Release/Review Blitz: Hell by J.L. Beck and C. Hallman.

  HELL by JL Beck & C. Hallman
Release Date: June 25th
  Black Heart Romance presents Heaven & Hell, a brand new taboo romance series by ten of your favorite best-selling authors!
Authors included are Darcy Rose, C. Hallman, J.L. Beck, Isabella Starling, Lucy Smoke, R. Holmes, Sam Mariano, Adelaide Forrest, Logan Fox, Vivian Wood & C.L. Matthews.
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Heaven by Darcy Rose is a FREE prequel that gives you a taste of what’s to come!!
FREE Prequel Heaven by Darcy Rose:
Welcome to Purgatory, an exclusive club where we transform your darkest desires into reality. Here, everything is possible and nothing is too taboo.
I’ve built this club from the ground up. A playground for the wicked. In my club, your wildest dreams can come true or your worst nightmares can swallow you whole.
Are you ready to play?
*This is book two of a multi-author series but can be read as a standalone. TRIGGER WARNIG: This is a dark romance including non-con, dub-con, extreme violence and torture,
Hitman by Isabella Starling and C. Hallman:
Possessive by Vivan Wood
    About JL Beck:
J.L. Beck loves good books, wine, and coffee. She’s a lover of words and when she isn’t writing you can find her working on her newest book baby. She started her publishing journey back in 2014 and hasn’t stopped writing since. Living in Wisconsin with her husband, two kiddos, and dogs she wouldn’t trade them for anything. Well, maybe…
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About C. Hallman: Born and raised in Germany, C. Hallman moved to the United States when she was eighteen. She’s now a stay-at-home-mom to three boys, and happily married to her husband of 13 years. With a love for reading, that love slowly transpired into writing she put fingers to the keyboard and started writing about the dark side of romance.
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My review of Hell

Hell by J.L. Beck

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


“You’re on the second floor currently, and this is the level we refer to as Heaven. There are rooms set up throughout the floor where clients can engage in whatever kink they enjoy.”

“Hell. That’s what we call the basement level. The main level, where you walked in, is more of a social area. That’s where our guests relax and enjoy a few drinks before going either upstairs or down.”

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: 💋💋💋💋
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📙📕📗📙📙
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎🌏
Character development: 👨🏻👱🏻‍♀️🧔🏻👱🏼‍♂️

“Hell is reserved for our most formidable guests.”

The heroine: Rowan – she was best friends with Eve, the main character in the book Heaven by Darcy Rose. Eve didn’t like Rowan’s boyfriend Eric and was right about him. Eric beat Rowan on the regular until she was able to escape from him. Though it wasn’t long after that when she lost her waitressing job and was about to be evicted.

The Hero(es): Lucien – the owner of Club Purgatory and many other not so legitimated businesses. Lucien opened purgatory so the members would have a safe place to live out their fantasies. Hell is where the dark and depraved go to play.

The Story: Though everything that goes on in Heaven and in Hell is consensual, Lucien knows how to force consent. He has workers that are trained to find those that are down on their luck or hard up for cash and once he loans them the money he has them. Since most don’t have to pay him back they are willing to work at club purgatory in order to pay back their debt.

Rowen is in that very predicament at the beginning of the book and she finds out that one night in Hell is much worse than she imagined. That is as much as I can say about the plot, but I can say that this book was all scorching and a bag of flaming hot chips! The chemistry between Rowan and Lucien was explosive and the time between their interludes was enough to build up a tower of sexual tension.

This is the kind of dark that I totally love. Even though Lucien has his own dark fantasies and depravities, he is hella hot and a great anti-hero to boot! I liked Rowan a lot, even though she was meek at times. She shows how a woman can be strong on the inside even when she isn’t on the outside. I know some people might think it was weak of her to stay with someone who was abusing her for so long, but it isn’t always weakness that makes a person do that, and getting away shows how much strength she did have.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.


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