COVER REVEAL: Carnal Urges by J.T. Geissinger

This is a VERY highly anticipated release for me – but it’s not gonna be for the faint of heart, fair warning! While this is being billed as a standalone, I wouldn’t really say that’s true. The romance will definitely be self-contained, but this book fits into a larger story. If you’ve read Ruthless Creatures or Beautifully Cruel, you’ll have an idea of what you’re getting into… and may be familiar with some of the characters in play. If you haven’t read either of those books, well, you’ve got time before Carnal Urges releases on June 30th! Beautifully Cruel was one of my favorite books of 2020, and Ruthless Creatures is definitely a contender for this year’s list.

For those who are new to Geissinger’s work, this is an INTENSE and SUPER STEAMY mafia romance. Her antiheroes are dark and alpha, but they will win you over. There’s some dark humor that pairs strangely well with the intensity of the sexual tension. The tone is unlike other mafia romances I have read, but it pulls you in right away.

Details on Carnal Urges below – be sure to add this one to your TBR today!


Carnal (adjective):
1) Relating to the pleasures of the body
2) Given to sensual indulgence
3) The man who kidnapped me

The devil has blue eyes, an Irish accent, and a hatred for me that runs deep.

He blames me for starting a war. Consorting with his enemies. Getting his men killed. Though I’m innocent on all charges, he wants his pound of flesh. With an eye on revenge, he makes me his captive.

But as we’ll both soon discover, there are more powerful urges than that for revenge.

When the devil meets his match but she’s his sworn enemy, that’s when the real war begins.


Start the series today!


An explosive new novel of love, lust, and obsession from bestselling author J.T. Geissinger.

Five years ago, my fiancé disappeared. He left me with a wedding dress I’d never wear. Left me with the kind of scars that can’t be healed. The man I built my future on vanished like a ghost. All that remained was my broken heart and a million unanswered questions.

Until a mysterious stranger arrives in town. 

Tall, dark, and dangerous, Kage is as full of secrets as he is sex appeal. Though I know he’s hiding something, I’m drawn to him like a moth to flame.

The intensity of our connection is addictive, unlike anything I’ve ever felt before. Heat crackles between us with every look, desire flares into passion, and I fall hard, helpless to resist.

But when I discover how he’s tied to my fiancé’s disappearance, I learn what happens when you fly recklessly into fire:

You get burned.


Read my review here

Want to really dive in? Start with Beautifully Cruel or go back even further!

Beautifully Cruel is on sale for just 99 cents for the next few days ONLY, so it’s the perfect time to dive in! If you really want to get immersed in this world, Beautifully Cruel is a great place to start. Some of the characters in that book will tie into the overall story of Carnal Urges, but not in a major way. You can grab it on Amazon at:, and my review is the first one to show up.

You want to go even further back than that? I’ll try to explain. Again, these are absolutely not required reading for Carnal Urges, but this is the order you would go in. The Bad Habit series is the least important. The Bad Habit rock star series (mega steamy and super angsty) is some of Geissinger’s earliest work. It introduces the hero (as a side character) who stars in the Dangerous Beauty trilogy (suspenseful and dark). Characters from Beautifully Cruel are introduced in the Dangerous Beauty trilogy. You won’t miss anything major if you don’t read the Dangerous Beauty trilogy first, but you’ll have more insight into the antiheroes of Beautifully Cruel and Cruel Paradise if you do.

Links to Amazon
Bad Habit Book 1:
Dangerous Beauty Book 1:
Beautifully Cruel Book 1:
Ruthless Creatures:

About the Author:

J.T. Geissinger is a bestselling author of emotionally charged romance and women’s fiction. Ranging from funny, feisty rom coms to intense, edgy suspense, her books have sold more than one million copies and been translated into several languages.

She is the recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book, the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, and is a two-time finalist for the RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America®. She has also been a finalist in the Booksellers’ Best, National Readers’ Choice, and Daphne du Maurier Awards.

Her first novel was published in 2012. Since then she’s written eighteen more novels. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking wine, surfing the internet, and daydreaming about all the things she’s going to be when she grows up. She lives near the beach in Los Angeles with her husband and deaf/demented rescue kitty, Ginger.

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