dark, and romantic re-imagining of the long-forgotten German fairy tale ‘King Thrushbeard’ (first published by the beloved Brothers Grimm whose works include such classics as Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and Rapunzel). If you’d love to read an adult version of a compelling old fairy tale and enjoy enemies to lovers romances with sizzling passion, then this book is a must-read for you.


Excerpt:

“It’s nothing, barbarian,” I said in the arrogant and detached tone I often used with my servants.
His eyes widened. “What did you just call me?”
I lifted my chin. “You heard me just fine, barbarian.”
Alrick took a few large steps toward me. I stumbled backward; my back pressed against the cold stone wall.
“I have never come across a more arrogant, big-mouthed woman!” he growled, his face pinched in anger and frustration.
“Is that so?” I countered, crossing my arms. “Well, you wouldn’t know how to treat a woman if the instructions were tattooed on your forehead.” With another quick step, Alrick was towering in front of me.
“Stop pushing me!” he warned.
“No! Not when it comes to a barbaric man like you.”
Alrick grabbed both of my wrists and pinned me against the wall. His eyes flashed with firelight. I was breathing heavily now, his breath matching mine.
“What now, barbarian?” I narrowed my eyes at him. “Are you going to hit me? Is this how you handle your women in the North?”
His mouth widened in shock. “Hit you?”
His face was only inches away from mine. He was so close, I could feel his heart beating wildly against my chest.
“I bet violence is the only thing you barbarians know when it comes to women.”
The anger in his eyes shifted to something else. Something I couldn’t quite make out. I didn’t think he would hit me. He was not that sort of man. I expected him to yell, insult me, fight back. But to my surprise, he did none of that. Instead, he grinned.
“I know plenty else about women,” he said in a seductive tone. His grip around my wrists loosened as he pressed himself even harder against me. “I know your bad temper does not cause your racing heart,” he said. “Or your red cheeks.”


 About Denise Daye:

Denise is an Amazon best-selling author who graduated with a master’s in Social Work from an ivy league school, the University of Pennsylvania. She has spent many years of her life supporting families and individuals in need of assistance. She has always had a passion for reading and writing, especially steamy romance, but it
wasn’t until her own baby boy was born that Denise turned her passion into her profession. Whenever Denise is not typing away on one of her books, you can find her caring for her son (a.k.a. one of the toughest jobs in the world), binging Netflix with her beloved husband, or chasing after her puppy (who should technically be an adult dog by now).
 

 

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Week One:

7/11/2022

Sadie’s Spotlight

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7/12/2022

BookHounds

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7/13/2022

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt

7/14/2022

The Reading Devil

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7/15/2022

The Reading Life

Review/IG Post

7/16/2022

What A Nerd Girl Says

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Week Two:

7/17/2022

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7/18/2022

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7/19/2022

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7/20/2022

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7/21/2022

A Backwards Story

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7/22/2022

@simplybeccamee

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7/23/2022

BookBriefs

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Week Three:

7/24/2022

Books a Plenty Book Reviews

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7/25/2022

Writer of Wrongs

Guest Post

7/26/2022

The Page Ladies @jacleomik33

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7/27/2022

Rajiv’s Reviews

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7/28/2022

@wraithreads

TikTok Review/IG Post

7/29/2022

The Chatty Bookworm

TikTok Review/IG Post

7/30/2022

Books and Kats

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Week Four:

7/31/2022

Two Chicks on Books

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8/1/2022

@jaimerockstarbooktours

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8/2/2022

Lady Hawkeye

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8/3/2022

Nerdophiles

Review

8/4/2022

@enjoyingbooksagain

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8/5/2022

Fire and Ice

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8/6/2022

More Books Please blog

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Week Five:

8/7/2022

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8/8/2022

The Momma Spot

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8/9/2022

Books and Zebras

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Spotlight & Excerpt: Ashes + Giveaway

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the ASHES by M.K. Harkins Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

Title: ASHES
(Modern-Day Fairy Tale #1)

Author: M.K. Harkins

Pub. Date: June 1, 2022

Publisher: M.K. Harkins

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 303

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle

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Not your typical Cinderella story…

If she thought college applications were complicated, just wait until she catches feelings for the newest celebrity in town.

Ashley Adams doesn’t have time for haters. Already too busy dealing with dead bodies after her stepmother purchased a mortuary, she is ready to put the lid on her judgmental peers and finally bury her high school experience. But her focus is shattered when a charming pop-star-turned-student needs her help evading his crazed fans.

The last place heartthrob Harry James wants to be is back in school. Sentenced to finish his senior year after a case of accidental arson, the singer longs to return to the stage. But he never expected to meet a girl who could see through the fame to the real person inside.

Surprised by the chemistry between them, Ashley is shocked when Harry gives her the cold shoulder. But with his publicist forbidding him from dating her, Harry must choose between fame or love.

Can Ashley and Harry survive the turmoil threatening to tear them apart?

Ashes is a fun and snarky standalone YA romance. If you like captivating characters, emotional twists and turns, Fairies and Cinderella retellings, then you’ll adore MK Harkins’ fast-paced tale.

*Recommended for readers 13+ (Some mild swearing and off-page violence)


Reviews:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐   “I’m no stranger to retellings of fairytales so my expectations were high. The story is beautifully written with a fresh and modern take on the characters, whilst retaining the true essence of the story.”  Goodreads Reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A delightful mix of finding love in the modern world, with a bit of Fairytale magic mixed in. I thought the novel was beautifully written. There really weren’t any plot holes that led to confusion. The elements of a Cinderella retelling were masterfully placed, but not necessarily made the center of the story.”  Goodreads Reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “What a great read! Everything about this book made me want to keep reading! From the great characters, great story line and a Cinderella twist!” NetGalley Reviewer


Excerpt:

By the time we arrived at my front porch, the sun was setting, making the sky a show of purple and orange swirls. Harry paused and took hold of both my hands. The warmth radiated up my arms and throughout my body. I inhaled slowly, trying to calm my breathing. My eyes darted through the front windows, making sure everyone was still gone.
“Umm. Thanks. I had a great time.” Ugh. Could I sound any more lame?
A slow smile crept over his face. He leaned closer and focused on my lips. “May I?”
What to say? Part of me wanted to run like a cheetah. But another glance at his tempting lips and intense eyes, and I rethought everything. No, it wasn’t a good idea…
At the very moment of decision, a sparking sound came from the streetlamp, and it exploded, leaving us in semi-darkness. Startled, I jumped toward Harry and his protective arms, putting a hand on his chest.
Harry held me a little closer. “I guess the Universe wants this to happen.” His grin turned mischievous. “So?”
I leaned closer. His eyes darkened, and the electricity between us became a living thing, pulsing and sparking.
His hands reached up to cradle my face, and he leaned closer, his lips a whisper away. “It’s so easy being around you. “
“I feel the same,” I managed to get out.
“It doesn’t hurt that you’re also gorgeous.” His smile broadened into a grin.
Wow. Just wow. My defenses were blown to bits. He hadn’t even kissed me yet, and goosebumps covered every inch of my skin. Every cell came alive, and a thrill shot through my body. Our eyes stayed connected for a second and then…


 

About M.K. Harkins:

MK has always been a voracious reader. After hitting a dry spell of reading material, she decided to write the kind of book she’d like to read. This resulted in the creation of her debut novel, Intentional. (Award for Best Sweet Romance – eFestival of Words- August 2014) Unintentional, Breaking Braydon, Taking Tiffany and The Reader soon followed. MK’s newest, Famous by Default, an Amazon Bestseller, was released March 2017. The follow-up to The Reader, The Jack, published 2018. Next up- A series of modern-day fairy tales. We’ll start with a Cinderella story: Ashes

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of ASHES, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

6/1/2022

Sadie’s Spotlight

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6/2/2022

BookHounds YA

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6/3/2022

Cherie Colyer

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6/4/2022

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Week Two:

6/5/2022

BETTER_0FF_READ

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6/6/2022

Review Thick And Thin

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6/7/2022

YABooksCentral

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6/8/2022

Two Chicks on Books

Guest Post

6/9/2022

@jaimerockstarbooktours

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6/10/2022

Book Sniffers Anonymous

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6/11/2022

Living in a Bookworld

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Week Three:

6/12/2022

@jacleomik33 The Page Ladies

Review/IG Post

6/13/2022

Karen Dee’s Book Reviews

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6/14/2022

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6/15/2022

@My.Bookish.Mind

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6/16/2022

@travelersguidetobooks

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6/17/2022

Lady Hawkeye

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6/18/2022

100 Pages A Day

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Week Four:

6/19/2022

The Reading Devil

Review/IG Post

6/20/2022

@meetcuteromancebooks

Review/IG Post

6/21/2022

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Spotlight

6/22/2022

The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post

6/23/2022

Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Review/IG Post

6/24/2022

More Books Please blog

Review/IG Post

6/25/2022

Books a Plenty Book Reviews

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Week Five:

6/26/2022

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Review/IG Post

6/27/2022

Fire and Ice

Review

6/28/2022

@enjoyingbooksagain

IG Review

6/29/2022

Nagma | TakeALookAtMyBookshelf

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6/30/2022

@allyluvsbooksalatte

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